User Location Independent Information Retrieval Patents (Class 455/414.2)
  • Patent number: 10299100
    Abstract: A method and system includes the ability for individuals to set up an ad hoc digital and voice network easily and rapidly to allow users to coordinate their activities by eliminating the need for pre-entry of data into a web or identifying others by name, phone numbers or email. This method is especially useful for police, fire fighters, military, first responders or other emergency situations for coordinating different organizations at the scene of a disaster to elevate conventional communication problems either up and down the chain of command or cross communication between different emergency units. The method and system provides that the users are only required to enter a specific Server IP address and an ad hoc event name, a password and perhaps the name of the particular unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: AGIS SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventors: Malcolm K. Beyer, Jr., Christopher R. Rice
  • Patent number: 10296906
    Abstract: A system for initiating and authorizing a transaction including one or more memory devices storing instructions and one or more processors configured to execute the instructions to associate a detectable device with at least one financial account. The one or more processors may be further configured to receive a notification indicating that the detectable device is involved in a potential transaction initiated by a sensor device detecting the detectable device in an initiating action. The one or more processors may be further configured to receive transaction information associated with the potential transaction. The one or more processors may be further configured to identify a customer profile associated with the detectable device, and determine whether the potential transaction is authorized by a customer based on the transaction information and at least one profile customization parameter associated with the customer profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Capital One Financial Corporation
    Inventors: Jesse N. Kendrick, Mohamed Lafeer, Jeremy Rephlo
  • Patent number: 10292105
    Abstract: In order to facilitate reduced power consumption of an electronic device (such as a smartphone) when communicating with another electronic device (such as an access point) in a wireless network, the electronic device may change a frequency of network scans performed by an interface circuit in the electronic device based on a motion profile of the electronic device. In particular, the electronic device may determine the motion profile based on spatial information, such as: acceleration data, orientation data, Global Positioning System data and/or data from the wireless network. Then, the electronic device may change the frequency of the network scans performed by the interface circuit based on the motion profile. In this way, the frequency of the network scans can be reduced when the electronic device is stationary or moving rapidly (such as when a user of the electronic device is driving in a car).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Kapil Chhabra, Tito Thomas, Vinesh Pallen
  • Patent number: 10285011
    Abstract: An example system includes a location signature engine to determine a location signature based on a location of a user. The system also includes a signature comparison engine to determine whether the location signature matches a known signature. The system also includes a location determination engine to prompt the user for the location of the user based on the location signature not matching the known signature. The location determination engine also is to determine whether a user indication of the location is accurate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Hewett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert C Brooks, Isaac Lagnado, Robin Castell
  • Patent number: 10278019
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes: monitoring, by a computing device, respective locations of a plurality of user devices; determining, by the computing device, that a particular group of user devices of the plurality of user devices are located within a threshold distance of each other based on monitoring the respective locations of the plurality of user devices; and storing or outputting, by the computing device, grouping information indicating that the particular group of user devices are associated with a single user based on the determining that the particular group of user devices are located within a threshold distance of each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeremy A. Greenberger, Ciaran E. Hannigan
  • Patent number: 10268941
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a smart card information querying method, including: sending a terminal configuration request to a server, so that the server determines, according to the terminal configuration request, whether a terminal configuration file cached in a terminal needs to be updated, wherein the terminal configuration file is configured based on a geographical area indicated by a smart card and is used for querying smart card information; receiving an update file delivered by the server, when the server determines that the terminal configuration file cached in the terminal needs to be updated; updating the terminal configuration file cached locally according to the update file delivered by the server; and when a connection is established to the smart card in a short-distance communications mode, querying card information of the smart card according to the updated terminal configuration file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Yixin Guo, Chun Wang, Hang Yu, Xianhua Du
  • Patent number: 10231088
