Special Service Patents (Class 455/414.1)
  • Patent number: 10992729
    Abstract: Techniques for endpoint configuration for a communication session are described. According to various implementations, a cloud-based connectivity service maintains network path information that identifies routing paths for routing communication sessions across different networks. The connectivity service is also able to determine configuration information for configuring endpoint devices to participate in a communication session. According to various implementations, configuration information is determined based on a packet quality of a routing path. Thus, an endpoint device can apply the configuration information to attempt to increase packet quality across a routing path, and thus increase media quality for a communication session at the endpoint device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Amer Aref Hassan, Timothy Mark Moore, Gareth L. E. Bridges, Gunter Leeb
  • Patent number: 10992634
    Abstract: A message server and a message processing apparatus including the same are provided. According to the embodiments of the present disclosure, when the device management module is not available to be used, a message is directly delivered to the application client through the third party message server so that the reliability of the message forwarded between a sender side and a receiver side can be ensured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eun-su Jang, Kyung-Rae Jang, Min-Jung Choi, Min-kyu Jung, Ha-Jin Park, Hyo-Joong Lee, Hyun-Myung Jung, Se-Hyuk Noh, Soon-Hyoung Hwang
  • Patent number: 10993200
    Abstract: A system and method may improve latency for user equipment (UE) registration in cellular networks. UE registration may retrieve the UE's Session Management Function Data locally rather than from a network or cloud-based unified data management (UDM) entity that manages a unified data repository (UDR). For example, the UE may send a unique identification (e.g., a UE ID) for the UE to a registering entity of a cellular network system. The UE ID may then be used to identify a UE Group Identification for the UE at the UDM. The UE Group Identification may be a pointer to the locally-stored Session Management Function Data for the UE. The entity requesting registration may then use the pointer to retrieve the Session Management Function Data locally rather than a remote entity such as the UDM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: T-MOBILE USA, INC.
    Inventor: Jhon Nelson Sihotang
  • Patent number: 10986640
    Abstract: Provided are a device-to-device (D2D) operation method performed by a terminal in a wireless communications system and a terminal using the same. The method comprises receiving a D2D setting from a cell, wherein the D2D setting comprises a frequency indicator indicating a frequency at which a terminal performs a D2D operation according to the D2D setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sunghoon Jung, Youngdae Lee
  • Patent number: 10985977
    Abstract: Quality of Service (QoS) for Device Assisted Services (DAS) are provided. In some embodiments, QoS for DAS includes providing a wireless communications device configures to determine a QoS request for a service over a wireless network; and verify the QoS request for the service over the wireless network using one or more verification techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Headwater Research LLC
    Inventor: Gregory G. Raleigh
  • Patent number: 10977256
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system and a method of identifying and managing IT assets that aggregates fields and their associated values from multiple event log data sources that share one or more common IT asset identifiers and leverages a prioritization approach to determine the most appropriate values for each of the fields. The system utilizes two inputs, namely event log data source inputs and prioritization inputs. Through aggregation of data from different input data sources, the system pieces together a more comprehensive record of field values for a given IT asset, to generate in real-time the updated asset inventory output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: DISCOVERED INTELLIGENCE INC.
