Patents Examined by Chrystina E Zelaskiewicz
  • Patent number: 11455648
    Abstract: An incentive program manager is provided for administering an incentive program encouraging public transport usage. The incentive program manager includes a processor, a memory including computer program code, and an input port. The input port is configured to receive an indication of usage of a public transport facility by a participant registered with the incentive program and an indication of usage of a private transport facility registered with the incentive program and owned by the participant. The memory and the computer program code are configured to, with the processor, cause the incentive program manager to: determine a reward to the participant for the usage of the public transport facility and a penalty for the usage of the private transport facility; provide data indicative of the determined reward and the determined penalty; and update a balance in a member account with the determined reward and the determined penalty.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Inventors: Ashutosh Sharan, Panchsheel Mittal
  • Patent number: 11451540
    Abstract: A method, of authenticating a user with a service and a server having means to enable a user to be authenticated with a service. The method having the steps of, the user requesting a session with the service on a first device. The server requesting a unique code from a host server, the host server generating the unique code, associating it with a session-identifier. The session-identifier containing information relating to the code request. The host server then sending the unique code, which does not contain the session-identifier, to the service. The server then optically presents the unique code to the user on a display of the first device. The code is then acquired by a verification application running on a second device. Optionally the first device and the second device may be the same device. The second device is previously registered with the host server. The verification application sends the unique code, and device-identifying information of the second device, to the host server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Inventor: Martin Hooley
  • Patent number: 11430017
    Abstract: A method of serving Real Time Bidding (RTB) requests received from client devices at a network edge node, comprising an edge node located at an edge of a network serving one or more client devices for obtaining a dataset associating each of a plurality of cached ADs stored in edge storage device(s) locally accessible to the edge node with one or more user attributes, receiving, from the client device(s), RTB request(s) for impression(s) in AD placement(s) presented by the client device(s) to respective user(s), each RTB request comprising user attribute(s) of the respective user, serving in response to each RTB request, to the respective client device, one of the cached ADs associated with the user attribute(s) of the respective RTB request or forwarding the respective RTB request to an RTB server when none of the cached ADs is associated with the user attribute(s) of the respective RTB request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Inventors: Eran Yosef Paran, Shmuel Ur
  • Patent number: 11397960
    Abstract: An example operation may include one or more of creating a smart contract with a conditional result distribution schedule for one or more referral events performed by account profiles associated with approved sites, storing the smart contract in a blockchain, identifying the one or more referral events being performed on the one or more approved sites, and storing the one or more referral events in the blockchain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jin Zhang, June-Ray Lin, Ju Ling Liu, Nan Chen, Li Bo Zhang
  • Patent number: 11373195
    Abstract: Systems and methods for targeted advertising are described. The method may include receiving information regarding a future event. The information may include a time and a user identification. Receiving local additional information regarding the user from the one or more databases; requesting third party additional information regarding the user from one or more third party databases; accessing advertiser information from the one or more databases; selecting one or more advertisements based on the advertiser information, information regarding the future event, the local additional information, and the third party additional information; creating a communication template for the one or more selected advertisers; and sending the communication template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventors: W. Jeffrey Butler, Gregory A. Pater
  • Patent number: 11348143
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products to transmit, by a web browser to a web server, a hypertext transfer protocol request for a web page at a first uniform resource identifier (URI). The web browser may receive, from the web server via, the web page and metadata of a plurality of candidate advertisements, the plurality of candidate advertisements determined based on a master machine learning (ML) model. A client ML model executing in the web browser may process the received metadata, the client ML model trained based on prior interactions between one or more users of the web browser and a plurality of previously displayed advertisements. The client ML model may determine based on the processing, a first candidate advertisement of the plurality of candidate advertisements to display in the web browser with the received web page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Louis Watson, Galen Rafferty, Austin Grant Walters, Jeremy Edward Goodsitt, Anh Truong, Vincent Pham
  • Patent number: 11216841
