Patents Examined by Andrew Joseph Rudy
  • Patent number: 10909422
    Abstract: Techniques are described for training a learning machine. One of these methods includes tracking interactions between a customer and customer service agents. The method includes generating a training set based on the tracked interactions. The method also includes generating a trained learning machine comprising training a learning machine using the training set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Michael Joseph Gaeta, Christina N. Nickel, Shane Steinert
  • Patent number: 10891587
    Abstract: A database comprises user information records for users subscribing to one or more goods through a subscription service. In some aspects a user record may contain information about the user, one or more households of the user and the constituents of those households, and other information about the user, households, and/or constituents of household. User records are updated based on various signals corresponding to user feedback and amounts of provided goods and utilized in iterative training of consumption models by which consumption of different goods is determined based on household properties. The consumption model outputs a predicted consumption of goods for a household and amounts of goods are translated into one or more SKUs for fulfillment by the subscription service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventor: Andrew Thomas Busey
  • Patent number: 10891665
    Abstract: A reduced bias submission review system distributed on one or more servers operably coupled to one or more client computing devices over a network supports a program including computer executable instructions accessible by browser based on-line processing to enable one or more clients to submit a plurality of submissions for submission review and depending on the application repeatedly serves the plurality of submissions in a prioritized order to a plurality of reviewers until each of the plurality of submissions receives a pre-selected target number of submission reviews or until each of the plurality of reviewers performs the preselected target number of submission reviews.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: eduPresent LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey S. Lewis
  • Patent number: 10885498
    Abstract: An attendance registration device including a processor that executes: a reception process of receiving input according to a first method or input according to a second method of identification information corresponding to a target person whose attendance needs to be registered; and a registration process of registering attendance by associating the identification information received in the reception process with an attendance type input at a predetermined timing, wherein in the registration process, an attendance type input prior to the input of the identification information is subjected to attendance registration in association with the identification information when an input method of the identification information whose input has been received in the reception process is the first method, and an attendance type input after the input of the identification information is subjected to attendance registration in association with the identification information when the input method of the identification
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshitatsu Ishida, Taro Ejiri, Tatsuzi Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 10885138
    Abstract: A method, which comprises determining a logical identifier used for communication over a network portion managed by a service provider and transmitting to a computing apparatus adapted to effect online transactions involving a payer and a payee an indication of the service provider having agreed to act as the payer for at least one online transaction requested by a requesting device that uses the logical identifier. Also, a method, which comprises determining a logical identifier used to identify a device during a request for an online transaction; identifying, based on the logical identifier, a third party that has agreed to act as a payer for the online transaction; providing a user of the device with an opportunity to confirm the third party as the payer for the online transaction; and completing the online transaction based on input from the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: BCE INC.
    Inventors: Stephane Maxime Francois Fortier, Jean Bouchard, James Francis Fagan, Sean MacLean Murray, Sanro Zlobec
  • Patent number: 10885496
    Abstract: A restocking hub with interchangeable buttons mapped to item identifiers is described herein. In some instances, a local hub may receive an actuation signal from a particular button of a set of interchangeable buttons communicatively coupled with the local hub, the local hub being communicatively coupled with a remote server. The local hub may transmit a signal including a button ID of the particular button to the remote server based on the particular button being activated and the local hub receiving the actuation signal from the particular button. In some implementations, the remote server may determine an item associated with the particular button and attributes of the item based on the button ID of the particular button and a mapping of button IDs to items in a database accessible by the remote server, and execute a defined action using the attributes of the item associated with the particular button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Staples, Inc.
