Patents by Inventor Rachel K.E. Bellamy

Rachel K.E. Bellamy 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: 20160320962
    Abstract: Detecting user input based on multiple gestures is provided. One or more interactions are received from a user via a user interface. An inferred interaction is determined based, at least in part, on a geometric operation, wherein the geometric operation is based on the one or more interactions. The inferred interaction is presented via the user interface. Whether a confirmation has been received for the inferred interaction is determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Rachel K. E. Bellamy, Bonnie E. John, Peter K. Malkin, John T. Richards, Calvin B. Swart, John C. Thomas, JR., Sharon M. Trewin
  • Patent number: 9483573
    Abstract: In a method for generating an audio summary of a portion of an electronic document, a user input selecting a focus position within a rendered electronic document is received. The plurality of document elements included in the rendered electronic document is identified. A plurality of audio objects corresponding to the plurality of document elements is generated. An audio signal is generated. The audio signal includes a subset of the plurality of audio objects corresponding to a subset of the plurality of document elements contained within a predetermined range from the focus position. The audio signal indicates the spatial relation between the elements of the elements subset. The audio signal is rendered to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rachel K. E. Bellamy, Peter K. Malkin, John T. Richards, Sharon M. Trewin
  • Publication number: 20160202902
    Abstract: Detecting user input based on multiple gestures is provided. One or more interactions are received from a user via a user interface. An inferred interaction is determined based, at least in part, on a geometric operation, wherein the geometric operation is based on the one or more interactions. The inferred interaction is presented via the user interface. Whether a confirmation has been received for the inferred interaction is determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: Rachel K. E. Bellamy, Bonnie E. John, Peter K. Malkin, John T. Richards, Calvin B. Swart, John C. Thomas, JR., Sharon M. Trewin
  • Publication number: 20160128568
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for post-hoc correction of calibration errors in eye tracking data, which take into consideration calibration errors that result from changes in user position during a user session in which the user's fixations on a display screen are captured and recorded by an eye tracking system, and which take into consideration errors that occur when the user looks away from a displayed target item before selecting the target item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: Rachel K.E. Bellamy, Bonnie E. John, John T. Richards, Calvin B. Swart, John C. Thomas, JR., Sharon M. Trewin
  • Patent number: 9244889
    Abstract: Mechanisms are provided for generating a shape tag cloud display. A user input is received that specifies an arbitrarily hand-drawn shape tag. A set of shape tag equivalence classes is updated based on the received user input to assign the arbitrarily hand-drawn shape tag to a shape tag equivalence class having similar previously entered arbitrarily hand-drawn shape tags. Rankings of the shape tags relative to one another are generated. The shape tag cloud display is generated based on the rankings. A representation of each shape tag within the shape tag cloud display has display characteristics based on the rankings. The shape tag cloud display is then output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rachel K. E. Bellamy, Michael Desmond, Jacquelyn A. Martino, Paul M. Matchen, Harold L. Ossher, John T. Richards, Calvin B. Swart
  • Patent number: 9218321
    Abstract: Mechanisms are provided for generating a shape tag cloud display. A user input is received that specifies an arbitrarily hand-drawn shape tag. A set of shape tag equivalence classes is updated based on the received user input to assign the arbitrarily hand-drawn shape tag to a shape tag equivalence class having similar previously entered arbitrarily hand-drawn shape tags. Rankings of the shape tags relative to one another are generated. The shape tag cloud display is generated based on the rankings. A representation of each shape tag within the shape tag cloud display has display characteristics based on the rankings. The shape tag cloud display is then output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rachel K. E. Bellamy, Michael Desmond, Jacquelyn A. Martino, Paul M. Matchen, Harold L. Ossher, John T. Richards, Calvin B. Swart
  • Publication number: 20150346826
    Abstract: Detecting user input based on multiple gestures is provided. One or more interactions are received from a user via a user interface. An inferred interaction is determined based, at least in part, on a geometric operation, wherein the geometric operation is based on the one or more interactions. The inferred interaction is presented via the user interface. Whether a confirmation has been received for the inferred interaction is determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rachel K. E. Bellamy, Bonnie E. John, Peter K. Malkin, John T. Richards, Calvin B. Swart, John C. Thomas, JR., Sharon M. Trewin
  • Patent number: 8903691
    Abstract: Systems and computer program products for providing usability predictions are set forth herein. A system includes a test case collector for obtaining test cases for analyzing usability of a graphical user interface of a given software application, the test case collector having at least a memory storing the test cases. The system further includes a human performance model generator for automatically generating a human performance model based on the test cases. The system also includes a usability predictor for generating the usability predictions based on the human performance model. The test case collector automatically generates at least some of the test cases from an analysis of the given software application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rachel K. E. Bellamy, Myra B. Cohen, Bonnie E. John, Padmanabhan Santhanam, Amanda M. Swearngin
  • Patent number: 8903690
    Abstract: Methods of providing usability predictions are set forth herein. A method includes obtaining test cases for analyzing usability of a graphical user interface of a given software application. The method further includes automatically generating, using a processor, a human performance model based on the test cases. The method also includes generating the usability predictions based on the human performance model. At least some of the test cases are generated automatically from an analysis of the given software application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rachel K. E. Bellamy, Myra B. Cohen, Bonnie E. John, Padmanabhan Santhanam, Amanda M. Swearngin
  • Patent number: 8866823
