Auxiliary Data Signaling (e.g., Short Message Service (sms)) Patents (Class 455/466)
  • Patent number: 11687972
    Abstract: A method and a system include receiving an alert enrollment request based on a user selection from a mobile device of a user, the mobile device corresponding to a communication endpoint identifier; generating a user interface element that corresponds to a confirmation of an option to initiating a communication channel; in response to receiving an indication of the confirmation, initiating the communication channel via the mobile device; and transmitting an invitation of a survey communication through the communication channel, the survey communication including an identity verification request associated with a selected phrase to be repeated by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: EBAY INC.
    Inventor: George Vincent Friborg, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11689420
    Abstract: The techniques described herein relate to methods that include: obtaining criteria for a mobile network deployment; selecting a server configuration template for a server configuration based upon the criteria; generating the server configuration for the mobile network deployment based upon the server configuration template; validating the server configuration to ensure the criteria are met by the mobile network deployment of the server configuration; deploying the server configuration as the mobile network deployment; obtaining key performance indicators from the mobile network deployment; updating the mobile network deployment in response to obtaining the key performance indicators; and updating the server configuration template in response to obtaining the key performance indicators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Inventors: Anupam Divesh, Xuejie Zhang, Mahe Kishan Korukonda, Niraj R. Londhe
  • Patent number: 11682075
    Abstract: Systems and methods for processing items in a queue, a system including one or more memory devices storing instructions and one or more processors configured to execute the instructions to perform operations including: analyzing training data to build a predictive model; applying the predictive model to items in a queue to determine scores of the items based on respective probabilities of an entity completing an action for each item; listing the items, sorted by the scores, in a first display view; identifying a first and a second item, respectively having highest and next highest scores; grouping, with each of the first and second items, items that satisfy a grouping condition based on characteristic information of the items; and listing the groups of items including the first and second items, sorted based on the scores of the first and second items, in a second display view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Inventors: Drake R. Sanderson, Thomas Busath, Sarita Ayyalasomayajula, Taylor Geron, Jaiden Gerig
  • Patent number: 11677638
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media for message routing optimization. The message routing optimization system receives requests to transmit messages to recipient devices. The message routing optimization system determines whether to allocate the messages to an optimal routing provider or a secondary routing provider. The message routing optimization ranks the set of routing providers based on a conversion rate index and determines the optimal routing and secondary routing providers based on the ranking. The message routing optimization system allocates messages to the selected routing providers to be delivered to their intended recipients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: Twilio Inc.
    Inventors: Jamie O'Shaughnessy, Riivo Kikas, Kaarel Kitsemets
  • Patent number: 11676438
    Abstract: A charger for an electronic nicotine delivery systems (“ENDS”) device, which may include aerosol delivery devices provides functionality for authentication, including age verification. Such devices may be restricted based on age or other factors that require some form of authentication, verification, and/or identification to satisfy the restriction. The accessory or charger may provide or connect with a verification system for confirming an age of a user. If the authentication or verification is not satisfied, the charger or accessory will not charge the device, rendering it unusable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Inventors: Sawyer Hubbard, Leigh Ann Joyce, Jared Aller, Jake Novak, Sean Daugherty
  • Patent number: 11677707
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to various configurations or methods of displaying push information such as a number or a substance of push information which is received by an app implemented to a data processing terminal such as a smartphone. More particularly, this disclosure relates to various methods of creating and using (1) an unread content which a sender selects a user as a labeled receiver but the user has not yet confirmed or read), and (2) a labeled icon badge which can represent a number of such unread labeled contents or a substance of such labeled contents. This disclosure also relates to various methods of creating and using a labeled icon badge which can distinguish a labeled content from an unlabeled content, where the labeled content is the one with more need for a user to confirm and where the unlabeled content is the one with less need for a user to confirm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Inventors: Jae kyu Lee, Youngtack Shim, Jae lark Jung
  • Patent number: 11657136
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments relate to systems and methods for securely associating an application installation with an account of a service. The computer implemented method may include an inviting device with authenticated access to an account provided by a service having data stored therein. An invite code may be generated in response to a request to enable another device to have access to the service account without identifying the other device. The inviting device may provide the invite code to an invited device. The disclosed embodiments enable an inviting device to provide secure and convenient authenticated account access to multiple devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Bitstrata Systems Inc.
