Computer Conferencing Patents (Class 709/204)
  • Patent number: 10996839
    Abstract: The techniques disclosed herein improve existing computing systems by providing consistent interaction models during communication sessions. A system configured according to the disclosure presented herein can improve user engagement during communication sessions and conserve computing resources by enabling users to define arrangements of display areas in a user interface (UI) for presenting content during a communication session and to utilize the same pre-defined arrangement during multiple communication sessions. The arrangement can be presented to all or some of the participants in a communication session. By providing a consistent arrangement of display areas that render content to participants in communication sessions, the participants can be more engaged and productive, thereby improving human-computer interaction and conserving computing resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Thomas Faulkner, Marek Cais
  • Patent number: 10996910
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display; a communication circuit configured to communicate with a first external device or a second external device; a storage configured to store a list of a first content group designated to allow sharing by a first user of the first external device, a second content group designed to block sharing by the first user, a third content group designated to allow sharing by a second user of the second external device, and a fourth content group designated to block sharing by the second user; and a processor configured to: selectively process a content list based on detection of the first external device and detection of the second external device through the communication circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junsik Choi, Jina Kwon
  • Patent number: 10997001
    Abstract: The method includes receiving event information for a plurality of events from a plurality of data sources; normalizing the event information for each event of the plurality of events into a desired format by at least one of changing a field name of the event information or transforming at least one value in the event information into a recognized value; enriching the event information for each event of the plurality of events by adding additional data points associated with the event information to the event information; and/or transmitting the event information to a data recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: AMERICAN EXPRESS TRAVEL RELATED SERVICES COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: James Arendt, Scott F. Brown, Paul Byran Demiduk, Charles Russell O'Keefe
  • Patent number: 10999135
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes a method for provisioning private-cloud server nodes by receiving a request to provision a specified number of server nodes for a private cloud, wherein the request is associated with a user, identifying a plurality of server nodes including (a) the specified number of hypervisor server nodes from a first pool that comprises prepared hypervisor server nodes, each of which comprises a previously-installed hypervisor, and (b) a management server node from a second pool that comprises prepared management server nodes, each of which comprises a previously-installed hypervisor and one or more previously-installed management components, configuring the identified server nodes to use a network associated with the user, creating a private cloud that includes the identified server nodes, and providing, to the user, permission to access the identified server nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Manoj Sharma, Choudhury Sarada Prasanna Nanda, Ilya Beyer, Gururaj Pangal, Maurilio Cometto
  • Patent number: 10999446
    Abstract: A community reporting system is described. The system includes a computer server and a plurality of user computing devices. The system operates to receive from the user computing device a signal having community condition information including a community condition in a corresponding community. The community condition information is geotagged. The system automatically accumulates the community condition information and aggregates the community condition information within the memory of the computer server to store the accumulated and aggregated information corresponding to the community information in which the community condition occurred. The system maintains the community condition information stored in the memory of the computer server. The system also operates to send alerts to user computing devices of the system regarding community conditions corresponding to the stored community condition information within the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventor: Charles Isgar
  • Patent number: 10992604
    Abstract: Generally, this disclosure enables a chatbot to host a chat session with a user. In some implementations, when the chatbot is not able to or does not know an answer to a query from the user, then the chatbot can import another chatbot into the chat session such that the user is aware of such importation and such that the other chatbot can output the answer to the query into the chat session. In other implementations, when the chatbot is not able to or does not know the answer to the query from the user, then the chatbot can query another chatbot, in background, without notifying the user, and when the response is received from the other chatbot, the chatbot can output that response to the user seamlessly such that the user is not aware of such querying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
