Question Or Problem Eliciting Response Patents (Class 434/322)
  • Patent number: 10289923
    Abstract: Implementations generally relate to producing a still image from a video or series of continuous frames. In some implementations, a method includes receiving the frames that a capture device shot while moving in at least two dimensions. The method further includes analyzing the frames to determine changes of positions of objects in at least two of the frames due to movement of the objects in the scene relative to changes of positions of objects due to the movement of the capture device during the shoot time. The method further includes determining, based at least in part on the variability of the objects, one or more target subjects which the capture device captures during the shoot time. One or more still images are generated from the plurality of frames having at least a portion of the target subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jason Adam Karsh, Jason Robert Richard Sanio
  • Patent number: 10290321
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are presented concerning network-accessible services that provide post-production digital compositing and motion graphics authoring to users who provide their own core content, which the services supplement via a user-driven interface through the inclusion of digital still images, artwork, video, sound, and/or other supplemental content selected by the user. In one embodiment, following selection and sequencing of the various core and supplemental content components, the services automatically generate and make available to a user a finished product that integrates core and supplemental content. To simplify the compositing task, a series of pre-formatted motion graphics video templates may be made available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: MOTIONPHOTO, INC.
    Inventors: Mark S. Orgill, Michael G. Orgill, David G. Kayo, Mugen Suzuki, Steven Shaun McIntyre
  • Patent number: 10268771
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for performing extended search are provided. The method includes receiving user-inputted keywords; extending the user-inputted keywords according to geographical information to acquire extended keywords; performing a search by using the extended keywords; and returning search results to the user. With the present technical solutions, privilege control can be effectively performed in a cloud storage system. With the present embodiments, more information may be provided to a user for reference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventors: Keke Cai, Hong Lei Guo, Zhong Su, Hui Jia Zhu
  • Patent number: 10243982
    Abstract: A device including: a parameter extracting unit that extracts each parameter from an access request, a character-string class converting unit that, with regard to each parameter, compares each part of a parameter value with a previously defined character string class, replaces the part with a longest matching character string class, and conducting conversion for a class sequence that is sequentially arranged in order of replacement, a profile storing unit that stores, as a profile in a storage unit, a class sequence with the appearance frequency of equal to or more than a predetermined value in the above-described group of class sequences with regard to the access request of the normal data as learning data, and a failure detecting unit that determines the presence or absence of an attack in accordance with the degree of similarity between the above-described class sequence and the profile with regard to the access request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventors: Yang Zhong, Hiroshi Asakura, Shingo Orihara, Kazufumi Aoki
  • Patent number: 10222946
    Abstract: An online video lesson builder system and method. The remotely-located system generates a single interface having a lesson index display area and a video display area for displaying data presentation (e.g., video) content associated with a lesson. A section control menu provides edit and assembly control buttons for editing and assembling the lesson and for segmenting the lesson into a plurality of time sections, each time section being associated with a key concept of the lesson.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventors: Justin Shelby Kitch, John Paul Tokash, Thai Duc Bui
  • Patent number: 10223716
    Abstract: A method of charging a customer for using a software program product that processes one or more documents that includes receiving, by a tracking server from at least one client application, information relating to a processing of a document using the software program product; determining if the information indicates a successful processing of the document; and upon positive determination, charging the customer with an amount for the successful processing of the document using the software program product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventors: Sterling Anson Moore, Norman Erik Stang
  • Patent number: 10223440
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to an information processing system for generating answers in response to questions. The system includes a memory, a processor system communicatively coupled to the memory. The processor system is configured to store in the memory data of a corpus of a predetermined entity, and receive a question comprising a natural language format. The processor circuit is further configured to analyze the data of the corpus of the predetermined entity to derive an emulated answer to the question, wherein the emulated answer includes an emulation of an actual answer that would be provided by the predetermined entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventors: Itzhack Goldberg, James R. Kozloski, Clifford A. Pickover, Maja Vukovic
  • Patent number: 10213672
    Abstract: An electronic punching bag includes an elongate bag formed of resilient material, a microprocessor disposed in an interior of the electronic punching bag or at a periphery of the electronic punching bag, and a display screen that extends around more than half of the periphery of the electronic punching bag. The display screen is configured to receive signals from the microprocessor. The signals cause the display screen to display visual signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventor: Steven Codrington
  • Patent number: 10217176
    Abstract: A system is provided for admitting learning users to a modular learning system. The user provides identity items and a preferred course of study to the modular learning system. The modular learning system maintains databases of learning applications, learning events, and learning services. The identity items and course of study are used to select a set of learning applications and other learning activities that would be of interest to the user. The selected set of activities is determined based on metadata associated with the various learning activities and the information provided by the learning user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignees: Monk Akarshala Design Private Limited, Monk Akarshala Inc.
