Wireless Device Patents (Class 705/14.64)
  • Patent number: 10318993
    Abstract: A platform for providing real-time promotions determines a customer interested in a product or service. The platform identifies customer information associated with the customer, as well as a set of products of interest to the customer. The platform identifies a supplier or advertiser associated with each of the products and receives promotion bids from one or more of the suppliers or advertisers. The platform generates a score for each of the received promotion bids, selects at least one of the promotion bids for transmission to the mobile device, and transmits the selected at least one promotion bids to the mobile device. The platform tracks customer behavior associated with the at least one promotion bids and provides the tracked behavior information back to the suppliers or advertisers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Accenture Global Services Limited
    Inventors: Marjan Baghaie, Kelly L. Dempski
  • Patent number: 10311483
    Abstract: Various technologies described herein pertain to prefetching content units. A prefetch request is transmitted to a server from a client device. The prefetch request includes data indicative of probabilities of slots for content units being available during an upcoming time period. The probabilities can be based on likely interaction with application(s) executed by the client device during the upcoming time period. Prefetched content units assigned to the client device for the upcoming time period can be received from the server responsive to the prefetch request. One or more of the prefetched content units can be served for display on a display screen of the client device during execution the application(s). Further, statuses of the prefetched content units can be monitored, and information that specifies a subset of the prefetched content units that are unlikely to be displayed on the display screen prior to corresponding deadlines for expiration can be transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Suman Kumar Nath, Oriana Riva, Douglas Christopher Burger, Prashanth Mohan
  • Patent number: 10311480
    Abstract: A method and a system for receiving targeted content are disclosed. In an embodiment, in a mobile device at least a first metadata corresponding to a first content displayed on a digital signage board is received, based on a predetermined action performed by the mobile device. The first metadata comprises at least a location of the digital signage board. A second metadata corresponding to one or more product categories associated with one or more products in vicinity of the digital signage board is determined, based on the location of the digital signage board. One or more user preferences are determined based on the first metadata and the second metadata. The targeted content is received on the mobile device based on the one or more user preferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Conduent Business Services, LLC
    Inventors: Atul Singh, Geetha Manjunath, Shailesh Vaya, Bhupendra Singh Solanki, Shubhi Sharma, Aritra Dhar
  • Patent number: 10285021
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and apparatus for transmitting or receiving a Multimedia Broadcast Supplement for Public warning system (MBSP) message. One of the embodiments of the present invention, a method for receiving a multimedia broadcast supplement for public warning system (MBSP) message, the method performed by a user equipment (UE) and comprising: receiving a paging message including an MBSP indication field indicating an MBSP notification will be transmitted; receiving a system information block including the MBSP notification including an MBSP related information for allocating a resource for receiving the MBSP message; and receiving the MBSP message through the resource, wherein the MBSP message includes public safety multimedia information for warning a user of the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Ki-Dong Lee, Sang Gook Kim
  • Patent number: 10284545
    Abstract: Example embodiments include systems and methods for establishing secure wireless communications, including receive from a mobile user equipment (UE), via the access point (AP), a request to access the network, send, to the UE, a web page sign-in option of a third-party credential, receive an indication to use the third-party credential, redirect the UE to a corresponding third-party website login page and include an identifier, receive an authorization from the UE via the AP, the authorization having been sent to the UE from the third-party website after providing valid third-party credential to the third-party website, generate a proxy-credential, bind the authorization to the proxy-credential in the database, send the proxy-credential to the mobile user equipment via the access point, and authorize, via the access control server and the AP, the UE to establish a secure connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: David S. Stephenson, Doron Givoni, Elad Cohen
  • Patent number: 10277778
