Risk Analysis Patents (Class 705/7.28)
  • Patent number: 11042823
    Abstract: Provided is a technique that appropriately predicts the degree of influence of each risk on business indexes according to a production situation and determines risks to be managed. A storage unit stores a table that stores risk propagation model master information and risk information. A processing unit includes a risk correction unit that corrects the risk propagation model master information and the risk information for each product, using at least one of a degree of progress and a degree of pressure and a risk score calculation unit that calculates a risk score on the basis of the corrected risk propagation model master information and the corrected risk information. An output unit outputs the risk score for each product in each process to a screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuma Shiho, Masataka Tanaka, Kouichirou Haro, Tooru Morita, Masanobu Minato
  • Patent number: 11037191
    Abstract: A method for real-time measurement of campaign effectiveness includes: storing device profiles, each including a hashed device identifier, geographic location, and transaction entries including a transaction date and transaction data; receiving a data request including a start date, end date, merchant identifier, a plurality of device identifiers, and, for each device identifier, a category identifier of a set of category identifiers; generating a hashed identifier for each of the device identifiers; identifying, a device profile for each hashed device identifier; calculating purchase behaviors for each category based on transaction data in transaction data entries that include a transaction date between the start date and end date that are included in each identified device profile that is associated with the respective category and includes a geographic location corresponding to the merchant identifier; and transmitting at least one of: the calculated purchase behaviors and one or more metrics based thereon
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Todd Christian Lowenberg, Serge Bernard, Adam Michael Granoff, Rohit Chauhan
  • Patent number: 11037208
    Abstract: One or more data assets associated with a data repository of a given enterprise is identified. Each of the one or more data assets is tagged with economic driver metadata that links each of the one or more data assets to at least one economic driver category from a plurality of economic driver categories associated with the given enterprise. At least one economic value is calculated for each of the one or more data assets based on the at least one economic driver category linked to each of the one or more data assets. Calculated economic values for the one or more data assets are stored in a valuation data structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Todd, Anand Singh, Sudhir Vijendra
  • Patent number: 11023812
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a system for predicting one or more events and mitigating the impact of the one or more events. The system is typically configured for presenting a list of exposures to a user via an event prediction application user interface, prompting the user to select an exposure from the list of exposures, receiving a selection of the exposure and at least one option from the user device, determining type of the exposure based on the at least one option, determining one or more distribution models based on the type of the exposure, estimating occurrence of the one or more events associated with the exposure using at least one distribution model from the one or more distribution models, and in response to estimating the occurrence of the one or more events, triggering one or more automated counter measures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brandon Sloane, John Brian Costello
  • Patent number: 11010702
    Abstract: A model management system receives data for an inventory of models including data regarding issues for each of the models. The model management system determines a model risk score for each of the models based on the issues for each of the models. As the issues are opened and closed, the model management system receives updates and in real-time, updates the model risk score. The model risk score can be determined using a severity assigned to each issue for each of the open issues for a given model as well as the number of issues at each severity. Risk scores can be calculated across a line of business and across an enterprise, for example. The model management system also provides one or more of: model development, model validation, model integration, model use, model maintenance, and model retirement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Tapan Shah, Steve Cardinale, Casey A. Bennett, John V. Hintze, Jason Hilliard, Simon Cann, Kevin D. Oden
  • Patent number: 11010151
    Abstract: A method and system for processing a plurality of unordered software patches for one or more computer readable software programs configured to be executed in a computer system. The unordered software patches are obtained. The unordered software patches include relationship information for defining a relationship the unordered software patches have with a second software patch. For each unordered software patch, the relationship information of the unordered software patch is analyzed to determine the relationship the unordered software patch has with the second software patch. An entry for each unordered software patch is stored in a relationship data store in the data processing system or computer system. The entry comprises dependency data representative of the determined relationship the unordered software patch has with the second software patch. The unordered software patches are ordered based on the dependency data in the relationship data store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ian M. Hodges, Michael Vrakopoulos, Payal Mehta, Stephen Evans, Stephen Hurst, Andrew Wright
  • Patent number: 11003679
