Patents Examined by Mila Airapetian
  • Patent number: 10296926
    Abstract: A system and method retrieve a robust customer profile of a user accessing a website and generate a custom webpage that include in a first area graphical user interface elements and objects representative of products owned by a first entity having stored attributes that correlate with attributes of the user stored in the robust customer profile. A state of a secondary market is determined and the custom webpage is generated to include in a second area graphical user interface elements and objects representative of items owned by a second entity in the secondary market that correlate with the products in the first area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: ACCENTURE GLOBAL SERVICES LIMITED
    Inventors: Christopher John Hawkins, Leeann Chau Tuyet Dang
  • Patent number: 10290032
    Abstract: Described are methods, systems, and apparatus for recommending catalog items for blacklisting. For each of a plurality of catalog items: image features are extracted; image features are associated with the catalog item; and user purchase events, user view events, a textual description, and categories are associated with the catalog item by the recommendation system. An identification of a first blacklisted catalog item is received. A catalog item is identified by the recommendation system based on i) a similarity between the image features associated with the first blacklisted catalog item and the image features associated with the catalog item, and ii) a correspondence between at least one of the user purchase events, the user view events, the textual description, or the categories associated with the blacklisted catalog item and the user purchase events, the user view events, the textual description, or the categories associated with the catalog item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Criteo SA
    Inventors: Olivier Koch, Pierre-Emmanuel Mazaré, Romain Lerallut, Dan Teodosiu
  • Patent number: 10290038
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system, apparatus and method for facilitating the selection, purchasing and ordering glass products. The apparatus includes a processor which is controlled by software to facilitate a selection process which integrates the comparison of glass products and their properties, as well as, including particular properties of particular components of a glass product. The apparatus can work with a user input device and is programmed to display graphics associated with selections and potential selections for glass products. The system and method providing selection menus for display on a display device and an animation graphic associated with a selection presented to the user. The system, apparatus, and method integrates the glass product selection information, and makes selections for the user, based on the user's previous choices and specified target performances to present to the user potential glass products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald J. Spellich, Edwin Hathaway, Mateo Neri
  • Patent number: 10290065
    Abstract: A method for a computing device calculates savings information associated with a lighting infrastructure application framework. The method comprises receiving, at the computing device, data from a lighting infrastructure, the data including at least one of sensor data and controller information related to at least one of a sensor and a controller; calculating savings information associated with management and a use of the plurality of lighting node platform devices. One embodiment, the data includes real time energy usage data from a plurality of lighting node platform devices within the lighting infrastructure application framework. The method automatically calculates energy savings information and carbon credit information based on the calculated energy savings information. The energy and carbon credit information are associated with the management and the use of the plurality of lighting node platform devices, and transmits a request for carbon credits based on the calculated carbon credit information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Hugh Martin, Rusty Cumpston
  • Patent number: 10255610
    Abstract: A consumer lead enhancement system comprises a vendor criteria database, a web server, and a matching engine. The vendor criteria database is configured to store vendor criteria for receiving leads regarding consumers. The web server is configured to request from a consumer a first set of consumer characteristics and a second set of consumer characteristics. The matching engine is configured to compare the consumer characteristics with information in the vendor criteria database in order to match the consumer with one or more vendors so that the system is capable of generating a lead and transmitting the lead to the vendors. If the consumer provides the second set of consumer characteristics, the consumer may be matched to vendors based on the second set of consumer characteristics. Otherwise the consumer may be matched to vendors based on the first set of consumer characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: LMB MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen Principe Semprevivo, Matthew Robert Wells
  • Patent number: 10229446
