Meeting Or Appointment Patents (Class 705/7.19)
  • Patent number: 11928650
    Abstract: A meeting system facilitates spontaneous social encounter between users with a meeting server. The meeting server obtains calendar data, user preferences, and an organization chart associated with each user of a plurality of users. The meeting server selects a first user and a second user for a social encounter based on the calendar data, user preferences, and roles in the organization chart. The meeting server prompts a first user device associated with the first user, and a second user device associated with the second user, for a social encounter. Responsive to obtaining acceptances from the first user and the second user, the meeting server facilitates the social encounter between the first user and the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Jay Kemper Johnston, David C. White, Jr., Magnus Mortensen
  • Patent number: 11923086
    Abstract: Provided herein is a digital care circle platform for electronic communication between a senior and virtual care circle members. The digital care circle platform may include a chatbot and an application associated with the senior, a mobile application associated with the plurality of virtual care circle members, at least one processor in communication with at least one memory device, and one or more servers, sensors, wearables, and transceivers. The at least one processor may be configured to: (i) accept event posts from the senior via the chatbot and application and from each virtual care circle member of the plurality of virtual care circle members via the mobile application, (ii) detect pro-active check-ins from the senior, and (iii) generate, once a pro-active check-in is detected, an electronic communication detailing the pro-active check-in as a pro-active check-in event, and transmit the pro-active check-in event to the virtual care circle members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
    Inventors: Stephen Dunstan, Kami LaVallier, Edward P. Matesevac, Mary Kay Mueller, Vallory Clardy, Matthew Morrison, Nirav Patel, Francesco Radicati, Beth Ann Snell, Cara Lawlor Quigley, Caroline Mead, Kelsey Schachter, Brea Dutt, Lindsay Meyer, Leny Santana, Marta Coleman, Christine Pizzo
  • Patent number: 11917386
    Abstract: Methods and systems for performing at least one audio activity (e.g., conducting a phone call or playing music or other audio content) in an environment including by determining an estimated location of a user in the environment in response to sound uttered by the user (e.g., a voice command), and controlling the audio activity in response to determining the estimated user location. The environment may have zones which are indicated by a zone map and estimation of the user location may include estimating in which of the zones the user is located. The audio activity may be performed using microphones and loudspeakers which are implemented in or coupled to smart audio devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Carlos Eduardo Medaglia Dyonisio, David Gunawan
  • Patent number: 11916687
    Abstract: A conference system automatically detects a topic in a discussion between two or more participants in a conference based on a real-time transcription of an audio component of the conference. The conference system determines that the discussion is a side conversation based on a determination that the topic is not related to any discussion points of the conference. The conference system determines which participants are related to the side conversation and schedules a future conference between these participants. The conference system generates one or more discussion points for the future conference based on the topic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Zoom Video Communications, Inc.
    Inventor: Nick Swerdlow
  • Patent number: 11917101
    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: August 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: YouMail, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander E. Quilici, Michael J. Rudolph
  • Patent number: 11893544
    Abstract: Aspects discussed herein may relate to methods and techniques for automatically generating a test drive schedule for a user based on known inventory, user preferences, demographic information, employee availability, and other factors, as well as detecting conflicts and rescheduling test drives in response to those conflicts. This may allow for easier access to test drives for the consumer, which may promote more test drives and higher resultant sales, as well as allowing for rescheduling in advance of conflicts, which may reduce lost consumers due to test drives that were conflicted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Vishwanath Hiremath, Satish Chikkaveerappa, Ponnazhakan Subramanian
  • Patent number: 11894131
    Abstract: Systems and methods include determining, by an appointment management system, a condition that an appointment to conduct an intraoral scan at an intraoral scanning site has been missed by a user, automatically generating a message to the user indicating that an at-home dental impression kit can be sent to the user based on determining that the appointment has been missed, and transmitting the automatically generated message to a communications device associated with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: SDC U.S. SmilePay SPV
    Inventors: Jordan Katzman, Alex Fenkell, David Katzman, Christopher Yancey, Josh Chapman, Jessica Cicurel
  • Patent number: 11880561
    Abstract: Systems and methods for identifying on an electronic device an identifier and an associated time, date, or time and date, wherein the identifier is a name of an entity that a user is scheduled to visit at the associated time, date, or time and date. Determining, at around the time, date, or time and date, using a location sensor, a location of the electronic device as an entity address. Associating the identifier with the entity address and storing the identifier and associated entity address. Upon receipt of the identifier as an input: retrieving, using the identifier, the entity address, displaying, at the touch-sensitive display, a selectable user interface element corresponding to the entity address, receiving a selection of the selectable user interface element corresponding to the entity address, and in response to receiving the selection, providing the entity address to an application on the electronic device for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Daniel C. Gross
  • Patent number: 11871148
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for artificial intelligence communication assistance for aiding in the audio-visual composition of electronic communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Grammarly, Inc.
