Auxiliary Data Signaling (e.g., Short Message Service (sms)) Patents (Class 455/466)
  • Patent number: 11003830
    Abstract: Methods and systems for location-based digital font recommendations determine locations of the images and assign mappings between the identified digital fonts in the images and the locations of the images. Additionally, one or more embodiments detect a location related to content being viewed by a user. In response, one or more embodiments determine a location associated with the content and identify one or more digital fonts associated with the location from a font-location database. Based on the identified digital font(s), one or more embodiments provide a location-based recommendation of digital fonts for use in connection with the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventors: Sachin Soni, Ashish Duggal
  • Patent number: 11005867
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method for tuning application network behavior may include identifying an application for a closed operating system. The closed operating system may prevent applications from implementing machine-level traffic control for network traffic. The method may include determining an expected network behavior of the application, intercepting network traffic of the application on the closed operating system, determining whether the intercepted network traffic conforms to the expected network behavior, and modifying, based on the determining whether the intercepted network traffic conforms to the expected network behavior, the network traffic. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventors: Qu Bo Song, Weiliang Li
  • Patent number: 11005948
    Abstract: An apparatus includes at least one processing device including a processor coupled to a memory. The at least one processing device is configured to perform the step of monitoring a level of connectivity, of the at least one processing device, for one or more wireless data networks. The at least one processing device is also configured to perform the step of, responsive to determining that the monitored level of connectivity is at or below a designated threshold level of connectivity, utilizing a messaging protocol of one or more cellular voice networks to transfer web content. The at least one processing device is further configured to perform the step of, responsive to determining that the monitored level of connectivity is above the designated threshold level of connectivity, utilizing the one or more wireless data networks to transfer the web content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventor: Shubham Gupta
  • Patent number: 10992407
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses for providing waveform adaptation are provided. In an example, a method is provided for identifying a plurality of candidate waveforms, and selecting one of the candidate waveforms for data transmission. The candidate waveforms may be identified in accordance with one or more criteria, such as a transmission capability of the transmitting device, a reception capability of the receiving device, a desired Peak-to-Average-Power-Ratio (PAPR) characteristic, adjacent channel interference (ACI) rejection requirements, spectrum localization requirements, and other criteria. The waveform selected for data transmission may be selected in accordance with one or more waveform selection criteria, such as traffic characteristic, application types, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Alireza Bayesteh, Hosein Nikopour, Jianglei Ma
  • Patent number: 10984371
    Abstract: An express package delivery request is received from a courier terminal that indicates identifier information of a courier and first positioning information corresponding to a location of the courier. The express package delivery content information corresponding to a recipient address is retrieved from a database. The identifier information of the courier and the first positioning information corresponding to the location of the courier is determined to be within proximity to the retrieved recipient address. The second positioning information of a recipient that can receive an express package is determined corresponding to an account in the retrieved express package delivery content information. A notification is provided to the courier terminal to deliver the express package identified in the express package delivery request if the determined second positioning information of the recipient coincides with the retrieved recipient address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wenbin Jin
  • Patent number: 10986305
    Abstract: An account association unit associates the user account of a service user with the user account of a service provider in a case where the service user starts using a service provided by the service provider. An analysis unit sets, as a target image, an image, which is stored after the user account of the service user is associated with the user account of the service provider, among images stored in the image storage unit for the user account of the service provider, and analyzes an object shown in the target image. An image transmission unit transmits the target image to the image storage unit for the user account of the service user at a preset time point for image transmission in a case where the object relating to the service user is shown in the target image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Tetsuya Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10977909
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide an ability to synchronize notifications with media playback. In one or more embodiments, when a user is consuming content, such as music, television, a game, an audible notification can be synchronized with the user's content consumption experience. For example, various embodiments can detect what type of content the user is consuming and changes in the content. For example, when the content is music, various embodiments can detect when the music changes or stops, and can then provide audible notifications to the user. Audible notifications can pertain to notifications associated with incoming messages, calls, and other information such as passive assistance notifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Amit Kumar Agrawal, Andre Luiz Silva Bazante, Olivier David Meirhaeghe
