Question Or Problem Eliciting Response Patents (Class 434/322)
  • Patent number: 11113614
    Abstract: Enterprise Hypothesis Orchestration provides users an intuitive system for building an inquiry model that thereafter creates and evaluates each of a plurality of hypotheses as it continuously searches for evidence to formulate, score, and resolve each hypothesis. The Enterprise Hypothesis Orchestration system moreover continuously deals with the uncertainty caused by noisy, missing, inaccurate, and/or contradictory data. The present invention uses abductive reasoning to infer the best explanation or hypothesis for a set of observations. Given an inquiry the Hypothesis Orchestration System identifies relevant data from which to form a plurality of hypotheses. It thereafter collects evidence in support of each hypothesis and crafts a degree of confidence that the hypothesis is true. If a hypothesis is found to lack support an analysis of any missing evidence is conducted to identify and seek which evidence would offer the highest benefit to resolving one or more of the plurality of hypotheses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: PARSONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark Gerken, Rick Pavlik
  • Patent number: 11107363
    Abstract: The disclosure provides for a method, system and storage medium for automatically generating a curriculum. The method comprises receiving user input related to a subject matter for learning; searching a database for titles of educational material related to the subject matter; generating areas of education in response to the titles of the education material; searching the database for modules that include education material related to the subject matter in response to the generated areas of education; populating a map with the areas of education; and associating, in the map, modules with the areas of education.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Brightmind Labs Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Fritz L. Morris, Pramod Cherukumilli
  • Patent number: 11107362
    Abstract: A system and method for providing collaborative, digital learning experiences provides a learning experience to a plurality of users on a plurality of user devices. The learning experience may be divided into multiple scenes. Each scene may include one or more elements. Each element in the learning experience provides at least one item of media content to a user. Data associated with the user accessing an element in the learning experience may be received or recorded by the element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Exploros, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley Heilman, Tomer Doron, Nir Melamoud, Yoel Givol, Itai Benari
  • Patent number: 11093695
    Abstract: A system for providing assistance with electronic communications includes a network device configured to communicate with a client computing device, a processor, and a memory including instructions stored thereon. When the instructions are executed by the processors, the instructions cause the system to receive category information and tonal information of an electronic message and a certification level selected from a plurality of certification levels, from the client computing device via the network device, create a project for the electronic message, select an assistant from a plurality of assistants for the project based on the category information and the tonal information, and provide a message, which has been edited by the selected assistant based on the category information and the tonal information, to the client computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: EMAIL WHISPERER INC.
    Inventor: Christopher E. Deutsch
  • Patent number: 11095734
    Abstract: A set of learner data associated with a learner is received. The set of learner data includes at least a real-time data stream, e.g., derived from instrumentation, in a social network enabled digital learning environment. Based on the set of learner data, at least one learning improvement strategy is determined for improving the learner's learning capability. Atomic level mentorship activities are generated. Each atomic level mentorship activity is targeted with a specific skill and knowledge item and having an estimated duration period. At least one mentorship is identified from at least one social network platform. An initial incentive structure comprising at least an amount of payment and payment modality is created. The atomic level mentorship activities with the initial incentive structure are presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Komminist Weldemariam, Shikhar Kwatra, James R. Kozloski, Michael S. Gordon
  • Patent number: 11074546
    Abstract: A method for defining, generating, and using a global back-end taxonomy is disclosed. It is identified that a listing of an item is exposed to a plurality of users of a first subsystem via a set of categories of a first front-end taxonomy. The listing of the item is mapped to a set of categories of a global back-end taxonomy, the global back-end taxonomy being maintained independently of the first front-end taxonomy and a second front-end taxonomy, the second front-end taxonomy being associated with a second subsystem. A category of the set of categories of the global back-end taxonomy is mapped to a category of a set of categories of the second front-end taxonomy associated with the second subsystem. The listing of the item is exposed to a plurality of users of the second subsystem via the set of categories of the second front-end taxonomy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Amit Reuven Menipaz, Ravi Polisetty, Suresh Raman, Gerald Law, Ming Liu
  • Patent number: 11069250
    Abstract: A method and system comprising an adaptive learning platform having a backend component for managing 3D lessons for display on an interface of a user device. A 3D lesson comprises a plurality of scenarios with choices which lead to a next scenario of the 3D lesson. A learner after completing the 3D lesson can analyze results of a completed 3D lesson using an analyzer unit of the adaptive learning platform. In addition, the platform also recommends other 3D lessons based on analytics performed on the learner user's results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: SHARELOOK PTE. LTD.