    Inventors: Michal Knas, Jiby John, Payton A. Shubrick, Damon Ryan Depaolo
  • Patent number: 10992676
    Abstract: One example method includes receiving, at a blockchain node of an auditing cloud service, information associated with one or more data management transactions, registering, at the blockchain node, the information received concerning the data management transactions, receiving, by the cloud auditing service, a request for access to the information registered at the blockchain node, and, enabling, by the cloud auditing service, access to the requested information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: David Zlotnick, Assaf Natanzon
  • Patent number: 10990532
    Abstract: A method performed by a first hardware element in a hierarchical arrangement of hardware elements in an object storage system is described. The method includes performing a hash on a name of an object of the object storage system. The name is part of a request that is associated with the object. A result of the hash is to identify a second hardware element directly beneath the first hardware element in the hierarchical arrangement. The request is to be sent to the second hardware element to advance the request toward being serviced by the object storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Mohan J. Kumar, Anjaneya R. Chagam Reddy
  • Patent number: 10992540
    Abstract: Techniques for deploying, monitoring, and modifying network topologies operating across multi-domain environments using formal models and weighting factors assigned to computing elements in the network topologies. The weighting factors restrict or allow the movement of various computing elements and/or element groupings to prevent undesirable disruptions or outages in the network topologies. Generally, the weighting factors may be determined based on an amount of disruption experienced in the network topologies if the corresponding computing element or grouping was migrated. As the amount of disruption caused by modifying a particular computing element increases, the weighting factor represents a greater measure of resistivity for migrating the computing element. In this way, topology deployment systems may allow, or disallow, the modification of particular computing elements based on weighting factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Sridar Kandaswamy, Sebastian Jeuk
  • Patent number: 10992821
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to the field of communication technology, and disclose a vibration method, a mobile terminal, and a computer-readable medium. A corresponding relation between music parameters and vibration signals is pre-stored in the mobile terminal. The vibration method is applied to a mobile terminal and includes: acquiring, according to the a preset ringtone, a music parameter of the ringtone; searching for a vibration signal corresponding to the music parameter according to the music parameter of the ringtone; generating a driving signal matching the ringtone according to the found vibration signal, where the driving signal is used to drive a motor inside the mobile terminal to produce a vibration matching the ringtone; and when the ringtone is played, driving the motor to vibrate according to the generated driving signal. In this way, the mobile terminal vibrates according to the rhythm of music, meeting users' personalized requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: AAC Technologies Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Yulei Zhang
  • Patent number: 10992765
    Abstract: An electronic communication security system is typically configured for continuously tracking and monitoring user activity associated with a user, identifying a trigger based on continuously tracking and monitoring the user activity, wherein identifying the trigger is based on identifying that the user activity meets one or more conditions, determining initiation of an interaction between the user and a resource entity based on identifying the trigger, communicating with back-end systems to extract information associated with the resource entity associated with the interaction, wherein the information comprises an output that is generated by one or more machine learning models, generating exposure characteristics for the interaction based on the output associated with the resource entity and user data associated with the user, wherein the exposure characteristics are unique to the interaction and the user, and in response to generating the exposure characteristics, transmitting the exposure characteristics to
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Bank Of America Corporation
    Inventor: Eren Kursun
  • Patent number: 10984326
    Abstract: The APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR A DIGITAL CONVERSATION MANAGEMENT PLATFORM (“DCM-Platform”) transforms digital dialogue from consumers, client demands and, Internet search inputs via DCM-Platform components into tradable digital assets, and client needs based artificial intelligence campaign plan outputs. In one implementation, The DCM-Platform may capture and examine conversations between individuals and artificial intelligence conversation agents. These agents may be viewed as assets. One can measure the value and performance of these agents by assessing their performance and ability to generate revenue from prolonging conversations and/or ability to effect sales through conversations with individuals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: NEWVALUEXCHANGE LTD.
