Patents by Inventor Todd P. Seager

Todd P. Seager 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: 10912385
    Abstract: A dynamic ergonomic chair with a sensor detects an adjustment to a position of a component of the chair and includes a user interface which updates a first user profile based on the detected adjustment to create a second user profile. The second user profile including a second workstation productivity measurement; the interface compares the first workstation productivity measurement of the first user profile with the second workstation productivity measurement of the second user profile, and/or medical outcomes, to determine an optimal user profile. The chair can dynamically adjust various components (e.g. armrest, recline angle, etc.) to enhance worker productivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: John F. Kelley, Todd P. Seager, Helaine M. Wasser, Douglas S. Brown
  • Patent number: 10901570
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and a system where a processor(s) of a computing device identifies at least two displays coupled to the processor(s) to render visual objects to a user of the computing device, like a cursor, and processor(s) obtains instructions to render the cursor in various locations on the displays via an input device. The processor(s) obtain a display layout for the displays and resolutions of displays and generates an initial virtual desktop that includes physical real estate of the displays where the processor(s) renders visual objects. The processor(s) obtains a request and generates a simulacrum of the displays, in virtual space. The processor(s) displays, on a portion of the virtual desktop, the simulacrum. The processor(s) obtains, via the input device, a selection of a location on the simulacrum and automatically moves the cursor to a location on the virtual desktop that corresponds to the selected location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Bender, John F. Kelley, Todd P. Seager, Blaine H. Dolph
  • Patent number: 10896144
    Abstract: Automated configuring of system settings of a computer for a peripheral device(s) is provided. The configuring process includes determining, by the computer, that a peripheral device has been connected to the computer, and based on the determining, ascertaining profile-related data for use in configuring computer system settings for the peripheral device connected to the computer. The ascertained profile-related data is used to identify, by the computer, a settings profile for the peripheral device from saved settings profiles for one or more peripheral devices. Based on the identified settings profile, the computer system settings for the peripheral device are configured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Bender, Keith R. Walker, Todd P. Seager, Thomas A. Morse
  • Publication number: 20200382520
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and a system where a processor(s) determine that a user of a given computing device has been authenticated to initiate an application session, that the application session is open, and that the application session has a timeout mechanism triggered by inactivity (i.e., the session not receiving a selection within a first predefined period of time). The processor(s) determines that the application session will automatically timeout within a second predefined period of time based on the inactivity. The processor(s) monitors activities of the user during pendency of the application session with the application including physical and computing activities of the user. The processor(s) determines that at least one activity of the activities indicates engagement of the user with the application session. The processor(s) prevent the timeout mechanism from being triggered during a duration of the at least one activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Jennifer M. Hatfield, Michael Bender, Todd P. Seager, Jeremy R. Fox
  • Publication number: 20200356237
    Abstract: Interaction with a chatbot of a computer system is facilitated by receiving, by the chatbot, a request from a user of the chatbot, where the request establishes a user-chatbot interaction. Based at least in part on the request, a plurality of predicted chatbot paths are generated, forming a hierarchy of predicted chatbot content for the user-chatbot interaction. A graphical chatbot interface including, at least in part, the hierarchy of predicted chatbot content for the user-chatbot interaction is provided for display on an electronic device, and a selection by the user of one predicted chatbot path of the graphical chatbot interface is received, via the electronic device, as part of the user-chatbot interaction, where the providing of the graphical chatbot interface facilitates user interaction with the chatbot along the selected predicted chatbot path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: John F. MORAN, Michael BENDER, Todd P. SEAGER, Sarbajit K. RAKSHIT
  • 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: 10719116
    Abstract: A method of controlling the display of an electronic devices that includes measuring a motion of a device; and determining if the motion of the device and the display state of the device at the time of motion match conditions in a database of motions that are correlated to display states that signal a change from the display state at the time of the motion to a called display state. The method may further include adjusting power from a battery to the display to effectuate a change of display state in response to motion of the device matching conditions in the database of motions that signal the change of display state or a user intervention signaling a change in display state. The method further includes updating a database of motions in response to changes in the display state effectuated by user intervention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: John F. Kelley, Michael Bender, Todd P. Seager
  • Publication number: 20200210644
    Abstract: A computer system identifies hand strokes generated while a user produces handwritten text. Based on the hand strokes, characters are identified. Based on the characters, words are identified. The words are checked for spelling, and the user is notified of any misspelled words.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas S. Brugler, John F. Kelley, Todd P. Seager, Douglas Brown
  • Publication number: 20200167056
