Frame-based Reasoning System Patents (Class 706/53)
  • Patent number: 10009391
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of providing time series data includes maintaining by a web server user account data for each of a plurality of user accounts. Each account is associated with a user. The method includes maintaining, and repeatedly updating, in normative formats, on a time series server, a set of time series. In some aspects, the method further includes, for each user having a user account, serving by the time series server a distinct time series name for each member of the set of time series in a web page over a wide area network to a client computer of the user for display in a browser thereof in such a manner that, when the given user graphically selects the name of a given one of the time series in the browser for invoking a functionality provided by the time series server, there is provided to the server by the browser a unique location identifier of an underlying location, of the selected time series, wherein data for the time series is stored on the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Leading Market Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: James Kemp Smith, Steven Nelson Clark
  • Patent number: 9818073
    Abstract: A demand response management system which may be implemented with demand response logic. The system may be used by utilities, independent system operators, intermediaries and others to manage operations of demand response programs relative to customers, clients, participants, and users of outputs from the utilities, independent system operators, and the like. Demand response logic of the demand response management system may provide demand signal propagation and generation from demand response events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Edward Koch
  • Patent number: 9449275
    Abstract: To enable efficient abduction even for observations that are faulty or inadequately modeled, a relaxed abduction problem is proposed in order to explain the largest possible part of the observations with as few assumptions as possible. On the basis of two preference orders over a subset of observations and a subset of assumptions, tuples can therefore be determined such that the theory, together with the subset of assumptions, explains the subset of observations. The formulation as a multi-criteria optimization problem eliminates the need to offset assumptions made and explained observations against one another. Due to the technical soundness of the approach, specific properties of the set of results (such as correctness, completeness etc.), can be checked, which is particularly advantageous in safety-critical applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Thomas Hubauer, Steffen Lamparter
  • Patent number: 9211616
    Abstract: A method of constructing a manufacture system for manufacturing one product by sequential manufacture works each of which is performed by each of at least one manufacture work machine, the method including: a main-apparatus preparing step of preparing, for said each of the at least one manufacture work machine, a main apparatus including a main frame and a central control device; a work-element-performing-apparatus preparing step of preparing, for said each of the at least one manufacture work machine, a plurality of work-element performing apparatuses; a work-element-performing-apparatus installing step of installing the prepared plurality of work-element performing apparatuses on the main frame of the prepared main apparatus; and a central-control-device setting step of executing setting, with respect to the central control device of the prepared main apparatus, for controlling the prepared plurality of work-element performing apparatuses in a centralized manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: FUJI MACHINE MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seigo Kodama, Noriaki Iwaki
  • Patent number: 9208179
    Abstract: A method for comparing data records, including extracting, by a computer processor, alphanumeric tokens from a plurality of data records, wherein the plurality of data records are generated by a plurality of entities, generating, by the computer processor, a plurality of indexes each referencing an entity of the plurality of entities by at least one of the alphanumeric tokens that is associated with the entity, extracting target alphanumeric tokens from a target data record of a target entity, identifying a candidate entity from the plurality of entities based on the target alphanumeric tokens and a first index of the plurality of indexes, and calculating, by the computer processor, a first score representing a first similarity measure between a candidate data record selected from the plurality of data records that belongs to the candidate entity and the target data record of the target entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Narus, Inc.
