Position Based Personal Service Patents (Class 455/456.3)
  • Patent number: 10298839
    Abstract: When a place where a different panoramic image was captured is present in a direction in which a panoramic image to be displayed is captured, a marker setting unit associates a marker indicating that the different panoramic image is present in said image-captured direction with the panoramic image to be displayed. A mapping processing unit maps, as a texture, the panoramic image to be displayed, with which the marker of the different panoramic image is associated, in a three-dimensional panoramic space. A three-dimensional image generation unit generates a three-dimensional panoramic image when the three-dimensional panoramic space is viewed in a designated visual line direction, with a place where the panoramic image to be displayed is captured as a visual point position. A user interface unit accepts a user's instruction regarding the displayed three-dimensional panoramic image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Kyoko Furumura, Takeshi Yamagishi, Shinichi Hirata
  • Patent number: 10296643
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a method, system and computer program product for mobile background listener influenced search result prioritization. In an embodiment of the invention, the method includes capturing data in memory of a mobile computing device and caching the captured data as terms in a temporary data store of the mobile computing device. The method also includes receiving one or more query terms in a query interface displayed in a display of the mobile computing device and directing a search engine to search a repository of data based upon the query terms and receiving, in response, a list of search results. The method yet further includes identifying ones of the search results as having a correlation to one or more terms in the temporary data store. Finally, the method includes presenting the ones of the search results first in the display relative to others of the search results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SUGARCRM INC.
    Inventor: Vladyslav Kulchytskyy
  • Patent number: 10299072
    Abstract: Providing a network service to at least one mobile terminal inside a service area, the at least one mobile terminal being arranged to communicate with a communication network, the service area being a part of a geographical area that is covered by the communication network, comprising defining, by a first grid process, a first grid with first grid lines, the first grid covering at least a part of the service area with one or more tiles framed by the first grid lines; defining, by a second grid process, a second grid with second grid lines, the second grid covering at least a part of the service area with one or more tiles framed by the second grid lines; monitoring a crossing, by the at least one mobile terminal, of a grid line; and determining whether said grid line is a first grid line or a second grid line for notifying correspondingly the first grid process and/or the second grid process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Frank Sell, Tim Lauterbach
  • Patent number: 10299077
    Abstract: A server including data loading, data analysis, transformation and cleaning (TAC), and position estimation modules. The data loading module loads original position data (OPD) sets. OPD points of the OPD sets refer to positions of a wireless device in communication with a wireless station. The data loading module loads each OPD set based on an identifier of the wireless station in a corresponding one of the OPD sets. The data analysis module: determines an overall bounding area based on the OPD points; divides the overall bounding area into minimum bounding areas; and assigns the OPD points to the minimum bounding areas. The TAC module: transforms and cleans some of the OPD points to provide updated points, such that the updated points have a less number of points than the some of the OPD points. The position estimation module estimates a position of the wireless device based on the updated points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Marvel International Ltd.
    Inventors: BoChih Liu, Zhike Jia, Jing Yu, Han Zhao, Yuan Ren
  • Patent number: 10289695
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions with and between computers in location-based search 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 within such systems. The disclosed systems and methods identify a first geographic location that has a corresponding location identifier. Based on the first identifier, a set of identifiers are identified, where the identifier set corresponds to adjacent locations to the first location. In some embodiments, the identifier set can correspond to locations that are directly and/or indirectly adjacent to the first location. A search is then performed respective to the set of identifiers, whereby based on a distance calculation respective to such search in line with the set of identifiers, a search result is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LIMITED
    Inventor: Lifeng Wang
  • Patent number: 10286783
    Abstract: Provided are a vehicle control device capable of displaying a high quality seamless image without data transmission delay and a difference in image quality between a plurality of displays, and a method thereof. The vehicle control device includes a plurality of different displays installed in a vehicle and a controller generating a first image having a plurality of pieces of first information, generating a second image having a plurality of pieces of second information, merging the first and second images, dividing the merged image into a plurality of images, and displaying the plurality of divided images on a plurality of displays, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Honggul Jun, Sujin Kim, Kihyung Lee
  • Patent number: 10277480
    Abstract: Determining a location corresponding to an Internet Protocol (IP) address includes collecting an IP address and location information corresponding to the IP address, wherein the location information corresponding to the IP address includes information identifying a location from which a terminal associated with the IP address accesses a network, obtaining one or more pieces of IP address geographic coordinate data for the IP address using the IP address and the location information corresponding to the IP address, determining geographic coordinates corresponding to the IP address based at least in part on the one or more pieces of IP address geographic coordinate data, determining an IP address field based at least in part on the geographic coordinates corresponding to the IP address, and determining a location corresponding to the IP address field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Xiaojian Li, Manhuo Hong
  • Patent number: 10275800
    Abstract: In-person shopping at brick-and-mortar locations can be facilitated using visual voicemail systems. A user device can be detected upon entry or proximity to a retail location and a greeting visual voicemail message can be transmitted to the user device. User data may be integrated into the greeting message. The greeting message can also include options for a user to activate that allow the integration of the virtual and physical shopping experience. Options can include requests for sales associate help, product information or location, associated service plans or accessories, etc. Multiple remote resources can be coordinated to service a user's requests via a visual voicemail system while the user is shopping in the retail location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Venson M. Shaw
  • Patent number: 10267643
