Special Service Patents (Class 455/414.1)
  • Patent number: 11327712
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a receiver, a shared information unit, a transmitter, a voice recognition unit, and an application execution unit. The receiver is configured to receive a voice signal and information from a second apparatus. The shared information unit is configured to create shared information shared by both the apparatus and the second apparatus based on the information received from the second apparatus. The transmitter is configured to transmit the shared information to the second apparatus. The voice recognition unit is configured to analyze the voice signal. The application execution unit is configured to execute an application based on a result generated by the voice recognition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Onohara, Roka Ueda, Keishi Daini, Taichi Yoshio, Yuji Kawabe, Seizi Iwayagano, Takuma Higo, Eri Sakai
  • Patent number: 11328205
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems, non-transitory computer-readable media, and methods that utilize featureless supervised or unsupervised machine learning to generate service provider match predictions based on raw communication data. In one or more embodiments, the disclosed systems utilize a trained service provider match neural network to generate a service provider match prediction based on raw communication data associated with an incoming audio, text, or video communication. In response to the generated service provider match prediction, the disclosed systems can route the incoming communication to the matched service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: TALKDESK, INC.
    Inventor: Jafar Adibi
  • Patent number: 11330402
    Abstract: Techniques for communicating entity references in messaging groups are described. In one embodiment, an apparatus may comprise a client messaging component operative to receive a message at a recipient client device from a messaging system, the recipient client device associated with a recipient user account, the message comprising an entity reference, the message addressed to a message thread; and extract an augmentation element for the entity reference from the message; and a user interface component operative to display the augmentation element in a message thread display for the message thread on the recipient client device. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: META PLATFORMS, INC.
    Inventors: Vinodh Jayaram, Jeremy Olivier Barre, Andrew Cairns Moxon
  • Patent number: 11328724
    Abstract: According to examples, an apparatus may include a processor and a memory on which are stored machine readable instructions that when executed by the processor cause the processor to access a voice command file pertaining to a data file and to send the voice command file to at least one of a server and a voice services provider, in which the voice services provider is to translate the voice command file to a workflow task message and to send the workflow task message to the server. The instructions may also cause the processor to receive the workflow task message from the server and execute a workflow task on the data file corresponding to the received workflow task message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Marcus Allen Thomas
  • Patent number: 11323977
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, a user equipment and a base station are provided for implementing location area update. In the method, the UE obtains a judgment result by determining whether there is data to be transmitted currently, when a radio access network-based location area update (RLAU) is triggered, where the data to be transmitted is one of service data and signaling data. The UE determines a second message based on the judgment result and a first message, where the first message is an original connection resume request message, and the second message carries a cause value requesting for resuming connection. The UE transmits the second message to the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Software co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xiaowei Jiang
  • Patent number: 11323956
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for operating a device characterized in that it comprises the following steps of, performed by a processing unit of the device: determining (a) that a notification is to be outputted through a user interface of the device during an unavailability time period; postponing (b) outputting said notification until after the occurrence of an event indicative of the availability of a user of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Orange
    Inventor: Zhihong Guo
  • Patent number: 11320278
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for time-based multiple automobile travel coordination. Aspects include creating a travel coordination group having at least two participants and obtaining a current position and a destination location for each of the at least two participants. Aspects also include determining an estimated travel time for each of the at least two participants based at least in part on the current position and the destination location for each of the at least two participants. Aspects further include coordinating travel plans for each of the at least two participants based at least in part on the estimated travel time of each of the at least two participants, wherein the coordination includes determining a departure time for each of the at least two participants such that each of the at least two participants will arrive at the destination location within a threshold amount of time from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lei Huang, Hovey Raymond Strong
  • Patent number: 11317282
    Abstract: Intelligent systems for detecting SIM swap in mobile devices, wherein if a user requests access to an account via a mobile device, a mobile device application (MDA) sends the request along with mobile device ID and IMSI. If all information received from the MDA matches information stored in memory, the user can access the account. If the mobile device ID or IMSI received from the MDA do not match the mobile device ID or IMSI stored in memory, a social intelligence module compares a mobile device user profile with a profile for a user associated with the account ID. If the mobile device user profile matches or is within a confidence level of the profile for the user associated with the account ID, the user can access the account. Otherwise, additional methods to validate the user may be implemented to prevent possible fraudsters from accessing the account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Udaya Kumar Raju Ratnakaram, Praveena Maddamsetty
  • Patent number: 11314480
