Patents Examined by S. Allen
  • Patent number: 10936854
    Abstract: Real-time individual tracking at a site is provided by capturing an image at a specific location for the individual, extracting a limited number of biometric features from the image, and providing a searching mechanism for matching the scored biometric features to the individual at the specific location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Yehoshua Zvi Licht
  • Patent number: 10922744
    Abstract: Various embodiments of systems and methods allow the presentation of a content item with a marketplace section. A system can receive a content item and analyze the content item to identify at least one featured object in the content item. The system can then match the at least one featured object with a marketplace item. If the marketplace item passes various filtering criteria, then the author of the content item can approve the marketplace item being presented with the content item. A system can then receive data for the content item from an application server and data for the marketplace item from a marketplace server and generate a unified presentation of the content item and the marketplace item. A user can then interact with a marketplace section to buy the marketplace item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: A9.com, Inc.
    Inventor: Satayan Mahajan
  • Patent number: 10902051
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for identifying the brand and model of products embedded within an image. One method includes operations for receiving, via a graphical user interface (GUI), a selection of an image, and for analyzing the image to determine a location within the image of one or more products. For each product in the image, determining a unique identification of the product is determined, the unique identification including a manufacturer of the product and a model identifier. The method further includes an operation for presenting information about the one or more products in the GUI with a selection option for selecting each of the one or more products. Additionally, the method includes operations for receiving a product selection for one of the one or more products, and presenting shopping options in the GUI for purchasing the selected product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Houdong Hu, Li Huang
  • Patent number: 10896453
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method is provided for managing events which includes receiving a host request, through a host access terminal, the host request comprising one or more event constraints that at least partially define an event. The method also includes searching a database of service proposals to locate at least one service proposal complying with one or more of the event constraints; transmitting the at least one service proposal to the host access terminal; receiving at least one service proposal acceptance from the host terminal; and receiving client access details of one or more clients. Once client access details are received, a token is generated for each client, the token being for accessing one or more accepted service proposals and an event request is transmitted to each of the one or more client terminals, each event request comprising the requisite token.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Arunmurthy Gurunathan
  • Patent number: 10896158
    Abstract: A system for managing and updating an internal product catalog, including an internal product catalog database, at least one external product catalog database, and an application program interface. The internal product catalog database includes a plurality of existing item files in which each existing item file is associated with a product and includes at least one attribute of the product. The at least one external product catalog database includes a plurality of external item files in which each external item file is associated with a product and includes at least one attribute of the product. The application program interface is communicatively coupled with the internal product catalog database and the at least one external product catalog database. The application program interface is configured to accept a user search request to search for a new product in which the user search request includes at least one attribute of the new product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin Tucker, Jimmie Bond, Kenneth Clark, David Terjak
  • Patent number: 10846337
    Abstract: A food order is placed by a purchaser at a client prior to selecting the vendor. A server receives the order along with the purchaser information. The server matches the items with available vendors that offer the selected food order. The server sends a document to the client, including a list of vendors matching the order, along with other details that are specific to each vendor. The client receives the document. In response to selection of the vendor, the client sends the server a request to proceed. Upon receiving a finalized order, the server sends a checkout page to the client to finish the order. The client sends information needed to finish the order. The server receives the requested information and generates the order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: PIZZALOCI, INC.
