Calendaring For A Resource Patents (Class 705/7.24)
  • Patent number: 10515332
    Abstract: Logistics data includes a plurality of shipments, each including deliveries tied to a purchase order line item (POLI). Each of the deliveries has a delivery quantity and a post goods issue (PGI) date. The logistics data further includes a plurality of logistics services for the plurality of shipments including deliveries tied to the POLI. A multi-mode shipment has a plurality of sequential logistics services. The logistics data includes a plurality of deliveries tied to the POLI, wherein a goods received (GR) quantity and a GR date is determined for each of the deliveries. The processor provides a display of the PGI date and the GR date for the multi-mode shipment. The processor calculates the goods received (GR) date for a purchase order line item (POLI) based on multiple shipments tied to the POLI and multiple GRs tied to the POLI entered at a field location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Landmark Graphics Corporation
    Inventors: James Alan Bielefeldt, Dhirendra Diwan, Timothy L. Horvath, John Joseph Vogt
  • Patent number: 10482403
    Abstract: According to embodiments illustrated herein, a method is provided for designing an image-analysis task. The method includes receiving one or more first target values of one or more output parameters of the image-analysis task from a requester through a GUI. Thereafter, one or more first values of one or more input parameters, associated with the image-analysis task, corresponding to the one or more first target values are determined based on the one of more first target values and a model. The model corresponds to a relationship between the one or more input parameters and the one or more output parameters. Further, the one or more first values of the one or more input parameters are presented to the requester through the GUI. The requester at least provides one or more second target values of the one or more output parameters through the GUI, based on the presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: CONDUENT BUSINESS SERVICES, LLC
    Inventor: Alvaro E Gil
  • Patent number: 10478705
    Abstract: A method for sports communication and collaboration using client devices engaging a network, and an administrative memory with processor, the memory having individual user information profiles; an authentication component; a tournament database model; a registration and ranking component; a financial component; an automatic team creation component; and an operational management component that automatically; creates a tournament play sequence, tracks and calculate results, and a ranking for each individual user information profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: DOGS, JR. LLC
    Inventors: Jan Pasternak, Roger Lee Workman, George Ellis Elam, Jr., Suzanne R. Levine, Deborah S. Wernet
  • Patent number: 10452466
    Abstract: An example method includes receiving one or more cross-platform system maintenance rules that are generated by and sent from a central server computing system, determining a type of software operating system currently being executed by a client computing system, determining, based on the one or more cross-platform system maintenance rules and further based on the type of software operating system, one or more platform-specific system maintenance rules that specify one or more platform-specific system maintenance operations and scheduling information, and determining, based on scheduling information identified by the one or more platform-specific system maintenance rules, a schedule indicating when to perform the one or more platform-specific system maintenance operations. The example method includes initiating performance of the one or more platform-specific system maintenance operations in accordance with the schedule, collecting one or more results, and generating and sending at least one summary report.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: ARCHITECTURE TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tyler J. Mitchell, Kenneth McVearry
  • Patent number: 10445673
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer-readable storage devices, for predictive models for electric power grid maintenance. In some implementations, one or more computers receive data indicating a maintenance action to be performed for a utility system (e.g., an electric power delivery system, a water system, a gas distribution system), a location for the maintenance action, and environmental conditions at the location. In some examples, the one or more computers also receive data indicating a training level, incident history, or health status of a worker assigned to perform the maintenance action. The one or more computers generate outcome scores for the maintenance action using a model generated from records for maintenance performed by multiple utilities. The one or more computers access mapping data indicating a mapping of the multiple types of potential outcomes with a plurality of maintenance plan elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: American Public Power Assocation Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Hofmann, Michael John Hyland
  • Patent number: 10406422
    Abstract: A sports communication and collaboration transactional platform with client devices engaging a network, and an administrative memory with processor, the memory having individual user information profiles; an authentication component; a tournament database model; a registration and ranking component; a financial component; an automatic team creation component; and an operational management component that automatically; creates a tournament play sequence, tracks and calculate results, and a ranking for each individual user information profile the platform communicating via the network to financial and medical servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventors: Jan Pasternak, Roger Lee Workman, Suzanne R. Levine, Deborah S. Wernet
  • Patent number: 10304038
