Spatial (i.e., Location Based) Patents (Class 707/724)
  • Patent number: 10928202
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for three-dimensional volumetric indoor location geocoding relative to a geographic location is provided. The method includes: creating a three-dimensional representation of the geographic location; notionally subdividing the three-dimensional representation into an array of discrete elements; receiving an address and converting the address into geographic coordinates; querying the array of discrete elements representing the geographic location; determining a list of all discrete elements with at least one of a matching address and sub-address element attribute; generating a notional minimum bounding three-dimensional polygon containing the matched discrete elements with the at least one matched address and matched sub-address element attribute; determining a list of geodetic coordinates defining the minimum bounding three-dimensional polygon; and presenting the list of geodetic coordinates defining the minimum bounding three-dimensional polygon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Geo-Comm Inc.
    Inventors: John T. Brosowsky, Avery Penniston, Steven Henningsgard
  • Patent number: 10902457
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a sensor; a transceiver; a display; and a processor to collect user log data including location information of the electronic device, control to transmit, through the transceiver, the user log data including the location information of the electronic device, to a log manage server, based on a user input, control to transmit, through the transceiver to the log manage server, a signal for using a mission service provided by the log manage server, receive, through the transceiver from the log manage server, a mission based on the location information of the electronic device, control to display, on the display, information of the received mission, control to detect, through the sensory data associated with performing the mission, and control to transmit, through the transceiver, the sensory data to the log manage server to determine whether a result of performing the mission is successful.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Joon-seop Oh, Seung-Hyun Baek
  • Patent number: 10904212
    Abstract: Techniques for providing domain name suggestions to a user that is a prospective registrant via chatbot are disclosed. The techniques include providing a publicly available online chatbot to the user; requesting domain name generation data from the user via the chatbot and during a chatbot session with the user; receiving domain name generation data based on the requesting; generating a plurality of generated domain names using the domain name generation data; filtering registered domain names out of the plurality of generated domain names to produce a plurality of unregistered generated domain names; offering to register at least one of the unregistered generated domain names to the user; receiving an offer acceptance from the user; directing the user, via the chatbot, to provide information sufficient to register the at least one of the unregistered generated domain names; and facilitating registration of the at least one of the unregistered generated domain names.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: VERISIGN, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew Kaizer, Senthilkumar Kunjithapatham-Saravanan, Swapneel Sheth
  • Patent number: 10849091
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and processor-readable storage media for determining a set of access points in response to a geo-location request are provided herein. An example computer-implemented method includes determining, based on geo-location information attributed to at least one user device, geo-location information attributed to a set of access points; identifying two or more access point subs-sets from the set of access points, wherein each of the access point sub-sets comprises one or more of the access points; comparing geo-location information attributed to additional user devices to the one or more access points within each of the access point sub-sets; selecting at least one of the access point sub-sets based on the comparing of the geo-location information attributed to the additional user devices; and outputting, to the at least one user device, the at least one selected access point sub-set and geo-location information attributed to the at least one user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Lynq Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Justin Lange
  • Patent number: 10823578
    Abstract: An online system customizes content items using navigation information of users and geographical catchment areas. In an embodiments, the online system receives first sensor data indicating that a client device of a user is at a first geographical area and second sensor data indicating that the client device is at a second geographical area. The online system identifies an electronic display located at point of interest within the second geographical area and transmits navigation information to the electronic display for presentation, where the navigation information is generated based on the sensor data. The online system receives a request, from the electronic display, to provide a content item to a client device and transmits the content item to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Samuel Joseph England
  • Patent number: 10817546
