Patents Examined by Resha Desai
  • Patent number: 11188972
    Abstract: Systems and methods involving a computer-implemented portal that enables a user to pre-authorize purchase of items not yet available for sale are disclosed. In one embodiment, an exemplary method may comprise: providing an online portal that enables a user to manage a financial account; executing a first routine of the portal including interactive functionality enabling the user to specify and pre-authorize purchase of an item that is not yet available for sale; searching to determine at least one electronic source at which the item can be purchased when it becomes available for purchase; and executing a purchase transaction at the future date/time when the item is released for sale, to purchase the item for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Bryant Yee, George Bergeron, Mykhaylo Bulgakov
  • Patent number: 11182842
    Abstract: An easy authentication or payment is made by creating an account associated with a particular web browser or device that accesses an on-line page. Payments are made, such as for full-access viewing of an article or viewing content without visible ads, by selecting a payment button on the on-line page. Selection can be with a specific swiping motion or device motion previously defined for the user. Once selected, the payment is made without the user having to authorize or authenticate. The motion can be used independently to authorize or authenticate the user through the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventor: German Scipioni
  • Patent number: 11176590
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: detecting, on a social media application, a media object comprising at least one image of a final product made from at least one purchased raw product; extracting, from the media object and text corresponding to the social media application post, (i) information related to the final product and (ii) social feedback regarding the final product; determining, based upon the social feedback, that the use of the at least one purchased raw product into the final product comprises positive social feedback; and providing a recommendation regarding the use of the at least one purchased raw product to one or more other individuals, wherein the recommendation is generated using the information related to the final product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sampath Dechu, Mohit Jain, Amrita Saha
  • Patent number: 11170422
    Abstract: A processor-based system stores different card templates in a database. Each card template has a card feature that can have any color from among a first set of colors. The system also stores, in the database, for each stored card templates, a corresponding envelope template. Each envelope template has an envelope feature that can have any color from among a second set of colors. The system receives a user selection of a card template from among the card templates and a user selection of a color to be applied to the card feature. The system displays the card template, with the card feature having the user-selected color. The system also displays the corresponding envelope template that corresponds, in the database, to the selected card template. The envelope feature is displayed with the user-selected color based on the user-selected color having been selected for the card feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: MINTED LLC
    Inventors: Mariam B. Naficy, Tonia Misvaer, Sean McLucas, Nathan Glynn, Erica Meade, Namrata Patel
  • Patent number: 11170418
    Abstract: Systems and methods for processing customer requests to access purchasable items using financial assessments are described. A customer using a mobile device can identify a good of interest and transmit a request to access and test it. A financial institution computing system with a database of customer financial information can generate a financial assessment of the customer and the customer's identified good, which can then be used to determine whether the customer's request should be granted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Bipin M. Sahni, Balinder Mangat, David Hatch
  • Patent number: 11157987
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems, methods, devices, and the like for presenting a recommendation. In one embodiment, a system is introduced that includes a plurality of models for obtaining a recommendation score. The recommendation score may be obtained using one or more recommendation models and a recommendation made based on the recommendation score determined. In another embodiment, the system is introduced that can re-train the recommendation model based on a feedback received in response to a recommendation made using on the recommendation score obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventors: Dinesh Kumar, Yuanyuan Pan, Prashant Gaurav, Fransisco Kurniadi, Yue Xin, Krishnakumar Govindarajalu, Kimberly Kidney, Tao Sun, Kevin Ward
  • Patent number: 11157980
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for generating profiles using machine learning and influencing online interactions are provided. The methods include receiving, from a first user of a plurality of users, a first set of electronic documents, where each electronic document in the first set of electronic documents corresponds to a respective user in the plurality of users. The methods also include identifying a plurality of user profiles, where each of the plurality of user profiles was generated by processing a corpus of electronic documents associated with each respective user using a first trained machine learning model. The methods include determining a plurality of match coefficients, based on comparing a plurality of user profiles associated with each respective user in the plurality of users, filtering the first set of electronic documents based on the plurality of match coefficients, and providing the filtered first set of electronic documents to the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Swaminathan Balasubramanian, Avijit Chatterjee, Rajiv Joshi, John J. Thomas
