Network Resource Browsing Or Navigating Patents (Class 715/738)
  • Patent number: 10771359
    Abstract: The methods and systems described herein can be used for generating a graphical representation, such as a heatmap, for displaying and visualizing a given metric associated with one or more distributed resources in a distributed environment. A heatmap generally refers to a graphical display of data in which values are located in a matrix and indicated by the intensity of a color, hue, shading or some other gradient, or by geometric shape or other format. Heatmaps provide a way of visualizing metrics of a large number of resources easily for capacity management, among other uses. Generally, and as set forth in greater detail, the disclosed subject matter provided herein includes methods and systems for collecting, processing, and visualizing operational data of distributed resources via a heatmap by a monitoring system in a distributed environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Fidessa Trading UK Limited
    Inventors: Richard Knowler, Ian Hiscock, David Guy John
  • Patent number: 10764352
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a web event framework include receiving at a framework plugin an event from a web browser, wherein the framework plugin is coupled to the web browser, generating, by the framework plugin, a framework event based on the event, forwarding the framework event to a framework server coupled to the framework plugin, receiving at the framework server the framework event from the framework plugin, determining, at the framework server, a framework action based on the framework event and a framework policy, forwarding the framework action to the framework plugin, and executing the framework action by the framework plugin, wherein executing the framework action includes modifying one or more settings for the web browser, wherein the modified settings are based on the framework policy and sending an instruction to the web browser to cause the web browser to reload at least one web page under the modified settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Ivanti US LLC
    Inventors: Paul Keith Branton, Darren Robert Boyce
  • Patent number: 10757115
    Abstract: In some implementations, a method includes receiving, by a malware detection system, a request for a certification user interface element for a file to be served in an Internet resource, wherein the file is a file that has previously been classified as not containing malware by the malware detection system, and wherein the certification user interface element certifies that the file has been classified by the malware detection system as not containing malware, determining, based on the request, that the file is available for download from an Internet resource, and storing data that identifies the Internet resource as a location where a malware-free file is available for download.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Chronicle LLC
    Inventor: Emiliano Martinez Contreras
  • Patent number: 10747549
    Abstract: A method disclosed herein relates to a proxy application that connects to an input/output controller (IOCTL) interface driver. The IOCTL interface driver transfers IOCTL commands to a baseboard management controller (BMC). The proxy application receives, through the IOCTL interface driver, an application protocol request over an IOCTL command from the BMC. The application protocol request includes a computing devices configuration, a computing devices configuration option, and user interface data. The proxy application also receives an update to the computing devices current configuration based on the computing devices configuration option. The proxy application generates a new application protocol request over the IOCTL command based on the update to the computing devices current configuration. The proxy application transmits, through the IOCTL interface driver, the new application protocol request over the IOCTL command to the BMC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT LP
    Inventors: Lee A. Preimesberger, Jorge Daniel Cisneros, Thomas A. Schwartz
  • Patent number: 10732782
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system that renders a view component in a user interface of an application on an electronic device. During operation, the system generates, from content describing a view for display in the user interface, a styling path that includes a position of the view component in a content hierarchy of the view. Next, the system selects, by a styling component executing on a processor in the electronic device, a style context for the view component from a collection of style contexts by matching at least a subset of the styling path to an identifier for the style context. The system then uses the style context to render the view component in the view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: INTUIT INC.
