Patents by Inventor Shunguo Yan

Shunguo Yan 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: 20190227700
    Abstract: A user interface is analyzed to identify a problem element in the user interface. A problem in the user interface is related to an initial value of an attribute of the problem element. A changed value of the attribute of the problem element is computed. A determination is made that the changed value satisfies a compliance rule applicable to the user interface. A first record and a second record are selected from a historical data. The first record includes a first value of a metric usable with the user interface, and the second record includes a second value of the metric. A difference between the second value and the first value is associated with the changed value as an expected change in the metric due to the changed value. The changed value and the expected change in the metric are presented as a remedy for the problem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Brian J. Cragun, Puthukode G. Ramachandran, Shunguo Yan
  • Patent number: 10359836
    Abstract: A method of providing guidance in connection with a technological task includes determining, from an interaction of an end user with a computer system, a current context and task of the end user, identifying a change in a cognitive state of the end user, where the change in the cognitive state is associated with performance of the task using the computer system, searching a plurality of user experiences corresponding to the change in the cognitive state of the end user and the user's current context, selecting at least one of the user experiences according to a selection parameter for determining a selected user experience, and injecting the selected user experience into the current context of the end user via an output device of the computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Susann Marie Keohane, Maureen Elizabeth Kraft, Holly Lee Nielsen, Shunguo Yan
  • Patent number: 10324596
    Abstract: A user interface is analyzed to identify a problem element in the user interface. A problem in the user interface is related to an initial value of an attribute of the problem element. A changed value of the attribute of the problem element is computed. A determination is made that the changed value satisfies a compliance rule applicable to the user interface. A first record and a second record are selected from a historical data. The first record includes a first value of a metric usable with the user interface, and the second record includes a second value of the metric. A difference between the second value and the first value is associated with the changed value as an expected change in the metric due to the changed value. The changed value and the expected change in the metric are presented as a remedy for the problem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian J. Cragun, Puthukode G. Ramachandran, Shunguo Yan
  • Patent number: 10318094
    Abstract: A method of providing guidance in connection with a technological task includes determining, from an interaction of an end user with a computer system, a current context and task of the end user, identifying a change in a cognitive state of the end user, where the change in the cognitive state is associated with performance of the task using the computer system, searching a plurality of user experiences corresponding to the change in the cognitive state of the end user and the user's current context, selecting at least one of the user experiences according to a selection parameter for determining a selected user experience, and injecting the selected user experience into the current context of the end user via an output device of the computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Susann Marie Keohane, Maureen Elizabeth Kraft, Holly Lee Nielsen, Shunguo Yan
  • Patent number: 10248918
    Abstract: Balancing a workload based on commitments to projects includes monitoring messages in a collaboration system, the messages representing correspondences between users of the collaboration system, selecting a number of the users associated with the collaboration system to form a group of users, retrieving the messages from each of the users in the group of users, analyzing data associated with the messages to determine which of the messages relate to at least one project, and executing, based on a threshold, at least one action to optimize a workload for at least one user in the group of users for the at least one project.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Paul R. Bastide, Matthew E. Broomhall, Robert E. Loredo, Dale M. Schultz, Shunguo Yan
  • Publication number: 20190095833
    Abstract: Balancing a workload based on commitments to projects includes monitoring messages in a collaboration system, the messages representing correspondences between users of the collaboration system, selecting a number of the users associated with the collaboration system to form a group of users, retrieving the messages from each of the users in the group of users, analyzing data associated with the messages to determine which of the messages relate to at least one project, and executing, based on a threshold, at least one action to optimize a workload for at least one user in the group of users for the at least one project.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Paul R. Bastide, Matthew E. Broomhall, Robert E. Loredo, Dale M. Schultz, Shunguo Yan
  • Publication number: 20190073986
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method of adjusting an electronic device display based on eyewear properties. Eyewear properties such as tint level, tint shade, and polarization are obtained from eyewear, a database, or manual entry. The device display is then adjusted based on the eyewear properties to facilitate viewability of the electronic display for the user while wearing the eyewear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Michal Broz, Steven D. Clay, Richard S. Schwerdtfeger, Shunguo Yan
  • Publication number: 20190064624
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a memory and a processor coupled to the memory. The processor is configured to receive input from a sensor of a vehicle, analyze the received input to determine a mood of a passenger of the vehicle, determine, according to the determined mood of the passenger, whether a color of a chromatic material in the vehicle should be changed, and control the chromatic material in the vehicle to change colors when the color of the chromatic material should change based on the determined mood of the passenger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Su Liu, Shunguo Yan
  • Patent number: 10210283
    Abstract: A method for generating and presenting accessibility resolution models to accessibility problems is provided. The method may include detecting user behavior patterns associated with users. The method may further include generating user groups and subgroups based on the detected user behavior patterns. Additionally, the method may include identifying accessibility problems based on the detected user behavior patterns and the generated user groups and subgroups. The method may also include generating accessibility profiles based on the detected user behavior patterns, the generated user groups and subgroups, and the identified accessibility problems. The method may further include determining correlations between the generated accessibility profiles and business loss indicators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michal Broz, Steven D. Clay, John C. Sanchez, Richard S. Schwerdtfeger, Lisa Seeman, Shunguo Yan
  • Patent number: 10210467
    Abstract: Balancing a workload based on commitments to projects includes monitoring messages in a collaboration system, the messages representing correspondences between users of the collaboration system, selecting a number of the users associated with the collaboration system to form a group of users, retrieving the messages from each of the users in the group of users, analyzing data associated with the messages to determine which of the messages relate to at least one project, and executing, based on a threshold, at least one action to optimize a workload for at least one user in the group of users for the at least one project.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Paul R. Bastide, Matthew E. Broomhall, Robert E. Loredo, Dale M. Schultz, Shunguo Yan
