Skill Based Matching Of A Person Or A Group To A Task Patents (Class 705/7.14)
  • Patent number: 10068020
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods, devices and systems for associating consumable data with an assay consumable used in a biological assay. Provided are assay systems and associated consumables, wherein the assay system adjusts one or more steps of an assay protocol based on consumable data specific for that consumable. Various types of consumable data are described, as well as methods of using such information in the conduct of an assay by an assay system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Meso Scale Technologies, LLC.
    Inventors: Xinri Cong, Jerome Jackson, Carl Stevens, Michael Vock, Jacob N. Wohlstadter
  • Patent number: 10068175
    Abstract: System, method, and computer program product for performing an operation, the operation comprising receiving, by a deep question answering system, a question not specifying an element of input data, identifying a set of possible values for the element of input data, generating, by the deep question answering system, a respective set of candidate answers for the question: (i) without the element of input data, and (ii) with each possible value in the set of possible values for the element of input data, and returning at least one candidate answer from at least one set of candidate answers as responsive to the question.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Corville O. Allen, Adam T. Clark, Jeffrey K. Huebert, Aspen L. Payton, John E. Petri
  • Patent number: 10037511
    Abstract: An approach to control workflow so that a relatively high priority work item can sometimes be automatically controlled by software to interrupt work being performed, by one or more resource unit(s), on a relatively lower priority work item. The analysis for deciding whether or not an interruption occurs depends upon interruptibility scalars (that is, interruptibility quotients and/or factors) and interruptibility threshold(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Adam D. Braham, Dennis D. Koski, Doyle J. McCoy, Todd A. Mueller, Jeffrey A. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10019765
    Abstract: A social networking system (SNS) may determine the integrity of a social application. In particular, the SNS can receive communications and tags associated with different subsets of the communications from the social application. Thereafter, the SNS can distribute the communications, and monitor for user interactions performed on the communications. Subsequently, feedback indicating the integrity of the social application can be provided. The feedback can be based on the user interactions performed on the communications. The feedback can also be provided according to the tags. In particular, a set of feedback information can be provided for each tag, where the set is based on the user interactions performed on the subset of communications associated with the tag. By providing feedback in this manner, A-B testing can be performed. In one embodiment, the operating state for the social application can be determined based on the integrity of the SNS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Himel, Gabriel Levi, Carl Philip Sjogreen, Wayne Kao
  • Patent number: 10015812
    Abstract: Some demonstrative embodiments include apparatuses, systems and/or methods of setting transmit slots in a wireless communication network. For example, an apparatus may include a scheduler to set a suggested start time of a first transmit slot to transmit over a wireless communication medium, and, if a start of a medium free time for the wireless communication medium is after the suggested start time, to shift the suggested start time to a shifted start time that coincides with the start of the medium free time, and to set a suggested start time of a second transmit slot based on the shifted start time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL IP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ophir Edlis, Solomon B. Trainin, Eran Sudak
  • Patent number: 10007736
    Abstract: A processor of an electronic device can implement methods that facilitate navigating a webpage. The methods may include: receiving (602) data for a target webpage and storing (604) the target webpage data to a processor readable storage medium of the electronic device and determining (606) whether the target webpage's uniform resource locator (URL) was selected from a search results page generated by a search engine executing a search string. If the target webpage's URL was selected from a search results page, performing (650) a particular action. The particular action can include steps of: searching (851) the stored target webpage data for one or more instances of one or more parts of the search string, prioritizing (852) the one or more instances, and resizing (858) one or more parts of the target webpage having the one or more instances with the highest priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Li-Feng Liang, Kun Zhao
  • Patent number: 9965724
    Abstract: The system and method for determining fuzzy cause and effect relationships in an intelligent workload management system described herein may combine potential causes and effects captured from various different sources associated with an information technology infrastructure with substantially instantaneous feedback mechanisms and other knowledge sources. As such, fuzzy correlation logic may then be applied to the combined information to determine potential cause and effect relationships and thereby diagnose problems and otherwise manage interactions that occur in the infrastructure. For example, information describing potential causes and potential effects associated with an operational state of the infrastructure may be captured and combined, and any patterns among the information that describes the multiple potential causes and effects may then be identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Micro Focus Software Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Ray Brown, Jason Allen Sabin, Nathaniel Brent Kranendonk, Kal A. Larsen, Lloyd Leon Burch, Michael Fairbanks, Michael John Jorgensen, Thomas Larry Biggs
  • Patent number: 9953045
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide data structures and algorithms for efficiently computing a time ordered stream that is the combination of a time ordered substream for individual persons of interest. In addition, various embodiments provide an approach for identifying how many changes of interest have happened to a particular stream since it was last viewed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher C. McConnell
  • Patent number: 9953277
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing and utilizing competencies of employees of an organization are provided. The system comprises a processor and a memory coupled to the processor. The memory comprises a Role Managing Module (RMM) configured to define a set of roles in a database. Each role of the set of roles indicates a functional job in the organization. The RMM is further configured to assign an expected maturity level in a set of knowledge dimensions to each role in the set of roles. The set of knowledge dimensions comprises at least one of a Solution Dimension, a Technology Dimension, a Process Dimension, and an Organization Dimension. The system further comprises a planning module configured to create a career progression plan based on the set of roles. The system further comprises an analysis module configured to cater to organizational requirements of managing employee competencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES LTD.
