Market Survey Or Market Poll Patents (Class 705/7.32)
  • Patent number: 11030535
    Abstract: Merchant quality may be inferred through machine learning techniques. A customer satisfaction classifier may receive data associated with a customer's engagement with a merchant, and may apply a machine learning model to the received data in order to infer a satisfaction of the customer with the merchant. The inferred satisfaction may be used to determine a rating of the merchant that is imputed to the customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Siddharth Arora, Maciej Golonka, Gustavo Eduardo Lopez, Dana Christopher LoPiccolo-Giles, Valerie Grace Millar
  • Patent number: 11010805
    Abstract: A method for processing at least one piece of payment method data, implemented within a payment terminal having a secured processor and a secured processing memory. Such a method includes: obtaining at least one piece of data representing a payment method used to carry out a transaction, called a piece of payment method data; anonymizing the piece of payment method data, delivering a piece of current anonymous identification data; and transmitting the piece of current anonymous identification data to an application for processing loyalty data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: INGENICO GROUP
    Inventor: Pierre Quentin
  • Patent number: 11004343
    Abstract: A system for determining a dispatch includes an input interface, a processor, and an output interface. The input interface is to receive a request for a first pickup including a first pickup location and a first destination. The processor is configured to determining a driver to dispatch to the first pickup location. The output interface is to provide a first pickup indication to the driver to go to the first pickup location. The input interface is further to receive a first pickup arrival indication indicating the driver arrived at the first pickup location. The output interface is further to provide a first destination indication indicating to the driver to go to the first destination. The input interface is further to receive a request for a second pickup including a second pickup location and a second destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: LYFT, INC.
    Inventors: Chris Lambert, Logan Green, Frank Taehyun Yoo, Marc Haumann, David Dryjanski, Lev Popov
  • Patent number: 10997615
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for interactive product assortment planning and visualization by receiving product attribute values for items of a product assortment is disclosed. Embodiments include displaying icons on an interactive visualization, connecting the icons with transferable demand links, identifying items to be removed from a product assortment, and transporting items among one or more supply chain entities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Blue Yonder Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Ignacio Alvarez, Gabrielle Gauthier Melancon
  • Patent number: 10991006
    Abstract: A method for transmitting a campaign notification message to a shopper mobile computing device includes receiving a condition set from a computing device corresponding to a user for generating the campaign notification message. The condition set includes a defined campaign type, at least one proximity detection device activated by the user and at least one proximity-based delivery parameter indicating campaign content related to the defined campaign type, wherein the campaign content is associated with a corresponding range of proximities in relation to the activated proximity detection device. The method also includes receiving proximity information from the shopper mobile computing device indicating a proximity of the shopper mobile computing device in relation to the activated proximity detection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Kellogg Company
    Inventor: Ganapa Sashidhara Murthy
  • Patent number: 10990360
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of identifying federations of manufacturing apps using House of Quality (HoQ) analysis includes receiving user request information comprising a plurality of desired functions and an importance value for each of the plurality of desired functions and generating a correlation matrix between the plurality of apps, wherein each element of the correlation matrix indicates a degree of correlation between a pair of apps. A relationship matrix is generated which comprises numerical values indicating relationships between a plurality of apps and the plurality of desired functions, wherein each column of relationship matrix is associated with an app and each row is associated with a desired function. Next, a weighted matrix is created by multiplying each row in the relationship matrix by the importance value corresponding to the desired function associated with the row.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignees: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft, Georgia Tech Research Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Gruenewald, Lingyun Wang, Justinian Rosca, Thomas Kurfess, Stephanie Locks, Aoyu Chen, Dongmin Han, Nuodi Huang, Roby Lynn
  • Patent number: 10963941
    Abstract: A method for providing recommendations to users includes obtaining stored data structure triples and actual ratings associated with the data structure triples; training a machine learning model using the stored data structure triples and associated actual ratings, wherein training the machine learning model includes generating user, product, and review representations based on the stored data structure triples and their associated ratings; predicting, by the machine learning model, ratings using the generated user, product, and review representations; and making recommendations based on the predicted ratings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alberto Garcia Duran, Roberto Gonzalez Sanchez, Mathias Niepert, Daniel Onoro Rubio
