Skill Based Matching Of A Person Or A Group To A Task Patents (Class 705/7.14)
  • Patent number: 10643158
    Abstract: An example method includes receiving a first service procedure for servicing a vehicle, determining an expected pace of performance of the first service procedure, receiving at least one input signal during performance of the first service procedure, determining, based on the at least one input signal, a current pace of performance of the first service procedure, and providing for display of a first pace indicator on a display interface of the computing device, where the first pace indicator is representative of the current pace of performance of the first service procedure relative to the expected pace of performance of the first service procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Snap-on Incorporated
    Inventors: Patrick S. Merg, Jacob G. Foreman, Todd Mercer, Roy Steven Brozovich
  • Patent number: 10636006
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, embodiments include receiving a first trouble ticket reporting a first service outage of a communication network and a second trouble ticket reporting a second service outage of the communication network. Further embodiments can include determining a first customer impact according to the first service outage and determining a second customer impact according to the second service outage. The first customer impact is determined by a degradation of quality metrics, a site priority, and a number of complaints due to each service outage. Additional embodiments can include identifying that the second customer impact is higher than the first customer impact. Also, embodiments can include prioritizing a resolution of the second trouble ticket over the first trouble ticket according to the second customer impact being higher than the first customer impact. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: He Yan, Lynn Lopez, Jason Pipkin, Kathryn Childs, Chichi Boderoux, Carla Sykes, Kevin Wilkins, Robert Samson, Sarat Puthenpura, Zihui Ge
  • Patent number: 10635471
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a processing network is configured to access a reputation system, provide a first user interface, provide a second user interface, receive a request from a user through the second user interface, retrieve user information from the reputation system, assign a plurality of human intelligence tasks based on the request, receive a plurality of results from the plurality of human intelligence tasks, confirm an identity and a status of the user based on the user information and the plurality of results, execute the request based on confirming the identity and the status of the user, and store evidence of execution of the request as an immutable data entry in a permanent database. The first user interface includes information from the reputation system, and the plurality of human intelligence tasks are assigned to a plurality of participants through the first user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventor: Joshua Paul Davis
  • Patent number: 10630626
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can initiate a messaging session with an interviewer, the messaging session associated with a scheduled interview to be conducted by the interviewer. A message is received in the messaging session from the interviewer. A pre-defined function is automatically performed based on the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Shabtai, Veenus Gupta, Chuchu Zhao, Xiheng Zhang
  • Patent number: 10628480
    Abstract: A system, computer program, and method for storing and sharing images such as photographs via a communications network (16) and for permitting the identification of objects within the images. The invention allows the identification of objects such as persons within the photos without requiring the person submitting the photos to type in identification information for each and every photo in a photo album. The invention also allows users to automatically share their photos with others and to automatically search for photos and/or certain people in photos.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: ANGEL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Mark Frederick Frigon
  • Patent number: 10609508
    Abstract: A system for providing dynamic roadside assistance coordination may include a customer mobile device or vehicle in direct, or indirect, wireless communication with an insurance provider and/or service provider remote server. The customer's device may transmit a request for roadside assistance (e.g., towing services), and a current GPS location. In response, a closest, trusted service provider vehicle may be determined, and then directed to the customer's location. For instance, a software application may receive the customer location and compare it with availability information to match the customer with a close and trusted service provider. The customer's device may receive an acknowledgement that help is on the way, and be able to track the current location of the service provider vehicle while en route. Payment for the roadside assistance may be automatically and electronically paid by the insurance provider. As a result, prompt and safe roadside assistance may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
    Inventors: George T. Dulee, Natalie R. Smith, Matthew Clarenson, Michelle Ann Curtis, Justin Davis, Jacob Alt
  • Patent number: 10607185
