Patents by Inventor Thomas S. Mazzeo

Thomas S. Mazzeo 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: 10133873
    Abstract: The present invention addresses the deficiencies of the art in respect to data security control and provides a method, system and computer program product for securing confidential data through transient on-demand data security control. In one embodiment of the invention, a method of securing confidential data can be provided. The method can include decrypting confidential data in a document, determining a subset of the confidential data specified by an author of the document, rendering a view of the confidential data including the subset, and, in response to detecting when an authorized viewer of the document no longer views the document, concealing the subset of the confidential data while maintaining a view of the confidential data not included in the subset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Barry A. Kritt, Thomas S. Mazzeo, Rodney E. Shepard, II
  • Patent number: 9582577
    Abstract: A video is divided into portions and has objects. Each object appears in one or more portions. A graphical diagram is generated and displayed that has graphical elements corresponding to the objects. Each graphical element has a size corresponding to a number and/or size of the portions in which the object to which the graphical element corresponds appears. The graphical elements have locations within the graphical diagram in correspondence with relationships of appearance of the objects within the portions. Selection of a point or area within the graphical diagram is received. Which of the graphical elements include the point or area are determined as one or more selected graphical elements corresponding to one or more selected objects. Which of the portions include all the selected objects are determined and output as one or more selected portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sarbajit K. Rakshit, Thomas S. Mazzeo, Barry A. Kritt
  • Publication number: 20160373413
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes receiving transit information from a first data logger, wherein the first data logger is associated with a first shipment. The method identifies a first user based on an identifier associated with the first shipment. The method queries the first user for credentials for verification. Responsive to determining the received credentials for verification from the first user match the credentials of record, the method sends the received transit information to the first user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Thomas J. Alandt, William J. O. Green, Alvin T. Hansen, Thomas S. Mazzeo
  • Publication number: 20160371649
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes receiving transit information from a first data logger, wherein the first data logger is associated with a first shipment. The method identifies a first user based on an identifier associated with the first shipment. The method queries the first user for credentials for verification. Responsive to determining the received credentials for verification from the first user match the credentials of record, the method sends the received transit information to the first user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Thomas J. Alandt, William J. O. Green, Alvin T. Hansen, Thomas S. Mazzeo
  • Patent number: 9419967
    Abstract: A server computing device for a social networking web site receives from a user, via access of the web site, confidential information regarding the user, including information that the user does not socially share on the web site. The device associates the confidential information with a user identifier that uniquely identifies the user on the web site, and with an export group identifier corresponding to a type of the confidential information. The device associates the export group identifier with a password different from a user password the user employs to access the web site. The device receives, from a third party, a purported user identifier, a purported export group identifier, and a purported password, which the device validates against the user identifier, the export group identifier, and the password. Where validation is successful, the device permits access to the confidential information by the third party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Barry A. Kritt, Douglas A. Law, Shawn K. Sremaniak, Thomas S. Mazzeo
  • Publication number: 20160092812
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to establishing commodity traceability across supplier, manufacturer, and customer processes via end-to-end commodity marking traceability. A manufacturer receives incoming material, such as an industry standard commodity, from a supplier and authenticates a marking affixed to the incoming material. After authenticating the supplier's marking for the incoming material, a second marking is affixed to the incoming material. The commodity is converted at manufacturing into a finished product and associated with finished product data. The supplier's marking and the manufacturer's markings for the incoming material are related, and the relationship is related to the finished product data. The stored and maintained relationships supports integration of the first marking data and the second marking data with product data, and supports end-to-end commodity marking traceability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David T. Bennington, JiXiong Chen, Thomas S. Mazzeo, JunWu Sun
  • Publication number: 20150365642
    Abstract: A method for cloaking an object from an observer is provided in the illustrative embodiments. A hardware device is affixed to the object such that the observer observes a presentation on the device when observing the object. The device is enabled to receive a signal, wherein the signal corresponds to a portion of an ambience obscured by the object from a view of the observer. The signal is processed, at the device and without using a data processing system, to generate a version of the signal. Using the device, the version of the signal is presented to the observer as the presentation, wherein the version of the signal cloaks the object from the ambience in the view of the observer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eric V. Kline, Frank R. Libsch, Thomas S. Mazzeo
