Cathode Ray Screen Display Included In Examining Means Patents (Class 434/323)
  • Patent number: 10741095
    Abstract: The present invention is provided with: a first detector (A) which detects, as an application result, whether a user could implement, as instructed, teaching content according to a program selected from a training menu; a second detector (B) which detects, as a compatibility result, whether effects of the teaching content were exhibited; a recording part (14) which cumulatively records the application result and the compatibility result as an execution result together with program identifying information; and a calculation part (13) which, on the basis of one or more than one execution results recorded in the recording part, calculates for each program, as a compatibility ratio, the ratio of the number of execution results having positive compatibility results to the number of execution results having positive application results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Ibuki, Tatsuya Adachi
  • Patent number: 10732705
    Abstract: A system and method to perform incremental adaptive modification of a virtual reality image involve obtaining sensor measurements from sensors coupled to an individual who is performing a task while viewing the virtual reality image. The method includes generating a true model of the individual from the sensor measurements, comparing the true model with an expert model obtained from another individual performing the task, and developing a lesson plan based on determining a difference between the true model and the expert model. The developing the lesson plan includes determining a gradient of intermediate models within the difference. A different one of the intermediate models is included iteratively along the gradient from the true model to the expert model in the virtual reality image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: James R. Kozloski, Ravi Tejwani, George Doerre, Neeraj Asthana, Thomas Chefalas
  • Patent number: 10732965
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for dynamically generating subjective questionnaires on programming concepts in a natural language with desired number of unique questions and having a desired level of difficulty. Conventionally known systems and methods are based on pre-defined templates without any emphasis on logic building for various business scenarios and mostly cater to objective type multiple choice questions. Dynamic generation of subjective questions that are customized to address the needs of each trainee based on an earlier evaluation to make his/her training effective is critical to an effective training. The present disclosure achieves this by providing operations wherein logic building is driven through entities and fields identified for a specific business scenario.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
    Inventors: Vishal Barad, Shyam Sirisha Sreepada, Kapuganti Reddy Gowtham Kumar
  • Patent number: 10713965
    Abstract: A method and system for detecting negative learning behaviors associated with a student system in an education program environment. Activity information is collected that corresponds to the performance of learning events of the education program. Based on the activity information, a student profile corresponding to the student is generated. One or more features are extracted from the student profile and used by a machine learning model to classify the student profile as a negative learning indicator associated with the student. An alarm notification is generated that correspond to the negative learning behavior indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: McGraw-Hill Global Education Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Eric Emile Cosyn, Jeffrey Seiichi Matayoshi
  • Patent number: 10694037
    Abstract: A system and method for testing an agent by a validation bot may include sending training material to an agent; automatically initiating, by the validation bot, a session with an agent by providing a phrase to the agent via a client media interface; obtaining a reply from the agent; mapping the reply of the agent to an agent intent; providing a response to the agent based on the agent intent and according to a predetermined session flow, wherein the predetermined session flow is based on the training material; repeating obtaining responses, mapping the responses and providing responses until a termination criterion is met; calculating a score of the agent according to scoring rules; and providing the score of the agent to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Nice Ltd.