    Inventors: Ranjeet Sonone, Faisal Masud, M. Steven Walker
  • Patent number: 10878397
    Abstract: An order fulfillment system includes mobile terminals and a backend server. The mobile terminals generate, queue, and transmit state changes for orders in a restaurant, where the mobile terminals may communicate over both a Wi-Fi network and a White-Fi network. The backend server is operably coupled to the mobile terminals, and receives/transmits the state changes to all of the mobile terminals. The backend server has a queue processor, television whitespace (TVWS) band update logic, and a band assignment map. The queue processor is configured to queues the state changes in terminal queues. The TVWS band update logic periodically receives TVWS available channels for the White-Fi network, and assigns one of the TVWS available channels for communications over the White-Fi network. The band assignment map indicates whether each of the mobile terminals is programmed to communicate within the restaurant in the Wi-Fi mode or the White-Fi mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Toast, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Vick, Steven P. Papa
  • Patent number: 10878396
    Abstract: A POS terminal includes wired communication elements, a state processor, an order processor, and a television whitespace (TVWS) communications element. The wired communication elements couple the fixed POS terminal to a network. The state processor queue state changes in one or more order queues that correspond to one or more orders in a restaurant. The order processor generates the state changes, and accesses and transmits the state changes in each one of the one or more order queues to a backend server, where the order processor comprises current order state fields corresponding to all of the orders. The television whitespace (TVWS) communications element enables the fixed POS terminal to communicate over a White-Fi network within the restaurant, where the fixed POS terminal operates as a White-Fi access point for one or more mobile POS terminals operating in a White-Fi mode within the restaurant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Toast, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Vick, Steven P. Papa
  • Patent number: 10855559
    Abstract: Adaptive ambient services are provided. In some embodiments, an adaptive ambient service includes providing an ambient service profile. In some embodiments, an ambient service includes implementing an ambient service profile for assisting control of the communications device use of an ambient service on a wireless network, in which the ambient service profile includes a plurality of service policy settings, and in which the ambient service profile is associated with an ambient service plan that provides for initial access to the ambient service with limited service capabilities prior to activation of a new service plan; monitoring use of the ambient service based on the ambient service profile; and adapting the ambient service profile based on the monitored use of the ambient service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Headwater Research LLC
    Inventors: Gregory G. Raleigh, Rob Rightmyer, Vladislav Kudelin
  • Patent number: 10834577
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are various embodiments for publishing a service offer set to a device agent on an end-user device and for on-device selection of a service. In some embodiments, a network system publishes a service offer set to an end-user device over a wireless access network, receives an offer set user selection from the end-user device, and provisions one or more network functions based on the offer set user selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Headwater Research LLC
    Inventors: Gregory G. Raleigh, James Lavine, Alireza Raissinia
  • Patent number: 10832233
    Abstract: A method and a system for reselecting of a payment method of a plurality of payment methods associated with a consolidated payment device are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: CURVE 1 LIMITED
    Inventor: Shachar Bialick
  • Patent number: 10832256
    Abstract: A system and method that uses geo-location and a rules engine to facilitate compliance to federal, state, and local regulations as well as company policies across different jurisdictions that may have different compliance regulations. A mobile workforce may use the techniques herein to manage work assignments, report activities, and to manage and track time. This technology may be used, e.g., in the transportation industry, but is not limited to this industry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Schneider Enterprise Resources, LLC
    Inventors: Mike Degeneffe, Shaleen Devgun, Stephen John Pauls, Daniel G. Schmidt, Christopher B. Lofgren
  • Patent number: 10832297
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method and system for buying and selling cellular service in a market allowing real-time pricing is disclosed. The computer-implemented method and system comprise storing at least one offer to sell a specified quantity of cellular service (which may be voice minutes, messages, data or other available service parameters) initiated by a seller, and processing one or more requests to purchase cellular service initiated by one or more buyers. The processing of the requests to purchase cellular service further comprises implementing a method for matching one or more requests to purchase cellular service with any stored offers; wherein when a match occurs the buyer is able to purchase the desired quantity of cellular service. The computer-implemented method and system includes deducting the purchased quantity of cellular service from a service profile of the seller and adding the purchased quantity of cellular service to a service profile of the buyer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: AERIS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Drew S. Johnson, Yixiang Chen, Dae Seong Kim
  • Patent number: 10834583
