Demand Based Messaging Patents (Class 709/206)
  • Patent number: 10237208
    Abstract: Facilitating replying to received email messages includes presenting a selectable set of fast reply tokens that correspond to snippets of multimedia content, providing a mechanism to superimpose a selected subset of the fast reply tokens on to different portions of the received email message to compose an annotated email messages, wherein the fast reply tokens are separate from any reply email text, and sending the annotated email message. The fast reply tokens may include action icons, status icons, emoticons, emojis, expressive elements, clip art, highlighters, geometric shapes, arrows, short tunes, audio clips, video clips, abbreviated standard texts, and freehand notes. Facilitating replying to received email messages may also include providing cultural adaptations and localization of fast reply tokens based on a setting provided by a recipient of the annotated email message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: EVERNOTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Phil Libin, Keith Lang, Richard M. Warwick, Christopher Hinkle, Juan Carlos Jimenez, Ken Ryall, Matthew Armendariz
  • Patent number: 10237229
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for improving readability and understandability in messages posted on a social media website. The messages posted on a social media website, such as the user's social networking feed, are scanned. The scanned messages are analyzed for topics, meaning and/or tenses using natural language processing. The text in the scanned messages are split into message segments based on topic, meaning, tenses, punctuation, custom identifiers, hashtags and/or @ symbols. These message segments are then grouped based on relatedness of the topics, meaning and/or tenses. The message segments are ordered in each group of message segments, such as based on timestamps. The ordered message segments are then displayed to the user. By displaying these message segments in separate groupings in a logical order, the user will be able to view the messages posted on the user's social media website in a more readable and understandable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul R. Bastide, Fang Lu, Alaa Abou Mahmoud
  • Patent number: 10235018
    Abstract: Electronic messages are displayed as tiles. A tile may include a background related to the electronic message. For example, the background of a tile may be a preview of an attachment to the message. When the message includes an attachment (e.g. document, picture, link . . . ), an overlay is displayed over the background. The overlay includes information relating to the electronic message (i.e. subject, sender, time, message preview . . . ). When the message does not include an attachment then the tile may include all/portion of the content of the electronic message. For example, the tile may include the subject, sender, time stamp, and message content. A user may switch between different browsing experiences (e.g. conversation view, list view, strip view, . . . ). When a tile represents a conversation each sender within the conversation may be displayed on a tile along with a preview of the messages of the conversation (i.e. the most recent message).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Yanling Wang, Hui Wang
  • Patent number: 10237210
    Abstract: An information processing system includes an apparatus and terminal devices, wherein a first terminal device of the terminal devices includes a first acquisition unit acquiring a file name of one file stored in the apparatus using first user information, a first send unit sending a message including the first user information and access information and directed to the second user, wherein a second terminal device of the terminal devices includes a receiving unit receiving the message from the another apparatus based on second user information, a second acquisition unit acquiring one file specified by the access information using the first user information, wherein the apparatus includes a determination unit determining whether one file is sent to the second terminal device based on the first user information and information of the user who can access one file, and a second send unit sending one file to the second terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Ryoh Shimomoto
  • Patent number: 10237220
    Abstract: Techniques to promote filtered messages based on historical reply rate are described. In one embodiment, an apparatus may comprise a messaging interface component operative to receive an incoming message; and transmit the incoming message to a configured delivery mailbox on a client device; and a destination mailbox configuration component operative to determine one or more connection categories between the sender account and the recipient account; determine a predicted reply rate for the incoming message based on the one or more connection categories, a recipient reply history for the recipient account, and a sender reply history for the sender account; configure the delivery mailbox for the incoming message based on the predicted reply rate; identify a most-prominent connection category of the one or more connection categories; and configure the incoming message with a banner message indicating the most-prominent connection category. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Michael David Adkins, Seth Garrett Steinberg Rosenberg
  • Patent number: 10237221
    Abstract: Techniques to promote filtered messages based on historical reply rate are described. In one embodiment, an apparatus may comprise a messaging interface component operative to receive an incoming message; and transmit the incoming message to a configured delivery mailbox on a client device; and a destination mailbox configuration component operative to determine one or more connection categories between the sender account and the recipient account; determine a predicted reply rate for the incoming message based on the one or more connection categories, a recipient reply history for the recipient account, and a sender reply history for the sender account; configure the delivery mailbox for the incoming message based on the predicted reply rate; identify a most-prominent connection category of the one or more connection categories; and configure the incoming message with a banner message indicating the most-prominent connection category. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Michael David Adkins, Seth Garrett Steinberg Rosenberg
  • Patent number: 10230674
