Patents Assigned to Boopsie, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20140172610
    Abstract: The present invention leverages the account-creation process that necessarily precedes any account-based transaction. The process of creating an account is enhanced to include the pre-association of various “ID Factors” that can be employed in combination to identify that account. Permitted combinations of ID Factors are those that comply with the account provider's security policy. Subsequently, at the time of a transaction in which a customer desires to check out items, the customer need only present an acceptable combination (i.e., one which meets the provider's security policy) of the ID Factors which have been pre-associated with the customer's account. In one embodiment, such an account-identification mechanism is coupled with a product-identification mechanism to enable a flexible and secure automated self-checkout system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: BOOPSIE, INC.
    Inventors: G. Gregory Carpenter, Timothy L. Kay
  • Publication number: 20140096081
    Abstract: The present invention includes systems and methods for retrieving information via a flexible and consistent targeted search model that employs interactive multi-prefix, multi-tier and dynamic menu information retrieval techniques that provide context-specific functionality tailored to particular information channels, as well as to records within or across such channels, and other known state information. Users are presented with a consistent search interface among multiple tiers across and within a large domain of information sources, and need not learn different or special search syntax. A thin-client server-controlled architecture enables users of resource-constrained mobile communications devices to locate targeted information more quickly by entering fewer keystrokes and performing fewer query iterations and web page refreshes, which in turn reduces required network bandwidth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: BOOPSIE, INC.
    Inventors: G Gregory Carpenter, Timothy L Kay
  • Patent number: 8639713
    Abstract: The present invention includes systems and methods for retrieving information via a flexible and consistent targeted search model that employs interactive multi-prefix, multi-tier and dynamic menu information retrieval techniques that provide context-specific functionality tailored to particular information channels, as well as to records within or across such channels, and other known state information. Users are presented with a consistent search interface among multiple tiers across and within a large domain of information sources, and need not learn different or special search syntax. A thin-client server-controlled architecture enables users of resource-constrained mobile communications devices to locate targeted information more quickly by entering fewer keystrokes and performing fewer query iterations and web page refreshes, which in turn reduces required network bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Boopsie, Inc.
    Inventors: G. Gregory Carpenter, Timothy L. Kay
  • Publication number: 20130124606
    Abstract: The present invention greatly simplifies the process of downloading and personalizing a mobile app by employing a unique code or “User ID” that associates the user with the mobile app. This User ID enables the mobile app to personalize itself automatically—i.e., without requiring the user to enter login information. To overcome the obstacle of providing the mobile app with access to the User ID, the invention existing web browser functionality is leveraged by employing a “cookie” into which the User ID is stored, and from which it is retrieved by an app server after the mobile app has been downloaded and initially launched by the user, thereby enabling the app server to provide the user with a personalized experience automatically. The app server sends the User ID to the mobile app, which stores it to enable a personalized experience whenever the user subsequently invokes the mobile app.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: Boopsie, Inc.
    Inventors: G. Gregory Carpenter, Timothy L. Kay
  • Publication number: 20120323965
    Abstract: The present invention includes systems and methods for retrieving information via a flexible and consistent targeted search model that employs interactive multi-prefix, multi-tier and dynamic menu information retrieval techniques that provide context-specific functionality tailored to particular information channels, as well as to records within or across such channels, and other known state information. Users are presented with a consistent search interface among multiple tiers across and within a large domain of information sources, and need not learn different or special search syntax. A thin-client server-controlled architecture enables users of resource-constrained mobile communications devices to locate targeted information more quickly by entering fewer keystrokes and performing fewer query iterations and web page refreshes, which in turn reduces required network bandwidth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: BOOPSIE, INC.
    Inventors: G. Gregory Carpenter, Timothy L. Kay
  • Publication number: 20120310924
    Abstract: A system and a method are disclosed for multi-prefix, interactive search capability on a mobile communications device. A keystroke is input into a search query field of a landing page and a multi-prefix search is performed. The landing page is refreshed to display the results. The landing page displays a first tier of search results, which can include channels or links to web pages associated with the user input. If the search result that is selected is a channel, the channel is displayed. If the search result that is selected is a web page, the web page is displayed. The landing page corresponding to the selected channel, or to the web page, may then be searched or explored. If the desired channel is not displayed within the first tier of search results, another keystroke may be input. The landing page refreshes accordingly and additional keystrokes may be entered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: BOOPSIE, INC.
    Inventors: G. Gregory Carpenter, Timothy Kay
  • Publication number: 20120296934
    Abstract: The present invention includes systems and methods for retrieving information via a flexible and consistent targeted search model that employs interactive multi-prefix, multi-tier and dynamic menu information retrieval techniques that provide context-specific functionality tailored to particular information channels, as well as to records within or across such channels, and other known state information. Users are presented with a consistent search interface among multiple tiers across and within a large domain of information sources, and need not learn different or special search syntax. A thin-client server-controlled architecture enables users of resource-constrained mobile communications devices to locate targeted information more quickly by entering fewer keystrokes and performing fewer query iterations and web page refreshes, which in turn reduces required network bandwidth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: BOOPSIE, INC.
