Fuzzy Inference Processing Patents (Class 706/8)
  • Patent number: 10437837
    Abstract: A method to generate a topic label for a set of electronic documents may include crawling, by a processor, the set of electronic documents. The method may include extracting knowledge points from the set of electronic documents. The method may also include selecting a candidate set of knowledge points from the plurality of knowledge points based on occurrence values. The method may include calculating relatedness scores between each knowledge point in the candidate set of knowledge points. The method may also include calculating hierarchical relationships between each knowledge point in the candidate set. The method may further include calculating comprehensive scores for each knowledge point in the candidate set based on the relatedness scores and the hierarchical relationships. The method may include selecting, from the set of knowledge points, a first candidate knowledge point with the highest comprehensive score as a topic label for the set of electronic documents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Jun Wang, Kanji Uchino
  • Patent number: 10013504
    Abstract: Techniques for search with autosuggest and refinements are disclosed. In some embodiments, search with autosuggest includes determining a plurality of potential query suggestions for a partially entered query string; and automatically suggesting a plurality of queries based on a query count for each of the queries. For example, the query count can correspond to a popularity of the query. In some implementations, the query count can be determined based on a number of times that the query was received, and the plurality of queries can be listed based on the popularity of each of the plurality of queries (e.g., to facilitate display of more popular queries higher in the list of suggested queries).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: BloomReach Inc.
    Inventors: Ashutosh Garg, Anand Raghuraman, Vinodh Kumar Ravindranath, Mohit Jain, Christina Augustine, Gaurav Bhati
  • Patent number: 10003923
    Abstract: Methods and a system are provided that is performed by a computer server for inferring location context categories for a set of mobile users having at least two members. A method includes, for each mobile user in the set, obtaining at least one location context category therefor from publically available information responsive to uncertain mobile device location data. The method further includes applying multi-user collaborative machine learning to the at least one location context category for each mobile user in the set to infer a single refined location context category for each mobile user in the set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hongfei Li, Anshul Sheopuri, Jinfeng Yi, Qi Yu
  • Patent number: 9866456
    Abstract: A system and method for network health and management. Intelligent assessments of a current or new network configuration can be performed based on a health of the network that is derived using health messages that are indicative of the utilization of one or more forwarding tables in a plurality of network switches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Avago Technologies General IP (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: William Brad Matthews, Mohan Venkatachar Kalkunte
  • Patent number: 9787803
    Abstract: A monitoring system captures the behavior of distributed applications and also provides a framework for augmenting functionality of the application in response to user interactions and different states of the application and network. Network events exchanged between an application and an application server are captured and the local client events on the client device are also selectively captured. The different disparate network events and client events are then combined together during a replay operation to simulate the user experience during the previous application session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert I. Wenig, Manoj Punjabi
  • Patent number: 9774449
    Abstract: A robust computational secret sharing scheme that provides for the efficient distribution and subsequent recovery of a private data is disclosed. A cryptographic key may be randomly generated and then shared using a secret sharing algorithm to generate a collection of key shares. The private data may be encrypted using the key, resulting in a ciphertext. The ciphertext may then be broken into ciphertext fragments using an Information Dispersal Algorithm. Each key share and a corresponding ciphertext. Fragment are provided as input to a committal method of a probabilistic commitment scheme, resulting in a committal value and a decommittal value. The share for the robust computational secret sharing scheme may be obtained by combining the key share, the ciphertext fragment, the decommittal value, and the vector of committal values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Security First Corp.
    Inventors: Mihir Bellare, Phillip Rogaway
  • Patent number: 9743243
    Abstract: Methods and a system are provided that is performed by a computer server for inferring location context categories for a set of mobile users having at least two members. A method includes, for each mobile user in the set, obtaining at least one location context category therefor from publically available information responsive to uncertain mobile device location data. The method further includes applying multi-user collaborative machine learning to the at least one location context category for each mobile user in the set to infer a single refined location context category for each mobile user in the set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hongfei Li, Anshul Sheopuri, Jinfeng Yi, Qi Yu
  • Patent number: 9715493
    Abstract: A social media monitoring and text analysis method for automated classification of user posts on the web, using a facet based relevance assessment model, comprise a semantic indexing server, which builds a faceted classification index of text objects, and a query server, which receives and analyzes the user's query. A query thus processed is then sent from the query server to the semantic indexing server through an interface in order to perform a search in the faceted classification index. The search system and method further comprise a result handler, which provides the user with a search result set comprising a list of unexpected links and a list of result elements. The list of unexpected links corresponds to filters which allow the user to narrow down or refine the original query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: SEMEON ANALYTICS INC.
