Riffles And Traps Patents (Class 209/206)
  • Patent number: 9430755
    Abstract: Methods, system and computer readable medium for discovering social groups include extracting activity related data associated with a user's social interactions from a source. The activity related data identifies information related to social contacts used during the social interactions at the source. The activity related data of the user is analyzed to identify co-occurrences of the social contacts. The co-occurrences determine a set of related contacts. The set of related contacts identified from the activity related data are clustered into distinct social groups. The social groups are used by a user to facilitate subsequent interactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Jake Hofman, Winter Mason, Duncan James Watts
  • Patent number: 9105178
    Abstract: A system for dynamic configuration of telemetry data may comprise a client to place a library call to a configuration server, the library call including identifying information associated with the client. The system may further comprise a processor to receive, from the configuration server, one or more regular expressions for configuration of the telemetry data collected at the client, based on the identifying information, collect, at the client, the telemetry data based on predetermined criteria, match the one or more regular expressions to the telemetry data, based on the match, selectively provide the telemetry data based on the one or more regular expressions to produce filtered telemetry data, and periodically report the filtered telemetry to the server, the filtered telemetry data including or excluding the telemetry data matching the one or more regular expressions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Jay A. Carlson, Vivek Chopra
  • Patent number: 9014349
    Abstract: In an instant messaging system, message latency is reduced by initiating traffic channel set-up at a receiving device concurrently while a sending device is generating the instant message. When a user begins generating an instant message, the sending device transmits a service request to a payload and connection server to indicate that an instant message is pending. Upon receipt of the service request, the payload and connection server notifies the receiving device so that the receiving device can initiate traffic channel set-up concurrently while the instant message is being recorded. When the traffic channel is established, the receiving device polls the server. If the instant message is not yet received by the payload and connection server when the polling request is received, the payload and connection server waits a predetermined period of time to receive the pending instant message and forwards the instant message when it is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Synchronica plc
    Inventors: Nikolai Grigoriev, Haraldur Thorkelsson, Jean Regnier
  • Patent number: 8657119
    Abstract: A system and method of publishing digital media content works is provided in which an individual content work is divided into multiple segments, and when a subscriber initiates a subscription to the content work, each individual content work segment is published via email to the subscriber on a fixed periodic basis until either the work is completely published or the subscriber terminates the subscription. The subscriber may interactively access the segments of the digital media content work via directly accessing the publication website or via an embedded link in the published segment. During interactive access, the subscriber may update subscription control data controlling segment publication so that the next segment published to the subscriber will be the next successive segment after the segment being accessed interactively. A table of unique book positions is maintained to control segment publication and thereby avoid excess accesses to underlying subscription data for a subscriber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Inventors: Scott D. Wolf, Bryan Allan White, Hugh Parker Spain, Bryan S. Carrington
  • Patent number: 8605867
    Abstract: One preferred embodiment of the present invention provides a system and method for sending instant messages having audio recordings. Briefly described, in architecture, one embodiment of the system, among others, includes a communications client of a user that is configured to generate an instant message having an audio recording and send the instant message having an audio recording to another user. Methods and other systems are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, LP.
    Inventor: Dale W. Malik
  • Patent number: 8505734
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are various inventive methods and apparatus related to removing magnetic materials from a liquid solution utilizing an apparatus employing a conveyor belt. The conveyor belt may have a forward run moving in a forward direction from a first pulley to a second pulley and a rearward run moving in a rearward direction from the second pulley to the first pulley. The apparatus may include a longitudinally extending magnet housing interposed between the forward run of the conveyor belt and the rearward run of the conveyor belt and interposed between the first pulley and the second pulley. At least one longitudinally extending magnet may be substantially sealingly enclosed in the magnet housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Inventor: David C. Wise
  • Patent number: 8474628
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for transferring electronic data between users of a communications system include a host system structured and arranged to receive and deliver messages of various types between users of the communications system. The host system includes an instant messaging network; a mail gateway; and a configuring network in communication with both the instant messaging network and the mail gateway. The instant messaging network enables instant messaging communication between users of the communications system and has the capability to monitor whether a certain user is capable of receiving an instant message at a particular moment. The mail gateway receives and delivers e-mail messages to users of the communications system. The configuring network is dedicated to automatically configuring instant messaging communication between an intended recipient of an e-mail message and the sender of the e-mail message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry Appelman, Larry L. Lu, Alisa Clemmons, Peter Weck
  • Patent number: 8051987
    Abstract: Systems and methods for wirelessly provisioning a mobile communication device are provided. To provision the mobile communication device to operate with an electronic messaging system, a provisioning request message may be generated at the mobile communication device. The provisioning request message may include a wireless identification for identifying the mobile communication device in a wireless network. The provisioning request message may be transmitted from the mobile communication device to the electronic messaging system using a pre-established communication link. In response to detecting the provisioning request message, the electronic messaging system may be provisioned by storing the wireless identification for use in communicating with the mobile communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: David P. Yach, Herbert A. Little
  • Patent number: 7703611
    Abstract: A method for transmitting data to one or more users of a communications system by establishing a connection with one or more users; designating targeting rules applicable to online users; acquiring context information of online users; applying the targeting rules to the context information to identify targeted online users; and sending data to the targeted online users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: AOL Inc.
    Inventors: Barry Appelman, Larry L. Lu, Jian Wang
  • Patent number: 7422115
    Abstract: A protocol for protected email transmission using micropayments and a segregated inbox in which protected emails are displayed. The protocol also involves authentication of the sender to defeat phishers and an opt out protocol which can be used to block protected emails from sources from which the user no longer wishes to receive emails even if the source has made a micropayment. Branded email is also taught wherein a sender of protected emails can pay extra to have a miniature version of its brand logo or trademark displayed with its email in the segregated inbox. A white list is maintained on the protected email server (along with the opt out black list) so that recipients can designat specific senders who may send email to that recipient without paying a micropayment and still have the protected email displayed in the segregated inbox.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2008
    Assignee: Iconix, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Philip Zager, William Ames, Jose Jesus Picazo, Jr., Nageshwara Rao Vempaty, Vikram Duvvoori, Chris David Trytten
  • Patent number: 7413085
    Abstract: A protocol for protected email transmission using micropayments and a segregated inbox in which protected emails are displayed. The protocol also involves authentication of the sender to defeat phishers and an opt out protocol which can be used to block protected emails from sources from which the user no longer wishes to receive emails even if the source has made a micropayment. Branded email is also taught wherein a sender of protected emails can pay extra to have a miniature version of its brand logo or trademark displayed with its email in the segregated inbox. A white list is maintained on the protected email server (along with the opt out black list) so that recipients can designate specific senders who may send email to that recipient without paying a micropayment and still have the protected email displayed in the segregated inbox.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignee: Iconix, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Philip Zager, William Ames, Jose Jesus Picazo, Jr., Nageshwara Rao Vempaty, Vikram Duvvoori, Chris David Trytten
  • Patent number: 7252198
    Abstract: A mail system equipped with a mail address manager for managing a mail address or addresses of one or more destinations. When a mail address of a particular destination is updated, the mail address manager registers the old mail address of the particular destination and a new mail address in correlation with each other. The result is that, even when the mail address of an intended destination has been updated, a mail source can proceed to send an e-mail, which is addressed to the intended destination at the old mail address, exactly to the intended destination without checking whether the mail address of the intended destination has been updated. Also at the mail source, it is possible to send an e-mail exactly to an intended destination without checking a restriction on a system environment of the intended destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2007
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Yoshifusa Togawa, Takahiro Masuda