Computer Supported Collaborative Work Between Plural Users Patents (Class 715/751)
  • Patent number: 10963124
    Abstract: A method implemented on a plurality of client computers in communication with a server is disclosed. The plurality of client computers each display common content on an associated display area. The method includes generating messages representing user input received at one client computer of the plurality of client computers, the user input defining content to be shared with the plurality of client computers. The method includes causing the one client computer to transmit the generated messages to the server to elicit transmission of output messages from the server to each of the plurality of client computers, the output messages including information defining the content to be shared. The method includes, in response to receiving output messages from the server at each of the plurality of client computers, displaying the shared content over the common content on the respective display areas on each of the plurality of client computers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventor: Alexander Kropivny
  • Patent number: 10963575
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are described for enterprise access control governance in a computerized information technology (IT) architecture. A server generates a first vector space, each node in the first space representing a user of resources in the IT architecture and including attributes of the user. The server generates a second vector space, each node in the second space representing an entitlement to access resources in the IT architecture and including attributes of the entitlement. The server creates an entitlement utility matrix by mapping nodes in the first space to nodes in the second space. The server determines a set of recommended entitlements for a plurality of users based upon the utility matrix. The server determines a discrepancy between the set of recommended entitlements for a first user and a set of existing entitlements for the first user and adjusts the set of existing entitlements based upon the discrepancy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: FMR LLC
    Inventors: Sean Wang, Paulina Li, Han Zhou, Chad Renfro, Daniel Shnowske, Sean Catlett
  • Patent number: 10956874
    Abstract: A method for creating events for use by an electronic calendar application. A computer device running a calendar application displays a GUI having a representation of a calendar. A first widget on the GUI initiates a software routine for defining an event. The routine generates an interface window having a plurality of event detail widgets which allow the user to interactively define details of the event. Once the details are entered, the event is saved as a multimedia object, and the multimedia object is placed onto the calendar representation. Further, details of the event may include additional multimedia content. Also, the calendar representation itself may include multimedia content. The event may be defined with an approximate time frame rather than a specific time frame. For example, an event may be linked to another event rather than to a specific time frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Boaz Nathaniel Gurdin, Erez Kikin-Gil, Asta Roseway
  • Patent number: 10956868
    Abstract: A collaboration system may produce dynamic collaborative experiences with different tools at different times based on pending workflow tasks and users that are collaborating to complete those tasks. The system may obtain a workflow, and may provide, based on first metadata from the workflow, a first set of users with a first experience that includes a first set of tools for collaborative access to a first set of files. The system may change the first metadata to second metadata in response to output resulting from user interactions with the first set of tools or changes to the first set of files resulting from the first set of users using the first set of tools. The system may provide, based on the second, a second set of users with a second experience that includes a second set of tools for collaborative access to a second set of files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: 5th Kind LLC
    Inventor: Stephen Cronan
  • Patent number: 10951949
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided herein for providing recommendations to a user. A short-media viewing profile may be maintained for the user. The short-media viewing profile may be based on user's behavior while watching short-length media content. A long-media viewing profile may be maintained for the user. The long-media viewing profile may be based on user's behavior while watching long-length media content. In response to determining that the user is currently engaged in viewing short-length media content, a recommendation is provided to the user based on the short-media viewing profile. In response to determining that the user is currently engaged in viewing long-length media content, a recommendation is provided to the user based on the long-media viewing profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: ROVI GUIDES, INC.
