Cooperative Computer Processing Patents (Class 709/205)
  • Patent number: 10180813
    Abstract: A processing device includes a reception unit, a processing unit, and an output unit. The reception unit receives a process designated by a user. The processing unit performs the process received by the reception unit. The output unit outputs the process to an external apparatus capable of executing the process received by the reception unit. When the reception unit receives multiple processes, a process that is included in the multiple processes and in which an output from the processing device has to be obtained is performed in the processing device, and at least a part of a process that is included in the multiple processes and in which an output from the processing device does not have to be obtained is output to the external apparatus by the output unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Niina, Tetsuya Wakiyama, Masashi Okano, Junichi Shimizu, Kiyotaka Tsuchibuchi, Hiroshi Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10181127
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs for generating revenue in an online game are presented. One method includes an operation for creating, in the online game, a first virtual currency and a game score, where the amount of the first virtual currency can be increased in exchange for real currency. The first virtual currency can be traded for advancement in the online game. Further, a game module, that is an autonomous game within the online game, is started, and a second virtual currency and a module score are created in the game module. The amount of the second virtual currency can be increased in exchange for real currency, where the second virtual currency can be traded for advancement in the game module and cannot be traded for advancement in the online game outside of the game module. Advancement in the game module increases the module score and does not increase the game score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: John Osvald, Michael Waite, Kyle Sauger, Lauren Duncan, Erik Nilsson
  • Patent number: 10181962
    Abstract: Wireless access points detect neighboring wireless access points in different subnets. Upon connecting with a wireless client, a wireless access point determines predictive roaming information for the wireless client. Predictive roaming information identifies the wireless client; its home network subnet; and includes connection information associated with the wireless client. The wireless access point forwards the predictive roaming information associated with a wireless client to neighboring wireless access points while the wireless client is still connected with the wireless access point. Neighboring wireless access points store received predictive roaming information. Upon connecting with a wireless client, a neighboring wireless access point determines if the wireless client matches the stored predictive roaming information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Aerohive Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Changming Liu, Yong Kang, Jianlin Zeng, Sreekanth Reddy
  • Patent number: 10175847
    Abstract: A portable device and a method for controlling a display device include receiving first display information of a first arrangement of icons displayed on a screen of the display device, displaying the first arrangement of icons on a display of a portable device based on the first display information, modifying the first arrangement of icons displayed on the display of the portable device to generate a second arrangement of icons, generating second display information based on the second arrangement of icons, and transmitting to the display device a request to display the second arrangement of icons on the display of the display device, the request comprising the second display information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Byung-jeong Jeon, Youn-gun Jung, In-young Shin, Hye-young Jun, Sun Choi, Won-jong Choi
  • Patent number: 10169401
    Abstract: Access to first data is provided to a first user and to a second user. A specified change is received from the first user. Access to second data generated based on the first user's specified change is provided only to the first user. The first data is updated based on the specified change, in response to a selection by the first user of an option to apply the specified change to the first data. Simultaneous access to the updated first data is provided to the first user and to the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ronald Ho, Zachary Erik Lloyd, Joseph Berceli-Wain
  • Patent number: 10168789
    Abstract: Systems and methods to facilitate user interactions with virtual content having two-dimensional representations and three-dimensional representations are presented herein. The system may include one or more of a headset, a mobile computing platform, and/or other components. The headset may be configured to provide an interactive space by generating images of virtual content that are superimposed over the user's view of the real-world. The interactive space may include views of virtual content having three-dimensional representation. The mobile computing platform may be configured to present virtual content having two-dimensional representations. The user may perform gestures to “move” virtual content from the two-dimensional representation on the mobile computing platform to a three-dimensional representation within the interactive space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Meta Company
    Inventors: Diego Leyton Soto, Cecilia Abadie, Florian Benjamin Radke
  • Patent number: 10171557
    Abstract: The media stream processing device between a plurality of media terminals (UA, UB, UC, UD) and a processing unit (UV) over a communication network. The processing unit (UV) is capable of sending a media stream transmission pause/resume command signal in the format of a RTP/RTCP real-time communication protocol or equivalent intended for at least one media terminal in response to a chosen event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: ALCATEL LUCENT
