Patents Examined by Paul Danneman
  • Patent number: 11599864
    Abstract: A transaction is detected on a terminal. A context for an association of items, bags, shelving, carts, and individuals present during the transaction is maintained from images captured during the transaction. Rules are processed to determine actions to process during the transaction and/or after the transaction based on reported transaction details, the context, and analytics derived from the images for the context. In an embodiment, at least one rule identifies an action that overrides an attendant intervention at the terminal, which would have been issued for a detected weight discrepancy by a scale of the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Edwards, John C Allard
  • Patent number: 11587026
    Abstract: An inventory management system and method using RFID tags for the tracking and management of individual items of inventory or work-in-process. The system uses a cloud-based service device to manage inventory at a facility via a communications hub. RFID printers, RFID readers, and antennas located at the facility relay information through the communications hub. Movement of items is monitored by tracking RFID tags associated with each item. Information on the tracked items may be recorded, displayed, and used to generate reports and notifications by the cloud-based services device. Historical tracking records may also be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: Allied Inventory Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Neal Jason Lober
  • Patent number: 11587032
    Abstract: Systems and methods of the invention relate to managing an inventory of items within a storage container. A storage container can house one or more items for distribution among one or more users such as, for instance, employees. The storage container discussed herein provides authentication of a user, tracking of the inventory each user removes or returns, video/image capture of user during access of the storage container, wireless tracking of items housed within the storage container, among others. The storage container can provide flame retardant protection and/or electrical isolation to one or more items located within the storage container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: 3 Strike, LLC
    Inventor: Leonard M. Bashkin
  • Patent number: 11580477
    Abstract: A method and system for capturing research decision flow in a Research and Development (R&D) activity are provided. The method includes defining an objective of the R&D activity and determining one or more requirements for fulfilling the objective of the R&D activity. Further, the method includes identifying a set of risks associated with failure to satisfy the one or more requirements. Furthermore, the method also includes defining a set of tests to verify that the requirements are satisfied or the risks have been mitigated. Furthermore, the method also includes developing a task plan to satisfy the one or more requirements and mitigate one or more risks of the set of risks. Furthermore, the method also includes linking the objective, the one or more requirements, the set of risks and the task plan, to generate a linked information record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Inventor: Sandeep Mehta
  • Patent number: 11574292
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods are provided herein for payments through point of sale systems. A system comprises a plurality of in-store POS systems, a user accounts database, and a merchant payment system configured to communicate with a plurality of user devices and a plurality of digital wallet provider systems. The merchant payment system comprises a control circuit configured to associate a user account with a plurality of digital wallet accounts in the user accounts database, wherein at least one of the plurality of digital wallet accounts is associated with two or more payment methods, receive a transaction request from a user device associated with the user account, select a digital wallet provider from the plurality of digital wallet accounts associated with the user account, and send a payment authorization request to a digital wallet provider system associated with the digital wallet provider for payment authorization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: David M. Nelms, Bradley J. Kieffer
  • Patent number: 11568308
    Abstract: An electronic device and method of correcting bias for supervised machine learning data is provided. The electronic device comprises a processor and memory storing instructions which when executed by the processor configure the processor to perform the method. The method comprises training an auto-encoder with an unbiased subset of historical data, and applying the auto-encoder to correct historical data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Inventors: Jaspreet Sahota, Janahan Ramanan, Yuanqiao Wu, Yik Chau Lui
  • Patent number: 11568356
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for augmented visualization of a planogram of one or more supply chain entities. Embodiments include creating a planogram comprising one or more products, the products associated with a location, and retrieving an image of the planogram and one or more customer segments. Embodiments further include mapping one or more coordinates in an image of a planogram that correspond to the one or more customer segments and rendering an augmented visualization comprising altering the image of a planogram at one or more coordinates to illustrate the one or more customer segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Blue Yonder Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Benoît Rochon, Marie-Claude Côté
  • Patent number: 11568357
