Patents Examined by Alexandru Cirnu
  • Patent number: 11907971
    Abstract: A system for engaging customers is disclosed, where the system is configured to receive information related to a plurality of offers provided by a plurality of entities, the information comprising one or more of location rules, time rules, and offer details; receive geolocation information from a user device; identify, from the plurality of offers, at least one offer, wherein the identifying is based at least in part on the geolocation information and the information related to the plurality of offers; obtain one or more first information comprising information related to one of the at least one offer; display the one or more first information, wherein the one or more first information further comprises information provided by at least one entity; select a first offer, wherein the selecting comprises sending a request for viewing, booking, and/or purchasing the first offer; and receiving an acceptance for the first offer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Inventors: Joshua Ritzer, Robert P. Conroy, Andrew Obler, Christian Dokken
  • Patent number: 11900392
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for requesting in-person assistance with a purchase during a mobile device digital interaction (e.g., augmented reality) with a physical object of interest. Display of a real-time view includes the physical object image as well as interfaces for interacting with the image of the physical object. The interfaces include requesting in-person purchase assistance based on a mobile device location proximate to the physical object of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Qiaochu Tang, Avid Ghamsari, Micah Price, Geoffrey Dagley, Staevan Alan Duckworth
  • Patent number: 11900411
    Abstract: Example methods and systems for ad insertion decision-making comprise: identifying an ad insertion opportunity in which an underlying advertisement is available for replacement by an addressable advertisement; determining a first expected revenue corresponding to presentation of the addressable advertisement and a first expected cost corresponding to presentation of the addressable advertisement, wherein the first expected cost is based on a current pacing of an advertisement campaign of the addressable advertisement; determining a second expected revenue corresponding to presentation of the underlying advertisement and a second expected cost corresponding to presentation of the underlying advertisement, wherein the second expected cost is based on a current pacing of an advertisement campaign of the underlying advertisement; determining an expected value of the ad insertion based on the first and second expected revenues and the first and second expected costs; and causing performance of the ad insertion bas
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Roku, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Sullivan, Yves Greatti, Thomas Harrington, Nico Van de Bovenkamp, Caleb Goertel, Marco Huertas
  • Patent number: 11880954
    Abstract: Using various embodiments, methods and systems for generating three-dimensional (3D) digital smart objects for use in various 3D environments to collect data related to user interaction or viewability with the 3D digital smart object are described. In one embodiment, a system can generate a 3D digital smart object by presenting a 3D placeholder to a publisher or developer of the 3D environment, receive an asset, receive asset data including asset category and asset type associated to the asset and a minimum and maximum asset polygon count value. The system can also receive standard asset size information of the asset including an X-axis, Y-axis, and Z-axis dimension of the asset, and receive an asset positioning information, including an anchor location and an asset orientation of the asset. The data received can then be stored to generate the 3D digital smart object that can be placed within a 3D environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Trivver, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel LaMontagne, Simon Keating
  • Patent number: 11875378
    Abstract: Mechanisms for inhibiting the transmission of media content based on frequency and exposure measurements are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Integral Ad Science, Inc.