    Abstract: A data source integration architecture is provided for integrating application systems with an analytics system for user querying and data retrieval. The integration includes flexibly configuring base data sources as defined by an analytical model of an application system, such as an OEM application. In response to a query, metadata is fetched from an application server, where the metadata may contain a description of underlying artifacts of the structural part of the analytical model. During query generation, these specific views are injected into a query view and a parametrization is added for data source modulation. In addition, a flexible configuration of the final shape of the base data source specifically allows for the requirements of the OEM application to be addressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Peter Weddeling, Tobias Hoehmann, Bare Said
  • Patent number: 10997193
    Abstract: A method and system for managing queries in business intelligence platforms. It is determined that at least one requirement to complete a first query exceeds a threshold and in response, a redacted report failing to exceed the threshold is generated. The first query requests data from at least one business intelligence content from a first geographical region. In response to detecting a rejection, by a user, of the redacted report after the user had been prompted, to accept or reject the redacted report: (i) the first query is converted to a second query configured to be used by an Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) program from a second geographical region; and (ii) a report responsive to the first query is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Arun Balasubramanyan, Yuntao Liu, Pamela K. Prinz, Mary E. Rudden, John A. Tobasco
  • Patent number: 10999130
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes generating, by one or more processors, a hyperlink targeting a Uniform Resource Locator (URL), detecting a selection of the generated hyperlink by one or more social entities across one or more social networks, generating a report, wherein the generated report includes analytical details regarding the selection of the generated hyperlink by the one or more social entities, and providing the generated report to a user associated with a protected social entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: ZeroFOX, Inc.
    Inventors: James Foster, Evan Blair, Christopher B. Cullison, Robert Francis
  • Patent number: 10999140
    Abstract: A method and associated systems for predicting a degree of risk associated with a planned change to a computer server or other electronic component. A computerized change-management system receives Probability and Impact inputs derived from user-derived input, from which it determines a Baseline risk of change failure. The system processes mined data to determine an historic change-failure rate as a function of a type of change, and computes a predictive incident probability based on a predictive analytics engine's forecast of whether a particular type of server will be problematic. The system then computes a final Change Risk by adjusting the Baseline risk as a function of the historic change-failure rate, the predictive incident-probability, and a Baseline-specific weighting factor. If the resulting Change Risk is judged to be elevated, the system initiates collateral actions and notifications intended to reduce the probability and impact of a change failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Firas Bouz, Pawel Jasionowski
  • Patent number: 10984473
    Abstract: Techniques and apparatus for providing peer-based management of user accounts are described. In one embodiment, for example, an apparatus may include at least one memory and logic coupled to the at least one memory. The logic may be configured to determine a total entity risk value representing a risk position of an entity comprising at least one segment, generate a plurality of risk tokens, each of the plurality of risk tokens having a token value that is a portion of the total risk value, determine a total segment risk value for the at least one segment, the total segment risk value representing a portion of the total entity risk value allocated to the at least one segment, and distribute the plurality of risk tokens to the at least one segment of the entity to correspond with the total segment risk value. Other embodiments are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventor: Anthony Johnson
  • Patent number: 10977556
    Abstract: Certain embodiments involve generating or optimizing a neural network for risk assessment. The neural network can be generated using a relationship between various predictor variables and an outcome (e.g., a condition's presence or absence). The neural network can be used both for accurately determining risk indicators or other outputs using predictor variables and for determining adverse action codes explaining the predictor variables' effect or an amount of impact on the risk indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: EQUIFAX INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Turner, Michael McBurnett
  • Patent number: 10963517
    Abstract: Methods, systems, apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage medium, for generating rendering data. The method includes actions of receiving a stream of real-time data, analyzing the stream of real-time data to detect a set of one or more attributes associated with a real-time event, identifying, based on the one or more attributes, one or more data records representing an event-outcome pair, wherein an outcome in the event-outcome pair includes data identifying a content item, obtaining historical data associated with the content item, and generating rendering data including data for rendering a first layer representing real-time data specifying a current value of the content item as an overlay to a second layer representing the obtained historical data associated with the content item, with each of the rendered layers being juxtaposed to one or more specified portions of the graphical user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Kensho Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Eli Rosen, Joseph Ong, Luis Carli, Leonid Taycher, Adam Broun