    Abstract: A plant deliverable management system is presented. The system leverages plant construction agnostic templates to generate plant deliverables (e.g., training materials, inspections, reports, design drawings, etc.). The plant deliverables can be converted from common, a generic format to a format desired by a client paying for the plant construction. The system can also provision a computer system with a released version of plant deliverables where the deliverables are indexed according to a derived indexing scheme generated based on the templates and a client's desired formats or asset attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Fluor Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: James S. Leitch, Bruno C. Storino, James B. Humphries, Dustin Bohard, Mike McGee
  • Patent number: 10600033
    Abstract: Techniques are presented herein for scheduling meetings for participants by a scheduling system in communication with a resource allocation system that determines and allocates the resources for a requested meeting, when the resources are available. The scheduling system receives a request from a client device, where the request is to schedule a first meeting. The scheduling system then sends a query to the resource allocation system, where the query includes one or more constructs that represent resources previously allocated to one or more scheduled second meetings by the resource allocation system. The scheduling system then receives a notification from resource allocation system. The notification includes one or more additional constructs representing the resources that the resource allocation system has allocated to the first meeting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicolai Grødum, Wouter Lammers
  • Patent number: 10592868
    Abstract: The system and methods described herein provide for managing user datasets by facilitating interactions between users and their advisors following location-based notification of certain triggering events in the user dataset. The geolocation of the user is used to identify nearby advisors who can provide consultation as required by the user. Some embodiments facilitate introductions to a potential user of a set of advisors matched to the user's profile and in response to certain triggering events in the user's dataset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
    Inventors: Richard Murphy, Brian Berard
  • Patent number: 10572558
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, monitoring for storage of information, determining a subset of the information that satisfies an originality threshold, determining the subset of the information satisfies a shareability criterion, generating metadata that includes a first identification of a first user associated with generating the subset of the information via the user interface of the first computing device and a second identification of a topic of the subset of the information and responsive to a match between a data request and the topic of information, providing a computing device with access to the first identification of the first user and to the stored information. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: James Pratt, William Knotts, Martin McEnroe, Jun Yan
  • Patent number: 10560579
    Abstract: A system and method for communicating in a communication network, comprising presenting a communication comprising data over a communications network to a router, said router being adapted to route the communication to one of a plurality of available network destinations; automatically executing a communication targeting algorithm in the router, based at least in part on the data, wherein the communication targeting algorithm operates to contextually jointly analyze a plurality of parameters extracted from the data and a plurality of contextual parameters, to determine an optimum target for the communication, wherein the optimum target varies in dependence on both the data and the context of the communication; and routing the communication in dependence on the algorithm execution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Inventors: Wai Wu, Toby Heller, Steven M. Hoffberg
  • Patent number: 10552900
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention relate to a computer-implemented method of improving the efficiency of an electronic collateralisation search engine that uses assets distributed on one or more remotely-located asset depositories. The method comprises selecting from a database of asset records of the remotely-located assets of a collateral giver, a subset of asset records having asset characteristics that satisfy a collateral giver's one or more predefined threshold criteria. Restricting a received search of collateral giver's asset records, which match a collateral receiver's query, to the subset of collateral giver's asset records.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Euroclear SA/NV
    Inventor: Bruno Van Vaerenbergh
  • Patent number: 10545938
    Abstract: A software voting or prediction system iteratively solicits participant preferences between members of a set, with a binary tree built used to minimize the number of iterations required. As each member of the set is considered, it is pairwise-compared with select members represented by nodes already in the binary tree, with iterations beginning at a root node of the tree and continuing to a leaf node. The newly considered member is placed as a new leaf node, and the tree is height-rebalanced as appropriate. Red-black tree coloring and tree rotation rules are optionally used for this purpose. Yes/no preference tallies are kept for each member of the set throughout the tree-building process and are ultimately used for scoring. Height-rebalancing of the tree helps minimize the number of iterations needed to precisely score each member of the set relative to its alternatives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Spigit, Inc.
