Based On User Profile Patents (Class 707/784)
  • Patent number: 11128592
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a determination unit that determines a delivery priority of delivery target information on the basis of a disclosure possibility of the delivery target information and a necessity of the information for a receiver, and a disclosure unit that discloses the information to the receiver according to the delivery priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Tomoko Okuma, Tomoki Taniguchi, Motoki Taniguchi, Shotaro Misawa
  • Patent number: 11100091
    Abstract: A method for managing data by a multi-tenant server in a distributed network is described. The multi-tenant server manages a multi-tenant environment for a set of tenant systems and peers in the distributed network, which include the set of tenant systems and a set of non-tenant systems. The method includes receiving a tenant transaction request to modify an object in the distributed network, wherein the tenant transaction request is received from a tenant system in the set of tenant systems based on a non-tenant transaction request from a non-tenant system from the set of non-tenant systems; generating, on behalf of the tenant system and the non-tenant system, a transaction object based on an exchange object and the tenant transaction request; and making, on behalf of the tenant system, the transaction object available to the sets of tenant non-tenant systems to attempt to obtain consensus for modifying the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: SALESFORCE.COM, INC.
    Inventors: Prithvi Krishnan Padmanabhan, Sri Naga Deepthi Velisetti, Brent Fosdick, Philip Norman Calvin
  • Patent number: 11086856
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing interaction data in response to a query from a content provider are provided. One method includes receiving a query from the content provide including a plurality of parameters relating to interactions with a content item of the content provider. The method includes retrieving a set of log file records using the included plurality of parameters and generating a current set of records identifying interaction data with the content item. The method includes comparing the current set of records to a previous set of records generated by the one or more processors for a previous query from the content provider and determining a similarity between the current set of records and the previous set of records. The method includes modifying, if the similarity is above a threshold, the current set of records and providing the modified set of records to the content provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Scott Davies, Justin Lewis
  • Patent number: 11042559
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for a light integration. One of the methods includes receiving a plurality of objects from a functional logic tier of an application, each object representative of data stored in a data tier of the application, a first portion of the stored data being stored in a first persistent data store and a second portion of the stored data being stored in a second persistent data store. The method includes presenting in a first area of the user interface information from the plurality of objects, the information selected from the first portion of the data. The method includes receiving an indication of an object being selected from the plurality of objects. The method includes presenting in a second area of the user interface information from the second part of data corresponding to the selected business object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Vinyl Development LLC
    Inventor: Thomas R. Kennedy, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11023476
    Abstract: Provided are techniques for testing pairings to determine whether they are publically known. It is determined whether a pairing from a record is publicly known by searching public data stores. The pairing is marked with an outcome of the determining. An operation is performed on the pairing based on the outcome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey J. Jonas
  • Patent number: 11005966
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product for web communication based content servicing and delivery. In use, a first communication session is established with a user using a first embedded communication data channel. Next, during the first communication session, a second communication session is established using a second embedded communication data channel. Further, a plurality of profiles is exchanged using the second embedded communication data channel, wherein the plurality of profiles is associated with the user and with a content provider. Additionally, while simultaneously maintaining the first communication session and the second communication session, content is exchanged based on the plurality of profiles using the second embedded communication data channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventors: Carl Ford, Claude Hayn, Alan B Johnston
  • Patent number: 10951685
    Abstract: Systems and methods presented herein provide for adaptive content delivery. In one embodiment, a system includes a repository operable to store a plurality of web components, and a database operable to store identifiers of a plurality of users. The system also includes a machine learning module operable to: generate a model of computing device interactions of the plurality of the users based on the stored identifiers of the plurality of users; monitor a computing device interaction of a first of the plurality of users; process the computing device interaction of the first user through the model; and predict a format of web component delivery desired by the user based on the model. A formatter may be operable to retrieve a portion of the web components from the repository, and to automatically format the retrieved web components for the first user based on the predicted format of web component delivery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Poetic Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Hager, Chuong Le, Armin Zardkoohi