    Abstract: A system is provided for streaming media content in a vehicle. The system includes a personal media streaming appliance system configured to connect to a media delivery system and receive media content from the media delivery system at least via a cellular network. The personal media streaming appliance system operates to transmit a media signal representative to the received media content to a vehicle media playback system so that the vehicle media playback system operates to play the media content in the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Spotify AB
    Inventors: Mats Barvesten, Andreas Cedborg, Johan Oskarsson, Björn Nilsson
  • Patent number: 11317151
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media may be operable to facilitate recording scheduling based on calendar information. A multimedia device may track viewing history by one or more devices and/or one or more users, and the multimedia device may maintain a view count for one or more programs being viewed at certain times. The multimedia device may receive calendar information associated with one or more users, wherein the calendar information includes one or more calendar entries. The multimedia device may determine whether any time slots associated with the calendar entries overlap or encompass any time slots associated with one or more programs that are typically viewed according to the viewing history, and if a time slot associated with a calendar entry does overlap or encompass a time slot of one or more programs, the multimedia device may automatically schedule the one or more programs for recording.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventor: Praveen Girish
  • Patent number: 11303458
    Abstract: A method at a network element for processing a first message destined for an intelligent transportation system station, the method including receiving from a sending entity, or generating, the first message at the network element; based on a source or contents of the first message, performing one of: discarding the first message; or modifying the first message to provide an indication to the intelligent transportation system station of checks the intelligent transportation system does not need to perform, thereby creating a second message; and forwarding the second message to the intelligent transportation system station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Stephen John Barrett, John Octavius Goyo
  • Patent number: 11303754
    Abstract: One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods for ringless voicemail detection are provided. In an example, a first call attempt to a phone number may be detected. In response to detecting a second call attempt to the phone number occurring within a first threshold timespan of the first call attempt being detected, first processing of the second call attempt is withheld. In response to the first call attempt being cancelled within a second threshold timespan of the first call attempt being detected, second processing of the second call attempt is performed based upon a policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Allen Haltom, Kent Lanier Hallford, Jr., Nayankumar Suryakant Patel, Lulia Ann Barakat
  • Patent number: 11295563
    Abstract: A method of advertisement filtering including receiving advertisements from a multiple of access controls; filtering the received advertisements based on a credential on the mobile device; comparing the filtered received advertisements and determining a user intent to access a particular access control in response to the comparing and to a destination intent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Adam Kuenzi, Jonah J. Harkema, Steve Switzer
  • Patent number: 11295599
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method for creating, controlling, and generating event driven customized reminders associated with precise indoor or outdoor locations using one or more small base units, such as a transmitter or beacon, at the desired locations, continual or continuous or movement triggered Short Range Communication (SRC), and software running on a mobile device, such as a mobile phone are described herein. When the mobile device comes within communication range of any base unit employing SRC, e.g., located by the back door or office door, or when the mobile device comes within SRC of any base unit that is triggered by movement of said base unit, where said base unit is mounted on a door, employing an accelerometer and SRC, the system generates a conditional and predefined, by the user, alert and or message on the mobile device and or on the base unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Did U Remember to LLC
    Inventors: Christine Lee Unnold, Robert Mathias Unnold
  • Patent number: 11295314
    Abstract: A system and method for management of automobile recalls functions through a unified recall campaign user interface (UI) web-accessible to an original equipment manufacturer (OEM). The system utilizes both first-party (OEM) data and state registration data to identify vehicle owners by vehicle identification number (VIN). Enhancement data is used to provide contact information, whereby vehicle owners may be contacted concerning a recall repair through multiple channels. The system utilizes feedback during a recall and from previous recalls, as well as segmentation of vehicle owners by behavioral and attitudinal parameters, to optimize the channel(s) and message(s) used in order to maximize recall response. The system further utilizes various feeds of information concerning the recall to optimize recall repair parts distribution among dealers and dealer workforce utilization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Acxiom LLC
    Inventors: Ahmed Kamal Tahir, Gautam Ghosh, Jacob Reed, Joseph Alan Forrester, Michael R. Spadafore, Danielle Alsup
  • Patent number: 11288708
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for using biometric data from an individual to determine at least one emotion, mood, physical state, or mental state (“state”) of the individual, which is then used, either alone or together with other data, to provide the individual with certain web-based data. In one embodiment of the present invention, a Web host is in communication with at least one network device, where each network device is operated by an individual and is configured to communicate biometric data of the individual to the Web host. The Web host is then configured to use the biometric data to determine at least one state of the individual. The determined state, either alone or together with other data (e.g., interest data), is then used to provide the individual with certain content (e.g., web-based data) or to perform a particular action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventors: Robin S Slomkowski, Richard A Rothschild
  • Patent number: 11287151