    Abstract: The systems and methods of automated auditing data entry for a distribution network of products: customizing product information based on an equivalent independent of brand; receiving data entry records from plurality of consumption locations operating independently with a product using a variable brand; applying a set of rules on the data entry records to identify errors that uniformly conform the following perspectives: consumer, seller and manufacturer; determining whether errors exist; identifying whether errors that exist are of error types that can be fixed; fixing errors if errors exist of error types that can be fixed; identifying whether errors that exist are of error types that cannot be fixed; queuing errors for human review if errors exist of error types that cannot be fixed; analyzing subsequent actions triggered by human review to modify the rules; and approving the data entry record for further processing or completion only if no errors exist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: GREENLINE, LLC
    Inventors: Phillip G. Shackelford, Nick Meurrier
  • Patent number: 11561125
    Abstract: A detection system for estimating a weight of one or more items in a refrigerator is disclosed. The system comprises at least one shelf; at least one transducer configured to transmit a sonic or ultrasonic wave into the at least one shelf and capture the reflected or refracted wave from the shelf; and a processor configured to estimate the weight of the one or more items on the shelf from the sonic or ultrasonic wave received from the at least one transducer. The system further comprises a plurality of cameras configured to capture images of the one or more items on the shelf. The cameras are configured to capture images of the items while on the shelf and off the shelf, which are then used to identify the items and the changes in weight of those items. Items may be automatically reorder based on their weight or change in weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Idealab
    Inventor: William Gross
  • Patent number: 11562366
    Abstract: A system for authorizing a transaction includes one or more processors, and a memory storing instructions. When executed by the one or more processors, the instructions cause the system to perform operations including: receiving a configuration request associated with a financial service account via a web interface; setting a limitation in accordance with the configuration request; and generating a graphic indicium or a card number as a token for authorizing a transaction, associated with the financial service account, which satisfies the limitation in accordance with the configuration request. The token is configured to be printed on a substrate or loaded into an electronic payment system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Eric K. Barnum, Anthony P. Reynolds
  • Patent number: 11544690
    Abstract: Technologies for remotely managing payment authorization request messaging for payment transactions include a transaction management controller of one environment and a point of interaction device of another environment. The transaction management controller receives a transaction amount for a payment transaction from a business management engine. The payment transaction is based on a purchase transaction initiated by a merchant computing device of the other environment. The transaction management controller also receives payment card data from the point of interaction device, which is communicatively isolated from the merchant computing device and the business management engine. The transaction management controller inserts the transaction amount and the payment card data into a payment authorization request message, which is transmitted to a payment network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Worldpay, LLC
    Inventors: Francois B. Bergeon, Scot A. Bryant, Coy A. Christensen
  • Patent number: 11531994
    Abstract: In an embodiment, an electronic processing system includes an image-processing circuit, a product-arrangement circuit, and a score circuit. The image-processing circuit is configured to receive an image of products disposed in a display structure having sections, to identify the sections, and to identify at least one respective product within each identified section. The product-arrangement circuit is configured to determine an arrangement of the identified products within the identified sections of the display structure, and to compare the determined arrangement to a product-arrangement template. And the score circuit is configured to generate a product-arrangement score in response to the comparing of the determined arrangement to the product-arrangement template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Inventors: Ceyhun Burak Akgul, Kaan Can Fidan, Alper Aydin
  • Patent number: 11533599
    Abstract: A method and system for the purchase and activation of services on a wireless device are provided. The method and system include the use of an airtime card with a near field communication tag with a unique identifier code used to improve a user's experience and ease of activation/provisioning of services for the wireless device. In some aspects, the unique identifier may be generated during the activation and purchase of the wireless service and it is not required that the unique identifier code be recorded in a backend system of the wireless provider prior to activation. The services to be purchased and activated may include at least one of the following: out of the box activation, device upgrades, device reactivations, wireless number changes, wireless number porting, and the addition or purchasing of services including airtime, data, and/or SMS enrollments or data content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Tracfone Wireless, Inc.
