Special Service Patents (Class 455/414.1)
  • Patent number: 10102547
    Abstract: Techniques for scheduling deals based on predicted user locations are described herein. In particular implementations, a service provider may aggregate location information for multiple users. In one example, the location information comprises check-in information shared by a user through a location-based service. The service provider may utilize the aggregated location information to predict future user traffic for a geographical region associated with a deal or a merchant of the deal. In some instance, the deal comprises an offer of an item for acquisition at a discounted value for a period of time, such as a period of hours, days, or weeks. The predicted user traffic may be used by the service provider, merchant, or others to identify the time period and discounted value at which to offer the deal for acquisition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Nosakhare Daniel Omoigui
  • Patent number: 10095876
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided herein for enabling a user to access a blocked media asset. These systems and methods allow a user to request that a parent, or another user, who can approve access to the blocked media asset approve access to the blocked media asset for viewing. The request may be transmitted as a notification to a mobile phone or another suitable device, such that the parent the other user can approve the request, even though they may be remote from the requesting user. Both the requesting user and the user whose approval is required to unblock the media asset (i.e., the approver), are identified by the system based on an identifier associated with each user. This informs the approver which user submitted the request. Additionally, this also adds a layer of security, since the approver must enter an identifier to authenticate their identity to the system before being able to unblock the program for the requesting user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: Reda Harb
  • Patent number: 10097678
    Abstract: One or more embodiments of this disclosure provide an apparatus and a method for generating a group profile. The apparatus receives, from a first external device, a request for generating a set of first information related to a group including a plurality of users using different electronic devices through the communication module. The apparatus receives, from the first external device or a second external device, a set of second information related to at least some of the plurality of users in response to the received request. The apparatus generates first data including the set of first information and second data for at least a part of at least one user interface corresponding to the set of first information based on at least some of the received set of second information. The apparatus transmits the first data or the second data to the first external device through the communication module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young-Ri Kim, Doo-Suk Kang, Eun-Sun Kim, Jin-A Lee, Young-Ho Rhee, Cheol-Kyu Lim
  • Patent number: 10097295
    Abstract: A method of linkage-viewing a TV broadcasting program between a mobile communication apparatus and a digital TV, the method includes inputting a TV linkage-viewing command in order to successively view a TV broadcasting program which is being viewed on the mobile communication apparatus, on the digital TV; transmitting data information from the mobile communication apparatus to the digital TV according to the input of the TV linkage viewing command; and selecting a TV channel in the digital TV which is the same as a current channel which is being viewed on the mobile communication apparatus and changing to the selected TV channel based on the data information which the digital TV has received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Min-kyung Chun
  • Patent number: 10091615
    Abstract: Interactions between users on mobile devices can be facilitated by making the users aware when other users have performed similar searches. In one embodiment, when two users executing a mapping application on a mobile device each perform a similar search in a similar geographic area, the server that receives and performs the search request can make each user aware of the other's presence, for example by displaying an icon indicating the other user on the mapping application. The search results may be refined to indicate search results in a geographic area common to the geographic search areas of each user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Open Invention Network LLC
    Inventor: David Gerard Ledet
  • Patent number: 10091147
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus related to providing additional information related to a vague term in a message. For example, in some implementations, one or more messages sent by a sender and received by one or more recipients may be identified, a vague term in the message may be identified, a user-restricted database may be identified that is associated with the sender or a recipient, and additional information related to the vague term may be determined from the user-restricted database. A vague term is a term which may have multiple meanings and that can be clarified with additional information. In some implementations, user-restricted databases may include additional information that is associated with the user that may be utilized to replace the vague term with a clarified term. In some implementations, a user-restricted database may be utilized to identify additional information in another database that may be utilized to clarify the vague term.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Tomkins, Shanmugasundaram Ravikumar, Shalini Agarwal, MyLinh Yang, Bo Pang, Mark Yinan Li
  • Patent number: 10091784
