Position Based Personal Service Patents (Class 455/456.3)
  • Patent number: 10235568
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an indoor semantic map updating method and system based on semantic information extraction. The method includes: issuing a crowdsourcing task to all mobile terminals; waiting for any mobile terminal to execute the crowdsourcing task, and receiving a task result thereof; preprocessing the task result to obtain a common key frame sequence; extracting an accurate text sequence from the common key frame sequence; and updating an indoor semantic map according to the common key frame sequence and the accurate text sequence. The present invention can encourage the mobile terminal to execute the crowdsourcing task, and update the indoor semantic map and the text semantic information at a lower cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventor: Deke Guo
  • Patent number: 10237689
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a machine to machine communication (M2M) technique, and to a technique for changing an update period of location information in an M2M system. In particular, the present invention relates to a method and a device for allowing a common service entity to dynamically set an update period of location information in an M2M system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: KT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mee Jeong Kim
  • Patent number: 10237687
    Abstract: Various techniques are provided that may be implemented at one or more of a plurality of co-located mobile devices. For example, a first mobile device may identify a plurality of signal acquisition tasks, transmit a request indicative of a subset of the plurality of signal acquisition tasks to be performed by a second mobile device, and receive a response to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Sai Pradeep Venkatraman, Weihua Gao, Benjamin A. Werner
  • Patent number: 10231099
    Abstract: An example implementation includes systems and methods for facilitating social discovery to obtain, from at least a second device, device information associated with the second device; transmit the device information associated with the second device to the social discovery platform; receive, from the social discovery platform, user information associated with a second user of the second device in response to transmitting the device information associated with the second device; and providing, to the first user, the user information associated with the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Inventor: Ernesto Nebel
  • Patent number: 10231092
    Abstract: Numerous mobile devices report their respective locations to a server which collects the location reports to provide real-time pedestrian traffic information, e.g., as a map that shows locations of individual mobile devices. Distribution of mobile devices in a geographic area more closely represents overall population locations and densities. Each device is identified by a digital fingerprint, formed from a number of system and device configuration parameters. Each mobile device is configured to periodically report its location, e.g., at a predetermined time interval and/or whenever the mobile device determines its location for another reason. A known location of a wireless network access point to which a mobile device is connected can serve as an estimated location of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Uniloc 2017 LLC
    Inventor: Craig S. Etchegoyen
  • Patent number: 10228257
    Abstract: A computer-implemented technique is described herein for assisting at least two users in finding and traveling to (and/or from) a meeting location. In one implementation, the technique generates and displays a heat map that shows at least one fair region having meeting locations that satisfy a fairness consideration. In one case, a meeting location within the fair region(s) satisfies the fairness consideration when the users can travel to (and/or from) the meeting location with an equal amount of cost. The heat map can also show one or more fairness-deficient regions that fail to satisfy the fairness consideration, relative to a specific user, with respect to one or more specified degrees of cost mismatch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Matthias Christian F. Baer
  • Patent number: 10219561
    Abstract: Methods and systems of detection of presence in and delivery to location are provided. A method detects a presence of a mobile device within a perimeter of a geographic region. The method searches a database to determine whether the first mobile device is associated with any existing account. Responsive to determining that the mobile device is associated with a first account, the method searches the database to determine whether there is any pending task associated with the first account. Responsive to determining that there is a pending task associated with the first account, the method transmits a first message indicating the detection of presence of the mobile device associated with the first account. The method determines that the mobile device is at least approximately at a first location of a plurality of predefined locations within the perimeter. The method transmits information associated with the first location to the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Jason D. Shaffer, Rachael Ulman, David J. Carr, Richard Ramsden, Timothy J. Burleson, Mark J. Valentine, Corey L. Peach, Kuleni Gebisa
  • Patent number: 10225289
    Abstract: A system comprising: mobile computing devices; an anonymization network; a server computing device coupled to each mobile computing device, and wherein each mobile computing device sends, using the anonymization network, a set of locations to the server computing device; wherein the server computing device: based at least in part on determining that a location is within a threshold distance of a location of a crime, generates a proximity indication; in response to receiving an indication of a remittance for the crime from at least one other user, stores an association between the remittance and the crime; in response to receiving descriptive data for the crime, sends the descriptive data to one other mobile computing device; performs an operation that provides the remittance to the user in response to receiving an indication from a mobile computing device that outputs a user interface with the descriptive data associated with the proximity indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventors: Arthur Oliver Tucker, IV, Christopher Delton Karlen
  • Patent number: 10215839
    Abstract: Embodiments herein disclose a pose detection device for a movable body and a location-based supplemental service providing system. The pose detection device includes a first polarization unit and a second polarization unit positioned to have transmission axis difference values different from each other, wherein the first polarization unit and the second polarization unit receiving light emitted from a polarized light source located beyond and apart from the first polarization unit and the second polarization unit. Further, the pose detection device includes a first illuminometer measures positioned below the first polarization unit and a second illuminometer positioned below the second polarization unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Polariant, Inc.
