Based On User Location Patents (Class 705/14.58)
  • Patent number: 11361326
    Abstract: A request for an inference from a customer is received at a machine learning (ML) decentralized application (DAPP) platform, where the request includes a data record associated with a user that is associated with the customer. The data record is distributed by the ML DAPP platform among a number of service providers. An inference is received at the ML DAPP platform from each service provider. The received inferences are returned to the customer by the ML DAPP platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Itzhak Shoshan
  • Patent number: 11358603
    Abstract: A system for a vehicle includes a memory configured to store modeling parameters, generated using an algorithm that assigns relevance scores to features, that specify information indicative of how configuration data including information indicative of use of features of the vehicle classifies which user is currently using the vehicle. The system also includes a processor programmed to monitor the vehicle for the configuration data, identify a most likely user profile using the modeling parameters according to the configuration data, and apply settings of the user profile to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy Lerner, James Issac, Jae Hyung Lim
  • Patent number: 11354723
    Abstract: The E-WALLET STORE INJECTION SEARCH APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS (“SIS”) transform aggregated automated shopping lists and user location data using SIS components into automated shopping item availability messages and merchant location navigation responses. In some implementations, the disclosure provides a processor-implemented method of providing an automated store injection search service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: VISA INTERNATIONAL SERVICE ASSOCIATION
    Inventors: Vishwanath Shastry, Marc Blum, Ayman Hammad, Edward Katzin, Thomas Purves, Julian Hua
  • Patent number: 11344812
    Abstract: A method of performing operations for executing a progressive interactive augmented reality (AR) advertisement display during execution of a running application is disclosed. based on a receiving of a first trigger event from the running application, a first aspect of the progressive AR advertisement is executed within a display window while the application is executing. The first aspect includes an interactive advertisement. Based on a receiving of a second trigger event from within the first aspect of the progressive AR advertisement, a second aspect of the progressive AR advertisement is executed in the display window while the application is executing. The second aspect includes an interactive AR advertisement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Unity Technologies SF
    Inventors: Anthony Salvatore Parisi, Katrina Rose Stagg
  • Patent number: 11348058
    Abstract: A delivery confirmation of a package at a delivery location may be determined based on a communication protocol between a user device and a package device associated with the package. A user can order an item and anticipate a delivery of the item to a delivery location associated with the user. A delivery device can determine that it has entered a geographic region associated with the delivery location. The delivery device and/or a user device associated with the delivery location can determine, using the communication protocol, that the delivery device is within a range of the user device. Then, the user device can receive a package device identifier associated with the package device, determine that the package device is within the range of the user device, and determine a delivery confirmation of the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Zheng Wang, Yee Yan Cheng, Jin Li, Shao-Wen Yang, Qianchao Ban, Xingang Guo
  • Patent number: 11341564
    Abstract: A handheld device for use by a user or a consumer, that includes a custom application and is capable of interacting with its physical environment is disclosed. The device utilizes a positioning subsystem located in the device, and a priori or dynamic knowledge locations of stores, items and other geographic position markers. The devices assists the user in identifying and purchasing items of interest, in real time with relevant and timely location based information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Mercatus Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Djen Choo, Andrew John Isherwood, Sanil Matta, Stephen Seo
  • Patent number: 11334857
    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: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventor: Chris Kalaboukis
  • Patent number: 11308514
    Abstract: An example apparatus to determine census-based audience metrics of media across multiple demographics includes an audience size determiner to determine a first census-level audience size based on a third-party audience size, a third-party impression count, and a first cross-demographic total census parameter value; an impression counts determiner to determine a first census-level impression count based on the third-party audience size, the third-party impression count, and the first cross demographic total census parameter value; and a verifier to determine whether the first cross-demographic total census parameter value satisfies a constraint based on the first census-level impression count; and when the constraint is not satisfied the verifier to: (a) discard the first cross-demographic total census parameter value, and (b) select a second cross-demographic total census parameter value, the second cross-demographic total census parameter value to determine a second census-level audience size and a second ce
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Michael R. Sheppard, Edward Murphy, Beate Sissenich, Edmond Wong, Jing Liu, Ludo Daemen
  • Patent number: 11308698
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a computing system may generate and display a virtual reality environment to a user. The computing system may determine a head pose of the user based on headset tracking data associated with a headset worn by the user. The computing system may determine a hand pose of the user based on hand tracking data associated with a device held or worn by a hand of the user. The computing system may access scene information associated with the displayed virtual reality environment. The computing system may determine a predicted focal point of the user within the virtual reality environment by processing the head pose, the hand pose, and the scene information using a machine-learning model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC.
