Location Display Patents (Class 455/457)
  • Patent number: 11374893
    Abstract: A location providing method implemented by a server comprising extracting text from an image received through an application executed on a first client, extracting matched location information corresponding to the image based on the text, and providing the matched location information and the image to one or more clients through the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventors: Jong Youn Ahn, Donghyun Kim, Hey Young Yun, Hyukjae Jang
  • Patent number: 11374936
    Abstract: A process for transferring security access permissions between in-camera users includes capturing, at an electronic computing device via an image capture device, an image of two or more in-camera users. A first in-camera user and a second in-camera user are identified n the image. An input gesture identifying the first in-camera user as a source of security access permissions and the second in-camera user as a destination of security access permissions is detected. Responsively, the electronic computing device causes a first particular security access permission associated with the first in-camera user to be applied to and modify a current set of security access permissions associated with the second in-camera user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventors: Jakub Halun, Lukasz Chrzaszcz, Patryk Zmigrodzki, Lukasz Cebula
  • Patent number: 11363417
    Abstract: In a general aspect, a method is presented for determining a motion zone for a location of motion detected by wireless signals. In some aspects, the method includes obtaining a time series of statistical parameters derived from sets of channel response data. The method also includes identifying time intervals in the time series of statistical parameters, each time interval associated with a respective motion zone in the space. The method additionally includes determining, by analyzing multiple time windows within each of the time intervals, ranges of motion-zone parameters associated with each respective motion zone. The method further includes storing, in a database of a motion detection system, the ranges of motion-zone parameters for the respective motion zones. The ranges of motion-zone parameters are used to identify one of the motion zones based on a motion event detected by the motion detection system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Cognitive Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Stephen Arnold Devison, Mohammad Omer
  • Patent number: 11354766
    Abstract: An apparatus, a computer program product, a signal sequence, a transportation vehicle and a method for assisting a user of a transportation vehicle in finding a suitable fellow passenger. The method includes receiving a ride request having a definition of a starting position and of a destination position, automatically comparing the ride request against a predefined route of the transportation vehicle and taking a result of the comparison as a basis for automatically deciding, based on a predefined reference, whether or not the ride request is made to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Inventors: Astrid Kassner, Joel Rozada, Fredrik Andresen
  • Patent number: 11347264
    Abstract: A device for handheld operation is provided. The device comprises a touchscreen and processing means operative to display a plurality of user-interface (UI) elements on the touchscreen, wherein each UI element is associated with an action which is performed in response to touching the UI element, determine one or more of the displayed UI elements which a user of the device is likely to touch based on a touch pattern, and perform, for at least one of the determined UI elements, the action associated with the UI element. The action may, e.g., comprise pre-fetching content which is likely to be requested by the user from a server. Performing an action, such as pre-fetching, based on a touch pattern is advantageous since a touch pattern reflects the relative likelihood that the user touches a specific position, or region, of the touchscreen, thereby reducing latency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Inventors: Peter Ökvist, Tommy Arngren, Till Burkert, David Lindegren
  • Patent number: 11337177
    Abstract: A system and method for generating amorphous randomized and/or fuzzy logic dynamic display icons that visually communicate to its users and/or entities that a subject's geographic location is being obfuscated on a graphical mapping interface of the user's computing device by way of continuously generating a dynamic location display icon having amorphous and/or asymmetrical shape, size, position, color, opacity, outline, movement, and/or transformation rate, and displaying the generated dynamic display icon on the graphical mapping interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Glowstik, Inc.
