Based On User Profile Or Attribute Patents (Class 705/14.66)
  • Patent number: 10726063
    Abstract: A topic profile may be generated based on several words/phrases. The topic profile may include social media content items such as a social media post from a variety of social media sources. The topic profile may be presented to a user via a user interface that displays the one or more included/excluded words/phrases that may form the basis of a query for the topic profile. The user interface may display one or more representative social media content items and/or a word cloud of words/phrases related to the query. A user may select one or more words/phrases in the word cloud and/or one or more social media content items to be included in and/or excluded from the topic profile. The implementations disclosed herein may allow rapid filtering of a potentially large group of content items from potentially disparate social media sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Christopher John Nicholls, Christopher Shawn Collings
  • Patent number: 10721205
    Abstract: A messaging platform forms an interactive message with one or more components and broadcasts the interactive message to client devices associated with accounts. The interactive message has a plurality of states that update based on event data received from a content source. While the event is in progress, the messaging platform receives event data relating to the event and transitions to an updated state based on the received event data. When the interactive message transitions to the updated state, the messaging platform updates the interactive message broadcast to the client devices. The interactive message may include interactive components that accounts may use to perform various interactions with the event, the content source, or each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: James Leslie Skinner, James R. Buckhouse
  • Patent number: 10709388
    Abstract: A monitoring device configured for insertion into a conduit of a subject includes a housing, at least one physiological sensor coupled to the housing, a transmitter coupled to the housing, an expandable element, inflatable element, stretched membrane or balloon coupled to the housing and configured to occlude at least a portion of the conduit, a power source attached to the housing, and a processor coupled to the housing and operatively coupled to memory containing computer instruction causing the monitoring device to obtain physiological information via the at least one physiological sensor where the physiological information includes one or more of pulse rate information, body temperature information, breathing rate information, blood pressure information, cardiac output information, or blood gas level information, and processing and analyzing the physiological information to provide a result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Staton Techiya, LLC
    Inventor: Steven Wayne Goldstein
  • Patent number: 10706442
    Abstract: An online system receives one or more aggregation rules associated with a third party system that determine online system users' eligibility for receiving content items provided by the third party system using the online system users' behavior. When an online system user performs actions related to content provided by the third party system via a client device, events describing the actions are generated and communicated from the client device to the online system. The online system evaluates a user's eligibility when a user performs an action by applying an aggregation rule to an event corresponding to the user's action and other events associated with the user corresponding to the user's previous actions. The online system may re-evaluate a user's eligibility at a later time if the user is determined to be ineligible. The online system provides content items to eligible users for presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Shi Feng, Chuhan Yang, Mayank Kumar, Jason Jiawei Liao
  • Patent number: 10698963
    Abstract: A system and method for determining social media trending activity of content on the internet is disclosed. In some embodiments, the method includes establishing one or more sources of an internet content, detecting measurements of social media activity for the content in the sources, aggregating the measurements, storing the aggregated measurements in a database over a range of time, calculating a rate of change of the aggregated measurements for the content over the range of time and comparing the calculated rate of change with the aggregated measurement to obtain a trending value for the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Lead Stories, LLC
    Inventor: Maarten Schenk
  • Patent number: 10701535
    Abstract: A presentation apparatus comprising a main receptacle, an article detection device, a processing device and a local data storage; wherein the main receptacle is to hold articles for presentation and to permit removal of articles for viewing, and wherein the processing device is to execute instructions to obtain article specific information of an article from an external data source upon receipt of article identification data of the article from the article detection device, to store said article specific information in said local data storage, and to utilize said article specific information to generate and display presentation information of the article, the presentation information including the article specific information in combination with time-variant information which is non-specific to the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: CHOW TAI FOOK JEWELLERY COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Siu Kee Wong, Siu Kwong Tsang
  • Patent number: 10691758
    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: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: BCE INC.
    Inventors: Sean MacLean Murray, Stêphane Maxime François Fortier, Jean Bouchard
  • Patent number: 10692107
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for executing the electronic distribution of electronic content to a dynamic display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Media Inc.
