Computer Logic, Operation, Or Programming Instruction Patents (Class 434/118)
  • Patent number: 11000218
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides generally for providing behavioral insights across individuals and groups and presenting this information in a clear, actionable, and reliable way. The method and system may efficiently and effectively assess individuals and groups using a variety of factors, such as with psychometric assessments. Accordingly, the present disclosure relates to systems and methods for providing dynamic behavioral insights for individuals and groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventors: Raghavendra Misra, Rohan Misra
  • Patent number: 10997869
    Abstract: A method and a system for providing a typing practice to users are disclosed. The method includes displaying a portion of a story on a User Interface (UI) in an electronic device. The portion of the story comprises a plurality of displayed words, where each displayed word comprises one or more displayed characters. The method includes enabling a user to provide typing input, where the typing input comprises one or more input characters for each displayed word of the plurality of displayed words in a sequential manner. The method includes checking whether input character matches to corresponding displayed character of the portion of the story. The method further includes provisioning an animated graphics in the UI upon detection of match between the input character and corresponding displayed character and precluding the provisioning of the animated graphics in the UI upon detection of mismatch between input character and corresponding displayed character.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: EdClub, Inc.
    Inventor: Armin Kiany
  • Patent number: 10984674
    Abstract: A learning sub-system models search patterns of multiple experts in analyzing an image using a recurrent neural network (RNN) architecture, creates a knowledge base that models expert knowledge. A teaching sub-system teaches the search pattern captured by the RNN model and presents to a learning user the information for analyzing an image. The teaching sub-system determines the teaching image sequence based on a difficulty level identified using image features, audio cues, expert confidence and time taken by experts. An evaluation sub-system measures the learning user's performance in terms of search strategy that is evaluated against the RNN model and provides feedback on overall sequence followed by the learning user and time spent by the learning user on each region in the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rahil Garnavi, Dwarikanath Mahapatra, Pallab K. Roy, Ruwan B. Tennakoon
  • Patent number: 10942645
    Abstract: In an example method, a user interface is presented by a device on a touch sensitive surface of the device. The user interface includes a first portion for displaying a sequence of code and a second portion for displaying suggested bracketed functions. The device receives a first touch gesture dragging a suggested bracketed function from the second portion to the first portion of the user interface. Responsive to receiving the first touch gesture, the suggested bracketed function is inserted into the sequence of code. The bracketed function encloses at least a portion of the sequence of code. The device receives a second touch gesture dragging an end bracket associated with the inserted bracketed function. Responsive to receiving the second touch gesture, the sequence of code is modified such that the bracketed function encloses an additional portion of the sequence of code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Behzad Aghaei, Christopher A. Lattner, Donald M. Firlik, Kenneth S. Orr, Matthew M. Patenaude, Maxwell O. Drukman, Michael S. Ferris, Samuel C. Page, Sonny Falk, Timothy V. Isted, William A. Dudney, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10944868
    Abstract: A contact center interface is provided by co-operation between a search engine and a contact center. A search query entered by a user into the search engine is passed to the contact center and the contact center determines from the search terms an appropriate skillset to deal with that user query, returning to the search engine a link enabling the user to initiate a direct communications session to a live agent or queue having that skillset expertise, thereby bypassing interactive voice response sessions which are normally required to ascertain the nature of a query. By providing multiple search options to the user, the user is empowered to select the best skillset, and the accuracy of future searches can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Paul D'Arcy, Seamus Hayes
  • Patent number: 10929594
    Abstract: A testing materials production system generates a testing document associated with an electronic foundation document. The testing materials production system automatically generates the testing document by populating regions of a template with testing elements extracted from the electronic document. User customizations of the testing document are received, and the testing document is published to an extended catalog database associated with the electronic document. Regions of the testing document may be delivered in association with the electronic document to designated recipients via browser applications executing on computing devices of the recipients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Chegg, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Le Chevalier, Charles F. Geiger
  • Patent number: 10931282
    Abstract: A personal laboratory includes a self-contained, miniaturized, portable kit that provides for design, testing, and automated assembling, dissembling, and reassembling of a physical system (rather than a simulation) with flexibility as to the variety of configurations of components that may be designed and assembled, and easy integration of complex components. The personal laboratory includes a reconfigurable system, the reconfigurable system includes a plurality of functional components, and a plurality of connectors configured for operatively connect respective functional components to other functional components; a stimulus generator configured to apply a stimulus to the reconfigurable system; and a measurement system configured to measure a response to the applied stimulus generated by the reconfigurable system. In the context of electronic circuits, the reconfigurable system is a reconfigurable circuit, the functional components are circuit elements and the connectors are electrical connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: David Zubia, Sergio F. Almeida Loya
  • Patent number: 10931558
