Voting Or Election Arrangement Patents (Class 705/12)
  • Patent number: 11475089
    Abstract: Provided are a method for displaying a search page, an apparatus for displaying a search page, a terminal and a storage medium. The method includes: in response to a first preset operation on a search control in a current display interface, switching the current display interface to a search interface and displaying at least one subject of recommended content in the search interface; and in response to a second preset operation on a target subject of recommended content, jumping to a detail page corresponding to the target subject of recommended content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Beijing Microlive Vision Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Xiao Wang
  • Patent number: 11468492
    Abstract: A distributed computing device stores user preference data representing preferences of a user with respect to a portion of a set of items. The distributed computing device randomly samples the user preference data to calculate sampled user preference data. The distributed computing device iteratively executes, in conjunction with additional distributed computing devices connected by a network, a process to determine a consensus result for the sampled user preference data. The consensus result is based on the sampled user preference data and additional sampled user preference data calculated by the additional distributed computing devices and based on preferences of additional users. The distributed computing device determines a recommendation model based on the consensus result, the recommendation model reflecting preferences of the user and additional users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Hypernet Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Allen Chapman, Ivan James Ravlich, Christopher Taylor Hansen, Daniel Maren
  • Patent number: 11443271
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for managing a user request for a transport of good. An embodiment operates by receiving a user request for the transport of the good from a pickup location to a destination location. After receiving the user request, a pickup and destination node is identified from a pre-generated graph of nodes. Subsequently, a transit cost for the pickup location or the destination location is determined. Based on the lowest transit cost, a preferred route among possible routes from the pickup location is generated. Thereafter, a transporter arrival time related to the pickup location and/or an intermediate location is determined based on the preferred route, and a transporter to pick up the good from the pickup location or the intermediate location is assigned and tracked during the transporting of the good.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Airspace Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Rusnak, Calvin Linford
  • Patent number: 11423411
    Abstract: Disclosed methods and systems improve search results by recency boosting customer support content for a customer self-help system associated with one or more financial management systems. The customer self-help system retrieves content relevance from a variety of sources, such as media outlets, taxation agencies and news feeds for the financial management system. The customer self-help system generates content relevance weights from the content relevance data, and applies the content relevance weights to customer support content maintained by the customer self-help system. In response to receiving a search query from a user, the customer self-help system provides relevant portions of customer support content that has been recency boosted (e.g., adjusted by the content relevance weights), to increase the likelihood that the customer support content provided to the user is relevant to the user's search query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventors: Igor A. Podgorny, Benjamin Indyk, Todd Frey Goodyear, Irene F. Ma
  • Patent number: 11409420
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for dynamically modeling a page using dynamic data. One of the methods includes receiving, at a dynamic modeling system, a dynamic input request comprising data characterizing a single dynamic final event of a main task; automatically detecting one or more discrepancies in the single dynamic final event; generating, in response to the one or more discrepancies, a run-time task interface that identifies one or more dynamic options for responding to the one or more discrepancies, comprising: automatically generating a new child task of the main task for addressing the one or more discrepancies; and automatically determining a recipient resource of the new child task; sending, to the recipient resource, data characterizing the run-time task interface; receiving, from the recipient resource, data characterizing the completed child task; and automatically validating one or more fields of the completed child task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Inventor: Hayssam Hamze
  • Patent number: 11411832
    Abstract: Example systems, methods, and apparatus to generate optimized models for Internet of Things device are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a data receiver to collect data from a sensor of an internet of things device based a first sampling frequency and a buffer having a first buffer size; a model trainer to train a model based on the data collected from the sensor; a buffer analyzer to select a second sampling frequency and to reduce the buffer to a second buffer size, the model trainer to update the model based on the second buffer size; and a platform analyzer to: determine a duration of time that that internet of things device will take to analyze sensor data based on the updated model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nilesh Jain, Vui Seng Chua, Fahim Mohammad, Anindya Paul
  • Patent number: 11397931
    Abstract: The W-CONNECTOR (“W-CONNECTOR”) facilitates the enrollment of payment accounts in a consumer's virtual wallet. The consumer may be logged into their payment account issuer's web site and designate one or more payment accounts for enrollment in a virtual wallet. The issuer may then share account, billing and/or other relevant information with the virtual wallet provider to facilitate the enrollment of the designated payment accounts in the virtual wallet. The W-CONNECTOR may also be configured to facilitate the creation and funding of pre-paid accounts in a consumer's virtual wallet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: VISA INTERNATIONAL SERVICE ASSOCIATION
    Inventors: Thomas Purves, Shilpak Mahadkar, Tenni Theurer, Ayman Hammad
  • Patent number: 11386737
    Abstract: A user device transmits a digital representation of a document or contract to a document or contract validation system through one or more channels. The document or contract validation system validates the document or contract before submitting the document or contract to a transaction system as a valid transaction. The digital representation of the document or contract may include one or more sets of parameters that are useful in the validation process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: iCashe, Inc.
