Automated Electrical Financial Or Business Practice Or Management Arrangement Patents (Class 705/1.1)
  • Patent number: 11665023
    Abstract: In some examples, the validation controller may comprise a processing resource and a memory resource storing machine readable instructions to cause the processing resource to perform a number of actions. In some examples, the validation controller may determine functional capabilities for a topology that includes a plurality of devices to be configured by the validation controller. The validation controller may compare a configuration element for the plurality of devices to the functional capabilities for the plurality of devices. The validation controller may validate the configuration element based on the comparison. The validation controller may also push the configuration element to the plurality of devices when the configuration element is validated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Piyush Agarwal, Shreekanth Chandranna, Dhrumil Desai
  • Patent number: 11660522
    Abstract: A system for providing golf information, the system which includes a green photographing unit for photographing an image of an area including a green on a golf course and communicatively connected to a communication network to transmit green image data to an outside, a golfer terminal that is carried by a golfer on the golf course and communicatively connected to a communication network to transmit golfer position data to the outside, and an information providing server that is communicatively connected to the communication network to generate golf information using the green image data and the golfer position data and transmit the generated golf information to the golfer terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Comart system Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chang Hoon Seol
  • Patent number: 11663360
    Abstract: A computer implemented method of managing consent for sharing data, the method comprising: storing data sharing preferences for a data subject in relation to data held by a plurality of data controllers; receiving a data share request from a requestor to obtain personal data relating to the data subject and held by one or more of the data controllers; comparing the data share request to the data sharing preferences of the data subject; and for each of the one or more data controllers: instructing the one or more data controllers to share the personal data with the requestor, or rejecting the data share request, in dependence on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Inventors: Adeline-Fleur Fleming, Yukiko Lorenzo
  • Patent number: 11663590
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and systems for enabling a package of assertions to be provided to a relying entity seeking to interact with an account. A server computer may receive, from a relying entity, a request for assertions, wherein the request for assertions includes an identifier of the relying entity and a hash of an identifier of an account. The server computer may determine an assertions model based on the identifier of the relying entity. The server computer may retrieve a package of assertions associated with the account based on the assertions model and the hash of the identifier of the account. The server computer may transmit the package of assertions to the relying entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Inventors: Michael Steven Bankston, Erik Christopher Friend, Jerry Wald
  • Patent number: 11665253
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed that generate life scores for individuals based on various information associated with the individuals. For example, life scores may be based on data associated with several aspects of the individual's life, such as work, family, hobbies, education, etc. The life scores may be generated in realtime and/or periodically and provided to the individual and/or shared with others in various formats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee:, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael John Dean, Mark Joseph Kapczynski
  • Patent number: 11651253
    Abstract: A method and system for identifying and classifying Visitor Information tracked on websites to identify Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and non-Internet Service Providers (non-ISPs). The technology employs machine intelligence to train a classifier on firmographically-enriched Visitor Intelligence from website tracking technology. The ISP classifier can distinguish ISPs from non-ISPs to identify website traffic for a given website that is attributable to ISPs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Inventors: Lavina Choudhary, James Beveridge, Alexander T. Schwarm, Anudit Vikram
  • Patent number: 11645688
    Abstract: A prediction engine may use the user behavior data of a user as collected by user devices to assist the user with obtaining products and services. The prediction engine may predict that a user desires to obtain a product or a service from a vendor based on user behavior data collected by applications on one or more user devices. The collected user behavior data may include a conversation of the user with one or more other persons. The prediction engine may trigger an application on a user device to prompt the user to confirm that the user requests to proceed with obtain the product or the service from the vendor. The prediction engine may notify the vendor to provide the product or the service to the user in response to receiving a confirmation from the user that the user requests to proceed with obtaining the product or the service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Ahmad Arash Obaidi
