Response Of Plural Examinees Communicated To Monitor Or Recorder By Electrical Signals Patents (Class 434/350)
  • Patent number: 10673788
    Abstract: [Object] To provide an information processing system and an information processing method to enable an automatic response to be performed with higher affinity in accordance with a mental condition of a user. [Solution] An information processing system including: a database that accumulates a relationship between a user for which a virtual agent is substituted and a partner user as a communication partner on a network; and a control unit that generates a message in accordance with a mental condition of the partner user and the relationship between the user and the partner user, and sends the message from the virtual agent to the partner user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Atsushi Shionozaki
  • Patent number: 10671620
    Abstract: The present application provides a method for recommending a teacher to a target student in a network teaching system. The method comprises: obtaining characteristic information of the target student; retrieving at least one candidate teacher from a teacher database according to the characteristic information of the target student, so as to obtain a candidate teacher list including the at least one candidate teacher; calculating, for the target student, a probability of reserving a course provided by each candidate teacher in the candidate teacher list; and ranking the at least one candidate teacher in the candidate teacher list based on the calculated probability and providing the target student with the ranked candidate teacher list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventors: Liang Shen, Yiding Liu, Dewei Leng, Baofu Zhang
  • Patent number: 10650692
    Abstract: Techniques disclosed herein can determine sequences for educational units by evaluating entropies of multiple potential sequences and biasing selection of next units towards those associated with high sequence entropies. Further, an analysis can determine which units are under-represented (relative to a target proportion) in a past sequence and bias towards inclusion of an under-represented unit in the sequence. The available units that are considered for potential selection can include those matched to a learner's skill (e.g., such that all pre-requisite units have been mastered but the unit itself has not been mastered). Thus, techniques can generate sequences of units that promote unit variation and nonetheless conform to relative unit frequencies and skill level appropriateness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: PEARSON EDUCATION, INC.
    Inventor: Randall Barnhart
  • Patent number: 10650698
    Abstract: Identifying material with which students are struggling can guide educators' decisions on which modifications to the instructional experience will be most impactful to the learning experience. Educators make a finite selection of the near infinite number of possible combinations of instructional content, delivery approaches, instructional order, test questions, approaches for accountability, rubrics, and the like. Educators and administrators with thousands of students are incapable of process the quantities of available data unaided. In some embodiments, a system enables users to view quantized metric data from a population of, for example, students. In some embodiments, the system displays a category-filtered presentation table of a single metric data source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: SparxTeq, Inc.
    Inventor: Dan Reed Olsen
  • Patent number: 10643490
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method, system, and non-transitory computer-readable recording medium for providing learning information. According to the invention, it is possible to consider, in providing supplementary learning information to a learner, both of a supplementary learning pattern common to all learners and a supplementary learning pattern of a specific learner whose characteristics are similar to those of the learner, so that learning units necessary for supplementary learning of the learner may be found accurately and efficiently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: CLASSCUBE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seong Chan Ahn, Young Don Kim
  • Patent number: 10628901
    Abstract: A device may receive information regarding one or more client devices being utilized at a connected learning center. The device may receive information regarding one or more training courses, one or more users of the one or more client devices, and the one or more users. The user interface may provide information regarding a particular training course, of the one or more training courses, that a particular user is attending. The particular user may be determined to be attending the particular training course based on the information regarding the one or more client devices, obtained by a particular sensor of a plurality of sensors, indicating that a particular client device is located within a classroom of the connected learning center in which the particular training course is being provided. The device may provide the user interface for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Matthew J. Ancona, Bryan Michael McCart, Dana A. Koch, Jeffrey T. Vinkler, Sudhamayee Sampath, Rahul Varma, Parag Pande
  • Patent number: 10607595
    Abstract: A computer implemented method, device and computer program product are provided. The method, device and computer program product utilize textual machine learning to analyze textual content to identify narratives for associated content segments of the textual content. The method, device and computer program further utilize textual machine learning to designate character models for the corresponding narratives and generate an audio rendering of the textual content utilizing the character models in connection with the corresponding narratives for the associated content segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Timothy Robert Kingsbury, Robert James Kapinos, Scott Wentao Li, Russell Speight VanBlon
