Patents by Inventor David L. Kuntz

David L. Kuntz 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: 10216849
    Abstract: Methods, systems and computer program products for providing personalized educational content recommendations are disclosed. A computer-implemented method may include receiving information describing a body of content, receiving data describing an interaction of a user with one or more elements of the body of content, receiving a context that includes one or more criteria associated with the body of content, generating a list of modules from the body of content based on the data describing the interaction of the user with the one or more elements of the body of content in view of the context, and providing the generated list of modules to an interested party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Knewton, Inc.
    Inventors: George B. Davis, John O. Davies, David L. Kuntz
  • Publication number: 20160210349
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and related technologies for generating content relationships based on aggregate user feedback are described. In certain aspects, a plurality of content items can be received, each of the content items being associated with one or more respective metadata items. The plurality of content items and one or more corresponding metadata items can be processed to identify two or more potentially related content items. The two or more potentially related content items can be provided to one or more users. One or more feedback items with respect to the relationship between the two or more potentially related content items can be received from the one or more users. At least one of the two or more potentially related content items can be categorized based on the one or more feedback items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: George B. Davis, John O. Davies, David L. Kuntz
  • Publication number: 20150058336
    Abstract: Methods, systems and computer program products for providing personalized educational content recommendations are disclosed. A computer-implemented method may include receiving information describing a body of content, receiving data describing an interaction of a user with one or more elements of the body of content, receiving a context that includes one or more criteria associated with the body of content, generating a list of modules from the body of content based on the data describing the interaction of the user with the one or more elements of the body of content in view of the context, and providing the generated list of modules to an interested party.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: George B. Davis, John O. Davies, David L. Kuntz
  • Patent number: 8374540
    Abstract: A Consolidated Online Assessment System (COLA System) that creates, manipulates, and distributes an objected-oriented paradigm that represents the scoring and related activities as a unified and integrated family of loosely coupled objects, most notably a “Case” representing a state-machine that replaces the constructed response from the test taker as the unit of work. The Scoring Model and associated Properties that encapsulate the business rules associated with what actions are appropriate or required for a unit of work and the Responses to the unit of work which represent the test-taker-contributed content (e.g., essays or other text-based responses, audio responses, digitized video responses, scanned images, diagrams, lessons plans, etc.) and ties that content to its creator are linked to a Distinct Scorable Unit (DSU) which represents a tree-based mechanism that connects and provides inheritability for the other primary system objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Educational Testing Service
    Inventors: David L. Kuntz, Preston Cody, Georgi Stefanov Ivanov, John E. Perlow
  • Patent number: 7878810
    Abstract: A method for evaluating at least one cognitive and/or non-cognitive ability of a user is disclosed herein The method comprises receiving performance data from at least one associated activity, transmitting said performance data to an analysis engine, receiving, from the analysis engine and based on the new and pre-existing performance, an evaluation and diagnostic feedback, wherein the evaluation and diagnostic feedback are the product of at least one mathematical model, and wherein the evaluation describes the at least one cognitive and/or non-cognitive ability, and transmitting to the user report text, wherein the report is based on both the evaluation and the diagnostic feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Educational Testing Service
    Inventors: David L. Kuntz, Jody S. Underwood, Diana Cano
  • Publication number: 20080176203
    Abstract: A method for evaluating at least one cognitive and/or non-cognitive ability of a user is disclosed herein The method comprises receiving performance data from at least one associated activity, transmitting said performance data to an analysis engine, receiving, from the analysis engine and based on the new and pre-existing performance, an evaluation and diagnostic feedback, wherein the evaluation and diagnostic feedback are the product of at least one mathematical model, and wherein the evaluation describes the at least one cognitive and/or non-cognitive ability, and transmitting to the user report text, wherein the report is based on both the evaluation and the diagnostic feedback.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2008
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Inventors: David L. Kuntz, Jody S. Underwood, Diana Cano
  • Patent number: 7162198
    Abstract: A Consolidated Online Assessment System (COLA System) that creates, manipulates, and distributes an objected-oriented paradigm that represents the scoring and related activities as a unified and integrated family of loosely coupled objects, most notably a “Case” representing a state-machine that replaces the constructed response from the test taker as the unit of work. The Scoring Model and associated Properties that encapsulate the business rules associated with what actions are appropriate or required for a unit of work and the Responses to the unit of work which represent the test-taker-contributed content (e.g., essays or other text-based responses, audio responses, digitized video responses, scanned images, diagrams, lessons plans, etc.) and ties that content to its creator are linked to a Distinct Scorable Unit (DSU) which represents a tree-based mechanism that connects and provides inheritability for the other primary system objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Assignee: Educational Testing Service
    Inventors: David L. Kuntz, Preston Cody, Georgi Stefanov Ivanov, John E. Perlow
  • Patent number: 6816702
    Abstract: A Consolidated Online Assessment System (COLA System) that creates, manipulates, and distributes an objected-oriented paradigm that represents the scoring and related activities as a unified and integrated family of loosely coupled objects, most notably a “Case” representing a state-machine that replaces the constructed response from the test taker as the unit of work. The Scoring Model and associated Properties that encapsulate the business rules associated with what actions are appropriate or required for a unit of work and the Responses to the unit of work which represent the test-taker-contributed content (e.g., essays or other text-based responses, audio responses, digitized video responses, scanned images, diagrams, lessons plans, etc.) and ties that content to its creator are linked to a Distinct Scorable Unit (DSU) which represents a tree-based mechanism that connects and provides inheritability for the other primary system objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Assignee: Educational Testing Service
    Inventors: David L. Kuntz, Preston Cody, Georgi Stefanov Ivanov, John E. Perlow
  • Publication number: 20030175677
    Abstract: A Consolidated Online Assessment System (COLA System) that creates, manipulates, and distributes an objected-oriented paradigm that represents the scoring and related activities as a unified and integrated family of loosely coupled objects, most notably a “Case” representing a state-machine that replaces the constructed response from the test taker as the unit of work. The Scoring Model and associated Properties that encapsulate the business rules associated with what actions are appropriate or required for a unit of work and the Responses to the unit of work which represent the test-taker-contributed content (e.g., essays or other text-based responses, audio responses, digitized video responses, scanned images, diagrams, lessons plans, etc.) and ties that content to its creator are linked to a Distinct Scorable Unit (DSU) which represents a tree-based mechanism that connects and provides inheritability for the other primary system objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2002
    Publication date: September 18, 2003
    Inventors: David L. Kuntz, Preston Cody, Georgi Stefanov Ivanov, John E. Perlow
  • Patent number: 5987302
    Abstract: Systems and methods for on-line essay evaluation offer students the opportunity to prepare practice essays, submit the essays to trained, expert readers, and retrieve an evaluation at the student's convenience. The system provides the capability for a user or test taker to submit essays at any time during the year, independent of the timing of an actual testing event, and to receive prompt, consistent evaluations of the submitted essays. Further, the system provides the capability to prioritize essays and schedule readers so that essays can be evaluated on a rush basis. The essays are evaluated in a manner that provides useful instructional feedback to students about their skills relative to any assessment or test that the student wishes to take.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1999
    Assignee: Educational Testing Service
    Inventors: Gary Driscoll, Lou A. Hatfield, Arlene A. Johnson, Helen D. Kahn, Theodore E. Kessler, David L. Kuntz, Cheryl A. Pocino, Michele Rosenthal, Patricia G. Williams