  • Patent number: 10963829
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with defining and evaluating a project initiative are described. In one embodiment, a method includes displaying an initiative definition interface for use in defining the project initiative for an entity. The example method may also include receiving an objective definition, a capability definition, a benefit definition, and an implementation roadmap definition through the initiative definition interface. The example method may also include assigning ranks to the objective definition, the capability definition, the benefit definition, and the implementation roadmap definition based upon a definition completeness metric. The example method may also include generating an initiative viability score based upon the ranks. The example method may also include displaying an initiative redefinition suggestion for redefining the project initiative based upon the initiative viability score being below a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventor: Joseph E. Delrossi
  • Patent number: 10965517
    Abstract: Systems are provided for logging transactions in heterogeneous networks that include a combination of one or more instrumented components and one or more non-instrumented components. The instrumented components are configured to generate impersonated log records for the non-instrumented components involved in the transaction processing hand-offs with the instrumented components. The impersonated log records are persisted with other log records that are generated by the instrumented components in a transaction log that is maintained by a central logging system to reflect a complete flow of the transaction processing performed on the object, including the flow through the non-instrumented component(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: David Christopher Wright, Arijit Chatterjee, Qingqing Yuan, Praveen Kumar Barli, Basaveshwar S. Hiremath, Nosheen M. Syed
  • Patent number: 10963572
    Abstract: In an illustrative embodiment, methods and systems for cybersecurity assessment of an organization's technology infrastructure include identifying features of the technology infrastructure and automatically generating a threat profile relevant to both the technology infrastructure and the organization's business (and/or business objectives), where the threat profile includes potential threat actors and threat scenarios applicable to the technology infrastructure. The methods and systems may include evaluating cybersecurity controls of the organization's technology infrastructure in light of the threat profile to identify and rate vulnerabilities within the technology infrastructure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Aon Global Operations SE Singapore Branch
    Inventors: Anthony R. Belfiore, Jr., Mani Dhesi, Adam Peckman, Joseph Martinez
  • Patent number: 10951958
    Abstract: A system for assessing authenticity of modified content includes a computing platform having a hardware processor and a memory storing a software code including a neural network trained to assess the authenticity of modified content generated based on baseline digital content and including one or more modifications to the baseline digital content. The hardware processor executes the software code to use the neural network to receive the modified content and to assess the authenticity of each of the one or more modifications to the baseline digital content to produce one or more authenticity assessments corresponding respectively to the one or more modifications to the baseline digital content. The hardware processor is also configured to execute the software code to generate an authenticity evaluation of the modified content based on the one or more authenticity assessments, and to output the authenticity evaluation for rendering on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Arana, Edward C. Drake, Miquel Angel Farre Guiu, Anthony M. Accardo
  • Patent number: 10938678
    Abstract: A device may obtain ticket data relating to a set of tickets, and process the ticket data to generate a ticket analysis model that is a clustering based natural language analysis model of natural language text associated with tickets of the set of tickets. The device may classify the set of tickets using the ticket analysis model, may determine an automation plan for at least one class of ticket determined based on classifying the set of tickets, and may implement the automation plan to configure an automatic ticket resolution or ticket generation mitigation procedure for the at least one class of ticket. The device may receive a ticket after configuring the automatic ticket resolution or ticket generation mitigation procedure, may classify, using the ticket analysis model, the ticket into the at least one class of ticket, and may automatically implement a response action for the ticket based on classifying the ticket and using the automatic ticket resolution or ticket generation mitigation procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Bhaskar Ghosh, Mohan Sekhar, Rajendra T. Prasad, Luke Higgins, Koushik Vijayaraghavan, Rajesh Nagarajan, Purnima Jagannathan, Niyaz Shaffi, Balaji Venkateswaran, Syed Mohammed Yusuf, Koustuv Jana, Pradeep Senapati
  • Patent number: 10931703
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure are related to a method, apparatus, and system for generating scores for the security threat coverage in a client network based on collected network environment data, comprising: determining a client device list; creating a client-specific threat matrix based on the client device list and a general threat matrix; and determining one or more security threat coverage scores for the client network based on the client-specific threat matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: ProSOC, Inc.