    Inventors: Abubakkar Siddiq, Vineet Agarwal, Abhijit Satchidanand Savarkar
  • Patent number: 10949170
    Abstract: A particular organization may undertake a plurality of different privacy campaigns, processing activities, etc. that involve the collection and storage of personal data. The system may be configured to collect customer satisfaction data, for example: (1) as part of a data subject access request submission form; (2) when providing one or more results of a data subject access request to the data subject; or (3) at any other suitable time. The customer satisfaction data may be collected in the form of a suitable survey, free-form response questionnaire, etc. (e.g., thumbs up vs. thumbs down, etc.). Additionally, by integrating a feedback survey with the data subject access request process, the system may increase a number of consumers that provide responses to the feedback survey. In particular embodiments, the system is configured to require the requestor to respond to the feedback survey prior to submitting the data subject access request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: OneTrust, LLC
    Inventors: Kabir A. Barday, Jason L. Sabourin, Jonathan Blake Brannon, Mihir S. Karanjkar, Kevin Jones
  • Patent number: 10938927
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for processing tag-based event communications using machine learning. One or more event communications are received from a user device. The communication(s) include key-value pairs representing an ordered sequence of multiple interaction events of a set of predefined events. Each communication of the one or more event communications includes one generated via execution of tag code integrated with code of an app page or of a webpage. A representation of the ordered sequence is processed using a machine learning model to generate one or more profile estimation results that include an identification of a particular user profile from amongst a set of stored user profile. Profile data is transmitted to a client system that identifies the particular user profile or is from the particular user profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Crossley, Ethan Dereszynski
  • Patent number: 10915316
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a computer-implemented method provides causing displaying in a first screen of a first GUI a first toolbar and a second toolbar. The first toolbar has options related to a branch of source code, including a first option to show a difference between a current version and a previous version of the source code, and the second toolbar has of options related to two branches of source code, including a second option to set up a pull request of merging changes from a source branch into a destination branch. The method further provides receiving a selection of the first option; and causing displaying in the first screen of the GUI a first panel and a second panel. The first panel has a current version of source code in a first branch and an indicator of any difference from a previous version, and the second panel has a current version of source code in a second branch and an indicator of any difference from a previous version.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: ATLASSIAN PTY LTD.
    Inventors: Bryan Paul Turner, Nicolas Ignacio Venegas Rubio, Patrick James Wholean Kaeding, Michael Gerardus Heemskerk
  • Patent number: 10915588
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product for presenting a user interface for a conversational system is described. A user input is received in a dialog between a user and the conversational system, the user input in a natural language. A domain trained semantic matcher is used to determine a set of entities and a user intent from the user input. One or more queries is generated to selected ones of a plurality of knowledge sources, the knowledge sources created from domain specific knowledge. The results from the one or more queries are ranked based on domain specific knowledge. A system response is presented in the dialog based on at least a highest ranked result from the plurality of knowledge sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Raimo Bakis, Song Feng, Jatin Ganhotra, Chulaka Gunasekara, David Nahamoo, Lazaros Polymenakos, Sunil D Shashidhara, Cheng Wu, Li Zhu
  • Patent number: 10911840
    Abstract: Embodiments herein disclose methods and systems for identifying consumption intent of a user in multimedia of an electronic device. A method disclosed herein includes generating contextual data elements for content of the multimedia, wherein the contextual data elements include direct and implied information of the multimedia that enable a user to match and validate intent of consuming the content of the multimedia. The contextual data elements include a text summary, a visual summary, keywords and/or keyphrases, paragraphs, chapters, index tables, questions, analytics, emotions and insights for the content of the multimedia. Further, the method includes displaying the contextual data elements to the user. The user uses the contextual data elements to navigate within the multimedia/across multiple multimedia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventors: Vaibhav Goel, Sharath Manjunath, Vidhya T V, Vinay T S
  • Patent number: 10911324
    Abstract: A wire web component graph that includes a plurality of nodes may be accessed to identify one or more application procedure interfaces (APIs) through which to update one or more data values included in a designated wire web component in a graphical user interface (GUI) being presented on a display device. Each of the data values may correspond to a respective data field represented in the wire web component graph, and each data field may be associated with a respective API in the wire web component graph. The graphical user interface may be updated based on one or more updated data values determined by communicating with the identified APIs over a network and via a communications interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee:, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Venkiteswaran, Diego Ferreiro Val, Caridy Patino, Trevor James Bliss
  • Patent number: 10904245