    Inventors: Andrew Peter Nelson Jerram, Frederick Francis McMahon
  • Patent number: 10983841
    Abstract: Systems and methods for censoring text characters in text-based data are provided. In some embodiments, an artificial intelligence system a be configured to receive text-based data and store the text-based data database. The artificial intelligence system may be configured to receive a list of target pattern types identifying sensitive data and receive censorship rules for the target pattern types determining target pattern types requiring censorship. The artificial intelligence system may be configured to assemble a computer-based model related to a received target pattern type in the list of target pattern types. The artificial intelligence system may be configured to use a computer-based model to identify a target data pattern corresponding to the received target pattern type within the text-based data, identify target characters within the target data pattern, and to assign an identification token to the target characters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Austin Walters, Fardin Abdi Taghi Abad, Vincent Pham, Jeremy Goodsitt, Anh Truong, Mark Watson, Reza Farivar, Kenneth Taylor
  • Patent number: 10984041
    Abstract: The disclosed technology can receive a voice query or text query in a natural language and translate it from natural language to a native database management language to respond to the query. For example, a human can ask his or her computer to “show large emails from December 2016”, and a data agent on computer can receive the voice request, convert audio associated with the voice to words in natural language, convert natural language into a SQL query, and convert the SQL query into a database management query. The data agent is trained with a corpus of technical documents and rules to determine the intent or keywords for answering the query. In some implementations, the disclosed technology can also include a chatbot and/or administrative assistant to enable a human to interface with a database management software using voice or text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Pavan Kumar Reddy Bedadala, Shilpa Nagendra, Rajesh Polimera, Aakash Chakravarthy Vijayakumar, Jie Chen, Neha Mathur, Vinay K. Pamarthi, Surya Prakash Ramachandran, Prasanna Kumar Thoppe Ravindran, Hari Prasad Ravula, Supreeth Sanur, Ganesh Kumar Subramanian, Priya Sundaresan, Jugpreet Singh Talwar
  • Patent number: 10986163
    Abstract: Examples of techniques for data sharing among processing systems in a collaboration group are disclosed. In one example implementation according to aspects of the present disclosure, a computer-implemented method includes receiving a message sent to a collaboration group via a first network connection. The first processing system is a member of the collaboration group. The method further includes downloading data associated with the message via the first network connection. The method further includes determining whether any additional processing systems that are members of the collaboration group are in proximity to the first processing system. The method further includes, based at least in part on determining that a second processing system that is a member of the collaboration group is in proximity to the first processing system, transmitting a message indicator from the first processing system to the second processing system via a second network connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bhavana Ramakant Gaikwad, Girish Padmanabhan, Rajesh V. Patil, Prasad P. Purandare, Hina Purohit
  • Patent number: 10984201
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for suggesting a preferred manner in communicating with a user. Communications (e.g., electronic mail messages, instant messages, social media posts) with a user from a plurality of other users and responses thereto are monitored. A communication history is then created storing the monitored communications and responses thereto. The communication history is then analyzed to determine a preferred manner in communicating with the user based on various factors (e.g., the types of communications and responses thereto, the times of communications and responses thereto, the topics of communications and responses thereto). In one embodiment, such an analysis utilizes natural language processing and sentiment analysis. In this manner, the user will be contacted in the appropriate way thereby allowing the user to avoid potential interruptions and increase the user's productivity as well as to address matters (e.g., urgent matters) appropriately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Alaa Abou Mahmoud, Paul R. Bastide, Fang Lu
  • Patent number: 10986020
    Abstract: A hash value is determined based on a payload of a message associated with a first system, the hash value related to a message flow instance that includes the message, wherein the payload associates the message with the message flow instance. Upon sending the message to a second system, generating a first event corresponding to the message, wherein the first event includes the hash value. The first event is sent to a monitoring system. The monitoring system receives a second event including the hash value, wherein the hash value included in the second event is determined in association with the second system. Based on the hash value, a relation is determined to associate the first event and the second event with the message flow instance. The message flow instance is reconstructed based on the determined relation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Joy Bhattacharjee, Anantharaman Ravi, Mohsin Soudagar, Lokesh Chouhan, Raghav Sampath
  • Patent number: 10986180
    Abstract: A method for smart mounting of a first storage device to a first server includes receiving, at a first peer-to-peer communication component of a first server, a request from a second peer-to-peer communication component of a second server, the request being a request to mount a first storage device to said first server. The request is a request to mount a first storage device to said first server. The request is using a peer-to-peer communication protocol between the first and the second peer-to-peer communication components without using a central instance between the first and the second server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas H. Gnech, Steffen Koenig, Oliver Petrik, Sven Wagner
  • Patent number: 10986208
    Abstract: A method for fetching a content from a web server to a client device is disclosed, using tunnel devices serving as intermediate devices. The client device accesses an acceleration server to receive a list of available tunnel devices. The requested content is partitioned into slices, and the client device sends a request for the slices to the available tunnel devices. The tunnel devices in turn fetch the slices from the data server, and send the slices to the client device, where the content is reconstructed from the received slices. A client device may also serve as a tunnel device, serving as an intermediate device to other client devices. Similarly, a tunnel device may also serve as a client device for fetching content from a data server. The selection of tunnel devices to be used by a client device may be in the acceleration server, in the client device, or in both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: LUMINATI NETWORKS LTD.