    Inventor: Adam Montoya Marez
  • Patent number: 11308950
    Abstract: A beacon system is used to monitor the location and identity of individuals using stationary sniffers and to provide that information to a virtual assistant for improved functionality and better context derived from location with respect to standard virtual assistant queries. The system provides a heuristic mapping process providing increasingly precise mapping of the individual with minimal consumer input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: 4PLAN Corporation
    Inventors: Parminder Mann, Gerard Rizkallah, Firass Badaruzzaman
  • Patent number: 11307299
    Abstract: Embodiments are presented herein of apparatuses, systems, and methods for a wireless device to perform sensing applications using communication signals. The first wireless device may determine to perform a sensing application and to perform the sensing application using a communication signal to be transmitted to a second device. In other words, the first wireless device may use a transmission that is scheduled for communication purposes to additionally perform sensing of one or more types. Example sensing or radar-like applications include estimating distance, motion, and/or angle to one or more objects or structures in the vicinity of the first wireless device. After transmitting the communication signal to the second wireless device, the first wireless device may receive a reflection of the communication signal. The first wireless device may use the reflection to perform the sensing application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Kerner, Zohar Agon, Michael Ney
  • Patent number: 11290865
    Abstract: A wireless telecommunication system comprises a base station and a terminal device (UE). The UE is configured to determine its mobility status and an associated reliability, e.g. an indication of the extent to which the UE is moving and the confidence in this determination. In some cases the reliability may be based on how the UE determined its mobility status. For example, if the UE determined itself to be of relatively low mobility because it has an internal configuration setting indicating it is deployed in a fixed position, the reliability of this mobility status may be considered to be greater than if the UE determined itself to be of relatively low mobility because it has not recently undergone many base station handovers. The UE is configured to convey an indication of the mobility status and the reliability to the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventor: Brian Alexander Martin
  • Patent number: 11270265
    Abstract: Navigating a neighborhood using an interactive electronic map displayed on a graphical user interface (GUI) of a mobile software application executing on a wireless mobile computer device. In some embodiments, a method may include receiving the interactive electronic map, automatically displaying the interactive electronic map with a neighborhood, a first selectable icon overlaying a first building, and a second selectable icon overlaying a second building, receiving a selection of the first selectable icon overlaying the first building, automatically displaying a name of the first current occupant, receiving a selection of the name of the first current occupant, and automatically displaying one or more additional current characteristics of the first current occupant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Vivint Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Cragun, Lonnie Kyser
  • Patent number: 11255976
    Abstract: A method for operating a correction service system (CSS), for a satellite navigation system (SNS), having reference-stations (RS) (in a coordinate-system (CS)) having known/fixed coordinates, the RS being operated to receive satellite signals, at least one correction-value (CV) being predefined as a function of the signals received by the selected RS and its coordinates, and is provided to user-devices of the SNS, the at least one CV being checked for plausibility. The CSS divides the CS into multiple-regions, in which user-devices determine an individual position as a function of the plausibility of the received CV, at least one specific-region being selected as a function of the plausibility of the CV, the specific-region(s) being assigned the at least one CV, at least one information-packet being generated, which contains indications about the plausibility of the CV and the specific-region(s), the information-packet(s) being provided to at least one selected group of user-devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Jens Strobel, Markus Langer
  • Patent number: 11252531
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for defining, generating, utilizing, and/or detecting a geo-fence are described. A trigger is obtained, the trigger generated in response to a change in a geo-fence criteria. One or more boundaries of the geo-fence based on the geo-fence criteria are defined in response to obtaining the trigger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: EBAY INC.
