Resource Planning, Allocation Or Scheduling For A Business Operation Patents (Class 705/7.12)
  • Patent number: 10387553
    Abstract: A tool is provided for document or design code completion. The tool includes a storage element in which common and user-specific unfinished work indicators are stored in first and second databases, respectively, a search element and a processor. The search element is disposed to identify unfinished work in documents by searching for matches of first text within the documents with second text of the common and user-specific work indicators in the first and second databases. The processor is configured to create a third database including the second text and pertinent sections of the documents. The pertinent sections are respectively associated with the second text and verifiably marked as unfinished by natural language processing of the first and second text by the processor. The processor is further configured to update the first and second databases based on results of the natural language processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Susan M. Cox, Janani Janakiraman, Nadiya Kochura, Fang Lu, Daniel Ramirez
  • Patent number: 10389890
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus is to be located in an evacuation shelter, and includes a first determining section and a shifting section. The first determining section determines whether or not to shift the image forming apparatus from a state in which a “specific function” of the image forming apparatus is not usable to a state in which the specific function is usable. The shifting section shifts the image forming apparatus to the state in which the specific function is usable by a user without being restricted by a usage right, according to a determination result of the first determining section. The specific function includes at least one function from among an evacuee function that processes evacuee information, a supply function that processes aid supply information, and a search function that searches the evacuee information and the aid supply information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Yoshitaka Tateyama
  • Patent number: 10387810
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes executing at least one application. The method further includes collecting, at periodic intervals as the least one application executes, an application load of each of the at least one application. In addition, the method includes generating, based at least in part on the collecting, an application-behavior baseline for each of the at least one application. The application-behavior baseline includes a plurality of projected application loads over a future period of time. The application-behavior baseline has a configurable time resolution. The method also includes automatically determining, for a subperiod of the future period, a quantity of compute resources required to manage the at least one application in satisfaction of at least one performance criterion. Moreover, the method includes causing the determined quantity of compute resources to be proactively provisioned to the at least one application in advance of a start of the subperiod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Quest Software Inc.
    Inventors: Israel Kalush, Oren Tibi Solomon
  • Patent number: 10362167
    Abstract: Proximity-based interactions with wallboards and mobile devices create an interactive and effective communication model, efficiently utilizing space and opportunities for communication between a contact center and its agents and supervisors. The system provides a dynamic, proximity-based location service including displays for agents and real-time message capabilities for supervisors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Rodney A. Thomson, Brian J. Reynolds
  • Patent number: 10346484
    Abstract: Systems and methods of the present invention provide for one or more server computers communicatively coupled to a network and configured to: store a plurality of website feature data records including a first record defining a first website feature and a second record defining a second website feature; compare the records to determine whether a tag or metadata element within the records is common to both; If so, insert an affinity data record into the database defining a combination of the two website feature data records; and in response to a request, automatically generate and publish a website comprising the combination of the website features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: GO DADDY OPERATING COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Josh Berk, Justin Tsai, Daniel K. Hardy
  • Patent number: 10336205
    Abstract: A system for charging a vehicle, includes a processing device which is communicatively coupled to a plurality of vehicles and maintains a forward model for modeling vehicle charging data for the plurality of vehicles, and a computing device which, based on the forward model, maintains a charge exchange market which directs a formation of a flash charge mob of vehicles from the plurality of vehicles at an optimal location to exchange charge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian Marshall O'Connell, Rick Allen Hamilton, James Robert Kozloski, Clifford Alan Pickover
  • Patent number: 10339479
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for dynamically aggregating data from disparate sources. A computer implemented method involves initializing a scheduler application to create one or more intermediate tables. The intermediate tables are populated with automatically aggregated data from one or more disparate data sources. The data is governed by business rules in an enterprise system. The method further involves enabling access to a subset of the aggregated data in accordance with a user authorization credential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: James Battle, Krishnamohan Dantam
  • Patent number: 10331807
    Abstract: A method and system for simultaneously performing takeoff of multiple building conditions in a construction project software program is disclosed. The method comprises selecting two or more building conditions and moving a pointer to a construction drawing to select an area to perform takeoff of the multiple building conditions on. Once the area has been selected, the method and system automatically creates one or more live objects on the selected area for each of the selected building conditions and simultaneously quantifies each of the selected building conditions based on the size of the selected area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: ON CENTER SOFTWARE, INC.
