Patents by Inventor Shawn D. Hennessy

Shawn D. Hennessy 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: 20200402096
    Abstract: An approach is provided for optimizing a digital display. Classifications of advertisements are determined. A location of a future action in an event is predicted. A sentiment of an audience is determined. The audience includes spectators at the venue, viewers who are viewing the event via devices receiving a live broadcast of the event, or a combination of the spectators and the viewers. Based on the location of the future action, a digital display is selected from digital displays in the venue and content on the digital display is predicted to be captured as an image by a camera and broadcast to devices of the viewers. Based on the classifications, the sentiment, the location of the future action, and the content being predicted to be captured and broadcast, an advertisement is selected. The selected advertisement is sent to the selected digital display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: James Ward, Michael Bender, Sarbajit K. Rakshit, Shawn D. Hennessy
  • Publication number: 20200302562
    Abstract: Methods, computer program products, and systems are presented. The method computer program products, and systems can include, for instance: obtaining first building event transaction data of a building using a first data source; recording a first blockchain block in a blockchain ledger, the first blockchain block having a timestamp and the first building event transaction data; obtaining second building event transaction data of the building using a second data source; recording a second blockchain block in the blockchain ledger, the second blockchain block having a timestamp, and the second building event transaction data; examining data of the first blockchain block and the second blockchain block; and providing one or more output in dependence on the examining.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Craig M. TRIM, Ahmed NASSAR, Victor POVAR, Sarbaji K. RAKSHIT, Shawn D. HENNESSY
  • Publication number: 20200288009
    Abstract: An approach is disclosed that optically transmit data from a dedicated mobile device (DMD) to another device. Optically transmitting the data is performed by displaying the data on a display screen included in the DMD. The approach further optically receives data at the DMD. The data is received at a digital camera included in the DMD. Based on the exchanged data, the DMD determines if the DMD and the other device are bound to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2019
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Shawn D. Hennessy, Todd P. Seager, Nevenko Zunic
  • Publication number: 20200287725
    Abstract: An approach is disclosed that places a first side of an optical communication mounting frame (OCMF) onto a surface of a device with some of the device's display and its digital camera being are hidden from view from outside of the OCMF. A second device is received at another side of the OCMF, with some of the device's display and its digital camera being are hidden from view from outside of the OCMF. Each display is viewable from the other device's digital camera. Optical communications between the devices is performed by displaying data on one display that is read by the other device's digital camera and this communication is allowed while the OCMF is present. However, communication between the devices is inhibited when the OCMF is not present.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2019
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Shawn D. Hennessy, Todd P. Seager, Nevenko Zunic
  • Patent number: 10764064
    Abstract: In an approach, a certificate authority management device comprises a computing device with an operating system that supports certificate authority software, a power port with shutter door, a first key slot for an administrative user to enable use of the certificate authority management device in response to an insertion of a first key, a second key slot for management of a plurality of hybrid security keys in response to an insertion of a second key, and a touchscreen with graphical user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Shawn D. Hennessy, Nevenko Zunic, Todd P. Seager
  • Patent number: 10666439
    Abstract: In an approach, a hybrid security key comprises at least one physical face on a first side of a key comprising a key groove cut and a barcode coupled to a top surface of the physical face; and at least one logical face on a second side of the key comprising a surface insert overlaying a conductive film, wherein the conductive film includes at least one contact point, at least one conductive trace, and a smart chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Shawn D. Hennessy, Nevenko Zunic, Todd P. Seager
  • Patent number: 10536846
    Abstract: An approach is disclosed that optically transmits a data from an information handling system that is a Stand Alone Certificate Authority (SACA) device, to a dedicated mobile device (DMD). The optically transmission is performed by displaying the data on a display screen included in the SACA device. The approach further optically receives data from the DMD by reading data displayed on the DMD's display screen using the SACA device's digital camera. Based on the data transmitted and received, the system verifies that the DMD and the SACA device are bound to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Shawn D. Hennessy, Todd P. Seager, Nevenko Zunic
  • Patent number: 10392833
    Abstract: In an approach, a locking device comprises a lock cylinder, a first solenoid valve and a second solenoid valve, a barcode scanner adjacent to the lock cylinder, a spring-loaded interface adjacent to the lock cylinder, and a logical circuit comprising a first disc and a second disc. In an approach for using a hybrid security key in a non-networked device, a locking device of the non-networked device authenticates logical and physical attributes of a hybrid security key, determines authorizations of the hybrid security key, and audits use of hybrid security key while in the locking device of the non-networked device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: International Busniess Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Shawn D. Hennessy, Nevenko Zunic, Todd P. Seager
  • Publication number: 20190169876
    Abstract: In an approach, a locking device comprises a lock cylinder, a first solenoid valve and a second solenoid valve, a barcode scanner adjacent to the lock cylinder, a spring-loaded interface adjacent to the lock cylinder, and a logical circuit comprising a first disc and a second disc. In an approach for using a hybrid security key in a non-networked device, a locking device of the non-networked device authenticates logical and physical attributes of a hybrid security key, determines authorizations of the hybrid security key, and audits use of hybrid security key while in the locking device of the non-networked device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Shawn D. Hennessy, Nevenko Zunic, Todd P. Seager
  • Publication number: 20190173676
    Abstract: In an approach, a hybrid security key comprises at least one physical face on a first side of a key comprising a key groove cut and a barcode coupled to a top surface of the physical face; and at least one logical face on a second side of the key comprising a surface insert overlaying a conductive film, wherein the conductive film includes at least one contact point, at least one conductive trace, and a smart chip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Shawn D. Hennessy, Nevenko Zunic, Todd P. Seager
  • Publication number: 20190173679
    Abstract: In an approach, a certificate authority management device comprises a computing device with an operating system that supports certificate authority software, a power port with shutter door, a first key slot for an administrative user to enable use of the certificate authority management device in response to an insertion of a first key, a second key slot for management of a plurality of hybrid security keys in response to an insertion of a second key, and a touchscreen with graphical user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Shawn D. Hennessy, Nevenko Zunic, Todd P. Seager
  • Patent number: 9420446
    Abstract: Various embodiments include approaches for coordinating collaborative response to an event using a capabilities-aware hive network. Some particular embodiments include a system having at least one computing device performing actions including: prompting a plurality of users to register with the capabilities-aware hive network, the prompting including requesting the plurality of users provide information about individual capabilities for response to the event; compiling the information from the plurality of users about individual capabilities for response to the event; obtaining data indicating occurrence of the event, and in response to obtaining the data indicating occurrence of the event, identifying and prioritizing individual user actions in response to the event based upon the information about the individual capabilities for response to the event; and providing user-specific instructions to the plurality of users to perform the individual user actions to respond to the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas S. Brown, Shawn D. Hennessy, John F. Kelley, Todd P. Seager
  • Publication number: 20160205523
    Abstract: Various embodiments include approaches for coordinating collaborative response to an event using a capabilities-aware hive network. Some particular embodiments include a system having at least one computing device performing actions including: prompting a plurality of users to register with the capabilities-aware hive network, the prompting including requesting the plurality of users provide information about individual capabilities for response to the event; compiling the information from the plurality of users about individual capabilities for response to the event; obtaining data indicating occurrence of the event, and in response to obtaining the data indicating occurrence of the event, identifying and prioritizing individual user actions in response to the event based upon the information about the individual capabilities for response to the event; and providing user-specific instructions to the plurality of users to perform the individual user actions to respond to the event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: Douglas S. Brown, Shawn D. Hennessy, John F. Kelley, Todd P. Seager