  • Patent number: 10609116
    Abstract: Techniques for providing seamless offline access to web-based interactive activity may include determining a web-based interactive activity to be made available offline, and a set of content files corresponding to the web-based interactive activity. One or more content files from a remote server can be synchronized to the client device. A web browser on the client device can be executed to launch the web-based interactive activity. When the client device is determined to be offline, dynamic activity data for the web-based interactive activity stored in the web storage integrated with the web browser of the client device can be synchronized from a web domain associated with the remote server to a local domain of the client device. The web-based interactive activity can then be accessed while offline using the dynamic activity data in the local domain of the web storage of the web browser of the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Troy Gillette
  • Patent number: 10607164
    Abstract: Subject invention is a method that determines classroom needs for higher education institutions when they consider new buildings. The architect in charge of programming the new building can use existing tools available to them, in effect computer hardware and 3d modeler software, and utilize this method, which first plots classes as boxes in a virtual 3d space from course schedule data, then uses application programming interface (API) to execute geometry intersections, next performs matching processes to determine the number and sizes of classrooms needed for the course schedule, and lastly visualize room utilization and matching results on a computer screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventor: Zichu Wang
  • Patent number: 10565213
    Abstract: Method, apparatus, and a computer-readable storage device for determining similarities. A plurality of sets having social network service members as entities is constructed by associating each of the social network service members with each of a predetermined selection of professional outcomes by school of graduation of the member. One of the plurality of sets is selected. A similarity algorithm calculates the similarity score of at least some of the plurality of sets in the plurality of sets to the selected one of the plurality of sets, and presents for rendering the k sets in the plurality of sets with the highest similarity scores. The similarity algorithm used may be a cosine similarity algorithm using the sets as vectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Gloria Lau, Jacob Bank
  • Patent number: 10565793
    Abstract: Embodiments provide methods and systems for regulating the use of virtual reality environments provided to residents of controlled-environment facilities. In response to a request for virtual reality programs from an inmate, the privilege status of the inmate is used to determine the available virtual environments in which the inmate may participate. The participation of the inmate within a virtual reality session may be restricted based on the privilege status of the inmate. Any limitations on an inmate's participation within an approved virtual environment may be enforced by restricting the behavior of an avatar representing the inmate within the virtual environment. The privilege status of inmates may be used to enforce restrictions that prohibit contact between certain inmates or certain classifications of inmates. The participation of inmates may be restricted and terminated based on a measured physiological responses to the inmate's participation in a virtual environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Securus Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Alice J. Clements, Scott Passe, Luke Keiser
  • Patent number: 10567577
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing system that, by reproducing writing in a notebook together with the situation in which the writing is written in the notebook, makes it possible to easily understand the contents of writing in a notebook. To achieve this, a mobile terminal: receives writing on a page of a notebook displayed on a touch panel; together with receiving writing, executes at least one or more application; respectively adds time stamps to the received writing data and the execution contents of each of the executed applications; as playback data of a written page, transmits a recording request to a data management apparatus; then, when displaying a written page on the touch panel, receives playback data from the data management apparatus; and based on time stamps, synchronously plays back writing data and the execution contents included in the received playback data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Hara
  • Patent number: 10541884
    Abstract: Systems and methods of the present invention provide for a server computer to receive, from a client GUI a request for a recommendation, the request including a designation of a desired assessment score. The server then queries activity data for the user to identify an objective category associated with the user activity and an assessment score for the user below a defined threshold. The server then queries a recommended activity data, tagged with the identified category and a score weighting defining an increase to the assessment score. The server then generates a GUI including a report of the assessment score below the threshold and the recommended activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: PEARSON EDUCATION, INC.
