Based On User Location Patents (Class 705/14.58)
  • Patent number: 11900402
    Abstract: Provided is a process including segmenting a representation into a set of tiles and obtaining a set of geolocations. The process includes, for each tile, determining a respective amount of devices within the respective tile to form a set of weights. The process also includes assigning each tile of a subset of the set of tiles with a set of groups based on the set of weights, building a first map based on the set of groups, and building a second map by traversing the first map. The process also includes determining a first and second subset of devices by traversing the second map, determining whether a second tile is to be assigned to a first or second group based on the first and second subset of devices, assigning the second tile to the first group, and building a region map comprising the set of groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: PlaceIQ, Inc.
    Inventor: Drew Breunig
  • Patent number: 11864053
    Abstract: A visitation tracking system tracks user visitation to locations of interest to generate and report visualizations of the user visitation data. The visitation tracking system may be or include a group of one or more server machines configured to receive a user input specifying a location of interest, cause display of a presentation of a set of proximity borders within a region in response to the user input specifying the location of interest, wherein the region is based on the location of interest, receives a selection of a region to monitor (e.g., proximity borders, geo-fences), detects entries of client devices to a geo-fence represented by the region to monitor, and causes display of a notification in response to the detection of the entries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: SNAP INC.
    Inventors: Masoud Akhoondi, Yiwei Ma, Nima Khajehnouri, Rohan Monga, Shuo Wu
  • Patent number: 11849423
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices including transmitting, by a server, a first signal to a set of user equipment; receiving, by a user equipment, the transmitted first signal; transmitting a response indicating whether the user equipment is located within a first specified distance from the provider; determining a subset of user equipment that are within the first specified distance; transmitting a second signal to the determined subset of user equipment; transmitting a third signal to the subset of user equipment; receiving the transmitted third signal while a received countdown timer is still running; transmitting a response indicating whether the user equipment is located within a second specified distance from the provider; determining a second subset of user equipment that are within the second specified distance; and transmitting a fourth signal comprising a second specified amount of time to be added to the previously running countdown timer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Inventors: Elliot Berookhim, Pejman Yedidsion
  • Patent number: 11847297
    Abstract: Disclosed is a real time virtual reality (VR) service provision method including registering a client profile in an application management server by a client device, the client profile including information on a VR image that the client device wants to request, by the client device, registering avatar profiles in the application management server by a plurality of avatar devices, the avatar profiles including information on a VR image to be requested by the avatar device, comparing the client profile and the avatar profiles with each other to search for an avatar profile, at least one piece of information of which is matched with the client profile, and providing a first searching result to the client device, by the application management server, receiving input of the client device, for selecting a specific avatar device in the first search result, by the application management server, matching the client device and the specific client device with each other by the application management server, and receivin
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: MECLOUDS INC.
    Inventor: Sung Ryong Kim
  • Patent number: 11842293
    Abstract: Computing systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media are provided. An average percentage of identifier collisions are determined in historical event data based on short identifiers associated with a first event location or a second event location geographically dispersed from each other. Behavioral models are generated based on behavior analytics of short identifiers in the historical event data. Adjusted behavioral models are generated based on the average percentage of identifier collisions. A client device obtains a short identifier and an adjusted behavioral model is determined. Whether the short identifier is associated with a previous event of a first event type at the first event location is determined. A new event value or an intermediate event value for the first event type is calculated. The client device is notified using the new event value or the intermediate event value, whereby the client device displays a notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2023
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: UPSIDE SERVICES, INC
    Inventors: Alexander Kinnier, Richard McPhee
  • Patent number: 11842369
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses and articles of manufacture for mobile advertisement systems are disclosed. A mobile advertising system in accordance with the present disclosure comprises a device capable of determining a geolocation of the device, at least one sensor, coupled to the device, for determining at least a motion of the device, a display, coupled to the device in which the display faces in a direction; and a camera, coupled to the device, in which the camera captures an scene in the direction, in which the device sends at least one image to the display based at least in part on the geolocation of the device, the determined motion of the device, and the scene in the direction, and the display shows the at least one image in the direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: THEATRICALITY LLC
    Inventor: Christopher Scott Bird
  • Patent number: 11829834
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for accessing links based on encoded objects. For example, a messaging application implemented on a client device determines a location of the client device and identifies a content item previously accessed by a threshold number of client devices at the location, the content item being previously accessed by each of the client devices responsive to scanning a physical object that encodes a link to the content item. The messaging application displays a notification that identifies the content item without the client device scanning the physical object and, in response to receiving input, accesses the link to present the content item without the client device scanning the physical object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Dylan Shane Eirinberg, Laurent Desserrey
  • Patent number: 11811882
    Abstract: Identifying as a guest a user of a mobile application on a mobile device includes: following a selection to use the mobile application in guest mode, sending by an access request to a web server of a web platform, including a device token generated by a trusted provider, generating by the web server a guest user ID and sending the guest user ID to the mobile application, generating a passcode and sending the passcode along with the device token to the trusted provider, relaying by the trusted provider through a push notification service the passcode to the mobile device and the mobile application, returning by the mobile application the passcode along with the guest user ID to the web server, verifying that the returned passcode matches the guest user ID and, in case of positive match, creating a user account in a database, using the guest user ID as identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: QUADIENT TECHNOLOGIES FRANCE
    Inventor: Dinh Cuong Duong
  • Patent number: 11810031
    Abstract: Described herein are systems, apparatus, methods and computer program products configured to provide tracking and/or status updates for on-site service personnel. Geofences may be utilized to provide for automated updates to a customer. Additionally, tracking links and other communications may be provided to the customer to allow for improved communications with on-site service personnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Salesforce, Inc.
