Patents Examined by Susanna M. Diaz
  • Patent number: 10832225
    Abstract: A method and system may automatically detect failures and send diagnostic information when scheduling home equipment repairs in a smart home environment. A smart home controller may receive sensor data from each of several pieces of smart home equipment to detect whether any failures have occurred. If the smart home controller detects a failure in one of the pieces of smart home equipment based on the sensor data, the smart home controller may communicate diagnostic information for the piece of smart home equipment experiencing the failure to a repair service provider to schedule a repair. The diagnostic information may include sensor data for the piece of smart home equipment, and data indicative of normal operation for the piece of smart home equipment. The smart home controller may transmit a notification to the repair service provider including step-by-step instructions for performing the repair of the piece of smart home equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Justin Davis, John Hailey, Edward P. Matesevac, III, Mark O'Flaherty
  • Patent number: 10825029
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a web-based software application, in which a server at a publisher compiles a predetermined list of items, such as regulatory, contract, budgeting, and legal issues, and stores them for periodic download to a client. The client would subscribe to the publisher, to receive information on a predetermined set of items. Periodically the server will scan its database and according to the client subscription, will retrieve and forward the predetermined items desired, to the client. The forwarded items will be compiled by the client and presented to the user in an easily viewable and searchable format. The user may choose a particular item to review, and then, if the user determines the item to be a relevant one, the user may transfer the item information to a monitoring software application for future monitoring and/or internal implementation as an issue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Refinitiv US Organization LLC
    Inventors: William R. Oden, Matthew D. Galloway, Monica A. Murray, Daniel Nelson, Joseph Baumgartner
  • Patent number: 10789314
    Abstract: A method for facilitating a viewer-directed motion picture screening event includes: enrolling viewers and at least one motion picture screening facility in a viewer-directed motion picture screening service; sending a request for screening a given motion picture, initiated by at least one of the viewers; receiving, by the at least one viewer, notification regarding a status of the request; when the request has been granted, determining whether the motion picture screening facility is located within a prescribed distance of a subset of viewers who have indicated an intent to screen the given motion picture; dispatching a mobile motion picture screening unit to a given location that is within the prescribed distance of the subset of viewers when the motion picture screening facility is located outside the prescribed distance; and sending information to the subset of viewers indicating at least a date, time and/or location of the motion picture screening event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: CINEMOB, INC.
    Inventor: Jacob Jaeger
  • Patent number: 10740713
    Abstract: A method and system for generating a work breakdown structure (WBS) model data. Design model data is received. The design model data is parsed to extract WBS metadata from the design model data. A WBS template corresponding to the design model data is determined. The WBS model data is generated using the determined WBS template and the extracted WBS metadata. The WBS model data includes data entries. Each data entry is associated with a respective work task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sergio H. Dasilva, Tao Liu, Michael Starkey, Hao Zong Qi, Cun Xiang Zhang, Yan Zheng
  • Patent number: 10719792
    Abstract: A rideshare system including: a memory including executable instructions; a controller to execute the executable instructions; one or more mobile computing devices configured to transmit pickup location data and drop-off location data to the controller; a rideshare vehicle configured to transmit vehicle location data to the controller; and where the executable instructions enable the controller to: receive the pickup location data from the one or more mobile computing devices; receive the drop-off location data from the one or more mobile computing devices; receive vehicle location data from the rideshare vehicle; based on the pickup location data, drop-off location data, and vehicle location data, calculate rideshare service priority variable data for each of the one or more mobile computing devices; transmit, to the rideshare vehicle, the rideshare service priority variable data, pickup location data, and drop-off location data for at least one of the one or more mobile computing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Daniel J. Fagnant, Donal B. McErlean, Paul A. Avery, Jim McCord, Trevor Eckler
  • Patent number: 10699236
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to performance appraisal management, and more particularly to standardization of goals associated with performance appraisal. In one embodiment, a method for standardization of goals includes identifying labeled and unlabeled goals associated with a role. The goals includes template and manually created goals. Each of the template goals is associated with a class label, and includes corresponding goal description and self-comments. First and second classifiers are trained using goal description and self-comments. Candidate negative goals are identified and excluded from the goals to obtain a set of unlabeled goals. The set of unlabeled goals are classified by the first and second classifier, and a confidence score associated with the classification is determined. The unlabeled goals with high confidence score are added to labeled goals to obtain an updated set of labeled goals. The first and second classifiers are iteratively co-trained using the updated set of labeled goals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
