Patents Examined by Chika Ojiaku
  • Patent number: 7962411
    Abstract: A user may generate a digital image of a negotiable instrument such as a check. The digital image may be transmitted to an institution in a digital image file for deposit of the check. After the user selects to submit the digital image file, the digital image file may be sent from a user computing device to the institution. The user computing device may be decoupled from the transaction once the submission of the digital image file for deposit of the check is made. The transaction is thereafter managed by the institution. Incomplete transactions are avoided by moving the transaction processing to the server side at the institution after the user submits the digital image file. This may be referred to as an atomic deposit transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Bharat Prasad, Jeffrey N. Pollack
  • Patent number: 7949587
    Abstract: An image of a negotiable instrument may be communicated from a user to a financial institution using a messaging application so that funds associated with the negotiable instrument may be deposited into a user's bank account. A user may launch an instant messaging application and establish a communications session with a predetermined account at the financial institution to communicate the image. The image may be stored in a file or created by a capture device under control of the instant messaging application. The image file may be processed and verified by the financial institution, where it may be deposited in an account associated with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: United States Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Michael Frank Morris, Bharat Prasad, Reynaldo Medina, III
  • Patent number: 7941330
    Abstract: Information may be received regarding items purchased or otherwise acquired by a user, and the items may be added to an electronic home inventory maintained by an institution system and the items may be added to an insurance policy issued by the institution system. The institution system may receive information about an item from the merchant who sold the item, an appraiser, the user, from a barcode that is provided on the receipt associated with the purchase, by a barcode generated by the user (e.g., using data from the receipt and other information from the user), and/or via data from a financial card transaction directed to the purchase. The user may be provided with a listing of the items, and can select which items are to be included in the home inventory and which items are to be added to an insurance policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Andre Rene Buentello, Bradly Jay Billman, Gail Ann Bennett
  • Patent number: 7921058
    Abstract: A method of creating, selling, converting, and redeeming exchangeable instruments that may result in favorable tax and/or accounting treatment for a company that is a parent to an issuing subsidiary. The parent company transfers a conversion option to a wholly owned subsidiary. The subsidiary attaches the parent's conversion option to its own nonconvertible debt instrument, creating an exchangeable instrument to be issued to investors. Payment for the exchangeable instrument is remitted to the parent for the value of the conversion option and to the subsidiary with respect to the nonconvertible debt instrument. The split obligations of parent and subsidiary may result in a relatively high tax interest expense and relatively low accounting interest expense. Use of a net share settlement feature may result in reduced dilution of the parent's equity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Charles J. Nelsen, Jonathan M. Ross, Craig W. McCracken
  • Patent number: 7912771
    Abstract: A computer program that can be installed on a web server to assemble web pages that can be accessed over the Internet by password to prepare financial planning reports for a client. The program takes gross income, subtracts income taxes, subtracts all money put into savings programs, and whatever is left is what the client spends in a given year or month. It further itemizes and subtracts the monthly payments for debt service since these items will be fully amortized or paid off at some point in the future and should not be included in baseline living expenses that will continue through a person's lifetime. The balance left after these calculations are completed represents the individual's current annual living expenses or standard of living that needs to be sustained throughout their lifetime with adjustments for inflation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Inventor: Robert A. Young
  • Patent number: 7912784
    Abstract: Methods are described for accounting, administration and processing of transactions utilizing a stored value card utilizing an EFT service gateway and providing balances for the cards across a plurality of point of sale devices. One method includes receiving a message generated by the point of sale system of a merchant and parsing the message into data elements. The method also includes routing the message through a switch controller to an account holder database based on an institution ID and a branch ID, accessing an account within the database utilizing the account key, and determining if an account holder's monetary balance in the account is greater than or equal to the transaction amount. A message is formatted and one of an authorization approval or a denial based upon the determination is transmitted within the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Store Financial Services, LLC
    Inventor: Michael F. Sobek
  • Patent number: 7904362