    Inventors: Neena Capps, Gailene Nelson
  • Patent number: 10535277
    Abstract: Automated essay test generation and assessment processor device aspects identify phrases of discrete words appearing in a text data representation of a reference corpus of a subject matter as key concepts of the subject matter as a function of repetition of the first phrase within the reference corpus and an association with an organizational indicator of the reference corpus. Aspect processor devices further identify a text item that comprises a discrete objective value and that appears in association with the key concept as a question fact that is linked to the key concept, and generate an essay question comprising an instruction to compose an essay answer that associates the key concept to a generic domain attribute of the linked question fact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Dimitri Apokatanidis
  • Patent number: 10530819
    Abstract: Techniques for sharing and accessing VM screen via social media are described. In one example embodiment, a first user is allowed to log into the social media application via a browser in a client device at a first location. The first user is then allowed to select a feed type to share the VM screen in the client device at the first location. VM screen share information is then received from the first user via the client device at the first location. The VM screen is then shared upon receiving the VM screen share information from the first user via the client device at the first location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventor: Ajay Bharadwaj Shamarao Venkata Rao
  • Patent number: 10509799
    Abstract: The method, system and a computer program and a computer product for managing workers and documents is provided. The method includes storing industry representations and a list of workers with data related to the workers, linking the industry representations to the workers and selecting at least one worker from based on the industry representations for that worker. The method also includes scheduling workers to a job based on whether they have all of the required industry representations. In addition, the method includes uploading industry representations and bar code scanning industry representations into the database. The method further includes dispatching said industry representations to other users and automatically mapping fields of the dispatched data in the destination database. In addition, the method includes selectively encrypting only sensitive fields in data transmission between two entities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: IDOCUMENTS, LLC
    Inventors: Lewis E. Woodings, James D. Bosse, Mathew P. Hodgson, Alexander Smorodintsev, Alexei G. Klimantov, Viatcheslav Karassik
  • Patent number: 10482781
    Abstract: According to an aspect, an online education platform may be configured to provide an online course over a network to a plurality of computing devices. The online course may provide education content in which learners view and interact with the education content. The online education platform may include an online course analyzer to determine performance data associated with learners' engagement with the education content including an engagement metric indicating a level of engagement of the learners with the education content during a session of the online course, and provide the performance data via an instructor dashboard. The online course analyzer may include a content editor configured to edit the education content based on the performance data including changing at least a portion of the education content based on the performance data before a completion of the online course.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: COURSERA, INC.
    Inventors: Turadg Aleahmad, Amory B. Schlender, Na Yeon Kim, Pang Wei Koh, Roshan Rajesh Sumbaly, Parth Hemant Upadhyay, Dennis Karl Li, Colleen Chia-Yen Lee, Ankit Ahuja
  • Patent number: 10484531
    Abstract: Systems and methods presented herein can allow a teacher to manage student devices in a classroom setting to increase learning efficiency. The teacher device can receive peer-to-peer broadcasts from the student devices and track class attendance based on the broadcasts. The teacher device can also apply locks and lock profiles to the functionality of the student devices, such as restricting websites and document access, without impacting the functionality of the student device outside of the classroom and/or school setting. The locks on the student devices can be automatically unlocked at the end of a class or school day.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: AirWatch, LLC
    Inventors: Avanti Kenjalkar, Nithin Bhaktha, Sravan Reddy Rekula, Pranay Swar
  • Patent number: 10467920
    Abstract: Generally, a computer implemented layered multimedia assessment system which provides one or more server computers that allow one or more client devices and one or more administrator devices access to an layered multimedia assessment application which provides an administrator user interface and client user interface which serially provide one or more assignment events each having a first step in which the client user interacts with the client user interface to perform an assessment of assignment content and performs an interactive examination and a second step in which the client user participates to evaluate the performance of other client users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: eduPresent LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey S. Lewis
  • Patent number: 10469547
    Abstract: An interaction environment for presentation of content to a population of users includes either or both of a plurality of cohort interaction environments and one or more content-linked interaction environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: edX Inc.
