Patents Examined by Jay Huang
  • Patent number: 10417655
    Abstract: In an illustrative system and method for disbursing resources includes (i) receiving a user request for a coupon, the user request including user criteria; (2) matching the received user criteria with a target audience criteria; (3) transmitting a coupon to a user, the coupon including a unique password based upon a match of the received user criteria and the target audience criteria; (4) receiving a request for registration of the unique password of the coupon with the user; (5) receiving a request for validation of the unique password of the coupon; and (6) authorizing the user to access the network resource associated with the coupon upon validation of the unique password.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: VTU de Colombia S.A.
    Inventor: Johannes Kling Mazuera
  • Patent number: 10410235
    Abstract: Techniques for identifying a user and authenticating payment transactions based on the identification include requesting the user to send his audio, video, and/or image from the point of sale location and comparing the received audio, video, and/or image to an audio/video/image on file to identify and authenticate the user as being the official holder of the payment device being used in the transaction. Once the user is authenticated, the payment processing can be performed using conventional techniques. Some techniques involve use of accelerometer data associated with the user in addition to or in lieu of the audio, video, and/or image data to perform the identification and authentication of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventor: Patrick Faith
  • Patent number: 10373129
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to a method, system and program product for generating a stable value digital asset tied to a blockchain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Winklevoss IP, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel William Halley James, Brandon Arvanaghi, Cem Paya, Eric Winer, Cameron Howard Winklevoss, Tyler Howard Winklevoss
  • Patent number: 10373173
    Abstract: Relevant content is prepared and selected for delivery to a member of a network based, in part, on prior online activities of the other members of the network, and the closeness of the member's relationship with the other members of the network. The relevant content may be an online ad, and is selected from a number of candidate online ads based on click-through rates of groups that are predefined with respect to the member and with respect to certain attributes. An online ad's revenue-generating potential may be considered in the selection process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey B. Winner, Nicholas Galbreath
  • Patent number: 10373161
    Abstract: A method for performing vending transactions includes generating a token upon request by a wireless appliance is provided. The method includes placing the token in a remote server; placing the token in the wireless appliance; providing the token from the wireless appliance to a point-of-sale (POS) terminal; authenticating the token with the remote server; validating the token to perform the vending transaction; and deleting the token from the remote server when the vending transaction is complete. A method for using a wireless appliance in vending transactions is provided. A method for using a remote server configured to connect to a wireless appliance and a POS terminal in vending transactions is provided. A system to perform vending transactions using an internet connection as above is provided. The system may include a remote server including a private account; the remote server configured to communicate with a POS terminal and a wireless appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Prashanth Ranganathan, Alexander Olson, Tobias Speckbacher
  • Patent number: 10361864
    Abstract: A platform feature licensing module (e.g., a USB Smart Card Token) securely stores and communicates a platform feature enabling license, corresponding to a selectable platform feature, to an authenticated platform. The module includes a secure microcontroller, a secure communication port, and secure non-volatile memory in which is stored the platform feature enabling license. The module is configured to securely communicate with, and to authenticate the identity of the platform, via an integrated embedded controller embedded into the platform. The integrated embedded controller enables the selectable platform feature in response to a platform feature enabling license received from the platform feature licensing module. The integrated embedded controller and platform feature licensing module communicate securely using a predetermined public-key cryptography technique, with each having a PKI-based key pair to provide authentication and cryptographic services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventor: Duncan Glendinning
  • Patent number: 10339562
    Abstract: A system environment supporting one or more advertisers and one or more ad publishers provides a means of sharing user-targeted advertisement. One or more hashing modules in the system environment provide the advertisers and ad publishers a means of sharing this information without revealing a user's personally identifiable information (PII). If a lossy hash is chosen, then an advertiser can communicate targeted advertisements to an ad publisher without revealing any PII to the ad publisher that the ad publisher did not already know.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Hong Yan, Gokul Rajaram, Ami Vora, Mark E. Zuckerberg
  • Patent number: 10339276
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and a computer program product allow additional features of a software package to be enabled by downloading and activating a corresponding license. More particularly, the methods, apparatuses and computer program product enable a network element, such as transmission equipment of an operator, to request a corresponding license from a server, such as a device management server of a communications provider, via a remote connection, even after a transition period in which all of the software features corresponding to a software package were provided to the operator. The transmission equipment can transmit a request for the corresponding license(s) to the device management server at a time later than the transition period, so that a remote management deadlock situation does not occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventors: Andre Wardaschka, Andreas Wannenwetsch, Daniel Fuhrmann