    Abstract: A first set of data may be received indicating that an object of interest has been identified. A second set of data may be received indicating a first location of where the object of interest was identified. The first location may correspond to a geographical area. In response to the receiving of the first set of data and the second set of data, the first location may be associated with a first transceiver base station. In response to the associating, a first list of one or more mobile devices may be obtained that are within an active range of the first transceiver base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rafael C. S. Folco, Breno H. Leitao, Desnes A. Nunes do Rosario, Jose F. Santiago Filho
  • Patent number: 10225689
    Abstract: A geographic position information-based community interconnection method may comprise creating a community network using geographic position information and identity information as network nodes; when a user terminal logs onto the community network for the first time, registration and authentication may need to be completed. The method may include receiving information and/or services for interaction, and uploading the received information and/or services to the community network server. The user terminal may acquire desired information and/or services by searching the information and/or services stored in the visible space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: HUIZHOU TCL MOBILE COMMUNICATION CO., LTD
    Inventors: Zhimin Du, Jianyu Zou
  • Patent number: 10212545
    Abstract: An electronic device comprising: a memory; and one or more processors configured to: assign a first positioning role to the electronic device and a second positioning role to a counterpart device, the counterpart device and the electronic device being part of a communications network, obtain at least one of a location information and a supplemental location information based on the first positioning role and the second positioning role, and detect a location of the electronic device based on the at least one of the location information and supplemental location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Won Suk Choi, Jeong Min Park, Kwang Sub Son, Jae Woong Chun
  • Patent number: 10194454
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method, system, evolved Node B (eNB) and User Equipment (UE) for implementing service scheduling. The method includes: an eNB sends time-domain scheduling information of Single Cell-Point To Multipoint (SC-PTM) Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS) to a UE, the time-domain scheduling information is used for indicating a position of a time-domain subframe where the MBMS is located, and a Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH) of the time-domain subframe includes frequency-domain scheduling information of the MBMS. A UE receives time-domain scheduling information, performs blind detection at a position of a time-domain subframe indicated by the time-domain scheduling information, determines a PDCCH including frequency-domain scheduling information of MBMS, and reads the frequency-domain scheduling information on the PDCCH. The UE receives the MBMS on a Physical Downlink Share Channel (PDSCH) on the basis of the read frequency-domain scheduling information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: XI'AN ZHONGXING NEW SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hui Xu, Zijiang Ma, Chen Lu, Yong Lv
  • Patent number: 10185971
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for analyzing a fused sample of viewership data to determine a behavior profile of online viewers who watched and/or didn't watch certain TV advertisements, where the TV advertisements are aligned with campaign targeting characteristics desired by an advertiser/client working with a demand side platform. Then, a campaign targeting plan is developed for dividing an advertising budget between digital media and TV impressions. The digital media portion of the campaign profiles Media Properties (MPs) contained in a historical database from past digital advertising campaigns across multiple digital formats and screens, and aligns digital ad placement with MPs having desired targeting characteristics. An optimized apportionment is automatically produced between TV and digital media spending based on an advertiser/client's goals of duplicating or not duplicating viewership of an advertisement between TV and digital media, or alternately based on cost alone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Alexander R. Hood, Jason Lopatecki, Justin K. Sung, David Innes-Gawn, John M. Trenkle
  • Patent number: 10180332
    Abstract: A network computer service can receive a service request associated with a first service location. Additionally, the network computer service can detect a user action to associate the service request with a second service location. In some examples, the user input can be detected on a user device. In other examples, the second service location can be different from the first service location. Moreover, the network computer service can determine the second service location satisfies a predetermined permissibility criterion for permitting change of the first service location to the second service location. In response to determining the second service location satisfies the predetermined permissibility criterion, the network computer service can transmit an instruction to cause a device to associate the service request with the second service location in place of the first service location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Yu, John Nathaniel Ford
  • Patent number: 10182140
    Abstract: A method and electronic device for executing application concurrently with other devices are provided. An address of an external electronic device and a location of an application is obtained. A connection is established with a device using a short-range communication protocol. The application is obtained and executed in conjunction with the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chang-Ryong Heo, Hyun-Seok Shin, Ji-Hyun Park, Sung-Hyuk Shin, Myung-Gon Hong