    Abstract: Managing discussion threads within an electronic communication system includes detecting that an electronic message sent from a sender to a first recipient is forwarded from the sender to a second recipient and, responsive to the detecting, identifying at least one electronic message related to the forwarded message exchanged between the sender and the second recipient as a virtual discussion thread. A client is notified of that the virtual discussion thread exists and is correlated with the electronic message from the sender. The virtual discussion thread is provided to the client of the first recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Al Chakra, Thomas Dolan, John Rice, Hamed Sako
  • Patent number: 10229218
    Abstract: A method and system for identifying relevant messages in a conversation graph includes identifying a context message within the conversation graph. The context message is marked as relevant and additional messages are marked as relevant based on various criteria. A plurality of authors of messages marked as relevant is identified and a plurality of unmarked messages authored by the plurality of authors is marked as relevant. In addition, a plurality of parent messages of messages marked as relevant are identified and marked as relevant. A list comprising messages marked as relevant is then provided to a user. Multiple steps can be repeated until convergence after which the list can be provided to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Ross Cohen, Kyle Maxwell, Stuart Hood, Cara Meverden, Coleen Baik, Marcel Molina
  • Patent number: 10229120
    Abstract: Disclosed are various systems, methods, and other embodiments for group control of networked media play. In various embodiments, an application is executed in a server that maintains a play list of media content items in association with a group of individuals. The media content items listed in the play list are transmitted from the server to a plurality of clients, each of the clients being associated with a corresponding one of the individuals in the group. The play list is modified as a function of client interaction with the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher L. Scofield, Luan K. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10230816
    Abstract: Disclosed aspects relate to communication management in a social networking environment. A source communication with respect to a topic may be received by the social networking environment. In response to receiving the source communication, a response communication by a first user may be detected. The response communication may relate to the topic. Using a set of topic expertise data for the first user with respect to the topic, a trust factor for the user with respect to the topic may be determined. Based on the trust factor, a communication arrangement may be established in the social networking environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mustansir Banatwala, David A. Brooks, Miguel A. Estrada, Joseph A. Russo
  • Patent number: 10230673
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for generating contextually relevant messages are provided. In some embodiments, a method for generating contextually relevant messages is provided, the method comprising: requesting content from a content source; receiving a content item; causing the content item to be presented using a display device; causing an endorsement indication corresponding to an endorsing user to be concurrently presented with the content item, wherein a user associated with the request for content and the endorsing user are social connections; receiving user input selecting the endorsement indication; causing a temporary messaging interface including a temporary message from the user to the endorsing user to be presented; causing a permanent message to be created based on the temporary message and received user input; and causing the permanent message to be presented to the endorsing user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Justin Lewis, Gavin James
  • Patent number: 10228821
    Abstract: A method of generating a message from dynamic online contents for inputting to an application via an inputting platform, such as a method editor (IME) or a virtual keyboard (VKB), is disclosed, wherein the method links to online contents via a command through the inputting platform and dynamically generates a new content by replacing a portion of the original content from the online content with a different content in a database if the portion of the original content matches a predefined rule, wherein the new content is sent to the input field of the application for inputting a message to the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: KIKA TECH (HK) HOLDINGS CO., LIMITED
    Inventor: Hsu-Kuang Chao
  • Patent number: 10225356
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses an information receiving method, applied for a terminal to receive information pushed by a server, the method including: the terminal listening to a notification message transmitted from the server; the terminal establishing a connection with the server based upon the notification message listened; and the terminal receiving information transmitted from the server over the connection, and upon reception of the information transmitted from the server, the terminal disconnecting the connection immediately or after a preset period of time. The disclosure further discloses a terminal and a storage medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignees: JUHAOKAN TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., HISENSE USA CORPORATION, HISENSE INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tao Li
  • Patent number: 10225281
    Abstract: Systems and methods are presented which generate modified email messages, which are largely devoid of embedded functions, from original email messages, which have embedded functions. The embedded functions are amenable to self-executing codes such as viruses, worms, and Trojan programs. Thus, the modified email message without these embedded functions, and any argument associated with these functions, provides a more secure email environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: UBER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: W. Todd Daniell, Dale W. Malik
  • Patent number: 10223530
    Abstract: A threat response platform to act as a bridge between non-inline security programs and inline security programs. The threat response platform receives event reports, relating to client devices, from the non-inline security programs and creates incident reports for a user. The incident reports describe the event report and also additional data gathered by an active correlation system of the threat response platform. The active correlation system automatically gathers various types of data that are potentially useful to a user in determining whether the reported event is an incidence of malware operating on the client device or a false positive. The active correlation system places a temporary agent on the client device to identify indications of compromise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Proofpoint, Inc.