  • Patent number: 9210164
    Abstract: A server computing device for a social networking web site receives from a user, via access of the web site, confidential information regarding the user, including information that the user does not socially share on the web site. The device associates the confidential information with a user identifier that uniquely identifies the user on the web site, and with an export group identifier corresponding to a type of the confidential information. The device associates the export group identifier with a password different from a user password the user employs to access the web site. The device receives, from a third party, a purported user identifier, a purported export group identifier, and a purported password, which the device validates against the user identifier, the export group identifier, and the password. Where validation is successful, the device permits access to the confidential information by the third party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Barry A. Kritt, Douglas A. Law, Shawn K. Sremaniak, Thomas S. Mazzeo
  • Patent number: 9210165
    Abstract: A server computing device for a social networking web site receives from a user, via access of the web site, confidential information regarding the user, including information that the user does not socially share on the web site. The device associates the confidential information with a user identifier that uniquely identifies the user on the web site, and with an export group identifier corresponding to a type of the confidential information. The device associates the export group identifier with a password different from a user password the user employs to access the web site. The device receives, from a third party, a purported user identifier, a purported export group identifier, and a purported password, which the device validates against the user identifier, the export group identifier, and the password. Where validation is successful, the device permits access to the confidential information by the third party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Barry A. Kritt, Douglas A. Law, Shawn K. Sremaniak, Thomas S. Mazzeo
  • Publication number: 20150296144
    Abstract: A method, system, and apparatus for cloaking an object from an observer are provided in the illustrative embodiments. A hardware device is affixed to the object such that the observer observes a presentation on the device when observing the object. The device is enabled to receive a signal, wherein the signal corresponds to a portion of an ambience obscured by the object from a view of the observer. The signal is processed, at the device and without using a data processing system, to generate a version of the signal. Using the device, the version of the signal is presented to the observer as the presentation, wherein the version of the signal cloaks the object from the ambience in the view of the observer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eric V. Kline, Frank R. Libsch, Thomas S. Mazzeo
  • Publication number: 20150049630
    Abstract: An apparatuses for selecting is disclosed. A method also performs the functions of the apparatus. The apparatus includes an identification module that identifies one or more wireless networks available for use by an electronic device and a performance module that determines performance characteristics of at least one of the one or more wireless networks. A rating module determines a wireless network rating for at least one wireless network of the one or more wireless networks. The wireless network rating includes a rating obtained while the electronic device was previously connected to a network. A ranking module ranks each of the wireless networks of the one or more wireless networks based on a user profile, the determined performance characteristics, and the wireless network rating for the wireless network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Barry A. Kritt, Thomas S. Mazzeo, Sarbajit K. Rakshit, Eric A. Stegner, Kimberly I. Stegner
  • Publication number: 20150049618
    Abstract: A method for selecting is disclosed. An apparatus also performs the functions of the method. The method includes identifying one or more wireless networks available for use by an electronic device, determining performance characteristics of at least one of the one or more wireless networks, and determining a wireless network rating for at least one wireless network of the one or more wireless networks. The wireless network rating includes a rating obtained while the electronic device was previously connected to a network. The method includes ranking each of the wireless networks of the one or more wireless networks based on a user profile, the determined performance characteristics, and the wireless network rating for the wireless network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Barry A. Kritt, Thomas S. Mazzeo, Sarbajit K. Rakshit, Eric A. Stegner, Kimberly I. Stegner
  • Patent number: 8959169
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a system, method, and program product to provide a user creating an electronic message one or more alerts related to the content and addressees of the electronic message. A computer identifies the one or more addressees of the electronic message. The computer determines one or more alerts associated with each of the identified one or more addressees. The computer displays the alerts in a manner that each step is performed prior to the computer transmitting the electronic message for delivery to one or more addressees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Barry A. Kritt, Thomas S. Mazzeo, Sarbajit K. Rakshit, Shawn K. Sremaniak
  • Publication number: 20150012993
