Computer Conferencing Patents (Class 709/204)
  • Patent number: 11330542
    Abstract: A method and system for including a base station that configures a first user equipment (UE) that is in a radio resource control connected state with the base station. The UE is configured to be a synchronization source and transmit a first device-to-device synchronization signal (D2DSS) by using a synchronization resource that comprises a time resource, a frequency resource or a time and frequency resource. The base station instructs the first UE to transmit the first D2DSS using the synchronization resource. The base station signals the UE to configure the UE separately from the signal to transmit the D2DSS, and both of the signals are performed with radio resource control signaling from the base station to the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Philippe Sartori, Deping Liu, Brian Classon, Qiang Li
  • Patent number: 11327696
    Abstract: A message providing device includes: a reception unit that receives, for each user, a request for a registration of an association between (i) a software robot program operating on a message service for an exchange of messages among users and exchanging messages with the user and (ii) an external device; and a registration unit that provides a single user with plural software robot programs in each of which operation setting information of the software robot program is preset, and registers an external device in each of the plural software robot programs in association with each other according to the request from the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Hideaki Sugimoto, Shigeo Miyata, Hiroyuki Mitsuhashi, Yu Mishima, Nozomi Noguchi, Shiori Oikawa, Xiaojing Zhang
  • Patent number: 11330049
    Abstract: For improved peer to peer matchmaking network information is obtained from a plurality of devices and a plurality of users is selected to form peer to peer connections via corresponding devices to create a set of potential matches. Device connection statistics for each pair of devices in the set of potential matches are obtained and compared to one or more threshold values. Users with devices that have at least one connection statistic that does not satisfy a threshold condition for that connection statistic are removed from the set of potential matches. Replacements for the removed devices are selected and the match making refinement process repeated until all of the device connection statistics satisfy all conditions associated with the one or more threshold values to generate a refined set of matched peers. Peer to peer connections may then be initiated among the refined set of matched peers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT LLC
    Inventor: Ken Miyaki
  • Patent number: 11330003
    Abstract: A secure messaging platform for an enterprise environment is disclosed. The secure messaging platform enables users to exchange encrypted communications. Further, the secure messaging platform allows enterprise platforms to review the encrypted communications to ensure that they comply with company policies. Messages that comply with company policies may be provided to their intended recipients, while messages that fail to comply with company policies are not provided to their intended recipients. Additionally, the encrypted communications may be retained for a predetermined time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Howell, Robert Statica, Kara Lynn Coppa
  • Patent number: 11329944
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for transmitting events. The systems and methods include operations for: receiving data indicating a level of user engagement with a messaging application for a given user; determining that the level of user engagement is below a specified threshold; prioritizing a plurality of events, associated with the messaging application, for transmission to a client device of the given user in response to determining that the level of user engagement is below the specified threshold; and transmitting a first event of the plurality of events to the client device based on prioritizing the plurality of events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Schumacher, Bradley Baron, Benjamin Ralph Hollis, Thiago Hirai
  • Patent number: 11328470
    Abstract: A method of controlling rendering of computer images includes: providing first instructions to be processed at first computers, for rendering a first computer image; providing second instructions to be processed at second computers, for rendering a second computer image; receiving a user request for a change; and in response to receiving the request: regenerating the first instructions; providing first delta information to be processed at the first computers, reflecting one or more differences between the provided first instructions and the regenerated first instructions; regenerating the second instructions based on the request; providing second delta information to be processed at the second computers, reflecting one or more differences between the provided second instructions and the regenerated second instructions; receiving first rendering results from the first computers corresponding to the first delta information; and receiving second rendering results from the second computers corresponding to the se
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: DreamWorks Animation LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Gerveshi, Sean Looper
  • Patent number: 11321643
    Abstract: A collaboration system for sharing digital content among multiple conferees during a conference session, each conferee using a personal computing device including a device display screen and a device processor, includes a wireless receiver, at least a first large common display screen providing a common emissive surface, and at least a first system processor linked to the receiver and the at least a first common display screen. The device and system processors are programmed to cooperate to provide a user interface via each device display screen, each interface including at least a first sharing field and a file queue. The processors also are programmed to visually distinguish, on each user interface, each file added to the session by one conferee from other files added by other conferees. Additionally, the processors are configured to replicate content presented in the at least a first sharing field on the large common emissive surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Poel, Darrin Sculley
  • Patent number: 11321419
    Abstract: A proxy server for limiting Internet connection speed of visitors that pose a threat. The proxy server receives from a client device a request to perform an action on an identified resource that is hosted at an origin server for a domain. The proxy server receives the request as a result of a DNS request for the domain resolving to the proxy server. The origin server is one of multiple origin servers that belong to different domains that resolve to the proxy server and are owned by different entities. The proxy server analyzes the request to determine whether a visitor belonging to the request poses a threat. If the proxy server determines that the visitor poses a threat, the proxy server reduces the speed at which the proxy server processes the request while keeping a connection to the client device open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: CLOUDFLARE, INC.