    Inventor: Anant Agarwal
  • Patent number: 10448111
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or systems are provided for content projection. For example, a communication connection may be established between a primary device (e.g., a smart phone) of a user and a secondary device (e.g., a television). The primary device may identify an interest of the user to view content on the secondary device (e.g., photos for a recently attended concert). The primary device may retrieve the content (e.g., local photos on the smart phone and/or photos remotely retrieved from a social network). The primary device may project a rendering of the content onto a secondary display of the secondary device (e.g., the smart phone may send the rendering over the communication connection to the television for display).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Issa Y. Khoury, William Scott Stauber, Petteri Mikkola, Giorgio Francesco Sega, Keri Kruse Moran, Elizabeth Fay Threlkeld, Ryan Chandler Pendlay
  • Patent number: 10440025
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide an approach to controlled access to online content. Such control may be based on a multitude of factors including but not limited to website content, profile for the person consuming the data. In operation, machine-learning techniques are used to classify the websites based on community and social media inputs, crowd-sourced data, as well as access rules implemented by parents or system administrators. Feedback from users/admins of the system, including the instances of allowed or denied access to websites, in conjunction with other relevant parameters, is used for iterative machine-learning techniques. Embodiments may also allow for real, or near real-time, approval or denial of access to websites by registered admins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventors: John Jun Wu, John S Yi
  • Patent number: 10438178
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure enable electronic funds to be managed for a program that includes a plurality of parties including a participant and a sponsor. One or more metrics corresponding to a participation of the participant in the program are received. If the received metrics satisfy one or more predetermined thresholds, a quantity of the electronic funds is determined for distribution to the plurality of parties. A first instruction to transfer a first portion of the determined quantity of the electronic funds to a first financial account associated with the participant is generated, and a second instruction to transfer a second portion of the determined quantity of the electronic funds to a second financial account associated with the sponsor is generated. Aspects of the disclosure provide for a computing system for managing electronic funds for a program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Mastercard International Incorporated
    Inventor: Manoneet Kohli
  • Patent number: 10438156
    Abstract: Systems and methods to provide a training solution for a trainee are disclosed. In some embodiments the method comprises receiving a training requirement comprising a training outcome and a training configuration wherein the training configuration defines a trainee state, determining a training environment based on a relevancy function of the training environment to the training outcome, determining a training content based on a relationship function of the training content to the trainee state and determining a training solution comprising the training environment and the training content. In some embodiments, the relationship function comprises a POMDP model and the relevancy function comprises a best fit curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: APTIMA, INC.
    Inventors: Leah Swanson, Kristy Reynolds, Michael Garrity, Tiffany Poeppelman, Michael Keeney, Alan Carlin, Danielle Dumond, Yale Marc
  • Patent number: 10431110
    Abstract: A computerized system enables teachers and students to collaborate in the solutions of STEM problems. The system includes a communications network linking a plurality of computers, at least one teacher computer operable by a respective teacher, at least one student computer operable by a respective student, and at least one computer-readable storage medium. Each of the computers includes an input device and a touch sensitive screen for receiving handwritten input via the input device. The computers are operatively linked and each of their touch sensitive screens forms a virtual shared whiteboard defining a common work page upon which input from each computer is received and displayed. Input received from each computer interacts mathematically with input received from each other computer in the network and the interactions are displayed on each screen. The input and interactions form a collaborative solution to a STEM problem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Fluidity Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald P. Carney, Andrew Forsberg
  • Patent number: 10417401