    Inventors: Oleksiy Shevchenko, Ayan Mandal, Bradley Jon Hoover, Joel Tetreault, Maksym Lytvyn, Dmytro Lider
  • Patent number: 11816746
    Abstract: A system and method for dynamic dining patty group management that may comprise a software application operating on a user mobile device which facilitates communication with other application users, restaurant devices, and a dining party management server which provides various services for implementing dining party group management. Restaurant devices may include various detection devices that detect the late arrival of a dining party group member, wherein the detection of a late arrival may be communicated with the dining party management server such that the server generates and sends a text-based message to the mobile device of the late arriving dining party member that confirms the mobile device user is a dining party member and allows the user to place a food order via their mobile phone such that the food order arrives at the same time as the rest of the dining party's food orders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: ROCKSPOON, INC
    Inventor: Nagib Georges Mimassi
  • Patent number: 11797937
    Abstract: A server hosts an application for hiring persons to perform services on a temporary basis. At least one hiring user electronic device and at least one worker user electronic device are placed in communication with the server. The application gathers information to register new worker users and hiring users as well as create new job entries. The application presents a list of matching jobs to a worker user. Once a job is selected, the worker performs the services. The hiring user confirms that the work was performed and the worker user's compensation is calculated and disbursed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Inventor: Mark Lamoncha
  • Patent number: 11797948
    Abstract: Method, apparatus and computer program product for facilitating event creation and modification in a group-based communication platform are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Salesforce, Inc.
    Inventors: Roland Schemers, James McPhail, Lydia Han
  • Patent number: 11757669
    Abstract: Generating an agenda for a meeting includes creating a content repository that includes content corresponding to feedback from previous targeted meetings and/or information corresponding to ongoing discussions between potential attendees of the meeting, automatically creating a prioritized list of discussion topics, and at least one expert providing gestures to a computer screen to create an assessment for the discussion topics, display additional data for the prioritized list of the discussion topics, and/or transfer one or more of the discussion topics of the prioritized list of the discussion topics to either a list of dropped discussion topics or to an ordered list of selected discussion topics. An agenda is automatically generated based on the ordered list of selected discussion topics and on weights assigned to the at least one expert according to relative expertise. An order of agenda items is based in part on the weights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Daommo, Inc.
    Inventors: Chuhan Wang, Wentao Zheng, Phil Libin
  • Patent number: 11757949
    Abstract: An event registration system includes a user terminal; a storage to store organization information on one or more organizations; and circuitry configured to display, on a display, a particular participation candidate of a particular event identified based on an input from the user terminal, and a particular person based on the particular participation candidate and particular organization information of a particular organization to which the particular participation candidate belongs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Seiya Koura, Ryo Iwasaki, Masaaki Kagawa, Takuya Imai, Hiromasa Koike, Takuro Mano
  • Patent number: 11736912
    Abstract: An electronic notebook system is described comprising a housing, a computing device, wireless interfaces, antennas, sensors, a touch display configured to receive input via a stylus and/or human digit input, the stylus comprising a pressure and/or an inclination sensor, a microphone, camera, the system configured to provide a user condition interface, receive a user selection of a first user condition, provide an interface configured to receive user details, receive audible user details via the microphone, convert the audible user details received via the microphone to text, perform natural language processing to identify text keywords utilizing sentence segmentation, part-of-speech tagging, paraphrase recognition, and/or co-reference resolution, identify a condition based at least in part on the identified one or more keywords, dynamically generate an alert based at least in part on the identified condition, wirelessly transmit the alert to one or more destinations via at least a first wireless interface and
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: The Notebook, LLC
    Inventor: Karen Elaine Khaleghi
  • Patent number: 11736308
    Abstract: A device for providing a location-based automatic participation chat room, the device, when a request to open a chat room is received along with service location information from at least one host terminal, creates at least one chat room, and sets a chat room identifier and a recognition code corresponding to each of the at least one chat room, and when at least one guest terminal accesses a location corresponding to the service location information using a pre-set participation means or the recognition code included in the participation means is received, makes the guest terminal participate in the chat room corresponding to the recognition code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION, YONSEI UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Eui-Young Chung, Seong-Lyun Kim, Dae Hyung Cho, Sang Hyup Lee, Gi Lee, Tae Yang Jeong
  • Patent number: 11727361
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for managing events. A stream of event data for a plurality of events corresponding to an entity is received. A timeline for the plurality of events is generated based on the stream of the event data. A set of event chains is identified based on the timeline, the event data, and a set of policies. A trigger related to an event belonging to an event chain of the set of event chains is detected. A number of effects of the trigger is identified in which the number of effects includes at least one of a number of insights, a number of actions, or a number of opportunities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: ADP, INC.