    Inventors: Lee Hahn Holloway, Matthew Browning Prince, Ian Gerald Pye
  • Patent number: 11323493
    Abstract: Presented herein are techniques in which a device connects a plurality of user devices to a communication session in which a plurality of participants of the respective plurality of user devices communicate using audio and/or video and determines respective locations of the plurality of user devices. The devices receives, from a particular user device of the plurality of user devices, a request to group the user devices into a plurality of groups to form one or more breakout communication sessions off of the communication session, assigns user devices to respective ones of the plurality of groups based on the respective locations such that user devices at a common location are assigned to a same group, and transmits information identifying the plurality of groups to the particular user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Yasi Xi, Bhargavkumar Ghanshyamlal Pandya, Zhaoyi Jin, Weiwei Chen
  • Patent number: 11316856
    Abstract: A system and method for a client computer for the local composition of a data page having personal user data for services accessed by the user and provided on a number of servers. The method includes: setting up a central access server from among the servers; setting up a query for the composition of the data page, for a transmission from the client computer to the central access server; receiving a processing element, which includes a visual element and access addresses to the servers that are relevant for the query, the processing element including control commands processed by the client computer, and queries of the client computer to the access addresses included in the processing element being coordinated so that the personal user data on the servers to be aggregated for the composition of the data page are delivered directly to the client computer for the local composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Zimmermann, Jan Zibuschka, Ralph Retter, Sebastian Schuster
  • Patent number: 11315566
    Abstract: In one aspect, a device may include at least one processor and storage accessible to the at least one processor. The storage may include instructions executable by the at least one processor to identify one or more commands to share content with first and second contacts. The instructions may also be executable to, based on the one or more commands to share the content, share the content with the first contact via a first application and share the content with the second contact via a second application that is different from the first application. The one or more commands to share the content may be received based on receipt of user input selecting respective selectors for the first and second contacts, where the respective selectors may be concurrently presented on a display and may each be associated with a different one of the first and second applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Arnold S. Weksler, Mark Patrick Delaney, Russell Speight VanBlon, Nathan J. Peterson, John Carl Mese
  • Patent number: 11314832
    Abstract: A system including a GUI displayed on a display device is disclosed. The GUI includes a website that, when loaded onto a user device, permits the user device to communicate with at least one server to send to the at least one server item information to electronically manage one or more items in a product information database, to receive from the at least one server item information from the product information database, and to cause display of the item information received. The at least one server is remote from the user device on which the website is loaded and that is able to communicate with the user device. The at least one server is configured to receive the item information about the one or more items from the product information database, update the item information in the product information database, and send the item information to the website.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Jamie Lois Marschel Unger, Robyn Nicole Dillon, Matthew Gutierrez Haugen, Emily Anne Lyman
  • Patent number: 11316904
    Abstract: A server management switch discovers and identifies its switch ports that are connected to communication ports of baseband management controllers (BMC's) of server computers. The server management switch isolates the identified BMC-connected switch ports such that network traffic on a BMC-connected switch port is restricted to a switch port that has a connection, either directly by a link or over a server management network, to a server management computer. Network traffic on BMC-connected switch ports are monitored and controlled in various ways to further protect the BMC's from security attacks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: SUPER MICRO COMPUTER, INC.