  • Patent number: 11640477
    Abstract: One example disclosed method involves a computing system providing a client device a virtualized computing environment. Upon receiving a request to access a file or folder in the virtualized computing environment from the client device, a file system filter driver of the computing system may intercept the request, and determine authorization to access the file or folder based at least in part on a security policy associated with the user account. If the client device is authorized to access the file or folder, the computing system may cause the client device to output a representation of contents of the first file or folder using the virtualized computing environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Xavier Gallardo
  • Patent number: 11630690
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method comprising: receiving, by a computing device, user input defining a workflow; receiving, by the computing device, information defining schemas at convergence points in the workflow; determining, by the computing device, a set of mapping parameters at outputs of nodes of the workflow based on the schemas; receiving, by the computing device, input values to the mapping parameters; storing, by the computing device, the input values to the mapping parameters in a structure corresponding to the schemas; and executing, by the computing device, the workflow based on the input values to the mapping parameters, wherein the executing includes invoking one or more applications residing on one or more application servers through application programming interface (API) calls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rob Nicholson, Sarah Burwood, Robert W. Phippen, Peter A. Broadhurst, Gary Thornton, Rob Breeds
  • Patent number: 11625799
    Abstract: A Mobile Lawyer system includes a 360 degree HD video camera configured for mounting on a vehicle; a display screen configured for mounting inside the passenger compartment of a vehicle; and a Mobile Lawyer App downloaded and installed on a mobile telephone in communication with the video camera and display screen, configured, upon command from a user, to notify an attorney located remotely via a cellular and/or computer network, and to display a video image of the remote attorney on the display screen (or the screen of the mobile telephone), and to live-stream a 360 degree video captured by the video camera to the Internet for viewing by the remote attorney and for cloud storage. The introduction of a lawyer on-demand into a police encounter can help to defuse and de-escalate the situation. The lawyer can serve as a live observer, witness, and intermediary who can provide live legal guidance to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: Redmon Jeang LLC
    Inventors: Clayton K. Redmon, Wei Wei Jeang
  • Patent number: 11622021
    Abstract: A web application is initiated with a server device. A share component of the web application is received. A connection with a receiver device is initiated. The share component is pushed to the receiver device. An updated share component is received from the receiver device. The updated share component is a modified version of the share component. The updated share component is pushed to the server device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jie Ding, Qi Ruan, Jian Yu Wang, Yun Ze Miao, Sheng Ju Wu
  • Patent number: 11606062
    Abstract: A method for coordinated control of a renewable electrical energy source (RES) and an electrical energy storage (EES) device utilizes a time-dependent forecast of electrical energy production by the RES and a state of charge (SOC) schedule for the EES including at least one SOC target value. A time-varying charge/discharge control signal is configured to ensure that the SOC schedule is satisfied by charging at a rate necessary to meet the SOC target value, while periodically updating the generation of the charge/discharge control signal based upon an updated time-dependent forecast of electrical energy production and/or an updated SOC schedule. A configurable refresh period may be used to limit updates of the time-varying control signal including computation and use of a new basepoint value for aggregated energy supplied from the RES-ESS facility to an electrical grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: 8ME NOVA, LLC
    Inventors: Lukas Hansen, Philippe Garneau-Halliday, Gautham Ramesh, Bora Akyol, Brandon Carpenter, Rahul Mondal
  • Patent number: 11606253
    Abstract: A method of using a proxy network to normalize online connections uses a global proxy network (GPN) to manage connections between a plurality of local proxy clients and a destination server. First, an optimization process is executed for the overall network connection between each local proxy client and the destination server. The latency of each optimized connection are then examined to determine a normalization point, which corresponds to the highest latency among the optimized connections. The rest of the connections are then adjusted to conform to the normalization point by adding latency to the connections to match the latency of the normalization point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Inventors: Robert Michael Norman Bartlett, Alexander Edward Needham
  • Patent number: 11604803
