Performance Of Employee With Respect To A Job Function Patents (Class 705/7.42)
  • Patent number: 11514020
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining a first snapshot of a source system and deriving a set of key-value pairs reflecting the first snapshot. A mirror operation of the source system is performed to obtain CDC change operations. The method obtains a first CDC log as a first sequence of key-value pairs. A second snapshot of the source system is obtained and a set of key-value pairs is derived, which reflects the second snapshot. The first sequence of key-value pairs is compared with the set of key-value pairs to derive corrective CDC operations, captured as a set of key-value pairs. The corrective CDC operations represent corrections to be performed with respect to the first sequence of key-value pairs. A second CDC log is obtained as a second sequence of key-value pairs. The corrective CDC operations ensure that the second sequence of key-value pairs are coherent with the set of key-value pairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Florian Hermann Froese, Luis Garces Erice, Daniel Nikolaus Bauer, John G. Rooney
  • Patent number: 11507674
    Abstract: This document relates to evaluating privacy impact for organization risk management. For example, quantifiable methods are provided by way of a privacy impact model to calculate a relative value for privacy impact can be used to calculate risk and prioritize risk mitigations and take corrective actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kimberly Denise Lucy, Samuel Terrence Trim, Nicholas Gregg Brown
  • Patent number: 11500350
    Abstract: An operation evaluation device evaluates an operation work of an operator in a plant. The operation evaluation device includes a processor that calculates a plurality of key performance indicators in process control using data related to the process control performed by the operation work of the operator in the plant and obtains a score by scoring the operation work of the operator in the plant from a viewpoint of plant management using the calculated key performance indicators, and an output device that outputs the obtained score for each viewpoint of the plant management.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: YOKOGAWA ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasunori Kobayashi, Sachinkumar Dattatray Sonje
  • Patent number: 11501242
    Abstract: Computer program products, methods, systems, apparatus, and computing entities for determining/identifying confidence ratings/indicators for delivery of items. In one embodiment, this comprises determining a number of location events that occurred within a zone of confidence for delivery an item to a serviceable address; and responsive to determining the number of location events that occurred within the zone of confidence for delivery the item to the serviceable address, determining, via one or more processors, a confidence rating for delivery of the item to the serviceable address based at least in part on the number of location events that occurred within the zone of confidence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: UNITED PARCEL SERVICE OF AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Jay Christian Staples
  • Patent number: 11494740
    Abstract: Techniques for providing alerts in a system that implements an organizational management platform to manage applications for an organization are disclosed. The method can include accessing organizational data associated with the organization. A rule having a condition for activation of a trigger can be received from a user interface. A dependency map having data objects that are associated with the rule can be generated by the system. A change in a first data object from the data objects can be determined. Additionally, a dependency between the rule and the first data object can be determined based on the dependency map. Moreover, the condition for the activation of the trigger can be determined to be satisfied based on the determined change. Subsequently, an action associated with the activation of the trigger can be performed based on the condition for the activation of the trigger being satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: PEOPLE CENTER, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Robert Buscaglia, Dilanka Theshan Dharmasena, Sachith Gullapalli, Vivek Raj Katara
  • Patent number: 11494504
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and techniques are disclosed access to data in multiple instances through a single record. A selection of a record may be received through a user interface. The record may be stored in a database. Aspects of the record may be received from the first database. and displayed on the user interface. A first additional aspect associated with the record may be received from a first instance database associated with a first instance of a secondary application and displayed on the user interface. A selection to switch to a second instance of the secondary application may be received through the user interface. A second additional aspect associated with the record may be received from a second instance database associated with the second instance of the secondary application and displayed on the user interface the in place of the first additional aspect associated with the record from the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Salesforce, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Phillips, Joshua Siegel
  • Patent number: 11475503
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a system for fulfilling items at a materials handling facility. In some instances, a predicted items list that identifies items that are likely to be picked by a user are determined and, when the user arrives at the materials handling facility, those predicted items are presented to the user for selection. For example, predicted items may be determined and an inventory holder that holds one or more of those predicted items may be retrieved by a mobile drive unit (such as a Kiva mobile drive unit) and presented to the user at a retrieval area. The user may pick the items they desire from the presented inventory holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ozgur Dogan, Gianna Lise Puerini, Michael Cordell Mountz, Steve Kessel
