Patents Examined by Lynda Jasmin
  • Patent number: 10223651
    Abstract: Changing a business process model involves several aspects: (1) given a set of change operations, dependencies and conflicts are encoded in dependency and conflict matrices; (2) given a change sequence for a process model M, the change sequence is broken up into subsequences such that operations from different subsequences are independent; (3) given a change sequence for a process model V1 and another change sequence for a process model V2, conflicts between operations in the different change sequences are determined; (4) the process structure tree can be used to localize dependency computations, yielding a more efficient approach to determining dependencies; and (5) the process structure tree can be used to localize conflict computations, yielding a more efficient approach to determining conflicts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jochen M. Kuester, Christian Gerth
  • Patent number: 10147072
    Abstract: Improved systems and methods of facilitating placement of candidates between employers and recruiters are provided. In various implementations, such systems and methods provide an integrated interface within the ATS platform for employers and integrated interface within the talent platforms for recruiters. In another implementation, a talent platform exchange is provided that permits disparate talent platforms to communicate and thus more effectively manage the hiring process from within the platform. To this end, interfaces and other components may be provided which facilitate communication between talent platforms and a talent platform exchange. Such communication capability would enable a direct hire marketplace where employers engage recruiters to fill positions through their presently implemented ATSs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Scout Exchange LLC
    Inventors: John H. Chuang, David Daganhardt
  • Patent number: 10127505
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the instant invention includes a computer system, having at least one processor for executing the computer executable program code stored in memory, where the program code includes: code to provide a benefit to subscribers of a subscription entity, where the benefit includes uncovered information about unclaimed asset, available asset, claim, and/or entitlement for subscribers and where the uncovered information is obtained by employing: code to store, in a subscriber database, records containing personal data of subscribers; code to search a repository database based on a portion of subscribers' personal data to uncover for at least one subscriber at least one of: i) unclaimed asset, ii) available asset, iii) claim, and iv) entitlement; code to receive the uncovered information for subscribers; and code to alert subscribers to the uncovered information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Hashim Investments, Inc.
    Inventor: Aaron Hashim
  • Patent number: 10019717
    Abstract: A method of prioritizing and routing electronic requests, may include accessing, at an incident management system, an incident record. The method may also include assigning, by the incident management system, a priority to the incident record. The method may additionally include causing a thread to be generated in an internal social networking application, wherein the thread is based on the incident record. The method may further include linking the incident record in the incident management system to the thread in the internal social networking application. The method may also include generating an interface for an agent portal to display an indication of the thread within a plurality of thread indications according to the priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Sloan, Christopher Patterson
  • Patent number: 9934546
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are disclosed for providing integrated management of a workflow for moving industry quotes. A processor can be configured to execute workflow management software to manage a plurality of moving industry quote workflows. Each moving industry quote workflow may correspond to a move transaction. The moving industry quote workflows may correspond to a plurality of workflow types, and each workflow type may comprise an associated plurality of interrelated tasks for different aspects of managing a moving industry quote workflow. Users can interact with a plurality of graphical user interfaces (GUIs) to perform the interrelated tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: UNIGROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Rahul Arun Deshpande, Casey Patrick Ellis, Paul Holway, Randall Clay Poppell
  • Patent number: 9904955
    Abstract: A system for electronic crime reduction is provided, comprising a computer system, a database, a malware de-compiler, a malware parser, and an inference engine. The database contains information that associates electronic crime attack signature data with at least one of an individual, a group, and a location. The malware de-compiler, when executed on the computer system, translates a first malware executable to an assembly language version. The first malware is associated with an electronic crime that has been committed. The malware parser, when executed on the computer system, analyzes the assembly language version to identify distinctive coding preferences used to develop the first malware. The inference engine, when executed on the computer system, analyzes the distinctive coding preferences identified by the malware parser application in combination with searching the database to identify one of an individual, a group, and a location associated with the electronic crime.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: FireEye, Inc.
