Automated Electrical Financial Or Business Practice Or Management Arrangement Patents (Class 705/1.1)
  • Patent number: 11329975
    Abstract: A method of granting or denying access to data is disclosed herein. A server requests behaviometric data from a device regarding a user thereof. If behaviometric data is provided, the server uses it to authenticate the user. If behaviometric data is not provided, the server requests device-identifying data from the device. If the device-identifying data matches data of a device from which a user previously consented to collection of behaviometric data, behaviometric data is collected. If not, a request for collection is made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: BehavioSec Inc
    Inventors: Ingo Deutschmann, Per Burstrom
  • Patent number: 11328598
    Abstract: A parking lot guidance system includes: a determination unit configured to determine whether the parking lot is in a congested state based on a result of detection from a detection unit; a selection unit configured to select a predetermined number of empty spaces in the parking lot based on a determination from the determination unit; and a display unit configured to display the predetermined number of empty spaces. The selection unit selects the empty spaces from further inside in an extending direction of the vehicle passage in a first parking block which is a parking block including an empty space and being closer to a facility entrance provided at a position different from that of a parking lot entrance of the parking lot out of a plurality of parking blocks along a plurality of vehicle passages when the determination unit determines that the parking lot is in the congested state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: SHARP NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS, LTD.
    Inventor: Akira Uchiyama
  • Patent number: 11328228
    Abstract: In an approach location allocation planning, one or more computing units determine at least one location matching model for a first current participating entity of a plurality of current participating entities of a current event, wherein an output of the location matching model indicates a matching degree between the first current participating entity and a current event location. The one or more computing units create at least one initial location allocation plan for the plurality of current participating entities of the event based, at least in part, on the at least one location matching model. The one or more computing units receive feedback from at least one of the plurality of current participating entities. Responsive to the feedback indicating acceptance of the initial location allocation plan, the one or more computing units determine a final location allocation plan based on the initial location allocation plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ying-Chen Yu, June-Ray Lin, Yi-Chun Tsai, Tzu-Ching Kuo
  • Patent number: 11328092
    Abstract: In particular embodiments, a data subject request processing system may be configured to utilize one or more local storage nodes in order to process a data subject access request on behalf of a data subject. In particular embodiments, the one or more local storage nodes may be local to the data subject making the request (e.g., in the same country as the data subject, in the same jurisdiction, in the same geographic area, etc.). The system may, for example, be configured to: (1) receive a data subject access request from a data subject (e.g., via a web form); (2) identify a suitable local storage node based at least in part on the request and/or the data subject; (3) route the data subject access request to the identified local storage node; and (4) process the data subject access request at the identified local storage node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: OneTrust, LLC
    Inventors: Kabir A. Barday, Jonathan Blake Brannon, Jason L. Sabourin
  • Patent number: 11322183
    Abstract: Production of a financial market trading data video streams in a plurality of languages by receiving a financial market analysis result having an analysis type. Producing a sentence text-string corresponding to each of several languages by inserting characteristic information values from the financial market analysis result into a sentence template and translations of the sentence-template. The each said text string is converted into an audio segment and an image segment such that the audio segment and corresponding image segment have equal duration. A video segment is created by combining said audio segment and image segment. For each language of said plurality of languages, the video segments are stitched together thereby producing a financial market trading data video stream for said financial market analysis result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: AUTOCHARTIST LIMITED
    Inventors: Ilan Azbel, Kobus Steenekamp, Jan Van Der Westhuizen
  • Patent number: 11321634
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to an intelligent computer platform to utilize machine learning techniques to minimize compliance risk. Features are extracted from one or more data sources across two or more domains and activity data is identified. Features are identified within the activity data which are used to create one or more models. Domain activity impact is measured and a risk probability is calculated. A policy is generated based on the calculated risk probability and one or more compliance activities are orchestrated. One or more encoded actions are executed in compliance with the orchestration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sunhwan Lee, Pawan Chowdhary, Guangjie Ren, Raphael I. Arar