    Inventors: Santosh Kumar Mohanty, Nitin Godbole, Shailendra Langade
  • Patent number: 9953282
    Abstract: A system and method of managing and prioritizing tasks amongst resources and, more particularly, to a system and method for providing automatic task assignment and notification amongst globally dispersed human resources. The system includes a change of management application configured to store a list of tasks and a task notifier configured to retrieve a list of geographically-dispersed resources and notify selected ones of the geographically-dispersed resources of a priority of completion of one or more tasks retrieved from the change of management application. The system further includes a message application configured to be polled by the task notifier to determine which of the geographically dispersed resources is at least one of online and currently working.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: William P. Shaouy
  • Patent number: 9928471
    Abstract: A method and system for automatically assigning employees to work plurality of cash registers when the employees report for work is described. The system and method automatically compares the employee's qualifications to the current operational status of a plurality of cash registers and any parameters that may govern the operation of the cash registers such as age requirements for the sale of alcohol. The system automatically assigns an employee to a cash register and transmits real time operational status of those cash registers to a supervisor via a wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
    Inventors: Allen Ashley, Anthony Helms, Kevin Hayes, Johan Christophe Baer, Derric D'Souza, Josh Osmon
  • Patent number: 9875135
    Abstract: Systems and methods implementing utility-maximized scheduling of time-sensitive tasks in a resource constrained-environment are described herein. Some embodiments include a method for utility-optimized scheduling of computer system tasks performed by a processor of a first computer system that includes determining a time window including a candidate schedule of a new task to be executed on a second computer system, identifying other tasks scheduled to be executed on the second computer system within said time window, and identifying candidate schedules that each specifies the execution times for at least one of the tasks (which include the new task and the other tasks). The method further includes calculating an overall utility for each candidate schedule based upon a task utility calculated for each of the tasks when scheduled according to each corresponding candidate schedule and queuing the new task for execution according to a preferred schedule with the highest overall utility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: BMC Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey E. Piazza, Michael Theroux, David A. Solin
  • Patent number: 9875448
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for a service platform capable of providing device-based task completion is disclosed. A request for a task is received at a service platform from a customer. A worker device to complete the task is selected from a group of worker devices registered with the service platform based on a current attribute of the worker device. Data resulting from completion of the task is received from the selected worker device, validated, and presented to the customer. A reward or incentive can be provided to the worker device in response to the data being received from the worker device and validated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Behzad Shahraray, Andrea Basso, Lee Begeja, David C. Gibbon, Zhu Liu, Bernard S. Renger, Eric Zavesky
  • Patent number: 9847918
    Abstract: A generation identifier is employed with various systems and methods in order to identify situations where a workload has been reassigned to a new node and where a workload is still being processed by an old node during a failure between nodes. A master node may assign a workload to a worker node. The worker node sends a request to access target data. The request may be associated with a generation identifier and workload identifier that identifies the node and workload. At some point, a failure occurs between the master node and worker node. The master node reassigns the workload to another worker node. The new worker node accesses the target data with a different generation identifier, indicating to the storage system that the workload has been reassigned. The old worker node receives an indication from the storage system that the workload has been reassigned and stops processing the workload.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: David Kruse, Qibo Zhu, David Dion, Vladimir Petter, Lokesh Srinivas Koppolu
  • Patent number: 9811791
    Abstract: According to a general aspect, a system for personalized planning based on crowd-sourcing includes a data collector configured to collect task-related data specific to a user from multiple different data sources, and a planning optimizer configured to determine a task list providing upcoming tasks to complete based on an analysis of the task-related data in view of role-based task data and task-tracking information. The planning optimizer obtains a task from other users having a same role as the user based on the role-based task data, determines a suggested activity for completing the task based on the task-tracking information, and provides the task list to the user via a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Dennis Koerner, Andreas Linke
