Special Service Patents (Class 455/414.1)
  • Patent number: 10291577
    Abstract: A communication method includes the steps of transmitting, by means of a first communication apparatus, personal information to a second communication apparatus; receiving, by means of the second communication apparatus, the personal information and searching, by means of the second communication apparatus, whether or not personal information having the same content as the received personal information exists in the second communication apparatus; and notifying, by means of the second communication apparatus, the first communication apparatus of a search result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoichiro Sako, Mitsuru Takehara, Toshiro Terauchi, Makoto Inoue, Motoyuki Takai, Masamichi Asukai, Katsuya Shirai, Takatoshi Nakamura, Toru Sasaki, Yuichi Sakai, Masafumi Matsuda
  • Patent number: 10289378
    Abstract: Disclosed are a device and a method for outputting a sound wave for content synchronization between devices and operation control of an external device, and the external device. The device for outputting a sound wave according to one embodiment of the present invention includes: a storage unit configured to store content data of content; a playing unit configured to play the content data; and an output unit configured to output a sound wave as a result of the playing of the content data, wherein the sound wave allows an external device to initiate an operation associated with the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: POWERVOICE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hee Suk Jeong, Se Hun Chin, Hyung Yup Lee
  • Patent number: 10285155
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosed technology provide ways to report User Equipment (UE) device locations in a 5G network for the purpose of redirecting application traffic from proximately located Data Networks (DNs). In one aspect, the disclosed technology encompasses a process for conveying User Equipment (UE) information to an Application Function (AF), the process includes steps for receiving, at an intermediate-User Plane Function (I-UPF) entity, User Equipment (UE) uplink data from a Radio Access Network (RAN), determining if sharing of location information or application information associated with the UE is restricted, and encapsulating first location metadata or application metadata in an SRv6 packet if the sharing of location information or application information is not restricted. Systems and machine-readable media are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Aeneas Sean Dodd-Noble, Pablo Camarillo Garvia, Om Prakash Suthar
  • Patent number: 10278045
    Abstract: A system and method for providing an authentication state of a function execution device to a communication terminal is described. In some examples, the authentication state indicates whether authentication information is needed from the communication terminal before the communication terminal can request performance of one or more functions performable by the function execution device. In other examples, the communication terminal may provide to the communication terminal the authentication information irrespective of whether the function execution terminal has previously provided its authentication state to the communication terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Satoshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10278012
    Abstract: A location-based reminding method includes obtaining, by an indication device, reminding information and at least one reminding account that are set by a user, where each of the at least one reminding account is corresponding to at least one reminding device; generating, by the indication device, first information that includes the reminding information; and sending, by the indication device, the first information to a reminding device corresponding to the at least one reminding account, so that the reminding device corresponding to the at least one reminding account obtains second information according to the first information, where the second information includes the reminding information and a target geographic area, each reminding device corresponding to the at least one reminding account issues the reminding information when determining that the reminding device meets a preset reminding condition, and the preset reminding condition includes entering the target geographic area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chan Wang, Henghui Lu, Huangwei Wu
  • Patent number: 10275801
    Abstract: User profile information is generated which characterizes measured user interaction with an application program that is encapsulated by the computer readable program code and processed by the processor. Operation of an advertisement displayed while the application program is being processed is controlled based on the user profile information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: CA, INC.
