Question Or Problem Eliciting Response Patents (Class 434/322)
  • 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10643488
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of assessing depth-of-understanding is disclosed. The method may comprise receiving a target response associated with a question. The method may comprise receiving a learner response associated with the question and calculating a total relevancy score for each of the learner responses by determining a relevancy score with respect to each word, keyword, and keyphrase in the target response text and in light of all learner responses, and summing all relevancy scores determined for each learner response. The method may also comprise assigning each of the learner responses to one of a plurality of tiers based upon which tier contains the total relevancy score of the learner response and sending to a facilitator client device an assessed response for each of the learner responses. The assignment of each of the learner responses to one of the tiers may be substantially concurrent with the receipt of the learner response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: LYSTNR, LLC
    Inventors: Kade Janes, Brian Carr
  • Patent number: 10643489
    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: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: CAMBIUM ASSESSMENT, INC.
    Inventors: Jon D. Cohen, Joseph L. Dvorak, Larry E. Albright, Walid S. Saba
  • Patent number: 10621685
    Abstract: Methods, computer program products, and systems are presented. The methods include, for instance: obtaining real time data from an individual device on person of a student attending a class, identifying activities from the real time data and correlating to respective impacts to performance, quantifying the respective impacts and predicting the performance of the student. Further recommendation may be generated and communicated in cases where the predicted performance is below threshold for the class.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, Jr., Martin G. Keen, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 10613709
    Abstract: Disclosed are some implementations of systems, apparatus, methods and computer program products for facilitating the management of assessment environments in an eLearning environment. A user may switch between assessment environments by selecting from a menu of selectable assessment environments. Educational content may be presented within a context of a selected assessment environment and assessment tasks may be completed within the context of the selected assessment environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Samantha Ready, Douglas Bitting, Martin Meyer, Ashish Upadhyay, Adam Purkiss, Tyler Montgomery
  • Patent number: 10600445
    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: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventors: Michael G. Orgill, Mark S. Orgill
  • Patent number: 10586155
    Abstract: Mechanisms for clarifying an input question are provided. A question is received for generation of an answer. A set of candidate answers is generated based on an analysis of a corpus of information. Each candidate answer has an evidence passage supporting the candidate answer. Based on the set of candidate answers, a determination is made as to whether clarification of the question is required. In response to a determination that clarification of the question is required, a request is sent for user input to clarify the question. User input is received from the computing device in response to the request and at least one candidate answer in the set of candidate answers is selected as an answer for the question based on the user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kelly L. Cook, Adrian X. Rodriguez, Michael M. Skeen, Eric Woods, Menlo Wuu
  • Patent number: 10586467
    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: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: LEXIA LEARNING SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Elizabeth Crawford Brooke, Yaacov Petscher, Christopher Schatschneider
  • Patent number: 10573194
    Abstract: An online learning system selects content for a learning session and opens a user interface to start the learning session on a plurality of devices. A mode of instruction is selected for the learning session. An activity to perform associated with the content is presented. Performance of the activity is monitored and a performance metric and/or a heterogeneity metric associated with a key performance indicator for the activity performed is generated. Responsive to determining that the performance metric and/or a heterogeneity metric is outside of the target range, the mode of instruction may be switched automatically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Andrea Britto Mattos Lima, Carlos H. Cardonha, Rodrigo Laiola Guimaraes, Vagner F. D. Santana
  • Patent number: 10565892
    Abstract: In some implementations, program data for a program is used to provide interactive content to an application that runs on mobile computing devices. The program includes a sequence of multiple segments each corresponding to different time periods, multiple selectable tracks and multiple levels within each track. The program data indicates rules for the program that are used to vary the interactive content provided to different users. The program data is used to identify a rule that correspond to a current segment, a current track, and a current level in the program for a particular user. A trigger and one or more conditions specified by the identified rule is be determined to be satisfied, and in response, content specified by the identified rule is provided for display on the mobile computing device associated with the particular user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Vignet Incorporated
    Inventors: Praduman Jain, Dave Klein, Yue Cao, Neeta Jain
  • Patent number: 10561947
    Abstract: An online trivia game system is provided, and more particularly systems and methods of providing a trivia game system for end-users to construct trivia games using an online database of trivia questions and answers in order to host live on-site trivia games.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Defying Gravity LLC
    Inventor: Adam Johnston
  • Patent number: 10540906
    Abstract: Various aspects disclosed herein are directed to dynamic filtering and tagging functionality implemented in collaborative, social online education networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: STUDY SOCIAL, INC.