  • Patent number: 10171474
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a request at a wireless access point from a client system to access a network through the wireless access point. The wireless access point sends an identifier associated with the client system to a social-networking system, the social-networking system including user profiles arranged in one or more social graphs. The social graphs store relationships between the user profiles. The method further includes receiving at the wireless access point from the social-networking system an authorization determination. The authorization determination is based upon a first user profile of the plurality of user profiles. The first user profile includes the identifier associated with the client system. The method further includes providing the client system with access to the network through the wireless access point in accordance with the authorization determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Erick Tseng, Mohit Talwar, Adrian Potra, Michael John McKenzie Toksvig, David Harry Garcia
  • Patent number: 10158979
    Abstract: The present invention is a location based data analytics system and method that functions to track individuals and/or equipment within a bounded location that may be an indoor or outdoor location, or a combination of indoor and outdoor locations, within a geographic site that is a bounded location. The system captures the real-time movements of the individuals/equipment and generates location and time statistics based upon real-time movements. The system is also operable to generate analytics based upon the information collected relating to the movements of the individuals/equipment as well as insights. The location and movement information can be mapped in real-time or over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: ELENYTICS GROUP, LTD.
    Inventors: Rohan Ahuja, Sergi Bernal Sague, Sayan Ghosh, Tomas Choi, Jeffrey Ni
  • Patent number: 10148449
    Abstract: A push message service method and system capable of allowing a service server to develop a standardized push message format to keep up with different Operating Systems (OSs)-based multiple platforms environment or single user account-multiple platforms environment and preventing push messages from being lost is provided. The multi-push message system supporting multiple platforms includes at least one service server which generates a multi-push message including per-terminal granted push tokens and messages (pns) to be transmitted per push server, a multi-push message manager which checks validity of the multi-push message, parses the multi-push message, generates push messages corresponding to types of the platforms of the push servers based on the messages (pns), and sends the push message to the respective push servers, and a push server which transmits the push message to the terminal corresponding to the push token.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Kiwon Lee
  • Patent number: 10134261
    Abstract: A vehicle comprising includes lights and a controller. The controller, responsive to reception of signals indicative of an opening and closing of a door of the vehicle, the vehicle being within boundaries of a predetermined locale, and an item being within the vehicle, blinks the lights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: John Nolan, Ryan Jones, Marcellus Benedict Diederich, II, Adam Weiss
  • Patent number: 10136298
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for transmitting content between terminals through a service control device link. To this end, A method for content delivery between devices through interworking with a service control apparatus, the method performed by a device, the method comprising: creating a neighboring device list containing connectable neighboring devices by searching for the connectable neighboring devices; transmitting, to the service control apparatus via a network, the created neighboring device list and a domain query message for content; receiving, from the service control apparatus and as a response to the transmitted domain query message, information on a content providing device for providing the content among the connectable neighboring devices contained in the neighboring device list; and requesting and receiving the content from the content providing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: SK TELECOM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jongmin Lee, Kyungjun Lee
  • Patent number: 10129694
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for managing which location-based service zones to monitor when the number location-based service zones within a geographic region exceed the amount the device can support. An active zone defining a geographic region and location-based service zones within the geographic region is provided by another computing device. When the number of location-based service zones meets or exceeds a predefined threshold, a subset of the location-based service zones is selected for monitoring according to a current device location and/or other parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Sergey Parshin, Ronen Barenboim, Michael Bowerman, Jon Robert Ducrou, Ryan Hapgood, Qiwei Liu, Michael Schollmeyer, James Michael Sutula
  • Patent number: 10122777
    Abstract: A mobile social network is provided for sharing media captured recently. The mobile social network includes an application server that receives, from a downloader mobile device, a request for media associated with a geographic location. The application server sends a media inquiry to one or more uploader mobile devices near the geographic location. The media inquiry includes information from the request for media. The application server receives a digital media file in response to the media inquiry. The digital media file includes metadata having an authentic capture time of the media associated with the geographic location. The application server generates a results summary, including a status of the digital media file based on the authentic capture time of the media. The application server sends the results summary to the downloader mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventor: Tobi Carver Clinton
