Occupation Patents (Class 434/219)
  • Patent number: 11513505
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, systems, and computer program products for facilitating human intervention in an autonomous device are disclosed. In a particular embodiment, a method of facilitating human intervention in an autonomous device includes a service controller selecting from a first plurality of human interventionists, by a service controller, a first set of human interventionists to respond to a request associated with an autonomous device; transmitting, by the service controller, the request to a first set of interventionist devices, each interventionist device of the first set of interventionist devices associated with a particular human interventionist in the first set of human interventionists; and receiving from the first set of interventionist devices, by the service controller, a first set of interventionist responses to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Inventor: Gerald Brantner
  • Patent number: 11438457
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for coaching call center agents is provided. The method includes analyzing a conversation of the agent with a first customer, determining a performance of the agent on at least one behavioral skill based on the analysis, generating automatically, a custom training package (CTP) based on the determined first performance, and sending the CTP for presentation on the agent device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: UNIPHORE SOFTWARE SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Ashwin Chalapathy
  • Patent number: 11420088
    Abstract: An exercise system for exercising a body's oblique muscle group relies upon a wheel mechanism having an outer wheel portion arranged at a first radial distance and an inner wheel portion arranged at a second radial distance, where the outer and inner wheel parts include respective sets of handgrips. A weight system is arranged to be coupled to and decoupled from the wheel mechanism. A coupling mechanism couples the weight system to and decouples the weight system from the wheel mechanism, in a first circumferential direction, or in a second circumferential direction. The hand grips allow a user to grasp the wheel mechanism and turn it in the first or the second circumferential directions against a respective force that the wheel mechanism is turned against that is defined by the aggregate selected weight when coupled to the wheel mechanism, in one of the first and second circumferential directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Inventor: Karina Wilson
  • Patent number: 11398207
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a multi-screen interactive network teaching method and apparatus, an electronic device and a storage medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: SHENZHEN EAGLESOUL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qiwei Lu, Shanguo Liu, Kai Teng
  • Patent number: 11392918
    Abstract: A system and method identifies a score for a user using the user's response to questions from a number of different financial and other-than-financial planning dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Charles Schwab & Co, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Jamison, Mark Riepe
  • Patent number: 11353835
    Abstract: Provided is a plant operation support apparatus including a plant simulator, a predictor, and a predicted KPI deriver. The plant simulator simulates a state at a current time or a predetermined time of a plant based on information obtained from the plant, to output an estimated value at the current time or the predetermined time of process data in the plant. The predictor predicts a state at a predetermined future time of the plant based on the estimated value and outputs a predicted value of the process data in the plant. The predicted KPI deriver derives a predicted KPI which is an index for monitoring the state at the future time of a task to be monitored in plant operation based on the predicted value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Yokogawa Electric Cornoration
    Inventors: Ryousuke Kobayashi, Makoto Nakaya, Ryosuke Kashiwa, Shin Ishimaru, Azusa Takenaka, Naoto Takano
  • Patent number: 11308411
    Abstract: In some embodiments, systems, methods, and media for automatically identifying entrepreneurial individuals in a population using individual and population level data are provided. In some embodiments, a system is provided, comprising: a database storing: grades and identifying information for classes; a hardware processor configured to: calculate, for each class, a difficulty value based on the grade for each individual; modify grades associated with the individual based on the difficulties; determine a variance using the modified grades; determine an average variance; determine that the variance for a first individual is larger average; determine that the first individual is more likely than average to be entrepreneurial; in response to determining that the first individual is more likely than average to be entrepreneurial, add identifying information of the first student to a second database of potential entrepreneurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignees: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, University of Maryland, College Park
    Inventors: Jonathan T. Eckhardt, Bekhzod Khoshimov, Brent Goldfarb
  • Patent number: 11308426
