Patents Examined by Jeffrey A. Smith
  • Patent number: 10402875
    Abstract: A method for improved management of a purchase order comprises searching online for at least one product or group of products similar to each other to be ordered from a generic supplier and obtaining a confirmation of availability. The step of searching for the product to be ordered from the generic supplier can be extended to search for the product or the group of products or alternative products available at least one alternative supplier. The product or group of products or the alternative products found at the alternative supplier are inserted into a shopping cart of the alternative supplier and compared with the product or the group of products of the generic supplier. The extension of the search is started automatically by a search and compare software application authorized by the user and provided by the alternative supplier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Ingram Micro S.r.l.
    Inventors: Antonio Masenza, Pietro Viccardi
  • Patent number: 10402882
    Abstract: A method for identifying merchant trade areas for search result filtering includes: storing a plurality of merchant profiles, each profile including data related to a merchant including a merchant identifier and merchant geographic location; storing a plurality of transaction data entries, each entry including data related to a payment transaction including a specific merchant identifier and merchant geographic location associated with a merchant involved in the transaction, a consumer primary geographic location associated with a consumer involved in the transaction, and a travel distance based on a distance between the merchant and consumer primary geographic locations; identifying, for each merchant profile, merchant trade area data, the data including trade distances based on the travel distance included in transaction data entries where the included specific merchant identifier corresponds to the merchant identifier included in the respective merchant profile; and updating merchant profiles to include th
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Bruce MacNair, Gene Corcoran, Kenneth Unser
  • Patent number: 10395300
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a customized cosmetics recommendation for a specific user. In one embodiment a method comprises capturing an image that includes the face of the specific user, producing a set of hyperspectral images from the image, analyzing the hyperspectral images to determine a set of spectral components of the face, and providing a recommendation for one or more cosmetics customized for the specific user based on the set of spectral components and cosmetician expert judgement. The image may be captured using a hyperspectral imaging camera. The set of spectral components is compared to a plurality of previous sets of spectral components to find a match and one or more cosmetics mapped to the match are provided as the recommendation. Additionally, a set of conditional options may be received and one or more cosmetics mapped to the set of conditional options and the set of spectral components are provided as the recommendation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Wendy Chong, Levente Klein, James R. Kozloski, John J. Rice, Pablo Meyer Rojas, Alejandro Gabriel Schrott
  • Patent number: 10387934
    Abstract: Techniques for providing category predictions may be provided. For example, a process may attempt to improve a user experience when the user provides a search query. The process can predict the category associated with the search query, even when the category is not a keyword in the search query. Once the category is determined, data may be provided for the particular category, including data that enables an adjustment of a user experience. For example, when the category is apparel, the user experience may include an image-heavy layout and, when the category is books, the user experience may provide more text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Jay Hoover
  • Patent number: 10387924
    Abstract: A device may determine an occurrence of a user interaction. The device may obtain information associated with the user interaction. The device may detect a mobile device transmitting a particular identifier. The mobile device may be associated with the user interaction. The device may establish a connection with the mobile device based on the particular identifier. The device may transmit the information associated with the user interaction to the mobile device to cause the mobile device to transmit the information associated with the user interaction to a server device associated with the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Cellco Partnership
    Inventor: Lily Zhu
  • Patent number: 10380669
    Abstract: A query is input to a search engine and search results, such as product records, are identified as relevant to the query. The results are presented to a user in a first interface, such as one allowing scrolling in a first direction. On selection of a result, a second interface is displayed of a “shelf” for the selected result, the shelf including related items such as might be located on a same shelf as the selected result in a retail location. The second interface may allow scrolling in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Hemanth Kumar Narayanan, Pravat Ranjan Rana, Bhaavan Merchant, Aastha Garg
  • Patent number: 10373227
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate generally to the generation and presentation of product recommendations, ratings and/or reviews to social networking users. More specifically, one or more embodiments of the present disclosure relate to detecting a user's interest in a product or product category and presenting the user with a summary of product information, such as recommendations, ratings and/or reviews of the product or product category by other users within a social networking system, including by socially connected users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventor: Lee Charles Linden