    Abstract: A system and method for dynamically generating scripts. The system includes at least a server device and a client device. The server device receives, from the client device, a request for generating a test script. The server device identifies parameter fields corresponding to the request. The client device provides a user interface based on the request, the user interface including the parameter fields corresponding to the request. The server device receives, a set of parameter inputs for the parameter fields and a selection of a testing tool. The server device retrieves, a test script template corresponding to the testing tool, and generates a test script based on the test script template retrieved by the server device and the set of parameter inputs received from the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventors: Rakesh Nallavalli, Ashim Gomes, Priyadharshini Madhanagopal Vasanthi, Kirk Vannest, Furqan Rehman
  • Patent number: 10916154
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, a computer program product, and an incremental learning system are provided for language learning and speech enhancement. The method includes transforming acoustic utterances uttered by an individual into textual representations thereof, by a voice-to-language processor configured to perform speech recognition. The method further includes accelerating speech development in the individual, by an incremental learning system that includes the voice-to-language processor and that processes the acoustic utterances using natural language processing and analytics to determine and incrementally provide new material to the individual for learning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventors: Mahmoud Amin, Zhenxing Bi, Lawrence A. Clevenger, Leigh Anne H. Clevenger, Christopher J. Penny, Krishna R. Tunga, Loma Vaishnav
  • Patent number: 10917432
    Abstract: The present disclose describes systems and methods for creating a simulated phishing campaign for a user based on at least a history of the user with respect to simulated phishing campaigns. A database may be configured to store simulated phishing campaign history of a user, the simulated phishing campaign history comprising information on events associated with the user during one or more previous simulated phishing campaigns, A campaign controller may identify the simulated phishing campaign history of the user from the database, determine based at least on the simulated phishing campaign history of the user, a model from a plurality of models for creating a simulated phishing campaign directed to the user; and create, responsive to the determination, the simulated phishing campaign using the model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: KnowBe4, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Sites
  • Patent number: 10909869
    Abstract: A method and system for the creation, collection, analysis and publication of educational programs, products, practices, policies, and materials, collectively education tools, suitable for describing real-time education content-learner engagement-performance pathways every learner or segments of learners take during an education process. In particular, the method and system create and select direct lessons custom tailored to the interests, needs, and profiles of a target audience with the goal of maximizing learner engagement and performance outcomes. Additionally, the direct lessons clearly explain why the content is valuable, useful today and tomorrow, and relevant to a wide range of people, yet tailored to a target learning audience of having certain characteristics. A relevancy score is created based on a level of performance and application of the information in the direct lessons to provide publishers, educators, or the like with a method and system to track the effectiveness of the education tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventors: Edward J. Gotgart, Christopher C. Moore
  • Patent number: 10909326
    Abstract: One or more implementations of the present specification provide a social content risk identification method. Social content data to be identified is obtained. Features of the social content data are extracted, including a plurality of features of at least one of social behavior records or social message records in the social content data. The features are expanded by generating dimension-extended features using a tree structured machine learning model. The social content data is classified as risky social content data by processing the dimension-extended features using a deep machine learning model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chuan Wang
  • Patent number: 10909880
    Abstract: A learning system and a method adapted to personalize language learning to individual users. An output device generates and presents learning related data to a user associated with a user ID. An input mechanism receives, in response to the learning related data, response data from the user indicating the users response to the learning related data. A processor associates the learning related data to the response data to couple the response from the user to the learning related data. A database including a storage space associated to the user ID is used for storing the learning related and the associated response data and generates an individualized language knowledge database for the user. The processor is adapted to issue a true (tl) or false (fl) learning related data indicators indicating whether the response data matches the learning related data presented to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: COOORI EHF
    Inventor: Arnar Thor Jensson
  • Patent number: 10894210
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a system for automated generation and/or execution of an interactive content object having content related to a video game application. In some implementations, the interactive content object may comprise interactive digital content that may be distributed to and/or executed on one or more computer system gaming platforms and/or other interactive media devices. Interactive content objects may be configured such that they may be included in the video game application and/or executed by the video game application. Interactive content objects may also be configured as standalone products. Interactive content objects may be configured such that they may be remotely patched and/or updated without updating the video game application. In some implementations, the interactive content object may comprise one or more of an instruction manual, a strategy guidebook, a cheat book, a mini-game, episodic content, and/or other applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventor: Gregory S. Off
  • Patent number: 10880238
    Abstract: The embodiment is a chat-based method to display to the end user a greeting or a custom message based on qualifiers saved in the database. The system allows triggering interaction between a web page visitor and the embodiment user being a webpage or application owner. Real-time processing and conditions set up in the HTTP Server and Customer State server allows associating particular visitors with conditions which may be either inclusive or exclusive based on one or more logical qualifiers. It allows the user of the embodiment to set up a velocity with which agents may be able to respond as an outcome of potential greeting what shall address the issues of queues delaying customer service process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: LiveChat Software S.A.
