Knowledge Representation And Reasoning Technique Patents (Class 706/46)
  • Patent number: 9426046
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining web page download times are described. HTTP transactions data is collected from flow records or PDUs. A subscriber IP address, HTTP URI, and referrer are extracted from the flow records. A subscriber record is identified using the subscriber IP address, and a configured web page is identified using the HTTP URI. A processing path is then determined for the HTTP transaction The processing path is selected from one of: a new page download path for a configured page, a collision path for HTTP transactions that collide with an existing page download, and a page object path for artifacts pages that are already being tracked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Tektronix Texas, LLC
    Inventor: Aleksey G. Ivershen
  • Patent number: 9424861
    Abstract: The APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR A DIGITAL CONVERSATION MANAGEMENT PLATFORM (“DCM-Platform”) transforms digital dialogue from consumers, client demands and, Internet search inputs via DCM-Platform components into tradable digital assets, and client needs based artificial intelligence campaign plan outputs. In one implementation, The DCM-Platform may capture and examine conversations between individuals and artificial intelligence conversation agents. These agents may be viewed as assets. One can measure the value and performance of these agents by assessing their performance and ability to generate revenue from prolonging conversations and/or ability to effect sales through conversations with individuals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: NEWVALUEXCHANGE LTD
    Inventors: Andrew Peter Nelson Jerram, Frederick Francis McMahon
  • Patent number: 9420106
    Abstract: What is disclosed is a customer relationship management system to help customer care agents prioritize a response to an incoming message. Historical conversations between customers and agents are retrieved. Each conversation has associated features and an assigned priority. Features are categorized into a plurality of categories. A priority is assigned to each category based on the features and the cumulative priority of all conversations in each category. Thereafter, an incoming message is received from a customer's computing device. Features are extracted from the incoming message. A determination is then made as to which of the categories this incoming message belongs based on this message's features. A priority is then assigned to the incoming message based on a priority assigned to the category which the incoming message belongs. The priority is then displayed for a customer agent so the agent can prioritize his/her response to that customer's incoming message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Veerasundaravel Thirugnanasundaram, Tong Sun, Arun Bakthavachalu
  • Patent number: 9411850
    Abstract: A system for executing an embedded intelligence process comprises an interface and a processor. The interface is for receiving an input object for a business process associated with an embedded intelligence applet. The processor is for searching a database for a set of objects. The set of objects is based at least in part on the input object. The processor is for determining display information for the embedded intelligence applet based at least in part on the set of objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Workday, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan David Ruggiero, Paul Gustafson, Bruce Shay, Nick Pouschine
  • Patent number: 9405630
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture to perform site recovery of a virtual data center are disclosed. An example method includes discovering a work item to be included in a protection group associated with a recovery plan. The work item is not included in the protection group prior to execution of the site recovery workflow and the work item is discovered during execution of a site recovery workflow. The method also includes causing an operation of the site recovery workflow to be performed on the work item, and storing, in a persistable data container, a work item identifier identifying the work item. A result indicating the outcome of the operation performed on the work item is also stored. In some examples, the persistable data container is accessible to a status output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Duggan, Karthik Narasandra Manjunatha Rao
  • Patent number: 9400718
    Abstract: A Multi-Tenant Disaster Recovery Management System and method for intelligently and optimally allocating computing resources between multiple subscribers, the system comprising: one or more Multi-Tenant Disaster Recovery Management Server logically connected to one or more Production Site and one or more cloud based Disaster Recovery Site; a Network connecting said Multi-Tenant Disaster Recovery Management Server with said Production Site and said cloud based Disaster Recovery Site, wherein said Multi-Tenant Disaster Recovery Management Server is provided with at least one Disaster Recovery (DR) Manager Module, at least one Drill Scheduler Module, at least one Drill Executor Module, at least one WS Interface Module, at least one Usage Monitor Module and at least one Report Manager Module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: SANOVI TECHNOLOGIES PVT. LTD.
