Patents by Inventor Rod D. Waltermann

Rod D. Waltermann 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: 20220311614
    Abstract: A system includes a binary tree having leaf hashes. The leaf hashes include a device privacy protected index and a set of zero-knowledge commitments relating to a computer device. The system calculates the device privacy protected index using a verifiable random function such that a device entity path in the binary tree cannot reveal any information about any other device in the binary tree, and associates the set of zero-knowledge commitments with the device privacy protected index. The system then generates a privacy-protected attestation for the computer device using the device privacy protected index and the set of zero-knowledge commitments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventors: Igor Stolbikov, Rod D. Waltermann, Scott Wentao Li, Ratan Ray
  • Publication number: 20220237044
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, systems, and program products are disclosed for dynamic client/server selection for machine learning execution. An apparatus includes a processor and a memory that stores code executable by the processor. The code is executable by the processor to receive a request at a first device to execute a machine learning workload for the first device, dynamically determine at least one characteristic of the first device that is related to execution of the machine learning workload, dynamically determine at least one characteristic of a second device that is related to execution of the machine learning workload, and select one of the first and second devices to execute the machine learning workload in response to the at least one characteristic of the selected one of the first and second devices being more suitable for execution of the machine learning workload than another of the first and second devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Saba Shah, Xiaohua Xu, Rod D. Waltermann
  • Patent number: 11386886
    Abstract: An embodiment provides a method, including: obtaining, using a processor, contextual information relating to an information handling device; adjusting, using a processor, an automated speech recognition engine using the contextual information; receiving, at an audio receiver of the information handling device, user speech input; and providing, using a processor, recognized speech based on the user speech input received and the contextual information adjustment to the automated speech recognition engine. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Rod D. Waltermann, Mark Evan Cohen
  • Publication number: 20220171530
    Abstract: An aspect provides a method, including: determining, using at least one detector, a location of a hand of a user with respect to an information handling device; receiving, from at least one sensor, gaze tracking data associated with an eye of a user; determining, using a processor and based upon the gaze tracking data, a location within an application currently active on the information handling device of a gaze of the user; identifying, using a processor, a character type associated with the application and corresponding to the determined location; identifying a keyboard having a keyboard layout corresponding to the character type, wherein the identifying a keyboard includes identifying a keyboard layout allowing provision of the identified character type; and displaying, on a display device of the information handling device, at a location corresponding to the location of the hand of the user, the keyboard having the keyboard layout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Inventors: Russell Speight VanBlon, Arnold Weksler, Nathan Peterson, John C. Mese, Rod D. Waltermann, Jason Pratt Parrish
  • Patent number: 11343102
    Abstract: An approach is provided that receives a password that corresponds to a user identifier. A number of hashing algorithms are retrieved with the specific hashing algorithms that are retrieved being based on the received user identifier. The password is hashed using each of retrieved hashing algorithms resulting in a number of hash results. The hash results are combined with the combining of the hash result eventually resulting in a combined hash result. An expected hash result that corresponds to the user identifier is retrieved and compared to the combined hash result. The password is verified based on the results of the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Igor Stolbikov, Veronika Stolbikova, Rod D. Waltermann, Joseph M. Pennisi
  • Patent number: 11233651
    Abstract: An approach is provided that uses multiple hashing algorithms to verify a password. The approach receives a password that corresponds to a user identifier. A set of hashing algorithms are retrieved with the retrieved set based on the received user identifier so that different user identifiers utilize different sets of hashing algorithms. Hashing the password using each of the hashing algorithms included in the set of algorithms with the hashing resulting in a hash result. An expected hash result that corresponds to the user identifier is retrieved and the approach then verifies the received password by comparing the hash result to the first expected hash result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Igor Stolbikov, Veronika Stolbikova, Rod D. Waltermann, Joseph M. Pennisi
  • Patent number: 11176141
    Abstract: An aspect provides a method, including: receiving, at an input component of an information handling device, user input comprising one or more words; identifying, using a processor of the information handling device, an emotion associated with the one or more words; creating, using the processor, an emotion tag including the emotion associated with the one or more words; storing the emotion tag in a memory; analyzing one or more emotion tags; and modifying an operation of an application based on the analyzing. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Suzanne Marion Beaumont, Russell Speight VanBlon, Rod D. Waltermann
  • Patent number: 11138971
    Abstract: An embodiment provides a method, including: receiving, at an audio receiver of an information handling device, user voice input; identifying, using a processor, words included in the user voice input; determining, using the processor, one of the identified words renders ambiguous a command included in the user voice input; accessing, using the processor, context data; disambiguating, using the processor, the command based on the context data; and committing, using the processor, a predetermined action according to the command. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Peter Hamilton Wetsel, Jonathan Gaither Knox, Suzanne Marion Beaumont, Russell Speight VanBlon, Rod D. Waltermann
  • Publication number: 20210297261
    Abstract: An approach is provided that receives a password that corresponds to a user identifier. A number of hashing algorithms are retrieved with the specific hashing algorithms that are retrieved being based on the received user identifier. The password is hashed using each of retrieved hashing algorithms resulting in a number of hash results. The hash results are combined with the combining of the hash result eventually resulting in a combined hash result. An expected hash result that corresponds to the user identifier is retrieved and compared to the combined hash result. The password is verified based on the results of the comparison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Igor Stolbikov, Veronika Stolbikova, Rod D. Waltermann, Joseph M. Pennisi
  • Publication number: 20210297256
