Patents by Inventor Vittorio Castelli

Vittorio Castelli 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: 11146597
    Abstract: Embodiments for intelligent media data filtering in an Internet of Things (IoT) computing environment by a processor. User preferences for the media data may be determined according to a plurality of identified contextual factors. At least a portion of the media data may be filtered according to one or more user classifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shikhar Kwatra, Sushain Pandit, Komminist Weldemariam, Vittorio Castelli
  • Publication number: 20210295172
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to an artificial intelligence (AI) computer platform to incorporate synthetic data and ground truth data, and to promote diversity and accuracy in generating the synthetic data. Synthetic questions are generated by a question generator in response to semantically related ground truth passage and answer data. Each generated question is presented to an answer generator together with the semantically related ground truth passage. Each synthetic question is evaluated with respect to its diversity from previous synthetic questions generated for the same ground truth passage and answer data. Each synthetic question is also evaluated with respect to the accuracy of the answer generated by the answer generator. A reward function that captures both accuracy and diversity of each synthetic question is leveraged to selectively modify the question generator, with the selective modification(s) directed at increasing textual diversity and maintaining accuracy of the generated synthetic questions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: MD Arafat Sultan, Vittorio Castelli, Shubham Chandel, Ramon Astudillo
  • Publication number: 20210182258
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method according to one embodiment includes converting an input question into a vector form using trained word embeddings; constructing a type similarity matrix using a predetermined ontology; and determining a score for all possible types for the input question, based on the input question in vector form and the type similarity matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Sarthak Dash, Gaetano Rossiello, Alfio Massimiliano Gliozzo, Robert G. Farrell, Bassem Makni, Avirup Sil, Vittorio Castelli, Radu Florian
  • Patent number: 11010722
    Abstract: A personalized scheduling and networking method, system, and non-transitory computer readable medium include creating a user persona profile based on user information, extracting scheduling and networking information based on event information, matching a user with events during a conference based on the extracted scheduling and networking information and the user persona profile, and creating a schedule and a route for maximizing a number of the events and networking opportunities based on matches of the matching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vittorio Castelli, Georgiana Dinu, Radu Florian, Gourab Kundu, Taesun Moon, Avirup Sil
  • Patent number: 10943588
    Abstract: Embodiments for managing a voice response system by one or more processors are described. At least one communication from an individual is received. A reference to a previous response executed by a voice response system is identified within the at least one received communication. A response to the at least one received communication is determined based on the previous response executed by the voice response system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vittorio Castelli, Shikhar Kwatra, John Wilson, Sarbajit Rakshit
  • Patent number: 10937067
    Abstract: A method and system is provided for item inquiry and information presentation via standard communication paths. More particularly, the method and system detects an item associated with an avatar of a virtual universe (VU) user in a VU and determine information associated with the item. Additionally, the method and system are operable to display the information in the VU in a high-resolution component of the VU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vittorio Castelli, Rick A. Hamilton, II, Brian M. O'Connell, Clifford A. Pickover, Keith R. Walker
  • Patent number: 10916129
    Abstract: A roadway condition predictive model that can recommend ameliorative roadway action(s) is disclosed. A roadway controller computer acquires sensor and location information, which describe physical driving surface conditions on the roadway, from a plurality of vehicles that travel on the roadway. The roadway controller computer also acquires environmental and traffic conditions for the roadway. The roadway controller computer creates a predictive model that describes a deterioration rate and future physical condition of the roadway, based on the acquired sensor, location information, environmental and traffic conditions for the roadway. The roadway controller computer then implements an action to ameliorate deterioration of the roadway that is predicted by the predictive model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Vittorio Castelli, Martin Franz, Gourab Kundu, Taesun Moon, Avirup Sil
  • Patent number: 10901696
    Abstract: A computer-implemented computer documentation validation method, the method comprising: manipulating a user interface of an operating system by taking control of a user input device to execute a command of a computer software documentation on behalf of the user; and outputting an error code when a failure is a result of the executed command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vittorio Castelli, Radu Florian, Taesun Moon, Avirup Sil
  • Patent number: 10831800
    Abstract: A query expansion method, system, and computer program product, include establishing a context of a query to execute the query within a search index by labeling phrases of interest of the query, expanding of the phrases of interest based on a language model and a topic model, and identifying and incorporating an available historical query into the context according to a historical phrase of interest and an expansion of one or more historical phrases of interest, and retrieving and displaying one or more search results based on the query and the context of the query as a first visual mark indicating a linkage between one or more terms of the query and the one or more search results and a second visual mark indicating an alignment between the available historical query and a match to the terms of the query and the search result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vittorio Castelli, Radu Florian, Taesun Moon, Avirup Sil
  • Patent number: 10772295
    Abstract: An unmanned aerial vehicle for determining geolocation foraging zones for animals, the unmanned aerial vehicle comprising a processor-based monitoring device to monitor a plurality of geolocations, an identification device to identify an animal and to track a position of the animal in relation to the plurality of geolocations, a risk analysis device to evaluate a level of risk associated with each of the plurality of geolocations, and a mapping device coupled to the monitoring device to select a geolocation foraging zone when the level of risk associated with the geolocation foraging zone is below a predetermined threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Vittorio Castelli, Ashish Kundu, Clifford A. Pickover
  • Patent number: 10746783