    Inventors: Leon Portman, Liron Stein, Amram Amir Cohen, Alexander Grushko, Dror Eilan, Raanan Gonen, Naor Haimov
  • Patent number: 10665120
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods and computer program products for motivating and rewarding a student to study new subjects by controlling student's access to an electronic device based on results of studying. An example method includes generating, by a hardware processor, an exercise for a user based on a learning criteria; associating the exercise with an access control policy for at least one user's device; providing the exercise to the user and receiving a user's answer to the exercise; determining based on the user's answer whether to apply or not apply to the user's device the access control policy associated with the exercise; and based on the determination whether to apply or not apply the access control policy to the user's device, controlling or not controlling access of the user to the user's device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: AO Kaspersky Lab
    Inventors: Alexey M. Chikov, Olga O. Inozemtseva
  • Patent number: 10607498
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for distributing, collecting, monitoring and releasing assignments by a content management system. The method includes distributing file requests for assignments to students. Each file request includes one or more metadata tags. Students submit assignments in response to the file requests with the assignments being stored and associated with the file requests using the one or more metadata tags. In response to a release command, the assignments are searched based on one or more metadata tags and assignments associated with a student can be released to the student.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly Bonney-Ache, Ritu Moondra, Calvin Low, Kristen Witte, David Fish, Ian Macartney, Ben Stern
  • Patent number: 10558931
    Abstract: A mechanism is provided in a data processing system for determining comprehensiveness of a question paper given a syllabus of topics. An answer and evidence generator of a question answering system executing on the data processing system finds one or more answers based on the syllabus of topics for each question in the question paper. The answer and evidence generator identifies evidence for the one or more answers in the syllabus for each question in the question paper. A concept identifier of the question answering system identifies a set of concepts in the syllabus corresponding to the evidence for each question in the question paper to form a plurality of sets of concepts. The mechanism determines a value for a comprehensiveness metric for the question paper with respect to the syllabus of topics based on the plurality of sets of concepts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Amit P. Bohra, Krishna Kummamuru, Swapnasarit Sahu, Abhishek Shivkumar
  • Patent number: 10545780
    Abstract: A system for providing virtual customer premises equipment (vCPE) services to a customer by using network function virtualization (NFV) clouds located in different regions, comprises an orchestrator managing NFV clouds located in at least two different regions; and a service manager located in each of the NFV clouds, the service manager interworking with the orchestrator. Also, the orchestrator controls the service manager to move a vCPE service for the customer from a first NFV cloud to a second NFV cloud among the NFV clouds, and provides the vCPE service to the customer through the second NFV cloud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: KT Corporation
    Inventors: Nam Gon Kim, Ki Sang Ok, Je Chan Han
  • Patent number: 10467381
    Abstract: The present invention relates to computerized methods and systems for automatically documenting fluid intake and output events for a patient. In one method, a fluid balance event is extracted, an impact value associated with the fluid balance event is received, and a database is populated with the fluid balance event and associated impact value. In another method, a clinical event is received and analyzed to determine whether the event has an impact on the patient's overall fluid balance. If the event is determined to have an impact on the fluid balance, the event is managed as a fluid balance event and an impact value is received for the event. A fluid balance is then updated for the patient using the received impact value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventor: Lori N. Cross
  • Patent number: 10453353
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a reading comprehension apparatus comprises a processor, an optimized reading comprehension display, and a selection tool to select text within a digitized portion of a written work. A word ranking engine ranks each word from the selected text, via the processor. A filtering engine identifies a plurality of top-ranked words within the selected text and an animation engine animates and displays each of the top-ranked words identified by the processor in a sequential manner on the optimized reading comprehension display. Furthermore, the animation engine displays a presentation of the selected text including the top-ranked words in a highlighted manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Full Tilt Ahead, LLC
    Inventors: Lillian Roxanne Russell, John Thomas Evans, IV, Adarsh Sudhanva Char, Joshua Andrew Cuevas, Vijaykant Nadadur
  • Patent number: 10427049
    Abstract: A communication play is performed between a master machine and a slave machine. The slave machine can obtain an item according to the result of the communication play and the item is deposited to the master machine. After the communication play ends, if a cartridge is mounted to the slave machine and the master machine and the slave machine perform communication, the item that has been deposited to the master machine is delivered to the slave machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA SQUARE ENIX