    Inventors: Han See Song, Antonio Nucci, Qiang Ma
  • Patent number: 9158838
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method for determining query return referent data for concept types in a conceptual graph includes generating a conceptual graph for a document query, the conceptual graph comprising a plurality of graph terms, identifying one of more of the plurality of graph terms needing referent data, identifying conceptually similar terms for each of the graph terms, for the graph terms needing referents, identifying referent data by searching for instances where conceptually similar terms for graph terms needing referent data are associated by conceptually similar terms for the linking concept term, and associating identified referent data with the graph terms needing referent data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Bruce E. Peoples, Michael R. Johnson, Michael M. Smith
  • Patent number: 9076271
    Abstract: A method for managing machine operation comprising sensing a plurality of operational variables for a machine during use thereof so as to generate operational data for said variables. The operational data is processed so as to determine features within the operational data which are indicative of a divergence from a desired operational state of the machine. Confidence values associated with said features are determined and used to assess whether the plurality of features and associated confidence values are indicative of a predetermined diagnosis for said machine. A confidence value for said diagnosis is determined based upon the associated feature confidence values and used to generate a signal indicative of an operational state of the machine. The invention may be used for engine health monitoring applications and may be used for determining necessary servicing or repair work for the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: OPTIMIZED SYSTEMS AND SOLUTIONS LIMITED
    Inventors: Dongfeng Shi, Charles Dibsdale, Richard C. T. Douglas, Toby Clarke, Peter Shone, William Puglia
  • Patent number: 9034055
    Abstract: A synergy-based human-machine interface that uses low-dimensional command signals to control a high dimensional virtual, robotic or paralyzed human hand is provided. Temporal postural synergies are extracted from angular velocities of finger joints of five healthy subjects when they perform hand movements that are similar to activities of daily living. Extracted Synergies are used in real-time brain control, where a virtual, robotic or paralyzed human hand is controlled to manipulate virtual or real world objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH-OF THE COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION
    Inventors: Ramana Kumar Vinjamuri, Wei Wang, Zhi-Hong Mao, Douglas John Weber
  • Patent number: 9009141
    Abstract: A display apparatus and a displaying method of contents, the display apparatus including a content output unit which outputs contents, a display unit which displays predetermined space information, a user interface (UI) generating unit which generates UI information, a user input unit, and a control unit which classifies the contents into a group which corresponds to a position on the displayed predetermined space information based on predetermined position information of the contents in response to a request to search for contents, being input through the user input unit, controls the UI generating unit to generate a first UI indicating the group, and controls the display unit to display the generated first UI at the corresponding position of the group on the displayed predetermined space information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Joon-ho Phang, Dae-hyun Kim, Yeo-ri Yoon, Chang-soo Lee, Sang-hee Lee
  • Publication number: 20150019474
    Abstract: The disclosure includes use of a feature-aware propagation model to identify one or more features of a product and one or more person(s), or members of a social network, to target, or user, for marketing the product having the identified features. The one or more person(s) identified using the model may be the person(s), or member(s), of a social network determined to have a maximum capability, relative to other members of the social network, for influencing the members of the social network in adopting, e.g., purchasing, a product having the identified features. In addition, parameters of the model may be determined using information about the social network, user preferences, and the products and features of the products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Nicola Barbieri, Francesco Bonchi
  • Patent number: 8583586
    Abstract: Methods and systems for event pattern mining are shown that include representing longitudinal event data in a measurable geometric space as a temporal event matrix representation (TEMR) using spatial temporal shapes, wherein event data is organized into hierarchical categories of event type and performing temporal event pattern mining with a processor by locating visual event patterns among the spatial temporal shapes of said TEMR using a constraint sparse coding framework.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Shahram Ebadollahi, Jianying Hu, Martin S. Kohn, Noah Lee, Robert K. Sorrentino, Jimeng Sun, Fei Wang