  • Patent number: 10965812
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are described for generating a recommended conversation topic flow. A server executes a topic modelling algorithm on voice call transcripts to determine a distribution of topics present in the transcripts. The server generates a historical topic flow for each transcript by determining topic-related words in text blocks in the transcript and assigning a score to each text block. The server categorizes each topic flow as positive or negative based upon outcomes associated with the transcript. The server trains a classification model using the categorized topic flows as input. The server captures a bitstream corresponding to a current voice call and converts the bitstream into unstructured text. The server executes the classification model on the unstructured text to determine whether a call topic flow is positive or negative. The server generates topic recommendations and transmits the recommendations to a second client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: FMR LLC
    Inventors: Aniruddha Das, Saurav Pattnaik
  • Patent number: 10956381
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for migrating data. A computer system locates information about a structure used to store the data in a source database. The computer system identifies similarities between first columns in the source database and second columns in a destination database based on column names and compatible data types in the information. The computer system also displays suggestions for matches between the first columns in the source database and the second columns in the destination database on a display system based on the similarities identified. Further, the computer system receives user input to the suggestions, enabling reaching a desired level of matching to migrate the data from the source database to the destination database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: ADP, LLC
    Inventors: Haifeng Li, Amit Maimon, Alain Brown, Hadar Yacobovitz, Jordan Schiffer
  • Patent number: 10937080
    Abstract: A method for identifying a user of a website as a potential customer and presenting the potential customer with enhanced website content includes: identifying that a user has landed on the website; identifying a user traffic-source; determining if the identified traffic-source matches a traffic-source in a list of customer-based reference traffic-sources; identifying a specific user behavior pattern on the website; determining if the identified specific user behavior pattern matches a behavior pattern from a list of customer-based reference behavior patterns; identifying the user as a potential customer if the identified traffic-source matches a traffic-source in a list of reference traffic sources and the identified specific user behavior pattern matches a behavior pattern from a list of reference behavior patterns; and displaying enhanced content tailored to the potential customer based upon the specific user behavior pattern or excluding display of enhanced content to the user if not a potential customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Airbnb, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard A. Gebhardt, ChunHui Y. Higgins, William P. Higgins, Christopher A. Maul, Deanna M. Shaw
  • Patent number: 10918958
    Abstract: A user analysis method for assisting a current user within the videogame includes: measuring one or more indicators of success for a scenario within the videogame as played by the current user, detecting if the one or more measured indicators of success are below an evaluation threshold, and if so then providing a hint to the current user relating to successful behaviour in the scenario, wherein providing a hint has a measuring step including measuring one or more indicators of behaviour for the scenario within the videogame as played by the current user, an evaluating step including evaluating the one or more measured indicators of behaviour with respect to data derived from a corpus of measured indicators of behaviour previously generated for other users for the scenario, a difference detecting step including detecting a respective difference in the one or more measured indicators of behaviour between the current user and a subset of other users detected to have a predetermined level of success in the scena
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Pritpal Singh Panesar, Mohammed Mansoor Nusrat, Nicholas Anthony Edward Ryan, Hugh Alexander Dinsdale Spencer
  • Patent number: 10909564
    Abstract: A graphical user interface presents an image to a user and two labeled axes of that image corresponding to evaluations by the user of the image or of something represented by the image. The user moves a computer mouse or other input device to select a single location on the image. The display screen provides immediate feedback to the user of the location currently being pointed to by the input device, such as the x and y coordinates currently being moused over. The user then selects the location on the screen being pointed to, thus inputting his two dimensional evaluation. Optionally, based on the user's multidimensional evaluation, commercial offers such as coupons can then be presented to the user based on the user's likes and dislikes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: PicScore, Inc.
