Based On Request (e.g., News, Weather, Etc.) Patents (Class 455/414.3)
  • 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
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10019761
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for linking an underwriting action to a customer is presented. The method receives an inspection model corresponding to a geographic location associated with a structure and determines that a virtual inspection is necessary based on the inspection model. The method also retrieves a first aerial image corresponding to the geographic location and a second aerial image corresponding to the geographic location and a time threshold. The method further receives a comparison data value corresponding to the first and second aerial image, determines an underwriting action based on the comparison data and links the underwriting action to a customer account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Matthew Cuttell, Timothy Kiper
  • Patent number: 10021541
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for directional messaging among mobile devices. An input is received from a first mobile device, identifying a directional range for sending a message to a second mobile device within the directional range. The second mobile device located in the directional range identified in the input is identified. A location indicator showing the location of the second mobile device within the identified directional range is sent to the first mobile device. A message to be sent to the second mobile device is received from the first mobile device. In response to receiving the message, the message is sent to the second mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Joseph, Guruharan Ravi
  • Patent number: 9996063
    Abstract: There is provided a transmitter. The transmitter includes: a display portion; an first input receiver configured to receive a first selecting operation for selecting one of setting items and a second selecting operation for selecting one of setting values; and a second input receiver configured to receive a switching operation for sequentially switching the setting values of the selected setting item, wherein the second input receiver is rotated in a first rotation direction or in a second rotation direction opposite to the first rotation direction; and a first controller configured to display the setting values of the selected setting item on the display portion such that the setting values are sequentially switched in a forward direction or a backward direction when the second input receiver is rotated in the first rotation direction or the second rotation direction by the switching operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Yokogawa Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Miyazaki, Takafusa Nakayama, Yosuke Iwata
  • Patent number: 9992526
    Abstract: Social media and recordation of programs scheduled to be broadcast is provided. Media content, including feedback data, is gathered and associated tags are extracted. A correlation of the extracted tags with digital content is performed to identify a scheduled broadcast that is related to the digital content. A time duration that a digital media content matching the digital content is present in the identified scheduled broadcast is measured. The time duration is compared to a defined value. A recording device identifier is registered with at least one social networking account. The identified schedule broadcast is matched with at least one device identifier based on a comparison of the time duration to a define value and the feedback data. A recording device associated with the matching identifier is automatically set to capture the scheduled broadcast in a data storage medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Barry A. Kritt, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 9977649
    Abstract: A first example playback device includes one or more processors and a non-transitory computer-readable medium storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the first playback device to perform functions. The functions include generating a mixed audio signal comprising one or more components of a first audio stream and one or more components of a second audio stream; and playing the mixed audio signal, where the one or more components of the second audio stream of the mixed audio signal played by the first playback device are played in synchrony with a second playback device configured to play the second audio stream. An example non-transitory computer-readable medium and an example method, both related to the first example playback device, are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Ted M. Lin, Luis Vega
  • Patent number: 9979492
    Abstract: A method of sharing information by an information-providing device, the method including: determining, by the information-providing device, information of interest based on a first input to the information-providing device; generating, by the information-providing device, a sound signal including object information; and outputting, by the information-providing device, the sound signal, wherein the object information includes object identification information configured to be used to identify the information of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ho Jin, Jong-baek Kim, Sung-ho Jang
  • Patent number: 9942355
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for monitoring the current context of a computing device. In some implementations, a context daemon can collect context information about the computing device. The context information can include current device hardware state information. The context information can include current software state information. The context can be derived or implied from a combination of hardware state information, software state information, or any other type of state information. For example, the derived context can be a user state (e.g., a user activity, sleeping, running, etc.) derived from or implied by hardware or software state information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Michael R. Siracusa, Joao Pedro Forjaz de Lacerda, Kit-Man Wan, Gaurav Kapoor, Umesh S. Vaishampayan
  • Patent number: 9934533
    Abstract: A system transforms one or more inputs to determine a price for a ticket and presents this price for single action selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Gametime
    Inventor: Bradley Griffith
  • Patent number: 9891730
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a receiving unit configured to receive an update instruction to update at least a part of an image displayed on a display screen, an estimating unit configured to estimate a target position on the display screen before a user operation determines the target position, and a display control unit configured to, after the estimating unit estimates the target position, display an object displayed at the target position on the display screen at the estimated target position before an image displayed on the display screen is updated in response to the update instruction received by the receiving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shinya Takeichi
  • Patent number: 9888342
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and systems for providing context-sensitive information to a mobile device, particular location-based information or the like. Specifically, the present invention relates to a distributed system that can use existing devices to send and receive context-sensitive information. In particular, the present invention relates to a method and system of providing context-sensitive information to a user of a mobile device comprising: transmitting from a tag attached to a moveable object via a wireless protocol a unique identifier to a mobile device; determining a measure of location of the mobile device and/or tag; and providing from a server information for display on the mobile device based on both the unique identifier and the measure of location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: BLUE SYNC LIMITED
    Inventors: Benjamin Joseph Cariss, John Stuart Cariss
  • Patent number: 9875576
    Abstract: A visualization of pavement conditions that are evaluated with respect to weather, pavement, and sub-surface variables provides users responsible for roadway infrastructure maintenance and monitoring with information such as depths of accumulated precipitation across “slices” of a roadway for each particular time in a given time period. The accumulated precipitation information contains the depths for each of several different types of precipitation and is shown in three dimensions, where x represents the lane of the roadway, y represents the depths of precipitation, and z represents time. A visualization model generates an appearance of a roadway lane upon which the accumulated precipitation increases or decreases over time corresponding to the results of weather and maintenance acting on that lane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: CLEARAG, INC.