  • Patent number: 10111080
    Abstract: A method and system includes the ability for individuals to set up an ad hoc digital and voice network easily and rapidly to allow users to coordinate their activities by eliminating the need for pre-entry of data into a web or identifying others by name, phone numbers or email. This method is especially useful for police, fire fighters, military, first responders or other emergency situations for coordinating different organizations at the scene of a disaster to elevate conventional communication problems either up and down the chain of command or cross communication between different emergency units. The method and system provides that the users are only required to enter a specific Server IP address and an ad hoc event name, a password and perhaps the name of the particular unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: AGIS Software Development LLC
    Inventors: Malcolm K. Beyer, Jr., Christopher R. Rice
  • Patent number: 10110729
    Abstract: Embodiments for managing mobile devices by one or more processors are described. A plurality of mobile devices are detected within a predetermined distance of each other for at least a predetermined duration. After the plurality of mobile devices are detected, the functionality of at least one of the plurality of mobile devices is altered based on data associated with another of the plurality of mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher J. Hardee, Steven R. Joroff, Pamela A. Nesbitt, Scott E. Schneider
  • Patent number: 10104605
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for managing location-based service zones. Specifically, a dynamically sized geographic region surrounding a client device location can be created. Location-based service zones within the geographic region can be selected. If the amount of location-based service zones identified within the geographic region exceed a client-supported limit, a subset of location-based service zones are selected and sent to the client device for monitoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Sergey Parshin, Jon Robert Ducrou, Ryan Hapgood, Qiwei Liu, Raymond Smith, James Michael Sutula, Benjamin Winters
  • Patent number: 10091756
    Abstract: A wireless relay device according to various embodiments of the present disclosure may include a communication circuit that receives, from at least one electronic device, a location information message including the location information of the electronic device. A processor may confirm the reliability of the received location information of the electronic device if the location information satisfies at least one defined criterion. If the reliability is confirmed, the processor may approximate location information of the wireless relay device by using the location information with confirmed reliability, of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jinseong Kim, Kyounghan Lee
  • Patent number: 10088599
    Abstract: Systems, terminals, servers and methods are provided for weather forecasting. For example, one or more first terminals acquire environmental information corresponding to the first terminals; wherein the environmental information includes geographic location information of the first terminals and weather data corresponding to the geographic location information; the first terminals transmit the environmental information to a server so that the server acquires weather forecasting information of an area corresponding to one or more geographic locations of the first terminals based on at least information associated with the weather data corresponding to the first terminals; wherein the geographic locations corresponding to the first terminals are within the area; and the first terminals acquire the weather forecasting information of the area transmitted by the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jingbiao Liang, Chu Zeng, Junhao Fan, Huanyi Zheng, Cheng Li
  • Patent number: 10075500
    Abstract: A service method and system using an instance interface of a virtualization object in an Internet of Things (IoT) environment is disclosed. A service method in an IoT environment may include: displaying a message to another instance using a feeder interface among interfaces included in an instance of a virtualization object about a thing; receiving a message displayed from a feeder interface of the other instance or the thing using a subscriber interface among the interfaces; transferring a message to the other instance or the thing using a controller interface among the interfaces; receiving a message transferred from a controller interface of the other instance using a receiver interface among the interfaces; and interacting with a 3rd party service using an authentication interface among the interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Jung Kyun Choi, Jin Hong Yang, Hyo Jin Park
  • Patent number: 10057420
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for assigning a mobile device that is unassigned to a user are disclosed. Mobile phone numbers are used as a surrogate for device. For example, the method implemented via a processor obtains the phone number that is unassigned from a list of phone numbers associated with a billing account number, assigns the phone number that is unassigned to the user, wherein the user is selected from among a plurality of users associated with the billing account number, determines a confidence level for the assigning of the phone number that is unassigned to the user, and performs an analysis to provide a service for the user to whom the phone number is assigned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Jean-Francois Paiement, Sastry Isukapalli, Ann E. Skudlark, Christopher T. Volinsky, Dan Melamed
