Computer Supported Collaborative Work Between Plural Users Patents (Class 715/751)
  • Patent number: 11445029
    Abstract: Integrated workspaces on a communication platform are described. In an example, a user account can be associated with at least two group identifiers thereby associating the user account with at least two workspaces. A first group identifier can correspond to a first workspace within which a first group communicates via a communication platform and a second group identifier can correspond to a second workspace within which a second group communicates via the communication platform. A user interface can be presented via a user computing device operable by a user associated with the user account, wherein the user interface integrates data associated with each of the at least two workspaces with which the user is associated. That is, the user is able to access data associated each of the at least two workspaces via a user interface that presents data from each of the at least two workspaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Slack Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: John Rodgers, James Scheinblum, Tracy Stampfli, Michael Demmer, Danil Glinenko, Jason Klym
  • Patent number: 11436227
    Abstract: Disclosed are examples of systems, apparatus, methods, and computer program products for accessing and displaying shared data. In some implementations, a shared cache can be maintained. A first component and a second component can be identified. A shared record can be identified as associated with the first component and the second component. It can be determined that the shared record is valid. Shared record data from the shared record can be displayed through the first component and the second component in a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Salesforce, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Venkiteswaran, Marcus Torres
  • Patent number: 11438227
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein that are capable of iteratively updating a collaboration site or a template that may be used to create a new collaboration site. The collaboration site or the template may be updated to include new features based on (e.g., based at least in part on) a likelihood that the new features will be valuable to users. The likelihood that new features will be valuable to the users may be determined (e.g., derived) using heuristics, machine learning, intelligent user experiences, and/or an understanding of user behavior gathered by a service that provides the collaboration site or the template. The likelihood may be compared to a likelihood threshold to determine whether the collaboration site or the template is to be updated. In accordance with this example, the update may be made if the likelihood is greater than or equal to the likelihood threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Sooraj Ashutosh Purandare, Janet Longhurst, Tejas Pravin Mehta, Wenvi Hidayat, John L. DeMaris, Dieter P. Jansen, Mary Ellen Arndt
  • Patent number: 11418551
    Abstract: A content joint editing method according to an embodiment of the inventive concept may preserve the real-time property of update of edits as much as possible even if the number of editors increases when multiple editors simultaneously edit content. A content editing method can share and edit various contents without calling a separate external application in an online collaboration service. A content sharing method can manage each user's access rights to a content in individual content units in collaboration service that displays a plurality of contents at the same time in the collaboration space for sharing contents among multiple users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hwang Kyu Shin, Du Hwan Lim, Ju Yeon Ma, Ki Hoon Kim, Ki Yung Lee, Jee Hea Lee, Jae Sung Jo, Cho Roke Kim, Eun Byul Park, Mingtian Yu, Ik Jun Han, Sung Hee Kim, Su Ryeon Lee, Hyun Ah Bae, Jae Dong Chang, Dong Gyu Lee, Jae Pyo Son
  • Patent number: 11412928
    Abstract: An ophthalmic imaging system has a specialized graphical user interface GUI to convey information for manually adjusting control inputs to bring an eye into alignment with the device. The GUI provides additional information such as laterality, visual alignment overlay aids, and live video feeds. The system further applies automatic gain control to fundus images, synchronizes itself with other ophthalmic systems on a computer network, and provides an optimized image load and display system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignees: Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc., Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
    Inventors: Gregory Anderson, Muzammil Arain, Keith Brock, Scott Chang, Matthew J. Everett, Zubir Khan, Archana Kolli, Priya Kulkarni, Benjamin Kwok, Conor Leahy, Gary Lee, Jennifer Luu, Pranav Malvania, David Nolan, Keith O'Hara, Sunny Virmani, Richard Orlowski
  • Patent number: 11409824
    Abstract: Methods and systems for curating notifications from unfollowed accounts are described herein. The system tracks that a first account previously followed a second account and subsequently unfollowed the second account. The system identifies an interest of the first account and monitors the activities of the second account for activity that matches the interest. If there is a match between the interest and an activity of the second account, the system notifies the first account of the activity. These methods and systems provide the user with relevant information from unfollowed accounts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: ROVI GUIDES, INC.
