Electrical Means For Recording Examinee's Response Patents (Class 434/362)
  • Patent number: 11205352
    Abstract: A computer implemented system and method for providing dynamic examination preparation course content to users wherein a progressive content module in real time assigns difficulty values to questions according to previous users' answer and selects future questions for an individual user according to previous answers received from the user and pass prediction values assigned to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: TazKai, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Reeves Jones, Jonathan Weeks Haws
  • Patent number: 11186289
    Abstract: The disclosure includes embodiments for concealing a distracting object. A method according to some embodiments includes analyzing environment data to identify a distracting object that is viewable by a driver, wherein the environment data is generated by a sensor set of a first vehicle and the environment data describes an environment including the first vehicle. The method includes determining a risk value of concealing the distracting object from the driver. The method includes responsive to the risk value failing to meet a threshold value, overlaying a concealing graphic on the distracting object while the first vehicle is being operated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Inventors: Shinichi Shiraishi, Eric Kim, Takato Masuda
  • Patent number: 11189283
    Abstract: In a device including a processor and a memory, the memory includes executable instructions that cause the processor to control the device to perform functions of receiving a user input to initiate a conversation session for generating an outline for a writing; generating a voice output asking a question regarding the writing; receiving a voice input from the user responding to the voice output; identifying, based on the received voice input, content of the voice input responding to the voice output; repeating, until a predetermined condition is met, the steps of generating the voice output, receiving the voice input, and identifying the content of the voice input, wherein the question asked via each voice output is generated in response to the content of the voice input responding to the preceding voice output; and generating, based on the content of the voice inputs, the outline for the writing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Tracy ThuyDuyen Tran, Daniel Parish, Ajitesh Kishore, James Patrick Spotanski, Keri Diane Talbot, Kiruthika Selvamani
  • Patent number: 11178152
    Abstract: Nextdate provides an online dating and game experience for all participants, including live streamers, contestants, and viewers. Nextdate offers advantages over both offline and online speed dating. In respect to offline speed dating, Nextdate is better in that it provides conversational prompts to the participants (the “star” and the contestant), as well as a “Love-o-meter” and audience comments that provide additional items and context to which the participants can respond. In respect to online speed dating, Nextdate includes features that remove the friction from traditional online dating experience and encourage user participation. Nextdate may be implemented as a standalone app or as a tab or feature of another video-centric social networking app.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: The Meet Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey Cook, Anton Djamoos, David Weinstein, Omar Beiruty, Jeremy Zorn
  • Patent number: 11157074
    Abstract: Educational content can be presented to a user via a display. Eye movement of the user while the user gazes at the educational content can be monitored. Based, at least in part, on the monitoring the eye movement of the user while the user gazes at the educational content, a time when to present assessment content to the user can be determined. The assessment content can be presented to the user at the determined time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Danish Contractor, Kuntal Dey, Sreekanth L. Kakaraparthy, Seema Nagar
  • Patent number: 11151897
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a speech-language pathology teaching system comprises a patient device and a teaching server. The patient device transmits a teaching target to the teaching server where the teaching target comprises speech production, articulation, language, or fluency. The teaching server to receive teaching target and implement a teaching program that displays a fisherman that catches a fish or a non-fish item. The non-fish item may be related to the teaching target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Inventor: Lori Kleindienst
  • Patent number: 11153084
    Abstract: A device or space existed in a physical space is registered in the form of a digital object in a virtual space, a digital twin service is provided through connection between an offline device or space and the digital object in the virtual space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Piamond Corp.
    Inventor: Doo Geon Hwang
  • Patent number: 11144971
    Abstract: A real-time customer survey system can be implemented by monitoring real-time and previous location data associated with a customer. The system can analyze the location data in accordance with customer preferences, customer social media profiles, and/or information that has been inferred by the system. The location data can be obtained in multiple forms including video, audio, wireless device communications, etc. The location data, in conjunction with customer preference data can be presented to the customer in the form of an avatar, an audio output, a video output, and/or haptic feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventor: Brian Dominguez
  • Patent number: 11126923
    Abstract: Systems and methods for content aggregation creation are disclosed herein. The system can include memory having a content database and an aggregation database. The system can include a user device having a first network interface and a first I/O subsystem. The system can include a server that can: provide content to the user device via a first electrical signal; receive a selection of a portion of the provided content from the user device via a second electrical signal; automatically extract sentences from the selected portion of the provided content via a natural language processor; automatically generate a parse tree for one of the automatically extracted sentences; identify noun phrases from the part of speech tags within the parse tree; place content associated with one of the noun phrase in a content aggregation; and output the content aggregation to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: PEARSON EDUCATION, INC.