    Inventors: John P. Watters, Jonathan M. Couch, Sam F. Stover, Michael J. Weinberger, Frederick Doyle, Gregory MacManus
  • Patent number: 9899063
    Abstract: Methods and systems for content aggregation and distribution are described. Video content may be received from a plurality of sources. The video content may be associated with metadata identifying items included within the video content. A video player may be provided which enables video content to be displayed on a user terminal, and a control may be provided enabling the user to quickly navigate to specific portions of the video content. The video player may be embeddable. Tags associated with a given item of video content may be stored and accessed remotely from the system hosting the item of video content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Scorpcast, LLC
    Inventors: Narbeh Avedissian, Nikhil Sreenath
  • Patent number: 9852400
    Abstract: A quitting-intention estimating system facilitates detecting an entity's intention to quit an organization. During operation, the system obtains recent electronic-communication information associated with the entity under investigation, such as an employee of a corporation, or a volunteer of a non-profit organization. The system can determine the entity's quitting intention by determining a plurality of recent communication features from the electronic-communication information, for example, by using a variety of feature-extracting modules that extract the features from the entity's electronic communications. The system then computes a quitting-intention value for the entity under investigation, using a quitting-intention estimating function that takes the recent communication features as input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Yiye Ruan, Jianqiang Shen, Oliver Brdiczka
  • Patent number: 9839856
    Abstract: There is provided a system for providing interactivity to a guest of an experiential venue, based on sensor measurement of the guest. The system comprises a sensor configured to sense a guest variable of the guest, where the sensor may be a biometric sensor, a facial recognition sensor, a voice stress analysis sensor, a gesture recognition sensor, a motion tracking sensor, or an eye tracking sensor, and may sense heart rate or another guest variable. The system also comprises a control system, which may be implemented as a computer, in communication with the sensor. The control system is configured to determine a guest state from the guest variable, and to modify a venue variable, for example by selecting a path a theme park ride follows. The control system modifies the venue variable according to the guest state to provide increased satisfaction to the guest of the experiential venue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: David Crawford, David Durham, Jon Georges
  • Patent number: 9811805
    Abstract: The present invention is a method and apparatus for the dynamic and customizable display of information pertaining to a work-flow management and document generation system. More particularly the invention utilizes a data driven interface, where at least one table within a database associated with the system is used to generate the customizable interface and dynamic display of information therein. The interface is preferably a browser-based interface where the code for creation of the interface is generated, at least partially, as a function of the information stored within the table. Such a system may be employed, for example, for the display of information relating to the automated processing of a transaction, including a real estate closing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: eSys Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel A. Petito, Michael P. Petito
  • Patent number: 9767525
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media are disclosed for providing career motivation, career inspiration and career guidance to a user through one or more journeys. Metrics concerning attention and fact retention of the user after having been presented with one or more career videos on a user device and after the user having responded to career- and skill-specific situational learning exercises and questioning may be recorded in a student record. A career code, such as a Holland Code, may be determined for the user using the responses provided by the user during a career tendency assessment. Metrics of the user's selection of one or more careers may be recorded in the student record. Mentor interaction may be provided for the selected one or more careers and results of the mentor interaction may be stored in the student record. One or more virtual field trips may be provided to the user and results of the one or more virtual field trips may be stored in the student record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: LIFEJOURNEY USA, LLC
    Inventors: Rick Geritz, Karl Gumtov, Tracy Martin, George Heron, Kevin Summerfield
  • Patent number: 9754296
    Abstract: Methods and systems for content aggregation and distribution are described. Video content may be received from a plurality of sources. The video content may be associated with metadata identifying items included within the video content. A video player may be provided which enables video content to be displayed on a user terminal, and a control may be provided enabling the user to quickly navigate to specific portions of the video content. A viewer of the video content may, in turn, author and provide additional video content. The video player may be embeddable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Scorpcast, LLC
    Inventors: Narbeh Avedissian, Nikhil Sreenath
  • Patent number: 9754242
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, it may be detected that a deployment archive to be deployed to a runtime server includes first and second business process artifacts, wherein the first artifact supports versioning and the second artifact does not support versioning. A version identifier to be associated with the second artifact may then be calculated, and at least one prior version identifier of the second artifact, associated with at least one prior deployment of the deployment archive to the runtime server, may be determined based on information from a version history database. The deployment archive containing the first and second artifacts may then be deployed to the runtime server along with the prior versions of the second artifact associated with the determined prior version identifiers. A new version history may then be stored in the version history database by adding the newly calculated version identifier to the at least one determined prior version identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Boris Klinker, Sören Balko, Matthias Miltz
  • Patent number: 9741057
    Abstract: Methods and systems for content aggregation and distribution are described. Video content may be received from a plurality of sources. The video content may be associated with metadata identifying items included within the video content. A video player may be provided which enables video content to be displayed on a user terminal, and a control may be provided enabling the user to quickly navigate to specific portions of the video content. A viewer of the video content may, in turn, author and provide additional video content. The video player may be embeddable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Scorpcast, LLC
    Inventors: Narbeh Avedissian, Nikhil Sreenath
  • Patent number: 9741002
    Abstract: A method for providing an estimate for a defined building control system comprises displaying on a user interface a plurality of areas in which the defined building control system would be installed. Pluralities of subsystems are associated with the plurality of areas and include at least one typical subsystem that is associated with a defined plurality of building automation components in a database. The method further comprises displaying on the user interface the typical subsystem in association with the plurality of areas. A number of instances of the typical subsystem that are associated with the plurality of areas are also displayed on the user interface. A cost estimate is generated for the defined building control system based at least in part on the number of instances of the typical subsystem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC.
