Position Based Personal Service Patents (Class 455/456.3)
  • Patent number: 11368830
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a controller configured to acquire information relating to a current position of a terminal from the terminal, transmit first content data to the terminal when the current position of the terminal is within a communication range of first wireless communication, and transmit second content data, which has a data size transmittable within a predetermined time even though second wireless communication having a speed lower than the first wireless communication, transfers information with the same effect as a content of the first content data, and is different in transfer method of the content from the first content data, to the terminal when the current position of the terminal is outside the communication range of the first wireless communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akira Sasaki, Jun Hioki, Kazuki Matsumoto, Fumio Wada
  • Patent number: 11363131
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wireless set, beacon apparatus, method and a computer program product for preventing the use of means that can generate harmful interference in a “prohibition area”. A beacon broadcasts a state signal, specifying prohibition or permission to use potentially harmful means, while its transmission range delimits the prohibition area in which the prohibition applies. A beacon receiver, included in the wireless set which also includes potentially harmful means, is active only in a beacon location area, including at least a fraction of a prohibition area. The beacon location areas are defined and stored in a digital memory of the wireless set. According to the received state signal, the potentially harmful means are induced to a deactivation state or to a regular operation state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Saronikos Trading and Services, Unipessoal LDA
    Inventor: Robert James
  • Patent number: 11362695
    Abstract: Method for communication between a portable device comprising a touch-sensitive surface and a peripheral device selected from among at least one peripheral device, comprising the steps of: determining a current position and a current orientation of the portable device; determining a direction of a selection slide on the touch sensitive surface of the portable device, carried out by an individual's finger or by any object; defining, from among the at least one peripheral device, the selected peripheral device whose position corresponds to the direction of the selection slide; starting a communication between the portable device and the selected peripheral device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: SAGEMCOM BROADBAND SAS
    Inventor: Farid Benamrouche
  • Patent number: 11356775
    Abstract: A system and method for processing and enhancing utility of a sound mask noise signal, including generating, by a signal processor, the sound mask noise signal by modulating a noise signal with embedded additional information, outputting, by a plurality of audio speakers, sound signals comprising the sound mask noise signal with the embedded additional information, and receiving, by one or more microphones, the outputted sound signals comprising the sound mask noise signal, wherein an impulse response between each audio speaker and each microphone is measured in real time based on the embedded additional information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Inventor: Grant Howard McGibney
  • Patent number: 11348371
    Abstract: A person detection system of the present invention includes: a person extraction unit that extracts person information from image information; a group determination unit that extracts behavior information from the image information and determines a group; a first person identification unit that identifies a first person from the image information, based on the person information and the behavior information; a second person identification unit that identifies a second person belonging to a same group as the first person from the image information, based on the person information of a person identified as the first person and the group information; and a position identification unit that identifies a position of the first person and a position of the second person, based on position information of the security cameras used for taking the image information based on which the first person and the second person have been identified, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryuta Niino
  • Patent number: 11347220
    Abstract: One variation of a method for autonomously navigating along a crosswalk includes: at a first time, navigating autonomously along a sidewalk toward a crosswalk coinciding with a navigation route assigned to the autonomous vehicle; recording optical data of a scene proximal the autonomous vehicle via an optical sensor integrated into the autonomous vehicle; aligning an anteroposterior axis of the autonomous vehicle to the crosswalk detected in the optical data; identifying a pedestrian proximal the crosswalk in the optical data; in response to the pedestrian entering the crosswalk at a second time succeeding the first time, predicting right of way of the autonomous vehicle to enter the crosswalk; and, in response to predicting right of the autonomous vehicle to enter the crosswalk, autonomously navigating from the sidewalk into the crosswalk and autonomously navigating along the crosswalk to an opposing sidewalk according to the navigation route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Uriah Baalke, Stav Braun, Sonia Jin
  • Patent number: 11343636
    Abstract: A system, a method and a computer program product are provided to determine population distribution of users associated with one or more buildings in a geographic region, using a machine learning model. The system may include at least one memory configured to store computer executable instructions and at least one processor configured to execute the computer executable instructions to obtain mobility features associated with the one or more buildings in the geographic region. The processor may be configured to determine using a trained machine learning model, one or more transport modes for the one or more buildings, based on the mobility features. The processor may be further configured to determine, using the trained machine learning model, the population distribution of the users associated with the one or more buildings in the geographic region at a fixed epoch based on the determined one or more transport modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Ron Begleiter, Ofri Rom
  • Patent number: 11343752
    Abstract: This first communication apparatus is provided with: a first communication unit which, after establishing a link necessary for first near field communication with a communication counterpart existing within a first communication available range, performs the first near field communication with the link-established communication counterpart; and a second communication unit which performs second near field communication with a communication counterpart existing within a second communication available range that is narrower than the first communication available range. In a case where detecting that a portable storage medium with which the second near field communication is available enters the second communication available range, the first communication apparatus transmits, through the first communication unit, detection information which indicates that the portable storage medium enters the second communication available range to a link-established second communication apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Rakuten Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Shinohara, Yoshiro Matsuda
  • Patent number: 11334921
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a message comprising status data from a second computing device, determining that a geographic area is a hotspot based at least on the status data, where mobile users in a hotspot have a high probability of accessing an application on their mobile computing devices, and sending an indication that the geographic area is a hotspot to a third-party computing device, where the indication is used by the third-party computing device to determine a value for delivery of content to computing devices associated with the geographic area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Meta Platforms, Inc.
