Response Of Plural Examinees Communicated To Monitor Or Recorder By Electrical Signals Patents (Class 434/350)
  • Patent number: 10289608
    Abstract: An information processing device receives a plurality of data files that include a plurality of items having a key item and an item value associated therewith and stores a value that is a value of an item having been associated with a same key item value and having been associated with a second association destination item in common, and that is included in a data file specified by a predetermined rule from two or more data files among the data files, in association with the second association destination item, when a key item that is associated with a first association destination item in common is included in the two or more data files and an item that is associated with the second association destination item is included in the two or more data files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Ryou Takizawa, Teppei Nitta, Sachio Takeda
  • Patent number: 10290224
    Abstract: Systems and methods for learning one or more subject areas. The methods may comprise an interactive outline learning system, in which the subject area may be organized into one or more multi-layered outlines, and lines may connect elements in each layer with related elements in adjacent layers. Each layer of the outline may correspond to one or more steps in the analysis of a question presented about the subject area. The systems may include a user interface component which may receive input comprising a first selection of an element from the first level of the outline, and then selections from subsequent layers of the outline. The methods may include determining whether each selection correctly corresponds with a step in the analysis of the question, and may visually indicate the correct element and/or connecting lines in response to a correct selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventor: Thomas William Nececkas
  • Patent number: 10271741
    Abstract: A method for configuring a monitoring component for a user includes receiving an electrocardiograph (ECG) signal from an ECG component, receiving a weight signal from a scale component, and combining features extracted from the ECG signal and the weight signal to generate a current biometric signal. Responsive to the current biometric signal matching a historical biometric signal, the method includes obtaining a user profile and determining a health status for association with the user profile by classifying the current biometric signal using disease models and fitness models.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignees: Huami Inc., Anhui Huami Information Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ting Chen, Fei Wang, Yajun Zhao, Jixiang Su
  • Patent number: 10242220
    Abstract: A computer implemented system and method of sharing files between a link sharer and a link recipient over a network. The method comprises generating, in response to a request by a link sharer, a file sharing link to a file set, where the link does not provide a link recipient the ability to modify the contents of the linked file set. In response to receiving an indication that the generated link has been activated by a link recipient, displaying a representation of the linked file set with a display element configured to send a request for modification rights to the linked file set when activated by the link recipient. In response to receiving the request for modification rights, either automatically granting modification rights to the linked file set or sending notice to the link sharer indicating that the link recipient is requesting modification rights to the linked file set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Ivan Kirigin, Olumakinde Adegboyega Adeagbo
  • Patent number: 10235895
    Abstract: An educational repository that can be made accessible to a structure-definer user (e.g., a teacher, web-page developer or editor). The structure definer can search or browse the repository to identify a subset of the content objects to include within a structure. An interface can allow the structure definer to specify inter-object relationships to include within a structure (e.g., such that a first object is to be presented to a learner prior to presentation of a second object). The structure that the structure definer generates can thus be used to determine which content objects are to be made available to learners (e.g., students, web-page visitors, readers or a structure definer herself) generally or at a given time. In this way, a structure definer can define a learning sequence that extends beyond just a general outline and controls actual object presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventor: William Hutchinson
  • Patent number: 10217170
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, data may be received indicative of a plurality of insurance claims along with an indication of an appropriate claim segment classification for each insurance claim. A first claim handler may then be automatically selected for a first insurance claim based at least in part on: (i) a first segment classification associated with the first insurance claim, (ii) numbers of other insurance claims currently assigned to claim handlers, and (iii) load factors associated with claim handlers. An indication of the selected first claim handler may then be transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Hartford Fire Insurance Company
    Inventors: Paul J. Edwards, Keren Shemesh
  • Patent number: 10200653
    Abstract: A system and method is described for facilitating a video connection between service providers and service consumers (clients) based on a queue of providers waiting in video rooms. Upon entry into a video room using a networked camera and microphone, each service provider receives a timestamp. Clients requiring service connect to the available provider with the oldest timestamp. In certain embodiments, the queue holds math tutors and the cameras are document cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventor: Sharon Peled
  • Patent number: 10198406
    Abstract: A document preview system provides previews of a native document to client devices. The previews include comments associated with native objects in the native document. The document preview system identifies bounding areas in the preview associated with the native objects, which may be identified by the rendering markers applied to the native document prior to rendering. Using the bounding areas, the document preview system identifies comments for the native document and determines the location to display the comment using native objects associated with the comment. When a new comment is received from a user for a preview of a native document, the document preview system determines native objects for the new comment that match a user's selection for placing the new comment. The new comment is inserted with the native objects in the native document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Matteus Pan, Jean-Denis Greze, Daniel Horn, Bo Hu, Richard W. Chan, Andy Yang, Philip Rha, Adhiraj Somani