    Inventor: Sahul Hameed Abdul Kader Jailani
  • Patent number: 11315574
    Abstract: A mobile device, a system and a method for task management based on voice intercom function are provided. A mobile device receives a voice message associated with at least one task. Semantic information of the voice message is analyzed to determine at least one message receiver of the voice message and generate a task message. Another mobile device corresponding to one of the at least one message receiver receives the task message. Task management information associated with the at least one task is updated according to the semantic information of the voice message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Hui Chi Hsieh, Yu-Chen Yeh
  • Patent number: 11316943
    Abstract: Provided are a subscription processing method, a network node and a unified data repository. The method includes: receiving a subscription request message sent by a network function NF entity; sending a subscription resource creation request message to a unified data repository UDR according to the subscription request message, wherein the subscription resource creation request message carries an original notification address, the original notification address carried in the subscription resource creation request message is a notification address carried in the subscription request message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignees: China Mobile Communication Co., Ltd Research Institute, China Mobile Communications Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xu Chen, Yue Song, Zhenning Huang
  • Patent number: 11316911
    Abstract: Systems and methods for social media music streaming may include (1) providing a music service within a social media platform, (2) presenting, via the music service, a music consumption interface that displays a collection of personal music stations, each of which is dedicated to music content associated with a different user of the social media platform and each of which is selected based on a user's listening behavior identified while the user is listening to music via the music service of the social media platform in a broadcasting mode, and (4) in response to receiving the user input, playing music content from the selected personal music station. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Meta Platforms, Inc.
    Inventor: Debashish Paul
  • Patent number: 11314814
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for sharing a content by an electronic device using a cloud service. The method may include: accessing a cloud server through a specified account; displaying a user interface including a list of contents based on a content application being executed; determining at least one shared content to be shared on the cloud server in response to receiving a first input through the user interface; determining an account group on the cloud server accessible to the shared content in response to receiving a second input through the user interface; and transmitting the shared content and information related to the determined account group to the cloud server in response to receiving a third input through the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Heesuk Cho, Wooyong Sung, Kwanghyun Cho, Jisoo Choi
  • Patent number: 11314778
    Abstract: A system and method that enables editing capabilities of content accessed from a content management server using any type of locally-installed application is provided. In some embodiments, a content management server stores documents in a cache on the user's computer. Documents can thus be accessed and edited using the document in the local file system of the user. For example, users may open, reserve or lock, download, and edit documents with a single user action such as a click. Advantageously, the teachings of embodiments as described can be used in conjunction with content management systems for improving the user experiences involved in editing documents by providing an ‘instant’ and ‘seamless’ editing experience substantially equivalent to editing files on a local hard disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: OPEN TEXT SA ULC
    Inventors: Raja Elias Hawa, Matthew David George Timmermans
  • Patent number: 11316939
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for including information in an invitation from a first to connect with a second user that identifies a context regarding how the first user found the second user. A system can include a request component configured to receive, at a first network source, information identifying a second user that a first user has selected to send an invitation to connect with at the first network source, a context component configured to determine a context regarding selection of the second user by the first user, including where the first user found the information identifying the second user, and a generation component configured to generate an invitation that invites the second user to connect with the first user at the first network source. The invitation comprises first user identification information and context information identifying the context regarding the selection of the second user by the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Michael Patrick Schneider, Justin Lewis
  • Patent number: 11310236
    Abstract: Systems and methods for deriving confidence scores based on device sharing are disclosed. In embodiments, a method includes receiving, by a computing device, sharing event data from a remote computing device in a comparative confidence environment, the sharing event data including usage data regarding the sharing of an electronic device between a first participant and a second participant obtained by the remote computing device during a sharing event; calculating, by the computing device, a comparative confidence score for the first participant and the second participant based on the sharing event data; and enabling, by the computing device, the first participant to gain access to a resource of the second participant based on the comparative confidence score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sarbajit K. Rakshit, Craig M. Trim, Martin G. Keen, Shikhar Kwatra
  • Patent number: 11310175
    Abstract: An apparatus, method, and computer program product are provided for the improved and automatic prediction of a relativistic, observer-specific perception and response to a potential event and, based at least in part on the predicted perception and response, generating and presenting observer-specific digital content items. Some example implementations employ predictive, machine-learning modeling to facilitate user-specific event perception and response prediction and the selection of particularized messages and other digital content items for presentation to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: ASSURANT, INC.
