Patents Examined by Jeffrey A. Smith
  • Patent number: 11126628
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for enhancing user queries. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving user data from a plurality of users in respective user sessions where the user data for each user includes at least one manufacturer-identified term for a product and at least one user term for the product, associating the user term for the product and the manufacturer-identified term for the product in response to receiving the user term and the manufacturer-identified term within a user session from a threshold number of users, and returning search results based on the associated manufacturer-identified term in response to receiving a search query that includes the user term.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: EBAY INC.
    Inventor: Moshe Levin
  • Patent number: 11093998
    Abstract: A method for facilitating mobile ordering includes associating a merchant handle with a merchant. A user account including a handle is created for a user within an ordering system. A product order, having order details, is received. The product order is stored and is associated with an order code such that the order details are retrievable based on reception of the order code. An enrollment message is provided to the handle. A message including the order code is received from the handle directed to the merchant handle. The handle is associated with the merchant handle and the order code to identify the product order, the merchant, and the user. An order confirmation message is including order details is provided to the handle. A user confirmation message is received from the handle. The product order is communicated to the merchant and an order status message to the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventor: Clarence Williams
  • Patent number: 11093999
    Abstract: A device and a backend server are described. The device can determine whether it has entered an indoor location, and once in the indoor location, the device can communicate with the server the name of the location. The device can determine the current location of the user in the indoor location, and based on the floorplan and the indoor location of an item, the device can direct the user to the item. The floorplan can be constructed based on data accumulated from various visitors of the indoor location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventors: Kate Key, Austin Walters, Anh Truong, Vincent Pham, Jeremy Goodsitt, Kenneth Taylor, Fardin Abdi Taghi Abad
  • Patent number: 11087380
    Abstract: The system instantly provisions high demand items to a consumer. The system may be capable of identifying an item for a consumer based on information about the consumer and a demand associated with the item. The system may also be capable of reserving a reservation for the item. The system may further be capable of provisioning the item to the consumer based on a demand associated with the item. In this regard, the item may be instantly available to the consumer. The system may also be capable of adjusting an item inventory in the item inventory database. The system may further provide available appointments to consumers for selection in real-time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventors: Lisa M. Knight, Scott Seese
  • Patent number: 11087305
    Abstract: A social networking system for organizing nighttime activities, for use by individual users when attending nighttime venues. A smartphone app may be provided for use by the individual users, for allowing users to create a profile, set venues to be attended, set a group of other individual users they will be attending with, set up payment, purchase drinks and send drinks to other individual users, arrange transportation to and from the venues, and communicate with other individual users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventor: Saverio Dalia
  • Patent number: 11080780
    Abstract: The disclosed technologies identify opportunities to display relevant three-dimensional (ā€œ3Dā€) model data within a real-world environment as a user wears a wearable device. The 3D model data can be associated with objects, or items, and the 3D model data rendered for display is relevant in the sense that the items are determined to be of interest to the user and the items fits within the real-world environment in which the user is currently located. For instance, the techniques described herein can recognize items typically found in a kitchen or a dining room of a user's house, an office space at the user's place of work, etc. The characteristics of the recognized items can be identified and subsequently analyzed together to determine preferred characteristics of a user. In this way, the disclosed technologies can retrieve and display an item that correlates to (e.g., matches) the preferred characteristics of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Steve Yankovich
  • Patent number: 11074643
    Abstract: Various product-configuration-related implementations are described herein. In one example implementation, a selection of a product is received. A plurality of sections associated with the product is determined. One or more option groups are determined for each of the sections. Each of the option groups includes one or more options for the product. A product configuration page is generated and provided for presentation to a user. The product configuration page includes a navigation panel. The navigation panel includes a plurality of tabs. Each tab in the plurality of tabs represents a certain section from the plurality of sections and includes one or more indicators corresponding to the one or more option groups included in the certain section. Each of the one or more indicators visually indicates whether an option from a corresponding option group has been selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Model N, Inc.
