Special Service Patents (Class 455/414.1)
  • Patent number: 10667079
    Abstract: A virtual beacon system that provides proximity alerts is described. The proximity alerts are based on the location of a mobile device (100) and a location of interest. The method may include the steps of providing sensor readings for signals, calculating a mobile device location, determining the distance between a mobile device and a product location (202) and generating a proximity trigger (208). A described virtual beacon system includes a monitoring access point (104) for providing sensor readings and transmitting proximity triggers, a location cloud service (106) for calculating a mobile device (100) location and proximity alert service (108) for generating proximity triggers based on the mobile device location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Cohda Wireless
    Inventors: Paul D Alexander, Paul K Gray, Steve Statler
  • Patent number: 10664891
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments provide a computer-implemented method of enabling a recommendation of a software to a user from a software marketplace based on activities of the user's friend of an internet-based social network who is related to the first user within the confines of the social network, said user maintaining an internet-based social network account, the method comprising: receiving, from the first user, a selection of an interface associated with the software marketplace, generating, by a computer-implemented recommendation system, a list of recommended software based on the internet-based social network into which the first user is logged into, sending the list of the of recommended software to the first user, wherein the computer-implemented recommendation system retrieves the information of the user's friend and assigns a weight to a post not displayed based on an attribute thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: NHN Entertainment Corporation
    Inventors: Yuwon Kim, Injae Song, Young Jun Hong, You Young Kim, Jin Kyo Chung
  • Patent number: 10667200
    Abstract: A user access method and user equipment (UE). A second device communicates with a first device at a predetermined moment in order to access the first device, where the predetermined moment is determined according to a discontinuous reception (DRX) cycle of the first device. In this process, the predetermined moment is determined according to the DRX cycle of the first device, and the second device communicates with the first device at the predetermined moment in order to access the first device such that the second device accesses the first device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Da Wang, Jian Wang, Bin Liu
  • Patent number: 10660070
    Abstract: A device includes a reception unit configured to receive first information, second information, and third information; a physical downlink control channel reception unit configured to receive a physical downlink control channel; and a physical downlink shared channel reception unit configured to receive a physical downlink shared channel. When joint coding is configured by the third information, the physical downlink control channel reception unit monitors the physical downlink control channel of a cell configured by the second information, and the physical downlink shared channel reception unit receives physical downlink shared channels of downlink cells indicated by the first information, on the basis of a result of decoding the physical downlink control channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazunari Yokomakura, Tatsushi Aiba, Shoichi Suzuki, Hiroki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10659459
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed that leverage multi-factor authentication features of a service provider and intelligent call routing to increase security and efficiency at a customer call center. Pre-authentication of customer support requests reduces the potential for misappropriation of sensitive customer data during call handling. A contactless card uniquely associated with a client may provide a second factor of authentication to reduce the potential for malicious third-party impersonation of the client. Pre-authorized customer support calls are intelligently and efficiently routed in a manner that reduces the opportunity for malicious call interference and information theft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventor: Adithya Gadwale
  • Patent number: 10659600
    Abstract: Telephone calls within one or more telephone networks (or portions thereof) are animated in real time as they occur, or over some past period in real time or at a user-selected speed. Each animated call displays the call's progress from its first connection to its final disconnection, along with intervening connection delays and transition events (e.g., transfers, holds, conferences, etc.). Animated display of multiple concurrent calls allows network administrators to easily and intuitively diagnose telephone network issues and more easily devise solutions, particularly where such display is provided in combination with concurrent measures of telephone network efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventors: Beena Jacob, Michael John Barry
  • Patent number: 10657616
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring, analyzing, and reporting cell phone usage. Multiple sensors provide inputs related to the interaction between a cell phone user and a cell phone. The inputs from the sensors are compared to normative data, and an output indicative of the operating environment of the cell phone is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Copernicus, LLC
    Inventor: Glenn Gullickson, III
  • Patent number: 10659928
