Voting Or Election Arrangement Patents (Class 705/12)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10817807
    Abstract: In responsive to receiving a user interaction with a map graphical user interface (GUI) of a client device, the system identifies an origin, and determines a map zoom level and map position based on the interaction. The system identifies and ranks candidate destinations for the origin. The system automatically selects destinations from the ranked candidates for inclusion in the map based on the zoom level and the position. Each selected destination for which a destination location indicator would be obscured in the map by an indicator of a higher ranked destination is automatically determined by the system. The system then deselects each destination for which a location indicator has been determined to be obscured by an indicator of a higher ranked destination, forming a revised set of destinations. The system transmits instructions to display a location indicator for each destination in the revised set to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Rani S. Manoharan, Marcin Z. Brodziak, Jiri Semecky, Alejandro Diaz, Marty R. Gardner, Stefan H. Pharies, Emmet J. Connolly, Konrad Gianno
  • Patent number: 10819880
    Abstract: Provided is a document management system that appropriately performs management of paper documents even in a case where there is a change in the storage conditions and the like of paper documents. A server causes an image forming apparatus to output a management label. A worker enters items necessary for management in this management label, after which the label is attached to a package including paper documents (documents) that is a target of management, and the package is stored in this state. A portable terminal that can capture an image of the management label on the package in a stored state is used. The portable terminal and the image forming apparatus may perform an exchange of data via a network, short distance communication, or the like. This data includes image data (imaging data) acquired by capturing an image of the management label, and storage location information indicating the storage location of the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Tetsuo Tomimatsu
  • Patent number: 10810023
    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 a first dynamic input request with corresponding contextual inputs comprising data characterizing a single dynamic first event of a main task; generating, in response to the first dynamic input request, a dynamic smart interface responding to the contextual inputs; generating, in response to the first dynamic input request, a model comprising a single shared dynamic control load and dynamic data load responding to the contextual inputs; receiving a second dynamic input request comprising data characterizing a single dynamic final event of the main task; triggering, in response to the second dynamic input request, a dynamic process comprising a rule monitor, a smart task generator, and a smart contract; and presenting, to a user in response to the second dynamic input request, dynamic rule options.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventor: Hayssam Hamze
  • Patent number: 10802869
    Abstract: A same voting time, a same vote counting time, and a same leader node tenure is configured by a host for all nodes. Time configuration information including the same configured voting time, the same vote counting time, and the same leader node tenure, is sent to all the nodes. The nodes are operable to vote during the same voting time, count the number of votes during the same vote counting time, and elect a leader node according to a vote counting result. The nodes are enabled to perform periodic node election according to the same leader node tenure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Zhenkun Yang, Jinliang Xiao
  • Patent number: 10795937
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for expressive temporal predictions over semantically-driven time windows are provided herein. A computer-implemented method includes identifying, within a knowledge graph pertaining to a given prediction, a subset of the knowledge graph related to one or more predicted training examples, wherein the subset comprises (i) a set of nodes and (ii) one or more relationships among the set of nodes; determining, for the identified subset, one or more snapshots of the knowledge graph relevant to the given prediction; quantifying a validity window for the one or more predicted training examples, wherein the validity window comprises a temporal bound for prediction validity; and computing a validity window for the given prediction based on the quantified validity window for the one or more predicted training examples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert G. Farrell, Oktie Hassanzadeh, Mohammad Sadoghi Hamedani, Meinolf Sellmann
  • Patent number: 10755349
    Abstract: A payment processing system receives, from merchant computing devices, transaction information of transactions performed between a plurality of merchants and customers. The merchant computing devices may each execute a merchant application that configures the merchant computing devices as point-of-sale (POS) terminals. The payment processing system receives, from a first POS terminal, a request to finance a purchase between a customer and a first merchant. The payment processing system determines financing terms for the purchase from the transaction information received from the merchant computing devices. The payment processing system sends the financing terms, including an approved financed amount and repayment terms for the approved financed amount, to the first POS terminal for presentation to the customer. In response to receiving an indication of acceptance by the customer of the financing terms, the payment processing system transfers the approved financed amount to an account of the first merchant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: SQUARE, INC.
    Inventors: Brian Boates, Adam Jeremy Fern, Andrew Kimball, John Bryan Scott
  • Patent number: 10719766
    Abstract: A computer-implementable method for managing a cognitive graph comprising: receiving data from a plurality of data sources; processing the data from the plurality of data sources, the processing the data from the plurality of data sources identifying a plurality of knowledge elements; and, storing the knowledge elements within the cognitive graph as a collection of knowledge elements, the storing universally representing knowledge obtained from the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Cognitive Scale, Inc.