    Inventor: Paul Richard Johnson
  • Patent number: 10979301
    Abstract: A network router maintains a list of devices that are connected to a network established by the network router, where the list includes a first device and at least one other device and where the at least one other device includes a wired or a wireless device. The network router receives, from the first device, a search request that includes search terms for performing a file search, and broadcasts, to the at least one other device, the search request that includes the search terms. The network router receives search responses from the at least one other device, where each of the search responses comprises a device identifier associated with a responding one of the at least one other device and a file name and file location information of at least one file that matches the search terms. The network device forwards the search responses to the first device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Viraj C. Mantri
  • Patent number: 10979243
    Abstract: An electronic device is disclosed. The electronic device comprises: a communication unit for performing communication with at least one external electronic device; and a processor for receiving, from the external electronic device, interest information of a user in the external electronic device and system information in the external electronic device, comparing the received interest information and system information with notification service information of the electronic device, and determining whether the user registers a notification service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chi-hyun Cho, Jae-sick Shin
  • Patent number: 10970663
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments provide a computer-implemented technique for filtering electronic communication based on the current task of a user. The current task of a user is derived using a workflow segmentation model. A workflow segmentation model is derived based on user-defined activities, heuristics, location data, environmental data, and/or other input data. Prior to delivery, electronic communication directed to the user is analyzed based on sender, subject, message content, time of day, and/or other criteria to determine if the message should be presented to the user immediately, or deferred, based on the relevance of the message to the current task of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lori L. Adington, Mary A. Curran, Dana L. Price, Eduardo Miguel Breijo Baullosa, Jonathan Dunne
  • Patent number: 10963049
    Abstract: A notification control method, system, and non-transitory computer readable medium, include a state of flow detecting circuit configured to detect a state of flow of a user from brain waves of the user from user data and a notification control circuit configured to cause a physical notification to be displayed based on the detected state of flow of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nebula Alam, Jorge Andres Moros Ortiz, Shaila Pervin
  • Patent number: 10963827
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments provide a computer-implemented technique for filtering electronic communication based on the current task of a user. The current task of a user is derived using a workflow segmentation model. A workflow segmentation model is derived based on user-defined activities, heuristics, location data, environmental data, and/or other input data. Prior to delivery, electronic communication directed to the user is analyzed based on sender, subject, message content, time of day, and/or other criteria to determine if the message should be presented to the user immediately, or deferred, based on the relevance of the message to the current task of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lori L. Adington, Mary A. Curran, Dana L. Price, Eduardo Miguel Breijo Baullosa, Jonathan Dunne
  • Patent number: 10958573
    Abstract: To acquire, by a core network node, information necessary for control of a fixed broadband access network in more cases. An apparatus according to the present disclosure includes a communication processing unit configured to transmit, to a core network node, a first message when a wireless communication apparatus that communicates with a terminal apparatus communicating with a base station is changed from a first wireless communication apparatus to a second wireless communication apparatus, the first message including address information of the second wireless communication apparatus and transport identification information of the second wireless communication apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomu Tamura, Yoshio Ueda
  • Patent number: 10956118
    Abstract: A processor and memory comprising instructions stored therein executable by the processor to display a first media item available for playback, wherein the first media item is associated at least with a preview option, a playback option, and a queue option. A first input associated with the first media item is received. The first input is determined to correspond only to the preview option. Responsive to determining that the first input corresponds only to the preview option, causing at least a portion of the first media item to be played.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Bates, Abhishek Kumar, Jonathan Lang
  • Patent number: 10958958
    Abstract: Embodiments for intelligent updating of media data by a processor. One or more data sources may be searched to identify updated data content for streamed media data. The data content may be updated in the streamed media data with the updated data content from the one or more data sources according to a defined priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher J. Hardee, Scott E. Schneider, Shikhar Kwatra
