Patents Examined by Tu T. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11233866
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed to monitory online activity. An example apparatus includes at least one processor, and memory including instructions that, when executed, cause the at least one processor to compare first uniform resource locators collected from a first client device of a known panelist with second uniform resource locators collected from second client devices associated with one or more users, the one or more users being unknown, and associate at least some of the second uniform resource locators as online activity of the known panelist based on ones of the first uniform resource locators matching at least portions of ones of the second uniform resource locators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: THE NIELSEN COMPANY (US), LLC
    Inventor: Brian T. Monighetti
  • Patent number: 11224932
    Abstract: Aspects of this disclosure relate to a welding system that is configured to execute opposed, step, and parallel gap resistance spot welds (RSW) and associated methods. The system may be configured to switch bases to switch between an opposed weld configuration, a step weld configuration, and a parallel gap configuration. The system may include an accelerometer that is secured to the weld head adjacent one of the electrodes. The system may use the accelerometer to determine whether or not an RSW was defective. Acceleration data may indicate a defective weld when it includes acceleration data that is outside of a threshold range of acceptable acceleration data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven J. Schultz, Nicholas A. Gronneberg-Schnoes, John E. Hartung, Vadim A. Yakovlev, Peter Nikrin, Scott N. Tuominen, Enrico Westenberg, Jeffrey P. Weiss
  • Patent number: 11225785
    Abstract: A sanitary washing device according to an embodiment comprises a heating part, a nozzle configured to jet water heated by the heating part toward human private parts; a controlling part configured to control at least one of the heating part and the nozzle, and a monitoring part. The monitoring part is configured to diagnose a failure of the controlling part and to prohibit at least one of heating in the heating part and jetting from the nozzle when the controlling part fails. The controlling part is configured to diagnose a failure of the monitoring part and to prohibit at least one of heating in the heating part and jetting from the nozzle when the monitoring part fails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: TOTO LTD.
    Inventors: Munehiko Ogawa, Yasuhiro Matsuda, Kandai Kawahara, Haruhiko Fukumoto
  • Patent number: 11212303
    Abstract: Systems, devices, media and methods are presented for detecting anomalous resources and events in social data. The systems and methods receive a plurality of events associated with a plurality of resources, wherein the plurality of events includes a plurality of features. The systems and methods detect a set of anomalous resources from the plurality of resources and identify a set of anomalous events associated with the set of anomalous resources. The systems and methods cause an interface to be displayed on a computing device, wherein the interface includes the set of anomalous resources and the set of anomalous events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventor: Neil Shah
  • Patent number: 11206263
    Abstract: Systems and methods to determine content to present based on interaction information of a given user are disclosed. Exemplary implementations may: store, in electronic storage, psychological profiles; obtain, in an ongoing manner, interaction information of users from the online platforms; determine psychological profiles of the users based on the interaction information for the individual users; update, in an ongoing manner, the determined psychological profiles as the interaction information is ongoingly obtained such that the first psychological profile is ongoingly updated as the first interaction information is ongoingly obtained; and provide, based on the psychological profiles, the individual users with content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: 12traits, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Jack Schaeppi, Lynn Danielle Francoise Bergmann, Lloyd William West, Jonna Maarit Koivisto
  • Patent number: 11201953
    Abstract: A host device having a first processor executes an application via the first processor. The host device determines a state of the application. A scenegraph is generated corresponding to the state of the application, and the scenegraph is presented to a remote device having a display and a second processor. The remote device is configured to, in response to receiving the scenegraph, render to the display a view corresponding to the scenegraph, without executing the application via the second processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Praveen Babu J D, Karen Stolzenberg, Jehangir Tajik, Rohit Anil Talwalkar, Colman Thomas Bryant, Leonid Zolotarev
  • Patent number: 11200133
