Patents Examined by Eric W. Stamber
  • Patent number: 10289971
    Abstract: Described herein is a computer implemented method for maintaining a plurality of issues, each issue having an associated rank value, the rank values of the plurality of issues defining an order of the plurality of issues. The method comprises receiving a rank operation request to change the rank of a subject issue; determining relevant issues to the rank operation request; and attempting to acquire locks on each of the relevant issues. In response to successfully acquiring locks on each of the relevant issues a new rank value for the subject issue is calculated and saved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: ATLASSIAN PTY LTD
    Inventors: Mark Lassau, Matt Quail, Nikolay Petrov, Ivo Bosticky, Michael Elias
  • Patent number: 10282686
    Abstract: Described herein is a computer implemented method for maintaining a plurality of issues, each issue having an associated rank value, the rank values of the plurality of issues defining an order of the plurality of issues. The method comprises receiving a rank operation request to change the rank of a subject issue; determining relevant issues to the rank operation request; and attempting to acquire locks on each of the relevant issues. In response to successfully acquiring locks on each of the relevant issues a new rank value for the subject issue is calculated and saved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: ATLASSIAN PTY LTD.
    Inventors: Mark Lassau, Matt Quail, Nikolay Petrov, Ivo Bosticky, Michael Elias
  • Patent number: 10282685
    Abstract: Described herein is a computer implemented method for maintaining a plurality of issues, each issue having an associated rank value, the rank values of the plurality of issues defining an order of the plurality of issues. The method comprises receiving a rank operation request to change the rank of a subject issue; determining relevant issues to the rank operation request; and attempting to acquire locks on each of the relevant issues. In response to successfully acquiring locks on each of the relevant issues a new rank value for the subject issue is calculated and saved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: ATLASSIAN PTY LTD
    Inventors: Mark Lassau, Matt Quail, Nikolay Petrov, Ivo Bosticky, Michael Elias
  • Patent number: 10262331
    Abstract: A method and system for cross-channel shopper behavior analysis. Tracking individual shopper behavior across many retail locations (i.e., across multiple channels) can be extremely valuable for product manufacturers and retails. A configuration of vision sensors and mobile access points can be used to detect and track shoppers as they travel a retail environment, forming a trajectory. The trajectory data can then be associated with Point of Sale data to form a full set of shopper behavior data. The shopper's data can then be aggregated for multiple visits to many retail locations in a geographic area. The aggregated shopper data can be filtered using application-specific criteria for further analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: VideoMining Corporation
    Inventors: Rajeev Sharma, Joonhwa Shin, Youngrock R Yoon, Donghun Kim
  • Patent number: 10255574
    Abstract: Systems and methods for business impact analysis and disaster recovery, wherein the system comprises of an input interface; business function parameters; limiting parameters associated to the said business function parameters; a tracking sub-system; an impact calculator; an operation site; and a disaster recovery site; wherein the said limiting parameters defines the limits of the said business function parameters; and wherein the said business function parameters and the said limiting parameters are entered into the system through the said input interface; and wherein the said entered business function parameters are independently or simultaneously tracked by a tracking sub-system; and wherein on occurrence of a change in business function parameters that cross the limits defined by the said limiting parameters is tracked by the said tracking sub-system and the said impact calculator calculates the impact of the change in the said business function parameters simultaneously in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventors: Prashant Kakade, Sundar B. Raman, Rohil Sharma
  • Patent number: 10248915
    Abstract: A risk profile element is created and associated with a control element within a risk hierarchy associated with an organization. A risk attribute is updated automatically within the risk profile element in response to an event associated with the control element. The updated risk attribute is processed to evaluate risk associated with the control element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Simon N. Foley, Harold B. Moss
  • Patent number: 10235687
    Abstract: The present disclosure extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for generating attribute tables for holding and calculating attributes related to location and distance while a corresponding business plan is in an approval process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Nirup Pothireddy, Bharat Khare, Anand Chinnakannan, Erik Cornelsen
  • Patent number: 10235649
    Abstract: The present disclosure extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for generating attribute tables for holding attributes and a retail data model linking customer attributes to perform analytics on customer behavior that is optimized for the Hadoop platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Raja Marimuthu, Radhakrishnan Gopal, Nandhakumar Namperumal
  • Patent number: 10229375
    Abstract: Computer program products, methods, systems, apparatus, and computing entities are provided for monitoring recurring activities. In one embodiment, activity data, worker data, and location data can be analyzed to identify segments of interest. The identified segments can then be provided for an interface for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: United Parcel Service of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark J. Davidson, Christopher T. Schenken
  • Patent number: 10223659
    Abstract: Disclosed is an approach for analyzing social media conversations related to one or more projects of an enterprise project management system. Integration is provided between a PPM application and an enterprise social networking application. Conversations generated around one or more social objects pertaining to one or more projects of the enterprise project management system are analyzed to estimate a social health of the project on the enterprise social network. The estimated social health is integrated back into the PPM application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yash Babar
  • Patent number: 10217121
    Abstract: Systems and methods to facilitate advising management are provided. A communication connection between an advisor and an advisee may be facilitated. First data captured via an end-user communication device may correspond to one or more sensor inputs. A set of qualification rules that includes a set of criteria for qualifying advisees based at least in part on captured data relating to advisees may be accessed. A first set of information for the first advisee may be derived based at least in part on the first data and the set of qualification rules. The first set of information may include a first characterization of the first advisee. Indication, to a computing device of the advisor, of the first characterization of the first advisee may be caused at a time corresponding to the communication connection between the advisor and the first advisee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: YP LLC
