Wireless Device Patents (Class 705/14.64)
  • Patent number: 10810645
    Abstract: Provided are, among other things, systems, methods and techniques for providing remote location-based customer service for in-store customers. One such system includes: (a) a central server; (b) wireless transceivers coupled to the central server at different locations within each of multiple different retail shopping sites; and (c) handheld wireless devices, carried by customers at such retail shopping sites and in wireless communication with such wireless transceivers. Each of the handheld wireless devices is configured with a user interface that allows a customer to designate a user-interface element to request a customer-service session. Upon designation of the user-interface element on one of such handheld wireless devices, the request is forwarded to the central server. The central server establishes a two-way real-time communication link between the handheld wireless device and a customer-service representative.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventor: John C. S. Koo
  • Patent number: 10810618
    Abstract: A process is disclosed for obtaining selected item data from a media processor, wherein the selected item data indicates an item used by an actor in a video data stream. The video data stream includes data representing the item used by the actor and icon data including multiple icons associated with a number of mobile devices. Selected icon data is obtained from the media processor, indicating a selected one of the number of mobile devices. Advertising data for the selected item is provided to the selected one of the number of mobile devices via a communication network. The advertising data is sent when the selected one of the number of mobile devices comes in proximity with a merchant having the selected item in stock. A system is disclosed for performing the process. A machine-readable device is also disclosed for use by the system and process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Roland Noll, Mary McCarthy
  • Patent number: 10798710
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and processing nodes for performing carrier aggregation in a wireless network include associating a primary usage type of an application running on a wireless device with a characteristic of a first carrier based on at least a first frequency band utilized by the first carrier, associating a secondary usage type of the application with a characteristic of a second carrier based on at least a second frequency band utilized by the second carrier, assigning the first carrier as a primary carrier for the wireless device when operating in a carrier aggregation mode, and assigning the second carrier as a secondary carrier for the wireless device when operating in the carrier aggregation mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Rajveen Narendran, Sreekar Marupaduga, Andy Wurtenberger, Bryan Barbee
  • Patent number: 10789474
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure disclose a system, method and apparatus for displaying information. A specific embodiment of the method comprises: acquiring currently displayed information, the currently displayed information including an image; associating an augmented reality AR display identifier with the currently displayed information, in response to a preset object in a preset object set existing in the image; displaying the image associated with an AR play identifier, in response to receiving a request for browsing the currently displayed information associated with the AR display identifier from a user; acquiring AR image data of the preset object existing in the image from a server, in response to receiving a request for browsing the image associated with the AR play identifier from the user; and displaying an AR image of the preset object existing in the image based on the AR image data of the preset object existing in the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: BAIDU ONLINE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yingchao Li, Zuncheng Yang, Min Sheng, Zhongqin Wu
  • Patent number: 10791416
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for timing message notifications to be provided to mobile device users based on their respective geographic locations with respect to a targeted content area. The timing of message notifications may be controlled in order to optimize the chances of delivering targeted content to a mobile device user based on the current geographic location of the user's device relative to a targeted content area. As the particular client application may not be actively executing at a time when the user's device happen to be located within a targeted content area, a general message notification sent to the user's device, which may be displayed at any time, may increase the likelihood that the user will launch the client application when it is not already executing at the device and thereby, allow targeted content to be delivered to the user's mobile device at the appropriate time and location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Oath Inc.
    Inventor: Bryce Barrand
  • Patent number: 10762532
    Abstract: A system, methods, and apparatuses are provided for valuation and exchange of stored value assets, information of value, and the transfer of value to or among individuals. The exchanged assets may be of a similar nature, e.g., music files exchanged for other music files, and exchange or trade of information such as rewards value or a restaurant coupon. The exchanged assets may also be other dissimilar assets exchanged between individuals and/or entities. The exchange may be initiated in numerous ways such as after completing a review, exchanging or trading a gift card, a prepaid card, a reward card, a coupon, a ticket, a pass, and/or the like when in proximity to a specific location or a location of some type or category, and/or exchanging or trading of other assets between individuals based on one or more constraints such as time, location, need, desire for the assets, and/or proximity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Proctor Consulting, LLC
    Inventors: James A. Proctor, Jr., James Arthur Proctor, III, Maria Elena Triploi
  • Patent number: 10740723
    Abstract: A computer system for publishing content includes a categorization member, a rating module, a user profiling assembly and a suggested-reading engine. The categorization member enables an author-user and reader-users of an authored work to categorize content of the authored work using a fixed taxonomy, keywords, tags and/or keyword combinations. The rating module enables reader-users to rate authored works and makes a determination of quality of each authored work in the system. Rating includes reader-user response activity such as number of times the reader recommends, forwards or otherwise effectively promotes the authored work. The user profiling assembly measures words and word combinations used (written or read) by a user and generates therefrom a profile of the user. The suggested-reading engine is responsive to the rating module and provides a ranked list of suggested reading (authored works) for a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: SKYWORD INC.