  • Patent number: 11472028
    Abstract: A system for detecting an anomaly in an execution of a task in mixed human-robot processes. Receiving human worker (HW) signals and robot signals. A processor to extract from the HW signals, task information, measurements relating to a state of the HW, and input into a Human Performance (HP) model, to obtain a state of the HW based on previously learned boundaries of the state of the HW, the state of the HW is then inputted into a Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) model, to determine a classification of an anomaly or no anomaly. Update HRI model with robot operation signals, HW signals and classified anomaly, determine a control action of a robot interacting with the HW or a type of an anomaly alarm using the updated HRI model and classified anomaly. Output the control action of the robot to change a robot action or output the type of the anomaly alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Emil Laftchiev, Diego Romeres
  • Patent number: 11470196
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for automatically controlling an electronic illumination device to indicate information pertaining to workstations or agents of a customer contact center. Some embodiments are useful in the context of employee management because the illumination devices are used to indicate information about tasks that employees are engaged in, the performance of the employees, and the status of the employees. A computer system coupled to the illumination device executes control software configured to send control signals over a communication interface, such as USB or Bluetooth. The data sent to the electronic illumination device can cause the illumination device to turn off or on, change color, blink, strobe, etc., for producing desired lighting effects representative of a status or event associated with an employee or workstation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Teleperformance SE
    Inventors: Evan Davis, Lyle Hardy
  • Patent number: 11447154
    Abstract: In a vehicle travel system for a vehicle that is switchable at least between manual driving and remote driving, the vehicle includes a memory, and a processor connected to the memory. The processor acquires driver information related to a driver that manually drives the vehicle. The driver information indicates a specific situation during a time of manual driving. The processor enables manual driving to be switched to remote driving upon occurrence of the specific situation indicated by the acquired driver information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kohta Tarao, Hiroki Awano, Kuniaki Jinnai, Yoshihiro Maekawa
  • Patent number: 11436548
    Abstract: A facility for identifying workers in a crowdsourcing or micro-tasking platform who perform low-quality work and/or are really automated bots is described. To identify users who perform low-quality work and/or are really bots, the facility (1) measures the quality of at least a portion of the work done by each user, and (2) tracks the pattern of behavior performed by each user on the platform—such as which work projects they select, the content of the responses, and the timing of each user interface interaction. The facility uses this information to build and maintain a model, such as a statistical model, that uses the pattern of a user's behavior to predict the level of quality of the user's work. Users for which the model predicts a low level of quality are flagged for manual review, or automatically suspended from working or from receiving payment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: DefinedCrowd Corporation
    Inventors: Joao Freitas, Daniela Braga, Andre Pontes
  • Patent number: 11423538
    Abstract: For training data pairs comprising training text (a radiological report) and training images (radiological images associated with the radiological report), a first encoder network determines word embeddings for the training text. A concept is generated from the operation of layers of the first encoder network, which is regularized by a first loss between the generated concept and a labeled concept for the training text. A second encoder network determines features for the training image. A heatmap is generated from the operation of layers of the second encoder network, which is regularized by a second loss between the generated heatmap and a labeled heatmap for the training image. A categorical cross entropy loss is calculated between a diagnostic quality category (classified by an error encoder) and a labeled diagnostic quality category for the training data pair. A total loss function comprising the first, second, and categorical cross entropy losses is minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Covera Health
    Inventors: Ron Vianu, Tarmo Henrik Aijo, James Robert Browning, Xiaojin Dong, Bryce Eron Eakin, Daniel Robert Elgort, Richard J. Herzog, Benjamin L. Odry, JinHyeong Park, Benjamin Sellman Suutari, Gregory Allen Dubbin
  • Patent number: 11356437
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a computer implemented method of providing feedback within a security system, specifically provided as a collaborative rating for a security service as indicated by a plurality of users. The present disclosure also relates to a corresponding security system and a computer program product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Irisity AB
    Inventors: Marcus Bäcklund, Victor Hagelbäck
  • Patent number: 11356713
    Abstract: A computing device is configured to execute an interactive streaming application, and the interactive streaming application configured to join a live broadcast of an event that is shared by an interactive video broadcasting service executing on a server computer, receive a first video stream having video captured from a camera device configured as a first video source and display the video on a display screen, receive a second video stream having panoramic video captured from a panoramic video capturing device configured as a second video source and display a portion of the panoramic video according to a first viewing angle on the display screen, receive a change to the first viewing angle of the panoramic video, and display another portion of the panoramic video according to a second viewing angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne Chang, Suyash Sonwalkar