    Inventors: Eugene Krivopaltsev, Marc J. Attinasi, Shailesh K. Soliwal
  • Patent number: 10728400
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method programmed for execution in a computing environment for ordering and facilitating payment of a print product. The method comprises storing a digital image in a memory; allowing for the selection of a print product to establish a print order that includes an identification of the selected product and an order cost; generating a unique payment link that corresponds to the print order and provides a mobile computing device with access to communicate with a remote payment processing system to provide payment for the print order; providing access to the unique payment link; receiving a payment notification from the payment processing system indicating that a payment authorization has been received through use of the unique payment link by the mobile computing device, wherein the payment authorization is for an amount equal to the order cost; and allowing for the fulfillment of the print order using a printing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM North America Corporation
    Inventors: Nathan P. Curry, Ryan Moore
  • Patent number: 10719297
    Abstract: An improved pseudo-random number generator is introduced that has increased security due to higher randomness and lower predictability. The PRNG uses seed values that are based on a combination of various selectable values from the real-world that are typically made publicly available over a computer network (i.e., the Internet), such as: one or more weather conditions at a particular time or date and geographic location, a score of a sports event, a stock market index or ticker value, an election vote total, attendance at a cultural event, gross dollar sales from a movie release, and other such numerically quantifiable values that, individually and in combination, are impossible to exactly predict in advance, yet are precisely verifiable after the number-generating event using electronically-stored information. The improved pseudo-random number generator may be used for more secure determination of lottery outcomes and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: LIFE IN MOBILE INNOVATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: John M. Packes, John W. Lim, Charles A. Rattner
  • Patent number: 10706043
    Abstract: Provided is a system for providing a computer-implemented targeted search interface including a graphical user interface including at least one selectable option and at least one untitled search break. The system includes a database having a plurality of search results. The system further includes a processor, programmed or configured to, in response to actuation of a first selectable option: generate at least one related search break; prompt the user to input user data; receive the user data; generate, from the user data, a user profile; identify at least one group of related users; and, in response to actuation of the at least one related search break, generate, on a graphical user interface, a plurality of subsets of the at least one related search break, wherein a subset of the plurality of subsets of the at least one related search break has a relationship with a group of related users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: WeDiscover, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Orkin, Sondra Baker, Daniel Wade, Stephen Baker
  • Patent number: 10691483
    Abstract: Systems and methods for configuring a virtual machine provided by a remote computing system based on the availability of one or more remote computing resources and respective corresponding prices of the one or more remote computing resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Rajan Panchapakesan
  • Patent number: 10686664
    Abstract: The use of the hierarchical list for displaying and operating resources of computing system by industry for very long time because of its easy for user access resources, such as the use of Microsoft's Window Explore for operating files and folders of a file system. However, the traditional use of the hierarchical list is directly using metadata of a resource structure, for example by using metadata of a file system. Therefore, upon remote access, for each user's access, the metadata must be recalculated from the file system itself that results tremendous demanding for computing power and increased response time to client device across a network. Therefore, the traditional use of hierarchical list such as Windows Explore can not be directly use across the Internet. This invention has overcome this problem by creating and updating a multi-layered hierarchical list in memory for eliminating the needs to re-calculating the metadata directly from a resource structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: STT WebOS, Inc.
    Inventor: Sheng Tai (Ted) Tsao
  • Patent number: 10680994
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a detailed description of techniques used in systems, methods, and in computer program products for bi-directional social media broker services that connect multiple social media sites using a common management framework. The claimed embodiments address the problem of efficiently scaling and managing bidirectional interaction with multiple social media publishing channels. More specifically, the claimed embodiments are directed to approaches for a computing platform having multiple message broker modules that enable bi-directional communication of messages between a common resource manager and a plurality of social media sites. The message broker modules can receive messages in a unified message format from the common resource manager, queue the messages for asynchronous processing, translate the messages from the unified message format to a site-specific format, and deliver the translated messages to multiple social media sites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Wenhua Li, Vivek Nama, Yizhou Jiang, Vivek S. Shah, Natalie You, Eran Cedar, Quan Yuan, Muhan Zou, Tuo Shi
  • Patent number: 10680880