    Inventor: Mehul Jain
  • Patent number: 10217150
    Abstract: An auto repair quote platform may be provided. The platform may allow a user to enter a set of parameters and request quotes from service providers based on those parameters. Service providers may also enter parameters for matching their quotes to a request. The platform may further allow a user to accept a quote and schedule an appointment with the chosen service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Top Brands Tire & Wheel
    Inventors: Boake Sells, William Seltzer, Richard Goodwin, John Szabo, Douglas Masters
  • Patent number: 10192225
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and system for evaluating the cause and effect of advertising and marketing programs using card transaction data. In one embodiment, access is provided to voluminous card-holder transaction data detailing accurate-to-the-penny transaction amounts, twenty-four hour active customers, and a multi-year transaction history per customer. Furthermore, such data is captured in real-time, and due to the sample size, can provide granular, statistically significant information at a local level for client and merchant coverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Citicorp Credit Services, Inc. (USA)
    Inventors: Alan B. Newman, Noor A. Menai
  • Patent number: 10152726
    Abstract: A computer determines an RFM score for each of a plurality of contacts, each RFM value comprising a recency value, a frequency value and a monetary value respectively based on assigning recency values, frequency values, and monetary values of the plurality of contacts to a bin of a group of bins. The computer generates trend factors, based on patterns of sequences of transaction information and timestamps of each transaction for each contact of the plurality of contacts. The computer generates a trend factor, based on the patterns generated for each of the plurality of transactions for each contact of the plurality of contacts, and assigns contacts to generated increasing trend factor bins or decreasing trend factor bins based on applying the trend factor value to at least one of the recency score, the frequency score, and the monetary score, for each contact of the plurality of contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Mohit Sewak
  • Patent number: 10134085
    Abstract: A bidding system for a mobile device includes a database module for selecting a target audience including a plurality of registered customers to deliver content, a streaming module connected to the database module for serving content to the plurality of registered customers, and a priority module connected to the streaming module for implementing a content delivery schedule. The database module assists a user in identifying a product or service to offer to the plurality of registered customers, assists the user in matching the product or service to the selected plurality of registered customers, and assists the user in designating an auction parameter applicable to the product or service offered. The streaming module delivers an auction notification to a registered customer via the mobile device. The registered customer enables the delivery of a content program including auction data to the mobile device according to a schedule implemented by the priority module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventors: David A. Hurowitz, Gregory F. Welteroth
  • Patent number: 10124345
    Abstract: Methods of use of a portable mining apparatus in qualifying a mining site are disclosed. One method includes positioning a portable mining apparatus at a mining site, and providing raw mining material to the portable mining apparatus. The portable mining apparatus is configured to extract a classified material from the raw mining material. The method includes, based on success in extracting classified material, evaluating the feasibility of the mining site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Mineworx Technologies, Ltd.
    Inventors: Duane Nelson, James Anderson
  • Patent number: 8429015
    Abstract: The illustrative embodiments provide a computer implemented method, an apparatus, and a computer usable program product for varying the amount of received advertising content. A content editor provides a portion of a plurality of levels of advertising to a user, wherein the portion of the plurality of levels indicates an amount of advertising content to be received by the user. Responsive to receiving a user input selecting the portion of the plurality of levels, the content editor inserts the amount of advertising content into a media content to form a modified media content, wherein the amount of advertising content corresponds to the portion of the plurality of levels selected by the user. The content editor then transmits the modified media content to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions Holdings Corporation
    Inventors: Phuc Ky Do, Justin Monroe Pierce
  • Patent number: 8315907
    Abstract: The specification describes a method for realizing revenue streams for computer manufacturers apart from hardware sales. More particularly, the specification discloses a method where personal computers are configured such that each user has an individual login capability, and each user may experience a different desktop theme and related overall customization. The end-user may select a particular theme, and each theme is based on the goods and/or services of a sponsor of that theme. The computer manufacturer realizes revenue initially for enabling the end -user to select particular themes, but also realizes a revenue for end-users selecting themes. Further, the specification discloses a method where computer manufacturers realize revenue by generation of internet traffic to, and electronic-commerce on, a sponsor's internet sites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Monica J. Shaughnessy, Mark J. Altendorf, Arthur M. Saxby, Gaurav Sood
  • Patent number: 8249928
    Abstract: In addition to standard product labels, incentive labels are printed and provided to customers when an item is identified to and weighed by a scale/label printer located in a store by accessing an incentive database to determine the existence and nature of any incentive. One or more display devices may be used in connection with providing incentives, including enabling a customer to select from among a number of incentives displayed. An incentive label construction may be provided with desirable folding features. Certain incentives may be of a graduated/progressive type to invite larger purchases by customers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Valassis In-Store Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Schuller, Robert J. Weisz, Nigel G. Mills
  • Patent number: 8234164
    Abstract: Accordingly some embodiments, a merchant server receives an indication of acceptance by a customer of an offer for a subsidy from a second merchant of a purchase of at least one item from a first merchant. The customer agrees to participate in an additional transaction with the second merchant in exchange for having the subsidy applied against the purchase from the first merchant. In one embodiment, after selling the at least one item to the customer, the merchant server determines that the customer did not participate in an additional transaction with the second merchant as the customer agreed to, and assesses a penalty against the customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Walker Digital, LLC
    Inventors: Jay S. Walker, Daniel E. Tedesco, John M. Packes, Jr., James A. Jorasch, Jr.