    Inventors: Thomas A. Gerace, Russell G. Barbour, Christopher Marstall, Francois Gagnon
  • Patent number: 10707980
    Abstract: An automotive radio receiver includes an over-the-air radio tuner and a network interface. When a broadcast received at the radio receiver, it includes embedded information that can be used to identify the radio station providing the broadcast. The radio receiver uses the embedded information to identify a streaming station that corresponds to the broadcast station. The radio receiver transmits information associated with the streaming station to a web service, which returns an address at which the radio receiver can access the streaming station. The address of the streaming station is stored in a memory accessible to the radio receiver for later use. The next time the radio receiver is tuned to the same broadcast station, the radio receiver instead connects to the streaming station at the stored address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: iHeartMedia Management Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Lee Littlejohn
  • Patent number: 10699304
    Abstract: A content provider can provide content, such as advertisements or other promotional material, for display by a mobile application. As contextual information is typically limited for mobile applications, the content provider can use other information in addition to or in place of contextual information to select advertisements. This information can include location information, user activity with regards to the mobile application, information regarding a recipient of the advertisement, such as demographic information, information regarding the mobile application, such as information regarding the type of mobile application, and product inventory information. A user profile also may be used to select advertisements. The user profile can include a set of merchants and merchant types, for example clothing retailers, to which a user may be more responsive. The user profiles can be generated and updated by logging merchants that the user visits or interacts with via advertisements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Clarence Christopher Mysen
  • Patent number: 10698656
    Abstract: A computer implemented method of ranking items of data stored in a database comprising a plurality of records, wherein each record is associated with one or more items of data. The method includes generating a concordance of the items of data associated with the records in the database. Each record is assigned to a first group of records or to a second group of records. For each item of data a first indicator is determined representative of its occurrences in the records of the first group. For each item of data a second indicator is determined representative of its occurrences in the records of the second group. For each item of data a score is determined representative of a discriminative power of that item of data on the basis of the first and second indicator of that item of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: SYNERSCOPE B.V.
    Inventors: Jorik Blaas, Willem Robert Van Hage, Danny Hubertus Rosalia Holten
  • Patent number: 10701133
    Abstract: A distributed media outlet can include both a traffic and billing system, and a media delivery system that employ separate broadcast logs, or playlists. An enterprise hub can transmit broadcast instructions to the media outlet via an integrated services layer (ISL), which acts as a multidirectional gateway between the enterprise hub and the media outlet. The ISL can synchronize the separate playlists used by the traffic and billing system and the media delivery system by simultaneously injecting the broadcast instructions into both systems included in the media outlet. The media delivery system and traffic and billing system can continually re-synchronize their playlists by, at least in part, relaying information to one another via the integrated services layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: iHeartMedia Management Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Kohinoor Basu, Matthew M. Ferry, John W. Fulbright
  • Patent number: 10672023
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an advertisement effect analysis apparatus and an advertisement effect analysis method. Specifically, the advertisement effect analysis method collects an advertisement viewing history of a user, determines a display state of an advertisement displayed to a user and a user response, and analyzes an effect of the advertisement displayed to the user based on a determination result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seng Kyoun Jo, Jong Ho Lea, Dong Min Park, Kwang Il Hwang, Won Ryu, Il Gu Jung
  • Patent number: 10674040
    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: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: EC Data Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Christian M. Watts, Edward D. Shephard
  • Patent number: 10664074
    Abstract: A method of operating a wearable electronic device having a display and a rotatable crown includes initiating a rotation-tracking mode based on a detection of a contact between a user and the rotatable crown. In response to initiating the rotation-tracking mode, the electronic device controls a graphical output of the display in accordance with rotational movement or absence of rotational movement of the rotatable crown, terminates the rotation-tracking mode based on a termination of the contact between the user and the rotatable crown, and in response to terminating the rotation-tracking mode, controls the graphical output of the display without regard to rotational movement or absence of rotational movement of the rotatable crown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Camille Moussette, Duncan Kerr, Colin M. Ely, John B. Morrell
  • Patent number: 10664532
    Abstract: A social networking system maintains content items associated with various topics. Each topic may be associated with a start time and/or an end time defining a time range during which content items associated with the topic are most likely to be relevant to social networking system users. The start time and/or end time associated with a topic may be based on information received from a user of the social networking system or on the occurrence of an event. The social networking system computes a score indicating a predicted affinity of a viewing user of the social networking system for each content item eligible for presentation to the viewing user and adjusts the affinity score based on a start time and/or an end time of an associated topic. One or more content items are selected for presentation to the viewing user based on the affinity score associated with each content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Aman Preet Singh, Aliasgar Mumtaz Husain
  • Patent number: 10643059
    Abstract: A system for processing images captured in a retail store is provided. The system may comprise at least one processor configured receive at least one image depicting part of at least one store shelf having a plurality of products displayed thereon, the plurality of products including a group of first products associated with a first product size and a group of second products associated with a second product size, analyze the at least one image to detect the plurality of products, identify one or more vacant spaces associated with the plurality of products, determine that by rearranging the group of second products to partially eliminate the one or more identified vacant spaces, at least one additional first product may be displayed on the at least one store shelf next to the group of first products, and provide information to a user indicative of the identified vacant spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: TRAX TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS PTE LTD.
