Auxiliary Data Signaling (e.g., Short Message Service (sms)) Patents (Class 455/466)
  • Patent number: 11330404
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method manage a telephone number in a terminal, which can separately manage telephone numbers, a call to each of which an attempt to originate has been made and to each of which the call has failed to be connected, and then enable a convenient attempt to re-originate a call to the telephone number. The apparatus includes: a memory including a temporary list which stores a non-connecting telephone number, to which a call has been originated and has failed to be connected; and a controller for performing a control operation so as to store a particular telephone number in the temporary list as the non-connecting telephone number, when an attempt to originate a call to the particular telephone number is made and the call fails to be connected to the particular telephone number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyung-Chun Moon, Dae-Hyun Kim
  • Patent number: 11330408
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus that effectively utilizes contexts and has the highly convenient messaging function, a method thereof and a terminal device used for message communication. The information processing apparatus includes a communication section and a control section. The communication section communicates a message between respective terminal devices used by a plurality of users. The control section acquires is a context of one or more users among the plurality of users, and controls at least one of creation or communication of message-related information including content or a format of the message on the basis of the acquired context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Negishi, Takashi Ogata, Tamotsu Ishii, Masatomo Kurata, Sota Matsuzawa
  • Patent number: 11323406
    Abstract: An email message body is processed to identify groups of characters that match patterns from a set of predefined signature data patterns. For each identified group of characters, a respective block of the email message body is reviewed to identify other groups of characters within the respective block that also match patterns from the set of predefined signature data patterns. A block score is generated for the respective block based on the groups of characters identified as matching patterns from the set of predefined signature data patterns. One of the blocks is selected based on the block scores generated for the respective blocks, and signature contact information is retrieved from the selected block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Introhive Services Inc.
    Inventors: Jody Glidden, Paul Graham, Carl Moeller, Ming Wong
  • Patent number: 11314890
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein for assembling/evaluating automated assistant responses for privacy concerns. In various implementations, a free-form natural language input may be received from a first user and may include a request for information pertaining to a second user. Multiple data sources may be identified that are accessible by an automated assistant to retrieve data associated with the second user. The multiple data sources may collectively include sufficient data to formulate a natural language response to the request. Respective privacy scores associated with the multiple data sources may be used to determine an aggregate privacy score associated with responding to the request. The natural language response may then be output at a client device operated by the first user in response to a determination that the aggregate privacy score associated with the natural language response satisfies a privacy criterion established for the second user with respect to the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Sandro Feuz, Sammy El Ghazzal
  • Patent number: 11316678
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a pre-5th-Generation (5G) or 5G communication system to be provided for supporting higher data rates Beyond 4th-Generation (4G) communication system such as Long Term Evolution (LTE). Embodiments herein provide method and system for end-to-end security over signaling plane in a mission critical data (MCData) communication system. The proposed method includes various ways of securing MCData data payload transmitted over signaling plane using short data service (SDS). The proposed method allows usage of multiple security keys to encrypt the MCData SDS message as per the requirements. Various Keys such as, signaling plane key or media plane key or a dedicated MCData data payload signaling key can be used independently or in a combination thereof to achieve the desired security context. The proposed method allows protection of all the application level components with the signaling plane security context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Rajavelsamy Rajadurai, Nishant Gupta
  • Patent number: 11310320
    Abstract: A method for Procedure Transaction Identity (PTI) error handling on 5G Session Management (5GSM) procedures is proposed. If a User Equipment (UE) receives a PDU SESSION AUTHENTICATION COMMAND or PDU SESSION AUTHENTICATION RESULT message in which the PTI value is an assigned value, the UE transmits a 5GSM STATUS message including 5GSM cause #81 “invalid PTI value”. If the UE receives a PDU SESSION ESTABLISHMENT ACCEPT or REJECT message, a PDU SESSION MODIFICATION COMMAND or REJECT message, or a PDU SESSION RELEASE COMMAND or REJECT message in which the PTI value is an unassigned value, the UE ignores the received message. If the UE receives any 5GSM message in which the PTI value is a reserved value, the UE ignores the received 5GSM message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: MediaTek INC.