    Inventor: Siva G. Narendra
  • Patent number: 11379908
    Abstract: A publishing user identifies a product offered by the user to an online system by providing multiple images of a product viewed at different angles to the online system. The online system applies an identification model to content items obtained from other users to identify the product. From images of the product from the publishing user and content items from other users having at least a threshold confidence of including the product, the online system generates a three-dimensional reconstruction of the product. The online system may subsequently use the three-dimensional reconstruction of the product to display the product to users or to allow other users to identify the product from the online system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Meta Platforms, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Morin, Anuj Madan
  • Patent number: 11361606
    Abstract: There is disclosed an electronic voting system for tamper resistant voting. In some embodiments of a system and/or method for allows a voter to verify that his vote was recorded properly and/or allows public counting of votes by any entity. For example, the system may record information on a distributed ledger that prevents changing of votes. For example, enough data may be available to each voter to check that his vote was recorded properly and/or to substantiate and/or prove if it was not recorded properly. For example, public data may be recorded anonymously such that a third party may be able to access the number of votes, but not the identify of individual voters. Optionally, the individual voter may be supplied a way to substantiate a claim that he voted for either party of the election.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Inventors: Oren Zbeda, Eran Eliyahu Tobul
  • Patent number: 11347822
    Abstract: A computer system processes a query to retrieve credible search results. One or more data sources are searched to retrieve search results pertaining to the query. Analytics are performed on the search results to produce a score for the search results, wherein the score indicates credible information within the search results and the analytics include one or more from a group of natural language processing and emotion analytics. In response to the score indicating a lack of credible information within the search results, the search results are analyzed to determine a consensus within the search results, wherein the consensus indicates credible information within the search results. The credible information of the search results is presented. Embodiments of the present invention further include a method and program product for processing a query to retrieve credible search results in substantially the same manner described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines corporation
    Inventors: Clea Anne Zolotow, James Taggart, Tedrick N. Northway, Arvid Van Essche, Nikhilkumar V. Shah, Leszek Adamiak
  • Patent number: 11341417
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and program for completing a knowledge graph from a plurality of predicates and associated entities, the predicates each providing information on a relationship between a pair of entities, the method comprising the steps of: receiving an input comprising the plurality of predicates and associated entities; searching an axiom database and identifying predicates among the plurality of predicates that are equivalent to one another, or inverses of one another; identifying further predicates that are related to one another, using the axiom database and identified predicates; and embedding the identified predicates and associated entities into a vector space to complete the knowledge graph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Pasquale Minervini, Luca Costabello, Emir Fernando Muñoz Jiménez, Vit Novácek, Pierre-Yves Vandenbussche
  • Patent number: 11308749
    Abstract: Electronic voter registration information from a voting jurisdiction can be received. The electronic voter registration information can be matched to verified identity information for a customer of the financial institution. A vote selection for an election can be accepted at a mobile computer device of the customer. The vote selection can be sent to the financial institution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Joshua Edwards, Michael Mossoba, Abdelkader M'Hamed Benkreira