    Abstract: Geotag data embedded in a photograph is converted to a multilevel hierarchical place name tag, which is a new data structure. Higher hierarchy levels correspond to larger geographical regions. Lower hierarchy levels correspond to smaller geographical regions. The geotag data is used to locate the photograph on a map. A cluster of nearby photographs is defined and represented by a consolidated pin. The identification and quantity of clustered photographs depends on the relative locations of the photographs and the map zoom level. A consolidated pin label is defined based on which hierarchy levels, if any, have a common place name tags. In some cases the consolidated pin label includes only place name tags that are shared amongst all clustered photographs. In other cases the consolidated pin label includes a short list of mutually exclusive place name tags. The consolidated pin label is displayed on the map near the consolidated pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Ram Prasad Purumala, Ankit Gulati, Dheeraj Kumar, Manik Singhal
  • Patent number: 10817618
    Abstract: In implementations of a recommendation system based on individualized privacy settings, a computing device maintains user profiles of information and recommendations associated with users of the recommendation system. The computing device includes a recommendation module that is implemented to receive a privacy level selection for a type of items corresponding to a user profile in the system. The recommendation module can determine a privacy setting for a user associated with the user profile, where the privacy setting is individualized for the user in context of the type of items with an algorithmic noise function utilized to obfuscate a proportional level of the information associated with the user and the type of items based on the received privacy level selection. The recommendation module can also generate recommendations of relevant items for the user based on the determined privacy setting as individualized for the user in context of the type of items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Ankur Garg, Kritin Kesav Sai Sathi, Kirnesh Nandan, Iftikhar Ahamath Burhanuddin, Aditya Prakash
  • Patent number: 10810695
    Abstract: A computerized method for monitoring, analyzing, normalizing, applying, predicting, etc., various conditions. The method may comprise receiving data from a source over a channel, generating a report based on the data. The report may contain information associated with one or more events assembled in a standardized format responsive to determining the report corresponds to a first existing incident. The method may include supplementing an existing incident with the information of the report, the existing incident being one of a plurality of existing incidents stored in a database and including information corresponding to one or more events at a specified location and a specified time. The method may also include generating a location-score at a specified location and/or a safety-score for an individual, object, and/or asset at the specified location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: AVA Information Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Sascha Martin Tobias Knopp, Aleksandar Stojanovic
  • Patent number: 10769141
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media for expanding search queries. A search system executes a search query based on a search term and the geographic indicator. In response to determining that a number of the search results is less than a threshold number, the search system determines, based on historical search logs from other users in the first geographic region, a likelihood value indicating a likelihood that the other users in the first geographic region expanded the geographic region of their search queries. The search system compares the likelihood value to a threshold likelihood value, and determines, based on the comparison, that the likelihood value meets or exceeds the threshold likelihood value. The search system then executes an expanded search based on the search term and an expanded geographic indicator that encompasses the first geographic region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Saurabh Kataria, Ada Cheuk Ying Yu, Dhruv Arya, Swanand Wakankar
  • Patent number: 10762151
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a method and a device for recommending content to a browser of a terminal device and a method and a device for displaying recommended content on a browser of a terminal device. The method for recommending content to a browser of a terminal device includes: recommending content to a browser of a terminal device, where the content includes a first quantity X of popular content of a geographical area to which the terminal device currently belongs, a second quantity Y of content related to a historical user behavior of a user of the browser of the terminal device, and a third quantity Z of content related to a user numerical score of the browser of the terminal device. According to the present disclosure, content matching a browsing interest and habit of a user may be provided, to obtain a relatively high user click-through rate and desirable browsing experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Guangzhou UCWeb Computer Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Huijuan Chen
  • Patent number: 10754040
    Abstract: A method for determining properties associated with a graph is disclosed herein. The graph includes a plurality of nodes and a plurality of connections between the nodes. The method comprises receiving global positioning system (GPS) data points for a plurality of GPS tracks associated with the graph. The method further comprises mapping the GPS data points for each of the plurality of the GPS tracks to the graph by determining an activity track based on the GPS track, the activity track including a plurality of nodes from the graph and at least one connection between the nodes. Additionally, the method comprises creating a path matrix including a plurality of values, each value in the path matrix associated with (i) one of the plurality of connections between nodes of the graph and (ii) one of the determined activity tracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Under Armour, Inc.