    Inventors: Manas Hardas, Lisa Purvis, James Gardner, Kate Bennet
  • Patent number: 10540409
    Abstract: A question is analyzed to determine a set of categories, a category corresponding to a type of possible answers responsive to the question. A set of opinions is extracted from social media data. Each opinion is from a corresponding responder on a social media platform to which the question is sent. An opinion from the set of opinions is categorized into a category from the set of categories. A strength of the opinion is computed using a subset of a set of strength parameters. The opinion is ranked according to the strength of the opinion. The opinion, the strength, and the category are presented in a filterable presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Susan M. Cox, Janani Janakiraman, Nadiya Kochura, Fang Lu
  • Patent number: 10540638
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for transferring context with delegation are provided herein. A computer-implemented method includes detecting an anticipated unavailability of a first individual for a given future event, based on inputs generated by the first individual and databases of stored calendar information pertaining to the first individual and the given future event; identifying tasks, related to the given future event, requiring a delegation as a result of the anticipated unavailability of the first individual, wherein identifying is based on data related to the given future event; determining additional individuals to whom the tasks can be delegated, based on qualifications of the additional individuals and one or more constraints; generating a summary of the delegation comprising a description of the tasks and information pertaining to the given future event; and outputting the summary to at least one of the additional individuals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Arvind Agarwal, Arun Kumar, Srikanth G. Tamilselvam
  • Patent number: 10528912
    Abstract: According to various example embodiments, a prompt is superimposed over a second user profile page that is being viewed by a first user, the prompt inviting the first user to update their own user profile page, based on the second user profile page being viewed. For example, the prompt may invite the first user to add a piece of content on their profile page that is included in the second user profile page but is missing from the first user profile page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Erran Berger, Elliot Shmukler, Aaron Bronzan, Yu-En Tsai, Avery Randolph Moon, Amy Parnell, Jonathan Redfern
  • Patent number: 10528916
    Abstract: Described are methods and systems for interview competency and question validation and analysis to improve the effectiveness of evaluation campaigns. In one method, processing logic of an interview design program, hosted by a digital evaluation platform, receives a request from a first device to create a digital interview for a position. The interview design program sends a list of competencies associated with the position and receives a selection of a set of desired competencies. The interview design program determines a list of questions that differentiate candidates within the desired competencies, ranks the list of questions by importance, and sends the list of questions and the ranking information to the first device and receives a selection of a set of desired questions. The interview design program creates the digital interview with the set of desired questions. The digital evaluation platform presents the digital interview to a candidate on a second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: HireVue Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Taylor, Daniel Bray, Loren Larsen, Christopher Luman
  • Patent number: 10521333
    Abstract: A computer system assists in fixing issues. Ticket management logic receives an issue detected on a device. Diagnosing logic identifies the issue based on contextual information received from the device and stores issue data related to the issue into a data store. Routing logic receives an indication of a flagged component of the issue data, flagged by a developer, and initiates communication between a user and the developer based at least in part on the flagged component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jered D. Aasheim, Tai Chian Chou, Pranish A. Kumar, Kun Zhang
  • Patent number: 10511539
    Abstract: A system and method updates a consumer's preference information not only as a result of explicit preference information received from the consumer, but also resulting from actions of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Zoosk, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander F. Mehr, Shayan G. Zadeh
  • Patent number: 10498390
    Abstract: A method and device are provided for allocating resources in a DSL network, comprising the steps of a first-tier DSL network element receiving a resource requirement of a second-tier DSL subscriber line, the first-tier DSL network element determining a resource requirement of a first-tier DSL subscriber line, and the first-tier DSL network element allocating resources to the first-tier DSL subscriber line based on the resource requirements of the first and second tier DSL subscriber lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS public limited company
    Inventors: Peter Sharples, Trevor Linney
  • Patent number: 10482145
    Abstract: Among other things, embodiments of the present disclosure discussed herein may be used to receive, analyze, and distribute queries about various topics from a member of an online social network to other members of the social network. The embodiments of the present disclosure may additionally assess the quality of responses to queries by members, as well as expand or narrow the distribution of the query among the social network based on various events and criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Randall Arrowood, Jesse Jyh-Cherng Hsia, Rachel Kumar, Chong Ho Lee, Gaganpreet Singh Shah, Sammy Shreibati, Vivian Mak Urata
  • Patent number: 10460290
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining status of a user in a brokered chat service are disclosed. In one example, the method comprises acts of receiving, via the brokered chat service, a check-in message from the user, establishing the status of the user as available in the brokered chat service, transmitting at least one message to the user via the brokered chat service in response to establishing the status of the user as available, and updating the status of the user in the brokered chat service in response to communication from the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: PATH MOBILE INC PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Stuart J. Levinson, Riley W. Crane, Sean Johnson, Brian F. Buschmann, James M. Byrum, Santhosh Balasubramanian, Nathan Zorn
  • Patent number: 10437899
    Abstract: A system for distributed server data management is provided. The system receives, via a user device associated with a user, a request to manage a resource on behalf of a third party, recalls historical data associated with the third party from the historical database, detects, via a data analytics engine, a potential future action of the user, and displays, via a graphical interface, a recommended future action to the user. In this way, the system provides an efficient way for users to manage resources for a third party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Katherine Dintenfass, Elizabeth S. Votaw, Victoria L. Dravneek, Daralyn Marie Nicholson
