Patents Examined by Frantzy Poinvil
  • Patent number: 10740843
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for generating a financial product that is configured to be used for one or more payment transactions. The method includes receiving a selection of a plurality of core accounts for providing financial backing for the financial product, and generating the financial product based on one or more control parameters that define use restrictions for the financial product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: VERIENT, INC.
    Inventor: Rajesh G. Shakkarwar
  • Patent number: 10740850
    Abstract: System and methods are disclosed for determining, through vehicle-to-vehicle communication, whether vehicles are involved in autonomous droning. Vehicle driving data and other information may be used to calculate an autonomous droning reward amount. In addition, vehicle involved in a drafting relationship in addition to, or apart from, an autonomous droning relationship may be financially rewarded. Moreover, aspects of the disclosure related to determining ruminative rewards and/or aspects of vehicle insurance procurement/underwriting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventor: Mark V. Slusar
  • Patent number: 10733673
    Abstract: System and methods are disclosed for determining, through vehicle-to-vehicle communication, whether vehicles are involved in autonomous droning. Vehicle driving data and other information may be used to calculate a autonomous droning reward amount. In addition, vehicle involved in a drafting relationship in addition to, or apart from, an autonomous droning relationship may be financially rewarded. Moreover, aspects of the disclosure related to determining ruminative rewards and/or aspects of vehicle insurance procurement/underwriting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventor: Mark V. Slusar
  • Patent number: 10726497
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, data is received indicative of a plurality of insurance claims. It may then be automatically determined that a first insurance claim is associated with a first type of insurance and that a second insurance claim is associated with a second type of insurance. The received data associated with the first insurance claim may be analyzed in accordance with first segmentation logic to determine a first segment classification appropriate for the first insurance claim. Similarly, the received data associated with the second insurance claim may be automatically analyzed in accordance with second segmentation logic to determine a second segment classification appropriate for the second insurance claim. Indications of the first and second segment classifications may then be transmitted (e.g., to a load balancing and assignment engine that automatically selects claim handlers for insurance claims).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Hartford Fire Insurance Company
    Inventors: Cory R. Blakeman, Paul J. Edwards, Keren Shemesh
  • Patent number: 10726492
    Abstract: An insurance system for home sharing may comprise a mobile device of a homeowner, one or more databases storing insurance factor data, a plurality of sensors configured to monitor one or more home features, and a server comprising one or more processors and memory. The server may be configured to receive, from the mobile device, data indicating that the homeowner is renting out a home, determine a value for frequency of rentals for the home based on the data indicating that the homeowner is renting out the home, and receive, from the plurality of sensors, monitored data for the one or more home features. The server may compute an insurance premium for the homeowner based on the value for frequency of rentals for the home, the monitored data for the one or more home features, and the insurance factor data and transmit the insurance premium to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Jennifer L. Snyder, Christy Hradek
  • Patent number: 10713735
    Abstract: Potential benefits that may be applicable to a taxpayer are identified based upon other tax returns for other similar taxpayers, specifically based upon a common external entity that may provide or be associated with the benefit. Identified potential benefits are then recommended to the user. Steps may include receiving a set of taxpayer information related, at least in part, to a subject tax return of the subject taxpayer; identifying an external entity identified on the subject tax return; analyzing a filed return data store to determine benefits reported on tax returns that are indicative of the external entity; identifying a potential benefit associated with the external entity; determining an estimated criterion for the potential benefit; determining whether the subject taxpayer is likely eligible for the potential benefit, based upon the estimated criterion and the set of taxpayer information; and recommending the potential benefit to the subject taxpayer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: HRB Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Laurie Croslin Scott, Joseph Bartling, Gil Charney, C. Taylor Brown
  • Patent number: 10713728
    Abstract: Multiple insurance policies may be grouped or segmented into affinity groups, each of which corresponds to a respective risk level. A set of financial instruments corresponding to a particular affinity group of insurance policies may be created and automatically offered for auction, e.g., online. Bids received from potential investors may indicate, e.g., percentage of assumed risk, percentage of profit sharing, percentage of shared loss, service or commission fee amounts, etc. that are acceptable to the bidding party. The party or parties submitting the winning bids may be awarded investment in the financial instruments and may enter into respective financial agreements with the financial instrument provider, thereby securitizing the risk associated with the insurance policies. Profits and/or losses generated by the insurance policies of the affinity group corresponding to the financial instruments may be distributed in accordance with the terms of the financial agreement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Leif Agerholm Roll, Craig Dean Isaacs, Eric Webster, Gregory L. Hayward
  • Patent number: 10706464
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media for creating an open loop prepaid gift account. The system identifies a request to purchase an open loop prepaid gift account which can be used to make a purchase at a merchant, presents a menu from which a customer can select the merchant, and receives a selection. Based on the selection, the system presents an option to load funds onto the open loop prepaid gift account and, upon receipt of payment, creates the open loop prepaid gift account and loads the open loop prepaid gift account with money, wherein information associated with the open loop prepaid gift account is encoded onto a physical card, and wherein merchant information is printed on the physical card according to an authorization from the merchant, the merchant information including at least one of a legal name, a trade name, a logotype, and a marketing tagline of the merchant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: BLACKHAWK NETWORK, INC.