    Inventors: Robert H. Bergman, Eric Dean Kjeldergaard
  • Patent number: 9866454
    Abstract: A device receives web data, associated with user devices, that is generated based on interactions of the user devices with a network and one or more content provider devices. The device removes erroneous or objectionable web data from the web data to generate a subset of the web data, and categorizes the subset of the web data by assigning categories to the subset of the web data. The device performs an empirical estimation of the categorized subset of the web data to generate empirical estimations. The device performs a simulation of the empirical estimations to generate synthetic data that corresponds to the web data and removes private information relating to the user devices and users of the user devices, and stores the synthetic data in a storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Ashok N. Srivastava
  • Patent number: 9826053
    Abstract: A RAN based data processing system is configured for content caching with remote charging services. The system can include a base station that includes an antenna, a receiver, a transmitter, a processor, a local cache, and a network interface to a data communications network. The system also can include an RNC coupled to the base station over the data communications network. The system yet further can include a charging service executing in memory of a host computer recording charges for data services provided in the RAN. Finally, the system can include a caching with remote charging module executing by the processor of the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Erik J. Burckart, Gennaro A. Cuomo, Victor S. Moore, Savio Rodrigues
  • Patent number: 9820090
    Abstract: Techniques disclosed herein are generally directed toward providing a fallback mechanism to use when the authentication session between the SET and E-SLP fails. In particular, the techniques provided herein allow the SET to attempt to connect with SLPs using given and/or generated information. As such, the techniques provided herein increase the likelihood that the SET will be able to complete a successful SUPL session, and a location of the SET will be provided to an emergency response service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Govind Ram Venkat Narayan, Amit Jain, Santosh Munirathna, Andreas Klaus Wachter
  • Patent number: 9805142
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for ranking suggestions for input of a user based on one or more attributes of the user that are associated with one or more of the suggestions. User attributes of the user's user profile may be matched to user attributes of a suggestion and the suggestion ranked based at least in part on bias measures associated with the matched user attributes of the suggestion. Some implementations are directed to determining, for each of a plurality of suggestions, multiple user attributes and associated bias measures to associate with the suggestion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Sumit Kumar Sanghai, Dandapani Sivakumar, Pranav Kumar Tiwari, Raghunandan Hulikal Keshavan
  • Patent number: 9807806
    Abstract: A method for accessing a network in an electronic system and associated portable device are provided. The portable device includes; a transceiver, supporting a plurality of predetermined communication protocols; and a processor, configured to connect the portable device to a connectivity service device in an electronic system via the transceiver when the portable device enters a coverage region of the connectivity service device. The connectivity service device retrieves service information from a plurality of electronic devices that are connected to the connectivity service device, to build a service list. The processor retrieves the service list from the connectivity service device, and determines a service from the service list to be used for communicating with the plurality of the electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Po-Yu Chen, Chih-Hsiang Hsiao, Hua Wu, Chi-Hsuan Lin
  • Patent number: 9763052
    Abstract: A terminal device includes a processor and a memory storing a program that, when executed by the processor, causes the terminal device to receive the broadcast information of a radio base station currently in communication with the terminal device, store location information included in the received broadcast information in a first storage part, and transmit the location information stored in the first storage part to a management apparatus connected to the radio base station through a network. The terminal device is caused to transmit the location information stored in the first storage part when the radio base station currently in communication with the terminal device is switched from a first radio base station to a second radio base station and location information is absent in the broadcast information of the second radio base station received by the terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Hideyuki Nagatoshi, Masaki Mukouchi, Takuro Saito, Seijun Tanikawa
  • Patent number: 9756095
    Abstract: A mobile apparatus includes a cooperator detector, a cooperation planner and a context processor. The cooperator detector selects a cooperating mobile apparatus among adjacent mobile apparatuses. The cooperation planner determines a cooperation plan for operating cooperative context monitoring with the cooperating mobile apparatus. The context processor operates the context monitoring based on the cooperation plan. Accordingly, the resource may be efficiently used and the range of the context monitoring may be enlarged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Junehwa Song, Youngki Lee, Younghyun Ju, Chulhong Min, Inseok Hwang, Jihyun Yu