    Abstract: A point of sale device according to an embodiment includes a storage unit, an input unit, a display, a communication interface, and a processor. The input unit receives an input of a customer identification code corresponding to a customer that is performing a transaction. The input unit also receives an input of one or more merchandise information codes each corresponding to a merchandise item that the customer has selected for purchase in the transaction. The processor retrieves, based on the input customer identification code, one or more merchandise reservation codes each corresponding to a merchandise item that the corresponding customer has previously reserved. The display provides a notification that the previously reserved merchandise item is available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Toshiba TEC Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tomoki Ueno
  • Patent number: 10217153
    Abstract: A method for providing a resolution to an open issue is described. The method includes utilizing structured corresponding learning to determine pivots from a database having historical data records to determine data records having similar open issues and providing their resolution. The method further includes providing a recommended resolution for the open issue based on the historical data records.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignees: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION, ST. JOHN'S UNIVERSITY, THE FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Genady Grabarnik, Tao Li, Larisa Shwartz, Wubai Zhou
  • Patent number: 10210565
    Abstract: A system may provide an augmented environment that facilitates a transaction. The system may store profile data including user payment or user profile information. The system may then receive environmental data including audio and visual information representing a physical environment. The system may then receive first user input data indicative of a selection of one or more items present in the physical environment, and identify one or more action items in the environmental data based on the first user input data. In response to this identification, the system may augment the environmental data by adding virtual environmental data, and then provide this virtual environmental data to a device to create an augmented environment. The system can then receive second user input data, and provide purchase request data to a merchant terminal to enable a transaction related to the one or more action items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Karen Nickerson, Justin Wishne, Drew Jacobs, Justin Smith, Marco S. Giampaolo, Hannes Jouhikainen
  • Patent number: 10204371
    Abstract: Systems and methods for enabling a viewer of a motion art form to select an object of interest from within the motion art form are disclosed. The system includes a computing device configured to: receive at least one selection signal from at least one viewer; synchronize the at least one selection signal with an elapse time of the motion art form; and transmit the at least one selection signal to a destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventors: Catherine G. Lin-Hendel, Rudolf H. Hendel
  • Patent number: 10205986
    Abstract: A system and method of broadcasting images in a communications network. Methods according to the invention include providing image content from at least one mobile content provider, coupling the image content from the mobile content provider to a network, presenting the image content from the mobile content provider for selection, and selecting the image content from the mobile content provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventor: Gabriel DeLaVega
  • Patent number: 10204366
    Abstract: Apparatus, article of manufacture and method for designing a jewelry setting that comprise displaying on a display a plurality of components. Each component corresponds to a section of a jewelry setting. A selection of at least one component that corresponds to a first section of the jewelry setting is received. An electronic template of the jewelry setting is generated. The electronic image comprises the at least one selected component. The electronic template is transmitted to a remote device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: ELECTRONIC COMMODITIES EXCHANGE
    Inventors: Brian Watkins, Alex Berg, Moshe Klein, Joel Klein, Simon Tam, Christopher Thomas
  • Patent number: 10198763
    Abstract: A method for matching consumers with service providers, including the initial step of receiving service provider profile data from one or more service providers. Additional steps include: receiving service request data from a consumer; comparing, based on a matching criteria, the service request data with the service provider profile data to obtain a primary set of service providers; presenting, to the consumer, at least a portion of the service provider profile data of each of the service providers included in the primary set; receiving a selection by the consumer to transact with a first service provide; presenting information a request to the first service provider to either accept or reject to transact with the consumer; and obtaining a secondary set of service providers from the one or more service providers and presenting the secondary set of service providers to the consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: ReviewMyContract LLC
    Inventor: Omid Amjadi
  • Patent number: 10192258
    Abstract: In one exemplary embodiment, a method includes the step of obtaining a digital image of an object with a digital camera. The object is identified. A user query is received. The method includes the step of matching, with at least one processor, the user query with at least one manipulable portion of a virtual view of the digital image of the object. The method includes the step of obtaining the at least one manipulable portion from a database of manipulable portions of the object. The method includes the step of integrating the at least one manipulable portion with the virtual view of the digital image of the object, wherein a manipulable portion comprises a region of an augmented-reality element integrated into the virtual view of the digital image of the object, and wherein the augmented-reality element comprises a hyper link to another augmented-reality element comprising a virtual interior view of the object and wherein the camera obtains the predefined user gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventor: Derek A Devries
