US Pat. No. 9,877,345

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR USING A SITUATIONAL NETWORK

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1. A method of accessing situation related information, the method comprising:
receiving an indication of an occurrence of a situation;
forming a situational network related to the occurrence of the situation with a plurality of participant devices determined
to be geographically proximate to the situation, each of the participant devices corresponding to a participant in the situational
network;

presenting a roll call query to each of the plurality of participant devices soliciting a reply related to a status of the
participant;

receiving a status response from one or more of the participants; and
aggregating the status responses from responsive participants into a roll call list.

US Pat. No. 9,368,013

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REMOTELY MONITORING A USER

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1. A method for monitoring a user, the method comprising:
receiving, by at least one portable device, a first indicator from a user monitor device, the first indicator corresponding
to a physical characteristic of the user as monitored by the user monitor device;

identifying, by the portable device, a first threshold value for the first indicator;
comparing, by the portable device, the first indication and the first threshold;
generating, by the portable device, a second indication when the comparison indicates that the first indication equals or
exceeds the first threshold; and

transmitting, by the portable device, the second indication.

US Pat. No. 9,143,535

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR USING A SITUATIONAL NETWORK

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1. A method of communicating using a situational network, the method comprising:
establishing, by a first device corresponding to a first individual, connections via the situational network with a plurality
of other devices;

receiving, by the first device from at least one of the other devices, positional coordinates for the at least one other device,
the at least one other device corresponding to at least one other individual;

determining by the first device which of the at least one other devices are within a pre-determined proximity of the first
device; and

identifying the at least one other individual corresponding to the at least one other device that is within the pre-determined
proximity and that is included in a social network of the first individual.

US Pat. No. 9,398,244

ADAPTABLE PROGRAMMING GUIDE FOR NETWORKED DEVICES

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1. A method of creating an electronic program guide for a user of an entertainment system, the method comprising:
automatically establishing, by a user computer in communication with the entertainment system, display criteria comprising
technical criteria corresponding to the display capabilities of a user display device operably coupled to the entertainment
system;

receiving, by the user computer, a plurality of content listings, wherein each content listing comprises a content title,
an indication of a content source, and at least one presentation characteristic for presentation of the content title by the
content source;

grouping, by the user computer, the plurality of content listings based on content title;
ranking, by the user computer, each content listing in each grouping based on a comparison of the technical criteria and the
presentation characteristics of each content listing in the grouping; and

creating, by the user computer, a content entry in the electronic program guide corresponding to the highest ranked content
listing in each grouping.

US Pat. No. 10,127,944

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MULTIMEDIA AUTHORING AND PLAYBACK

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1. A method of editing a shared multimedia presentation over a network, the method comprising:sending, by a network data server, a first playback display operating on a first user computer for displaying and editing first presentation data corresponding to the shared multimedia presentation;
sending, by the network data server, a second playback display operating on a second user computer for displaying and editing second presentation data corresponding to the shared multimedia presentation;
receiving, by the network data server, a first message indicating that a media object was added to the first presentation data via the first playback display by a first user, the media object containing media data, the media data including at least one of video data or animated graphics data;
updating, by the network data server, the second playback display by adding the media object based on the first message, a default playback behavior associated with the media object;
receiving, by the network data server, a second message by the data server indicating that the playback behavior data was modified from the default playback behavior for the media object by a second user programming playback behavior of the media object via the second playback display; and
updating, by the network data server, the first playback display by modifying playback behavior data of the media object based on the second message.

US Pat. No. 10,117,290

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR USING A SITUATIONAL NETWORK

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1. A network system for accessing situation related information, the system comprising:a network connection for receiving an indication of an occurrence of a situation;
a situational network formed based on the occurrence of the situation, the situational network including a plurality of participant devices determined to be geographically proximate to the situation, each of the participant devices corresponding to a participant in the situational network;
a second network connection for presenting a roll call query to each of the plurality of participant devices soliciting a reply related to a status of the participant;
a plurality of network connections established for receiving a status response from the participant devices; and
a database for aggregating the status responses from responsive participants into a roll call list.

US Pat. No. 9,576,269

DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND METHODS

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1. A method for managing documents in a computer implemented document management system, comprising:
creating a document profile that is associated with a document within the document management system and includes fields of
attributes of the document; and

associating one or more documents external to the document management system with the document profile by creating a URL in
the document profile containing an address to a file that does not have an associated profile in the document management system
and is of a file type that is not created within the document management system.