  • Patent number: 9807214
    Abstract: Architecture that enables the implementation of temporary contacts by the inclusion of additional data with each contact. The additional data can comprise geolocation data such as GPS coordinates, triangulation information, or other geographical coordinate or location data technologies. Additionally, the mere presence of the additional data can be a trigger to interact with the user as to if the contact should be maintained in the long term or removed in the short term. The association of the geolocation location data of a mobile device with a contact being added and intelligent use of the geolocation data enables prompting of the user to delete or mark for deletion the contact as a temporary contact or retain the contact until marked for removal and removed. Spatial and/or temporal criteria can be manually selected or automatically set for all designated temporary contacts or on an individual basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Abhishek Agrawal
  • Patent number: 9786274
    Abstract: One or more processors receive recording data of a meeting between a first individual and a second individual. One or more processors analyze the recording data to identify one or more characteristics of the first individual. One or more processors match the one or more characteristics of the first individual to one or more preferences of a third individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lee A. Carbonell, Tsz S. Cheng, Jeffrey L. Edgington, Pandian Mariadoss
  • Patent number: 9781268
    Abstract: A system for selecting an agent during initial routing based on all the media capabilities associated with a customer and their current device. The system includes a data mining module to mine one or more media capabilities on a device of a customer. The system further includes a customer profile module to build a customer profile based on the one or more mined media capabilities on the device. The system further includes a mapping module to map the customer profile with an agent profile. The system further includes a selection module to select an agent for the customer based on the mapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Flannery, Paul D'Arcy, Tony McCormack
  • Patent number: 9781147
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing a data incident are provided herein. Exemplary methods may include providing an external entity interface that receives external entity information including a contract between a first party and at least one additional party, notification obligations that specify when the first party or the at least one additional party notifies entities that a data incident has occurred, and properties that trigger an assessment of the notification obligations. When an incident occurs, an assessment is completed and the results thereof are displayed on a risk assessment guidance interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: RADAR, Inc.
    Inventors: Mahmood Sher-Jan, Susan M. Rook, Greg L. Kotka, Andrew Migliore, Travis Cannon, Billie Cleek, Nicholas J Church, David J DeAngelis
  • Patent number: 9760842
    Abstract: An operation target management apparatus includes a detector, a determination unit, and a registration unit. The detector detects deletion of a first management-right holder, who has been registered as a person having management rights for an operation target, the management rights being rights to manage plural types of operational right. The determination unit determines, in a case where deletion of the first management-right holder is detected, a second management-right holder, who is to newly have management rights for the operation target from among plural operational-right holders having at least either an operational right or management rights for at least one of the operation target and another operation target associated with the operation target. The registration unit registers the second management-right holder as a person having management rights for the operation target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD
    Inventor: Hideo Fujii
  • Patent number: 9760860
    Abstract: A system and method for automating the performance of substitute fulfillment. The system includes a server which receives absentee information representing an absent worker via a telephone communication link or an Internet communication link. In response to receiving the absentee information, the system generates a list of potential substitute workers. The system then contacts potential substitute workers until one is found or until the list is exhausted. The system can also post a list of positions that are available on a website allowing potential substitute workers to search for a position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: FRONTLINE TECHNOLOGIES GROUP LLC
    Inventors: Roland R. Thompson, Michael S. Blackstone, Ralph Julius
  • Patent number: 9762512
    Abstract: An information management system may store information related to tasks to be performed by workers in an organization. Workers in the organization may communicate with the information management system using email messages. The information management system may not require a login or authentication procedure, and workers may interact with the information management system without the need to log in to the information management system. The information management system may receive an email message from a worker that indicates a request for a report. The information management system may determine whether to transmit the report to the worker based on whether the worker is appropriately registered with the information management system, and/or whether the worker has administrative privileges. The information management system, in response to a positive determination, may transmit the report to the email address from which the requesting email message was sent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Clover Leaf Environmental Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: John P. Killoran, Jr., Gina Katharine Von Damm, Dennis William Peek, Angela Kirkman