  • Patent number: 10175966
    Abstract: A method and associated computer program product are disclosed for generating an object file for subsequent linking by a linker. The object file comprises a function that references a table of contents (TOC) pointer register. The method comprises generating, in the object file, at least one first annotation that identifies at least one instruction of the function. The at least one instruction has an eliminable reference to the TOC pointer register. The first annotation configures the linker to determine, during the subsequent linking of the object file and based on the at least one first annotation, whether to eliminate the eliminable reference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Karl Gschwind, Ulrich Weigand
  • Patent number: 10169218
    Abstract: A method for automatically validating data against a predefined data specification, includes: a) acquiring data to be validated (2), the data including a plurality of test objects, b) acquiring a test database (4) including a plurality of test files each defining a test scenario, c) acquiring a predefined data specification (6) against which the test objects must be validated, d) automatically generating a plurality of test scripts (8), from the acquired test files and using relevant data from the test objects of the acquired predefined data specification, e) for each generated test script, executing the test script (10) on the test objects, and f) automatically generating a test report (12) including a result of each executed test case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: ALSTOM TRANSPORT TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventors: Abhijeet Choudhury, Mallikarjun Basavarajappa, Anita Menon, Pran Sheokand
  • Patent number: 10170015
    Abstract: An aspect of the disclosure includes a method, a system and a computer program product for planning and presenting a topic to a plurality of students. The method includes defining a topic for a plurality of students and a time period for presenting the topic to the plurality of students. Each of the students has an associated learning style, the learning style including a learning style, pace, speed or mastery information. At least one electronic media is determined from a plurality of electronic media on the topic for each of the students based on a consumption time of the electronic media, the time period and the associated learning style parameter of each student. The at least one electronic media determined for each student is presented to each student.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Carlos H. Cardonha, Rodrigo L. Guimaraes, Andrea Britto Mattos Lima, Vagner F. de Santana
  • Patent number: 10156963
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for generating reports. A computer system displays an application with fields in a graphical user interface on a display system. The application is used to perform transactions for an organization. The computer system identifies a group of the fields displayed in the graphical user interface that is selectable for use in a group of the reports. The computer system displays a group of graphical indicators in association with the group of the fields in the graphical user interface. The computer system receives a selection of a portion of the group of the fields displayed in the graphical user interface in user input. The computer system creates the group of the reports using the portion of the group of the fields. The computer system sends the group of the reports to an output device, enabling performing an operation for the organization using the group of the reports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: ADP, LLC
    Inventors: Amitkumar Patel, Renata Vieira Palazzo, Diego Tremper, Leandro da Silva Bianchini, Roberto Rodrigues Dias
  • Patent number: 10129573
    Abstract: Techniques for identifying relevance of a video are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, a computer-implemented method comprises: causing a video to be played on a device of a user; receiving, from the device, an instruction to share the video with another user, the instruction corresponding to a point-in-time in the video; identifying text in a transcript of the video based on the point-in-time; causing the identified text to be displayed on the device based on the instruction to share the video; receiving, from the device, an instruction to include user-approved text along with the video in the sharing of the video with the one or more other users, the user-approved text comprising at least a portion of the identified text; and causing the user-approved text to be displayed on a device of the other user in association with the video based on the instructions to share and include.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Amita Sahasrabudhe, Christopher Ng, Pengfei Li, Jonathan L. Sherman-Presser, Mikhail Burshteyn, Shane Afsar, Yilin Li
  • Patent number: 10115038
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for significantly increasing the efficacy of computer adaptive learning (which currently measures and acts on a learner's performance in the cognitive or objective learning domain of education) by additionally detecting and identifying the learner's emotional response data and together with the cognitive data, optimizing the educational content being presented. These emotional responses constitute the affective or emotional domain of education.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: EdTech Learning LLC
    Inventors: Phillip Hazur, Elizabeth Hazur
  • Patent number: 10116563
    Abstract: Systems and methods for accelerated stabilization of data packet metadata are disclosed herein. The system can include a memory having a content database and a user profile database. The system can include a user device having a first network interface and a first I/O subsystem. The system can include one or more servers. The one or more servers can: retrieve data packet metadata for a data packet; determine that the data packet metadata is unstable; identify a set of potential recipients of the data packet; select one of the set of potential recipients as the recipient of the data packet; provide the data packet to the recipient of the data packet; receive a response from the recipient to the provided data packet; and automatically update the data packet metadata based on the response received from the recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: PEARSON EDUCATION, INC.
