Patents Assigned to First American Financial Corporation
  • Patent number: 10896292
    Abstract: Implementations of the disclosure are directed to OCR error correction systems and methods. In some implementations, a method comprises: obtaining, at a computing device, optical character recognition (OCR) text extracted from a document image, the text comprising a token; searching, at the computing device, based on a token bigram determined from the token and a mapping between words in a corpus and a corpus bigram set comprised of unique bigrams from the beginning or ending of the words in the corpus, the corpus for a best word to replace the token; and replacing, at the computing device, the token with the best word.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: FIRST AMERICAN FINANCIAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jeffrey Norton
  • Patent number: 10878522
    Abstract: Techniques described herein are directed to using blockchains to record, manage, and transfer ownership rights to land titles. A method in accordance with these techniques may include: creating a property blockchain that is permissioned, the property blockchain including a chronologically ordered, back-linked list of one or more blocks, the one or more blocks including a genesis block, the genesis block including property attributes including one more of the following: a physical address of the property, a year the property was built, and an owner of the property; and transmitting the property blockchain to permissioned nodes on a network, where the permissioned nodes validate transactions associated with the property that are recorded on the property blockchain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: FIRST AMERICAN FINANCIAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: David H. Blackman, David Brown
  • Patent number: 10878521
    Abstract: Systems and methods for verification of public property records and other information associated with real estate properties compare information from different providers. The information is formatted in different provider-specific ways. The systems and methods enable comparisons through predetermined sets of textual manipulations that counteract or remedy differences in formatting, collection methodology, and data management practices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: FIRST AMERICAN FINANCIAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dianna Lee Serio, Annette Marie Cotton
  • Patent number: 10783367
    Abstract: Some implementations of the disclosure are directed to: extracting metadata from textual data representations of a plurality of document images, and contextualizing the extracted metadata; storing the extracted metadata and the textual data representations in a full text index database; and transferring the extracted metadata and the textual data representations from the full text index database to a search engine platform, the search engine platform indexing and storing the transferred extracted metadata to allow for searching of the indexed, extracted metadata, the indexed, extracted metadata having been correlated to the textual data representations, where the search engine platform allows for the selection of extracted metadata stored in full text index database that is transferred to the search engine platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: FIRST AMERICAN FINANCIAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Calvin Powell, Chris Rubio, Raza Khan
  • Patent number: 10776434
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for extracting data from digital documents, indexing the data, and providing a user interface for filtering the data and generating a document based on the filtered data. In one implementation, a method includes extracting data from one or more digital documents, the extracted data including elements of a first type, the elements of the first type including key-value pairs; indexing the extracted data; hosting a web-based application instance, the web-based application instance including a user interface for searching the indexed data and filtering elements of the first type based on rules defined by a user of the user interface; receiving rules for filtering the elements of the first type; and filtering the elements of the first type based on the received rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: FIRST AMERICAN FINANCIAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Harry Blackman, Dinesh Vayalapadu
  • Patent number: 10768977
    Abstract: A framework is described for editing, assigning, controlling, and monitoring multiple bots within an enterprise network, including bots that perform natural language processing. In one implementation, a method includes: initializing a bot controller application instance; receiving, at the bot controller application instance, registration information from bot hosts; retrieving, from a web services gateway, configuration information for each of the of bot hosts; and using at least the retrieved registration information and configuration information for each of the bot hosts, displaying at a graphical user interface of the bot controller application instance a summary of the registered bot hosts and data relating to scripts executed by each of the bot hosts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: FIRST AMERICAN FINANCIAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Angshuman Paul, Sana Ullah Khan, Jitendra Gupta
  • Patent number: 10318804
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for quickly and efficiently searching and receiving results for real estate-related information without or at least with minimal human processing of real estate-related documents. Optical character recognition on a plurality of scanned document images is performed to obtain a plurality of textual data representations of the real estate-related documents. Data is extracted from the textual data representations, and subsequently contextualized according to a real estate-related context. Aspects of the extracted data as well as the textual data representations are provided as search results based on one or more searches for real estate-related information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: FIRST AMERICAN FINANCIAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Calvin Powell, Chris Rubio, Raza Khan
