Patents by Inventor H. Brock Kolls

H. Brock Kolls 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: 10803536
    Abstract: A method implemented in an autonomous vehicle (AV) for facilitating property hunting includes receiving a first command to direct the AV to a geolocation of an individual. An itinerary is received for a property hunting trip for the individual in a geographical area. The itinerary includes a plurality of properties. After the individual enters the AV, a second command is received from the individual to direct the AV to a geolocation of a first property on the itinerary. Feedback is received from the individual regarding the first property. An adjustment to the itinerary based on the feedback is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: George Muthui Bachia, Daniel Jerome Clifford, H. Brock Kolls
  • Publication number: 20200286326
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure include systems and methods for providing dynamic ingredient matrix reconfiguration in a product dispenser. In one example, a method for configuring a dispenser apparatus may include determining one or more current associations between some or all of a plurality of ingredient packages and one or more of a plurality of dispensing devices associated with the dispenser apparatus. The method may include determining whether a current association of the one or more current associations has changed with respect to at least one previous association between some or all of the plurality of ingredient packages and one or more of the plurality of dispensing devices, and in response to ascertaining that the current association has changed, modifying an association table based at least on the one or more current associations, the association table being representative of the at least one previous association.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Gregg Carpenter, David R. Newman, H. Brock Kolls, Son V. Tran
  • Patent number: 10768949
    Abstract: Profile information describing an attribute of a user is received from a network based service. Selection of a goal relating to the attribute is received from the user. A start point with respect to the goal is determined based on the profile information, and a path from the start point to the goal is determined utilizing a planning algorithm. A map is generated based on the path, which is visually represented on the map. At least one GUI descriptor is created, specifying instructions for rendering a user-specific GUI that displays the map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Erik Schutzman, Tambra Nichols, Susan Bell McCraw, H. Brock Kolls
  • Patent number: 10755457
    Abstract: Various examples are directed to computer-implemented systems and methods for graphical representation of financial account outflow. The method includes obtaining, by a processor of a computer, a transaction of an account holder including an amount and frequency of the transaction, and categorizing the transaction on a continuum of discretionary spending and fixed expense spending. The transaction is displayed by the processor on a user interface using a graph having an x-axis providing a frequency of the at least one transaction, and a y-axis indicating the categorization of the transaction. The transaction is displayed as a bubble on the graph, where the bubble has a diameter that is proportional to the amount of the transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Erik Schutzman, Tambra Nichols, Susan Bell McCraw, H. Brock Kolls
  • Patent number: 10748117
    Abstract: A system and related method manage a collaboration portal. The method comprises receiving, from a transferor resource, transfer information, which comprises identification of resources for a future transfer, identification of transferees comprising the transferees to whom the resources will transfer to in the future, transfer instructions related to the future transfer of the resources to the transferees, and access instructions that allow the transferees to access the resource transfer information. The resource transfer information is stored in a memory of the collaboration portal. The method further comprises, receiving, from a transferee, via a network interface, a request to access the resource transfer information, and providing, to the transferee, limited access to the resource transfer information based on the access instructions, using a processor of the collaboration portal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Yi M. Zhuo, Lin-Tine David Li, H. Brock Kolls, Robert Christian Brantley, Chris Gerard Baker, Regina W. Timmons, James Albert Foulis, Tambra Nichols
  • Patent number: 10699512
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure include systems and methods for providing dynamic ingredient matrix reconfiguration in a product dispenser. In one example, a method for configuring a dispenser apparatus may include determining one or more current associations between some or all of a plurality of ingredient packages and one or more of a plurality of dispensing devices associated with the dispenser apparatus. The method may include determining whether a current association of the one or more current associations has changed with respect to at least one previous association between some or all of the plurality of ingredient packages and one or more of the plurality of dispensing devices, and in response to ascertaining that the current association has changed, modifying an association table based at least on the one or more current associations, the association table being representative of the at least one previous association.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Gregg Carpenter, David R. Newman, H. Brock Kolls, Son V. Tran
