Patents by Inventor Scott W. Pollyea

Scott W. Pollyea 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: 9164863
    Abstract: Detecting crowds is provided. A location is selected in a set of locations a user of a client device wants to go to based on data within a profile associated with the user. A set of data inputs is monitored to determine a number of people currently at the selected location. Then, in response to determining that the number of people currently at the selected location is not greater than a user-defined threshold level of people for the selected location, a mapped route to the selected location is sent to the client device of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Grant D. Miller, Scott W. Pollyea, Hamza Yaswi
  • Patent number: 9003030
    Abstract: Detecting crowds is provided. A location is selected in a set of locations a user of a client device wants to go to based on data within a profile associated with the user. A set of data inputs is monitored to determine a number of people currently at the selected location. Then, in response to determining that the number of people currently at the selected location is not greater than a user-defined threshold level of people for the selected location, a mapped route to the selected location is sent to the client device of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Grant D. Miller, Scott W. Pollyea, Hamza Yaswi
  • Publication number: 20140354398
    Abstract: An approach is provided to track a hard asset in a smart safe. In the approach, the hard asset is registered with a computing system that is associated with the smart safe. The registration of the hard asset include storing at least one physical attribute of the hard asset in a computer memory. The approach then monitors the presence of the hard asset in the smart safe. If removal of the hard asset is detected, a predefined security action is performed, such as contacting the owner or security personnel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dylan J. Boday, Bradford O. Brooks, Scott W. Pollyea, Srinivas B. Tummalapenta, Ralph E. Wiest, Hamza Yaswi
  • Publication number: 20140207513
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for procurement of equipment and services are disclosed. Data is collected relating to operations of an organization and the information is made accessible to vendors who may supply goods and services for carrying out the operations. The collected data may include information relating to inputs of the operations, size, shape, and weight of objects handled in the operations, actual and desired throughput, energy use, waste, and other data. Data may be anonymized before being made accessible to vendors, and proposals made by vendors in response to data from a particular organization may be directed to the organization from which the data is collected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Pawan R. Chowdhary, Youssef Drissi, Kaan K. Katircioglu, Scott W. Pollyea
  • Publication number: 20140207516
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for procurement of equipment and services are disclosed. Data is collected relating to operations of an organization and the information is made accessible to vendors who may supply goods and services for carrying out the operations. The collected data may include information relating to inputs of the operations, size, shape, and weight of objects handled in the operations, actual and desired throughput, energy use, waste, and other data. Data may be anonymized before being made accessible to vendors, and proposals made by vendors in response to data from a particular organization may be directed to the organization from which the data is collected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Pawan R. Chowdhary, Youssef Drissi, Kaan K. Katircioglu, Scott W. Pollyea
  • Publication number: 20140189096
    Abstract: Detecting crowds is provided. A location is selected in a set of locations a user of a client device wants to go to based on data within a profile associated with the user. A set of data inputs is monitored to determine a number of people currently at the selected location. Then, in response to determining that the number of people currently at the selected location is not greater than a user-defined threshold level of people for the selected location, a mapped route to the selected location is sent to the client device of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Grant D. Miller, Scott W. Pollyea, Hamza Yaswi
  • Publication number: 20140184795
    Abstract: Detecting crowds is provided. A location is selected in a set of locations a user of a client device wants to go to based on data within a profile associated with the user. A set of data inputs is monitored to determine a number of people currently at the selected location. Then, in response to determining that the number of people currently at the selected location is not greater than a user-defined threshold level of people for the selected location, a mapped route to the selected location is sent to the client device of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Grant D. Miller, Scott W. Pollyea, Hamza Yaswi
  • Publication number: 20130006878
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the inventive subject matter are directed to incorporating one or more nanoprocessors to one or more physical structures of one or more components of a product. The product is transportable via a chain of supply. Some embodiments are further directed to configuring the one or more nanoprocessors to store data that describes characteristics of the one or more components, the product, and/or the chain of supply. Some embodiments are further directed configuring the one or more nanoprocessors to transmit one or more signals that contain the data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Bradford O. Brooks, Alan L. Kohlscheen, Scott W. Pollyea, Srinivas B. Tummalapenta, Hamza Yaswi
  • Publication number: 20130006877
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the inventive subject matter are directed to incorporating a plurality of nanoparticles with a physical structure of an object. The object is transportable via locations associated with a chain of supply. Some embodiments are further directed to writing charges to modifiable portions of the plurality of nanoparticles incorporated with the physical structure of the object. Some embodiments are further directed to configuring the charges on the modifiable portions of the plurality of nanoparticles as data. The data describes one or more characteristics of the object and components of the object. The data is accessible via the locations associated with the chain of supply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Bradford O. Brooks, Scott W. Pollyea, Srinivas B. Tummalapenta, Hamza Yaswi
  • Publication number: 20120199182
    Abstract: A solar cell device includes a solar cell. The solar cell includes a first light-capturing element configured to receive photonic energy. The solar cell device also includes a device interface for communicatively coupling an electrically chargeable device with the solar cell to receive electrical energy converted by the solar cell from the photonic energy. The solar cell device also includes a second light-capturing element for receiving and providing photonic energy as a supplemental source of energy to the solar cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: John E. Drummond, Thomas J. Fleischman, Scott W. Pollyea, Roger A. Quon