  • Patent number: 11308565
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method are provided for an online jury research system which enables a multiplicity of end-users to build surrogate jury surveys by way of a communications network, such as the Internet. The online jury research system comprises a survey builder which enables the end-users to upload information for which responses of surrogate jurors are desired and to assemble surrogate jury surveys. The uploaded information may include questions, videotaped opening or closing statements, depositions, exhibits, and graphics. A host site is accessible to the end-users by way of the communications network and provides access to a jury services package. In an embodiment, the survey services package comprises services operated by one or more third-party service providers. The online jury research system provides the surrogate jury survey to selected respondents and then compiles the results for review by the end-users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: DecisionQuest, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip Anthony, Michael Cobo
  • Patent number: 11295626
    Abstract: Certain embodiments may be directed to a system and method for proctoring an exam, and more particularly, for online automated exam proctoring. A method may include checking a test-taker's computing device for compatibility, and for content that provide unauthorized aid to the test-taker during a testing session. The method may also include taking a photo of the test-taker, recording the test-taker by performing a room pan while analyzing the surrounds of the test-taker for unauthorized objects, and validating the identity of the test-taker by way of at least one of presenting challenge questions, obtaining voice biometrics, or obtaining keystroke biometrics. The method may further include recording the test-taker's audio or video and desktop feed, determining if the test-taker is exhibiting questionable behavior, and suspending the testing session if it is determined that the test-taker is exhibiting questionable behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: PROCTORU, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Jaeh, Jarrod Morgan, Andrew Millin
  • Patent number: 11263853
    Abstract: An electronic voting identity authentication system a method employing a voting kiosk is provided for facilitating electronic voting using a three-part voter identity authentication thereby enhancing voter identity authentication and the reduction of voter fraud. The voting kiosk employs a palm vein scanner and a QR code reader that employ a user profile comprising at least a DNA sample, a set of genealogical information and a palm vein scan that are specific to a particular registered voter. Upon arriving at a polling site to vote, the registered voter employs the voting kiosk to capture a palm vein scan that is employed to authenticate the identity of the voter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Inventor: Michael Eugene McKinzy, Sr.
  • Patent number: 11257142
    Abstract: A makeup evaluation computing device obtains a request from a user to initiate a makeup evaluation session. The makeup evaluation computing device initiates the makeup evaluation session without obtaining login credentials from the user and obtains a digital image of a facial region of the user. The makeup evaluation computing device generates a user interface displaying at least one cosmetic product and obtains from the user a selection of cosmetic products among the one or more displayed cosmetic products. The makeup evaluation computing device performs virtual application of the selected cosmetic products on the facial region of the user and stores the selection of cosmetic products. The makeup evaluation computing device generates a makeup session packet comprising the digital image of the facial region of the user and stored selection of cosmetic products. The makeup evaluation computing device transmits the makeup session packet to a cloud server and terminates the makeup evaluation session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: PERFECT MOBILE CORP.
