Computer Conferencing Patents (Class 709/204)
  • Patent number: 12003659
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to managing dynamically-available media playback and adapting visual outputs based on device capabilities and a state of the device. In some embodiments, a computer system manages whether an external electronic device is configurable to be available for a first media playback function. In some embodiments, a computer system selective causes an external electronic device to respond to a request to perform a media playback operation. In some embodiments, an electronic device adapts visual outputs based on device capabilities and a state of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Taylor G. Carrigan, Corey Peterson
  • Patent number: 12003889
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are provided for rendering a shared virtual meeting environment during a video meeting session. The shared virtual meeting environment comprises a shared virtual space which is accessible to the meeting participants and includes video streams for each of the respective meeting participants. The video streams may be repositioned within the shared virtual space based on user interaction within the shared virtual space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: RingCentral, Inc.
    Inventors: Badri Rajasekar, Gustavo Garcia, Adam Ullman, Matthew Wilson
  • Patent number: 12003577
    Abstract: A machine learning engine identifies training data that includes historical user data and historical content data. A machine learning classifier is trained on the training data to generate a relevancy value for each of a plurality of given content items associated with a given user. The relevancy value for each given content item is indicative of a likelihood that the given user will perform a first user device input action and of a likelihood that the given user will perform a second user device input action, in response to being presented with the given content item. The machine learning classifier receives a plurality of candidate content items associated with a first user. The machine learning classifier generates a relevancy value for each candidate content item. At least one of the candidate content items is identified for inclusion in a first content collection based on the generated relevancy values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: SNAP INC.
    Inventors: Jason Brewer, Rodrigo B. Farnham, David B. Lue, Nicholas J. Stucky-Mack
  • Patent number: 12001462
    Abstract: A method of answering queries from user prompts comprising generating derived prompts from a prompt, generating prompt embeddings from the derived prompts, transmitting the prompt embeddings to a vector database, receiving knowledge documents from the vector database, generating context-aware prompts responsive to the user prompt, the derived prompts, and the knowledge documents, transmitting the context-aware prompts to h-LLMs, receiving h-LLM results from the h-LLMs, processing the h-LLM results to produce processed h-LLM results, each processed h-LLM result having a score, identifying preferred results of the processed h-LLM results having the greatest scores, and transmitting the one or more preferred results to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Inventor: Vijay Madisetti
  • Patent number: 12003509
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, a user of a dating application or similar software application can designate some number of profiles to be “held” (as “maybe”) for some period of time, such as for 24 hours. These held profiles represent individuals that the user may be interested in, but may not yet be ready to select as a “like”. If the user does not indicate a “like” for these profiles within the specified period of time (or if the user becomes saturated due to reaching the maximum number of matches), the “maybe” designation automatically expires. In at least one embodiment, a maximum number of concurrently held profiles may be enforced for each user, such as for example three. In other embodiments, another maximum can be established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: Sidekick Dating, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Robert De Lazzari
  • Patent number: 12002299
    Abstract: The present application discloses a remote vehicle diagnostic and detection method based on instant messaging communication, an electronic device, and a storage medium. The process is not only faster to obtain car data, but also to obtain more description information based on instant messaging communication, which improves the efficiency of remote vehicle diagnostic and exclusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: THINKCAR TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bin Tan, Qilong Liao, Lingcong Xiao
  • Patent number: 11995132
    Abstract: A system is described for generating a graphical representation of a mapping of post data of a posting. In various aspects, post data may be collected which may include a first node of a plurality of nodes identifying a submitting user of the one or more document management systems. Reaction data may be collected which may include a second node of the plurality of nodes identifying a reacting user of the one or more document management systems. The mapping may then be generated from the post data and the reaction data, in which the mapping may include the first node and the second node. The graphical representation of the mapping may then be generated, wherein zooming out of the graphical representation may filter out one or more nodes of the plurality of nodes based on a number of edges corresponding to the one or more nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Daniel Roberson, Adam Joseph Ariola, Connor Brooks, Steven Stiles, Kristopher Keith Gaudin
  • Patent number: 11994843
