User Location Independent Information Retrieval Patents (Class 455/414.2)
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10448223
    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: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Hopgrade, Inc.
    Inventors: John Kime, Nathan Robert Jones, Christopher Tice Peifer, Andrew David Michaelis, Quenby Justina Swinson-Mitchell, David Rodriguez, Nathan Madera
  • Patent number: 10414377
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for authorizing a user to access an access-controlled environment. The system includes a system server platform that communicates with mobile devices (e.g., smartphones) and on-board vehicle computing devices accessed by users. The embodiments enable a series of operations whereby a user accessing a vehicle is prompted to biometrically authenticate using the user's smartphone or on-board vehicle computer. In addition, the system can further authorize the user and electronically facilitate access to the vehicle as well as perform other authorized operations relating to the use of the vehicle. In addition the vehicle access system integrates with various computing devices and computer-based services accessible to the user. The systems and methods also facilitate active monitoring of the vehicle occupants and environmental conditions using optical sensors and the like so as to enhance security, convenience and safety of the occupants during use of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Veridium IP Limited
    Inventors: Hector Hoyos, Jason Braverman, Geoffrey Xiao, Jonathan Francis Mather, Scott Streit
  • Patent number: 10412035
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and a device for pushing information based on a communication group. The method includes: receiving a configuration request for a communication group transmitted by a first terminal, where the configuration request includes geographical coordinate information and a first user identifier; recognizing position information corresponding to the geographical coordinate information; acquiring a communication group matching with the position information, where the communication group has one or more associated second user identifiers; searching for a second user identifier and a communication manner matching with the first user identifier; and pushing the communication manner to the first terminal and a second terminal, where the second terminal corresponds to the second user identifier matching with the first user identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: BEIJING QIHOO TECHNOLOGY COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Yiping Liu
  • Patent number: 10404857
    Abstract: A first mobile terminal includes a microphone to receive a voice, a mobile communication module to make communication with a second mobile terminal, and a learning data unit to receive a command for entering an artificial intelligence (AI) telephone conversation mode, to obtain a user intent of the first mobile terminal, based on the received command, and to automatically perform a first task with the second mobile terminal according to the obtained user intent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Taehoon Cho, Chulbae Lee
  • Patent number: 10397866
    Abstract: The present invention relates to DRX technology and disclosed are a method and device for computing an activation time, which are used for solving the problem that a UE cannot enter an active state at an accurate time when using an extended DRX cycle. The method is: a network side notifying a UE of a serial number of a current SFN cycle in an extended DRX cycle, and the UE computing an activation time of the UE by combining the length of a preset extended DRX cycle in accordance with the serial number. In this way, when the extended DRX cycle is greater than the SFN cycle, the UE can still compute a correct paging time and/or a time of receiving service data, thereby entering the active state at an accurate time, effectively avoiding the situation where paging messages or service data are lost due to computation errors of the UE, then guaranteeing the service QoS of the UE and improving the service performance of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: CHINA ACADEMY OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Jing Liang, Dong Chen, Yumin Wu, Hang Ruan
  • Patent number: 10379713
    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, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Christopher Vaglio, Matt Ryan Anderson
  • Patent number: 10345996
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing user interfaces are disclosed. In certain embodiments, a menu having a number of icons can be provided on a display device such that the icons are arranged around an initial cursor position, or an area that is touched by a user's finger or stylus, for example. Due to the icons being arranged around the initial cursor position, any one of the icons from the menu can be chosen with relatively small cursor movement. In certain embodiments, the menu can be divided into regions that overlap with the icons, such that cursor movement from the initial cursor position into a given region has a similar effect as movement into the corresponding icon itself (without actually moving the cursor onto the desired icon).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: MERGE HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Murray A. Reicher, Evan K. Fram
  • Patent number: 10349222
    Abstract: A location sharing system and related processes across computer networks are provided that efficiently utilize resources by adjusting location determination techniques at client devices. A rule-based architecture including user-based heuristics facilitates location determination that is accurate while optimizing resource consumption. Current interest in or other behavior associated with a target user or requesting user can be used in selecting a location determination protocol at the client device. An accurate portrayal of a user's location can be provided efficiently by correlating interest to utilize more accurate but larger resource-intensive components when interest is higher and to utilize less accurate but lower resource-intensive components when interest is lower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventor: Kevin Laws
  • Patent number: 10341934
