Patents Examined by Christopher B Seibert
  • Patent number: 11461828
    Abstract: A system and method for providing payments is disclosed. A method can include establishing a wireless link between a mobile device and a merchant device. After an instruction is displayed on the mobile device, a combination of a first type of input and a second type of input are received on the mobile device, first type of input including at least one button press of a physical button and the second type of input received from a user to confirm a payment for the purchase. Based on the inputs, payment data is retrieved from a memory of the mobile device. The method includes receiving the payment data at the merchant device to make the purchase, wherein receiving the payment data, via the wireless link, at the merchant device to make the purchase is performed according to a protocol for communicating the payment data to the merchant device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Monticello Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Thomas M. Isaacson, Ryan Connell Durham
  • Patent number: 11449912
    Abstract: A system for facilitating e-commerce transaction is disclosed. The system includes a request receiving module to enable the interactive support agent platform to receive order requests from a customer. The system includes an order placement module to identify a merchant from a merchant database based on the order requests corresponds to the customer specific merchandise or service request and enable the interactive support agent platform to select products from a catalogue of an identified merchant based on the order requests. The system includes a checkout processing module to enable the interactive support agent platform to share a checkout page with the customer via a communication medium based on selected products corresponds to the identified merchant and perform a checkout process by transmitting billing and shipping information via a secure checkout page rendered within a chat window, a browser or the user interface corresponding to the interactive support agent platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: 1ClickPay Inc
    Inventor: Kumar N Senthil
  • Patent number: 11423463
    Abstract: There are provided systems and methods for dynamically rendered interface elements during online chat sessions. A user may engage in online communications with another user, such as a communication session between a customer and a customer representative or agent of a merchant. During this communication session, the agent may navigate to particular data on the agent's device, which may be desirable to provide to the customer. For example, the agent may view a particular item of interest to the customer. An application programming interface of the merchant may detect one or more actions or calls associated with this data and may dynamically provide an interface element to transmit data displayed on the agent's device to the customer's device during the communication session. The customer may view a dynamically rendered interface element that allows for processing data during the communication session with the agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Berry Belcher, Ragunath Jayabalakrishnan, Vamsikrishna Sanisetty
  • Patent number: 11416922
    Abstract: Various methods are provided for programmatically providing a platform for responding dynamically providing a response to a property level availability call through API request based on run-time information. One example method may comprise receiving the property level availability call, the property level availability call configured to elicit a response identifying an availability of one or more of the plurality of specified properties for a specified time frame, determining, based on an associated bid, whether an affirmative response to the property level availability call is profitable, and in an instance in which the affirmative response is profitable, causing transmission of the affirmative response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: GROUPON, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin Saito, Barry O'Sullivan, Taylor Dykes, Giovanni Gargiulo
  • Patent number: 11373223
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to systems and methods for preloading content on a user device before a user requests the content from a web service provider. The preloaded content may be selected based, at least in part, upon the user's browsing and purchasing history. The web service provider may preload the content to minimize user idle time when interfacing with a web site. The web service provider may determine when to send the preloaded content based, at least in part, on when the user device is likely to connect to the network and/or when the user is likely to use the device to interface with the web service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Edwin Voskamp
  • Patent number: 11367124
    Abstract: An object tracking system that includes a sensor, a weight sensor, and a tracking system. The sensor is configured to capture a frame of at least a portion of a rack within a global plane for a space. The tracking system is configured to detect a weight increase on the weight sensor and to determine a weight increase amount on the weight sensor. The tracking system is further configured to receive the frame, to determine a pixel location for the first person, and to determine a person is within the predefined zone associated with the rack. The tracking system is further configured to identify the plurality of items in a digital cart associated with the person, to identify an item from the digital cart with an item weight that is closest to the weight increase amount, and to remove the identified item from the digital cart associated with the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: 7-ELEVEN, INC.
    Inventors: Shahmeer Ali Mirza, Sarath Vakacharla, Sailesh Bharathwaaj Krishnamurthy, Deepanjan Paul
  • Patent number: 11341549
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided herein. An example system includes e-commerce circuitry configured to perform a transaction including a promotion and determine at least one purchased promotion of the consumer account, consumer sharing circuitry configured to associate a transaction metric of at least one purchased promotion to a consumer sharing account, group progression circuitry configured to determine a group progress count based on the transaction metric and determine whether the group progress count exceeds a group progress threshold, and consumer sharing circuitry configured to associate at least a portion of the consumer group reward to at least one consumer account in response to the group progress count exceeding the group progress threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: GROUPON, INC.
