Computer Logic, Operation, Or Programming Instruction Patents (Class 434/118)
  • 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]7.ai, 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
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    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: 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: 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: 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
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    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: 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: 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: 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
    Assignee: SATURN LICENSING LLC
    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
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10354544
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention allow an online course to predict proficiency of knowledge components using student responses to assessment items. In some embodiments, assessment items are tagged with metadata, such as associated knowledge component, difficulty, and depth of knowledge. Initially the author or subject matter expert supplies these values. Students then answer the assessment items. During an assessment, the student responses are automatically evaluated for correctness. Each student response receives a score between 0 and 1; where 1 corresponds to a completely correct response and 0 an incorrect response. Student proficiency can be predicted at any time using the student's up-to-date assessment item response history. Some embodiments use Samejima's Continuous Response Model (CRM), which is a special case of an Item Response Theory (IRT).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Snapwiz Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Chernin, Sriram Cherukuri, Aditya S. Agarkar, Nishanth Upadhyay
  • Patent number: 10331643
    Abstract: A system for providing context tree based on data model is disclosed. The system comprises an interface, a processor, and a memory. The interface is configured to receive a data model entry point, and to receive one or more context filters. The processor is configured to determine context tree data based on the one or more context filters and the data model entry point from any context tree provider that has appropriate context tree information. The memory is coupled to the processor and is configured to provide the processor with instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: OPEN TEXT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Muthukumarappa Jayakumar, Satyapal P. Reddy, Ravikumar Meenakshisundaram
  • Patent number: 10318094
    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: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Susann Marie Keohane, Maureen Elizabeth Kraft, Holly Lee Nielsen, Shunguo Yan
  • Patent number: 10311371
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing content delivery functionalities based on machine learning models are provided. In one aspect, content requests are routed in accordance with clusters of historical content requests to optimize cache performance. In another aspect, content delivery strategies for responding to content requests are determined based on a model trained on data related to historical content requests. The model may also be used to determine above-the-fold configurations for rendering responses to content requests. In some embodiments, portions of the model can be executed on client computing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Blair Livingstone Hotchkies, Bradley Scott Bowman, Paul Christopher Cerda, Min Chong, Anthony T. Chor, Leo Parker Dirac, Kevin Andrew Granade, Udip Pant, Sean Michael Scott, Aman Agarwal
  • Patent number: 10296993
    Abstract: A method of defining a performance milestone track for a planned process includes: selecting a time range relating to a repeatable process to define a set of average assessment trajectories, retrieving historical data representative of assessment data for actors in conjunction with selective assessments of the actors during performances of the repeatable process. The historical data includes an assessment parameter identifying a value for the selective assessment. The method includes processing a select time portion of the historical data using a binning algorithm to assign historical data for the select time portion across quantile range bins based on select ranges of assessment parameter values for the historical data and separately processing a select actor portion of the historical data for each quantile range bin using a smoothing algorithm to form the set of average assessment trajectories for the repeatable process. A computational device for performing the method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Conduent Business Services, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy W. Jacobs, Robert John Rolleston
  • Patent number: 10275115
    Abstract: A method includes transmitting first data causing a client device to display a webpage including a panel and an action access icon; transmitting second data to the client device causing, in response to a selection of the action access icon, the client device to display multiple action icons within or adjacent to the panel; receiving, from the client device, an indication that one of the multiple action icons was selected; obtaining a context identifier associated with the panel based on the indication; obtaining a user interface configured to allow submitting a developer work item for the context identifier; in response to the indication, transmitting third data to the client device causing the client device to display the user interface; receiving, via the user interface on the client device, the developer work item; and storing the developer work item in association with the context identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Umashankar Velusamy, Benjamin Pomales, David M. Lopez, Timothy E. Richmond, Naveenkumar V
  • Patent number: 10275202