    Inventors: Derry Shribman, Ofer Vilenski
  • Patent number: 10976965
    Abstract: A network of data processing nodes is configured for in-memory data processing. The data processing nodes are interconnected in an acyclic manner, and are connected at an input end to one or more input data sources, and at an output end to one or more output data nodes. Each data processing node is configured to perform one or more data processing operations which generate respective result data that is used as one or both of (i) an input for another data processing node in the network, and (ii) an output to be sent to one of the output data nodes. The result data for each data processing node is stored in a memory of the respective data processing node. Each data processing node includes a flag having a state that controls storage persistence of the result data in the memory of the respective data processing node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: FIRST CAPITOL CONSULTING, INC.
    Inventor: Lou R. Houlemarde
  • Patent number: 10979514
    Abstract: Flexible message transformation and delivery includes authenticating a message consumer for access to messages of a publisher, receiving from the consumer a service topology label identifying a service topology of a service of which the message consumer is a part, where the service topology label is used in controlling provision of messages to members of the service topology, identifying an authority label for the consumer, the authority label being associated with transformation(s) to apply to messages, and based on obtaining a message from the publisher for publishing to consumers that are members of the service topology: determining that the consumer is a member of the service topology, identifying the transformation(s) based on the identified authority label for the consumer; applying to the message the transformation(s) to obtain a transformed message, and providing the transformed message to the consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chao Yu, JinRong Zhao, De Shou Kong, Xiao Bing Liu, Xin Yang
  • Patent number: 10979900
    Abstract: To appropriately wirelessly connect information processing devices. An information processing device includes a wireless communication unit and a control unit. The wireless communication unit performs media transmission to another information processing device. Further, the control unit that performs control to exchange information in a device discovery process or a capability checking process in a case where the media transmission is newly performed to the second information processing device during the media transmission to the first information processing device. This information is used for deciding a communication path for performing the media transmission to a first information processing device and a second information processing device or a data transmission format used when the media transmission is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideki Iwami, Tomoya Yamaura, Hideyuki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10979770
    Abstract: The user can respond to a media segment wherein the media segment may be associated with a schedulable event. Software on the device can then schedule the event into an electronic calendar system, and/or may use data associated with the media segment. At the appropriate time, the electronic calendar system may notify the user of the scheduled broadcast and/or event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: STRATOSAUDIO, INC.
    Inventors: Kelly M. Christensen, John Phillip Hansen, Thomas Daniel Mock
  • Patent number: 10972542
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for data storage and retrieval is disclosed. In the method, a data storage device receives a data write request that is sent by a first tenant, and determines, from a plurality of resource zones (RZs) and based on the data write request and storage permission of the first tenant for each of the plurality of resource zones RZs. The data storage device further determines distribution of N duplicates in the at least one RZ based on the data write request and a first data distribution policy, and stores the N duplicates into at least one node corresponding to the at least one RZ based on distribution of the N duplicates in the at least one RZ and a second data distribution policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Guilin Sun, Huaizhong Liu, Li Zha, Xianyin Xin
  • Patent number: 10970301
    Abstract: Comments are flexibly bound to keyfigures of an in-memory database, through reference to dimension dependency table(s). An in-memory database engine creates a comment bound to a first tuple via a first comment table. The first tuple comprises a first dimension (e.g., Product). A user then requests a second tuple comprising a second dimension (e.g., Product Group) related to the first dimension. In response, the in-memory database engine references a dimension dependency table to determine dimension dependency information. Based upon that information, the engine transforms the comment to also be bound to the second tuple via a second comment table. The second tuple is then returned to the user together with the comment, even though the second tuple may not explicitly share dimensions with the first tuple. Embodiments may leverage the processing power and data proximity of the in-memory database engine, to efficiently transform comments by executing aggregation (e.g., join) operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Sandro Schiefner, Max Krupp
  • Patent number: 10970678
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a conference information accumulating apparatus is for accumulating conference information. The apparatus includes a generator and a calculator. The generator is configured to generate a user interface screen either for creating minutes of a conference based on the conference information or for viewing the created minutes. The calculator is configured to calculate a correlation between a written text that is a unit in which the minutes are written and the conference information, based on a predetermined operation performed using the user interface screen by a minutes creator. The generator generates, upon detection of the conference information that is correlated with the written text, the user interface screen enabling a reference to the conference information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenta Cho, Toshiyuki Kano