    Inventors: Chun Ming (Jimmy) Yeh, Chia Yu (Nick) TUNG (Dong)
  • Patent number: 11244526
    Abstract: In accordance with one embodiment, an access control system is disclosed. The access control system comprises an access control panel including a touchable surface, a multi-dimensional touch sensor under the touchable surface, and a processor coupled to the multi-dimensional touch sensor. The multi-dimensional touch sensor captures a multi-dimensional motion signal including a micro-motion signal component representing neuro-mechanical micro-motions of a user touching the multi-dimensional touch sensor. The processor performs signal processing of the multi-dimensional motion signal to obtain the micro-motion signal component; and extracts unique values of predetermined features from the micro-motion signal component to form a neuro-fingerprint (NFP) that uniquely identifies the user. The NFP can be used as a gatekeeper to control entry into homes, offices, buildings, or other real properly typically protected by access control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Proprius Technologies S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Martin Zizi, Hugh Sharkey
  • Patent number: 11244329
    Abstract: Metric forecasting techniques in a digital medium environment are described. A time series interval is identified by an analytics system that is exhibited by input usage data. The input usage data describes values of a metric involved in the provision of the digital content by a service provider system. A determination is then made by the analytics system as to whether historical usage data includes the identified time series interval. A forecast model is then selected by the analytics system from a plurality of forecast models based on a result of the determination and the identified time series interval. Forecast data is then generated by a forecast module of the analytics system. The forecast data is configured to predict at least one value of the metric based on the selected forecast model, a result of the determination, and the input usage data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Georgios Theocharous, Trevor H. Paulsen
  • Patent number: 11235224
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product algorithmically analyzes scoring data from a competitive event where the scoring, determined by a plurality of evaluators, is based on subjective criteria. The method receives, and/or determines a scale factor associated with each evaluator. The method adjusts scores awarded by each evaluator, based on respectively corresponding scale factors, to arrive at normalized scores. The method, thereby minimizes influences of biases associated with the evaluators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Natesan Venkateswaran, Jayapreetha Natesan, K. Paul Muller, Brian Robert Prasky, Chunming Lin
  • Patent number: 11170494
    Abstract: Systems and methods include a computer-implemented method for automating product inspection processes. A product is scanned using multiple scans obtained from different angles. A 3D numerical model of the product is generated. The 3D numerical model is compared to 3D product specification models, each numerically defining specifications for a given product in new condition. The 3D numerical model is matched to a matched 3D product specification model. A product type of the product is determined. A report is generated based on comparisons of the 3D numerical model and the matched 3D product specification model. For a new product, the report includes an indication of whether the new product matches design specifications for new products of the product type. For a used product, the report includes an indication of a used condition of the used product relative to a new condition of new products of the product type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Alawi Al Alsayed Nassir, Ossama R. Sehsah
  • Patent number: 11164153
    Abstract: A data management server computer (“server”) and related methods are disclosed to enhance electronic documents or search processes related to skill data, including skill names, using machine learning techniques. The server is programmed to organize skill names from a dictionary into a knowledge graph. The knowledge graph includes nodes that represent the skill names and words of the skill names and edges that represent syntactic or semantic relationships. The server is programmed to respond to skill-related requests using the knowledge graph and track access patterns of the knowledge graph in responding to the requests. The replies to the request can be generated based on the structure or access patterns of the knowledge graph and used as search results or skill-related data, such as resumes or job descriptions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: SKYHIVE TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Sean Hinton, Mohan Reddy, Sergey Bukharov, Yuri Yerastov
  • Patent number: 11157163
    Abstract: Techniques for ensuring fabricability of segmented designs are provided. In some embodiments, a computing system receives a design specification to be used to create a proposed segmented design. Each segment of the proposed segmented design indicates a material within the segment. The proposed segmented design includes segments that indicate at least two different materials. The computing system chooses a segment to touch with a paintbrush pattern for a first material. The computing system updates a set of material statuses for each material based on the chosen segment. The computing system updates a set of touch statuses for each material based on the chosen segment. The choosing and updating actions are repeated until all segments are associated with a material. The computing system generates the proposed segmented design based on the sets of material statuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: X Development LLC
    Inventors: Jesse Lu, Martin Schubert
  • Patent number: 11153326
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method is provided for electronically distributing content in a meeting to a participant of an enterprise. The method includes receiving information related to the meeting, including one or more risk definitions corresponding to one or more sections of the content of the meeting and determining a risk level for the participant. The method also includes comparing the one or more risk definitions of the meeting content with the risk level of the participant and filtering the meeting for the participant based on the comparing. The method further includes causing to present the filtered content personalized to the participant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: FMR LLC
    Inventor: Declan Keane
  • Patent number: 11151677
    Abstract: A prediction system provided with an integrated communications interface may include at least one processor configured to scrape the Internet to identify a currently pending legislative bill and information about legislators slated to vote on the pending bill. The processor may parse the information to determine a tendency position for each legislator. The processor may transmit for display to a system user a virtual whipboard that groups legislators into a plurality of groups based on determined tendency positions. The processor may receive a selected one of the plurality of groups of legislators for a communication interaction based on the determined tendency position of the group and access a legislator database that includes legislative communication addresses of legislative personnel scraped from the Internet and divided into a plurality of legislative function categories and receive from the system user a selection of at least one of the plurality of legislative function categories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: FiscalNote, Inc.