  • Patent number: 10979866
    Abstract: A method for sharing data in a transmitting-side electronic device communicating with a receiving-side electronic device is provided. The method includes connecting a voice call with the receiving-side electronic device; obtaining a sharing object to be shared with the receiving-side electronic device; and transmitting data corresponding to the sharing object to the receiving-side electronic device through a data session formed based on information related to the voice call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jung-kih Hong, Min-Seok Kim, Ho-Jun Lee, Su-Jeong Lim, Deok-Ho Kim, Cheol-Ju Hwang, Yeul-Tak Sung
  • Patent number: 10979373
    Abstract: Implementations relate to automatic suggested responses based on message stickers provided in a messaging application. In some implementations, a computer-implemented method to provide message suggestions in a messaging application includes detecting a first message sent by a first user device to a second user device over a communication network, programmatically analyzing the first message to determine a semantic concept associated with the first message, identifying one or more message stickers based at least in part on the semantic concept, and transmitting instructions to cause the one or more message stickers to be displayed in a user interface displayed on the second user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Hung Pham
  • Patent number: 10963822
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for a service platform capable of providing device-based task completion is disclosed. A request for a task is received at a service platform from a customer. A worker device to complete the task is selected from a group of worker devices registered with the service platform based on a current attribute of the worker device. Data resulting from completion of the task is received from the selected worker device, validated, and presented to the customer. A reward or incentive can be provided to the worker device in response to the data being received from the worker device and validated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Behzad Shahraray, Andrea Basso, Lee Begeja, David C. Gibbon, Zhu Liu, Bernard S. Renger, Eric Zavesky
  • Patent number: 10956032
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to systems and methods for inputting data into a primary application. A keyboard utility may be rendered on a user interface of a client computing device for inputting data into a primary application. Information may be obtained from a secondary application. A view may be generated using the information obtained from the secondary application. The view may be displayed as the keyboard utility on the user interface of the client computing device. In aspects, the keyboard utility is linked to the secondary application. In some cases, the secondary application is a calendar application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Pierre Valade, Jeremy Le Van, Christophe Louis François Lamperti
  • Patent number: 10956713
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes selecting a kernel and kernel parameters for a first Support Vector Machine (SVM) model, testing the first SVM model on a feature matrix T of n feature vectors of length m to produce false positive (FP) data set and false negative (FN) data set by a computer processor, wherein n and m are integer numbers, automatically removing feature vectors corresponding to the FP data set from the feature matrix T by the computer processor to produce a feature matrix T_best, retraining the first SVM model on the feature matrix T_best to produce a second SVM model, and checking if a ratio (T_best sample number)/(SVM support vector number) is above a threshold for the second SVM model on T_best. If the ratio is above the threshold, SVM predictions are performed using the second SVM model on the feature matrix T_best.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Shutterfly, LLC
    Inventor: Omer Moshe Moussaffi
  • Patent number: 10958749
    Abstract: A label of a message to be sent is detected as a message label for a non-real-time transmission. For a user device group associated with the message to be sent and based on a timely-response rate and a correction scheme, an optimal time period to respond to a message for each user device in the user device group is dynamically determined. Based on the optimal time period for each user device to respond to a message, the message to be sent is separately sent to a corresponding user device in the user device group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yun Yue, Yutian Tao, Mingjie Zhong, Zhiyuan Cao, Wenhui Wu, Haibo Bai
  • Patent number: 10951749
    Abstract: Apparatus for constructing a digital telephone message including a message defining unit, configured for allowing a sender to define a message for sending to a recipient, and a response defining unit, configured for allowing the sender to predefine a recipient response, and to include the predefined recipient response in the message for activation at the recipient. Apparatus for receiving a digital telephone message, the message including an activatable sender-defined response, the apparatus including a receiving unit for receiving the message, a notification unit for notifying a recipient of the arrival of the message, and a response activation unit for displaying the sender-defined response, and associating the sender-defined response with a user action for providing user input to send the response. Related apparatus and methods are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: BKLK Ltd.