    Inventor: Fadi Obeidat
  • Patent number: 10839416
    Abstract: A user receiving device including at least one transceiver module, an output module, a control module, and a transaction module. The at least one transceiver module is configured to receive an ad or an offer transmitted from at least one backend device to the user receiving device. The offer is directed to a product and/or service referred to in the ad. The output module is configured to display the ad or the offer on a display. The display is connected to the user receiving device. The at least one transceiver module is configured to receive a response signal transmitted from a mobile device to the user receiving device. The response signal is in response to the offer. The transaction module is configured to perform a transaction between the at least one backend device and a user of the mobile device based on the response signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall M. Desmond, Flemming R. Hansen, Eswari Panchal, Vanessa K. Jupe
  • Patent number: 10832303
    Abstract: A method of generating a user-interface to be displayed at a remote location may include receiving a search request for an item listing and retrieving a first listing and a second listing based on the search request, determining a similarity score between the first and second listings that is based on multiple properties common to the first and second listings, and generating instructions to be transmitted to a remote location to generate a user interface to be displayed at the remote location, the user interface including the first listing, the instructions excluding the second listing from a list of results displayed on the user interface based on the similarity score exceeding a threshold and the first listing including superior values in at least one of the plurality of properties common to the first and second listings. The method may also include transmitting the instructions to the remote location for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Kane Sweeney
  • Patent number: 10810646
    Abstract: Automating a product offering presented in a consumer kiosk application for creating and order consumer photo-related products. An automated product offering system determines in real-time or near real-time the availability of products to be offered to the consumer and adjusts the display on the kiosk GUI to guide the user to select products that are currently available. The product availability may be specific to a location and a retailer hosting the consumer kiosk application. The kiosk GUI display is adjusted in accordance with product advertising and promotional campaigns to guide the user to generate orders for products that offer the best value to the consumer while helping retailers and kiosk operators succeed with advertising campaigns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM NORTH AMERCIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Charles L. DuBois
  • Patent number: 10783568
    Abstract: Users are matched to items and recommended friends in a social merchandising system. During registration, a user profile is created for a user among a plurality of users in the peer-to-peer marketplace. To calculate a compatibility score, a social genome is determined for the user based on social networking characteristics associated with the user. Also, a merchandise genome is determined for the user based on item characteristics associated with the user. Results are organized into a feed for the user based on the compatibility score and time. Feeds display items of friends, or as influenced by social connections and interactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Poshmark, Inc.
    Inventors: Manish Chandra, Gautam Golwala, Tracy Sun
  • Patent number: 10692128
    Abstract: A system provider shopping list display device, including a shopping list support engine to receive user location information from a plurality of beacon devices that indicates a location of a user at a merchant physical location and to retrieve shopping list information that includes a plurality of products that are available in a first order. The shopping list support engine is further configured to: receive a product removal input that indicates the user has removed a first product, remove the first product in the shopping list following the product removal input, and provide the plurality of the products remaining in the shopping list in a second order based at least in part on locations of the plurality of products remaining and a location of the user after the first product is removed, and cause at least one of the plurality of the products in the second order to be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventor: Gautam Batra
  • Patent number: 10650437
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for user interface generation for transacting goods are disclosed. In one aspect, a method includes receiving order data, user data, and other data. The method further includes determining, for a particular user, an order confidence score that corresponds to a likelihood that the particular user ordered a particular good from a particular vendor on a particular day. The method further includes receiving vendor-type mapping data. The method further includes determining a good-type confidence score that corresponds to the likelihood that the particular good or the particular vendor is associated with a particular type of good. The method further includes determining a composite confidence score. The method further includes storing the composite confidence score, data identifying the particular user, data identifying the particular type of good, and data identifying the particular date.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Accenture Global Services Limited
    Inventor: Vivien Tsao
  • Patent number: 10650126
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to authenticating online transactions, and more specifically, to method and system for determining a potentially fraudulent online transaction request based on a risk parameter associated with a user in a networking platform such as, a social networking platform. The method comprises receiving an online transaction request from a user. Thereafter, determining the risk parameter of the user based on one or more profile parameters associated with the user or one or more peer users associated with the user in the community. Based on the risk parameter of the user the online transaction request of the user is authenticated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Lex Bayer, Simon Ru, Mark Rose
  • Patent number: 10650424