    Inventors: Chien-Chun Huang-Fu, Yu-Chieh Tien
  • Patent number: 11307763
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a computer-implemented method performed at a portable electronic device with a touch screen display includes simultaneously displaying a character input area operable to display text character input and emoji character input selected by a user, a keyboard display area, and a plurality of emoji category icons. In response to detecting a gesture on a respective emoji category icon, the method also includes simultaneously displaying: a first subset of emoji character keys for the respective emoji category in the keyboard display area and a plurality of subset-sequence-indicia icons for the respective emoji category. The method also includes detecting a gesture in the keyboard display area and, in response: replacing display of the first subset of emoji character keys with display of a second subset of emoji character keys for the respective emoji category, and updating the information provided by the subset-sequence-indicia icons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bradford Allen Moore, Bas Ording, Elizabeth Caroline Cranfill, Stephen J. Chick, Kenneth Kocienda
  • Patent number: 11307036
    Abstract: A system for guiding an object using a robot is provided. The system includes a server and a robot. The server is configured to receive a request and a location of an object from a device of the object, instruct a vehicle to move to a first location based on the location of the object in response to receiving the request, obtain information about a second location related to a robot, and transmit information about the second location to the device of the object. The robot is configured to identify the object at the second location, and guide the object from the second location to the first location in response to identifying the object at the second location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Seyhan Uçar, Baik Hoh, Kentaro Oguchi
  • Patent number: 11308494
    Abstract: A system for making a remittance between persons and making payments offline, and for securely being able to conduct these transactions is disclosed. A participant terminal stores verified TX information to which is added a verified TX object, which represents a transaction (TX) and has been verified by a verifier. Each participant terminal stores unverified TX information to which is added an unverified TX object, which represents a TX and has not been verified by a verifier. When a TX arises between a first participant and a second participant, the first participant terminal and the second participant terminal mutually retain the same unverified TX object group including the unverified TX object of that TX. When the first participant terminal is online, verification of the unverified TX object is requested, and, when the verification is successful, that object is added to the verified TX information as a verified TX object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Hironori Emaru, Kei Fukuta
  • Patent number: 11310654
    Abstract: An electronic subscriber identity module (eSIM) profile delivery and activation system is disclosed comprising a user equipment that includes an eSIM, a WIFI transceiver, a radio modem, and an application. The application is configured to detect that the eSIM is not initially provisioned with an eSIM profile, and in response to the detection, request, receive, and store via the WIFI transceiver a branding information handle from an over-the-air (OTA) platform in the eSIM, and reboot the eSIM and/or the radio modem. The radio modem is configured to receive the branding information handle stored in the eSIM after reboot, determine which subscription manager data preparation (SMDP+) server to access based on the handle, and obtain and configure the eSIM profile from the SMDP+ server into the eSIM. The radio modem is subsequently rebooted and configured to communicate with a carrier specific OTA platform to finalize activation of the eSIM profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventor: Dhananjay Indurkar
  • Patent number: 11303652
    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: January 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: COGNYTE TECHNOLOGIES ISRAEL LTD
    Inventors: Ziv Katzir, Gershon Celniker, Hed Kovetz
  • Patent number: 11304244
    Abstract: A method in a SCEF is provided. The method comprises receiving a message indicating that non-IP data is to be delivered to a UE. The method further comprises retrieving information associated with a MME serving the UE. The method further comprises transmitting, to the MME, a message triggering establishment of a connection between the SCEF and the MME for delivering the non-IP data. Other devices and methods for connection establishment between MME and SCEF are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Xiaoming Li, Hui Gu, Qiong Song
  • Patent number: 11290352
    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: December 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Twilio Inc.
