Patents by Inventor Alexandra Mack

Alexandra Mack 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).

  • Publication number: 20130035982
    Abstract: Methods and systems for identifying, retrieving and analyzing social media data pertinent to a business' customers to derive personal information that can be used for targeted advertising, thereby helping the business improve and grow. A scanning engine searches social media spaces to identify the presence of a business' customers. A data engine will collect the social activity data from the various social networking sites based upon social presence identified by the scanning engine. An analytic engine will analyze the information collected by the data engine. This will give a business a 360 degree view of its business and customers and help the business to find the cause behind the effect and develop the right strategy to improve and grow its business.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: Pitney Bowes Inc.
    Inventors: Jun Zhang, Yuling Wu, Hongping Liang, Qiuju Gu, Alexandra Mack, Alla Tsipenyuk
  • Patent number: 8190518
    Abstract: A method and system for performing monetary transactions across multiple source accounts. The method includes the steps of: determining whether a multi-source transaction is desired or required to complete a monetary transaction; selecting the specific source accounts to be accessed and debited to perform the monetary transaction; determining the amount of funds to be withdrawn from each of the source accounts; and communicating with the source accounts to (i) access the funds and (ii) determine whether adequate funds exist in each of the source accounts to perform the monetary transaction. When summed, the funds accessed from the multi-source accounts equal the total required to perform the monetary transaction. The final steps for completing the monetary transaction include approving the monetary transaction and transferring funds from the multiple source accounts to a single destination account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Pitney Bowes Inc.
    Inventors: Darryl T. Rathbun, Alexandra Mack
  • Patent number: 8131654
    Abstract: Systems and methods for dimensionally rating mail pieces including cards, letters, flats, mailers, packages and parcels using a pointing device such as a digital pen are described. In one illustrative configuration the system includes a digital pen, a three dimensional digital pen pattern device, a computer and a printer for printing evidence of postage payment. A mail piece such as a small parcel is placed on the opened three dimensional digital pen pattern device. The user may select a digital pen pattern command box or may otherwise engage or be prompted to begin measurements. For a rectangular parcel, the user selects a bottom right and then a top left measurement point. The system then calculates the dimensions of the parcel, dimensionally rates it and then accounts for and prints a corresponding postage indicium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Pitney Bowes Inc.
    Inventors: David K. Asano, Jean-Hiram Coffy, Michael P. Swenson, Alexandra Mack, David W. Beckstrom, Joan T. Doutney, Sarah Jurta
  • Publication number: 20100153309
    Abstract: Systems and methods for dimensionally rating mail pieces including cards, letters, flats, mailers, packages and parcels using a pointing device such as a digital pen are described. In one illustrative configuration the system includes a digital pen, a three dimensional digital pen pattern device, a computer and a printer for printing evidence of postage payment. A mail piece such as a small parcel is placed on the opened three dimensional digital pen pattern device. The user may select a digital pen pattern command box or may otherwise engage or be prompted to begin measurements. For a rectangular parcel, the user selects a bottom right and then a top left measurement point. The system then calculates the dimensions of the parcel, dimensionally rates it and then accounts for and prints a corresponding postage indicium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicant: Pitney Bowes Inc.
    Inventors: David K. Asano, Jean-Hiram Coffy, Michael Swenson, Alexandra Mack, David W. Beckstrom, Joan T. Doutney, Sarah Jurta
  • Publication number: 20090119117
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, in a postage meter, input from a user to select a rate option in the postage meter for mail that is to be pre-sorted at a remote location. If the selected pre-sort rate option has been programmed into the postage meter, the postage meter is set to print postage indicia in accordance with the selected pre-sort rate option. If the selected pre-sort rate option has not been programmed into the postage meter, the postage meter displays, to the user, information to indicate to the user how to arrange for the selected pre-sort rate option to be programmed into the postage meter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2007
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Applicant: Pitney Bowes Inc.
    Inventors: Alexandra Mack, Thomas J. Foth, Christopher M. Giles
  • Publication number: 20080147549
    Abstract: A method and system for performing monetary transactions across multiple source accounts. The method includes the steps of: determining whether a multi-source transaction is desired or required to complete a monetary transaction; selecting the specific source accounts to be accessed and debited to perform the monetary transaction; determining the amount of funds to be withdrawn from each of the source accounts; and communicating with the source accounts to (i) access the funds and (ii) determine whether adequate funds exist in each of the source accounts to perform the monetary transaction. When summed, the funds accessed from the multi-source accounts equal the total required to perform the monetary transaction. The final steps for completing the monetary transaction include approving the monetary transaction and transferring funds from the multiple source accounts to a single destination account.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2006
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Applicant: Pitney Bowes Incorporated
    Inventors: Darryl T. Rathbun, Alexandra Mack