    Inventors: Alkis Papadopoullos, Patrick Plante
  • Patent number: 9665241
    Abstract: An exemplary method includes a media content search system providing a media content search creation tool in a graphical user interface, detecting a user-submission of one or more user-selectable graphical objects representing one or more media programs to the media content search creation tool in the graphical user interface, and generating a set of media content search parameters based on the one or more media programs represented by the one or more user-selectable graphical objects submitted to the media content search creation tool. Corresponding systems and methods are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Senthil K. Raghavan, Sankar Ram Dhanabalan, George M. Higa
  • Patent number: 9581015
    Abstract: Clustering analysis is used to partition data into similarity groups based on mathematical relationships between the measured variables. These relationships (or prototypes) are derived from the specific correlation required between the measured variables (data) and an environmental property of interest. The data points are partitioned into the prototype-driven groups (i.e., clusters) based on error minimization. Once the data is grouped, quantitative predictions and sensitivity analysis of the property of interest can be derived based on the computed prototypes. Additionally, the process inherently minimizes prediction errors due to the rigorous error minimization during data clustering while avoiding overfitting via algorithm parameterization. The application used to demonstrate the power of the method is pressure gradient analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Precision Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Hamed Chok, Jeffery J. Hemsing
  • Patent number: 9384244
    Abstract: Techniques for search with autosuggest and refinements are disclosed. In some embodiments, search with autosuggest includes determining a plurality of potential query suggestions for a partially entered query string; and automatically suggesting a plurality of queries based on a query count for each of the queries. For example, the query count can correspond to a popularity of the query. In some implementations, the query count can be determined based on a number of times that the query was received, and the plurality of queries can be listed based on the popularity of each of the plurality of queries (e.g., to facilitate display of more popular queries higher in the list of suggested queries).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: BloomReach Inc.
    Inventors: Ashutosh Garg, Anand Raghuraman, Vinodh Kumar Ravindranath, Mohit Jain, Christina Augustine, Gaurav Bhati
  • Patent number: 9275359
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product for providing discovery and prediction of long-term high-level nearly periodical business processes from low-level logs is presented. Query activity vectors are extracted from database logs. Groups of queries having similar behavior for a set of business processes are identified by clustering of the query activity vectors. Periodic structure is discovered in the business processes and their future activity is predicted. The predictions of future activity are provided to a storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Aleksei Fomin, Ron Bigman, Boris Novikov, Elena Mikhaylova, Alice Pigul, Dmitri Vasilik
  • Patent number: 9244987
    Abstract: A method and system for archiving data is provided. The method includes an extraction stage, a load stage, and a production merge stage. In the extraction stage, incoming files from a source system are extracted, where each incoming file has data records. Upon determining that the incoming files are of different data record types, the incoming files are split by record type. The files are also parsed. In a load stage, all files from a load ready directory are placed together in a single batch with a common RUNID for each data record type. In a production merge stage, all files made available from the load stage are processed. The processed files are loaded into a data warehouse. Each stage operates independently of any other stage. Each stage is also iterative and circular.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Cellco Partnership
    Inventors: Arthur James Brown, Steve Bilodeau
  • Patent number: 9141659
    Abstract: Methods and systems for scrubbing confidential insurance account information are provided. According to embodiments, a scrubbing server can receive a request to scrub confidential insurance data that includes the contents of an insurance account information database and an indication of the category of confidential data stored in the database. The scrubbing server can scrub the valid data contained in the received database, replacing confidential information with “scrambled” data that is not confidential. The scrubbing server can transmit the contents of the scrubbed database back to the requesting party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventor: Paul Middleman
  • Patent number: 8972306
