Patents by Inventor Richard Hennessy

Richard Hennessy 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: 10318877
    Abstract: A processor-implemented method, computer program product, and/or computer system predicts a future event. A first bit array, which describes characteristics of a single entity while experiencing a first event, is generated using values received from a set of physical test devices. After the first single entity experiences a different second event, a second bit array is generated from another set of physical test devices. The second bit array describes characteristics of an event cohort, which is made up of entities, other than the single entity, which also experience the second event, but which never experienced the first event. When another single entity experiences the first event, a determination is made as to whether that other single entity has characteristics from both the first bit array and the second bit array. If so, a prediction is made that the other single entity will also experience the second event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel J. Byrne, Mark W. Byrne, Robert R. Friedlander, Richard Hennessy, James R. Kraemer
  • Publication number: 20180075193
    Abstract: A computer implemented method modifies a unit of medical equipment based on never-event cohorts, where a never-event is a preventable error experienced by a patient while receiving medical care. One or more processors process patient care data to form digital patient care data. The processor(s) analyze the digital patient care data using cohort criteria to identify a set of never-event attributes from the set of patient care patterns. The processor(s) receive, from a set of sensors, facility event data that describe an electrical fault in a unit of medical equipment used on patients in the patient care facility in order to modify the digital patient care data, and then modify the unit of medical equipment in order to correct the electrical fault based on the modified digital patient care data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: ROBERT L. ANGELL, ROBERT R. FRIEDLANDER, RICHARD HENNESSY, JAMES R. KRAEMER
  • Patent number: 9495349
    Abstract: A system and method for processing a document to generate a set of related documents. A system is provided that includes a textual analytics system that analyzes unstructured data contained in a source document and extracts a set of structured information about the source document; and a compare system that identifies a set of related documents by comparing the set of structured information with metadata indexed from a set of publications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert L. Angell, Stephen K. Boyer, James W. Cooper, Richard A. Hennessy, Tapas Kanungo, Jeffrey T. Kreulen, David C. Martin, James J. Rhodes, W. Scott Spangler, Herschel J. R. Weintraub
  • Patent number: 9262480
    Abstract: A request is received for a set of entries that make up a small cell in a database, wherein the small cell is initially described at a fine granular level of detail by a set of descriptors. In response to the total number of entries in the small cell being below a predetermined limit, the set of descriptors are modified to reduce the fine granular level of detail to a coarse granular level of detail in order to protect the privacy of individuals described by the set of entries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert R. Friedlander, Richard Hennessy, James R. Kraemer
  • Patent number: 9207831
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, system and/or computer program product manages data in a webpage. A processor receives an input to an input box located in a first webpage on a first network. This input is analyzed to determine whether there is match between a subject topic of the entered data and a first interest window on the first webpage, where the first interest window is reserved for data entries that are described by the subject topic. In response to a processor being unable to determine the subject topic of the entered data in the text entry box, the processor creates a new interest window in the first webpage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert L. Angell, Robert R. Friedlander, Richard Hennessy, James R. Kraemer, William P. Shaouy
  • Patent number: 9202184
    Abstract: A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program code for finding skills and resources for a chaotic event. Skills data for the chaotic event are organized. A determination is made whether the skills and the resources are available in response to a receiving an identification of the skills and the resources that are required to manage the chaotic event. The skills and the resources are optimized based on requirements and constraints, potential skills, and enabling resources to determine optimized skills and optimized resources. The availability of the optimized skills and the optimized resources are verified. The optimized skills and the optimized resources are reoptimized in response to a determination that the optimized skills and the optimized resources are unavailable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert R. Friedlander, Richard A. Hennessy, Anwer Mujahid Khan, James R. Kraemer
  • Publication number: 20150081383
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for determining an optimized set of sales events for a company. The method including the steps of determining a sales event is in an area supported by the company; extracting sales event parameters regarding the sales event; extracting data regarding a state of an environment surrounding a party offering the sales event; determining a probability of the extracted data regarding a state of the environment surrounding the party and assigning weights to the extracted data will affect the awarding of the sales event to the company; and based on the determined probabilities, mapping the sales event parameters to industry solution ontology based on the probabilities of extracted data of the state of the environment surrounding the party that will affect the sales event from being awarded to the company by the party.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert R. Friedlander, Richard Hennessy, James R. Kraemer
  • Publication number: 20150073844
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for determining an optimized set of sales events for a company. The method including the steps of if a likelihood of the company being awarded the sale is greater than a predetermined probability: determining a weighted profitability from being awarded the sale; determining unavailability costs and penalties associated with providing the resource package if resources within the package are unavailable; determining a weighted overall cost by assigning weights to the costs and penalties of the resources in the resource package and the unavailability costs and penalties; selecting an optimized mathematical set of sales events to be followed up, based on the weighted overall cost relative to the weighted profitability from being awarded the sale.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert R. Friedlander, Richard Hennessy, James R. Kraemer
  • Patent number: 8968197
    Abstract: A processor-implemented method, system, and/or computer program product directs a user using a physiological sensor to a needed medical resource. A real-time state of a medical condition of a user is determined based on readings from a physiological sensor on a user. A processing system correlates the real-time state of the medical condition of the user to a medical resource, which has been predetermined to have a capability of ameliorating the real-time state of the medical condition of the user. Directions are then sent, to the user, for a temporally nearest medical resource that has been predetermined to have the capability of ameliorating the real-time state of the medical condition of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert R. Friedlander, Richard Hennessy, James R. Kraemer
  • Patent number: 8930223
