Patents Examined by Timothy Padot
  • Patent number: 10949787
    Abstract: Embodiments provide an automated participation evaluator, wherein processors are configured to evaluate participation of meeting attendees with respect to performance criteria including participation criteria and deliverable contribution criteria; populate object fields associated to ones of the performance criteria and attendees with values representing a quality of performance of the associated attendees relative to the associated performance criteria; notify the attendees of the populated object field values in response to determining that time for evaluating participation of the attendees with respect to performance criteria has not elapsed; update the populated object field values via reevaluating participation of the attendees in response to the notifying of the attendees of the populated values; and reward the attendees with reward values selected as a function of the updated, populated values, in response to determining time for evaluating the participation of the attendees with respect to each of the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Peeyush Jaiswal, Priyansh Jaiswal, David Jaramillo, Paul Llamas Virgen, Annita Tomko
  • Patent number: 10937041
    Abstract: Online retailers and advertisers typically attempt to glean information about a potential customer from his or her web browser click history. However, relying on only a potential customer's click history is not an effective means for tailoring and personalizing web content for the user in the moment of customer interaction with the web content. Obtaining information about the user's engagement with web content is critical to successful personalization of web content in real-time. The present invention provides solutions for monitoring, tracking and calculating user engagement with web content that enables successful personalization of web content in the moment of interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Popdust, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Sprague, George Mario Fortuna, Sameet U. Durg, Joseph A. Fortuna, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10921807
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automatically re-energizing a vehicle. A vehicle determines a current energy source level in the vehicle's energy storage system. When the current energy source level is less than a threshold energy source level, a forthcoming location of the vehicle where the vehicle is non-operational is identified. Additionally, a window of time where the vehicle is located at the forthcoming location is identified. A mobile energy delivery (MED) vehicle is dispatched to the forthcoming location within the window of time to re-energize the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Research Institute, Inc.
    Inventor: James J. Kuffner, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10915838
    Abstract: A capacity analysis computing device for determining a restaurant capacity level is provided. The capacity analysis computing device is configured to store historical transaction data for a restaurant for a period of time, and analyze the historical transaction data to identify a maximum restaurant capacity for the restaurant over the period of time. The capacity analysis computing device is also configured to receive, from a user computing, a selected time interval for which a current capacity level is to be determined. The capacity analysis computing device is further configured to identify a similar historical time interval to the selected time interval, and determine a historical capacity level for the restaurant during the similar historical time interval. The capacity analysis computing device is further configured to assign the historical capacity level as the current capacity level for the restaurant, and display the current capacity level on the user computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: David J. Senci, Todd Woodruff, Peng Yang, Ravi Santosh Arvapally, Matt Scott Morice
  • Patent number: 10909486
    Abstract: In some examples, a service provider may cause inventory of one merchant to be supplied to another merchant. The service provider may monitor inventory of merchants to determine that a merchant has extra inventory and that another merchant lacks inventory. The service provider may cause the extra inventory of the merchant to be transported to the other merchant that lacks inventory. The service provider may select a courier and request that the courier delivery the extra inventory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Square, Inc.
    Inventor: Victor Tsou
  • Patent number: 10878370
    Abstract: Techniques to display and analyze reliability data about a large population of objects are disclosed. In some embodiments, reliability data is arranged in an array, comprising a plurality of linear arrays each of which includes reliability data for a corresponding reporting period. The reliability data includes for each of a plurality of subpopulations a corresponding reliability metric for that subpopulation with respect to the reporting period. A statistics-based conditional formatting is applied to at least a subset of cells comprising the array. The statistics-based conditional formatting may be applied by invoking a function or other automated method to apply a first cell formatting to a first set of cells having a first degree of statistical significance relative to a reference population of cells and a second cell formatting to a second set of cells having a second degree of statistical significance relative to the reference population.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Kozel, David Dumas, Tomer Jackman, Michael Hanam, Robert Szymanski
  • Patent number: 10846626
    Abstract: An assignment system for allocating service providers to required services, comprising: a data processing unit; a data store storing a plurality of allocation processing routines each defining a respective algorithm for determining in respect of a service which of a series of potential providers of that service is/are preferred to provide the service; and an allocation mode selector configured to access a data store storing a list of required services and attributes of each required service, to select in dependence on the attributes of one of those services one of the allocation processing routines and to cause that allocation processing routine to be executed in respect of that one of the services by means of the data processing unit so determine which of a series of potential providers of the service is/are preferred to provide that service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: British Telecommunications PLC