    Inventors: Puneet Dhaliwal, Niv Garber, D. Dustin Breese, Prithvi Krishnan Padmanabhan, Kara Carreri, Rahul Mehta, Raghav Abboy, Yongbo Zuo, Abraham Reyes
  • Patent number: 11799932
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and machine-readable to adapt delivery of content composites to an endpoint media device are disclosed. A first content composite may be transmitted via a packet stream to an endpoint media device. A communication from the endpoint media device that is indicative of having output at least part of the first content composite for display may be processed. Operational data from that is indicative of operations executed by the endpoint media device or a communication device may be processed and mapped to one or more operational values correlated to a metric that corresponds to endpoint disconnection with the first content composite may be identified. A second content composite to be inserted into the packet stream to the endpoint media device may be selected. The second content composite may be transmitted via the packet stream from the content provider system to the endpoint media device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: DISH Network L.L.C.
    Inventor: Kate Megan Carney Landow
  • Patent number: 11790350
    Abstract: Embodiments generally relate to the field of reward processing, and more particularly, systems, methods, and computer readable media for digital reward processing utilizing distributed ledger technology. Distributed ledger technology is utilized wherein distributed ledgers are stored on a plurality of node computing devices, the distributed ledgers including sequential entries that are cryptographically linked to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: ROYAL BANK OF CANADA
    Inventors: Edison U. Ortiz, Iustina-Miruna Vintila
  • Patent number: 11790401
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods configured to perform the stages of: receiving an initial device location; receiving a subsequent device location; determining a course of travel associated with the device; aggregating data associated with courses of travel for a plurality of devices; determining a plurality of commonly traveled paths based on the aggregated data; receiving an identification of a path of the plurality of commonly traveled paths; and defining content to be transmitted to at least one device traveling down the identified path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Inventor: Douglas L. Pittman
  • Patent number: 11778280
    Abstract: A method for generating geolocation-specific subtitles for a video is implemented via a computing system including a processor. The method includes accessing, via the processor, a video including an embedded subtitle file, extracting the subtitle file from the video, extracting unit values from the subtitle file, and extracting a geolocation of a user executing a video streaming application. The method also includes converting the unit values within the subtitle file to geolocation-specific unit values using a unit conversion map, where the geolocation-specific unit values correspond to the extracted geolocation of the user. The method further includes streaming the video with subtitles from the subtitle file on a video GUI of the video streaming application and, simultaneously with the streaming of the video, surfacing the geolocation-specific unit values within a unit conversion GUI of the video streaming application that is surfaced on top of the video GUI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Mrinal Kumar Sharma
  • Patent number: 11763347
    Abstract: A control apparatus includes a controller configured to determine whether a user who travels in a vehicle has stopped off at a place different from a destination, with reference to positional data indicating a position of the user, the user having accepted a recommendation to stop off at the place using the vehicle, the recommendation being presented together with an advertisement promoting the place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Chikage Kubo, Yusuke Kobayashi, Minoru Kubota, Kentaro Takahashi, Hideo Hasegawa, Takashi Horiguchi
  • Patent number: 11756117
    Abstract: Techniques for certifying a document and for securely transmitting access to the document across a blockchain network are disclosed. A document, which details results of a soft inquiry executed against a user's credit history, is accessed. A hash algorithm is applied to the document to certify it. The hash algorithm is based on a timestamp indicating when the document was created. Applying the hash algorithm also generates a portable identifier reflecting the document is certified at the time indicated by the timestamp. The portable identifier is added as a record to a blockchain. The record is transmitted to a second computer system using public and private keys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: PROGREXION IP, INC.