    Abstract: A wireless apparatus includes a communication control unit, a transmission unit for transmitting a message packet, a reception unit for receiving the message packet, and a storage unit for storing a transfer table in which transfer destination information is linked with a transfer priority indicating its priority among wireless apparatuses for transferring the message packet to a transfer destination. The communication control unit refers to the transfer table based on information on a transmission source and a transmission destination included in the received message packet. When the wireless apparatus of the transfer destination or the transfer priority is not determined, the communication control unit performs a transfer operation using broadcast communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: FUTABA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuhito Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10341978
    Abstract: A mobile node includes: a status acquiring unit for acquiring status information; and a communication module for transmitting the status information to a mobile management server. The mobile management server includes: an input/output unit for receiving the status information from the mobile node; a management data creating unit for analyzing changes in the distribution of the status information, thereby calculating, as characteristic parts, parts having high distribution densities; and a request processing unit for outputting information about the calculated characteristic part. The management data creating unit includes: a node data registering function for storing the status information; a label calculating function for calculating a label in which the status information is multiplexed; and a characteristic part extracting function for extracting, in descending order of distribution density, characteristic parts representative of parts having high label distribution densities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Nobuharu Kami
  • Patent number: 10306410
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, a mobile device may be provided. The mobile device may include: a location determination circuit configured to determine a location of the mobile device; a goal determination circuit configured to determine a goal of a user of the mobile device; a target determination circuit configured to determine a target based on the determined location and based on the determined goal; and a notification circuit configured to notify the user about the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: RAZER (ASIA-PACIFIC) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Sze Wei Joel Hong, Liangqin Mark Tay
  • Patent number: 10306081
    Abstract: Technologies for generating a point-of-view video of a user include determining whether a mobile communication device is positioned in a reference point-of-view position relative to a body of the user and, if so, initiating recording of a video without direction from the user. The point-of-view position may be defined as, for example, a position near the chest of the user. The recording of the video is initiated automatically in response to the user moving the mobile communication device to the point-of-view position. The recording may occur for a pre-defined reference length of time. The recorded video may be automatically uploaded to a remote video server upon competition of the recording. The remote server may aggregate associated videos into a stack and transmit stacks of recorded videos to the mobile communication device. Upon viewing a stack of associated videos, the stack of videos may be automatically deleted from the mobile communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
    Inventors: Casey Neistat, Matthew Hackett, Colin McArdell
  • Patent number: 10299100
    Abstract: A method and system includes the ability for individuals to set up an ad hoc digital and voice network easily and rapidly to allow users to coordinate their activities by eliminating the need for pre-entry of data into a web or identifying others by name, phone numbers or email. This method is especially useful for police, fire fighters, military, first responders or other emergency situations for coordinating different organizations at the scene of a disaster to elevate conventional communication problems either up and down the chain of command or cross communication between different emergency units. The method and system provides that the users are only required to enter a specific Server IP address and an ad hoc event name, a password and perhaps the name of the particular unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: AGIS SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventors: Malcolm K. Beyer, Jr., Christopher R. Rice
  • Patent number: 10296906
    Abstract: A system for initiating and authorizing a transaction including one or more memory devices storing instructions and one or more processors configured to execute the instructions to associate a detectable device with at least one financial account. The one or more processors may be further configured to receive a notification indicating that the detectable device is involved in a potential transaction initiated by a sensor device detecting the detectable device in an initiating action. The one or more processors may be further configured to receive transaction information associated with the potential transaction. The one or more processors may be further configured to identify a customer profile associated with the detectable device, and determine whether the potential transaction is authorized by a customer based on the transaction information and at least one profile customization parameter associated with the customer profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Capital One Financial Corporation
    Inventors: Jesse N. Kendrick, Mohamed Lafeer, Jeremy Rephlo
  • Patent number: 10292105
    Abstract: In order to facilitate reduced power consumption of an electronic device (such as a smartphone) when communicating with another electronic device (such as an access point) in a wireless network, the electronic device may change a frequency of network scans performed by an interface circuit in the electronic device based on a motion profile of the electronic device. In particular, the electronic device may determine the motion profile based on spatial information, such as: acceleration data, orientation data, Global Positioning System data and/or data from the wireless network. Then, the electronic device may change the frequency of the network scans performed by the interface circuit based on the motion profile. In this way, the frequency of the network scans can be reduced when the electronic device is stationary or moving rapidly (such as when a user of the electronic device is driving in a car).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Kapil Chhabra, Tito Thomas, Vinesh Pallen
  • Patent number: 10285011