    Abstract: A recipient communication device and method wherein a user authenticates a message that is being received. The method includes receiving, by a messaging utility of the recipient communication device, a message transmitted from a sender communication device. The messaging utility determines that one of (a) sender authentication of the message and (b) recipient authentication to open the message is required. In response to sender authentication being required, the recipient communication device transmits a request to the sender communication device for sender authentication of the message, and receives a certification of the message based on an authentication of a user input via the sender communication device. When recipient authentication is required, the recipient is prompted to enter biometric input at the recipient device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Jiri Slaby, Roger W. Ady
  • Patent number: 10897486
    Abstract: There is provided a display control apparatus including an acquisition section configured to acquire display information for displaying a state of collaborative editing in which a plurality of editors collaboratively edit a same editing target, and a display control section configured to cause an editing screen to display, based on the display information, the state of the collaborative editing performed on a not displayed part not included in a display range displayed when the editing target is displayed on the editing screen referenced to by a first editor among the plurality of editors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventors: Katsuya Hyodo, Shuichi Konami, Tomoya Narita, Akemi Tazaki
  • Patent number: 10891428
    Abstract: Embodiments presented herein include a method for altering a first annotation associated with a media file. This method may generally include the technique for receiving the media file wherein the media file contains the first annotation which is associated with a first playback speed of the media file. A second playback speed is received for the media file. A second annotation is generated based on the second playback speed of the media file based on the first annotation associated with the first playback speed of the media file. The second annotation is associated with the second playback speed of the media file and, at the second playback speed, the media file concurrently plays the second annotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: AUTODESK, INC.
    Inventors: George Frank Fitzmaurice, Tovi Grossman, Justin Frank Matejka
  • Patent number: 10884589
    Abstract: A social networking system identifies a user's relative preference for objects maintained by the social networking system, such as pages associated with movies, restaurants, businesses, or other content. To obtain the user's preferences, the system provides pairs, or groups, of objects to a user and prompts the user to indicate a preference between the objects in each pair. This obtained information about the user's relative preferences is stored in conjunction with the user's profile, which can then be used to select content subsequently presented to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Pike, Yuankai Ge, Chad Little
  • Patent number: 10887338
    Abstract: Creating a note on a lock screen may be provided. In some examples, an application, such as a communication application, may detect an input to generate a note on a lock screen. The communication application may provide a note interface to capture the note. Next, the note may be captured on the note interface. In response, the note may be saved at a first storage location. The first storage location may be isolated by an operating system of the computing device to prevent an execution of a malicious code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventor: Robert Miller
  • Patent number: 10885073
    Abstract: The present invention discloses methods, systems, and tools for evaluating a number of value significance measures of ontological subjects of compositions or networks. The method breaks a composition into its constituent ontological subjects of different orders and builds a participation matrix indicating the participation of ontological subjects of the composition in other ontological subjects, i.e. the partitions, of the composition. Using the participation information of the OSs into each other, an association strength matrix is built from which the value significance measures of the partitions of the composition are calculated. The methods systematically calculate the value significances of the ontological subjects of different orders of the composition. Various systems for implementing the methods and some exemplary applications and services are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventor: Hamid Hatami-Hanza
  • Patent number: 10877938
    Abstract: An approach is provided for synchronizing elements in files across a technical environment. In one embodiment, a processor obtains a first change to a first file. The processor also obtains data identifying a second file. The processor determines if the change is supported by a data library in a pre-defined list of data sources. The processor analyzes the data library to determine a type of the change. The processor applies the type of the change to the second file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventors: Danny Y. Chen, Fabian F. Morgan, Sarah V. White Eagle, Zhe Yan, Chuan Yang, Dan Dan Zheng
  • Patent number: 10866931
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include systems and methods of a desktop application for accessing a cloud collaboration platform. The disclosed application utilizes a native desktop environment to provide a better cloud collaboration experience by making the cloud-based platform accessible for file editing, file opening/closing/previewing, moving files between the local desktop environment and a web application (e.g., native to the cloud-based platform), syncing folders or marking any folders or parents/children of any folders to sync and/or utilizing any of the collaborative features (e.g., emailing links or inviting collaborators to collaborate on a file directly via the desktop environment using native contacts or contacts in the web app environment).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Box, Inc.