    Inventor: Dennis Cheung
  • Patent number: 11238478
    Abstract: Methods and systems for commercializing vehicle data. The method includes writing, by an electronic control unit (ECU) of a vehicle, to a distributed ledger, vehicle data. The method also includes providing, by a computing device associated with a third party, a communication to the vehicle based on the vehicle data on the distributed ledger. The method also includes writing, by a processor of the computing device associated with the third party, to the distributed ledger, a record of providing the communication to the vehicle. The method also includes receiving, by the ECU of the vehicle, the communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael C. Edwards, David M. Goemer, Hazem Ahmed
  • Patent number: 11200891
    Abstract: Microphone data indicative of a user spoken phrase is captured utilizing the microphone at a communication apparatus. At least a portion of the microphone data is sent to a set of computing devices. A response phrase determined at a virtual assistant service is received from each of the computing devices. A preferred response phrase is identified among the set of received response phrases according to a preference rule. The preferred response phrase is caused to be output via a speaker at the communication apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: David H. Hanes, John Michael Main, Jon R. Dory
  • Patent number: 11197211
    Abstract: A network device may determine a geographical distance between an earth station and the network device. The network device may receive a plurality of geographical distances between the earth station and a corresponding plurality of other network devices. The network device may determine location coordinate points for an exclusion zone, associated with the earth station, based on the geographical distance and the plurality of geographical distances. The network device may generate an exclusion zone system information block that includes the location coordinate points for the exclusion zone. The network device may determine a state of a user equipment associated with the network device. The network device may provide, to the user equipment, the exclusion zone system information block based on the state of the user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Jignesh S. Panchal
  • Patent number: 11169658
    Abstract: Systems, devices, methods, and instructions are described for generating and using expressive icons with status indicators for a map based graphical user interface (GUI). One embodiment involves accessing location information, map data icon information, and action indicator information associated with an account of a social media platform. A device then causes generation of a combined action icon generated using the icon information and the action indicator and causes display of a map interface with the map data and the combined action icon positioned at a location indicated by the location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Newar Husam Al Majid, Laurent Desserrey, Donald Giovannini, Daniel Rakhamimov
  • Patent number: 11166170
    Abstract: A technique for collecting and using signal reputation data, comprising obtaining a plurality of signal reputation data corresponding to a plurality of locations, categorizing the signal reputation data into groups, calculating signal circles for at least some of the groups based on a representative signal value for the corresponding group, calculating a signal reputation score for each signal circle, determining a best signal circle for a user mobile device within a predetermined distance of dead zones, and sending the best signal circle to the user mobile device based at least in part on the signal reputation score and a location of the user mobile device. In some embodiments, the technique may include some but not all of these actions and additional actions, such as suspending obtaining signal reputation data based on battery status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: MCAFEE, LLC
    Inventors: Raja Sinha, Dattatraya Kulkarni, Srikanth Nalluri, Anjan Kumar Nayak, Tirumaleswar Reddy Konda, Susmita Nayak, Purushothaman B, Harsha R. Joshi
  • Patent number: 11162802
    Abstract: Systems and methods in accordance with embodiments of the invention can obtain and use a variety of telematics data to classify trips taken by a vehicle. Trip models can be generated based on telematics data captured during the operation of a vehicle. A variety of features of the trip model, such as the timing and/or location of stops made by the vehicle during one or more trips, can be used to classify the trip as a business trip or a personal trip. In several embodiments, machine classifiers are trained to classify features within the trip models based on historical trips that have been classified as business trips or personal trips. A number of trip models can be combined with other driver attributes to classify a particular vehicle and/or driver as engaged with a transportation network company.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Alex Kreig, Anthony Recchia, En-Chieh Yang, Kelly Link, Chhavi Tiwari
  • Patent number: 11156465
    Abstract: Devices, methods, and systems for navigating an indoor area such as an indoor transit system using a mobile device are described herein. The method may include navigating a network of indoor pathways and a plurality of access points for entering/exiting the indoor pathways. The indoor pathways may be mapped and may include a plurality of beacons distributed at designated locations throughout the indoor pathways. The beacons may be detected using a mobile computing device and an indoor location of the mobile computing device may be determined and depicted on the map of the indoor pathways. The location of the mobile computing device may be used to determine a route from the location of the mobile computing device to a destination in or adjacent the mapped indoor pathways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Sanjay Roy, Murugan Gopalan, Arun Vijayakumari Mahasenan, Roshan Lawrence Valder
  • Patent number: 11153710
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method, performed at an electronic device, for determining a geofence parameter of a geofence area related to a point of interest, POI. The method comprises obtaining a location of the POI, obtaining first POI data based on the location of the POI. The method may comprise determining, based on the location of the POI, one or more entities in proximity of the POI. The method comprises obtaining second POI data related to at least one entity of the one or more entities. The method comprises generating a set of enclosing features related to the POI based on the second POI data, wherein generating the set of enclosing features comprises applying a processing scheme to the second POI data; and determining a geofence parameter based on the first POI data and the set of enclosing features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Network Communications Europe B.V.
