Patents by Inventor Alex Devine

Alex Devine has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 8214877
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for developing policies which govern entities and applying the developed policies against representations of entities, where the representations are contained in a repository. One embodiment of a method of the present invention includes obtaining a policy comprising a rule, wherein the rule comprises a condition associated with compliance to the rule, generating one or more filters according to the condition, applying the one or more filters to a plurality of representations in a repository, wherein each representation represents an entity and determining a set of entities compliant with the rule based on the application of the one or more filters to the plurality of representations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Troux Technologies
    Inventors: Mikal Grimes, William Corbett, Alex Devine
  • Patent number: 7720720
    Abstract: A data processing system generates recommendations for on-line shopping by scoring recommendations matching the customer's cart contents product page, configuration page, email and/or history using predetermined scoring criteria, such as item availability, item price, relevance of the item to the customer, item clarity, item exposure, total purchase amount in the cart, margin, recommendation confidence and lift, shopper profile matches, seasonality, customer history, time dependency, product marketing emphasis, substitutability, item popularity and/or product attributes associated with the recommended item. The scored recommendations may be ranked and/or filtered to prioritize the recommendations so that the best recommendation is selected for presentation to the customer. In addition, one or more scoring criteria or product attributes for the recommended item may be used to select a specific selling point/message text for inclusion with the selected recommendation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Versata Development Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Nirad Sharma, Michael K. Grant, Neil C. Thier, Alex Devine, Sherrill J. Packebush, Thomas H. Dillon, James Singh, Jeremy S. Wacksman, Chris Hyams, Timothy P. Darr