    Inventors: Ken Adamson, Jordan Knopp, Bradley Houston Taylor
  • Patent number: 10928786
    Abstract: An example computer-implemented method includes defining, by a processing device, a workflow for a wellbore operation as a plurality of steps. The method further includes defining, by the processing device, a contextual information field associated with at least one of the plurality of steps. The method further includes receiving, by the processing device, contextual information associated with the contextual information field. The method further includes displaying, by the processing device, the at least one of the plurality of steps of the workflow and the contextual information associated with the contextual information field by integrating the contextual information into the at least one of the plurality of steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Dmitriy Dashevskiy, Ingolf Wassermann
  • Patent number: 10915842
    Abstract: A system comprised of hardware, software and business processes to more effectively make multi-objective crop production plans, and in particular, single year or multi-year crop selection, acreage allocation, and resource management strategies for production agriculture that can be used by farmers, agricultural professionals who work with farmers and land managers. The method uses mathematical programming and sensitivity analysis to help the user determine optimal allocations of controllable resources such as land, capital, labor, water, machinery, and chemicals and for deploying risk management strategies such as precise combinations of forward sales and hedging, crop insurance and crop diversification, in the context of farm management objectives. The system allows the import of data and information relating to the farm and data and information from third-party industry professionals and other data sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: PLANTING PROFITS LLC
    Inventor: Gary Michael Schneider
  • Patent number: 10915845
    Abstract: A control system (100) and control method for controlling a process performed by production equipment (200). The control system has a first interface (191) configured to obtain, from a data provisioning module (310), production control data (311) for operating the production equipment (200) wherein the production control data (311) relates to operating instructions configured to control the production equipment (200) to automatically process a plurality of physical items (I1, I2) and their respective components (C1 to Cn). It further includes a risk evaluator module (110) configured to determine for each item a total risk value based on partial risk values associated with the respective components (C1 to Cn), and further configured to detect a change in the determined total risk values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventor: Sascha Shuxia Zhu
  • Patent number: 10915638
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes retrieving, by a server, application data about the one or more software applications via one or more databases. The server retrieves security data for the one or more software applications via the one or more databases. The server calculates a plurality of categorical scores for each of the one or more software applications based on the security data. The server calculates an overall security score for each of the one or more software applications based on the plurality of categorical scores as calculated. The server instructs the plurality of categorical scores and the overall security score for each of the one or more software applications to be stored in an application database. The server outputs to a user device the plurality of categorical scores and the overall security score for each of the one or more software applications in the application database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Target Brands Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Czaplewski, Jay Lindquist, Catilina Self, Jodie Kautt, Richard Agostino
  • Patent number: 10885306
    Abstract: There are provided in embodiments of the present disclosure a living body detection method, system and a non-transitory computer-readable recording medium. The living body detection method includes: acquiring device information of a terminal used to acquire an image of an object to be detected; determining a device risk level of the terminal; determining a living body detection strategy based on the device risk level of the terminal. The above technical solution adjusts the living body detection strategy by utilizing the device information of the terminal, which guarantee a true living body to go through a pass of the detection at a smaller cost, and at the same time makes it difficult for a false and malicious living body to go through a pass of the detection, thereby greatly reducing security risk of the living body detection, enhancing the user experience, and preventing the malicious request from occupying the system resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: BEIJING KUANGSHI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haimin Liu, Junjie Long
  • Patent number: 10878356
    Abstract: A device may receive data related to a material. The data may permit an analysis of an exposure related to the material. The data may be received from another device. The device may process the data to determine a category of materials for the material. The category of materials may indicate a set of exposures, related to the material, to an organization. The device may process the data to determine an exposure preparedness level associated with the material. The exposure preparedness level may indicate a preparedness of the organization to handle the set of exposures related to the material. The device may determine a score for the material based on the category of materials and the exposure preparedness level associated with the material. The score may indicate the exposure related to the material. The device may perform an action related to the material based on the score for the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Sartorius Stedim Biotech GmbH
    Inventors: Heiko Hackel, Dean Adams
  • Patent number: 10872026
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to performing risk-based software validation and to applying change control when upgrading a software application. In one scenario, a computer system calculates a risk score for features in a software application. This risk score indicates a relative level of risk for installing and using the software application. The computer system performs internal usage testing to determine how the software application is recommended for use, and conducts use tests to determine how a specified client uses the features of the software application as compared to the determined recommended use. Then, based on the calculated risk and the determined use of the features, the computer system provides a recommendation for the specified client indicating which portions of the software application are to undergo client-specific validation. In another scenario, a computer system applies change control when upgrading a software application from a first version to a second version.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: MasterControl, Inc.