    Inventors: Madhusudhan Srinivasan, Vijay Kumar
  • Patent number: 11410564
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a development system to permit a developer to generate mixed reality (MR) streaming content for display on a VR headset worn by a viewer. The system allows development and generation of the content steam by non-technical personnel, where such developers are not required to possess computer skills or engineering knowledge. The streaming content generated includes embedded pre-recorded video files originally recorded in a 360 degree format, which significantly reduces computer processing time, memory requirements, and significantly speeds up the development time required to produce a final executable streaming content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
    Inventors: Thenkurussi Kesavadas, Naveen Kumar Sankaran, Steven M. LaValle
  • Patent number: 11397745
    Abstract: This invention is a system and method that supports peer to peer interactions, in which users rate themselves and others, using a review-based system and algorithm-oriented search engine. The algorithm locates and displays users through a set list of parameters via the search engine. After locating the profile, the user can become more informed about their search or publish a report on the search, then utilize their newfound knowledge in their upcoming meeting to their benefit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Inventor: Grant Carter Hemingway
  • Patent number: 11393048
    Abstract: Systems and methods for open social networks configured for a location or a region. The social networks are accessible to all users. In one aspect, user quantities or post quantities of each social network are displayed on a map. In another aspect, a user continuously receives content presented at a social network which has the most participants. In yet another aspect, a part of advertising revenues is used to incentivize users who post a popular content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventor: Chian Chiu Li
  • Patent number: 11379094
    Abstract: A content selection method using a computer includes: acquiring a plurality of images related to intensities of at least one emotion; displaying the plurality of images in a selectable manner in a display; acquiring an intensity of the at least one emotion to which an image that a user has selected from the plurality of images is related and designating the acquired intensity as a current emotional state that indicates a user's current emotional state; acquiring a target emotional state that indicates an emotional state that the user has set as a target; determining a content to be used to change the current emotional state to the target emotional state; and outputting the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Miwa Fukino, Hiroki Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 11372525
    Abstract: The techniques disclosed herein improve existing systems by providing a system that automatically generates a scalable summary with adaptable graphical associations between people and content. The system can select a level of detail that can be applied to a process for generating a summary of content. The level of detail can be based on a user's engagement with respect to one or more events. The system can improve the usability of the summary by selecting a level of detail that is optimized for the user's contextual status. The system also improves the user's interaction with a computer by providing an adaptable layout of information indicating a source of content. The adaptable layout allows users to readily identify topics, content sources, and high-priority summary sections regardless of the level of detail that is selected for the summary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Thomas Faulkner, Shalendra Chhabra, Eric R. Sexauer
  • Patent number: 11367273
    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: July 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Delun Du, Zhe Lin, Baldo Faieta
  • Patent number: 11368323
    Abstract: A system and a method for facilitating meeting content to be referred for attending a meeting. The system receives a current meeting information associated with the meeting. The system computes similarity scores corresponding to a plurality of past meeting information against the current meeting information. The system identifies a past meeting information with highest similarity score and a set of past service provider entities from the past meeting information. The system identifies a past skillset based on a set of past service provider parameters associated with the set of past service provider entities and correlates the past skillset with a current skillset associated with at least one current service provider entity to identify a skill gap, between the past and current skillsets. The system extracts and facilitates meeting content to the at least one current service provider entity for attending the meeting based on the identified skill gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Zensar Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Sandeep Kishore, Sumant Kulkarni, Shikhar Agrawal, Hari Eswar S M, Aishwarya Chaurasia, Richa Sawhney, Shree Krishna Somani
  • Patent number: 11356288
    Abstract: An interactive broadcast management system including an automatic dynamic creation of groups of online participants to form or reform chat rooms based on any one or more of: the number of people joining a sub chat room; the amount of interaction of those people; and the range of opinions of those people; and as a result of one or more of those reviews an automatic change in: the size of the chat room; ranking of people in that chat room; and the number of people to be selected from each chat room to form a pool of engaging participants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Lets Join In (Holdings) Pty., Ltd.
