Patents by Inventor Shadi E. Albouyeh

Shadi E. Albouyeh 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: 10140298
    Abstract: A system and method for managing electronic social networking includes defining content from a first user for communication to other users on an electronic social networking system. Natural language processing (NLP) and analytic analysis are applied to the content to identify a workflow for accessing and responding to the content. The access and the response to the content are based on the workflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Shadi E. Albouyeh, Bernadette A. Carter, Jeffrey R. Hoy
  • Publication number: 20180278565
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer product for expanding diversity of images uploaded to a network site includes identifying a location of a user device, analyzing social media data corresponding to an area within a threshold distance of the location of the user device, identifying at least one location of interest (LOI) of the area based on an analyzed result of the social media data, determining whether there are one or more image gaps corresponding to the at least one LOI based on the analyzed result of the social media data, and suggesting the user device to take one or more images of the at least one LOI, responsive to a determining that there are the one or more image gaps exist for the at least one LOI.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Shadi E. Albouyeh, Jeremy A. Greenberger, Trudy L. Hewitt, Jana H. Jenkins
  • Publication number: 20180267995
    Abstract: A method of determining contextual and cognitive metadata for shared photographs in which a sender's device takes a photographic image, and stores the image in a file along with metadata associated with the sender. The file, with the image and metadata, is sent to a recipient's device, which receives and stores the file. The recipient's device gathers information about the recipient, and converts the information into tags. The recipient's device performs binary regression the tags in the metadata about the sender and the metadata about the recipient, and derives a context value (iContext) for the metadata tags. The context values for the sender and recipient tags are compared to determine a disposition for the related sender and recipient tags. The recipient device modifies the metadata in the file in accordance with the disposition; and stores the file with the image and the modified metadata.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Shadi E. Albouyeh, Jonathan Dunne, Jeremy A. Greenberger, Zachary M. Greenberger
  • Publication number: 20180267998
    Abstract: A method of determining contextual and cognitive metadata for shared photographs in which a sender's device takes a photographic image, and stores the image in a file along with metadata associated with the sender. The file, with the image and metadata, is sent to a recipient's device, which receives and stores the file. The recipient's device gathers information about the recipient, and converts the information into tags. The recipient's device performs binary regression the tags in the metadata about the sender and the metadata about the recipient, and derives a context value (iContext) for the metadata tags. The context values for the sender and recipient tags are compared to determine a disposition for the related sender and recipient tags. The recipient device modifies the metadata in the file in accordance with the disposition; and stores the file with the image and the modified metadata.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Shadi E. Albouyeh, Jonathan Dunne, Jeremy A. Greenberger, Zachary M. Greenberger
  • Patent number: 9930168
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a method for determining proper name spelling in a text message from a sender to a receiver is described. The method may include evaluating text from a sender to a receiver to identify a proper name, comparing the text against a repository containing one or more proper names, determining a confidence ranking related to the accuracy of spelling of the proper name using shared contacts between the sender and receiver, and outputting a specific spelling of the proper name based on a highest confidence ranking of the confidence ranking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shadi E. Albouyeh, James E. Fox, Trudy L. Hewitt, Prasad L. Imandi
  • Publication number: 20180054406
    Abstract: Approaches presented herein enable determining whether to allow a communication to a recipient using a communication device based on one or more classifications of nearby individuals. Specifically, location awareness technology is leveraged to identify individuals near an intended recipient of a communication. Through review and analysis of information related to the individuals gathered from social networking outlets (e.g., Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.) and/or gathered from the recipient's communication device, a classification is assigned to each individual. Based on the classifications, a determination is made as to whether the intended communication mode is to be allowed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: Shadi E. Albouyeh, Trudy L. Hewitt
  • Patent number: 9882979
    Abstract: A method transmits an image file to a target electronic device. One or more processors convert an original image file from a first format into a second format to create a converted image file. A locator address metatag is appended to the converted image file. The locator address metatag provides an address of a copy of the original image file in the first format. The converted image file with the locator address metatag is transmitted, from a source electronic device to a target electronic device, such that the locator address metatag enables the target electronic device to locate and retrieve the copy of the original image file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Shadi E. Albouyeh, Jeffrey R. Hoy, Stephanie L. Trunzo
  • Publication number: 20170344225
    Abstract: A method for generating a sentiment map user interface is presented. The method may include collecting a plurality of content data, whereby the plurality of content data includes an original message and at least one response. The method may include collecting a plurality content path data. The method may include determining a plurality of user sentiment data based on the collected plurality of content data. The method may include generating the sentiment map user interface based on the determined plurality of user sentiment data and the collected plurality of content path data, whereby the generated sentiment map user interface includes a plurality of user icons indicating a user sentiment, and whereby the plurality of user icons are positioned within the generated sentiment map user interface based on the collected plurality of content path data. The method may include presenting the generated sentiment map user interface to a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Shadi E. Albouyeh, Trudy L. Hewitt
  • Publication number: 20170346772
    Abstract: Systems and methods for insertion of contact profile images into messages are disclosed. The images can be received from a public profile of a social media website, or from locally stored content. The images may be selected based on a context, such as the recipient and/or sender address, or context of the message. The selected image is inserted into the message instead of, or in addition to the contact name. The recipient then receives a message that includes the inserted image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Shadi E. Albouyeh, James E. Fox, Trudy L. Hewitt, Prasad L. Imandi
  • Publication number: 20170330293
    Abstract: A system and method for managing electronic social networking includes defining content from a first user for communication to other users on an electronic social networking system. Natural language processing (NLP) and analytic analysis are applied to the content to identify a workflow for accessing and responding to the content. The access and the response to the content are based on the workflow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Shadi E. Albouyeh, Bernadette A. Carter, Jeffrey R. Hoy
