Patents Examined by Igor N. Borissov
  • Patent number: 11107012
    Abstract: A system and method for displaying seat inventory at a venue and facilitating planning of ticket prices for events at the venue is presented. Methods to predict total revenue for an event are described. Also presented are systems and methods for determining at what price and when to release so-called ‘flex’ price tickets during an on-sale using the sales velocity and sales/inquiry ratios. Determining demand of seats from secondary markets is also described with methods to use the demand for either repricing the seats in the primary market or presenting ‘best value’ seats to a prospective purchaser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: TixTrack, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven A. Sunshine, Rod Goodman, Michael Arya, Larry Chu, Michael Ripberger
  • Patent number: 11100432
    Abstract: A system and method for selecting inventory pricing for an event at a venue is disclosed. The method comprising determining a rate at which a first inventory of seats have sold for an event at a venue. The method further comprising calculating a demand for a secondary inventory of seats as a function of the rate at which the first inventory of seats sold, the seats of the first and second inventories being comparable in quality, provides a user interface to one or more client devices that displays the data. The method further comprising calculating a demand for a second inventory of seats as a function of the rate at which the first inventory of seats sold, the seats of the first and second inventories being comparable in quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: TixTrack, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven A. Sunshine, Rod Goodman, Michael Arya, Larry Chu, Michael Ripberger
  • Patent number: 11100484
    Abstract: A power and frequency regulation meter to which AC power is supplied through an AC power line, including: an AC frequency meter that receives AC power from an AC power line and measures a current AC frequency on the AC power line; an AC power consumption meter that receives AC power from the AC power line and measures a current power consumption on the AC power line over a period of time; an AC power consumption display that receives AC power from the AC power line and displays power consumption; a frequency regulation credits display that displays a frequency regulation credit; and a case that encases the AC frequency meter, the AC power consumption meter, the AC power consumption display, the frequency regulation credits display. A credit or debit is calculated based on a current power consumption, the current AC frequency, and a power consumption moving average.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory J. Boss, Rick A. Hamilton, II, Julianne F. Haugh, Anne R. Sand
  • Patent number: 11093917
    Abstract: A method. A power and frequency regulation meter, to which AC power is supplied through an AC power line, includes: an AC frequency meter that receives AC power from an AC power line and measures a current AC frequency on the AC power line; an AC power consumption meter that receives AC power from the AC power line and measures a current power consumption on the AC power line over a period of time; an AC power consumption display that receives AC power from the AC power line and displays power consumption; a frequency regulation credits display that displays a frequency regulation credit. A power consumption moving average of a last N power current power consumptions measured by the AC power consumption meter is calculated. A credits or debit is calculated based on a current power consumption, the current AC frequency and the power consumption moving average.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory J. Boss, Rick A. Hamilton, II, Julianne F. Haugh, Anne R. Sand
  • Patent number: 11087243
    Abstract: A system and method for displaying seat inventory at a venue and facilitating planning of ticket prices for events at the venue is presented. Methods to predict total revenue for an event are described. Also presented are systems and methods for determining at what price and when to release so-called ‘flex’ price tickets during an on-sale using the sales velocity and sales/inquiry ratios. Determining demand of seats from secondary markets is also described with methods to use the demand for either repricing the seats in the primary market or presenting ‘best value’ seats to a prospective purchaser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: TixTrack, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven A. Sunshine, Rod Goodman, Michael Arya, Larry Chu, Michael Ripberger
  • Patent number: 10998753
    Abstract: Systems and methods for charging electric vehicles and for quantitative and qualitative load balancing of electrical demand are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Charge Fusion Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Ambroziak, Carson C. K. Fincham
  • Patent number: 10963818
    Abstract: A system and method for displaying seat inventory at a venue and facilitating planning of ticket prices for events at the venue is presented. Methods to predict total revenue for an event are described. Also presented are systems and methods for determining at what price and when to release so-called ‘flex’ price tickets during an on-sale using the sales velocity and sales/inquiry ratios. Determining demand of seats from secondary markets is also described with methods to use the demand for either re-pricing the seats in the primary market or presenting ‘best value’ seats to a prospective purchaser. Outputted tickets can be used to initiate entry processes to a gate structure of a venue by unlocking the gate structure or denying access through the gate structure of an invalid outputted ticket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: TIXTRACK, INC.