    Abstract: A cloud infrastructure is disclosed that includes: a cloud portal for providing user access to cloud resources; a cloud catalog database having a catalog list of cloud resources; a cloud catalog solution generator that populates the cloud catalog database, wherein the cloud catalog solution generator includes: a first interface process for receiving event data for resources associated within a cloud infrastructure; a second interface process for receiving usage/account information, monitored information, and document information; an aggregation system that continuously aggregates the event data with the usage/account information, monitored information, and document information to create a dynamic catalog list having supplementary information for items in the catalog list; and a third interface process for outputting the dynamic catalog list to a cloud catalog database; and a cloud catalog suggestion engine that processes user inputs entered via the cloud portal and outputs a set of suggested items from the cl
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Saiprasad Kolluri Venkata Sesha, Takayuki Kushida
  • Patent number: 10636069
    Abstract: Methods and systems disclosed herein utilize location signals received from beacons and other indoor positioning systems along with an application program on customer devices for better management of customer traffic in physical queues and virtual queues, specifically in environments such as airports, food courts, shopping malls, and amusement parks. These methods and systems also provide a customer with a token for his place in the queue on his mobile device, so he is free to continue with his activities until it is time for him to acquire a product or a service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Massachusetts Mutal Life Insurance Company
    Inventors: Michal Knas, Jiby John
  • Patent number: 10628559
    Abstract: The claimed subject matter includes techniques for application management including a managed application storefront module to return an access mechanism for a subset of purchasable applications to a storefront based on user information. An example system can also include a recording module to store usage information for the subset of purchasable applications accessed from the storefront. The usage information can include the user information, organization information, and an application version for each of the subset of purchasable applications accessed by the user. Another example system can include an administrative module to regulate access of the user, based on information recorded by the recording module, to a purchasable application of the subset of purchasable applications. In an example, this application management system, and its related techniques, can be used in ground up trial of applications by a large number of users, such as employees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: David Mowatt, Phil Smail, Jeff James
  • Patent number: 10592956
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for recommending items for future purchase by a consumer based on the consumer's historical actions is provided. The method is implemented using an adaptive recommendation (“AR”) computer device in communication with a memory. The method includes receiving from a recommender server computing device at least one preference vector, storing the at least one preference vector, receiving at least one consumer action including a time aspect, from a candidate consumer, and determining at least one personalized vector based on the at least one preference vector, the at least one consumer action, and the time aspect associated with each of the at least one consumer action. The at least one personalized vector represents at least one future purchase that the candidate consumer will likely conduct. The method also includes displaying at least one recommendation to the candidate consumer based on the at least one personalized vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Mastercard International Incorporated
    Inventors: Po Hu, Jean-Pierre Gerard, Serge Bernard, Rohit Chauhan
  • Patent number: 10540698
    Abstract: A method may include a processor obtaining an authorization to identify electronic purchase confirmation messages in a plurality of electronic messages for a user and to maintain a user purchase profile of the user. The processor may collect the plurality of electronic messages for the user, identifying the electronic purchase confirmation messages in the plurality of electronic messages, and determine a purchase category and a purchase amount from each of the electronic purchase confirmation messages that is identified. The processor may further obtain a verification of the purchase category that is determined from each of the electronic purchase confirmation messages that is identified, update the user purchase profile in accordance with the purchase category and the purchase amount from each of the electronic purchase confirmation messages that is identified, and perform an automated action in accordance with the user purchase profile that is updated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: James H. Pratt, Wiley Wilkins
  • Patent number: 10527859
    Abstract: There is provided a display apparatus including: a frame 20 that is mounted on a head part of a viewer; and an image display device 30 that is mounted on the frame 20. The image display device 30 includes (A) an image forming device 40, and (B) an optical system 50 that guides an image, which originates from the image forming device 40, into a pupil of a viewer. The image forming device 40 is curved along an X direction and/or a Y direction. The image display device 30 further includes an image-forming-device-to-optical-system distance adjustment unit 90 that adjusts a distance between the image forming device 40 and the optical system 50.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Eiichi Tanaka, Hirokazu Tatsuta, Shin Hasegawa, Yuichi Hasegawa, Kenta Kawamoto
  • Patent number: 10509151
    Abstract: Provided are light source module and backlight unit. A wire grid polarizer including a substrate, and a plurality of conductive wire patterns configured to be formed parallel to one another on the substrate, wherein each of the conductive wire patterns includes a first conductive wire pattern, an insulating layer and a second conductive wire pattern and the first and second conductive wire patterns are electrically insulated from each other and have different shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yun Jong Yeo, Jung Ha Son, Joo Hyung Lee, Hyung Bin Cho