    Inventors: Geza Szeredi, Giftson Selladurai Selvan Rajadurai
  • Patent number: 11354444
    Abstract: Access control for an ordered event stream (OES) storage system is disclosed. Access to a portion of an OES can be controlled at a key-level in relation to a key space of the OES. An application instance can be identified to enable determining a correspondence to one or more keys. The correspondence can be embodied in stored data, for example, via an advanced access control list (AACL) that can be in the form of a list, a table, etc. Application instance access to the portion of the OES can be controlled by determining if an access rule is satisfied, e.g., determining if the key space the application instance wants to access comports with the one or more keys corresponding to the application instance identity. In an aspect, screening data corresponding to the AACL can enable preliminary access screening external to the OES storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Mikhail Danilov, Yohannes Altaye
  • Patent number: 11347716
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for tracking and enforcing relationships between items. A relationship interface may be provided that conveys the relationship (or link) between items, and through which a user may define the link between two or more items. Identifying a link between two items may establish a set of one or more rules to be enforced with respect to the use of one or both of the items (e.g., when the items are stored, when the items are used to create other items, when other items are associated with the items). In various embodiments, violations of one or more rules may be identified and provided via the user interface. In some embodiments, new items that conflict with one or more rules may be prevented from being committed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Jack Fischer, Advaith Anand, Andrew Jiang, Christopher Dugan
  • Patent number: 11334719
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer program products are presented for a named entity recognition engine. The NER Engine initiates extraction of named entities from a document(s) and identifies one or more required parameters that correspond to a document outline type classification(s) of the document(s). The NER Engine applies a named entity recognition model to the extracted named entities to predict respective mappings between the extracted named entities and the one or more required parameters, wherein the said mapping depends on a Previous Number of Words model which is based on a same predefined number of words that appear before a named entity, as well as a model based on the named entity being included in a document sentence, and a model which depends on position of the named entity in the document. The NER Engine generates a user interface for display of the predicted respective mappings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: The Abstract Operations Company
    Inventor: Bhavesh Kakadiya
  • Patent number: 11327625
    Abstract: A method for providing user feedback for a website includes generating, via a programming interface of a first computing device, a substantially transparent overlay for a graphical user interface (GUI) of a web page, the substantially transparent overlay preventing user interaction with the GUI of the web page, receiving coordinates of an area on the substantially transparent overlay, translating, by the first computing device, the coordinates of the area on the substantially transparent overlay to source code for an element on the GUI of the web page located at a corresponding position of the coordinates of the area on the substantially transparent overlay, and transmitting, by the first computing device, source code for the element to a second computing device for rendering the element on a second computing device GUI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: TRUIST BANK
    Inventors: James Harrison Creager, Daniel Jordan Schantz, Brannan Rhett McDougald
  • Patent number: 11330026
    Abstract: Methods and systems relate to a method for providing concurrent sharing of screen elements by multiple users within a communication session. First, a system connects multiple participants of a communication session. The system receives, from a first participant, a request to initiate sharing of one or more screen elements from a user device associated with the first participant. In response to the request, the system captures and displays the one or more screen elements from the user device of the first participant to the communication interfaces of the other participants. The system then receives, from one or more additional participants of the communication session, additional requests to initiate sharing of one or more additional screen elements. In response, the system captures and displays the additional screen elements of the additional participants to the communication interfaces of the other participants, such that multiple screen elements from multiple users are displayed concurrently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Zoom Video Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Lin Han, Bo Ling, Hailei Sheng, Nitasha Walia
  • Patent number: 11321410
    Abstract: This application discloses an information recommendation method and apparatus, a device, and a storage medium, and belongs to the field of information recommendation. The method includes starting an application program according to a start operation, a first account being logged in in the application program; obtaining a recommended information flow for the first account, recommended information in the recommended information flow including at least one piece of interactive recommended information, the interactive recommended information being information for which a second account generates an interactive message, the first account and the second account having a social relationship; and displaying an information presentation interface, the information presentation interface comprising the recommended information displayed in an information flow form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Zhe Feng, Zhiping Wang, Leyu Lin, Ge Wang, Yang Cui, Jiayi Ding, Shuo Wang, Qihao Zhu, Chenglin Zhong, Shanpeng Sun, Xiumin Lin, Yang Zuo, Junhong Yan, Ming Zou, Xulin Liao, Feng Xia, Xu Zhang, Su Yan, Wei Wang, Zhiwei Guo, Jianxiong Feng