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for integrating rich media into a scalable, multi-user, web-based calendar system having multiple interconnected web-based interfaces. Rich media refers to digital media that exhibit either, or a combination, of dynamic or interactive properties, including video content, audio content, graphical content, hyperlinks, or browser-based applications to such content, that are associated with a particular calendar event. Rich media events are created and stored in a central repository, and are accessible for adding to users' own calendar events. Rich media calendar events include display templates that define display characteristics for the rich media calendar event. Display templates also provide rich media applications for rendering and displaying the rich media content in the event. Delivery schedules are employed to automatically control the display of rich media calendar events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventors: Arup Kanjilal, Chinhao David Lee
  • Patent number: 10216394
    Abstract: Selectively shared and filtered personal information collections are provided. Personal information collections include calendars, task lists, address books, and other collections of information that may be provided by personal information manager (PIM) software. Personal information collections published on a server may be limited on a user-by-user basis as to who may access the collections. Furthermore, collections may be automatically filtered based on a rolling window of dates, reducing file size and maintaining privacy of items outside the rolling window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ralph Abdo, Darrin N. Hatakeda, Eric F. Wong, Theodore L. Michel, Cameron Stillion
  • Patent number: 10207173
    Abstract: A computer assisted sports communication and collaboration transactional platform with client devices engaging a network, and an administrative memory with processor, the memory having individual user information profiles; an authentication component; a tournament database model; a registration and ranking component; a financial component; an automatic team creation component; and an operational management component that automatically; creates a tournament play sequence, tracks and calculate results, and a ranking for each individual user information profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventors: Jan Pasternak, Roger Lee Workman, George Ellis Elam, Jr., Suzanne R. Levine, Deborah S. Wernet
  • Patent number: 10147059
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an automated cross-dock management system configured to optimize moves on a cross-dock. The automated cross-dock management system uses inbound manifest data to calculate ordered move instructions for all inbound movable platforms, inbound modular decks, and inbound freight. The ordered move instructions can be assigned to be carried out by manual conveyance vehicles or by automated guided vehicles based upon a plurality of criteria. The automated cross-dock management system is also able to detect damaged freight on the cross-dock using a combination of streams from video cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: INNOVATIVE LOGISTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Patrick Sullivan, Jefferson Maldonado, Shannon Lively, Kerry Jenkins, Jonathan McCormack, Jeremy Sloan
  • Patent number: 10095487
    Abstract: A device may obtain program code, determine variables based on the program code, execute or analyze the program code, and determine values of the variables based on the executing or analyzing. The device may determine a range for each variable based on positions of at least one significant digit for the values. The range may be determined based on a count of a quantity of occurrences of the at least one significant digit for the values. The device may determine relationships between the variables based on the executing or analyzing, and may determine one or more effects on the range for the variables based on the relationships between the variables. The device may generate a visualization that presents the range for the variables, the relationships between the variables, and the one or more effects on the range for the variables, and may provide the visualization for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: The MathWorks, Inc.
    Inventors: Vaidehi Venkatesan, Thomas A. Bryan, Julia P. Wall
  • Patent number: 10059219
    Abstract: An exemplary electric vehicle includes a data storage module to hold a range of past energy consumption rates for an electric vehicle, and a controller to calculate a predicted energy consumption for the electric vehicle based on variations in the past energy consumption rates across the range. An exemplary vehicle assembly includes a data storage module to hold a range of past energy consumption rates for an electric vehicle, and a controller configured to calculate a predicted energy consumption for the electric vehicle based on variations in the range. An operation of the electric vehicle is configured to alter in response to the predicted energy consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Shiqi Qiu, Jason Meyer, Fling Tseng, Sangeetha Sangameswaran
  • Patent number: 10054929
    Abstract: Methods and systems for generating sensor data, wherein the sensor data includes measured transit time information for items flowing through a work process, accessing a set of control data for one or more machine tool workstations and accounting data for the work process, calculating a standard deviation of the measured transit time information, calculating an achievable minimum WIP for at least one of the workstations using current values of workstation performance parameters, receiving input including: information identifying process improvement projects and corresponding predictive performance parameter values, and information identifying resources available for process improvement, for the at least one of the workstations: determining an achievable minimum WIP using the corresponding predictive performance parameter values, determining a reduction in minimum WIP based on the difference between the achievable minimum WIP for the current performance parameter values and the predictive performance parameter