    Inventors: Rajiv Matta, Ron Brusky
  • Patent number: 11310571
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide an optically switched network system. This system includes a passive optical switch with N inputs and N outputs, which can communicate different wavelengths from each of the N inputs to each of the N outputs. It also includes N end-nodes, and N pairs of optical fibers, wherein each pair connects one of the N end-nodes to one of the N inputs and one of the N outputs. The optically switched network is organized into a virtual data plane and a virtual control plane, which both communicate through the same underlying physical network. The virtual data plane provides any-to-all parallel connectivity for data transmissions among the N end-nodes. The virtual control plane is organized as a ring that serially connects the N end-nodes, wherein the ring communicates arbitration information among distributed-arbitration logic at each of the N end-nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Ashok V. Krishnamoorthy, Shimon Muller, Xuezhe Zheng
  • Patent number: 11310064
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus manages multiple users who operate respective communication terminals to participate in a meeting held in a virtual place. The information processing apparatus includes a memory; and a processor, and is configured to execute managing a participating user who participates in the meeting, based on a notice from a communication terminal operated by the participating user, the notice using a unique identifier for the virtual place, and the unique identifier being unique among identifiers respectively assigned to multiple virtual places; generating data for displaying a web page in a web browser of the communication terminal operated by the participating user; and transmitting the generated data to the communication terminal operated by the participating user, wherein the managing determines whether all participating users have exited the meeting based on notices from the multiple communication terminals, to end the meeting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Naohiko Kubo
  • Patent number: 11308103
    Abstract: To make it possible to automatically generate an objective variable so that even those who are unskilled in data processing can freely conduct an analysis. It is recognized whether a type of an attribute value of each attribute of analysis target data is a numeric type indicating that it is a numeric value or a category type indicating that it is a category. At least one attribute that is a numeric type is set as an attribute of an aggregation target, at least one attribute that is a category type is set as an attribute of an aggregation unit, and for each category value of the attribute of the aggregation unit, a numeric value of the attribute of the aggregation target is aggregated based on a previously prepared aggregation function to generate a new objective variable candidate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: KEYENCE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taiga Nomi, Yoshinori Nakano
  • Patent number: 11310152
    Abstract: The present invention provides a communications network which is divided into a plurality of segments, with, each segment comprising one or more routers and one or more communications links that connect the routers. Each of the segments also comprises a segment management module. Each of the segment management modules reports to a supervisory management module and the communications network may comprise one or more supervisory management modules. If a segment management module predicts that a QoS threshold will be breached then it may re-route a data flow within that segment. If such a re-route is not possible then it will send a request to its supervisory management module to initiate a re-routing to a further segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY
    Inventors: Vidhyalakshmi Karthikeyan, Detlef Daniel Nauck
  • Patent number: 11303506
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a communication method, a remote device and a computer readable medium. In this method, a remote device receives from one of a plurality of core devices connected to the remote device, configuration indicating a priority of at least one of the plurality of core devices for serving as a principal core device of the remote device. The remote device updates priorities of the plurality of core devices for serving as the principal core device based on the configuration. In response to a trigger condition for a switchover being satisfied, the remote device reselects the principal core device of the remote device from the plurality of core devices based on the updated priorities. Embodiments of the present disclosure improve the process that a remote device reselects a principal core device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventors: Shengcheng Quan, Yaoyao Du, Peng Wang, Shangning Hui
  • Patent number: 11303686
    Abstract: One embodiment provides for a data processing system comprising a memory device to store instructions and one or more processors to execute the instructions stored on the memory device. The instructions cause the one or more processors to provide a virtual assistant to receive voice input at a media playback device associated with the data processing system. The virtual assistant, via the one or more processors, is configured to receive a voice command at the media playback device, where the voice command is to schedule an event, then determine a user account associated with the voice command, a type of command based on context information associated with the voice command, and a target device to which media playback associated with the event is to be scheduled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas M. Alsina, David C. Graham, Andrew M. Wadycki, Edward T. Schmidt, Joel M. Lopes Da Silva, Richard M. Powell, Gregory R. Chapman
  • Patent number: 11301259
    Abstract: A System Control Processor (SCP) cloning system includes a first computing system coupled to second computing systems via a network. The first computing system includes a first SCP subsystem coupled to a central processing system and first computing system components in the first computing system. The first SCP subsystem receives a first cloning command via the network from a management system and, based on the first cloning command, retrieves respective first SCP component state information from each of a plurality of first SCP components that are included in the first SCP subsystem, uses the respective first SCP component state information to generate a first SCP subsystem image that is configured for installation on an SCP subsystem to configure that SCP subsystem the same as the first SCP subsystem, and transmits the first SCP subsystem image to a second SCP subsystem in each of at least one second computing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: William Price Dawkins, Gaurav Chawla, Mark Steven Sanders, Elie Jreij, Robert W. Hormuth, Jimmy D. Pike
  • Patent number: 11301819