    Inventor: Habin Lee
  • Patent number: 10839338
    Abstract: A predictive engine on a computer environment comprising a shared pool of configurable computing resources is executed to perform a predictive analysis on data pipelined into the computer environment, the data received from a plurality of sources and in a plurality of different formats, the predictive engine generating a network level cost information based on the predictive analysis on a dynamic and continuous basis. Asynchronous communication comprising the network level cost information from the predictive engine is received and a set of candidate nodes for order fulfillment is generated based on the network level cost information and a defined distance between the set of candidate nodes and a target destination. An optimization engine on the computer environment is invoked that filters the set of candidate nodes. A number of fulfillment nodes that meet one or more of a constraint and preconfigured rule is output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sanjay E. Cheeran, Ajay A. Deshpande, Saurabh Gupta, Arun Hampapur, Steve Igrejas, Ali Koc, Pradyumnha G. Kowlani, Yingjie Li, Ding Ding Lin, Xuan Liu, Christopher S. Milite, Brian L. Quanz, Vadiraja S. Ramamurthy, Sachin Sethiya, Chek Keong Tan, Dahai Xing, Michael Yesudas, Xiaobo Zheng
  • Patent number: 10839350
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method and system for predicting the behavior of an audience based on the biologically based responses of the audience to a presentation that provides a sensory stimulating experience and determining a measure of the level and pattern of engagement of that audience to the presentation. In particular, the invention is directed to a method and system for predicting whether an audience is likely to view a presentation in its entirety. In addition, the present invention may be used to determine the point at which an audience is likely to change their attention to an alternative sensory stimulating experience including fast forwarding through recorded content, changing the channel or leaving the room when viewing live content, or otherwise redirecting their engagement from the sensory stimulating experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Carl D. Marci, Brian Levine, Ravi Kanth V Kothuri, Caleb J. Siefert
  • Patent number: 10839406
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system for performing A/B testing for search engine optimization (SEO). During operation, the system divides a set of web pages into a control group, an inbound treatment group, an outbound treatment group, and a full treatment group. Next, the system generates a first set of links from the outbound treatment group to the inbound treatment group and a second set of links within the full treatment group. The system then applies an A/B test to pairs of groups selected from the control group, the inbound treatment group, the outbound treatment group, and the full treatment group. Finally, the system outputs a result of the A/B test for use in assessing an effect of the first and second sets of links on search engine results associated with the set of web pages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Quan Wang, Huan V. Hoang, Shen Huang, Yongzheng Zhang, Chi-Yi Kuan
  • Patent number: 10832353
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for determining intermittent renewable energy penetration limits in a grid are provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignees: International Business Machines Corporation, Universiti Brunei Darussalam
    Inventors: Jagabondhu Hazra, Manikandan Padmanaban, Ashish Verma, Mohammad Iskandar Pg Hj Petra, Sathyajith Mathew
  • Patent number: 10832181
    Abstract: A method for managing key performance indicators (KPIs) in an enterprise business having a plurality of business units can be provided. The method can include receiving a target for a general KPI and at least one constraint for a general attribute, wherein the general KPI is an aggregation of KPIs and wherein the general attribute is an aggregation of attributes. The method can further include reading a formula for each of the business units, wherein a formula defines how changes in a KPI are correlated with changes in the unit's attribute. The method can further include calculating for each business unit a separate target for the KPI of the business unit such that: a) the general attribute remains within the at least one constraint and b) the target for the general KPI is attained and sending to each business unit a separate target that was calculated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kiet Q. Nguyen, Annapureddy S. Reddy, Shubha S. Tangirala
  • Patent number: 10832205
    Abstract: A method and system determining node order fulfillment performance considering cancelation costs. The method includes receiving a current order for fulfillment node assignment and calculating a cancelation ratio of a node of a plurality of nodes by dividing orders canceled due to back order from the node by orders scheduled from the node collected from a pre-assigned time period. The method also includes determining a cancelation cost of the node based on the cancelation ratio of said node. The method then includes automatically generating a node order assignment based on the determined cancelation cost for fulfillment of a current order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ajay A. Deshpande, Saurabh Gupta, Arun Hampapur, Ali Koc, Yingjie Li, Xuan Liu, Christopher S. Milite, Brian L. Quanz, Chek Keong Tan, Dahai Xing
  • Patent number: 10832200