    Inventor: Jonathan Lindo
  • Patent number: 10275009
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a computing system may access a plurality of content items shared by a plurality of first users on an online social network. The computing system may calculate a content score for each of content items shared by a first user on the online social network, where each content score is based at least in part on a proximity coefficient between a second user and the first user that shared the content item, where the proximity coefficient is a weighted combination of multiple subpart proximity coefficients over a period of time. The computing system may send, to a client device of the second user for display, one or more of the content items based at least in part on the calculated content scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrea Vaccari, Yuntao Jia, Jun Ge, Pierre Moreels
  • Patent number: 10271178
    Abstract: A processor may be configured to perform real-time analysis during a cloud service session so that intelligent subscriber profile information may be updated to a server for future cloud services for the originating user device and the terminating cloud service device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Venson M. Shaw
  • Patent number: 10270550
    Abstract: A system for providing mobile interactive satellite services includes a satellite operable to communicate with mobile units, a terrestrial base transceiver station operable to communicate with mobile units, and a ground station in communication with the satellite and the terrestrial base transceiver station to provide mobile interactive satellite services. The mobile interactive satellite services include a multicast component and an interactive component such that the ground station provides both the multicast component and the interactive component using the satellite, with the terrestrial base transceiver station used to provide an ancillary terrestrial component. A device for communicating with a mobile interactive satellite service system includes an antenna, a transceiver coupled to the antenna and operable to communicate with a mobile interactive satellite service system, a user input device, an output device, a processor unit, and a network interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: DISH NETWORK CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Robert Zufall, Gerard Daniel Mulford, Stefan Bernard Raab, Mariam Aghdasi Sorond, Marcus John Le Maitre
  • Patent number: 10270836
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication method and system for converging a 5th-Generation (5G) communication system for supporting higher data rates beyond a 4th-Generation (4G) system with a technology for Internet of Things (IoT). The present disclosure may be applied to intelligent services based on the 5G communication technology and the IoT-related technology, such as smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car, connected car, health care, digital education, smart retail, security and safety services. The method and apparatus provide information on traffic of a user equipment in a mobile communication system to an operator's network or to a third server. An operator can operate a proxy and may inspect and control a hypertext transfer protocol over secured layer (HTTPS) traffic through the proxy to collect HTTPS traffic relevant information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyewon Lee, Sangsoo Jeong, Songyean Cho
  • Patent number: 10270880
    Abstract: An electronic interactive business card system for mobile devices that provides electronic cards that contain direct contact links for the card owner's phone numbers, addresses, websites, and social media webpages. These cards can only be exchanged with approval of the original card owner. The system includes a central server for storing and automatically updating all electronic business cards to keep all cardholders and recipients completely updated on all their card contact information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: MOBICARD INC
    Inventor: Scott G. Milbury, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10270718
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to implementing an operational safety mode that manages the output of notifications at an electronic device when a user of the device is operating a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Emily Clark Schubert, Todd Blocksom, Andre MJ Boule, Richard R. Dellinger, Craig M. Federighi, Matthew Elliot Shepherd, Garrett L. Weinberg
  • Patent number: 10264427
    Abstract: A method of wireless communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Paul M. Andreas, John E. Belser, Rodney D. Nelson, Mark D. Peden
  • Patent number: 10264083
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods and apparatuses for recommending applications and presenting recommended applications, wherein the method of recommending applications in a network device comprises: obtaining a user's current scenario information from a user equipment; determining to-be-recommended applications according to the user's current scenario information and historical application usage information of one or more users; and sending relevant information of the to-be-recommended applications to the user equipment. According to one embodiment of the present disclosure, applications to currently opened will be recommended to the user more accurately, and the user's operation path will be shortened, thereby bring a better user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: BAIDU ONLINE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kai Pang
