Patents Assigned to CHEGG, INC.
  • Patent number: 10261953
    Abstract: An online review system determines scores for document authors and document reviewers. An author score is based on a number of comments added to a document by reviewers. One way to compute the author score is to use a ratio of a number of comments provided by reviewers of a document to a number of lines of document contents provided by the author. A reviewer score for a reviewer is based on an amount of comments subsequently made by other reviewers, and on the document content itself, such as a ratio of a number of comments provided in subsequent reviews of a document to a number of lines of original document contents. In some embodiments, the online review system monitors trends in scores of individuals or teams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Chegg, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua John Richardson, Vincent Le Chevalier, Kostiantyn Havriuk, Semenov Vasil Alexandrovich
  • Publication number: 20190065515
    Abstract: An online platform generates a playlist of clips of a lecture accessed by a plurality of users of the online platform. The online platform receives a recording of the lecture, and receives a plurality of events captured during a time period corresponding to the lecture. Each captured event is associated with a time stamp corresponding to a time at which a user performed an activity while listening to the lecture. The online platform clusters the captured events based on the time stamps, and generates one or more clips of the recording of the lecture from the clustered events. The online platform generates a playlist including the clips of the lecture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: Chegg, Inc.
    Inventors: Oliver Raskin, Colin Murphy, Vincent Le Chevalier
  • Publication number: 20190034388
    Abstract: A testing materials production system generates a testing document associated with an electronic foundation document. The testing materials production system automatically generates the testing document by populating regions of a template with testing elements extracted from the electronic document. User customizations of the testing document are received, and the testing document is published to an extended catalog database associated with the electronic document. Regions of the testing document may be delivered in association with the electronic document to designated recipients via browser applications executing on computing devices of the recipients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: Chegg, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Le Chevalier, Charles F. Geiger
  • Patent number: 10140379
    Abstract: An online platform generates a playlist of clips of a lecture accessed by a plurality of users of the online platform. The online platform receives a recording of the lecture, and receives a plurality of events captured during a time period corresponding to the lecture. Each captured event is associated with a time stamp corresponding to a time at which a user performed an activity while listening to the lecture. The online platform clusters the captured events based on the time stamps, and generates one or more clips of the recording of the lecture from the clustered events. The online platform generates a playlist including the clips of the lecture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Chegg, Inc.
    Inventors: Oliver Raskin, Colin Murphy, Vincent Le Chevalier
  • Publication number: 20180322600
    Abstract: An online education platform manages and integrates a number of education services for users of the platform, including job recall services. These job recall services include management and distribution of job recall materials that test whether job applicants have acquired desired knowledge or skills for a particular job opening or class of jobs. The job recall materials are uploaded to the education platform and mapped to one or more learning units. Each learning unit is associated with an educational course and includes a distinct concept in the associated course. Responsive to a user of the education platform completing the learning unit to which a job recall material is mapped, the job recall material is recommended to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: Chegg, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Le Chevalier, Paul Chris Sri, Benjamin James Bercovitz, Anand Madhavan, Charles F. Geiger
  • Patent number: 10108585
    Abstract: A testing materials production system generates a testing document associated with an electronic foundation document. The testing materials production system automatically generates the testing document by populating regions of a template with testing elements extracted from the electronic document. User customizations of the testing document are received, and the testing document is published to an extended catalog database associated with the electronic document. Regions of the testing document may be delivered in association with the electronic document to designated recipients via browser applications executing on computing devices of the recipients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Chegg, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Le Chevalier, Charles F. Geiger
  • Patent number: 10049416
    Abstract: An online education platform manages and integrates a number of education services for users of the platform, including job recall services. These job recall services include management and distribution of job recall materials that test whether job applicants have acquired desired knowledge or skills for a particular job opening or class of jobs. The job recall materials are uploaded to the education platform and mapped to one or more learning units. Each learning unit is associated with an educational course and includes a distinct concept in the associated course. Responsive to a user of the education platform completing the learning unit to which a job recall material is mapped, the job recall material is recommended to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Chegg, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Le Chevalier, Paul Chris Sri, Benjamin James Bercovitz, Anand Madhavan, Charles F. Geiger
  • Patent number: 10049086
