Based On Request (e.g., News, Weather, Etc.) Patents (Class 455/414.3)
  • Patent number: 11075800
    Abstract: A system and method for characterizing a connection configuration of a client connecting to a computer system. The system can host a web service to which a client is redirected or connected to establish a client session between the client and the web service. The web service then actively and/or passively measures various attributes associated with the communication layers, such as latencies and/or configuration settings associated with each of the communication layers. Based on differences between the attributes of the communication layers, the computer system can characterize the client connection configuration. Various client connection configurations can include conventional connections, connections utilizing an external domain name service, connections through virtual private networks, connections through various proxies, and so on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: MORGAN STANLEY SERVICES GROUP INC.
    Inventors: Karl E. Anderson, William R. Schnieders
  • Patent number: 11068676
    Abstract: A method: broadcasting a first message comprising an apparatus type through near field communication; scanning a digital object identifier (DOI) that is displayed by a mobile terminal according to the first message and that matches the apparatus type, to obtain service information and identity information of the mobile terminal included in the DOI; broadcasting a second message generated based on the identity information; obtaining, from the mobile terminal, a request for a near field communication connection, the request being generated by the mobile terminal after the mobile terminal determines the second message includes information consistent with the identity information of the mobile terminal; verifying the request based on the identity information of the mobile terminal; in response to that the verification succeeds, establishing the near field communication connection to the mobile terminal; and executing a service through the near field communication connection according to the service information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: ADVANCED NEW TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhe Han, Jun Wu, Feng Lin
  • Patent number: 11055556
    Abstract: The present invention includes systems, methods, and devices for interactive media sharing including a non-transient computer readable storage medium storing a set of instructions for accessing a media item from a first computing device, identifying a first position-of-interest on the media item from a memory component of the first computing device, displaying the media item on a second computing device, identifying a second position-of-interest on the media item from a memory component of the second computing device; generating an area-of-interest surrounding the first position-of-interest; comparing the second position-of-interest with the area-of-interest to determine whether the second position-of-interest intersects with the area-of-interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: CLICPIC, INC.
    Inventors: Anthony Cipolla, Cameron Cipolla, Brandon Cipolla
  • Patent number: 11048376
    Abstract: Examples of the present disclosure describe systems and methods for rendering 3D text in a 3D environment. In aspects, a three dimensional (3D) object may be generated in a virtual reality, augmented reality, or mixed reality (MR) environment. A two dimensional (2D) graphical user interface (GUI) texture may be applied to a plane of the 3D object. A graphical control element, such as a text frame, and associated content may be rendered on the GUI texture. In some aspects, the graphical control element may be associated with editing controls that enable the dimensions and/or orientation of the graphical control element to be modified within the boundaries of the GUI texture and/or the 3D object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Vidya Srinivasan, Edward Averett, Andrew John Howe, Michael Lee Smith, Harold Anthony Martinez Molina, Nathan Bradley Duke, Amy Scarfone, Purnima Rao, Colton Brett Marshall, Aniket Handa
  • Patent number: 11019067
    Abstract: Software development kit (“SDK”) applications may be implemented with user data on an enterprise end-user or shared device subsequent to a single check-out process on the device. A user profile and a context ID for a user can be accessed based on user provided credentials. An SDK application can be identified as one application of an application cluster including at least two applications. A status of a local context ID (“LCID”) of the SDK application can be determined, and a value for the LCID can be established based on the status and a value of a comparison context ID obtained from a server or an agent application. The LCID and a context ID for a keychain for the application cluster can be compared, and the SDK application can be implemented with user specific user data obtained from the agent application or the keychain based on a result of the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Lucas Chen, Sanjay Satagopan, Raghuram Rajan, Rajiv Singh
  • Patent number: 11019058
    Abstract: Software development kit (“SDK”) applications may be implemented with user data on an enterprise end-user or shared device subsequent to a single check-out process on the device. A user profile and a context ID for a user can be accessed based on user provided credentials. An agent application can set a value of an agent context ID to a server context ID corresponding to the context ID for the user profile. A status of a local context ID (“LCID”) of an SDK application can be determined in response to an application launch. Using the LCD, a context ID comparison can be performed on the device with a value of a context ID from one of the SDK application, the server, and the agent application based on the LCID status. The SDK application can be implemented with user specific user data obtained from one of the SDK application and the agent application based on a result of the context ID comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Lucas Chen, Sanjay Satagopan, Raghuram Rajan, Rajiv Singh