    Inventors: Jamie O'Shaughnessy, Riivo Kikas, Kaarel Kitsemets
  • Patent number: 11283914
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus comprises a communication unit and a controller. The communication unit acquires first information regarding another side device. The controller performs first processing based on first information in response to a transmission instruction from a user regarding a first telephone communication with the another side device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Akihito Hatanaka, Tomoki Iwaizumi, Youji Hamada, Hisae Honma, Kousuke Nagase, Tomohiro Sudou
  • Patent number: 11277364
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for sending serialized data for an interactive message comprising a first session data item to a second computing device to render the interactive message using the first session data item and display the rendered interactive message comprising a first media content item associated with a first interactive object and receiving, from the second computing device, a second media content item associated with a second interactive object of the interactive message. The systems and methods further provided for generating a second session data item for the second interactive object of the interactive message, adding the second session data item to the serialized data, and sending the serialized data to a third computing device to render the interactive message using the serialized data and display the rendered interactive message comprising the first media content item and the second media content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Grygoriy Kozhemiak, Victor Shaburov, Trevor Stephenson
  • Patent number: 11277508
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method is proposed, which comprises generating at least one SMS message, wherein the at least one SMS message comprises a predefined character pattern followed by one or several character sequences respectively corresponding to actions responsive to the at least one SMS message suggested to a user recipient of the at least one SMS message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventor: Brendan McGarvey
  • Patent number: 11265158
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a pre-5th-Generation (5G) or 5G communication system to be provided for supporting higher data rates Beyond 4th-Generation (4G) communication system such as Long Term Evolution (LTE). Embodiments herein provide method and system for end-to-end security over signaling plane in a mission critical data (MCData) communication system. The proposed method includes various ways of securing MCData data payload transmitted over signaling plane using short data service (SDS). The proposed method allows usage of multiple security keys to encrypt the MCData SDS message as per the requirements. Various Keys such as, signaling plane key or media plane key or a dedicated MCData data payload signaling key can be used independently or in a combination thereof to achieve the desired security context. The proposed method allows protection of all the application level components with the signaling plane security context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Rajavelsamy Rajadurai, Nishant Gupta
  • Patent number: 11252559
    Abstract: A telecommunication network provides telecommunication service to a user equipment (UE) and a communication device that is connected to the telecommunication network via a private branch exchange. Both the UE and the communication device utilizing a Mobile Station International Subscriber Directory Number (MSISDN) for the telecommunication service, and the telecommunication network stores a profile associating both the UE and the communication device with the MSISDN. Additionally, the telecommunication network enables communication between the communication device and a communication partner device and notifies the UE of the communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Adrian T. Synal, Shelby Seward, Vinod Ravichandran, Michele Kinsey
  • Patent number: 11249785
    Abstract: Methods and systems for a unified application notification framework are described herein. A server may receive a notification from a service provider. The service provider may be associated with an application executable on a virtual machine. The virtual machine may be part of a virtual environment that includes a user interface. The server may determine an identifier for the received notification. The identifier may indicate the application on the virtual machine associated with the service provider. The server may provide the received notification to the user interface for display to a user. The received notification may be displayed without execution of the application on the virtual machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Mingming Ren, Yue Yao
  • Patent number: 11252539
    Abstract: In order to make it possible to suppress increase in the cost of message retransmission, this message delivery device delivers a message, stores a history relating to the success or failure of the delivery to each of destinations of the message in a history storage unit, when the delivery of the message has failed, determines on the basis of the history whether to perform retransmission of the message, and when determining to perform the retransmission, performs the retransmission of the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tadayuki Oono
  • Patent number: 11246021