    Inventors: Seth Mitchell Demsey, Jay Crystal, Smitha Surapaneni
  • Patent number: 10692114
    Abstract: A real-time messaging platform allows advertiser accounts to pay to insert candidate messages into the message streams requested by account holders. To accommodate multiple advertisers, the messaging platform controls an auction process that determines which candidate messages are selected for inclusion in a requested account holder's message stream. Selection is based on a bid for the candidate message, the message stream that is requested, and a variety of other factors that vary depending upon the implementation. The process for selection of candidate messages generally includes the following steps, though any given step may be omitted or combined into another step in a different implementation: targeting, filtering, prediction, ranking, and selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Reid Andersen, James Neufeld, Ashish Goel, Michael Jahr, Utkarsh Srivastava, Sandeep Pandey
  • Patent number: 10681529
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a system and method for interacting with low-powered devices. The system includes a server and a gateway device that connect and communicate with low-powered devices. The system and method connects a user through a gateway device to a low-powered device by temporarily loading a profile for the low-powered device onto the gateway device. The profile of the low-powered device contains the necessary connection information to facilitate a connection. The profile of the low-powered device is only temporarily stored on the gateway device and is deleted from the memory of the gateway device after a connection is established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Plasma Computing Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasser Khan, Mahesh Ramu
  • Patent number: 10672039
    Abstract: Presented are embodiments of methods and systems that provide for Internet advertisement pricing and placement to be variably based on the advertisement's performance within a given category of Internet media, while at the same time achieving predictable delivery and pricing for both advertisers and publishers. Techniques are presented where an advertiser's online campaign will be pre-empted only for underperformance on its own merits, and not for its relative performance or price versus other advertisers. Further, techniques are presented for allowing publishers of advertisements to realize increased revenue from their high value media while using tag passbacks to secure a minimum reserve pricing of their choice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: PulsePoint, Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Subramanian, Shanthi Sarkar, Jeremy Sterns
  • Patent number: 10666751
    Abstract: A system includes at least one hardware processor and a memory storing instructions which, when executed, cause the hardware processor to perform operations including identifying a notification trigger configured by a user of a target computing device, the notification trigger including at least one trigger condition and notification content, the trigger condition references a value from a trigger data source and includes a condition based on the value, the notification content includes content provided by the user, receiving the value from the trigger data source, determining, based on the value, that the at least one trigger condition is satisfied, and presenting the notification content to the user on a target computing device associated with the user, the notification content is presented in a target content venue configured to present third-party advertisements to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: James E. Price, James R. Seeley, Ami Warren Lyman, Jack W. Zaney, Joy Sebrina Berry, Claes Dahlstrand, Ralph H. Groce, III, Kanwaljit Khurana, Robert Charles Wilson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10664814
    Abstract: A method and system for conducting an online payment transaction through a point of sale device. The method includes receiving input from a user selecting an item for purchase through the point of sale device; calculating a total purchase amount for the item in response to a request from the user to purchase the item; and sending payment authorization for the total purchase amount from the point of sale device to a payment entity, in which the payment authorization is sent to the payment entity via a mobile communication device of the user. The method further includes receiving a result of the payment authorization from the payment entity through the mobile communication device; and completing the payment transaction based on the result of the payment authorization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Michelle Fisher
  • Patent number: 10667020
    Abstract: The current invention relates to a computer-generated method for optimizing placement of advertising content across multiple different devices. The system can allocate advertising campaigns and plans to various inventory types based on the probability of accurate consumer matching. Consumer matching can be achieved by generation of look-alike models in a consumer's device graph to predict future consumption behavior. The system includes an interface through which an advertiser can access relevant information about inventory and success of a given placement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: VIDEOAMP, INC.