    Abstract: In optimizing net change data replication across a plurality of transactions in a replication environment, a source replication engine at a source database system: obtains a window in a source database log for the net change data replication; for a given row identifier found in the source database log, identifies an initial operation and a latest operation across the plurality of transactions within the window; compares the initial operation and the latest operation for the given row identifier to determine a net change to a row associated with the given row identifier; and stores the net change as a final operation on the given row identifier in an optimization repository for replication to a target database. The operations stored in the optimization repository are then sent to a target database system for replication to the target database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Inventors: Pravin Kailashnath Kedia, Nirmal Kumar, Elaine Pang
  • Patent number: 11597263
    Abstract: A joint system for use with a plurality of bows in an uplift of a tarpaulin system having a joint and a base insert with, a body component with a first base end and a second base end, a third coupling member extending from the first base end, the third coupling member adapted to releasably engage with a free end of one of the plurality of bows, a fourth coupling member fixed to the second base end, the fourth coupling member adapted to be securable to a component of the uplift, and a third support extending from the first base end proximate the third coupling member for engaging with the bow releasably secured with the third coupling member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Inventor: Brian W. Petelka
  • Patent number: 11599923
    Abstract: A system and method for an ordering system whereby a first user may remotely purchase goods and services from a second user by live stream video chat whereby the second user may then transmit the order to an establishment or other location, allowing first users to interact and connect with another person in a pleasant manner via video chatting, such as enabling the first user to order from a remote location to the second user who also may be at another location with respect to the establishment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Inventor: Jimmy Villaverde Calva
  • Patent number: 11599956
    Abstract: An energy efficiency data collection system architecture may be configured to enable efficient and accurate collection of energy efficiency data associated with users and/or sites associated with users and generation of profiles associated with the users based on the energy efficiency data. An energy efficiency data collection service may receive location information, image data, and user-input data from an application operating on a mobile device associated with a user. The energy efficiency data collection service may generate profiles based on the information received from the application and may provide incentives to the users in response to participating in an energy efficiency data collection survey.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: Itron, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Ting
  • Patent number: 11593402
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, described herein are systems and methods for enabling multiple parents with weights in a multidimensional database. An exemplary system can comprise a computer that includes one or more microprocessors, and a multidimensional database server executing on the computer, wherein the multidimensional database server supports at least one hierarchical structure of data dimensions. A data dimension can comprises a plurality of members, a first set of members being a first level, and a second set of members being at a second level. A member of the second set of members at the second level can comprises two or more member-member relationships with two or more members of the first set of members at the first level. Each of the two or more member-member relationships are associated with a weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Inventor: Kumar Ramaiyer
  • Patent number: 11580174
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, systems, and non-transitory computer-readable medium for a web-based process to generate electronic checklists and deploy electronic checklists. One method may include: receiving bulk data from a user device; parsing the bulk data to form a loadable database for an electronic procedure system of a vehicle; generating a rendering of an electronic checklist of one or more electronic checklists based on the loadable database; transmitting a first message to the user device, the first message including the rendering of the electronic checklist; iteratively performing an authoring process using a web-based tool to update the loadable database; receiving a second message from the user device, the second message including an instruction to transmit the updated loadable database to the electronic procedure system of the vehicle; and transmitting a third message to the vehicle, the third message including the updated loadable database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Cody Ryan Conaway, Timothy R. DeWitt, Kevin Wayne Williams
  • Patent number: 11574318
