Patents by Inventor Paul B. French

Paul B. French 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).

  • Patent number: 9641905
    Abstract: A first instance of a reference video is stored. A primary video and a second instance of the reference video are simultaneously received. At least one quality of experience value that infers a perceptual quality of the primary video as received by a system is generated by comparing the first instance of the reference video to the second instance of the reference video on a pixel-by-pixel, frame-by-frame, basis and determining whether each pixel and each frame contained in the first instance of the reference video are contained in the second instance of the reference video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignees: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN
    Inventors: Jonathan Dunne, Paul B. French, James P. Galvin, Jr., Patrick McDonagh, Patrick J. O'Sullivan
  • Patent number: 9641904
    Abstract: A first instance of a reference video is stored. A primary video and a second instance of the reference video are simultaneously received. At least one quality of experience value that infers a perceptual quality of the primary video as received by a system is generated by comparing the first instance of the reference video to the second instance of the reference video on a pixel-by-pixel, frame-by-frame, basis and determining whether each pixel and each frame contained in the first instance of the reference video are contained in the second instance of the reference video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignees: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN
    Inventors: Jonathan Dunne, Paul B. French, James P. Galvin, Jr., Patrick McDonagh, Patrick J. O'Sullivan
  • Patent number: 9602572
    Abstract: A method of implementing calls includes identifying a call scheduled for a time in the future from an electronic calendar associated with a user and prior to the call, ordering a plurality of codecs used by an Internet Protocol (IP) phone of the user for the scheduled call. The method further includes, during the call and using a processor, calculating a mean opinion score for the call and storing the mean opinion score as part of call data for the call within a data storage device comprising historical call data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignees: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION, WATERFORD INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Jonathan Dunne, Paul B. French, James P. Galvin, Jr., Mohamed Adel Mahmoud, Patrick J. O'Sullivan
  • Patent number: 9602571
    Abstract: Codec selection and usage for calls includes identifying a call scheduled for a time in the future from an electronic calendar associated with a user and prior to the call, ordering a plurality of codecs used by an Internet Protocol (IP) phone of the user for the scheduled call. During the call and using a processor, a mean opinion score for the call is calculated and stored as part of call data for the call within a data storage device including historical call data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignees: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION, WATERFORD INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Jonathan Dunne, Paul B. French, James P. Galvin, Jr., Mohamed Adel Mahmoud, Patrick J. O'Sullivan
  • Patent number: 9571328
    Abstract: A self-organizing internet protocol television (IPTV) grid system that: establishes an internet protocol television grid including an IPTV server, a plurality of grid nodes, a first end user device and a second end user device; communicates an IPTV channel signal over a first communication path that begins at the IPTV server and ends at the first end user device; communicates the IPTV channel signal over a second communication path that begins at the IPTV server and ends at the second end user device; determines that a quality issue condition exists for the channel signal as communicated to the second end user device; and responsive to the determination of the quality issue condition, communicates the IPTV channel signal over a third communication path that begins at the first end user device and ends at the second end user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hitham A. A. A. Salama, Jonathan Dunne, Paul B. French, James P. Galvin, Jr., Patrick J. O'Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20170030726
    Abstract: An enhanced navigation system allowing navigation route and destination planning according to user-specified criteria for the emotion state of persons along a route, at a destination, or both. The enhancement is accomplished by filtering a pool of users contributing human emotion metrics corresponding to one or more parts of a navigation plan to determine a subset of users who will be the best predictors of how an operator of the enhanced navigation system will respond emotionally to routes and destinations available for navigation. The human emotion metrics provided by the subset of users can be compared with an emotion objective to determine and provide suitable routes and destinations for navigation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: Paul B. French, Jack J. Healy
  • Publication number: 20170024745
    Abstract: A network management system includes an index of historical events, some of which are associated with at least one historical group type and including for the at least one historical group type, the probability that an historical group of that type will lead to a further event action. Further, the network management system includes for each historical event type, the probability that an historical event of that type will be in the at least one historical group; an event classifier for determining, from the index, an historical group type associated with a new event; an action probability classifier for determining the probability of a further event action occurring due to the new event based on the probability of the associated historical group leading to an historical further event action and the probability of the new event being in the associated historical group; and an event tagger for assigning the probability of the further event action to the new event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: Anthony T. Brew, Paul B. French, John Russell, Jonathan I. Settle, Kristian J. Stewart
