Patents by Inventor Jason D. Shaffer

Jason D. Shaffer 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: 20190150536
    Abstract: Methods and systems of detection of presence in and delivery to location are provided. A method detects a presence of a mobile device within a perimeter of a geographic region. The method searches a database to determine whether the first mobile device is associated with any existing account. Responsive to determining that the mobile device is associated with a first account, the method searches the database to determine whether there is any pending task associated with the first account. Responsive to determining that there is a pending task associated with the first account, the method transmits a first message indicating the detection of presence of the mobile device associated with the first account. The method determines that the mobile device is at least approximately at a first location of a plurality of predefined locations within the perimeter. The method transmits information associated with the first location to the computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Jason D. Shaffer, Rachael Ulman, David J. Carr, Richard Ramsden, Timothy J. Burleson, Mark J. Valentine, Corey L. Peach, Kuleni Gebisa
  • Patent number: 10219561
    Abstract: Methods and systems of detection of presence in and delivery to location are provided. A method detects a presence of a mobile device within a perimeter of a geographic region. The method searches a database to determine whether the first mobile device is associated with any existing account. Responsive to determining that the mobile device is associated with a first account, the method searches the database to determine whether there is any pending task associated with the first account. Responsive to determining that there is a pending task associated with the first account, the method transmits a first message indicating the detection of presence of the mobile device associated with the first account. The method determines that the mobile device is at least approximately at a first location of a plurality of predefined locations within the perimeter. The method transmits information associated with the first location to the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Jason D. Shaffer, Rachael Ulman, David J. Carr, Richard Ramsden, Timothy J. Burleson, Mark J. Valentine, Corey L. Peach, Kuleni Gebisa
  • Patent number: 10185984
    Abstract: Embodiments of a computer-implemented method and system pertaining to drive through grocery pickup are described. In one example, a computer-implemented method receives geographic information about a user. The geographic information indicates that the user is within a predetermined area associated with the physical store. The method also determines whether there is a pending remotely placed order for a user account associated with the user in a database associated with the physical store. In response to a determination that there is the pending remotely placed order for the user account associated with the user in the database, the method transmits order information to a computing device of the physical store. The order information includes one or more items in the pending remotely placed order. The method also determines a current location of the user. The method further causes a delivery of the one or more items to the current location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Jason D. Shaffer, Rachael Ulman, Richard Ramsden, David Jon Carr, Mark J. Valentine, Corey L. Peach, Kevin A. Ruehle, David G. Tovey, Todd W. Franke, Timothy James Burleson, Danielle McPherson, Kuleni Gebisa
  • Publication number: 20180014154
    Abstract: Methods and systems of detection of presence in and delivery to location are provided. A method detects a presence of a mobile device within a perimeter of a geographic region. The method searches a database to determine whether the first mobile device is associated with any existing account. Responsive to determining that the mobile device is associated with a first account, the method searches the database to determine whether there is any pending task associated with the first account. Responsive to determining that there is a pending task associated with the first account, the method transmits a first message indicating the detection of presence of the mobile device associated with the first account. The method determines that the mobile device is at least approximately at a first location of a plurality of predefined locations within the perimeter. The method transmits information associated with the first location to the computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Jason D. Shaffer, Rachael Ulman, David J. Carr, Richard Ramsden, Timothy J. Burleson, Mark J. Valentine, Corey L. Peach, Kuleni Gebisa
  • Patent number: 9788157
    Abstract: Methods and systems of detection of presence in and delivery to location are provided. A method detects a presence of a mobile device within a perimeter of a geographic region. The method searches a database to determine whether the first mobile device is associated with any existing account. Responsive to determining that the mobile device is associated with a first account, the method searches the database to determine whether there is any pending task associated with the first account. Responsive to determining that there is a pending task associated with the first account, the method transmits a first message indicating the detection of presence of the mobile device associated with the first account. The method determines that the mobile device is at least approximately at a first location of a plurality of predefined locations within the perimeter. The method transmits information associated with the first location to the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Walmart Stores, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason D. Shaffer, Rachael Ulman, David Jon Carr, Richard Ramsden, Timothy James Burleson, Mark J. Valentine, Corey L. Peach, Kuleni Gebisa
  • Publication number: 20170055120
    Abstract: Methods and systems of detection of presence in and delivery to location are provided. A method detects a presence of a mobile device within a perimeter of a geographic region. The method searches a database to determine whether the first mobile device is associated with any existing account. Responsive to determining that the mobile device is associated with a first account, the method searches the database to determine whether there is any pending task associated with the first account. Responsive to determining that there is a pending task associated with the first account, the method transmits a first message indicating the detection of presence of the mobile device associated with the first account. The method determines that the mobile device is at least approximately at a first location of a plurality of predefined locations within the perimeter. The method transmits information associated with the first location to the computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: JASON D. SHAFFER, RACHAEL ULMAN, DAVID JON CARR, RICHARD RAMSDEN, TIMOTHY JAMES BURLESON, MARK J. VALENTINE, COREY L. PEACH, KULENI GEBISA
  • Publication number: 20160063604
    Abstract: Embodiments of a computer-implemented method and system pertaining to drive through grocery pickup are described. In one example, a computer-implemented method receives geographic information about a user. The geographic information indicates that the user is within a predetermined area associated with the physical store. The method also determines whether there is a pending remotely placed order for a user account associated with the user in a database associated with the physical store. In response to a determination that there is the pending remotely placed order for the user account associated with the user in the database, the method transmits order information to a computing device of the physical store. The order information includes one or more items in the pending remotely placed order. The method also determines a current location of the user. The method further causes a delivery of the one or more items to the current location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: Jason D. Shaffer, Rachael Ulman, Richard Ramsden, David Jon Carr, Mark J. Valentine, Corey L. Peach, Kevin A. Ruehle, David G. Tovey, Todd W. Franke, Timothy James Burleson, Danielle McPherson, Kuleni Gebisa