    Inventors: Sharanabasappa Babashetty, Anil G. Kurian, Rajasekhar Vonna
  • Patent number: 9396444
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for predicting network activity with forecasting model selection are disclosed. In one embodiment a network analytics forecasting model with a preferred model error measurement is selected from among a set of model error measurements for a set of network analytics forecasting models. The selecting includes, for each of a set of network analytics forecasting models, calculating a set of predicted network analytics metric values corresponding to individual ones of a set of actual network analytics metric values in a network analytics metrics data set, comparing individual ones of the set of predicted network analytics metric values to corresponding ones of the set of actual network analytics metric values, and generating a model error measurement reflecting the comparing. Future network analytics metric values are predicted using the network analytics forecasting model with the preferred model error measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventor: John Bates
  • Patent number: 9391908
    Abstract: A streams manager determines when congestion is happening or is predicted to happen in a streaming application, and in response, unfuses one or more operators in the streaming application from its processing element. The selection of which operators to unfuse in which processing elements is made using suitable unfuse criteria, which may include selecting operators that do not maintain state, selecting operators that have a threaded port or queue preceding the operator, selecting operators at natural boundaries, and inserting queues before operators to be unfused. Once one or more operators are unfused, the streams manager can take action to enhance performance of the unfused operator(s). For example, the streams manager can allocate additional resources to the unfused operators, can create clones of unfused operators that process tuples in parallel, can move one or more unfused operators to a public cloud, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eric L. Barsness, Michael J. Branson, Alexander Cook, John M. Santosuosso
  • Patent number: 9372637
    Abstract: Operational characteristic I/O patterns of each storage volume of a storage volume group, and at least one operational characteristic of each storage volume associated with an application, are determined. Unsupervised learning is used to form clusters of storage volumes of similar characteristics. Labels are generated, assigned, and aggregated for each characteristic of each storage volume. Templates are received that includes labels of storage volume characteristics of known application types. An application type associated with the storage volume group is inferred, based on a best-fit match of the aggregate labels of the storage volumes of the storage volume group to the labels included in the templates of storage volume characteristics of known application types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gabriel Alatorre, Ann M. Corrao, Bernhard J. Klingenberg, James E. Olson, Ramani R. Routray, Yang Song
  • Patent number: 9373078
    Abstract: Systems and methods to provide predictive alerting are disclosed. Trends and characteristics in the data may be identified in advance of actual occurrence, with an expected event being predicted or extrapolated based on data and a predictive model associated with stored and/or incoming data. This may be done by, for example, developing a set of rules associated with the model that may then be used to trigger predictive alerts based on predicted trends. Various data and associated characteristics may be determined based on past data and/or analogous data taken from similarly modeled systems. For example, seasonal trends may be factored into the model so that a prediction is based on both a received set of data and expected seasonal (or other temporal) trends. Various other characteristics may also be used in the predictive model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Anametrix, Inc.
    Inventors: Anders Olsson, Roman Jugai, Andreas Jonsson
  • Patent number: 9367808
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a thematic playback experience in a peer-to-peer media recommendation system are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: NAPO ENTERPRISES, LLC
    Inventor: Eugene Matthew Farrelly
  • Patent number: 9369983
    Abstract: In one embodiment, one or more computing devices receive, from one or more mobile devices respectively associated with one or more users, one or more sets of data, wherein each set of data comprises: a user identifier indicating to which user the set of data corresponds; a location where the corresponding user was at; and a time when the corresponding user was at the location. The computing devices store the one or more sets of data; and extract one or more statistics from the one or more sets of data that represent behavioral pattern of at least one of the one or more users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Nicholas Papakipos, David Harry Garcia, Ross David Bayer, Nicholas Felton, Justin Alexander Shaffer
  • Patent number: 9355160