    Inventors: Sean York, Tim Stewart, David Strong, Brian Moriarty, Mark Potter, Angela McAllister
  • Patent number: 11113616
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining mastery in a Bayesian network are disclosed herein. The system can include memory including a content library database containing content for delivery to a user. The system can include at least one processor that can receive an assertion from a user device and identify one or several nodes relevant to the received assertion. The at least one processor can further evaluate the assertion and calculate a node mastery probability for the identified one or several relevant nodes. The at least one processor can calculate mastery of related nodes and determine mastery of an objective based on the mastery of the relevant nodes and the related nodes. The at least one processor can generate a mastery bar and update the mastery bar with the determined mastery of the objective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: PEARSON EDUCATION, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Potter, Kimberly Runyon, Laura Pionek
  • Patent number: 11093835
    Abstract: Methods, computer program products and systems for generating at least one factual question from a set of seed questions and answer pairs. One method includes: obtaining at least one seed question and answer pair from the set of seed question and answer pairs; extracting a set of features associated with the at least one seed question and answer pair using at least one common analysis system (CAS) in a set of CASs and a specific knowledge base; generating a set of candidate questions from the extracted set of features using a logistic regression algorithm and the specific knowledge base; and ranking each candidate question relative to a remainder of candidate questions in the set of candidate questions based on the extracted set of features and the at least one seed question and answer pair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron K. Baughman, Linda M. Boyer, Wesley T. Chuang, Meilan Ding, William R. Gee, Palani Sakthi
  • Patent number: 11087129
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, according to one embodiment, includes: sending one or more instructions to a web crawler to identify presentation videos on the internet and capture video data therefrom. In response, video data which corresponds to various presentation videos on the internet is received from the web crawler. The video data is used to define influence factors, such that different combinations of the influence factors represent different conditions of a presenter in the presentation videos. The video data is also used to define labels, where different combinations of the labels represent different conditions of one or more audience members in the presentation videos. Furthermore, structured data is generated by correlating certain presenter conditions with certain audience conditions, and the structured data is stored in memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yicheng Feng, You Miao Zhang, Wei Xd Li, Ao Qiong Li, Shan Shan Zhao, Kun Peng Wang
  • Patent number: 11083954
    Abstract: A data collection and display system for use in a combat sport including: i. A trunk protector for a combat sport participant, the trunk protector including: a. protective padding, b. at least one impact sensor, c. at least one microprocessor integral with the protective padding, for collecting and analyzing data from the at least one impact sensor, d. at least one display area, integral with the trunk protector, for displaying information related to the combat sport and combat sport participant; and an energy based method for scoring combat sports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: 2020 Armor, Inc.
    Inventors: William Kyle Sexton, Austin Thomas Jones, Ali Ghafour, Michael Todd Sexton
  • Patent number: 11049027
    Abstract: A method for providing a visual summary of a plurality of answers associated with a question entered into a natural language question answer system by a user is provided. The method may include receiving the entered question. The method may also include analyzing the entered question to determine a plurality of possible answers to the entered question. The method may further include compiling a set of answers based on the analysis of the entered question and the determined plurality of possible answers. The method may additionally include providing a characterization summary for the compiled set of answers, whereby the characterization summary includes an indication of the quality associated with each answer within the compiled set of answers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sean G. Jalleh, Amanda C. Maderic, Andrew Patrick Mankins, David L. Schwartz, Lila Title
  • Patent number: 11042482
    Abstract: The present invention encapsulates content and provides the encapsulated content to a use. A capsule stores identification information in structure information in a metadata unit thereof, and identification information such as URL and URN is stored therein. A capsule engine unit decodes the identification information. In the case of URL, the capsule engine unit directly obtains the entity of data or programs constituting the content from a server, which is an external storage. In the case of URN, the capsule engine unit inquires URL to a dictionary server such as a metadata repository, and obtains the URL from the server. Therefore, it is not necessary to install the entity of data or programs in a data cache unit, and it is possible to easily deliver and distribute the capsule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION CYBER CAMPUS CONSORTIUM TIES
    Inventor: Masumi Hori
  • Patent number: 11044286
    Abstract: This application relates to the communications field, and discloses an information exchange method and a terminal. The method includes: determining target content in a current interface according to an operation instruction entered by a topic initiator for the current interface; determining a discussion topic title based on the target content, and setting up a topic discussion group; adding a topic participant to the topic discussion group based on the target content and/or the discussion topic title; and receiving discussion content entered by the topic initiator and/or the topic participant, and displaying the discussion content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shaolei Wang, Ren Li, Yuanfeng Chu
  • Patent number: 11031112
    Abstract: The disclosed technology addresses the need in the art for an enhanced communication system for emergency departments. A system is configured to receive, from an emergency department device, registration information for a patient device, generate a unique identifier associated with the registration information, and provide the unique identifier to the emergency department device. The system is further configured to receive, from the patient device, a communication including the unique identifier and contact information and store, based on the communication, an entry for the patient device in a device database, wherein the entry for the patient device comprises the registration information and the contact information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: CurielHealth, Inc.