    Inventors: Ben-Zion Klein, Israel Belfer, Ehud Spiegel
  • Patent number: 10949112
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a data push method and device, a storage medium, and an electronic device. The method includes: acquiring to-be-pushed data and identifier information of the to-be-pushed data, the identifier information of the to-be-pushed data uniquely identifies the to-be-pushed data; and pushing the to-be-pushed data if indication information is not stored at a target storage location in a storage space, the target storage location comprising a storage location corresponding to the identifier information of the to-be-pushed data, and the indication information indicating identifier information of data that had been pushed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Jianxiang Huang
  • Patent number: 10944763
    Abstract: Embodiments for generating appropriate data sets for learning to identify user actions. A user uses one or more applications over a suitable period of time. As the user uses the applications, a monitoring device, acting as a “man-in-the-middle,” intermediates the exchange of encrypted communication between the applications and the servers that serve the applications. The monitoring device obtains, for each action performed by the user, two corresponding (bidirectional) flows of communication: an encrypted flow, and an unencrypted flow. Since the unencrypted flow indicates the type of action that was performed by the user, the correspondence between the encrypted flow and the unencrypted flow may be used to automatically label the encrypted flow, without decrypting the encrypted flow. Features of the encrypted communication may then be stored in association with the label to automatically generate appropriately-sized learning set for each application of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Verint Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ziv Katzir, Gershon Celnicker, Hed Kovetz
  • Patent number: 10943278
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide systems and methods for purchasing items using an e-commerce shopping assistant. In one embodiment, the system includes a processor to perform operations for receiving an electronic message comprising a web address from a user's mobile device via SMS, accessing a web page using the web address, identifying an item for purchase based on the content of the web page, retrieving the user's account information based on an identifier of the mobile device, wherein the account information comprises user preferences and user profile information, identifying merchants from which to purchase the identified item, selecting a merchant from the identified merchants based on the user preferences, configuring the purchase transaction based on the user preferences and the user profile information, and completing the purchase transaction at a merchant system of the selected merchant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Abdelkader Benkreira, Joshua Edwards, Michael Mossoba
  • Patent number: 10943264
    Abstract: A system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program, and a computer-implemented method for providing text message alerts. A telephony interface module receives an alert enrollment request from a client device. The alert enrollment request is received through a first type of communication channel. The alert enrollment request includes a protocol specific portion that includes a communication endpoint identifier assigned to the client device. A data database management module links the communication endpoint identifier to an opt-in record. A text message interface module communicates, based on the client device identifier being linked to the opt-in record, an alert to the client device through a second type of communication channel. The alert is addressed to the client device based on the communication endpoint identifier linked to the opt-in record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: George Vincent Friborg, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10945116
    Abstract: A method of controlling an inter-vehicle communication system includes: monitoring a current situation based on at least one piece of input information; determining whether the current situation corresponds to an emergency condition; preparing a message corresponding to the emergency condition upon determining that the current situation corresponds to the emergency condition; and broadcasting the prepared message to at least one neighboring vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Ju Won Kim, Joon Young Kim, Dong Uk Kim, Jeong Won Lee
  • Patent number: 10939252
    Abstract: To make it possible to perform retransmission control in which wireless resources are more efficiently utilized, a wireless communication apparatus includes: a wireless communication unit configured to perform wireless communication with a terminal apparatus; a communication control unit configured to control multicast transmission performed by the wireless communication unit; and a setting unit configured to set a threshold for determining whether or not it is necessary for the communication control unit to perform a retransmission process, on the basis of information about reception of a reception acknowledgment response corresponding to the multicast transmission from the terminal apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eisuke Sakai, Takeshi Itagaki
  • Patent number: 10932320
    Abstract: A method for controlling, via a terminal, a sleep mode of a first communication module of the terminal. The first communication module is configured to exchange data with a first wireless access network. The terminal includes a second communication module, which is configured to exchange data with a second wireless access network. The second communication module has a maximum data rate that is lower than a maximum data rate of the first communication module. When the first communication module is in sleep mode, the second communication module is configured to listen to a downlink between the second wireless access network and the terminal. When the terminal receives an activation request from the server via the second communication module, the first communication module is activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: SIGFOX
    Inventor: Raoul Mallart
  • Patent number: 10931616
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing location-based messaging are provided. The location-based messaging may occur between users within a particular venue. A location-based messaging system may facilitate messaging between event attendees and service personnel at the venue, such as during times of emergency or other times when the location of one user is to be sent to and used by another user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: CallFire, Inc.
