Patents by Inventor Victor Povar

Victor Povar 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: 20200302562
    Abstract: Methods, computer program products, and systems are presented. The method computer program products, and systems can include, for instance: obtaining first building event transaction data of a building using a first data source; recording a first blockchain block in a blockchain ledger, the first blockchain block having a timestamp and the first building event transaction data; obtaining second building event transaction data of the building using a second data source; recording a second blockchain block in the blockchain ledger, the second blockchain block having a timestamp, and the second building event transaction data; examining data of the first blockchain block and the second blockchain block; and providing one or more output in dependence on the examining.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Craig M. TRIM, Ahmed NASSAR, Victor POVAR, Sarbaji K. RAKSHIT, Shawn D. HENNESSY
  • Publication number: 20200265322
    Abstract: Methods, computer program products, and systems are presented. The methods include, for instance: obtaining prediction data that are indicative of media use behaviors of a user over a period of time. Prediction on a pattern of media use behaviors of the user including media content, hours spent on the media content, and the period of time is made. Base on the predicted media use pattern corresponding to a current stage in the period of time, a media use control rule for the user on a controlled device is generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Craig M. TRIM, Victor POVAR, Gandhi SIVAKUMAR, Sarbajit K. RAKSHIT
  • Patent number: 10694614
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automatic targeted illumination based on aggregate illumination from multiple light sources are disclosed. In embodiments, a method includes: determining, by a computing device, a localized area of a defined physical location based on received location information; determining, by the computing device, a desired level of brightness for the localized area; calculating, by the computing device, an illumination level at the localized area based on current illumination levels of lighting devices within the defined physical location and locations of the lighting devices within the defined physical location; generating, by the computing device, instructions to effect a change in one or more of the lighting devices, wherein the change in the one or more lighting devices results in the desired level of brightness for the localized area; and sending, by the computing device, the instructions to at least one controller of the one or more lighting devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Craig M. Trim, Victor Povar, Sarbajit K. Rakshit, Ahmed Nassar
  • Publication number: 20200184080
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes: identifying, by a computing device, private portions and non-private portions of content displayed on a user device; generating, by the computing device, instructions to modify the display of the content on the user device to mask the private portions of the content, group the private portions of the content together, and group and the non-private portions of the content together; and outputting, by the computing device, the instructions to cause the user device to modify the display of the content on the user device such that the masked private portions of the content are grouped together and the non-private portions of the content are grouped together, wherein the non-private portions are exposed and visible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Craig M. TRIM, Sarbajit K. RAKSHIT, Victor POVAR, John M. GANCI, JR.
  • Publication number: 20200175516
    Abstract: A method, and associated computer system and computer program product, for video compression that includes generating a risk factor score for a customer, the risk factor score related to a predicted ability of the customer to pay at a vendor, setting a purchase threshold amount for the customer at the vendor based on the generated risk factor score, receiving an indication that the customer intends to conduct at least one transaction at the vendor, determining if the at least one transaction intended to be made by the customer meets a purchase threshold amount, and transmitting a notification to a customer device in response to the determining if the at least one transaction intended to be made by the customer meets the purchase threshold amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Craig M. Trim, Mauro Marzorati, Victor Povar, Adam Lee Griffin
  • Publication number: 20200170086
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automatic targeted illumination based on aggregate illumination from multiple light sources are disclosed. In embodiments, a method includes: determining, by a computing device, a localized area of a defined physical location based on received location information; determining, by the computing device, a desired level of brightness for the localized area; calculating, by the computing device, an illumination level at the localized area based on current illumination levels of lighting devices within the defined physical location and locations of the lighting devices within the defined physical location; generating, by the computing device, instructions to effect a change in one or more of the lighting devices, wherein the change in the one or more lighting devices results in the desired level of brightness for the localized area; and sending, by the computing device, the instructions to at least one controller of the one or more lighting devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Craig M. TRIM, Victor POVAR, Sarbajit K. RAKSHIT, Ahmed NASSAR
  • Publication number: 20200167688