    Inventor: Artur Duque de Souza
  • Patent number: 11337158
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method for preserving battery power in a tracking device including a communication module and a location determination unit, includes, when the tracking device is configured to operate in a first mode, enabling, by the tracking device, the communication module and the location determination unit. The method includes determining, by the tracking device, a location of the tracking device based on location information received from the location determination unit. The method includes transmitting, by the tracking device, the determined location of the tracking device via the communication module to a tracking system configured to inform a user associated with the tracking device of the determined location. The method includes in response to determining that a location status of the tracking device has changed, configuring the tracking device to operate in a second mode and disable the communication module and the location determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Tile, Inc.
    Inventor: Guilherme de Barros Chapiewski
  • Patent number: 11336810
    Abstract: A moving object includes: a holder configured to hold a mobile terminal provided with an image pick-up unit; and a controller comprising at least one processor configured to execute enabling the moving object to be used in cases where user authentication is succeeded by carrying out user authentication between the mobile terminal and the controller, instructing the mobile terminal to pick up an image in a repeated manner by using the image pick-up unit during use of the moving object, and transmitting the image obtained from the mobile terminal to an external server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroyasu Hadano, Yusuke Kaneko, Jun Goto, Hiroko Tsujimura, Miho Otsuka, Hideo Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 11334893
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to cash handling devices that provide intelligent monitoring and management of cash cycles. A cash handling device having at least one processor, a communication interface, and memory may receive, from a mobile device, a request to process a pre-staged transaction. Subsequently, the cash handling device may generate and present a graphical identifier based on the mobile device requesting access to the cash handling device. Next, the cash handling device may verify that the mobile device is authorized to perform the pre-staged transaction based on the graphical identifier being scanned by the mobile device and cause a connection to be established between the cash handling device and the mobile device. Thereafter, the cash handling device may identify and process the pre-staged transaction associated with the mobile device. Then, the cash handling device may generate a notification indicating completed processing of the identified pre-staged transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Martin Mattison, Sr., Matthew E. Williams, Carl Parziale, Pavan Singaraju, Anne Price, David Smiddy, Brandon Kozlowski, Jennifer Raley
  • Patent number: 11325004
    Abstract: The present disclosure relate to a method for setting a difficulty level of training contents and an electronic device implementing the same. A method for setting a difficulty level of training according to various embodiments of the present disclosure includes: checking a first reference value, which is a preset difficulty level for a first session, if the user wants to perform a training motion of the first session; providing the user with training contents corresponding to the checked first reference value during the first session; collecting the user's training details of the training performed during the first session; setting an increased difficulty level based on a second reference value, which is a preset difficulty level for a second session and the user's training details collected during the first session, if the user wants to perform a motion of the second session; and providing the user with training contents corresponding to the set increased difficulty level during the second session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: NEOFECT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyo Seok Yi, Hyun Soo Kim, Ho Yeong Song
  • Patent number: 11330336
    Abstract: A technology for presenting content enables a receipt of a request over a network for a content from a computer, a determination of a characteristic of the computer and a location of the computer based at least in part on the request, a match of the characteristic and the location against a rule, a selection of a player based at least in part on the match, and a facilitation of a stream of the content via the player over the network to the computer based at least in part on the selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Zype Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Laczynski, Chris Bassolino, Brian Dorry
  • Patent number: 11314209
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for detecting a driving action that mitigates risk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: NETRADYNE, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Campos, . Anubhav, Venkata Sreekanta Reddy Annapureddy, Vikram Gupta, Hisham Rahman, Sneha Aenugu, Priyam Bakliwal, Alexander Thomas, Adam David Kahn, David Jonathan Julian, Sandeep Pandya, Avneesh Agrawal
  • Patent number: 11310307
    Abstract: Systems and methods involving processing and/or mirroring data in real time involving one or more mobile devices and a plurality of NFC-connected interactive posters are disclosed. In one embodiment, an exemplary computer-implemented method may comprise: connecting a user mobile computing device to a server as well as coupling the device to a plurality of interactive posters via NFC; receiving user selections made on the interactive posters; processing content data related to the posters based on the user selections and/or other information; generating a GUI comprising interactive simulations corresponding to respective posters and/or statistics related to selections made on the posters; tracking, in real time, a specific experience of a user interacting with the posters; and transmitting, in real-time, data regarding the specific experience to the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Amanda Harrington Legge, Sunil Shah, Apurva Shah
