Patents by Inventor Sara H. Basson

Sara H. Basson 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: 10049593
    Abstract: A method and system for providing computerized education may provide a user with a first set of educational segments such as problem sets or presentations, and may further monitor the user's reactions and responses using electronic devices, including biometric sensors, to identify difficulty points. Reports may be generated and presented to the user or another party to assist in manual identification of the difficulty point. New or modified educational segments may be provided to the user based on the identified difficulty points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sara H. Basson, Robert G. Farrell, Dimitri Kanevsky, Frances W. West
  • Publication number: 20180075765
    Abstract: A method to provide automatic curriculum design includes building a model of benefit of each of a plurality of curriculum models under uncertainty as a function of an expected benefit of each of the curriculum models, building a model of risk of each of the curriculum models under uncertainty as a function of the expected benefit of each of the curriculum models, calculating risk of each of the plurality of curriculum models with the models of risk, calculating benefit of each of the plurality of curriculum models with the models of benefit; and finding a curriculum model among the plurality of curriculum models using the benefit and the risk.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: SARA H. BASSON, RAGHURAM KRISHNAPURAM, BIKRAM SENGUPTA, MARK S. SQUILLANTE, BO ZHANG
  • Patent number: 9824606
    Abstract: A method, information processing system, and computer readable article of manufacture reinforce behavior in an individual. A behavior associated with an individual is monitored. A determination is made, based on the monitoring, that the behavior substantially matches a behavior in a set of behaviors. A set of interactive actions associated with the behavior are identified. At least one of the interactive actions in the set of interactive actions is selected. The at least one of the interactive actions that has been selected is performed. A response from the individual is monitored in response to the least one of the interactive actions being performed. An indicator is associated with the at least one of the interactive actions based on the reaction from the individual. The indicator indicates a relative degree of success in obtaining a desired response from the individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sara H. Basson, Genady Grabarnik, Dimitri Kanevsky, Irina Rish
  • Publication number: 20170299391
    Abstract: A host application on a host computer system receives annotations made by drivers of respective navigation information displayed to the drivers by GPS devices in vehicles of the respective drivers. The host application saves the annotated navigation information for the respective drivers on a computer readable memory accessible by the host application. The host application receives a request from a first one of the drivers for annotated navigation information made by one or more of the other drivers. Responsive to the request, the host application selects one or more items of the saved annotated navigation information. The host application sends the selected one or more items of the saved annotated navigation information to the GPS device of the first one of the drivers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: SARA H. BASSON, PETER G. FAIRWEATHER, DIMITRI KANEVSKY, EDWARD E. KELLEY
  • Patent number: 9755996
    Abstract: A method, executed by one or more processors, includes receiving a message that is addressed to a user, determining, via one or more sensors, whether the user is occupied with an attention critical situation, and conducting a user-directed response process responsive to determining that the user is not occupied with an attention critical situation. In some embodiments, the user-directed response process includes conducting a text substitution process on the message, presenting an abbreviated version of the message and a list of response options to the user, determining a response option that is selected by the user, and sending a response to the message that corresponds to the response option that is selected by the user. In some embodiments, the list of response options includes a plurality of message-dependent formulated responses, a null response, and a spoken response. A corresponding apparatus and computer program product are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sara H. Basson, Seth E. Bravin, William B. Huber, Dimitri Kanevsky, Alfred J. Noll, Adam Skwersky
  • Patent number: 9726495
    Abstract: A host application on a host computer system receives annotations made by drivers of respective navigation information displayed to the drivers by GPS devices in vehicles of the respective drivers. The host application saves the annotated navigation information for the respective drivers on a computer readable memory accessible by the host application. The host application receives a request from a first one of the drivers for annotated navigation information made by one or more of the other drivers. Responsive to the request, the host application selects one or more items of the saved annotated navigation information. The host application sends the selected one or more items of the saved annotated navigation information to the GPS device of the first one of the drivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sara H. Basson, Peter Gustav Fairweather, Dimitri Kanevsky, Edward Emile Kelley
  • Publication number: 20170195365