    Abstract: A compatibility of a computational analysis and a data set is automatically determined by comparing data set attribute data with attribute data of the computational analysis. Other computational analyzes may also be evaluated for compatibility with the data set. Compatible analyzes may be performed on the data set, and selected views of the results may be presented. Selection of the analyzes to be performed, the views, and/or the contents and format of the views may be determined based result data attributes and computational analysis attribute data as well as other considerations, such as resources required and multiplicity. As computational analysis attributes are based on a set of rules or statements determined from heuristics of respective computational analyzes, evaluation of the compatibility between various analyzes and the data set is accordingly determined based on the heuristic-based rules or statements. Computational analyzes may include visualizations and heavyweight computational analyzes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: WOLFRAM ALPHA LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Wolfram, Taliesin Sebastian Beynon
  • Patent number: 9342788
    Abstract: A nondeterministic Turing machine (NTM) performs computations using a spatial binary enumeration system, a three-dimensional relation system, a simulated-human logic system, and a bijective-set memory system. The NTM may be used to perform a variety of computational tasks, such as multiple sequence alignment, factorization, and other nondeterministic polynomial algorithms in polynomial time. The NTM may be constructed by a deterministic Turing machine (DTM) using the four systems listed above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Inventor: Sherwin Han
  • Patent number: 9342577
    Abstract: Described herein is a technology for facilitating preference-based data representation. In accordance with one aspect of the technology, preference information is acquired from a user. Rank scores of objects are generated based at least in part on the user preference information. The objects are grouped into one or more clusters of objects based on the rank scores. A visualization of the one or more clusters of objects is then generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Philippe Jehan Julien Cyrille Pontian Nemery De Bellevaux, Xingtian Shi, Fu Zhao
  • Patent number: 9335898
    Abstract: A single page multi-tier catalog browser interface page is presented in a view formatted in response to a selection of a primary filter. The view displays a graduated element for selecting a primary filter value, and a matrix of secondary filter Yes or No indicators, each associated with the graduated element primary filter values, the Yes indicators aligned with the primary and secondary filter values that match within at least one record in a catalog. Selection of a graduated element value causes aligned Yes matrix indicators to be presented as selectable first-click icons in the interface page. Selection of a first-click icon expands it into a tertiary sub-window within the interface page, wherein selection thereof effects a layered primary-secondary-tertiary value searching of the catalog. Each of the above is achieved without navigating the user away from the single interface page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kerry D. Kenemer, Robert S. Thompson
  • Patent number: 9331973
    Abstract: In order to facilitate access to relevant information, a system may determine topics that are of interest based on skills of users in a social network of users and annotations associated with content in the social network. Then, the system may identify experts knowledgeable about the topics among the users in the social network. These experts may be invited to aggregate and edit the topic content. For a given topic, the system may provide, to a subset of the experts, documents with suggested topic content and presentation formats for the topics. Based on feedback from the subset of the experts (such as modifications to one or more of the documents and/or the presentation formats), the system may modify or revise the documents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: Andri H. Kristinsson, Jeba S. Emmanuel, Jess D. Venticinque
  • Patent number: 9317805
    Abstract: Quantitative analysis is provided through the implementation of a graph that includes nodes having edges therebetween representing data dependencies between the nodes. The nodes include calculation objects such as programs, data, libraries, and/or other objects. The nodes provide for modular computation that provides for transparency, record-keeping, experimentation, and/or other functionalities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: UBS AG
    Inventor: Peter N. Fraenkel
  • Patent number: 9317539
    Abstract: If the operations manager makes configuration changes of the log database through configuration management interface, the configuration management interface records configuration information thereof on an management database. Furthermore, when log data of a monitoring target device are collected in a log collection unit through the log database, a log data volume analysis unit reads utilization information of data volume of the log database, and records the reading on a management database. A configuration changes proposal generating unit automatically generates configuration changes proposal of the log database based on the information recorded on the management database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Sato, Masahiro Yoshizawa
  • Patent number: 9317804
    Abstract: Provided are a method, an apparatus and a computer program for calculating a risk assessment value for an event sequence, which are capable of calculating the risk assessment value of each even sequence by calculating a totally ordered set on the basis of a partially ordered set indicating the event sequence. The risk assessment value of an event sequence that is a partially ordered set indicating some events of an event group of M kinds of events (M is a finite natural number) in a time series. The partially ordered set is converted into an approximate totally ordered set, and an M-dimensional feature vector is calculated based on the totally ordered set obtained by the conversion. A projection matrix for calculating the risk assessment value is calculated using the calculated M-dimensional feature vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Ide, Raymond H. Rudy
