Patents Examined by Jan P Mincarelli
  • Patent number: 11908027
    Abstract: Methods and systems that allow a recipient to electronically receive documents and accept service of process include receiving personally identifiable information about the recipient, generating a retrieval code specific to the recipient and/or the documents, and causing the retrieval code to be displayed on a page or device for delivery to the recipient. Later, the methods and systems receive user input including the retrieval code, verify that the user is the recipient, provide the recipient access to the electronic documents, and offer the recipient electronic delivery of the electronic documents. If the recipient agrees to the offer of electronic delivery, the methods and systems cause the electronic documents to be electronically delivered to the recipient; and after they deliver the documents in full, they present an acceptance document acknowledging and accepting the service of the electronic documents upon the recipient, and ask the recipient to execute it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Inventors: Alexander J L Theoharis, Timothy D. Dinehart, Diane I. Conrad, Daniel Beier, Brandon H. Fuller, James J. MacLeod, Emily A. Barnard, David Thorn, Akshitha Vaddi, Aaron Cushman
  • Patent number: 11907915
    Abstract: The system enables one to securely recycle an electronic device in a publicly accessible location. In particular, the embodiment described may be used by a mobile phone owner to submit his/her mobile phone for recycling via an electronic kiosk and receive compensation in some form. The compensation might be dispersed via cash, voucher, credit or debit card, or other magnetic or electronic transaction methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: ecoATM, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Vincent Bowles, Michael Librizzi
  • Patent number: 11887058
    Abstract: A method and system for assessing a career profile of a candidate is disclosed. The system comprises a database configured to include a plurality of parameters and a plurality of scores respective to each parameter, a parser configured to parse the career profile to identify at least one parameter from the plurality of parameters within the career profile and an analytics engine configured to retrieve a score from the plurality of scores for the at least one parameter identified within the career profile, compute a score of at least one category based on the retrieved score, wherein the at least one category comprises the at least one parameter identified within the career profile, and provide feedback to the candidate on the career profile in accordance with the computed score of the at least one category.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Vmock Inc.
    Inventors: Salil Pande, Kiran Pande
  • Patent number: 11875420
    Abstract: Techniques are described that provide a centralized system to coordinate disparate teams involved in handling various tasks, including, for example, the tasks relating to settling the affairs of an estate. In one described example, such techniques provide a centralized estate resource system (ERS) to create, manage, track, and coordinate task checklists and actions for each of the teams including interactions between teams. The ERS may assign specific personnel within each team to a given estate, send notifications and warnings to appropriate team members when tasks are due or complete, and facilitate messaging between team members to communicate when information is needed or has become available. The ERS may provide updated status and information across teams without violating privacy or security regulations, as may be the case with email, text messages, or voice messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Mary Ann Watt Lagnese, Margaret Melchior, Scott Stout, Adam Davis, Catalina Johnson, Paige Wilbur, Alicia Moore
  • Patent number: 11868970
    Abstract: A method for managing device lifecycles within an industrial automation environment. The method includes receiving a scanning configuration and a request for lifecycle management data through a user interface, and based on the scanning configuration, scanning a plurality of industrial devices within the industrial automation environment to produce configuration data for the industrial automation environment. The method also includes transferring the configuration data and the request for lifecycle management data to a product compatibility and download center through a communication interface, receiving lifecycle management data from the product compatibility and download center through the communication interface, and displaying the lifecycle management data to a user through the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Scott A. Miller, Michael J. Anthony, Adam J. Gregory, Evan J. Kausalik, Robert J. Koba, Randy Scott Oakley, Jr., Beniamin J. Skubis, Rudy Zhi Yang
  • Patent number: 11854020
    Abstract: Application and associated methods relate to facilitating verification of authenticity of a product instance. Such verification of authenticity is facilitated by a verification transceiver configured to be affixed to a product instance. The verification transceiver includes an engagement fixture configured to affix the verification transceiver to a product instance. The verification transceiver includes a receiver configured to receive a query signal from a proximate mobile device. The verification transceiver includes a transmitter configured to transmit a current encoded signal indicative of the product instance in response to receiving the query signal. The verification transceiver also includes a verification-code sequencer configured to advance the current encoded signal to a next encoded signal in a sequence of encoded signals, each of the sequence indicative of the product instance, current encoded signal advanced to be transmitted in response to a next received query signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Manicka Institute LLC
    Inventor: Yatheendhar D. Manicka
  • Patent number: 11847710
    Abstract: A mechanism is provided to implement a contract analytic binding and provenance system. The mechanism loads contract rules for an agreement between a plurality of contract parties and creates an analytic entry per rule to form a set of analytic entries, Each analytic entry is associated with an executable analytic function. The mechanism assigns each analytic entry a directed acyclic graph vertex. The mechanism confirms alignment between the contract rules and the set of analytic entries and stores the set of analytic entries in peer ledgers associated with the plurality of contract parties. The mechanism activates the set of analytic entries responsive to confirming provenance of the peer ledgers associated with the plurality of contract parties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Corville O. Allen, Pratul Gupta, Francisco Phelan Curbera, Richard Martin Scott