    Abstract: An electronic control unit includes: a first determination unit which determines whether a message received is an address claim message; a second determination unit which determines, when it is determined that the message received is an address claim message, whether a device name included in the address claim message received is a predetermined device name; and a third determination unit which performs a predefined determination process, when it is determined that the device name included in the address claim message received is the predetermined device name, and determine whether the address claim message received is an unauthorized message according to a result of the predefined determination process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kaoru Yokota, Takayuki Fujii, Akihito Takeuchi, Kou Ishii, Minehisa Nagata, Toshihisa Nakano
  • Patent number: 11237888
    Abstract: The present disclosure is related to a message processing method, which belongs to the field of information processing techniques. The message processing method includes: receiving a first request comprising a first resource identifier; determining whether the first resource identifier exists in a group resource comprising a plurality of second resource identifiers and group members corresponding to the second resource identifiers one by one; and sending the first request to other group member in the group resource than the group member corresponding to the first resource identifier when determining that the first resource identifier exists in the group resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junjie Zhao, Jing Su, Qian Zhang
  • Patent number: 11238772
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and apparatus for display processing. The apparatus can determine at least one data parameter corresponding to each of a plurality of layers in a display frame. The apparatus can also calculate a model for the at least one data parameter corresponding to each of the plurality of layers. Additionally, the apparatus can modify the model for the at least one data parameter based on one or more application use cases of the display frame. Moreover, the apparatus can implement the modified model on each of the plurality of layers in the display frame. In some aspects, the apparatus can also determine one or more composition settings for each of the plurality of layers based on the modified model. The apparatus can also apply the one or more composition settings to each of the plurality of layers based on the modified model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Srinivas Pullakavi, Dileep Marchya, Padmanabhan Komanduru V
  • Patent number: 11226735
    Abstract: An electronic device is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bang-Hyun Kwon, Jeong-Hoon Kim, Hye-Soon Jeong, Yeun-Wook Lim
  • Patent number: 11223497
    Abstract: A method and apparatus capable of forwarding notification or information related to a function, generated from a given device, to a user through a device near (or in proximity to) the user by interworking a plurality of electronic devices, are provided. An electronic device includes a communication interface and a processor. The processor is configured to obtain a first message related to notification from an external device, identify a target electronic device for notification output based on the location of a user and notification output performance of each of a plurality of electronic devices capable of communication with the electronic device, and transmit a second message related to the notification to the target electronic device so that the identified target electronic device outputs the notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yeseul Hong, Yongho Kim, Sunah Kim, Boram Lee, Taeksoo Chun
  • Patent number: 11223580
    Abstract: Providing a consistent conversational experience to a user having multiple platform devices includes assigning each of a plurality of platform specific artificial conversational entities to at least one of the multiple platform devices using a chatbot integration platform of a particular messaging platform running on each of the devices or available conversational, interaction and integration capabilities of a messaging platform running on each of the devices, determining preferences of the user regarding timing and use on the multiple platform devices, and initially selecting a conversational venue corresponding to one of the multiple platform devices and a corresponding one of the platform specific artificial conversational entities according to routing logic that uses the preferences of the user and other factors. The preferences of the user may be determined using contact information of the user and social media profiles of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Octane AI, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Parr, Megan Berry, Matt Schlicht
  • Patent number: 11223589
    Abstract: A proximity policy associated with an electronic message. e.g., an email, can be used to identify prohibited nodes in a social network data structure. The prohibited nodes are of users that are to not receive the electronic message. A graphical user interface element can be used to select a value from a range of values, where the value identifies nodes in the social network as the prohibited nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Mette F. M. Hammer, Liam Harpur, Joseph M. Jaquinta, Pauli P. O. Nurmenkari
  • Patent number: 11216997
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for displaying a historical chat record, and an electronic device includes determining a to-be-displayed chat record; obtaining display manner control information, where the display manner control information is generated based on attribute information of the to-be-displayed chat record; and displaying the to-be-displayed chat record in a display manner specified by the display manner control information, thereby displaying different to-be-displayed chat records in different display manners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zijun Li
  • Patent number: 11212679