    Inventor: Marcin Dojwa
  • Patent number: 10872700
    Abstract: A method is disclosed, which may include generating, in a natural language processing (NLP) system, a plurality of entity data objects. The method may include generating, in the NLP system, a plurality of activity data objects. The method may include generating, on at least one server, an evaluation data object. The evaluation data object may include a problem data object, an observation data object, or an action data object. The method may include configuring each problem data object, observation data object, or action data object of the evaluation data object with a scoring rubric. Other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: HealthStream, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Frist, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10861116
    Abstract: Some embodiments include systems and methods that facilitate COPPA compliance, and associated FERPA compliance, for schools. The systems and methods allow schools to quickly implement, deploy, and integrate a COPPA compliance platform that facilitates administrative operations over the Internet, thereby enabling schools to be compliant with the latest COPPA and associated FERPA rules. Some embodiments of the COPPA compliance platform use a child's grade level and/or birth certificate information from the Student Information System (SIS) for age verification and make direct personal contact with parents/guardians to verify the parents'/guardians' identity via government issued ID, thereby minimizing the probability of age and identity falsification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventors: James Onstad, Katie Sue Onstad
  • Patent number: 10846899
    Abstract: Systems and methods for augmented reality (AR) safe visualization for use with a near to eye (NTE) display system worn by a user are provided. The system includes: a processor programmed with an AR program and a task database storing task data; and, a camera mounted to the NTE display system and providing video input. The processor receives the video input and coordinates video image processing of the video input to identify therein a user's hand and an object. The processor receives an intended task from the user and retrieves associated task data based thereon. The processor processes the task data with the intended task to render a visualized item, such as a job card. The processor determines when the visualized item is in front of the hand while the user is performing the task and removes the visualized item responsive thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Ondrej Pokorny, Michal Kosik, Marketa Szydlowska
  • Patent number: 10846112
    Abstract: A system/method is provided for guiding a user in utilizing functions of a computer-based device. The computer-based method includes operating a software application that interfaces with one or more applications on one or more remote computing devices. The computed-based method includes rendering a first screen having a plurality of display elements that are linked to a plurality of activities including a first activity and a second activity. The computer-based method includes receiving a selection of a display element of the plurality of display elements that is linked to the first activity. The computer-based method includes obtaining first activity information that includes first ancillary information. The computer-based method includes generating an inference of an interest or preference of a user based on the first ancillary information and outputting or performing a suggestion or recommendation to the user based on the inference of the interest or preference of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: SYMMPL, INC.
    Inventors: Jay Smith, III, Anson Sims
  • Patent number: 10832583
    Abstract: Embodiments for targeted learning and recruitment by a processor. Attributes obtained from a user profile are used to identify a user as a potential candidate for performing an activity related to either the recruiting or the learning and providing a customized learning experience with targeted course suggestions for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventors: Eric P. Bouillet, Francesco Calabrese, Bissan Ghaddar, Alessandra Pascale, Martin J. Stephenson
  • Patent number: 10802842
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments for processing a user interface (UI) using one or more parameters to capture user feedback. Embodiments operate by identifying one or more UI element codes in an information screen based on a parameter data structure. The embodiments request a set of responses from a database based on the parameter data structure. The embodiments generate a set of UI elements that capture user feedback based on the set of responses. The embodiments then present the information screen with the generated set of UI elements to capture user feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Ignition Interfaces, Inc.
