Patents by Inventor Trudy L. Hewitt

Trudy L. Hewitt 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: 20210006368
    Abstract: Mitigating the risk of sensor data loss can include establishing, with a computing node, a first communication channel with a first proximate device and a second communication channel with a second proximate device. The first proximate device can be operatively coupled to a sensor and can generate data in response to signals received from the sensor. The computing node can receive the data generated by the first proximate device. The data can be received from the second proximate device via the second communication channel in response to detecting a failure to receive a complete uncorrupted transmission of the data from the first proximate device via the first communication channel and determining that the second proximate device is capable of receiving and retransmitting the data to the computing node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Jeremy R. Fox, Trudy L. Hewitt, Liam S. Harpur, John Rice
  • Publication number: 20200401878
    Abstract: In an approach to determining the effectiveness of a proposed solution, one or more computer processors monitor real-time communications. The one or more computer processors identify or more topics associated with the monitored real-time communications. The one or more computer processors feed the identified one or more topics and associated real-time communications into a solution efficacy model. The one or more computer processors generate based on one or more calculations by the solution efficacy model, an efficacy rating for the identified real-time communications. The one or more computer processors generate a prioritization of the identified real-time communications based on the generated efficacy rating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Trudy L. Hewitt, Kelley Anders, Jonathan D. Dunne, Lisa Ann Cassidy, Jeremy R. Fox, Pauric Grant
  • Publication number: 20200401885
    Abstract: In an approach to determining the effectiveness of a proposed solution, one or more computer processors monitor real-time communications. The one or more computer processors identify or more topics associated with the monitored real-time communications. The one or more computer processors feed the identified one or more topics and associated real-time communications into a solution efficacy model. The one or more computer processors generate based on one or more calculations by the solution efficacy model, an efficacy rating for the identified real-time communications. The one or more computer processors generate a prioritization of the identified real-time communications based on the generated efficacy rating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Trudy L. Hewitt, Kelley Anders, Jonathan D. Dunne, Lisa Ann Cassidy, Jeremy R. Fox, Pauric Grant
  • Publication number: 20200372713
    Abstract: Provided is a method, computer program product, and virtual reality (VR) system for altering a VR simulation based on the physical capabilities of a user. A processor may receive one or more personal health factors corresponding to a user. The processor may prepare a VR simulation for a rendering. The processor may identify one or more physical characteristics of the user from the personal health factors. The processor may determine if the one or more physical characteristics affect the interaction of the user within the VR simulation. The processor may modify, in response to determining the one or more physical characteristic affect the interaction of the user within the VR simulation, user input options for interacting with the VR simulation. The processor may modify the rendering of the VR simulation in a display of a VR device based on the modified user input options.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Trudy L. Hewitt, Robert Huntington Grant, Jeremy R. Fox, Zachary A. Silverstein
  • Patent number: 10845971
    Abstract: Provided are a computer program product, system, and method for generating display regions in a display screen for multi-directional viewing. A plurality of display regions are determined to render on the display screen view the display regions. A determination is made, for each display region of the display regions, of an orientation at which to render content within the display region with respect to one of a plurality of edges of the display screen. At least two display regions render content at different orientations with respect to different edges. Each display region is rendered to be adjacent to one of the edges of the display screen. At least two of the display regions are adjacent to different edges of the display screen. The content is rendered in each of the display regions to be oriented according to the determined orientation for the display region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Trudy L. Hewitt, Jana H. Jenkins, Jeremy R. Fox, John Rice
  • Publication number: 20200357175
    Abstract: Provided is a method, computer program product, and virtual reality system for applying an individualized risk tolerance threshold to external risks during a virtual reality simulation. A processor may receive event data from one or more devices communicatively coupled to a virtual reality device. The processor may compare the event data to a risk tolerance threshold specifically generated for a first user. In response to the risk tolerance threshold being met, the processor may push a notification to the virtual reality device indicating a potential risk to the first user has been determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Zachary A. Silverstein, Trudy L. Hewitt, Jeremy R. Fox, Robert Huntington Grant
  • Patent number: 10834034
    Abstract: Determining a group of participants for a collaborative messaging session includes receiving a user message containing a request for information, determining one or more keywords associated with the user message, and determining a group for the collaborative messaging session. A queue length for the group is determined, and one or more candidates is determined based on the one or more candidates being associated with the one or more keywords in which a number of the one or more candidates based upon the queue length. An invitation is transmitted to each candidate to join the collaborative messaging session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Trudy L. Hewitt, Jeremy R. Fox, Liam S. Harpur, John Kennedy