  • Patent number: 9740756
    Abstract: The subject matter of the disclosure is embodied in a method that includes identifying a user-list which is based on owned or permissioned data, wherein the user-list is associated with a corresponding owner database. The method also includes providing an application programming interface (API) configured to communicate with the owner database, and receiving, from the owner database through the API, metadata related to the user-list. The metadata at least includes data describing a category for the user-list. The method further includes storing in a searchable database a user-list identifier corresponding to the user-list and the associated metadata, and providing a user-interface that includes the user-list identifier and the corresponding associated metadata. The user-interface is configured to receive one or more management instructions related to the user-list from a user-list subscriber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Rajas Moonka, Alexei Y. Barski, Alan Eneev, Anurag Agarwal, Kuldeep M. Gharat
  • Patent number: 9734486
    Abstract: Various embodiments herein include temporary labor provisioning and monitoring integrated within systems and processes. Some embodiments include receiving a temporary employee hiring request including data identifying requirements for a temporary employee. The received data is then stored and an approval process is initiated. Upon receipt of approval input, candidates may then be identified within a computing system of at least one other entity based on the requirements in the stored data. A selection of an identified candidate may then be received and a purchase order for the identified candidate may be generated. Subsequently, items may be added to the stored data representative of orientation activities, equipment and supplies to be provided to the identified candidate upon start of temporary employment, and human resources activities to be performed with regard to the identified candidate following a start of temporary employment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Carmen Blaum, Martina Rothley
  • Patent number: 9727881
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for incenting potential contributors for creating content in response to a posting. The method comprises: posting a task to a first crowdsource with the task having a first expiry period of ?1; waiting for ?1 period to expire; determining whether the task is complete; reposting the task if not complete including a second expiry period of ?2; waiting for the second period of ?2 to expire; reposting the task if not yet complete including an increased reward and a third expiry period of ?3; waiting for the third period of ?3 to expire; and, reposting the task if still not complete, wherein the reposting includes a second crowdsource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shourya Roy, Sujit Gujar
  • Patent number: 9727829
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided to schedule clinical tasks involving multiple sub-tasks and multiple resources in a clinical enterprise. An example method includes identifying a slot for a task defined by a task duration and one or more resources, the task including a plurality of sub-tasks, each sub-task having a sub-task duration utilizing one or more of the one or more resources, wherein each sub-task to be performed consecutively based on resource constraints; selecting a time slot for the task based on resource availability, the plurality of sub-tasks in the task, and a duration associated with each sub-task, wherein resource availability information is obtained from a clinical information system, and wherein each resource is scheduled only for one or more sub-tasks in which the resource is involved; displaying the schedule including the task and the plurality of sub-tasks; and facilitating access to view and modify the schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Srinivas Bollapragada, Christopher Donald Johnson, Bex Thomas, Dianne Chace
  • Patent number: 9710790
    Abstract: A method for facilitating the evaluation of candidates in an evaluation process is provided. The method includes operations of selecting a first data set including ratings of recorded responses of a set of evaluated persons and of selecting a second data set including additional recorded responses of a person under evaluation. The recorded responses are responsive to multiple prompts presented to each of the set evaluated persons in a recording sequence. The first data set further includes an evaluation result of each evaluated person in the evaluation. The additional recorded responses are responsive to the plurality of prompts and ordered in a first order corresponding to a recording sequence. The method includes analyzing the first data set to calculate a reviewing sequence and presenting the additional recorded responses in a second order corresponding to the reviewing sequence. Associated systems and other methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: HIREVUE, INC.