    Inventor: Dana Salihi
  • Patent number: 11526843
    Abstract: A method for identifying a product removed from a cabinet includes detecting visual characteristics of the product removed from the cabinet by a camera within the cabinet. The method may include detecting an identifier on the product removed from the cabinet by an identifier sensor, and comparing the visual characteristics and the identifier to a database of product information. The product removed from the cabinet may be identified based on the comparison of the visual characteristics and the identifier to the database of product information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Xuejun Li, Yong Jin Serock, Cheuk Chi Lau
  • Patent number: 11526842
    Abstract: Systems and methods for tracking items. A system for tracking an item is configured to scan the item for a computer readable code and convert the computer readable code into a digital identifier associated with the item. The system includes a controller circuit configured to receive authentication information from the mobile computing device, receive a request from the mobile computing device, comprising the digital identifier and a request for information relating to the item. When the memory has the information, the controller circuit obtains the information from the memory and generates an output comprising the digital identifier and the information for display. The output is based on a comparison of a location of the mobile computing device and an expected location of the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: United States Postal Service
    Inventors: Rosemarie Bolha, Stephen M. Dearing
  • Patent number: 11475463
    Abstract: Described are a system, method, and computer program product for real-time payment gateway event monitoring. The method includes receiving input data from a merchant system including an application URL associated with a merchant control interface having a web socket programmed and/or configured to persistently listen for HTTP POST messages, and an event of a payment gateway system. The method also includes monitoring ongoing events of the payment gateway system associated with ongoing transaction messages communicated from point-of-sale (POS) devices to the payment gateway system and detecting the event in the ongoing events. The method further includes, in response to detection of the event, generating a HTTP POST message including event data of the event, and communicating the HTTP POST message to the application URL to cause the merchant control interface to display the event data in a chart for visual representation of the event data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Anurag Gupta, Jagadeesh Saravanan, Richa Singh
  • Patent number: 11475433
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a device, method, and system for dynamically activating a lightweight mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) within a remote control creating an ad-hoc payment system within a media system. When the lightweight mPOS is activated, remote control may operate as an ad-hoc lightweight mPOS that is capable of receiving contactless payment information for purchase of content provided by a media device. The lightweight mPOS may be controlled by the media device in response to a request to purchase the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: ROKU, INC.
    Inventor: Neil Edward Johnson
  • Patent number: 11468393
    Abstract: A parcel delivery system and method are provided. The parcel delivery system includes a parcel receptacle unit with one or more lockers that securely receives parcels from any commercial carrier and provides for users to retrieve their parcel. The parcel delivery system includes a parcel receiving system that receives a parcel identification code from multiple sources such as a confirmation delivery message, direct from user, automatically scanned codes during delivery, or manually entered codes during delivery or provided during review post-delivery. Upon arrival to a designated receiver, the parcel is processed and the parcel receiving system captures images of the parcel and of an identification code. Once the identification code of the parcel is verified, an available locker is selected based on the detected size of the parcel and opened to receive the parcel. A locker access code is generated and sent to a receiver for retrieval of the parcel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Inventors: Eapen Kalathil, Joseph Gunn
  • Patent number: 11468434
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to performing a transaction using a third party mobile wallet, performing a transaction using a third party point of sale (POS) system and to making a purchase from a third party mobile wallet provided by a third party mobile wallet provider. In one scenario, a cloud-based transaction platform is provided, which receives communication from an agent terminal over a communication channel connected to the cloud-based transaction platform. The agent communication indicates that a customer desires to perform a mobile wallet transaction using their third party mobile wallet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: FINTIV, INC.
    Inventors: Michael A. Liberty, Mike Love
  • Patent number: 11455675
    Abstract: A server and method of providing an object for accessing a service of a service provider are provided. The server includes a context model providing unit configured to provide to the service provider at least one context model that is associated with the service, which is used by a device or a user, and a situation in which the device or the user uses the service; a purchase request receiving unit configured to receive a purchase request submitted by the service provider for a context model which is selected from among the at least one context model; and an object generation unit configured to generate the object for accessing the service of the service provider. The generated object is matched with the context model associated with the purchase request received from the service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Inventors: Jong-hyun Ryu, Nam-wook Kang, Jae-young Lee