    Inventor: Ian Robert Meier
  • Patent number: 11659373
    Abstract: A method, computer-readable medium, and apparatus for transmitting a unicast message comprising a message content of a wireless emergency alert message to an endpoint device that did not receive the wireless emergency alert message are disclosed. For example, a processing system of a cellular network including at least one processor may receive a request to broadcast a wireless emergency alert message, where the request comprises an alert area and a message content, broadcast the wireless emergency alert message in the alert area, where the wireless emergency alert message includes the message content, obtain a notification that a first endpoint device did not receive the wireless emergency alert message, and transmit a unicast message comprising the message content to the first endpoint device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Sreejith Menon
  • Patent number: 11651400
    Abstract: Systems and methods for authenticating access to multiple data stores substantially in real-time are disclosed. The system may include a server coupled to a network, a client device in communication with the server via the network and a plurality of data stores. The server may authenticate access to the data stores and forward information from those stores to the client device. An exemplary authentication method may include receipt of a request for access to data. Information concerning access to that data is stored and associated with an identifier assigned to a client device. If the identifier is found to correspond to the stored information during a future request for access to the store, access to that store is granted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Inventors: Jay Sutaria, Brian Daniel Gustafson, Robert Paul van Gent, Ruth Lin, David Merriwether, Parvinder Sawhney
  • Patent number: 11647479
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems and methods for measuring signal strength emitted by a wireless portable device to determine the location of the wireless portable device. The wireless portable device may be located within a designated geographical location, premise or facility. The measurement involves two levels of transmissions. A first level involves a user's wireless portable device receiving signals from a plurality of beacons in the vicinity. The second level involves transmission of repeater signals from a mesh network. The payload of these signals, which may include a duress signal, includes the strength of the received beacon signals, so that when the duress signal is received by a controller, the signal strengths of both levels/types of transmissions can be determined. This two-level collection of signals is then processed by a neural network which have been previously trained to classify the signal collections into precise locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: CAUZWAY, LLC
    Inventors: David L. Nelson, Richard H. Spellman
  • Patent number: 11647381
    Abstract: CN (200) acquires from UE (50) UE Capability ID of UE Capability that indicates capability of the UE (50), and manages the UE Capability and the UE Capability ID by associating them with each other. The CN (200) transmits to gNB (100) Initial Context Setup Request as an instruction to acquire the UE Capability based on the acquired UE Capability ID and the UE Capability managed by the CN (200).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Wuri Andarmawanti Hapsari, Hideaki Takahashi, Anil Umesh, Kenji Kai
  • Patent number: 11637795
    Abstract: Techniques for templated messages are described. In one embodiment, an apparatus may comprise a messaging component operative to receive a templated-message package at a client, the templated-message package comprising a message-template identifier and one or more parameters; retrieve a message template based on the message-template identifier; and generate a templated message based on the retrieved message template and the one or more parameters; and a user interface component operative to display the templated message in the client. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: WhatsApp LLC
    Inventors: Vicki Wancheng Lee, Christopher Julian Peiffer
  • Patent number: 11632656
    Abstract: The present invention includes a system for providing a mobile-based crowdsourcing platform configured to provide an intuitive and semi-automated means of collecting and managing user-driven data by leveraging text messages. The crowdsourcing platform is configured to leverage a Short Message Service (SMS) communication system for generating and transmitting command text messages to mobile devices of users of the service. The command text messages essentially elicit or otherwise train/educate the user's mobile device to automatically transmit requested data back to the crowdsourcing platform, the requested data including the location or position of the user within a given environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: CrowdComfort, Inc.
    Inventors: Abdullah Daoud, B. Eric Graham
  • Patent number: 11625383
    Abstract: In order to solve a problem of conventional information processing apparatuses in that effort and time are required to check relationships between business cards and anti-social forces, and the check result is likely to be different for each person in charge, an information processing apparatus includes: a business card information accepting unit that accepts business card information regarding a business card; an anti-social information acquiring unit that searches for information regarding an anti-social force contained in an anti-social check database, using an identifier regarding the business card information accepted by the business card information accepting unit, thereby acquiring anti-social information based on a search result; and a relationship information output unit that outputs relationship information indicating a relationship between the business card and the anti-social force based on the acquired anti-social information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: Sansan, Inc.