    Inventors: Justin Randall Padawer, Taylor Cushman Rose, Michael Angelo DeVico, Richard Edward Horne
  • Patent number: 11741499
    Abstract: Techniques are generally described that relate to a method and system for selecting an advertisement for a subscriber of a multi-platform service operating over a transmission medium. An advertisement computer presents advertisements to the subscriber over a platform included in the multiplatform service. Each of the advertisements is associated with a geographic location. The advertisement computer may receive positive responses to the presentment of the plurality of advertisements and define a target geographic area. A plurality of local advertisement responses from the positive responses are selected by the advertisement computer. Each local advertisement response is associated with a location inside the defined target geographic area. The advertisement computer defines a positive response area based on the plurality of local advertisement responses and selects a first new advertisement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Inventors: Edward A. Ehrlacher, Charles A. Eldering
  • Patent number: 11734665
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for card-to-smartglasses payment systems are provided. A smartglasses device may scan a payment card using a camera. The smartglasses device may identify card data elements from the payment card. The smartglasses device may initiate a transaction. The transaction may include the following components: a payer, a payee and a transaction amount. The payment card may be associated with the payer component of the transaction. As such, the card data elements may be included as the payer component of the transaction. The smartglasses may receive data from a third-party relating to the payee component of the transaction. The transaction amount may be inputted into the smartglasses as user input. The generated transaction may be transmitted to an entity for processing. Upon processing completion, the entity may transmit a notification to the smartglasses, to a device associated with the payment card and to a device associated with the payee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventor: Saurabh Gupta
  • Patent number: 11736776
    Abstract: A communication device configured to unobtrusively display media content. The processor receives an indication of a state transition of a first Activity and detects a first user interaction with the user interface, which may be done by inspecting a first operating system method called in relation to the first Activity. Upon determining the first Activity is finishing, the processor displays the media content. A backing Activity is then invoked behind the media content on a z-axis of the display wherein the operating system delays execution of the backing Activity for a predefined delay period subsequent to the selection of the user interface element. A second user interaction with the user interface is detected by inspecting a second operating system method called in relation to the backing Activity. The display of the media content is terminated upon the detection of the occurrence of the second user interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: IQzone, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Aaron Feadler, James Alex Wolfinger, Sean Robert Wagner
  • Patent number: 11727356
    Abstract: The present disclosure involves systems, software, and computer implemented methods for automatically generating acquisition IDs and using them to track and record how products are identified, offered, and sold, as well as how customers respond to particular variations of product offers. The acquisition ID can be associated with any product sale, transaction completion, or account creation initiated using or otherwise identifying or associated with the acquisition ID, where the connection to the acquisition ID can be maintained and retained with ongoing records associated with the interaction and created account, transaction, and/or product purchase. Using the stored information and the acquisition IDs, an organization can precisely determine what products were sold using which marketing tactic, campaign, or channel through which the transaction occurred and/or was initiated, among others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Inventors: Adrian Bloy, Morgan Klein-MacNeil
  • Patent number: 11727425
    Abstract: An application platform configurable for collecting user data associated with a plurality of retail-branded credit cards is provided. The application platform includes a configurable front end comprising a graphical user Interface layer that is configurable to a specific one of the plurality of retail-branded credit cards, a backend layer comprising credit card functionality for directly performing credit card transactions associated with a specific one of the plurality of retail-branded credit cards, a data collection layer comprising a data collector for collecting user data associated with the plurality of retail-branded credit cards and an analytics engine coupled with the data collection layer for determining one or more attribute about a user from the user data associated with the plurality of retail-branded credit cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: BREAD FINANCIAL PAYMENTS, INC.