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system for performing sequence modeling for searches. During operation, the system obtains a sequence of jobs associated with activity by a member of an online system. Next, the system applies a word embedding model of a set of job histories to attributes of individual jobs in the sequence of jobs to produce embeddings for the individual jobs. The system then generates a set of power means from the embeddings. Finally, the system outputs the set of power means as an encoded representation of the sequence of jobs, wherein the set of power means is used in generating job recommendations related to the member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Meng Meng, Haifeng Zhao
  • Patent number: 11289094
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for playback clearance assistance, the system includes a processing system configured to: in response to receipt of a voice clearance communication comprising a clearance message, decode the clearance message to identify features contained within the clearance message related to a command instruction or clearance data for a flight; determine, at least one applicable clearance message amendment solution for use to amend the clearance message from a set of applicable clearance message amendment solutions wherein the applicable clearance amendment solution is determined based on keywords retrieved from a plurality of databases comprising at least contextual and prior clearance message data; and apply the applicable clearance message amendment solution to append keywords to the clearance message to generate an appended clearance message that reduces ambiguity in the clearance message resulting from at least missing value data, non-standard terminology or incomplete message informa
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Gobinathan Baladhandapani, Sivakumar Kanagarajan, Mahesh Kumar Sampath, Hariharan Saptharishi, Kiran Krishna, Chaya Garg
  • Patent number: 11288977
    Abstract: In an embodiment of the present invention, a method for generating a prediction of ability of a subject to perform a task in a future time step includes receiving performance data corresponding to a performance of the subject on the task; receiving a plurality of biometric inputs computed based on physiological data during the performance of the subject on the task; identifying a numerical relationship between the performance data and the plurality of biometric inputs; generating a modulation parameter for each of the plurality of biometric inputs based on the identified numerical relationship; loading a plurality of state variable inputs produced by a generic model of performance; and generate the prediction of ability to perform the task at the prediction time, generated by a trained performance predictor based on biometric inputs predicted based on the modulation parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Michael D. Howard, Praveen K. Pilly
  • Patent number: 11262711
    Abstract: A home automation (HA) system may include HA operation devices within a user living area and an audible virtual assistant device within the user living area. The HA system may also include an HA hub device to provide communications for the HA operation devices, and a controller. The controller may be configured to store historical operational data for each of the HA operation devices based upon a user within the user living area, and use machine learning to determine an operational pattern of at least one of the HA operation devices based upon the stored historical operational data. The controller may also be configured to monitor operation of the HA operation devices and cooperate with the audible virtual assistant device to generate an audible notification based upon a determined operation of the at least one HA operation device according to the operational pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: K4CONNECT INC.
    Inventor: Kuldip Pabla
  • Patent number: 11263587
    Abstract: Systems and methods that support the creation and timely electronic scheduling and delivery of course materials for training of individuals in an organization, in which course recommendations, scheduling, and rollout are based upon a number of factors including, for example, specific individual and/or business day-to-day operational performance measures, sales performance, and seasonal weather conditions by geographical region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Transform SR Brands LLC
    Inventors: Rafeh Masood, Naveen Seshadri, Anirudh Bhargava
  • Patent number: 11232144
    Abstract: Embodiments herein discloses a method for competency information management. The method includes receiving an input topic. Further, the method includes causing by the competency profile manager to display a graphical element comprising at least one knowledge cluster of interconnected skills corresponding to the input topic, wherein the at least one knowledge cluster of interconnected skills are dynamically determined from a cluster-based knowledge repository based on a plurality of competency parameters. Furthermore, the method includes generating by the competency profile manager a competency profile by combining the input topic with at least one skill selected from the plurality of interconnected skills and storing the competency profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Inventor: Hitanshu Dewan
  • Patent number: 11202254
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, selecting, a group of International Mobile Subscriber Identities (IMSIs), selecting a group of traffic simulator devices, and provisioning each of the group of IMSIs to each of the group of traffic simulator devices. Further embodiments can include providing first instructions to a first portion of the group of traffic simulator devices. The first instructions cause the first portion of the group of traffic simulator devices to generate simulated voice traffic over a first plurality of time periods. Additional embodiments can include providing second instructions to a second portion of the group of traffic simulator devices. The second instructions cause the second portion of the group of traffic simulator devices to generate simulated data traffic over a second plurality of time periods. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Tarun Chaki, Thusitha Jayawardena, Nicholas Arconati
