Performance Of Employee With Respect To A Job Function Patents (Class 705/7.42)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10789557
    Abstract: A method and a system are provided for auto-allocation of one or more tasks to one or more resources of an organization. The method includes receiving one or more requests from a requestor computing device associated with the organization over a communication network. The one or more requests may include at least one or more first attributes of the one or more tasks and one or more pre-defined constraints. The method further includes extracting one or more second attributes associated with the one or more resources based on at least the one or more first attributes of the one or more tasks. The method further includes determining an allocation of the one or more tasks to the one or more resources based on at least the one or more first attributes and the one or more second attributes, such that the one or more predefined constraints are satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Conduent Business Services, LLC
    Inventors: Ameer Mulla, Gurulingesh Raravi, Jagadeesh Chandra Bose Rantham Prabhakara, Avantika Gupta, Koustuv Dasgupta
  • Patent number: 10778638
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a non-transitory machine-readable medium that stores a program. The program receives from a client device a request for contacts to use to initiate communications for a product. The program further identifies a set of contacts associated with a user of the client device. The program also determines a subset of the set of contacts associated with the user based on data associated with the product. The program further provides the client device the subset of the set of contacts associated with the user as candidates for initiating communications for the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: David Brockington, Damien Murphy, Vivek Ranjan, Oliver Conze
  • Patent number: 10775783
    Abstract: A bank of available remote human vehicle operators receives service requests to assume control of an automated vehicle via a service queue. The service queue triages remote vehicle control requests based on factors including skill level of available human vehicle operators, urgency of service requests, capabilities of available human vehicle operators, etc. Additional human vehicle operators may join a control session of an automated vehicle as observers and/or assistants to a controlling human vehicle operator. Human vehicle operators may be triaged among ongoing vehicle control sessions depending on the completion of vehicle control tasks and/or emergence of new requests from other automatic vehicles. Automatic vehicles may make service requests to the bank of available remote human vehicle operators including requested capabilities or operator skills based on data sensed regarding the environment of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventor: Kevin Lawler
  • Patent number: 10748113
    Abstract: Systems and methods of processing items. Items in a distribution network or process may be scanned at every handling point in the distribution network, and each scan is recorded in a central repository. The scan information can be used to generate real-time access to data, analytical tools, predictive tools, and tracking reports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: United States Postal Service
    Inventors: Stephen M. Dearing, Kuldip K. Goyal, Carla F. Sherry, Amy B. Cradic, C. Scot Atkins, Himesh A. Patel
  • Patent number: 10740339
    Abstract: Systems and methods for query term weighting are disclosed. A server receives a search query for employment candidates, the search query comprising a set of parameters, each parameter having a weight. The server generates, from a data repository storing records associated with professionals, a first set of search results based on the set of parameters and the weights of the parameters in the set. The server transmits the first set of search results. The server receives a response to search result(s) from the first set of search results, the search result(s) being associated with a set of factors, the response indicating a level of interest in the search result(s). The server adjusts the parameters in the set of parameters or adjusts the weights of the parameters based on the response to the search result(s). The server provides an output based on the adjusted parameters or the adjusted weights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Nadeem Anjum, Skylar Payne, Jerry Lin, Benjamin John McCann, Erik Eugene Buchanan
  • Patent number: 10733481
    Abstract: A cloud device, a terminal device, and an image classification system and method includes the terminal reading an image to be classified; transmitting an instruction of image classification to the cloud device; determining whether the instruction of image classification comprises an intermediate operation result of the first partial operation; performing the second partial operation to obtain an image classification result, when the instruction of image classification comprises intermediate operation result of the first partial operation; and transmitting the image classification result to the terminal device; performing the first partial operation to obtain the intermediate operation result, when the intermediate operation result is not contained in the instruction of image classification; transmitting the intermediate operation result to the terminal device; and performing the second partial operation to obtain an image classification result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jung-Yi Lin, Chin-Pin Kuo, I-Hua Chen
  • Patent number: 10726152
    Abstract: Described herein are various technologies pertaining to facilitating digital rights management of patient healthcare records. A computing system executing an electronic health records application (EHR) receives an attribute of a healthcare worker and a patient identifier from a client computing device. The computing system retrieves a computer-readable file for the patient, the computer-readable file comprising a plurality of file records and a file access portion. A file record in the plurality of file records comprises a data portion and an access portion. The computing system transmits data in the data portion to the client computing device only when both the file access portion of the computer-readable file and the access portion of the file record include the attribute of the healthcare worker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: ALLSCRIPTS SOFTWARE, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Durham, Stephen Anthony Canzano, Scott Alan Mueller, Jonathan Edward Blankenship
  • Patent number: 10713605
    Abstract: A method of workforce optimization includes acquiring video data. The video data is obtained from a plurality of video cameras in a facility comprising a plurality of departments. A customer load for each of the plurality of departments is identified. A location of each of a plurality of employees in the facility is identified. A customer-to-employee ratio is determined for each department. The determined customer-to-employee ratio for each department is provided to a computing device. At least one employee deployment notification is provided from the computing device to another computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Verint Americas Inc.
