International Business Machines had 35 patents in social media during Q1 2024. IBM filed patents in Q1 2024 for techniques to improve product demand by generating food profiles and recipes, enhancing socialization between individuals wearing personal protective equipment using augmented reality, generating safety level scores for travel parking spots using AI, personalized pricing and promotions based on user behavior, and creating virtual meeting environments during video conferences. GlobalData’s report on International Business Machines gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

International Business Machines grant share with social media as a theme is 60% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Recent Patents

Application: Product demand using food recipe data (Patent ID: US20240104625A1)

The patent filed by IBM describes a system, method, and computer product for enhancing product demand by generating a food profile based on a user's food inventory, identifying food recipes based on the profile, determining food items in the inventory, identifying absent items for a recipe, and notifying the user of the missing items. The method involves machine learning models, recipe filtering, and predicting desirable quantities of absent items based on recipe ontology and user behavior.

The patent claims detail a computer-implemented method, system, and program product for optimizing food personalization by generating food profiles, identifying recipes, determining food items, predicting quantities of absent items, and communicating with users. The claims also include invoking machine learning models, filtering recipes, generating estimation models, and predicting the number of times a recipe has been cooked to optimize food inventory and enhance user experience. The system and program product further emphasize the importance of past purchase information, social media activity, and past food recipes in generating accurate food profiles for personalized recommendations.

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