  • Patent number: 11195153
    Abstract: A computer-implemented process of tracking events, is carried out by detecting that a first badge is within a personal-area network wireless communication range of a second badge, thus designating an encounter, and performing, by processor executing instructions read out from memory, an event logging transaction responsive to the encounter. The event logging transaction is performed by receiving, from the first badge, an electronic message characterizing an observation made by the user of the first badge relative to a user of the second badge, converting the electronic message received from the first badge into a pinpoint response, and generating an event record comprising an identification of an event type, and the pinpoint response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Crown Equipment Corporation
    Inventor: Philip W. Swift
  • Patent number: 11183076
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for cognitive content mapping and collating are provided herein. A computer-implemented method includes identifying resources relevant to an existing course; partitioning, based on pre-determined partitioning parameters, (i) the existing course into multiple portions and (ii) the resources into multiple portions; detecting content coverage gaps in the existing course by semantically comparing (i) the multiple portions of the existing course with (ii) the multiple portions of the resources; retrieving, based on the detected content coverage gaps, at least one of the multiple portions of the resources; and generating an updated version of the existing course by incorporating the at least one retrieved portion of the resources into the existing course.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Danish Contractor, Ying Li, Mukesh Mohania, Prasanna C. Nair, Bikram Sengupta
  • Patent number: 11160516
    Abstract: Disclosed is a breast imaging system including a compressive sensing absorber (CSA) including a set of materials distributed in a medium to exhibit a random pattern of partial gamma ray absorption over different positions of the set of materials such that gamma ray emission from a breast traveling through the CSA is partially absorbed and is partially scattered by the random pattern to produce an output gamma ray radiation pattern having gamma rays in a range of different directions, a gamma imaging device configured to collect gamma rays from the output gamma ray radiation pattern produced by the CSA to convert the collected gamma rays of the breast gamma ray emission from the breast into imaging signals representing an image of the breast, and an imaging processing device configured to reconstruct images in 2D or 3D based on a spatial distribution of the collected gamma rays from the breast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventor: Sebastian Obrzut
  • Patent number: 11115493
    Abstract: A system and method for decreasing latency in providing a data packet to a user device subsequent to receipt of an electronic signal from the user device are disclosed herein. The system can include memory including: a user profile database; and a content library database. The system can include a user device including: a network interface; and an I/O subsystem. The system can include a content management server. The content management server can: provide a data packet to the user device; request generation of a contingent recommendation; receive the contingent recommendation; receive an electronic signal including a user response; select a next action; and provide the next action to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: PEARSON EDUCATION, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory Dean McFall, Yaohang Hong
  • Patent number: 11107292
    Abstract: A virtual environment may be generated, the environment including a procedurally generated virtual property. The virtual property may include various features automatically generated based upon a procedural rule set, so as to provide variability between two or more virtual properties. One or more procedurally generated virtual properties may be provided to a user, and various virtual tools may be provided via which the user may identify relevant aspects corresponding to risk associated with the virtual property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
    Inventors: Rebecca A. Little, Deanna L. Stockweather, Nathan C. Summers, Bryan R. Nussbaum, Karen Wylie
  • Patent number: 11087639
    Abstract: Systems and methods for material handling vehicle simulation are provided. In one aspect, a material handling vehicle simulation system includes a material handling vehicle having a plurality of controls operable to manipulate the material handling vehicle to perform a desired operation, and a vehicle controller configured to selectively transition between a standard mode where the vehicle controller is configured to instruct the vehicle to perform standard operating tasks and a simulation mode. The material handling simulation system further includes a simulation kit having a simulation display, and a simulation controller in communication with the plurality of controls and the simulation display. When the vehicle controller is in the simulation mode, the simulation controller is configured to simulate operation of the material handling vehicle on the simulation display in response to manipulation of at least one of the plurality of controls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: The Raymond Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Weiss, Stephen Bentley, Fernando Goncalves, Steven Medwin, Josh Vanderpool