    Inventors: Avery Colorado Pahls, Alexis Nepomuceno, Ben Maxstadt
  • Patent number: 10909601
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate generally to the generation and presentation of product recommendations, ratings and/or reviews to social networking users. More specifically, one or more embodiments of the present disclosure relate to detecting a user's interest in a product or product category and presenting the user with a summary of product information, such as recommendations, ratings and/or reviews of the product or product category by other users within a social networking system, including by socially connected users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Lee Charles Linden
  • Patent number: 10902437
    Abstract: An approach that provides interactive product evaluation and service within a virtual universe is described. In one embodiment, there is an evaluation indicating component that is configured to permit an owner of a virtual universe product to indicate a desire to have at least one avatar in the virtual universe evaluate the virtual universe product. An evaluation generating component is configured to generate an invitation that requests an evaluation of the virtual universe product. An evaluation collecting component is configured to collect the evaluation of the virtual universe product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kulvir S. Bhogal, Rick A. Hamilton, II, Jenny S. Li, Clifford A. Pickover
  • Patent number: 10891635
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a dynamic survey, and collecting and distributing dynamic survey information are disclosed. A method includes providing one or more survey questions, where each survey question corresponds to a plurality of selectable response options, receiving a modification of at least one of the selectable response options, where the modification corresponds to an answer that more accurately reflects an opinion of a respondent than the selectable response options, searching a database for additional modifications to the selectable response options, and when the modification matches an existing modification from the additional modifications, logging the modification in the database as an additional modification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventor: Patrick Montoya
  • Patent number: 10878433
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to utilizing a statistical model trained on character dimensions to determine a likelihood of a person purchasing a product. The method may include obtaining user-input data of a first person (e.g., textual-input data, survey-response data, offer information, or clickstream data associated with a first person). A character profile for the first person is derived using the user-input data and a psycholinguistic lexicon. A statistical model is generated based on the derived character profile of the first person. Second user-input data associated with a second person is obtained. The second user-input is applied to the statistical model to determine an output of the model (e.g., a statistical probability value that quantifies, for example, a predicted intention of the second person to purchase a particular product).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Kokil Jaidka, Vamsi Krishna Bokam, Soham Dan, Atanu R. Sinha, Yogesh Singh
  • Patent number: 10878014
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention may include a method, computer program product, and system for data management. The embodiment may include receiving a login token and instruction from a user device. The login token is associated with a user of the user device. The instruction may be reading or writing profile data belonging to the user. The embodiment may include determining whether a user profile container exists for the user based on the received login token. The embodiment may include creating the user profile container for the user based on determining that the user profile container does not exist. Creating the user profile container for the user may include identifying profile data belonging to the user located in a plurality of locations within a file system and storing identified profile data belonging to the user within a single binary large object. The embodiment may include executing the received instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John T. Olson, Erik Rueger, Christof Schmitt, Michael L. Taylor
  • Patent number: 10866718
    Abstract: A device with one or more input devices receives a user input for scrolling through a representation of a set of assets, determines that an attribute associated with the received input is above a threshold value, and in response, sets a scrolling mode to be an accelerated navigation mode. While the scrolling mode is in the accelerated navigation mode and while scrolling through the representation of assets in accordance with the input, the device provides one or more asset subset identifiers that identify a respective subset of the assets through which the device is currently scrolling in accordance with the input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: William Bull, Kourtny Minh Hicks, Policarpo Wood, Eric James Hope
  • Patent number: 10861029
    Abstract: An online system receives a request from a target user to present a poll to other users of the online system. The poll includes a question and answer options associated with the question. The online system provides the poll for display to the other users and receives a selection of an answer option from each of the other users. Also, the online system receives comments associated with the poll from some of the other users. The online system qualifies the comments. For example, the online system generates a comment group for each of the answer options that includes comments from users who selected the answer option. As another example, the online system generates an indication for each comment that shows which answer options was selected by the user having provided the comment. The online system provides the comment groups and/or answer indications to the target user and the other users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Robin Maxime Clediere, Jeremy Samuel Friedland
  • Patent number: 10860929
    Abstract: An encoder system trains a compression model that includes an autoencoder model and a frame extractor model. The encoding portion of the autoencoder is coupled to receive a set of target frames and a previous state tensor for the set of target frames and generate compressed code. The decoding portion of the autoencoder is coupled to receive the compressed code and the previous state tensor for the set of frames and generate a next state tensor for the set of target frames. The frame extractor model is coupled to receive the next state tensor and generate a set of reconstructed frames that correspond to the set of target frames by performing one or more operations on the state tensor. The state tensor for the set of frames includes information from frames of the video that can be used by the frame extractor to generate reconstructed frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: WaveOne Inc.