  • Patent number: 11314725
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a review application accesses a review file containing a text-based comment describing a change to an object in a design file. The design file is created and editable in a design application different from the review application. The review application determines, from the text-based comment, a tool in the design application configured to implement the change to the object described in the text-based comment. The review application updates the user interface to include a user interface of the tool along with the text-based comment and receives, through the user interface of the tool, a confirmation of applying the change to the object in the design file. The review application further causes the change to the object to be applied to the design file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Ajay Jain, Sanjeev Tagra, Nitish Maurya, Sachin Soni, Abhishek Jain
  • Patent number: 11314533
    Abstract: A virtual desktop management which includes establishing a log-on session and loading a first user's desktop on a computer of the first user, capturing a virtual workspace by taking a snapshot of the state of the first user's desktop, saving the captured virtual workspace of the first user for automated retrieval of the captured virtual workspace by any one of the first user and a second user during the log-on session or during a subsequent log-on session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: ZUDOMANZI (PTY) LTD
    Inventors: Zosokuma Sepiri Kunene, Re Kunene, Ra Kunene
  • Patent number: 11315602
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus and systems related to post-production stage of a multimedia content are described. In one example aspect, a method for performing automated post-production editing includes receiving one or more machine-readable scripts corresponding to one or more scenes of a storyline. The one or more machine-readable scripts include information about multimodal data and editing instructions for each of the one or more scenes. The method also includes identifying, based on the multimodal data for each of the one or more scenes, at least one change in an audio or video feature in the multiple streams of multimedia content corresponding to the one or more scenes, editing the multiple streams of multimedia content based on the editing instructions and selectively based on the identified change, and generating a final stream of multimedia content based on the edited multiple streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: WeMovie Technologies
    Inventors: Xidong Wu, Xiubo Wu
  • Patent number: 11310181
    Abstract: A user terminal and a control method thereof are provided. The user terminal includes a communicator configured to communicate with a server; a display configured to display a message screen including a plurality of messages exchanged between the user terminal and the server; and a processor configured to control the display to display the plurality of messages on the message screen in an individually selectable manner, and based on at least one message of the plurality of messages being selected on the message screen and at least one share target, with which to share the at least some of the plurality of messages, being selected, control the communicator to transmit, to the server, information regarding the at least one message of the plurality of messages and the at least one share target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gun Park, Won-suck Lee, Ae-young Lee, Jung-kih Hong
  • Patent number: 11301456
    Abstract: Configuration data is received characterizing configuration information of at least one application process executing on a target system. The configuration data includes a first table, a second table, and a third table. The first table includes a first conditional dependency on the second table and a second conditional dependency on the third table. The receiving is performed prior to transmission of the configuration data to the target system for application of the configuration data to the target system. At least one validation definition including a header and table elements specifying the first conditional dependency and the second conditional dependency is determined using the configuration data. Whether to validate the configuration data to ensure consistency within the target system is determined using the at least one validation definition. The determination of whether to validate the configuration data is provided. Related apparatus, systems, techniques and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Roland Hoff
  • Patent number: 11302439
    Abstract: A medical image processing apparatus for allocating at least two medical imaging processes to a plurality of assignable processing resources is provided. The plurality of assignable processing resources is allocated by the medical image processing apparatus based on resource information of the plurality of assignable processing resources. The medical image processing apparatus includes circuitry configured to acquire medical image processing content, from medical equipment, to be processed according to the at least two medical imaging processes prior to display on a display device connected to a surgical operating room network. The circuitry is configured to acquire the resource information of the plurality of assignable processing resources, and allocate each of the at least two medical imaging processes to a different one of the plurality of assignable processing resources based on the resource information of the plurality processing resources and the medical image processing content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuki Sugie, Daisuke Tsuru, Tomoyuki Hirayama, Kenta Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 11284154
    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: February 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Abubakkar Siddiq, Vineet Agarwal, Abhijit Satchidanand Savarkar
  • Patent number: 11263345