  • Patent number: 11087556
    Abstract: A method is for transferring a state from a first VR environment to a second VR environment. In an embodiment, the method includes receiving, via a receiving system, a static object dataset relating to an object, the object being represented in a first VR environment, generated by an input system, and in the second VR environment, generated by the receiving system. In addition, the sending system determines a first dynamic object dataset relating to the object, the first dynamic object dataset relating to a dynamic property of the object in a first VR environment. In addition, the first dynamic object dataset is transmitted from the sending system to the receiving system. In addition, the receiving system determines a first state of the second VR environment based upon the static object dataset and the first dynamic object dataset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventor: Anton Ebert
  • Patent number: 11045377
    Abstract: Examples of a module for housing unrelated electronic and electromechanical equipment for use during surgery. The module can include a lower section and a tower-like upper section. The lower section can house unrelated electronic and electromechanical equipment. The tower-like upper section can be located on top of the lower section. A water-resistant cowling can enclose at least a portion of the lower section and the tower-like upper section. A cartridge containing one or more ultraviolet-C producing lights can be protectively housed within the tower-like upper section. The cartridge containing one or more ultraviolet-C producing lights can be configured to emerge upward from a top of the tower-like upper section to substantially seat itself on the top of the tower-like upper section when activated allowing the ultraviolet-C light to disinfect the patient and staff-contacting upper surfaces of the equipment in the operating room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Augustine Biomedical + Design, LLC
    Inventors: Scott D. Augustine, Susan D. Augustine, Garrett J. Augustine, Brent M. Augustine, Ryan S. Augustine, Randall C. Arnold
  • Patent number: 11036778
    Abstract: Technology is disclosed for detecting, classifying, and/or enforcing policies on social networking activity. The technology can store a content policy, classify content posted to a social network, determine that the classification corresponds to the content policy, and apply an action specified by the content policy to the posted content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: PROOFPOINT, INC.
    Inventors: Richard Banks Sutton, Anthony Lawrence Dorie, Wenchang Yan, Devin Hugh Redmond, Raymond Kruck, Daniel Oshiro Nadir
  • Patent number: 11037461
    Abstract: An application for an adaptive training system includes a computer interfaced to one or more graphics displays, one of more input/output devices and having access to a plurality of training segments. The input/output devices are in communication with a trainee. Software operates in either a simulation mode in which a trainee interacts with the adaptive training system as if the trainee was operating a target vehicle or in a training mode in which the trainee receives computer-based training from the adaptive training system, in particular, when the trainee does not perform well during the simulation mode of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Advance Training Systems LLC
    Inventors: Aaron M. Best, J. Ken Barton, David J Havell, Reginald T. Welles, Darrell R. Turpin, James W. Voorhees, John Kearney, Sr., Camille B. Price, Nathan P. Stahlman, Aaron J. Turpin, Aaron M. Purvis
  • Patent number: 11005248
    Abstract: An improved access electrical box for housing electrical connections for integration with an electrical system having a conduit and a plurality of conduit wires, the electrical box comprising a plurality of box panels forming an interior space and a front opening, the electrical box further has a top opening, and a movable access panel which selectively covers and uncovers the top opening and has a wiring aperture which allows the conduit wires to be inserted into the interior space, the electric box further has an installed device having device wires, which is secured within the front opening such that the device wires extend into the interior space, the movable access panel allows a user to splice the device wires and the conduit wires through the top opening to complete the electrical connections, and is further adapted to enclose the electrical connections when the movable panel is a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventor: Richard Fioriello
  • Patent number: 10999618
    Abstract: A method and system for planning and running video-on-demand (VOD) advertising includes a planner for planning advertising campaigns and an ad selector for running selected advertisements from selected ones of the campaigns. The campaigns are associated with household demographic classifications, video content category categories, household geographic locations, and/or video viewing times. In response to a viewer requesting a video, the selector selects the campaigns corresponding to the demographic classification associated with the viewer, the content category of the requested video, the geographic location associated with the viewer, and/or the viewing time at which the requested video is viewed. The demographic classification is determined by using an identifier of the viewer's set-top-box. The selector may select the campaigns corresponding to the content categories of the requested video. The content categories are determined by using an identifier associated with the requested video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Neville A. Black
