Patents by Inventor Scott M. Lewis

Scott M. Lewis 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: 11152063
    Abstract: Structures and methods for a multi-bit phase change memory are disclosed herein. A method includes establishing a write-reference voltage that incrementally ramps over a write period. The increments of the write-reference voltage correspond to discrete resistance states of a storage cell of the multi-bit phase change memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chung H. Lam, Scott C. Lewis, Thomas M. Maffitt, Jack Morrish
  • Publication number: 20180131759
    Abstract: A system, method and apparatus for media submission. The submission mechanism is configurable to perform a variable amount of intelligent preprocessing on media objects prior to upload. In the example of digital images, the tool can perform sizing and formatting, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Lisa T. Wood, Scott M. Lewis, Robin T. Fried
  • Patent number: 9866630
    Abstract: A system, method and apparatus for media submission. The submission mechanism is configurable to perform a variable amount of intelligent preprocessing on media objects prior to upload. In the example of digital images, the tool can perform sizing and formatting, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Summit 6 LLC
    Inventors: Lisa T. Wood, Scott M. Lewis, Robin T. Fried
  • Publication number: 20170104809
    Abstract: The present invention, generally speaking, provides a broad-based solution for acquisition, processing and distribution of media objects including pictures (images), movies, videos, graphics, sound clips, etc via the Internet or the like. And specifically, it is a solution to such systems for use in applications wherein there are multiple originators of media objects that will be viewed in multiple web sites having different viewing requirements. A browser-based prepare and post tool prepares and submits media objects from inside a standard browser to a remote server. A Media Acquisition, Processing and Distribution (MAPD) system receives these media objects, processes them to meet specific requirements, and delivers them for integration into remote databases. MAPD system services include media object submission, processing, hosting and mirroring. The hosting service delivers a media object URL to a remote database, allowing the media object to be requested and served by the media object server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: Lisa T. Wood, Scott M. Lewis, Robin T. Fried
  • Patent number: 9621601
    Abstract: Mechanisms are provided, in association with a question and answer system, for generating answers to an input question. An input question is received and processed to generate at least one query. The at least one query is applied to the corpus to generate a set of candidate answers and corresponding selections of evidence portions of the corpus of information providing evidence in support of the at least one candidate answer being a correct answer for the input question. A graphical user interface (GUI) is output comprising a first GUI sub-section comprising the set of candidate answers, and a second GUI sub-section comprising the evidence portions of the corpus. User input modifying at least one of set of candidate answers or the evidence portions of the corpus of information is received via the GUI and an operation of the data processing system is adjusted based on the user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert C. Johnson, Jr., Scott M. Lewis, Michael D. Whitley, Robert L. Yates
  • Publication number: 20170063984
    Abstract: A system, method and apparatus for media submission. The submission mechanism is configurable to perform a variable amount of intelligent preprocessing on media objects prior to upload. In the example of digital images, the tool can perform sizing and formatting, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Lisa T. Wood, Scott M. Lewis, Robin T. Fried
  • Patent number: 9495387
    Abstract: A method for providing content relevant images for an input question to a deep question answering system is disclosed. The method can include formulating, in response to receiving the input question, an answer to the input question. The method can also include identifying, based on the answer to the input question, a set of candidate images from a corpus of information. The set of candidate images may relate to the answer. The method can also include determining, based on a confidence value of the set of candidate images and a designated display specification, a first subset of the set of candidate images to provide in a display area. The method can also include selecting the first subset to be provided in the display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Salil Ahuja, Scott H. Isensee, Scott M. Lewis, William G. O'Keeffe, Cale R. Vardy
  • Patent number: 9471601
    Abstract: A method for providing content relevant images for an input question to a deep question answering system is disclosed. The method can include formulating, in response to receiving the input question, an answer to the input question. The method can also include identifying, based on the answer to the input question, a set of candidate images from a corpus of information. The set of candidate images may relate to the answer. The method can also include determining, based on a confidence value of the set of candidate images and a designated display specification, a first subset of the set of candidate images to provide in a display area. The method can also include selecting the first subset to be provided in the display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Salil Ahuja, Scott H. Isensee, Scott M. Lewis, William G. O'Keeffe, Cale R. Vardy