    Inventors: Roberto A. Masiero, Jigesh Saheba, Umakant Saraswat
  • Patent number: 11729009
    Abstract: A system and method and for monitoring an online meeting includes receiving an indication that the online meeting has been started, retrieving meeting metadata associated with the online meeting, meeting content data from the online meeting, and user data associated with one or more meeting invitees; providing at least one of the meeting metadata, meeting content data and the user data to a machine-learning model for detecting a meeting stage for the online meeting in real-time, determining and based on at least one of the detected meeting stage, meeting content data or the user data that a notification about the online meeting should be provided to one of the meeting invitees, generating data for the notification, and providing the data for the notification for display to the meeting invitee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Tomasz Lukasz Religa, Max Wang, Huitian Jiao
  • Patent number: 11715570
    Abstract: Systems and methods to connect care seekers with care providers for caretaking needs are disclosed. Exemplary implementations may: store seeker profiles for care seekers and/or provider profiles for care providers; present a user interface configured to facilitate generation of individual provider profiles; receive care seeker-defined characteristics of potential care providers; generate new individual provider profiles for individual potential care providers; and/or perform other operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: Helpr, Inc.
    Inventors: Kasey Mackensie Edwards, Rebecca Meghan Klauber
  • Patent number: 11663559
    Abstract: A meeting system facilitates spontaneous social encounter between users with a meeting server. The meeting server obtains calendar data and user preferences associated with each user of a plurality of users. The meeting server also prompts a first user device associated with a first user, and a second user device associated with a second user, for a social encounter based on the calendar data and the user preferences. Responsive to obtaining acceptances from the first user and the second user, the meeting server facilitates the social encounter between the first user and the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Jay Kemper Johnston, David C. White, Jr., Magnus Mortensen
  • Patent number: 11665213
    Abstract: A meeting host or moderator can control communications among participants in virtual breakout rooms without requiring the host to join a breakout room as a participant. The host can run conferencing software to instantiate a meeting room and breakout rooms associated with the meeting room. The host can control communications in the breakout rooms, such as by transmitting and/or receiving content through one or more channels established by the conferencing software. The host can transmit and/or receive content such as a real time audio stream, a transcription of the audio stream, a screen or window being shared, chat messages, and the like, without joining the breakout room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Zoom Video Communications, Inc.
    Inventor: Nick Swerdlow
  • Patent number: 11657440
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system (100) and a method (1000) for generating and presenting on-demand detailing content (120) with communication interface (128) about a product or service (102). The invention facilitates a plurality of first set of users (106) to scan a product or service recognition code (140) and to obtain on-demand detailing content (120) about particular product or service (102) created by second set of users (110) using authoring module (112) and configured the communication user interface (122) to facilitate real-time communication between first set of users (106) and plurality of third set of users (132) over a live video and/or audio call or text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignees: AxPrism Health Systems Private Limited
    Inventor: Maruthi Viswanathan
  • Patent number: 11659332
    Abstract: Methods and systems for performing at least one audio activity (e.g., conducting a phone call or playing music or other audio content) in an environment including by determining an estimated location of a user in the environment in response to sound uttered by the user (e.g., a voice command), and controlling the audio activity in response to determining the estimated user location. The environment may have zones which are indicated by a zone map and estimation of the user location may include estimating in which of the zones the user is located. The audio activity may be performed using microphones and loudspeakers which are implemented in or coupled to smart audio devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Carlos Eduardo Medaglia Dyonisio, David Gunawan
  • Patent number: 11645330
    Abstract: In some examples, a randomization searching engine is described that enables randomized searching and recommendation of authorized user profiles. The randomization searching engine implements a search routine that identifies search results by prioritizing authorized user profiles, bucketizing authorized user profiles, categorizing authorized user profiles results, collating authorized user profiles, and generating a set of search results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: C/HCA, Inc.
