Patents Examined by Resha Desai
  • Patent number: 11514394
    Abstract: A method for controlling a package delivery sorting system onboard a vehicle includes loading, onboard a package sorting platform, a first package comprising a first fiducial marker, the package sorting platform disposed in a cargo hold of the package delivery vehicle, determining, via a processor, a package identity based on the first fiducial marker, determining, via the processor and based on the fiducial marker, a first package pose comprising a first package position and a first package orientation with respect to the package sorting platform, defining, via the processor, a first package geometry associated with the first package, and causing the sorting platform to position the first package, via the processor, to a second first package pose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kurt Michael Lundeen, Timothy Mark Feldkamp, Justen Fry, John Vincent
  • Patent number: 11507892
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for determining a target recommendation for a transaction based on historical transaction data. An example technique for determining the target recommendation for a transaction based on historical data includes receiving a request for a target recommendation and transaction parameters from a user. Based on the transaction parameters, one or more subsets of historical transaction data are retrieved, and a respective weight applied to generate the target recommendation. Based on which of the one or more retrieved subsets of historical transaction data and respective weight(s) applied generate the target recommendation, a confidence level is generated. A determination is made whether the confidence level meets a minimum confidence level. Based on the determination that the confidence level meets the minimum confidence level, the target recommendation is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: INTUIT, INC.
    Inventors: Nathan Henckel, Tanya Pineo, Marla Montevaldo, Annie Blaylock
  • Patent number: 11507891
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein provide the ability to determine the availability of a conference room. In one example, a computing device may determine whether there is a user present in a conference room, determine scheduling of the conference room, and illustrate, on a display outside the conference room, availability of the conference room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Alexander Wayne Clark, Kent E. Biggs, Robert C. Brooks
  • Patent number: 11501247
    Abstract: Systems and methods for using machine learning to estimate courier arrival times are described herein. According to an embodiment, a server computer receives a request to deliver to a requester prepared items associated with a preparation entity. The server additionally receives courier data identifying available couriers within the geographic region of the preparation entity and current request data identifying current requests to deliver prepared items from a plurality of entities in the geographic region. The server uses a trained machine learning system to compute an estimated pickup time, using at least the courier data and courier request data as inputs. The server computer then routes a preparation request to the preparation entity along with the estimated pickup time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Inventors: Sagar Sahasrabudhe, Gregory Danko, Carolyn Mooney
  • Patent number: 11499835
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for image assisted delivery. A computing device may receive a first image from a first client device and a second image from a second client device. The computing device match a location in the first image to a location in the second image. The computing device may subsequently determine a characteristic of a package in the second image and determine that the characteristic of the package corresponds to package information of an order. Then, the computing device may confirm a delivery of the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Inventors: Wesley Scott Lauka, Lara Chatterjee Rogers, Kristopher William Bell, Ryan Scott Russell, Alwin Yu-Hang Lee
  • Patent number: 11488093
    Abstract: Systems and methods which invoke multiple shipment legs to provide an international shipment architecture adapted for efficient and reliable international shipping of items and facilitating configuration of aspects of one or more of the multiple shipment legs for particular shipments, shippers, recipients, origination countries, and/or destination countries are described. According to embodiments, an item is transported from a shipper to an international processing provider or other origination country egress processing point in an ingestion leg of an international shipment. The item is provided international processing and international border passage by the international processing provider in a bridge leg of the international shipment. In delivery leg of the international shipment, the item is transported from the international processing provider or other ingress processing point in the destination country to the recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: PSI Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Shea Robert Felix, Julian Thomas, John Roland Clem, Dhara Christina Sheila Hara
  • Patent number: 11488072
    Abstract: There are described herein methods and systems for managing access rights to events. The access rights are allocated through a two-step process, whereby a first step comprises a real-time bidding procedure and a second step comprises a real-time seat allocation procedure. The system grants to users of successful bids an access right and an opportunity to select a seat for the event in accordance with a priority level associated with the successful bid. The priority level may be time related (selection of a seat before users having a lower priority level), seat-category related (selection of seats in a higher seat category than users having a lower priority level), or both, and is set in accordance with a monetary value associated with a given bid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Inventor: BenoƮt Fredette