  • Patent number: 10956869
    Abstract: An assessment system, including methods of and apparatus for producing a targeted assessment scheme comprising battery of tests or assessments and based on a plurality of requirements. Methods described include a method of producing an assessment scheme for assessing the suitability of a candidate, the method comprising: receiving as input from a user at least one candidate requirement and at least one candidate test identifier; constructing a candidate assessment comprising at least one test in dependence on the test identifier; analysing the candidate assessment in dependence on the requirement to predict the accuracy of the assessment in identifying a suitable candidate; and reporting on the predicted accuracy of the candidate assessment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: SHL Group Limited
    Inventors: Kenneth Lahti, Tracy Kantrowitz, Paul Dekoekkoek, Jolene Meyer, Darrin Grelle, Jeff Facteau, Mathijs Affourtit, Richard McLellan, Steven Fleck, Craig Dawson
  • Patent number: 10956014
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for dynamically grouping data analysis content derived from a plurality of sensors. In one embodiment, a plurality of sensors can be disposed on a plurality of machine trains or one or more components within the plurality of machine trains, each machine train including one or more machines configured to operate in an industrial environment. A communication circuit can be operatively coupled to the plurality of sensors and configured to communicate data measured by the plurality of sensors, and a graphical user interface (GUI) can be configured to generate one or more visualizations of the measured data. A processor can be configured to receive the measured data via the communication circuit, to generate a plurality of measurements based on the measured data, and to operatively control the GUI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Jacqueline Marie Tappan, Ryan Gregory Roaldson
  • Patent number: 10937329
    Abstract: An embodiment includes a method of learner engagement that includes crowdsourcing a skill proposal. The skill proposal is crowdsourced and includes a skill item that describes an exercise related to an educational concept. The method may include crowdsourcing a real-world problem proposal. The real-world problem proposal may include a real-world problem item that includes one or more technical issues that occur in at least one career. The method may include determining whether the skill item is relevant to the real-world problem item based on application of the educational concept of the skill item to technical issues of the real-world problem item. In response to a determination that the skill item is relevant to the real-world problem item, the method may include pairing the skill item with the real-world problem item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Yuko Okubo, Ajay Chander
  • Patent number: 10905814
    Abstract: A medical device, such as a hemodialysis device or a peritoneal dialysis device includes a computation device, may be configured with an image-based support system, a method and/or a computer program for generating displayed instructional information for operation of the medical device. The computation device accesses a graphic memory on which instructional information is stored in a structured format having separately addressable sequences. An identification signal identifies individual sequences for dynamic display based on control data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Winfried Brehm
  • Patent number: 10894179
    Abstract: An upper limb rehabilitation support device includes a first handle that is connected with a first rotating shaft, gripped by a trainee's right hand and rotated, a second handle that is connected with a second rotating shaft, gripped by a trainee's left hand and rotated, a connecting part structured so as to connect the first rotating shaft and the second rotating shaft with each other and interlock rotations of the first handle and the second handle, and a switching part structured so as to switch directions of the rotations of the first handle and the second handle, which are interlocked by the connecting part, with respect to the other handles when one of the first handle and the second handle rotates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, RIKEN
    Inventors: Hisayoshi Sugihara, Hitoshi Yamada, Takashi Izuo, Masashi Yamashita, Keiichi Kitajo, Shingo Shimoda
  • Patent number: 10890971
    Abstract: A virtual reality (VR) system for providing a real time VR visualization of a target area of an aircraft that comprises one or more reference targets established in known locations in the target area of an aircraft, hand gloves, a plurality of sensing elements established on at least the operator's hand gloves, a reception device that receives the information provided by the sensing elements to provide relative locations of the sensing elements against the one or more reference targets. The reception device comprises processing means to build the real time VR visualization that represents at least the operator's hands against the target area of the aircraft based on the sensing elements. The VR system also comprises display means that display the real time VR visualization to the operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS S.L.