  • Patent number: 9537707
    Abstract: A self-organizing internet protocol television (IPTV) grid system that: establishes an internet protocol television grid including an IPTV server, a plurality of grid nodes, a first end user device and a second end user device; communicates an IPTV channel signal over a first communication path that begins at the IPTV server and ends at the first end user device; communicates the IPTV channel signal over a second communication path that begins at the IPTV server and ends at the second end user device; determines that a quality issue condition exists for the channel signal as communicated to the second end user device; and responsive to the determination of the quality issue condition, communicates the IPTV channel signal over a third communication path that begins at the first end user device and ends at the second end user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hitham A. A. A. Salama, Jonathan Dunne, Paul B. French, James P. Galvin, Jr., Patrick J. O'Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20160345156
    Abstract: The first mobile device determining that the first mobile device is lost and the first mobile device, in response to determining that the first mobile device is lost, activating a secure mode on the first mobile device. The first mobile device making the first mobile device discoverable to other mobile devices. The first mobile device electronically binding to a second mobile device. The first mobile device sending information relating to the first mobile device to the second mobile device. The first mobile device receiving an indication that the first mobile device is no longer lost. The first mobile device, in response to receiving the indication that the first mobile device is no longer lost, unbinding from the second mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: Paul B. French, Jack J. Healy, Niall J. Lucey
  • Publication number: 20160323871
    Abstract: A first mobile device determines a second mobile device losing connectivity to a second network or a communication link between the second mobile device and the second network degrading below a threshold value, the second mobile device assigned a role of sharing broker that brokers sharing of network resources of at least a first network among a plurality of other mobile devices via the second network, the first mobile device and the plurality of other mobile devices participating in a sharing group. Responsive to the determination, the role of sharing broker is activated on the first mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Jonathan Dunne, Paul B. French, James P. Galvin, JR., Yi Han, Patrick J. O'Sullivan
  • Patent number: 9451465
    Abstract: The first mobile device determining that the first mobile device is lost and the first mobile device, in response to determining that the first mobile device is lost, activating a secure mode on the first mobile device. The first mobile device making the first mobile device discoverable to other mobile devices. The first mobile device electronically binding to a second mobile device. The first mobile device sending information relating to the first mobile device to the second mobile device. The first mobile device receiving an indication that the first mobile device is no longer lost. The first mobile device, in response to receiving the indication that the first mobile device is no longer lost, unbinding from the second mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul B. French, Jack J. Healy, Niall J. Lucey
  • Patent number: 9451650
    Abstract: A first mobile device receives, from each of a plurality of other mobile devices, information related to the availability of at least one network resource provided by at least a first network offered for sharing by the respective other mobile device. The first mobile device also receives a request from a second mobile device to access the network resource provided by the first network shared by at least one of the plurality of other mobile devices. The first mobile device selects at least one of the other mobile devices to share the network resource provided by the first network with the second mobile device. The first mobile device communicates to the second mobile device peer-to-peer network connection information of the selected at least one of the other mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignees: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, BELFIELD
    Inventors: Jonathan Dunne, Paul B. French, James P. Galvin, Jr., Yi Han, Patrick J. O'Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20160212498
    Abstract: A first instance of a reference video is stored. A primary video and a second instance of the reference video are simultaneously received. At least one quality of experience value that infers a perceptual quality of the primary video as received by a system is generated by comparing the first instance of the reference video to the second instance of the reference video on a pixel-by-pixel, frame-by-frame, basis and determining whether each pixel and each frame contained in the first instance of the reference video are contained in the second instance of the reference video.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: Jonathan Dunne, Paul B. French, James P. Galvin, JR., Patrick McDonagh, Patrick J. O'Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20160212497
