Having Message Notification Patents (Class 455/412.2)
  • Patent number: 10691328
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses an information display method and apparatus, and belongs to the field of computer technologies. The information display method includes: displaying a list interface; receiving a trigger signal for changing a display state of the list interface; extracting contact information from each piece of information in the list interface; and displaying the extracted contact information in an aggregated state. A problem of low information search efficiency in the existing technology is solved, and an effect of improving the information search efficiency is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Baike Lin
  • Patent number: 10674115
    Abstract: A wireless device may communicate, using short range communication in a low power mode, a poll to a sink device for display. The wireless device may communicate content to display on the sink device using a WiFi network and to communicate, by utilization of the WiFi network, a notification of an incoming call. Caller identification associated with the incoming call may be displayed on a display of the wireless device and a sink device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Rateze Remote Mgmt LLC
    Inventor: Patrick T. Igoe
  • Patent number: 10671954
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems, and computer-readable media are provided for obtaining user interaction data indicative of interaction by a user with an application executing on a computing device, determining, based on the user interaction data, a likelihood that the user failed to complete a task the user started with the application executing on the computing device, and selectively causing, based on the likelihood, a task-completion reminder to be presented to the user in a manner selected based at least in part on historical reminder consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventor: Siddhartha Sinha
  • Patent number: 10659970
    Abstract: One embodiment is directed to a radio access network system for use with a core network. The system comprises a central base station unit and a plurality of remote access points communicatively coupled to the central base station unit via a wired local area network. The remote access points are configured to wirelessly communicate with user equipment using licensed frequency bands. The central base station unit communicatively couples the user equipment to the core network. The wired local area network can comprise an Ethernet network and/or a corporate local area network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas S. Waylett, Chris P. McIntosh
  • Patent number: 10659404
    Abstract: An information processing method used in an information processing device, the information processing method includes acquiring, using a processor of the information processing device, biological information of a user, accepting, using the processor, input by the user of message information indicating a message to be transmitted to another information processing device that is different from the information processing device used by the user, determining, using the processor, based on the biological information whether the user is in a bad mood, and when it is determined that the user is in a bad mood, stopping, using the processor, transmission of the accepted message information, and storing, using the processor, the message information, in a memory, that has not been transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hidetsugu Maekawa
  • Patent number: 10650327
    Abstract: The present invention provides an adaptive content generation and dissemination system for generating adaptive content based on a personalized user profile and presenting adaptive content to the user. The system comprises an adaptive and predictive synchronous ecosystem that presents multiple methods for assembling and/or providing content to user terminals, such as, by way of example, content for instruction, training, knowledge transfer, and on-demand help. The present invention utilizes key human sensory learning mechanisms including graphics, video, audio, an/or interactive sessions, to enable different types of learners to efficiently and rapidly consume and thoroughly comprehend complex concepts and detailed information associated with transactions associated with service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Primavera Financial Inc.