    Inventors: David Joseph Marquard, Kiril Tsemekhman, Mattia Fumagalli, Igor Benyaminov, Michael Kim, Rafael Bagmanov, Ana Calabrese
  • Patent number: 11869031
    Abstract: A server comprises a communications module; a processor coupled with the communications module; and a memory coupled to the processor and storing processor-executable instructions which, when executed by the processor, configure the processor to monitor an active webpage associated with a web browser executing on a computing device; determine that the active webpage associated with the web browser meets predetermined criteria, the predetermined criteria including determining that the active webpage is found in a whitelist; and in response to determining that the active webpage meets the predetermined criteria, send, via the communications module and to the computing device, a signal causing the computing device to display an indicator indicating an option to apply loyalty points to offset a purchase price.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: The Toronto-Dominion Bank
    Inventors: Nolan Glynn-Udrow, Sahana Dorai
  • Patent number: 11855938
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve a system and a method for performing operations comprising: receiving, by a messaging application, content from a given user; selecting a metric for measuring performance of the content on the messaging application; measuring performance of the content on the messaging application; computing a value of the performance of the content on the messaging application based on the selected metric; and updating a restricted use token wallet stored in a profile for the given user based on the computed value of the performance of the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: John Jensen, Swetha Krishna Prabhakar
  • Patent number: 11854044
    Abstract: Methods, systems and apparatus for identifying advertisements previously presented when processing related search queries related to a submitted search query, and providing the advertisements identified from the related search queries for presentation on a search results page for the submitted search query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Hui Li, Yong Zhang, Gangjiang Li, Boon-Lock Yeo
  • Patent number: 11823235
    Abstract: In an approach for identifying a user's interest in a media object and one or more personalities and presenting the user with a visual of how the media object looks on a particular personality, a processor receives a request to determine suitability of the media object for the user. A processor presents the media object to a multilabel classifier to be matched to a set of profile data of the user and a set of data of one or more personalities. A processor receives an output instruction from the multilabel classifier to combine the media object with a particular personality of the one or more personalities. A processor generates a combined media object of the media object with the particular personality using a generative adversarial neural network. A processor inserts the combined media object into an advertising template to generate an advertisement. A processor presents the advertisement to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Steven Lee Fisher-Stawinski, Scott E. Schneider, Shikhar Kwatra, Moitreyee Mukherjee-Roy
  • Patent number: 11798041
    Abstract: An ad collision machine can be configured to evaluate collision queries for possible ad collisions and is associated with an ad datacenter configured to evaluate and respond to bid requests on behalf of a plurality of advertisers. The ad collision machine can comprise a plurality of nodes and a data cache containing a plurality of user ID—campaign ID keys representing recently submitted bids in response to bid requests. Once a selected node receives a collision query, a user ID—campaign ID key is retrieved from the collision query. If the first key is not found in the data cache, it is written to the data cache by the node and the ad collision machine returns that user ID—campaign ID pair as available to be bid on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Zeta Global Corp.
    Inventors: Chendong Zou, Yogesh Kumar, Guodong Han
  • Patent number: 11769178
    Abstract: In some examples, a system comprises at least one programmable processor; and a machine-readable medium having instructions stored thereon which, when executed by the at least one programmable processor, cause the at least one programmable processor to execute operations comprising: receiving a first request from at least one user device to execute an instance of an application; transmitting a graphical user interface (GUI) to the at least one user device to be rendered on a display of the at least one user device; receiving a second request, via the GUI, from the at least one user device, to deploy a digital advertisement, the second request including a set of platforms of a plurality of platforms of a multi-platform integration system, a set of settings, a set of parameters, and a set of allocation data; interfacing with each one of the platforms in the set of platforms; and integrating a digital advertisement directly with each one of the platforms in the set of platforms based on the set of settings, the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: Zeta Global Corp.
    Inventors: David Rose, Danny Portman
  • Patent number: 11769179
    Abstract: In one aspect, an example method includes (i) receiving, by a computing system, from a content-presentation device a request for supplemental content for a content-replacement operation, with the request including an identifier of a stored replacement advertisement segment; (ii) selecting, by the computing system, a replacement advertisement segment for output by the content-presentation device in place of a modifiable advertisement segment; (iii) determining, by the computing system, that the selected replacement advertisement segment is different from the stored replacement advertisement segment; (iv) determining, by the computing system, whether the stored replacement advertisement segment is a valid replacement for the content-replacement operation; (v) determining, by the computing system, that the content-presentation device should output the selected replacement advertisement segment instead of outputting the stored replacement advertisement segment; and (vi) causing, by the computing system, the selec
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: ROKU, INC.
    Inventor: Matthew Grover
  • Patent number: 11756076
    Abstract: This application relates to apparatus and methods for automatically determining and providing digital recommendations including sponsored items at optimized positions. In some examples, a computing device receives a recommendation request. In response, the computing device obtains a plurality of items based on the user data. The plurality of items includes a plurality of relevant items and a plurality of sponsored items. The computing device then determines a total profit for a combination of the plurality of items by injecting the plurality of promotional items at different position amongst the plurality of relevant items. The plurality of items are presented to the user based at least in part on the total profit and the corresponding combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Kaushiki Nag, Kannan Achan, Lalitesh Morishetti
  • Patent number: 11694235
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems, methods, and computer readable media for programmatically generating and/or revising promotion offers for a merchant based on one or more merchant self-service indicators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: GROUPON, INC.