    Inventors: Oren Rippel, Sanjay Nair, Carissa Lew, Steve Branson, Alexander Anderson, Lubomir Bourdev
  • Patent number: 10846710
    Abstract: Mechanisms are provided, in a hierarchical feedback aggregation (HFA) system implemented in one or more data processing systems, for collecting and presenting user feedback information for a composite offering. A backend engine of the HFA system, implemented in a first data processing system, registers a hierarchical feedback model for the composite offering. A frontend engine of the HFA system, implemented in a second data processing system, receives user feedback for an identified component of the composite offering. The backend engine of the HFA system generates an aggregate user feedback score for the identified component based on a combination of the user feedback for the identified component and aggregate user feedback scores for child components of the identified component in the hierarchical feedback model. The backend engine outputs a representation of the generated aggregate user feedback score for the component to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Shubir Kapoor, Ajay Mohindra, Rohit Ranchal, Nianjun Zhou
  • Patent number: 10841424
    Abstract: A device configured to obtain at least a portion of a phone call and to identify a voice signal associated with a person on the phone call. The device is further configured to generate metadata for the phone call and a transcript for the phone call. The device is further configured to input the transcript and the metadata into a machine learning model and to receive a call profile from the machine learning model. The call profile includes a first call classification for the phone call. The device is further configured to identify a call log associated with the phone call that includes a second call classification for the phone call. The device is further configured to determine that the first call classification does not match the second call classification, to generate a feedback report that identifies the first call classification, and to output the feedback report.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Brian E. Lemus, Charles C. Zhou, Bernis N. Smith, Milton Stanley Prime
  • Patent number: 10838985
    Abstract: An item recommendation system includes a candidate item database system, a communication module, and a processor. Candidate items to be recommended to a user are stored in the candidate item database system in association with the access items accessed by the user. The communication module acquires one or more access items accessed by the user recently. The processor acquires one or more candidate items and correlation indexes thereof from the candidate item database system based on the one or more access items, and generates an item recommendation list, wherein the item recommendation list comprises the one or more candidate items and recommendation weights thereof, and the recommendation weights are determined based on the correlation indexes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Guangzhou UCWeb Computer Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wenqing Yao, Rongshen Long
  • Patent number: 10839445
    Abstract: A method comprises displaying visual representations of a plurality of product alternatives each including at least one attribute variant to a respondent, receiving from the respondent an indication of a preferred one of the plurality of product alternatives, transmitting a request to the respondent to identify at least one attribute variant of a non-preferred product alternative that is preferred by the respondent to the corresponding attribute variant of the preferred one of the plurality of product alternatives and receiving a response from the respondent identifying at least one attribute variant of a non-preferred product alternative that is preferred by the respondent to the corresponding attribute variant of the preferred one of the plurality of product alternatives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Kamal M. Malek, David B. Teller, Waleed M.A. Al-Atraqchi
  • Patent number: 10839407
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to generate consumer data are disclosed. An example method of selecting a sample of transaction data corresponding to a membership program includes defining a first type of member of the membership program; defining a second type of member of the membership program; calculating, via a processor, a target for the sample; selecting, via the processor, a first portion of the transaction data for the first type of member in accordance with the target; generating, via the processor, an updated target by recalculating the target with the first portion of the transaction data removed from consideration; and selecting, via the processor, a second portion of the transaction data for the second type of member in accordance with the updated target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: THE NIELSEN COMPANY (US), LLC
    Inventors: Frank W. Piotrowski, Julie F. Banks, Kyle T. Poppie, Ryan Koralik
  • Patent number: 10826997
    Abstract: Systems, methods, architectures, and computer program products for linking multiple devices are disclosed. In an example for linking a mobile device with a desktop device, an identifier of a mobile device can be received from a desktop computer. The identifier can be used to send a link to the mobile device. When the link is accessed, a code and a channel are generated. The mobile device is connected to the channel and the code is provided to the mobile device. The code is entered at the desktop device and the desktop device is connected to the channel responsive to the code being validated, thereby linking the desktop and mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: VYNCA, INC.