    Inventor: Leonard Buzz
  • Patent number: 10325294
    Abstract: A system and method for notifying customers of a retail enterprise of checkout queue activity includes a stored identification code identifying a location in or near a customer entry area to multiple point-of-sale systems grouped together in a brick-and-mortar outlet of the retail enterprise, and customer codes associated in a database with various customers of the retail enterprise, monitoring purchase transaction activity at each of the plurality of point-of-sale systems. An operating state of each of the point-of-sale systems is determined based on the monitored purchase transaction activity thereof. In response to a wirelessly received customer code and identification code, a notification message is wirelessly transmitted to a mobile communication device identified by a matching one of the customer codes in the database if the wirelessly received identification code matches the stored identification code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Meijer, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Pugh, Elmer L. Robinson, Jr., David Scott Pallas, K. Michael Ross
  • Patent number: 10325334
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an automated system for regulating the allocation of resources, or the dissemination of information within a healthcare facility. The automated system includes a context providing system capable of determining the state of a parameter and a facilities management system in communication with the context providing system. An integration protocol is configured to facilitate communication between the context providing system and the facilities management system and the facilities management system allocates resources or disseminates information based upon the value of the parameter provided by the context providing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: HDR ARCHITECTURE, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy E. Koch, Scott R. Winfrey, Von E. Lambert, Diane P. Rock, Denise Bauer Nyberg, Thomas S. Hicks
  • Patent number: 10320701
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for aggregating requests for resources. In one aspect, a method includes receiving a set of requests for computing resources. Each request specifies one or more computing resources and, for each of the one or more computing resources, a quantity of the computing resource requested. A quantity-based provider condition that a request must meet for inclusion in an allocation process is identified. Each received request that fails to meet the quantity-based provider condition is included in a proper subset. Requests in the proper subset of requests are grouped into one or more groups based at least on the quantity of the one or more resources specified by each request of the proper subset and the quantity-based provider condition. A respective combined request is generated for each group of requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Nelson L. Abramson, John Meyer Bossert
  • Patent number: 10311528
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, from a builder, a purchase order (PO) that includes information descriptive of a product to be provided by a vendor in association with construction of a home. A first identifier specific to the builder may be used to identify the product. The method includes determining whether the PO is a configured PO, and generating a first alert when the PO is a non-configured PO. The method includes providing the first alert to the builder and the vendor. When the builder views the alert, the builder may be prompted to configure the PO using builder specific information. When the vendor views the alert, the vendor may be prompted to configure the PO using vendor specific information. Mapping information may provide translation of the builder specific information to the vendor specific information and translation of the vendor specific information to the builder specific information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Hyphen Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Felix Vasquez, Jr., Christopher F. Sugg, Brent B. Beseda
  • Patent number: 10306401
    Abstract: A method includes capturing data with a plurality of network connected sensors installed in or around a premises, storing at least a sampling of the data in an electronic storage device, analyzing the stored data with a processor to automatically identify one or more types of trends or patterns, creating, based on the analysis, a zone definition for a first zone that corresponds to an area of the premises from which data was captured by one or more sensors selected from among the plurality of sensors, and configuring at least one system operating in or around the premises automatically based on the first zone definition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Mark Rajan Malhotra, Aveek Ravishekhar Purohit, Michael Dixon
  • Patent number: 10261000
    Abstract: Systems and methods that enable automated processing of specimens carried on microscope slides are described herein. Aspects of the technology are directed, for example, to automated specimen processing systems and methods for dispensing liquids onto slides. The system can concurrently or sequentially perform lock cycles. Each lock cycle can include lock steps for addressing respective slides to dispense liquid. The lock steps of different lock cycles can be synchronized to prevent any collision between dispensers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: VENTANA MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Wayne A. Showalter, Nathan Smith, Paul Howley
  • Patent number: 10252461
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for driving anomaly detection based on spatio-temporal landscape-specific driving models are provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Priyanka Agrawal, Pankaj Dayama, Amrita Saha, Srikanth G. Tamilselvam
  • Patent number: 10248729
