Psychology Patents (Class 434/236)
  • Patent number: 11455906
    Abstract: A system for improving personality traits is provided. The system includes at least one processor configured to provide an option to a user for selecting at least one personality trait from a plurality of personality traits. The processor is also configured to suggest at least one alternate personality trait for selection based on the personality trait selected by the user, and allow selection of at least one of the suggested alternate personality traits or proceed with the earlier selection. The processor is further configured to suggest one or more actions based on the personality trait selected by the user, wherein the action is to cause an improvement in the selected personality trait of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: DHARMA LIFE SCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Jonnalagadda Sasidhar, Gowthami Vasudev, Manisha Naresh Nagpal
  • Patent number: 11443339
    Abstract: A method that provides a virtual presentation includes receiving a user ID on a computer, creating a user account, registering first and second real-world products on the computer responsive to receiving first and second registration codes, and linking the first and second products with the user account. Responsive to the registering, first and second virtual representations of the respective real-world products are simultaneously displayed together in a virtual room. A control interface allows a user provided access via the user ID to select one of the first and second virtual representations for control. Subsequent access to said user account provides access to both first and second virtual representations without subsequent re-entry of either the first or second registration code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Inventor: Howard Ganz
  • Patent number: 11439340
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, a display device may be provided. The display device may include: a receiver configured to receive user data based on an electroencephalography measurement; at least one light source; and a controller configured to control the at least one light source based on the user data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Razer (Asia-Pacific) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Min-Liang Tan, Kian Sin Yeo, Beng Leong Toh, Ji Fong Lim, Gui Mei Dai, Kah Yong Lee, Aninda Kanti Sen
  • Patent number: 11423095
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer storage media for providing action-recommendations (e.g., save action, collaboration action, and upload action) using cloud system operations in a cloud system. For example, action-recommendations are predicted using usage data of applications and communicated to a user (e.g., via a prompt) such that the user elects to perform or not perform the action-recommendation. In operation, usage data for an application and an action-recommendation profile are accessed. Determining that an action-recommendation should be generated is based on the usage data and the action-recommendation profile. The determination is further based on action scores and thresholds (e.g., save action, collaboration action, upload action). When the action scores meet certain thresholds, the action-recommendation is generated as a save-action-recommendation, a collaboration-action-recommendation, or an upload-action-recommendation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: William N. Saez, Pramod Kumar Gupta, Sidhika Varshney, Jichen Yang, Joe A. Herzog, Michael M. Santos, Ransom L. Richardson, Yimeng Li, Yash Ravi Punjabi, Tejprakash S. Gill, Tracy A. Childers, Siqing Chen, Rui Hu, Jinnie Park, Elijah John Scherrer, Raymond C. Li, Juan Antonio Karmy Tacla, Priya Tushar Nakhre, Anshul Basia, David Milićević
  • Patent number: 11410572
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for treating excessive or problematic computer use. In at least one embodiment, a method is employed to treat excessive or problematic computer use by acquiring information about the unwanted user activity, monitoring user activity for the unwanted behavior, controlling the behavior when it occurs, enabling the user to record self-observations and evaluating the results. This method may employ a computer based system to treat excessive or problematic computer use which includes configuring a user activity monitor with constraints, programmatically enforcing those constraints, reporting the activities monitored and restricted, and enabling a user to input self-observations. Potential constraints include a complete bar on the user activity, as well as, progressively decreasing the amount of time the user may engage in the activity, i.e. titrating the user activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Inventors: Joanne Walker, Saul Rosenthal
  • Patent number: 11403551
    Abstract: A system and method for validating unsupervised machine learning models. The method includes: analyzing, via unsupervised machine learning, a plurality of sensory inputs associated with a machine, wherein the unsupervised machine learning outputs at least one normal behavior pattern of the machine; generating, based on the at least one normal behavior pattern, at least one artificial anomaly, wherein each artificial anomaly deviates from the at least one normal behavior pattern; injecting the at least one artificial anomaly into the plurality of sensory inputs to create an artificial dataset; and analyzing the artificial dataset to determine whether a candidate model is a valid representation of operation of the machine, wherein analyzing the artificial dataset further comprises running the candidate model using the artificial dataset as an input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Presenso, Ltd.