  • Patent number: 9756485
    Abstract: Walkie-talkies are a common means of coordinating activities at events but must be handed out, transferred as shifts and personnel in roles change, and collected. Further, walkie-talkies have a set range and the bigger the range the more expensive the walkie-talkie. Accordingly, it would be beneficial to provide individuals, enterprises, organizers, etc. with the ability to establish communications to individuals or group of individuals rapidly, with low complexity and management overhead, exploiting walkie-talkie style communications upon mobile devices connected to wireless networks over varying geographical areas without requiring distribution of walkie-talkies etc. as the mobile device is the user's own smartphone or cellphone. Further, it would be beneficial for such communications to be managed through a software application such that the user's virtual walkie-talkie automatically assigns channels etc. based upon the user's role, the event, their location etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Inventors: Deborah Lynn Pinard, Melissa Pinard, Liam Williams
  • Patent number: 9712510
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for facilitating secure commenting on content items among collaborators via external messaging applications in a collaborative cloud-based environment. In one embodiment, the system receives a response to a notification associated with a content item from a collaborator via an external messaging application. The response can include a text-based comment associated with the content item and secure message information provided by the notification including a message and a message authentication code. The system then determines a validity of the response. The validity of the response can include verifying the integrity of the message using the message authentication code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Box, Inc.
    Inventors: Natalia Vinnik, Chris Byron
  • Patent number: 9705688
    Abstract: A method and a system for sharing location information and a recording medium using the same are provided. The present method obtains graphic location information by a first display software, and insert the document to a document corresponding to a second display software. The document is then transmitted to a remote device. Accordingly, through reading the document, the remote device can directly activate the applicable display software to display the graphic location information originally shared by the user of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Yu-Cheng Lee, John C. Wang
  • Patent number: 9703370
    Abstract: A method and a device is disclosed, whereby the device can be a first electronic device. The first electronic device is adapted to be coupled to a second electronic device. The method comprises at the first electronic device certain steps which can be performed by a processor of the first electronic device. In particular, there is a step of generating first data for display at the first electronic device pertaining to an application executable on the first electronic device. Also, there is the step of receiving a signal at the first electronic device from a second electronic device in response to an event detected at the second electronic device. Finally, in response to the received signal, there is modifying the first data, and generating second data for display at the second electronic device pertaining to the application and sending the second data to the second electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignees: BlackBerry Limited, 2236008 Ontario Inc.
    Inventors: David Bukurak, Dominique Simoneau-Ritchie, Jason Robert Mawdsley
  • Patent number: 9692746
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer-readable media are disclosed for performing single sign-on processing between associated mobile applications. The single sign-on processing may include processing to generate an interaction session between a user and a back-end server associated with a mobile application based at least in part on one or more existing interaction sessions between the user and one or more back-end servers associated with one or more other mobile applications. In order to establish an interaction session with an associated back-end server, a mobile application may leverage existing interaction sessions that have already been established in connection with the launching of other associated mobile applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: FISERV, INC.
    Inventors: David Francis Scavo, Barbara Wilson Whiteside
  • Patent number: 9661633
    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 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Zsolt Kun-Szabo, Süleyman Bakacak, Juha Tervo, Jurgen Schonwald
  • Patent number: 9641646
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer-readable media are provided for facilitating communication of multimedia data across a distributed network. When the invention is employed for facilitating intra-communication between mobile network carriers, the invention can be configured to utilize a plurality of distribution sites. A first distribution site of a sender can receive an item of multimedia data and an identifier from a sender. The first distribution site may then transmit the identifier to a look-up server in order for the look-up server to identify the location of a recipient's distribution site. Once the look-up server identifies the recipient's distribution site for the first distribution site, the first distribution site can transmit the multimedia data to the recipient's distribution site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Lyle Bertz, John Belser, William Parsel