Response Of Plural Examinees Communicated To Monitor Or Recorder By Electrical Signals Patents (Class 434/350)
  • Patent number: 11222473
    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 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Securus Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Alice J. Clements, Scott Passe, Luke Keiser
  • Patent number: 11216531
    Abstract: This invention relates to software adoption platform systems and methods. An exemplary computer-implemented method comprises at an electronic device with a display, displaying a window associated with a software system; displaying, within the window, a user interface corresponding to a software adoption platform, wherein the user interface corresponding to the software adoption platform comprises: a user-specific score associated with the software system, and a plurality of user affordances corresponding to a plurality of actions within the software system; upon selection of a user affordance of the plurality of user affordances, automatically displaying a page of the software system in the window based on the selected user affordance, and automatically displaying one or more messages overlaid over the page of the software system, wherein the one or more messages are generated by the software adoption platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
    Inventors: David Clarke, Thomas Joseph Puthiyamadam, Warren Barton, William A. Fiorentino, Carlos Rodriguez, Jonpol Lavalle, Brian Jones, Federico Loguzzo, Richard Longman, Cydney Aiken, Bob Gruman, Pradeep Giri, Kryssie Knowles
  • Patent number: 11216785
    Abstract: Disclosed are some implementations of systems, apparatus, methods and computer program products for implementing an electronic learning (eLearrning) system. In some implementations, an indication of a user selection by a first user of electronic learning content of an electronic learning (eLearning) system is processed, where the electronic learning content includes a learning module. Learning module is initiated or resumed. The progress of the first user in relation to completion of the learning module is tracked. An unanswered question that pertains to the learning module and that has been submitted by a second user is identified based, at least in part, on the progress of the first user in relation to the completion of the learning module. The unanswered question is then provided via a web page of the learning module for presentation via a client device of the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Emily Hudson, Chris Fox, Qingqing Liu, Asha Camper Singh, Dan Chen, Matthew Rigdon, Nicholas Stuart, Jiahan Ericsson, Joyce Yeh, Samantha Ready, Adam Torman
  • Patent number: 11176840
    Abstract: A server includes: a processor, a transmitter/receiver to communicate with a communication terminal and a plurality of other communication terminals, and a storage storing instructions. The processor executes the instructions to: select at least one first user among the plurality of other users based on a viewing state indicating extent of viewing of content by a user, which is stored in a storage of the communication terminal, and a plurality of other viewing states by each of a plurality of other users, each indicating extent of viewing of the content, which is stored in a storage of each of the plurality of other communication terminals; and control the transmitter/receiver of the server to output information indicating at least one first other viewing state corresponding to the selected at least one first user among the plurality of other viewing states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kentaro Ogawa
  • Patent number: 11169665
    Abstract: Techniques for previewing and presenting content of different applications in a user interface are described. In an example, a computer system determines a presentation template defined for a page application. The page application is configured to present a page about a target application, and the page includes a preview area and a body area. The system receives a user selection of an icon in a menu, whereby the icon corresponds to the target application. The system then presents in the user interface contents based on data stored in local memory, whereby the contents are presented according to an arrangement specified by the presentation template for the preview area. The system then receives a user request for additional information about the target application, and subsequently presents at least a portion of the body area of the page based on an execution of the page application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas R. Hunter, Daisuke Kawamura, Katsuya Hyodo, Kohichi Aoki, Wivat Kruawongwanich, Toru Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11170319
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a computing device scans a plurality of available data sources associated with a profiled identity for an individual, and categorizes instances of the data sources according to recognized terms within the data sources. Once determining whether the profiled identity contributed positively to each categorized instance, categorized instances that have a positive contribution by the profiled identity may be clustered into clusters. The computing device may then rank the clusters based on size of the clusters and frequency of recognized terms within the clusters, and can then infer an expertise of the profiled identity based on one or more best-ranked clusters. The inferred expertise of the profiled identity may then be stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Sujit Biswas, Milind Naphade, Manjula Shivanna, Gyana Ranjan Dash, Srinivas Ruddaraju, Carlos M. Pignataro
  • Patent number: 11158207
    Abstract: A system assesses the susceptibility of an electronic device user to a cybersecurity threat by sensing a user action with respect to the electronic device. The system maps the sensed data to a training needs model to determine whether the sensed data corresponds to a pattern associated with a threat scenario in the training needs model. When the system determines that the sensed data corresponds to a pattern associated with a threat scenario in the training needs model, identify a cybersecurity threat scenario for which the user is at risk, and use the training needs model to estimate susceptibility of the user to the cybersecurity threat scenario.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Proofpoint, Inc.
