Patents Examined by Rokib Masud
  • Patent number: 11449877
    Abstract: A lead marketplace system and method are provided. The lead marketplace system and method provides an auction for leads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: One Planet Ops Inc.
    Inventors: Payam Zamani, William J. Brown, Ernest Rodrigues, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11443318
    Abstract: A payment terminal may include payment interfaces to receive payment information from payment devices such as chip cards and NFC payment devices. Monitoring components may monitor these payment interfaces. In addition, test requests may be transmitted to a payment device in order to elicit responses. The monitored information and the responses may be used by the payment terminal to determine whether a transaction is fraudulent or if a tamper attempt is ongoing, based on local test criteria. In addition, the monitored information and responses may be provided to a server, which may store the monitored information and responses, test for fraudulent transactions and tamper attempts based on server test criteria, and determine updates to the local test criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Block, Inc.
    Inventors: Max Guise, Andrew John Leiserson, Dino Dai Zovi
  • Patent number: 11443352
    Abstract: Systems and processes for managing service orders for service bundles are provided herein. An account assignment object may be created in a service order database corresponding to a main item and a plurality of subitems may be linked to the account assignment object, the main item representing the service bundle and the plurality of subitems offered collectively as the service bundle. The main item and subitems may be part of a hierarchy structure in which the main item is at a higher level than the subitems. A value of the main item may be set corresponding to a price of the service bundle. Follow-up processing may be automatically performed and a billing document may be generated for the service order using the account assignment object. Entries for each of the main item and the plurality of subitems for the order may be displayed in a hierarchical line item view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Stephanie Beuchel, Michael Vollmer
  • Patent number: 11443251
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for predicting traffic, comprising: determining time at which payment times for a first service reaches a peak as designated time; determining a peak of payment times for a second service in history as a historical peak according to a saved historical record; and predicting the actual traffic of the second service at the designated time according to the historical peak, wherein the first service and the second service belong to the same type of services, the execution manner of the first service is different from that of the second service, the service execution time of the first service is shorter than a preset duration, and the service execution time of the second service is longer than the preset duration. The present application can provide a more accurate reference for the operation and maintenance procedure of the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Inventors: Chi Fan, Chaofeng Meng, Han Luo, Yihuan Sui, Fangyu Dou
  • Patent number: 11429928
    Abstract: This invention relates to a natural resource and reserve management system, a corresponding method and a resultant natural asset inventory. The system has means for amalgamating and integrating data from disparate expert technical systems and applications, including computer developed or generated data, into at least one common, spatially-referenced database for use by at least one commercially available inventory management application, in order to provide integrated natural asset management in a natural resource inventory. The natural resources and reserves may comprise of depletable mineral resources and reserves, the amalgamation and integration may be conducted continually, and the data may be from disparate expert technical systems and applications in order to provide integrated mineral asset management in a mineral resource inventory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Inventors: John Francis Megannon, Andries George Hendrik Loubser, Michael Woodhall, Edmund Johan Strydom, Alastair Stuart MacFarlane
  • Patent number: 11416812
    Abstract: Provided is a delivery assistance device enabling shortening of the time required for delivery in purchase of an item by online shopping. This delivery assistance device is provided with: management means for managing stock information about stock of an item held by each of a plurality of traveling vehicles; first reception means for receiving current position information indicating a current position of the traveling vehicle; first transmission means for transmitting the stock information to a customer terminal; second reception means for receiving order information and delivery address information; specification means for specifying a traveling vehicle arriving earliest at the delivery address; and second transmission means for transmitting the order information to the specified traveling vehicle, wherein the management means updates the stock information about stock of an item held by the specified traveling vehicle, based on the order information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Inventors: Hiromi Yamaguchi, Shinji Nakadai
  • Patent number: 11416816
    Abstract: A software tool automatically generates a components list (also known as a “solution”, “recipe”, or “bill of materials”) to be used in completing an installation. This components list may include, for example, fixtures and control devices for use in implementing lighting solutions for a building. The system takes as input a sequence of operations table, and identifies components to satisfy the requirements specified in the sequence of operations table. A number of different solutions may be presented, offering different configurations, cost levels, product lines, and/or the like; the different solutions may also indicate different degrees to which controls are embedded in fixtures. The user can then select among the presented solutions, and/or can perform other operations to change the configuration and/or parameters so as to generate new options.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: Jesse Collier, Taylor Powell
  • Patent number: 11410254
    Abstract: A method and a system for assessing hazard risks associated with geographical locations are provided. The server receives information associated with a geographical location from a user device. The server identifies a hazard associated with the geographical location based on the historical hazard data. The server retrieves one or more files associated with the hazard. The server determines a first risk score for the geographical location based on at least the one or more files or a first set of rules associated with the hazard. The server determines a second risk score for the geographical location based on at least the one or more files or a second set of rules associated with the hazard. The server determines the second risk score when a criterion associated with the hazard is met. The server communicates at least one of the first risk score or the second risk score to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Guidewire Software, Inc.
