Cathode Ray Screen Display Included In Examining Means Patents (Class 434/323)
  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: 9471667
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for scoring a response to a character-by-character highlighting task. A similarity value for the response is calculated by comparing the response to one or more correct responses to the task to determine the similarity or dissimilarity of the response to the one or more correct responses to the task. A threshold similarity value is calculated for the task, where the threshold similarity value is indicative of an amount of similarity or dissimilarity to the one or more correct responses required for the response to be scored at a certain level. The similarity value for the response is compared to the threshold similarity value. A score is assigned at, above, or below the certain level based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Educational Testing Service
    Inventors: Kentaro Yamamoto, Jana Sukkarieh, Matthias Von Davier
  • 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: 9430952
    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: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Amit P. Bohra, Krishna Kummamuru, Swapnasarit Sahu, Abhishek Shivkumar
  • Patent number: 9425990
    Abstract: A message data acquisition unit acquires message data including a message and additional information. An event ID acquisition unit acquires, when a condition fulfillment detection unit determines that a condition is fulfilled, condition identification information identifying the fulfilled playing condition in the game. A display information generation unit displays a message in the message data including the additional information corresponding to the acquired condition identification information, in a game screen displayed on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Masaharu Sakai
  • Patent number: 9418566
    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: January 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Amit P. Bohra, Krishna Kummamuru, Swapnasarit Sahu, Abhishek Shivkumar
  • Patent number: 9399111
    Abstract: A system and method for encouraging emotional behavior therapy. The method includes the steps of identifying a particular emotional behavior therapy prescription regimen to performed by a user, determining one or more procedures for administering such emotional behavior therapy prescription regimen and identifying one or more video activity sequences associated with such procedures. On a display one or more instruction prompts associated with the emotional behavior therapy administration are provided, and video activity sequences of actual administration following the one or more instruction prompts are captured by a video capture device. The captured video activity sequences are stored to a non-transitory computer readable storage medium and are compared the identified video activity sequences by a computer processor to determine differences therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: AIC Innovations Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Adam Hanina
  • Patent number: 9374660
    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: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Alexander G. Tilles
  • Patent number: 9330371
    Abstract: In the method of processing documents relating to shipped articles, automatic means execute the following steps: performing character recognition in at least one document made available by a carrier of the articles; obtaining at least one article reference made up of characters; obtaining at least one character string associated with the reference and distinct therefrom; calculating respective match percentages between the string and templates in a database; determining whether at least one of the percentages satisfies at least one predetermined condition; and when the condition is satisfied, associating the article reference with a template of the database relating to said percentage, and executing an action concerning the article reference by means of the associated template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: ITINSELL
    Inventors: Loic Licata, Florian P. Cimetiere, Sylvain N. Valette, Julien Fiette
  • Patent number: 9318004
    Abstract: In accordance with the present invention, a gaming device such as a slot machine calculates a speed of game play, and in turn determines a pay schedule based on the speed of game play. In some embodiments, a count is adjusted throughout a multiple play session based on point values associated with symbols on the reels of a slot machine, and payouts are awarded in accordance with (i) a finishing count, and/or (ii) a “virtual average speed”.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Jay S. Walker, James A. Jorasch, Daniel E. Tedesco
  • Patent number: 9286611
    Abstract: A computer implemented method providing a sequence of multimedia files in a map topology includes layers and sub-layers to enable a user to navigate and play a particular multimedia file that demonstrates a feature of a product. Each layer and sub-layer corresponds to a multimedia file that demonstrates a feature of a product. The sequence of multimedia files are stored in an application server (104). The method includes processing a selection of a layer from the user based on a preview of the layer that includes a first reveal branches field, a first hide branches field, and a first play field, displaying at least one branch of a sub-layer of said layer when the reveal branches field is selected, and playing the particular multimedia file corresponding to any of the layer, the sub-layer, or any further sublayer of the sub-layer when a play field is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Inventor: Sarkar Subhanjan
  • Patent number: 9237123
    Abstract: A question is received on a first social network site from a first user. The question is sent to a second user of a second social network site who receives the question from the second social network site. The first social network site receives an answer to the question from the second user via the second social network site and provides the answer to the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: YP LLC
    Inventors: Justin Marcucci, Coby P. Randquist
  • Patent number: 9141963
    Abstract: Provided are a system and method for providing a wireless network service to a user terminal free of charge, by providing a doorway page for exposing an advertisement on the user terminal provided with the wireless network service through an access point. Accordingly, the user terminal may be provided with the wireless network service free of charge, other than the cost of viewing the advertisement exposed on the doorway page. An advertiser and a proprietor may expose the advertisement at the cost of providing the free wireless network service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: NAVER Corporation
    Inventors: Keon Su Lee, Choong Hee Lee, Il Gu Lee, Yung Seong Lee, Kyung Hoon Kim, Hye Jin Kang
  • Patent number: 9142137
    Abstract: A system and computer-implemented method that includes analyzing content of textual information, automatically deriving a plurality of questions from the analyzed content, presenting the plurality of questions derived, to a user via a user interface, determining, via the user, a validity of the plurality of questions, and generating at least one valid question as determined by a user along with a corresponding answer to at least one valid question. The method further includes generating a summary of the textual information using the answers generated. The method further includes the ability of generate grammars for parsing natural language phrases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Inventor: Luis Valles