    Inventors: G. Gregory Carpenter, Timothy L. Kay
  • Patent number: 8255377
    Abstract: A system and a method are disclosed for multi-prefix, interactive search capability on a mobile communications device. A keystroke is input into a search query field of a landing page and a multi-prefix search is performed. The landing page is refreshed to display the results. The landing page displays a first tier of search results, which can include channels or links to web pages associated with the user input. If the search result that is selected is a channel, the channel is displayed. If the search result that is selected is a web page, the web page is displayed. The landing page corresponding to the selected channel, or to the web page, may then be searched or explored. If the desired channel is not displayed within the first tier of search results, another keystroke may be input. The landing page refreshes accordingly and additional keystrokes may be entered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Boopsie, Inc.
    Inventors: G. Gregory Carpenter, Timothy Kay
  • Patent number: 8255382
    Abstract: The present invention includes systems and methods for retrieving information via a flexible and consistent targeted search model that employs interactive multi-prefix, multi-tier and dynamic menu information retrieval techniques that provide context-specific functionality tailored to particular information channels, as well as to records within or across such channels, and other known state information. Users are presented with a consistent search interface among multiple tiers across and within a large domain of information sources, and need not learn different or special search syntax. A thin-client server-controlled architecture enables users of resource-constrained mobile communications devices to locate targeted information more quickly by entering fewer keystrokes and performing fewer query iterations and web page refreshes, which in turn reduces required network bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Boopsie, Inc.
    Inventors: G. Gregory Carpenter, Timothy L. Kay
  • Patent number: 8255411
    Abstract: The present invention includes systems and methods for retrieving information via a flexible and consistent targeted search model that employs interactive multi-prefix, multi-tier and dynamic menu information retrieval techniques that provide context-specific functionality tailored to particular information channels, as well as to records within or across such channels, and other known state information. Users are presented with a consistent search interface among multiple tiers across and within a large domain of information sources, and need not learn different or special search syntax. A thin-client server-controlled architecture enables users of resource-constrained mobile communications devices to locate targeted information more quickly by entering fewer keystrokes and performing fewer query iterations and web page refreshes, which in turn reduces required network bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Boopsie, Inc.
    Inventors: G. Gregory Carpenter, Timothy L. Kay
  • Publication number: 20110083167
    Abstract: The present invention includes systems and methods for retrieving information via a flexible and consistent targeted search model that employs interactive multi-prefix, multi-tier and dynamic menu information retrieval techniques (including predictive text techniques to facilitate the generation of targeted ads) that provide context-specific functionality tailored to particular information channels, as well as to records within or across such channels, and other known state information. Users are presented with a consistent search interface among multiple tiers across and within a large domain of information sources, and need not learn different or special search syntax. A thin-client server-controlled architecture enables users of resource-constrained mobile communications devices to locate targeted information more quickly by entering fewer keystrokes and performing fewer query iterations and web page refreshes, which in turn reduces required network bandwidth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Applicant: BOOPSIE, INC.
    Inventors: G. Gregory Carpenter, Timothy L. Kay
  • Publication number: 20110078243
    Abstract: The present invention includes systems and methods for retrieving information via a flexible and consistent targeted search model that employs interactive multi-prefix, multi-tier and dynamic menu information retrieval techniques (including predictive text techniques to facilitate the generation of targeted ads) that provide context-specific functionality tailored to particular information channels, as well as to records within or across such channels, and other known state information. Users are presented with a consistent search interface among multiple tiers across and within a large domain of information sources, and need not learn different or special search syntax. A thin-client server-controlled architecture enables users of resource-constrained mobile communications devices to locate targeted information more quickly by entering fewer keystrokes and performing fewer query iterations and web page refreshes, which in turn reduces required network bandwidth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Applicant: BOOPSIE, INC.
    Inventors: G. Gregory Carpenter, Timothy L. Kay
  • Publication number: 20100306228
    Abstract: The present invention includes systems and methods for retrieving information via a flexible and consistent targeted search model that employs interactive multi-prefix, multi-tier and dynamic menu information retrieval techniques (including predictive text techniques to facilitate the generation of targeted ads) that provide context-specific functionality tailored to particular information channels, as well as to records within or across such channels, and other known state information. Users are presented with a consistent search interface among multiple tiers across and within a large domain of information sources, and need not learn different or special search syntax. A thin-client server-controlled architecture enables users of resource-constrained mobile communications devices to locate targeted information more quickly by entering fewer keystrokes and performing fewer query iterations and web page refreshes, which in turn reduces required network bandwidth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Applicant: Boopsie, Inc.
    Inventors: G. Gregory Carpenter, Timothy L. Kay