Having Particular User Interface Patents (Class 706/11)
  • Patent number: 10793160
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a system and method for determining responsiveness of a driver of a vehicle to feedback regarding driving behaviors. The system may include a sensor configured to generate output signals conveying first driving behavior information, which may characterize operation of the vehicle by the driver. The system may include one or more processors configured to obtain the first driving behavior information. The one or more processors may effectuate provision of feedback defined by feedback information based on the first driving behavior. The sensor may be configured to output signals conveying second driving behavior information, which may characterize operation of the vehicle by the driver during and/or subsequent to the provision of the feedback. The one or more processors may be configured to obtain the second driving behavior information and assess responsiveness of the driver to the feedback based on the second driving behavior information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: SmartDrive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Palmer, Mark Freitas, Daniel A. Deninger, David Forney, Slaven Sljivar, Alekh Vaidya, Jeffrey Griswold
  • Patent number: 10795896
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure include a system that automatically defines and assembles a group of users capable of solving a particular problem, such as problems associated with network platforms and infrastructures. The group of users are identified from user data captured while users interact within and throughout a network, such as a social network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Northwestern University
    Inventors: Noshir S. Contractor, Harshad E. Gado, Anup S. Sawant
  • Patent number: 10796218
    Abstract: A communications system with smart agent robots includes a message interface, a first agent robot, a friend agent robot and a friend message interface. The message interface is used for inputting message data. The first agent robot is connected to the message interface for integrating and transceiving the message data automatically. The friend agent robot is connected to the first agent robot for communicating with the first agent robot. The friend message interface is connected to the friend agent robot for communicating with the first agent robot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Gemtek Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Der-Hwa Tan
  • Patent number: 10768693
    Abstract: Examples of wearable systems and methods can use multiple inputs (e.g., gesture, head pose, eye gaze, voice, and/or environmental factors (e.g., location)) to determine a command that should be executed and objects in the three-dimensional (3D) environment that should be operated on. The multiple inputs can also be used by the wearable system to permit a user to interact with text, such as, e.g., composing, selecting, or editing text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Powderly, Savannah Niles, Jennifer M. R. Devine, Adam C. Carlson, Jeffrey Scott Sommers, Praveen Babu J D
  • Patent number: 10762432
    Abstract: A system, method and program product for recommending a network resource provider to a resource consumer. An interactive recommendation engine for determining a recommendation of a network resource provider is provide and includes: a requirements collection manager that collects a set of requirements for an organization and includes: a query management system that provides an interactive platform for implementing a natural language dialog with a user; and a semantic analysis system that analyzes inputs from the user to identify requirements and formulate outputs to the user; a provider data curation manager that curates structured and unstructured provider information into a provider knowledgebase; and a decision analytics system that analyzes the set of requirements and provider knowledgebase to identify a recommended resource provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Murilo Goncalves de Aguiar, Guilherme Steinberger Elias, Marco Vinicius Landivar Paraiso, Fabio Minoru Tanada, Sergio Varga
  • Patent number: 10757254
    Abstract: One or more embodiments of techniques or systems for intelligent data presentation are provided herein. Data can be presented on similar devices having different characteristics in different manners. For example, data may be rendered in a first manner on a first device having one monitor, the same data may be rendered in a second manner on a second device having two displays or a different display size. Financial information, sales data, banking information, etc. may be presented in a variety of ways based on capabilities or properties of a device accessing the information or data. Similarly, renderings may be selected based on interaction capabilities or interaction options a user may have with different renderings or presentations. In other embodiments, user interaction with an automated teller machine (ATM), call center, vehicle, or other interface can be based on device properties or device capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.