  • Publication number: 20170329843
    Abstract: A system and method for managing electronic social networking includes defining content from a first user for communication to other users on an electronic social networking system. Natural language processing (NLP) and analytic analysis are applied to the content to identify a workflow for accessing and responding to the content. The access and the response to the content are based on the workflow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Shadi E. Albouyeh, Bernadette A. Carter, Jeffrey R. Hoy
  • Publication number: 20170193126
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for filtering audience viewing of uniform resource locator (URL) data utilizing hashtags including: identifying a hashtag input by a first user; identifying at least one user preference of the first user, the at least one user preference related to data sharing preferences of the first user on an electronic platform; generating a uniform resource locator (URL) based on the identified hashtag and the identified at least one user preference of the first user; and using the URL, filtering data communication on the electronic platform, thereby displaying a privatized stream of data when the first user accesses the identified hashtag, the privatized stream of data accessible by a second user, the second user being authorized to view the privatized stream of data based on the data sharing preferences of the first user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Shadi E. Albouyeh, James E. Fox, Trudy L. Hewitt, Prasad L. Imandi
  • Patent number: 9693181
    Abstract: A surveillance detection apparatus for detecting an intruder to a restricted space includes a short range radio transceiver and a processor. The short range radio transceiver, which has a predefined limited range, causes the surveillance detection apparatus to send an intrusion signal to the processor in response to the short range radio transceiver receiving a short range radio signal from a communication device that is in the possession of an intruder, who is not pre-authorized by the processor to be within the predefined limited range of the short range radio transceiver, and thus the restricted space. In response to determining that the communication device is not pre-authorized to be within the predefined limited range of the short range radio transceiver, the processor generates an intruder alert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Shadi E. Albouyeh, Ramakrishna Boggarapu, Trina M. Burkett, Alexandru Pitigoi
  • Publication number: 20170171377
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a method for determining proper name spelling in a text message from a sender to a receiver is described. The method may include evaluating text from a sender to a receiver to identify a proper name, comparing the text against a repository containing one or more proper names, determining a confidence ranking related to the accuracy of spelling of the proper name using shared contacts between the sender and receiver, and outputting a specific spelling of the proper name based on a highest confidence ranking of the confidence ranking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Shadi E. Albouyeh, James E. Fox, Trudy L. Hewitt, Prasad L. Imandi
  • Publication number: 20170103071
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method for intelligently learning hashtag relevance may include monitoring, with a relevance engine, a target's access to a plurality of hashtag-annotated content comprising a first content, updating, using the relevance engine, an access record with information indicative of a number of times the target is presented with the first content and the first content remains unselected by the target, determining a relevance of the plurality of hashtag-annotated content based on the access record, and presenting a second hashtag-annotated content based on the relevance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: Shadi E. Albouyeh, James E. Fox, Prasad L. Imandi
  • Patent number: 9606711
    Abstract: An approach is described for evaluating portions of content in an online community. An associated system may include a processor and a memory storing an application program, which, when executed on the processor, performs an operation that may include displaying a content post in an online community interface and, upon detecting a selection of an option in the online community interface to evaluate the content post, requesting a selection of one or more portions of the content post and an evaluation of the selected one or more portions. Requesting such evaluation may include requesting selection of a favorability score on a predefined scale for each of the selected one or more portions. The operation further may include, upon receiving a selection of one or more portions and an evaluation of the selected one or more portions, updating display of the content post to reflect the evaluation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shadi E. Albouyeh, Bernadette A. Carter, Jeffrey R. Hoy, Stephanie L. Trunzo
  • Patent number: 9600165
    Abstract: An approach is described for evaluating portions of content in an online community. An associated method may include displaying a content post in an online community interface and, upon detecting a selection of an option in the online community interface to evaluate the content post, requesting a selection of one or more portions of the content post and an evaluation of the selected one or more portions. Requesting such evaluation may include requesting selection of a favorability score on a predefined scale for each of the selected one or more portions. Previously evaluated portions or portions predetermined via natural language processing or audiovisual processing may be displayed to facilitate evaluation of the content post. The method further may include, upon receiving a selection of one or more portions and an evaluation of the selected one or more portions, updating display of the content post to reflect the evaluation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shadi E. Albouyeh, Bernadette A. Carter, Jeffrey R. Hoy, Stephanie L. Trunzo
  • Publication number: 20160321349
    Abstract: Identifying content in an incoming message on a social network includes categorizing a sender-recipient relationship between a sender and a recipient of an incoming message in an activity stream in a display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Shadi E. Albouyeh, Bernadette A. Carter, Jeffrey R. Hoy, Stephanie L. Trunzo
  • Publication number: 20160308808
    Abstract: A method, system and/or computer program product predicts viewing activity of a new posting to an activity stream. A first computer transmits a new posting to an activity stream in a second computer, where the new posting is available to a potential viewer set. Based on identified viewer information about one or more members of the potential viewer set, a prediction is made of viewing activity of the new posting by the potential viewer set. This predicted viewing activity is based on identified viewer information about members of the potential viewer set, and describes a predicted likelihood of the potential viewer set viewing the new posting. The derived predicted viewing activity of the new posting by the potential viewer set is then presented at the first computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: SHADI E. ALBOUYEH, BERNADETTE A. CARTER, JEFFREY R. HOY, STEPHANIE L. TRUNZO
  • Patent number: 9467411
    Abstract: Identifying content in an incoming message on a social network includes categorizing a sender-recipient relationship between a sender and a recipient of an incoming message in an activity stream in a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shadi E. Albouyeh, Bernadette A. Carter, Jeffrey R. Hoy, Stephanie L. Trunzo