  • Patent number: 10409639
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a task scheduling system and method suitable for mobile health, the characteristics thereof including: a mobile health task distribution module, a plurality of mobile health task processing modules and a mobile health task callback module; the mobile health task distribution module comprises: a resource description unit, a resource scheduling unit, a resource matcher; each of the mobile health task processing modules comprises: a task decomposition unit, a task execution unit, a task evaluation unit. The present invention is capable of carrying out tasks with full use of the currently available task processing resources, thereby being capable of improving the efficiency and performance of the task scheduling processing in the mobile health environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Hefei University of Technology
    Inventors: Shanlin Yang, Shuai Ding, Wenjuan Fan, Hao Wang, Jinxin Pan, Shikang Hu, Hui Huang
  • Patent number: 10402770
    Abstract: Systems and methods for assessing performance of an outsourcing engagement are described. According to the present subject matter, the system(s) implement the described method(s) for assessing the outsourcing engagement. The method includes identifying at least one Critical Success Factor (CSF) associated with the outsourcing engagement between a vendor and a client based on conducive conditions of outsourcing. The method further includes determining at least one of a plurality of parameters and a plurality of sub parameters associated with the identified at least one CSF, wherein the plurality of parameters and the plurality of sub parameters are inter dependent and effect performance of the at least one CSF. Further, the method includes assessing a value of performance for at least one parameter and at least one sub parameter from amongst the plurality of parameters and the plurality of sub parameters respectively, based on a system dynamics model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES LIMITED
    Inventors: Veerendra Kumar Rai, Sanjit Mehta
  • Patent number: 10402833
    Abstract: There is provided a method and system for qualification testing in a social network service. Qualification testing provides access control into a social network, wherein qualification is based on answers to questions related to a topic. In one example, members admitted to the network provide guidance, notes and research assistance to another member. The social network members access the social network from an external networked computing service, such as another social network, to facilitate easy connection to potential members. The social network may be implemented as an application overlay to the external service, or may access connections in the external network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Neelakantan Sundaresan, Vasilios Mitrokostas, Lauren Olver, Chi-Hsien Chiu, Jean-David Ruvini, Badrul M. Sarwar, Hill Trung Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10395193
    Abstract: A relevance management system for managing relevance of a plurality of request for proposal (RFP) documents with respect to a plurality of project description (PD) documents; receiving a PD document; creating a PD-document decomposition by decomposing the PD document into PD segments; determining an RFP-document-to-PD-segment relevance for an RFP document from the plurality of RFP documents and the PD segments using document similarity processing and a metric; aggregating the RFP-document-to-PD-segment relevance by the PD-document decomposition to produce an RFP-to-PD relevance; and transmitting the RFP-to-PD relevance to an originator of the PD document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventor: Mike Alexander
  • Patent number: 10387820
    Abstract: A score management node identifies characteristics of a user, defines a user profile for the user which user profile comprises at least one predefined user group that matches the identified user characteristics, and sets user-specific model parameters based on the defined user profile wherein the user-specific model parameters are valid for the at least one user group in the user profile. When receiving network measurements related to service events when the service is delivered to the user, the score management node determines a quality score reflecting the user's perception of quality of service delivery and an associated significance reflecting the user's perception of importance of each service delivery, by applying the user-specific model parameters on each network measurement. The score management node then calculates the perception score based on the quality scores and associated significances, wherein the calculated perception score is made available for the service evaluation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventor: Joerg Niemoeller
  • Patent number: 10366376
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method comprising generating a first graphical user interface (GUI) for display on an electronic device. The first GUI comprises data indicative of at least one professional service available for selection. The method comprises receiving, from the electronic device, a request to initiate a professional service selected from the first GUI. The method further comprises generating a second GUI for display on the electronic device. The second GUI comprises a customized questionnaire for collecting information relevant to the professional service selected. The method further comprises receiving, from the electronic device, user responses to the customized questionnaire, and initiating an analysis of the user responses. A communication indicative of the analysis is forwarded to the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventor: Kenneth L. Sherman
  • Patent number: 10346810
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, a computing apparatus for scheduling service assets for an event is provided. The computing apparatus comprises a processor and a memory storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, configure the apparatus to, at a portable electronic device with a touch-sensitive display, detect a finger gesture on the touch-sensitive display while displaying a user interface screen, the finger gesture indicative of a user selection of a first service asset in the pool of selectable service assets, and in response to detecting the finger gesture on the touch sensitive display, send a first substitute request notification to a device associated with the first service asset, and in response to receiving a positive response to the substitute request notification, substitute the first service asset for an existing service asset associated with the event, and notifying the pool of selectable service assets and the existing service asset of the substitution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: MINDBODY, INC.