    Abstract: A service control system controls access to secured online testing services, such as accredited or standardized tests, examinations in educational courses, tutoring services, and continuing professional development courses or seminars. The secured services may be published by an educational publishing platform and made available to users through online configured browser applications executing on the users' devices. Based on access conditions associated with a secured testing service and the capturing and processing of one or more images, the service control system determines how users are authorized to access the services. When users have been authorized to access a service or a subset of the service, the service may be distributed through the browser applications executing on the users' devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Chegg, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Le Chevalier, Charles F. Geiger
  • Patent number: 9971741
    Abstract: A service control system controls access to secured online testing services, such as accredited or standardized tests, examinations in educational courses, tutoring services, and continuing professional development courses or seminars. The secured services may be published by an educational publishing platform and made available to users through online configured browser applications executing on the users' devices. Based on access conditions associated with a secured testing service and the capturing and processing of one or more images, the service control system determines how users are authorized to access the services. When users have been authorized to access a service or a subset of the service, the service may be distributed through the browser applications executing on the users' devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Chegg, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Le Chevalier, Charles F. Geiger
  • Patent number: 9940606
    Abstract: Employers or recruiters populate an online database with job postings. The concepts that job applicants need to have learned to be successful applicants for a job are stated or inferred from the job posting and optionally resumes of others who have held that job. A student's own learning activities are logged by an online education platform. From a comparison between the student's completed learning units and a job posting's required learning units, a personalized learning unit gap can be identified for a student. The online education platform can then recommend how the student can fill the gap by undertaking the study of learning units on the education platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Chegg, Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Madhavan, Paul Chris Sri, Benjamin James Bercovitz, Vincent Le Chevalier, Charles F. Geiger
  • Patent number: 9870358
    Abstract: An augmented reading system distributes electronic content related to paper documents. A user reading a paper document captures an image of a page of the paper document via a computing device communicatively coupled to the augmented reading system. The augmented reading system receives the image and correlates the image to electronic documents to identify the paper document. The augmented reading system may perform an image-based comparison or a character-based comparison to correlate the image with electronic documents. Additional electronic content related to the identified document is retrieved and delivered to the computing device of the user. Accordingly, the augmented reading system provides a bridge between paper documents and digital content and services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Chegg, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Le Chevalier, Charles F. Geiger
  • Patent number: 9852132
    Abstract: A content management system receives a plurality of topics extracted from documents stored by the system. Pairings between the topics are generated, where a pairing between two topics is generated responsive to the two topics appearing in proximity to one another in one or more of the documents. A complexity of each received topic is also determined. The content management system generates a progression of the topics based on the complexity of the topics and the pairings between the topics. The progression comprises a sequential ordering of paired topics, in which a topic in the ordering has a higher complexity than a preceding topic. Responsive to a user of the content management system accessing content associated with a topic in the progression, a next topic in the progression is recommended to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: CHEGG, INC.
    Inventors: Charmy Chhichhia, Vincent Le Chevalier
  • Patent number: 9679492
    Abstract: An online educational publishing platform generates an effective grade point average for respective users of the platform by aggregating data describing educational activities of the users. The educational activity data includes users' interactions with pages of content distributed by the online educational platform, as well as data retrieved from user profiles of the users and external databases. The educational activity data is filtered into a plurality of categories and scored based on scoring metrics associated with the categories. Using the scored user activity data, the publishing platform generates the effective grade point averages. Each user may have multiple eGPAs whose value depends on how the eGPA was generated. Accordingly, an eGPA provides a quantitative representation of a student's academic engagement, achievements, and experiences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Chegg, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Chris Sri, Vincent Le Chevalier, Benjamin James Bercovitz, Anand Madhavan, Charles F. Geiger
  • Patent number: 9600460
    Abstract: A digital publishing platform enables users to create and organize notes associated with electronic, published documents. Sets of notes, each associated with a document, are uploaded to the publishing platform by notepad applications executing on user devices. Each set of notes has one or more notes, and each note includes a link to a location in the associated document. The publishing platform is configured to aggregate a plurality of sets of notes, combining the notes of the sets into a single set while maintaining their link to an associated document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Chegg, Inc.