    Abstract: An example system includes a location signature engine to determine a location signature based on a location of a user. The system also includes a signature comparison engine to determine whether the location signature matches a known signature. The system also includes a location determination engine to prompt the user for the location of the user based on the location signature not matching the known signature. The location determination engine also is to determine whether a user indication of the location is accurate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Hewett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert C Brooks, Isaac Lagnado, Robin Castell
  • Patent number: 10278019
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes: monitoring, by a computing device, respective locations of a plurality of user devices; determining, by the computing device, that a particular group of user devices of the plurality of user devices are located within a threshold distance of each other based on monitoring the respective locations of the plurality of user devices; and storing or outputting, by the computing device, grouping information indicating that the particular group of user devices are associated with a single user based on the determining that the particular group of user devices are located within a threshold distance of each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeremy A. Greenberger, Ciaran E. Hannigan
  • Patent number: 10268941
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a smart card information querying method, including: sending a terminal configuration request to a server, so that the server determines, according to the terminal configuration request, whether a terminal configuration file cached in a terminal needs to be updated, wherein the terminal configuration file is configured based on a geographical area indicated by a smart card and is used for querying smart card information; receiving an update file delivered by the server, when the server determines that the terminal configuration file cached in the terminal needs to be updated; updating the terminal configuration file cached locally according to the update file delivered by the server; and when a connection is established to the smart card in a short-distance communications mode, querying card information of the smart card according to the updated terminal configuration file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Yixin Guo, Chun Wang, Hang Yu, Xianhua Du
  • Patent number: 10231088
    Abstract: A first set of data may be received indicating that an object of interest has been identified. A second set of data may be received indicating a first location of where the object of interest was identified. The first location may correspond to a geographical area. In response to the receiving of the first set of data and the second set of data, the first location may be associated with a first transceiver base station. In response to the associating, a first list of one or more mobile devices may be obtained that are within an active range of the first transceiver base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rafael C. S. Folco, Breno H. Leitao, Desnes A. Nunes do Rosario, Jose F. Santiago Filho
  • Patent number: 10225689
    Abstract: A geographic position information-based community interconnection method may comprise creating a community network using geographic position information and identity information as network nodes; when a user terminal logs onto the community network for the first time, registration and authentication may need to be completed. The method may include receiving information and/or services for interaction, and uploading the received information and/or services to the community network server. The user terminal may acquire desired information and/or services by searching the information and/or services stored in the visible space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: HUIZHOU TCL MOBILE COMMUNICATION CO., LTD
    Inventors: Zhimin Du, Jianyu Zou
  • Patent number: 10212545
    Abstract: An electronic device comprising: a memory; and one or more processors configured to: assign a first positioning role to the electronic device and a second positioning role to a counterpart device, the counterpart device and the electronic device being part of a communications network, obtain at least one of a location information and a supplemental location information based on the first positioning role and the second positioning role, and detect a location of the electronic device based on the at least one of the location information and supplemental location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Won Suk Choi, Jeong Min Park, Kwang Sub Son, Jae Woong Chun
  • Patent number: 10194454
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method, system, evolved Node B (eNB) and User Equipment (UE) for implementing service scheduling. The method includes: an eNB sends time-domain scheduling information of Single Cell-Point To Multipoint (SC-PTM) Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS) to a UE, the time-domain scheduling information is used for indicating a position of a time-domain subframe where the MBMS is located, and a Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH) of the time-domain subframe includes frequency-domain scheduling information of the MBMS. A UE receives time-domain scheduling information, performs blind detection at a position of a time-domain subframe indicated by the time-domain scheduling information, determines a PDCCH including frequency-domain scheduling information of MBMS, and reads the frequency-domain scheduling information on the PDCCH. The UE receives the MBMS on a Physical Downlink Share Channel (PDSCH) on the basis of the read frequency-domain scheduling information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: XI'AN ZHONGXING NEW SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hui Xu, Zijiang Ma, Chen Lu, Yong Lv
  • Patent number: 10185971
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for analyzing a fused sample of viewership data to determine a behavior profile of online viewers who watched and/or didn't watch certain TV advertisements, where the TV advertisements are aligned with campaign targeting characteristics desired by an advertiser/client working with a demand side platform. Then, a campaign targeting plan is developed for dividing an advertising budget between digital media and TV impressions. The digital media portion of the campaign profiles Media Properties (MPs) contained in a historical database from past digital advertising campaigns across multiple digital formats and screens, and aligns digital ad placement with MPs having desired targeting characteristics. An optimized apportionment is automatically produced between TV and digital media spending based on an advertiser/client's goals of duplicating or not duplicating viewership of an advertisement between TV and digital media, or alternately based on cost alone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Alexander R. Hood, Jason Lopatecki, Justin K. Sung, David Innes-Gawn, John M. Trenkle
