Patents by Inventor John A. Esposito

John A. Esposito 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: 10740852
    Abstract: Techniques and arrangements for industry vertical classification of merchants using merchant signals, based, in part, on comparing the merchant signals with collected business class profiles. The merchant signals can include reported data, collected data, and third-party data associated with the merchant. The techniques can include identifying one or more business class profiles using the data associated with the merchant and classifying and/or reclassifying the merchant within a business class using the one or more identified business class profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Square, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew R. George, Jonathan Steven Landy, John Berian James, Mehmet Zahit Guneri, James A. Esposito, Drew A. Edmond
  • Patent number: 10692122
    Abstract: A data platform may comprise a machine learning model indicative of a propensity of a buyer to buy a respective vehicle of a plurality of vehicles for sale. The data platform may execute the machine learning model on vehicle-related data for the plurality of vehicles to determine a propensity to buy score for a respective vehicle. Each of the vehicles may then be sorted by its propensity to buy score. A client terminal may display a list of vehicles for the buyer to buy, where the list is ordered such that a first vehicle in the list has a highest propensity to buy score and a last vehicle in the list has a lowest propensity to buy score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: CarCo Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Esposito, John Manganaro, Tomasz Kozlowski, Jacob Whitver, Justin Mahlik, Kayne Grau
  • Publication number: 20190197033
    Abstract: A method for managing transfer of data over a network to a recipient system is disclosed. The method is implemented at a database management system that stores a schedule of data transfers associated with records in a database. The method includes: receiving a signal representing an electronic message from a third party system, the electronic message including details of a first scheduled data transfer to a first record in the database at a first transfer time; obtaining details of a second scheduled data transfer from the first record to the recipient system; determining that an effect on the first record by the first and second scheduled data transfers meets stored predefined criteria; updating the schedule of data transfers to change a second transfer time associated with the second scheduled data transfer; and initiating the second scheduled data transfer according to the updated schedule of data transfers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: The Toronto-Dominion Bank
    Inventors: Helene ESPOSITO, Paul Mon-Wah CHAN, John Jong Suk LEE, Rakesh Thomas JETHWA
  • Publication number: 20190104843
    Abstract: A smart storage system, method, and apparatus. One aspect provides a method for moving modular shelving units. A first tiered unit is determined to be accessed in response to input received. The first tiered unit within a modular shelving system is moved to an access location utilizing a motor. The first tiered unit is released for access by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Applicant: The Intellectual Property Network, Inc.
    Inventors: Mary Pat Esposito, John Esposito, Ron Esposito
  • Patent number: 9517468
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods to aid in a calibration of a vertical orientation of a nozzle tip to a sample container in a processing or testing system. The method includes positioning the nozzle over a calibration target at a home height location (HM), moving the nozzle downward a distance (D) until contact with the calibration target is sensed, positioning the nozzle over the sample rack and moving the nozzle downward until contact with a registration location is sensed, imaging the sample rack and calibration target to determine a height (H) between the registration location and calibration target, and calculating a translation ratio (TR) between the height (H) measured in pixel space and the distance (D) measured in machine space. The translation ratio (TR) may be used to drive the nozzle tip to a predetermined depth. A robot calibration system is disclosed, as are other aspects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventors: Antoine E. Haddad, John Esposito, Joseph Brennan, John Mizzer
  • Patent number: 9389074
    Abstract: Provided are examples of a hands-free level to quickly, accurately, and efficiency level and plumb a wide range of objects regardless of shape. The level includes a stationary component, an adjustable component, a level device attached to the stationary component/adjustable component, and a cord. The cord includes a J-shaped terminus that abuts the adjustable component. Advancing the cord urges the adjustable component towards the stationary component. Complementary locking teeth on the cord and stationary component lock the adjustable component in place and clamps the hands-free level to an object. This lets a user use two hands to hold and move the object while simultaneously checking the object for plumb and/or level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: The Beny, LLC
    Inventor: Michael John Esposito
  • Publication number: 20150059194
    Abstract: Provided are examples of a hands-free level to quickly, accurately, and efficiency level and plumb a wide range of objects regardless of shape. The level includes a stationary component, an adjustable component, a level device attached to the stationary component/adjustable component, and a cord. The cord includes a J-shaped terminus that abuts the adjustable component. Advancing the cord urges the adjustable component towards the stationary component. Complementary locking teeth on the cord and stationary component lock the adjustable component in place and clamps the hands-free level to an object. This lets a user use two hands to hold and move the object while simultaneously checking the object for plumb and/or level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: THE BENY, LLC
    Inventor: Michael John Esposito
  • Publication number: 20130345894
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods to aid in a calibration of a vertical orientation of a nozzle tip to a sample container in a processing or testing system. The method includes positioning the nozzle over a calibration target at a home height location (HM), moving the nozzle downward a distance (D) until contact with the calibration target is sensed, positioning the nozzle over the sample rack and moving the nozzle downward until contact with a registration location is sensed, imaging the sample rack and calibration target to determine a height (H) between the registration location and calibration target, and calculating a translation ratio (TR) between the height (H) measured in pixel space and the distance (D) measured in machine space. The translation ratio (TR) may be used to drive the nozzle tip to a predetermined depth. A robot calibration system is disclosed, as are other aspects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: SIEMENS HEALTHCARE DIAGNOSTICS INC.