    Inventors: Erin Marie Wright, Derek Edward Cramer, Robert Edward Thomas, Chad Milito, Terrance Holbrook, Alexander James Butler
  • Patent number: 10868820
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein describe a server, for example a security awareness server or an artificial intelligence machine learning system that establishes a risk score or vulnerable for a user of a security awareness system, or for a group of users of a security awareness system. The server may create a frequency score for a user, which predicts the frequency at which the user is to be hit with a malicious attack. The frequency score may be based on at least a job score, which may be represented by a value that is based on the type of job the user has, and a breach score that may be represented by a value that is based on the user's level of exposure to email.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: KnowBe4, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Sites, Greg Kras, Alin Irimie, Stu Sjouwerman, Marcio Castilho, Siegfried Martens, Eric Bonabeau, Kristian Kime
  • Patent number: 10861101
    Abstract: Systems and methods related to sourcing and managing a supplier is provided. For example, a system includes a processor operatively coupled to a memory and configured to receive an indication of one or more sourcing designations for a property and casualty insurance claim from a remote device, evaluate at least one of a respective risk and a respective cost associated with multiple suppliers that may be used to address the one or more sourcing designations, provide a recommendation to use a recommended supplier of the multiple suppliers based at least in part on the at least one of the respective risk and the respective cost of the multiple suppliers, and generate a contract that is appropriate for use with the recommended supplier of the multiple suppliers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Nathan Samuel Harding, Tasia Madrid Lee, Erin Nichele Thiele
  • Patent number: 10846642
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to opportunity sensing system(s) and method(s) to identify a business opportunity from a set of business opportunities associated with an organization for cognitive decision-making process. In one embodiment, the method comprises receiving a set of batch data associated with a set of symptoms indicative of a business opportunity from a set of business opportunities associated with an organization and obtaining metadata data associated with the business opportunity. The method further comprises detecting one or more symptoms for the set of symptoms based on analysis of the first set of data and the metadata and generating a reason associated with the detected one or more symptom based on execution of a root cause analysis methodology using the metadata data. The method furthermore comprises identifying a business opportunity from the set of business based on the generated reason.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: DIWO, LLC
    Inventors: Satyendra Pal Rana, Chandra Puttanna Keerthy, Krishna Prakash Kallakuri
  • Patent number: 10817152
    Abstract: A method can include receiving data identifying an industrial asset. The method can also include receiving data characterizing one or more sensors configured to detect a first property of the asset. The method can further include determining a first graphical representation of the asset based on the received data identifying the industrial asset, and a second graphical representation of a first sensor of the one or more sensors based on the received data characterizing one or more properties of one or more sensors. The method can further include rendering, in a graphical display space, the first graphical representation and the second graphical representation. One or more visual properties of the second graphical representation can be indicative of one or more properties of the first sensor and/or the detected first property of the asset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: GE Inspection Technologies, LP
    Inventors: Bobby Dale Hournbuckle, Jr., Matthew Harvey Krohn, Mark Rosenberg, Tara Merry, Naren Pradyumna Dasu, Mary Campos, Williams Garcia, Grigory Nudelman
  • Patent number: 10817894
    Abstract: A method for forming and disbanding dynamic temporary groups includes receiving a plurality of contacts at the facility, wherein each contact is associated with a respective user and a respective set of attributes; identifying a first subset of contacts which share a first common attribute; and dynamically forming a temporary group of contacts by determining a second common attribute shared by a second subset of the contacts, wherein the second subset of contacts is a smaller subset of the first subset of contacts. The method also includes identifying a related goods or service, based on the second common attribute, and presenting an offer for the related goods or services to the second subset of contacts and not to member contacts of the first subset that are not member contacts of the second subset of contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Avaya, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Smyth, John McGreevy, Siobhan Dervan, Adeel Gilani
  • Patent number: 10819752
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for quantitatively assessing a defense technique. The method includes executing a reasoning engine that receives as an input to the reasoning engine a query that includes an indicia of a defense technique to a computer security threat. The method further includes translating the defense technique into a propositional logic constraint on a queryable representation of a Boolean formula representing a model complied from a set of computer security threats and a set of defense techniques. The method also includes performing an assessment of the defense technique based on the propositional logic constraint on the queryable representation, to quantify the defense technique relative to a member of the set of computer security threats. The method further includes displaying a result of the assessment to indicate a level of security provided by the defense technique to the member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Richard W. Skowyra, Steven R. Gomez