    Inventors: Hyouk Jang, Hyeon Gi Jeon, Youngjae Choi
  • Patent number: 10218798
    Abstract: In non-limiting examples, passive information is used to verify the location of a client computing device and to create segment categories for directed information using location-based services and/or applications. In aspects, passive information is received from a client computing device. The client computing device is detected as being located at a predicted venue using the passive information. It may be determined whether directed information associated with the predicted venue has been displayed at an earlier time on a predetermined portion of the client computing device. In response to determining directed information associated with the predicted venue has been displayed on the predetermined portion of the client computing device, a statistical model may be applied to calculate a confidence score that the client computing device is located at the predicted venue. When the confidence score meets a predetermined threshold, a directed information conversion record may be stored in a data store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: FOURSQUARE LABS, INC.
    Inventors: Simon Favreau-Lessard, Daniel Harrison, Adam Poswolsky, Jason Liszka, Robert Stewart
  • Patent number: 10218835
    Abstract: Techniques of category-based fence are described. A category-based fence can correspond to a group of signal sources instead of a point location fixed to latitude and longitude coordinates. The group of signal sources can represent a category of entities, e.g., a particular business chain. The signal sources can be distributed to multiple discrete locations. A category-based fence associated with the group, accordingly, can correspond to multiple locations instead of a single point location and a radius. Each signal source in the group can be associated with a category identifier unique to the group and uniform among signal sources in the group. The category identifier can be programmed into each signal source. A mobile device can enter the category-based fence by entering any of the discrete locations when the mobile device detects the signal identifier. The mobile device can then execute an application program associated with the category-based fence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lukas M. Marti, Shannon M. Ma
  • Patent number: 10212592
    Abstract: Systems and methods for keyword- and location-based user authentication are disclosed. An example method includes, detecting a user request by a first user to complete a gaming task; detecting a user acceptance by a second user to accept the gaming task; tracking a first plurality of locations of the first user; tracking a second plurality of locations of the second user; obtaining a first keyword through a first user device associated with the first user; obtaining a second keyword through a second user device associated with the second user; authenticating the first user in accordance with the second keyword and the first plurality of locations; authenticating the second user in accordance with the first keyword and the second plurality of locations; and deeming the gaming task completed in accordance with authenticating the first user and authenticating the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN ESSENTIALS TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Ang Li
  • Patent number: 10209766
    Abstract: A method of displaying a user interface on an electronic device is provided. The method includes displaying the user interface in a normal mode, determining whether or not the normal mode is converted into a low power mode, and if the normal mode is converted into the low power mode, displaying a first simplified user interface, which has at least some information identical to that of the user interface, and is configured by removing at least some information from an image displayed in the normal mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Minsu Han, Inpyo Kang, Eunbi Cho
  • Patent number: 10204317
    Abstract: To address post-booking and other issues, an application may be run on a user device, such as a mobile device, to provide improved, real-time travel organization and messaging. Some embodiments may also be configured to create, maintain, update, and delete a trip container to which trip content can be automatically or manually associated. In some instances, a user may be required to pay a fee to download the application and/or be required to pay a periodic subscription fee to facilitate ongoing functionality of the application. In addition to or instead of downloading the application, hardware (e.g., circuitry), firmware and/or other particular machine components can be configured to implement some or all aspects of the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Sabre GLBL Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas B. Cunningham, John Samuel, Robyn Grassanovits
  • Patent number: 10200810
    Abstract: A method for identifying a suggested application on a mobile device is disclosed. The method includes detecting an event, determining a first location of the mobile device, identifying that the first location is within a first location region of a plurality of predetermined location regions, and then measuring one or more sensor values at one or more times. The measured sensor values may then be used to create a first-data point. In response to identifying the first location region, a plurality of clusters of data points may be retrieved. A first cluster of the plurality of clusters corresponding to the first data point may then be identified. The method may further include identifying a set of one or more applications, and then providing a message to the user based on the identified set of one or more applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Brent M. Ledvina, Robert W. Mayor, Lukas M. Marti, David R. Stites, Jahshan A. Bhatti, Kevin Duffy
  • Patent number: 10187790