    Abstract: In one implementation, a cloud orchestration system can comprise a solution engine, a configuration engine, and an implementation engine. The solution engine can receive an implementation selection of a service. The implementation selection can be based on a plurality of implementations of a cloud to provide the service. The configuration engine can obtain configuration information associated with the implementation selection. The implementation engine can communicate with an endpoint of the service based on the implementation selection and the configuration information. In another implementation, a method for orchestration of a cloud can comprise receiving an implementation selection for a solution of a service, collecting configuration information associated with the implementation selection, instantiating the solution based on the implementation selection and the configuration information, and providing connection information associated with the solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: MICRO FOCUS LLC
    Inventors: Rajeev Pandey, Matthew Farina
  • Patent number: 10679389
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for receiving, at a server computer, a plurality of content messages from a plurality of content sources, each content message comprising media content, for each of the plurality of content messages received, associating the media content with a predetermined media collection, and storing the content message in a database. The system and methods further providing for causing the plurality of content messages to be displayed on an operator device with other content messages associated with the media collection, determining that a predetermined trigger related to the media collection has been activated, updating an identifier of the media collection from a first indicator to a second indicator indicating an action needs to be taken on the media collection, and causing the updated identifier with the second indicator to be displayed on an operator device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Richard Allen, Sheldon Chang, Maria Pavlovskaia, Amer Shahnawaz, Jianchao Yang
  • Patent number: 10671655
    Abstract: User navigation in a target portal with at least two portal pages. At least one query is created that includes uniform resource locators (URLs) of selected portal pages as search terms in a first search level; repeating until a certain abort criterion is reached: Receiving and analyzing search results of the at least one query including external websites containing search terms as part of their content; selecting a set of uniform resource locators from the received search results; creating a node in a graph-like-model for each selected URL if not already contained in the graph-like-model and associating the node with the selected uniform resource locator; creating and issuing a further search query including selected uniform resource locators of external websites in an additional search level; and in case the certain abort criterion is reached, performing a number of actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Timo Kussmaul
  • Patent number: 10666597
    Abstract: A group of post data items may be identified at a first location. Presentation of the group of post data items may be provided at a second location. A post data item in the group of post data items at the second location may be identified where the post data item is in reply to another post data item in the group of post data item. A user may be identified for notification of the post data item. A determination of whether the user interacted with the group of post data items at the first location or the second location is made and a notification for the user that includes a reference to the group of post data items at the first location or the second location is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Yonatan Zunger, Lan Liu, Justin Lewis, Cynthia Johanson, Henry Wong, Nundu Janakiram, Prasenjit Sarkar, Brett Hobbs, John Fisher, Dan Peterson
  • Patent number: 10657589
    Abstract: A digital bank branch system is provided for associating a customer communicating over a network with a banking host system with a physical bank branch. The digital bank branch system includes at least one computer memory storing customer information and instructions and at least one computer processor accessing and executing the stored instructions to perform multiple steps. The steps may include associating each customer with a local bank branch, the association accomplished based on at least one of a customer address, a physical customer location and a customer selection of the local bank branch. The system may further provide a local branch information area at a web address, the local branch information area accessible over the network including information relevant to the local bank branch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.
    Inventors: Ravi Acharya, Jonathan S. Beck, Shawn Morton, Sih Lee
  • Patent number: 10659609
    Abstract: One or more embodiments related to a method of generating a graphical user interface. The method includes obtaining an interface hierarchy having multiple nodes, where each node defines a visualization for the node, and the interface hierarchy defining an ordering on the nodes. The method further includes traversing the interface hierarchy starting with a selected node to obtain a subhierarchy, and creating the graphical user interface from a general interface by populating the general interface with the visualization. The method further includes providing the graphical user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: Troy Elliott Molander, Steven Shaun McIntyre
  • Patent number: 10652359
    Abstract: The described technology relates to rendering a client-side user interface using a server-side cache for providing the displayed data. In an example implementation, in response to a user interface (e.g., dashboard with multiple widgets in a web application) being launched on the client device, the server initiates a refresh of the cache for the widgets; and transmits a first set of data obtained from the cache for widgets in the user interface before the cache is updated in response to the initiated refresh. The first set of data is followed by a second set of data obtained from the cache for at least some of the widgets after the cache is updated in response to the initiated refresh. The client displays the user interface using the second set of data while overwriting, for one or more of the widgets, information previously displayed using the first set of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: NASDAQ, Inc.