    Abstract: An Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) communication network controls Device-to-Device (D2D) scheduling. The OFDM access point wirelessly exchanges wireless communications with a plurality of individual User Equipment (UEs) using scheduled UE resources in a shared resource range. The OFDM access point wirelessly receives a first D2D communication request for a first D2D UE and responsively schedules D2D resources for the first D2D communication request in the shared resource range. The OFDM access point detects D2D interference for one of the plurality of individual UEs and determines that the D2D interference exceeds a D2D interference threshold. The OFDM access point wirelessly receives a second D2D communication request for a second D2D UE and responsively schedules D2D resources for the second D2D communication request in a D2D dedicated resource sub-range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Chunmei Liu, Krishna D. Sitaram, Hemanth Balaji Pawar, Pratik Kothari
  • Patent number: 10085130
    Abstract: A method of wireless communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Paul M. Andreas, John E. Belser, Rodney D. Nelson, Mark D. Peden
  • Patent number: 10082403
    Abstract: A system and method for improved routing that combines real-time and likelihood information. In accordance with an embodiment, the system comprises a digital map/map information; a likelihood routing information; a route processor; wherein, when a request is received from a user/driver, or from another system, to receive a routing information, the system receives real-time information from a traffic-monitoring device or service providing real-time information; wherein the route processor adjusts the received real-time information based on the system's likelihood routing information; and wherein the routing information based on the combination of real-time and likelihood information can then be provided to the user/driver or other system in response to the original request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Gil Fuchs
  • Patent number: 10083281
    Abstract: A terminal device for sharing a display of a content with another terminal device, includes a unit configured to determine a role of an own-device, from between a first or second role, the first role for applying an operation performed on the content to the content of the other terminal device, and the second role for performing a part of the operation of the first role; a unit configured to receive a part of the operation of first role, and apply the operation to the content included in the other terminal device, when the own-device has the second role; and a unit configured to display the content included in the own-device upon applying the operation performed at the terminal device having the first role, based on information from the first role, when the own-device does not have the first role.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Morio Miki
  • Patent number: 10084925
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for processing charging in wireless communication systems and methods and apparatuses for providing providers' policy services through the charging process are provided. The method includes identifying, by an evolved Node B (eNB), a radio access technology (RAT) used by a user equipment (UE), and generating, by the eNB, charging information per use of a communication service by the UE according to the identified radio access technology (RAT). The method includes identifying, by an eNB, a RAT used by a UE, generating, by the eNB, charging-related information including RAT information indicating the identified RAT for a charging process per use of a communication service by the UE, and transmitting, by the eNB, the charging-related information to a network entity involved with the charging process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Han-Na Lim, Ha-Kyung Jung, Jung-Shin Park, Ki-Suk Kweon, Beom-Sik Bae
  • Patent number: 10082586
    Abstract: A system for detecting radiation using computing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Pioneer Square Labs, Inc.
    Inventor: Ryan Kosai
  • Patent number: 10078852
    Abstract: An online system receives location information from a plurality of user devices used by users of the online system. The location information identifies a plurality of different locations at which each of the user devices was located. From the location information, a plurality of chains of locations visited by each of a plurality of users are extracted. The online system generates one or more location pairs based on the chain of locations, where each location pair includes a first location and a second location to which there is a high probability a user will travel if the user is located at the first location. The location pairs are used for a variety of applications, such as for advertising to users based on locations and for providing insights into the movements of users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrea Vaccari
  • Patent number: 10079017
    Abstract: An electronic device may operate in different modes of operations. In a first mode of operation, the electronic device may receive user speech via a microphone, generate audio data that represents the user speech, and then send the audio data to one or more remote computing device for analysis. In a second mode of operation, the electronic device may receive user speech via the microphone, generate audio data that represents the user speech, and then analyze the audio data using speech processing. In some instances, the electronic device may operate in the first mode of operation and/or the second mode of operation based on whether the electronic device is receiving power from an external source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Marcello Typrin, Steve Hoonsuck Yum, Chris Stewart Hagler
  • Patent number: 10075557