    Inventor: Samridh Kapoor
  • Patent number: 10212542
    Abstract: Methods include receiving location data of a location associated with a meeting, and receiving check-in information from a member's device associated with a member in an audience. The meeting has a leader. A geo-fence is set, based on the location associated with the meeting. The member's device is determined whether it is within the geo-fence using at least one of (a) using a location sensor disposed within the member's device; and (b) identifying a locatable device that has a known location and that is connected to or nearby the member's device. Feedback from a plurality of devices associated with a group of members of the audience is collected, each one of the plurality of devices having its location determined as to whether it is within the geo-fence using at least one of (a) or (b) in conjunction with the collecting of feedback. The feedback is sent to the leader's device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Course Key, Inc.
    Inventors: Lucas Sophinos, Fadee Kannah, Ming Zhong, Marc Barron
  • Patent number: 10198962
    Abstract: A learning management system (LMS) for tracking student progress as students learn how to weld in a real-time, simulated, virtual reality welding training environment. Systems and methods to help welding instructors and students manage the data associated with instruction and learning in a virtual reality welding environment are provided. Welding student training data generated by students while using virtual reality welding systems is stored in a centralized database. The centralized database is accessible by a user (e.g., a welding instructor) using a personal computer having a learning management software application (LMSA) installed thereon. The LMSA is configured to allow the user to access at least a portion of the student training data for one or more of viewing, analysis, grading, and reporting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Deanna Postlethwaite, Matthew Wayne Wallace, David Anthony Zboray, Sarah Evans
  • Patent number: 10198959
    Abstract: A system for use in a lecture environment in which a lecturer delivers a lecture to students. The lecturer can broadcast questions to the students to test their understanding of the subject matter of the lecture, and the students' answers to those question are made available to the lecturer in real time. This makes it possible for the lecturer to adapt the lecture to the students' level of understanding of the subject matter of the lecture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Incorporated
    Inventors: Walter E. Drane, Susan J. Cardinal
  • Patent number: 10192043
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the invention generally relate to identity verification. A server may include at least one processor, and at least one memory including computer program code. The at least one memory and the computer program code may be configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the server at least to receive a data signal from a user computer for a user request to schedule an enrollment session with a remote live person, send a data signal to the user computer, capture a picture of the user via the webcam, perform a first verification, perform a second verification, perform a third verification, and perform a subsequent identity verification of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: ProctorU Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Jaeh, Jarrod Morgan, Don Kassner
  • Patent number: 10176366
    Abstract: Video relay services, communication systems, and methods are disclosed herein. The video relay service for providing automatic translation services during a real-time communication session. The video relay service comprises at least one server configured to receive a video stream containing sign language content from a video communication device associated with a hearing-impaired user; automatically translate the sign language content into a verbal language translation during the real-time communication session without assistance of a human sign language interpreter; and transmit the verbal language translation to a far-end communication device associated with a hearing-capable user during the real-time communication session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventor: Conrad A. Maxwell
  • Patent number: 10170205
    Abstract: A multi-dimensional surgical safety countermeasure system and method for using automated checklists to provide information to surgical staff in a surgical procedure. The system and method involve using checklists and receiving commands through the prompts of the checklists to update the information displayed on the display to guide the performance of a medical procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Karl Storz Endoscopy-America, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Curd, Mark Heinemeyer, Victor Culafic
  • Patent number: 10163358
    Abstract: Described herein is a method and a system of student activity management comprising receiving a plurality of information related to one or more activities of a student in an educational system; storing at least a portion of the information in one or more files, wherein the information is stored based on the activity the information is related to and the content of the information; applying at least a portion of the received information to a calendar function, wherein the at least a portion of received information applied to the calendar function is used to create a timeline for completing at least one activity of the student; applying one or more tools to at least a portion of the information; tracking progress made toward completion of the at least one activity; and providing alerts to at least the student regarding the progress made toward completion of the at least one activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventor: Chethan Yadav