    Inventors: Steven A. Sunshine, Rod Goodman, Michael Arya, Larry Chu, Michael Ripberger
  • Patent number: 10963870
    Abstract: Technologies are generally described for methods and systems effective to secure process synchronized requests after at least one secure inter-device communication link between the originating and confirming communication devices is established. A method may include forwarding, by the confirming communication device the request and receiving, by a server, a first request from the originating device and at least one second request from the confirming device. The method may also include, by the server, determining a sequence of receiving of the first and the at least one second requests and processing the requests in order to authenticate a communication device, accept or reject a financial transaction, based on the receiving sequence and receiving time difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Vaposun Inc.
    Inventor: Pavel Levin
  • Patent number: 10915978
    Abstract: An integrated transportation system (TIS) that comprises at least one Fleet Management System (FMS), Ride Sharing (RS) module and Administrator of the TIS that is configured to supervise and mediate communication between the FMS and RS module upon uploading transportation service offers through the RS module to potential passengers and cargo. The TIS comprises functionalities that enable establishing FMS on the TIS, enabling the FMS to offer transportation service offers to TIS users through the RS module, receiving requests for such services through the RS module and supervising their execution. The TIS also maintains a database relating to transportation services carried out through it and offers access to such database to interested parties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventor: Ilan Van Der Berg
  • Patent number: 10891646
    Abstract: A method of locating one or more endpoint connectors of a network cable wherein the network cable includes a first endpoint connector and a second endpoint connector comprises: one or more processors capturing an incoming packet carrying therein a specific identifier, wherein the specific identifier is a specific bit string that has been predefined to trigger an activation of one or more indicating devices located on one or more endpoint connectors on the network cable; determining that the incoming packet carries therein the specific identifier; and in response to determining that the incoming packet carries therein the specific identifier, triggering an activation of a first indicating device indicative of a location of the first endpoint connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Chun-Fei Chang, Ming Da Ho, Ming-Pin Hsueh, Ya Hsuan Tsai
  • Patent number: 10891579
    Abstract: Provided are methods and apparatus that determine a benchmark of energy consumption for an energy system and utilize the determined benchmark in a variety of ways. Once determined, the determined benchmark may be compared to current energy consumption and current outdoor temperature to verify proper operation of the system and identify deviations in system operation. The benchmark may be used to determine the impact of an implemented change in the operation of the system. The determined benchmark may also be used to contract for a term in an agreement and to verify the satisfaction of a term in an agreement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Pathian Incorporated
    Inventor: Daniel Buchanan
  • Patent number: 10878303
    Abstract: An RFID tag and a method of its use are disclosed. One such RFID tag includes first, second, and third RFID inlays included on a tag housing, the first, second, and third RFID inlays each corresponding to a different rate identifier. The tag also includes a panel engaged with the housing and movable among first, second and third positions. The panel includes RFID shorting structures each positioned to electrically contact one of the first, second, and third RFID inlays such that, in any of the first, second, and third positions, only one of the first, second, and third RFID inlays remains active.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Neology, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Roesner
  • Patent number: 10819135
    Abstract: Systems and methods for charging electric vehicles and for quantitative and qualitative load balancing of electrical demand are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Charge Fusion Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Ambroziak, Carson C. K. Fincham
  • Patent number: 10810576
    Abstract: Mobile payments integrated with a booking system. In one embodiment, for example, a method in a service provider computer system is performed. The service provider computer system is communicatively coupled to a computing device of a user and a merchant point-of-sale computer by one or more data networks. The method comprises: receiving a request from the computing device of the user to pay a ticket open at the merchant point-of-sale computer; obtaining a current total ticket amount for the ticket from the merchant point-of-sale computer; determining an estimated total ticket amount based at least in part on the current total ticket amount; authorizing but not capturing payment of the estimated total ticket amount with a payment network gateway computer; after the ticket is closed at the merchant point-of-sale computer, obtaining a final total ticket amount for the ticket from the merchant point-of-sale computer; and capturing payment of the final total ticket amount with the payment network gateway computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: OpenTable, Inc.