    Abstract: Privacy centric feature analysis. A secure set of multiple mapped features is selected and provided to a mobile device. Each mapped feature maps a sharable feature to a matching criterion for an item of protected information and no combination of mapped features for a secure set are unique to an individual item of protected information. Privacy compliance instructions enable the mobile device to select a mapped feature from a received set of mapped features by identifying an item of protected information available to the mobile device which corresponds to a matching criterion found in the received set of mapped features. The sharable feature of the selected mapped feature is identified and sent to a privacy compliant destination. Advantageously, the analysis system protects the privacy of the mobile device user because it does not require the mobile device to relay protected information for the selection of customized content or relevant advertisements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Quantcast Corporation
    Inventors: Konrad S. Feldman, Daniel Vogel Fernandez de Castro, Michael R. Blum
  • Patent number: 10182316
    Abstract: Methods and devices for detecting a change in a motion state of a user of a mobile device are provided. The method includes determining, based on one or more sensors of the mobile device, that the motion state of the user is a driving state, the driving state indicating that the user is inside a vehicle that is moving, monitoring, with the mobile device, the one or more sensors, determining that a new motion state is a non-driving state. The method further includes identifying a location where the user exited the vehicle using one or more of the measurements from the one or more sensors before the determining that the new motion state is the non-driving state, and identifying the location where the user exited the vehicle as corresponding to a parked location of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaoyuan Tu, Anil K. Kandangath
  • Patent number: 10176201
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, program products, and systems are disclosed for content organization and categorization. An apparatus includes a tag module that presents a plurality of graphical tags for a content element. The one or more graphical tags include information related to the content element. An apparatus includes an assignment module that associates one or more graphical tags with the content element in response to user input. An apparatus includes a grouping module that indexes one or more content elements based on the one or more graphical tags. Content elements that have the same graphical tag are grouped together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventor: Aaron Johnson
  • Patent number: 10168413
    Abstract: A near field communication (NFC) mobile device may obtain location information from a NFC terminal device that is communicating with the NFC mobile device. A data transfer link may be established between the NFC mobile device and a mobile telecommunication network. The mobile telecommunication network may prompt the NFC mobile device to obtain location information from the NFC terminal device. The mobile telecommunication network may then receive the location information from the NFC mobile device via the data transfer link, and may subsequently determine a location of the NFC mobile device using the location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Magesh Annamalai, Zhengyi Jin, Shreenivas M. Shirekar
  • Patent number: 10168178
    Abstract: The navigation device according to the present invention comprises a position information identifying unit for identifying at least one of a current moving speed and a position of the moving object, a safety level determining unit for determining safety level information about an output of content based on the at least one of the moving speed and the position of the moving object, a content receiving unit for receiving content via a network, and a control unit for controlling the output of the received content according to the safety level information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: SK PLANET CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jin Chul Shin
  • Patent number: 10169781
    Abstract: A method and system for generating information about portable device advertising is disclosed. Embodiments are directed to a mechanism for distinguishing advertisements accessed by, actual portable devices and/or emulated portable devices, where the distinguished advertisements may then be used to generate information about portable device advertising. The advertisements may be communicated via any advertising medium accessible to portable devices, systems emulating portable devices, etc. Additionally, access to the advertisements may be controlled by actual usage of devices, or alternatively, by simulated usage of the devices in accordance with determined simulation parameters. Actual device usage may also be gathered and accessed to configure and/or adjust the simulation parameters used in the simulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Tamara Gaffney, Kanishka Agarwal
  • Patent number: 10169822
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and/or a system of insurance rate optimization through driver behavior which includes a computer server of the driver monitoring environment to determine if a newly insured driver operating a private vehicle is adhering to a set of parameters set by an entity i.e. a driving school, an insurance provider and/or a family member of the newly insured driver. The system assigns a credit to the newly insured driver when it adheres to the set of parameters. The newly insured driver is monitored by the entity. A metadata is generated which includes a behavioral trait of the newly insured driver and an insurance rate is set through the insurance provider based on an adherence to the set of parameters set by the entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Spireon, Inc.