    Abstract: A wearable device can establish a verified session with a host device (e.g., by establishing that the wearable device is present in the vicinity of the host device and is currently being worn). The existence of such a verified session can be used to control user access to sensitive information that may be stored in or otherwise accessible to a host device. For example, the host device and/or application programs executing thereon can be configured to restrict a user's ability to invoke program functionality that accesses sensitive information based on whether a verified session with a wearable device is currently in progress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Zachary Maragoudakis
  • Patent number: 11206231
    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: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Slack Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Rosania, Milo Watanabe, Daniel Stewart Butterfield, Neil Walker, Patrick Kane, Hubert Florin, Wayne Fan
  • Patent number: 11201842
    Abstract: This disclosure discloses a technique for presenting a conversation message in a messenger application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: MASSACHUSETTS MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Michal Knas, Jiby John, Payton A. Shubrick, Damon Ryan Depaolo
  • Patent number: 11200589
    Abstract: Provided is a process of managing offers, the process including: obtaining, via a network, with a consumer mobile device, data defining an offer available based on the consumer mobile device being in a first geographic location and redeemable based on the consumer mobile device later being in a second geographic location; sensing, with the consumer mobile device, that the consumer mobile device is in the first geographic location; in response to sensing that that the consumer mobile device is in the first geographic location, presenting an alert with the consumer mobile device, the alert indicating that the offer is available; sensing that the consumer mobile device is in the second geographic location; and in response to sensing that the consumer mobile device is in the second geographic location, determining with a processor of the consumer mobile device that the offer has been redeemed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: RETAIIMENOT, INC.
    Inventor: J. Seth Randle
  • Patent number: 11197212
    Abstract: There are provided measures for cell relations optimization. Such measures exemplarily comprise maintaining a table including a plurality of entries, each of said plurality of entries being assigned to a respective one of a plurality of neighboring cells, and each of said plurality of entries comprises overlapping amount information in relation to a source cell and said respective one of said plurality of neighboring cells and overlapping location information in relation to said source cell and said respective one of said plurality of neighboring cells, and utilizing said table for assessment of a suitability of each of said plurality of said neighboring cells for an inter-cell capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Stephen Mwanje, Janne Tapio Ali-Tolppa, Muhammad Naseer-Ul-Islam
  • Patent number: 11190623
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to a data interchange hub (DIH) server that serves as an intermediary to exchange data between applications hosted by a client instance and external services. The DIH server receives and stores registration data that enables it to connect to each of these external services and informs the server of the data formats that each of the external services are expected to receive and provide. Once the external services have been registered, the DIH server enables applications hosted by the client instance to send data to, and to receive data from, these external services, while seamlessly handling communication, authentication, and data conversion. Additionally, the DIH server can additionally or alternatively act as an intermediary to exchange data between the registered services. As such, the disclosed DIH server can provide a single point of access for applications hosted by the client instance and registered services to exchange data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: ServiceNow, Inc.
    Inventors: Arun Vydianathan, Debraj Chakraborty
  • Patent number: 11190591
    Abstract: According to one aspect, the subject matter described herein includes a method for service-specific group message delivery to narrowband Internet of things (IoT) devices. The method includes operations performed by a network node including at least one processor. The operations include receiving, on a first interface, a request for service-specific group message delivery to narrowband IoT devices supporting a specified service. The operations further include generating, by the network node, a message for service-specific group message delivery for transmission on a second interface, the message including a NB-IoT service information parameter for identifying a narrowband IoT service provided by the narrowband IoT devices supporting the specified service. The operations further include transmitting, from the network node and on the second interface the message for service-specific group message delivery to narrowband IoT devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Anup Shivarajapura, Venkatesh Aravamudhan, Nitin Gupta
  • Patent number: 11184677
    Abstract: A system and method of streaming one or more broadcast sources includes receiving the broadcast sources from a cloud based content management system; providing options of broadcast sources to a user via a computing device, the computing device having a screen; receiving a selection from the user of the options of broadcast sources; presenting the selection to the user; and providing the user with a chat interface to receive comments from the user and provide the user with one or more comments made by secondary users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Inventor: Kaley K. O'Kelley