    Inventors: Vladimir Eidelman, Daniel Argyle, Fallon Farmer, Anastasisa Kornilova
  • Patent number: 11144907
    Abstract: Described herein is a service provider computer and corresponding techniques for, in response to receiving a request for a resource from a client device, aggregating resource provider content and presenting that content via a client device. The service provider computer may identify a number of resource provider computers capable of providing the requested resource. In some embodiments, this may involve communicating with a transaction processing network to identify resource provider computers with which the user has previously transacted. The service provider computer may transmit details of the received request to each of the resource provider computers in the identified number of resource provider computers. The service provider computer may then relay a number of received responses to the client device. In some embodiments, the service provider computer may also identify additional context-based content related to the request and provide that context-based content to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: VISA INTERNATIONAL SERVICE ASSOCIATION
    Inventors: Pranjul Singhai, Ashok Babu Mundru, Luong Hoa Ton, Satrajit Ray
  • Patent number: 11138821
    Abstract: Hybrid model electronic voting system and method for enabling individual voters to remotely cast a ballot electronically via inputs to a receiver where a user controls a mechanical system that produces a physical, readable ballot. The voting system comprises a voter interface device communicatively coupled to a data network, the voter interface device including a screen, the voter interface device configured to generate an input command containing a ballot selection; a portal server including a database containing an eligibility list, the portal server communicatively coupled to the data network and configured to connect to the voter interface device over the data network to validate an eligibility of a voter operating the voter interface device by comparing the voter to the eligibility list; a voting machine including a physical marking device and a camera, the voting machine communicatively coupled to the data network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Inventor: Matthew Heuman
  • Patent number: 11127099
    Abstract: A hybrid prediction system may aggregate electronic data to identify and initially predict an outcome of a future event and subsequently update the initial prediction. The system may include at least one processor and a memory. The processor may access data scraped from the Internet. The data may be associated with at least one future event. The processor may further store the scraped data, determine, from the scraped data, an initial prediction of the outcome of the at least one future event, generate, from the scraped data, an initial likelihood indication associated with the initial prediction, and transmit the initial prediction and the initial likelihood indication to a device associated with one or more users. The processor may further receive proprietary information, store the proprietary information, determine, using the scraped data and the proprietary information, a subsequent likelihood indication, and transmit the subsequent likelihood indication to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: FiscalNote, Inc.
    Inventors: Vladimir Eidelman, Brian Grom, Daniel Argyle, Jervis Pinto
  • Patent number: 11109196
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for creation and storage of online community groups is provided. In various implementations, digital communication data is stored representing interactions between users as part of an online community platform. In various implementations, a user of the online community platform indicates the desire to create a group comprising digital accounts which have interacted with the user as indicated by the digital communication data. In various implementations, a digital communication group is created comprising digital accounts specifically chosen by a user of an online community platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: NEXTDOOR, INC.