    Inventor: Kyler Maxwell Eastman
  • Patent number: 10754884
    Abstract: A facility for adjusting a display of a result of searching a property database is described. The facility, after displaying a list of properties satisfying a search filter, allows a user to specify property attributes the values of which are not currently shown for the properties, and redisplays the list of properties by additionally showing the values of those property attributes for the properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Zillow, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Scott Daimler, Susan Beth Daimler
  • Patent number: 10732816
    Abstract: Techniques for map interface interaction are described. One example method includes receiving user input specifying a map search operation, the map search operation including a first location and a distance determining point each specifying a location in a set of map data representing a physical area; determining a selected distance between the first location and the distance determining point, wherein the selected distance represents a physical distance between the physical locations represented by the first location and the distance determining point; determining a demarcated range based on the first location and the selected distance, the demarcated range representing a subset of the physical area; and displaying one or more target objects in the demarcated range as a search result set, each target object associated with a physical location in the subset of the physical area represented by the demarcated range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventor: Shuhong Zhang
  • Patent number: 10719791
    Abstract: Generating an interactive discovery feed of place of interest items (POIs) relevant to a user is provided. A relevant POI discovery feed system curates a collection of narratives about various POIs from multiple sources and generates a plurality of POI content feed items including content items (e.g., photos, maps, links to additional information or related POIs) extracted from the collection of narratives. The system determines a set of POIs relevant to a user based on user-selected topics of interest and user preferences inferred from signals generated from user interactions with the system, and generates a discovery feed of POI content feed items associated with the set of relevant POIs for display to the user. In some examples, the items are presented in a card-based UI. Users are enabled to easily discover new places, view photos, and learn more about POIs in a consistent presentation of POI-related content feed items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Hemant Goyal, Benny Hartono, Wensi Li, Jeongwoo Choi, Jessica Leigh May, Chelsea Nicole Mitchell, Dvir Horovitz, Rijuta Ajay Trivedi, Ryuichi Hirano, Jyotkumar Jagdishbhai Patel, Chia-Huei Yen, Daniel Chin Hua Lau, Vimal R. Kocherla
  • Patent number: 10706081
    Abstract: Briefly, example methods, apparatuses, and/or articles of manufacture are disclosed that may be implemented, in whole or in part, using one or more computing devices to facilitate and/or support one or more operations and/or techniques for improving quality of location-related content, such as truncated location-related content, for example, while preserving and/or maintaining user privacy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Oath Inc.
    Inventors: Csaba Kecskemeti, Gergely Timar
  • Patent number: 10697791
    Abstract: Systems methods, and vehicles for implementing a navigation system include a processor programmed to cause a display to show a graphical user interface that simultaneously presents a map and a graphic object. The map includes guidance for a set route to be traversed by the navigation system. The graphic object includes a timeline for the set route. The timeline indicates travel times between a current position of the navigation system on the set route and occurrences of an interest category associated with the timeline that are upcoming on the set route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Jason Meyer Quint
  • Patent number: 10671660
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to determining relevant content in response to a request for information. One or more computing devices may receive a query requesting information regarding a place of interest and identify a first place which satisfies the query associated with a first database and a set of displayable content associated with the first place within a second database. The one or more computing devices may identify a subset of the displayable content for display in response to the query, the identification of the subset of displayable content comprising determining a ranking for each item of displayable content in the set of displayable content according to the query. The subset of displayable content and the first place may be provided for presentation on a client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Chou, Qichi Yang, Boris Mazniker, Chris Schilling, David Chen
  • Patent number: 10616857
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and processor-readable storage media for determining a set of access points in response to a geo-location request are provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Lynq Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Justin Lange
  • Patent number: 10607206
