User Location Independent Information Retrieval Patents (Class 455/414.2)
  • Patent number: 11558448
    Abstract: In an approach for a sparse information sharing system, a processor receives a request from a host owner for a host to become a server of an information sharing system, wherein the request specifies at least one type of information the server will maintain and provide to visitors of the server. A processor syncs the server with other servers of the information sharing system with information of the specified at least one type of information. A processor, responsive to the server receiving updated information from a visitor of the server, notifies the other servers of the updated information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Guang Han Sui, Peng Hui Jiang, Xing Xing Shen, Jun Su, Hai Ling Zhang
  • Patent number: 11546710
    Abstract: An example computer system identifies a capability of a playback device to reproduce audio content. Based on the capability, the computer system identifies a first version of audio content for playback by the playback device and causes the playback device to play back the first version of audio content. While the playback device is playing back the first version of the audio content, the computer system detects a change in a network connection between the computer system and the playback device. Based on the detected change in the network connection and the capability of the playback device, the computer system identifies a second version of audio content for playback by the playback device and causes the playback device to transition from playing back the first version of the audio content to playing back the second version of the audio content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventor: Romi Kadri
  • Patent number: 11544769
    Abstract: This disclosure involves a using an adaptive component for customizing content delivered to customer devices. For instance, an adaptive component is configured to selectively receive information from a back-end service and present the information based on contexts of shopping experiences on particular devices. A context includes at least one of a device being a particular location or indicating a particular stage of interest in a product or service. The adaptive component includes configured parameters specifying different sets of sales information for different contexts. Different sets of context-specific sales are provided, based on different contexts, for presentation on one or more user devices via the adaptive component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventors: Martin Buergi, Errol Denger
  • Patent number: 11526910
    Abstract: A system and method including a downloadable application which forces to view targeted advertisements on their mobile device in order to gain access to use of the mobile device. The ads appear on a lock screen of the mobile device upon powering up or waking up of the mobile device. The user can take one of several actions with respect to the displayed ad and upon such action screen is unlocked and the user is provided with full function of the mobile device. The user can be incented for each action through the accumulation of points which can be used towards paying the user's phone bill or for receiving another reward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: PLAY2PAY, INC.
    Inventors: Brian J. Boroff, Tom Wicky, Jeffrey Toewe, Richard Kane
  • Patent number: 11514478
    Abstract: A method of serving Real Time Bidding (RTB) requests received from client devices based on availability of advertisements (ADs) at an edge storage, comprising using an RTB server for receiving RTB request(s) from one or more client devices for impression(s) in AD placement(s) offered by online content presented by the client device(s) to associated user(s), forwarding the RTB request(s) to AD exchange(s) and receiving in response a plurality of bid offers received from advertisers for purchasing the impression(s) for posting a plurality of ADs, identifying among the plurality of ADs cached AD(s) stored at an edge storage located at an edge of a network serving the client device(s), adjusting bid offers relating to non-cached ADs to reflect cost of network resources required for downloading the non-cached AD(s) and initiating service of AD(s) associated with highest bid offer(s) among the adjusted bid offers and bid offers relating to the cached AD(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: AMDOCS DEVELOPMENT LIMITED
    Inventors: Eran Yosef Paran, Shmuel Ur
  • Patent number: 11483265
    Abstract: Systems and methods for the creation and management of electronic associations between social media systems and web pages. Such associations promote greater interactions between web page visitors and users of social media pages. A social graph management system (SGMS) receives information related to a web page, and creates associations between the web page and social media pages. A process of creating such associations involves configuration of social media software for insertion into the web page. Furthermore, creating associations also involves creation of an intermediary page (and related data structures) by the SGMS in order to direct traffic between the web page and social media pages. User activity in the web page is tracked in addition to web traffic arriving at the intermediary page at subsequent times for computation of various analytics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventor: Michael J. Strutton
  • Patent number: 11425170
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a system and method for deploying and configuring a cyber-security protection solution using a portable storage device. The portable storage device may include a memory storing instructions to be executed by a computing device. When executed, the instructions may cause the computing device to implement a cyber-security protection solution that is configured to scan a second storage device and determine whether the second storage device is usable in a protected environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Ganesh Patilba Gadhe, Kevin McMurdie