  • Patent number: 11823212
    Abstract: In an aspect, an apparatus for greenhouse gas tracking is presented. An apparatus includes at least a processor and a memory communicatively connected to the at least a processor. At least a processor is configured to receive a first set of greenhouse gas data from a first greenhouse gas source of a user of a plurality of users. At least a processor is configured to receive a second set of greenhouse gas data form a second greenhouse gas source of a user of a plurality of users. At least a processor is configured to determine a first greenhouse gas metric associated with a first greenhouse gas source. At least a processor is configured to determine a second greenhouse gas metric associated with a second greenhouse gas source. At least a processor is configured to calculate a greenhouse gas ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: PITT-OHIO Express, LLC
    Inventors: Justine A. Russo, Scott Sullivan, Stephen Milcoff, Dan Murcek, Robert Sroufe
  • Patent number: 11798007
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for facilitating creation, modification, provisioning and transfer of trusted electronic compliance documents. For each of multiple user requests to provide or receive trusted electronic compliance documents, automated operations are performed to determine whether the request is directed to one of a plurality of maintained trusted electronic compliance documents. Each trusted electronic compliance document references information regarding parties to a potential transaction and confers at least partial eligibility for parties to participate in the potential transaction. When it is determined that the request is directed to a maintained trusted electronic compliance document, access to the indicated trusted electronic compliance document is provided, including modifying a copy of the indicated trusted electronic compliance document to include information referenced with respect to an entity associated with the user request and an originator of the trusted electronic compliance document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Inventors: Michael J. Maselli, Andrew Brandon Chan
  • Patent number: 11798068
    Abstract: A lease management system is for providing a lease management marketplace social network. A server may be configured to provide a landlord web interface, a tenant web interface, and a third party web interface, respectively for a landlord user, a tenant user, and a third party user for accessing a lease management database, the landlord web interface, the tenant web interface, and the third party web interface each accessing different portions of the lease management database. The server may be configured to ingest a lease document via the landlord web interface into the lease management database, and receive tenant values via the tenant web interface into the lease management database. The server may be configured to when a match between the tenant user and the landlord user exists, connect the landlord user and the tenant user in the lease management marketplace social network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: LEASECAKE, INC.
    Inventors: Shailesh Taj Adhav, James W Bankston, David Schrader, Marco Ledesma
  • Patent number: 11790328
    Abstract: A recycling kiosk for recycling and financial remuneration for submission of a mobile telephone is disclosed herein. The recycling kiosk includes an inspection area with at least one camera and a plurality of electrical connectors in order to perform a visual analysis and an electrical analysis of the mobile telephone for determination of a value of the mobile telephone. The recycling kiosk also includes a processor, a display and a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: ecoATM, LLC
    Inventor: Mark Vincent Bowles
  • Patent number: 11790325
    Abstract: An operation support device includes a computation unit that: calculates cost of separation treatment that depends on deterioration of a separation membrane using a cleaning efficiency model expressing deterioration of the separation membrane relative to the number of cleaning events, the separation membrane being configured to remove removal target from sewage; calculates operation cost using the cost of separation treatment, cleaning cost for one cleaning event for the separation membrane, and replacement cost for one replacement event for the separation membrane; determines, based on the operation cost, a first reference value used for determining whether to clean the separation membrane and a second reference value used for determining whether to replace the separation membrane; and calculates cleaning schedule and replacement schedule for the separation membrane using the first reference value and the second reference value determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Natsumi Hatta, Takumi Suda, Eiji Imamura, Wataru Yoshida
  • Patent number: 11783346
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a system may facilitate collaborative transaction processing associated with a supply chain having a first entity and a second entity. In particular, a first entity database may store electronic records including information associated with at least a portion of the supply chain, and a first entity communication port may exchange information via a distributed computer system. A first entity computer processor may retrieve from the first entity database the information associated with the at least a portion of the supply chain. A subset of information about the supply chain may be identified by the first entity computer processor as being of interest to the second entity. The identified subset of information about the supply chain may then be recorded via a secure, distributed transaction ledger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Peter Koudal, Benjamin Edward Beckmann, Annarita Giani, John William Carbone, Joseph Salvo, Junrong Yan, Dan Yang, Patricia MacKenzie, Walter Yund
  • Patent number: 11769219