    Abstract: Methods and systems for an auditing infrastructure for an Internet fax service architecture are provided. According to one embodiment, information regarding an event, associated with a component of the Internet fax service architecture, that is to be logged, is received by a centralized audit logging module of the Internet fax service architecture. The component may be a web server, an email server, a fax server, a notification server or an imaging system. The information is utilized by the centralized audit logging module to determine specific parameters within the Internet fax service architecture to be logged. Finally, the event, including the information and the specific parameters, is recorded by the centralized audit logging module to an audit log associated with the Internet fax service architecture in a standardized format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: EC Data Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Christian M. Watts, Edward D. Shephard
  • Patent number: 10277701
    Abstract: Methods and systems for rewriting scripts by a server system to direct requests generated from the scripts to pass through the server system. The proxy server receives a first request from the user device for a web page provided by a first web server. The proxy server then receives the web page from the first web server in response to the first request. The proxy server processes the web page. For example, the proxy server rewrites a script in the web page to direct requests generated by the script through the proxy server. The proxy server sends the processed web page, including the rewritten script, to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventor: Yoel Schejter
  • Patent number: 10268569
    Abstract: Various embodiments include at least one of systems, methods, and software to receive input configuring tests within a computing environment to expose users to standard application or website experiences or test experiences. In some embodiments, multiple tests may be configured to run orthogonally within user experiences without affecting the results of one another. Some such embodiments preserve the ability to execute certain tests in a non-orthogonal manner while other tests are allowed to execute orthogonally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Jasdeep Singh Sahni, Anil Madan, Deepak Seetharam Nadig, Po Cheung, Bhavesh Mistry, John Bodine, Michael Lo
  • Patent number: 10270882
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes accessing a plurality of communications, each communication being associated with a particular content item and including a text of the communication; extracting, for each of the communications, n-grams from the text of the communication; identifying mention-terms from the extracted n-grams, each mention-term being a noun-phrase; calculating a term-score for each mention-term based on a frequency of occurrence of the mention-term in the communications; and generating a mentions-module including mentions, each mention including a mention-term having a term-score greater than a threshold term-score and text from communications comprising the mention-term.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Rousseau Newaz Kazi, Mark Andrew Rich, Christina Joan Sauper, Amaç Herda{hacek over (g)}delen, Soorya Vamsi Mohan Tanikella, Brett Matthew Westervelt, Maykel Andreas Louisa Jozef Anna Loomans, Adam Eugene Bussing, Shuyi Zheng
  • Patent number: 10269042
    Abstract: A method for outputting information about a person includes identifying the person utilizing a wireless system upon entry into a physical location, and also includes locating the person within the physical structure. An engagement plan is retrieved based on the identification of the person and output. The engagement plan has information useful for interacting with the person. The engagement plan is created based at least in part on personal information of the person, the preferences of the person, and the past transactions of the person. A system for outputting information about a person, such as a customer, includes an object carried by the person, which is capable of being identified by a wireless system. A wireless interface communicates with the object. A computing device correlates the identification of the object with the person. An output device outputs information relating to the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Novitaz, Inc.
    Inventor: Jayant Ramchandani
  • Patent number: 10262337
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes generating, using a transaction management computing subsystem of an advertising platform, a set of primary bid requests responsive to receipt of an advertising call. Each primary bid request includes information sufficient to characterize an impression consumer and information sufficient to characterize each of one or more impressions identified in the advertising call. The method also includes sending the set of primary bid requests from the transaction management computing subsystem to a first set of decisioning computing subsystems of the advertising platform. Each decisioning computing subsystem of the first set being operable to generate a bid response based on the information included in a primary bid request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: AppNexus Inc.