    Inventors: Yair Adato, Ziv Mhabary, Yotam Michael, Paul Yudkin
  • Patent number: 10614234
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and programs of processing and transmitting information between devices are disclosed. A receiving device may generate a key. A transmitting device may scan the key. The transmitting device may transmit information to a file management system in response to scanning the key. A user associated with the receiving device may indicate a location to store the information. The user may access the information from the file management system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: FASETTO, INC.
    Inventors: Coy Christmas, Luke Malpass
  • Patent number: 10609435
    Abstract: A system for managing cable network advertising inventory includes a network interface for connecting to a plurality of remote data sources. A processor coupled to the network interface for implementing an inventory management system responsive to a stored set of instructions. A memory coupled to the processor. The memory storing data and a set of instructions for implementing the inventory management system. The data including the advertising inventory data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: INNOVAR MEDIA LLC
    Inventors: Webster Shawn Coffman, Steve Laughlin
  • Patent number: 10599557
    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: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Jasdeep Singh Sahni, Anil Madan, Deepak Seetharam Nadig, Po Cheung, Bhavesh Mistry, John Bodine, Michael Lo
  • Patent number: 10592883
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present approach and system include a novel ordering and integrated transaction system for providing consumers information about the merchants, such as locations of available retail merchants, menu items from the merchants, “line time” or “wait time” at the merchant locations, a make time for completing preparation of the consumer's order, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: SCVNGR, INC.
    Inventor: Seth Priebatsch
  • Patent number: 10594853
    Abstract: A mobile service information display method, a mobile service information server and system are provided, which can avoid a waste of resources of the mobile service information system. The method includes: determining mobile service information according to obtained location information of a mobile terminal at a current moment and obtained location information of the mobile terminal within preset duration prior to the current moment; and sending the determined mobile service information to the mobile terminal for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jun Wang
  • Patent number: 10585960
    Abstract: A location prediction framework is described for applying location labels or tags to target documents and/or identifying location-sensitive queries. Terms in content and queries are represented by corresponding term locations vectors (TLVs) in which the term is represented as a weighted distribution across locations. Each element of a TLV represents a probability that the term corresponding to the TLV relates to a particular location. Predicted locations may be introduced as features to a ranking framework to improve the identification and ranking of search results for a given query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Oath Inc.
    Inventors: Yuening Hu, Changsung Kang, Dawei Yin, Yi Chang
  • Patent number: 10572681
    Abstract: A method executed by a computer includes receiving an image from a client device. A facial recognition technique is executed against an individual face within the image to obtain a recognized face. Privacy rules are applied to the image, where the privacy rules are associated with privacy settings for a user associated with the recognized face. A privacy protected version of the image is distributed, where the privacy protected version of the image has an altered image feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Murphy, Evan Spiegel
  • Patent number: 10558843
    Abstract: A system for processing images captured in a retail store and differentiating between products with similar visual appearances is provided. The system may comprise at least one processor configured to receive at least one image depicting a store shelf having a product displayed thereon, analyze the at least one image to detect the product, determine that the detected product is either a first type of product or a second type of product, analyze the at least one image to determine a price associated with the detected product, determine that the detected product is of the first type of product when the determined price falls within a first price range associated with the first type of product, and determine that the detected product is of the second type of product when the determined price falls within a second price range associated with the second type of product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: TRAX TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS PTE LTD.