  • Patent number: 10956620
    Abstract: A method for managing a secure element embedded in an equipment comprising an NFC controller. The secure element comprises a security indicator. The method comprises the steps of: on receipt of a triggering command sent by the NFC controller, the secure element switches in a test context; on receipt of a restore command sent by an application, the secure element sets the security indicator, such as a counter of unusual events, to a predefined value only if the secure element is in test context; and on receipt of an ending command sent by the NFC controller, the secure element switches in a Live context. The secure element keeps a track of the switch in the test context and denies any further triggering commands. The method enables reset of security indicator after manufacturing and test where the security indicator may have been affected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: THALES DIS FRANCE SA
    Inventors: Fabien Courtiade, Réda Zaiti
  • Patent number: 10949000
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide methods and apparatuses for recommending a sticker set. An apparatus for recommending a sticker set includes interface circuitry and processing circuitry. When the interface circuitry receives a sticker recommendation request from a terminal, the processing circuitry determines a historical sticker set that includes a sticker previously sent by a user of the terminal device, and at least one recommendable sticker set not including the historical sticker set. Then the processing circuitry determines a recommendation index for each of the at least one recommendable sticker set according to an emotion feature of the historical sticker set and an emotion feature of the respective recommendable sticker set. According to the recommendation index for each of the at least one recommendable sticker set, the interface circuitry sends a sticker set recommendation for one or more of the at least one recommendable sticker set to the terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventors: Longpo Liu, Wei Wan, Lin Li, Qian Chen
  • Patent number: 10949562
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a build request containing build step instructions from a user. The build step instructions specify a usage of containers within memory hardware for building an output container. The containers include at least one private container having private contents and/or at least one public container having public contents. The method also includes authenticating the user initiating the build request and determining whether the user is authorized to access the private containers. When the user is authenticated and authorized to access the private containers, the method includes obtaining the containers specified by the build step instructions from the memory hardware, executing the build step instructions to build the output container while using the received containers, and outputting the built output container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: David Bendory, John Asmuth, Scott Zawalski, Jason Hall, David Dopson
  • Patent number: 10944171
    Abstract: Devices and methods for reconfiguration of electronic circuits in multi-antenna communication systems are described. Using indexed programmable lookup tables, phase and gain information related to the antenna array implemented in such system is accessed. Same method may be used to reconfigure state of transceivers and other electronic circuits within such systems. The described methods and devices can be implemented using standardized serial interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: pSemi Corporation
    Inventor: Mark James O'Leary
  • Patent number: 10940384
    Abstract: In a method of motion sensor calibration, a motion with which to calibrate a motion sensor is determined. The motion sensor is controlled by a sensor processor and the motion sensor is comprised within a user interface that is coupled with a gaming engine. The sensor processor and the gaming engine coordinate regarding the motion. The sensor processor monitors the motion sensor for evidence of the motion made as a user input via the user interface in response to game content implemented by the gaming engine, based on the coordination, to incite the motion. The sensor processor calibrates the motion sensor with the motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: InvenSense, Inc.
    Inventors: Jibran Ahmed, Karthik Katingari, Hemabh Shekhar, Joe Youssef
  • Patent number: 10939355
    Abstract: A communication system for a working machine includes a communication device disposed on the working machine, and a mobile terminal to be connected to the communication device, the mobile terminal having a first application and a second application. The communication device has a first communication circuit to transmit, to the mobile terminal, a beacon including a first application identifier corresponding to the first application, and a second application identifier corresponding to the second application. And, the mobile terminal has a calculation circuit to execute the second application after the first application is activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: KUBOTA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryosuke Kinugawa, Keisuke Egashira, Keisuke Miura
  • Patent number: 10939373