    Inventors: Masamune Onaka, Kazushige Morimoto
  • Patent number: 11606335
    Abstract: Access control systems and methods herein successfully overcome ACL group width limitations of existing designs by splitting an ACL group across different units, e.g., to create two ACL groups that each has a relatively smaller width. In embodiments, availability of ACL space is increased by hierarchically splitting an ACL table to fit into different two coupled devices and modifying certain fields carrying metadata in packets that are exchanged between the devices, such that one chipset may carry information about the lookup of another. In embodiments, an ACL group for a port extender is created by selectively creating a sub-group with qualifiers that fit within an available group width, and moving the remaining qualifiers to a controlling bridge to achieve the desired functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: DELL PRODUCTS L.P.
    Inventors: Sudharsan Dhamal Gopalarathnam, Avinash Natarajan
  • Patent number: 11601393
    Abstract: Methods are provided in which a domain name system (DNS) service obtains a lookup request for information about a source of a traffic flow being transmitted to a network resource external of a service cluster and performs, based on the lookup request, a lookup operation for a microservice that is the source of the traffic flow, among a plurality of microservices of the service cluster registered with the DNS service. The methods further include providing information about the microservice based on the lookup operation. The information includes at least a name of the microservice for visibility of the microservice external of the service cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Inventors: Thomas Szigeti, David John Zacks, Akram Ismail Sheriff, Guy Keinan, Walter T. Hulick, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11601387
    Abstract: A method and system for combining subsequent data in a communication stream including receiving an indication of a selection of a first image in a communication thread and identifying a user attribute setting associated with the first user. Based on one or more composite image generation rules, the method includes determining that the selected first image is compatible for converting into a composite image. The method further includes accessing a user attribute setting associated with a second user and generating the composite image based on the selected first image and the user attribute settings of the first and second users. The generated composite image is then caused to be displayed in the communication thread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Samuel Robert Cundall, Nicolas Gunnar Alexander Nuzzaci
  • Patent number: 11595329
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions with and between computers in content searching, hosting and/or providing systems supported by or configured with devices, servers and/or platforms. The disclosed systems and methods provide a novel framework for providing users with electronic retrieval capabilities that are activated upon the users' determined locations respective to real-world locations associated with a message providing entity. The disclosed technology combines the previously separate systems of mail extraction, geo-fencing and content delivery (e.g., notification) into a single system that efficiently manages a user's inbox in order to provide the user with content the user has expressly indicated is of interest to that user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: YAHOO ASSETS LLC
    Inventors: Selena Shang, Anand Tolani, Danny Espinoza, Nandaja Ananthanarayanan, Venugopal Kemthur, Joshua Robert Russell Jacobson
  • Patent number: 11583794
    Abstract: Data relating to the status of a vehicle, an internal combustion engine powering the vehicle, and various filtration systems that provide filtered fluid to the vehicle and/or internal combustion engine is generated or gathered by an engine control module and a filtration monitoring system. The engine control module and the filtration monitoring system provide the data to a telematics system for transmitting the data to a remote data center (e.g., a cloud computing system, a remote diagnostics system, a maintenance system, etc.). Depending on an availability of a cellular data connection, the data is either sent directly to the remote data center via a network, or indirectly by first transmitting the data over a local connection to an operator device (e.g., a smartphone), which then sends the data to the remote data center once a connection to the network is available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: Cummins Filtration IP, Inc.
    Inventors: Abhijeet Vaidya, Erica C. Clark-Heinrich, Amit Dhingra, Bharadwaj R. Prabhala
  • Patent number: 11587060
    Abstract: A method disclosed herein provides for pushing messages to a mobile communications device. An application on the mobile communications receives a pushed message including a set of instructions which when executed cause the mobile communications device to connect to an application server associated with the application executing on the mobile communications device. The pushed message is sent to the mobile communications device by a push mechanism that is one of a plurality of push mechanisms selected by a push service system in response to the push service system receiving a message send request from the application server. Once the mobile communications device is connected to the application server, the mobile communications device receives information messages from the application server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: LOOKOUT, INC.