    Abstract: A system for sensor tasking includes a plurality of sensors operable to perform one or more tasks and a processor. The processor may receive a mission, wherein the mission comprises one or more tasks to be performed by one or more of the plurality of sensors. The processor may also receive one or more environmental conditions associated with the mission and generate a fuzzy cognitive map. The fuzzy cognitive map includes a plurality of nodes and weighted links, wherein one or more of the plurality of nodes are associated with one or more of the environmental conditions. The processor may be further operable to select one or more of the plurality of sensors to perform each of the one or more tasks based at least on a state of the fuzzy cognitive map and schedule each of the one or more tasks to be performed by the respective selected one or more sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Duong Nguyen, Michael T. Hampton, Anthony M. Janoso
  • Patent number: 8774949
    Abstract: A present invention relates to a novel hybrid intelligent control system and method for power generating apparatuses, in which the control system comprises: a fuzzy sliding mode speed controller, embedded with a fuzzy inference mechanism so as to be used for controlling the speed of a power generating apparatus; and a radial basis function network (RBFN) pitch controller, being embedded with an on-line training RBFN so as to be used for controlling the pitch angle of a turbine coupled to the power generating apparatus. In a variable-speed energy conversion system using the aforesaid control system, the turbine can be driven to operate at its maximum efficiency by adjusting its blade pitch angle in response to the variation of the input flowing into the turbine, while allowing the shaft speed of the power generating apparatus to be controlled by a fuzzy interference mechanism so as to achieve its maximum power output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Institute of Nuclear Energy Research Atomic Energy Council, Executive Yuan
    Inventor: Ting-Chia Ou
  • Patent number: 8655799
    Abstract: Anticipatory logistics is used to predict observable events and respond to the predictions of the observable events in the control of automated equipment that perform highly repetitive functions such as elevator cars. A set of table entries is obtained, and the table entries are metricized and stored as cell entries. All cell entries are normalized. Ten weighted values to the cell entries are initialized. An algorithmically defined subset of weighted values is normalized and an instruction is selected based on the computed dependency using an algorithm incorporating uniform chance selection for exploratory optimization, such as the Mersenne Twister algorithm. Here, the search space is delimited by careful selection of the salient variables as well as by the algorithm itself, which only relies on chance to find truly novel solutions as time (and space) permit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Stuart H. Rubin
  • Patent number: 8639637
    Abstract: A neuro-fuzzy controller is provided. The neuro-fuzzy controller includes a predictor that receives inputs and makes prediction inputs. The prediction inputs are passed to a fuzzy cluster module that includes a neural network fuzzifing said prediction inputs and passing the result to an inference engine. The output of the inference engine is defuzzified and provided as an output of the controller. The fuzzifier and defuzzifier preferably represent a neural network employing a trigonometrical series. The inference engine preferably employs rules that are determined using genetic programming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Tecnologico de Monterrey
    Inventors: Pedro Ponce Cruz, Fernando David Ramirez Figueroa, Hiram Eredin Ponce Espinosa
  • Patent number: 8407162
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an arrangement for network management and adapted to be provided in or associated with a network node to be managed. It comprises, or is in communication with, modeling means adapted to, using substantially non-formal descriptions, model network domain and behavior using formal ontologies comprising inference capabilities by means of an inference engine, thus providing a formal ontology model describing domain and behavior. It also comprises annotating means adapted to add semantic information to the formal domain and behavior ontology model, generating means adapted to, using said formal ontology model and said inference engine, elaborate an algorithm adapted to generate and update a probabilistic causal network graph structure representing the domain and its behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Ann Devitt, Boris Danev
  • Publication number: 20130046713
    Abstract: A system for detecting and locating failures that occur in a complex system includes elements (CAP, MODVAL, MODDP, MODFD) for detecting and locating a failure affecting at least one sub-system of the complex system. The system also includes an element (MODPD) for making a decision on any action to be taken in the event of such detection. A rocket engine can be monitored with this system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: SNECMA
    Inventors: Serge Le Gonidec, Pierre Bornert, Alban Lemaitre
  • Patent number: 8374974