    Abstract: A method of quantifying and qualifying athletic skills and competitive data in a social network implemented on a client computing device having one or more processors and memory for storing one or more programs to be executed by the processors comprising registering a first user with the social network and creating a first user account; establishing a user profile for the first user; searching at least one remote database for at least one of skills, ratings and competition data relating to the first user, and if found, retrieving the at least one of skills data, ratings data and competition data and adding the data to the first user account in a social network database; displaying predetermined information from the first user account on the client computing device; and creating a connection list for the first user that comprises at least one other user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Bari Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan H. Bari, Leslie S. Bari, Abhijeeth Ramesh
  • Patent number: 10228955
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods are provided for preparing an application for execution within an application execution environment and for running an application within an application execution environment. The computer-implemented methods create supplementary information for the application. The supplementary information includes an indication of a service request which is to be performed during execution of the application to obtain information from an application service. The computer-implemented methods retrieve the supplementary information for the application, and execute the application within the application execution environment. The methods perform the service request from the application execution environment independently from the execution of the application based on the supplementary information, and receive a response to the service request from the application service at the application execution environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Pradeep Gohil, Stephen J. Hobson, Anthony P. Papageorgiou
  • Patent number: 10229372
    Abstract: An airline operations system, controller and method reschedules flights affected by a disruption that precludes a planned schedule for the flights. The method includes obtaining data related to a scheduled origination and a scheduled destination for each of a set of passengers scheduled on the flights, generating a passenger connection network of connections between the scheduled origination and the scheduled destination for a subset of the set of passengers, applying at least one criterion to the passenger connection network and rescheduling at least one connecting flight based on the criteria. The system and controller solves a network flow problem to reschedule a subset of connecting flights to have a delayed projected departure time. Resulting output can include the set of delayed flights along with modified projected departure times, a set of flight cancellations and a set of passengers with missed connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Taleris Global LLP
    Inventors: Jon David Petersen, Michael Arguello, Jonathan Mark Dunsdon, Marc Joseph Anderson
  • Patent number: 10229224
    Abstract: The technique relates to a system and method for selecting process element variants in business processes. The technique involves receiving a process element execution request from at least one user. Then, determining a plurality of enterprise dimensions associated with the process element execution request. Thereafter, searching the process element variant corresponding to the plurality of enterprise dimensions in a declarative way based on a predefined dimensional hierarchy. Finally, selecting the process element variant for execution to accomplish the user request. This technique employs a declarative approach which eliminates the need define the variants for all possible combination of enterprise dimensions namely process, events, locations, organizations and data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Infosys Limited
    Inventors: Neeli Basanth Kumar, Manish Kumar
  • Patent number: 10216694
    Abstract: A system and method for customized scheduling of sources, including breaking down a source of content into at least two categories, including posts and engagements, and gathering content related to a specific source. A scheduler handles scheduling of posts and engagement for a single source and entities that are due to be crawled are sent to a scheduling queue, in which each content type for a source can have its own queue. A process points to the correct scheduler queue in order to request content to be crawled, attaches to the proper queue, processes requests, queries the social network for content, parses the response and sends any new data to be saved to the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Stuart Douglas McClune, Michael Gordon Luff
  • Patent number: 10204312
    Abstract: Techniques are provided that produce a risk profile consisting of a risk score and trends of risk scores across devices and sensors in a machine-to-machine (M2M) or Internet of things (IOT) environment. For example, a device is assigned a risk score which is based on baseline factors such as expected network packets between two devices, normal network packets, access to critical devices, authorized access requests from one device to another device, normal communications to a device, and the critical ports of a device; access to and conflicts across physical, logical, and operational systems; historical and current usage of these systems, and anomalies from normal behavior patterns. Techniques encompass risk management by computing a risk score in a timely fashion in accordance with an architecture that enables achieving the required scaling necessitated by the huge number of devices in the machine-to-machine (M2M) or Internet of things (IOT) environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Alert Enterprise, Inc.