    Inventors: Norman Sadeh-Koniecpol, Kurt Wescoe, Jason Brubaker, Jason Hong
  • Patent number: 11137883
    Abstract: Disclosed are some implementations of systems, apparatus, methods and computer program products for facilitating the management of assessment environments in an eLearning environment. A user may switch between assessment environments by selecting from a menu of selectable assessment environments. Educational content may be presented within a context of a selected assessment environment and assessment tasks may be completed within the context of the selected assessment environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Samantha Ready, Douglas Bitting, Martin Guillermo Meyer, Ashish Upadhyay, Adam Purkiss, Tyler Montgomery
  • Patent number: 11140444
    Abstract: Enables data mining of monitored information, activities, and agreements associated with a throttling system. An agreement includes one or more conditions to satisfy the agreement, such as one or more tasks or activities to be performed by an agreement performer or events that may be detected, and actions performed to enforce or assert the agreement such as controlling the electronic device and/or enabling or disabling or otherwise limiting, reducing or increasing the amount or type of information allowed with respect to any or all electronic devices associated with the agreement performer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: ETURI CORP.
    Inventors: Negeen Moussavian, Amir Moussavian, Ben Badiee, Mark Lewis
  • Patent number: 11139993
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide methods, systems, apparatuses, and computer program products that are configured to generate a predicted channel add object in an improved system of networked computing devices. The embodiments disclose an apparatus and system that provide channel invite suggestions. The channel invite suggestions comprise recommendations of users to invite to group-based communication channels. To provide the channel-invite suggestions, the group-based communication system generates a user-channel data structure that stores a plurality of values that capture relationships between users and group-based communication channels. The values may capture information regarding membership of a user in a group-based communication channel, starring of a group-based communication channel by a user, a level of activity of a user in a group-based communication channel, and a user's word usage in a group-based communication channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Slack Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Renaud Bourassa-Denis, John Gallagher, Michael Montazeri, Paul Rosania, Jerry Talton
  • Patent number: 11132634
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for operating an expert system. Technical prescriptive domains and business prescriptive domains containing one or more templates are accessed, where each template defines an intention, goal or constraint. Furthermore, each technical prescriptive domain defines a generic optimization problem and each business prescriptive domain extends a technical prescriptive domain and defines a more specific business problem. A structure of data is received and analyzed with the technical prescriptive domains and business prescriptive domains to identify technical and/or business prescriptive domains that match the received structure set of data in data structure and/or semantic terms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Xavier Ceugniet, Alain Chabrier, Stephane Michel
  • Patent number: 11127311
    Abstract: A method including receiving a selection of code and identifying a code block within the code. The method also includes comparing the identified code block to predetermined code blocks to determine a similarity between the identified code block and one or more blocks of the predetermined code blocks. The method can also include identifying a skill based on the similarity between the identified code block and the one or more blocks of the predetermined code blocks as well as generating a lesson module for teaching the skill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: NEURON FUEL, INC.