  • Patent number: 10692109
    Abstract: Systems and methods for negotiating media payments paid to a consumer traveling in a vehicle include delivering sponsored media content to a device in the vehicle. In exchange for listening to the sponsored media content, a media payment is transmitted to a financial account associated with the user. In some embodiments, the media payment is higher when the sponsored media content has more geographic relevance to the consumer's location in the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventor: H. Brock Kolls
  • Patent number: 10685356
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention can provide systems and methods for electronic transaction auditing and accountability. In one embodiment, a method of providing electronic transaction auditing can be implemented. The method can include determining at least one unique identifier associated with a respective transaction. The method can also include communicating the at least one unique identifier to a destination server. In addition, the method can include receiving data associated with an electronic transaction and at least one unique identifier corresponding to the unique identifier previously communicated to the destination server and associated with the respective transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Leonard F. Antao, Gerard E. Insolia, H. Brock Kolls
  • Patent number: 10523643
    Abstract: A computing system includes a network circuit enabling the computing system to exchange information over a network, a customer database storing information pertaining to various user accounts pertaining to a plurality of users, and a risk assessment circuit. The risk assessment circuit is configured search at least one data source to identify a user attribute, determine that the user attribute bears a relationship to a first security credential that is either associated with or potentially associated with a user account, generate a security prompt responsive to the determination, and transmit the security prompt to a user computing device associated with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.
    Inventors: Chemere Davis, Andrew J. Garner, IV, Bryan D. Hall, H. Brock Kolls, Nicola A Maiorana, Ximing Zhao
  • Patent number: 10504257
    Abstract: Various examples are directed to computer-implemented systems and methods for graphical representation of financial account outflow. The method includes obtaining, by a processor of a computer, a transaction of an account holder including an amount and frequency of the transaction, and categorizing the transaction on a continuum of discretionary spending and fixed expense spending. The transaction is displayed by the processor on a user interface using a graph having an x-axis providing a frequency of the at least one transaction, and a y-axis indicating the categorization of the transaction. The transaction is displayed as a bubble on the graph, where the bubble has a diameter that is proportional to the amount of the transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Erik Schutzman, Tambra Nichols, Susan Bell McCraw, H. Brock Kolls
  • Publication number: 20190367349
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention can include systems and methods for facilitating consumer-dispenser interactions. In one embodiment, a product dispenser is provided. The product dispenser can include a reader configured to read machine readable item. In addition, the product dispenser can include a controller in communication with the reader, and operable to execute a set of instructions to receive information from the machine readable item associated with a consumer via the reader. Moreover, the controller can be further operable to execute a set of instructions to configure at least one characteristic based at least part on the information from the machine readable item, and dispense a product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Dan Peters, Son V. Tran, David R. Newman, Leonard F. Antao, David O. Slagley, H. Brock Kolls
  • Publication number: 20190370026
    Abstract: Disclosed in some examples are systems, methods, and machine-readable mediums that provide for customized goal seeking GUIs that are created by one or more algorithms based upon user input and user profile information from either a GUI service or another network accessible service. In some examples, the GUI may be provided via one or more GUI descriptors that are created by the GUI service and sent to a computing device of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Erik Schutzman, Tambra Nichols, Susan Bell McCraw, H. Brock Kolls
  • Patent number: 10346869
    Abstract: Examples described herein relate to apparatus and methods for managing rewards for a customer of a financial institution, including but not limited to, determining a transaction pattern associated with transactions made by the customer, determining a deviation from the transaction pattern, determining an event associated with the customer based on the deviation, and determining rewards that correspond to the event for the customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.