    Abstract: A system and method for concealing searches for information stored on public networks, includes intercepting a sensitive query to a search engine prior to transmission of the sensitive query over a public network, transforming the sensitive query into one or more related queries, submitting the related queries over the public network to the search engine, aggregating search results from the search engine, and performing a search on the original query with a search engine privately against said search results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Sara H. Basson, Robert George Farrell, Dimitri Kanevsky, Sophia Krasikov
  • Patent number: 9691361
    Abstract: A method comprises presenting content on a display associated with a computing device, determining one or more security characteristics associated with respective portions of the content on the display, detecting a presence of one or more individuals proximate to the display associated with the computing device, and modifying presentation of at least one of the portions of the content on the display based on an authorization status of at least one individual proximate to the display associated with the computing device and the security characteristics associated with the at least one portion of the content on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sara H. Basson, Dimitri Kanevsky, Clifford A. Pickover, Tara N. Sainath
  • Patent number: 9680784
    Abstract: A method, executed by one or more processors, includes receiving a message that is addressed to a user, determining, via one or more sensors, whether the user is occupied with an attention critical situation, and conducting a user-directed response process responsive to determining that the user is not occupied with an attention critical situation. In some embodiments, the user-directed response process includes conducting a text substitution process on the message, presenting an abbreviated version of the message and a list of response options to the user, determining a response option that is selected by the user, and sending a response to the message that corresponds to the response option that is selected by the user. In some embodiments, the list of response options includes a plurality of message-dependent formulated responses, a null response, and a spoken response. A corresponding apparatus and computer program product are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sara H. Basson, Seth E. Bravin, William B. Huber, Dimitri Kanevsky, Alfred J. Noll, Adam Skwersky
  • Patent number: 9666209
    Abstract: Preventing unintended distribution of audio information may comprise analyzing audio data of a speaker's speech received by a microphone; determining automatically by a processor, from the analyzing whether the speaker's speech is intended to be distributed to an audience via the microphone; and in response to determining that the speaker's speech is not intended to be distributed to the audience via the microphone, performing one or more actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sara H. Basson, Dimitri Kanevsky, Peter K. Malkin, Mark N. Wegman
  • Patent number: 9607175
    Abstract: A method is provided for accessing user personal information. In such method, personal information belonging to a particular user is stored at a user information processing system such as a user computer. A form may then be displayed on the user information processing system. A user-provided recall input can then be received at the user information processing system and the fact of its receipt can be indicated on the form. Using the recall input, the stored user personal information can be accessed for processing in connection with the displayed form. Display of information at the user information processing system may then be manipulated based on a result of the processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dimitri Kanevsky, Sara H. Basson, Edward E. Kelley
  • Patent number: 9607630
    Abstract: Preventing unintended distribution of audio information may comprise analyzing audio data of a speaker's speech received by a microphone; determining automatically by a processor, from the analyzing whether the speaker's speech is intended to be distributed to an audience via the microphone; and in response to determining that the speaker's speech is not intended to be distributed to the audience via the microphone, performing one or more actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sara H. Basson, Dimitri Kanevsky, Peter K. Malkin, Mark N. Wegman
  • Publication number: 20170048179
    Abstract: A method, executed by one or more processors, includes receiving a message that is addressed to a user, determining, via one or more sensors, whether the user is occupied with an attention critical situation, and conducting a user-directed response process responsive to determining that the user is not occupied with an attention critical situation. In some embodiments, the user-directed response process includes conducting a text substitution process on the message, presenting an abbreviated version of the message and a list of response options to the user, determining a response option that is selected by the user, and sending a response to the message that corresponds to the response option that is selected by the user. In some embodiments, the list of response options includes a plurality of message-dependent formulated responses, a null response, and a spoken response. A corresponding apparatus and computer program product are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Sara H. Basson, Seth E. Bravin, William B. Huber, Dimitri Kanevsky, Alfred J. Noll, Adam Skwersky
  • Publication number: 20170048178
    Abstract: A method, executed by one or more processors, includes receiving a message that is addressed to a user, determining, via one or more sensors, whether the user is occupied with an attention critical situation, and conducting a user-directed response process responsive to determining that the user is not occupied with an attention critical situation. In some embodiments, the user-directed response process includes conducting a text substitution process on the message, presenting an abbreviated version of the message and a list of response options to the user, determining a response option that is selected by the user, and sending a response to the message that corresponds to the response option that is selected by the user. In some embodiments, the list of response options includes a plurality of message-dependent formulated responses, a null response, and a spoken response. A corresponding apparatus and computer program product are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Sara H. Basson, Seth E. Bravin, William B. Huber, Dimitri Kanevsky, Alfred J. Noll, Adam Skwersky