  • Patent number: 11310359
    Abstract: A data processing system that, in one embodiment, uses smart reminders to allow a user to decline an incoming phone or messaging call and to cause the system to set a smart reminder about the call. In one embodiment, the system can use the system's current state or context (e.g. the system is in a car or is playing a movie) to determine the type of reminder options to present to the user and to determine when to trigger the reminder based on the reminder option that is selected by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Santamaria, Marcel van Os, Donald W. Pitschel, Elizabeth C. Cranfill, Jeremy Brown
  • Patent number: 11303597
    Abstract: A system and method for a Community Networking System (CNS). A Community Networking System (CNS) is an online and/or mobile platform for sending messages from Government agencies, Organizations or Businesses (GOB) to people in a community. The CNS includes one or more community hubs that can receive messages related to one or more communities. The CNS is configured to enable registered and/or authorized business users or government users acting as senders to send messages to one or more community hubs. Preferably, a sender electronically communicates with CNS via a CNS website and/or application. The sender selects or chooses one or more intended community hubs that the sender desires to send a message to and provides the message. The sender further requests CNS (for example by clicking on “send” button) to send the message to the one or more intended community hubs. The CNS receives the request and/or the message and calculates the intended recipients of the one or more intended communities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventor: Nader Asghari Kamrani
  • Patent number: 11304026
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses may provide for the auto-determination of collective commonalities among users located within an environment. Once determined, a number of features may be further described for management of interactions within the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Koch, Nikhil Marathe, James Pratt, Ari Craine, Eric Zavesky, Timothy Innes, Nigel Bradley
  • Patent number: 11294980
    Abstract: There are provided systems and method for a web address determination based on a geo-position of a user. A user may utilize a communication device at a location of an entity to be redirected to an online contact address of the entity. A server may receive a request from the communication device including a request for an online contact address for an entity at the location of the user. The server may then access the location of the user by either receiving the location of the user from the communication device or determining the location of the user by the server. Once the location of the user is accessed, the server may determine the online contact address for the entity at the location of the user. The online contact address may be transmitted to the user for display by the communication device, including display of a website for the entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventor: Sathish Vaidyanathan
  • Patent number: 11295316
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide methods, apparatus, systems, computing devices, computing entities, and/or the like for verifying the identity of a data subject. In one embodiment, a method is provided comprising: receiving, via a browser, a consumer rights request for a data subject for performing an action with regard to personal data associated with the data subject; detecting a state of the browser indicating a location; identifying a law based on the location; determining a level of identity verification required based on the law; generating, based on the level, a GUI by configuring a first prompt on the GUI configured for receiving input for a first type of identity verification; transmitting an instruction to present the GUI; receiving the input for the first type of identity verification; verifying the identity of the data subject based on the input; and responsive to verifying the identity, causing performance of the action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: OneTrust, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Blake Brannon, Steven W. Finch, Prashanth Sharma, Jeremy Turk, Priya Malhotra, Kevin Jones, Himanshu Arora, Mahashankar Sarangapani, Atul Gupta
  • Patent number: 11294936
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for identifying the habitual places of a user, the habitual places of a user being the places where the user spends most of his/her time. In some embodiments, historical location information of a user is accessed, and a plurality of visit points are identified based on the historical location information. The plurality of visit points is clustered into a plurality of clusters. Each one of the clusters is then associated with a habitual place of the user. When the server receives, from a client device associated with the user, current location information of the user, the server identifies a current location of the user based on the current location information, and, if the current location of the user is in a neighborhood of one of the clusters, determine that the user is at the habitual place associated with the cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventor: Xabier Jaureguiberry
  • Patent number: 11295536
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor. The processor is configured to set in three-dimensional space in which plural users are present, an intersection area that is an area in which fields of view of the plural users intersect as a shared area that is an area to be shared by the plural users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Atsushi Maruyama
  • Patent number: 11282123
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for providing media recommendation to a user based on analyzing a blockchain ledger. A user interest score that represents interest of the user in media assets associated with a first keyword is stored. A blockchain ledger is accessed. The blockchain ledger includes multiple blocks, each block identifying: (1) a media asset; (2) a seller user; and (3) buyer user. A blockchain ledger is searched to find a block that: (1) identifies a first media asset that comprises metadata which includes the first keyword; and (2) identifies the user as the seller. The user interest score is then reduced based on such a block being found. A media asset recommendation is then provided to the user based on the user interest score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Dietz, Jared Grove, Evangeline Castaneda, Brandon Conley
