User Location Independent Information Retrieval Patents (Class 455/414.2)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10762535
    Abstract: Various implementations relate to a system that provides a collection of deals to a mobile application on a client device. The mobile application then filters the deals based on relevance using a user profile within the client device, and displays the deals to a user. The display of the deals may be governed by the relevance of the respective deals as determined by matching of the deals with the user profile within the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: LivingSocial, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Kilmer, Douglas March
  • Patent number: 10713338
    Abstract: Technology is disclosed herein for source-based authentication for a license of a license data structure. In at least one implementation, program instructions stored on one or more computer readable storage media, when executed by a processing system, direct the processing system to at least, responsive to a launch of an application, obtain a license file for the application, the license file comprising a user license. The processing system is further directed to determine authentication of the user license based on a source of the license file and, if the user license is authenticated, enable features of the application based on the user license and initiate presentation of the application in accordance with the enabled features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Harold E. Beyel, III
  • Patent number: 10713330
    Abstract: Implementations an optimizing a browser rendering process that identifies content neutral web pages and renders such web pages without scripting. An example method includes receiving a request to render a web page identified by a URL and, prior to rendering, determining that the URL is identified as content neutral URL in a data store. The method also includes rendering the web page with scripting turned off, regardless of browser settings for scripting, responsive to determining that the URL is a content neutral URL. Determining that the URL is a content neutral URL can include determining that the URL is content neutral for a type of browser handling the request to render the web page and/or sending a request to a service that determines whether the URL is a content neutral URL and receiving a response from the service indicating the URL is a content neutral URL.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Biping Meng, Hao Fang, Hui Xu
  • Patent number: 10706174
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a data subject request fulfillment system may be adapted to prioritize the processing of data subject access requests based on metadata of the data subject access request. For example, the system may be adapted for: (1) in response to receiving a data subject access request, obtaining metadata regarding the location from which the data subject access request is being made; (2) using the metadata to determine whether a priority of the data subject access request should be adjusted based on the obtained metadata; and (3) in response to determining that the priority of the data subject access request should be adjusted based on the obtained metadata, adjusting the priority of the data subject access request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: OneTrust, LLC
    Inventors: Kabir A. Barday, Jason L. Sabourin, Jonathan Blake Brannon, Mihir S. Karanjkar, Kevin Jones
  • Patent number: 10694332
    Abstract: The invention provides an apparatus and method of associating communication service sessions with geographical locations. Each of a multiplicity of user devices, attached to one or more access networks via respective access points, can determine the identity of an access point serving that particular user device. The user device then registers with a location service, via the access network, both the network access point identity and a geographical address at which the access point is located. The location service can then use the registered access point identity and geographical address to register the user device, or another user device, in a communication service in association with said geographical address. In this way, the geographical address of a registered user device, which is associated with a particular communication service session, can be determine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventor: Håkan Österlund
  • Patent number: 10679234
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing mobile network loads are provided. A load manager may communicate with a plurality of mobile devices in wireless communication with a hardware infrastructure of a mobile network. The hardware infrastructure may provide wireless access to the mobile network. The load manager may receive an infrastructure performance indicator descriptive of operation of the hardware infrastructure in wireless communication with one of the plurality of mobile devices at one of multiple geographic locations wirelessly served by the hardware infrastructure. The load manager may generate, based on analysis of the infrastructure performance indicator, a reward record configured to associate a reward with a target geographic location wirelessly served by the hardware infrastructure. The load manager may instruct a mobile devices to display an indication of the reward record at a position on the display of the mobile device representative of the target geographic location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Luca Blasi, Margherita Mariotti, Mattia Lavena, Simone Catenacci, Federico Renzi, Silvia Arcieri, Francesca Falcone, Susanna Cipolla, Roberta Vigorosi, Aldo Moriconi
  • Patent number: 10642460
    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: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventors: Jay Christopher Vaglio, Matt Ryan Anderson
  • Patent number: 10609738
    Abstract: Provided is a mobile network system including a mobile terminal and a mobile router configured to perform wireless communication to and from the mobile terminal, the mobile router including: a near field wireless communication unit configured to perform communication for processing relating to electronic money; a wireless communication unit configured to perform wireless communication to and from the mobile terminal; and a storage unit configured to store information on a mobile terminal that uses the mobile router to perform communication and information on a mobile terminal that is allowed to use electronic money, the mobile terminal including: a wireless communication unit configured to perform wireless communication to and from the mobile router; and a storage unit configured to store information on the mobile router.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: NEC Platforms, Ltd.