  • Patent number: 11481697
    Abstract: A vehicle dispatch system includes an information processing device provided in a public transport, a server configured to manage a service for dispatching a vehicle, and driver terminals configured to be browsed and operated by drivers of a plurality of registered vehicles. The server is configured to receive a second request including the number of transportation requesters of a plurality of sections respectively connecting second positions as departure places and destinations from the information processing device. The server is configured to decide candidates of a plurality of vehicles to be dispatched to any of the second positions based on the number of transportation requesters of each section and transmits second vehicle dispatch request information including positional information of any of the second positions and the number of boarding requesters and not including identification information of a specific user to the vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Inventors: Yuko Mizuno, Shin Sakurada
  • Patent number: 11481719
    Abstract: A system and method for facilitating goods or service related activity is disclosed. The system for facilitating goods or service related activity may comprise a database storing goods or service related information which is provided by at least one provider; and a processor operable to receive a request associated with the goods or service related activity from a requester; wherein the processor is operable to analyse a plurality of routes that the at least one provider can provide the goods or service to the requester, using the goods or service related information, in order to select at least one route among the plurality of routes; and match the requester with a provider associated with the selected route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Inventors: Somphote Ahunai, Wichai Patipaporn, Shimmy Thomas, Suttipong Kanakakorn
  • Patent number: 11482865
    Abstract: A method and device which operates to record and evaluate an output of electrical energy of a hybrid power plant, wherein, in accordance with time and/or load, at least one expected generable and usable energy contribution resulting from the utilization of renewable energy sources and one expected energy contribution resulting from the utilization of convention energy carriers are recorded with different tariffs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Joachim Bamberger, Michael Bernhard Buhl, Florian Steinke, Jeremy Ralph Wiles
  • Patent number: 11475424
    Abstract: The present specification discloses a method and system for implementing interworking of different payment operations. On a basis of determining a payment link by an entry passing operation, related data generated by a first exit payment operation belonging to a different type from the entry passing operation is superimposed on the payment link, fee deduction information is further determined, and the fee deduction information corresponding to the first exit payment operation is transmitted, by using the payment link, to a third-party payment system for exit fee deduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Alipay (Hangzhou) Information Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kaihua Lu, Wei Huang
  • Patent number: 11468534
    Abstract: A system and method for recommending shared transportation that include determining at least one starting location and at least one destination location of a user. The system and method also include determining at least one type of shared transportation that is located within a predetermined distance of at least one pathway that is utilized to reach the at least one destination from the at least one starting location. The system and method further include recommending the at least one type of shared transportation to the user and reserving the at least one type of shared transportation to be utilized by the user based on the user accepting the recommendation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jon Wen, Christopher Yee, Michael Jin Kim, Joon Young Kim
  • Patent number: 11461814
    Abstract: Presented are methods and systems to universally assess composite utility consumption (1) in which a plurality of real-time and batch sensor readings such as from multiple disparate utility sensor data inputs (3) may be acquired and stored such as into a local device (2) or a central data warehouse (6). A composite utility estimated cost generator (9) can generate missing or uncorrelated data and a collected composite utility data information correlator (11) can correlate the data so it can be applied to determine some type of composite utility cost information. For real-time calculation, a disparate utility rate information accessor (8) can obtain multiple items of disparate rate information and this can use with correlated data to create a composite utility consumption and spend so a user can manage and control utility usage for a home, building, facility, plant, specific equipment, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Mountain Vector Energy, LLC
    Inventors: Steve R. Kiziuk, Robert Bruce Pitt, Paige A. Mankey, Madeline Rae Lamb
  • Patent number: 11449955