  • Patent number: 8326783
    Abstract: A method and system to minimize redundancy in testing a new software system by utilizing a knowledge base is provided. The knowledge base may be represented in a form of a decision tree including leaf nodes which store previously tested optimal configurations. When the knowledge base does not contain an optimal configuration for the new software, an optimal solution for the new software system may be determined by adding a further decision tree branch to the initial decision tree. A desirable tree branch may be selected from a table including a predetermined set of desirable tree branches for each category of software. As a result, the number of solutions to be tested on the input software may be limited and cost and effort to run redundant tests on a software system may be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth Michael Ashcraft, Flavio Alvarenga Bergamaschi, Viktors Bertsis, Erin Christine Burke, Duy Huynh, Santhosh Rao, Duc J. Vianney, Peter Wai Yu Wong
  • Publication number: 20120191640
    Abstract: Methods and systems for event pattern mining are shown that include representing longitudinal event data in a measurable geometric space as a temporal event matrix representation (TEMR) using spatial temporal shapes, wherein event data is organized into hierarchical categories of event type and performing temporal event pattern mining with a processor by locating visual event patterns among the spatial temporal shapes of said TEMR using a constraint sparse coding framework.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shahram Ebadollahi, Jiaying Hu, Martin S. Kohn, Noah Lee, Robert K. Sorrentino, Jimeng Sun, Fei Wang
  • Publication number: 20120166382
    Abstract: An object and attributes that describe that object are identified. The attributes are grouped into attribute patterns, and classification classes are identified. For each identified class a sketch table containing a plurality of parallel hash tables is created. For the object to be classified, each attribute pattern is processed using the all of the hash functions for each sketch table, resulting in a plurality of values under each sketch table for a single attribute pattern. The lowest value is selected for each sketch table. The distribution of values across all sketch tables is evaluated for each attribute pattern, producing a discriminatory power for each attribute pattern. Attribute patterns having a discriminatory power above a given threshold are selected and added to the associated sketch table values. The sketch table with the largest overall sum is identified, and the associated class is assigned to the object belonging to the attribute patterns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Charu C. Aggarwal, Philip S. Yu
  • Patent number: 8190304
    Abstract: An automatic configuration-tracking apparatus for tracking the configuration of a vehicle having a multitude of components for which it is desired to consult and record various items of data specific thereto, and their identification/authentication parameters, history, and operating state includes transponders. The transponders are coupled respectively to components of the vehicle. The transponders communicate this specific data via a meshed wireless network in order to enable the data to be transmitted by secure wireless transmission to an external installation. A secrecy perimeter coincides substantially with an outline of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Eurocopter
    Inventors: Christian Feuillebois, Mathieu Glade, Eric Pauly
  • Patent number: 8126836
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and electronic device for hierarchical communications are disclosed. A connection interface 1260 may receive a query. A processor 1210 may select an initial expert from the hierarchical expert tree based upon the query and direct the query towards the initial expert. A session initiation protocol server 418 may generate a hierarchical expert tree from an expert pool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas M. Tirpak, Anant Athale, Kevin D. Bailey, Samir Dilipkumar Saklikar
  • Patent number: 8095496
    Abstract: The invention relates to architecture of a computer program in order to implement a multi-agent system. The architecture enables the agents to interact with a simulation or game world on a first plane and/or with robots in the real world. Said architecture has a second and third plane. Said second plane contains an abstract representation of the simulation world on the first plane which reduces on concepts. Said third plane implements the agents of the multi-agent system. Interfaces are only arranged between the first and second plane, and between the second and third plane, not, however, between the first and the third plane. The artificial intelligence of the agents is implemented on the second and third planes such that the simulation world of the first plane can be widened, which leads to artificial intelligence. As a result, the architecture provides a KI-middleware for, for example, computer games.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: X-aitment GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Gerber, Gero Vierke, Christian Gerber, Markus Wilhelm, Tobias Schild
