Patents Assigned to Invention Machine Corporation
  • Patent number: 9031947
    Abstract: A problem analysis system and method, given at least one entity represented in an entity-relation-entity relationship, automatically formulates a query that is automatically submitted via a knowledge search tool to a database of mereological and functional relationships, and responses to this query from the database are automatically provided. The query can be formatted as a natural language query, a Boolean query, a key word query, or a query according to the query syntax of a database management system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Invention Machine Corporation
    Inventor: James Todhunter
  • Patent number: 9009590
    Abstract: A Semantic Processor for the recognition of Cause-Effect relations in natural language documents which includes a Text Preformatter, a Linguistic Analyzer and a Cause-Effect Knowledge Base Generator. The Semantic Processor provides automatic recognition of cause-effect relation both inside single fact and between the facts in arbitrary text documents, where the facts are also automatically extracted from the text in the form of seven-field semantic units. The recognition of Cause-Effect relations is carried out on the basis of linguistic (including semantic) text analysis and a number of recognizing linguistic models built in the form of patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Invention Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James Todhunter, Igor Sovpel, Dzianis Pastanohau, Alexander Vorontsov
  • Patent number: 8799776
    Abstract: A semantic processor and method for automatically recognizing Whole-Part relations in at least one natural language electronic or digital document recognizes one or more expanded Subject-Action-Object (eSAO) sets in text, wherein each eSAO set has one or more eSAO components; matches the one or more eSAO sets against Whole-Part relationship patterns, and generates one or more eSAO Whole-Part relations based on the matching, wherein the eSAO Whole-Part relation comprises a Whole eSAO and an Part eSAO.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Invention Machine Corporation
    Inventors: James Todhunter, Igor Sovpel, Dzianis Pastanohau, Alexander Vorontsov, Alexei Vertel
  • Patent number: 8666730
    Abstract: A question-answering system for searching exact answers in text documents provided in the electronic or digital form to questions formulated by user in the natural language is based on automatic semantic labeling of text documents and user questions. The system performs semantic labeling with the help of markers in terms of basic knowledge types, their components and attributes, in terms of question types from the predefined classifier for target words, and in terms of components of possible answers. A matching procedure makes use of mentioned types of semantic labels to determine exact answers to questions and present them to the user in the form of fragments of sentences or a newly synthesized phrase in the natural language. Users can independently add new types of questions to the system classifier and develop required linguistic patterns for the system linguistic knowledge base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Invention Machine Corporation
    Inventors: James Todhunter, Igor Sovpel, Dzianis Pastanohau
  • Patent number: 8583422
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automatic semantic labeling of natural language documents provided in electronic or digital form include a semantic processor that performs a basic linguistic analysis of text, including recognizing in the text semantic relationships of the type objects and/or classes of objects, facts and cause-effect relationships; matching linguistically analyzed text against target semantic relationship patterns, created by generalization of particular cases of target semantic relationships; and generating semantic relationship labels based on linguistically analyzed text and a result of the matching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Invention Machine Corporation
    Inventors: James Todhunter, Igor Sovpel, Dzianis Pastanohau
  • Patent number: 8311999
    Abstract: Knowledge research and mapping system and method automatically construct a knowledge research map representing the researched topics, their inter-relationships, and related responses retrieved through the processing of, for example, a natural language or Boolean query that is automatically submitted via a knowledge search tool to a database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Invention Machine Corporation
    Inventors: James Todhunter, Yaraslau Bialiauski, Laurie Yael Brykman-Weiser
  • Patent number: 7962326
    Abstract: Answering System enables a user to input a query and responds with answers. Server stores an indexed database of a plurality of S-A-O's (subject-action-object). User generates the query that includes query elements (A-O), (S-A), or (S-X-O), or element (S). The server identifies the database element S, O, or A, or elements (A-O) associated with a respective knowledge base S-A-O that includes the query element(s) in response to the server receiving the query and generates a natural language answer S-A-O that includes the identified and the query elements(s) and transmits the answer to the user apparatus that provides an audio or visual response. The server can conduct WWW searches for documents with S-A-O elements that match query element(s) and adds them to the database, thus treating the WWW as an available knowledge base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Invention Machine Corporation