    Inventor: James Walz
  • Patent number: 11720755
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for generating sets of candidates comprising images and places within a threshold geographic proximity based on geographic information associated with each of the plurality of images and geographic information associated with each place. For each set of candidates, the systems and methods generate a similarity score based on a similarity between text extracted from each image and a place name, and the geographic information associated with each image and each place. For each place with an associated image as a potential match, the systems and methods generate a name similarity score based on matching the extracted text of the image to the place name, and store an image as place data associated with a place based on determining that the name similarity score for the extracted text associated with the image is higher than a second predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Hintz, Lionel Gueguen, Kapil Gupta, Benjamin James Kadlec, Susmit Biswas
  • Patent number: 11716602
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed relating to low energy communication devices. A device may be configured as a low energy central device that is associated with a particular location within a premises. Information may be received from a peripheral device when the peripheral device is within a threshold proximity of the low energy central device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Patrick Connelly, John Bradford Hart, Theodore Balan Cyril
  • Patent number: 11676116
    Abstract: Tandem transactions facilitated through automatic application of a tandem transaction limit are provided. A system includes a group manager that identifies a group including respective identifications indicative of a first user and a second user. A transaction limit manager establishes a first transaction limit for the first user, a second transaction limit for the second user, and a third transaction limit for a combination of the first and second user. A transaction manager dynamically applies the third transaction limit based on a determination that the first and second user are performing a joint transaction. The transaction manager revokes the third transaction limit after a threshold time and applies the first transaction limit to first user transactions and the second transaction limit to second user transactions. Incentives are provided if a user remains at a location for a threshold amount of time or causes other users to visit the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventor: Chris Kalaboukis
  • Patent number: 11657042
    Abstract: An automated method for search and generation of relevant search results includes: receiving freeform search characters input by a user; simultaneously searching a first freeform entry source and a second freeform entry source to obtain corresponding first suggested freeform entries and second suggested freeform entries; ranking the first suggested freeform entries according to first rules of relevancy to the user, and generating first ranked suggested freeform entries; ranking the second suggested freeform entries according to second rules of relevancy to the user, and generating second ranked suggested freeform entries; combining the first and second ranked suggested freeform entries into a combined set of suggested freeform entries, and ranking the combined set of suggested freeform entries according to combined rules of relevancy to the user, and generating combined ranked suggested freeform entries; and transmitting the combined ranked suggested freeform entries to the user for selection of a desired typ
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: CIBO Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel P. White, Garrett M. Kolpin
  • Patent number: 11640623
    Abstract: A first data packet can be received from an origination terminal at a remote server operatively coupled to the origination terminal and an end user terminal. The first data packet can have a plurality of offers and image or video data acquired by an image/video sensor. The image or video data can be processed by the remote server using an image processing algorithm to estimate a current idle time associated with the origination terminal. One or more aspects of the plurality of offers can be controlled by the remote server based on the current idle time. A second data packet including the plurality of offers can be transmitted to the end user terminal by the remote server. A selection of a preferred offer of the plurality of offers can be received from the end user terminal at the remote server. The preferred offer can be provided to the origination terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: Wayne Fueling Systems LLC
    Inventors: Sangamesh Gundappa, Anand Krishna, Raghav Verma, Shubhankar Sundriyal, Om Prakash Gupta, Hob Hairston, Henry Fieglein
  • Patent number: 11636510
    Abstract: Systems and methods for dynamically tracking delivery and performance of digital advertising placed on non-personal devices in physical locations and integrating, displaying, and reporting impressions and events in digital advertising systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: Place Exchange, Inc.
    Inventors: Yehuda Ari Buchalter, Kshitij Sharma, Jason Shao, William T. Maslyn, Nitin Shriram
  • Patent number: 11605045
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for an address exchange system including a controller configured to provide an API configured to receive an identifier from a user and further configured not to receive a physical address from the user, wherein the user provides an item for shipment to the physical address. In response to receiving the identifier, the controller is further adapted to request the physical address from a data storage system wherein the data storage system stores an association between the identifier and the physical address and further stores one or more permission settings defining situations in which the physical address is to be provided in response to receipt of the identifier. In response to receipt of the identifier, the data storage system tests the permission settings to determine whether or not to provide the associated physical address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: MapMyld, Inc.