  • Patent number: 8069133
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and system are provided for decomposing human behavior into quantifiable layers of perception. The method for decomposing human behavior into quantifiable layers of perception may be referred to as “DAP-E,” which is an acronym representative of four main phases of the method. Theses phases include the following: decompose; aggregate; propagate; and, evaluate. For example, an embodiment of the method may include aggregating one or more outputs from one or more behavioral models to represent a statistically significant conclusion and propagating the conclusion across a social network to allow opinions of a first entity within the social network to influence a conclusion of a second entity. A token passing behavior algorithm may be used to weigh an opinion of an entity receiving a token when propagating the conclusion across the social network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: The Mitre Corporation
    Inventors: Charles A. Worrell, Craig J. Petrun
  • Patent number: 8064663
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and system for evaluating at least one abnormality in one or more medical images of a subject comprising: (a) determining the location of each abnormality from pre-defined selection, (b) determining the pattern of each abnormality from pre-defined selection, (c) accessing a multidimensional database comprising data of patterns, locations, and conditions associated therewith, in which the database comprises data of each of patterns, locations, and conditions is comprised in separate dimension(s), and characteristic information for patterns, locations, and conditions is organized in the database into discrete categories, (d) extracting from the multidimensional database a list of conditions corresponding to the imaging data determined in steps (a) and (b), (e) providing an evaluation of abnormality using list obtained in step (d). The invention also relates to a database, computer program, system for navigating the database, a method for entering data into a database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Lieven Van Hoe
    Inventors: Lieven Van Hoe, Bart Verweire
  • Patent number: 8032636
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and system are disclosed for dynamically provisioning clusters of middleware appliances. In one embodiment, the method includes referencing a resource measurement from a plurality of middleware appliances. The middleware appliances process one or more service domains and the resource measurement includes processing resources consumed by each middleware appliance for each of the one or more service domains. The method may also include determining an implementation plan based on a performance goal and one or more resource calculations. The implementation plan specifies service domain instances to activate and service domain instances to deactivate on the plurality of middleware appliances. The method may also include dynamically enabling and disabling the service domain instances on the plurality of middleware appliances based on the implementation plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert D. Callaway, Adolfo F. Rodriguez, Yannis Viniotis
  • Patent number: 8015145
    Abstract: A system provides a user interface for viewing nursing problems with multiple levels of granularity in a knowledge base and rendered in an application that are dependent on context of problems, patient demographic information and information needed by a user interface image. A user interface system presents patient medical problem information to a user. The system includes a first search processor for automatically searching a knowledge base of information associating multiple different medical problems with corresponding attributes to find an attribute indicating a particular characteristic of a particular medical problem, in response to occurrence of an event. A display processor initiates generation of data representing a display image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhijing Liu, Gary G. Hardel, Paul Zielinski
  • Patent number: 7966281
    Abstract: According to an example embodiment, a technique may be provided for managing a label data base of which each entry comprises a data field for insertion into a respective packet in a multicast transmission and a validity field. The technique may include, for example, (a) establishing a fixed size for a cluster of labels, (b) associating with each cluster a pointer to another cluster, (c) establishing a sentinel cluster of which all entries are indicated to be invalid and of which the cluster pointer points to this sentinel cluster, (d) establishing a root table which defines the number of replications of the packet in a multicast group and identifies a first label cluster associated with the multicast group and (e) establishing a chain of clusters of which each cluster which is full of valid entries points to the next cluster in the chain and the last cluster which contains valid entries points to the sentinel cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Vincent Groarke, Anne Geraldine O'Connell
  • Patent number: 7966279