  • Patent number: 10942982
    Abstract: A query for a tag within the collaborative tagging system is received. The query can specify at least one attribute of the tag and a particular selected artifact, wherein the attribute includes a security level of a user who created the tag. Tag records that match the query can be determined as query results. Access control privileges can be applied to the query results. Applying the access control privileges can include filtering the tag records by removing tag records that have an assigned security level exceeding a security level of a user that initiated the query. At least a portion of each tag record in the query results that has a security level that does not exceed the security level of the user that initiated the query can be written to a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mustansir Banatwala, Mary Ellen Zurko
  • Patent number: 10873583
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses in a computing device enable user access to a resource. The method includes receiving, from a user, a request for access to a resource; accessing an authentication flow for granting access to the resource; obtaining first claims for a user from a first claims provider in the authentication flow; determining a second claims provider in the authentication flow, the second claims provider having a trust relationship with the claims facilitator; directing the user to the second claims provider; receiving second claims for the user from the second claims provider; and enabling the user to access the resource in response to at least the received first and second claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Alexander T. Weinert, Caleb G. Baker, Pui-Yin Winfred Wong, Carlos Adrian Lopez Castro, Yordan I. Rouskov, Laurentiu B. Cristofor, Michael V. McLaughlin
  • Patent number: 10867129
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a domain-name based framework implemented in a digital assistant ecosystem uses domain names as unique identifiers for request types, requesting entities, responders, and target entities embedded in a natural language request. Further, the framework enables interpreting natural language requests according to domain ontologies associated with different responders. A domain ontology operates as a keyword dictionary for a given responder and defines the keywords and corresponding allowable values to be used for request types and request parameters. The domain-name based framework thus enables the digital assistant to interact with any responder that supports a domain ontology to generate precise and complete responses to natural language based requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: VERISIGN, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew Fregly, Burton S. Kaliski, Jr., Swapneel Sheth
  • Patent number: 10839106
    Abstract: Aspects extend to methods, systems, and computer program products for creating workflow instances. Workflow templates define different functionalities, such as, for example, between fixed and variable functionality or between functionality authored by different co-authors. Different functionalities defined in a workflow template can be configured to interoperate to provide workflow instances. Functionality defined within a workflow template can be instantiated in a workflow instance based on properties corresponding to the functionality. The properties can include connections with credentials for accessing resources used by the functionality. Connections can obscure access to credentials so that processes outside of a workflow instance cannot use the credentials to access resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Sunay Vaishnav, Charles William Lamanna, Kartik Rao Polepalli, Stephen Christopher Siciliano
  • Patent number: 10834121
    Abstract: Implementations are provided herein for systems, methods, and a non-transitory computer product configured to use predictive analysis of quantifiable parameters associated with individual files stored on a distributed file storage system. In some embodiments, parameters are analyzed by machine learning so that real-time and scheduled antivirus scanning can be intelligently conducted. We teach creating a sequential order for scheduled antivirus scanning such that the files most likely to be accessed or needed by users in the future will be scanned for viruses before those files less likely to be accessed. We reconcile scheduled antivirus scanning with predictive analysis for real-time antivirus scanning. Our teachings encompass the use of heuristic data compiled, in some instances through machine learning, and analyzed on a per-file basis. We enable system administrators to determine which parameters to prioritize and to set thresholds for antivirus scanning, such as time limits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Sachin Bochare, Abhijit Toley
  • Patent number: 10796083
    Abstract: The invention describes a process and system for improving user experience with web-based applications on an electronic device. In particular, instructions are provided for one or more truncated applications that may be stored in memory of the electronic device. Icons associated with the one or more truncated applications are caused to be displayed on the electronic device. It is further determined that a user has selected at least one of the truncated applications. Thereafter, user input fields of the selected one or more truncated application is populated with user information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: TracFone Wireless, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Collart