    Inventors: David Lavid Ben Lulu, Eitan Vesely
  • Patent number: 11403522
    Abstract: A method trains and utilizes an artificial intelligence (AI) system. The AI system receives a question that has contextual features. The method trains the AI system to identify entries in a corpus that have one or more of the contextual features from the question. The method further trains the AI system to: form a set of answers to the question based on identified contextual entries in the corpus; identify and name an entry in the corpus that has a highest quantity of contextual features that match the contextual features in the question as an initial answer to the question; identify and merge multiple other answers to the question from the corpus; and replace the initial answer with the merged answer in order to create a fully trained AI system. The fully trained AI system is then utilized to answer the question with the merged answer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen A. Boxwell, Kyle M. Brake, Keith G. Frost, Stanley J. Vernier
  • Patent number: 11398160
    Abstract: A system, apparatus, and method for educating and reducing stress for patients with childhood illnesses or trauma is disclosed, which uses an interactive location-aware toy and a distributed sensor network in a healthcare facility. Patients are educated and calmed by providing location-specific education and stress reduction techniques. The system's implementation logic can be used to coordinate care for patients, track a patient's progress in completing a custom care treatment plan, and create reminders about appointments, medication adherence, or the like. Healthcare providers can better assist and track the progress of the patient's completion of the custom care treatment plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Sproutel, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron J. Horowitz, Joel B. Schwartz, Hannah Chung, Brian Oley
  • Patent number: 11398920
    Abstract: A presentation service generates an audience interface for an electronic presentation. The audience interface may simulate an in-person presentation, including features such as a central presenter and seat locations for audience members. The audience members may select emotes which may be displayed in the audience interface. The emotes may indicate the audience members' opinion of the content being presented. The presentation service may enable chats between multiple audience members, grouping of audience members private rooms, and other virtual simulations of functions corresponding to in-person presentations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Airbnb, Inc.
    Inventors: Avand Amiri, Stepan Parunashvili
  • Patent number: 11389058
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and method for pupil tracking and eye-markers extracting using an image acquisition device such as a visible-light camera shooting a non-static head. In an embodiment of the present invention eye-markers are extracted from one eye or from both eyes. The extraction from both eyes uses for averaging the results of the two eyes when abnormalities are detected in one of the eyes. In addition, the invention relates to a computerized application, which interacts with a user (for example trough a game or movie, usually in a context of biofeedback), and takes video shooting of the users face and eyes during said interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventors: Yossi Rubner, Eran Ferri
  • Patent number: 11373546
    Abstract: Data processing systems according to various embodiments are adapted to process data regarding the self-awareness of a user for use in the development of the user's executive function. In various embodiments, the data processing system: (1) executes computer-readable instructions that, when executed by the at least one computer processor, facilitate the playing of a game by the user; (2) gathers performance data indicating the user's performance while the user plays the game; and (3) automatically evaluates the performance data to assess, for the user, the ability to remember to perform various tasks, to stay on task, and to coach others by taking perspective, giving feedback, and mentoring them to do well. The data processing system may gather and process related data on various levels and then use this information to assist the user in improving the user's executive function skills.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: ExQ, LLC
    Inventor: Sucheta A. Kamath
  • Patent number: 11372809
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods for providing a correlated content organization in a content management system based upon a training set. In accordance with an embodiment, the systems and methods described herein can build a training set based upon observations of received inputs to determine patterns that are used often in content merges. Once a pattern is established, the systems and methods can provide indications of proposed merges based upon the training set and rules established therefrom that fit the same, or similar (e.g., within a defined variant) of the pattern. The system can then receive an indication of whether the suggestion is accepted or rejected, and such decision can be fed back into the learning system. This way the accuracy of the content merge improves over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hareesh S Kadlabalu, Bhageerath Arasachetty, Praveen Kumar Jayaram, Shyam Babu Prasad
  • Patent number: 11369770
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a brain stimulating device and, particularly, relates to a brain stimulating device comprising: a brainwave measurement unit for outputting a brainwave signal; and a stimulation unit for applying spindle-like stimulation to a brain in accordance with the generation of slow oscillation included in the brainwave signal. The brain stimulating device according to the present invention can reinforce memory or reduce memory deterioration due to dementia. Also, the brain stimulating device according to the present invention can reinforce hippocampus-dependent memory. Further, a portable device according to the present invention can control and monitor the brain stimulating device. Moreover, a method for assessing the performance of the brain stimulating device according to the present invention can assess the performance of the brain stimulating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: INSTITUTE FOR BASIC SCIENCE