    Inventors: John William Benton Morrow, Deborah Reiner, Lars Erik Larsen, Jason Draper Wood, Kari Beam, David Webb
  • Patent number: 11636444
    Abstract: A resource reservation system includes a terminal apparatus including first circuitry; and an information processing apparatus including second circuitry. The first circuitry is configured to transmit, to the information processing apparatus, a request for a start of use of a resource, using an identification information of a user of the terminal apparatus. The second circuitry is configured to: in response to receiving the request for the start of use, in a case in which the identification information of the user is included in next reservation information after a time when the request is received and the resource is not reserved for the time when the request is received, advance a start time of a reservation of the next reservation information after the time when the request is received; and permit the start of use of the resource identified by the next reservation information in which the start time is advanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Ryo Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11625456
    Abstract: Provided are a group-based community system and managing method thereof. The group-based system comprises a group management module for creating a group and assigning a plurality of members to the group, and a badge management module for creating a badge related to the group and awarding the badge to a first member of the plurality of members, wherein, by using the badge, a right of the first member for a predetermined function in a community platform in which at least some members of the plurality of members participate is managed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Inventor: Sang Hyun Shin
  • Patent number: 11601516
    Abstract: Methods and systems provide for dynamically altering notification preferences within a communication platform. The system receives one or more future events and one or more past events associated with a user of a communication platform; a notification associated with a future event; and a user behavioral profile associated with the user. The system determines whether one of the future events coincides with the notification time for the notification. The system then deploys an artificial intelligence (AI) model to analyze the user behavioral profile with respect to the event notifications at the notification time, the one or more past events, and any coinciding future events, and provide, based on the analysis, a prediction score for whether notification preferences associated with the notification should be altered for the user at the notification time. Finally, the system alters the notification preferences if the prediction score meets or exceeds an alteration threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: Zoom Video Communications, Inc.
    Inventor: Shane Paul Springer
  • Patent number: 11595520
    Abstract: Initiating a conference call includes receiving a conference call request message from an initiating user specifying a plurality of other users and determining an availability of the other users to receive conference call invitations. A conference call is initiated between the initiating user and one or more of the other users that are determined to be available. The availability of one or more of the other users determined to be unavailable is monitored and interaction with a conference call invitation by one or more of the other users determined to be unavailable is enabled upon their monitored availability changing from unavailable to available. The interaction with the conference call invitation by the other users is conditioned on whether the conference call is still in progress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: W. Karl Renner, Stephen Vaughan Murphy
  • Patent number: 11587045
    Abstract: A system to facilitate organized scheduling of a plurality of tasks comprises a communication device, a processing device, and a storage device. The communication device may be configured for receiving at least one schedule request from at least one first user device. The processing device may be configured for analyzing the at least one schedule request to identify a schedule type. The processing device may be configured for retrieving at least one task preset associated with the plurality of categories of the schedule type. The communication device may be further configured for transmitting the at least one task preset and receiving at least one task preset selection associated with the at least one task preset. The processing device may be further configured for generating at least one schedule reminder based on the at least one task preset selection. A corresponding method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: CALOOPER LLC
    Inventor: Regina A. Vellanti
  • Patent number: 11580503
