Patents by Inventor Patrick O. Sullivan

Patrick O. Sullivan has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20200087822
    Abstract: A garment may include a first woven component, a second woven component, a space between the first and second woven components defining a channel filled with a fill material, and a third woven component extending such that the first and second woven components are woven together where there is no channel. The channel may be filled with a filler material. Multiple channels may be provided such that they form a zoned pattern in the garment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: David Steel, Patrick O'SULLIVAN
  • Patent number: 10480105
    Abstract: A garment may include a first woven component, a second woven component, a space between the first and second woven components defining a channel filled with a fill material, and a third woven component extending such that the first and second woven components are woven together where there is no channel. The channel may be filled with a filler material. Multiple channels may be provided such that they form a zoned pattern in the garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Reebok International Limited
    Inventors: David Steel, Patrick O'Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20180279944
    Abstract: The invention features a headset, and systems including the headset, equipped with electrical sensors. The headset is suitable for use by a child and suitable for use in a gaming system, e.g., to train attention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Christopher James AISTON, Wayne R. BOUCHER, Robert Andrew CHARLES, Brendan Patrick COLLINS, Daniel GOODWIN, Michael Thomas HERDA, Adam JACOBS, Kee Sook JEON, Daniel Patrick O'SULLIVAN, James M. SELLERS, John Richard SHAMBROOM, Joseph ST. ONGE, Drew SUNSTEIN
  • Publication number: 20180002842
    Abstract: A garment may include a first woven component, a second woven component, a space between the first and second woven components defining a channel filled with a fill material, and a third woven component extending such that the first and second woven components are woven together where there is no channel. The channel may be filled with a filler material. Multiple channels may be provided such that they form a zoned pattern in the garment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: David Steel, Patrick O'Sullivan
  • Patent number: 9817802
    Abstract: A method for intelligently handling abbreviations in text-based electronic communications can begin with the compilation of abbreviation usage history data by an intelligent abbreviation handler component of a text-based electronic communications system. The abbreviation usage history data can indicate a presentation preference for abbreviation elements based upon past usage by the user. An abbreviation element can be an abbreviation, an acronym, or an initialism. The abbreviation element can be presented in a condensed format or an expanded format. Abbreviation elements can be identified in a received text-based electronic communication. The presentation preference of each identified abbreviation element can be intelligently determined for each recipient from the abbreviation usage history data. An abbreviation-adjusted text-based electronic communication can be created for each recipient using the received text-based electronic communication and the determined presentation preference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Judith H. Bank, Erik S. Bryant, Gary Denner, Patrick O'Sullivan
  • Patent number: 9628490
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to validating a specified identity for a participant to a chat session and provide a novel and non-obvious method, system and computer program product for trusted contact name validation for an instant messaging session. In one embodiment of the invention, an instant messaging contact name validation method can be provided. The method can include establishing a trusted relationship among at least two instant messaging servers in a trusted community of instant messaging servers, receiving a request to add a specified contact to a list of instant messaging contacts in association within one of the instant messaging servers in the trusted community of instant messaging servers, and validating the specified contact with another of the instant messaging servers in the trusted community of instant messaging servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick O'Sullivan, James P. Galvin, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9503527
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for a client device accessing a host virtual desktop (HVD) server in a network. At the client device, a session is initiated with the HVD server to access a virtual desktop hosted by the HVD server. The client device launches via the virtual desktop a communications application hosted by the HVD server to cause the communications application to obtain communication identifier information from a communications manager server. The communication identifier information is forwarded from the HVD server to the client device. The client device registers with the communications manager server using the communication identifier information to enable the client device to take on a persona of a user that is associated with the communication identifier information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick O'Sullivan, Joseph Enda Smyth, Michelle Concannon, Niall Murphy, Cris Cristina
  • Publication number: 20160299987
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a method, system and computer program product for crowd-sourced F-pattern utilization in Web page component optimization. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for crowd-sourced F-pattern utilization in Web page component optimization includes serving copies of a Web page to different viewers over a computer communications network and receiving data in respect to viewing patterns of the different viewers of the copies of the Web page. From the data received from the different viewers, a crowd-sourced F-pattern for the Web page is computed. Subsequent to serving the copies of the Web page, placement of components of the Web page is modified to place more important components within the crowd-sourced F-pattern to the exclusion of other components of the Web page. Finally, copies of the Web page as modified are served to subsequent requesting viewers over the computer communications network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Judith H. Bank, Liam Harpur, Patrick O'Sullivan, Lin Sun