    Inventor: Ethan Fieldman
  • Patent number: 10541993
    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 one or more 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: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Jesper Mikael Johansson, Darren Ernest Canavor, Daniel Wade Hitchcock, Chandra Sekhar Venkata Bhanu Vijyapurpu
  • Patent number: 10529017
    Abstract: A method for underwriting a business loan. The method includes obtaining a collection of business records of existing business entities, where a business record includes a business entity profile, recorded incomes, and recorded expenses, generating, based on the business records, a model that correlates the business entity profile, the recorded incomes, and the recorded expenses, obtaining a business plan of a proposed business entity, where the business plan includes a proposed business entity profile, projected incomes, and projected expenses, and generating, by using at least the proposed business entity profile as an input to the model, a statistical measure of deviation of the projected incomes and the projected expenses with respect to the existing business entities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: INTUIT INC.
    Inventor: John George Gianakopoulos
  • Patent number: 10528564
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for receiving a series of queries provided from a user device, the series of queries including two or more queries, obtaining a query pattern of the series of queries based on one or more entities and one or more aspects associated with the two or more queries, and determining, at least partially based on the query pattern, that a teachable moment interface is to be displayed with search results, and in response, transmitting content to be displayed in the teachable moment interface on a computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Behshad Behzadi
  • Patent number: 10528921
    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: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: EDUCATIONDYNAMICS, LLC
    Inventors: Roberto Milian, Richard Capezzali
  • Patent number: 10518655
    Abstract: A computer system receives electric vehicle information, including electric vehicle charging information, over a communications network. The electric vehicle charging information may be automatically associated with automobile-related payment information. An integrated presentation of the electric vehicle charging information and the payment may be transmitted, over the communications network, for presentation to an owner of the electric vehicle. An automobile-related payment may be initiated via an interaction between a mobile payment device and an electric vehicle charging station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Hartford Fire Insurance Company
    Inventors: Rohini H. Pandhi, David F. Peak
  • Patent number: 10509825
    Abstract: Example implementations are directed to systems and methods for developing a topic model for a set of video series that include overlapping topics, wherein each video series includes segments directed to one or more of topics, wherein the topic model is based on topic distributions detected from the segments; analyzing auxiliary information, for each video series, to determine sequence information for the segments of the video series; and generating an array for topic transitions using sequence pattern mining on the distributions and the sequence information, wherein a next segment is determined for a selected segment based on an alignment decision using the array and sequence based scoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chidansh Amitkumar Bhatt, Matthew L. Cooper
  • Patent number: 10504377
    Abstract: An answer evaluation system has an answer tablet, having a plurality of perforations forming a grid, wherein a peg is insertable into any perforation. In an embodiment the answer table and pegs are opaque, while perforations allow light to flow through. Further, the answer tablet may be positioned upon an enclosure designed to receive the answer tablet. The enclosure is adapted to direct light through a translucent cover positioned over an aperture of the enclosure. The enclosure houses a light source in communication with a power source. Further, a test evaluation system has a camera for receiving an image and an evaluation system for evaluating the image from the camera. A method of scoring includes a test-taker placing an answer peg into the perforations of the answer tablet, and a system evaluating and matching answers from a test taker to an answer key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Inventor: Mark S. Merry
  • Patent number: 10504376
    Abstract: System and method for generating exams, questionnaires or similar, including a set of questions to be answered, the system comprising a data base including a number of questions in at least one topic, each question being associated with a data set related to answers given to the questions in previous uses of the question sets, the system further comprising selection means for randomly selecting a question within one or more predetermined topics from said data base, and an evaluation means for evaluating the selected questions relative to predetermined requirements to the selected questions and their corresponding answers in said data set, and discarding questions not fulfilling said requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: RELIANT EXAMS AS
    Inventors: Kjell Bjornar Nibe, Eirik Mikkelsen
  • Patent number: 10497281
    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: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: PEARSON EDUCATION, INC.