    Abstract: Architecture that facilitates validation of a data mapping of data from a data source to a data target. There is included a signature generation component that generates a source signature of all or a portion of the data source and a target signature of all or a corresponding portion of the data target, and a sampling component that obtains a sample of the source data a corresponding sample of the target data. The data signatures and data samples are compared respectively and processed with a processing component to determine the status of the validation process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Neeraj Garg, Cale D. Carter, Kulothungan Rajasekaran, Deuane J. Martin, Pankaj K. Singh
  • Publication number: 20110016078
    Abstract: A computerized project management analytical system and method that develops and manages an ontology that links objects and is capable of being mined. The ontology is comprised of a project ontology framework, a matching engine and a project status matrix that illustrates a multi-relational view of the project status, of confidence levels, or interdiction points and/or positions on project timelines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Inventors: Douglas Clark, Brian Pieslak, Brian Gipson, Zachary Walton
  • Patent number: 7826663
    Abstract: A system, method and program product for processing a stream of data events using hybrid histograms. A system is provided that includes: a hybrid histogram that provides a running statistical summary of the stream of data events, wherein the hybrid histogram includes a plurality of percentile ranges, a set of boundary values that separate the percentile ranges, and a count associated with each of the percentile ranges; a histogram processing system for identifying a percentile range from the plurality of percentile ranges into which a new data event value falls, and for incrementing the count associated with the identified percentile range; a periodic boundary recalculation system for periodically recalculating the boundary values such that each percentile range includes a substantially similar number of associated counts; and an analysis system that analyzes the hybrid histogram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mark S. Ramsey, David A. Selby, Stephen J. Todd
  • Patent number: 7792772
    Abstract: A method and system to minimize to redundancy in testing a new software system by utilizing a knowledge base is provided. The knowledge base may be represented in a form of a decision tree including leaf nodes which store previously tested optimal configurations. When the knowledge base does not contain an optimal configuration for the new software, an optimal solution for the new software system may be determined by adding a further decision tree branch to the initial decision tree. A desirable tree branch may be selected from a table including a predetermined set of desirable tree branches for each category of software. As a result, the number of solutions to be tested on the input software may be limited and cost and effort to run redundant tests on a software system may be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth Michael Ashcraft, Flavio Alvarenga Bergamaschi, Viktors Bertsis, Erin Christine Burke, Duy Huynh, Santhosh Rao, Duc J. Vianney, Peter Wai Yee Wong
  • Patent number: 7774293
    Abstract: A hybrid causal framework applies properties of probabilistic models, such as Bayesian belief networks, to causal logic models, such as fault trees and event sequence diagrams. The probabilistic model establishes a joint probability distribution of causal relationships between events and conditions in the logic models. The probability of the events and conditions are found by propagating probabilities from the probabilistic model through the logic models.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: University of Maryland
    Inventors: Ali Mosleh, Chengdong Wang, Franciscus J. Groen
  • Patent number: 7761390
    Abstract: A method, system, and software for interactive communication for a user responsive to electric signals generated by the user, includes (A) providing an interactive display to the user representative of lists of target items; (B) receiving detected electric signals generated by the user responsive to the interactive display; (C) processing and converting the detected electric signals into digital data; and (D) analyzing the digital data to associate with the user's selection one of the lists of target items presented to the user using the interactive display. Steps (A)-(D) are iteratively repeated based on a hierarchical relationship of lists of target items presented to the user to select a target item desired by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Inventor: Peter Charles Shann Hubird Ford
  • Publication number: 20100169948
    Abstract: Resources of a virtualized ecosystem are intelligently secured by defining and analyzing object handling security control information for one or more logical resources in the virtualized ecosystem and deriving therefrom object properties for each of the logical resources involved in the execution of a virtual machine in any given context within the virtualized ecosystem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Applicant: HyTrust, Inc.