  • Patent number: 9317834
    Abstract: A long-term personal agent program, executable as network service and/or on one or more user computing devices and related method for identifying opportunities and making recommendations on behalf of one or more users, are disclosed herein. In one example, the personal agent program includes a monitoring engine configured to monitor and interpret a user's activities over time with a plurality of sensing and logging methodologies according to user authorization, the use of statistical methods for learning to understand a user's goals and behavioral patterns from data, and the use of procedures for computing the expected value of information guiding sensing and logging in different contexts. The personal agent further may include a recommendation methodology configured to make suggestions and to take actions on behalf of the user, in the present moment as well as for future times, based on inferences about user goals and opportunities in the world.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Eric Horvitz, Stelios Paparizos, Roger Barga, Doug Burger, Vinay Gupta
  • Patent number: 9317810
    Abstract: A particular method includes receiving a data element at a processor of a computing device and determining whether the received data element is related to a known data set corresponding to one or more known data elements stored in a memory accessible to the processor. The method further includes, when the received data element is related to a particular known data set, forming an aggregate data set by combining the received data element with the particular known data set. The method also includes evaluating one or more analysis templates based on the aggregate data set. Each analysis template corresponds to a different hypothesis. Evaluating the one or more analysis templates results in a determination regarding a probability that a particular hypothesis is true based on the aggregate data set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Debra A. Rigdon, Timothy A. Tibbetts
  • Patent number: 9311599
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for identifying errors in predictive models using annotators are provided. In some embodiments, a method for evaluating predictive models in classification systems is provided, the method comprising: causing an input region to be presented to a user, where the input region receives an instance from the user that corresponds to a predictive model; retrieving a classification conducted by the predictive model for the received instance and a confidence value associated with the classification; determining whether the received instance has been incorrectly classified by the predictive model; determining a reward associated with the incorrect classification made by the predictive model in response to determining that the received instance has been incorrectly classified by the predictive model, where the reward is based on the confidence value associated with the classification of the received instance; and providing the reward to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignees: Integral Ad Science, Inc., New York University
    Inventors: Joshua M. Attenberg, Panagiotis G. Ipeirotis, Foster J. Provost
  • Patent number: 9304808
    Abstract: Provided are a method, system, and article of manufacture for updating a workflow when a user reaches an impasse in the workflow. A workflow program processes user input at a current node in a workflow comprised of nodes and workflow paths connecting the nodes, and wherein the user provides user input to traverse through at least one workflow path to reach the current node. The workflow program processes user input at the current node to determine whether there is a next node in the workflow for the processed user input. The workflow program transmits information on the current node to an analyzer in response to determining that there is no next node in the workflow. The analyzer processes the information on the current node to determine whether there are modifications to the current node. The analyzer transmits to the workflow program an update including the determined modifications to the current node in response to determining the modification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Scott Davis, David Robert Draeger, Russell Blake Wright
  • Patent number: 9298762
    Abstract: A system and a method are disclosed for updating a master data list with data from a difference unaware information repository and a difference aware information repository. A master synchronization engine may synchronize to the difference unaware information repository and the difference aware information repository via connectors coupled to each information repository. The difference unaware information repository exports all the data stored within the repository to its respective connector. The connector determines the changes made to the data since the last synchronization and the changes are forwarded to the master synchronization engine. The difference aware information repository is capable of determining the changes made to the stored data since the last synchronization and forwards the changes to its connector. Each connector forwards the changes to the data in their respective information repositories to a database which updates the master data list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Plaxo, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Smarr, Ryan A. King
  • Patent number: 9292791