    Inventor: Santhosh Philip George
  • Patent number: 10645665
    Abstract: Provisioning access to an alternative service provider to a device via e-subscriber identity module (SIM) profile management is described herein. A service provider can determine that a device associated with the service provider is located outside of a home coverage area of the service provider and is not transmitting data via data session(s) established in association with the service provider and send, to the device, a notification including an access mechanism for enabling access to service(s) offered by an alternative service provider. The device can receive the notification from the server(s), determine actuation of the access mechanism, and send, to the alternative service provider, a request for access to the service(s) offered by the alternative service provider. The device can receive an eSIM profile from the alternative service provider, which it can install on the device to enable the device to access the service(s) offered by the alternative service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Mehul Shah
  • Patent number: 10642647
    Abstract: Implementations for mitigating redundant commands issued by an autonomic platform (AP) to a robotic process automation (RPA) platform can include receiving user input indicating user selection of a resource and a process from a user interface of the AP, adding a resource/process pair to a command table of the AP, the resource/process pair representing the resource and the process selected from the user interface, determining that a redundant resource/process pair is included in the command table, the redundant resource/process pair being duplicative of the resource/process pair, and, in response, deleting the redundant resource/process pair, and transmitting one or more requests for respective commands of the command table to a platform-specific adapter, at least one command including a command to execute the process using the resource within the RPA platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventor: Alan Sturtivant
  • Patent number: 10635646
    Abstract: Provided are a computer program product, system, and method for generating a view for a schema. A schema provides a definition of elements, wherein at least one of the elements comprises a recursive element of a recursive data type, wherein the recursive data type allows for instances of the recursive element to include instances of that same recursive data type at different levels in a hierarchy. Indication is received to transform the recursive types to non-recursive structures. A view for the schema is generated including information on the indication to transform the recursive types to non-recursive structure, wherein the processing of the data defined by the view causes a parser to generate a structured element for each instance of the recursive element in schema data being parsed, wherein the generated structured element includes a unique identifier of the instance of the recursive element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Fischer, John C. Holmes, Jeff J. Li, Yong Li
  • Patent number: 10633093
    Abstract: Provided are systems and methods for monitoring an asset via an autonomous model-driven inspection. In an example, the method may include storing an inspection plan including a virtually created three-dimensional (3D) model of a travel path with respect to a virtual asset that is created in virtual space, converting the virtually created 3D model of the travel path about the virtual asset into a physical travel path about a physical asset corresponding to the virtual asset, autonomously controlling vertical and lateral movement of the unmanned robot in three dimensions with respect to the physical asset based on the physical travel path and capturing data at one or more regions of interest, and capturing data at one or more regions of interest, and storing information concerning the captured data about the asset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Mauricio Castillo-Effen, Ching-Ling Huang, Raju Venkataramana, Roberto Silva Filho, Alex Tepper, Steven Gray, Yakov Polishchuk, Viktor Holovashchenko, Charles Theurer, Yang Zhao, Ghulam Ali Baloch, Douglas Forman, Shiraj Sen, Huan Tan, Arpit Jain
  • Patent number: 10631374
    Abstract: The improved microwave oven comprises modifications to a microwave oven for reducing the noise generated by the microwave oven. The modifications made to the improved microwave oven include: 1) adding a volume control to the control system of the microwave oven to reduce volume of the sounds generated by the microwave oven; 2) adding a pneumatic latch to the microwave oven to reduce the noise generated by the opening and closing of the microwave door; and, 3) providing remote control capability to the microwave oven such that the operation of the microwave oven can be handled remotely from a more noise tolerant environment. The improved microwave oven comprises the microwave oven, a personal data device, and a remote control. The personal data device operates the microwave oven from a remote location. The remote control controls the volume of the sounds generated by the microwave oven from a remote location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventor: Roberta Fowler
  • Patent number: 10621262
    Abstract: A method of retrieving and displaying relevant content as part of a configurable feed in association with a web page hosted at a host server associated with a publisher includes: selecting a plurality of different content extensions having different content extension types to be displayed in association with the web page, wherein the web page is located at a particular URL; analyzing the web page for content to determine information about the web page; receiving a request for the URL of the web page; and based on the request and the analysis, selecting a plurality of content extension content corresponding respectively to the plurality of different content extensions and for display in a browser with the web page. The selection of the plurality of different content extensions may be made at least in part by the publisher, and the selection of the content extension content may be made at least in part by a third party content feed entity different from the publisher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: REVCONTENT, LLC