    Inventors: Chet I. Brandenburg, Christopher Abraham Smeder, Elizabeth Leibovich, Kristi Nunes, Kathryn Christman, Alexander Kim, Danielle Murphy, Amaya Weddle
  • Patent number: 10346338
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes detecting, using a processor, an arrangement of a plurality of blocks that are interconnected, where each block of the plurality of blocks is a physical block representing a corresponding atomic service. It is determined, using the processor, whether each atomic service represented by a block in the plurality of blocks is configured to communicate with each other atomic service represented by an other block with which the block is interconnected in the plurality of blocks. Based at least in part on determining that each atomic service represented by a block in the plurality of blocks is configured to communicate with each other atomic service represented by an other block with which the block is interconnected in the plurality of blocks, a microservice represented by the arrangement of the plurality of blocks is defined. The microservice is deployed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rick A. Hamilton, II, Jinho Hwang, Agueda Martinez Hernandez Magro, Maja Vukovic
  • Patent number: 10339612
    Abstract: An online social networking system extracts terms from an unstructured job title record. The system searches a job role taxonomy database with the extracted terms to identify job roles. For each job role identified, the system extracts a plurality of additional terms appearing in the unstructured job title record. For each additional term, the system maps the additional term to a standardized modifier, thereby identifying a job seniority modifier, a job specialty modifier, a job accreditation modifier, and a job status modifier for each additional term. The system creates a multi-dimensional standardized job title for the member profile or job posting by writing the job role, the job seniority modifier, the job specialty modifier, the job accreditation modifier, and the job status modifier to a standardization record in a standardization database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Uri Merhav, Peide Zhong, Angela Jiang, Qi He, Dan Shacham
  • Patent number: 10333878
    Abstract: Usage-based management of email rules is provided. An unused email rule of a set of active rules is identified. In response to detecting that the unused email rule is removed from the set of active rules, whether the unused email rule matches an incoming message is determined. Whether a count associated with the unused email rule exceeds a predetermined threshold is determined in response to determining that the unused email rule matches the incoming message. The unused email rule is restored to the set of active rules in response to determining that the count exceeds the predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Maitreyee M. Patukale, Prasad P. Purandare, Paryushan P. Sarsamkar
  • Patent number: 10332120
    Abstract: A method and a score management node for supporting service evaluation by obtaining a perception score reflecting a user's experience of one or more services delivered by a telecommunication network. The score management node receives a network measurement related to a current service event of service delivery to the user within a predefined time length from a previous service event, and determines a correlation level reflecting the user's perception of the current service event as correlated with the previous service event. A quality score is determined for the current service event, reflecting the user's perception of quality of service delivery and an associated significance reflecting the user's perception of importance of service delivery, based on the network measurement and the correlation level. The perception score is then calculated for the current service event as the quality score weighted by the associated significance and is made available for the service evaluation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Joerg Niemoeller, Lisa Sawin
  • Patent number: 10318926
    Abstract: A method and system for automating some aspects of a recruiting process, which may implement rules permitting the processes of sourcing candidates, setting up job interviews, and responding to candidate questions to all be automated with a computer. Such a system may match résumés and job descriptions with a scoring system, and may initiate communications between one or more candidates and a recruiter once an appropriate number of matches have been found. The system may then be configured to field responses to commonly asked questions from a question database, and notify the recruiter if a question is asked that it cannot answer, and may further be configured to proactively ask questions to the candidate if desired. This may allow recruiters to focus on the highest level of vetting, and on aspects of the recruitment process such as promoting the hiring company and salary negotiations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: ExpertHiring, LLC
    Inventor: Paul Champaneria
  • Patent number: 10318927
    Abstract: A method and system for automating some aspects of a recruiting process, which may implement rules permitting the processes of sourcing candidates, setting up job interviews, and responding to candidate questions to all be automated with a computer. An automated system may specifically be used for conducting a conversation with a candidate over one or more communications channels, which may include pre-interview vetting of the candidate and clarification of aspects of the candidate's provided information, and may include conducting an interview or some aspects thereof. It may also be understood that an automated system may, in addition to conversing with the candidate, be used to provide feedback or additional opportunities to the candidate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: ExpertHiring, LLC
