Scheduling, Planning, Or Task Assignment For A Person Or Group Patents (Class 705/7.13)
  • Patent number: 11562305
    Abstract: Provided is a process including: receiving a tank-nearly-full message indicating that a tank at an oil or gas related facility is or will be ready for a truck to unload and transport fluid accumulating in the tank; in response to the tank-nearly-full message, creating a tank-run record; sending a description of the tank-run to a mobile device of a driver of an oilfield truck; receiving, from the mobile device of the driver of the oilfield truck, a tank-run claimed message indicating that the driver will drive to the oil or gas related facility and transport at least some of the fluid accumulating in the tank; and after the tank-run claimed message, performing steps including: confirming that the tank-run has not yet been claimed; after the confirmation, designating the tank-run as claimed by the driver; and sending confirmation to the mobile device of the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: SitePro, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Phillips, David Bateman, Britt Wuensche, Jordan Kutscherousky, Linlin Zhao
  • Patent number: 11556991
    Abstract: Disclosed in some examples are methods, systems, machine readable mediums that provide a network-based joint investment platform that enforces agreed-upon decision rules on jointly managed investments and provides collaboration and decision-making support tools for joint managers to make decisions about taking actions related to one or more jointly-managed assets. The platform may provide for configuring a plurality of decision rules that identify which managers can take which actions and under what conditions. The joint investment platform may enforce the decision rules by requesting any specified approvals according to the decision rules. Once those rules are satisfied, the joint investment platforms may execute the requested actions. If the required approvals are not obtained, or the rules provide no path to approval, the action may not be executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Joon Maeng, Andrew J. Garner, IV, Brian J. Jacobsen
  • Patent number: 11551325
    Abstract: A computing system can implement pick-up location optimization by receiving trip requests and location data from computing devices of users and determining a specified region in which each requesting user is located. Each region can be associated with a plurality of eligible pickup locations. The computing system can score each of a plurality of eligible pickup locations based, at least in part, on (i) ETAs of vehicles to the pickup locations, and (ii) an amount of reduced time for utilizing each pickup location as opposed to the current location of the requesting user or a pick-up location specified by the requesting user. Based on the scoring, the computing system may then select (i) a trip pickup location to initiate the trip request, and (ii) a selected vehicle from the set of candidate vehicles to service the trip request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Tolkin, Qing Xu, Sami Aref, Peter Ng, Yuhki Yamashita, Siddharth Kar, Nikhil Goel
  • Patent number: 11544654
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to managing user associations with service providers. A status value for an association between a user and a service provider may be provided if a user may be non-compliant with one or more terms of the association. Treatment plans for the user may be determined based on the classification of the user. Response information associated with the user may be generated based on execution of the treatment plans such that the user information may be updated based on the response information. During execution of the treatment plans at each evaluation point, result models may be employed to classify the response information or the updated user information. In response to non-compliance by the user with one or more conditions of a current treatment plan, other treatment plans may be determined and executed based on the updated user information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Symend Inc.
    Inventor: Dean Skelton
  • Patent number: 11537975
    Abstract: An adaptive dispatch method for the delivery of transportable commodities to or from remote storage containers. at least one remote commodity storage container is associated with a container sensor apparatus capable of measuring the current stored volume of commodity within the container. A plurality of mobile delivery systems is each equipped with a delivery sensor apparatus capable of measuring the delivery volume availability within the system, along with the current geolocation of the system. A server, equipped with a database and a monitoring software component and in communication with the sensor apparatus, detects the existence of delivery conditions at remote containers within the system and then selects a mobile delivery system to dispatch commodity delivery to or from such a container based upon available volume and the closest geographic proximity and initiates a communication to use your device associated with the selected mobile delivery system dispatching the delivery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: TATTLE SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventor: Aaron Serhan
  • Patent number: 11540008
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and non-transitory, machine-readable media are disclosed for audio adaption of content items to device operations of an endpoint media device. First observation data corresponding to media device operations associated with a first media device and mapped to first content items may be processed. A first content composite including an adaptable content item may be received. The first content composite may be adapted with a first audio segment. Based on the first observation data, the first audio segment may be selected. The first content composite may be configured with the first audio segment so that the adapted first content composite plays the first audio segment when the adapted first content composite is presented. The adapted first content composite may be output for presentation, where the first endpoint media device or the second endpoint media device performs at least one operation relating to the adapted first content composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: DISH Network L.L.C.