    Abstract: An example method for thermally preconditioning a meeting space includes determining that a meeting is electronically scheduled for a meeting space for a plurality of attendees. A thermal preconditioning setpoint for the meeting space is determined based on individual thermal preferences of the plurality of attendees, and a historical setpoint of the meeting space. A time required to achieve the thermal preconditioning setpoint is determined based on the thermal preconditioning setpoint and a temperature of the meeting space before the scheduled meeting. Thermal preconditioning of the meeting space is initiated based on the determined thermal preconditioning setpoint and the determined time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Saurabh Kumar Sinha, Prakash Jayvant Nitsure, Ankit Sarin
  • Patent number: 11283932
    Abstract: Various communication systems may benefit from improved voice call support. For example, it may be helpful for a user equipment in a first radio access technology that may not support voice calls to initiate a voice call with a second radio access technology. A method includes initiating a voice call between a user equipment to an entity in a second radio access technology cell. The user equipment is located in a first radio access technology cell. The method also includes registering the user equipment with the second radio access technology cell. In addition, the method includes conducting the voice call with the entity via the second radio access technology cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventors: Devaki Chandramouli, Curt Wong
  • Patent number: 11278177
    Abstract: Provided are cleaning control method and device for a cleaning robot, a cleaning robot, an electronic device and a non-transitory computer readable storage medium. The method includes: controlling the cleaning robot to proceed and triggering a collision detector disposed at the cleaning robot to emit a trigger signal; controlling the cleaning robot to recede a first distance according to the trigger signal; controlling the cleaning robot to rotate in place, and a proceeding direction of the cleaning robot is in parallel with a contour line of an obstacle or a tangent thereof; and controlling the cleaning robot to proceed according to the proceeding direction, and controlling a distance between the cleaning robot and the obstacle to be maintained within a pre-set distance range during proceeding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Inventors: Zhouxiong Lin, Zexuan Fan, Ke Li, Cong Hou, Chun Luan
  • Patent number: 11283919
    Abstract: In an illustrative embodiment, a user device may block all the phone numbers used by an enterprise. When an enterprise wants to call the user, the enterprise may notify the user device through a separate secure channel that an enterprise phone number is in the process of making a phone call to the user device. The secure channel may include an authentication server that may request the user device to unblock the enterprise phone number. An incoming phone call from the enterprise phone number therefore can be trusted. After the phone call is terminated, the user device may again block the enterprise phone number. An attacker may not have access to the authentication server and a phone call from the attacker with a spoofed enterprise phone number (now blocked) may be dropped by the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: PINDROP SECURITY, INC.
    Inventors: Payas Gupta, Terry Nelms, II
  • Patent number: 11281762
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for facilitating account login, wherein the method is implemented by a first server that is associated with a first account. In some embodiments, the method comprises receiving, from a terminal device, a request to log into a second account associated with a second server, wherein the request includes a first identifier associated with the first account and a second identifier associated with the second server. The method further comprises generating account information to be transmitted to the second server based on the first identifier; and transmitting the account information to the second server based on the second identifier; wherein the transmission of the account information enables the second account to be automatically logged into at the second server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LIMITED
    Inventor: Jie Hua
  • Patent number: 11277298
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for presenting content items. In one aspect, a method includes identifying an opportunity to present a content item at a device and in a manner that precludes a user from accessing content of one or more applications executing on the device. Data relating to a status of each of the one or more applications are identified. A level of urgency for a user to access content of the one or more applications is determined based on the data. A response to the opportunity to present a content item is selected based on the level of urgency for the user to access content of the one or more applications. The response is selected from a first response that causes presentation of the content item and a second response that precludes presentation of the content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Wook Jin Chung
  • Patent number: 11277362
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to delaying content from being sent when it is determined to be inappropriate. Inappropriate content may be determined by keywords within the content, speed at which the content is entered in, facial expression of a sender who is entering in the content or the like. A sent message confirming that the content has been delivered to a receiver device may be provided to a sender device when the content has been held. This may provide a cool down period for the sender. After a period of time, the content may be provided back to the sender indicating that the content has not been sent. If approved or revised, the content may be sent to the receiver device. Otherwise, sending the content may be cancelled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinichi Akama, Shigeyuki Seko
  • Patent number: 11276087
    Abstract: A method of providing targeted content across user channels includes receiving a plurality of device activity events on a user device, storing the received plurality of device activity events, creating an audience population based on the stored device activity events, determining links for additional secondary user devices based on the user device, creating a cross-channel advertising campaign targeting the determined audience population, and running the cross-channel advertising campaign based on the device activity and the determined additional secondary user devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Media Inc.
