Patents Examined by Jeffrey A. Smith
  • Patent number: 10783565
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, a system and method for transferring an authenticated session of an application running on one electronic device to a second electronic device after determining the second electronic device is a trusted device are presented. In one embodiment, an instruction is received to transfer an authenticated session of an application running on a first device associated with a user account to a second device associated with the user account. The second device is verified to be associated with the user account of the first device. The second device is determined to be a trusted device of an authorized user of the user account. The authenticated session of the application running on the first device is transferred to the second device to reproduce a current state of the authenticated session on the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Rajeev Angal, Nebojsa Pesic
  • Patent number: 10776856
    Abstract: Systems and methods for improving food-related personalization for a user including generating a recipe database including a set of recipe data structures; deriving a recipe vector representation of the recipe data structures; determining a set of user food preferences; extracting a set of recipe vector constraints from the set of user food preferences; determining a personalized food plan for the user, including automatically selecting a subset of the set of recipe data structures associated with recipe vector representations that satisfy the set of recipe vector constraints; determining fulfillment parameters for grocery items associated with the personalized food plan; and automatically facilitating fulfillment of grocery items associated with the personalized food plan based on the fulfillment parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC
    Inventors: Tjarko Leifer, Erik Andrejko, Sivan Aldor-Noiman
  • Patent number: 10776848
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for large product pre-sourcing search engine are described herein. A location may be determined for a user of an application. A search query may be received via the application. Search results may be returned based on the search query which may include a product with special handling constraints. A local availability may be determined for the product with special handling constraints using the location of the user. A delivery availability may be determined for the product with special handling constraints using the location of the user. The search results may be output to a user interface of the application including the local availability and the delivery availability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: BBY SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Brent Shiely, Rambabu Raipati, Rick E. Allan
  • Patent number: 10769699
    Abstract: The invention relates to a computer-implemented system and method for providing travel information to a customer of a business such as a financial institution, according to one example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Ajinkya P. Joglekar, Manning R. Field
  • Patent number: 10769691
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method comprises: generating, by a computing device, a computer-accessible corpus including evidence passage generation information; storing, by the computing device, the corpus; automatically generating, by the computing device, evidence passages that support a proposer's response to a customer's proposal request, wherein the evidence passages include a narrative identifying the proposer's capabilities to satisfy evaluation criteria in the proposal request, and wherein the narrative is based on customer-specific information, wherein the generating includes accessing and searching the corpus via an application programming interface (API); and outputting, by the computing device, the evidence passages as an electronic document that is editable via software running on a user device via a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher F. Codella, Kevin W. Hall, Stephen M. Leonard, Rebecca E. Lutz, Todd D. Robinson
  • Patent number: 10769680
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of providing a brand sponsorship environment includes providing a computer-implemented platform establishing a sponsorship junction involving, in case 1, a set of trigger-monitorable activities defined by a set of sponsoring brands or, in case 2, a subset of the trigger-monitorable activities defined by the set of sponsoring brands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Xperiel, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Hertel, Philipp Hertel, Marc Tedder
  • Patent number: 10769578
    Abstract: In some embodiments, methods and systems are provided that permit a customer to purchase products from a retailer and elect an option for a friend or family member of the customer to pick up the ordered products from the retail facility of the retailer associated with the geographic location of the customer. If the friend or family member of the customer agrees to pick up the products for the customer, and if the customer agrees to have the selected friend or family member of the customer pick up the products for the customer, the friend or family member is allowed to pick up the products at the retail facility associated with the geographic location of the customer. The customer is then allowed to either pick up the products from such a friend or family member or the friend or family member may deliver the products to the customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Bruce W. Wilkinson, Sai Phaneendra Sri Harsha Viswanath Putcha, Balaraman Kirthigaivasan, Todd D. Mattingly
  • Patent number: 10740811
    Abstract: An application sales management server system that assists B2B online processing related to sales and distribution of applications while making use of a conventional business practice related to B2B is provided. A sales management server system operating in an edge server communicably connected to one or more edge devices is communicably connected to a terminal of an intermediary dealer that relays sales of applications and a terminal of an end user who uses the edge device and the edge server via a communication unit. A control unit includes: an ordering processing unit that notifies the terminal of a serial number corresponding to an application on the basis of an application purchase request from the terminal of the intermediary dealer; and a distribution processing unit that distributes an application corresponding to a serial number to the edge server in response to receiving the serial number transmitted from the terminal of the end user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro Terada, Katsuyuki Yamanaka, Masaru Oda
  • Patent number: 10740821
    Abstract: Lighting evaluation technology, in which lighting usage information for an area is collected and analyzed. Through the use of one or more devices in communication with a light source device that collects usage data, lighting system usage information may be analyzed and meaningful results may be provided to the user. Such results may help to inform the user of one or more light bulb products which may be recommended for use in the particular area evaluated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: David James Hutz
  • Patent number: 10726441
    Abstract: For each product category offered by an on-line retailer, the most popular or biggest selling products are identified. The on-line retailer competes with a bricks-and-mortar store in the sale of the identified products. A dedicated area is provided within the store. In this area, the store provides, for each identified product, both: 1) a physical purchasable unit of the product, and 2) descriptive information about the product. The descriptive information includes: 1) an identification of the product, 2) an identification of the on-line retailer, 3) a price at which the product is offered on-line by the on-line retailer, and 4) a price at which the product is offered at the store. The customer can use the descriptive information to confirm the prices, and can then purchase a physical unit of the product, and can immediately take the unit from the store without having to wait for, and pay for, shipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventor: Youn Jae Lee
  • Patent number: 10719862
    Abstract: A system and method for acquisition, characterization, and application of Manufacturing patterns to the automated production of the digital representation of these patterns as interactive media that gathers a customer's input, and subsequently produces physical product is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: ZAZZLE INC.