    Inventor: April Patrice Ewing
  • Patent number: 10924998
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and apparatus for transmitting a wake-up packet in a wireless LAN system. Specifically, a transmission apparatus composes a wake-up packet and transmits same to a receiving apparatus. An OOK scheme and Manchester coding are applied to the wake-up packet. The wake-up packet comprises a sequence containing first information and second information. The first information and second information comprise on and off signals. The on signal applies a first sequence on K number of successive subcarriers in a 20 MHz band, and is transmitted by means of a first symbol generated by carrying out a 64-point IFFT. In the first sequence, one from among a subcarrier having a subcarrier index that is an even number and subcarrier having a subcarrier index that is an odd number is nulled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Eunsung Park, Dongguk Lim, Hangyu Cho, Jinsoo Choi
  • Patent number: 10924606
    Abstract: An artificial intelligence audio apparatus includes a sensing part which is configured to sense a current location and a temperature and/or a humidity thereof and sense whether a human exists in the current location; and a controller which is configured to receive weather information of the current location from an external server using location information of the current location, determine whether a predetermined greeting should be output when the human exists in the current location, and in response to determining that the predetermined greeting should be output, extract at least one of a greeting voice and a greeting text, from greeting data stored in a storage, which corresponds with a current time, at least one of the temperature and the humidity, and the weather information of the current location, and output the extracted at least one of the greeting voice and the greeting text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Seung-se Hong
  • Patent number: 10922988
    Abstract: A network device includes a memory, a display, a processor, and a network communication module configured to receive vehicle data, driver information, and driver communications from a plurality of portable wireless data transfer and display device via a long-range wireless network, each portable wireless data transfer and display device being associated with a corresponding one of a plurality of vehicles. The memory configured to store the vehicle data, the driver information, and the driver communications. The processor is configured to process at least one of: the vehicle data, the driver information, and the driver communication into summary electronic reports and present the summary electronic report of the plurality of vehicles in real-time by location via the display. The network device is configured to allow for selection of the drivers presented and is configured to send work requests to wireless devices in use by the selection of the drivers presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: XRS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Charles Mohn, Christopher A. Sekula, Sarat Kakumanu, Odell R. Tuttle, Daniel P. Fuglewicz, Peter S. Anderson, Thomas J. Martin, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10921964
    Abstract: A message input reception device, comprising at least one processor configured to: acquire registered message data representing an object-related registered message which is registered in advance and is set such that a symbol string relating to at least one object is insertable into a prescribed position or is capable of replacing a prescribed portion; identify at least one selected object which is selected by a user from among objects displayed on a screen; and acquire, as an input message input by the user, a message obtained by inserting a symbol string associated with the at least one selected object into the prescribed position of the object-related registered message or replacing the prescribed portion of the object-related registered message with the symbol string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hisashi Ebihara, Sumie Yogo, Fumiro Igarashi, Nagayo Orihara, Yuta Mizuno
  • Patent number: 10924897
    Abstract: An electronic device is disclosed. The electronic device may comprise: a communication circuit for supporting a call function; a memory for storing a database including contacts of a plurality of users, wherein the database contains a plurality of contact groups and a first user of the plurality of users belongs to a first contact group; and a processor configured to cause the communication circuit to transmit, to a user terminal of the first user, a request for a profile call, which comprises a contact of the first user and information on images corresponding to the first contact group, when a user input to send a call to the first user is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventors: Jong Hyun Jin, Gyu Bong Oh, Sung Dong Kim, Soon Hyun Cha
  • Patent number: 10917372
    Abstract: A method at an electronic device, the method including receiving a user interface input within a messaging application on the electronic device, the user interface input signaling that at least one of photographs or videos exchanged within a message thread on the messaging application should be stored within a shared photo album; comparing correspondents of the message thread with membership in at least one shared photo album accessible by the electronic device; selecting at least one shared photo album based on the comparing; and configuring one of the selected at least one shared photo album as a configured shared photo album.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Sean Michael McBeath
  • Patent number: 10917759