  • Patent number: 11374892
    Abstract: A system for interfacing with mobile carrier networks, mobile application-equipped devices, social media networks, and individual and Enterprise user's databases, contacts, pictures, videos, and text is disclosed. A data link is connected to a mobile carrier network to receive user application and other data. Additional data links are connected to a user's stored smartphone content, including contacts, pictures, videos and other stored information as well as databases and an application-equipped device to obtain and exchange information in determining data selection, routing, presentation, and updating instructions. A user interface is connected to the system to accept configurable conditions for determining selection, routing and sharing instructions. There is a data conversion function for each data source. Synchronization between stored user preferences to automated or semi-automated updates and routes is provided by application driven consumer defined preferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Flash App, LLC
    Inventor: Lance Fried
  • Patent number: 11367052
    Abstract: A method of task management executes at a computing device having one or more processors and memory. The memory stores one or more programs configured for execution by the one or more processors. There is received a description of a task associated with a user. Upon receipt of the description of the task, one or more entities associated with the task are identified using at least the description of the task and geographic information about the user. Information is identified for performing the task with the at least one respective entity in the one or more entities based upon an identity of the entity. This identified information for performing the task is then formatted for use by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Tristan Harris, Erwin Can Sar, Timothy Youngjin Sohn, Vijay Umapathy, Jacqueline Amy Tsay, Seth Isaac Glickman
  • Patent number: 11354691
    Abstract: A system and method for omnichannel voice and text-based advertising using voice recognition. The system comprises an application that allows a user who has viewed an advertisement on a non-interactive medium to speak one or more words dictated by the advertisement into the application in order to receive business incentives. A speech recognition engine recognizes the words spoken into the application and matches the words to the relevant advertisement and delivers a text-based incentive to the user. Furthermore, with the potential customer's phone number now available, an omnichannel text-based communicator may now send other advertisements, reminders (such as to use the incentive), and communications to the user of the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: TAPTEXT LLC
    Inventors: Steve Doumar, Paul Levasseur
  • Patent number: 11349960
    Abstract: A method performed by a computing system comprises accessing group subscription data that is associated with a user and identifies a plurality of different groups, each group being hosted by a corresponding client system. The group subscription data indicates that the user is subscribed to receive resource updates from the plurality of different groups. An aggregated set of resource updates is generated by aggregating resource updates associated with resources in the plurality of different groups. An integrated view renders the aggregated set of resource updates and includes an action user input mechanism representing a computing action to be performed in a corresponding one of the groups associated with at least one resource update. Based on user actuation of the action user input mechanism, a machine instruction instructs the client system, that hosts the corresponding group, to perform the computing action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Alfons A. Staerk, Shashi R. Singaravel, Sarat Chandra Subramaniam, Ladislau Conceicao, James C. Kleewein, Amit Gupta
  • Patent number: 11348321
    Abstract: A method of providing an augmented view of a real world scenery and of an occluded subsurface infrastructure. An image is taken by a camera with an image sensor and image reference information comprising a camera position and a camera orientation. From three dimensional information of a subsurface infrastructure, a two dimensional projection on the image sensor is made by using the reference information. A projection position of an anchor element of the subsurface infrastructure being visible on the at least one image is compared with an image position of the anchor element. A difference between the image position and the projection position is compensated for matching and overlaying the two dimensional projection derived from the three dimensional information of the subsurface infrastructure with the at least one image and thereby providing an improved augmented view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH
    Inventor: Bernhard Metzler
  • Patent number: 11350281
    Abstract: A method is disclosed that includes obtaining one or more radio signal parameters of one or more radio signals observed by a mobile device at an observation position. The method also includes obtaining or holding available radio map information representing a radio map of a predetermined environment. The radio map is indicative of an expected radio environment of the predetermined environment. The method further includes determining, at least partially based on the one or more radio signal parameters and the radio map information, whether the one or more radio signal parameters are expected or unexpected. A corresponding apparatus and a computer-readable storage medium are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventors: Lauri Aarne Johannes Wirola, Jari Syrjarinne
  • Patent number: 11337018