    Abstract: A system including a global topic model building module that builds a global topic model based on a set of data that is updated according to an activity of each user of a plurality of users, a user model building module that builds a plurality of user models, each user model being built based on an activity of a respective user, an expertise model building module that builds an expertise model for the topic based on the activity of at least one user of the plurality of users, the expertise model for the topic setting a target level of knowledge for a first user of the plurality of users, a processor to compare a user model of the first user with the expertise model for the topic; and an expertise assessment and learning recommendation module that recommends an activity associated with the set of data to the first user based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jie Lu, Jeffrey Scott Boston, Anni Rosa Coden, Jennifer Ceil Lai, Shimei Pan, Mercan Topkara, Zhen Wen, Stephen Peter Wood
  • Patent number: 9292691
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for protecting users from website security risks using templates may include (1) identifying a section of a website, the section being arranged according to a template that defines a layout for the website, (2) identifying a profile for the section that includes an attribute specific to the section, the attribute indicating acceptable content for the section of the website as distinct from acceptable content for the entire website, (3) identifying content placed within the section of the website in accordance with the template that defines the layout for the website, and (4) determining whether the identified content is acceptable by comparing the attribute specified in the profile for the section of the website to an attribute of the content placed within the section of the website. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventor: Sean Hittel
  • Patent number: 9292615
    Abstract: A method and a system for managing a website are disclosed, the website being arranged on a server. According to the method, a website administrator initially performs changes to content of the website. Then the traffic to the website is analysed, including obtaining information regarding value generated for the website owner by the traffic, and the impact on the value generated for the website owner by the traffic, due to the performed changes, is evaluated. In the case that the evaluating step reveals that the performed changes decrease the value generated for the website owner by the traffic, a warning is generated for the website administrator. Thereby the website administrator is alerted if the changed content causes the value generated for the website owner by the visitors visiting the website to decrease, thereby allowing the website administrator to reverse the changes and/or perform further changes to the content in order to once again increase the generated value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: SITECORE A/S
    Inventors: Michael Seifert, Jacob Hjort Christensen, Lars Fløe Nielsen
  • Patent number: 9286910
    Abstract: A system for resolving a user's question regarding media at the user's location where the question includes ambiguity as to the context of the question. Context information is acquired from a device or devices at the user's location, and if multiple possible contexts are identified, the system may attempt to resolve the question for more than one of the possible contexts. The system for answering questions and the source of the media may be different and independent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Meng Li, Duncan Joseph Reynolds, William Tunstall-Pedoe, Petra Elisabeth Holmes, Robert Peter Stacey, David Spike Palfrey, Andrew Graham Fenn, Mark Rafn, Graham John French
  • Patent number: 9286325
    Abstract: A method, a system, and a computer program product for extracting one or more images from a storage medium. A search model is selected based on the availability of a semantically related aesthetic model. A search model includes a generic aesthetic model if the semantically related aesthetic model for query is not available. A semantic score and an aesthetic score are computed based on the selected search model. The images are further ranked based on the semantic and aesthetic score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Naila Murray, Luca Marchesotti, Florent Perronnin
  • Patent number: 9282162
    Abstract: A method and system for processing user profiles of a plurality of users in an electronic community. Noun phrases are extracted from activities of each user logged in an activity log server, each user having an existing user profile stored in a user profile and relationship database that is external to the activity log server. The existing user profiles in the user profile and relationship database are updated from the extracted noun phrases, a keyword being associated with each determined noun phrase and being within a semantic hierarchical tree, the updating based on a usage frequency of the extracted noun phrases and an importance value of the keywords.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Currie P. Boyle, Yu Zhang
  • Patent number: 9275333
    Abstract: A knowledge-based system under uncertainties and/or incompleteness, referred to as augmented knowledge base (AKB) is provided, including constructing, reasoning, analyzing and applying AKBs by creating objects in the form E?A, where A is a rule in a knowledgebase and E is a set of evidences that supports the rule A. A reasoning scheme under uncertainties and/or incompleteness is provided as augmented reasoning (AR).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Inventors: Eugene S. Santos, Eunice E. Santos, Evelyn W. Santos, Eugene Santos, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9275332
