Analogical Reasoning System Patents (Class 706/54)
  • Patent number: 10244060
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for determining seeds for targeted notifications through online social networks are provided herein. A computer-implemented method includes analyzing user mobility data associated with multiple users of a social network to identify spatio-temporal relationships among the users; computing, for each of the users, a value representing the user's level of influence in relation to other users, wherein the value is based on the spatio-temporal relationships and a product and/or service to be identified in a spread of information within the social network; segmenting the users into groups based on the computed value for each user, wherein a first group comprises each user associated with a computed value above a given threshold, and wherein a second group comprises each user associated with a computed value below the given threshold; and selecting one or more users from the first group to initiate the spread of information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ramasuri Narayanam, Krishnasuri Narayanam
  • Patent number: 10235753
    Abstract: A method for automatic recognition of at least one anatomical landmark in a hollow organ of a patient is provided. The method includes providing an image dataset of the hollow organ, establishing or providing a three-dimensional mesh of a surface of the hollow organ from the image dataset, and determining a centerline of the mesh by skeletization. At least one feature is determined for each of a plurality of points on the centerline. A classifier pre-trained on the at least one feature is used for detecting candidates for the at least one anatomical landmark from the plurality of points. The candidates are grouped together with a distance from one another below a threshold. At least one specification determined from the anatomy of the hollow organ is used for confirming or rejecting the candidates for the at least one anatomical landmark. One or more candidates are defined as an anatomical landmark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: SIEMENS HEALTHCARE GMBH
    Inventors: Matthias Hoffmann, Norbert Strobel
  • Patent number: 10231020
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a request for sports programming recommendation, responsive to the receiving step, determining an upcoming program vector and a weighted historical vector, performing a similarity calculation comparing the upcoming program vector and the weighted historical vector to derive a recommendation score, and generating a recommendation based on the recommendation score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: The DirecTV Group, Inc
    Inventors: Ashok Sahu, Raymond Hsu, Charles Bradley Rice
  • Patent number: 10146801
    Abstract: A method for distributed graph processing is provided including receiving ingest data from at least one data source, generating, using processing circuitry, a data map comprising a graph of edges between a plurality of data vertices of the ingest data, determining at least two nodes of a cluster, and storing a portion of the ingest data and a portion of the data map at the at least two nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: The Johns Hopkins University
    Inventor: Cetin Savkli
  • Patent number: 10083231
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and a computer program product for building and applying fuzzy term partitions is provided. The present invention may include building a fuzzy category taxonomy. The present invention may also include implementing the built fuzzy category taxonomy into a fuzzy category classifier. The present invention may then include building a fuzzy term extractor. The present invention may further include building a fuzzy term association map. The present invention may also include processing a plurality of words stored on a database. The present invention may then include extracting a fuzzy term from the processed plurality of words. The present invention may further include associating the extracted fuzzy term with a plurality of context data. The present invention may also include producing a context data partition for the extracted fuzzy term. The present invention may then include applying a weight to the extracted fuzzy term.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Nadiya Kochura
  • Patent number: 10084870
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for identifying segment assignments of users within segments of interest. Historical user behavior associated with users for whom segment assignments within segments of interest is analyzed. Probabilities associating possible segment assignments within a segment of interest with user behavior are calculated. User behavior of anonymous users and/or users for which segment assignments are unknown can be determined along with a confidence score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael L. Brundage
  • Patent number: 10062161
    Abstract: An endoscopic image diagnosis support system (100) includes: a memory (10) that stores learning images pre-classified into pathological types; and a processor (20) that, given an endoscopic image, performs feature value matching between an image of an identification target region in the endoscopic image and the learning images, to identify the pathological types in the identification target region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: HIROSHIMA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Tetsushi Koide, HoangAnh Tuan, Shigeto Yoshida, Tsubasa Mishima, Satoshi Shigemi, Toru Tamaki, Tsubasa Hirakawa, Rie Miyaki, Kouki Sugi
  • Patent number: 10021207
    Abstract: Features are disclosed for generating bundles of content items and proactively providing the bundles to client devices. The bundles may be provided to client devices in response to requests for the content page that references the content items in the bundle, or in response to a request for a content page hosted by the same domain as the content items in the bundle. A browser module executing on the client device can extract the referenced content items in the bundle and cache them in a local content cache at the client device prior to the client device receiving and processing a requested content page. As a result, the browser module may have access to cached versions of referenced content items when processing the requested content page even if the referenced content items were not present when the requested content page was requested.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gopal Harikumar, Sajeeva Lakmal Bandara Pallemulle, Ameet Nirmal Vaswani