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses an information processing method performed at a computer server that is communicatively connected to a plurality of mobile terminals. The computer server receives a sharing request sent by a first terminal, where the sharing request carries a page link used to be linked to an information presentation page and an identifier of a first user currently logging into. The computer server then generates, according to the page link and the first user identifier, a sharing link used to be linked to the information presentation page and sends the sharing link to a second terminal of a second user identifier in a user relation chain of the first user identifier. Next, the computer server allocates virtual goods to the first user identifier according to a preset policy when it is determined that the second mobile terminal displays the information presentation page according to the sharing link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Inventors: Liu Yang, Li Huang
  • Patent number: 11443269
    Abstract: A system and method for managing real time parcel delivery in an internet of things (IoT) computing environment are presented. One or more intercepting locations may be identified and determined to replace an originally scheduled delivery location for real-time delivery of a parcel to a recipient using one or more IoT computing devices. The one or more intercepting locations may be selected to replace the originally scheduled location for real-time delivery of the parcel to the recipient using the one or more IoT computing devices. Real-time delivery of the parcel to the one or more intercepting locations may be arranged/coordinated between a delivery service and the recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Inventors: Brent Hodges, John E. Moore, Jr., Gregory J. Boss
  • Patent number: 11436555
    Abstract: A shipping management system comprises a memory configured with a set of carrier-specific mapping rules for a plurality of carriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: CONVEY, LLC
    Inventors: Jennifer Lynn Bebout, Carson Bennett Krieg, Matthew Howitt, Clinton Frederick Miller, Olivier Jean Marie Modica, Sebastian Kuruvilla Karivelithara, Christopher Richter
  • Patent number: 11436554
    Abstract: A network computer system selects a service provider for individual order requests by predicting an order preparation time of the respective supplier for the order request. During a time interval that precedes the order preparation time, the computer system matches an arrival time of a service provider to the respective supplier of an order request. The network computer system estimates an order delivery time for the requester based at least in part on the predicted order preparation time and on a location of the supplier relative to a location of the requester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Thanh Le Nguyen, Lei Kang, Mingshuai Gu, Hui Luan, Daniel Wang, Xinyu Wu
  • Patent number: 11410114
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems that can help an aerial transport service provider (ATSP) select an unmanned vehicle (UV) to deliver a temperature-sensitive item. In accordance with example embodiments, the ATSP system can generate a transport task to fulfill a request for delivery of the temperature-sensitive item, where the transport task involves delivering the item while maintaining a temperature of the item within a preferred temperature range. The system can calculate an amount of required energy to perform the transport task for each available UV of the fleet of UVs. Further, based on (i) the amount of required energy for each available UV, and (ii) a respective remaining battery energy level for each available UV, the ATSP system can select a first UV to perform the task. Yet further, the ATSP system can assign the transport task to the first UV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Wing Aviation LLC
    Inventors: Andre Prager, Kaiwen Gu
  • Patent number: 11403590
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and systems of route planning for package pickup and delivery includes: receiving predetermined locations in a geographic region and data representing a predetermined route connecting the predetermined locations; determining unit areas in the geographic region based on sequential nearness of the predetermined locations along the predetermined route, the unit areas including a first unit area and a second unit area, and the unit areas being configured such that all locations in the first unit area are to be visited before visiting locations of the second unit area; generating delivery patterns for determining a route connecting at least one of the unit areas, each delivery pattern including at least one of the unit areas associated with a visiting sequence; when receiving task data including target locations to visit, determining a target route using the delivery patterns and the target data; and sending the target route to a mobile apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Coupang Corp.
    Inventors: Wenting Mo, Yuanyuan Cen
  • Patent number: 11393271
    Abstract: A technique for controlling access to one or more attractions is achieved using a number of access keys, each being issued to one or more users. An electronic queue management part manages a virtual queue in respect of each attraction and receives electronic requests for attraction access, each request relating to an access key and being for the users associated with it to access a particular attraction. Receipt of each request causes the respective users to be added to a corresponding virtual queue. A time at which each group of users reaches the front of the virtual queue and can access the attraction is determined. The users access the attractions by presenting an access key to an access control part, in communication with the electronic queue management part. Only a user presenting an access key at the correct time for accessing the attraction is allowed access to the attraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventors: Christopher Simon Galley, Christopher Simon Peter Barnaby, Gary Richard Miller, Ian Michael Francis