Patents by Inventor ROBIN LOUGEE

ROBIN LOUGEE 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: 10701905
    Abstract: A weighing station device, a computer-implemented method and a computer program product for estimating a weight of an animal. The weighing station device includes a stall for the animal, a camera in the stall that is activated to capture a plurality of digital images of the animal when a presence of the animal is detected at the stall. A processor obtains the plurality of digital images from the camera, constructs a three-dimensional digital image of the animal from the plurality of digital images, determines a dimension of the animal from the three-dimensional digital image, and estimates the weight of the animal from the determined dimension and a model relating the dimension of the animal to the weight of the animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Levente Klein, Robin Lougee, Fernando J. Marianno
  • Publication number: 20190166801
    Abstract: A weighing station device, a computer-implemented method and a computer program product for estimating a weight of an animal. The weighing station device includes a stall for the animal, a camera in the stall that is activated to capture a plurality of digital images of the animal when a presence of the animal is detected at the stall. A processor obtains the plurality of digital images from the camera, constructs a three-dimensional digital image of the animal from the plurality of digital images, determines a dimension of the animal from the three-dimensional digital image, and estimates the weight of the animal from the determined dimension and a model relating the dimension of the animal to the weight of the animal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Levente Klein, Robin Lougee, Fernando J. Marianno
  • Publication number: 20170193597
    Abstract: Provided is a mechanism to evaluate and predict credit ratings of corporations from a transaction perspective (i.e., on a transaction-by-transaction basis) by integrating real-time event and external information such as, for example, social media and news reports. In various embodiments, such a mechanism may be implemented via systems, methods and/or computer program products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Keke Cai, Hongfei Li, Robin Lougee, Buyue Qian
  • Patent number: 9646271
    Abstract: A computer implemented method, program product, and/or system allocate human resources to a cohort. At least one attribute held by each member of a group of human resources is identified. A request is received, from a planned cohort, for multiple human resources that collectively possess a set of predefined attributes, wherein no single human resource possesses all of the predefined attributes. The set of human resources that satisfies the request is identified and assigned to the planned cohort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert R. Friedlander, German S. Goldszmidt, James R. Kraemer, Robin Lougee, Kirill M. Osipov
  • Publication number: 20170004428
    Abstract: A method for generating event profiles comprises receiving source data in a processor, extracting an attire property from the source data, extracting an event attribute from the source data, associating the attire property with the event attribute, generating an event profile that includes the associated attire property and the event attribute, and saving the event profile in a memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventors: Michael Desmond, Matous Havlena, Stacy F. Hobson, Minkyong Kim, Sophia Krasikov, Ying Li, Robin Lougee, Valentina Salapura
  • Publication number: 20160034323
    Abstract: A method of characterizing relationships among spatio-temporal events and a system to characterize the relationships are described. The method includes receiving information specifying the spatio-temporal events and associated categories from one or more sources. The method also includes building, using a processor, a directed acyclic graph (DAG) indicating a relationship among the categories for each of two or more space lag (SL) and time lag (TL) sets. Each of the two or more SL and TL sets defines a spatio-temporal boundary such that only the spatio-temporal events and the associated categories with (SL,TL)-neighborhoods inside the respective spatio-temporal boundary are considered in building the respective DAG. The respective (SL,TL)-neighborhood of each of the spatio-temporal events is a polygonal shape defined by the respective SL and the respective TL and the respective (SL,TL)-neighborhood of each of the categories is a union of the (SL,TL)-neighborhoods of the associated spatio-temporal events.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Arun Hampapur, Anuj Karpatne, Hongfei Li, Xuan Liu, Robin Lougee, Buyue Qian, Songhua Xing
  • Publication number: 20150339678
    Abstract: A system, method and program product are provided for evaluating clients in a correspondent banking (CB) network with regard to CB product offerings. The disclosed system includes: a network modeling system that creates a model of a CB network, wherein the model is defined by a set of banks and a set of clients based on existing relationships among and between the banks and clients, and wherein the model is further defined with inputted risk data, expected return data, demand data, and cost data; and an evaluation engine that utilizes the model to generate a clientele evaluation for an inputted CB product offering within the CB network, wherein the evaluation engine determines a potential economic benefit of each client with regard to the inputted CB product offering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Arun Hampapur, Hongfei Li, Robin Lougee, Buyue Qian
  • Publication number: 20150339651