    Inventors: Sang Lee, Matthew Self, Ryan Knotts
  • Patent number: 10866872
    Abstract: Disclosed are hardware and techniques for building runbooks for new computer-implemented processes by correlating break events from the new processes with break events extant in existing runbooks for existing computer-implemented processes. In addition, fix events associated with the correlated break events are evaluated to determine the likelihood that they will be able to fix the error condition which caused the break event from the new process. The fix events are presented to a human operator who may select and test each fix event to determine if the error condition is directed and, if so, the correlated break event associated with the fix event are merged together and added to a new runbook for the new computer-implement process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Bhavik Gudka, Milind Patel, Surya Avirneni, Umang Mistry
  • Patent number: 10860985
    Abstract: Artificial intelligence is introduced into an electronic meeting context to perform various tasks before, during, and/or after electronic meetings. The tasks may include a wide variety of tasks, such as agenda creation, participant selection, real-time meeting management, meeting content supplementation, and post-meeting processing. The artificial intelligence may analyze a wide variety of data such as data pertaining to other electronic meetings, data pertaining to organizations and users, and other general information pertaining to any topic. Capability is also provided to create, manage, and enforce meeting rules templates that specify requirements and constraints for various aspects of electronic meetings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Steven A. Nelson, Hiroshi Kitada, Lana Wong
  • Patent number: 10853231
    Abstract: Techniques and solutions are described for automatically analyzing code for code principle violations. A code analysis can be configured that includes one or more tests for one or more code principle violations. The code analysis can be applied statically, against previously generated code, or can be conducted in a dynamic manner as code is being written or edited. Code, such as automatically generated code, can be excluded from analysis, or reports of analysis results. When a code principle violation is detected, the violation can be displayed to a user. Information regarding correcting the violation can be displayed. In some cases, a code principle violation can be automatically corrected. Code violations can be classified, such as by severity, and can be associated with particular code, such as code packages or objects, or particular developers or development groups. Reports can be prepared summarizing changes in code principle violations over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Eugen Guenther, Estevao Schultz-Neto, Stefan Hauser, Guy Cases Langhoff
  • Patent number: 10848527
    Abstract: An example method including: with respect to a local session contained in a local session list, determining a remote user account corresponding to the local session; and when it is determined that the remote user account is not included in a set particular account list, concealing the local session in the local session list. Through the above method, it is feasible to only add an account of a particular object to the particular account list. In this way, local sessions corresponding to other remote user accounts other than the account of the particular object will be concealed in the local session list, and thus it is convenient for a local user to look for a particular session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Dingtalk Holding (Cayman) Limited
    Inventors: Cong Zhang, Shouchang Wang, Jing Lin, Qiongyao Jin, Cong Yu, Zijun Lin
  • Patent number: 10848179
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a computer implemented method of data compression using a hardware accelerator. A first thread pool for compression jobs, and a first polling thread is allocated for polling the status of a hardware accelerator. A compression thread is retrieved from the first thread pool in response to a compression request from a file system. Multiple source data buffers from the file system are aggregated into a compression unit, and a scatter gather list and destination buffer are submitted to the hardware accelerator. A checksum of result data is calculated from the destination buffer. A zlib header is added to the result data, and the checksum is added as a zlib footer to the result data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventors: Yujuan Li, Wei Lin, Tao Chen, Colin Zou, Rahul Ugale
  • Patent number: 10848529