    Abstract: The present document describes systems and methods that authorize client resources such as computers, servers, computing appliances, and virtual machines to access online services provided by an online service provider. To authorize a client resource, a client submits a registration request on behalf of the client resource to an authorization service provided by the service provider. The authorization service returns an activation code to the client. The activation code may expire after an amount of time, or upon first use. The client provides the activation code to an agent running on the client resource. The agent establishes communication with the authorization service, and upon providing the activation code to the authorization service, receives an authorization token that can be used by the client resource to access online services in accordance with security roles or permissions specified with the registration request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Bradford Smith, II, Graeme David Baer, Manivannan Sundaram
  • Patent number: 10070306
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present invention relates to a network node and a user device. The network node comprising: a processor configured to: generate a check element for each user device in a group of user devices; a transmitter configured to: transmit the control information message to the group of user devices. The user device comprising: a receiver configured to: receive a control information message addressed for a group of user devices; a processor configured to: perform a redundancy check on the control information message; derive the control information from the control information message and discard check elements of other user devices upon a positive redundancy check; communicate in the wireless communication system based on the derived control information. Furthermore, the present invention also relates to corresponding methods, a computer program, and a computer program product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Pablo Soldati, Alberto Giuseppe Perotti, Yinggang Du
  • Patent number: 10068267
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for determining a recommendation for a service provider to perform a service on a creative work based on metadata associated with the creative work and attribute information associated with the service provider. Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are also disclosed for determining a recommendation for a creative work requiring a service to be performed based on metadata associated with the creative work and attribute information associated with the service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler Matthew Schloesser, Vamsi Moudgalya Koppunur, Chandra Shekar Neti, Branon Jeffrey Lyle, Yaodong Liu, Anita Anil Borkar
  • Patent number: 10067915
    Abstract: A method and system includes generating a scalable application for mobile electronic devices, according to one embodiment. The method and system include determining a number of screen dimensions for the mobile electronic devices, according to one embodiment. The method and system include converting first display units into second display units for each of the number of screen dimensions, according to one embodiment. The method and system include generating the scalable application based at least partially on the second display units, according to one embodiment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventor: Elhanan Mishraky
  • Patent number: 10069205
    Abstract: A wireless sensor includes environment sensing structure, a radio frequency (RF) front-end, and a processing module. When the wireless sensor is positioned proximal to an object, a portion of the environment sensing structure senses an environmental condition in a remote area of the object that effects a characteristic of the RF front-end. The processing module generates a reference value representative of a known environmental condition in the remote area based on the effect on the characteristic of the RF front-end. The processing module generates a sensed value representative of an unknown environmental condition in the remote area based on the effect on the characteristic of the RF front-end when the environment sensing structure is sensing the unknown environmental condition. The processing module transmits, via the RF front-end, at least one of the reference value, the sensed value, or a difference between the reference value and the sensed value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: RFMicron, Inc.
    Inventors: Shahriar Rokhsaz, Brian David Young, Marwan Hassoun
  • Patent number: 10064032
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for transmitting application-specific data over a control channel of a GMS telecommunications system. In one embodiment of the invention the application-specific data is transmitted from an application device to a central monitoring station in the content field of a register_ss message. In one embodiment of the invention, application-specific data is transmitted from a central monitoring station to an application device in the calling party number field of a caller identification message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: AERIS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Dae Seong Kim, Syed Zaeem Hosain
  • Patent number: 10063682
    Abstract: An operation method and a mobile terminal connected to an electronic device. The operation method includes receiving, from the electronic device, an extracted piece of content and a command of a function of the mobile terminal that will execute the extracted piece of content; and executing the function according to the command using the extracted piece of content, wherein the extracted piece of content is displayed on a portion of a display of the electronic device, corresponding to a user selection, from among multiple pieces of content displayed on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Hun Lim, Gene-Moo Lee, Jin-Wook Lee, Je-Hyok Ryu, Woo-Jin Park, Jin-Hyoung Kim, Shin-Il Kang
  • Patent number: 10057640
