Selecting From A Resource List (e.g., Address Book) Patents (Class 715/739)
  • Patent number: 11347824
    Abstract: A tag management system can include features to assist in developing a cross-vendor profile for individual visitors to content pages of a content site. The visitors to the content site can obtain universal identifiers usable by the content site to identify the visitors. The universal identifiers can be included in the content pages by the visitor end user systems so that browser tags that may not have native access to the universal identifier can access the universal identifiers. The universal identifiers may then be provided to tag vendor systems with associated visitor data, thereby enabling the tag vendor systems to provide processed or raw data that can be compared by individual universal identifiers. Using this processed data, the content site can prepare the cross-vendor profile of individual visitors and realize insights that may be unavailable using conventional systems and methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: TEALIUM INC.
    Inventor: Michael Anderson
  • Patent number: 11309963
    Abstract: A terminal (1050) includes a light receiver (151) that receives a light signal emitted by an apparatus (1000), the light signal including an identifier (SSID) of at least one base station (470); a receiver (153) that performs a reception process on the received light signal to output reception data; a data analyzer (155) that selects one base station based on the identifier of the at least one base station that is included in the reception data; and a radio device (453) that establishes a wireless connection with the selected base station (470) by using the identifier of the base station (470) and wirelessly communicates with the base station (470).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventor: Yutaka Murakami
  • Patent number: 11231836
    Abstract: A multi-window displaying apparatus and method and mobile electronic equipment. The method includes: mobile electronic equipment determines a second application from one or more applications and operates the second application in association with an operation by a user on a content of a first application after receiving the operation; wherein the second application makes a response to the operation on the first application, and the first application and the second application are displayed in a multi-window manner. Hence, the second application may associatedly be opened and multi-window display may be performed, with no need of frequent switching between multiple applications. Also, redundant operations on the second application may be reduced, thereby improving experiences of users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventor: Guangyu Wang
  • Patent number: 11205320
    Abstract: A system to provide the user of an in play wagering system with access to third party data analytics services and integrates the user's selection of available data analytics with the display of a live sporting event and the wagers available on a given play in the sporting event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: AdrenalineIP
    Inventors: Casey Alexander Huke, Joseph W. Beyers, Michael D'Andrea
  • Patent number: 11170018
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, system and computer program product for identifying an appropriate contact across collaborative applications. Contact information is collected from monitored messages, communication lists and contact lists in each collaborative application. Contact records are generated based on the collected contact information, where such records are inserted into a contact list. After receiving a query from a user containing a keyword(s) that include a nickname (or portion thereof) of a second user whom the user desires to interact via the current collaborative application, a search is performed in the contact list for any record containing a nickname that is similar to the provided keyword(s). Record(s) in the contact list containing a nickname that exceeds a threshold degree of similarity as the keyword(s) are identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lei Gao, Xiao Ming Ma, Wu Yan, Xu Qin Zhao, Shuang Li
  • Patent number: 11080658
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for integrating rich media into a scalable, multi-user, web-based calendar system having multiple interconnected web-based interfaces. Rich media refers to digital media that exhibit either, or a combination, of dynamic or interactive properties, including video content, audio content, graphical content, hyperlinks, or browser-based applications to such content, that are associated with a particular calendar event. Rich media events are created and stored in a central repository, and are accessible for adding to users' own calendar events. Rich media calendar events include display templates that define display characteristics for the rich media calendar event. Display templates also provide rich media applications for rendering and displaying the rich media content in the event. Delivery schedules are employed to automatically control the display of rich media calendar events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Media Inc.