    Abstract: Methods and systems for opportunistic multi-party reminders based on sensory data are provided. A system for providing opportunistic multi-party reminders based on sensory data may include a coordination module that coordinates user schedules for a plurality of parties. Also, the system may include a time prediction module that characterizes one or more times in a user schedule in response to gathered context information for one or more parties in the plurality of parties. Further, the system may include a task completion module that identifies at least one time in the one or more times in a user schedule for completing a task in response to the characterization of the one or more times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Su Liu, Eric Rozner, Inseok Hwang, Jinho Lee
  • Patent number: 11297463
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system to facilitate the identification of geo-cells, and the distribution of media content. A visitation tracking system is configured to retrieve location data from a client device, identify a geo-cell from among a set of geo-cells based on the location data, access a database that comprises media content associated with one or more physical location within the geo-cell, ranking a first media content among the media content, and loading the first media content at the client device based on the ranking, according to certain example embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Xueyin Chen, Mehrdad Jahangiri
  • Patent number: 11295173
    Abstract: An image identification apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire an input image, a classification unit configured to calculate a classification score of the input image based on a neural network having a weight coefficient in each layer determined to calculate the classification score indicating a degree of similarity between a training image and an image to be processed, an anomaly determination unit configured to calculate an anomaly score of the input image based on a function approximator constructed by machine learning based on the training image of correct answer, and an identification unit configured to classify the input image into a good image having a high degree of similarity to the training image of the correct answer or a bad image having low degree of similarity to the training image of correct answer based on the classification score and the anomaly score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Morpho, Inc.
    Inventors: Takuma Umeno, Takafumi Yuasa
  • Patent number: 11294977
    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: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventors: Ihab Francis Ilyas, Mohamed A. Soliman
  • Patent number: 11294919
    Abstract: A trihybrid data movement, data governance and data provenance system may include a distribute module, a publisher and a plurality of subscribers. The distribute module may include a user interface. The user interface may receive a publication registration from the publisher. The publication registration may register a publication. The user interface may receive a subscription registration from each of the plurality of subscribers. The subscription registration may subscribe to the publication. The publication registration and/or subscription registration may include metadata relating to the publication and/or subscription. A metadata store, included in the distribute module, may store the publication registration and/or the subscription registration. The publication may be published by transmitting a unique identifier from the publisher to an application programming interface within the distribute module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel Metz, Prasad Dasari, David Malament, Jeff L. Howard
  • Patent number: 11294962
    Abstract: A method is provided for processing random interaction data. The method includes receiving random interaction data sent by a first terminal, and adding the random interaction data to a resource pool. The random interaction data carries user attribute information and inputted conversation information of a user of the first terminal. The method also includes, when no reply message for the random interaction data is received from one or more second terminals, activating a second interface and sending the random interaction data to an intelligent dialog system via the second interface, where the intelligent dialog system is configured to automatically generate reply information according to at least the inputted conversation information and the user attribute information. The method also includes receiving the reply information returned by the intelligent dialog system; and sending the reply information to the first terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Qiuge Liu, Yanxiong Lu
  • Patent number: 11297021
    Abstract: A filtering system for received content, uses a computer, which receives content to be posted, the computer receiving content from a plurality of different users; the computer including a content filtering system, receiving the content from the plurality of different users, and operating to carry out a first autonomous screening of the content to use rules to determine whether the content meets a posting criteria, and categorizing the content as to whether the autonomous screening indicates that the content has met the posting criteria, the computer further receiving input from a human screening process which carries out humans to screen the criteria; and a machine learning system, that uses differences between the autonomous rules and the results of the human screening to learn from the human screening more about which autonomous rules are properly written, which rules are suspect, and also to create new autonomous rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventor: Benjamin Kwitek
  • Patent number: 11294978
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: identifying an aspect present in media content, wherein the aspect is associated with a user; determining, using a processor, whether the aspect is compatible with user permissions delineated in a user profile associated with the user; and performing, responsive to determining that the aspect of the media content is not compatible with the user permissions, a remedial action. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Gary David Cudak, Nathan J. Peterson, Amy Leigh Rose, Jennifer Lee-Baron, John Scott Crowe
  • Patent number: 11297150
    Abstract: Method, system, and programs for measuring user engagement. In one example, a model generated based on user activities with respect to a plurality pieces of content is obtained. One or more actual occurrences of the user activities with respect to one piece of the plurality pieces of content are identified. One or more future occurrences of the user activities with respect to the piece of content are estimated based on the model. A user engagement score with respect to the piece of content is calculated based on the one or more actual occurrences of the user activities and the one or more future occurrences of the user activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: VERIZON MEDIA INC.