    Abstract: A method includes displaying on a graphic user interface (GUI) of a computing device of a user, a log of computing operations performed by the user at computing terminals of entity servers respectively managed by entities. The user uses a unique authorization identifier provided by the authorizing entity to authorize the computing operations at the computing terminals of the entity servers. The user provides a fraud indication through the GUI that at least one computing operation in the log is fraudulent. Memory jogging visual units are displayed on the GUI to the user that cause the user to recall performing the at least one computing operation identified as being fraudulent. An entry of the at least one computing operation in an operation database is marked as a valid operation authorized by the user when receiving a recognition indication and potentially fraudulent when no recognition indication by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Inventors: Lukiih Cuan, Abdelkader M'Hamed Benkreira, Joshua Edwards
  • Patent number: 11574282
    Abstract: A method, computing system, and computer program product are provided. Items at a source location are detected and classified, with respect to fragility and perishability, based on characteristics of the each respective item and is performed by trained machine learning models. Item boundaries are predicted based on applying respective data regarding points on a surface of the each respective item to a trained second machine learning model to predict the item boundaries. The each respective item is classified into a respective group with respect to an available volume of the cargo space based on sensor data of the cargo space, the classified fragility and perishability, the predicted item boundaries, and a third machine learning model. An arrangement of the items in the cargo space is determined based on the group classifications and a corresponding destination location associated with the each respective item and is visualized relative to the cargo space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ramprasad Bhat, Santanu Chakrabarty, Vijay Nagraj, Sourav Bhattacharjee
  • Patent number: 11574202
    Abstract: Roughly described, an evolutionary data mining system includes at least two processing units, each having a pool of candidate individuals in which each candidate individual has a fitness estimate and experience level. A first processing unit tests candidate individuals against training data, updates an individual's experience level, and assigns each candidate to one of multiple layers of the candidate pool based on the individual's experience level. Individuals within the same layer of the same pool compete with each other to remain candidates. The first processing unit selects a set of candidates to retain based on the relative novelty of their responses to the training data. The first processing unit reports successful individuals to the second processing unit, and receives individuals for further testing from the second processing unit. The second processing unit selects individuals to retain based on their fitness estimate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: Cognizant Technology Solutions U.S. Corporation
    Inventors: Hormoz Shahrzad, Babak Hodjat, Risto Miikkulainen
  • Patent number: 11568319
    Abstract: Various embodiments are generally directed to techniques for dynamically integrating ML functionality into computing systems, such as a content services platform (CSP), for instance. Many embodiments include ML integrated into a CSP and using production content as corpora (e.g., training and/or evaluation data). Some embodiments are particularly directed to generating and updating data for training and evaluating machine learning (ML) models, then making identified ML models available in various target environments. For example, embodiments may provide automatic, or semi-automatic, updating and deploying of ML models for making inferences, such as inferring labels for data in a content repository of a CSP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Hyland UK Operations Limited
    Inventors: Tiago Filipe Dias Cardoso, Pedro Miguel Dias Cardoso, Gethin Paul James
  • Patent number: 11563822
    Abstract: A mobile phone connected to a tracking system detects the presence of a nearby tracking device. If the tracking device is detected for more than a threshold amount of time, the tracking system can instruct the mobile phone to generate a user notification prompting a user to claim ownership of the tracking device. After the user claims ownership of the tracking device, the mobile device provides the ownership claim to the tracking system which can associate the tracking device with that user's account in the tracking system, enabling the user to access features of the tracking device and tracking system reserved for owners of that tracking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Tile, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven R. Klinkner, Charles Y. Choi
  • Patent number: 11562303
    Abstract: A system and method for real-time geophysical social grouping comprising customer profiles and venue profiles, wherein the profiles comprise expressed and inferred attributes, and a social grouping and recommendation server which utilizes machine learning algorithms on the profiles to generate recommendations for social group pairing, venues, and activities. Attribute matching provides optimized grouping between customers who share certain commonalities while also providing venues a system for locating and attracting ideal customers. Machine learning algorithms may be used to analyze profile attributes and identify patterns of commonality that would not otherwise be recognized. This system allows patrons to meet, dine, and socialize with one or more matched individuals at a venue that satisfies all participants preferences and attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: ROCKSPOON, INC.