    Inventors: Young Harvill, Robert I. Beaver, III
  • Patent number: 10713705
    Abstract: An information handling system includes gift selection circuitry, buying circuitry, and a graphical user interface. The gift selection circuitry includes a selection processing device, and a delivery processing device. The selection processing device receives, from a user, a request to add a list of items to a cart. The delivery processing device provides a secure link to a designated individual after the list of items is added to the cart. The graphical user interface displays the items in the cart as a list of available items in response to the secure link being selected by the designated individual. The buying circuitry confirms an order of a first item after selection of the first item from the list of available items, and sends a notification of completion of the transaction to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Sundar Dasar, Muninder “Raja” Arram, Harikrishnan G. Nair
  • Patent number: 10699315
    Abstract: The preset invention relates to a method for an electronic device to display shopping information, which includes: displaying a shopping information search menu to be fixed in a notification list; running a camera function and displaying a camera preview image upon receiving a user request for a camera search in the shopping information search menu; extracting a search image from the preview image to transmit a query; and displaying shopping information matched to the image by switching a screen or displaying a link to the shopping information to be superposed on the preview image upon receiving the shopping information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: ODD CONCEPTS INC.
    Inventors: Jung Tae Kim, Jae Yun Yeo
  • Patent number: 10679268
    Abstract: A system comprising a file server configured to receive merchant and product data from a merchant server, a data backend that manages access and retrieval of the merchant and product data, a sender interface coupled to the data backend that communicates with a sender client device to create a gift transaction from a virtual shopping bag, the virtual shopping bag including a product assortment selected based on the merchant and product data, a recipient interface coupled to the data backend that communicates with a recipient client device to receive a selection from the product assortment, and a widget interface that interfaces with a website integration component that is embedded on a merchant website, the website integration component adds the virtual shopping bag to the merchant website and imports a feature to create the gift transaction with the virtual shopping bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: SmartGift, Inc.
    Inventors: Monika Kochhar, Bernd Strenitz, Orhan Kutlu, Jakub Kohout, Ariel Schleicher
  • Patent number: 10679282
    Abstract: Methods, systems and apparatus for virtual online jewelry sales in secondary markets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: ELECTRONIC COMMODITIES EXCHANGE, L.P.
    Inventors: Howard Lutnick, Simon Tam, Brian Watkins, Moshe Klein, Joel Klein, Alex Berg
  • Patent number: 10672053
    Abstract: Embodiments include systems and methods for providing comparative bid analysis and purchase order preparation. In one embodiment, a method can include receiving price data from one or more vendors; based at least in part on the received price data, identifying similar items from the two or more vendors; comparing the identified similar items to determine a lowest price; generating one or more indications for output to a user to verify price data; based at least in part on the received price data, generating a proposed purchase order selecting the lowest price for some or all of the identified items; providing the proposed purchase order for the user to select one or more items; after user approval, generating a purchase order for the two or more vendors utilizing some or all of the user-selected items in the proposed purchase order; and transmitting the purchase order to the two or more vendors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventor: Michael J. Clemmens
  • Patent number: 10643264
    Abstract: An online system displays relevant products along with a video watched by a user in a synchronized manner, which allows the user to explore relevant content (e.g., products recommended to the user) while the user is watching the video. The online system receives a video including a sequence of video frames to be displayed to the user, and the video may be associated with a specific theme, e.g., a soccer game, and one or more video frames may include points of interest (referred as “Q points”). The online system detects or receives Q points associated with corresponding video frames, where a Q point in a video frame identifies an object of interest in the video frame. The online system also correlates user profile information of the user with the detected points to select relevant products tailored to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher William Jones, Mark Gerard D'Arcy, Ji Byol Lee
  • Patent number: 10621642
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a recommender system (100), a computer-implemented recommending method, a corresponding computer readable medium and a corresponding computer program. A recommender system (100) is configured to send an electronic suggestion signal (186) to a respective user (199) of a user database (140) in dependence of a first like-degree (164) of a specific item, which has been determined based on items that the respective user has already recommended to his contacts. The electronic suggestion signal (186) suggests the respective user (199) to recommend the specific item to one or more of his contacts (198). In this way, personal based recommendations (188) are stimulated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: FUNKE DIGITAL TV GUIDE GMBH
    Inventors: Mauro Barbieri, Serverius Petrus Paulus Pronk, Jan Korst
  • Patent number: 10621649
    Abstract: A collaborative platform applies various machine learning techniques to correlate potential purchasers with high-value articles of property that may be of interest. Attributes, characteristics, preferences, and the like of a potential purchaser are scored against attributes and features of articles. The platform learns from interaction by the agents and the potential purchasers to become more attuned to the desires and lifestyle of purchasers and to gain more and more pertinent information from the listing agents regarding high-value articles, so as to ultimately to arrive at a better match between a high value article for sale and a likely purchaser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: REALM IP
    Inventors: Julie L. Faupel, Hunter Albright, Edward Dombrower
  • Patent number: 10607266
    Abstract: A system for receiving, at a server with one or more processors, a request for a respective product page from a first client system. The system then sends the respective product page to the first client system for display, wherein the respective product page includes a send SMS message link. The system receives, from the first client system, a first SMS message, wherein the first SMS message is generated by user selection of the send SMS message link. The system transmits the first SMS message to a second client system associated with a seller of the respective product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Harish Kumar Krishnasamy, Alok Sharma