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for a system to harden digital consents. The system uses an evaluation of geographic locations, transaction times, and device identities to control the upload of consent data. Evaluations occur using numerous techniques including MAC address evaluation, IP address evaluation, meta-data evaluation, and physical location of restricted equipment such as ATMs and kiosks. Reliability of consent data entered into the system may be enhanced by strictly evaluating geographic locations, transaction times, and/or device identities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Elizabeth S. Votaw, David J. Smiddy, Fnu Sidharth, Stephen T. Shannon, James Alexander
  • Patent number: 10412538
    Abstract: Partially reduces performance or features of a user's electronic device if the user does not comply with an agreement. An agreement may specify tasks or activities to be performed, such as homework or chores, or required results such as grades. Partial throttling of the device when the user is not in compliance with the agreement may include for example disabling a subset of the apps or services on the device, slowing down the device or selected applications, denying access to selected information sources, limiting audio volume or display resolution, or limiting time on activities such as web browsing. The device may remain usable, but with reduced features or performance. Throttling actions may also be based on location, schedule, or environmental conditions. The system may reward compliance with the agreement by increasing performance, by re-enabling previously disabled applications, or by providing direct rewards such as money or credits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: ETURI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Negeen Moussavian, Amir Moussavian, Mark Lewis, Godfrey Lawrence Duke, III
  • Patent number: 10395045
    Abstract: A content management system for collecting files from one or more submitters in a collection folder. A collector, who generates the collection folder, can invite one or more submitters to submit one or more files to the collection folder. The submitted files are scanned for plagiarism. The one or more submitters have limited rights to the collection folder. The limited rights can include uploading rights and prohibiting a submitter from viewing files that other submitters associated with the collection folder submitted. Thus, the collection folder is able to store files from the one or more submitters, but prevent them from viewing other's submissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Mindy Zhang, Pranav Piyush, Gideon Myles
  • Patent number: 10389607
    Abstract: Various aspects of the subject technology relate to systems, methods, and machine-readable media for interactive computer-operated agents for user engagement in an interactive environment. Computer-operated agents are introduced to help populate a session and are configured to maximize engagement rates among users associated with user-controlled agents. During these interactions, engagement metrics are collected that indicate different interaction rates at different times by the computer-operated agents. The number of popular computer-operated agents (with relatively high interaction rates) can be kept in circulation while some less popular computer-operated agents (with relatively smaller interaction rates) can be kept in circulation for diversity or are purged from circulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Electronic Arts Inc.
    Inventors: Igor Borovikov, Mohsen Sardari, John Kolen
  • Patent number: 10360807
    Abstract: In non-limiting examples, media can be created from any type of existing content. An exemplary media may be an assignment media (e.g. document) that is created for educational purposes. Content that is unassociated with a learning management system may be accessed. Input may be received requesting creation of an assignment media based on the accessed content. The request may be received through a learning management application, where the assignment media may be created based on the received input. Creation of an assignment media automatically associates the assignment media with a user account of a learning management application and a distributed network storage that corresponds with the user account. In some examples, the created assignment media may comprise one or more portions of the accessed content. The created assignment media may be accessed through the learning management application. Other examples are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Fan Zhang, Randy Davis, Ashwini Purohit
  • Patent number: 10355924
    Abstract: Systems and methods for content selection with first and second recommendation engines are disclosed herein. The system can include a memory include a content library database and a model database. The system can include a user device having a first network interface and a first I/O subsystem. The system can include one or more servers that can include a packet selection system and a presentation system. These one or more servers can: receive response data from the user device; provide received response data to a first recommendation engine; alert a second recommendation engine when a selected next node is a placeholder node; retrieve at least one statistical model relevant to selection of next node content; and select next node content based on an output of the at least one statistical model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Pearson Education, Inc.
