Patents by Inventor John M. Packes, Jr.

John M. Packes, Jr. 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: 10209960
    Abstract: An improved pseudo-random number generator is introduced that has increased security due to higher randomness and lower predictability. The PRNG uses seed values that are based on a combination of various selectable values from the real-world that are typically made publicly available over a computer network (i.e., the Internet), such as: one or more weather conditions at a particular time or date and geographic location, a score of a sports event, a stock market index or ticker value, an election vote total, attendance at a cultural event, gross dollar sales from a movie release, and other such numerically quantifiable values that, individually and in combination, are impossible to exactly predict in advance, yet are precisely verifiable after the number-generating event using electronically-stored information. The improved pseudo-random number generator may be used for more secure determination of lottery outcomes and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventors: John M. Packes, Jr., John W. Lim, Charles A. Rattner
  • Patent number: 9826049
    Abstract: QR codes or the like are used in hardlink applications, by which different users may receive different information in response to a user's interaction with a touchpoint. The content delivered to a particular user in response to a hardlink code or a presented hyperlink may be dependent on the time of the scan, the geographic location of the user, a weather condition at the geographical location, personal information associated with the user, a number of previous scans of the code by prior individuals, and any combination of the these or other variables, which may be determined by an originator of the QR code or other party. User devices may be re-directed to alternate content or network addresses based on one or more programmed conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: LIFE IN MOBILE INNOVATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: John W. Lim, John M. Packes, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9697553
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments of the present invention, a controller receives an indication of acceptance by a customer of an offer for a subsidy from a second vendor (e.g., a subsidizing vendor). The offer may define, for example, a reduction in the price charged for an item purchased from a first vendor and an obligation for the customer to fulfill in exchange for the subsidy. The customer is charged a second price for the items, which is less than the total price, and may even be zero.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Jay S. Walker, Daniel E. Tedesco, Stephen C. Tulley, John M. Packes, Jr., Deirdre O'Shea, Keith Bemer, James A. Jorasch, Dean P. Alderucci
  • Publication number: 20160328746
    Abstract: A method for providing a link in an electronic file being presented to a user which includes defining a customized viewpoint for the user. The viewpoint includes a preference for the user that provides an association between a data pattern and a computer network resource. The method also includes generating a request for content, receiving an electronic file in response to the request, and evaluating the electronic file to recognize a match between at least one portion of the electronic file and the data pattern. Upon recognizing a match, the electronic file is modified to include a link to the computer network resource associated with the matching data pattern, and the modified electronic file is presented to the user. Thus, the link included in the electronic file presented to the user is customized for the user, and different users who retrieve the same content can be provided with links to different computer network resources depending on their respective viewpoints.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Jay S. Walker, Daniel E. Tedesco, John M. Packes, JR., Stephen C. Tulley, Keith Bemer, Dean P. Alderucci, Marc D. Kessman, James A. Jorasch
  • Publication number: 20160255161
    Abstract: QR codes or the like are used in hardlink applications, by which different users may receive different information in response to a user's interaction with a touchpoint. The content delivered to a particular user in response to a hardlink code or a presented hyperlink may be dependent on the time of the scan, the geographic location of the user, a weather condition at the geographical location, personal information associated with the user, a number of previous scans of the code by prior individuals, and any combination of the these or other variables, which may be determined by an originator of the QR code or other party. User devices may be re-directed to alternate content or network addresses based on one or more programmed conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Applicant: LIFE IN MOBILE INNOVATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: JOHN W. LIM, JOHN M. PACKES, JR.
  • Patent number: 9405844
    Abstract: QR codes or the like are used in hardlink applications, by which different users may receive different information in response to a scan of the same code that is displayed at one or more locations in the real world. The content delivered to a particular user in response to a hardlink code or a presented hyperlink may be dependent on the time of the scan, the geographic location of the user, a weather condition at the geographical location, personal information associated with the user, a number of previous scans of the code by prior individuals, and any combination of the these or other variables, which may be determined by an originator of the QR code or other party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: LIFE IN MOBILE INNOVATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: John W. Lim, John M. Packes, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20160063129
    Abstract: QR codes or the like are used in hardlink applications, by which different users may receive different information in response to a scan of the same code that is displayed at one or more locations in the real world. The content delivered to a particular user in response to a hardlink code or a presented hyperlink may be dependent on the time of the scan, the geographic location of the user, a weather condition at the geographical location, personal information associated with the user, a number of previous scans of the code by prior individuals, and any combination of the these or other variables, which may be determined by an originator of the QR code or other party.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Applicant: LIFE IN MOBILE INNOVATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: JOHN W. LIM, JOHN M. PACKES, JR.