    Inventors: Mohammed Ahmed, Robin M. Carter, Megan Collins, H. Brock Kolls, Minhthe Luu, David Patron, Sarah W. Phelps, Barry Trexler
  • Patent number: 10255746
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention can include systems and methods for dispensing consumable products. In one embodiment, a product dispenser is provided. The product dispenser can include a user interface operable to receive consumer inputs and to present product selection information. In addition, the product dispenser can include a reader configured to obtain identification information associated with a consumer. The product dispenser can include a controller in communication with the reader and user interface, and operable to execute a set of instructions to receive from the reader identification information associated with a consumer. The controller can also be operable to execute a set of instructions operable to retrieve consumer information based at least in part on the identification information, and provide product selection information at the user interface based at least in part on the consumer information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Dan Peters, Son V. Tran, David R. Newman, Leonard F. Antao, David O. Slagley, H. Brock Kolls
  • Publication number: 20180362322
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are described for dispensing consumable products. An example method may include generating, at a controller associated with a beverage dispenser, a beverage composition record for a beverage that is formulated via an ingredient matrix and dispensed at the beverage dispenser, where the ingredient matrix comprises multiple ingredient packages each comprising a beverage ingredient. The method may include writing depletion data to the ingredient package or to a data processing device associated with the ingredient package for each ingredient package from which a beverage ingredient was included in the dispensed beverage, wherein the depletion data is based at least in part on the beverage composition record.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Dan PETERS, Son V. TRAN, David R. NEWMAN, Leonard F. ANTAO, David O. SLAGLEY, H. Brock KOLLS
  • Patent number: 10121306
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention can include systems and methods for dispensing consumable products. In one embodiment, a product dispenser is provided. The product dispenser can include a user interface operable to receive consumer inputs and to present product selection information. In addition, the product dispenser can include a reader configured to obtain identification information associated with a consumer. The product dispenser can include a controller in communication with the reader and user interface, and operable to execute a set of instructions to receive from the reader identification information associated with a consumer. The controller can also be operable to execute a set of instructions operable to retrieve consumer information based at least in part on the identification information, and provide product selection information at the user interface based at least in part on the consumer information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Dan Peters, Son V. Tran, David R. Newman, Leonard F. Antao, David O. Slagley, H. Brock Kolls
  • Patent number: 10059581
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are described for dispensing consumable products. An example method may include generating, at a controller associated with a beverage dispenser, a beverage composition record for a beverage that is formulated via an ingredient matrix and dispensed at the beverage dispenser, where the ingredient matrix comprises multiple ingredient packages each comprising a beverage ingredient. The method may include writing depletion data to the ingredient package or to a data processing device associated with the ingredient package for each ingredient package from which a beverage ingredient was included in the dispensed beverage, wherein the depletion data is based at least in part on the beverage composition record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Dan Peters, Son V. Tran, David R. Newman, Leonard F. Antao, David O. Slagley, H. Brock Kolls
  • Publication number: 20170262807
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a community led open innovation system and method, operated over a global network, in an online community format that engenders increase in the technology transfer rate of technologies, technical resources, and technical capabilities to a CORPORATE COMMUNITY from a TECHNICAL COMMUNITY, comprising the steps of creating a TECHNICAL TARGET based on a NEED from a CORPORATE MEMBER, sharing the TECHNICAL TARGET with the TECHNICAL COMMUNITY, routing to the CORPORATE MEMBER a PROPOSED SOLUTION to the TECHNICAL TARGET, the PROPOSED SOLUTION being initiated by the TECHNICAL COMMUNITY MEMBER, and facilitating an introduction, related to the PROPOSED SOLUTION, by way of a transitory digital communication between the CORPORATE MEMBER and the TECHNICAL COMMUNITY MEMBER.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventor: H. Brock Kolls
  • Publication number: 20170236358
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure include systems and methods for providing dynamic ingredient matrix reconfiguration in a product dispenser. In one example, a method for configuring a dispenser apparatus may include determining one or more current associations between some or all of a plurality of ingredient packages and one or more of a plurality of dispensing devices associated with the dispenser apparatus. The method may include determining whether a current association of the one or more current associations has changed with respect to at least one previous association between some or all of the plurality of ingredient packages and one or more of the plurality of dispensing devices, and in response to ascertaining that the current association has changed, modifying an association table based at least on the one or more current associations, the association table being representative of the at least one previous association.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Gregg Carpenter, David R. Newman, H. Brock Kolls, Son V. Tran
  • Patent number: D793145
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Xiaoyan Huang, Chih-Shang Frank Fu, H. Brock Kolls, Adam Wilkinson, Simon Alan Daniel