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventor: Michael L. George
  • Patent number: 10055772
    Abstract: A method of comparing products is disclosed. The method includes selecting a first configuration (which represents a first product with a first attribute), selecting a second configuration (which represents a second product with a second attribute), and displaying the first attribute and the second attribute. The first attribute is defined in the first configuration and the second attribute is defined in the second configuration. The first and second products may be, for example, vehicles of some sort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Versata Development Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher M. Connors, Andrew F. Miller, Joshua P. Walsky, James Singh, Andrew Leamon, Jeffrey R. VanDyke
  • Patent number: 9626437
    Abstract: A search request from a user is received wherein the search request includes a search framework profile and at least one search term. Scheduling information is accessed from the search framework profile and a search operation is scheduled for execution in accordance with the at least one search term and search scheduling information. An indication that the search request is scheduled for execution is returned to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory M. Plow, Farrokh E. Pourmirzaie
  • Patent number: 9509632
    Abstract: Technologies are generally described for systems and methods effective to efficiently schedule a workload in a cloud computing system. In one example, calendar data is collected from respective sets of devices associated with respective sets of subscribers and a workload to be performed at a specific time or range of time is predicted based in part on an analysis of calendar data. Moreover, timing data associated with a set of predicted requests is determined based on the analysis and at least a portion of cloud computing resources that service the set of predicted requests are dynamically scheduled based on timing data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventors: Zhen Shen, Xuefeng Song
  • Patent number: 9129318
    Abstract: A system and method for allocating suppliers to customers locate a plurality of suppliers in a geographical information system. Relative capability associated with each of the plurality of suppliers is determined. For each supplier in the plurality of suppliers, the system and method generate lines by linking said each supplier to neighboring suppliers in the plurality of suppliers, establish relative capability points on the lines between said each supplier and the neighboring suppliers, and define boundaries of a coverage region associated with said each supplier based on the relative capability points. A customer located in the coverage region is allocated to the associated supplier of the coverage region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hong W. Ding, Jin Dong, Young M. Lee, Minmin Qiu, Changrui Ren, Wei CRL Wang
  • Patent number: 9082234
    Abstract: Various exemplary embodiments of the present invention will provide methods and systems for automatic tracking and reporting of refunds for parcels for which the United States Postage Service (the “USPS”) fails to provide delivery to the designated delivery address by a guaranteed delivery date. Various embodiments of the present invention will automatically detect a parcel for which a delivery date has been guaranteed, but for which the USPS failed to make delivery by the guaranteed delivery date. For such guaranteed delivery failures, various embodiments of the present invention will display an online report to the user, or will send an electronic report of the failure, such as by electronic mail (“email”), to the user that printed the corresponding USPS Express Mail postage, or will otherwise notify the user of, or make available to the user information regarding, such failures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Stamps.com Inc.
    Inventor: John Roland Clem
  • Patent number: 9053164
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method, system, and computer program product for identifying data synchronization problems between data in different databases. The method includes: providing first and second databases containing common data; generating a summary of the common data as present in the first database; generating a summary of the common data as present in the second database; determining at least one delta value for the common data between the first and second databases; and generating an analysis view displaying the summary of the common data as present in the first database, the summary of the common data as present in the second database, and the at least one delta value for the common data between the first and second databases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew J. Bangel, Gregory V. Feeney, Robert G. Madsen, James A. Martin, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150142494
    Abstract: Computer-aided systems and methods of scheduling resources, such as human resources and temporary human resources in particular, including steps of forecasting a required revenue for an operation in at least one desired time slot, reviewing historical revenue data of said operation or a similar operation, analysing said required revenue and said historical revenue and determining a work effort metric for said at least one desired time slot to meet said required revenue, generated or selecting a template for said at least one desired time slot showing the desired said work effort metric, and filling said template by allocating specific resources to said at least one desired time slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Kent Zein Kien YAP, Philip Martin JORDAN, Vilosh Marion BRITO
  • Publication number: 20150142499