    Abstract: A system and method is disclosed for migrating media content between different devices based on user location. A display screen is configured to detect a presence of a user at the display screen. In response to the detecting the user, media content being provided for the user at a different display screen remote from the first display screen is determined. The determined media content is then provided for broadcast at the display screen starting at a content location associated with the different display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Mitsuru Oshima, Alexander Friedrich Kuscher
  • Patent number: 10057306
    Abstract: A social networking system creates and manages dynamic social circles corresponding to real world social events where multiple people join in an event. The social networking system has stored conditions that, when met, for creating, closing, and deleting a social circle, and also determines which users are part of the social circle and for what time periods. Assets, such as photos, URLs, media selections, etc. that are used by members of the social circle during the event are recorded by the social networking system and access to those assets are selectively provided to members of the social circle. A social circle might be automatically opened when users congregate. A social circle closes when the event is over. Once closed, the assets might not change but continue to be available to members until the social circle is deleted. The social networking system might be a central system or a distributed system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Arnaud Marie Froment, Kenneth Paul Kiraly, Levon Dolbakian, Nadim Awad
  • Patent number: 10057842
    Abstract: A device and a method for allocating physical cell identifier (PCI) of a mobile base station. The device includes: an acquiring unit, configured to acquire a location and a movement speed of a mobile base station; a determining unit, configured to determine a valid time interval of a PCI of the mobile base station based on at least one of the location and the movement speed; an information collection unit, configured to collect, in the valid time interval, network configuration related information within a preset range of the location of the mobile base station; and a PCI determining unit, configured to determine a PCI for the mobile base station based on the network configuration related information within the preset range of the location of the mobile base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Chen Sun, Jinhui Chen
  • Patent number: 10057721
    Abstract: Methods, devices and systems for generating enhanced location information on or about a mobile device may include hybrid lateration and/or trilateration solutions in which the mobile device determines whether information obtained via a geospatial system of the mobile device is accurate, collects location information from a plurality of mobile devices in response to determining that the information obtained via the geospatial system of the mobile device is not accurate, computes computing more precise location information (including three-dimensional location and position information) based on the location information collected from the plurality of mobile devices, and uses the computed more precise location information to provide an enhanced location based service, such as an emergency location service, a commercial location service, an internal location service and/or a lawful intercept location service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: RIVADA RESEARCH, LLC.
    Inventor: Clint Smith
  • Patent number: 10057335
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for automatically registering an application with an enterprise system. The method includes, obtaining the application associated with the enterprise system, wherein the application is pre-configured for subsequent registration with the enterprise system such that the registration establishes a trust relationship between the application and the enterprise system. The method further includes installing the application on a host device, and in conjunction with installing the application, automatically requesting the registration of the application with the enterprise system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventor: Emily Hong Xu
  • Patent number: 10052953
    Abstract: Provided is an information provision apparatus for a vehicle, the apparatus capable of providing information that fits the situation of the vehicle to a user. An information provision apparatus for a vehicle is provided with a vehicle-mounted device which comprises a report means for reporting various kinds of information including vehicle information to a user, and a control means for operating the report means, and is connected to an external device via a connection means. Upon receiving a manipulation input signal indicating that a start switch of the vehicle is turned on, the control means operates the report means in order to report to the user that a communication connection between the vehicle-mounted device and the external device is not established, until the communication connection is established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: NIPPON SEIKI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Kaneko, Hiroki Kirino, Yasuyuki Fujitsuka, Yuki Ishizuki, Yoshiyuki Nogami
  • Patent number: 10057715
    Abstract: Systems and methods for selecting an optimal device in a home security or automation system for presenting a notification or an alert are provided. Some methods can include identifying notification capabilities of a plurality of system devices installed in a region, detecting an occurrence of an event, identifying a location of a user within the region, and identifying at least one of the plurality of system devices that includes one of the notification capabilities for presenting the notification of the occurrence of the event and that is within a predetermined distance of the location of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Deepak Sundar Meganathan, Shankar Prasad H M
  • Patent number: 10049659
