Patents by Inventor Christopher Power

Christopher Power 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: 20230310981
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a controller device for assisting those with fine motor impairments. The controller device includes an outer disk body and an inner disk body supported at least in part by the outer disk body and configured to translate relative to the outer disk body. The controller device further includes one or more buttons defined by the outer disk body. The inner disk body is configured to receive a user input that causes the inner disk body to translate relative to the outer disk body and actuate at least one of the one or more buttons. The one or more buttons are disposed radially about a peripheral edge of the outer disk body, and an input element operably connected to the inner disk body is configured to cause translation of the inner disk body in a direction responsive to receipt of an applied user input via the input element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2023
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Inventors: Mark BARLET, Christopher POWER, Graham CHING, Denaj MILLER, Muhanad HILANEH, Ordia Demilade Ryan UNUIGBOJE
  • Patent number: 11736551
    Abstract: The method, apparatus, and computer program product provided herein provide for distribution of customized content to displays in a network. A display may receive video content for display from a transceiver device. Channel configurations may be user-configured to include content from any number of sources. Channel content may be generated based on a channel configuration to incorporate identified content and the channel content may be provided to transceiver devices. Alert messages may be pushed to channels, and takeovers of transceiver devices to stream a particular channel may be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: GROUPON, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Powers, Mike Aparicio
  • Publication number: 20220405785
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention provide methods, systems, apparatuses and computer program products for implementing a dynamic experimentation service. An example of a method for implementing a dynamic experimentation service includes receiving a set of experiment configuration parameters, determining, by a processor and based on the experiment configuration parameters, an experiment model, the experiment model comprising electronic data indicating an audience selected from a plurality of consumers and a plurality of levels for controlling a communication service in operation to generate an electronic marketing communication for transmission to at least one of the plurality of consumers, receiving a request, from the communication service, the request comprising a communication identifier, determining, based on the communication identifier, at least one of the plurality of levels, and causing the electronic marketing communication to be generated as a treatment comprising the at least one of the plurality of levels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2022
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Inventors: James Violette, Anthony Joseph, Pip Courbois, Christopher Powers
  • Publication number: 20220366436
    Abstract: System, methods, and computer program products are provided herein for supporting electronic testing. An example of a method includes receiving a first electronic inquiry, determining parameters of the market analysis test based at least in part on the first electronic inquiry, determining a first configuration change for at least one first merchant device based at least in part on the parameters of the market analysis test, transmitting the first configuration change to the at least one first merchant device to initiate a change in configuration of the at least one first merchant device, receiving electronic marketing information comprising first electronic data related to the first configuration change, determining a correlation between at least one of the parameters of the market analysis test and the electronic marketing information, and transmitting an electronic notification of the correlation to a first merchant associated with the at least one first merchant device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2022
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Inventors: Christopher POWERS, Shafiq SHARIFF, Sridatta VISWANATH, Logan Tyler JENNINGS, Will MEGSON, Derek NORDQUIST, Lori KAPLAN, Amit KOREN
  • Publication number: 20220343371
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are disclosed for electronic correspondence generation based on user segment classification. An example system classifies respective user identifiers associated with a plurality of user devices into a plurality of user segments for respective potential electronic correspondences using user segmentation criteria for the respective user identifiers and communication preference data for one or more electronic correspondences transmitted between a server system and the plurality of user devices. In response to identification of a triggering event associated with a user segment from the plurality of user segments, the example system also generates an electronic correspondence based on the communication preference data and transmits the electronic correspondence to one or more user devices associated with the user segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2022
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Inventors: Will Megson, Shafiq Shariff, Christopher Powers, Logan Jennings
  • Publication number: 20220251781
    Abstract: A method of treating brown stock in a brown stock washing process is provided. The method includes measuring a refractive index of a brown stock; and dosing an additive to the brown stock according to at least the refractive index of the brown stock. A system for controlling dosing of an additive to a brown stock washing process is also provided. The system includes a refractive index measurement device; a controller configured to receive data provided by the refractive index measurement device and transform the data into additive addition output instructions; and an additive delivery unit configured to receive and execute the additive addition output instructions from the controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: William Von Drasek, Prasad Y. Duggirala, Dorota Smoron, Christopher Powers, David Sirois, Khaled Zouaoui, Michael Kjerulf
  • Patent number: 11386443
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention provide methods, systems, apparatuses and computer program products for implementing a dynamic experimentation service. An example of a method for implementing a dynamic experimentation service includes receiving a set of experiment configuration parameters, determining, by a processor and based on the experiment configuration parameters, an experiment model, the experiment model comprising electronic data indicating an audience selected from a plurality of consumers and a plurality of levels for controlling a communication service in operation to generate an electronic marketing communication for transmission to at least one of the plurality of consumers, receiving a request, from the communication service, the request comprising a communication identifier, determining, based on the communication identifier, at least one of the plurality of levels, and causing the electronic marketing communication to be generated as a treatment comprising the at least one of the plurality of levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Groupon, Inc.