    Inventor: Paul Champaneria
  • Patent number: 10311389
    Abstract: A management computer for managing a management target system comprises an operation situation evaluating part, an operation situation displaying part, an amelioration plan generating part, and an amelioration plan displaying part. The amelioration plan generating part identifies, as an amelioration plan, a business system configuration that ameliorates the operation situation of the business system that is in operation, based on operation situation value calculated by the operation situation evaluating part. The amelioration plan displaying part displays an operation situation that is expected in a case where a business system configuration identified by the amelioration plan generating part is applied, in association with the operation situation of the business system that is in operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Kenta Yamasaki, Youko Shiga, Takashi Tameshige
  • Patent number: 10310968
    Abstract: A selection of one or more files for a project plan for a software build is identified. A historical assessment of one or more developers available during a build timeline for the project plan is accessed, the historical assessment comprising an assessment value calculated from one or more previously evaluated sensitivity ratings from one or more previously edited files by the one or more developers of one or more previous software builds. An optimized selection of the one or more developers is assigned to each selection of one or more files based on the historical assessment. The optimized selection of the one or more developers for each selection of one or more files in the project plan for the software build is output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Luke Biddle, Russell A. Currey, Sam Lewis, Jared R. Page
  • Patent number: 10282683
    Abstract: Technician control, in which a control system is configured to control scheduling and dispatch operations for work orders being handled by technicians. Multiple technician devices are each associated with one or more technicians, are configured to communicate, over a network, with the control system, and also are configured to provide output in response to communications that are received from the control system and that are related to the scheduling and dispatch operations performed by the control system. A set of scheduling configuration options may be pre-defined and user input weighting at least one of the scheduling configuration options relative to other of the scheduling configuration options may be received. A scheduling application used by the control system to perform scheduling operations may be configured based on configuration data that reflects the weighting and scheduling operations may be performed using the configured scheduling application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Accenture Global Services Limited
    Inventors: Clarence Mitchell, Ankur Mathur
  • Patent number: 10275727
    Abstract: A system, method and computer program product for automatically providing a dynamically updated optimized itinerary (continuous optimization in real-time) which allows one to complete a specified task and also to complete other tasks from a to-do list, providing the user both with a packing list of resources to carry and a list of tasks that must be completed before leaving. The system and method also tracks the time and user's location to provide user with a new itinerary in the event a given task cannot be completed successfully. The method also provides an alert in case no practicable itinerary exists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Peter K. Malkin, Jacquelyn A. Martino, Louis J. Percello
  • Patent number: 10264470
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system for collecting data and mapping wireless network coverage in a building such as a retail store. A mobile computing device is used by an employee to collect data captures and wireless coverage indicators in the retail store. The wireless coverage indicator includes data on the status of wireless network coverage in the location where the data capture was collected. The data capture and the wireless coverage indicators are wirelessly transmitted to a utility for mapping a building when a wireless network is available. If no wireless network is available, the data is stored in the mobile computing device until a wireless network is available. The utility for mapping a building uses information in the data capture to determine the location where the data capture was collected, and maps the data in the wireless coverage indicator to the location on a map of the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholaus Adam Jones, Matthew Allen Jones, Robert James Taylor, Daniel R. Shields, Marc Ashley Fletter
  • Patent number: 10255576
    Abstract: A computer implemented system and method for identifying leaders in an organization. The system includes two repositories; first that stores information related to existing/known leaders and second that stores tacit and explicit knowledge related to the employees. The repositories store relevant attributes and attribute values of employees and known leaders according to their ranking in their field of activity, to form a digital persona. The digital persona of known leaders is then compared with the digital persona of an employee suitable for the leadership to form a leadership score. A leader is then chosen based on the leadership ranking which is based on leadership score. Thus, the employees, based on circumstances, may get more opportunities to prove their leadership abilities as the leadership ranking changes periodically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.
