Patents Examined by Sujay Koneru
  • Patent number: 10318898
    Abstract: Machine logic (for example, software) for determining a placement mode of at least one kind of objects in a multiplicity of storage areas are disclosed. A placement method includes the following operations: determining attraction factors of the multiplicity of storage areas, an attraction factor of each storage area indicating a capability that the storage area attracts attention of a customer; determining a spatial elasticity factor of the at least one kind of objects, a spatial elasticity factor of each kind of objects indicating an impact of a change of the storage areas where the kind of objects are placed on an attention degree of the kind of objects; and determining the placement mode of the objects in the multiplicity of storage areas, at least according to the attraction factors of the multiplicity of storage areas and the spatial elasticity factor of the at least one kind of objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Junlei Chen, Qun Tao Ding, Yu Ping Gu, Wei Huang, Jiu Jiang, Xue Ling Mi, Ji Min Zhang
  • Patent number: 10319054
    Abstract: An automated valuation system for an entity, that uses specific input attributes items and a plurality of primary token features that are disposed within a specific geolocation, in addition, a plurality of valued entities input data set items and a plurality of secondary token features that are disposed within the same geolocation. Recently evaluated entities are qualified by being within first and second ranges of first and second matched items to the specific entity, wherein common features are removed, and remaining features are given a tokenized grouping and weight via an algorithm to explain valuations differences between recently evaluated entities. These weights are used determine a calculated value of the specific entity by determining a calculated attribute value based upon the weight of the features associated with the specific entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventor: Creed Smith
  • Patent number: 10310819
    Abstract: A system and method for providing symbolic mode checking of business application requirements. A language allows for building a model for the business process, the model comprising a plurality of actions, with each action having a precondition and a postcondition or outcome. Specifications are constructed for the properties of the business applications with the specifications describing both the states of the business process and the order in which they may occur. Finally, the model and the specifications are analyzed to determine if the model satisfies the specifications. If the model fails to satisfy the specifications, a problem may be indicated in the business application. The process can be automated to permit the system to make assumptions for conducting a thorough analysis of selected potential problem areas in the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bard Bloom, Ian D. Simmonds, Paul T. Keyser, Mark N. Wegman
  • Patent number: 10296943
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for presenting content based on information detected in real time includes: receiving first information corresponding to detection of at least attendance at a physical location; selecting, in real time with the detection, at least one winning bid based on the first information, the at least one winning bid conditioned on the first information meeting an attendance criterion; and providing at least one winning content item associated with the selected winning bid to a content presentation device at the physical location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Gideon S. Mann, Ameesh Makadia, Shanmugavelayutham Muthukrishnan
  • Patent number: 10296986
    Abstract: Methods of providing services to individual and methods of manufacturing items are described. Data structures to represent priority values for those individuals or items are also described. By ascribing priority values to a set of items, those items can be grouped based on those priority values. Once grouped based on priority values, the items within each group can be manufactured according to group priority as well as according to the characteristics of each item to be manufactured within that group. The same concept applies to providing services to individuals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: nMetric, LLC
    Inventors: Mac Joiner, William N. Turley, Christine L. Koski
  • Patent number: 10290012
    Abstract: Price for one or more products is optimized by considering competitor and/or consumer behavior relating to the products. A control set is generated to include one or more products. Also, a test set is generated to include one or more products of the same type as products in the control set. A feature of the products in the test set is changed while the feature of the products in the control set is maintained. Competitor and/or consumer response to the change is measured. Based on the response, a recommendation is generated with respect to the feature of the products in the test set. According to one implementation the recommendation may be a recommendation to lower the price of the products in the test set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Home Depot Product Authority, LLC
    Inventors: Xingchu Liu, Lukas Bouvrie
  • Patent number: 10282793
    Abstract: Methods of providing services to individual and methods of manufacturing items are described. Data structures to represent priority values for those individuals or items are also described. By ascribing priority values to a set of items, those items can be grouped based on those priority values. Once grouped based on priority values, the items within each group can be manufactured according to group priority as well as according to the characteristics of each item to be manufactured within that group. The same concept applies to providing services to individuals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: NMETRIC, LLC
    Inventors: Mac Joiner, William N. Turley, Christine L. Koski
  • Patent number: 10268978
    Abstract: A method and a system for organizing management information within an enterprise are provided. The method includes storing an enterprise bill of process (eBOP) comprising a plurality of enterprise process events and at least one respective threshold for each enterprise process event in an information engine and receiving enterprise process data relating to the plurality of enterprise process events from an information engine. The enterprise process data includes historical data relating to the enterprise process events, real-time current information relating to the enterprise process events, predicted data based on the historical data, the current data and measured or derived parameters associated with the at least some of the plurality of enterprise process events, and algorithmic models of at least one of the enterprise process events including parameters, variables, and measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Dassault Systemes Americas Corp.