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes establishing, by a computer device, an activity to be performed by a robot; determining, by the computer device, a required knowledge that is required for the robot to perform the activity; comparing, by the computer device, the required knowledge to a current knowledge of the robot to establish an additional learning that is needed for the robot to perform the activity; requesting, by the computer device, the additional learning; directing, by the computer device, retrieval of the additional learning to the robot if the additional learning is available for retrieval; and requesting, by the computer device, that the additional learning be created if the additional learning is not available for retrieval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Craig M. TRIM, Victor POVAR, Sarbajit K. RAKSHIT, Gandhi SIVAKUMAR
  • Publication number: 20200167667
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes: retrieving, by a computer device, biometric data of a person, the biometric data being retrieved from sensors that collect the biometric data from the person; determining, by the computer device, an emotional state of the person based on the biometric data; comparing, by the computer device, question information of a question to the emotional state; and determining, by the computer device, if a particular time is a preferred time to ask the user the question based on the results of the comparing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Sarbajit K. RAKSHIT, Craig M. TRIM, Victor POVAR, Veronica WYATT
  • Publication number: 20200167377
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a temporal sensitive cognitive interface that determines whether a temporal data value of a response to a user query is fixed or variable over time; determine a time lapse from a current time to a time of generation of a variable one of the temporal data values; generate a first presentation of the response to the user that includes a (first) text word modifier that indicates a quality of certainty of the temporal data value in response to determining that the time lapse does not exceed a confidence threshold that is specified for an attribute of the response temporal data value; and generate another, different (second) presentation of the response to the user that includes a different (second) text word modifier that indicates a quality of uncertainty of the temporal data value in response to determining that the time lapse exceeds the confidence threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Craig M. Trim, Gandhi SIVAKUMAR, Rashida Hodge, VICTOR POVAR
  • Publication number: 20200152072
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes: monitoring, by a computing device, information regarding a user's real-world environment; detecting, by the computing device and based on the monitoring, when the user's real-world environment includes patterns that are correlated with a study topic; and providing, by the computing device, information regarding the study topic for display in a user device based on the detecting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Craig M. TRIM, Sarbajit K. RAKSHIT, Victor POVAR, Hernan A. CUNICO
  • Publication number: 20200143223
    Abstract: One or more communication capabilities and a plurality of versions of communication terms of a cognitive interface are identified. A probability of a particular user reaction for each communication term version is determined. A desired outcome of an interaction between a user and the cognitive interface is determined. A first communication term version is selected from the plurality of communication term versions based on the determined probabilities of the communication term versions and the desired outcome. An interaction between the user and the cognitive interface is created using the selected first communication term version. The interaction is sent to a communication device associated with the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Craig M. Trim, Rashida Hodge, Gandhi Sivakumar, Victor Povar
  • Publication number: 20200132883
    Abstract: Embodiments for capturing a micro-weather report by a UAS deployment by one or more processors are described. Micro-weather conditions at a selected location and altitude may be determined utilizing one or more sensor devices associated with the UAS. The collected micro-weather conditions data may be stored in a repository. A micro-weather report may be generated for the selected location and altitude according to the collected micro-weather conditions data stored in the repository.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Victor POVAR, Martin G. KEEN, John HANDY BOSMA, Paul P. GIANGARRA
  • Publication number: 20200134315
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes: accessing, by a computing device, content stored or captured by a user device; determining, by the computing device, context associated with the content; determining, by the computing device, a center of attention of the content based on the context; identifying, by the computing device, relationships between the center of attention and one or more other individuals or objects present in the content; and outputting, by the computing device, information identifying the relationships for displaying the information identifying the relationships on a content viewer application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Craig M. TRIM, Sarbajit K. RAKSHIT, Victor POVAR, Reinaldo T. KATAHIRA
  • Publication number: 20200133439
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention provide devices that identify a conversation in a chat session between a plurality of computing devices, wherein the conversation is defined by text messages that include a question and a plurality of responses to the question, analyze content of the identified conversation to determine a type of the question, select a template according to the type of question, generate a user interface display according to the selected template and the content of the conversation, wherein the selected template is populated with a summary of the plurality of responses, and distribute the generated user interface display to a user interface of each of the plurality of computing devices according to the selected template.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Craig M. Trim, AHMED Nassar, VICTOR POVAR, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 10627896