    Inventor: Noriyoshi Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 10424217
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for generating texts appropriate for a reading level of an individual. An existing exam unit is accessed, wherein the existing exam unit includes a reading passage and a plurality of questions related to the reading passage. The plurality of questions are filtered based on a criterion to form a subset of questions. A first difficulty score is determined based on the reading passage. A second difficulty score is determined based on the subset of questions. A correlation between the first difficulty score and the second difficulty score is determined, and a text is generated that is appropriate for a reading level of an individual based on performance of the individual on the exam unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Educational Testing Service
    Inventor: Kathleen M. Sheehan
  • Patent number: 10394515
    Abstract: A display device, an AOD control method for the same, and a mobile terminal using the same are provided. An event view is displayed on a display panel in a first screen mode, and preset information is displayed on the display panel in a second screen mode. A display position of the information in the second screen mode is changed when the second screen mode is resumed after the first screen mode is finished.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Youngju Park
  • Patent number: 10389803
    Abstract: A computing device receives, from one or more user accounts in a group of user accounts, display information associated with presentation of data associated with a media item and generated in association with a first user account on user devices associated with the one or more user accounts in the group. The computing device generates a report comprising statistics associated with display of the data, wherein the statistics are determined from the display information and comprise an amount of time for which the data was presented on the user devices associated with the one or more user accounts in the group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Robert Ducrou, Brandon J. Smith, Kenneth O. Sanders, II
  • Patent number: 10373279
    Abstract: Embodiments measure knowledge levels of students with respect to knowledge entities as they proceed through a course datagraph macrostructure, and dynamically adapt aspects of the macrostructure (and/or its embedded microstructures) to optimize knowledge acquisition of the students in accordance with their knowledge level. For example, a course consumption platform can parse the macrostructure and embedded microstructures to identify next microstructures to present to the student in such a way that dynamically adapts knowledge entities of the course to a student as a function of the student's present knowledge level associated with the student and difficulty levels of the presented microstructures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: MINDOJO LTD.
    Inventors: Guy Zaslavsky, Andrei Bobkov
  • Patent number: 10373509
    Abstract: A method, computer system and non-transitory computer readable medium for processing education-related data can include providing a calendar dashboard having a plurality of timeframe subdivisions; generating education graphical icons that are associated with respective types of course material content and/or assessments of learning of at least one course assigned to a user; generating one or more personal graphical icons representing respective personalized events having a time and date; populating the education graphical icons in the timeframe subdivisions of the calendar dashboard; populating the one or more personal graphical icons in the timeframe subdivisions of the calendar dashboard; and displaying on a display device the calendar dashboard with a predetermined timeframe subdivision and corresponding populated education graphical icons and personal graphical icons for the predetermined timeframe subdivision, where the assessments of learning include a test that can be completed online or an assignment
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: LAUREATE EDUCATION, INC.
    Inventors: Rissa Ellen Karpoff, Rachel Foster
  • Patent number: 10354543
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for implementing assessments by correlating browsing patterns are provided herein. A computer-implemented method includes detecting web browsing anomalies (i) attributed to a user and (ii) related to answering questions pertaining to predetermined content; estimating the probability of the user answering a question pertaining to the predetermined content based on (i) skills associated with the user and (ii) identification of required concepts associated with the predetermined content; dynamically generating at least two sets of questions pertaining to the predetermined content based on the detected web browsing anomalies; determining a time interval during a user web tutorial session at which to pose to the user a question from one of the sets of questions based at least on (i) the estimated probability and (ii) an estimated level of user engagement; and outputting to the user the question in accordance with the determined time interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Malolan Chetlur, Pankaj Dayama, Vijay Ekambaram
  • Patent number: 10324829
    Abstract: Application testing is disclosed in the present disclosure. An interface structure may be extracted from source code of an application under test (AUT), and the interface structure may be separated into subsections. Then a primary test may be performed for the AUT by using test code to execute the subsections. An assertion strategy in the test code may be evaluated based on a predefined assertion requirement to obtain a first measurement result of the AUT, in which the assertion strategy may be to assert an execution result of the test code executing the subsections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: ENTIT SOFTWARE LLC