    Inventors: Valery Tsourikov, Leonid Batchilo, Igor Sovpel, Alexander Korzun
  • Patent number: 7805455
    Abstract: Problem analysis system, given either half of a cause-effect relationship, automatically formulates a natural language or Boolean query that is automatically submitted via a knowledge search tool to a database of cause-effect relationships, and responses to this query from the database are automatically provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Invention Machine Corporation
    Inventor: James Todhunter
  • Publication number: 20100235165
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automatic semantic labeling of natural language documents provided in electronic or digital form include a semantic processor that performs a basic linguistic analysis of text, including recognizing in the text semantic relationships of the type objects and/or classes of objects, facts and cause-effect relationships; matching linguistically analyzed text against target semantic relationship patterns, created by generalization of particular cases of target semantic relationships; and generating semantic relationship labels based on linguistically analyzed text and a result of the matching.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Applicant: INVENTION MACHINE CORPORATION
    Inventors: James Todhunter, Igor Sovpel, Dzianis Pastanohau
  • Publication number: 20100235164
    Abstract: A question-answering system for searching exact answers in text documents provided in the electronic or digital form to questions formulated by user in the natural language is based on automatic semantic labeling of text documents and user questions. The system performs semantic labeling with the help of markers in terms of basic knowledge types, their components and attributes, in terms of question types from the predefined classifier for target words, and in terms of components of possible answers. A matching procedure makes use of mentioned types of semantic labels to determine exact answers to questions and present them to the user in the form of fragments of sentences or a newly synthesized phrase in the natural language. Users can independently add new types of questions to the system classifier and develop required linguistic patterns for the system linguistic knowledge base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Applicant: INVENTION MACHINE CORPORATION
    Inventors: James Todhunter, Igor Sovpel, Dzianis Pastanohau
  • Publication number: 20100235340
    Abstract: Knowledge research and mapping system and method automatically construct a knowledge research map representing the researched topics, their inter-relationships, and related responses retrieved through the processing of, for example, a natural language or Boolean query that is automatically submitted via a knowledge search tool to a database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Applicant: INVENTION MACHINE CORPORATION
    Inventors: James Todhunter, Yaraslau Bialiauski, Laurie Yael Brykman-Weiser
  • Patent number: 7672831
    Abstract: A system and method for cross-language knowledge searching. The system has a Semantic Analyzer, a natural language user request/document search pattern/semantic index Generator, a user request search pattern Translator and a Knowledge Base Searcher. The system also provides automatic semantic analysis and semantic indexing of natural language user requests/documents on knowledge recognition and cross-language relevant to user request knowledge extraction/searching. System functionality is ensured by Linguistic Knowledge Base as well as by a number of unique bilingual dictionaries of concepts/objects and actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Invention Machine Corporation
    Inventors: James Todhunter, Igor Sovpel, Heorhi Zhyhalko
  • Patent number: 7536368
    Abstract: Problem analysis tool automatically reformulates a problem statement into a natural language or Boolean query that is automatically submitted via a knowledge search tool to a database, and responses to this query from the database are automatically provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Assignee: Invention Machine Corporation
    Inventor: James Todhunter
  • Patent number: 7251781
    Abstract: A system and method for summarizing the contents of a natural language document provided in electronic or digital form includes preformatting the document, performing linguistic analysis, weighting each sentence in the document as a function of quantitative importance, and generating one or more document summaries, from a plurality of selectable document summary types, as a function of the sentence weights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2007
    Assignee: Invention Machine Corporation
    Inventors: Leonid Batchilo, Valery Tsourikov, Igor Sovpel
  • Publication number: 20070156393
    Abstract: A semantic processor and method for automatically recognizing Whole-Part relations in at least one natural language electronic or digital document recognizes one or more expanded Subject-Action-Object (eSAO) sets in text, wherein each eSAO set has one or more eSAO components; matches the one or more eSAO sets against Whole-Part relationship patterns, and generates one or more eSAO Whole-Part relations based on the matching, wherein the eSAO Whole-Part relation comprises a Whole eSAO and an Part eSAO.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2007