    Inventors: Antoine E. Haddad, John Esposito, Joseph Brennan, John Mizzer
  • Publication number: 20070271788
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a muffler for an automotive vehicle includes providing an interior subassembly including spaced apart end plates and flow tubes extending generally perpendicular to the end plates. A leading edge of a metal sheet is clamped against the interior subassembly and the sheet is welded proximal the leading edge, to the interior subassembly. The interior subassembly is rotated while maintaining tension on the sheet, thereby causing the sheet to wrap around the interior subassembly as the interior subassembly rotates and the sheet is welded at an intermediate location to the interior subassembly. The rotating of the interior subassembly is repeated and the sheet is welded proximal a trailing edge thereof to one of the interior subassembly and an underlayer of the sheet. The subassembly is then rotated and the sheet is continuous seem welded to the end plates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2006
    Publication date: November 29, 2007
    Inventors: Andrew Karl Tsekrekos, John Esposito, Stanislaw John Pasek, Douglas DeVouge
  • Publication number: 20030018769
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of backtracing network performance by locating a Quality of Service (QOS) monitor at a web site that actively monitors incoming traffic. When the monitor detects a new user, the monitor traces the route back to the user, measuring the performance of as many intermediate links as the monitor can traverse. In some cases, this trace will extend back all the way to the end users machines. More often the trace will end at a corporate firewall or a router near the end users dial-up modem pool. Regardless of how close to the user the trace gets, it will track the performance of the actual routes that are being traversed by actual users at the time that those users are actually accessing the web site. The result, spread across measurements of many users, is a snapshot of the network quality of service that the site is actually experiencing, for the routes that are actually being used to access the site. Accordingly, a more realistic and accurate result is obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2001
    Publication date: January 23, 2003
    Inventors: Davis Foulger, William Minckler, Robert E. McElhaney, John Esposito, William Babcock
  • Publication number: 20020143992
    Abstract: A method of determining a physical locale from a node name is presented. The method includes the steps of obtaining a DNS name from a node on a network, parsing the name, and obtaining the name of the Network Service Provider (NSP) from the parsed name. Each NSP has a particular rule set associated therewith, and the appropriate rule set is executed. The rule set extracts the city name, which indicates the general area where the node is located.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2001
    Publication date: October 3, 2002
    Inventors: Robert E. McElhaney, John Esposito, Davis Foulger, William Babcock, William Minckler
  • Patent number: 5540284
    Abstract: A portable, hand-held fire fighting tool that can be connected by a hose to a large source of fire extinguishing agent is described. This tool comprises a hollow, penetrating body having a sharp, removable cutting element connected thereto. This body is then connected to a hollow, linear handle and the angle formed between a longitudinal line drawn through the body and the handle forms an angle of between 45.degree. to 135.degree.. At the end of the handle opposite to that attached to the penetrating body element, a hose connection device is located. When this is connected to a hose, and the hose then connected to a large source of fire extinguishing agent (e.g. a fire truck or fire hydrant, for example) the fire extinguishing agent can flow through the handle and penetrating body and out over the sharp, removable cutting element attached thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1996
    Assignee: Augustus Fire Tool.TM.
    Inventors: John Esposito, Norman E. Atwater
  • Patent number: 5409067
    Abstract: A portable fire fighting tool that is connectable to a portable fire extinguisher is described. This tool comprises a penetrating head with a removable, sharp cutting element thereon and wherein the penetrating head is preferably connected at 90.degree. to a linear, hollow handle. At the opposite end of the handle a quick connect device may be used to connect a portable fire extinguisher and the handle together. This tool is especially useful in fighting an automobile or truck engine or trunk compartment fire when the automobile or truck is locked preventing entry into the engine compartment or the trunk. By forcing the penetrating head down and through the sheet metal of the engine or trunk compartment, the cutting element cuts through the sheet metal. When the fire extinguisher is discharged, the fire extinguishing agent (e.g. foam, water, dry chemical, Halon .RTM. or CO.sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 25, 1995
    Assignee: Augustus Fire Tool.TM., Inc.
    Inventors: John Esposito, Norman E. Atwater
  • Patent number: 4551191
    Abstract: The present invention comprises method and apparatus for substantially uniformly distributing a layer of discrete particles along a predetermined portion of the uppermost surface of a moving porous web so that the particles occupy less than 100% of the predetermined portion of the uppermost surface of said moving web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 5, 1985
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Ronald W. Kock, John A. Esposito
  • Patent number: D338583
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1993
    Inventor: John Esposito, Jr.