    Inventors: Stèphane Saada, Marin Osmond
  • Patent number: 10163243
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for accounting for features of computer-generated dynamic or simulation models being at different scales. Some examples of dynamic or simulation models may include models representing hair, fur, strings, vines, tails, or the like. In various embodiments, features at different scales in a complex dynamic or simulation model can be treated differently when rendered and/or simulated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Pixar
    Inventors: Andrew P. Witkin, John Anderson, Lena Petrovic
  • Patent number: 10158638
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, apparatus, methods, and computer-readable storage media for providing alerts in an online social network. In some implementations, the online social network is specific to an organization having one or more internal users and one or more external users. An indication of an action associated with providing data to the online social network is received from a computing device. A group associated with the indication of the action is identified. It is determined that the identified group includes the one or more external users. Responsive to determining that the identified group includes the one or more external users, an instruction to display an alert notification is provided at the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Michael Scott Micucci, Aditya Sesha Kuruganti, Theodore James Summe, Kedar Doshi, Leonard Gestrin, Sanjaya Lai, George Wen Su
  • Patent number: 10158898
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to personalized options for consumption of content assets. In one aspect, the personalized options can be supplied (e.g., transmitted) asynchronously and can be indicative of information associated with a media asset of likely interest to an end user. In another aspect, the personalized options can permit administration of the content assets, such as automated generation of storage configuration(s) and/or playback configuration(s), based at least on consumption behavior of an end-user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: John Harvey, Michael Mattozzi, Matthew Hawthorne, Jeremy Volkman
  • Patent number: 10157033
    Abstract: An audio information source interface that receives first audio information from an audio information source directly connected to the audio playback device; an ADC configured to sample the first audio information; a network interface configured to connect the audio playback device to a network and to receive packets from the network containing second audio information and playback timing information from a network audio information source; a DAC for generating an analog audio signal based on either the first or second audio information; an audio amplifier interconnected with the DAC and configured to amplify the audio signal; an audio reproduction device interface interconnected with the audio amplifier; and, a control module configured to receive commands via the network interface and to provide to the DAC one of the first or second audio information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventor: Nicholas A. J. Millington
  • Patent number: 10152468
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a mobile terminal including a wireless communication unit connected to a server providing first screen information matched to a preset address, a display unit configured to display the first screen information, a user input unit configured to receive a touch input for entering additional information on the first screen information, and a controller configured to control the display unit to display second screen information containing the first screen information and the additional information, and change the first screen information matched to the address to the second screen information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Yonghyun Kim, Yunjung Han
  • Patent number: 10142411
    Abstract: Identifying peers to a client for the client to obtain data. A method includes receiving from the client an identification of a dataset and a specification of one or more byte ranges of the dataset. As a result, the method further includes identifying one or more other clients associated with the one or more byte ranges of the dataset to acts as peers to the client. The method further includes providing an indication of the one or more of the other identified clients as peers to the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Burba, Brandon T. Hunt
  • Patent number: 10140384
    Abstract: A method and a system for dynamically modifying at least one element of a User Interface (UI) of a first electronic device are provided. The method includes collating usage information of at least one data source in the first electronic device, categorizing the collated usage information into one or more knowledge clusters, forming a knowledge graph using the one or more knowledge clusters, and dynamically modifying the at least one element of the UI based on the knowledge graph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sailesh Kumar Sathish, Nirmesh Neema, Bhavani Shankar Yeleswarapu, Ravitheja Tetali, Satnam Singh
  • Patent number: 10142265
    Abstract: A setup that allows special communication between the user and the specific user is provided. The server in an embodiment includes an information storage unit, an event reservation management unit, a virtual space management unit, and a video chat control unit. The virtual space management unit causes a standby screen to be displayed, the standby screen being a screen for standing by for the video chat with the specific user and including user information of a plurality of users standing by for the video chat. The video chat control unit specifies, in accordance with a predetermined rule, one user from the plurality of users standing by for video chat, and causes the communication for video chat to be performed between the terminal of the specified user and the terminal of the specific user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventors: Yoshiki Senjo, Chiaki Kasai, Shunta Iketaki, Koji Murata, Yuji Maeda, Hiroki Akagawa, Sho Miura