  • Patent number: 10783577
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for providing enhanced information relating to terms for financing a purchase, such as a real estate purchase. According to disclosed embodiments, a financial service system collects financial information associated with the prospective buyer. The financial service system also configures a secure software object, or token, comprising the buyer's financial information. The financial service system transmits the token to various inventory listing sites. By utilizing graphical user interfaces on the inventory listing sites that integrate the transmitted token information, the prospective buyer is provided enhanced information for shopping and researching their purchase, including how the purchase and its financing fit into their overall financial profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Financial Corporation
    Inventors: Drew Jacobs, Luke A. Hammock, Michael W. Upton
  • Patent number: 10769183
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to enabling users to provide feedback on resources displayed in user interfaces. A feedback tool is executed to allow a user to specify a resource displayed in a user interface. Context metadata about the user interface is captured and stored by the feedback tool. The context metadata corresponds to runtime activity such as loading executable modules, rendering the user interface, handling windowing/input events, etc. The tool is used to specify a resource displayed in the user interface. This triggers capture of the specified resource and the runtime context metadata. The resource and context metadata are searched for in a database of known resources and their respective properties and identifiers. If a match is found, then the source-level identity of the resource is known. The feedback is associated with the resource and used to directly supplement or modify the resource in a source code resource file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: David A. Kern, Elliot N. Munger, Jared M. Green, Sven Merget, Bill L. Smith
  • Patent number: 10719529
    Abstract: A method for presenting a trusted tag cloud to a user. The method includes associating a number of tags with a first user who applies the tags, calculating a weight of the tags being examined by a second user. The weight may be based on the identity of the second user, the identity of the first user, and examining the relationship between the two. The tags may then be presented to the user in accordance with the value of the weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Paul R. Bastide, Matthew E. Broomhall, Robert E. Loredo, Dale M. Schultz
  • Patent number: 10681168
    Abstract: According to various exemplary embodiments, professional identity content associated with a member of a social network service is identified, based on a network search for online content that contains online content attributes that match member profile attributes included in member profile data associated with the member. Thereafter, a display of a prompt is generated, via a user interface in a device, wherein the prompt invites the member to update a member profile page associated with the member, based on the identified professional identity content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Erran Berger, Aaron Bronzan, Vinodh Jayaram, Avery Randolph Moon, Elliot Shmukler, Bradley Scott Mauney
  • Patent number: 10679137
    Abstract: Systems and methods disclosed herein compactly store representations of segment-specific interaction data from a real time data stream of data interactions by multiple entities to facilitate segment-specific analytics for particular time periods. Segment rules defining characteristics of entities within a segment are received. A first probabilistic data structure is created representing unique entity IDs included in instances of interaction data in the real time data stream during a first time period. A second probabilistic data structure representing unique entity IDs included in instances of interaction data in the real time data stream during a second time period different from the first time period. The first probabilistic data structure represents only entity IDs of entities within the segment and the second probabilistic data structure represents only entity IDs of entities within the segment. The first and second probabilistic data structures are indexed and stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Natalee Villa, Scott Pead, James Nyland, Craig Mathis
  • Patent number: 10627989
    Abstract: A controller of a display control device is configured to execute causing the display control device to display a plurality of tabs, and a tab screen corresponding a selected tab. A plurality of icons are arrangeable on the tab screen. The plurality of icons includes a particular icon assigned with a particular process. When a particular selecting operation to select two or more common tab screens is received, a common area is set to each of the common tab screens. When a particular arranging operation is received to arrange the particular icons with respect to the common area in the common tab screen currently displayed on the display, and the particular icons assigned with the particular processes are arranged to the common areas of all the common tab screens based on the arranging operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshi Hirasawa
  • Patent number: 10567421
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for identifying human users on a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Oath Inc.
