Response Of Plural Examinees Communicated To Monitor Or Recorder By Electrical Signals Patents (Class 434/350)
  • Patent number: 9764235
    Abstract: Provided are a server, a method of controlling a server, and a program that can increase the variations on methods for acquiring an item or the like and enhance interest in a game. Included are receiving, from a user, an item change request for changing first item data; displaying, to the user, a selection screen to display a plurality of options after receiving the item change request; and providing the user with second item data when a selected option on the selection screen is a correct answer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: GREE, Inc.
    Inventor: Takaya Matsui
  • Patent number: 9721480
    Abstract: An augmented tutoring system is provided that includes a simulation device, at least one sensor and a controller. The simulation device is adapted to provide a simulation that has an objective to accomplish by a student, wherein to achieve the objective a plurality of tasks must be correctly completed. The at least one sensor is adapted to monitor a cognitive state of the student while engaged with the simulation. The controller is adapted to process cognitive state information from the at least one sensor and to process student progress information relating to the completion of each of the tasks. The controller is further adapted to provide feedback to the student based at least in part on the processed cognitive state information and the processed task completion information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Santosh Mathan, Stephen D. Whitlow, Michael C. Dorneich, Patricia M. Ververs
  • Patent number: 9715551
    Abstract: A plurality of web pages prompts a user to record data through a series of graphical user interfaces which provide inputs for a user to select. The data is related to the actions and behavior of individuals being observed and the functional relationship between the individual and his/her environment. The present method provides a means for assessing the data and providing a proposed intervention method and presents the data in a modified form by way of charts, graphs and compiled data for simplicity of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Inventor: Michael Conder
  • Patent number: 9710980
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide a host mobile device for tracking attendance of a plurality of attendees each operating an attendee mobile device. The host mobile device includes a processor configured to execute program instructions, and a memory configured to store program instructions for causing the processor to receive an access request including attendee identification information of an attendee from an attendee mobile device, determine whether a first set of access conditions are satisfied in response to the access request, and allow the attendee mobile device to submit biometric information of an attendee to the host mobile device when the set of access conditions are satisfied. The first set of access conditions includes whether an operation distance between the host mobile device and the attendee mobile device is shorter than a preconfigured threshold distance defining a border of an area for a session attendees have registered for.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Inventor: Nasser Alzahrani
  • Patent number: 9712482
    Abstract: In some aspects, control circuitry may detect a social media interaction associated with a user. Control circuitry may then identify a symbol associated with the interaction, map the symbol to first media asset metadata, and identify a set of media asset metadata. Control circuitry may further compare the identified media asset metadata to a set of attributes of the user's profile, and identifying second media asset metadata and a first field of the second media asset metadata from the set of media asset metadata that matches attributes of the set of attributes of the user's profile. Control circuitry may then search databases to identify collections of media asset for recommendation to the user by identifying media assets that include the second media asset metadata in a field corresponding to the first field. Lastly, control circuitry may perform an action to provide the user with access to the collection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Veveo, Inc.