    Inventor: Raanan Nedivi
  • Patent number: 11051723
    Abstract: A single remote controlled encrypted wireless visual reinforcement audiometry (VRA) system for use in estimating audiometric thresholds in young children or patients with developmental delays is disclosed. The visual reinforcement audiometry system utilizes an encrypted wireless signal that does not allow for frequency overlap on adjacent VRA systems, it does not require direct line of site transmission or placement of sensors throughout the audiometric suite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventor: Joseph Evans Dansie
  • Patent number: 11048878
    Abstract: A method includes: receiving a question including multiple foci; determining one or more passages (OMPs) that include one or more sets of candidate answers (OMSCAs) to the question; determining matchings between words in the question and words in the OMPs; determining skipngrams of the question (“first skipngrams”); determining one or more sets of skipngrams of the OMPs (“second skipngrams”); determining one or more matching numbers (OMMNs) for the second skipngrams by determining, for each set of the second skipngrams and using the matchings, a number of the first skipngrams that match skipngrams of the set of skipngrams; determining a feature input to a machine learning model (MLM) using the OMMNs; determining one or more answers (OMAs) to the question by determining, by the MLM, whether the OMSCAs are correct answers to the question based at least in part on the feature input; and sending the OMAs to a user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen A. Boxwell, Stanley J. Vernier, Keith G. Frost, Kyle M. Brake
  • Patent number: 11042509
    Abstract: A method of providing learning content on a mobile device. The method comprises receiving a user selection, through an interface on the mobile device, of a folder in a catalog of learning courses, wherein the catalog comprises a number of nested folders within a hierarchical file structure. It is determined if the selected folder contains nested folders. If the selected folder contains nested folders, the nested folders are displayed in the interface. If the selected folder does not contain nested folders, a number of learning courses in the selected folder are displayed in the interface. In response to receiving a user selection of a learning course in the selected folder, the contents of the selected learning course are displayed in the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: ADP, LLC
    Inventors: Kyle Vining, Kazim Jawwad Syed, Elaine Clement
  • Patent number: 11037459
    Abstract: Improving performance of a dialogue-based tutor includes receiving feedback from a user associated with a natural language interaction of the user with a dialogue-based tutoring (DBT) system. The DBT system includes training data and domain-specific content. One or more feedback categories is presented to the user based upon the feedback. A selection of a feedback category from among the one or more feedback categories is received from the user. A feedback candidate is generated based upon the feedback and the selected feedback category. The feedback candidate is indicative of a potential change in one or more of the training data and the domain-specific content based upon the feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Cassius D'Helon, Jae-Wook Ahn, Nirmal K. Mukhi, Vinay Kumar Reddy Kasireddy
  • Patent number: 11036745
    Abstract: A system provides a connection between education administration, particularly as such administration assigns or selects books, and the marketing and use of those books. Such marketing and use of those books and information related to those books can include, without limitation, consumer product information, the publishing industry and specifically book publishing, and market analysis, analysis of data, markets, demand and supply chain and inventory management.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventor: Katherine Lynn France-Prouvoste
  • Patent number: 11037458
    Abstract: A computer based interactive system and method of diagnosing test taking errors for educational and psychological processes on a computer while a learner is taking an exam over the internet, when the learner arrives at a wrong answer to an exam question.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventor: Cynthia Elnora Ashby
  • Patent number: 11030919
    Abstract: The present invention allows a language learning platform to calculate a user's overall language skill. This may be performed as a standalone test or before, during and/or after a language course. The language learning platform may perform a Pre-CAT process, a CAT process, a stage 2—fixed form process and a scoring and reporting process. The Pre-CAT process is designed to quickly get an initial estimate of the user's overall language skill. The CAT processes improves on the accuracy of the Pre-CAT process, preferably until the conditional standard error of measurement for the user's overall language skill is less than a predetermined number. The stage 2—fixed form process may use the user's overall language skill to select speaking, listening and writing assessment items of an appropriate difficulty for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: PEARSON EDUCATION, INC.