    Inventors: James Violette, Anthony Joseph, Pip Courbois, Christopher Powers
  • Patent number: 11379859
    Abstract: System, methods, and computer program products are provided herein for supporting electronic testing. An example of a method includes receiving a first electronic inquiry, determining parameters of the market analysis test based at least in part on the first electronic inquiry, determining a first configuration change for at least one first merchant device based at least in part on the parameters of the market analysis test, transmitting the first configuration change to the at least one first merchant device to initiate a change in configuration of the at least one first merchant device, receiving electronic marketing information comprising first electronic data related to the first configuration change, determining a correlation between at least one of the parameters of the market analysis test and the electronic marketing information, and transmitting an electronic notification of the correlation to a first merchant associated with the at least one first merchant device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: GROUPON, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Powers, Shafiq Shariff, Sridatta Viswanath, Logan Tyler Jennings, Will Megson, Derek Nordquist, Lori Kaplan, Amit Koren
  • Publication number: 20220210212
    Abstract: The method, apparatus, and computer program product provided herein provide for distribution of customized content to displays in a network. A display may receive video content for display from a transceiver device. Channel configurations may be user-configured to include content from any number of sources. Channel content may be generated based on a channel configuration to incorporate identified content and the channel content may be provided to transceiver devices. Alert messages may be pushed to channels, and takeovers of transceiver devices to stream a particular channel may be performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2022
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Christopher Powers, Mike Aparicio
  • Patent number: 11328327
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer program product are disclosed for improving merchant outreach campaigns by a promotion and marketing service. An example apparatus includes content harvest circuitry, segmentation circuitry, trigger detection circuitry, and campaign generation circuitry. The content harvesting circuitry may include hardware configured to retrieve electronic marketing information, business analytic data, and sales intelligence data. The segmentation circuitry may include hardware configured to determine merchant segmentation criteria, and to classify merchants into segments based on the merchant segmentation criteria. The trigger detection circuitry may include hardware configured to identify occurrence of a triggering event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Groupon, Inc.
    Inventors: Will Megson, Shafiq Shariff, Christopher Powers, Logan T. Jennings
  • Patent number: 11310299
    Abstract: The method, apparatus, and computer program product provided herein provide for distribution of customized content to displays in a network. A display may receive video content for display from a transceiver device. Channel configurations may be user-configured to include content from any number of sources. Channel content may be generated based on a channel configuration to incorporate identified content and the channel content may be provided to transceiver devices. Alert messages may be pushed to channels, and takeovers of transceiver devices to stream a particular channel may be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: GROUPON, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Powers, Mike Aparicio
  • Publication number: 20220101347
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention provide methods, systems, apparatuses and computer program products for implementing a dynamic experimentation service. An example of a method for implementing a dynamic experimentation service includes receiving a set of experiment configuration parameters, determining, by a processor and based on the experiment configuration parameters, an experiment model, the experiment model comprising electronic data indicating an audience selected from a plurality of consumers and a plurality of levels for controlling a communication service in operation to generate an electronic marketing communication for transmission to at least one of the plurality of consumers, receiving a request, from the communication service, the request comprising a communication identifier, determining, based on the communication identifier, at least one of the plurality of levels, and causing the electronic marketing communication to be generated as a treatment comprising the at least one of the plurality of levels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Inventors: James VIOLETTE, Anthony JOSEPH, Pip COURBOIS, Christopher POWERS
  • Publication number: 20220044263
    Abstract: Various methods are provided for dynamically providing altered menu content data for display in response to real-time constraint data. One example method may comprise detecting a user device in proximity to merchant beacon device based on location data received from location services circuitry of the user device, accessing menu content data, the menu content data comprised of a list of goods or services offered for purchase via a merchant point-of-sale (POS) device or via a merchant application, accessing constraint data associated with the user device indicative of content constraints, applying the constraint data to the menu content data to generate altered menu data content, determining a type of a device at which the altered menu content data is to be provided, formatting the altered menu content data in accordance with the typic of the device, transmitting the formatted altered menu content data for display, and causing display of the formatted altered menu content data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2021