    Inventors: Brendon Clark Kensel, Stanley Keith VanBibber
  • Patent number: 10638262
    Abstract: A tracking server stores information identifying one or more community mobile devices and information identifying one or more tracking devices within a proximity of each of the one or more community mobile devices. The tracking server receives a tracking device request from a mobile device. The tracking device request includes information identifying a tracking device and configuration instructions for configuring the tracking device. The tracking server identifies a community mobile device from the one or more community mobile devices within a proximity of the tracking device. The tracking server sends the tracking device request to the identified community mobile device. The identified community mobile device is configured to forward the tracking device request to the tracking device and the tracking device is configured to re-configure the tracking device based on the configuration instructions included in the tracking device request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Tile, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael George Farley, Jose Pons Vega, Charles Y. Choi, Renu Janjam
  • Patent number: 10616950
    Abstract: A method is provided for controlling wireless connection of a device having a wireless communication interface to a wireless access point. The method includes: determining, by the device, if a known wireless access point is available by comparing a determined location of the device with geographical information associated with a set of known wireless access points; if the known wireless access point is available, determining, by the device, a time elapsed since a most recent data communication activity of the device; and disabling the wireless communication interface of the device if the time elapsed is less than an idle time threshold value so as to prevent wireless connection of the device to the known wireless access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew A. Armstrong, Richard W. Pilot
  • Patent number: 10616358
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes a method for providing a push notification and an electronic device thereof. The electronic device may include a display; a communication circuit configured to receive a push notification from a server; and a processor coupled with the display and the communication circuit. The processor is configured to obtain context information of the electronic device based on a specified exposure time of the push notification; determine whether a situation where the push notification is enabled to be output is detected, based on the context information; and display the push notification via the display when the situation where the push notification is enabled to be output is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jinwan Choi
  • Patent number: 10594849
    Abstract: A mobile device cover displays notifications based on communication received by a host mobile device. The mobile device cover has multiple screens that can be unfolded. The multiple screens can operate as separate displays or at least two of the screens can form a composite display. One of the screens can provide a touch-sensitive keyboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: STAR CO Scientific Technologies Advanced Research Co, LLC
    Inventor: Thomas E. Coverstone
  • Patent number: 10587543
    Abstract: Implementations disclose methods and systems for providing offline content notification reminders. A method includes downloading, via a network, a content item onto a user device; receiving, from a server device via the network, an offline reminder notification for the content item, a time frame for presenting the offline reminder notification, and a user engagement state threshold; placing the offline reminder notification for the content item in a notification queue; determining, at a time corresponding to the time frame, a user engagement state in relation to the content item; determining whether the user engagement state meets the user engagement state threshold; and in response to determining that the user engagement state does not meet the user engagement state threshold, presenting the offline reminder notification for the content item via the user device during the time frame, and removing the offline reminder notification from the notification queue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Justin Lewis, Ruxandra Davies
  • Patent number: 10587996
    Abstract: Various arrangements for handling delayed status update are presented. A network-enabled sensor unit may be used to measure an environmental condition. The sensor unit may determine, based on measuring the environmental condition, an environmental condition status has changed state. A network connection may be established that permits communication with a remote notification service system. This notification service system may maintain a remote status intended to be synchronized with the environmental condition status of the sensor unit. The sensor unit may determine that the environmental condition status has changed prior to communicating the environmental condition status to the notification service system. A historical status array may be transmitted to the notification service system in response to determining the environmental condition status has reverted to the first state prior to communicating the environmental condition status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Tyler Moore, Fang Wang
  • Patent number: 10567952
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein for remotely managing profiles corresponding to various mobile network operators offering telecommunication services to target user equipment based on one or more policies. An entitlement server of a mobile network operator can receive from target user equipment, a request for replacing a prioritized profile as set by the mobile network operator. The entitlement server can determine whether a user account corresponding to a device identifier for the target user equipment meets the eligibility criteria for loading a new profile onto the target user equipment. In the event of additions or replacements of profiles, the entitlement server can cause transmission of instructions to the user equipment to delete the prioritized profile and apply a new profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Finger, Gina Tran, Ming Shan Kwok
