Patents Examined by Matthew L Hamilton
  • Patent number: 11100535
    Abstract: A system and method for providing a group recommendation is disclosed. First a group having at least one member is defined. A group profile having at least one activity and a set of conditions for the activity are created. Based on the set of conditions a corresponding set of trigger events are identified. A number of electronic data sources are monitored for information related to set of conditions. The monitored set of conditions are compared against the set of trigger events. If the threshold between the set of conditions and the set of trigger events is met, then an alert is generated that is presented to the members of the group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Arindam Bhowmick, Carlos Chivardi, Jennifer M. Hatfield, Gregory S. Hurlebaus, Josef Scherpa
  • Patent number: 11074583
    Abstract: Various embodiments are generally directed to method and devices to receive biometric data and transaction data relating to a transaction, apply a model to the biometric data and the transaction data to determine an emotional state of the user during the transaction, and determine an action associated for the transaction based on the emotional state of the user during the performance of the transaction. Embodiments further include causing performance of the action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Sophie Bermudez, Salik Shah, Latika Gulati
  • Patent number: 11074614
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to a system that enables a user of a mobile communication device to view information that is presented on a billboard at a time after the user sees the physical billboard. The user inputs a billboard-information request into the mobile communication device, such as via an application executing on the mobile communication device. A current location of the mobile communication device at the time when the user input the billboard-information request is determined. Each billboard that is within a predetermined distance from the current location is identified as being a billboard-of-interest for the user. Information associated with each billboard-of-interest is provided to the user via the application executing on the mobile communication device or via a map on a website that is accessible to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: DH Capital, LLC
    Inventors: David Hannant, Jesse DeGroff, Damon Streetman
  • Patent number: 11068861
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses and methods are provided herein for creating a purchase voucher. In one embodiment, a method of creating a purchase voucher is provided. The method includes the steps of: providing a network accessible user interface for configuring the purchase voucher, receiving a selection of a voucher type through the user interface, receiving a selection of one or more products through the user interface, generating voucher usage parameters based on at least the selection of the voucher type and the selection of the one or more products, associating the voucher usage parameters with a voucher identifier, the voucher identifier being configured to be used by a customer to redeem the purchase voucher with a retailer, and storing the voucher usage parameters and the associated voucher identifier at a networked database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Eric A. Letson, Emily D. McKenzie
  • Patent number: 11055476
    Abstract: A system is provided that permits the use of classification information that can be interpreted by a computer system. To this end, a system and method may be provided for creating classification information that may be interpreted by a computer system. Such classification information may be associated with content, and permit a computer system to process the content based on the classification information. In one example, classification information may be associated by a user, system, or process with a portion of content, and a computer system processes the content based on the classification information. For instance, the classification information may cause content to be processed in a particular way, presented to a user by a particular application program, cause the content to be forwarded to a particular user, or otherwise influence how the content is handled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Pinterest, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Schachter, Albert Wenger
  • Patent number: 11037206
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a server computing machine provides an interface operable to permit a first user to broadcast a live video to one or more second users. The server computing machine provides sponsored content items to the second users while also providing the live video. In response to receiving an indication that the first user selected an option to display a sponsored content item while broadcasting the live video, the server computing machine reduces the image size of the live video, superimposes the live video of reduced size on the sponsored content item to define a combined image having a sponsored portion on which the sponsored content item is displayed and a live portion on which the live video is displayed. The combined image is then sent to the one or more second users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Debashish Paul
  • Patent number: 11023906