    Inventors: Subrat Narendra Singh, Srinivasa Kakkera, Kiu Li, Prathap Sakala
  • Patent number: 10204152
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments illustrate methods and systems for detecting personal life events of users. The method includes training classifiers based on a set of features extracted from each of an annotated first set of social media data. The first set of social media is associated with one or more first categories. Further, the first set of social media data are annotated by one or more crowdworkers based on one or more second categories. The method further includes extracting a second set of social media data of one or more users, associated with the one or more first categories, from the one or more social media platforms. The method further includes categorizing the extracted second set of social media data into the one or more second categories by use of the trained classifiers. The categorization is further utilized to detect the personal life events of the one or more users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: CONDUENT BUSINESS SERVICES, LLC
    Inventor: Saurabh Kataria
  • Patent number: 10204349
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and method for customer segment analysis. The system receives customer transaction data for the generation of segments, including point of sales data and customer identification information. Errors in the data may be resolved. Then, individual customers may be segmented by statistically relevant groups. The segmentation of consumers may be accomplished by comparing data of known customers to known segments. Unknown customers, new customers and point of sales data which is missing customer data may also be segmented via statistical similarity to known segments. Using the customer segments, segment wide point of sale data may be generated. This data may then be aggregated by consumer groups. Consumer groups may include by household or other communal purchasing entity. The aggregated segment data may be validated and transformed for outputting to the optimization system. The price optimization system may the use the segment data for generation of preferred prices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sean McCauley, Paul Algren, Paritosh Desai, Steve Colten, Rob Parkin, Suzanne Valentine, Craig Silverman
  • Patent number: 10162676
    Abstract: A content of a social media data is analyzed. The social media data relates to a workload that is to be located on a node. A location corresponding to the social media data is computed. The social media data is regarded as originating from the location. A set of nodes is selected by computing a social distance objective function, the set of nodes includes the node. Each node in the set of nodes is located within a range of distances specified by the social distance objective function. A first subset of nodes is removed from the set of nodes, where the first subset of nodes fails to satisfy another objective function. In response to a second subset of nodes satisfying the social distance objective function and the other objective function, the node is selected from the second subset and the workload is deployed on the node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Aaron K. Baughman, John S. Cope, Brian M. O'Connell, Michelle Welcks
  • Patent number: 10161752
    Abstract: A method and system of tracking and reporting locations of entity employees, the method for use with at least a first interface device including a display screen, the method comprising the steps of, providing a processor programmed to perform the steps of, storing schedules of entity employees where the schedules indicate scheduled locations of employees during time slots, receiving an indication from a first employee indicating at least a first future time slot, identifying locations of the entity employees during the future time slot, using the schedules of entity employees to generate a location representation indicating the locations of at least a subset of the entity employees during the at least a first future time slot and presenting the location representation via the first interface device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: STEELCASE INC.
    Inventors: Robert Poel, Darrin Sculley
  • Patent number: 10154064
    Abstract: System and computer-implemented method for enabling end-user license enforcement of an application in a hybrid cloud system use data associated with at least one component of a public cloud computing environment of the hybrid cloud system to detect an environment-changing event involving at least one processing entity in the hybrid cloud system. Once the environment-changing event is detected, one or more operating environment identifiers are injected into the processing entity. The injected operating environment identifiers can then be accessed by an application in the processing entity to perform an end-user license check for enforcement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Gaurav Srivastava, Vinay Eswara, Jai Krishna, Jonathan Cook
  • Patent number: 10133716
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a solution for generating a notification relating to editing of a document in a collaborative document editing environment. The method includes: establishing the collaborative document editing environment at least by defining a plurality of users permitted to access the document; monitoring if the document is edited by the at least one user granted the right to edit the document; in response to a detection generating at least one notification representing at least one edit event performed by the at least one user granted the right to edit the document; and transmitting the at least one notification representing the at least one edit event to at least one recipient. Also disclosed is a system implementing the method and a processor-readable non-transitory medium storing processor-executable instructions for executing the method by a processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: DOCUMILL OY
    Inventors: Mika Konnola, Terho Laakso, Rami Hanninen
  • Patent number: 10113878
    Abstract: A transport arrangement system operates to provide a service, which can receive a transport pool request from a rider. The transport pool request can specify a set of parameters, including a pickup location and a drop-off location. A candidate set of transport providers are identified that satisfy one or more criterion, including a criterion of proximity relative to the pickup location. One of the candidate set of drivers is selected to provide a transport pool for the rider. The selection can be based at least in part on determining which individual drivers of the candidate set satisfy one or more constraints, including a first constraint that relate to a predicted trip completion time for the rider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Bin Pan, Hasrat Godil, Brian Tolkin