    Inventors: Eliot L. Pearson, Elena Hearty, Jay Crystal, Douglas Weltman, Marcy Stone
  • Patent number: 11276406
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for hotword detection on multiple devices are disclosed. In one aspect, a method includes the actions of receiving audio data that corresponds to an utterance. The actions further include determining that the utterance likely includes a particular, predefined hotword. The actions further include transmitting (i) data indicating that the computing device likely received the particular, predefined hotword, (ii) data identifying the computing device, and (iii) data identifying a group of nearby computing devices that includes the computing device. The actions further include receiving an instruction to commence speech recognition processing on the audio data. The actions further include in response to receiving the instruction to commence speech recognition processing on the audio data, processing at least a portion of the audio data using an automated speech recognizer on the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Diego Melendo Casado, Alexander H. Gruenstein, Jakob Nicolaus Foerster
  • Patent number: 11272455
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to dynamic frequency selection (DFS) for wake up radio (WUR). An embodiment of a storage medium includes instructions to cause operations including select, by a primary access point (AP), a surrogate AP to communicate with a wake up radio of a station that is associated with the primary AP operating on a Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) channel; provide, by the primary AP to the surrogate AP, wake up radio parameters negotiated between the station and the primary AP; cause, by the primary AP, the surrogate AP to send a wake up signal to the station, the wake up signal to cause the wake up radio of the station to enable a primary connectivity radio of the station; and exchange, by the primary AP, data with the station via the primary connectivity radio after the primary connectivity radio is enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Gaurav Patwardhan, Eldad Perahia
  • Patent number: 11265708
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to the technical field of wireless communications, especially a method and device for joining an access node group (APG), for use in resolving the problem in the prior art of an access node being unable to join an APG securely. In the embodiments of the present invention, the access node performs network layer two-way authentication with a local service center after determining to join the APG; and the access node performs network configuration according to configuration information in a network configuration message after receiving the network configuration message sent by the local service center. Therefore, an APG corresponding to a user equipment follows the user equipment, and at the same time, it can be ensured that an access node may join the APG securely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: DATANG MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shanzhi Chen, Zhonglin Chen, Ming Ai
  • Patent number: 11249871
    Abstract: Provided are a device for providing a response operation corresponding to a device usage inquiry and a method of controlling the device. The method of controlling a device for providing a response operation corresponding to a device usage inquiry may include: receiving a user input corresponding to the device usage inquiry; classifying the device usage inquiry by analyzing the received user input corresponding to the device usage inquiry; extracting operation scenario information corresponding to a result of the classifying the device usage inquiry; and executing preset response operations of the device based on the operation scenario information, wherein the classifying includes classifying the device usage inquiry by inputting the user input of the device usage inquiry to a learning model that is a pre-generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Man-un Jeong, Seo-young Jo, Chang-hwan Choi
  • Patent number: 11252049
    Abstract: A method for providing individualized communication service includes (1) recognizing a first client being communicatively coupled to a first local communication network, (2) determining an identity of the first client, (3) transporting first data between the first client and a first operator communication network, using the first local communication network in accordance with a first service profile associated with the first client, and (4) transporting the first data using the first operator communication network in accordance with the first service profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian A. Scriber, Brian Stahlhammer, Darshak Thakore, Martha Lurie Lyons, Sanjay Patel, Stephen Arendt, Anju Ahuja
  • Patent number: 11250460
    Abstract: Disclosed is a plurality of computer servers operating a rewards-based, universal, integrated code base in which each respective platform operating on the code base agrees to an information exchange, payment and rewards framework. The rewards-based, universal, integrated code base is a single code base including an aggregation of each respective platform and which enables at least one or more of rewards, payments and data sharing between each respective platform in the rewards-based, universal, integrated code base such that users do not open or close different platforms. Full participation in obtaining and redeeming rewards for interacting with the rewards-based, universal, integrated code base through messaging, reviewing, purchasing, bidding on offers, etc., is achieved via an authorized user device for access to the rewards-based, universal, integrated code base. Data gathered through user interactions can be aggregated and monetized and can yield additional rewards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Phinge Corporation