  • Patent number: 10993070
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electronic apparatus, and relates to an electronic apparatus and a method for providing service information. To this end, the present invention provides an electronic apparatus comprising: a first communication module; a second communication module; a memory for storing location information of the electronic apparatus; and a processor, wherein the processor may be configured to: acquire identification information corresponding to a place where a first external electronic apparatus is located, from the first external electronic apparatus located near the electronic apparatus, using the first communication module; transmit the identification information and the location information to a second external electronic apparatus, using the second communication module; and receive service information corresponding to the identification information from the second external electronic apparatus, using the second communication module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventors: Inhwan Hwang, Taegun Park
  • Patent number: 10983222
    Abstract: A satellite radiowave receiving device includes a receiver and a processor. The receiver acquires and receives radiowaves from a positioning satellite. The processor performing a positioning operation based on the radiowaves received by the receiver to obtain a current position of the satellite radiowave receiving device. The processor causes the receiver to stop an acquiring operation of radiowaves from a new positioning satellite under a predetermined condition while radiowaves are being acquired from a required number of positioning satellite for the positioning operation. If an error range of the obtained current position no longer satisfies a predetermined accuracy standard during a stop of the acquiring operation, the processor causes the receiver to resume the acquiring operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Matsue, Tatsuya Sekitsuka, Ryuji Shingyoji
  • Patent number: 10986528
    Abstract: A method in a network node comprises: detecting a Quality of Service (QoS) Violated Event in respect of a particular QoS flow of a Protocol Data Unit (PDU) session; and sending a corresponding QoS violated event report to any one or more of: a Session Management Function (SMF) of the network; a Policy Control Function (PCF) of the network; an Application Function (AF) of the network; and a third party service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ngoc Dung Dao
  • Patent number: 10977649
    Abstract: A system, apparatus, and method for resolving a data transaction is provided in which data transactions are resolved by a hardware matching processor that identifies data transaction requests received from client devices over a data communication network, matches incoming transaction requests with previously received transaction requests, and, based thereon, transmits electronic data transaction results messages to the client device. An incoming data transaction request is received and a match is attempted with one or more previously received but not yet resolved data transaction requests. It is identified whether either the incoming data transaction request or the matching data transaction request are dependent on the resolution of another data transaction request and whether that dependent data transaction request has been resolved. The data transaction requests are resolved and/or stored based on the match and resolution of dependencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.
    Inventor: Ari Studnitzer
  • Patent number: 10949187
    Abstract: Provided are techniques for an adjusted consolidated digital experience. A contributed service is installed in a container. The contributed service is executed in a first runtime environment to display a first output on a display. A native service is executed in a second runtime environment to display a second output in the display with the first output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dieter Buehler, Thomas Stober, Uwe K. Hansmann
  • Patent number: 10936603
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide efficient systems and methods for searching a keyword. Embodiments of the present invention can be used to more quickly and comprehensively search a document for a keyword or phrase, based on the preferences and behaviors of a user, so that the returned results to the user are ranked in order of the preferences of the user. By factoring in user data such as time spent on certain content and highlighted content, the system is able to more efficiently return preferred results of a user of a keyword search.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Xiao Di Deng, Shuo Li, Meng Wan, Xin Ying Yang
  • Patent number: 10931776
    Abstract: Methods, systems and computer program products for data fetching in a networked computing environment. In one embodiment, the method comprises receiving a request from an analytical node for a set of data for a defined job, and identifying in networked storage a subset of the data for the job. The subset of data is loaded to the analytical node based on the sequence in which the data are projected to be accessed in the job. In an embodiment, the request includes a specification for the job, and the specification is analyzed to identify the subset of data. In one embodiment, the subset of data is identified by identifying another job having a relationship to the defined job, and identifying the data used for that other job. In an embodiment, the networked computing environment is a cloud computing environment, and the defined job is an analytics job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Xiaoqiao Meng, Wei Tan, Guohui Wang, Zhe Zhang
  • Patent number: 10915720