    Inventors: Angie McAllister, Brian Moriarty, Greg McFall
  • Patent number: 10318865
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods and systems are provided for automatically performing a task on a remote computer. During a registration stage, the system receives personal information of a human user, obtains an IP address and a device configuration for a computing device, and stores the personal information, IP address, and the device configuration in record in a database. The system receives a request to interact with a remote website to perform a task, the request including the personal information of the human user. The system then retrieves the record from the database using the personal information. The system creates a virtual machine based on the device configuration for the computing device, selects one of a geographically distributed set of proxy servers having an IP geographically address resembling the IP address for the computing device, and executes instructions causing the virtual machine to interact with the remote website using the proxy server to perform the task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Eric Glyman, William James Russell Locke, Kathleen Zasada, Philippe Tyan, Jae In Lee, Karim Atiyeh
  • Patent number: 10319249
    Abstract: Method, systems, and media for participating in and conducting a learning session of a collaborative network. Various embodiments of methods, systems, and media for participating in a learning session of a collaborative network are presented. User image data is received. The user image data is converted into expressive avatar information comprising an avatar identifier and an avatar emotion identifier. The expressive avatar information is transmitted. Altered instructional content is received, wherein the altered instructional content is an alteration of the instructional content and the alteration is based on a plurality of avatar identifiers and a plurality of avatar emotion identifiers, wherein the plurality of avatar identifiers comprises at least the avatar identifier, and wherein the plurality of avatar emotion identifiers comprises at least the avatar emotion identifier. User image data may be converted into expressive avatar data using facial expression recognition techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: LAUREATE EDUCATION, INC.
    Inventor: Ken Otwell
  • Patent number: 10318499
    Abstract: Systems and methods for simplifying data structuring in a database by applying a first content structure to interrelate a plurality of data packets and refining the interrelations based on data packet attributes are disclosed herein. The system can include a memory including: a structure database that can include a content structure including a plurality of content categories; and a content library database. The content library database can include a plurality of data packets. The system can include a server that can receive a plurality of data packets, organize the content according to the content structure, and update the organization of at least some of the data packets based on a determined attribute of those data packets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: PEARSON EDUCATION, INC.
    Inventors: José Pablo González Brenes, John Behrens, Yun Huang
  • Patent number: 10296841
    Abstract: Systems and methods for content selection with first and second recommendation engines are disclosed herein. The system can include a memory include a content library database and a model database. The system can include a user device having a first network interface and a first I/O subsystem. The system can include one or more servers that can include a packet selection system and a presentation system. These one or more servers can: receive response data from the user device; provide received response data to a first recommendation engine; alert a second recommendation engine when a selected next node is a placeholder node; retrieve at least one statistical model relevant to selection of next node content; and select next node content based on an output of the at least one statistical model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: PEARSON EDUCATION, INC.
    Inventors: Brian Moriarty, Mark Potter
  • Patent number: 10290224
    Abstract: Systems and methods for learning one or more subject areas. The methods may comprise an interactive outline learning system, in which the subject area may be organized into one or more multi-layered outlines, and lines may connect elements in each layer with related elements in adjacent layers. Each layer of the outline may correspond to one or more steps in the analysis of a question presented about the subject area. The systems may include a user interface component which may receive input comprising a first selection of an element from the first level of the outline, and then selections from subsequent layers of the outline. The methods may include determining whether each selection correctly corresponds with a step in the analysis of the question, and may visually indicate the correct element and/or connecting lines in response to a correct selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventor: Thomas William Nececkas
  • Patent number: 10289608
    Abstract: An information processing device receives a plurality of data files that include a plurality of items having a key item and an item value associated therewith and stores a value that is a value of an item having been associated with a same key item value and having been associated with a second association destination item in common, and that is included in a data file specified by a predetermined rule from two or more data files among the data files, in association with the second association destination item, when a key item that is associated with a first association destination item in common is included in the two or more data files and an item that is associated with the second association destination item is included in the two or more data files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Ryou Takizawa, Teppei Nitta, Sachio Takeda