  • Patent number: 9965522
    Abstract: Disclosed is a technique for providing a linkage between applications, or other digital content, of an application store by assigning values to users of the digital content with respect to a particular user who is submitting a query for particular digital content. The technique involves receiving a query and identifying a subset of digital content based on the query and a word matching technique. For each identified digital content, users who have installed or downloaded the digital content may be determined. A reputation score, corresponding to a user's influence, and a trust score, corresponding to a degree of separation between the user who submitted the query and other users who have installed the digital content, may be computed for each of the users. A list of recommended applications may be generated based on the word matching technique, the reputation score, and the trust score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Jiayao Yu
  • Patent number: 9948735
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a mobile device determines sensor signals from one or more sensors of the mobile device, the sensor signals indicating motion that is associated with activities of a user of the mobile device. The mobile device determines activity types that correspond to at least a portion of the determined sensor signals. The mobile device determines activity periods of the user, each activity period corresponding to a period of time for one of the determined activity types. The mobile device then performs a heuristics-type analysis based on the length of time for each activity period and the corresponding activity types to determine whether two or more activity periods should be combined into a single activity period. The determined activity types are displayed on the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Juho Pennanen, Aapo Kyrölä
  • Patent number: 9948734
    Abstract: In one embodiment, sensor signals corresponding to motions of a client device are received. Activities of a user corresponding to the client device are determined, based on a first analysis algorithm that uses the sensor signals to select activity types, each activity type corresponding to a particular time period. A reference to the selected activity types is sent to the client device. User input indicating whether the reference is correct is received from the client device. Based on the indication, which reflects the accuracy of the first analysis algorithm, a priority between the first analysis algorithm and a second analysis algorithm is determined, based on determining which analysis algorithm is more accurate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Juho Pennanen, Aapo Kyrölä, Jukka Partanen
  • Patent number: 9940582
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to technical support management and provide a novel and non-obvious method, system and computer program product for intelligent problem tracking to optimize technical support. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for intelligent problem tracking can include receiving recorded information of tracked end user behavior collected in an end user computing system while the end user addresses a problem in the end user computing system, determining a level of technical sophistication of the user based upon the recorded information, selecting a technical support level corresponding to the determined level of technical sophistication of the user, and transmitting a resolution to the problem in a message to the end user computing system commensurate with the selected technical support level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul A. Boothe, Moises Cases, Bhyrav M. Mutnury
  • Patent number: 9925393
    Abstract: An apparatus for determining a contour of a treatment region in a patient includes a computer processor to receive input regarding a contour of at least one organ-at-risk (OAR) adjacent to the treatment region; receive input regarding an initial contour of the treatment region; predict a radiation toxicity to the at least one OAR based on the contour of the at least one OAR, the initial contour of the treatment region, and a radiation treatment regimen; determine whether the predicted radiation toxicity exceeds a threshold; and determine a contour of the treatment region by iteratively modifying the initial contour of the treatment region, and any subsequent modified contours of the treatment region, until a stopping condition is satisfied. The stopping condition can be a preselected number of iterations or that the predicted radiation toxicity using the contour in place of the initial contour is first calculated is below said threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION, The Johns Hopkins University
    Inventors: Minoru Nakatsugawa, John Wayne Haller, Robert Andrew Davey, Rachel-Louise Kvertus Koktava, Kosuke Sakaue, Todd McNutt, Harry Quon, Scott Patrick Robertson, Zhi Cheng
  • Patent number: 9836526
    Abstract: A table structure corresponding to the table is selected to describe when cells in a cell-pair in the table structure should be similar to one another. A cell similarity function is selected to compare the cells in the cell-pair and output a probability that the cell-pair includes cells that contain values that are similar to one another according to a criteria. A cell similarity probability is determined of a first cell and a second cell in a first cell-pair in the table structure being similar to each other according to the cell similarity function. A computed probability is adjusted of the table structure representing the table using the cell similarity probability. The computed probability is indicated as a probability of a first model representing the table, wherein the first model is a function of the table structure and the selected cell similarity function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Donna K. Byron, Scott N. Gerard, Alexander Pikovsky
  • Patent number: 9830377