    Abstract: A first instance of a reference video is stored. A primary video and a second instance of the reference video are simultaneously received. At least one quality of experience value that infers a perceptual quality of the primary video as received by a system is generated by comparing the first instance of the reference video to the second instance of the reference video on a pixel-by-pixel, frame-by-frame, basis and determining whether each pixel and each frame contained in the first instance of the reference video are contained in the second instance of the reference video.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: Jonathan Dunne, Paul B. French, James P. Galvin, JR., Patrick McDonagh, Patrick J. O'Sullivan
  • Patent number: 9397894
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, computer program product, and computing system is provided for quality of experience for media transmissions. In an implementation, a method may include determining a first quality of experience metric associated with a media stream at a first network node. The first quality of experience metric may be transmitted with the media stream. The method may also include determining a second quality of experience metric associated with the media stream at a second network node. An updated quality of experience metric may be transmitted with the media stream. The updated quality of experience metric may be based upon, at least in part, the first quality of experience metric and the second quality of experience metric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan Dunne, Paul B. French, James P. Galvin, Jr., Yi Han, Patrick J. O'Sullivan
  • Patent number: 9397893
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, computer program product, and computing system is provided for quality of experience for media transmissions. In an implementation, a method may include determining a first quality of experience metric associated with a media stream at a first network node. The first quality of experience metric may be transmitted with the media stream. The method may also include determining a second quality of experience metric associated with the media stream at a second network node. An updated quality of experience metric may be transmitted with the media stream. The updated quality of experience metric may be based upon, at least in part, the first quality of experience metric and the second quality of experience metric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan Dunne, Paul B. French, James P. Galvin, Jr., Yi Han, Patrick J. O'Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20160156710
    Abstract: A first mobile device receives, from each of a plurality of other mobile devices, information related to the availability of at least one network resource provided by at least a first network offered for sharing by the respective other mobile device. The first mobile device also receives a request from a second mobile device to access the network resource provided by the first network shared by at least one of the plurality of other mobile devices. The first mobile device selects at least one of the other mobile devices to share the network resource provided by the first network with the second mobile device. The first mobile device communicates to the second mobile device peer-to-peer network connection information of the selected at least one of the other mobile devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Inventors: Jonathan Dunne, Paul B. French, James P. Galvin, JR., Yi Han, Patrick J. O'Sullivan
  • Patent number: 9344340
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, computer program product, and computer system for notification of a QoE (Quality of Experience) issue in a network service. An end user device sends the notification to a server providing the network service, in response to determining that calculated QoE metrics is below a predetermined level for a predetermined time period. The server resolves the QoE issue, in response to determining that the QoE issue is listed to be resolved by the server. The server forwards the notification of the QoE issue to a system administrator, in response to determining that the QoE issue is not listed to be resolved by the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Himanshu Dadheech, Jonathan Dunne, Paul B. French, James P. Galvin, Jr., Patrick J. O'Sullivan
  • Patent number: 9326041
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, computer program product, and computing system is provided for quality of experience for media transmissions. In an implementation, a method may include defining a lower media stream discontinuity threshold. The method may also include evaluating a media stream discontinuity rate associated with a portion of a media stream. When the media stream discontinuity rate associated with the portion of the media stream is greater than the lower media stream discontinuity threshold, the method may further include determining a quality of experience associated with the portion of the media stream based upon, at least in part, a payload associated with the portion of the media stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignees: International Business Machines Corporation, University College Dublin
    Inventors: Paul B. French, James P. Galvin, Jr., Patrick W. McDonagh, Patrick J. O'Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20160103811
    Abstract: Updating a document relating to updates of a graphical user interface (GUI) is provided. An example method includes identifying one or more images in a screenshot of an existing graphical user interface (GUI) and in a screenshot of a new GUI modified from the existing GUI; extracting image text associated with one or more component images from the existing GUI and the new GUI; identifying, in the new GUI, text and image differences between the component images from the existing GUI and the new GUI; identifying, in a document, document text associated with the text and image differences; and modifying the associated document text according to the identified text and image differences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Inventors: Nathan CULLEN, Paul B. FRENCH, James YOUNG