    Inventors: Nathan Liu, Scott Gaffney, Jean-Marc Langlois
  • Patent number: 11291921
    Abstract: A system that may be utilized for locking electronic communications is provided. The system can allow an electronic communication to be encrypted, locked, hidden, or otherwise made unviewable by the system to form a locked communication. The locked communication can be configured to require that a recipient play the game and satisfy an objective of the game before the electronic communication is “unlocked” or made viewable for the recipient. The locked communication can be sent to multiple recipients or groups and can provide opportunities for competitive or cooperative play. Promotions, coupons, incentives, and marketing materials may be sent as locked communications and require or incentivize engagement by recipients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Texta, Inc.
    Inventors: Oren Schindler, Kristen Nelson, Kris Fernando, Dana Deskiewicz
  • Patent number: 11297545
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application disclose a switching method and an access network device. The switching method comprises: on a terminal device switching from a first control plane core network device to a second control plane core network device, a first access network device sending a tunnel setup request message to a second access network device; the first access network device receiving information of a data tunnel established by the second access network device according to the tunnel setup request message; and the first access network device sending information of the data tunnel to the terminal device, wherein the information of the data tunnel is used for data transmission between the terminal device and a user plane core network device. The embodiments of the present application can improve reliability of data transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Jianhua Liu, Ning Yang
  • Patent number: 11297153
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies disclosed herein are directed to an evolved packet core (“EPC”) applications microservices broker (“microservices broker”). According to one aspect of the concepts and technologies disclosed herein, a microservices broker can receive a microservice request that identifies a microservice. The microservices broker can check a microservices broker database for a user equipment (“UE”) that is capable of servicing the microservice request. The microservices broker can request a status of the UE from a home subscriber server (“HSS”). The status can indicate whether or not the UE is connected to a radio access network (“RAN”). If the status indicates that the UE is connected to the RAN, the microservices broker can route the microservice request to the UE for providing the microservice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventor: Arturo Maria
  • Patent number: 11297160
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus provides a sharing service of enabling information to be shared by one or more terminal apparatuses, the information processing apparatus being capable of communicating with the one or more terminal apparatuses, and the one or more terminal apparatuses being associated with a group; receives first identification information from each of the one or more terminal apparatuses; and associates the first identification information with the sharing service. When having associated the first identification information with the sharing service, the information processing apparatus associates, with the group, the one or more terminal apparatuses having received the first identification information from outside and having transmitted the first identification information; and provides the sharing service of enabling information to be shared by the one or more terminal apparatuses that are associated with the group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Mitsuo Ando
  • Patent number: 11295072
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, system, and computer program product for processing a form. A form processing system comprising a computer system and a form manager. The form manager is located in the computer system, wherein the form manager receives a selection of a form from a client application in the computer system; fills a set of fields in the form to form a filled form using text obtained from optical character recognition performed on an image of a document using metadata that defines a relationship between the set of fields in the form and text for a document type of the document; and sends the filled form to the client application in the computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: ADP, LLC
    Inventors: Aravind Sundar, Daniel Derham
  • Patent number: 11288383
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a memory and a hardware processor. The memory stores security restrictions. The processor detects that a user attempted to access a third-party application that does not use the stored security restrictions and communicates the stored security restrictions to the third-party application. The processor also receives a message indicating that the third-party application registered the security restrictions, determines, based on the stored security restrictions, that the user should be granted access to the third-party application, and in response to the determination that the user should be granted access to the third-party application, redirects the user to the third-party application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Kamaljeet Singh Bedi, David Lee Hoyle, Jyotiranjan Mohapatra, Vishal Patangia
  • Patent number: 11290409
    Abstract: A messaging application may receive a first input indicative of starting a conversation and a second input by a first user. The messaging application may determine that the second input is indicative of at least one attribute associated with the conversation. The messaging application may send to a messaging service data comprising information indicating a start of a new conversation and information indicating that the at least one attribute is associated with the conversation, wherein the messaging service stores in at least one database the at least one attribute associated with a thread identifier of the conversation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: BYTEDANCE INC.