    Inventor: Kurt Heier
  • Patent number: 10699276
    Abstract: Intraday alert volume adjustments based on risk parameters is provided. Users may be assigned risk levels, which may be determined based on historical information. An event associated with the user may be prioritized in relation to other events received by the user or by other users. The prioritization may be events received during a predetermined time range, or until an event has been pending for longer than a predetermined interval. The various events are output according to their relative rankings, which may indicate a descending order of risk level. As newly received events are received, they may be dynamically ranked in relationship to the previously received events that have not expired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.
    Inventors: Christopher P. Smith, David J. Dietrich
  • Patent number: 10699236
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to performance appraisal management, and more particularly to standardization of goals associated with performance appraisal. In one embodiment, a method for standardization of goals includes identifying labeled and unlabeled goals associated with a role. The goals includes template and manually created goals. Each of the template goals is associated with a class label, and includes corresponding goal description and self-comments. First and second classifiers are trained using goal description and self-comments. Candidate negative goals are identified and excluded from the goals to obtain a set of unlabeled goals. The set of unlabeled goals are classified by the first and second classifier, and a confidence score associated with the classification is determined. The unlabeled goals with high confidence score are added to labeled goals to obtain an updated set of labeled goals. The first and second classifiers are iteratively co-trained using the updated set of labeled goals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
    Inventors: Manoj Madhav Apte, Sachin Pawar, Girish Keshav Palshikar, Sriram Baskaran, Amol Madhukar Aaeer, Deepak Pandita
  • Patent number: 10692036
    Abstract: Novel systems and methods for interacting with a client device are described. The network-based systems and methods of the present teachings are capable of seeking feedback regarding individual performance and seeking information relating to work deliverable, such as assigning individuals tasks, conveying a “to-do list,” sharing an agenda between two or more users and managing goals of teams and/or individuals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: REFLEKTIVE, INC.
    Inventors: James Wilson Tyrrell, Jr., Rajeev Behera, Erick Tai
  • Patent number: 10681024
    Abstract: A method, a system, and a non-transitory computer readable program code are disclosed for authenticating users for services. The method includes registering one or more users in an authentication system; assigning a score index to each of the one or more users in the authentication system for one or more services, the score index representing a security level and corresponding authentication required to access each of the one or more services; inputting each request for services from the one or more users into the authentication system to continuously update the score index for each of the one or more users, each of the requests including one or more authenticators or biometric identifiers for the requested service; and requesting the one or more users to register one or more additional authenticators or biometric identifiers with the authentication system upon the score index for a user reaching of a predefined threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA LABORATORY U.S.A., INC.