    Inventor: Nagib Georges Mimassi
  • Patent number: 11563635
    Abstract: Systems and methods for rollback of model-based provisioned network device configuration including a memory capable of storing a model-based provisioned data template that includes a data template sequence. Data associated with a request to transmit a target object request message are received and transmitted following a retrieval message that determines pre-configuration data of the target device. The pre-configuration data is stored and the target object request message is sent specifying CRUD semantics. A notification is received indicating an outcome of the execution and, if the execution outcome is unsuccessful, a rollback stack is retrieved that specifies CRUD semantics and the pre-configuration parameters are retrieved to restore the target device to a pre-request state. If the execution outcome is successful, a second target object request message is retrieved from a list of target devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Prasad Jonnalagadda, Livin Wilson Valiyaveetil, Venu Goli
  • Patent number: 11550327
    Abstract: The invention proposes an automatic driving “machine consciousness” model, which is composed by the human's safety driving rules. Establish the dynamic fuzzy event probability measure relation, or fuzzy relation, or probability relation of the automatic driving vehicle and the surrounding passing vehicle. The decision result of “machine consciousness” of automatic driving vehicle is realized by complicated logic operation and using the antagonistic result of logic operation in both positive and negative directions. The implementation result is that it can make the decision-making result of automatic driving vehicle close to the result of human's biological consciousness, which can improve the safety of automatic driving vehicle, reduce the development cost and reduce the distance of road test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: APOLLO JAPAN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zecang Gu
  • Patent number: 11544983
    Abstract: The disclosure generally pertains to systems and methods for authorizing the use of a battery electric vehicle (BEV) charging apparatus by a short-term renter. In an example method, a processor provides an authorization for use of a BEV charging apparatus by a first individual. The BEV charging apparatus is located on the premises of a building. The processor further enables access to the BEV charging apparatus over a designated period of time for use by the first individual and configures a first lock to prevent unauthorized entry by the first individual into a first portion of the building. In one scenario, the first individual is a short-term renter, the BEV charging apparatus is located in a garage of the building, the first portion of the building is a first room of the building, and the first lock is installed in a door leading into the first room of the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Pietro Buttolo, Annette Lynn Huebner, David Kennedy, Hussein Berry
  • Patent number: 11539783
    Abstract: In one disclosed method, a computing system receives, from a first remote device, a first request for a file and determines that at least a second remote device is within a proximity of the first remote device. The computing system further divides the file into at least a first portion and a second portion. The computing system further sends, to the first remote device, the first portion of the file and sends, to the second remote device, the second portion of the file. The computing system further sends, to the second remote device, first data to enable the second remote device to establish a connection with the first remote device, for transfer of at least the second portion of the file to the first remote device via the connection with the second remote device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: R V Shouri Gupta, Achyuth Nandikotkur
  • Patent number: 11538125
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automated event detection of controlled-environment facility residents, such as identification of potential dangers and/or issues concerning correctional facility inmates. The system and method employs at least one biometric capture device or mechanism disposed within a controlled-environment area configured to capture biometrics of residents of the controlled-environment facility within the controlled-environment area. A controlled-environment facility administration and management system, or the like, is configured to enroll key biometric identification biometric features of residents of the controlled-environment facility and compare captured biometrics of the residents to enrolled key biometric features of residents of the controlled-environment facility to identify the resident. The system also identifies parameters that define an occurrence of an event. The system monitors the conditions within the facility to detect the occurrence of such an event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: TECH FRIENDS, INC.