    Inventor: Arnaud Gaston Claude Clement
  • Patent number: 10318873
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system for determining an expert of one or more subjects on a web-based platform. The system comprises a mining module for mining activity data of at least one user of a plurality of users from the web-based platform. The mining module may further compare the activity data with one or more subjects. The mining module may further label the activity data to a subject of the one or more subjects. A scoring module may assign performance points to the at least one user associated to the activity data. The scoring module may further assign subject points to the subject. The scoring module may further generate an activity gauge for the at least one user based on the performance points assigned and the subject points. The scoring module may further classify the at least one user as the expert of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES LIMITED
    Inventors: Pratik Kumar Mishra, Dinesh Pothineni, Aadil Rasheed, Deepak Sundararajan, Ashok Krish, Hasit Kaji
  • Patent number: 10289573
    Abstract: Described herein are features related to a bus based timed input output module (TIO) for use in control systems of physical systems, particularly where the physical systems are safety critical systems. When the TIO is powered on, one or more operations are performed by the TIO, wherein the one or more operations, when performed by the TIO: 1) cause the TIO to be non-functional, thereby preventing the TIO from improperly or accidentally activating a Component in communication with the TIO; 2) clears the TIO of previous operations (if any); and 3) facilitates compatibility of the TIO with an arbitrary Component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: Gerald M. Boyd, Dominic A. Montoya, Gregory L. Wickstrom, Jeffrey E. Farrow
  • Patent number: 10262121
    Abstract: Current CAPTCHA tests are designed to be difficult for a bot and simple for a human-user to answer; however, as artificial intelligence improves, bots are more capable of using techniques such as optical character recognition to resolve current CAPTCHAs in similar manners as human-users. By providing a CAPTCHA challenge from a library or set of challenges that are designed in a manner that causes or likely causes a human-user to trivially get the answer to the challenge wrong, helps to confirm that a user is a human-user, as a bot would answer the challenge correctly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael James McInerny, Mark Evans Brighton, Sevag Demirjian, Blair Livingstone Hotchkies
  • Patent number: 10244975
    Abstract: A method and system for assessing the mental state or behavioral disorder of a subject is disclosed. The system includes a display, an input device, a processor, a database and matrix for converting the responses to one or more assessment scores. The disclosure also relates to a method for treating a behavioral disorder using the method and a system described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: MOREHOUSE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
    Inventor: Glenda Wrenn
  • Patent number: 10217377
    Abstract: Mechanisms for training a human user to perform an operation and provided. The mechanisms generate a domain specific knowledge base comprising a set of entities and corresponding domain specific attributes and expand the domain specific knowledge base to include values for the domain specific attributes through an automated bootstrap learning process that performs natural language processing and analysis of natural language content using a set of pre-condition annotated action terms, thereby generating an expanded domain specific knowledge base. The mechanisms evaluate an input from another device identifying an action associated with an entity in the set of entities, based on a retrieved domain specific attribute value and the retrieved pre-condition annotation from the expanded domain specific knowledge base. The mechanisms output a notification to a user computing device indicating whether the input is correct or incorrect to thereby train a user associated with the user computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Donna K. Byron, Benjamin L. Johnson, Dan G. Tecuci
  • Patent number: 10216385
    Abstract: A method, system and apparatus for grouped radio controls. A grouped radio control can include a listing of elements, each element having a specified grouping. The grouped radio control also can include grouping logic programmed to insert elements into, delete elements from, and select elements within the listing. Finally, a grouped radio control can include a grouped radio control interface configured to accept interface events for processing in the grouping logic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Maria E. Smith, Jie Z. Zeng
  • Patent number: 10209874
    Abstract: A method of outputting content by a device includes obtaining attribute information about review content that is retrieved by the device; estimating an amount of user's memory about the review content at a preset time based on the obtained attribute information and reference information obtained after the review content is selected; comparing the estimated amount of the user's memory and a threshold value; and changing appearance of the review content in response to the amount of the user's memory being determined as equal to or less than the threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jong-hyun Kim, Uk-jin Yang, Hyun-kwon Chung
  • Patent number: 10180988