    Abstract: Techniques for communicating entity references in messaging groups are described. In one embodiment, an apparatus may comprise a client messaging component operative to receive a message at a recipient client device from a messaging system, the recipient client device associated with a recipient user account, the message comprising an entity reference, the message addressed to a message thread; and extract an augmentation element for the entity reference from the message; and a user interface component operative to display the augmentation element in a message thread display for the message thread on the recipient client device. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Vinodh Jayaram, Jeremy Olivier Barre, Andrew Cairns Moxon
  • Patent number: 10652012
    Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium are described in which a global identification service is provided. The service includes a selection of an Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) address to an end device. The service encrypts a unique identifier of the end device with an encryption key to generate an IPv6 address. The service verifies whether the IPv6 address is an IPv6 address allocated to or owned by a service provider. When the IPv6 address is an allocated or owned IPv6 address, the IPv6 address is assigned to the end device. When the IPv6 address is not an allocated or owned IPv6 address, the service selects another encryption key until a suitable IPv6 address is generated. Subsequent to an assignment of the IPv6 address, a network uses the IPv6 address as a globally unique identifier for the end device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Dahai Ren, Ming Chen, Feng Li, Dongxu Shan
  • Patent number: 10652389
    Abstract: A call hold method includes receiving a call hold request sent from a peer end; returning a 200 OK message to the peer end; receiving a user instruction for sending a call hold request to the peer end; determining whether an acknowledgement message based on the call hold request of the peer end is received from the peer end; and processing, based on an acknowledgement message determining result, the user instruction for sending a call hold request to the peer end. Accordingly, when a user has a call hold request, a mobile terminal first determines whether a procedure based on the call hold request of the peer end is completed at the peer end, and then determines to process the call hold request of the user, thereby preventing a call drop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhenzhong Zhang, Yuwei Fan
  • Patent number: 10645139
    Abstract: Technologies are described for enabling a network protocol that supports switching between communication modes, including a plain text mode and a compressed mode. Switching between the plain text mode and the compressed mode can be performed without closing a network connection between devices. The network protocol can support communication among the devices interacting with a live interactive video game streaming service. The network protocol can also communicate throttling and/or aggregation messages between the devices of the live interactive video game streaming service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory M. Smith, Molly Rose Suver, Connor Peet, Gershom L. Payzer, Richard Michael Fox
  • Patent number: 10642830
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods that leverage machine learning to implement context determination and/or text extraction in computing device applications. Particular embodiments can include and use a machine-learned text extraction model that has been trained to receive one or more messages containing text and determine one or more portions of extracted text from the one or more messages as well as a corresponding user context assigned to each of the one or more portions of extracted text. In addition, or alternatively, particular embodiments can include and use a machine-learned context determination model that has been trained to receive one or more portions of device data from one or more input sources available at the mobile computing device and determine a current user context indicative of one or more activities in which a user of the mobile computing device is currently engaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Sebastian Millius, Sandro Feuz
  • Patent number: 10645535
    Abstract: A communication unit can perform a wireless communication with a plurality of communication devices each transmitting allocated identification information. A storage stores, as registered positional information, positional information indicating a position of a first communication device included in the plurality of the communication devices or a position of the electronic apparatus at a time when the communication unit receives the identification information transmitted from the first communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Ueno, Shigeki Tanabe, Hideki Morita, Isao Masuike, Koutaro Yamauchi, Manabu Sakuma
  • Patent number: 10645084
    Abstract: A device may receive, from a user device, a hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) CONNECT request that includes a uniform resource locator (URL). The device may determine, using a data structure, whether the URL is a sponsored URL or a non-sponsored URL. The data structure may include one or more sponsored URLs associated with a toll-free data service campaign. The device may establish an HTTP CONNECT tunnel for transferring traffic, associated with the URL, between the user device and another device. The device may monitor data use, associated with the HTTP CONNECT tunnel, based on determining whether the URL is a sponsored URL or a non-sponsored URL. The device may generate a traffic information record based on monitoring the data use, and the device may provide the traffic information record to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Mohammad Zohaib Akmal, Jian Huang, Fnu Bongu Huma Shankar Rao