  • Patent number: 11325003
    Abstract: An activity tracking device for tracking and incentivizing personal goals. One embodiment of the activity tracking device is formed as a fitness smart watch with sliders for tracking water and fruit/vegetable intakes, and with the typical smart watch features, including a pedometer, heart-rate monitor, altimeter, stop watch, vibrating notifications, alerts, etc. Another embodiment of the activity tracking device is formed as a band that would have no automated tracking, however users could choose from different bands for tracking their goals for various activities like drinking enough water, fruit and vegetable intake, daily exercises, meditation breaks during the day and more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventor: Melissa Picker
  • Patent number: 11307573
    Abstract: A communication terminal is provided, the communication terminal including: a candidate presenting unit that presents candidates of a remote driving apparatus user who is to remotely drive a vehicle; a request information sending unit that sends, to a communication terminal of the remote driving apparatus user selected from the candidates, request information indicating a request for remote driving of the vehicle; a response receiving unit that receives, from the communication terminal of the remote driving apparatus user, an acknowledgement of the request information; and a generation requesting unit that: sends first user identification information identifying a user of the vehicle, and second user identification information identifying the remote driving apparatus user to a server; and requests the server to generate key data for enabling a remote driving apparatus corresponding to the second user identification information to remotely drive the vehicle corresponding to the first user identification inform
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masaru Otaka
  • Patent number: 11301793
    Abstract: A method for augmenting procedures at production equipment includes: linking a first description of a first step in a procedure and a capture type to a first capture field; generating a digital draft procedure comprising descriptions of steps extracted from the procedure and the first capture field specifying data capture of the first capture type from an equipment unit; generating augmented guidance for the first step in the procedure based on visual content recorded by a mobile device—assigned to an exemplary operator—during completion of the first step in the digital draft procedure; linking the augmented guidance to a location proximal the equipment unit based on locations of the first mobile device during completion of the first step in the digital draft procedure; and generating an augmented digital procedure based on steps in the procedure, the augmented guidance, and definitions for data capture according to the first capture field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Apprentice FS, Inc.
    Inventors: Angelo Stracquatanio, Nabil Chehade, Frank Maggiore, Ali Jaafar, Milan Bradonjic, Kenny Chapman, Tanya Maroz, Sam Brewton, Kingsley Adarkwah
  • Patent number: 11288441
    Abstract: Techniques for management of links related to public safety incidents within a window displayed in a graphical user interface are provided. Creation of a plurality of links associated with public safety incidents is monitored. When each of the links is shared is monitored. With whom each of the links is shared is monitored. The graphical user interface displays a list of the created links, the links created by an agency. User input selecting a created link from the list of created links is received. The graphical user interface, details about the link creation, the details including when the link that was created, the expiration date of the link, whom the link was shared with, and when the link was shared. The graphical user interface displays a control to alter the expiration date of the link, wherein a notification of media upload routed based, in part, on the expiration date.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Kylene Tanner, John C Yager
  • Patent number: 11288081
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining and presenting a graphical user interface including template metrics are disclosed. Exemplary implementations may: manage templates for work unit records that define units of work managed, created, and/or assigned within a collaboration environment; create one or more first work unit records based on the first template; monitor the units of work created using the templates to determine template information; determine template metric values for template metrics associated with the templates based on the template information such that first template metric values for the template metrics associated with the first template are determined based on the first template information; and effectuate presentation of a graphical user interface including the templates and the template metric values for the template metrics associated with the templates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Asana, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory Louis Sabo
  • Patent number: 11288616
    Abstract: A method to predict problematic actions in an organization, executed by a processing device, includes accessing stored employee-related data, such as at least one of emails, surveys, minutes, or records of conversations, identifying a subset of the employee-related data that is associated with an employee, and predicting, based on the subset of the employee-related data associated with the employee, at least one of a likelihood that the employee is engaged in an adverse relation with other employees or a likelihood that the employee is to resign from the organization within a period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: YVA.AI, INC.