    Inventors: Rush L. Bartlett, II, Kan-Yueh Chen, Ching-Cheng Chou, David Lin, Po-Min Lin, I-Chien Liu, Matthew S. Taylor, Ryan J. F. Van Wert, Frank Wang, Jack Yeh, Tsung-Wei Wang
  • Patent number: 10810244
    Abstract: The present invention relates to system and method for evaluating reviewer's ability to provide feedback. The system receives feedback given by the reviewer that includes qualitative feedback and quantitative feedback. The system performs scoring of qualitative feedback to evaluate level of noise, suggestions, appreciation, specificity and duplicate comments in the qualitative feedback. Further, the system performs scoring of quantitative feedback that includes realistic score, softness score and critical nature score. Subsequently, the scores of qualitative feedback and quantitative feedback are aggregated to provide a rank to the reviewer for the reviewer's ability to provide feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Tata Cunsultancy Services Limited
    Inventors: Manoj Madhav Apte, Sachin Sharad Pawar, Girish Keshav Palshikar, Swapnil Vishveshwar Hingmire
  • Patent number: 10798043
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes sending, to a first client system of a first user, a first trending module having references to a first set of trending topics, where one of the references does not include a live badge; generate a trending-topic interface corresponding to a first trending topic in the first set of trending topics, wherein the trending-topic interface comprises a live module containing at least one live video associated with the first trending topic; storing a reference to the live module with a news-event object; querying the news-event object to determine whether a live module is associated with the first trending topic; and sending, to a second client system for display, a second trending module having references to a second set of trending topic that includes the first trending topic, wherein a reference to the first trending topic includes a live badge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Zheng Yong, Dirk John Stoop
  • Patent number: 10783448
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, to present a video. One of the methods includes obtaining one or more unstructured documents. The method includes obtaining, by a computer system, a data model, the data model identifying a type of fact that can be determined from the one or more unstructured documents. The method includes determining, by the computer system, a channel to extract facts from the document based on the type of fact. The method includes distributing, by the computer system, the one or more unstructured documents to the channel. The method includes extracting, by the channel, facts from the one or more unstructured documents. The method also includes storing the facts in a data model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: FLATIRON HEALTH, INC.
    Inventors: Gil Shklarski, Amy Abernethy, Benjamin Birnbaum, Geoffrey Calkins, Dominique Connolly, Joseph Delgado, Joseph DiLallo, James Dura, Daniel Eisenberg, Lauren Ellsworth, Ross Feinstein, Jeremy Feinstein, Caitlin Keenan, Jeremy Kohansimeh, Dennis Lee, Elijah Meerson, Catherine Miller, Joseph Mou, Nathan Nussbaum, Cynthia Revol, Paul Richardson, Maayan Roth, Melisa Tucker, Nathaniel Turner, Zachary Weinberg, Paul You
  • Patent number: 10775970
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for optimizing the performance of a launchpad that launches web-client applications. Maintaining requisite MIME files for a standardized web framework within a single iframe and launching subsequent applications within that iframe can improve the performance of the launchpad. The MIME files may persist within the single iframe across the suite of applications, and further downloading of files as the user launches further applications in the suite of applications may not be required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Thorsten Domsalla
  • Patent number: 10769162
    Abstract: Techniques are described for genomically defining digital genes encoding data visualization elements and potential incremental changes to the elements as the basis for a genetic selection process for automated generating of data visualizations. In one aspect, a method includes receiving set of input data. The method further includes generating digital genes that genomically define data visualization elements based on the input data, and that define potential incremental changes to the data visualization elements. The method further includes executing a genetic selection process with respect to one or more fitness functions on populations of candidate data visualizations that are based on the genomically defined data visualization elements. The method further includes outputting final data visualization output generated by the genetic selection process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel J. Rope, Graham J. Wills
  • Patent number: 10769161
