Patents Examined by Ismail A Manejwala
  • Patent number: 11507892
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for determining a target recommendation for a transaction based on historical transaction data. An example technique for determining the target recommendation for a transaction based on historical data includes receiving a request for a target recommendation and transaction parameters from a user. Based on the transaction parameters, one or more subsets of historical transaction data are retrieved, and a respective weight applied to generate the target recommendation. Based on which of the one or more retrieved subsets of historical transaction data and respective weight(s) applied generate the target recommendation, a confidence level is generated. A determination is made whether the confidence level meets a minimum confidence level. Based on the determination that the confidence level meets the minimum confidence level, the target recommendation is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: INTUIT, INC.
    Inventors: Nathan Henckel, Tanya Pineo, Marla Montevaldo, Annie Blaylock
  • Patent number: 11488093
    Abstract: Systems and methods which invoke multiple shipment legs to provide an international shipment architecture adapted for efficient and reliable international shipping of items and facilitating configuration of aspects of one or more of the multiple shipment legs for particular shipments, shippers, recipients, origination countries, and/or destination countries are described. According to embodiments, an item is transported from a shipper to an international processing provider or other origination country egress processing point in an ingestion leg of an international shipment. The item is provided international processing and international border passage by the international processing provider in a bridge leg of the international shipment. In delivery leg of the international shipment, the item is transported from the international processing provider or other ingress processing point in the destination country to the recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: PSI Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Shea Robert Felix, Julian Thomas, John Roland Clem, Dhara Christina Sheila Hara
  • Patent number: 11482865
    Abstract: A method and device which operates to record and evaluate an output of electrical energy of a hybrid power plant, wherein, in accordance with time and/or load, at least one expected generable and usable energy contribution resulting from the utilization of renewable energy sources and one expected energy contribution resulting from the utilization of convention energy carriers are recorded with different tariffs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Joachim Bamberger, Michael Bernhard Buhl, Florian Steinke, Jeremy Ralph Wiles
  • Patent number: 11436554
    Abstract: A network computer system selects a service provider for individual order requests by predicting an order preparation time of the respective supplier for the order request. During a time interval that precedes the order preparation time, the computer system matches an arrival time of a service provider to the respective supplier of an order request. The network computer system estimates an order delivery time for the requester based at least in part on the predicted order preparation time and on a location of the supplier relative to a location of the requester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Thanh Le Nguyen, Lei Kang, Mingshuai Gu, Hui Luan, Daniel Wang, Xinyu Wu
  • Patent number: 11410114
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems that can help an aerial transport service provider (ATSP) select an unmanned vehicle (UV) to deliver a temperature-sensitive item. In accordance with example embodiments, the ATSP system can generate a transport task to fulfill a request for delivery of the temperature-sensitive item, where the transport task involves delivering the item while maintaining a temperature of the item within a preferred temperature range. The system can calculate an amount of required energy to perform the transport task for each available UV of the fleet of UVs. Further, based on (i) the amount of required energy for each available UV, and (ii) a respective remaining battery energy level for each available UV, the ATSP system can select a first UV to perform the task. Yet further, the ATSP system can assign the transport task to the first UV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Wing Aviation LLC
    Inventors: Andre Prager, Kaiwen Gu
  • Patent number: 11403590
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and systems of route planning for package pickup and delivery includes: receiving predetermined locations in a geographic region and data representing a predetermined route connecting the predetermined locations; determining unit areas in the geographic region based on sequential nearness of the predetermined locations along the predetermined route, the unit areas including a first unit area and a second unit area, and the unit areas being configured such that all locations in the first unit area are to be visited before visiting locations of the second unit area; generating delivery patterns for determining a route connecting at least one of the unit areas, each delivery pattern including at least one of the unit areas associated with a visiting sequence; when receiving task data including target locations to visit, determining a target route using the delivery patterns and the target data; and sending the target route to a mobile apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Coupang Corp.