    Inventors: Stephen M. Ellis, Bipin Sahni, David Hatch, Shahid Razzaq
  • Patent number: 10751017
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for generating an assessment of traumatic brain injury (TBI) includes a TBI assessment computer receiving structural imaging data acquired by performing a structural imaging scan on an individual and generating a structural imaging score based on the structural imaging data. The TBI assessment computer receives functional imaging data acquired by performing a functional imaging scan on the individual and generates a functional imaging score based on the functional imaging data. The TBI assessment computer also receives diffusion imaging data acquired by performing a diffusion imaging scan on the individual and generates a diffusion imaging score based on the diffusion imaging data. Based on the structural imaging score, the functional imaging score, and the diffusion imaging score, the TBI assessment computer generates a TBI assessment score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Heatlhcare GmbH
    Inventors: Benjamin L. Odry, Hasan Ertan Cetingul
  • Patent number: 10740853
    Abstract: A computer analytic system for allocating resources of an electronic tax return preparation system, the system includes an information module configured to collect taxpayer data of a user, the taxpayer data including an indicator of an increased likelihood that the user will abandon the electronic tax return preparation program. The system also includes a memory module configured to store the collected taxpayer data. The system further includes a retention module configured to analyze the collected taxpayer data and generate a resource allocation recommendation based on the collected taxpayer data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: INTUIT INC.
    Inventors: William T. Laaser, Jonathan Goldman, Massimo Mascaro, Luis F. Cabrera
  • Patent number: 10733426
    Abstract: A driver state determination device includes a facial change information acquisition unit acquiring facial change information indicating a time-series change in facial data of a subject, and a driver state determination unit determining the driver state of the subject based on the facial change information. The subject is selected from the group consisting of a subject driving a machine from when brain function activation information that activates human brain function is provided, a subject driving a machine from when the brain function activation information provided to the subject driving the machine is detected, and a subject performing a predetermined operation on a machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignees: Daikin Industries, Ltd., Tokyo Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Junichiro Arai, Takashi Gotou, Makoto Iwakame, Kenichi Hino, Tomoya Hirano, Yasunori Kotani, Yoshimi Ohgami, Taro Tomatsu
  • Patent number: 10726442
    Abstract: A method is provided for determining a website user behavioral portrait based on navigation on the website and dynamically reconfiguring web pages based on those portraits. In accordance with the method, data relating to the progress of a user through a website is recorded, and an ongoing behavioral portrait of the user is built based on the data. The portrait is then used to dynamically reconfigure web content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: III HOLDINGS 4, LLC
    Inventors: William Charles Minnis, Mark Nagaitis, Trevor Pokorney, Richard Cowin, Brian Gugliemetti, Steven Miers, Eric Schank
  • Patent number: 10726340
    Abstract: A cognitive information processing system environment comprising a plurality of data sources; a cognitive inference and learning system coupled to receive data from the plurality of data sources, the cognitive inference and learning system processing the data from the plurality of data sources to perform a cognitive learning operation, the cognitive learning operation applying a cognitive learning technique to generate a cognitive learning result; and, a destination, the destination being updated based upon the learning result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Cognitive Scale, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Sanchez, Manoj Saxena
  • Patent number: 10726202
    Abstract: Taught is a search engine for science tools which dynamically evaluates search rank of said science tools through Natural Language Processing and machine learning. The search engine accepts into a corpus of public and private materials, which references individual science tools. Each item of the corpus is evaluated both as to how much that given item should be trusted, and what that item says about individual science tools. Each science tool is evaluated based on what the whole corpus of input data contains concerning those science tools, taking into account how valuable the source of the data is in order to render an overall score and search rank. The search engine generates a judgement of each individual science tool, which is dynamically updated as new information becomes available in the corpus of input data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Bioz, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Levitt, Karin Lachmi, Dan Grunspan, Ehud Pardo