    Abstract: Embodiments of this present disclosure may include systems that perform operations including receiving a request to access data associated with an industrial automation device from a requesting device and identifying the industrial automation device based on the request. The operations may include sending a query for template data to the industrial automation device based on the request and receiving the template data. The operations may include determining a data structure based on the requesting device and generating the data structure based on the template data and a mapping between the data structure and the template data. The operations may additionally include sending the data structure to the requesting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Alan Mills, Todd A. Wiese, Rob A. Entzminger, David C. Mazur, Roberto S. Marques, Marius G. Chis, Ryan Coon, Robert J. Miklosovic
  • Patent number: 11989699
    Abstract: As described herein, a system, method, and computer program are provided for network experience optimization using a residential network router. In use, an electronic calendar is accessed by a residential network router. Additionally, the residential network router determines a plurality of events saved to the electronic calendar, wherein the plurality of events require, at least in part, simultaneous network resource (e.g. bandwidth) usage. Further, the plurality of events are prioritized, using the residential network router. Still yet, available network resources are assigned among the plurality of events, using the residential network router, based on the prioritization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: AMDOCS DEVELOPMENT LIMITED
    Inventors: Sarit Chehanowitz, Nir Fattal, Shmuel Ur, Eran Yosef Paran
  • Patent number: 11989698
    Abstract: A computer includes a processor and a memory, and the memory stores instructions executable by the processor to provide an identification of an occupant of a vehicle to a plurality of virtual-meeting platforms, receive data indicating a plurality of virtual meetings at respective start times for the occupant from the virtual-meeting platforms, connect a user interface of the vehicle to a first one of the virtual meetings through a first virtual-meeting platform of the virtual meeting platforms at the respective start time, and connect the user interface to a second one of the virtual meetings through a second virtual-meeting platform of the virtual meeting platforms at the respective start time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: James Wilhelm Heaton, Venkata Maruthe Ravikumara Sharma Chengalvala
  • Patent number: 11991219
    Abstract: Systems and methods of establishing service requests via a smart TV device are provided. A smart TV device can receive fault condition information. The smart TV device can establish a first communication session between the smart TV device and a server and can transmit a service request interaction, including the received fault condition information, to the server. The server can transmit the first service request interaction to a computing device in a contact center environment. The computing device can generate diagnostic information and can transmit the diagnostic information to the server, which can forward the diagnostic information to the smart TV device. The smart TV device can display a prompt to deflect the first service request interaction from the smart TV device to a mobile device of the user. The mobile device can establish a second communication session between the mobile device and the computing device in the contact center environment to complete the first service request interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Softphone SRL
    Inventors: Alan Lugiai, Francesco Falanga, Bartolomeo Sorrentino
  • Patent number: 11989323
    Abstract: Systems, devices or methods provide for control of sensitive data in a computer system that includes at least one central server communicatively-coupled to a plurality of client computers. One particular example is directed to a method involving execution of software code on the at least one central server to monitor data communications of the plurality of client computers for sensitive data. A subset of the data communications is restricted when sensitive data is detected. Configuration data is provided to each of the plurality of client computers. Software code is executed on each of the plurality of client computers to detect accesses to sensitive data by one or more applications running on a client computer. Actions of the one or more applications running on a client computer are monitored to determine whether or not a trigger event has occurred. In response to determining that the trigger event has occurred, a notification is sent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: 8x8, Inc.
    Inventor: Mehdi Salour
  • Patent number: 11991136
    Abstract: Disclosed in some examples are methods, systems, devices, and machine-readable mediums which provide for sidebar communication threads forked from, or related to, a principal thread. Messages in the sidebar communication thread may include a history of the principal thread, including one or more messages from the principal thread, and may include a proposed principal thread message that is the subject of the sidebar thread discussion. The sidebar thread may also include sidebar thread messages that carries the conversation of the sidebar thread participants. Once a termination condition is reached for the sidebar thread, the sidebar thread terminates and either the proposed principal thread message (as potentially modified by participants of the sidebar thread) becomes an accepted principal thread message and it is posted to the principal thread as if it was sent by the sidebar initiator or no message is posted (e.g., the proposed principal thread message is rejected).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Amer Aref Hassan, Wei-Chen Chen
  • Patent number: 11991223
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes techniques for facilitating a collaborative work communication environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Lemon Inc.
