Having Message Notification Patents (Class 455/412.2)
  • Patent number: 11409489
    Abstract: The present technology provides a system that enables a user to communicate with one of multiple devices in a network based on context information from another device in the network. The system includes a context manager configured to (1) receive context information from the multiple devices; (2) identify a subject-of-interest based on a user input; (3) determine a set of relevant context information based on the subject-of-interest and the received context information; and (4) transmitting the set of relevant context information to a target device to perform a task associated with the subject-of-interest. The context information managed by the present technology enables a user to conveniently interact with the multiple devices in the network without requiring the user to provide details of his/her instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: UNITED SERVICES AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION (USAA)
    Inventors: Adrian Borunda, Brandon Scott Kotara, Richard Tanner, Ben Hawkins, Quincy Nanaasare Obeng, Cale Riley Spratt
  • Patent number: 11403594
    Abstract: A system for utilizing a remote server to transmit a message includes a user device including a controller, a memory coupled to the controller, and a database in communication with the remote server. The user device is in communication with the remote server. The controller is configured to generate a message based on data from the database, receive input from the user to send the message and a data file to a receiver, provide, through a user interface, a first option and a second option for sending the message and the data file to the receiver, and receive a selection from the user between the first option and the second option. If the user selects the first option, send the message and a data file using an email service provider. If the user selects the second option, send the message to the server through a network connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Nooreq Inc.
    Inventor: Andrzej Morydz
  • Patent number: 11356477
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media for verifying an incoming communication. A recipient client device receives an incoming communication including an identifier identifying a second client device as having initiated the incoming communication. A verification service installed on the recipient client device queries a call placement service directory based on the first identifier. The call placement service directory maintains a listing of identifiers for client devices and corresponding communication providers that manage the identifiers. The call placement service directory returns information identifying the communication provider that manages the identifier. In turn, the verification service transmitting a request to the communication provider to confirm whether the second client device initiated the incoming communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Twilio Inc.
    Inventors: Santiago Kantorowicz, Lucas Martín Vidal, Serge Kruppa
  • Patent number: 11288309
    Abstract: A melody information processing method is described. A piece of Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) data corresponding to a song is received, a song identifier of the song is obtained, first melody information is generated according to the MIDI data, and the first melody information is stored in association with the song identifier in a melody database. Moreover, a user unaccompanied-singing audio data set that is uploaded from a user terminal is received, second melody information corresponding to the song identifier is extracted according to the user unaccompanied-singing audio data set, and the second melody information is stored in association with the song identifier in the melody database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Bilei Zhu, Fangmai Zheng, Xingming Jin, Ke Li, Yongjian Wu, Feiyue Huang
  • Patent number: 11265686
    Abstract: A device may receive, from an application function device (AF), a message intended for a destination user device, wherein the message conforms to a first format. The device may obtain, from a unified data management device (UDM), information indicating that the destination user device is capable of receiving messages that conform to a second format. The device may convert, based on the information indicating that the destination user device is capable of receiving messages that conform to the second format, the message from the first format to the second format. The device may send, after converting the message from the first format to the second format, the message to a short message service function device (SMSF) via a direct connection between the device and the SMSF, wherein the SMSF sends the message to the destination user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Ye Huang, Miguel A. Carames, Kalyani Bogineni, Timothy M. Dwight, Kevin Lim, Sudhakar Reddy Patil
  • Patent number: 11257037
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-storage media are provided for generating graphical representations of audit events. A party-of-interest is represented by a central node, and one or more peripheral nodes surrounding the central node represent parties having electronic records accessed by the party-of-interest during a selected time frame. The size of the peripheral nodes represents a frequency of access of the node's respective electronic record. Each of the peripheral nodes is actionable enabling a user to view information related to the audit event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventor: David Lee Edwards
  • Patent number: 11252633
    Abstract: Methods and systems and mobile device interfaces for creating, joining, organizing and managing via mobile devices affinity groups in a cloud computing environment for social and business purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Inventor: Gerald Douglas Hosier, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11233759
    Abstract: Users of personalized messaging systems can encounter message fatigue, thereby reducing the efficacy of a message on its intended recipient. Message fatigue can result in wasted computational resources and bandwidth as messages transmitted over a network to the user's client device are not acted upon at the client device. For applications involving desired user interactions and responses, personalized messaging can be a tool to achieve user engagement targets. The systems and methods presented herein may address several of the technical challenges with personalized messaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Click Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Gao, Michael Brandon Ng, Christopher Mark Jordan, Victor Gao, Adam Berger