    Inventors: Wenting Mo, Yuanyuan Cen
  • Patent number: 11328249
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system for correcting address information. The system may include a memory storing instructions and at least one processor configured to execute the instructions to perform operations. The operations may include requesting an address for normalization from at least one of a current address or a residential history of a user; receiving, from a user device, a user input including requested address information responsive to the request for normalization; searching, based on the user input, a cache to determine whether a refined version of the requested address is available; returning, based on a determination that a refined version of the requested address exists in the cache, a refined address as the normalized address to the user; and beginning to transport a package to the user at the normalized address, by providing instructions to a mobile device associated with a delivery worker, to transport the package to the normalized address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: COUPANG CORP.
    Inventors: Hanjun Lee, Kyoungwook Lee, Hansham Jeon, Hyunsu Lim, Taeho Song
  • Patent number: 11301648
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method, computer system, and computer program product for tracking occupancy on a transit system is provided. The present invention may include receiving passenger information for passengers boarding a public transit system comprising one or more cars; counting the passengers within each of the cars of the public transit system based on the location of each of the passengers; identifying, based on the location of each of the passengers, whether each of the passengers is seated or standing; and displaying, based on the counting and identifying of the passengers, the current occupancy of each of the cars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gregg M. Arquero, Eli M. Dow, Syed F. Hossain, Joshua Schaeffer, Yunli Tang
  • Patent number: 11151509
    Abstract: Images that depict delivery locations associated with a customer may be captured or obtained. One or more classifiers may be utilized to detect and/or identify scene attributes that are depicted in the images and that are associated with the delivery location. One or more correlations between the scene attributes and delivery attributes associated with the delivery location may be determined and used to generate one or more scores for the delivery location. The correlation(s) and/or the score(s) may be utilized to determine delivery instructions that facilitate the delivery of items and/or packages to the delivery location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Pragyana K. Mishra
  • Patent number: 11151481
    Abstract: A system capable of associating tickets with an account to provide ticketless entry to an event. The system may verify that a user is associated with the account using far field verification techniques, such as using facial recognition or by detecting wireless signals. The system 100 may improve a user experience by simplifying the process of entering the event, as the far field verification techniques do not require direct interaction with the user. As a result, the user may access the event without stopping at the entrance to provide proof of purchase (e.g., a physical or electronic ticket, bar code, etc.), proof of identification (e.g., driver's license, passport, biometric scans, etc.) and/or other information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Harry Sun, Ian W Freed, Joseph Hopkins, Patrick R Schultz
  • Patent number: 11151506
    Abstract: Embodiments provide for using a set of sensors installing within a cargo container and on a vehicle to measure, monitor, and manage the cargo and available cargo capacity within the container. According to one embodiment, a method for measuring cargo capacity and monitoring cargo within a cargo container can comprise reading, by a monitoring system of the cargo container, a plurality of spatial sensors installed within the cargo container. The plurality of spatial sensors can comprise, for example, one or more light detection and ranging (LiDAR) sensors. An interior of the cargo container can be mapped based on reading the plurality of spatial sensors and available cargo capacity within the cargo container can be determined based on the mapping of the interior of the cargo container. The determined available cargo capacity within the cargo container can be transmitted from the monitoring system to a cloud-based cargo management system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Flex Ltd.
    Inventors: Christopher Bjorn Kilburn, Armando J. Lucrecio
  • Patent number: 11010988
    Abstract: Method, system and product for automatic parking payment and policy detection. One method comprises detecting a parking event, querying a parking policy database to obtain a parking policy for the parking location, wherein the parking policy indicates that the parking location is a paid parking spot; and initiating, either automatically or semi-automatically, a parking payment service for parking of the vehicle in the parking location based on the parking policy, wherein said initiating is performed by the mobile device. Another method comprises detecting a parking exit event, wherein the exit parking event is associated with a parking location that is a paid parking location; automatically determining whether a parking payment service is being used by the user for the paid parking location; and stopping the parking payment service for the paid parking location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Anagog Ltd.