    Inventors: Theron D. Tock, Michael P. Horn
  • Patent number: 10223369
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system for processing electronic messages. The system includes a communications module configured to interoperate with a plurality of email servers and coupled to a message processing module. The message processing module is configured to identify inbound messages and process such messages based on statistical analysis, user training, and shared rules. The system is compatible with most existing email clients and servers. The invention also relates to methods for processing messages and methods for training message processing systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: SaneBox, Inc.
    Inventors: Stuart Roseman, Peter Kovacs, Jason Gloudon, Garvin Gloudon, Dmitri Leonov
  • Patent number: 10223082
    Abstract: A code analysis system is described herein that provides code completion for programming languages that include elements that are not statically discoverable and that provides results in a predictable period that is acceptable for an interactive user interface. The system compiles each file into an intermediate state that can be stored and cached to speed later analysis of files. In addition, when executing a particular file, the system monitors a time-based threshold and/or a recursion depth so that if the compilation time is exceeding the threshold or a function is exceeding the recursion depth the system can stop the execution and use the intermediate results obtained up to that point to provide as much information as possible within a bounded execution time. When dynamic analysis fails, the system falls back to static analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Jefferson King, Alan Oursland
  • Patent number: 10225228
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus related to determining an effect on dissemination of information related to an event based on a dynamic confidence level associated with the event. For example, an event and an event confidence level of the event may be determined based on a message of a user. An effect on dissemination of information related to the event may be determined based on the confidence level. A new confidence level may be determined based on additional data associated with the event and the effect on dissemination of information may be adjusted based on the new confidence level. In some implementations, the additional data may be based on a new message that is related to the message, such as a reply to the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Tomkins, Shanmugasundaram Ravikumar, Shalini Agarwal, MyLinh Yang, Bo Pang, Mark Yinan Li
  • Patent number: 10225093
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to question and answer management in a collaborative environment, and provide a novel and non-obvious method, system and apparatus for synchronizing questions and answers in an instant messaging session. In one embodiment of the invention, a method of synchronizing questions and answers in an instant messaging session can be provided. The method can include maintaining an instant messaging session between first and second participants, identifying questions and answers in the instant messaging text, matching each of the answers to a corresponding one of the questions, and displaying the matched questions and answers supplementally to the displaying of the chat transcript, ensuring that a participant does not overlook a question where response on their part is required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Belinda Y. Chang, Shruti Gandhi, Angela Richards Jones, Pamela A. Nesbitt
  • Patent number: 10225459
    Abstract: An image reproducing apparatus that is capable of easily reproducing image data intended for viewing. A read-out unit reads out a plurality of images recorded in a recording medium. A control unit determines target images among the plurality of images based on a reference date. The control unit specifies a shooting date on which a predetermined number or greater number of images were taken around the reference date and determines images taken on the specified shooting date as the target images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hitoshi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10222882
    Abstract: According to an aspect, an electronic device includes an informing unit, an operating unit, and a control unit. The informing unit performs informing of first information and informing of second information to be informed after the first information. The operating unit accepts an operation. The control unit causes the informing unit to suppress the informing of the second information when the operation is performed for the operating unit during a period of time from when the informing of the first information is performed until the second information is informed, or during the informing of the second information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomohiro Sudou
  • Patent number: 10218646
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, are described for storing message data in a PubSub system. In certain examples, messages are received from a plurality of publishers for a plurality of channels. The messages are stored in a writable portion of a respective buffer for the channel according to an order, wherein messages in the writable portion of the buffer are inaccessible to subscribers. The method may also include advancing a pointer demarcating a boundary between the writable portion and a readable portion of the buffer such that the message is in the readable portion after the pointer has advanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Satori Worldwide, LLC
    Inventor: Younes Hafri
  • Patent number: 10216353
    Abstract: An interface enables perception of information regarding e-mail communications. The interface includes an e-mail application user interface that enables perception of e-mail message information for one or more e-mails received by an e-mail participant and that enables active display of one or more of the received e-mails selected by the e-mail participant, The interface also includes a mechanism that determines a request for e-mail message information for one of the e-mails from within a desired e-mail message that is not actively displayed. The interface further includes an informational tool tip that provides a temporary perceivable indication to the e-mail participant of at least a portion of the requested information for the desired e-mail message while maintaining active display of the one or more selected e-mails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: James Andrew Canfield, Kenneth Carbone, David Fairlie Colburn, Linda Nols Myers, Thomas E. Van Lenten, Gregory Alan Willis