    Inventors: Kelvin Voon-Kit Chong, Srinivas A. Mandyam, Krishna Vedati, Vidya S. Mandyam
  • Patent number: 11120383
    Abstract: A system is provided for operator profiling based on pre-installed sensor measurement. In example implementations, the system extracts a set of segmented time series data associated with a unit of operation and build models which distinguish the operators by machine learning algorithms. The system uses the models to output the evaluation score assigned to each operation, identify the key movements for skilled/non-skilled operators, and recommends appropriate actions to improve operation skill or adjust the scheduling of the operators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Susumu Serita, Haiyan Wang, Chetan Gupta
  • Patent number: 11113512
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application disclose a method, a system and an apparatus for monitoring attendance of a teacher in class, so as to simplify the process of monitoring the attendance of the teacher and to ensure the accuracy and efficiency of acquiring the attendance of the teacher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventor: Denghang Chen
  • Patent number: 11100172
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to identifying and providing related data field sets. In one embodiment, a first portion of a graphical user interface (GUI) configured to receive a search query is displayed. The GUI enables user interaction to specify a source type in association with the search query. In accordance with a first source type specified in the search query, a first field set associated with the first source type is identified as related to a second field set associated with a second source type. A second portion of the GUI is displayed that includes a relationship indication that indicates the first field set associated with the first source type is related to the second field set associated with a second source type. Further, a third portion of the GUI is displayed that includes an explanation or recommendation associated with the relationship indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: SPLUNK Inc.
    Inventors: Kristal Lyn Curtis, Archana Sulochana Ganapathi, Adam Oliner, Steve Yu Zhang
  • Patent number: 11094215
    Abstract: There are provided a teaching recording/broadcasting system and method for follow-up learning. Based on an Internet teaching platform, a learning data record table is formed by recording process learning data of a user, including learning contents, starting time and ending time, a duration, operating actions, after-class exercises, and answer results; With many ways, such as real-time, delayed or post-event ways, a common user can carry out follow-up learning on a local terminal device according to information, such as the time, sequence and content, recorded in the learning data record table of the particular user; on this basis, through comparison of process learning data before and after follow-up learning of the follow-up learner for a period of time, especially the calculation of a follow-up degree, it is confirmed whether the learning is effective follow-up learning; and the specific user is motivated according to data of the effective follow-up learning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN EAGLESOUL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Pengyu Chen, Shanguo Liu, Shengqiang Liu
  • Patent number: 11087770
    Abstract: A system for artificial intelligent dispute resolution is disclosed. The system may receive a dispute initiation request from a voice input channel. The system may determine user authentication state in response to the dispute initiation request. The system may receive a natural language problem statement from the voice input channel. The system may determine a user intent in response to the natural language problem statement. The system may compare the user intent with a business rules set and determine a dispositioned outcome based on the business rules set and the user intent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Aruun Kumar Kumar
  • Patent number: 11074604
    Abstract: An educational guide module including a reward system for a virtual storage system in data communication with a user computing device via a communication network, the virtual storage system includes at least one processor receiving from the user computing device, a selection of at least one of an education guide or the reward system corresponding to the virtual storage system, as input by a user, performing at least one instructional guide operation to instruct the user on operation of the virtual storage system, when the education guide is selected, and performing a reward operation to provide a reward to the user when the reward system is selected. The performance of the reward operation includes displaying at least one question to the user, receiving information input by the user as an answer to the at least one question, storing the information received, and calculating points based on the information received, and wherein the points are used to redeem a reward within the virtual storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Virtual Strongbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald M. Daly, Jr., Leonard Giambalvo
  • Patent number: 11069347
    Abstract: Systems and processes for operating an intelligent automated assistant to explore media items are provided. In one example process, a speech input representing a request for one or more media items is received from a user. The process determines whether the speech input corresponds to a user intent of obtaining personalized recommendations for media items. In response to determining that the speech input corresponds to a user intent of obtaining personalized recommendations for media items, at least one media item is obtained from a user-specific corpus of media items. The user-specific corpus of media items is generate based on data associated with the user. The at least one media item is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan M. Orr, Matthew P. Bernardo, Daniel J. Mandel
  • Patent number: 11061974
    Abstract: A computer-implemented technique is described herein for facilitating discovery of information items. The technique involves providing at least one set of indicators to a user via a user interface presentation. The indicators represent respective topics. Each distance d between a pair of respective indicators, associated with respective topics (t, t?), is based on at least: a similarity between the topic t and the topic t? as expressed by a knowledge graph; and a dynamic and personalized joint measure of the user's current interest in the topic t and the topic t?. The technique further involves providing at least one information item to the user in response to the user's engagement with the user interface presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Yumao Lu, Ling Li, Che-Hsien Lee