  • Patent number: 10051415
    Abstract: The present disclosure involves systems, software, and computer implemented methods for augmenting ping timing for mobile devices based on contextual analysis of a current data exchange based on historical data exchange data. One example system includes operations such as receiving information related to a current data exchange associated with a particular user profile. The current data exchange can be associated with a particular location, and each user profile can be associated with at least one data exchange pattern, where the data exchange pattern identifies a locational and a data exchange history of the user profile. The current data exchange is compared to a data exchange pattern of the particular user profile. If the current data exchange does not correspond, a request for the user's current location is transmitted to an associated user device. If the current data exchange does correspond, the current data exchange is associated with the particular location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: The Toronto-Dominion Bank
    Inventors: Vipul Kishore Lalka, Edward Robert Lucas Lounsbury, Arun Victor Jagga, John Jong-Suk Lee, Sarabjit Singh Walia
  • Patent number: 10043164
    Abstract: A system and method for facilitating a transaction, e.g., shopping experience, between a merchant and a cardholder. The system comprises an electronic storage device having a database of cardholder profile information and location information stored therein; an access path for allowing access to the cardholder profile information and location information; and a processor for assembling the cardholder profile information and location information in the database, and for providing the assembled cardholder profile information and location information to a merchant and a cardholder that have been granted access to the database. The assembled cardholder profile information and location information are provided to the merchant and the cardholder so as to effect targeted interaction between the merchant and cardholder based at least in part on the assembled cardholder profile information and location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Jennifer Dogin, Brian Maw
  • Patent number: 10045395
    Abstract: A base station supports SC-PTM. The base station sets a first configuration and a second configuration to the user terminal. The first configuration is a configuration on the user terminal discontinuously monitoring a PDCCH on which a control signal is transmitted, the control signal being for receiving multicast data transmitted by the SC-PTM from the base station. The first configuration includes an On-duration timer that is a period during which the user terminal receives the PDCCH. The first configuration is a configuration corresponding to a RNTI assigned commonly to a plurality of user terminals that receives identical multicast data by the SC-PTM. The second configuration is a configuration on the user terminal discontinuously monitoring a PDCCH on which a control signal is transmitted, the control signal being for receiving data transmitted by another transmission method from the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Masato Fujishiro, Hiroyuki Adachi, Kugo Morita
  • Patent number: 10045303
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present invention relate to a method and arrangement in a telecommunication system, in particular to methods and arrangements relating to overlapping MBSFN-areas. A notification mechanism is introduced that allows a user equipment to distinguish notifications for different MBSFN areas and different MBMS Control Channels. The user equipment then knows already upon reception of the notification whether it has to wake up and read a specific MBMS Control Channel. The embodiments of the present invention thus support multiple MBSFN areas per cell while still maintaining the benefits of reduced battery consumption in the UE due to said MBMS notification mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Jörg Huschke, Mai-Anh Phan, Ghyslain Pelletier
  • Patent number: 10038758
    Abstract: Techniques are described for balancing traffic among content delivery networks (CDNs). A CDN balancer can analyze CDN performance data and determine CDN balancing ratios used to distribute traffic among the CDNs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Stefan Christian Richter, Nicholas James Benson, Justin Michael Binns, Kenneth Thomas Burford, James Marvin Freeman, II, Marc Joliveau, Li Tong
  • Patent number: 10034141
    Abstract: Systems and methods including a database storing the identifiers of cells representing residential parcels of real estate properties. Mobile devices determine the coordinates of their locations during a period of time using a location determination system, such as a global positioning system. The coordinates are converted to cell identifiers to look up corresponding residential parcels that have been visited by the mobile devices. A server generates a visitation data set for each residential parcel visited by each mobile device, including different types of frequencies of the mobile device visiting the residential parcel (e.g., night, weekend). A server filters the residential parcels based on visitation frequencies to identify home candidates and then further filters the home candidates based on the count of mobile devices having the home candidates. A home parcel, and thus its address, is identified from the filtered home candidate(s) for each mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: NINTHDECIMAL, INC.