    Abstract: A system, method and program product are provided for calculating a routing scheme for a set of correspondent banking (CB) transactions. The described system includes: a network modeling system that creates a model of a CB network for a set of banks based on existing relationships among and between the banks; and an optimization engine that generates a CB transaction routing scheme for an inputted set of CB transactions within the CB network, wherein the optimization engine provides an overall maximized economic benefit for executing each of the inputted set of CB transactions based on separately collected cost data, risk data and revenue data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Arun Hampapur, Hongfei Li, Robin Lougee, Buyue Qian
  • Patent number: 9164801
    Abstract: A processor-implemented method, system and/or computer program product allocates multiple resources from multiple organizations. A series of requests for multiple resources from multiple organizations is received. The multiple resources are required to accomplish a specific task, and each of the multiple resources is assigned a probability of consumption. Probabilities of availability of the multiple resources are then determined and transmitted to the organizations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert R. Friedlander, James R. Kraemer, Robin Lougee, Kirill M. Osipov
  • Publication number: 20150081491
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to intraday cash flow optimization. Transactions are accessed on a business-to-business integration network from a plurality of sources linked with payment delivery system data from a financial service system. The transactions are associated with two or more compartmentalized entities. The transactions are characterizes based on the payment delivery system data and an analysis of customer profile data. The transactions associated with two or more compartmentalized entities are linked as integrated information based on the characterizing of the transactions. An intraday receivables prediction engine and an intraday payables prediction engine are applied to the integrated information to produce an estimation of intraday cash flow. The estimation of intraday cash flow is monitored relative to intraday operations optimization conditions. An alert is generated based on determining that at least one of the intraday operations optimization conditions is met.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: JoAnn P. Brereton, Arun Hampapur, Hongfei Li, Robin Lougee, Buyue Qian
  • Publication number: 20150081543
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to analytics driven assessment of transactional risk daily limit (TRDL) exceptions. A transaction that includes a request to make a payment from an account associated with a customer is received and it is determined that processing the payment will result in exceeding a TRDL. Customer data including historical transaction data and customer profile data associated with the customer is accessed by a processor. Economic data from an external data source is accessed via a network from an external data source. A TRDL exception assessment model is applied, by the processor, to the transaction, the customer data, and the economic data to generate an approval recommendation for the request and a confidence level associated with the approval recommendation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: JoAnn P. Brereton, Arun Hampapur, Hongfei Li, Robin Lougee, Buyue Qian
  • Publication number: 20150081524
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to analytics driven assessment of transactional risk daily limit (TRDL) exceptions. A transaction that includes a request to make a payment from an account associated with a customer is received and it is determined that processing the payment will result in exceeding a TRDL. Customer data including historical transaction data and customer profile data associated with the customer is accessed by a processor. Economic data from an external data source is accessed via a network from an external data source. A TRDL exception assessment model is applied, by the processor, to the transaction, the customer data, and the economic data to generate an approval recommendation for the request and a confidence level associated with the approval recommendation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: JoAnn P. Brereton, Arun Hampapur, Hongfei Li, Robin Lougee, Buyue Qian
  • Publication number: 20150081542
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to analytics driven assessment of transactional risk daily limits (TRDLs). Customer data that includes historical transaction data and customer profile data associated with a customer is accessed by a processor. Economic data from an external data source is accessed via a network. A TRDL assessment model is applied, by a processor, to the customer data and the economic data to generate a TRDL for the customer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: JoAnn P. Brereton, Arun Hampapur, Hongfei Li, Robin Lougee, Buyue Qian
  • Publication number: 20150081564
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to privacy preserving content analysis. A recoverable hash operation is performed on text information to produce hashed text information in a business-to-business system. The business-to-business system includes a business-to-business transaction gateway coupled to a plurality of enterprise computer systems. A non-recoverable hash operation is performed on numerical information to produce hashed numerical information in the business-to-business system. The hashed text information and the hashed numerical information are provided from the business-to-business transaction gateway to an analytics engine to perform encrypted content analysis. The text information and the numerical information are provided from one of the enterprise computer systems as a producer system to another of the enterprise computer systems as a consumer system through the business-to-business transaction gateway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: JoAnn P. Brereton, Arun Hampapur, Hongfei Li, Robin Lougee, Buyue Qian