  • Patent number: 10832484
    Abstract: Provided is a method, computer program product, and virtual reality system for applying an individualized risk tolerance threshold to external risks during a virtual reality simulation. A processor may receive event data from one or more devices communicatively coupled to a virtual reality device. The processor may compare the event data to a risk tolerance threshold specifically generated for a first user. In response to the risk tolerance threshold being met, the processor may push a notification to the virtual reality device indicating a potential risk to the first user has been determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Zachary A. Silverstein, Trudy L. Hewitt, Jeremy R. Fox, Robert Huntington Grant
  • Patent number: 10834089
    Abstract: Systems and methods for dynamic filtering of content posted to a social network are disclosed. In aspects, a method of the system includes generating, by a computing device, a user profile list for a user of a social network, the user profile list including data regarding the user's preferences with respect to undesirable content; monitoring, by the computing device, a content post on the social network to determine if the content post includes the undesirable content, the content post being displayed to the user through a social network interface; determining, by the computing device, that the content post includes the undesirable content; and effecting a change in the display of the content post in accordance with one or more predetermined display rules based on the determining that the content post includes the undesirable content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kelley L. Anders, Stacy M. Cannon, Trudy L. Hewitt, Meenakshi Nagarajan
  • Patent number: 10803095
    Abstract: An approach is provided in which a system analyzes a first set of data to derive a first distribution output that is based on a first conjugated distribution corresponding to the first set of data and a domain class model. The system utilizes the first distribution output as a baseline input to generate a second conjugated distribution corresponding to a second set of data and the domain class model. Next, the system derives a second distribution output of the second set of data based on the second conjugated distribution. The second distribution output identifies at least one personally identifiable information (PII) data field corresponding to the second set of data that was not identified as a PII data field in the domain class model. In turn, the system tags at least a portion of the second set of data as PII based on the derived second distribution output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert H. Grant, Trudy L. Hewitt, Brian A. O'Crowley, Jonathan Dunne
  • Publication number: 20200320876
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to redirection of autonomous vehicles. Communication is initiated between a master node and an autonomous vehicle. A location of a new lane is then received from the master node, the new lane comprised of a plurality of lane nodes. Communication is then initiated between the plurality of lane nodes and the autonomous vehicle. The autonomous vehicle is then guided through the new lane by the plurality of lane nodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Zachary A. Silverstein, Robert Huntington Grant, Trudy L. Hewitt, Jeremy R. Fox
  • Patent number: 10798091
    Abstract: Multi-step user authentication combines steps of authenticating both objective and subjective credentials. A user selects objective credentials, such as a password, and enters subjective credentials, such as a subjective description of the user's emotional response to a subjective challenge, such as a musical recording or image. The system identifies other content likely to elicit a similar emotional response from the same user. When the user later attempts to log onto a secured system, the user must enter the objective credentials and then describe the user's emotional response to a second subjective challenge that is likely to elicit an emotional response similar to that invoked by the first subjective challenge. If the user enters the correct objective credentials and describes an emotional response consistent with the first subjective description, then the user is given access to the secured system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kelley Anders, Jonathan Dunne, Robert Grant, Trudy L. Hewitt
  • Patent number: 10798446
    Abstract: Methods and systems for use in processing streaming video content to determine portions of interest to a viewer and arrange content display accordingly. In various examples, a streaming video processing system determines a plurality of media content tags associated with streaming video content, including a first tag associated with a stored portion of the streaming video content and a second tag associated with a current portion of the streaming video content. The system calculates a first interest correlation value based on the first tag and a cognitive profile associated with a content requestor, and a second interest correlation value based on the second tag and the cognitive profile. When the first interest correlation value indicates a greater interest level than the second interest correlation value, the system facilitates display of the stored portion of the streaming video content prior to display of the current portion of the streaming video content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Delaney, Robert Grant, Trudy L. Hewitt, Jonathan Dunne
  • Publication number: 20200312118