    Abstract: A specialized server within a real estate showing management system creates a showing appointment for a showing agent to show a listing and a set of geo-fences around the listing when the appointment is created. At a particular time before the showing, the specialized server notifies a showing agent mobile device to download the set of geo-fences and, when requested, provides the set to the mobile device. The mobile device notifies the specialized server when it breaches a geo-fence within the set. When a showing agent is late for a showing appointment, the specialized server automatically reschedules a subsequent showing appointment by an adjusted rescheduling time. The subsequent showing appointment is for the same listing by a different showing agent or a different listing by the same showing agent. Notifications about the rescheduled subsequent showing appointment are also sent to parties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: MFTB Holdco, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott E Woodard, Michael P Caputo, Paul G Bergman, David C Bernhard
  • Patent number: 11574324
    Abstract: A computer implemented system for an intelligent timeline includes computer readable instructions to operate a timeline engine, a logic extraction and application engine, a calendar engine, a performance evaluation engine, an advertisement placement engine, and a social networking engine that are interconnected to one another. The timeline engine creates a timeline of events containing external events and/or an owner's actions. Each event has a timestamp such that the events may be arranged in the order of timestamps. The logic extraction and application engine extracts the logical inferences from the events to be used by the timeline engine. The calendar engine creates a calendar containing the events and other reminders. The performance evaluation engine creates performance evaluation results of an owner's actions based on the events. The timeline of an owner may be sold or shared on the owner's social networking channel to subscribers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Inventor: Ikenna N. Ene
  • Patent number: 11575783
    Abstract: A method of controlling an electronic apparatus is provided. The method includes obtaining a name referring to a user of another electronic apparatus in a chat with the user of the other electronic apparatus using an artificial intelligence (AI) model trained by an AI algorithm while conducting the chat with the user of the other electronic apparatus using the electronic apparatus; and storing the obtained name in association with contact information of the user of the other electronic apparatus. At least some of the control method of the disclosure may use an AI model trained according to at least one of machine learning, neural network, or deep learning algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Soofeel Kim, Wonjong Choi, Jina Ham
  • Patent number: 11544647
    Abstract: A computing device includes a processor and associated memory. The processor is configured to execute a personal information management service stored in memory to send a first calendar entry for display on a calendar interface for a user. The first calendar entry is for a first account of the user of a first domain. The processor sends a second calendar entry for display on the calendar interface. The second calendar entry is for a calendar of a second account of the user of a second domain. The processor receives a request for an availability of the user from a requesting user having a third account of the first domain. In response to the request, the processor sends to the requesting user the first calendar entry including first calendar entry details, and the second calendar entry without second calendar entry details.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Victoria Elizabeth Milton, Charlie Ricafort Chung, Julia Nancy Foran, Jaya Matthew, Roma Ajit Shah, Mirela Dal Col Silva Correa, Hemant Sharma, Dipak Sarjerao Pawar, Haebin Seo, Montine Andrea Rummel
  • Patent number: 11501263
    Abstract: A collection of individuals will often be grouped together, such as a team or department or an ad hoc grouping, such as to perform a specific task. These collections are often established as distribution lists receiving communications, such as text messages and emails addressed to the distribution list, rather than the individual members of the distribution lists. Often the communication may comprise meeting invitations, which are then provided to the members. However, if a new member is added or an existing members leaves, the calendaring systems may not consider these modifications. By automatically inviting newly added members to an event that were the subject of a communication sent before the new member was added, the new member can be notified of the event and respond accordingly. Similarly, departing members can automatically be removed or have attendance declined for any event previously accepted as a member of the distribution list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Avaya Management L.P.