  • Patent number: 10803186
    Abstract: A computerized method is provided for automatically authorizing an access request from a user to perform a task with respect to a computing application of an application lifecycle management (ALM) system. The computerized method includes receiving, by a computing device, the access request from the user to perform the task with respect to the application in the ALM system and calculating, by the computing device, a risk score associated with the access request. Calculating the risk score includes determining a plurality of factors including: (i) at least one factor associated with the application indicative of an importance level of the application and (ii) at least one factor characterizing technical experience of the user, and computing the risk score as a weighted sum of the plurality of factors. The method further includes determining, by the computing device, whether to authorize the user access request based on the risk score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: FMR LLC
    Inventors: Eoghan Considine, John Egan, Anthony Lernihan
  • Patent number: 10783594
    Abstract: Attributes associated with a farming area and production data may be received. A user's expertise level may be identified. At least one crop model may be executed to generate a plurality of scenarios specifying specific actions to perform associated with a farming topic. A production goal associated with the farming area may be received. Based on the production goal and the user expertise level, the plurality of farming scenarios may be filtered to generate at least one candidate scenario. A candidate scenario may be presented for execution. An app such as a chat bot may perform a dialog with the user in executing steps of the candidate scenario.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Marco Aurelio Stelmar Netto, Igor Cerqueira Oliveira, Bruno Silva, Vagner Figueredo de Santana
  • Patent number: 10775218
    Abstract: A plant evaluation apparatus includes: a first computation unit configured to compute a first estimated value of a plant state quantity by using a steady-state model; a first determination unit configured to compute a second estimated value of the plant state quantity by assigning an equipment parameter in a normal state to an equipment parameter of a non-steady-state model; a second computation unit configured to compute a third estimated value of the plant state quantity by using the steady-state model in a case where the first determination unit determines that an error between the second estimated value and an actually measured value is equal to or more than a threshold value; and a second determination unit configured to determine whether or not a difference between the equipment parameter in the normal state and the equipment parameter in an abnormal state is equal to or more than a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yosuke Nakagawa, Naohiko Ishibashi
  • Patent number: 10771347
    Abstract: A system, method and computer-readable medium for data breach simulation and impact analysis in a computer network, including generating an exposure matrix corresponding to data stores connected to the computer network, the exposure matrix storing a correspondence between regulations and an exposure of each data store the regulations, generating approximation matrices from the exposure matrix by iteratively applying a data compression algorithm to the exposure matrix, each successive iteration of the data compression algorithm being configured to more closely approximate the exposure matrix than a previous iteration of the data compression algorithm, simulating a plurality of data breach and mitigation scenarios on the plurality of data stores based at least in part on the plurality of approximation matrices to determine an overall impact of each data breach and mitigation scenario, determining an optimal data breach and mitigation scenario in the plurality of data breach and mitigation scenarios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Informatica LLC
    Inventor: Igor Balabine
  • Patent number: 10757123
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to deploying and utilizing a dynamic record identification and analysis computer system with event monitoring components. A computing device may receive account reconnaissance data identifying a first plurality of user accounts that have experienced at least one event associated with account security concern characteristics. The computing platform may analyze event history data associated with the first plurality of user accounts to identify one or more common interactions associated with a subset of the first plurality of user accounts. The computing platform may identify a point of compromise among the subset of the first plurality of user accounts. Subsequently, the computing platform may search enterprise user account records to identify a second plurality of user accounts that have at least one event associated with the point of compromise. The computing platform may add the second plurality of user accounts to an alert table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Amijo Bearley, Robert D. Jones, Kolt Bell, Craig Widmann
  • Patent number: 10713594
    Abstract: In accordance with disclosed embodiments, there are provided systems, methods, and apparatuses for implementing machine learning model training and deployment with a rollback mechanism within a computing environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Kit Pang Szeto, Simon Chan
  • Patent number: 10706008