    Abstract: An example computer system identifies a capability of a playback device to reproduce audio content. Based on the capability, the computer system identifies a first version of audio content for playback by the playback device and causes the playback device to play back the first version of audio content. While the playback device is playing back the first version of the audio content, the computer system detects a change in a network connection between the computer system and the playback device. Based on the detected change in the network connection and the capability of the playback device, the computer system identifies a second version of audio content for playback by the playback device and causes the playback device to transition from playing back the first version of the audio content to playing back the second version of the audio content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventor: Romi Kadri
  • Patent number: 11323653
    Abstract: A messaging system, which hosts a backend service for an associated messaging client, includes a screen recording system configured to address the technical problem of enhancing usability of a screen recording process while preserving users' privacy in the messaging system. The screen recording system generates a camera view user interface including a screen recorder user selectable element, which is actionable to request recording of an output of a display system shown on a screen of a client device. When a user taps on or otherwise activates the screen recorder user selectable element, the screen recording system removes the foreground focus from the messaging client and causes to commence the recording of the output of the display system shown on the screen of the client device. The screen recording is automatically paused once the screen recording system detects a request to bring the messaging client to the foreground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventor: Jeremy Baker Voss
  • Patent number: 11290887
    Abstract: A method is disclosed that includes obtaining one or more radio signal parameters of one or more radio signals observed by a mobile device at an observation position. The method also includes obtaining or holding available radio map information representing a radio map of a predetermined environment. The radio map is indicative of an expected radio environment of the predetermined environment. The method further includes determining, at least partially based on the one or more radio signal parameters and the radio map information, whether the one or more radio signal parameters are expected or unexpected. A corresponding apparatus and a computer-readable storage medium are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventors: Lauri Aarne Johannes Wirola, Jari Syrjarinne
  • Patent number: 11240706
    Abstract: Methods and techniques are described for limiting a size of LTE Positioning Protocol (LPP) messages in a location session between a user equipment and location server. In one embodiment, a first device sends a first LPP message to a second device, indicating that the first device is capable of receiving segmented LPP messages. Subsequently, the first device receives a plurality of LPP message segments from the second device comprising one or more non-final LPP message segments and a final LPP message segment, where each LPP message segment includes a “non-final” or “final” indication. The first device stores the non-final LPP message segments and processes the LPP message segments after receiving the final LPP message segment. Prior to sending the first LPP message, the first device may receive an LPP message from the second device indicating the second device is capable of sending segmented LPP messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen William Edge, Sven Fischer
  • Patent number: 11232864
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for providing a multi-action button for mobile devices are provided. Alerts are received and multi-action buttons are determined corresponding to the alerts and clinicians associated with mobile devices. The multi-action buttons are displayed on the mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventors: Jay Christopher Vaglio, Matt Ryan Anderson
  • Patent number: 11221811
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an acquiring unit that acquires operation information indicating an operation of a user, a first specifying unit that specifies an application corresponding to the operation information among applications not used by the user, a second specifying unit that specifies a terminal through which the application specified by the first specifying unit is capable of being used, and a transmitting unit that transmits application information indicating the application and terminal information indicating the terminal, to a terminal operated by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Masaru Fujii
  • Patent number: 11206152
    Abstract: A method for managing a missed event in an Internet of Things (IoT) environment and an apparatus therefor are provided. The method includes determining a sequence of events executed by a user, identifying a first event among the sequence of events as a critical event, detecting a missed event among the sequence of events, determining a significance weight of the missed event and performing the missed event based on at least one of the significance weight of the missed event or the critical event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nitin Vishwari, Nitish Varshney, Prateek Singh Chauhan, Arun Yadav
  • Patent number: 11163901