    Inventors: Kara Emery, Marina Zannoli, Lei Xiao
  • Patent number: 11303713
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for providing online to offline services. The systems and methods may obtain a plurality of historical positions of a user terminal within a first predetermined time period in a plurality of days. The systems and methods may identify at least one candidate area based on the plurality of historical positions of the user terminal. The systems and methods may identify one or more of the at least one candidate areas as one or more active areas of the user terminal. The systems and methods may further provide data associated with one or more service requests relating to the one or more active areas to a customer application executed by the user terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: BEIJING DIDI INFINITY TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaohui Yan, Chengxiang Zhuo, Jun Xie
  • Patent number: 11297461
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods for geofencing in commercial transport vehicles are disclosed. An exemplary method includes establishing, based on a heat map of signal strength at frequencies used by a first wireless protocol in the commercial transport vehicle, a geofence for communication by a user, and controlling, based on the geofence, an availability or a level of one or more services to the user, wherein the geofence comprises one or more boundaries within the commercial transport vehicle, and wherein the one or more services are deactivated if a location of the user is outside the one or more boundaries of the geofence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC AVIONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Philip Watson, Steven Bates
  • Patent number: 11290858
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. A human user, such as a pedestrian, cyclist, or driver, may provide a feedback message to a vehicle whose behavior they observe. The feedback message and the recipient may be manually identified by the human user or may be suggested by the system or device. The feedback message may be broadcast and filtered by vehicles within the broadcast radius based on a vehicle identifier. A vehicle that receives the feedback message may discard the feedback message if it applies to another vehicle or may take responsive action if the feedback message applies to the vehicle. For example, the recipient vehicle may display the feedback message, store the feedback message to support related analysis, or relay the feedback message to other vehicles or network devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: James Kelleman, Richard Reid Hovey, Dan Vassilovski
  • Patent number: 11290789
    Abstract: Systems and methods for the optimized allocation of content within a universe of inventory are described. For example, a method may include receiving content comprising at least one characteristic and at least one goal. A universe of inventory may be accessed that comprises a plurality of targets which may be assigned into a plurality of segments based on at least one demographic vector. An allocation optimization model may be generated based on the at least one content characteristic, the at least one goal and the plurality of segments. The content may be presented to the targets based on the allocation optimization model. Viewing data may be received that comprises data associated with target consumption of the content and the allocation optimization module may be re-optimized based on the viewing data. Additional factors, such as resource constraints and/or filtering rules, may be used when re-optimizing the allocation optimization module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: FreeWheel Media, Inc.