    Inventors: Arup Kanjilal, Chinhao David Lee
  • Patent number: 11079920
    Abstract: A system and method providing a user integrated player-client management service to pre-defined mobile devices each of a different system user including enabling enhanced and automated enabled point-to-point communications between each system user and one or more predefined player-clients, receiving player client reporting parameters from content servers and providing to the mobile devices a user resource manager (URM) having player-client profiles with player-client parameters and player-client action triggers and enabling the mobile devices for displaying player-client profile page displays, receiving from the server the player-client reporting parameters, and updating the player-client profile with the instant player-client data, comparing the received instant player-client data with a player-client action trigger detecting in near real time an occurrence of an resource action event, and generating to the mobile devices an alert action to the computing device providing an indication on the computing device
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: DStephens & Associates Partnership
    Inventors: Derek Stephens, Allain R. Roy
  • Patent number: 11061908
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, apparatus, methods, and computer readable media for performing actions in response to information updates provided in an information feed. In one implementation, an information update is selected for comparison with a data record creation rule. The data record creation rule may specify a data record creation operation for creating a data record based the selected information update. The selected information update may be capable of being displayed in an information feed. A determination may be made as to whether the selected information update includes information satisfying a trigger condition associated with the data record creation rule. When the information in the selected information update satisfies the trigger condition, the data record creation operation may be performed to create the data record. The data record creation operation may identify information to include in the data record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Christopher A. Kemp, Carter Thaxton, Christopher De Gour, Kevin Schraith, Andrew Sopko, Nathan Wisman
  • Patent number: 10986048
    Abstract: A system and method are provided that incorporate subjects or subject lines into instant messaging sessions or conversations on a mobile device. During an instant messaging session, the user is provided with an option to specify a subject for at least the current portion of the session or for the entire session. The subject is proposed to the other users in the session, who can accept, ignore or modify the subject at their end. Multiple subjects can be specified for a single conversation if desired, and the subjects can be displayed with the contact in a message list. The instant messaging sessions may then be searched using search tools that are typically used for search email and other data messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Piotr Konrad Tysowski
  • Patent number: 10976830
    Abstract: Techniques for providing a unified computational platform for implementing virtual reality systems. In an aspect, a virtual reality (VR) client includes input and output modules for generating a VR user experience. The client may also incorporate an assistant interface that couples the input and output modules to an assistant server using a semantic information interchange language (SIIL). The assistant server may include a command inference block for converting user-input SIIL messages to command-input SIIL messages, thereby encoding user VR inputs into a general command set that may be recognized and processed by both VR and non-VR modules. Further aspects disclose techniques for seamless integration between virtual environments and joint VR sessions supporting multiple users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventors: Vishal Sharma, Elhum Amjadi
  • Patent number: 10972562
    Abstract: An information processing system that generates commentary, the commentary including first commentary generated based on behavior information corresponding to a behavior of a user and second commentary associated with the first commentary; and outputs the commentary to be available to other users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideyuki Ono, Masanori Katsu, Masatomo Kurata, Takashi Ogata, Sota Matsuzawa
  • Patent number: 10949186
    Abstract: A computing system may include a database and server device(s) disposed within a remote network management platform. The database may contain (i) discovery information for installations of software applications on computing devices of a managed network, and (ii) software configurations for a subset of the software applications, the software configurations respectively indicating rights allocations and consumption for each of the subset of the software applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: ServiceNow, Inc.
    Inventors: Ning Wang, Gyanesh Hari Dwivedi, Nirali A. Vora
  • Patent number: 10929489
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for improving the discoverability of messages on a social network. The creation of a proposed message that requests a response from a target audience is detected. The social network is then searched to identify search terms and posts related to the proposed message. Upon identifying the search terms, the search terms are ranked in order of usage among the identified posts. A list of identified search terms in order of rank is then presented to the user to modify the proposed message. The proposed message is modified using a search term selected by the user from the list of search terms. The modified message is then posted on the social network. In this manner, the message created by the user has been modified to improve the discoverability of the message on the social network and to increase responses from an appropriate target audience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul R. Bastide, Matthew E. Broomhall, Thomas J. Evans, IV, Robert E. Loredo
  • Patent number: 10931675
    Abstract: A computing device, including one or more output devices and a processor. The processor may be configured to download a web application. The web application may include an authorization certificate and a metadata file that includes an identifier of at least one local application program interface (API) of the computing device that is not included in an API whitelist of a web host application program. The processor may determine, based on the authorization certificate and the metadata file, that the web application is authorized to access the at least one local API. The processor may execute the web application at the web host application program. Executing the web application may include utilizing the at least one local API. The processor may convey at least one output of the web application for output at the one or more output devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kirupa Chinnathambi, Kiril Nikolov Seksenov, John-David Lewis Dalton, David L. Risney