    Abstract: A real-time messaging platform allows advertiser accounts to pay to insert candidate messages into the message streams requested by account holders. To accommodate multiple advertisers, the messaging platform controls an auction process that determines which candidate messages are selected for inclusion in a requested account holder's message stream. Selection is based on a bid for the candidate message, the message stream that is requested, and a variety of other factors that vary depending upon the implementation. The process for selection of candidate messages generally includes the following steps, though any given step may be omitted or combined into another step in a different implementation: targeting, filtering, prediction, ranking, and selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Reid Andersen, Utkarsh Srivastava, Kumar Chellapilla
  • Patent number: 11202962
    Abstract: An advertisement that has been watched by a friend but has not been watched by a target player is controlled to be displayed at a timing satisfying a timing condition defining a timing at which the advertisement is displayed, in a game played by the target player. At that time, information indicating that the advertisement has been watched by the friend is also controlled to be displayed. A reward for watching the advertisement is given to the target player. The reward changes in accordance with the number of the friends who have watched the advertisement and a friendship level of the friend. The target player is further notified that the advertisement has been watched by the friend, and thus the reward has changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Akio Onda, Daisuke Omori, Makoto Kikuchi, Yuki Matsuba, Masayuki Oda, Tatsuya Shioiri
  • Patent number: 11205200
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and media for detecting advertisements with advertising cues are provided. In some embodiments, a method for detecting advertisements is provided, the method comprising: receiving an advertisement request from a web browser loading a web page; selecting an advertisement from a plurality of advertisements to be placed on the web page in response to receiving the advertisement request; loading an event listener associated with the advertisement that receives advertisement information associated with other advertisements on the web page; and transmitting advertisement information associated with the advertisement to frames on the web page, wherein the event listener receives responses to the advertisement information that includes the advertisement information associated with the other advertisements on the web page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Integral Ad Science, Inc.
    Inventors: Micah Freedman, Moshe Silberman
  • Patent number: 11170407
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed toward systems and methods for generating an un-subscription model and predicting whether a potential customer will un-subscribe from receiving electronic marketing content from a marketing source. For example, systems and methods described herein involve generating a prediction un-subscription model that predicts whether a potential customer is prone to un-subscribe from receiving future communications about a product or merchant in response to receiving a communication for the product or merchant. The systems and methods further involve determining an appropriate action to take with regard to a potential customer based on whether the potential customer is prone to un-subscribe from receiving future communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventors: Moumita Sinha, Kandarp Sunil Khandwala, Harvineet Singh, Dharwar Prasanna Kumar Tejas
  • Patent number: 11127010
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a communication module configured to communicate with an external device, a biometric authentication module configured to perform biometric authentication, and a processor. The processor is configured to obtain biometric information of a user of the electronic device if a payment request is received, perform biometric authentication using the biometric information, send information associated with the biometric authentication to a first server located outside the electronic device, receive a session key, corresponding to the biometric authentication, from a second server located outside the electronic device, and send the session key and a payment token request to a third server located outside the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Boo Hyun Cho, Moon Soo Chang
  • Patent number: 11120457
    Abstract: A contact management suppression rules system is described. A centralized enterprise database stores suppression rules of an enterprise, where each suppression rule includes logic to prevent communication of marketing content to contacts satisfying parameters of the respective suppression rule. A suppression rules manager causes display of a real-time listing of the suppression rules in a graphical user interface displayed by at least one enterprise device, and receives, from the at least one enterprise device, a modification request to modify a parameter of a suppression rule. The modification request is initiated based on user input to the graphical user interface. The suppression rules stored in the centralized enterprise database are updated with the modified parameter of the suppression rule. Distribution of marketing content for a marketing campaign is controlled by preventing communication of the marketing content to contacts based on the updated suppression rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Rina Sharma, Harminder Saini, Warren Weilun Lee
  • Patent number: 11107052