    Abstract: A computer-implemented and interactive real estate contract generation and editing process that allows a user to select “easy” or “do-it-yourself” contract formation sessions, comprising the steps of communicatively coupling a first electronic computing device to a computer server over a wireless communication network and generating a digital graphical user interface (GUI) on an electronic display of the first computing device with a plurality of digital data input fields operably configured to receive alpha-numeric text; initiating a network-based remote “easy” contract formation session that includes selecting a plurality of GUI icons and inputting contract formation data into each of the plurality of digital data input fields; and generating a digital document with a plurality of independent preformed paragraphs each having at least one fillable contract data field disposed therein and filled in with one of the plurality of digital data input fields to create a finalized digital document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Inventor: Anthony Makins
  • Patent number: 11755990
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure include a method, an apparatus, and computer-readable medium for transmitting, via a RFID device, an allocation request for serial numbers to be associated with a product identifier, receiving a batch of serial numbers from a remote server, selecting a first serial number from the batch of serial numbers, wherein the first serial number is selected during a time period in which the RFID device lacks network connectivity with the remote server, transmitting the first serial number to a first RFID tag configured to be coupled with an article associated with the product identifier, and transmitting an update to the remote server indicating that the first serial number has been registered to the first RFID tag, in response to determining the RFID device is communicatively connected to the remote server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: Declan Tarrant, David Patrick McCullough, Jay Lickfett, Mayuri Sarupuri, Suresh Kumar, Srinath Goud Medala
  • Patent number: 11748768
    Abstract: The invention relates to commodity anti-counterfeit verification system based on natural biological information. The system includes an anti-counterfeit information generation module used for generating unique anti-counterfeit information corresponding to a commodity, an anti-counterfeit database used for storing the unique anti-counterfeit information generated by the anti-counterfeit information generation module, and an anti-counterfeit information verification module used for carrying out anti-counterfeit verification on the commodity according to the unique anti-counterfeit information stored in the anti-counterfeit database. The anti-counterfeit information generation module comprises an identity information generator, a natural biological information generation assembly, and an information binder. Compared with the prior art, the system has the advantages of being easy to implement, good in anti-counterfeit performance, capable of reducing costs, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Shanghai iGlobalID Network Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Wenqiang Zhu
  • Patent number: 11727513
    Abstract: A method and a server system for facilitating implementation of regulations by organizations is described. Regulations are sourced from data stores associated with a plurality of regulatory authorities to configure a corpus of regulations. A plurality of enriched regulations is generated from the corpus of regulations. A user is enabled to create a construct related to at least one of an organization and an industry associated with the user. The construct is indicative of corresponding functional constituents and relationships among the functional constituents. Search and discovery of one or more regulations applicable to the organization or the industry is facilitated. Subsequent to the discovery of the one or more regulations, a linking of clauses of a respective enriched regulation to at least one functional constituent of the construct is enabled for facilitating implementation of the one or more regulations applicable to the organization or the industry associated with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Regology, Inc.
    Inventors: Pavan Bayyapu, Mukund Goenka
  • Patent number: 11710105
    Abstract: A network of collection, charging and/or distribution machines collect, charge and/or distribute portable electrical energy storage devices (e.g., batteries, supercapacitors or ultracapacitors). In some embodiments, if the user selects to change their current portable electrical power storage device exchange plan to a two-portable electrical power storage device exchange plan while exchanging their current portable electrical power storage device, the user will return their current portable electrical power storage device and will receive two portable electrical power storage devices in exchange at the collection, charging and distribution machine. The user may also be required to pay additional fees and/or commit to additional obligations while at the collection, charging and distribution machine in order to change to the different portable electrical power storage device exchange plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: Gogoro Inc.
    Inventor: Hok-Sum Horace Luke
  • Patent number: 11710103
    Abstract: A security system includes a security panel operable to communicate with a support site via a lightweight binary-based protocol to echo a security panel user interface with the support site. A method of communicating with a security system including communicating with a support site via a lightweight binary-based protocol to echo a security panel user interface at the support site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Anantha Krishnan, Michael Ramoutar, Ramesh Babu, Prakash Bodla
  • Patent number: 11704704
    Abstract: A method including a system receiving, in real-time and through a computer network, a donation authorization from a donor via a donor user interface executed on a donor device of the donor. The donation authorization can comprise: a donation amount, a donor token for the donor, a donee first token for a donee, and/or donee information. The donor token can be uniquely associated with a donor account for the donor, and the donor account can be maintained by a sender financial institution. The donee first token can be uniquely associated with a donee account for the donee, and the donee account can be maintained by a receiver financial institution. The method further can include the system, after receiving the donation authorization, instructing or facilitating, in real-time and through the computer network, the receiver financial institution to post in real-time the donation amount to the donee account. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: EARLY WARNING SERVICES, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph Sean Sylvester