    Inventors: Tatyana Mamut, Paul Howe
  • Patent number: 11087220
    Abstract: For confidence weighting relationships between complex entities in unstructured data an expressed relationship between a subset of a set of tokens is extracted from a knowledge graph corresponding to the unstructured data. The knowledge graph includes the set of tokens. The tokens in the subset of tokens are related in the expressed relationship by a set of predicates. A number of occurrences of the set of predicates in the unstructured data is determined. A number of occurrences of the expressed relationship in the unstructured data is determined. Using the number of occurrences of the set of predicates and the number of occurrences of the expressed relationship, a confidence value is computed and assigned to the expressed relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ahmed M. A. Nassar, Victoria O. Odeyemi, Eman Omar, Craig M. Trim
  • Patent number: 11088851
    Abstract: There is provided a requestor device for digital signing of a message, comprising: at least one hardware processor executing a code for: transmitting the message for signing thereof, in a single request session over the network to each one of a plurality of validator devices, wherein a beacon device computes and transmits over a network to each one of a plurality of validator devices a signature-data value computed and signed by the beacon device, receiving in a single response session from each one of the plurality of validator devices, a respective partial-open decrypted value computed for the signature-data value and the message, and aggregating the partial-opens decrypted values received from the plurality of validator devices to compute the digital signature of the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: GK8 LTD
    Inventors: Shahar Shamai, Lior Lamesh, Tal Shalti, Matan Orland
  • Patent number: 11088855
    Abstract: A processor-implemented system and method for enabling a relying party device associated with a relying party to verify an identity of a user. The method includes the steps of (i) generating, using a cryptographic processor on a user device associated with the user, a first set of credentials including a public-private key pair associated with the user, (ii) receiving at least one cryptographic challenge from the relying party device associated with the relying party, (iii) verifying at least one of a biometric or a PIN code, (iv) responding to the at least one cryptographic challenge by performing the at least one cryptographic operation on the cryptographic challenge using the user private key to form a result of the at least one cryptographic operation and (v) transmitting the result of the at least one cryptographic operation as a cryptographic challenge response to the relying party device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Workday, Inc.
    Inventors: Prakash Sundaresan, Lionello G. Lunesu, Antoine Cote
  • Patent number: 11087281
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a system for and method of managing a project that includes one or more tasks. In one embodiment the task comprises a first task dependent on a completion of a second task. The system and method allow a user to display the relationship between the tasks and scheduled completion dates. Those in charge of a task can thus be held accountable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Execusoft Corporation
    Inventor: Wei Ching
  • Patent number: 11087251
    Abstract: The techniques herein include an inquiry controller determining whether timing criteria have been met for sending an inquiry to a particular user account. In response to determining that the timing criteria for sending an inquiry to the particular user account is satisfied, the inquiry is sent to and received by a particular user device associated with the particular user account. When a response is received, a response analyzer analyzes it and selects a first follow-up action, with associated first digital content, for the system to perform for the particular user account based on the analysis. The chosen action may include automatically creating a calendar item in a digital calendar associated with the user account, updating a digital task list for the user account, generating and transmitting a second inquiry to the particular user device, and the like. The follow-up action is then performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: ATLASSIAN PTY LTD.
    Inventors: Ryan Peck, Eric Brynsvold, Markus Te Grotenhuis
  • Patent number: 11080959
    Abstract: The present invention is about a Secure Voting System over the internet where a Voting User request to vote over the internet. The request is handled by an Internet Voting Regulator Agency in charge of managing the internet voting by interacting with the Voting User, and using an external independent web server Rhythm Certification Agency to authenticate the voting user, and an Official Voting Agency to officially supervise and record the voting process. The Voting User will be authenticated by means of his/her typing rhythm recorded at computer device of the Voting User, and the analysis of the typing rhythm recorded results with the previous typing rhythm statistics stored at the Rhythm Certification Agency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventor: Carlos Manuel Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 11076043
    Abstract: A system, method and non-transitory computer readable medium for generating a voiceprint for a call participant are disclosed, wherein an audio recording or communication session is received, the quality of the audio recording is analyzed, and if determined to be of sufficient quality, the audio recording is separated into speech for each call participant, which may be further analyzed to generate a voiceprint for each participant. The voiceprint that is generated may be used to identify the participant in other historical recordings or in an active communications session, and upon such an identification, one or more compliance or data protection policies may be applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: RED BOX RECORDERS LIMITED
    Inventors: Simon Jolly, Tony Commander, Kyrylo Zotkin, Liam Gulliver
  • Patent number: 11048741
    Abstract: A bias detection method, system, and computer program product include creating a context of an applicant based on a profile of the applicant and a context of a reviewer based on a profile of the reviewer, predicting a probability of overlapping data points between the applicant and the reviewer, building enriched embeddings for a deep learning model based on the context of the applicant, the context of the reviewer, the overlapping data points, and text from a review and a final decision by the reviewer, and calculating a bias score via a deep learning model run over the enriched embeddings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Celia Cintas, William Ogallo, Aisha Walcott, Sekou Lionel Remy
  • Patent number: 11042594
    Abstract: A computer system and method may be used to generate a product catalog from one or more websites. One or more product pages on the websites may be identified and parsed. Attribute information may be identified in each page. Moreover, one or more automated interactions may be performed to generate page variations and identify attribute values. The attribute information and attribute values may be stored as structured data in a database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Hearst Magazine Media, Inc.