    Inventors: Rohan Angrish, Rishi Deshpande, Kashyap Deorah, Tapan Pandita, Ulhas Mandrawadkar, Keshav Krity, Sanjay Dalsania, Abhay Kumar, Dave Arthurs
  • Patent number: 10800574
    Abstract: Systems and methods which provide a reusable shipping product comprised of a reusable shipping container and reusable shipping event code are shown. A shipper may use a user device to interact with a reusable shipping event code and/or corresponding shipping event management system for facilitating operation herein. The reusable shipping event codes of embodiments provide for shipping information used in processing an item during shipment in a configuration adapted for repeated use in shipping. A shipping event code database is preferably provided, such as at a shipping event management system, wherein shipping information associated with a corresponding shipping event code may be stored, such as for use in shipping services processing of a shipped item using a reusable shipping product of embodiments herein. The reusable shipping containers of embodiments of the invention provide shipping containers which are adapted for repeated use in shipping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Stamps.com Inc.
    Inventor: Michael J. Biswas
  • Patent number: 10803993
    Abstract: Infection control methods and systems associate proximity-detection devices with people in a population, such as people in a hospital. Each proximity-detection device detects proximity events with other people. The methods and systems detect proximity events and, for person-to-person pairs who were involved in such an event, records at least one risk value as a measure of risk of an infectious agent having been transferred between the pair. Upon indication of an infectious agent transfer to a member of the population, a health worker may conduct an infection control intervention on members of a subpopulation of people based on detected proximity events and risk values. The method and system may be extended to fomites. Correlations may be made over multiple infection events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventor: Stuart Tin Fah Huang
  • Patent number: 10769652
    Abstract: A method for promoting sales and increasing brand recognition is described. The method includes selecting a brand name based on customer purchases enumerated on a transaction receipt generated on basis of transactions performed by a particular customer. The brand name is then obfuscated. The customer is provided an application to be used in conjunction with the obfuscated brand name to try and complete the missing letters in the brand name. The customer is rewarded with an incentive for uncovering the brand name and in order to submit the solution the customer is obligated to provide demographic information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventor: Errol S. Doris, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10755224
    Abstract: Systems and methods which implement a rules based engine for processing items for shipping are shown. Embodiments implement a series of rules that are executed in a particular order to address decision points in processing individual items of a plurality of items for shipping. A user interface adapted to allow a user to create rules, weigh or order the rules, revise rules, enable/disable rules, etc. is provided according to embodiments. By selecting and associating various rule parameters, such as conditions, operators, and/or outcomes, through the rules interface a user may create and revise rules as desired. The rules interface of embodiments provides a hierarchical rules environment in which the resulting rules are weighted or ordered for hierarchical implementation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Stamps.com Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Biswas, Geoffrey C. Begen
  • Patent number: 10706157
    Abstract: A server identifies a user device that is missing, communicates with the user device and causes the user device to disable access to content stored on the user device, and to generate a message that includes information facilitating return of the user device to an owner of the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan A. Jenkins, Joseph E. Fitzgerald, Hannah R. Lewbel
  • Patent number: 10699221
    Abstract: Features are disclosed relating to a collaborative ticketing system that manages various aspects of ticketing for events (e.g., movies, concerts, sporting events, and the like) using knowledge about the contacts, friends, and other social connections of system users. The collaborative ticketing system may generate dynamic ticket offers that are based on the number of friends, invited by users, ultimately obtaining tickets. The collaborative ticketing system can also streamline the procurement of concessions and other event-related items by allowing users to pre-purchase such items (e.g., in connection with ticket offers), and then pick up the items at the event venue with little or no wait. In addition, users can preview event-related content (e.g., movie trailers) for event providers (e.g., movie studios), and answer questions or otherwise provide feedback about the event-related content in return for special offers, rewards, and other considerations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Atom Tickets, LLC
    Inventors: Ameesh Paleja, Alexander Rouse, Alan Raddatz, Kenley Capps, Matthew Bakal, Geoff Shaevitz, Michael Burns