  • Patent number: 10636049
    Abstract: A client device detects a QR code (or NFC tag). The client device decodes the QR code. The client device determines that the data encoded within the QR code includes a URL. Based on the URL, the client device sends a first request to a first server identified by the URL. In response to the first request, the client device receives from the first server data configured to cause the client device to display, to a user of the client device, at least one of: a video or an interactive web page. Responsive to the data encoded in the QR code, the client device sends to a coupon server: identification data associated with a user of the client device, and a request for the coupon server to distribute a digital coupon for an offer associated with an identifier encoded within the QR code to an account associated with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: QUOTIENT TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventors: Steven M. Horowitz, Jason Boehle, Bipin Pattan
  • Patent number: 10637858
    Abstract: A telecommunications network includes a serving network and a home network. In some examples the serving network receives, from the home network, identity data associated with a network terminal. The serving network determines a tied key using a tying key derivation function (TKDF) based on the identity data, then prepares an authentication request based on the tied key and sends the request to the terminal. In some examples, the home network receives the identity data from the access network and determines a tied key using a TKDF. The home network then determines a confirmation message based on the first tied key. In some examples, the serving network receives the identity data from the home network, and receives a network-slice selector associated with the network terminal. The serving network determines a tied key using a TKDF based on the identity data and the network-slice selector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Yousif Targali
  • Patent number: 10638452
    Abstract: An electronic including a transceiver configured to receive, from at least one wearable device, information indicating whether the at least one wearable device is being worn; and a processor configured to determine whether the at least one wearable device that is being worn, based on the received information indicating whether the at least one wearable device is being worn, and to provide a notification to the at least one wearable device in response to determining that the at least one wearable device is being worn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jong-hyun Ryu, Han-joo Chae
  • Patent number: 10638416
    Abstract: A method for network selection on a user equipment (UE) device and the UE device are shown. The user equipment device registers on a first network in a wide area cellular network (WACN) band and receives, from a wireless local area network (WLAN), a list of WACNs that support generic access network (GAN) capabilities. The user equipment device selects the WLAN if the first network is on the list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Adrian Buckley, George Baldwin Bumiller
  • Patent number: 10637895
    Abstract: A communication terminal includes a first communication control unit configured to control a communication between the communication terminal and a first communication terminal via a delivery server; a second communication control unit configured to control a communication between the communication terminal and a second communication terminal; an acquisition unit configured to acquire content data transmitted between the communication terminal and the second communication terminal in the communication controlled by the second communication control unit, the first communication control unit sending the content data acquired by the acquisition unit to the delivery server; and a display control unit configured to control a display of an image based on content data delivered by the delivery server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshinaga Kato
  • Patent number: 10629013
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide unlocking control methods and related produces. The method includes the following. When detecting an unlocking instruction for a mobile terminal in a screen-off and screen-locked state, a first operation and a second operation are performed in parallel. The first operation is a face recognition operation. The second operation is configured to ensure that a power management service (PMS) is in an awake state. When detecting that a result of the face recognition operation is success, a screen locked interface is removed, and the PMS is notified to light a touch display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP. LTD.
    Inventor: Jian Wang
  • Patent number: 10628798
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system having a plurality of user devices, a plurality of databases, and servers in communication over a network. Each of the devices synchronizes one or more address books comprising contact information. The contact information is enhanced and then cleansed. The enhanced contact information is then hashed so that the personally identifiable information is made unavailable. The system then identifies common contacts representing the same real person and creates a single composite view of the person. Thereafter, the system shares the single composite view between users while obfuscating information that personally identifies such contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Covve Visual Network Ltd.