    Inventors: David Bowman, Matthias Bowman, Derek Sasaki-Scanlon
  • Patent number: 10783797
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention comprise approaches for streamlining and accelerating the communication of applied knowledge to end-users, particularly in science, technology, engineering, and mathematic (STEM) disciplines. Through a framework that leverages consistency and immersive teaching tools, complexity is substantially removed from the knowledge transfer process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventor: Chidiebere Ochi-Okorie
  • Patent number: 10769738
    Abstract: A tutorial for a given application may be leveraged to generate executable code that can then be executed within a native instruction service of the application. In this way, a software application may thus provide an integrated, interactive learning experience for a user, in a manner that extends beyond the instructional content included in the native instruction service, i.e., that includes at least a portion of the instructional content of the tutorial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventors: Walter W. Chang, Zhihong Ding, Lubomira A. Dontcheva, Gregg D. Wilensky, Darshan D. Prasad, Claudia Veronica Roberts
  • Patent number: 10762802
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention pertain to a computer program product and processor based computing system that provides processing means for executing coded instructions and input means for interacting with said processing means to create a virtual welding environment. The system establishes an objective to change a functional or operational state of a virtual article, and directs the end user to perform at least one virtual welding operation for changing its functional state. The system trains new users and inexperienced welders on the fundamental aspects of welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Wayne Wallace, Andrew Paul Lundell, David Anthony Zboray, Matthew Alan Bennett
  • Patent number: 10720071
    Abstract: Mechanisms for automatically generating a set of test questions for use in generating a test to be administered to human test takers are provided. The mechanisms ingest a document from a corpus of documents to select a potential test question answer from the document and generate a candidate test question based on the potential test question answer. The mechanisms evaluate the candidate test question using a Question and Answer (QA) system to generate a result indicative of whether the candidate test question should be maintained for test generation. The mechanisms store the candidate test question in the set of test questions in response to a result indicating that the candidate test question should be maintained for test generation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Donna K. Byron, Suzanne L. Estrada, Alexander Pikovsky, Timothy P. Winkler
  • Patent number: 10719809
    Abstract: Employers or recruiters populate an online database with job postings. The concepts that job applicants need to have learned to be successful applicants for a job are stated or inferred from the job posting and optionally resumes of others who have held that job. A student's own learning activities are logged by an online education platform. From a comparison between the student's completed learning units and a job posting's required learning units, a personalized learning unit gap can be identified for a student. The online education platform can then recommend how the student can fill the gap by undertaking the study of learning units on the education platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Chegg, Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Madhavan, Paul Chris Sri, Benjamin James Bercovitz, Vincent Le Chevalier, Charles F. Geiger
  • Patent number: 10713964
    Abstract: In certain implementations, creation of an educational test may be facilitated based on prior performance with individual test questions. A user input indicating a subject matter for a test, one or more question categories related to the subject matter, and a questionee group for which the test is intended may be received. A plurality of questions may be obtained based on the user input. For each question of the plurality of questions, a question performance metric value associated with the question (that is calculated based on prior performance of one or more questionees with the question) may be obtained. A test performance metric value associated with the test may be calculated based on the question performance metric values associated with at least some questions of the plurality of questions. The at least some questions and the test performance metric value may be provided for presentation on a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Bilal Ismael Shammout
    Inventor: Bilal Ismael Shammout
  • Patent number: 10699589
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for determining whether an examination prompt elicits responses of a type for which the examination prompt is designed. Word types for each of a plurality of words in a plurality of responses to the examination prompt are identified. An evaluation distribution of the identified word types is determined. Predetermined distributions stored on a computer-readable medium associated with a plurality of different response types are accessed, and the evaluation distribution is compared to each of the predetermined distributions to determine which predetermined distribution the evaluation distribution is most similar. A determination is made as to whether the most similar distribution is associated with a same response type as the type for which the examination prompt is designed. An indication is made as to whether the examination prompt is deemed to elicit responses of the type for which the examination prompt is designed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Educational Testing Service
    Inventors: Beata Beigman Klebanov, David Kaufer, Paul L. Yeoh
  • Patent number: 10691761
    Abstract: A method for operating a behavior modification software comprises identifying a user profile comprising a behavioral score; presenting an illustration associated with a scenario, the scenario associated with at least one question, each question associated with at least two answers, wherein each answer is associated with a behavior score modifier; receiving selection of a selected question within the scenario; presenting the selected question to a user in response to the selection and at least a subset of the answers associated with the selected question; receiving a selected answer from the user in response to presenting the question; evaluating input from the user based on the behavior score modifier associated with the received selected answer; adjusting the behavioral score based on the behavior score modifier; and determining a path based on the user's adjusted behavioral score, wherein the path identifies a next operation within the behavioral modification software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Frederick Reeves
  • Patent number: 10628185