  • Patent number: 11227457
    Abstract: An example operation may include one or more of receiving a request to open a storage system, the request comprising an identification of a user that submitted the request, transmitting a notification to one or more stakeholder devices of the storage system indicating the user requests access to the storage system, receiving responses from the one or more stakeholder devices, determining, via a smart contract executing on a blockchain node associated with the storage system, whether to open the storage system based on the received responses and consensus information included in the smart contract, and storing the determination made by the smart contract as a transaction in a blockchain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Neelakant R. Patel
  • Patent number: 11226724
    Abstract: This application relates to performing organizational tasks using a variety of physical operations in a message application. The physical operations can include swiping actions performed by the user of the message application. By performing certain types of swipes on a user interface of the message application, the user can more readily organize messages stored by the message application. The types of swipes can include full swipes, which can execute one or more functions on a message, and partial swipes, which can open up a menu that includes multiple buttons for executing various operations on the message being swiped. Additionally, the direction of the swipe can also determine the functions and operations to be performed on the message being swiped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Mohammed N. Jisrawi, Cristobal Baray, Stephen O. Lemay, Tiffany S. Jon, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Lawrence Y. Yang
  • Patent number: 11190368
    Abstract: Updates to data associated with a communication channel of which a user is not a current member are described herein. In an example, server(s) associated with a group-based communication platform can cause at least one communication channel to be presented via a user interface output via a display of a user computing device operable by a user. The user may not be a current member of the communication channel. The server(s) can receive a request to preview the communication channel and, based at least in part on receiving the request, can cause a preview of the communication channel to be presented via the user interface. The preview can present data associated with the communication channel via the user interface. The server(s) can send, to the user computing device, updated data associated with the communication channel while the preview is being presented via the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Slack Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Lynsey Haynes, Serguei Mourachov, James Scheinblum, Vahakn Papazian, Christopher David Montrois
  • Patent number: 11184317
    Abstract: Functionality is disclosed for providing status updates for email threads. A personal information management (PIM) server application receive a first message and a second message. The PIM server application can extract a first status value from the first message and a second status value from the second message, and can generate a status notification message that includes one or both of the first status value or the second status value. The PIM server application can also receive a third message subsequent to the first and second messages, and extract a third status value from the third message. Subsequently, the status notification message can be updated by replacing the first status value or the second status value with the third status value in the status notification message. In this manner, the status notification message can provide a consolidated view of the latest status of multiple email threads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ivo van Doorn, Matthijs Frans Wessels, Enrico Huijbers, Steven Alexander Hardy, Robert Vos, Markus Petrus Giuseppe Sartor
  • Patent number: 11178251
    Abstract: Managing organization disconnections from a shared resource of a communication platform is described. In a sharing approval repository of a communication platform, a shared resource can be associated with a host organization identifier and a non-host organization identifier. In an example, in response to receiving, from a user computing device associated with the host organization identifier or the non-host organization identifier, a resource disconnection request comprising a disconnecting organization identifier and a resource identifier associated with the shared resource, the sharing approval repository can be updated to add a disconnection indication for the resource identifier in association with the disconnecting organization identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Slack Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Sullivan, Myles Grant, Michael Demmer, Shanan Delp, Sri Vasamsetti
  • Patent number: 11170285
    Abstract: A system is described that determines, based on information associated with a user of a computing device, an event for initiating an interaction between the user and an assistant executing at the computing device. The system selects, based on the event and from a plurality of actions performed by the assistant, at least one action associated with the event. The system determines, based on the at least one action, whether to output a notification of the event which includes an indication of the event and a request to perform the at least one action associated with the event. Responsive to determining to output the notification of the event, the system sends, to the assistant, the notification of the event for output during the interaction between the user and the assistant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventor: Vikram Aggarwal
  • Patent number: 11108874
    Abstract: A service operation is performed using a communication tool. A user selection request is sent. The user selection request includes a rule for selecting a user from a communication group. A user information of the user of the communication group is received based on the rule. A service operation is executed by the user associated to the user information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jing Ji