    Inventor: Yuhui Zhang
  • Patent number: 11991660
    Abstract: There is provided an apparatus configured to receive, from a first network entity associated with a first domain in a communication network, a request to communicate; determine a second network entity to which to send the request; determine that the second network entity is associated with a second domain in the communication network; and enforce at least one access policy for routing the request to the network entity, wherein the apparatus is a first service communication proxy trusted in both the first and second domains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Thomas Belling, Bruno Landais, Saurabh Khare, Anja Jerichow
  • Patent number: 11991125
    Abstract: Technology is disclosed for selecting at least one icebreaker people highlight, with respect to a person of interest in a target group, to be shown on one or more user devices. The target group is determined, along with a set of feature values in common among the target group. Similarly, a reference group related to the target group is determined, along with a set of feature values for the reference group. For each feature value in the set of common target group feature values, a frequency of the feature value with respect to the determined reference group is determined. Based on the determined frequency, at least one icebreaker people highlight from the determined set of feature values in common among the target group is caused to be presented on the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Aleksander Øhrn, Shira Weinberg Harel, Ola Lavi, Omri Dvir
  • Patent number: 11989321
    Abstract: A multi-modal portal system provides a secure network environment for the management of user data. A variety of network devices interface with various sensing devices associated with a user to obtain sensory data or user data. The user data collected from the sensing devices can be communicated to the multi-modal portal system. The multi-modal portal system provides an access portal, analytics engine and data aggregator such that user data associated with the various sensing devices can be stored, accessed, modified, altered, etc. An audit trail is associated with the user data so that all transactions associated with the user data can be tracked. The user data can only be accessed, modified, altered, stored, etc. based on one or more profile configurations. Each user is associated with one or more profile configurations to ensure security and privacy of the user data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: ARRIS ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventor: Navneeth N. Kannan
  • Patent number: 11983392
    Abstract: A system and method for facilitating user interactions with a virtual space through a graphical chat interface is disclosed. One or more potential inputs to the virtual space and/or virtual space status information may be determined dynamically for a user participating in a chat session through a graphical chat interface. An activity notification may be generated for the user based on the determined potential inputs and/or the virtual space status information. The generated activity notification may comprise graphical representation for the notification and as well as representation information for one or more controls facilitating the user to provide inputs requested by the activity notification through the graphical chat interface. User acceptance to the activity notification via the graphical chat interface may be received. One or more activity commands may be generated based on the received user acceptance and executed in the virtual space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Kabam, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael C. Caldarone, Kellen Christopher Smalley, Matthew Curtis, James Koh
  • Patent number: 11985176
    Abstract: A virtual-break-room providing system includes: a detection device including a detection unit configured to detect, based on a detection result of a position detection sensor about a position of a user, whether the user satisfies a condition to connect to a virtual break room that enables the user to communicate with another user in virtual space; and a terminal device. The terminal device includes a virtual-break-room connection unit configured to connect to the virtual break room when the detection device detects that the user satisfies the condition to connect to the virtual break room, a virtual-break-room-information acquisition unit configured to acquire information about the virtual break room, and an output control unit configured to output the information about the virtual break room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: JVCKENWOOD Corporation
    Inventor: Yusuke Shimizu
  • Patent number: 11983677
    Abstract: In order to facilitate automated electronic calendar task management with automatic task scheduling, systems and methods are described including receiving and electronic meeting request to schedule a meeting. Work task data items identifying work tasks associated with the attendees are determined. A task estimation machine learning model predicts work parameters of meeting task objects based on the work task data items, and a work history data identifying work history of each attendee. A meeting scheduling machine learning model predicts parameters of unavailability period objects representing unavailability periods required to complete the work tasks based on the meeting task object, schedule information and location information. An indication of the at least one unavailability period is displayed on a screen of a computing device associated with each attendee. Selections of the unavailability period is received from the attendees, and the unavailability period is dynamically secured prior to the meeting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventor: Adam Vukich
  • Patent number: 11977605
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems, and articles of manufacture are disclosed that implement an automatically evolving code recommendation engine. In one example, the apparatus collects a user code snippet. The apparatus then determines a structured representation of the user code snippet. Next, the apparatus generates a recommended code snippet using the structured representation of the user code snippet. Then the apparatus obtains user-determined code snippet feedback comparing the user code snippet to the recommended code snippet, the user-determined code snippet feedback indicating one of a match, no match, or uncertain. Finally, the apparatus stores a code snippet training pair in a training database, the code snippet training pair including the user code snippet and the recommended code snippet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Justin Gottschlich, Niranjan Hasabnis, Paul Petersen, Shengtian Zhou, Celine Lee
  • Patent number: 11975265
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are an apparatus and method for providing a game. The apparatus for providing a game includes storage configured to store information about a plurality of characters held by a user in a game, and a controller configured to provide information corresponding to a character, satisfying a predetermined condition among the plurality of held characters, to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: NEXON KOREA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hyera Jeong
