Patents by Inventor Dante Monteverde

Dante Monteverde 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: 20150294265
    Abstract: Systems and methods in which parcels intended to be delivered to recipients are shipped to a common location and items going to a same address are consolidated into one or more packages and delivered to the recipient in a single shipment/delivery based on a predetermined schedule. The systems and methods also provide for a recipient to return an item. The recipient may enter an address and view an estimated time when a delivery vehicle will be at or near the entered address to pick up the return item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventor: Dante Monteverde
  • Publication number: 20140095302
    Abstract: The present application discloses devices, methods and systems that target a user with commercial offers having geographic and/or time-based qualities. The invention can include an aggregation system that presents the user with a map showing aggregated data for a plurality of commercial offers within a predetermined geographic area. The commercial offers can be presented to users in a staggered time-based manner to negate or minimize overwhelming a vendor with a large but temporary increase in business due to a plurality of users utilizing commercial offers. The commercial offer can also diminish over time to better determine the ability of the commercial offer system to acquire repeat business for the vendor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventor: Dante Monteverde
  • Publication number: 20130110629
    Abstract: A method, system and apparatus for delivering an advertisement, such as a group coupon, to a user. The user can input information relevant to the user into a user profile, which can then be used to provide targeted advertisements to the user based on the information input into the profile. The user may also provide on-demand requests for advertisements to receive advertisements relevant to the user based on the user profile information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventor: Dante Monteverde
  • Patent number: 8335743
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for brokering media content or segments created by media creators for use by licensees on a website or webpage of the licensees. The media creators upload their media to a hosting database via an account, and potential licensees bid for the right to be a licensee and to use the media on their webpage. The highest bidding licensee receives a permission authorizing the delivery and display of the media on their webpage, via the database recording the actual page views and deliveries for calculating a license fee to be paid to the host and to the media creators for use of the media thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: EMERGENCY 24, Inc.
    Inventor: Dante Monteverde
  • Patent number: 8316021
    Abstract: Systems and methods for search engines are disclosed wherein the search engine results and the information on which such are based are altered based on users specifically providing feedback to the search engine the appropriateness of one or more of the search results provided in response to a search query made by the user to the search engine. Therefore, the search engine is a dynamic and evolving ranking system for determining search results to be displayed to users in response to a search query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Emergency 24, Inc.
    Inventor: Dante Monteverde
  • Publication number: 20120259696
    Abstract: A method, system, apparatus and computer program to notify a user of a commercial offer that is time-sensitive and time-specific. The user can be notified of commercial offers associated with locations near the user's current or predicted location. The commercial offers are time-specific, for example, a commercial offer for breakfast that can only be used during morning hours. As such, the commercial offers can be provided to consumers that are commonly located in the area of the vendor offering the commercial offer at the time of day in which the commercial offer is most relevant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventor: Dante Monteverde
  • Publication number: 20120258735
    Abstract: A method and system for defining a geographic target area for filtering communications or messages based on geographic criteria. The target area can relate to the user's common shopping area or a maximum distance he or she is willing to travel for a given event or a given time. A trip planner is also disclosed that allows a user to specify a planned trip and that alerts other users along a path of the trip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventor: Dante Monteverde
  • Publication number: 20120259704
    Abstract: A method, system, apparatus and computer program to notify a user of a commercial offer that is time-sensitive and time-specific. The user can be notified of commercial offers associated with locations near the user's current or predicted location. The commercial offers are time-specific, for example, a commercial offer for breakfast that can only be used during morning hours. As such, the commercial offers can be provided to consumers that are commonly located in the area of the vendor offering the commercial offer at the time of day in which the commercial offer is most relevant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventor: Dante Monteverde
  • Publication number: 20120259692
    Abstract: A method, system, apparatus and computer program to establish whether a user will likely conduct repeat business with a vendor presenting a commercial offer. If the system determines the user is likely to conduct repeat business with the vendor, the system will present the offer in a first format, and if the system determines the user is less likely do conduct repeat business with the vendor, the system will present the offer in a second format. In the second format, the offer is either more expensive or less prominently displayed as compared to the first format.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventor: Dante Monteverde
  • Publication number: 20120259705
    Abstract: A method, system, apparatus and computer program to notify a user of a commercial offer that is time-sensitive and time-specific. The user can be notified of commercial offers associated with locations near the user's current or predicted location. The commercial offers are time-specific, for example, a commercial offer for breakfast that can only be used during morning hours. As such, the commercial offers can be provided to consumers that are commonly located in the area of the vendor offering the commercial offer at the time of day in which the commercial offer is most relevant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventor: Dante Monteverde
  • Patent number: 8234157
    Abstract: A method of advertising a first web site on a second web site comprising with a fixed compensation based methodology. The method includes providing an upper level category and a lower level category, assigning at least one keyword to each of the categories, respectively assigning fixed amounts of compensation to the keywords that the first web sites will pay, assigning the second web site to any one of the categories, thereby defining a second web site category, associating the first web site with any of the keywords and with the amount of compensation assigned to such keywords, thereby defining at least one first web site category, in response to receiving a request from the second web site, determining the second web site category, and providing to the second web site a hyperlink to the first web site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Emergency 24, Inc.