    Inventors: Tanvi Sharma, Navanath Navaskar, Pragati Dhumal
  • Patent number: 11494741
    Abstract: Method, apparatus and computer program product for facilitating event creation and modification in a group-based communication platform are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Slack Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Roland Schemers, James McPhail, Lydia Han
  • Patent number: 11496331
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for generating a chat space for two or more communication devices using a computer coupled with a database and comprising a processor and memory. The computer generates a chat space and transmits requests to join the chat space to the two or more communication devices. The computer stores in memory identification information for each of the two or more communication devices and one or more public chat messages transmitted between the two or more communication devices. The computer monitors for one or more requests, transmitted from one of the two or more communication devices to the computer, to generate a private thread. In response to one or more requests, the computer generates a private thread, and stores in the computer memory one or more private thread messages transmitted between two or more communication devices in the private thread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Nextiva, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomas Gorny, Jean-Baptiste Martinoli, Tracy Conrad, Lukas Gorny
  • Patent number: 11488114
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are computer-implemented methods, computer-implemented systems, and non-transitory, computer-readable media for use of shared collaborative electronic events. A connection to a user calendar service is established by a shared calendar service. At least two electronic calendar events are received from the user calendar service. A determination is made for each received event whether a shared meeting object corresponding to the event exists in a shared meeting object store. If NO, a shared meeting object is created in the shared meeting object store for the electronic calendar event, meeting participants are determined for the electronic calendar event, and access to the shared meeting object is provided to each determined meeting participant. Providing access to the shared meeting object includes enabling each participant to add shared content to the shared meeting object and view shared content added by other participants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Rachel Ebner, Vitaly Vainer, Evgeny Himmelreich, Edna Tamir-Dahan
  • Patent number: 11487421
    Abstract: Systems and methods for identifying on an electronic device an identifier and an associated time, date, or time and date, wherein the identifier is a name of an entity that a user is scheduled to visit at the associated time, date, or time and date. Determining, at around the time, date, or time and date, using a location sensor, a location of the electronic device as an entity address. Associating the identifier with the entity address and storing the identifier and associated entity address. Upon receipt of the identifier as an input: retrieving, using the identifier, the entity address, displaying, at the touch-sensitive display, a selectable user interface element corresponding to the entity address, receiving a selection of the selectable user interface element corresponding to the entity address, and in response to receiving the selection, providing the entity address to an application on the electronic device for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Daniel C. Gross
  • Patent number: 11449808
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a controller. The controller performs control to store service specifications received from a first terminal apparatus in association with a child-care facility corresponding to the first terminal apparatus. The controller performs control to store a child-care request received from a second terminal apparatus. The controller generates a pick-up route. The pick-up route is for navigating a vehicle to travel via a pick-up location of the child-care request within a pick-up time slot and reach a facility location at or after the child-care start time of the child-care facility. The controller sends, to a third terminal apparatus installed in a vehicle, the pick-up route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yusuke Hara, Shuhei Aketa, Toru Yanagida, Shin Sakurada, Tae Sugimura, Yasutaka Ujihara
  • Patent number: 11443285
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention disclose a method for resolving schedule planning conflicts without human arbitration based on user preferences, user role importance, and user time commitments. The method includes one or more processors generating a schedule of a project. The method further includes identifying a meeting request of the schedule of the project, wherein the meeting request includes a plurality of requested meeting participants. The method further includes identifying respective available time slots of the plurality of requested meeting participants. The method further includes identifying respective roles of the plurality of requested meeting participants. The method further includes determining a first time slot for scheduling the meeting request of the project based at least in part on the available time slots and roles of the plurality of requested meeting participants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Quaid Johar Nasir
  • Patent number: 11442755
    Abstract: Secure access to a corporate application using a facade. In some embodiments, a method may include receiving, at a secure access cloud point of delivery (PoD), from a client application on a client device, a request to access a corporate application that is deployed in a corporate datacenter. The method may also include creating, at the secure access cloud PoD, a facade representing the corporate application. The method may further include forwarding, from the facade, to a connector that is also deployed in the corporate datacenter, the request. The method may also include brokering, by the connector and the facade, authentication of a user, authorization of access by the user, and a secure communication session between the client application and the corporate application via the facade, with the client application being unaware that the secure communication session is brokered by the connector and the facade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventors: David Patimer, Lior Lev-Tov, Eldad Rudich, Leonid Belkind
  • Patent number: 11404164