    Abstract: Techniques for comparing customer records to identify linked customer records are provided. The techniques may include a computer system identifying a target group of electronic customer records which have data pertaining to a customer, receiving a hierarchical blocker, and analyzing a customer record against the hierarchical blocker and extracting one or more data values from data fields identified by the hierarchical blocker. The computer system may create block keys from the extracted data values, associate the block keys with the customer record, create a block key group of customer records which are associated with a particular block key, and compare pairs of records from the block key group to identify records which are likely to be linked records because they pertain to a single customer entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: WAL-MART STORES, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew Benjamin Ray, Nathaniel Philip Troutman
  • Patent number: 9805307
    Abstract: A method for determining a correspondence between a first node set of a first graph and a second node set of a second graph includes building a feature representation for each of the first graph and the second graph, and inferring the correspondence between the first node set and the second node set based on the feature representations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: U Kang, Ravindranath Konuru, Jimeng Sun, Hanghang Tong
  • Patent number: 9798835
    Abstract: It is provided a computer-implemented method for designing a three-dimensional modeled object. The method comprises providing a boundary representation of the modeled object; determining a subset of the set of faces for which the faces are a copy one of another; forming a first group of faces within the subset that form a geometrical pattern; and associating to the first group of faces at least one second group of faces that are, for each face of the second group, adjacent to a respective face of the first group and that are, for each pair of faces of the second group, compliant with the rigid motion that transforms, one into the other, the respective faces of the first group to which the faces of the pair are adjacent. Such a method improves the design of a 3D modeled object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Dassualt Systemes
    Inventor: Remy Rorato
  • Patent number: 9747358
    Abstract: A pattern analysis system enables a user to obtain specific analysis from multi-dimensional storage structures. The patterns analysis system guides the user interaction through the selection of specific available patterns. This enables the user to gain access to analytics data available in the multi-dimensional storage structure without specific knowledge of a command system syntax or semantics. Also, the user does not need knowledge of the contents or organization of the multi-dimensional storage structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Jenngang Shih
  • Patent number: 9710493
    Abstract: A set of data points is divided into a plurality of subsets of data points. A set of cluster closures is generated based at least in part on the subset of data points. Each cluster closure envelopes a corresponding cluster of a set of clusters and is comprised of data points of the enveloped cluster and data points neighboring the enveloped cluster. A k-Means approximator iteratively assigns data points to a cluster of the set of clusters and updates a set of cluster centroids corresponding to the set of clusters. The k-Means approximator assigns data points based at least in part on the set of cluster closures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jingdong Wang, Qifa Ke, Shipeng Li, Jing Wang
  • Patent number: 9646250
    Abstract: A cognitive system that automatically assesses subjective answers may be provided. A cognitive engine executing on one or more processors may determine whether a statement parsed from a subjective answer by natural language processing technique is accurate or inaccurate, for each of the plurality of statements based on matching the statement with information associated with a domain of a question from a plurality of data sources, according to an accuracy threshold. An overall assessment of the answer may be automatically determined based on a number of statements determined to be accurate, a number of statements determined to be inaccurate, a number of duplicate statements in the answer relative to a total number of statements in the answer. A visual graphics representing accurate and inaccurate statements may be presented or displayed, allowing a user to interact with the visual graphics to modify the assessment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sathish R. Indurthi, Mitesh M. Khapra, Yedendra B. Shrinivasan, Mitesh H. Vasa
  • Patent number: 9646054
    Abstract: A particular case is matched to further cases, where the matching is based on plural attributes contained in the particular case and in the further cases, wherein one of the plural attributes relates to a flow of activities taken to address the respective case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Hamid Reza Motahari Nezhad, Claudio Bartolini, Parag M. Joshi
  • Patent number: 9626628
    Abstract: In one embodiment, techniques are shown and described relating to a point-to-multipoint communication infrastructure for expert-based knowledge feed-back using learning machines. A learning machine may communicate an expert discovery request into a network to discover one or more experts, and then receive from the one or more experts, one or more expert discovery responses. Based on the one or more received expert discovery responses, the learning machine may then build a dynamic multicast tree of experts to assist the learning machine in a computer network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Sukrit Dasgupta, Jean-Philippe Vasseur, Grégory Mermoud
  • Patent number: 9606153
    Abstract: A system for automatic identification of a device or appliance includes: at least one sensor associatable with the device or appliance to be identified, and able to monitor an evolution in time of an electrical quantity indicative of device or appliance energy consumption; an analyzer communicating with the at least one sensor including receiving reports of the monitored electrical quantity, and automatically identifying the device or appliance by analyzing the evolution in time of the monitored electric quantity. The analyzing calculates a cross-correlation between the evolution in time of the monitored electric quantity and at least one reference pattern representative of at least one sample device or appliance; and when more than one sample device or appliance is included in a candidate list, identifies the device or appliance by performing a selection among the candidates based on characteristic parameters related to the respective calculated cross-correlations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Telecom Italia S.p.A.