  • Patent number: 9142136
    Abstract: An online test platform facilitates automatic scrolling of test materials in a web browser while maintaining a text prompt associated with the test materials. The platform also facilitates development, delivery, and management of educational tests with interactive participation by students, teachers, proctors, and administrators even when some or all of them are remotely located. The platform may include administrator interfaces, test proctor interfaces, and test taker (e.g. student) interfaces to allow each participant to view, navigate, and interact with aspects of the online test platform that are intended to meet their needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
    Inventors: Timothy A. Rogers, John Bosko, Corey S. O'Brien, Raghubir S. Mutum
  • Patent number: 9143812
    Abstract: In a client-server environment, adaptively streaming programs from a program listing includes using an interaction between a client-side GUI and a server-side storefront to select a primary program for presentation, streaming the primary program at a primary streaming rate, and presenting the streamed primary program at a quality consistent with the primary streaming rate. The adaptive streaming further includes determining a number of secondary programs and a corresponding secondary streaming rate for each, which is less than the primary streaming rate. The adaptive streaming includes negotiating authorization rights for the secondary programs, then streaming the number of secondary programs at their secondary streaming rates, while streaming and presenting the primary program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Sonic IP, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Braness, Kourosh Soroushian
  • Patent number: 9135671
    Abstract: System and methods for secured computer based assessment are described. In one embodiment, the method comprises receiving a question paper from an assessment conduction center, wherein the question paper contains dummy content having structure similar to an actual content of the question paper. A question paper metadata template containing metadata of the actual content that is generated based on the dummy content is created, and provided to the assessment conduction center for loading the actual content of the question paper in the question paper metadata template to generate an examination paper for distribution to one or more exam centers. A response of each of a plurality of aspirants corresponding to the examination paper is obtained from the one or more exam centers and said response is evaluated based on the metadata of the actual content, to generate a result for each of the plurality of aspirants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES LIMITED
    Inventors: Viral Prakash Shah, Shaikh Mohammed Nawaz
  • Patent number: 9053500
    Abstract: A system, method and medium for determining and displaying one or more locales on a web browser. The method can include the steps of providing in the web browser a plurality of display regions, associating a locale with a plurality of web pages, selecting by a user a user-specified locale, associating the locale with one or more particular display regions, and determining whether the locale is mandatory. If the locale is mandatory, content associated with the user-specified locale can be translated to content associated with the locale. Finally, content is displayed in the one or more particular frames in accordance with the locale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: BLACKBOARD INC.
    Inventors: Christopher E. Etesse, Jennifer R. West, Michael L. Chasen
  • Patent number: 9028260
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus may receive metadata that is associated with content. The metadata includes event descriptors that describe events included in the content. The apparatus may generate a question based on at least one of the event descriptors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Nader Abbas Nanjiani, Matthew R. Kuhlke, Manoj Mishra, Balajee Ramakrishnananda
  • Patent number: 8983886
    Abstract: Methods and systems for achieving self-organized growth of a logic pathway. A number of hardware modules that represents a core can be configured and communicated via a packet routing architecture. Each core includes a plurality of sub-modules that interact dynamically to a growth algorithm. A flow network can be created between a sensor input and a prediction of a desired sensor input and a link can be formed between a regularity within a core and another core via a link-flow-selection process. A digital data packet can be transmitted between the cores for communicating activation of the regularity and to exchange energy. Such physically-self organized circuit fabric system interacts dynamically to a growth algorithm that takes the input to produce a desired output and continuously self-repair and/or heal if damaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Knowmtech, LLC
    Inventor: Alex Nugent
  • Patent number: 8958741
    Abstract: Group-based, periodic education intervention that provides a targeted curriculum selected specifically for each period based on current skill assessment data is described. For example, candidates' skill levels in multiple skills are assessed, and groups are formed based on commonality of skill level. A period-specific curriculum is generated for each group to address the specific needs of the individuals of the respective group. After delivery of the period-specific targeted curriculum over the period, re-assessments of the current skill of the group members are made, and a period-specific curriculum for the subsequent period is generated and delivered. Fidelity of an implementation of the curriculum is analyzed, and alerts, reminders, and reports are provided to improve fidelity of an implementation of the curriculum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Amplify Education, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Jason Berger, Laurence Holt, Michael Kasloff
  • Patent number: 8934832
    Abstract: A system and method for developing a course requires a plurality of participants that collaborate over a network, for example, a social network. A database stores an initial framework that defines a sequence of learning units for creating a desired learning environment for students, those learning units made of specifically ordered content objects. The learning units are identified by corresponding learning unit identifiers. A plurality of workstations coupled to the network are used for entry of reviewer information by the participants using the learning environment created for the students. The reviewer information comprise one or more comments entered by one participant about a learning unit or content object and a rank entered by anther participant about the comment, with the rank being correlated with a defined ranking standard. A processor processes the rank according to a predefined criteria to produce a ranking result that is associated with a learning unit identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Laureate Education, Inc.
    Inventor: George Bryan Polivka