    Inventors: Seth Haberman, Robert Bress, Claudio Marcus
  • Patent number: 11284216
    Abstract: Disclosed is a geofencing server including a memory configured to store a database including wireless fingerprint information for a point-of-interest (PoI), a communication module configured to perform communication with an electronic device, and a processor connected to the memory and the communication circuit, wherein the memory stores instructions that, when executed, cause the processor to obtain wireless network information collected at a plurality of points through the communication circuit, determine a serviceable radius based on the wireless fingerprint information and the wireless network information, and transmit a threshold value determined based on the serviceable radius to the electronic device through the communication circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Inventors: Sanguk Park, Daeho Kang, Jinwoo Kim, Chaiman Lim
  • Patent number: 11276078
    Abstract: Pieces of location history data corresponding to an identified place of interest are obtained. Each piece of the obtained location history data references one or more signals detected at the identified place of interest and also references temporal data that corresponds to the detected signal(s). Some of the obtained pieces of location history data that represent one or more short, pass-through visits at the identified place of interest are identified. Based on the identified pieces that represent the short visit(s), conditions for determining the intent of future detected location visits at the identified place of interest are generated. The generated conditions can then be employed to determine that a detected location visit of a particular computing device determined to be at the identified place of interest is an extended visit as opposed to a short visit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Dikla Dotan-Cohen, Ido Cohn, Sagi Hilleli, Jonathan Rabin
  • Patent number: 11271890
    Abstract: A first electronic device comprises at least one communication circuitry, at least one display, at least one memory configured to store instructions, and at least one processor operatively coupled with the at least one communication circuitry and the at least one display. The processor is configured to (1) access to a first server for a navigation service through an application linked with a first account for accessing to a second server, (2) receive, via the first server from a second electronic device of a second user that is authenticated through the application linked with a second account for accessing to the second server, a message, (3) display an object for inquiring whether to obtain a route from the second user, (4) receive information regarding a changed location of the second electronic device, and (5) display a relative positional relationship between the two electronic devices over an electronic map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: THINKWARE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hyun Joong Yu, Jun Sik Kim, Won Jun Heo
  • Patent number: 11265283
    Abstract: A first electronic device of the present invention comprises at least one communication circuitry, at least one display, at least one memory configured to store instructions, and at least one processor operatively coupled with the at least one communication circuitry and the at least one display. The processor is configured to (1) access to a first server for a navigation service through an application for the navigation service linked with a first account for accessing to a second server, (2) receive a user input through the application, (3) transmit, via the first server to a second electronic device of a second user that is authenticated through the application linked with a second account for accessing to the second server, a message, (4) periodically transmit, via the first server to the second electronic device, information, and (5) display a positional relationship between the two electronic devices over an electronic map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: THINKWARE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hyun Joong Yu, Jun Sik Kim, Won Jun Heo
  • Patent number: 11257175
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method for protecting users from security threats may include (i) receiving a photograph of a target that a user is attempting to acquire, (ii) extracting, from the photograph, an identifier of the target, (iii) applying the identifier of the target to a software security policy that indicates whether the target is safe for the user, and (iv) releasing locked resources to enable the user to acquire the target based on a determination that the software security policy indicates that the target is safe for the user. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: NortonLifeLock Inc.
    Inventor: Santhana Krishnan K. C.
  • Patent number: 11244337
    Abstract: Provided is a computer-implemented process for determining offers for a geofenced geographic area. After a mobile user device traverses a geofence, merchants associated with a geofence having a geofence identifier are identified. Candidate offers associated with the merchants are identified and ranked according to ranking criteria. The ranked candidate offers are transmitted to a mobile user device. The ranked candidate offers are cached on the mobile user device and presented to the user via an offers notification. The user may view and redeem an offer by selecting the offers notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: RETAILMENOT, INC.
    Inventors: John Newman Faith, Eithan Zilkha, Christopher Duty
  • Patent number: 11237017
    Abstract: A stride length calibration method includes detecting, by a first device, that a user is walking or running, and collecting a quantity of movement steps of the user. The method further includes determining whether a stride length of the user in a preset database needs to be calibrated. The method further includes requesting to obtain, from a second device, an actual movement distance of the user when calibration is needed. The stride length of the user in the preset database is provided to the first device to calculate a movement distance of the user. The method further includes calculating, by the first device, an actual stride length of the user based on the actual movement distance of the user and the quantity of movement steps of the user. The method further includes updating the stride length of the user in the preset database by using the actual stride length obtained through calculation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shangchun Yu, Huaiyong Wang, Xiaojie Shao
  • Patent number: 11237397