  • Patent number: 10257346
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software are disclosed herein for handling incoming communications. In an implementation, a notification of an incoming communication is received. Duplicate indications of the incoming communication are avoided by determining whether an indication associated with an application will be surfaced. If not, then an indication of the incoming communication may be surfaced in association with another application. However, if the indication associated with the application will be surfaced, then the other notification associated with the other application may be suppressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Vijay Chandrasekaran, Ats Jenk
  • Patent number: 10257239
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to techniques for reducing overhead associated with packet switched voice service registration. According to some embodiments, a cellular network entity associated with a cellular network may receive a request relating to packet switched voice service from a wireless device. It may be determined whether subscription information for the wireless device indicates that packet switched voice service from the cellular network is permitted to the wireless device. A response to the request indicating whether packet switched voice service from the cellular network is available to the wireless device may be provided to the wireless device. The response may be generated based at least in part on the subscription information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Huarui Liang, Zhiwei Wang, Dawei Zhang
  • Patent number: 10257155
    Abstract: A system and corresponding methods for recommending a discussion group as an appropriate place to post a message are provided. In one embodiment, the system searches a plurality of existing posts to identify the posts that are similar to a subject of a user's message. The system identifies the discussion groups that contain the identified posts and selects one of the identified discussion groups to recommend as an appropriate discussion group to post the user's message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin Canning, Sabrina Kikkert, Stephen N. Anderson
  • Patent number: 10257339
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for processing contact information, the method comprising: displaying a list of contacts on a display of a wireless terminal; determining a first contact from the list of contacts in response to a selection by a user; obtaining a web log address and an online shop address of the first contact; obtaining, from a network service, a first content corresponding to the web log address and the online shop address of the first contact; and displaying the first content on a first area of the display, the first content being dynamically updated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Device (Dongguan) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Junjie Deng
  • Patent number: 10257145
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques might be provide for implementing message-driven data updates. In some embodiments, a server might generate linear (e.g., short message service (“SMS”)) message(s) containing data updates, and might send the linear message(s) to a user device over a linear messaging communications network. The user device might receive the linear message containing data updates, and might divert, based on the format of the linear message, the linear message, from a queue of regular (i.e., message only) linear messages that are displayed to a user, to a translator device or application programming interface (“API”). The translator or API might parse the data updates in the linear message (in some cases, combining data updates in multiple linear messages, decrypting data updates, and/or the like) to generate data updates in data format, which are then relayed to one or more identified applications running on the user device for updating these applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Srikanth Nayak, Santhosh Plakkatt
  • Patent number: 10257335
    Abstract: A contact person selecting interface is provided on a mobile terminal for a user. Using such an interface, the user can select one or more contact persons that are desired to transmit reminders. When receiving an incoming call or a new message, the mobile terminal determines whether a person sending the incoming call or the new message is selected by the user. If yes, the mobile terminal makes a wearable device give out a prompt message for remaindering the user. In such a way, it is convenient for the user to trace important calls or messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: PRINCO CORP.
    Inventor: Pei-liang Chiu
  • Patent number: 10255593
    Abstract: Some examples include determining a plurality of motion pattern readings detected by an electronic device in conjunction with entry of a passcode on the electronic device, such as for authentication of a transaction. The passcode may be entered as a sequence of tactile presses on the electronic device, and the detected motion pattern readings may be indicative of movements of the electronic device when the tactile presses occur. Based at least in part on the motion pattern readings, a plurality of locations corresponding to the tactile presses may be determined. Further, based at least in part on the determined plurality of locations, symbols for the passcode may be determined. In some cases, a process for authenticating the transaction may be initiated using the determined passcode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Square, Inc.
