Patents Examined by Ethan D Civan
  • Patent number: 10089671
    Abstract: A method and a system segmenting a user viewing listings in online publications to render the listing according to a rule received from a seller. For example, the system receives one or more listings submitted by a seller. The listing comprises one or more modifiable parameters. The system also receives a rule from the seller, the rule associated with a first listing of the one or more listings. A profile is associated with a user based on data collected about the user. The first listing is rendered to the user based on the profile associated with the user and the rule by modifying the one or more parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Mihir Mehta, Srinivasa Raghavan Ambikapathy, Monica Swamiraj, Kumaresan Manickavelu, Harishankar Nagarajan, Badrinarayanan Ramaswami
  • Patent number: 10089666
    Abstract: An authored contract document can be created based on an existing RFx sourcing document such as a “terms and conditions” document. This RFx sourcing document can be the product of collaboration and editing by unrelated bidders, thus creating bidder-specific RFx documents. The authored contract document can be created using a rules-based multi-source configurator. This multi-source configurator can include in or exclude from the authored contract document clauses or edits that have been made to the RFx document. The multi-source configurator can replace text from the RFx document that is not typically found in or relevant to an authored contract document with contract-specific text that is not typically found in or relevant to an RFx document. The multi-source configurator can add, to the authored contract document, contract-specific text that is not contained within the RFx document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Demele, Jillian Hartnell, Rachel Kruzner, Therese Gorman
  • Patent number: 10089665
    Abstract: Examples of the disclosure enable a user to evaluate a credibility of a website and/or a merchant in a remote financial transaction. In some embodiments, a request for a score is received from a client device. The request includes usage data associated with the client device. A website and/or merchant is identified based on the usage data, and customer experience-related data associated with the website and/or the merchant are retrieved from one or more sources. A first score is generated at a score generator based on the retrieved customer experience-related data, and the first score is transmitted to the client device for presentation at the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Bradley Kenneth Dickinson, Jason Hull, Christopher Eric Mullen, Kelly Elaine Atwood, Corey M Hively
  • Patent number: 10083468
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and corresponding systems for facilitating a live registry event between a shopper and one or more remote viewers. In the live registry event, the shopper, registers for gifts that they would like to receive while sharing their registering experience with the viewers in real-time. When the user registers for an item, a server system allows the viewers to purchase the gift for the shopper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Steven John Lee, Bradley James Rhodes, Indika Charles Mendis, Max Benjamin Braun
  • Patent number: 10074106
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to systems, apparatuses, and methods for determining the location of a mobile merchant, and performing further processing based on the determined location. Transaction data for a transaction conducted by a mobile merchant is electronically received at a server computer. The server computer determines a location of the mobile merchant based on the transaction data, and performs further processing based on the location of the mobile merchant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: VISA INTERNATIONAL SERVICE ASSOCIATION
    Inventors: Ayman Hammad, Prakash Prem Hariramani
  • Patent number: 10074092
    Abstract: A vehicle may communicate with a vendor interaction system of a vendor. The vehicle includes network interface hardware, a processor communicatively coupled to the network interface hardware, and at least one display communicatively coupled to the at least one processor. The processor executes logic to establish a communication link with the vendor interaction system, receive, with the network interface hardware, a vendor data signal from the vendor interaction system, the vendor data signal indicative of vendor information, receive, with the network interface hardware, a user preference data signal indicative of user order preferences for the vendor, display at least one of the user order preferences and the vendor information on the at least one display, and display an order prompt requesting a user to make an order selection from at least one of the vendor information or the user order preferences displayed on the at least one display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Lee Rovik, Charan S. Lota, Donald Anthony Restauri, III
  • Patent number: 10074061
    Abstract: Embodiments are described herein including systems and methods for presenting vehicles available for wholesale purchase to retail consumers in order to generate a retail “lead” on a specific vehicle prior to acquisition of that vehicle by a dealer. The electronic lead, once generated, is made available to a licensed dealer before the dealer acquires the inventory corresponding to the lead. In contrast to known lead generation models, the lead is created on a specific vehicle that a retail dealer has the ability to purchase, but has not yet taken into inventory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Openlane, Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary E. Hallowell, Andrew Iorgulescu
  • Patent number: 10074066
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for managing an order in an Omni-channel order fulfillment system is disclosed. A stock-keeping unit (SKU) node level cost is predicted for a plurality of SKUs. The order is received containing one or more SKUs. A candidate list of fulfillment nodes is determined for fulfilling each of the one or more SKUs in the order using the predicted SKU node level cost and a fulfillment node-destination shipping distance. One or more fulfillment nodes are selected from the candidate list, and the order is fulfilled using the selected one or more fulfillment nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ajay A. Deshpande, Saurabh Gupta, Arun Hampapur, Alan J. King, Ali Koc, Pradyumnha G. Kowlani, Yingjie Li, Ding Ding Lin, Xuan Liu, Christopher Milite, Brian L. Quanz, Chek Keong Tan, Dahai Xing, Xiao Bo Zheng
  • Patent number: 10074122
    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 sewer 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: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Abhishek Gupta, Anmol Bhasin, Sachin Rekhi, Annabel Fang Liu, Angela Yoonjeong Yang
  • Patent number: 10074126
    Abstract: Various examples of methods and systems for providing shopping suggestions to in-store customers are described. In one implementation, a method may analyze store information specific to a store and customer information associated with a customer. The method may also identify one or more items as recommendation for the customer based on the analyzing. The method may further indicate the one or more items on a map of the store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Srikannan Gopalsamy, Vasu Palanisamy, Chandrasekar Ramalingam, Shanmuga Sundaram Sowndara Rajan, Dharani Prasad Pannam
  • Patent number: 10068266
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments provide an electronic procurement system and process that enables a buyer or purchasing organization to maintain explicitly or implicitly, a contract price between the buyer/purchasing organization and the supplier whose catalog is integrated with an electronic marketplace. In one embodiment, a process is executed that compares the listed/purchase price of catalog items against the contract price or against a ‘normal’ purchase price. A user (e.g. the buyer) may configure and receive specific alerts regarding items that are purchased in deviation of contracted price and items that have been added to the catalog since the last contract. Disclosed embodiments may also maintain, automatically, the historical price and purchase information of supplier catalog items that are enabled through the electronic marketplace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Vinimaya Inc.