    Abstract: An approach is provided to provide communication between a user and a question answering (QA) system using a persona. A persona-based profile is identified to utilize in a conversation between the user and the QA system with the persona being relevance and/or sentiment based. A question is received at the QA system from the user. The QA system retrieves candidate answers which are compared to the persona-based profile. The candidate answers are scored based on the comparison. One or more of the candidate answers are selected based on the scores and these candidate answers are provided to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Corville O. Allen, Andrew R. Freed
  • Patent number: 10178057
    Abstract: A mechanism is provided in a data processing system for generating poll information from a chat session. The mechanism monitors chat content in the multiple user chat session. The mechanism identifies a poll question in a message within the chat content. The mechanism identifies a plurality of answers to the poll question in subsequent messages within the chat content. The mechanism generates a poll user interface presenting the poll question and the plurality of answers as selectable options and presents the poll user interface to the multiple users of the chat session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Prithu Banerjee, William G. O'Keeffe, David D. Taieb, Srikanth G. Tamilselvam
  • Patent number: 10171389
    Abstract: A mechanism is provided in a data processing system for generating poll information from a chat session. The mechanism monitors chat content in the multiple user chat session. The mechanism identifies a poll question in a message within the chat content. The mechanism identifies a plurality of answers to the poll question in subsequent messages within the chat content. The mechanism generates a poll user interface presenting the poll question and the plurality of answers as selectable options and presents the poll user interface to the multiple users of the chat session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Prithu Banerjee, William G. O'Keeffe, David D. Taieb, Srikanth G. Tamilselvam
  • Patent number: 10124259
    Abstract: One aspect of the disclosure relates to altering a probability of fulfilling a game objective in a game space. The game objective may be associated with a set of potential reward items, the set of potential reward items including a first item. Probabilities of the first item from the set of potential reward items being provided to individual users as a reward for completing the game objective may be determined based on the rates of usage of the game space by the user. The probability of the first user being provided with the first item as a reward for completing the game objective may be determined based on the rate of usage of the game space by the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Kabam, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Curtis, James Koh, Kellen Christopher Smalley, Michael C. Caldarone
  • Patent number: 10084987
    Abstract: A system, method and program product for a distributed video presentation with presenter system control of video on viewer systems. The presenter system and the plurality of distributed viewer systems have a presentation application for viewing a video in a presentation mode. At least one video data channel is established for serving the video to the plurality of distributed viewer systems during the presentation mode. At least one video control signal channel is established for controlling display of the video on the plurality of distributed viewer systems. Each of the video data channels is separate from all of the video control signal channels and the presenter system has sole control over the at least one video control signal channel to control display of the video on the plurality of distributed viewer systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Helio L. Pinheiro e Mota
  • Patent number: 10037707
    Abstract: A method for assessing and diagnosing a learner's test taking pattern which leads the learner to choose the wrong answers on exam questions is disclosed, along with a system and materials for conducting the diagnostic method. A method of analyzing test-taking error patterns of multiple learners is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Inventor: Cynthia Elnora Ashby
  • Patent number: 9983943
    Abstract: Disclosed are examples of systems, apparatus, methods and computer program products for reversing object manipulations in association with a walkthrough for an application or online service. A first state of resources associated with the walkthrough can be recorded in a database of a database system. Input can be received to perform an interaction command with one or more demonstration objects associated with the walkthrough. The one or more demonstration objects can be caused to be manipulated in response to the input. The object manipulation can change the resources from the first state to a second state. The second state can be recorded in the database of the database system. Actions can be determined to reverse the object manipulation to return the resources to the first state. The determined actions can be caused to be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Everett Jemiolo
  • Patent number: 9973576
    Abstract: Systems methods and devices are provided for a presentation including a communications console with component aggregation. In one potential implementation, a computing device with an application framework receives a communication manager object via a network connectivity device and executes the communication manager object within the application framework. The computing device may then receive and execute communications components and a presentation components within the application framework using the communication manager object. The communication manager object may then manage interface and display of the presentation information via the application framework, as modified by communication components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: ON24, Inc.