    Abstract: A device configuring a multi-display system is disclosed. The device configuring the multi-display system includes a first interface unit providing an access path for access to another device, a second interface unit connected to the first interface unit through a first bus and a second bus, a processor transmitting a first command and receiving a second command, a TX line connecting the processor to ‘one of the first bus and the second bus’ to transfer the first command, an RX line connecting the processor to ‘one of the first bus and the second bus’ to transfer the second command, and a switch unit connecting the RX line and one of the first bus and the second bus, or connecting the TX line and one of the first bus and the second bus, wherein the processor controls the switch unit to respectively connect the RX line to the first bus and the TX line to the second bus or to respectively connect the RX line to the second bus and the TX line to the first bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Youngkyu Jo, Janghee Lee
  • Patent number: 10268264
    Abstract: A method for controlling an electronic system comprising a microprocessor, an eye tracker component, a display, and a memory. The memory comprises an executable code being executable by the microprocessor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Jean-Nicolas Des Pommare
  • Patent number: 10248441
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products to perform an operation comprising receiving, by a first device, metadata describing a first action of a plurality of actions performed on a second device, identifying a target object of the first action based on the metadata describing the first action, and outputting, by the first device: a sequence of images depicting performance of the first action on the second device, a textual instruction specifying how to perform the first action on the first device proximate to the target object, and an audio instruction specifying how to perform the first action on the first device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Alok K. Singh
  • Patent number: 10235162
    Abstract: A software program is executed, the software program requiring one or more physical interactions with a user through an input/output (I/O) device, wherein each of the one or more physical interactions includes respective predefined dimensions indicating a proficiency in performing one of the one or more physical interactions. The one or more physical interactions are tracked. A familiarity profile for each of the one or more physical interactions is generated based on the respective predefined dimensions for each of the one or more physical interactions. The software program is customized based on the familiarity profile for each of the one or more physical interactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul M. R. Edmonds, Joe Pavitt, James E. Ravenscroft, James Sutton
  • Patent number: 10235604
    Abstract: Methods and systems are presented for obtaining numerous normalized wearable item depictions from a machine-learning-based image classification protocol that was trained using very numerous wearable item depictions that each associate one or more graphical images with corresponding textual metadata. After indexing the numerous normalized wearable item depictions so that the first functional module applies an appropriate protocol, matching content is deemed more relevant and selectively transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: SOPHISTIO, INC.
    Inventor: Beata Kouchnir
  • Patent number: 10223929
    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: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: VIQ Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Malcolm John Macallum
  • Patent number: 10192455
    Abstract: A method of controlling a user terminal is provided. The method includes displaying a graphic user interface (GUI) which includes items showing a plurality of class courses which are taught based on a lesson content, and items showing a plurality of activities or materials; selecting one of the displayed items corresponding to the plurality of activities or materials in accordance with a user's input; designating the item of the selected activity or material to one of the items corresponding to the plurality of class courses; and generating the lesson content by storing the class course and lesson plan configuration information corresponding to the activity or material designated to the class course.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eun-kyung Yoo, Bo-min Kim, Joon-hwan Kim, Chan-hee Jung
  • Patent number: 10169732
    Abstract: A mobile application enables employees to manage their goals and track their performance at any time, and from any place. A mobile device such as a tablet computer or a smart phone can download goal information over the Internet from a remote server. The mobile device can provide user interfaces through which its user can work on the goal. The mobile device can upload the result of the work performed on the mobile device to the remote server. The mobile application also enables an employee to augment his or her goal and performance data using data from third-party systems. The data from the third party systems can be incorporated into the goal and performance data as evidence of the employee progressing toward his goals. For example, such data from a third-party system might include tweets from a Twitter feed, or stock prices from a NASDAQ ticker feed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Jasbir Grewal, Pallavi Pyreddy, Praveen Vipranarayanan, Siu Wan Surlina Yin
  • Patent number: 10152897
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to interactive training, and in particular, to methods and systems for computerized interactive skill training. An example embodiment provides a method and system for providing skill training using a computerized system. The computerized system receives a selection of a first training subject. A training challenge related to the first training subject is accessed from computer readable memory. The training challenge is provided to a user via a terminal, optionally in verbal form. A first score related to the correctness and/or completeness of a verbalized challenge response provided by the user is stored in memory. A second score related to how quickly the trainee provided the verbalized challenge response is stored in memory. A third challenge score related to the confidence and/or style with which the trainee verbalized the challenge response is stored in memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Breakthrough PerformanceTech, LLC