    Inventors: Peter Exner, Magnus Johansson
  • Patent number: 11147048
    Abstract: A method for resource scheduling and related products are provided according to implementations of the present disclosure. The method includes the following. A base station receives a scheduling request from a first terminal through higher layer signaling, where the scheduling request is sent by a second terminal to the first terminal, the first terminal is within coverage of the base station, and the second terminal is outside the coverage of the base station. The base station sends a scheduled resource through the higher layer signaling to the first terminal according to the scheduling request, where the scheduled resource is forwarded by the first terminal to the second terminal. By adopting the implementations of the present disclosure, an objective can be achieved that the base station directly schedules wireless resources configuration for the terminal outside the coverage of the base station in the relay scenario.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Yulong Computer Telecommunication Scientific (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yixue Lei, Yunfei Zhang
  • Patent number: 11113024
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an electronic device. The electronic device may include: a display; a communication module comprising communication circuitry; a processor; and a memory configured to store information on an application executed by the processor and information on a screen output through the display, wherein the processor is configured to receive an input for execution of a first application related to provision of a communication service, to determine information related to an other party of the communication service based on the received input, to determine whether the information related to the other party is included on a screen for a second application output through the display if the input is received, and to transmit the information related to the other party included on the screen for the second application to the other party through the communication module, if the information related to the other party is included on the screen for the second application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jiwon Kim, Kyuok Choi, Chaekyung Lee
  • Patent number: 11061855
    Abstract: Method of retrieving event information is presented. Memento objects can be recognized by an archive engine. Based on the recognition, the archive engine obtains information related to the memento object, possibly one or more recognizable features, and uses the information to search for events associated with a timeline that have corresponding tags. The archive engine can then return the event information as a result set to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Nant Holdings IP, LLC
    Inventor: Patrick Soon-Shiong
  • Patent number: 11057090
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for communicating with an external device using a beam in an electronic device supporting beamforming are provided. The electronic device includes a wireless communication circuitry, an antenna array including a plurality of antenna elements, and at least one processor. The processor may be configured to form and transmit a beam corresponding to a direction of the electronic device based on a start of a service, monitor reception of a response signal corresponding to the beam from an external device, and performs pairing with the external device based on at least a part of the response signal if the response signal is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jaehyuk Lee, Nari Kim, Mincheol Seo, Junwhon Uhm, Sungchul Park, Jiyoon Park, Yongsang Yun
  • Patent number: 11029169
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a navigation service method for providing unusable route information related to an emergency area and a server apparatus therefor. The navigation service method includes constructing an emergency area resource including unusable route information related to an emergency area; and receiving trip parameters from multiple applications and transmitting a link, through which the emergency area resource is accessible, to an application, the trip parameter of which includes a request to provide unusable route information related to an emergency area, wherein transmitting the link is configured to transmit a link, through which the same emergency area resource is accessible, to applications that request provision of unusable route information related to the same emergency area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Jae-Hyuk Choi, Young-Su Cho
  • Patent number: 11025837
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for replacing a background portion of an image. An illustrative method includes receiving a first image, identifying a background portion of the first image and a subject portion of the first image, identifying a geographic location corresponding to the background portion of the first image, retrieving a plurality of other images depicting the geographic location, selecting a second image from the plurality of other images, wherein the second image is associated with metadata indicating that the second image was captured during a predetermined time period, and generating for display a third image comprising the subject portion of the first image placed over the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: ROVl GUIDES, INC.