    Abstract: Embodiments selectively present of virtual reality device content in response to the excitement of monitored persons. Thus, processors are configured to link a user's virtual reality system to a biometric sensor that acquires biometric data from a monitored person, wherein the virtual reality system is presenting immersive sensory content to the user, and the monitored person is viewing alternative content that is different from the immersive sensory content presented to the user. Processors configured according to the present invention determine whether the monitored person is currently in a threshold state of excitement as a function of biometric data acquired by the biometric sensor; and in response to determining that the monitored person is currently in the threshold state of excitement, automatically switch content presented by the virtual reality system to the user to the alternative content viewed by the monitored person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Coporation
    Inventors: Craig M. Trim, Ahmed Nassar, Victor Povar, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Publication number: 20200110461
    Abstract: Embodiments selectively present of virtual reality device content in response to the excitement of monitored persons. Thus, processors are configured to link a user's virtual reality system to a biometric sensor that acquires biometric data from a monitored person, wherein the virtual reality system is presenting immersive sensory content to the user, and the monitored person is viewing alternative content that is different from the immersive sensory content presented to the user. Processors configured according to the present invention determine whether the monitored person is currently in a threshold state of excitement as a function of biometric data acquired by the biometric sensor; and in response to determining that the monitored person is currently in the threshold state of excitement, automatically switch content presented by the virtual reality system to the user to the alternative content viewed by the monitored person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Craig M. Trim, AHMED Nassar, VICTOR POVAR, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Publication number: 20200098357
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, system, and computer program product for generating an audio communication. An urgency for a user is determined by a computer system in response to detecting a trigger event in a verbal communication from the user. A frequency modulator is selected by the computer system from a plurality of frequency modulators based on the urgency determined to form a selected frequency modulator. A frequency of words in an audio communication is modulated by the computer system using the selected frequency modulator to form a modulated audio communication, wherein the modulated audio communication comprises a natural language response generated in response to the trigger event. The modulated audio communication is sent by the computer system to an audio output device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Craig M. Trim, Victor Povar, Gandhi Sivakumar, Rashida Hodge
  • Publication number: 20200082832
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for determining contextual relevance in multi-auditory source scenarios is disclosed, the method including receiving, by a cognitive system, auditory communications regarding a current activity, analyzing, by the cognitive system, each auditory communication to determine an intended action. For each intended action, the cognitive system creates a simulation to identify a resulting outcome of each intended action. The method further includes ranking, by the cognitive system, the resulting outcome, the ranking based on a comparison of each simulated result and the corresponding intended action regarding the current activity, and physically implementing the highest rated resulting outcome(s) for the current activity. The analyzing, in one example, includes assigning a weight to each of the relevant auditory communications based on one or more criterion, and ranking the relevant auditory communications by weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Craig M. TRIM, Victor POVAR, Sarbajit K. RAKSHIT, Tory Mitchell Liesenfelt
  • Publication number: 20190375108
    Abstract: Robotic processor embodiments determine via graphical image analysis physical attributes of an engagement area of a work-piece that a specified tool physically engages to execute a specific action. The processors identify a model set plurality of alternate substitute tools that are each available within a physical environment of the engagement area and have a body portion with physical dimensions that conform to physical dimensions of the work-piece engagement area, and thereby select a substitute tool that has a body portion that best conforms to the physical dimensions of the work-piece engagement area and meets constraints for substitute tool selection for executing the specific action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Michael K. Boudreau, Victor Povar, Sarbajit K. Rakshit, Craig M. Trim
  • Publication number: 20190356719
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, by a computing device, a sequence of inputs regarding navigation from a first web page to a final web page and data entry. The method further includes capturing, by the computing device, the sequence of inputs, web addresses for web pages from the first to the final web page, user information associated, graphical data of the web pages, and graphical data regarding the data entry to produce captured web page data. The method further includes identifying, by the computing device, confidential information associated with the captured web page data. The method further includes generating, by the computing device, a record based on the captured web page data, wherein the record is generated in a manner that protects the confidential information from unauthorized access. The method further includes sending, by the computing device, the record to another computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Victor Povar, Sarbajit K. Rakshit, Craig M. Trim