    Inventor: Kate Megan Carney Landow
  • Patent number: 11531943
    Abstract: Techniques to generate a digitally optimized schedule for a construction activity to meet a construction objective(s) of a construction project are disclosed. An artificial intelligence system receives a plurality of input data sets that impact the construction project. Each of the plurality of input data sets is processed to achieve the construction objective(s). The artificial intelligence system processes the plurality of input data sets using a respective ensemble of machine learning models. The artificial intelligence system generates machine learning validated intermediate output data sets corresponding to each of the plurality of input data sets. The artificial intelligence system implements a supervisory machine learning model to generate an optimized schedule for the construction activity based on the machine learning validated intermediate output data sets and the construction objective(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Slate Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Senthil Manickavasgam Kumar
  • Patent number: 11532395
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining one or more measures of interest for optimizing throughput of a catheterization laboratory are provided. A priori medical procedure data relating to a medical procedure to be performed on a patient in a catheterization laboratory is received. One or more measures of interest are predicted based on the received a priori medical procedure data using a trained machine learning model. The one or more measures of interest include an overall time for performing the medical procedure on the patient in the catheterization laboratory. The one or more predicted measures of interest are output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Puneet Sharma, Lucian Mihai Itu, Tiziano Passerini
  • Patent number: 11522731
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to systems, processes and devices for an information delivery platform or data hub with an alert processor that can be configured to receive a request to generate an alert configuration at the data hub, the request indicating a target unit; generate and store an alert rule corresponding to the alert configuration, the alert rule having a trigger and an action; detect an event at the data hub based on a set of data of the data stored at the data hub, the event having event data; convert the event data to an alert trigger at the data hub based on the trigger of the alert rule; generate an alert notification for the alert trigger based on the action of the alert rule; and transmit the alert notification to the target unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: BANK OF MONTREAL
    Inventors: Yishi Liu, Ching Leong Wan
  • Patent number: 11514511
    Abstract: Systems and methods include a computer-implemented method for autonomous bidder solicitation and selection. A pro forma contract defined by a variables matrix of variables is created from a received procurement request. The web is scraped to identify potential bidders based on the variables. Suppliers are registered, including obtaining, through an on-line registration process, supplier registration information including commercial license information and bank account information for each supplier. Supplier registration information of the suppliers is authenticated. Bidders for the contract are selected, including creating a bidder list identifying suppliers who are to be invited to participate in bidding. Solicitations of interest are issued to bidders identified in the bidder list, the solicitations of interest including a statement of work. Bidding parties are evaluated to identify qualified bidders. A winning bidder is selected from the bidding parties. A final contract is created for the winning bidder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Mazen Al-Sinan, Zainab Abdulla Aljaroudi
  • Patent number: 11514456
    Abstract: Intraday alert volume adjustment based on risk parameters is disclosed. A set of alerts associated with user transactions can be displayed to one or more human reviewers for processing. The set of alerts can be analyzed to determine whether or not the volume of alerts exceeds a threshold capacity level, which is based on a number of human reviewers available to process alerts. If the volume of alerts exceeds the threshold capacity level, alerts in the set of alerts can be prioritized based on risk in descending order and displayed to the human reviewers. In one instance, alerts below a threshold can be hidden from view of the human reviewers and optionally automatically approved. Further, prioritization can be performed dynamically as new alerts are added to the set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Christopher P. Smith, David J. Dietrich
  • Patent number: 11507916
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining an aircraft flightline delivery schedule are disclosed. In one embodiment a method includes receiving a set of milestones for delivery of the plurality of aircraft, receiving a set of costs for set of milestones, receiving a set of scheduling constraints, generating a network flow chart for each aircraft in the plurality of aircraft, the network flow chart having an order of milestones for delivery of the aircraft, determining a cost of delivery for each aircraft in the plurality of aircraft based on the network flow chart and the set of costs for the milestones, determining the aircraft flight line delivery schedule for delivery of the plurality of aircraft based on reducing a total cost for delivery of the plurality of aircraft, and outputting the determined aircraft flight line delivery schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Shabnam Khamooshi, Sharon F. Arroyo, Wallace C. O'Rear
  • Patent number: 11508000