  • Patent number: 11044299
    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 content host can be synchronized to the communication device. A web browser on the communication device can be executed to launch the web-based interactive activity. When the communication 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 communication device can be synchronized from a web domain associated with the content host to a local domain of the communication 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 communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Troy Gillette
  • Patent number: 11038741
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to multi-user virtual reality over wireless networks. An embodiment of a storage medium includes instructions for receiving a request at a network device for a virtual reality (VR) operation, the VR operation to serve VR client devices utilizing a wireless communication network; obtaining statistics regarding the wireless communication network and the VR client devices, the statistics including data transmission rates and data transmission quality; exposing the statistics to a server to assist with optimization of the wireless communication network; and facilitating optimization of the wireless communication network for multi-user VR operation based at least in part on the statistics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Christina Vlachou, Kyu-Han Kim
  • Patent number: 11037460
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention provide an approach for cognitive computer assistance in student learning of an educational topic. In an embodiment, a student is provided a presentation of educational materials and monitored with at least one sensor while studying. A cognitive computer system determines level of student understanding of the topic and alters said presentation of educational materials based on said determining of said level of student understanding to cognitively assist in said student's learning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Keith R. Walker, James E. Bostick, Danny Y. Chen, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 11036344
    Abstract: A processing device sends a request from a remote access client to a first remote application server to access a first application being hosted by the first remote application server, receives instructions from the first remote application server to display a first application window within a browser window of a browser on a display of the client device, creates the first application window within the browser window based on the instructions. The processing device sends a request to a second remote application server to access a second application being hosted by the second remote application server, receives instructions from the second remote application server to display a second application window within the browser window, and creates the second application window for the second application within the browser window based on the instructions. The second application window is displayed within the browser window together with the first application window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Parallels International GmbH
    Inventors: Joseph Portelli, Paul Gafa, Nikolay N. Dobrovolskiy, Serguei M. Beloussov
  • Patent number: 11023470
    Abstract: In response to a user query, aspects identify a content requirement for satisfaction of the user query as a function of context profile data of the user comprising a subject matter requirement, a personal requirement, and a restriction parameter, retrieve a search result that satisfies the content requirement, select a first portion of the search result as a function of a user current context, and the restriction parameter, and present the first selected portion to the user in satisfaction of the first user query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Shubhadip Ray, Sarbajit K. Rakshit, Craig M. Trim, Avik Sanyal
  • Patent number: 11016728
    Abstract: A presenter and an audience associated with a presentation event can be detected. The presentation event can be a real world occurrence and/or a computing session occurrence. The presenter can convey a presentation content to the audience. Presentation data associated with the presentation event can be identified. The presentation data can include the presentation content. The presentation content can include a text and/or a media. A real-time metrics associated with the presenter and the audience can be captured from one or more computing devices associated with the presenter and the audience during the presentation event. The real-time metrics can be analyzed to determine a presenter and an audience recommendation. The presenter recommendation can be presented to the presenter and the audience recommendation to an audience member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Romelia H. Flores, Erik H. Katzen, Paulo Henrique Leal, Sumit Patel
  • Patent number: 11010677
    Abstract: An event management system generates and displays an event schedule for an attendee. An initial order of the event schedule is based on (a) events already completed by the attendee, (b) events to be completed by the attendee to meet an event completion target, and (c) a set of ordering rules associated with the set of events to be completed by the attendee. The event management system may include an interface for modifying the event schedule in accordance with the set of ordering rules. The interface may include an initial set of events, in an initial order with respect to a timeline. The event management system may receive user input including a proposed modification to the initial order of the events. The event management system may or may not permit the proposed modification based on the set of ordering rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Egidio Loch Terra, James Thomas McKendree, Catherine H. M. Kuo, Paz Centeno, Boonchanh Oupaxay, Gary Paul Allen, Rondy C. Ng, Vivian Wei Wong, Susan Jane Beidler, David Anthony Madril, Richard Lee Krenek, Noone Savage
  • Patent number: 11011070
    Abstract: A virtual-immersion computer that provides webpages to facilitate virtual immersion. The system uses a media-streamer computer processor for broadcasting media comprising a simulation-video stream, an audio stream, a radio-transmission-stream. The media is structured within a web frame of webpages by the processor and an audio frame, a picture frame, and/or a video with audio frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Across The Street Productions Inc.