    Abstract: A virtual health system is provided that creates a digital platform to connect patients to healthcare providers. Healthcare providers create profiles that describe their healthcare specialty and provide scheduling information that indicates their availability along with preferences such as appointment or meeting length, minimum break between appointment, and price. Patients create profiles that includes demographic information as well as medical records. The patients may use the system to search for available healthcare providers using a variety of criteria, and to schedule virtual health services such as video chats. The system facilitates payment for the healthcare services, and records any notes, assignments, or prescriptions generated by the healthcare provider during the services. In the event that a patient would like to engage a different healthcare provider associated with the system, the system only allows access to the patient records after receiving permission from the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Orchid Exchange Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Pomianowski, Christian Acharte, Dániel Varga
  • Patent number: 11403567
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an extension unit that, if it is estimated that a user who is using a space will not exit in a reservation period and a next reservation of the space satisfies a certain condition, extends a current reservation of the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Kengo Tokuchi
  • Patent number: 11393089
    Abstract: A user may be directed to the nail application (e.g., a mobile application that provides the various augmented reality and booking features discussed herein) via interactions with a social media site. For example, a user may browse Facebook and see a friend's post or advertisement regarding a nail design, or more generally, some artwork that the user feels would look nice as a nail design. The user may select the artwork and be redirected to the nail application to begin an augmented reality testing of one or more nail artwork designs and/or schedule treatments. In some embodiments, the social media website utilizes an API provided by the data center (e.g. the entity that coordinates the treatment booking process and provides augmented reality software to the users) so that the user can “Touch to try-on” a particular design team in social media by clicking on the design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: BeautyUp Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis W. Dawson, Jr., Filippo Rossi, Taha Fayez Taha, Mohamad Fayez Taha
  • Patent number: 11388173
    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 fleeting organizer or some other permission-centric role.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Chaim Fried, Anton W. Krantz
  • Patent number: 11379799
    Abstract: A method includes receiving an input data from a host to schedule a meeting. The input data may include invitees to the meeting and a time/date associated with the meeting. A first and a second set of invitees from the invitees are determined. The first set of invitees is identified to start a pre-meeting meeting prior to the meeting scheduled at the time/date. The second set of invitees is identified to start the meeting at the time/date. It is appreciated that the pre-meeting meeting and the meeting are merged into a single meeting at a predetermined threshold of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: RingCentral, Inc.
    Inventors: Arnaud Budkiewicz, David Sipes, Simon Tumansky, Arindam Chakraborty, Yufei McLaughlin, Martin Arastafar, Vlad Vendrow, Phillip Liu, Dipkin Guglani
  • Patent number: 11379797
    Abstract: Systems, methods and/or services that allocate and schedules appointments based on supply and demand. In an example, a method is implemented in a computer infrastructure having computer executable code tangibly embodied on a computer readable storage medium having programming instructions operable to: gather information of a plurality of suppliers from one or more external sources, prior to a registration process for scheduling an appointment request from a consumer; validate the gathered information of the plurality of suppliers; receive a request from the consumer for scheduling of an appointment with one or more of the plurality of suppliers which meet consumer criteria; enable swapping, purchasing and auctioning of appointments; enable virtual visits and virtual visit queues for on demand virtual appointments; provide system agnostic calendar integration, and provide available suppliers to the consumer based on the consumer criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: OpenMed, Inc.
    Inventor: Aaron Kaufman
  • Patent number: 11347693
    Abstract: Systems and methods for dynamically creating collaborative teams and managing collaborative work of a team are generally disclosed herein. One example embodiment includes the dynamic creation of a collaborative team by creating an association between team members via a managing module. The managing module may be capable of managing, among other things, team members on a team, tasks and goals of each member of the team, as well as documentation associated with the team. In some embodiments, the managing module may use a chat or messaging protocol to manage collaborative modifications to documents of the team.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Stanley Mo, Robert Staudinger, Rita H Wouhaybi, Mubashir A Mian, Tobias Kohlenberg
  • Patent number: 11341462
    Abstract: Described herein are various technologies pertaining to generating and/or updating a schedule such that the schedule includes a recurring appointment. The schedule is generated and/or updated based upon inputs received at a GUI that includes a matrix of checkboxes, such that the schedule is able to be constructed to include a recurring appointment for an Nth occurrence of a selected day in each month.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: ALLSCRIPTS SOFTWARE LLC
    Inventors: Amita Mishra, Lisa Gillis
  • Patent number: 11308454
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products are provided. Details of a calendar item may be extracted. A conflict involving the calendar item and a second calendar item may be detected. Plural votes related to an importance of the calendar item may be received on behalf of a trusted crowd. When a vote is not received on behalf of a member of the trusted crowd within a certain time period, a prediction may be made regarding how the member of the trusted crowd would vote based on using machine learning to analyze a voting history of the member of the trusted crowd with respect to calendar items related to a subject of the calendar item. The predicted vote may be submitted on behalf of the member. One of the calendar item and the second calendar item may be altered based on a tally of the plural votes to resolve the conflict.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul R. Bastide, Lisa Seacat DeLuca