    Abstract: A method for a data capturing and structuring includes determining at least one data capture mode for processing a non-electronic data record into an electronic data record and selecting a record owner having a plurality of existing data records to be associated with the electronic data record. The method also includes capturing the non-electronic data record into the electronic data record and collecting metadata from data associated with the record owner and the electronic data record and data generated during the capturing. Further, the method includes creating structured data records by combining the electronic data record and the metadata and exporting the structured data records.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: KNO2 LLC
    Inventor: Therasa Bell
  • Patent number: 10706156
    Abstract: A system and method for security risk identification in a secure software lifecycle. A knowledge database has a plurality of security elements which are identified for a particular software application depending on software environment and prioritized in a task list. Code vulnerabilities are identified using code scanners, with security requirements updated based on identified vulnerabilities, lack of vulnerabilities for weaknesses covered by a code scanner, potential weaknesses not adequately covered by code scanners, and software environment changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventors: Nishchal Bhalla, Rohit Kumar Sethi, Ramanan Sivaranjan, Ehsan Foroughi, Geoffrey Charles Whittington
  • Patent number: 10706131
    Abstract: Data processing systems and methods, according to various embodiments are adapted for efficiently processing data to allow for the streamlined assessment of the risk level associated with particular privacy campaigns. The systems may provide a centralized repository of templates of privacy-related question/answer pairings for various vendors, products (e.g., software products), and services. Different entities may electronically access the templates (which may be periodically updated and centrally audited) and customize the templates for evaluating the risk associated with the entities' respective business endeavors that involve the relevant vendors, products, or services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: OneTrust, LLC
    Inventors: Kabir A. Barday, Jonathan Blake Brannon
  • Patent number: 10685084
    Abstract: A risk managing device for monitoring and managing one or more areas at risk, includes an obtaining module, a setting module, an updating module, a calculating module, and a sorting module. The obtaining module obtains live inspection information of an area. The setting module sets a Severity, Occurrence, and Detection (SOD) score for each failure factor of each safety device. The updating module updates the SOD score of each failure factor of each safety device according to the live inspection information. The calculating module calculates a grey correlation degree of each safety device according to updated SOD score. The sorting module outputs a risk sorting list of the plurality of safety devices of the area according to the grey correlation degree of each safety device. A risk managing method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: HONGFUJIN PRECISION ELECTRONICS (TIANJN) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shih-Cheng Wang
  • Patent number: 10678912
    Abstract: Operation of an industrial asset control system may be simulated or monitored under various operating conditions to generate a set of operating results. Subsets of the operating results may be used to calculate a normalization function for each of a plurality of operating conditions. Streams of monitoring node signal values over time may be received that represent a current operation of the industrial asset control system. A threat detection platform may then dynamically calculate normalized monitoring node signal values based at least in part on a normalization function in an operating mode database. For each stream of normalized monitoring node signal values, a current monitoring node feature vector may be generated and compared with a corresponding decision boundary for that monitoring node, the decision boundary separating normal and abnormal states for that monitoring node. A threat alert signal may then be automatically transmitted based on results of those comparisons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Lalit Keshav Mestha, Cody Joe Bushey, Daniel Francis Holzhauer
  • Patent number: 10673876
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein describe a server, for example a security awareness server or an artificial intelligence machine learning system that establishes a risk score or vulnerable for a user of a security awareness system, or for a group of users of a security awareness system. The server may create a frequency score for a user, which predicts the frequency at which the user is to be hit with a malicious attack. The frequency score may be based on at least a job score, which may be represented by a value that is based on the type of job the user has, and a breach score that may be represented by a value that is based on the user's level of exposure to email.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: KnowBe4, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Sites, Greg Kras, Alin Irimie, Stu Sjouwerman, Marcio Castilho, Siegfried Martens, Eric Bonabeau, Kristian Kime
  • Patent number: 10671374