  • Patent number: 10157203
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes receiving a question. The question is directed to a question answering system. The method includes extracting two or more queries from the question. The method includes generating two or more question sets, each of the two or more question sets addressing all of the two or more queries. The method includes selecting one of the two or more question sets to yield a selected question set, based on analyzing each of the two or more question sets according to a pre-trained model. The method includes presenting the selected question set to the question answering system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jitendra Ajmera, Ajay K. Gupta, Sachindra Joshi
  • Patent number: 10148535
    Abstract: Techniques described herein relate to determining performance conditions for mobile device execution sessions based on analyses of session context data and performance data associated with content resource execution sessions. Mobile devices may receive and execute content resources via input/output subsystems, during which feedback data by the mobile devices. Mobile devices also may be configured to detect and/or determine context data associated with specific content resource execution sessions, using device sensors and other techniques. Session analyzers may receive and analyze content resource execution session data received from one or more mobile devices, and determine user performance conditions for content resource execution sessions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventors: Alec Lazarescu, Matthew Shapiro
  • Patent number: 10109214
    Abstract: In an approach for determining a preferred learning style of the user, a computer receives user information of a user. The computer collects data for user model development, wherein data includes actions performed by the user. The computer creates one or more associations between actions in the collected data for user model development and received user information. The computer determines a preferred learning style of the user based on the created one or more associations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron K. Baughman, James R. Kozloski, Timothy M. Lynar, Suraj Pandey, John M. Wagner
  • Patent number: 10102766
    Abstract: A portable information processing apparatus, comprising: an execution part which executes an application of a test; an input part which inputs answer data of an examinee of the test; a storage part which stores the answer data in association with identification information of the examinee; and a sending part which sends the identification information and the answer data stored in the storage part to a server during the test or after completion of the test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Komiyama
  • Patent number: 10078670
    Abstract: A file receiver receives an electronic structure file that includes structure-file data associated with a spatial arrangement and detects a content object for processing that includes content-object data. A file transformation engine transforms the structure-file data from the structure file into an electronic record. A rendering engine renders an image of the transformed structure-file data arranged in the spatial arrangement. An interface engine detects an input corresponding to specification of a position of a data segment. A parsing engine defines a segment-position specification indicative of the position. A template engine generates an electronic template that associates an identifier of the data segment with the segment-position specification and associates the electronic template with a template identifier. A record classifier determines that the content object corresponds to the template identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Inventors: Vishal Kapoor, Miles Loring, Cole Cecil, Jesse Peterson, Umamakeswaran Veerasingam, Sanjay Zope
  • Patent number: 10056003
    Abstract: A method for assessing imagination includes providing, to each of a plurality of assessment subjects, at a first time, a first assessment prompt. The method includes receiving, from each of the assessment subjects, a first response to the first assessment prompt. The method includes safeguarding each of the received first responses. The method includes providing, to each of the assessment subjects, at a second time subsequent to the first time, a second assessment prompt. The method includes receiving, from each of the assessment subjects, a second response to the second assessment prompt. The method includes safeguarding each of the second responses. The method includes receiving, from each of the assessment subjects, a self-evaluation of the first response and the second response. The method includes analyzing the received responses and self-evaluations. The method includes generating a recommendation for a modification to a resource available to the plurality of assessment subjects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventor: Daniel Rhodes Hunter
  • Patent number: 10049593
    Abstract: A method and system for providing computerized education may provide a user with a first set of educational segments such as problem sets or presentations, and may further monitor the user's reactions and responses using electronic devices, including biometric sensors, to identify difficulty points. Reports may be generated and presented to the user or another party to assist in manual identification of the difficulty point. New or modified educational segments may be provided to the user based on the identified difficulty points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sara H. Basson, Robert G. Farrell, Dimitri Kanevsky, Frances W. West