    Inventors: Claudio Borean, Leonardo Claps, Gabriele Elia
  • Patent number: 9542372
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments, there are provided mechanisms and methods for performing one or more actions utilizing a uniform resource locator. These mechanisms and methods for performing one or more actions utilizing a uniform resource locator can enable improved overall URL usage, more efficient search engine URL results, improved URL comprehension by users, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Alex Warshavsky, Aaron Fiske, Bulent Cinarkaya, Ryan Guest
  • Patent number: 9531824
    Abstract: In one embodiment, sensor signals corresponding to motions of a computing device are determined. Activities of a user corresponding to the computing device are determined by selecting activity types which are based on the sensor signals, a set of user characteristics associated with the user, a classification of the set of user characteristics, and signal parameters. A reference to the selected activity types is displayed to the user. User input indicating whether the reference is correct is received. Based on the user input, the signal parameters may be adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Juho Pennanen, Aapo Kyrölä, Jukka Partanen
  • Patent number: 9519672
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a computing device determines sensor signals detected by one or more sensors of the computing device. The sensor signals indicate motion of the computing device. The computing device selects one of a plurality of activity categories that corresponds to a portion of the sensor signals, each of the activity categories including one or more activity types. The activity types in each activity category are characterized by a common motion corresponding to the portion of the sensor signals. One of the activity types in the selected activity category is determined by analyzing the sensor signals with respect to each of the activity types in the selected activity category, and calculating a probability of each of the activity types. The determined activity type is displayed on the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Juho Pennanen, Aapo Kyrölä
  • Patent number: 9496736
    Abstract: An accessory device or rechargeable energy pack includes a rechargeable battery or other energy storage that is rechargeable by way of an external source. Energy stored within the accessory device may be used recharge one or more other load devices, such as portable computers, smart phones, or other apparatus. The accessory device may be configured to estimate operating times for such various load devices based on their own respective, stored energy levels, and to communicate those estimates to the load devices or other entities. The accessory device may control an amount of energy delivered to a load device based on estimated energy consumption for a future period of time. Operating times for respective load devices may be increased or managed by way of operations and resources of the accessory device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jesper Mikael Johansson, George Nikolaos Stathakopoulos, Sandeep Sanjay Patil, Alun Mark Jones
  • Patent number: 9489629
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products to perform an operation comprising receiving a case from a user, determining a level of sophistication of the user, determining a level of sophistication associated with each of a plurality of items of supporting evidence in a corpus of information, selecting a subset of the plurality of items of supporting evidence based on the determined levels of sophistication, and returning the selected subset to the user as part of a response to the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael W. Britt, Adam C. Lange-Pearson, Thomas P. Pitzen, Richard J. Stevens
  • Patent number: 9343907
    Abstract: An energy assist system selection supporting apparatus equipped with a step-up/step-down chopper unit, an electricity storage unit, and an electric motor configured to drive a machine includes an operation-pattern generating section for generating an operation pattern taking into account an electronic machine configuration, a load-pattern generating section for generating a load pattern concerning power consumption according to the generated operation pattern, a data processing section for evaluating, according to the generated load pattern, a characteristic of the energy assist system applied with the generated operation pattern while comparing the characteristic with a limit value and generate, according to an evaluation result, configuration information including the number of each unit of the energy assist system, and a layout section configured to lay out and arrange the units on a virtual space and display the units on a display screen according to the generated configuration information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yo Takahashi, Tetsuya Okuda, Yoshinori Kanda
  • Patent number: 9336270
    Abstract: Techniques for accessing a parallel database system via an external program using vertical and/or horizontal partitioning are provided. An external program to a database management system (DBMS) configures external mappers to process a specific portion of query results on specific access module processors of the DBMS that are to house query results. The query is submitted by the external program to the DBMS and the DBMS is directed to organize the query results in a vertical or horizontal manner. Each external mapper accesses its portion of the query results for processing in parallel on its designated AMP or set of AMPS to process the query results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Teradata US, Inc.