    Abstract: A system tool that provides dispatchers in power grid control centers with a capability to manage changes. Included is a user interface and a plurality of scheduler engines. Each scheduler engine is configured to look ahead at different time frames to forecast system conditions and alter generation patterns within the different time frames. A comprehensive operating plan holds schedules generated by the plurality of scheduler engines. A relational database is coupled to the comprehensive operating plan. Input data is initially received from the relational database for each scheduling engine, and thereafter the relational database receives data from the scheduling engines relative to forecast system conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: David Sun, Kwok Cheung, Xing Wang, But-Chung Chiu, Ying Xiao
  • Patent number: 9003274
    Abstract: The illustrative embodiments provide for a system and recordable type medium for representing actions in a data processing system. A table is generated. The table comprises a plurality of rows and columns. Ones of the columns represent corresponding ones of computer applications that can start or stop in parallel with each other in a data processing system. Ones of the rows represent corresponding ones of sequences of actions within a corresponding column. Additionally, the table represents a definition of relationships among memory address spaces, wherein the table represents when each particular address space is started or stopped during one of a start-up process, a recovery process, and a shut-down process. The resulting table is stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Joseph John Katnic
  • Patent number: 8989886
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a method includes defining a sequence of process resources. Each of the process resources is for performing at least one respective task on a work item. The method further includes calculating a resource utilization metric for each of the process resources. The method also includes displaying a representation of at least a portion of the sequence of process resources. The representation includes image elements that each have a dimension that is inversely proportional to the resource utilization metric for the process resource represented by the image element in question.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Boris Oliver Kneisel, Miriam Suchet
  • Publication number: 20150058064
    Abstract: Accessing an energy management policy for a plurality of devices is described, wherein the devices are coupled with a first structure. The energy usage of the devices is monitored. An energy usage rule and energy usage is then compared. The energy management policy and energy usage is also compared. Based on the comparing, an instruction is generated to modify an energy usage profile of said device to correlate with the energy usage rule associated with the devices and the energy management policy, thereby enabling efficient energy management.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Jason C. Weaver, Bradley A. Kayton
  • Publication number: 20150051938
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide systems, methods, and apparatus for receiving input information including at least one of generator parameters, energy output requirements, fuel cost, fuel availability, and a maintenance schedule; creating a resource model based on the input information wherein creating the resource model includes linearizing a quadratic objective function and linearizing a quadratic gas constraints function; generating an optimized operating schedule, fuel mix, and allocation plan from the resource model based on the input information; and controlling the generator resources to optimally meet energy output requirements using the operating schedule fuel mix, and allocation plan. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Tao Li, Ashmin Mansingh
  • Publication number: 20150051939
    Abstract: A production plan planning method having: receiving, by a computer, an order including production time information on a product in a received order condition as received order information; searching, by the computer, the production schedule information storage part for production schedule information on the product stored in the received order information; allocating, by the computer, production schedule information on each process for the at least one first component to the retrieved production schedule information; and controlling, by the computer, the allocated production schedule information on the each process to take over the production time information, the third step comprising allocating production schedule information satisfying the production time information included in the received order condition of the received order information to the each process, the fourth step comprising controlling the respective allocated processes to sequentially take over production time information on a first process
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Takaaki Komura, Ken Igarashi, Katsuaki Nakamizo, Daisuke Shida
  • Publication number: 20150039357
    Abstract: Techniques for on demand business resource management are disclosed. In one particular exemplary embodiment, the techniques may be realized as a method for on demand business resource management including receiving, from a requester, a request via a network for a business resource. The method may further include authenticating the requestor, determining, using at least one computer processor, whether one or more available business resources match the request, providing an interactive graphical user interface indicating available business resources, wherein the interactive graphical user interface is configured to update the interactive graphical user interface to indicate available business resources meeting the business resource criteria, and displaying via the graphical user interface indications of one or more people associated with the available business resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: LIVELYHOOD, INC.
