Patents by Inventor Dan Reed

Dan Reed 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).

  • Patent number: 11005708
    Abstract: Techniques to perform the dynamic configuration of load-balanced relay operations are described. In one embodiment, an apparatus may comprise a first load balancer component, a second load balancer component, a first relay server component, a second relay server component, and a persistent shared-memory storage component. The apparatus may be operative to perform the dynamic configuration of load-balanced relay operations for a two-tier relay system using persistent shared-memory storage in which a session identifier received from client devices is used to coordinate the activities of the relay server components based on information shared via the persistent shared-memory storage component. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: WHATSAPP INC.
    Inventors: Claudiu Dan Gheorghe, Erik James Reed, Ehren Andrew Kret
  • Patent number: 10936793
    Abstract: An assessment system may present one or more string interaction problems to each of a plurality of students. Students may provide answers to string interaction problems in the form of string edits that, for example, identify deletions, additions, or revisions to a text string of each respective string interaction problem. The assessment system may normalize each string edit by converting each string edit into a student range edit. Each student range edit defines a replacement text string (which could be an empty text string) to be inserted within a range of reference locations relative to an original text string of the string interaction problem (which likewise could be an empty text string). An assessor may associate feedback objects with student range edits that match or, in some embodiments, are within a predetermined distance of an assessor-defined range edit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: SparxTeq, Inc.
    Inventor: Dan Reed Olsen, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20200372481
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein to display and manage royalty distributions for electronic book (eBooks) assembled from multiple instructional units owned by a plurality of owners. In various embodiments, a curation fraction value (CFV) subsystem may calculate a CFV for an assembly owner of the assembled eBook. An owner value profile (OVP) subsystem may generate an OVP data object for the assembled eBook that associates each identified unit owner with a value sum, based on computed value units of the instructional units owned by each respective unit owner. A royalty distribution subsystem may compute a distribution of royalties to the assembly owner and the various unit owners. A share of the royalty for a unit owner may be recursively sub-divided for distribution to nested assembly owners and nested unit owners when one of the instructional units is itself an eBook formed from multiple nested instructional units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventor: Dan Reed Olsen, JR.
  • Publication number: 20200372819
    Abstract: A student instruction system may include a graphic user interface to facilitate student instruction, marker placement to form answers, and automatic grading. In various embodiments, an instructional unit subsystem may display instructional units, challenge problems, and/or markers that can be user-manipulated to form answers to the challenge problems. Teachers or other graders can create grade rules defined for selective application to the student-placed markers. The system and methods facilitate the display and placement of markers on video annotation instructional units and text annotation instructional units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventor: Dan Reed Olsen, JR.
  • Publication number: 20200342783
    Abstract: Identifying material with which students are struggling can guide educators' decisions on which modifications to the instructional experience will be most impactful to the learning experience. Educators make a finite selection of the nearly infinite number of possible combinations of instructional content, delivery approaches, instructional order, test questions, approaches for accountability, rubrics, and the like. Educators and administrators with thousands of students are incapable of processing the quantities of available data unaided. In some embodiments, a system enables users to view quantized metric data from a population of, for example, students. In some embodiments, the system displays a category-filtered presentation table of a single metric data source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventor: Dan Reed Olsen, JR.
  • Publication number: 20200250257
    Abstract: An assessment system may present one or more string interaction problems to each of a plurality of students. Students may provide answers to string interaction problems in the form of string edits that, for example, identify deletions, additions, or revisions to a text string of each respective string interaction problem. The assessment system may normalize each string edit by converting each string edit into a student range edit. Each student range edit defines a replacement text string (which could be an empty text string) to be inserted within a range of reference locations relative to an original text string of the string interaction problem (which likewise could be an empty text string). An assessor may associate feedback objects with student range edits that match or, in some embodiments, are within a predetermined distance of an assessor-defined range edit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventor: Dan Reed Olsen, JR.