    Inventor: Oliver S. C. Quigley
  • Patent number: 10257660
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods and systems for sourcing hours of operation for a business or other location entity can include receiving a request to update hours of operation. A number of mobile devices present at the location entity during one or more periods of time can be determined based at least in part on a collection of time-stamped mobile device location data that identifies mobile devices associated with discrete users present at the location entity. The number of mobile devices and initial operating hours for the location entity can be provided as input to a statistical model (e.g., neural network, support-vector machine (SVM) or logistic regression model). An output of the model can indicate a likelihood that operating hours for the location entity have changed relative to the initial operating hours. The operating hours for the location entity can then be updated based at least in part on the model output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Price, Tuna Toksoz
  • Patent number: 10244778
    Abstract: A method for monitoring cooking in an oven appliance includes drawing cooking vapors or gases from a cooking chamber to a fluid analysis assembly of the oven appliance during a gas or vapor analysis cooking cycle, determining a cooking status of the food item within the cooking chamber with the controller of the oven appliance based upon a response pattern of a plurality of fluid sensors of the fluid analysis assembly to the cooking vapors or gases during the gas or vapor analysis cooking cycle, and activating an alert with the controller of the oven appliance when the cooking status of the food item within the cooking chamber is a particular cooking status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: James Lee Armstrong, Stanton Earl Weaver, Jr., Sabrina Marie Hannah, Nandini Nagraj, Manuel Alfredo Palacios
  • Patent number: 10250737
    Abstract: Described is a terminal function setting method and device for vehicle unlocking, and a mobile terminal. The method comprises: receiving a current request for vehicle unlocking sent by a mobile terminal; determining to perform a scene mode of the current request; acquiring a terminal function setting manner under the scene mode; and performing function setting of the mobile terminal according to the terminal function setting manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: BEIJING MOBIKE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chaochao Chen, Xiaolong Wang
  • Patent number: 10248161
    Abstract: A method of controlling an electronic device having a display moveable relative to a keyboard, between a first position in which the keyboard is not exposed and a second position in which the keyboard is exposed. The method includes, detecting movement of the display relative to the keyboard, to a third position, between the first position and the second position, in which the keyboard is partially exposed, determining a location of the display relative to the keyboard when the display is in the third position relative to the keyboard, identifying an action associated with the third position, and performing the action associated with the third position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Jeremy Lawson Kominar, Neil Patrick Adams
  • Patent number: 10250745
    Abstract: Technologies for displaying information about a number used to contact a cellular device is described herein. A customizable field in a contact is used to designate which number of plurality of numbers usable by the cellular device the originating device associated with the contact is using to connect to the cellular device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Vinod Ravichandran
  • Patent number: 10249006
    Abstract: A mobile communication device includes an application program interface and a computer processor configured with a calendar application and calendar database. The computer processor and/or application programming interface are configured to identify an event in the calendar database that is associated with a first person, and transmit a request to a social network server and/or a business network server. The request includes an identification of the first person and a user of the mobile communication device. The computer processor and/or application programming interface is further configured to receive from the social network server and/or the business network server information relating to the first person and the user of the mobile communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Redfern, Manish Mohan Sharma, Kiran Prasad
  • Patent number: 10248947
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of generating a bank transaction request and a mobile payment terminal hosting a payment application using a secure token for the transaction request and including a secure module. The method comprises the payment application executing a payment protocol with a trader application in order to generate the transaction request, and the payment application requesting an authorization cryptogram from an encryption application hosted in the secure module for verifying authorization of the transaction request in compliance with the payment protocol. The invention also provides the mobile terminal hosting the payment application and including a secure module hosting the encryption application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: OBERTHUR TECHNOLOGIES OF AMERICA CORP.