  • Patent number: 10838593
    Abstract: While a first display unit is caused to display a first user interface created with a first layout pattern for a first application, when a display operation of moving the user interface for the first application to a second display unit is performed, a CPU determines, based on attributes of the first display unit and the second display unit, a first movement amount used to move and display the first user interface on the first display unit, and a second movement amount used to move and display a second user interface on the second display unit. The CPU causes the first user interface to move and appear at a first movement amount on the first display unit, and causes the second user interface to move and appear at the second movement amount on the second display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi Tsubone
  • Patent number: 10838513
    Abstract: A method comprises causing a character string to be displayed on a display, receiving a signal indicative of user input for selecting the displayed character string, and responding to the signal by using a language engine to predict a location within the selected character string for modification of the selected character string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventor: Ashley Colley
  • Patent number: 10831852
    Abstract: A tag management system can include features to assist in developing a cross-vendor profile for individual visitors to content pages of a content site. The visitors to the content site can obtain universal identifiers usable by the content site to identify the visitors. The universal identifiers can be included in the content pages by the visitor end user systems so that browser tags that may not have native access to the universal identifier can access the universal identifiers. The universal identifiers may then be provided to tag vendor systems with associated visitor data, thereby enabling the tag vendor systems to provide processed or raw data that can be compared by individual universal identifiers. Using this processed data, the content site can prepare the cross-vendor profile of individual visitors and realize insights that may be unavailable using conventional systems and methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: TEALIUM INC.
    Inventor: Michael Anderson
  • Patent number: 10824305
    Abstract: A computational instance of a remote network management platform may be associated with a managed network and include a database containing: (i) indications of software applications installed on computing devices of the managed network, and (ii) indications of software models that respectively define publisher, product, and licensing information related to the software applications. The computational instance may include a server device configured to (i) generate a representation of a first graphical user interface, (ii) transmit, to a client device associated with the managed network, the representation of the first graphical user interface, (iii) receive, from the client device, a selection, (iv) based on the particular set of the software applications and the particular set of the software models, generate a representation of a second graphical user interface, and (v) transmit, to the client device, the representation of the second graphical user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: ServiceNow, Inc.
    Inventors: Nirali Vora, Yiwen Wang
  • Patent number: 10817571
    Abstract: Techniques for retrieving electronic patent documents are disclosed. In one particular embodiment, the techniques may be realized as a method comprising receiving, by at least one computer processor communicatively coupled to a mobile device, an image containing an encoding of a patent number; decoding, by the at least one computer processor, the patent number; transmitting, by the at least one computer processor, the patent number to a patent database; and receiving, by the at least one computer processor, patent information based on the patent number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Accio Patent LLC
    Inventor: Corey Stanley Gordon McCaffrey
  • Patent number: 10681029
    Abstract: A method of selecting websites for displaying in a quick-access field in a web browser is provided. The method includes receiving an indication of user's geographical data and selecting websites from two sub-sets of websites. The first subset of websites is based on popularity amongst other users associated with the user's geographical data. The second subset of websites is based on user's browsing history. Each of the web sites gets ranked based on: a first rank based on a popularity of the given website among some of users associated with the geographical data and a second rank for the given website based on the browser history data associated with the user. The method further includes generating a combined rank based on the first and second rank for each website from the first and second set of websites and using the combined rank for selecting web sites for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: YANDEX EUROPE AG
    Inventors: Dmitry Valeryevich Krasnoperov, Ilya Aleksandrovich Gubarev
  • Patent number: 10664482
    Abstract: Relevance based dynamic navigation is provided. A communication application searches communications to identify hashtags associated with the communications. A relevance score is computed for each hashtag based on a relevance criteria associated with the hashtags. The hashtags are ranked based on the relevance score. Next, the ranked hashtags are presented in a navigation user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Selva Nalliah, Scott Stiles, Tali Roth, Nithya Ramkumar, Bernt Ivar Olsen, Amund Kronen Johansen
  • Patent number: 10657928
    Abstract: There is provided a display device including a display unit, and a projection unit provided in a direction intersecting with a direction perpendicular to a display surface of the display unit, with a rear side of the display surface as a projection direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Heesoon Kim, Tatsushi Nashida
  • Patent number: 10656795
    Abstract: Techniques for presenting, at a graphical user interface (GUI), a constellation view of communications associated with node groups of a network disclosed. A GUI presents icons arranged on concentric rings. Icons on one ring represent device groups. Icons on another ring represent address groups. Icons on another ring represent intranet groups. Each icon is selectable to request information about the communications of the corresponding node group. Connections are drawn between the selected icon and other icons to represent the communications. Each connection is selectable to request additional information regarding the communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Ordr Inc.