    Inventors: John C. Siegman, Brady Foust, Robert Frady
  • Patent number: 11403724
    Abstract: A control system includes one or more processors that are configured to obtain event data associated with a vehicle. The one or more processors are also configured to receive a statement including a designated chargeable usage of the vehicle, with the statement issued by an entity, and the one or more processors further configured to access one or more rules dictating rule-based chargeable usage of the vehicle. The one or more processors are configured to compare the event data with the one or more rules to determine the rule-based chargeable usage of the vehicle based on the event data and to compare the rule-based chargeable usage with the designated chargeable usage to identify one or more discrepancies between the rule-based chargeable usage and the designated chargeable usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventors: Nanette Efird, Milan Karunaratne, Nathan Thomas North
  • Patent number: 11379789
    Abstract: A system and method for automated delivery driver routing and order preparation timing. The system is a cloud-based network containing an optimization server, portals for restaurants, customers, and drivers to enter their information, and an optimization engine which determines optimal pickup and delivery times for delivery drivers based on a multitude of variables associated with the business enterprises and delivery driver availability. The system may be accessed through web browsers or purpose-built computer and mobile phone applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: ROCKSPOON, INC.
    Inventor: Nagib Georges Mimassi
  • Patent number: 11367148
    Abstract: A producer may supply amounts xi of a good to a plurality of consumers Ci in a series of transactions and be subject to a mass balancing verification protocol after every K transactions. A producer platform may compute K random shares (r1 through rK) of a random value r, publish blinded amounts ti representing xi+ri to a secure, distributed transaction ledger, and transmit an encrypted ri to consumer Ci using an asymmetric cryptosystem. A consumer platform may receive and decrypt ri (while the consumer Ci actually receives an amount {circumflex over (x)}i of the good from the producer), compute {circumflex over (x)}i+ri and generate a fraud alert signal if it differs from the published ti. The consumer platform may also transmit an encrypted rolling sum value to a next consumer Ci+1. A verifier platform may, after K transactions, execute the mass balance verification protocol to determine a total amount of the good that the producer had collectively supplied to the consumers Ci.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Kilian Becher, Axel Schroepfer, Mirko Schaefer
  • Patent number: 11354621
    Abstract: The present invention provides Artificial Intelligence, Internet of things and blockchain based systems and methods for supply chain management. The system and method identify reasons of failure of procured item/object based on performance data analysis. The system and method further determine optimization characteristics required for a required item/object based on Artificial intelligence analysis using prediction algorithms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: NB VENTURES, INC.
    Inventors: Subhash Makhija, Ramachander Raja, Shivendra Singh Malik, Santosh Ganesh Dattatraya Bhat
  • Patent number: 11348105
    Abstract: A system and method for electronic payment that involves generating and then using a temporary token based on a legacy PAN (Primary Account Number) to conduct an electronic transaction. The token is generated by transforming the PAN using specific inputs such that the original PAN can be recovered by manipulating the token in various ways as disclosed herein. One potential manipulation that may be used is encryption/decryption. The token is transmitted to a portable electronic device such that the portable electronic device may present the token to a point-of-sale device. The POS communicates the token to a server which validates the token by, among other things, recovering the PAN. If the PAN is recovered as expected a validation message is returned to the POS device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Inventors: Hans Reisgies, Peter Milov
  • Patent number: 11341472
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention relate to a point-of-sale (POS) system, and more particularly, to systems, devices and methods of making secure payments using a mobile device in addition to a POS terminal that may be an insecure payment device exposed to various tamper attempts under certain circumstances. The mobile device is involved in a trusted transaction between a central financial entity, e.g., a bank, and the payment terminal, such that the insecure payment terminal may be further authenticated based on rolling codes, two-way or three-way authentication, or an off-line mode enabled by incorporation of the mobile device. Although either of the mobile device and the payment terminal provides limited security, a POS system incorporating both of them demonstrates an enhanced level of security.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Wood Loomis, III, Edward Tangkwai Ma, Robert Michael Muchsel
  • Patent number: 11270255
    Abstract: A method for ESL utilizing light communications includes selecting for ESL, a product stocked on shelf slotting space in a retail environment and querying a database with an identifier for the selected product and receiving in response to the querying, pricing data for the selected product. The method additionally includes selecting a frequency of communication above a specified strobe rate for a lighting system illuminating the retail environment and transmitting a directive to a controller for the lighting system directing the lighting system to communicate the pricing data to a shelf labeling module associated with the selected product. Thereafter, in response to the directive, the controller encodes the pricing data into a strobe pattern of the lighting system and activates the pattern thereby communicating the pricing data to the shelf labeling module which then decodes the pricing data from the strobe pattern and display the pricing data in a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Li-Tag LLC