    Inventors: David Booth, Paul Seddon
  • Patent number: 11032491
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for preserving privacy in surveillance. The methods, systems, and apparatus include actions of obtaining images of a scene captured by a camera, identifying an object in the images through object recognition, determining that the object that is identified in the images is of a particular type that has a privacy restriction, and in response to determining that the object in the images is of the particular type that has the privacy restriction, obfuscating an appearance of the object in the images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: David James Hutz, Allison Beach, Narayanan Ramanathan, Benjamin Asher Berg, Christopher Silverman, Donald Madden
  • Patent number: 11030913
    Abstract: Techniques described herein provide intelligent context-based testing. One or more implementations receive an image that includes content. In turn, some implementations process the image to extract test information from the content, such as questions, answers, learning material, and so forth. By analyzing the test information, various implementations determine one or more characteristics associated with the test information, and dynamically generate new test information based on the determined one or more characteristics. As one example, some implementations obtain new content by searching for content that includes the one or more characteristics and generate new test information based on the new content and the extracted test information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Thinkster Learning, Inc.
    Inventors: Ramesh Panuganty, Swapna Panuganty
  • Patent number: 11030536
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for operating an automation system is provided. The method for operating an automation system includes the method steps of: providing a learning-based prediction model for the automation system trained by process data including context of an automation process, receiving information about current context of the automation process, verifying context change by comparing the current context to the context of said process data, in the case of any context change verifying a concept drift by comparing pre-drift process data and post-drift process data, in the case of any concept drift re-training said model with post-drift process data, in the case of no context change testing for random concept drift not detected by verifying context change, in the case of any random concept drift extend the current context by using data comprising previous context changes, otherwise no further method steps are required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventors: Steffen Lamparter, Raffaello Lepratti, Martin Ringsquandl
  • Patent number: 11023986
    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: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Chegg, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Le Chevalier, Paul Chris Sri, Benjamin James Bercovitz, Anand Madhavan, Charles F. Geiger
  • Patent number: 11017166
    Abstract: This disclosure generally covers systems and methods that, in some embodiments, provide an electronic survey template for creating a user customizable electronic survey including authentication features. Those authentication features include, in some embodiments, authenticating questions with elements that capture a digitally drawn signature, digital image, fingerprint, or voiceprint. Certain embodiments of the disclosed systems and methods provide a graphical user interface comprising an electronic survey template with a menu of survey question types, including an option to create authenticating questions within the electronic survey template. Some embodiments of the disclosed systems and methods also provide functions and features that allow users to preview a customized electronic survey template as an interactive electronic survey or to preview individual electronic survey questions as interactive electronic survey questions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Qualtrics, LLC
    Inventors: Milind Kopikare, Larry Dean Cheesman, Daryl R Pinkal, Cameron James Holiman
  • Patent number: 11017682
    Abstract: Techniques for generating customized learning paths are provided. In one technique, consumption data that indicates consumption of multiple learning resources by multiple users is recorded. Based on the consumption data, multiple learning resource tuples are generated, each learning resource tuple indicating that one learning resource that was consumed by a user prior to another learning resource that was consumed by the user. Multiple aggregations are performed, where each aggregation involves aggregating different sets of learning resource tuples, where each set of learning resource tuples comprises the same two learning resources in the same order. Based on a subset of the aggregations, a customized learning path that comprises a set of learning resources is generated for a particular user. The customized learning path is presented to the particular user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Pan Wu, Daniel Patrick Tweed-Kent, Sally Limb, Marshall David Miller, Yiying Cheng
  • Patent number: 11010438
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a method including receiving, at a user terminal, one or more search queries from a user. The method also includes determining location parameters associated with the user terminal and the one or more search queries. The method further includes transmitting, by the user terminal, the one or more search queries and the location parameters to a server. The method also includes retrieving, by the server, one or more search results from one or more resource directories in accordance with the one or more search queries and the location parameters. The method further includes displaying, by the server, the one or more search results at the user terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: SOS Matters, LLC
    Inventor: Christine Marie Gizzi Giaimo
  • Patent number: 11003377
    Abstract: A method of managing a transaction in a control plane executing on a computing system that manages a plurality of services includes: receiving, at the control plane from a client, a plurality of first requests for at least one target service of the plurality of services, each of the plurality of first requests including a transaction indicator identifying the transaction; executing at least one handler of the at least one target service to process the plurality of first requests; receiving, at the control plane from the client, a commit request for the transaction coordinator service, the commit request including an instruction to commit the transaction; and executing a handler of the transaction coordinator service to process the commit request and notify the at least one target service of a status of the commit request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Georgios Chrysanthakopoulos, Pieter Noordhuis, Dahlia Malkhi, Nikos Vasilakis, Asaf Kariv
  • Patent number: 10997250