    Abstract: A method and system to monitor electrical devices. A failed first component electric demand profile based on a set of observed measured electric power consumption datasets associated with a failure of a first component of an electrical device is received. At least one characteristic specification of electric power consumption for the electrical device is determined. The electrical device includes a number of components. An operational measurement corresponding to a corresponding characteristic specification within the at least one characteristic specification for the electrical device over a time duration is received. The operational measurement is compared to the corresponding characteristic specification for the electrical device, the comparing including determining an operational condition indicating an upcoming failure of the first component. Based on the comparing, an operational condition from within a plurality of operating conditions of the electrical device is identified and indicated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Vittorio Castelli, Martin Franz
  • Patent number: 10719090
    Abstract: A method, system, and/or computer program product mitigate vibration caused by sympathetic resonance in a structure that is physically proximate to a machine. One or more processors, based on readings from a resonance sensor, detect vibration caused by sympathetic resonance in a structure that is physically proximate to the machine. One or more processors then direct a machine component controller to adjust the machine component in order to mitigate the vibration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Vittorio Castelli, Martin Franz
  • Patent number: 10720161
    Abstract: Embodiments for rendering content, such as a teleconference, by one or more processors are described. A personalized presentation rendering profile for at least one individual is received. Portions of the content are selected based on the personalized presentation rendering profile. A rendering of the content is caused to be generated. The rendering of the content includes rendering the selected portions of the content in a manner different than other portions of the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vittorio Castelli, Shikhar Kwatra, Paul Krystek
  • Publication number: 20200219617
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to dynamically creating a questionnaire for a patient to fill out while waiting to be seen by a healthcare provider. In various embodiments, an initial differential diagnosis may be determined from the dynamic questionnaire. A set of known medical queries and medical information from a set of known medical documents are grouped into categories. A bipartite graph is generated between the categories of medical information and categories of medical queries. A first query is selected and a user is prompted for input of medical data. A first set of candidate diagnoses is determined based on the user input. The remaining queries are classified to determine a ranking. One or more additional queries are selected from the ranked remaining queries, prompting a user for input of additional medical data. A second set of candidate diagnoses is selected based on the additional medical data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Maria Eleftheriou, Vittorio Castelli
  • Publication number: 20200219497
    Abstract: Embodiments for managing a voice response system by one or more processors are described. At least one communication from an individual is received. A reference to a previous response executed by a voice response system is identified within the at least one received communication. A response to the at least one received communication is determined based on the previous response executed by the voice response system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vittorio CASTELLI, Shikhar KWATRA, John WILSON, Sarbajit RAKSHIT
  • Patent number: 10698964
    Abstract: A method for automatically extracting and organizing information by a processing device from a plurality of data sources is provided. A natural language processing information extraction pipeline that includes an automatic detection of entities is applied to the data sources. Information about detected entities is identified by analyzing products of the natural language processing pipeline. Identified information is grouped into equivalence classes containing equivalent information. At least one displayable representation of the equivalence classes is created. An order in which the at least one displayable representation is displayed is computed. A combined representation of the equivalence classes that respects the order in which the displayable representation is displayed is produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vittorio Castelli, Radu Florian, Xiaoqiang Luo, Hema Raghavan
  • Patent number: 10691736
    Abstract: An analytics engine operates on data associated with users and opportunities. A broker system provides the opportunity data to the analytics engine, but the analytics engine does not provide user data to the broker system. The analytics engine notifies users of results of analytics operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Vittorio Castelli, Georgiana Dinu, Radu Florian, Gourab Kundu, Taesun Moon, Avirup Sil
  • Patent number: 10656602
    Abstract: A power tool accident prevention system receiving images from a static camera of a setup of a power tool, the system comprising: a processor; and a memory, the memory storing instructions to cause the processor to: analyze the images to identify inherent dangers in the setup of the power tool; identify at least one potential cause of an accident based on the identified inherent dangers; and activate an emergency safety measure of the power tool to avoid the at least one potential cause of the accident.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vittorio Castelli, Radu Florian, Gourab Kundu, Taesun Moon, Avirup Sil
  • Publication number: 20200153873
    Abstract: Embodiments for intelligent media data filtering in an Internet of Things (IoT) computing environment by a processor. User preferences for the media data may be determined according to a plurality of identified contextual factors. At least a portion of the media data may be filtered according to one or more user classifications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shikhar KWATRA, Sushain PANDIT, Komminist WELDEMARIAM, Vittorio CASTELLI
  • Publication number: 20200125636
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to a system, program product, and method for use with an intelligent computer platform and cognitive processing and associated distribution. The embodiments support a mechanism for dynamically sharing critical and non-critical information responsive to a classification model, such that only relevant information or part of the information is shared. As the classification model is subject to modification, the dynamic sharing mechanism is dynamically updated to reflect such modification. Similarly, as an associated document or file is subject to modification, dynamic processing of the document or file takes place responsive to the classification model. The dynamic classification and document processing employ NLP and ML models to support the associated functionality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Vittorio Castelli, Shikhar Kwatra, Florian Pinel, Sushain Pandit