    Inventors: Benjamin Taylor, Loren Larsen
  • Patent number: 9701420
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for task-based health data monitoring relating to aircraft components of aircraft within an aircraft fleet. One method includes identifying health data of an aircraft component for potential monitoring based upon a condition indicator provided by a health and usage monitoring system, establishing a Review Item for the health data of the aircraft component having an initial data review state of New Data, thereby creating a Review Task, generating images of the Review Item for display and receiving an indication to change the data review state of the Review Item from New Data to Watch Data, receiving new health data relating to the aircraft component from the health and usage monitoring system and automatically resetting the data review state of the Review Item from Watch Data to New Data responsive to the receipt of the new health data, thereby creating a new Review Task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Edward Tucker
  • Patent number: 9672488
    Abstract: An assessment construction tool is provided for developing and executing assessments of various operational aspects of a business entity. Both application-level and project-level assessments may be constructed, and the assessments include a mechanism for applying scores associated with answers derived from conducting the assessment to multiple assessment process categories of the business entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Randal J. Heuler, Christopher Ropar
  • Patent number: 9646271
    Abstract: A computer implemented method, program product, and/or system allocate human resources to a cohort. At least one attribute held by each member of a group of human resources is identified. A request is received, from a planned cohort, for multiple human resources that collectively possess a set of predefined attributes, wherein no single human resource possesses all of the predefined attributes. The set of human resources that satisfies the request is identified and assigned to the planned cohort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert R. Friedlander, German S. Goldszmidt, James R. Kraemer, Robin Lougee, Kirill M. Osipov
  • Patent number: 9646878
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for manufacturing integrated circuits, microelectronics, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), nano-electro-mechanical systems (NEMS), photonic, and any micro- and nano-fabricated devices and systems designs that allow these designs to be kept secure. The manufacturing of the devices in the substrates is performed in a traditional manner at a foundry that can be located anywhere in the world., The manufacturing at this foundry is stopped just before the fabrication of the first layer of electrical interconnects. At this stage, the semiconductor substrates with the devices, minus electrical interconnects, are sent back to the design organization (or their designated trusted foundry) to perform the fabrication of the electrical interconnects to complete the entire manufacturing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL RESEARCH INITIATIVES
    Inventor: Michael A. Huff
  • Patent number: 9600136
    Abstract: A system for creating a custom field type comprises an input interface, a processor, and an output interface. The input interface is configured to receive an indication to create a custom field type. The processor is configured to validate a parameter of the custom field type. The output interface is configured to provide the custom field type for creating a custom field of a custom object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Workday, Inc.
    Inventors: Erin Hsu Yang, Jonathan David Ruggiero, Charulatha Dhuvur
  • Patent number: 9600346
    Abstract: A system and program product for scheduling processes of a workload on a plurality of hardware threads configured in a plurality of processing elements of a multithreading parallel computing system for processing thereby. Process dimensions for each process are determined based on processing attributes associated with each process, and a place and route algorithm is utilized to map the processes to a processor space representative of the processing resources of the computing system based at least in part on the process dimensions to thereby distribute the processes of the workload.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jamie R. Kuesel, Mark G. Kupferschmidt, Paul E. Schardt, Robert A. Shearer
  • Patent number: 9558271
    Abstract: A method of matching job profiles with a candidate profile is disclosed. A plurality of concepts corresponding to an ontology is extracted from a candidate profile. A normalized candidate profile is generated, wherein the normalized candidate profile includes the plurality of concepts. A search query is formed at least in part based on the normalized candidate profile and the ontology. The search query is submitted to a source of job profiles. An initial batch of job profiles potentially matching the candidate profile is received from the source of job profiles. At least a subset of the plurality of concepts corresponding to the ontology is extracted from a job profile among the batch of job profiles. A normalized job profile is generated, wherein the normalized job profile includes the at least a subset of the plurality of concepts. Whether the normalized candidate profile matches with the normalized job profile is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: RiseSmart, Inc.
    Inventors: Sanjay Shrikrishna Sathe, Daniel Bayne Davenport, Hitesh Shah, Nachiket Dhananjay Kshirsagar
  • Patent number: 9536220
    Abstract: Computer-implemented prospective planning of personnel costs for an enterprise includes conducting planning preparation to plan the personnel costs, electronically collecting data relating to personnel costs, electronically performing a cost planning run, electronically conducting a detailed analysis of the results to revise and modify the collected data to produce updated results, and reporting the results of the cost planning run.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Walter Koller, Matthias Richter, Heike Berger
  • Patent number: 9483771
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and products personalize haptic emulations of merchandise. An association is defined between merchandise item numbers and anatomical identifiers. A query is received for an anatomical identifier associated with a merchandise item number. The anatomical identifier is sent in response to the query to identify an anatomical part associated with the merchandise item number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Srilal Weerasinghe