    Abstract: Systems and methods include a group fund processor having a communications interface that receives account data associated with a primary account from a device over a network, creates a group fund account, and associate one or more limits with the group fund account, an alert interface that transmits an electronic invitation including a description of a first amount to an invited user and receives a response from the invited user to the at least one invitation, wherein the response includes account data associated with a respective group member account of the invited user; and an account processor that links the group fund account to the primary account, and links respective group member account of the invited user to the group fund account so that the first amount is transferred from the respective group member account of the invited user to the group fund account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Wetzel, Daniel Beck, Paul Young Moreton
  • Patent number: 10592558
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, from a client system associated with a first user, a request to access a user-card interface. The method includes generating, in response to the request, multiple user-cards, each user-card being associated with a pre-selected query. Each user-card includes references to second users matching the pre-selected query associated with the user-card. The method includes calculating a user-card score for each user-card. The user-card score represents a relevance of the pre-selected query to the first user and a relevance of the second users referenced in the user-card to the first user. The relevance of each second user referenced in the user-card is based on an affinity coefficient of the first user with respect to the second user. The method includes sending, to the client system, instructions for presenting the user-card interface with user-cards in ranked order based on the user-card score associated with each user-card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Wharton Lessin, Robert M. Baldwin, Jeffrey Huang, Timothy A. Stanke, Caitlin Rothrock Winner, Matthew Vincent Sain
  • Patent number: 10585925
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments, there are provided mechanisms and methods for facilitating management of user queries and dynamic filtration of responses based on group filters in an on-demand services environment in a multi-tenant environment according to one embodiment. In one embodiment and by way of example, a method includes receiving, at a first computing device, a query via an application programming interface (“API”) of a software application at a second computing device, where the query includes one or more filter parameters including a size filter parameter. The method may further include evaluating the query based on the one or more filter parameters including the size filter parameter, selecting a first response based on the size filter parameter, and communicating the first response to be viewed via the API at the second computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Arthur Albert Louie, Christopher Douglas Seymour, Ethan Treber, Jason Schroeder, Jean Elie Bovet, Jody Elizabeth Bleyle, John Christopher Houston, Kamyar Seradjfar, Mohamad Arabo, Qingqing Liu, Thomas Archie Cook, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10555139
    Abstract: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for deriving signal location information. In general, signal ingestion modules ingest different types of raw signals and normalize the raw signals to form normalized signals. In one aspect, a raw signal is ingested. A partially normalized signal is derived from the raw signal. A list of one or more geo cells where the raw signal potentially originated is accessed. A location annotation identifying a geo cell from among the one or more geo cells is formulated. The partially normalized signal is annotated with the location annotation. In another aspect, a location annotation identifying a geo cell is formulated. A partially normalized signal is annotated with the location annotation. A location in a two dimensional space is determined from the location annotation. The location is inserted into the partially normalized signal to form at fully normalized signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Banjo, Inc.
    Inventors: Christian Gratton, Rish Mehta, Damien Patton, K W Justin Leung, Cameron Holt
  • Patent number: 10534780
    Abstract: Non-limiting examples of the present disclosure describe a unified ranking model that may be used by a plurality of entry points to return ranked results in response to received query data. The unified ranking model is provided as a service for a plurality of entry points. A query is received from an entry point of the plurality of entry points. Results data for the query data is retrieved. A unified ranking model is executed to rank the results data. Execution of the unified ranking model manipulates feature data of the unified ranking model based on user context signals associated with the received query data and acquired result retrieval signals corresponding with the retrieved results data. Execution of the unified ranking model generates ranked result data. Ranked results data is returned to the processing device corresponding with the entry point. Other examples are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Manish Malik, Qifa Ke, Rangan Majumder, Andreas Bode, Pushpraj Shukla, Yu Shi
  • Patent number: 10530730