    Inventors: Jacob Anderson, Yun Jin Rho
  • Patent number: 10110505
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to manage and execute action in computing environments are disclosed. An example system includes a virtual machine resource platform to host a virtual compute node; and a resource manager to: install an interface to receive an adapter configured to initiate an action that operates on the virtual compute node, install the adapter by processing an adapter definition to identify an action specified by the adapter, trigger an alert based on collected data associated with the virtual compute node, in response to the alert, trigger the action to be executed using a parameter extracted from the collected data, and execute the action to operate on the compute node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip Smith, Timothy Binkley-Jones, Sean Bryan, Lori Marshall, Kathleen McDonough, Richard Monteleone, David Springer, Brian Williams, David Wilson
  • Patent number: 10095772
    Abstract: A method, a computer system, and a computer program product are provided for calculating a degree of similarity of users. Each user may be a preparer and an answerer of one or more quizzes. The method includes collecting one or more quizzes from one or more users as preparers and providing the collected quizzes to one or more user as answerers. The method further includes collecting one or more answering activities of one or more answerers to the provided quizzes from the one or more answerers, wherein a pair includes a preparer and an answerer. The method additionally includes calculating, for each pair, a degree of similarity of knowledge background, based on the one or more answering activities of the one or more answerers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kanayama, Akihiro Kosugi
  • Patent number: 10091296
    Abstract: A content management system for collecting files from one or more submitters in a collection folder. A collector, who generates the collection folder, can invite one or more submitters to submit one or more files to the collection folder. The one or more submitters have limited rights to the collection folder. The limited rights can include uploading rights and prohibiting a submitter from viewing files that other submitters associated with the collection folder submitted. Thus, the collection folder is able to store files from the one or more submitters, but prevent them from viewing other's submissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: DROPBOX, INC.
    Inventors: Mindy Zhang, Alon Levi, Brandon Souba, Angela Li, Erik Goldman, Mihnea Cezar Giurgea, Aadil Sarfani, Alex Embiricos, Joshua Puckett
  • Patent number: 10079892
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for suggesting and inserting automated assistants in a graphical user interface for managing communication sessions. A system for suggesting an automated assistant generates a first vector describing a current context of a current communication session, and generates a comparison of the first vector and a second vector associated with a past context of an automated assistant in a past communication session. Then, if the comparison exceeds a similarity threshold, the system suggests the automated assistant to at least one user in the current communication session. Optionally, the system can predictively insert the automated assistant in a communication session if the comparison exceeds a similarity threshold. The graphical user interface for managing communication sessions displays automated assistants in a same manner as human participants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Trung Dinh-Trong, Birgit Geppert, Frank Roessler
  • Patent number: 10079931
    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 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: ETURI CORP.
    Inventors: Jonathan Nicholls, Edward Hunter, Negeen Moussavian, Amir Moussavian, Mark Lewis
  • Patent number: 10056002
    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: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventor: Sean Thom
  • Patent number: 10029177
    Abstract: A videogame playable on a traditional gaming platform has an associated metagame playable on a handheld “second screen” device. In some embodiments, a player's performance in the videogame affects the player's performance in the metagame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Activision Publishing, Inc.
