Meeting Or Appointment Patents (Class 705/7.19)
  • Patent number: 10970662
    Abstract: An algorithm formulating system for use with a sensing ecosystem for identifying enterprise space states, the sensing ecosystem including a plurality of sensor devices mounted within an enterprise space wherein each sensor device is capable of sensing a plurality of parameters within the enterprise space, the system comprising a processor programmed to perform the steps of accessing a rule set that specifies a first parameter value set that corresponding to a perceived state within a first enterprise space, receiving sensor data from sensor devices within the first enterprise space, comparing the sensor data to the rule set to identify instances of the perceived state, examining sensor data to identify a second parameter value set that occurs at least a threshold percentage of time for the identified instances of the perceived state and using the second parameter value set as the basis for a new rule set to be associated with the perceived state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy D. Swieter, Robert Scheper, Darrin Sculley
  • Patent number: 10949811
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and system includes a processor(s) continuously monitoring a current condition of a user of an Internet of Things (IoT) device, via the IoT device. The processor(s) determines that the current condition indicates an issue with the well-being of the user. The processor(s) identifies upcoming event(s), within a given temporal period, in which the user will participate. The processor(s) determines that the current condition of the user will negatively impact at least one event of the upcoming event(s). The processor(s) generates action(s) comprising a change to the event, where the action(s) is executed by interacting with one or more applications deployed on the one or more target computer resources (accessible to the one or more processors via a network connection). The processor(s) automatically executes the at least one action on the one or more target computer resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Fang Lu, Joseph Lam, Trudy L. Hewitt, William K. Wentworth
  • Patent number: 10949810
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and system includes a processor(s) continuously monitoring a current condition of a user of an Internet of Things (IoT) device, via the IoT device. The processor(s) determines that the current condition indicates an issue with the well-being of the user. The processor(s) identifies upcoming event(s), within a given temporal period, in which the user will participate. The processor(s) determines that the current condition of the user will negatively impact at least one event of the upcoming event(s). The processor(s) generates action(s) comprising a change to the event, where the action(s) is executed by interacting with one or more applications deployed on the one or more target computer resources (accessible to the one or more processors via a network connection). The processor(s) automatically executes the at least one action on the one or more target computer resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Fang Lu, Joseph Lam, Trudy L. Hewitt, William K. Wentworth
  • Patent number: 10931764
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes determining a first set of users associated with a first geographic area; and determining one or more second sets of users. For each second set of users the users in the second set are associated with one of a number of second geographic areas and the users in the second set interact with the first set of users. The method also includes, for each second set of users, computing a mutual-interaction metric between the first set of users and the second set of users based on an amount of interaction between the users in the first set and the users in the second set; and determining, based on the mutual-interaction metric, a geographic-area cluster that comprises the first geographic area and one or more of the second geographic areas. The geographic-area cluster represents a user community that spans the first and second geographic areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Moore Davis, Samantha Wu, Jeffrey Scott David Breudecheck, Jia-An Koo
  • Patent number: 10922344
    Abstract: Methods and systems for importing docketing data are provided. The method includes retrieving, from a storage device, a first data structure that includes docketing information for a plurality of matters from a source docketing system; searching a publicly available database to retrieve information associated with the first matter; verifying that data in at least one field of the first matter matches data in a corresponding field of the retrieved information; automatically detecting existence of an error in the first matter based on a combination of two or more fields of the first matter; and storing the first matter in a target docketing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Black Hills IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Steven W. Lundberg, Thomas G. Marlow
  • Patent number: 10922662
    Abstract: A receiver receives a request to schedule a meeting from a user and in response, prompts the user to provide meeting information including time information and attendee information for scheduling the meeting. A meeting scheduler identifies potential dates and potential times based on the meeting information. The meeting scheduler further detects locations of the attendees based on the potential dates and identifies potential meeting locations based on attendees' location. The meeting scheduler also computes date scores for the potential dates, time scores for the potential times, and location scores for the meeting locations to select a date, a time, and a meeting location based on scores to determine a meeting schedule. The meeting scheduler further selects a conferencing mechanism for the meeting and provides the meeting schedule comprising the selected date, time, and meeting location, and the selected conferencing mechanism as a meeting invite option to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: David J. Brennan, Stéphane Morichére-Matte, John R. Sanders, David M. Gray, Aaron Lo, Isaac Supeene, Aryamman Jain, Anson Ho, Priya Murali
  • Patent number: 10873371