    Abstract: A computer system for facilitating communications between users is configured for: (A) receiving, from a first user, one or more user watch area attributes; (B) using the one or more user watch area attributes to define a watch area; (C) receiving, from a second user, a message associated with a geographical location; (D) determining whether the geographical location is located within the user watch area; (E) at least partially in response to determining that the geographical location is located within the user watch area, subscribing the first user to a thread of messages that includes the message; and (F) dynamically adjusting a shape of the user watch area based, at least in part, on a factor selected from a group consisting of: (1) a number of message postings within the user watch area; and (2) a population density of an area that is within the user watch area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: VNP software, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul King, Neil Stephen Barry Martin
  • Patent number: 10521496
    Abstract: Network resources are subject to automated downloading of information by automated-agents that cause business- or user-specific data to be compiled en masse. In order to control resources and information available to automated-agents, markup documents or elements of markup documents are obfuscated such that a client must reconfigure the obfuscated information in order to display the requested content contained in the document. The obfuscation is applied such that the content will render and display to a human user in the same manner as if the element was untransformed; however, the markup will appear syntactically different to an automated-agent. Thus, in response to a user request, a server can transform elements of a structured document and provide the transformed document to the client for reconfiguring and rendering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Charles Goodwin, John Lindsay Bates, Mark Evans Brighton, Sevag Demirjian, Colin James Hawkett, Blair Livingstone Hotchkies, Forrest MacKenzie Vines
  • Patent number: 10509834
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of a device that ranks a plurality of query results from a plurality of search domains is described. In this embodiment, the device receives a query from a client. In addition, the device applies the query to the plurality of search domains and a broad-base search domain. Furthermore, the device receives the plurality of query results from the plurality of search domains and a set of broad-base query results from the broad-base search domain. The device additionally ranks the plurality of query results using the set of broad-base query results and returns a ranked plurality of query results to the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Douglas, Vipul Ved Prakash
  • Patent number: 10509833
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of a device that returns a plurality of ranked query results for a query is described. In this embodiment, the device receives the query from a client. In addition, the device determines a plurality of query results matching the query. Furthermore, the device scores each of the plurality of query results using an order-based quadratic proximity function. The device additionally ranks the plurality of query results using the plurality of scores to determine the plurality of ranked query results. The device further sends the plurality of ranked query results to the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Jason Douglas
  • Patent number: 10499224
    Abstract: One or more Bluetooth® low energy (BLE) beacons in communication with a remote server that provides check in capabilities and payment capabilities may be installed at a location. The BLE beacons may connect with a user's mobile device when the user enters the location and allow the user to check in to the location and authorize payments to be made at the location. Once the user is checked in to the location, the user may be provided with additional functionality, benefits, offers, and applications related to the location and facilitated by the check in. Further, the user may be pre-checked in into a next location when the user is at a current location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Kent Griffin, John Hastings Granbery, Hill Ferguson, David Marcus, Michael Charles Todasco
  • Patent number: 10467677
    Abstract: In selected embodiments a recommendation generator builds a network of interrelationships between venues, reviewers and users based on their attributes and reviewer and user reviews of the venues. Each interrelationship or link may be positive or negative and may accumulate with other links (or anti-links) to provide nodal links the strength of which are based on commonality of attributes among the linked nodes and/or common preferences that one node, such as a reviewer, expresses for other nodes, such as venues. The links may be first order (based on a direct relationship between, for instance, a reviewer and a venue) or higher order (based on, for instance, the fact that two venue are both liked by a given reviewer). The recommendation engine in certain embodiments determines recommended venues based on user attributes and venue preferences by aggregating the link matrices and determining the venues which are most strongly coupled to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Nara Logics, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan R. Wilson, Emily A. Hueske, Thomas C. Copeman, Evan Favermann Eisert, Jana B. Eggers, Raymond J. Plante, Michael D. Houle
  • Patent number: 10467600