    Inventors: Gnanaprakasam Pandian, Vivekanandan Vinayagam, Sheausong Yang, Vijayaraghavan Doraiswami, Krishna Kumar Vavilala
  • Patent number: 10642477
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a display including a touch panel; a processor electrically connected to the display; and a memory electrically connected with the processor, wherein the memory stores instructions executed to enable the processor to: receive, from the touch panel, first data regarding a time or an area contacted by an external object through a first region on the display, receive, from the touch panel, second data regarding a contact or an approach of the external object to a second region of the display after the external object is spaced apart from the display, and display an image or an image variation on the display based on the first data or the second data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young-Gyun Lee, Doo-Yong Park, Young-Dae Lee, Jae-Hak Lee, Min-Ho Kim, Cheong-Jae Lee
  • Patent number: 10606848
    Abstract: Techniques for device configuration using messaging history information are described. In one embodiment, an apparatus may comprise a contact list component operative to determine a promotion contact list for the user account; a predicted interest component operative to determine a predicted communication interest for each contact on a promotion contact list; a predicted activity component operative to determine a user predicted likelihood of future activeness on the communication system; determine a contact predicted likelihood of future activeness on the communication system for each contact; and a contact ranking component operative to determine the ranking weight for each contact based on the predicted communication interest for each contact on the promotion contact list, the user predicted likelihood of future activeness on the communication system, and the contact predicted likelihood of future activeness on the communication system for each contact on the promotion contact list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Brian Kimball, Kunal Nikhil Modi, Jonathan David Perlow, Peter Henry Martinazzi, Ariel Benjamin Evnine
  • Patent number: 10572602
    Abstract: Tools are provided to allow developers to enable applications for Conversational Understanding (CU) using assets from a CU service. The tools may be used to select functionality from existing domains, extend the coverage of one or more domains, as well as to create new domains in the CU service. A developer may provide example Natural Language (NL) sentences that are analyzed by the tools to assist the developer in labeling data that is used to update the models in the CU service. For example, the tools may assist a developer in identifying domains, determining intent actions, determining intent objects and determining slots from example NL sentences. After the developer tags all or a portion of the example NL sentences, the models in the CU service are automatically updated and validated. For example, validation tools may be used to determine an accuracy of the model against test data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ruhi Sarikaya, Daniel Boies, Larry Heck, Tasos Anastasakos
  • Patent number: 10565275
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for improving the discoverability of messages on a social network. The creation of a proposed message that requests a response from a target audience is detected. The social network is then searched to identify search terms and posts related to the proposed message. Upon identifying the search terms, the search terms are ranked in order of usage among the identified posts. A list of identified search terms in order of rank is then presented to the user to modify the proposed message. The proposed message is modified using a search term selected by the user from the list of search terms. The modified message is then posted on the social network. In this manner, the message created by the user has been modified to improve the discoverability of the message on the social network and to increase responses from an appropriate target audience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul R. Bastide, Matthew E. Broomhall, Thomas J. Evans, IV, Robert E. Loredo
  • Patent number: 10542060
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve a system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program, and a method for rendering interactive visualizations of high volume streaming data. Streaming data that describes a plurality of events is loaded in memory. The streaming data includes geospatial data that specifies a source location and a destination location for each event. Visual metaphors representing the events are rendered using a visualization mathematical model that defines, for each visual metaphor, a spatial position and opacity for each point along the visual metaphor throughout a sliding time window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Jinrong Xie, Patrick Nelson, Binbin Shao, Zeqian Shen, Zoher Karu
  • Patent number: 10459519
    Abstract: A method includes: associating, in a computer system, a virtual controller with a physical controller; allocating a first function to the virtual controller, the allocation providing for performance of the first function using the physical controller; detecting a gesture performed using the physical controller; and in response to detecting the gesture, de-allocating the first function from, or allocating a second function to, the virtual controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Tony Kobayashi, Paul Du Bois, Lauren Winston
  • Patent number: 10452247
    Abstract: A system providing a system user integrated player-client management services and functions with enhanced communications between a system user and a player-client defined by the system user having a user resource manager (URM) resident on a computing device of a system user. The URM having player-client profiles with player-client parameters that player-client reporting parameters and player-client action triggers. The URM providing player-client profile page displays, transmitting to a remote device a player-client reporting parameter and in response receiving instant player-client data/updates and updating the player-client profile with the instant player-client data. The URM comparing the received instant player-client data with a player-client action trigger detecting in near real time an occurrence of an resource action event and generating an alert action to the computing device providing the system user an indication on the computing device that the resource action event was detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: DStephens & Associates Partnership
