Patents Assigned to Target Brands, Inc.
  • Patent number: 11366807
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein are relevant to configurations of hash tables. An example hash table includes is configured to be placed into a contiguous block of shared memory and be used across multiple processes. The hash table can include a memory layout having two logical tables: a metadata table and a storage array. In addition, a storage bitmap can be used to determine available memory locations in the storage array. Disclosed configurations can be suited for use in high-performance computing applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Fretz, Hrishikesh V. Prabhune, Luis F. Stevens
  • Patent number: 11366859
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a first post from an electronic source including first content; determining a source identifier; determining an attribute for the source by broadcasting the first post to a first plurality of filter graph definitions configured to identify attributes of sources according to the respective filter graph definition; and storing in memory, as a source profile identified by the source identifier for the source, the attribute for the source; receiving a second post from the source including second content; determining a source identifier; using the source identifier, querying the memory to access the source profile; correlating the second post with attributes of the source stored in the source profile to produce a correlated second post; and broadcasting the correlated second post to a second plurality of filter graph definitions configured to identify posts with high value information according to the respective filter graph definition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Luis F. Stevens, John Skolfield, Vince Schiavone, Steve Weissinger, George Tretyakov, Ryan Mammina, Mo Malakiman
  • Patent number: 11367046
    Abstract: Methods and systems for optimizing item assortments are disclosed. One method includes receiving a request for an optimized assortment. Data relating to items within a selected initial item assortment and item universe is accessed. Constraints are applied to the items in the assortment to arrive at an optimized item assortment. Constraints include goals for optimization, lock in and lock out rules, and item attribute rules. The method may be performed by a system including one or more computing devices communicating via a network with one or more data storage devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: TARGET BRANDS, INC.
    Inventor: Aaron Korver
  • Patent number: 11359309
    Abstract: A method of ring spinning cotton polyester blended yarn. The method is robust and can be used to manufacture the yarn even from polyester fibers that are produced from recycled materials. A new ring spun cotton polyester yarn is also provided. The yarn has few defects and can be effectively dyed when woven into cloth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Avinash Bhatnagar
  • Patent number: 11361685
    Abstract: A header for coupling to a retail display structure includes a front panel and a rear panel. The rear panel is formed coplanarly with the front panel, bordering the front panel along a longitudinal fold line. The rear panel is folded about the longitudinal fold line to fit adjacent and be adhered to an interior surface of the front panel. Hooks are initially coplanarly formed in an interior of the rear panel and coupled to a remainder of the rear panel via a fold line. Each of the hooks is folded rearwardly away from the rear panel defining an offset portion and a downwardly extending portion. The downwardly extending portion is spaced from the rear panel to receive at least a portion of the retail display structure between the exterior surface of the rear panel and the downwardly extending portion of each of the hooks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Selina Larsen, Jacob K. Pomputis, Scott J. Fuenffinger
  • Patent number: 11354318
    Abstract: As a user navigates a website and/or mobile application, events may be captured. Example events include user interactions, return of information from services, and recommendation calls. Event stream data associated with the event may be collected once and provided to a server platform via a streaming data service. The event stream data may be converted to an appropriate structure for storage at the server platform by applying a schema. The schema applied may take advantage of a format in which the event stream data is captured at the client application. This enables the client application to provide minimal data to the server platform (e.g., an incomplete record) and the server platform to complete the record according to the schema. The event stream data may be saved internally within a database of the server platform, and distributed to one or more third parties in a compatible format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Jordi Batlle, Dan Damkoehler, Clive Dsouza, Amanda Engelman, Edward Grams, Don Nguyen, Davis Nyabuti, Melissa Sanders
  • Patent number: 11356406
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes receiving an internet protocol address and an identifier for a display and storing the display's internet protocol address and the display's identifier in a viewing record. A device's internet protocol address and a user identifier are received for a request sent by the device to a server. The display's internet protocol address is determined to match the device's internet protocol address and in response the display's identifier is associated with the user identifier. A display identifier in a viewing record and the association between the display's identifier and the user identifier are then used to determine that content listed in the viewing record was viewed by a user represented by the user identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Evan Hovorka, Chad Weber, Samantha Beale