    Inventors: David Yan, Victor Kuznetsov, Aleksandr Mertvetsov, Marina Chilingaryan, Eric Pelletier
  • Patent number: 11249097
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems and methods of determining quality compliance for a set of biological sample testing devices used with one or more test instruments at the point-of-care in a hospital or other location that delivers medical care. In particular, the systems and methods ensure that only biological sample testing devices that pass a quality assurance protocol are used for point-of-care testing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Abbott Point of Care Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Glavina, Jody Ann Tirinato
  • Patent number: 11238392
    Abstract: A salesperson may estimate his compensation in different hypothetical scenarios by inputting hypothetical sales data into a compensation estimation system. The compensation estimation system may compute the sales person's hypothetical compensation based on both actual sales data and the hypothetical sales data, thereby producing a “what if” outlook for the sales person. Significantly, the hypothetical sales data can be entered into and modified within the compensation estimation system without modifying or corrupting the actual sales data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Ganesh Naganathan, Pamela Walker-Cleary, Rohan R. Shetty, Jayakrishnan Radhakrishnan
  • Patent number: 11227298
    Abstract: Systems and methods for tuning a digital screen to provide high quality data are provided. Methods include determining a target level of participant data quality associated with accurate completion of an online survey, determining a participant screening threshold based on the target level of participant data quality, and adjusting a survey screen based on the participant screening threshold. Methods may achieve high data quality without sacrificing participant diversity. Methods may also include transmitting the survey screen to a computing device associated with a participant, and receiving a response of the participant to the survey screen on the computing device. When the response fails to achieve a predetermined threshold response, methods may include rejecting the participant from the survey.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Prime Research Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Leonid Litman, Jonathan Robinson, Raphael Joseph Abberbock, Cheskie Rosenzweig
  • Patent number: 11195113
    Abstract: Event prediction system and method includes gathering data corresponding to multiple entities to derive multiple entity profiles. Next, a first subset of entity profiles is identified from the multiple entity profiles generated. The identification is done on the basis of characteristics associated with the entities. Subsequent to identification of the first subset of the entity profiles, a second subset of entity profiles is shortlisted. Here, the second subset of entity profiles shows highest probability of occurrence of the event. Further, a determination of a factor that may lead to occurrence of the event is done.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
    Inventors: Rajiv Radheyshyam Srivastava, Girish Keshav Palshikar, Sachin Pawar
  • Patent number: 11188074
    Abstract: A system includes one or more processors that are configured to receive data from one or more sensors, to determine whether one or more characteristics of a driver or an occupant indicate driving control of a vehicle should transfer from the driver based on the data, and to enable a remote operator to control operation of the vehicle in response to determining that the driving control should transfer from the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Andy Benavidez, Jessica Gisela Ellinor Nunn, Michael Livingston
  • Patent number: 11170336
    Abstract: A ranking of customer service interactions sessions that may benefit from supervisor input is provided. The customer service interactions sessions involve a Customer Service Representative (CSR), engaged in a customer service interaction with a customer. First, customer service interaction sessions, at a contact center server, between the CSRs and the customers begin. Data streams from CSR computer(s) to customer computer(s) are sent. Other data streams from the customer computers are received. The data streams are analyzed by a supervisor recommendation engine. Based on the analysis, the supervisor recommendation engine generates a ranking of customer service interactions sessions that would benefit most from supervisor input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Sajith Gopal Kaimal, Srinivasa Subramanyam Pulugurtha
  • Patent number: 11157859
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present invention include a method for creating, via a first user interface, at least one link in a performance summary to link to supporting information of an employee's work associated with the performance summary. The performance summary including the at least one link is then displayed via the first user interface. The method then detects, via the first user interface, when the at least one link in the performance summary is selected. Responsive to the at least one link being selected, the supporting information of the employee's work associated with the performance summary is displayed via the first user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Nima Motamedi, Ashwini Govindaraman, Gregory Lapouchnian, James Fai-Kuen Tam, Shaahin Mehdinezhad Rushan, Tam Duc Tran, Alireza Bakhtiari Koohsorkhi