  • Patent number: 11977651
    Abstract: There is provided a data security method, comprising: creating an interaction graph, by: analyzing collected interaction events between users and between users and files and/or records, wherein a respective node of the interaction graph represents a specific one of a user, a record, and a file, wherein a respective edge indicates an interaction between respective users or between a respective user and a respective file and/or record, wherein an interaction weight assigned to the respective edge indicates an amount of the interaction, monitoring an attempt by a target user to access a target file and/or record, computing a target interaction weight between the target user and the target file and/or record from the interaction graph, and in response to the target interaction weight being below a target threshold, at least one of: filtering security alerts, and blocking access by the target user to the target file and/or record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: RecoLabs Inc
    Inventors: Tal Shapira, Eyal Asulin
  • Patent number: 11977585
    Abstract: A system and method for collaborative activity support is provided. A server establishes a collaboration place that is accessible by a plurality of remote clients and supports a plurality of collaboration activities. The server can be configured to provide primary display data to each of a plurality of client computers associated with the authorized users simultaneously accessing the collaboration place to cause each of the plurality of clients to display the primary display data in a primary display of a corresponding collaboration place interface. Responsive to detecting a request from a first collaboration place interface at a first client computer of the plurality of client computers to include a secondary display with the primary display in the corresponding collaboration place interface, wherein the secondary display is configured to display collaboration place data associated with a different collaborative activity than the primary display prior to escalation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Open Text SA ULC
    Inventors: Jared M. Spataro, Cornelia A. West, David Glazer, Ronald E. Schneider
  • Patent number: 11979364
    Abstract: Methods, systems, apparatuses, and computer program products are provided for executing an email communication import protocol in a selected group-based communication interface within a group-based communication system. The group-based communication system allows for receiving one or more email communication corpus associated with email communication accounts and parsing the email communication corpus to identify email communication account identifiers. The group-based communication system thereafter creates and transmits group-based communication interface invitations to the email communication accounts to allow access to the group-based communication interface. Upon access to the group-based communication interface, content from the email communication corpus may be included in the group-based communication interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Inventor: Britton Jamison
  • Patent number: 11978112
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve a system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing a program and a method for performing operations comprising: receiving, from a client device of a first user, a request from the first user to engage in an AR shopping experience curated by a store; identifying a first real-world product available for purchase from the store; receiving an image of a real-world environment of the first user; generating a first AR item that represents the first real-world product; comparing visual attributes of the first AR item to physical layouts of a plurality of real-world objects depicted in the image of the real-world environment; and overlaying the first AR item on a first real-world object of the plurality of real-world objects in the image responsive to comparing the visual attributes of the first AR item to the physical layouts of the plurality of real-world objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: SNAP INC.
    Inventors: Itamar Berger, Amar Boghani, Maria Jose Garcia Sopo, Qi Pan
  • Patent number: 11973761
    Abstract: Methods, media, and systems for a changing a private channel in a channel-based communication system from an “invited-members” mode to a “whitelisted groups” mode. When in a whitelisted-groups mode, the channel administrator can whitelist one or more groups for channel membership. The whitelisted groups may be external groups managed by an identity provider. Based on the whitelisted groups, users cannot be added to the private channel without being a member of one of the whitelisted groups. Users are also automatically removed from the channel if they are no longer in one of the whitelisted groups for any reason.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Salesforce, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Timmons, Carmen Raffa, Jonathan Byman, Ayushi Samaddar, Aish Raj Dahal, Colin Gibbs, Robin McConnell Balaga
  • Patent number: 11972169
    Abstract: A processing method for a first device connected with a plurality of external devices in a first communication mode and sharing a screen with the plurality of external devices, includes determining a second device from the plurality of external devices, in response to satisfying a first preset condition, continuing to share the screen with the plurality of external devices in a second communication mode, and sending screen data or data associated with a screen display content to the second device in the first communication mode, to cause the second device to replace the first device to continue to share the screen with another external device other than the second device in the plurality of external devices, and disconnecting a connection with the plurality of external devices in the second communication mode, in response to the second device successfully continuing to share the screen with the other external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wenhui Wu, Hancheng Wen, Xieming Guo, Juanjuan Huang
  • Patent number: 11973809
    Abstract: An omni-channel adapter receives a request to create a communication session for a customer. Based on the request, the omni-channel adapter selects a channel-specific orchestrator. The request is modified, or a new request is generated, to suit the selected channel-specific orchestrator. The channel-specific request is sent to the channel-specific orchestrator. In response, the channel-specific orchestrator creates the communication session. Further communications between the customer and the channel-specific orchestrator may also be intermediated by the omni-channel adapter, which may maintain state information about the communication session. For example, a unique identifier may be generated by the omni-channel adapter or the channel-specific orchestrator for the communication session. A request by the customer to add an additional device to the communication session may include the identifier of the session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Twilio Inc.
