Patents by Inventor Nuria Oliver

Nuria Oliver has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20170316463
    Abstract: A method, device and system for the determination of the attention level of an user of a communication device. The proposed invention detects situations when users are more likely to pay attention to content presented to it (e.g. when they combat boredom) or in other words, situations when users are more receptive to content, without requiring the user to perform certain specific activities or requiring any interventions or specific sensors. In order to do so, user data such as demographics, user context, and usage patterns of the user's communication device (e.g. a mobile phone) is collected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Martin Pielot, Nuria Oliver Ramirez, Tilman Dingler
  • Patent number: 9678619
    Abstract: A framework is provided for obtaining window information. The window information can be applied to different assignment models to assign windows to different groups. A group may correspond to a task being performed by a user. The window information can be semantic or temporal information captured as window events and properties of windows whose events are captured. Temporal information can be information about switches between windows. Semantic information can be window titles. Temporal information, semantic information, or both, can be used to assign windows to groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Nuria Oliver, Arungunram Surendran, Chintan S. Thakkar, Gregory Smith
  • Publication number: 20170083170
    Abstract: A framework is provided for obtaining window information. The window information can be applied to different assignment models to assign windows to different groups. A group may correspond to a task being performed by a user. The window information can be semantic or temporal information captured as window events and properties of windows whose events are captured. Temporal information can be information about switches between windows. Semantic information can be window titles. Temporal information, semantic information, or both, can be used to assign windows to groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventors: Nuria Oliver, Arungunram Surendran, Chintan S. Thakkar, Gregory Smith
  • Publication number: 20170039637
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, a system and computer programs products for assessing the credit worthiness of a user, the method comprising: collecting, by a data collector, information about communications conducted by users' of a communication network, the collected information at least comprising Call Detail Records including calls; analyzing, by a computing system, during a specific time frame, the collected information regarding a particular user including communications' started by the particular user and/or communications' received by the user, and determining, data variables from the analyzed information, the data variables including at least communication patterns; and computing, by the computing system, both a default risk score and a fraud risk score of the user by using the determined data variables.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Applicant: TELEFONICA DIGITAL ESPANA, S.L.U.
    Inventors: Jose San Pedro WANDELMER, Davide PROSERPIO, Nuria OLIVER RAMIREZ, Jaime Gonzalez RODRIGUEZ
  • Patent number: 9542066
    Abstract: A framework is provided for obtaining window information. The window information can be applied to different assignment models to assign windows to different groups. A group may correspond to a task being performed by a user. The window information can be semantic or temporal information captured as window events and properties of windows whose events are captured. Temporal information can be information about switches between windows. Semantic information can be window titles. Temporal information, semantic information, or both, can be used to assign windows to groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Nuria Oliver, Arungunram Surendran, Chintan S. Thakkar, Gregory Smith
  • Patent number: 9442622
    Abstract: A framework is provided for obtaining window information. The window information can be applied to different assignment models to assign windows to different groups. A group may correspond to a task being performed by a user. The window information can be semantic or temporal information captured as window events and properties of windows whose events are captured. Temporal information can be information about switches between windows. Semantic information can be window titles. Temporal information, semantic information, or both, can be used to assign windows to groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Nuria Oliver, Arungunram Surendran, Chintan S. Thakkar, Gregory Smith
  • Publication number: 20160116995
    Abstract: Apparatus and process for controlling a computer process with gestures and a handheld pointing device. The computer system employing the pointing device to determine what component a user wants to control and what control action is desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew WILSON, Nuria OLIVER
  • Publication number: 20150178626
    Abstract: A method for predicting reactiveness of MMI users comprises: reacting to a message with a mobile user device which is a receiver of the message, collecting ground-truth data (11) for a machine-learning classifier, extracting from the collected ground-truth data (11) a list of features (12) which determines a current or past context of the user, and each feature having a feature's prediction strength calculated as fraction of classes misclassified when removing the feature; selecting the list of features (12) based on each feature's prediction strength; defining a plurality of reactiveness classes (101); both the extracted list of features (12) and the reactiveness classes (101) being input to the machine-learning classifier; classifying (102) the user according to the defined reactiveness classes (101); predicting the user's reactiveness for the given current or past context of the user by determining the most likely reactiveness class via the machine-learning classifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Inventors: Martin Pielot, Nuria Oliver Ramirez, Haewoon Kwak, Rodrigo De Oliveira
  • Patent number: 8942730
    Abstract: A method and system for defining a route between a first user and a second user having respective mobile devices. A communication is established between a backend server (13) and a plurality of mobile devices (11) belonging to a respective user of a cellular phone network (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Telefonica, S.A.
    Inventors: Mauro Cherubini, Nuria Oliver Ramirez
  • Patent number: 8942469
    Abstract: A method for classifying a video regarding a subjective characteristic, the method comprising: measuring a plurality of basic features (11) per frame thus obtaining a plurality of basic features measurements; creating a plurality of second-level features by pooling (12) said basic features (11) measurements using a plurality of statistics of said basic features measurements in a determined period of time of footage; creating a plurality of video features by pooling (13) said plurality of second-level features using a plurality of statistics of said second level features along the duration of the video; choosing at least one video feature of said plurality of video features for classifying a video regarding a subjective characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Telefonica, S.A.