  • Patent number: 10528246
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a device and a method for managing information displayed on a touch screen display. The method comprises: displaying a list including a plurality of items on the first interface on the touch screen display; detecting a first touch applied to a first area of a first item of the plurality of items displayed on the touch screen display; entering into an item-information-hold state based on the first touch, which comprises: inserting item information of the first item into a second interface; and overlapping the second interface onto the first interface; detecting a second touch applied to the touch screen display during a period of the item-information-hold state; and operating the first interface based on the second touch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: Kai-Feng Chiu
  • Patent number: 10530722
    Abstract: A method for forwarding a message in a wireless communication system according to an embodiment of the present invention is performed by an M2M device, and comprises the steps of: receiving a request message; checking whether the M2M device is a recipient of the request message, using a particular parameter included in the request message; when the M2M device is not a recipient of the request message, checking whether only one registrant M2M device exists other than the M2M device which has received the request message within one hop of the M2M device, wherein the registrant M2M device is in an M2M device in which one or more other M2M devices can be registered; and when the only one registrant M2M device is present within the one hop, forwarding the request message to the only one registrant M2M device, wherein the particular parameter may be a “to” parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Seungkyu Park, Seongyun Kim, Hongbeom Ahn, Seungmyeong Jeong, Heedong Choi
  • Patent number: 10511881
    Abstract: A server may communicatively couple to a user device and an instructor device. The server may receive location information from the user device. The location information may define visual content captured by the user device. The server may transmit the location information to the instructor device. The instructor device may present the visual content based on the received location information and receive input defining an instruction from an instructor. The server may receive instruction information defining the instruction from the instructor device. The server may transmit the instruction information to the user device. The user device may present the instruction overlaid on top of the visual content based on the received instruction information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: TITAN HEALTH & SECURITY TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Vic A. Merjanian, Eduardo Juarez, Ryan Khalili, Daniel Wallengren, Serene Nasser, Ed Merjanian
  • Patent number: 10504356
    Abstract: An information communication terminal includes: a sleeping state determination unit configured to determine a sleeping state of a user; a reception unit configured to receive information transmitted to the user from a terminal of a sender; and a notification unit configured to notify the user that the information has been received by the reception unit. The reception unit receives the information and an importance level set for the information by the sender, and the notification unit changes a method for performing notification based on the importance level set for the information and the sleeping state of the user determined by the sleeping state determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuki Takano
  • Patent number: 10506096
    Abstract: A server, a system, a computer program product, and a method for generating information relating to a subscriber B with respect to a call connection attempt from a subscriber A to the subscriber B by a server. The method including steps of receiving event data; determining when the event data comprises an event representing a busy state; determining when the previous event represents a call ringing state; generating an indication that the call connection attempt is rejected by the subscriber B; and in response to a determination that the previous event does not represent the call ringing state, generating an indication that the call connection attempt did not reach the subscriber B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: TELIA COMPANY AB
    Inventor: Juho Seppänen
  • Patent number: 10484349
    Abstract: A mobile device includes a processor, a transceiver, and a storage maintaining vehicle associations including phone numbers of telematics control units of vehicles. The device is programmed to identify a change in network address of the transceiver; encrypt the changed network address; and send the encrypted network address to the telematics control units using short message service messages addressed to the phone numbers of the telematics control units. A vehicle includes a storage including paired device data having phone numbers and network addresses of mobile devices and a telematics control unit including a firewall and web server. The firewall is programmed to, in response to receipt of a message from one of the phone numbers including a network address of the mobile device, update the storage to indicate the network address as an originating address authorized to use the web server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Oliver Lei, Allen R. Murray
  • Patent number: 10477348
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting the presence of a body in a network without fiducial elements, using signal absorption, and signal forward and reflected backscatter of radio frequency (RF) waves caused by the presence of a biological mass in a communications network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Ivani, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Wootton, John Wootton, Chris Nissman, Justin McKinney, Saarth Mehrotra, Boris Dieseldorff
  • Patent number: 10477362