    Inventors: Hee-Sup Shin, Charles Francois Vincent Latchoumane, Jan Born
  • Patent number: 11361024
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining relationships between units are described. An illustrative system may include a semantic knowledge base having information regarding stored relationships between a plurality of units associated with content, a processor and a non-transitory, processor-readable storage medium in communication with the processor. The storage medium may include one or more programming instructions that, when executed, cause the processor to direct a display to present the plurality of units to one or more users, receive an input from each of the one or more users, compare the input with the information in the semantic knowledge base and determine whether the input corresponds to a stored relationship and provide a notification to each of the one or more users based upon the determining. The input may correspond to a determination of a relationship between the plurality of units based upon the content of each unit by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: GANALILA, LLC
    Inventors: Jaisree Moorthy, Shreedhar Natarajan
  • Patent number: 11354614
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing information relating to professional growth are provided. A client provides client data regarding professional growth. The current level of professional growth of the client is determined, and the next level of professional growth is identified. The client is provided with information regarding the next level, based on the identification of the next level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: The Strategic Coach
    Inventors: Daniel J. Sullivan, Barbara Sue Smith
  • Patent number: 11334268
    Abstract: One embodiment of the invention provides a method for data lineage and data provenance enhancement. The method comprises arranging a data set into a logical ordering, and partitioning the data set into at least one set of partitions based on the logical ordering. The method further comprises, for each partition of the at least one set of partitions, determining a corresponding score for the partition, and determining a data similarity between the partition and each other partition of each other data set based on the corresponding score for the partition and another score corresponding to the other partition. The method further comprises determining data lineage of the data set based on each data similarity determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul R. Bastide, Aris Gkoulalas-Divanis, Rohit Ranchal
  • Patent number: 11328159
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides method, apparatus and system for detecting contents expressing emotions from a video. The method may comprise: dividing the video into a plurality of clips; extracting, from a first clip and at least one second clip of the plurality of clips, features associated with the first clip; determining whether the first clip expresses emotions based on the features associated with the first clip; and building an index containing the first clip based on the features associated with the first clip if the first clip expresses emotions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Yilong Tang, Bo Han
  • Patent number: 11308743
    Abstract: A gate apparatus includes: an exit gate door; a first biometrics information acquisition unit that acquires, from a user who moves toward the exit gate door in a closed state, first target biometrics information to be compared with registered biometrics information registered in advance; a second biometrics information acquisition unit that acquires second target biometrics information to be compared with the registered biometrics information from the use who stops in front of the exit gate door when there is no matching in a comparison between the first target biometrics information and the registered biometrics information or the comparison is unable to be performed; and a door control unit that opens the closed exit gate door in accordance with a result of a comparison between the first target biometrics information or the second target biometrics information and the registered biometrics information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Risa Tagawa, Noriyuki Hiramoto
  • Patent number: 11302206
    Abstract: Social skills can be taught using a customized interactive model. As part of this model, an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) individual and an influencer are involved in creating customized content that will later be presented to the individual as part of an interactive game or other learning environment. This customized content includes both visual and audio content of the individual and the influencer and other graphical content selected and/or customized by the individual. One problem faced when teaching individuals is that they do not instantaneously connect noises with sources or relate words they hear with the speaker. By involving the individual in the creation of the customized content, the likelihood that the individual will make such connections can be increased since the individual is more likely to recognize content that he or she created in conjunction with an influencer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Teaching It Right, LLC
    Inventor: Andrea Facer Johnson
  • Patent number: 11302338
