Patents Examined by Jeffrey A. Smith
  • Patent number: 11687994
    Abstract: A system for categorizing, visualizing, and recommending cannabis products based on objective data of the chemical composition of products is described. This system allows cannabis products to be visualized and compared based on their chemical composition, even by laypeople with little or no knowledge of the underlying objective data. A recommendation system is built upon this which can recommend products for consumption, including a user interface for receiving user input, which includes at least one of demographic data, desired level of psychoactivity, or prior experience with the product, a merchant interface for receiving merchant input, including at least one of general data descriptive of the regulated product, lab data descriptive of the regulated products chemical composition, and user data descriptive of subjective effects of the regulated product on a user; and a decision engine making a recommendation of product according to correlation of the lab data with the user data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Leafly Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Nickolas Jikomes, Marc Brandon Hensley, Andrew MacRae, Matthew Bollen, Stephanie Smith, Camille Lim, Michael Wityk, Adam Hilborn, Sam Starr, Santiago Seira, Rachael Crocker Duranti, Christiana Smith, George Paul Ammatuna, III, Zack Seuberling, Renata Leao Duarte
  • Patent number: 11681973
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for a supply chain entity having an inventory of one or more items and a warehouse management system receiving orders for one or more items, determining a container for the one or more items, and generating a packing plan for the items. Aspects of the embodiments may include one or more instruction rendering devices having a sensor and a displaying augmented reality instructions and feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: Blue Yonder Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Soles, BenoƮt Rochon, Christopher Tyler
  • Patent number: 11669878
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to automatically determining customer information in response to detecting that a customer's mobile device is located at a retail location. A mobile device of the customer may detect a communication from a wireless communication beacon, and may send a customer ID to a backend server. Upon receiving the customer ID, the backend server may access customer information, and transmit it to a server of the retail location. The server may, in turn, cause a customer mobile device in the retail location to display the customer information, thus facilitating effective and efficient customer service. With the customer's permission, upon detecting the customer's mobile device, customer information may be pushed to a salesperson's device or information (e.g., insurance quote or claim information; new vehicle financing, feature, or review information; or other product or service information) may be pushed to the customer's mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Inventors: Alex Zadoks, Connor Dieckman, Stephanie Delong, Nihal Shah, Alex Littleton, Amber Harris
  • Patent number: 11663640
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein for automatic subscription-based ordering of product components. During display of media content, the system receives a voice input and determines that the voice input indicates interest in a product. The system identifies the components required to create the product and identifies a subscription to an automated shopping service. Upon identifying the subscription, the system determines whether required components are available via the automated shopping service. Further, the system excludes components that were previously purchased via the automated shopping service, and the system automatically places an order through the automated shopping service for the remaining components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: ROVI GUIDES, INC.
    Inventors: Denisse Breaux, Matthew Wildrick, Evangeline Castaneda, Mark Thompson
  • Patent number: 11663649
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a near field communication (NFC) and a Bluetooth-based digital price display system, and providing a digital price indicator communicating with a server to change information in real time, display information on a product, and replace a tag with an application installed in the digital price indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: APELLES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Min Woong Choi
  • Patent number: 11645694
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for providing purchase recommendations. According to some examples, a method may include: determining a set of vehicle characteristics represented in a candidate set of vehicles; for each vehicle characteristic in the set of vehicle characteristics, determining a percentage of the candidate set possessing the respective vehicle characteristic; selecting, from the set of vehicle characteristics, a vehicle characteristic based on a proximity of the respectively determined percentage to 50%; transmitting, to a user device associated with a user, an inquiry for a user preference regarding the selected vehicle characteristic; receiving, from the user device, a response indicating the user preference regarding the selected vehicle characteristic; excluding vehicles from the candidate set based on the indicated user preference to obtain a reduced candidate set; and transmitting, to the user device, a recommendation of one or more vehicles from the reduced candidate set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Micah Price, Qiaochu Tang, Geoffrey Dagley, Avid Ghamsari, Jason Hoover, Staevan Duckworth, Stephen Michael Wylie
  • Patent number: 11615453
    Abstract: Some aspects of the present disclosure are directed to computerized methods for extracting attributes from product titles. The method may include: retrieving a title associated with a product listing and historical product title data; refining the title; determining at least one tag associated with an attribute; generating, based on the at least one extracted tag and the historical title data, a first combination of one or more attributes; determining whether the title includes at least one plurality of product options, and if so: determining, for each product option hi the plurality of product options, a second combination of one or more attributes by removing attributes associated with alternative product options from the first combination; and generating a product identifier based on the second combination; and if the title does not include at least one plurality of product options, generating, the product identifier based on the first combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: Coupang Corp.