    Abstract: In implementations of content-adaptive guided tutorial generation, a computing device implements a guided tutorial generation module of an image-editing application that generates a content-adaptive guided tutorial based on input content. The content-adaptive guided tutorial provides instructions on how to interact with image-editing controls of the image-editing application, where the editing controls are selectable to initiate modifications to input parameters of the input content. The guided tutorial generation module receives the input content, and creates copy content that replicates content parameters of the input content as modifiable content parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Subham Gupta, Ashutosh Dwivedi, Arnab Sil, Anuradha
  • Patent number: 10623571
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention involve providing automated assistance to an agent operating an agent terminal. A database stores an automated assistance session comprising communications between at least one client terminal and at least one agent terminal during a communication session. The automated assistance session is restored in response to a connection being reestablished with the client terminal after the client terminal disconnects during the communication session. A client communication is received from the client terminal, and a plurality of statements is determined based on the client communication and the communications of the automated assistance session stored in the database. The statements are configured to be manually selected by an agent or automatically selected by an automated agent. The automated agent is engaged for automatically selecting one of the statements in response to a predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: [24], Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Griesmer, James Gordon Beattie, Jr., Charles Richard Cooke, Monowar Hossain, Steven H. Lewis, Benjamin Rudman
  • Patent number: 10592737
    Abstract: A method to identify information about a mathematical formula may include receiving a mathematical formula included in a first electronic document. The method may also include generating a formatted formula from the mathematical formula. The method may also include finding a returned formula that is similar to or the same as the formatted formula in a plurality of mathematical formulae. The method may also include identifying from at least one other electronic document content that describes the returned formula and includes a derivation of the returned formula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventors: Jun Wang, Kanji Uchino
  • Patent number: 10586297
    Abstract: A learning progress monitoring system has an executing device, a server, and a plurality of monitoring devices. The server sets a learning goal according to a goal signal provided by the executing device, receives completion data via the executing device, and determines whether the number of approval signals from the monitoring devices reaches a satisfaction threshold. When the number of the approval signals reaches a satisfaction threshold, the server confirms that a stage of the learning goal is completed. If all the stages are completed before a target completion time, the server computes and stores N award points to an account corresponding to the executing device. The user of the executing device sets a goal of interest to learn and gains more motivation in learning through the awarding system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Inventor: Hope Yuan-Jing Chung
  • Patent number: 10576366
    Abstract: An exemplary game system including a plurality of terminal devices and a predetermined server, the plurality of terminal devices being respectively used by a user, the game system includes: a display control unit configured to performs processing for drawing a virtual space image which is an image representing a virtual space, and processing for compositing at least the posted information input by another user that is stored in the posted information storage unit, in the virtual space image in association with the virtual game character that is indicated by the identification information associated with the posted information, and presenting the composite image to the user in each terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Mizuki, Hideto Yuzawa, Shunsaku Kato
  • Patent number: 10553125
    Abstract: A system for collecting and evaluating data records comprises a configuration device associated a data collection device associated, and a data monitoring device. The devices are registered with a server. The data collection device transmits a task to the server over a network. The data collection device receives the task from the server and records a data record in response to the task. The data collecting device groups the data record with metadata to produce a verified data record and transmits the verified data record to the server. The data monitoring device receives the verified data record from the server and facilitates the evaluation of the verified data record. The evaluation of the verified data record is used to generate an updated verified data record comprising evaluation results and updated metadata and is transmitted to the server and added to a portfolio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: VIQ SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Malcolm John Macallum
  • Patent number: 10528371
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing a help guide are provided. The method and apparatus for providing a help guide by an electronic device includes acquiring an image by using a camera, detecting a face from the image, and providing a help guide corresponding to the task being executed, when a user's input is not received with respect to a task being executed while the face is being detected and a predetermined help guide providing condition is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Da-Eun Park, Kyung-Hwa Kim
  • Patent number: 10515562
    Abstract: Systems and methods for education instrumentation can include one or more servers configured generate a plurality of models for modeling various aspects of an education process using training data related to academic performance of students. The one or more servers can collect data from client devices associated with various education institutions or stakeholders throughout an life cycle of the education process. The one or more servers can use the generated models and the collected data to assess the addressing of education standards and predict or estimate performance metrics associated with the education process. The one or more servers can provide computed metrics or assessments of how well education standards are addressed to one or more client devices for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Education4Sight GMBH
    Inventors: Lassaad Essafi, Zouhair Essafi, Pekka Kekolahti
  • Patent number: 10490092
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, media, methods, and platforms for providing personalized mastery learning utilizing: a knowledge map; a plurality of learning activities, each learning activity comprising dynamically variable scaffolding, feedback, and content; a learning activity selection module selecting one or more learning activities for the learner; and a learning activity modification module dynamically varying one or more of the scaffolding, feedback, and content of at least one selected learning activity based on performance of the learner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: AGE OF LEARNING, INC.
