Patents Examined by Mila Airapetian
  • Patent number: 12020278
    Abstract: A vertically integrated retail system includes an embedded storefront adapted to operate in a distributed manner through independent units embedded in different web sites or content in other host applications. Each unit of the embedded storefront enables a user to purchase goods, services, or other entities without leaving the host application. The units are modules that may be inserted into a web page, application, game, or other electronic media. Units can include product content such as video or animation, images, text, audio, music, or any other type of interactive or non-interactive electronic content. A user may receive virtual currency, virtual goods (such as virtual items or enhancements within a game application), or other rewards for completing transactions using the unit in the host application. Units may be embedded in host content via hyperlinks included in the content or through an application programming interface of a host content provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: BYTEDANCE INC.
    Inventors: Rajiv Bhat, Vijay Chittoor, Ryoma Ito, Mehul Shah
  • Patent number: 11983746
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods for providing a more effective customer service support system. In some embodiments, the systems, apparatuses, and methods include a user interface (UI) and process flow for implementing a conversation-based customer service support system. The user interface and associated processing enable a user/customer to quickly and accurately select an intent, goal, or purpose of their customer service request. In some embodiments, this is achieved by a set of user interface displays or screens and an underlying logic that provide a user with multiple ways of selecting, identifying, or describing the intent, goal, or purpose of their request for service or assistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Helpshift, Inc.
    Inventors: Amit Choudhary, Swaroop Chitlur Haridas, Christian Leipski, Yashkumar Gandhi, Shyam Hirachand Shinde
  • Patent number: 11983767
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer readable storage to implement a lending or cash advance system that can be (but is not required to be) integrated with an online commerce site. Sellers on the online commerce site can click a button or tab in their web browser that is visiting the online commerce site and information known to the online commerce site is automatically shared with a potential cash provider. The information can include sales data related to the seller's business on the online commerce site that can be applied to a formula used by a cash provider to evaluate the risk associated with lending the seller cash. A financial account used by the seller can rapidly receive the cash loan (if approved) and payments received by the seller from buyers would go into this financial account which is then used to automatically pay the cash provider back at agreed upon terms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Inventors: Robert Frohwein, Kathryn Petralia
  • Patent number: 11972480
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, a system and method for providing dynamic bidding notifications and price guidance for buyers are presented. The system receives a selection of a present item listing and accesses historical auction data for a set of historical item listings. The system generates a dynamic bidding model for bidding on the present item and generates one or more bidding notifications based on the dynamic bidding model. The system then causes presentation of the one or more bidding notifications on a client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: EBAY INC.
    Inventors: Harita Yenisetty, Prashanth Patlolla, Bhavani Kumar Hari, Gayathri Ravichandran Geetha
  • Patent number: 11935376
    Abstract: A system for processing images captured in a retail store and automatically identifying products displayed on shelving units, includes at least one processor configured to: receive a first image depicting a shelving unit with a plurality of products of differing product types displayed thereon and a first plurality of labels coupled to the shelving unit; receive a set of second images depicting a second plurality of labels; correlate a first label depiction of a specific label included in the first image to a second label depiction of the same specific label included in a second image; use information derived from the second label depiction to determine a type of products displayed in the first image in proximity to the specific label; and initiate an action based on the determined type of products displayed in proximity to the specific label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Trax Technology Solutions Pte Ltd.
