Patents Examined by Michael Cranford
  • Patent number: 10263888
    Abstract: A sticky order routing system may include multiple order routers in communication with an electronic exchange for communicating transaction messages. Each of the order routers communicates transaction messages between multiple associated trading sessions and the electronic exchange, where of the associated trading sessions is assigned to the order router in communication with the electronic exchange. Transaction message traffic between the order routers and the electronic exchange is monitored, such as randomly, based on round-robin assignment, and/or trading data. In response to transaction message traffic exceeding a threshold, the trading session may be assigned to a new order router.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Trading Technologies International, Inc.
    Inventor: Sagy Pundak Mintz
  • Patent number: 9830587
    Abstract: A system, method and device for customizing online merchant payments for mobile devices without merchant integration are provided. In an embodiment, a mobile device monitors a state of a web-based session between the mobile device and an online merchant and detects and intercepts a payment form received from an online merchant for entering payment information to complete a purchase transaction with the online merchant. The mobile device displays a list of one or more payment types available for selection to complete the purchase transaction. The user selects and payment type and the mobile device retrieves associated payment information from a server based on the payment type selected by the user. The mobile device populates fields of the payment form with the retrieved payment information, displays the populated payment form to the user for confirmation to complete the purchase transaction, and submits the populated payment form to the online merchant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Timothy L. Bell, Sai Suresh Ganesamoorthi, Hemant Tiwari
  • Patent number: 9811817
    Abstract: Methods and systems consistent with the present invention overcome the shortcomings of existing trading systems by providing an invoiceless trading system that creates incentives for customers to pay suppliers within a predetermined period of time, such as a settlement period. Specifically, the invoiceless trading system enables a customer to obtain a discount on orders placed with suppliers in return for an immediate payment (e.g., within 24 hours) by the customer. The supplier receives payment within the predetermined period of time, and the customer receives additional cash benefits by providing an early payment to the supplier. To communicate with and transfer funds between customers and suppliers, the invoiceless trading system may use an electronic gateway and a settlement bank. In addition to creating an incentive to embrace e-commerce, both customers and suppliers avoid the need to manually process orders and use invoices to complete transactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: FAST 101 PTY LTD.
    Inventor: William James Duncan
  • Patent number: 9792650
    Abstract: An exemplary system according to the present disclosure comprises a server system (comprising one or more computing devices) that is in communication with one or more financial exchange systems and one or more data source computer devices (e.g., news sources). Also in communication with the server system are one or more mobile communication devices. The server system comprises a memory and a processor executing software that enables the server system to receive live market data and information from one or more of the financial exchange systems and the data source computer devices; aggregate and filter the data and information; according to one or more pre-set user preferences and/or one or more user-initiated commands; and transmit the aggregated/filtered data and information to one or more mobile communication devices via one or more live data feeds. The mobile communication device displays aggregated/filtered information in a single, interactive GUI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Trade Capture, OTC Corp.
    Inventors: Vincent P. Annunziata, David Ehrlich, Paul Summermatter, Eric M. Hermanson, John Rowland
  • Patent number: 9792649
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for implementing an electronic trading system which supports risk checking as part of standard message order processing is described. In accordance with the invention risk checking is moved into the exchange system, e.g., electronic communications network, responsible for servicing transaction/order messages and implementing trades. Thus, at least some level of risk checking is performed on transactions even if a broker allows a trader to submit orders directly to the ECN without first passing through a broker order/risk checking system. Brokers, clients and/or individual traders provide parameters used to perform various checks which are performed within the exchange on submitted orders. Various checks are broker level checks which test that orders placed by individual clients do not exceed constraints which are based on the aggregate of the holdings of the individual clients of a broker. Additional client level and trader specified risk checking may also be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: NYSE ARCA LLC
    Inventors: Alexei Lebedev, Vladimir Parizhsky
  • Patent number: 9667430
    Abstract: The SIP server can be comprised of an engine tier that is designed for high throughput processing of SIP communications and a state tier that maintains state information for access by the engine tier. A Java-based offline charging application can be deployed on the SIP server engine tier in order to allow the SIP server to generate offline charging events and transmit them to a charging data function (CDF) server. The state data for the offline accounting session can be maintained on the state tier. Furthermore, timers set to accounting interim interval value can be used to indicate expiration times for the accounting session. The SIP server can use the timers to send periodic interim requests in order to update and maintain the accounting session open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: David Connelly
  • Patent number: 8930261
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for generating a fraud risk score representing a fraud risk associated with an individual, the method comprising: a) determining a telephony channel risk score from at least one of audio channel data and non-audio channel data of the individual; and b) generating the fraud risk score based on at least one of the telephony channel risk score, the audio channel data, and the non-audio channel data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Verint Americas Inc.