    Inventor: Alberto Arana Hidalgo
  • Patent number: 10888482
    Abstract: Examples of a module for housing unrelated electronic and electromechanical equipment for use during surgery. The module can include a lower section and a tower-like upper section. The lower section can house unrelated electronic and electromechanical equipment. The tower-like upper section can be located on top of the lower section. A water-resistant cowling can enclose at least a portion of the lower section and the tower-like upper section. A cartridge containing one or more ultraviolet-C producing lights can be protectively housed within the tower-like upper section. The cartridge containing one or more ultraviolet-C producing lights can be configured to emerge upward from a top of the tower-like upper section to substantially seat itself on the top of the tower-like upper section when activated allowing the ultraviolet-C light to disinfect the patient and staff-contacting upper surfaces of the equipment in the operating room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Augustine Biomedical + Design, LLC
    Inventors: Scott D. Augustine, Susan D. Augustine, Garrett J. Augustine, Brent M. Augustine, Ryan S. Augustine, Randall C. Arnold
  • Patent number: 10839713
    Abstract: A training system includes a computer system, a display system and a motion capture device. During use the training system presents a computer simulation of a virtual subject capable of exhibiting nystagmus to a trainee. The movements of the trainee are captured using the computer system during the administration of an HGN test to the virtual subject. During the administration of the HGN test to the virtual subject, the training system simulates nystagmus in the virtual subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignees: The University of Texas System, Sam Houston State University, Eye T. Plus, LLC
    Inventors: Marjorie A. Zielke, Michael Kaiser, Timothy Lewis, Christopher Gonzales, Cecelia Marquart, John F. Kay, Gary Hardee, Matthew Dusek, Kenneth Authier
  • Patent number: 10748102
    Abstract: A method and system are provided. The method includes monitoring, by a processor-based monitoring device, work metrics, indicative of work performance, of users. The method further includes soliciting input, by a user input solicitation device, from any of the users who have success regarding at least one work task, regarding activities which led to the success and suggestions on how other users can benefit from the input. The method also includes providing, by an input dissemination device, the input to a particular user identified from among the users as needing improvement in performing the at least one work task. The success is determined by evaluating the work metrics with respect to at least one threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Daniel M Gruen
  • Patent number: 10742571
    Abstract: A system is configured to replay a selected conversation with a selected agent. The selected conversation may be selected from a plurality of previously conducted conversations with other agents. The selected agent may be selected from a plurality of available agents. The system determines various tasks, named entities, and user preferences from the selected conversation. During a replay of the selected conversation with the selected agent, the system generates responses to messages received from the selected agent based on the determined tasks, named entities, and user preferences. The system also allows a user to select whether the replayed conversation should be conducted in a passive mode or in an active mode. In a passive mode, the system generally conducts the replayed conversation autonomously whereas, in an active mode, the system requests user input before sending a response to the selected agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Anantha Deepthi Uppala, Chetan Bansal
  • Patent number: 10691302
    Abstract: A GUI for an LMS includes a plurality of graphical modules, each representing a lesson, medium, or deliverable for a project. Each module has attributes permitting interconnection with other modules within the context of the project when moved adjacent to one another within a course creation workspace. The course creation workspace includes a visual editing facility allowing a user to assemble the project through drag and drop interconnection of the modules within a project prompt that is a visual instantiation of learning goals associated with an educational standard. Such assembly automatically generates lesson content and associates badges representing the lessons, which badges become available to students as they complete the respective lessons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: JUCI INC.