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices are provided for responding to requests received from users in a healthcare facility, and for generating alerts based upon criticality detected in received verbal utterances. A personal assistant device (PAD) may receive a verbal request for information. The identity of the requestor may be verified and a response to the request may be received by the PAD. In some cases, prior to audibly outputting the response, it may be determined whether the response contains protected health information (PHI). Upon determining that the response contains PHI, the presence of persons other than the patient in proximity to the PAD and/or security of the location of the PAD may be evaluated prior to audibly outputting the response. Additionally, alerts having a heightened criticality may be generated when a received verbal utterance is determined to have a heightened criticality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventors: Todd Bechtel, Chad Hays, Amanda Sleightholm
  • Patent number: 11301640
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products related to a cognitive assistant for co-generating creative content are provided herein. A computer-implemented method includes obtaining semantic-level inputs from at least one user, wherein the semantic-level inputs pertain to multiple aspects of a desired content narrative; generating textual content based at least in part on the semantic-level inputs, wherein said generating the textual content comprises applying one or more deep learning algorithms to the semantic-level inputs; generating image content based at least in part on the generated textual content; creating the desired content narrative by integrating (i) the generated textual content and (ii) the generated image content; and outputting the desired content narrative to the at least one user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Anush Sankaran, Pranay Lohia, Priyanka Agrawal, Disha Shrivastava, Anirban Laha, Parag Jain
  • Patent number: 11301747
    Abstract: In some embodiments, affective-state-based artificial intelligence may be facilitated. One or more growth or decay factors for a set of affective attributes of an artificial intelligence entity may be determined, and a set of affective values, which are associated with the set of affective attributes, may be continuously updated based on the growth or decay factors. An input may be obtained, and a response related to the input may be generated based on the continuously-updated set of affective values of the artificial intelligence entity. In some embodiments, the growth or decay factors may be updated based on the input and subsequent to the updating of the decay factors, the affective values may be updated based on the updated growth or decay factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: EmergeX, LLC
    Inventors: Roy Feinson, Ariel Mikhael Katz, Michael Joseph Karlin
  • Patent number: 11281699
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor configured to acquire structured information created by a first user and structured information created by a second user, the structured information including structured contents and in accordance with the acquired structured information, suggest a content as a linking destination of a new content when the new content is incorporated in the structured information created by the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Yuta Nakamori, Kengo Tokuchi
  • Patent number: 11276493
    Abstract: Device configuration based on predicting a health affliction. A process acquires measurements of conditions that a user is experiencing. The process predicts, based on the measurements, whether the user will experience a particular health affliction. Based on predicting that the user will experience the particular health affliction, the process configures devices of an environment in which the user is present to reduce effects of the devices on symptoms of the particular health affliction. The configuring includes adjusting a respective at least one state of each device of the devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Francisco M. Gomez Sanchez, Jeronimo Irazabal, Pablo R. Najimovich, Pablo J. Pedemonte, Hernan P. Petersen
  • Patent number: 11270537
    Abstract: A gate apparatus includes: an exit gate door; a first biometrics information acquisition unit that acquires, from a user who moves toward the exit gate door in a closed state, first target biometrics information to be compared with registered biometrics information registered in advance; a second biometrics information acquisition unit that acquires second target biometrics information to be compared with the registered biometrics information from the use who stops in front of the exit gate door when there is no matching in a comparison between the first target biometrics information and the registered biometrics information or the comparison is unable to be performed; and a door control unit that opens the closed exit gate door in accordance with a result of a comparison between the first target biometrics information or the second target biometrics information and the registered biometrics information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Risa Tagawa, Noriyuki Hiramoto
  • Patent number: 11263914
    Abstract: Systems and methods of the present invention provide for generating a first, second, and third series of interface objects comprising a first and second sequence respectively, displayed on a graphical user interface (GUI). At least one visual indicator display object is also displayed that requires a switch between the first and second series of user interface objects. A user navigates through the first and second series of interface objects, including the visual indicator display object(s), and a score for the user is calculated according to a user input matching, or failing to match, a correct response associated with a task data defining a function skill demonstrating a cognitive ability of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: PEARSON EDUCATION, INC.