  • Patent number: 11184307
    Abstract: An information providing system and apparatus, and method and non-transitory computer readable medium for providing location information using an image through a communication session may include connecting, at an electronic device, to a communication session with at least one another electronic device over a network receiving, at the electronic device, an image including location information from the other electronic device through the communication session, displaying, at the electronic device, the received image or information about the received image on a screen of the electronic device, providing, at the electronic device, a user interface for providing a link service associated with the image displayed on the screen or the information displayed on the screen, and providing, at the electronic device, a link service selected through the user interface based on the location information included in the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: LINE CORPORATION
    Inventor: SeungJun Lee
  • Patent number: 11184744
    Abstract: Described herein are apparatuses, systems and methods for enhancing short message service (“SMS”) over Internet protocol (“IP”). The methods including at, a user equipment (“UE”) connected to a network, receiving an indication from the network, wherein the indication identifies whether the network supports an SMS over IP session, when the indication identifies that the network supports the SMS over IP session, registering the UE for voice communication and the SMS over IP session with the network, and when the indication identifies that the network does not support the SMS over IP session, registering the UE for voice communication without the SMS over IP session with the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Huarui Liang, Zhiwei Wang, Dawei Zhang
  • Patent number: 11178086
    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: November 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Newar Husam Al Majid, Jesse Chand
  • Patent number: 11172410
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and system for receiving an input indicating a mode into which to set a user equipment (UE) and at least one further UE associated with the UE, determining whether a connection circuit switched (CS) connectivity or packet switched (PS) connectivity and when the connection is the CS connectivity, generating a short messaging service (SMS) message that indicates the mode corresponding to the input. Also, receiving connectivity information for a plurality of UEs from a cloud network component, the UEs being associated with one another, the connectivity being CS connectivity or PS connectivity, receiving a response indication corresponding to a response performed on an incoming call by a first one of the UEs, the first UE having a PS connectivity, matching the response indication to a corresponding cause code and transmitting the corresponding cause code to a second one of the UEs having a CS connectivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Prateek Sharma, Sanjay K. Verma, Deepankar Bhattacharjee, Sairam T. Gutta, Sreevalsan Vallath
  • Patent number: 11172426
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to methods and apparatus for updating a routing ID associated with a user equipment in a wireless network. An exemplary method generally includes receiving a downlink control plane message including updated configuration information for a Unified Data Management (UDM) entity in the network; determining whether a universal subscriber identification module (USIM) of the UE supports one or more parameters stored in the USIM to be updated; based on the determination, storing the received configuration information in at least one of: the USIM if the USIM supports the one or more parameters to be updated; or memory of the UE if the USIM does not support the one or more parameters to be updated; generating an identifier for the UE based on the stored updated configuration information; and transmitting at least one message using the generated identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Lenaig Genevieve Chaponniere, Anand Palanigounder, Haris Zisimopoulos
  • Patent number: 11172493
    Abstract: The present invention is a method and apparatus for resource allocation signaling for grouping user real time services. Uplink signaling for voice activity reporting of each user's transition between an active state and an inactive voice state is sent from a wireless transmit/receive unit to a Node B. Radio resource allocation to users of a wireless communication system varies based on user measurement reporting, a pre-determined pattern such as frequency hopping, or a pseudorandom function. Grouping methods are adjusted to better utilize the voice activity factor, so that statistical multiplexing can be used to more efficiently utilize physical resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Pantech Wireless, LLC
    Inventors: Jin Wang, Arty Chandra, John S. Chen, Mohammed Sammour, Stephen E. Terry
  • Patent number: 11159478
    Abstract: A system, apparatus, graphical user interface and methods are provided for conducting electronic voice communications with status notifications. A user of a first portable device executing a communication application selects a multi-function control that automatically initiates an audio recording, which is automatically sent toward another participant of an active communication session when the control is released. The same multi-function control may be used to transmit a textual message. A representation of the recording is displayed on the user's device, with an indicator that changes appearance when the other participant plays the recording. In addition, when one user initiates an audio recording that will be automatically sent to another user, the other user's device is advised of the initiation of recording and displays that status for the other user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: WHATSAPP LLC