    Abstract: Data regarding actions of a population of one or more persons may be received from a plurality of sensors. A baseline of behavior of the population may be determined using the data. Additional data regarding actions of an identified person may be received from one or more of the plurality of sensors. It may be determined that an amount of deviation between the actions of the identified person and the baseline of behavior exceeds a threshold deviation using the additional data. A notification for the identified person relating to the deviation may be generated in response to determining that the amount of deviation is above the threshold deviation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Christian Compton, Trudy L. Hewitt, Lisa Seacat DeLuca, Kelley Anders, Jeremy R. Fox
  • Patent number: 10791111
    Abstract: Multi-step user authentication combines steps of authenticating both objective and subjective credentials. A user selects objective credentials, such as a password, and enters subjective credentials, such as a subjective description of the user's emotional response to a subjective challenge, such as a musical recording or image. The system identifies other content likely to elicit a similar emotional response from the same user. When the user later attempts to log onto a secured system, the user must enter the objective credentials and then describe the user's emotional response to a second subjective challenge that is likely to elicit an emotional response similar to that invoked by the first subjective challenge. If the user enters the correct objective credentials and describes an emotional response consistent with the first subjective description, then the user is given access to the secured system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kelley Anders, Jonathan Dunne, Robert Grant, Trudy L. Hewitt
  • Publication number: 20200302014
    Abstract: Chat discourse convolution can include performing a lexicographic analysis of the content of a chat message of a chat discourse and storing a result of the lexicographic analysis in a database. The convolution can further include generating a hash of the content of the chat message and generating a leximarker. The leximarker can encapsulate a reference to the stored lexicographic analysis as well as the hash of the content of the chat message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Jeremy R. Fox, Kelley Anders, Trudy L. Hewitt, Wesley A. Hoffler, Sonya Leech, Jonathan Dunne
  • Publication number: 20200295960
    Abstract: Methods and systems for balanced conformity in chat conversations are disclosed. A method includes: collecting, by a computing device, data from an ongoing group chat; determining, by the computing device, a baseline tone for a plurality of participants in the ongoing group chat using the collected data; determining, by the computing device, a current tone for the plurality of participants in the ongoing group chat using the collected data; determining, by the computing device, a conformity risk score using the baseline tone and the current tone for the plurality of participants in the ongoing group chat; and in response to determining that the conformity risk score exceeds a first predetermined threshold, the computing device automatically inviting an additional participant to join the ongoing group chat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Trudy L. HEWITT, Jeremy R. FOX, John KENNEDY, Liam S. HARPUR
  • Patent number: 10776504
    Abstract: A method and associated system. Before allowing a user to use a secured resource, a first security check may be performed with respect to the user and/or the secured resource to determine whether a first security condition is satisfied. In response to a first security condition being satisfied, allowing the user to use the secured resource. In response to failing to satisfy the at least one first security condition, performing a second security check on the user with a second security condition. In response to passing a second security condition, allowing the user to use the secured resource. The first security condition may include a dynamic evaluation of at least one available data point to calculate a projected security risk of the user using the secured resource and the level of complexity of the second security condition may be set based on the calculated projected security risk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Venkata V. Gadepalli, Trudy L. Hewitt, Ashok K. Iyengar, James M. Moreno
  • Patent number: 10771414
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and computer program product for authenticating a user in messaging platforms for web content are provided. The embodiment may include ingesting a plurality of electronic messages from a user account. The embodiment may also include identifying a user-targeted marketing link within the plurality of electronic messages. The embodiment may further include identifying a messaging ID associated with the user account. The embodiment may also include verifying the messaging ID associated with the user is correct based on the plurality of electronic messages. The embodiment may further include transmitting a modified electronic message to the electronic mailbox associated with the user that includes a personalized token in a uniform resource locator (URL). The embodiment may also include in response to user interaction with the URL, processing the URL to provide access to promotional content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Trudy L. Hewitt, John Rice, Liam S. Harpur, Jeremy R. Fox
  • Patent number: 10762154
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method, a computer program product, and a computer system for proactive comment evaluation. In embodiments, the invention includes detecting a comment being added to a thread and extracting data relevant to the thread. In addition, the invention includes identifying an average sentiment range of the thread based on the extracted data and a model, as well as identifying a sentiment of the comment. Moreover, the invention involves determining whether the identified sentiment is outside the identified average sentiment range and, based on determining that the identified sentiment is outside the average sentiment range, recommending an alternative comment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jeremy R. Fox, Liam S. Harpur, Trudy L. Hewitt, John Rice