    Abstract: An antenna may be provided. First, a Machine Learning (ML) model may be used, at a predetermined time, to predict a probable location of at least one of a plurality of client devices. Next, spatial coordinates may be obtained for the probable location from the ML model. Then an antenna sub-array of an antenna array may be steered toward the spatial coordinates of the probable location. The antenna sub-array may be unallocated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Satish Kumar Mandavilly, Amitesh Shukla, Manish Jhanji, Rakesh Mishra, Subhash Kodnad
  • Patent number: 10861060
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for dynamically determining personalized promotional offers using markers. In one embodiment, an example method may include determining a first user history associated with a first user account and a second user history associated with a second user account, the first user history and the second user history being indicative of respective interactions by a first user and a second user with a marketplace, receiving an indication of interaction by the first user with a marker associated with a promotional offer campaign, determining, using the first user history, a first promotional offer for the first user, associating the first promotional offer with the first user account, receiving an indication of interaction by the second user with the marker, determining, using the second user history, a second promotional offer for the second user, and associating the second promotional offer with the second user account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Charles Brust, Shayne Ashlyn Smith, Joel Ryan Freeman, Michael Bell Trueman, Yury Lizunov, Jason Adrian Galep
  • Patent number: 10824851
    Abstract: Approaches presented herein enable enhancing user engagement during a video conference. A user introduces (e.g., creates) a graphical notation during the video conference. If a correlation exists between the graphical notation and the video conference, then the graphical notation can be dynamically shared with any participants found to be disinterested or confused as a motivation to understand a concept or to act as a catalyst for additional graphical notations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kelley Anders, Jeremy R. Fox, Jonathan Dunne, Liam S. Harpur
  • Patent number: 10819827
    Abstract: A system for scheduling servers is provided. The system receives a scheduling period, staffing requirements in planning intervals during the scheduling period, skill groups with one or more servers in each skill group, location, tour group, shift templates and associated scheduling rules for each server to be scheduled. The system generates a Mixed Integer Linear Programming model using this information. The system continues searching feasible solutions to the Mixed Linear Integer Programming model until one or more stopping criteria are satisfied by a terminal solution. The system generates detailed server schedules using the terminal solution to the Mixed Integer Linear Programming model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventor: Turgut Aykin
  • Patent number: 10817711
    Abstract: Approaches presented herein enable enhancing user engagement during a video conference. A user introduces (e.g., creates) a graphical notation during the video conference. If a correlation exists betwen the graphical notation and the video conference, then the graphical notation can be dynamically shared with any particpants found to be disinterested or confused as a motivation to understand a concept or to act as a catalyst for additional graphical notations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kelley Anders, Jeremy R. Fox, Jonathan Dunne, Liam S. Harpur
  • Patent number: 10798208
    Abstract: Availability data caching in, meeting services is provided. In some examples, a list of users whose data is to be cached locally for a user may be determined based on factors such as their relevance to the user, a likelihood of a meeting being requested with the users, a history of common meetings, and similar factors. What type of user data to cache, for how long, at which granularity level, and similar parameters may be determined as well. User data for users from the list may be retrieved on-demand or on a regular basis from server associated with those users and stored at a server or other computing device for the user for fast access when the user requests to schedule a meeting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jaskaran Singh, Hemant Sharma, Jaya Matthew
  • Patent number: 10796285
    Abstract: A computer-implemented technique is described herein for rescheduling events within calendars to achieve a target objective with respect to target occurrences of a particular kind in the calendars. For instance, the target occurrences may correspond to instances of free time, and the target objective is to increase the amount of minimum-sized free-time blocks within the calendars, e.g., by favoring the introduction of large free-time blocks of minimum size (e.g., two-hour blocks), and disfavoring the presence of smaller-sized free-time blocks scattered among calendar events. In other words, the technique defragments the calendars with respect to free time expressed in those calendars. At the same time, the technique honors (when possible) participant-related constraints associated with calendar events. Further, the technique penalizes modification of an event as a function of a temporal distance over which the event is moved; this penalization has the effect of reducing disruption to the calendars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Warren D. Johnson, Jessica M. Lundin, Tachen C. Ni
  • Patent number: 10789318
    Abstract: A ‘bi-directional search and match’ system, and apparatus, or match engine, is presented along with a detailed process or algorithm for execution of the same. In this construct, a relational database, supported by appropriate software modules for other functions receives search queries from users and converts them into numerical codes that are automatically and continuously matched against the search criteria provided by other users. The match engine continues with the match process at a pre-set time interval and automatically alerts the concerned users every time a match is found or as requested by the user. A user is enabled to initiate a range of follow-up actions when at least one matching criteria is met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventor: Ramesh Sivarajan
  • Patent number: 10764302