    Inventors: Doug C. Dohring, David A. Hendry, Sunil Gunderia, Diana Hughes, Victoria Elizabeth Owen, Daniel Eugene Jacobs, Anastasia Betts, William Salak
  • Patent number: 10490096
    Abstract: The Learner Interaction Monitoring Systems (LiMS) is a web-based application that can interface with any web-based course delivery platform to transform the online learning environment into an active observer of learner engagement. The LiMS ‘event capture model’ collects detailed real-time data on learner behavior in self-directed online learning environments, and interprets these data by drawing on behavioral research. The LiMS offers education and training managers in corporate contexts a valuable tool for the evaluation of learner performance and course design. By allowing more detailed demonstration of ROI in education and training, LiMS allows managers to make the case for web based courseware that reflects appropriate and evidence-based instructional design, rather than budgetary constraints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventors: Peter Floyd Sorenson, David Michael Kaplan
  • Patent number: 10459415
    Abstract: A control program automatic creation system includes a control program creator which creates a control program of the plant instrument based on the block diagram; a controller which receives a process signal from the plant instrument; and a network which connects the control program creator and the controller. The control program creator transmits the control program by way of the network. When the controller receives the control program by way of the network, the controller stores it in the memory, and further executes the control program, and transmits a computational decision of the control program by way of the network. When the control program creator receives the computational decision of the control program by way of the network from the controller, the creator superimposes the computational decision on the block diagram which the display displays and displays the superimposed decision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Inventor: Yoshifumi Johji
  • Patent number: 10430801
    Abstract: A device may obtain a user identifier associated with a user. The device may identify a self-service task to be performed by the user using a user device. The self-service task may be a task that does not require the user to interact with another person. The device may obtain account information, specific to the user, based on the user identifier and the self-service task. The device may generate a self-service demonstration that includes instructions for performing the self-service task, media content for communicating the instructions, and the account information specific to the user. The device may provide the self-service demonstration for presentation to the user. The device may receive an indication of an interaction, by the user, with the self-service demonstration. The interaction may include user input, and the device may modify the account information based on the user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Accenture Global Services Limited
    Inventors: Edward R. Engles, David Klimek
  • Patent number: 10417581
    Abstract: Generating distractors for text-based MCT items. An MCT item stem is received. The stem is transmitted to a QA system and a plurality of candidate answers related to the stem is received from the QA system. Incorrect answers in the plurality of candidate answers are identified. Textual features are extracted from the stem. A set of semantic criteria associated with the extracted textual features is generated. Based on the generated semantic criteria, a subset of the incorrect candidate answers is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lalit Agarwalla, Ashish Mungi, Joy Mustafi, Ankur Parikh
  • Patent number: 10413833
    Abstract: A system enables registration of individual athletes who wish to compete in organized sports leagues or other competitions. Once registered, an athlete presents an identification card which is used by the system to ensure that the athlete is not currently suspended from competition before being permitted to compete in a particular event. The system enables athletes to safely compete in multiple sports or multiple competitions sanctioned by different organizations. The system is capable of maintaining both health-related and performance-related information for each athlete while providing appropriate confidentiality and secure access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Compete Safe, Inc.