    Abstract: A system and method for selecting a training data set from a set of multidimensional geophysical input data samples for training a model to predict target data. The input data may be data sets produced by a pulsed neutron logging tool at multiple depth points in a cases well. Target data may be responses of an open hole logging tool. The input data is divided into clusters. Actual target data from the training well is linked to the clusters. The linked clusters are analyzed for variance, etc. and fuzzy inference is used to select a portion of each cluster to include in a training set. The reduced set is used to train a model, such as an artificial neural network. The trained model may then be used to produce synthetic open hole logs in response to inputs of cased hole log data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Dingding Chen, John A. Quirein, Jacky M. Wiener, Jeffery L. Grable, Syed Hamid, Harry D. Smith, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8298100
    Abstract: A process for the custom design and automated, custom manufacture of golf clubs. According to a first embodiment, a computer user interface, preferably a graphical user interface (GUI), guides a user's selection of preferred golf club design parameters. According to a second embodiment, input data about a golfer's style of play and golf club performance needs are captured from data collection systems, and analyzed by black box algorithms, preferably fuzzy logic algorithms, to infer golf club design parameters. After preferences for, or inferences about, golf club design parameters are developed in accordance with the two embodiments, a computer aided (CA) system is used to design and manufacture the desired golf clubs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Michael Scott Burnett, Peter J. Gilbert, Bruce R. Pettibone, Scott A. Knutson
  • Patent number: 8260486
    Abstract: A method for monitoring the sensors in a vehicle control system. The method includes identifying a plurality of potential faults, identifying a plurality of measured values, and identifying a plurality of estimated values based on models in the control system. The method further includes identifying a plurality of residual error values as the difference between the estimated values and the measured values. The method also defines a plurality of fuzzy logic membership functions for each residual error value. The fuzzy logic membership functions are adaptive in that they change depending on the vehicle operating region, i.e., the non-linearity level of the vehicle, and the vehicle operating conditions, i.e., steady state verses transients. A degree of membership value is determined for each residual error value based on the membership functions. The degree of membership values are then analyzed in a fuzzy logic reasoning system to determine whether a potential fault exists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Mutasim A. Salman, Pierre-Francois D. Quet
  • Patent number: 8175956
    Abstract: A system and method for buying and selling securities based on volatility and liquidity rather than other fundamentals is demonstrated. The method involves: providing at least one decision model to buy and sell a security; inputting real-time data into the decision model; and automatically generating an order and executing transactions to buy and sell the security based in response to the decision model. The method continues in buying and selling the security based in response to decision model until the method is stopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Inventor: Dean Amburn
  • Patent number: 8140446
    Abstract: This application describes an application of resource unit brokering algorithms, chip management methods for automated brokering, chip management methods for live brokering, and chip allocation methods to the brokering of operational support characteristics of service level management within an enterprise. Typically, the operational support characteristics are derived from known capacity values that are provided by configuration managers. Calculations are made on the capacity values and maximum quantities of the availability resource units are provided to resource brokers for spot or periodic sale and auction to one or more buyer's agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory J. Boss, Christopher J. Dawson, Rick A. Hamilton, II, Timothy M. Waters
  • Patent number: 8099372
    Abstract: A method of modeling a composite emotion in a multidimensional vector space, is provided with creating an emotion vector space by defining dimensions of a vector space in consideration of stimuli affecting emotions, and dividing a defined multidimensional vector space into emotion regions. Further, the method of modeling a composite emotion in a multidimensional vector space includes creating a composite emotion by calculating a fuzzy partitioned matrix between a current state vector and respective representative vectors in the created emotion vector space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Joung Woo Ryu, Cheonshu Park, Joo Chan Sohn, Hyun Kyu Cho, Young-Jo Cho
  • Patent number: 8090082
    Abstract: A system, method and computer program product for providing targeted messages to a person using telephony services by generating user profile information from telephony data and using the user profile information to retrieve targeted messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: iCall, Inc.