    Abstract: The present invention describes a method and system for providing visual interactive voice response (IVR) to an enhanced visual call (EVC) client device. The method comprises of receiving, by an EVC server, a request from the EVC client device for providing the visual IVR content, mapping a current webpage URL and an EVC user input with a subsequent webpage URL and an input value stored in a EVC XDM server, receiving, by the EVC client device, a webpage URL associated with the visual IVR content stored on a content server, retrieving the visual IVR content associated with the subsequent webpage URL, providing the EVC user input received from the EVC server to the IVR system, synchronizing the retrieved visual IVR content with a corresponding audio from the IVR system and presenting the synchronized visual IVR content and the corresponding audio from the IVR system, simultaneously on the EVC client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Basavaraj Jayawant Pattan, Nishant Gupta, Suresh Chitturi, Ashok Kumar Selvaraj
  • Patent number: 10051524
    Abstract: A method performed by a wireless communication device (UE) adapted to operate in association with a cellular communication network supporting supplementary services is disclosed. The UE is adapted to configure settings of the supplementary services offered by a first type of cell using a first communication protocol, i.e. a layer 3 protocol as specified in 3GPP TS 24.010, in a first list, to configure settings of the supplementary services offered by a second type of cell using a second communication protocol, i.e. a XCAP protocol as specified in 3GPP TS 24.623, in a second list and to keep a third list of settings of the supplementary services used to synchronize the first and second lists when the UE switches from the first type of cell to the second type of cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (publ)
    Inventor: Anders Widebrant
  • Patent number: 10044859
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the invention provide methods, systems, and computer program products for using real-time speech analytics to navigate a call that has reached a machine or service. In various embodiments, a call leg is established from a call handler handling the call to a speech analytics system configured to analyze the call to detect keywords. As the speech analytics system monitors the call, the speech analytics system sends an event to the call handler upon detecting a keyword. In turn, the call handler carries out some action based on the event that is configured to advance the progress of the call. Accordingly, if the call handler determines a live party has been reached on the call as result of the action, the call handler connects the call with a second live party to converse with the live party reached on the call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Noble Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Joseph Andraszek
  • Patent number: 10044498
    Abstract: A hardened VoIP system is presented that includes secure push-to-talk voice functionality. Through the addition of encryption, authentication, user filtering, and integration with new and existing LMR systems, a secure voice platform ensures malicious software, unauthorized access, and brute force security attacks will not compromise the voice communications of the system. The VoIP system is engineered to ensure graceful system degradation in the event of maintenance activities, natural disasters, and failure modes. The hardened VoIP system offers the functions of a LMR trunking system while utilizing broadband connections. Private calls, group calls, Emergency Alarms with covert monitoring capability, scanning, and priority scanning may be incorporated into the system. The system includes a VoIP controller that serves as a trunking controller, manages available VoIP based conference bridges, and assigns them as needed to the parties involved in each voice call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Clever Devices Ltd.
    Inventors: Philip B Bockrath, Darryl G Curtis
  • Patent number: 10044699
    Abstract: Disclosed are an apparatus and method of performing automated administrative operations on a mobile device. One example method may include determining via a hosted server that an action needs to be performed by a mobile device under management. The method may further include generating a message via the hosted server, the message includes the action, and transmitting the message to the mobile device under management, and receiving a result message from the mobile device under management responsive to the transmitted message, the result message indicating that the action has been satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: KASEYA LIMITED
    Inventor: Allan Miller
  • Patent number: 10043524
    Abstract: A composite signal having frequencies within a sonic first frequency bandwidth may be received from a communication media on a receiver. The composite signal may include an audio base signal and at least one code signal. The code signal may be encoded with a code. The composite signal may be output on a speaker, the speaker converting the composite signal into sound. While outputting the composite signal, a signal processing device may detect the output sound corresponding to the code signal. The code may be determined from the detected output sound corresponding to the code signal. Data associated with the code may be retrieved from a data storage device that is internal to or remote from the signal processing device. The retrieved data, when displayed on a display device, may be selected by a user. The signal processing device may automatically send signal-processing-device-specific data to a remote server when the code is determined or when the user inputs an input using the displayed code-associated data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventor: Daniel Seemiller
  • Patent number: 10038986