  • Patent number: 10972795
    Abstract: Subscriptions for object updates to be transmitted to a client device may be dynamically managed based on the occurrence of one or more trigger events at the client device, which causes the client device to transmit subscription modification requests to a computing platform configured to dynamically maintain object subscription lists for each of one or more client devices based at least in part on subscription modification requests received from each of the one or more client devices, to determine whether subscribed objects for a particular client device are current at the client device, and to transmit updates of subscribed objects in real-time upon determining that the particular client device does not comprise current object data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Slack Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Raissa Largman, Jason Klym, Danil Glinenko, Neil Walker, Mark Christian, Serguei Mourachov
  • Patent number: 10963277
    Abstract: The device that includes a normalization engine configured to populate data fields in a normalized data structure with network information in accordance with normalization rules. The device further includes a virtualization engine configured to generate virtual data defining one or more virtual objects in accordance with virtualization rules that map data fields from the normalized data structure to physical attributes of virtual objects and to transmit the virtual data defining the one or more virtual objects for display on a user device. The virtualization engine is further configured to receive user feedback that identifies a selected virtual object, to identify data field values in the normalized data structure for the physical attributes of the selected virtual object, and to generate an error report comprising at least a portion of the identified data fields values. The virtualization engine is further configured to send the error report to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: James M. Thomas, Alan W. Shields
  • Patent number: 10965633
    Abstract: Session history horizon control techniques are described in which participants in a communication session are able to selectively control how much history of the communication session is shown to individuals added into the session. A representation of a session record (e.g., a message thread) may be exposed for rendering by communication modules used by participants for the communication session. Responsive to addition of participants, the communication module(s) may be configured to expose a history control element in conjunction with the session record to enable control over portions of the session record exposed to people added into the session. The history control element for a particular participant is configured to visually identify portions within the session record that are accessible to the particular participant. The history control element may also be positioned in different locations in the session record to modify exposure of the messages to the particular participant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technoiogy Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Onur Cinar, Daniel James Chastney
  • Patent number: 10963331
    Abstract: Systems and methods for error detection within a multi-session collaborative environment. One method includes receiving, from a first client application session associated with a first user, a first diagnostic log, including an error message. The method includes determining a second client application session associated with a second user in a collaboration session with the first client session, and triggering, in the second client application session, an artificial error condition based on the error message. The method includes, receiving, from the second client application session, a second diagnostic log. The method includes tagging the first and second diagnostic logs with a session identifier indicative of the collaboration session, and transmitting the first and second diagnostic logs to a collaborative environment administrator. The method includes transmitting a notification based on the error to at least one of the first client application session and the second client application session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ramesh Bangalore, Chaitanya Gogineni, Vijay Mohan, Sushma Ashwin Rao
  • Patent number: 10965623
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and computing systems are provided for bot messaging. In an implementation, a method may include one or more of receiving, by a group messaging service coupled to the internet and a group including one or more user nodes, a message including a message address and a first group identifier, determining that the group includes a bot, the bot including a software application for performing one or more tasks over the internet. The method also includes determining whether the bot is a user bot responsive to one user node in the group or a group bot responsive to each of the one or more user nodes. In response to determining the bot is a group bot, the method also includes identifying that the message address corresponds to the group bot and sending, by the group messaging service, the message to the group bot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Orion Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse Robbins, Greg Albrecht, Ellen Juhlin
  • Patent number: 10965685