    Inventors: Michiel Nolet, Charles Brian O'Kelley, Andrew S. Dilling, Frederick Bou-Hsuen Lu
  • Patent number: 10228255
    Abstract: A method and system for determining a traveled route of a mobile device in a mobile network. A determination is made of a series of consecutive movements of the mobile device along a path of locations from an origin location of the path at an earliest activity of a plurality of activities of the mobile device to a destination location of the path at a latest activity of the plurality of activities. Historical sets of routes of the mobile device are accessed from storage. At least one common route is ascertained from the set of routes, wherein the locations in each common route include all of the locations on the path. A common route of the at least one common route is designated as the traveled route of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignees: International Business Machines Corporation, Vodafone IP Licensing Limited
    Inventors: Damian F. Brennan, Nichola Jane Inglis Hickman, David Pollington, Kevin T. Scarr
  • Patent number: 10229582
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention may include a method, computer program product and computer system for detecting a device. The embodiment may include a computing device that determines a Universally Unique Identifier (UUID) of a beacon of a second device. The computing device may determine a first location of the first device. The computing device may determine whether the UUID of the beacon of the second device matches a UUID in a list of UUIDs, where each UUID in the list of UUIDs corresponds to a beacon associated with a device. The computing device may transmitting the UUID of the beacon of the second device and the first location to a third device, based on determining the UUID of the beacon of the second device matches an entry in the list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin D. Cox, Daniel P. Craggs, Christopher J. Poole
  • Patent number: 10225275
    Abstract: The invention is a method of detecting malicious behavior of a network participant. Specific usage values observable at a network connectivity layer are defined. These usage values can be size of data transferred, quantity of data bursts, a quantity of IP address destinations, a network protocol being used, and/or a length of an encryption key. The invention measures the usage values for the network participant across multiple networks over a predetermined period of time and creates a statistical digital dossier representative of patterns of the measured usage values for the network participant. The invention monitors the behavior of the network participant by measuring current usage values. The current usage values are compared against the statistical digital dossier and, if a deviation beyond a predefined tolerance is detected, an alert signal is issued.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Syniverse Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Huiyue Xu, Vladislav Papayan
  • Patent number: 10210547
    Abstract: In general, embodiments of the present invention provide systems, methods and computer readable media for ranking promotions selected for recommendation to consumers based on predictions of promotion performance and consumer behavior. In embodiments, a set of promotions to be recommended to a consumer can be sorted and/or ranked according to respective relevance scores representing a probability that the consumer's behavior in response to the promotion will match a ranking target. In embodiments, calculating scores is based on a relevance model (a predictive function) derived from one or more contextual data sources representing attributes of promotions and consumer behavior. In embodiments, an absolute relevance score represents an absolute prediction of a ranking target variable. In embodiments, absolute relevance may be used to determine personalized local merchant discovery frontiers; featured result set thresholding for impressions; and/or promotion notification triggers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: GROUPON, INC.
    Inventor: Lawrence Lee Wai
  • Patent number: 10210539
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide an independent authentication system for authenticating entities that have registered accounts across different online service providers on behalf of the service providers. The authentication system maintains a database of previously verified entity information. A service provider requests authentication by providing the authentication system with unverified and basic identifying information used by an entity when registering with the service provider. The authentication system attempts to match the registration information against previously verified information for a known entity. When a match is found, the authentication system generates a series of challenge questions. The questions are submitted to the entity through the service provider and answers are processed in order to authenticate the entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: DUN & BRADSTREET EMERGING BUSINESSES CORP.
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Stibel, Chad Michael Buechler, Raymond Landgraf, Peter Delgrosso, Aaron B. Stibel
  • Patent number: 10204358
    Abstract: A system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program, and a computer-implemented method for referring contacts to receive text message alerts. An accounts module receives first user data including an indicator that a first user requested to subscribe to receive text messages alerts. The account module adds, based at least on the received first user data, a first user account to a database of subscribers. A message generator module generates, using the processor in response to receiving the first user data, a first text message corresponding to an offer to subscribe to receive text message alerts. A communication module transmits to the first user the first text message corresponding to the offer to subscribe to receive text message alerts. The transmitted first text message can be forwarded to a second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Zeta Global Corp.
    Inventor: George Vincent Friborg, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10206079
    Abstract: An apparatus, method, and computer program product are provided to translate message objects received in connection with request data objects to be translated into notification objects that are in format that can be received and processed by a system associated with an intended recipient to allow for efficient communication across disparate and incompatible systems. In some example implementations, otherwise a translation system transforms request information based on parameters associated with the message object and intended recipient to ensure that request information is properly received by recipient systems that may use obsolete, legacy, and/or specialized systems. Some example implementations involve the application of error detection protocols and the display of notification object information on a user interface that allows for system monitoring and error mediation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: GROUPON, INC.