  • Patent number: 11348128
    Abstract: For a measurement period, signal strengths, device identifiers and access point identifiers are received from a plurality of access points. A record for the measurement period is stored in random access memory with the record being associated with a single device identifier and containing access point identifiers associated with signal strengths received for the measurement period. The location of a device is determined for the measurement period by retrieving spatial coordinates of a corresponding access point for each access point identifier in the record for the measurement period and setting the location of the device for the measurement period to the average of the retrieved spatial coordinates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Mark Brakob
  • Patent number: 11347698
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein are relevant to garbage collection for data structures, such as hash tables. The data structure can store garbage collection values for use during a garbage collection process. The garbage collection values can have a value indicating the occurrence of a poisoned status. Disclosed configurations can be suited for use in high-performance computing applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Fretz, Hrishikesh V. Prabhune, Luis F. Stevens
  • Patent number: 11340941
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for viewing jobs managed by heterogeneous job schedulers on heterogeneous computing systems. Organizations often rely on workflow schedulers or job schedulers to execute and manage their workflow pipelines. However, different departments within a large organization may rely on different job scheduling applications for managing their workflows. Without the capability to monitor and manage all or a subset of jobs running on heterogeneous job scheduling applications across the organization at the same time, organizations lack the insight they need to make their workflow pipeline more efficient. The disclosed system and method allows users to monitor jobs or computer applications, including details regarding job execution and service level agreements, running on heterogeneous job schedulers across the organization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonghoon Joey Ahnn, Gaurav Gupta, Prashanth Sandela, Praveen Kumar Thota
  • Publication number: 20220157204
    Abstract: A header box for a retail display structure comprising a front panel, a rear panel, and a bottom panel. The rear panel is formed coplanarly with the front panel and the bottom panel and is folded about a first fold line of the header box relative to the front panel to extend entirely spaced from and substantially parallel to the front panel. The rear panel defines a depending flange extending downwardly from a remainder of the rear panel. The bottom panel is folded about a second fold line of the header box to extend between the rear panel and the front panel and is positioned above a bottommost edge of the front panel and above the depending flange of the rear panel. A reception cavity for receiving a cross bar of the retail display structure is formed between the front panel and the depending flange and below the bottom panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicant: TARGET BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: Selina Larsen, Jacob K. Pomputis, Scott J. Fuenffinger
  • Publication number: 20220157208
    Abstract: A header for coupling to a retail display structure includes a front panel and a rear panel. The rear panel is formed coplanarly with the front panel, bordering the front panel along a longitudinal fold line. The rear panel is folded about the longitudinal fold line to fit adjacent and be adhered to an interior surface of the front panel. Hooks are initially coplanarly formed in an interior of the rear panel and coupled to a remainder of the rear panel via a fold line. Each of the hooks is folded rearwardly away from the rear panel defining an offset portion and a downwardly extending portion. The downwardly extending portion is spaced from the rear panel to receive at least a portion of the retail display structure between the exterior surface of the rear panel and the downwardly extending portion of each of the hooks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicant: TARGET BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: Selina Larsen, Jacob K. Pomputis, Scott J. Fuenffinger
  • Patent number: D950907
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Austyn Dunham
  • Patent number: D950919
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Austyn Dunham
  • Patent number: D950925
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Austyn Dunham
  • Patent number: D950928
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Austyn Dunham
  • Patent number: D955091
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Masha Kroshinskaya
  • Patent number: D955098
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Austyn Dunham
  • Patent number: D955099
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Austyn Dunham
  • Patent number: D955479
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Rodkewich, Dan Smith, Kelly O'Halloran