  • Patent number: 10706376
    Abstract: A method to associate a set of first entities to a set of second entities, e.g., computing jobs to processors, agent teams to workspace resources within a physical location, or the like. The NG is seeded using a force directed graph (FDG), whose “seed” particles represents the agents and their relative interconnectedness. The FDG is first brought into an equilibrium state to define a solution space. A relative coordinate system of the FDG solution space is then translated to a number of vertices represented in the NG, and then an initial seeding of the seed particles in the NG (based on their relative positions in the FDG solution space) is carried out. A search is then performed. During the search, each seed vertex releases its embedded agents to adjacent vertices to enable the agents to search for and achieve a required count.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: GoSpace AI Limited
    Inventors: Bruce F. Davison, Elizabeth E. Tweedale
  • Patent number: 10699213
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a processing resource configured to receive a feature vector of a data stream. The feature vector includes a set of feature values. The processing resource is further configured to calculate a set of feature labels based at least in part on the set of feature values to generate a label vector, provide the label vector to another processing resource, and to receive a plurality of classifications corresponding to each feature label of the label vector from the other processing resource. The plurality of classifications are generated based at least in part on a respective range of feature values of the set of feature values. The processing resource is configured to then combine the plurality of classifications to generate a final classification of the data stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Yao Fu, Paul Glendenning, Tommy Tracy, II, Eric Jonas
  • Patent number: 10692588
    Abstract: A system and method for analyzing chemical data including a processor and one or more classifiers, stored in memory and coupled to the processor, which further includes an indication predictive module configured to predict whether a given chemical treats a particular indication or not and a side effect predictive module configured to predict whether a given chemical causes a side-effect or not. A correlation engine is configured to determine one or more correlations between one or more indications and one or more side effects for the given chemical and a visualization tool is configured to analyze the one or more correlations and to output results of the analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nan Cao, Jianying Hu, Robert K. Sorrentino, Fei Wang, Ping Zhang
  • Patent number: 10686738
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems, methods, and devices for providing personal assistant service via messaging. In particular, one or more embodiments receive a request for personal assistant service in an electronic message from a user, assign the request to an agent, determine an intent of the request, and configure an agent user interface to include one or more options in accordance with the determined intent of the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Franklin Daniel, Yoram Talmor, Alexandre Lebrun, Laurent Nicolas Landowski, Deniz Demir, Jeremy Harrison Goldberg, Willy Blandin
  • Patent number: 10685741
    Abstract: A system and method for analyzing chemical data including a processor and one or more classifiers, stored in memory and coupled to the processor, which further includes an indication predictive module configured to predict whether a given chemical treats a particular indication or not and a side effect predictive module configured to predict whether a given chemical causes a side-effect or not. A correlation engine is configured to determine one or more correlations between one or more indications and one or more side effects for the given chemical and a visualization tool is configured to analyze the one or more correlations and to output results of the analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nan Cao, Jianying Hu, Robert K. Sorrentino, Fei Wang, Ping Zhang
  • Patent number: 10678516
    Abstract: A method for providing a bot builder user interface by a bot builder user interface providing apparatus includes providing a developer device with a bot builder user interface (UI) for producing a chatbot; if at least one sentence is input from the developer device, providing multiple parameters including attribute information regarding respective words included in the at least one sentence; and receiving, from the developer device, grouping information regarding two or more parameters selected from the multiple parameters, wherein the chatbot produced by the developer device is accessible by a user device connecting with a chatbot service server, and if at least one of the two or more grouped parameters is extracted from a sentence of a chat message input by the user device, the chatbot executes a predetermined instruction with reference to the extracted parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: KAKAO CORP.