    Abstract: Providing an end-to-end citizen engagement, in one aspect, may comprise obtaining data of multiple disintegrated sources from one or more of communication and social computing channels via one or more adapters. Data refactoring and management, integration and process orchestration of the data according to a data model as data attributes of the data model may be provided. One or more analytics may be performed based on the data attributes stored according to the data model and input specified to the one or more analytics. One or more results computed by performing the one or more analytics may be provided. One or more application logics supporting one or more front-end applications may be produced. One or more front-end applications for automated sensing of user activities and sensor-based individual assistant capability may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tian-Jy Chao, Younghun Kim, Stephen E. Levy, Ming Li, Milind R. Naphade, Sambit Sahu
  • Patent number: 10979535
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for decoupled selection of content for semi-connected electronic devices. In one embodiment, an example method may include determining a set of candidate content for presentation at a semi-connected device, the set of candidate content comprising first content and second content of at least one content campaign, determining that an impression of the first content was served while the semi-connected device was disconnected from a network, determining that the first content and the second content were eligible for presentation at a first timestamp of a first impression interaction for the impression of the first content, determining a first bid amount for the first content and a second bid amount for the second content at a second timestamp of delivery of the first content to the semi-connected device, and determining a winning bid amount for the first impression interaction using the first bid amount and the second bid amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John Martin Miller, Deep Desai, Lucas Jacobs, Michael Lee Loritsch, Abhijeet More, Ross Tucker
  • Patent number: 10970745
    Abstract: A method and system for providing advertising to a moving target vehicle. Vehicle data is determined by one or more devices namely at least one sensor device and/or a global positioning system (GPS) device. At least one processor in communication with the one or more devices receives the vehicle data. The at least one processor initiates display of video data of advertising content data on a display device on a moving advertising vehicle to display the video data to the moving target vehicle in accordance with at least one display parameter that is based on the received vehicle data and initiates play of the audio data of the advertising content data by an audio device disposed within the display device in the moving advertising vehicle. The audio data played is configured to be heard as sound by the moving target vehicle, and the audio data relates to the video data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher J. Dawson, Peter G. Finn, Stephen J. Houlihan, James W. Seaman
  • Patent number: 10970749
    Abstract: An app server receives a device token from a software application on a mobile device. The device token identifies the mobile device for pushing notification messages of the software application to the mobile device via a push notification system. The mobile device is monitored while accessing the Internet in order to detect when the user may benefit from upgraded access to the Internet. The app server then sends one or more notification message(s) to the user such as by sending a message to the device token of the mobile device via the push notification system or to a display device associated with the user at the hospitality establishment. The notification message invites the user to upgrade their Internet access. The push notification system alerts the user to the notification message via the user interface of the mobile device even when the software application is not running on the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Guest Tek Interactive Entertainment Ltd.
    Inventors: Brendan G. Cassidy, Peter S. Warrick, Lindsey M. Carriere
  • Patent number: 10963905
    Abstract: A mobile device with a display, processor(s), and memory: identifies a retail machine configured for wireless communications based on broadcasted information transmitted by the retail machine and including an identifier corresponding to the retail machine; transmits the identifier to a server and receives from the server an electronic communication including a promotional offer for products or services offered by the retail machine; displays the promotional offer; detects selection of a promotional offer; receives a notification from the retail machine that a product or service was provided by the retail machine for a user of the mobile device; transmits confirmation information associated with the notification to the server, receives promotion validation information from the server indicating validation of the promotional offer; and based on the promotion validation information, displays information confirming application of the promotional offer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: PAYRANGE INC.
    Inventor: Paresh K. Patel
  • Patent number: 10956929
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating human readable natural language summary for campaign audience are provided. The system includes a memory storing a database including audience segments and tags related to the audience segments. A computer server is in communication with the memory and the database, the computer server programmed to: obtain campaign delivery feed data related to a plurality of campaigns from at least one advertiser in a preset time period; obtain audience feed data including tag information from a data provider; cluster the tag information to find term frequencies for each term in the tag information; identify human understandable terms from the clustered tag information by removing noisy terms; and generate a human understandable report using the human understandable terms in a timely fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Media Inc.
