Based On Request (e.g., News, Weather, Etc.) Patents (Class 455/414.3)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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, S├╝leyman 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: 10231252
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for prioritizing one of a multimedia broadcast multicast service (MBMS) reception or a device-to-device (D2D) reception in a wireless communication system is provided. A user equipment (UE) prioritizes one of the MBMS reception or the D2D reception when the UE cannot support both the MBMS reception and the D2D reception simultaneously, and indicates a result of the prioritization to a network. The result of the prioritization indicates either that the MBMS reception is prioritized over the D2D reception or the D2D reception is prioritized over the MBMS reception.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Youngdae Lee, Sunghoon Jung
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10203410
    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: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Stanislav Foltan, Karol Molnar, Ales Kuchar
  • Patent number: 10205778
    Abstract: A method for sharing application data includes sending a sharing request to a server by a first terminal for sharing application data to be shared from a first application; receiving a user information list and an application list returned by the server; from the user information list, selecting a user identification for receiving the application data to be shared; from the application list, selecting an application identification, for receiving the application data to be shared; and sending the application data to be shared to a second terminal based on the user identification and the application identification, such that the application data to be shared is received and displayed by the second terminal through a second application corresponding to the application identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: SANGFOR TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventor: Jianxin Qian
  • Patent number: 10193781
    Abstract: A more efficient network can be achieved by using a cost-benefit analysis determined by mobile device, wireless network, and server device functionality. The cost-benefit analysis can be used to determine whether SPTCP or MPTCP or any combination of the two is used. The mobile device can generate the cost-benefit analysis based on known and unknown device and network metrics and send the cost-benefit analysis to the server device. The server device can then comply with the cost-benefit analysis and then send requested web site data via SPTCP and/or MPTCP in accordance with the cost-benefit analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bo Han, Lusheng Ji, Vijay Gopalakrishnan, Feng Qian
  • Patent number: 10192527
    Abstract: User interfaces for hand-held electronic devices, such as mobile telephone devices, touch tablets, personal computers (PC), remote control devices, and/or other devices, assist users with, among other things, knowing which user input elements of a device to use when the device's physical orientation changes. According to an exemplary embodiment, a hand-held device is operative to be held in normal, upside down, left tilt, and right tilt orientations. The hand-held device changes the functions corresponding to ones of a plurality of physical buttons and ones of a plurality of virtual buttons based on the device orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: THOMSON LICENSING
    Inventor: Basil Badawiyeh
  • Patent number: 10183516
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus receiving a process request from a terminal via networks includes a storage to store first communications information for connecting via a first network and second communications information for connecting via a second network, an identification information receiver to receive identification information from the terminal, the identification information identifying a user of the terminal, a determination unit to determine the first or second network based on the identification information to receive the process request from the terminal, a communications information transmitter to transmit the first or second communications information via the determined first or second network, and a request receiver to accept connection via the determined first or second network based on the transmitted communications information transmitted by the communications information transmitter from the terminal to receive the process request via the accepted the first or second network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Yamada
  • Patent number: 10185746
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for receiving a query provided from a user device, and determining that the query implicitly references some entity, and in response: obtaining an approximate location and an approximate orientation of the user device, obtaining a set of entities including one or more entities, each entity in the set of entities being at least partially within a range that is based on the approximate location and that includes an extended portion based on the approximate orientation, selecting an entity from the set of entities, and providing a revised query based on the query and the entity, the revised query explicitly referencing the entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Nils Grimsmo, Behshad Behzadi, Fredrik Bergenlid
  • Patent number: 10187332
    Abstract: An information management system may store information related to tasks to be performed by one or more individuals. The individuals may communicate with the information management system using email messages. The information management system may not require a login procedure, and individuals may interact with the information management system without the need to log in to the information management system. The information management system may receive an email message from an individual that indicates a request for a report. The information management system may determine whether to transmit the report to the individual based on whether they are appropriately registered with the information management system, and/or whether they have administrative privileges. The information management system, in response to a positive determination, may transmit the report to the email address from which the requesting email message was sent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: CLOVER LEAF ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: John P. Killoran, Jr., Gina Katharine Von Damm, Dennis William Peek, Angela Kirkman
  • Patent number: 10181128
    Abstract: An advertisement, including a description of a promotion and a link, are included in a shipment of a sales item to a buyer from an online shopping site. The promotion is crafted to entice the buyer to respond to the link and trigger a further shopping opportunity based on the initial purchase. Upon responding to the link, the buyer is presented with a further promotion that includes the most recent consideration of buying incentives which are based on knowledge of selling considerations such as inventory and the marketplace that a seller may use to generate enticing content in the promotion. The seller may also take advantage of knowledge about the shopping and purchasing history of the buyer at the online shopping site in tailoring the promotion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Yotam Sharan
  • Patent number: 10162803
    Abstract: A system for displaying information on a display screen of a computing device, where the digital content is of the size that exceeds the display screen size for display, the device sends a device_type parameter as part of the service request that enables the web server to format the digital content specific to the device type and for its screen size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventor: Tara Chand Singhal
  • Patent number: 10158745
    Abstract: A vehicle connected to a terminal of a user to perform dialing includes a speech input unit that receives a speech of the user, a speech recognition unit that recognizes a command included in the received speech, a control unit that determines a preparation state for performing the dialing, and a display unit that displays information about the preparation state when preparation for performing the dialing is not completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Chang-Heon Lee, Hyun-woo Lee
  • Patent number: 10140445
    Abstract: In an information processing apparatus 100, a password input block 20 accepts a password for use in user authentification. An authentification block 40 executes user authentification on the basis of an authentification ID and the password accepted by the password input block 20. A service provision block 80, if the user authentification by the authentification block 40 is successful, provides a service to a user concerned. The service provision block 80 provides a service corresponding to the password accepted by the password input block 20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventor: Kosuke Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10135973
    Abstract: A carrier platform sends a query requesting CNAM information associated with a call to a CNAM database. A caller reputation server intercepts the query from the carrier platform to the CNAM database. The caller reputation server determines reputation information for the call. The reputation information indicates the likelihood that the call is a nuisance call. The caller reputation server further generates a reputation message describing the reputation information and sends the reputation message to the carrier platform in response to the query. As a result, the carrier platform sends the reputation message to a called device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: HIYA, INC.