    Inventors: Brad Jarvis, Richard Frank Pearlman, Sean Michael Walsh, Daris Amon Schantz, Steven Gertz, Alec Michael Hale-Pletka
  • Patent number: 10171948
    Abstract: An electronic device includes an application processor and a sensor hub, where the application processor is arranged for executing applications running on a system of the electronic device, and the sensor hub is arranged for obtaining and processing sensed data from a plurality of sensors within the electronic device. In addition, the application processor further downloads location data from a remote device via a network module, and at least a portion of the downloaded location data is further stored in a storage unit of the sensor hub to be reused for positioning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Po-Yu Chen, Sheng-Po Kuo, Jen-Chieh Yang
  • Patent number: 10157518
    Abstract: A communication device presents a targeted message to a user associated with a communication device. The communication device includes a sensor configured to receive a first signal from a first beacon, and a computing device programmed to determine a plurality of first parameters associated with the communication device based on the first signal, and determine a message for presentation on the communication device based on at least one of the plurality of first parameters. The plurality of first parameters include a first zone associated with the communication device and a first state associated with the communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: VIDEO GAMING TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Ryan Christopher Johnson, Lawrence Acosta Hysler, III
  • Patent number: 10158547
    Abstract: In a procedure for determining distance (or angle) between a pair of electronic devices wirelessly connected to one another, a current session may be temporarily suspended on request and thereafter the current session may be resumed. Temporary suspension and resumption of the current session may, for example, eliminate starting a new session between the pair of electronic devices and repeating a determination of parameters that were initially agreed upon in the current session. Temporary suspension of a current session may be signaled wirelessly, by one electronic device to the other electronic device, for example, by setting a specific value in a specific field, to signal that the current session is to be paused now, in a frame or message transmitted from the pausing device to the to-be-paused device. The current session may be resumed without repeating determination of the initially-agreed upon parameters, by transmitting a frame to initiate measurement exchange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM incorporated
    Inventors: Carlos Horacio Aldana, Sandip HomChaudhuri, Santosh Kumar Vamaraju, Subash Marri Sridhar, Bernal Arroyo
  • Patent number: 10149649
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for identifying an exercise path, a method for searching for an exercise path, and a system thereof. The present disclosure can identify the forms of the exercise paths represented by exercise data and assign them with different codes. In addition, a user can search the exercise data that the user wants by using the codes, and then the exercise data can be applied onto the path on which the user desires to exercise for comparison of exercise performance. Therefore, interaction and fun in finding virtual exercise opponents can be promoted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventors: Kai-Li Wang, Nien-En Tung, Kai-Chun Wang
  • Patent number: 10154372
    Abstract: Systems and methods of adjusting computing device applications, such as smartphone applications, based on external beacon identifiers are described. Based on the identifier of the beacon detected by the smartphone, the smartphone application communicates with a backend server to receive location-specific information based on the identifier of the detected beacon. The location-specific information includes a location-specific user interface. In some arrangements, the location-specific user interface includes a designated user authentication level that varies from other location-specific user interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.