    Inventors: Yair Adato, Youval Bronicki, Ziv Mhabary
  • Patent number: 11928719
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for facilitating user selection using trend-based joint embeddings are provided herein. A method includes obtaining a selection of an item in an online catalog; determining a compatible item of the plurality of items at least in part by providing the selected at least one item and at least one previously selected item corresponding to the user to a trend-based machine learning model, wherein the trend-based machine learning model is trained on historical data associated with the item in the online catalog and fine-tuned based on current trend data from multiple data sources; receiving feedback in response to outputting the at least one compatible item; identifying one or more attributes related to the at least one compatible item based on the feedback; and using the trend-based machine learning model to determine at least one additional compatible item based on the one or more attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Satyam Dwivedi, Vijay Ekambaram, Kushagra Manglik, Nupur Aggarwal, Vikas C. Raykar
  • Patent number: 11928720
    Abstract: A method for generating a related product interface portion in an electronic user interface based on user-generated text includes identifying, for each product of a plurality of products, one or more respective characteristics from end user-generated text associated with the product, whereby a plurality of characteristics are identified for the plurality of products. The method further includes determining a plurality of characteristic groups, each group comprising two or more of the plurality of characteristics, wherein the characteristics within a group are similar to each other; receiving, from a user through the electronic user interface, an input related to a product category; and in response to receiving the user input, generating and presenting the related product interface portion that includes a respective product from each of the two or more of the characteristic groups related to the category.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Home Depot Product Authority, LLC
    Inventors: Tianlong Xu, Haozheng Tian, Nian Yan, Harish Nair
  • Patent number: 11928752
    Abstract: A processor device has a CPU cooperating with an input device and an output device, under control of stored instructions, and is arranged to receive service requests at the input device, assign service requests received in successive time periods to respective batches of requests; access stored service provider data to identify available service providers from among a pool of service providers; after completing the assignment of service requests to a batch, perform a matching process to endeavour to match each service request of the batch of requests to a service provider; and for each service provider to whom a match is made, output a notification of the respective potential match from the output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Inventors: Kong-Wei Lye, Yang Cao, Swara Desai, Chen Liang, Xiaojia Mu, Yuliang Shen, Sien Y. Tan, Muchen Tang, Renrong Weng, Chang Zhao
  • Patent number: 11922481
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods, computer systems, and computer readable media for determining, sorting, or determining and sorting a set of items. The method includes receiving, via a user device, parameter values from a user and receiving parameter weights. The method further includes determining a sort score for each vehicle of a set of vehicles based on the received parameter values and parameter weights, and sorting the set of vehicles based on the sort score of each vehicle of the set of vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Micah Price, Qiaochu Tang, Jason Hoover, Avid Ghamsari, Geoffrey Dagley
  • Patent number: 11922478
    Abstract: Item vectors representing transaction contexts for items are mapped to multidimensional space. A request is received for an alternative to a given item from a resource. The multidimensional space is evaluated to identify closest candidate items to the given item based on the corresponding item vectors. An optimal candidate item is selected from the candidate items based on the request. The association between the given item and the optimal candidate item is injected within a process workflow associated with the resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: NCR Voyix Corporation
    Inventors: Itamar David Laserson, Rotem Chudin, Julie Dvora Katz Ohayon, Moshe Shaharur
  • Patent number: 11915291
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method may include receiving a customer submission for a vehicle from a customer device, the customer submission including a plurality of customer criteria; receiving a request from the customer device to provide the customer submission to a merchant device; and receiving a reply from the merchant device, the reply including a plurality of merchant criteria. The computer-implemented method also may include determining a variance between the customer criteria and the merchant criteria, and transmitting, to the merchant device, at least one of the variance or the customer criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Vijayalakshmi Narasimha Raju Kalidindi, Nick Norcross, Mani Afsari, Jeffrey Whalen, Erika Gaffney
  • Patent number: 11907983
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for a commerce platform providing proof of application ownership of a network distributable application are described. The method may include receiving a request to approve an application developed by a merchant system, wherein the application includes an application programming interface (API) component, a software development kit (SDK) component, or a combination thereof provided by the commerce platform to the merchant system. The method may also include generating a unique identifier (ID) for the application to be included as metadata within the application. Furthermore, the method may include obtaining, from an application information system, data describing the application, and extracting an ID from metadata in the data obtained by the application information system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: STRIPE, INC.
    Inventor: Joseph Patrick Kirwin
  • Patent number: 11901082
    Abstract: A method of allowing a user to scan products and obtain product recommendations based on the user's personal biological/genetic data, using a cartridge to perform a test on the data in conjunction with a test control system into which the cartridge is plugged. A user account is created and is associated with a cartridge ID that is read from the cartridge by the tablet and is also read using the wearable user device and passed via the test control system to a server when the wearable user device is coupled to the test control system. The test control system communicates test results to the server which analyses the test results to generate analysis results. The analysis results are then downloaded to the wearable user device via the test control system or some other channel. Product codes are also downloaded and stored to the wearable user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Inventors: Christofer Toumazou, Tsz-Kin Hon
  • Patent number: 11900435
    Abstract: This disclosure describes systems, methods, and devices related to predictive modeling for evaluating vehicles. A device may receive a customer identifier (e.g., a user identification number, a social security number, driver license number, etc.). The device may retrieve credit data associated with the user identifier and vehicle data associated with a vehicle. The device may determine a first weight for the credit data and a second weight for the vehicle data. The device may determine, based on the first weight and the second weight, a value. The device may determine whether or not the value exceeds a profitability threshold. The device may determine a loan information associated with the customer identifier. The device may send a first indication of the product or service to a user device for presentation. The device may send a second indication of the loan information to the second device for presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Cox Automotive, Inc.