  • Patent number: 10271741
    Abstract: A method for configuring a monitoring component for a user includes receiving an electrocardiograph (ECG) signal from an ECG component, receiving a weight signal from a scale component, and combining features extracted from the ECG signal and the weight signal to generate a current biometric signal. Responsive to the current biometric signal matching a historical biometric signal, the method includes obtaining a user profile and determining a health status for association with the user profile by classifying the current biometric signal using disease models and fitness models.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignees: Huami Inc., Anhui Huami Information Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ting Chen, Fei Wang, Yajun Zhao, Jixiang Su
  • Patent number: 10242220
    Abstract: A computer implemented system and method of sharing files between a link sharer and a link recipient over a network. The method comprises generating, in response to a request by a link sharer, a file sharing link to a file set, where the link does not provide a link recipient the ability to modify the contents of the linked file set. In response to receiving an indication that the generated link has been activated by a link recipient, displaying a representation of the linked file set with a display element configured to send a request for modification rights to the linked file set when activated by the link recipient. In response to receiving the request for modification rights, either automatically granting modification rights to the linked file set or sending notice to the link sharer indicating that the link recipient is requesting modification rights to the linked file set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Ivan Kirigin, Olumakinde Adegboyega Adeagbo
  • Patent number: 10235895
    Abstract: An educational repository that can be made accessible to a structure-definer user (e.g., a teacher, web-page developer or editor). The structure definer can search or browse the repository to identify a subset of the content objects to include within a structure. An interface can allow the structure definer to specify inter-object relationships to include within a structure (e.g., such that a first object is to be presented to a learner prior to presentation of a second object). The structure that the structure definer generates can thus be used to determine which content objects are to be made available to learners (e.g., students, web-page visitors, readers or a structure definer herself) generally or at a given time. In this way, a structure definer can define a learning sequence that extends beyond just a general outline and controls actual object presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventor: William Hutchinson
  • Patent number: 10217170
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, data may be received indicative of a plurality of insurance claims along with an indication of an appropriate claim segment classification for each insurance claim. A first claim handler may then be automatically selected for a first insurance claim based at least in part on: (i) a first segment classification associated with the first insurance claim, (ii) numbers of other insurance claims currently assigned to claim handlers, and (iii) load factors associated with claim handlers. An indication of the selected first claim handler may then be transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Hartford Fire Insurance Company
    Inventors: Paul J. Edwards, Keren Shemesh
  • Patent number: 10200653
    Abstract: A system and method is described for facilitating a video connection between service providers and service consumers (clients) based on a queue of providers waiting in video rooms. Upon entry into a video room using a networked camera and microphone, each service provider receives a timestamp. Clients requiring service connect to the available provider with the oldest timestamp. In certain embodiments, the queue holds math tutors and the cameras are document cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventor: Sharon Peled
  • Patent number: 10198406
    Abstract: A document preview system provides previews of a native document to client devices. The previews include comments associated with native objects in the native document. The document preview system identifies bounding areas in the preview associated with the native objects, which may be identified by the rendering markers applied to the native document prior to rendering. Using the bounding areas, the document preview system identifies comments for the native document and determines the location to display the comment using native objects associated with the comment. When a new comment is received from a user for a preview of a native document, the document preview system determines native objects for the new comment that match a user's selection for placing the new comment. The new comment is inserted with the native objects in the native document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Matteus Pan, Jean-Denis Greze, Daniel Horn, Bo Hu, Richard W. Chan, Andy Yang, Philip Rha, Adhiraj Somani
  • Patent number: 10175966
    Abstract: A method and associated computer program product are disclosed for generating an object file for subsequent linking by a linker. The object file comprises a function that references a table of contents (TOC) pointer register. The method comprises generating, in the object file, at least one first annotation that identifies at least one instruction of the function. The at least one instruction has an eliminable reference to the TOC pointer register. The first annotation configures the linker to determine, during the subsequent linking of the object file and based on the at least one first annotation, whether to eliminate the eliminable reference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Karl Gschwind, Ulrich Weigand