    Inventors: Arlo Christopher Gilbert, Andrew Muldowney
  • Patent number: 8024284
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that monitors a physical variable associated with an electronic component within a computer system. During operation, the system receives telemetry signals of the physical variable which are collected by one or more physical sensors associated with the electronic component. The system also collects electromagnetic interference (EMI) signals generated by the electronic component. Next, the system builds an inferential model for the physical variable by correlating the EMI signals with the telemetry signals. The system then uses the inferential model to infer values for the physical variable from the EMI signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventors: Ramakrishna C. Dhanekula, Kenny C. Gross, Aleksey M. Urmanov
  • Patent number: 7882119
    Abstract: A method for aligning documents which may be in different XML formats includes inputting source and target leaves of a source and documents in first and second tree structured formats and assigning a cost to each of a plurality of matches. Each match may include a source leaf and a target leaf or be an unmatched source or target leaf. Matches are identified for which a total cost is minimal, wherein each of the leaves is in at least one of the identified matches. From the identified matches, groups of two or more matches are identified which have a leaf in common. From the groups, probable matches are identified in which more that one target leaf is matched with at least one source leaf or more than one source leaf is matched with a target leaf. An alignment between leaves of the target document and leaves of the source document is output which includes the probable matches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Andre Bergholz, Boris Chidlovskii
  • Patent number: 7857976
    Abstract: A multipurpose hemofiltration system and method are disclosed for the removal of fluid and/or soluble waste from the blood of a patient. The system continuously monitors the flow rates of drained fluid, blood, and infusate. When necessary, the pumping rates of the infusate, drained fluid and blood are adjusted to remove a preselected amount of fluid from the blood in a preselected time period. A supervisory controller can monitor patient parameters, such as heart rate and blood pressure, and adjust the pumping rates accordingly. The supervisory controller uses fuzzy logic to make expert decisions, based upon a set of supervisory rules, to control each pumping rate to achieve a desired flow rate and to respond to fault conditions. An adaptive controller corrects temporal variations in the flow rate based upon an adaptive law and a control law.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Children's Hospital Medical Center
    Inventors: John J. Bissler, Marios M. Polycarpou, Nat Hemasilpin, Efrain O. Morales
  • Patent number: 7849023
    Abstract: The subject matter of this specification can be embodied in, among other things, a process that includes receiving digital accommodation criteria for an accommodation assignment requested for a passenger and accessing accommodation properties that specify characteristics of accommodations offered on a travel conveyance. A first portion of the accommodation properties are base properties and a second portion of the accommodation properties are derivation properties derived from the base properties during execution of a software program configured to access the accommodation properties. The process also includes assigning weights to the accommodation properties based on a comparison between the accommodation properties and the received accommodation criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Accenture Global Services Limited
    Inventors: Thomas Walter Heinrich Mehl, Richard Joseph Lamprea Montero, Michal Mudron, William Christopher Stirlen
  • Patent number: 7828655
    Abstract: A computer game depicts or represents actual or imaginary geographic locales as part of the play scenarios of the games. The computer game uses a map database that contains data that represent geographic features, such as roads, in a locale. A game engine program presents a game play scenario to a user via a user interface of the game. An application programming interface program accepts requests for data from the game engine program, accesses data from the map database, and provides the data in a suitable format to the game engine program for use in presenting the game scenario to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Navteq North America, LLC
    Inventors: Kurt Brooks Uhlir, Christopher Dougherty, Michael V. Shuman, Roy Casino
  • Patent number: 7809668
    Abstract: An instability avoidance module that can be implemented in SISO PID control loops to automatically adjust the controller's tuning parameters when undesired oscillatory behavior is monitored. This module is a Fuzzy-based Supervisor composed of a dynamic parameter identification module that operates on-line, and a Fuzzy Inference System (FIS) with fuzzy rules to modify PID tuning. Tests in nonlinear process models were performed, demonstrating that this Fuzzy Supervisor—Type 1 (non-intrusive) provides the PID controller the ability to adapt its tuning to eliminate the observed oscillatory behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignees: Universidad del Norte, University of South Florida
    Inventors: Carlos A. Smith, Marco E. Sanjuan
  • Patent number: 7805396
    Abstract: Normal and abnormal diurnal cortisol secretion patterns are identified from human saliva samples by an in vitro method. First and second saliva samples are taken from one human individual at first and second predetermined times during the same day. A first cortisol concentration is determined in the first saliva sample, and a second cortisol concentration is determined in the second saliva sample. An abnormal secretion pattern is then compared to a normal secretion pattern with the help of a fuzzy logic algorithm. A function of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis is then determined for the human individual. Optionally, a testosterone level is determined from one of the samples and is used in combination with the cortisol concentrations to provide a redefined determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Diagno-International BV
    Inventors: Peter Wagner, Lene Martin
  • Patent number: 7797268