    Abstract: A computer device may include a memory configured to store instructions and a processor configured to execute the instructions to receive a service request from a user equipment (UE) device via a wireless access network; identify a Short Message Service Inter-Working Function (SMS-IWF) device associated with the UE device; and determine that the identified SMS-IWF device is associated with a link failure. The processor may further be configured to instruct the UE device to detach based on determining that the identified SMS-IWF device is associated with a link failure; receive a re-attach request from the UE device, in response to instructing the UE device to detach; and assign a functioning SMS-IWF device to the UE device, in response to receiving the re-attach request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Suzann Hua, Priscilla Lau
  • Patent number: 10904176
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments provide techniques for determining a message type to be sent to an electronic device based on various factors. The factors can include user factors, such as user mood, biometric parameters, user experiences, and/or user preferences. The factors can include device factors, such as battery life, available memory, and/or available data plan quota. Based on the factors, a computerized determination is made as to a message type to be used for electronic communication. The message type can include a text message type, which conserves computer resources. The message type can include a multimedia message type, which may include text, images, audio, video, and/or other content types. The multimedia messages typically consume more computer resources than a text message type, but can provide an enhanced user experience. Disclosed embodiments utilize a variety of factors to determine which message type should be used for a given instance of communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lisa Seacat DeLuca, Jeremy A. Greenberger
  • Patent number: 10897531
    Abstract: A data channel and an audio channel may be established between a wearable device and a terminal. When being in the earphone mode, the wearable device notifies the terminal of a current status, and receives and plays the voice message that is obtained by converting the text message and that is sent by the terminal, thereby overcoming an insufficient screen display capability of the wearable device, and enabling a user to conveniently check content of the text message in time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Min Wang, Feng Chen, Shufeng Wang, Yongpan Xu
  • Patent number: 10893407
    Abstract: An embedded subscriber identity module (eUICC1) and a method of controlling such a module. The embedded subscriber identity module (eUICC1) is suitable for maintaining numerous communication profiles (P) simultaneously in the active state, and each active communication profile (P) allows the communications terminal (T) containing the embedded subscriber identity module to communicate with a mobile telephone network (R) associated with that communication profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: IDEMIA FRANCE
    Inventors: Romuald Jolibois, Jérôme Dumoulin, Tomasz Wozniak
  • Patent number: 10891969
    Abstract: A technique is described herein for transforming audio content into images. The technique may include: receiving the audio content from a source; converting the audio content into a temporal stream of audio features; and converting the stream of audio features into one or more images using one or more machine-trained models. The technique generates the image(s) based on recognition of: semantic information that conveys one or more semantic topics associated with the audio content; and sentiment information that conveys one or more sentiments associated with the audio content. The technique then generates an output presentation that includes the image(s), which it provides to one or more display devices for display thereat. The output presentation serves as a summary of salient semantic and sentiment-related characteristics of the audio content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Li Huang, Houdong Hu, Congyong Su
  • Patent number: 10893036
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to messaging user interfaces. The method includes displaying a messaging session between a user of the device and a respective participant in the message session other than the user of the device in a messaging user interface, wherein the respective participant is associated with a user account of the user. While the messaging session is active, the method also includes displaying, on the display, a first credential verification affordance in the messaging user interface. The method further includes detecting one or more user inputs to authenticate with the user account. After detecting the one or more user inputs to authenticate with the user account, in accordance with a determination that the authentication with the user account was successful, the method further includes providing an indication that the user was successfully authenticated with the user account to the respective participant via the messaging user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jae Woo Chang, Marcel Van Os, Freddy A Anzures, Nicole R Ryan, Hoan Pham, Aaron Melim, Mischa Mclachlan, Tommy Rochette, Gokul Thirumalai, Scott Lopatin
  • Patent number: 10883811
    Abstract: A mobile device for determining a handling condition of the mobile device and a method of use thereof. One embodiment of the mobile device includes: at least one left capacitive proximity sensor disposed on a left side of the mobile device and operable to detect a hold condition, at least one right capacitive proximity sensor disposed on a right side of the mobile device and operable to detect a hold condition, an accelerometer disposed in the mobile device and operable to detect an orientation of the mobile device, an ambient light proximity sensor disposed in the mobile device and operable to detect a proximity of a user's head, and a processor operable to execute an application configured to gain access to and employ the hold condition, the orientation, and the proximity of the user's head to determine a handling condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert McCarthy, Ping Shi, Navid Nader, Vinh Vo, Vijayakumar Krishnamurthy
  • Patent number: 10878383