  • Patent number: 9224157
    Abstract: Different users may receive different information in response to a selection of the same link that is displayed on a website, mobile site or in the real world. The content delivered to a particular user may be dependent on the time of the selection, the geographic location of the user, a weather condition at the geographical location, personal information associated with the user, a number of previous selections of the link by prior individuals, and any combination of the these or other variables, which may be determined by an originator of the link or another party. Dynamic intelligent profiling platforms may be established for determining content or destinations to be presented to customer devices interacting with any of a variety of touchpoints, based on the real-world conditions of each customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: LIFE IN MOBILE INNOVATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: John W. Lim, John M. Packes, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9183315
    Abstract: QR codes or the like are used in hardlink applications, by which different users may receive different information in response to a scan of the same code that is displayed at one or more locations in the real world. The content delivered to a particular user may be dependent on the time of the scan, the geographic location of the user, a weather condition at the geographical location, personal information associated with the user, a number of previous scans of the code by prior individuals, and any combination of the these or other variables, which may be determined by an originator of the QR code or other party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: LIFE IN MOBILE INNOVATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: John W. Lim, John M. Packes, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140229251
    Abstract: Different users may receive different information in response to a selection of the same link that is displayed on a website, mobile site or in the real world. The content delivered to a particular user may be dependent on the time of the selection, the geographic location of the user, a weather condition at the geographical location, personal information associated with the user, a number of previous selections of the link by prior individuals, and any combination of the these or other variables, which may be determined by an originator of the link or another party. Dynamic intelligent profiling platforms may be established for determining content or destinations to be presented to customer devices interacting with any of a variety of touchpoints, based on the real-world conditions of each customer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: LIFE IN MOBILE, INC.
    Inventors: JOHN W. LIM, JOHN M. PACKES, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140222609
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments of the present invention, a controller receives an indication of acceptance by a customer of an offer for a subsidy from a second vendor (e.g., a subsidizing vendor). The offer may define, for example, a reduction in the price charged for an item purchased from a first vendor and an obligation for the customer to fulfill in exchange for the subsidy. The customer is charged a second price for the items, which is less than the total price, and may even be zero.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Inventor Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Jay S. Walker, Daniel E. Tedesco, Stephen C. Tulley, John M. Packes, JR., Deirdre O'Shea, Keith Bemer, James A. Jorasch, Dean P. Alderucci
  • Publication number: 20140122236
    Abstract: A billing statement according to one aspect of the invention includes a description of a transaction and an offer pointer associated with the transaction, wherein the offer pointer includes information that may be used to review an offer. In one example of this aspect, a telephone number or a hyperlink is provided adjacent to a total amount owed listed on a statement (e.g., an electronically-displayed billing statement). The offers reviewed may be customized, for example, based on details of the transaction such as the product purchased or the amount of the purchase, the identity of the consumer, and/or on other data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: EBAY INC.