  • Patent number: 11321358
    Abstract: A system is described for processing resource data using character fit objects. A character fit object associates a degree of fit between a character object, a resource object, and a category object. A character object can reflect a viewpoint, budget, or affiliation and can be used alone or in combination with other character objects. A resource object can represent a physical object, a service, or data. Character fit objects can be used to track the accuracy and reliability of fit determinations over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventor: Todd Thomas Smith
  • Patent number: 11323772
    Abstract: Example methods, apparatus, systems, and articles of manufacture are disclosed to estimate population reach for different unions based on marginal ratings. An example apparatus includes a reach determiner to determine a population reach estimate of a union of time intervals for which media ratings data is available, the population reach estimate based on a pseudo universe estimate of a population audience corresponding to the union of the time intervals; a pseudo universe determiner to determine a pseudo universe estimate of a recorded audience corresponding to the union of the time intervals; determine the pseudo universe estimate of the population audience based on the pseudo universe estimate of the recorded audience; and iteratively update the pseudo universe estimate of the population audience to reduce an error; and a consistency checker to adjust the population reach estimate, the reach determiner to output the population reach estimate of the union.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Michael Sheppard, Jonathan Sullivan, Edward Murphy, Michael Morgan, Ludo Daemen
  • Patent number: 11321484
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for leveraging data already collected on a user in a secure and private manner, in particular to verify user credentials for third parties. The methods, systems, and devices innovate beyond traditional security and privacy platforms in computer systems by processing the data to create a useable metric for the purposes of the third parties, in which the useable metric preserves the security and privacy of the underlying data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Ya Liu, Matthew Carson
  • Patent number: 11321401
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system and method for navigation on a communication network to robustly locate, retrieve and display information. In response to a few user inputs, a hyperlink is created that provides efficient and robust access to original resources and also to alternative resources for originally intended content. Intended content may comprise the whole of or only parts of document resources, which may be affected by linkrot or content modification. Such created links and hyperlinks can be checked to determine if they cannot be followed or if they can be followed but originally intended content is missing or altered. Then intended content can be accessed from alternative resources including archival resources and non-archival live resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventor: Karl Louis Denninghoff
  • Patent number: 11321785
    Abstract: Systems and methods that may be used to provide guidance and or tag suggestions to a user of an electronic accounting system and or service that overcome the shortcomings associated with user-defined tags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: INTUIT INC.
    Inventors: Lei Pei, Meng Chen
  • Patent number: 11301314
    Abstract: Methods and systems for collaborative evidence-based problem investigation and resolution are described. The method includes receiving data related with fault that has occurred in faulty system. The data includes symptoms and details associated with each symptom. The method includes arranging data in symptoms table. The symptoms table includes rows for describing symptoms and columns for defining details associated with each symptom. The method includes facilitating concurrent update of symptoms table by users in order to indicate clues or update details, and causing provisioning of cause-effect UI to facilitate creation of cause-effect graph using clues. The method includes creating cause-tree/fishbone diagram based in part on at least one of: causes defined by users, symptoms and clues defined in symptoms table, components of faulty system, and historical data from prior problem investigations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: SMARTQED, INC.
    Inventors: Julie Basu, Terry Gallagher, Rishi Mukhopadhyay, June Mukherjee
  • Patent number: 11301898
    Abstract: An automatic system facilitates selection of media properties on which to display an advertisement, responsive to a profile collected on a first media property, where a behavioral-targeting company calculates expected profit for an ad correlated with the profile and arranges for the visitor to be tagged with a tag readable by the selected media property. The profit can be calculated by deducting, from the revenues that are expected to be generated from an ad delivered based on the collected profile, at least the price of ad space at a media property where the BT company might like to deliver ads to the profiled visitor. When the calculated profit is positive (i.e., not a loss), the BT company arranges for the visitor to be tagged with a tag readable by the selected media property through which the BT company expects to profit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: AlmondNet, Inc.