    Inventors: Jayesh Sahasi, Brent Rojas
  • Patent number: 9916395
    Abstract: An approach is provided to determine answer stability in a question answering (QA) system. In the approach, a question submitted to a question answering (QA) system is selected and data pertaining to a candidate answers generated by the QA system are analyzed. The analysis of the data results in a stability characteristic that pertains to the candidate answers. A confidence value associated with the candidate answers is adjusted based on the respective answer's stability characteristic. One or more of the candidate answers are provided to a requestor based on the adjusted confidence values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Corville O. Allen, Lisa M. Bradley, Christina R. Carlson, Andrew R. Freed, Roderick C. Henderson
  • Patent number: 9901830
    Abstract: One aspect of the disclosure relates to altering a probability of fulfilling a game objective in a game space. The game objective may be associated with a set of potential reward items, the set of potential reward items including a first item. Probabilities of the first item from the set of potential reward items being provided to individual users as a reward for completing the game objective may be determined based on the rates of usage of the game space by the user. The probability of the first user being provided with the first item as a reward for completing the game objective may be determined based on the rate of usage of the game space by the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Kabam, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Curtis, James Koh, Kellen Christopher Smalley, Michael C. Caldarone
  • Patent number: 9906404
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing an alert to a user device based on generated parameters are disclosed herein. The system can include: a content management server; and a memory communicatingly connected to the content management server via a communication network. The memory can include: a content library database; and a user profile database. The system can include a user device and a supervisor device. The system can include a content management server that can calculate a risk probability and can generate and send an alert to the supervisor device when the risk probability exceeds a threshold level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: PEARSON EDUCATION, INC.
    Inventors: Adam S. Black, Rasil Warnakulasooriya, Ken Davis, Eric Friedman
  • Patent number: 9886868
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing an alert to a user device based on generated parameters are disclosed herein. The system can include: a content management server; and a memory communicatingly connected to the content management server via a communication network. The memory can include: a content library database; and a user profile database. The system can include a user device and a supervisor device. The system can include a content management server that can calculate a risk probability and can generate and send an alert to the supervisor device when the risk probability exceeds a threshold level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: PEARSON EDUCATION, INC.
    Inventors: Adam S. Black, Rasil Warnakulasooriya, Ken Davis, Eric Friedman
  • Patent number: 9864736
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus and a control method update document data in such a manner that an object in document data is inputted to an application, the object is transmitted to an external information processing apparatus, a processing result processed based on the object is received, and the processing result is inputted to the document data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Makoto Mihara
  • Patent number: 9852581
    Abstract: A method for awarding playtime credit proportional to positive performance on educational testing. The method records correct answers to academic questions, such as math, as credits towards time allowed on an attached electronic play device. The amount of time earned or awarded is determined by the number of correct answers provided in response to displayed questions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Inventor: Timothy J. Smock
  • Patent number: 9754460
    Abstract: A game machine includes: game medium release means that releases a plurality of game media to a determination area included in a game space based on an operation input from operation section; detection means that detects the occurrence or non-occurrence of a predetermined event at a plurality of determination points provided in the determination area, the predetermined event occurring due to a released game medium among the plurality of game media; and determination means that performs a win determination process based on the occurrence or non-occurrence of the predetermined event at the plurality of determination points provided in the determination area, the determination means determining that the player has won the game when a plurality of determination points among the plurality of determination points at which the predetermined event has occurred satisfy a winning condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Sato, Tetsuo Tokitou, Akihiko Tokue
  • Patent number: 9711057
    Abstract: A question setting apparatus is disclosed, including a processor and a storage part. The storage stores problem information which maintains problem data including a problem and a correct answer of the problem included in a test sent to students, and student answer information which maintains answer data and a correct/incorrect answer determination result for each of the students. The processor processes test operations of referring to the problem information, sending the problem data to the student terminals, receiving the answer data from the student terminals in a given time for the test, and recording the answer data in the student answer information. The processor processes a progress display. A progress state is displayed in the given time and indicates an answer state of the problem data based on the correct/incorrect answer determination result. A display instruction is sent to the student terminals to stop the test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Hidehiko Mayumi, Toshio Tanaka, Takeaki Kobayashi, Masahiro Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 9679259