    Inventors: Jay S. Walker, James A. Jorasch, Daniel E. Tedesco, Stephen C. Tulley, Timothy A. Palmer, Russell Pratt Sammon, John M. Packes, JR., Geoffrey M. Gelman, Kurt M. Maschoff, Andrew M. Golden, Michiko Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 8700456
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments of the present invention, a controller receives an indication of acceptance by a customer of an offer for a subsidy from a second vendor (e.g., a subsidizing vendor). The offer may define, for example, a reduction in the price charged for an item purchased from a first vendor and an obligation for the customer to fulfill in exchange for the subsidy. The customer is charged a second price for the items, which is less than the total price, and may even be zero.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Inventor Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Jay S. Walker, Daniel E. Tedesco, Stephen C. Tulley, John M. Packes, Jr., Deirdre O'Shea, Keith Bemer, James A. Jorasch, Dean Alderucci
  • Publication number: 20140040002
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided to associate a transferable item price with a first consumer and to determine that a second consumer is entitled to purchase an item in exchange for payment of an amount based on the transferable item price. In one embodiment, the first consumer arranges to purchase an item at a first price. The merchant transmits a transferable item price code to the first consumer. The first consumer sends the transferable item price code to the second consumer, such as by including the transferable item price code in an e-mail message. The second consumer transmits the transferable item price code to the merchant to establish that he or she is entitled to purchase the item at the first price.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Inventor Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Jay S. Walker, John M. Packes, JR., Andrew P. Golden, Russell P. Sammon, Timothy A. Palmer, Terry Mayfield, Peter Kim
  • Patent number: 8645202
    Abstract: A billing statement according to one aspect of the invention includes a description of a transaction and an offer pointer associated with the transaction, wherein the offer pointer includes information that may be used to review an offer. In one example of this aspect, a telephone number or a hyperlink is provided adjacent to a total amount owed listed on a statement (e.g., an electronically-displayed billing statement). The offers reviewed may be customized, for example, based on details of the transaction such as the product purchased or the amount of the purchase, the identity of the consumer, and/or on other data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Jay S. Walker, James A. Jorasch, Daniel E. Tedesco, Stephen C. Tulley, Timothy A. Palmer, Russell Pratt Sammon, John M. Packes, Jr., Geoffrey M. Gelman, Kurt M. Maschoff, Andrew M. Golden, Michiko Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20140025463
    Abstract: Accordingly some embodiments, a merchant server receives an indication of acceptance by a customer of an offer for a subsidy from a second merchant of a purchase of at least one item from a first merchant. The customer agrees to participate in an additional transaction with the second merchant in exchange for having the subsidy applied against the purchase from the first merchant. In one embodiment, after selling the at least one item to the customer, the merchant server determines that the customer did not participate in an additional transaction with the second merchant as the customer agreed to, and assesses a penalty against the customer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: Walker Digital Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Jay S. Walker, Daniel E. Tedesco, John M. Packes, JR., James A. Jorasch
  • Publication number: 20140012698
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided wherein an indication of a plurality of product categories is received, each product category being associated with a plurality of products. For example, the indication of the plurality of product categories may be received from a buyer. Buyer offer information, including an indication of an offer amount associated with the plurality of product categories, is also received. A subset of the plurality of products is selected for each of the product categories, and an indication of the selected products is provided. The buyer's offer may then be evaluated. If the buyer's offer is accepted, the selected products may be provided to the buyer in exchange for payment of the offer amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay S. Walker, Magdalena Mik, John M. Packes, Jr., Russell Pratt Sammon, Michiko Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 8615444
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided wherein an indication of a plurality of product categories is received, each product category being associated with a plurality of products. For example, the indication of the plurality of product categories may be received from a buyer. Buyer offer information, including an indication of an offer amount associated with the plurality of product categories, is also received. A subset of the plurality of products is selected for each of the product categories, and an indication of the selected products is provided. The buyer's offer may then be evaluated. If the buyer's offer is accepted, the selected products may be provided to the buyer in exchange for payment of the offer amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Inventor Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Jay S. Walker, Magdalena M. Fincham, John M. Packes, Jr., Russell P. Sammon, Michiko Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 8579692
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided to facilitate lottery ticket transactions. A request to purchase a lottery ticket is received, the lottery ticket being associated with a lottery number combination, such as a limited number of lottery tickets or a limited number of players. An indication that the lottery number combination is to be associated with a limited number of occurrences is also received. For example, an indication that the lottery number combination is to be associated with only a single lottery ticket may be received. A price associated with the lottery ticket is determined based on the received indication. According to one embodiment, the price is increased by a predetermined amount based on the received indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Walker Digital Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen C. Tulley, John M. Packes, Jr., James A. Jorasch, Jay S. Walker, Patrick J. Buckley, Peter J. Vogel, Magdalena M. Fincham, Norman C. Gilman, Keith Bemer, Russell Pratt Sammon, William P. Van Vooren, Andrew P. Golden, Michael F. Steib
  • Patent number: 8571943
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided to associate a transferable item price with a first consumer and to determine that a second consumer is entitled to purchase an item in exchange for payment of an amount based on the transferable item price. In one embodiment, the first consumer arranges to purchase an item at a first price. The merchant transmits a transferable item price code to the first consumer. The first consumer sends the transferable item price code to the second consumer, such as by including the transferable item price code in an e-mail message. The second consumer transmits the transferable item price code to the merchant to establish that he or she is entitled to purchase the item at the first price.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Walker Digital Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Jay S. Walker, John M. Packes, Jr., Andrew P. Golden, Russell Pratt Sammon, Timothy A. Palmer, Terry E. Mayfield, Peter Kim