    Inventors: Donald J. McQueen, Lachlan A. Maxwell, William C. Wakefield, III
  • Patent number: 10506070
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product for web communication based content servicing and delivery. In use, a first communication session is established with a user using a first embedded communication data channel. Next, during the first communication session, a second communication session is established using a second embedded communication data channel. Further, a plurality of profiles is exchanged using the second embedded communication data channel, wherein the plurality of profiles is associated, at least in part, with the user and with a content provider. Additionally, while simultaneously maintaining the first communication session and the second communication session, content is exchanged based on the plurality of profiles using the second embedded communication data channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Inventors: Carl Ford, Claude Hayn, Alan B Johnston
  • Patent number: 10437846
    Abstract: An administration tool can be used to provide data flexibility in a business intelligence (BI) server that is associated with a data warehouse. The administration tool can display one or more data objects that are adapted to be imported from an application framework into a physical model maintained on the BI server. The administration tool can further map the one or more data objects in the physical model into a logical model, also maintained on the BI server, which corresponds to at least one target table in the data warehouse. Additionally, the administration tool can publish an extension input to an extender associated with the data warehouse based on the logical model, wherein the extender operates to generate one or more metadata extensions based on the extension input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Raghuram Venkatasubramanian, Roger Bolsius, Harvard Pan, Alextair Mascarenhas, Saugata Chowdhury, Venugopal Surendran, Ananth Venkata, Jacques Vigeant
  • Patent number: 10438008
    Abstract: A system and method of enabling row level security through security policies is disclosed herein. In this system and method, a computing device may be communicatively coupled to a storage device. The computing device may further be activated and maintain data that comprises a plurality of rows. When executed by the computing device, the system and method may process a data definition language statement comprising a security policy definition. Further, the system and method may receive a query language statement comprising a request to access a first column of a row from the plurality of rows. The system and method may process the request and determine if access may be granted to a user based on the security policy definition in the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Panagiotis Antonopoulos, Jack Richins, Michael James Zwilling, Conor Cunningham, Raul Garcia, Craig Freedman, Erik Ismert
  • Patent number: 10367895
    Abstract: Presented herein are systems and methods related to efficiently hosting one or more computing applications on a server for remote access by a plurality of user computing devices (e.g., personal computers, smart phones, tablet computers, or the like). Applications can be hosted on a server that is part of a distributed (e.g., clustered) computing system. The server can be a physical server or a virtual server (e.g., a cloud-based server). The computing application is executed in a host operating system of the server. The host operating system includes one or more specially designed pattern files, which a processor of the server uses to produce user-specific calls for execution in the hosted computing application. These unique user-specific calls allow a plurality of user devices to efficiently access and operate a single instance of a computing application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Right Networks, LLC
    Inventors: Philip Romine, John Farrer, Hian-Thai Tjen
  • Patent number: 10360271
    Abstract: Embodiments provide systems and methods configured to mine information available from informal sources (e.g., social media, blogs, and forums) regarding security vulnerabilities. Particular embodiments may comprise engine(s) of a backend in communication with a user through an interface of a frontend, and also in communication with an underlying database to store security information and related information (e.g. search parameters). Embodiments may allow creation of user-specific search phrases for searching information in one or more informal social media information sources. Search results may be consolidated, and users such as system administrators quickly alerted to possible security issues. Embodiments may refine data mining over time by tracking the reputation (e.g. for data accuracy, freshness) of various sources. Embodiments may also reference formal official and third party sources of security information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Slim Trabelsi, Henrik Plate, Gilles Montagnon, Elton Mathias
  • Patent number: 10333884
    Abstract: A method for building or enhancing a relationship between user A and user C may include receiving an identification of user C of a communications network with whom user A of the communications network wants to build or enhance a relationship. The method may also include receiving an identification of an existing relationship that user A wants to use as a model for building or enhancing the relationship with user C. The method may additionally include developing the model for building or enhancing the relationship with user C based on the existing relationship. The method may further include using the model for building or enhancing the relationship between user A and user C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lisa M. W. Bradley, Brian O'Donovan, Aaron J. Quirk, Lin Sun
  • Patent number: 10298536
    Abstract: A method for building or enhancing a relationship between user A and user C may include receiving an identification of user C of a communications network with whom user A of the communications network wants to build or enhance a relationship. The method may also include receiving an identification of an existing relationship that user A wants to use as a model for building or enhancing the relationship with user C. The method may additionally include developing the model for building or enhancing the relationship with user C based on the existing relationship. The method may further include using the model for building or enhancing the relationship between user A and user C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lisa M. W. Bradley, Brian O'Donovan, Aaron J. Quirk, Lin Sun