US Pat. No. 10,116,978

MECHANISM FOR DISTRIBUTING CONTENT DATA

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1. A method for distributing one or more digital content items to at least one receiver of one or more receiving devices, the method comprising:receiving, by a content distribution computer, user preference data comprising one or more user preferred content types, user billing information and data identifying a location of at least one receiving device where the one or more digital content items are to be received, and storing the user preference data in a user account;
generating, by the content distribution computer, a customized content listing comprising a plurality of digital content items from a plurality of digital content providers selected based on the user preferred content types and the data identifying the location of at least one receiving device;
receiving, by the content distribution computer, a selection signal for selecting one of the plurality of digital content items included in the customized content listing;
attempting to bill, by the content distribution computer, the user account for the selected digital content item using a cost associated with the selected digital content item and the user billing information; and
transmitting, by the content distribution computer, the selected digital content item to a receiver corresponding to the data identifying the location of the at least one receiving device if the user account was successfully billed for the selected digital content item.

US Pat. No. 9,984,162

CRITERIA-SPECIFIC AUTHORITY RANKING

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1. A computer-implemented method of ranking a plurality of linkable documents accessible via a computer network, the method comprising the steps of:analyzing, by a server on the network, each document so as to measure one or more criteria of the document, each criterion being independent of links between the document and other documents accessible via the computer network and at least one criterion including the frequency of occurrence of a search token;
assigning, by the server, an intrinsic score to each document based on the analysis, the intrinsic score being independent of links between the document and other documents accessible via the computer network;
identifying for each document, by the server, all links between the respective document and one or more other documents accessible via the computer network, where links are hyperlinks or citations; and
generating, by the server, a ranking score for each document based at least in part on the intrinsic scores of each of the one or more other documents accessible via the computer network with one or more links to the respective document and iteratively updating the ranking score of each document based on previous ranking scores and the intrinsic scores of documents linked therewith.

US Pat. No. 9,762,942

ADAPTABLE PROGRAMMING GUIDE FOR NETWORKED DEVICES

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1. A method of creating an electronic program guide for a user of an entertainment system, the method comprising:
retrieving, by a user computer in communication with the entertainment system, preference criteria corresponding to one or
more user preferences describing payment requirements;

receiving, by the user computer, a plurality of content listings, each content listing comprising a content title, an indication
of a content source, and a payment requirement;

grouping, by the user computer, the plurality of content listings based on content title;
ranking, by the user computer, each content listing in each grouping based on a comparison of the preference criteria and
the payment requirement of each content listing in the grouping; and

creating, by the user computer, a content entry in the electronic program guide corresponding to the highest ranked content
listing in each grouping.

US Pat. No. 9,514,193

CRITERIA-SPECIFIC AUTHORITY RANKING

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1. A method of ranking a plurality of interlinked nodes, the method comprising the steps of:
(a) analyzing each node, with respect to one or more user-specified criteria, so as to measure one or more properties of the
node, each of which is independent of the relation of the node to other nodes;

(b) assigning an intrinsic score to each node based on the analysis;
(c) using a processor, generating a ranking score for each node based at least in part on the intrinsic scores of nodes linked
therewith and iteratively updating the ranking score of each node based on the product of one or more numbers representing
previous ranking scores and one or more numbers representing the intrinsic scores of documents linked therewith.

US Pat. No. 9,514,236

RECOMMENDATION NETWORK

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1. A system comprising:
one or more processors; and
one or more modules configured to store instructions, which when executed by at least one of the one or more processors, cause
the system to perform operations to:

detect a recommendation, by a recommendation source to a receiver of the recommendation, of digital content hosted by a digital
content host, wherein the digital content host is distinct from the recommendation source and the recommendation of the digital
content is associated with a topic,

detect a first value that relates the recommendation source to the receiver of the recommendation specifically for prior recommendations
of digital content, from a plurality of digital content hosts, that is associated with the topic, and

calculate a second value associated with the digital content based on the first value.

US Pat. No. 10,289,646

CRITERIA-SPECIFIC AUTHORITY RANKING

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1. A computer-implemented method of ranking a plurality of linkable documents accessible via a computer network, each of the documents associated with a respective web site, the method comprising the steps of:analyzing, by a server on the network, each document of the plurality of linkable documents so as to measure one or more criteria of each document, each criterion being independent of links between the document and other documents accessible via the computer network and at least one criterion including user traffic or popularity of the respective web site;
assigning, by the server, an intrinsic score to each document based on the analysis, the intrinsic score being independent of links between the document and other documents accessible via the computer network;
identifying for each document, by the server, all links between the respective document and one or more other documents accessible via the computer network, where links are hyperlinks; and
generating, by the server, a ranking score for each document based at least in part on the intrinsic scores of each of the one or more other documents accessible via the computer network with one or more links directed to the respective document, wherein each link is assigned a weighting factor and the weighting factors are incorporated into the ranking scores, and iteratively updating the ranking score of each document based on previous ranking scores and the intrinsic scores of documents linked therewith.