    Inventors: Renata Budko, Hemma Prafullchandra, Eric Ming Chiu, Boris Strongin
  • Publication number: 20100160602
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods of predicting protein aggregation and designing aggregation inhibitors. One such method for predicting potential protein aggregation inhibiting peptide sequences, includes the steps of: a) identifying a peptide sequence forming at least part of an aggregation region in a target protein; b) testing whether said peptide sequence forms part of a ?-sheet; c) if a positive result is achieved in step b), extracting the adjacent strands of that sheet; d) identifying residues in the adjacent strands to said peptide sequence whose side chains interact with said peptide sequence, those residues forming a potential protein aggregation inhibiting peptide sequence. The present invention also provides methods of designing compounds using the residues identified in the above method; compounds produced by the methods and computer programs for carrying out the above methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2007
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicant: LONZA BIOLOGICS PLC
    Inventors: Kai J. Kohlhoff, Jesus Zurdo, Michele Vendruscolo
  • Publication number: 20100125543
    Abstract: One automatically accesses (101) a hierarchical task model as corresponds to a particular task to be executed by a given end user to thereby identify one or more presently un-executed agenda elements. One also automatically accesses (102) characterizing information for that given end user. (By one approach, for example, this characterizing information can comprise information regarding the given end user's knowledge.) This information regarding the un-executed agenda elements and the characterizing information are then used (103) to identify a highest hierarchical level within the hierarchical task model as corresponds to the given end user's wherewithal to successfully execute without also needing lower hierarchical level content within the hierarchical task model. The identified highest hierarchical level within the hierarchical task model is then used (104) to generate a presentation to present to the given end user to thereby facilitate execution of the particular task by the given end user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2008
    Publication date: May 20, 2010
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: William K. Thompson, Paul C. Davis
  • Patent number: 7720787
    Abstract: Method of and system for analysing a set of exhaustive and exclusive hypotheses, including assessing and assigning base rates for each hypothesis; determining a set of items of evidence that are relevant to, have a causal influence on, or would disconfirm more than one hypothesis; assessing and assigning base rates for each item of evidence; deciding, for each item of evidence, whether the item should be treated as being a causal influence or diagnostic indicator with respect to the set of the hypotheses; if the item of evidence is to be treated as a causal influence—making a judgement as to the likelihood of each hypothesis, both if the evidence were true, and also if the evidence were false; if the item of evidence is to be treated as a diagnostic indicator—making a judgement as to the evidence being true if the hypothesis were true; assessing the belief for each item of evidence being true; deciding a set of interim beliefs in each hypothesis for each individual item of evidence by: employing a conditio
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Distip Pty Limited
    Inventors: Simon Kevin John Pope, Audun Jøsang, David Scott McAnally, Rayma Judith McAnally, legal representative
  • Publication number: 20100082521
    Abstract: Computer-implemented systems and methods generate forecasts or estimates with respect to one or more attributes contained in an attribute-based hierarchy. Physical hierarchical data and attribute input data are received so that an attribute-based hierarchy can be created. A mapping table is created that indicates relationships between the attribute-based hierarchy and the physical hierarchy, wherein the attribute-based hierarchy is accessed during model forecasting analysis or model estimation analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Inventors: Necati Burak Meric, Yung-Hsin Chien, Thomas Burkhardt
  • Publication number: 20100023474
    Abstract: Machine-learned ranking algorithms, e.g. for ranking search results, often use a sequence of decision trees involving decision nodes based on threshold values of features. Modules, systems and methods of optimizing such algorithms involve analyzing threshold feature values to determine threshold intervals for each feature and grouping decision trees according to the feature used in a root decision node. Then coalescing the decision trees within each group to form a coalesced group tree for each group and finally coalescing the coalesced group trees to form a coalesced tree that implements the algorithm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2008
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Inventors: Arun Kejariwal, Sapan Panigrahi, Girish Vaitheeswaran
  • Publication number: 20090307177
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and electronic device for hierarchical communications are disclosed. A connection interface 1260 may receive a query. A processor 1210 may select an initial expert from the hierarchical expert tree based upon the query and direct the query towards the initial expert. A session initiation protocol server 418 may generate a hierarchical expert tree from an expert pool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Applicant: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas M. TIRPAK, Anant Athale, Kevin D. Bailey, Samir Dilipkumar Saklikar
  • Patent number: 7617172
    Abstract: A real time data processing system, method and program product for processing a stream of data events. A system is provided that includes: a running profile processing system for updating a running profile each time a new data event value is inputted, wherein the running profile includes percentile data; and an analysis system for analyzing the running profile, wherein the analysis system performs a composite analysis that utilizes: (a) results obtained from comparing a new data event value to the percentile data, and (b) stored results obtained from previous compare operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mark S. Ramsey, David A. Selby, Stephen J. Todd
