Patents Examined by Robert Brown
  • Patent number: 10395272
    Abstract: Techniques for analyzing marketing channels are described. Users are exposed to the marketing channels. User responses (e.g., purchases and no-purchases) to the exposures are tracked. Upon a request from a marketer to analyze an attribution of a marketing channel, the user responses are analyzed. The attribution represents the credit that the marketing channel should get for influencing the users exposed thereto into exhibiting a particular user response (e.g., a purchase). The analysis involves multiple steps. In a first step, a non-parametric estimation is used to generate a value function at a user-level. In a second step, a coalitional game approach is used to estimate the attribution based on the value function. A response is provided to the marketer with data about the attribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Meghanath Macha Yadagiri, Shiv Kumar Saini, Ritwik Sinha
  • Patent number: 10395237
    Abstract: A method comprises transmitting, by a merchant web-client, a signal using a low energy consuming device, wherein the signal may be received by a transaction account holder web-client, wherein the signal may carry content associated with a merchant, and wherein the merchant is associated with the merchant web-client, and/or receiving, by the merchant web-client, a response from the transaction account holder web-client, wherein the response may be transmitted by the transaction account holder web-client to the merchant web-client using the low energy consuming device. The content may comprise an advertisement associated with an item offered for sale by the merchant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: AMERICAN EXPRESS TRAVEL RELATED SERVICES COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Sibish Neelikattil Basheerahammed, Sastry V S M Durvasula, Premkumar Manivannan, Anuj K. Mathur, Sathish B. Muthukrishnan, Philip Norman, Robert Wilmes, David M. Wolf
  • Patent number: 10373270
    Abstract: To promote an object maintained by a social networking system, an advertiser identifies the object to the social networking system. Based on the user interaction with one or more posts associated with the object, the social networking system selects one or more candidate posts from the one or more posts. Promotion efficacies of each candidate post for a group of users having one or more common demographic characteristics are determined and a candidate post is selected based at least in part on the promotion efficacies. The selected candidate post may be identified to the advertiser or presented to additional users having the common demographic characteristic by the social networking system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Dong Guo, Mark Kar Hong Wong, Abheek Anand
  • Patent number: 10360597
    Abstract: A contextual services delivery system may comprise a services repository containing services instructions and a contextual services delivery module. The contextual services delivery module may deliver different contextual services to a smartphone and/or a POS terminal in response to a context environment, in order to provide a user with a customized contextual services experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: AMERICAN EXPRESS TRAVEL RELATED SERVICES COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: John Bruno, Sibish Neelikattil Basheerahammed, Premkumar Manivannan, Sathish Muthukrishnan, Nageshwara R. Chirravuri
  • Patent number: 10304074
    Abstract: Devices, computer-implemented methods, and computer-readable media for a redemption header for merchant offers, such as online coupons, are provided. In some embodiments, an offers website may provide offers, such as online coupons, in a browser executing on a user device. When a user selects an online coupon, the browser is redirected to a merchant website associated with the online coupon and a coupon code value is copied to a clipboard. Additionally, a redemption header having the coupon code and instructions is added in the merchant webpage. A webpage element for the redemption header, such as an inline frame, is created in the merchant webpage and the redemption header is provided based on an offer identifier stored in a browser-accessible storage item such as a cookie.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: RetailMeNot, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas James Shiffert, Michael Paul Cravey, Jagjit Signh Bath
  • Patent number: 10296949
    Abstract: A first instance of a messenger application having a plug-in communicates with a second instance of the messenger application lacking the plug-in. The plug-in provides enhanced functionality to the first instance of the messenger application, while also providing corresponding functionality to the second instance, which lacks the plug-in. For example, the plug-in may provide rich, non-thread-native content to the first instance, while also providing corresponding thread-native content to the second instance. As another example, the plug-in may obtain data from the second instance and provide tailored advertisements to the second instance based upon that data. An another example, the plug-in may obtain location data from one or more of the instances and provide access to location-specific services that take the location data into account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Duane Clark, Benjamin Kyle Padget, Christopher Jon Lang
  • Patent number: 10191517