    Abstract: A scanning display includes a light source and a scanning assembly. The light source is configured to emit source light from a plurality of rows of emitters that are arranged parallel to a first dimension. The scanning assembly includes at least one optical element that conditions the source light. The scanning assembly is configured to scan the conditioned source light along a second dimension that is orthogonal to the first dimension. The scanning assembly configured to output the scanned light over a portion of a target area of an output waveguide. And a brightness of the scanned image light offsets dimming caused by the output waveguide expanding the scanned light in at least one dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Wanli Chi, Yijing Fu, Pasi Saarikko
  • Patent number: 11228451
    Abstract: Methods and systems for authenticated supplemental content delivery are disclosed herein. The systems can include a first requestor and a second requestor. The system can include a plurality of networked servers. The plurality of networked servers can: receive a first supplemental content request including a digital certificate from the first requestor; determine the inclusion of the digital certificate in the first supplemental content request; validate the digital certificate; determine a supplemental content class from a set of supplemental content classes based on the digital certificate; select first supplemental content based on: the determined supplemental content class; and provide the selected first supplemental content in an electronic form to the first requestor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: Arnaud Robert, Gregory Thomas Brandeau
  • Patent number: 11228557
    Abstract: A first electronic device comprises at least one communication circuitry, at least one display, at least one memory configured to store instructions, and at least one processor operatively coupled with the at least one communication circuitry and the at least one display. The processor is configured to (1) access to a first server for a navigation service through an application linked with a first account for accessing to a second server, (2) receive, via the first server from a second electronic device of a second user that is authenticated through the application linked with a second account for accessing to the second server, a message, (3) display an object for inquiring whether to obtain a route from the second user, (4) receive information regarding a changed location of the second electronic device, and (5) display a relative positional relationship between the two electronic devices over an electronic map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: THINKWARE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hyun Joong Yu, Jun Sik Kim, Won Jun Heo
  • Patent number: 11228556
    Abstract: A first electronic device of the present invention comprises at least one communication circuitry, at least one display, at least one memory configured to store instructions, and at least one processor operatively coupled with the at least one communication circuitry and the at least one display. The processor is configured to (1) access to a first server for a navigation service through an application for the navigation service linked with a first account for accessing to a second server, (2) receive a user input through the application, (3) transmit, via the first server to a second electronic device of a second user that is authenticated through the application linked with a second account for accessing to the second server, a message, (4) periodically transmit, via the first server to the second electronic device, information, and (5) display a positional relationship between the two electronic devices over an electronic map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: THINKWARE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hyun Joong Yu, Jun Sik Kim, Won Jun Heo
  • Patent number: 11222360
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, embodiments for detecting a navigation application operating on a first communication device, and identifying a location of the first communication device. Further embodiments can include obtaining a first advertisement and a second advertisement according to the location of the first communication device as well as determining a first priority associated with the first advertisement and a second priority associated with the second advertisement. Additional embodiments can include determining the first priority is higher than the second priority resulting in a determination to present the first advertisement prior to the second advertisement, and providing the first advertisement, the second advertisement, and the determination to the first communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Alexander MacDougall, Anna Lidzba, Nigel Bradley, James Carlton Bedingfield, Sr., Robert Koch, Ari Craine
  • Patent number: 11216869
    Abstract: A system and method for a media filter publication application are described. The media filter publication application receives a content item and a selected geolocation, generates a media filter based on the content item and the selected geolocation, and supplies the media filter to a client device located at the selected geolocation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Richard Allen, Sheldon Chang, Timothy Michael Sehn, William Wu
  • Patent number: 11200597
    Abstract: Technologies for identifying prospective marketing targets based on payment vehicle-based payment transactions processed over electronic payment networks are disclosed. Payment vehicle-based payment transactions are analyzed to determine historical purchase activity progressions. Consumer behavior can be mapped to a historical purchase activity progression so that future spend behavior of the consumer can be identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Worldpay, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Wayne DeAngelo, Brent Alan Badger, Jacob Matthew Sterling, Dennis A. Kettler
  • Patent number: 11195614
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems and methods for providing value added services. a request for a service for a recipient is received. A value added service may then be matched to the recipient. These value added services are vetted beforehand. The matching takes into account the recipients limitations, including physical and mental limitations, and location, and the value added service rating. The recipient's limitations; and the matching include optimizing the value added service to the profile of the recipient. The profile includes likes and dislikes of the recipient. Lastly, approval of the value added service is received from the recipient and/or the friends of family of the recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Honor Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Seth J. Sternberg, Sandy J. Ring, Cameron T. Ring, Monica Lo