    Inventors: No Suk Myung, Ji Soo Hwang, Jun Ki Kim, Sung Eun Choi
  • Patent number: 10681158
    Abstract: Particular embodiments detect events associated with information about events and activities that a user has engaged in. The events may be of a particular type. An entity associated with an event may request that the user provide further information on the event and, based on the received information, the social-networking system sends the user a request for follow-up information after an appropriate time delay. The time delay may vary based on the user activity and the type or context of the event that triggered the request. After the follow-up information is received, such information is stored in the social-networking system and may be used to determine recommendations, sponsored stories, advertisements, etc. to send to friends of the user. The information may also be used for ranking or filtering recommendations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Williams, Daniel Jeng-Ping Hui, Mao Xue, Jason Brewer, Justin Moore, Keegan Jones
  • Patent number: 10671619
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a storing unit that stores evaluation data in which a plurality of subjects are associated with a plurality of evaluation expressions respectively and evaluation expression relationship data indicating relationships between the evaluation expressions, a question generating unit that generates and outputs questions on the basis of the evaluation data and the evaluation expression relationship data, and a matching unit that outputs information relating to the subject included in the evaluation data on the basis of responses when the responses with respect to the questions are input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Toshinori Miyoshi, Kiyoto Ito, Tomoyuki Ishii, Mineo Senda, Yoshiharu Nagashima
  • Patent number: 10664247
    Abstract: Various examples are directed to systems and methods for generating a user interface. The user interface may be based at least in part on an account returns data structure that is generated based on a benchmark returns for a set of benchmark asset classes and on returns for a first account. The user interface comprises a set of columns. A first column comprises a first tile for a first benchmark asset class of the plurality of benchmark asset classes, a second tile corresponding to a second benchmark asset class of the plurality of benchmark asset classes, and a third tile corresponding to the first account. The first tile, the second tile, and the third tile may be ordered in the first column based at least in part on returns for the first account, the first benchmark asset class, and the second benchmark asset class in the first time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Stephen G. Hubbard, Ian Keith MacEachern, Lee Thomas Lindley, Jason Matthew Couture, Andrew Cary Hall, Kurt Loreck
  • Patent number: 10649412
    Abstract: Methods and systems for operating a process plant include multiple user interface (UI) devices, each accessing a plurality of applications on a server, and operable to store device state on the server and receive device state from the server. The server is coupled to a unitary, logical data storage area and provides functions related to the process data stored in the data storage areas via one or more user interfaces. A first UI device coupled to the server accesses the process data and maintains on the server state information indicative of a state of the user interface executing on the first UI device. A second UI device coupled to the server accesses the process data and the state information to execute a user interface on the second UI device in accordance with the state information indicative of the state of the user interface executing on the first UI device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark J. Nixon, Ken J. Beoughter, Daniel D. Christensen
  • Patent number: 10650814
    Abstract: Provided are an interactive question answering apparatus and method, which improve an unnatural question sentence and prevent the impossibility of a question in a state which does not know additional information, thereby providing a multimodal-based question answering method enabling a person to provide a question like conversing. Also, a question answering service is exposed to potential product purchasers of content such as an image, video, audio, etc., thereby providing an environment available to advertisement market.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Ji Hyun Wang, Hyun Ki Kim, Chung Hee Lee, Soo Jong Lim, Mi Ran Choi, Sang Kyu Park, Yong Jin Bae, Hyung Jik Lee, Joon Ho Lim, Myung Gil Jang, Jeong Heo
  • Patent number: 10645034
    Abstract: The flexibility of a communication with a chatbot can be increased using a chatbot platform that can be integrated with a plurality of chat channels as well as facilitate communication between users of different chat channels. The platform can host chatbots that can leverage a plurality of resources, including internal and external natural language processors, machine learning, analytics services, and third party services to generate a response to user communications and take actions on behalf of the user. The use of the natural language processing and other additional information allows to generate an appropriate response to user queries, and to thus increase the speed with which user concerns are address. Further, the platform includes a chatbot creation program that allows a quick way to create a large number of customized chatbots without requiring advanced programming skills from the chatbot creator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: SMARTBOTHUB, INC.