    Abstract: A method is provided for generating a ranked list of candidate responders. In some embodiments, the method includes receiving a question from a user and generating a question feature vector representing an intent of the question and a first skill set inferred from the question. The method also includes for one or more candidate responders, generating a candidate feature vector representing a skill set and questions associated with the respective candidate responder; computing a reputation score based on questions and user feedback associated with the respective candidate responder; and computing, based on the question feature vector, candidate feature vector, and reputation score, a probability score representing a prediction of the quality of an answer that would be provided by the respective candidate responder if the input question were routed to the respective candidate responder. The method further includes generating a ranked list of candidate responders using the computed probability scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Sitaram Asur, Aditya Sakhuja, Hui S. Fisher, Anjan Goswami, Khoa Le
  • Patent number: 10994700
    Abstract: A processing device that processes detection strengths detected at a first detection position and a second detection position by a detector for detecting detection targets generated from a plurality of sources, includes a two-dimensionalization unit converting detection strengths a pair of sources into a two-dimensional distribution of coordinate points in which the detection strength for one source is represented by an X-axis value, and the detection strength for the other source is represented by a Y-axis value; a demarcation unit demarcating in the two-dimensional distribution of coordinate points, a predetermined region including a mixed region in which coordinate points relating to the first detection position and coordinate points relating to the second detection position are mixed; and a replacement unit replacing the two-dimensional distribution of coordinate points in a demarcated region that has been demarcated, with a two-dimensional distribution of coordinate points relating to another pair of sou
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Ryota Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10984227
    Abstract: A method for analyzing validity of responses to a questionnaire by students identifies each student in classroom images, and analyzes the defined classroom behaviors of each student over a period of time. The classroom behaviors can include learning behaviors and non-learning behaviors. The method determines whether the non-learning behaviors of each student meet (ie. are less than) or exceed (ie. are more than) one or more preset conditions and accordingly screens the questionnaire responses as being valid or not valid. An electronic device and a storage medium for performing the above-described method are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: HONGFUJIN PRECISION ELECTRONICS(TIANJIN)CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ting-Yu Du, Po-Cheng Chen, Shih-Yin Tseng
  • Patent number: 10984670
    Abstract: Participatory activity carried out using electronic devices is enhanced by occupying the attention of participants who complete a task before a set completion time. For example, a request or question having an expected response time less than the remaining answer time may be provided to early-finishing participants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: PRESIDENT AND FELLOWS OF HARVARD COLLEGE
    Inventors: Gary King, Brian Lukoff, Eric Mazur
  • Patent number: 10977257
    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: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: PEARSON EDUCATION, INC.
    Inventors: Miles T. Loring, Paul S. Grudnitski, Vishal Kapoor
  • Patent number: 10972891
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for automated delivery of a medical item. The method receives registration information for a plurality of trained users. The registration information includes a registration code indicating that a user is trained in a use of a medical item. The method tracks locations of the trained users via an end user device of the trained users. The method receives a medical alert indicating a medical emergency at a location. The method identifies a medical item that would assist in the medical emergency. The method identifies a trained user near the location corresponding to the medical emergency trained in use of the medical item. The method dispatches an autonomous delivery device to deliver the medical item to the location corresponding to the medical alert. The method alerts the trained user that the medical item is being dispatched to the location of the medical emergency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Henry C. Will, IV
  • Patent number: 10956468
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and a computer program product for cognitive template question formation and execution is provided. The present invention may include receiving a dynamic template question. The present invention may also include mapping the received template question to a type. The present invention may then include mapping the received template question to a data source. The present invention may further include forming a template question based on the mapped template question. The present invention may also include triggering, in response to a triggering event, a query based on the formed template question. The present invention may then include executing the triggered query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher F. Codella, Jeb R. Linton, Charles Palmer, Gregory A. Porpora
  • Patent number: 10950140
    Abstract: A system and method may provide video content for training a user in an athletic motion or action. For example, video content may be provided with diminishing visibility to allow the user to visualize and imagine the action presented in the video content. In another example, a portion of a video content may be faded out, not displayed, or obscured to allow for visualization and imagination of the portion. In another example, video content may be presented in an manner that retains a user's interest despite repeated viewings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Visyn Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Thielen, Andrew John Blaylock
  • Patent number: 10929451
    Abstract: Method and systems for interactive research report viewing are disclosed. The method includes receiving a user request to access a research content in a report viewing platform present in a user device. The method includes causing display of the research content in the report viewing platform. The method includes provisioning one or more interactive tools in report viewing platform to be used by a user of the user device. The method includes receiving at least one user interaction input to the research content using the one or more interactive tools. The at least one user interaction input comprises an insight note provided into the research content. The method includes receiving a sharing request to share the research content with the at least one user interaction input with at least one contact of the user. The method further includes sharing the research content with at least one contact of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Trasers, Inc.