    Inventors: Debajyoti Ray, Ross McCray, David Gullo, Jay Prasad
  • Patent number: 10667081
    Abstract: A computer system tracks geographical locations traversed by a user to provide location based services. One or more geographical locations traversed by a user are tracked via a portable location device. Geo-fencing areas corresponding to the one or more geographical areas are determined. One or more geo-fencing area profile scores are generated for the user based on attributes of the traversal of the geo-fencing areas. Re-location of the user to a new geographic location is detected via the portable location device. Location-based services are provided for the new geographic location based on at least one geo-fencing area profile score of the user. Embodiments of the present invention further include a method and program product for tracking geographical locations traversed by a user to provide location based services in substantially the same manner described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jeremy R. Fox, Shikhar Kwatra, Sarbajit K. Rakshit, Mauro Marzorati
  • Patent number: 10657564
    Abstract: As components of an advertisement are received by an online system, the online system determines whether the received components satisfy one or more policies of the online system. If a component does not satisfy a policy of the online system, the user providing the components is notified when the component is provided, allowing the user to modify the component. Additionally, stored data describing previously analyzed components are compared to received components, and the stored data is used if the received component matches a previously analyzed component. This process expedites approval of advertisements by the online system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Mathew Varghese, Nuwan Senaratna
  • Patent number: 10657538
    Abstract: A podcast system and method are provided to select and deliver media ads over a network to a user device and to insert the media ads in media content subscribed to and delivered over the network to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT LLC
    Inventors: Andrey Yruski, Murgesh Navar
  • Patent number: 10621622
    Abstract: Techniques for providing notifications may be described. In particular, responses to past notifications transmitted from a computer system to a user device associated with a user account may be accessed. A notification profile for the user account may be generated based on the responses. The notification profile may include sequence of time slots to transmit notifications within a time period. A notification topic may also be determined based on past interactions of the user device with the computer system. Notifications corresponding to that notification topic may be scheduled for transmission to the user device based on the notification profile. A response to a transmitted notification may be analyzed to determine whether to change the notification topic. If so, remaining notifications may be updated based on the change before transmittal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tegdeep Kondal, Nisarg Shah, Alexander Slutsker
  • Patent number: 10620977
    Abstract: The present disclosure addresses the technical problems faced by a basic user or an emergent user while using a smart phone. For the basic users it is difficult to identify the threat on the smartphone. A system and method for enhancing the security features of a smartphone has been provided. Initially, the system classify the user of the smartphone as the basic user or non-basic user using a series of questions. The proposed method is only applicable to the basic user archetype. The present disclosure further describes the method for simplification of an information architecture and multimodal communication of the threats on the smartphone for a basic user archetype or emergent users. Specifically, this disclosure bridges the information communication gaps between the basic archetype user and the information system by surfacing the risks and optimizing their information hierarchy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
    Inventors: Pankaj Doke, Sanjay Kimbahune, Manash Paul, Sylvan Lobo, Karan Bhavsar, Sujit Shinde, Mithun B S
  • Patent number: 10614473
    Abstract: System and methods are provided to create representations of geographic areas. Such representations enable users to search for items and services of interest and to quickly locate and utilize such items and services. Representations are created using user preferences thus reducing the amount of information presented to a user, i.e., user preferences control the contents of a representation. Control APIs contained within a representation may be used to control devices represented in a representation or to manufacture them using 3-D printing technologies. Methods to learn user preferences via his movements and other actions and impose a user's preferences upon an environment are shown. Some details of the invention are described by applying the invention to problems in retail marketing and figures depicting an implementation illustrate certain aspects of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Sensoriant, Inc.