    Inventors: Alkarim “Al” Lalji, Andrew Alan Wells
  • Patent number: 10621187
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for providing a media search engine are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Nathan Leslie Sandland, Jason Bayer, Cheol Ho Park
  • Patent number: 10613252
    Abstract: A weather forecasting system has a data processing system that receives weather data from one or more sources and processes such data in conjunction with a weather forecasting algorithm in order to forecast weather for one or more geographic regions. In this regard, the weather data is input into a machine learning algorithm, which applies learned weights and relationships to the inputs in order to calculate at least one score indicating a probability that precipitation or other weather event will occur in the future within a certain time period (e.g., within the next 1 hour or some other unit of time) in one or more geographic regions. For each such geographic region, the weather forecasting logic may also predict the extent to which rain or other precipitation, lightning, or other weather event will occur during the time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama, for and on behalf of the University of Alabama in Huntsville
    Inventor: John R. Mecikalski
  • Patent number: 10614471
    Abstract: Approaches are provided for tracking and measuring the influence of social networking members on groups of friends to engage in electronic commerce. An approach includes receiving unique identifier information and activity information for a user that referred a social media link to one or more other users. The approach further includes generating a reference identifier for the referrer of the social media link to the one or more other users. The approach further includes embedding the generated reference identifier into the social media link. The generated reference identifier includes a concatenation of the unique identifier information, the activity information, and information pertaining to referrals of the social media link prior to the referrer to the one or more other users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gregory J. Boss, Rick A. Hamilton, II, Luis C. Cruz Huertas, Edgar A. Zamora Duran
  • Patent number: 10601825
    Abstract: A method for authorizing an electronic device to perform an action includes detecting interaction data from an interaction between a hardware sensor and an identity-augmented tangible object; wherein data of the first set of interaction data is intrinsically dependent on physical characteristics of the identity-augmented tangible device; computing parametric descriptors from the interaction data; transmitting the parametric descriptors and supplementary data to a remote database system; generating, on the remote database system, identity data from a comparison of parametric descriptors with a known set of parametric descriptors; and authorizing, in response to both of the identity data and the supplementary data, the electronic device to perform a first action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: SnowShoeFood Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Ree Worley, Jesse Edward Stewart, Alex Norman Haines, Sheradyn Thomas Mikul, Charles Alan McAllister
  • Patent number: 10592145
    Abstract: An information management system is provided herein that uses machine learning (ML) to predict what data to store in a secondary storage device and/or when to perform the storage. For example, a client computing device can be initially configured to store data in a secondary storage device according to one or more storage policies. A media agent in the information management system can monitor data usage on the client computing device, using the data usage data to train a data storage ML model. The data storage ML model may be trained such that the model predicts what data to store in a secondary storage device and/or when to perform the storage. The client computing device can then be configured to use the trained data storage ML model in place of the storage polic(ies) to determine which data to store in a secondary storage device and/or when to perform the storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Pavan Kumar Reddy Bedadala, Praveen Veeramachaneni
  • Patent number: 10586165
    Abstract: A computing system trains a clustering model. A responsibility parameter vector is initialized for each observation vector that includes a probability value of a cluster membership in each cluster. (A) Beta distribution parameter values are computed for each cluster. (B) Parameter values are computed for a normal-Wishart distribution for each cluster. (C) Each responsibility parameter vector defined for each observation vector is updated using the computed beta distribution parameter values, the computed parameter values for the normal-Wishart distribution, and a respective observation vector of the plurality of observation vectors. (D) A convergence parameter value is computed. (E) (A) to (D) are repeated until the computed convergence parameter value indicates the responsibility parameter vector defined for each observation vector is converged. A cluster membership is determined for each observation vector using a respective, updated responsibility parameter vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: SAS Institute Inc.
    Inventor: Yingjian Wang
  • Patent number: 10567552
    Abstract: A method for expanding an answer key to verify a question and answer system is provided in the illustrative embodiments. A definition is constructed of an extended answer type. The extended answer type represents an answer type of an unrepresented answer. The unrepresented answer is unrepresented in the answer key as a valid response to a question in a set of valid responses to the question in the answer key. The extended answer type is created in the answer key according to the definition. The extended answer type is populated such that the unrepresented answer becomes as additional valid response to the question, the creating and the populating extending the answer key to form an extended answer key. The populated extended answer type in the extended answer key is used to verify that a generated answer from the Q and A system is correct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Corville Orain Allen, Ian Michael Bennett, Torsten Bittner, Kay Muller
