Patents by Inventor Susann Marie Keohane

Susann Marie Keohane 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: 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20180203979
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for providing an attestation of a user's medical condition. The method begins with determining if a set of one or more conditions has been satisfied using zero-knowledge verifiable computing on a processor based device, such as smart watch or cell phone. In response to the set of one or more conditions having been satisfied, sending an attestation calculated using a zero-knowledge verifiable computing technique to a second processor-based device that the set of one or more conditions have been satisfied optionally, using a zero knowledge protocol to maintain privacy of the user of the first processor-based device. In one example the information is “pulled” from the processor device in response to the set of one or more conditions having been satisfied. In another example, the information is “pushed” to the second processor-based device. The set of conditions includes medical conditions, and/or physiological conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Susann Marie KEOHANE, James R. KRAEMER, Jeb R. LINTON
  • Publication number: 20170277904
    Abstract: A third party intermediary and a data protection method, system, and non-transitory computer readable medium, include a content request receiving circuit configured to receive a service request from a user, to communicate the service request to a provider, and to receive pre-approved versions of content from the provider, a content matching circuit configured to match a pre-approved version of content of the pre-approved versions of content to the user based on a condition of the user, a user data receiving circuit configured to receive user data to complete the pre-approved version of the content, and a zero-knowledge verifiable computing circuit configured to execute a program using zero-knowledge verifiable computing to remove private content from the pre-approved version of the content to ensure privacy of the condition of the user from the provider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventors: Samuel Scott Adams, Susann Marie Keohane, James R. Kraemer, Jeb R. Linton
  • Patent number: 9600459
    Abstract: A Visual Macro Program records and replays desired actions performed by a user in creating or editing a document. The recorded actions are appended to the document as an attachment that can be replayed by a user at a later time by enabling a tag associated with the recorded actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Susann Marie Keohane, Gerald Francis McBrearty, Jessica Carol Murillo, Johnny Meng-Han Shieh, Shawn Patrick Mullen
  • Patent number: 9576277
    Abstract: A receipt receives an electronic message from a sender, wherein said electronic message comprises at least one suggested folder name specified by the sender for the recipient to select as a folder name for filing the electronic message, wherein the at least one suggested folder name is detected by a sender computer system from a selection by the sender within a user interface of the sender computer system of the at least one suggested folder name for the electronic message and inserted into the electronic message. The electronic message is filtered to detect the at least one suggested folder name for filing the electronic message in a messaging filing directory. Responsive to the recipient selecting to file the electronic message, the electronic message is filed in at least one folder with the suggested folder name from among a plurality of folders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Susann Marie Keohane, Gerald Francis McBrearty, Shawn Patrick Mullen, Jessica Murillo, Johnny Meng-Han Shieh
  • Patent number: 9547717
    Abstract: A web browser displays a set of search results from a web search, each search result indicating a link to a web page. Responsive to selection of a first of the set of search results for exclusion from display, a subset of one or more of the set of search results that indicate related links is identified. The related links comprise links have a same domain name as the link of the first search result. The first search result and the subset of the set of search results are excluded. The search results are displayed without the excluded ones of the set of search results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Susann Marie Keohane, Gerald Francis McBrearty, Shawn Patrick Mullen, Jessica Murillo, Johnny Meng-Han Shieh
  • Patent number: 9514445
    Abstract: A sender selection is detected at a sender computer system within a user interface of at least one suggested folder name for a composed electronic message for a recipient receiving the electronic message to select as a folder name for filing the electronic message. The at least one suggested folder name is attached to the electronic message at the sender computer system for distribution to the recipient. The electronic message is sent with the suggested filing folder name from the sender computer system to a recipient, wherein a recipient receiving the electronic message receives the at least one suggested folder name specified by the sender in the electronic message for selecting a folder for filing the electronic message in a messaging filing directory for the recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Susann Marie Keohane, Gerald Francis McBrearty, Shawn Patrick Mullen, Jessica Murillo, Johnny Meng-Han Shieh
  • Publication number: 20160283847
    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: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Susann Marie Keohane, Maureen Elizabeth Kraft, Holly Lee Nielsen, Shunguo Yan
  • Publication number: 20160283846
    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: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Susann Marie Keohane, Maureen Elizabeth Kraft, Holly Lee Nielsen, Shunguo Yan
  • Patent number: 9296395
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for cognitive state supported automotive travel are provided in the illustrative embodiments. A detection is made that an event in a vehicle is outside of acceptable bounds for that event. A determination is made whether the event being outside of acceptable bounds is a result of a cognitive state of a person operating the vehicle. Responsive to the event being a result of the cognitive state of the person, an indication of the cognitive state of the person being below a threshold level of cognitive abilities is generated. An action corresponding to the cognitive state is performed. The action causes the vehicle to operate with improved safety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kember Anne-Rivers Forcke, Marc Kevin Johlic, Susann Marie Keohane, Mary Jo Mueller
  • Patent number: 9281952
    Abstract: A system, method, and program product is provided that selects an instant messaging message that includes one or more words in a text area. The instant message is a communication with an instant messaging participant that corresponds to an instant messaging participant identifier. A count is kept of the words that match keywords that are associated with a selected instant messaging group data store that is stored in a nonvolatile data area. If the count exceeds a particular threshold, the instant messaging participant identifier is added to the selected instant messaging group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Susann Marie Keohane, Gerald Francis McBrearty, Shawn Patrick Mullen, Jessica Carol Murillo, Johnny Meng-Han Shieh