    Abstract: Disclosed is a controller that includes a curve matching mechanism. The curve matching mechanism employs Fuzzy Logic to compare input curves to standard curves and to thereby characterize the input curves. Also disclosed in an automotive environment for the curve matching mechanism in which a Fuzzy Controller is used to receive time series data (i.e., input curves) and to present the input curves to the curve matching mechanism. The controller then uses the output of the curve matching mechanism to adjust engine function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Phillip Bigus, Donald Allen Schlosnagle
  • Patent number: 7785218
    Abstract: A process for the custom design and automated, custom manufacture of golf clubs. According to a first embodiment, a computer user interface, preferably a graphical user interface (GUI), guides a user's selection of preferred golf club design parameters. According to a second embodiment, input data about a golfer's style of play and golf club performance needs are captured from data collection systems, and analyzed by black box algorithms, preferably fuzzy logic algorithms, to infer golf club design parameters. After preferences for, or inferences about, golf club design parameters are developed in accordance with the two embodiments, a computer aided (CA) system is used to design and manufacture the desired golf clubs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Michael Scott Burnett, Peter J. Gilbert, Bruce R. Pettibone, Scott A. Knutson
  • Patent number: 7752157
    Abstract: A workflow management system with continuous status management includes an apparatus for detecting fuzzy process definitions, an apparatus which controls activity stages in a workflow for the purpose of processing the process definitions, and a device for evaluating the process definitions for each process instance. A method is for implementing a workflow with continuous status management through fuzzy process definitions using continuous instructions and states and logic combinations or continuous mapping operations operating thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Thomas Birkhoelzer
  • Patent number: 7747545
    Abstract: A lead response system is provided comprising a customizable lead delivery rules engine and a customizable escalation rules engine for delivering leads to appropriate responders and re-routing undeveloped leads to different responders. Each delivery rule includes two or more criteria which may be met in order for the lead to be delivered to the responder specified in the particular rule. A lead that is not accepted by the responder to whom it was delivered within a user-defined time frame is re-routed for delivery to a new responder according to a set of escalation rules. The escalation rules may include delivery instructions specifying the new responder or may re-route the lead to the delivery rules engine for delivery to a new responder according to a re-application of the delivery rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Move Sales, Inc.
    Inventors: James Gleim, Timothy Witmer, Scott Petersen, Aaron Schafer, Christopher Pietschmann, Nikola Basta
  • Publication number: 20100129926
    Abstract: There is provided a method of determining the status of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) of a human. The method comprises (a) performing a spectral analysis of a sample collected from said human; (b) comparing the spectra produced by said analysis at (a) against a reference; and (c) determining the status of COPD in said human based upon any variations determined at (b). Also provided is an apparatus for determining COPD.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2008
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Applicant: University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust
    Inventor: Monica Silverstone Spiteri
  • Patent number: 7711660
    Abstract: In a system and method for processing data, a user interface enables a user to enter mapping data to enable incoming data to be converted to a common data format. A database stores the mapping data and data quality rules, and a receiver receives data from a data source. The processor applies the data quality rules to the common format data to identify any potential errors in the common format data and notifies the user of any potential errors found in the common format data. The data rules may include data structure rules and/or data trending requirements based upon data trends or norms. The data source may be an employer, insurance company or other entity. The data may include insurance claim data, medical data and/or prescription data and/or eligibility and/or occupational and non-occupational data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Ingenix, Inc.
    Inventors: David Gentile, John Michael Brillante, Jennifer Ann Wipprecht, Paul Michael Lisella
  • Patent number: 7693908
    Abstract: Techniques for analyzing and modeling the frequency of queries are provided by a query analysis system. A query analysis system analyzes frequencies of a query over time to determine whether the query is time-dependent or time-independent. The query analysis system forecasts the frequency of time-dependent queries based on their periodicities. The query analysis system forecasts the frequency of time-independent queries based on causal relationships with other queries. To forecast the frequency of time-independent queries, the query analysis system analyzes the frequency of a query over time to identify significant increases in the frequency, which are referred to as “query events” or “events.” The query analysis system forecasts frequencies of time-independent queries based on queries with events that tend to causally precede events of the query to be forecasted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ning Liu, Jun Yan, Benyu Zhang, Zheng Chen, Jian Wang
  • Patent number: 7693823
    Abstract: Techniques for analyzing and modeling the frequency of queries are provided by a query analysis system. A query analysis system analyzes frequencies of a query over time to determine whether the query is time-dependent or time-independent. The query analysis system forecasts the frequency of time-dependent queries based on their periodicities. The query analysis system forecasts the frequency of time-independent queries based on causal relationships with other queries. To forecast the frequency of time-independent queries, the query analysis system analyzes the frequency of a query over time to identify significant increases in the frequency, which are referred to as “query events” or “events.” The query analysis system forecasts frequencies of time-independent queries based on queries with events that tend to causally precede events of the query to be forecasted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ning Liu, Jun Yan, Benyu Zhang, Zheng Chen, Jian Wang