    Inventors: Ariel Salomon, Kevin Patrick Mahaffey
  • Patent number: 11588771
    Abstract: A messaging platform may send, based on a query, information identifying one or more virtual assistants to a user device. The messaging platform may receive, from the user device, a response identifying a particular virtual assistant, of the one or more virtual assistants, wherein the virtual assistant is associated with an organization. The monitoring platform may send, to the user device, information related to the particular virtual assistant and may communicate, via the particular virtual assistant, with the user device via a rich communications services (RCS) communication session. The messaging platform may receive, from another device associated with the organization, a request to communicate with the user device and may convert the request into an RCS message. The messaging platform may send, via a server device, the RCS message to the user device to allow the user device to perform one or more actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Yousef Abdelmalek, Sethumadhav Bendi, Hesham Elbatouti
  • Patent number: 11582587
    Abstract: A system and method of managing messages in a telecommunications network comprises: transmitting the first SMS message to a wireless device, the first SMS message including a first acknowledgement request and a content processing request; determining whether a first acknowledgement has been received from the wireless device in response to the first acknowledgement request within a first predetermined time period; in response to a determination that the first acknowledgement has not been received within the first predetermined time period: transmitting a second SMS message to the wireless device, the second SMS message including a second acknowledgement request and a content non-processing request; determining whether a second acknowledgement has been received from the wireless device in response to the second acknowledgement request; and in response to a determination that the second acknowledgement has been received within a second predetermined time period, retransmitting the first SMS message to the wirele
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: T-Mobile Innovations LLC
    Inventor: Ayman Zaki
  • Patent number: 11569893
    Abstract: A beam selection system that includes a memory operably connected to processing circuitry. The memory configured to store instructions that request call control information from a device; receive a plurality of user equipment (UE) trajectories and parameters from the device; predict with a first artificial intelligence (AI) engine a plurality of beam patterns within a beam index at a plurality of nodes corresponding with a predicted UE location based on the plurality of UE trajectories and parameters of each UE; transmit the plurality of predicted beam patterns to the plurality of nodes corresponding with a corresponding UE of a plurality of UEs; receive a plurality of UE selected beam patterns from the plurality of nodes; train a second AI engine based the plurality of UE selected beam patterns. The processing circuitry is further configured to update the first AI engine based on learned results from the second AI engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Dheeraj Kotagiri, Eiji Takahashi, Takeo Onishi
  • Patent number: 11563516
    Abstract: Methods and systems for operation in a wireless communication system are provided. A first transmission may be initiated using at least a first portion of physical layer resources. A second transmission may be initiated using at least a second portion of the same physical layer resources. The first transmission may be any one of a puncturing transmission, interfering transmission, delay-sensitive transmission, or short transmission. The second transmission may be an on-going transmission or a long transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: IDAC Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Marinier, Ghyslain Pelletier, Benoit Pelletier
  • Patent number: 11556230
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a device determines a current context of a plurality of terms, in accordance with a determination that the current context is a first context, selects one or more terms in the plurality of terms based on a first word list as actionable terms, and in accordance with a determination that the current context is a second context, different from the first context, selects one or more terms in the plurality of terms as actionable terms based on a second word list, different from the first word list. In some embodiments, the device displays the plurality of terms, wherein one or more of the actionable terms are visually distinguished from other terms. In some embodiments, a device obtains related content associated with the actionable terms, and after obtaining the related content, concurrently displays a representation of the related content along with the plurality of terms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Marcel Van Os
  • Patent number: 11558527
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor configured to select a plug-in related to a function of the information processing apparatus, the plug-in being used to expand a function executed by an apparatus, from an aggregated plug-in in which plug-ins for each of a plural functions are aggregated, and expand the function by using the plug-in.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Yujiro Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11553438
    Abstract: Various schemes pertaining to encoding and transmit power control for downsized trigger-based (TB) physical-layer protocol data unit (PPDU) transmissions in next-generation WLAN systems are described. A station (STA) receives a trigger frame indicating an allocated resource unit (RU) of a first size. The STA performs channel sensing responsive to receiving the trigger frame. In response to detecting at least one subchannel being busy from the channel sensing, the STA performs a downsized trigger-based (TB) transmission with a downsized RU or multi-RU (MRU) of a second size smaller than the first size by utilizing downsized RU or MRU allocation information while maintaining a value of each of one or more parameters unchanged in an encoding process to perform the downsized TB transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: MediaTek Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Shengquan Hu, Jianhan Liu, Thomas Edward Pare
  • Patent number: 11546460