  • Patent number: 9438434
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to arbitrating polling results and provide a novel and non-obvious method, system and computer program product for collaborative arbitration of polling results in a collaborative environment. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for collaborative arbitration of polling results in a collaborative environment can be provided. The method can include placing a poll within a message and sending the message to a select group of collaborators in the collaborative environment. The method further can include receiving poll results from a collaborator in the select group in a reply to the message, extracting the poll results from the reply and placing the poll within a new message along with the extracted poll results. Thereafter, the new message can be sent to the select group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick O'Sullivan, Cynthia E. Barber-Mingo, Gary Denner, Ruthie D. Lyle, Carol S. Zimmet
  • Patent number: 9338072
    Abstract: A Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) session between computing devices can be identified. Each computing device can be associated with a communication link. Each of the computing devices can execute a VoIP application. Each application can include selectable codecs. The codecs can be an audio codec and a video codec. A unique list of the selectable codecs can be generated. The list can include sublists which can identify the codecs. A loss threshold with each sublist based on previously determined performance characteristics of the codecs can be associated. The threshold can be a packet loss threshold value of the link associated with the devices. A packet loss metric of the link can be evaluated. The link can be associated with a codec of the sublists. A programmatic action can be performed to select a different codec from the sublists responsive to the evaluating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Haytham Assem, Jonathan Dunne, James P. Galvin, Patrick O'Sullivan
  • Patent number: 9251522
    Abstract: Detecting click fraud that includes a client device capable of accessing a server hosting a web page containing an advertisement. The client device includes a network interface allowing access to the server and code on the client device. The code accesses and displays a web page containing an advertisement, provides mechanisms (e.g., an applet, an ActiveX control, a plugin, a JavaScript, a browser scripting language, browser extensions, or code native to the browser) associated with each pixel cluster where each mechanism captures information regarding the transit of the pixel cluster by a cursor on the web page, and collects information based on the capturing by each associated mechanism regarding the transit of the pixel cluster by a cursor on the web page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick O'Sullivan, Edith H. Stern, Robert C. Weir, Barry E. Willner
  • Patent number: 9235815
    Abstract: A method, device and computer program product for name resolution in a collaborative environment may include receiving initiation of a collaboration from a user, where the collaboration includes actions from at least two applications. The method may also include determining an identity of the user initiating the collaboration. The method may further include retrieving an alias of the user and attaching the alias of the user to the collaboration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick O'Sullivan, Fred Raguillat, Edith H. Stern, Barry E. Willner
  • Patent number: 9232049
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the quality of experience for a multi-part conference call is determined. Values for network characteristics for a conference call between at least three parties is captured using a multi-party conference call system. The network characteristics encompasses at least parameters expressed in an E-Model R-Factor equation. A quality of experience (QoE) is determined that accounts for degradation effects. The determined QoE is represented as a corrected mean opinion score (MOS) perceived by the receiving party. A controllable parameter of the conference call is dynamically and automatically modified to positively affect the determined QoE of the receiving party when the QoS is below a designated minimal QoE threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Haytham Assem, Jonathan Dunne, James P. Galvin, Patrick O'Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20150381379
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to arbitrating polling results and provide a novel and non-obvious method, system and computer program product for collaborative arbitration of polling results in a collaborative environment. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for collaborative arbitration of polling results in a collaborative environment can be provided. The method can include placing a poll within a message and sending the message to a select group of collaborators in the collaborative environment. The method further can include receiving poll results from a collaborator in the select group in a reply to the message, extracting the poll results from the reply and placing the poll within a new message along with the extracted poll results. Thereafter, the new message can be sent to the select group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: Patrick O'Sullivan, Cynthia E. Barber-Mingo, Gary Denner, Ruthie D. Lyle, Carol S. Zimmet
  • Publication number: 20150230020
    Abstract: The invention features a headset, and systems including the headset, equipped with electrical sensors. The headset is suitable for use by a child and suitable for use in a gaming system, e.g., to train attention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Inventors: Kee Sook JEON, Daniel Patrick O'SULLIVAN, Christopher James AISTON, Brendan Patrick COLLINS, Adam JACOBS, John SHAMBROOM, Brad GOVERMAN, Eric GORDON
  • Patent number: D737327
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Scott Wudyka, Jesse Denson, Daniel Patrick O'Sullivan, Jr., Heman Au
  • Patent number: D737328
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Kristin Watson, Daniel Patrick O'Sullivan, Jr.
  • Patent number: D737855
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Zachary Scott Hastings, Daniel Patrick O'Sullivan, Jr.
  • Patent number: D760728
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Jennifer Lyn Zogbi, Daniel Patrick O'Sullivan, Jr.
  • Patent number: D920630
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Reebok International Limited
    Inventor: Patrick O'Sullivan