Patents Examined by Vanel Frenel
  • Patent number: 10304042
    Abstract: A transaction authentication system authenticates a transaction by determining whether a mobile device and POS device involved in the transaction are at the same location. A POS registry stores location data for POS devices. A PAN registry stores mobile device IDs corresponding to account numbers. A mobile device ID can be provided from the PAN registry in response to receiving an account number from a POS device. The mobile device ID can then be used to retrieve location information from a home location register maintained by a mobile service provider. The retrieved location data for a POS device and the retrieved location data for a mobile device are compared.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Early Warning Services, LLC
    Inventors: Rodger R. Desai, Eric Woodward
  • Patent number: 10304025
    Abstract: Methods, servers and computer program products for managing transport orders. The server receives a transport order which specifies a shipment to be transported from a first site to a second site. The server receives an indication of an available industrial truck of the plurality of industrial trucks. The server generates a driving order according to given criteria depending at least on properties of the available industrial truck, wherein the driving order specifies a subset of the shipment within a load capacity of the available industrial truck. The server transmits the generated driving order to the available industrial truck for execution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Locanis AG
    Inventors: Daniel Brehm, Özgür Kurt, Anton Savchenko
  • Patent number: 10296970
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, bid specifications for an ecommerce transaction are transmitted from a party requesting bids to a plurality of bidders. Then a modification to the bid specifications is received from a first bidder of the plurality of bidders along with a bid in accordance with the modified bid specifications. The modified bid specifications may then be transmitted to the plurality of bidders other than the first bidder. Bids in accordance with the modified bid specifications are then received from each of the plurality of bidders other than the first bidder. One of the bids may be selected, and the ecommerce transaction may be consummated based on the selected bid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Shilpa Parekh, Gaurav Rekhi, Joe Augenbraun
  • Patent number: 10282719
    Abstract: A user equipment with a primary identifier and a secondary identifier. The user equipment comprises a witness application stored in the memory, that when executed by the processor in a trusted security zone, wherein the trusted security zone provides hardware assisted trust, transmits a message comprising the logs of the communication service consumption to a server in a network of a service provider associated with the user equipment using a trusted end-to-end communication channel, wherein the logs are translated by the server to a format compatible with a billing data store supported by a billing server, wherein the translated logs are transmitted to the billing data store, whereby a bill is created for each of the primary identifier and the secondary identifier by the billing server accessing the billing data store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Lyle W. Paczkowski, Joao “Tex” Teixeira
  • Patent number: 10282718
    Abstract: Technology for selectively providing an invoice payment option in an e-commerce application is described. In an example embodiment, a method selectively determines to activate the invoice payment option for the business customer in a graphical user interface associated with the e-commerce application based on the status of the invoice account of the business customer and a determination that the one or more items in the virtual shopping cart are approved for the invoice payment option. The method generates the graphical user interface including the invoice payment option and the summary of the virtual shopping cart and provides providing the graphical user interface including the invoice payment option and the summary of the virtual shopping cart for presentation on the client device associated with the business account of the business customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Staples, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Lincoln, Faisal Masud, Alison Gaddis
  • Patent number: 10255561
    Abstract: A system, method, and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium to detect absent airline itineraries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Justin Xavier Howe
  • Patent number: 10255642
    Abstract: A display-card is disclosed for time management purpose, including a display; a clock defining a current date and time; a memory; an internal power supply; and a communication device. The memory includes a user identifier, setup information and time information. The time information includes at least a current time counter and a status information defining an active or an inactive state, the active state enabling the update with the clock of the current time counter and the inactive state disabling the update of the current time counter. The display-card further includes a receiver/transmitter to receive, via the communication device, a command to initiate the change of the status information from active to inactive state, or inactive to active state, and an actuator to initiate the display of at least the current time counter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Nagravision S.A.
    Inventors: Christian Conus, Pascal Conus
  • Patent number: 10242347
    Abstract: An improved computerized ecommerce system, optimized for smaller merchants such as florists who often provide seasonal perishable gifts that require local delivery, and who often desire to form cooperative networks with local merchants offering related gift services, as well as other related merchants such as other florists in more distant locations. The web server based system allows merchants to easily set up non-static (time variable) websites that automatically provide schedule driven promotions. New products can be quickly uploaded from smartphones, and sophisticated time and location aware algorithms can compute accurate delivery costs and make such costs transparent to customers. Other participating merchants can be easily added to the system to form local and distant cooperative merchant networks. The system simplifies customer use of promotional offers by cross checking customer URL versus promotion lists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventor: Sundaram Natarajan
  • Patent number: 10235719
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a centralized approach to multidimensional accounting are provided. Exemplary embodiments of systems and methods include the creation of GAAP-independent and GAAP-dependent posting documents in an accounting database. The GAAP-independent and GAAP-dependent posting documents may be stored separately in the accounting database, and a given GAAP-independent posting document may be associated with multiple GAAP-dependent posting documents, allowing for significant reductions in data volume and data reconciliation processing costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Lothar Muessler, Matthias Schauer, Frank Raebiger
  • Patent number: 10230578
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for scanning computer infrastructure within a computer network includes a first host device and a second host device having distinct operating systems. The host devices are coupled to a controller server. The method includes deploying a first scan program to the host devices. The method includes installing a first tool set on the first host device, installing a second tool set on the second host device, executing the first scan program on the first host device for gathering and storing a first set of inventory data on the first host device, executing the first scan program on the second host device for gathering and storing a second set of inventory data on the second host device, collecting the first set of inventory data from the first host device and the second set of inventory data from the second host device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Daniel A. Ruggeri
  • Patent number: 10229032