    Inventor: Masato Yoshikawa
  • Patent number: 10601976
    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: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chang-Ryong Heo, Hyun-Seok Shin, Ji-Hyun Park, Sung-Hyuk Shin, Myung-Gon Hong
  • Patent number: 10595161
    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: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeremy A. Greenberger, Ciaran E. Hannigan
  • Patent number: 10582339
    Abstract: There is provided a destination information retrieval device including: a first memory; and a first processor connected to the first memory, wherein the first processor acquires posted information from a management server that manages a social networking service (SNS), determines, based on the acquired posted information and current positional information regarding a vehicle, a destination of the vehicle, and outputs the determined destination as destination information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Daichi Kusanagi, Masaki Ito, Kenta Miyahara, Kihiro Kato, Yuka Shidochi, Yohei Tanigawa
  • Patent number: 10560797
    Abstract: To propose an information processing device and method capable of planning an effective scheme, such as distributing information appropriate to a user. Time-series positional data composed of time-series positional information of a mobile communication body are collected, and a regular behavior of a user of the mobile communication body is estimated on the basis of the collected time-series positional data of the mobile communication body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu Ikemoto, Tohru Watanabe, Masato Utsumi, Yoshihisa Okamoto, Kengo Ogawa, Yuko Yonekura, Haruyuki Takano, Hironobu Bandoh
  • Patent number: 10521323
    Abstract: A method of controlling a terminal is provided. The method includes determining a current status of at least one of the terminal and a peripheral environment of the terminal based on information obtained by using at least one sensor from a predetermined list of a plurality of statuses regarding the terminal or the peripheral environment of the terminal, determining an operation schedule of the at least one sensor based on the determined current status and the information obtained by using the at least one sensor, and controlling the at least one sensor to operate based on the determined operation schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang-ho Yi, Yoon-kyung Lee, Jae-hyuck Shin, Hyun-jin Choi
  • Patent number: 10497026
    Abstract: A persona aggregation and interaction system comprising a consolidation engine, a persona engine, an interface engine, an interaction engine, and a reward engine. The consolidation engine is configured for acquiring external information regarding various entities from various platforms. The persona engine is configured for aggregating said external information to create a personas associated with multiple platforms. The interface engine is configured to display to a user a first persona icon associated said first persona. The interface engine invites the user to select the first persona icon to view said first persona. The interaction engine is configured to present the user with an option to interact with the first persona and receive an indication of interactions by the user. The reward engine is configured for providing the user with an incentive based upon said indication of interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: SLCKET, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Christopher Daniel, Manzilla Queen, Tariq Adawi
  • Patent number: 10482546
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for a mobile device to select interest information to automatically share with other nearby users, who are also sharing interest information, and detect any nearby users with common interests. In one embodiment, a method at a mobile device comprises receiving on the first mobile device a first set of movie interests associated with a first user; providing a notification on the first mobile device that a second mobile device associated with a second user has an interest in common with the first set of movie interests, and the second mobile device is within a specified proximity to the first mobile device; and initiating a request to communicate with the second mobile device without revealing an identity of the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Alexander C. Chen
  • Patent number: 10469422
    Abstract: One object is to allow communication by sound/voice other than user speeches in voice chatting. A system according to an embodiment includes a plurality of terminal devices and a server communicatively connected to the terminal devices; and the system allows voice chat between users of the terminal devices. In the system, the terminal devices of the users who are members of a chat unit and participating in the chat unit perform the voice chat communication for implementing the voice chat in the chat unit. The terminal device of one user who is a member of the chat unit makes a play request for an audio file selected by the one user to the terminal device of another user who is a member of the chat unit based on an instruction from the one user, and the terminal device of the other user plays the audio file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: DeNA Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masato Ushio, Teppei Fujisawa, Nobuhiro Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10462604
    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: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    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: 10459534
    Abstract: An augmented reality system for communication between a plurality of user devices. The system includes a wearable device with a headset, controller, display, camera, earphone and microphone. The controller has a local memory with a maximum video file size. The camera records video data for storage in the local memory. A server is configured for data communication with the plurality user devices, the server has a server memory and plurality of user accounts. The server is configured to establish data connection between the wearable device and at least one other user device. A video management located is configured to determine whether the video data stored in the local memory equals the maximum video file size and in this event, the video management engine is configured to transfer the video data to the server for storage in the server memory and delete the video data from the local memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: THIRDEYE GEN, INC.
    Inventor: Nikhil Cherukuri