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a user indication to create an online collaborative team within an online chat environment. The method further includes receiving a user selection of members for the online collaborative team. The online collaborative team enables the selected members of the online collaborative team to communicate with one another. The online chat environment maintains communication of the members and activities of the members of the online collaborative team. The online chat environment makes the activities and the communication available to the members when the members are within the online chat environment. The method further includes accessing attributes associated with the members of the online collaborative team. The method, responsive to the accessing the attributes associated with the members, determines a privacy setting of the online collaborative team.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: RingCentral, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher van Rensburg, Kevin Cubba
  • Patent number: 10965668
    Abstract: A graphlet is extracted from a relation graph for digital identity verification. The relation graph contains data element nodes collected about access activities, such as user access context, payment instrument, address, device information, etc. The graph can be examined to identify node groups in demarcation areas. Nodes outside of the demarcation areas represent data elements of a user; and the data elements in the demarcation areas may or may not be of the user in general. The system determines a matching score between the nodes outside of the demarcation areas and the nodes in a demarcation area. The nodes in the demarcation area are attributed to the user if the matching score is above a threshold. The nodes attributed to the user are combined as the graphlet showing the data elements of the user and used in user authentication and/or access control via electronic signature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: ACUANT, INC.
    Inventors: Jose Caldera, Kieran Gerard Sherlock
  • Patent number: 10965723
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes determining, by a computer server machine, that a callee-user is available for a communication session based on location information associated with a client system of the callee-user; sending, by the computer server machine, in response to determining that the callee-user is available, a notification to a client system of a caller-user indicating that the callee-user is available; receiving, by the computer server machine, a request from the client system of the caller-user to initiate the communication session; establishing, by the computer server machine, the communication session to enable a media stream comprising media captured at the client system of the caller-user to be received at the client system of a callee-user; and sending, by the computer server machine, the media captured at the client system of the caller-user to the client system of the callee-user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephane Taine, Edward Young Zhang, Dwayne B. Mercredi, Michael Leggett, Brendan Benjamin Aronoff, Peter Henry Martinazzi, Evan Patrick Noon, Duckjin Kang, John Randall Ehrhardt
  • Patent number: 10964065
    Abstract: An image evaluation apparatus which is capable of evaluating an image that can be given positive evaluations in a networking service. Images included in post data posted on a networking service and evaluating values for the post data are obtained at predetermined time intervals. When the post data has been obtained, first parameters are generated by applying an image analysis process to the images. The first parameters and the evaluation values are stored in association with each other. Upon input of image to be evaluated, a second parameter is generated by applying the image analysis process to the image to be evaluated. A first parameter corresponding to the second parameter is extracted from the plurality of stored first parameters. Parameter evaluation values representing variations in the evaluation values associated with the extracted first parameter in notifying order are calculated. Notification of the calculated parameter evaluation values is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yurie Uno
  • Patent number: 10958694
    Abstract: A content sharing platform for sharing content between collocated mobile devices in an ad-hoc private social group is disclosed. The content sharing platform enables users of collocated mobile devices to discover an ad-hoc private social group. A content group identifier identifying a content group is shared with users in the ad-hoc private social group. The content group identifier enables users in the content group to access a web user interface to share content with the content group. The users' interactions with the content are processed in real-time for all the collocated mobile devices in the content group. The content sharing platform displays context-aware and history-aware features of the content through the web user interface. Users of the content sharing platform may share, interact and collaborate with content in real-time in their collocated mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Thomas E. Sandholm, Anupriya Ankolekar, Bernardo Huberman
  • Patent number: 10956667
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein for an operational transformation proxy for a thin client. The systems and methods may be used for collaboratively editing an electronic object such as an electronic document from a thin client. A first request is received at an OT proxy from the thin client to make a first change to a first version of the electronic object. A first mutation, including the first change to the first version of the electronic document, is created. A second mutation is received at the OT proxy from the server. At the OT proxy, the second mutation of the electronic object is converted into a third mutation of the electronic object based on the first mutation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Joshua Ari Danziger, Amod Karve, Zachary Erik Lloyd, Yossi Kahlon
