Having Message Notification Patents (Class 455/412.2)
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9900674
    Abstract: According to one of aspects, an electronic device includes a speaker and a controller. The controller is configured to acquire information and output an acquired information from the speaker upon sounding an alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Atsuo Chiba
  • Patent number: 9894082
    Abstract: Various methods for unwanted traffic control in a wireless network are provided. One example method may include detecting an occurrence of unwanted content as indicated by receipt of a complaint about a content item provided by a source device, wherein the complaint may be received from a remote mobile device or generated locally based on a local detection. The example method may further include determining a trust value for the source device based at least on the complaint, determining that the source device is a distrusted device based at least on a comparison between the trust value and a trust threshold value, and causing traffic from the source device to be controlled as unwanted traffic. Similar and related example methods, example apparatuses, and example computer program products are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventor: Zheng Yan
  • Patent number: 9894027
    Abstract: An electronic device includes an input unit configured to receive user input; a communication unit configured to transmit and receive message; and a controller configured to set an outgoing message to at least one notifications of a plurality of message notifications according to the user input received by the input unit, and to notify of reception of an incoming message to a user by at least one notifications of the plurality of message notifications included in the incoming message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Byeong Jun Kim, Jae Hyun Kim
  • Patent number: 9888396
    Abstract: Provided is an RF resource allocation device that distributes to a mobile terminal a communication setting notification including a communication setting to be used in a radio communication. The device includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire a measurement result or an estimation result of communication conditions at a plurality of positions; a generation unit configured to determine for each region the communication setting to be used by the mobile terminal in the radio communication based on the communication conditions, and to generate the communication setting notification including the communication setting for each region; and a transmission unit configured to transmit the communication setting notification to the mobile terminal The acquisition of the communication conditions by the acquisition unit and the generation of the communication setting notification by the generation unit are executed repeatedly at predetermined time intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Matthias Stephan Wilhelm, Haris Kremo, Onur Altintas
  • Patent number: 9888392
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for determining whether or not an apparatus, such as a mobile device, is being handled or otherwise used within a vehicle. The apparatus may comprise an accelerometer configured to measure acceleration and a gyroscope configured to measure orientation. The apparatus may determine an axis of gravity of the apparatus based on acceleration measurements made by the accelerometer over a period of time. The apparatus may also determine a rotation vector of the apparatus based on orientation measurements made by the gyroscope. Using the axis of gravity of the apparatus and the rotation vector of the apparatus, the apparatus may determine a rate of rotation of the apparatus perpendicular to the axis of gravity. If the rate of rotation of the apparatus perpendicular to the axis of gravity exceeds a threshold, the apparatus may determine that it is being handled or otherwise used within the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Jared S. Snyder, Dana Ferguson
  • Patent number: 9843671
    Abstract: Caller name (CNAM) query results obtained from a traditional CNAM service are sent during call processing on a carrier network to the subscriber's mobile handset over a Short Message Service (SMS) channel on a mobile carrier network. A call page is received at a network carrier associated with a recipient of the received call page. A caller name (CNAM) query is performed, and the result of the performed CNAM query is sent to the recipient device before sending the call page to the recipient device. The CNAM query result is displayed on a display of the recipient device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Cequint, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark H. Gosselin, Michael Luna
  • Patent number: 9832755
    Abstract: An RNC includes: a first call request reception unit configured to receive from an exchange a first call request to only an already located wireless cell; a presumably located wireless cell derivation unit configured to derive a presumably located wireless cell in which a target communication terminal device is presumably located; a first call making unit configured to make a call to the already located wireless cell and the presumably located wireless cell; a call response signal transmission unit configured to transmit a response signal to the call, to the exchange; a second call request reception unit configured to receive from the exchange a second call request to a wireless cell different from the already located wireless cell, in a case where the response signal to the first call request has not been transmitted; and a second call making unit configured to make the call to the different wireless cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Masaki Nishimura, Shinsuke Sawamukai, Yuukichi Saito, Kazufumi Yunoki, Yoshihiko Omori, Hisayuki Aso, Keisuke Suzuki, Keisuke Sasada, Reika Higa
  • Patent number: 9799080
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for providing a contact address based on context information and an indication of a recommended contact and a preferred communication channel for reaching the recommended contact. The indication is based on pre-stored context information that matches the current context information. The communication channel may be one of a social networking service (SNS), a mobile phone number, a home phone number, a business phone number, a short message services (SMS), and a multimedia message service (MMS). The method may include: detecting, by an electronic device, current context information of the electronic device; comparing the current context information with prestored context information; and outputting an indication of a recommended contact and a preferred communication channel for reaching the recommended contact, wherein the indication is output based on the prestored context information matching the current context information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang-Woo Lee, Jong-Sung Joo, Se-Jun Song, Young-Seok Lim