    Abstract: A terminal device acquires a displayable advertisement. The terminal device displays, based on determination that an output mode of a voice of a person on the other end of the line is a first mode in which the voice is output from an output device different from an earpiece, the acquired advertisement on a display within an invitation period during which a called party is being invited to answer an incoming call because of the terminal device transmitting information to make the call. The terminal device prevents, based on determination that the output mode is a second mode in which the voice is output from the earpiece, the advertisement from being displayed on the display within the invitation period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Rakuten Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Saki Shirai
  • Patent number: 11546739
    Abstract: Aspects of this disclosure are directed to a method of routing text messages to subscribers of toll-free numbers using the toll-free exchange. Typically, an originating texter will draft a text message, using, for example, an SMS component of a cellular phone to a toll-free subscriber. In an aspect of the present disclosure, the text message is sent to the originating texter's service provider, which then routes the text message to the toll-free exchange. The toll-free exchange looks up the RESPORG ID associated with the ten-digit toll-free number, and the RESPORG ID is used for text message routing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Teliax Technology LLC
    Inventor: David Aldworth
  • Patent number: 11546282
    Abstract: A system and method for postponing an electronic message displayed for a user of a computing device. Postponement options are displayed for the user. Display of the electronic message at the computing device is inhibited based on received user input. One option enables a user to repeat the most recently selected postponement option. Another option postpones the electronic message until the computing device is at a user-designated location. Some postponement options are generated according to context of the electronic message, such as the content of the electronic message, the date or time when the user requested the postponement, or prior history of user-selected postponements. Some options are based on a sampling of postponement options selected by a plurality of users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Vijay Umapathy, Xander Pollock, Ryan Proch, Taylor Kourim, Liam Asher Segel-Brown, Ryan James Fioravanti, Michael Christopher Joseph Landry, Shalini Agarwal
  • Patent number: 11539647
    Abstract: Techniques are described that provide a gallery of media files via a messaging application. The messaging application may include one or more messaging threads between a user and one or more other users. The user may share a media file with another user via a message associated with a message thread. The media files may include photographs, videos, links, screenshots, documents, graphic interchange format (GIF) images, and other media content shared between a user and one or more other users. A communication platform may determine that the message includes a media file and may associate the media file with media galleries associated with the user and the other user. The media galleries may enable both users to easily access shared media content and to quickly identify a particular media files of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Meta Platforms, Inc.
    Inventors: Farbound Tai, Wing Mei Cheramie Cheung, David Marc Cohen, Andrew Suciu
  • Patent number: 11539757
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and storage media for providing interoperability for advanced messaging features between RCS and proprietary messaging platforms are disclosed. Exemplary implementations may: register a user of a messaging platform with an external network; associate the user with an identifier of the external network; configure an adapter to receive notifications from the identifier of the external network via a subscription; and receive, via the adapter at the messaging platform, the notifications addressed to the identifier of the external network based on the subscription.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Fuze, Inc.
    Inventor: Aaron Evans
  • Patent number: 11537642
    Abstract: Method, system, and programs for determining a keyword from user agent strings are disclosed. In one example, a plurality of user agent strings is received. The plurality of user agent strings is grouped into one or more clusters. The one or more clusters comprise a first cluster that includes two or more user agent strings. The two or more user agent strings in the first cluster are compared. Based on the comparing, a keyword is determined from the first cluster. The keyword represents a type of user agent information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: YAHOO ASSETS LLC
    Inventors: Ling Zhu, Min He, Fei Yu, Minzhang Wei
  • Patent number: 11539649
    Abstract: Provided is a group-based communication interface configured to allow members of the interface to communicate within group-based communication channels. The group-based communication interface is configured to relegate selected group-based messaging communications to a separate display pane, where additional messaging communications can be received, thereby maintaining a focused selected group-based communication channel. The selected group-based communication channel is updated to indicate that the selected group-based messaging communications was relegated to a separate display pane, informing the channel members while also allowing the channel members to access the separate display pane if desired. Accordingly, the selected group-based communication interface provides for efficient and focused group-based communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Salesforce, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Rosania, Milo Watanabe, Daniel Stewart Butterfield, Neil Walker, Patrick Kane, Hubert Florin, Wayne Fan
  • Patent number: 11516627
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication method and system for converging a 5th-Generation (5G) communication system for supporting higher data rates beyond a 4th-Generation (4G) system with a technology for Internet of Things (IoT). The present disclosure may be applied to intelligent services based on the 5G communication technology and the IoT-related technology, such as smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car, connected car, health care, digital education, smart retail, security and safety services. And a method, user equipment (UE) and telecommunication network are provided. The method of managing short message service (SMS) functionality in a UE operable with a telecommunication network includes informing, by the network, the of a change in an SMS subscription status for the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Inventor: Ricky Kaura