    Inventors: Yiannis Gavrielides, Alexandros Protogerellis
  • Patent number: 10631364
    Abstract: A method at a mobile device, and the mobile device, the method selecting a subset of radio access technologies available to the mobile device over which a predetermined set of services on the mobile device is available; and deactivating monitoring, or reducing a monitoring frequency, of at least one radio access technology not within the selected subset of radio access technologies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Ozgur Ekici, Muhammad Khaledul Islam, Dimitrios Prodanos
  • Patent number: 10623565
    Abstract: Techniques for behavioral pairing in a contact center system are disclosed. In one particular embodiment, the techniques may be realized as a method for behavioral pairing in a contact center system comprising determining, by at least one computer processor communicatively coupled to and configured to operate in the contact center system, a preferred hold activity for a contact; presenting, by the at least one computer processor, the preferred hold activity to the contact; and assigning, by the at least one computer processor, the contact to an available agent based on the preferred hold activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Afiniti Europe Technologies Limited
    Inventor: Zia Chishti
  • Patent number: 10621620
    Abstract: The present disclosure may provide a stand-alone application, API, or SDK, configured to, for example, but not be limited to: i) register digital assets, physical assets, virtual assets, brand assets, media assets, and mobile assets associated a platform Admin (e.g., an AppAddress™), ii) associate content to be delivered in response to an activation of those assets (e.g., an AdDrop™), including interactivity criteria, if applicable, iii) specify triggers for delivering the AdDrop™ (e.g., space/time/event) and target consumer profiles for receiving the AdDrop™ (e.g., Gender/Demographic/Propensity/Interest/Behavior/Etc.), iv) transmit interactive AdDrop™ for engaging the consumer at the right time/place, with the targeted profile, and v) track user engagement and provide analytics on consumer engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: BoardActive Corporation
    Inventor: Douglas L. Pittman
  • Patent number: 10616398
    Abstract: Techniques described herein provide modifications to a communication session based on a proximity context. Various implementations establish a communication session between a local communication device and a remote communication device. In response to establishing the communication session, one or more implementations determine a proximity context associated with an area around the local device, such as by detecting a proximity of various objects to the local device. Upon determining the proximity context, various embodiments alter various operating parameters associated the communication session, such as by reducing a speaker volume and/or announcing the presence of a person within proximity to the local device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Amit Kumar Agrawal, Rachid M. Alameh, Giles Tucker Davis
  • Patent number: 10614530
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for the optimization of asset allocation and an asset allocation register using sub-value indicators and designations to optimize the utilization and availability of assets without the transfer of actual assets. The present invention may be used as shown in the following examples to allocate personal and business enterprise finances or to allocate and designate the utilization of valuables such as heirlooms, jewelry and other items. The allocation register of the present invention also provides to a user or business optimization of assets for savings, retirement, special events or purchases of desired tangible items. Importantly, the asset allocation register supports the user in a way that allows them to pay themselves first by embracing the way they may already think about the assets in their account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventor: Luke A. LeBrun
  • Patent number: 10616406
    Abstract: A system and method for processing an electronic communication comprise receiving, by a communication processing system, data regarding an incoming communication output from a computing device of a communication initiator and directed to a computing device of a communication recipient; performing a data search, by the communication processing system of one or more data sources for context information regarding at least one of the communication initiator or the communication initiator; aggregating, by the communication processing system, collected context information in response to performing the data search; and generating and formatting contact context data from the collected context information for output to the computing device of the communication recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ross Judd, Thomas E. Creamer, Sumit Patel
  • Patent number: 10613959
    Abstract: Provided is a terminal for controlling an external device, not equipped with its own memory or controller, connected to the terminal. The portable terminal, when being connected to at least one external device, changes its setting with an extracted setting data matching the connected external device. Accordingly, the connected external device in a connection state to the portable terminal performs corresponding operations under control of the portable terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Do-Hyung Lee
  • Patent number: 10616823
    Abstract: An access method of a device (10) such as an MTC device to a network (20, 30, 40) which allows the transmission of small data packets without the need to read all the System Information normally required to make an initial network access. The device (10) may notify the network that an access request is occurring from a device that was either specifically allowed to use a stored access configuration or is accessing the cell using modified system information being broadcast by the cell. Such notification may be implicit in the characteristics (choice of preamble, timing, frequency and/or repetition) of the access request. The network, preferably having knowledge of the method being used by the device to access the network, can either reject this access or accept it depending on whether the access was from a stored configuration or read from System Information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Paul Bucknell, Yiwei Fang, Dorin Viorel, Timothy Moulsley