    Abstract: Techniques are described for providing cross-network communication between a telephone network and a radio network. For example, implementations can operate to provide two-way communication between a mobile radio device and a telephone, computing device, and/or other suitable device that connects to a telephone network, by creating two-way communications between a mobile radio network and a telephone network. This inter-communication between the two networks enables landline telephones and mobile devices that are connected to a telephone network to communicate with radio devices that are connected to radio network. Implementations provide a portal service and one or more voice radio interfaces (VRIs). The portal service can employ an interactive voice response system as a user interface, enabling a user calling in from a telephone network to provide information that is used to establish communications with radio devices connected to radio network. The VRIs intermediate communications between the networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Hussain A. AlNasser, Hanan Naji Al-Ali, Murtada Abdullah Alqushairi, Zahrah Adnan Almousa, Mohammad Khaled Almunea
  • Patent number: 10469429
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for performing context-based delayed notification of messages are disclosed. Context-based delayed notification of messages can include delaying notification of incoming messages received or generated by a user device to a user of the device until a determination is made that the messages satisfy message delivery criteria. Contextual data such as location data, time data, device usage data, or the like can be used to determine whether the message delivery criteria are satisfied. Messages received by a user device from one or more senders can be categorized into one or more message categories based on message categorization criteria. Individual messages or groups of messages within a message category can be evaluated against the message delivery criteria using the contextual data to determine whether notification of the messages to a user should be delayed or allowed to proceed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher J. Hardee, Karan Goenka, Lorie A. Goins, James P. Ward
  • Patent number: 10470020
    Abstract: In one aspect, a system for receiving communications while a user operates a motor vehicle is provided. The system may include (1) a BLUETOOTH interface configured to establish a connection to a BLUETOOTH device associated with the motor vehicle, (2) a wireless communication interface configured to receive a wireless communication from a remote device, and (3) a processor coupled to the wireless communication interface and the BLUETOOTH interface, and configured to: (a) determine the user is operating the motor vehicle based upon the connection to the BLUETOOTH device, and (b) suppress a notification of the user of receipt of the wireless communication while the user is operating the motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
    Inventor: Frankie Lockenour
  • Patent number: 10462726
    Abstract: A method of operating a network server, such as a mobile application gateway, connect devices on a cellular or carrier network with individual networks, such as enterprise voice and data networks or residential networks. The effects of the present invention are far reaching in terms of transferring effective call control from the cellular network into the control of the individual network, such as the enterprise, and enabling new business models for the purchase of cellular service from a public cellular carrier by an enterprise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Tango Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Silver, Lathan Lewis, Patricia Landgren
  • Patent number: 10397153
    Abstract: A method for operating an electronic device is provided. The method includes receiving information from outside of the electronic device, identifying blocking configuration information on the received information, determining a method for blocking the received information according to the blocking configuration information, and blocking the received information based on the determined blocking method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae-Sung Son, Hye-Rim Kim, Jae-Hyun Park, Hey-Young Park, Jong-Kyu Bae
  • Patent number: 10397409
    Abstract: An object is to provide an incoming-call number notification apparatus capable of notifying a user of the number of incoming calls at the present moment by using simpler equipment. An incoming-call number notification apparatus according to the present invention includes a control unit (14, 15) configured to, when there is an incoming call to a plurality of telephones (20) accommodated in an exchange (10), determine a display color according to the number of incoming calls at the present moment, and instruct the plurality of telephones to blink or light up an incoming-call lamp of its own telephone in the determined display color (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: NEC Platforms, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kotaro Miyata, Sakae Kamimura
  • Patent number: 10382610
    Abstract: Automatically retrieving messages by a wireless telephone based on user preferences. A method of the invention receives a notification, on a wireless device, indicating that a computing device has a message for a user. One or more rules associated with the user are evaluated based on the received notification. The method also automatically requests the message from the computing device as a function of the evaluated rules and received from the computing device. The method further stores the received message in a memory area of the wireless telephone for rendering to the user. Alternatively, one or more rules associated with the user are dynamically generated by monitoring the user interaction with the wireless telephone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Sami Khoury
  • Patent number: 10375191
    Abstract: An online social networking system publishes a new notification type to a single entry point controller. Each new notification type uses the same generic schema. The system maps the same generic schema into the same generic input model, and stores the same generic input model into a database. The system reads the same generic input model from the database, converts the same generic input model into a same generic output model, and transmits the same generic output model to a formatter. The formatter receives a request for a notification event, and transmits the notification event to an application programming interface. The formatter is a sole location that is aware of the new notification type. The formatter decorates and formats the notification event based on the same generic output model. The formatter transmits the notification event to the application programming interface, which transmits the notification event to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Adam Christopher Hobson, Charles Lai, Ivan Darmansyah, Nisheth Joshi, Jingshu Huang, Lewis Brandon Douglas Miller, Gevorg Kurghinyan, Cameron Alexander Lee, Jeffrey Zundel, Karthik Ramgopal