    Inventor: Murali Aravamudan
  • Patent number: 9704410
    Abstract: A system and method for administering tests at a computer terminal in communication with a remote location is provided. The method includes: establishing an initial threshold amount of questions, the initial threshold amount being a positive integer greater than one; sending to the computer terminal a first batch of questions that exceeds the threshold amount, the batch of questions having a substantially equal difficulty level; receiving an answer to one of the batch of questions; selecting, based on the answer to the one of the number of questions, a new question having a difficultly level different than the one of the number of questions; and sending the new question to the computer terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: AMERICAN INSTITUTES FOR RESEARCH IN THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
    Inventor: Larry Eugene Albright
  • Patent number: 9699262
    Abstract: The embodiments provide a system and method for providing integrated view of applications installed in multi-platform environment. The method includes creating a connection between server(s) in a cloud and a client device using a connection broker. Further, the method includes providing a list of remote applications installed in at least one Operating System (OS) of the server on the client device, where each remote application generates a remote graphical view. Furthermore, the method includes allowing a user of the client device to select a remote application, and launching the selected remote application on the server. Furthermore, the method includes displaying, on the client device, an integrated view where including the remote graphical view of the launched application and local graphical views of local applications installed in OS of the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Inventor: Srinivas Bharadwaj
  • Patent number: 9691294
    Abstract: An on-line teaching, learning and assessing system provides a teacher rapid feedback while teaching a classroom lesson on STEM principles by measuring student progress in learning the principles wherein student progress is measured by students' correct answers to assessment questions. The system includes at least one teacher computer and a plurality of student computers linked to the at least one teacher computer by a communications network. Each computer includes an input device and a touch sensitive screen for receiving handwritten input. The teacher inputs the teacher computer with at least one assessment question and at least one corresponding correct answer to the question, both inputs being handwritten using math expressions and STEM sketches. The student inputs the student computer with at least one student answer corresponding to the assessment question, the answer being handwritten using math expressions and STEM sketches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Fluidity Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald P. Carney, Andrew Forsberg
  • Patent number: 9679340
    Abstract: A method for delivering distance education for real clients, each either a teacher client or a student client, at multiple teaching sites and a system using the method are provided. A multi-layer arrangement is used to arrange computing servers to be one first-level server and one or more second-level servers each communicable with the first-level server. Each server serves real clients located in a pre-determined site. Furthermore, each server sets up a virtual client to execute the teacher client's activity command so as to locally generate application-specific data, which are then stored in this server. When a communication link to a student client is re-established after an activity interruption, resynchronization of the student client's learning-activity state with the teacher client's is regained based on the locally-generated application-specific data stored in the server that serves the student client without a need to burden other servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Reserach Institute Company Limited
    Inventors: Kar-Wing Edward Lor, Wing Hei Au
  • Patent number: 9666087
    Abstract: An education support method includes searching for first student information corresponding to a student whose evaluation score has been improved and discussion information on the basis of evaluation-score-and-group information in which the discussion information identifying a group discussion, group information identifying a group, student information identifying a student and an evaluation score of the student are associated with one another; searching for second student information including group information associated to the first student information on the basis of the first student information and the discussion information; and generating created group information that is associated with the second student information and a selected student information. Further, a computer-readable recording medium storing an education support program that, when executed, causes a computer to perform the education support method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Hidehiko Mayumi, Toshio Tanaka, Takeaki Kobayashi, Shigenori Sasaki
  • Patent number: 9646508
    Abstract: According to an aspect of an embodiment, a method of providing a virtual class includes providing access to temporally-dimensioned educational material to participants of the virtual class in a social network. The method may also include capturing supplemental material generated by the participants interacting with each other in real-time in the social network. The method may also include associating the supplemental material with a range of relative time within the temporally-dimensioned educational material. The method may also include providing the temporally-dimensioned educational material to a client device associated with a participant of the virtual class. The method may also include providing the supplemental material to the client device for presentation at the client device during the range of relative time within the temporally-dimensioned educational material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Subodh M. Reddy, Kanji Uchino