  • Patent number: 11283901
    Abstract: A server that includes circuitry and memory is provided. The memory stores a neural network model trained based on first device-usage information and a first set of configuration values for a first plurality of settings, associated with at least one first electronic device. The circuitry receives second capability information of a second electronic device from the second electronic device and compares the second capability information with first capability information of the at least one first electronic device. The circuitry further determines a second set of configuration values for a second plurality of settings of the first plurality of settings based on the comparison of the second capability information with the first capability information. Further, the circuitry transmits the second set of configuration values for the second plurality of settings and the corresponding first device-usage information to the second electronic device for configuration of the second electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jenke Wu Kuo
  • Patent number: 11282482
    Abstract: A display system comprising a communication device and an information processing terminal operable to communicate with the communication device. An acquiring unit, based on information related to an angle between the information processing terminal and the communication device, which is obtained from advertising information communicated between the information processing terminal and the communication device on a floor, acquires information indicating a relative position between the information processing terminal and the communication device. A display control unit causes a display unit of the information processing terminal to display a spatial map. The display control unit, based on the information indicating the relative position acquired by the acquiring unit, causes a position of the information processing terminal to be displayed on the spatial map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masaki Yano
  • Patent number: 11277811
    Abstract: Present invention relates to network communication devices and to user communication devices arranged to support a determination of a position of a user communication device in a communication network. Particularly said devices support a position determination, in which many (more than one) surrounding user communication devices are utilized for obtaining accurate positioning. Further, present invention relates to corresponding methods, computer program products and computer-readable recording media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Anders Berggren, Basuki Priyanto
  • Patent number: 11268821
    Abstract: Systems and methods for coordinating point of interest pickups in a transportation service are provided. In example embodiments, the system detects a location of a device of a user. Responsive to detecting the location of the device of the user, the system automatically determines one or more potential pickup points based on the detected location. A pickup point user interface (UI) that displays one or more potential pickup points based on the detected location is presented on the device of the user without displaying a map. The system receives confirmation of a pickup point from the one or more potential pickup points and receives an indication of a destination. The system then establishes the transportation service based on the confirmed pickup point and the destination. The system can provide user interfaces that display progress of a driver to the pickup point and progress to the destination without displaying a map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Srikanth Jalasutram, Anurag Arora, Needa Jamil, Sidharth Raja
  • Patent number: 11272229
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing an output manifest are disclosed. According to at least one embodiment, a method of providing an output manifest representing a video channel includes: receiving, from a channel requester, a request for the output manifest; receiving input manifests including first and second input manifests; and creating the output manifest in response to receiving the request. Creating the output manifest includes: selecting at least one segment of the first input manifest, the at least one first input manifest segment bordered by a first marker; selecting at least one segment of the second input manifest, the at least one second input manifest segment bordered by a second marker common to the first marker; and creating the output manifest to include the at least one first input manifest segment followed by the at least one second input manifest segment. The output manifest is provided to the channel requester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: NBCUNIVERSAL MEDIA, LLC
    Inventors: James Fining, Caleb Simmeth
  • Patent number: 11259340
    Abstract: It is disclosed a method and system for managing a home gateway with mobile connectivity to a WAN, wherein a management server activates the home gateway only if its current position matches a location to which use of the home gateway shall be bound as selected by the user. In order to select such location, a client application executed by the personal mobile device of the user requests the user to place the personal mobile device next to the home gateway and detect its own current position. The client application then requests the user to confirm that the detected current position of the personal mobile device is the location to which use of the home gateway shall be bound. The detected current position of the personal mobile device is then sent to the management server, which uses it to determine whether the home gateway may be activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Inventors: Maurizio Marcelli, Fabio Ricciato
  • Patent number: 11257117