  • Patent number: 11157989
    Abstract: A method for merchant-side tracking of customer selections includes receiving, via a user list script on a merchant webpage, a user selection of a product representation displayed on a UI of a user device. The method includes updating a user list with the user selection, the user list associated with a generic user representation. The method includes determining, based on a type of identifier associated with a user of the user device, to use a generic user representation with the user list. The method includes selecting, based on the generic user representation, an anonymous user flow type for tracking the user as an anonymous user of the merchant webpage. The anonymous user flow type associates the user device with the user list independently of associating the user with the merchant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Braden Christopher Ericson, Arvind Naidu, Harshal Deo, Prasanna Vinjamuri
  • Patent number: 11157993
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes: monitoring, by a user device, a location of the user device; determining, by the user device and based on the monitoring, that the user is within a threshold distance or a threshold arrival time of the service provider location; and outputting, by the user device, user information to the service provider based on the determining that the user is within the threshold distance or the threshold arrival time of the service provider location. The user information indicates services to provide to the user by the service provider upon the user's arrival to the service provider location. The outputting causes the service provider to receive the user information for serving the user upon the user's arrival to the service provider location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rhonda L. Childress, Kim A. Eckert, Ryan D. McNair, Minh Q. Pham
  • Patent number: 11144987
    Abstract: A system, method and tools for normalizing product reviews and the presentation of product information viewed within a vendor's virtual storefront. Disclosed embodiments customize a user's navigation experience of a vendor's virtual storefront to be normalized to a target user's profile, social media or past information of the target user to prioritize relevant product reviews while de-prioritizing irrelevant ones. Normalization occurs through the identification of product reviews relevant to the target user's age, interests, purchasing history, activity levels, sizing, environment, location and internet activity or other distinguishing settings, features or information known. Sensor measurements from one or more TOT devices provide additional information which can be used to normalize the product reviews.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lisa Seacat DeLuca, Jeremy A. Greenberger
  • Patent number: 11127066
    Abstract: A computing system generates recommendations for users within the context of a network service. To account for objectives of various users associated with the network service, some of which may not reach optimality at the same time, the computing system generates values associated with each of the objectives separately. For example, for each objective, the system may train a computer model to produce a representative value. To generate a recommendation of an entity for a user, the system uses the generated objective values as inputs to an optimization algorithm. The optimization step may use linear programming or quadratic programming to generate a recommendation score, for example. This two-step process allows the system to account for multiple objectives and makes the system easily adaptable to change when the set of objectives is updated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuyan Wang, Xian Xing Zhang, Isaac Suyu Liu, Yuanchi Ning, Chen Peng
  • Patent number: 11113744
    Abstract: A method including training two sets of item embeddings for items in an item catalog and a set of user embeddings for users, using a triple embeddings model, with triplets. The triplets each can include a respective first user of the users, a respective first item from the item catalog, and a respective second item from the item catalog, in which the respective first user selected the respective first item and the respective second item in a respective same basket. The method also can include generating an approximate nearest neighbor index for the two sets of item embeddings. The method additionally can include receiving a basket including basket items selected by a user from the item catalog. The method further can include grouping the basket items of the basket into categories based on a respective item category of each of the basket items. The method additionally can include randomly sampling a respective anchor item from each of the categories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Aditya Mantha, Yokila Arora, Shubham Gupta, Praveenkumar Kanumala, Stephen Dean Guo, Kannan Achan
  • Patent number: 11100560
    Abstract: A catalog of physical items associated with a target user is accessed. At least a portion of the catalog is at least in part automatically generated based on a retention of one or more of the physical items provided to the target user. A machine learning model trained using outfit combination information gathered from other users is used to automatically determine for the target user, at least a portion of one or more recommended outfit combinations of a plurality of physical items among the physical items within the catalog. An indication of a selected one of the one or more recommended outfit combinations is provided to the target user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Stitch Fix, Inc.