    Inventors: Shubha Govil, Amool Gupta, Aymen Naim, Torsten Budesheim, Charlie Helin
  • Patent number: 11973999
    Abstract: Devices, systems and process for facilitating a user choice watch party (DFWP) are disclosed. A system includes server that includes computer instructions which instruct the server to initiate a user choice watch party (UCWP), receive a request to designate a first user device, from a set of user devices, as a primary user choice user device (PUCUD), query the set of user devices for devices to participate in the UCWP as secondary user choice user devices (SUCUD), generating a user choice interface (UCI), retrieving two or more user choice primary content (UCPC) options, instructing the PUCUD and the SUCUDs to output to respective users the UCPC options, receiving at least two user choices, determining, based on the user choices and from the two more UCPC options, a selection result indicating a chosen UCPC option to present during the UCWP, and presenting the chosen UCPC during the UCWP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: DISH Network L.L.C.
    Inventor: Neil Marten
  • Patent number: 11973811
    Abstract: Systems and methods are directed to automatically creating customized whiteboard backgrounds. A network system accesses metadata associated with a virtual presentation (e.g., title, topic, tenant identifier). First image data is identified based on first data of the metadata and second image data is identified based on second data of the metadata. Using the first image data and the second image data, the network system generates a plurality of whiteboard backgrounds by combining a first object obtained from the first image data with a second object obtained from the second image data to form each whiteboard background. The network system then causes presentation of a representation of each of the plurality of whiteboard backgrounds on a user interface of a host, who can select one of the representations. In response to receiving a selection, a whiteboard background corresponding to the selected representation is displayed as background on a whiteboard canvas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ankit Gulati, Vaibhav Pachauri, Ujjaval Kumar Singh, Sampat Khinchi, Deepika Dhupar, Nakul Sabharwal
  • Patent number: 11972173
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve a system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing a program and method for presenting change of presence sounds within a virtual working environment. The program and method provide for receiving, from a first client device of a first participant of a group of participants within a virtual working environment, interaction data relating to the first participant being present at the first client device, the group of participants having been selected from among plural participants of the virtual working environment; determining a change in presence of the first participant with respect to the first client device; generating, in response to the determining, a sound corresponding to the change in presence; and providing the generated sound to one or more second client devices of respective one or more second participants of the group of participants, for presentation on the one or more second client devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Brandon Francis, Andrew Cheng-min Lin, Walton Lin
  • Patent number: 11971923
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a system and method of developing a search database for automated content curation. The processing arrangement is configured to store a plurality of slides related to one or more fields in the database arrangement, generate a plurality of thumbnails from the stored plurality of slides, extract a plurality of metadata from the plurality of thumbnails, wherein the plurality of metadata are extracted by processing the generated plurality of thumbnails through an optical character reader, store the extracted plurality of metadata into the search database, create an index comprising of associations between the plurality of slides, the plurality of associated metadata and the generated plurality of thumbnails, store the created index in the search database and curate content from the index of the search database based on the one or more search strings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Inventors: Asif Hasan, Saurabh Mishra, Biplab Mahadani, Abhishek Patra, Shubham Swastik Behera, Eshan Tyagi, Aniket Mohite, Siddharth Singh, Sanket Avinash Jejurkar
  • Patent number: 11974005
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are described for facilitating a cell phone content watch party. A system includes a server, a host user device and a client user device—both coupled to the server, a content capture device (CCD) coupled to the host user device, and a content provider coupled to the host user device and the client user device. The content provider provides primary content segments. The CCD provides cell phone content which the host user device provides the cell phone content to the server. The server synchronizes a providing of the cell phone content with a presentation of the primary content segments by the client user device such that the presentations of the cell phone content and the primary content segments occur substantially simultaneously on the host user device and the client user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: DISH Network L.L.C.
