Patents Examined by Ethan D Civan
  • Patent number: 10354302
    Abstract: Fashion advice is easily and readily made available using a fashion application or “tool”. The advice may be based on stored images of a user's wardrobe and/or from images retrieved from clothing retailers. The advice may be communicated to the user via one or more fashion avatars, or by a linked fashion consultant or through the users involvement in virtual fashion shows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventor: Joreida Eugenia Torres
  • Patent number: 10354306
    Abstract: A method and system for providing account recommendations is disclosed. A server system stores sales data for a first member, wherein sales data includes profile information for one or more individual customers. The server system analyzes the profile information for one or more of the individual customers to identify one attributes associated with the customers. The server system determines one or more additional members with member profiles that include the one or more identified attributes. For a respective additional member in the at least one of the determined additional members the server system determines, based on stored information about the respective additional member, an respective organization associated with the at least one determined additional member; and selects the respective organization as an account recommendation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Abhishek Gupta, Anmol Bhasin, Sachin Rekhi, Annabel Fang Liu, Angela Yoonjeong Yang
  • Patent number: 10346893
    Abstract: Machine learning-based approaches are used to identify complementary sets of items, such as articles of clothing and accessories that “match,” and suggest items that would complement a given item of interest. A simulated representation of how the item of interest and the identified complementary items would look together is then generated. For example, given a particular piece of clothing or other apparel item of interest, additional items that complement the item of interest can be identified and suggested to a potential purchaser of the item. Additionally, a three-dimensional (3D) or pseudo-3D representation of a human body can be generated to model the apparel item of interest and the identified complementary apparel items to give the user an idea of how the suggested outfit would look on a user. The representation can be modified to more closely resemble a particular user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: A9.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Lixin Duan, Rahul Bhotika, Song Cao
  • Patent number: 10339578
    Abstract: A method for a user to initiate communication with a plurality of suppliers over a network of computers comprising the steps of: providing a supplier communication initiating Web site where the user initiates communication with more than one of a plurality of user selected suppliers of a good or service wherein the supplier communication initiating Web site comprises a supplier selector portion and an information input portion and wherein the information input portion contains information requesting fields requesting information about the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Meiresonne
  • Patent number: 10339577
    Abstract: A technology for a streaming data marketplace is provided. In one example, a method may include requesting to receive a first stream of data from a first source via the streaming data marketplace. The first stream of data may be received and then correlated and combined with data from a second source as a combined stream to increase a utility of the first stream of data. The data from the second source may be a different type of data than the first stream of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Charles Stickle, Dorothy Copeland
  • Patent number: 10339598
    Abstract: An electronic device including a computing system is provided. The computing system includes a memory and at least one processor. The computing system is configured to receive a selection of one or more preferences for wearable articles. The computing system is also configured to receive a selection of a first wearable article of a first article type displayed on a display screen. The computing system is further configured to identify one or more additional wearable articles each having a different article type from the first article type. In addition, the computing system is configured to generate for display on the display screen a second wearable article of a second article type from the one or more additional wearable articles based on at least one preference of the one or more preferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: AMY'S CLOSET, LLC
    Inventors: Amy Kathryn Karpan, Walter Franklin Coppersmith, III, Quoc Vong Tran
  • Patent number: 10332165
    Abstract: The present invention provides a computer-implemented method to order ahead with a mobile device. A user network device receives an input of an order from a user; communicates the order to a merchant network device; receives a preparation time for one or more components of the order; determines a location of the user device; monitors a projected time of arrival at the merchant based on the location of the user device; compares the projected time of arrival with the component preparation time; and notifies the merchant to begin preparation of at least one of the components in response to a determination that the projected time of arrival equals the preparation time of one or more components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Robert Kim, Ray Reddy
  • Patent number: 10332175
    Abstract: A compatibility guidance method for a universal automotive accessory for an online marketplace provides a combination of make, model and year of a vehicle for customer to confirm particular universal automotive accessory's compatibility with given combination of vehicle during online shopping. By this process of providing compatibility guidance from premeasured data of vehicles saves a customer hassle of measuring and checking compatibility themselves. For in store purchases a potential customer can be directed to a webpage where the potential customer can find compatibility guidance for a universal automotive accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: Rohan Vishnubhai Patel
  • Patent number: 10332172
    Abstract: A method and system for providing lead recommendations are disclosed. A server system stores profile information for a plurality of members of a server system. The server system then analyzes the stored profile information to identify one or more potential sales lead recommendations for a first member of the server system. The server system then ranks the one or more identified potential sales lead recommendations. The server system selects one or more of the identified sales lead recommendations and transmits the selected one or more identified sales lead recommendations to a client device associated with the first member of the server system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Abhishek Gupta, Zang Li, Anmol Bhasin, Sachin Rekhi, Annabel Fang Liu, Angela Yoonjeong Yang
  • Patent number: 10325303
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to systems and methods for providing product information. The present invention implements a system for defining product variations and assigning references to them at the point of sale or delivery. The present invention is unique in allowing a seller to assign or modify a reference associated with such a bar code or similar device at the point of sale or delivery, thereby changing the information delivered to the buyer based on details about the specific unit sold, the circumstances of the transaction, or the identity of the buyer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: GeoPRI, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew Hodges
  • Patent number: 10311409