  • Patent number: 9477946
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for providing a virtual job market on a network comprising an application server and clients and/or electronic message systems allowing to input and output information, wherein the method comprises the following steps: providing primary dimensions information on industries, career levels and functional areas; providing secondary dimensions information on salary ranges and/or geo-data and/or educational information and/or languages and/or special expertises, entering the primary and secondary dimensions information in a three dimensional data base on the application server; collecting information chunks of open jobs and candidate profiles, and placing the information chunks in a distinct cell or number of cells in the three dimensional database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Experteer GmbH
    Inventor: Christian Goettsch
  • Patent number: 9449300
    Abstract: A multiple employer city government jobs posting system includes at least one server connected to a public wide area network that hosts a website accessible over the network. The website includes software that allows multiple city governments to register for use of the website, to post and manage job announcements and prospective job announcements and allows multiple prospective employees to register for use of the website, prepare and save electronic resumes, and submit the electronic resumes to the city governments in response to the prospective job announcements. Electronic job applications are provided and prospective employees can submit online to city governments. The website requires city governments to provide a city profile and links to city government web pages. The system allows prospective employees to search for posted job announcements, prospective job announcements, city hyperlinks and profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Inventor: Cary Kalscheuer
  • Patent number: 9444695
    Abstract: Disclosed are the methods for scheduling a task including at least one sub-task, on one or more computing devices in a distributed computing environment. A set of computing devices are identified from the one or more computing devices, based on an availability of a set of computational resources on the set of computing devices. Each computing device in the set of computing devices is ranked based on at least one of a monetary cost or a network cost, associated with the execution of the at least one sub-task on the each computing device. The at least one sub-task is allocated to at least one computing device from the set of computing devices for execution based on at least one of the ranking or an acceptable success probability associated with the execution of the at least one sub-task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Partha Dutta, Tridib Mukherjee, Koustuv Dasgupta
  • Patent number: 9405799
    Abstract: The APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR AN EMPLOYEE REFERRAL FACILITATOR (hereinafter “ERF”) implement efficient and scalable monitoring, regulation, and allocation of computational processing, data, labor, and/or the like resources within an enterprise. The ERF may track and administer the provision of referral bonuses and/or other rewards associated with employee referrals. The ERF may receive and store candidate referrals from an existing employee; monitor, receive, and/or store a candidate hiring indicator; evaluate a referral rule based to determine a referral bonus eligibility, amount, timing, and/or the like; and instruct provision of an appropriate referral bonus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignees: Iqor Holdings, Inc., Iqor US Inc.
    Inventors: Vikas Kapoor, Abhilash Madhavarapu
  • Patent number: 9406052
    Abstract: A resource scheduling system includes a set of resources and associated resource attributes, a representation of resource demands, and a scheduling module for generating a schedule of resource utilization. The representation of resource demands and availability may include information about time slots, calendars, and shifts. A slot is a representation of a demand for one or more individual item. A calendar is a representation of dates when resources are needed. Each shift represents a set of time intervals of resource demands. Additionally, the system keeps track of individual resource availability and preferences and attempts to create a resource utilization schedule that satisfies all constraints generated based on the time slots, calendars, shifts, and resource schedules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Inventors: Kenneth B. Lakritz, Michael J. Frankston
  • Patent number: 9392438
    Abstract: A method and a profile manager for managing user and device profiles for response to one or more incidents include monitoring inputs related to one or more networks, a plurality of devices, and the one or more incidents; determining application requirements and profile configurations for the plurality of devices based on the inputs from the one or more networks and the one or more incidents; and for each of the plurality of devices, providing applications based on the application requirements if required and providing the profile configurations for operation on the one or more networks during the one or more incidents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Marianne J. Stanke, James A. Marocchi, Daniel J. Naylor, Hemang F. Patel, Francesca Schuler
  • Patent number: 9378044
    Abstract: The current document is directed to a machine-learning-based subsystem, included within a virtualization layer, that learns, over time, how to accurately predict operational characteristics for the virtual machines executing within the virtual execution environment provided by the virtualization layer that result from changes to the states of the virtual machines. When the virtualization layer receives requests that, if satisfied, would result in a change of the state of one or more virtual machines, the virtualization layer uses operational characteristics predicted by the machine-learning-based subsystem from virtual-machine resource-allocation states that would obtain by satisfying the requests. When the predicted operational characteristics are indicative of potential non-optimality, instability, or unpredictability of virtualized-computer-system operation, the virtualization layer anticipates a deleterious state change and undertakes preventative measures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Kumar Gaurav, Piyush Bharat Masrani
  • Patent number: 9378511