    Inventors: Joon Shik Hong, Seong Jin Lee, Han Byul Bang
  • Patent number: 11610249
    Abstract: This application relates to apparatus and methods for automatically determining item relevancy based on textual information. In some examples, a computing device receives a search query, and a plurality of items corresponding to the search query. The computing device may identify one or more features of the search query. The computing device may generate relevancy values for each of the items based on the features of the search query, and features of each of the plurality of items. For example, the computing device may generate, for each of the items, a plurality of relevance values, each relevance value generated based on a feature of the search query and corresponding features of the item. The computing device may transmit the generated relevancy values for the plurality of items. In some examples, the computing device may rank the plurality of items based on the generated relevancy values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Rahul Iyer, Shashank Kedia, Anirudha Sundaresan, Shubham Gupta, Praveenkumar Kanumala, Stephen Dean Guo, Kannan Achan
  • Patent number: 11610247
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods and systems including receiving at an e-commerce platform a surface data from a customer computing device, where the surface data is related to a physical surface with surface dimensions; selecting with a recommendation engine of the e-commerce platform at least two surface items to be positioned upon the physical surface, the selecting based at least in part on dimensional data of the at least two surface items, wherein at least one of the at least two surface items is a merchant product; determine a quantity of each of the at least two surface items based on the surface dimensions and the dimensional data of the at least two surface items; and communicating a recommendation comprising the quantity of the at least two surface items to the customer computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: Shopify Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Beauchamp
  • Patent number: 11593864
    Abstract: A system and method of an intelligent shopping infrastructure is provided. A data storage of current inventory from a plurality of merchants is maintained. User preferences that indicate an item affinity of a user are retrieved. Furthermore, a location of the user is detected. Using the detected location, available inventory, and item affinity, an available item from the current inventory of a merchant located within a predetermined distance to the location of the user that match the item affinity of the user is identified. The available item is presented on a user interface of a client device of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: EBAY INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Bret MacLaurin, James Ross Skorupski, Healey Cypher, Flynn Joffray, Hsin-Yi Chien
  • Patent number: 11593694
    Abstract: Method, apparatus and computer program product for performing a cross-model predictive inference to generate a cross-model predictive output for a plurality of predictive inputs using a plurality of predictive models. For example, the apparatus includes at least one processor and at least one non-transitory memory including program code. The at least one non-transitory memory and the program code are configured to, with the at least one processor, obtain a model selection probability distribution which defines, for each predictive model, a respective selection probability score; obtain, for each predictive model, respective cross-model normalization data; for each predictive input, determine a cross-model predictive score; and determine, based on each determined cross-model predictive score, the cross-model predictive output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: Groupon, Inc.
    Inventors: Ana Ananthakumar, Afsin Bulbul, Andrew Lisy, Situo Liu, Hechao Sun
  • Patent number: 11587132
    Abstract: An approach to facilitating pricing of virtual containers is provided. Item prices associated with obtaining item instances of virtual items in a game space may be determined. Probabilities that container instances of virtual containers will provide individual ones of the item instances of the virtual items upon activation by users in the game space may be determined. Container prices to be associated with obtaining the container instances of the virtual containers may be determined based on the determined item prices and/or the determined probabilities. A store interface may present offers to the users to purchase the container instances of the virtual containers at the determined container prices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: Kabam, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael C. Caldarone, Stephanie K. Schultz
  • Patent number: 11587148
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer-readable media are provided for determining individual item-level details associated with a transaction. A plurality of purchase transactions associated with different merchants may be displayed via a user interface. Responsive to a user selection of a first transaction, of the plurality of transactions, a camera may capture an image of at least a portion of a user receipt associated with the first transaction. The image of the user receipt may be analyzed using one or more optical character recognition (OCR) algorithms to convert the image of the user receipt into textual data. One or more character strings associated with line item-level details may be extracted from the textual data associated with the first transaction. Additional information associated with the line item details may be determined and the line item details and the additional information may be displayed via a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Brice Elder, Aditya Pai, Sarah Olsen
  • Patent number: 11587145
    Abstract: Systems and methods to predict and optimize automated recipe selection and item delivery for a customer. An item-selection server selects a plurality of predicted recipes based on customer preferences and order history. Hard and soft constraints are obtained to perform the optimization of the predicted recipes. The hard constraints define parameters that cannot be violated by a recipe or set of recipes, and soft constraints define parameters that expresses a tradeoff value associated with a recipe or set of recipes. Optimization includes selecting multiple sets of predicted recipes based on the hard constraints and scoring each recipe set based on the soft constraints, item inventory, and customer preferences. A specific set of recipes is selected for the order based on the scores, and the filling of the order is initiated for the customer with items associated with the selected set of recipes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: HUNGRYROOT, INC.