    Inventors: Yu Xu, Olli Pekka Kostamaa
  • Patent number: 9213766
    Abstract: An efficient fact checking system analyzes and determines the factual accuracy of information and/or characterizes the information by comparing the information with source information. The efficient fact checking system automatically monitors information, processes the information, fact checks the information efficiently and/or provides a status of the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Inventor: Lucas J. Myslinski
  • Patent number: 9052204
    Abstract: There is provided a behavior pattern extraction system which can extract user's behavior pattern with high accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takeo Oono
  • Patent number: 9037528
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for analyzing sequential data. The sequential data can comprise a sequence of data points arranged in a particular order and thus representing a sequence. A number of such sequences can be analyzed, for example, to identify patterns or commonalities within the sequences or portions of sequences represented by the data. According to one embodiment, a method of identifying patterns in sequences of data points can comprise reading a set of sequential data. The sequential data can comprises a plurality of sequences and each of the plurality of sequences can represent an ordered sequence of tokens. A dotplot representing matches between each sequence of the plurality sequences can be generated. One or more patterns within the sequential data can then be identified based on the dotplot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan Helfman, Joseph H. Goldberg
  • Publication number: 20150112981
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for entity review extraction. In one aspect, a method includes receiving documents identified as containing potential reviews of entities and extracting individual review candidates from one or more of the received documents wherein each individual review candidate contains at most one review and providing one or more of the review candidates to a sentiment analysis process wherein the sentiment analysis process is configured to calculate a sentiment magnitude for each of the review candidates based on words in the review candidates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Ivan Monteiro de Castro Conti, Diego Lopes Nogueira
  • Patent number: 9009097
    Abstract: The invention relates to identifying substances in a sample by similarity comparisons between series of ion mobility spectra of the sample and series of ion mobility spectra of reference samples. The collection of series of spectra of reference samples, termed reference library, are divided into classes, with the class assignment of a series of spectra being calculated from the measured values themselves, and limiting the similarity comparisons to series of spectra with the same class assignment. First and second moments of the spectra have proven to be particularly favorable characteristics for the class assignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Bruker Daltonik GmbH
    Inventor: Stefan Klepel
  • Publication number: 20150095276
    Abstract: An example embodiment includes a method of estimating demand flexibility of a site. The method may include quantifying energy usage parameters of the site and determining coefficients. Each of the coefficients may include a value based on one of the energy usage parameters. The method may also include multiplying each of the coefficients by a weighting factor associated with each of the coefficients. The method may also include summing products of the coefficients and the associated weighting factors. The method may further include estimating a demand flexibility of the site for a DR event involving energy usage curtailment. The demand flexibility may be based at least partially on the summation of the products of the coefficients and the associated weighting factors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Jorjeta G. JETCHEVA
  • Patent number: 8996446
    Abstract: This invention is related to systems and methods of analyzing sensory ability data. One embodiment of the present invention includes a method comprising the steps of receiving data from a remote location. The data is comprised of sensory ability data and demographic data associated with a subject. The data may then be stored. Further, the method includes identifying a potential evaluation level associated with the subject. The evaluation level is identified, at least in part, utilizing a sports tree function. The method also includes retrieving peer data associated with the potential evaluation level. Additionally, the method includes determining when the peer data is statistically powerful for use in generating a comparative profile of the sensory ability data associated with the subject. Additional embodiments develop training programs based on one or more training program functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Herb Yoo, Alan W. Reichow, Thomas R. Fortune, Jr., Matthew Genar Hilla, Rick M. Rezinas
  • Patent number: 8990144
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments, there are provided mechanisms and methods for performing one or more actions utilizing a uniform resource locator. These mechanisms and methods for performing one or more actions utilizing a uniform resource locator can enable improved overall URL usage, more efficient search engine URL results, improved URL comprehension by users, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Alex Warshavsky, Aaron Fiske, Bulent Cinarkaya, Ryan Guest
  • Patent number: 8983670