  • Patent number: 10362013
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for providing an original equipment manufacturer with application program interface (API) for registering an account and creating a custom uniform resource locator (URL) on a content management system, from which the out-of-box experience application can download and install a pre-authorized version of a client application for the content management system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Samantha Gruskin, Chris Varenhorst, Rohan Sharma, Sara Lannin
  • Patent number: 10334430
    Abstract: An information processing device that is connectable to an electronic apparatus, the information processing device includes: a connection unit that detects connection of the electronic apparatus; a storage unit that stores first identification information or second identification information of the electronic apparatus; and a provision unit that provides any one of the first identification information and the second identification information according to a request of the electronic apparatus. The provision unit provides the second identification information to the electronic apparatus in a case that the first identification information according to the request has not been stored in the storage unit or in a case that the first identification information is unable to be acquired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Kawasoe, Yohichiroh Tatsuki, Yoshitaka Tanemura
  • Patent number: 10332180
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for proximity service discovery are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Ulas C. Kozat, Fujio Watanabe, Danh Le, Erdi Olmezogullari
  • Patent number: 10327110
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for generating a signal strength map by a master device. The method includes operations for receiving, from a set of fixed transmitting devices, registration information including location, a type of signal and a device identifier (ID), receiving, from at least one receiving device, a set of parameters including location of the receiving device, strength of a first signal as received by the receiving device at a first location, type of the first signal, strength of a second signal as received by the receiving device at the first location, and type of the second signal, receiving at least one of the first or the second signal from at least one of the fixed transmitting devices, storing the received set of parameters, and generating a signal strength map representing strength of the first and the second signals at the first location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Arun Kumar Singh, Pankaj Mishra
  • Patent number: 10289857
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus relating to enforcement of same origin policy of sensitive data are described. In an embodiment, a security agent may help ensure release of sensitive data is only triggered by authorized sources. The security agent may help ensure sensitive data is only released to authorized destinations. A security agent may translate or obfuscate sensitive data. Sensitive data may include HTTP cookies, session data, authentication information, authorization information, personal information, user credentials, and/or other data sensitive in nature. Sensitive data destinations and/or sensitive data origins may be identified. Identification may be performed using secure means (such as for example a SSL/TLS handshake). Other embodiments are also disclosed and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventor: Jeffrey E. Brinskelle
  • Patent number: 10282386
    Abstract: In some implementations, a user may use an electronic device to sample and/or share a sample of content of a content item. Furthermore, the electronic device may display a consumption representation in connection with the content item that may represent locations of parts of content that have been received as samples out of an expanse of content of the content item. In some examples, a user may select a portion of the content to sample based at least in part on one or more aspects or features of the content item, such as may be represented in a content representation. Further, a content provider may track an amount of content that is sent to the electronic device or other electronic devices associated with the same user account to limit the amount of content that may be provided as samples for each content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Erik Carl Bjorkegren
  • Patent number: 10277743
    Abstract: A technology is described for configurable contact flows implemented using a contact flow service. An example method may include activating a contact flow in response to a request to establish a contact center session. The contact flow may be used to provide automated contact service communications to end users using computing resources hosted within a computing service provider environment. A starting prompt specified by the contact flow may be output using a communication channel. Input data may be received via the communication channel in response to the starting prompt. The input data may be analyzed to identify an intent identifier included in the input data and a contact flow action linked to the intent identifier may be executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Saket Agarwal, Joseph Daniel Sullivan, Pasquale DeMaio, Jon Russell Jay, Jaswinder Singh Randhawa, Nihal Chand Jain
  • Patent number: 10251023
    Abstract: A system to communicate with a community of people determined by a geofencing system to be physically present in a geographic region, wherein the system overrides any alert-inhibiting state in the people's smart phones to deliver audio or visual alerts in emergency situations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: IN-TELLIGENT PROPERTIES INC.