    Inventor: Sean McIntosh
  • Patent number: 11687966
    Abstract: A method for online advertising, is provided, including: receiving a request for a web page from a client device; in response to the request, selecting an advertisement for presentation on the web page, and transmitting the web page to the client device; determining a duration of exposure of the advertisement when the web page is presented on the client device; determining a level of performance of a guaranteed presentation amount associated with the advertisement, the level of performance based on the duration of exposure of the advertisement. In another embodiment, a plurality of candidate advertisements are identified for presentation on a requested web page; for each candidate, an expected cost per time unit (eCPTU) of exposure is determined; one candidate advertisement is selected for presentation on the web page based on the eCPTU's; the web page is transmitted to a client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Yahoo Ad Tech LLC
    Inventor: Xing Yi
  • Patent number: 11676080
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system of managing digital queues for multiple store locations are disclosed. A method includes receiving, by an enterprise computing system associated with the branch location, a request from a mobile device based on the mobile device navigating to a uniform resource locator (URL) from scanning a code associated with the branch location, in response to the request, causing a graphical user interface (GUI) to display on the mobile device that prompts a user for additional information regarding the request, receiving, from the mobile device via the GUI, the additional information including identity information regarding the user and a reason for the request, identifying a queue specific to the branch location based on the request and additional information, adding the user to the queue, and providing, by the enterprise computing system, a confirmation notification to the user indicating that the user has been added to the queue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Pamela Murphy, Therese Rainsbarger, Louann Millar, Jonathan Hartsell, Pankaj Parekh
  • Patent number: 11669852
    Abstract: In a wallet server including a processor having hardware, the processor acquires image information that includes a captured image of food provided to a user transmitted from a store terminal of a store providing the food, and user information related to the user provided with the food, and associates the acquired image information with the user information and transmits a display instruction to instruct display of the image information and a screen for accepting input of evaluation for the food to a user terminal of the user determined based on the user information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yurika Tanaka, Hideo Hasegawa, Nozomu Yoshioka, Tsuyoshi Takeshita, Shoichiro Suzuki, Kohei Ichihara, Shota Yamamoto, Junya Chikanishi
  • Patent number: 11645671
    Abstract: One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods for generating dynamic content item recommendations are provided. Content item information, extracted from message data, is aggregated to calculate popularity and attributes of content items. The content items are ranked based upon the popularity and attributes to generate a ranked list of content items. Exploration traffic is served utilizing a set of eligible content items selected from the ranked list of content items. An eligible content item is promoted for participation in auctions for serving non-exploration traffic based upon the eligible content item being served a threshold number of times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: YAHOO AD TECH LLC
    Inventors: Ariel Raviv, Yair Koren, Eliran Abutbul, Omer Duvdevany
  • Patent number: 11640627
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method includes receiving merchant profile data describing attributes of merchants; generating, using one or more machine-trained models and the merchant profile data, a respective first profile for each merchant of the merchants; generating, using the one or more machine-trained models, a respective second profile for each of the plurality of merchant services using at least one type of description for each of the plurality of merchant services, wherein the respective first profile for each merchant and the respective second profile for each of the plurality of merchant services are numerically comparable; identifying a list of merchant service recommendations for at least one of the merchants using generated first profiles and second profiles; and configuring a merchant computing device of the at least one merchant with at least one merchant service selected by the merchant from the list of merchant service recommendations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: Block, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephane Fotso, Zaki Ali
  • Patent number: 11636515
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a display, a communicator, and a processor configured to recognize a context in a game which is running in the electronic device, receive an advertisement content from an external server through the communicator, modify the received advertisement content based on the context, and control the display to display a game screen in which the modified advertisement content is inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignees: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Cheil Worldwide Inc.
    Inventors: Jaehyuck Shin, Sanghyo Kim, Changsoo Moon, Kichan Ryu, Daewon Cho