    Abstract: A server computing device for a social networking web site receives from a user, via access of the web site, confidential information regarding the user, including information that the user does not socially share on the web site. The device associates the confidential information with a user identifier that uniquely identifies the user on the web site, and with an export group identifier corresponding to a type of the confidential information. The device associates the export group identifier with a password different from a user password the user employs to access the web site. The device receives, from a third party, a purported user identifier, a purported export group identifier, and a purported password, which the device validates against the user identifier, the export group identifier, and the password. Where validation is successful, the device permits access to the confidential information by the third party.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Barry A. Kritt, Douglas A. Law, Shawn K. Sremaniak, Thomas S. Mazzeo
  • Patent number: 8843962
    Abstract: A viewer who is consulting a television programming guide with additional information that involves a comprehensive set of visual images. Preferably, the set of sequential images are stills or snapshots representative of portions of the television program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machine Corporation
    Inventors: Barry A Kritt, Thomas S Mazzeo, Sarbajit K Rakshit
  • Patent number: 8794537
    Abstract: An additional layer of encoding is provided using conventional one-dimensional (“1-D”) bar code symbology. Dark bars of at least 2 heights are used (where the dark bars may be narrow or wide, and may be separated by a space that is narrow or wide) for 2-dimensional (“2-D”) encoding. Whereas the width of the dark bars is significant in the 1-D encoding, the height of the dark bars is significant for the 2-D encoding. In one approach, dark bars of a shortest height are used for encoding conventional 1-D data, while dark bars of other heights encode additional data in a 2-D portion of a bar code. In another approach, consecutive dark bars are used in combination, according to a mapping which correlates the various combinations of bar heights to respective characters. The 2-D encoding rules may be proprietary, providing a type of data privacy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Erich Guenter, Mark E. Maresh, Thomas S. Mazzeo, Colm Nolan, Juan F. Vargas
  • Patent number: 8768625
    Abstract: Methods provide personalized route generation with computer readable program code, when read by a processor, configured for storing an image viewing pattern in a memory, and determining a first object viewing interest from the image viewing pattern. The image viewing pattern may be based at least in part on an image viewing history. The first object viewing interest may be depicted in at least one image in the image viewing history. The method may further include receiving a request for directions to a destination in a geographic region, identifying a first area in an electronic map of the geographic region and generating a first route to the destination. The first area may include the first object viewing interest. The first route may feature the first area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Barry A. Kritt, Thomas S. Mazzeo, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 8756013
    Abstract: Systems and computer program products provide personalized route generation with computer readable program code, when read by a processor, configured for storing in a memory an image viewing pattern and determining a first object viewing interest from the image viewing pattern. The image viewing pattern may be based at least in part on an image viewing history. The first object viewing interest may be depicted in at least one image in the image viewing history. The code is also configured for receiving a request for directions to a destination in a geographic region, identifying a first area in an electronic map of the geographic region and generating a first route to the destination. The first area may include the first object viewing interest. The first route may feature the first area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Barry A Kritt, Thomas S Mazzeo, Sarbajit K Rakshit
  • Publication number: 20140129653
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a system, method, and program product to provide a user creating an electronic message one or more alerts related to the content and addressees of the electronic message. A computer identifies the one or more addressees of the electronic message. The computer determines one or more alerts associated with each of the identified one or more addressees. The computer displays the alerts in a manner that each step is performed prior to the computer transmitting the electronic message for delivery to one or more addressees.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Barry A. Kritt, Thomas S. Mazzeo, Sarbajit K. Rakshit, Shawn K. Sremaniak
  • Publication number: 20140061320
    Abstract: An additional layer of encoding is provided using conventional one-dimensional (“1-D”) bar code symbology. Dark bars of at least 2 heights are used (where the dark bars may be narrow or wide, and may be separated by a space that is narrow or wide) for 2-dimensional (“2-D”) encoding. Whereas the width of the dark bars is significant in the 1-D encoding, the height of the dark bars is significant for the 2-D encoding. In one approach, dark bars of a shortest height are used for encoding conventional 1-D data, while dark bars of other heights encode additional data in a 2-D portion of a bar code. In another approach, consecutive dark bars are used in combination, according to a mapping which correlates the various combinations of bar heights to respective characters. The 2-D encoding rules may be proprietary, providing a type of data privacy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Erich Guenter, Mark E. Maresh, Thomas S. Mazzeo, Colm Nolan, Juan F. Vargas