    Abstract: A number of embodiments can include a system. The system can include one or more processors and one or more non-transitory computer-readable storage devices storing computing instructions. The computing instructions can be configured to run on the one or more processors and perform: receiving a request for a picked order that can comprise: a conveyance type; and one or more goods; estimating a fulfillment time interval to make ready the one or more goods of the picked order by: evaluating whether the picked order is able to be batched in a picked order batch; and when the picked order is able to be batched, evaluating the conveyance type to determine a conveyance type average fulfilment time interval; determining, using the fulfillment time interval, as estimated, and the conveyance type average fulfilment time interval, a receivable clock time at which to promise the one or more goods for receipt by a receiver; and communicating the receivable clock time to an electronic device of the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Pratosh Deepak Rajkhowa, Ameya Ajay Shendre, Pavan Kumar Raichur Rajoli, Shekhar Gupta, Vidyanand Krishnan
  • Patent number: 11507896
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media for carpool dual-pricing in ridesharing are provided. An exemplary method comprises: obtaining a machine-learning model trained to generate a probability for a carpool request from a rider to convert to a trip based at least on a pair of price adjustment multipliers applied to the carpool request; determining one or more Key Performance Indicator (KPI) models based on the machine-learning model; constructing an optimization model based on the KPI models, the optimization model comprising a plurality of pairs of price adjustment multipliers as decision variables; and determining optimal values of the plurality of pairs of price adjustment multipliers for the plurality of pricing units by solving the optimization model based on a plurality of historical carpool requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Beijing DiDi Infinity Technology and Development Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bo Tan, Yanyi He
  • Patent number: 11488241
    Abstract: A system for rental of vehicles stores reservation information for a customer reservation of a rental vehicle, including a scheduled pickup time and pickup location for the rental vehicle. The system receives information from the customer's a mobile device, including image information and location information. When the customer arrives at the rental pickup location, the system prompts the customer to use the mobile device to capture and upload an image of the customer's driver's license, a current image of the customer, and location information for confirming that the customer image was captured at the rental pickup location. The system displays the uploaded driver's license image, the uploaded customer image and the stored reservation information to an operator to verify the identity of the customer before the customer is approved to pick up the rental vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: U-HAUL INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Edward J. Shoen, Arthur Scott Tonan, John Samuel Wathen
  • Patent number: 11475389
    Abstract: A method and system for generating an audit report is described. Structured data that represents a prior performance of a business process is received at a processor from a staging database configured to receive raw data from a plurality of distinct data sources. Test control functions are selected by the processor from a plurality of predetermined test control functions. The plurality of predetermined test control functions are configured to read structured data from the staging database and to process the structured data to determine whether business processes have been properly performed. The selected one or more test control functions are executed by the processor to determine whether the business process has been properly performed using the received structured data. The audit report is generated by the processor to include the determination by the selected one or more test control functions of whether the business process has been properly performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Grant Thornton LLP
    Inventors: Gregory Haberer, Wes Luckock, Ethan Rojhani
  • Patent number: 11477042
    Abstract: A management layer for electronic or virtual meeting tools is configured to automatically manage a virtual meeting environment established between computing devices using time based controls, data collection, and feedback mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Zachary A. Silverstein, Barton Wayne Emanuel, Su Liu, Jeremy R. Fox
  • Patent number: 11449811
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and a computer program product for consulting a technician on one or more appropriate articles based on a digital twin associated with a physical asset is provided. The present invention may include assigning a technician to a job associated with the physical asset. The present invention may then include associating the digital twin with the physical asset. The present invention may also include matching one or more digital twin resources from a digital twin repository. The present invention may then include identifying a piece of relevant data from the matched one or more digital twin resources to the job associated with the physical asset. The present invention may further include identifying the one or more appropriate articles for the assigned technician to utilize to perform the job associated with the physical asset from the identified piece of relevant data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph G. Berti, Lisa Seacat DeLuca
  • Patent number: 11450115