    Inventors: Ross Alan Drennan, Grant Alexander Drennan, Jesus Flores Guerra
  • Patent number: 11972086
    Abstract: A system for automatically increasing a capacity of a virtual space in a virtual world may include a processor and a module operating on the processor for detecting an attempt by an avatar to enter a virtual space in a virtual world. The system may also include another module for determining if an allowable number of avatars is currently in the virtual space. The allowable number of avatars may be determined by at least a capacity of a server that is hosting the virtual space. Another module may be provided for increasing a capacity of the virtual space when the allowable number of avatars is currently in the virtual space. Increasing the capacity of the virtual space may include spawning a replicate new virtual space on a different server in response to the capacity of the server that is hosting the virtual space reaching the allowable number of avatars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Activision Publishing, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter F. Haggar, Brian R. Bokor, Daniel E. House, William B. Nicol, II, Andrew B. Smith, Luis J. Ostdiek
  • Patent number: 11966407
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for communicating with a plurality of databases. An example method includes: initiating a communication with a database from a plurality of databases; selecting from a plurality of integration templates an integration template corresponding to the database; using the selected integration template to generate a communication procedure corresponding to the communication; and using the communication procedure to provide the communication to the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Luma Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Aditya Bansod, Marcelo Oliveira
  • Patent number: 11966468
    Abstract: Examples are disclosed for detecting synthetic online entities that may be used for fraudulent purposes or other purposes. In some aspects, a computing system can generate a data structure that includes nodes and links between the nodes. The nodes can represent online entities and the links can represent geographic associations or transactional associations between pairs of online entities. These associations can be identified from electronic transactions involving the online entities. The computing system can determine, from the links between the nodes, that a degree of connectivity among a subset of the nodes exceeds a threshold connectivity. The degree of connectivity indicates electronic communications involving online entities represented by the subset of the nodes. The computing system can transmit, based on the degree of connectivity exceeding the threshold connectivity, an alert indicating a potential synthetic entity (e.g., potentially fraudulent activity) within the subset of the nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Equifax Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Leitner, Mark Burgess, Keith Manthey, Steven Hicklin
  • Patent number: 11968057
    Abstract: A document-usage control apparatus includes a memory in which a piece of relationship information is registered for each pair of users, the piece of relationship information indicating a relationship between the pair of users, and a processor configured to control use of a document to be shared at an online conference for each user attending the online conference, the use being controlled based on one or more pieces of relationship information registered in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Hiroki Yamagishi
  • Patent number: 11961419
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention can be used to in response to receiving information, dynamically detecting an event associated with a user. Embodiments of the present invention can then, in response to dynamically detecting an event associated with the user, creating a visual simulation of the detected event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 11962815
    Abstract: A first networked device may perform operations including receiving, from a media source device, a first media stream and a first media stream identifier. The first networked device may receive the first media stream via a wireless network connection. Operations may further include receiving, from a second networked device, a second media stream identifier that corresponds to a second media stream the second networked device is receiving from the media source device. Operations may further include determining a common stream characteristic between the first media stream and the second media stream and, in response to determining the common stream characteristic, grouping the second networked device with the first networked device. Operations may further include transmitting, to a controller device, an indication that the first networked device and second networked device are grouped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur L. Coburn, IV, Jeffrey Torgerson
  • Patent number: 11962555
    Abstract: A method to keep selected messages in a networked conversation thread includes receiving, from a first participant in a networked conversation, a selection of a first message to keep from a sequence of messages in the networked conversation. The method includes verifying that the networked conversation is slated for deletion at a selected time after the selection of the first message, storing the first message in a folder accessible to multiple participants in the networked conversation, and notifying a second participant authoring the first message that the first message has been stored in the folder and is accessible to the participants in the networked conversation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: WhatsApp LLC
    Inventors: Isabel Tewes, Steven Zimmerman, Sudheer Kumar Peddireddy, Bruno Soares
  • Patent number: 11962476
    Abstract: A software defined networking (SDN) controller for a communication network is provided. The SDN controller includes a northbound interface, a southbound interface, and a database as a service (DBaaS) layer. The northbound interface includes an application layer having one or more independent SDN applications. The southbound interface includes an adapter layer having one or more independent device adapters. The DBaaS layer includes a persistent DBaaS unit and a state DBaaS unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Randy Levensalor, Steven M. Pisarski, Christopher J. Corcimiglia, Dan Schrimpsher
  • Patent number: 11962548
