Patents Examined by Jeffrey A. Smith
  • Patent number: 11514502
    Abstract: Techniques and systems for beacon triggered device to device content transfer are disclosed. A described technique includes presenting, at an interactive beacon device, content including an interactive store catalog; receiving, at the interactive beacon device, user input responsive to the content; generating, at the interactive beacon device, a beacon message that can include transaction information based on the user input and the content, the transaction information including a service or product identifier corresponding to a product or service selected from the interactive store catalog; and transmitting, from the interactive beacon device, the beacon message over a short-range communication link to a mobile device. The beacon message can be configured to cause an application on the mobile device to advance a transaction associated with the transaction information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Vigier, Corey G. Fugman, Filip Krsmanovic
  • Patent number: 11514501
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and a computer program product of providing digital navigation to a user on a user device is provided. The present invention may include communicating a plurality of navigation commands to the user for navigation within a store, wherein the plurality of navigation commands are generated in response to a user-scanned QR code at the store, and are based on a user-provided specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Carsten Hagemann
  • Patent number: 11514386
    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: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Blue Yonder Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Soles, Benoît Rochon, Christopher Tyler
  • Patent number: 11507995
    Abstract: An information recommendation system and method of the present invention provide a user interface for the user to operate and thereby to generate some confirmation signals. A processing unit calculates recommendation parameters respectively based on aforesaid confirmation signals which includes a temperature confirmation signal, a physique confirmation signal, a residence confirmation signal, and a wearing habit confirmation signal. In another word, the generation of the recommendation information is based on the user's residence temperature and climate as well as the user's physique and wearing habits, and in particular, by further calculating on every recommendation parameters. Therefore, the products recommended by the recommendation information can better match the user's residence and habits whereby increasing the product fitness and decreasing the chances of waste due to unfitness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Hop Lion Feather Works Corp.
    Inventor: Yen-Chen Chen
  • Patent number: 11501358
    Abstract: A computer system for matching users with visual items comprises a user-scoring component configured to receive user data about each of the users, and process the user data so as to assign the user a set of psychological test scores that characterize the user in terms of standardized personality traits of a predefined psychological test. Ann item-scoring component uses visual appearance information of each item to assign the item a corresponding set of psychological test scores indicating expected user visual preference for the item in terms of said standardized personality traits of the psychological test. A matching component matches each user with a set of the items, by matching the user's set of psychological test scores with the corresponding sets of psychological test scores of the items, and provide a matching output indicating, to the user, the set of items with which he or she has been matched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Psykhe Ltd
    Inventors: Anabel Maldonado, Rene-Jean Corneille
  • Patent number: 11501353
    Abstract: Described is a system and method for propagating and synchronizing the presentation of user specific information across multiple output devices. In some implementations, a location of a user is determined and user specific information is provided to a plurality of output device controllers configured to control output devices at the determined location. Control instructions are also provided instructing the output device controllers to store, render, present and/or remove the user specific information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sridhar Boyapati, Felix Joseph Etienne Pageau, Benjamin Ralph Hollis, Alexander Michael McNamara, Natalie Thuy-Tien Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11501350
    Abstract: An intermediary device for mediating a transaction of used heavy equipment may be provided. The intermediary device may provide a semitransparent photographing guideline including guidance on a photographing portion and a photographing angle for photographing a heavy equipment image on a heavy equipment portion basis to a sale terminal device. When the intermediary device receives heavy equipment sales request information including at least one of a nameplate image and a registration certificate image of the heavy equipment to be sold, an appearance image, first heavy equipment information, heavy equipment location information, and a desired sale price from the sale terminal device, the intermediary device may recognize at least one of the nameplate image and the registration certificate image to extract second heavy equipment information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Inventors: Seok-Ho Bae, Han-Jun Bae, Hyun-Woong Bae
  • Patent number: 11501347
    Abstract: The present technology pertains to a distributed server system for verifying vendors. The distributed server system comprises one or more nodes on a distributed network; a communication interface of a first node that communicates over a communication network with the one or more nodes on the distributed network, wherein the communication interface receives information about a unique seal associated with a product in response to a query; and a processor of the first node that executes instructions stored in memory, wherein execution of the instructions by the processor verifies that a vendor is associated with the unique seal has been appended to a distributed ledger, determines a match between the unique seal and the vendor; and, after determining the match, confirms that the vendor is a certified vendor of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: D. Brice Achkir, Pavan Mettu
  • Patent number: 11501364
    Abstract: A user can easily grasp a state of wearing clothing, and information regarding coordination corresponding to the clothing is provided to the user. An information processing apparatus according to the present disclosure includes a communication interface that performs communication with an information providing apparatus that provides coordination information regarding coordination of clothing, and a controller that displays, using a display apparatus mounted on a vehicle, an image of a state in which a user is virtually wearing clothing. The controller transmits the image to the information providing apparatus and receives coordination information, provided by the information providing apparatus, corresponding to the image, via the communication interface, and informs the user of the coordination information received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukari Suzuki, Naoki Yamada, Toshihiro Arai, Kuniaki Jinnai, Keiichi Uno
  • Patent number: 11494789
    Abstract: Provided is a method for assisting provision of EC abroad, and for encouraging cross-border EC by making delivery abroad easier. The method includes the steps of: sending, by the assisting server 100, display information of at least one of articles included in article information for an existing EC site to a user terminal 120 of a foreign user (S201); receiving, by the assisting server 100, a notice that a displayed article was selected from the user terminal 120 (S202); and further includes the steps of: sending, by the assisting server 100, a purchase cost of the selected article to the user terminal 120 (S203); and receiving, by the assisting server 100, a notice to purchase the selected article from the user terminal 120 (S204).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: zig-zag, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Nakazato, Hisashi Arakaki
  • Patent number: 11494801
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are described for enabling actionable content by embedding title materials corresponding to digital bearer instruments in digital media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: API Market, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Collins, Stefan Roever, Kevin Wray, Alex F. Clark, Karl Ginter
  • Patent number: 11488235
    Abstract: Examples include a HUD that (i) identifies a fulfillment route comprising item entries, each comprising an item identifier and item location corresponding to a location within a given environment, (ii) presents a visualization corresponding to a first item entry that includes an indication of a first item location, (iii) based on a first sound and/or visual input, verifies that there is an instance of a first item identified in the first item entry, (iv) based on the verification, presents a placement visualization representing item receptacles in the given environment and a placement indication identifying a target item receptacle that is to receive the first item, (v) based on a second sound and/or visual input, determines that the target item receptacle received the first item, and (vi) based on the determination, presents a second visualization corresponding to a second item entry that includes an indication of a second item location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Oculogx Inc.
