Patents Examined by Luna Champagne
  • Patent number: 10776766
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method presents on a merchant checkout graphical user interface associated with a payment processor widget. The payment processor widget determines affiliations of a plurality of accounts and a plurality of issuers of a user. The payment processor widget via the merchant checkout graphical user interface defines at least one selectable graphic configured for receiving interactions of the user on the selectable graphic. In response to receiving the selection of the selectable graphic, the payment processor widget presents a field within the merchant checkout graphical user interface for receiving a credential from the user associated with an authentication widget of the particular issuer. The authentication widget communicates the credential to the particular issuer for authentication of the user. In response to receiving a successful authentication indicator from the particular issuer, the payment processor widget displays a message indicating that a transaction was approved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: VISA INTERNATIONAL SERVICE ASSOCIATION
    Inventor: Thomas Purves
  • Patent number: 10762532
    Abstract: A system, methods, and apparatuses are provided for valuation and exchange of stored value assets, information of value, and the transfer of value to or among individuals. The exchanged assets may be of a similar nature, e.g., music files exchanged for other music files, and exchange or trade of information such as rewards value or a restaurant coupon. The exchanged assets may also be other dissimilar assets exchanged between individuals and/or entities. The exchange may be initiated in numerous ways such as after completing a review, exchanging or trading a gift card, a prepaid card, a reward card, a coupon, a ticket, a pass, and/or the like when in proximity to a specific location or a location of some type or category, and/or exchanging or trading of other assets between individuals based on one or more constraints such as time, location, need, desire for the assets, and/or proximity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Proctor Consulting, LLC
    Inventors: James A. Proctor, Jr., James Arthur Proctor, III, Maria Elena Triploi
  • Patent number: 10762467
    Abstract: Provided is an art of registration and management of the placement positions of objects to be managed can be easily and reliably performed. A device includes an identification information receiving unit 11 that receives identification information that can identify an object to be managed and acquisition time of the identification information; a position information receiving unit 12 that receives position information relating to a position of a person who moves around in a target floor while carrying equipment configured to acquire the identification information; and a placement information registration unit 13 that registers the placement information of the object to be managed by registering the position information received by the unit 12 at the same time or almost at the same time as the acquisition time of the identification information that is received by the unit 11 in association with the identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroo Harada, Ryoma Oami, Yuusuke Konishi, Hiroo Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10755322
    Abstract: Blockchain-based software instance usage determination is disclosed. A span identifier that identifies a span is received. A blockchain is traversed to identify a plurality of authorized transactions generated within the span, the blockchain including a plurality of blocks of authorized transactions, each authorized transaction authorizing execution of a software instance. Information about software instances identified in the plurality of authorized transactions is output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: Justin M. Kilpatrick
  • Patent number: 10748135
    Abstract: A transaction card associated with a payment service may be purchased by a customer without the customer having a user profile with the payment service. The user scans a card identifier from the transaction card or from the transaction card's packaging using a mobile device, which then sends the card identifier to the payment service. The payment service may use the card identifier to generate a user profile that the payment service can automatically link to the transaction card. The user can track transactions made using the transaction card via the user profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Square, Inc.
    Inventors: Ayokunle Omojola, Ashutosh Sham Dhodapkar
  • Patent number: 10713877
    Abstract: A device to produce personalized mixtures of substances is configured to be controlled by computer program code running on a user terminal. The computer program code enables a user of the user terminal to create and personalize the formulas for optimizing the beverage according to the specific needs of the user and order the beverages from a remote location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: ILLYCAFFE' S.P.A. CON UNICO SOCIO
    Inventors: Andrea Illy, Riccardo Piras, Luca Troisi, Guido Guaschino, Roberto Maggio, Furio Suggi Liverani
  • Patent number: 10671856
