Patents by Inventor Stanley John

Stanley John 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: 10936264
    Abstract: A method, computer program product and computer system to improve print legibility is provided. A processor receives a file to print. A processor generates a print preview of the file, wherein the print preview is generated at an initial scale. A processor generates a preview text for the print preview. A processor determines a legibility metric based for the print preview on a comparison between the preview text for the print preview and text of the file to print. A processor prints the file at a second scale in response to the legibility metric being below a predetermined value, wherein the second scale is larger than the initial scale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Stanley John Vernier, Stephen Arthur Boxwell, Kyle Matthew Brake, Keith Gregory Frost
  • Patent number: 10929076
    Abstract: A method, computer program product and computer system to improve print legibility is provided. A processor receives a file to print. A processor generates a print preview of the file, wherein the print preview is generated at an initial scale. A processor generates a preview text for the print preview. A processor determines a legibility metric based for the print preview on a comparison between the preview text for the print preview and text of the file to print. A processor prints the file at a second scale in response to the legibility metric being below a predetermined value, wherein the second scale is larger than the initial scale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Stanley John Vernier, Stephen Arthur Boxwell, Kyle Matthew Brake, Keith Gregory Frost
  • Publication number: 20200401359
    Abstract: A method, computer program product and computer system to improve print legibility is provided. A processor receives a file to print. A processor generates a print preview of the file, wherein the print preview is generated at an initial scale. A processor generates a preview text for the print preview. A processor determines a legibility metric based for the print preview on a comparison between the preview text for the print preview and text of the file to print. A processor prints the file at a second scale in response to the legibility metric being below a predetermined value, wherein the second scale is larger than the initial scale.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Stanley John Vernier, Stephen Arthur Boxwell, Kyle Matthew Brake, Keith Gregory Frost
  • Publication number: 20200401358
    Abstract: A method, computer program product and computer system to improve print legibility is provided. A processor receives a file to print. A processor generates a print preview of the file, wherein the print preview is generated at an initial scale. A processor generates a preview text for the print preview. A processor determines a legibility metric based for the print preview on a comparison between the preview text for the print preview and text of the file to print. A processor prints the file at a second scale in response to the legibility metric being below a predetermined value, wherein the second scale is larger than the initial scale.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Stanley John Vernier, Stephen Arthur Boxwell, Kyle Matthew Brake, Keith Gregory Frost
  • Publication number: 20200401466
    Abstract: Methods, systems and computer program products for facilitating real time conversations based on topic determination are provided. Aspects include receiving one or more user topic profiles. Aspects also include receiving an audio recording of a conversation obtained from one or more audio sensors. Aspects also include converting the audio recording of the conversation to text. Aspects also include determining a topic of the conversation by applying a topic model to the text. Aspects also include determining one or more potentially interested users based on the topic of the conversation and the one or more user topic profiles. Aspects also include notifying the one or more potentially interested users that the conversation is occurring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Keith Gregory FROST, Stephen Arthur BOXWELL, Stanley John VERNIER, Kyle Matthew BRAKE
  • Patent number: 10862255
    Abstract: A travel plug adapter including a housing with inner walls, outer walls, and a bottom surface, a plug receptacle, and a first plug having a first contact pin. The first plug, by being displaced along a first distance, may be moved out of a standby position in the housing, into a usage position outside of the housing. A contact surface is provided in the housing and the plug is connected to an actuation element that, when the plug is moved into the usage position, comes into contact with the contact surface and that is connected to a transmission unit whereby the contact pin is moved across a second distance greater than the first distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventors: Alasdair Max Paul Barnett, Richard Albert Norman, Bruce Stanley John Hutchison
  • Publication number: 20200365186
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention may include a method, computer program product and computer system for video editing. The method, computer program product and computer system may include computing device which may receive video data from an imaging device, the video data may include visual and audio data. The computing device may convert the audio data to text and parse the text into textual segments. The computing device may annotate the textual segments with time stamps and analyze the annotated textual segments to identify pre-determined edit commands. The computing device may generate an edit script based on the identified pre-determined edit commands in the textual segments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Keith Gregory Frost, Stephen Arthur Boxwell, Stanley John Vernier, Kyle Matthew Brake
  • Patent number: 10832733
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention may include a method, computer program product and computer system for video editing. The method, computer program product and computer system may include computing device which may receive video data from an imaging device, the video data may include visual and audio data. The computing device may convert the audio data to text and parse the text into textual segments. The computing device may annotate the textual segments with time stamps and analyze the annotated textual segments to identify pre-determined edit commands. The computing device may generate an edit script based on the identified pre-determined edit commands in the textual segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Keith Gregory Frost, Stephen Arthur Boxwell, Stanley John Vernier, Kyle Matthew Brake
  • Patent number: 10811051
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention may include a method, computer program product and computer system for video editing. The method, computer program product and computer system may include computing device which may receive video data from an imaging device, the video data may include visual and audio data. The computing device may convert the audio data to text and parse the text into textual segments. The computing device may annotate the textual segments with time stamps and analyze the annotated textual segments to identify pre-determined edit commands. The computing device may generate an edit script based on the identified pre-determined edit commands in the textual segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Keith Gregory Frost, Stephen Arthur Boxwell, Stanley John Vernier, Kyle Matthew Brake
  • Publication number: 20200304133