  • Patent number: 9881103
    Abstract: A method and system for users to connect, extract, query and transform data from multiple databases, independent of their format, type, and location. The system comprises a setup portion, a meta database, and a user portion. The setup portion establishes datasets for use by the system with the user portion. The meta database stores the datasets. The user portion allows a user to input a query and processes the query to gather information from at least one data source and generate a response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: First American Financial Corporation
    Inventor: Adriano Freire
  • Patent number: 9639751
    Abstract: A data verification system is configured to verify machine-recognized data elements acquired during a machine-implemented data acquisition process. The system includes a data verification workstation, an image server, and a data entry server. The data verification workstation is configured to obtain document images from the image server, present portions of document images to an operator, wherein the document images include text, and receive input from the operator based on the text. The input includes data elements. The data verification workstation is also configured to acquire machine-recognized data elements from the data entry server. The machine-recognized data elements were acquired from the document image during a machine-implemented data acquisition process based on the text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: FIRST AMERICAN FINANCIAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daniel A. Newcomer, Jon Scott Seely, Dennis Lee Branham, Paul Kosan
  • Publication number: 20150379346
    Abstract: A data verification system is configured to verify machine-recognized data elements acquired during a machine-implemented data acquisition process. The system includes a data verification workstation, an image server, and a data entry server. The data verification workstation is configured to obtain document images from the image server, present portions of document images to an operator, wherein the document images include text, and receive input from the operator based on the text. The input includes data elements. The data verification workstation is also configured to acquire machine-recognized data elements from the data entry server. The machine-recognized data elements were acquired from the document image during a machine-implemented data acquisition process based on the text.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Applicant: First American Financial Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel A. Newcomer, Jon Scott Seely, Dennis Lee Branham, Paul Kosan
  • Patent number: 9152859
    Abstract: A data verification system is configured to verify machine-recognized data elements acquired during a machine-implemented data acquisition process. The system includes a data verification workstation, an image server, and a data entry server. The data verification workstation is configured to obtain document images from the image server, present portions of document images to an operator, wherein the document images include text, and receive input from the operator based on the text. The input includes data elements. The data verification workstation is also configured to acquire machine-recognized data elements from the data entry server. The machine-recognized data elements were acquired from the document image during a machine-implemented data acquisition process based on the text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: First American Financial Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel A. Newcomer, John Scott Seely, Dennis Lee Branham, Paul Kosan
  • Patent number: 9141853
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for extracting information from digital documents, including physical documents that have been converted to digital documents. For example, some embodiments are configured to extract information from a field in a digital document by identifying a block of tokens before (i.e., a prior block) and a block of tokens after (i.e., a post block) the field from which the information is to be extracted, where both the prior block and post block are known to be associated with the field type of the field (e.g., name, address, phone number, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: First American Financial Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Lawrence Rubio, Vladimir Sevastyanov
  • Publication number: 20150006434
    Abstract: A system and method for providing a self-service process to consumers such as for example, borrowers in the real estate market. An escrow module can be configured to execute rules to manage and guide a consumer through a self-service escrow process. For example, the escrow module can be configured to provide information to the borrow, prompt the borrower for needed input to begin and carry out a financing process, interface with the title company and other third-party providers to coordinate the financing process, check and maintain the status and progress of the escrow process as it is being carried out, verify that all items are complete for the financing, and coordinate follow up for missing or open items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: First American Financial Corporation
    Inventor: CHARLES NIETHOLD
  • Publication number: 20140214809
    Abstract: A method and system for users to connect, extract, query and transform data from multiple databases, independent of their format, type, and location. The system comprises a setup portion, a meta database, and a user portion. The setup portion establishes datasets for use by the system with the user portion. The meta database stores the datasets. The user portion allows a user to input a query and processes the query to gather information from at least one data source and generate a response.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: First American Financial Corporation
    Inventor: ADRIANO FREIRE