    Abstract: In one example, a network management system (NMS) and method discovers device roles for network devices. The NMS includes a learning module configured to include a learning model, the learning model trained to associate configuration segments for each of a plurality of network devices with device roles performed by the network devices. The NMS discovers a network service on a network, receives configuration information from the discovered network service and splits the configuration information received from the discovered network service into configuration segments based on a vendor neutral yang model associated with the discovered network service. The NMS then determines if the discovered network service performs one or more of the device roles performed by the network devices used to train the learning model, wherein determining includes applying the learning model to the configuration segments of the discovered network service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Chandrasekhar A, Nirmal Anburose
  • Patent number: 11196815
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for connection management service. A server computer can detect a request to create a connection between a first resource and a second resource. The first resource can be in a proximity of a computing device and the second resource may not be in a proximity of the computing device. The request can be triggered by a requestor. Authentication of the requestor can be triggered, and identification of the first resource can be obtained. The identification of the first resource can be obtained from the computing device. Connection information for the connection between the first resource and the second resource can be obtained and creation of the connection using the connection information can be triggered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: James Paul Fox, Barrett Kreiner
  • Patent number: 11196723
    Abstract: An encrypted control system, an encrypted control method, and an encrypted control program make it possible to further reduce a risk of a cipher key leaking. An input device, a plant-side control device, and a controller are respectively equipped with pseudorandom number calculation units having a common function, are time synchronized, and start a synchronized operation at the same time. Since the encrypted control system is configured in such a manner, it becomes possible to switch a pair of a public key and a private key in synchronization with a control cycle of the entire control system. Consequently, it becomes possible to instantaneously and definitely detect intervention in the control system by a malicious third party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: THE UNIVERSITY OF ELECTRO-COMMUNICATIONS
    Inventors: Kiminao Kogiso, Takashi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11178020
    Abstract: Virtual reality for network configuration may be provided. First, topology data corresponding to a network may be received. Next, a Virtual Reality (VR) representation of the network may be displayed on a VR user interface device based on the received topology data. Changes to the network may be received from a user through the VR user interface device. Effects on behavior of the network that would result in response to the received changes may then be displayed in the VR representation of the network on the VR user interface device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Robert E. Barton, Jerome Henry, John Apostolopoulos
  • Patent number: 11153232
    Abstract: According to example embodiments of the present disclosure, provided is a method, device and computer program product for backing up data. The method comprises: determining a first number of data streams for sending target data; causing the target data to be sent to a buffer via the first number of data streams; determining a second number of data streams for sending the target data from the buffer to a server based on a transmission parameter associated with transmission of the target data to the buffer and a capability of the server for receiving data from the buffer; and causing the target data to be sent from the buffer to the server via the second number of data streams. Thereby, the present solution can improve the performance of sending data in a backup client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Yi Wang, Qianyun Cheng, Jingrong Zhao
  • Patent number: 11140182
    Abstract: There is a need for solutions that perform predictive natural language processing with improved efficiency and/or accuracy. This need can be addressed by, for example, by detecting an anomaly condition in the service provider system based on affected user activity data items associated with the service provider system; determining affected user profiles, wherein each affected user profile is predicted to experience the anomaly condition; determining, for each group of affected user profiles, affected user intentions based user activity data items associated with the group of affected user profiles; generating a support communication for each affected user profile in the group of affected user profiles based on the affected user intentions for the group; and causing a transmission of each support communication to each affected user profile in the group of affected user profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Optum, Inc.