  • Patent number: 11157922
    Abstract: A display system is disclosed. The display system includes a merchandise display and a platform. The platform has the merchandise display mounted upon it. The platform includes: a processor; a weighing element in communication with the processor; and a wireless communications device in communication with the processor, wherein the platform is operable to communicate information about the weight change of the merchandise display with an external system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: PURCHASE POINT LLC
    Inventors: Kelley R. Thornton, Paul J. Soldera, Craig Cameron Scott, Robert E. Hoxie
  • Patent number: 11148793
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system for the data transfer and processing for the controlling of a rotor blade actuator, the system comprising: an adjusting device (2) that is arranged within the rotating system (10) of the helicopter, which is configured to provide at least one first rotor blade actuator (1); a first control system (3) that is arranged within the rotating system and that is coupled via signals (11) to the adjusting device (2); a first sensor (4) that is arranged within the rotating system (10) which is designed to detect at least one first control variable of the rotor blade actuator (1) in the time domain and to transmit this control variable in the time domain to the first control system (3) via a second signal-based coupling (12); wherein the first control system (3) is configured to receive the first control variable via the signal-based coupling (12), to determine at least one first control value in the time domain by using the received control variable in the time domain and by using a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventors: Steffen Hartmann, Daniel Fürst
  • Patent number: 11138510
    Abstract: A user expertise classifying method, system, and computer program product, include analyzing an input by a user based on at least one of vocabulary, orthography, and grammar of the user input, processing user background data obtained from a database, and calculating an expertise score of the user based on the analyzed user input and the processed background data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Airbnb, Inc.
    Inventors: Ana Paula Appel, Victor Boa Juliani, Andre Gama Leal, Claudio Santos Pinhanez, Marcela Megumi Terakado
  • Patent number: 11126949
    Abstract: A device may communicate with a first server to obtain first information regarding a particular entity. The device may communicate with a second server to obtain second information regarding a plurality of entities. The device may process the first information and the second information to generate one or more recommendations for the particular entity. The one or more recommendations including a recommendation may relate to the particular entity altering an attribute of the particular entity to match an attribute of one or more of the plurality of entities. The attribute may be associated with a threshold level of performance for the one or more of the plurality of entities. The device may generate a user interface including the one or more recommendations. The device may communicate with a client device to cause the user interface to be provided for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Ellyn J. Shook, Rahul Varma, Nathan M. Boaz, Susan M. Charnaux, Randall R. Wandmacher, Kush K. Jhawar, Shelby L. Kan, Monica A. Larosa, Tanarra Schneider, Kristen M. Nagel, Kelly A. Harris, Deepashree Basu, Rajiv Chandran, Danielle L. Logan, Josh Siebert, Daniel A. Schocke
  • Patent number: 11080656
    Abstract: Systems and methods for tuning a digital screen to provide high quality data are provided. Methods include determining a target level of participant data quality associated with accurate completion of an online survey, determining a participant screening threshold based on the target level of participant data quality, and adjusting a survey screen based on the participant screening threshold. Methods may achieve high data quality without sacrificing participant diversity. Methods may also include transmitting the survey screen to a computing device associated with a participant, and receiving a response of the participant to the survey screen on the computing device. When the response fails to achieve a predetermined threshold response, methods may include rejecting the participant from the survey.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Prime Research Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Leonid Litman, Jonathan Robinson, Raphael Joseph Abberbock, Cheskie Rosenzweig
  • Patent number: 11080654
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for monitoring collaboration parameters and maintaining user profiles using cognitive computing techniques are provided. The method includes receiving a domain for a first collaborative session, and retrieving a plurality of trait profiles associated with potential participants. The method further includes determining a subset of trait profiles based in part on comparing each respective trait profile with the rest of the trait profiles, and providing the subset of trait profiles. Additionally, the method includes receiving an indication that the subset of trait profiles is acceptable, and a request to initiate the first collaborative session with participants corresponding to the subset of trait profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Marcio Ferreira Moreno, Rafael Rossi De Mello Brandao, Juliana Soares Jansen Ferreira, Ana Fucs, Renato Fontoura De Gusmão Cerqueira