    Inventor: Bobby L. Shipman, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11535262
    Abstract: An approach is provided for using a passenger-based driving profile. The approach involves detecting an identity of a user of a vehicle. The approach also involves retrieving a passenger profile of the user based on the identity. The passenger profile is generated based on sensor data indicating a reaction of the user to at least one vehicle driving behavior previously experienced by the user as a vehicle passenger. The approach further involves configuring the vehicle based on the passenger profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventors: Jerome Beaurepaire, Aaron Rincover
  • Patent number: 11531661
    Abstract: An example operation may include one or more of receiving primary data from one or more vehicles, extracting first information from the primary data, creating one or more documents based on the extracted information, generating one or more blockchain transactions based on the one or more documents, and committing the one or more documents to a blockchain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Pasquale A. Catalano, Andrew G. Crimmins, Byron S. Green, Arkadiy O. Tsfasman, John S. Werner
  • Patent number: 11514543
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for ride order dispatching. Such method may comprise obtaining information on a location of a vehicle and a time to input into a trained neural network algorithm; and based on a policy generated from the trained neural network algorithm, obtaining action information for the vehicle, the action information comprising: staying at a current position of the vehicle, re-positioning the vehicle, or accepting a ride order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Beijing DiDi Infinity Technology and Development Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhiwei Qin, Xiaocheng Tang, Zhaodong Wang, Jieping Ye
  • Patent number: 11514217
    Abstract: Systems and method for generating Ethernet modules based on base designs. After a processor receives a base design for an industrial device assembly, the processor may calculate electrical load limits for sections of the base design based on dimensions of the sections, a number of sections, a location of the industrial device assembly, and the like. Based on the electrical load limits, the processor may determine a number of Ethernet modules for the sections and respective placements of the Ethernet modules within the base design. The processor may update a layout of the industrial device assembly based on the number of Ethernet modules for the sections and respective placements of the Ethernet modules within the base design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Yong Y. Auh, John P. Mason, Steven L. Fischer, Joel L. Wille, Richard E. Wandsnider, Gerald W. Renderman, Corey A. Peterson
  • Patent number: 11514536
    Abstract: A disclosed computer-implemented method may include determining that a user of a social networking system is a participant in a dating service of the social networking system. The method may also include identifying a set of interest-based communities of the social networking system of which the user is a member and that include an activated community-based dating feature. The method may also include selecting a set of additional participants in the dating service. Each additional participant included in the set of additional participants may be an additional member of at least one interest-based community included in the set of interest-based communities. The method may also include presenting, within a dating interface of the social networking system, dating information associated with at least a portion of the set of additional participants. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Meta Platforms, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Andrew Sharp, Xue Ding, Qiang Wang, Jordan Springstroh
  • Patent number: 11507711
    Abstract: A control circuit provides a user with an opportunity to create a custom virtual three-dimensional kitchen component selected from a categorical list of available customizable kitchen components. Upon detecting the user's assertion of the opportunity, the control circuit automatically provides the user with an interactive form that includes a plurality of selectable features for the selected customizable kitchen component. Upon receiving user entries regarding the plurality of selectable features, the control circuit automatically defines a customized virtual three-dimensional kitchen component that comports with the user entries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Inventor: Christopher Allen Huebner
  • Patent number: 11501223
    Abstract: For a given user, a task database system associated with the user is queried to identify a list of tasks associated with the user. For each of the tasks, an email system associated with the user is queried to obtain one or more emails and calendar events associated with the task. An IM system associated with the user is queried to obtain IM messages of an IM channel of which the user is a member. The IM channel has been specifically created to exchange messages concerning the task amongst the members of the IM channel. The task is then determined whether it satisfies a predetermined state (e.g., inactive, lack of future meetings) in view of emails, calendar events, and IM messages associated with the task based on a set of rules. If the task is determined to satisfy the predetermined state, a notification message is transmitted to a preconfigured destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: CLARI INC.