  • Patent number: 10216709
    Abstract: A unified messaging platform is described which provides a comprehensive environment for collaboration, file sharing, and project management. In aspects, the unified messaging platform is organized based on one or more teams or projects, where each team or project is further organized by customizable categories. A user interface is provided for ready access to information related to each category (e.g., communications, files, tasks, work product, etc.), which information is automatically and seamlessly synchronized across the platform such that each team member remains abreast of the current progress and status of a project. For instance, cooperation and collaboration are facilitated by features such as inline replies, which enable team members to comment on and reply to specific items within a single synchronized version of a message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Mira Lane, Michael Brasket, Larry Waldman, Chad Voss
  • Patent number: 10218670
    Abstract: A computing system may generate an email application and a calendar application. The email application may be configured to retrieve at least one task from a task database, retrieve at least one email from an email database, and concurrently present the at least one retrieved task and the at least one retrieved email in an email user interface, the at least one retrieved task and the at least one retrieved email being adjacent and non-overlapping within the email user interface. The calendar application may be configured to retrieve the at least one task from the task database, retrieve at least one appointment from an appointment database, and concurrently present the at least one retrieved task and the at least one retrieved appointment in a calendar user interface, the at least one retrieved task and the at least one retrieved appointment being adjacent and non-overlapping within the calendar user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Vijay Umapathy, Alessandro Suraci, Robyn D. Coultas, Cedomir Segulja, Federico Asara, Scott Andrew Grant, Xander Pollock
  • Patent number: 10216829
    Abstract: A method for a processing device to determine whether to assign a data item to at least one cluster of data items is disclosed. The processing device may identify a signature of the data item, the signature including a set of elements. The processing device may select a subset of the set of elements to form at least one partial signature. The processing device may combine the selected subset of elements into at least one token. The processing device may determine whether the at least one token is present in a memory. The memory may be configured to contain an existing set of tokens. The processing device may determine whether to assign the data item to at least one cluster based on whether the at least one token is present in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Acquire Media Ventures Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan A. Marshall, Lawrence C. Rafsky
  • Patent number: 10218664
    Abstract: A system, apparatus, and methods are provided for queuing and resending organically generated invitations by members of a user community. During operation, the system sends a first invitation organically generated by a first member of the community to an invitee. For one or more time periods after the invitee receives the first invitation, the system performs the following steps. First, the system queues all invitations organically generated by members of the community and addressed to the invitee within the time period. Next, if the invitee is not a member of the user community when the time period expires, (1) if the queue is not empty, the system de-queues and sends at least one queued invitation to the invitee; and (2) if the queue is empty, the system resends to the invitee at least one of the invitations that was previously received by the invitee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Maczka, Joonhyung Lim, Brad C. Ciraulo, Damien Albert Louis Coullon, Yang Zhou, Han-Tien Chang
  • Patent number: 10218655
    Abstract: Collaborating on documents by e-mail may be streamlined into a unified process. In one example, a user creates a document in an online document service, and sends the document to collaborators by mailing a link to the document. The document may have permissions set so that the creator of the document, and any user on the e-mail distribution list, can read and edit the document. When a user receives the e-mail, that user may open and edit the document. Upon closing the editing application, the user may be presented with an appropriate interface to create a reply e-mail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel W. Crevier, Jason F. Moore, David Citron, Jennifer I. Shen, Gareth A. Howell, Jonathan A. Bockelman
  • Patent number: 10217127
    Abstract: Enabling advertisers to evaluate performance of an email advertisement campaign is disclosed. An advertisement is circulated via email among the users of an email system and feedback associated with one or more of user actions or automated actions by the email system with respect to the circulated advertisement are detected. The feedback is analyzed to determine the performance of the email advertisement campaign across various user segments. Informative reports regarding the feedback are generated and provided to the advertiser for a charge by the email system provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventor: Aravindan Raghuveer
  • Patent number: 10212114
    Abstract: Described spam detection techniques including string identification, pre-filtering, and frequency spectrum and timestamp comparison steps facilitate accurate, computationally-efficient detection of rapidly-changing spam arriving in short-lasting waves. In some embodiments, a computer system extracts a target character string from an electronic communication such as a blog comment, transmits it to an anti-spam server, and receives an indicator of whether the respective electronic communication is spam or non-spam from the anti-spam server. The anti-spam server determines whether the electronic communication is spam or non-spam according to features of the frequency spectrum of the target string. Some embodiments also perform an unsupervised clustering of incoming target strings into clusters, wherein all members of a cluster have similar spectra.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Bitdefender IPR Management Ltd.