    Inventors: Kyle Fritz, Alex Sleighter, Lawrence Phipps, Oren Mittman, Ali Ibrahim
  • Patent number: 10171877
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed towards providing supplemental content to a viewer based on the viewer's emotion and environment while the viewer is viewing content. Content is provided to a content receiver for presentation to the viewer. While the viewer is viewing the content, an image of the viewer is captured and analyzed to detect the viewer's emotion and environment. Supplemental content is selected based on this detected viewer emotion and environment and presented to the viewer, which allows the supplemental content to be tailored to the emotional state of the viewer. One or more additional images of the viewer are captured while the viewer is viewing the supplemental content and the viewer's emotion while viewing the supplemental content is detected. This subsequent viewer emotion is analyzed to determine if the viewer had an expected response to the supplemental content, which can be used to determine the efficiency of the supplemental content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: DISH Network L.L.C.
    Inventors: Rima Shah, Ryan Blake, Christopher Day
  • Patent number: 10169774
    Abstract: A network based indoor positioning and geofencing system and method is described. Beacons are disposed within a physical premises and each beacon transmits a signal containing identifying information. A networked indoor positioning module receives measured reference points that include a measured beacon identifier and a measured signal strength. The networked indoor positioning module uses the measured reference points to generate calculated signal strength values for at least one detected beacon. At least one geofence is associated with the physical premises and the geofence includes some of the calculated signal strength values. A wireless device receives a beacon identifier and a beacon signal strength, when the wireless device is in or near a geofence associated the physical premises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: NEXRF Corporation
    Inventors: Michael A. Kerr, David Stewart
  • Patent number: 10163150
    Abstract: Techniques for providing a seamless user experience across electronic and physical retail stores of a retailer include storing, locally with a session corresponding to a user's visit to the retailer's electronic store, indications of items that were viewed and/or focused on by the user at the electronic store. At least some of said indications may be transferred to a centralized data storage of the retailer for persistence after the session is terminated. Subsequently, an electronic device operated by the user may determine its location and determine, based on its location, a particular physical retail store of the retailer. Via communications with one or more retailer servers, items that were recently viewed by the user at the electronic store may be identified, and indications thereof may be presented on the display of the electronic device in conjunction with information corresponding to the recently viewed items at the particular physical store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: WALGREEN CO.
    Inventors: Nicholas L. Eby, Joseph M. Rago
  • Patent number: 10140579
    Abstract: A situational awareness and communication system that receives a request for situational awareness information from a requesting device associated with a requester. The situational awareness request includes a geographic area of interest and one or more of a demographic profile of interest and a topical area of interest. The system also receives real-time geographic location data reported by mobile communication devices associated with potential respondents and one or more of demographic data and topical area of interest data reported by the communication devices or obtained from social media files associated with the potential respondents located within the geographic area of interest. The system provides the situational awareness information to the requesting device including demographic statistics for potential respondents located within the geographic area of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: 1Q, LLC
    Inventors: Keith Rinzler, Ryan Cino, Brian Scully
  • Patent number: 10129119
    Abstract: An access data analytics system including a processor and a memory is provided. The processor stores an electronic report in the memory. The electronic report is generated based on an electronic report query include a plurality of parameters. The processor also collects access profile data including metadata associated with a user accessing the report, stores the access profile data within the memory, receives an access analytics data request requesting access analytics data associated with the stored report, retrieves the stored access profile data, generates an access analysis table including the access analytics data associated with the stored report based on the retrieved access profile data, and provides an extract including at least a portion of the access analytics data associated with the stored report from the access analysis table to a requestor of the access analytics data request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Suresh Gopalakrishnan, Kim J. Murphy, Probal Ghosh
  • Patent number: 10123172