  • Patent number: 11195197
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an online/offline market management server using a near-field communication (NFC) tag. The online/offline marketing management server using an NFC tag according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a communication unit configured to communicate with a user terminal, an near-field communication tag managing unit configured to manage NFC tag information formed at a business site; a reward means managing unit configured to accumulate a reward means, such as points or a coupon, on an account of the user terminal or manage the reward means to be used when the NFC tag is recognized from the user terminal; and a route guiding unit configured to acquire a user's consumption pattern according to time and region from the user terminal and display at least one activity route on an electronic map to provide a schedule by which reward means of a plurality of business sites can be accumulated or used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Inventor: Sung Ho Park
  • Patent number: 11188590
    Abstract: Embodiments are provided for updating a playlist that has been added to a playback queue in response to changes to the playback queue. The playback queue may be associated with a zone of a network media system such that items in the playback queue are to be rendered by the zone. The playlist may include one or more items playable by the zone, and may be stored separately from where the playback queue is maintained. Embodiments are also provided for updating a playback queue in response to modifications to a playlist included in the playback queue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur L. Coburn, IV, Abhishek Kumar, Andrew J. Schulert
  • Patent number: 11183193
    Abstract: This relates to intelligent automated assistants and, more specifically, to intelligent context sharing and task performance among a collection of devices with intelligent automated assistant capabilities. An example method includes, at a first electronic device participating in a context-sharing group associated with a first location: receiving a user voice input; receiving, from a context collector, an aggregate context of the context-sharing group; providing at least a portion of the aggregate context and data corresponding to the user voice input to a remote device; receiving, from the remote device, a command to perform one or more tasks and a device identifier corresponding to a second electronic device; and transmitting the command to the second electronic device based on the device identifier, wherein the command causes the second electronic device to perform the one or more tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan Hansen, Nikrouz Ghotbi, Yifeng Gui, Xinyuan Huang, Benjamin S. Phipps, Eugene Ray, Mahesh Ramaray Shanbhag, Jaireh Tecarro, Sumit Wattal
  • Patent number: 11175150
    Abstract: A system includes a computer that includes a processor and a memory. The memory stores instructions executable by the processor to receive an input route from a user device, wherein the input route is determined by user input tracing the input route on a display of a map on the user device, to specify a travel route for a vehicle, including a direction of movement of the vehicle, based on the input route received from the user device, and upon determining that the vehicle specified travel route is within a specified distance of the input route, to adjust the travel route based on vehicle sensor data, a destination of the input route, and a time of day, thereby outputting an adjusted travel route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Subhransu Mishra, Matthew Atwood Whitaker
  • Patent number: 11170405
    Abstract: Embodiments include systems and methods for cross-domain tracking of online wireless device activity to provide context aware mobile services. A request to access a first website can be received from a wireless device at a web server such that a first product or service is viewed, wherein code that comprises an identifier is stored on the wireless device. A request to access a second website can be received, wherein the wireless device is configured to access the second website in response to a notification from a wireless beacon associated with a physical storefront. The web server can then retrieve the identifier from the wireless device and retrieve an online activity history for the wireless device based on the identifier. Information associated with the storefront and first product or service can be transmitted to the wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jarlath Trainor
  • Patent number: 11166252
    Abstract: A device profile manager receives notification of a user operating a mobile communication device in a subscriber domain. In response to detecting authorized usage of the mobile communication device in the subscriber domain, the device profile manager initiates registering of the mobile communication device and/or corresponding non-head of household user for subsequent use of incremental subscription services assigned to the subscriber domain. Subsequent to auto-registration of the mobile communication device to use services associated with the subscriber domain, the non-head of household user operating the mobile communication device is able to use the incremental subscription services assigned to the subscriber domain based on the identifier value of the mobile communication device without submission of access credentials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Douglass J. Britt, Carl K. Tebell, Robert A. Cerbone, Peter Stern
  • Patent number: 11151680
    Abstract: Systems and methods for recommending transportation means are provided. The method may include obtaining current travel information of a target user and historical travel information and social information of the target user, respectively. The method may further include determining a user type based on the historical travel information, the user type being a first type or a second type. The method may further include, in response to determining that the target user is a user of the first type, determining a first clustering model based on the historical travel information; or in response to determining that the target user is a user of the second type, determining a second clustering model based on the social information. The method may further include recommending a transportation means to the target user based on the clustering model and the current travel information of the target user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: BEIJING DIDI INFINITY TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jiandong Ding, Xiaofei Zhou
  • Patent number: 11152004