  • Patent number: 10650698
    Abstract: Identifying material with which students are struggling can guide educators' decisions on which modifications to the instructional experience will be most impactful to the learning experience. Educators make a finite selection of the near infinite number of possible combinations of instructional content, delivery approaches, instructional order, test questions, approaches for accountability, rubrics, and the like. Educators and administrators with thousands of students are incapable of process the quantities of available data unaided. In some embodiments, a system enables users to view quantized metric data from a population of, for example, students. In some embodiments, the system displays a category-filtered presentation table of a single metric data source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: SparxTeq, Inc.
    Inventor: Dan Reed Olsen
  • Publication number: 20190080628
    Abstract: Identifying material with which students are struggling can guide educators' decisions on which modifications to the instructional experience will be most impactful to the learning experience. Educators make a finite selection of the near infinite number of possible combinations of instructional content, delivery approaches, instructional order, test questions, approaches for accountability, rubrics, and the like. Educators and administrators with thousands of students are incapable of process the quantities of available data unaided. In some embodiments, a system enables users to view quantized metric data from a population of, for example, students. In some embodiments, the system displays a category-filtered presentation table of a single metric data source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventor: Dan Reed Olsen
  • Patent number: 10204343
    Abstract: Unique customer identification and behavior is linked between either concurrent or sequential channels of engagement. Unique identifiers are created, captured, and/or passed between these multiple contact channels, e.g. Web, mobile, IVR, phone, automotive, television, to identify and tag the customer and their context, e.g. history, pass behavior, steps progressed, obstacles and/or issues encountered, etc., uniquely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: [24]7.AI, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew Chang, Dan Reed, Quang Nguyen, A. Kranthi Mitra
  • Publication number: 20190027054
    Abstract: Various systems and methods are described for the selective visual display of geometric shapes based on a rule-based geometric selection inputs. For example, an image may be displayed with multiple overlaid geometric shapes provided by various prior users of system. An operator may create successive geometric shapes that intersect or otherwise provide successive selection bases for selecting successive subsets of the overlaid geometric shapes. Data objects can be successively provided to successive selection of the overlaid geometric shapes. In one specific application of the systems and methods for selective visual display, a system allows for the creation, administration, and evaluation of assessments, such as quizzes and tests. According to various embodiments, assessors create challenge problems that can be answered by assessees forming geometric shapes. Assessors can evaluate and assign feedback objects to multiple overlaid geometric shape answers at once with selective visualization feedback.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventor: Dan Reed Olsen
  • Publication number: 20180144654
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods relating to creating, administering, and evaluating assessments, such as quizzes and tests. According to various embodiments, assessors create challenge problems that can be answered by assessees through the creation and/or manipulation of geometric shapes. Assessors can evaluate and assign feedback objects to geometric shape answers created by the assessees. The geometric shape answer items can be graded via a grading subsystem in batches and/or through a rule-based system to increase the efficiency and consistency of the grading process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventor: Dan Reed Olsen, JR.
  • Patent number: 9685095
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods relating to administration, evaluation, and review of assessments, such as quizzes and tests. According to various embodiments, a first challenge problem of an assessment may be displayed to an assessor, such as an instructor of students. The first challenge problem may include one or more answers provided by an assessee, such as a student. For example, an assessee may have answered the challenge problem by providing one or more digital ink stroke answers, a draggable object answer, and/or an annotation answer. The systems and methods described herein facilitate the automatic and/or semi-automatic evaluation of the assessee answer items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: SparxTeq Inc.