    Inventors: Yair Adato, Aviv Eisenschtat, Ziv Mhabary, Daniel Shimon Cohen
  • Patent number: 10552851
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a selection of a particular client (or advisor) and determining likelihoods of the selected client (or clients associated with the selected advisor) purchasing products based on the one or more factors correlating previous purchasers of the products. The method includes generating a prioritized list of sales opportunities associated with the selected client (or selected advisor) based on the likelihoods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL, INC.
    Inventors: Weining Mao, Ozlem Kinav
  • Patent number: 10554725
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system, method and apparatus for providing access to plurality of services under the control of at least one near field communication (NFC) enabled service device and the method includes receiving, by a first device, a configuration file from a second device based on a proximity between the first device and the second device and providing access to at least one service corresponding to a reservation request based on control information included in the configuration file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Prashant Kumar
  • Patent number: 10503924
    Abstract: A method executed by a computer includes receiving an image from a client device. A facial recognition technique is executed against an individual face within the image to obtain a recognized face. Privacy rules are applied to the image, where the privacy rules are associated with privacy settings for a user associated with the recognized face. A privacy protected version of the image is distributed, where the privacy protected version of the image has an altered image feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Murphy, Evan Spiegel
  • Patent number: 10506006
    Abstract: A universal streaming server distributing panoramic multimedia signals with client-controlled content selection and flow-rate adaptation to receiver and network conditions is disclosed. The universal streaming server performs adaptive content filtering based on clients' commands and regulates signal flow rate between the universal streaming server and each of multiple client devices based on performance measurements and content specifications. The performance measurements include measurements pertinent to a client's receiver and measurement pertinent to a network path to the client's receiver. The universal streaming server may employ multiple content filters and multiple encoders to concurrently serve a large number of clients concurrently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Vantrix Corporation
    Inventor: Jean Mayrand
  • Patent number: 10491933
    Abstract: A method includes generating, by a server, an inventory corresponding to a plurality of time slots. The method also includes receiving data corresponding to a plurality of inventory bookings associated with the inventory. A subset of time slots that are assigned to a digital display of a plurality of networked digital displays may be identified by the server based on the data corresponding to the plurality of bookings. Media content that is assigned to each slot of the subset of time slots is identified by the server. The method may further include generating, based on slot criteria corresponding to the subset of time slots, a schedule template that defines a rotation loop. The media content is displayable on the digital display at times defined by the display rotation loop. The schedule template is transmitted to the digital display via a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: CLEAR CHANNEL IP, LLC
    Inventors: David E. Wilson, Joe M. Shannon, Barry W. McClure, William P. Leary, Justin B. Myrick, Christopher D. MacKenzie, Darin L. Hooper, Peter M. Moser
  • Patent number: 10467661
    Abstract: An online system identifies a conversion of an advertisement when a client device associated with an online system user is within a threshold distance of a physical location associated with the advertisement. The client device sends obfuscated information identifying the user associated with the client device and the location of the client device to an independent third party when the client device is within a threshold distance of the physical location associated with the advertisement. Using information from the client device, the third party requests information from the online system identifying one or more groups including the user. Based on information identifying groups including various online system users, the third party generates information identifying conversions associated with different groups. The online system may determine effectiveness of various advertisements using the information from the third party identifying conversions associated with different groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Nicholas Papakipos, Michael John Toksvig, Charles Joseph Hughes
  • Patent number: 10445781
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes receiving, at a transaction management computing subsystem of an advertising platform, a call for an advertisement creative to be served to an impression consumer; generating, using the transaction management computing subsystem, a set of bid requests, at least two bid requests of the set including respective subsets of user data store information associated with the impression consumer; and sending, by the transaction management computing subsystem, the set of bid requests to a set of bidding computing subsystems, each bidding computing subsystems being operable to generate a bid response based on the information included in its bid request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Xandr Inc.