    Abstract: Various embodiments enable an application on a first device to log into an online meeting in association with a trusted entity, such as a trusted user. Once trust is established between the trusted entity and the meeting domain, such as an enterprise domain, permissions can be assigned to a meeting device, by virtue of the trust relationship with the trusted entity, to enable the meeting device to join the meeting as a participant, thus allowing the meeting device to bypass an initial join process such as a meeting lobby and the like. By virtue of the assigned permissions, the meeting device may take control of the meeting and control the experience for others in the meeting as a meeting organizer or some other permission-centric role.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Chaim Fried, Anton W. Krantz
  • Patent number: 10757250
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for using a registry to assure parties receiving a communication, such as an incoming phone call, that the party sending the communication, such as the caller is, who it appears to be. In some embodiments the registry is a publicly accessible database which stores communication identifiers such as telephone numbers for parties in association with other data including data provided by the parties or others. The other data may include the name of the party associated with the identifier, a cryptographic public key used by the party as part of a public/private key pair, data representing the intent of the party in sending a communication, and parameters set by parties to be satisfied to receive communications or in determining how such communications should be handled. The system may provide the data representing the party's specific intention in that call or other communication to the party receiving the communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: YouMail, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander E. Quilici, Michael J. Rudolph
  • Patent number: 10748121
    Abstract: Computerized systems for providing a personalized computing experience are provided through enriched calendar event data. The enriched calendar event data provides an event type, additional location data for the calendar event, and the likely user attendance. To determine the enriched calendar event data, a user location pattern, and a calendar event pattern are determined. As future calendar events are detected, a set of features for the future calendar events is determined. Past calendar events having features similar to the detected future calendar event can then be determined. A user location for the similar past calendar events can be determined to form a user behavior pattern model indicating a user location for the similar past calendar events. A predicted user location for the future calendar event can be determined based upon the similar past calendar events and the user behavior pattern model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Dikla Dotan-Cohen, Ido Priness, Ran Bernstein, Inbal Budowski Tal
  • Patent number: 10731991
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to method and device for determining navigation of a vehicle based on feasibility of events by a navigation device. The navigation device comprises receiving events data associated with a user of the vehicle from one or more sources, determining one or more events associated with the user, based on at least one of the events data and a pre-defined template data, determining in real-time, feasibility to reach the one or more events based on a set of parameters, scheduling the one or more events based on the determination and determining navigation of the vehicle based on the one or more scheduled events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Wipro Limited
    Inventors: Arnik Sarkar, Sayanshree Ghosh, Pranab Ghosh
  • Patent number: 10731992
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device that makes it possible to update and report the destination or route to be presented depending on the situation of a user who shares the situation or destination of another user, the information processing device including: a processing unit configured to perform action support for a subsequent schedule to be optimal for each of a plurality of target users on the basis of user situation in indoor environment acquired for each target user that participates in the subsequent schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masatomo Kurata, Tomohisa Takaoka, Yoshiyuki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10726363
    Abstract: Examples of techniques for ticket event modification for a ticket for a problem tracking system are disclosed. In one example implementation according to aspects of the present disclosure, a computer-implemented method may include: generating the ticket, the ticket comprising a ticket event; presenting the ticket comprising the ticket event to a user on a display; responsive to receiving a request from the user to modify the ticket event, modifying the ticket event while preserving an unmodified ticket event; and presenting the ticket comprising the modified ticket event to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Louis P. Gomes
  • Patent number: 10726366
    Abstract: Evaluating project schedules on a computer system. One or more tasks are identified and corresponding set of deterministic task durations are determined. An initial schedule for completing the tasks is generated based on the deterministic task durations and based on one or more resources. A set of probabilistic durations for the tasks are determined and execution of the tasks is simulated according to the initial schedule based on the set of probabilistic durations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dipyaman Banerjee, Gregory J. Chiarella, Yunwu Huang, Igor Khapov, Amitkumar M. Paradkar, Birgit M. Pfitzmann
  • Patent number: 10706590
    Abstract: A subtitle beat generation method includes: obtaining a current geographic location of a terminal; uploading the current geographic location of the terminal to a server; receiving candidate filter effects and candidate subtitles, obtained by the server according to the current geographic location of the terminal; obtaining a filter effect and a subtitle, selected from the candidate filter effects and the candidate subtitles; and forming a subtitle beat according to the selected filter effect and the selected subtitle, and outputting the subtitle beat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Zijun Zhang
  • Patent number: 10699251