    Abstract: A method: broadcasting a first message comprising an apparatus type through near field communication; scanning a digital object identifier (DOI) that is displayed by a mobile terminal according to the first message and that matches the apparatus type, to obtain service information and identity information of the mobile terminal included in the DOI; broadcasting a second message generated based on the identity information; obtaining, from the mobile terminal, a request for a near field communication connection, the request being generated by the mobile terminal after the mobile terminal determines the second message includes information consistent with the identity information of the mobile terminal; verifying the request based on the identity information of the mobile terminal; in response to that the verification succeeds, establishing the near field communication connection to the mobile terminal; and executing a service through the near field communication connection according to the service information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: ADVANCED NEW TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhe Han, Jun Wu, Feng Lin
  • Patent number: 10862746
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, user equipment (UE) and packet data network gateway (P-GW) are provided for activating “Data Off” services using protocol configuration options (PCO). The UE sends a first indication to a first network node as part of the PCO. The first indication includes a Data Off indication indicating whether a “Data Off” service is activated. The first network node may be a P-GW. If the Data Off indication indicates that the “Data Off” service is deactivated, the UE receives downlink data from the first network node. If the Data Off indication indicates that the “Data Off” service is activated, the UE either receives no downlink data from the first network node or receives an error message from the first network node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Adrian Buckley, Nicholas James Russell, Jan Hendrik Lucas Bakker
  • Patent number: 10855627
    Abstract: Modifying computer program output in a voice or non-text input activated environment is provided. A system can receive audio signals detected by a microphone of a device. The system can parse the audio signal to identify a computer program to invoke. The computer program can identify a dialog data structure. The system can modify the identified dialog data structure to include a content item. The system can provide the modified dialog data structure to a computing device for presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Laura Eidem, Alex Jacobson
  • Patent number: 10813074
    Abstract: Communication network architectures, systems and methods for supporting a network of mobile nodes. As a non-limiting example, various aspects of this disclosure provide communication network architectures, systems, and methods for managing resource utilization in a network of moving things, for example including autonomous vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: VENIAM, INC.
    Inventor: Rui Costa
  • Patent number: 10795898
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide efficient systems and methods for searching a keyword. Embodiments of the present invention can be used to more quickly and comprehensively search a document for a keyword or phrase, based on the preferences and behaviors of a user, so that the returned results to the user are ranked in order of the preferences of the user. By factoring in user data such as time spent on certain content and highlighted content, the system is able to more efficiently return preferred results of a user of a keyword search.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Xiao Di Deng, Shuo Li, Meng Wan, Xin Ying Yang
  • Patent number: 10791219
    Abstract: A method, program product, and system for audio content control during an idle condition of a telephonic call. A signal identifying an idle condition is received by a calling device from a called party, wherein the idle condition includes a wait-state connection to the called party. A signal is transmitted from the calling device to the called party confirming local control of audio content during the idle condition of the audio call. Preferences of audio content accessible to the calling device are determined. The audio content is delivered to the calling device, based on the preferences. An indicator signal of an interrupt point pause during delivery of the audio content is transmitted to the called party, and information associated with the idle condition of the audio call is received by the calling device, from the called party based on the indicator signal of the interrupt point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael James McGuire, James David Cleaver, Thuy Luong, Mary Kathryn Aldridge
  • Patent number: 10769444
    Abstract: This invention includes a system and method of populating a data-base with known objects. The database can be populated with off-line data augmentation (e. g. a web crawler) or by aligning known objects and metadata clusters with defined content. A viewer can query images from live or offline media. Objects in the viewers query are linked with similar objects or recommended products in the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: GOH SOO SIAH
    Inventors: Stephen Maurice Moore, Larry Patrick Murray, Rajalingappaa Shanmugamani
  • Patent number: 10764228
    Abstract: A system, apparatus, and methods are provided for supporting automated recall of a message (e.g., a chat message) from an originator's device, or at least media that accompanied the message. An original message may convey one or more media files that are temporarily stored on a system or apparatus that hosts the communication application used to create, send, and receive messages. The media files may be lost in transit because of failure of a system component, failure of a storage device, purging of the files before they are retrieved by a recipient, or for some other reason. When the recipient's device receives an error in response to an attempt to retrieve the media file(s), it automatically initiates a recall request that is returned to the originating device. If the message and media are still available on the device, an abbreviated version of the message is re-sent, with the media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: WHATSAPP INC.