  • Patent number: 7689622
    Abstract: Techniques for analyzing and modeling the frequency of queries are provided by a query analysis system. A query analysis system analyzes frequencies of a query over time to determine whether the query is time-dependent or time-independent. The query analysis system forecasts the frequency of time-dependent queries based on their periodicities. The query analysis system forecasts the frequency of time-independent queries based on causal relationships with other queries. To forecast the frequency of time-independent queries, the query analysis system analyzes the frequency of a query over time to identify significant increases in the frequency, which are referred to as “query events” or “events.” The query analysis system forecasts frequencies of time-independent queries based on queries with events that tend to causally precede events of the query to be forecasted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ning Liu, Jun Yan, Benyu Zhang, Zheng Chen, Jian Wang
  • Patent number: 7685100
    Abstract: Techniques for analyzing and modeling the frequency of queries are provided by a query analysis system. A query analysis system analyzes frequencies of a query over time to determine whether the query is time-dependent or time-independent. The query analysis system forecasts the frequency of time-dependent queries based on their periodicities. The query analysis system forecasts the frequency of time-independent queries based on causal relationships with other queries. To forecast the frequency of time-independent queries, the query analysis system analyzes the frequency of a query over time to identify significant increases in the frequency, which are referred to as “query events” or “events.” The query analysis system forecasts frequencies of time-independent queries based on queries with events that tend to causally precede events of the query to be forecasted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ning Liu, Jun Yan, Benyu Zhang, Zheng Chen, Jian Wang
  • Patent number: 7685099
    Abstract: Techniques for analyzing and modeling the frequency of queries are provided by a query analysis system. A query analysis system analyzes frequencies of a query over time to determine whether the query is time-dependent or time-independent. The query analysis system forecasts the frequency of time-dependent queries based on their periodicities. The query analysis system forecasts the frequency of time-independent queries based on causal relationships with other queries. To forecast the frequency of time-independent queries, the query analysis system analyzes the frequency of a query over time to identify significant increases in the frequency, which are referred to as “query events” or “events.” The query analysis system forecasts frequencies of time-independent queries based on queries with events that tend to causally precede events of the query to be forecasted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ning Liu, Jun Yan, Benyu Zhang, Zheng Chen, Jian Wang
  • Patent number: 7657491
    Abstract: A network management station includes a processor, memory coupled to the processor, and computer executable instructions provided to the memory and executable by the processor. The computer executable instructions are configured to transmit a network management message to a network device connected to the network management station over a network, receive response information from the network device based on the network management message, receive unsolicited information from the network device, and apply fuzzy logic to the received information and the unsolicited information to produce information associated with the health of the network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Devon L. Dawson, Steven V. Britt, Adrian Cowham
  • Publication number: 20090172171
    Abstract: A method for establishing a disguised communication session between communicating user terminals. The method comprises at a first communicating user terminal, providing data for a communication session with a second communicating user terminal, distributing the data among a plurality of proxy network nodes, and using the plurality of proxy network nodes for forwarding a plurality of flows to the second communicating user terminal, each the flow comprising a portion of the data. The distributing and forwarding is performed so as to disguise at least one characteristic of the communication session from at least one inspection entity probing the plurality of flows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2008
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Inventor: Shai AMIR
  • Patent number: 7467123
    Abstract: A method for generating a manufacturing process map comprises obtaining sets of N-dimensional expert data from at least three sources, defining a membership function for each set of expert data, applying fuzzy logic operations to said membership functions to generate new membership functions, the new membership functions defining N-dimensional regions within an N-dimensional design space and using one of said N-dimensional regions to generate the manufacturing process map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Assignee: General Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Sugato Chakrabarty, Suresh Sundarraj
  • Patent number: 7398255
    Abstract: A neural prosthesis for providing a signal indicative of a predicted event from a cycle of events includes a signal-acquisition system for receiving a neural signal, and a fuzzy-logic inference system for receiving, from the signal acquisition system, a signal indicative of a current location within the cycle of events. The fuzzy-logic inference system is configured to predict a successive event in the cycle of events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Assignee: Shriners Hospitals for Children
    Inventors: Richard Lauer, Brian T. Smith, Randal R. Betz
  • Publication number: 20080154804
    Abstract: Embodiments include applying fuzzy based rules to information associated with various metrics from a network device to produce a variable fuzzy based rule expression. The variable fuzzy based rule expression can then be used as an input parameter to a fuzzy rule based heuristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2006
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Inventors: Devon L. Dawson, Steven V. Britt, Adrian Cowham