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus and computer-readable media (transitory and non-transitory) are disclosed for determining one or more additional task features for a task of a user. In some implementations, the additional task features may be determined based on additional information from one or more sources that are distinct from the source(s) from which the task is identified or determined. The additional task features may be determined based on the additional information and based on user information that is associated with the user. For example, the additional information may define a superset of information and the additional task features may be a subset of the defined superset. The additional task features may be utilized to generate a task notification related to the task, and the task notification may be provided for presentation to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Theodore Wansley, Amay Nitin Champaneria
  • Patent number: 10452690
    Abstract: A method, which provides a location context to an online object, includes (a) receiving identification information regarding the online object; (b) in a database, creating a relationship between the online object and a representation of a geographical location; (c) receiving a request for retrieving the relationship from the database based on the identification information or the geographical location; and (d) responding to the request by returning the relationship retrieved from the database. The request may originate from an application program that displays the representation of the geographical location graphically. The online object may correspond to an online business. In some implementations, the online object is unrelated in real life to a community located at the geographical location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventor: Bin Wu
  • Patent number: 10437861
    Abstract: A server system associates one or more locations with a query by identifying the query, selecting a set of documents responsive to the query, and assigning weights to respective documents in the set of documents based, at least in part, on historical data of user clicks selecting search result links in search results produced for historical queries substantially the same as the identified query. Websites hosting the selected documents are identified, and, for each website, location-specific information for one or more locations is retrieved, including a location-specific score that corresponds to the likelihood that the respective location corresponds to a respective website. For each respective location for which location-specific information was retrieved, aggregating the location-specific scores, as weighted by the document weights, to compute an aggregated likelihood that the respective location is associated with the query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Sushrut Suresh Karanjkar, Viswanath Subramanian, Shashidhar Anil Thakur
  • Patent number: 10433101
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for providing location information within a wireless network operable to obfuscate location information is described. The apparatus and method comprising a processor and memory coupled to the processor capable of storing data. The processor is configured to: store network profile data on a plurality of wireless network access points within the network. The network profile data including an identifier for the network access point, signal information, the physical location of the network access point, and the time. The processor is also configured to receive a request for location information from a client application executing on a mobile device, the request including information on the wireless network access points the mobile wireless device has been in communication with, information on the received signal and the time of the communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: New BIS Safe Luxco S.à r.l.
    Inventor: Andrew John Cardno
  • Patent number: 10409893
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or systems are provided for developing and facilitating the development of a vehicle profile for a vehicle. An application developer may experience difficulty when developing applications that are to interact with a vehicle computing device of a vehicle due to proprietary software, communication protocols, data formats, etc. Accordingly, a vehicle profile may be developed to act as an intermediary abstraction layer between the application and the vehicle computing device. A profile developer can define how to process certain types of input from the application, what vehicle signal information can be accessed by the application, how information such as a user interface of the application is to be displayed such as through a vehicle navigation unit, what vehicle parameters can be modified by the application, etc. In this way, the application can interact with the vehicle computing device through the vehicle profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: INRIX, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven Timothy Ohmert
  • Patent number: 10397757
    Abstract: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for deriving signal location from signal content. In general, signal ingestion modules ingest different types of raw structured and/or raw unstructured signals on an ongoing basis. The signal ingestion modules normalize raw signals to form normalized signals. In one aspect, a raw signal is ingested. A derived signal is derived from the raw signal. A list of one or more geo cells where the raw signal potentially originated is accessed. A location annotation identifying a geo cell from among the one or more geo cells is formulated. The derived signal is annotated with the location annotation. A location in a two dimensional space is determined from the location annotation. The location is inserted into the derived signal forming a normalized signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Banjo, Inc.
