Patents Examined by Ethan D Civan
  • Patent number: 10155503
    Abstract: A vehicle wash system includes a wash package selection zone where a vehicle operator is presented with a plurality of different vehicle wash packages. Each of the vehicle wash packages has an associated unique color identifier. The system includes a controller configured to receive a selection from the vehicle operator of one of the plurality of different vehicle wash packages. The system includes a vehicle treatment zone, including at least one illumination element associated therewith. The at least one illumination element is in communication with the controller. The controller is configured to emit light from the at least one illumination element in a color that corresponds to the color identifier of the vehicle package selected by the vehicle operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: WashMe Properties, LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Belanger, Barry S. Turner, Curtis S. Prater
  • Patent number: 10157294
    Abstract: Provided are methods, systems and computer program products for providing remote document execution. Such methods, systems and computer program products may include storing an electronic document as a secure electronic file, identifying a signature space in the electronic document, the signature space, after being executed, includes a signature of a signing party of the electronic document, receiving the signature of the signing party into the electronic document stored as the secure electronic file and responsive to receiving the signature of the signing party, converting the electronic document into a read only electronic document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: CaffeiNATION Signings (Series 3 of Caffeinaton Series, LLC)
    Inventors: Curt Daniel Szymanski, Myles Kenneth Leighton
  • Patent number: 10152743
    Abstract: Techniques are provided herein for utilizing a community pantry engine. The techniques include receiving, from a first user, a first order request for a first portion of a bulk item that comprises a first portion a second portion. A second user may be identified based at least in part on geographic locations of the first user and the second user. A notification related to the first order request may be provided to the second user. A second order request for the second portion for the bulk item may be received from the second user. Discounted delivery costs for the first order request and the second order request may be calculated. The first portion of the item may be provided to the first user according to the discounted delivery costs. The second portion of the bulk item may be provided to the second user according to the discounted delivery costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Luan Khai Nguyen, William Alexander Strand
  • Patent number: 10147133
    Abstract: An embodiment includes a system comprising an initialization module and a platform module. The initialization module provides an initialization interface to a merchant that receives an indication from the merchant to initialize creation of a storefront application. The platform module receives a selection of mobile phone device operating systems; accesses stored templates from a template database, and maps elements in the stored templates to portions of source code to generate sets of operating system-specific source code. The stored templates correspond to the selected mobile phone device operating systems. The stored templates include source code used to implement portions of the storefront application on a mobile phone device operating system. When compiled, the sets of operating system-specific source code become versions of the storefront application executable by a respective one of mobile phone device operating systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: EBAY INC.
    Inventor: Kent Griffin
  • Patent number: 10147135
    Abstract: A system includes one or more memory devices storing instructions, and one or more processors configured to execute the instructions to perform steps of a method. The system may provide a virtual fitting system. The system may store sizing data including a 3-dimensional model of a target. The system may then receive user input data indicating the selection of a test object. In response to this identification, the system may receive a 3-dimensional model of the test object. The system can then apply the test object model to the target model to create a virtual fit model, and provide the virtual fit model to the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventors: Justin Wishne, Justin Smith, Karen Nickerson, Hannes Jouhikainen, Drew Jacobs, Marco S. Giampaolo
  • Patent number: 10140668
    Abstract: An approach to generate and execute an e-commerce gift offer for a social network contact as a function of integrating social network data into a web site offering goods or services for sale within a network computing environment is provided. In response to the user selecting an item offered for sale by the web site, aspects search personal data associated with the user that is acquired from a different, social network web site to determine an indication that another user listed within the acquired personal data has an interest in also acquiring the selected item, and present an offer to the user to select the item for an additional gift purchase for such other user as a recipient. Further aspects use the acquired personal data to narrow down retailers to those that provide delivery service to a current residence of the other user for execution of the gift purchase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Divya Gopinath, Rajesh Radhakrishnan, Jennifer A. Watson
  • Patent number: 10127602
    Abstract: A system, computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program, and computer-implemented method for a transient local commerce search service is provided. Location data identifying a temporary geographic location of a merchant having a particular product available for sale is received. Temporal data indicating a specified time when the particular product is available at the temporary location of the merchant is also received. It is then determined that the particular product is available within a specified location and at the specified period of time. Display data to display at least one merchant providing the particular product within the geographic location and at the specified period of time is then provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Patrick Fries
  • Patent number: 10127605
    Abstract: A method and server for processing item identifiers and a computer readable storage medium are disclosed. In one aspect, the method includes obtaining item transform information of the item identifiers and calculating item transform scores of the item identifiers based on the corresponding item transform information. The method also includes sorting the item identifiers according to the item transform scores of the item identifiers. The method further includes providing the sorted item identifiers to a display terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventors: Ziwei Li, Huiqi Xie, Lisong Xiao, Zihe Pan, Geng Tian, Di Liu
  • Patent number: 10127587
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for a virtualized services discovery and recommendation engine. A request for a service can be received from a requestor. The request can include feature data that can define two or more features. Two or more features can be determined based on the feature data and requestor data associated with the requestor can be obtained. Two or more services that satisfy the request can be identified and a recommendation that represents the two or more services can be generated. The recommendation can include a data representation of a custom product that can include the two or more services. The recommendation can be tested to determine if the custom product functions, and the recommendation can be provided to the requestor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Syed Anwar Aftab, Arthur Martella, Mazin E. Gilbert, John F. Murray, Rittwik Jana
  • Patent number: 10127517
    Abstract: Techniques for allowing a store to provide same day delivery to customers are disclosed. The techniques include receiving a delivery location for delivery of the item with a customer order, providing the delivery location to a delivery server, the delivery server comparing the delivery location to existing delivery locations for a same day delivery route, and providing potential delivery times to the store server. The techniques also include the store server correlating the possible delivery times with predetermined delivery windows, presenting to the customer potential delivery windows for the order, and receiving from the customer a selection of a delivery window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventors: David Jon Carr, Richard Mark Ramsden