  • Patent number: 10140402
    Abstract: A method for collaborative analysis pre-processing of electronic models of engineering objects includes assigning a first user to de-feature a model of an engineering object during a first session to provide a de-featured model of an engineering object, assigning a second user to conduct other FEA pre-processing operations on the model of the engineering object during a second session, and applying the other FEA pre-processing operations for the model of the engineering object to the de-featured model of the engineering object. Example of other FEA pre-processing operations include applying a material definition to a geometry, pre-meshing a geometry, initiating automated meshing of a geometry, validating automated meshing of a geometry, editing a mesh for a geometry, manually meshing a geometry, and defining one or more boundary conditions for a geometry. The second session and the first session may be conducted concurrently. A corresponding system and apparatus are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Brigham Young University
    Inventors: Larissa Cannon, Charles Gregory Jensen, Thomas Trevor Nysetvold
  • Patent number: 10142121
    Abstract: Methods, systems, computer readable media, and apparatuses for providing synchronous supplemental experiences are presented. According to one or more aspects, a video signal may be transmitted to a display device, and a sync signal may be transmitted to at least one other device. The sync signal may include an identifier of a program currently being displayed and a time value indicating a current point in time of the program. In at least one arrangement, the sync signal may cause the at least one other device to access content synchronization data; determine, based on the content synchronization data, that at least one supplemental experience corresponds to the identifier of the program and the time value; and present the at least one supplemental experience to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Ryan Currier
  • Patent number: 10135919
    Abstract: Facilitating browser access to cached content available from a peer to peer network by receiving a request for content from a content server, receiving from the content server content metadata indicating that the requested content is available from at least one alternative user computing device via a peer to peer network, instantiating on the user computing device a browser helper application which facilitates access to the peer to peer network, and receiving from the content server a lookup table comprising a list of alternative user computing devices from which the requested content is available. The lookup table can be parsed to select an alternative user computing device from which the content, or portions thereof, is requested. The received content can the be stored for later use or presented to the user via the browser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventors: Chyr-Song Ting, Chyr-Chong Ting
  • Patent number: 10135666
    Abstract: There are provided a method and apparatus for delivering transport characteristics of multimedia data. According to an aspect of the present invention, transport characteristics of media data that can be divided in a unit of a Media Processing Unit (MPU) are created in a unit of a predetermined number of MPUs, the created transport characteristics and a flag indicating presence or absence of the created transport characteristics are inserted into the media data, and the resultant media data is delivered. Accordingly, by using transport characteristics in units of media data unit groups, each media data unit corresponding to a short time length, it is possible to effectively control Quality of Service (QoS) in a dynamically changing transport environment, like a mobile network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignees: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., University-Industry Cooperation Group of Kyung Hee University
    Inventors: Kyung-Mo Park, Sung-Oh Hwang, Doug-Young Suh, Yong-Hun Lee
  • Patent number: 10133817
    Abstract: Methods and systems described herein relate to management of media playback based on media preferences. A computing device may receive data indicating that a media item is available to be played by a media playback system. A media preference associated with the media item may then be identified based on the received data. The media preference may be identified in a preference database. Based on the media preference, the computing device determines whether the media item is or is not to be played by the media playback system. If a determination is made that the media item is not to be played, the computing device sends to the media playback system, an indication that the media item is not to be played. If a determination is made that the media item is to be played, the computing device causes the media item to be played by the media playback system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventor: Maarten van der Heide
  • Patent number: 10129264
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and an apparatus for implementing document sharing between user groups. The method comprises: receiving document sharing request information sent by a user in a first user group, the document sharing request information carrying an identifier of a target shared document and an identifier of a second user group; sending a shared document instruction to the second user group according to the identifier of the second user group, the shared document instruction carrying an identifier of a to-be-created shared document and an index of the to-be-created shared document and being used for instructing the second user group to create a shared document corresponding to the target shared document, the index of the to-be-created document being the same as the identifier of the target shared document, for associating the to-be-created document with the target shared document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignees: BEIJING KINGSOFT OFFICE SOFTWARE, INC, ZHUHAI KINGSOFT OFFICE SOFTWARE CO., LTD