    Inventors: Kush Santosh, Akshat Keshan, John Lee, Arunachalam Muthu, Fakhruddin Hatim Chopdawala
  • Patent number: 11601704
    Abstract: A server operated by a service provider may enable a user to upgrade and/or purchase one or more service plans associated with a user account and provided by the service provider. The service plan may include access to one or more third-party services that provide content accessible via applications. The service provider may inform a notification service that operates a device management platform that the user account is permitted access to the content provider. The notification service may send a message to the user device including an indication that the user device now has access to the content provider and/or a selectable option to install an application associated with the content provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Samson Kim-Sun Kwong, Aman Sehgal, Kirby Thornton, Austin Amort, Rohit Iyer, Andrew Cheung, Sarvesh Kaushal, Reshma Majithia
  • Patent number: 11593844
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide methods, systems, apparatuses, and computer program products for adaptively generating an initial electronic bid value for a new digital content object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: GROUPON, INC.
    Inventors: Mazeiar Salehie, Clovis Aurius Chapman
  • Patent number: 11584383
    Abstract: While a vehicle is in an off state, expiration of a timer and receipt of a first message from a user device are monitored. Upon determining that at least one of the timer has expired or that the first message is received from the user device, a communication network onboard the vehicle is then monitored for a specified set of fault conditions. Upon detecting, on the onboard vehicle communication network, a fault condition included in the set of fault conditions, the fault condition is then identified as one of transient or persistent. A user assist feature of the vehicle is disabled upon identifying that the fault condition is transient and that a second message was received from the user device after the fault condition was detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Ahmed Benmimoun, Chenhao Ma, Tony Tae-Jin Pak, Thomas Gerlitz, Hamid M. Golgiri
  • Patent number: 11562581
    Abstract: A system for acquiring images of products in a retail store is disclosed. The system may include a first housing configured for location on a retail shelving unit, and an image capture device included in the first housing and configured relative to the first housing such that an optical axis of the image capture device is directed toward an opposing retail shelving unit when the first housing is fixedly mounted on the retail shelving unit. The system may further include a second housing configured for location on the retail shelving unit separate from the first housing, the second housing containing a processor configured to control the image capture device and a network interface for communicating with a remote server. The system may further include a data conduit configured to enable transfer of control signals from the processor to the image capture device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Trax Technology Solutions Pte Ltd.
    Inventors: Yair Adato, Itai Lishner, Daniel Shimon Cohen
  • Patent number: 11558741
    Abstract: A method is disclosed. The method includes receiving a broadcast signal from a beacon device, the broadcast signal encoding a first credential associated with a first entity. In response to receipt of the broadcast signal, the mobile communication device transmits the received first credential to an authentication system. The authentication system determines if the first entity associated with the broadcast signal is authentic and generates a confirmation message confirming the authenticity of the first entity. The mobile communication device then receives the confirmation message indicating that the first entity is authentic. The mobile communication thereafter receives and transmits a second credential for the mobile communication device to the beacon device, which transmits the second credential to the authentication system. The authentication system then confirms the authenticity of the mobile communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: VISA INTERNATIONAL SERVICE ASSOCIATION
    Inventors: Quan Wang, Kyle Crouse
  • Patent number: 11551214
    Abstract: A location of a transaction or payment request is compared with a location of a user device to determine whether the distance is great enough to send an alert for a possible fraudulent transaction. The user device location may be predicted based on a last known location and information about the area of the last known location and movement of the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventor: Prashanth Ranganathan
  • Patent number: 11551163
    Abstract: The control apparatus includes a controller configured to acquire time slot data indicating an available time slot at a place that provides a service, and generate announcement data announcing a proposal to take a user to the place using a vehicle should the user reserve the time slot indicated by the time slot data, and a communication interface configured to transmit the announcement data generated by the controller to a terminal apparatus configured to present content of data to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Chikage Kubo, Yusuke Kobayashi, Minoru Kubota, Kentaro Takahashi, Hideo Hasegawa, Takashi Horiguchi
  • Patent number: 11544949
    Abstract: The systems may include dividing a digital map provided by a mapping system into a matrix having a plurality of cells; assigning a cell of the plurality of cells to encompass a geographic region of the digital map; calculating a number of sites of interest in the cell; creating a marker comprising a first count number representing the number of sites of interest in the cell; and sharing the marker with a browser for display on the digital map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Shivakumar Chandrashekar, Raju Rathi, Yogesh Tayal, Kunal Upadhyay, Purushotham Vunnam
  • Patent number: 11540007
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for cross-device interaction, the method comprising: intercepting a triggering event by a mobile client application program; employing a low energy communication monitoring service adapted for searching at least one universally unique identifier advertised by a low energy communication advertisement service configured to enable retrieval of a content identifier associated with content received from a server and being displayed by a television client application program, retrieving using the at least one universally unique identifier the content identifier, and providing the content identifier to the mobile client application program; and, responsive to receiving notice on intercepting a user interaction event by a user interaction event listener, presenting by the mobile client application program an information item retrieved using the content identifier provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Digital Turbine, Inc.