    Inventors: John Linden, Trey Watkins, Mark Rubin, Brian Bright
  • Patent number: 10019653
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of predicting personality characteristic from images of a subject person's face, comprising: a) collecting training images of multiple persons for training propose, the images associated with metadata characteristics of human personality; b) grouping the collected training images into training groups; c) training at least one image-based classifier to predict at least one characteristics of human personality from at least one image of a second person; and d) applying the at least one image-based classifier to at least one image of the subject person for outputting a prediction of at least one human personality characteristic of the subject person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Faception Ltd.
    Inventors: Itzhak Wilf, Yael Michaeli, Shai Gilboa, David Gavriel, Gilad Bechar
  • Patent number: 10016681
    Abstract: An example progress indicator indicating the progress of a task including a series of multiple steps is to be displayed. The progress indicator includes an overall progress display area for indicating the progress of a task overall, and an individual progress display area for indicating the progress of each individual step included in the task. The individual progress display area is displayed inside the overall progress display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoya Morimura, Hidekazu Ota
  • Patent number: 10015234
    Abstract: Various aspects of a method and system for providing information via an intelligent user interface are disclosed herein. In an embodiment, in response to the receipt of a request from an electronic device, the method includes determination of a first information response that may correspond to a first functional service. A set of second information responses that corresponds to a set of second functional services may be determined based on the first information response. Each of the determined set of second information responses is associated with a corresponding weight. One or more of the determined set of second information responses are selected based on the corresponding weight. The second information responses are value-added responses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nisanth Sudhakaran, Raghunandan Dhongadi
  • Patent number: 9996719
    Abstract: An image associated with a poll may be acquired via a camera. One or more symbols indicating responses may be found by analyzing the image. The responses specified by the symbols may be determined and saved. The responses may also be displayed to the operator and/or to the respondents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Plickers Inc.
    Inventors: Nolan R. Amy, Stan R. Amy
  • Patent number: 9998935
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for sharing data based on a combined bandwidth consumption. In use, a first sharing action is received. Next, a first bandwidth consumption is received. Further, a second bandwidth consumption is received. Additionally, it is determined whether a combination of the first bandwidth consumption and the second bandwidth consumption surpasses a predefined threshold. Lastly, the first sharing action is conditionally allowed based on the determination. Additional systems, methods, and computer program products are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Duelight LLC
    Inventors: William Rivard, Brian Kindle, Adam Feder
  • Patent number: 9978045
    Abstract: A modular learning system is provided for enabling funding of learners in the modular learning system. The modular learning system provides learning services to users by enabling learning users to access learning applications and select tutors and learning facilities to enable the user to perform the learning applications. A funding user provides funds to the modular learning system and provides parameters for selecting learning users for funding. The modular learning system identifies learning users who match the parameters and enable the learning users to receive funding for eligible learning applications. The modular learning system disperses funding after determining particular learning performance requests are eligible items for funding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignees: MONK AKARSHALA DESIGN PRIVATE LIMITED, MONK AKARSHALA INC.