    Inventors: Derek Stephens, Allain R. Roy
  • Patent number: 10452260
    Abstract: A method, comprising: displaying a list of tasks on a touch-sensitive display of a mobile device; detecting a gesture on one of the tasks in the list that satisfies a predetermined condition corresponding to an action relating to the one task; and in response to the gesture satisfying the predetermined condition, executing the action in relation to the one task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: NINTEX PTY LTD
    Inventor: Vahid Taslimi
  • Patent number: 10439979
    Abstract: A dialog for a chat session spans multiple messaging platforms. Bots participate in each messaging platform for maintaining an aggregated and integrated view of the session across the multiple messaging platforms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Brent Vance Zucker, Robert Andrew Kingslyn, Yehoshua Zvi Licht
  • Patent number: 10430595
    Abstract: Embodiments for rendering content by a processor are provided. A request to render content is received. A rendering browser to render the content on a computing device is selected from a plurality of rendering browsers. The selecting of the rendering browser is based on security information associated with at least one of the content and the plurality of rendering browsers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ramamohan Chennamsetty, Charles K. Davis, III, Christopher R. Dotson, Charles S. Lingafelt
  • Patent number: 10402209
    Abstract: Method, system for presenting an object on a computing device. A metaphor application on a computing device organizes a user interface based upon a metaphor. The metaphor organizes a document, file, application, or combination thereof based on geospheric direction, geolocation, or both. The metaphor may also organize a document, file, application, data, or a combination thereof based on a solid geometrical figure in three-dimensional Euclidean space. A document, file, application, or any combination thereof may be associated with geophysical direction, a geolocation, or both. The document, file, application, data, or any combination thereof may further be associated with a solid geometrical figure. A presentation object containing data on the document, file, application, data, or combination thereof, and the geospheric direction, geolocation, or both is formatted into data blocks for rendering on a display. The display may be the display screen of the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Bubble LLC
    Inventor: Derek Rieger
  • Patent number: 10402382
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing recent data items in a database. A method typically includes determining whether a data object managed by an on demand service is designated as able to be accessed by a user at a mobile device and storing locally at a mobile device a plurality of most recently used items viewed for a data object designated as able to be accessed by a user at a mobile device. The method also typically includes determining a single most recently used set from among the stored plurality of most recently used items viewed for at least one data object designated as able to be accessed by a user at a mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Larry Robinson, Erik Forsberg
  • Patent number: 10397430
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus which is capable of running appropriately an application corresponding to designated URL information. An operating unit receives an instruction to perform installation of an additional application different from an installed application. A CPU obtains URL information on the additional application and determines whether or not the URL information on the additional application corresponds to URL information on the installed application. In a case where the URL information on the additional application corresponds to the URL information on the installed application, one of the additional application and the installed application is set to an enabled state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takao Ikuno
  • Patent number: 10374985
    Abstract: A method of providing a chat service between a first device and a plurality of second devices, includes: creating a first chat room configured to display visual signs transmitted and received between the first device and the plurality of second devices; receiving a command to select one or more of the plurality of second devices while the first chat room is displayed on the first device; selecting the one or more of the plurality of second devices based on the command; and creating a second chat room configured to display visual signs transmitted and received between the first device and the selected one or more of the plurality of second devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: LINE Corporation
    Inventors: Kyoung Yun Kim, Young Min Moon, Do Young Park, Jae Wook Kwon
  • Patent number: 10298663
    Abstract: The systems, apparatus, methods, and computer program products described herein allow a user to find published content that may be about the user on a social network by analyzing the user's profile information and social contact information to generate terms, face recognition data, contacts and other data, searching the contacts based on the generated terms, face recognition data, and other data and identifying content that may be about the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Santosh S. Borse, Ajay Raina
  • Patent number: 10296504
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a non-transitory machine-readable medium that stores a program executable by at least one processing unit of a device. The program receives a selection of a first entity and a second entity in a relational data model. The relational data model includes several entities and a set of relationships among the several entities. The program also determines a set of navigation routes through the relational data model based on the first and second entities. The program further provides the determined navigation routes through a graphical user interface (GUI) in order to provide a visual context of data in the relational data model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SuccessFactors, Inc.