    Inventor: Roy Shkedi
  • Patent number: 11295033
    Abstract: Methods and systems for rules-based data access are described. In some embodiments, a request for access to customer data by a requesting entity is received; the data is categorized; the person's preferences with respect to allowing access to data are compiled; a requesting entity is determined; and the providing entity that collected each requested data item is determined. Data shareability rules are evaluated based on the policies that regulate the access of the customer data and the requesting entity, and the customer data is provided to the requesting entity according to the evaluation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: UNITED SERVICES AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION (USAA)
    Inventors: Larry Wayne Clark, Patricia A. Rosas, Mark Shafer, Linda Giessel King, Steven Wayne Meier, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11288083
    Abstract: A server may include a memory and a processor configured to cooperate with the memory to provide access to shared applications by a client computing device, extract text displayed by the shared applications on the display while the shared applications are being used by the client computing device, associate the extracted text with actions initiated by the client computing device in a relational database after displaying respective text on the display, and weight the extracted text within the relational database. The processor may further determine a suggested action to perform based upon text subsequently displayed on the display and the relational database, generate an overlay to be displayed on the display including the suggested action, and change a weighting associated with the extracted text in the relational database based upon a response to the suggested action included in the overlay by the at least one client computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: CITRIX SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Dobson, Robert Breker
  • Patent number: 11281748
    Abstract: A system and method for providing a content feed file for a content file to a content host. The method comprises delivering the content file and the content feed file to the content host, wherein the content feed file comprises one or more policies and the one or more policies direct the content host to manage the content file according to the one or more policies. After the content host processes the content file according to the provided policies, the content owner receives a status report wherein the status report comprises information about actions taken by the content host according to the one or more policies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Frey Waid, Matthew Good
  • Patent number: 11282147
    Abstract: An income analysis platform may receive information associated with employment-related activity of a user, wherein the employment-related activity is associated with an employment status of the user. The income analysis platform may analyze, using an employment analysis model, the information to determine the employment status of the user. The income analysis platform may determine, based on the information and using the employment analysis model, that there is a change in the employment status of the user. The income analysis platform may identify, based on the determined change in the employment status of the user, a service associated with a transaction account of the user. The income analysis platform may determine, based on the change in the employment status, that one or more terms of the service are to be adjusted. The income analysis platform may perform an action associated with adjusting the one or more terms of the service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Mossoba, Abdelkader M'Hamed Benkreira, Joshua Edwards
  • Patent number: 11270246
    Abstract: A device may receive first data associated with a delivery of an item or service. The first data may be received from a system in association with an order being placed for the item or service. The device may receive second data associated with scheduling the delivery from another device. A portion of the second data may include natural language text data, or natural language audio data. The device may process the first data and the second data using a processing technique to identify information related to scheduling the delivery. The device may perform an action related to the delivery. The action may include scheduling the delivery based on a result of processing the first data and the second data, monitoring the first data and the second data, or modifying the delivery based on monitoring the first data and the second data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Moustafa Bounasser, Gabriel Churchill, Akbar Iqbal, Eleanor R. Kelly
  • Patent number: 11270252
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system and method of predicting sale transaction conversion rate of an item operates through a search of information in response to a query over a network. The item can be included in a category of items. Information for other relevant items of the category is available through network query and historical data, among others. Respective information for the other items of the category is available to the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: VAST.COM, INC.
    Inventors: Komal Singh Sethi, Milos Milinko Tatarevic, Aleksandar Milutin Bradic, Kevin Allen Laws
  • Patent number: 11271946
    Abstract: Controlled-environment facility resident electronic communications for controlled-environment facility resident communications and/or data devices disposed within a controlled-environment facility may employ a controlled-environment facility communications processing system, or the like. The controlled-environment facility communications processing system, may be configured to host controlled-environment facility communications access services and accept a Cross-Origin Request Sharing (CORS) request from a non-resident device. These CORS requests may be for access to the controlled-environment facility communications access services for use by a controlled-environment facility communications Application Program Interface (API) running on the non-resident device to communicate with one of the controlled-environment facility resident devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Securus Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Nikita Dehoumon
  • Patent number: 11263248
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products are provided for presenting content in accordance with a placement designation. One example method includes identifying terms associated with a campaign, the campaign having an associated content item that is presented to users responsive to requests for content, receiving an indication of a placement designation including targeting criteria for presenting the content item in a search suggestion control along with search suggestions, storing information associated with the campaign, and processing content requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Ezequiel Vidra
  • Patent number: 11263662