    Abstract: A computer system is provided. The computer system includes a memory and at least one processor coupled to the memory and configured to provide office safety controls. The at least one processor is further configured to perform computer vision analysis on an image of a shared resource to determine safety related conditions associated with the shared resource, the safety related conditions including a count of people using the shared resource and timing of the use of the shared resource, and update analytics associated with the shared resource based on the determined safety related conditions. The at least one processor is further configured to maintain a notification subscription associated with a user, the notification subscription including user specified safety parameters related to the shared resource, and generate a notification regarding the shared resource, the generation based on a comparison of the updated analytics and the user specified safety parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Manbinder Pal Singh
  • Patent number: 11449298
    Abstract: A vehicle information display system includes a digital license plate attachable to a vehicle and having a display able to present electronically readable visual information. This electronically readable visual information is usable to facilitate provision of services, including but not limited to vehicle rental or providing vehicle access to authorized service providers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Inventors: Dean Batten, Prashant Dubal
  • Patent number: 11444898
    Abstract: A computing device and computer-implemented method to provide user-control short message service (SMS). The method begins with accessing, by a server, data in a third-party format from a third-party server. The server and the third-party server are controlled by different business entities. Next, the data in the third-party format is filtered, which has been accessed according to user preferences, the user preferences including a mobile device identifier. Next, the data in the third-party format is converted which as specified by the user preferences into a format compatible with the SMS protocol or an instant message for receipt by a messaging app. Finally, the data is sent in which has been converted into the SMS format or instant message to the mobile device as specified by the mobile device identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Lazy Texts, LLC
    Inventor: Charles Levine
  • Patent number: 11435198
    Abstract: This application relates to a method for establishing a finalized route for transporting passengers throughout a region to an event, is described. The method includes determining a tentative route for transporting the passengers to the event, where determining the tentative route includes: determining event information for the event that is scheduled to occur in the region, where the event information includes at least one of (i) a time associated with the event or (ii) a location associated with the event. The method further includes determining the finalized route for transporting the passengers to the event by adjusting the tentative route, where adjusting the tentative route includes at least one of (i) determining a change in status of the tentative route or (ii) determining a geographical condition associated with the region. The method further includes publishing the finalized route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Skylark Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Amit Kolambekar, Bhavin B. Parikh
  • Patent number: 11436936
    Abstract: A network device receives first signaling from a first parent device that assigns a first task for completion by a first child, and includes a first task allotment designated by the parent for the first child's completion of the first task. The network device receives second signaling, from a first child device, indicating that the first child has completed the first task. The network device sends third signaling to the first parent device requesting approval of the completion of the first task, and receives, responsive to the third signaling, an indicator of an approval, or a rejection, from the first parent device. The network device initiates provision of the first task allotment to the first child based on receipt of the indicator of approval from the first parent device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Ritika Singh, Suresh Venkateswaran, Praveen Atreya, Manian Krishnamoorthy, Ananth Kamalesan, Jose Gomez
  • Patent number: 11436417
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and computer readable media are described herein for allowing a first user to interface with an automated assistant to assign tasks to additional user(s), and/or for causing notification(s) of the assigned task to be rendered to the additional user(s) via corresponding automated assistant interface(s). In various implementations, one or more criteria can be utilized in selecting a group of client device(s), linked to the additional user, via which to provide the notification(s) for the task assigned to the additional user. Also, in various implementations condition(s) for providing the notification(s) for the task can be determined, and the notification(s) provided based on determining satisfaction of the condition(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Ibrahim Badr, Yariv Adan, Hugo Santos, Shikha Kapoor, Karthik Nagaraj, Glenn Wilson, Arwa Rangwala, Leo Deegan, Peter Krogh
  • Patent number: 11432170
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, detecting an interruption of a supply of operating power to a cell site of a cellular communication network, estimating an estimated time to restoration (ETR) of the supply of operating power to the cell site, wherein the estimating is based on information of an operator of the cellular communication network, determining, based in part on the ETR, to dispatch a portable generator to the cell site to provide a new supply of operating power to the cell site, and initiating a communication to dispatch the portable generator. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Osinski, Mark Brisbay, Zihui Ge, He Yan, Shuai Hao, Hector Perez, Gavin Anderson, Jason Tipton