    Inventors: Dean Delis, Lisa Whipple Drozdick, James Holdnack
  • Patent number: 11259728
    Abstract: Computing devices, methods and computer-readable mediums for providing guided meditation to patients based on results of a psychological test are provided herein. Contemplated computing devices can comprise a processor, a memory for storing a computer-readable medium comprising computer-readable instructions stored therein, wherein the instructions are executable by the processor to serve psychological tests to the patient through a virtual patient portal, transform results of the psychological tests into sets of psychological conditions of the patient, match predefined meditation paths to the patient and serve guided meditation tracks in the matched meditation paths to the patient through the virtual patient portal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: WELLBRAIN, INC.
    Inventors: Ruben Kalra, William Longton, Richard Shinaman
  • Patent number: 11238089
    Abstract: Provided are systems, methods, and computer-readable medium for operating a content delivery system. In various examples, the content delivery system can transmit a series of queries to a computing device for display in an application executing on the computing device. The content delivery service can receive a first set of responses, and determine from these response an additional series of queries. The additional series of queries can also be transmitted to the computing device. The content delivery service can receive a second set of responses for the additional series of queries. The content delivery service can further use the responses to determine a presentation for a program of content, the presentation including graphics, text, and audio. The content delivery service can transmit the present and the program of content to the computing device, where the computing device can render the presentation to modify an appearance of the program of content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Big Health Inc.
    Inventors: Peter A. Hames, Colin Espie, Kelvin Kwong, Jenna Rae Carl, Killian O'Connell
  • Patent number: 11238748
    Abstract: A method is implemented by a computing device for helping a particular user use a user interface (UI). Electroencephalography (EEG) data is obtained that indicates brain activity of a particular user during a period in which that user views the UI and/or interprets help information that describes how to use the UI. Based on the EEG data, the computing device selects, from among multiple predefined cognitive states, the one or more cognitive states that characterize the particular user during the period. The computing device assists the particular user to use the UI by customizing the help information for the particular user based on the one or more selected cognitive states. A complementary computing device and computer program product are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Matthew John Lawrenson, Julian Charles Nolan
  • Patent number: 11240560
    Abstract: Implementations relate to an automated assistant that provides and manages output from one or more elements of output hardware of a computing device. The automated assistant manages dynamic adjustment of access permissions to the computing device according to, for example, a detected presence of one or more users. An active-user queue can be established each time a unique user enters a viewing window of a camera of the computing device when, up to that point, no user was considered active. Multiple image frames can be captured via the camera and processed to determine whether an initial user remains in the viewing window and/or whether another user has entered the viewing window. The initial user can be considered active as long as they are exclusively detected in the viewing window. Restricted content associated with the user may be rendered by the computing device whilst the user is active.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jaclyn Konzelmann, Tuan Nguyen, Vinay Bettadapura, Andrew C. Gallagher, Utsav Prabhu, Caroline Pantofaru
  • Patent number: 11238286
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides method, apparatus and system for detecting contents expressing emotions from a video. The method may comprise: dividing the video into a plurality of clips; extracting, from a first clip and at least one second clip of the plurality of clips, features associated with the first clip; determining whether the first clip expresses emotions based on the features associated with the first clip; and building an index containing the first clip based on the features associated with the first clip if the first clip expresses emotions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Yilong Tang, Bo Han
  • Patent number: 11232478
