Patents Assigned to Vyng, Inc.
  • Patent number: 11005990
    Abstract: Generating a contact firewall for protecting participants of a sender-controlled media (SCM) platform may include receiving an indication that a non-participant sender of the SCM platform has initiated contact with a participant recipient, using sender information associated with the contact instance to pole participants of the platform regarding a spammer status value for the sender, aggregating the spammer status values, and, based on a comparison of the aggregated spammer status values with a spammer threshold, causing future contacts from the sender to be rejected by the platform. Similar techniques may be implemented for generating a contact firewall for protecting members of a call group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: VYNG, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Kats, Jeffrey Chernick, Mark Randall Goldston, Sohrab Pirayesh
  • Patent number: 10979558
    Abstract: A method may include receiving indication of initiation of a call from a sender to a recipient, determining an amount of time left in an offer from the sender to the recipient, generating a sender-controlled media (SCM) data structure by adapting a portion of the SCM data structure based on the amount of time left, and configuring caller ID for the call with a link to the generated SCM data structure. In another aspect, a method may include configuring visual caller ID for calls initiated by a user including a temporary item of visual content, and, upon receiving an indication of an initiation of a call, providing the temporary (and/or a permanent) item of visual content as visual caller ID based on a relationship between a current time and a time-limited use parameter of the temporary item of visual content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: VYNG, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Kats, Jeffrey Chernick, Mark Randall Goldston, Sohrab Pirayesh
  • Patent number: 10979559
    Abstract: A call community contact firewall may include a caller ID capture function retrieving caller ID data for a call to a recipient who is a member of the call community, and a caller ID lookup function configured to retrieve a firewall status based on the retrieved caller ID data, where a firewall status database links caller ID data with call community ratings of prior calls. The call community contact firewall may also include a firewall action function implementing at least one call impacting action based on the retrieved firewalls status. In another aspect, a method may include accessing a secure sender-controlled media (SCM) data structure of a first contact participant in a digital exchange with a second contact participant, updating the instance with real-time content, and validating the first contact participant by comparing the real-time content with another portion of the secure SCM data structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: VYNG, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Kats, Jeffrey Chernick, Mark Randall Goldston, Sohrab Pirayesh
  • Patent number: 10965809
    Abstract: A method may include receiving an indication of a call from a caller who is not a participant in a sender-controlled media (SCM) platform to a recipient who is a participant, using caller ID information of the call to gather content pertaining to the caller (e.g., from data stores of the platform and public number search information), generating a recipient SCM data structure, delivering and presenting the recipient SCM data structure on a device of the recipient, generating a sender SCM data structure, and delivering the sender SCM data structure to a call-originating device of the caller. In another aspect, a method may include monitoring a call in-process status, and, upon detection that a call has terminated, activating a post-call application that causes a screen update for a device that includes at least one of a call to action by the call-participant and informational content pertinent to the call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: VYNG, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Kats, Jeffrey Chernick, Mark Randall Goldston, Sohrab Pirayesh
  • Patent number: 10951755
    Abstract: A method may include detecting initiation of a call that causes visual caller ID content to be accessible on a call-receiving device of the recipient, and pausing delivery of the call. While pausing delivery of the call, the method may further include presenting a visual caller ID configuration user interface on a call-originating device of the caller, the visual caller ID configuration user interface providing the visual caller ID content for the call by enabling selection from a plurality of visual caller ID content options to the caller. The visual caller ID content options may include existing content, at least one alternate content, and generation of content via a camera function of the call-originating device. The method may further include, responsive to a user selection of one of the visual caller ID content options, generating the call delivery signal for delivery of the call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: VYNG, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Kats, Jeffrey Chernick, Mark Randall Goldston, Sohrab Pirayesh
  • Patent number: 10944863