    Inventor: Allan C. Sutherland
  • Patent number: 10206057
    Abstract: At a mobile communications device, a communication is received from a communication source. An indication of an environment type associated with the communication source is obtained, and a check is made as to whether the indication of the environment type associated with the communication source matches a current environment type of the mobile communications device. An initial notification (and optionally a leave-behind notification) of the communication is presented only if the indication of the environment type associated with the communication source matches the current environment type of the mobile communications device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Donna K. Flynn, Tracey N. Lovejoy, Michael C. Medlock
  • Patent number: 10200257
    Abstract: There is disclosed means for in a communications device enabling an indirect communications channel between the communications device and at least one further communications device. A data service selected from a set of data services is associated with an identity code. The identity code identifies the communications device. Data related to the identity code is transmitted to a server. The data is preferably transmitted through a radio-frequency based communications interface. The identity code is broadcasting during a predetermined period of time and intended to be received by the at least one further communications device. The broadcast is preferably transmitted through a short-range non-radio frequency based communications interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventor: Sami Niemi
  • Patent number: 10142832
    Abstract: An information sending and processing method and an apparatus in the field of mobile communications technologies is provided. In the method, when a mobile terminal switches between operation modes, a token used in an original operation mode is temporarily suspended, and a notification message related to the original token is also temporarily stored and not sent to the mobile terminal. A user who uses the mobile terminal in an operation mode that is different than the original operation mode does not receive a message in the original operation mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jiejing Huang, Huangwei Wu
  • Patent number: 10136295
    Abstract: A device, system and method for public safety assistance detection is provided. The device comprises a communication interface; a location determining device; an input device; a memory storing keywords; and a controller. The controller implements: an assistance application; and at least one monitored application at which alphanumeric input is received using the input device, each of the assistance application and the at least one monitored application hosted by different respective servers. When the alphanumeric input is received at the at least one monitored application, the controller provides the alphanumeric input to the assistance application. When the alphanumeric input is received at the assistance application includes one or more keywords, the controller transmits, using the interface, at least a portion of the alphanumeric input to a server that hosts the assistance application, as well as a current location determined using the location determining device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Kong Chin Chee, Soon Hoe Lim, Siew Im Low, Pei Shi Liew
  • Patent number: 10104614
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a waking-up system made up of an access point (AP) device, a terminal device and a wakeup server. The wakeup server comprises a receiving unit, configured to receive an AP activation request sent by the terminal device, where the AP activation request includes an identity of the terminal device. Also included a determining unit, configured to determine a target AP device according to the AP activation request. Also included is an acquiring unit, configured to acquire a status of the target AP device, and a sending unit, configured to send a wakeup request to the target AP device, wherein the sending unit is further configured to send a first AP activation success response to the terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Zhihao Xing
  • Patent number: 10097619
    Abstract: Techniques for cross-device notifications are provided. An example method includes receiving a first indication of an event detected at a first device associated with a user account, determining one or more characteristics of the event based on the first indication of the event, detecting whether the determined characteristics match at least one selection criterion, automatically identifying a second device from one or more devices associated with the user account, and providing, if the determined characteristics match the at least one selection criterion, the first indication of the event to the second device associated with the user account, where the provided first indication of the event is displayed at the second device to allow management of the event at the first device from the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Michael Campbell Koss, Justin DeWitt, Katie Jane Messerly, Dmitry Titov
  • Patent number: 10064136
    Abstract: Disclosed are an information pushing method and a client. The method is applied in the client, and the client collects use habit information of a user. The method comprises: detecting whether an information pushing trigger condition is satisfied, and if yes, obtaining current battery power information and current time information of the client; generating first prompt information matched with a current state of the user according to the usage habit information, the current battery power information and the current time information; and pushing the first prompt information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignees: Shell Internet (Beijing) Security Technology Co., Ltd., Beijing Kingsoft Network Technology Co., Ltd., Beijing Kingsoft Internet Security Software Co., Ltd., Zhuhai juntian Electronic Technology Co., Ltd., Conew Network Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sheng Fu, Bin Bai, Qi Zhang
  • Patent number: 10064184