  • Patent number: 10169218
    Abstract: A method for automatically validating data against a predefined data specification, includes: a) acquiring data to be validated (2), the data including a plurality of test objects, b) acquiring a test database (4) including a plurality of test files each defining a test scenario, c) acquiring a predefined data specification (6) against which the test objects must be validated, d) automatically generating a plurality of test scripts (8), from the acquired test files and using relevant data from the test objects of the acquired predefined data specification, e) for each generated test script, executing the test script (10) on the test objects, and f) automatically generating a test report (12) including a result of each executed test case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: ALSTOM TRANSPORT TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventors: Abhijeet Choudhury, Mallikarjun Basavarajappa, Anita Menon, Pran Sheokand
  • Patent number: 10170015
    Abstract: An aspect of the disclosure includes a method, a system and a computer program product for planning and presenting a topic to a plurality of students. The method includes defining a topic for a plurality of students and a time period for presenting the topic to the plurality of students. Each of the students has an associated learning style, the learning style including a learning style, pace, speed or mastery information. At least one electronic media is determined from a plurality of electronic media on the topic for each of the students based on a consumption time of the electronic media, the time period and the associated learning style parameter of each student. The at least one electronic media determined for each student is presented to each student.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Carlos H. Cardonha, Rodrigo L. Guimaraes, Andrea Britto Mattos Lima, Vagner F. de Santana
  • Patent number: 10156963
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for generating reports. A computer system displays an application with fields in a graphical user interface on a display system. The application is used to perform transactions for an organization. The computer system identifies a group of the fields displayed in the graphical user interface that is selectable for use in a group of the reports. The computer system displays a group of graphical indicators in association with the group of the fields in the graphical user interface. The computer system receives a selection of a portion of the group of the fields displayed in the graphical user interface in user input. The computer system creates the group of the reports using the portion of the group of the fields. The computer system sends the group of the reports to an output device, enabling performing an operation for the organization using the group of the reports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: ADP, LLC
    Inventors: Amitkumar Patel, Renata Vieira Palazzo, Diego Tremper, Leandro da Silva Bianchini, Roberto Rodrigues Dias
  • Patent number: 10129573
    Abstract: Techniques for identifying relevance of a video are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, a computer-implemented method comprises: causing a video to be played on a device of a user; receiving, from the device, an instruction to share the video with another user, the instruction corresponding to a point-in-time in the video; identifying text in a transcript of the video based on the point-in-time; causing the identified text to be displayed on the device based on the instruction to share the video; receiving, from the device, an instruction to include user-approved text along with the video in the sharing of the video with the one or more other users, the user-approved text comprising at least a portion of the identified text; and causing the user-approved text to be displayed on a device of the other user in association with the video based on the instructions to share and include.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Amita Sahasrabudhe, Christopher Ng, Pengfei Li, Jonathan L. Sherman-Presser, Mikhail Burshteyn, Shane Afsar, Yilin Li
  • Patent number: 10115038
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for significantly increasing the efficacy of computer adaptive learning (which currently measures and acts on a learner's performance in the cognitive or objective learning domain of education) by additionally detecting and identifying the learner's emotional response data and together with the cognitive data, optimizing the educational content being presented. These emotional responses constitute the affective or emotional domain of education.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: EdTech Learning LLC
    Inventors: Phillip Hazur, Elizabeth Hazur
  • Patent number: 10116563
    Abstract: Systems and methods for accelerated stabilization of data packet metadata are disclosed herein. The system can include a memory having a content database and a user profile database. The system can include a user device having a first network interface and a first I/O subsystem. The system can include one or more servers. The one or more servers can: retrieve data packet metadata for a data packet; determine that the data packet metadata is unstable; identify a set of potential recipients of the data packet; select one of the set of potential recipients as the recipient of the data packet; provide the data packet to the recipient of the data packet; receive a response from the recipient to the provided data packet; and automatically update the data packet metadata based on the response received from the recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: PEARSON EDUCATION, INC.
    Inventors: Jacob Anderson, Yun Jin Rho