  • Patent number: 10103953
    Abstract: Approaches for analyzing entity performance are disclosed. A first set of data and a second set of data can be stored in a data structure. This data can be associated with a plurality of interactions, and can be modified to include additional interactions. These interactions can involve consuming entities and provisioning entities. The modified data structure can be queried to retrieve information associated with one or more entities. After information is retrieved, it can be provided to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Allen Chang, Matthew Sills, Katherine Brainard, Rastan Boroujerdi, Ilya Nepomnyashchiy
  • Patent number: 10089891
    Abstract: A system for monitoring scheduled turnaround activities and alerting on time deviation from the scheduled turnaround activities is disclosed. The system includes a ground computing station system, an aircraft on-board system, a cloud, and user interface. The cloud is communicatively coupled to the ground station computing system and the aircraft on-board system. The cloud includes processor and memory. The memory includes an analytics module to obtain actual start and end time stamps associated with scheduled turnaround activities, from touchdown to takeoff of an aircraft, from aircraft on-board systems and a ground station system. The analytics module to determine time deviation of scheduled turnaround activities by analyzing the obtained actual start and end time stamps. The user interface to present each scheduled turnaround activity and determined time deviation of the scheduled turnaround activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: AIRBUS GROUP INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED
    Inventors: Ashutosh Agrawal, Georges Myczkowski, Brendan Clarke, Nicolas Landrin, Lucas Babelaere, Nathalie Willig, Diego Alonso-Tabares
  • Patent number: 10091644
    Abstract: A system and method for implementing capability exposure and a Capability Exposure Platform (CEP) are provided. the method includes: the CEP receive a user capability updating service request of User Equipment (UE), and determines whether to initiate network capability updating service for a user or not according to subscription information of the user and current network capability information; a corresponding user capability updating parameter is generated after determining to initiate the network capability updating service for the user; and a user capability updating request is sent to a Capability Schedule Entity (CSE), the generated user capability updating parameter being carried therein, to cause the CSE to schedule a network resource to meet a network capability requirement of the user according to the user capability updating parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Baoguo Xie, Zhijun Li
  • Patent number: 10083456
    Abstract: A system that provides a provider function is provided. The system defines a structured set of metadata for the provider function. The system further defines a transformation sequence including customizable process logic for the provider function, where the customizable process logic is structured within stages. The system further dynamically generates a runtime process flow for the provider function based on the metadata and the transformation sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ahmad Naser Abdelrahman, Paul Hugh Wilkie Bishop
  • Patent number: 10049333
    Abstract: Provided is a sales clerk operation management apparatus including: an operation contents setter which sets operation contents of each operation executed by the sales clerk; an operation schedule setter which sets the operation schedule relating to each operation set by the operation contents setter; an operation detector which detects that the sales clerk has performed each operation with the set operation contents, based on the image; an execution information generator which generates information relating to the execution situations for each operation condition set in the operation schedule, based on the detected result of the operation detector; and a display information generator which generates and outputs display information showing the information relating to the execution situations for each operation condition generated by the execution information generator to be compared with the operation schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuhiko Iwai
  • Patent number: 10049340
    Abstract: A system, computer program product and method for a global transaction manager in a federated value chain network. The federated value chain network includes a plurality of local networks having shared access to two or more shared databases on a service provider computer over a network via a database router module. The computer program product includes receiving a request for an order for goods or services from a first company in one of the plurality of local networks in the federated value chain network, searching for one or more second companies having matching goods or services over one or more of the plurality of local networks, sourcing the matched one or more second companies, creating a transaction over one or more segments to effect the movement of the good or services, involving one or more third companies, from a source location to a destination location, and managing the handoffs between the relevant first, second and third companies in order to ship the goods or services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: One Network Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Ranjit Notani, Greg Brady
  • Patent number: 10025658
    Abstract: A risk evaluation system includes a storage unit, an operation unit, a calculation unit, a risk evaluation unit and a display unit. The calculation unit calculates first and second factors for use in risk evaluation relating to specific constituent devices on the basis of predetermined information about the specific constituent devices. The risk evaluation unit generates risk evaluation information to be used for displaying a device risk evaluation matrix defined by two axes of the first factor and the second factor and including plot images plotted based on the first and second factors of the specific constituent devices. Further, the risk evaluation unit generates the device risk evaluation information in identifiable displaying mode to allow identification of plot images of specific constituent devices constituting a same process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: TLV Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenta Ihara, Yoshio Miyamae