  • Patent number: 11082373
    Abstract: Disclosed are various approaches for dynamically creating content to present to a user based on an identified intent, or other context, associated with a message (e.g., email). A message that is received from a message server can be analyzed to identify the message content within the message prior to distributing to the recipient client device. Trained intent identification models can be applied to the identified message content to determine an intent, or other type of context, associated with the message. Upon identifying the intent, the message header can be modified to include the intent prior to forwarding the message to the recipient client device. The client device can then display a user interface including the message and a user interface element corresponding to a third-party service. The user interface element can be dynamically generated to include an action component that upon selection, triggers an action associated with the intent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Arjun Kochhar, Suman Aluvala, Arvind Maan, Nitin Sethi, Ramesh Pilla, Shree Harsha Shedigumme
  • Patent number: 11062249
    Abstract: A system is disclosed that sends, through one or more messaging modalities, an electronic message containing a system or user generated unique identifier to at least one recipient on a system or user enabled and controlled list. The system receives a response electronic message containing the unique identifier and response data identified by a symbol. The program verifies the validity of the unique identifier and optionally that a sender of the response message is on the list. If the unique identifier is verified, the program correlates the message response data with the unique identifier and sends an additional message replicating the response data to the controlled list as a reply or update concerning the message. The program repeats the receiving, verifying, and sending to allow further updates on the message using the modality of communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: TELESOLVE, INC.
    Inventors: David S Bower, Kai Zhu
  • Patent number: 11057754
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for operating a wireless communication device in a cellular network, the wireless communication device comprising a communication unit and a controlling appliance, interconnected by a control interface, the communication unit comprising a network access manager unit, the method comprising for the communication unit the steps of: —receiving from the cellular network a network access guidance —handling the received network access guidance at the network access manager unit, —as part of handling the network access guidance, interpreting the received network access guidance and providing information relating to the network access guidance resulting from said interpretation step to the controlling appliance, —ascertaining by means of the control interface from the controlling appliance a response relating to said network access guidance, —handling in the network access manager unit the response relating to said network access guidance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: THALES DIS AIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Florian Denzin, Oliver Michael, Lars Wehmeier
  • Patent number: 11041732
    Abstract: A computing system is can determine a match between a requesting user of a transport service and a matched driver traveling to a pick-up location of the requesting user. Based on the match, the computing system can transmit a trigger signal to the computing device of the requesting user. The trigger signal can cause the computing device of the requesting user to generate a selectable feature that, when selected, cause the computing device to prominently display a specified color on a graphical user interface of the computing device to facilitate a rendezvous between the requesting user and matched driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: UBER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Benjamin Le Cun, John David West
  • Patent number: 11032693
    Abstract: Techniques for use by a mobile device configured to operate in a wireless network for the communication of data messages with a server are described. When the mobile device does not have an open session with the server, the mobile device receives from a service node via the wireless network a message which informs the mobile device that a data message has arrived at the server and needs to be retrieved. The message includes an identifier which identifies the data message at the server. In response to opening an application at the mobile device, the mobile device communicates directly with the server via the wireless network for retrieving the data message. This involves commencing an open session with the server, sending to the server a command for retrieving the data message, and receiving from the server the data message in response to sending the command. The mobile device may use the identifier for retrieving the data message from the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: David Clark, Allan David Lewis, Barry Gilhuly, David Bajar, Nataliya Martsyna, Robbie John Maurice
  • Patent number: 11012826
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus are provided for transmitting a mission critical data (MCData) notification message by a first user equipment (UE) in a communication system by generating an MCData notification message to share disposition information and transmitting the MCData notification message to a second UE. The MCData notification message includes at least one of a notification message identity information element to identify a type of the MCData notification message, a date and time information element to indicate a time when the MCData notification message was sent, a conversation identifier (ID) information element to identify a conversation, and a message ID information element to identify the MCData message within the conversation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Inventors: Vijay Sangameshwara, Nishant Gupta, Sapan Pramodkumar Shah, Siva Prasad Gundur, Basavaraj Jayawant Pattan, Suresh Chitturi, Bhargav Madishetty
  • Patent number: 11012399