  • Patent number: 9613384
    Abstract: A personal learning apparatus and method using a terminal which supports an electronic book function in a wireless communication network are provided. The personal learning method includes: distributing, by a master device, learning data to the terminal within a wireless communication service area; collecting, by the master device, learning results based on the learning data from the terminal provided with the learning data; and storing, by the master device, the collected learning results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Myung-Jin Eom, Myoung-Jong Song, Ik-Soo Kim
  • Patent number: 9583016
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for facilitating interaction in a learning environment is provided. Based on the subject matter that a student is working on, another student is selected for interaction with the student.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Apollo Education Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Nitzan Katz, Satish Menon
  • Patent number: 9576495
    Abstract: An on-line teaching, learning and assessing system provides a teacher rapid feedback while teaching a classroom lesson on STEM principles by measuring student progress in learning the principles wherein student progress is measured by students' correct answers to assessment questions. The system includes at least one teacher computer and a plurality of student computers linked to the at least one teacher computer by a communications network. Each computer includes an input device and a touch sensitive screen for receiving handwritten input. The teacher inputs the teacher computer with at least one assessment question and at least one corresponding correct answer to the question, both inputs being handwritten using math expressions and STEM sketches. The student inputs the student computer with at least one student answer corresponding to the assessment question, the answer being handwritten using math expressions and STEM sketches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Fluidity Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald P. Carney, Andrew Forsberg
  • Patent number: 9569488
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for determining whether the social learning playlist is effective in educating participants. The text of the collection of online materials of a social learning playlist is scanned to identify key concepts (i.e., the most important points) using natural language processing. The user selects a concept from a list of key concepts, which includes these identified key concepts, and a type of question (e.g., true/false) to be used in assessing the understanding of the selected key concept. The selected type of question and answer to the question are generated using analytic analysis and artificial intelligence on the online materials of the playlist. In this manner, by generating appropriate question and answer pairs, where the questions are inserted at selected locations within the playlist, the creator of the playlist is able to assess whether the participants are understanding the key concepts in the playlist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John M. Boyer, Ethan L. Perry, Marion R. Summerville
  • Patent number: 9569635
    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: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Ivan Kirigin, Olumakinde Adegboyega Adeagbo
  • Patent number: 9563659
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for determining whether the social learning playlist is effective in educating participants. The text of the collection of online materials of a social learning playlist is scanned to identify key concepts (i.e., the most important points) using natural language processing. The user selects a concept from a list of key concepts, which includes these identified key concepts, and a type of question (e.g., true/false) to be used in assessing the understanding of the selected key concept. The selected type of question and answer to the question are generated using analytic analysis and artificial intelligence on the online materials of the playlist. In this manner, by generating appropriate question and answer pairs, where the questions are inserted at selected locations within the playlist, the creator of the playlist is able to assess whether the participants are understanding the key concepts in the playlist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John M. Boyer, Ethan L. Perry, Marion R. Summerville
  • Patent number: 9558675
    Abstract: In various embodiments, tools, strategies, and techniques are provided for analyzing student performance and learning activity to facilitate enhancing the student experience in different learning environments. A learning analysis system can be provided that uses a statistical analysis framework for making inferences about the level of learning of both individual students and classes of multiple students in association with different knowledge components included in a learning domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Marsha C. Lovett, Christopher R. Genovese
  • Patent number: 9558321
    Abstract: A tool in a bioinformatics pipeline can include a smart wrapper and an executable. The smart wrapper can cause the executable to analyze the sequence data it receives and can also selectively change to the pipeline when circumstances warrant. In certain aspects, a system for genomic analysis includes a processor coupled to a non-transitory memory. The system is operable to present to a user a plurality of genomic tools organized into a pipeline. At least a first one of the tools comprises an executable and a wrapper script. The system can receive instructions from the user and sequence data—instructions that call for the sequence data to be analyzed by the pipeline—and select, using the wrapper script, a change to the pipeline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Seven Bridges Genomics Inc.