  • Publication number: 20150081390
    Abstract: An aspect of customer selection processes includes classifying, by a computer processor, customers of an entity into groups based on commonly shared, predefined characteristics among the customers. For each of the groups: services rendered for corresponding customers are identified; for each of the services rendered, a risk relationship and a reward relationship between each of the corresponding customers and the service is determined; and for each of the services rendered, a score that defines a combination of the risk relationship and the reward relationship is calculated. For each of the services rendered by the entity, the corresponding score is applied to a candidate customer having a set of characteristics matching the characteristics of one of the groups, and the service is offered to the candidate customer as a function of the score.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: JoAnn P. Brereton, Arun Hampapur, Hongfei Li, Robin Lougee, Buyue Qian
  • Publication number: 20150081523
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to analytics driven assessment of transactional risk daily limits (TRDLs). Customer data that includes historical transaction data and customer profile data associated with a customer is accessed by a processor. Economic data from an external data source is accessed via a network. A TRDL assessment model is applied, by a processor, to the customer data and the economic data to generate a TRDL for the customer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: JoAnn P. Brereton, Arun Hampapur, Hongfei Li, Robin Lougee, Buyue Qian
  • Publication number: 20150081483
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to intraday cash flow optimization. Transactions are accessed on a business-to-business integration network from a plurality of sources linked with payment delivery system data from a financial service system. The transactions are associated with two or more compartmentalized entities. The transactions are characterizes based on the payment delivery system data and an analysis of customer profile data. The transactions associated with two or more compartmentalized entities are linked as integrated information based on the characterizing of the transactions. An intraday receivables prediction engine and an intraday payables prediction engine are applied to the integrated information to produce an estimation of intraday cash flow. The estimation of intraday cash flow is monitored relative to intraday operations optimization conditions. An alert is generated based on determining that at least one of the intraday operations optimization conditions is met.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: JoAnn P. Brereton, Arun Hampapur, Hongfei Li, Robin Lougee, Buyue Qian
  • Publication number: 20150081482
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to analytics-driven automated reconciliation of financial transactions. External information is correlated with a plurality of financial transaction reconciliation exceptions associated with a sequence of financial transactions over a period of time. A plurality of causal factors is identified from the external information associated with a pattern of the financial transaction reconciliation exceptions. A plurality of more recent financial transactions is monitored for the causal factors. An exception prediction alert is issued based on identifying the causal factors in the more recent financial transactions prior to detecting a new financial transaction reconciliation exception associated with the more recent financial transactions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: JoAnn P. Brereton, Arun Hampapur, Hongfei Li, Robin Lougee, Buyue Qian
  • Publication number: 20150081563
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to privacy preserving content analysis. A recoverable hash operation is performed on text information to produce hashed text information in a business-to-business system. The business-to-business system includes a business-to-business transaction gateway coupled to a plurality of enterprise computer systems. A non-recoverable hash operation is performed on numerical information to produce hashed numerical information in the business-to-business system. The hashed text information and the hashed numerical information are provided from the business-to-business transaction gateway to an analytics engine to perform encrypted content analysis. The text information and the numerical information are provided from one of the enterprise computer systems as a producer system to another of the enterprise computer systems as a consumer system through the business-to-business transaction gateway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: JoAnn P. Brereton, Arun Hampapur, Hongfei Li, Robin Lougee, Buyue Qian
  • Publication number: 20150081492
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to a transactional risk daily limit (TRDL) update alarm. Customer data including historical transaction data and customer profile data is accessed, along with economic data from an external data source. A TRDL alarm analytics model is applied to the customer data and the economic data to predict a number of transactions in a specified time period that are expected to exceed a TRDL. The TRDL alarm analytics model takes into account a payment transaction pattern associated with the customer. A threshold value is compared to the number of transactions in the specified time period that are expected to exceed the TRDL. An increase in the TRDL is requested to be applied at least during the specified time period based on the number of transactions in the specified time period that are expected to exceed the TRDL being greater than the threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: JoAnn P. Brereton, Arun Hampapur, Hongfei Li, Robin Lougee, Buyue Qian