  • Patent number: 9251476
    Abstract: A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program code for managing calendar conflicts. A plurality of calendar invitations waiting to be processed is identified to form a plurality of unprocessed calendar invitations. Calendar invitations are grouped within the plurality of unprocessed calendar invitations together that conflict with each other to form a group of conflicting calendar invitations. Each conflicting calendar invitation in the group of conflicting calendar invitations is presented in association with other calendar invitations in the group for resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Susann Marie Keohane, Gerald Francis McBrearty, Shawn Patrick Mullen, Jessica Carol Murillo, Johnny Meng-Han Shieh
  • Patent number: 9122867
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for automatically displaying the potential risk associated with cracking a password. While creating or modifying a password, feedback is provided describing the risk associated with cracking the password. Risk assessment may be presented as a percentage, accompanied by an explanation of why the value was ascertained. Risk feedback during password creation provides an opportunity to improve computer, document, and file security.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Susann Marie Keohane, Gerald Francis McBrearty, Shawn Patrick Mullen, Jessica Carol Murillo, Johnny Meng-Han Shieh
  • Publication number: 20150120081
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for cognitive state supported automotive travel are provided in the illustrative embodiments. A detection is made that an event in a vehicle is outside of acceptable bounds for that event. A determination is made whether the event being outside of acceptable bounds is a result of a cognitive state of a person operating the vehicle. Responsive to the event being a result of the cognitive state of the person, an indication of the cognitive state of the person being below a threshold level of cognitive abilities is generated. An action corresponding to the cognitive state is performed. The action causes the vehicle to operate with improved safety.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kember Anne-Rivers Forcke, Marc Kevin Johlic, Susann Marie Keohane, Mary Jo Mueller
  • Patent number: 8930290
    Abstract: Some embodiments perform a method for managing a person's daily goals based on the person's recent performance in completing certain of the daily goals. The method can include evaluating, by one or more processors, scheduling information associated with the person; evaluating a first set of activity information indicating the person's capabilities; generating goals and tasks based on the scheduling information and the activity information; presenting, on a display device, a first content identifying a first group of the tasks to complete as part of achieving one of the goals; receiving a second set of activity information indicating the person's capabilities in completing the first group of the tasks; modifying the goals based on the second set of activity information; presenting a second content indicating a second group of tasks to complete as part of achieving one of the modified goals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Brian J Cragun, Susann Marie Keohane
  • Publication number: 20140006322
    Abstract: Some embodiments perform a method for managing a person's daily goals based on the person's recent performance in completing certain of the daily goals. The method can include evaluating, by one or more processors, scheduling information associated with the person; evaluating a first set of activity information indicating the person's capabilities; generating goals and tasks based on the scheduling information and the activity information; presenting, on a display device, a first content identifying a first group of the tasks to complete as part of achieving one of the goals; receiving a second set of activity information indicating the person's capabilities in completing the first group of the tasks; modifying the goals based on the second set of activity information; presenting a second content indicating a second group of tasks to complete as part of achieving one of the modified goals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian J. Cragun, Susann Marie Keohane
  • Patent number: 8607071
    Abstract: Replay attacks in an encrypted file system are prevented by generating a session key and providing the session key to one or more drive managers and an encrypted file system process. When a drive request is received by the encrypted file system process the drive request is encrypted using the generated session key. The encrypted drive request is sent to a drive manager. The drive manager attempts to decrypt the drive request using the session key. If the encrypted drive request is successfully decrypted, then the drive manager performs the requested operation. On the other hand, if the request is not decrypted successfully, then the request is not performed by the drive manager. Drive managers can include both disk device drivers and a logical volume managers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Susann Marie Keohane, Gerald Francis McBrearty, Jessica Carol Murillo, Shawn Patrick Mullen, Johnny Meng-Han Shieh
  • Publication number: 20130251264
    Abstract: A method for analyzing groups of hand-drawn inputs receives from a set of computing devices a corresponding set of hand-drawn inputs. A user in a group of users interacts with a device in the set of devices to provide a hand-drawn input in the set of hand-drawn inputs corresponding to the device. The method analyzes a subset of the set of hand-drawn inputs to determine an accuracy of the hand-drawn inputs in the subset. The method generating a result responsive to the analyzing and presents the result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kember Anne-Rivers Forcke, Susann Marie Keohane, Elizabeth Vera Woodward
  • Patent number: 8468209
    Abstract: A method of rescinding previously transmitted e-mail messages are provided. After a sender composes an e-mail message, the message may be stored on a computing system when it is sent to the recipients. As customary, the e-mail message may contain a list of recipients to whom it is to be sent. A notification message is then generated and sent to the recipients (and to the sender) instead of the actual e-mail message. The notification message allows the recipients to automatically access the stored e-mail message. When and if the sender decides to rescind the message, the user may access the message and modify the list of recipients to exclude any number of recipients as well as to modify the text of the e-mail message. Any recipient whose e-mail address has been excluded will not be allowed to access the e-mail message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Susann Marie Keohane, Gerald Francis McBrearty, Shawn Patrick Mullen, Jessica Murillo, Johnny Meng-Han Shieh