    Inventors: Hilary S. Parker, Allison M. Barros
  • Patent number: 11093906
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed for facilitating Do-It-Yourself (DIY) repairs. In the context of a method, an example embodiment includes receiving, by an experience-based repair service (EBRS) host system, vehicle diagnostic information identifying one or more vehicle problems. This example embodiment of the method further includes evaluating the vehicle diagnostic information, generating, based on the evaluation of the vehicle diagnostic information, required part types and required tools for addressing the one or more vehicle problems, and generating, based on the evaluation of the vehicle diagnostic information, recommended part types for addressing the one or more vehicle problems. Finally, this example embodiment of the method further includes causing presentation of an interface facilitating purchase of required parts from each of the generated required part types, the required tools, and recommended parts from each of the generated recommended part types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: AutoZone Parts, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Paul Shipman, F. Scott Brown, Destry J. Withers, Howard Bryson Morgan
  • Patent number: 11087381
    Abstract: A method for Simultaneously in one-step filling a Virtual Shopping Cart with many items from one or multiple resources at one time; all items of any type from all potential resources are embodied into a Customized List of All Items, which has been Simultaneously generated and sourced from all potential resources in one-step and then presented visually to the User in a unique format from which the User selects specific designated, approved and desired items, with distinction to the source, type or characteristics of those items; resulting in a Simultaneous one-step of moving all of the selected items into a single Virtual or Online Shopping Cart for purchase or acquisition; ordered and/or ordered and paid for then allocated for acquisition and fulfillment of all items Simultaneously from as many sources as necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventor: Dvorah Hirsch
  • Patent number: 11074647
    Abstract: A system includes one or more memory devices storing instructions, and one or more processors configured to execute the instructions to perform steps of a method for providing an interactive virtual environment. The system may receive environmental data, and augment the environmental data by adding virtual environmental data. The system may then provide this virtual environment to two or more devices. The system can then receive user input, and modify the virtual environment in response to those inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Karen Nickerson, Justin Wishne, Drew Jacobs, Justin Smith, Marco S. Giampaolo, Hannes Jouhikainen
  • Patent number: 11068969
    Abstract: A method for creating a customized virtual shopping experience may include receiving physical-world shopping data of a first user. The physical-world shopping data may be collected while the first user is physically present in a physical-world shopping environment. The method may also include configuring a virtual shopping environment based at least in part on the physical-world shopping data of the first user, and displaying to the first user the virtual shopping environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John D. Wilson, Shikhar Kwatra, Paul Krystek, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 11062376
    Abstract: Techniques are described for analyzing data regarding users and purchasable items, and providing user experiences to users regarding the buying, leasing, and/or selling of item(s), the history of item(s), and/or other services associated with the item(s). Data may be analyzed by a data engine that provides output to power multiple user experiences (e.g., user interfaces). Such user experiences may include providing a user with recommendation(s) of items that may be of interest to the user. Recommendations may be determined using one or more algorithms, such as a content-based, criteria-based, and/or collaborative algorithm. The recommendation(s) may be presented to the user through a search user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Heather C. Pollard, Cathy F. O'Sullivan, Robert S. Welborn, III, Frank DeVilbiss, Robert Dohner
  • Patent number: 11062373
    Abstract: Systems and methods for color coordination for scanned products are provided. A kiosk has a control module, an input device, a display device, and an optical code reader. The kiosk has access to a product/color database. The control module is configured to receive an identification code scanned by the optical code reader, determine a sample product associated with the identification code, determine at least one coordinating color for the sample product based on the product/color database, display a simulated environment including a sample room having at least one selectable surface, display on the display device the at least one coordinating color, receive with the input device a selected color, receive with the input device a selected surface from the sample room, display on the display device the simulated environment showing the sample room with the sample product and with the selected color on the selected surface of the sample room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Behr Process Corporation
    Inventors: Damien Reynolds, Douglas Milsom, Cecelia Wren
  • Patent number: 11049196
    Abstract: A store is described, including an ordering interface, a storage area, automated vehicles, and a central processing system. The ordering interface accepts selections of items for purchase from a shopper. The storage area, stocking items for sale, is separate from the area containing the ordering interface. The automated vehicles retrieve items from the storage area. The central processing system is configured to: check-in the shopper; assign an order fulfilment module to the shopper; receive selections of items from the ordering interface in real-time, as the shopper selects the items for purchase; send the selections to the order fulfilment module for retrieval in real-time; check-out the shopper when the shopper is finished selecting items; and arrange delivery of the completed order to the shopper. The order fulfilment module assigns automated vehicles to retrieve the items for purchase in real-time. A method for operating a store is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Datalogic I.P. Tech S.R.L.
    Inventor: Matteo Zanaroli