    Inventor: Shamim A. Naqvi
  • Patent number: 10600091
    Abstract: Systems and methods for view-based advertisement selection involve controlling the rotation of reproduced advertisements based, in part, on whether the reproduced advertisements are within a browser viewport. An advertisement that is reproduced on a web page and is not within a browser viewport can continue to be reproduced until the advertisement is within the browser viewport for a period of time. After an advertisement is within the browser viewport for a period of time another advertisement is selected to replace the previously reproduced advertisement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: PREDICT INTERACTIVE, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin Owens, Taewook Kang, Grant Gillespie
  • Patent number: 10599981
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer-accessible mediums can be provided that can determine an audience interest distribution(s) of content(s) by, for example, receiving first information related to a web behavior(s) of a user(s), determining second information related to a user interest distribution(s) of the user(s) based on the first information, and determining determine the audience interest distribution(s) of the content(s) based on the second information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: New York University
    Inventors: Xiaohan Zhang, Foster Provost, Kiril Tsemekhman
  • Patent number: 10592524
    Abstract: A system and methods for sharing data among multiple standalone applications include: receiving, by a framework executing on a computing device, at least one keyword based upon a user input on a display of one of a plurality of standalone applications loaded via the framework; and storing the at least one in a context object, wherein the context object is accessible by each of the plurality of standalone applications for sharing the at least one keyword. One or more operations may be further performed based on the shared context object and results including content related or matching with the context object may be gathered from multiple standalone applications loaded in the framework.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: HYLAND SWITZERLAND SÀRL
    Inventors: Brian Christopher Carr, Cynthia Diane Anschutz, Shane Evan Blazek, Kristopher John Andrew Haney, Donald Emmett Lampert, Dylan Christopher Smith
  • Patent number: 10592074
    Abstract: Systems and methods for implementing an artificial intelligence-powered smart gallery are provided. The smart gallery can be a software application that includes an ensemble of visual content-related features for end users. These features can include, but are not limited to, a set of user interactions to be performed on visual media or other content items, recommendations on and for a user's content items, analytical evaluations of a user's content items, as well as intelligent selection and optimization functions to enhance the performance of at least one of the user's content items. The presently disclosed systems can be integrated directly with an image management service or photo gallery that is part of a mobile operating system or other non-mobile software applications residing on a computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Adhark, Inc.
    Inventors: Jehan Hamedi, Zachary McDonald Halloran
  • Patent number: 10580056
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a method comprises receiving at least two parameters for a gift exchange from an organizer of the gift exchange. The at least two parameters can comprise a set of participants and a budget. The method further comprises identifying a gift exchange recipient for a respective participant in the set of participants, determining one or more gifts for the gift exchange recipient based at least in part on the budget and a first trust graph, and arranging for display the one or more determined gifts to the respective participant. In many embodiments, the first trust comprises levels of trust associated with the gift exchange recipient. Other embodiments also are disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Nathan Stoll, Jan Magnus Stensmo, Andrew Mark Ellerhorst, Abhishek Banerjee
  • Patent number: 10572904
    Abstract: A first Micro Circadian Rhythm (MCR) pattern is identified in a Circadian Rhythm (CR) data of a user. Using the first MCR pattern, a second MCR pattern is predicted during a forecast period. The second MCR pattern is correlated with a set of possible future CR states. A first model of a distribution of a confidence value corresponding to the present CR state of the user is constructed. A second model of a distribution of a confidence value corresponding to a selected future CR state from the set of possible future CR states of the user is constructed. The first model and the second model are correlated to determine a likelihood of the selected future CR state being reachable from the present CR state for the user. When the likelihood exceeding a threshold, an application is caused to adjust a process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Aaron K. Baughman, Ann M. Corrao, Brian F. Ober, Brian M. O'Connell
  • Patent number: 10565611
    Abstract: Systems and methods for real-time control of Internet messaging campaigns. Processing commences upon retrieving a computer-readable schematic capture or other computer representation of an Internet messaging campaign or marketing campaign flow. During execution of the campaign flow, decision points in the form of program stage gates as given in the schematic are reached, and corresponding program stage gate expressions are evaluated based on then-current real-time conditions or values. When the program stage gate expression evaluates to one of a set of alternative values (e.g., “take forward path” or “take alternative path1” or “take alternative path2”), then the program execution will initiate a set of execution actions given in the marketing campaign schematic. In cases when then-current real-time conditions or values evaluate to an alternate value or in cases when the real-time conditions or values are not available or cannot be evaluated within a timeout period, then remedial action is initiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Navin Boddu