    Inventors: Subramanyam Badri, Sarma Sista
  • Patent number: 10623905
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for tracking information of an equipment including a telematics device configured to receive data from the equipment to determine a telematics information. The telematics information includes at least two of an equipment type, a location, a duration in the location, and miles traveled. A transmission device is configured to transmit the vehicle telematics information to at least one of a third party entity device, a government device and a mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Valvoline Licensing and Intellectual Property, LLC
    Inventors: Adam E. Sworski, Frances E. Lockwood, Roger D. England, Timothy L. Caudill, Jeffrey S. Baker, Jeffrey R. Torkelson
  • Patent number: 10565214
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to intelligent database control systems for performing automated request assessments. In one embodiment, a computing device may receive, via a communication interface, a database request from a user computing device. The computing device may generate a legitimacy score associated with the database request based on one or more predetermined definitions. If the legitimacy score is above a predetermined threshold, the computing device may format the database request based on one or more of the predetermined definitions and the legitimacy score and command, via the communication interface, one or more databases to execute the database request. The computing device may format result set generated from the executed database request and transmit, via the communication interface, the formatted result set to the user computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Sita Maha Lakshmi Pidaparthi, Suki Ramasamy
  • Patent number: 10534595
    Abstract: Techniques for configuring and validating a data pipeline system deployment are described. In an embodiment, a template is a file or data object that describes a package of related jobs. For example, a template may describe a set of jobs necessary for deduplication of data records or a set of jobs performing machine learning on a set of data records. The template can be defined in a file, such as a JSON blob or XML file. For each job specified in the template, the template may identify a set of dataset dependencies that are needed as input for the processing of that job. For each job specified in the template, the template may further identify a set of configuration parameters needed for deployment of the job. In an embodiment, a server uses the template and the configuration parameter values collected via the GUI to generate code for the package of jobs. The code may be stored in a version control system. In an embodiment, the code may be compiled, executed, and deployed to a server for processing the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: David Lisuk, Paul Gribelyuk
  • Patent number: 10503553
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are described for coordinated scaling of a cloud-based software application and a backend resource in a networked computing environment. A server captures resource usage metrics associated with cloud-based applications. The server captures resource usage metrics associated with backend resources that correspond to the cloud-based applications. The server aggregates the resource usage metrics to generate a set of integrated application-level resource usage metrics. The server determines a current resource consumption level based upon the integrated application-level resource usage metrics for the cloud-based software application. The server compares the current resource consumption level to a desired resource consumption level. The server computing device changes resource availability for the cloud-based software application, based upon a difference between the current resource consumption level and the desired resource consumption level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: FMR LLC
    Inventors: Rohith Ashok, Stein Eriksen
  • Patent number: 10490010
    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: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: PAPALOVE PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventor: Konstantin Rubchinsky
  • Patent number: 10489733
    Abstract: Systems and methods for centralized contest management are disclosed. In some embodiments, a computerized method comprises storing first videos associated with a first contest related to a first sponsor system, and second videos associated with a second contest related to a second sponsor system. Requests for videos may be received from the sponsor systems, and the corresponding videos may be provided to the sponsor systems for display on participant systems. Participant feedback associated with the videos may be received from the sponsor systems, and the videos may be scored based at least partially on the participant feedback. Winners of the respective contests may be determined, and the respective related sponsor system may be notified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Votocast, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven Raack
  • Patent number: 10466697
    Abstract: A monitoring control system includes a mobile object and a server device that communicates with the mobile object. The mobile object includes: a first communication unit; a camera; an encoding unit that generates image data from the image captured by the camera; a transmitting unit that transmits the image data; and a movement control unit that controls movement of the mobile object according to a control signal received from the server device via the first communication unit, and the server device includes: a second communication unit that communicates with the mobile object; and an emergency control signal transmitting unit that transmits an emergency control signal to the mobile object via the second communication unit when at least a part of a key frame among the image data transmitted from the mobile object is not received within a predetermined period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoji Yunoki, Hideki Endo, Hiroyuki Kubo
  • Patent number: 10432659
    Abstract: An implementation comparison-based security system is disclosed. In various embodiments, respective network messages received from a plurality of implementations are received. The network messages are compared to determine whether any network message in the received set of network messages deviates from any one or more other network messages in the set. A responsive action is determined based at least in part on the results of said comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Curtail, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert F. Ross
  • Patent number: 10373084
    Abstract: A computer network including a server computer, a first computer implementing a first software tool having a first function and a second software tool having a second function, and a second computer implementing the first software tool and the second software tool. The server computer is configured to gather first data regarding use of the first software tool; gather second data regarding use of the second software tool; and based on the first data and the second data, link activities of the first user and the second user to a performance goal for any one of the first user, the second user, a team including at least the first user or the second user, or an organization to which the first user and the second user belong. In executing the third program code, a communications link between the server computer and the first computer or the second computer is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: ADP, LLC
    Inventors: Agatha Kurjanowicz, Lohit J. Sarma, Masheed Michael Ahadi, Zachary Skolnik, Alain Brown, Omar Scott, Jason A. Lovelace, Matthew Paul Herman
  • Patent number: 10367649
    Abstract: The present disclosure extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for providing collaboration among users within a group and to provide improved scheduling and reports based on group characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: SALESFORCE.COM, INC.