    Inventor: Carrie D. Mendoza
  • Patent number: 11023473
    Abstract: A computational search method for retrieving computer information related to a query includes transforming a plurality of candidate answers to candidate answer recurrent binary embedding (RBE) embeddings using a trained RBE model. A query is transformed to a query RBE embedding using the trained RBE model. The query RBE embedding is compared to each candidate answer RBE embedding of a plurality of candidate answer RBE embeddings using a similarity function. The candidate answers are sorted based on the comparisons made using the similarity function, and returning a plurality of the top candidate answers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ying Shan, Jian Jiao, Jie Zhu, Jianchang Mao
  • Patent number: 11017323
    Abstract: A method for improving a profile analysis of an interpretive framework stored in a memory may include producing and displaying visual stimuli on a computerized device to test visual and visual motor responses of an individual subject in response to the displayed visual stimuli. The method may also include classifying and categorizing digitally measured visual and visual motor responses of the individual subject to the displayed visual stimuli. The method may further include continually modifying parameters of the profile analysis of the interpretive framework corresponding to at least one condition based at least in part on an item analysis corresponding to a pattern of performance determined during the classifying and categorizing of the digitally measured visual and visual motor responses of the individual subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Inventors: Karen Sue Silberman, Roxanne Elizabeth Helm-Stevens, Dana Louise Khudaverdyan, John Randy Fall, David Sevak Khudaverdyan
  • Patent number: 11017686
    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: August 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: DESIGNYOURCOURSE.COM, LLC
    Inventor: Philip Weintraub
  • Patent number: 10984672
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: receiving a plurality of transcripts, each transcript corresponding to an interaction between a student and a tutoring agent; identifying conversational patterns within the plurality of transcripts, the identified conversational patterns indicating a level of understanding regarding the interaction between the tutoring agent and the student, wherein the identifying comprises (i) identifying an exchange between the tutoring agent and the student, the exchange comprising a conversational turn by each of the tutoring agent and the student and (ii) classifying each of the conversational turns into a response type; determining, based upon the identified conversational patterns, a possible improvement to the tutoring agent, wherein the possible improvement is determined based upon the classified response types of each of (i) the tutoring agent and (ii) the student; and notifying a developer of the tutoring agent of the identified possible improvement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tejas Indulal Dhamecha, Renuka Sindhgatta, Smitkumar Narotambhai Marvaniya, G. Vinay Shashidhar, Shazia Afzal, Bikram Sengupta
  • Patent number: 10936793
    Abstract: An assessment system may present one or more string interaction problems to each of a plurality of students. Students may provide answers to string interaction problems in the form of string edits that, for example, identify deletions, additions, or revisions to a text string of each respective string interaction problem. The assessment system may normalize each string edit by converting each string edit into a student range edit. Each student range edit defines a replacement text string (which could be an empty text string) to be inserted within a range of reference locations relative to an original text string of the string interaction problem (which likewise could be an empty text string). An assessor may associate feedback objects with student range edits that match or, in some embodiments, are within a predetermined distance of an assessor-defined range edit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: SparxTeq, Inc.
    Inventor: Dan Reed Olsen, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10937330
    Abstract: A method for providing education service based on knowledge units includes generating a curriculum based on a user's achievement for at least one knowledge unit when the curriculum includes at least one problem composed based on the at least one knowledge unit, and providing the at least one problem to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: KNOWRE KOREA INC.