    Inventor: Jason Wolfe
  • Patent number: 10706479
    Abstract: Discovering and categorizing individual purchases associated with a user is described. Exemplary steps include acquiring access to a repository; identifying, from within the repository, an electronic receipt; identifying, from within the electronic receipt, at least one line item; acquiring a set of user information; predicting, based at least in part on the set of user information, whether the line item falls within a certain category; and storing, if the line item falls within the certain category, the line item such that information associated with the line item is retrievable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: HRB Innovations, Inc.
    Inventor: Nathan K. Rigney
  • Patent number: 10699349
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein for processing data in connection with insurance information submissions. The system may be configured to receive entity data relating to an entity for which insurance coverage is sought, and query an interface of a third-party platform based on the entity data. The system may then be configured to receive third-party platform interface data from the third-party platform, analyze the data to determine a web site address for a web page on the third-party platform relating to the entity, and retrieve third-party platform web site data from the web page on the third-party platform indicative of content related to the entity. The system may be configured to pre-fill insurance forms relating to the entity based on the third-party platform data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Hartford Fire Insurance Company
    Inventors: Lucas Raymond Roberts, Shane Eric Barnes, Peter T. Bothwell
  • Patent number: 10694370
    Abstract: A computer system for selectively enabling a data transfer method is disclosed. The computer system includes a processor, a communications module, and a memory. The memory stores instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the computer system to: receive a signal from a remote electronic device via a network using the communications module, the received signal representing information including a context for a transfer of value between a database record associated with a data sender and a database record associated with a data receiver, the context including an identifier for the data receiver; obtain a condition to be satisfied in performing the transfer of value based on the identifier for the data receiver; determine that the condition is satisfied by performing the transfer of value using a particular data transfer method; and enable the transfer of value using the particular data transfer method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: The Toronto-Dominion Bank
    Inventors: Milos Dunjic, Perry Aaron Jones Haldenby, Arthur Carroll Chow, Anthony Haituyen Nguyen, Het Anand Patel, Casey Lyn Doyle, Yubing Liu, John Jong-Suk Lee, David Samuel Tax, Arun Victor Jagga
  • Patent number: 10692077
    Abstract: A method for processing an encoded one-time number via payment rails includes: receiving, by a receiving device interfaced with a computing system, a one-time number, wherein the one-time number is comprised of at least an identification value and a remaining value; executing, by a querying module of the computing system, a query on a memory of the computing system to identify a routing number based on at least a portion of the one-time number; generating, by a generation module of the computing system, a data value, wherein the data value includes at least the identified routing number and the remaining value; and electronically transmitting, by a transmitting device of the computing system, the generated data value to an external system via payment rails associated with a payment network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Philip Wei Ping Yen, Patrik Smets, Michihiko Yoden
  • Patent number: 10679207
    Abstract: The present invention includes systems and methods directed towards bill splitting and account delegation using near field communications (NFC). The systems and methods enable an NFC device to split a single bill into two or more portions, allow one or more users to apply gift cards, coupons, promotions, tips or other modifications to the amount due, and facilitate multiple different types of payment from two or more users on the same bill using NFC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Blazer and Flip Flops, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Huffines, John Cronin
  • Patent number: 10672082
    Abstract: Insurance premiums for seasonal products may be generated. The insurance premium may be calculated by determining a historic seasonal variation in aggregate risk to an insurer; determining a predicted seasonal variation in aggregate risk to the insurer; and generating a premium installment payment schedule. The predicted seasonal variation in aggregate risk to the insurer may be based on the historical seasonal variation in aggregate risk. The premium installment payment schedule may be based on the predicted seasonal variation in aggregate risk. The monthly insurance premium may vary throughout the year and be based on a seasonal predicted risk to an insurer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey T. May, Richard J. Taranda
  • Patent number: 10664920