    Inventors: Dominik Vltavsky, Alicia Y. Moore, Susan Symons, Miranda C. Hill
  • Patent number: 10154374
    Abstract: There is disclosed herein a system and method for enabling proximity-based, peer-to-peer sharing of media in which a first device having a wireless communication surrounding the device detects other wireless devices within the region. Communication connections are formed between the wireless devices and a list of the connections is maintained. Without input from a user, media is shared between the individual devices on the connections list and between the individual devices on the connections list and a remote server. Devices not included in the list of connections are blocked from accessing the media. Access to the media is available for a pre-determined period of time, after which time access to the media is blocked for all devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Aircam Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Rifkin, Evan Rifkin, Steve Lackenby, Alex Pronin, David Hopkins
  • Patent number: 10148497
    Abstract: A technology is described for applying automation rules to network addressable devices according to a proximity to a beacon. An example method may include receiving a device identifier for a network addressable device. Receiving a beacon identifier for a beacon that may be within proximity of the network addressable device. An automation rule associated with the network addressable device and the beacon may then be obtained using the device identifier and the beacon identifier, and the automation rule may be applied to the network addressable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Kyle Michael Roche
  • Patent number: 10147321
    Abstract: A parking exchange application method and system for securing an available parking space on a street corner. A responding driver in a car temporarily occupies an available parking space and informs a central processing database of the address of the available parking space. A requesting driver searching for an available parking space in a location vicinity, transmits a request to the central processing database. The central processing database compiles a list of available parking spaces addresses, and the requesting driver selects one of the available parking spaces, and drives toward the selected available parking space. Upon arrival, the central processing database makes payments of a transfer fee to the requesting drive, in exchange for the selected available parking space, and a commission fee to the parking exchange application, from an authorized fee payment from the requesting drivers, and the requesting driver occupies the available parking space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventor: Omid B. Nakhjavani
  • Patent number: 10149267
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method executed by at least one processor includes receiving first historical location information identifying a first location area at which a first user was present at a first time and receiving second location information identifying a second location area at which a second user was present at a second time. The method includes determining that the first historical location information and the second location information each correspond to a particular location area and determining that a characteristic related to the first user corresponds to a preference related to the second user. In response to these determinations, the method includes causing information related to the first user to be presented to the second user. The information related to the first user includes the first location area of the first user relative to the second location area of the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Match Group, LLC
    Inventors: Robinne Burrell, Anna M. Schneider, Sharmistha Dubey, Shane Henderson, Deryl Dorsett
  • Patent number: 10149109
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes, by a first terminal device among a plurality of terminal devices in a vicinity of a user, receiving a frequency of coexistence from each of one or more second terminal devices among the plurality of terminal devices. The first terminal device and each of the second terminal devices each store a frequency of coexistence, wherein the frequency of coexistence shows a frequency that a terminal device which stores the frequency of coexistence and each of one or more other terminal devices coexisted in the vicinity at a predetermined location. The method further includes calculating a mean value of the frequencies of coexistence for each of the terminal devices which are not currently in the vicinity of the user, and, if the mean value is equal to or larger than a predetermined threshold, concluding that a terminal device is not in the vicinity of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke Nishitani, Masaki Saitoh, Asuka Unno
  • Patent number: 10147426
    Abstract: A computer implemented method, device and computer program device are provided that are under the control of one or more processors having instructions. The method, device, and system obtain audio content based on a user request, identify a priority attribute associated with the user request, and identify a plurality of audio output circuits. The method, device, and system select at least one of the audio output circuits based on the priority attribute and communicate the audio content to the at least one of the audio output circuits selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: John Carl Mese, Russell Speight VanBlon, Nathan J. Peterson
  • Patent number: 10149132
    Abstract: An autonomous vehicle may provide bidirectional communication with mobile terminals of pedestrians. The autonomous vehicle may include a short range communication module for providing a communication interface, and a controller for, when a specific driving condition occurs, activating wireless communication through the short range communication module, periodically broadcasting a beacon signal including vehicle location and speed information, and calculating a danger level for each pedestrian based on pedestrian information included in a response signal corresponding to the beacon signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Yeongoo Kim, Yangdoo Park
  • Patent number: 10142837