    Inventor: Srikanth Manchala
  • Patent number: 10929110
    Abstract: A method and system of evaluating a user experience (UX) design are provided. A UX design is received. All objects that are identified to be part of a background of the input UI screen are removed to create a filtered input UI screen. The input UI screen is assigned to a cluster. A target UI screen of the input screen is determined and its background removed, to create a filtered target UI cluster. The target UI screen is assigned to a cluster. The filtered input UI screen is used as an input to a deep learning model to predict a target UI cluster. The predicted target UI cluster is compared to the filtered target UI cluster based on the clustering. Upon determining that the filtered target UI cluster is similar to the target UI screen, the UX design is classified as being successful.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lei Huang, Shun Jiang, Peifeng Yin, Aly Megahed, Eric Liu, Guangjie Ren
  • Patent number: 10922491
    Abstract: A system and method for providing natural training to an AI/agent/bot. In one embodiment, the system and method include receiving a first input indicating a trainer's desire to provide knowledge or know-how to an artificially-intelligent agent; creating a first natural training session to capture the knowledge or know-how; receiving the knowledge or know-how from the trainer; sending a first response to the trainer, the first response requesting a first prompt that, when received by the artificially-intelligent agent, prompts the artificially-intelligent agent to use the knowledge or know-how captured in the first natural training session to respond; receiving a second input from the trainer including a first prompt; validating a capability of the artificially-intelligent agent to correctly respond to requests related to the knowledge or know-how captured by the first training session; and receiving additional.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: XBRAIN, INC.
    Inventor: Gregory Renard
  • Patent number: 10902340
    Abstract: Described herein is a system and method for addition of content to a question answer (QA) system. The method may comprise retrieving, from a template store of the QA system, a template comprising one or more data fields and one or more metadata fields. The method may further comprise populating a passage field with passage information, wherein the passage field is one of the one or more data fields. The method may further comprise populating a training field with training information, wherein the training field is one of the one or more metadata fields. The method may further comprise ingesting, into a corpus of the QA system, a completed template comprising a populated passage field and a populated training field into the corpus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Anita Govindjee, Joseph Max Kaufman, Christopher Michael Madison
  • Patent number: 10902737
    Abstract: A method for automatically calculating an overall evaluation score of an interaction includes: receiving, by a processor, an evaluation form, the evaluation form comprising a plurality of automatic questions and a plurality of manual questions; automatically extracting, by a processor, a set of features from the interaction, the set of features comprising answers to the automatic questions without manually generated answers to the manual questions; and computing an overall evaluation score based on the set of features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventors: Tamir Tapuhi, Amir Lev-Tov, Avraham Faizakof, David Konig, Yochai Konig
  • Patent number: 10896475
    Abstract: The present invention provides improved online delivery of law-related content. The present invention also has broad applicability within the technology and media fields and can also be utilized for the improved online delivery of educational content and entertainment-related content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventor: Suzanne Raina Natbony
  • Patent number: 10872537
    Abstract: A computer-implemented healthcare education simulation method includes storing, in one or more non-transitory computer storage devices, a plurality of healthcare worker user data records; storing, in the one or more non-transitory computer storage devices, a plurality of healthcare scenario simulation data records; receiving, from a client device, a request for a healthcare scenario simulation; determining, at one or more servers, an identity of a healthcare worker user based on the request for the healthcare scenario simulation; selecting, from the plurality of healthcare worker user data records, a first healthcare worker user data record based on the identity of the healthcare worker user; generating, at the one or more servers, a customized healthcare scenario simulation based on the first healthcare user data record and at least a portion of the plurality of healthcare scenario simulation data records; and transmitting the customized healthcare scenario simulation to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: HealthStream, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Frist, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10868738
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automated content generation and delivery are provided herein. The system can include a memory that can include a content item library. The content library can include a hierarchical data structure having levels and a plurality of data packets, each of which data packets is linked with at least a portion of the hierarchical data structure. The system can include at least one server that can generate an assessment creation interface including a plurality of nested objects each representative of a portion of the hierarchical data structure, receive a selection of a first object and a second object from the plurality of nested objects of the assessment creation interface, generate a weighting value for each of the selected objects, and generate an assessment from data packets associated with the selected objects according to the weighting value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: PEARSON EDUCATION, INC.