    Inventors: Adam SEGAL, Jeremy SCOTT
  • Patent number: 8948734
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for declining, attaching, and editing patient context to mobile voice communication are provided. Patient demographic or alert information is attached to items within call histories associated with voice communication which are stored in the EMR and utilized for later analysis (e.g., analytics, patient progress, billing, reimbursement, staff scheduling, patient acuity, and the like). In embodiments, the context is declined, attached, or edited to items from the call history. In embodiments, the context is attached to items in the call history when the voice communication is initiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Christopher Vaglio, Matt Ryan Anderson
  • Patent number: 8942839
    Abstract: The description refers to a method, computer program product, and computer system for displaying a chart for production planning. The chart includes a timeline, a material area associated with each of one or more materials and a resource area associated with each of one or more resources. The chart also includes a material sufficiency indicator provided within one or more of the material areas to indicate whether or not a sufficient amount of the associated material is available at one or more identified times to meet a demand of the one or more scheduled operations. The chart includes a scheduling hint that is displayed within a material area when an operation identifier has been selected. The scheduling hint identifies one or more portions within the material area for a material as providing either sufficient material or insufficient material for performance of the operation associated with the selected operation identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Bernhard Lokowandt, Stefan Siebert
  • Publication number: 20150006228
    Abstract: A system includes definition of a time dimension as a formula exception aggregation reference dimension of a stock coverage measure, modification of filters of a demand measure to retrieve demand values outside a time filter of a cell, retrieval of individual values of the demand measure for each value of the time dimension, generation of a table comprising, for each value of a stock measure, values of the demand measure needed to calculate the stock coverage measure, and determination of the stock coverage measure based on the table and on the formula exception aggregation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Wilking, Stefan Dipper, Sebastian Schroetel
  • Publication number: 20140379410
    Abstract: A method creates an electronically formatted schedule for imaging examinations. The method includes receiving a set of imaging examination orders, determining a protocol for each imaging examination order in the set of imaging examination orders, identifying an expected examination time duration of each of the protocols, and creating the electronically formatted schedule based on the expected examination time durations. A computing apparatus (102) includes an input device (110) that receives a set of imaging examination orders, an information extractor (202) that extracts information that determines a protocol of each imaging examination orders in the set, an expected examination duration identifier (206) that identifies an expected examination time duration of each of the protocols, and a schedule creator (220) that creates an electronically formatted schedule for the set of imaging examination orders based on the expected examination time durations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Chun-chieh Lee
  • Publication number: 20140372167
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for determining workload reservations in a virtual or cloud computing environment, the method comprising: determining a workload to be booked and a time for which the booking is to be placed in the environment; modeling a future demand in the environment; modeling a future supply of hosts in the environment based on data obtained from the environment; executing a placement analysis using a future demand model, a future supply model, and at least one policy indicative of parameters of the placement; and using a result of the placement analysis in completing or rejecting a booking for the workload.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: Andrew D. HILLIER
  • Publication number: 20140358618
    Abstract: A method for creating a budget is disclosed. The method comprises defining a multi-dimensional data structure comprising a plurality of data containers, each to hold items of budgeting data corresponding to a first fiscal year. Each data container is assigned a unique identifier indicative of the data it is intended to hold, which data is generated by a data module. For a second fiscal year, updating the data structure to include new data containers to hold items of budgeting data corresponding to the second fiscal year; and generating budgeting data to be stored in the new cells by the data module, responsive to a single click.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: APPCOMPUTING, INC
    Inventors: Jack Yu, Sachin Chaudhari, Devadutta Gude, Maria Savarimuthu Rajakannimariyan
  • Publication number: 20140344001
    Abstract: Example embodiments relate to a resource market based on reusable usage points and usage periods. In example embodiments, a system may maintain multiple resources provided by at least one resource provider, each resource being accessible by a user. The system may maintain multiple consecutive usage periods, during which the user can use resources of the multiple resources. The system may maintain, for the user, a number of usage points that may be exchanged by the user for usage of at least one of the multiple resources. Each usage point may be associated with a particular usage period of the multiple consecutive usage periods. The system may, for each usage point, allow the user to allocate, re-allocate or refrain from allocating the usage point to a particular resource during the usage period associated with the particular usage point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Christina Aperjis, Filippo Balestrieri, Bernardo Huberman
  • Patent number: 8886551