  • Patent number: 9426208
    Abstract: The present invention, generally speaking, provides a broad-based solution for acquisition, processing and distribution of media objects including pictures (images), movies, videos, graphics, sound clips, etc via the Internet or the like. And specifically, it is a solution to such systems for use in applications wherein there are multiple originators of media objects that will be viewed in multiple web sites having different viewing requirements. A browser-based prepare and post tool prepares and submits media objects from inside a standard browser to a remote server. A Media Acquisition, Processing and Distribution (MAPD) system receives these media objects, processes them to meet specific requirements, and delivers them for integration into remote databases. MAPD system services include media object submission, processing, hosting and mirroring. The hosting service delivers a media object URL to a remote database, allowing the media object to be requested and served by the media object server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Summit 6 LLC
    Inventors: Lisa T. Wood, Scott M. Lewis, Robin Fried
  • Patent number: 9386094
    Abstract: A system, method and apparatus for media submission. The submission mechanism is configurable to perform a variable amount of intelligent preprocessing on media objects prior to upload. In the example of digital images, the tool can perform sizing and formatting, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Summit 6 LLC
    Inventors: Lisa T. Wood, Scott M. Lewis, Robin Fried
  • Publication number: 20160180237
    Abstract: Disclosed aspects include managing data for a Question and Answering (QA) system. Aspects include a set of questions being received by the QA system. In response to receiving the set of questions, a first confidence score for a first answer to a first question of the set of questions is determined. Aspects include determining the first confidence score meets a threshold confidence score. In response to the first confidence score meeting the threshold confidence score, the QA system stores the first question and the first answer for future presentation use as an aid in formulating a second query.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Salil Ahuja, Scott H. Isensee, Robert C. Johnson, JR., Scott M. Lewis, William G. O'Keeffe, Cale R. Vardy
  • Publication number: 20160180726
    Abstract: Disclosed aspects include managing data for a Question and Answering (QA) system. Aspects include a set of questions being received by the QA system. In response to receiving the set of questions, a first confidence score for a first answer to a first question of the set of questions is determined. Aspects include determining the first confidence score meets a threshold confidence score. In response to the first confidence score meeting the threshold confidence score, the QA system stores the first question and the first answer for future presentation use as an aid in formulating a second query.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Salil Ahuja, Scott H. Isensee, Robert C. Johnson, JR., Scott M. Lewis, William G. O'Keeffe, Cale R. Vardy
  • Publication number: 20150278252
    Abstract: A method for providing content relevant images for an input question to a deep question answering system is disclosed. The method can include formulating, in response to receiving the input question, an answer to the input question. The method can also include identifying, based on the answer to the input question, a set of candidate images from a corpus of information. The set of candidate images may relate to the answer. The method can also include determining, based on a confidence value of the set of candidate images and a designated display specification, a first subset of the set of candidate images to provide in a display area. The method can also include selecting the first subset to be provided in the display area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Salil Ahuja, Scott H. Isensee, Scott M. Lewis, William G. O'Keeffe, Cale R. Vardy
  • Publication number: 20150278253
    Abstract: A method for providing content relevant images for an input question to a deep question answering system is disclosed. The method can include formulating, in response to receiving the input question, an answer to the input question. The method can also include identifying, based on the answer to the input question, a set of candidate images from a corpus of information. The set of candidate images may relate to the answer. The method can also include determining, based on a confidence value of the set of candidate images and a designated display specification, a first subset of the set of candidate images to provide in a display area. The method can also include selecting the first subset to be provided in the display area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Salil Ahuja, Scott H. Isensee, Scott M. Lewis, William G. O'Keeffe, Cale R. Vardy
  • Publication number: 20140310334
    Abstract: A system, method and apparatus for media submission. The submission mechanism is configurable to perform a variable amount of intelligent preprocessing on media objects prior to upload. In the example of digital images, the tool can perform sizing and formatting, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Summit 6 LLC
    Inventors: Lisa T. Wood, Scott M. Lewis, Robin Fried
  • Publication number: 20140298199