    Inventors: Grzegorz Gajdzinski, Minh Tuan Nguyen, Nicholas Schleich
  • Patent number: 10255565
    Abstract: For distributed analysis of time-series data in a smart entity environment, the data is received from a data source in the environment. An overall analysis of the data is distributed to a first node in the environment. In a network operating the environment the first node is at a smaller distance from the data source as compared to a second node. A first portion of the overall analysis is performed on the data at the first node to produce a first conclusion. The first conclusion is routed to the second node. The second node performs a second portion of the overall analysis. Using the first conclusion, from the first node, a first action is caused to occur on a component of the environment. The data source is associated with the component, the data is indicative of a condition in the environment, and the component participates in the condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian P. Byrne, Adam R. Holley, Brian T. Lillie
  • Patent number: 10242374
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate generally to the generation and presentation of merchant insights to a brick-and-mortar merchant. More specifically, one or more embodiments of the present disclosure relate to detecting and identifying users visiting a merchant's retail location, determining product preferences of the identified users that relate to the merchant, and providing merchant insights to the merchant based on the determined product preferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Lee Charles Linden, Benjamin Lewis, Dwight Ewing Crow, Jonathan Shottan, Peng Fan
  • Patent number: 10242376
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for dynamically routing a mobile sales operation are disclosed. A computer-implemented method may include receiving a request to provide a location recommendation to a mobile sales operation where the request comprises GPS coordinates from a GPS device associated with the mobile sales operation, determining the location recommendation based on analyzing data associated with a competitor of the mobile sales operation in view of the GPS coordinates, sending a first communication comprising the location recommendation to a computing device of the mobile sales operation, and sending a second communication comprising GPS coordinates of an updated location recommendation to the computing device of the mobile sales operation in view of a change in status for one or more competitors of the mobile sales operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventor: Jeremiah Joseph Akin
  • Patent number: 10235682
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include methods and systems for providing social discovery service operations. In one embodiment, a system for providing a social discovery service is disclosed. The system may be configured to receive transaction data relating to one or more purchase transactions involving one or more merchants and one or more consumers. The system may also be configured to receive product data identifying one or more products included in the one or more purchase transactions. The system may also receive location data associated with the one or more purchase transactions. Based on the transaction data, location data, and the product data, the system may be configured to generate one or more social discovery graphs. Further, the system may be configured to perform one or more social discovery operations based on the one or more social discovery graphs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Hannes M. Jouhikainen, Luke A. Hammock, Janusz M. Niczyporuk
  • Patent number: 10229385
    Abstract: Inventory is managed to minimize the footprint of storage spaces affected by variable production volumes and high inventory turnover. A warehouse includes a plurality of storage spaces for storage of items in the inventory. In response to receiving a request to store or retrieve a particular item, a recommended storage space in the warehouse can be determined for the particular item. The determination can be at least partially based on one or more user-defined facts, one or more user-defined rules, and a current state of the warehouse at the time the item location request is received. The user-defined facts can relate to an item, the inventory, the plurality of storage spaces, and/or the warehouse. The user-defined rules can be configured to dynamically assign storage spaces to the warehouse based at least partially on user-defined indications of how items will be consumed during a workflow performed within the warehouse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Evers, Enrique D. Espinosa
  • Patent number: 10229373
    Abstract: Methods and computer systems are used to create context-based event entries. In one aspect, the method includes, at a computer system with one or more processors and memory: (1) receiving a content-less request to create an event entry; (2) selecting an applicable rule from a set of rules stored at the computer system in accordance with one or more context items, the one or more context items comprising one or more context items for the user, the set of rules comprising a plurality of distinct rules; (3) creating an event entry in accordance with the selected applicable rule and at least one of the one or more context items for the user, the event entry including one or more fields having content determined in accordance with the at least one of the one or more context items for the user; and (4) providing the event entry for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventor: Boris Khvostichenko
  • Patent number: 10217120