    Abstract: Described is a system for counting stacked items using image analysis. In one implementation, an image of an inventory location with stacked items is obtained and processed to determine the number of items stacked at the inventory location. In some instances, the item closest to the camera that obtains the image may be the only item viewable in the image. Using image analysis, such as depth mapping or Histogram of Oriented Gradients (HOG) algorithms, the distance of the item from the camera and the shelf of the inventory location can be determined. Using this information, and known dimension information for the item, a count of the number of items stacked at an inventory location may be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaofeng Ren, Ohil Krishnamurthy Manyam, Avishkar Misra, Liefeng Bo, Sudarshan Narasimha Raghavan, Christopher Robert Towers, Gopi Prashanth Gopal, Yasser Baseer Asmi
  • Patent number: 10671969
    Abstract: The preset invention is an inventory-parts control system and supervisory arrangement suitable for tracking the actual use of and accounting for the ultimate disposition of at least some of the individual pieces constituting an implant (or a complete implant construct), which is then being surgically engrafted in-vivo. This inventory-parts control system and supervisory arrangement is accurate, reliable, and fully functional for inventory part control purposes during the surgery; and will account for the ultimate disposition of each required component item of that implant (or complete implant construct) individually and in a timely manner, as each part is individually surgically introduced and engrafted in-vivo at a preselected anatomic site upon or within the body of a living subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Summate Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip W. Sayles, Todd Rosseau
  • Patent number: 10672234
    Abstract: A system and associated method are provided for dispensing lottery tickets at retail establishments. A lottery ticket terminal is in communication with a retail POS register and accepts a request for purchase of a particular lottery ticket selected from a plurality of different lottery tickets. A dispenser array is in communication with the terminal and includes a plurality of separate bins having a different respective lottery tickets stored. The lottery tickets have a machine readable code printed thereon and each bin includes a scanner disposed to read the code as the tickets are dispensed from the bin by an electronic drive mechanism. The lottery ticket terminal transmits a purchase signal for dispensing a particular lottery ticket that is routed to the respective bin containing the particular lottery ticket. The bin transmits a signal that is routed to a central lottery server for each lottery ticket dispensed from the bin, the signal identifying the lottery ticket from the scanned code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Scientific Games International, Inc.
    Inventors: William F. Behm, Ajay J. Ghia, Sten Hallundbaek Mejenborg, Mark Andrew Thompson
  • Patent number: 10636034
    Abstract: A point of sale (POS) is programmed to add unrestricted items to a transaction. In response to presentation of unique customer identification, the customer's identity is verified by transmitting an image associated with the unique identification to the POS. In response to receiving verification that the image corresponds to the presenter of the unique identification, a self-checkout interface is displayed by the POS. Restricted items are input by the customer and, if the customer is determined eligible to purchase the restricted items, they are added to the transaction. Payment for both restricted and unrestricted items in the transaction is then processed. Eligibility may be determined on a server system that determines the customer's age and possibly one or more other eligibility criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Ruth A. Boyd, Meriah D. Montondo, Kellie D. Embree
  • Patent number: 10592856
    Abstract: A non-transitory processor-readable medium stores code representing instructions to be executed by a processor. The code stored in the medium includes code to cause the processor to receive a first signal indicating a quantity of an item listed on a website of a first marketplace from a set of marketplaces. The item is listed on a website of each marketplace from the set of marketplaces. The code stored in the medium includes code to cause the processor to change, based on the first signal, an inventory parameter associated with the item from a first value to a second value. The code stored in the medium includes code to cause the processor to send, to a device of each marketplace, a second signal indicating the updated inventory parameter such that the item remains listed on the web site of each marketplace until the second value is zero.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Optoro, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Szmajda, Adam Vitarello
  • Patent number: 10580029
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for an extensible point-of-sale device is disclosed. The method includes registering a third-party application to be notified of a transaction change on the point-of-sale device. The method also includes displaying a user interface to a user during a purchase transaction on a display of the point-of-sale device using one of a register module and a payment module. The method also includes receiving the transaction change via the user interface of the point-of-sale device. The method also includes broadcasting the transaction change to a set of registered applications that includes the third-party application. The method also includes taking an action that modifies the purchase transaction using the third-party application in response to the broadcasting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Clover Network, Inc.