    Inventors: Thothathri Srinivasan, Sunil Arora, Bhupesh Bansal, Assaf Eisenberg
  • Patent number: 11341551
    Abstract: A method includes a user device computing sending a use request regarding an exchange item to a merchant computing device. The method further includes the merchant computing device sending information representing the use request to a marketplace server. The method further includes the marketplace server identifying a user computing device that is associated with the exchange item. The method further includes the marketplace server generating a use verification code and sending it to the identified user computing device. When the user computing device is the identified user computing device, the method further includes the user computing device receiving the use verification code and sending to the merchant computing device. The method further includes the merchant computing device sending information representing the use verification code to the marketplace server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Raise Marketplace Inc.
    Inventors: David S. McGregor, Frank Zhengfan Yang, Tyler Robert Spalding, Trevor Filter
  • Patent number: 11308535
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for an on-line shopping assistant for in-store shopping. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for managing an on-line shopping assistant for in-store shopping is provided. The method includes locating an in-store shopper in a portion of a store by locating a mobile device registered in a database in association with the in-store shopper. The method also includes receiving a request for data through the mobile device pertaining to at least one item in the store and filtering the requested data based upon the location of the in-store shopper in the portion of the store. Finally, the method includes presenting the filtered data in a display of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Darrell O. Bleakley, Louis M. Demmler, Aditya A. Desai, Michael P. Etgen, Stephen Kenna
  • Patent number: 11301691
    Abstract: An object tracking system that includes a first sensor and a second sensor that are each configured to capture frames of at least a portion of a global plane for a space. The system is configured to identify a pixel location for a marker within a frame from the first sensor and to determine an (x,y) coordinate for the marker using a first homography. The system is further configured to identify a pixel location for a different marker in a frame from the second sensor and to determine an (x,y) coordinate for the marker using a second homography. The system is further configured to determine a distance difference between the computed distance between the (x,y) coordinates and an actual distance. The system is further configured to recompute the first homography and/or the second homography in response to determining that the distance difference exceeds a difference threshold level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: 7-ELEVEN, INC.
    Inventors: Shahmeer Ali Mirza, Sailesh Bharathwaaj Krishnamurthy, Kyle Dalal
  • Patent number: 11301803
    Abstract: A system for inventory and sales process control and display. The improved system for inventory includes a first database with a list of pre-assigned machine-readable code, a second database with a list of items, and a pricing database associated with each of the list of items in the second database. The second database is foreign keyed by machine-readable code number to the first database to associate one or more items listed in the second database with each of the pre-assigned machine-readable code. A query of the first database for a specific pre-assigned machine-readable code generates the associated list of items from the second database for that specific pre-assigned machine-readable code and a price for each of the items in the associated list of items. The system may also include at least one remote user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: ECMD, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Brown, J. Allen Dyer, Sankar Muthuvelayutham
  • Patent number: 11282122
    Abstract: Systems and methods can support tree-based comparisons within a vendor comparison system. A vendor category may be established. Vendors associated with the vendor category may be identified. Capabilities associated with the vendor category may be specified. A capability tree structure may be established representing the relationships within the received capabilities according to a hierarchical structure. Indicators of one or more of the capabilities may be received for one or more of the vendors. The received indicators may be aggregated and organized according to the hierarchical structure associated with the capability tree. The capability tree may be defined and/or refined by the users. Comparison queries comprising indications of a subset of the capability tree for comparison may be received and evaluated. Evaluation results may be provided according to the aggregated indicators within the specified subset of the capability tree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: MY MAVENS LLC
    Inventor: Simon Garrett Lang
  • Patent number: 11282125
    Abstract: A method for providing a real-time purchase recommendation includes receiving customer profile data associated with a customer and authorization request data associated with a request to authorize an attempted purchasing using a financial account associated with the customer. The method includes determining attempted purchase data including an identity of a merchant, a merchant location, and a purchase category associated with the attempted purchase. The method includes generating a sequential purchase recommendation based on the attempted purchase data, wherein the sequential purchase recommendation is a real-time recommendation for one or more goods or services for future purchase sequentially following the attempted purchase. The method further includes transmitting a message including the sequential purchase recommendation to a customer computing device associated with the customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Sandeep Rajagopal, Jennifer Lopez
  • Patent number: 11282131