    Abstract: Mobile device for communicating arrival information at a waypoint, communicating that information to a server, receiving a set of tasks (statically assigned or dynamically assigned) for the user (for example, from the server or from another user), displaying the set of tasks to the user, receiving a completion response (successful or unsuccessful) from the user, and proceeding to the next waypoint along a route/trip plan. A coordination server facilitates communication of a list of tasks assigned to a user to be performed at a specified location. Using the user's iris image for authenticating the user of a mobile device makes mobile task assignment, and other mobile activities more secure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventors: Madhavi Jayanthi, Bindu Rama Rao
  • Patent number: 10142396
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions with and between computers in content searching, generating, hosting and/or providing systems supported by or configured with personal computing devices, servers and/or platforms. The systems interact to identify and retrieve data within or across platforms, which can be used to improve the quality of data used in processing interactions between or among processors in such systems. The disclosed systems and methods automatically determine media content to communicate to a user based on the user's location. The disclosed systems and methods enable novel media content distribution to a user based on 1) the location of the user (i.e., physical location or geo-location), 2) other users' classified relationships to the location; and 3) user generated media content by the classified other users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventors: Lyndon Kennedy, Vikas Kumar, David Ayman Shamma
  • Patent number: 10142213
    Abstract: Techniques for providing event driven notifications are disclosed. In one particular exemplary embodiment, the techniques may be realized as a method for providing event driven notifications comprising monitoring an electronic media feed for an event associated with a specified criteria, identifying, using at least one computer processor, a plurality of events in the electronic media feed, filtering the plurality of events, identifying an event of the plurality of events matching a specified location, and providing a notification associated with the identified event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: SYMANTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Hart, Darren Shou
  • Patent number: 10133318
    Abstract: PDAs can be used to provide their users with various functions. One such function is the ability to contact other users who are stored in the PDA as contacts, for example by telephone of text message. The decision as to whether or not a particular user should be contacted may be influenced by the location of that user. For example, if a contact is nearby, then it may be more likely that the user of the PDA would want to contact them. The present embodiments provide a PDA on which the location of one or more contacts can be displayed. Furthermore, the location of a particular contact can be shown on a map on the screen of the PDA simply by tilting the PDA through a predetermined angle about a horizontal axis. Thus, the map can be displayed in an intuitive and straightforward manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Vladimir Khokhlov
  • Patent number: 10136260
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are, among other things, systems and methods for providing location-based digital stories to a user of processing a device system, such as a mobile device. In some embodiments, a user profile associated with the user and data indicating a plurality of location-specific digital stories related to a common theme at a plurality of locations may be stored. A processing device system may be configured to determine a current location of the mobile device and to provide a first or second digital story to the mobile device based on an analysis of the stored user profile and the current location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventors: Kenneth A Parulski, Brian J O'Keefe, Leslie G Moore
  • Patent number: 10134063
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing, generating, and reporting real estate data from a plurality of source databases that are distributed over a computer network are disclosed and described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Market Data Service LLC
    Inventors: Gilbert Allan Thomas, Scott Hintze, Daniel Stamey
  • Patent number: 10135935
    Abstract: An Interactive Tracking Virtual World (ITVW) system, may be utilized with other systems accessible through the Internet and/or a communications network. The ITVW system may be operable as an online game and/or to provide a virtual environment. ITVW system users (i.e., ITVW users) may be individuals or groups, such as parents and/or their children, which utilize the ITVW system for tracking an identity within the ITVW system. The ITVW system may also include ITVW system participants (i.e., ITVW participants), such as commercial business establishments, individuals and/or other entities associated with the ITVW system. The ITVW system collects an ITVW user's location information and location history.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventor: Kristan Lisa Hamill
  • Patent number: 10136251
    Abstract: Architecture that enables geofence combinations and compositions where multiple correlated geofences are generated for an entity such as a point of interest. The geofences can have varying radii relative to a specific entity and represent distinct areas or aspects of the entity. The geofences can relate to correspondingly different categories to which the entity can belong. The geofences can be of differing shapes than circular, such as polygons (e.g., rectangles, squares, etc.). Moreover, these differently shaped geofences can be applied to a single entity. Each geofence of a geofence set associated with an entity can be assigned to represent different parts of an entity such as a part a shopping mall. Geofence composition is obtained by combining multiple primitive geofences to compose more complex geofence(s) for an entity and for embedding the relationship of the primitive geofences into such compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Namita Parab, Emmanouil Koukoumidis, Norm Bryar