    Inventors: Michael B. Donohue, Erik James Reed
  • Patent number: 10725632
    Abstract: Techniques for providing an in-place contextual menu and user interface for email and other information management system triage are provided in which a contextual menu can be overlaid or replace an item on a view screen. The contextual menu can provide action commands specific to the type and state of the items selected in the feature view of the email or other information management system. A single recognized selection input, such as a swipe gesture, selects an item and invokes an in-place contextual menu presenting actions that can be asserted on the selected item. Multiple item selection is available through the same invocation of presenting the in-place contextual menu.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey K. Feiereisen, Yung-Cheng Chen, Ryan Thomas Murphy, Eva Britta Karolina Burlin, Michael Anthony Faoro, Kenneth Fern, Michael R. Gow, Chao-Chung Lin, Joseph McLaughlin
  • Patent number: 10694440
    Abstract: Methods and devices for operating a wireless communication device that can communicate with at least two different wireless networks using a single radio frequency modem are described. The communication device attaches to a first wireless network through the radio frequency (RF) modem, and then detaches from the first wireless network at a predetermined time before a start time of a selected event on a second wireless network. The device attaches to the second wireless network using the same RF modem before the start time of the selected event and collects at least a portion of event data associated with the selected event. After collecting at least a portion of event data, the device detaches from the second wireless network and re-attaches to the first wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Wi-LAN Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis P. Connors, Gene W. Marsh
  • Patent number: 10683015
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, a method is performed at a device with one or more processors, non-transitory memory, and a display. The method includes, while the device is in communication with an alert system integrated into a vehicle that is operating with at least a respective degree of autonomous control, displaying, on the display, a user interface that is unrelated to operating the vehicle. The device is a handheld device that is separate from the vehicle. The method includes, while displaying the user interface on the display, receiving, from the alert system integrated into the vehicle, an alert indication that a driver's attention is needed for operating the vehicle. The method includes, in response to receiving the alert indication, disabling at least a portion of the displayed user interface and displaying, on the display, a visual indication that the driver's attention is needed for operating the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Andre Boule, Stephen Chick, Thomas R. Powell, Emily Schubert
  • Patent number: 10672216
    Abstract: A system and method for using a mobile device to cause a vending machine to provide access to a product. After a calibration position is established within the mobile device, an accelerometer of the mobile device is used to determine a current location of the mobile device relative to the vending machine resulting from a movement of the mobile device from the calibration position. A product location to mobile device location mapping is then used to determine a one of a plurality of vending mechanisms associated with the vending machine that is to be activated given the determined current location of the mobile device. A signal may then be sent from the mobile device to the vending machine to instruct the vending machine to activate the determined one of the plurality of vending mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: W.W. Grainger, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffry A. Westphal, James Finn, Qianyu Rui
  • Patent number: 10650262
    Abstract: The present invention includes systems, methods, and devices for interactive media sharing including a non-transient computer readable storage medium storing a set of instructions for accessing a media item from a first computing device, identifying a first position-of-interest on the media item from a memory component of the first computing device, displaying the media item on a second computing device, identifying a second position-of-interest on the media item from a memory component of the second computing device; generating an area-of-interest surrounding the first position-of-interest; comparing the second position-of-interest with the area-of-interest to determine whether the second position-of-interest intersects with the area-of-interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: ClicPic, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Cipolla, Cameron Cipolla, Brandon Cipolla
  • Patent number: 10652299
    Abstract: A number of approaches for transcoding media is described, which allow various users to control one or more aspects of transcoding (e.g. bit rate, resolution) when delivering media content to a client device from a network edge server or other location. The client device is provided with an interface that allows the user to increase or decrease the resolution, bit rate or other settings of the media content. Upon receiving a request from the user, the system transcodes the media content in accordance with the request and dynamically delivers the transcoded media content to the user's device. The system also enables content publishers and network operators to impose restrictions (e.g. minimum and maximum values for various settings) on user control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan B. Corley, Tal Saraf, Bradley E. Marshall
  • Patent number: 10642886
    Abstract: This application relates to targeted search of backup data. A data storage system can provide a targeted search of backup data using facial recognition. Upon receiving a search query that identifies a specific user whose profile is stored in a user database, the data storage system can retrieve a profile photograph of the specific user, perform facial recognition on photographs included in the backup data, and output a search result including a set of photographs in the backup data that match the facial features of the specific user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: COMMVAULT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Pavan Kumar Reddy Bedadala
  • Patent number: 10638318
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for authenticating an access point attempting to access a wireless network is presented. The computer-implemented method includes receiving an authentication challenge from the access point, analyzing the authentication challenge at a wireless node by using an optical chaos generation module having an optical section and a radio frequency (RF) section to facilitate reproducibility, unpredictability, and unclonability of challenge-response pairs, and transmitting an authentication response to the access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Yue-Kai Huang, Yechi Ma
  • Patent number: 10613222
    Abstract: A method implementing a probabilistic weather severity estimation system is provided. The method includes gathering meteorological information from a plurality of vehicles based on a non-periodic iteratively optimized communication method that at least in part takes into consideration an vehicle's position and heading in relation to a weather event. A probabilistic weather severity estimation for future weather conditions is calculated based at least in part on the gathered meteorological information and an assigning of computed probabilistic weather severity values to nodes in a matrix. Each node is associated with a respective part of space volume in which the plurality of vehicles are gathering the meteorological information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International, Inc.