    Inventors: John A. Faragoi, Jr., David A. Egbers
  • Patent number: 9703463
    Abstract: Methods and systems for content aggregation and distribution are described. Video content may be received from a plurality of sources. The video content may be associated with metadata identifying items included within the video content. A video player may be provided which enables video content to be displayed on a user terminal, and a control may be provided enabling the user to quickly navigate to specific portions of the video content. The video player may be embeddable. Tags associated with a given item of video content may be stored and accessed remotely from the system hosting the item of video content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Scorpcast, LLC
    Inventors: Narbeh Avedissian, Nikhil Sreenath
  • Patent number: 9652745
    Abstract: A method for detecting bias in an evaluation process is provided. The method includes operations of receiving evaluation data from a candidate evaluation system. The evaluation data is provided by a set of evaluators based on digital interview data collected from evaluation candidates. The operations of the method further include extracting indicators of characteristics of the evaluation candidates from the digital interview data, classifying the evaluation candidates based on the indicators extracted from the digital interview data, and determining whether the evaluation data indicates a bias of one or more evaluators with respect to a classification of the evaluation candidates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: HIREVUE, INC.
    Inventors: Benjamin Taylor, Loren Larsen
  • Patent number: 9633332
    Abstract: An electronic document is accessed. A structural definition that defines a structural convention according to which information within the electronic document is arranged also is accessed. Based on the accessed structural definition, at least some of the information is extracted from the electronic document. A machine-understandable representation of the extracted information then is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Sven Graupner, Hamid Reza Motahari Nezhad, Sujoy Basu
  • Patent number: 9342279
    Abstract: Traceability management to align IT solution artifacts with business goals in a service oriented architecture environment is provided. A pattern matching framework is provided for generating patterns and transformation enablers for architectural artifacts based on specific business requirements. Patterns that are applicable to a selected set of artifacts or model are provided to an architect, who may then select a particular subset of the patterns to apply to the set of artifacts or model in the SOA solution design to speed up and simplify the design process. Providing applicable or candidate patterns for selection to the architect in the views reduces the possible ambiguity in architectural artifact-pattern matching and selection. These solution patterns may be used as a guide when configuring and linking architectural artifacts and models.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Liang-Jie Zhang, Yi-Min Chee, Teresa Abdel-Hamid, Nianjun Zhou
  • Patent number: 9202185
    Abstract: A model is used to provide a user interface to track flows through at least one application of a computer system. The model relates the structural aspects of the at least one application to a behavioral model such as a business transaction hierarchy. The structural part of the model includes linked Vertex and Edge records. Vertex records for different instances of a component can be aggregated to provide a single vertex or node for display in a user interface. A Vertex record is linked to an Agent record and a Metric Path record. The Edge records identify tail and head components of a call. A set of Edge records can be associated with a Transaction record in the behavioral part of the model. A Transaction record can be associated with a Business Transaction Record, and a Business Transaction record can be associated with a Business Service Record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventors: Vladimir Umansky, Indranil Basak, Abhijit Sawant, Aaron Kenneth Blackwell, Jeffrey R Cobb