  • Patent number: 10366433
    Abstract: Usage based content search result techniques are described. In one or more implementations, a digital medium environment controls image searches and availability by one or more computing devices. A search is performed by the one or more computing devices to locate images made available via a network by a content sharing service responsive to one or more inputs received from a user. A search result is configured by the one or more computing devices that includes the plurality of images based at least in part on an amount of usage of respective said images by other users of the content sharing service. Output of the search result is controlled via a user interface by the one or more computing devices to the user of the content sharing service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Zeke Koch, Baldo Faieta, Jen-Chan Chien, Mark M. Randall, Olivier Sirven, Philipp Koch, Dennis G. Nicholson
  • Patent number: 10346897
    Abstract: A method for sharding a store order database and order management application is provided. The method may include a computer router associated with a store receiving, from a customer computer, a query regarding an order. The router may use resident shard determination logic to identify a database shard which pertains to the order and which is part of a store order database having multiple database shards. The router may transmit information regarding the order to a database server which implements the identified database shard and which implements an order management system application layer. The database server may process information regarding the order and transmit information regarding the order to the customer computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Madhavan Kandhadai Vasantham, Sreekanth Sreedhararaj
  • Patent number: 10332186
    Abstract: Various embodiments herein each include at least one of systems, methods, software, and devices for artificial intelligence augmented facility interaction. One such embodiment, in the form of a method includes identifying a location of a mobile device associated with a customer account within a facility. This method further includes determining at least one product recommendation based on data stored in a database associated with the customer account in view of the identified location and transmitting, via a network, the determined product recommendation data to the mobile device for presentation on the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Joseph Arnold White
  • Patent number: 10319016
    Abstract: A representative market place system that facilitates discovering and purchasing products online includes a market place server that is interconnected to a plurality of computing devices by way of a network. The market place server includes a processing device; and memory including a market place manager which has instructions that are executed by the processing device. The instructions include the logics of receiving and displaying a content from a user; associating at least one product with at least a portion of the content; storing the content and the at least one product in a database; and displaying the at least one product at the content. The at least one displayed product includes product information and is selectable by the user for placing the at least one selected product that is associated with the at least a portion of the content in an online shopping cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventor: Caroline Van Sickle
  • Patent number: 10296956
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are technologies for providing recommendations as to particular products and/or services that are customer specific and general, based on customer preference and inquiry. The recommendations are provided as part of an online shopping system. In accordance with one aspect, an item query is received from a customer, and analyzed by a query analyzer to determine if the query is a general item query or a specific item query. A search may be performed for items based on the item query in an items database listing items offered for purchase. If the query is the general item query, customer preference is determined from results of the search. If the query is the specific item query, the items from the results of the search are grouped based on cost performance. The items of the search result are ranked and provided to the customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Zhan Shi, Yu Cheng, Gufei Sun, Wen-Syan Li
  • Patent number: 10290033
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method for warning users about untrustworthy application payment pages may include (1) detecting, within an Internet browser, a payment page to purchase an application, (2) determining a source of origin of the payment page, (3) querying a reputation database to determine a reputation of the source of origin of the payment page, (4) receiving a response from the reputation database indicating that the source of origin of the payment page is untrustworthy, and (5) in response to receiving the response that indicates that the source of origin of the payment page is untrustworthy, warning a user of the Internet browser that the source of origin of the payment page is untrustworthy. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventor: Shuaib Ahmad
  • Patent number: 10282775
