Patents Assigned to Sabre Inc.
  • Publication number: 20140129265
    Abstract: A system, method, apparatus and computer program product are provided in accordance with an example embodiment in order to provide a collection of services in a cloud environment that may be utilized by partners and web developers to build innovative travel applications. An example method may comprise providing a plurality of application user interfaces (APIs) allowing development of an application, each of the plurality of APIs being classified as at least one of an informational service, a transactional service, or an intelligence service, each informational service comprising static content, each transactional service configured for at least one of booking, shopping, or fulfillment transactions, and each intelligence service comprising contextual performance metrics derived from at least one of shopping data or transactional data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Sabre, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Arena, John Blankenbaker, Rajeev Bellubbi, James French, Rosauro Chito Manansala, Ben Vinod
  • Publication number: 20140041018
    Abstract: Provided are devices, methods, systems, computer readable storage media and other means for tokenizing data. In some examples, credit card numbers are tokenized using a pre-generated token map and absent the use of a networked database that stores a relatively large quantity of credit card numbers in a central location. The token map may be generated by a token map generator such that the token map can be used by a tokenizer to replace a portion of an account number with a token, and by a detokenizer to replace the token with the original portion of the account number. A pre-parser and parser may also be used to locate an account number and/or token in a message received over a network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: SABRE INC.
    Inventors: Kevin B. Bomar, Glenn E. Harper
  • Patent number: 8595812
    Abstract: Provided are devices, methods, systems, computer readable storage media for tokenizing data. In some examples, credit card numbers are tokenized using a pre-generated token map and absent the use of a networked database that stores a relatively large quantity of credit card numbers in a central location. The token map may be generated by a token map generator such that the token map can be used by a tokenizer to replace a portion of an account number with a token, and by a detokenizer to replace the token with the original portion of the account number. A pre-parser and parser may also be used to locate an account number and/or token in a message received over a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Sabre Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin B. Bomar, Glenn E. Harper
  • Patent number: 8126783
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer-readable medium for generating an itinerary in response to a request from a user are provided. The system includes a memory for storing a market table associated with a respective market, a rule table comprising rules associated with a respective fare class, and a fare table comprising fares associated with each fare class within a respective rule table. Each market table includes rule identifiers corresponding to at least one connection path, and each rule table is associated with a rule identifier corresponding to one of the rule identifiers contained within a respective market table. The system also includes a processing element for determining whether criteria associated with each connection path satisfies the rules within a respective rule table and determining a fare from a respective fare table for at least one connection path corresponding to each fare class associated with the satisfied rules within a respective rule table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Sabre Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Steeb, Taesik Sohn
  • Patent number: 8041727
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product allows a web service consumer to create an example query which illustrates the web service desired. The example query is compared, element by element, to potentially relevant web services. The difference between each element in the example query and any element in the web service being compared is quantified as a distance metric, based on the relationship between the elements. The relationships might be classified as: exact match, direct synonym, fuzzy synonym, hyponym, hypernym, or no match. The distance metric for each element in the example query is summed to calculate a total distance between the example query and the web service being compared. This sum is an expression of the difference between the example query and the web service being compared.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Sabre Inc.