    Abstract: Techniques are described for genomically defining digital genes encoding data visualization elements and potential incremental changes to the elements as the basis for a genetic selection process for automated generating of data visualizations. In one aspect, a method includes receiving set of input data. The method further includes generating digital genes that genomically define data visualization elements based on the input data, and that define potential incremental changes to the data visualization elements. The method further includes executing a genetic selection process with respect to one or more fitness functions on populations of candidate data visualizations that are based on the genomically defined data visualization elements. The method further includes outputting final data visualization output generated by the genetic selection process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel J. Rope, Graham J. Wills
  • Patent number: 10762548
    Abstract: The foregoing are among the objects attained by the invention, which provides, in some aspects, digital data processing methods for generation of customized user interfaces that present links, images or other components representing items of interest to a user in an order that is prioritized as a function of (a) representations in a multidimensional factor space of characteristics of the respective items, and (b) representations in that same multidimensional space of characteristics of “context-indicative items”—e.g., items in which the user has previously shown an interest, as indicated by clicks or other interactions with those items respective components in the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Bharath K. Krishnan, Rene Borm, Joshua Correa, Rene Kessler, Peter Koch, Vishwamitra S. Ramakrishnan
  • Patent number: 10747396
    Abstract: An interactive media management server that facilitates management of interactive media and delivery of such interactive media. It comprises a first interface to an interactive media distribution server communicatively coupled to a plurality of mobile devices, and a second interface to a service provider system or a content provider system. It comprises a manager module for managing creation, distribution and tracking of a plurality of interactive media. The manager module, via the second interface, manages the delivery of the plurality of interactive media from the service provider system or the content provider system, and the communication of user responses to the plurality of interactive media to the corresponding service provider system or content provider system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: QUALTRICS, LLC
    Inventor: Bindu Rama Rao
  • Patent number: 10747796
    Abstract: A system and methodology which can effectively provide decision makers with a better means of making decisions in a way that greatly improves the availability, reliability, and relevance of the information which they provide and use to make decisions. The system and methodology facilitates maximizing mutual utility in the context of a mutual decision between multiple users and groups of users identified generally as Parties and Counterparties and performs user specified actions based on meeting mutual threshold parameters. The system provides significant technical advantages over the prior art in that it uses helps Parties and Counterparties identify optimal arrangements and configurations with less errors, fewer computational cycles, less storage medium, and a smaller amount of time than would be possible using prior art systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventor: Erin C. Despain
  • Patent number: 10740536
    Abstract: According to one or more embodiments of the present invention, a system includes a user device to participate in a survey, and a server coupled with the user device to facilitate dynamic survey adjustment by performing a method that includes creating a survey based at least in part on a set of survey questions. The method further includes inserting an attentiveness question at a random position in the survey, wherein a response to the attentiveness question is indicative of an attentiveness of a survey taker to the survey. The method further includes, in response to receiving the response to the attentiveness question from the survey taker, performing one or more dynamic survey adjustments. The dynamic survey adjustments includes adjusting a weightage associated with one or more responses provided by the survey taker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jyotsna Kasa, Saraswathi Sailaja Perumalla, Malathy Desikan, Subha Kiran Patnaikuni
  • Patent number: 10733087
    Abstract: A computing system may include a software application configured to receive instructions to merge a source code update with a branch of a software product, provide instructions to merge the source code update into the branch, and select software tests to execute on the branch as updated based on a portion of the branch modified by the source code update and a predetermined checkpoint within a development cycle of the software product. The software application may also be configured to provide instructions to execute the software tests on the branch as updated and receive feedback data indicating results of the software tests. The software application may be additionally configured to determine that the feedback data indicates that the branch as updated passed at least a threshold number of the software tests, and, in response, provide instructions to merge the branch as updated with a production branch of the software product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: ServiceNow, Inc.