  • Patent number: 11423347
    Abstract: A business analytics conversational tool comprising: a device comprising a communication channel, a natural language processor (NLP), a fulfillment application program interface (F-API), a database application program interface (D-API), and a business management database; wherein: the NLP receives a user-input from a user through the communication channel; the NLP deduces an intent of the user-input; the NLP communicates the intent to the F-API; the F-API communicates a request for data associated with the intent to the database via the D-API; the D-API communicates the data associated with the intent to the F-API; the F-API converts the data associated with the intent to conversational form and sends the conversational form for voice output through the communication channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: KINAXIS INC.
    Inventors: Olivia Margot Perryman, Drew Blackmore, Marcio Oliveira Almeida
  • Patent number: 11416835
    Abstract: An autonomous enterprise bot observes video, audio, and operational real-time data for an enterprise. The real-time data is processed and a predicted activity needed for the enterprise is determined. The bot proactively communicates the predicted activity to a staff member of the enterprise for performing actions associated with the predicted activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew David Monaghan
  • Patent number: 11410102
    Abstract: A dynamic resource allocation engine which can assist in automating activities and processes within an organization. More specifically, the concepts disclosed herein can reduce operational costs by eliminating unnecessary devices, processes, and/or personnel, while also providing an efficient mechanism for testing the effects of new resources on the entire system. This is done by first combining data associated with devices, processes, and personnel, in a common (normalized) data format. This combination represents a simulation of the business or enterprise associated with the data, and can be referred to as a “resource allocation engine.” The resource allocation engine provides information about how resources are being used within the organization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: John J. O'Brien, Brian McHale, Donald R. High, Muhenned Abdulsahib
  • Patent number: 11403683
    Abstract: A transport arrangement system operates to receive a transport request from a user, and to make a selection of a vehicle type for the user based at least in part on a set of criteria associated with the transport request or user information. For example, the determination of whether an autonomous vehicle is to be provided can be based at least in part on the destination specified with the transport request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: UBER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: William Ross, John Bares, David LaRose, Matthew Sweeney
  • Patent number: 11403572
    Abstract: A system and method for requesting service providers in real time. The system comprises a service request server and at least one database. The service request server is configured to enable a requestor such as customer to provide a request for service. The request includes type of service required and location where service is required. The server is further configured to display approved, authentic and qualified service providers matching the request provided by the requestor, within a particular area defined by the requestor. The server is further configured to provide a notification of the request to the service provider to accept or deny the request. The server is further configured to connect the service provider and the requestor on acceptance of the request. The server is further configured to process invoice on completion of service by the service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventor: Mian Ahmed
  • Patent number: 11392870
    Abstract: Estimating maintenance for a storage system includes accessing a model that outputs time and materials estimates based on input configuration data, providing configuration data of the storage system to the model, and obtaining an estimate of maintenance time and materials based on the configuration data provided to the model. The model may be provided by a neural network, which may be a self-organized map. Weights of neurons of the self-organized map may be initialized randomly. The model may be initially configured using training data that may include an I/O load of the storage system, memory size of the storage system, a drive count of the storage system, and/or size and parameter information corresponding to hardware being added for the maintenance operation. The training data may include actual time and materials for prior storage system maintenance operations used for the training data. The model may be provided on the storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Hagit Brit-Artzi, Malak Alshawabkeh, Arieh Don
  • Patent number: 11381726
    Abstract: Systems, methods and non-transitory computer readable media for generating tasks from images of construction sites are provided. For example, image data captured from a construction site using at least one image sensor may be obtained. The image data may be analyzed to determine at least one desired task related to the construction site and to determine at least one parameter of the at least one desired task. The determined at least one parameter of the at least one desired task to provide information configured to cause the performance of the at least one desired task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: CONSTRU LTD
    Inventor: Ron Zass
  • Patent number: 11373124