    Inventors: John Nicholas Brunacini, Robert Nicholas Brunacini, Alan Vincent Brunacini
  • Patent number: 10997514
    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 4, 2021
    Assignee: PEARSON EDUCATION, INC.
    Inventors: Brian Moriarty, Mark Potter
  • Patent number: 10984665
    Abstract: Disclosed are examples of systems, apparatus, methods, and computer program products customizing sequences of content objects in an educational content management system. In some implementations, educational content objects can be displayed. A first educational content object selection can be processed. A content object sequence can be generated or updated and the first educational content object can be added to the content object sequence. A second educational content object can be added to the content object sequence. The content object sequence can be shared with a user of an enterprise learning system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Adam Torman, Douglas Bitting, Chris Fox
  • Patent number: 10965595
    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: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: PEARSON EDUCATION, INC.
    Inventors: Jacob Anderson, Josh Miller
  • Patent number: 10949760
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for tailoring shareable content object reference model (SCORM)-compliant content to one or more users. A learning management system (LMS), configured to be SCORM-compliant, initiates shareable content object (SCO) to provide content to users. The LMS implements an instance of application programming interface (API) comprising a plurality of functions to be called by SCO during runtime to access data model elements accessible via LMS. The LMS is configured to support one or more data model elements undefined by SCORM. Further, LMS receives a call to a function of the plurality of functions of the API from SCO to access information about users. The call references a name of a data model element undefined by SCORM. The data model element identifies information about users. The LMS provides information about the users to SCO and the SCO tailors the content to the users based on the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: KnowBe4, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl Kritzinger, Francisco Barreto, Mark William Patton
  • Patent number: 10943497
    Abstract: Techniques are described for jointly modeling knowledge tracing and hint-taking propensity. During a read phase, a co-learning model accepts as inputs an identification of a question and the current knowledge state for a learner, and the model predicts probabilities that the learner will answer the question correctly and that the learner will use a learning aid (e.g., accept a hint). The predictions are used to personalize an e-learning plan, for example, to provide a personalized assessment. By using these predictions to personalize a learner's experience, for example, by offering hints at optimal times, the co-learning system increases efficiencies in learning and improves learning outcomes. Once a learner has interacted with a question, the interaction is encoded and provided to the co-learning model to update the learner's knowledge state during an update phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Shiv Kumar Saini, Ritwick Chaudhry, Pradeep Dogga, Harvineet Singh
  • Patent number: 10922639
    Abstract: A system includes a candidate device including a processor configured to implement a candidate evaluation software application and a server computer configured to communicate with the candidate device using a network. The server computer is configured to receive, from the candidate device, a request to access an evaluation service. The request includes a candidate identifier. The server computer is configured to access historical candidate data in a memory accessible by the server computer to determine a trust score for a candidate associated with the candidate identifier, and when the trust score exceeds a threshold, transmit a credential to the candidate device enabling an evaluation of the candidate to be performed on the candidate device via a secured local area network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: PEARSON EDUCATION, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory Anderson, Wayne Bailey, Colleen M. Dolan, Jide Fajobi, Darrick Jensen, Ronald D. Lancaster, Jr., Matthew Maloney, Michael Nealis, Steven C. Nordberg, Peter Pascale, Andrew Stockinger
  • Patent number: 10915780
    Abstract: In some examples, a window in an image may be identified. At least one property of the window may be identified. Based on the at least one property, whether the window is an error block may be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: MICRO FOCUS LLC
    Inventors: Jin Wang, Zhu Jing Wu, Jia-Wen Li, Yuguang Zhao, Jun Lu
  • Patent number: 10917445
    Abstract: Techniques are described for providing and managing interactive communication sessions between client computing devices, such as via Web browser software executing on the client computing devices to interact with server computer devices providing a shared visual interaction environment for the devices, and with the shared visual interaction environment being dynamically customizable to add and/or remove selected types of functionality that have corresponding visual representations in the shared visual interaction environment. In some situations, the described techniques include providing multiple predefined types of functionality and/or enabling users to add new types of user-defined functionality, using visible layers that each present one or more types of visual information or other visual effects corresponding to at least one of the functionality types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: SaySearch, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles A. Andon, Steven W. Hansen
  • Patent number: 10915285