    Abstract: A system and method for determining and providing updates of message status for a message sent from a sender mobile device to a recipient mobile device includes a provider system configured to transmit notifications of messages to a recipient device using a push notification service in addition to transmitting the message to the recipient device over a distinct communication path. When a message is received from a sending device, the provider system initiates a push notification, which may be routed through a third-party service, and based on that push notification sends an initial notification of delivery to the sending device. When the recipient device acknowledges successful receipt and processing of the message, the provider system transmits a final delivery notification to the sending device. The use of the push notification service may be based on a determination of a current state of a receiving application executing on the recipient device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Shiladitya Sircar
  • Patent number: 10979551
    Abstract: According to a method for pushing a notification provided in some embodiments of the present disclosure, a to-be-notified event is obtained; a first notification condition and a second notification condition are determined; a first notification page is displayed on the display when the first notification condition is met, to display, to a user, first association information when the first notification condition is met, for example, event status information, to-be-executed behavior information, and operation association information; and a second notification page is displayed on the display when the second notification condition is met after the first notification page is displayed, to display, to the user, second association information when the second notification condition is met. A plurality of notification pages are pushed for a to-be-notified event, and each notification page is pushed when a notification condition is met as the event develops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Guo Zhu, Dawei Li, Ning Ding, Yongning Wang, Bo Ye, Xueyan Huang
  • Patent number: 10963933
    Abstract: A system for exchanging event tickets, including a database, a computing device, one or more mobile devices, including a seller's mobile device and a buyer's mobile device, a network connecting the computing device and the one or more users' mobile devices, a plurality of modules including authentication module, a geolocation information module for tracking geolocations of the one or more users' mobile devices, a tickets information module, a notifications module, a negotiations platform module, and a confirmation platform module for facilitating an exchange of tickets, wherein the geolocation information module tracks the geolocations of the one or more users' mobile devices and verifies that the geolocations of the seller's mobile device and the buyer's mobile device are within a same venue as a prerequisite to the confirmation platform module facilitating an exchange of tickets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: SLIDEBI LLC
    Inventor: Jarrett Morris
  • Patent number: 10953852
    Abstract: An autonomous vehicle including a communication system in communication with a computing system. The computing system runs computer-executable instructions that may examine a profile of a passenger. The computer-executable instructions may include authenticating between the passenger and the autonomous vehicle through the communication system, such that the authenticating results in a successful authentication of a first audible authentication signal and a second audible authentication signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: GM Cruise Holdings, LLC.
    Inventor: Govindarajan Krishnamurthi
  • Patent number: 10938767
    Abstract: In general, techniques of this disclosure may enable a computing device to defer output of a reengagement type notification until the computing device determines that a user is likely to engage with the application or service that generated the notification, as opposed to ignoring or dismissing the notification and/or the application or service. In this way, by precisely controlling its output, the described techniques may enable a computing device to increase a likelihood that a reengagement notification will succeed in reengaging a user with the application or service associated with the notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Richard Wren, Allyson E. Tong, Christophe François Chu, Julia Claire Reynolds, Justin R. Barber, Madeleine D. Mellor, Selim Flavio Cinek
  • Patent number: 10893317
    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: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: TITAN HEALTH & SECURITY TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Vic A. Merjanian, Eduardo Juarez, Ryan Khalili, Daniel Wallengren, Serene Nasser, Ed Merjanian
  • Patent number: 10893110
    Abstract: A service operation is performed using a communication tool. A user selection request is sent. The user selection request includes a rule for selecting a user from a communication group. A user information of the user of the communication group is received based on the rule. A service operation is executed by the user associated to the user information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jing Ji
  • Patent number: 10873675
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a display screen and a display controller. The display screen displays a first message corresponding to a first event occurring in the information processing apparatus. The display controller controls, in a case where a second event occurs while the first message is being displayed on the display screen, a display mode of a second message corresponding to the second event, based on a relationship between the first event and the second event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihide Fujii, Masatoshi Tagawa, Naoko Sato
  • Patent number: 10867286
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include a multi-user, multi-device alarm system, which, according to some embodiments, maintains the confirmation status of the alarm creator and participants, any communications between the alarm creator and participants, and user management functionality. Embodiments include systems and methods for configuring and executing different types of alarms, including personal alarms, group alarms, buddy alarms, and team alarms. The same or alternative embodiments may include cascading notifications to participants of an alarm until the alarm creator or one of the participants marks the alarm as done.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Acintyo, Inc.