  • Patent number: 10049416
    Abstract: An online education platform manages and integrates a number of education services for users of the platform, including job recall services. These job recall services include management and distribution of job recall materials that test whether job applicants have acquired desired knowledge or skills for a particular job opening or class of jobs. The job recall materials are uploaded to the education platform and mapped to one or more learning units. Each learning unit is associated with an educational course and includes a distinct concept in the associated course. Responsive to a user of the education platform completing the learning unit to which a job recall material is mapped, the job recall material is recommended to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Chegg, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Le Chevalier, Paul Chris Sri, Benjamin James Bercovitz, Anand Madhavan, Charles F. Geiger
  • Patent number: 10043024
    Abstract: Method to perform an operation comprising receiving, from a set of input devices, data of an environment surrounding a computing device, determining a current context of a discussion based on the data and a timing schedule specifying a list of planned contexts, receiving a request to perform an operation on the computing device, determining a context of the requested operation, determining a measure of relatedness between the contexts, and upon determining the measure of relatedness does not exceed a predefined threshold, restricting execution of the operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Adam T. Clark, John S. Mysak, Aspen L. Payton, John E. Petri, Michael D. Pfeifer
  • Patent number: 10019527
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automated aggregated content commenting are disclosed herein. Such a system can include a memory including a content database; an evaluation criteria database; and a comment database. The system can include at least one server. The at least one server can: receive a content identifier; receive a user identifier; provide a representation of the piece of content to the user; receive a comment from the user identifying a portion of the piece of content; generate a portion of the comment database linked to the user and the content; generate an entry in the portion of the comment database linked to the user and the content; and store the comment in the entry in the portion of the comment database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Inventors: John P. Sadauskas, Jr., Erik R. Racho, Xindeling Pan, Lynn Chang, Anne Hong, Keith Jones, Miles T. Loring, Paul C. Grudnitski, Vishal Kapoor
  • Patent number: 10013492
    Abstract: A customized questionnaire is generated for a content item, such as an eBook, audio file, video file, and so on. Upon an occurrence of predetermined event, the user is presented with the customized questionnaire soliciting responses to questions and/or rating evaluations relating to the content item. The responses may include reviews, ratings, recommendations of similar items, discussion topics, and other things. Information from the responses may be collected and associated with the content item to build a user-driven index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: James C. Petts, Yong Xi, Laura Ellen Grit, Samuel A. Minter, Lindsey Christina Fowler, Dennis Harding, Aaron James Dykstra, George Ionkov
  • Patent number: 10013891
    Abstract: A learning management system and method delivers an instructional material to a student workstation after authenticating an student's entry into a learning session that is associated with a plurality of contacts. Stored electronic addresses in a database include a first electronic address that is associated with a first contact and a second electronic address that is associated with a second contact. The first contact is associated with the learning session and the second contact is not associated with the learning session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Laureate Education, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenny Hugh Otwell
  • Patent number: 10001911
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the present invention, a system determines the best communication channel to be utilized between multiple participants and establishes a communication link between the multiple participants via that communication channel. The system analyzes the preferences, limitations, behaviors, and capabilities of each of the participants and displays an aggregate of these traits from each of participants. The system then applies a set of rules and guidelines for determining which communication channel is best suited for establishing a communication link with all of the participants. The system comprises a computer system including at least one processor. Embodiments of the present invention further include a method and computer program product for determining the best communication channel to be utilized between multiple participants and establishing a communication link between the multiple participants in substantially the same manner described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ilse M. Breedvelt-Schouten, Jana H. Jenkins, Jeffrey A. Kusnitz, James L. Lentz
  • Patent number: 10002185
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for context-aware cognitive processing are provided herein. A method includes creating a progressively increasing map of a knowledge state as a function of time based on one or more topics covered during a user session by utilizing one or more processing techniques to process at least one of (i) text input, (ii) audio input and (iii) video input derived from content of the user session; analyzing a knowledge base to determine a response to a user query submitted during the user session; and customizing the response to the user based on (i) the map of the knowledge state and (ii) a collection of one or more items of context information pertaining to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dilip Krishnaswamy, Abhishek Shivkumar