    Inventors: David Joseph Hock, Kevin Tully
  • Patent number: 10291705
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments disclose techniques for sending interim notifications to clients of a distributed filesystem. Two or more cloud controllers collectively manage distributed filesystem data that is stored in one or more cloud storage systems; the cloud controllers ensure data consistency for the stored data, and each cloud controller caches portions of the distributed filesystem. During operation, a cloud controller receives a client request to perform a namespace operation upon a filesystem object. The cloud controller determines that it will need to contact at least one of another peer cloud controller or a cloud storage system to service the request, and sends an interim notification to the client to notify the client that the request is pending.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: PANZURA, INC.
    Inventors: Steve Hyuntae Jung, Shishir Mondal, John Richard Taylor, Yun Lin
  • Patent number: 10262262
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the technical field of terminal devices of the Internet of Things, more specifically to a semantic method for terminal devices of the Internet of Things capable of analyzing the application characteristics of terminal devices of the Internet of Things, setting down the rules for building ontology base; analyzing and building initial ontology base by using the ontology base building tool; pre-processing information from network and sensors; collecting information uploaded by sensors, updating the initial ontology base, and expanding the ontology base by collecting information searched by network. The method establishes program plan by object-oriented mode, analyzes implementing results by using existing test data or simulated data, and realizes domain updating and expansion of sensor ontology according to specific applications. The whole development and evolution of sensor ontology is increasing gradually in a spiral form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: SHENYANG INSTITUTE OF AUTOMATION OF THE CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
    Inventors: Xing Tong, Yang Liu, Zhao Shi, Peng Zeng, Haibin Yu
  • Patent number: 10242113
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for improving the discoverability of messages on a social network. The creation of a proposed message that requests a response from a target audience is detected. The social network is then searched to identify search terms and posts related to the proposed message. Upon identifying the search terms, the search terms are ranked in order of usage among the identified posts. A list of identified search terms in order of rank is then presented to the user to modify the proposed message. The proposed message is modified using a search term selected by the user from the list of search terms. The modified message is then posted on the social network. In this manner, the message created by the user has been modified to improve the discoverability of the message on the social network and to increase responses from an appropriate target audience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul R. Bastide, Matthew E. Broomhall, Thomas J. Evans, IV, Robert E. Loredo
  • Patent number: 10169890
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for generating and presenting animated graphs. In one aspect, a method includes updating a user interface to present a first graph representing a set of data corresponding to a time period. The first graph includes a heat map that visually depicts different values of the data for different sub-time periods of the time period using different colors. The heat map includes visual graph elements that each represents a respective sub-time period and depicts a particular color based on the value for the respective sub-time period. The user interface is updated to replace the presentation of the first graph with a presentation of a second graph representing a sum of the different values over the time period. The updating includes animating a transition between the presentation of the first graph and the presentation of the second graph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Nikhil Bakshi, Zev Nettleton Youra, Michael Goderbauer
  • Patent number: 10139987
    Abstract: A system for automatically generating group recommendation comprises a processor and a memory storing instructions that, when executed, cause the system to receive information about a first user; construct a recommended group of other users using the information about the first user; provide the recommended group of other users as suggestion to the first user; and responsive to input from the first user, create a new group in a service, and performing an action on the new group in the service. The disclosure also includes similar methods and computer program products for the automatic generation and suggestion of groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Gavin James, Justin Lewis
  • Patent number: 10133812