    Inventors: Amy Reilly, Tyler Matta
  • Patent number: 10850739
    Abstract: An autonomous vehicle automatically implements an intention aware lane change with a safety guaranteed lane biased strategy. To make a lane change, the autonomous vehicle first navigates within the current lane to near the edge of the current lane, to a position offset by a bias. By navigating to the edge of the lane, the autonomous vehicle provides a physical and virtual notification, in addition to a turn signal, that it is the intention of the vehicle to change into the lane adjacent to the edge of the lane in which the vehicle has navigated to. After performing a safety check and waiting for a minimum period of time during which vehicles in the adjacent lane can be assumed to have been warned or been put on notice of the lane change, the autonomous vehicle navigates into the adjacent lane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: SF Motors, Inc.
    Inventors: Jhenghao Chen, Chen Bao, Fan Wang, Yifan Tang
  • Patent number: 10854106
    Abstract: A computer-based language learning system uses targeted repetition to familiarize a student with words and language governing rules. Targeted repetition presents practice-sentences made up of specific words and rules the language learning system has targeted for practice, with the intervals between encounters of targeted words and rules varying based on prior incorrect, correct and partially correct responses to the rule-items. Targeted reinforcement determines manner of response to practice-sentences. Learning records for each word and rule track information used in calculating an up-to-the-moment ‘need to practice’ rating for the rule-item. Learning records also track each prior response to the item, allowing the language learning system to determine the aspects of the word or rule-item of which a student lacks mastery. The language learning system provides targeted reinforcement by drilling the student on the particular aspect of the rule needing practice, along with the practice-sentence incorporating it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventors: Ofir Geller, Micah Kosstrin-Greenberg
  • Patent number: 10848823
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for detecting user engagement with auxiliary content consumed by a user at a viewing device, the method comprising, at the viewing device generating requests for auxiliary content associated with media content selected by the user to be consumed; receiving auxiliary content from an auxiliary content store and playing out the auxiliary content to the user; displaying at least one user engagement element associated with the auxiliary content, the user engagement element defining an expected user activity; generating user engagement data based on the engagement of a user with the user engagement element in accordance with the expected user activity, and formulating a message to be transmitted to an auxiliary content controller, the messaging including a user identifier and the user engagement data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: PIKSEL, INC.
    Inventors: Philip Antony Shaw, Hans-Jurgen Maas
  • Patent number: 10846772
    Abstract: An app in an app store may be associated with a statically or dynamically generated list of the app's features, modes, content, and/or target device. Different descriptions, icons, titles, and the like may be shown in the app store for each of those features, modes, and content. Based on the mapping and display of individual options, users may be enabled to purchase just one of those modes, features, and/or content. If a user finds one of the provided options and acts to acquire it, the app may start up in a mode tailored to the options (feature, mode, content) rather than activating in a generic way. App stores may limit a number of options per app that can appear in search results, to prevent result spamming by collapsing displayed results, limiting the actual number of displayed results, or filtering by user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: David Mowatt, Kurt Berglund, Aravind Bala, David Ahs
  • Patent number: 10832586
    Abstract: A method and system of interactive tutoring is provided. A question is sent to a user device. Upon determining that the response does not correspond to a known correct answer, a concept map is identified and a cost function between the correct answer and the response is determined. Upon determining that the cost function between the correct answer and the response is above a predetermined threshold, the question is identified to be the origin. Otherwise, the response is identified to be the origin. A present academic proficiency of the student is determined. A difficulty boundary based on the academic proficiency of the student is determined. A next question is provided between the origin and the correct answer, based on the determined difficulty boundary of the student.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shazia Afzal, Jae-wook Ahn, Maria D. Chang, Renuka R. Sindhgatta, Patrick D. Watson
  • Patent number: 10796591
    Abstract: A method for managing engagement and presentation content of an electronic document involves providing container metadata identifying engagement containers within the electronic document, providing engagement data linked to the engagement containers, the engagement data comprising parameters of an engagement based on the segments of content in the linked engagement containers, executing a procedure to traverse engagement containers identified in the container metadata. The procedure includes accepting, based on user input, data responsive to the engagement, and assigning a score for the current engagement container based on the received data and the parameters defined in the engagement metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Spoonread Inc.