    Inventors: Stanislav Foltan, Karol Molnar, Ales Kuchar
  • Patent number: 10609560
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for using derived credentials to enroll a mobile computing device with an enterprise mobile device management system are described herein. In various embodiments, a mobile computing device, responsive to a command to enroll with an enterprise mobile device management server, may launch an enrollment application; send an enrollment request message to the enterprise mobile device management server; switch to a certificate management system application on the mobile computing device; request one or more derived credentials from a certificate management system server; store the one or more derived credentials in a shared vault on the mobile computing device; switch to the enrollment application; retrieve a derived credential of the one or more derived credentials stored in the shared vault; and, provide the derived credential to the enterprise mobile device management server to enroll the mobile computing device with at least one mobile device management service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Shaunak Mistry, Younus Aftab
  • Patent number: 10594697
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for collaborative authentication of a person based on an interaction with another person. A request for collaborative authentication is sent to the computing device of a person wanting to access a system, including an authentication ID unique to the request. The person collaborates with another person associated with the system and provides the second person with the authentication ID. The second person sends the authentication ID to the system such that the system associates the second person with the first person. Data is sent to the second person in order to challenge the first person. The first person responds to the challenge using the computing device and the system receives the response. The system compares the response to an expected answer and can either allow or deny the first person access to the system based on the comparison. Co-location may also be verified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: OPEN TEXT SA ULC
    Inventor: Simon Dominic Copsey
  • Patent number: 10545022
    Abstract: A system and method that that triggers actions or sets of actions within a software application executed on a mobile device based at least in part on location identifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: TRANSFORM SR BRANDS LLC
    Inventor: Robert C. Hudson
  • Patent number: 10520318
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and system for providing map data of a navigation device. The system comprises: a server for comparing, for each mesh, old version map data and new version map data, generating delta data by extracting only changed spatial data from the meshes, and providing an update of the map data compressed and stored in a navigation device on the basis of the delta data; and the navigation device for receiving a delta file and a delta file header from the server, decompressing the compressed file header included in the old version map data, and extracting only the compressed data block included in an update item in the old version map data by referring to the decompressed file header and the delta file header, the navigation device being built in a car.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: ENGIS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Yong Sun Park
  • Patent number: 10466963
    Abstract: Various embodiments, methods and systems for implementing a digital assistant connectivity system are provided. In operation, a request to receive a unique identifier is communicated from a digital assistant device. The unique identifier is utilized to pair the digital assistant device with a smart assistant device. The unique identifier is received from and generated by a digital assistant server to correspond with the digital assistant device and a corresponding digital assistant device application instance. An instruction to perform an action on the digital assistant device is received at the digital assistant device application. The instruction is communicated based on an established command-driven session between the digital assistant device application and the smart assistant device. The command-driven session is associated with the unique identifier that paired the digital assistant device and the smart assistant device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: AIQUDO, INC.