    Abstract: A system for disaggregating a gross energy measurement into individual component energy consumption. A collection of components may be situated in a facility. A sensor may obtain electrical signals from one or more power input lines which convey power to the facility for the components. The signals may indicate the total energy consumption by the collection of components. Approaches and/or mechanisms may be used to disaggregate the indication of total energy consumption into indications of individual energy consumption by the components without the need for separately determining the individual energy consumption with additional measurements or instrumentation. Also, approaches and/or mechanisms may be used for integrating a known load activity with whole facility energy consumption for enhancing the component disaggregation. Indications of individual energy consumption permit a reasonable evaluation of components from efficiency, conservation and/or other perspectives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Pradeep Shetty, Wendy Foslien, Keith Curtner, Purnaprajna R. Mangsuli, Soumitri Kolavennu
  • Patent number: 8959400
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and computer system for collecting errors which occur while a user uses a computer includes collecting log information on an operating environment including an operating procedure from a computing device associated with a user; accumulating the collected log information; identifying, from the log information, a second operating procedure similar to the operating procedure, wherein the second operating procedure had an error occur and no longer includes the error, in response to receiving the log information corresponding to the operating procedure in which the error occurs; and providing the user with the second operating procedure included in the searched log information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Masashi Miyazaki, Tomohiro Shimizu, Tomonori Sugiura
  • Patent number: 8954433
    Abstract: A processor-implemented method, system, and/or computer program product generate a recommendation to add a member to a receptivity cohort. A receptivity cohort is made up of members who share a conduct attribute, which is a facial expression, body language, and/or social interaction of a person. The conduct attribute has been predetermined to be an indicator of a level of receptiveness to a proposed future change in a set of circumstances. Biometric sensor data, which describe the facial expression, body language and/or social interaction for a candidate member, are retrieved from a set of biometric sensors. The retrieved biometric sensor data for the candidate member is compared to the conduct attribute of members of the receptivity cohort. In response to the biometric sensor data for the candidate member matching the conduct attribute of members of the receptivity cohort, a recommendation is generated to add the candidate member to the receptivity cohort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Lee Angell, Robert R. Friedlander, James R. Kraemer
  • Patent number: 8943015
    Abstract: In a hierarchical profile, each node represents at least one feature of behavioral data collected about an entity profiled, with the topmost node selected as the “statistically most informative” feature of the data. A profile can cover numerous domains and be predictively very powerful in each domain. A number of observations can be “aggregated” together into a single datapoint. In use, the structure of the profile is compared against current information associated with the entity to produce a recommendation or prediction. If the profile represents at least some data aggregation, then new observations are folded into the profile based on statistical weights of the aggregations. Because of the way the profile is created and updated, its hierarchical structure maps the collected observations. Therefore, as new observations are incorporated, if the new observations change the profile's structure significantly, then it can be hypothesized that something “interesting” has happened to the entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Paul C. Davis, Jianguo Li, Guohua Hao
  • Patent number: 8936556
    Abstract: A respiration pattern of a number of respiration cycles is detected and breath intervals (BI) and tidal volume (TVOL) measurements of each of the respiration cycles are respectively determined. An unevenly sampled instantaneous minute ventilation (iMV) signal is produced using the BI and TVOL measurements, and an evenly sampled iMV signal (resampled iMV signal) is produced using the unevenly sampled iMV signal. Disordered breathing is detected based on a comparison between a baseline threshold and the resampled iMV signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Kent Lee, Yi Zhang, Paul F. Emerson, Jesse W. Hartley, John D. Hatlestad, Jonathan T. Kwok, Weiguang Shao
  • Patent number: 8938413
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention characterizing the uncertainty of the orbital state of an Earth-orbiting space object hereof using a Gauss von Mises probability density function defined on the n+1 dimensional cylindrical manifold n×. Additionally, embodiments of the present invention can include transforming a Gauss von Mises distribution under a diffeomorphism and approximating the output as a Gauss von Mises distribution. Embodiments of the present invention can also include fusing a prior state represented by a Gauss von Mises distribution with an update report, wherein the update can be either another Gauss von Mises distribution of the same dimension as the prior or an observation related to the prior by a stochastic measurement model. A Gauss von Mises distribution can be calculated from a plurality of reports, wherein the reports are either Gauss von Mises distributions or observations related to the state space by a stochastic measurement model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Numerica Corp.