  • Patent number: 10956458
    Abstract: A method, a computer system, and a computer program product are disclosed for consolidating text conversations from text collaboration channels. An algorithm is executed to: identify a set of parameters from a first, a second, and a third set of textual data, associated with a first, a second, and a third collaboration channel, respectively; compare the parameters of the sets of data to identify a parameter that is a same parameter from the first set of textual data and the second set of textual data; and determine a frequency at which the first and second set of data comprise the identified parameter. In response to a determination that the frequency exceeds a threshold, the algorithm may further generate and display another set of data that includes the first and second set of data on a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Slade Baumann, Jacob Gregor, Ryan Rossiter, James Carey
  • Patent number: 10958459
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a method and an apparatus for processing a group chat message. The method includes: determining that a specified user is joined into a group; if at least one chat message exists in the group within a preset time period before a current time, obtaining the at least one chat message within the preset time period; selecting a chat message from the at least one chat message within the preset time period; and sending a message identifier of the selected chat message to a target server, so that the target server sends the selected chat message in the group according to the message identifier of the selected chat message. According to the present disclosure, by means of a simple selection operation, a previous chat message can be presented to a specified user that newly joins a group, thereby greatly improving processing efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Lei Zhang
  • Patent number: 10958873
    Abstract: A method and assembly for sharing information in a conference space, the assembly comprising a display configuration including presentation surface area juxtaposed within the conference space for viewing by an audience, the surface area including at least first and second adjacent presentation sub-spaces, a processor programmed to perform the steps of presenting an interface on the surface area useable to generate session images within at least one of the sub-spaces, the interface including a panel section in which a separate panel icon for each of the session images created during a session is presented, the interface further including a separate space on the surface area associated with each of the sub-spaces, the interface facilitating selection and dragging of panel icons to locations associated with the sub-spaces to control the images presented in each of the sub-spaces, wherein, when a panel icon is dragged to a space, an image currently associated with the sub-space is replaced at the sub-space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: STEELCASE INC.
    Inventors: Michael H. Dunn, Ian G. Hutchinson, Peter W. Hildebrandt
  • Patent number: 10958609
    Abstract: One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods for controlling a graphical user interface based upon a predicted messaging action of a messaging account are provided. For example, a plurality of messages associated with the messaging account may be received. Interactions with the plurality of messages may be tracked to generate sets of message interactions. The plurality of messages may be analyzed to identify sets of attributes. An expected action model may be generated based upon the sets of message interactions and the sets of attributes. Performance of a messaging action by a time threshold may be predicted based upon the expected action model. In response to a determination that the messaging action has not been performed by the time threshold, a reminder data structure may be generated. A graphical user interface may be controlled using the reminder data structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Media Inc.
    Inventors: Mohit Goenka, Nikita Varma, Ashish Khushal Dharamshi
  • Patent number: 10958606
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments relate to improvements in the design of a messaging inbox. The inbox may display different units or “modules” for providing a user with quick access to different inbox functionalities. Examples of modules include modules for sharing articles, videos, or pictures (e.g., from a social networking service associated with the messaging service). Content recommendations may be provided, and a user may provide a list of users with whom they would like to share the content. The content recommendations may be retrieved from a social network based on consumption information, or may come from multiple different locations. Content may be ranked based on recency, likelihood of user enjoyment, an amount time spent watching the content, etc. A group of recommended recipients may be provided, for example based on the users considered to be most likely to enjoy the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Vinodh Jayaram, Andrew Yaoshu Song
  • Patent number: 10956435
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing search results from large amounts of data and providing navigation within search results are disclosed. A global search across a large number of tables within a cloud infrastructure may return large amounts of data from many different sets of possibly related tables and may take a noticeable time to complete processing. Disclosed techniques provide for iterative searching of table groups (e.g., groups of related tables possibly based on expected content of those tables) and providing results incrementally, possibly based on a priority associated with each table group. Further, results may be displayed in a display format that provides the user with context of where (e.g., in which groups) matching results were obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: ServiceNow, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Kaufman, Christopher Tucker, Andreas Kirn
