Patents Examined by Kathleen Palavecino
  • Patent number: 10810652
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides various methods and embodiments for bundling remotely ordered grocery items. When a customer places a bundle request, the system determines whether a customer-defined number of the bundle items will be available at the customer-selected fulfillment time. If the system determines the customer-defined items will not be available at the fulfillment time, the bundle order is rejected and the user is alerted. Various other methods to assure complete fulfillment of customer orders are provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventors: Alexica T. Laye, Jade O. Laye
  • Patent number: 10810609
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems and methods for the aggregation, analysis, display and monetization of pricing data for commodities in general, and which may be particularly useful applied to vehicles are disclosed. Specifically, in certain embodiments, historical transaction data associated with a particular vehicle configuration may be obtained and processed to determine pricing data associated with the vehicle configuration. The historical transaction data or determined pricing data may then be presented in an intuitive manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: TrueCar, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Taira, Scott Painter, Chris Taylor, Robert Taylor, Michael D. Swinson
  • Patent number: 10796352
    Abstract: Product listings from a product catalog are organized by implementing programmatic processes that de-duplicate, cluster and/or group product listings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: CBS Interactive Inc.
    Inventor: Dmitry Chechuy
  • Patent number: 10796354
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for determining the color of paint on a vehicle whereby a user may buy corresponding products. An image of a vehicle's identification (VIL) label is captured and transferred to an application on a computer device. An optical recognition procedure is performed on the image to determine the vehicle's vehicle identification (VIN) number. The vehicle's manufacture information helps determine the location of a paint code zone on the VIL label. A zonal optical recognition procedure is performed on the VIL label to extract a paint code from the paint code zone. Alternatively, a list of colors in which the particular vehicle was manufactured is determined based on the vehicle's manufacture information. The user may select the color of his vehicle from the list to identify the correct color. The user may selectively purchase products corresponding to the determined color of paint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventor: Dennis Termeer
  • Patent number: 10783567
    Abstract: According to one implementation, a system for automating customer assistance includes a computing platform having a hardware processor and a memory storing a venue inventory and activity guide software code. The hardware processor is configured to execute the venue inventory and activity guide software code to receive a query from a customer of the retail venue, and determine if the query corresponds to either a retail product or an experience available at the retail venue. If the retail product or the experience is not available at the retail venue, the hardware processor executes the venue inventory and activity guide software code to generate a negative response. If the retail product or the experience is available at the retail venue, the hardware processor executes the venue inventory and activity guide software code to identify a location of the retail product or the experience, and guide the customer to the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises Inc.
    Inventors: Lanny S. Smoot, Steven Makofsky, Scott F. Watson, Nitzan Katz
  • Patent number: 10783571
    Abstract: The present subject matter relates generally to systems and methods for adding interactive functionality to a website, other digital media objects, and computer processor applications. Systems and methods for adding functionality to content served by a first server, may include receiving, at a second server, a request from a client-computer for code to add purchase functionality to the content. The code may be sent to the client-computer based on the request. A further request may be received from the client-computer containing information about objects identified in the content as relating to the purchase functionality and a request for information about the objects. Information about the objects may be sent to the client-computer based on the further request. An instruction to complete the purchase may be received from the client-computer, and a confirmation of the completion of the purchase may be sent to the client-computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: JWL IP HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Damian Franken Manning
  • Patent number: 10783484
    Abstract: Techniques for tracking deliveries of items and verifying route adherence by a delivery person may be described herein. For example, first information may be maintained that identifies an association of a virtual asset with a machine-readable identifier. Further, second information may be generated and maintained that identifies an association of the machine-readable identifier with an item. Upon receiving an order for an item, delivery instructions may be generated and provided to an entity for delivering the item to a location. The delivery to the location may be verified based at least in part on geo-location information provided by a user device interacting with the machine-readable identifier of the item. In embodiments, the virtual asset associated with the machine-readable identifier may be associated with a user profile corresponding to the delivery location instead of with the machine-readable identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Pragyana K. Mishra
  • Patent number: 10769709
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a communication device having a controller to present a plurality of selectable commodity items, detect one or more selections from the plurality of commodity items, generate a list from the one or more commodity items selected, and transmit the list to a system. The system can be adapted to receive the list from the communication device, determine a selection order for the items in the list based on a location of each item in a store and at least one characteristic of at least one of the items, update the list according to the selection order, and transmit the updated list to a device for conducting commodity shopping according to the adjusted list. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Anup D. Karnalkar, R. Tyler Wallis, William S. Robbins, Susan S. Steele
  • Patent number: 10762557
    Abstract: A shopping cart according to an embodiment comprises a shopping basket in which items to be purchased are placed and an electronic device including a display, a memory in which a list of the items to be purchased is stored, and a processor. The processor is configured to determine a plurality of items to be returned from the list of the items to be purchased, calculate a priority value for each of items to be returned based on character of the item, determine a return sequence of the items to be returned based on the calculated priority value, and control the display to display guidance information indicating the determined return sequence of the items to be returned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Daisuke Miyagi
  • Patent number: 10755327
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide a vehicle record platform using blockchain technology. Vehicle records are recorded using blocks linked by vehicle identification number. The vehicle record stores historical information about vehicles, including collision information, financing information, transfer of ownership information, and other transaction information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: ROYAL BANK OF CANADA
    Inventors: Gaurav Nagla, Iustina-Miruna Vintila
  • Patent number: 10748207
    Abstract: A method for searching for apparel online includes storing multiple apparel cut patterns and determining a distance between points of the multiple apparel cut patterns. The method also includes retrieving a reference apparel item cut pattern from the multiple apparel cut patterns based on user input corresponding to a reference apparel item. The method further includes identifying a search apparel cut pattern from the multiple apparel cut patterns based on the determined distance and generating an overlay of a visual representation of the search apparel cut pattern and corresponding to a visual representation of the reference apparel cut pattern. The method still further includes displaying the overlay and information of a search apparel item corresponding to the search apparel cut pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventor: Sina Sohangir