    Abstract: The present invention is related to systems and methods for identifying and reporting a crisis status. In at least one embodiment, the system comprises a central server; an administrative work station communicably coupled to the central server, wherein the administrative work station is accessible only by an authorized administrator; a database communicably coupled to the central server, the database including a floor plan of the area, wherein the database is accessible and modifiable by the authorized administrator at the administrative work station; and a remote device at a particular location in the area, the remote device communicably coupled to the central server, the remote device capable of communicating securely to the database the particular location of the remote device and the crisis status of the particular location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Sielox, LLC
    Inventor: Karen Evans
  • Patent number: 11157567
    Abstract: In accordance with the present invention, an information management application that provides users with the ability to create and customize matrix displays of information relating to a particular product or service for navigation by other users is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Tivo Corporation
    Inventor: Seth Haberman
  • Patent number: 11153716
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for geolocation polling. The methods, systems, and apparatus include actions of receiving a location update from a user device of a user, determining an earliest time of arrival of the user to a home, determining, based on the earliest time of arrival, a time interval for a next location update, and providing instructions to the user device of the time interval for a next location update.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Donald Madden, Aaron Lee Roberts, Bret Jutras
  • Patent number: 11151190
    Abstract: A system and method of generating a playlist includes searching an event database having multiple events stored therein. One of the events is identified as corresponding to a user's interest data. A song database is searched. The song database includes at least one song corresponding to the identified event. A playlist corresponding to the identified event is generated. The playlist includes a list of at least one song corresponding to the identified event and a logical link to a recording of the at least one song. Access to the playlist can then be provided to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Robert Brett Rose
  • Patent number: 11146946
    Abstract: A presence server in a network can receive capability information about a UE in a publish message, and make that capability information available to other UEs on the network. When the UE later deregisters from the network, the UE can send an unpublish message. However, the presence server can at least partially disregard the unpublish message and continue to make the capability information about the UE available to other UEs. The presence server can also filter capability information of one or more target UEs provided to a watcher UE based on a registration status of a target UE, capabilities of the watcher UE, and/or whether a set of target UEs associated with a single user share certain capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Miles Raymond, Tarannum Ferdous
  • Patent number: 11140639
    Abstract: A method and system for controlling application of MU-MIMO. The disclosure provides for considering a device's power class as a basis to decide whether to provide the device with MU-MIMO service. For instance, a base station could determine which of the base station's served devices that are threshold distant from the base station are each a high power device rather than a lower power device. And on at least that basis, the base station could select each such device to receive MU-MIMO service. Or faced with a choice between devices to receive MU-MIMO service, the base station could compare the devices' power classes and could select the devices that have higher power class to receive MU-MIMO service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Sreekar Marupaduga, Rajveen Narendran
  • Patent number: 11134145
    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 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chang-Ryong Heo, Hyun-Seok Shin, Ji-Hyun Park, Sung-Hyuk Shin, Myung-Gon Hong
  • Patent number: 11107077
    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: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Jesse N. Kendrick, Mohamed Lafeer, Jeremy Rephlo
  • Patent number: 11102327
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a method, a device, and a computer program product for acquiring visual content. A method for acquiring visual content is provided, which includes: if a request for viewing visual content is received from a terminal device, determining, at a content providing device, target visual content corresponding to the request; based on storage information related to at least one copy of the target visual content, determining a to-be-provided copy from the at least one copy, a distance between a storage location of the to-be-provided copy and a location of the terminal device being smaller than a threshold distance; and transmitting the to-be-provided copy to the terminal device. Through embodiments of the present disclosure, it is possible to reduce the delay in acquiring visual content, increase the flexibility in acquiring visual content, and reduce the processing load of the terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Danqing Sha, Zhen Jia, Bin He, Xuwei Tang
  • Patent number: 11096109
    Abstract: In one example embodiment, a first network element includes a memory storing computer-readable instructions and at least one processor configured to execute the computer-readable instructions to cause the first network element to, obtain user equipment (UE)-side parameter values from a user domain of the UE, convert a first data stream received from a second network element into multiple second data streams over multiple data communication paths between the UE and the first network element and allocate the multiple second data streams to at least one of the multiple data communication paths based on the UE-side parameter values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent S.A.S.