    Abstract: This disclosure includes a message display method and apparatus, a device, and a storage medium. In the method, a message window of a first message group is displayed. The message window is configured to display messages of the first message group from a plurality of user accounts. A first message in the message window of the first message group is added to a grouped message window. The grouped message window is configured to display messages associated with a topic of the first message. Further, the messages associated with the topic are from at least one message group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGIES (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Yuan Tian, Yijie Shen
  • Patent number: 11960845
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to decoding communications with token sky maps. At least one electronic communication including emoticons having a non-original meaning is received. A candidate meaning is determined for the emoticons having the non-original meaning in the at least one electronic communication based at least in part on token neighborhood distribution structures. The candidate meaning for the emoticons having the non-original meaning is caused to be displayed on at least one device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ziqiumin Wang, Qing Lu, Wei Jun Zheng, Xiao Feng Ji, Yuan Jin
  • Patent number: 11962550
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the disclosure relate to a method and apparatus for determining a chat mode based on real-time viewing video information output from a display device, and providing a customized chat room user interface based on the determined chat mode. The display device may include receiving a real-time viewing video and real-time viewing video information, determining a chat mode of a chat room corresponding to the real-time viewing video based on the real-time viewing video information, and outputting a user interface including at least one preset phrase or at least one emoticon based on the chat mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eunhee Park, Yuri Min, Heejeong Bae
  • Patent number: 11960556
    Abstract: Techniques for presenting content to users. The techniques include: obtaining user context information including a first keyword; identifying, based on the first keyword, a first attribute and a second attribute among the plurality of attributes, the first attribute being a characteristic of the first keyword and the second attribute being another characteristic of the first keyword; obtaining, based on the user context information, at least one second-order user preference among attributes in the plurality of attributes including a preference between the first attribute and the second attribute; identifying a set of content items among the plurality of content items based on the first attribute and the second attribute; determining a ranking of content items in the set of content items based on the at least one second-order user preference; and presenting content items to the user in accordance with the ranking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Primal Fusion Inc.
    Inventors: Ihab Francis Ilyas, Mohamed A. Soliman
  • Patent number: 11960557
    Abstract: Systems and methods of inferential user matching include inferring an interest in matching between the first user and the second user based at least in part on a first profile of a first user and a second profile of a second user. Based at least in part on the inferred interest in matching, the systems and methods match the first user and the second user for a service, and transmit (i) a first representation of the first user to a portable device of the second user, and (ii) a second representation of the second user to a portable device of the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Dennis Flinn, Naomi Felina Moneypenny
  • Patent number: 11956373
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for provisioning identity credentials based on interactions with verified or trusted users. One exemplary computer-implemented method includes receiving a request for a digital identity from a user, where the request includes identifying information for the user and a verified user identifier, and transmitting, to a verified user associated with the verified user identifier, an attestation request for the user. The method also includes receiving, from the verified user, an attestation in response to the attestation request with regard to at least some of the identifying information for the user, generating a digital identity for the user based on a number of attestations of the identifying information for the user, and sharing a digital identity notice with the user including an identifier for the user, whereby the user is permitted to share the digital identity with a relying party via the identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Prashant Sharma, Bryn Anthony Robinson-Morgan
  • Patent number: 11953920
    Abstract: A media playback system comprising a transmitter configured to transmit an indication of a media item; a plurality of drones; a controller configured to control the spatial configuration of the drones and, in response to receiving the indication of a media item control the drones to adopt a predefined 3D spatial configuration; a mobile device comprising a camera and a media playback unit, wherein the camera is capable of capturing an image of the plurality of drones; a processor configured to analyse the captured image to determine the media item that corresponds to the predefined 3D spatial configuration; and wherein the media playback unit is configured to play the determined media item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: DIGITAL & FUTURE TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventor: Christopher John Crockford
  • Patent number: RE49951
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes registration management unit managing a registration of an association between accounts related to a message transmission/receiving service; and an information providing unit, in a case where, after the association between a first account and a second account is registered, message transmission/reception is not performed therebetween for a desired time period, providing related information, which is related to the first account and the second account, to a chat room where the message transmission/reception is performed between the first account and the second account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: LINE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Sercan Taha Ahi