    Inventors: Vishal Gaur, Mazen Letayf, Rahul Gupta
  • Patent number: 11900431
    Abstract: A system and method for dynamically displaying a digital representation of one or more recommended print products on a user interface of a computing device is provided. The method comprises providing a digital representation of each of a plurality of print products stored in a computer memory, wherein the plurality of print products are categorized into at least one of a plurality of print product groups that include a first print product group; identifying a geographic location or a time of year; selecting the first print product group using the processor of the computing device, wherein the first print product group is selected based on the identified geographic location or time of year; and displaying the digital representations corresponding to at least one of the plurality of print products included within the first print product group on the user interface. Other aspects are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: FUJIFILM North America Corporation
    Inventors: Vibhaker Moudgil, Michael Grover
  • Patent number: 11900443
    Abstract: A centralized accounting system for invoice generation is described as a web-based portal accessible by parties of a supply chain finance relationship via one or more computer networks. The centralized system provides a computer-based, network accessible platform in which a customer and a vendor may negotiate and agree upon terms of a purchase order for products. The centralized system then approves the purchase order based on vendor and customer profile information, and sends a notification of the approved purchase order to a bank. The centralized system automatically generates a vendor invoice for the approved purchase order and submit the vendor invoice to the bank for payment according the terms of the supply chain finance relationship. The centralized system ensures that the vendor invoice is accurate for the approved purchase order. The centralized system may also automatically generate and submit a bank invoice to the customer for the approved purchase order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Kathryn Seabaugh, Rishabh Mallick, Philip Perry, Justin Sogge, Mandy Valdes, Rebecca Stoddard
  • Patent number: 11893617
    Abstract: According to certain aspects of the disclosure, a computer-implemented method may be used for providing vehicle recommendations based on traffic camera data. The method may include acquiring traffic data from a plurality of traffic cameras and determining vehicle information based on the traffic data. Additionally, calculating average idling time of vehicles based on the traffic data from the plurality of traffic cameras. Additionally, determining accident information based on the traffic data from the plurality of traffic cameras and selecting at least one available vehicle for purchase, wherein the at least one available vehicle matches one or more predetermined requirements based on the determined vehicle information, average idling time, and the determined accident information. Additionally, transmitting a recommendation based on the selected at least one available vehicle for purchase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Chih-Hsiang Chow, Elizabeth Furlan, Steven Dang
  • Patent number: 11893618
    Abstract: This application relates to apparatus and methods for automatically determining and providing digital recommendations including discounted items with associated savings. In some examples, a computing device obtains savings data including savings items. In response to obtaining the savings data, the computing device obtains a plurality of clusters. Each cluster of the plurality of clusters includes a set of product types. The computing device obtains user data associated with a user, and based on the savings data and the plurality of clusters, determines a set of initial items for recommendation. The set of initial items includes a subset of the savings items. The computing device also determines final recommendation items for the user based on the set of initial items and the user data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Vivek Vaidyanathan, Ashish Ranjan, Yogananth Mahalingam, Sushant Kumar, Kannan Achan
  • Patent number: 11869097
    Abstract: A system for viewing shopping information on a social networking platform is disclosed. At the social networking platform, the system receives a request from a user device corresponding to a first user of the social networking platform to view a list of a second user of the social networking platform. The list may include items offered for transaction on a network-based commerce server. In response to receiving the request from the user device, the system forwards the request to the network-based commerce server, and then receives updated information for at least one item on the list from the network-based corner server. Then, the system communicates the updated information received from the network-based commerce server to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Philip Law, Yuan Der Ho, Choon Chong, Rolf Skyberg, Massimiliano Mancini, Adam Trachtenberg, Trisha Lee Okubo
  • Patent number: 11869062
    Abstract: A cross-entity and cross-retailer platform is provided that captures transaction data, indexes, and stores the data in a cloud-accessible data store. A service is provided that custom processes retailer and entity-defined workflows based on purchase transactions using the data store. The service also generates and maintains correlations between items, the transactions, geographical locations, retailers, and stores of the retailers. The correlations are provided as timely retail recommendations to the retailers and entities for suggested changes that are likely to optimize purchase transactions. The entities may comprise manufacturers of an item, a supplier of the item, a distributor of the item, and a Consumer Packaging Goods (CPG) company of the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: NCR Voyix Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher John Costello, Matthew Robert Burris, Itamar David Laserson, Norman Leonard Trujillo