    Inventor: Robert Charles DeMaio
  • Patent number: 11245799
    Abstract: A system for tracking the location of an electronic device includes an electronic device and a wireless location tag. The wireless location tag includes a microcontroller unit, and a modular connector interface configured to be communicatively coupled to a port of the electronic device. The wireless location tag is configured to establish an Internet connection to one or more backend electronic devices in response to detecting that the wireless location tag has been communicatively coupled to the port of the electronic device, obtain identifying information that is associated with the electronic device, and identify tag identifying information associated with the wireless location tag. The wireless location tag is also configured to send one or more instructions to the one or more backend electronic devices via the Internet connection, and send one or more ping messages to the one or more backend electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Fritz Francis Ebner, Matthew Dylan Coene, Aaron Zachary Borden, Matthew David Levesque
  • Patent number: 11245482
    Abstract: A system comprises a first server including a port, a memory, a processor operatively coupled to the port and memory, and a service application for execution by the processor. The service application is configured to: receive identification information related to an over-the-air radio broadcast via the port of the first server, wherein the identification information is transmitted to the first server using a radio broadcast receiver remote from the first server; communicate a request for automatic content recognition (ACR) of an Internet-based streaming version of the over-the-air radio broadcast; and receive metadata associated with the over-the-air radio broadcast in response to the request and initiate transmission of the metadata to the radio broadcast receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Ibiquity Digital Corporation
    Inventor: Robert Michael Dillon
  • Patent number: 11238073
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and systems for Semantics Node functions which provide semantics support in machine-to-machine systems. In an example, a Semantic node may manage semantics resources capable of being discovered, retrieved, or validated by other devices. In another example, the Semantics Node may be discovered by other nodes, and semantics resources may be discovered with subscription mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Convida Wireless, LLC
    Inventors: Lijun Dong, William Robert Flynn, IV, Dale N. Seed, Paul L. Russell, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11240375
    Abstract: There are provided systems and methods of using the systems to make telecommunications. The systems and methods include application software on a user phone, and a telecommunications apparatus, or computer communication network, configured to make communications for the user. The system permits the user to carry out steps including opening the software app on a mobile phone, as a source telephone; making a communication with a target telephone of another through the app; and receiving a response to the communication, where the response includes a GPS location of the target telephone. The GPS location is displayed on the telephone user interface of the source telephone. In the systems, the numeric telephone identification of the source telephone device, and/or the numeric telephone identification of the target telephone device may be masked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Softrend IPL, LLC
    Inventor: Maqsood A. Thange
  • Patent number: 11240331
    Abstract: Methods and devices for causing a communications session between a first device and a second device to end based on lack of speech activity are described herein. In some embodiments, non-speech may be detected for both the first device and the second device. If the non-speech associated with the first device is determined to occur at a substantially same time as the non-speech associated with the second device, then this may indicate that no individuals are talking within earshot of their respective devices. Furthermore, the non-speech detected by the first device and the non-speech detected by the second device may both be of an amount of time that is greater than a predefined temporal threshold. If so, then the communications session may be caused to end because speech activity has not been detected by either device for more than the predefined temporal threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mario Chenier, Tony Roy Hardie, Nawdesh Uppal, Brian Oliver, Ran Mokady
  • Patent number: 11238505
    Abstract: A model trading method, system, and computer program product include extracting a feature-model list from a first application and a feature-model list from a second application on a device, creating a price model for a price for each feature-model of the feature-model list of the second application that matches a feature-model of the feature-model list for the first application, and facilitating feature-model trading between the first application and the second application based on the feature-model list and the price model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vijay Ekambaram, Syed Ali Hashim Moosavi, Swati Rallapalli
  • Patent number: 11226084