  • Patent number: 10560464
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided herein for use in identifying and/or detecting electronic message containing malicious content. One exemplary method includes receiving multiple electronic tags. Each of the multiple electronic tags corresponds to an electronic message and a use, and the user caused the electronic tag to be associated with the electronic message based on a perception that the electronic message included malicious content. The exemplary method further includes assigning, for each electronic tag, point(s) to the corresponding user when the corresponding electronic message includes malicious content, totaling, for each user, the point(s) assigned during a predefined interval, and identifying one of the user(s) with a highest total point(s), for the defined interval, as a winner, thereby incentivizing users to associate electronic tags with electronic message perceived to include malicious content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Ronald Green
  • Patent number: 10554483
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for performing network assurance in a traditional network. In some examples, a system can collect respective sets of configurations programmed at network devices in a network and, based on the respective sets of configurations, determine a network-wide configuration of the network, the network-wide configuration including virtual local area networks (VLANs), access control lists (ACLs) associated with the VLANs, subnets, and/or a topology. Based on the network-wide configuration of the network, the system can compare the ACLs for each of the VLANs to yield a VLAN consistency check, compare respective configurations of the subnets to yield a subnet consistency check, and perform a topology consistency check based on the topology. Based on the VLAN consistency check, the subnet consistency check, and the topology consistency check, the system can determine whether the respective sets of configurations programmed at the network devices contain a configuration error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Chandra Nagarajan, Kartik Mohanram, Sundar Iyer, Ramana Rao Kompella
  • Patent number: 10547581
    Abstract: When an electronic mail is transmitted, a computer outputs to a display device a transmission confirmation screen on which a destination or an attached file name is displayed, the destination or the attached file name being different from a destination or an attached file name that has been set by a user in the electronic mail, and on which whether transmission of the electronic mail will be performed is selectable. Upon receipt of selection of whether the transmission will be performed, the computer outputs to the display device message information that varies according to a result of the selection of whether the transmission will be performed on the transmission confirmation screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignees: FUJITSU LIMITED, FUJITSU SOCIAL SCIENCE LABORATORY LIMITED
    Inventors: Takuya Suzuki, Masahiko Tamiya, Yoichi Iwata, Takeshi Osako, Naoya Hirao, Takahiro Tanaka, Ryota Fukazawa, Teruaki Hirakawa, Kohei Arai, Yoshitaka Koyama
  • Patent number: 10540967
    Abstract: A method for dialog state tracking uses a neural network model, such as an MemN2N model, which has been trained to receive a representation of a question and a representation of a subpart of a dialog and to output an answer to the question. For at least one iteration, a subpart of a dialog is received. A representation of the subpart of the dialog is generated. The representation of the subpart of the input dialog and representation of a question are input to the trained neural network model. An answer is output by the neural network model, based on the representation of the question and the representation of the subpart of the input dialog. A dialog state for the dialog is updated, based on the answer to the question. The dialog state includes a set of variables. The updating includes predicting a value for at least one of the variables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Julien Perez
  • Patent number: 10534860
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are described herein for identifying tasks in messages. In various implementations, natural language processing may be performed on a received message to generate an annotated message. The annotated message may be analyzed pursuant to a grammar. A portion of the message may be classified as a user task entry based on the analysis of the annotated message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Amarnag Subramanya, Edgar Gonzalez Pellicer, Shalini Agarwal
  • Patent number: 10528632
    Abstract: Systems and methods for responding to a user query are provided. More specifically, the systems and methods provide static search results along with a relevant chat bot user interface for combined display on a browser interface in response to a user query. As such, the systems and methods utilize a conversation layer to communicate with a selected chat bot service. Additionally, the systems and methods may update the static search results and other related content displayed in the browser interface in response to user chat bot inputs and/or chat bot responses provided on the chat bot user interface in the combined display. Accordingly, the systems and methods for responding to a user query provide a more efficient and better search engine when compared to previously utilized search engines that did not provide access to a chat bot interface on the same browser interface as the search results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Abinash Sarangi, Marcelo Debarros, Rahul Lal, Alexander Verge
  • Patent number: 10529326