    Inventors: Christian Gratton, Rish Mehta, Damien Patton, K W Justin Leung, Cameron Holt
  • Patent number: 10389879
    Abstract: A process for updating a second agent about a call in a contact center comprises receiving a call at the contact center and connecting the call to a device associated with a first agent of the contact center. A processor is used to configure a list of keywords to detect during the call, and when a key word is detected (e.g., using a speech analyzer), a snippet of the call based on the detected keywords is identified. The snippets are ordered and presented to a second agent through a device associated with the second agent. The call is then connected to the device associated with the second agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Gerard Carty, Thomas Moran
  • Patent number: 10380210
    Abstract: Systems and methods of the present invention provide for one or more server computers communicatively coupled to a network and configured to: receive a string used to search an available domain name, identify a token within the string, select a misspelled token in a misspelled token database matching the token, and generate a corrected search string with a corrected token replacing the misspelled token. If the corrected search string has a higher probability of representing the intent of the user, the server generates and transmits one or more available domain name candidates with the corrected token to the user's client computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: GO DADDY OPERATING COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Wei-Cheng Lai, Yu Tian
  • Patent number: 10366203
    Abstract: A method includes identifying a medical service for a user based on a request signal received from a mobile device associated with the user, the mobile device and identifying a plurality of medical service providers based on at least the medical service type. The method includes determining a plurality of travel times, wherein each of the plurality of travel times is indicative of a time to travel between the location and a provider location of a respective one of the plurality of service providers. The plurality of travel times are based on traffic information. The method also includes determining a ranking of the plurality of medical service providers based on the plurality of travel times and causing the mobile device to display at least a portion of the ranking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Richard L. Shaw
  • Patent number: 10356186
    Abstract: A system and method to estimate a location relating to a user who has not filled in information about the location in a profile field in social media such as a microblog. The system and method estimates association between a user in social media and a location includes the steps of acquiring a first content posted to the social media by a first user associated with a first location, determines regional localization of the first content on the basis of the first location, acquires a second content posted to the social media by a second user not associated with a location, determine the degree of a relationship between the first content and the second content, and associating the first location with the second user on the basis of the localization and the degree of the relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Miki Enoki, Yohei Ikawa, Michiaki Tatsubori, Yuto Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10331638
    Abstract: A method and system to manage data. The method comprises receiving source data from a plurality of sources, wherein the source data includes event organizer data and client data and the received source data is stored in one or more databases. Thereafter, the event organizer data is analyzed to generate one or more event metrics, and the client data is analyzed to generate one more client profiles. Subsequently, one or more notifications are generated based on the one or more event metrics and the one or more client profiles and presented to one or more client devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: IQVIA INC.
    Inventor: Nuno Goncalo Palma Candeias Duarte Felix
  • Patent number: 10296201
    Abstract: A method for text selection includes: determining, in text for selection, a first display position of a start selection point and a first display position of an end selection point, wherein text between the start selection point and the end selection point is target text including at least one character; partitioning the text for selection into a plurality of text blocks based on semantic meaning; receiving a dragging operation corresponding to the start selection point or the end selection point; and changing, according to the dragging operation, the first display position of the start selection point or the first display position of the end selection point to a corresponding second display position in unit of a text block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xi Wang, Shengqiang Xu, Ran Xie, Haiyang Yi
  • Patent number: 10275496
    Abstract: Processing of a set of event log data that includes event records. A search criteria is received from a user, and a subset of the set of event log data that includes event records from the set of event log data that satisfy the search criteria is determined. For each event record in the subset of event log data, a similarity score for the event record is determined, where the similarity score is indicative of the similarity of the event record to the other event records in the subset of event log data. The subset of event log data is updated by adding to each event record its similarity score, and the updated subset of event log data is then returned to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Anthony T. Brew, Jonathan I. Settle, Zhenni V N Yan
  • Patent number: 10242090
    Abstract: A method is presented for ranking documents identified in a search relative to a keyword. The method utilizes a set of training documents to provide a co-occurrence matrix and a transition matrix. A word pair relevancy measure is calculated for each word of the document to be ranked. These word pair relevancy measures are based upon the co-occurrence and transition matrices obtained from the training set and are utilized to calculate a document relevance measure. Documents identified in a search are ranked utilizing the document relevance measure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Director, National Security Agency
    Inventors: Jon T. Kosloski, John W. Thompson
  • Patent number: 10244350