    Inventor: Joshua T. Horwood
  • Patent number: 8935195
    Abstract: Portable wireless devices are ubiquitous in modern society and many of these have integral sensors such as accelerometers, microphones, and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) that can collect data. This creates potential for intelligent applications to recognize the user, or aspects of the user and take appropriate action. According to embodiments of the invention there are presented techniques for representing such time series data which reduce the memory and computational complexity of performing the analysis and classifying the results. The techniques exploit time-delay embedding is to reconstruct the state and dynamics of an unknown dynamical system, Geometric Template Matching to build nonparametric classifiers, and algorithms to address the problem of selecting segments of data from which to build the time-delay models for classification problems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: The Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning/McGill University
    Inventors: Doina Precup, Jordan Frank, Shie Mannor
  • Patent number: 8924339
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for generating hash functions. In one aspect, a method includes generating hash functions by sequentially determining a weight vector for each hash function to maximize an accuracy measure derived from current constraint weights and updating the current constraint weights for use in calculating a weight vector of a next hash function in the sequence. In another aspect, the determined weight vector maximizes an accuracy measure and a variance measure. In still another aspect, a method includes generating an adjusted covariance matrix and generating a sequence of hash functions from the adjusted covariance matrix. In still another aspect, a method includes sequentially generating a sequence of hash functions, where the weight vectors for any previously generated hash functions are used to identify constraints used to generate the weight vector for each next hash function in the sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Sanjiv Kumar, Jun Wang
  • Publication number: 20140351198
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus that tests independence between multiple variables, the information processing apparatus including: a discretization section that discretizes at least one numerical variable on the basis of at least one categorical variable, when the categorical variable and the numerical variable are included in at least two dependent variables in a graphical model and a set of conditional variables serving as conditions of independence between the two variables; and a test execution section that executes a test for conditional independence between the two variables by using the categorical variable and a discrete variable which is obtained by discretizing the numerical variable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takashi Isozaki
  • Patent number: 8892497
    Abstract: To classify moving images using audio signals. An audio signal is acquired, a section feature relating to an audio frequency distribution is extracted with respect to each of a plurality of sections each having a predetermined length contained in the acquired audio signal, each extracted section feature is compared with each of reference section features to calculate a section similarity indicating a degree of correlation between each section feature and each reference section feature. An integrated feature relating to the plurality of sections and being calculated based on the section similarity calculated with respect to each of the plurality of sections is extracted from the acquired audio signal. The extracted integrated feature is compared with each of one or more reference integrated features, and the audio signal is classified based on comparison result. Then, classification result is used for moving image classification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Tomohiro Konuma, Akira Ishida
  • Patent number: 8880457
    Abstract: A method for improved, automated analysis of a data set improves the reliability of the data set by comparing the data set with a model of similar data. The method may be used in applications such as medical imaging, clinical trial participant selection, marketing, security, traffic control, and other applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Allegheny-Singer Research Institute
    Inventor: Mark Doyle
  • Patent number: 8877507
    Abstract: An automated method for assuring sample adequacy. The method includes providing a sample in a testing container, activating an illumination source to pass an illumination beam through the testing container and into the sample, and detecting an intensity of an emitted beam. The emitted beam includes at least a portion of the illumination beam that has been scattered by the sample. The method also includes generating a sample turbidity measurement based on the intensity of the emitted beam, and determining, based on the sample turbidity measurement, an adequacy of the sample to provide accurate results in a primary test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Qiagen Gaithersburg, Inc.
    Inventors: Jiulin Xia, Richard L. Mantefuel, Carl Theodore Edens, Jonathan Matthew Miller, Nadia P. Allen