    Inventors: Yong Jae Kim, Seo Joon Kim, Jong Ho Shin, Seung Yun Cho
  • Patent number: 10916101
    Abstract: A method performed by one or more processing devices for conducting a networked contest is provided. The method describes receiving an input from a contestant, extracting a first set of variable rules based on the contestant input, authorizing the contestant for a contest, presenting a media to a consumer, wherein the media is generated by the contestant, receiving an input from the consumer, extracting a second set of variable rules based on the consumer input, responsive to the presented media, receiving a casted vote from the consumer if each of the contestant and the consumer are authorized based on the variable rules sets. A system for conducting a contest is also provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: MSM Holdings Pte.
    Inventors: Adam Wellisch, Joshua Wellisch, Dion Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10904081
    Abstract: Systems herein allow an administrator to efficiently set up user devices for use in a classroom environment. A management server can display a graphical user interface that includes selection options for defining and using carts of user devices. The carts can be selected and assigned to classes. The GUI also allows the administrator to specify which applications a class will use. Based on these selections, the management server can then manage which user devices install which applications, and allocate licenses accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: AIRWATCH, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Jones, Jonathan Spaeth, Adam Rykowski, Nishita Manjunath, Sai Kiran Vudutala, Ramana Malladi, Abhishek Mishra
  • Patent number: 10902321
    Abstract: A method/apparatus/system for generating a request for improvement of a data object in a neural network is described herein. The neural network contains a plurality of data objects each made of an aggregation of content. The data objects of the neural network are interconnected based on one or several skill levels embodied in the content of the data objects via a plurality of connecting vectors. These connecting vectors can be generated and/or modified based on data collected from the iterative transversal of the connecting vectors by one or several users of the neural network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: PEARSON EDUCATION, INC.
    Inventor: Perry M. Spagnola
  • Patent number: 10885530
    Abstract: Techniques relate to managing digital credentials. An operation evaluation system monitors, using sensors configured to detect physical attributes of a user in a physical environment, physical attributes of the user while the user performs a user action in a testing environment. Data corresponding to the physical attributes of the user is transmitted to one or more digital credential generators. A digital credential template associated with at least one of the physical attributes of the user is determined. For the digital credential template, a criteria associated with the digital credential template is retrieved and compared to the physical attributes. Based on the comparison, whether or not the user is eligible to receive a digital credential is determined based on the digital credential template, and, in response to determining that the user is eligible to receive a digital credential based on the digital credential template, a digital credential is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: PEARSON EDUCATION, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Mercury, Jarin Schmidt, E. Clarke Porter, Peter Pascale, Andrew Stockinger, Ronald D. Lancaster, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10885274
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for processing a response to essay prompts that request a narrative response. A data structure associated with a narrative essay is accessed. The essay is analyzed to generate an organization subscore, where the organization subscore is generated using a graph metric by identifying content words in each sentence of the essay and populating a data structure with links between related content words in neighboring sentences, wherein the organization subscore is determined based on the links. The essay is analyzed to generate a development subscore, where the development subscore is generated using a transition metric by accessing a transition cue data store and identifying transition words in the essay, wherein the development subscore is based on a number of words in the essay that match words in the transition cue data store. A narrative quality metric is determined based on the organization subscore and the development subscore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Educational Testing Service
    Inventors: Swapna Somasundaran, Michael Flor, Martin Chodorow, Binod Gyawali, Hillary Molloy, Laura McCulla
  • Patent number: 10872119
    Abstract: Techniques and apparatus for an interactive element presentation process are described. In one embodiment, for example, an apparatus may include a storage device and logic, at least a portion of the logic implemented in circuitry coupled to the storage device. The logic may operate to determine a plurality of user clusters, determine a plurality of queries to prompt for user information, assign each of the plurality of queries: a plurality of priority values and a plurality of response probability, present a set of user queries for presentation to a user interacting with the computer-implemented interface based on the plurality of priority values and the plurality of response probability values for the one of the plurality of user clusters associated the user, receive interaction information associated with user interaction with the computer-implemented platform, and modify the set of user queries based on the interaction information. Other embodiments are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Austin Grant Walters, Jeremy Edward Goodsitt, Fardin Abdi Taghi Abad
  • Patent number: 10867562