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes systems and methods for providing enhanced location analysis and consumer insights using mobile sightings data. An approximate geographic location is useful to mobile service providers and advertisers who wish to provide targeted content to consumers based on their location. The location analysis described herein provides more depth and detail about the detected geographic location of the consumer and also insights into business locations visited by the user of the device, consumer/market segments and patterns of behavior (for an individual consumer and/or for aggregated group of consumers), retail trends and patterns, and other profile information. For example, a location profile analytics system as described herein can determine a probability that an approximate geographic location actually corresponds to a specific geographic location, such as a business location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Experian Information Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Tsang, Andrew John Hickman, Honghao Shan, Yaqi Tao, Gregor Bonin, Shanji Xiong, Lingyun Zhang
  • Patent number: 11250373
    Abstract: A notification protocol of a package computing device can be initiated to assist a courier locate a package within a delivery vehicle that is for delivery at a delivery location. The package computing device can be removably attached to a package. A delivery computing device can receive an identifier associated with the package computing device from a remote computing system and determine a current location of the delivery computing device. Based on the current location being within a threshold distance of the delivery location, the delivery computing device can broadcast the identifier to cause the package computing device to initiate the notification protocol. Then, based on the notification protocol, the courier can locate the package within the delivery vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Aaron Condron
  • Patent number: 11252251
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a cache data obtaining method. After detecting a first request message specific to a target data server, a data request device determines, based on a pre-received local cache device list sent by a base station, a target local cache device used to cache service data of the target data server. Subsequently, the data request device establishes a network connection to the target local cache device, and sends a service data request specific to the target data server to the target local cache device by using the network connection. With data of the target data server cached to a local cache device on a base station side, the data request device can directly request the target service data from the target local cache device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Min Xu, Lingli Pang, Xiaoxiao Zheng
  • Patent number: 11245543
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for identifying an abnormal usage of an electronic device are provided. A usage behavior of the electronic device may be monitored. Usage information associated with the usage behavior may be obtained. The usage information may be provided to a personal usage model established for a user of the electronic device. An abnormal usage of the electronic device may be determined based at least on the usage information through the personal usage model. A notification of the abnormal usage may be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Zhiwei Fan, Albert Thambiratnam
  • Patent number: 11244376
    Abstract: A special programs computer, which executes the program on a non-transitory computer readable medium, stores one or more programs and the graphical user interface on a computing device with a touch screen display, a memory, at least one camera configured to input information about an item and one or more processors to execute one or more programs stored in the memory. The touch screen device is operatively connected to one or more database servers via a wired or wireless network. Unlike traditional registries, the special programs computer systems herein allow for sharing individual selected items (at the item level) off a list with one or more selected individuals and also prevents the gift receiver from being notified that the gifted item has been purchased for them until after a later date while simultaneously preventing display of the item to other users after its purchase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Giftzapz, LLC
    Inventor: Todd A. Van Thomme
  • Patent number: 11244355
    Abstract: Systems and methods for using wireless beacons in point of purchase (“POP”) displays to facilitate the delivery of consumer oriented content to mobile devices is disclosed. Wireless beacons may be used to broadcast wireless signals from POP displays, where the wireless signals include data packets with unique identifiers for the wireless beacons. The wireless signals may be received by mobile devices. A remote server may communicate with the mobile device and provide the mobile device with up-to-date content associated with the POP displays. A geographic location of the mobile device may be assessed and used to determine if the mobile device is at an acceptable location for displaying the up-to-date content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING, LLC
    Inventors: Charles Walden, Kevin Stambaugh
  • Patent number: 11240631
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of distributing location-based message contents over a messaging system comprises, for each message of a set of messages, obtaining a message content, defining for the message a multiplicity of message locations, and adding the message content and the defined locations to a message distribution database or set of linked databases that is or are searchable by location. The method further comprises receiving from a consumer device a consumer update request including a location of the consumer device or a consumer defined location, searching the database using the consumer device location or consumer defined location to identify, for each of one or more of said messages, a single message location that is within a first predefined range of the consumer device location or consumer defined location and/or that is closest to the consumer location or consumer defined location, and sending the identified message location(s) to the consumer device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: RHIZOMENET PTY. LTD.