    Abstract: A method for achieving remote access to a voice assistant suitable for setting up telephone communications with a communication terminal via a telecommunications network. The method includes: setting up a first communication with a caller terminal; obtaining, via the set-up communication, a datum identifying the voice assistant; transmitting a setup message for setting up a second communication to the identified voice assistant, the message containing at least one parameter suitable for activating a remote operating mode of the voice assistant; and connecting the first and second communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventor: Bertrand Bouvet
  • Patent number: 11145184
    Abstract: A community safety system with inter-organizational communication, allowing for members of a first organization to provide alerts when located within a security zone associated with a second organization. A notification management entity, responsible for managing the different safety systems associated with each organization, determines where a user is located and whether the user is associated with any of the organizations responsible for the security zone in which the user is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: TITAN HEALTH & SECURITY TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Vic A. Merjanian, Paul Emil Samra
  • Patent number: 11144951
    Abstract: Online advertising campaigns are operated responsive to keyword trends. The keywords used by a group of browsers is analyzed periodically over time. A list of the most frequently used keywords is separated into those that have previously appeared on the list, referred to herein as the stable keywords, and those that are newly emerging, referred to herein as the trending keywords. The advertiser selects at least one advertising creative that the advertiser associates with the stable keywords, referred to herein as the stable creative, and at least one advertising creative that the advertiser associates with the trending keywords, referred to herein as the trendy creative. The advertising system then operates the online advertising campaign to deliver the respective stable and trendy creatives in proportion to the frequency of use of the trending versus the stable keywords.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Quantcast Corporation
    Inventors: Julie L. Heiser, Vera M. K. Dadok
  • Patent number: 11135725
    Abstract: A robot control system, including: a mobile robot having a situation-detecting unit detecting surrounding situations; a user apparatus operating in a manner recognizable by a user based on signals detected by the situation-detecting unit; an action-detecting unit detecting a predetermined action of the user; a brain-activity-detecting unit detecting a brain activity of the user; and a robot-controlling unit controlling the robot. The user apparatus has a computing unit analyzing the brain activity of the user detected by the brain-activity-detecting unit to output a first-action instruction from the user to the robot. The robot controlling unit further controlling the robot in accordance with the first-action instruction output by the computing unit and controlling, when the predetermined action is detected by the action-detecting unit during operation of the user apparatus, the robot in accordance with a second-action instruction different from the first-action instruction output by the computing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigenori Hiruta, Shiro Kitamura, Daisuke Muramatsu, Shuji Nakayama
  • Patent number: 11113953
    Abstract: An exemplary method of controlling a vehicle from a remote location includes receiving a first signal from a vehicle-paired device and initiating a vehicle function in response to the first signal. The first signal is sent by the vehicle-paired device in response to a second signal sent from a secondary triggering device. An exemplary range extending system includes a vehicle-paired device configured to transmit a first signal to a vehicle, and a secondary triggering device that transmits a second signal to the vehicle-paired device to initiate a transmission of the first signal from the vehicle-paired device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Charles Everett Badger, II
  • Patent number: 11093806
    Abstract: A data processing method and device, where the method includes obtaining target perception data, where the target perception data is any type of the following data, such as image data, video data, or voice data, determining a target scenario to which the target perception data belongs, determining a target perception model corresponding to the target scenario, and computing a recognition result of the target perception data according to the target perception model. According to the data processing method and device, a scenario to which perception data belongs is determined, and a recognition result of the perception data is obtained through computation using a perception model corresponding to the scenario.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Liangwei Wang, Jia Chen
  • Patent number: 11087178
    Abstract: An online system may identify content with which a user has an interest. For example, the online system may determine that a user has an interest in the content based on interaction information indicating that the user interacted with the content. In a particular example, the online system may identify image concepts included in the content based on computer vision techniques that recognize the image concepts. The online system may model probabilities that image concepts will appeal to users. Based on the modeled probabilities, the online system may automatically recommend image concepts for inclusion in candidate images, automatically generate candidate images, or assess candidate images to determine a probability of user interaction with the assessed candidate images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Barak R. Naveh, James Reyes
  • Patent number: 11080754
    Abstract: Techniques for providing webpages based on tracking consumer device interactions are discussed herein. Some embodiments may include one or more servers configured to: receive a request for access to a promotion webpage from a consumer device, wherein the request includes a consumer device cookie and the promotion webpage includes an indication of a promotion; in response to receiving the request for access to the promotion webpage, generate the promotion webpage including widgets; generate clickstream data based on tracking widget views of the widgets within the promotion webpage; associate the clickstream data with the consumer device cookie; and generate widget analytic data based on the clickstream data. The widget analytic data may then be used to populate webpages with widgets to optimize various criteria, such as widget views or promotion purchases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Groupon, Inc.