  • Patent number: 10235366
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, services, platforms, and methods are discussed herein that provide activity-based gallery views for communication platforms. In one example, a media gallery service is provided that determines contextual properties associated with media objects shared over communication sessions provided by a communication platform. Based at least on the contextual properties, the gallery service establishes internal sequencing among the media objects for each of the communication sessions, and presents an activity view in the user interface comprising a representation relating the communication sessions, with each of the communication sessions having associated media objects organized at least according to associated internal sequencing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Thaddeus Adam Scott, James Edgar Pycock
  • Patent number: 10210466
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, apparatus, systems, and computer readable storage media for providing access to a private resource in an enterprise social networking system. One or more servers may receive a request for access to a private resource to be granted to a user from a publisher. The publisher may be configured to publish a message as a feed item to one or more feeds, where the message includes a user identification identifying the user. The user does not have access to the private resource. The feed item may be provided to display in the one or more feeds. Access may be granted to the user via the one or more feeds. In some implementations, access may be granted in response to a user input from the feed item associated with a moderator or owner, the moderator or owner having a privilege to control user access to the private resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventor: Yanik Grignon
  • Patent number: 10122668
    Abstract: An external system (e.g., a website) is associated with an event and includes an interface that allows users to interact with streams of content associated with a social networking system. The interface allows a user to provide posts about the event via the interface, where the posts are displayed in the interface and also in a social networking interface on social networking system in connection with the user and other users associated with that user. The user can view, via the interface on the external system, posts from all users that are provided via the interface (e.g., everyone watching the event), thereby increasing the likelihood that the posts are relevant to the event. The user can also view, via the interface, posts from users associated with the user via the social networking system (e.g., friends of the user), regardless of where those are posted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Scott Whitnah, Peter Xiu Deng, Arieh Steinberg, Lior Abraham
  • Patent number: 10091292
    Abstract: Cache data analysis for enterprise content management systems is described. A content category is identified based on content provided by a cache server associated with an enterprise content management system. A determination is made whether content associated with the content category is cached by the cache server. The content associated with the content category is requested by the cache server if the content associated with the content category is not cached by the cache server. The content associated with the content category is cached by the cache server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Open Text Corporation
    Inventors: Gourav Mukherjee, Venkatesh Giriyappa, Saurav Choudhuri, Ravi Ranjan Jha
  • Patent number: 10033828
    Abstract: This document describes techniques for associating social data with user profiles. In one or more implementations, a social post is targeted to a population of users on a social network. The social post includes a link to a resource, such as a website. The resource is then monitored for user access via the link. When a user accesses the resource, social data corresponding to the social post is associated with a user profile of the user. The social data can include targeting parameters of the social post, such as an age, sex, or location of users to which the social post is targeted. The social data may also include other parameters related to the content of the social post, such as one or more topics of the social post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Mohit Garg, Pawan Goyal, Vivek Kumar, Ankur Jain
  • Patent number: 9854300
    Abstract: A device providing an automatic channel changing function includes: a receiving unit, receiving recommended program data, first user data and second user data from a first AV playing device; a storage unit, storing reference data; a look-up unit, generating channel changing data according to the recommended program data, the first user data, the second user data and the reference data; and a transmitting unit, transmitting the channel changing data to a second AV playing device according to the second user data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: MStar Semiconductor, Inc.
    Inventor: Sung-Wen Wang
  • Patent number: 9832273
    Abstract: Disclosed are computer implemented methods, apparatus, systems, and computer readable media for providing information to an information feed associated with a group of an online social network. In some implementations, a network communication including a group address and data is received at a computing device. The group address is encoded to include a first identifier associating the network communication with a first user and a second identifier associating the network communication with the group. The group address is decoded to obtain the first identifier and the second identifier. At least a portion of the data in the network communication is provided as an information update to the information feed associated with the group, and the information update is included in the information feed for display on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventor: Rasmus Mencke
  • Patent number: 9819793
    Abstract: A system and method for rate-limiting phone number lookups. An account look-up application receives an address book of a first user, the address book including a phone number that belongs to a second user, creates a phone edge by associating the phone number in the address book with an account of the second user, receives a request including the phone number from the first user for obtaining the account associated with the phone number, determines an edge cost associated with the phone edge for the first user, determines whether to provide the phone edge to the first user based on the edge cost, and provides the phone edge to the first user responsive to a positive determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Radhika Tamvada, Kobi Isaac Reiter