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for updating wireless device credentials, the wireless device comprising: a user interface, memory configured to store one or more credentials for enabling the wireless device to obtain one or more services over a wireless access network, and one or more processors configured to execute one or more machine-executable instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to obtain an indication of a user request to replace a particular credential with a target credential, detect a network-provisioning state change, determine that the particular credential does not match the target credential, initiate a programming session with a network element over a wireless access network, obtain an updated credential from the network element, and assist in storing the updated credential in memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Headwater Research LLC
    Inventors: Gregory G. Raleigh, James Lavine
  • Patent number: 10824990
    Abstract: A merchandise management device is provided for a store having a first display location where a number of first merchandise is to be displayed and a second display location where a number of second merchandise is to be displayed. The merchandise management device includes cameras positioned to capture a first image indicating how many of the first merchandise is displayed at the first location and a second image indicating how many of the second merchandise is displayed at the second location, and a processor configured to detect whether or not there is a change in a displayed number of the first merchandise and a displayed number of the second merchandise, and for each merchandise item for which the change is detected, determine a degree and a direction of change and generate a replenishment alert if the degree of change in a decreasing direction is greater than a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Xiaozhou Wang
  • Patent number: 10824988
    Abstract: Various embodiments each include at least one of systems, methods, software, and data structures for automated inventory management including blockchain smart contracting. One such embodiment in the form of a method includes maintaining a database of products available for purchase from vendors, receiving a data representation of a purchase request for a desired product from a buying entity, and finding a match between the purchase request and vendor of the desired product. This method may then generate a data representation of a contract between the buying entity and the vendor of the match followed by generating a hash of the data representation of the contract and adding the data representation of the contract and the generated hash to a blockchain data structure. A copy of the block chain data structure may then be stored and forwarded to at least each of the contracting parties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Jamal Mohiuddin Mohammad
  • Patent number: 10825068
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and system to perform a sale transaction are provided. The method includes identifying each item of a plurality of items, based on at least one image of the plurality of items, determining a cost for each item, optionally identifying a person based on an image of the person, adding each of the items and each of the costs to a sale transaction, and charging the person for the sale transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions
    Inventors: John David Landers, Jr., Dean Frederick Herring, Brad Matthew Johnson, Jeffrey John Smith, David John Steiner, Phuc Ky Do
  • Patent number: 10810595
    Abstract: Large quantities of stored data from a plurality of sources, as well as large quantities of incoming real-time data that may also be coming from a plurality of sources, can be compared by pre-modeling, indexing, and aggregating data prior to conducting the comparison. A system can include a monitoring and alerting agent, an interactive visualization agent, and a machine learning agent to provide up-to-date transaction-level, store-level, and customer-level alerting and attribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventor: Georgi D. Gospodinov
  • Patent number: 10810328
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for developing an assembly, which at least includes one mechatronics component with a mechanical portion, an electrical portion, and an information technology portion, wherein the method includes the steps of: Developing the mechanical portions, the electrical continuous or periodic communicating of a development status information of the development process of at least a first of the portions to the development process of a second of the portions or to the development processes of the two remaining portions; and varying the development processes of the second of the portions or the development processes of both remaining portions, taking into account the development status information. The invention further relates to a respective arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignees: EPLAN SOFTWARE & SERVICE GMBH & CO. KG, CIDEON SOFTWARE & SERVICES GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Rolf Lisse, Gerhard Wulff, Arnd Paulfeuerborn
  • Patent number: 10803417
    Abstract: An administrative server stores replacement component information relating to at least one replacement component that can be distributed by a supplier in delivery service. A replacement component desired by the user is selected. A selected replacement component information relating to the at least one selected replacement component is transmitted to the administrative server. When the usage degree of at least one of the at least one selected replacement component indicated by the usage degree information reaches a predetermined usage degree, the ordering request specifying the at least one replacement component included in the selected replacement component information is transmitted to the supplier. Therefore, the supplier can offer the automatic sales service with a replacement component that the supplier distributes normally without preparing a wide variety of replacement components, which reduces burden on the supplier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yohei Kurokawa