    Inventors: Stepan Kucera, Kariem Fahmi, Kamakshi Sridhar, Jonathan Segel
  • Patent number: 11076271
    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: August 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    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: 11048766
    Abstract: A database search method combines SQL command, complex event processing, and keyword search. Event data records may be collected based on the events specified in a query. A complex event processing analysis is used to determine the records that meet the correct sequence of events. The keyword search is used to filter user data records that have the attributes specified in the query. A SQL command may be used to further analyze or group the data records found. One or more metrics of the filtered results are presented as the result of the query. To run a new query efficiently, user identifiers are distributed using hashes. Adaptive sampling is used to determine whether the search result is within a desired margin of error. An efficient search for a specific condition is performed using a pace computation that jumps into a location of user data records that have the attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Songting Chen, Ping Chen, Purbesh Sahoo, Yi Cheng, Ruichao Qiu
  • Patent number: 11026047
    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: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeremy A. Greenberger, Ciaran E. Hannigan
  • Patent number: 11025773
    Abstract: One example method of operation may include identifying a failed call connection via a notification identifying a calling device and a called device stored in a carrier network, and responsive to identifying the notification, transmitting an invocation request to a virtual computing network comprising a plurality of virtual machines, selecting a virtual machine corresponding to the called device, selecting a virtual mobile device from among a plurality of virtual mobile devices operating on the virtual machine, initiating a virtual mobile device application associated with the virtual mobile device, and responsive to initiating the virtual mobile device application, transmitting one or more of a first message to the called device and a second message to the calling device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: INTRADO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Santhosh Monappa Shetty, Manish Reddy Bendhi
  • Patent number: 11017652
    Abstract: A system for assignment and publication of missing item data is provided. The system comprises a server, a poster computer for inputting missing item data, at least one retriever computer for inputting retriever identity data, an alert module on the server for generating an alert in response to the missing item data and sending the alert to the at least one retriever computer; an interface on the server for receiving an affirmative response to the alert that is associated with the retriever identity data from the at least one retriever computer, and a confirmation module on the server for confirming an assignment of finding an item according to the missing item data upon receiving the affirmative response and associating the missing item data with the retriever identity data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Retreiver App LLC
    Inventor: Joshua Krug
  • Patent number: 10990939
    Abstract: A voice broadcast method includes: acquiring at least one piece of voice information; delivering the at least one piece of voice information to a voice broadcast device, wherein, the at least one piece of voice information includes voice identification information and a voice content; determining a first voice content to be broadcast by the voice broadcast device, wherein the first voice content is included in the at least one piece of voice information stored at the voice broadcast device; and sending, to the voice broadcast device, a first voice identification information corresponding to the first voice content, wherein the first voice identification information is used by the voice broadcast device to obtain the first voice content stored at the voice broadcast device, and to broadcast the first voice content when a preset voice broadcast condition is met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: ADVANCED NEW TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yicong Fan, Tian Chen, Guolai Ma, Liang Zhang, Han Mei, Bei Liu, Yong He
  • Patent number: 10986169
    Abstract: Provided herein are exemplary distributed architectures including a platform system communicatively coupled to a network, a social media system communicatively coupled to the network and configured for interaction by one or more users, and a social media application communicatively coupled to the network and configured for interaction by one or more users. Further exemplary embodiments include a third party service communicatively coupled to the network, a public auditor communicatively coupled to the network, and a public archivist communicatively coupled to the network. The one or more users may include any of individuals, businesses, charities and non-profit organizations, and government organizations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventors: William J. Ziebell, Angela M. Ziebell
  • Patent number: 10977616