    Inventors: Benjamin Pierce McKean, Da Kong, Luke Joseph Vaccaro, Rachel Lynn Donze, Jiaming Zhang, Alex Weinstein
  • Patent number: 11568392
    Abstract: The DYNAMIC CHECKOUT BUTTON APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS (DCB) transforms product page checkout request input and user identification input via DCB components such as offer/discount determination component and checkout button embedding component, into dynamic checkout button outputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Inventors: Thomas Purves, Clint Florez, Amit Gupta, Aparna Krishnan Girish, Peng Zhao, Chunxi Jiang, Sang Wook Lee, Kevin Carvalho
  • Patent number: 11568469
    Abstract: Features are disclosed for training and using a recommendation model configured to receive inputs from a user via a first channel and a second channel. The recommendation model can be trained with inputs from the first channel and inputs from the second channel. The recommendation model can receive a plurality of inputs from multiple channels and determine a probability of a future potential event for each channel. The probabilities may be based on the probability of a repeat event and the probability of a general event. The recommendation model may generate a recommendation for the user based on the probabilities of a future potential event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Rongting Zhang, Jie Yang
  • Patent number: 11568468
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system, method, and computer program for automatically providing similar product recommendations for sold-out products promoted on non-merchant publisher sites, wherein the similar product recommendations are filtered for publisher preferences. A computer system with a product database provides a platform that enables non-merchant publishers to search products in the database, create call-to-actions on publisher sites for products in the database, and automatically receive similar product recommendations when end users of the publisher sites attempt to purchase promoted products that are now sold out. Once a publisher creates a call-to-action for a product that subsequently becomes sold out, similar product recommendations are provided without requiring any action on the publisher's part to change the publisher's site. Similar product recommendations are tailored to each publisher to account for publisher preferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Rakuten Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Brent Dore Locks, David Andrew Peck
  • Patent number: 11568460
    Abstract: A product evaluation device includes a receiving means for receiving product specifying information for specifying a product attribute, an acquisition means for acquiring designation in formation corresponding to a product attribute specified by the product specifying information from a storage means storing, for each product attribute, a genuine image showing a characteristic part for evaluating whether a product is a genuine product and designation information designating the characteristic part in association with each other, a request means for requesting a user to take a photograph by designating a characteristic part of the product based on the designation information acquired from the storage means and requesting a photographed image obtained by the photographing, and an output means for outputting an evaluation result obtained based on the photographed image provided in response to the request and the genuine image stored in the storage means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Rakuten Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Udana Bandara, Soh Masuko
  • Patent number: 11568472
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed for facilitating, via an interactive display platform, a sales transaction conducted in real time between a consultant associated with a consultant device and a customer associated with a customer device. Independent user interaction control capabilities are assigned to the consultant device and the customer device for controlling the sharing of information, the identification of selections pertaining to the shared information and the population of a virtual shopping cart based on the selections, and/or for interacting with the shared information, selections and populated virtual shopping cart. The disclosed methods and apparatus can facilitate a sales transaction involving any type of product and/or service, including the sale of a report containing product data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Nielsen Consumer LLC
    Inventors: Lauren Lubeck, Vivek Sudarsan, Ron Fisher
  • Patent number: 11562415
    Abstract: Systems and methods for color coordination for scanned products are provided. A kiosk has an input device, a display device, and an optical code reader. The kiosk has access to a product/color database. The kiosk is configured to receive an identification code scanned by the optical code reader, determine a flooring product associated with the identification code, determine at least one coordinating color for the flooring product based on the product/color database, display a simulated environment including a sample room having at least one selectable surface, display on the display device the at least one coordinating color, receive with the input device a selected color, receive with the input device a selected surface from the sample room, and display on the display device the simulated environment showing the sample room with the flooring product and with the selected color on the selected surface of the sample room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Behr Process Corporation
    Inventors: Damien Reynolds, Douglas Milsom, Cecelia Wren