    Abstract: A software-based method and system enables the creation and automatic assessment of an image such as a free-body diagram by adding pre-made or user-created components to create the image. The input to the software may be a vectorized entity representation of constituent elements of a user's submitted image, including element properties. A pre-authored correct solution and a grading rubric may be used to compute a grade to be returned to the user as output. The assigned grade can be proportional to the severity of any errors in accordance with the grading rubric. The method and system may also generate feedback to the user indicating where and why grade points were lost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventors: Nathaniel Rossol, Osmar Zaiane
  • Patent number: 10862925
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for providing real-time cybersecurity training. The apparatus for providing real-time cybersecurity training includes a trainee interface unit for communicating with an access device of a trainee who participates in real-time cybersecurity training for a control system, a virtual environment provision unit for providing a virtual environment that includes at least one of a virtual network environment and a virtual system environment corresponding to the real-time cybersecurity training, and a target facility representation unit for displaying the state of a target facility, which is a physical facility that needs to be protected, and the state of a control device of the control system depending on the real-time cybersecurity training.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Kyeong-Ho Kim, Joonsoo Kim, Tae Ghyoon Kim, Moonsu Jang
  • Patent number: 10846639
    Abstract: A system includes one or more server hardware computing devices communicatively coupled to a network. The one or more server hardware computing devices include one or more processors and memory storing specific computer-executable instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the system to receive a first request to calculate a trust score for a user associated with a user account of an online proctored examination platform. The trust score represents results of a risk analysis of the user. The instructions cause the system to obtain internal data of the online proctored examination platform, the internal data describing usage of the online proctored examination platform by the user, perform the risk analysis using at least the internal data to produce the trust score, associate the trust score with the user account, and perform an action based on the trust score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    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: 10839304
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automatic generating of a Bayes net content graph are disclosed herein. The system can include a memory including a mapping matrix. The system can include at least one server. The at least one server can generate a user matrix having n columns and p rows. In some aspects, each of the n columns is associated with a student and each of the p rows is associated with a content item. The at least one server can: store the user matrix in the memory; retrieve the mapping matrix from the memory; iteratively identify prerequisite relationships between the skills identified in the user matrix; generate edges between the skills in the user matrix based on the iteratively identified prerequisite relationships; and orient the edges between the skill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: PEARSON EDUCATION, INC.
    Inventors: James David Corbin, Johann Larusson, David Strong, Todd Fredrich, Timothy Stewart
  • Patent number: 10831989
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the present invention, a system distributes communications and includes at least one processor. The system identifies an answer to a question submitted to the system by a requesting user. A responding user is identified that submitted the identified answer to the system. The system enables the responding user to view the identified answer. In response to receiving a revision to the identified answer from the responding user, one or more users that have viewed the identified answer are determined and notified of the revision to the answer. Embodiments of the present invention further include a method and computer program product for distributing communications in substantially the same manner described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Takahashi, Yoshio Horiuchi, Masahiro Okawa, Yuriko Nishikawa, Kazuto Yamafuji
  • Patent number: 10810898
    Abstract: A method of managing an interaction of a student with a class about a subject, the subject having at least one lesson having at least one topic, the topic having at least one of exposition content, demonstration content and test content, the test content having a query and a scheme for mapping a response to a result, comprising: presenting content to the student and storing the interaction of the student with the content presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: LEARNINGMATE SOLUTIONS PRIVATE LIMITED
    Inventors: Mailarangam Ramani Ganesh Kumar, Shreyasi Roy, Deepak Nadar, Samudra Sen, Prasanna Mohit Bhargava
  • Patent number: 10803255
    Abstract: Natural language processing is enhanced by linguistically extracting intelligence about a user. A history of user queries is analyzed by a natural language classifier to determine various user intents, and these intents are combined to form a user intent profile. The profile includes elements of sentiment, emotion and tone. The profile can be used in various ways including restricting access to documents in a collection, or refining a cognitive analysis of a query. For access restriction, a determination is made that the user intent is inconsistent with a document, and the user is denied access to the document. This determination involves a user intent score which is compared to a score of the document. For cognitive analysis, searching of reference documents is filtered by excluding documents based on the user intent. The searching includes a comparison of meta-data tags of the documents to the user intent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William G. Dubyak, Vijai Gandikota, Palani Sakthi
  • Patent number: 10803766