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an acquiring unit, an identifying unit, an extracting unit, and a notifying unit. The acquiring unit acquires a document designated by a user. The identifying unit identifies a first disclosure range of the document. The extracting unit extracts an expression change previously made to accommodate a disclosure range change from the first disclosure range to a second disclosure range, the expression change being stored in a storage unit. The notifying unit notifies, if the document includes an expression before the expression change, the user of the expression change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Jiahao Dai
  • Patent number: 11256466
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: a memory; and a processor coupled to the memory and configured to: determine, when a first apparatus displays a part of contents, whether or not a user who operates a second apparatus which is different from the first apparatus is at a position where it is possible to operate the part of the contents among the contents displayed on the first apparatus; and cause the first apparatus to display an image indicating that the user is present at the position where it is possible to operate the part of the contents based on a determination result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Murakawa, Keiju Okabayashi, Masashi Uyama, Hideki Tanaka, Kenji Nakajima, Bin Chen
  • Patent number: 11258622
    Abstract: Various embodiments are directed to message distribution protocols for a group-based communication platform, in which messages exchanged within a plurality of individual communication channels are provided to client devices via a single websocket connection for each client device. The messages are provided together with associated correspondence tags identifying communication channels in which the messages are exchanged, and the client device disseminates those messages for display in appropriate communication-channel-specific display windows based at least in part on the correspondence tags transmitted with the messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Slack Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Christian, Cyrus Katrak
  • Patent number: 11244507
    Abstract: A configuration tool adapted to configure a quality control system to monitor and/or guide an operator in a working environment through recognition of objects, events or an operational process, comprises: a volumetric sensor adapted to capture volumetric image frames of the working environment while an object, event or operational process is demonstrated; a display, coupled to the volumetric sensor and configured to live display the volumetric image frames; and a processor configured to: generate a user interface in overlay of the volumetric image frames to enable a user to define a layout zone; and automatically generate a virtual box in the layout zone when an object, event or operational process is detected during demonstration of the object, event or operational process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: ARKITE NV
    Inventor: Ives De Saeger
  • Patent number: 11243670
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a memory, a content display, an extraction unit, and a message display. The memory stores multiple pieces of content and multiple messages transmitted by multiple users. The content display displays the multiple pieces of content. The extraction unit extracts multiple messages from the memory if a user selects at least one piece of content of the multiple displayed pieces of content. The multiple extracted messages refer to the at least one piece of content or have the at least one piece of content attached to the multiple extracted messages. The message display displays the multiple messages extracted by the extraction unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Hirano, Kimitake Hasuike, Tomohito Takagi
  • Patent number: 11237706
    Abstract: A method includes: extracting first structured information from a first screen in response to a first operation performed by a user on the first screen, and generating a first prompt message based on the first structured information; extracting second structured information from a second screen in response to the first operation performed by the user on the second screen; and when the first time and the second time have an intersection, and the first address is different from the second address, automatically changing the first time in the first prompt message, so that a changed first time and the second time have no intersection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kai Qian, Liwei Huang, Whan Woong Kim Stransom, Xin Wu, Dongliang Li
  • Patent number: 11218430
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for configuring a plurality of graphical user interfaces to display conversations including a message queue, and re-configuring the plurality of graphical user interfaces to display a first visual indication for a first group of conversations in response to a timer determining that a pre-determined time period has elapsed from the previous timestamp for the first group of conversations. Messages are received and associated with a timestamp, which may update the timestamp of a conversation. These messages are added to a conversation in the message queue and may be prioritized along with the other conversations. Further visual indications may be added to the plurality of graphical user interfaces based on actions of operator accounts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Zipwhip, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Smyers, Russell Paul Wirtz, Anthony Riemma, James Lapic, Felicia Deng, Daniel deMarteleire
  • Patent number: 11210639
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic dynamic calendar system, an electronic dynamic calendar operation method and a computer readable storage medium for providing an electronic calendar capable of importing multimedia messages such as audio, photos and video. Different from conventional electronic calendars that can only record text messages therein, the electronic calendar can have richer content. In addition to a text message, a multimedia message can be set as a reminder according to the user's need such that the reminder content set by the user can be more clearly understood and expressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Inventor: Kevin Ta Hsiang Hsu