  • Patent number: 9972213
    Abstract: An indication of a portion of a lesson to be viewed by students is received. Computing devices of the students are notified that the portion of the lesson is to be viewed and student interaction information that indicates whether the students are viewing the portion of the lesson plan on the computing devices is received. An amount of the students viewing the portion of the lesson is determined based on the student interaction information and task information that indicates the determined amount of the students that are viewing the portion of the lesson is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Amplify Education, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Jason Berger, Laurence E. Holt, Robert Del Principe, Don Eschenauer
  • Patent number: 9967250
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments that perform confidence-based authentication of a user. An identification of a user account is obtained from a user, and a minimum confidence threshold is determined. Multiple authentication challenges are presented to the user. Responses are obtained from the user to a subset of the challenges, with each response having a corresponding authentication point value. A confidence score is generated for the user, where the confidence score is increased by the respective authentication point values of the correct responses. The user is authenticated as being associated with the user account in response to determining that the confidence score meets the minimum confidence threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jesper Mikael Johansson, Darren Ernest Canavor, Daniel Wade Hitchcock, Chandra Sekhar Venkata Bhanu Vijyapurpu
  • Patent number: 9959034
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and a method for controlling the same are disclosed. The mobile terminal according to the present invention includes a touchscreen configured to display an execution screen of an application, and a controller configured to respectively display, on the execution screen, a mark corresponding to a page displayed on the execution screen and a mark corresponding to a page changed from the page and, upon reception of input for selecting one of the displayed marks, to display a page corresponding to a selected mark on the execution screen. According to the present invention, a mark corresponding to a page displayed on an application execution screen is displayed to allow a specific page to be easily accessed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Inventor: Hokyun Kang
  • Patent number: 9946440
    Abstract: A method of providing a flash card and apparatuses for performing the method are disclosed. A method of providing a flash card in a learning system including a first terminal and second terminals may include creating, by the first terminal, a first flash card associated with a corresponding page of an electronic book (e-book) currently being displayed on a display of the first terminal, and transmitting, by the first terminal, the first flash card to the second terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: CHUNGDAHM Learning, Inc.
    Inventors: Jun Su Kim, Sung Hoon Chun, Young Nam Kim, Mu Jung Kim, Tae Jung Kim
  • Patent number: 9928752
    Abstract: A social choice engine is disclosed for eliciting and receiving responses to questions or issues and ranking the responses using the Borda ranking system. The social choice engine provides a user interface to a survey administrator that allows for the defining of the social choice survey. The social choice engine also provides a pick list of possible participants, where the possible participants are members of an online community. To administer the social choice survey, the social choice engine sends electronic notifications to selected participants. The participants respond to the social choice survey through a user interface that includes interactive features. The results of the social choice survey are then displayed to the survey administrator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee:, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Michael Byrne, Susan Park
  • Patent number: 9923937
    Abstract: Users can participate in various different types of online sessions, such as webinars, massive open online courses (MOOCs), social learning sessions, and so forth. A record of interactions that the user has with an online session is maintained. During the online session, the user may become disengaged from the online session for various reasons, such as the user losing interest in the information being presented, the user becoming sidetracked due to other programs running on his or her computer or phone, and so forth. The techniques discussed herein detect that a user is not engaged in the online session and generate dynamic content to attempt to re-engage the user in the online session. This dynamic content is personalized to the user, and is based on the maintained record of user interactions with the online session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Inventors: Ajay Jain, Sumeet Gupta, Mili Sharma
  • Patent number: 9905136
    Abstract: A modular learning system provides user histories to a viewing user. The modular learning system maintains a database of activity items associated with a set of user roles allowed to view and interact with the activity items. The activity items are generated as users perform actions on the modular learning system. The modular learning system receives a request for a user history from a viewing user. The modular learning system verifies a viewing user's role and identified activity items that are accessible to the viewing user based on the viewing user role. The identified activity items are used to generate histories that are provided to the viewing user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Inventor: Samridh Kapoor