    Inventors: John Hutchinson, Venkateswaran Krishnan, Senthilkumar Vadivel
  • Patent number: 10068270
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes providing an online marketplace to developers of web applications that may be downloaded from the marketplace to a client computing device for execution by a browser executing on the client device and receiving a request from a party to the marketplace to list a proposed web application for sale in the marketplace. One or more processors of a computer system automatically determine the permissions requested by the proposed web application and automatically determine if the permissions match one or more predetermined permissions. If the permissions match one or more predetermined permissions, then the proposed application is flagged for a manual vetting process before listing the proposed application in the marketplace, and if they do not match, then the proposed application is listed in the marketplace without manual review of the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Erik Kay, Aaron Boodman, Lei Zheng, Michael Noth
  • Patent number: 10062051
    Abstract: Exemplary methods, apparatuses, and systems receive a browsing request to view an item offered by a first third party retailer. An estimated inventory value for the item at the first third-party retailer is retrieved. The estimated inventory value is maintained using a combination of a history of purchases of the item and a history of inventory values for the item received from one or more third party retailers. A representation of the item as being available for purchase is transmitted to a user device based upon the estimated inventory value for the item. In response to receiving a request to initiate a purchase of the item, a request for a current inventory value for the item is transmitted to a retail server. The purchase of the item is initiated in response to determining the item is available based upon the received current inventory value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: CURBSIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Jaron I. Waldman, Lik Harry Chen, Denis Laprise
  • Patent number: 10062101
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system for maximizing the propensity of content consumption according to content complexity and content consumption time. During operation, the system receives a request from a user to access a content feed. Based on a time of receipt, the system identifies a current seasonality that corresponds to reading habits of the user during a time period encompassing the time of receipt. The system then accesses a profile for the user to obtain a reading speed of the user and the reading habits of the user for the current seasonality. Next, the system: identifies a subset of content items; estimates a reading session length; and determines a complexity, with regard to the user, for each content item. The system then creates the content feed by ordering the subset of content items according to the reading session length and the complexity of each content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Mohamed Gamal Mohamed Mahmoud, Sofia Andrianakou
  • Patent number: 10062102
    Abstract: A method, system and computer readable medium are capable of identifying information to display. The method includes identifying a location of a display device. The method includes identifying, in response to a user input, places within a predetermined distance of the location of the display device. The method includes identifying current information about items or services available at the identified places. The method includes displaying, on the display device, the current information about the items or services available at the identified places within the predetermined distance of the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Board
    Inventors: John Parrish, Kelly Tuggle, Jason Shelton, Michael Latzel, Jason Stauty
  • Patent number: 10062103
    Abstract: Native e-commerce transactables for social and other familiar and/or suitable user environments are enabled. A user of a network site may interact with a transactable to conduct a transaction with a 3rd party without leaving a user environment of the network site. The transactable may be configured to adopt the “look and feel” of the network site into which it is incorporated. While conducting the transaction with the transactable, the user may perceive that they remain at the network site, even though transaction information may be exchanged with a 3rd party network site. The transaction mediation service may obtain social activity data from a plurality of social network sites, as well as merchant activity data (e.g., transaction activity) from a plurality of merchant network sites. The data of each suitable network site may be translated, transformed and/or normalized into a unified and uniform format maintained by the transaction mediation service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventors: John T. Wantz, II, Rhen Zabel, Greg Vandenberg, Tim Piatenko
  • Patent number: 10055779
    Abstract: In some examples, a buyer device is configured to present a first graphic user interface (GUI) including information about items available from a first merchant site. The first GUI may further include a virtual control for adding a selected item to a persistent virtual cart maintained by a service provider. The buyer device may be navigated to a second merchant site to present a second GUI that may receive a selection to cause a second item from the second merchant site to be added to the persistent virtual cart. The buyer device may present a cart GUI for accessing the persistent virtual cart. The cart GUI may be used to send an instruction for ordering the items associated with the cart, causing the service provider to send an order for the first item to the first merchant and an order for the second item to the second merchant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: SQUARE, INC.
    Inventor: Ajit Kalidindi Varma
  • Patent number: 10049399
    Abstract: Systems and methods for intelligent gift registries are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method for using an intelligent gift registry may include: (1) receiving, from a gift receiver, an identification of at least one gift receiver interest; (2) receiving, from a gift giver, an identification of at least one gift giver interest; (3) at least one computer processor generating a gift giving suggestion list comprising at least one gift giving suggestion and based on the at least one gift receiver interest and the at least one gift giver interest; (4) providing, to the gift giver, the gift suggestion list; and (5) receiving, from one of the gift giver, a gift selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
    Inventor: Manning R. Field
  • Patent number: 10043205
    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: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Abhishek Gupta, Zang Li, Anmol Bhasin, Sachin Rekhi, Annabel Fang Liu, Angela Yoonjeong Yang
  • Patent number: 10037562
    Abstract: Various methods and systems are provided to capture a unique product code, such as QR code, on a mobile device, process the information contained in the code, provide the user with options of making a purchase, including purchasing a plurality of selected products from different captured codes, and processing the payment via the user's mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventor: Aalap D. Parikh