    Inventors: Daniel Dichiu, Lucian Z Lupsescu
  • Patent number: 10212112
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method (and non-transitory media) are provided, comprising at least a portion of an instant messaging application that is configured to cooperate with an apparatus, the instant messaging application, when executed, configured to cause a device to: display an instant messaging interface including: a text entry user interface element for receiving entered text, a plurality of user interface elements for generating attachment requests that are valid according to a criterion schema defining at least one of a format or a vocabulary, the plurality of user interface elements including: a first menu item with corresponding first text, and a second menu item with corresponding second text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Gummarus LLC
    Inventor: Robert Paul Morris
  • Patent number: 10212109
    Abstract: Method and device of processing messages on a social network are disclosed. The method includes: receiving a parameter message from a first social network account, the parameter message specifying information that identifies a first message template, a respective value of a first parameter of the first message template, and a second social network account; determining whether the parameter message meets predefined criteria of the identified first message template including a predefined criterion on a social network relationship between the first social network account and the second social network account; in accordance with a determination that the parameter message meets the predefined criteria, composing a template message in accordance with the first message template and the respective value of the first parameter; and sending the composed template message to the second social network account as a message originated from the first social network account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Jianbo Zou
  • Patent number: 10212213
    Abstract: Techniques for managing a remote web client from an application on a mobile device are described. In one embodiment, an apparatus may comprise a messaging application operative on the processor circuit to receive a request from a remote web browser, the request for the remote web browser to receive messaging updates from the messaging application; establish an encrypted connection between the messaging application and the remote web browser, receive a messaging update at the messaging application; and transmit the messaging update from the messaging application to the remote web browser. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: WHATSAPP INC.
    Inventors: Jan Boris Koum, Brian Lange Acton, Jonathan Wenjie Loh, Pasha Sadri
  • Patent number: 10212108
    Abstract: A system includes a memory configured to store computer-readable instructions; and one or more processors configured to execute the computer-readable instructions such that the one or more processors are configured to, receive a message from a first electronic device connected to a communication session for an instant messaging service, determine hidden attribute information for playing content corresponding to a keyword using the keyword further included in the message, if the message includes a desired character, add the determined hidden attribute information to the message, and transmit the message to which the hidden attribute information is added, to a second electronic device connected to the communication session through the communication session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: LINE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Geum Yong Yoo, Eun Hyuk Kim, Yongseon Yim, Yonggi Hwang, Dongyoung Kim, Chul-soon Choi
  • Patent number: 10210248
    Abstract: A mail server displays a list of mail addresses of the sources of mails matching with an extraction condition for inappropriate mails, the list being classified into levels which are divided according to the transmission status of mails matching with the extraction condition for each mail address. Then, in response to the selection of one of the mail addresses from the displayed list, the mail server displays the transition of the transmission status of the mails which match with the extraction condition and have the selected mail address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Ryu Shibata, Tomotsugu Mochizuki, Norikatsu Nishizawa, Satoshi Kasai
  • Patent number: 10212537
    Abstract: A D2D communication discovery method, an apparatus, and a system are disclosed. In an embodiment the D2D communication method includes acquiring, at an application layer, location information of a first user equipment and location information of a second user equipment, calculating a distance between the first user equipment and the second user equipment according to the location information of the first user equipment and the location information of the second user equipment and sending a D2D link establishment instruction to the first user equipment according to the distance between the first user equipment and the second user equipment so that the first user equipment and the second user equipment establish a D2D communication link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Defu Liao, Meixin Lin, Guangzhu Zeng
  • Patent number: 10212188
    Abstract: A system includes a processing node configured to send authorized inbound messages to registered enterprise networks. An authorized message is a message that includes trusted source indicia. Trusted source indicia indicates that the message was sent by one or more of the processing node or an authenticated message transfer node associated with one of the registered enterprise networks. The system may further include an administration node configured to maintain registration of a plurality of message transfer nodes associated with the enterprise networks. A method includes receiving outbound messages from an authenticated message transfer node of an enterprise network, screening the messages for threats to determine whether to send the messages to associated recipients, applying a first message identifier to each message, wherein the first message identifier can be used to track the message and, for each message, sending the message to the associated recipient if no threats are detected in the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: McAfee, LLC