    Abstract: A stage light with an additional visual effect includes a main light source and a lampshade, the main light source being located at a bottom of the lampshade. The stage light further includes at least one effect light source and at least one light-transmitting plate located at a light outlet of the lampshade. The effect light source and the main light source are controlled independently of each other. The light-transmitting plate has a first surface and a second surface, and a first side and a second side connecting to the first surface and the second surface, respectively. At least part of the light emitted by the effect light source enters from the first side and exits from the second side. The light emitting by the effect light source exits from the second side, so that the second side is illuminated, which decorates the stage light itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Inventor: Weikai Jiang
  • Patent number: 11228347
    Abstract: Aspects of this disclosure relate to user equipment assisted multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) downlink configuration. Features are described for a user equipment determination of a desired transmission mode and/or active set of serving nodes for wireless communication service(s). The user equipment may submit a request for the desired mode and/or nodes to a network controller such as a baseband unit. The user equipment may subsequently receive a configuration for the requested wireless communication service(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: XCOM Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter John Black, Matthew Stuart Grob, Michael Mingxi Fan, Tamer Adel Kadous
  • Patent number: 11227600
    Abstract: In one example, a method includes method comprising: receiving audio data generated by a microphone of a current computing device; identifying, based on the audio data, one or more computing devices that each emitted a respective audio signal in response to speech reception being activated at the current computing device; and selecting either the current computing device or a particular computing device from the identified one or more computing devices to satisfy a spoken utterance determined based on the audio data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventor: Jian Wei Leong
  • Patent number: 11223943
    Abstract: A communications management system for implementing a freeze on electronic transactions. For example, a device management system provides a means of preventing the porting of at least one communication device account—such as a cellular phone number—from one carrier to another through a list of identifiers that include phone numbers, device identifiers, or personal identifiers that have been enrolled in the device management system through an interface by an authorized user. Advantageously, the device management system provides a revision to the existing phone porting architecture and enables fraud detection and prevention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Payfone, Inc.
    Inventors: Rodger Desai, Jeffrey Naujok, Christopher Cunningham, Greg Bonin
  • Patent number: 11218567
    Abstract: Example approaches for providing recommendations for connecting to servers are described. In an example, a category, from a plurality of categories, is identified for each of a plurality of servers providing a respective service. each server is grouped under the category identified for the respective server. The category indicates a recommendation for connecting to servers grouped under the category. The category is associated with a service, from a plurality of services, provided by the respective server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventor: Swetha Nandyalam Suresh
  • Patent number: 11218945
    Abstract: Embodiments of this application disclose an access control method, a terminal, and an access network device. The method includes: receiving, by an access network device, indication information; determining, by the access network device, a terminal as a terminal in high-speed movement based on the indication information; performing, by the access network device, a timing operation; when a time of the timing operation exceeds a preset time threshold, calculating, by the access network device, a moving speed of the terminal; and when the moving speed of the terminal is less than a preset speed threshold, forbidding, by the access network device, the terminal to access a cell of the access network device, where the cell of the access network device is a dedicated cell of a terminal located in a high-speed moving vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Le Yan, Yi Guo
  • Patent number: 11218432
    Abstract: Inquiry data from one or more sources (e.g., client devices) may be analyzed to determine if key terms, date terms, and locality terms are indicative of an event to occur at a locality during one or more dates. Events that are detected may be communicated (e.g., via an electronic message(s)). An owner of a property may receive the electronic message(s) that are communicated for detected events and the owner may act to garner interest in stays at their property. Travelers searching for a property to stay at during the event may receive the electronic message(s) in the form of an offer (e.g., an email, a text message, a Tweet, a newsletter, etc.). The inquiry data may be received in real time and/or may be accessed from a data store. The Inquiry data may be curated to remove non-essential information and/or to include edited key terms, date terms, and locality terms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: HomeAway.com, Inc.