    Abstract: Systems and methods may include a cloud computing system configured to execute instructions to generate a planning console accessible from an instance provided on a client network, wherein the planning console includes a semi-automated scheduling mode and a project with a plurality of project tasks that include a predecessor task with a planned timing, and wherein executing the instructions includes determining at least one dependency relationship between the predecessor task and at least one successor task, identifying a timing difference between the planned timing and an actual timing of the predecessor task, and generating an one or more user-selectable interaction points, in the semi-automated scheduling mode, to automatically update the project such that the at least one successor task is modified based on the actual timing of the at least one predecessor task and interaction with a second interaction point causes the project to remain the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: ServiceNow, Inc.
    Inventors: Bhuvaneshwari Chandrasekharan, Nitin Lahanu Hase, Pradeep Bansal, Balaji Cuttackam, Tarun Murala
  • Patent number: 11366681
    Abstract: A request to perform a workflow is received. A first instance is caused to be instantiated to perform a first portion of the workflow. First information and a handle associated with a second snapshot is received from the first instance. The first information is processed to produce a first result. A second instance is caused to be instantiated based on the handle to perform a second portion of the workflow. Second information is received from the second instance. The second information is processed to produce a second result, and an operation is performed dependent at least on the first result or the second result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Nicholas Liguori, Douglas Stewart Laurence
  • Patent number: 11354158
    Abstract: Novel techniques are described for platooning of computational resources in automated vehicle networks. An on-board computational processor of an automated vehicle typically performs a large number of computational tasks, and some of those computational tasks can be computationally intensive. Some such tasks, referred to as platoonable tasks herein, are well-suited for parallel processing by multiple processors. Embodiments can detect one or more on-board computational processors in one or more automated vehicles that are likely, during the time window in which the platoonable task will be executed, to have available computational resources and to be traveling along respective paths that are close enough to each other to allow for ad hoc network communications to be established between the processors. In response to detecting such cases, embodiments can schedule and instruct shared execution of the platoonable tasks by the multiple processors via the ad hoc network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: DISH Network L.L.C.
    Inventor: Jeff McSchooler
  • Patent number: 11343294
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an extraction unit that extracts a worker who participates in cooperative work and has performed work regarding remaining work along with a person in charge of the remaining work in a case where the person in charge of the remaining work in the cooperative work does not participate in the cooperative work, and a request unit that requests the worker extracted by the extraction unit to be in charge of the remaining work.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Yuji Kazama, Yasuhiro Ishitobi
  • Patent number: 11341144
    Abstract: A system for and a method of using user-entered information to return more meaningful information in response to Internet search queries are disclosed. A method in accordance with the disclosed subject matter comprises managing a database in response to multiple user inputs and displaying search results from the database in response to a search query. The search results include a results list and supplemental data related to the search query. Managing the database includes, among other things, re-ranking elements in the results list, storing information related to relevancies of elements in the results list, blocking a link in the results list, storing links to documents related to the search query, or any combination of these. The supplemental data include descriptions of or indices to one or more concepts related to the search query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Pinterest, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Tanne, Yunshan Lu, Bruce D. Karsh
  • Patent number: 11332160
    Abstract: An on-demand predefined route automated driving vehicle comprising a vehicle-mounted controller configured to cause the vehicle to run toward a planned riding location such that the vehicle automatically runs along a predefined route which is determined in advance and in a runnable area. The vehicle-mounted controller communicates with an on-demand predefined route automated driving vehicle fleet controller. Based on route information and an in-advance vehicle dispatch command signal received from the vehicle fleet controller, the vehicle-mounted controller controls the vehicle so that the vehicle runs toward an anticipated riding location based on the in-advance vehicle dispatch command signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hokuto Fujii, Hitoshi Watanabe, Makoto Yoshida
  • Patent number: 11325615
    Abstract: An on-demand predefined route automated driving vehicle automatically travels, regardless of whether a passenger is on board, along a annular-connecting predefined route which has a annular predefined route and a connecting predefined route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hokuto Fujii, Hitoshi Watanabe, Makoto Yoshida
  • Patent number: 11321657