  • Patent number: 11510045
    Abstract: A method for an enhanced initiation and/or routing of an emergency session in a packet switched communication system includes: determining or defining—by a mobile communication device or by means of the mobile communication device—of personal communication ability information and/or personal medical condition information of a user of the mobile communication device; and initiating the emergency session by using the mobile communication device. Initiating the emergency session comprises transmitting an emergency message, via a packet switched connection of the mobile communication device, to the packet switched communication system. The personal communication ability information and/or the personal medical condition information is part of the emergency message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Inventors: Martin Buechter, Norbert Esseling, Reinhard Lauster
  • Patent number: 11510024
    Abstract: A method, device, and non-transitory computer-readable medium provide for provisioning a geo-fence for a fixed wireless access (FWA) device installed at a designated service address to enable an end device to access network services via a first radio access network (RAN); determining a location of the FWA device relative to the geo-fence based on signaling from the end device; managing the access to the network service for the network session based on a determination of the FWA device's location relative to the geo-fence; and generating instructions related to the managing of the access to the network services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Samirkumar Patel, Andrew E. Youtz
  • Patent number: 11507956
    Abstract: A system for alerting a user of undesired components in purchase items is provided. The system comprises receiving a list of undesired components of purchased items, and defining an alert to a user of an undesired component in a purchased item, the alert comprising an alert timing configuration and an undesired component identification. The system further comprises receiving a notice that the user purchased an item, determining whether a listing of the purchased item has been automatically collected, and generating a list of components of the purchased item when the purchased item listing has been automatically collected, and obtaining from the user the list of components of the purchased item when the purchased item listing has not been automatically collected. The system further determines whether the purchased item contains an undesired component, and upon determining that the purchased item contains art undesired component, sends the alert to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Joshua Edwards, Latika Gulati, Rajko Ilincic
  • Patent number: 11503437
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for multicast-broadcast service (MBS) deactivation and/or activation are provided. One method may include receiving, at a multicast-broadcast session management entity, a multicast-broadcast service (MBS) session setup message, from at least one management entity, comprising at least one of an identifier of at least one network node requesting setup of the multicast-broadcast service (MBS) session and an identifier of the at least one management entity. The method may also include storing, at the multicast-broadcast management entity, at least one of the identifier of the at least one network node, the identifier of the at least one management entity, or an identifier of a region of the at least one management entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Inventors: Philippe Godin, Horst Thomas Belling, David Navrátil
  • Patent number: 11494072
    Abstract: An electronic device with a touch-sensitive surface and display can execute a messaging application. In the messaging application, swipe options can be displayed for messages and threads. Swipe options correspond to actions that can be taken on the messages or threads. Messages and threads can be associated with notification rules as well as be ignored. Composition interfaces and messages can be displayed simultaneously in the messaging application. The messaging application can display a conversation view of a message thread with a common header that can include subject information and names of participants in the threads. The messaging application allows for adding and removing participants to the conversation view. The messaging application allows for grouping search results from a search of messages using a search term. The grouping can be based on the location of the search term within the messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Y. Yang, Stephen O. Lemay, Tiffany S. Jon, Mohammed N. Jisrawi, Cristobal Baray, Chanaka G. Karunamuni
  • Patent number: 11489798
    Abstract: Provided is a method performed by a computer apparatus for providing a multimedia message including receiving a request for transmitting a multimedia message to a receiver terminal from a sender terminal, determining a first context by analyzing first contextual information collected from each of the sender terminal and the receiver terminal, determining a first type of data to be received from the sender terminal and a second type of data to be transmitted to the receiver terminal based on the determined first context, both the first type of data and the second type of data being based on original multimedia data included in the multimedia message, and processing the request for transmitting the multimedia message by receiving the determined first type of data from the sender terminal, and transmitting the determined second type of data to the receiver terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Inventor: Hyukjae Jang
  • Patent number: 11490219
    Abstract: Enhancements of and to cell phone operations are based in whole or in part on determining the location of the cell phone. Systems and methods select and determine locations or areas of importance or relevance, and based on that information and other programmed factors affect or alter the operations of the cell phone. While the systems and methods are illustrated by use of cell phone embodiments and applications, they are equally applicable to virtually any portable or mobile communication device, including for example, wireless laptop computers and PDAs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: ReSight, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Konicek, Steven G. Lisa
