Patents Examined by Darnell A Pouncil
  • Patent number: 11574331
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a user of a client device may selectively share personal data with web companies. The personal data may be shared directly via transmission by the client device to the web companies. Alternatively, the personal data may be shared with the web companies via a personal data sharing system that collects and maintains personal data associated with users. The personal data sharing system may reward the user for sharing their personal data with the web companies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: YAHOO ASSETS LLC
    Inventors: Richard Allinson, Annamalai Muruganathan, Matthew Jones
  • Patent number: 11562404
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for executing an online auction of diverse online advertisements. One method includes receiving inventory information for serving ads on a publisher web page, the inventory information including at least a first ad configuration different from a second ad configuration, each of the first and second ad configurations defining one or both of an ad size and an ad attribute; receiving or generating a plurality of ad bids to serve ads in the first ad configuration and to serve ads in the second ad configuration; and awarding impressions to one or both of the bids to serve ads in the first ad configuration and the second ad configuration, in a proportion based at least in part on a revenue amount associated with the bids to serve ads in the first ad configuration and bids to serve ads in the second ad configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Yahoo Ad Tech LLC
    Inventor: Seth Mitchell Demsey
  • Patent number: 11556957
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium to increase product usage. In some examples, a request to assign a task to a selected user is received. The selected user as a non-user of the task service. In response, task information and an identification of the task service is appended to an electronic document. Once the selected user has subscribed to the task service, the selected user is assigned to the task within the task service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: BOXER, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew Eye, Adam Cianfichi
  • Patent number: 11544750
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer-readable storage medium, and including a method for publishing content. The method comprises identifying a content item for publication. The method further comprises identifying one or more reviews associated with content included in the content item. The method further comprises evaluating a review including determining a rating for the content where determining the rating includes normalizing the rating to a first scale. The method further comprises extracting one or more relevant phrases from the review. The method further comprises publishing the content item along with a normalized rating and the one or more phrases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventor: Aaron N. Rothman
  • Patent number: 11521225
    Abstract: A system and method for generating loans is provided. The system and method of the present disclosure are generally designed to encourage previous and current customers of a financial institution to use the services provided by the financial institution as well as attract new customers to the financial institution. The system generally comprises a computing entity, a processor operably connected to said computing entity via a network, a server operably connected to the processor via the network, and a non-transitory computer-readable medium having instructions stored thereon, wherein said instructions include multiple user interfaces. The user interfaces allow customers to research vehicles in which they may buy. The system also provides users with information about vehicle financing as well as providing financial institutions with information they may use to promote their services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Centergy Consulting, LLC
    Inventors: Edward J. Bourgeois, Gabriel DeRepentigny
  • Patent number: 11521244
    Abstract: An information providing device acquires a keyword specified from a page on which an advertisement display area used for displaying an advertisement is arranged, selects advertisements corresponding to the keyword from a storing means storing information of each of a plurality of advertisements as display target candidates, and specifies a display target advertisement to be displayed in the advertisement display area of the page from among the display target candidates. Then, the information providing device, in a case where the display target candidate that is not specified among the display target candidates of a same advertiser as that of the specified display target advertisement satisfies a predetermined condition, determines the display target candidate and the display target advertisement as display target advertisements to be displayed in the advertisement display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Rakuten Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenji Sugiura
  • Patent number: 11508272
    Abstract: Described is a display system for a vehicle. The display system uses one or more active displays integrated into a new vehicle or coupled as an aftermarket product in an existing vehicle. The new vehicle with integrated displays of the system may be provided to a purchaser for a reduced cost for participation in the advertisement system. The system operates to provide nearby vehicle occupants, pedestrians, or others with advertisement and/or emergency messages using the displays. The display system can show advertising messages or emergency messages on the active displays that are relevant to the location of the vehicle. The system may operate to prioritize the advertisement messages or emergency messages that will be displayed based on determinations made by a server of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Inventor: Charles Isgar
  • Patent number: 11501323
    Abstract: A method implemented on an electronic computing device includes identifying a user of an augmented reality (AR) device. Profile information is obtained for the user based on the identity of the user. An interactive game is activated on the AR device. The interactive game is tailored to the user based on the profile information. One or more rewards are provided to the user for implementing aspects of the interactive game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.