    Abstract: A relationship management system and method are configured to enable a user to manage a relationship with their contacts from the initial interaction through the life cycle of a transaction or relationship and beyond. For example, a relationship management system may record and sort all communications (for example, phone calls, text messages, and emails) into a contact's profile, empowering a user to easily see the entire relationship at a glance. Moreover, using actionable business intelligence, an exemplary relationship management system may utilize a workflow engine to send notifications, schedule tasks, and allow users to see reports, thus allowing a user to increase productivity and save time. Exemplary relationship management systems are configured for use in the multi-family housing industry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: LEASEHAWK, LLC
    Inventor: Michael E. Mueller
  • Patent number: 10880704
    Abstract: A method capable of enhancing a user's acceptance of a received message, a message application program for performing the method, and a user terminal performing the method. The method of exposing received messages is a method performed by a message application program running on a user terminal. The method comprises receiving a message, and displaying the message if the current state of the user terminal satisfies a condition included in an exposure rule. After the message application program receives the message, the message application program displays the message only when the current state of the terminal satisfies the condition included in the exposure rule, thereby increasing the acceptance of the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: NHN Entertainment Corporation
    Inventor: Dong Wook Kim
  • Patent number: 10880681
    Abstract: A terminal device obtains grid location information relating to a cell of a predetermined grid in which the terminal device is located. The terminal device then calculates a message integrity code based on the grid location information and transmits a proximity service discovery message. The discovery message includes the calculated message integrity code and does not include the grid location information. A second terminal device receives the proximity service discovery message. The second terminal device then obtains grid location information relating to at least one cell of a predetermined grid within a predetermined distance of a location of the second terminal device, calculates at least one message integrity code based on the grid location information, and determines whether a calculated message integrity code matches the message integrity code in the received discovery message. The second terminal device then acts on the received discovery message only if there is a match.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Noamen Ben Henda, Vesa Lehtovirta, Katharina Pfeffer, Shabnam Sultana, Vesa Torvinen, Monica Wifvesson
  • Patent number: 10880732
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the present disclosure, a method and technique for caller authentication is disclosed. The method includes, responsive to receiving a call from a telephone unit, identifying a received encrypted identification object having information associated with an identity of a caller placing the call. A telephone number corresponding to the caller is identified and a decryption key associated with the call is generated by combining the telephone number with a decryption code. The identification object is decrypted using the generated decryption key and an identity of the caller placing the call from the second telephone unit is verified based on the decrypted identification object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vinicio Bombacino, Antonio Di Cocco, Leonardo Lanni, Andrea Tortosa
  • Patent number: 10880773
    Abstract: A data processing method and apparatus are disclosed, and the method includes: determining a radio bearer, RB, to which a first flow is mapped changing from a first RB to a second RB; and sending end indication information. Data packet disorder can be avoided by said method and apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qufang Huang, Mingzeng Dai, Lifeng Han, Qinghai Zeng
  • Patent number: 10880700
    Abstract: A radio terminal (1) is configured to transmit data using a first communication architecture type, in response to an occurrence of a request for specific data transmission when the radio terminal (1) has already been configured by a network (3) to use a second communication architecture type. This contributes to, for example, when the radio terminal has already been configured by the network to use the second communication architecture type that involves suspension and resumption of an RRC connection, facilitating effectively performing communication according to the first communication architecture type that involves data transmission over a control plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hisashi Futaki, Sadafuku Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10872485
    Abstract: A communication system for managing usage rights to a vehicle, having a vehicle which includes a communication module inside the vehicle, a mobile terminal, and an electronic vehicle key which communicates with the communication module inside the vehicle and with the mobile terminal and allocates usage rights for the vehicle. Allocation of usage rights for the vehicle, which are carried out by the electronic vehicle key, are controlled by the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Volkswagen AG
    Inventors: Hendrik Decke, André Oberschachtsiek
  • Patent number: 10869315
    Abstract: A network architecture is disclosed with support for location services (LCS). A radio access network (RAN) node receives a registration request from a user equipment (UE), indicating that the UE supports a ranging based location service session. The RAN node further receives an internal identifier (ID) for identifying information associated with the UE in communication between the RAN node and a core network during the ranging based location service session. The RAN node allocates radio resources to the UE for performing a ranging operation involving a plurality of devices including the UE, and associates the radio resources with the internal ID of the UE for identifying location results. Then the RAN node informs the UE of the radio resources allocated for the ranging operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Hong Cheng, Sudhir Kumar Baghel, Michaela Vanderveen, Zhibin Wu