  • Patent number: 10135776
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of cross-social network communication. The method may include determining a plurality of recipients of a social networking service interaction, determining a plurality of target social networking services based upon the plurality of recipients of the social networking service interaction, and a plurality of authentication information associated with the plurality of social networking services. The method may include constructing an application programming interface call for each of the plurality of target social networking services, the application programming interface call associated with the social networking service interaction, the application programming interface call specifying one or more of the plurality of recipients that is to receive the interaction, the one or more of the plurality of recipients being members of the particular target social networking service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Brown, Henry Joseph Sommer
  • Patent number: 10127595
    Abstract: Item-level information of a particular item may be processed to categorize the particular item. In some instances, the particular item may be ranked across multiple merchants that are offering the particular item for acquisition. The ranking may be based on the item-level information that relates to an attribute of the particular item for the individual merchants. For example, the item-level information may include a cost of the particular item at a merchant, a rating of the particular item for a merchant, a number of calories of the particular item for a merchant, and so on. Information regarding the ranking may be displayed or otherwise output to enable the user to identify and order the particular item from a merchant that satisfies the user's needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: SQUARE, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Hipschman, James F. Butts, III, Zachary Brock, Abhay Raj Kumar, Matthew O'Connor
  • Patent number: 10127786
    Abstract: A miniature Security Control Device is described for coupling a baby monitor and internet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventor: Hon Ming Michael Lee
  • Patent number: 10117085
    Abstract: A technique for deploying proximity beacons involves coupling proximity beacon transmitters and/or hubs to an enterprise network device. The coupling can be by way of physically connecting communication interfaces of the network device and the proximity beacon transmitter or hub. In some implementations, the communication interface can be implemented as a USB interface. In some implementations, the communication interface can be embedded within the network device, such that the communication interface can provide the physical connection in the form of an embedded or internal connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Aerohive Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Changming Liu, Chris Scheers, Jingsong Fu, Haofeng Kou, Arun K. Goel, Matthew Stuart Gast
  • Patent number: 10115392
    Abstract: A method for adjusting a voice recognition system and a voice recognition system is disclosed, wherein the voice recognition system comprises a speaker and a microphone, and wherein the method comprises the steps of: memorizing an audio frequency signal, playing back the audio frequency signal by means of the speaker, generating a detection signal by detecting the audio frequency signal by means of the microphone, and adjusting parameters of the voice recognition system dependent on the detection signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: VISTEON GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Sims, Brian L. Douthitt, David J. Hughes, Mark Zeinstra, Ted W. Ringold, Douglas W. Klamer, Todd Witters, Elisabet A. Anderson
  • Patent number: 10114418
    Abstract: A method and a device for providing a user interface (UI) in an electronic device are provided. The electronic device includes a display that displays a UI corresponding to an operation state of the display, and a processor electrically connected with the display, wherein the processor is configured to determine the operation state of the display, display a first UI based on a first object according to a basic arrangement when the operation state is a first state, display a second UI based on the first object and a second object associated with the first object according to an expanded arrangement when the operation state is a second state, and display the second object in an area adjacent to the first object, corresponding to the expanded arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jungwoo Shin, Joonhwan Kim, Jeong-Won Ko, Munhwi Kim, Hye-Jin Kim, Kyung-Wook Ro, Myoung-Soo Park
  • Patent number: 10116613
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for interacting with a social media networking system. Information related to occurrence of an event impacting travel may be received from a travel data source at one or more computers. In response to receiving the information related to the event, the one or more computers trigger a request to the social media networking system to return one or more first posts related to the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: AMADEUS S.A.S.
    Inventors: Alfredo Fernandez Acuna, Vincent Domurado, Adrien Bardon
  • Patent number: 10108748
    Abstract: Crowd-sourced localized application usage data is collected from mobile devices at a usage location and sent to a network-based service. The network-based service analyzes the data to determine a single most relevant application correlated to the usage location. Once the most relevant application is determined, a recommendation for the application is sent to client devices operating at the usage location. In some implementations the data is processed to determine whether the usage location is a chained venue, a large venue or an event. Once the usage location has been determined, the most relevant application can be selected for recommendation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lukas M. Marti, Zehua Zhou, Jeffrey Michael Bartunek, Weili Shao, Liviu Teodor Popescu, Lili Cao, Ronald K. Huang