    Inventors: John Ellithorpe, Yihua Ding, Manfred Hettenkofer, David Cadwallader, Jenny Chang
  • Patent number: 11068949
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are described that use machine vision and machine learning to eliminate many of the steps of a typical retail transaction. For example, implementations are contemplated in which a user simply removes an item from a retail location to effect the transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: 365 Retail Markets, LLC
    Inventors: Paul McDonald, Ashwath Rajan, Tyler Garvin
  • Patent number: 11068955
    Abstract: An activity-information system is provided. The system comprises an activity-information server and a plurality of activity-information devices. Activity-information devices may be proprietor devices (e.g., for bar owners/staff), affiliate devices (e.g., for club promoters or taxi drivers), or end-user devices (e.g., for patrons). The activity-information devices provide activity information (such as, a user's location or presence at a venue or within a district) to the activity-information server, which stores the activity information in an activity-information repository. The activity-information server then determines activity levels for venues and districts, which may be transmitted to devices. The activity-information device then may display activity level in an activity-information interface. The activity-information interface may comprise a map with highlighting and icons indicative of activity levels for districts and venues, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventor: Jaspal S. Hare
  • Patent number: 11068964
    Abstract: A method for processing a service request is provided, which includes: assigning, by a server, an identifier to a service request; if processing of a first service times out, marking a processing state as a first processing state, if the processing does not time out and the processing succeeds, continuously processing the second service, and if the processing times out, marking the processing state as a second processing state; and querying for the processing state of the service request according to the identifier regularly, acquiring a processing result of the service request, and sending the processing result to the user terminal, the processing result including a first processing result corresponding to the first service and a second processing result corresponding to the second service, where when it is queried that the second processing result is unsuccessful, an identifier is reassigned to the service request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventors: Yang Chen, Qingdong Yin, Jianming Yao, Jinshan Tang
  • Patent number: 11062259
    Abstract: Systems and methods including one or more processing modules and one or more non-transitory storage modules storing computing instructions configured to run on the one or more processing modules and perform acts of receiving an order from a customer for a delivery of grocery items to a fulfillment location, determining a delivery compliance time for at least one item of the grocery items, receiving a pickup notification indicating that a pickup has picked up the grocery items at a first time, determining, at a second time after the first time, if a duration of time between the first time and the second time is greater than the delivery compliance time, and, if the duration of time between the first time and the second time is greater than the delivery compliance time, coordinating displaying an expiration message on a pickup interface of a pickup electronic device of the pickup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventors: Austin Lee Smith, Vidyanand Krishnan, Michael Gilbert Ebener
  • Patent number: 11062370
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide systems, apparatus and methods for design creation, tracking and management utilizing a system network with a user interface device and a network server. Embodiments further disclose creation, tracking and management of skincare layouts. The device with a network communication component facilitating communication with a server. The device may operate to facilitate the creation of a skincare layout for a person and share the layout with the server. The server may include a database of information related to the users and skincare layouts as well as historical information, and the server may provide reminders, marketing and other communications based upon such information. Reports may be created to reflect the skincare layouts, product purchases, or other analytics regarding the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Traceurface LLC
    Inventor: Angus McLean Brown, III
  • Patent number: 11049114
    Abstract: A device may receive client equipment information for a set of client equipment associated with an organization. The device may receive information describing a set of equipment management services being offered by one or more vendor organizations. The device may identify a subset of the set of equipment management services to offer an individual associated with the organization. The device may provide, for display via an interface of a program, information describing the subset of the set of equipment management services. The device may receive, from a client device that is accessing the interface, information identifying a selection of a particular equipment management service, of the subset of the set of equipment management services, for particular client equipment of the set of client equipment. The device may perform one or more actions associated with assisting in performance or delivery of the particular equipment management service that has been selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Sailatha Karthikeyan, Balaji Venkataraman
  • Patent number: 11049068
    Abstract: A method may include obtaining a weight of merchandise supported by a shelf and obtaining identifier data of the merchandise supported by the shelf. The identifier data may be wirelessly received from tags associated with the merchandise. The method may also include determining information for presentation to a consumer regarding the merchandise based on the weight of the merchandise and the identifier data of the merchandise. The method may also include providing the information for presentation to the consumer of the merchandise when the consumer is proximate the merchandise that is supported by the shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Roy L. Camp
  • Patent number: 11037226
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, a system and method for identifying top attributes are presented. Text content from an electronic document describing a product is extracted. A plurality of attributes associated with the product are identified using the extracted text content. A descriptor word proximate to each of the plurality of attributes in the extracted text content is detected. A weight is assigned to each descriptor word proximate to each of the plurality of attributes. The plurality of attributes are ranked based on the weight of the descriptor word proximate to each of the plurality of attributes. A predetermined number of top ranked attributes from the plurality of attributes are caused to be presented. Further, an image associated with each of the top ranked attributes is determined, the image being designated as a visual representation of the corresponding top ranked attribute. The image is caused to be displayed in association with the product on a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: EBAY INC.