    Inventor: Yue Wang
  • Patent number: 11240366
    Abstract: Systems and methods may be used for providing a location of a device during an emergency communication. These systems and methods may include operations (e.g., performed by a processor), including detecting that an emergency service call has been started at the device, and initiating a digital assistant in response to detecting that the emergency service call has been started. The systems and methods may include operations including parsing audio during the emergency service call to determine a request for location information, and providing audio, by the digital assistant during the emergency service call, indicating a location based on location information determined at the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Amer Aref Hassan, Gareth L. E. Bridges, Frank Bruce Shearar
  • Patent number: 11240626
    Abstract: A system includes a processor configured to determine that a boundary parameter associated with an automatic action has been met. The processor is also configured to determine that one or more secondary vehicle-related predefined conditions pre-associated with the action have been met, responsive to determining that the boundary parameter has been met. The processor is additionally configured to instruct the automatic action responsive to the secondary vehicle-related predefined conditions being met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: James Dragescu
  • Patent number: 11240630
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for managing location-based service zones that are active during limited time periods. A notification of a trigger event relating to a location-based time zone can be received. The time the notification is received can be compared to time window that the location-based service zone is active. A notification of the trigger event is sent to a respective provider associated with the location-based service zone when the location-based service zone is active.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Sergey Parshin, Jon Robert Ducrou, Ryan Hapgood, Qiwei Liu, Raymond Smith, James Michael Sutula, Benjamin Winters
  • Patent number: 11238460
    Abstract: A method for recording chargebacks in blockchain transactions includes: storing a blockchain comprised of a plurality of blocks, each block being comprised of a block header and data values, where each data value includes a unique transaction identifier and data corresponding to a processed payment transaction; receiving a chargeback request including a specific transaction identifier corresponding to a unique transaction identifier included in a data value in the blockchain; generating a first transaction data value comprising the specific transaction identifier, a first new unique transaction identifier, and data indicating that a chargeback is requested for the corresponding payment transaction; transmitting the first transaction data value to a blockchain node; generating a second transaction data value comprising the specific transaction identifier, a second new unique transaction identifier, and data indicating a resolution for the chargeback for the corresponding payment transaction; and transmitting t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Dennis Michael Kennedy, Michael L. Grazio
  • Patent number: 11224090
    Abstract: The application provides a data processing method and a related device. The method includes that: a first access network device transmits a paging message; the first access network device receives a first response message fed back by User Equipment (UE) to the paging message; and the first access network device determines to release the UE. With adoption of the embodiments of the application, a network-side device may determine whether to release the UE or not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Jianhua Liu, Ning Yang
  • Patent number: 11223591
    Abstract: Described are techniques for modifying a shareable location in shared posts. The techniques including a method comprising inputting a social networking post received from a user device to a location precision model executing as an application on the user device, and where the social networking post is associated with a first time and a shareable location. The method further comprises outputting, by the location precision model, a modified shareable location. The method further comprises transmitting the social networking post to a social networking system with a modified shareable location, wherein the modified shareable location is a generalized version of the shareable location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Scott E. Schneider, Christopher J. Hardee, Shikhar Kwatra, Steven Joroff
  • Patent number: 11218842
    Abstract: A method for providing a service based on a user scenario, a terminal device, and a system. The terminal device perceives the user scenario with low power consumption, and a cloud-side service open platform determines a corresponding scenario package based on the user scenario, where the scenario package includes a plurality of pre-orchestrated services for the user scenario. The service open platform pushes data related to the determined scenario package to the terminal device, and the terminal device displays entry interfaces of the plurality of services, and provides a corresponding service based on an operation performed by a user on the entry interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuan Ding, Zhenyu Liu, Donghao Zhang
  • Patent number: 11218838