    Inventors: Yuntong Chao, Chuantong Huang, Kongsheng Zhao, Huan Liu, Qixu Lang, Yafei Li, Ting Fang
  • Patent number: 10127035
    Abstract: A system and method of modifying application implementation is described. Modification of application implementation may include modification, addition, and/or removal of machine-readable instructions. Modification of machine readable instructions prior to run-time may modify implementation of one or more features. Physical computer processor(s) may be configured by computer readable instructions to obtain machine-readable instructions. Machine-readable instructions may, cause a target computing platform to implement an application when executed. Physical computer processor(s) may obtain information regarding implementation of the application by the target computing platform and analyze the machine-readable instructions and/or the information to create one or more rules for modifying application implementation by the computing platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Flexion Mobile Limited
    Inventors: Andreas Nils Olof MacMahon, Peter Zoltan Takacs, Jonathan Richard Williamson
  • Patent number: 10108596
    Abstract: Version control for a document can include receiving from a user a request to commit one or more revisions to a master document in a document repository. The one or more revisions can be included in a local copy of the master document. A processor can determine whether an accept only designation is assigned to at least a portion of the local copy. In response to a determination that an accept only designation is assigned to at least a portion of the local copy, the respective revisions assigned an accept only designation can be disallowed from incorporation into the master document. Revisions made to the master document can be sent to the user for incorporation into the user's local copy of the master document. Such sending is not prevented by the assignment of an accept only designation to at least a portion of the local copy of the master document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Erik J. Burckart, Andrew J. Ivory, Aaron Kyle Shook, David M. Stecher
  • Patent number: 10110703
    Abstract: There is a mission management system includes core software modules instantiable, configurable, and deployable at runtime to complete a mission objective. The system also includes asset platforms directable to complete the mission objective or another mission objective. An operational node is further included for instantiating and configuring the core software modules at runtime to direct the asset platforms to complete the mission objective or the another mission objective. The asset platforms are connectable to establish a session with the operational node to enable the direction. The configured software modules are migratable between the operational node and the asset platforms at runtime. A computer-readable medium is active across the system to provide architecture and processor-executable instructions for the instantiation, configuration, and deployment of software modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Jared D. Stallings, Jared B. Dorny, Michael A. Young, Michael P. Highfill, Rob J. Lawrence
  • Patent number: 10108613
    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. Data is generated based on at least one event associated with a collaborative activity and stored as a content item. The content item is accessed to generate at least a portion of the searchable attributes of the data based on the contents of the content item. The server enables a first client data connection from a first client computer to the data to provide a first client user access to the data and a second client data connection from a second client computer to the data to provide a second client user access to the data and the searchable attributes of the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Open Text SA ULC
    Inventors: Jared M. Spataro, Cornelia A. West, David Glazer, Ronald E. Schneider
  • Patent number: 10095805
    Abstract: An instructional design tool is provided for designing learning based applications. More specifically, the instructional design tool is configured to use captured expert knowledge for translating such knowledge into an environment used for instructional purposes. The instructional design tool includes at least one component configured to visually model a gaming scenario using recorded knowledge and graphical content defined by values associated with classes of respective models and translate the defined values into a standardized XML format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Bonasso, Sara Giordano, Rahul Gupta, Kathryn Marietta-Tondin, Janis A. Morariu, Devang D. Patel, Amy S. Purdy, Michael Reed, Antonella Vaccina
  • Patent number: 10096261
    Abstract: A device may receive a single artifact. The single artifact may encapsulate a group of modules with permissions associated with generating a user interface for computer-based coursework. A first module, of the group of modules, may be associated with a first permission of the permissions. A second module, of the group of modules, may be associated with a second permission of the permissions. The device may populate a user interface with information and one or more user interface elements based on the group of modules, the permissions, and a level of user of a user utilizing the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: The MathWorks, Inc.