    Inventors: Deviprasad Punja, Aditya Rautray
  • Patent number: 10999289
    Abstract: An IoT E2E Service Layer Security Management system supports methods and procedures to allow an application to establish, use, and teardown an IoT SL communication session that has application specified E2E security preferences and that targets one or more SL addressable targets (e.g., an IoT application, device, or gateway SL addressable resource). E2E SL Session based methods and procedures described herein achieve a required overall E2E security level, by allowing IoT SL instances to influence and coordinate hop security for a multi-hop communication path spanning across multiple intermediary nodes. The methods and procedures described herein reduce overhead, simplify and obviate the need for E2E service level nodes (initiation and termination nodes) from having to perform security service negotiation, in order to establish secure hop-by-hop security associations aligned with an E2E security requirement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Convida Wireless, LLC
    Inventors: Yogendra C. Shah, Vinod Kumar Choyi, Dale N. Seed, Michael F. Starsinic, William Robert Flynn, IV, Zhuo Chen
  • Patent number: 10993221
    Abstract: A method for receiving a signal in a user equipment (UE) from a base station (BS) in a wireless communication system is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of configuring a plurality of intervals of a specific time region for indicating whether to transmit the signal, through a higher layer; receiving an indicator for indicating whether to transmit the signal, for each of the plurality of intervals; and receiving a signal in each of the plurality of intervals in accordance with indication of the received indicator, wherein at least one of the plurality of intervals of the specific time region may have a first size, and the other intervals except the at least one interval may have a second size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventors: Daesung Hwang, Ilmu Byun, Yunjung Yi
  • Patent number: 10956754
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: a first acquisition unit configured to acquire a plurality of photographed images with photographing location information of the plurality of photographed images; an extraction unit configured to extract, from the photographed images, a plurality of object images containing an object preset as an extraction object; a clustering unit configured to cluster the object images into a plurality of clusters; a second acquisition unit configured to acquire, from map information, at least one name of at least one facility present around each photographing location of the object images; and an application unit configured to apply, to the object images belonging to an intended cluster included in the clusters, a label of a specific name of a specific facility satisfying an application condition among the at least one name of the at least one facility acquired by the second acquisition unit for the object images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventor: Kazuya Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10952135
    Abstract: The present application provides a WLAN access method. The method includes: obtaining an access location of a UE; obtaining AP access information of the UE at the access location; selecting an AP according to the obtained AP access information to access a WLAN; and sending AP access information of the selected AP to the UE. The present application further provides another WLAN access method and a corresponding apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wenfu Wu, Yan Li
  • Patent number: 10943395
    Abstract: A computer implemented method and a virtual and physical environment integration system (VPEIS) for dynamically integrating a virtual environment with a physical environment are provided. The VPEIS receives dimensions and an orientation of the physical environment, and a user device's reference position in the physical environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: VIRTEX APPS, LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey Michael Green
  • Patent number: 10939232
    Abstract: An apparatus for use by a mobile edge control element or function, the apparatus comprising at least one processing circuitry, and at least one memory for storing instructions to be executed by the processing circuitry, wherein the at least one memory and the instructions are configured to, with the at least one processing circuitry, cause the apparatus at least: to receive and process an event report indicating that location information of a communication element communicating in a communication network are provided, to check location related application information for determining whether or not a relationship of at least one application to a location corresponding to the location information indicated in the event report is present, to prepare, in case the check is affirmative, an application identification indication for indicating at least one location area where location information of the communication element is of relevance for a processing conducted by at least one application, and to ensure that th
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventor: John Juha Antero Rasanen
  • Patent number: 10931836
    Abstract: In a communication system, a data processing terminal transmits a request for obtaining processing information for a specific service to one of an image acquisition terminal and a data processing server; receives a response including processing information from the one of the image acquisition terminal and the data processing server, the processing information indicating processing to be executed by at least one of the image acquisition terminal and the data processing server in providing the specific service; and transmits the processing information to other one of the image acquisition terminal and the data processing server, to cause the other one of the image acquisition terminal and the data processing server to configure settings based on the processing information and execute processing on the captured image data according to the settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takamichi Katoh, Yoshinaga Kato, Keiichi Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 10890451