  • Patent number: 10560498
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed towards automatically determining a context of an communication which is to be sent to a first user (615). Once the communication context is determined, other users are automatically suggested to receive the communication in that a characteristic of the user profiles of the suggested users match the context of the communication (630). The communication can then be forwarded to the suggested users in accordance with user input (635).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: InterDigital CE Patent Holdings
    Inventor: Lee Douglas Shartzer
  • Patent number: 10552921
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method, system, and computer program product for semantically analyzing the content within an internal social network. Using the results of the analysis, the executives can gain a better understanding of, and insight into, the organization and its employees. A dashboard tool may be used in some embodiments of the invention to visualize the results of the semantic analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Srividhya Subramanian, Mary E. G. Bear, Mehrshad Setayesh, Noah Horton
  • Patent number: 10541854
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems, methods, and software for implementing information management applications. In an implementation, an application embodied in program instructions stored on one or more computer readable storage media comprises components and a control component. The components communicate requests to invoke others of the components. The control component handles the requests by at least determining whether or not any component identified by the requests has already been downloaded or is yet to be downloaded. The control component invokes the component when already downloaded and retrieves the component when not yet downloaded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Gautam Bhakar, Kevin Christopher Clement, Kenneth Ping-Kuen Chau
  • Patent number: 10535083
    Abstract: Provided is a process, including: obtaining a coupon issued by a merchant, the coupon being redeemable in-store, at a physical location of the merchant; obtaining one or more merchant location identifiers, the coupon only being redeemable at one or more merchant locations identified by the one or more merchant location identifiers; sending the coupon and the merchant location identifiers to publishers for presentation to consumers by the publishers on user devices of the consumers; and receiving indications from the user devices of the consumers that the consumers interacted with the coupon, the indications indicating a consumer selection of an in-store redemption option.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: RetailMeNot, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Thomas Georgoff, Brian Keith Showers, Scott Jason Throndson
  • Patent number: 10531009
    Abstract: An information communication method selectively obtains a location of a terminal device. Determining the location of the terminal device by wireless communication with a wireless access point includes receiving a radio signal including a first identification information to identify a location of the wireless access point, and calculating the location of the terminal device using the identified location of the wireless access point, which is identified by the first identification information. Determining the location of the terminal device by visible light communication with a subject provides higher accuracy and includes setting an exposure time of an image sensor having a plurality to exposure lines so that a bright line corresponding to each of the plurality of exposure lines included in the image sensor appears according to a change in luminance of the subject, obtaining a bright line image by capturing the subject, and demodulating data from the bright line image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Oshima, Koji Nakanishi, Hideki Aoyama, Ikuo Fuchigami, Hidehiko Shin, Tsutomu Mukai, Yosuke Matsushita, Shigehiro Iida, Kazunori Yamada
  • Patent number: 10523600
    Abstract: A method and system to share advertisement content from a main reception device to a secondary reception device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: OPENTV, INC.
    Inventors: Guillaume Cuzin, Bertrand Chollet, Corrado Longoni
  • Patent number: 10521829
    Abstract: At a bid determination platform, an initial sequence having an initial order of software steps for filtering advertisements in response to receiving an advertisement bid request is selected. Until a trigger event occurs, the initial sequence of software steps is implemented in the initial order in response to receiving advertisement bid requests. Implementing the initial sequence comprises automatically tracking a failure (or success) metric and resource requirement metric for each of the software steps. After the trigger event occurs, a first optimum sequence of the software steps is automatically selected in a first optimum order so as to optimize a total resource usage for execution of the software steps. Selecting the first optimum sequence of the software steps in the first optimum order is based on the tracked failure (or success) metric and resource requirement metric for each of the software steps during implementation of the initial sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Amobee, Inc.