  • Patent number: 11062240
    Abstract: A device receives occupational activity descriptions and occupational role attributes, and processes the occupational activity descriptions to generate estimated occupational activity attribute values. The device trains a neural network model based on the estimated occupational activity attribute values to generate a trained neural network model, and receives a new activity description for a new role in an organization. The device processes the new activity description, with the trained neural network model, to generate estimated new activity attribute values, and processes the estimated new activity attribute values, with the logistic regression model, to generate probabilities that the new role is suitable for different workforce types. The device determines a workforce recommendation for the new role based on the probabilities that the new role is suitable for the different workforce types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Jitesh Goyal, Benedikt M. Golla, Chahrazed Bouhini
  • Patent number: 11062409
    Abstract: A system comprises a database stored on a server and a processing device in communication with a user device accessible to a user. The processing device includes: a hosting module configured to generate and display a web-based application on a user device; a communications module configured to enable the user to access and interact with the web-based application on the user device; a matter administration module configured to maintain a plurality of matter data associated with a matter stored in the database; a custodian administration module configured to maintain a plurality of custodian data stored in the database; an evidence administration module to maintain a plurality of evidence data stored in the database; an interview building module to allow the user to prepare at least one custom interview based on the plurality of matter data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: INSIGHT OPTIX LLC
    Inventors: Amanda J. Ross, Barbara J. Basile
  • Patent number: 11037086
    Abstract: Method and system for evaluating the performance of a reader of screening mammograms. According to one embodiment, the system includes a performance evaluator that is in electronic communication with both one or more readers of screening mammograms and one or more supervisors. The performance evaluator is configured to collect information from each reader as to whether a recall request is a bilateral or unilateral recall request and, if a unilateral recall request, is for a left breast or right breast. In addition, the performance evaluator is designed to use such information to assess the performance of one or more readers by comparing the observed bilateral recall request rate to a standard bilateral recall request rate and/or by comparing the numbers of left breast recall requests and right breast recall requests to expected numbers of the same. The performance assessment is then available for electronic retrieval by any authorized supervisor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventor: Charles Samson Munn
  • Patent number: 11017690
    Abstract: A system for building computational models of a goal-driven task from demonstration is disclosed. A task recording subsystem receives a recorded video file or recorded sensor data representative of an expert demonstration for a task. An instructor authoring tool generates one or more sub-activity proposals; enables an instructor to specify one or more sub-activity labels upon modification of the one or more sub-activity proposals into one or more sub-tasks. A task learning subsystem learns the one or more sub-tasks represented in the demonstration of the task; builds an activity model to predict and locate the task being performed in the recorded video file. A task evaluation subsystem evaluates a live video representative of the task; generates at least one performance description statistics; identifies a type of activity step executed by the one or more actors; provides an activity guidance feedback in real-time to the one or more actors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Inventors: Muhammad Zeeshan Zia, Quoc-Huy Tran, Andrey Konin, Sanjay Haresh, Sateesh Kumar
  • Patent number: 11017353
    Abstract: A multi-user software-implemented audio collaboration method allows a track producing user, at least one recording artist, and public listening users to produce, collaborate, and consume unique musical compositions with no fees and costs. The method allows the track producing user and recording artist user to collaborate on the production of a unique musical composition, and then store the musical composition as a working digital audio file on an administrator server. The method also allows public listening users to consume the musical composition for free by viewing a third-party advertisement to accumulate viewing credits. The public listening users convert the viewing credits to access the musical composition for storage in a personal musical library. The track producing user and the recording artist user receive a creator credit when the public listening users stores the musical composition in the music library. All the users communicate with each other through messaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Inventor: Curtis Lane