    Abstract: A method including generating a global topic model based on a set of data that is updated according to an activity of each user of a plurality of users, the global topic model including a topic representation for a topic, generating a plurality of user models, each user model being generated based on the activity of a respective user, generating an expertise model for the topic based on the activity of at least one user of the plurality of users, the expertise model for the topic setting a target level of knowledge for a first user of the plurality of users, comparing a user model of the first user with the expertise model for the topic, the comparing being performed by a processor of a computer system, and recommending an activity associated with the set of data to the first user based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jie Lu, Jeffrey Scott Boston, Anni Rosa Coden, Jennifer Ceil Lai, Shimei Pan, Mercan Topkara, Zhen Wen, Stephen Peter Wood
  • Patent number: 9256693
    Abstract: Example apparatus and methods transform a non-metric latent space produced by a matrix factorization process to a higher dimension metric space by applying an order preserving transformation to the latent space. The transformation preserves the order of the results of an inner product operation defined for the latent space. The higher dimension metric space may be queried for the results to different requests. Example apparatus and methods may assign every user i a vector ui in a latent space, and may assign every item j a vector vj in the latent space. The dot product ui·vj represents the score between the user i and the item j. The score represents the strength of the relationship between the user i and the item j. Example apparatus and methods may then apply ranking methodologies (e.g., LSH, K-D trees) to problems including recommendation, targeting, matchmaking, or item to item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Rovi Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Nir Nice, Noam Koenigstein, Ulrich Paquet, Ran Gilad-Bachrach, Liran Katzir
  • Patent number: 9251527
    Abstract: A system and method for providing a personalized recommendation from a series of partial preferences is presented. A preference distribution of a population including a plurality of weighted ranked lists is identified. A revealed preference of a user is compared to the plurality of ranked lists. An affinity weight between the user and each of the plurality of ranked lists is assigned, and a weighted average of each of the affinity weights is taken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Devavrat Shah, Vivek Francis Farias, Srikanth Jagabathula, Ammar Tawfiq Ammar
  • Patent number: 9244537
    Abstract: A remote control system and method is provided for remote-controlling a target apparatus using a mobile communication terminal. The mobile communication terminal senses a movement of the mobile communication terminal to measure current position information, acceleration information and angular velocity information of the mobile communication terminal according to the movement, and generates pointer motion information for a pointer of the target apparatus using a distance from the target apparatus and the measured information. The target apparatus receives the generated pointer motion information from the mobile communication terminal, and shifts the pointer being three-dimensionally displayed, according to the received pointer motion information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Jae-Hyeok Cha, Tae-Jeong Bae
  • Patent number: 9241650
    Abstract: A method for QRS classification, the method may include generating, by a computer and based upon information representative of multiple QRS complexes of a patient, a QRS complex cluster tree; and updating, by the computer, the QRS complex cluster tree based upon information relating to other QRS complexes of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: LIFEWATCH TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventor: Mordehay Amirim
  • Patent number: 9245012
    Abstract: An information classification system includes a server including a knowledge base that receives classification information to be classified, conducts language analysis of the classification information to acquire and classify a plurality of keywords into elements made up of a classification target word and a related word that modifies the classification target word, and conducts a search with the related word, so as to assign a classification identification value to the information; a classification candidate extraction section that extracts the classification identification value that the knowledge base assigns to generate an automatic classification result; and a classification update section that receives the automatic classification result and corrects registered items in the knowledge base with a correction value received through a GUI for classification confirmation while referring to log data that is a processing history about automatic classification for the language analysis and the element classific
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke Maruyama, Kazuo Aoki, Takehiko Ishii
  • Patent number: 9239875