    Inventors: Jan Boris Koum, Michael B. Donohue, Brian Lange Acton, Erik James Reed, Dima Stukalov
  • Patent number: 11159641
    Abstract: Sharing data is disclosed including receiving a data-sharing instruction directed at an information card, and invoking a communication application to perform a specific operation, the specific operation including: transmitting to-be-shared information card data to a receiving terminal, or transmitting an identifier for the information card to a receiving terminal so that the receiving terminal downloads information card data associated with the information card based on the identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: BANMA ZHIXING NETWORK (HONGKONG) CO., LIMITED
    Inventor: Zhonghua Zeng
  • Patent number: 11159922
    Abstract: A text messaging system that allows messaging apps to send one or more layer identifiers that can specify content for a layer and Z depth of that layer relative to other layers in a text message transcript such as a sent message layer and a received message layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bartosz Ciechanowski, Bhaskar P. Sarma, William R. Dahlberg, Eugene Bistolas, Olivier Gutknecht, Nathaniel Begeman
  • Patent number: 11157962
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for displaying advertisements on mobile telephone devices at the end of a call to a pre-designated number are disclosed. In aspect a computerized method comprises determining that a telephone call has been initiated between a mobile telephone device and a second telephone device, determining that the telephone number matches a campaign telephone number stored on the mobile telephone device, determining a media object to display based on the telephone number, downloading the media object on the mobile telephone device, determining that the telephone call has ended, and displaying the media object on the mobile telephone device after the telephone call has ended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: mAdme Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Triona Mullane, Gerard Carolan
  • Patent number: 11159921
    Abstract: Various communication systems may benefit from suitable interworking. For example, certain fifth generation short message service systems may benefit from interworking with long term evolution short message service deployments in a visited public land mobile network. A method can include receiving, at a network element, an attach request from a user equipment. The method can also include using an internal policy to find a short message service function that resides at the network element. The method can further include using an address of the short message service function for providing short message service to the user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Curt Wong, Devaki Chandramouli
  • Patent number: 11153243
    Abstract: A rich communication services (RCS) system may receive a message associated with content. The message may be transmitted by a first user device and destined for a second user device and associated with content. The RCS system may receive subscription data associated with a user of the first user device and including information indicating whether content filtering is enabled for the user. The RCS system may determine whether content filtering is enabled for the user based on the subscription data, and may process the content, when the content filtering is enabled for the user and with a machine learning model, to determine whether to filter the content. The RCS system may perform one or more actions based on whether the content is to be filtered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Scott Deatrick, Alexander Hagans, Felix Montanez, Andrew Wahlon Lam, Rezwanul Azim, Nilesh Shah
  • Patent number: 11153736
    Abstract: Provided is a method for a terminal executing a public warning system (PWS) in a wireless communication system. The method comprises the steps of: receiving a primary message associated with a PWS from a base station; and transmitting, to the base station, a feedback message for requesting a secondary message corresponding to the primary message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Youngdae Lee, Jaewook Lee, Sangwon Kim
  • Patent number: 11144849
    Abstract: In one implementation, a method includes receiving, at a computing device, a digital photo of a paper ticket; generating an electronic ticket as a digital version of the paper ticket; outputting, in a user interface on the computing device, selectable options related to the electronic ticket; receiving, through the user interface, user input comprising selection of the option to sell the ticket; transmitting, by the computing device, a request to the computer system to host the electronic ticket for sale; receiving, at the computing device, a unique URL that is associated with an internet-accessible resource for purchasing the electronic ticket over the internet; outputting, in the user interface, selectable features to distribute the URL to other computing devices; receiving selection of one or more of the selectable features that correspond to one or more particular distribution channels; transmitting at least the URL along the one or more particular distribution channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: TicketFire
    Inventors: Dwight Scott, Ray Shealy, Alex Husted, Evan Matuszak, Todd W. Armstrong