    Inventors: Brandon Brent Ayers, Joel E. Frazier, Harris David Thurmond
  • Patent number: 11531402
    Abstract: Example systems, devices, media, and methods are described for controlling the presentation of one or more virtual or graphical elements on a display in response to bimanual hand gestures detected by an eyewear device that is capturing frames of video data with its camera system. An image processing system detects a first hand and defines an input plane relative to a surface of the detected first hand. The image processing system also detects a series of bimanual hand shapes, including the detected first hand and at least one fingertip of a second hand. In response, the system presents a first movable element on the display at a location that is correlated with the current fingertip location. In addition, the image processing system determines whether the detected series of bimanual hand shapes matches a predefined hand gesture. In response to a matching gesture, the system executes a selecting action of an element nearest the current fingertip location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventor: Karen Stolzenberg
  • Patent number: 11531718
    Abstract: A system for displaying information on a selected entity is configured to: (a) display, on a graphical user interface (GUI), a menu including an option for probing a world view, a regional view, regional interactions, and a target entity view, wherein the world view includes image icons displayed on a world map, the regional view includes image profiles displayed by region, the regional interactions include image icons representing commonalities between two or more different regions, and the target entity view includes an image of the selected entity; (b) display the world view based on the option being the probing of the world view; and (c) display a set of keywords associated with the image icons based at least in part on calculated ratings associated with the set of keywords, wherein an order of the displayed set of keywords is determined based on the associated ratings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Ultra Information Solutions
    Inventor: Ben Gold
  • Patent number: 11521746
    Abstract: A computer system and method causes selection of an advertisement based on the prevalence of a healthcare condition in each of a plurality of geographic areas. The prevalence is calculated by an entity that matches healthcare data with consumer data to determine, in each of the geographic areas, how many individuals have an unidentified healthcare condition. The entity removes information pertaining to specific geographic areas and healthcare condition codes that would permit re-identification of persons coded with those specific codes, so that the privacy of the personal healthcare information is maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Inventor: Michael D Weintraub
  • Patent number: 11522953
    Abstract: A human-cyber-physical resource-oriented adaptive construction method and apparatus for a structured peer-to-peer (P2P) network are provided. The structured P2P network is a point-to-point network with physical perception information and can be effectively used in a human-cyber-physical fusion scenario. The method includes: using a grid aggregation algorithm to calculate the latitude and longitude coordinates of a new node to acquire a position hash value of the new node; determining, according to the position hash value, a registration node of the new node from the existing nodes of the structured P2P network; and completing, according to the information returned by the registration node to the new node, registration of the new node, thereby resulting adding of the registered new node into the structured P2P network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: PEKING UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Gang Huang, Huaqian Cai, Xuanzhe Liu, Yun Ma
  • Patent number: 11514474
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an online platform for out of home advertising. The online platform may allow various advertisers to search for advertising panels (e.g., digital billboards), select available time periods for an advertising panel, upload an advertisement (“ad”), and have the ad displayed on the advertising panel. An advertiser can search for advertising panels using one or more search parameters (e.g., geographical location and demography of target audience). The online platform may also allow advertising panel owners to publish their advertising panels, manage availability, and approve or reject ads for display. The online platform may generate reports relating to the advertising panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Adomni Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Gudai, Jonathan Fine, Robert Stockham, Christopher Weiss, Eric Medlin
  • Patent number: 11508105
    Abstract: A method for accessing legacy devices via Augmented Reality (AR) devices. The method includes acquiring, via an AR device, an image of a keyboard of a legacy device. The method includes accessing customer commands for initiating of a transaction using the legacy device. The method includes determining a command sequence based, at least in part, on the customer commands, the command sequence mapping to a keystroke sequence to be entered using the keyboard. The method includes generating an overlay indicating a keystroke sequence corresponding to the command sequence. The method also includes displaying, via the AR device, the overlay by visually projecting the overlay over the keyboard of the legacy device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Charles Todasco, Braden Christopher Ericson
  • Patent number: 11507185
    Abstract: In one aspect, a headset may include at least one processor, at least two electrodes accessible to the at least one processor, an inertial measurement unit (IMU) accessible to the at least one processor, and storage accessible to the at least one processor. The storage may include instructions executable by the at least one processor to receive input from the at least two electrodes, receive input from the IMU, and normalize the input from the at least two electrodes based on the input from the IMU. The instructions may then be executable to perform eye tracking using electrooculography (EOG) based on the normalized input from the at least two electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Lenovo (United States) Inc.