  • Patent number: 9883831
    Abstract: Cognitive tests are loaded onto myriad touch screen client computing devices. Patients are administered the tests using the touch screen devices, and their performance is captured and transmitted to cloud servers that store the patient information of all the touch screen devices in a database. In addition to cognitive test results, touch screen devices may also transmit patient medical information for storage in the database. Consequently, the database includes a large population of performance and medical data that can be evaluated to gain insights into cognitive disorders and create more effective digital tests for their diagnosis and treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Texas Health Biomedical Advancement Center, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Malcolm Stewart, Michael R. Skupien
  • Patent number: 9870713
    Abstract: Detection and prevention of unauthorized exchange of information between users of user devices is disclosed. Monitoring data associated with respective information received by the user devices from respective users may be received. Position information indicating proximity or relative positions of the devices may also be received. The monitoring data and/or the position information may be analyzed to determining whether unauthorized information exchange between users may be occurring. One or more metrics indicating a likelihood that unauthorized information exchange is occurring may be generated based on the analysis of the monitoring data and/or the position information. A generated metric may be compared to an associated threshold and preventive measures for deterring unauthorized information exchange may be identified based on a result of the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Robert Ducrou, Brandon J. Smith, Kenneth O. Sanders, III, Marcus A. Barry, Christopher M. Brennan, David M. Lerner, Erik J. Miller
  • Patent number: 9842320
    Abstract: Methods disclosed for lead generation relate to matching prospective applicants with educational institutions. Prospective applicants provide personal information and educational background information which are used to find matching educational institutions. Methods include enhancing connections between education institutions and prospective applicants by setting up mutually agree appointments. Systems and apparatuses are also disclosed to implement the disclosed methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: EducationDynamics, LLC
    Inventors: Roberto Milian, Richard Capezzali
  • Patent number: 9836983
    Abstract: A system and method for providing playback of interactions on a computing device. The system is configured to provide a user of a computing device with the capability of playing and/or recording walkthroughs on a user interface of the computing device, wherein the user is able to directly interact with the walkthrough and user interface in real- or near real-time during playback of the walkthrough. The walkthrough may be tutorial-based, such that the user may follow along with the walkthrough when attempting to answer a question or solve a problem via the user interface (e.g. classroom lesson on solving equations). The system is further configured to allow the user to record and generate a customized walkthrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Amplify Education, Inc.
    Inventors: John J. Lee, Zachary D. Wissner-Gross, Kenny Peng, Vivek Venkatachalam
  • Patent number: 9836986
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for dynamic response entry are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, a dynamic response entry system can include a user device that can be a proctor device or a testee device. The testee device can display a list to a testee for a predetermined time period. After the passing of the predetermined time period, the displaying of the list to the testee can be terminated. The testee can provide response to one or several questions, which responses can be input into the proctor device. The input responses can be evaluated and categorized and displayed according to the evaluation and categorization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Inventors: Marion Buchenau, Linda A. Gerardi, Thomas A. Hanagan, David E. McGivney, Stephen D. Gravrock, Athena Despo Anagnostopoulos, Maximilian Kevin Bielenberg
  • Patent number: 9827809
    Abstract: Disclosed is a digital pen that tracks the user's writing and provides useful feedback based on the user's writing. In one embodiment, the pen may provide feedback when the user has written a misspelled word, invalid mathematical expression, or any noncompliant expression. The pen may also provide feedback relating to the user's handwriting. The feedback may be visual, auditory, or tactile, and may be realtime or delayed. Statistics relating to the user's performance may be tracked, uploaded to external devices, and shared with others. This allows the user and interested parties to track the user's progress over time. The disclosed pen will be useful in educational settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Inventor: Lauren Michelle Neubauer
  • Patent number: 9824603