    Inventors: Manoj Madhav Apte, Sachin Pawar, Girish Keshav Palshikar, Sriram Baskaran, Amol Madhukar Aaeer, Deepak Pandita
  • Patent number: 10614400
    Abstract: A communication by a particular user within a digital collaboration is determined as related to a particular business entity. A relationship between one or more additional business entities and the particular business entity is identified from one or more business models. The communication is associated with the additional business entities based on the relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: o9 Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Chakradhar Gottemukkala, Umesh Arasu, Koustuv Chatterjee, Raghav Ranganathan
  • Patent number: 10607166
    Abstract: Electronic communications of team members of a team are monitored over time. Individual repeating patterns of interactions between team members and associated repeating subject matter topics of the interactions are identified. The identified individual repeating patterns and the associated repeating subject matter topics of the interactions are aggregated into a set of group interaction patterns of the team. Routine availability of a team member for additional interactions is determined in accordance with the set of group interaction patterns of the team.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hernan A. Cunico, Asima Silva
  • Patent number: 10607168
    Abstract: Electronic communications of team members of a team are monitored over time. Individual repeating patterns of interactions between team members and associated repeating subject matter topics of the interactions are identified. The identified individual repeating patterns and the associated repeating subject matter topics of the interactions are aggregated into a set of group interaction patterns of the team. Routine availability of a team member for additional interactions is determined in accordance with the set of group interaction patterns of the team.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hernan A. Cunico, Asima Silva
  • Patent number: 10600010
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating scheduling options in consideration of space and resource constraints in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. One embodiment of the invention includes a scheduling application that configures the processor to generate a project schedule from a TODO list comprising a plurality of construction operations, where the construction operations comprise at least one specific space requirements within a construction site, resource requirements, and a duration time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Rene Morkos, Martin Fischer, John Clayton Kunz
  • Patent number: 10592839
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to executing one or more campaigns. Initialization identifiers may be provided to campaign agents associated with campaign owners. The campaign agents may be associated with campaigns based on the initialization identifiers. Resource collection requests may be provided to sources based on source information provided by the campaign agents. Metrics may be provided based on monitoring actions of the sources. Outlier characteristics associated with the resource collection requests may be identified based on a comparison of the metrics to other campaigns. The resource collection requests may be modified based on predicted metrics associated with the outlier characteristics. The modified resource collection requests may be provided to the sources associated with the outlier characteristics. Resources provided from the sources may be distributed to the campaign owners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: SNAP! Mobile LLC
    Inventors: Edward Behringer, Cole Morgan, Balin Larson
  • Patent number: 10521807
    Abstract: A method for determining a risk of an emotional response of an audience to at least one publication is described. Additionally, a computing device for determining a risk of an emotional response of an audience to at least one publication is described. Moreover, a computer-readable storage device having processor-executable instructions embodied thereon, for determining a risk of an emotional response of an audience to at least one publication, is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: TSG Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Antonio Sardella
  • Patent number: 10499831
    Abstract: Systems and methods for monitoring medical procedures. Particular embodiments relate to monitoring medical procedures performed in operating room environments through the use of various types of sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignees: University of Houston System, The Methodist Hospital
    Inventors: Marc Garbey, Albert Huang, Brian James Dunkin, Barbara Lee Bass
  • Patent number: 10424036