  • Patent number: 10185917
    Abstract: Decision systems and processes implementing digital personas are presented. A digital persona is a digital representation of an entity in accordance with a specific set of rules, preferences, or priorities with respect to a defined situation or opportunity. A digital persona may interact with a universe, which can be a set of conditions and information that an artificial intelligence engine implementing the digital personas can perceive. The digital personas can learn, via the artificial intelligence engine, from actions of a user, events in the universe, other personas, or a multitude of other factors. In some examples discussed, the artificial intelligence engine may include a persona artificial intelligence engine and an evolutionary artificial intelligence engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: LF Technology Development Corporation Limited
    Inventors: Alex Greystoke, Shy Blick
  • Patent number: 10185983
    Abstract: A method for a conversational recommender system includes receiving at least one user preference from a user, generating an abstract explanation reflecting the at least one user preference and based on the abstract explanation, and retrieving a list of items to be evaluated by the user from an item database. The items on the list have a relevance with the user preference. The method further includes determining an initial ranking order of the items to be evaluated by the user, and ranking the items to be evaluated by the user based on a random walk algorithm and the initial ranking order. Items not ranked are remaining items. The method further includes receiving a user feedback of the ranked item, and re-ranking the remaining items based on the user feedback of the ranked items and the random walk algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: TCL RESEARCH AMERICA INC.
    Inventors: Lifan Guo, Haohong Wang
  • Patent number: 10176504
    Abstract: A system and method allows one or more users to purchase an offering of goods or services using at least three computer systems, by one user making a proposal for the two to jointly consume the offering, and the other user accepting the proposal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Zoosk, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander F. Mehr, Shayan G. Zadeh, Doug H. Wehmeier, Charles E. Gotlieb
  • Patent number: 10169735
    Abstract: Various embodiments enable delivering an item using an unmanned autonomous vehicle (UAV) in response to receiving an electronic order for an item. Order parameters may be determined based on the electronic order identifying the item and details regarding delivery of the item. UAV components may be selected for operating the UAV based on UAV parameters meeting the order parameters. UAV-compliant packaging parameters may be determined for transporting the item carried by the UAV. Selected UAV-compliant packaging may enable the UAV to meet at least some of the order parameters and the UAV parameters. Assembly of the UAV may be coordinated to include the selected UAV components and selected UAV-compliant packaging with the item therein. The selected UAV-compliant packaging may meet the determined UAV-compliant packaging parameters. The assembled UAV and packaging may be dispatched for delivering the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Benjamin Lund, Michael Franco Taveira, Lael Pearce, Marcelo Ceribelli
  • Patent number: 10169794
    Abstract: In representative embodiments, a digital assistant provides actionable information to a user regarding one or more vehicles owned by a user. Actionable information is typically provided in a “tip” which is a mechanism for presenting information to a user and may be presented in text, audible, or other form. The tips provided by the digital assistant are directed to helping the user with tasks associated with vehicles such as knowing when to obtain service such as oil changes, tire inflation, light replacement, brake replacement, fluid level check/fill, or other service. The digital assistant can utilize user information to automatically book service appointments, recommend times for service or other vehicle actions, route changes and so forth. Tips can also include links to a marketplace where recommended services can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Zain Aziz, Ajoy Nandi
  • Patent number: 10169800
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, a system and method for organizing structured item in an e-commerce system are presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Yingwei Xin
  • Patent number: 10157496
    Abstract: A model generation machine may form all or part of a network-based system. The model generation machine may generate an item model (e.g., a 3D model of the item) based on a set of images of an item and based on a product model (e.g., a 3D model of a product of which the item is a specimen). The item may be available for purchase from a seller. The model generation machine may access the set of images, as well as a descriptor of the item. Based on the descriptor, the model generation machine may identify the product model. Accordingly, the model generation machine may generate the item model from the identified product model and the accessed set of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Sajeev Pillai