    Inventors: Ali Dasdan, Christos Koufogiannakis
  • Patent number: 10521572
    Abstract: Certain implementations include systems and methods for improving knowledge-based-authentication (KBA) identity authentication questions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: LexisNexis Risk Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Tamir Nygate, Benny Rotem, Elina Yaakobovich
  • Patent number: 10515624
    Abstract: Disclosed is a content processing method including receiving content including broadcast data and advertisement data into which additional information is inserted, extracting the additional information from the advertisement data, identifying the advertisement data from the content based on the extracted additional information, and extracting the broadcast data excluding the advertisement data identified from the content, wherein the additional information is inserted at at least one of optimal intervals determined based on test additional information inserted at a plurality of analysis intervals of an audio signal associated with the advertisement data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Young Ho Jeong, Seung Kwon Beack, Tae Jin Lee, Jin Soo Choi
  • Patent number: 10515233
    Abstract: A blockchain of transactions may be referenced for various purposes and may be later accessed by interested parties for ledger verification and information retrieval. One example method of operation may include identifying a number of data parameters to extract from a blockchain based on a request for analytic data, creating one or more queries based on the data parameters, executing the one or more queries and retrieving the data parameters from the blockchain, identifying one or more permissions of a user account associated with the request for analytic data, and populating an interface with analytic figures based on the data parameters retrieved from the blockchain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gennaro A. Cuomo, Donna N. Dillenberger, Fenno F. Heath, III, Rong Liu, Roman Vaculin
  • Patent number: 10515390
    Abstract: Embodiments can provide an intelligent vehicle that determines that the vehicle interior comprises multiple occupants; identifies the occupants; based on the driving behavior of the vehicle, creates a composite occupant profile associated with the group of plural occupants, the composite occupant profile comprising the identities of the plural occupants and group preferences for various vendor products or services; and, based on the composite occupant profile and received inputs from a user interface, an automatic vehicle location system, and a plurality of sensors in the vehicle, performs one or more actions, such as: (a) proposing one or more vendor products or services for the group of occupants; (b) publishing the vendor products or services selected by the group of occupants, via a social network, to associated or selected associates of the occupants in the group; and (c) presenting advertisement information from a vendor server associated with the proposed or selected vendor products or services to one
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: NIO USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher F. Pouliot
  • Patent number: 10511685
    Abstract: Examples described herein involve managing two or more user accounts via which a media playback system can access a service provider, and displaying on a graphical display, graphical representations of at least one of the two or more user accounts via which a media playback system can access a service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Abhishek Kumar, Ron Kuper, Jason Kendall, Emilio Arce
  • Patent number: 10475125
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for identifying a life event affecting a user. The method includes obtaining a classification model. The classification model models how financial data of a user relates to life events. Also, the method includes gathering the financial data of the user. The financial data of the user matches at least a subset of the classification model. In addition, the method includes identifying a life event affecting the user by applying the classification model to the financial data of the user. Still yet, the method includes customizing a user interface of an application that is utilized by the user. The customization is based on the identified life event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventors: Neha Kumari, Lulu Cheng, Anilkumar Pillai, Prateek Kakirwar
  • Patent number: 10470709
    Abstract: A method for determining a status of a user utilizing wireless earpieces includes performing sensor measurements of a user utilizing at least optical sensors of the wireless earpieces, wherein the optical sensors detect metabolic abnormalities of the user, analyzing the sensor measurements, determining the status of the user utilizing at least sensor measurements from the optical sensors of the wireless earpieces, and communicating an alert to the user in response to there being a change in the status of the user. A wireless earpiece or set of wireless earpieces with optical sensors for detecting metabolic abnormalities are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: BRAGI GmbH
    Inventor: Peter Vincent Boesen
  • Patent number: 10473467
    Abstract: A method for determining which level a vehicle is at when the vehicle is on a multi-level road system is to be implemented by a vehicle auxiliary system that includes a vehicle equipment unit and a server unit. The method includes the steps of: obtaining visual media data of surroundings of the vehicle generated by an image capturing module of the vehicle equipment unit; receiving reference data associated with surroundings of a vehicle in the multi-level road system from the server unit; and generating a recognition result indicating at which level the vehicle is by performing an image-matching technique on the visual media data and the reference data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Mitac International Corp.
    Inventor: Neng Liu
  • Patent number: 10467655
    Abstract: Protected audience selection system. Media consumption histories of browsers which have converted are received at a modeling system where targeting of browsers has been disabled by excluding targeting labels. A model is built by determining a frequency of each respective media consumption event among the histories and comparing each determined frequency of a respective media consumption event to a frequency of the respective media consumption event among a population of browsers without the conversion event. The model is sent to a targeting system which excludes conversion events. A description of the conversion event is received at the targeting system. A history of a targetable browser is received at the targeting system. The model is applied to the history of the targetable browser at the targeting system in the absence of records of conversion events. Advertising content is sent to the targetable browser according to a result of applying the model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Quantcast Corporation
    Inventors: Konrad S. Feldman, Damian John Reeves, Paul G. Sutter
  • Patent number: 10468067
    Abstract: The various embodiments disclosed herein relate to systems and methods for generating a derived media clip corresponding to a live event. In particular, the system comprises a processor configured to receive a plurality of content streams corresponding to the live event, each content stream corresponding to a content source. The processor is further configured to generate an annotated timeline for one or more of the plurality of content streams and receive a first user input requesting the derived media clip. The processor is then configured to generate the derived media clip based on the user input and the annotated timeline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Evertz Microsystems Ltd.