    Inventor: Sharon Eva Marzouk
  • Patent number: 10654598
    Abstract: A wrapping apparatus, its components, and corresponding methods for wrapping a load in packaging material are described herein. The apparatus has a packaging material dispenser having a frame and a plurality of packaging material supplies. The apparatus also has a load press for wrapping an upper surface of the load, where the load press has a central press section and a peripheral press section which can disengage the upper surface to allow wrapping of at least a part thereof. The apparatus also has an enclosure to prevent access during operation, as well as a packaging material seeking assembly which seeks out the packaging material to be wrapped. The apparatus and methods described allow for an automatic wrapping of a load which minimizes operator intervention, and further allow for the automatic resupply of packaging material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventors: Pascal H. Lemieux, Ivaylo Brankov, Sylvain Samson, Eric Dubreuil, Guy Lopes
  • Patent number: 10630842
    Abstract: A method for routing customer service requests to call centers includes collecting data associated with customer service experience between a customer and a call center regarding a completed customer call. The collected data is analyzed to determine a quality of customer service for one or more completed calls between the customer and the call center. A nature of an incoming customer call is determined. The incoming customer call is routed to a call center based upon making reference to the analyzed collected data such that the nature of the customer call matches with corresponding one or more favorable attributes of the call center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (“USAA”)
    Inventors: Vijay Jayapalan, Gregory Yarbrough, Eric Smith
  • Patent number: 10621881
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing an alert to a user device based on generated parameters are disclosed herein. The system can include: a content management server; and a memory communicatingly connected to the content management server via a communication network. The memory can include: a content library database; and a user profile database. The system can include a user device and a supervisor device. The system can include a content management server that can calculate a risk probability and can generate and send an alert to the supervisor device when the risk probability exceeds a threshold level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: WSE HONG KONG LIMITED
    Inventors: Adam S. Black, Rasil Warnakulasooriya, Ken Davis, Eric Friedman
  • Patent number: 10617944
    Abstract: An example of a game system includes a controller device and an information processing device. The controller device includes an inertia sensor and a vibrating portion. The controller device transmits, to the information processing device, operation data including data from the inertia sensor. The game system obtains operation data including data from the inertia sensor. The game system determines a speed of an operation of rotating the controller device based on the operation data. The game system vibrates the vibrating portion with an intensity that is determined in accordance with the speed of the rotating operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuya Kojima, Masato Mizuta, Ryo Kataoka, Masaru Nii
  • Patent number: 10581828
    Abstract: A certification management system helps an organization develop and maintain a repository of current certification status of employees. The system may integrate multiple learning management systems and other enterprise level systems across the organization. The system facilitates identifying and enrolling targeted employees for any number and type of certification programs. The system may also implement and support reconfiguring certification programs, for example, during training, and enforcing recertification requirements according to maturing business needs. The system provides automated workflows that facilitate a formal, structured approach to the development and recognition of specific specialized skills at scale by infusing more consistency, rigor, and objectivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Accenture Global Services Limited
    Inventors: John Kessler, Monica A Larosa, Ashok P Vira, Abdulquader A Kinariwala, Siddhartha S. Dhamankar, Gordon Trujillo
  • Patent number: 10547889
    Abstract: A method and system for planning and running video-on-demand (VOD) advertising includes a planner for planning advertising campaigns and an ad selector for running selected advertisements from selected ones of the campaigns. The campaigns are associated with household demographic classifications, video content category categories, household geographic locations, and/or video viewing times. In response to a viewer requesting a video, the selector selects the campaigns corresponding to the demographic classification associated with the viewer, the content category of the requested video, the geographic location associated with the viewer, and/or the viewing time at which the requested video is viewed. The demographic classification is determined by using an identifier of the viewer's set-top-box. The selector may select the campaigns corresponding to the content categories of the requested video. The content categories are determined by using an identifier associated with the requested video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Neville A. Black
  • Patent number: 10546509