    Inventors: Praveen Sekar, Govind Chandrasekhar, Ramanan Balakrishnan, Srinivasan Kidambi, Vinoth Gopinathan, Varun Sivamani
  • Patent number: 11010369
    Abstract: A blockchain consensus method may comprise: acquiring transaction data; and distributing, according to a preset distribution rule, the transaction data to at least one consensus unit in a consensus unit set, causing the at least one consensus unit to perform consensus processing on the distributed transaction data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: ADVANCED NEW TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Weiming Zhuang
  • Patent number: 11004291
    Abstract: A system for election document processing is disclosed. Image data representative of a scanned election document is matched with a template for processing and consideration of a new elections record. The template defines areas of interest and rules for processing the image data. Data associated with picture elements defining the areas of interest is applied to predetermined validation functions to validate whether the image data includes sufficient information for populating predefined fields and accepting the scanned election document. Additional functions are applied to the image data to compare the image data with information of a voter registration database in order to verify a voter associated with the election document. The scanned election document is further processed for validation sampling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Runbeck Election Services Inc.
    Inventors: William O'Neill, Wei He, Chris Schiffhauer, Don Ingels, John Elder, Steve Prussing, David Siegel, Jon Miller, Joshua Bonebrake
  • Patent number: 10997471
    Abstract: An artefact is received. Features from such artefact are extracted and then populated in a vector. Subsequently, one of a plurality of available dimension reduction techniques are selected. Using the selected dimension reduction technique, the features in the vector are reduced. The vector is then input into a classification model and the score can be provided to a consuming application or process. Related apparatus, systems, techniques and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Cylance Inc.
    Inventors: David N. Beveridge, Hailey Buckingham
  • Patent number: 10958451
    Abstract: An interface element connected to a device and a security die-chip are fabricated in a single package. The security die-chip may provide a security authentication function to the interface element that does not have the security authentication function. The security die-chip may include a physically unclonable function (PUF) to provide a private key, and a hardware security module to perform encryption and decryption using the private key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignees: ICTK Holdings Co., LTD., IUCF-HYU (INDUSTRY-UNIVERSITY COOPERATION FOUNDATION HANYANG UNIVERSITY)
    Inventors: Dong Kyue Kim, Byong Deok Choi, Kwang Hyun Jee
  • Patent number: 10922330
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device including a recommender list obtaining unit obtaining a recommender list in which a recommender of content is associated with an evaluation score of the recommender for on a per-genre basis, a recommended content selecting unit selecting recommended content based on the recommender list, and a sending unit sending the recommended content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kentaro Nakamura, Eiji Kamino, Takeshi Iizuka, Akinori Kamoda
  • Patent number: 10915854
    Abstract: A method and system for considering customized capacity utilization cost in node order fulfillment. The method includes receiving by a customized capacity utilization cost module an electronic record of a current order. The method includes retrieving data of a plurality of nodes and calculating an actual capacity utilization. The method includes automatically converting the actual capacity utilization of each node of the plurality of nodes and a predetermined maximum amount of cost to balance capacity utilization across the plurality of nodes into a customized capacity utilization cost, and transmitting the customized capacity utilization cost to an order fulfillment engine. The method includes receiving by the order fulfillment engine the current order, the processing cost data, and the customized capacity utilization cost. The method includes automatically calculating a fulfillment cost and identifying a node-order assignment with the lowest fulfillment cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ajay A. Deshpande, Saurabh Gupta, Arun Hampapur, Alan J. King, Ali Koc, Yingjie Li, Xuan Liu, Christopher S. Milite, Brian L. Quanz, Chek Keong Tan, Dahai Xing, Xiaobo Zheng
  • Patent number: 10902007
