Patents by Inventor John Andrew Garcia

John Andrew Garcia 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: 10043200
    Abstract: A system and process provides consumers with product or services virtual recommendations from a list of contacts. In response to the consumer searching for or browsing a product or service, the system searches through stored contacts that have also interacted with the searched/browsed product or service. A virtual recommendation may be provided to the consumer based on the contacts' interaction with the product or service. In some embodiments, the virtual recommendation is displayed as a list of the contacts that had a previous consumer interaction with the product or service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventor: John Andrew Garcia
  • Publication number: 20180089726
    Abstract: A system and process provides online service providers with a platform to list services. The platform provides standardized templates for various business categories and service segments associated within each category. The electronic templates allow providers to conveniently enable/disable service offerings and input price, service tiers, and optional upgrades by toggling settings. The listing data is then received by the host and available to be listed through an online marketplace which may be presented to mobile application users. A search query by a consumer returns service listings that can be compared one to one by price a service offered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventor: JOHN ANDREW GARCIA
  • Publication number: 20160239882
    Abstract: A system and process provides consumers with product or services virtual recommendations from a list of contacts. In response to the consumer searching for or browsing a product or service, the system searches through stored contacts that have also interacted with the searched/browsed product or service. A virtual recommendation may be provided to the consumer based on the contacts' interaction with the product or service. In some embodiments, the virtual recommendation is displayed as a list of the contacts that had a previous consumer interaction with the product or service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventor: John Andrew Garcia
  • Patent number: 7933808
    Abstract: A system and method of facilitating a rental transaction of a tangible item is provided. Initially, a lessee pickup code is communicated from a borrowing party to an owning party upon exchanging the tangible item between the owning party and the borrowing party. The owning party subsequently transmits the lessee pickup code to a central controller. A rental period for the exchanged tangible item begins upon verifying, by the central controller, that the lessee pickup code sent by the owning party is the lessee pickup code originally provided to the borrowing party. When the tangible item is returned to the owning party, the owning party communicates a return code to the borrowing party. The return code is transmitted by the borrowing party to the central controller. The central controller verifies that the return code is the return code originally provided to the owning party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Inventor: John Andrew Garcia
  • Publication number: 20090177577
    Abstract: A system and method of facilitating a rental transaction of a tangible item is provided. Initially, a lessee pickup code is communicated from a borrowing party to an owning party upon exchanging the tangible item between the owning party and the borrowing party. The owning party subsequently transmits the lessee pickup code to a central controller. A rental period for the exchanged tangible item begins upon verifying, by the central controller, that the lessee pickup code sent by the owning party is the lessee pickup code originally provided to the borrowing party. When the tangible item is returned to the owning party, the owning party communicates a return code to the borrowing party. The return code is transmitted by the borrowing party to the central controller. The central controller verifies that the return code is the return code originally provided to the owning party.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2008
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Inventor: John Andrew GARCIA