    Inventors: John D. Lemp, Christopher P. Maynard, Harsh Jain
  • Patent number: 10621190
    Abstract: Various implementations enable a similarity search to be conducted for assets based upon one or more assets being dragged from a viewing area and dropped into a search field. Search results are returned in the form of assets and textual representations that define search parameters. The textual representations can be easily modified to change the search parameters and, hence, the displayed search results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Andreas Kuefer, Cosmin Daniel Capitanu
  • Patent number: 10616135
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for controlling resource usage in a computing environment. In response to receiving a content request, a set of candidate content delivery campaigns is identified. For a first candidate content delivery campaign in the set, an anticipated resource usage of a resource that is associated with the first candidate content delivery campaign is determined. The anticipated resource usage is determined based on (1) a resource reduction per event of each event in a set of detected events of a content item of the first candidate content delivery campaign and (2) a decay factor. Based on the anticipated resource usage, it is determined whether the first candidate content delivery campaign is to be removed from the set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Yang Zhao, Yin Zhang
  • Patent number: 10614713
    Abstract: A computer system can receive, from a mobile device of a user, a set of data that specifies a location of a second user as a destination location, wherein the second user is associated with a contact record. Subsequent to receiving the set of data, the computer system can receive, from a mobile device of the second user, location information indicating a current location of the second user, and configure the destination location of a service request of the user to correspond to the current location of the second user. The computer system may then transmit, to a mobile device of a service provider assigned to fulfill the service request, a second set of data associated with the service request, the second set of data including location data corresponding to a pick-up location of the user and location data corresponding to the configured destination location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Chen, Jeffrey Holden, Sonya Ives
  • Patent number: 10609085
    Abstract: A social networking system user creates an album including a shared collection of content (a “shared album”) and associates a privacy model with the shared album. The privacy model specifies additional users of the social networking system authorized to access content items in the shared album and specifies types of actions users authorized to access content items in the shared album are permitted to perform to content items in the shared album. Notifications describing actions associated with content items in a shared album may be presented to users authorized to access the shared album. The social networking system may prompt a user to create a shared album containing based on actions performed by the user or performed by connected to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Andrew Kanter, Robert Michael Baldwin, Paul Francois Carduner, Sai Wo Li, Paul Tarjan, Fred Zhao
  • Patent number: 10595055
    Abstract: Techniques are described for providing media presentations that include content originating from multiple sources in ways that are effectively transparent to end user devices. Manifest data provided to an end user device include a key encoded in the URL for each of the content fragments. The key encodes one or more interstitial periods of secondary content within the overall presentation of primary content. When a media server receives a content request from the end user device, the media server determines from the key encoded in the URL and the range of content requested whether the request corresponds to the primary content or the secondary content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tarun Jindal, Ron Searl, Kyle Alexander Woo, Abhishek Kumar, Yongjun Wu
  • Patent number: 10592954
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer program products for facilitating searching, obtaining and displaying product choice recommendations using inputs, including continuum-based inputs, and variable-sized visual representations are disclosed. In an embodiment, a user is presented with at least one continuum-based selector and at least one product choice visual representation. At least one input indicating user interest value in a product attribute is received and compared with stored result values of product choices. A unique weighing value indicating the relevancy of the product choice is generated for each product based on the comparison performed. The user is then presented with at least one product choice visual representation which may be modified based on the unique weighing value of the product choice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventor: Theodore Michael Evers
  • Patent number: 10594647
    Abstract: An online system maintains groups of online system users. When content is provided to a group, the online system presents the content to users included in the group. To allow a user to more easily access content provided to groups including the user, the online system identifies groups including the user and retrieves content items provided to the identified groups. The online system provides at least a set of the retrieved content items to an application executing on a client device associated with the user along with instructions for generating an interface. Executing the instructions causes the client device to generate an interface that presents representations of the retrieved content items in a portion of a display and describes the identified groups in an additional portion of the display. Based on interactions received from the user, the client device modifies representations of the retrieved content items presented to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles Donald Deets, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10592806