    Abstract: One or more aspects of the present disclosure are directed to a digital social medial platform configured to automatically identify and tag elements in an upload content using machine learning techniques. In one aspect, a method includes receive media content; automatically identify one or more elements and associated metadata in the media content using a machine learning technique; embed one or more hashtags within the media content, each of which corresponds to one of the one or more elements identified in the media content; publish the media content with the one or more hashtags; track engagements of one or more users with the media content having the one or more hashtag to yield a set of statistics; and generate a user-specific loyalty identifier for a user associated with the media content, based on the set of statistics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: MESPOKE, LLC
    Inventor: S. Khurrum Hasan
  • Patent number: 11265382
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software described herein manage data from spaceborne and airborne nodes. In one implementation, a control system may obtain sensor data from sensors of spaceborne or airborne nodes. Once obtained, the control system may process the sensor data to determine metadata associated with the sensor data. Once processed, the sensor data may be stored in one or more data stores, such that applications may access the data based at least in part on the metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Senthilkumar Narayanasamy, John Edward Metzger, Shaun B. Coleman
  • Patent number: 11259339
    Abstract: A wireless relay exchanges user data with User Equipment (UE) over a wireless user link. The wireless relay exchanges a first portion of the user data with an internet over a wireless communication network. The wireless relay exchanges a second portion of the user data with the internet over a Local Internet Protocol Access (LIPA) network. The wireless relay tracks the exchanged user data by media type and network type. The wireless relay transfers network usage data to a network server. The network usage data indicates first amounts of the user data by the media type that were exchanged with the internet over the wireless communication network. The network usage data indicates second amounts of the user data by the media type that were exchanged with the internet over the LIPA network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventor: Zheng Fang
  • Patent number: 11248921
    Abstract: A system includes a processor configured to receive requirement values, from a vehicle-providing entity, for a plurality of predefined tunable routing parameters. The processor is also configured to select and assign entity-associated, routing parameter consideration-levels, based on the values correlated to a predefined schema of consideration-levels for each parameter. The processor is further configured to receive a plurality of pick-up requests and determine, using the entity-associated routing parameter consideration-levels, a routing-plan for a plurality of vehicles to service the requests such that the received values are met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Huizhu Crystal Wang, Joshua Daniel Lyon, Mohammad Abouali, Qianyi Wang
  • Patent number: 11252164
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating and validating certified electronic credentials are disclosed. A certified electronic credential may comprise a computer-readable file representative of a credential bestowed upon a recipient, in which the file is protected with one or more document integrity and document usage security feature. A publisher may receive a certified electronic credential order from a credentialer and prepare a plurality of certified electronic credentials. The publisher may associate each credential with authentication information and a credential record, and retain a database of associated authentication information and credential records. The publisher may provide validation services, receiving a validation request through a credentialer's validation portal, and provide a response through the credentialer's portal indicative of the validity, additional information about the credential, and even an audit trail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: PARADIGM, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher S. Jackson, Peter A. Johnson
  • Patent number: 11250443
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system and method for reporting lost items includes presenting a lost item reporting link associated with an entity having a plurality of different physical establishment locations; receiving a user selection of the lost item reporting link; presenting at a website, in response to the user selection of the lost item reporting link, a graphical user interface configured to solicit lost item recovery information, the website being associated with the entity having the plurality of different physical establishments; receiving the lost item recovery information via the graphical user interface; and transmitting the lost item recovery information to a third party online lost and found system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Chargerback, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Colodny, Michael McLaughlin
  • Patent number: 11250009
    Abstract: A method comprising: during a first time period, obtaining one or more first content ratings of a particular content item from one or more first users, each first content rating defining a first user measure of a belief state of the particular content item; and generating a first content score for the particular content item, the first content score defining a crowd-sourced measure of the belief state of the particular content item; during a second time period, obtaining one or more second content ratings from one or more second users for the particular content item, each second content rating defining a second user measure of the belief state of the particular content item; and generating a second content score for the particular content item, the second content score defining a second crowd-sourced measure of the belief state of the particular content item; comparing the second crowd-sourced measure of the belief state of the particular content item against each of the one or more first content ratings of t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Stochastic Processes, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Kim, Travis Trammell
  • Patent number: 11243913
    Abstract: A method for generating graphic display interface, comprising: receiving an request to generate a graphic display interface comprising at least a client ID; generating a plurality of graphic data structures based on at least one of the request or a priority list, each of the graphic data structures corresponding to a identifier; associating for each of the graphic data structures, an item graphic; tagging each of the graphic data structures with one or more tags, the tagging comprises: determine that the client ID matches at least one member ID; and determine, for each of the graphic data structures, that the associated identifier has a first status, and tagging the graphic data structures with a first tag upon the determination; and associating for each of the graphic data structures based on the associated tags, one of a plurality of service graphics; and generating instruction for the graphic display interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Coupang Corp.