    Abstract: A map-based graphical user interface (GUI) for a social media platform provides a map window that displays an interactive map that is movable within the map window responsive to user input. User icons for respective friend users of a user associated with a client device on which the map-based GUI is generated are displayed in the map window at respective locations on the interactive map. A predefined portion of the map window defines a focus area. Context information for respective friend users are automatically surface for those friend icons located within the focus area, while such context information are automatically omitted or de-surfaced for those friend icons outside of the focus area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Newar Husam Al Majid, Laurent Desserrey, Donald Giovannini, Daniel Rakhamimov
  • Patent number: 11216493
    Abstract: A system (1) for automatically generating geographic specific data. System (1) includes a first database (5) for storing a first set of records, wherein each record includes location data, content data and timestamp data. A second database (15) stores a second set of data records, wherein each record includes location data, content data and timestamp data. A third database (25) stores a third set of records, wherein each record is indicative of a respective geographic location. A communications interface (31) receives unstructured data (32) from data sources (33) and structured data (34) from data sources (35). System (1) includes a computing platform (50) which is responsive to the unstructured data (32) for selectively updating the first set of records, responsive to the structured data (34) for selectively updating the second set of records, and responsive to the first and second set of records for generating geographic specific data in the form of a risk rating for each location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Inventors: Robert Coorey, James Brown, Gregory Keith
  • Patent number: 11209275
    Abstract: A method of determining a mode of transportation includes: collecting trip data utilizing sensors included in a mobile device during a trip; receiving contextual data related to a transportation system; forming one or more segments using the collected trip data; determining that at least one of the one or more segments is not associated with an airplane; determining that the at least one of the one or more segments is not associated with a train; determining that the at least one of the one or more segments is not associated with a bus; marking the at least one of the one or more segments as associated with a car.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: CAMBRIDGE MOBILE TELEMATICS INC.
    Inventors: Brad Cordova, Sanujit Sahoo
  • Patent number: 11212769
    Abstract: A method may include receiving an indication that an electronic alert is to be transmitted to a user; obtaining contextual information associated with the user; determining a first time for presenting the electronic alert to the user based in part on the contextual information; transmitting the electronic alert to a computing device associated with the user at the first time; storing the electronic alert in a message feed data structure; receiving a request to view the electronic alert at a second time, the second time occurring after the first time; in response to the request, retrieving the electronic alert from the message feed data structure; and transmitting the electronic alert at the second time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Gene C. Baker, Jr., John A. Craft, Sai Ganesh, John Phillip Marquiss, Sr., Thomas A. Obreiter, John Lee Thompson, Reynaldo B. Timonera, Kenneth Bryan von Hagel, Jingjiu Wang, David W. Loomis, Irina Seabolt, Umamaheswari Veeraswami
  • Patent number: 11206728
    Abstract: Apparatus for controlling a plurality of lighting devices to emit light, the controller comprising: a lighting interface for transmitting control commands to each of the plurality of lighting device in order to control the plurality of lighting devices; and a controller configured to: obtain orientation information indicative of an orientation of a user device and based thereon determine the orientation of the user device; obtain location information indicative of a location of the user device and based thereon determine the location of the user device; process the determined orientation of the user device and the determined location of the user device to determine one or more lighting settings for one or more of the plurality of lighting devices; and selectively control, via the lighting interface, the one or more lighting devices to emit light in accordance with the one or more determined lighting settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Hugo Jose Krajnc, Remco Magielse
  • Patent number: 11198062
    Abstract: One exemplary aspect relates to normalizing latency in a networking environment to reduce the chances of creating an unfair advantage. While an exemplary aspect will be discussed in relation to a gaming environment, it is to be appreciated that the techniques disclosed herein can be applied to other environments where latency normalization or the ability to maintain latency between various endpoints is desired. For example, other environments include eSporting, on-line betting, fantasy esports, streaming services, etc. Some more specific examples include World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, H1Z1®, PUBG®, Fortnite®, Realm Royale®, Planet Side 2®, real-time strategy games, slot machines, electronic poker tournaments, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Nani Holdings IP, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Soon-Shiong, John Wiacek, Nicholas J. Witchey