  • Patent number: 11212129
    Abstract: An embodiment for profiling virtual conference attendees to enhance meeting interactions is provided. The embodiment may include receiving permission from one or more users to monitor one or more IoT devices for data associated with each user. The embodiment may also include selecting an initial weight for the IoT devices. The embodiment may further include analyzing the data for a trigger event. The embodiment may also include in response to determining at least one of the one or more users intends to participate, adding the at least one user to a dynamic participation queue. The embodiment may further include assigning a time interval for which each user who was added to the dynamic participation queue is able to participate. The embodiment may also include creating a dynamic profile for each user in attendance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Slobodan Sipcic, Priyansh Jaiswal, Peeyush Jaiswal, Paul Llamas Virgen
  • Patent number: 11195332
    Abstract: An information exchange method based on a virtual space scene is performed at a computing device, the method including: obtaining location information of a current terminal; obtaining, according to the location information of the current terminal, map data of a range in which the current terminal is located; drawing, according to the map data, a map in a constructed three-dimensional space, to obtain a drawing result; simulating, according to the drawing result, a real environment of a geographical location of the current terminal in the three-dimensional space, to obtain a virtual space for information exchange; and collecting an operation triggered by at least two terminals in the virtual space, and controlling information exchange processing of the at least two terminals according to a generated operation instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jinhui Guo, Bin Li, Zhiwen Deng
  • Patent number: 11188626
    Abstract: An example method includes establishing a single-user login session associated with a first user-account such that the single-user login session has read and/or write access to first user data associated with the first user-account. The method further includes accepting, within the single-user login session, a further login associated with a second user-account to convert the single-user login session to a multi-user login session having read and/or write access to second user data associated with the second user-account in addition to having read and/or write access to the first user data. Computer readable media and computing devices related to the example method are disclosed herein as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Victor Carbune, Daniel Keysers, Thomas Deselaers
  • Patent number: 11189070
    Abstract: A system of generating targeted user lists using customizable avatar characteristics includes a messaging server system. The messaging server system includes an application server that generates a database of mutable avatar characteristics, a database of style categories, and a targeted user list. The application server then causes a media content item to be displayed on display screens of electronic devices associated with the set of user identifiers included in the targeted user list. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Mehrdad Jahangiri, Andrew Maxwell, Athena Rich
  • Patent number: 11188858
    Abstract: A punch item management tool may be provided that coordinates and guides the process of taking a punch item from creation to completion. As one possibility, the punch item management tool may coordinate and guide the interactions between a creator of a punch item, a punch item manager for the punch item, and one or more assignees of the punch item. As another possibility, the punch item management tool may coordinate and guide the interactions between an individual serving the dual role of creator and punch item manager for a punch item and one or more assignees for the punch item. In either case, the punch item management tool may provide a user interface comprises of various views through which these individuals may interact in connection with one or more punch items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Procore Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Weeks, Nicholas Murphy, Steven Kang
  • Patent number: 11188543
    Abstract: Utilizing social information for recommending an application includes providing an application recommendation system based on social characterizations, and responsive to a user searching for an application meeting a criteria, utilizing the application recommendation system by searching for applications meeting the criteria, characterizing the applications according to a social proximity factor to the user, and presenting the applications ordered by the social proximity factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kelly L. Cook, Lydia M. Do, Eileen Min, Eric Woods
  • Patent number: 11182130
    Abstract: Techniques for semantic analysis-based generation of plug-in application recipes (PIAR's) are disclosed. Responsive to receiving a data item that specifies (a) a desired genus of actions and/or (b) a desired genus of triggers, a PIAR management application performs semantic analysis on the data item to identify one or more candidate PIAR's. The candidate PIAR(s) is/are identified based at least in part on mapping of actions and/or triggers to the desired genus of actions and/or the desired genus of triggers. The mapping is based at least in part on metadata, associated with profiles for plug-in applications, corresponding to actions and/or triggers. The PIAR management application stores, for each plug-in application, a corresponding profile to define the plug-in application for use in one or more future PIAR's. Based on user input approving a particular PIAR in the one or more candidate PIAR's, the PIAR management application executes the particular PIAR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Eric L. Sutton, Tuck Chang
  • Patent number: 11182534