    Inventors: Ku Kang, JungJoon Park, Duhyeong Kim, Tae Il Kim, Ki Woong Jang, Prakash Kadel, Seongwook Ahn, Kyung Hoon Min, Nam Yeong Goo, Yilu Shen, Li Li, Juan Qu
  • Patent number: 11244367
    Abstract: Computer implemented methods, according to various embodiments, comprise: (1) integrating a privacy management system with DLP tools; (2) using the DLP tools to identify sensitive information that is stored in computer memory outside of the context of the privacy management system; and (3) in response to the sensitive data being discovered by the DLP tool, displaying each area of sensitive data to a privacy officer (e.g., similar to pending transactions in a checking account that have not been reconciled). A designated privacy officer may then select a particular entry and either match it up (e.g., reconcile it) with an existing data flow or campaign in the privacy management system, or trigger a new privacy assessment to be done on the data to capture the related privacy attributes and data flow information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: OneTrust, LLC
    Inventor: Kabir A. Barday
  • Patent number: 11244339
    Abstract: A tool for generating and publishing vehicle offers by matching up manufacturer incentive data and vehicle data received from a third party data source with inventory data received from a dealership data source is disclosed. The disclosed tool allows a user to match incentive and vehicle data to specific vehicles currently in a dealership's inventory and to generate custom offers for those specific vehicles that uniquely identify the specific vehicles from dealership's inventory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Constellation Agency, LLC
    Inventors: Diana S. Lee, Matthew R. Woodruff
  • Patent number: 11238676
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method includes receiving, from a computing device, (i) a user identifier, (ii) a vehicle identifier for a vehicle, and (iii) contextual information related to vehicle service content currently displayed on the computing device. Based on the contextual information, the method includes determining a vehicle scan tool function to perform on the vehicle. The method further includes identifying a vehicle scan tool associated with the user identifier. The method also includes causing a selectable vehicle scan tool initialization option to be displayed on the computing device. The method further includes receiving, from the computing device, a selection of the selectable vehicle scan tool initialization option. In response to receiving the selection, the method additionally providing instructions to initialize the vehicle scan tool to perform the vehicle scan tool function on the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Snap-on Incorporated
    Inventors: Patrick S. Merg, Roy S. Brozovich, Jacob G. Foreman, Brett A. Kelley
  • Patent number: 11232414
    Abstract: A machine and process for making and for using a machine. The process includes receiving, by the computer over a network, a notification of a payment comprising an amount of cryptocurrency and a first cryptocurrency address, and effectuating, by the computer, the purchase by using the amount and the cryptocurrency address from which a first public key can be derived, and applying the computer system to verifying that a digitally represented human or entity purporting to have made a purchase with cryptocurrency is entitled to obtain value for the purchase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Raise Marketplace Inc.
    Inventors: Josh Metnick, Ryan Chiu, Alexander Oliver Smith, Ethan Gordon
  • Patent number: 11227263
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention include retrieving, by a processor, a list of participants invited to a meeting, the list of participants including a first participant and a second participant. It is determined, by the processor, whether the first participant has previously interacted with the second participant. Output is provided, by the processor to a user interface of a user device. The output includes information about the second participant based at least in part on determining that the first participant has not previously interacted with the second participant. The output includes information about an interaction between the first participant and the second participant based at least in part on determining that the first participant has previously interacted with the second participant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Heidi Lagares-Greenblatt, Jenny S. Li, Xinlin Wang
  • Patent number: 11227598
    Abstract: A method for controlling a terminal by voice includes: querying, by a first terminal installed with a first client, a second client on a second terminal about scene information. The scene information includes information of at least one operable object in at least one display interface of the second client. The method also includes: displaying, on the first client, a prompt message about voice recording, the prompt message being a reference for a user to issue a voice operation; recording voice to obtain first audio data in response to an operation on a voice recording control of the first client; transmitting the scene information and the first audio data to a server, the server being a back-end server of the second client; and transmitting, after a control instruction is returned by the server, the control instruction to the second client, the control instruction carrying information of a to-be-performed operable object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Guangyao Gao
  • Patent number: 11228663
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for controlling content distribution includes forwarding information associated with a user to a device operated by the user, the information being configured for use in selecting content from any of multiple content providers for a content distribution to the user. The method includes receiving, in response to the information, an edit of the information forwarded from the device. The edit identifies a first content provider and including a first modification of the content distribution regarding the first content provider. The method includes storing the edit in association with the information such that the first modification is taken into account in the content distribution. The method can be implemented using a computer program product tangibly embodied in a computer-readable storage medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Aitan Weinberg, Rajas Moonka, Brad H. Bender, Brian Axe, Oren E. Zamir, Gregor Hochmuth