    Inventors: Thierry Donneau-Golencer, Rajan Singh
  • Patent number: 10360300
    Abstract: Multi-turn cross-domain natural language understanding (NLU) systems and platforms for building the multi-turn cross-domain NLU system are provided. Further, methods for using and building the multi-turn cross-domain NLU system are provided. More specifically, the multi-turn cross-domain NLU system supports multi-turn bot/agent/application scenarios for new domains without having to select a task definition and/or define a new schema during the building of the NLU system. Accordingly, the platform for building the multi-turn cross-domain NLU system that does not require the builder to select a task and/or build a schema for a selected task provides an easy to use, cost effective, and efficient service for building a NLU system. Further, the multi-turn cross-domain NLU system provides a more versatile NLU system than previously utilized NLU systems that were trained for and limited to a selected task and/or domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ruhi Sarikaya, Young-Bum Kim, Alexandre Rochette
  • Patent number: 10275601
    Abstract: In a system for attributing one or more vulnerabilities in a software application to one or more developers, information identifying the source of a vulnerability is obtained from a vulnerability report. From a repository, developer-related information associated with the identified source is obtained. One or more developers are selected from the developer-related information according to one or more specified rules, and the defect is attributed to the selected developer(s). Attribution of the defect may indicate that the developer(s) contributed to introduction of the defect or to remedying the defect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Veracode, Inc.
    Inventor: Bradford M. Smith
  • Patent number: 10216159
    Abstract: The management computer of a mounting system, when productivity is lowered, identifies an operator and work type from a work history, retrieves a management value P for the identified work type for the identified operator, and increases the management value P by an increment of “1.” Then, the management computer of the mounting system, when judging that management value P is at least second threshold value P2, applies a performance restriction on the identified operator for the work of the identified work type. Thus, it is possible to curtail lowered productivity due to the same work by the same operator being repeated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hisayuki Tsuji, Shigenao Otane, Tomoko Ozaki
  • Patent number: 10163145
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for providing an app store service which implements 3rd party-based app stores by using a user's client and links the implemented app stores so as to be distributed by the 3rd party, and to a system for the same. The app store service system of the present invention includes: a plurality of app stores established for distribution; a mall integration server to manage the establishment and integrated operation of the plurality of app stores, and integrally analyze metadata collected from the plurality of app stores in order to provide app integration search and information on the basis of the plurality of app stores; and a client to perform integrated search and browsing for apps on the basis of the mall integration server and the app stores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Seok Hyun Yoon, Ka Ram Ko, Hae Dong Yeo, Hyung Dong Lee
  • Patent number: 10146218
    Abstract: A time synchronization signal for time series data collected from multiple controlling devices of a PID process is provided. An assistance device concurrently transmits a time confirmation signal to respective controlling devices in a predetermined time confirmation cycle, and the controlling devices forcibly output time confirmation data for synchronizing control data related to the respective controlling devices with each other as a manipulation variable in one control cycle immediately after receiving the time confirmation signal. The time confirmation data is an irregular value that is not outputted as a value of the manipulation variable in a control cycle during a steady control state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Azbil Corporation
    Inventors: Masato Tanaka, Takashi Kurosawa
  • Patent number: 10117047
    Abstract: An application manager on a user device determines a current time period and determines that the current time period corresponds to a previous time period when the user device has previously been used to access one or more application files. The application manager identifies previous state information for the user device corresponding to a previous state of the user device during the previous time period and restores a current state of the user device to the previous state based at least in part on the previous state information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Muhammad Iftekher Chowdhury
  • Patent number: 9956655
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating assembly steps and an assembly sequence for sequentially assembling a product is provided with: a part detecting section for detecting designated characteristic shapes from the 3D CAD model, detecting a part present in a radial direction of each characteristic shape, and detecting a part present in an axial direction of the detected part; a section for generating a directed graph where a node denotes a part and a directed edge denotes a connection precedence relationship between parts; an assembly graph generating section for generating, an assembly graph where a node denotes a part and an edge denotes an adjacency relationship; a work order adding section for adding work contents and work orders to a list of the detected unconnected parts; and a generating section for generating the assembly sequence and an assembly direction by generating and reversely converting a disassemblable direction and a disassembly sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventor: Noriaki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9959097
    Abstract: A computing system may interface with different software versioning (SVN) systems via distinct interfaces. The computing system may receive, via one of the interfaces, and from a development platform of one of the SVN systems, a request to transmit draft code to a production platform of the SVN system. The computing system may identify, based on the SVN system, a set of requirements for the draft code from amongst requirement sets stored in memory. Responsive to determining that the draft code conforms to the requirements, the computing system may transmit the draft code to the production platform via the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Manu Kurian, Paul Roscoe