    Inventors: Suceendran Manoharan Kovilpattii, Saravanan Ramachandran, Santha Lakshmi Chittibabu, Dhilip Kumar, Prathap Karunakaran
  • Patent number: 10242468
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a non-transitory machine-readable medium that stores a program. The program sends a second computing system a spatial filter and a first query for a first set of geo-enriched data associated with a spatial visualization. The program further sends the second computing system the spatial filter and a second query for a second set of geo-enriched data associated with a non-spatial visualization. The program also receives, from the second computing system, a subset of the first set of geo-enriched data. The program further receives, from the second computing system, a subset of the second set of geo-enriched data. The program also generates the spatial visualization to include the subset of the first set of geo-enriched data. The program further generates the non-spatial visualization to include the subset of the second set of geo-enriched data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Mohsen Asadi, Lyndon Hiew, Christopher Bolognese, Christopher Tam, Sae-Won Om
  • Patent number: 10229374
    Abstract: A relevance management system for summarizing relevance of a plurality of project description (PD) documents with respect to a proposal outline comprised of outline sections, the proposal outline associated with a request for proposal (RFP) document comprised of RFP segments; receiving an outline-to-RFP matrix; determining a PD-document-to-RFP-segment relevance for a PD document from the plurality of PD documents and the RFP segments using document similarity processing and a metric; producing a proposal writing plan comprising a first column that represents the outline sections, a second column representing the RFP segments, and a third column representing PD-document-to-RFP-segment relevance; and transmitting the proposal writing plan to an originator of the outline-to-RFP matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Inventor: Mike Alexander
  • Patent number: 10225358
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present document provide a page method, device, server and system. Wherein, the page push method includes: sending a page push request to a centralized network management controller; acquiring user information required for page push which is returned by the centralized network management controller according to the page push request; and pushing a page to a user according to the user information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: XI'AN ZHONGXING NEW SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sunliang Huang
  • Patent number: 10210177
    Abstract: Embodiments of a distribution management system are disclosed. In some embodiments, a distribution management system enables to effectively provide geographic information system (GIS) data regarding an electric power application model applied to a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system using an international electrotechnical commission (IEC)-61968 standard, is a distribution management system based on IEC-61968, includes a GIS tool for generating GIS schema data, a GIS transfer unit for receiving the GIS schema data to transform the received GIS schema data into a format suitable for a standard, and one or more GIS distribution management applications connected to the GIS tool to receive the GIS schema data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: LSIS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jae-Hyung Lee
  • Patent number: 10210530
    Abstract: Selecting a report from among a plurality of candidate reports is disclosed. A set of metrics and attributes associated with the plurality of candidate reports is received. Each of the candidate reports is evaluated with respect to a plurality of populations and with respect to the received set of metrics and attributes. A candidate report to be outputted is automatically selected based at least in part on the evaluation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Infor (US), Inc.
    Inventor: Bradley S. Peters
  • Patent number: 10212536
    Abstract: A system can receive a request for a transport service from a first device. The request can include a user identifier associated with a first user of the first device, contact information associated with a second user, and a pickup location information. The system can make a determination whether a user account associated with the second user is stored in a user database using the contact information in the request. Based on the determination, the system can select a messaging protocol to transmit data to a second device associated with the contact information. The system can transmit a message corresponding to the transport service to the second device using the selected messaging protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Deepti Chheda, Nicholas Cobb, Adam Noffsinger, Nikunj Aggarwal, Vincent Fong, Domenic Anthony Narducci, IV, Osman Haque, Ashwin Neurgaonkar
  • Patent number: 10204311
    Abstract: In a method of configuring a host device in a process control plant to automatically perform an action or a set of actions includes, a workflow template is generated. The workflow template includes a sequence of one or more steps to be performed by the host device. Each of at least some of the one or more steps is selected from a set of predetermined steps. Then, an instance of the workflow template is generated at the host device. A trigger condition is generated for automatically triggering the instance workflow. The sequence of the one or more steps is executed in response to detecting the trigger condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: BRISTOL, INC.
    Inventors: Iain Standing, Omer Qadri
  • Patent number: 10204320
    Abstract: An embodiment provides a method, including: communicating with a server to obtain change data derived from a set of event data; said set of event data comprising timestamped event data permitting calculation of a delta with respect to a scheduling milestone; identifying, using a processor, a display element impacted by the change data; and updating, using the processor, the display element according to the change data; said updating comprising changing a color of a display graphic in a schedule view to visually indicate the change data. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: TeleTracking Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Spear, Toni D. Morrison, Corey Paracca, Ann M. Della Porta