    Inventors: David Hartig, Anthony Rajakumar, Lisa Marie Guerra, Richard Gutierrez
  • Patent number: 8924270
    Abstract: Methods and system for admitting a content provider into a revenue sharing program are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method comprises receiving a request from a content provider to participate in the revenue sharing partner program and determining whether to invite the content provider based at least in part on infraction information associated with the content provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Thai Tran, Dean Yasuda, Shashi Seth, Aaron Kwong Yue Lee, Zheng Liu, Franck Chastagnol, George Strompolos
  • Patent number: 8924285
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the invention there is provided a method, comprising collecting voiceprints of callers; identifying which of the collected voiceprints are associated with fraud; and generating a whitelist comprising voiceprints corresponding to the collected voiceprints not identified as associated with fraud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Verint Americas Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Rajakumar, Richard Gutierrez, Lisa M. Guerra
  • Patent number: 8768736
    Abstract: Methods for tracking customer spending: the methods may comprise receiving from the customer a first threshold amount and a period length; receiving a transaction indication for each debit transaction made by the customer during a first period; and alerting the customer if the sum of the amounts of debit transactions during the first period exceeds the first threshold amount. The methods may also comprise receiving a transaction indication for each debit transaction made by the customer during a second period; and alerting the customer if the sum of the amounts of debit transactions during the second period exceeds a second threshold amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Aaron Chapman, Hyun Jin Ko, Rodney Hal Monson, Mark Alexander Jones, Bryan L. Mackrell, Michael S. Ley, Thomas S. Kunz
  • Patent number: 8762263
    Abstract: A method and system for using a secured account number for processing proximity types of wireless financial transactions associated with portable consumer proximity devices is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes receiving a proximity type of wireless financial transaction request along with a secured account number from a portable proximity consumer device such as a contactless smart card, converting the secured account number to the user's real account number, and transmitting the financial transaction request along with the user's real account number to the issuer of the user's real account number for authorization and processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Visa U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Gauthier, Brian Maw, Patrick Faith, Barbara Patterson
  • Patent number: 8762273
    Abstract: Methods and systems consistent with the present invention overcome the shortcomings of existing trading systems by providing an invoiceless trading system that creates incentives for customers to pay suppliers within a predetermined period of time, such as a settlement period. Specifically, the invoiceless trading system enables a customer to obtain a discount on orders placed with suppliers in return for an immediate payment (e.g., within 24 hours) by the customer. The supplier receives payment within the predetermined period of time, and the customer receives additional cash benefits by providing an early payment to the supplier. To communicate with and transfer funds between customers and suppliers, the invoiceless trading system may use an electronic gateway and a settlement bank. In addition to creating an incentive to embrace e-commerce, both customers and suppliers avoid the need to manually process orders and use invoices to complete transactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Fast 101 Pty Ltd.