    Inventors: John Daniel Beatty, Tamer Mohamed El Calamawy, Jacob Whitaker Abrams, Michael Joseph Quinlan, Jeffrey Blattman
  • Patent number: 10559041
    Abstract: An indicator associated with a financial card to tender payment for a transaction is received from a point of sale device. A storage device stores independent sets of information associated with the financial card. The sets of information indicate different actions to be performed and settings corresponding to the actions. The indicator received from the point of sale device is associated with one of the independent sets of information. The actions associated with the received indicator are performed in accordance with the corresponding settings in response to conducting a transaction with the financial card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan F. Brunn, Robert W. Campion
  • Patent number: 10552815
    Abstract: According to the invention, a system for providing payments to a point of sale device is disclosed. The system may include a mobile device having a storage medium, an input device, a wireless transmission device, and a processor. The storage medium may include individual authentication information and device authentication information. The input device may be configured to receive an input. The wireless transmission device may be configured to selectively transmit the device authentication information to a nearby point of sale device. The processor may be configured to compare the input with the individual authentication information, and activate the wireless transmission device to transmit the device authentication information if the input is correlated with the individual authentication information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: The Western Union Company
    Inventors: Rebecca Loevenguth, Evans Mehew, Dave Owen, Dianna Lyons, Scott Paintin
  • Patent number: 10552919
    Abstract: An indicator associated with a financial card to tender payment for a transaction is received from a point of sale device. A storage device stores independent sets of information associated with the financial card. The sets of information indicate different actions to be performed and settings corresponding to the actions. The indicator received from the point of sale device is associated with one of the independent sets of information. The actions associated with the received indicator are performed in accordance with the corresponding settings in response to conducting a transaction with the financial card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan F. Brunn, Robert W. Campion
  • Patent number: 10504141
    Abstract: A method for representing and managing an inventory of overlapping multi-dimensional items such as advertising or ad impressions. The method uses an inventory management module to generate unique segment identifiers for sets of inventory items by processing descriptions of the sets of impressions including defining criteria. The method includes processing the unique segment identifiers to create a representation of the inventory as a plurality of inventory regions, which may include non-overlapping regions that correspond to inventory items in a single set of the inventory and also include overlapping regions that correspond to inventory items in two or more of the sets (e.g., items that match two or more sets of defining criteria or attributes). Availability and selection of inventory is determined using the information on inventory regions to control effects of cannibalization, such as by implementing logically necessary allocation to only cannibalize a region on a limited or forced basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Xandr Inc.
    Inventor: Charles Douglas Cosman
  • Patent number: 10497000
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a point of return device can be configured to gather information related to a return request and a returning customer. Upon providing the information to an authorization server, the server can identify historical transaction data of the returning customer from data stored in a repository. Based on the historical transaction data and on the return request, the authorization server determines a return authorization decision based on an item-level return policy, another decision based on customer-specific return privileges, and optionally, another authorization decision based on registry-related return privileges. Upon processing the return request based on a selected return authorization decision, data representative of the processed return request is optionally stored in the repository to update the previously identified customer transaction data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: TARGET BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: David Barstad, Thomas William Branham, Julie Lynne Wegmiller, Jamie Ann Person, Lara Erpelding, Jayachandran Chandrashekaran, Koteswara R. Silla, Sreeraj Balakrishnan
  • Patent number: 10445688
    Abstract: A system that creates an inventory organization within an electronic business system is provided. The system receives a request to create the inventory organization. The system further displays an electronic template within a graphical user interface, the electronic template including inventory organization fields. The system further receives attributes of the inventory organization that are input within the inventory organization fields of the electronic template. The system further validates the attributes of the inventory organization. The system further generates inventory organization data based on the attributes of the inventory organization and rules, the inventory organization data including the attributes of the inventory organization. The system further populates the inventory organization data into a database of the electronic business system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Kishore Kondragunta, Jose Carlos Martinez Hernandez, Hugo Daniel Rodriguez Nila, Renzo Zagni
  • Patent number: 10445683
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for providing a searchable aggregated data structure for a networked application. Source data in a plurality of formats is acquired from delivery service computers associated with food or beverage delivery services over a communication network. Acquired source data includes, for each of the food or beverage delivery services, data representing multiple source menu items provided by multiple restaurants. Acquired source data is mapped according to a predetermined data format. Formatted data is linked to common restaurants based on restaurant identifier data. Common menu items among the source menu items are identified, and, for each identified common menu item, the source menu items are associated with a master menu item. Linked data and master menu items are combined into a master data set. The master data set and the restaurant identifier data are imported into the searchable aggregated data structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Bootler, LLC
    Inventors: Liam Hession, Michael DiBenedetto
  • Patent number: 10438297
    Abstract: A platform may obtain, for a first set of entities involved in a money laundering investigation, target entity information for a target entity and related entity information for a set of related entities. The platform may analyze the target entity information and the related entity information to identify money laundering candidates. The platform may determine one or more relationships indicating a degree of similarity between the target entity and the one or more related entities. The platform may generate a graph data structure that associates the target entity and the one or more related entities using the one or more relationships. The platform may determine a score for the target entity and one or more scores for the one or more related entities. The platform may provide a recommendation indicating whether the target entity and/or the one or more related entities are likely to be engaging in money laundering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Jingguang Han, Md Faisal Zaman, Dadong Wan, Alejandro Cabello Jimenez, Esteban Collado Cespon