    Inventors: Deepak Kumar Vasthimal, Avishek Mukherjee
  • Patent number: 11032153
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing resource distributions are disclosed herein. An example method includes: receiving, at a first server and from a first resource provider (e.g., an educational foundation), a first provision of resources for a resource recipient (e.g., a teacher) and at least one restriction that restricts the resource recipient's use of the first provision of resources. The method also includes segmenting the first provision of resources, within a repository of resources associated with the resource recipient, such that the first provision of resources is uniquely identified as associated with the first resource provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: CLASSWALLET
    Inventors: Neil Steinhardt, James Rosenberg, Ronald Butler
  • Patent number: 11017455
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatuses are disclosed for implementation and management of a dynamic compute and application marketplace. The dynamic computer marketplace system can coordinate access to one or more other computing resources, including on-premises computing resources, external (or off-premises) computing resources or a combination thereof. In various embodiments, the dynamic computer marketplace system advantageously can be used to facilitate inter-provider migration, transparent pricing, and/or competitive pricing, among other things.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Core Scientific, Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse Barnes, Max Alt
  • Patent number: 11019300
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for providing soundtrack information during the playback of video content. A video content item is rendered upon a display. A command is received from a user. In response to this command, a current time in the playback of the video content item is determined. Further, an item associated with the current time in the playback is identified. The item is featured in corresponding video or audio content of the video content item at the current time when the command is received. An information user interface is rendered upon the display to provide information regarding the identified item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michelle Dianne Baxendale, Ike Eshiokwu, Ian Fuller, Sam Ahmed Akil Hassan, Salmen Hichri, Lucy Jane Spence, Alexandre Paul Collin
  • Patent number: 11010811
    Abstract: Among other things, information is received, from two or more competitor merchants offering products to customers, about one or both of a current price and units of inventory of each of the products. The information about the current prices and units of inventory of the product offered by the two or more competitor merchants is provided through a communication network for presentation to one or more customers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Jane Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Socrates Munaf Rosenfeld, Abraham Munaf Rosenfeld, Benjamin Aaron Green, Howard Hong, Simon James Roddy
  • Patent number: 11010804
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for a commerce platform coordinating a purchase of a product sold by a merchant system through a third party application are described. The method may include receiving a notification from the third party application requesting to purchase a product from within the third party application, wherein the notification comprises an identifier for the product and an identifier for the merchant system that sells the product. The method may also include a product checkout interface having an appearance consistent with an appearance of a user interface of the third party application, and transmitting the product checkout interface generated by the commerce platform to a user device executing the third party application causing the third party application to render the product checkout interface within at least a portion of the user interface of the third party application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: STRIPE, INC.
    Inventors: Rasmus Rygaard, Devesh Kumar Senapati, Christopher Ross Continanza, James William Danz