    Abstract: A method of operating a wireless device in a radio access network may be provided where an active time is defined for monitoring of downlink transmissions in an idle state following a connected state. The method may include providing wireless communication with the radio access network in a connected state. A disconnect message may be received including an indication to disable monitoring of downlink transmissions in the idle state. Responsive to receiving the disconnect message including the indication to disable monitoring of downlink transmissions in the idle state, a power saving mode for the wireless device may be initiated without waiting a duration of the active time after receiving the disconnect message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Paul Schliwa-Bertling, Peter Hedman
  • Patent number: 10937254
    Abstract: In some examples, a controller detects a compromised condition of a component of a cargo transportation unit (CTU), determines a time of performing a next maintenance of the CTU, and controls adjustment of the component in response to detecting the compromised condition and based on the time of performing the next maintenance of the CTU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Conrad Delbert Seaman, Stephen West, Prabhul Dev
  • Patent number: 10936086
    Abstract: A system for inputting information by utilizing an extension key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: TP-I CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taeun Park, Sangjung Shim, Hee-Myong Ro, Eun-soo Park, Minsub Shim
  • Patent number: 10939283
    Abstract: A central unit (210) acquires, from a user device (300) via a radio resource control layer, UE Capability indicative of a capability of the user device (300). The central unit (210) forwards the acquired UE Capability to a distributed unit (260). The distributed unit (260) holds parameters for controlling radio communication beforehand and receives the UE Capability forwarded by the central unit (210). The distributed unit 260 determines, based on the received UE Capability, content of the parameters according to the content of the UE Capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Teruaki Toeda, Tooru Uchino, Anil Umesh
  • Patent number: 10929463
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are, among other things, systems and methods for providing digital content for multiple venues to mobile devices. In some embodiments, venue location data defining a geographic boundary of each of a plurality of venues and venue content data for a plurality of different attractions associated with the venue is stored. A processing device system may be configured to determine a current location of the mobile device, and provide at least some of the venue content data based at least on an analysis of the venue location data, or attraction location data, and the current location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: TOURBLEND INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: William J. Colosky, Kenneth A. Parulski, Brian J. O'Keefe, Leslie G. Moore
  • Patent number: 10930144
    Abstract: Systems and techniques describe a collaborative road user safety service that interacts with a coordinating set of collaborative safety devices belonging to road users in order to interchange reliable information about road safety. A distributed ledger/blockchain is utilized in connection with the service to coordinate data exchange between collaborative safety device users and provide data subscribers with reliable safety data that can be used to automate ancillary technical processes. Collaborative safety devices can alert members to road safety issues and be used to confirm information about road safety by collecting sensor and telemetry data. Data subscribers can receive aggregated, anonymized, de-anonymized, or specific road user data pertaining to road users and define the terms of incentives to road users that “self-revise” if a road user's vehicle is a target vehicle via smart contract interfaces. Cryptographic token can be transferred to incentivize data sharing, accuracy, and safe road behaviors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Labyrinth Research LLC
    Inventors: Victoria J Miller, Kevin L Miller
  • Patent number: 10929876
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided herein for ascertaining a demand of promotions. An example method comprises receiving, from one or more consumers, at least one consumer request for at least one of one or more requested promotions or one or more requested providers, generating an aggregated list of the at least one of the one or more requested promotions or the one or more requested providers, ranking the aggregated list of the at least one consumer request, and causing one or more ranked lists to be distributed to at least one sales resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Groupon, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoff Massanek, Karen Wei, Ethan Gunderson, Jerry Richard Vos, Erik Benoist
  • Patent number: 10932084
    Abstract: Systems, methods and devices for location-based services are disclosed in the present invention. A multiplicity of network devices, a database, and a server platform in network-based communication. The database stores a space-network model binding IP addresses and physical locations. The server platform is operable to generate at least one geofence in the space-network model and specify entitlements for the location-based services within the at least one geofence. The at least one geofence and specific entitlement are stored to the database. The multiplicity of network devices is configured to learn the space-network model and the at least one geofence and perform tasks based on the entitlements specified for the location-based services within the at least one geofence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: GEOFRENZY, INC.