  • Patent number: 10616161
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions with and between computers in content providing, searching and/or hosting systems supported by or configured with devices, servers and/or platforms. The disclosed systems and methods provide a novel framework for partitioning HTML content in electronic messages based on the relative positions of the content's links within the DOM hierarchy of the messages, and basing the propagation (e.g., display or communication) of such content therefrom. The disclosed message partitioning and extraction framework can be applied online, in real-time, at scale, without any pre-processing or pre-learning/training.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventors: Irena Grabovitch, Dotan Di Castro, Umang Patel, Ian McCarthy
  • Patent number: 10606445
    Abstract: A system for diagnosing and repairing vehicles is provided. An example apparatus includes a vehicle interface configured to transmit one or more instructions to an adaptor connected to a vehicle and retrieve an indication of one or more diagnostic trouble codes from the adaptor. The apparatus includes a communication module configured to transmit the diagnostic trouble codes to a remote server along with a user identifier or a vehicle identification number, and receive repair information from the remote server. The apparatus further includes a user interface configured to receive user requests for information and to display information regarding the adaptor, the vehicle information, the one or more diagnostic trouble codes, and/or the repair information. Finally, the apparatus includes a memory and a processor configured to control the vehicle interface, the communication module, the user interface, and the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: ALLDATA LLC
    Inventors: Paul A. Marshall, Jeffrey W. Lagges
  • Patent number: 10599298
    Abstract: Provided are systems and methods for progressively providing content of an electronic book (e-book) to members of a book reading group. An example method includes: determining a reading group associated with content, the reading group comprising a first user profile associated with a first user device, a second user profile associated with a second user device, an indication that the first user profile is designated as a group administrator; determining a first stop-position indicative of a first position in the content; determining a second stop-position indicative of a second position in the content; and sending, to the first user device and the second user device, a message comprising at least the first stop-position, and instructions to enable access to a first section, wherein the first section comprises a portion of the content preceding the first stop-position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Ytzhak Donnelley, Sarah Elizabeth Funk, Emily Jean Staskowski, Christy Elizabeth Caldwell, Adrienne Anastasia Lombardo, Gregory William Long, Lan Wang, Julie Lynne Teodorescu-Badia
  • Patent number: 10601887
    Abstract: A method of delivering a live stream is implemented within a content delivery network (CDN) and includes the high level functions of recording the stream using a recording tier, and playing the stream using a player tier. The step of recording the stream includes a set of sub-steps that begins when the stream is received at a CDN entry point in a source format. The stream is then converted into an intermediate format (IF), which is an internal format for delivering the stream within the CDN and comprises a stream manifest, a set of one or more fragment indexes (FI), and a set of IF fragments. The player process begins when a requesting client is associated with a CDN HTTP proxy. In response to receipt at the HTTP proxy of a request for the stream or a portion thereof, the HTTP proxy retrieves (either from the archive or the data store) the stream manifest and at least one fragment index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Akamai Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher R. Knox, Philip A. Lisiecki, James Mutton, Chuck Bernard
  • Patent number: 10599290
    Abstract: A slide show, integrated into an email application, displays images such as those included as an attachment to an email message. The user can view the slide show without exiting the email application. Slide show navigation controls are provided. An index sheet mode can be activated wherein a number of thumbnails are displayed, allowing easy navigation to any image within the slide show. Transition animations can be provided for clarifying operations such as activating and dismissing the index sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Stephen O. Lemay, Gregory N. Christie, Marcel van Os, Hans-Werner Neubrand
  • Patent number: 10595159
    Abstract: Various examples are directed to systems and methods for provisioning news items. A news provisioning application may apply user interest data to select a first news item from news data and determine that the first news item is negative for the first user based at least in part on the financial data. The news provisioning application may receive, from a first network-enabled device, physiological data describing a physiological condition of the first user at a first time and determine to provide the first news item to the first user based at least in part on the physiological data. The news provisioning application may send to a second network-enabled device, alert data instructing the second network-enabled device to modify the operation of the second network-enabled device to generate an alert indicating the first news item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Corey Michael Nelson, Spencer Holland Touchberry, November Michelle Champion, Gwendoria M. Salley
  • Patent number: 10595230
    Abstract: A method, system and device load balancing in a telecommunications network is provided where a selection of one or more User Equipments (UEs), to be relocated from a source cell to a target cell is based on a prediction value of the performance in the target cell. The prediction of the performance in the target cell is performed by mapping the current load of the target cell and a current detected signal of the target cell, into a perceived performance, perceived by UEs that have been relocated previously. After relocation of the UE the perceived performance in the target cell is measured and fed back by the target cell radio base station (RBS) to the source cell RBS, and used for updating the predicted performance value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Sven Ekemark, Håkan Eriksson, Lena Melin