    Inventors: David Joshua Wiener, Yaron Hecker, Nir Yariv
  • Patent number: 10725536
    Abstract: A process determines, with a processor, a virtual indicium position in a physical environment at which a virtual indicium is to be projected. The processor determines the virtual indicium position based on a point of intersection of a vector and an object within the physical environment. The vector originates at a head position of a user and is directed through a point of intended gaze on a virtual object toward the virtual indicium. Further, the processor sends, with the processor to an actuator, an instruction to adjust a position of a projector in operable communication with the actuator so that the projector projects the virtual indicium toward the virtual indicium position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Mine
  • Patent number: 10726026
    Abstract: The innovation relates to systems and/or methodologies for facilitating dynamic sustainability searches. A sustainability search component executes a query, and returns one or more results that satisfy a set of search criteria and a set of sustainability factors. The search criteria can include keywords, such as product types, process types, and additional features related to the keywords, such as price, location, brand, and so forth. The sustainability factors are alternative cost measures for a given process, product, or plant element. The sustainability search component can analyze the returned results, and rank the results based on sustainability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Marcia Elaine Walker, Philip John Kaufman
  • Patent number: 10726434
    Abstract: Embodiments leverage an artificial intelligence engine to generate customer-specific user experiences based on real-time analysis of customer responses to recommend and/or experienced features. Some embodiments access a profile of an end user comprising at least one first characteristic associated with the end user and extract end user information from a database of an entity server; identify a first trend related to resource utilization and/or management implemented by the end user based on the extracted end user information; determine an opportunity based on the identified first trend; in response to determining the opportunity, transmit control signals configured to cause the graphical user interface of the device of the end user to display graphically at least one recommendation based on the determined opportunity to the end user; and receive an input selecting or declining at least one recommendation. These inputs may correlate to a modified interface experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alicia C. Jones-McFadden, Matthew Hsieh, Scott R. Enscoe, Raghav Anand, Michael Anderson, Elizabeth Ann Miller, Daniel Shilov, Alicia Anli Salvino
  • Patent number: 10713382
    Abstract: In an example, an anonymized set of confidential data data values of a first confidential data type is obtained. Then an anonymized set of confidential data data values of a second confidential data type is also obtained. A multiplier following a log-normal distribution is determined for the anonymized set of confidential data data values of the first confidential data type. Then smoothing is performed independently for the anonymized set of confidential data data values of the first confidential data type and the multiplier. Percentiles for the anonymized set of confidential data data values of the second confidential data type are then determined using the smoothed anonymized set of confidential data data values of the first confidential data type and the smoothed multiplier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Krishnaram Kenthapadi, Stuart MacDonald Ambler, Liang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10699285
    Abstract: A system and an operating method of a questionnaire sticker applying to various communication software programs are described. The system includes a server, a user platform, a user end and a sending end. The server includes a group database and a questionnaire sticker database. The group database and the questionnaire sticker database are respectively accessed by a registration interface and a sticker interface included in the user platform. The user end inputs the registration information through the registration interface, so as to create a user group or join a friend group. The sending end selects one of the questionnaire sticker models through the sticker interface to form a questionnaire sticker. The questionnaire sticker is sent to the group members through the corresponding communication software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: National Tsing Hua University
    Inventors: Nen-Fu Huang, Wei-Kuan Shih
  • Patent number: 10692100
    Abstract: An online survey platform and process for correlating the bid price offered by a supplier for the completion of an out-of-network survey hosted on the survey platform to one or more intrinsic value indicators of the survey. If the supplier's bid price is less than or equal to the survey budget price set by the buyer, then the routing platform of the present invention will route the supplier's respondent(s) to the survey.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Lucid Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick B. Comer, Karunakaran Sureshkumar, Alex Leger, Vignesh Krishnan
  • Patent number: 10684851
    Abstract: Methods are provided for software build outcome prediction. For example, one method may comprise obtaining feature data associated with a software build, the feature data including one or more of the following: first data identifying a user to perform a modification on a set of one or more software artifacts, second data identifying the set of one or more software artifacts, and third data identifying a set of one or more reviewers to review the modification. The method may also comprise determining first probability data associated with the software build being unsuccessful given the feature data and second probability data associated with the software build being successful given the feature data; and predicting a software build outcome associated with the software build based on the first probability data and the second probability data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Badarinarayan Parthasarathi Burli, Vikas Pradeep Kumar, Vinay Kumar Amble Vasantha
  • Patent number: 10685282
    Abstract: An encoder system trains a compression model that includes an autoencoder model and a frame extractor model. The encoding portion of the autoencoder is coupled to receive a set of target frames and a previous state tensor for the set of target frames and generate compressed code. The decoding portion of the autoencoder is coupled to receive the compressed code and the previous state tensor for the set of frames and generate a next state tensor for the set of target frames. The frame extractor model is coupled to receive the next state tensor and generate a set of reconstructed frames that correspond to the set of target frames by performing one or more operations on the state tensor. The state tensor for the set of frames includes information from frames of the video that can be used by the frame extractor to generate reconstructed frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: WaveOne Inc.