    Inventors: Elena Rose, Mark Christopher Dixon, Kevin Toshio Ching, Veronica Milenkiy
  • Patent number: 10034147
    Abstract: In a next generation broadcast architecture, a broadcast gateway may send segments of a data file to a broadcast transmission system and to a server. The broadcast transmission system wirelessly transmits the segments to a user equipment (UE) device. When the UE device fails to decode a segment, it sends a request for re-transmission of the segment to the server via an IP network. The server re-transmits the requested segment to the UE device via the IP network. Furthermore, the gateway may receive one or more IP data flows (e.g., video streams) having variable bit rate. The gateway may apply dynamically-variable coding to the IP data flows so that the resulting coded IP data flows have an aggregate bit rate that matches a constant physical transport rate of the broadcast transmission system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignees: Coherent Logix, Incorporated, Sinclair Television Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin A. Shelby, Michael J. Simon
  • Patent number: 10026084
    Abstract: A system for initiating and authorizing a transaction including one or more memory devices storing instructions and one or more processors configured to execute the instructions to associate a detectable device with at least one financial account. The one or more processors may be further configured to receive a notification indicating that the detectable device is involved in a potential transaction initiated by a sensor device detecting the detectable device in an initiating action. The one or more processors may be further configured to receive transaction information associated with the potential transaction. The one or more processors may be further configured to identify a customer profile associated with the detectable device, and determine whether the potential transaction is authorized by a customer based on the transaction information and at least one profile customization parameter associated with the customer profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Jesse N. Kendrick, Mohamed Lafeer, Jeremy Rephlo
  • Patent number: 10004021
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to systems and methods for one of restricting at least one service and providing one of the at least one service and a differential service to a subscriber, the method comprising steps of: receiving a connection request from a user equipment [102]; determining a location status of the subscriber, wherein the location status comprises one of an intra-national location and an inter-national location; generating one of a positive response in an event a source IP address is identified in a pre-stored list of source IP address and a negative response is in an event the source IP address is not identified in the pre-stored list of source IP address; and one of restricting the at least one service and providing one of the at least one service and the differential service to the subscriber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: RELIANCE JIO INFOCOMM LIMITED
    Inventors: Anil Pawar, Sagar Mishra, Gautam Reddy, Pallavur Sankaranaraynan
  • Patent number: 9998906
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a signal is received from a geographic location that is positioned within a space defined by an effective reception range of a short-range wireless communication transceiver. The signal is received from the short-range wireless communication transceiver and the signal includes an identification code. The receiving is by a wireless communication device located within the space. The signal is processed on the wireless communication device. The process includes identifying, based at least in part on the identification code, a retrieval location of information associated with the signal. The processing of the signal is performed exclusively by the wireless communication device and independently of any networks. The information is retrieved from the retrieval location using the wireless communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: CONNECTQUEST LLC
    Inventors: David Moldavsky, Joseph A. Tocco
  • Patent number: 9980109
    Abstract: Provided are methods and devices for reporting a broadcast state of a warning message. In the method, an evolved Node B (eNB) receives a state request message from a Mobile Management Entity (MME), wherein the state request message is used for requesting to report a broadcast state of a warning message; in response to the state request message, the eNB reports the broadcast state of the warning message to the MME. By means of the technical solution, the effect that a network side can report a broadcast state of a warning message according to a state request from a Cell Broadcast Center (CBC) is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yunlu Wu, Yin Gao
  • Patent number: 9972029
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and system for selecting targeted advertisements based on a user's personal points of reference. The personal points of reference identify user specific locations of interest based at least on geographic locations. In order to determine which advertisements are relevant to a user's personal point of reference, the advertisements served by an advertising server contain metadata appended therein. The ad metadata is correlated with locations, and provides geographical sensitivity to specific locations. Thus, advertisements are matched to points of reference based on geo-location data. When the advertising server is presented with a user's personal point of reference, the ad server compiles the point of reference's geo-location data against the ad metadata, and determines if there is a match. Upon a match being identified, the advertisement associated with the ad metadata is served to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventors: Haley Thrapp, Scott E. Preece