    Inventors: Alexander Klas Algard, Mayur Arun Kamat, Petr Jann
  • Patent number: 10133821
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for receiving audio data encoding an utterance; obtaining an intermediate transcription of the utterance; before a final transcription of the utterance is obtained: i) determining that the intermediate transcription of the utterance is associated with a previously received search query, ii) obtaining one or more results that are identified as responsive to the previously received search query, and iii) storing one or more of the results; obtaining the final transcription of the utterance; determining that the final transcription of the utterance is also associated with the previously received search query; and in response to determining that the final transcription of the utterance is also associated with the previously received search query, providing the stored one or more results for output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Bo Tandiono, Michael Buchanan, Nathan David Howard, Ishai Rabinovitz
  • Patent number: 10122822
    Abstract: Various systems, mediums, and methods herein describe aspects of data exchange schemas accessible with client devices over communication networks in data infrastructures. A data exchange system may build one or more data exchange schemas for a user. The system may also determine a location of a client device of the user associated with one or more entities. Based on the location of the client device, the system may identify a data exchange schema of the user for transferring data to the one or more entities. The system may determine an access for the one or more entities to a portion of data from the data exchange schema of the user. The system may also transmit a notification to the client device that indicates the access of the one or more entities to the portion of data from the data exchange schema.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventor: Max Edward Metral
  • Patent number: 10122441
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wireless communication system and a user equipment (UE) providing wireless communication services, and more particularly, a method of preventing transmission error of data while maintaining its security and a method of controlling an access of a Relay Node (RN) to a Donor eNB (DeNB) and an access of the UE to the RN during a process of transmitting and receiving user data when the RN as a radio network node is connected to the DeNB in an Evolved Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (E-UMTS), a Long Term Evolution (LTE) system, and a LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) system that have evolved from a Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sung-Duck Chun, Seung-June Yi, Sung-Hoon Jung, Sung-Jun Park
  • Patent number: 10091608
    Abstract: Methods and mechanisms for exchanging map information in a wireless communication. In an embodiment, map information to represent at least a portion of a map is advertised by a first communication device communication independent of any request for the map information being received in a data session or a voice session. In another embodiment, a second communication device receives the wireless communication and generates a representation of the map based on the advertised map information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Justin Lipman, Robert A. Colby
  • Patent number: 10078848
    Abstract: An electronic device and a method of operating a nearby function of the electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a low-power short-range communication module configured to perform a scanning operation and to collect advertising information as a result of the scanning operation, a display module configured to display an item for performing at least one of a short range communication connection and a remote communication connection with at least one reception-side device corresponding to the collected advertising information, and a control module configured to control the scanning operation of the low-power short-range communication module and the displaying of the item for performing the at least one of the short range communication connection and the remote communication connection with the at least one reception-side device corresponding to the collected advertising information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyuk Kang, Gibeom Kim, Hyunchul Choi, Hyeongseok Kim, Taehun Lim, Dukki Hong
  • Patent number: 10067738
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling a portable electronic communication device use device operational context to provide user trigger or command input. When user input is received from a user of the device, a set of user input options is selected based on an operational context of the device, including an identification of at least one running application. Each user input option is associated with a device action, and the received user input is mapped to a matching user input option within the selected set of user input options. The device action associated with the matching user input option is then executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Plamen A Ivanov, Kevin J Bastyr, Mark A Jasiuk, Seungyoon Lee, John Ross Meloney, Snehitha Singaraju
  • Patent number: 10061818
    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: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Xiao Di Deng, Shuo Li, Meng Wan, Xin Ying Yang
  • Patent number: 10055464
    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: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Xiao Di Deng, Shuo Li, Meng Wan, Xin Ying Yang