    Inventors: Vince Silvestri, Stephen Michael D'Angelo
  • Patent number: 10460078
    Abstract: A system and a method for managing one or more clinical protocols across multiple locations, including identify a clinical research location; capture a plurality of types of content from the administrator mobile device; analyze the captured content to determine one or more associated clinical protocols for the clinical research location; automatically select a workflow algorithm for each determined clinical protocol, the workflow algorithm configured to obtain stage based information and workflow items from the data store; and enable a mobile control interface for each determined clinical protocol, wherein the mobile control interface comprises monitoring of the stage based information and management of the workflow items associated with the clinical research location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Parallel 6, Inc.
    Inventors: David Wayne Turner, Jr., Bradley Malcolm Pruitt
  • Patent number: 10453180
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention include intercepting a rendering of a picture at a website, the picture uploaded to a server of the website by a content provider. Access criteria associated with a user at a user device is determined. The access criteria includes a relationship between the user and one or both of the content provider and content of the picture. A resolution of a modified rendering of the picture is determined based at least in part on the access criteria. The modified rendering of the picture is generated based at least in part on the resolution. The modified rendering of the picture is displayed at the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jenny S. Li, Robert J. Paquin, Conor D. Proce, Philip A. Siconolfi, Matthew J. Webber
  • Patent number: 10445858
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention include intercepting a rendering of a picture at a website, the picture uploaded to a server of the website by a content provider. Access criteria associated with a user at a user device is determined. The access criteria includes a relationship between the user and one or both of the content provider and content of the picture. A resolution of a modified rendering of the picture is determined based at least in part on the access criteria. The modified rendering of the picture is generated based at least in part on the resolution. The modified rendering of the picture is displayed at the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jenny S. Li, Robert J. Paquin, Conor D. Proce, Philip A. Siconolfi, Matthew J. Webber
  • Patent number: 10432994
    Abstract: A method is disclosed to include receiving first viewership information for a media segment displayed on a first electronic device, the first viewership information including a first viewership event associated with the media segment, where media content includes at least the media segment. The method can include receiving second viewership information for an overlay content segment displayed on a second electronic device, the second viewership information comprising a second viewership event associated with the overlay content segment. The method can include determining that a first viewership level for the overlay content segment is greater than a second viewership level for the media segment in view of the first viewership event or the second viewership event. The method can include sending a display instruction to a content management device instructing the content management device to send the overlay content segment to the first electronic device and the second electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventor: Matthew Grover
  • Patent number: 10412493
    Abstract: A system, method and one or more wireless earpieces for performing self-configuration. A user is identified utilizing the one or more wireless earpieces. Noises from an environment of the user are received utilizing the one or more wireless earpieces. An audio profile associated with the noises of the environment of the user is determined. The components of the one or more wireless earpieces are automatically configured in response to the audio profile and the user identified as utilizing the one or more wireless earpieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: BRAGI GmbH
    Inventors: David K Dohmen, Gwenael Kosider, Peter Vincent Boesen
  • Patent number: 10412434
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for seamlessly connecting to a user's device in order to share and display a media asset. A media guidance application may determine that a first user has entered an environment of a second user (e.g., his/her mother's home). Stored on a first device of the first user may be a media asset (e.g., a photo album), which features an individual related to the second user (e.g., the second user's granddaughter). Based on the interaction data between the individual and the second user, the media guidance application may determine a likelihood that the second user will grant the access rights for the second device to the first user in order to view the media asset. In response to determining a high likelihood, the media guidance application may transmit the access rights to the first device and display the media asset on the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: Sean Matthews