  • Patent number: 11010700
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method, a system, and a computer program product of determining tasks of a project and determining personality traits of the tasks. In an embodiment, the method, the system, and the computer program product include in response to receiving a set of data for a current project, generating, by one or more processors, a set of one or more current tasks for the current project based on at least a first machine learning associated with one or more preexisting projects, generating a set of one or more personality traits for a current task in the set of one or more current tasks based on at least a second machine learning associated with one or more preexisting tasks, and compiling the set of one or more current tasks and the set of one or more personality traits into one or more current task profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Martin G. Keen, Adam J. Smye-Rumsby
  • Patent number: 11011006
    Abstract: A method and system for evaluating and sharing user-generated media files have been disclosed. The method and system is embodied in a contest/festival that entices visitors to return to the site to vote on their favorite videos by providing a plurality of phases in which the best performing media files are promoted based on voting scores. According to one embodiment, a computer implemented method comprises generating scores for each media file in four phases and calculating the total score for each of the four phases. The scores are calculated based on the number of views and votes from users for each media file. The votes are generated using questions, percentage of video viewed, comments, social distribution, and recommendations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: PAPALOVE PRODUCTIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Konstantin Rubchinsky
  • Patent number: 10996861
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide method, device and computer product for predicting disk failure. The method disclosed herein comprising: obtaining operation data of a disk, each data item of the operation data indicating values for one or more attributes of the disk at an associated time point; identifying null values for the one or more attributes from the data items of the operation data; adjusting the operation data based at least on the identifying of the null values; and processing the adjusted operation data with a machine learning model, to obtain a failure prediction on whether the disk will fail within a predetermined time period after the associated time point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Bing Liu, Xingyu Liu
  • Patent number: 10983763
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to modeling an Agile team structure such that it aligns with Agile principles, achieve synergy and deliver intended business benefits. Current approach to modelling depends on unproven manually arrived patterns that do not predict benefits, are based on limited number of experts utilizing heuristics from personal experience. Once a working model is derived, it is refined over time which is a slow process with no verification of its effectiveness. In accordance with the present disclosure, scalable and customizable location independent Agile delivery models can be generated using a palette based user interface such that constraints are optimized. A pre-configured meta-model is chosen and the location independent model is generated given the constraints. A compliance indicator provides a degree of compliance with the Agile principles. The model is then evaluated using machine learning models that have been trained by leveraging a knowledge base of successfully implemented Agile models.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES LIMITED
    Inventors: Subramanian Krishnaswamy, Janardhan Santhanam, Mohammed Musthafa Soukath Ali, Ramanathan Murali
  • Patent number: 10977598
    Abstract: A system is disclosed to increase productivity and morale by delegating clearly defined tasks and rewarding timely completion of tasks positively with points/scores/advancements, which is constructive and transparent. In some embodiments, the system creates a rewarding, friendly competitive, and fun environment and culture to encourage timely completion of tasks with constructive, transparent feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventor: Noel Peng
  • Patent number: 10964005
    Abstract: An operation analysis apparatus includes: an acquisition unit configured to acquire a plurality of pieces of operation information indicating operations of a plurality of persons to be analyzed; a classification unit configured to classify the plurality of pieces of operation information into a plurality of groups; and an analysis unit configured to analyze the operations of the persons to be analyzed based on the pieces of operation information that have been classified into the plurality of groups. The plurality of pieces of operation information each include skeleton information that indicates positions of a plurality of body parts that are associated with the skeleton of each of the plurality of persons to be analyzed, and the classification unit classifies the plurality of pieces of operation information using the skeleton information included in the operation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroomi Onda, Shuichi Goto, Naohiro Kawai, Jun Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10922734