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for sharing presentation data, interactions, and annotation information between devices. The method includes: converting the presentation data into at least one image; transmitting the at least one image to the second device; displaying an image from among the at least one image on a screen of the first device, and transmitting image identification information about the displayed image to the second device; adding annotation data to the displayed image, based on a user input; and transmitting annotation information about the annotation data to the second device. The second device displays an image corresponding to the image identification information on a screen of the second device based on the image identification information, and the second device displays the annotation information on the image displayed on the screen of the second device the annotation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventors: Jung-kih Hong, Min-suk Choi, Yoon-suk Choi, Sang-Il Lee, Seong-hoon Kang
  • Patent number: 10834193
    Abstract: Methods, systems and computer program products for scheduling retrieval of shared content. Certain embodiments commence upon storing shared content at a collaboration system that is connected to a plurality of user devices by a network. After gathering one or more environmental conditions that correspond to at least one of the plurality of user devices, a time or a plurality of times is predicted, the predicted time or times corresponding to when conditions such as a user's device location or network strength conditions or other environmental conditions that affect the user devices might change. Based on the predicted times, a retrieval schedule is defined. The retrieval schedule includes instructions for initiating downloading of portions of the shared content from the collaboration system to the user device. Initiation of the start of downloading may be calculated to cause just-in-time downloading that completes just before the time of a predicted change in conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Box, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter John Potrebic
  • Patent number: 10831851
    Abstract: The co-browsing system described enables participants to share controlled content during a co-browsing session. A first participant's input on a web page may be collected and transferred to a second participant's computing device. The browser in the second participant's computing device, which is displaying the same web page, may receive the first participant's input and be manipulated by the first participant's input. Consequently, the participants may share a web-browsing experience while they jointly navigate web-related content at the same time, including the content and their activities on web pages, as if they are interacting with the web page on the same screen. Such controlled content co-browsing occurs in a system which has a repository of controlled content items and customer relationship management (CRM) information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: VEEVA SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Arno Sosna, Timothy S. Murphy, Cindy Chiang, Ling Lam, Robert MacDonell, Hui Wang, Tao Dong
  • Patent number: 10833883
    Abstract: Provided is a method, computer program product, and virtual conferencing system for providing virtual conferencing assistance to a user. A processor may monitor a virtual conferencing session between a plurality of users. The processor may detect a command to interact with a user interface (UI) element has been given. The processor may analyze UI action data in locating the UI element for the plurality of users. The processor may compare the UI action data for the plurality of users to a data threshold. The processor may determine, in response to the data threshold being met, that a user is experiencing difficulty in locating the UI element. The processor may provide, in response to determining that the user is experiencing difficulty, assistance to the user in locating the UI element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Janani Janakiraman, Fang Lu, Nadiya Kochura, Su Liu
  • Patent number: 10831724
    Abstract: An enhanced resource reconciliation process is disclosed to examine the metadata hierarchy of unidentified instances of configuration objects within a particular “data partition” (sometimes called a dataset) of an enterprise configuration management database (CMDB) and perform reconciliation against a target dataset, such as a golden, i.e., production, dataset. The enhanced reconciliation process could identify against instances in the production dataset that are of the same class as the unidentified instance—as well as instances that come from any “candidate” classes. Candidate classes could consist of, e.g., classes upstream or downstream from the unidentified instance in the metadata hierarchy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: BMC Software, Inc.