    Abstract: The invention provides systems and methods for improving the job scheduling structure of an organization by raising the job scheduling maturity level of the organization. In one embodiment, a plurality of job management maturity levels may be defined and arranged in a hierarchy. Current job management information may then be received from the organization regarding the organization's current job management structure. Using this current job management information, a current job management maturity level may be determined from the plurality of maturity levels. A target maturity level may then be selected from the plurality of job management maturity levels. One or more maturation operations may be devised that, when implemented, shift the organization to the target maturity level. The one or more maturation operations may then be performed, thus, shifting the organization to the target maturity level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Offenberg
  • Publication number: 20140330610
    Abstract: Methods, systems and computer readable media for visual schedule building are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Alan Weeks, Sean Weeks
  • Publication number: 20140330611
    Abstract: The disclosure facilitates generation of energy-related revenue for an energy customer of an electricity supplier. The disclosure herein can be implemented to generate suggested operating schedules for energy assets that include a controllable energy asset, using an objective function. The objective function is determined based on a dynamic simulation model of the energy profile of the energy assets. The dynamic simulation model is adaptive to physical changes in the energy assets based at least in part on a physical model of the thermodynamic property of the at least one energy asset and at least in part on data representative of an operation characteristic of the controllable energy asset, a thermodynamic property of the energy assets, and/or a projected environmental condition. Energy-related revenue available to the energy customer is based at least in part on a wholesale electricity market or on a regulation market.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Alain P. Steven, Eunice B. Hameyie
  • Patent number: 8881244
    Abstract: An approach for authorizing access to computing resources (e.g., electronic files) based on calendar events (e.g., meetings of a user) in a networked computing environment (e.g., a cloud computing environment) is provided. A portion/segment (e.g., private cloud) of the networked computing environment may be designated for storing at least one electronic file to be shared (e.g., as stored in a computer storage device associated with the portion). The portion of the networked computing environment may then be associated (e.g., graphically) with an electronic calendar entry (e.g., a meeting having a set of attendees). Based on the calendar entry, a set of users (e.g., the meeting attendees) authorized to access the at least one electronic file may be determined based on the electronic calendar entry. Thereafter, access (e.g., a related permissions) to the at least one electronic file may be authorized for the set of users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kulvir S. Bhogal, Lisa Seacat DeLuca, Robert R. Peterson
  • Publication number: 20140324510
    Abstract: Methods and systems for maximizing the proportion of renewable energy relative to the total energy used during the charging of electrically powered vehicles are described. The methods and systems contemplate the acquisition, by a TSP, of data pertaining to the renewable energy mixture, i.e. the ratio of energy produced from renewable sources to energy produced from non-renewable sources, of the energy provided by one or more utility companies. Renewable energy mixture forecasts and information pertaining to charging and use of one or more vehicles are used to generate schedules for charging one or more electrically powered vehicles such that the use of renewable energy in vehicle charging is optimized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Vijay Vardhan, Mohan Jayaraman
  • Publication number: 20140316838
    Abstract: The invention relates to a decision support system (DSS, 1) for maintenance of renewable energy generators, such as wind turbine generator (WTG, 11). A forecasting module (FM, 21) outputs renewable power plant relevant parameters (PF) in a prediction window of time (TW), whereas an optimization module (OPT, 22) receives the relevant parameters (PF), and proposes a maintenance schedule (PROP-MAN) for the renewable power plant (WPP) in order to optimize the produced energy with respect to the demand in said predefined prediction window (TW). A renewable energy generator condition module (WT-CON, 23) outputs condition data into maintenance recommendations (REC-MAN) for one or more renewable energy generators. Finally, a renewable energy generator maintenance recommendation module (WTM, 24) is arranged to combine the proposed maintenance schedule and the maintenance recommendations into a final maintenance decision proposal (FIN-PROP-MAN).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Yu Zhou, Mohamed Faisal Bin Mohamed Salleh, Khoon Peng Lim, Rasmus Tarp Vinther
  • Publication number: 20140316839
    Abstract: A method for generating an LNG supply chain design. An LNG supply chain is modeled using a plurality of optimization models. Input data relevant to the modeled LNG supply chain is accepted. The input data is input into the optimization models. One or more solution algorithms are interfaced with the optimization models. The optimization models are nm using the interfaced solution algorithms to create an optimized supply chain design. The optimized supply chain design is outputted. Uncertainty is accounted for in the input data. The size, number, and design of ships, the number of berths and storage capacity at each LNG regasification terminal and LNG liquefaction terminal, and any other design decisions are treated as variables in the plurality of optimization models.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Kevin C. Furman, Vikas Goel, Samid A. Hoda, Nicolas Sawaya
  • Publication number: 20140310049
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for generating an optimized ship schedule to deliver liquefied natural gas (LNG) from one or more LNG liquefaction terminals to one or more LNG regasification terminals using a fleet of ships. A plurality of optimization models model an LNG supply chain. The LNG supply chain includes the one or more LNG liquefaction terminals, the one or more LNG regasification terminals, and the fleet of ships. An input device accepts a plurality of inputs relevant to the LNG supply chain. The plurality of inputs are configured to be input into the optimization models. One or more solution algorithms are interfaced with the optimization models. A processor runs the optimization models using the interfaced solution algorithms to create an optimized ship schedule. Uncertainty is accounted for in the optimized ship schedule. An output device outputs the optimized ship schedule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Vikas Goel, Kevin C. Furman, Samid A. Hoda, Nicolas Sawaya