    Abstract: A computer server of a social communication platform may be configured to provide a social communication platform to a first user to chat with a second user over a window displaying on a computer device of the first user; receive chat messages between the first user and second user, the chat message including a current geographical location information of the first user; select at least one candidate POI associated with the second user and based on the current geographical location information of the first user; send location information of at least one candidate POI to the first user through the window; receive from the first user a selection of a target POI from the at least one candidate POI; and send information associated with the target POI to the first user through the social communication platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventors: Wenrong Tang, Guangyuan Bai, Yan Wang, Daihua Wang
  • Patent number: 10890460
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for navigating to a pre-scheduled vehicle. A code is analyzed for a user including location information pertaining to the pre-scheduled vehicle, wherein the location information indicates a destination for the user. A location of the user is determined based on a GPS sensor. The user is directed to traverse a route between the location of the user and a location of the pre-scheduled vehicle. A destination of the pre-scheduled vehicle is verified as being consistent with the destination for the user indicated by the location information of the code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mauro Marzorati, Gary F. Diamanti, Jana H. Jenkins, Seda Özses
  • Patent number: 10853717
    Abstract: Examples of the present disclosure describe systems and methods of creating a conversational chat bot of a specific person. In aspects, social data (e.g., images, voice data, social media posts, electronic messages, written letters, etc.) about the specific person may be accessed. The social data may be used to create or modify a special index in the theme of the specific person's personality. The special index may be used to train a chat bot to converse in the personality of the specific person. During such conversations, one or more conversational data stores and/or APIs may be used to reply to user dialogue and/or questions for which the social data does not provide data. In some aspects, a 2D or 3D model of a specific person may be generated using images, depth information, and/or video data associated with the specific person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Dustin I Abramson, Joseph Johnson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10853748
    Abstract: A device for managing material handling productivity is disclosed. The device may receive information identifying a moving zone for a job site, a quantity of loads for the moving zone, and a material for the moving zone, and may identify a first machine, from multiple machines, to assign to the moving zone, the quantity of loads, and the material. The device may provide, to a first user device associated with the first machine, information indicating that the moving zone, the quantity of loads, and the material are assigned to the first machine. The device may receive, from the first user device, location information associated with the first user device and the first machine, and may provide the location information to a second user device, associated with a second machine, to enable the second machine to travel to the first machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Ha, Chau Le
  • Patent number: 10841742
    Abstract: A positioning support device transmits radio signals using at least one default configuration parameter value. A mobile device measures characteristics of the signals at different locations. An apparatus assembles, based on the measured characteristics and indications of the locations of measurement, data which enables a determination of characteristics of radio signals transmitted by the positioning support device, which are expected to be observable at different locations. The apparatus determines in addition at least one adapted configuration parameter value and causes the positioning support device to store the assembled data for future transmissions and to use the at least one adapted configuration parameter value for future transmissions. As a result, the positioning support device transmits radio signals including the stored data using the at least one adapted configuration parameter value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventors: Muhammad Irshan Khan, Jari Syrjärinne, Pavel Ivanov
  • Patent number: 10832508
    Abstract: A method of controlling access to at least one access point along a path is provided. The method comprising: receiving a current position of a user of a user device; checking a schedule of the user of the user device; determining a next event in the schedule; determining an event destination of a next event in the schedule; determining a path from the current position to the event destination; determining an access device list of one or more access devices located on the path; transmitting a command to each access device when the user of the user device is located within a position boundary of the access device; and adjusting the access device when the command is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventors: Yuri Novozhenets, Dang Nguyen, Jason Higley, Wilmann Gomez, Ed Gauthier
  • Patent number: 10817511
    Abstract: System and techniques for search dimensionality expansion are described herein. A history of intelligent agent activity may be received. A search result generated by an external entity may be obtained that includes a set of geographic points of interest (POI). A geographic segment may be retrieved from a geographic segment library when the geographic segment contains a member of the set of POI. Here, the geographic segment defines a geographic area and a dimension set. The search result may be modified to create a modified search result that includes a member of the dimension set. The modified search result may then be transmitted to a user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Rafi Cohen, Dganit Lebedev, Oded Vainas
  • Patent number: 10803489
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for displaying advertisements on mobile devices based on available wireless networks. In aspect a computerized method comprises determining a list of service set identifiers of available wireless networks, determining that the service set identifier matches a campaign service set identifier stored on the mobile device, determining a media object to display based on the service set identifier, downloading the media object on the mobile device, and displaying the media object on the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventors: Gerard Carolan, Triona Mullane
  • Patent number: 10795432