    Abstract: Systems and methods for customer touchpoint pattern and sentiment analysis are disclosed. In embodiments, a computer-implemented method comprises: detecting, by a computer device, the presence of a mobile device of a participant within a venue during a first event; monitoring, by the computing device, the location of the mobile device of the participant within the venue during the first event; detecting, by the computing device, at least one interaction event between the participant and a venue associate; recording, by the computing device, first event data including interaction event data; detecting, by the computing device, the presence of the mobile device of the participant within the venue during a second event; determining, by the computing device, one or more customer service parameters based on the first event data; and generating, by the computing device, an alert based on the one or more customer service parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lisa Seacat Deluca, Dana L. Price, Shelbee D. Smith-Eigenbrode
  • Patent number: 10104429
    Abstract: Methods and systems of dynamic content analysis for categorizing media contents are provided. Data regarding the media contents that a user is watching on one or more devices is obtained, and the environment in which the user is watching the media contents may be captured. Metadata categorizing the events and the media contents can be generated, and the metadata may be further associated with a corresponding event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: Arnaud Robert, Mark Arana, Edward Drake
  • Patent number: 10104196
    Abstract: There are disclosed a method of sending personalized content to an electronic device associated with a user. The method comprises: receiving, by the network resource server from the electronic device, a user request to access the network resource; in response to the user request, transmitting, by the network resource server to the electronic device a trigger associated with the network resource, the trigger configured to cause the electronic device to download the generic content portion of the network resource from the network resource server and the personalized content portion of the network resource from the personalized content server. The method further comprises transmitting by the network resource server to the personalized content server an auxiliary request for the personalized content portion, and inserting, by the network resource server, the personalized content portion into the network resource to render an updated network resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Yandex Europe AG
    Inventor: Fedor Anatolievich Golubev
  • Patent number: 10095276
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to systems, apparatuses and methods for using a first device with an accelerometer to transfer data by making contact with a second device with an accelerometer, thereby generating interaction data that is representative of the physical contact between the mobile device and the second device. The first device may be a mobile phone. The second device may be a mobile phone or a stationary kiosk or terminal. A first device with an accelerometer physically contacts the second device. Each of the first and second devices generate interaction data (e.g., accelerometer, location, time data, etc.) representative of the physical interaction between the first and second device. A server computer determines, based on interaction data, that the first device and the second device physically contact each other. After determining that the mobile device and the second device made contact, communications may be initiated between the devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Patrick Faith, Mark Carlson, Ayman Hammad, Ben Rewis, Kris Koganti
  • Patent number: 10089394
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for generating, in response to a search query of a user, a personal search result that identifies a physical location previously interacted with by the user, such as a physical location previously visited by the user. Some implementations are directed to methods and apparatus for determining whether a search query is a personal locational query indicating a desire for information related to one or more physical locations previously interacted with by the user. Some implementations are directed to methods and apparatus for determining search parameters for such a personal locational query. Some implementations are directed to methods and apparatus for searching private content of the user to determine physical locations previously interacted with by the user that are responsive to such a personal locational query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Zoltan Gyongyi, Albert Segars, Qun Cao, Juthika Dabholkar, Darryl DeWeese, Anandsudhakar Kesari, Yiyuan Xia, Vincent Zammit
  • Patent number: 10084557
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for determining the efficacy of an advertisement are described herein. A computing device may receive an advertisement from an advertisement server. The computing device may determine advertisement information associated with the presentation of the advertisement. The advertisement information may be sent to the advertisement server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Edward D. Monnerat, Mehul S. Patel
  • Patent number: 10078660
    Abstract: Methods and systems for presenting online content elements based on information known to a service provider. One of the methods is a method for presenting online content at a communication apparatus, the communication apparatus being assigned an identifier. The method comprises: obtaining information that pertains to a profile associated with the identifier and provided by a service provider involved in assigning the identifier to the communication apparatus; determining an online content element to be presented at the communication apparatus based on the information; and causing the communication apparatus to present the online content element. Another one of the methods is a method for facilitating determination of online content to be presented at a communication apparatus. Servers for implementing the methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: BCE INC.