    Inventors: Bennett Hill Branscomb, Benjamin T. Jones
  • Patent number: 10931804
    Abstract: A schedule processing method includes displaying a 24-hour interval timescale in a first display area in a user interface. The method further includes displaying, in the first display area, an identifier corresponding to each schedule on a day, where a display location of the identifier corresponding to each schedule is associated with time information of each schedule. The user interface includes the first display area and a second display area. The method further includes in response to a detected first view operation performed by a user on a first identifier, displaying, in the user interface, information about a schedule corresponding to the first identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Long Luo
  • Patent number: 10929271
    Abstract: A method for finding the cause of an error or unexpected behavior of a software application includes providing a list of steps to be executed in order to achieve a certain behavior of the application in a usage scenario and providing a decision tree corresponding with the usage scenario. The decision tree comprises decision nodes that correspond with the steps in the sequence of steps to be executed and leaf nodes indicating one or more possible solutions. The method includes scanning log files to determine whether a step in the list of steps to be executed has not been executed and traversing the decision tree when a step in the list of steps has not been executed. A leaf node of the decision tree that corresponds to a non-executed step is determined and a solution is extracted from the determined leaf node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chitra A. Iyer, Angelika Kozuch, Krzysztof Rudek, Vinod A. Valecha
  • Patent number: 10924197
    Abstract: A system comprises an Internet network interface, and a first server. The first server include a first port operatively coupled to the Internet network interface, a memory, a processor, and a service application for execution by the processor. The service application is configured to receive a digital audio file and associated radio broadcast information via the Internet network interface, obtain an audio file identifier using a segment of the digital audio file, forward the digital audio file to a radio broadcast system according to the radio broadcast information, receive the segment of the digital audio file and associated radio reception information via the internet network interface, and identify the digital audio file and record the radio reception information for the identified digital audio file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: DTS, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason Smalley
  • Patent number: 10922956
    Abstract: A control device and method for controlling a plurality of targeted devices. The control device includes orientation and direction sensors for measuring orientation and direction of the control device relative to the environment, a device location tracking system for determining the location of the control device relative to at least one reference device, a database for storing location data of spatial targets for the target devices, a processor for determining if the control device is pointed at the spatial target based on the location data of the spatial target and the orientation, direction, and location of the control device, and an input mechanism for receiving control instructions for controlling the targeted device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Griffin Innovation
    Inventor: Jason Griffin
  • Patent number: 10917259
    Abstract: In some examples, a computing device may receive an indication that a first user and a second user are located in a zone of an interior space or other surrounding environment. Settings of one or more controllable devices may be controlled based on user profiles including implicit or explicit user preferences, such as for controlling lighting, ambient temperature, entertainment, security, etc., in the zone. When there is conflict between the user preferences, the conflict may be resolved, such as by determining a hierarchy between the users, by averaging the preferred settings, or based on other techniques. Further, a portable computing device may be associated with a user and may provide sensor information. The sensor information may include biometric sensor information that is indicative of a bodily condition of the user and that can be used for determining a context of the user or the zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Shih Shen Chein, Peter Thomas Killalea, Hilliard Bruce Siegel, Brent Russell Smith, Walter Manching Tseng
  • Patent number: 10917614
    Abstract: A multi-functional remote monitoring system for use in a mobile surveillance system comprising a host controller, at least one hub transceiver, and at least one remote monitoring transmitter (“RMT”) operable to capture and transmit data, wherein the hub transceiver is operable to communicate to and receive data from the at least one RMT. The hub transceiver and the RMT are adapted for bi-directional transmission and receipt of data, including audio and data signals. The host controller is operable to control the hub transceiver and facilitate communication of the audio and data signals between the RMTs and the hub transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Digital Ally, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert D. Haler, Leslie R. Pingel, Yancy E. Scroggins, Walter T. Morrey
  • Patent number: 10917762
    Abstract: A device includes a processor. The processor receives a user device's geographic location. The processor further discovers an event that is electronically registered with an electronic application. The processor further sends a first electronic message to the user device. The first electronic message includes an electronic list and the event's geographic location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Challenge Star LLC
    Inventor: Jed Royer
  • Patent number: 10917193