    Abstract: A service scheduling system (1) is configured to retrieve schedule information from a time-management system (2) of a service provider, whereat the schedule information assigns service intervals offered by the service provider to a plurality of clients. The service scheduling system (1) comprises a detector (13) configured to detect an event indicating that a client cannot be served in a first service interval assigned to said client according to the schedule information. The service scheduling system (1) further comprises a transmitter configured to transmit, to a communication terminal (3?) of a further client, information specifying a second service interval which is at least partly overlapping the first service interval, and a receiver configured to receive, from the communication terminal (3?) of the further client, acknowledgment information indicating that the further client agrees to get served in the second service interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Klaus Zimmermann, Aurel Bordewieck
  • Patent number: 10692096
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods, systems, and computer-readable media related to a system having a plurality of users, designed to display a user-customized subset of item and/or provider information to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Thermodynamic Design, LLC
    Inventors: Bradley Christiansen, Thomas Hampton, Michael Vock, Jacob N. Wohlstadter
  • Patent number: 10691708
    Abstract: A reservation for two or more continuous time frames can be easily made. An information processing apparatus searches for two or more time continuous frames that can be reserved according to a user's request. In addition, the information processing apparatus searches for two or more continuous time frames including at least one reserved time frame in response to a request from the user and having a possibility of being able to be reserved as another user who has reserved the reserved time frames accepts movement of the reserved time frames. Then, a result of a search for two or more continuous time frames that can be reserved and a result of a search for two or more continuous time frames that include a reserved time frame and have a possibility of being able to be reserved are presented in modes distinguishable from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventors: Masanaka Ito, Ryohei Takuma
  • Patent number: 10671410
    Abstract: Techniques for generating plug-in application recipe (PIAR) extensions are disclosed. A PIAR management application discovers a particular data type within one or more data values for a particular field of a plug-in application, where the particular data type is (a) different from a data type of the particular field as reported by the plug-in application and (b) narrower than the data type of the particular field while complying with the data type of the particular field. The PIAR management application identifies one or more mappings between (a) the particular data type and (b) one or more data types for fields accepted by actions of plug-in applications. The PIAR management application presents a user interface including one or more candidate PIAR extensions based on the mapping(s). Based on a user selection of a candidate PAIR extension, the PIAR management application executes a PIAR that includes the selected PIAR extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Eric L. Sutton, Tuck Chang
  • Patent number: 10673641
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, systems, and program products are disclosed for connecting to a conference device. A device module detects a client device within a short-range wireless communication distance of a conference device. The conference device is reservable for a conference and configured to present content received from the client device. A notification module that sends a notification to the client device in response to determining that the conference device is available. The notification invites the client device to connect to the conference device. A connection module connects the conference device to the client device in response to receiving a connection confirmation from the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: LENOVO Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) PTE. LTD
    Inventors: Amy L. Rose, John S. Crowe, Gary D. Cudak, Jennifer J. Lee-Baron, Nathan J. Peterson, Bryan L. Young
  • Patent number: 10664906
    Abstract: A device and method for management of an account. An event placement timeline is displayed. Account events are shown along the timeline. A preferred event time range or “safe zone” is shown along the timeline. The “safe zone” is the portion of the month during which it is safe to schedule certain events, like bill payments, with lower risk of NSF, overdraft or the like. The user moves a movable object into the “safe zone” to reschedule the account event in the “safe zone”, and the settings of the account are modified to automatically execute the account event at that time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: The Toronto-Dominion Bank
    Inventors: Rajeev Kumar Gandhi, Robert Kyle Miller, Paul Mon-Wah Chan, John Jong Suk Lee, Rakesh Thomas Jethwa
  • Patent number: 10636067
    Abstract: A method of administrating inmate privileges in a correctional facility using a computer kiosk is provided. The method includes accepting data and information corresponding to inmate privileges for an inmate population, the data and information including restrictions on the inmate privileges. The method also includes accepting requests for privileges by an inmate, applying the restrictions to the accepted requests, and visually presenting information to the inmate regarding accepted requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: KEEFE COMMISSARY NETWORK, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Christopher M. Collins
  • Patent number: 10617362
    Abstract: Providing an activity for a participant may include receiving at least location data specifying a location of the participant. An engagement level of the participant may be predicted based on the location data. Sensor data associated with the participant may be received, the sensor data comprising at least current physiological data associated with the participant. Based at least on the predicted engagement level and the sensor data, an exercise for the participant to perform may be determined. A notification signal may be transmitted to the participant to perform the exercise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul R. Bastide, Filiz Isabell Kiral-Kornek, Dwarikanath Mahapatra, Susmita Saha, Arun Vishwanath, Stefan von Cavallar