  • Patent number: 9794845
    Abstract: According to one disclosure of the present specification, a method for applying system information changed in a terminal is presented. The method for applying the changed system information includes the steps of: receiving an indicator providing notice of a change of a system information set from a cell; receiving information on the time when the change of system information is applied; when the indicator is received in subframe n, determining that the changed system information is applied after k periods based on the information from the n subframe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Daesung Hwang, Dongyoun Seo, Yunjung Yi, Bonghoe Kim, Suckchel Yang
  • Patent number: 9787624
    Abstract: An apparatus, a system, and a method in which a message notification application such as an e-mail notification application resident in a first memory on a wearable electronic device is configured to provide messaging actions; where the message notification application has a user interface to present content of a message originating from an message application resident on a mobile computing device; where the message notification application is configured to analyze a notification of the message to obtain an incomplete data set; and where the message notification application is configured to work with a server configured to integrate with one or more application programming interfaces of one or more messaging service providers, where the server has a server module configured to receive the incomplete data set and use all or a portion of the incomplete data set as search query terms to retrieve an instance of the message in its full-message format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Pebble Technology, Corp.
    Inventors: Phil Gunnewiek, Brian Jett, Jason Lai, Henry Levak
  • Patent number: 9769636
    Abstract: A system and method for providing a message to a user of a device, such as a mobile cellular phone, which includes using a signal, such as a wireless broadcast alert, to turn on one or more receivers of the device configured to receive the message, conserves battery power for the device until it is needed in order to receive and transmit the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Brian Kevin Daly, DeWayne A. Sennett
  • Patent number: 9763179
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are described for supporting a two-stage device-to-device (D2D) discovery using a D2D interworking function (IWF). A D2D IWF component may be configured to perform mapping between an application running on an application server and a third generation partnership project (3GPP) network, and provide a set of application programming interfaces (APIs) to allow discovery to be provided as a service to D2D applications. An application identifier may be mapped to a 3GPP identifier. Further, a method and apparatus are described for performing client-server discovery. A first wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may be configured for a listen-only operation, and a second WTRU may be configured to transmit beacons. The first and second WTRUs may perform a radio access network (RAN) discovery procedure at an access stratum (AS) layer. A method and apparatus for performing charging for D2D service using a D2D IWF are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Ravikumar V. Pragada, Saad Ahmad, Balaji Raghothaman, Samian J. Kaur, Pascal M. Adjakple, Ulises Olvera-Hernandez, Zhuorong Deng, Kiran K. Vanganuru, Gregory S. Sternberg, Guanzhou Wang, Michael F. Starsinic, Alexander Reznik, Juan Carlos Zuniga, Eldad M. Zeira
  • Patent number: 9763162
    Abstract: Systems and methods relating to cell detection are disclosed. In some embodiments, systems and methods are disclosed for performing cell detection while suppressing interference from either a current serving cell or a previous serving cell of a wireless device depending on whether the wireless device is approaching the current serving cell or leaving the current serving cell. In this manner, cell detection is improved in a manner that is particularly suitable for, e.g., high speed train scenarios, but the systems and methods disclosed herein are not limited thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Joakim Axmon, Peter Alriksson, Torgny Palenius
  • Patent number: 9756552
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for reducing distractions caused by user devices are provided herein. A computer-implemented method includes processing items of activity arising from user devices within a group setting, wherein each device is associated with a participating user of the group setting and coupled to a distinct status indicator that designates the corresponding user device as engaging in distracting activity or not engaging in distracting activity. The method also includes comparing each of the items of activity to a collection of user device usage policies for the group setting that identifies context-dependent items of activity arising that serve as a distraction within the group setting. Also, the method includes generating a signal to modify the status indicator of at least one of the user devices corresponding to an item of activity deemed as serving as a distraction, and transmitting the signal to the given user devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Clifford A. Pickover, Robert J. Schloss, Komminist S. Weldemariam, Lin Zhou
  • Patent number: 9754444
    Abstract: In various embodiments, promotions are featured on mobile gaming devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Howard W. Lutnick, Kevin Burman, Dean P. Alderucci, Geoffrey M. Gelman, Antonio Papageorgiou, Joseph M. Asher
  • Patent number: 9742829
    Abstract: A method, system, and medium are provided for managing multimedia messages being transmitted to recipient devices of foreign networks. The method includes sending a multimedia message having a message size that exceeds a maximum allowable size supported or accepted by a foreign network of a recipient device. The method also includes receiving an indication that the sent multimedia message exceeded the maximum allowable size supported or accepted by the foreign network of the recipient device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Ginger Kelliher, Samira Kaufman, Byron R. Cahoon, Kelly Lee Leyba
  • Patent number: 9729703