    Abstract: The disclosed merchant server initiates a verification process in response to receiving an account identifier for an account in response to a payment selection by an account holder. In response to confirming enrollment of the account in a verification service, the merchant server receives an access point (e.g., a uniform resource locator (URL), API, etc.) and presents an offer interface corresponding to the access point. The offer interface includes a value added offer based on a profile of the account. The merchant server receives a credential and an acceptance indicator in response to the account holder accepting the value added offer. The merchant server may send an authorization request to a transaction authorization system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas L. Bethke, II, Danielle R. Cloud
  • Patent number: 11080732
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein for providing a user interface representing differences between segments of end users. The systems and methods receive user input on a user interface identifying a first segment, the first segment being a subset of the end users having a particular characteristic, determine differences between the first segment and a second segment, and represent, on the user interface, the differences between the first segment and the second segment based on relative significances of the differences. The marketer using the user interface is able to quickly and easily identify the metrics, dimensions, and/or relationships to other segments that most distinguish the compared segments from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventors: Trevor Paulsen, Craig Mathis, Nikolaos Vlassis, Branislav Kveton, Kristopher Paries, Ivan Andrus, Hung Bui, Michael Rimer
  • Patent number: 11074617
    Abstract: A system and method to communicate individualized/customized messages to a vehicle based on the location of the vehicle, operation statuses the vehicle, and/or mobile devices of occupants of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Ajit Vilasrao Patil, Santosh Lachhman Achhra, Martin Enriquez, Sukalyan Chakraborty, Varun Sharma, Satyanarayan Belur, Diane C. Salmon, Michael Lemberger, Kelvan Howard
  • Patent number: 11068383
    Abstract: A service oriented architecture (SOA) infrastructure is provided for business process verification and systems integrated testing. The system includes one or more primary agents each dedicated to detecting a particular business process. The system further includes one or more action agents each configured to provide a verification function for the particular business process. Additionally, the system includes a service manager configured to provide context look-up services for the one or more primary agents to determine which action agent of the one or more action agents is responsible for a particular verification function of the particular business process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventors: Stephen M. Davis, Philip T. Ho, Rakesh K. Parimi
  • Patent number: 11049155
    Abstract: A system and method for use in presenting information relevant to a product catalog. The system receives a search request and presents to a user in a two-dimensional format a plurality of iconic images each representative of a page of a product catalog. Each of the iconic images is activatable to cause a display of an image of the page of the product catalog represented by the iconic image. One or more of the presented plurality of iconic images that are linked to a page of the product catalog having a product responsive to the search request are highlighted to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: W.W. Grainger, Inc.
    Inventor: Geoffry A. Westphal
  • Patent number: 11042910
    Abstract: Systems and methods for processing automated message exchanges using artificial intelligence are providing. In some embodiments, a message is generated by populating variable fields within a message template with corresponding data from a knowledge set and/or a lead data set. Lead data is the data known about the intended recipient of the message, whereas the knowledge set is contextual knowledge useful for the artificial intelligence. Once the message has been generated, the system waits for a response from the lead. Once the response is received, the AI algorithms may categorize the response and generate a corresponding confidence value for the categorization. The categorization and confidence level are utilized to determine which subsequent action the system takes. The actions consist of sending a follow-up message, a subsequent message in the series, requesting user input, or discontinuing messaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: CONVERSICA, INC.
    Inventor: Benjamin P. Brigham
  • Patent number: 11037191
    Abstract: A method for real-time measurement of campaign effectiveness includes: storing device profiles, each including a hashed device identifier, geographic location, and transaction entries including a transaction date and transaction data; receiving a data request including a start date, end date, merchant identifier, a plurality of device identifiers, and, for each device identifier, a category identifier of a set of category identifiers; generating a hashed identifier for each of the device identifiers; identifying, a device profile for each hashed device identifier; calculating purchase behaviors for each category based on transaction data in transaction data entries that include a transaction date between the start date and end date that are included in each identified device profile that is associated with the respective category and includes a geographic location corresponding to the merchant identifier; and transmitting at least one of: the calculated purchase behaviors and one or more metrics based thereon
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventors: Todd Christian Lowenberg, Serge Bernard, Adam Michael Granoff, Rohit Chauhan
  • Patent number: 11030597
    Abstract: A method of managing franchises using a credit-card payment system is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventor: Hee Soo Hur