    Inventors: Gil Levy, Yaron Aizenbud
  • Patent number: 11004030
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of systems, methods, and computer program products to process product return requests. In one embodiment, the method includes performing image analysis on the electronic device; retrieving business rules governing the warranty plan of a service provider associated with the electronic device; and determining whether the electronic device is accepted under the warranty plan based on the business rules and the image analysis associated with the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: FedEx Supply Chain Logistics & Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Randy W. Engel, Edgar A. Grigalis
  • Patent number: 11004028
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media for managing transport of a commodity from a point of origin to a destination are disclosed. The system receives rating information from one or more logistics service providers and parameters associated with a requested transport of the commodity from a shipper. A quote for the transport of the commodity is dynamically generated based on the rating information and the one or more parameters included in the request, and transmitted to the shipper. The system then receives an authorization to transport the commodity in accordance with the quote from the shipper, and generates one or more smart contracts for the transport of the commodity in response to receiving the authorization. The system monitors the transport of the commodity, and determines whether terms of a smart contract have been satisfied. When a term has been satisfied, operations corresponding to the satisfied terms are performed automatically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventor: Chris Broveleit
  • Patent number: 10949795
    Abstract: A method for securely transporting items in an autonomous vehicle (AV) between travel destinations includes implementing an electronic ledger on an electronic computing device. One or more electronic codes for are stored in the electronic ledger for controlling access to a physical container that can be secured in the AV. One or more destination addresses for the AV are stored in the electronic ledger. After receiving an access code that matches one of the one or more electronic codes, the physical container is secured in the AV. A destination address is obtained from the electronic ledger. The AV is directed to transport the physical container to the destination address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: H. Brock Kolls, Thomas Evans
  • Patent number: 10902354
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing system and a control method capable of effectively selecting a specific space unit. The information processing system includes a generation unit that specifies a user who occupies or reserves occupation of a specific space unit in a predetermined area, and generates a heat map in accordance with attribute information about the user, and a providing unit that provides the heat map as a user interface for the user to select a specific space in the predetermined area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroshi Iwanami
  • Patent number: 10846633
    Abstract: In one embodiment a request from a computing device of a passenger for a driver for a specified duration of time is received at a server comprising at least one processor. The request may include a start time and a pickup location. A first driver may be selected from a plurality of drivers to pick up the passenger. The selection of the first driver may be based on the start time and the pickup location specified in the request. Navigational data may be transmitted to the first driver to enable the first driver to pick up the passenger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: LYFT, INC.
    Inventors: Igor Magazinik, Ofer Samocha
  • Patent number: 10832206
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for managing and optimizing delivery networks. The method includes providing an intermediary between a consumer and a plurality of carriers, each carrier enabling items to be transported from pick up locations for the items to a delivery location associated with the consumer. The method also includes enabling, via a user interface for the intermediary, the consumer to request delivery of an order comprising one or more items to the delivery location. The method also includes communicating with the plurality of carriers to determine at least one available delivery time window according to carrier availability and a transit time for the requested delivery, the transit time being affected by inventory data and the delivery location. The method also includes initiating the delivery by a selected one of the plurality of carriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Clear Destination Inc.
    Inventor: Christian Lafrance
  • Patent number: 10810535
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments that include a loss prevention tracking system that includes at least one image capturing device configured to capture images of an electronic device beginning from a start processing point at a facility and until an end processing point at the facility; at least one image storing device configured to store the images of the electronic device; and at least one instruction processing device configured to provide an alert in response to a determination that the electronic device is at least one of missing and damaged between the start processing point and the end processing point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: FedEx Supply Chain Logistics & Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Randy W. Engel, Edgar A. Grigalis
  • Patent number: 10787315
    Abstract: A method includes providing a first route for a delivery vehicle that is associated with a first deadline to reach a first location. The method also includes receiving a cargo delivery request. The method further includes determining a second route for the delivery vehicle that includes a stop at an automated warehouse. The method additionally includes determining, based on scheduling information for robots at the warehouse, a projected availability time for cargo that satisfies the cargo delivery request to be available for pickup at the warehouse. The method also includes determining that the delivery vehicle is expected to reach the first location by the first deadline after traveling on the second route and picking up the cargo from the warehouse. The method further includes providing the second route to the delivery vehicle and causing a robot at the warehouse to prepare the cargo for pickup at the warehouse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Chris Hance, Thibault Vrevin