    Inventors: Oren Rippel, Sanjay Nair, Carissa Lew, Steve Branson, Alexander Anderson, Lubomir Bourdev
  • Patent number: 10679264
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for receiving, processing, and presenting user reviews, or logging user experiences, with products and services, e.g., restaurant services. One aspect is a method providing user interface elements including a region having panels each for receiving ratings of a general aspect of the product or service, a region having panels each for receiving ratings of a specific item of the product or service, where each panel includes an analog user interface element to input a rating and presents an image corresponding to the rating. Another aspect is a method that includes providing for each panel an analog user interface element for a user to input a rating for a corresponding item of the product or service, and accepting as a completed review a review input by the user that does not include any text input by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventor: Dev Anand Shah
  • Patent number: 10679265
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems, methods and computer readable media for assigning leads. An example for method for assigning leads comprises receiving a list of one or more merchants, wherein the one or more merchants comprise a sales value and an indication of an ability to provide a service associated with at least one demanded offer, accessing sales resource data comprising at least one or more sales resources and an associated capacity for contacting one or more merchants, assigning one or more sales resources an assignment probability number, wherein an assignment probability number represents a probability that a sales resource will be randomly assigned a next supply source in an assignment process, adjusting an assignment probability number based on the associated capacity, and assigning at least a portion of the one or more merchants according to at least the assignment probability number of the one or more sales resource and the sales value of the one or more merchants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Groupon, Inc.
    Inventors: Shafiq Shariff, Kris Urie, Derek Nordquist, Bodaniel Jeanes, Kevin Baribeau
  • Patent number: 10671617
    Abstract: The provided solution makes it possible to select one item from a set of items, a multicomponent score being associated with each item of the set of items. After having computed a value characterising a relation ranking between a first item of the set of items and a second item of the set of items, the computed value being computed as a function of a plurality of score components associated with the first and second item of the set of items, respectively, the first item or of the second item is selected based on the computed value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Alexandre Delattre
  • Patent number: 10657608
    Abstract: A change management system is configured to control communication between one or more engineering subsystems utilized in the design and/or manufacture of a component. The change management system may be configured to facilitate communication between one or more engineering subsystems that are fragmented and/or not configured to communicate with one another. Further, the change management system may be configured to act as a virtual user when interfacing with one or more of the engineering subsystems. Additionally, the change management system may be configured to check data from one or more of the subsystems for compliance with one or more control rules governing the progression of a manufacturing/design project.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Shem, LLC
    Inventors: Thesa Hanlin, James M. Johnston, Nathan Redden, Andrew Taitz
  • Patent number: 10659515
    Abstract: An multistep guided system for mobile devices that facilitates the creation and dissemination of multistep guided activities from a source computer/device to a plurality of other recipient mobile devices, wherein the multistep guided activities is disseminated to the recipient mobile devices in a form that is compatible with the capabilities of the respective recipient mobile devices. The audio guided system comprises the source computer/device, the plurality of other recipient mobile devices and a server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: QUALTRICS, INC.
    Inventor: Bindu Rama Rao