    Inventors: Michiel Nolet, Charles Brian O'Kelley, Andrew S. Dilling, Frederick Bou-Hsuon Lu
  • Patent number: 10448226
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, at a network service exchange system, a request from a device. The request indicates one or more service parameters. The method includes, in response to receiving the request, validating the device and the one or more service parameters. A reverse auction is performed to select a service provider from among a plurality of candidate service providers. The service provider is selected based on the one or more service parameters. The method further includes, after selecting the service provider, performing an over-the-air provisioning process to enable the device to communicate using a network associated with the service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: James P. Scott
  • Patent number: 10437898
    Abstract: Systems and methods described herein allow multiple actors to cooperatively establish a common pool of funds to be dynamically applied to purchasing online advertising keywords associated with ad units. Participants of the portfolio of advertising keywords and associated ad units may contribute a desired amount, and receive a proportionate amount of traffic, which may be automatically controlled so that output traffic is proportionate. Participants may also contribute to a common pool of funds, and the systems and methods may automatically determine an equitable amount of money each participant should be charged, based on the amount visitor output is driven to the respective participants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: DAC Group (Holdings) Limited
    Inventor: Daniel Temby
  • Patent number: 10402845
    Abstract: A referral tracking and reward system for shared links system that inserts trackable referral links into communications from a referring user to one or more recipients, and receives a fee from merchants for actions or transactions resulting from these referrals. A portion of the fee may be remitted to the referring user or to another designee. The system may be integrated into one or more communications applications. It analyzes message content to identify matches from a database of products, services, merchants, brands, and promotions, and offers the user the option to insert a referral link to matching items. The system may incorporate algorithms and business strategies that analyze characteristics of the user, recipient, content, merchants and items in order to prioritize and determine which referrals should be inserting into a communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: WILDFIRE SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Jordan Glazier, Ian Miller
  • Patent number: 10395290
    Abstract: Provided are, among other things, systems, methods and techniques for providing remote location-based customer service for in-store customers. One such system includes: (a) a central server; (b) wireless transceivers coupled to the central server at different locations within each of multiple different retail shopping sites; and (c) handheld wireless devices, carried by customers at such retail shopping sites and in wireless communication with such wireless transceivers. Each of the handheld wireless devices is configured with a user interface that allows a customer to designate a user-interface element to request a customer-service session. Upon designation of the user-interface element on one of such handheld wireless devices, the request is forwarded to the central server. The central server establishes a two-way real-time communication link between the handheld wireless device and a customer-service representative.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventor: John C. S. Koo
  • Patent number: 10387920
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, a system and method for offering and billing advertisement opportunities are provided. In example embodiments, an advertisement opportunity in media to be communicated to a user device associated with a viewer is identified. Attributes of the advertisement opportunity are determined. Based on these attributes, a value to assign to the advertisement opportunity is determined. The advertisement opportunity is offered to a potential advertiser based on the assigned value determined using the attributes of the advertisement opportunity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: ROKU, INC.
    Inventors: John Tinsman, Thomas Huber, Thomas Lemmons, Ian Zenoni
  • Patent number: 10379502
    Abstract: An unsupervised machine learning model can make prediction on time series data. Variance of time-varying parameters for independent variables of the model may be restricted for continuous consecutive time intervals to minimize overfitting. The model may be used in a control system to control other devices or systems. If predictions for the control system are for a higher granularity time interval than the current mode, the time-varying parameters of the model are modified for the higher granularity time interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: ACCENTURE GLOBAL SOLUTIONS LIMITED
    Inventors: Sanjay Sharma, Nilesh Kumar Gupta, Samik Adhikary, Pinaki Asish Ghosh
  • Patent number: 10373188
    Abstract: A rewards management system is configured to facilitate the redemption of loyalty benefits at a financial institution and apply credits, payments, debits, and/or the like associated with the loyalty benefit to transactions that are characterized by a set of predetermined rules (e.g. an item purchased during a particular transaction, the merchant from whom the transaction originated, the vendor who manufactured the item). The system provides real-time management of the loyalty account so that the loyalty benefit can be used to offset the liability associated with a particular eligible transaction. The system may also be configured to allow a user to satisfy various obligations to the financial institution (e.g. a minimum payment associated with a statement from a transactions account). As such, the system allows the loyalty account provider or the financial institution to provide a customizable rewards program that allows loyalty benefits to be used for any type of transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: AMERICAN EXPRESS TRAVEL RELATED SERVICES COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Trey Neemann, Lee H. Gowen, Pavan K. Pemmaraju, Claudia Asgeirsson, Yuval Efrati, Mary O'Connell
  • Patent number: 10373239
    Abstract: Log-in information for a client device is stored. A search query is received from the client device and search results obtained, each search result identifying a transaction having a transaction provider. Transaction provider information is retrieved for one or more of the identified transaction providers from the search results, the transaction provider information including transaction instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Arunachalam Muthu
  • Patent number: 10360592
    Abstract: Providing rewards for purchases is disclosed. In some embodiments, electronic couponing data corresponding to an available reward offer for an item as well as an association of a loyalty identifier with the reward offer is provided to an electronic coupon processor; and in response to receiving an indication from the electronic coupon processor that the loyalty identifier was associated with a transaction in which the item was purchased, a user account is credited with a reward amount associated with the reward offer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: shopkick, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron T. Emigh, Navneet Loiwal, Cyriac Roeding, Jeffrey Todd Sellinger, Evan Tana, Sze Ngai Tsai, Moritz Winter
  • 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: 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: 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: 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