    Abstract: An example method includes deploying, by a modular training system and on one or more virtual machines in a network, one or more training environments that are configured to execute one or more training exercises; deploying, by the modular training system and for execution by one or more remote host computing systems that are communicatively coupled to the network, one or more software agents that are executed during the one or more training exercises, wherein the one or more software agents are configured to collect parameter data from the one or more remote host computing systems while the one or more trainees perform actions during the training exercise; and receiving, by the modular training system and from the one or more remote host computing system via the network, the parameter data collected by the one or more software agents during execution of the one or more training exercises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: ARCHITECTURE TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew P. Donovan, Tyler J. Mitchell, Dahyun Hollister
  • Patent number: 10803765
    Abstract: A data collection, display, and report generation platform has a first input interface configured to present a learning module comprising a series of questions and answers on a plurality of successive question/answer screens comprising a plurality of radio buttons, at least one of the radio buttons configured to accept both a first input action and a subsequent second input action, each providing a different visual indication. The first and second input action each indicate a different confidence level of a learner's answer. A display dashboard displays a plurality of data visualizations of metrics of misinformation and struggle of plurality of learners based on a plurality of answers collected through the first input interface, and comprises one or more bar graph displays, one or more heat map displays, and one or more sorting tools configured to alter the one or more bar graph displays or one or more heat map displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Knowledge Factor, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Burgin, Nicholas Hjort, Charles J. Smith
  • Patent number: 10783445
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automated content selection and/or distribution are disclosed herein. The system can include a packet selection system including a recommendation engine. The recommendation engine can select a next data packet that can include content for delivery to a user device. The system can include a presentation system including a presenter module. The presenter module can receive an indication of the selected next data packet and send the content for delivery to the user device via an electrical communication. The system can include a response system including a response processor. The response processor can receive a response from the user device, and the response processor can determine whether the received response is a desired response. The system can include a summary model system including model engine, and a messaging bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: PEARSON EDUCATION, INC.
    Inventor: Greg McFall
  • Patent number: 10783440
    Abstract: Methods and systems for analyzing data. The data analysis method includes generating a case data set corresponding to the data analysis request; collecting and storing raw data corresponding to the case data set; generating a knowledge package based on the raw data; generating a knowledge package library based on the knowledge package; and providing the user with the knowledge package library. Also, the case data set includes first selection parameters, and the knowledge package library includes second selection parameters different from the first selection parameters. According to the embodiments of the present disclosure, a deep understanding of business and ecosystem which is previously obtained from big data analysis and insights about data group selection, modeling, and analysis method can be provided, such that a big data analysis can be performed with enhanced efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Yoon Mee Doh, Jae Hak Yu, Kye Seon Lee
  • Patent number: 10785045
    Abstract: A method includes establishing parameters and objectives for a digital communication session (DCS) regarding a topic, where computing devices are targeted to participate in the DCS. The method further includes determining whether a blockchain exists for the topic and, if so, affiliating the DCS with the blockchain. The method further includes obtaining data pertaining to the DCS from one or more of the computing devices. The method further includes generating a summarization of the DCS based on the data and in accordance with the parameters and objectives. The method further includes sending a request to at least some of the computing devices to validate the summarization. When a desired number of the at least some of the computing devices have validated the summarization, a data block regarding the DCS and the summarization is generated and the blockchain is updated to include the data block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Liam S. Harpur, Jonathan Dunne, Kelley Anders, Jeremy R. Fox
  • Patent number: 10771408
    Abstract: A chatbot system and method conversing with other chatbots in place of a user. The chatbot system and method understand the purpose of conversation of a user, select chatbots to which the purpose of the user is to be transferred, converse with the selected chatbots in place of the user, and present the user with a result of conversation undertaken. The chatbot system converses with provider chatbots provided by property and service providers. The chatbot system includes a consumer chatbot that understands a purpose of conversation of a user, converses with the provider chatbots in place of the user, and provides a result of the conversation to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Joon Ho Lim, Hyun Ki Kim, Min Ho Kim, Ji Hee Ryu, Kyung Man Bae, Yong Jin Bae, Ji Hyun Wang, Hyung Jik Lee, Soo Jong Lim, Myung Gil Jang, Mi Ran Choi, Jeong Heo
  • Patent number: 10769571
    Abstract: A system includes a candidate client device including a processor, a camera, and a microphone. The system includes one or more server hardware computing devices communicatively coupled to a network and in communication with the candidate client device. Each of the one or more server hardware computing devices includes at least one processor executing specific computer-executable instructions within a memory that, when executed, cause the one or more server hardware computing devices to receive the sequence of images and the audio data from the candidate client device, extract a first video attribute from the sequence of images, extract a first audio attribute from the audio data, determine that at least one of the first video attribute violates a first video condition and the first audio attribute violates a first audio condition, and prevent the candidate client device from performing a candidate evaluation function using candidate evaluation software application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    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: 10755712