    Inventors: Nebojsa Tijanic, Luka Stojanovic, Damir Cohadarevic, Sinisa Ivkovic
  • Patent number: 9558346
    Abstract: An information processing system implements a security system. The security system comprises a classifier configured to process information characterizing events in order to generate respective risk scores, and a data store coupled to the classifier and configured to store feedback relating to one or more attributes associated with an assessment of the risk scores by one or more users. The classifier is configured to utilize the feedback regarding the risk scores to learn riskiness of particular events and to adjust its operation based on the learned riskiness, such that the risk score generated by the classifier for a given one of the events is based at least in part on the feedback received regarding risk scores generated for one or more previous ones of the events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Eyal Kolman, Alon Kaufman, Yael Villa, Alex Vaystikh, Ereli Eran
  • Patent number: 9547995
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and techniques for delivering a realistic, engaging, personalized, online version of the case method pedagogy to one student or hundreds of thousands of students worldwide. A method may include presenting a first segment of instructional course content to a first user. A first input may be received from the first user and a portion of the first input that is associated with a second segment of instructional course content may be identified. As a result, the second segment of instructional course content may be presented to the first user. The method may also include receiving a second input from the first user. A portion of the second input that is associated with a third segment of instructional course content may be identified. Accordingly, the third segment of instructional course content may be presented to the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Abraham Murray
  • Patent number: 9525711
    Abstract: A multi-media conferencing system that integrates visual, audio, independent data interaction and modification, collaboration of information, independent video and 3D model viewing and manipulation, and networking among all participants in the meeting. Each participant conference display typically shows two content sectors under the control of the presenter and a selectable number of other content sectors under the control of the participant. The presenter conference display selectively includes a presenter dashboard for managing the presentation. Each content sector on the participant and attendee conference displays may be enlarged to full screen or reduced to a sector display or an icon with a simple command. The system also includes geo-location display functionality, participant monitoring, attendee chat functionality, and a wide range of additional functionality under the control of the conference presenter and attendees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Jigsaw Meeting, LLC
    Inventors: Ginger Ackerman, Josette Fleszar
  • Patent number: 9520069
    Abstract: A method, a user interface, and an educational content server for assisting a user in learning using interactive learning appliances are disclosed. The performance information of the user, which may be in the form of a user log file in an interactive learning appliance, may be received at a server computer from a site where the user is present. The performance information and profile information can then be presented in the user interface and used to generate an electronic content package. The electronic content package can then be received and loaded into the interactive learning appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Leapfrog Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: James Marggraff, Matthew Brown, Matt Fishbach
  • Patent number: 9514284
    Abstract: Group coaching system includes at least a first and a second coaching device, the first device being configured to provide respective first user coaching information to a respective user of the first device, and the second device being configured to provide respective second user coaching information to a respective user of the second device, wherein the system is configured to provide a group coaching of the users of the devices utilizing the respective user coaching information provided by the coaching devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Arjan Claassen, Frank Wartena
  • Patent number: 9501941
    Abstract: One embodiment of the invention is directed to a method comprising electronically providing content to a user via a display on a learning apparatus wherein the content comprises a plurality of stationary image elements and a plurality of removable image elements at a plurality of locations on the display, detecting when a user shakes the learning apparatus, wherein the removable image elements move away from the plurality of locations, receiving an indication that one or more of the image elements has been selected by a user, and determining a location of placement of the one or more image elements by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Leapfrog Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Potts, Monica Brown
  • Patent number: 9489456
    Abstract: A process for opening and reading a file over a network, including a WAN. An edge file gateway receives a request from an application to open a file cached with the edge file gateway at one point on a network and stored on a file server connected to a central server at another point on the network. The edge file gateway forwards the request to open the file to the central server, along with any offsets and lengths stored from any previous requests to read the file. The central server responds by sending any file data described in the offsets and lengths to the edge file gateway. When the edge file gateway receives a read request, the edge file gateway stores the offset and length for the request, if a predefined storage limit is not exceeded, and attempts to satisfy the request from cached file data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Blue Coat Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Hrishikesh A. Vidwans
  • Patent number: 9489865
    Abstract: Systems and methods to enable users to communicate via a language learning exchange are provided herein. One aspect includes registering through a computing device one or more users in a user community of an online language learning platform, the one or more users associated with profile information comprising user name, native language, and language of interest elements; accessing language content for use by the one or more users; matching the one or more users with one or more complementary users; and making the language content available to the users via a language learning exchange interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: WESPEKE, INC.