    Inventors: Bart Alan Meltzer, Mayank V. Vadodaria
  • Patent number: 10789351
    Abstract: An approach is described of facilitating resolution of a human authentication test. The approach may facilitate user completion of a human authentication test having at least one image while preserving security against bots. A method pertaining to such approach may include facilitating scanning of at least one image of a human authentication test from an interface of a client application. The human authentication test may be received from an image server of an authentication server system for display via the interface of the client application. The at least one image may be scanned via an image capture device. The method further may include sending to an authentication server of the authentication server system the at least one image. The method further may include receiving from the authentication server authentication text corresponding to the at least one image and displaying the authentication text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John R. Feezell, Cesar Augusto Rodriguez Bravo
  • Patent number: 10733899
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for providing personalized adaptive e-learning, and more specifically, to an apparatus and method for estimating a learner's proficiency to each attribute and providing adaptive e-learning by taking into consideration an item answering result of an individual learner in a personalized learning environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Su Woong Lee, Ho Young Yoo, Hyung Keun Jee
  • Patent number: 10733898
    Abstract: Methods and systems for modifying a learning path for a user of an electronic learning system. The methods can include: retrieving a set of learning objectives assigned to the user; retrieving the path data associated with the learning path defined for the user, the learning path including a series of actions in respect of one or more resources accessible via the electronic learning system and each action corresponds to at least one learning objective assigned to the user; receiving user response inputs from the user in respect of at least one learning objective; evaluating the received user response inputs to determine a competence level of the user in respect of the at least one learning objective, the competence level indicating a proficiency of the user with the at least one learning objective; and modifying the learning path for the user based on the competence level determined for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: D2L Corporation
    Inventors: Jugoslav Bilic, Stephen John Michaud, Martin David Goodenough Bayly, Ryan Clayton Ogg
  • Patent number: 10726737
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a system comprising a method and apparatus that integrates learning across interchangeable, multiple literacies and provides a means for increasing simultaneous literacy acquisition density. Information acquired through multiple senses results in more information acquired faster and with longer retention possible. The system presents information selectively through one or more sensory pathways, then interprets behavioral responses to this information, analyzing the responses qualitatively and quantitatively. Tracked and stored data is applied over various learning environments to develop individual learner profiles. In this way, the specific sensory pathways that an individual learner responds to can be optimized and specifically tailored for enhanced learning performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventors: Donald Ariel, Vincent Dappio, Daniel Ortiz, Jeremiah Driscoll, Heather Mullins, Christopher Strickland
  • Patent number: 10720072
    Abstract: Implementations for adaptive learning include actions of: outputting a practice problem having a problem difficulty rating, in which the practice problem is identified by one or more concept tags, each concept tag relating to a different subject-matter area that forms a basis of the practice problem; receiving an answer from a user to the practice problem; responsive to receiving the answer, determining whether the answer includes a correct or incorrect response to the practice problem; responsive to determining whether the answer includes a correct or incorrect response, updating, for each of the different subject-matter areas, a corresponding user specific comprehension rating and the problem difficulty rating of the practice problem, based on whether the answer includes a correct or incorrect response; and outputting, for at least one of the different subject areas that forms the basis of the practice problem, the updated user specific comprehension rating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Expii, Inc.
    Inventors: Po-Shen Loh, Linus Ulysses Hamilton, Ray Yu Li
  • Patent number: 10650008
    Abstract: Method and systems for parallel scoring an ensemble model are provided. Aspects include loading data into a first distributed data structure having a plurality of partitions, each partition having loaded data in the form of a set of pairs of data formed of a record to be scored and a partial score for that record. A component model in the ensemble model is selected and processing of the records carried out in parallel across the partitions including updating the partial score for each record. In response to a partial score for a record not meeting an accuracy threshold, the method retains the record in the first distributed data structure to be scored by a subsequent component model. In response to the partial score for a record meeting the accuracy threshold, the method moves the record and updated partial score to an output result data structure to provide a final score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Julian J. Clinton, Niall F. McCarroll, Lei Tian