  • Patent number: 10594681
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: receiving authentication input, at a device, that is sent to an aggregate service device; requesting file system data, retrieved by the aggregate service device, analogous to data stored on a remote device and data stored on a cloud storage device; receiving at the device, after providing the authentication input to the aggregate service device, the file system data from the aggregate service device; and displaying, on the device, a user interface in the form of a file manager application generated from the requested file system data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Philip L. Childs, Eric Todd Marshall, Christopher Donald Oman, Greyson Craig Davis, Tony Eugene Thompson, James Anthony Hunt
  • Patent number: 10586034
    Abstract: [Objective] To provide a technique for allowing, in a network communication system consisting of a first server for sending contents to a client and a second server for executing an application upon being called from the client, the first server to appropriately detect that the second server is called. [Solution Means] In a communication method in a network communication system composed of a first server, a second server, and a client, when predetermined contents are sent to the client from the first server, API information for executing an application program of the second server is included in the contents, and the application is executed on the second server by an API call from the client. During this, the second server generates execution certification information on the basis of dynamic common information that changes dynamically, and sends to the client the execution certification information along with the application execution result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: SecureBrain Corporation
    Inventor: Masata Nishida
  • Patent number: 10587567
    Abstract: A communication method includes the steps of transmitting, by means of a first communication apparatus, personal information to a second communication apparatus; receiving, by means of the second communication apparatus, the personal information and searching, by means of the second communication apparatus, whether or not personal information having the same content as the received personal information exists in the second communication apparatus; and notifying, by means of the second communication apparatus, the first communication apparatus of a search result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoichiro Sako, Mitsuru Takehara, Toshiro Terauchi, Makoto Inoue, Motoyuki Takai, Masamichi Asukai, Katsuya Shirai, Takatoshi Nakamura, Toru Sasaki, Yuichi Sakai, Masafumi Matsuda
  • Patent number: 10587538
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to implementing an operational safety mode that manages the output of notifications at an electronic device when a user of the device is operating a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Emily Clark Schubert, Todd Blocksom, Andre M J Boule, Richard R. Dellinger, Craig M. Federighi, Matthew Elliot Shepherd, Garrett L. Weinberg
  • Patent number: 10579726
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a touchscreen display, a wireless communication circuit, a memory storing a framework, and at least one processor. The processor is configured to receive a first event or a second event, to provide the framework with a notification object associated with an event received among the first event and the second event, to parse the notification object to obtain one or more parameters, to select one or more tasks associated with the received event based on at least part of the one or more parameters by using the framework, to select a natural language expression indicating at least one task of the one or more tasks, to provide a user interface including the natural language expression, through the touchscreen display, and to execute the at least one task based at least partly on a user input of the natural language expression provided on the touchscreen display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Yong Lee, Tae Kwang Um, Han Jun Ku, Sung Pa Park, Jae Yung Yeo, Da Som Lee, Yong Joon Jeon
  • Patent number: 10581678
    Abstract: A wireless system for setting parameters includes at least one electronic device and a parameter-setting device. The electronic device has a first wireless transmission module, a processor, and a desirable device to be set. The processor is electrically connected to the first wireless transmission module and the desirable device. The parameter-setting device has a second wireless transmission module. The parameter-setting device is wirelessly connected to the processor and the desirable device through the first wireless transmission module and the second wireless transmission module. When the desirable device is shut down, the parameter-setting device transmits specification parameters to the first wireless transmission module through the second wireless transmission module to store the specification parameters into the first wireless transmission module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Mean Well (Guangzhou) Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Po-Ming Chen, Hsin-Hung Lu
  • Patent number: 10581931
    Abstract: Processing signalling relating to a telephony session in a first telephony network. The session involves a telephony device associated with a second telephony network. A first message received from a first node in the first network comprises a first telephony identifier, associated with the first network, as a called party identifier. A second, different telephony identifier, associated with the first network, is identified. A second message transmitted to the first node comprises the second identifier as a telephony party identifier, whereby to enable call services to be provided in the first network on the basis of the second identifier. A third message, comprising the second identifier as a telephony party identifier, is received from the first node. A third telephony identifier, associated with the second network, is identified using the second identifier. A fourth message, comprising the third identifier as a telephony party identifier, is transmitted to the first node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Metaswitch Networks Ltd.