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure disclose a method for remotely managing a cleaning quality for an indoor location being cleaned. The method includes accessing a training dataset including a plurality of plot points and associated signal strengths of a predefined signal received from a fixed network device, where at least one plot point is preselected based on a predefined cleaning attribute associated with a physical spot corresponding to the at least one plot point; receiving the predefined signal at a position in the indoor location from the fixed network device, where the received signal has a second signal strength and the position is determined proximate to the plot point based on the second signal strength and each of the signal strengths; and calculating a cumulative duration spent at the determined position based on a predefined cleaning schedule to assess the cleaning quality for the physical spot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Anram Holdings
    Inventors: Prakash Valentino Ramanand, Manjinder Singh Dhillon, Pratik Jitendrakumar Shah, Christopher William Ramanand
  • Patent number: 11316978
    Abstract: Techniques for behavioral pairing in a contact center system are disclosed. In one particular embodiment, the techniques may be realized as a method for pairing in a contact center including ordering one or more contacts, ordering one or more agents, comparing a first difference in ordering between a first contact and a first agent in a first pair with a second difference in ordering between a second contact and a second agent in a second pair, and selecting the first pair or the second pair for connection based on the comparing, wherein the first contact and the second contact are different or the first agent and the second agent are different.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Afiniti, Ltd.
    Inventor: Zia Chishti
  • Patent number: 11302346
    Abstract: A computer based system and method for automatically detecting frustration in an interaction, may include: identifying in the interaction using a set of linguistic rules, natural language patterns related to frustration, wherein the linguistic rules further define weights associated with the natural language patterns and rule metadata; reviewing the rule metadata associated with the identified natural language patterns to identify override attributes, wherein if the rule metadata does not include override attributes, then a frustration level in the interaction is determined based on the identified natural language patterns and weights associated with the identified natural language patterns; and if the rule metadata includes override attributes than the frustration level is determined based on the identified override attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: NICE LTD.
    Inventors: Jessica Perri, Amelie Stephan, Julia Laski, Mark Schmelzenbach, Sara Olson, Shaun Matthews
  • Patent number: 11295564
    Abstract: A key information management device includes an information processing device. The information processing device is configured to deliver key information to a mobile terminal as the mobile terminal transmits a predetermined transmission signal toward a vehicle. The key information is information for unlocking the vehicle, starting the vehicle, or unlocking and starting the vehicle. The information processing device is configured to register permission for a user of the vehicle to use a predetermined service using the vehicle. The permission is permission to cause the information processing device to deliver the key information to a mobile terminal of a third party concerned with the predetermined service, other than the user of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masato Endo, Yuichiro Haruna, Masaki Oshima
  • Patent number: 11295328
    Abstract: Examples for a prospect assessment system are provided. The system may receive a query from a user and obtain prospect data from a plurality of data sources. The system may create a plurality of prospect clusters. The system may determine a cluster significance value. The system may determine a prospect churn value. The system may determine a set of significant prospect clusters from among the plurality of prospect clusters having the cluster significance value and the prospect churn value above a threshold value. The system may determine a prospect pattern matrix including a plurality of patterns from the set of significant prospect clusters. The system may identify a set of products for each of the plurality of patterns. The system may determine a prospect profile for each of the plurality of patterns. The system may generate a prospect assessment result based on the prospect profile for the resolution of the query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: ACCENTURE GLOBAL SOLUTIONS LIMITED
    Inventors: Vinay Avinash Dorle, Manu Khanna, Santosh Kumar Soni, Lokesh Dharmane, Theerthala Siva Rama Sarma, Vikash Choudhary, Shivam Mathur
  • Patent number: 11295400
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for performing tasks associated with a construction project. The technique includes transmitting to a worker, via a mobile computing device worn by the worker, a first instruction related to performing a first task included in a plurality of tasks associated with a construction project, and transmitting to a light-emitting device a command to provide a visual indicator to the worker that facilitates performing the first task, based on an input received from the mobile computing device, determining that the worker has completed the first task of the construction project, selecting, from a database that tracks eligibility of each of the plurality of tasks, a second task included in the plurality of tasks that the worker is eligible to perform, and transmitting to the worker, via the mobile computing device, a second instruction related to performing the second task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: AUTODESK, INC.