    Inventors: Santosh C. Kasula, Loren P. Dean, Henry H. Atkins, Jarrod M. Rivituso
  • Patent number: 10089603
    Abstract: Methods and computer program products for establishing communication events between an initiator user and a recipient user over a first communication system. The initiator and recipient users are contacts within a second communication system but are not contacts within the first communication system. For the initiator and recipient users, an association between a first user identity in the first communication system and a second user identity in the second communication system is determined. The initiator user device uses the association for the recipient user to determine the first user identity of the recipient user. A setup request to establish the communication event is sent over the first communication system from a first initiator client to a first recipient client. A communication event is authorized to proceed over the first communication system on the basis that the initiator user and the recipient user are contacts within the second communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Vincent Marc Oberle, Lindsay Simon Roberts, Tyler Wells, Jonathan David Rosenberg
  • Patent number: 10091112
    Abstract: In an example, there is disclosed a load balancing network apparatus, including a first network interface operable to communicatively couple to a first network; a plurality of second network interfaces operable to communicatively couple to a second network; and one or more logic elements providing a load balancing engine operable for: receiving an address mask; receiving an incoming network packet; masking a destination virtual network address with the address mask to match a plurality of virtual ip addresses; and load balancing the incoming network packet to the plurality of service nodes. There is also disclosed one or more computer-readable mediums including instructions for carrying out the operations, and a method of providing load balancing including carrying out the operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Samar Sharma, Mouli Vytla, Rajendra Kumar Thirumurthi
  • Patent number: 10091111
    Abstract: A network infrastructure provisioned according to design information received via a web portal contains one or more nodes and facilitates deployment of services and associated data across physical and virtualized resources for a content delivery path between a content source and a content consumer according to technical and business needs of a content provider. Provisioning is accomplished by storing the design information in one or more repositories, the repositories containing data, packaging information and metadata of the one or more nodes, and one or more map files specifying the respective addresses of the one or more nodes. The network infrastructure is instantiated based on the design information stored in the one or more repositories and the one or more map files by configuring the nodes according to the design information and communicatively coupling the nodes with one another; and registering the instantiated nodes with a global software load balancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: VIDSCALE SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: John M. Scharber, Richard Pugh
  • Patent number: 10089367
    Abstract: Provided is a process including: obtaining activity profiles; for each activity profile, sorting the activity records in order of the timestamps; obtaining a query having a rule specifying criteria to select a subset of the individuals; and for each sorted activity profile: iterating through the sorted activity records in sorted order and at each iteration: determining whether the attribute of the geolocation of the respective activity record matches the activity of the activity pattern and, in response to determining a match: determining the activity pattern count; determining whether the activity pattern count satisfies the first condition and, in response to determining that the first condition is satisfied: initializing the activity pattern count; determining the quantifier count; and determining whether the quantifier count satisfies the second condition and, in response designating the individual corresponding to the respective sorted activity profile as responsive to the query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: PlaceIQ, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Milton, Duncan McCall
  • Patent number: 10089403
    Abstract: Systems, methods and interfaces for the selective management of information collected by a software browser application are provided. The software browser application obtains content from a network resource, such as a Web page. The software browser application presents, among other controls, a graphical icon that is representative of a command to initiate a network-based service, such as network-based storage. The software browser application can also group similar content to provide for collective network service commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew L. Trahan, Brett R. Taylor, Jonathan A. Jenkins
  • Patent number: 10091312
    Abstract: An electronic device identifier mapping and resolution system are disclosed which may be used to analyze various device identifiers associated with an online event initiated by a particular device in applying a matching algorithm to determine a unique device identifier and/or device profile for the device. Device identifiers provided from disparate sources (such as web browser cookies, network IP addresses, device-specific identifiers, application-specific identifiers, custom identifiers, probabilistic identifiers, etc.), including both deterministic and/or probabilistic identifiers, may be analyzed according to the matching algorithm to determine a device identifier associated with the device. Matching algorithms may be customized and configured to a high degree of complexity for respective entities, such as to analyze disparate device identifiers according to a variety of identifier comparison functions and matching tiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: THE 41ST PARAMETER, INC.
    Inventors: Manoj Khanwalkar, Adler Camacho, Stephen Van Lare, Omer Winkler, Luke David Tuttle, Surag I. Patel
  • Patent number: 10083393
    Abstract: An embodiment is an avatar or avatar environment to visualize data within an athletic performance system or service and/or a social network system or service, for example as part of the Internet. The avatar may further evolve or alter its appearance, animation, or other visual or audio characteristics in response to the data or other input. In particular, the avatar of an embodiment may respond to and provide visualization of athletic or sport performance data. According to one or more aspects, an avatar may be placed on other network sites and updated based on athletic performance data. The avatar may be awarded for goals achieved by a user. The awards or gifts may further include non-avatar related items such as apparel, gift cards and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Nims, Roberto Tagliabue, Danielle Quatrochi
  • Patent number: 10078872
    Abstract: A system is disclosed that provides functionality for users to manage and use chat channels. This system enables admin users of the chat channel to manage channel lines, and options for channel line members to manage chat line presentity status such as hold and resume and apply controls such as transfer and forward or bridge the chat with the PSTN network. The chat channels provide a range of chat communications modes including intercom, inbound, shout-down, open, conference, and direct messaging. The intercom mode provides secure group chat for the channel line members, and the inbound mode allows non channel members to initiate secure group chat with the channel line members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: CHATNELS SOFTWARE INC.