    Abstract: An approach is provided that uses multiple hashing algorithms to verify a password. The approach receives a password that corresponds to a user identifier. A set of hashing algorithms are retrieved with the retrieved set based on the received user identifier so that different user identifiers utilize different sets of hashing algorithms. Hashing the password using each of the hashing algorithms included in the set of algorithms with the hashing resulting in a hash result. An expected hash result that corresponds to the user identifier is retrieved and the approach then verifies the received password by comparing the hash result to the first expected hash result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Igor Stolbikov, Veronika Stolbikova, Rod D. Waltermann, Joseph M. Pennisi
  • Publication number: 20210225042
    Abstract: An approach is provided that uses augmented/virtual reality to identify occupied meeting rooms. The approach captures, at a digital camera, a digital image of an exterior of a closed-door meeting room. The meeting room in the digital image is identified and a set of data pertaining to the identified meeting room is retrieved. The set of data indicates whether the meeting room is currently occupied. The captured digital image is displayed on a display screen with an overlay of the retrieved set of data indicating whether the meeting room is currently occupied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Rod D. Waltermann, Anastassios Markas
  • Patent number: 11048736
    Abstract: An aspect provides a method, including: receiving from a user, at an input device of an information handling device, user object search input including at least one search term; accessing, using a processor, tag information of a plurality of tags associated with stored user objects; determining, using a processor, at least one modification to the user object search input to change results produced by the user object search input based on the tag information; and providing search results according to the at least one modification. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Rod D. Waltermann, Russell Speight VanBlon, Suzanne Marion Beaumont, Jonathan Gaither Knox, Peter Hamilton Wetsel
  • Patent number: 10997183
    Abstract: An aspect provides a method, including: accessing, using a processor, a user profile based on user context information, wherein the user context information utilizes user device events; preparing, using the processor, a list of items based on the user profile related to a particular time period organized according to importance based on the user profile; and presenting, using the processor, the list of items related to the particular time period. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Rod D. Waltermann, Hermann Franz Burgmeier, Jonathan Gaither Knox, Peter Hamilton Wetsel, Suzanne Marion Beaumont, Russell Speight VanBlon
  • Publication number: 20210124812
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, systems, and program products are disclosed for distributed license encryption and distribution. An apparatus includes a processor and a memory that stores code executable by the processor. The code is executable to select a license token from a pool of available license tokens associated with available digital licenses in response to a license request from a first device. The license token includes information identifying second devices where segments of a digital license associated with the license token are stored. The segments are encrypted using encryption keys for one or more participants. The code is executable to re-encrypt the segments of the digital license for the selected license token using an encryption key for the first device and send the license token to the first device where it is used to request the segments from the second devices, decrypt the segments, and reconstruct the digital license.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Igor Stolbikov, Alfredo Zugasti Hays, Joseph M. Pennisi, Rod D. Waltermann
  • Patent number: 10965748
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method including storing, in response to an event associated with a file, file identification data and event data for the file; creating, using a processor, a reference between the file, the file identification data, and the event data; and storing, in a catalog, the reference in association with the file; wherein the catalog includes an inter-application reference. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Rod D. Waltermann, Hermann Franz Burgmeier
  • Patent number: 10959052
    Abstract: A computer implemented method including receiving an original starting location and an original destination location at a processor of a mobile wireless device, determining a route, including directions, based on the starting location and destination, retrieving data for the mobile wireless device indicative of wireless communication coverage corresponding to the route, determining first additional directions to a first additional location from the original destination location, and caching the first additional directions in local memory of the mobile wireless device accessible by the processor to facilitate communication of the additional directions from the local memory to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Rod D Waltermann, Nathan J. Peterson, Arnold S. Weksler, John Carl Mese
  • Patent number: 10942998
    Abstract: In one aspect, a device includes a processor and storage accessible to the processor. The storage bears instructions executable by the processor to receive at least one output of a gas chromatograph (GC), compare the at least one output to at least one template, and determine whether to authenticate a user responsive to the comparison. The GC output also may be used to generate at least one advertisement targeted to the user, and may further be used to output at least one indication of at least one therapy for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Rod D. Waltermann, Timothy Winthrop Kingsbury
  • Patent number: 10944858
    Abstract: A computer implemented method include detecting a location of a wireless device, receiving an identification of a property proximate the detected location, receiving an associated property restriction as a function of the detected location of the device, applying an indication of the restriction to the property, and providing a display indicating the property and the associated restriction via the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Nathan J. Peterson, Russell Speight VanBlon, Rod D Waltermann, Arnold S. Weksler, John Carl Mese
  • Patent number: 10928924
    Abstract: An embodiment provides a method, including: operating a sensor of an information handling device to capture location information of a user; determining, using a processor to analyze the location information, a position of a finger of a user relative to a keyboard location; determining, using the processor, a difference between an expected location for the finger and the position of the finger of the user relative to the keyboard location; and offering, using the processor, feedback regarding the difference determined. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Robert James Kapinos, Axel Ramirez Flores, Suzanne Marion Beaumont, James Anthony Hunt, Rod D. Waltermann
  • Publication number: 20210051146
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: receiving, at a server from a device, a request for device authentication across an unsecure network, wherein the request comprises a device registration token; generating, at the server, a shared registration key utilizing the device registration token; verifying, at the server, the device registration token by comparing the device registration token to a function of the shared registration key; and producing and sending, at the server and responsive to verifying the device registration token, a one-time activation token to the device. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Igor Stolbikov, Rod D. Waltermann, Joseph Michael Pennisi, Michael Demeter