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are described for automated execution of computer software based upon determined empathy of a communication participant. A server captures a digitized voice segment from a remote computing device. The server analyzes vocal cues of the digitized voice segment to generate a voice empathy score. The server converts speech in the digitized voice segment into text and determines empathy keywords in the text to generate a keyword empathy score. The server captures digitized images of the participant's face and analyzes physical expressions of the face to identify emotions and generate a facial empathy score. The server generates an overall empathy confidence score for the communication participant based upon the voice empathy score, the keyword empathy score, and the facial empathy score. The server generates recommended changes for the user based upon the overall empathy confidence score and executes a software application that displays the recommended changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: FMR LLC
    Inventors: Samir Kakkar, Hilary Lex, Neha Dave, Richa Srivastava
  • Patent number: 10754939
    Abstract: A method for authentication based on image location and image analysis, comprises: identifying a request of a user to access a resource; determining a location and view point of a device; selecting, based on the location and the view point, at least one three-dimensional model, geometrically mapping objects around the location; capturing an image at the location by a camera of the device; presenting the image on a display of the device; identifying in the at least one first image a set of objects corresponding to a plurality of user selections made by the user with reference to the image when the image is presented on the display; performing a match between the set of objects and a predefined set of objects in the three-dimensional model using the three-dimensional model and the view point; and authenticating the request based on an outcome of the match.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ariel Farkash, Eitan Hadar, Amnon Ribak
  • Patent number: 10757050
    Abstract: In order to be able to discuss multiple topics separately in an electronic chat session, a request to discuss one or more topics in the electronic chat session is detected. In response to detecting the request to discuss the one or more topics in the electronic chat session, a sub-chat session for each of the one or more topics is created within the electronic chat session. Information associated with the sub-chat sessions is sent to the participants of the electronic chat session. This allows each participant to chat separately on each topic via the separate sub-chat sessions; thus creating an individual transcript for each topic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Gaurav Badge, Ramanujan Kashi, Thirunavukkarasu Arjunan
  • Patent number: 10754865
    Abstract: A method for mining user cyclic patterns comprises steps: S1: a user behavior recording module recording time of behaviors of each user; S2: a user behavior time sequence generation module performing batch processing to the behaviors of each user to generate a time sequence of the behaviors of the user by using day as time granularity; and S3: a user behavior cyclic pattern acquisition module generating time sequence cyclic patterns from the time sequence according to frequent patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: TONGJI UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Changjun Jiang, Chungang Yan, Hongzhong Chen, Zhijun Ding, Bing Xu
  • Patent number: 10692034
    Abstract: Systems and methods for monitoring the operation of a business are described, the methods including the steps of: receiving operational data from a plurality of businesses, the operational data being derived from the businesses use of software programs; calculating at least one individual performance indicator based on the operational data for the business; calculating at least one group performance indicator based on the operational data for a plurality of businesses; and comparing the individual performance indicator with the group performance indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: 9 SPOKES KNOWLEDGE LIMITED
    Inventors: Mark Estall, Adrian Grant
  • Patent number: 10688373
    Abstract: A data collection and display system for use in a combat sport including: i. A trunk protector for a combat sport participant, the trunk protector including: a. protective padding, b. at least one impact sensor, c. at least one microprocessor integral with the protective padding, for collecting and analyzing data from the at least one impact sensor, d. at least one display area, integral with the trunk protector, for displaying information related to the combat sport and combat sport participant; and an energy based method for scoring combat sports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: 2020 Armor, Inc.
    Inventors: William Kyle Sexton, Austin Thomas Jones, Ali Ghafour, Michael Todd Sexton
  • Patent number: 10586161
    Abstract: A mechanism is provided in a data processing system for conducting error analysis for a question answering system. Responsive to the question answering system generating one or more candidate answers for an input question, wherein the one or more candidate answers are determined to be incorrect, the mechanism instantiates a plurality of instances of the question answering system with a modification to each instance. The mechanism provides the input question to each of the plurality of instances of the question answering system. The mechanism analyzes results from the plurality of instances of the question answering system to identify at least one modification that led to improved results. The mechanism presents a graphical output based on the analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John J. Anderson, Kathryn V. Banks, Blake J. Fox, Ravi S. Sinha