    Inventors: Nelly Kim Linh Quon, Colin Shong Chin Quon
  • Patent number: 10078580
    Abstract: A method on a processor of an application wrapper computer includes, for each of a plurality of features of an application program in an application package, associating a wrapper component with the feature, identifying a location of the feature in the application program, and identifying from a portion of the application program at the location whether the feature will have an operational error during execution responsive to a request from the feature for access to a resource of a user device being blocked by the wrapper component. For each of the plurality of features, the method further responds to an operational error being identified by identifying content of an acceptable response to the request to avoid the operational error, and modifying the wrapper component to provide the content of the acceptable response to the request when the wrapper component is blocking the request from accessing the resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: CA, INC.
    Inventors: Vikrant Nandakumar, Madhusudhan Ganda, Vardhineedi Satyanarayana Murthy, Hemanth Kumar Pinninti
  • Patent number: 10075433
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for allowing a user to easily collaborate with users from different organizations. In response to authenticating the user to access the environment of the user's home organization, a list of outside organizations where the user has visitor status is obtained. Outside organization(s) in the list of outside organizations that have content to be viewed by the user are identified. An object associated with the user's home organization, objects associated with the outside organizations where the user has visitor status as well as indications (e.g., star) associated with those outside organizations that have content to be shared with the user are displayed on the user interface of the user's computing device. In this manner, the user will be able to collaborate with an outside organization that has content to be shared in response to selecting the object associated with the outside organization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mustansir Banatwala, David A. Brooks, David L. Durazzano, Amy D. Travis
  • Patent number: 10073905
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling and modifying a live presentation are disclosed. A server system transmits presentation data to a presentation device for display. While transmitting the presentation data to the presentation device for display, the system receives one or more presentation interactions. The system then transmits each interaction stored in the interaction queue to the presentation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Sergey Skrobotov
  • Patent number: 10069925
    Abstract: A server device includes an acquisition unit which acquires contextual information of a client device; a Web site specification unit which specifies a Web site according to the contextual information; a temporary storage unit which temporarily stores Web content that is acquired from the Web site; a communication unit which transmits the Web content that is stored in the temporary storage unit to the client device; and a control unit which controls operations of the entire server device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tetsuo Yutani
  • Patent number: 10069931
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and a system for pushing recommended friends to a user on a social networking site, wherein, the method includes: automatically analyzing usage information of each user on a current social networking site to obtain feature information of each user; matching feature information of a user on the current social network with feature information of other users on the current social networking site to obtain matching goodness-of-fit values of feature information between the user and the other users; determining users corresponding to matching goodness-of-fit values which are greater than a preset goodness-of-fit value as matching users of the user; sending friend recommendation information to the user, wherein the friend recommendation information includes information of each matching user. The present document can achieve that a social networking site actively recommends friends to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventor: Xing Wei
  • Patent number: 10063595
    Abstract: A system is disclosed that includes components and features for enabling enterprise users to securely access enterprise resources (documents, data, application servers, etc.) using their mobile devices. An enterprise can use some or all components of the system to, for example, securely but flexibly implement a BYOD (bring your own device) policy in which users can run both personal applications and secure enterprise applications on their mobile devices. The system may, for example, implement policies for controlling mobile device accesses to enterprise resources based on device attributes (e.g., what mobile applications are installed), user attributes (e.g., the user's position or department), behavioral attributes, and other criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Waheed Qureshi, Thomas H. DeBenning, Ahmed Datoo, Olivier Andre, Shafaq Abdullah, John M. McGinty, Kelly Brian Roach
  • Patent number: 10062087
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus provide a customized service based on a user log in a wireless communication system. A method of a terminal collects user data existing inside a terminal. The method transmits the user data to a log manage server. The method receives a mission determined based on user data from the log manage server. The method transmits performance results regarding the mission to the log manage server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Joon-seop Oh, Seung-Hyun Baek
  • Patent number: 10063465
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a network system or the like in which the construction cost of a network for a plurality of control systems is suppressed which is excellent in resistance to a network failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Maruyama, Tsutomu Yamada, Chikashi Komatsu, Mitsuyasu Kido, Shouji Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10055545