    Inventors: David Booth, Paul Seddon
  • Patent number: 10486069
    Abstract: Management of user-generated game play advice is disclosed. The present invention allows for management of game play advice that is complete and up-to-date regardless of when a particular interactive gaming title is released. Game play advice is pervasive and easily accessible to game players in addition to being accurate and credible such that game players can trust or rely upon the rendered advice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignees: Sony Interactive Entertainment America LLC, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe LTD.
    Inventors: Sean Turner, Phil Harrison
  • Patent number: 10482116
    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: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Trasers, Inc.
    Inventor: Srikanth Manchala
  • Patent number: 10482782
    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: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventor: Daniel Rhodes Hunter
  • Patent number: 10475139
    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: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Chegg, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Le Chevalier, Paul Chris Sri, Benjamin James Bercovitz, Anand Madhavan, Charles F. Geiger
  • Patent number: 10467922
    Abstract: A training system (20) includes a memory (34), which holds a general database (36), containing first entries corresponding to training problems and including respective general ranking data based on solutions given by multiple users (22) to the training problems, and multiple personal databases (38), each personal database assigned to a respective individual user and containing second entries corresponding to the training problems and including respective personal ranking data based on the solutions given by the individual user to the training problems. A processor (30) selects the training problems to present to each individual user based on both the general ranking data in the general database and the personal ranking data in the personal database, receives the solutions to the training problems entered by the individual user, and updates both the general ranking data and the personal ranking data responsively to the received solutions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: WORLD WIDE PREP LTD.
    Inventor: Oren Jackman
  • Patent number: 10467918
    Abstract: Various aspects disclosed herein are directed to Online Education techniques and award incentives for facilitating collaborative, social online education.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: STUDY SOCIAL, INC.
    Inventor: Ethan Fieldman
  • Patent number: 10460394
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure include a first risk-transfer system, a second risk-transfer system, and an expert-system based circuit. The first risk-transfer system is configured to provide a first risk-transfer based on first risk-transfer parameters from a plurality of motor vehicles to the first risk-transfer system, and receive and store first payment parameters associated with risk exposures of the plurality of motor vehicles. The second risk-transfer system is configured to provide a second risk-transfer based on second risk-transfer parameters from the first risk-transfer system to the second risk-transfer system, and receive and store second payment parameters associated with risk exposures transferred to the first risk-transfer systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Andri Perl, Sebastiaan Bongers, Donato Genovese, Andrea Keller
  • Patent number: 10460617
    Abstract: A testing system includes apparatus and methods of testing a subject according to a forced-choice scheme. The scheme is based on Thurstonian Item-Response. Theory and is particularly relevant to personality assessment. The invention provides dynamic test generation and scoring for efficient testing of subjects using unique tests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: SHL Group Ltd
    Inventors: Yin Lin, Kenneth Lahti, Dave Bartram, Ilke Inceoglu
  • Patent number: 10453355
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided to effectively determine the attentional focus of each of a plurality of individuals, such as the members of a group. In the context of a method, information is received identifying an attentional focus of each of a plurality of individuals. The method also includes determining, with a processor, a relationship between a threshold and a number of individuals with an attentional focus having a predefined association with a location. Further, the method includes causing an action to be performed based upon the relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventor: Daniel L. Ashbrook
  • Patent number: 10452775
    Abstract: A modular learning system provides learning application templates for learning application authors to develop learning applications. The learning application templates are developed by template developing users using a template editing interface on a user device. The template developing users provide script and user device testing tools to the modular learning system. The completed learning application template is provided to authoring users to generate learning applications consistent with the learning application template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignees: Monk Akarshala Design Private Limited, Monk Akarshala Inc.