    Abstract: A mechanism by which a secure, privacy preserving query system may be constructed from blockchain technology is disclosed. This system operates on the local differential privacy model through random responses using a private weighted coin protocol. The system specified allows for the ejection of malicious and/or non-interactive participants, minimizes blockchain storage size, and provides a mechanism for forward secrecy. The system specification uses a distributed random beacon to provide a public source of randomness. This randomness is utilized to perform random subset selection from a publicly known list of participating entities. The system uses a homomorphic self-tallying voting protocol under homomorphic encryption to further ensure participant privacy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Inventors: Aaron Brown, Tom Bollich, Adam Helfgott, Rebecca Lerner, Nelson Hunter Prendergast, Nikolaos Melissaris Papanikolaou
  • Patent number: 11227259
    Abstract: A computer server system and method are disclosed for personalization and customizable filtering of network search results and search result rankings, such as for Internet searching. A representative server system comprises: a network interface to receive a query from a respondent or co-respondent; at least one data storage device storing a plurality of return queries; and one or more processors adapted to access the data storage device and using the query, to select the return queries for transmission; to search the data storage device for corresponding pluralities of responses to the return queries from other co-respondents or respondents; to pair-wise score the responses and generate pair-wise alignment scores for respondent and co-respondent combinations; to sort and rank the combinations according to the alignment scores; and to output a listing of the sorted and ranked respondents or co-respondents to form the personalized network search results and search result rankings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Digerati, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Balasia, Joseph Klecha, Robert Levy, Timothy Kocoloski
  • Patent number: 11222516
    Abstract: Methods, systems and computing devices are described herein for monitoring a premises when residents or other users are present in order to detect patterns of activity at the premises. Such patterns may comprise, for example, a typical schedule indicating usage of one or more devices by one or more users of the premises. When a user is away or otherwise inactive, commands may be sent to various user devices to make it appear (e.g., to those outside the premises) as if the user is present by simulating and/or recreating the patterns that were previously detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Amit Garg, Richard Woundy
  • Patent number: 11222269
    Abstract: A method, system and computer-usable medium for providing composite cognitive insights comprising receiving streams of data from a plurality of data sources; processing the streams of data from the plurality of data sources, the processing the streams of data from the plurality of data sources performing data enriching and generating a sub-graph for incorporation into a cognitive graph; processing the cognitive graph, the processing the cognitive graph providing a plurality of individual cognitive insights; generating a composite cognitive insight, the composite cognitive insight being composed of the plurality of individual cognitive insights; and, providing the composite cognitive insight to a user via a set of cognitive media content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Cognitive Scale, Inc.
    Inventors: Neeraj Chawla, Joshua L. Segars
  • Patent number: 11210967
    Abstract: Various embodiments are directed to a central executive training (CET) platform that targets central executive processes, rather than short term memory. Central executive deficits have been linked experimentally and developmentally with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) symptoms and impairments. Unfortunately, substantial evidence indicates that conventional working memory training programs fail to improve these symptoms and impairments. This discrepancy may reflect insufficient targeting, as extant protocols focus on short term memory and do not adequately engage the specific central executive components linked with the disorder's behavioral and functional impairments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Florida State University Research Foundation, INC.
    Inventor: Michael J. Kofler
  • Patent number: 11202594
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a stimulus information compiling method for tests, characterized in that, the stimulus information compiling method comprises the following steps: selecting and using stimulus information which follows a statistics-normal distribution and is analyzed and measured by validity to form a stimulus information database (Q); reasonably setting at least one stimulus information to be a test including at least one test sequence, for a subject to make a selection according to his or her personal interests; comparing a test score of the subject with that of a valid sample person in a normal distribution model, thereby confirming the distribution of the subject in each cognitive dimension. The present invention compares a test score of the subject with that of a valid sample person in a normal distribution model, thereby confirming the test result of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: BEIJING HUANDU INSTITUTE OF WISDOM-MIND TECHNOLOGY LTD.