    Abstract: A computerized method is provided for automatically identifying a set of historical issues derived from historical customer interactions with an enterprise. The method includes collecting text-based data corresponding to the historical customer interactions, extracting customer queries from the text-based data, and normalizing and filtering the customer queries to generate the set of historical issues of the customer queries. The method also includes assigning the historical issues to one or more clusters that capture variances among the historical issues. The method further includes generating a legitimacy score for each historical issue and ranking the set of historical issues in accordance with their corresponding legitimacy scores. The method can further include identifying one or more issues in a transcript of unstructured text using the set of historical issues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: FMR LLC
    Inventors: Aravind Chandramouli, Ankit Patil
  • Patent number: 10915850
    Abstract: Methods, computer program products, and systems are presented. The method computer program products, and systems can include, for instance: parameterizing with training data one or more model that expresses, for a set of historical activities, a known outcome as a function of a plurality of factors, the plurality of factors including one or more activity factor and a worker factor; solving the one or more model to learn by machine learning values of the worker random effect vector associated to the set of historical activities, wherein the values of the worker random effect vector provide an indication of learned worker skill level for respective workers identified by the worker identifiers; and providing, by the one or more processor, one or more output based on the solving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stamatina Thomaidou, Stefanos Manganaris, Evan D. Braun, Diane Hoffmanner, Thomas Dekle
  • Patent number: 10896395
    Abstract: A method includes: receiving, by a processor, an evaluation form including a plurality of evaluation questions; receiving, by the processor, an interaction to be evaluated by the evaluation form; selecting, by the processor, an evaluation question of the evaluation form, the evaluation question including a rule associated with one or more topics, each of the topics including one or more words or phrases; searching, by the processor, the interaction for the one or more topics of the rule in accordance with the presence of one or more words or phrases in the interaction to generate a search result; calculating, by the processor, an answer to the evaluation question in accordance with the rule and the search result; and outputting, by the processor, the calculated answer to the evaluation question of the evaluation form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventors: Amir Lev-Tov, Tamir Tapuhi, Avraham Faizakof, David Konig, Yochai Konig
  • Patent number: 10896529
    Abstract: A matched array technology system and method for displaying in a two-dimensional array the interactions between management and a plurality of employees in an organization. Axes contain proxy values of employee and manager expectations scaled to yield a matched array and an alignment vector containing cells where employee and manager expectations are equivalent. A scatter plot of multiple employee positions portrays the pattern of talent alignment and distribution, representing the talent architecture for the organization. The talent architecture is characterized by multiple static and dynamic metrics that identify normative opportunities to improve organization alignment, and measure organization talent management performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: EffectiveTalent Office LLC
    Inventor: Craig M. Watson
  • Patent number: 10866980
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods, systems, and storage media for identifying node hierarchies and connections using electronic activities. The method may include maintaining node profiles corresponding to unique entities; selecting electronic activities linked to both a first node profile and a second node profile of the plurality of node profiles; generating for each electronic activity of the plurality of electronic activities, a relevancy score based on a respective time at which the electronic activity was transmitted or received; generating a connection profile for a connection between the first node profile and the second node profile based on the respective relevancy score of each electronic activity and storing in a data structure, an association between the connection profile, the first node profile, and the second node profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: People.ai, Inc.
    Inventors: Oleg Rogynskyy, Stefan Hermanek, John Wulf, Devin Rice, Yury Markovsky
  • Patent number: 10810864
    Abstract: A manual call point with an e-paper display is described herein. One device includes an e-paper display configured to display an image that represents a status of the manual call point, a memory, and a processor configured to execute executable instructions stored in the memory to determine a change in the status of the manual call point, and change the image displayed by the e-paper display in response to the determination that there is a change in the status of the manual call point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Stefan Reufer, Bernd Luebben, Bernd Stoye