    Abstract: A method for disambiguating features in unstructured text is provided. The disclosed method may not require pre-existing links to be present. The method for disambiguating features in unstructured text may use co-occurring features derived from both the source document and a large document corpus. The disclosed method may include multiple modules, including a linking module for linking the derived features from the source document to the co-occurring features of an existing knowledge base. The disclosed method for disambiguating features may allow identifying unique entities from a knowledge base that includes entities with a unique set of co-occurring features, which in turn may allow for increased precision in knowledge discovery and search results, employing advanced analytical methods over a massive corpus, employing a combination of entities, co-occurring entities, topic IDs, and other derived features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: QBASE, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Lightner, Franz Weckesser, Sanjay Boddhu, Rakesh Dave, Robert Flagg
  • Patent number: 9241021
    Abstract: A method and system to enable remote management of a media content subscription are described. The method includes receiving, at a local point of presence from a consumer, a request to access media content that is available under a media content subscription. The method further includes capturing, at the local point of presence from a consumer, a request to access media content from the local media content provider and transforming the captured media content into a digital stream that is suitable for streaming over a network. Finally, the method includes streaming the digital stream over the network, via which the consumer, using a computer device, accesses the media content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: NTV Internet Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Anand Subramanian
  • Patent number: 9235808
    Abstract: Disclosed is a novel system, and method to evaluate a prediction of a possibly unknown outcome out of a plurality of predictions of that outcome. The method begins with accessing a particular prediction of an outcome out of a plurality of predictions of that outcome in which the outcome may be unknown. Next, a subsample of the plurality of predictions of the outcome is accessed. The subsample can possibly include the particular prediction. A consensus prediction of the outcome based on the subsample of the plurality of predictions is determined. A proximity of the particular prediction to the consensus prediction is determined. Each prediction is ranked out of the plurality of predictions in an order of a closest in proximity to the consensus prediction to a farthest in proximity to the consensus prediction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Erhan Bilal, Gustavo Stolovitzky
  • Patent number: 9218567
    Abstract: Quantum processor based techniques minimize an objective function for example by operating the quantum processor as a sample generator providing low-energy samples from a probability distribution with high probability. The probability distribution is shaped to assign relative probabilities to samples based on their corresponding objective function values until the samples converge on a minimum for the objective function. Problems having a number of variables and/or a connectivity between variables that does not match that of the quantum processor may be solved. Interaction with the quantum processor may be via a digital computer. The digital computer stores a hierarchical stack of software modules to facilitate interacting with the quantum processor via various levels of programming environment, from a machine language level up to an end-use applications level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: D-WAVE SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: William G. Macready, Mani Ranjbar, Firas Hamze, Geordie Rose, Suzanne Gildert
  • Patent number: 9218339
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for scoring a non-scripted speech sample. A system includes one or more data processors and one or more computer-readable mediums. The computer-readable mediums are encoded with a non-scripted speech sample data structure, where the non-scripted speech sample data structure includes: a speech sample identifier that identifies a non-scripted speech sample, a content feature extracted from the non-scripted speech sample, and a content-based speech score for the non-scripted speech sample. The computer-readable mediums further include instructions for commanding the one or more data processors to extract the content feature from a set of words automatically recognized in the non-scripted speech sample and to score the non-scripted speech sample by providing the extracted content feature to a scoring model to generate the content-based speech score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Educational Testing Service
    Inventors: Klaus Zechner, Keelan Evanini, Lei Chen, Shasha Xie, Wenting Xiong, Fei Huang, Jana Sukkarieh, Miao Chen
  • Patent number: 9213550
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a communications component to receive computer-executable query instructions to solve a MILP problem, the query instructions including a first expression conveying an objective function and side constraint that define a master problem of the MILP problem, a second expression conveying a mapping of graph data to a graph, and a third expression conveying a selection of a graph-based algorithm to solve a subproblem of the MILP problem; a subproblem component to replace the third expression with a fourth expression during decomposition of the MILP problem, the fourth expression including instructions to implement the graph-based algorithm to solve the subproblem; and an execution control component to perform iterations of solving the MILP problem that include executing the first expression to derive a solution to the master problem; and executing the fourth expression to derive a solution to the subproblem based on the mapping and the master problem solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: SAS INSTITUTE, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Victor Galati, Robert William Pratt, Leonardo Bezerra Lopes