    Abstract: Example embodiments involve remote creation of a playback queue for an event. An example implementation involves a computing device receiving, via a control interface, input data representing a request to create a playlist for an event at a particular future time and date and a designation of multiple invitees to the event and sending, via a network interface to a cloud computing system, instructions representing the request. The instructions cause the cloud server(s) to send, to multiple second mobile devices corresponding to the multiple invitees, one or more respective invitations to the event. Each invitation indicates: (i) a future time and date for the event and (ii) a link to a web interface including user interface controls to add audio tracks to the playlist for the event. During the event, the computing device causes the playlist to be queued in a queue of a media playback system for playback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Jaime Munoz, Jonathan D. Garn, Michael Lemmon, Dave Taylor
  • Patent number: 11176185
    Abstract: An aspect of topic generation includes parsing communications conducted by users through an application. The communications include a communication generated by a sender and response communications received from recipients in reply to the communication generated by the sender. An aspect also includes identifying keywords and indications of sentiment from the parsed communications, determining a focus of the communication generated by the sender based on the keywords identified from the parsing, and formulating a topic for a publication based on criteria including a frequency of occurrence of the keywords in the parsed communications, a threshold level of the indications of sentiment that appear in the parsed communications, and/or a number of the communications containing one or more of the keywords having corresponding timestamps that fall within a threshold period of time. An aspect further includes submitting the topic for publication to the sender.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: A. Julie Kadashevich, Jane B. Marcus, Jessica L. Stevens, Purvi K. Trivedi
  • Patent number: 11157504
    Abstract: An online review system determines scores for document authors and document reviewers. An author score is based on a number of comments added to a document by reviewers. One way to compute the author score is to use a ratio of a number of comments provided by reviewers of a document to a number of lines of document contents provided by the author. A reviewer score for a reviewer is based on an amount of comments subsequently made by other reviewers, and on the document content itself, such as a ratio of a number of comments provided in subsequent reviews of a document to a number of lines of original document contents. In some embodiments, the online review system monitors trends in scores of individuals or teams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Chegg, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua John Richardson, Vincent Le Chevalier, Kostiantyn Havriuk, Semenov Vasil Alexandrovich
  • Patent number: 11153256
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed in which merchants on an e-commerce platform may use a same computer application to start and/or join discussion groups with other merchants on the e-commerce platform. An existing discussion group may be recommended to a merchant based on data specific to that merchant. A notification of the recommendation may be transmitted to the user interface of the merchant's device, and if the merchant accepts the recommendation, then the discussion group may be added to the set of discussion groups the merchant follows. Alternatively, a recommended discussion group may be automatically added to the set of discussion groups the merchant follows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: SHOPIFY INC.
    Inventor: Michael Leander Perry
  • Patent number: 11144182
    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: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Pike, Yuankai Ge, Chad E. Little
  • Patent number: 11146646
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes launching, by a client system of a first user, a video-call session to enable a video stream for display in a small-overlay-window on a display of the client system of the first user; receiving, by the client system of the first user, a video stream comprising video from a client system of a second user; determining at least one property for the small-overlay-window based on information associated with the second user; and displaying the video stream in the small-overlay-window, wherein the small-overlay-window is customized based on the determined at least one property, and wherein the small-overlay-window is positioned directly over an interface of an active application running on the client system of the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephane Taine, Edward Young Zhang, Dwayne B. Mercredi, Michael Leggett, Brendan Benjamin Aronoff, Peter Henry Martinazzi, Evan Patrick Noon, Duckjin Kang, John Randall Ehrhardt
  • Patent number: 11140100
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can receive an indication that a first user is interested in participating in a topic-based messaging session pertaining to a first topic. A second user to match with the first user is identified based on user matching criteria. A topic-based messaging session within which the first user and the second user can exchange messages is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Mike M. Yaghmai, Alireza Bitaraf Haghighi
  • Patent number: 11138025
    Abstract: Various examples are directed to systems, methods, and apparatuses for providing an interactive developer interface of a group-based communication system. Various examples are directed to systems, methods, and apparatuses for consolidating application data associated with an application within a group-based communication interface. Various examples are directed to systems, methods, and apparatuses for indexing processing actions associated with a plurality of applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Slack Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Hahn