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for automatically remediating fallouts in an ordering system of a consumer telecommunications network. In use, one or more fallout errors are detected in one or more ordering systems associated with a consumer telecommunications network. Information associated with the one or more fallout errors is stored in a fallout error repository associated with the one or more ordering systems. Additionally, it is determined whether the one or more fallout errors are known fallout errors associated with one or more automatic processes for remediating the one or more fallout errors. Further, the one or more fallout errors are automatically remediated utilizing the one or more automatic processes for remediating the one or more fallout errors, in response to determining that the one or more fallout errors are known fallout errors associated with one or more automatic processes for remediating the one or more fallout errors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: AMDOCS DEVELOPMENT LIMITED
    Inventors: Yoav Guez, Yakov Eini, Tomer Sadan
  • Patent number: 10255626
    Abstract: A method and device for sending and receiving virtual goods are provided. On detecting an invocation request from a virtual goods package generation interface, a server obtains the virtual goods package generation parameters included in the invocation request. The server transfers the virtual goods corresponding to the total amount of virtual goods in the account corresponding to the invoker client to the account corresponding to the server. Upon success of virtual goods transfer, the server generates a virtual goods package and a link for receiving the virtual goods package based on the virtual goods package generation parameters. The server sends the receiving link to the recipient client so that the recipient client interacts with the server to receive the virtual goods package by using the receiving link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Xiaotong You, Li Huang, Chao Zhou, Chen Gong, Yaya Liu, Canhui Huang
  • Patent number: 10255578
    Abstract: A system and methods for network-enabled cannabis product delivery, comprising at least a plurality of network-enabled portals for data entry, legality and identification checks, and more, allowing a user to order delivery of cannabis products from local retailers using third-party drivers that register with the system, for compensation, and allowing for feedback and automated communication between a retailer, driver, and customer using the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventor: David Comeau
  • Patent number: 10217175
    Abstract: A system and method for facilitating real estate transactions that is configured for receiving property information from a listing service or data feed, presenting a property information display on data communication devices for each property; generating a unique transaction actuator in each property information display, and responsive to selecting a unique transaction actuator, generating an offer form with an offer transmittal actuator, wherein the offer form includes a plurality of data fields relating to an offer to purchase property that are populated with the property information for the specific property associated with the selected unique transaction actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: MLS Offers LLC
    Inventor: Alan J. Fenn
  • Patent number: 10140153
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments for facilitating action-based fair allocation and usage of thread resources, and by way of example, a method includes receiving job requests and bids from organizations over a network, where each job request and the corresponding bid is placed by a user associated with an organization having a resource currency value within a multi-tenant database system, determining resource currency values associated with pending jobs relating to the organizations, wherein the resource currency values corresponds to resources dedicated to the pending jobs, performing an auction of the received bids for resources that are not dedicated and remains available for purchase, where a bid includes a purchase request to purchase the available resources, prioritizing the job requests based on the dedicated resources and the auction of the available resources, and processing the job requests based on the prioritized job requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventor: Xiaodan Wang
  • Patent number: 9928538
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for processing user information provided in online ordering, includes receiving an instruction to perform an anonymous process on user information selected from the provided user information; performing, in response to the instruction, an anonymous process on the selected user information, to obtain anonymous information corresponding to the selected user information; and generating an order containing the anonymous information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Xiaomi Inc.
    Inventors: Li Wan, Wei Dai
  • Patent number: 9805411
    Abstract: Systems and methods for recommending and implementing network documents for users to offer items in a marketplace may be provided. A system can obtain user data that includes an item offered by a user in a first electronic marketplace. For example, the system can identify and catalog items offered by a particular user. The system can identify a second electronic marketplace for the user to offer the item. The system can determine implementation information for the second electronic marketplace. The system can generate a network document for the at least one item that is configured to be presented in the second electronic marketplace based at least in part on the implementation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sunil Singh Parihar, Huy Quang Dang, Janani Sowprnika Arvind, Joe Jony Jeyaratnam, Surya Kumar Senapati, Sarvesh Ganapati Pai, Sai Kishore Pavuluri, Edgardo Veloz Arroyo