    Inventors: Zihao Wang, Justin Jia-Zhao Lim
  • Patent number: 11290294
    Abstract: Techniques and solutions are described for facilitating collaborations between entities. A hub computing system is provided that is accessible to multiple client systems. The hub computing system can be used to create instances of collaboration entities, which can be of various defined types. Object instances can be created and included in, or referenced by, the collaboration entity instances. Clients may take various actions with respect to a collaboration entity instance using one or more hub services. At least a portion of the actions taken with respect to a collaboration entity instance can be recorded in a blockchain. The blockchain records can be used to verify actions taken with respect to a collaboration entity instance, and to verify the integrity of collaboration entity instances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Boris Greven, Frank Albrecht
  • Patent number: 11288399
    Abstract: A system for providing updatable secure content resource. A content server may pay a content resource on the content author for an access by a requester. The content server receives a session request call from the requester prior to accessing the content resource. In response to the session request, the content server generates a session for the requester. The content server generates a payload that includes a location identifying the content resource on the content author and embeds the embedded cryptographic content. The content server transmits the generated payload to the requester. A resource server may receive an authentication access request in response to the embedded cryptographic content. In response to authenticating the authentication access request, the resource server provides the access to the requester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: VISA INTERNATIONAL SERVICE ASSOCIATION
    Inventors: James Donaldson, Bartlomiej Prokop
  • Patent number: 11290920
    Abstract: A framework of abstraction of new and existing 5G radios can enhance capabilities of new and existing micro radios and other short range radio technologies to enable intelligent service delivery, dynamic access learning capability, and network slicing over 5G access networks. Enhancing layer communication for both control and user plane can be tunneled through the hosting layer and exploit a common transport provided by the hosting layer. The tunneling through the hosting layer can also enable the enhance capabilities to access the same radio management functions and can be orchestrated by the same core function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignees: AT&T INIELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Zhi Cui, Sangar Dowlatkhah
  • Patent number: 11283844
    Abstract: Systems and methods for virtual conferencing that allow a missing participant to provide information to active participants in a conference session in real time are disclosed. The systems and methods can be used to allow a missing participant to respond to queries submitted in a query bucket by one or more active participants. Responses provided by the missing participant can be viewed by active participants during the virtual conference session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Mitel Networks Corporation
    Inventor: Sachin Kumar Lal
  • Patent number: 11281289
    Abstract: A display apparatus and a mobile phone for content adjustment based on motion of a vehicle and an eye gaze of an occupant is provided. The display apparatus includes a display screen, a motion sensor, and an image capturing device. The display screen displays content. The display apparatus controls the motion sensor to capture a motion signal associated with the display apparatus. The display apparatus controls the image capturing device to capture an image of the occupant in the vehicle. The display apparatus determines a region of the eye gaze of the occupant on the display screen based on the captured image. The determined region on the display screen includes a portion of the displayed content. The display apparatus adjusts a movement of the portion of the displayed content in response to the captured motion signal being higher than a predefined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuchen Wang
  • Patent number: 11283750
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable recording medium having recorded thereon a computer program, which when executed by a computer, configures the computer to perform a message providing method may be provided. The method may include receiving message data including a message and metadata from a server, determining whether at least one keyword is included in the message, and updating chat room data of a reception chat room to include reception information of the message including the keyword based on results of the determining and the metadata, and displaying a chat room list based on the chat room data, the chat room list including (1) reception chat rooms having the message with the at least one keyword together with (2) inclusion information corresponding thereto, which indicates inclusion of the at least one keyword in the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: LINE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eun Hyuk Kim, Soon Ho Kwon, Geum Yong Yoo, Dong Young Kim, Yong Gi Hwang, Chul Soon Choi, Yong Seon Yim