    Inventor: Michael E. Elchik
  • Patent number: 9483954
    Abstract: Methods and systems for educational intervention are disclosed. The methods can include receiving a user response and analyzing the user response and other user data to determine a user typology. The user typology can be compared with risk data that indicates the user's risk of failing to achieve a target outcome based on the identified user typology. If the user's risk of failing to achieve the target outcome exceeds a desired level, a mitigation plan can be generated and provided to the user to thereby facilitate in the attainment of the target outcome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: PEARSON EDUCATION, INC.
    Inventors: Sean A. York, Steven H. Hill
  • Patent number: 9449525
    Abstract: A computer-based testing system includes testing stations connected to a testing service center and backend via the Internet for providing testing services. The system is operable to perform state management to implement fault recovery due to a computing device failure while a test is being administered. The system is also operable to utilize multiple caching techniques for mitigating network latency while administering tests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Educational Testing Service
    Inventors: Darshan Timbadia, Steve Henderschott, Kenneth H. Berger
  • Patent number: 9449520
    Abstract: A system and method providing passive verification of participant—typically a physician—exposure to Material equivalent to attendance at an Investigator Meeting prefatory to Clinical Trial is taught. The invention provides for rendering media capture of Investigator Meeting education into computer deliverable sessions, and further into segments, where segments are the product of randomly generated visual requests to which participant need provide response in some prescribed time interval to confirm visual attention to Material. To ensure participant visual exposure to Material, during computer mediated display of Material, visual prompts appear at random points in the display. For any successful participant response, session advances, and in absence of successful response, display of Material resets to last successful response point in Material. In an alternate embodiment, groups of viewers may be tracked corresponding to a group viewing of Material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Inventors: Alden Meier, Edwin Sahakian, Dave Young
  • Patent number: 9432838
    Abstract: There is provided systems and method for account creation using a feature phone. A user is able to create an account through a feature phone using limited or no Internet access. A user may request to set up an account with a payment provider and the user is asked to confirm that certain information can be provided to the service provider, such as a name, address, and identifier. Once confirmed correct, the user enters the date of birth. The service provider then request and/or creates an email associated with the account. The service provider then calls the user enter a payment card number, along with an expiration date and security code, as a funding source for the account. The user further establishes a PIN for future transactions. Once confirmed, the account is active and ready to use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Suraj Satheesan Menon, Amol Patel
  • Patent number: 9406239
    Abstract: A method/apparatus/system for learning path recommendation based on student and learning vector context is disclosed. The incident learning object and the target learning object are identified. Learning paths between the incident learning object and the target learning object are identified, which learning paths each include a plurality of learning objects and learning vectors. A magnitude is calculated for the learning paths, which magnitude is based on the sum of the magnitudes of the learning vectors in each learning path. The magnitudes of the learning paths are compared, and one of the learning paths is selected based on the comparison of the learning paths and provided to a student.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: PEARSON EDUCATION, INC.
    Inventor: Perry M. Spagnola
  • Patent number: 9368042
    Abstract: Systems and methods can track, at a group level, times for responding to educational questions. A set of users is identified as users enrolled in an academic course. A set of responses is accessed (e.g., after being received). Each response in the set of responses is one submitted via an electronic user device associated with a user in the set of users and is one submitted in response to one or more educational questions. For each response in the set of responses, an accuracy of the response is identified and a response time for the response is identified. The response time is indicative of a time between presentation of the one or more questions and submission the response. The identified response times for at least two responses in the set of responses are aggregated. A representation of the aggregation is caused to be presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Pearson Education, Inc.