    Inventors: Matan Levi, Mark Robinson, Rajat Mukherjee, Kiran Bindhu Hemaraj, Sunil Patil
  • Patent number: 10462498
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a set-top box determines whether to communicate a notification to a user device to live stream multimedia content. The notification comprises an option to initiate live streaming of the multimedia content. The set-top box communicates the notification to the user device to live stream the multimedia content. A user device communicates a selection to initiate live streaming of the multimedia content to the set-top box. In response to the selection, the set-top box live streams the multimedia content to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Sudheer Bandela, Binny Asarikuniyil, Hai Nguyen, Heather Truong
  • Patent number: 10462605
    Abstract: Provided is a computer implemented method of determining that two or more members of a subscription group shared a journey.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Inventors: Tony Lynch, Francois Planke
  • Patent number: 10460361
    Abstract: Presented are methods and systems to universally assess composite utility consumption (1) in which a plurality of real-time and batch sensor readings such as from multiple disparate utility sensor data inputs (3) may be acquired and stored such as into a local device (2) or a central data warehouse (6). A composite utility estimated cost generator (9) can generate missing or uncorrelated data and a collected composite utility data information correlator (11) can correlate the data so it can be applied to determine some type of composite utility cost information. For real-time calculation, a disparate utility rate information accessor (8) can obtain multiple items of disparate rate information and this can use with correlated data to create a composite utility consumption and spend so a user can manage and control utility usage for a home, building, facility, plant, specific equipment, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Mountain Vector Energy, LLC
    Inventors: Steve R. Kiziuk, Robert Bruce Pitt, Paige A. Mankey, Madeline Rae Lamb
  • Patent number: 10444025
    Abstract: A method comprising providing or receiving updated information, previous and said updated information associated with a geographic region, said previous information comprising information about one or more links usable for connecting to one or more links in a different geographic region, and said updated information comprising at least said previous information and new Information about one or more links for connecting to one or more links in said different geographic region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventor: Martin Pfeifle
  • Patent number: 10433354
    Abstract: A telecommunication network is described in which information relating to access to resources such as the world wide web, may be transferred between wireless communication terminals at least one of which is a client of a server connected to the network and providing access to the resources. A method of transfer and a terminal suitable therefor are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Zsolt Kun-Szabo, Süleyman Bakacak, Juha Tervo, Jurgen Schonwald
  • Patent number: 10387881
    Abstract: A system, apparatus, and method for resolving a data transaction is provided in which a data transaction request and a counter data transaction request are received asynchronously in time by a data transaction processing system. A data transaction request includes data indicative of the data transaction and a transaction identifier but does not include account identifying information associated with the sender of the counter data transaction request. A counter data transaction request including data indicative of the data transaction and the transaction identifier is received. If a data transaction request has a transaction identifier identical to a previously received transaction identifier of a counter data transaction request, the data transaction is resolved, and a confirmation message is transmitted. If no identical transaction identifier has been received, the received data transaction request or the received counter data transaction request is stored in a transaction message database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.
    Inventor: Ari Studnitzer
  • Patent number: 10380589
    Abstract: A system, apparatus, and method for resolving a data transaction is provided in which data transactions are resolved by a hardware matching processor that identifies data transaction requests received from client devices over a data communication network, matches incoming transaction requests with previously received transaction requests, and, based thereon, transmits electronic data transaction results messages to the client device. An incoming data transaction request is received and a match is attempted with one or more previously received but not yet resolved data transaction requests. It is identified whether either the incoming data transaction request or the matching data transaction request are dependent on the resolution of another data transaction request and whether that dependent data transaction request has been resolved. The data transaction requests are resolved and/or stored based on the match and resolution of dependencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.
    Inventor: Ari Studnitzer
  • Patent number: 10367942
    Abstract: A service session is facilitated via a packet switched network; in the service session, user equipment participates in an interactive communication exchange with an agent via a first interaction mode, and the interactive communication exchange is based on a user inquiry. The interactive communication exchange is monitored and a determination is made that a consultation service would facilitate resolution of the user inquiry. A service resource is associated with the service session responsive to determining that the consultation service would facilitate the resolution; the service resource provides consultation to the agent via a second interaction mode without exposing the consultation to the user equipment. The consultation elevates an experience level employed in the first service session towards resolution of the user inquiry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Reuben Klein, Mazin E. Gilbert
  • Patent number: 10334473