    Inventors: Jianzhong Wo, Yang Liu
  • Patent number: 11206235
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can determine that broadcasting of a live content stream has concluded. The concluded live content stream is converted to a post live media content item. The post live media content item corresponding to the concluded live content stream is published through the social networking system. The post live media content item remains accessible through the social networking system for a pre-determined period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Shilpa Sarkar, Mari Sheibley, Lu D. Chen, Vincent Yu-Shien Chen, Nayeon Kim, Ankur Sadhoo, Rohan Roy Choudhury, Aman Jain, Lukas Camra, Ang Li
  • Patent number: 11200242
    Abstract: Embodiments for medical condition communication management by one or more processors. A maturity score and medical condition acceptance score relating to a medical condition of a user may be estimated according to data collected from one or more devices associated with the user. The maturity score may represent a measure of an emotional state, age, and cognitive reasoning ability. The medical condition acceptance score may represent a measure of understanding and acceptance capability of the medical condition. One or more search results responsive to a search query related to the medical condition submitted by the user may be adjusted according to the maturity score, the medical condition acceptance score, and an appropriateness of communications for the one or more search results based on a plurality of identified contextual factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sasikanth Eda, Deepak R. Ghuge, Sandeep R. Patil, Sachin C. Punadikar
  • Patent number: 11176377
    Abstract: The exemplified system and method facilitates process, grammar, and framework to perform analytics operations, and visualize the result of analytics operations using augmented reality. The exemplified system and method can be used, but is not limited to, for augmented reality presentations of physical objects as paper documents, digital or printed signage, posters, physical or digital displays, real-world objects, indoor and outdoor spaces, hardware device displays, vehicle dashboards, and other real-world scenes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Ohio State Innovation Foundation
    Inventors: Arnab Nandi, Codi Burley
  • Patent number: 11175736
    Abstract: The disclosed apparatus, systems and methods relate to pupillary assisted communication systems, devices and methods. A classification algorithm such as a hybrid classification algorithm is utilized to utilize at least one pupillary-response sensing device and at least one non-pupillary response sensing device to generate and process subject data to improve feedback systems and improve non-verbal communication and stimulus-response operations systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: South Dakota Board of Regents
    Inventors: Lee Baugh, Kelene Fercho
  • Patent number: 11163822
    Abstract: Provided are techniques for enhancing images with emotion information, comprising capturing a plurality of images; identifying an individual in the plurality of images; analyzing the plurality of images for emotional content; converting the emotional content into emotion metadata; correlating the emotional content with the individual to produce associated emotion metadata; and storing the associated emotion metadata in conjunction with the captured image in a computer-readable storage medium. The disclosed techniques may also include capturing physiological data corresponding to an individual that captures the image; analyzing the physiological data for a second emotional content; converting the second emotional content into a second emotion metadata; storing the second emotion metadata in conjunction with the captured image in the computer-readable storage medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ilse M. Breedvelt-Schouten, Jana H. Jenkins, Jeffrey A. Kusnitz, John A. Lyons
  • Patent number: 11164120
    Abstract: Behavioral profiling with actionable feedback methodologies and systems is provided. Benchmarking of profiles against empirical data can be utilized to determine areas of weakness in profiles or asymmetries relative to a benchmark. Feedback methodologies allow for optimization of individualized profiles and re-evaluation of behavioral profiling based on empirical data, as well as optimal profile grouping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Swarm Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Suzan Briganti, Katherine Laraine Dechow, Alain Samson
  • Patent number: 11157822
    Abstract: A system for classification using expert data includes at least a server. The system includes an expert submission processing module operating on the at least a server, the expert submission processing module designed and configured to receive at least an expert submission relating constitutional data to ameliorative recommendation data. The system includes a model generator operating on the at least a server, the model generator designed and configured to generate, using the at least an expert submission, and a constitutional inquiry, an ameliorative output. The system includes a client-interface module operating on the at least a server, the client-interface module designed and configured to receive, from a user client device, the constitutional inquiry and transmit, to the user client device, the ameliorative output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: KPN INNOVATONS LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth Neumann