    Inventor: Vitaly Morozov
  • Patent number: 10820044
    Abstract: An example first playback device includes programming to perform functions including receiving a first request to associate with a first playback queue that is stored remotely from, and persists unassociated with, any playback device of the media playback system. The functions also include associating with the first playback queue and designating the first playback queue as an active queue of the first playback device. The functions also include receiving a second request to enter into a group with a second playback device that is associated with a second playback queue, entering into the group with the second playback device, associating with the second playback queue, and designating the second playback queue as the active queue of the first playback device. The functions also include receiving a third request to leave the group, and after receiving the third request, de-designating the second playback queue as its active queue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Luis Vega-Zayas, Kristen Johansen, Paul Bates, Abhishek Kumar
  • Patent number: 10819759
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, participating in a communication session over a network with a second communication device that is remote from the communication device where the communication session includes a computer supported collaborative work environment utilizing a non-baton passing protocol, presenting content at a display device where the content is presented by the second communication device at a second display device, receiving first user input at the user interface where second user input is received by the second communication device where a conflict resolution is applied to events associated with the first and second user input, and presenting adjusted content at the display device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Douglas Riecken, James G. Beattie, Jr., Amee Fontanetta, Luis Ramos, Roque Rios, III, Stephen Francis Triano, Eshrat Huda
  • Patent number: 10810175
    Abstract: A device, system, and computer implemented method for storing segmented data in a computer memory, the segmented data indicating which of a plurality of entities belong to which of a plurality of segments, each segment accommodating entities sharing a single binary characteristic. A computer receives a list of entity identifiers selected from a sequence of entity identifiers, each entity identifier in the list representing an entity which belongs to a segment; the computer uses the list to create a bitmap in which each bit has a bit position in a bit sequence corresponding to the sequence of entity identifiers. The state of each bit indicates whether the entity identifier representing that position in the sequence identifies an entity belonging in the segment or not; and the bitmap is stored in a memory in association with a segment identifier, as the segmented data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: KING.COM LTD.
    Inventor: Galderic Punti
  • Patent number: 10798040
    Abstract: Described herein is a mashing technology that facilitates mashup creation over a plurality of publish/subscribe social network data stream. These mashing techniques that are tailored to managing content from disparate social networks. As described herein, these techniques include creating and using a set of operations that facilitate the creation of “mashups” over multiple publish/subscribe social network data streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Henricus Johannes Maria Meijer
  • Patent number: 10789078
    Abstract: Inputting information is disclosed including receiving a user input comprising a first string, presenting a plurality of candidates corresponding to the first string, receiving a first trigger instruction directed at a target candidate among the plurality of candidates, the target candidate conforming to a preset rule, and in response to the first trigger instruction, automatically providing expansion content corresponding to the target candidate, the expansion content being content acquired from an application other than an input program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Yue Yan, Gang Cheng, Lisha Qiao
  • Patent number: 10789576
    Abstract: A meeting management method, system, and non-transitory computer readable medium, include a target determination circuit configured to determine a target of an agenda for a meeting, the target of the agenda including which users correspond to a topic, a behavior capturing circuit configured to capture behavior of the users during the meeting, a tracking and identifying circuit configured to track the behavior of the users during the meeting and identify a user of the users corresponding to the behavior, and a difference determination circuit configured to determine if a difference between the behavior of the users and the target of the agenda is greater than a threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventors: Rachel Katherine Emma Bellamy, Jonathan Hudson Connell, II, Robert George Farrell, Brian Paul Gaucher, Jonathan Lenchner, David Osmond Scott Melville, Valentina Salapura
  • Patent number: 10791186
    Abstract: A client application of a device collects presence information and other interaction information from an application viewing a content item synchronized with a content management system. The interaction information indicates interactions of a device with respect to a content item. The client application receives presence information from other devices synchronized to the content item and displays a presence indicator in a user interface element. The presence indicator is displayed relative to a user interface element of the application viewing the content item. The displayed presence information may inform the user that other users are editing or viewing the content item, and may permit the user to receive notifications when another user's presence has changed to a particular status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventor: Maxime Larabie-Belanger
  • Patent number: 10785643
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a deep learning neural network based security system and a control method therefor and, more particularly, to a deep learning neural network based security system comprising: at least one WiFi node; and a deep learning module for detecting an object from a WiFi signal received from the WiFi node, wherein the deep learning module identifies information on the object when the object is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventors: Jooyoung Kim, Danish Thomas, Jungjoon Lee, Viswanath Ganapathy
  • Patent number: 10783266
    Abstract: A system and method includes: ingesting the computing resource ingestion group at a remote access control service by generating a replica computing resource ingestion group, wherein ingesting the computing resource ingestion group includes replicating each of the plurality of computing resources of the computer network to a remote storage of the remote access control service; applying different permissioning indicia to disparate subsets of the plurality of computing resources of the replica computing resource ingestion group; generating permissioning nexus between each of the one or more accessor groups and the disparate subsets of the plurality of computing resources of the replica computing resource ingestion group, wherein generating the one or more permissioning nexus includes applying one of the different permissioning indicia to each of the one or more accessor groups; disabling access to the computing resource ingestion group at the computer network based on generating the permissioning nexus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Indais Corp.