  • Publication number: 20090222401
    Abstract: A method including receiving inputs; determining an expected variance of the inputs; and testing a first hypothesis that the inputs include a signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Inventor: Nativadade Albert Lobo
  • Publication number: 20090222400
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods, systems and apparatus for capturing, integrating, organizing, navigating and querying large-scale data from high-throughput biological and chemical assay platforms. It provides a highly efficient meta-analysis infrastructure for performing research queries across a large number of studies and experiments from different biological and chemical assays, data types and organisms, as well as systems to build and add to such an infrastructure. According to various embodiments, methods, systems and interfaces for associating experimental data, features and groups of data related by structure and/or function with chemical, medical and/or biological terms in an ontology or taxonomy are provided. According to various embodiments, methods, systems and interfaces for filtering data by data source information are provided, allowing dynamic navigation through large amounts of data to find the most relevant results for a particular query.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Applicant: NextBio
    Inventors: Ilya Kupershmidt, Qiaojuan Jane Su, Qingdi Liu, Satnam Alag, Suman Sundaresh
  • Publication number: 20090204563
    Abstract: The invention relates to architecture of a computer program in order to implement a multi-agent system. The architecture enables the agents to interact with a simulation or game world on a first plane and/or with robots in the real world. Said architecture has a second and third plane. Said second plane contains an abstract representation of the simulation world on the first plane which reduces on concepts. Said third plane implements the agents of the multi-agent system. Interfaces are only arranged between the first and second plane, and between the second and third plane, not however between the first and the third plane. The artificial intelligence of the agents is implemented on the second and third planes such that the simulation world of the first plane can be widened, which leads to artificial intelligence. As a result, the architecture provides a KI-middleware for, for example, computer games.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2006
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Applicant: X-aitment GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Gerber, Gero Vierke, Christian Gerber, Markus Wilhelm, Tobias Schild
  • Publication number: 20090192974
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and system are provided for decomposing human behavior into quantifiable layers of perception. The method for decomposing human behavior into quantifiable layers of perception may be referred to as “DAP-E,” which is an acronym representative of four main phases of the method. Theses phases include the following: decompose; aggregate; propagate; and, evaluate. For example, an embodiment of the method may include aggregating one or more outputs from one or more behavioral models to represent a statistically significant conclusion and propagating the conclusion across a social network to allow opinions of a first entity within the social network to influence a conclusion of a second entity. The method may also include updating the one or more behavioral models based on new data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Applicant: The MITRE Corporation
    Inventors: Charles A. WORRELL, Craig J. Petrun
  • Publication number: 20090192968
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to knowledge representation systems which include a knowledge base in which knowledge is represented in a structured, machine-readable format that encodes meaning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Applicant: TRUE KNOWLEDGE LTD.
    Inventor: William Tunstall-Pedoe
  • Publication number: 20090187529
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for determining behaviour of an autonomous entity within an environment using a weighted memory of observed objects, including the steps of: processing the weighted memory; generating an image of the environment from the perspective of the entity; recognizing visible objects within the image from a list of object types; storing data about the visible objects within the memory; and processing object data extracted from the memory in accordance with each object's type using an artificial intelligence engine in order to determine behavior for the entity. A system and software for determining behavior of an autonomous entity are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2006
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Inventors: Stephen John Regelous, Stephen Noel Regelous
  • Publication number: 20090177614
    Abstract: A risk assessment method and system. The method includes receiving by an inference engine, first sensor cohort data associated with a first cohort located within a first aircraft. The inference engine receives first group technology inferences associated with the first cohort. The inference engine generates first risk cohort inferences based on the first group technology inferences and the first sensor cohort data. The inference engine receives first inference data comprising a first plurality of inferences associated with the first cohort. The inference engine generates second inference data comprising a second plurality of inferences associated with the first cohort. The second inference data is based on the first inference data and the first risk cohort inferences. The inference engine generates a first associated risk level score for the first cohort. The computing system stores the second inference data and the first associated risk level score.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2008