  • Patent number: 9774603
    Abstract: Disclosed are examples of systems, apparatus, methods and computer program products for managing user permissions in relation to system events occurring in a database system. In some implementations, a server can listen for system events. Based on at least one system event criterion, a system event can be determined to occur. A user can be identified as matching a user criterion. A permission set can be identified as matching a permission criterion. Based on a permission set, a permission may be added, updated, or removed from a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventor: John Arlan Brock
  • Patent number: 9740870
    Abstract: An access control technology is described. Ownership control information is stored for an object in a computing system. Access control to objects in the computing system is based in part on accounts having ownership control of objects in the computing system. A first account with ownership control of the object is identified. Ownership control of the object is changed to a second account upon detection of a first security event. Ownership control of the object is restored to the first account upon detection of a second security event using the stored ownership control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Isaac Jeremy Shepard
  • Patent number: 9721143
    Abstract: Modifying a visual depiction is provided. A processor identifies a first depiction of a first member of an online social network. The processor determines a first date value representing a date corresponding to the first depiction. The processor determines a relationship between the first member and a second member of the online social network. The processor identifies a second date value based, at least in part, on the relationship between the first member and the second member. The processor determines a region of the first depiction by performing facial recognition based, at least in part, on the first depiction. The processor generates a second depiction by applying one or more operations to the region of the first depiction based, at least in part, on the second date value, wherein the second depiction allows identification of the first member based, at least in part, on the second date value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul R. Bastide, Lisa Seacat DeLuca, Lydia M. Do
  • Patent number: 9690380
    Abstract: A touch sensitive device for generating contextual haptic feedback comprising a touch sensitive member, a transducer mounted to the member, a processor comprising a control process and a further processing device connected to the processor, the further processing device being adapted to use a context map to enable signals to be provided to the transducer, whereby the transducer can couple vibrational energy to the touch sensitive member to provide haptic feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: HIWAVE TECHNOLOGIES (UK) LIMITED
    Inventors: Thomas Allan Monkhouse, James John East
  • Patent number: 9672492
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a system may detect an occurrence of a trigger event in connection with a first insurance agent of a plurality of insurance agents. For example, the system might detect that a person has added a friend on Facebook, changed his or her status, or that he or she is currently visiting a local coffee shop. Responsive to said detection, some embodiments may automatically post information to at least one social network server in connection with the first insurance agent. For example, an offer to meet at a particular location and/or a discount or other benefit associated with an insurance product might be posted or otherwise provided via one or more social networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: HARTFORD FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: David F. Peak, Benjamin O. Buswell, Bryan Matthew Johnson, Anil Vasagiri
  • Patent number: 9639315
    Abstract: A method includes causing a display by a first device of a user interface containing a visual representation of content accessed from a source remote from the first device. Responsive to a user's selection of a first control associated with the user interface, a hard copy representation of the content is caused to be generated. Responsive to a user's selection of a second control associated with the user interface, an electronic file representation of the content is caused to be communicated to a second device remote from the first device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Venu Prasad Gnanamoorthy
  • Patent number: 9600548
    Abstract: A predicate-based row level security system is used when workers build or split an analytical data store. According to one implementation, predicate-based means that security requirements of source transactional systems can be used as predicates to a rule base that generates one or more security tokens, which are associated with each row as attributes of a dimension. Similarly, when an analytic data store is to be split, build job, user and session attributes can be used to generate complementary security tokens that are compared to security tokens of selected rows. Efficient indexing of a security tokens dimension makes it efficient to qualify row retrieval based on security criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: salesforce.com
    Inventors: Donovan A. Schneider, Daniel C. Silver, Fred Im, Vijayasarathy Chakravarthy
  • Patent number: 9449182
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for controlling access to documents retained by a document management and collaboration system is disclosed. The document management and collaboration system may generate one or more suggested privileges associated with one or more users. An access control policy may specify whether system-generated user privileges may be enforced. If they are enforced, access to one or more document may be made subject to the generated privileges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Wei Lien Stephen Dang, Cynthia Zhang Taylor, Arun Ponniah Sethuramalingam, Catherine Emily Harrell, Sharad Kala, Liangliang Wang, Kevin Gillett, Nandhini Nandiwada Santhanam, Nagesh Pradhan Cadabam, Noah Anthony Eisner, Stephen Joseph Oakley, Himanshu Khurana