    Abstract: A system for educational assessment without testing is provided that includes one or more client systems that are connected to a network allowing students or school officials to communicate with an education framework that performs and manages educational assessment. The one or more client systems issue a message to the education framework requesting a task to be performed. The educational assessment is administered independent of one or more educators so as to avoid interruption of instruction time. A server system receives the message and the education framework proceeds to process the contents of the message. The education framework includes a plurality of programming modules being executed on the server system that provides to educators specific information used for the educational assessment based on the contents of the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Lexia Learning Systems LLC
    Inventors: Elizabeth Crawford Brooke, Yaacov Petscher, Christopher Schatschneider
  • Patent number: 9818306
    Abstract: A method for assessing a user's progress in learning a plurality of skills is disclosed. The method may include assigning a weighing factor to each of the plurality of skills. For each skill, the method may include providing a plurality of problems to the user, receiving answers to the plurality of problems from the user, and determining an accuracy rate associated with that skill based on the answers. The method may also include determining a probability of obtaining a score equal to or above a predetermined score by the user based on the weighting factors assigned to the plurality of skills and the accuracy rates associated with the plurality of skills.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Inventor: Jiayuan Fang
  • Patent number: 9818076
    Abstract: A system is provided that visualizes an allocation of resources. The system displays a chart, where the chart includes a list of tasks and a timeline including time units. The system further displays task indicators within the timeline of the chart, where a task indicator includes task indicator segments, and where an area of a task indicator segment is proportional to a work scope of a resource allocated to a corresponding task. The system further receives a user interaction that includes a movement of the task indicator segment from a first task indicator that corresponds to a first task to a second task indicator that corresponds to a second task. The system further allocates the resource from the first task to the second task. The system further modifies the display of at least one task indicator within the timeline of the chart based on the allocation of the resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Vaibhav Aparimit, Manish Kumar, Raghavan Srinivasan, Niladri De, Surya Vedula
  • Patent number: 9812026
    Abstract: A system, method, and related techniques are disclosed for scoring user responses to constructed response test items. The system includes a scoring engine for receiving a user response to a test question and evaluating the response against a scoring rubric. The scoring rubric may include a binding stage, an assertion stage, and a scoring stage. Furthermore, the system includes a database for referencing elements used by the scoring engine which may comprise objects, object sets, attributes of objects, and transformations of any elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Inventors: Jon D. Cohen, Joseph L. Dvorak, Larry E. Albright
  • Patent number: 9805615
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for preparing, taking and scoring a test, and reporting the results of the test. The methods include electronically storing questions for a test in a database, and inputting teacher preferences for taking the test. The method also comprises electronically transmitting contact data associated with the test to students, so the students can access the test. The method also comprises authenticating student identification when the test is accessed and applying the teacher preferences. The method further comprises electronically selecting test questions for the student based on the teacher preferences applicable to the student. Still further, the method involves electronically submitting answers to the test questions. In addition, the method comprises electronically scoring the answers to the test questions based on the teacher preferences, including electronically sending student test results to the teacher, including a summary of questions requiring manual review for each student.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventor: Christopher P. Foley, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9798814
    Abstract: Computer systems and computer-implemented methods for providing training content to a user through processing information from a user to select an estimate of most-useful course modules from a plurality of possible course modules, based on a received user input such as a users answers to a plurality of filtering questions. When a user provides feedback on the usefulness of the selected course modules, the computer system is updated to select more useful content for future users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Inventors: Christopher Littlewood, Matilde Teixeira Dias Castanheira, Matias Gabriel, Brian Thai
  • Patent number: RE46969
    Abstract: A training system that provides web-based distribution, centralized control of pedagogy consistency and content customization, and efficient and economical resource utilization via group oriented training in which a plurality of trainees can be trained without the overhead of providing each trainee with an individual PC. Because the proven education delivery method includes entertaining situational modeling videos, game playing, and a high degree of interactivity, it assures high trainee comprehension with a minimum investment in hardware and instructor overhead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Alchemy Systems, L.P.
    Inventors: Michael L. McGar, Jeffrey A. Eastman, Sean M. Ramsey, Vince J. Kemperman, Robert L. Prock, Thomas E. Murphy, David I. Perl, Archie D. Barrett, Jr., Paul Maine, Jr.