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Inventors: Robert Lee Angell, Robert R. Friedlander, James R. Kraemer
  • Publication number: 20090177615
    Abstract: A risk assessment method and system. The method includes receiving by an inference engine, first sensor cohort data associated with a first cohort located within a first airport. The inference engine receives first group technology inferences associated with the first cohort. The inference engine generates first risk cohort inferences based on the first group technology inferences and the first sensor cohort data. The inference engine receives first inference data comprising a first plurality of inferences associated with the first cohort. The inference engine generates second inference data comprising a second plurality of inferences associated with the first cohort. The second inference data is based on the first inference data and the first risk cohort inferences. The inference engine generates a first associated risk level score for the first cohort. The computing system stores the second inference data and the first associated risk level score.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2008
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Inventors: Robert Lee Angell, Robert R. Friedlander, James R. Kraemer
  • Patent number: 7552103
    Abstract: Models that encapsulate information on how remote applications are controlled and data is accessed are created to be used by a runtime agent that intelligently reasons out goal-oriented plans and execute tasks to solve problem statements generated by a user interface or other software agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: Celcorp, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Matichuk
  • Patent number: 7512581
    Abstract: An electronic circuit for use in providing computational decision-making capabilities. The circuit implements a hierarchy of decision-making cells, with outputs derived from input signals supplying argument values, configuration signals for controlling the decision making model and wires between cells defining relationships between cells that modify the decision-making model of dependent cells. The cells are primarily characterized by modified values that may represent outputs although they may have a variety of other function features such as importance values and threshold values. The arguments are characterized by argument values that may represent inputs. The arguments are associated with particular cells and the values of the arguments associated with a given cell are combined to determine the value of that cell. The wires between different cells define different types of functional relationships between them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Inventors: Thomas M. Keeley, Helena G. Keeley
  • Publication number: 20080306897
    Abstract: A system provides a user interface for viewing nursing problems with multiple levels of granularity in a knowledge base and rendered in an application that are dependent on context of problems, patient demographic information and information needed by a user interface image. A user interface system presents patient medical problem information to a user. The system includes a first search processor for automatically searching a knowledge base of information associating multiple different medical problems with corresponding attributes to find an attribute indicating a particular characteristic of a particular medical problem, in response to occurrence of an event. A display processor initiates generation of data representing a display image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2008
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Applicant: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhijing Liu, Gary G. Hardel, Paul Zielinski
  • Patent number: 7454399
    Abstract: Models that encapsulate information on how remote applications are controlled and data is accessed are created to be used by a runtime agent that intelligently reasons out goal-oriented plans and execute tasks to solve problem statements generated by a user interface or other software agents. The models may be used to assemble workflows using a reasoning process. In particular, the models of the present invention include a state that includes a planning state and a navigational value. In embodiments of the invention, the models may include intelligent agents, a loop state, submodel invocation that allows the models to invoke agents over a network, and the ability to integrate the three application layers in a computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Assignee: Celcorp, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Matichuk
  • Publication number: 20080208788
    Abstract: A method (and system) of predicting an unobserved target variable includes building a graphical predictive model from domain knowledge, which takes advantage of conditional independence to facilitate inference about the unobserved target variable, given observations of other variables in the graphical predictive model from a plurality of information sources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2007
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Srujana Merugu, Claudia Perlich, Saharon Rosset
  • Publication number: 20080195570
    Abstract: A system and method for collecting evidence pertaining to relationships between biomolecules and a disease, or other clinical condition, wherein biomolecules associated with the disease or condition identified, and ontologies relating to the biomolecules, disease or condition, and a predicate relationship therebetween are generated (or input to a processing system). Triplets, subject/predicate/object, for example, biomolecule/relationship/disease, are constructed by processing the ontologies. The triplets are used to search a body of relevant evidence to extract pertinent data from the body of relevant data based on the triplets. The system and method of the invention is used to provide researchers in the field of molecular diagnostics with biological evidence for or against statistical predictions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2006
    Publication date: August 14, 2008
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS, N.V.
    Inventors: Yasser H. Alsafadi, James David Schaffer