    Abstract: A system may include a telematics device associated with a vehicle, a first computing device associated with a driver of the vehicle, and a server. The server may receive, from the telematics device or another device, driving behavior data, a vehicle location, and a time corresponding to the vehicle location, and parse data regarding a driver's calendar in order to identify a scheduled meeting or event and a location and/or time associated therewith. Further, the server may estimate a time of arrival at which the vehicle will arrive at the meeting or event location, determine whether or not the driver will be late to the meeting or event, and take action as appropriate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Sarah Inciong, Edward A. Biemer
  • Patent number: 10037082
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided according to one or more embodiments for conducting transactions based on actions or gestures such as physical interactions between users each having a user device. In that regard, gestures such as a handshake or other physical interactions between users may be detected to determine transaction details such as a payment amount or a value to be transferred from one user via a user device to a recipient via a recipient device. The amount or value may then be transferred based on one or more determinations including proximity between the user or the user device and the recipient or the recipient device, a specific action or gesture, voice commands, facial recognition, preset transfer instructions, a unique identifier, or other close-quarter determinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Egan Schulz, Michelle Serrano, Paul Wotel
  • Patent number: 10039037
    Abstract: A method for performing handover by wireless User Equipment (UE) is provided. The UE includes a Long Term Evolution-Mobile Extreme Convergence (LTE-MXC) application processor, a LTE processor and a Digital Signal Processor (DSP). The UE buffers a set of IP packets when a Radio Access Technology (RAT) indicator is less than a pre-defined threshold and sends the set of IP packets to the LTE processor and the DSP. The LTE processor transmits the set of IP packets to the LTE network and sends acknowledgement signals to the LTE-MXC application processor and the DSP. When the handover is complete, the LTE processor sends the transmission status of the set of IP packets to the DSP. The UE also includes multimode Radio Resource Control (RRC) and Non-Access Stratum (NAS) modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Mukesh Taneja
  • Patent number: 10032360
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods are provided for determining injuries to occupants (e.g., drivers, passengers, etc.) of a vehicle after an accident. A telematics system may be configured to receive telematics data from one or more vehicles involved in an accident. Using the received telematics data, a computing device of the telematics system may determine injuries sustained by passengers of the one or more vehicles. In response to determining the injuries sustained, the computing device may provide such information to one or more of the occupants via a mobile device and an urgent care facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: John P. Kelsh, Clint J. Marlow, Nicole M. Hildebrandt
  • Patent number: 10034083
    Abstract: One or more processors identify multiple mobile devices for crowdsourcing a sound capturing activity. The processor(s) receive sounds captured by the multiple mobile devices, and analyze the captured sounds to determine a location of a source of the sounds. The processor(s) identify a date and time that the source produced the sounds, and then identify a temporospatial sound pattern for the sounds based on the location of the source of the sounds and the date and time that the source produced the sounds. The processor(s) plot the temporospatial sound pattern on a digital map that depicts the location of the source of the sounds while the source produced the sounds. The processor(s) predict a recurrence of the sounds generated by the source based on the temporospatial sound pattern plotted on the map, and then modify a hardware system based on the predicted recurrence of the sounds generated by the source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, Martin G. Keen, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 10033821
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, and a system for pushing network content includes receiving an identity of a user and a current status parameter of the user, acquiring user information associated with the identity including personal information of the user and a browsing history of the user, selecting network content according to the status parameter and the user information, and pushing the network content to a terminal device configured to display the network content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Anhui Huami Information Technology Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Hui Wang, Wang Huang
  • Patent number: 10026101
    Abstract: An app server receives a device token from a software application on a mobile device. The device token identifies the mobile device for pushing notification messages of the software application to the mobile device via a push notification system. The mobile device is monitored while accessing the Internet in order to detect when the user may benefit from upgraded access to the Internet. The app server then sends one or more notification message(s) to the user such as by sending a message to the device token of the mobile device via the push notification system or to a display device associated with the user at the hospitality establishment. The notification message invites the user to upgrade their Internet access. The push notification system alerts the user to the notification message via the user interface of the mobile device even when the software application is not running on the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Guest Tek Interactive Entertainment Ltd.