  • Patent number: 10614425
    Abstract: Exemplary systems and methods for calendaring are provided. Exemplary systems include a natural language receiving component configured to receive a natural language entry corresponding to a future status, a calendar generation engine configured to create a calendar entry based on the natural language entry, a social network database configured for accessing and querying by the calendar generation engine, a privacy component configured to receive a privacy setting indicating a person who is approved to view the calendar entry, and a display module configured to display the calendar entry on a calendar. Exemplary methods include receiving a natural language entry corresponding to a future status, creating a calendar entry, and displaying the calendar entry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Deng, Scott Marlette, Marcel Laverdet, Mark E. Zuckerberg
  • Patent number: 10607191
    Abstract: Systems and methods for creating a calendar event on a calendar are presented. In response to a request to create a calendar event on a calendar, a first set of calendar event suggestions are presented to a user on a computing device. In response to a selection of a calendar event suggestion, an attribute corresponding to the selected calendar event suggestion is added to an attribute set. A subsequent set of calendar event suggestions are then presented on the computing device. In response to a selection of a subsequent calendar event suggestion, an attribute corresponding to the subsequent calendar event suggestion is added to an attribute set. A calendar event is created on the calendar according to the attributes in the attribute set in response to an instruction to create the calendar event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Vivek Garg, Christopher Jay Hoorn, Jamie Cabaccang, Evan Ming Lew, Robert David Berg, Erica L. Klein
  • Patent number: 10607193
    Abstract: Provided are systems, methods, and computer-readable medium for an event monitoring system. In various implementations, the event monitoring system can enable tracking of the computing devices of only attendees to an event and in a time period defined by the event. Using the tracking data, the system can determine when the computing devices of the attendees are expected to arrive at an event location. The system can provide this information, and possibly also data related to the location of the computing devices, to only the event attendees. Once the event has concluded, the system can delete the tracking data and any other data related to the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: WhenPlace, Inc.
    Inventor: David R. Wender
  • Patent number: 10609152
    Abstract: A cloud proxy communicates over a public network with a network proxy in a private network. The network proxy communicates with the public network through a firewall. The cloud proxy receives from a requester a request to communicate with a remote device in the private network. The cloud proxy creates first forwarding rules to forward traffic from the requester to the network proxy and from the network proxy to the requester. The cloud proxy sends the request to the network proxy, which causes the network proxy to create second forwarding rules to forward traffic from the network proxy to the remote device and from the remote device to the cloud proxy. A communication tunnel through the firewall device between the cloud proxy and the network proxy is established over which the southbound and northbound traffic is forwarded based on the first forwarding rules and the second forwarding rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajesh Kumar, Alex V. Truong, Erik J. Burgess, Swapnil A. Pathrikar, Ashok V. Iyer
  • Patent number: 10582338
    Abstract: A positioning method includes: acquiring first positioning data of terminal equipment and second positioning data of a region where a shared resource is located; judging whether a distance between the terminal equipment and the region where the shared resource is located is in a specific range or not according to the first positioning data and the second positioning data; upon the distance between the terminal equipment and the region where the shared resource is located being in the specific range, determining a position of the shared resource based on Bluetooth data corresponding to the shared resource; and controlling the terminal equipment to present position information of the shared resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignees: BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOFTWARE CO., LTD., BEIJING SMARTMI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nan Jiang, Yi Wang
  • Patent number: 10565243
    Abstract: A transformation platform allows a common data model to provide query output to multiple types of output devices, and incorporate query responses received using multiple types of constrained user input devices, such as neural headsets, that may be used by disabled individuals. Data and software applications can employ input and output modes of a client computer device without the data or application having to be specifically formatted or programmed for the different input and output modes. The data can specify queries that include response fields having response options that are selectively, such as progressively, highlighted. A user can provide input to select a highlighted response option. For a query having multiple response fields, response options for each response field can be progressively displayed after user input is received for a current set of response options. The query responses can be stored in the data model in association with field identifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Avinash Gopala Reddy, Thomas Boulton, Ullas An, Rupali Ray, Sourav Dutta
  • Patent number: 10565565
    Abstract: Attention-based scheduling is provided. Most people's energy levels and cognitive functioning fluctuate throughout the day. Typically, the time of day when a person feels more energetic or has a higher attention span is the time in the person's day when the individual has the highest productivity potential. While at off-peak times, a person may have less attention, which can make it harder for the individual to be effective. An attention-based schedule system identifies a user's high and off-peak times based on one or more attention-based factors. When a meeting or appointment is scheduled and an attention-based scheduling conflict is determined, the user or another scheduler of the calendar item is notified, and in some examples, alternate time suggestions are provided. In some examples, off-peak times are blocked off from the user's calendar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Hauke Antony Gentzkow, David Lu, Schuyler Nicholas Goodman