    Abstract: A clock distribution circuit configured to output a clock signal includes a first circuit configured to use a reference clock signal to provide first and second reference signals, wherein the second reference signal indicates whether the first reference signal is locked with the reference clock signal; a second circuit configured to use the reference clock signal to provide an output signal and an indication signal indicative whether the output signal is locked with the reference clock signal; and a monitor circuit, coupled to the first and second circuits, and configured to use at least one of the first reference signal, the second reference signal, the output signal, and the indication signal to determine whether the second circuit is functioning correctly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Sandeep Kumar GOEL, Ji-Jan CHEN, Stanley JOHN, Yun-Han LEE, Yen-Hao HUANG
  • Patent number: 10784637
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a travel plug adapter, which will also be referred to herein as a travel adapter, for short. Using such an adapter it is possible to insert power plugs of a certain (domestic) standard into the outlets present at the travel destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: TRAVEL BLUE LIMITED
    Inventors: Alasdair Max Paul Barnett, Richard Albert Norman, Bruce Stanley John Hutchison
  • Publication number: 20200226135
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a computer-implemented method for determining topic specific reliability for a question answering system. A non-limiting example of the computer-implemented method includes receiving a topic specific input query by the question answering system. The method further includes detecting a source that provides a reference containing the ground truth answers to the ground truth questions. The method further includes traversing sources detect similar references in other sources and assigning reliability scores for each source based upon ground truth answers in the other sources. The method further includes providing a ranked list of answers based upon the reliability of each source upon for each answer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Keith Gregory Frost, Stanley John Vernier, Kyle Matthew Brake, Stephen Arthur Boxwell
  • Publication number: 20200218988
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes generating from a corpus a knowledge graph comprising a plurality of nodes interconnected by a plurality of edges. Each node of the plurality of nodes represents an entity extracted from the corpus. Each edge of the plurality of edges represents a relationship between corresponding entities extracted from the corpus. The knowledge graph includes a plurality of source passages extracted from the corpus from which the plurality of edges was generated. A generative language model is trained, for each edge of the plurality of edges, to associate two or more related entities by utilizing the knowledge graph. Using the trained generative language model, one or more passages representing the edge of the knowledge graph are generated for each edge of the knowledge graph.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: STEPHEN ARTHUR BOXWELL, KYLE MATTHEW BRAKE, STANLEY JOHN VERNIER, KEITH GREGORY FROST
  • Patent number: 10680627
    Abstract: A clock distribution circuit configured to output a clock signal includes a first circuit configured to use a reference clock signal to provide first and second reference signals, wherein the second reference signal indicates whether the first reference signal is locked with the reference clock signal; a second circuit configured to use the reference clock signal to provide an output signal and an indication signal indicative whether the output signal is locked with the reference clock signal; and a monitor circuit, coupled to the first and second circuits, and configured to use at least one of the first reference signal, the second reference signal, the output signal, and the indication signal to determine whether the second circuit is functioning correctly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sandeep Kumar Goel, Ji-Jan Chen, Stanley John, Yun-Han Lee, Yen-Hao Huang
  • Publication number: 20200159824
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to an intelligent computer platform to provide a contextual response to an interrogatory. An electronic communication interface or portal is dynamically evaluated by an artificial intelligence (AI) platform. Natural language processing (NLP) is utilized to detect and evaluate a communication, identify an interrogatory within the communication, and determine an intent of the interrogatory. A corresponding factoid pipeline is searched for content related to the intent, and a response to the interrogatory is ascertained, formulated, and presented to the electronic communication interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen Arthur Boxwell, Keith Gregory Frost, Stanley John Vernier, Kyle Matthew Brake
  • Publication number: 20200159757
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes receiving a plurality of question, answer, passage (QAP) triples. Each of the plurality of QAP triples includes a question, an answer to the question and a passage containing the answer to the question. The received plurality of QAP triples is parsed to generate two or more patterns. The generated patterns are merged together to identify clusters of semantically related patterns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: STEPHEN ARTHUR BOXWELL, KEITH GREGORY FROST, STANLEY JOHN VERNIER, KYLE MATTHEW BRAKE
  • Publication number: 20190341731
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a travel plug adapter, herein also referred to as a travel adapter, for short. Power plugs of a certain (domestic) standard may be inserted into the outlets present at the travel destination using such an adapter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2017
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: TRAVEL BLUE LTD.
    Inventors: ALASDAIR MAX PAUL BARNETT, RICHARD ALBERT NORMAN, BRUCE STANLEY JOHN HUTCHISON
  • Publication number: 20190312395
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a travel plug adapter, which will also be referred to herein as a travel adapter, for short. Using such an adapter it is possible to insert power plugs of a certain (domestic) standard into the outlets present at the travel destination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: TRAVEL BLUE LTD.
    Inventors: ALASDAIR MAX PAUL BARNETT, RICHARD ALBERT NORMAN, BRUCE STANLEY JOHN HUTCHISON
  • Publication number: 20190229737
    Abstract: A clock distribution circuit configured to output a clock signal includes a first circuit configured to use a reference clock signal to provide first and second reference signals, wherein the second reference signal indicates whether the first reference signal is locked with the reference clock signal; a second circuit configured to use the reference clock signal to provide an output signal and an indication signal indicative whether the output signal is locked with the reference clock signal; and a monitor circuit, coupled to the first and second circuits, and configured to use at least one of the first reference signal, the second reference signal, the output signal, and the indication signal to determine whether the second circuit is functioning correctly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Sandeep Kumar GOEL, Ji-Jan Chen, Stanley John, Yun-Han Lee, Yen-Hao Huang
  • Patent number: D908295
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: MARS, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Robert W Mott, Jr., Kyu Sang Lee, Stanley John Withouski, IV