    Abstract: Techniques for enabling real-time enterprise workforce management over a telecom network are provided. The techniques include receiving real-time workforce information from one or more telecom networks, and using the real-time information for dynamic load optimization to enable real-time enterprise workforce management.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Girish Bhimrao Chafle, Dipanjan Chakraborty, Koustuv Dasgupta, Anant Kumar, Sumit Mittal, Sougata Mukherjea, Seema Nagar
  • Patent number: 9367877
    Abstract: A communication device may receive an employee skill certification badge request for: (i) a first employee of an insurance enterprise, and (ii) a first employee skill category of a plurality of potential categories. Information about the received may be stored, and a badge server may gather and store data (e.g., quantitative and/or qualitative data) in an electronic evidence file based the first employee's interactions with customers during normal performance of his or her employment. A first manager of the first employee may be determined, and the badge server may receive from the first manager an indication that the electronic evidence file meets a threshold criteria. Responsive to the received indication, the badge server may associate the first employee with the first employee skill certification badge and transmit data to cause display of an icon associated with the first employee skill certification badge on other remote devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: HARTFORD FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Jason K. Gallaway, Willis Duane Schmidt, Jr., Jodi Greenspan Kirsch, Richard A. Bowman, Senthil Theagarajan Nathan, Mark Richard Wagner, Bradley Adam Lynch
  • Patent number: 9336499
    Abstract: Previewing content included in an enterprise database associated with an enterprise system is disclosed. A first indication is received for an overlay object associated with an object from the enterprise database that is being displayed. an action list is dynamically determined associated with the object being displayed using a first method to retrieve actions from the enterprise system that are associated with the object being displayed. The action list is provided to the overlay object. Content associated with the object is dynamically determined using a second method to retrieve content from the enterprise system. The content is provided to the overlay object. The overlay object is displayed to preview the content included in the enterprise database and to provide the action list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Workday, Inc.
    Inventors: Khurram Mahmood, Michael Bonadio, Lance Christmann
  • Patent number: 9331952
    Abstract: Provided are a computer program product, system, and method for modifying an assignment of nodes to roles in a computing environment. There are a plurality of resource thresholds for each of a plurality of roles, wherein each role defines a type of operations and node resource usage for the nodes, and a measurement of node resource usage for the nodes. For at least one of the node, operations are performed comprising: determining at least one of the roles assigned to the node; determining a role resource threshold for each role assigned to the node; determining whether the measured node resource usage at the node exceeds the determined role resource thresholds for each role assigned to the node, wherein the role having the determined resource threshold exceeded by the node resource usage comprises a role to adjust; and determining a modification of the assignment of nodes to the role to adjust.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nikhil Khandelwal, Benjamin S. Terris, Richard A. Welp
  • Patent number: 9319343
    Abstract: Provided are a computer program product, system, and method for modifying an assignment of nodes to roles in a computing environment. There are a plurality of resource thresholds for each of a plurality of roles, wherein each role defines a type of operations and node resource usage for the nodes, and a measurement of node resource usage for the nodes. For at least one of the node, operations are performed comprising: determining at least one of the roles assigned to the node; determining a role resource threshold for each role assigned to the node; determining whether the measured node resource usage at the node exceeds the determined role resource thresholds for each role assigned to the node, wherein the role having the determined resource threshold exceeded by the node resource usage comprises a role to adjust; and determining a modification of the assignment of nodes to the role to adjust.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nikhil Khandelwal, Benjamin S. Terris, Richard A. Welp
  • Patent number: 9304760
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and system for identifying collaborators is described. One or more software developers may be mapped to one or more software code elements. One or more expert rankings of the one or more software developers may be determined with respect to the one or more software code elements. One or more current code elements associated with an active software developer may be identified. A request for assistance from an expert may be received from the active software developer. One or more potential experts may be identified based upon, at least in part, the one or more current code elements and the one or more expert rankings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Laurence A. Hey, Jr., William J. Izard, Matthew J. Ponsford
  • Patent number: 9229834
    Abstract: An online application system and a method for implementing an online application system are disclosed. A method for implementing the online application system includes a) receiving a user search request from a user browser; b) searching for a match according to the search request and obtaining an online application that matches with the search request to form a search result page; and c) presenting the online application before the user browser in a form as a canvas page which is embedded in the search result page and is directly accessible from the search result page. The present disclosure also provides an online application system. The technical solutions disclosed herein allow a user to directly search out an online application via a search engine without a need to click multi-level linkages, thereby providing a quick and convenient search process which enhances the users' experiences with networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Baidu Online Network Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yanhong Li, Jianting Zhu, Jinrong Wang, Jun Zhou