    Inventors: Sean MacLean Murray, Stėphane Maxime François Fortier, Jean Bouchard
  • Patent number: 10038757
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for generating personalized greetings for presentation by a personal digital assistant on a client device. An indication is received from the client device associated with the user that the personal digital assistant has been launched on the client device. User-specific information and contextual information is retrieved by querying a user profile database and one or more services. A personalized greeting engine utilizes the user-specific information, such as user inferences and interests, and the contextual information to generate the personalized greetings for presentation by the digital assistant on the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Sasanka Madiraju, Ayman Farouq Mohammad Almadhoun, Nirav Ashwin Kamdar, Talon Edward Ireland, Melissa Nicole Lim, Ravikiran Arun Aranke, Catherine Lynn Maritan, Tudor Buzasu Klein
  • Patent number: 10038999
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and programs for processing extra data when a triggering event occurs. In one embodiment, an application, triggering event data, and extra data is stored on a wireless device. The wireless device monitors a triggering event parameter associated with an application, such as the expiration of the application. When the triggering event occurs, the wireless device processes the extra data in addition to processing associated with the triggering event data. The extra data may include URLs, scripts or other instructions that involve processing locally to the wireless device or requiring connection to a wireless network for remote processing on other devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen A. Sprigg, Brian Minear, Paul E. Jacobs
  • Patent number: 10037561
    Abstract: A system includes a processor and an information wallet application stored on machine readable storage media coupled to the processor and including program logic that causes the processor to receive a shopping list from a first information wallet adapter stored on a user computing device, send the shopping list to a second information wallet adapter stored on a merchant computing device, receive merchant data from the second information wallet adapter, wherein the merchant data includes one of price data and quantity data for at least one item included in the shopping list, and send the merchant data to the first information wallet adapter. The system also includes a cloud storage computing system accessible by the information wallet storage application and configured to communicate with the first and second information wallet adapters in order to store and retrieve shopping list data associated with the shopping list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.
    Inventor: Al Hecht
  • Patent number: 9996853
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for selecting an engaging ad campaign among advertising campaigns having different types of bid strategies. In one embodiment, an advertising system designed for selecting relevant and engaging ad campaigns for delivering to a device of a user includes an adaptive decision unit having filter logic for filtering eligible ad campaigns, a storage medium to store instructions of the system, and processing logic coupled to the storage medium. The processing logic is configured to execute the instructions of the system to receive and process an ad request from the device upon initiation of a software application on the device, filter eligible ad campaigns, convert each bid strategy of the filtered ad campaigns into an effective cost-per-mille (CPM) strategy, compare effective CPM strategies for the filtered ad campaigns, and select an ad campaign based on the comparison of the effective CPM strategies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Vungle, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond Myers, Daniel Kang, Hammond Guerin
  • Patent number: 9984393
    Abstract: A system and a method for managing a solicitation campaign are disclosed. A solicitor provides a solicitation center with pages of personalized script, which are generated using a first script template. The solicitor receives solicitee responses, analyzes the solicitee responses, and determines whether to continue the solicitation campaign using the current script template or using a second script template for subsequent solicitations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: CC Serve Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Lawrence, Sandy Diaz, Patrick Fallon, Cynthia Hayden
  • Patent number: 9946442
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method, apparatus, and computer program for providing sub-content while providing online content. The method, apparatus, and computer program for providing sub-content while providing online content provides predetermined sub-content before providing online main content to a user, displays a predetermined user interface after a certain period of time, and continuously provides the sub-content only when the user selects the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: NAVER Corporation
    Inventor: Sung Min Kim
  • Patent number: 9940661
    Abstract: A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and apparatus for recommending a food item are disclosed. For example, the method receives one or more food item data communications over a short range communications protocol that are pushed to a mobile endpoint device, filters the one or more food item data communications in accordance with a food item filter pre-defined by a user to identify an acceptable food item to recommend to the user and recommends the acceptable food item to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: CONDUENT BUSINESS SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: George A. Gibson, Wendell L. Kibler, Denise L. Fletcher
  • Patent number: 9936499