    Inventors: Nicole Patrice DeMember, Ross A. Buntrock, Cullen Dudas
  • Patent number: 10776136
    Abstract: A technique is described herein for managing the manner in which a computing device transitions from one user interface (UI) mode to another. The technique stores state information that describes prior states of UI features that have appeared in previous UI presentations, with respect to different UI modes. When transitioning from a first UI presentation (associated with a first UI mode) to a second UI presentation (associated with a second UI mode), the technique leverages the state information to restore one or more aspects of a prior-encountered state associated with the second UI mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Shawn Michael Brown, Scott David Schenone, Darcie Alison Gurley, Patrick Joseph Derks, Sammy Chiu, Bret Paul Anderson, Max Michael Benat, James David Peter Drage, Jason Michael Deakins
  • Patent number: 10769194
    Abstract: An affinity server estimates an affinity between two different time based media events (e.g., TV, radio, social media content stream), between a time based media event and a specific topic, or between two different topics, where the affinity score represents an intersection between the populations of social media users who have authored social media content items regarding the two different events and/or topics. The affinity score represents an estimation of the real world affinity between the real world population of people who have an interest in both time based media events, both topics, or in a time based media event and a topic. One possible threshold for including a social media user in a population may be based on a confidence score that indicates the confidence that one or more social media content items authored by the social media user are relevant to the topic or event in question.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Ben Fleischman, Deb Kumar Roy, Jeremy Rishel, Anjali Midha, Matthew Miller
  • Patent number: 10757208
    Abstract: Systems for curating and presenting relevant collaboration activity to newly-added users in a cloud-based content management platform. A method embodiment commences by observing and recording user events that correspond to interactions between any number of users and any number of content objects. When a new person who does not have an event history is added, his/her user profile is updated to indicate he/she is a new user, and a start-up proxy user is identified. The proxy user refers to either a real user that is in some way similar to the newly-added user, or the proxy user is a virtual user as amalgamated from previously recorded user history records. The events in the history records of the proxy user are associated with the newly-added user. When the newly-added user interacts with a user interface of the cloud-based content management platform, feed entries are generated and presented to the newly-added user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Box, Inc.
    Inventors: Sesh Jalagam, Victor De Vansa Vikramaratne
  • Patent number: 10747740
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a fast approximate as well as exact hierarchical network storage and retrieval system and method for encoding and indexing graphs or networks as well as for identifying substructure matches or analogs within graph data. Cognitive Memory encodes graphs via generalized combinatorial maps and a new quantum-inspired Q-Hashing algorithm to summarize local structures of the graph along with a contraction and graph property calculation to build an index data structure called the Cognitive Signature for property based, analog based or structure or sub-structure based search. The system and method of the present invention is ideally suited to store and index all or parts or substructures or analogs of graphs as well as dynamically changing graphs such as traffic graphs or flows and motion picture sequences of graphs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: KYNDI, INC.