    Inventor: Samridh Kapoor
  • Patent number: 9961111
    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: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Open Text Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Chapman, David Martin
  • Patent number: 9953543
    Abstract: Systems and methods for secured computer based assessment are described. In one embodiment, the method comprises capturing of proctoring data at a candidate assessment device from a candidate at predefined time intervals during an examination. The proctoring data includes biometric data, still image, and surround sound associated with the at least one candidate. The proctoring data captured at the candidate assessment device is then transmitted to a central assessment server connected to the candidate assessment device. At the central assessment server, the proctoring data is compared with registration data, of the candidate, stored in the central assessment server. Based on the comparison, malpractice by the candidate during the examination is determined when the proctoring data deviates from the registration data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
    Inventors: Viral Prakash Shah, Nawaz Mohammed Shaikh, Rohit Kumar
  • Patent number: 9934695
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus are described herein that facilitate education through an interactive illustration. The systems, methods and apparatuses can facilitate both the design of a course employing the interactive illustration at an instructor interface and education utilizing the course at an educational terminal. The design of the course can be based on a selection of an image, a selection of an activity, a selection of a development level of a student and selection of a work stage. The same image can be utilized for different activities, development levels and work stages. Additionally, tools utilized with the interactive image can be the same for different images, activities, development levels and work stages. The tools can also be the same for the design of the course and the study utilizing the course.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: PLEIADES PUBLISHING LIMITED
    Inventors: Alexander Shustorovich, Olga Zakharova, Natalia Churakova
  • Patent number: 9921824
    Abstract: A software program is executed, the software program requiring one or more physical interactions with a user through an input/output (I/O) device, wherein each of the one or more physical interactions includes respective predefined dimensions indicating a proficiency in performing one of the one or more physical interactions. The one or more physical interactions are tracked. A familiarity profile for each of the one or more physical interactions is generated based on the respective predefined dimensions for each of the one or more physical interactions. The software program is customized based on the familiarity profile for each of the one or more physical interactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul M. R. Edmonds, Joe Pavitt, James E. Ravenscroft, James Sutton
  • Patent number: 9911353
    Abstract: A content delivery system is disclosed herein. The content delivery system includes a content management server, a survey server, and a database server that are communicatingly connected with a plurality of user devices. The database server includes a plurality of databases that are organized in a tiered memory such that prioritized data is placed in memory tier having faster components and non-prioritized data is placed in a memory tier having relatively slower components. The content distribution system can generate an evaluation and evaluation data by identifying a cohort for receipt of the evaluation, compiling the evaluation, and receiving evaluation results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: PEARSON EDUCATION, INC.
    Inventors: Brom Kim, James Krieg
  • Patent number: 9912801
    Abstract: An interface for an audience response system and method of operation is disclosed, The interface includes a receiving mechanism to receive transmissions from a plurality of hand-held audience response units programmed to transmit data according to a first transmission protocol in response to a user input, where the data comprises response data corresponding to the user input and unit data suitable to identify a particular user. The interface further includes logic to convert the data in the received transmissions into a data package for transmission according to a second transmission protocol, and to selectively control a transmitting mechanism to wirelessly transmit the data package, for example, over a wireless RF network, for example, Wi-Fi, Wi-Max and the like according to the second transmission protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Inventor: Kevin G. Adkins
  • Patent number: 9886591
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products to perform an operation comprising receiving, from a set of input devices, data of an environment surrounding a computing device, determining a current context of a discussion based on the data and a timing schedule specifying a list of planned contexts, receiving a request to perform an operation on the computing device, determining a context of the requested operation, determining a measure of relatedness between the contexts, and upon determining the measure of relatedness does not exceed a predefined threshold, restricting execution of the operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Adam T. Clark, John S. Mysak, Aspen L. Payton, John E. Petri, Michael D. Pfeifer
  • Patent number: 9886867
    Abstract: A processor implemented method for scoring a challenge taken by a user, and training the user using a simulation based learning platform is provided. The processor implemented method includes (i) obtaining, from a database, challenges to be taken by a user and associated at least one of information, (iii) processing a selection of, the challenge from the challenges with actions or steps performed by the user, (iv) rendering, hints to solve the challenge, (v) recording, steps taken by the user to solve the challenge, (vi) comparing the steps taken by the user with steps taken by an expert to solve the challenge to compute a deviance of the user from a reference path, (vii) scoring, the challenge based on the deviance of the user from the reference path to obtain a score, and (viii) notifying, a result associated with the challenge to the user based on the score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Analyttica Datalab Inc.