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are disclosed for allowing a media device to select a preferred configuration and send instructions to a remote device to connect to the media device using the preferred configuration. For example, the media device may choose between a direct configuration (e.g., media device communicates with the remote device directly via a first wireless network associated with the media device) or an indirect configuration (e.g., media device communicates with the remote device via a second wireless network associated with an external access point). The media device may select the preferred configuration based on data rates and/or airtime values determined based on the first wireless network and the second wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Milos Jorgovanovic
  • Patent number: 10050912
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a process that determines an identity of a subscriber of a media service. A viewing criterion of the subscriber is determined and a media content item is identified based on the viewing criterion of the subscriber. The media content item is provided for delivery to a media processing device without first requiring a request for delivery of the media content item. The media processing device is identified by a network service provider based on a selection of the media processing device from among a number of devices of the subscriber that are registered with the network service provider. The selection of the media processing device is based on device capabilities and the identity of the subscriber. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Steven A. Siegel, Mark Jeffrey Foladare
  • Patent number: 10039079
    Abstract: Disabling wireless access point notifications is described. In some implementations, wireless access point notifications on a mobile device can be disabled when movement of the mobile device is detected. In some implementations, wireless access point notifications on a mobile device can be re-enabled when the mobile device detects that the mobile device has been stationary for a specified period of time following movement of the mobile device. In some implementations, wireless access point notifications can be disabled on a per access point basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Alexandre Naaman
  • Patent number: 10027796
    Abstract: Smart reminders are generated from input according to lexical and contextual cues. The input may be entered into any suitable application via any suitable electronic device. The input may be processed by a natural language processor to determine whether to convert the input into a smart reminder. In this way, the input of the note may be parsed to identify entities, such as entities associated with one or more people, relevant time(s), action(s), instruction(s), etc., for creating the smart reminder. The identified entities may then be used as triggers for displaying the smart reminder at an appropriate time to a user. A trigger such as detecting a person associated with the input, e.g., by receiving an incoming call from the person, connecting to the same network as the person, receiving a text from the person, or detecting the voice of the person, may cause the smart reminder to be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Itai Almog, Fan Zhong, Nick Barnwell
  • Patent number: 10021602
    Abstract: A multi-session transfer method, a call control device, and a Service Continuity and Continuity Application Server are disclosed. In the embodiments of the present invention, in a multi-session cross-network transfer process, if a second session to be transferred includes video media, a Mobile Switching Center (MSC) server judges capabilities of a current network. If the current network is incapable of transmitting video media, the MSC server sends a request for transferring voice media of the second session to be transferred. The SCC AS receives the transfer request, and converts the second session to be transferred into voice session for transferring or releases the second session to be transferred, and therefore, the problem in the prior art of incapability of transferring the session is avoided, and the cross-network multi-session service transfer is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Device Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Qiang Yi, Hui Jin, Shuiping Long, Xiaoyan Duan
  • Patent number: 9998602
    Abstract: A system, apparatus, graphical user interface and methods are provided for conducting electronic voice communications with status notifications. A user of a first portable device executing a communication application selects a multi-function control that automatically initiates an audio recording, which is automatically sent toward another participant of an active communication session when the control is released. The same multi-function control may be used to transmit a textual message. A representation of the recording is displayed on the user's device, with an indicator that changes appearance when the other participant plays the recording. In addition, when one user initiates an audio recording that will be automatically sent to another user, the other user's device is advised of the initiation of recording and displays that status for the other user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: WHATSAPP INC.
    Inventors: Jan Koum, Michael B Donohue, Brian Acton, Erik James Reed, Dima Stukalov
  • Patent number: 9921806
    Abstract: A method for switching an audio output device includes after a predetermined event is captured on the information output interface, detecting whether a voice interface object representing a voice message is currently displayed on the information output interface. The method further includes detecting whether an external audio output device is currently connected to the mobile electronic apparatus. If it is detected that a voice interface object is currently displayed, and it is not detected that an external audio output device is connected to the mobile electronic apparatus, displaying an interface switching object on the information output interface, to correspondingly switch an audio output device of the mobile electronic apparatus according to an input operation of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventors: Yu Ding, Peng Zhang, Yecheng Xian, Kui Fang, Peiqiu Wu