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein that are capable of suggesting intent frame(s) for user request(s). For instance, the intent frame(s) may be suggested to elicit a request from a user. An intent frame is a natural language phrase (e.g., a sentence) that includes at least one carrier phrase and at least one slot. A slot in an intent frame is a placeholder that is identified as being replaceable by one or more words that identify an entity and/or an action to indicate an intent of the user. A carrier phrase in an intent frame includes one or more words that suggest a type of entity and/or action that is to be identified by the one or more words that may replace the corresponding slot. In accordance with these techniques, the intent frame(s) are suggested in response to determining that natural language functionality of a processing system is activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Shane J. Landry, Anne K. Sullivan, Lisa J. Stifelman, Adam D. Elman, Larry Paul Heck, Sarangarajan Parthasarathy
  • Patent number: 10521485
    Abstract: Techniques and solutions for measuring web page value are described. For example, web page content information for a web page can be obtained. The web page can be decomposed into web page content components based on the web page content information. Content types can be determined for the web page content components. The web page content components can be weighted based on the content types and/or based on other criteria. Web page resources can be obtained in advance for web pages and/or content components based on the weights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Leon Robert Warman, Samuel John Young, Peter Sven Vosshall, Kurt Kufeld
  • Patent number: 10523682
    Abstract: Systems and methods for embodiments of a graph based artificial intelligence systems for identity management are disclosed. Embodiments of the identity management systems disclosed herein may utilize a network graph approach to analyzing identities or entitlements of a distributed networked enterprise computing environment. Specifically, in certain embodiments, an artificial intelligence based identity governance systems may include an intelligent decision support agent to provide an approval or denial recommendation for an access request. To provide an approval or denial recommendation, the intelligent agent may utilize a classifier trained on historical certification data. The intelligent agent may utilize features which represent relevant signals to the approval or denial decision including features that may be associated with a network graph of the identities and entitlements of the enterprise computing environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: SailPoint Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mohamed M. Badawy, Jostine Fei Ho, Rajat Kabra
  • Patent number: 10521770
    Abstract: In an approach for providing a dynamic definition of a problem statement during an IT critical situation with an associated conflict resolution, a processor receives an initial problem definition. A processor identifies related social collaboration channels associated with the initial problem definition. A processor updates users within the related social collaboration channels. A processor determines there is at least one problem update from the related social collaboration channels. A processor identifies a set of subject matter experts who are relevant to the initial problem definition. A processor initiates a different social collaboration channel for the set of subject matter experts. A processor determines a consensus to a solution to the initial problem definition is gained by the set of subject matter experts. A processor updates the initial problem definition to include the solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Pritpal S. Arora, Ramachandra S. Byahatti, Bhupesh Gupta, Bijo S. Kappen, Gopal S. Pingali
  • Patent number: 10510000
    Abstract: A system and method of detecting an aberrant message is provided. An ordered set of words within the message is detected. The set of words found within the message is linked to a corresponding set of expected words, the set of expected words having semantic attributes. A set of grammatical structures represented in the message is detected, based on the ordered set of words and the semantic attributes of the corresponding set of expected words. A cognitive noise vector comprising a quantitative measure of a deviation between grammatical structures represented in the message and an expected measure of grammatical structures for a message of the type is then determined. The cognitive noise vector may be processed by higher levels of the neural network and/or an external processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Lamport Commons
  • Patent number: 10489533
    Abstract: A simulation application receives simulation parameters associated with a simulation to be generated. The simulation parameters include geometry associated with the simulation and corresponding boundary conditions. The simulation engine processes the simulation parameters and then, using a neural network, generates a solution estimate. Based on the estimated solution, the simulation engine then executes a finite element analysis solver using the solution estimate as a starting point. The FEA solver iterates until a converged solution is reached. The converged solution is then provided to the end-user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: AUTODESK, INC.
    Inventor: Francesco Iorio
  • Patent number: 10474647
    Abstract: Techniques for customizing knowledge representation systems including identifying, based on a plurality of concepts in a knowledge representation (KR), a group of one or more concepts relevant to user context information, and providing the identified group of one more concepts to a user. The KR may include a combination of modules. The modules may include a kernel and a customized module customized for the user. The kernel may accessible via a second KR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: PRIMAL FUSION INC.