  • Patent number: 10740816
    Abstract: A person and machine matching device (1), for each machine that operates according to operation of an operator, stores a machine type classified on a basis of operability of the machine, in a machine type DB (15). The person and machine matching device (1) determines matching between an operator type obtained by classifying an operator on the basis of a machine operation handling ability and the machine type classified on the basis of the operability of the machine. In addition, the person and machine matching device (1) generates and outputs matching determination result information with the machine of which the machine type is stored in the machine type DB (15), on the basis of a determination result obtained by determining the matching between the operator type of a specified operator and the machine type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Atsushi Hisano
  • Patent number: 10740833
    Abstract: A method is provided for controlling electronic storefronts presented using a set-top box over a communication network. The method includes sending, by a server, electronic video content over the communication network for delivery to a set-top box. The electronic video content includes a trigger that instructs a processor in the set-top box to display options in a graphical user interface on a display device, and an embedded selectable trigger that causes the processor to display at least one popup on the display device. The method also includes sending, by the server, a retrieved electronic storefront over the communication network to the set-top box, wherein the retrieved electronic storefront, including user-selectable assets, is virtually presented on the display device by the set-top box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: David J. Piepenbrink, Lee M. Chow, James T. Sofos
  • Patent number: 10733659
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to systems and methods for generating, receiving and processing product-specific network addresses that may be used to generate product-specific checkout pages. In some embodiments, an intermediary server is provided that generates product-specific network addresses for merchants to be used on media websites. The product-specific network address is stored by the intermediary server in association with particular product information. The intermediary server acts as an interface between a user that visits the product-specific network address and a host checkout server. Specifically, the intermediary server receives the product-specific network address, retrieves the associated product information, and forwards the product information to the host checkout server. The host checkout server may then generate a checkout page for the user using the product information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Zeeshanul Haque, Abhishek Bansal
  • Patent number: 10733654
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a plurality of candidate offers that are likely associated with a product being offered for sale. Each candidate offer is associated with a common set of attributes, wherein at least one of the attributes in the common set uniquely identifies the product being offered for sale. The method further includes, for each attribute value of each candidate offer, scoring the attribute value based on an aggregate number of times that the attribute value is found across corresponding attributes of other candidate offers in the plurality, and adding the scores for a first pair of attributes to determine a cumulative score for the candidate offer. One of the attributes in the first pair is the at least one attribute that uniquely identifies the product. The method still further includes updating a set of normalized attribute values for the product to include the attribute values for the first pair of attributes from a highest scoring candidate offer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Apurva Rameshchandra Jadhav, Shashikant Khandelwal, Gurpreetsingh Baljeetsingh Sachdev, Nikhil Gupta
  • Patent number: 10713697
    Abstract: A method for a product exchange for plural producers may comprise: configuring an electronic device to provide geo-tagged and time stamped image data, receiving registration data from a producer, receiving facility data and product data, and storing the received data in a relational database separate from the electronic device, and repeating the foregoing for a plurality of producers. The method may further comprise receiving registration data and qualifying data from a buyer who is provided product data and may make an offer therefor, or may comprise receiving a request for a supply, equipment or educational material and facilitating the ordering and delivery thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: AVANTE INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: Kevin Kwong-Tai Chung
  • Patent number: 10713700
    Abstract: The present invention refers to the field of shoemaking industry and discloses a replacement shoe, a process for adding shoes to a user shoes collection, a shoes vending machine, a shoes distribution process and a shoes replacement process, more specifically, an automation and optimization of the current logistic process between the industry and/or shoes distributors and resellers until product delivery to the final customer. The present invention also allows the supply of one shoe only since the shoe distributed together with objects of the present invention comprises a geometry that adapts both to the left foot and the right foot. Thus, throughout the manufacturing, sales and products distribution logistic chain, the present invention advantageously discloses the offer of a larger variety of product ranges to the final customer, also allowing stock replenishment using small vehicles, for example, motorcycles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Grendene S.A.
    Inventor: Edson Matsuo
  • Patent number: 10692134
    Abstract: A system and method for providing a listing activity engine for online computer users is disclosed. A particular embodiment includes: accessing a plurality of listings corresponding to items offered on a host site; accessing listing activity level information related to the plurality of listings; producing search results that include only matched listings of the plurality of listings with activity level information indicating activity less than a pre-determined listing activity threshold; and displaying the search results to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Aaron Neal Shusterman, Vinh Thu Pham
  • Patent number: 10679263
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems and methods for the aggregation, analysis, display and monetization of pricing data for commodities in general, and which may be particularly useful applied to vehicles are disclosed. In certain embodiments, one or more models may be applied over a set of historical transaction data associated with a vehicle configuration to determine pricing data. Some models may leverage incremental data in various conditions, including cases where fewer than a desired number of historical transactions are present in the bin of a specified vehicle, where fewer than, equal to, or more than a certain number of list prices for the specified vehicle available, and where no historical transaction data for new models is available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: TrueCar, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Swinson, Lin O'Driscoll, Scott Painter
  • Patent number: 10679266
    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 identifying one or more product attributes in an existing title for a product, determining at least one product attribute to include in an alternative title for the product, determining that the at least one product attribute in the alternative title for at least a the product does not correspond to the one or more product attributes in the existing title for the product, automatically inserting the at least one product attribute in the alternative title for the product into a modified title for the product, and coordinating displaying of the modified title for the product on a website associated with the online retailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Abilash Amarthaluri, Nikita Maple Sudan, Zuzar Fakhruddin Nafar, Chandni Jain