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a system including a knowledge ecosystem of use in managing the execution of collaborative projects. In systems disclosed here, participants may receive suggested knowledge of use in one or more tasks related to their role in one or more projects. In systems disclosed here, participants in a knowledge ecosystem may be described using attributes, where the system may modify a set of attributes associated with a participant. The system may suggest one or more participants for one or more tasks in a project as well as collaboration with one or more other people with knowledge relevant to the project. Systems disclosed here may manage the execution of collaborative projects, where managing the execution may include characterizing knowledge and participants in an ecosystem, suggesting collaboration between participants in the ecosystem, and presenting relevant information in a timely manner to participants in the project.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
    Inventors: Gopika Kannan, Jennifer Fabrizi, Robert Polkowski
  • Patent number: 10592929
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to computer-implemented systems and methods for delivering content. An example method may include receiving ambient environment information associated with a user device, the ambient environment information comprising image information for an image having multiple objects positioned within the image, and identifying a user associated with the user device. The method may include identifying a user category associated with the user, and identifying at least two of the objects positioned within the image based at least in part on the image information. The method may include identifying one or more triggers based at least in part on the at least two objects, and identifying, based at least in part on the one or more triggers, at least one marketing message associated with the one or more triggers, the ambient environment information, and the user category. The method may include sending the marketing message to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: VP Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred Steube, Michael Vivio, James Christian Cate
  • Patent number: 10585923
    Abstract: A computer provides search suggestions by capturing data from a first application, wherein the data includes data displayed on a screen by the first application. The computer segments the data from the first application into blocks. The computer extracts words from the data from the first application. The computer generates tokens of phrases and words using natural language processing tokenization. The computer scores the blocks based upon the data from the first application. The computer scores the tokens based upon the scoring of the blocks and the data from the first application. The computer detects a switch action from the first application to a second application, wherein the second application contains a search function. The computer provides the scored tokens to the search function of the second application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jun Yi Du, Yue Liu, Chuan Yang Wang
  • Patent number: 10564821
    Abstract: A screen copying method including the copying, in the form of an image file, of a portion of an image displayed on a screen where a user graphically selects the image portion, the copying of the selected image portion automatically resulting in: the copying of the pointer or pointers associated with the image portion along with the coordinates of the pointers in the image portion, the pointers respectively pointing to objects; and the maintaining of the respective links between the pointers and the coordinates so that, during a subsequent redisplay of the image portion on a screen, the graphical selection of a point corresponding to one of the coordinates by a user automatically activates the pointer corresponding to the coordinate of the selected point and brings up the object corresponding to the activated pointer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: BULL SAS
    Inventors: Jean-Olivier Gerphagnon, Liana Bozga, David Enguehard
  • Patent number: 10564812
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses an information processing method and an electronic device. The method comprises: detecting a first operation of a user on a first page displayed on the display unit at a first time, to form a first operating parameter, wherein the first page has first display information displayed thereon; when the first operating parameter satisfies a first preset condition, forming and recording first indication information to indicate the first display information; detecting a second operation of the user on the first page at a second time to form a second operating parameter; judging whether the second operating parameter satisfies a second preset condition; and when the second operating parameter satisfies the second preset condition, controlling the display unit according to the first indication information to perform a first preset operation associated with displaying the first display information, wherein the second time is later than the first time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignees: Beijing Lenovo Software Ltd., Lenovo (Beijing) Limited
    Inventor: Tao Wang
  • Patent number: 10552473
    Abstract: Access to a set of media content items is acquirable. Identified processors can perform, in parallel, object detection for the set. In some cases, information about a current system state, a user, and/or object popularity metrics is acquirable for selecting a subset of object models. Object recognition is performable, based on the subset, for the set of media content items. In some instances, a camera view can be provided. Object recognition is performable for representations of the view. An object depicted in the representations is identifiable. An interface portion is presentable to provide a label for the object. In some cases, object recognition is performable for the set of media content items to identify an object depicted in a content item. A label is associable with the content item. A search through the set of media content items can identify, based on the label, a subset that depicts the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: William M. Ruben, Zachary W. Gomez