    Inventor: Charu Thomas
  • Patent number: 11488220
    Abstract: A method whereby the date of birth (age) of a customer engaging in e-commerce over the Internet is verified. The present invention is launched from a merchant's website when an age sensitive transaction—alcohol or tobacco purchase, access to an adult web site, etc.,—is being undertaken. The system first checks to see if the customer is a known entity with a known date of birth. If the customer is not appropriately known to the system, then the system checks public records from information supplied to the system by the customer. If the date of birth is still unknown after such a check, the customer uploads an image of photo identification which is checked for date of birth either via software and also a selfie holding the identification. Optional SMS code verification can be undertaken. E-signatures can be optionally collected. Once the date of birth is known, the transaction is approved or denied based on the totality of the facts of the transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Inventors: Ricardo Andres Alvarez Gutierrez, Matthew Fields, Nicolas W. T. Jabbour
  • Patent number: 11488233
    Abstract: An order for a product or service can be processed over a global network using emoji characters. A system server establishes a platform for a user to place a request order for the product or service, and the user is enabled to place the request order for delivery of the product or service by depositing an emoji character. The system server maps the emoji character to the product or service. The system server generates a fill order for the product or service and communicates the fill order to a provider, whereupon the system server directs the provider to fulfill the fill order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Fooji, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregg Alan Morton, Erik Michael Zamudio
  • Patent number: 11481828
    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: April 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Jane Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Socrates Munaf Rosenfeld, Abraham Munaf Rosenfeld, Benjamin Aaron Green, Howard Hong, Simon James Roddy
  • Patent number: 11481824
    Abstract: A method for processing a chargeback request associated with at least one online transaction associated with a user includes: receiving a chargeback message associated with the at least one online transaction; based at least partially on the unfamiliar merchant name in the chargeback message, determining at least one potential familiar merchant name associated with the at least one unfamiliar merchant name; scanning a browser history of the user including browser data; determining whether the user visited a website associated with the at least one potential familiar merchant name; and generating and communicating a recommendation message including the at least one potential familiar merchant name. A system for processing a chargeback request associated with at least one online transaction associated with a user is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Rohit Sukhija, Aditya Ashok Kale
  • Patent number: 11481700
    Abstract: The present invention elates to methods and devices for optimizing a route based on an electronic list, the method comprising the steps of: linking items in a list of items to a position in an area and providing a sorted optimized visiting order wherein the optimization is based on historical data comprising prior visited positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: CONSUMIQ AB
    Inventor: Michael Grundberg
  • Patent number: 11481723
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed towards managing personal inventory over a network. If item information associated with one or more items is provided to an inventory platform, such that the item information includes at least a location and a label identifier. If a request to transfer the one or more items to an off-premises storage station is provided, one or more scheduling options may be provided to an owner of the one or more items; collection instructions may be provided to a distribution organization, such that the collection instructions may be based on a scheduling option selected by the owner, the location of the one or more items, or the like; and if the one or more items may be transferred to the off-premises storage station, the location of the one or more items may be updated to indicate that they are stored at the off-premises storage station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: WayForth Inc.
    Inventors: John Terrence Drayton, Rodney Joe Hatfield, Robert Allen Jones, Jr., Michael Laverne Smith
  • Patent number: 11468501
    Abstract: A user can easily grasp a state of wearing clothing, and information regarding coordination corresponding to the clothing is provided to the user. An information processing apparatus according to the present disclosure includes a communication interface that performs communication with an information providing apparatus that provides coordination information regarding coordination of clothing, and a controller that displays, using a display apparatus mounted on a vehicle, an image of a state in which a user is virtually wearing clothing. The controller transmits the image to the information providing apparatus and receives coordination information, provided by the information providing apparatus, corresponding to the image, via the communication interface, and informs the user of the coordination information received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukari Suzuki, Naoki Yamada, Toshihiro Arai, Kuniaki Jinnai, Keiichi Uno
  • Patent number: 11468494
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating a set of personalized complementary recommendations is disclosed. A user identifier and an anchor item identifier are received. A set of personalized-weighted items and a set of complimentary-weighted items are each generated based on the user identifier and the anchor item identifier. The personalized-weighted items are generated by a trained supervised model. The complementary-weighted items are generated by a trained unsupervised model. A set of personalized complementary recommendations including a subset of the personalized-weighted items and a subset of the complementary-weighted items is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Nimesh Sinha, Luyi Ma, Hyun Duk Cho, Sushant Kumar, Kannan Achan, Rahul Ramkumar