    Abstract: To curb deterioration of user convenience due to software update of a water warmer in a communication system between a management server and the water warmer through a relay device. A communication adaptor executes first communication for inquiring of the water warmer whether or not software update accompanying writing of an update program is capable of being started. The water warmer gives a notification for obtaining a user's consent to occurrence of an unavailable period of the water warmer due to the software update in response to the first communication, and executes second communication on the communication adaptor in a case in which the user's consent is obtained with respect to the notification. The communication adaptor transmits the update program received from a server to the water warmer in response to the second communication, and the water warmer executes the software update using the received update program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: NORITZ CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke Hirota, Takahito Hashimoto, Yasunori Imi, Naoki Tawada
  • Patent number: 10664359
    Abstract: Techniques for determining one or more replication paths for resources in different failure domains, while maintaining a target resiliency level, are disclosed. A replication path is a sequence of at least a subset of the set of resources. Based on the sequence, a resource is selected for replicating at least a portion of the resource consumers corresponding to each of the subset of resources. A replication path may be determined by adding a resource to the replication path and/or replacing one resource with another resource to modify the replication path. The modified replication path maintains the target resiliency level if the modified replication path does not include any loop of a length less than or equal to the target resiliency level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Samir Sebbah, Claire M. Bagley
  • Patent number: 10664785
    Abstract: Techniques are provided that produce a risk profile consisting of a risk score and trends of risk scores across devices and sensors in a machine-to-machine (M2M) or Internet of things (IOT) environment. For example, a device is assigned a risk score which is based on baseline factors such as expected network packets between two devices, normal network packets, access to critical devices, authorized access requests from one device to another device, normal communications to a device, and the critical ports of a device; access to and conflicts across physical, logical, and operational systems; historical and current usage of these systems, and anomalies from normal behavior patterns. Techniques encompass risk management by computing a risk score in a timely fashion in accordance with an architecture that enables achieving the required scaling necessitated by the huge number of devices in the machine-to-machine (M2M) or Internet of things (IOT) environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: AlertEnterprise, Inc.
    Inventors: Jasvir Singh Gill, Subrat Narendra Singh, Kiu Li
  • Patent number: 10664380
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to performing risk-based software validation and to applying change control when upgrading a software application. In one scenario, a computer system calculates a risk score for features in a software application. This risk score indicates a relative level of risk for installing and using the software application. The computer system performs internal usage testing to determine how the software application is recommended for use, and conducts use tests to determine how a specified client uses the features of the software application as compared to the determined recommended use. Then, based on the calculated risk and the determined use of the features, the computer system provides a recommendation for the specified client indicating which portions of the software application are to undergo client-specific validation. In another scenario, a computer system applies change control when upgrading a software application from a first version to a second version.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: MASTERCONTROL, Inc.
    Inventors: Erin Marie Wright, Derek Edward Cramer, Robert Edward Thomas, Chad Milito, Terrance Holbrook, Alexander James Butler
  • Patent number: 10664784
    Abstract: A method, in a data processing system comprising a processor and a memory, for analyzing product impact, the method comprising receiving, by the data processing system, data representative of an entity's operations, receiving, by the data processing system, a selection of one or more products, parsing, by the data processing system, features of the one or more products from product data input, and generating, by the data processing system, product profiles for the one or more products based on the parsed features. The method further comprising generating, by the data processing system, risk assessment data based on the data representative of the entity's operations and the product profiles, the risk assessment data including an indication of one or more changes in risk metrics of one or more risk components associated with the entity's operations by offering the one or more products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kelly A. Argyros, Donna K. Byron, Lakshminarayanan Krishnamurthy, Joan W. Tomlinson
  • Patent number: 10657454
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus of modeling work vehicle data and predicting machine failures based on the same are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a text miner to text mine first alert data to identify a first machine failure within the first alert data; a failure alert sequence identifier to identify a first alert sequence associated with the first machine failure; a conditional probability determiner to determine a conditional probability of the first alert sequence leading to failure based on i) a number of work machines in which the first alert sequence ended in failure and ii) a number of work machines in which the first alert sequence did not end in failure; and a collator to update a model by correlating the first alert sequence with the first machine failure and first probable parts used to repair the first machine failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Mahesh Pratap Singh, Gauri Narayan Pophale, Mayuri Kudale, Hridoy Das