    Inventors: Martin L. Cohen, Edward G. Brown
  • Patent number: 10129310
    Abstract: Techniques for in-application demonstration using video and data streams are described herein. A video stream comprising video data that includes an instructional video may be received and played. A data stream associated with the video stream may be received at least partially concurrently with, or during, receiving of the video stream. It may then be determined when the playing of the video stream proceeds to a first data location, and the playing of the video stream may be stopped. A first portion of data within the data stream that is associated with the first data location within the video stream may then be identified. The first portion of data may include an indication of at least one operation performable within an executing application. Instructions may then be provided, based at least in part on the first portion of data, for performing the at least one operation within the executing application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Twitch Interactive, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher David Brunning
  • Patent number: 10127826
    Abstract: An aspect of the present invention relates to an online test platform adapted to facilitate the development, delivery, and management of educational tests with interactive participation by students, teachers, proctors, and administrators even when some or all of them are remotely located. The platform may include administrator interfaces, test proctor interfaces, and test taker (e.g. student) interfaces to allow each participant to view, navigate, and interact with aspects of the online test platform that are intended to meet their needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
    Inventors: Timothy A. Rogers, John Bosko, Corey S. O'Brien, Raghubir S. Mutum
  • Patent number: 10127583
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system and method is illustrated including receiving a feedback request identifying a particular user, retrieving a feedback entry in response to the feedback request, the feedback entry containing a first term, building a scoring model based, in part, upon a term frequency count denoting a frequency with which the first term appears in a searchable data structure, mapping the first term to a graphical illustration based upon a second term associated with the graphical illustration such that the graphical illustration may be used to represent the second term, and generating a feedback page containing the first term and the graphical illustration. The method may include assigning a value to the first term so as to identify the first term, assigning the first term to the searchable data structure, and extracting the first term from the searchable data structure based, in part, upon an extraction rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Neelakantan Sundaresan, Kavita Ganesan, Harshal Ulhas Deo
  • Patent number: 10120988
    Abstract: Systems and methods presented herein can allow a teacher to manage student devices in a classroom setting by grouping student devices on a graphical user interface and using the interface to set locks with respect to the groups of student devices. Lock requests can be received and managed by a server, which can issue file locks, web locks, and application locks. These locks can restrict file access, website access, and application access, respectively, on the students' personal mobile devices. Additionally, the teacher device can allow the teacher to provide timing information in conjunction with the lock requests, which can control when to lock and/or unlock the student devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: AIRWATCH LLC
    Inventors: Bill DeWeese, Kevin McKeithan
  • Patent number: 10108335
    Abstract: In an example method, a graphical user interface (GUI) is displayed to a user on a display device of a computer system. The GUI includes a first game portion visually depicting a first game element and second game elements disposed within a game environment. A position of the first game element, a position of each of the second game elements, and/or a number of second game elements is randomized. The first GUI also includes a control portion visually depicting commands for manipulating the first game element within the game environment, and a first code portion. The computer system receives an indication that the user selected one of the commands depicted in the control portion. In response, the game element is manipulated within the game environment in accordance with the selected command. A first sequence of software code associated with the selected command is displayed in the first code portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy V. Isted, Behzad Aghaei, Ian J. Baird, Michael M. DeWitt, Matthew D. Drance, Maxwell O. Drukman, Kenneth S. Orr, Connor M. Wakamo
  • Patent number: 10089898
    Abstract: To provide an information processing apparatus for allowing a learner to enjoy viewing and listening of the content and to perform linguistic learning, and to check the effect of learning. A Dictionary DB 101 associates a vocabulary with a difficulty level determined for each vocabulary, and stores the vocabulary and the difficulty level, the vocabulary including a word, an idiom, or a phrase consisting of two or more words in a language to learn. A registration unit 102 registers a degree of learning of the language to learn of a learner as a learning level. A calculating unit 104 calculates the number of the vocabularies to learn used in the content as a frequency in use. A specifying unit 106 specifies, according to the calculated frequency in use and the registered learning level, and among the vocabularies of the language to learn used in the content, a vocabulary which is an object to learn as a vocabulary to learn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventor: Akitoshi Kojima
  • Patent number: 10085102
    Abstract: Devices connected with a computer system are interrogated to detect whether they are configured and functioning. In an audio device implementation, a known audio sample is output to a loudspeaker. If the loudspeaker is properly configured and functional, an attached microphone will capture the sound corresponding to the audio sample generated by the loudspeaker. If sound corresponding to the audio sample is detected, an indication is provided to the user that the microphone and loudspeaker are operational. If no sound corresponding to the audio sample is detected, an indication is provided to the user that the loudspeaker is not enabled and additional configuration is required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Anton W. Krantz, William L. Looney