  • Patent number: 10019000
    Abstract: Structures and protocols are presented for configuring an unmanned aerial device to perform a task, alone or in combination with other entities, or for using data resulting from such a configuration or performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Royce A. Levien, Richard T. Lord, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, Jr., Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10019695
    Abstract: Computerized systems and methods allow a user, in a single set up process, to set up multiple sub-meetings in a compound meeting and have individualized invites sent to the invited individuals. A dynamic, interactive calendar graphic can be used where the user can drag meeting time indicators for each invited individual to desired time slots. Once suitable meeting times are established, the user can cause the invites to be sent electronically to each invitee, and each invite is individualized to the meeting start and stop times for the recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: iCIMS, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Wong, Sanjeev Bhatia, Michael Naman
  • Patent number: 10008101
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method and system for monitoring on route transportations. The method includes obtaining a driving route of a target vehicle; obtaining a reference position on the driving route away from a first current position of the target vehicle; determining a second current position of the target vehicle after a reference time; determining a distance between the second current position and the reference position is greater than a preset distance; and sending a signal to a target terminal indicating that the target vehicle is off-route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: BEIJING DIDI INFINITY TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Beibei Zhang, Xu He, Chao Tang, Zhaoxue Wu
  • Patent number: 9986536
    Abstract: To execute appropriate process when “Time-Switched UL CA” is executed and even when transmission of uplink information using a plurality of CCs has been scheduled in a same TTI. A radio base station eNB according to the present invention includes a UL transmission processing unit 11 configured to transmit uplink information at TTI#n+4 using a CC allocated over a PDCCH to the mobile station UE at TTI#n. The UL transmission processing unit 11 is configured to transmit the uplink information at each of TTIs using only one CC, and when a plurality of CCs is allocated at TTI#n, the UL transmission processing unit 11 is configured to select uplink information to be transmitted at TTI#n+4, based on a priority corresponding to the uplink information to be transmitted using each of the plurality of CCs allocated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Tooru Uchino, Hideaki Takahashi, Yuta Sagae, Kohei Kiyoshima, Kazuaki Takeda
  • Patent number: 9977450
    Abstract: A method includes a resource selection for a control sub-slot of a balance event. The method includes computing availability schedules and creating a priority list of resources. The priority list includes an order in which the resources are added to a sub-group activated in the control sub-slot. The method includes calculating a resource capacity of the sub-group. The method includes receiving an energy target. If the resource capacity is less than the energy target, the method may include adding one of the resources that has a first position on the priority list to the sub-group and calculating an updated resource capacity. The method includes determining whether the updated sub-group resource capacity is greater than or equal to the energy target. If the updated sub-group resource capacity is greater than or equal to the energy target, the method may include communicating a command signal to the resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Jorjeta G. Jetcheva, Maryam Kazerooni
  • Patent number: 9954942
    Abstract: Methods and systems for result aggregation in crowdsourcing are described. In one implementation, a task with a plurality of solution options is provided for workers to respond. Responses for the task are received from multiple workers, where each of the responses includes a worker response confidence value corresponding to one of the plurality of solution options. The worker response confidence value is indicative of confidence of a worker for the one of the plurality of solution options to be correct. A task answer for the task is estimated based on at least the worker response confidence value received from each of the multiple workers. A performance bonus for each of the multiple workers is computed based on the task answer, the worker response confidence value in the response from each worker, and a Proper Scoring Rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: ENTIT SOFTWARE LLC
    Inventors: Prasenjit Dey, Praphul Chandra, Amit Gupta, Kalyanasundaram Arun
  • Patent number: 9946987
    Abstract: A system and method for selecting an optimal policy to be implemented in production support engagement. The system configures a knowledge base including plurality of policies, reference events, and reference scenarios. The plurality of policies is mapped with the plurality of reference scenarios and the plurality of reference events. The plurality of policies is defined in a plurality of layers in a manner that each policy corresponds to a particular layer of the plurality of layers. Relevant policies, out of the plurality of policies, may be selected based on an event received. Simulation may be performed on the relevant policies for identifying first candidate policy. The optimization may be performed on the relevant policies for identifying second candidate policy. The first and second candidate policy indicate the optimal policy to be implemented in the production support engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
    Inventors: Veerendra Kumar Rai, Sanjit Mehta, Praveen Chandak, Ashish Kumar Jha, Abhinay Puvvala
  • Patent number: 9946971
    Abstract: A method for the management of artifacts in knowledge ecosystems is disclosed. The management of artifacts may be performed through the interaction of project participants with a computing device which may display a project repository interface of a software module within a knowledge ecosystem. The method may include the process to retrieve an artifact from a knowledge base to store in the project repository, and the process to store a new artifact in the knowledge base. Moreover, the method may include a process for associating a retention policy, a quality rank and suitable categories and tags to each artifact stored in the knowledge base, which may facilitate the selection of a suitable artifact according to the project requirements. As a result, the method for the management of artifacts may allow leveraging human expertise, saving human efforts, improving decision-making and fostering innovation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