    Inventors: C. Scott Chasin, Wei Lin
  • Patent number: 10212117
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method for email management. The disclosed systems and methods enable a user to follow messages and message conversations based on, but not limited to, a context of the received messages, content included in the messages, the sender of the messages, intended recipients of the message, and the like. Therefore, the present disclosure describes systems and methods for enabling a recipient user to follow messages, topics or other users from the recipient user's inbox. Accordingly, followed topics or messages from followed users can be grouped into message conversations within the recipient user's inbox. Whenever there is an update in a followed conversation, the recipient user will be notified. By determining which messages a user desires to follow, the disclosed systems and methods can identify the interests of users by leveraging information from the followed messages for advertising purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventors: Janarthanam Ramalingam, Sudharsan Vasudevan
  • Patent number: 10205641
    Abstract: A method and related apparatus for performing inspection of flows within a software defined network includes identifying a security appliance within a software defined network, identifying candidate traffic flows flowing in the software defined network to be inspected, selecting one of the candidate traffic flows for security inspection, and communicating with a software defined network controller to cause the one of the candidate traffic flows to be redirected towards the security appliance for inspection or to cause the one of the candidate traffic flows to be copied and a resulting copy thereof forwarded to the security appliance for inspection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: David McGrew, Kenneth S. Beck
  • Patent number: 10205599
    Abstract: In one embodiment, method of increasing security of computing-device mobile device communications comprising executing on one or more processors in a central repository server the step of obtaining a first user's public key. The first user's public key is one of a pair of certification keys generated by an application in a first user's computing device. The method includes the step of obtaining, from the first user via the first user's computing device, a set of first user's communication identifiers. The set of first user's communication identifier includes a first user's mobile device number, a first user's email address, or a first user's online social network identifier. The method includes the step of receiving a set of first user's communication identifiers from the first user via the first user's computing device. The method includes the step of generating one or more associations of the first user's public key with the set of first user's communication identifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventor: Luigi Caramico
  • Patent number: 10206072
    Abstract: The disclosed system provides an inline messaging capability for multiple participants in a messaging thread. The disclosed system allows a participant in a thread to insert an inline message, which is a message that appears between any two previously received messages selected by the participant (rather than limiting the participant to inserting a new message at the end of the messaging thread). The disclosed system assigns a hierarchical sequence number to each message that enables the system to display messages in a messaging thread in a desired order. The disclosed system also enables the addition of one or more new participants to an existing messaging thread with delivery of previous messages in the thread to the newly added participant or participants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Kalyan Yalamanchili, Xavier Ligeret
  • Patent number: 10205697
    Abstract: A messaging platform forms an interactive message with one or more components and broadcasts the interactive message to client devices associated with accounts. The interactive message has a plurality of states that update based on event data received from a content source. While the event is in progress, the messaging platform receives event data relating to the event and transitions to an updated state based on the received event data. When the interactive message transitions to the updated state, the messaging platform updates the interactive message broadcast to the client devices. The interactive message may include interactive components that accounts may use to perform various interactions with the event, the content source, or each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: James Leslie Skinner, James R. Buckhouse
  • Patent number: 10205797
    Abstract: Some embodiments include a method of operating an avatar server. The method can include implementing an application service avatar in an avatar server that has at least an intermittent network access to an application service server for providing an application service to client applications. The avatar server can establish a service group by maintaining profiles of one or more end-user devices connected to the avatar server to access the application service. The avatar server can provide a localized application service by emulating at least a subset of functionalities provided by the application service to the end-user devices, for example, by locally processing, at least partially, a service request from at least one of the end-user devices at the avatar server. The avatar server can asynchronously communicate with the application service server to complete the service request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip Lewis Bohannon, Viswanath Poosala