  • Patent number: 9201860
    Abstract: System and methods are disclosed for determining the connotation or sentiment type of a text unit comprising multiple terms and with a grammatical structure, such as subject+verb, verb+object, adjective+noun, noun+noun, noun+preposition+noun. The connotation or sentiment type of the text unit is determined by applying context rules where the context of the grammatical structure may change the inherent or default connotations of individual terms in the text unit. The methods provide a solution to the challenge of correctly or accurately determining the sentiment type of various linguistic structures under different context, and to the simplistic approach of using the inherent connotation of individual terms for the linguistic structure containing such terms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Inventors: Guangsheng Zhang, Chizhong Zhang
  • Patent number: 9195970
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, apparatus and computer-readable storage device for arranging a meeting in a networked environment having nodes assigned to respective individual users. Upon receiving a set of meeting requirements including at least a meeting time and a set of invitees from a user at one of the nodes, invitations for a meeting at the meeting time are sent to at least a subset of the invitees based on one or more of the meeting requirements. The meeting is confirmed at the meeting time responsive to receiving acceptances from a predetermined subset of the invitees, such as a set of invitees identified as being critical invitees or a number of invitees constituting a quorum, and is rescheduled or cancelled responsive to a failure to receive acceptances from the predetermined subset of the invitees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas E. Murphy, Jr., Deborah A. Odell
  • Patent number: 9195941
    Abstract: A system, method and computer program product provides a random walk model with heterogeneous graphs to leverage multiple source data and accomplish prediction tasks. The system and method components include: 1) A heterogeneous graph formulation including heterogeneous instances of abstract objects as graph nodes and multiple relations as edges connecting those nodes. The different types of relations, such as client-vendor relation and client-product relation, are often quantified as the weights of edges connecting those entities; 2) To accomplish prediction tasks with such information, launching a multi-stage random walk model over the heterogeneous graph. The random walk within a subgraph with homogenous nodes usually produces the relevance between entities of the same type. The random walk across different type of nodes provides the prediction of decisions, such as a client purchasing a product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Aleksandra Mojsilovic, Kush R. Varshney, Jun Wang
  • Patent number: 9192782
    Abstract: A system and method of producing a reference graph for use in selecting the proper radiation levels for use during radiation therapy. Using the radiation treatment plan, a physician can then create a dose volume histogram. The dose volume histogram is used to create a risk map for selected tissue. Data from one or more databases is then accessed and overlaid onto the risk map to create a reference graph. The data from the selected databases contains historical data of past radiation levels used during prior radiation therapies. Furthermore, the historical data can contain instances of adverse reactions due to high radiation levels. The physician can view the reference graph to determine if the radiation being used on a patient is either overly aggressive or overly safe in all areas of affected tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Inventor: Jimm Grimm
  • Patent number: 9195945
    Abstract: User-preference datapoints are collected. At least some of these datapoints are associated with user-preference information about an item (e.g., a movie), and some of these datapoints are associated with user-preference information about an attribute (e.g., a movie genre or an actor). A profile of the user is created based, at least in part, on these datapoints. When a new datapoint is collected, the new datapoint is assigned a user-preference “score.” If, for example, the new datapoint does not come with an explicit user-preference rating, then the score is based on related item and attribute datapoints already in the profile. Depending upon the relationship of the new datapoint to the already existing datapoints, a confidence value is assigned to the user-preference score. The profile is then updated with the new datapoint along with its assigned score and confidence rating. The user profile can be used in performing any number of actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: ARRIS Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jianguo Liu, Mir F. Ali, Paul C. Davis, Guohua Hao
  • Patent number: 9186940
    Abstract: A recommended tire selection system 100 comprises a driving condition obtaining unit 101 that obtains a driving condition of a vehicle on which the recommended tire is loaded, a retread necessity obtaining unit 103 that obtains the retread necessity to replace the tread; a performance decision unit 105 that decides a rolling resistance and a wear resistance of the recommended tire based on the obtained driving condition, and decides a casing durability based on the obtained retread necessity; and a selection unit 107 that selects a recommended tire that is a combination of a tread and a casing, fulfilling the decided rolling resistance, wear resistance, and casing durability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanao Kimura, Takahiko Kato