Patents by Inventor James Colin Brady

James Colin Brady 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: 10127508
    Abstract: A salesperson may be paid commissions for products sold from the inventory of a merchant. In some examples, the commissions for different products may be determined and changed dynamically, throughout the course of a business day, in response to changing sales rates and inventory conditions. Specifically, commissions may be changed to increase the sales rates of certain products over others. As an example, it may be desired to increase the sales rates of products having relatively high inventory counts and/or that are nearing the expiration of their shelf lives. The changing commission amounts are published or advertised to the salespersons throughout the day so that the salespersons can see which products will produce the highest commissions. The commissions may be paid electronically, immediately or soon after the transactions in which the commissions were earned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Square, Inc.
    Inventors: Caroline Hollis, Amir Nathoo, James Colin Brady, Connor H. Dunn
  • Patent number: 10083489
    Abstract: In some examples, a payment service may enable employees to be paid after every work shift. After a payroll payment for a first work shift, however, corrections to the amount of the payroll payment may be provided by the employer. When corrections reveal that an overpayment has occurred, at least a portion of the overpayment is deducted from the payroll payment for a second work shift that is subsequent to the first work shift. In some cases, the entire overpayment may be deducted from the payroll payment for the second work shift. In other cases, the overpayment may be deducted in installments from each of multiple subsequent payroll payments, which correspond respectively to work shifts that are subsequent to the first work shift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Square, Inc.
    Inventors: Amir Nathoo, James Colin Brady, Caroline Hollis, Connor H. Dunn
  • Patent number: 10007953
    Abstract: In some examples, a service provider may provide a payroll service and a payment processing service to businesses. For instance, with authorization from the employer, the service provider may withhold a percentage of funds received as sales revenue through the payment service. For example, the service provider may withhold a percentage of sales revenue each day to be used to pay at least a portion of the payroll payments paid to employees of the employer. Alternatively, the service provider may determine an amount of payroll payments currently due to be paid on a given day, and may deduct at least a portion of this amount from the sales revenue of the employer for that day. As another alternative, the service provider may make payroll payments in advance, and may withhold a percentage of the employer's daily sales revenue until the cash advance is paid back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Square, Inc.
    Inventors: Amir Nathoo, James Colin Brady, Anish Bhatt
  • Patent number: 8725824
    Abstract: A method of processing a message in a messaging service client device that has a user interface device includes with the messaging service client device, ascertaining a proposed recipient for a message entered by a user with the user interface device; determining a set of potential recipients for the message with the messaging service client device, the set of potential recipients including the proposed recipient; determining whether, among the set of potential recipients, the proposed recipient is a most likely recipient of the message; and responsive to a determination that the proposed recipient is not the most likely recipient, providing a notification to the user through the user interface device that the proposed recipient is not the most likely recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James Colin Brady, Fiona M. Crowther, Lucas W. Partridge