    Abstract: A computer sends a first request for weather information to a weather service. The computer receives a first weather information. The computer identifies one or more weather conditions contained within the first weather information. Based on the one or more weather conditions, the computer determines a disaster recovery action is appropriate. The computer implements the disaster recovery action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Veena Ganti, Rui Yang, Lakshmi Yadlapati, Uma Mandava
  • Patent number: 10825120
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention address the above problems and others, while providing for a number of advantages. Some embodiments provide for end to end tracking that is able to provide ubiquitous sensor information and coverage by pairing the sensor data collection (either via BLE, barcodes, or QR codes paired with a mobile app or smart device) with the assets to collect data from farm to fork (i.e., end to end). This is in contrast to traditional solutions that may only be able to track certain data for a single leg or trip in the supply chain. Some embodiments allow more devices to be paired with products within a truckload or warehouse, since the devices are already embedded with the asset. Thus, customers may evaluate environmental differences that affect product quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: BXB DIGITAL PTY LIMITED
    Inventors: Ryan Daigle, Rajashree Valame
  • Patent number: 10817882
    Abstract: A customer service managing method includes identifying a clerk to perform customer service from among a plurality of clerks based on a customer service request and clerk terminal information indicating states of a plurality of clerks, the states being related to customer service, when receiving the customer service request from a second terminal device; transmitting identifying information identifying the customer service request to a first terminal device corresponding to the identified clerk and the second terminal device; updating the clerk terminal information so as to indicate that the identified clerk is performing customer service when receiving reception start information from the first terminal device; updating the clerk terminal information so as to indicate that the state of the identified clerk is in an available state when receiving reception stop information from the first terminal device; and transmitting an end message to stop the beacon to the second terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Kazumasa Ushiki, Naoki Nishiguchi, Akira Fujii, Tatsuro Matsumoto, Riichiro Take
  • Patent number: 10803102
    Abstract: Techniques for comparing customer records to identify linked customer records are provided. The techniques may include a computer system identifying a pair of customer records and comparing the customer records to determine if the customer records are linked records. The computer system may analyze a first set of data values from first corresponding data fields from the pair of records to determine a first distance between the first set of data values, analyze a second set of data values from second corresponding data fields from the pair of records to determine a second distance between the second set of data values, and combine the first distance and the second distance into a combined distance value which is representative of a distance between the pair of customer records by using a combination function which provides a maximum value cap for the first distance and a weight for the first distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Benjamin Ray, Nathaniel Philip Troutman
  • Patent number: 10796320
    Abstract: A method and system for determining a status of a visitor to a physical location and associated with a handheld device using a computer device coupled to a database are provided. The method includes receiving, by the processor, a hello message from a radio associated with one or more handheld devices, capturing a unique identifier of the handheld device from the received hello message, determining visitor geographic information based on the captured unique identifier and a determined signal strength of the hello message, and outputting the visitor information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Debashis Ghosh, Randy Shuken, Mary Elizabeth Lesbirel
  • Patent number: 10796253
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to a system, method, or computer program product for appropriate resource allocation via generated communication channel within and for the utilization of a shared use service. The system may be associated with or affixed to a shared use service object, generating a communication field within or directly around the shared use service object. The system may recognize when an individual is utilizing the shared use service via signal recognition of a mobile device transmission being received by the system associated with the shared use service. The system may identify an end destination of the user using the shared use service and calculate a resource requirement based on the same. The resource requirement may be presented to the user via the mobile device through the generated communication linkage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Manu Jacob Kurian
  • Patent number: 10783483
    Abstract: A method and system for evaluating node fulfillment capacity in node order assignment. The method includes receiving by a network average capacity utilization cost module an electronic record of a current order. The method includes retrieving data of a plurality of nodes, calculating an actual capacity utilization on an expected date, and determining a probability of backlog on the expected date. The method includes generating a network average capacity utilization cost model, automatically converting a regular labor cost or a overtime labor cost into a capacity utilization cost, and transmitting the capacity utilization cost of each node to an order fulfillment engine. The method includes receiving by the engine the current order, the processing cost data, and the capacity utilization cost. The method includes automatically calculating a fulfillment cost and identifying a node with the lowest fulfillment cost for assignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ajay A. Deshpande, Saurabh Gupta, Arun Hampapur, Alan J. King, Ali Koc, Yingjie Li, Xuan Liu, Christopher S. Milite, Brian L. Quanz, Chek Keong Tan, Dahai Xing, Xiaobo Zheng