    Abstract: The invention discloses a multi-purpose conference terminal. The multi-purpose conference terminal comprises: a display device and a bending structure provided on the display device, the display device comprising a first display area and a second display area, the bending structure being connected between the first display area and the second display area so that the first display area can be bent or flattened relative to the second display area. This invention improves the user experience of the multi-purpose conference terminal, provides ease of storage thereof, and saves the occupied storage space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Youmei Dong, Jing Su, Xuewen Lv
  • Patent number: 10872535
    Abstract: An online learning management system and method for facilitating facial recognition, augmented reality, and virtual reality learning environments for users distributed across a network is disclosed. The system includes a server and one or more clients coupled by a network, each of the one or more clients having a learning environment. In some embodiments, the server receives and detects a network status of each client and dynamically adjusts a synchronization frequency of each associated learning environment. The learning environment may be an augmented reality learning environment having one or more face masks and/or stickers applied to facial features of a user in a video signal, wherein the server synchronizes the augmented reality learning environment among each client. The learning environment may further be a virtual reality learning environment having one or more 3D objects in a 3D scene, wherein the server synchronizes the virtual reality learning environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Tutor Group Limited
    Inventor: Cheng-Ta Yang
  • Patent number: 10866956
    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 available time. 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 time requirement equal to or less than the designation of available time. The server then generates a GUI including a report of the assessment score below the threshold and the recommended activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: PEARSON EDUCATION, INC.
    Inventors: Neena Capps, Gailene Nelson
  • Patent number: 10860640
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and techniques to efficiently and effectively automate and personalize data visualization images. The method can include receiving at least one input from a user via an input/output device, and the at least one input can be associated with at least one prompt provided by the system to the user via the input/output device. The method can further include determining a purpose associated with at least one set of data. The purpose can define a use of the at least one set of data and the use can be defined by the user. The method can further include determining a personalized data visualization image of the at least one set of data for display to the user in response to the received at least one input and the determined purpose. The method can further include displaying the personalized data visualization image on a display for viewing by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Nikolai Jannik Podlesny, Tristan Poetzsch
  • Patent number: 10855803
    Abstract: Techniques for evaluating performance of reviewing events in a network community are described herein. The disclosed techniques include authorizing a first user account to review the events in the network community for a first valid period; monitoring information associated with the first user account reviewing the events in the network community; generating data indicative of review behaviors associated with the first user account during at least a part of the first valid period based at least in part on the information and predetermined parameters of evaluating performance; determining values of a plurality of evaluation coefficients based on the generated data and predetermined rules; and determining a performance evaluation result for the first user account based on the generated data and the values of the plurality of evaluation coefficients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Shanghai Bilibili Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaoshan Lin, Fang Fang
  • Patent number: 10839714
    Abstract: A method for peer-to-peer learning of a common language by a plurality of students. A first student selected from the plurality of students acts as a speaker in the common language with a second student selected from the plurality of students acting as a speller. A word-deck is generated for use by the student-group. The word-deck includes a plurality of words that are selected because they are related to another word, respectively, found in the common language based on a phonetic similarity between the respective words. The first student is provided with a word selected from the plurality of words included in the word-deck where the word has a correct spelling. An audio output is provided to the second student where the audio output includes the word as spoken by the first student. An entry includes a spelling of the word as spelled by the second student following a receipt of the audio output. If the spelling of the word matches the correct spelling of the word, a score for the student-group is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Inventor: Mark Wasserman
  • Patent number: 10834249
    Abstract: Information throttle that modifies a device's access to applications, features, or information to enforce workplace use policies. May be used with “bring your own devices” that belong to a user but are also used at work. For example, the system may disable games, media players, or social media when it determines that a device is used at work. A usage context monitor determines the context in which the device is currently used. The monitor may determine that a device is used for work when the time matches working hours, the device location matches a work site location, or the network connected to a device matches a workplace network. In addition to blocking access to inappropriate features, the information throttle may allow access to sensitive information only when the device is at work. Access may also depend on factors such as user credentials and the identity and configuration of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: ETURI CORP.