    Inventor: Arun Majumdar
  • Patent number: 10747948
    Abstract: A system and method for annotating video content is disclosed. The method receives, from a first client device of an annotating user, annotation data that includes annotations and specifies time portions of a video to include the annotations. The method also receives, from a second client device of a viewing user, a request of the viewing user to view the video with the annotations. The request of the viewing user is associated with a preference of the viewing user to display or hide the annotation during particular time portions of the video while the video is played. Responsive to the request, the method transmits the video with the annotations to the second client device for presentation of the video with the annotations in accordance with the annotation data of the annotating user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Tsvetomir Petrov Petrov
  • Patent number: 10747728
    Abstract: As users increasingly shift to cloud services, devices are less likely to be pre-loaded with applications that support the multitudes of different file types that exist today and are continuing to be created. Thus, embodiments are directed to editing and sharing unsupported files through an instantly generated preview without having to install applications that support each file type and/or subscribe to services. For example, in response to detecting a user's request to access a file that is stored locally and determining a lack of a local application or previewer associated with the file, a preview that includes a presentation of the file using a registered previewer may be instantly generated. The preview may be rendered such that the file can be edited and/or shared through the previewer based on a level of editing and/or sharing functionality, respectively, where the levels of functionality are based on the user's subscription status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jose Emmanuel Miranda-Steiner, Steven J. Bailey, John D. Rodrigues
  • Patent number: 10748577
    Abstract: Videos may be automatically generated using a set of video clip. Individual moments of interest may be identified within individual video clips of a set of video clips. A moment of interest may correspond to a point in time within a video clip. The point in time may be associated with one or more values of one or more attributes of the video clip. Individual moments of interest may be associated with individual portions of a video. The video may be generated using the set of video clips based on the associations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Joven Matias, Ha Phan
  • Patent number: 10743045
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a request for streaming content from a device of a user, accessing a user profile to determine a first preference of the user, accessing a user device to identify third party content service providers of the user to determine a second preference of the user, and generating a playlist based on the first preference and the second preference of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Depies, Aaron Goldstein, Carl J. Harvey
  • Patent number: 10740944
    Abstract: Examples of systems and methods for augmented facial animation are generally described herein. A method for mapping facial expressions to an alternative avatar expression may include capturing a series of images of a face, and detecting a sequence of facial expressions of the face from the series of images. The method may include determining an alternative avatar expression mapped to the sequence of facial expressions, and animating an avatar using the alternative avatar expression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Yikai Fang, Yangzhou Du, Qiang Eric Li, Xiaofeng Tong, Wenlong Li, Minje Park, Myung-Ho Ju, Jihyeon Kate Yi, Tae-Hoon Pete Kim
  • Patent number: 10740647
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed toward systems and methods for detecting an object in an input image based on a target object keyword. For example, one or more embodiments described herein generate a heat map of the input image based on the target object keyword and generate various bounding boxes based on a pixel analysis of the heat map. One or more embodiments described herein then utilize the various bounding boxes to determine scores for generated object location proposals in order to provide a highest scoring object location proposal overlaid on the input image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventors: Delun Du, Zhe Lin, Baldo Faieta
  • Patent number: 10735814
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for extracting media content from social networking services and presenting the extracted content to an IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) user in a personalized and easy-to-consume manner. One or more feeds from social networking services that contain data pertaining to the user's social graph are monitored by a service in the IPTV domain for media content that meets preset criteria and preferences of the user. A social networking dashboard application is hosted in the IPTV environment and includes a user interface arranged with tools to enable the user to set preferences and specify tags that control various aspects of the media content extraction. The service can also monitor the social networking feeds in a real-time manner that enables creation of a knowledge base that is usable to present media content “trends” to the IPTV user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventors: True Xiong, Charles McCoy, Ling Jun Wong
  • Patent number: 10728198
    Abstract: The presently disclosed subject matter includes a system to receive, from a plurality of compute devices, a set of media files and a set of geolocations, each media file from the set of media files captured by a compute device from the plurality of compute devices and each geolocation from the set of geolocations associated with a compute device from the plurality of compute devices. The system determines an event geolocation based on the set geolocations. The system sends a request message to a compute device from the plurality of compute devices when it is determined that the compute device is departing from the event geolocation. The system receives from the departing compute device, at least one media file associated with the event and publishes, via a host server, the set of media files and the at least one media file associated with the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: XO Group Inc.
    Inventors: Angela Kim, Lee Hoffman