    Inventor: Hannah R. Lindsley
  • Patent number: 10712929
    Abstract: Systems and methods are for enabling a group of individuals, each using an individual computing device, to collaboratively answer questions or otherwise express a collaborative will/intent in real-time as a unified intelligence. The collaboration system comprises a plurality of computing devices, each of the devices being used by an individual user, each of the computing devices enabling its user to contribute to the emerging real-time group-wise intent. A collaboration server is disclosed that communicates remotely to the plurality of individual computing devices. Herein, a variety of inventive methods are disclosed for interfacing users and calibrating for their variable confidence in a real-time synchronized group-wise experience, and for deriving a convergent group intent from the collective user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Unanimous A. I., Inc.
    Inventor: Louis B. Rosenberg
  • Patent number: 10706357
    Abstract: A computer-implementable method for ingesting information into a cognitive graph comprising: receiving data from a data source; determining whether the data comprises text; processing the data, the processing comprising performing a natural language processing operation on the data, the processing the data identifying a plurality of knowledge elements based upon the natural language processing operation; and, storing at least some of the knowledge elements within the cognitive graph as a collection of knowledge elements, the storing universally representing knowledge obtained from the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Cognitive Scale, Inc.
    Inventor: Hannah R. Lindsley
  • Patent number: 10698500
    Abstract: A method for receiving and responding to user input is provided. The user input may be input via a user interface. The method may include receiving input from a user via the user interface. The method may also include transmitting the input to a response determination module. The response determination module may determine a system response to the input. The method may include displaying the system response to the user via the user interface. The method may include receiving an indication from the user that the system response is less than a predetermined threshold level of responsiveness. The method may include dividing the input into component terms and displaying the component terms on the user interface. The method may include enabling the user to eliminate component terms from the input in order to improve responsiveness of the system response, and receiving a selection of eliminated component terms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Donatus Asumu, Shane Zatezalo
  • Patent number: 10659235
    Abstract: A system sends a request for access to a resource and receives a digital certificate in response to the request. The system simultaneously causes one or more computing devices located in different geographical locations to send a plurality of requests to also access the resource. In response to the plurality of requests, digital certificates are received. The digital certificate is then compared to the plurality of digital certificates received from the plurality of requests sent by the computing devices in different geographical locations. The result of the comparison indicates whether the digital certificate is trustworthy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Aaron Michael Brown
  • Patent number: 10657298
    Abstract: Embodiments include a system for release cycle optimization; the system includes a processor configured to perform a method. The method includes accessing, by a processor, historical data relating to a plurality of software version each having a plurality of attributes; selecting a subset of attributes from the plurality of attributes; receiving a set of data values for each of the subset of attributes from the plurality of attributes; performing one or more simulations of a software development cycle utilizing the set of data values; and obtaining a set of results from the one or more simulations comprising a plurality of predicted field defects values corresponding to each of the set of data values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lukasz G. Cmielowski, Marek Franczyk, Tymoteusz Gedliczka, Andrzej J Wrobel
  • Patent number: 10630736
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that interconnects a plurality of transmission terminals supporting a plurality of communication platforms is provided. The information processing apparatus includes a state detection unit configured to detect a communication state relating to at least one of a communication between the transmission terminals and a communication between at least one of the transmission terminals and the information processing apparatus; a read unit configured to read from a storage unit communication platform determination information associating the plurality of communication platforms with the communication state; and a determination unit configured to determine that a communication platform of the plurality of communication platforms that is registered in the communication platform determination information in association with the communication state that has been detected by the state detection unit is to be used in the communication between the transmission terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Homma, Tatsuya Nagase, Yoichiro Matsuno, Takahiro Asai
  • Patent number: 10614345
    Abstract: An object-extraction method includes generating multiple partition objects based on an electronic document, and receiving a first user selection of a data element via a user interface of a compute device. In response to the first user selection, and using a machine learning model, a first subset of partition objects from the multiple partition objects is detected and displayed via the user interface. A user interaction, via the user interface, with one of the partition objects is detected, and in response, a weight of the machine learning model is modified, to produce a modified machine learning model. A second user selection of the data element is received via the user interface, and in response and using the modified machine learning model, a second subset of partition objects from the multiple partition objects is detected and displayed via the user interface, the second subset different from the first subset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Ernst & Young U.S. LLP
    Inventors: Dan G. Tecuci, Ravi Kiran Reddy Palla, Hamid Reza Motahari Nezhad, Vincent Poon, Nigel Paul Duffy, Joseph Nipko
  • Patent number: 10613522