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for optimizing handling of breakpoints in a Java debugger agent. Embodiments provide a novel command that allows execution of the application in the debugger to stop or break at the beginning of a next called function or method (e.g., a “break on next called function” or “BNCF” command). When the BNCF command is given to the debugger, a flag may be set in the interpreter of the virtual machine to which the debugger is attached. On encountering a new method or function call, the flag is examined by the interpreter to determine whether it should stop or break in that call. If the flag is set, the interpreter will stop; otherwise the interpreter proceeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kumar Ashish, Nataraju Neeluru
  • Patent number: 10229443
    Abstract: Described are systems and methods that facilitate visual search for and price filtering of information. For example, rather than requiring a user to select a pre-defined price range (e.g., “under $25,” $25 to $50,” “$50 to $100”) for filtering, a user may price filter search results by specifying a single price filtering value around which the search results are filtered. The range around the single price filtering value is dynamically selected based on, for example, the search results being filtered, the past purchase history of the user, past user search history, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Pinterest, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert Pereta Farre, Evan Howell Sharp, Rui Jiang, Dong Wang, Erin Rose Larsen
  • Patent number: 10229386
    Abstract: An inventory management system includes at least one hardware processor and an inventory management engine executing on the at least one hardware processor. The inventory management engine is configured to receive, from a mobile computing device of a consumer, product information associated with an article offered for sale in a retail establishment of a merchant, a product tag is attached to the article and includes a tag ID, the tag ID being a unique identifier assigned to the product tag. The inventory management engine also receives the tag ID from the mobile computing device, generates an online listing for the article in an online marketplace, the online listing including the product information, associates the tag ID with the online listing, determines that the merchant is associated with the article, and places the online listing for sale in the online marketplace on behalf of the merchant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Evan Patrick Thomas
  • Patent number: 10217148
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for predicting a status of a transaction are described. Feature data related to one or more transactions is collected and a subset of features is selected for use in predicting the status of the transaction. A model is trained using the collected feature data that corresponds to the selected features, and the model is applied to feature data of a selected transaction to generate a probability of the selected transaction attaining one or more defined statuses. Mitigating or preventive actions are performed based on the generated probability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Samaneh Abbasi Moghaddam, Jerry Louis, Vipul C. Dalal
  • Patent number: 10217107
    Abstract: A stored value card activation system includes a server in communication with one or more computing devices configured in kiosks. The server receives stored value card type information associated with one of multiple non-activated stored value cards from the computing device. The server also receives monetary amount information to be associated with the selected stored value card from the kiosk, and payment information from a user of the kiosk. From this information, the server conducts a financial transaction with a financial account server associated with an account of the user, and activates the selected stored value card in accordance with the financial transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Gift Card Impressions, LLC
    Inventors: Brett R. Glass, Karl Joseph Geisler, Kimberly Beth Hoag
  • Patent number: 10217307
    Abstract: The instant application describes an inventory control system including an object storage device including a drawer or a tray for housing objects; a sensing device configured to acquire an image including information about the objects stored in the object storage device; an interface circuitry in communication with the sensing device and configured to generate object data based on the image acquired by the sensing device; and a processor configured to provide an integrated network access and transmit the object data across a network using a Web Service as defined by World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Web Service being a data link interface between the inventory control system and a remote system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: SNAP-ON INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Preston Phillips, David C. Fly, Matthew J. Lipsey, Joseph Chwan, Jr., Frederick J. Rogers
  • Patent number: 10198892
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for charging or billing for access to wireless power. The device requiring power communicates with the power provider and the billing method is determined. A consumer may be required to provide billing information, or if the billing information is already associated with an existing account, the consumer account is automatically charged for the wireless power. The account may include prepaid charging minutes that are debited as wireless power is provided, or the account may be billed for the wireless power that is provided. The charging/billing for the wireless power may be used to receive value for the power that is provided, while remaining consumer friendly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: PHILIPS IP VENTURES B.V.
    Inventors: Joshua B. Taylor, David W. Baarman, Scott A. Mollema
  • Patent number: 10185927
    Abstract: Techniques are provided herein for utilizing an inventory engine to optimize the selection of a set of items to be stored as inventory at a storage location. A candidate set of items may be identified based at least in part on a selection model. In accordance with at least one embodiment, the selection model may be based at least in part on a capacity of the storage location and a threshold time duration by which purchased items of the set of items are to be transported from the storage location to a purchaser. A plurality of probability values corresponding to the candidate set of items may be determined. An optimal set of items may be determined based at least in part on the candidate set of items and the plurality of probability values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tolga Han Seyhan, Ali Sadighian, Salal Humair, Jialei Rong, Haiyun Wang, Deepak Bhatia, Zhihao Chen, Abid Kapadya, Julie Wei-Shu Chang
  • Patent number: 10185940
    Abstract: Various systems, methods, and apparatuses are described for facilitating payment for a transaction. One example method may comprise capturing an image comprising a transaction bill and a form of payment for providing payment for the transaction. The example method may further comprise posting payment for the transaction to a point-of-sale terminal based at least in part on the captured image. Similar and related methods, apparatuses, systems, and computer program products are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Michael C. Finley
  • Patent number: 10171679
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for performing online charging for text messages. One embodiment comprises a system that handles a Mobile Originated (MO) text message. The system receives a send request for the MO text message, and generates an online credit request for the MO text message. The system determines a type of originating network for the MO text message, and inserts an indicator of the originating network type in the online credit request. The system may also determine a type of terminating network for the MO text message, and insert an indicator of the terminating network type in the online credit request. The system then transmits the online credit request to an online charging system to charge for the MO text message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Yigang Cai, Shaumir Shah, Sanjeev Singh