    Abstract: A matching or pairing system and method for matching first and second entities having a greater likelihood of forming a successful pairing includes a trained machine learning system to provide heuristic values useful in determining a compatibility score for the pairing. During training of the machine learning system, a training example selection device can provide attribute values logically associated with entities engaged in historically successful pairings and a number of hypothetically successful pairings. The hypothetically successful pairings may be based at least in part on historically successful pairings where at least one attribute value logically associated with at least one entity in the pairing is varied, adjusted, or subjected to a loosened constraint. During run-time operation a screening device can screen unsuccessful pairings and forward potentially successful pairings that meet a threshold value to the neural network. The system can then determine a compatibility score for the pairing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: PLENTYOFFISH MEDIA ULC
    Inventors: Markus Frind, Sa Li, Steve Oldridge
  • Patent number: 9662586
    Abstract: One aspect of the disclosure relates to altering a probability of fulfilling a game objective in a game space. The game objective may be associated with a set of potential reward items, the set of potential reward items including a first item. Probabilities of the first item from the set of potential reward items being provided to individual users as a reward for completing the game objective may be determined based on the rates of usage of the game space by the user. The probability of the first user being provided with the first item as a reward for completing the game objective may be determined based on the rate of usage of the game space by the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Kabam, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Curtis, James Koh, Kellen Christopher Smalley, Michael C. Caldarone
  • Patent number: 9582980
    Abstract: An approach for providing intentional monitoring is provided. An alarm can be predefined with any number of metrics or thresholds for monitoring an electronic service. The predefined metrics and/or thresholds can be combined with one or more input variables selected by a customer or with one or more signals received from a network component. The alarm can be implemented using the predefined metrics, thresholds, and the one or more customer selected input variables or signals from the network component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Alexander G. Tilles
  • Patent number: 9529858
    Abstract: A method includes accessing a number of cards from a database. The cards are ranked in the database based on a test conducted on a number of users. The cards are associated with one or more rule states. The one or more rule states provide binary outcomes of one or more rules. Each rule is identified using a code. The test is conducted by presenting different random sequences of the cards to different users and receiving inputs from the number of users. The method further includes receiving a request for a presentation area from a client device operated by a user. The presentation area is used for displaying the number of cards in an order, which is determined based on the test. The method includes providing the number of cards for display in the order within the presentation area on the client device of the user in response to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Asad Sheth, Ferras Hamad
  • Patent number: 9489851
    Abstract: Embodiments in accordance with the invention provide a Landing Signal Officer (LSO) Information Management and Trend Analysis (IMTA) system for electronically capturing landing performance data related to aircraft approaches and landings in an IMTA application residing on a portable electronic device (PED) and for automatically generating performance data and trend analysis of the data. In one embodiment, data is input by user, such as an LSO, to one or more context sensitive graphical user interfaces displayed on a touch screen PED. Data entered to and generated by the IMTA application can be further communicated to and updated by external computer systems and appended with additional data and/or video available from external computer systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Michael Gregory Ross, Michael E. McCauley, Neil Charles Rowe, Mathias Kolsch, Arijit Das, Terry D. Norbraten
  • Patent number: 9483774
    Abstract: Embodiments introduced describe single-action surveys, wherein a survey requires a single action only, such as a click on a mouse, a touch, tap, or stroke on a touch screen. Each single action means selecting one specific survey answer and a survey session may end after a single action is taken. In addition, a survey may end automatically within a substantially short period of time in the absence of any action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Inventor: Chian Chiu Li
  • Patent number: 9471286
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for providing code completion features for code modules that have been incorporated into a source code document being edited by a user of a source code editor. Embodiment dynamically load and apply partial code evaluation to code modules referenced in the source code document (and any code modules referenced directly or indirectly by such code modules) while the user is editing it. The partial code evaluation is performed on a background thread that is separate from a main thread used to execute the user interface for the source code editor. The results of such partial code evaluation are cached and used to provide code completion information for the code modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Wai Man Yuen, Vishal R. Joshi, Justin Beckwith, Mikhail Arkhipov
  • Patent number: 9471899
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer readable storage medium includes executable instructions to deliver to a community of users an email with a widget including a graphical user interface that solicits input. Solicited input is collected from the community of users via the widget. The email is revised to dynamically display at least a portion of the solicited input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: The Groupery, Inc.
    Inventors: David Beyer, Thane Frivold, Darren Lancaster