    Inventor: Samridh Kapoor
  • Patent number: 10430405
    Abstract: An approach is provided to correct documents ingested by a question answering (QA) system. A document previously ingested by the QA system is selected. A correction to the selected document is identified from one or more correction sources and the correction is applied to the selected document within the QA system. In one embodiment, the correction source is a non-ingested document, such as a published document or an issued correction. In another embodiment, the correction source is a post in a forum. In this embodiment, a statement in the ingested document is compared with a contradictory statement found in an ingested post of a threaded discussion. The statement and the contradictory statement are evaluated by the QA system. The statement in the ingested document is replaced with the contradictory statement in response to the evaluation revealing that the contradictory statement is correct and that the statement is incorrect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lisa M. Bradley, Christina R. Carlson, Andrew R. Freed, Roderick C. Henderson
  • Patent number: 10410534
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for assisting students in a development of critical thinking skills pertinent to solving problems. An educational system may access predefined education modules from memory that facilitate an interaction between a student and a user interface. The user input provided by the student is measured in real-time such that an analysis platform may conduct a real-time evaluation of the user input. A heat map that visually depicts skills of the student is generated and may be rendered in an administrative user interface that may be accessed by a teacher or similar personnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: LAZEL, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas P. Robertson, Georgia W. Hodges, David L. Ducrest, Angela K. Brown
  • Patent number: 10366463
    Abstract: A method for documenting informed consent includes obtaining a video recording of a patient indicative of informed consent, communicating the video recording across a network for data storage, and storing the video recording in a computer readable data storage medium. The video may include additional portions of a patient encounter. A software application for executing on a computing device may provide a user interface for obtaining video evidencing informed consent for the procedure, administering a quiz to the individual, presenting a document for signature to the individual, receiving a signature for the document from the individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Rational Surgical Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Jonathan Fialkov
  • Patent number: 10360809
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for utilizing a course skeleton for adaptive learning is provided. Based on student profile information and course goal information, a query is generated to dynamically determine which learning items should be presented to the student. The query, which is based on a particular learning goal, may differ from student to student, and therefore different students may be presented with different learning items to achieve the same learning goal. In addition, as new learning items is added to the learning item repository, the learning items returned by the query for a particular learning goal may change, even if the query used for the goal does not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: APOLLO EDUCATION GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Satish Menon, Jayakumar Muthukumarasamy, Partha Saha, Kurtis S. Taylor, James R. Utter
  • Patent number: 10353720
    Abstract: A computerized method, system and media that assists the user in creating optimal answers for an academic or employment application and interview. The computer processor: computes a “brand” for the user to characterize and differentiate himself from other applicants; guides them through brainstorming their unique stories or anecdotes, and then allocating their stories or personal traits amongst the discrete pieces of an application; checks to make sure that an optimal mix of stories is being used; guides a user on a strategy for soliciting strong letters of recommendation; advises on the best type of resume to construct; breaks down a specific set of essay or interview questions into sub-questions; compiles and rearranges the sub-questions into a rough draft; provides guidance on how to create a final draft; automatedly solicits editing feedback from third parties; and, prepares the user for an interview, to include recording and critiquing a mock videotaped interview.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: ApplicantLab Inc.
    Inventor: Maria Wich-Vila
  • Patent number: 10332411
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for selecting a proposed test item for inclusion in an examination where a non-multiple choice response to the proposed test item will be automatically scored. A proposed test item is analyzed to generate a proposed test item metric, where the proposed test item is a non-multiple choice test item. The proposed test item metric is provided to a proposed test item scoring model, where the proposed test item scoring model outputs a likelihood score indicative of a likelihood that automated scoring of a response to the proposed test item would be at or above a quality level. The proposed test item is selected for inclusion in the examination based on the likelihood score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Educational Testing Service
    Inventor: Jana Sukkarieh
  • Patent number: 10319255
    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 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Pearson Education, Inc.
    Inventors: David Booth, Paul Seddon
  • 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: 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: 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
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    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
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    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
    Assignee: LEXMARK INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    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
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    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