  • Patent number: 10205727
    Abstract: A wireless device enterprise management system and a method for operating the management system in a controlled environment is disclosed. The enterprise management system includes implementing a container-based file system on wireless devices within the controlled environment. Enterprise management system manages and controls the organization of files into one or more containers on each wireless device. Each container is associated with one or more execution rules that allow or restrict execution of files that are located in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: GLOBAL TEL*LINK CORPORATION
    Inventor: Stephen L. Hodge
  • Patent number: 10200452
    Abstract: To share snips of content, an identifier of a recipient of a content file is received. With reference to content access rules for the recipient, content access metadata of the content file is parsed to identify a range of the content file accessible to the recipient. A user can identify a selection of a snip of the content file accessible to the recipient in a user interface. Once the selection is identified, a link to the content file can be generated and forwarded to the recipient. The link can include an argument that identifies a start and an end of the snip. The link can also include other arguments, such as copy snip, access rule, or expiration arguments. In another embodiment, a portion of the content file, limited by the start and end of the snip, can be forwarded to the recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: AIRWATCH LLC
    Inventors: Pratik Jagad, Avanti Kenjalkar
  • Patent number: 10200405
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for detecting domain name impersonation in the domain name system (DNS). A nefarious party may register a domain name in the DNS that impersonates a domain name associated with a company in an attempt to lure users to malicious destination network addresses based on their trust of that company. This may lead to the dilution of the company's online presence as its domains come to be associated with malicious activity. In embodiments, a system is described which receives inputs from a subscriber including the domain names the subscriber wishes to protect, ignore, or give special scrutiny to. The system receives instances of domain names registered in the DNS and performs methods to determine if the domain name is attempting to impersonate the domain names of the subscriber. Alerts are generated so that the subscriber may take corrective action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Farsight Security, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Schiffman
  • Patent number: 10200328
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software disclosed herein facilitate draft reminders. In at least one implementation, a primary view of an information management application is rendered. In various scenarios the primary view may include primary items, such as emails, events, tasks, or other types of items. When a reminder view is invoked, draft items are identified to include in the reminder view. The reminder view is then rendered in an overlaid manner with respect to the primary view and includes the draft items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Eva Britta Karolina Burlin, Chao-Chung Lin, David Claux, Kristian Lennart Magnus Andaker, Jason Todd Henderson, Russell Lee Simpson, Jr., Jasdeep Singh Chugh, Joseph P. McLaughlin, Jonathan David Friedman
  • Patent number: 10200233
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for dynamically updating settings of an electronic mail client of a client device is disclosed. In one embodiment, as the client device moves to different network environments, the settings of the electronic mail client are automatically updated to account for each network's characteristics and operational requirements. In another embodiment, the settings of the electronic mail client are automatically updated to account for changes (e.g., upgrades) at a particular server. The settings can be updated based on network information or server information from received from another device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ian W. Anderson, Neil V. Jhaveri, Terence D. Blanchard
  • Patent number: 10200475
    Abstract: Offline messaging between a repository storage operation cell and one or more mobile/remote storage operation cells is disclosed. The repository cell is managed by a repository storage manager that communicates to and from the remote cell via a specially-configured media agent. The illustrative intermediary media agent is configured to: queue messages directed to the remote cell, process them according to applicable parameters (e.g., time-to-live constraints, updates, cancellations, etc.), and transmit the processed messages to the remote cell when connectivity is available. The intermediary media agent also relays messages from the remote cell to the repository, including responses by the remote to the processed messages received from the repository via the intermediary media agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael F. Klose, Ganesh Haridas
  • Patent number: 10200484
    Abstract: Emails and other electronic messages are passed through a spam filter and classified as not spam. Thereafter, the electronic messages are sent and received at user computers. Reports may then be received specifying or informing that the electronic messages are missed spam by the spam filter. The electronic messages may then be reclassified as spam and the spam filter modified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Stephen Wood