    Inventors: Jonathan Nicholls, Edward Hunter, Negeen Moussavian, Amir Moussavian, Mark Lewis
  • Patent number: 10825348
    Abstract: Some embodiments of an integrated student-growth platform for discovering, designating, and organizing heterogeneous instructional electronic resources based on observational assessments of students are disclosed. The student-growth platform is configured to establish and generate the best possible set of skills and resources for an educator to teach a group of students on a particular day and for a student to quickly progress to meet preferred educational standards. In one embodiment, the student-growth system includes a communication unit for sending and receiving data among users (e.g., teachers and students), an assessment platform, a planning platform, a learning-progression platform, an assignment platform, a mastery-maker platform, a Multi-Dimensional Response Item (MIRT) platform, and a reporting platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Renaissance Learning, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Angel, Robert Zieroth, Pete Jungwirth, Eric Stickney, Diana Blythe, Gena Kukartsev
  • Patent number: 10810895
    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: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Laureate Education, Inc.
    Inventor: Ken Otwell
  • Patent number: 10796593
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for training a user of an aircraft. Simulated controls for the aircraft are provided. A training scenario defines actions to be performed by the user with the simulated controls. An action indicator associated with at least one of the simulated controls is displayed based on the training scenario. Actions by the user with the simulated controls are detected. Operation of the aircraft is simulated based on the detected actions by the user with the simulated controls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Scott W. Andersen, Cameron Forrest
  • Patent number: 10777088
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for the development of educational courses and curriculum using a secure web based server computer platform and software application that aligns course outcomes and course learning objectives with core and specialized course competencies and uniquely develops course summary and compliance reports that may be used for course approval and accreditation of an educational institution. The course development software program provides a course syllabus that includes presentation summaries, textbook, video, test and other materials and assignments for a teacher to easily organize and present daily activities for the classroom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: DESIGNYOURCOURSE.COM, LLC
    Inventor: Philip Weintraub
  • Patent number: 10768806
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing device including a detection unit configured to detect a user operation, and a display control unit configured to display a list including list items, and perform display of, in response to a detected user operation, causing new list items to gradually appear in the list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yu Murata
  • Patent number: 10764167
    Abstract: A system includes a query response engine that identifies first and second query responses. The engine stores the first query response in a locked configuration and the second query response in a configuration that enables the stored second query response to be modified. The query engine generates query response data associated with the first query response or the second query response. The system includes a connection assessor that determines a connection variable by assessing a network connection and determines whether a transmission condition is satisfied based on the connection variable. The system includes a query response transmitter that, when it is determined that the transmission condition is satisfied, transmits the query response data from the query response transmitter of the system to another device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: PEARSON EDUCATION, INC.
    Inventors: Brendan Jared Kealey, Paul Joseph Arens, Adam Walter Krapfl, Paul Christopher Grudnitski, Robbie Allen Nielsen, James Tavis Setaro, Jason Sobanski
  • Patent number: 10755595
    Abstract: Computer-implemented systems and methods are provided for scoring content of a spoken response to a prompt. A scoring model is generated for a prompt, where generating the scoring model includes generating a transcript for each of a plurality of training responses to the prompt, dividing the plurality of training responses into clusters based on the transcripts of the training responses, selecting a subset of the training responses in each cluster for scoring, scoring the selected subset of training responses for each cluster, and generating content training vectors using the transcripts from the scored subset. A transcript is generated for a received spoken response to be scored, and a similarity metric is computed between the transcript of the spoken response to be scored and the content training vectors. A score is assigned to the spoken response based on the determined similarity metric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Educational Testing Service
    Inventors: Lei Chen, Klaus Zechner, Anastassia Loukina