    Abstract: A system may facilitate communication between a messaging platform associating a hash tag with a message and a content matching platform. A natural language processing (NLP) facility may produce at least one of an understanding, theme, emotion, and intent of a message. A metadata matching facility may identify candidate hash tags by determining similarity from a pool of hash tags with an output of the NLP, where the content matching facility communicates at least one of the candidate hash tags to the messaging platform. In another aspect, a method may include communicating a message to a content matching platform, and processing text of the message with NLP to generate NLP output including at least one of a theme, understanding, intent, and emotion of the message. A candidate hash tag may then be determined and communicated based on similarity of the NLP output with a plurality of hash tags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: VYNG, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Kats, Jeffrey Chernick, Mark Randall Goldston, Sohrab Pirayesh
  • Patent number: 10938984
    Abstract: Responsive to receiving an indication that a call in process is ending, a post-call application of a call-participant device may be activated. The post-call application may cause a screen update of the call-participant device that includes at least one of a call to action by the call-participant and informational content pertinent to the call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: VYNG, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Kats, Jeffrey Chernick, Mark Randall Goldston, Sohrab Pirayesh
  • Patent number: 10931819
    Abstract: A sender-controlled media (SCM) platform may capture live content by a call-originating device (such as audio, video, and text input by a caller), process the live content to determine an intent, select a visual element based on the intent, and present the visual element on the call-originating device to produce a caller story that can be forwarded to a recipient. In another aspect, when a sender is not a participant of a SCM platform but a recipient is, content pertaining to the sender may be gathered for generating and delivering a SCM data structure. In yet another aspect, an SCM application may interface with phone screen controls so that content in a received SCM data structure can be presented on an electronic display of a phone while a phone call is in progress. Further, the SCM application may monitor user actions for updating the SCM data structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: VYNG, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Kats, Jeffrey Chernick, Mark Randall Goldston, Sohrab Pirayesh
  • Patent number: 10511711
    Abstract: A system generally includes a lock-screen capable application executing on a recipient computing device configured to facilitate user interface access to a communication function of the recipient computing device while the recipient computing device remains in a locked state. The lock-screen capable application is configured to intercept a communication received by the recipient computing device that is associated with at least one of a communication application or a communication service. The system includes a content association application executing on the recipient computing device to facilitate associating a media content item with the intercepted communication based on a relevance of the media content item with the intercepted communication determined from automatically processing the intercepted communication to identify an association based on metadata descriptive of media content items stored in a library of the media content items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Vyng, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Kats, Jeffrey Chernick, Mark Randall Goldston, Arthur Herman Haedike, III, Sohrab Pirayesh
  • Patent number: 10104228
    Abstract: A system generally includes a lock-screen capable application executing on a recipient computing device configured to facilitate user interface access to a communication function of the recipient computing device while the recipient computing device remains in a locked state. The lock-screen capable application is configured to intercept a communication received by the recipient computing device that is associated with at least one of a communication application or a communication service. The system includes a content association application executing on the recipient computing device to facilitate associating a media content item with the intercepted communication based on a relevance of the media content item with the intercepted communication determined from automatically processing the intercepted communication to identify an association based on metadata descriptive of media content items stored in a library of the media content items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Vyng, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Kats, Jeffrey Chernick, Mark Randall Goldston, Arthur Herman Haedike, III, Sohrab Pirayesh
  • Patent number: 9871902
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods and systems for a sender-controlled contact media content type that can be sent among mobile devices, including addressing the contacts systems and methods of such devices to provide rich interactions among users upon the occurrence of contact events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Vyng, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Kats, Jeffrey Chernick, Mark Randall Goldston, Arthur Herman Haedike, III, Sohrab Pirayesh
  • Patent number: 9609124
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods and systems for a sender-controlled contact media content type that can be sent among mobile devices, including addressing the contacts systems and methods of such devices to provide rich interactions among users upon the occurrence of contact events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Vyng, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Kats, Jeffrey Chernick, Mark Randall Goldston, Arthur Herman Haedike, III, Sohrab Pirayesh