    Inventors: Peter Sweeney, Ihab Francis Ilyas
  • Patent number: 10467854
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method and an apparatus facilitate user engagement on enterprise interaction channels. Information related to a current journey of a user on one or more enterprise interaction channels is received. The user is categorized as one of a hot lead, a warm lead, and a non-hot lead based, at least in part, based on the received information related to the current journey of the user. If the user is categorized as the non-hot lead, a user interface (UI) displayed to the user is modified. The UI is modified to facilitate user engagement for converting the user from a non-purchasing entity to a purchasing entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: [24]7.ai, Inc.
    Inventors: R. Mathangi Sri, Bhupinder Singh
  • Patent number: 10460342
    Abstract: Methods and software that allow one or more users to utilize targeted-advertising functionality in the context of a product program. For example, such logistical functionality may enable users to benefit from the use of one or more functionalities enabled by targeted advertising, such as fully or partially ad-sponsored software, relevant training or assistance recommendations, and user-customized advertising, among others. Various corresponding and related methods and software are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Inventors: James L. Jacobs, II, John E. Cronin, Steven M. Lynch, Christopher M. Huffines
  • Patent number: 10460102
    Abstract: A security control system for a kinematic robot uses a cognitive assessment agent to map proposed instructions to either legitimate or illegitimate actions based on contextual variables. The agent computes a security anomaly index score representing a variance of a likely kinematic action of the robot compared to acceptable actions. If the score exceeds a predetermined threshold, a security alert is generated for the robot's administrator. The contextual variables include a user profile, a user location, and subject matter of the kinematic actions. The analysis compares input text to predefined classification metadata, and can also compare verbal phrases or body gestures to corresponding baselines. Different numeric weights can be applied to the contextual variables. The computing begins with a default value for the score and thereafter increments or decrements the score based on the weights. The weights can be adjusted based on a supervisory appraisal of the computed score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Amol A. Dhondse, Anand Pikle, Gandhi Sivakumar
  • Patent number: 10462199
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to intelligent and near real-time monitoring in a streaming environment. In embodiments, a streaming platform streams raw data from raw data capture devices, where the raw data is contextually enriched using multiple information sources. A rule execution operator, integrated within the streaming platform, detects events by executing rules against the contextually enriched data. The rules applied are customizable, flexible, multivariate, and dynamically responsive to changing information. When an event is detected, an action can be instantiated in response to the event detection and/or newly derived information. The action and/or instructions for performing the action are communicated to external sources, where the action can be initiated and/or completed. Accordingly, actions are instantiated in near real time relative to the initial receipt of raw data from which the events were detected. Actions may be delayed using sophisticated temporal reasoning, in some embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventors: Elizabeth Fay Osborne, Scott Gordon Siebers, Chad G. Hays, Jason Andrew Komarek, Todd Bechtel
  • Patent number: 10452842
    Abstract: A security control system for a kinematic robot uses a cognitive assessment agent to map proposed instructions to either legitimate or illegitimate actions based on contextual variables. The agent computes a security anomaly index score representing a variance of a likely kinematic action of the robot compared to acceptable actions. If the score exceeds a predetermined threshold, a security alert is generated for the robot's administrator. The contextual variables include a user profile, a user location, and subject matter of the kinematic actions. The analysis compares input text to predefined classification metadata, and can also compare verbal phrases or body gestures to corresponding baselines. Different numeric weights can be applied to the contextual variables. The computing begins with a default value for the score and thereafter increments or decrements the score based on the weights. The weights can be adjusted based on a supervisory appraisal of the computed score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Amol A. Dhondse, Anand Pikle, Gandhi Sivakumar
  • Patent number: 10452508
    Abstract: In an approach for managing a set of tests to run on a set of platforms, a processor identifies a set of tests to run on a set of platforms and one or more priorities associated with the set of tests. A processor sends the set of tests and the one or more priorities associated with the set of tests to the set of platforms. A processor receives information about a first test run of a first test on a first platform of the set of platforms. A processor determines that the first test failed on the first platform. A processor updates the one or more priorities associated with the set of tests. A processor sends the updated one or more priorities associated with the set of tests to at least the second platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Elizabeth J. Maple, Alexander R. Pringle, Kevin B. Smith, David R. Waddling