    Inventors: Rajiv Baphna, Satyamoy Chatterjee, Halasya Siva Subramania, Ashutosh Joshi
  • Patent number: 9876829
    Abstract: There is provided a display control apparatus including an acquisition section configured to acquire display information for displaying a state of collaborative editing in which a plurality of editors collaboratively edit a same editing target, and a display control section configured to cause an editing screen to display, based on the display information, the state of the collaborative editing performed on a not displayed part not included in a display range displayed when the editing target is displayed on the editing screen referenced to by a first editor among the plurality of editors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuya Hyodo, Shuichi Konami, Tomoya Narita, Akemi Tazaki
  • Patent number: 9854393
    Abstract: Partially reduces performance or features of a user's electronic device if the user does not comply with an agreement. An agreement may specify tasks or activities to be performed, such as homework or chores, or required results such as grades. Partial throttling of the device when the user is not in compliance with the agreement may include for example disabling a subset of the apps or services on the device, slowing down the device or selected applications, denying access to selected information sources, limiting audio volume or display resolution, or limiting time on activities such as web browsing. The device may remain usable, but with reduced features or performance. Throttling actions may also be based on location, schedule, or environmental conditions. The system may reward compliance with the agreement by increasing performance, by re-enabling previously disabled applications, or by providing direct rewards such as money or credits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: ETURI CORP.
    Inventors: Negeen Moussavian, Amir Moussavian, Mark Lewis, Godfrey Lawrence Duke, III
  • Patent number: 9847039
    Abstract: Automated methods and systems are provided for presenting and scoring items which are presented in different question formats that include graphics interpretation, two-part analysis, table analysis, and multi-source reasoning. There are a plurality of response opportunities for each item, and each response opportunity is independent of each other. In operation, an item is presented in the respective question format on a processor-controlled user interface display screen. A response engine receives the response for each response opportunity. A scoring engine in communication with the response engine receives the plurality of responses and scores the plurality of responses by determining whether the response selected for each response opportunity is correct, and assigning credit for the item only if each of the responses for each of the response opportunities is correct, and assigning no credit for the item if at least one of the responses for each of the response opportunities is incorrect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Graduate Management Admission Council
    Inventors: Fanmin Guo, Gloria Drapac, Theresa Biancheri, Nancy Petersen, Jie Li, Ann (Chunxin) Wang
  • Patent number: 9847948
    Abstract: Controls electronic devices and/or throttles electronic devices and/or information for electronic devices based on agreements or events and/or based on schedule, location, time, or any combination thereof. An agreement includes condition(s) to satisfy the agreement, such as task(s) or activities to be performed by an agreement performer, for example based on a schedule and/or location, at a particular time, or time period, or, or events that may be detected, and actions performed to enforce or assert the agreement. Actions may include controlling the electronic device and/or at least partially enabling/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. Embodiments may reduce or block information from particular sources during a scheduled school class to limit web surfing for information related to that class based on a schedule and/or location of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: ETURI CORP.
    Inventors: Ben Badiee, Amir Moussavian, Mark Lewis
  • Patent number: 9830622
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided to facilitate donations via mobile communications. In one aspect, a system includes a data storage facility and an interchange having a common format processor and a plurality of converters to interface with a plurality of different controllers of mobile communications. The converters are configured to communicate with the controllers in different formats and with the common format processor in a common format. For a payment to a merchant, the common format processor provides a user interface configured to present charity donation options in response to a phone number being specified in the user interface to identify a fund source. The common format processor uses one of the converters to communicate with a mobile phone at the phone number to confirm the payment to the merchant and a donation to a separate charity organization specified via the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Boku, Inc.
    Inventor: Javier Francisco Martell
  • Patent number: 9826006
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for enabling participants to interact remotely through multiple multimedia channels based on the configured capabilities of participants. The system consists of a server and one or more client devices. On joining new interactive session, the attributes and capabilities of the participant are determined. Other participants are notified as to the attributes and capabilities of the new participant. The interaction between participants is determined by their attributes and capabilities and that of the participant they wish to interact with. Participants can use a client device to join a session. If the device is capable of rendering a graphical display based on the capability information configured for that participant and device, participants can view multiple views rendered for the session in different regions of a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Polycom, Inc.