    Abstract: A person has expenses to be paid according to a financial plan which identifies liquidating procedures for liquidating investments to generate funds for the person, where the funds are for paying the expenses. To implement the financial plan for the person, the financial plan is received at a plan defining module which produces based thereon a formatted list of sequentially applied liquidation rules. A plan implementation module is actuated upon a triggering event, after which the formatted list of rules is received at the actuated plan implementation module. The actuated plan implementation module applies the received list of rules to liquidate investments of the person and thereby generate the funds for the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association
    Inventor: Arthur Quentin Smith
  • Patent number: 7904367
    Abstract: A portfolio benchmarking system comprises a repository of trade data, a repository of consumer data, a build computer, and a benchmarking query application. The repository of trade data comprises a plurality of data items regarding trade lines. The repository of consumer data comprises a plurality of data items regarding consumers, wherein at least some information in the consumer data is not in the trade data and at least some information in the trade data is not in the consumer data. The build computer periodically generates at least one data file comprising a plurality of data items, each data item combining information from the trade data and the consumer data, such that searches can be performed on the combined data without joining trade data and consumer data at query run time. The benchmarking query application executes queries on the data file generated by the build computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Experian Information Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles S. Chung, Linda A. Haran, Angela Granger, Patricia Cheryl Lassen
  • Patent number: 7904383
    Abstract: A computer-based method of monitoring for and reporting of a lien distress event relatable to a lien against a property includes the steps of extracting loan data from a client loan portfolio, defining the lien distress event relatable to the loan data by using one or more lien distress event criterion, detecting an occurrence of the lien distress event iteratively, and notifying a client of the occurrence of the lien distress event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: CoreLogic Information Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: George S. Livermore, Dianna L. Serio, Charles E. Crawford, Jr., Reid Lange, Michelle Pinnix
  • Patent number: 7899726
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, systems, methods, apparatus, computer program code, and means for filtering options data include receiving options feed data including a first set of options feed data having a changed quote, identifying, from the first set of options feed data, a second set of the options feed data meeting at least a first filter criteria, producing a filtered options feed by filtering out the second set of the options feed data, and disseminating the filtered options feed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Reuters SA
    Inventor: Stephen Harris
  • Patent number: 7895102
    Abstract: A comprehensive set of data pertaining to a user is gathered from various sources and analyzed. A financial plan is generated and provided to the user. The user may set financial goals and monitor progress towards achieving the goals, and may set and monitor probabilities of success of achieving the goals. The financial plan may take into account the financial goals and probabilities of success, and may be revised to reflect changes in the financial goals and probabilities of success. In an implementation, a user may be provided with information pertaining to how their finances, financial plan, goals, and probabilities of success compare to a selected population group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Bruce Wesley Wilks, Robert Morales, Rennie Garcia, Robert Anthony Pacheco
  • Patent number: 7890403
    Abstract: A method and mechanism that protect a person with a property interest in a piece of real property against a loss of expected future market value of the real property. A policyholder may first select an expected future market value for the real property and a time period in which the expected future market value is to be attained (e.g., 10 years). An insurer may model relevant conditions, factors and events that effect property values over time for a particular geographic region. A premium may be determined based on the selected expected future market value and the determination of expected future market value made by the insurer. Upon a conveyance of the real property at the time period or window specified, a loss may be determined if the fair market value of the real property is less than the selected expected future market value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Arthur Quentin Smith, Bradly Jay Billman
  • Patent number: 7885880
    Abstract: A user may generate a digital image of a negotiable instrument such as a check. The digital image may be transmitted to an institution in a digital image file for deposit of the check. After the user selects to submit the digital image file, the digital image file may be sent from a user computing device to the institution. The user computing device may be decoupled from the transaction once the submission of the digital image file for deposit of the check is made. The transaction is thereafter managed by the institution. Incomplete transactions are avoided by moving the transaction processing to the server side at the institution after the user submits the digital image file. This may be referred to as an atomic deposit transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Bharat Prasad, Jeffrey N. Pollack
  • Patent number: 7885892