    Inventor: Brent T. Schneeman
  • Patent number: 11218388
    Abstract: A Tenant request to subscribe to an Application is received. A Service that the Application consumes is determined. The Tenant is determined to be new to the Service. In response to determining the Tenant is new, a subscription of the Tenant is provided in the Service, and the Application is added to the subscription.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Peter Eberlein
  • Patent number: 11212742
    Abstract: A UPF element selection method includes: judging, by a SMF element, whether a target RAN node is connected to a current UPF element; if not, determining that a user terminal is moved out of a current UPF service area; sending, by the SMF element, a resource acquisition request to a NRF, a resource response message including a UPF list, wherein the UPF list includes a UPF address, and a service application ID list supported by the UPF element; receiving, by the SMF element, the resource response message fed back by the NRF; judging, by the SMF element, whether a current service application ID carried by the user terminal belongs to the service application ID list supported by the UPF element; and if yes, accessing the user terminal to a target UPF element. A UPF element selection device using the UPF element selection method is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: DATANG MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT CO., LTD
    Inventor: Jiande Xi
  • Patent number: 11212091
    Abstract: A method for pairing a first terminal, called a communications terminal, seeking to transmit and receive data with a second terminal, called an acceptor terminal. The method includes: a first non-secured pairing phase for pairing the transactional terminal with the communications terminal, delivering at least one pairing parameter for pairing with the communications terminal, by using a first radio-type bidirectional wireless communications channel; a second phase of secured pairing of the transactional terminal with the communications terminal, the second pairing phase implementing a second unidirectional communications channel used by the transactional terminal to transmit a piece of securing data from the first communications channel to the communications terminal, as a function of the at least one parameter for pairing with the communications terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: INGENICO INC.
    Inventor: Christopher Rotsaert
  • Patent number: 11206237
    Abstract: A specification of a logic flow for automatically interacting with a message recipient is received. The logic flow specifies a dynamic interaction between a plurality of different communication channels for the message recipient. The logic flow is deployed including by automatically sending a first message to the message recipient via a first communication channel, receiving an indication provided in response to a plurality of response options provided in the first message, and in response to the indication, automatically sending a second message associated with the indication via a second communication channel that is different from the first communication channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: ManyChat, Inc.
    Inventors: Mikael Yan, Anton Gorin, Dmitry Kushnikov
  • Patent number: 11205440
    Abstract: A sound playback system and an output sound adjusting method thereof are disclosed. The method includes the following steps: receiving an input sound signal from a user, wherein the input sound signal includes a voice signal indicating the age of the user; transmitting the input sound signal to a remote voice system; performing a voice recognition process according to the voice signal of the input sound signal to obtain a voice recognition result; adjusting a gain value of each frequency band of an output sound signal according to the voice recognition result; and transmitting the output sound signal to a near-end electronic device to output the output sound signal to be heard by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: PIXART IMAGING INC.
    Inventors: Kuo-Ping Yang, Kuo-Wei Kao, Kai-Yuan Hsiao, Jian-Ying Li
  • Patent number: 11202127
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes methods, processes and systems for notification of the availability of real-time streaming video of an event of interest to a first user, where the video may be streamed to the system by a user. In one illustrative embodiment, a multiple layer social media aspect may be used for organizing users to receive notifications and receiving videos. The system may aggregate video streams from multiple users to allow display through the system accessible to any subscribing user. The system may further allow for real-time commenting and feedback to be provided by users to the uploading user or to a subject of the video. User data may be sorted by followings, teams and other information in databases for management and access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Inventors: Jason Turley, Trevyn Andrew Meyer
  • Patent number: 11199965
    Abstract: One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods for facilitating user input are provided. For example, a keyboard display trigger event for a computing device may be identified (e.g., a user interacting with a text input interface). Responsive to identifying the keyboard display trigger event, a virtual keyboard may be displayed through the computing device. The virtual keyboard may comprise virtual keys that are displayed along a periphery/edge of a screen of the computing device, such as side-by-side forming a parallelogram shape. Swipe gestures across the virtual keyboard may be used to transition to other virtual keyboards, such as a letter virtual keyboard, a numeric virtual keyboard, a symbol virtual keyboard, an emoji virtual keyboard, a virtual keyboard in a different language, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Nathaniel Kaye, Chris Seonghwan Yoon, Danielle Maryse Lottridge, Senxuan Wang, Darren Malcolm Burton