US Pat. No. 10,244,280

ADAPTABLE PROGRAMMING GUIDE FOR NETWORKED DEVICES

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1. A method of generating an electronic program guide for a user of an entertainment system, the method comprising:retrieving, by a user computer in communication with the entertainment system, preference criteria corresponding to one or more user preferences describing payment requirements;
receiving, by the user computer, a plurality of content listings, each content listing comprising a content title, an indication of a content source, and a payment requirement;
receiving, by the user computer, a search query including a content title;
identifying, by the user computer, a subset of the plurality of content listings based on content title and the search query;
ranking, by the user computer, each content listing in the subset based on a comparison of the preference criteria and the payment requirement of each content listing in the subset; and
creating, by the user computer, a content entry in the electronic program guide comprising each content listing in the subset in ranked order.

US Pat. No. 10,375,759

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR USING A SITUATIONAL NETWORK

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1. A server for accessing roll call related information, the server comprising:a network controller configured to receive an indication of an occurrence of a situation; and
a central processing unit, coupled to the network controller, configured to identify a participant device that is geographically proximate to the situation;
wherein the network controller is further configured to:
provide a roll call query to the participant device, wherein the roll call query solicits a response related to a status; and
receive a status response to the roll call query from the participant device;
wherein the central processing unit is further configured to:
generate a message board based on the indication;
aggregate the status response into a roll call list; and
provide the participant device with access to at least a portion of the roll call list via the message board.

US Pat. No. 10,573,152

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REMOTELY MONITORING A USER

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1. A system comprising:a user monitor device;
a supervisory device; and
a subscription sub-system configured to:
receive, by way of the supervisory device, user information and monitoring options;
create a user profile based on the user information;
obtain a definition of a particular location from the monitoring options;
monitor, by way of global positioning system (GPS) signals, a location of the user monitor device;
determine that the user monitor device is in the particular location; and
in response to determining that the user monitor device is in the particular location, transmit an alert to the supervisory device,
wherein the subscription sub-system supports multiple selectable levels of subscription services, and wherein location monitoring of the user monitor device is one of the multiple selectable levels of subscription services, and wherein the multiple selectable levels of service are each associated with types of monitoring and alert options.

US Pat. No. 10,517,141

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR USING A SITUATIONAL NETWORK

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1. A system for querying candidate participant devices to solicit and aggregate status responses, related to events, from one or more candidate participant devices, the system comprising:a central processing unit configured to generate a message board related to an indication of a first event;
a network controller, coupled to the central processing unit, configured to:
receive, from a first participant device, a first status response for a first query;
receive, from a second participant device, a request for information about a relevant event;
wherein the central processing unit is further configured to identify an attribute associated with the first participant device and, based on the identified attribute, identify the first event as the relevant event;
wherein the network controller is further configured to provide the second participant device access to the message board and receive, from the second participant device, a second status response for a second query; and
wherein the central processing unit is further configured to aggregate the second status response to a list of responses that includes the first status response.

US Pat. No. 10,524,307

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR USING A SITUATIONAL NETWORK

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1. A server for soliciting and aggregating status responses related to an indication of an event, the server comprising:a network controller configured to receive an indication of an occurrence of an event;
a central processing unit, coupled to the network controller, configured to identify a first participant device that is determined to be geographically proximate to the event;
wherein the central processing unit is further configured to generate a message board associated with the event;
wherein the network controller is further configured to:
transmit a query associated with the message board, wherein the query solicits a status response;
receive the status response to the query from the first participant device; and
wherein the central processing unit is further configured to:
aggregate the status response into a list.

US Pat. No. 10,754,836

FACIAL BASED IMAGE ORGANIZATION AND RETRIEVAL METHOD

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1. A computer-implemented method of recording one or more facial identifications of a digital image in a link database, comprising the steps of:uploading an image to a computer and storing the image at an image network storage location;
detecting, in the image, at least one portrait, wherein the portrait includes a face;
extracting a character portrait of the at least one portrait from the image as a separate image and storing the character portrait at a character portrait network storage location;
displaying the image and the character portrait;
assigning identification data to the character portrait and storing the assigned identification data at an identification data network storage location;
updating the link database by recording each of the image network storage location, the character portrait network storage location, and the identification data network storage location in one or more fields of the link database so that each is linked to each other;
searching for at least one related image by using the identification data as search criteria, wherein the searching for the at least one related image comprises searching for the at least one related image within another user account; and
displaying the at least one related image.

US Pat. No. 10,973,081

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR USING A SITUATIONAL NETWORK

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1. A server for providing roll call based information, the server comprising:a network controller configured to receive an indication of an occurrence of a situation; and
a profile database for storing user profiles;
a central processing unit, coupled to the network controller, configured to identify a plurality of participant devices, wherein each of the plurality of participant devices is determined to be geographically proximate to the situation;
wherein the network controller is further configured to:
provide a roll call query to each of the plurality of participant devices, wherein the roll call query solicits a response related to a status;
wherein the central processing unit is further configured to:
generate a message board related to the indication, wherein the message board comprises a roll call list that includes the status response to the roll call query; and
update a user profile of a first user based on data indicating an access by the first user of a portion of the roll call list via the message board.