    Inventors: Christin Holt Aquilla, Kourtney Eidam
  • Patent number: 11475472
    Abstract: A management device includes: an application manager that manages a set of application-related information related to target applications subject to management. A first information acquisitor acquires a first information transmitted from a terminal in response to that any target application included in the target applications executed by the terminal. A first information notifier transmits, to the terminal, a second information upon receipt of a request based on a first target application executed by the terminal. A second information indicates at least one target application for which the first information has not been acquired from the terminal by the first information acquisitor. A reward processor performs a reward-granting process, based on that a second target application, included in the at least one target application which is indicated by the second information transmitted by the first information notifier, has been executed by the terminal or has become executable by the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventors: Yoko Nakai, Daisuke Sato, Shinsaku Inukai, Masato Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 11468470
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to systems and methods for attributing online advertising campaigns to in-store purchases. In particular embodiments, the system is configured for: 1) receiving and optimizing advertising campaign information; 2) uploading the optimized advertising campaign information to an advertising platform; 3) capturing customer data based on pixel and cookie interaction, including data regarding the advertising campaign; 4) receiving customer identifying information; 5) matching the customer identifying information to the captured customer data; and 6) matching the customer identifying information to in-store purchases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Force Events and Direct Marketing, LLC
    Inventors: John Fitzpatrick, Randy Sieger, Alex Appolloni
  • Patent number: 11436592
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for notifying providers associated with virtual wallets that the virtual wallets are default virtual wallets for consumers and/or communication devices. One exemplary method includes receiving, at a wallet platform, a request, from a wallet provider associated with a virtual wallet, for confirmation that the virtual wallet is a default virtual wallet at a communication device, determining, by the wallet platform, whether the virtual wallet is the default virtual wallet at the communication device, and providing, by the wallet platform, a notification to the wallet provider. In connection therewith, the notification indicates whether or not the virtual wallet is the default virtual wallet at the communication device, thereby permitting the wallet provider to incentivize a consumer associated with the communication device to select the virtual wallet as the default virtual wallet when the virtual wallet is not the default virtual wallet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Inventors: Nitin Shrivastava, Joseph Damon Hayes
  • Patent number: 11392995
    Abstract: Efficient translation and load balancing of bid requests is disclosed. For example, a first network interface receives a notice from a publisher and triggering a first interrupt on a first processor. The first processor processes the first interrupt and provides the notice to a notice queue. A request translator executing on a distinct second processor translates the notice into a request. A request router sends the request to an advertiser through a selected network interface, which receives a first response triggering a second interrupt on a third processor. The second processor processes the second interrupt and provides the first response to a response queue. A response translator executing on the second processor translates the first response into an offer, which is sent to the publisher through the first network interface. Meanwhile, a second network interface triggers a third interrupt on a fourth processor after receiving a second response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: ENGINE MEDIA, LLC
    Inventors: Louis Clayton Ashner, Michael Zacharski
  • Patent number: 11379882
    Abstract: A system and method for selecting advertisements is disclosed. In example embodiments, a method includes submitting an offer to display an advertisement at a remote device, receiving one or more advertising bids, each bid indicating an advertisement and comprising bid amount, selecting a bid from the one or more advertising bids that results in a highest product, the highest product calculated by multiplying an estimated conversion rate for the advertisement indicated by the bid with the bid amount of the bid, and transmitting the advertisement indicated by the bid to the remote device for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Son, Brian Hendriks
  • Patent number: 11328323