    Inventors: Yehuda Gilead, Arieh Glazer, Shahaf Shakuf, Shannyn Timrott, Brent Tworetzky, Ohad Eder-Pressman, Gerard Genesse, Vincent Le Chevalier, Charles Geiger
  • Patent number: 9569557
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a system and a method for providing consistent user experience in eReading applications. The system extracts a set of attributes of browsers and platforms on which an eReading application is running. The system receives a target eReading application performance. The system adjusts behavior of the eReading application to compensate for the difference between the extracted set of attributes and the target eReading application performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Chegg, Inc.
    Inventors: Arieh Glazer, Ohad Eder-Pressman, Vincent Le Chevalier, Charles F. Geiger
  • Patent number: 9569410
    Abstract: An educational digital publication platform coordinates distribution of multilayered content documents to multiple devices of a user. The platform ingests content and transforms it into a form suitable for web-based publication in the form of a multilayered document while preserving page fidelity. EReading browser applications executing on user devices render layers of the multilayered content into a form readable by end users. The publishing platform authenticates or denies requests to access content on each device and manages distribution of the content to the browser applications executing on authenticated devices, thereby effectively connecting multiple devices of the same user. As the end user interacts with the content, activities are logged by the platform and reported to all the user's connected devices in order to synchronize delivery of content and services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Chegg, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Le Chevalier, Charles F. Geiger
  • Patent number: 9542538
    Abstract: An education digital reading platform provides aggregation, management, and distribution of digital education content and services. The platform ingests content from a variety of content sources, transforms the content for web-based publication, and distributes the content to connected end-user devices via a network. The transformed content preserves the original page structure of the content document regardless of the original format of the content file. As the user experiences the content, the user's web browser regularly communicates with the platform for updating reading content and connected services. User-generated content such as notes are uploaded to the platform so that the user's user-generated content can be accessed from any of the user's registered devices. Moreover, the platform enables the user-generated content and other user activities to be optionally shared among friends, classmates, campus, or other groups, as part of an education social platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Chegg, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Le Chevalier, Charles F. Geiger, Brent S. Tworetzky, Ashit Joshi, Dax Eckenberg, Rahul Ravindra Mutalik Desai
  • Patent number: 9542392
    Abstract: An electronic publishing platform maps supplemental content layers associated with one or more paired target documents, such as user-generated content layers associated with the paired target documents, into a source document. The publishing platform correlates content items in the source document to content items in the paired target documents. Based on the correlation, the publishing platform generates indexes mapping the source document content items to the paired target document content items. The publishing platform uses the indexes to map supplemental content layers associated with the paired target document to the source document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Chegg, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Le Chevalier, Pierce Trowbridge Wetter, III, Joshua Richardson, Charles F. Geiger
  • Patent number: 9495559
    Abstract: A method for sharing notes created in a multilayered document among users of a social network within a digital education platform is provided. In one embodiment, the digital education platform allows a user to create notes linked to a particular location in the document using a notepad application. Notes are aggregated and stored in the user's personal library on the digital education platform. When a user requests to share another user's notes and is granted access, the digital education platform retrieves the other user's notes and inserts the shared notes into the requesting user's existing notes associated with the document, based on their individual sharing attributes and metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Chegg, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Le Chevalier, Ohad Eder-Pressman, Roded Konforty, Charles Geiger
  • Patent number: 9489355
    Abstract: An education digital reading platform provides pages of a document requested by a user, the pages including additional content layers associated with the requested content. The additional content layers including related content, user generated content, advertisement content and other services content offered by the digital reading platform. The requested content and additional content layers require processing capability on a web browser application. The amount of data associated with a page of a document may vary dramatically especially considering the additional layers of content associated with the pages. In order to permit the web browser application anticipate the processing needs associated with each page, the digital reading platform provides markers indicating a difference in processing requirements associated between two pages of a document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Chegg, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Le Chevalier, Charles F. Geiger, Pierce Trowbridge Wetter, III, Ashit Joshi, Ohad Eder-Pressman, Brent S. Tworetzky, Dax Eckenberg, Rahul Ravindra Mutalik Desai