    Abstract: A personalized content delivery computer system is provided comprising: (a) one or more server computers; (b) a server computer program which when executed provides: a content interest profile builder; and a content matching utility; wherein the content interest profile builder and content matching utility are linked so as to enable users of the platform interested in targeting (“targeting users”) one or more other users (“consumer” or “consumers”), using content that is likely to be of interest to the consumer; wherein the content interest profile builder intelligently harvests interest parameters for consumers, and stores the interest parameters iteratively into a content interest profile maintained for each consumer; and wherein the content matching utility determines whether content is likely to be of significant interest to a consumer, using the content interest profile for the consumer. A related method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: GRAPEVINE6 INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan Michael Lee, Wayne Luis Gomes, Michael Thomas Orr, Danko Desancic, Pankaj Saini
  • Patent number: 10108927
    Abstract: A method and system for enhancing user experience on a web content page. The method includes extracting a list of contacts of a user from one or more networking websites based on a relationship level. The method also includes analyzing a plurality of posts generated by the list of contacts. The method further includes categorizing each contact in the list of contacts and the plurality of posts under one or more web content topics. Moreover, the method includes displaying, to the user, one or more contacts along with a set of posts relevant to a web content topic on the web content page. The system includes one or more electronic devices, a communication interface, a memory, and a processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventors: Amit Motgi, Ali Satter
  • Patent number: 10043141
    Abstract: An information providing method includes: transmitting, in response to a user's access using a display terminal, first display data, including multiple check items to be used by the user who is choosing a service provider to be allowed to use a target device's log information to check the reliability of that service provider, to a display terminal; receiving selection information representing a set of selected check items including at least one check item selected from the check items included in the first display data using the display terminal; transmitting second display data representing a set of reference check items including, among multiple check items received from other users' terminals, check items which are either similar to, or the same as, check items included in the set of selected check items represented by the selection information, to the display terminal; afterward receiving editing information representing an edited set of check items obtained by editing the set of selected check items, fro
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Kotaro Hakoda, Motoji Ohmori
  • Patent number: 9946713
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for recommending a list of digital media to a user based upon digital media that the user is currently consuming. The list of recommendations is generated from an analysis of the digital media. Subsequently, the list of recommendations is stored on the user's device, and the user is alerted to the list's existence through the rendering of a notification on the user's display. Upon selection of an item from the list of recommendations, the selected digital media is rendered on the display of the user's device within the context of the user's application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Peng Shao, Kemal Oral Cansizlar, Scott Allen Mongrain
  • Patent number: 9874995
    Abstract: A grid-based visualization displays icons representing data entities in grid cells corresponding with the data entities' attribute values. The grid-based visualization enables users to zoom in or maximize the size of a selected grid cell, row of grid cells, column of grid cells, or any other selection of grid cells in a grid-based visualization. When zooming on a single row, the other rows are reduced in height and the selected row is enlarged to occupy the remaining space. When maximizing a single column, the other columns are reduced in width and the selected column is enlarged. When maximizing one or more cells, the unselected cells are minimized in height and/or width, and the selected cells are enlarged. Icons may be dynamically sized to fit within their assigned cells. An overflow indicator, zooming, and scrolling may be used to view sets of icons that cannot fit within their assigned cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Jairam Ramanathan, Prashant Singh, Hugh Zhang, Mark Robertson
  • Patent number: 9877183
    Abstract: The present invention provides a terminal which includes a program determining unit configured to determine at least one associated application program corresponding to a designated contact person in an address book of the terminal, and a displaying unit configured to simultaneously display head portraits of the designated contact person in the address book and the at least one associated application program under the condition that the address book or a designated interface provided by any of the at least one associated application program is displayed. The present invention further provides a processing method for head portraits of a contact person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignees: YULONG COMPUTER TELECOMMUNICATION SCIENTIFIC (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD., DONGGUAN YULONG TELECOMMUNICATION TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Huijuan Yu, Xiaodan Wang