    Inventor: Jay Lynch
  • Patent number: 9361807
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method and apparatus for providing collaborative learning. In one embodiment, a method includes presenting a visual representation of a task in a first modality to a plurality of users in a group on a shared display and receiving a plurality of inputs from input devices associated with the respective users for solving the task. At least one of the inputs comprises a visual representation of the at least one input in a second modality that is different from the first modality and a successful completion of the task by the group requires a correct solution that is collectively dependent upon all of the inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: SRI INTERNATIONAL
    Inventors: Jeremy Roschelle, Sarah Zaner, Charles M. Patton
  • Patent number: 9349299
    Abstract: A technology is provided. The technology enables availing a plurality of educational standards to a plurality of students. The standards are for a plurality of lessons to be at least partially taught via a plurality of teachers to the students. The technology further enables receiving a plurality of ratings from the students. The ratings rating the teachers based at least in part on the students perceptions of the teachers at least partially teaching the lessons according to the standards. The technology also enables extracting a meaning from the ratings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Inventor: Sean Thom
  • Patent number: 9342990
    Abstract: A learning management system and method displays a learning environment for delivery of instructional material to a remote student workstation student after authenticating a student at the remote student workstation. The learning environment displays a user interface to the student on the remote student workstation used to interact with an instructional material when the student enters into a learning session associated with a course when messages are communicated to and from the student. Communicated messages with the student are monitored to determine whether a message contains an unauthorized content and upon detection of an unauthorized content, an alert message is transmitted, for example, to an student associated with the course or to the student.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Laureate Education, Inc.
    Inventors: Rissa E. Karpoff, Juan M. Horta Mendoza, Kenny H. Otwell, Kristin L. Pitcher, Rachel Foster
  • Patent number: 9336650
    Abstract: Systems and methods for conducting a side bet in a game include receiving side bet parameters that control how the side bet is conducted. The side bet parameters may include a specified in-game event. Gameplay of the game by participants of the side bet may be monitored to determine whether the in-game event has occurred for one of the participants. If so, funds associated with the side bet may be apportioned to the winning participant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Toby F. Naylor, Jerry L. Byrd, Shad G. Clingingsmith, John E. Thieltges, Tyson C. Joehler, Kyle A. Larson, Tom W. Kleckner, Steven K. Lundberg
  • Patent number: 9317512
    Abstract: A record is managed by obtaining from an external system on which a stored object comprising the record is stored a property of the stored object as stored on the external system. A stored property associated with the record is compared with the obtained property of the stored object. In the event the comparison does not match, responsive action is taken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Chapman, David Martin
  • Patent number: 9311362
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for providing personal knowledge panels. One of the methods includes receiving, at an Internet search system, a search query. Multiple search results identifying Internet resources indexed by the search system that satisfy the query are obtained. If the search query matches a name of a user that submitted the search query, a ranking of one or more of the search results and a personal knowledge panel comprising one or more items of user provided information about the user is provided, wherein the personal knowledge panel includes multiple input fields for updating the user provided information of the knowledge panel. Updated user information that was provided using the input fields of the personal knowledge panel is received, and the updated user information is associated with an account of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Brandon Kyle Trew, Andrew Swerdlow, Si-Wai Lai
  • Patent number: 9286458
    Abstract: A system controlling online access to a study course verifies the identity of an individual taking a study course over a global computer network from a first computer at a node of the network. The first computer has a biometric identification program and communicates over the network with a second computer that is at a network node other than a node of the first computer. The second computer includes study program material. The first computer operates a biometric reader, which obtains a first set of biometric data from the individual and a second set of biometric data from the individual while access is granted to course material. The biometric identification program compares the first set of data with the second set of data to make a verification of the identity of the individual and communicates the verification to the second computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: RAKUTEN, INC.
    Inventor: Armen Geosimonian
  • Patent number: 9235868
    Abstract: A method and system to permit the creation of “parent” accounts within a school system's data transmission system which are associated with a parent's child or children who are students in the system. A parent account is capable of creation and access by various levels within the hierarchy of the system and is associated with one or more schools within the community being serviced by the entity providing the servers and community generation implementation engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Cricket Media, Inc.