    Inventors: Tovi Grossman, George Fitzmaurice, Anderson Nogueira, Nick Beirne, Justin Frank Matejka, Danil Nagy, Steven Li, Benjamin LaFreniere, Heather Kerrick, Thomas White, Fraser Anderson, Evan Atherton, David Thomasson, Arthur Harsuvanakit, Maurice Ugo Conti
  • Patent number: 11295230
    Abstract: Embodiments for learning personalized actionable domain models by a processor. A domain model may be generated according to a plurality of actions, extracted from one or more online data sources, of a plurality of cluster representatives. The plurality of actions achieve a goal. A hierarchical action model may be generated based on probabilities of the domain model and the plurality of actions. The hierarchical action model comprises a sequence of actions of the plurality of actions for achieving the goal. The hierarchical action model may be personalized by filtering to a selected set of actions according to weighted actions of the plurality of actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lydia Manikonda, Shirin Sohrabi Araghi, Biplav Srivastava, Kartik Talamadupula
  • Patent number: 11288603
    Abstract: System for optimal matching of ride sharing requests. A trip request manager receives trip requests from patrons and a shareability network is established. The system checks to see whether certain parameters related to ride-sharing delays are less than or equal to other parameters to decide whether trips are shareable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Carlo Filippo Ratti, Paolo Santi
  • Patent number: 11282118
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, method, and device embodiments for implementing an order management graphical user interface (GUI). An application service may monitor completion of a workflow associated with a purchase order, generate a GUI layout associated with the purchase order, the GUI layout including a graphical workflow frame dimensioned to present a predicted amount of graphical representations associated with the workflow, and a detailed information frame. Further, the application service may generate a first graphical representation representing the purchase order and the order status, generate a graphical area corresponding to an operation of the plurality of operations for providing the product to the customer, determine performance of the operation based on the monitoring, generate a second graphical representation within the graphical area based on the performance of the operation, and generate a connection item between the first graphical representation and the second graphical representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Michael Starukhin, Cassandra Funk, Richard Farah, Daryn Cox, Steven Derochemont
  • Patent number: 11281851
    Abstract: The present invention is a method for collecting a person's information, completing a form, and searching for the form, the method comprising; processing, by one or more processors, a blank form, wherein a plurality of fields and field coordinates are identified, receiving, by one or more processors, a set of information, populating, by one or more processors, each of the plurality of fields with sections of the set of information in the plurality of fields, generating, by one or more processors, a superimposed image of a completed form, and applying, by one or more processors, at least one tag associated with the completed form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Inventors: Kevin Goddard, Simone Giacometti
  • Patent number: 11276029
    Abstract: Described herein is a relationship based fulfillment system. Such a system may provide on-demand product fulfillment by personal and/or social contacts of a purchaser. The system may utilize the personal contacts and/or relationships of a user, as indicated through various contact databases or social groups of the user, to connect the user to various potential partners for providing relationship based fulfillment of products that are purchased by the user or performance of other relationship based services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: PROJECT NOA, INC.
    Inventor: Paul Dohyung Kim