    Inventors: Benjamin Ritchie, David Court
  • Patent number: 10581937
    Abstract: A method and a system for establishing a communication session between a first communication device in a main communication network and a second communication device in a local communication network comprising a wireless network, the second communication device being located in the vicinity of a mobile device, the first communication device contacting an external phone number, wherein the external phone number is assigned to a unique identifier of the mobile device. The method comprises (i) the mobile device sending the unique identifier detectable on the wireless network; (ii) providing the unique identifier of the mobile device) and a local communication identifier to a service provider adapter; (iii) determining the location of the mobile device, associating the mobile device to the second communication device in dependence of its location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Martin Troester, Janna Troester, Thomas Pohl, Bernd Simmet
  • Patent number: 10582333
    Abstract: Systems and methods for geofence information delivery are disclosed. A multiplicity of devices constructed and configured in network communication in a region of interest via a peer-to-peer network. The multiplicity of devices store cached geofence information for the region of interest. The multiplicity of devices on the peer-to-peer network are operable to convert between an IP address and a geographic location. Each of the multiplicity of devices is operable to query peer devices on the peer-to-peer network for geofences associated with an IP address or a geographic location. At least one peer device is operable to deliver one or more geofences associated with the IP address to the querying device via zero-configuration networking or web service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: GEOFRENZY, INC.
    Inventor: Benjamin T. Jones
  • Patent number: 10581985
    Abstract: Systems and methods for allowing separate parties to identify each other through the use of matching computer-coordinated identifiers are discussed. In some cases, the methods include using a processor of a computer system to identify a first computer device configured to provide a first perceptible identifier, using the processor to identify a second computer device that is configured to provide a second perceptible identifier, and using the processor to send the first perceptible identifier to the first computer device and the second perceptible identifier to the second computer device, wherein the first and second perceptible identifiers correspond with each other to provide a two-sided, computer-coordinated verification. In some cases, the described methods include modifying the first and second identifiers as the first and second computer devices come into proximity with each other. Other implementations are discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: J2B2, LLC
    Inventors: Spencer Brown, Joseph Almasy, Jason Baty
  • Patent number: 10575158
    Abstract: In response to receiving an acquisition request for acquiring wireless connection information from an external apparatus, it is determined whether or not a sensor for detecting a nearby object has detected an object. If it is determined that the sensor has detected an object, the wireless connection information is transmitted to the external apparatus. If it is determined that the sensor has not detected an object, the wireless connection information is not transmitted to the external apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masami Tsunoda
  • Patent number: 10574586
    Abstract: A method includes: configuring parameters for a self-adaptive task and sending the parameters to a control center; performing a task registration of the self-adaptive task according to the parameters; assigning the range for CDN service resources to a proxy; sending a data collection command to CDN service resources within the range; sending the collected data to the control center; generating a self-adaptive control line according to the collected data; generating a control command for the proxy according to the self-adaptive control line; generating a control policy for each of the CDN service resources, and allocating the control policy to a corresponding CDN service resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: WANGSU SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventor: Weicai Chen
  • Patent number: 10575167
    Abstract: Provided is a content delivery method and architecture for delivering content from a node in a content delivery network (CDN) using an anycast address to direct a requesting device to access a content manifest. The manifest server of the CDN may select the provided manifest based on information received from the requesting device and/or any other network information, may alter attributes of the manifest itself, or direct the requesting device to a different device or manifest server of the CDN to obtain the manifest. The selection of the manifest, alteration of the manifest, or new location to obtain the manifest causes the connection for content to occur at one or more servers accessible through a unicast address, rather than an anycast address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Joelle T. Maslak, Kevin C. Johns
  • Patent number: RE47940
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for positioning determination for mobile devices. A system includes: a database configured to store positioning data associated with one or more base stations in a network, and a data management component configured to compare the parameters with one or more parameter thresholds, and update the positioning data based at least in part on the comparison of the parameters and the parameter thresholds. The updated positioning data is used for positioning determination of a mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Marvell World Trade Ltd.
    Inventors: Bochih Liu, Zhike Jia, Yuan Ren, Jing Yu, Jian Chen, Xing Zhao