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are disclosed that detect and interpret the meaning of visual and/or audio indicators of devices, and provide information, solutions to potential malfunctions, and/or automatic ordering of consumable products to users. For example, sequences of visual indicators (such as LEDs) and/or audio indicators (such as speakers that output beeps) generated by home electronics and other devices may be monitored using an image capture component (such as a camera) or audio capture component (such as a microphone), and the sequences may be interpreted to provide users with information of what is wrong with a device, how to fix a device, purchase a new device, offer repair services, etc. The systems and methods may also provide users with notifications relating to such indicators when the user is away from home.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ilya Vladimirovich Brailovskiy, Paul Berenberg
  • Patent number: 10296939
    Abstract: A method is provided for determining a website user behavioral portrait based on navigation on the website and dynamically reconfiguring web pages based on those portraits. In accordance with the method, data relating to the progress of a user through a website is recorded, and an ongoing behavioral portrait of the user is built based on the data. The portrait is then used to dynamically reconfigure web content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: III HOLDINGS 4, LLC
    Inventors: William Charles Minnis, Mark Nagaitis, Trevor Pokorney, Richard Cowin, Brian Gugliemetti, Steven Miers, Eric Schank
  • Patent number: 10296952
    Abstract: In some examples, a marketplace system receives information from multiple service providers as part of onboarding of the multiple service providers with the marketplace system. Responsive to the onboarding, a cloud service created by the respective service provider is synchronized with the marketplace system. A marketplace catalog is linked with catalogs of the service providers, the linking including aggregating content of the catalogs into the marketplace catalog. Responsive to a request from a requester received through a portal of the marketplace system, at least one cloud service is identified using the marketplace catalog based on at least one search criterion of the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Prashant Gupte, Stephane Herman Maes, Ivan Pasqualini
  • Patent number: 10296969
    Abstract: A sales person at a retail store which traditionally does not sell paint assists a consumer in selecting and purchasing a non-paint product and thereafter employs a computer terminal and display in conjunction with a website operated by a paint manufacturer to provide a paint color recommendation to the consumer. The sales person may thereafter respond to consumer selection of a particular paint color by employing an on-line electronic ordering tool to transmit a paint order to an order processing terminal located at a paint manufacturer facility. Thereafter, the paint manufacturer may proceed to process the order, perform tinting and shaking steps to formulate paint of the particular color, package the tinted paint, and cause the packaged paint to be shipped to the consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Behr Process Corporation
    Inventors: Leonard Ludovic Hamacher, Sunil Palakodati, Jill Dawn Ehnes, Nicholas Robert Thompson, Jr., Miles Anthony Poole
  • Patent number: 10290030
    Abstract: A virtual space is provided to users via client computing devices where the user cost associated with purchasable virtual items may be adjusted. A game shop interface may be presented to users, comprising offers to purchase sets of one or more virtual items to the user. The associated user cost for the one or more sets of virtual items may be adjusted based upon a determination that the rate of purchase of and/or the revenue generated from the virtual items is more than a specified threshold from the average rate of purchase and/or average revenue generation rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: ELECTRONIC ARTS INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Curtis, Kellen Christopher Smalley, Christopher Pitz, Michael C. Caldarone
  • Patent number: 10282776
    Abstract: Provided are an user equipment for recognizing an object and displaying a database matching result, a control method thereof, and a non-transitory computer readable storage medium having a computer program recorded thereon. That is, the present invention provides assistance on a purchase decision-making of a user by sensing an object as quickly as possible and providing information about the object to the user, and also improves convenience of the user through integrated UX.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SK PLANET CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eun Byul Jo, Hyoung Seok Kim, Sung Bin Kim, Hwan Won Choi, Tae Yong Kim
  • Patent number: 10282731
    Abstract: The present invention includes acquiring purchase history information related to a product purchased by a user, from a storage means that stores the purchase history information (S2), generating and acquiring an image object indicating a display mode which changes in response to purchase history information (S3), generating a web page which displays the image object, and transmitting the web page to a terminal device through a network and displaying the web page (S5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventors: Soh Masuko, Hiroshi Abe
  • Patent number: 10235705
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and products are disclosed for enhancing a shopping experience that include: determining, by a self-checkout terminal, that a shopper invoked a help event; selecting, by the self-checkout terminal in dependence upon the help event, a shopper assistant to assist the shopper; and providing, by the self-checkout terminal to the shopper, distinguishing information identifying the shopper assistant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions Holdings Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey J. Smith
  • Patent number: 10229448
    Abstract: There are provided systems and methods for a network of personalized devices determining data for shopping predictions. A personalized device may include processing components for determining purchase predictions for one or more items to purchase on behalf of a user. The purchase predictions may be based on personality traits and other information that may indicate interests of the user. The purchase predictions may also be based on purchase information for the item, including inventory of the item, price of the item, availability of the item to the user, or other factor. Once the purchase prediction is determined, the personalized device may generate a purchase request for the item from a merchant having the item at a physical merchant location accessible to the personalized device or a delivery device associated with the personalized device. The personalized device may retrieve and deliver the purchased item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventor: Sumeet Ahuja
  • Patent number: 10229442
    Abstract: The innovation disclosed and claimed herein, in one aspect thereof, comprises systems and methods for optimized communications based on a customer emotional state. In aspects of the system and method, a customer social media account is analyzed for past social media posts. Customer emotional states are determined for the past social media posts. The past social media posts are also associated with financial transactions made by the customer such that emotional states are linked to specific financial transactions. The system and method monitor the customer social media account for new social media posts. A new social media post can be detected. An emotional state can be determined for the new social media post. The system and method collect the financial transactions with the same emotional state. The system and method generate an offer for similar products and/or related to the financial transactions. The offer is communicated to the customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.
    Inventor: Roohi Moolla