  • Patent number: 9571713
    Abstract: An electronic photographic device that automatically communicates an authorization signal that enables receivers of the authorization signal to authorize use of a likeness captured in a photographic image. The electronic authorization device includes an image capture mechanism for capturing the photographic image, a controller for initiating photographic authorization by generating an authorization signal at the capture of the photographic image by the image capture mechanism and a transmitter for transmitting the authorization signal generated by the controller towards a physical location at which the photographic image is captured. The authorization signal identifies a website URL at which information relating to the captured photographic image can be accessed to allow a person who has received the authorization signal to access the website and provide or deny an authorization for its use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sara H. Basson, Dimitri Kanevsky, Edward E. Kelley, Irina Rish
  • Publication number: 20170040002
    Abstract: A method comprises presenting content on a display associated with a computing device, determining one or more security characteristics associated with respective portions of the content on the display, detecting a presence of one or more individuals proximate to the display associated with the computing device, and modifying presentation of at least one of the portions of the content on the display based on an authorization status of at least one individual proximate to the display associated with the computing device and the security characteristics associated with the at least one portion of the content on the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: Sara H. Basson, Dimitri Kanevsky, Clifford A. Pickover, Tara N. Sainath
  • Patent number: 9524734
    Abstract: A simulation method and system. A computing system receives a first audio and/or video data stream. The first audio and/or video data stream includes data associated with a first person. The computing system monitors the first audio and/or video data stream. The computing system identifies emotional attributes comprised by the first audio and/or video data stream. The computing system generates a second audio and/or video data stream associated with the first audio and/or video data stream. The second audio and/or video data stream includes the data without the emotional attributes. The computing system stores the second audio and/or video data stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sara H. Basson, Dimitri Kanevsky, Edward Emile Kelley, Bhuvana Ramabhadran
  • Patent number: 9469476
    Abstract: A method, system, and/or computer program product dynamically configures a delivery system for delivering products to smart mats. A delivery coordination server determines a location of multiple smart mats. Each of the smart mats includes a positioning system and a transmitter that transmits a message describing the real-time geophysical location of the smart mats. The delivery coordination server receives a message describing a location of a first delivery vehicle that is transporting a first package addressed for delivery to a first smart mat. The delivery coordination server determines that the first smart mat has moved to a location that is within a predetermined distance of a second smart mat, to which a second delivery vehicle is scheduled to deliver a second package. The delivery coordination server directs the first delivery vehicle to transfer the first package to the second delivery vehicle for delivery to the first smart mat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Maryam Ashoori, Sara H. Basson, Minkyong Kim, James R. Kozloski, Clifford A. Pickover, Maja Vukovic
  • Publication number: 20160217200
    Abstract: A model of a domain is received, wherein the model has a plurality of elements. A corpus of select documents covering the plurality of elements of the model is also received. A plurality of select topics is generated from the corpus of select documents. Topics of an additional document are compared to the plurality of select topics to calculate a distance between the topics of the additional document and the plurality of select topics. Upon the distance meeting a threshold value, a new corpus is generated to include the additional document. The new document is annotated with the plurality of elements of the model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Inventors: Sara H. Basson, Kember A.-R. Forcke, Richard T. Goodwin, Kaan K. Katircioglu, Meir M. Laker, Jonathan Lenchner, Pietro Mazzoleni, Nitinchandra R. Nayak, John G. Vergo, Wlodek W. Zadrozny
  • Publication number: 20160162538
    Abstract: Receiving a first model associated with a user, a generic model of a generic domain, and a specific domain having an associated domain-specific corpus. A first set of query terms based on elements of the first model, and a second set of query terms based on elements of the generic model, are determined. A third set of query terms is generated based on the first and second sets of query terms. The domain specific corpus is queried using the third set of query terms, and a domain specific model is generated based on results of the querying.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Sara H. Basson, Kember A.-R. Forcke, Richard T. Goodwin, Kaan K. Katircioglu, Meir M. Laker, Pietro Mazzoleni, Nitinchandra R. Nayak, John G. Vergo