    Abstract: Methods, systems and computer program products for evaluating contributions in collaborative environments are provided herein. A computer-implemented method includes obtaining indications of tasks of a given workload that are completed by respective ones of a plurality of client devices. The method also includes identifying first and second tasks completed by first and second client devices at first and second times, determining whether the first task provides a clue for the second task and whether the second time is within a designated time window starting after the first time, and analyzing eye-gaze information to determine whether a second user of the second client device observed a first user of the first client device performing the first task. The method further comprises modifying contribution scores for the first and second users responsive to the determinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Prasenjit Dey, Vijay Ekambaram, Aditya Sinha, Mohak Sukhwani
  • Patent number: 10530141
    Abstract: An improved access electrical box for housing electrical connections for integration with an electrical system having a conduit and a plurality of conduit wires, the electrical box comprising a plurality of box panels forming an interior space and a front opening, the electrical box further has a top opening, and a movable access panel which selectively covers and uncovers the top opening and has a wiring aperture which allows the conduit wires to be inserted into the interior space, the electric box further has an installed device having device wires, which is secured within the front opening such that the device wires extend into the interior space, the movable access panel allows a user to splice the device wires and the conduit wires through the top opening to complete the electrical connections, and is further adapted to enclose the electrical connections when the movable panel is a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventor: Richard Fioriello
  • Patent number: 10521752
    Abstract: An auditing system for creating audits, presenting the audits to auditor users, capturing data via a user interface, compiling results from captured data, and presenting the results, is disclosed. The auditing system is configured to define and present audit elements and sub elements in a parent-child fashion. The auditing system may be configured to extract scores of audit elements into customizable categories. A location of an auditor device may be determined for tailoring audit content to the auditor device based on the determined location. Machine-readable identification tags may be scanned via an auditor device for determining an identity of the scanned identification tag and associating the identification tag with an audit element. Audit results may be presented visually in an interactable graph such that a user may view scores for each category of each audit element. Further, various scheduling systems are disclosed for scheduling work.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventor: Susan Elaine Williamson
  • Patent number: 10516691
    Abstract: Methods and systems for network-based intervention are disclosed. The methods can include receiving a user response and analyzing the user response and other user data to determine a user typology. The user typology can be compared with risk data that indicates the user's risk of failing to achieve a target outcome based on the identified user typology. If the user's risk of failing to achieve the target outcome exceeds a desired level, a mitigation plan can be generated and provided to the user to thereby facilitate in the attainment of the target outcome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: PEARSON EDUCATION, INC.
    Inventors: Sean A. York, Steven H. Hill
  • Patent number: 10516698
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to provisioning honeypot computing services using a simulation state database to simulate a set of computing resources. One example includes a system that receives a mutating request associated with honeypot credentials, updates a simulation state database associated with the honeypot credentials at least based on the mutating request and generates a simulated mutating response based at least on the simulation state database that simulates a response to the mutating request. The system can also receive a query request associated with the honeypot credentials, query the simulation state database at least based on the query request, and generate a simulated query response based at least on the simulation state database that simulates a response to the query request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Nicholas Alexander Allen
  • Patent number: 10490093
    Abstract: It is disclosed a method and system for controllably adjusting temperature of a training area of an interactive training simulator performing an interactive computer simulation. The interactive training simulator, such as a flight simulator, is associated with a non-simulated area (NSA) housing electronic components used for performing the simulation. The heat generated in the NSA is transferred to the training area, or cockpit, hence eliminating the need for a heating system. Hence, the controlled recirculation of the hot air into the non-simulated area (NSA) improves efficiency of the interactive training simulator and reduces energy consumption. The system also maintains air quality inside the training area by continuously monitoring non-temperature related parameters such as humidity, or gas, volatile organic compounds (VOC) or particle concentrations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: CAE Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Debonville, Sebastien Labelle
  • Patent number: 10490103
    Abstract: A system for assessing electrical wiring skills that includes an electrical assessment circuit for transmitting a unique power signal through each of the hot, neutral and ground wires in an electrical circuit, whereby correctness of wired connections can be detected and wiring defects can be reported with an identification of the specific wire or wires that are incorrectly connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Realityworks, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeremiah R. Bauer