    Abstract: A method for reducing radiofrequency interference in a mobile communications device. The method includes receiving, by a first mobile communications device, a frequency message including a frequency band of a second mobile communications device. The method further includes determining, by an electronic processor of the first mobile communications device, whether the frequency band of the second mobile communications device conflicts with an operating frequency band of the first mobile communications device. The method further includes generating, by the electronic processor, an interference message, including a proposed mitigation action, when the frequency band conflicts with the operating frequency band. The frequency band and the operating frequency band each may be a long-term evolution frequency band or a land-mobile radio frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Mihael S. Bercovici, Eitan Koren, Aya Korine, Simona Lisker
  • Patent number: 10334660
    Abstract: The exemplary embodiments of the invention provide at least a method, apparatus, and executable computer program to perform operations including signaling MBMS change related information to, from, or between network devices in the same or different carrier frequencies. The MBMS related information regarding new, on-going, appearing, and/or disappearing multi-cast services offered in different frequency cells. Further, the exemplary embodiments of the invention provide for determining that multi-cast services in different carrier frequencies are new, on-going, appearing, and/or disappearing multi-cast services. In addition, the exemplary embodiments of the invention provide for operations at network devices to send and receive signaling regarding changes to multi-cast services offered in the same and/or a different carrier frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Henri M. Koskinen, Igor Filipovich
  • Patent number: 10306596
    Abstract: A method and system for uplink-downlink transmission of data packets in a wireless cellular network, during idle state of User Equipment (UE) using connectionless transmission is disclosed. The method establishes S1 common bearer between a Radio Access Network (RAN) node and Serving Gateway (SGW) and S5 common bearer between the SGW and Packet Data Network Gateway (PGW). The method defines a modified Uu interface between the UE and the RAN node. The method appends data packets with UE Identifier (ID) and routing information as packet header information to independently route data packets through wireless cellular network in a self-sustainable manner using the established common bearers and the modified Uu interface. The method secures data packets by providing integrity and ciphering protection. The method eliminates cost of dedicated bearer set up and reduces signaling overhead on the Uu interface thereby improving network efficiency and battery life of the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Sudhir Kumar Baghel, Rajavelsamy Rajadurai, Venkateswara Rao Manepalli, Mangesh Abhimanyu Ingale
  • Patent number: 10268733
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, from a client system of a first user of a communication network, an input from the first user to access a card-stack interface, generating one or more card clusters from a plurality of cards, each card comprising a query referencing a query-domain associated with the communication network and zero or more query-filters for the query-domain, wherein each query-filter references one or more objects of the communication network, each card cluster comprising one or more cards from the plurality of cards, the cards being formed into card clusters based on a card-affinity between the cards, and sending, to the client system in response to the input from the first user, the card-stack interface for display to the first user, wherein the card-stack interface comprises one or more of the card clusters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Avichal Garg, Ming Hua, Saurabh Prafulla Chakradeo
  • Patent number: 10262505
    Abstract: Methods for securing financial transactions using dynamic PINs without requiring updates to existing banking cards or existing infrastructure at acquiring institutions. The use of a dynamic PIN may be selectively enabled for a subset of banking cards or for a particular banking card when circumstances require use of the dynamic PIN. A dynamic PIN may be required for performing a financial transaction, such as making an online purchase, if an account associated with a banking card has a particular credit limit greater than a threshold or if a suspicious transaction history has been detected (e.g., large out-of-state purchases have recently been made). A dynamic PIN may be required based on a time of day or location associated with the financial transaction (e.g., if the financial transaction is being initiated within a particular foreign country).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajendra Arcot Gopalakrishna, Geoffrey Hird
  • Patent number: 10243905
    Abstract: Various embodiments include a conversation engine for facilitating a conversation between member accounts (e.g., personal accounts) and social network entities (e.g., corporate accounts) in a social networking system. The conversation engine can enable interactions between a member account and a social network entity via a messaging application when an end-user device associated with the member account is in proximity to a physical establishment associated with the social network entity. The end-user device can scan for available access points and determine its location based on the wireless source identifier(s) of the available access points. The end-user device and/or the social networking system can compare the wireless source identifier(s) to a set of known wireless source identifiers to determine the end-user device's location. Messages can be generated by the conversation engine that include content that is generated based at least in part on the location of the end-user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Franklin Daniel, Deniz Demir, Ming Xiao, Michael Allen Sherron, Yoram Talmor
  • Patent number: 10231161
    Abstract: Methods and devices for operating a wireless communication device that can communicate with at least two different wireless networks using a single radio frequency modem are described. The communication device attaches to a first wireless network through the radio frequency (RF) modem, and then detaches from the first wireless network at a predetermined time before a start time of a selected event on a second wireless network. The device attaches to the second wireless network using the same RF modem before the start time of the selected event and collects at least a portion of event data associated with the selected event. After collecting at least a portion of event data, the device detaches from the second wireless network and re-attaches to the first wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Wi-LAN INC.
    Inventors: Dennis P. Connors, Gene W. Marsh