    Inventor: William James Duncan
  • Patent number: 8756145
    Abstract: A method implemented in a computer infrastructure having computer executable code, includes receiving information in support of a bid and determining if value-add eligibility criteria is met. Additionally, the method includes calculating a bid price based on the information if the value-add eligibility criteria is met, updating a record indicating the bid price and tracking additions and changes to the record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rick A. Hamilton, II, Konstantinos Makropoulos, Bryan J. Martin, James W. Seaman
  • Patent number: 8694338
    Abstract: A third party scoring entity establishes a market-based scoring system which can be used to generate a supply efficiency score to be assigned to a service provider seeking to begin providing a service in a territory. The supply efficiency score is indicative of the need for additional capacity to supply the service. The supply efficiency score is supplied to payers designated by the service provider and the payers will use the score to determine a reimbursement rate for the professional services provided based upon existing market saturation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Enable Quality Health, LLC
    Inventor: Michael D. Samms
  • Patent number: 8694419
    Abstract: A method of utilizing an intellectual property grouping owned by a patent entity to generate income. The method includes acquiring rights in a first intellectual property asset from a seller on behalf of a patent investment entity, providing compensation to the seller in exchange for the first intellectual property asset, granting less than all of the rights in the first intellectual property asset to the seller of the intellectual property asset in exchange for a stream of payments, wherein granting less than all of the rights in the first intellectual property asset creates residual rights in the first intellectual property asset, and utilizing the residual rights in the first intellectual property asset to generate income for the patent investment entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Ocean Tomo, LLC
    Inventors: James E. Malackowski, Robert Block, Andrew Carter, Mark Rubin
  • Patent number: 8676699
    Abstract: Methods and systems for risk monitoring and reporting impacts of credit ratings on rated legal entities are provided. In a method of reporting an impact of credit ratings on a rated legal entity, a plurality of credit rating terms related to a rated legal entity are converted to at least one logical trigger comprising one or more logical expressions. The credit rating terms may impact performance of a legal right or obligation associated with the rated legal entity. The trigger(s) are stored in a computer database. At least one trigger is retrieved from the database. A status for one of the retrieved triggers is evaluated based on predetermined values of the logical expression(s) of the retrieved trigger. Status information for at least one rated legal entity is displayed based on the evaluated status of the retrieved trigger(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Morgan Stanley
    Inventors: Madhu Philips, Vimal Swaroop Rajamanur
  • Patent number: 8666892
    Abstract: In general, in one aspect, an electronic payment transaction can be processed at a merchant location without the need for configuring the equipment used to include parameters related to a merchant account (merchant profile). The electronic payment transactions processed from the merchant location simply include a unique identification for the equipment. A processing switch upstream maintains a correlation between the unique identifiers and the merchant profiles and retrieves the appropriate merchant profile for the unique identification and utilizes the merchant profile to process the electronic payment transactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Datacap Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Leon N. Morsillo, Terry H. Zeigler
  • Patent number: 8660947
    Abstract: Methods and systems consistent with the present invention overcome the shortcomings of existing trading systems by providing an invoiceless trading system that creates incentives for customers to pay suppliers within a predetermined period of time, such as a settlement period. Specifically, the invoiceless trading system enables a customer to obtain a discount on orders placed with suppliers in return for an immediate payment (e.g., within 24 hours) by the customer. The supplier receives payment within the predetermined period of time, and the customer receives additional cash benefits by providing an early payment to the supplier. To communicate with and transfer funds between customers and suppliers, the invoiceless trading system may use an electronic gateway and a settlement bank. In addition to creating an incentive to embrace e-commerce, both customers and suppliers avoid the need to manually process orders and use invoices to complete transactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Fast 101 Pty Ltd.
    Inventor: William James Duncan
  • Patent number: 8645259
    Abstract: Current market price, limit price, and short term volatility define the probability that the market price will reach the desired limit price and that the order will be executed. A computer implemented method estimates the probability of executing the limit price order and provides output to the investor to assist in setting the limit price in an informed way. According to an embodiment of the present invention, a computer implemented system provides the investor with prices predicted to be executable at a set of given probabilities of execution. In one embodiment, the output to the investor includes a set of limit order execution probabilities, such as 80%, 90%, 95%, or similar, and corresponding limit order set prices. In another embodiment, an investor sets the execution probability, such as 95%, which is provided as input into the system. The output to the investor includes the calculated limit price corresponding to the set execution probability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Tyche Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Alexandr Borisovich Draganov, Franklin Milton Haas, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8635131
    Abstract: The invention teaches a system and method for managing a transaction account using the BIN number included in a transaction account number. The transaction account number is provided to a transaction account issuer configured to retrieve the BIN number from the transaction account. A portion of the BIN number, called the BIN identifier, is retrieved by the transaction account issuer and used to locate a corresponding use or issuer-defined transaction processing protocol stored on the account issuer system. The account issuer may then process the transaction request in accordance with the protocol located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter D Saunders