    Inventors: SivaKiran Venkata Yellamraju, Tandav Krishna Sanka
  • Patent number: 9811808
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and system for providing notifications regarding electronic meetings is described. A set of one or more invitees for an online meeting is received, the set including a first invitee. A first status of the first invitee is identified, the first status indicating unavailability with respect to the electronic meeting. A change in status of the first invitee, after the end of the electronic meeting, to a second status indicating availability with respect to the electronic meeting is identified. A notification of the meeting is provided to the first invitee, based upon, at least in part, identifying the change in status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kelly Abuelsaad, Kulvir S. Bhogal, Lisa Seacat DeLuca, Soobaek Jang
  • Patent number: 9805143
    Abstract: An aspect of handling a plurality of simulated models includes receiving from a first simulation model a stream of source data and determining data processing compatibility between the simulation model and a second-simulation model by i) obtaining metadata relating to the first-simulation models from a memory and ii) obtaining metadata relating to the second simulation model from the memory. An aspect also includes generating a transformation component using a schema mapping tool for providing compatibility between the first and second simulation models upon a determination that the compatibility does not exist between the two models. The—transformation component is generated—using the metadata relating to the first and second simulation models. The method also includes generating a—stream of target data by the second simulation model via the transformation component. The second simulation model uses the stream of source data as input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peter J. Haas, Cheryl A. Kieliszewski, Paul P. Maglio, Ronald Mak, Patricia G. Selinger, Wang-Chiew Tan
  • Patent number: 9805614
    Abstract: A computer network implemented system for enabling intelligent crowd sourced examination marking is provided. The system provides features for building and managing a crowd of markers, and a profile manager for managing profiles for each marker. The system enables authorized users to generate marking parameters associated with marking projects. A matching component for matching marking projects or marking activities to crowd markers suggests suitable crowd markers for the marking project. The system delivers applicable examination content for marking (including scoring and/or providing feedback on examination content) by selected crowd markers, or groups of crowd markers through an adaptive marking tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: CROWDMARK INC.
    Inventor: James Colliander
  • Patent number: 9792829
    Abstract: A multi-layer user-selectable electronic testing (MUSET) system provides a cascaded set of alternative testing formats for test-takers to select a testing format that best accommodates their level of ability. Test-takers can answer fill-in-the-blank (FITB) items on a computer or other input device. If the test-taker is less confident of their understanding, they can select multiple-choice (MC) or true/false (T/F) testing formats. The MUSET system measures, tracks, and stores the amount of time it takes to answer test items, to switch testing formats, and to change answers. Test-takers indicate a confidence level that they have in the correctness of their answer. The MUSET system determines confidence characteristics, latency characteristics, and hesitancy characteristics of the test-taker and gathers additional parameters to build a performance profile of the test-taker's skills/traits/abilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Inventor: Laurence Rudolph
  • Patent number: 9779386
    Abstract: The present invention relates to software and a method of use for implementing workflows and managing engagements and staff. More particularly, the present invention relates to a software module tracking data of staff, engagements and workflows and a method of using such data in the management of staff and assignment of tasks. Information concerning employees is input into a database by the manager and the employees, and is tracked therein. The information concerning an employee includes an employee's availability, ability and experience. Workflow/Task information is input into the database when either a client makes a request for service of the business, or a workflow/task internal to the business is needed to be performed. Task information includes the nature of the work and deadlines. Task information is compared to the employee information. A list is automatically generated naming the employees best suited to the mandate of the task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Thomson Reuters Global Resources
    Inventors: N. Frank Swierz, III, Jon Baron, Brian Vroom, Mark Powell, Randall Loughridge, Stephen Perreault, Stephanie Black, Todd Denlinger, Kenneth Koskay, Greg Poirier
  • Patent number: 9773428
    Abstract: An online system provides for the teaching and learning of step by step solutions to STEM problems. The system comprises at least one tablet computer linked to at least one computer readable storage medium by a communication network. The computer includes an input device and a touch sensitive screen for receiving and displaying handwritten input. A system user inputs the computer with the steps of a step by step solution to a STEM problem by handwriting math expressions and sketches on the touch sensitive screen. The system evaluates and automatically color codes each step in accordance with a color coding protocol stored in the computer readable storage medium as each step is entered into the system. The color coding provides visual feedback which identifies correct steps, erroneous steps, and intermediate steps in the solution. Teachers use the feedback when teaching STEM solutions and students use the feedback when they are practicing and assessing their own solutions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Fluidity Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald P. Carney, Andrew Forsberg
  • 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