    Inventors: Mehdi Elhaoussine, Eric Lassouaoui, Julien Traisnel
  • Patent number: 10241846
    Abstract: Enabling a web application to call at least one native function of a mobile device includes accessing the web application by a browser of the mobile device. The web application includes at least one GUI element. The mobile device operates a listener module that is a TCP/IP socket listener listening for an address including a localhost IP address and a port number. Upon selection of the GUI element, a cross domain HTTP request is submitted by the browser to the listener localhost IP address. The listener module receives the request and calls the at least one native function in dependence on the received request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Giulio Maltese, Gaetano Ruggiero
  • Patent number: 10241874
    Abstract: A HA computer system is configured to support the operation of an active and a standby virtual machine, and the active virtual machine supports one or more first computer processes and the standby virtual machines supports duplicates of the one or more first computer processes. Each active virtual machine monitors and stores a state of the first computer processes and periodically pauses to only synchronize some of the state of the first computer processes running on the active VM with state associated with the duplicate processes running on the standby VM stored in a first region of virtual memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Stratus Technologies
    Inventor: Lei Cao
  • Patent number: 10239493
    Abstract: The invention relates to a security method (100) for a security system (200) of a vehicle (1) for activating at least one security-related function in the vehicle (1) by means of at least one data transfer (D) between a portable access device (10) and the vehicle (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Huf Hülsbeck & Fürst GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Kai Magnus Oberbeckmann
  • Patent number: 10242673
    Abstract: In some implementations, a method includes receiving output audio data that is provided to a speaker of a device and that represents audio for output by the device, receiving, after the output audio data is provided to the speaker of the device, input audio data that represents audio detected by a microphone of the device, determining, by an output hotword detection model, that the output audio data that is provided to the speaker of the device includes a representation of a hotword, determining, by an input hotword detection model that is less accepting of hotwords than the output hotword detection model, that the input audio data that represents audio detected by a microphone of the device includes a representation of a hotword, and, in response, blocking use of the input audio data to initiate a command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Lee Campbell, Samuel Kramer Beder
  • Patent number: 10237699
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for performing automated operations in order to predict obstacles to mobile device travel paths. Historical mobile device path data about multiple historical paths previously taken by a plurality of mobile devices during a first period of time is tracked. Recent mobile device path data about a plurality of recent paths taken by multiple mobile devices during a second period of time is received and analyzed, including comparing the historical mobile device path data with the recent mobile device path data. Based at least in part on such analysis, a location is predicted for a new obstacle that is determined to be substantially adjacent to one or more of the recent paths. An indication of the predicted location of the new obstacle is provided to one or more user devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher J. Hardee, Steven R. Joroff, Pamela A. Nesbitt, Scott E. Schneider
  • Patent number: 10237846
    Abstract: In embodiments, apparatuses, methods, and storage media may be described for identifying a wireless local area network (WLAN) selection preference rule for use by a user equipment (UE) during a re-association procedure of the UE. The UE may use the WLAN selection preference rule to identify a WLAN with which the UE should associate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventor: Vivek Gupta
  • Patent number: 10237367
    Abstract: The current application describes adding a friend in a social network. A friend adding request corresponding to a first user identification is obtained. Further, a second user identification is obtained according to the friend adding request. The invention then obtains a group that includes the first user identification and the second user identification. A verification request is generated according to information corresponding to the first user identification and sent to a terminal corresponding to the second user identification. After a friend adding confirmation request corresponding to the second user identification is obtained, the second user identification is added to a friend list corresponding to the first user identification. The current application also describes a device and a storage medium for adding a friend in a social network. The invention of the current application improves the operation convenience of adding a friend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Junming Mai, Yuhuang Li, Yuewen Liu, Peng He, Chuan Chen, Weihua Chen
  • Patent number: 10237308
    Abstract: A geo-social networking system utilizes location-based information to connect mobile users in real-time over a network to other users located at the same place. A mobile device determines the geographic location of the user and uses the location to generate a list of places within the vicinity of the specific geographical location of the user, allowing the user to check-in at a place, causing the mobile device to display a list of users who are also within/checked into the same specific place and display messages amongst the users. Once the location-aware mobile device detects the user has left the place, or the user checks out of that place, the communication ends between the user and other users checked-in at that place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventor: Valeriy Arzunian
  • Patent number: 10230841
    Abstract: Systems and processes for operating a digital assistant are provided. In one example, a method includes receiving an incoming call. In response to receiving the incoming call, the method further includes obtaining one or more user-specific data items. The method further includes determining one or more user status options; and determining one or more confidence values associated with the one or more user status options. The method further includes in accordance with the determination of the one or more confidence values exceeding a predetermined threshold, providing a plurality of response options associated with declining the incoming call. The method further includes receiving a selection of a response option from the plurality of response options; and declining the call based on the selected response option.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Keith W. Rauenbuehler, Ryan A. Williams