    Abstract: A flexible device that includes a flexible display panel bent to have a curved surface and a supporting member provided at one end of the flexible display panel. The flexible display panel makes contact with a portion of the supporting member and surrounds the supporting member while being bent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tae Wook Kang
  • Patent number: 10180710
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods and storage media associated with a plurality of cooling devices thermally coupled to a plurality of heat-generating components of an electronic device, such as a server, a configured rack of servers, or a configured rack of server elements, are disclosed herein. Each cooling device may be associated with a unique cooling zone for the components. Logic may be coupled with the plurality of cooling devices, and the logic may be configured to cause a first cooling zone of a first cooling device to overlap a second cooling zone of a second cooling device. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Yanbing Sun, Yongkang Wu, Jeff King, Peifeng Si
  • Patent number: 10151938
    Abstract: A display device including a display panel having an active area to display an image, and an inactive area provided with a pattern disposed thereto to apply an electrical signal to the active area, a side cover having a peripheral frame disposed at an outer portion of the display panel to form a side portion exterior of the display device, and a support frame extended from the peripheral frame to be disposed at a rear of the display panel and supporting the display panel, and a black matrix disposed at a front of the inactive area to hide a pattern of the inactive area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung Soo Jung, Woo Young Kan, Sang Hak Kim, Doo Soon Park, Hyun Jun Jung
  • Patent number: 10136556
    Abstract: An electronics rack comprising a frame, a heat sink coupled to the frame, and a cage adapted to support an electronic component. The cage is movable between first and second positions toward and away from the heat sink. The rack further includes an eccentric cam operatively positioned between the frame and the cage and being rotatable to move the cage between the first and second positions. In one embodiment, the cage comprises a cooling brick movable toward and away from the heat sink when the cage moves between the first and second positions. The cooling brick can include a first heat pipe extending generally in a first direction and a second heat pipe extending generally in a second direction transverse to the first direction. For example, the first heat pipe can be embedded in a top plate and the second heat pipe can be embedded in a top cold rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Thermal Corp.
    Inventors: Walter John Bilski, Sidrit Kosta
  • Patent number: 10136564
    Abstract: A power converter includes a stack of a plurality of semiconductor modules, each of which incorporates semiconductor elements, and a plurality of cooling conduits, though each of which a coolant flows to cool the semiconductor modules, at least one electronic component electrically connected to the semiconductor modules, and a cooling plate for cooling the at least one electronic component. The stack, the at least one electronic component, and the cooling plate are arranged in a stacking direction of the stack. The cooling plate is connected to the cooling conduits and has an intra-plate pathway formed therein thorough which the coolant flows in a direction perpendicular to the stacking direction. The cooling plate has a larger area than each cooling conduit when viewed from the stacking direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuya Takeuchi, Naoki Hirasawa, Hiromi Ichijo, Shingo Oono, Takuya Oizumi
  • Patent number: 10129996
    Abstract: Card locks for securing electronics card in card slots within cages and designed and configured to allow each card lock to impart high uniform pressure between an electronics card and the corresponding card slot to maximize heat transfer from the electronics card to the card cage to efficiently sink heat generated onboard the electronics card. In some embodiments, a high-pressure card lock of the present disclosure has a pair of low-angle wedges and a locking mechanism that effectively pushes one of the wedges along the other wedge to put the high-pressure card lock into its locked, high-pressure-exerting state. In other embodiments, a high-pressure card lock of the present disclosure has a pair of low-angle wedges and a locking mechanism that effectively draws one of the wedges along the other wedge to put the high-pressure card lock into its locked, high-pressure-exerting state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Creare LLC
    Inventors: Jay C. Rozzi, Thomas M. Conboy, Nicholas T. Kattamis, Christopher B. Munro, John W. Osborne
  • Patent number: 10123454
    Abstract: Provided is a cooling system capable of improving the cooling performance of an electronic device and being simple and efficient. The cooling system has a cooling tank, and the cooling tank contains in its open space a second cooling liquid having a boiling point T2. An electronic device mounting a processor as a heating element on a board is stored within the open space of the cooling tank and is immersed in the second cooling liquid. A boiling cooling device is a cooling device thermally connected to the processor and encloses a first cooling liquid having a boiling point T1 (provided T1=T2 or T1<T2). A first heat exchanger is immersed in a surface layer portion of the second cooling liquid within the cooling tank. The first heat exchanger encloses therein a third refrigerant having a boiling point T3 (provided T1=T3 or T1>T3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: EXASCALER INC.