    Abstract: A process for allowing a Concurrent Multi-Netting (CMN-4) equipped Link 16 terminal to enter an active network. After an initial entry command is entered at the terminal at a given current time at the terminal, a number of time slots are identified in which multiple receivers at the terminal have an opportunity to detect an initial entry message (IEM) after the given current time. Each of the receivers is set to detect an IEM during a different one of the identified time slots. When an IEM is first detected by one of the receivers, the current time at the terminal is reset based on the time slot in which the IEM was detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
    Inventors: John H. Chongoushian, Wayne W. Altrichter
  • Patent number: 9927249
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, a system and method for interactive applications that use location-based information from a light sensor network are presented. In example embodiments, data indicating a destination location inside a geofence is received. The geofence represents a boundary around multiple private beacon nodes, which are associated with a light sensor network, and their associated beacon communications ranges. Navigation and tracking outside the geofence is based on at least one of global positioning system (GPS) signals and beacon signals received by the mobile device from at least one public beacon device within a beacon communications range of the mobile device located outside the geofence. Navigation and tracking inside the geofence is based on the beacon signals received by the mobile device from at least one private beacon node within the beacon communications range of the mobile device located inside the geofence and a virtual map including an area within the geofence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Sensity Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Barnard, Kent W. Ryhorchuk
  • Patent number: 9930042
    Abstract: A Controlled Environment Secure Media Streaming System manages the delivery of content to Secured Devices. Cloud Services provide content to Integration Hub. The Integration Hub interfaces with various cloud services providers and prepares content for consumption by a resident of a secured facility. Integration Hub utilizes Content Filter to inspect content received from cloud service providers for suitability for use in a secured environment. Once content is retrieved, filtered, formatted, and packaged by Integration Hub, the content is stored in Data Warehouse. Secured Devices request content from the Distribution Hub, the Distribution Hub retrieves the content from the Data Warehouse, and then Distribution Flub manages the transfer of content to the Secured Devices. In some embodiments, Distribution Hub utilizes Content Filter to determine whether or not a particular Secured Device can access particular content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Global Tel*Link Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen Lee Hodge
  • Patent number: 9930494
    Abstract: Location data is obtained from signals transmitted by a first plurality of mobile wireless devices in a wireless network, wherein the first plurality of mobile wireless devices are moving within a predefined space, and wherein the location data comprises a plurality of location data time points, each location data time point including a timestamp, a unique mobile wireless device identifier, and location information indicating where in the predefined space an associated mobile wireless device is located. For each mobile wireless device, location data time points are aggregated to generate a set of aggregated location data for each mobile wireless device, and the set of aggregated location data is analyzed to determine characteristics corresponding to time-dependent behavior and location-specific behavior of the corresponding mobile wireless device. A user of each corresponding mobile wireless device is classified into a category of a plurality of categories based on the determined characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Hao Liu, David Tang, Zhitao Shen, Hua Zhang, Vikram Kumaran
  • Patent number: 9911260
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes monitoring one or more mobile devices within a venue. The computer-implemented method further includes receiving a scan event indication denoting a scan of a ticket by a scanning device. The computer-implemented method further includes, responsive to receiving a scan event indication, identifying a candidate list, wherein the candidate list includes one or more candidate mobile devices that are within a threshold distance of the scanning device. The computer-implemented method further includes associating the ticket with at least one of the one or more candidate mobile devices. A corresponding computer system and computer program product are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lisa Seacat DeLuca, Jeremy A. Greenberger
  • Patent number: 9892449
    Abstract: An information providing apparatus according to an embodiment includes a terminal information acquiring unit, a store information acquiring unit, and a sending unit. The terminal information acquiring unit acquires information on purchase planned products which is sent from a wireless terminal existing in a store in which a wireless LAN communication apparatus is installed, from the wireless LAN communication apparatus. The store information acquiring unit acquires information on sales products corresponding to the information on the purchase planned products which is acquired by the terminal information acquiring unit, from a store information storage unit which stores pieces of information on the sales products in the store. The sending unit sends the information on the sales products which is acquired by the store information acquiring unit to the wireless terminal through the wireless LAN communication apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taichi Ishikawa, Takayuki Tsuchiya, Hiroaki Mise
  • Patent number: 9865112
