Patents by Inventor Alex M. Kass

Alex M. Kass has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20190087733
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for a predictive analytics system that provides a mechanism to change the design or implementations of a product manufactured in a supply chain are disclosed. In one aspect, a method includes the actions of receiving training data that includes private information for a node in a supply chain network and information regarding previous decisions related to product change requests for a product manufactured through the supply chain network; training, using the training data, a predictive model configured to render decisions for requests to change a part used in manufacturing the product; receiving a request to change a given part; applying the predictive model to the request to change the given part; determining a decision approving or denying the request; and transmitting the decision to the requesting node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Dooley, Grace T. Cheng, Alex M. Kass
  • Publication number: 20190054873
    Abstract: Techniques are described for component configuration based on sensor data. Sensor data is collected by sensors in, or proximal to, a system under diagnosis (e.g., a vehicle), the sensor data describing the use of component(s) of the system by individual(s). The sensor data is analyzed (e.g., in real time) to determine an updated configuration for component(s) (e.g., an adjustment to the seat back, lumbar support of a car seat, etc.). The updated configuration may be communicated to the individual as a recommended configuration. In some implementations, the updated configuration may be communicated directly to the component which, on receiving and processing the configuration update, sends signals to various actuators to move the subcomponents of the component into the updated configuration. In some implementations, the sensor data is used to train, through machine learning, a model that provides configuration update(s) for component(s) based on the input sensor data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: Edy S. Liongosari, Alex M. Kass, Niclas Almquist
  • Publication number: 20190057166
    Abstract: Techniques are described for component design based on sensor data. Sensor data is collected by sensors in, or proximal to, a system under diagnosis (e.g., a vehicle), the sensor data describing use of one or more components of the system by one or more individuals. The sensor data from various instances of the component may be aggregated and analyzed to determine update(s) to the design of the component. For example, the aggregate sensor data may be analyzed to identify portions of the component frequently associated with movements by users (e.g., fidgeting, adjustments). The identified portion(s) can be presented graphically in a design view used to specify design modification(s) for the component. In some implementations, the aggregate sensor data is provided as input to a model that is trained, using machine learning, to output design modification(s) for the component based on the input aggregate sensor data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: Edy S. Liongosari, Alex M. Kass, Niclas Almquist
  • Patent number: 10150002
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for promoting healthy behavior. The methods, systems, and apparatus include an action of receiving device capability information for multiple devices. The device capability information from each device describes capabilities of the device. Additional actions include receiving an indication of a health goal of a user and receiving health information of the user sensed by a first device of the multiple devices. Further actions include generating a health related instruction for a second device of the multiple devices based on the health information of the user sensed by the first device of the multiple devices, the health goal of the user, and the device capability information of the second device. An additional action includes providing the health related instruction to the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Alex M. Kass, Dadong Wan
  • Publication number: 20170308836
    Abstract: Techniques are described for presenting a hierarchical arrangement of node evaluation results to facilitate the review of a decision. Machine learning (ML) and/or artificial intelligence (AI) techniques are employed to automatically determine an individual result for each of multiple decision nodes that are hierarchically arranged to contribute to an overall result of a decision. A user interface may present the decision nodes and individual results, in their hierarchical arrangement, to enable a reviewer to provide feedback regarding one or more of the individual results and/or the overall result. The reviewer feedback may be employed to further refine the model used to determine the individual results for the decision nodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventor: Alex M. Kass
  • Publication number: 20170225034
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for promoting healthy behavior. The methods, systems, and apparatus include an action of receiving device capability information for multiple devices. The device capability information from each device describes capabilities of the device. Additional actions include receiving an indication of a health goal of a user and receiving health information of the user sensed by a first device of the multiple devices. Further actions include generating a health related instruction for a second device of the multiple devices based on the health information of the user sensed by the first device of the multiple devices, the health goal of the user, and the device capability information of the second device. An additional action includes providing the health related instruction to the second device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Alex M. Kass, Dadong Wan
  • Patent number: 8442578
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for generating feedback. In one aspect, a method includes receiving sensor data from a plurality of sensors, wherein at least one of the plurality of sensors is associated with a mobile device of a user; aggregating the received sensor data to generate aggregated sensor data; processing the aggregated sensor data to determine an aggregated metric; comparing the aggregated metric to a target associated with the user to determine a measure of performance; and generating feedback based on the determined measure of performance. Further, the mobile device can comprise a mobile personal services device that includes one or more of an audio sensor, a video sensor, an environmental sensor, a biometric sensor, a location sensor, an activity detector, and a health monitor. The feedback can be displayed on the mobile personal services device. The feedback also can be displayed in near real-time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Accenture Global Services Limited
    Inventors: Alex M. Kass, Lucian P. Hughes, Owen E. Richter, Dana Le, Daniel R. Farina
  • Publication number: 20110095916
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for generating feedback. In one aspect, a method includes receiving sensor data from a plurality of sensors, wherein at least one of the plurality of sensors is associated with a mobile device of a user; aggregating the received sensor data to generate aggregated sensor data; processing the aggregated sensor data to determine an aggregated metric; comparing the aggregated metric to a target associated with the user to determine a measure of performance; and generating feedback based on the determined measure of performance. Further, the mobile device can comprise a mobile personal services device that includes one or more of an audio sensor, a video sensor, an environmental sensor, a biometric sensor, a location sensor, an activity detector, and a health monitor. The feedback can be displayed on the mobile personal services device. The feedback also can be displayed in near real-time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Applicant: ACCENTURE GLOBAL SERVICES LIMITED
    Inventors: Alex M. Kass, Lucian P. Hughes, Owen E. Richter, Dana Le, Daniel Farina
  • Patent number: 7894849
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for generating feedback. In one aspect, a method includes receiving sensor data from a plurality of sensors, wherein at least one of the plurality of sensors is associated with a mobile device of a user; aggregating the received sensor data to generate aggregated sensor data; processing the aggregated sensor data to determine an aggregated metric; comparing the aggregated metric to a target associated with the user to determine a measure of performance; and generating feedback based on the determined measure of performance. Further, the mobile device can comprise a mobile personal services device that includes one or more of an audio sensor, a video sensor, an environmental sensor, a biometric sensor, a location sensor, an activity detector, and a health monitor. The feedback can be displayed on the mobile personal services device. The feedback also can be displayed in near real-time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Accenture Global Services Limited
    Inventors: Alex M. Kass, Lucian P. Hughes, Owen E. Richter, Dana Le, Daniel Farina