  • Publication number: 20140304025
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and methods are described that can be used to generate an operating schedule for a controller of an energy storage asset that is in communication with a transport vehicle, based on an optimization process. The operating schedule is generated based on an operation characteristic of the energy storage asset, an energy-generating capacity of the transport vehicle in communication with the energy storage asset based on a motion of the transport vehicle, and a price associated with a market (including a regulation market and/or an energy market). Operation of the energy storage asset according to the generated operating schedule facilitates derivation of energy-related revenue, over a time period T. The energy-related revenue available to the energy customer over the time period T is based at least in part on the regulation market and/or the energy market.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: Viridity Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Alain P. Steven, Duncan K. Devore, Craig Stewart
  • Publication number: 20140304024
    Abstract: Disclosed is an employee vacation scheduling system for enabling an employee to purchase vacation travel services on the basis of the availability of the paid leaves thereof. The vacation scheduling system comprises a database comprising a plurality of employees wherein, each employee is associated with the number of paid leaves the employee is entitled to.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Amy Carenza
  • Patent number: 8849806
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for determining priority of data in a database managed by a computing device are provided. The data comprises a list of events, the computing device comprising a processing unit interconnected with a memory device and a display device. Context data is processing at the processing unit to determine a priority ranking for each of the items, wherein processing the context data to determine a priority ranking comprises at least one of processing attendance data, location, event data, and telephone record data. Respective areas of the display device are controlled to provide visual representations of each of the events, each respective area controlled according to the priority ranking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Blackberry Limited
    Inventors: David Ryan Walker, Gerhard Dietrich Klassen, James Andrew Godfrey, Scott Douglas Rose, Matthew Bells, Steven Henry Fyke
  • Patent number: 8849689
    Abstract: An appointment tracking and dynamic modification system is provided that is associated with an appointment scheduling application. A registered attending client/customer is assigned an appointment with a service provider and appointment data associated with the assigned appointment, including data indicating the location of the appointment and the time of the appointment, is obtained. The physical location and/or status of the registered attending client/customer, and/or service provider, is then monitored to calculate an estimated arrival time, and/or availability, of the registered attending client/customer, and/or service provider, at the appointment time and location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventors: Sridhar Jagannathan, Stoyan P. Kenderov, Eran Arbel
  • Patent number: 8818835
    Abstract: Generating budgeting information for a project is disclosed. An indication of a project phase and a time period associated with the project phase are received. Financial data associated with the project phase is received. Budgeting information is automatically generated based at least in part on the time period and the financial data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: DMA Ink
    Inventor: Donna Michelle Anderson
  • Publication number: 20140236661
    Abstract: An application and system are capable of taking file formatted data and using that data as an onboarding process to go live with a system to system business document exchange process. Using certain applications and systems, suppliers can automatically validate their data files using a certification tool and can request production of their various products. Certain systems can be operated without human intervention and can accommodate users in a variety of time zones. Certain systems may accommodate parallel validation by a human technician.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: WAL-MART STORES, INC.
    Inventors: Edward H. Sherrill, Donald Lawrence Cook, III
  • Patent number: 8812339
    Abstract: Non-pending tasks having no pending due dates (e.g., past due tasks) are scheduled with pending tasks having pending due dates by first generating a hypothetical schedule and then an actual schedule. The hypothetical schedule is generated by distributing hours to complete pending tasks as evenly as possible over as many days as possible up to respective due dates; then scheduling non-pending tasks during hours normally available for work and which are not distributed to pending tasks; and then recording as quasi due dates for respective non-pending tasks the dates that the respective non-pending tasks would be completed on the hypothetical schedule. The actual schedule is then generated by scheduling non-pending tasks with pending tasks in chronological order, according to pending due dates for pending tasks, and quasi due dates for non-pending tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: Jack D. Stone, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8812136
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for controlling a location automation system via computing device having access to a calendar database is provided. Calendar data, from the calendar database, is processed to determine that at least one location automation event controlled by the location automation system is affected by the calendar data. The location automation setting data is updated, based on the calendar data, such that the at least one location automation event occurs according to the calendar data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Blackberry Limited
    Inventors: Gaelle Christine Martin-Cocher, Sherryl Lee Lorraine Scott