    Abstract: A mobile terminal, a non-transitory computer readable recording medium, and a notification method are disclosed. A proximity sensor detects the proximity of an object. An illumination sensor detects an illumination. A processor provides a specific notification upon detection of a touch operation when the proximity sensor detects the proximity of the object and the illumination is smaller than a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 9707928
    Abstract: Certain embodiments described herein are directed to devices, systems and methods for use in vehicle operations. In some examples, the devices, systems and methods described herein can be used to permit safe operation of a vehicle where the vehicle operator may have one or more mobile devices in their possession.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Mill Mountain Capital, LLC
    Inventor: Clay Skelton
  • Patent number: 9699667
    Abstract: A particular method includes transmitting a frame from a station to an access point. The frame includes a beacon sequence number related to a configuration of the access point. The method also includes, in response to transmitting the frame, receiving an update frame from the access point. The update frame indicates at least one change in the configuration of the access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Hemanth Sampath, Maarten Menzo Wentink, Simone Merlin
  • Patent number: 9699799
    Abstract: A radio communication apparatus includes a receiving unit configured to receive information controlling a timing at which an access request for accessing an access destination over a network is to be executed. The radio communication apparatus also includes a control unit configured to control execution of the access request with a timing controlled based at least in part on the information. An associated method, medium and an information processing apparatus are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichiro Tsuda, Kazuhisa Takamura, Takashi Usui, Shinichiro Abe
  • Patent number: 9691073
    Abstract: A social networking system provides relevant content objects at the request of social networking system users. Relevance scores are determined for content objects by matching user location, user interests, and other social information to the content, location, and timing associated with content objects. A ranked list of content objects can be provided to the user, where the content objects are relevant to them based on their interests, location, and other social information. The system provides a user interface that displays a map containing pins, where each pin represents a content object in actionable proximity to a user. The content objects selected to be presented as pins to the user are those content objects with sufficiently high relevance scores. Multiple pins for a nearby area can be clustered. The user can switch between zoom levels for the map, thereby showing pins at varying distances from the user's current location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Erick Tseng, Matthew Cahill
  • Patent number: 9681274
    Abstract: A communication device has a function to make a group call to a plurality of other communication devices in a half-duplex communication system. The communication device includes: a receiving module configured to, after the communication device makes a call to start the group call and the other communication device at the called side make an automatic reply to the incoming call, receive first notification information transmitted from the other communication device according to a first notification operation performed by a user of the other communication device, the first notification information including first identification information configured to identify the other communication device; and a notification execution module configured to make a notification that a user of the other communication device identified based on the first identification information participates in the group call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Takashi Osanai
  • Patent number: 9621730
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for notification of a message reception according to a property of a received message are disclosed. A first terminal receives a message transmitted from a second terminal, determines a notification method corresponding to the received message based on a result of the analysis of the received message, and then outputs a notification signal according to the determined notification method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Bohyun Yu, Dongjin Koh, Sunghyuk Shin, Suha Yoon
  • Patent number: 9615253
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer readable medium that facilitates delivery of mobile-terminated short message service messages to a mobile station attached with a femtocell system are provided. A convergence server deployed in a core network receives a short message for short message service delivery to a mobile station attached with a femtocell system. If there is no active traffic channel with the mobile station, or if the short message is to be delivered to the mobile station via a paging channel, the femtocell system triggers an authentication process. The convergence server constructs a short message service delivery request message, transmits the short message service delivery request message to the femtocell system, and receives one of an acknowledgement and a negative acknowledgment regarding delivery of the short message to the mobile station. The convergence server thereafter notifies the message center of the acknowledgment or negative acknowledgement received thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Open Invention Network, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher Martin Edward Osborn
  • Patent number: 9615346
    Abstract: A method for a terminal for notifying a change in a resource group(s) supported by a terminal due to a firmware update in a wireless communication system, according to an embodiment of the present invention, can comprise the steps of: receiving, from a server, a command for setting an indicator for managing a notification; receiving, from the server, a command for managing a firmware update; and transmitting, to the sever, information regarding the resource group(s) supported by and usable on the terminal if the indicator is set and the resource group(s) supported by the terminal has changed due to the update.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Seongyun Kim, Seungkyu Park
  • Patent number: 9602985
    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: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: WHATSAPP INC.