    Inventor: John M. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10410533
    Abstract: A Portal Assessment Design System includes a system for designing assessment models and assessments (e.g., standardized tests). In assessment design, specifications are organized around three basic elements: 1) what knowledge, skill or abilities are important to measure; 2) what is necessary evidence of that knowledge, skill or ability; 3) what performance situations are needed to elicit the required evidence from students and other assessment users. The system includes three modules (i.e., Domain Analysis, Domain Modeling, Conceptual Assessment Framework), each of which targets a specific phase of the design process, for designing an assessment in accordance with the three basic elements. The sequence of modules represents the structure of a design process that helps assessment developers work through successive stages or phases of assessment design, from the gathering of raw information to the creation of a complete set of specifications for an assessment product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Educational Testing Service
    Inventors: Linda Steinberg, Robert J. Mislevy, Russell G. Almond
  • Patent number: 10405022
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a transmission apparatus for distributing a content to a client, including a script generation section configured to generate a script for obtaining user side answer information representative of an answer of a user of the client to a question regarding liking of the user, a trigger generation section configured to generate trigger information regarding execution of the script by the client, and a transmission section configured to transmit the trigger information and the script to the client in response to distribution of a first content to the client and transmitting, in response to distribution of a second content different from the first content to the client, provider side answer information representative of an answer set by a provider which provides the first or second content to the question regarding the liking of the user to the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventors: Yasuaki Yamagishi, Naohisa Kitazato
  • Patent number: 10402483
    Abstract: Disclosed is a screenshot processing method including: generating a screenshot of a displayed screen; determining at least one target area, to which a preset function is added, from a whole area of the generated screenshot; and generating a screenshot file where data for executing the preset function is combined with the screenshot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventors: Yang Fan, Sun Yanlong
  • Patent number: 10395173
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses to facilitate development, documentation, presentation of and interaction with enhanced models of understanding, thinking and problem solving regarding an arbitrary problem. Preferred embodiments of the invention utilize an exemplary archetype process or exemplary archetype structure for user thinking or problem solving, or customized exemplary archetype process or exemplary archetype structure. Some embodiments accomplish models or interactive environments, or both, represented in three-dimensional or partly three-dimensional forms, and may also accomplish forms that combine, integrate or in parallel provide electronic and digital with additional physical, mechanical or other forms or elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Zxibix, Inc.
    Inventors: James Ralph Heidenreich, Linda Shawn Higgins
  • Patent number: 10373525
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for integrated curriculum based math problem generation are provided herein. A computer-implemented method includes generating a first map that represents a plurality of concepts pertaining to at least one subject matter area within a curriculum; generating a second map that represents a plurality of concepts pertaining to math word problems associated with the curriculum; determining portions of the first graph that exhibit a structural match to portions of the second graph; automatically creating a math word problem template by extracting multiple variable portions from one of the one or more math word problems associated with the curriculum; and automatically generating an integrated curriculum math word problem by replacing the multiple extracted variable portions in the template with concepts and relationships derived from the portions of the first graph that exhibit a structural match to the portions of the second graph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Pankaj Dhoolia, Monika Gupta, Vibha S. Sinha
  • Patent number: 10373508
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for enriching communications may include communications circuitry configured to process one or more verbal communications signals being transmitted between a computing device and a remote computing device, the one or more verbal communications signals relating to a conversation between a user of the computing device and a user of the remote computing device, a conversation dynamics engine configured to generate at least one suggested conversation topic by analyzing the one or more verbal communications signals, and a display configured to present the at least one suggested conversation topic to the user of the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Richard P. Crawford, Margaret E. Morris, Muki Hasteen-Izora, Nancy Vuckovic
  • Patent number: 10359836
    Abstract: A method of providing guidance in connection with a technological task includes determining, from an interaction of an end user with a computer system, a current context and task of the end user, identifying a change in a cognitive state of the end user, where the change in the cognitive state is associated with performance of the task using the computer system, searching a plurality of user experiences corresponding to the change in the cognitive state of the end user and the user's current context, selecting at least one of the user experiences according to a selection parameter for determining a selected user experience, and injecting the selected user experience into the current context of the end user via an output device of the computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Susann Marie Keohane, Maureen Elizabeth Kraft, Holly Lee Nielsen, Shunguo Yan