    Abstract: Automatically creating a series of intermediate states may include receiving a start state and an end state of a reactive system, identifying one or more components of the start state and the end state and determining one or more events associated with the one or more components. One or more intermediate states between the start state and the end state, and one or more transitions from and to the one or more intermediate states are created using the one or more components of the start state and the end state and the one or more events associated with the one or more components. The one or more intermediate states and the one or more transitions form one or more time-based paths from the start state to the end state occurring in response to applying the one or more events to the associated one or more components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rachel K. E. Bellamy, Michael Desmond, Jacquelyn A. Martino, Paul M. Matchen, John T. Richards, Calvin B. Swart
  • Patent number: 8856750
    Abstract: A system and method for evaluating interfaces includes computing a reference script for a task from a reference interface design and translating the reference script into one or more target action scripts based on a target design. The one or more target action scripts on the target design are executed to produce target metrics. The target metrics are compared to determine whether the target action script successfully translates the reference script.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rachel K. E. Bellamy, Bonnie E. John, Calvin B. Swart, John C. Thomas, Jr., Sharon M. Trewin
  • Patent number: 8825561
    Abstract: A method and system of determining a prioritized list of one or more users related to a given goal obtaining a set of places, determine one or more future places an expert associated with a given goal is predicted to visit to accomplish the given goal, obtain a history of one or more places users have visited, determine one or more historical places from the history of one or more places that match the future places, and identify one or more users associated with the determined one or more historical places.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rachel K. E. Bellamy, Margaret M. Burnett, Joseph A. Lawrance, Peter K. Malkin, John T. Richards, Clay E. Williams
  • Publication number: 20140188479
    Abstract: In a method for communicating characteristics of an electronic document, a coefficient representative of predetermined characteristics of the electronic document is determined. The coefficient is associated with a corresponding audio rendering parameter. A speech signal communicating content of the electronic document is generated. The speech signal includes predetermined text content items audio formatted based on the audio rendering parameter. The speech signal is rendered to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rachel K.E. Bellamy, Peter K. Malkin, John T. Richards, Sharon M. Trewin
  • Publication number: 20140164894
    Abstract: In a method for generating an audio summary of a portion of an electronic document, a user input selecting a focus position within a rendered electronic document is received. The plurality of document elements included in the rendered electronic document is identified. A plurality of audio objects corresponding to the plurality of document elements is generated. An audio signal is generated. The audio signal includes a subset of the plurality of audio objects corresponding to a subset of the plurality of document elements contained within a predetermined range from the focus position. The audio signal indicates the spatial relation between the elements of the elements subset. The audio signal is rendered to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rachel K.E. Bellamy, Peter K. Malkin, John T. Richards, Sharon M. Trewin
  • Patent number: 8732616
    Abstract: A mark-based containment system, in one aspect, may include a graphical user interface operable to receive an indication of a mark as a container marking, attribute one or more container attributes to the container marking, and store the container mark and the container attributes associated with the container mark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rachel K. E. Bellamy, Michael Desmond, Jacquelyn A. Martino, Paul M. Matchen, Harold L. Ossher, John T. Richards, Calvin B. Swart
  • Publication number: 20140122043
    Abstract: Systems and computer program products for providing usability predictions are set forth herein. A system includes a test case collector for obtaining test cases for analyzing usability of a graphical user interface of a given software application, the test case collector having at least a memory storing the test cases. The system further includes a human performance model generator for automatically generating a human performance model based on the test cases. The system also includes a usability predictor for generating the usability predictions based on the human performance model. The test case collector automatically generates at least some of the test cases from an analysis of the given software application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicants: UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: RACHEL K. E. BELLAMY, MYRA B. COHEN, BONNIE E. JOHN, PADMANABHAN SANTHANAM, AMANDA M. SWEARNGIN
  • Publication number: 20140122041
    Abstract: Methods of providing usability predictions are set forth herein. A method includes obtaining test cases for analyzing usability of a graphical user interface of a given software application. The method further includes automatically generating, using a processor, a human performance model based on the test cases. The method also includes generating the usability predictions based on the human performance model. At least some of the test cases are generated automatically from an analysis of the given software application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicants: UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: RACHEL K. E. BELLAMY, MYRA B. COHEN, BONNIE E. JOHN, PADMANABHAN SANTHANAM, AMANDA M. SWEARNGIN
  • Patent number: 8564620
    Abstract: Automatically adjusting rendered fidelity of an element in a composition may include detecting an element added to a composition and determining fidelity of an added element's rendering based on rendering of one or more other elements in the composition. Rendering of the added element may be automatically adjusted to the determined fidelity to match the rendering of said one or more other elements in the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rachel K. E. Bellamy, Michael Desmond, Jacquelyn A. Martino, Paul M. Matchen, John T. Richards, Calvin B. Swart
  • Patent number: 8495566
    Abstract: A system and method that can be used to create a new API via a combination of existing APIs, e.g., given a set of existing APIs. The system and method also allow the user to remove existing API elements from the generated API, and to add new API elements to the generated API.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Samuel S. Adams, Rachel K. E. Bellamy, Jonathan P. Brezin, John T. Richards
  • Publication number: 20130080947
    Abstract: A mark-based containment system, in one aspect, may include a graphical user interface operable to receive an indication of a mark as a container marking, attribute one or more container attributes to the container marking, and store the container mark and the container attributes associated with the container mark.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rachel K. E. Bellamy, Michael Desmond, Jacquelyn A. Martino, Paul M. Matchen, Harold L. Ossher, John T. Richards, Calvin B. Swart