    Abstract: The present invention provides a comprehensive method for automatically and unobtrusively analyzing the in-store behavior of people visiting a physical space using a multi-modal fusion based on multiple types of sensors. The types of sensors employed may include cameras for capturing a plurality of images and mobile signal sensors for capturing a plurality of Wi-Fi signals. The present invention integrates the plurality of input sensor measurements to reliably and persistently track the people's physical attributes and detect the people's interactions with retail elements. The physical and contextual attributes collected from the processed shopper tracks includes the motion dynamics changes triggered by an implicit and explicit interaction to a retail element, comprising the behavior information for the trip of the people.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: VideoMining Corporation
    Inventors: Joonhwa Shin, Rajeev Sharma
  • Patent number: 10210468
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for providing cloud services to multiple customers in a cloud. One embodiment includes receiving a number of requests for the cloud services from the multiple customers simultaneously or substantially simultaneously; prioritizing the requests based on a probability distribution of actually deploying a service, a budget of the customers, and an expected demand of the requested service based on the probability distribution; generating a number of cloud configurations along with a number of Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for the customers based on prioritization of the requests, a class & past behavior of the customers, and a current demand of the cloud services, the SLAs of the customers include differentiated price offering; recommending the cloud configurations and the SLAs to the customers; allowing the customers to negotiate terms of the SLAs; and providing the cloud services based on the negotiated SLAs to the customers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: XEROX Corporation
    Inventors: Sujit Gujar, Tridib Mukherjee, Koustuv Dasgupta, Gueyoung Jung
  • Patent number: 10204387
    Abstract: Methods of providing services to individual and methods of manufacturing items are described. Data structures to represent priority values for those individuals or items are also described. By ascribing priority values to a set of items, those items can be grouped based on those priority values. Once grouped based on priority values, the items within each group can be manufactured according to group priority as well as according to the characteristics of each item to be manufactured within that group. The same concept applies to providing services to individuals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: nMETRIC, LLC
    Inventors: Mac Joiner, William N. Turley, Christine L. Koski
  • Patent number: 10205317
    Abstract: Systems and methods for energy distribution for one or more grid-scale Energy Storage Systems (ESSs), including generating one or more time series models to provide forecasted pricing data for one or more markets, determining battery life and degradation costs for one or more batteries in or more ESSs to provide battery life and degradation costs, optimizing bids for the one or more markets to generate optimal bids based on at least one of the forecasted pricing data or the battery life and degradation costs, and distributing energy to or from the one or more ESSs based on the optimal bids generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Ratnesh Sharma, Di Shi, Babak Asghari, Rakesh Patil
  • Patent number: 10192275
    Abstract: An automated real estate valuation system for a selected specific property, that uses specific property input attributes items and a plurality of primary token features that are disposed within a specific tract of land, in addition, a plurality of recently sold property input data set items and a plurality of secondary token features that are disposed within the same specific tract of land. Sold properties are qualified by being within first and second ranges of first and second matched items to the specific property, wherein common features are removed and remaining features are given a tokenized grouping and weight via an algorithm to explain price per square foot differences between sold properties. These weights are used determine a calculated value of the specific property by determining a calculated value per square foot based upon the weight of the features associated with the specific property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventor: Creed Smith
  • Patent number: 10192180
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments illustrate methods and systems for crowdsourcing a task. The method includes identifying a first set of workers from workers, based on a performance of the workers on a set of tasks previously attempted by the workers, and a Service Level Agreement (SLA) associated with the task. The method further includes generating a graph comprising nodes and edges connecting the nodes. Each of the one or more nodes is indicative of a worker. An edge, connecting two workers, is indicative of said two workers having worked together on at least one task. The method further includes receiving an input, to select a second set of workers from the first set of workers, based on one or more first parameters associated with each of the nodes in said graph and second parameters associated with each of the edges in the graph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: CONDUENT BUSINESS SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Jagadeesh Chandra Bose Rantham Prabhakara, Pallavi Manohar, Chithralekha Balamurugan