    Inventors: Rama S. Ravindranathan, Rick A. Hamilton, Guerino Bonetti, Patrick E. Bergstrom
  • Patent number: 11108674
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure are directed to electronic computer implemented methods of data communication. The method may include via a computer-based originating data communication network, receiving a smart data payload including an originating node attribute, an injectable tracking attribute and at least one data element associated with a computer readable record; electronically processing the smart data payload including the ID attribute, the injectable tracking attribute and the at least one data element associated; electronically extracting the injectable tracking attribute to determine a network location and electronically transmitting a data element associated with injectable tracking attribute to the originating data communication network for storage in a computer readable database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin A. Delson, Ronald D. Hooper, Manu Kurian, Megan Kelly
  • Patent number: 11102333
    Abstract: A hearing system comprising a hearing device and a connected device, wherein the hearing device comprises a microphone; a processor for processing a signal from the microphone; an output device for outputting the processed signal to an ear of the user; a memory for storing program code modules to be processed by the processor; and a transceiver for exchanging data with the connected device. In the memory of the hearing device a first set of program code modules and in the memory of the connected device a second set of program code modules different from the first set is stored. A program code module of the second set of program code modules is transferred from the connected device to the hearing device upon request from the hearing device or the connected device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Sonova AG
    Inventors: Andreas Breitenmoser, David Perels
  • Patent number: 11102205
    Abstract: A system for remotely controlling a document includes a server, an intelligent mobile device, and a first client device. The server stores a first identification datum corresponding to the intelligent mobile device and at least a second identification datum corresponding to the first client device. The intelligent mobile device and the first client device respectively installed with a remote control client APP program and a first customer client APP program. The intelligent mobile device uses the remote control client APP program to set up a user permission of an electronic document. The intelligent mobile device uses the remote control client APP program to transmit the electronic document to the server according to the second identification datum. The first client device uses the first customer client APP program to download the electronic document from the server and control the electronic document according to the user permission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Inventor: Charles Lap San Chan
  • Patent number: 11075853
    Abstract: A resource prioritization system and method for processing request communications by prioritizing resources based on obtainment parameters and establishing communication channels. The resource prioritization system and method may receive a request from a user device. The request can include content related to a request specification and can be associated with a request location. The resource prioritization system and method can process the request to identify one or more resources having one or more characteristics corresponding to the request content and associated with resource locations near the user location. A communication channel can then be established between the user device and a device associated with an identified resource, such that the user can submit queries to the resource and receive query responses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: LIVEPERSON, INC.
    Inventors: Grant Lawrence Miller, Marc Campbell
  • Patent number: 11075908
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to systems and methods for improving security and simplifying authentication in a software defined network (“SDN”). In various embodiments, the systems and methods disclosed herein may be applied in operational technology networks, such as those used in electrical power systems. In one embodiment, a device to be authenticated may be in communication with a network device. The network device may receive authentication credentials from the device to be authenticated and may communicate the authentication credentials to an authenticator. The authenticator may assess and approve the authentication credentials and communicate approval of the authentication credentials to the network device. The network device may implement a plurality of communication flows associated with the device to be authenticated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis Gammel, James A. Lester
  • Patent number: 11063898
    Abstract: Methods, devices, systems, and computer-readable media with instructions for text communications with imbedded audio or audiovisual elements are described. One embodiment involves displaying a user interface for chat communication with a time-ordered display space for communications. Text communications and audiovisual communications are each presented in associated rows within the user interface. Various embodiments enable audio or video notes as well as audio or video streaming or multi-user calls within the user interface with individual communications or connections presented within the time-ordered display. In some embodiments, communications within the display are deleted based on ephemeral message triggers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: William Wu, Nathan Kenneth Boyd, Newar Husam Al Majid, Erik Wagner
  • Patent number: 11060851
    Abstract: An optoelectronic device includes a semiconductor substrate and a monolithic array of light-emitting elements, including first and second sets of the light-emitting elements arranged on the substrate in respective first and second two-dimensional patterns, which are interleaved on the substrate. First and second conductors are respectively connected to separately drive the first and second sets of the light-emitting elements so that the device selectably emits light in either or both of the first and second patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Benny Pesach, Zafrir Mor
  • Patent number: 11063862
    Abstract: A method of engineering media path selection is described. Addresses and media paths are selected using a media path selection policy. Additionally, a candidate address list may be considered. Using the media path selection policy, devices may select the first hop egress router and a remote default router for transferring data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Dusan Mudric, Ping Lin