    Inventors: Jan Koum, Michael B Donohue, Brian Acton, Erik James Reed, Dima Stukalov
  • Patent number: 9602768
    Abstract: A management system manages a candidate list for each one of a plurality of transmission terminals, the candidate list associating identification information of one or more candidate counterpart terminals each capable of communicating with the transmission terminal, with identification information of the transmission terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuya Akimoto
  • Patent number: 9596581
    Abstract: A communication method includes the steps of transmitting, by means of a first communication apparatus, personal information to a second communication apparatus; receiving, by means of the second communication apparatus, the personal information and searching, by means of the second communication apparatus, whether or not personal information having the same content as the received personal information exists in the second communication apparatus; and notifying, by means of the second communication apparatus, the first communication apparatus of a search result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoichiro Sako, Mitsuru Takehara, Toshiro Terauchi, Makoto Inoue, Motoyuki Takai, Masamichi Asukai, Katsuya Shirai, Takatoshi Nakamura, Toru Sasaki, Yuichi Sakai, Masafumi Matsuda
  • Patent number: 9585189
    Abstract: In an embodiment, rejecting or accepting a phone call is disclosed. In an embodiment, a device is disclosed. The device comprises a processor, a storage comprising a set of instructions, wherein the set of instructions, when executed by the processor, causes the device to in response to received call present at a user interface of the device a first option and a second option of the call. In response to a first selection between the first option and the second option, the device initiates a lag time of pre-determined length before performing the first selection; and in response to a second selection between the first option and the second option, performs the second selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Johannes Rastas
  • Patent number: 9560629
    Abstract: Users are experiencing an increasing number of alerts and notifications on their mobile devices. When it is inconvenient or not possible to view the network-connected device, an accessory can be used to save time and avoid missing notifications. A system comprising a network-connected device and an accessory are provided to address these problems. The accessory is capable of notifying the user of alerts from the network-connected device, allowing the user to quickly be advised of alerts without needing to first interact with the network-connected device. The system includes a method to selectively filter alerts so as to avoid unnecessarily interrupting the user in cases where the network device is inaccessible. The system is also capable of pushing new interface designs and themes from the network device to the accessory to alter the appearance and configuration of its display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric B. Migicovsky, Jonathan V. Bennett, Cory D. Snider
  • Patent number: 9554240
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for multiple connection management for Bluetooth (BT) devices, and more particularly for BT Low Energy (BLE) devices, to multiple different bonded BT peer devices. A BT device database within a non-volatile memory (NVM) stores identification and persistent information for each bonded BT peer device. At power-on reset (PoR), only device identification information (DII) data, such as an address (ADDR) and an IRK (identity resolving key), for each bonded BT peer device is copied from the NVM to a volatile memory that is used for run-time operation. When a bonded BT peer device forms an active connection, it is identified using the DII data, and its persistent data is copied from NVM to volatile memory as run-time data. The BT device then communicates with the actively connected BT peer device at least in part using the run-time data for the actively connected BT peer device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: NXP USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Ioan-Virgil Dragomir, Georgel Bogdan Alexandru, Alexandru Balmus
  • Patent number: 9549061
    Abstract: A method and system for providing call center emergency services to one or more occupants of a vehicle having a plurality of listening zones within a passenger compartment of the vehicle. The method involves detecting a potential emergency condition, sending an emergency notification to a call center, receiving a listening zone control signal identifying at least one of a plurality of listening zones in the vehicle, and supplying audio received from the identified listening zones(s) to the call center via a voice call between the vehicle and call center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: General Motors LLC
    Inventors: Gary M. Buch, Jesse T. Gratke, Nathan D. Ampunan, Douglas C. Martin, Bassam S. Shahmurad