Patents by Inventor Jeffrey M. Getchius

Jeffrey M. Getchius 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: 9858406
    Abstract: An authenticity accuracy, corresponding to a personal identification number, is determined. A device presents a correct image (or group of images) and an incorrect image (or group of images). Selections from a user are received until a sufficient number of correct images are selected to satisfy the authenticity accuracy. For example, a counter may be incremented when the correct image is selected, and the user may be considered to be authenticated if the counter reaches a sufficient level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Getchius, Guy Getchius
  • Patent number: 9785972
    Abstract: A content delivery system using social affine targeting may include a device that determines, based on presence information received from mobile devices, users in a vicinity of an electronic billboard. The device may further determine, based on user behavior information relating to the users, affinities of the users; and determine commonality of the affinities of the users. Still further, the device may select, based on the determined commonality of the affinities, one or more advertisements to present by the electronic billboard; and transmit the selected one or more advertisements to the electronic billboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Madhusudan Raman, Renu Chipalkatti, Jeffrey M. Getchius
  • Patent number: 9466156
    Abstract: A device may receive multiple position data records. Each of the multiple position data records may identify a geographic position of a vehicle at a particular time. The device may determine, based on the multiple position data records: a first set of time periods during which the vehicle is in motion, and a second set of time periods during which the vehicle is not in motion; determine, based on behavior analysis data, a first type of motion associated with the first set of time periods and a second type of stop associated with the second set of time periods to form behavior metrics; and output the behavior metrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventor: Jeffrey M. Getchius
  • Publication number: 20160283708
    Abstract: An authenticity accuracy, corresponding to a personal identification number, is determined. A device presents a correct image (or group of images) and an incorrect image (or group of images). Selections from a user are received until a sufficient number of correct images are selected to satisfy the authenticity accuracy. For example, a counter may be incremented when the correct image is selected, and the user may be considered to be authenticated if the counter reaches a sufficient level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Getchius, Guy Getchius
  • Publication number: 20160004979
    Abstract: A method, relating to machine learning, may receive information from a plurality of devices, process the received information to create processed information, determine, based on utilizing a particular analysis technique, a plurality of triggering parameters associated with the processed information, calculate, based on determining the plurality of triggering parameters, a response parameter, and transmit the response parameter to another device, causing the other device to perform an action, where a result of the action being used as part of a machine learning process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Inventor: Jeffrey M. GETCHIUS
  • Publication number: 20150161827
    Abstract: A device may receive multiple position data records. Each of the multiple position data records may identify a geographic position of a vehicle at a particular time. The device may determine, based on the multiple position data records: a first set of time periods during which the vehicle is in motion, and a second set of time periods during which the vehicle is not in motion; determine, based on behavior analysis data, a first type of motion associated with the first set of time periods and a second type of stop associated with the second set of time periods to form behavior metrics; and output the behavior metrics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventor: Jeffrey M. Getchius
  • Patent number: 8838686
    Abstract: An approach is provided for facilitating the delivery of content to a device through activation of an indicator executable on the device. One or more user devices are determined to receive the content from a content delivery platform using an electronic directory service. An application to provide an indicator representing the content is pushed to the device for initiating a request for the content from the device. In response to the request, a determination is made as to whether to grant the request for delivery of the content to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey M. Getchius
  • Patent number: 8825512
    Abstract: A system configured to receive a request to perform an electronic transaction associated with merchant equipment, where the request identifies one or more value-added services that are to be provided when the transaction is performed; retrieve workflow information, associated with a workflow that corresponds to the transaction, where the workflow information identifies how the transaction is to be performed and how the value-added services are to be provided; obtain information associated with one or more second server devices that provide the value-added services; instruct the second server devices to provide the value-added services, in a manner that conforms to the workflow information, based on the information associated with the one or more second server devices; perform the transaction in a manner that conforms to the workflow information; and transmit, to the merchant equipment, a notification that the transaction has been performed or that the value-added services have been provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Madhusudan Raman, Renu Chipalkatti, Jeffrey M. Getchius
  • Publication number: 20140149129
    Abstract: A system receives healthcare information, and utilizes a language model to create, based on the healthcare information, a flow of procedures as a conditional probability distribution. The system predicts most likely procedures based on the flow of procedures, estimates a standard of care based on the conditional probability distribution, and calculates a probability of a sequence of procedures based on the flow of procedures. The system determines inconsistencies in the healthcare information based on the most likely next procedures, the standard of care, and the probability of the sequence of procedures. The system generates parameters for a healthcare fraud detection system based on the inconsistencies, and provides the parameters to the healthcare fraud detection system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventor: Jeffrey M. GETCHIUS
  • Publication number: 20140149128
    Abstract: A system receives healthcare information, calculates a geographic density of healthcare fraud based on the healthcare information, and determines anomalous distributions of healthcare fraud based on the healthcare information. The system derives empirical estimates of procedure and treatment durations based on the healthcare information, utilizes classifiers to determine first inconsistencies in the healthcare information, and utilizes language models and co-morbidity analysis to determine second inconsistencies in the healthcare information. The system utilizes link analysis to determine third inconsistencies in the healthcare information, calculates parameters for a healthcare fraud detection system based on the geographic density, the anomalous distributions, the empirical estimates, and the first, second, and third inconsistencies, and provides the parameters to the healthcare fraud detection system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventor: Jeffrey M. GETCHIUS