    Abstract: A method and system for evaluating loan repurchase risk are disclosed. The method includes receiving information related to the loan and determining a loan repurchase risk based on the information. The information may be used to determine a joint probability of an underwriting discrepancy sufficient to trigger a repurchase request and an adverse event in connection with the loan, such as default or delinquency. A repurchase report may provide feedback regarding factors contributing to a repurchase risk. In one embodiment, depending on the repurchase risk, the purchaser may waive repurchase rights in connection with the loan, thereby reducing the requirements of the seller to reserve capital for the loan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Fannie Mae
    Inventors: Stella Y. Ajose, Henry Buist, Patricia R. Koscinski, Eric L. Rosenblatt
  • Patent number: 7885879
    Abstract: To protect a person with a property interest in real property against a loss of market value thereof, a base market value of the real property is determined at a current time when the property interest in the real property arises or thereafter, and a number of types of events that cause the real property to lose market value as compared with the base market value are defined. A number of the defined types of events are selected, and a real estate market value policy is issued to the person at about the current time. The policy promises to compensate the person for any loss experienced by the person if the real property loses market value as compared with the base market value based on any of the selected types of events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventor: Arthur Quentin Smith
  • Patent number: 7882024
    Abstract: A system and method for forwarding multiple credit applications to multiple potential lenders. A user computer or a credit management server sends queries to potential lenders inquiring about the respective information fields used in the potential lenders' respective credit applications. The queries also request information relating to the desired format and transmission method of the respective credit applications. With this information, a dynamic credit application is generated which includes all of information fields from all potential lenders. A credit applicant enters credit information into the dynamic credit application. The system then generates tailored credit applications for each lender and forwards these tailored applications to the respective potential lenders. The lenders process the tailored applications and provide results to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Routeone LLC
    Inventors: Richard Seibert, Brad Rogers, Mark David Christensen, Michael Jurecki
  • Patent number: 7873570
    Abstract: A computer-based method of updating a client loan portfolio with information on secondary liens relatable to portfolio properties includes inputting property data from the portfolio, monitoring a secondary lien database for secondary liens relatable to the property data, and notifying the client if a secondary lien is detected. Notifying the client may include generating a secondary lien report containing an AVM score or a CLTV ratio, and updating the portfolio by generating a new version of the portfolio that includes secondary liens detected during monitoring. A system may include a client station for inputting data for monitoring, an FTP server for uploading the data from the client station, and a mainframe server for standardizing the data, searching databases for secondary liens, calculating the AVM score and CLTV ratio, and generating the secondary lien report for delivery to the client station via the FTP server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: CoreLogic Information Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher L. Cagan, Charles E. Crawford, Jr., David Gussmann
  • Patent number: 7870049
    Abstract: To protect a person with a property interest in real property against a loss of market value thereof, a base market value of the real property is determined at a current time when the property interest in the real property arises or thereafter, and a number of types of events that cause the real property to lose market value as compared with the base market value are defined. A number of the defined types of events are selected, and a real estate market value policy is issued to the person at about the current time. The policy promises to compensate the person for any loss experienced by the person if the real property loses market value as compared with the base market value based on any of the selected types of events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventor: Arthur Quentin Smith
  • Patent number: 7870047
    Abstract: A system (and method, and method for deploying computing infrastructure) for identifying a customer at risk of revenue change (e.g., revenue loss or revenue gain) including computing a risk score based on a plurality of risk factors associated with the customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Aleksandra Mojsilovic, Bonnie Kathryn Ray, Craig F. Schreiber, Valerie C. Wiggins
  • Patent number: 7865423
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods and systems for providing investment competitions. In one aspect, trading algorithms that automatically generate trading instructions in response to market data are developed by and received from a distributed plurality of independent trading algorithm developers. The algorithms are periodically executed against market data and generate trading instructions, which, based on an association of investment accounts with the trading algorithms, initiate correlative trades in the investments accounts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Bridgetech Capital, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Hughes, Doug Rivard