    Abstract: Mechanisms are provided, in association with a question and answer system, for generating answers to an input question. An input question is received and processed to generate at least one query. The at least one query is applied to the corpus to generate a set of candidate answers and corresponding selections of evidence portions of the corpus of information providing evidence in support of the at least one candidate answer being a correct answer for the input question. A graphical user interface (GUI) is output comprising a first GUI sub-section comprising the set of candidate answers, and a second GUI sub-section comprising the evidence portions of the corpus. User input modifying at least one of set of candidate answers or the evidence portions of the corpus of information is received via the GUI and an operation of the data processing system is adjusted based on the user input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert C. Johnson, JR., Scott M. Lewis, Michael D. Whitley, Robert L. Yates
  • Patent number: 8612515
    Abstract: The present invention, generally speaking, provides an improved web-based media submission tool. As with some existing tools, operation of the tool is drag and drop or the user can “click” to browse a directory to select media objects. Unlike existing tools, the tool provides the user an opportunity to confirm the submission, for example by generating a thumbnail image of an image file that has been dragged and dropped. Batch submission is provided for in which a user drags and drops a plurality of images or other media objects. Submission from a web page to a web page is also provided for. The submission tool is configurable to perform a variable amount of intelligent preprocessing on media objects prior to upload. In the case of digital images, the tool can perform sizing and formatting, for example. Information capture is performed with information being uploaded together with the media objects. In an exemplary embodiment, information capture is both user-transparent (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Summit 6 LLC
    Inventors: Lisa T. Wood, Scott M. Lewis, Robin T. Fried
  • Patent number: 8392532
    Abstract: The present invention, generally speaking, provides a broad-based solution for acquisition, processing and distribution of media objects including pictures (images), movies, videos, graphics, sound clips, etc via the Internet or the like. And specifically, it is a solution to such systems for use in applications wherein there are multiple originators of media objects that will be viewed in multiple web sites having different viewing requirements. A browser-based prepare and post tool prepares and submits media objects from inside a standard browser to a remote server. A Media Acquisition, Processing and Distribution (MAPD) system receives these media objects, processes them to meet specific requirements, and delivers them for integration into remote databases. MAPD system services include media object submission, processing, hosting and mirroring. The hosting service delivers a media object URL to a remote database, allowing the media object to be requested and served by the media object server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Summit 6 LLC
    Inventors: Lisa T. Wood, Scott M. Lewis, Robin T. Fried
  • Publication number: 20110208811
    Abstract: The present invention, generally speaking, provides an improved web-based media submission tool. As with some existing tools, operation of the tool is drag and drop or the user can “click” to browse a directory to select media objects. Unlike existing tools, the tool provides the user an opportunity to confirm the submission, for example by generating a thumbnail image of an image file that has been dragged and dropped. Batch submission is provided for in which a user drags and drops a plurality of images or other media objects. Submission from a web page to a web page is also provided for. The submission tool is configurable to perform a variable amount of intelligent preprocessing on media objects prior to upload. In the case of digital images, the tool can perform sizing and formatting, for example. Information capture is performed with information being uploaded together with the media objects. In an exemplary embodiment, information capture is both user-transparent (e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventors: Lisa T. Wood, Scott M. Lewis, Robin T. Fried
  • Patent number: 8001218
    Abstract: The present invention, generally speaking, provides a broad-based solution for acquisition, processing and distribution of media objects including pictures (images), movies, videos, graphics, sound clips, etc via the Internet or the like. And specifically, it is a solution to such systems for use in applications wherein there are multiple originators of media objects that will be viewed in multiple web sites having different viewing requirements. A browser-based prepare and post tool prepares and submits media objects from inside a standard browser to a remote server. A Media Acquisition, Processing and Distribution (MAPD) system receives these media objects, processes them to meet specific requirements, and delivers them for integration into remote databases. MAPD system services include media object submission, processing, hosting and mirroring. The hosting service delivers a media object URL to a remote database, allowing the media object to be requested and served by the media object server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Summit 6, LLC
    Inventors: Lisa T. Wood, Scott M. Lewis, Robin T. Fried