  • Patent number: 10203865
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for document content re-ordering for assistive technology processing. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for document content re-ordering for assistive technology processing is provided. The method includes sensing in a computer display a drawing of a path across different portions of displayed content in the computer display. Thereafter, a sequence of the different portions of the displayed content can be identified from the path. As such, meta-data indicative of the sequence can be generated in the memory of the computer and the content can be annotated with the generated meta-data. Finally, the portions of the content can be processed with assistive technology in an order dictated by the sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michal Broz, Steven D. Clay, Richard S. Schwerdtfeger, Shunguo Yan
  • Publication number: 20190012298
    Abstract: For dynamically changing a rendering of content, the content including a textual character is received at a mobile device. An encoding of the textual character uses a first code point according to a character encoding standard. The mobile device's presence at a geographical location is detected. The mobile device is associated with a user. A variant selection rule is selected at the device. The variant selection rule specifies a location based condition to select a variant corresponding to the textual character. A variant is selected at the device according to the variant selection rule, a variant mapping corresponding to the first code point. The variant mapping includes the variant. The encoding of the textual character is replaced at the device with an encoding of the variant in the rendering of the content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John C. Emmons, Denise M. Genty, Su Liu, Shunguo Yan
  • Patent number: 10176785
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method of adjusting an electronic device display based on eyewear properties. Eyewear properties such as tint level, tint shade, and polarization are obtained from eyewear, a database, or manual entry. The device display is then adjusted based on the eyewear properties to facilitate viewability of the electronic display for the user while wearing the eyewear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michal Broz, Steven D. Clay, Richard S. Schwerdtfeger, Shunguo Yan
  • Patent number: 10168890
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for document content re-ordering for assistive technology processing. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for document content re-ordering for assistive technology processing is provided. The method includes sensing in a computer display a drawing of a path across different portions of displayed content in the computer display. Thereafter, a sequence of the different portions of the displayed content can be identified from the path. As such, meta-data indicative of the sequence can be generated in the memory of the computer and the content can be annotated with the generated meta-data. Finally, the portions of the content can be processed with assistive technology in an order dictated by the sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michal Broz, Steven D. Clay, Richard S. Schwerdtfeger, Shunguo Yan
  • Patent number: 10169188
    Abstract: From an element hierarchy of a User Interface (UI), a UI element that is selected for inclusion in the UI at runtime is determined. A category of the UI element is determined. A subset of a set of accessibility compliance rules is associated with the UI element. The subset of accessibility compliance rules corresponds to the category of the UI element. The UI element is analyzed to determine that the UI element fails to satisfy an accessibility compliance rule in the subset of accessibility compliance rules. Responsive to the analyzing, in an accessibility compliance report, a violation information is output describing the UI element and the accessibility compliance rule from the subset of accessibility compliance rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rahul R. Belekar, Ankur Gupta, Shunguo Yan
  • Publication number: 20180349112
    Abstract: An approach is provided that identifies interface changing events in the binary executable of an application. The approach generates code modules that are directed at evaluating accessibility requirements pertaining to the identified interface changing events. A modified binary of the application is created with the modified binary including the binary executable and the generated code modules. The modified binary is then executed. When one of the interface changing events is encountered, one of the generated code modules is executed and this code module returns a set of accessibility data that pertains to the interface changing event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Shunguo Yan
  • Patent number: 10140102
    Abstract: A first hierarchy of a first type of elements of a user interface is received from an application. A second application presents the user interface including a set of the first type of elements and a set of a second type of elements at a client. A second hierarchy of the second type of elements used in a system-specific presentation of the user interface is received from the application. A first element of the first type in the first hierarchy is determined to violate a condition specified in a compliance rule, and that a second element of the second type in the second hierarchy is related to the first element. An evaluation is made that an attribute of the second element causes the condition to be violated. The second element is reported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian J. Cragun, Puthukode G. Ramachandran, Shunguo Yan
  • Patent number: 10108587
    Abstract: For dynamically changing a rendering of content, the content including a textual character is received at a mobile device. An encoding of the textual character uses a first code point according to a character encoding standard. The mobile device's presence at a geographical location is detected. The mobile device is associated with a user. A variant selection rule is selected at the device. The variant selection rule specifies a location based condition to select a variant corresponding to the textual character. A variant is selected at the device according to the variant selection rule, a variant mapping corresponding to the first code point. The variant mapping includes the variant. The encoding of the textual character is replaced at the device with an encoding of the variant in the rendering of the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John C. Emmons, Denise M. Genty, Su Liu, Shunguo Yan
  • Patent number: 10083015
    Abstract: An approach is provided that identifies interface changing events in the binary executable of an application. The approach generates code modules that are directed at evaluating accessibility requirements pertaining to the identified interface changing events. A modified binary of the application is created with the modified binary including the binary executable and the generated code modules. The modified binary is then executed. When one of the interface changing events is encountered, one of the generated code modules is executed and this code module returns a set of accessibility data that pertains to the interface changing event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shunguo Yan
  • Publication number: 20180198880
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed herein for normalizing heterogeneous information provided in labels processed by Internet of Things (IoT) devices. A label transform assistant service receives a request from an IoT device to translate content associated with a label of an item to a format readable by the device. The content includes attributes describing the item. The request specifies a target language and target encoding. A source language and a source encoding associated with the attributes are determined. Each of the attributes are normalized based on a configuration of the network service. Each of the normalized attributes is translated to the target language and the target encoding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Debbie A. ANGLIN, Su LIU, Andrew LY, Shunguo YAN