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for associating a plurality of Internet-enabled devices with a common user profile for targeting Internet content or advertising. One method includes: receiving, from a plurality of Internet-enabled devices, a plurality of requests for electronic content or advertising; extracting, from each of the plurality of requests, a source IP address and a unique identifier associated with the respective Internet-enabled device; for each source IP address for which requests were received over a predetermined time period from a number of Internet-enabled devices below a threshold number of devices, identifying each possible pair of devices from which requests were received; and for each possible pair of devices, calculating a probability that the pair of devices are owned or operated by a common user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Yahoo Ad Tech LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas P. Miller, Simon D. Edwards, Alan J. Milford, Denys P. Kim, Bart W. R. Schelfhout
  • Patent number: 11308519
    Abstract: A housing provided with an advertisement display is mounted on a vehicle or a user's article or a user's body; a local communication unit or the like is provided in the housing; and the local communication unit, the mobile terminal are wirelessly connected to each other and the GPS is activated, and the mobile terminal transmits transmission and reception information and location and speed information to the server when the mobile terminal in possession of the user approaches the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventor: Jonghyun Ryu
  • Patent number: 11250476
    Abstract: Dynamic header bidding configuration is disclosed. For example, ad slot entries associated with ad slots in a web content, further associated with ad identifiers and ad sizes are received. Header bidding partners associated with an ad slot entry are received, each partner associated with a parameter. The partners, parameters, ad slot entries, ad identifiers, and ad sizes are recorded as a configuration associated with the web content. A script associated with the configuration, further associated with a page of the web content including an ad slot associated with the ad slot entry is generated. The configuration is sent to a client device that invokes the script by loading the first page, and an ad from a partner is displayed in an ad impression of the ad slot on the client device based on a response to a notice sent to at least two partners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: ENGINE MEDIA, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Zacharski, Alex E. Cook
  • Patent number: 11244336
    Abstract: A device may receive, from a user device, credentials for a transaction account associated with a user. The device may provide, to a merchant device, authorization information enabling access to an indication of an incentive status associated with the user and the transaction account, wherein the incentive status indicates whether an incentive is available for the user. The device may receive, from the merchant device, an incentive status request including the authorization information. The device may determine that the authorization information is valid and is associated with the transaction account. The device may determine a current incentive status for the incentive, wherein the current incentive status is based on a satisfaction of a condition associated with the transaction account. The device may provide, to the merchant device, the indication of the current incentive status for the incentive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Abdelkader M'Hamed Benkreira, Michael Mossoba, Joshua Edwards, Matthew Carson
  • Patent number: 11238495
    Abstract: A system and method for providing a customized user experience is presented. A system can include one or more processing modules and one more non-transitory storage modules. The usage history of a user can be tracked at an eCommerce retailer. Static information about the user can also be tracked. Thereafter, using the usage history, the static information, and the available promotions of the retailer, a probability of conversion can be calculated for each promotion. Thereafter, the promotion being displayed to the user can be based on the probability of conversion. Other embodiments are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Inventors: Kannan Achan, Venkata Syam Prakash Rapaka, Jeremy King
  • Patent number: 11238486
    Abstract: A device may determine a multi-customer offer, wherein the multi-customer offer identifies a threshold quantity of customers of the multi-customer offer to allow access to the multi-customer offer. The device may receive one or more requests to accept the multi-customer offer, wherein a request, of the one or more requests, is associated with a customer device of the one or more customer devices. The device may determine, based on a quantity of requests of the one or more requests, that the threshold quantity of customers is not satisfied. The device may identify, based on the threshold quantity of customers not being satisfied, one or more candidate customer devices having a likelihood of requesting to accept the multi-customer offer, wherein the one or more candidate customer devices are associated with respective users that are the potential customers, and wherein the likelihood satisfies a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Mossoba, Tyler Maiman, Ljubica Chatman, Joshua Edwards, Abdelkader M'Hamed Benkreira
  • Patent number: 11238480
    Abstract: Technology for rewarding affiliates is provided. In one example, a method may include determining a physical location of a computing device. A purchase intent from the computing device while at the physical location may be identified. An affiliate associated with the physical location may be rewarded for the purchase intent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Daryn Edward Nakhuda, Siddharth Vivek Joshi, Vishal Bethur Sathyamurthy, Scott Kerns Windsor