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to providing user information. In a method for requesting user information of an information requesting device in a mobile communication system, the method includes selecting a callee from a user, acquiring a user identifier (ID) of the selected callee, transmitting a user information request for the selected callee and the user ID to a relay server, evaluating whether an admission message is received from the relay server, and if the admission message is received, receiving user information from the relay server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chi-Hyun Cho, Jin-Wook Lee, Jin-Hyoung Kim, Young-Ki Kim, Jeong-In Kim
  • Patent number: 10959648
    Abstract: This disclosure generally relates to a system for communicating data generated by a wearable device to one or more server devices for analysis. The one or more server devices may transmit activity level data, or a graphical representation thereof, for a wearer of a wearable device to a device associated with a healthcare provider. The activity level data may include one or more of an active minutes element, a television time element, a word count element, a sleep duration element and a reading duration and score element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: The University of Chicago
    Inventors: Alvin Lacson, Jill Desmond, Andy Turk, Jon Boggiano, Chris Boggiano, Nolan Danley, Arbind Thakur
  • Patent number: 10958750
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses are provided for maintaining minimum interface functionality in an absence of a push based communications connection in a group-based communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Slack Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: James Scheinblum, Jason Klym
  • Patent number: 10949616
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, from a first client system associated with a first user, a message sent from the first user to a second user, analyzing the message from the first user to identify one or more intents and one or more slots of the received message, computing a confidence score for the intent to offer entity information based on user behavior history records associated with the second user, sending, to a second client system associated with the second user, if the confidence score exceeds a threshold score, instructions for presenting a suggestion to the second user to store the values for entity information in association with a profile record for the entity, and receiving, from the second client system associated with the second user, an indication from the second user confirming the values for entity information should be stored with the profile record for the entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajesh Krishna Shenoy, Laurent Nicolas Landowski, Anthony Robert Kesich
  • Patent number: 10911802
    Abstract: A media file pushing method, a media file server, and a media file pushing system relate to the field of communications technologies and are configured to resolve a problem that a user cannot quickly obtain a media file satisfying a pushing requirement of the user. The method includes obtaining search information from a user, where the search information includes time information, and the time information indicates a requirement of the user on playback duration of a media file, determining playback content of the media file based on a preset content determining rule, obtaining at least one target media file satisfying the time information and the playback content from a media file resource library based on the time information and the playback content of the media file, and presenting the at least one target media file in a pushing interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yi Zhu, Rui Li
  • Patent number: 10878202
    Abstract: Ingesting user information from one or more forms of electronic communication. Parsing the ingested user information. Based on the parsed user information, one or more trigger words are determined. Receiving monitored audio of a surrounding environment. Transcribing the monitored audio into a textual format. Parsing the transcribed text. Identifying one or more trigger words. Determining a context of the one or more trigger words. Determining the context satisfies a user criteria. Translating the monitored audio in real-time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Evelyn R. Anderson, Kristen Conley, Martin G. Keen, Natalie Brooks Powell
  • Patent number: 10856223
    Abstract: The invention is directed at a method of distributing system information to one or more mobile terminals in a cellular telecommunications network. The network comprises at least one signaling cell serving a first coverage area, and one or more data cells associated with said signaling cell, each one of said data cells serving a respective partial coverage area covering at least a part of the first coverage area. For each one of said data cells, the respective data cell is operated in either an active or inactive communication mode depending on whether there is at least one of said mobile terminals present in the partial coverage area of said respective data cell, and whether said at least one mobile terminal operates in an active terminal mode and is not served by other data cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST-NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
    Inventors: Haibin Zhang, Jorguseski Ljupco, Oliver Blume
  • Patent number: 10848918