    Inventors: John Irving, Marcello Bursztein, Steve Mulligan, Patrick Lajeunesse, Pierre Killeen
  • Patent number: 9208692
    Abstract: A system and methods for providing input devices or sensors to record users' responses or answers to questions and the conviction of those answers by measuring and tracking various metrics, including the speed, direction and magnitude or power of a response to the question, and calculating the score thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: The Herman Group, Co.
    Inventors: Gary Considine, Rita Considine, Timothy Harvey, Michael Linn
  • Patent number: 9196304
    Abstract: A method for use in providing video to a user includes establishing digital video data that includes images shot in relation to a making of content, uploading the digital video data to a server, and sending the digital video data from the server through a network to a client device for viewing by the user. A system for use in providing video to a user and a storage medium storing a computer program executable by a processor based system are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Theodore M. Shikuma
  • Patent number: 9160605
    Abstract: A computing device generates a group of user devices. The computing device receives data associated with a media item from a first user device in the group. Responsive to determining that the first user device has data sharing privileges, the computing device transmits the data to one or more other user devices in the group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Robert Ducrou, Brandon J. Smith, Kenneth O. Sanders, II
  • Patent number: 9152297
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, a user interface (UI) includes a precedence graph area and an icon list displaying multiple types of program icons. A user selection of one of the program icons is received, the user selection corresponding to moving the selected program icon to the precedence graph area, the selected program icon referencing a composer UI to generate content of a specific media type. The selected program icon is characterized as a first program-content-pairing icon that references the content created by the composer UI. Thereafter, a user interaction with a plurality of program-content-pairing icons in the precedence graph area is detected, the user interaction corresponding to specifying an ordering of the plurality of program-content-pairing icons. A program flow precedence graph referencing a program flow of an interactive program is the generated, based on the ordering of the program-content-pairing icons in the precedence graph area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Udacity, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Sokolsky, David Stavens, Irene Au, Jacques Favreau, Sebastian Thrun, Joakim Arfvidsson
  • Patent number: 9142138
    Abstract: A development monitoring system for monitoring the development of one or more subjects includes an administrative module. A client module and the administrative modules are configured to communicate with each other. The administrative module is configured to generate an interface and send the interface to the client module for rendering such that the interface permits the input of at least one of observation data and program data. The data input is written to a database. At least one of the observation data and the program data are retrieved from the database on receipt of a request from the client machine and a visual record representing said observation and image data is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: AHS Holdings Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Laurel Scanlan, Michael Stancombe
  • Patent number: 9111455
    Abstract: An online test platform facilitates the generation, 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 a database for storing test assembly information, 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: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT PUBLISHING COMPANY
    Inventors: Timothy A. Rogers, John Bosko, Corey S. O'Brien, Raghubir S. Mutum
  • Patent number: 9111458
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods associated with interactive educational tools are described herein. One device includes instructions executable by a processor to cause a plurality of mobile devices to each represent a respective subsystem associated with an objective, cause an interaction between at least two of the plurality of mobile devices to represent a relationship between the respective subsystems represented by the at least two mobile devices, and aggregate a number of interactions between the at least two of the plurality of mobile devices to form a coordinated response associated with achieving a particular objective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Andamio Games LLC
    Inventors: Martin Michalowski, Todd P. Carpenter, Kyle S. Nelson
  • Patent number: 9111456
    Abstract: An online test platform facilitates the dynamic presentation of practice screens to determine student preparedness for online testing. 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: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT PUBLISHING COMPANY
    Inventors: Timothy A. Rogers, John Bosko, Corey S. O'Brien, Raghubir S. Mutum
  • Patent number: 9111454
    Abstract: Diverse content items from within a network of federated systems is managed to allow automatic access of related content items from within the network based on access of a first content item. The related content items are ranked according to various criteria for relatedness and/or quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Wireless Generation, Inc.
    Inventors: Laurence Holt, Olivier Pomel