    Abstract: Methods, a Base Station (BS), and a User Equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system for transmitting and receiving control information are provided. The method for transmitting control information by a BS in a wireless communication system includes receiving information related to a signal transmitted by a second BS that the second BS which is a neighboring BS of the first BS, determining whether a second UE using an identical resource to that used by a first UE included in a cell of the first BS exists within a cell of the second BS based on the received information, when the second UE exists, generating control information for controlling a signal transmitted to the second UE by the second BS based on the received information, and transmitting the generated control information to the first UE through a control channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Han-Ju Kim, Chae-Man Lim, Min-Goo Kim, Jong-Han Lim, Hyuk-Joon Kwon, Jung-Won Lee
  • Patent number: 10917749
    Abstract: A system and method for determining the presence of an individual at a particular spot within a location preferably based on the strength of signals received from beacons assigned to the particular spot by a software application (“App”) running on an electronic device of the individual. In one embodiment, certain presence calculations are performed by the App. In another embodiment, the App forwards information regarding the received beacon signals to an electronic identification and location tracking system and the presence calculations are performed by the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: COLLATERAL OPPORTUNITIES, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Kusens
  • Patent number: 10909314
    Abstract: Disclosed in the present application are a card-based information displaying method and apparatus, and an information displaying service processing method and apparatus. The card-based information displaying method comprises: determining target information to be displayed and a card type of a first card for displaying the target information; determining whether a configuration version of a client supports the card type of the first card; when it is determined that the configuration version of the client does not support the card type of the first card, determining an association identifier corresponding to the first card, and associating with a second card supported by the configuration version of the client according to the association identifier; and displaying the target information of the client using the second card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: ADVANCED NEW TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gan Zhang, Wei Fan, Xiangnan Wang
  • Patent number: 10908773
    Abstract: An example system includes: an information processing device including a display processing unit performing processing of displaying on a display unit a basic screen containing a selection image and a background image, the selection image being constructed from one or a plurality of images used for receiving selection operation, the background image serving as a background of the selection image; and a background image transmission device transmitting the background image of the basic screen. The display processing unit of the information processing device automatically receives the background image transmitted by the background image transmission device and displays the received background image in the background of the selection image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Takiguchi, Hiroyuki Kono, Masayoshi Kobayashi, Takashi Hosoi
  • Patent number: 10911952
    Abstract: An automated assistant system and method provide proactive and anticipatory services for the user of the system including providing customized as well as autonomous services using a mobile access device or operating on and through a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: ENORCOM Corporation
    Inventors: Gitty N. Nasserbakht, Mitra Nasserbakht
  • Patent number: 10902463
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining, by a terminal, first advertisement information of a current to-be-played advertisement and second advertisement information of a predicted future to-be-played advertisement, where the first advertisement information is used to indicate a characteristic attribute of a to-be-played advertisement currently displayed on the terminal, and the second advertisement information is used to indicate a characteristic attribute of a to-be-played advertisement to be displayed on the terminal in the future. The method further includes obtaining, by the terminal, a first advertisement creative of the current to-be-played advertisement based on the first advertisement information. The method further includes obtaining, by the terminal, a second advertisement creative of the future to-be-played advertisement based on the second advertisement information. The method further includes separately displaying, by the terminal, the first advertisement creative and the second advertisement creative.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yang Li, Huangang Pang
  • Patent number: 10904343
    Abstract: User devices configured to select subsets of network identities and network devices configured to deliver messages based on those subsets are described herein. The user devices each receive multiple network identities for a service account, select a subset of the network identities based on preferences, and provide the selected subset to the telecommunication network in message headers. The preferences indicate network identities for which a user wishes the user device to receive communications. A network device receives and caches the subsets. The network device further utilizes the subsets in determining which user device to deliver messages to.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Shelby Seward
  • Patent number: 10893597
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for controlling a plurality of light-emitting devices. The method includes at least: inputting group information into a respective light-emitting device, the group information to be inputted corresponds to a seat in a venue, on which the respective light emitting device to be positioned; and selectively controlling illuminating or extinguishing of groups of light-emitting devices, in accordance with the group information, to present an image over the plurality of light-emitting devices positioned on seats in the venue of an event during a particular period of a group-performance presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: FANLIGHT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyung II Choi, Jung Min Choi
  • Patent number: 10893406