    Inventor: Alan Walker
  • Patent number: 8014908
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and systems for routing mobile vehicles under maintenance and operational constraints. In the case of aircraft, the methods and systems may generate an aircraft routing proposal based on information describing a possible flight of an aircraft, determine a proposed flight assignment for the aircraft based on the generated aircraft routing proposal and complying with the information describing the possible flight of the aircraft, and determine whether the proposed flight assignment meets a decision criterion describing requirements for aircraft routing. If the decision criterion is unmet, the methods and systems may optimize the proposed flight assignment such that the proposed flight assignment meets the decision criterion. The methods and systems may also generate a flight assignment plan using the proposed flight assignment that meets the decision criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Sabre Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. D. Clarke, Barry C. Smith
  • Publication number: 20110154466
    Abstract: Provided are devices, methods, systems, computer readable storage media and other means for tokenizing data. In some examples, credit card numbers are tokenized using a pre-generated token map and absent the use of a networked database that stores a relatively large quantity of credit card numbers in a central location. The token map may be generated by a token map generator such that the token map can be used by a tokenizer to replace a portion of an account number with a token, and by a detokenizer to replace the token with the original portion of the account number. A pre-parser and parser may also be used to locate an account number and/or token in a message received over a network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: Sabre Inc.,
    Inventors: Glenn E. Harper, Kevin B. Bomar
  • Publication number: 20110154467
    Abstract: Provided are devices, methods, systems, computer readable storage media and other means for tokenizing data. In some examples, credit card numbers are tokenized using a pre-generated token map and absent the use of a networked database that stores a relatively large quantity of credit card numbers in a central location. The token map may be generated by a token map generator such that the token map can be used by a tokenizer to replace a portion of an account number with a token, and by a detokenizer to replace the token with the original portion of the account number. A pre-parser and parser may also be used to locate an account number and/or token in a message received over a network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: Sabre Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin B. Bomar, Glenn E. Harper
  • Patent number: 7866554
    Abstract: Systems and methods for event driven baggage management are disclosed. Readers are used to detect and monitor the location of tags attached to baggage as the baggage moves from the point at which a traveler drops of the baggage at the origin of a trip to the point at which the traveler picks up the baggage at a destination location. Methods and systems that are capable of detecting when a bag has been lost or misdirected and searching for the lost or misdirected bag are also disclosed. Notification may be sent directly to a traveler or the carrier when specified baggage events occur. Additionally, systems and methods for communicating a destination of an object to a wireless earphone device worn by an object handler are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Sabre, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome E. Cash, Joseph R. Offutt, John J. Yourek
  • Publication number: 20100228577
    Abstract: To address post-booking and other issues, an application may be run on a user device, such as a mobile device, to provide improved, real-time travel organization and messaging. Some embodiments may also be configured to create, maintain, update, and delete a trip container to which trip content can be automatically or manually associated. In some instances, a user may be required to pay a fee to download the application and/or be required to pay a periodic subscription fee to facilitate ongoing functionality of the application. In addition to or instead of downloading the application, hardware (e.g., circuitry), firmware and/or other particular machine components can be configured to implement some or all aspects of the application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Applicant: Sabre Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas B. Cunningham, John Samuel, Robyn Grassanovits
  • Patent number: 7561963
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product calculate the cost for a traveler to drive the traveler's personal vehicle on a trip of a defined distance and duration, and compare the cost of driving the traveler's personal vehicle to the cost of other transportation options, such as the cost of renting a vehicle and driving the rental vehicle on the trip. In this regard, a system for comparing a cost of driving a traveler's vehicle to a cost of other transportation options comprises a server capable of calculating a total cost to drive the traveler's vehicle on a trip. The server is further capable of calculating a total cost to drive a rental vehicle on the trip. The server is further capable of comparing the total cost to drive the traveler's vehicle on the trip to the total cost to drive the rental vehicle on the trip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Assignee: Sabre Inc.
    Inventors: Tony Brice, Russell L. Strothmann, Amela Abadzic
  • Patent number: 7376611
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and articles of manufacture consistent with the present invention use a data processing system to aggregate information reflecting demand for an item based on input requests associated with the item, each request having been received from a remote user and including remote user identification information, provide the aggregated information to a plurality of suppliers, each capable of supplying the item, receives at least one proposed response from at least one of the suppliers, including a proposal for providing the item to the remote users, and provides the proposed response to the remote users based on the remote user identification information. Aggregated information is provided without the remote user identification information associated the requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignee: Sabre, Inc.
    Inventor: Terrell B. Jones
  • Patent number: 7376617
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and articles of manufacture consistent with the present invention use a data processing system to aggregate information reflecting demand for an item based on input requests associated with the item, each request having been received from a remote user and including remote user identification information, provide the aggregated information to a plurality of suppliers, each capable of supplying the item, receives at least one proposed response from at least one of the suppliers, including a proposal for providing the item to the remote users, and provides the proposed response to the remote users based on the remote user identification information. Aggregated information is provided without the remote user identification information associated the requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignee: Sabre, Inc.