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Inventors: Christopher POWERS, Shafiq SHARIFF, Sri VISWANATH, Logan Tyler JENNINGS, Will MEGSON, Derek NORDQUIST, Lori KAPLAN, Amit KOREN
  • Publication number: 20220044264
    Abstract: Various methods are provided for dynamically altering displayed menu content data in response to real-time event data. One example method may comprise receiving, at a server, a request for menu content data to be transmitted to a remotely located merchant beacon device, generating the menu content data, transmitting the menu content data, receiving, from the remotely located merchant beacon device and one or more other merchant devices, real-time interaction information, altering the menu content data based on the real-time interaction information, and transmitting, configured for display at the remotely located merchant beacon device, the altered menu content data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2021
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Inventors: Christopher POWERS, Shafiq SHARIFF, Sri VISWANATH, Logan Tyler JENNINGS, Will MEGSON, Derek NORDQUIST, Lori KAPLAN, Amit KOREN
  • Patent number: 11170388
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention provide methods, systems, apparatuses and computer program products for implementing a dynamic experimentation service. An example of a method for implementing a dynamic experimentation service includes receiving a set of experiment configuration parameters, determining, by a processor and based on the experiment configuration parameters, an experiment model, the experiment model comprising electronic data indicating an audience selected from a plurality of consumers and a plurality of levels for controlling a communication service in operation to generate an electronic marketing communication for transmission to at least one of the plurality of consumers, receiving a request, from the communication service, the request comprising a communication identifier, determining, based on the communication identifier, at least one of the plurality of levels, and causing the electronic marketing communication to be generated as a treatment comprising the at least one of the plurality of levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Groupon, Inc.
    Inventors: James Violette, Anthony Joseph, Pip Courbois, Christopher Powers
  • Publication number: 20210058438
    Abstract: The method, apparatus, and computer program product provided herein provide for distribution of customized content to displays in a network. A display may receive video content for display from a transceiver device. Channel configurations may be user-configured to include content from any number of sources. Channel content may be generated based on a channel configuration to incorporate identified content and the channel content may be provided to transceiver devices. Alert messages may be pushed to channels, and takeovers of transceiver devices to stream a particular channel may be performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Christopher Powers, Mike Aparicio
  • Patent number: 10862937
    Abstract: The method, apparatus, and computer program product provided herein provide for distribution of customized content to displays in a network. A display may receive video content for display from a transceiver device. Channel configurations may be user-configured to include content from any number of sources. Channel content may be generated based on a channel configuration to incorporate identified content and the channel content may be provided to transceiver devices. Alert messages may be pushed to channels, and takeovers of transceiver devices to stream a particular channel may be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Groupon, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Powers, Mike Aparicio
  • Publication number: 20190149588
    Abstract: The method, apparatus, and computer program product provided herein provide for distribution of customized content to displays in a network. A display may receive video content for display from a transceiver device. Channel configurations may be user-configured to include content from any number of sources. Channel content may be generated based on a channel configuration to incorporate identified content and the channel content may be provided to transceiver devices. Alert messages may be pushed to channels, and takeovers of transceiver devices to stream a particular channel may be performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher Powers, Mike Aparicio
  • Patent number: 10244025
    Abstract: The method, apparatus, and computer program product provided herein provide for distribution of customized content to displays in a network. A display may receive video content for display from a transceiver device. Channel configurations may be user-configured to include content from any number of sources. Channel content may be generated based on a channel configuration to incorporate identified content and the channel content may be provided to transceiver devices. Alert messages may be pushed to channels, and takeovers of transceiver devices to stream a particular channel may be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: GROUPON, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Powers, Mike Aparicio
  • Publication number: 20170006945
    Abstract: A fashion accessory is provided, wherein the accessory comprises a chenille or other fabric design of a sports team, fictional character, university logo, or other aesthetic design, a supportive backing, and a fastener for removably attaching the accessory to an article, such as a shoe, dog collar, bracelet, necklace, hat, belt buckle, ponytail, clothing, or other portable item. The accessory is inexpensive and reusable, such that it can be collected, traded, and shared between friends and can be reused without damaging the article to which it is attached or the accessory itself.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: Jay Christopher Powers, Jay Christopher Powers