  • Patent number: 11227350
    Abstract: A single-tier blockchain-based method for document transformation and accountability via different node types is provided. Document templates relating to a transfer of real property are maintained. Each template includes form elements each associated with a data field identifier. A subset of the document templates are collected as transaction documents for a transaction of a real property transfer. The form elements of the transaction documents are populated with received data values via the data field identifiers of the form elements. Compliance checking is performed on the populated data values of the transaction documents. A cryptographic hash of the transaction documents is provided to a network of nodes, which includes nodes that store different types of data related to the transaction documents. The cryptographic hash of the transaction documents is committed to a blockchain stored by one or more of the nodes in the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Side, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Wu, Guy Gal, Christopher Dzoba, Jeffrey Judkins, Mark J. Stefik, Adriano Castro
  • Patent number: 11222145
    Abstract: A smart plan portal that is used in conjunction with a computer aided design (CAD) software application module. The smart plan portal provides a library of predesigned elements that are presented for selection and placement for building design. Each placed element automatically integrates with adjacent elements and the overall building design. Based on the building design using the library of elements, structural components and equipment components are generated. Each component is associated with a digital identifier that is used to identify a number of attributes for the associated component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: PATCO LLC
    Inventors: John Louis Vanker, Michael J. Lastowski
  • Patent number: 11223695
    Abstract: A method of controlling transmission of data over a data network comprising authenticating a first user; sending a request message comprising data corresponding to a first group of user identifiers representative of proposed recipients, and determining updates to the group of user identifiers. The updates being based on a group score representing a similarity measure indicative of an overlap between the first group and a second group of user identifiers associated with an historical data package; and a user score for a second user identifier in the second group based on the group score and access data associated with the historical data package. A control message is transmitted to the client system, and an updated group of user identifiers is generated based on the control message. A data package is constructed and transmitted to a set of recipients based on the updated group of user identifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Egress Software Technologies IP Limited
    Inventors: John Goodyear, Tony Pepper, Neil Larkins, Ian Angus Macinnes
  • Patent number: 11223627
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include a platform for a resource provisioning system. The platform can execute big data analysis techniques to access-right data to generate statistics that characterize a set of users. For example, characteristics of users who access resources events can be analyzed with varying levels of detail. The access-right data can include access right assignments, and data identifying the users to which access rights are assigned. In some implementations, spatial management systems can access the platform to generate statistics for the resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Oberg, Evan Altman
  • Patent number: 11222045
    Abstract: A system, method and computer-readable media for managing contact information via a network-based interface. A network resource transmits a data request to a contact information processing service. The contact information processing service processes the data request in accordance with the parameters included in the data request and information maintained by the contact information processing service. Examples of the processing facilitated by the contact information processing service include contact identification routines, contact verification routines, group-based information routines, and communication information routines. The contact information processing service returns the results to the requesting network resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Steffen Vance, Jeffrey Allen Armantrout, Jessi E. Alva, Teresa S. Valdez Klein
  • Patent number: 11222348
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a context-specific experience sampling method comprising the steps of: collecting user's experience information; classifying the collected user's experience information and selecting keywords representing the classified user's experience information; generating a questionnaire to be applied to experience sampling based on the keywords; providing the questionnaire to the user; receiving response data by each activity for a context and an environment that the user has experienced, in response to the questionnaire; and analyzing a relationship between the user's context and environment and the user's experience, based on the response data by each activity for the user's context and environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Research & Business Foundation Sungkyunkwan University
    Inventors: Yongse Kim, Jin Hui Kim, Yeonkoo Hong
  • Patent number: 11218783
    Abstract: Embodiments provide methods and systems for creating virtual audiences and for facilitating remote audience participation. An example embodiment for creating a virtual audience begins by providing a digital feed from a performance area to a remotely located audience. In turn, such a method receives feedback from the remotely located audience and provides an output at the performance area corresponding to at least a portion of the received feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: ESB LABS, Inc.