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: determining, using a processor, a location of a virtual object within a physical environment with respect to a user having a headset; generating, on a display of the headset of the user, an augmented reality scene of the physical environment having the virtual object; and maintaining, within the augmented reality scene and as the user moves throughout the physical environment, the location of the virtual object, wherein the maintaining comprises identifying a position of the user with respect to other users each having headsets. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: John Weldon Nicholson, Howard Locker, Daryl Cromer
  • Patent number: 10795663
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention provide an approach for performing a computer program update on a target computer. In an embodiment, a target computer having a location, a user, a computer program, and a computer program update is determined. An expected install duration for installing the computer program update is determined. A social media service associated with the user is monitored. A user location is detected from the social media service and an update time window is estimated based on the user location and the distance that the user is away from the target computer location. A decision is made whether to install the computer program update based on the update time window and the expected install duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander J. Kelly, Alexander D. S. Mirski-Fitton, Edwin P. J. Moffatt, Ross B. Pavitt
  • Patent number: 10782678
    Abstract: Computerized methods and software for communicating behavior of industrial systems to operators, for instance, in HMI environments. Various embodiments display values of different parameters of the system and an alert indicator for values that passed an operating limit established for the parameter during a particular preceding duration of time. In some embodiments, different indicators (e.g., shading, for example, adjacent to the value) are displayed for exceeding an upper operating limit or a lower operating limit (or both). In a number of embodiments, a plot is displayed for value that has passed an operating limit during the preceding duration of time, for instance, when the operator hovers a cursor over the value. In many embodiments, the operator can set the preceding duration of time, the operating limit(s), or both. In many embodiments, abnormal movements or process variability can be detected by the operator, for example, before the movements would otherwise be detectable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Lin and Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric F. LeBlanc
  • Patent number: 10747788
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for determining geographic clusters of geographical content may include computation of a first evaluation metric. The first evaluation metric may be descriptive of a distribution of geo-location points within a cluster of a plurality of geographic clusters. A second evaluation metric may also be computed that is descriptive of coherence of the plurality of geographic clusters. Geo-location points of the geographical content may be clustered based, at least in part on the first and second evaluation metrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Oath Inc.
    Inventors: Csaba Kecskemeti, Robert Ormandi
  • Patent number: 10750013
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product, include receiving a request for registration from a service provider, upon the service receiver having authorized the request for registration, registering characteristic information of the service call in a user device of a service receiver, and upon a lapse of time, deregistering the characteristic information from the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventors: Keke Cai, Bai Chen Deng, Dongxu Duan, Zhong Su, Li Zhang, Xiaolu Zhang, Shiwan Zhao
  • Patent number: 10726086
    Abstract: An improved approach for returning aesthetically relevant search results is disclosed. A training set of images (e.g., designer-created images) is used to train a detection engine that detects items in the images as features. A classification engine is configured to analyze the features and generate classification indices for the features. A user can select an item, and the classification index for the feature corresponding to the item is retrieved. The classification index is used to identify result images, which can be returned ranked according user action data and other parameters, such as style.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Houzz, Inc.
    Inventors: Chen Longbin, Le Kang, Lei Yao, Zhenyu Mao
  • Patent number: 10694322
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing anonymity in geographic data for probes using a variable mix zone in a geographic region includes a geographic database, a mix zone generator, and a pseudonym generator. The geographic database is configured to store one or more map features in the geographic region. The mix zone generator is configured to define a mix zone boundary having a size based on the one or more map features and monitor probe data for at least one probe. The probe data including a location within a predetermined distance of the mix zone boundary. The pseudonym generator is configured to select a pseudonym for the at least one probe in response to the location of the probe data and apply the pseudonym for the at least one probe in the geographic data when the at least one probe exits the mix zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Nirav Ajmeri, Raghavendran Balu, Bo Xu, Matei Stroila
  • Patent number: 10692539
    Abstract: Methods and systems for identifying video clips in a video clip repository that are of the same event are disclosed. Video clips are identified as being of the same event based on timestamps and geolocation stamps associated with the video clips. In one embodiment, authors of video clips receive messages that notify them of the existence of other video clips of the same event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Ronald Paul Hughes
  • Patent number: 10685553
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a system and method for providing an output for an electronic device. In certain embodiments, an alert is output in accordance with a current alert mode, which are selected based on one or more environmental conditions. The environmental conditions may be detected using one or more environmental sensors. The alert can optionally include one or more of: an audio component, a haptic component and a visual component. One or more of alert components correspond to an aspect of the environmental condition detected by the one or more environmental sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Yang, Jonathan R. Dascola, Camille Moussette, Hugo D. Verweij, Jonah A. Harley, John B. Morrell