  • Patent number: 10862835
    Abstract: Disclosed are media attachment systems to enable a user to embed a first media item with a link to a second media item, and distribute the first media item in a message to one or more recipient client devices. For example, the first media item may include a picture or video captured by a user at a client device. The user may generate a message that includes the first media item. In response, a media attachment system may cause display of an interface at the client device that includes an option to attach an address to a second media item to the message. For example, the second media item may include a web page, social media post, picture, or video identified by an address such as a Uniform Resource Locator (URL).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Newar Husam Al Majid, Jesse Chand
  • Patent number: 10862986
    Abstract: A device and method for adjusting data communications in presence systems is provided. For a given communication device, of a plurality of communication devices, a controller of server determines a number of the plurality of communication devices that are actively watching presence data associated with the given communication device. Based on the number, the controller adjusts data communications of the given communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Mrowiec, Mariusz R. Wawrowski
  • Patent number: 10863323
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for correlating delivery receipt (DLR) messages with short message service (SMS) messages sent in an application-to-person (A2P) manner through a messaging network comprising multiple data centers. SMS and DLR messages are received and stored into a correlator comprising a local and a global storage area. It is then determined whether a received DLR message corresponds to a received SMS message within a local timeout period associated with the received SMS message. When corresponding DLR and SMS messages have been received they are correlated and the DLR message is sent to the sending SMS client. When corresponding DLR and SMS messages have not been received the location of a global storage area of a correlator in a data center where the DLR and SMS messages are intended to be stored is derived.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Bandwidth, Inc.
    Inventors: Syed Mohsin Reza Zaidi, Bryan C. Turner, Alan Woodrow Bevier, Jeremy Howard
  • Patent number: 10853736
    Abstract: A method can include determining, based on learned parameter values, an intrinsic interest and an affinity for the user to be influenced to visit the website, determining, using the learned parameter values, intrinsic interest, and affinity for the user to be influenced to visit the website, a first probability indicating a likelihood that the user will, in response to viewing a badge notification, turn off notifications or delete an app and a second probability indicating a likelihood that the user will, in response to viewing the badge notification on the app, visit a website, in response to determining the second probability is greater than a threshold larger than the first probability, causing the app to include the badge notification when displayed on the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jinyun Yan, Peng Du, Shaunak Chatterjee, Shipeng Yu
  • Patent number: 10853510
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method for an electronic device. The method receives, through a communication address, an invitation to access a shared data asset via a cloud services platform. When the communication address is not associated with any account on the cloud services platform, the method identifies whether the device is associated with a cloud services account. When the device is associated with a cloud services account, the method prompts for input of a password for the cloud services account in order for the communication address to be associated with the cloud services account and for access to be enabled to the shared data asset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Olivier Bonnet, Van Hong
  • Patent number: 10848613
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods that generate and send interactive elements to a plurality of wearable electronic devices are discussed. One or more mobile applications and one or more remote backend servers may cooperate to send information in the interactive elements to the instances of the time synchronous application resident in their wearable electronic device in order to bring different types of content such as timely and relevant data, events, and notifications to a user of that wearable electronic device without the user's intervention to actively retrieve the different types of content. The interactive elements may be generated and sent from any of i) a public application programming interface hosted on a server, ii) one or more mobile applications resident on one or more mobile computing devices, and iii) one or more remote backend servers. In addition, these sources may merely send content and commands for the interactive elements to the public application programming interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: François Olivier Baldassari, Liron Mordechai Damir, Tyler James Hoffman, Megan Elisabeth Knight, Henry Levak, Itai Vonshak
  • Patent number: 10848893
    Abstract: A method assists in playing sound of a graphical representation for an electronic communication between a first person with a first portable electronic device (PED) to a second person with a second PED. The method displays a first visual indication that when selected plays the sound of the graphical representation in stereo or mono sound and a second visual indication that when selected plays the sound of the graphical representation in binaural sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventor: Philip Scott Lyren