  • Publication number: 20140149130
    Abstract: A system receives healthcare information, and calculates a geographic density of healthcare fraud based on the healthcare information. The system derives empirical estimates of procedure and treatment durations based on the healthcare information, and utilizes classifiers to determine inconsistencies in the healthcare information. The system calculates parameters for a healthcare fraud detection system based on the geographic density, the empirical estimates, and the inconsistencies, and provides the parameters to the healthcare fraud detection system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventor: Jeffrey M. GETCHIUS
  • Publication number: 20130117121
    Abstract: A content delivery system using social affine targeting may include a device that determines, based on presence information received from mobile devices, users in a vicinity of an electronic billboard. The device may further determine, based on user behavior information relating to the users, affinities of the users; and determine commonality of the affinities of the users. Still further, the device may select, based on the determined commonality of the affinities, one or more advertisements to present by the electronic billboard; and transmit the selected one or more advertisements to the electronic billboard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Madhusudan RAMAN, Renu CHIPALKATTI, Jeffrey M. GETCHIUS
  • Publication number: 20130041770
    Abstract: A system configured to receive a request to perform an electronic transaction associated with merchant equipment, where the request identifies one or more value-added services that are to be provided when the transaction is performed; retrieve workflow information, associated with a workflow that corresponds to the transaction, where the workflow information identifies how the transaction is to be performed and how the value-added services are to be provided; obtain information associated with one or more second server devices that provide the value-added services; instruct the second server devices to provide the value-added services, in a manner that conforms to the workflow information, based on the information associated with the one or more second server devices; perform the transaction in a manner that conforms to the workflow information; and transmit, to the merchant equipment, a notification that the transaction has been performed or that the value-added services have been provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING, INC.
    Inventors: Madhusudan RAMAN, Renu CHIPALKATTI, Jeffrey M. GETCHIUS
  • Publication number: 20120110074
    Abstract: An approach is provided for facilitating the delivery of content to a device through activation of an indicator executable on the device. One or more user devices are determined to receive the content from a content delivery platform using an electronic directory service. An application to provide an indicator representing the content is pushed to the device for initiating a request for the content from the device. In response to the request, a determination is made as to whether to grant the request for delivery of the content to the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventor: Jeffrey M. Getchius
  • Publication number: 20120109762
    Abstract: An approach is provided for facilitating the purchase of items at a point-of-sales terminal based on barcode information presented by a wireless communication device. Barcode information is received at a point-of-sales terminal as obtained from a wireless communication device. A message in response to the received barcode information is generated for transmission to the wireless communication device to permit acknowledgement of the purchase transaction by a user of the wireless communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventor: Jeffrey M. Getchius
  • Patent number: 7908261
    Abstract: This invention provides methods and apparatus for context based querying to more efficiently provide directory services. In particular, methods and apparatus for querying a database to resolve contact information, e.g., a phone number, based on the context of the query are provided. By querying based on context, the query may be searched using a smaller field of search. Moreover, a context based query allows private phone numbers to be provided when the context of the query has been authenticated and approved for disclosure of the private phone number. Thus, when processing a query for a phone number, the present invention evaluates the context of the query in addition to the query itself to determine what results to provide to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Verizon Data Services LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey M. Getchius
  • Patent number: 7903796
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for a unified communications manager via instant messaging are provided. In particular, a user may interface with a user service center to use applications via an instant messaging service to manage various aspects of their communications such as their phone calls, voice mail, email, and instant messages. A user may also manage their contact information and profile, such as rules for how calls are forwarded to the user. Thus, a user is provided a unified communications manager to implement rules and conditions across a wide variety of devices and networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Verizon Data Services LLC
    Inventors: Shaygan Kheradpir, Shadman Zafar, Fariborz Ebrahimi, Ashequs Samad, M. Reza Ghaffari, Renu Chipalkatti, Alin D'Silva, Jeffrey M. Getchius, Mahesh Rajagopalan, Kevin Trottier
  • Publication number: 20080318616
    Abstract: A method may include receiving a call at a portable communication device, entering a first mode when the call is directed to a first device identifier associated with the portable communication device; and entering a second mode when the call is directed to a second device identifier associated with the portable communication device, wherein the first mode provides access to a first set of applications and a first set of user data and the second mode provides a second set of applications and a second set of user data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Applicant: Verizon Business Network Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Renu Chipalkatti, Jeffrey M. Getchius, Willis D. Stinson, III
  • Patent number: 6976017
    Abstract: This invention provides methods and apparatus for context based querying to more efficiently provide directory services. In particular, methods and apparatus for querying a database to resolve contact information, e.g., a phone number, based on the context of the query are provided. By querying based on context, the query may be searched using a smaller field of search. Moreover, a context based query allows private phone numbers to be provided when the context of the query has been authenticated and approved for disclosure of the private phone number. Thus, when processing a query for a phone number, the present invention evaluates the context of the query in addition to the query itself to determine what results to provide to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2005
    Assignee: Verizon Data Services Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey M. Getchius