  • Patent number: 10230832
    Abstract: A mobile communications terminal is disclosed which comprises a user interface and a controller, wherein the controller is configured to receive runtime data from a second mobile communications terminal; compile a compiled overall status for the second mobile communications terminal based on the runtime data; present the compiled overall status through the user interface; and receive user input through the user interface, the user input indicating a control command and/or data to be shared. If the user input indicates a control command, the control command is sent to the second mobile communications terminal, thereby causing the second mobile communications terminal to execute the control command. If the user input indicates data to be shared, the data to be shared is sent to the second mobile communications terminal, thereby causing the second mobile communications terminal to present the data to be shared.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Doro AB
    Inventors: Acher Criou, Emmanuel Freund, Arthur Chevallier, Pierre Broggi
  • Patent number: 10230834
    Abstract: A computer application for preventing a mobile device user from operating a mobile device while operating a motor vehicle. The computer application determines pertinent mobile devices within the motor vehicle. The application provides a user interface to each of the pertinent mobile devices for selecting a motor vehicle operator device. The application causes all pertinent mobile devices to move into a locked configuration if a motor vehicle operator device is not identified and causes non-operator devices to move into the unlocked configuration if a motor vehicle operator device is identified. The computer application causes the motor vehicle operator device to remain in the locked configuration if the motor vehicle is moving and causes the motor vehicle operator device to move into an unlocked configuration if the motor vehicle is not moving, or if the motor vehicle operator device is no longer one of the pertinent mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Inventor: Jonathan William Bachmann
  • Patent number: 10216912
    Abstract: Technologies related to contextual use and expiration of digital content are generally described. In some examples, a receiving device may connect with a sponsoring device having the digital content. A relationship property defines a relationship context between the receiving device and the sponsoring device. The receiving device may receive the digital content from the sponsoring device and use the digital content so long as allowed, as determined with reference to the relationship property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventors: Khurshidali Shaikh, Anoop Balakunthalam, Ravi Petlur, Shafeeq Ahmed, Gaurav Soni
  • Patent number: 10218849
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for originating a call to a wireless number by a contact center while enforcing various compliance requirements. In one embodiment, a compliance server and a PBX cooperate to originate the call to the wireless number. The agent logs into the compliance server and the compliance server provides the agent with a wireless number to dial. The agent manually enters the wireless number using a phone connected to the PBX. The PBX queries the compliance server regarding establishing the wireless call. Upon authorization, the PBX establishes a first call leg to the compliance server, and a second call leg to the called party that is joined with the call leg to the agent's phone. Upon completion of the call, the agent dispositions the call to the compliance server, which then releases the first call leg. In response, the PBX then releases the second call leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Noble Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Chad Hitchcock, Ellwood I. Neuer, III
  • Patent number: 10212115
    Abstract: A system may detect multiple accesses of an engagement interface from a user. The multiple accesses may include a first group of accesses performed by a first device and a second group of accesses performed by a second device. Both the first device and the second device may correspond to the user. A message may be selected from a set of messages. Moreover, the message may correspond to the engagement interface. The system may identify the first group of accesses as having a greater amount of user interaction with the engagement interface than the second group of accesses. The system may then determine that the selected message has the greatest likelihood of being read on the first device. The selected message may be communicated to the first device based on the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Romero, Jonas Oscar Klink, Jason Allen Fletchall, Andrew David Palmer
  • Patent number: 10212616
    Abstract: Provided is an RF resource allocation device that distributes to a mobile terminal a communication setting notification including a communication setting to be used in a radio communication. The device includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire a measurement result or an estimation result of communication conditions at a plurality of positions; a generation unit configured to determine for each region the communication setting to be used by the mobile terminal in the radio communication based on the communication conditions, and to generate the communication setting notification including the communication setting for each region; and a transmission unit configured to transmit the communication setting notification to the mobile terminal The acquisition of the communication conditions by the acquisition unit and the generation of the communication setting notification by the generation unit are executed repeatedly at predetermined time intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Matthias Stephan Wilhelm, Haris Kremo, Onur Altintas
  • Patent number: 10212243
    Abstract: One or more methods and/or techniques for providing a personalized future event notification to a user are provided herein. A content item (e.g., a news article, a social network post, etc.) may be evaluated utilizing a future event detection model to identify a future event (e.g., a festival). The future event detection model may have been trained to identify future events based upon part of speech analysis and entity recognition analysis of text within content items. In an example, the future event detection model may be used to identify locational features, temporal features, and/or entities from the content item. A user having a user interest in the future event above an interest threshold may be identified based upon user identifying information (e.g., a social network profile) being indicative of user interest in the future event. A personalized future event notification of the future event may be provided to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Oath Inc.