    Inventors: Dante Monteverde, Patrick Devereaux, Arsen Viadimirskiy, Gemma Piscotti, Baird Larson
  • Publication number: 20120005182
    Abstract: A search engine is disclosed that collects information relevant to search queries and to post search activity, such as following links of returned search results, to determine the appropriateness and quality of the links and results relative to the search queries. The search engine uses the collected information to dynamically and in some forms in real time update and alter the information regarding the search results. Thus, user behavior after the search results are delivered is used as a proxy for which search results are the most valid and useful for the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Inventor: Dante Monteverde
  • Publication number: 20120005186
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for a search engine interface presented to a user in which a search query is input and run on a plurality of individual search engines. The system supports selection by the user of positive or relevant search results hits, and supports deletion or rejection of negative or irrelevant search results hits. The system allows the user to compile a list of personal best hits, and allows the user to collaborate on creating a multi-user overall best result or results list. Subsequent users have access to the collaborative efforts of the multi-users best results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Inventor: Dante Monteverde
  • Publication number: 20120005183
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for a search engine interface presented to a user in which a search query is input and run on a plurality of individual search engines. The system supports selection by the user of positive or relevant search results hits, and supports deletion or rejection of negative or irrelevant search results hits. The system allows the user to compile a list of personal best hits, and allows the user to collaborate on creating a multi-user overall best result or results list. Subsequent users have access to the collaborative efforts of the multi-users best results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Applicant: EMERgency24, Inc.
    Inventors: Dante Monteverde, Arsen Vladimirskiy
  • Publication number: 20120004922
    Abstract: Search engine methods and systems are disclosed wherein search results presented in response to a search request include, in a single series, search results known to be relevant to the search request and search results whose relevance to the search request are not known, the latter being included based on a submission to the search engine. In a preferred form, a fee or payment is provided to the search engine operators in exchange for including, for a trial basis, the submission in the search results. Beyond the trial, the submission must demonstrate search user approval to be maintained in the search results for the searched query.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Inventor: Dante Monteverde
  • Publication number: 20120005181
    Abstract: Systems and methods for search engines are disclosed wherein the search engine results and the information on which such are based are altered based on users specifically providing feedback to the search engine the appropriateness of one or more of the search results provided in response to a search query made by the user to the search engine. Therefore, the search engine is a dynamic and evolving ranking system for determining search results to be displayed to users in response to a search query.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Inventor: Dante Monteverde
  • Patent number: 8019819
    Abstract: A convention center is disclosed having generally permanent booths 10 to avoid the need to provide installation for every convention thereat. The convention center is equipped for exhibitors to upload presentations prior to the show, the presentation being viewable remotely before, during, and after the convention by a number of parties, thus allowing exhibitors to make educated decisions on attending a convention and a cost therefor. Identification can be provided to visitors so that booths can identify a class for the visitor, and that class can be utilized to provide an appropriately selected presentation to the visitor. The identification can be used to track foot traffic in the convention hall, thus promoting more accurate pricing of booths. The identification can also be used as a navigation aid to the visitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Emergency 24, Inc.
    Inventors: Dante Monteverde, Patrick Devereaux
  • Patent number: 7707063
    Abstract: A system for advertising with the assistance of an advertiser's associate web site includes enrolling advertiser's web sites for allowing customers to receive information or to electronically purchase items; enrolling advertiser's associates web sites that refer customers to the advertiser's web site in exchange for compensation; electronically providing to the customer's computer, specific hyperlinks via the advertiser's associate's web page that, when selected by a customer, cause a list of advertiser's to be transmitted to the customer's computer, wherein each of said items in said list comprises a selectable advertiser specific hyperlink to the corresponding advertiser; transmitting to the customer's computer a web page which corresponds to the advertiser specific hyperlink selected by the customer, to accomplish a referral to the advertiser; and determining and recording within a computer memory compensation for the advertiser's associate for the referral.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Emergency 24, Inc.
    Inventor: Dante Monteverde
  • Publication number: 20100094797
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for matching users based on a predetermined location, wherein the users receive a link and information thereof based on the predetermined location and on at least one other criterium. In this manner, people seeking personal connections or personal interaction with others can identify those interested in the same, the identification at least in part based on both users being in the same predetermined environment during a predetermined time period. The system and methods utilize input criteria, which may include the users actively providing a location or environment in which they are or will be located, or can utilize location devices carried by the users to determine the users' locations or environments. For instance, a handheld wireless device indicates the user's environment, and other criteria are used to match the user to a second user in the same environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2008
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Inventor: Dante Monteverde
  • Publication number: 20100070334
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing predictive services and/or goods to a mobile device user are disclosed. A mobile device is able to obtain location information which is then processed to determine a present location of a user, and a nature of that location may be associated therewith, either by user input or by accessing a database having stored natures for that location. The location and nature may be stored as a record, and/or may be compared to stored records of stored locations and correlated natures. The predictive service makes a determination of possible future locations and natures of the user, different from the present location and nature thereof, to provide offerings to the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2008
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Inventor: Dante Monteverde