    Inventors: Angela Han, Zahra Ferdowsi
  • Patent number: 11074608
    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 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Place Exchange, Inc.
    Inventors: Yehuda Ari Buchalter, Kshitij Sharma, Jason Shao, William T. Maslyn, Nitin Shriram
  • Patent number: 11068208
    Abstract: An aspect includes implementing capacity reduction in a storage system includes for each of a candidate page and a target page in the storage system, identifying a subset of sectors having identical data or a minimum amount of non-identical data, performing a bit-wise exclusive OR (XOR) operation on sectors of the candidate page and the target page, determining entropy from results of the XOR operation. Upon determining the entropy is less than or equal to a threshold value, an aspect includes building a reference page from an XOR sector containing results of the bit-wise XOR operation, and performing a compression operation on the reference page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Uri Shabi, Anton Kucherov
  • Patent number: 11062332
    Abstract: A display monitoring system exchanges information with display sensors and responds to multiple display stakeholders based on conclusions drawn from the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Buck Partners
    Inventors: Brian Gene Buck, Craig Keith Jarman, Matthew Murray Botke
  • Patent number: 11048707
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to identifying a product in a document. A server accesses a document including scientific or research-related text. The server divides the document into a plurality of tokens, each token comprising a part of the text that logically comprises a unit of information. The server computes, for each token in the plurality of tokens, a score corresponding to whether the token corresponds to a commercial product, the score being computed based on a list of features of commercial products and weights assigned to features in the list. The server determines that the score exceeds a threshold score. The server provides, in response to determining that the score exceeds the threshold score, an output representing that the token corresponds to the commercial product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: ResearchGate GmbH
    Inventors: Viacheslav Zholudev, Darren Alvares, Niall Kelly, Tilo Mathes, Axel Tölke, Vincenz Priesnitz, Thoralf Klein
  • Patent number: 11044572
    Abstract: A system configured to execute programing instructions comprising: receiving a fence including an area having a geographic location, a plurality of notifications and their content attributes are associated with the fence; receiving location and speed from a mobile device of a user; determining the mobile device is stationary for a predetermine amount of time; identifying a location attribute for the location of mobile device; aggregating a plurality of location attributes associated with the user; determining an audience profile and audience profile attributes for the user based on the aggregated location attributes; detecting the user has crossed into an area defined by the fence; and in response to detecting the user crossing the fence: determining a conversion probability based on content attributes of the notifications associated with the fence and audience profile attributes of the audience profile associated with the user; selecting a notification based the conversion probability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Digital Factory Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Griffith, Jr., Adrian Patrick Delancy
  • Patent number: 11042787
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a system for automatically updating item image information stored in an item images data store and used for processing captured images to identify items represented in those images. In one implementation, once an identity of an item has been verified, captured images of that item are associated with the item and stored in the item images data store. As a result, the item images data store is updated each time an image of the item is captured and the identity of the item is verified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Dilip Kumar, Jon Robert Ducrou, Joseph Xavier, Ramanathan Palaniappan, Michel Leonard Goldstein, Michael Lee Brundage
  • Patent number: 11023939
    Abstract: A travel management platform can determine a refueling event for a vehicle, can identify a plurality of refueling stations based on the refueling event, can provide, to the plurality of refueling stations, one or more parameters for the refueling event, can receive respective offers for the refueling event, can select an offer for the refueling event from the respective offers for the refueling event, and can perform various actions, such as transmitting an instruction to autonomously navigate the vehicle to a refueling station associated with the offer for the refueling event, transmitting an instruction to display a notification associated with the offer for refueling event, transmitting information associated with the offer for refueling event, transmitting information associated with the refueling station associated with the offer for the refueling event, and/or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: David Harlan Schweitzer, Dante J. Pacella, John Gregory Bosque