  • Patent number: 10127590
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the disclosure relate to methods and systems that enable a consumer to electronically shop for products using a conventional electronic shopping cart such as are typically provided by online merchants, and to also create and manage one or more additional “shared” electronic shopping carts through which the end-user may automatically share details of such shopping activities with others using electronic means such as online social networks, short message services, and email, thereby enabling others to participate and assist in various shopping activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Sears Brands, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Vivek Bawge, Partha Ghosh
  • Patent number: 10127586
    Abstract: Aspects relate to methods, systems, and processes related to providing purchasing recommendations to a consumer including tracking and recording, by a processor, perishable product input related to a perishable product, tracking and recording consumption information related to the perishable product and the consumer, tracking and recording waste information related to the perishable product and the consumer, and providing a purchasing recommendation to the consumer based on the recorded perishable product input, the consumption information, and the waste information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventors: Santosh K. Beyagudem, Marit L. Imsdahl, Austyn N. Laures, Alexandra D. Markello, Edna Y. Morales
  • Patent number: 10127584
    Abstract: A system and method for providing financial account messages to customers while accessing web sites is disclosed. Methods, systems and articles of manufacture consistent with the present invention enable a financial account issuer to provide an application to customer's computer system over a network. The application may be configured to provide various messages associated with the customer's financial account provided by the financial account issuer while the customer browses web sites. The financial account messages may be configured to provide interactive and dynamically changing account status information based on attempted purchases of goods and/or services by the customer at merchants' web sites. The application may also be configured to provide rating information associated with web sites accessed by the customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Capital One Financial Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan Turner, Arthur Koeppel
  • Patent number: 10115136
    Abstract: Methods and systems to build containers of uncategorized items are described. In some example embodiments, the methods and systems access a search request for items available for purchase via a network-based location, collect information associated with available items having product description information satisfying the search request and located at multiple network-based locations, determine one or more containers that associate items available for purchase based on the collected information, and publish a result for the search request that is based on the determined containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Sanjay Pundlkrao Ghatare, Praveen K. Jayaraman, Sandip Namdeo Gaikwad, Ashit Jain, Joseph Anthony Beynon, Suhail Ansari, Hugh Evan Williams, Niteen Bhat
  • Patent number: 10109007
    Abstract: A method for providing information of assets available for transaction to a user is provided. A report is provided to a computing device operated by the user. The report includes one or more entries that each corresponds to an asset that is made to be available during an auction. Each entry can include a link for the corresponding asset. In response to receiving user selection of one or more links on the report, one or more assets corresponding to the one or more selected links are determined. A profile of the user is updated with information associated with the determined one or more assets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Ten-X, LLC.
    Inventors: Robert Friedman, Sarina Kinder, Eric Johnson, Michael Jansta
  • Patent number: 10109002
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a process for determining optimized communication rate plans for one or more communications devices across one or more communications networks. The present invention provides for determining an intelligent rate plan for a user having one or more devices operative on a communications network with one or more rate plans. The present invention, in one or more embodiments provides a user of communication devices with a cost-effective rate plan solution in relation to the user's use of their devices and available cost-savings programs available to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventor: Steve Dotolo
  • Patent number: 10102558
    Abstract: Methods and systems for improving a shopping experience are described. A customer brings items of clothing to try on in a dressing room. The customer's exact location is provided to the store clerk with the assistance of a beacon located in the dressing room. The store clerk also knows the exact items the customer has brought into the dressing room because a reader in the dressing room reads tags associated with the items. The customer may be provided with information on suggested products, such as alternative or complementary items to the items the customer selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventor: Dennis Warren Koo Tze Mew
  • Patent number: 10096058
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes methods for fulfilling a request using a connected inventory fulfillment service. Entities that use the same financial application to store inventory data are invited to participate as participating providers in a connected inventory fulfillment service. When a request for a product for fulfillment using the connected inventory fulfillment service is received, participating providers that could fulfill the request are identified by matching information in the request to inventory data stored using the financial application. A participating provider that could fulfill the request is then selected to fulfill the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventors: Molly Beth Davis, Ashlee Beggs, Roger Meike, Todd Elliott, Mike Gabriel
  • Patent number: 10095884
    Abstract: A system and method for using customer information in electronic commerce using the Internet are provided. The system includes a customer information database (DB) for storing a unique number for each customer, an integrated customer information DB for storing actual customer information corresponding to the unique number in an integrated manner, and a management server for providing the unique number stored in the customer information DB and providing the actual customer information corresponding to the unique number under a security condition when an external terminal requests customer information. Actual customer information can be effectively prevented from being easily leaked by hackers or malicious programs and customer information can be utilized without a security issue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: EBAY KOREA CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Young Bae Ku
  • Patent number: 10089676
    Abstract: A service provider system may implement an enterprise catalog service that manages software products and portfolios of software products on behalf of service provider customer organizations. A graph processing service of the enterprise catalog service may create a graph representation of the enterprise catalog service data, including principals, product listings, portfolios, and constraints (and the relationships between them) that may be used to manage access control, launch contexts, and searches within the enterprise catalog service. A primary (key-value) store may maintain an adjacency list and a secondary index of de-normalized edges. A secondary (document) store may maintain the de-normalized edges. In response to various queries directed to the graph processing service, the service may query the adjacency list or the secondary index. For example, one query may return a list of products that an end user can access, and another may return a count of products within a portfolio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Divij Gupta, Quan Binh To, Julien Jacques Ellie, Benjamin David Newman, Zachary Thomas Crowell