    Inventors: Gopika Kannan, Jennifer Fabrizi, Robert Polkowski
  • Patent number: 9939279
    Abstract: A transport arrangement system operates to provide a service, which can receive a transport pool request from a rider. The transport pool request can specify a set of parameters, including a pickup location and a drop-off location. A candidate set of transport providers are identified that satisfy one or more criterion, including a criterion of proximity relative to the pickup location. One of the candidate set of drivers is selected to provide a transport pool for the rider. The selection can be based at least in part on determining which individual drivers of the candidate set satisfy one or more constraints, including a first constraint that relate to a predicted trip completion time for the rider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Bin Pan, Hasrat Godil, Brian Tolkin
  • Patent number: 9938020
    Abstract: A tail dock anti-collision system for augmenting positioning of an aircraft in a maintenance facility which comprises lateral alignment sensors disposed on opposing sides of the aircraft and a backup tracking sensor directed toward the tail section. A processor, for example a programmable logic controller, is coupled to, and operatively controls, the sensors to provide an indication to a principal guide of the aircraft docking procedure of the relative position of the aircraft with respect to a centerline and platform of the maintenance facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Laser Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Clifford, Neil T. Heeke
  • Patent number: 9925881
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides a bi-directional inverter of a vehicle. The bi-directional inverter may include an alternating current (AC) to direct current (DC) inverter configured to receive AC power from a power grid and generate DC power on a DC bus operatively coupled to a vehicle battery. The bi-directional inverter may also include a DC to AC inverter configured to receive DC power from the DC bus and generate AC power delivered to the power grid. The bi-directional inverter may also include an energy management system operatively coupled to the AC to DC inverter and the DC to AC inverter and configured to selectively operate the bi-directional inverter in a charging mode or a generation mode. Additionally, the bi-directional inverter may include a power line communications (PLC) coupler configured to transfer electronic data between the energy management system and a power plant network through the power grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America, Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America
    Inventor: Jesus Manotas, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9910427
    Abstract: A method, data processing system and computer program product for managing inventory used in a manufacturing operation to manufacture a product. The method includes a processor communicating with at least one database containing manufacturing operation data. Several inventory locations and components are identified within the manufacturing operation data. A current component inventory and space data, historical component usage data and a demand forecast are retrieved. A statistical analysis is performed upon the current component inventory and space data, the historical component usage data and the demand forecast to obtain a target inventory level range for each of the components at each of the inventory locations. An inventory level control chart is generated, based on the statistical analysis, for selected components associated with at least one inventory location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Faisal Aqlan, Warren Boldrin, Sreekanth Ramakrishnan
  • Patent number: 9898638
    Abstract: At least one image captured by an image capture device of a delivery drone can be processed to identify at least one optical marker contained in the image. The optical marker can display at least one machine readable optical label, or alphanumeric characters, indicating a cargo recipient. Responsive to identifying the optical marker, image processing on the image can be performed to generate data corresponding to the machine readable optical label or alphanumeric characters. Whether the data corresponds to an intended cargo recipient of a cargo being carried by the delivery drone can be determined. Responsive to determining that the data corresponding to the machine readable optical label or alphanumeric characters corresponds to the intended cargo recipient of the cargo being carried by the delivery drone, the delivery drone can be initiated to deliver the cargo at a specific location indicated by the optical marker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gregory S. Jones, John S. Pannell
  • Patent number: 9898525
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: a unit configured to compute a service influence degree for each risk factor with respect to each service, on the basis of information which indicates a relation between components which have the risk factors and other components which are influenced by the state of the components, information which denotes characteristics of the respective risk factors, and information which denotes a correspondence between the services and these components; and a unit configured to compute, on the basis of the computed service influence degrees, similarities between specific risk factors and other risk factors, and for generating and outputting a set of component identification information on the basis of the computed similarities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshiharu Maeno
  • Patent number: 9892382
    Abstract: A solution for managing dates is provided, in which a recurrence definition that represents a list of dates using a recurrence rule is automatically identified. The recurrence definition may also include a set of exceptions, which account for variations from a recurring pattern in the list of dates. In one embodiment, an efficiency measure is obtained for each of various proposed recurrence definitions, and a recurrence definition that most efficiently represents the list of dates is identified. In one application, an event management (e.g., calendaring) program automatically identifies an efficient recurrence rule for a list of event occurrences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Andrew D. Record