  • Patent number: 10546277
    Abstract: A method begins with a server in a data communication system establishing an initial validity of an exchange item that includes data regarding a quantifiable value, a serial number, and issuance information, where the initial validity authenticates the exchange item and the data. The method continues with the server executing a secure custody protocol to establish that a first computing device has secure custody of the exchange item and to maintain validity of the exchange item. The method continues with the server transferring the secure custody of the exchange item from the first computing device to the server or to a second computing device. When the exchange item is in the secure custody of the server the method continues with the server modifying the data of the exchange item to produce a modified exchange item and transferring secure custody of the modified exchange item to the first computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: RAISE MARKETPLACE, LLC
    Inventors: Josh K. Metnick, Conrad Hancock Barski
  • Patent number: 10540322
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products to perform an operation comprising receiving a request to download a first object by a first computing device, wherein the first computing device is of a plurality of computing devices in a local area network (LAN), referencing an object catalog in a mail server using an identifier associated with the first object, and upon determining that the object catalog does not include the identifier of the first object, storing the first object at a first storage location of a first storage device associated with the first computing device, computing a hash value for the first object, and storing, in the object catalog, indications of the hash value, the first storage device, and the first storage location of the first storage device in a record associated with the first object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Luca Balestrazzi, Fabio De Angelis, Andrea Napoleoni, Stefano Sidoti
  • Patent number: 10528516
    Abstract: An apparatus and a computer program product includes non-transitory computer readable storage media embodying program instructions. The program instructions are executable by a baseboard management controller (BMC) to receive a request to install a hardware component in a compute node, identify a current hardware configuration of the compute node, and identify a plurality of available locations within the compute node for installation of the requested component. Still further, the BMC may identify, for each available location, a historical performance database record that includes a performance score for a component installed in the same location as the available location, has the same component type as the requested component, and was collected from a compute node having the same hardware configuration as the current compute node. The BMC may select an available location that has the greatest performance score for the component, and generate output indicating the selected location for installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Luke David Remis, Milton Cobo, Matthew Nicholas Poppino, Eric E. Pettersen
  • Patent number: 10529002
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer-readable medium are disclosed for monitoring access to a website by a user across a plurality of visits to the website; identifying an intent of a user for each of the plurality of visits to the website; and, modifying the website for each of the plurality of visits to the website based upon the intent of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Amith Parameshwara, Nisanth Pettikkattil Sudhakaran, Lukas Cerveny, Shruti Sangal
  • Patent number: 10511396
    Abstract: A method and a device for triggering an interactive application are applicable in a wearable device. The method includes acquiring interaction information of interactive applications corresponding to a multimedia video, where the interactive applications respectively correspond to different playback moments of the multimedia video; monitoring a user state parameter, where the user state parameter is used for expressing the degree at which a user is interested in the multimedia video being played back at the current moment; determining, on the basis of the user state parameter and a preset criterion received, whether or not to trigger the interactive application corresponding to the current playback moment; and if the determination result is yes, then generating, on the basis of the interaction information of the interactive application corresponding to the current playback moment, first prompt information used for prompting the user to execute the corresponding interactive application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: CHINA MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jing Wang
  • Patent number: 10511883
    Abstract: Systems and methods are presented to facilitate caching of programming from broadcast and/or content streaming services to a user device for local playback. In addition, metadata can be provided to guide the user in selecting, caching, or playing the cachable content. In some exemplary embodiments, a receiver or other user device can automatically select the programming to be cached based on a user's historical topic interest and listening history. In some exemplary embodiments, the metadata can also include DRM information that can limit the ability of a user to playback the content, so as to comply, if necessary, with operative legal requirements related to usage of the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Sirius XM Radio Inc.