    Abstract: A method for discovering a set of objects within a defined geographical space, wherein the objects in the set of objects match at least one predefined characteristic, and wherein object information regarding the at least one predefined characteristic is provided by different servers, includes discovering objects within the defined geographical space by a geo discovery request based on geographical coordinates; finding, from the discovered objects, a starting object matching the at least one predefined characteristic within a definable sub-space of the defined geographical space; ranking objects within the definable sub-space by increasing distance to the starting object to establish a rank; sending a query to one or more of the different servers for gathering object information regarding a first object in the rank which is located nearest to the starting object; checking whether the first object in the rank matches the at least one predefined characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Flavio Cirillo, Salvatore Longo
  • Patent number: 10223462
    Abstract: A method for clustering geolocations using geo-point density includes receiving a user log of geolocation data extracted from user interactions with at least one electronic device. A density is determined relative to other geo-points for each geo-point in a set of geo-points extracted from the user log. Lower density geo-points in the set are merged into higher density geo-points in the set to result in a merged set of geo-points, and clusters of geo-points are identified from the merged set. Merging the geo-points tends to preserve frequently occurring geo-points while reducing those that constitute noise, which improves the reliability of identifying the clusters. Core geo-points of the user log are selected from the clusters. The core geo-points of the user log can be compared to core geo-points of other use logs to identify associations between the user logs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventors: Sungchul Kim, Nedim Lipka, Eunyee Koh
  • Patent number: 10135901
    Abstract: Content information networks may be provided that may each include a plurality of content consumption devices. One or more of the content consumption devices within a content information network may be capable of serving as a content consumption hub device that coordinates the receipt and dissemination of content consumption event information pertaining to content consumption events from and to various content consumption devices within the content information network. The content consumption hub device may further communicate, to various content consumption devices within its network, content-related information relating to content consumed on content consumption devices within its network and/or devices outside of its network. The content consumption hub device may be configured to receive content-related information from one or more content information hubs. The content consumption hub device may also receive content consumption event information from a content consumption platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Cox Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Alan Rothschild, Slavisha Karach, Muhammad Asif Raza, Daniel J. Geist, Donald Carl Bleyl
  • Patent number: 10108950
    Abstract: Systems and methods include a group fund processor having a communications interface that receives account data associated with a primary account from a device over a network, creates a group fund account, and associate one or more limits with the group fund account based on at least one selection received from the device, an alert interface that transmits an electronic invitation including a description of a first amount to an invited user over the network and receives a response from the invited user to the at least one invitation via the network, wherein the response includes account data associated with a respective group member account of the invited user; and an account processor that links the group fund account to the primary account so that the group fund account may fund the first account, and links respective group member account of the invited user to the group fund account so that the first amount is transferred from the respective group member account of the invited user to the group fund accoun
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Wetzel, Daniel Beck, Paul Young Moreton
  • Patent number: 10078818
    Abstract: Techniques are described for providing and/or managing work routines (WRs) in a collaborative platform. Implementations provide a platform that enables collaboration between multiple entities (e.g., users) to address an issue collectively, for process management, issue resolution, and so forth. The platform enables the creation of a WR that includes any suitable number of data objects to facilitate management of a process, resolution of an issue, and/or other tasks. The WR may also include any suitable number of tools for controlling the manipulation and/or rendering of the data objects. The platform provides a polymorphism through which data objects may be rendered differently based on the tools that are used to render the tool objects. The platform also provides for the automatic creation of a WR, or a template for a WR, where such creation may be triggered by an event and/or based on a current context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Dave Schikora, Leif Jensen-Pistorius, Peer Hilgers, Ole Lilienthal, Martin Wezowski, Michael Burwig, Pit Humke, Thomas Spangemacher
  • Patent number: 10057768
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method, computer system, and a computer program product for routing an image file from an imaging device to a storage device via a near-field communication network. The present invention may include receiving a device search signal from the storage device. The present invention may include sending a search signal response to the storage device. The present invention may include receiving an encrypted password from the storage device. The present invention may include decrypting the received encrypted password. The present invention may include setting the imaging device to an exclusive external storage mode. The present invention may include generating an image file using a sensor. The present invention may include encrypting the image file using the decrypted password. The present invention may include sending the encrypted image file to the storage device for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sanehiro Furuichi, Masami Tada
  • Patent number: 10043040
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, a method for protecting against incorrect confidential data values in a computer system is provided. A machine learning algorithm is used to train a confidential data value quality score based on metrics extracted from member profile and member usage information in a social networking service. The confidential data value quality score model is then used to output an estimated quality score for submitted confidential data values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Krishnaram Kenthapadi, Ahsan Chudhary, Stephanie Chou, Ryan Wade Sandler