    Abstract: Blockchain techniques for providing insurance to an affinity group may include an enforcement server that receives a plurality of bidding actions (e.g., bid or no-bid) from a plurality of bidding entities in response to an auction of an opportunity to provide insurance for members of the affinity group. The server may compile transactions corresponding to the received bidding actions into a block of transactions (e.g., a round of bidding), distribute the block of transactions to validation entities to form a consensus on the highest bid, and update copies of a distributed ledger with the block of transactions. The server may identify a winning bid and provide affinity group member data to the winning bidding entity, thereby providing consumers with lower cost insurance and/or insurance that is more reflective of actual risk (or lack thereof). The affinity group may be updated over time and re-auctioned using the blockchain techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Leif Agerholm Roll, Eric Webster, Gregory L. Hayward, Craig Dean Isaacs
  • Patent number: 10657530
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are related to systems and methods of verifying the integrity of transactions that traverse through complex system workflows, and particularly, verifying the integrity of financial and non-financial transactions that traverse through a plurality of financial systems making up one or more system workflows. In one embodiment, a clearing system is disclosed to include a central clearing engine configured for processing a plurality of transactions by retrieving transaction data of at least one transaction of the plurality of transactions from at least one data source based on a selection received. After parsing the transaction data, the central clearing engine may verify transaction data integrity based on the transaction data and determine a result, and generate a report based on the result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.
    Inventors: Christopher Arthur Smith, Lamour Guthrie Roberts, Kin Kei Chau
  • Patent number: 10657536
    Abstract: An access management system includes a database configured to store access data including account identifiers and accessor identifiers, wherein the access data indicates particular accounts that have been accessed by particular accessors. The access management system also includes a computer system that receives a reservation request comprising an account identifier and an accessor identifier and determines whether the account identifier is included in the database. The computer system also determines, in response to the account identifier being present in the database, whether the access data correlates the account identifier to the accessor and authorizes the reservation of the one or more resources in the account by the accessor in response to the access data correlating the account identifier to the accessor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Goldman Sachs Bank USA
    Inventors: Aaron Frank, Matthew Rothstein, Andrew Dietrich, Alexander Cramer, Andrew Briggs
  • Patent number: 10657533
    Abstract: A payment-enabled mobile device is operable in a first operating mode and a second operating mode. The first mode is an online operating mode. The second mode is an offline operating mode. The payment-enabled mobile device operates in the second operating mode to replicate a screen display sequence presented by the payment-enabled mobile device in the first operating mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Mastercard International Incorporated
    Inventors: Laurie Ann Nicoletti, Dawid Nowak, Cian Burns
  • Patent number: 10657597
    Abstract: In an example, an insurance premium for a driverless vehicle is calculated by monitoring an amount of time a first occupant is in active control of the driverless vehicle during a period and modifying an insurance rate for a subsequent period based on the amount of time the first occupant is in active control of the driverless vehicle. In another example, an insurance premium for an intelligent vehicle is calculated by receiving at a computerized insurance system, from the intelligent vehicle, an indication of the intelligent vehicle's condition and calculating the insurance premium for an insurance policy that covers the intelligent vehicle based at least in part on the indication of the intelligent vehicle's condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Bradly Jay Billman, Ewan Richard Grantham, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10657601
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for determining the amount of premium, policies, or quotations needed to improve market share in various geographic locations based on user selected criteria. The method comprises calculating a total estimated expenditure on insurance by zip code, an estimated market share for an insurance provider by zip code, a year-to-date sale-to-quote ratio by zip code, and finally the amount of premiums, policies, or quotations needed to achieve a market share in a zip code. The method and apparatus will also display or output demographic data, market data, insurance provider information, and calculated amounts of premiums, policies, or quotations needed to achieve a market share in a given zip code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Larry Shigeo Kobori, Wynee Chai-Wei Lin