    Inventors: Junwei Jiang, Wenliang Cui, Qian Wan
  • Patent number: 10212389
    Abstract: A method of device to device communication is provided. The method may include obtaining a request for a communication session at a communication system from a first device. The method may further include obtaining profile data of a user associated with the first device and in response to obtaining the request, selecting a second device of multiple second devices to participate in the communication session using the profile data. In some embodiments, the method may also include establishing the communication session between the first device and the second device using the communication system and generating transcript data of the second device audio. The method may also include sending the transcript data and the second device audio to the first device for presentation of the transcription of the second device audio by the first device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: SORENSON IP HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Scot Lorin Brooksby, Adam Montero, Merle Lamar Walker, III
  • Patent number: 10212662
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for enabling wireless communication devices in a cellular wireless network to utilize small cells having coverage within a macro cell are disclosed herein. User equipment (UE) can detect the need for using a booster providing a small cell, detect availability of small cells and submit a request to infrastructure of the cellular wireless network to aid in connection with the booster that provides the small cell. The request can be enhanced with small cell location queries, small cell activation requests and/or assistance data to enable meaningful small cell selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL IP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andreas Schmidt, Maik Bienas, Michael Faerber, Martin Hans
  • Patent number: 10205715
    Abstract: Provided is a personal content providing system for providing customized content according to a personalization context. The personal content providing system includes a context reader configured to receive a context beacon including the personalization context from one or more of a context terminal and a context tag, a content generation device configured to generate personal content, based on the personalization context, a content service device including a content output device that outputs the generated personal content, a local space switch configured to connect the context terminal, the context tag, the context reader, and the content service device which are disposed in a predetermined local space, and an infrastructure management device configured to manage the context terminal, the context tag, the context reader, and the content service device which are disposed in the predetermined local space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventor: Seong Soon Joo
  • Patent number: 10204464
    Abstract: A server may receive information from a computer, store the information in a database at the server, determine a reader device that is configured to receive and/or process credential information and/or a unique identifier and to receive the information based on an analysis of the information, select one or more mobile devices to deliver the information to the reader, and transmit data to the one or more mobile devices where the data includes at least a portion of the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Todd Eberwine, Jeffrey Scott Neafsey
  • Patent number: 10205919
    Abstract: A fixture includes a housing having an output device, at least one sensor, and a projector for projecting image data. The fixture further includes a fixture computing system that is communicatively coupled to the output device, the sensor, and the projector and includes a processor, and non-transitory computer memory having programming for receiving information from the at least one sensor and causing the projector to project the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Newtonoid Technologies, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Fielding B. Staton, David Strumpf
  • Patent number: 10200538
    Abstract: A voicemail receptionist system includes a memory and a processor. The memory can store data relating to one or more users. An incoming communication can be handled by the voicemail receptionist system and provided with functionality based upon a user's preferences, for example. The data stored by the voicemail receptionist system can be updated at any time, or automatically updated upon updating of the data, or upon occurrence of a trigger event. Voicemail receptionist functionality can include standard voicemail system functionality as well as functionality relating to email, text messaging, MMS messaging, calendar features, schedule announcements, location data, as well as other features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Scott Swanburg, Andre Okada, Paul Hanson, Chris Young