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Applicant: INVENTION MACHINE CORPORATION
    Inventors: James Todhunter, Igor Sovpel, Dzianis Pastanohau, Alexander Vorontsov, Alexei Vertel
  • Patent number: 7120574
    Abstract: A computer search involves expanding a user query with two synonym dictionaries—actions and object—and then validating the expanded queries by comparison with entries in a Subject-Action-Object Knowledge Database (SAO KB) in a discipline corresponding to the query. The latter is prepared from natural language texts and contains fields with subjects, actions, objects, and “main parts of objects” extracted from the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Assignee: Invention Machine Corporation
    Inventors: Galina Troyanova, Andrei Bondarenko, Yaraslau Bialiauski, Igar Zhygalka
  • Patent number: 6202043
    Abstract: A computer system for analyzing and automatically modifying existing process system models that includes (i) an Initial Data stage that prompts the user to enter qualitative and quantitative objectives in designing or re-designing a Process System, (ii) a Component Model stage that displays an image of the sequence of components produced or added during the process and that allows the user to edit or complete the Component Model display that includes components, which are produced during the process, operations that produce them, and functions, each consisting of an element or tool that causes an action and an element or tool that receives the action, (iii) a Process (Functional) Analysis stage that includes functional and interaction relationships of the functions and operations designating each function as harmful or useful, and ranking each useful function according to the value of its contribution to the respective operation, and performing a value link analysis of each function including the level of the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2001
    Assignee: Invention Machine Corporation
    Inventors: Igor G. Devoino, Oleg E. Koshevoy, Simon S. Litvin, Valery Tsourikov
  • Patent number: 6167370
    Abstract: A computer based software system and method for semantically processing a user entered natural language request to identify and store linguistic subject-action-object (SAO) structures, using such structures as key words/phrases to search local and web-based databases for downloading candidate natural language documents, semantically processing candidate document texts into candidate document SAO structures, and selecting and storing only relevant documents whose SAO structures include a match with a stored request SAO structure. Further features include analyzing relationships among relevant document SAO structures and creating new SAO structures based on such relationships that may yield new knowledge concepts and ideas for display to the user and generating and displaying natural language summaries based on the relevant document SAO structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2000
    Assignee: Invention Machine Corporation
    Inventors: Valery M. Tsourikov, Leonid S. Batchilo, Igor V. Sovpel
  • Patent number: 6056428
    Abstract: A software system includes an engineering analysis system (EAS) for analyzing an engineering object system and for recommending elimination of object system components. The EAS includes a functional model unit responsive to user entry for generating images of a functional model of the object system including its components, elements and products and representations of the interactions between the generated components, elements, and products. The functional model can be represented as a number of component/element boxes and harmful and useful interaction lines therebetween, or the functional model components, elements and products can be represented in matrix form with interactions identified in the intersections of the matrix. The EAS includes an advanced link analysis unit for prompting user entry, storing and displaying of (i) a parameter of at least one of said interactions, (ii) the actual and desired quantitative or qualitative values of said parameter, (iii) a time and space dependency of the parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2000
    Assignee: Invention Machine Corporation
    Inventors: Igor G. Devoino, Oleg E. Koshevoy, Simon S. Litvin, Valery Tsourikov
  • Patent number: 5901068
    Abstract: A digital computer-based concept engineering system (CES) that includes a data base of concept components (Y=f(x)) of which includes input, output and control parameters, text descriptions, and full motion graphics of a device or system that functions as y=f(x) of a device. The CES provides three problem-solving modes, including direct linking automatically to produce full-motion graphical representations of x.sub.2 .fwdarw.f.sub.2 43 x.sub.1 43 f.sub.1 .fwdarw.y and a control-linking mode to produce full-motion graphical representations of concept components that control parameters of y=f(x, a, b, c). The CES forms new and useful combinations of concept components into a unique concept engineering system, which produces new or improved technical results. Full-motion graphics of unique combinations of concept components stimulate the user to generate creative ideas for technical problem-solving and design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1999
    Assignee: Invention Machine Corporation
    Inventors: Leonid S. Batchilo, Valery M. Tsourikov, Vitaly N. Glazunov, Alexandre I. Kirkovski, Alexandre N. Korzoun