    Abstract: A system and method for operating a device for use with transport services is described. A record for a transport service is stored in a memory resource of the device. During performance of the transport service, the record is periodically updated with sets of information determined in connection with performance of the transport service at different instances in time, and the sets of information are periodically transmitted to a service system. In response to detecting a loss of network connectivity with the service system during performance of the transport service, the record is continued to be periodically updated but the sets of information are not periodically transmitted to the transport service system. Upon reestablishing network connectivity, one or more sets of information determined in connection with performance of the transport service during the loss of network connectivity is transmitted to the service system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Lars Soendergaard Pedersen, Rene Wenzel Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10410224
    Abstract: Technologies for determining, displaying, and leveraging reasons to buy for categories of items. Aspects (reasons to buy) may be predetermined for categories of items from a corpus of item information. For each item in a category, community-sourced content (e.g., customer reviews) may be identified for (aligned to) each aspect, and relevant comments may be extracted from the content. The comments may be analyzed, for example according to sentiment, to provide scoring and summary statistics for the aspects. Items may be ranked according to the summary statistics. The aspects for an item may be displayed, with extracted comments and/or summary statistics provided for each aspect. Items in a category or across categories may be compared according to the aspects. Aspects may be used in searches for items within categories to filter the items according to one or more of the aspects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Guy Levanon, Waqas Syed Ahmed, Leo Parker Dirac, Aditya Rekha Dharanipragada, Simon Hachey, Amber Kathleen Joehnk, Hannes Scheidler, Kevin Michael Small
  • Patent number: 10332190
    Abstract: A system and method for exchanging information and documents related to the processing of trade transactions is provided. The method comprises associating at least one unique identifier with at least one shipping document; and posting the at least one unique identifier and the least one shipping document on a first communications network. A system for exchanging information and documents related to the processing of trade transactions is also provided. The system comprises means for associating at least one unique identifier with at least one shipping document; and means for posting the at least one unique identifier and the at least one shipping document on a network for viewing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Michael L. Yavorsky, Joseph J. Barbieri, Tom Yiu Fai Mou, Muliyil Shridhar, Kyung (Joanna) Hee Shin
  • Patent number: 10311453
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide a social media analytics platform. An entity may be configured with respect to the platform and a number of social media accounts, and other data such as aliases or search terms associated with the entity. Data is collected at certain intervals from the various online sites, including social media sites, using the various disparate and proprietary interfaces and data models provided by the sites and the configurations for the social media accounts associated with an entity. Using this data obtained from these online sites one or more scores can be calculated or update based on the data, where the score(s) may serve to quantify a facet of the entity's social media exposure and may serve to be domain specific to the entity. The scores for each of the indices for an entity can thus serve to quantify facets of an entity's social media exposure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: MVPindex, Inc.
    Inventors: Victor Vincent Savelli, Shawn Timothy Spieth, Kyle Allen Nelson, Powell McVay Kinney, Eric Jonathan Swayne
  • Patent number: 10275730
    Abstract: A method and computer program product for extending a business process model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eric W. Cope, Lea A. Deleris, Dominik Etzweiler, Jana Koehler, Jochen M. Kuester, Bonnie K. Ray
  • Patent number: 10229394
    Abstract: A method and system may automatically detect failures and send diagnostic information when scheduling home equipment repairs in a smart home environment. A smart home controller may receive sensor data from each of several pieces of home equipment to detect whether any failures have occurred. If the smart home controller detects a failure in one of the pieces of home equipment based on the sensor data, the smart home controller may communicate diagnostic information for the piece of home equipment experiencing the failure to a repair service provider to schedule a repair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Justin Davis, John Hailey, Edward P. Matesevac, III, Mark O'Flaherty
  • Patent number: 10197410
    Abstract: According to one exemplary embodiment, a method for real-time carpool matching is provided. The method may include receiving a plurality of carpool requests having a plurality of carpool route segments. The method may include determining at least one carpool match in real-time based on the plurality of carpool route segments. The method may include assigning each carpool match a viability value. The method may then include assigning a selected carpool match automatically for a user associated with the determined at least one carpool match, based on the assigned viability value associated with each carpool match within the at least one carpool match. The method may further include choosing a driver from a plurality of carpool participants, whereby the plurality of carpool participants is based on the selected carpool match. The method may also include sending the selected carpool match to the plurality of carpool participants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Shang Q. Guo, Canturk Isci, Jonathan Lenchner, Maharaj Mukherjee