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a communication technique for combining IoT technology with a 5G communication system for supporting a data transmission rate higher than that of a beyond-4G system, and a system therefor. The disclosure is applicable to intelligent services based on 5G communication technology and IoT-related technology (for example, smart homes, smart buildings, smart cities, smart cars or connected cars, health care, digital education, retail businesses, security and safety-related services). A method of a terminal includes receiving a request related to a first function from a profile server; identifying if the first function can be executed; identifying if it is possible to switch to a second function if the first function cannot be executed; and handling the request based on the second function if it is possible to switch to the second function. A terminal includes a transceiver and at least one processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyewon Lee, Jonghan Park, Duckey Lee, Sangsoo Lee
  • Patent number: 10884697
    Abstract: While playing a first media item, a device establishes a first wireless communication channel with a second electronic device while the second electronic device is playing a second media item. The device receives, from the second electronic device, second contextual data of the second electronic device via the first wireless communication channel. The second context data corresponds to the second media item. The device receives a playback command for the second media item played at the second electronic device. In response, the device automatically plays the second media item without additional user input at the device. The device establishes a second wireless communication channel with a third electronic device; receives, from the third electronic device, third contextual data corresponding to a third media item; and, in response, queues the third media item to be played after playing the second media item at the first electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Spotify AB
    Inventor: Jose Falcon
  • Patent number: 10885897
    Abstract: An information providing device includes: an utterance contents acquiring unit configured to acquire contents of utterance; a feature word extracting unit configured to extract a feature word; an utterance-time information acquiring unit configured to acquire information on a position or a destination of the vehicle when the feature word has been uttered; an utterance number counting unit configured to count the number of times of utterance of each of a plurality of different words for each of position indicators; a current information acquiring unit configured to acquire information on a position or a destination of a predetermined target vehicle; and an information providing unit configured to provide information to the user based on the counting results of the position indicator corresponding to the position of the target vehicle or the destination indicator corresponding to the destination of the target vehicle from the utterance number counting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masakazu Nomura, Masato Endo, Naoki Yamamuro
  • Patent number: 10885510
    Abstract: A wearable device, e.g., a smart watch, may be connected to a communication device, such as a mobile smart phone, via Bluetooth or other Near Field Communication (NFC). In particular, the wearable device may have a touch screen that may serve as an extended display and/or user input device of the communication device. For example, a user may receive payment related notifications on the wearable device. The user also may operate the wearable device to make and/or receive payments, view transaction history, view and/or accept offers from nearby merchants, view and/or check in to nearby stores and etc. Further, the wearable device also may allow the user to make payment transactions in extreme environments not suitable for the communication device, such as under water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Joel P. Yarbrough, Richard Joseph Mercille, William RaDue Clarke, Priyadarshini Rajendran, George Michael Kurtyka, Valerie Chun
  • Patent number: 10885322
    Abstract: A system including neural network that use deep learning for object detection allows users to interact with images of their face and, in particular, interact with different face landmarks as an input channel for interaction with smart devices. That is, the face is employed as a touch surface for interactions with a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mona Hosseinkhani Loorak, Wei Zhou, Wei Li
  • Patent number: 10880433
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein for a computer-based communication application that displays, along with an incoming call notification, content specific to the parties involved. The application identifies electronic records of events attended by the users, and retrieves content specific to those records. For example, the application may identify electronic mail or meeting notifications sent between the users and concerning a particular subject matter. Images related to that subject matter are then retrieved and displayed during calls between those users. Users are thus presented with customized and personalized content specific to the subject matter of each call, thus helping them better recognize callers and more readily engage with the call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: ROVI GUIDES, INC.
    Inventors: Durga Prasad Pulicharla, Madhusudhan Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 10880746
    Abstract: A method for providing network connection to a smart device via a social networking application that is operating on a computing device different from the smart device is disclosed. The computing device obtains a device identifier of the smart device, and obtains a key of the smart device associated with the device identifier of the smart device from a social networking server. The key is pre-set to be uniquely associated with a device model of the smart device. The computing device encrypts configuration information of a target wireless network using the key associated with the smart device, to obtain encrypted configuration information. The target wireless network is currently accessed by the computing device. The computing device then broadcasts the encrypted configuration information. The smart device receives and decrypts the encrypted configuration information using a copy of the key stored on the smart device to access the target wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Liangliang Fan, Lulu Xie, Yifu Wang, Bin Huang, Huan Xiao