    Inventor: Motoaki Saito
  • Patent number: 10098241
    Abstract: The present invention is notably directed to a printed circuit board, or PCB. This PCB has two main surfaces, each delimited by lateral edges, as well as lateral surfaces, each meeting each of the two main surfaces at one lateral edge. The present PCB further comprises a row of solder pads, which extends along a lateral edge of the PCB. Each solder pad is formed directly at the lateral edge and/or directly on a lateral surface (meeting one of the two main surfaces at said lateral edge). I.e., each pad interrupts a lateral edge and/or an adjoining lateral surface. One or more chips, e.g., memory chips, can be mounted on such a PCB to form an IC package. The above solder pad arrangement allows particularly dense arrangements of IC packages to be obtained. The present invention is further directed to related devices and methods of fabrication thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Brunschwiler, Andreas Doering, Ronald P. Luijten, Stefano S. Oggioni, Joerg-Eric Sagmeister, Patricia Sagmeister, Martin Schmatz
  • Patent number: 10078350
    Abstract: A sealed physical button for use with a portable electronic device that effectively presents ingress of liquids. Embodiments include a button cap having flange portions that interlock with complementary flanges from a button retainer. The button cap may also include a downward oriented central post, proportioned and oriented to interface with the top surface of a button attached to a bracket. The button retainer may include an aperture sized and positioned to receive the central post of the button cap. The button retainer may rest on a shelf within the electronic device housing such that the shelf interposes the bracket and the retainer to form a rigid seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Colin M. Ely
  • Patent number: 10064316
    Abstract: A vehicular power conversion device is provided with a semiconductor that converts power. The power conversion device is provided with: coolers that are arranged in an array in a vehicle advancement direction and cool the semiconductor; and a cooler cover having the coolers located therein and provided with ventilation openings serving as an intake port and a discharge port for travel-generated airflow. A cavity serving as a passageway for the travel-generated airflow is provided in at least one of above, below, and to the side of the plurality of coolers inside the cooler cover. The ventilation openings are disposed in the vehicle advancement direction from the cavity. The airflow-receiving plate is located in the cavity and, when the travel-generated airflow flows from the ventilation opening into the cavity, changes the direction of the incoming travel-generated airflow to a direction toward the coolers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Ono, Yu Taketomi, Akihiro Murahashi
  • Patent number: 10064311
    Abstract: A first thermal management approach involves an air flow through cooling mechanism with multiple airflow channels for dissipating heat generated in a PCA. The air flow direction through at least one of the channels is different from the air flow direction through at least another of the channels. Alternatively or additionally, the airflow inlet of at least one channel is off-axis with respect to the airflow outlet. A second thermal management approach involves the fabrication of a PCB with enhanced durability by mitigating via cracking or PTH fatigue. At least one PCB layer is composed of a base material formed from a 3D woven fiberglass fabric, and conductive material deposited onto the base material surface. A conductive PTH extends through the base material of multiple PCB layers, where the CTE of the base material along the z-axis direction substantially matches the CTE of the conductive material along the x-axis direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: ELBIT SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventors: Oleg Naigertsik, Alex Fischman, Ian Engleman, Isaac Jak Kettner
  • Patent number: 10042392
    Abstract: A flexible device that includes a flexible display panel bent to have a curved surface and a supporting member provided at one end of the flexible display panel. The flexible display panel makes contact with a portion of the supporting member and surrounds the supporting member while being bent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tae Wook Kang
  • Patent number: 10034411
    Abstract: An electronic device includes an outer housing having an upper enclosure and a foot coupled thereto, a heat generating component, and a fan assembly integrated into the foot and situated proximate a bottom surface of the heat generating component. The foot can include inlet and outlet vents. The fan assembly can include an inlet, outlet, impeller with blades, shroud and fin stack. The electronic device can also include a heat pipe, a heat transfer stage, a PCB, and a bottom shield. Airflow through the electronic device can be directed across the fin stack, heat pipe, heat transfer stage, and bottom shield. Airflow can occur over a substantially level path through the electronic device from the inlet to outlet vents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Eric R. Prather, Clark E. Waterfall, Reuben J. Williams, Vinh H. Diep
  • Patent number: 10034410
    Abstract: A support apparatus is configured to support electronic components. The support apparatus includes a tray and a plurality of recessed structures. The tray has a cavity therein and at least one intake hole communicated with the cavity. The recessed structures are disposed on the tray and recessed toward the cavity. Each of the recessed structures is configured to accommodate at least a part of a corresponding one of the electronic components and includes a support surface and a plurality of first spacers. The support surface has an exhaust hole communicated with the cavity. The first spacers are disposed on the support surface of a corresponding one of the recessed structures. When a corresponding one of the electronic components is supported on the first spacers, any adjacent two of the first spacers and the corresponding electronic component form a first flow channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: CHROMA ATE INC.
    Inventors: Sheng-Chin Chuang, Kuei-Wen Lien, Chung-Lin Liu, Ming-Ju Chuang, Hsiu-Wei Kuo, Ming-Hui Wang, Chih-Hsien Wang