    Inventors: Stuart A. Cox, Paul Marko, Craig Wadin
  • Patent number: 10503455
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure disclose a method and an apparatus for implementing content displaying of a component. The method includes: displaying, on a terminal screen, a first display interface of a component; acquiring a first display instruction; acquiring a second display interface of the component according to the first display instruction; and displaying, on the terminal screen, the second display interface of the component, where the second display interface includes the first display interface. According to the method and the apparatus in the embodiments, interface display utilization is improved effectively; meanwhile, a successive change of displayed application information of a component is ensured, thereby improving user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI DEVICE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jianxin Ding, Liping Hu
  • Patent number: 10503744
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for receiving and processing a query to determine an intent of the query, and analyzing the intent of the query to determine that the intent of the query is associated with a use case state diagram. Systems and methods further provide for traversing a plurality of nodes in the user case state diagram to generate a value for each relevant node, performing an operation associated with the query using the generated values, and providing the results of the operation to a computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Priyanka Khaitan, Haichao Wei, Kevin Hsu, Mitchell Clark
  • Patent number: 10495787
    Abstract: The systems, methods, and apparatuses described herein provide integrated weather forecast products designed to assist operations managers with operational decision-making related to a designated event or set of events. The present disclosure provides a way to process weather data from various sources and in diverse data formats containing varying spatial resolutions and temporal resolutions, in order to generate an integrated and cohesive weather projection product such that the weather projection product is continuous in both spatial and temporal domains, subject to data availability, relative to a designated event or set of events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: I.M. Systems Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Le Jiang
  • Patent number: 10481756
    Abstract: An approach is provided for controlling a first application's access of a second application of a mobile device. Based on first and second icons representing the first and second applications, respectively, having been placed into a graphical element displayed by the mobile device, an attribute included in attributes assigned to the graphical element is obtained. The attribute specifies an exchange of information permitted between the first and second applications. If access control settings of the first application are automatically configurable, the access control settings are automatically configured based on the obtained attribute; otherwise, the obtained attribute is applied to the first application by utilizing resource controls of the mobile device operating system. Based on the configured access control settings or the attribute applied to the first application, an access of the second application by the first application is controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory J. Boss, Andrew R. Jones, Charles S. Lingafelt, Kevin C. McConnell, John E. Moore, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10474306
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel, a variable resistance element positioned on the display panel, a first driving wiring line and a first sensing wiring line connected to the variable resistance element with the variable resistance element disposed between the first driving wiring line and the first sensing wiring line, and a second driving wiring line and a second sensing wiring line connected to the variable resistance element with the variable resistance element disposed between the second driving wiring line and the second sensing wiring line. A first current path between the first driving wiring line and the first sensing wiring line in the variable resistance element is different from a second current path between the second driving wiring line and the second sensing wiring line in the variable resistance element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Won Ki Hong, Tae Hee Lee
  • Patent number: 10467707
    Abstract: Techniques for creating a user network based on user interest in a product are described. For example, a first search query is received from a first client device. The first client device is associated with a first user. A second search query is received from a second client device. The second client device is associated with a second user. The first search query is matched to a product. The second search query is matched to the product. A user network corresponding to the product is created. The first user is added to the user network based on the matching of the first search query to the product. The second user is added to the user network based on the matching of the second search query to the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Deepak Kumar Vasthimal, Priyavrath Dakua
  • Patent number: 10460082
    Abstract: Digital rights management progressive control and background processing techniques are described. In one or more implementations, a digital rights management module is embedded as part of the content. In one example, the digital rights management module is configured to monitor user interaction with items of the content and user traits collected from this monitoring to progressively control access to other items of the digital content. In another example, the digital rights management module is configured for execution in the background of a computing device, e.g., without rendering of a user interface or accepting user inputs. This background processing is used to monitor interaction of the user with the computing device that is independent of the content. This includes other content, applications, interaction with service providers (e.g., websites such as a social network), wearable devices, the computing device itself, and so forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventor: Arun Anantharaman