  • Patent number: 9974047
    Abstract: When a user of a mobile device attempts to use an application having high data demands, the mobile device queries its cellular data provider to determine currently available data transfer rates, based on the geographic location of the mobile device and the demands on the cellular base station from which the mobile device is being served. If the base station is experiencing data congestion, which is likely to result in a less than optimum user experience, the mobile device displays a warning to the user suggesting that the user postpone usage of the application or try using the application in a different geographic location that is experiencing less congestion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Hongliang Zhang, Ahmad O. Alkabra, Cristian Asandului
  • Patent number: 9961120
    Abstract: A communication session is established with a contact center. The communication session includes a first concurrent communication session in a first communication medium and a second concurrent communication session in a second communication medium. The first communication medium and the second communication medium are different communication mediums. For example, the first concurrent communication session may be a voice communication session with a user and the second concurrent communication session may be multimedia communication session with the user. A task is identified that needs to be accomplished in the communication session (e.g., in one of first or second concurrent communication sessions). A determination is made if the first communication medium is an optimal communication medium for the task. In response to determining that the first communication medium is the optimal communication medium for the task, the first task is implemented in the first concurrent communication session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Parameshwaran Krishnan, Tony McCormack, Navjot Singh
  • Patent number: 9961140
    Abstract: A timing at which communication is to be attempted subsequently is set such that a timing when an information processing apparatus is incommunicatable with a communication counterpart and communication is not carried out is later than a timing when a condition different from the condition that the information apparatus is incommunicatable with a communication counterpart is satisfied and communication is not carried out. When communication with a server is impossible, a timing is set later by a time period than the communication timing as a new communication timing but sets, if a predetermined condition different from a condition that communication with the server is impossible is satisfied, a timing later by a time period, which is shorter than the time period, than the communication timing as a new communication timing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Keisuke Ichikawa, Eiichi Nishina
  • Patent number: 9955347
    Abstract: The invention relates to a technique of pairing a device (10-12) with a co-ordinating entity (20) of a private wireless network (1). The co-ordinating entity obtains an identifier of the device to be paired and a temporary network identifier specific to the device. The co-ordinating entity then configures itself on standby awaiting the device identified on the temporary network. The device to be paired transmits a request for association with the temporary network to the co-ordinating entity on the temporary network. The co-ordinating entity verifies that the device that transmitted the request for association corresponds to the device identified and then transmits to it on the temporary network an encryption key associated with the private wireless network and an identifier of the private network, then instructs a toggling of the device from the temporary network to the private wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Frederic Evennou, Sami Sidhoum
  • Patent number: 9911315
    Abstract: A system including is provided that includes a cloud application executing on a cloud processor that detects an evacuation message, a portable device that receives a notification from the cloud application of the evacuation message, a processor of the cloud application that determines a current geographic location of the portable device and an evacuation destination for the portable device and that downloads a map to the portable device showing a route from the current location to the evacuation destination, and a processor that updates the map based upon real-time events occurring along the route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventor: Ranjith Kumar P
  • Patent number: 9894479
    Abstract: A platform that facilities preservation of user privacy with respect to location-based applications executing on mobile computing devices is described. The platform registers triggers that are set forth by location-based applications, where a trigger specifies one or more rules and includes a location constraint. The platform causes a sensor on the mobile computing device to output location data, and the platform determines if the trigger has been satisfied by comparing the location constraint with the location data. If the trigger is satisfied, the platform transmits a callback to the application. Accordingly, the application does not receive location data from the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Saikat Guha, Venkata N. Padmanabhan, Mudit Jain
  • Patent number: 9886840
    Abstract: Computer (server)-based system for detecting anomalous data patterns and generating alert notifications and guaranteeing delivery by soliciting acknowledgement by end-users. If acknowledgement is not obtained within a pre-determined timeframe, the notification is escalated to managing authority and the process repeats until acknowledgement is obtained or the full chain of command is exhausted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Groves Internet Consulting, Inc.