    Inventor: Pradeep Singh
  • Patent number: 10855633
    Abstract: A method of messaging control is implemented in a plant wide monitoring apparatus. A computer based framework infrastructure communicates with monitoring applications throughout the plant that are implemented on computers, monitors and computer-based applications. Sensors are placed on machinery and monitors receive sensor signals and generate event signals in response to defined physical occurrences, such as when vibration in a machine is exceeding a defined limit or a sensor is failing. A messaging application in the framework infrastructure generates messages corresponding to the event signals. The messages are transmitted to users based on send rules and suppression rules, which are user configurable. The send rules identify messages to be sent or not sent to a particular user based on characteristics of event signals. The suppression rules prevent the transmission of a message based on both the content of a particular event signal plus an external factor, such as a prior event signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Computational Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher G. Hilemon, Anthony J. Hayzen, William L. Sells, Trevor Duncan Schleiss, Manikandan Janardhanan
  • Patent number: 10848910
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for using contextual information to determine an appropriate response in a system that includes a device paired with an accessory device. The contextual information can be sourced from local sensors, received communications, and information stored on a device within the system. Stored parameters in the system allow flexibility and configurability in evaluating the contextual information. Using feedback obtained after actions taken based on the contextual information allows the system to adapt to better meet the needs of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventors: Yoon Kean Wong, Andrew James Witte, Matthew David Hornyak, Eric Bernard Migicovsky, Mark Solomon
  • Patent number: 10819865
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a display screen and a display controller. The display screen displays a first message corresponding to a first event occurring in the information processing apparatus. The display controller controls, in a case where a second event occurs while the first message is being displayed on the display screen, a display mode of a second message corresponding to the second event, based on a relationship between the first event and the second event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihide Fujii, Masatoshi Tagawa, Naoko Sato
  • Patent number: 10820165
    Abstract: A method for using a mobile software application for deleting or recalling unwanted messages on a mobile device before it is delivered to the intended recipient is provided. The software application operates by running on top of the resident messaging application on the mobile device. For example, the application caches the message for specified amount of time and thereby sets a length of delay. The user has the application on the mobile device and the message is composed on the OST application and the application software keeps the message in a buffer for a predetermined amount of time after the user selects to send the message such that if the user regrets sending the message, it can be deleted or recalled before the message leaves the mobile device. Other advantages that are understood from the present disclosure will further be apparent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: ON SECOND THOUGHT, INC.