  • Patent number: 11157549
    Abstract: Provided are techniques for enhancing images with emotion information, comprising capturing a plurality of images; identifying an individual in the plurality of images; analyzing the plurality of images for emotional content; converting the emotional content into emotion metadata; correlating the emotional content with the individual to produce associated emotion metadata; and storing the associated emotion metadata in conjunction with the captured image in a computer-readable storage medium. The disclosed techniques may also include capturing physiological data corresponding to an individual that captures the image; analyzing the physiological data for a second emotional content; converting the second emotional content into a second emotion metadata; storing the second emotion metadata in conjunction with the captured image in the computer-readable storage medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ilse M. Breedvelt-Schouten, Jana H. Jenkins, Jeffrey A. Kusnitz, John A. Lyons
  • Patent number: 11144834
    Abstract: A predictive analytics system and method in the setting of multi-class classification are disclosed, for identifying systematic changes in an evaluation dataset processed by a fraud-detection model by examining the time series histories of an ensemble of entities such as accounts. The ensemble of entities is examined and processed both individually and in aggregate, via a set of features determined previously using a distinct training dataset. The specific set of features in question may be calculated from the entity's time series history, and may or may not be used by the model to perform the classification. Certain properties of the detected changes are measured and used to improve the efficacy of the predictive model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: FAIR ISAAC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Scott Michael Zoldi, Jim Coggeshall, Yuting Jia
  • Patent number: 11138528
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing professional development are provided. A client provides information indicating a current status, which may concern a professional task performed by the client and a portion of income associated with the task. The progress of the client toward a professional goal is calculated, and a recommendation concerning an appropriate next step is communicated to the client. Professional goals may include a level of income, efficiency, type of tasks performed, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: The Strategic Coach
    Inventor: Daniel J. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 11132920
    Abstract: A system provides an intervention for a user and comprises at least one processor. The system monitors behavior and context of a user to generate a behavior history. One or more models are utilized to determine an intervention for the user to induce a behavior modification, wherein the one or more models map interventions to user context and behavior and utilize the behavior history to determine an effective intervention for the user. The intervention is provided to the user and feedback is received in response to the intervention. The one or more models are updated based on the feedback. Embodiments of the present invention further include a method and computer program product for providing an intervention to a user in substantially the same manner described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Marie Angelopoulos, Shahram Ebadollahi, Stewart T. Sill, Michal Rosen-Zvi, Ching-Hua Chen, James V. Codella, Si Sun
  • Patent number: 11120352
    Abstract: A method for operating a cognitive monitor includes measuring a cognitive tone of a user, determining a categorization of the cognitive tone of the user, selecting an effector using the categorization of the cognitive tone of the user, wherein the effector is selected to achieve a predicted future cognitive tone in the user, and applying the at least one effector using a feedback mechanism of the cognitive monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James R. Kozloski, Clifford A. Pickover, Valentina Salapura, Maja Vukovic
  • Patent number: 11116440
    Abstract: Disclosed is a computer-implemented method for biofeedback training of a subject, the method including iteratively obtaining a series of biomarkers, each biomarker being representative of a bio-signal of the subject on a first time window; computing an intermediate threshold Thrintermediate(t) based on the series of biomarkers on a second time window, such that the intermediate threshold on the second time window could provide the subject with an expected reward ratio; computing a threshold Thr(t) as the weighted sum of the intermediate threshold Thrintermediate(t) and the threshold of the previous iteration Thr(t?1) and reporting in real-time a reward to the subject based on the difference between the biomarker and the computed threshold Thr(t), wherein at each iteration the time windows are moved forward in time. Also disclosed is a system for implementing the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: CYREBRO TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventors: Marie Prat, Louis Mayaud