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and computer-readable storage devices for securely storing, at an electronic device, payment information associated with a payment account, detecting, at the electronic device, a payment operation associated with an application program. In response to the detected payment operation, the method includes determining that an input corresponding to an authorization of a payment transaction has not been locally received at the electronic device within a time period, presenting, in response to the determination, a stimulus indicating that the input corresponding to an authorization of a payment transaction has not been locally received, detecting subsequent to the stimulus presentation an authorization input, the authorization input corresponding to an authorization of a payment transaction, enabling, in response to detecting the authorization input, the payment information to be retrieved and releasing the payment information to the application program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Monticello Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Thomas M. Isaacson, Ryan Connell Durham
  • Patent number: 11276105
    Abstract: A social gift registry provides tools to aid those planning for major milestones in life to engage a network of friends, family, and others in communicating information about the life event, helping to identify and track gifts for the celebrants, and enabling the management of the activities involved in the celebration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Transform SR Brands LLC
    Inventors: Marie Basa Macaisa, Katherine Susan Schneider, Varun Reddy Agasti, Sundaresan Chandrasekaran, Jose David Zayas, Gregory Drogaline, Leena Munjal
  • Patent number: 11276097
    Abstract: The methods and apparatuses described herein generally relate to providing a platform for allowing a website user to select a product for purchase at a non-merchant website. For example, a commerce engine can receive a request to review product information from a non-merchant website, and can translate the request into a format that can be understood by at least one merchant server using at least one type of commerce platform. The commerce engine can send the translated requests to at least one merchant server, and the merchant servers that receive the requests can determine information about the product (e.g., remaining inventory at particular merchants, product price, and/or other product details). The merchant servers can provide this information to the commerce engine, which can send the product information to the non-merchant website. The commerce engine can also facilitate a transaction with the merchant server, based on the product information returned by the non-merchant website.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: PredictSpring, Inc.
    Inventors: Nitin Mangtani, Pranav Wankawala, Alex Martinovic
  • Patent number: 11270372
    Abstract: A method including receiving a plurality of orders comprising one or more items, wherein the server computing device is configured to communicate with a plurality of user devices of a plurality of users associated with a plurality of retail stores. The method also can include batching the plurality of orders into different commodities, and generating a plurality of rebatched orders according to an optimization algorithm. The method additionally can include sorting the one or more items within the plurality of rebatched orders by sequence numbers based on at least a respective volume of each respective one of a number of containers. The method further can include transmitting the one or more items within the plurality of rebatched orders to the plurality of user devices for filling the each respective one of the number of containers with the one or more items within the plurality of rebatched orders. Other embodiments are disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Ashwin Kumar, Ameya Ajay Shendre, Pratosh Deepak Rajkhowa
  • Patent number: 11257145
    Abstract: A method and system create, on a portable electronic device, a real-time graphical view of an in-store product display that pinpoints the location of one or more target products on the product display. The graphical view is generated by capturing merchandise display data, such as a video feed of the in-store product display, and processing the data to detect the one or more target products based on predefined product recognition criteria uniquely associated with the respective target products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew Scott Zises
  • Patent number: 11250493
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, at a social media software module operating on a user device, input from a first user associated with a payment from the first user to a second user, wherein the social media software module provides a social media interaction which enables communication between the first user and the second user, receiving, in connection with use of the social media software module for the social media interaction, a payment authorization from the first user for the payment to the second user and initiating, from the social media software module and based on the payment authorization, a blockchain-based payment from the first user to the second user. This approach incorporates a cryptocurrency wallet into a social media application to reduce friction and enable easy payments between users of the social media application using a cryptocurrency for at least part of the transfer of value from one user to another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Monticello Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Thomas M. Isaacson, Ryan Connell Durham
  • Patent number: 11244408
    Abstract: Example embodiments of the present disclosure include a system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program and a computer-implemented method for providing a native selling platform. In example embodiments, an operating system of a device is configured to share information with other devices and services using native functionalities of the operating system. An indication to share an image of an item is received. A sharing user interface is presented that includes a plurality of services with which the image of the item is sharable. A selection of a publication system from the plurality of services is received. In response, a listing user interface is presented that includes fields for input of parameters used to generate a listing for the item in the image. Parameters and an indication to list the item are received and are shared with the publication system to cause the publication system to create the listing for the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Michael George Lenahan, Ben Mitchell, R J Pittman, Dave Lippman