  • Patent number: 10951567
    Abstract: A system for interfacing with mobile carrier networks, mobile application-equipped devices, social media networks, and individual and Enterprise user's databases, contacts, pictures, videos, and text is disclosed. A data link is connected to a mobile carrier network to receive user application and other data. Additional data links are connected to a user's stored smartphone content, including contacts, pictures, videos and other stored information as well as databases and an application-equipped device to obtain and exchange information in determining data selection, routing, presentation, and updating instructions. A user interface is connected to the system to accept configurable conditions for determining selection, routing and sharing instructions. There is a data conversion function for each data source. Synchronization between stored user preferences to automated or semi-automated updates and routes is provided by application driven consumer defined preferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventor: Lance Fried
  • Patent number: 10951672
    Abstract: A method of multicasting real-time video is described. The method begins by establishing a multicast network of machines capable of ingress, forwarding and broadcasting traffic, together with a mapping infrastructure. The multicast network preferably comprises a portion of an overlay network, such as a content delivery network (CDN). A video stream is published to the multicast network by (a) using the mapping infrastructure to find an ingress node in the multicast network, and then receiving the video stream from a publisher at the ingress node. One or more subscribers then subscribe to the video stream. In particular, and for subscriber, this subscription is carried out by (a) using the mapping infrastructure to find an egress node for the requesting client, and then delivering the video stream to the subscriber from the egress node. Preferably, the publisher and each subscriber use WebRTC to publish or consume the video stream, and video stream is consumed in a videoconference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Akamai Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles E. Gero, Martin Lohner, Abhijit C. Mehta, Brandon O. Williams
  • Patent number: 10951701
    Abstract: According to an example, a cloud server receives an upload request transmitted by the first terminal, wherein the upload request comprises an account and webpage information of a webpage displayed on a first browser of the first terminal. The cloud server transmits the webpage information of the webpage to the second terminal according to the account, such that a second browser of the second terminal opens the webpage according to the webpage information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Yanshao Yang, Dujuan Huang
  • Patent number: 10949756
    Abstract: A system and method of creating electronic characters in one or more electronic formats, selectively customizing the characters, and presenting them via electronic channels in response to satisfaction of one or more programmable conditions is disclosed. The system enables entities to competitively bid to customize the personality and/or other attribute of a character. For example, a character may be presented via an electronic channel to an audience (e.g., one or more end users who view, listen to, or otherwise experience a character through an electronic channel). An entity may bid on altering that character's personality and/or other attribute. If the entity's bid is selected by the system (e.g., over other bids that also compete to alter one or more attributes of that character), the system customizes the character's personality and/or other attribute according to the winning bid's customization, and presents the customized character via the electronic channel to the audience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Binary Bubbles, Inc.
    Inventors: Lisa Gai-Tzen Wong, Amit Tishler, Richard Paul Weeks
  • Patent number: 10951631
    Abstract: In a fraud-detection method for use in an in-vehicle network system including a plurality of electronic control units (ECUs) that exchange messages on a plurality of networks, a plurality of fraud-detection ECUs each connected to a different one of the networks, and a gateway device, a fraud-detection ECU determines whether a message transmitted on a network connected to the fraud-detection ECU is malicious by using rule information stored in a memory. The gateway device receives updated rule information transmitted to a first network among the networks, selects a second network different from the first network, and transfers the updated rule information only to the second network. A fraud-detection ECU connected to the second network acquires the updated rule information and updates the rule information stored therein by using the updated rule information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Yuji Unagami, Hideki Matsushima, Tomoyuki Haga, Manabu Maeda, Yoshihiro Ujiie, Takeshi Kishikawa
  • Patent number: 10951555
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides method and apparatus for providing information in automated chatting. A message is received in a chat flow. At least one of location information, time information and service intention information is identified from the message. A response to the message is generated based on at least one of the location information, the time information and the service intention information. The response is provided in the chat flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Xianchao Wu
  • Patent number: 10949136
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a controller that controls a notification of information in a case in which a first image for executing a first function and a second image for executing a second function are selected together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kengo Tokuchi