Patents by Inventor Brad Ruppert

Brad Ruppert 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: 10157362
    Abstract: Many people acquire items such as souvenirs when travelling. This disclosure describes systems and methods for shipping items acquired while travelling. In one implementation, an item is dropped off and a description of the item is provided. The item is delivered to a fulfillment center. A fulfillment center computing system may inspect the item by verifying that the description of the item corresponds to the item. By inspecting the item, the fulfillment center computing system may perform additional services, such as processing a tax refund incurred when item was purchased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jesper Mikael Johansson, Shalini Pothuru, Brad Ruppert
  • Patent number: 9858538
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to techniques, systems, and apparatuses to provide electronic concierge services and information to one of more users, as well as perform other operations related to planning one or more activities. Concierge services may include providing information about activities, recommending activities, arranging travel, and other related tasks. The electronic concierge may access and use personal information about the user (or group of users) to determine the activities that may be of interest to the user, and possibly to a group of users. The personal information may include transaction history, user settings, past user activity, social network information, and/or other types of information. The electronic concierge may receive other inputs such as a time period to undertake activities, a number of participants, an identity of the participants, and so forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jesper Mikael Johansson, Michelle Jacques Anschell, Charles Ray Kelley, Shalini Pothuru, Samuel Max Rossoff, Brad Ruppert