  • Patent number: 9438632
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for compliance with a privacy requirement. The method comprises analyzing, using one or more processors, an access log related to a history of users accessing records; deriving a plurality of roles assigned to the users and a plurality of accesses reflecting actions taken by the users; and deriving from the access log a mapped log comprising a plurality of mapping records including a plurality of mapped role-access pairs. The method further comprises generating, using the one or more processors, a reduced log including a plurality of reduced records comprising a mapped role-access pair and statistics that are associated with the mapped role-access pair, the statistics being derived from a subset of the mapping records that include the mapped role-access pair; and deriving an access policy based on the reduced log, wherein the access policy includes a plurality of proposed role-access pairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Accenture Global Services Limited
    Inventors: Rafae Bhatti, Paul D. Martin
  • Patent number: 9432320
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, apparatus, systems, and computer readable storage media for providing an information-centric application. The information-centric application enables a user to have access and delivery of information and services customizable according to the user's role and definition, preferences, and usage patterns. A user may receive information from one or more data sources, and the information is determined to be relevant based upon at least one of the user's role and definition, the user's preferences, and behaviors. An associated service is linked with the relevant information based upon at least one of the user's role and definition, the user's preferences, and behaviors. The relevant information and the associated service are presented in a feed item for inclusion into a user's news feed for display in a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventor: John Wookey
  • Patent number: 9396351
    Abstract: To prevent conflicts of interest, an information management system is used to make sure two or more groups are kept apart so that information does not circulate freely between these groups. The system has policies to implement an “ethical wall” to separate users or groups of users. The user or groups of user may be organized in any arbitrary way, and may be in the same organization or different organizations. The two groups (or two or more users) will not be able to access information belonging to the other, and users in one group may not be able to pass information to the other group. The system may manage access to documents, e-mail, files, and other forms of information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: NextLabs, Inc.
    Inventor: Keng Lim
  • Patent number: 9378528
    Abstract: An approach is provided for allocating radio resources based on social distance information for one or more social groups. The coexistence platform determines social distance information for at least one group of a plurality of one or more users, one or more devices associated with the one or more users, or a combination thereof. The coexistence platform causes, at least in part, at least one allocation of the one or more radio resources to the one or more devices based, at least in part, on the social distance information for the at least one group or a subset of the at least one group. The coexistence client causes an initiation of a request for at least one allocation of one or more radio resources. The coexistence client determines the one or more radio resources based, at least in part, on social distance information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Sergey Boldyrev, Jari-Jukka Harald Kaaja, Mikko Aleksi Uusitalo, Jan-Erik Ekberg, Vesa-Veikko Luukkala
  • Patent number: 9338186
    Abstract: A social network aggregation platform collects user generated content from multiple disparate social network platforms. The platform includes methods and systems for maintaining and applying user-selected and/or platform-specific privacy settings to the content when distributed or published. User privacy settings are compiled across platforms and used as a filter list against user-generated content. As a content stream is ingested into a platform, the source(s) of the invention content items are checked and the appropriate privacy settings are applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Lithium Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Derek Alexander Wollenstein, Charles A. Ruhland
  • Patent number: 9332077
    Abstract: To enhance information about connections in a social networking service, embodiments of the invention enable users to reference nodes while posting content to a communication channel. To identify connections within content in the social networking service, users of the social networking service are provided an interface to post content items in communication channels of the social networking service. A trigger received in the interface indicates that a user wishes to identify a connection in the posted content item. Selectable links enable the user to mention another node in the social networking service when posting a content item. As users reference nodes in content items, information about the connections with the referenced nodes is gathered and stored in a database that is indexable and searchable in real-time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Tom Occhino, Olumakinde Adegboyega Adeagbo
  • Patent number: 9245033
    Abstract: A data processing system used for delivering profile data structures that contain interest nodes or channels. The interest nodes include sets of targets and qualifiers that comprise attributes used in filtering information files for delivery. Targets and qualifiers are applied to the attributes and available information files to produce the filtered set. Web pages showing results include tools to assist the user in creation and editing of the information. The user may share interest nodes with other users, and other users may be granted editing capability of the interest nodes. The other users may modify the interest nodes for their own personal use. Even if modified the user may continue to receive new content or information from the original user in accordance with the unmodified interest nodes or channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: GRAHAM HOLDINGS COMPANY
    Inventors: Ramana Rao, Brian L. Neumann, Michael J. Ferguson