    Inventor: Rory Groves
  • Patent number: 9883004
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating a viewer-specific visitor history for a location are provided. In particular, a visitor history for a particular viewer and location can indicate a total number of users who have visited the location and can specifically identify one or more of a set of users using a facepile. The set of specifically identified users can be those users that have an associative link with the viewer and that are also associated with at least one location signal for the given location and for which the particular viewer is a permitted viewer. Thus, location signals having varying scopes of visibility information can be aggregated across a plurality of different web-services to provide a single, unified visitor history for a particular location and viewer, all while respecting user-specified visibility information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Zachary Paul Maier, David Weissman, Radhika Lakshmanan, Richard Oliver Frankel, Doug DeCarlo, Mikhail Lopyrev, Julia Kodysh, Catherine Ye, Jeffrey Korn
  • Patent number: 9867021
    Abstract: In some embodiments, the present invention provides for a computer system which includes at least the following components: a plurality of computing devices associated with a plurality of users associated with a plurality of users; where each computing device of the plurality of computing devices is configured to: electronically receive software which, when being executed, cause such computing device to display a plurality of instances of a specifically programmed graphical user interface (GUI); where each instance of the GUI is configured to display a real-time updatable meeting information representative of a direct electronic proximity-based communication between at least two computing devices associated with at least two users who desire to meet at a particular location to engage in a transaction of at least one good, at least one service, or both, whose marketable value lasts for a period of 30 seconds to 60 minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Hopgrade, Inc.
    Inventors: John Stuart Kime, Nathan Robert Jones, Christopher Tice Peifer, Andrew David Michaelis, Quenby Justina Swinson-Mitchell, David Rodriguez, Nathan Madera
  • Patent number: 9867014
    Abstract: Techniques are described for providing a meeting notification and automatic modification service. A system may be configured to identify an appointment in a calendar application, identify a geographic location of the appointment, and identify, before the appointment time, a geographic location of a first participant of the appointment. Based on the geographic information, the system may identify a route extending from the geographic location of the first participant to the geographic location of the appointment, and may identify a travel time associated with the route. Based on the travel time and the appointment time, the system may determine whether the first participant is estimated to arrive at the appointment on time and, based on the determination, the system may send a message to participants of the appointment or dynamically reschedule the appointment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Coughlin, Adrienne C. Meisels, Steven E. Greenberg
  • Patent number: 9860699
    Abstract: A system receives geographic information from devices to determine and deliver relevant advertisements or personalized content for consumers. This ties a user's real-world location, with virtual leads (e.g., advertisements). The system uses geographical information gathered by mobile devices and saves the geographical information to consumer profiles. For example, the system can use different wireless radios present on mobile devices to gather different types of geographical information. Some radios include cellular, Bluetooth, global positioning system (or GPS), Wi-Fi, near field communications (or NFC), and other radios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: RadiumOne, Inc.
    Inventors: Dimitri Vaynblat, Maxime Domain