  • Patent number: 11483269
    Abstract: In some implementations, a method may involve determining, by a computing system, that a first message sent by a system of record for delivery to a client device is indicative of a first action that can be taken with respect to the system of record. The computing system may determine at least one user interface (UI) element that is selectable to cause the system of record to take the first action, and may generate, based at least in part on the first message being indicative of the first action, at least one command that causes the client device to present the at least one UI element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Shruthi U, Aayush Agarwal
  • Patent number: 11477299
    Abstract: A method is provided for conditional implementation of a service on an object connected to a local area network. The implementation of the service is associated on the object with at least one location datum. The method includes the following acts performed on the object: receiving a request to implement the service from a first terminal, the request including at least the identifier of the service and the identifier of the terminal; receiving a message including at least one location datum of the first terminal; comparing the location datum of the first terminal with the location datum associated with the implementation of the service; and, as a function of the results of the comparison, implementing the service on the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Orange
    Inventors: Simon Gloanec, Herve Marchand
  • Patent number: 11470087
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the present application, provided is an access management method of an access control device, comprising the steps of: receiving, from a user terminal, a first advertising packet including open authentication information; generating a key on the basis of at least a first random key; confirming the open authentication information on the basis of the generated key; and determining the opening of a door on the basis of the open authentication information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: SUPREMA INC.
    Inventors: Seong Bin Choi, Young Soo Moon
  • Patent number: 11457107
    Abstract: Provided are an unread-message reminding method and apparatus, a terminal device and a storage medium. The method includes displaying, in response to receiving an activation instruction of a session interface and in a case where an unread message is present on the session interface, an unread-message reminder icon on the session interface; skipping, in response to receiving a trigger instruction of the unread-message reminder icon, to a corresponding unread message for a user to read; and updating, in real time and according to a session message received by the session interface in real time and an unread-message reading state, the unread-message reminder icon displayed on the session interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Inventor: Zhenxing Luo
  • Patent number: 11455342
    Abstract: An example method comprising receiving volunteer information, receiving service opportunity information, generate a query based on at least some of the volunteer information to identify one or more service opportunities, searching, using the query based on at least some of the volunteer information, to identify the one or more service opportunities from the service opportunity information, providing a first list of service opportunities based on the one or more service opportunities that were identified based on the search, receiving a selection of a service opportunity from the list of service opportunities, scheduling a volunteer associated with the volunteer system for service associated with the selected service opportunity, notifying at least one of the unrelated service opportunity systems associated with the selected service opportunity, receiving an indication of completion of the selected service opportunity and an indication of the volunteer's participation in the selected service opportunity, and u
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Inventors: Gary David Acheatel, Jack Willem Stull, Mark Grant Soloway
  • Patent number: 11457336
    Abstract: This disclosure is related to a procedure of selecting an access stratum to send MT SMS when the UE (100) is registered to the core network via more than one access network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Inventors: Kundan Tiwari, Toshiyuki Tamura
  • Patent number: 11449120
    Abstract: Systems and methods for centralized power management of wireless user devices are disclosed. In embodiments, a method comprises: monitoring, by a computing device, battery charge levels for remote user devices; identifying, by the computing device, that a battery charge level of a first user device of the remote user devices is below a predetermined threshold value based on the monitoring; identifying, by the computing device, at least one in-use device from the remote user devices based on real-time data indicating that the at least one in-use device is in use by a user; and sending, by the computing device, an alert to the at least one in-use device based on the identifying the at least one in-use device, wherein the alert includes information about the first user device and information regarding the battery charge level of the first device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: KYNDRYL, INC.
    Inventor: Cesar Augusto Rodriguez Bravo
  • Patent number: 11445398
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus and systems for configuring minimization of drive test in a wireless network with a multi-connectivity architecture are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method performed by a first wireless communication node is disclosed. The method comprises: transmitting, to a second wireless communication node, configuration information for a minimization of drive test (MDT) measurement; and receiving, from the second wireless communication node, a feedback in response to the configuration information for the MDT measurement. The first wireless communication node and the second wireless communication node are both nodes in a wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Inventors: Dapeng Li, He Huang, Yin Gao