    Inventors: Amir Aboelezz Weliam, Tamer Sherif Ishak, Tony Micheal Attia
  • Patent number: 11257014
    Abstract: A system and method is presented for gathering data concerning harvests. Data tickets are generated at a point of origination (i.e., the field), local storage, processing, or a customer location. Data tickets may also be generated for supplies delivered to the field. Implements attached to a vehicle in the field (e.g., a tractor) may provide sensor data over a vehicle communication bus about how a field processing task was performed. A computing device on the vehicle periodically reads the sensor data and records the data along with the current time and GPS position of the vehicle as a data point. A plurality of data points are transmitted to a remote server as a data trail. Data trails from a plurality of vehicles are compared to find points of intersection. Sensor data in the data trails for the points of intersection are examined to determine data related to the transfer of goods between vehicles during the time of intersection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Conservis Corp.
    Inventors: Patrick P. Christie, Paul Larson, Matthew Shilts, Chuck Faison, Michael Borman, Joe Tevis
  • Patent number: 11257049
    Abstract: An image of a receipt may be received by a service provider from a user device of a user. The receipt may be a record of a transaction between the user and a physical merchant. The service provider may extract text from the image and apply a predictive model trained on text data of historical receipts to the extracted text to identify keywords corresponding to items purchased in the transaction. The service provider may generate a shopping list for the user and/or may compare the keywords to descriptions of catalog items in an online catalog maintained by the service provider to identify catalog items that are the same or similar to the purchased items. The service provider may associate the catalog items with the user's account maintained by the service provider and generate a user interface to present on the user device that includes an indication of the catalog items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Miguel Roman Durazo Almeida, Thanhthanh Anh Tran, Jongsun Jung, Rohin Patel, Anna Jin Li, Tarmandeep Toor, Shih-Ta Peng
  • Patent number: 11257082
    Abstract: In one embodiment, transferring payment between a first user and a second user of a communication system includes displaying a contact list in a user interface of a client executed at a user terminal of the first user, the contact list including the second user. The client retrieves and displays at least one page from a payment provider responsive to the first user selecting the second user from the contact list. The client transmits, to the payment provider, information related to the payment entered into the page by the first user, which causes the payment provider to transfer the payment from an account of the first user to an account of the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Siim Viidu, Edith Coenen, Andres Kutt, Kristen Ondeck
  • Patent number: 11238401
    Abstract: Techniques for employing user interfaces to output information indicative of events occurring in an inventory facility, and receive feedback from a human regarding the events are described herein. In one implementation, an event may take place in an inventory facility, such as a customer taking an item from an inventory location, returning an item to an inventory location, and so forth. An automated system of an inventory management system may process sensor data collected by sensors in the inventory facility to determine details of the event. In some examples, the inventory management system is unable to determine with a high level of confidence what occurred during the event. The inventory management system may provide the sensor data to a human associate through an associate interface, and receive input regarding details of the event from the human associate through the associate interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Danny Guan, Prathiban Mohanasundaram, Shannon Thomas, Mirko Mandic, Helene Causse, Brett Richard Taylor, Waqas Syed Ahmed, David Echevarria Ignacio
  • Patent number: 11238463
    Abstract: A computer-implemented systems and methods for online customer assistance are disclosed. The computer-implemented system comprises a user interface, a memory storing instructions, and at least one processor. The at least one processor may be configured to execute instructions to receive a request for assistance from a customer via the user interface, identify at least one last-ordered product, and aggregate customer specific information, one or more previously-ordered products, and the customer specific information that may include product delivery information. Furthermore, the at least one processor may be configured to execute instructions to determine an action pattern of the customer for the at least one last-ordered product, assigning a priority to the order for the at least one last-ordered product or previously-ordered products, determine a response to the customer based on the priority of the order, and provide the response to the request from the customer device via the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Coupang Corp.
    Inventors: Yoon Seok Pea, Gi Yong Gil, Jae Young Park, Seung Hee Han