    Inventors: Anush Moorty, Pere Obrador, Nuria Oliver Ramirez
  • Patent number: 8660342
    Abstract: A method that includes classifying photographs into categories; generating computational models of image aesthetics, each computational model of image aesthetics associated to one different category of the categories; extracting a plurality of features from a photograph, the plurality of features including simplicity features, global features computed in the whole image and/or low-level features in contrasting regions of an image of the photograph, the contrasting regions being partitions of the image obtained by applying an image segmentation algorithm based on feature contrast to the photograph; and applying a computational model of image aesthetics to at least part of the plurality of features extracted from the photograph, the computational model applied according to the category of the photograph, in order to assess aesthetic quality of the photograph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Telefonica, S.A.
    Inventors: Pere Obrador, Michele Saad, Poonam Suryanarayan, Nuria Oliver
  • Publication number: 20140029843
    Abstract: A method for classifying an image regarding a certain subjective characteristic, the method comprising: identifying the relevant and accent regions within said image; obtaining a plurality of measurements of image composition features in said image, wherein said image composition features comprises at least one of the following: a feature based on the number of relevant and/or accent regions in said image, a feature based on the homogeneity in the layout of the relevant regions, a feature based on the correlation with the position of said relevant regions within the frame; choosing at least one measurement of said plurality of measurements of image composition features for rating said image on a scale regarding said certain subjective characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventors: Pere Obrador Espinosa, Nuria Oliver Ramirez, Ludwig Schmidt-Hackenberg
  • Publication number: 20130324248
    Abstract: Apparatus and process for controlling a computer process with gestures and a handheld pointing device. The computer system employing the pointing device to determine what component a user wants to control and what control action is desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventors: Andrew WILSON, Nuria Oliver
  • Patent number: 8577380
    Abstract: Method for an automatic identification of urban dense areas from cell phones records, by using a computing device that receives as inputs: a geographical region R, a time period ?t for which dense areas in the region R need to be computed, a set of BTSs in the region R, a set of CDRs generated by individuals during the time period ?t using the set of BTSs of the region R, a coverage C and a granularity ?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Telefonica, S.A.
    Inventors: Enrique Frias Martinez, Vanessa Frias Martinez, Marcos Vieira, Nuria Oliver
  • Patent number: 8560681
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to methods for characterizing communication networks, and more particularly to methods of characterizing the propagation of information throughout communications in such networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Telefonica, S.A.
    Inventors: Nuria Oliver Ramirez, Qiankun Zhao
  • Publication number: 20130188866
    Abstract: A method to assess aesthetic quality of photographs, including classifying photographs into categories; generating computational models of image aesthetics, each computational model of image aesthetics associated to one different category of the categories; extracting a plurality of features from a photograph, the plurality of features being simplicity features, global features computed in the whole image and/or low-level features in contrasting regions of an image of said photograph. The contrasting regions are partitions of the image obtained by applying an image segmentation algorithm based on feature contrast to the photograph. The method also including applying a computational model of image aesthetics to at least part of the plurality of features extracted from said photograph, the computational model applied according to the category of the photograph, in order to assess aesthetic quality of the photograph.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: Telefonica, S.A.
    Inventors: Pere OBRADOR, Michele SAAD, Poonam SURYANARAYAN, Nuria OLIVER
  • Publication number: 20130156304
    Abstract: A method for classifying a video regarding a subjective characteristic, the method comprising: measuring a plurality of basic features (11) per frame thus obtaining a plurality of basic features measurements; creating a plurality of second-level features by pooling (12) said basic features (11) measurements using a plurality of statistics of said basic features measurements in a determined period of time of footage; creating a plurality of video features by pooling (13) said plurality of second-level features using a plurality of statistics of said second level features along the duration of the video; choosing at least one video feature of said plurality of video features for classifying a video regarding a subjective characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: Telefonica, S.A.
    Inventors: Anush Moorty, Pere Obrador, Nuria Oliver Ramirez
  • Patent number: 8439758
    Abstract: The invention refers to a method for encouraging a user to comply with his/her medication regimen, comprising the steps of: registering a group of parameters related to a medication intake of said user, which parameters include a time parameter and a user identifier; sending said group of parameters related to a medication intake of the user to a server (40); computing a time difference between said time parameter received and a time parameter associated to said user identifier previously recorded in the server; assigning said user with a pre-established number of points depending on the value of said time difference; and providing said user with information regarding his/her points obtained for the medication intake, including a summary of their medication compliance status using appealing personal awareness. providing symbolic rewards (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Telefonica, S.A.
    Inventors: Rodrigo De Oliveira, Mauro Cherubini, Nuria Oliver
  • Publication number: 20130090084
    Abstract: A method and system for defining a route between a first user and a second user having respective mobile devices. A communication is established between a backend server (13) and a plurality of mobile devices (11) belonging to a respective user of a cellular phone network (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Inventors: Mauro Cherubini, Nuria Oliver Ramirez
  • Patent number: 8345934
    Abstract: A method for automatically selecting and organizing a subset of photos from a set of photos provided by a user, who has an account on at least one social network providing some context, for creating a summarized photo album with a storytelling structure. The method comprises: arranging the set of photos into a three level hierarchy, acts, scenes and shots; checking whether photos are photos with people or not; obtaining an aesthetic measure of the photos; creating and ranking face clusters; selecting the most aesthetic photo of each face cluster; selecting photos with people until complete a predefined number of photos of the summarized album picking the ones which optimize the function: Of(C,C*,S,CSN)=?fAf(S)??fd(HCharacter(S)HCharacter(C?CSN)??fd(HAct(S),HAct(C*)); and then selecting non-people photos which minimize the following function Oa: Oa(C*,S)=d(HAct,(S),HAct(C*)); ordering all the selected photos in chronological order; and finally discarding all the photos which have not been selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Telefonica, S.A.
    Inventors: Pere Obrador, Rodrigo de Oliveira, Nuria Oliver