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and a system where a processor(s) of a computing device identifies at least two displays coupled to the processor(s) to render visual objects to a user of the computing device, like a cursor, and processor(s) obtains instructions to render the cursor in various locations on the displays via an input device. The processor(s) obtain a display layout for the displays and resolutions of displays and generates an initial virtual desktop that includes physical real estate of the displays where the processor(s) renders visual objects. The processor(s) obtains a request and generates a simulacrum of the displays, in virtual space. The processor(s) displays, on a portion of the virtual desktop, the simulacrum. The processor(s) obtains, via the input device, a selection of a location on the simulacrum and automatically moves the cursor to a location on the virtual desktop that corresponds to the selected location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Bender, John F. Kelley, Todd P. Seager, Blaine H. Dolph
  • 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: 10657326
    Abstract: A computer system identifies hand strokes generated while a user produces handwritten text. Based on the hand strokes, characters are identified. Based on the characters, words are identified. The words are checked for spelling, and the user is notified of any misspelled words.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas S. Brugler, John F. Kelley, Todd P. Seager, Douglas Brown
  • Publication number: 20200133459
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and a system where a processor(s) of a computing device identifies at least two displays coupled to the processor(s) to render visual objects to a user of the computing device, like a cursor, and processor(s) obtains instructions to render the cursor in various locations on the displays via an input device. The processor(s) obtain a display layout for the displays and resolutions of displays and generates an initial virtual desktop that includes physical real estate of the displays where the processor(s) renders visual objects. The processor(s) determines boundaries of each display and selects outermost two dimensional boundaries of the initial virtual desktops and updates the initial virtual desktop to an area bounded by a virtual rectangle comprising the outermost boundaries, which includes the displays and physical space not useable by the processor(s) to render visual objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Bender, John F. Kelley, Todd P. Seager, Blaine H. Dolph
  • Patent number: 10621769
    Abstract: A method and system. A base photographic image of a scene is combined with N additional photographic images of the scene to form a composite image including M discrete light sources (N?2; M?N). The scene in the base image is exposed to ambient light. The scene of the base image is exposed, in each of the N additional images, to the ambient light and to at least one discrete light source to which the base image is not exposed. The M discrete light sources in the composite image include the discrete light sources to which the scene is exposed in the N additional images. The composite image includes a region surrounding each discrete light source and has an area that correlates with an intensity of light from the discrete light source surrounded by the region. The intensity of light is the intensity at the discrete light source where the light is emitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John F. Kelley, Douglas E. Lhotka, Kristin S. Moore, Todd P. Seager
  • Patent number: 10623620
    Abstract: In an approach for utilizing photographic metadata for automated photographic setup, a computer receives photographic metadata. The photographic metadata is contained within an image file. The computer transmits configuration information to one or more photographic devices in a photographic setup. The configuration information is based on the photographic metadata. The computer receives a configuration update from the one or more photographic devices in the photographic setup. The computer determines whether the one or more photographic devices in the photographic setup are configured correctly, based on at least comparing the configuration update to the photographic metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael C. Collins, John F. Kelley, Douglas E. Lhotka, 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
  • Publication number: 20200004313
    Abstract: A method of controlling the display of an electronic devices that includes measuring a motion of a device; and determining if the motion of the device and the display state of the device at the time of motion match conditions in a database of motions that are correlated to display states that signal a change from the display state at the time of the motion to a called display state. The method may further include adjusting power from a battery to the display to effectuate a change of display state in response to motion of the device matching conditions in the database of motions that signal the change of display state or a user intervention signaling a change in display state. The method further includes updating a database of motions in response to changes in the display state effectuated by user intervention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: John F. Kelley, Michael Bender, Todd P. Seager
  • Publication number: 20190347230
    Abstract: Automated configuring of system settings of a computer for a peripheral device(s) is provided. The configuring process includes determining, by the computer, that a peripheral device has been connected to the computer, and based on the determining, ascertaining profile-related data for use in configuring computer system settings for the peripheral device connected to the computer. The ascertained profile-related data is used to identify, by the computer, a settings profile for the peripheral device from saved settings profiles for one or more peripheral devices. Based on the identified settings profile, the computer system settings for the peripheral device are configured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Michael BENDER, Keith R. WALKER, Todd P. SEAGER, Thomas A. MORSE
  • Publication number: 20190343283
    Abstract: A dynamic ergonomic chair with a sensor detects an adjustment to a position of a component of the chair and includes a user interface which updates a first user profile based on the detected adjustment to create a second user profile. The second user profile including a second workstation productivity measurement; the interface compares the first workstation productivity measurement of the first user profile with the second workstation productivity measurement of the second user profile, and/or medical outcomes, to determine an optimal user profile. The chair can dynamically adjust various components (e.g. armrest, recline angle, etc.) to enhance worker productivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: John F. Kelley, Todd P. Seager, Helaine M. Wasser, Douglas S. Brown