    Abstract: A computer hardware-implemented method, system, and/or computer program product matches a current patient to a specific patient readmission cohort. The specific patient readmission cohort, made up of patients having a shared attribute, has a historical likelihood of hospital readmission within a predefined post-discharge length of time for members of the specific patient readmission cohort. A database describing a current patient is selected, based on the cost and speed of accessing that database, as well as the probability that the database describes a similar attribute for the current patient as the shared attribute in the specific patient readmission cohort. If the current patient meets the requisite criteria for entry into the specific patient readmission cohort, then a recommendation designed to reduce a likelihood of hospital readmission of the current patient is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert R. Friedlander, Richard Hennessy, James R. Kraemer
  • Patent number: 8898192
    Abstract: A rules engine assigns a set of appropriateness rules to a particular data collection. The set of appropriateness rules describes an optimum usage for the particular data collection based on a source of the particular data collection and a type of activity that is deemed best suited to utilize the particular data collection. The set of appropriateness rules also requires that a data collection requester's role matches a data collection provider's role. In response to determining that a requesting computer is implementing an activity that matches the set of appropriateness rules, a rules engine directs a database controller to transmit the particular data collection to the requesting computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert R. Friedlander, Richard Hennessy, James R. Kraemer
  • Patent number: 8758326
    Abstract: An elongate medical device includes a tubular member extending between a proximal end and a distal end that has a wall defining a lumen extending therethrough. The elongate medical device also includes a loop portion comprising a plurality of wires having proximal portions embedded into the wall and distal portions which are connected together to form a loop that is distal the distal end of the tubular member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Eric Richard Hennessy
  • Publication number: 20140164069
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for determining a response to a sales event within a time period with information which spans across hierarchical entity boundaries of a company. The method detects a sales event and determines requirements of the sales event, parties involved and resource area of the sales event. If the resource area is not supported by the company, return to detecting another sales event without responding to the sales event. If the area is supported by the company, initiating a sales resource optimization to determine an optimized resource package to respond to the sales event and determining a likelihood of the company being awarded the sales event based on the optimized resource package. If the likelihood of the company being awarded the sales event based on the optimized resource package is greater than a predetermined probability, responding to the sales event with the optimized resource package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: David J. Allard, Robert R. Friedlander, Richard Hennessy, James R. Kraemer
  • Patent number: 8677154
    Abstract: A processor-implemented method, system, and/or computer program product protects sensitive data in a received transmission. A network interface receives a data transmission, which includes multiple units of data. Any sensitive data in the received data transmission is identified by the recipient according to a pre-determined rule. Identified sensitive data from the data transmission is then encrypted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert R. Friedlander, Richard Hennessy, James R. Kraemer, Edward J. Macko
  • Publication number: 20130326372
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, system and/or computer program product manages data in a webpage. A processor receives an input to an input box located in a first webpage on a first network. This input is analyzed to determine whether there is match between a subject topic of the entered data and a first interest window on the first webpage, where the first interest window is reserved for data entries that are described by the subject topic. In response to a processor being unable to determine the subject topic of the entered data in the text entry box, the processor creates a new interest window in the first webpage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: ROBERT L. ANGELL, ROBERT R. FRIEDLANDER, RICHARD HENNESSY, JAMES R. KRAEMER, WILLIAM P. SHAOUY
  • Publication number: 20130262140
    Abstract: A computer hardware-implemented method, system, and/or computer program product matches a current patient to a specific patient readmission cohort. The specific patient readmission cohort, made up of patients having a shared attribute, has a historical likelihood of hospital readmission within a predefined post-discharge length of time for members of the specific patient readmission cohort. A database describing a current patient is selected, based on the cost and speed of accessing that database, as well as the probability that the database describes a similar attribute for the current patient as the shared attribute in the specific patient readmission cohort. If the current patient meets the requisite criteria for entry into the specific patient readmission cohort, then a recommendation designed to reduce a likelihood of hospital readmission of the current patient is generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: ROBERT R. FRIEDLANDER, RICHARD HENNESSY, JAMES R. KRAEMER
  • Patent number: 8539360
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, system and computer program product of managing and sharing entries into a webpage are presented. The computer-implemented method receives an input to an input box located in a first webpage on a first network. This input is analyzed to determine its subject matter, and is then migrated into an appropriate subject box on the webpage. In one embodiment, the input is then shared with another webpage, for the same user, which is on a second network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Lee Angell, Robert R. Friedlander, Richard Hennessy, James R. Kraemer, William Philip Shaouy
  • Patent number: 8478623
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, system, and/or computer program product creates a physical information environment for a specific industry type. A candidate industry type, which has specific information environment requirements, is selected to describe a customer's operations. A set of information environment components that is specific to the candidate industry type is selected. Inherent constraints, for the set of information environment components, are identified. A processor recursively optimizes the set of information environment components to create a set of optimized information environment components that meet the inherent constraints and key performance indicators (KPIs) of the candidate industry type. A hierarchy of KPIs for the candidate industry type is defined. The processor predicts access patterns to the optimized information environment components based on the hierarchy of KPIs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert R. Friedlander, Thomas L. Hanks, Richard Hennessy, James R. Kraemer
  • Publication number: 20130111220
    Abstract: A processor-implemented method, system, and/or computer program product protects sensitive data in a received transmission. A network interface receives a data transmission, which includes multiple units of data. Any sensitive data in the received data transmission is identified by the recipient according to a pre-determined rule. Identified sensitive data from the data transmission is then encrypted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: ROBERT R. FRIEDLANDER, RICHARD HENNESSY, JAMES R. KRAEMER, EDWARD J. MACKO
  • Patent number: 8418184
    Abstract: A computer implemented method, system, and/or computer program product optimizes systems usage. A work request is decomposed into units of work. A processor selectively sends each unit of work from the work request to either a first system or a second system for execution, depending on a work constraint on each unit of work and/or system constraints on the first and second systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert R. Friedlander, Richard Hennessy, James R. Kraemer