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method including storing or accessing data representing users of first and second divisions, where the data includes first and second sets of records, receiving a query from a member associated with an organization having access privilege to the data, generating, when the query is from a member of the first division, a score that reflects a degree to which parameters of the query are similar to parameters of data representing users of the second division, where the parameters include characteristics of a family that may adopt a child, generating, when the query is from a member of the second division, a score that reflects a degree to which parameters of the query are similar to parameters of data representing users of the first division, where the parameters include characteristics of a child that may be adopted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventor: Lori Barer Ingber
  • Patent number: 10902003
    Abstract: A system, program product, and method for use with an information handling system to detect and resolve faults in a run-time environment. As faults are detected, one or more corresponding general query responses are identified and subject to a ranking based on relevance criteria. At least one modified response is transformed into a command, selectively blended with context, and encoded as a context aware instruction. The instruction is subject to testing with corresponding output being subject to measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jinho Hwang, Anup Kalia, Muhammed Fatih Bulut, Maja Vukovic, Jin Xiao, Rohit Madhukar Khandekar, Raghav Batta
  • Patent number: 10861107
    Abstract: A method, including: at a client terminal of a user of a social network platform: displaying a first network resource published by a first resource publisher; displaying a resource rewarding affordance in association with the first network resource or an identifier of the first resource publisher; detecting user selection of the resource rewarding affordance; and in accordance with a determination that the resource rewarding affordance has been selected while the resource rewarding affordance is displayed in association with the first network resource or the identifier of the first resource publisher, initiating a resource rewarding operation to reward the first resource publisher on the social network platform, wherein the resource rewarding operation transfers reward goods from a social network account of the user to a social network account of the first resource publisher on the social network platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Wen Zha, Kaibin Chen, Changpeng Pan, Dong Huang, Linping Tang, Ge Liang
  • Patent number: 10848476
    Abstract: A mobile voting system and method are provided. The mobile voting system may include a mobile messaging aggregator configured to receive voter verification requests from one or more mobile carriers, and a mobile voter verification server configured to verify a voter's identity in response to a voter verification request and generate a link to a mobile ballot once the voter's identity has been verified. The mobile messaging aggregator may cause the link to the mobile ballot to be transmitted to a mobile device of the voter, which when selected by the voter, allows the voter to cast a vote.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Global Mobile, LLC
    Inventors: Lee Ballinger Durham, III, Scott Hughes
  • Patent number: 10839470
    Abstract: A prediction system provided with an integrated communications interface may include at least one processor configured to scrape the Internet to identify a currently pending legislative bill and information about legislators slated to vote on the pending bill. The processor may parse the information to determine a tendency position for each legislator. The processor may transmit for display to a system user a virtual whipboard that groups legislators into a plurality of groups based on determined tendency positions. The processor may receive a selected one of the plurality of groups of legislators for a communication interaction based on the determined tendency position of the group and access a legislator database that includes legislative communication addresses of legislative personnel scraped from the Internet and divided into a plurality of legislative function categories and receive from the system user a selection of at least one of the plurality of legislative function categories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: FiscalNote, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Grom, Daniel Argyle, John Zoshak, Vladimir Eidelman, Dan Maglasang
  • Patent number: 10831825
    Abstract: For predicting a concept prediction, a processor generates a review job that includes a review question and a corresponding expert concept prediction for an expert media set drawn from a media corpus. The processor generates media reviews from a plurality of reviewers using the review job for the expert media set. The processor extracts media features for the media of the media reviews. The processor trains a review model with the media reviews and corresponding media features. The processor predicts the concept prediction for media of the media corpus using the review model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: ZERF, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Morra, Oded Noy