    Inventors: David Schwarz, Russell Speight VanBlon, John W Nicholson, Scott Li
  • Patent number: 11493930
    Abstract: Embodiments are provided that include maintaining a map of a plurality of markers in an environment. The map includes a last detection time of each marker of the plurality of markers. The embodiments also include receiving a set of detected markers from a robotic device that is configured to localize in the environment using the plurality of markers. The embodiments further include updating, in the map, the last detection time of each marker which has a mapped position that corresponds to a detected position of a detected marker in the set of detected markers. The embodiments additionally include identifying, from the plurality of markers in the map, a marker having a last detection time older than a threshold amount of time. The embodiments still further include initiating an action related to the identified marker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Intrinsic Innovation LLC
    Inventors: Dirk Holz, Elizabeth Murphy
  • Patent number: 11488161
    Abstract: Implementations of the disclosure are directed to proving and creating on a distributed ledger a verifiable transaction record of a transaction between a user associated with user device and an agent associated with agent system, where the identities of the user and agent are hidden.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Abilash Soundararajan, Michael Reid Tennefoss
  • Patent number: 11481094
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to managing location-related communications of an electronic device associated with a user account. In some embodiments, techniques are discussed for managing location-related communications by pausing display of location-related communications while location-related alerts are enabled. In some embodiments, an option for pausing the alerts is displayed with a set of one or more alert conditions. In some embodiments, techniques are discussed for managing location-related communications by automatically generating a second alert after a first alert was generated in response to a set of alert criteria being met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Hannah S. Story, Nabila Rahman, Patrick L. Coffman
  • Patent number: 11468486
    Abstract: Vehicle transactions can be facilitated based on location. A customer location can be tracked relative to vehicles at a dealer location. A customer in close proximity to a particular vehicle at a dealer location can be detected, and a finance agreement can be generated between a financing party, the customer, and the dealer of the vehicle based on the detection of the customer and the vehicle. Further, a mechanism is provided to aid execution of the finance agreement as a contract between the customer, the financing party, and the dealer to finalize a sale or lease of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Vasudev Tumkur Umapathi, Ramesh Chinnasamy, Rameshchandra Bhaskar Ketharaju, Ramanathan Ramanathan, Shanmukeswara Rao Donkada, Parul Ghosh
  • Patent number: 11461386
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for receiving a query image and a user tap location, processing the received query image based on the user tap location, identifying one or more entities associated with the processed query image and in response to receiving (i) the query image, and (ii) the user tap location, providing information about the identified one or more of the entities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Abhanshu Sharma, David Petrou, Matthew Sharifi
  • Patent number: 11449535
    Abstract: An embodiment may involve persistent storage containing an ordered set of queries that are respectively associated with textual prompts, visibility indicators, definitions of answer formats, and zero or more dependencies on other queries in the ordered set of queries. One or more processors may be configured to iterate through the ordered set of queries, and for a query therein: retrieve the query; determine that the query has a dependency on a previous query; modify a textual prompt of the query, a visibility indicator of the query, or a definition of an answer format of the query; determine that the visibility indicator specifies that the query is visible; provide, by way of a conversational interface, the textual prompt; receive, by way of the conversational interface, an input in response to the textual prompt; verify that the input matches the definition of the answer format; and store the input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: ServiceNow, Inc.
    Inventors: Shouvik Goswami, Harshvardhan Prasad, Varun Tayal, Anurag Vesangi, Akshay Kumar Vyasabhattu
  • Patent number: 11449898
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a method, a device, and storage medium for recommending a point of interest (POI) for location-based services (LBSs). The method includes determining, by a device, a target region according to a location of a user. The target region is a geographic region obtained by dividing an electronic map based on Mercator coordinates. The device includes a memory storing instructions and a processor in communication with the memory. The method includes obtaining, by the device, at least one target POI, the at least one target POI being selected according to an influence, the influence comprising at least one of a target-region influence, a smooth-window-region influence, and a fused-region influence; and outputting, by the device, the at least one target POI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Guangmou Pan, Fanshuo Kong