  • Patent number: 10552895
    Abstract: A certification computer system electronically receives contractor data from contractor devices. The certification computer system electronically stores at least a portion of the contractor data as certification data in a storage device(s). The certification computer system automatically certifies third-party contractors as certified contractors based, at least in part, on the certification data. The certification computer system electronically receives an electronic service request communicated from an e-commerce computer system. The electronic service request is based, at least in part, on a purchase(s) of a product(s) with a contractor service(s) made in electronic communication with a purchaser computer system. The certification computer system automatically creates an electronic service work order based, at least in part, on the electronic service request. The certification computer system automatically selects a certified contractor from the certified contractors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Service Trading Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Banhidy, Matt Brunmeier
  • Patent number: 10536289
    Abstract: A device may receive meeting data associated with a first meeting, the first meeting having previously occurred. The device may obtain, based on the meeting data, data identifying at least one individual associated with the first meeting and data identifying at least one topic associated with the first meeting. In addition, the device may identify a second meeting based on the at least one individual or the at least one topic, the second meeting having not yet occurred. The device may provide, to a user device associated with the second meeting and based on identifying the second meeting, at least a portion of the meeting data associated with the first meeting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Hannes Jouhikainen, Zviad Aznaurashvili, Timur Sherif, Steve Blanchet
  • Patent number: 10515533
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to alerting. A server accesses a user-provided specification, the user-provided specification indicating an initial alert range for a measured value and a subsequent alert schedule for the measured value. The server monitors a physical measurement of the measured value. The server determines that the physical measurement falls within the initial alert range. The server provides an initial alert in response to the physical measurement falling within the initial alert range. The server provides a subsequent alert according to the subsequent alert schedule in the user-provided specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Hongjai Cho, Austin Czarnecki, Steven Fackler, Can Guler, Nikhil Taneja, David Tobin, Wilson Wong
  • Patent number: 10510051
    Abstract: Artificial intelligence is introduced into an electronic meeting context to perform various tasks before, during, and/or after electronic meetings. The tasks may include a wide variety of tasks, such as agenda creation, participant selection, real-time meeting management, meeting content supplementation, and post-meeting processing. The artificial intelligence may analyze a wide variety of data such as data pertaining to other electronic meetings, data pertaining to organizations and users, and other general information pertaining to any topic. Capability is also provided to create, manage, and enforce meeting rules templates that specify requirements and constraints for various aspects of electronic meetings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Steven A. Nelson, Hiroshi Kitada, Lana Wong
  • Patent number: 10491577
    Abstract: Embodiments are described for securing access to sensitive information used by on-premises devices in a distributed system. For example, embodiments include securing access to sensitive calendar items in a video conferencing service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Blue Jeans Network, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicklas R. Johnson, Benjamin J. Hutchison
  • Patent number: 10484480
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method according to one embodiment includes receiving, at a server device, characteristics of a plurality of historical events from a plurality of client devices, receiving, at the server device, historical data sharing behavior associated with the plurality of historical events from the plurality of client devices, saving, by the server device, the characteristics of the plurality of historical events in association with the historical data sharing behavior, and automatically implementing, by the server device, one or more data sharing actions in response to an initialization of an event, utilizing the characteristics of the plurality of historical events and the historical data sharing behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Calcaterra, Romelia H. Flores, Zhi Li Guan, Su Liu
  • Patent number: 10469881
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, and methods are described for responding to inoperative commands on a server device. In some embodiments, the disclosed technology facilitates pausing of content being played on a device without creating a bookmark of the location in the content at which the content was paused. In response to receiving the request to pause the content from playing, the server device generates a pause instruction to pause the content from playing. Upon expiry of a timeout interval, the server device automatically transforms the pause instruction into a stop instruction, which when executed causes stopping the content from playing. In some embodiments, the server device detects an user interaction event, prior to expiry of the timeout interval. Non-limiting examples of the user interaction may be shutting down the server device, switching from the content to a live broadcast program, switching from the content to another content, or exiting from the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: DISH NETWORK L.L.C.