  • Patent number: 10180332
    Abstract: A network computer service can receive a service request associated with a first service location. Additionally, the network computer service can detect a user action to associate the service request with a second service location. In some examples, the user input can be detected on a user device. In other examples, the second service location can be different from the first service location. Moreover, the network computer service can determine the second service location satisfies a predetermined permissibility criterion for permitting change of the first service location to the second service location. In response to determining the second service location satisfies the predetermined permissibility criterion, the network computer service can transmit an instruction to cause a device to associate the service request with the second service location in place of the first service location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Yu, John Nathaniel Ford
  • Patent number: 10182140
    Abstract: A method and electronic device for executing application concurrently with other devices are provided. An address of an external electronic device and a location of an application is obtained. A connection is established with a device using a short-range communication protocol. The application is obtained and executed in conjunction with the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chang-Ryong Heo, Hyun-Seok Shin, Ji-Hyun Park, Sung-Hyuk Shin, Myung-Gon Hong
  • Patent number: 10171474
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a request at a wireless access point from a client system to access a network through the wireless access point. The wireless access point sends an identifier associated with the client system to a social-networking system, the social-networking system including user profiles arranged in one or more social graphs. The social graphs store relationships between the user profiles. The method further includes receiving at the wireless access point from the social-networking system an authorization determination. The authorization determination is based upon a first user profile of the plurality of user profiles. The first user profile includes the identifier associated with the client system. The method further includes providing the client system with access to the network through the wireless access point in accordance with the authorization determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Erick Tseng, Mohit Talwar, Adrian Potra, Michael John McKenzie Toksvig, David Harry Garcia
  • Patent number: 10158979
    Abstract: The present invention is a location based data analytics system and method that functions to track individuals and/or equipment within a bounded location that may be an indoor or outdoor location, or a combination of indoor and outdoor locations, within a geographic site that is a bounded location. The system captures the real-time movements of the individuals/equipment and generates location and time statistics based upon real-time movements. The system is also operable to generate analytics based upon the information collected relating to the movements of the individuals/equipment as well as insights. The location and movement information can be mapped in real-time or over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: ELENYTICS GROUP, LTD.
    Inventors: Rohan Ahuja, Sergi Bernal Sague, Sayan Ghosh, Tomas Choi, Jeffrey Ni
  • Patent number: 10148449
    Abstract: A push message service method and system capable of allowing a service server to develop a standardized push message format to keep up with different Operating Systems (OSs)-based multiple platforms environment or single user account-multiple platforms environment and preventing push messages from being lost is provided. The multi-push message system supporting multiple platforms includes at least one service server which generates a multi-push message including per-terminal granted push tokens and messages (pns) to be transmitted per push server, a multi-push message manager which checks validity of the multi-push message, parses the multi-push message, generates push messages corresponding to types of the platforms of the push servers based on the messages (pns), and sends the push message to the respective push servers, and a push server which transmits the push message to the terminal corresponding to the push token.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Kiwon Lee
  • Patent number: 10136298
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for transmitting content between terminals through a service control device link. To this end, A method for content delivery between devices through interworking with a service control apparatus, the method performed by a device, the method comprising: creating a neighboring device list containing connectable neighboring devices by searching for the connectable neighboring devices; transmitting, to the service control apparatus via a network, the created neighboring device list and a domain query message for content; receiving, from the service control apparatus and as a response to the transmitted domain query message, information on a content providing device for providing the content among the connectable neighboring devices contained in the neighboring device list; and requesting and receiving the content from the content providing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: SK TELECOM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jongmin Lee, Kyungjun Lee
  • Patent number: 10134261
    Abstract: A vehicle comprising includes lights and a controller. The controller, responsive to reception of signals indicative of an opening and closing of a door of the vehicle, the vehicle being within boundaries of a predetermined locale, and an item being within the vehicle, blinks the lights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: John Nolan, Ryan Jones, Marcellus Benedict Diederich, II, Adam Weiss
  • Patent number: 10129694
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for managing which location-based service zones to monitor when the number location-based service zones within a geographic region exceed the amount the device can support. An active zone defining a geographic region and location-based service zones within the geographic region is provided by another computing device. When the number of location-based service zones meets or exceeds a predefined threshold, a subset of the location-based service zones is selected for monitoring according to a current device location and/or other parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Sergey Parshin, Ronen Barenboim, Michael Bowerman, Jon Robert Ducrou, Ryan Hapgood, Qiwei Liu, Michael Schollmeyer, James Michael Sutula