    Inventors: Rajkumar Ponnusamy, David Bao
  • Patent number: 11501397
    Abstract: Automated processing, enforcement and intelligent management of vehicle operation violations is disclosed. A method, that is also disclosed, includes obtaining at least one image within which is shown at least a portion of a vehicle. The method also includes receiving image data for the at least one image, and analyzing the image data to generate a violation score for each of one or more potential vehicle operation violations for the vehicle. When the violation score is in-between an upper violation threshold and a lower consideration threshold, user input is obtained that either affirms or rejects existence of a violation and then, once the user input is obtained, a violation notification is generated only when the user input affirms the existence of the violation. When the violation score is higher than the violation threshold, the violation notification is generated without the user input being obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Inventors: Mariya Bondareva, Zili Li, Pietro Russo
  • Patent number: 11496381
    Abstract: In some implementations, a computing system can reduce startup delays for presenting remote media items. For example, when a user requests media content from a media service, the computing system can include information about the first media item to be played in the initial startup messages to reduce the number of roundtrips needed between client and server devices to present the first media item. A media item can include an introductory asset. The introductory asset can be a portion of the full media item that can be decrypted with a local key or not encrypted at all so that a media client can receive and start presenting the introductory media asset quickly while the full media item is being processed by the media client. In some implementations, the system can remove leading silence from the media item so that the amount of delay perceived by the user is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Alsina, Arvind S. Shenoy, Ketankumar B. Patel, Nicholas J. Paulson, Pierre de Lastic
  • Patent number: 11494797
    Abstract: An electronic system may a remote computer that may parse an electronic message received by a mobile wireless communications device of a given user for a keyword indicative of a desired item for purchase. The remote computer may obtain a user identifier associated with the given user for a retailer loyalty program for a given retailer. The remote computer may also access the retailer loyalty program based upon the user identifier and generate an electronic shopping list for the given retailer based upon the access to the retailer loyalty program and send the electronic shopping list to the mobile wireless communications device. The shopping list may include the desired item for purchase. The remote computer may also generate a digital promotion associated with at least one item on the electronic shopping list and send notification of the digital promotion to the mobile wireless communications device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: INMAR CLEARING, INC.
    Inventors: Jess D. Walker, Bryan Bartow, David E. Johnson, Chris Rebstock
  • Patent number: 11495073
    Abstract: Described are systems and techniques for leveraging a virtual distributed trustless database using access-enabling codes. The computations use private codes. Each computation includes the information from all previous computations so that a chain of computations is maintained and controlled. A central system insures that dual computations do not occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
    Inventors: David Johnson, Joseph Mulkey
  • Patent number: 11475412
    Abstract: Systems and methods for facilitating a multi-modal transportation service are provided. The method includes obtaining a request for an aerial transport from a user via user device and generating a multi-modal transportation itinerary for the user to facilitate the aerial transport of the user. The method includes determining a state change indicative of the progress of the user through the transportation service and adjusting an aerial software application running on an aerial device associated with an aerial service provider based on the state change. The method includes determining a subsequent state change occurring after the state change, determining a ground vehicle to provide a ground transportation for the user during another leg of the multi-modal transportation service based on the subsequent state, and adjusting a ground software application running on a ground device associated with the ground vehicle service provider based on the subsequent state change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: JOBY AERO, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin Tian, Adam Warmoth, Hasrat Godil, Nikhil Goel, Varun Rau, Shabnam Emdadi, Raphael Max Lurie
  • Patent number: 11475096
    Abstract: A system for a user to submit complying documents in response to traffic and vehicle citations wherein the user's documents are submitted via a global computerized network. The system employs a server to store the submitted information into a database. The system has verification means to ensure that the images are acceptable and the information on the documents a user submits matches the information the agency has on record for the corresponding user. The system then verifies that a user has provided payment and is able to generate emails to the users prompting them to undertake different actions and saves copies of correspondence sent to and by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventor: Lazaro Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 11475094
    Abstract: A system includes: a website; a database operably connected to the website; a microguide creation module operably connected to the database, the microguide creation module configured to create a microguide comprising a submission approved for publication, the microguide publishable by the website as a microguide display; and a publication interface operably connected to the microguide creation module, the publication interface comprising a publication readable by a user, the publication comprising a machine readable code, the machine readable code configured to transfer the user from the publication to the microguide display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Bravo Your Life! Inc.