    Inventor: Dan Reed Olsen
  • Publication number: 20140377733
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods relating to administration, evaluation, and review of assessments, such as quizzes and tests. According to various embodiments, a first challenge problem of an assessment may be displayed to an assessor, such as an instructor of students. The first challenge problem may include one or more answers provided by an assessee, such as a student. For example, an assessee may have answered the challenge problem by providing one or more digital ink stroke answers, a draggable object answer, and/or an annotation answer. The systems and methods described herein facilitate the automatic and/or semi-automatic evaluation of the assessee answer items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSTIY
    Inventor: Dan Reed Olsen, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140006293
    Abstract: Unique customer identification and behavior is linked between either concurrent or sequential channels of engagement. Unique identifiers are created, captured, and/or passed between these multiple contact channels, e.g. Web, mobile, IVR, phone, automotive, television, to identify and tag the customer and their context, e.g. history, pass behavior, steps progressed, obstacles and/or issues encountered, etc., uniquely.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: 24/7 CUSTOMER, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew CHANG, Dan REED, Quang NGUYEN, A. Kranthi MITRA
  • Patent number: 8225119
    Abstract: The described implementations relate to energy-aware server management. One implementation involves an adaptive control unit configured to manage energy usage in a server farm by transitioning individual servers between active and inactive states while maintaining response times for the server farm at a predefined level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Navendu Jain, Charles J. Williams, James Larus, Dan Reed
  • Patent number: 8116797
    Abstract: A system and method for wirelessly transferring content to and from a vehicle, in particular, an aircraft. The content includes, for example, data, voice, video and multimedia, that can be wirelessly exchanged over a wireless communication link between an aircraft and a ground station while the aircraft is at or near a parking gate, or between aircraft. In an example, the system employs long distance metropolitan area technology, such as IEEE Standard 802.16 wireless technology, to increase transfer range. The parameter of the wireless communication link can be adjusted based on, for example, the location of the link. The content can further be provided between the vehicle and ground station based on priorities, such as the available link speed, importance of the information, and/or anticipated connection time between the vehicle and ground station. A media creation center can be networked to a plurality of base stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignees: Thales Avionics, Inc., Proximetry, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth A. Brady, Jr., Dan Reed, Bradley Foreman, Wladyslaw Jan Buga, Tracy Raymond Trent
  • Patent number: 8082569
    Abstract: An in-flight entertainment system with hand-out terminals is described. An embodiment of the invention comprises a server having digital content, which is communicatively linked to a communications network, a connector located proximate to each passenger seat of an aircraft, each connector being communicatively linked to the network, and hand-out terminals. Each hand-out terminal is configured to be coupled to one of the connectors to permit a passenger at the seat to which the connector is proximate to access the digital content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Thales Avionics, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth A. Brady, Jr., Dan Reed, Mark Thompson, Bradley Foreman
  • Publication number: 20110028178
    Abstract: A system and method for wirelessly transferring content to and from a vehicle, in particular, an aircraft. The content includes, for example, data, voice, video and multimedia, that can be wirelessly exchanged over a wireless communication link between an aircraft and a ground station while the aircraft is at or near a parking gate, or between aircraft. In an example, the system employs long distance metropolitan area technology, such as IEEE Standard 802.16 wireless technology, to increase transfer range. The parameter of the wireless communication link can be adjusted based on, for example, the location of the link. The content can further be provided between the vehicle and ground station based on priorities, such as the available link speed, importance of the information, and/or anticipated connection time between the vehicle and ground station. A media creation center can be networked to a plurality of base stations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2008
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Applicant: Thales Avionics, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth A. Brady, JR., Dan Reed, Bradley Foreman
  • Publication number: 20100218005
    Abstract: The described implementations relate to energy-aware server management. One implementation involves an adaptive control unit configured to manage energy usage in a server farm by transitioning individual servers between active and inactive states while maintaining response times for the server farm at a predefined level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Navendu Jain, CJ Williams, James Larus, Dan Reed
  • Patent number: 7486960
    Abstract: A system and method for wirelessly transferring content to and from a vehicle, in particular, an aircraft. The content includes, for example, data, voice, video and multimedia, that can be wirelessly exchanged over a wireless communication link between an aircraft and a ground station while the aircraft is at or near a parking gate, or between aircraft. In an example, the system employs long distance metropolitan area technology, such as IEEE Standard 802.16 wireless technology, to increase transfer range. The parameter of the wireless communication link can be adjusted based on, for example, the location of the link. The content can further be provided between the vehicle and ground station based on priorities, such as the available link speed, importance of the information, and/or anticipated connection time between the vehicle and ground station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: Thales Avionics, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth A. Brady, Jr., Dan Reed, Bradley Foreman