    Inventor: Terrell B. Jones
  • Patent number: 7350150
    Abstract: In accordance with the present invention a process is provided for interfacing a legacy application and internet-based application and for displaying information from each application in a frame of a multi-frame browser on a client workstation. Further, the interface system enables users to transact business with the legacy application based on information retrieved from the internet-based application, and to retrieve information from the internet-based application based on information retrieved from the legacy application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: Sabre Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Gerra, Joseph Robert Offutt, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7340405
    Abstract: In accordance with the present invention a process is provided for optimizing a schedule of legs employed in transporting objects between geographic markets. The process identifies a set of itineraries for serving a set of markets, and then generates a set of market plans for each market. Each market plan comprises a modified set of the itineraries for the market. The profitability of each market plan is then determined, and a selection is made from the set of market plans of a subset thereof that optimizes overall profit of the schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: Sabre Inc.
    Inventors: Dirk P. G√ľnther, Ellis L. Johnson, Ladislav Lettovsky, Barry C. Smith
  • Patent number: 7328166
    Abstract: A reservation system and methodology ensures that all changes to a database in a federation are reliably and immediately communicated to all of the other databases in the federation. The system communicates information concerning hotel reservation transactions. The system comprises multiple applications each associated with one or more databases including hotel reservation data. The databases in the federation reflect transactions that are communicated to other databases and they also employ information received from other databases in determining the transactions that their associated local applications permit and the way in which they are processed. In one embodiment of the invention, communication among databases occurs through the Internet and data storage devices via secure packetized messages addressed to objects that represent the relevant databases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Sabre, Inc.
    Inventors: William Geoghegan, Eric Reed, Craig Hendrickson, Sally Payze, Cheryl Gray
  • Patent number: 7311252
    Abstract: Systems predict the availability of travel resources and select an appropriate data source for obtaining travel resource inventory availability information by analyzing historical travel resource availability data. Such systems receive customer travel requests and determine candidate itineraries. The candidate itineraries are used to determine the probability that the candidate itineraries will remain available for certain periods of time based on historical availability information and fare rules. Such systems increase the reliability of booking travel itineraries by determining when it is necessary to obtain updated availability information. The systems make this determination by looking up candidate itineraries in a situation table calculated from historical availability information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Assignee: Sabre, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell L. Strothmann, Gary J. Potter, Stanislav Brezina
  • Patent number: 7243845
    Abstract: Systems and methods for event driven baggage management are disclosed. Readers are used to detect and monitor the location of tags attached to baggage as the baggage moves from the point at which a traveler drops of the baggage at the origin of a trip to the point at which the traveler picks up the baggage at a destination location. Methods and systems that are capable of detecting when a bag has been lost or misdirected and searching for the lost or misdirected bag are also disclosed. Notification may be sent directly to a traveler or the carrier when specified baggage events occur. Additionally, systems and methods for communicating a destination of an object to a wireless earphone device worn by an object handler are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Assignee: Sabre, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome E. Cash, Joseph R. Offutt, John J. Yourek
  • Patent number: 7240020
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for creating or presenting marketing initiatives in a sales manager system. A user inputs offer parameters for a new initiative. The offer parameters includes an initiative time period and an initiative description. After the parameters have been entered, customer selection criteria is associated with those parameters. The effectiveness of the new initiative is determined using stored statistics associated with past initiatives, after which, the new initiative is complete and is stored in a database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Assignee: Sabre Inc.
    Inventors: James B. Poage, Christian Walentine, David Alan Hobt, Victor Alan Nilson
  • Patent number: 7228207
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and systems for routing mobile vehicles under maintenance and operational constraints. In the case of aircraft, the methods and systems may generate an aircraft routing proposal based on information describing a possible flight of an aircraft, determine a proposed flight assignment for the aircraft based on the generated aircraft routing proposal and complying with the information describing the possible flight of the aircraft, and determine whether the proposed flight assignment meets a decision criterion describing requirements for aircraft routing. If the decision criterion is unmet, the methods and systems may optimize the proposed flight assignment such that the proposed flight assignment meets the decision criterion. The methods and systems may also generate a flight assignment plan using the proposed flight assignment that meets the decision criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Assignee: Sabre Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. D. Clarke, Barry C. Smith