    Abstract: The preferred embodiments described include methods, systems, and computer readable media for linking data in a multidisciplinary engineering system. One or more multidisciplinary templates are created for a multidisciplinary engineering system. Reusable multidisciplinary templates link engineering objects and parameters between engineering disciplines. The objects and parameters in the template may be linked to one or more disciplines based on role, responsibility, department or other criteria. Changes to the template may be propagated to each discipline affected by the changes. The template may also link data entered at the engineering applications (307) and facilitate workflows and sign-off procedures between applications (307).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Oswin Noetzelmann, Marine Durel, Attila Labas, Victor Robert Hambridge, Andrew Dylla
  • Patent number: 10515418
    Abstract: A method for securely and accurately adjudicating a claim for payout in a risk-sharing pool. The method includes receiving a request for a claim payout from a claimant member participating in a risk-sharing pool along with information regarding the claim. Members of the risk-sharing pool serving as jurors analyze the information and vote to validate or reject the claim. A predetermined number of votes are randomly selected and tallied to determine if the claimant is successful in the request for a claim payout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Besurance Corporation
    Inventor: Karim Lalani
  • Patent number: 10510118
    Abstract: An improved computing architecture for managed-account transactions is presented. In accordance with embodiments, responsive to receiving data indicating elective options for a dividend to be paid by an issuer of an asset included in various investment allocations prescribed by different investment managers, a computing system may generate a ballot comprising the elective options and may communicate the ballot to computing devices associated with the investment managers. Responsive to receiving, from the computing devices, data indicating elections made by the investment managers, via the ballot, indicating how the dividend should be paid for assets invested in accordance with investment strategies generated based on the prescribed allocations, the computing system may store, for each unit of the asset held by a client having funds allocated amongst the strategies, data indicating how the dividend should be paid for the unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventor: Todd Simonds
  • Patent number: 10482524
    Abstract: A server for facilitating commerce via a distributed computing network. The server memory stores an instruction set, customer data, vendor data, venue data, and server data related to a sponsoring entity. A processor is operative to: provide a portion of the vendor data to a first client based upon the client entering a venue, wherein the portion of the vendor data relates to the venue; receive an order for a product of a vendor from the first client, wherein the product is included in the portion of the vendor data; provide the order to a second client of the vendor so the vendor can fill the order; attend to collection of funds in payment for the order from the first customer by using a portion of the customer data; and attend to payment of funds for the order to the vendor by using a portion of the server data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventor: Panos Daskalakis
  • Patent number: 10460242
    Abstract: A system and method for clustering interest for a plurality of participant devices based on open-ended, free-form communication between a plurality of user devices using priority value responses from the plurality of participant devices based on distributed thought objects associated to the open-ended, free-form communication. The system and method using a ratings matrix, comprising a plurality of priority values, that is permutated by assigning participant devices into interest clusters by first suing a strict association method and then increasing cohorts by using a tolerant association method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Fulcrum Management Solutions, Ltd.
    Inventor: Thomas John Procter
  • Patent number: 10438434
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for making one or more decisions in a group decision-making session includes receiving a group initiation input specifying one or more participants to be invited to the session, receiving an input specifying a first prompt along with related first and second options, and receiving, from one or more participants in the session, votes for the first option and/or the second option. It also includes displaying a racetrack that includes a first icon representing the first option, a second icon representing the second option, a number of individual steps, and a first finish line. The first and second icons are displayed on a respective step that corresponds to a number of votes received for the respective first and second option. The first finish line can be adjusted so as to adjust the threshold number of votes needed to determine the winning option for the first prompt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: SUJJEST, LLC
    Inventors: Solomon DeLeon, Jeffrey Cole, Kjell Hansen
  • Patent number: 10410389
    Abstract: Systems and methods for creating a collaborative video campaign. The method comprises receiving, at a server, a plurality of videos from remote contributor image capture devices, then sorting the plurality of videos at the server into separate categories, each corresponding to a shot type. Then, the method may comprise displaying, on a page of an edit creation interface of a computing device, representative images of at least some of the plurality of videos within a plurality of sections, wherein the plurality of sections on the edit creation interface comprise: a first section for at least one of the plurality of videos to be reviewed; and a second section at least one of the plurality of videos that have been selected; and providing a selection tool associated with each representative image that allows a user to select the associated video as suitable for inclusion in the campaign.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Super 6 LLC
    Inventor: Scott McDonald
  • Patent number: 10397056
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Qian Zhong, Aranyak Mehta, Patrick Hummel, Kshipra Uday Bhawalkar, Shaohua Sun, Gagan Aggarwal
  • Patent number: 10356197
    Abstract: Generally discussed herein are systems, devices, and methods for managing content of an information centric network (ICN). A component of an ICN can include a memory including an extended content store that includes content from at least one other component of the ICN, and first attributes of the content, the first attributes including a content popularity value that indicates a number of requests for the content, and processing circuitry to increment the content popularity value in response to a transmission of a first content packet that includes the content, the first content packet transmitted in response to receiving an interest packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Vallabhajosyula S. Somayazulu, Eve M. Schooler, Hassnaa Moustafa, Andrew Stephen Brown, Rath Vannithamby, Srikathyayani Srikanteswara, David John Zage, Ren Wang, Christian Maciocco, David E. Ott, Jeffrey C. Sedayao, David E. Cohen, Sung Lee