    Inventors: Brendan G. Cassidy, Peter S. Warrick, Lindsey M. Carriere
  • Patent number: 10026294
    Abstract: An information processing system is configured so that a terminal generates state information using information based on each of a first condition and a second condition in condition information, transmits condition information and state information to an information processing device, receives notification information from the information processing device, provides a notification of a reminder if the state information satisfies the first condition or the second condition, and controls stopping of an application according to a state of charge of the terminal and the information processing device generates notification information if the acquired state information satisfies first or second condition information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kotaro Funakoshi, Tomoyuki Sahata
  • Patent number: 10028139
    Abstract: A technique to enforce a physical security constraint leverages a user's mobile device while at the same time enabling the user to continue use of the device for appropriate purposes within a restricted area. A user's access to a restricted area with his or her mobile device in effect is “conditioned” upon installation (on the device) of an endpoint agent that controls features of the mobile device based on one or more factors, such as the user's role, a current location of the user within the restricted area, and other criteria as defined in a security policy. Preferably, the agent is instantiated automatically when the user enters the restricted area, with the device then restored to its prior state when the user leaves the restricted area. The particular features of the mobile device that are controlled may be varied, even within particular zones of the restricted area itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sreekanth Ramakrishna Iyer, Jeffrey Robert Hoy, Kaushal Kiran Kapadia, Ravi Krishnan Muthukrishnan, Nataraj Nagaratnam
  • Patent number: 10025847
    Abstract: Method, system, and programs for determining a keyword from user agent strings are disclosed. In one example, a plurality of user agent strings is received. The plurality of user agent strings is grouped into one or more clusters. The one or more clusters comprise a first cluster that includes two or more user agent strings. The two or more user agent strings in the first cluster are compared. Based on the comparing, a keyword is determined from the first cluster. The keyword represents a type of user agent information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventors: Ling Zhu, Min He, Fei Yu, Minzhang Wei
  • Patent number: 10017106
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for monitoring and discriminating cell phone use (voice and text) in a vehicle from the exterior of the vehicle is provided. Cell phone use indicator lights are positioned on the exterior of a vehicle and wirelessly connected to or hardwired to cell phone use detection sensors located in seats and/or within the vehicle cabin to provide site specific information about specific cell phone use in the vehicle based on radio wave frequencies emitted by one or more cell phones in use in the vehicle. One or multiple indicator lights grouped in cluster arrangements to simulate the seat arrangement in a vehicle can be implemented. The apparatus may also be used in aircraft to monitor passenger electronic device use remotely from within the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Inventors: William D. Cotter, Mark D. Lorusso
  • Patent number: 10013319
    Abstract: A server board includes first and second devices. A first service processor of the first device operates as a master baseboard management controller of the server board, and monitors a communication channel for alive messages from a plurality service processors. A second service processor operates as a secondary baseboard management controller, and sets a second timer to a first value. In response to a determination that the second timer has expired based on a first value: the second service processor to start a switchover process, and to set the second timer to a second value based on an alive message period. In response to a primary alive message not being received from the first service processor prior to the second timer expiring based on the second value, the second service processor to reset first service processor and to operate as the master baseboard management controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: NXP USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Avishay Moskowiz, Amitay Beler, Ira Kalman
  • Patent number: 10015671
    Abstract: In some implementations, a telecommunications network can include an anchoring network device. The anchoring network device can receive, from a first party of a communication session, a service message including information of a first session attribute and associated with identification information of a party of the communication session. The anchoring network device can retrieve, from an authorization registry, authorization information corresponding to the identification information. In response to the authorization information indicating the first capability is not permitted, the anchoring network device can determine a status message based at least in part on the service message and transmit the status message via a communications interface. The status message can include a service-failure message or a second service message including information of a second, different session attribute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Sabuhi Kiran Zaifuddin, Shujaur Mufti
  • Patent number: 10013807
    Abstract: A method for object recognition performed by a computing device of an augmented reality system. The method includes receiving an image from a user, determining channels that a user is subscribed to, and determining a list of servers that host the channels that the user is subscribed to by using groups of channels that are distributed among a cluster of servers. The method further includes selecting, using the computing device, which servers from the list of servers are to be used to query the channels that the user is subscribed to. In addition, the method includes querying, using the computing device, the selected servers for the channels that the user is subscribed to with the image to determine at least one object that matches the image from object databases for the channels that the user is subscribed to. The method also includes retrieving and sending content associated with the at least one object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Aurasma Limited
    Inventor: George Saklatvala
  • Patent number: 10015832
    Abstract: A system and method for communications in communications systems with relay nodes are provided. A communications controller includes a communications control unit, a bearer control unit coupled to the communications control unit, and a mapping unit coupled to the bearer control unit. The communications control unit manages resources and schedules transmission opportunities, the bearer control unit manages radio bearers for relay nodes coupled to the communications controller, and the mapping unit provides a mapping of user bearers to radio bearers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hang Zhang, Yunsong Yang
  • Patent number: 10013153
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes detecting a plurality of faces within one or more images, and, for each of the plurality of faces, registering the face with a contact. The method further includes receiving a selection of one of the plurality of faces from a user, and, in response to the selection of the one of the plurality of faces, determining the contact associated with the selected one of the plurality of faces. Still further, the method includes retrieving information about the contact, and generating a list of selectable communication types to be displayed to the user on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: James M. Freeman, Vaidya Balasubramanian Pillai, Matthew Eric Riley, Sr., David W. Thurber, Gregory Dwayne Carter, Jason Chang