    Abstract: Method and server are disclosed for positioning user equipment (UE). According to an embodiment, positioning-related information is collected for each of a plurality of UEs from at least one network node for at least a first duration of time. For each UE, matching positioning-related information is determined that is matched with the UE's registration address related information, wherein the plurality of UEs' registration addresses are obtained from a network provider. A reference database is created which contains, for each UE, a reference point comprising the UE's identification (ID), registration address related information and matching positioning-related information. In response to a positioning request, a UE's current positioning-related information is acquired from a network node. The UE is positioned based on its current positioning-related information and the reference database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Kunpeng Qi, Fang Li
  • Patent number: 10846665
    Abstract: A service provider may assist in management of remotely stored data. The service provider may cause a user device to update remotely stored personal information, including payment information, across one or more third party electronic sites (e.g., websites, applications, and/or other remote data repositories). The service provider may build a site directory of sites that store personal data. The site directory may include information to enable update of personal information for a specific site, such as which pages to access, what data to input, what type of inputs are acceptable, and other selections and/or inputs to create, modify, update, or switch personal information maintained by a site with new or different personal information. The service provider may create a script that, when executed by an application on a user device, may cause the user device to automatically update the personal information on one or more third party sites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Switch, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Hopen, Derek Hanson
  • Patent number: 10848436
    Abstract: Selecting an optimal bitrate range is disclosed. A request for content from a first client is received. An optimal subset of bitrates for the first client is determined. The optimal subset of bitrates for the first client is determined based at least in part on one or more real-time quality measures. A different optimal subset of bitrates is determined for a second client. An indication of the optimal subset of bitrates determined for the first client is provided to the first client. The first client is configured to obtain content according to the indication of the optimal subset of bitrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Conviva Inc.
    Inventors: Aditya Ravikumar Ganjam, Jibin Zhan, Faisal Zakaria Siddiqi, Alexey Serbin, Davis Shepherd, Oleg Vasilyev
  • Patent number: 10839067
    Abstract: A method and system of providing emotional health support resources to a member of a service (MOS) are provided. A data packet is received from a user device of a user. A group identification (ID) is extracted from the data packet. The group ID is sent to an authentication server for authentication. Upon not receiving a token from the authentication server, the user is blocked from support resources of a private network. Upon receiving a token from the authentications server, the user is identified as an anonymous authorized member of service (MOS). Information is interactively requested and received from the anonymous MOS. One or more support resources of the private network are identified based on the received information from the anonymous MOS. Access is provided to the one or more support resources of the private network via the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: TTM PTP, INC.
    Inventors: Robyn Cannariato, Christopher Hetherington, Dennis Ostermann, William Yeack
  • Patent number: 10812548
    Abstract: Methods, computer-readable media and apparatuses for sharing an experience via a social network on demand are disclosed. A processor establishes a first video session with a mobile endpoint device of a user, the first video session is established after the mobile endpoint device is authenticated as being allowed to capture a video of a live event at a commercial venue, the first video session containing the video of the live event at the commercial venue that the user is attending, receives at least one social media connection of the user for receiving the video, sends a notification to each social media connection of the at least one social media connection that the video is available, receives a request from the at least one social media connection to access the video, and establishes a second video session with an endpoint device of the at least social media connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Venson Shaw, Jin He
  • Patent number: 10773715
    Abstract: First information including operation information is exchanged via a first communication path. Second information including presentation information regarding parking control is exchanged via a second communication path. The presentation information is presented on an operation terminal. When a first evaluation value of the first communication path is less than a first threshold, at least part of the first information is exchanged via one or more other communication paths. When a second evaluation value of the second communication path is less than a second threshold, at least part of the second information is exchanged via one or more other communication paths, and an information amount of the first information and/or the second information is reduced. A vehicle is parked in accordance with a control instruction for moving along a parking route. The control instruction is based on the operation information which is input to the external operation terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryota Yamanaka, Yasuhiro Suzuki, Yasuhisa Hayakawa