    Abstract: A system and method and system flow for identifying and correcting geofences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: VERIZON CONNECT IRELAND LIMITED
    Inventors: Peter Mitchell, Ovidiu Mocanu
  • Patent number: 10264529
    Abstract: An application configured to provide a service using a particular type of sensor data can be executed by a first mobile device. The application attempting to access the particular type of sensor data from the first mobile device can be detected. Responsive to detecting the application attempting to access the particular type of sensor data from the first mobile device, the first mobile device can receive first sensor data from at least a second mobile device via at least a first low energy communication link, wherein the first sensor data received from the second mobile device is the particular type of sensor data the application is attempting to access, and the first mobile device can execute program code configured to provide the particular type of sensor data, and providing the first sensor data received from the second mobile device to the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Catherine H. Crawford, Shahrokh Daijavad, Nirmit V. Desai, Scott D. Lekuch
  • Patent number: 10259452
    Abstract: A method generates and implements a real-time amelioration action for ameliorating an imminent collision between a self-driving vehicle (SDV) and an object. One or more processors detect that an imminent collision by a self-driving vehicle (SDV) is imminent with a confidence C1, and determine whether the SDV has an occupant of occupant type P with a confidence C2. One or more processors identify an object with which the imminent collision by the SDV is imminent with a confidence C3, and then generate and implement, based on C1, C2, C3, and P, a real-time amelioration action for ameliorating the imminent collision between the SDV and the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael S. Gordon, Stacy F. Hobson, James R. Kozloski, Ashish Kundu, Clifford A. Pickover
  • Patent number: 10262470
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for geographically localizing triggers for malfunctions in a motor vehicle, wherein the malfunction of the motor vehicle is detected and an error entry describing the malfunction in an error memory of the motor vehicle is generated, and a geo-position (XY) of the motor vehicle is detected and stored by a localization device of the motor vehicle pp(1). Subsequently, during an error diagnosis of the motor vehicle, the error entry from the error memory of the motor vehicle is read out by an analysis device located outside the motor vehicle and a trigger class (14) describing a trigger of the malfunction is received for the error entry. The geo-position (XY) of the motor vehicle and the malfunction are stored in a corresponding digital map for the trigger class.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Audi AG
    Inventors: Jan Buchholz, Sebastian Engel, Björn Hohlstein
  • Patent number: 10255619
    Abstract: Approaches presented herein enable creating a dynamic geo-fence based on a popularity of a product. Specifically, a geo-fence at a venue (e.g., retail outlet, restaurant, ticket office, etc.) is established based on a reference point and an area having a range. A product is associated with the established geo-fence. The range of the area is dynamically modified (i.e., increased or decreased) based on a popularity of the product in order to optimize the flow of customers to the venue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lisa Seacat DeLuca, Jeremy A. Greenberger, Zachary M. Greenberger
  • Patent number: 10254414
    Abstract: A method of enhancing global navigation satellite system performance includes the steps of (A) determining position information based upon (i) global navigation satellite system information, (ii) dead reckoning using one or more sensor inputs, and (iii) a correction signal, (B) when the global navigation satellite system information is unavailable, adjusting the position information and generating the correction signal based upon pre-defined map data, and (C) when the global navigation satellite system information is reacquired after being unavailable, suspending the dead reckoning for a predefined amount of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: VEONEER US INC.
    Inventors: Daniel McFarland, Jens Nitzschke
  • Patent number: 10248393
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for generating a dynamic, user interface that is capable of frequently changing and learning to provide the most relevant information to the user. The method includes executing a plurality of user interface (UI) modules on a computing device. Each UI module is a software component that provides content for display in the user interface. Each UI module determines its own content and its own priority level and bids for user interface space using its determined priority level. A UI controller is executed on the computing device. The UI controller is a software component that receives bids for the UI modules, determines the number of available spots for UI modules in the user interface, and selects UI modules associated with the highest priority for display in the available user interface spots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: CloudMade Limited
    Inventors: James Ward Brown, Jr., Nicholas James Alexander Black
  • Patent number: 10248802
    Abstract: Digital rights management using geographic and temporal traits is described. In one or more implementations, a digital medium environment is configured to control access to at least on item of content by digital rights management functionality embedded as part of the content. Data is collected describing geographical traits of a location or temporal traits associated with a request received from the user to access the content. A determination is made from the data using a digital rights management module embedded as part of the content as to whether the geographical or temporal traits meet specified traits of a geographical behavior of a digital rights management policy enforced by the digital rights management module for the at least one item of the content. Responsive to a determination that the specified traits are met, access is permitted to the least one item of the content by the embedded digital rights management module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventor: Arun Anantharaman
  • Patent number: 10242556
    Abstract: Embodiments include a system, method, and computer program product for a wearable smart device that provides improved connectivity for performing interoperability gateway functions for a variety of devices. In an embodiment, the wearable smart device receives data monitored by one or more devices within a proximity threshold via respective communication channels of the one or more devices. The wearable smart device detects two or more connectivity paths for providing access to a wide area network. Then, the wearable smart device monitors first statuses of the one or more devices and respective communication channels, and second statuses of the two or more connectivity paths. Based on the monitored first and second statuses, the wearable smart device selects one of detected connectivity paths. Then, the wearable smart device communicates the monitored data to an agency via the selected connectivity path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Mutualink, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Wengrovitz, Derrell Lipman, Joseph R. Mazzarella
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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