    Inventor: Maci Peterson
  • Patent number: 10802469
    Abstract: A building automation server may include a memory that is configured to store a log of geo-fence crossing events including one or more parameters associated with a mobile device. A communications module may be configured to communicate with the mobile device and to receive the one or more parameters associated with the mobile device. A controller may be configured to process the log to diagnose the geo-fencing functionality and, in some cases, to identify one or more corrective actions. In some cases, the controller may be configured to provide the one or more corrective actions to the communications module for output to an external device. In some cases, an external device such as a mobile device may be configured to display messages pertaining to the one or more corrective actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Ademco Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan P. Frenz, Kevin L. Weirich
  • Patent number: 10791182
    Abstract: This disclosure pertains to device-monitoring systems, and in particular (but not exclusively) to detecting and deterring unauthorized use of electronic systems at distinct locations and during specific time periods. An apparatus consistent with the present disclosure includes logic, at least partially implemented in hardware, to receive an entrance message. The entrance message may include at least one policy for the manner to which a device is to be operated when present within a device restricted area. The apparatus may also include logic to send an acknowledgement notification to indicate receipt of the entrance message and an agreement to abide by the at least one policy. Furthermore, the apparatus may also include logic to detect an attempt to execute an action contrary to the at least one policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Yuri I. Krimon, David I. Poisner
  • Patent number: 10764954
    Abstract: A communications method of a wearable device, a communications system, and a related device are disclosed, which are applied to a communications technology field. In the communications method of a wearable device, if a second BLUETOOTH connection between user equipment and the wearable device is disconnected, a first BLUETOOTH connection between a network connection device and the wearable device is established, so that the network connection device may send, to the wearable device through the first BLUETOOTH connection, first information sent by the user equipment through a third communication connection to the network connection device. In this way, indirect communication between the user equipment and the wearable device is implemented by using the network connection device, so that the user equipment and the wearable device are not limited by a communication range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Qinliang Zhang, Yu Zhu
  • Patent number: 10750333
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a device that determines a movement of a first communication device toward a local device until a presence of the first communication device is within a vicinity of the local device. In response to the presence of the first communication device being within the vicinity of the local device, a textual transcription of a voice call between the first communication device and a second communication device is presented on a display device communicatively coupled to the local device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Ankur Bansal, Javier Gerardo Arboleda, Matthew Anthony Bojorquez, Cameron Broome, Amber Lynette Browning, Sunija Christelda, Brian Comilang, Khine Htun, Abraar Hussain, Sasha Ng, Nimisha Shah, Michael Siruno
  • Patent number: 10739730
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing a notification are described. An apparatus for providing a notification to a watch or a smart watch can receive a signal that contains an indication of a notification. The apparatus for providing a notification to a watch or a smart watch can provide a signal to a display in order to display the notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: University of Alaska Anchorage
    Inventor: Kristian Smith
  • Patent number: 10721086
    Abstract: Methods and systems for balanced conformity in chat conversations are disclosed. A method includes: collecting, by a computing device, data from an ongoing group chat; determining, by the computing device, a baseline tone for a plurality of participants in the ongoing group chat using the collected data; determining, by the computing device, a current tone for the plurality of participants in the ongoing group chat using the collected data; determining, by the computing device, a conformity risk score using the baseline tone and the current tone for the plurality of participants in the ongoing group chat; and in response to determining that the conformity risk score exceeds a first predetermined threshold, the computing device automatically inviting an additional participant to join the ongoing group chat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESSS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Trudy L. Hewitt, Jeremy R. Fox, John Kennedy, Liam S. Harpur
  • Patent number: 10715682
    Abstract: An electronic device comprising: a display; a communication unit; a storage configured to store response method data in which pre-set keywords and response methods corresponding to incoming calls are associated with each other; and a processor configured to, when an incoming call containing a text message comes in, acquire the response method data that is stored in the storage and execute a process relating to the incoming call according to a response method that is defined in the response method data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihito Hatanaka, Tomoki Iwaizumi, Hisae Honma, Kousuke Nagase, Tomohiro Sudou
  • Patent number: 10708211
    Abstract: Computer implemented methods, systems and computer readable media are provided for processing and managing electronic messaging. In one example, a system includes a client interface for enabling access to users of the electronic messaging system. Each user is provided with an inbox for electronically receiving messages and a sent box for electronically sending messages. The client interface is configured to receive an input for setting a lifetime setting for a message that is composed by a sender to a recipient via the client interface. Further provided is processing logic of the electronic messaging system for tracking messages having a lifetime setting and processing logic for deleting a message having a lifetime setting after expiration of a time period defined by the lifetime setting. The deleting is configured to remove the message from the sent box of the sender and the inbox of the recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventors: Jason M. Penilla, Albert S. Penilla, C. Douglass Thomas
  • 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: 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: 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: 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