    Inventors: Max Stephen Gratton, Mark Templeman, Danny Jean Minnick
  • Patent number: 10454854
    Abstract: Event management operations are enabled. The operations can include receiving a request to manage an event on behalf of an event sponsor identity associated with an event sponsor, the request including event information including a description of the event, invitee identities associated with invitees to the event and invitee contact information associated with the invitees, generating an event invitation message including the description of the event and an instruction for responding to the event invitation message, directing the event invitation message to be sent to the invitee contact information associated with the invitees, determining that responses to the event invitation message have been received from a set of the invitees, generating an event update message based on a sorting of the responses from the set of the invitees, and directing the event update message to be sent to sponsor contact information associated with the event sponsor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Dale W. Malik, Landon Robinson, Ledley Yaussy
  • Patent number: 10382504
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, system and computer program product for a conference call moderator to conduct a conference call between a plurality of participants. At least some of the conference call participants are grouped by location. A participant within each group is identified to act as a domestic focus for that group and is notified of its assigned role. For each group, the conference call moderator disconnects from all participants in the group except for the participant that has been assigned the role of domestic focus. For each group, the conference call is then routed through the assigned domestic focus. Such a grouping may, for example, occur as a result of a degradation in call quality or may be based on the number of call participants. This solution preferably off-loads some of the conference call processing to the domestic focus, thereby alleviating the workload faced by the overall conference call moderator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitham A. Assemaly Salama, Diaa Eldin Ali Mohamed Mahmoud
  • Patent number: 10371546
    Abstract: Various examples are directed to an electronic device capable of touch input through a touch-sensitive surface and/or voice input through a microphone. In some examples, the electronic device may be used in an automobile. For example, some or all of the electronic device may be mounted in a dashboard for use while driving. The electronic device may provide informational content, entertainment content, navigation, and communication features in such a manner that user interaction may be minimized, thus providing a safe driving experience. This can be accomplished by performing tasks and presenting content automatically, without the need for user input, and by allowing user input through voice controls, touch screen controls, and/or physical controls mounted on the dashboard or steering wheel, among other possibilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jorge S. Fino, Imran Chaudhri, Scott M. Herz, Justin E. Santamaria, Donald W. Pitschel
  • Patent number: 10366369
    Abstract: An electronic user device 2 is disclosed in which a user interface 20 for an email application is displayed. The user interface 20 includes an email thread 22 and a selectable calendar look-up banner 32. Upon selection of the calendar look-up banner 32 the user device 2 is configured to retrieve electronic calendars respectively associated with the email users identified in the email thread 22. A score is then calculated for a plurality of time slots in the retrieved electronic calendars, and the time slots are displayed according to their score. A user can then make a selection of one of the time slots. A calendar event is then populated with information derived from the email thread 22 and is sent to each of the email addresses in the thread, to be added to their electronic calendars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Cody Stephen Bryant, Grant Ross Elliott, Andrew Joseph Klamut, Kieran Patrick Cunney, Jared Daniel Lepic, Bartholomew Alexander Boeckner
  • Patent number: 10362068
    Abstract: A system, a multi-user scheduling unit comprised in the system, and corresponding methods are described for scheduling a video conference call for at least one autonomous vehicle. The system provides a means of scheduling such a call for various participants while minimizing driver interaction or need for attention while a vehicle is in a manual driving mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Volvo Car Corporation
    Inventors: Ichiro Sugioka, Matthew Lawler, Kari Kauppi, Aric Dromi, Nick Sakellariou
  • Patent number: RE48278
    Abstract: Providing personalized content comprises discovering personal information using an electronic device. Services information related to the personal information is obtained using the electronic device. Personalized content is provided based on applying the services information to the personal information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Curtis Sasaki, Kuldip S. Pabla, Andreas Hofmann, Daniel Gross