  • Patent number: 10078967
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an apparatus and system for and method of registering, admitting and testing of a candidate. Test candidate can be registered and admitted through verification of identity using biometric comparisons and third party identification systems. Scanning of identification documents and comparison with security information database can authenticate the validity and authenticity of identification documents. Authentication of testing candidates can be accomplished by comparison of biometric data of candidate against biometric data contain in identification document. Testing can be conducted on an apparatus remotely located from a proctor monitored administrative station or apparatus. The remote testing station can detect and prevent individuals from cheating, detect unauthorized objects, and can prevent or detect unauthorized copying of an examination or portions thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: PSI SERVICES LLC
    Inventor: Ruben Garcia
  • Patent number: 10071315
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a content providing method for a content providing server to provide contents to client terminals via a network. The method includes: obtaining play data indicating progress conditions of a computer game progressing according to user operation on the client terminals; evaluating game plays by each predetermined evaluation item on a basis of the play data; obtaining data of a moving image of a game play extracted according to an evaluation result; and distributing the data of the moving image to the client terminals via the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Watari, Nobuaki Tanaka, Toshiharu Sayano, Toshiya Ikenaga
  • Patent number: 10067629
    Abstract: A measuring device according to a first aspect of the invention comprises a display unit, a remote control interface adapted to receive external remote control commands according to a remote control command format, a control unit adapted to control the measuring device according to said remote control commands, and a tutorial reproduction unit adapted to generate tutorial content commands according to said remote control command format and transmit said tutorial control commands to said remote control interface. The control unit is adapted to control said measuring device according to said tutorial control commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Madlena Niederhaus, Richard Dengler, Thomas Braunstorfinger
  • Patent number: 10062131
    Abstract: A method includes generating a guidance template for an assignment that includes creation of a content curation (curation). The method includes storing a generated guidance template and a received curation that includes organized electronic items. The method includes scanning content of the received curation at a curation level and comparing the scan of the content with the guidance template. The method includes generating a curation-level assessment of the received content based on the comparison and generating a first suggested modification based on the curation-level assessment. The method includes assessing the received curation at an item level based on accessed electronic sources and generating a second suggested modification based on an item-level assessment. The method includes communicating the suggested modifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Yuko Okubo, Jun Wang, Kanji Uchino
  • Patent number: 10061813
    Abstract: Techniques can construct a learner's educational context (e.g., course enrollments, subject-matter interests, and/or activity involvements) and tailor query processing using the educational context. For a given query, each concept in a set of concepts can be assigned a weight. The weight can depend on a query term in the query. For example, for a query including “North America”, a “geography” concept and a “history” concept can be determined to be related to the query, and weights can be influenced accordingly. Weights can also depend on a user's educational context (e.g., such that the “geography” weight is higher when a learner is enrolled in a geography course). A query time can also be analyzed in view of schedule data (e.g., indicating when particular topics are to be studied in a course). Weights can further depend on which concepts are recently, currently or will soon be of interest based on the schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: PEARSON EDUCATION, INC.
    Inventors: Dayasankar Saminathan Pocha, Thimira Dilina Kalindu Amaratunga, Saranyah Balasingam
  • Patent number: 10051123
    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: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: [27]7.ai, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Griesmer, James Gordon Beattie, Charles Richard Cooke, Monowar Hossain, Steven H. Lewis, Benjamin Rudman
  • Patent number: 10049147
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for processing documents have been presented. The method includes: upon receiving an operation request for a designated document, obtaining constituent information of the designated document, wherein the constituents information comprises a first resource identification of at least one multimedia resource; obtaining, according to the first resource identification of the at least one multimedia resource, the at least one multimedia resource and a location of the at least one multimedia resource within the designated document; obtaining the designated document according to the at least one multimedia resource and the location of the at least one multimedia resource within the designated document; and loading and displaying in sequence, the at least one multimedia resource which constitutes the designated document, according to a resource loading sequence which is determined by the designated document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Yi Shan, Bin Zhang, Likai Wang, Zhiyuan Lin, Zhuo Tang, Liang Wu, Ling Li, Kai Li