    Abstract: Some implementations may provide a computer-assisted method for master data management, the method including: receiving configuration information defining a model of entities, each entity encoding attributes of a prescriber of one or more healthcare products; receiving specification information defining mapping logic, searching logic, and matching logic, and merging logic for processing base entities and related entities of the model; receiving data from more than one source customer databases, the customer database including data encoding prescribers of healthcare products and being maintained by more than one organizations; translating the received data into staging data according to the mapping logic in the received specification information; generating master data by processing the staging data according to the searching logic, matching logic, and merging logic in the received specification information; and synchronizing at least a portion of the master data to at least one of the source customer database
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Quintiles IMS Incorporated
    Inventors: Prashanth Nimmagadda, Stephen Meyles, Derek Slager, Drew Vance, Matthew Ferlo
  • Patent number: 10055486
    Abstract: Described is a system for real world event summarization with microblog data. The system collects microblog image posts related to a real world event based on an event tag and generates a heterogeneous network (having nodes and edges) based on the microblog image posts. The nodes are ranked and images are then extracted from top-ranked nodes for display to the user as a real world event summarization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Jiejun Xu, Tsai-Ching Lu
  • Patent number: 10057698
    Abstract: A method for operating a wireless audio playback device that has an electro-acoustic transducer and a microphone, wherein the wireless audio playback device is configured for playback of audio signals received from a plurality of digital audio sources and for synchronized audio playback with one or more other wireless audio playback devices. A particular predefined user action is detected. Based on the detection, wireless communication with another wireless audio playback device is enabled. Then an audio signal received by the device microphone is transmitted to and played by the other wireless audio playback device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Don L. Drinkwater, Naganagouda B. Patil
  • Patent number: 10057245
    Abstract: A method may receive, over a network and at a host's media player that is logged in to a host's media account, a play request from a guest's device. The play request may include a request to play a guest's media item from the guest's media account and may be compliant with a first protocol. In response to receiving the play request, the method may initiate a guest mode on the host's media player, log out the host's media account, and securely store the host's credentials. The method may log in the guest's media account with fewer permissions than the host's permissions. The method may play the guest's media item and establish a connection between the host's media player and the guest's device in accordance with a second protocol. Upon completion of playback, the method may log out the guest's media account and log in the host's media account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Peter Yastrebenetsky, Vishnu Sivaji, Patrick Chilton
  • Patent number: 10051080
    Abstract: A first message resilience client device receives a message and a request to deliver the message, on behalf of a remote client/server-based client application that originated the message, to a client/server-based server application that provides outgoing client/server messaging services to the remote client/server-based client application that originated the message. In response to determining that the connection to the server device that executes the client/server-based server application is not currently possible with any available connection, the message is stored locally for one of later delivery to the client/server-based server application and propagation of the message to another message resilience client device on behalf of the remote client/server-based client application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Laurence J. Plant
  • Patent number: 10044822
    Abstract: A communication apparatus includes a memory and a processor. The processor is configured to perform operations including acquiring device IDs and calculation data items from a plurality of calculation devices, respectively, each device ID and each calculation data item being in association with each other. In a case where a group ID stored in the memory is selected, transmitting names data items corresponding to the acquired device IDs and the acquired calculation data items corresponding to the acquired device IDs, in association with the group ID to a server, and receiving an integrated data item being obtained based on the names data items and the acquired calculation data items associated with the group ID.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Naoki Akae
  • Patent number: 10038877
    Abstract: Systems and methods for displaying a teleconference session are described. Teleconference data including display streams is transmitted to a number of client computers. Each of the streams may include at least a video and an audio component. A user interface includes a first display area rendering a first stream and a second display area rendering a second stream. An event may occur that removes a video component from the first stream. In response to the event, the rendering of the first stream may be removed from the first display area, and one or more streams of the plurality of streams may be displayed in at least a portion of the first display area. Such techniques for modifying user interface displays based on the actions of select users that have transitioned to an audio-only mode can optimize the use of a display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Thomas Faulkner, Ekaterina Bassova, Thaddeus A. Scott, Marcelo Daniel Truffat, Mansoor Malik, Matthew Benjamin Blank, Kevin D. Morrison, Timothy Michael Cleary