    Inventors: Zornitsa Kozareva, Lin Ma, Rohit Bhatia
  • Patent number: 10949867
    Abstract: A method of locating a target in a geographical space includes providing information to searcher users searching for the target, and potentially selecting among multiple targets for location, and providing rewards to the searchers after locating the target. The target may be a virtual object, and the method may use augmented reality features in locating the virtual object. The method may also provide for participating users who are not actively searching for the target, but may team with a searcher to receive a reward if the searcher locates the target, and who may potentially assist the user in locating the target. Participating users may be eligible if they are located in a designated participation area. The method may further provide for observing users who can observe progress of searchers in searching for the target but are not involved in the search or reward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Andon, Ron G. Faris, Jett House, Aaron L. Uhrmacher
  • Patent number: 10884454
    Abstract: Disclosed is a line-of-sight wearable device worn over a chest of a first user, the device comprising: a housing defining at least a first electronic device storage location; a wall on said housing having at least a portion to expose a display of the first electronic device; the wall on said housing configured to open to removably secure the first electronic device within the at least first electronic device storage location; and the first electronic device that is pair-able wirelessly with a second electronic device, wherein at least one of a display or audio event on the first electronic device is caused programmably based on a pre-defined line-of-sight rule and the at least one of the display or audio event is exposed in a line-of-sight to at least a second user via any one of the walls of the housing worn over the chest of the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: blue storm media inc
    Inventor: Gareth Llewelyn
  • Patent number: 10867317
    Abstract: The disclosure facilitates loyalty earnings by generating purchase recommendations. Loyalty data is collected from a loyalty program data store. The loyalty data is associated with a loyalty profile of a user. Account data is collected from an account data store. The account data is associated with an account of the user that is linked to the loyalty profile of the user. Transaction data is collected from a transaction data store. The transaction data is associated with the account of the user. User recommendations are generated for prioritizing loyalty earnings on the loyalty profile based on the loyalty data, account data, and transaction data. After the recommendations are generated, the recommendations are caused to be displayed on a user interface associated with a computing device of the user. Combining the three types of collected data to generate the recommendations results in accurate recommendations that are tailored to the user to increase loyalty earnings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Anouska Ladds, Heather Alice Cobb, Simon Forbes, Piero Macari
  • Patent number: 10853841
    Abstract: Adaptive system for communicating with a customer in a retail store environment includes a sensor disposed at a sensor location in a retail environment. The sensor location is selected so that the sensor captures information that facilitates identification of at least one trait associated with a customer located proximate to the sensor location. A processing system is configured to use the information to determine the at least one trait. Thereafter, in response to such determination, the processing system selectively determines a message or content selection to be displayed to the customer based at least in part on the at least one trait that has been identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: Gilbert Fernandez, Sergio M. Perez, Dario Passadore, Craig R. Szklany
  • Patent number: 10846739
    Abstract: Some implementations may provide a method for conducting a marketing campaign, including: providing a user interface to a marketing professional; receiving, via the interface, input from the marketing professional prescribing a sequence of at least three steps for engaging at least one target customer, the sequence comprising: a start step corresponding to a beginning point for the at least one target customer to enter into the sequence, at least one end step corresponding to a finishing line for the at least one target customer to complete the sequence, at least one step for communicating information to the at least one target customer for the at least one target customer to progress through the sequence; subsequent to determining that the sequence of steps is valid, receiving an instruction from the marketing professional to launch the sequence; and in response to the received instruction, launching the sequence to conduct the marketing campaign.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher Hahn, Cassie Wallender, Brian Caruso, Saqib Rokadia, Stephen Sisk
  • Patent number: 10832270
    Abstract: Methods and systems for analyzing vehicle operation data associated with a temporary or periodic usage of a vehicle by a driver. In aspects, the driver may associate with an electronic device within the vehicle that may record or collect the vehicle operation data. After the vehicle operation has concluded, the vehicle operation data may be analyzed to assess a performance of the driver during operation of the vehicle, whereby the performance may be influenced by positive or negative driving events. Based on the performance of the driver, a profile or account of the user may be processed accordingly such that the user may be incentivized to modify certain driving behaviors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Kerry Cote, Nicholas R. Baker, Mark E. Clauss, Todd Binion, Andrea Lee Rhoades, Steven J. Balbach, Brian Mark Fields, Kyle Pott
  • Patent number: 10825060
    Abstract: A method of providing targeted content across user channels includes receiving a plurality of device activity events on a user device, storing the received plurality of device activity events, creating an audience population based on the stored device activity events, determining links for additional secondary user devices based on the user device, creating a cross-channel advertising campaign targeting the determined audience population, and running the cross-channel advertising campaign based on the device activity and the determined additional secondary user devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Media Inc.
    Inventors: Eliot L. Pearson, Elena Hearty, Jay Crystal, Douglas Weltman, Marcy Stone
  • Patent number: 10810611
    Abstract: A system and associated method for encouraging individual employees of a business, or members of a team, to practice proper washroom activities is provided. The employees or team members are enrolled a washroom rewards program, and certain washroom facilities are designated as available to the individuals for use in the rewards program. The washroom facilities are configured with an identification (ID) system that automatically identifies enrolled employees or team members that enter the facility. Point values are assigned in the washroom rewards program for defined washroom activities performed by the individuals in the designated washroom facilities, and upon performance of such activities, the individual is identified via the ID system and a personal account assigned to the individual is automatically credited with the point value. The points are redeemable by the individuals for an award value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Becker, Charlene Dunbar, Jason Kirkland, Warren Moede, Thomas H Schulz, Chrissy Sheehan, Peter W. Shipp, Jr., Paul F. Tramontina, Matthew T Zielinski