    Inventor: MiSoon Burzlaff
  • Patent number: 11469001
    Abstract: A system that includes a clinical database that stores clinical data in association with an internal identifier of a patient. An identifier conversion processor converts internal identifier associated with clinical data to an external identifier. An anonymization processor anonymizes confidential data in clinical data. An anonymized database stores anonymized data including anonymized clinical data and an external identifier associated with the anonymized clinical data. A research database stores anonymized data provided from the anonymized database for individual research projects. A research data provision processor receives a request from a user, reads out from the research database at least part of anonymized data associated with a research project to which the user belongs, and provides it to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Inventor: Noriyasu Takeda
  • Patent number: 11470014
    Abstract: An information handling system may include a processor; a memory; the processor to execute computer code of an evolved packet core to initiate a tiered communication network access policy by: detecting the connection of each of a plurality of endpoint devices to a communication network via one of a plurality of access points; and determining if a communication channel among a plurality of communication channels is available on the communication network for each of the endpoint devices based on a tier assigned to each of the endpoint devices; the processor to execute computer code of a telemetry data module to: receive telemetry data descriptive of the use characteristics of the endpoint devices; and execute a communication network machine learning algorithm using the telemetry data to generate a network prediction model; the processor to execute computer code of a reallocation module to: predict network resource use across the communication channels of the communication network based on the network prediction
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Jace W. Files, Liam B. Quinn, Abu S. Sanaullah
  • Patent number: 11461702
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a novel system for generating expansion artificial intelligence (AI) based decision making engines to improve overall AI solution fairness, reduce bias and reduce discrimination in outcomes. Embodiments perform a restriction stage that includes generating an initial AI solution, perform an expansion stage by generating a plurality of artificial intelligence expansion engines by modifying the starting state to determine a new starting state for each; modifying the set of criteria to determine a new set of criteria, using the new starting state and the new set of criteria to generate an expansion AI solution; and joining the initial AI solution of the restriction engine with the plurality of expansion AI solutions to generate an ensemble AI solution. This solution may be refined by a restriction stage and the expansion and/or restriction stages may be reiterated as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Inventor: Eren Kursun
  • Patent number: 11461756
    Abstract: An information processing system includes hardware, including a processor and a memory, an information processing apparatus and a terminal device. The information processing apparatus includes a receiving unit, a storing unit and a controlling unit. The receiving unit is implemented at least by the hardware and that receives, from a store terminal, information on merchandise purchased by a customer. The storing unit is implemented at least by the hardware and that stores at least one of a weight and a volume of the merchandise associated with the customer. The controlling unit is implemented at least by the hardware and that causes information including at least one of the weight and the volume of the merchandise purchased by the customer to be output as output information in response to a request from the external device. The terminal device requests the output information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: NEC Platforms, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kotaro Miyata
  • Patent number: 11461340
    Abstract: The subject disclosure relates systems and methods for returning accurate and relevant search results in an online platform. In some aspects, a process of the disclosed technology can include steps for displaying a first set of search results, the first set of search results including a first plurality of media content items arranged in an order of descending relevance based on search frequency, receiving a first character input from a user of a user device, the first character input defining a first character in a search query, and updating the first set of search results to a second set of search results based on the first character input, the second set of search results comprising at least one media content item not included in the first set of search results that is available for consumption by the user. Systems and machine-readable media are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Choi, Daniel Morales, Brinton Williams, Christopher DePizzol
  • Patent number: 11461339
    Abstract: Techniques for extracting and ranking multiple topic descriptions based on source contexts and subsequently selecting individual topic descriptions to surface based on recipient contexts. More specifically, a mining platform may extract, from a set of source documents making up a corpus, topic descriptions for various topics that are relevant to an enterprise. The mining platform may further rank the extracted topic descriptions based on a source context of those documents from which individual topic descriptions are extracted. Subsequently, when users access enterprise documents including term-usage instances of topics for which one or more topic descriptions have been extracted and ranked, a description serving module may select a topic description that is contextually appropriate for a recipient view the enterprise documents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Inventors: Vipindeep Vangala, Ranganath Kondapally, Beethika Tripathi, Madan Gopal Jhanwar, Jimish Bhayani, Daraksha Parveen, Priyam Bakliwal, Pankaj Vasant Khanzode