    Inventor: Ira Lee
  • Patent number: 11211666
    Abstract: The vehicle battery pack exchange system herein described charges renters for the time use interval, the energy needed to recharge the battery pack, and the battery wear their use has caused. Data on battery wear accelerating stress parameters such as current, voltage, temperature, and state of charge is collected for battery packs rented to vehicle users. Wear rates are estimated from the collected data. Then either users are charged for the wear they cause or wear is limited to some predetermined wear rate and users are charged a predetermined battery wear fee per kWh delivered by the battery pack. In either embodiment drivers are displayed information to adapt their driving to battery wear rates. Renters are charged for battery pack usage time, energy supplied by the rental station, and battery wear providing battery owners a secure return on their investment. This system accommodates both short term and sustained long term rentals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Inventor: Goodwyn George Reeves
  • Patent number: 11210469
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for event detection, a device, and a storage medium. An event is formed by acquiring a plurality of texts including a target keyword; extracting phrases independently describing event information from titles of the plurality of texts; and clustering the extracted phrases and gathering texts where phrases belonging to a same cluster are located to form an event. The accuracy of the event detection and the recall rate for an event can be improved through the method provided by embodiments of the present application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: BEIJING BAIDU NETCOM SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuguang Chen, Wenhao Chen, Hui Zhou, Yuhong Zheng, Weina Chen
  • Patent number: 11200609
    Abstract: A system and method for customizing a vehicle for a user from a dealer through a user interface of a mobile device. The system and method may include a vehicle customization application stored on the mobile device. The user interface can be used to select the vehicle from a plurality of vehicles using the vehicle customization application. The vehicle customization application may create a user desires profile for the user of the vehicle customization application and may retrieve all dealer installed option packages for the selected vehicle from a dealer database of the dealer. Based on the user desires profile and the retrieved dealer installed packages, artificial intelligence may be used to generate a list of dealer installed option packages for the user. The user may select dealer installed option packages from the generated list of dealer installed option packages through the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: James Malcolm Spears, David Anthony Phelps, Brian Thomas Latronico, Teresa A. Mays, Doyle Russell Dennis, Jr., Gary Don Bourn, Kevin W. Thornley
  • Patent number: 11201803
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to avoid the situation where data to be transmitted have to be discarded, even when a network to which the data is to be transmitted is unavailable. The electronic control unit has: a determination part that executes a first determination process for determining whether a network to which data is to be transmitted is available or not; and a transmission part that executes a first transmission process for transmitting the data to the network when it is determined that the network is available, and executes a storage process for storing the data in a storage medium when it is determined that the network is unavailable. The electronic control unit executes the same processes for another network as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Yamasaki, Toshio Kawamura, Nobuyuki Nakagawa, Yoshitaka Kaseda
  • Patent number: 11195191
    Abstract: There is provided a method of generating on a computer a prioritized listing of customers. The method includes establishing a data communications link to a database including financial payment information related to a financial transaction of an existing vehicle of each customer. The method includes retrieving an existing payment amount based upon the financial payment information. The method includes calculating a new payment amount. The method further includes deriving a payment difference score based upon a difference between the existing payment amount and the new payment amount. The method includes determining a behavior factor. The method includes deriving on a computer a behavior score based upon the behavior factor. The method includes determining a purchase behavior prediction score based upon the payment difference score and the behavior score. The method further includes ranking each customer based upon the determined purchase behavior prediction score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: AUTOMOTIVEMASTERMIND, INC.
    Inventors: Marco G Schnabl, Johannes Gnauck
  • Patent number: 11195556
    Abstract: An approach is provided for a segment-based viewing of a watermarked recording. The approach involves receiving a request, from an evaluator, to access one of a plurality of media associated with a plurality of interviewees, wherein each of the plurality of media represents a recording of an interview of a corresponding interviewee; and wherein the request relates to evaluation of the corresponding interviewee for admission or hiring. The approach also involves determining source-identifying information associated with the evaluator. The approach further involves determining source-identifying information associated with the request. The approach additionally involves generating a watermark based on the source-identifying information, wherein the watermark is configured to depict an identifier of the evaluator during a presentation of the requested media. The approach further involves modifying the one media to superimpose the watermark on the recording.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Inventor: Terry Crawford
  • Patent number: 11194455
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to user interfaces for health applications. In some embodiments, exemplary user interfaces for managing health and safety features on an electronic device are described. In some embodiments, exemplary user interfaces for managing the setup of a health feature on an electronic device are described. In some embodiments, exemplary user interfaces for managing background health measurements on an electronic device are described. In some embodiments, exemplary user interfaces for managing a biometric measurement taken using an electronic device are described. In some embodiments, exemplary user interfaces for providing results for captured health information on an electronic device are described. In some embodiments, exemplary user interfaces for managing background health measurements on an electronic device are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Felton, Matthew W. Crowley, Allison Dryer, Dashiell Bodington, Aditya Dua, Eamon Francis Gilravi, Sankalita Saha