    Abstract: A system for providing dynamic access to a vehicle via a plurality of devices. A device and/or a server of an authentication network stored fob data relating to one or more key fobs linked to the vehicle, and device data that includes data relating to one or more devices that are authorized to access the vehicle. The vehicle receives an access request indicating that a new device is requesting access to the vehicle, whereupon a challenge may be transmitted to one or more of the authorized devices. The one or more devices may respond, granting access to vehicle functions. The vehicle and/or authentication network generate a secure fob key based on the response and transmit the secure fob key to the new device. The new device may be authenticated to access vehicle functions based at least in part on the fob key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignees: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, Audi AG
    Inventors: Heiko Maiwand, Martin Roehder, Payton White, Jaime Camhi
  • Patent number: 9852436
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining whether a point-of-interest (POI) corresponds to a tourist location are provided. A method includes receiving a set of assessments for the POI. Each assessment in the set of assessments includes an associated user account. Each assessment in the set of assessments includes a web-based assessment or an in-person assessment of the POI by the associated user account. The method also includes, for plural assessments in the set of assessments, determining whether the associated user account is a tourist user account or a local user account. The method also includes determining a touristiness value for the POI based on a number of in-person assessments including an associated tourist user account, a number of in-person assessments including an associated local user account, a number of web-based assessments including an associated tourist user account, or a number of web-based assessments including an associated local user account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Max Benjamin Braun, Matthew Ryan Casey
  • Patent number: 9826117
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus supporting peer to peer (P2P) connection includes a print engine to perform a print operation; a first wireless interface to connect the image forming apparatus to an access point (AP) of an infrastructured network; a second wireless interface to connect the image forming apparatus to an external mobile device by P2P; a soft AP module to allow the image forming apparatus to perform as an AP when the image forming apparatus is P2P connected; a dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) server unit to allocate an internet protocol (IP) address to the mobile device that is P2P connected to the image forming apparatus; a soft AP activating unit to activate the soft AP module; and a control unit. If a discovery packet is received from the mobile device via P2P interface, the control unit is operable to control the image forming apparatus to process the discovery packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: S-PRINTING SOLUTION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung-joon Park, Jin-hyung Kim, Hyun-wook Park
  • Patent number: 9826379
    Abstract: An exemplary method includes a subsidized access management system detecting a request provided by a user of an access device for the user to receive subsidized access to network content, identifying a plurality of user parameters provided by the user and that define a plurality of conditions associated with the subsidized access to the network content and that the user is willing to experience in order to receive the subsidized access to the network content, selecting a sponsor from a pool of potential sponsors and that is willing to sponsor the subsidized access to the network content in accordance with the plurality of user parameters, and providing the user with the subsidized access to the network content by way of the access device in accordance with a subsidized access arrangement between a subsidized access provider and the sponsor. Corresponding systems and methods are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Gilda Majidi, Momin Mirza, Kiran Naiga, Suresh Venkateswaran
  • Patent number: 9794323
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method for performing communication using Bluetooth low energy (BLE) in a wireless communication system including a server device and a client device. The client device receives object changed indication information including object identification information indicative of a changed object from the server device. The object identification information includes the name of the changed object or the identifier (ID) of the changed object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Younghwan Kwon, Minsoo Lee, Jingu Choi, Jaeho Lee, Hyeonjae Lee, Jangwoong Park
  • Patent number: 9760937
    Abstract: An information providing apparatus receives wish information relevant to a wish item that a user wishes to have and position information of the user. The information providing apparatus transmits the wish information to a provider device used by a provider who provides items. The information providing apparatus receives provision information relevant to provision of the wish item from the provider device. The information providing apparatus determines whether a moving cost, which is required for moving from a position indicated by the position information to a providing place at which the provider provides the wish item, satisfies a predetermined condition. The information providing apparatus notifies a user device of the provision information corresponding to a provider in which the moving cost satisfies the predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomohito Takusari
  • Patent number: 9762653
    Abstract: A method can include sending a request to a media content provider requesting media content and receiving the media content and instructions from the media provider. The instructions can be utilized by the media provider to broadcast the media content. The media provider can store the received media content in a database process the instructions then distribute the media content and the instructions to distributed media outlets. The media content provider can receive information indicating that the media content was broadcast by the distributed media outlets according to the instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: iHeartMedia Management Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Kohinoor Basu, Matthew M. Ferry, John W. Fulbright