Patents by Inventor Mark J. Stefik

Mark J. Stefik 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: 20220253959
    Abstract: A single-tier blockchain-based system and method for document transformation and accountability is provided. Transaction documents including document templates relating to a transfer of real property are maintained. Each template includes form elements. The form elements are each associated with a data field identifier and a data value. A data model is maintained for the transaction documents and includes the data field identifiers and the data values for the form elements. A request is received for the transaction documents. The form elements of the transaction documents are automatically populated with the data values via the data model in response to the request. Compliance checking is performed on the data values populating the form elements. A cryptographic hash of the transaction documents is committed to a blockchain copy stored by one or more network nodes in a single-tier when no errors are identified in the data values during the compliance checking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventors: Edward Wu, Guy Gal, Christopher Dzoba, Jeffrey Judkins, Mark J. Stefik, Adriano Castro
  • Publication number: 20220207815
    Abstract: A system and method for translating a 3D image into a 2D image is provided. A 3D image of voxels and properties associated with the voxels is analyzed. Each of the voxels in the 3D image is scaled to match a size of an output tile for a 2D image. Colors are added to the 2D image based on the properties of the voxels. Contour lines are added to the 2D image based on changes in altitude represented by the 3D image. The 2D image is output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Gregory M. Youngblood, Matthew Shreve, Mark J. Stefik, Robert Thomas Krivacic, Lester D. Nelson, Jacob Le
  • Publication number: 20220188507
    Abstract: A system and method for document transformation and compliance is provided. A set of documents for a transfer of real property is accessed by a user. Each document includes one or more data fields each associated with a data field identifier. A data value is received from the user. One of the data fields in one of the documents is identified as associated with the received data value via the data field identifier for that data field. The associated data field is determined to be already populated with a different data value. The different data value is replaced with the received data value. Other data fields associated with a same data field identifier as the data field identifier of the associated data field are identified. The other data fields are populated with the received data value. Compliance checking of the documents is performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2022
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Inventors: Edward Wu, Guy Gal, Hilary Saunders, Stephen Saunders, Christopher Dzoba, Prescott Prue, Zachary Karrasch, Jeffrey Judkins, Elizabeth Paris, Adriano Castro, Mark J. Stefik
  • Patent number: 11341102
    Abstract: A multi-tier blockchain-based method for document transformation and accountability is provided. A set of transaction documents for transfer of real property is received. At least a portion of the transaction documents is processed by providing the transaction documents to a tier of supernodes and selecting one of the supernodes. The transaction documents are added via the selected supernode to a blockchain maintained by each supernode. An immutable record of the transaction documents is transmitted from the selected supernode to a different tier of network nodes. One of the network nodes is identified to commit the immutable record of the transaction documents to a blockchain of the different tier. The immutable record of the transaction documents is committed to copies of the blockchain stored by the other network nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Side, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Wu, Guy Gal, Christopher Dzoba, Jeffrey Judkins, Mark J. Stefik, Adriano Castro
  • Publication number: 20220138878
    Abstract: A system and method for document transformation is provided. An address is received. A document set is generated based on the address. Each document includes data fields and an identifier for each data field. A transaction number is assigned to the document set. Data values are received for population of the data fields in one of the documents. The data values and the identifier for the data field in which each data value is populated is stored with the transaction number. The remaining documents are populated. One of the identifiers is identified for one of the data fields in one of the remaining documents. One of the data fields is determined in one of the remaining documents. The data value associated with the data field is identified based on the identifier and the transaction number. The data fields in the remaining documents are populated with the determined data value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2022
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Edward Wu, Guy Gal, Christopher Dzoba, Jeffrey Judkins, Mark J. Stefik, Adriano Castro
  • Patent number: 11314699
    Abstract: A single-tier blockchain-based method for document transformation and accountability is provided. Document templates relating to a transfer of real property are maintained. Each template includes a plurality of form elements each associated with a data field identifier. A subset of the document templates are collected as transaction documents for a transaction regarding the transfer of real property. The form elements of the transaction documents are populated with received data values via the data field identifiers of the form elements. Compliance checking is performed on the populated data values of the transaction documents. A cryptographic hash of the transaction documents is provided to a single tier of network nodes. The cryptographic hash of the transaction documents is committed to a blockchain copy stored by one or more of the network nodes in the single tier and the transaction documents are stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Side, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Wu, Guy Gal, Christopher Dzoba, Jeffrey Judkins, Mark J. Stefik, Adriano Castro
  • Patent number: 11263395
    Abstract: A system and method for document transformation and compliance are provided. Document templates are maintained and each template includes data fields each associated with a data field identifier. Data values are received in one or more of the data fields of at least one document template. The data values are associated with the data fields into which the data values are received via the data field identifiers for those data fields. A property address is received and a set of compliance rules is identified. A subset of the document templates are retrieved as active documents for a transaction of the property based on the identified rules. The active documents are populated with those data fields that are associated with the linked data values via the data field identifiers. Compliance checking of the populated data values in the active documents is performed using a compliance rule set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Side, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Wu, Guy Gal, Hilary Saunders, Stephen Saunders, Christopher Dzoba, Prescott Prue, Zachary Karrasch, Jeffrey Judkins, Elizabeth Paris, Adriano Castro, Mark J. Stefik
  • Publication number: 20220027345
    Abstract: A method for listing document transformation and recordation is provided. Documents relating to a real estate listing are identified and each document includes data fields associated with data field identifiers. A data value is received from a user in at least one of the data fields. A data model includes the data values received from the user and the data field identifiers of the data fields for which the data values are received is generated. The data fields associated with data field identifiers that match the data field identifiers of the data fields in which the data values are received are identified and populated with the data values. One or more correctness rules to be applied to the populated data fields of the documents are identified and applied to the documents by verifying that the data values populating the data fields are verified by one or more authoritative sources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Inventors: Edward Wu, Guy Gal, Christopher Dzoba, Jeffrey Judkins, Mark J. Stefik, Adriano Castro
  • Patent number: 11227350
    Abstract: A single-tier blockchain-based method for document transformation and accountability via different node types is provided. Document templates relating to a transfer of real property are maintained. Each template includes form elements each associated with a data field identifier. A subset of the document templates are collected as transaction documents for a transaction of a real property transfer. The form elements of the transaction documents are populated with received data values via the data field identifiers of the form elements. Compliance checking is performed on the populated data values of the transaction documents. A cryptographic hash of the transaction documents is provided to a network of nodes, which includes nodes that store different types of data related to the transaction documents. The cryptographic hash of the transaction documents is committed to a blockchain stored by one or more of the nodes in the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Side, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Wu, Guy Gal, Christopher Dzoba, Jeffrey Judkins, Mark J. Stefik, Adriano Castro
  • Patent number: 11157860
    Abstract: A system and method for motivating parking enforcement officer performance with the aid of a digital computer is provided. A time-based active representational model of the city is created by fusing sensory data collected from various sources around a city with numerical data gleaned from historical and on-going activities, including parking regulation citation and warning numbers, resource allocations, and so on. The model can be used to form quantitative predictions of expected violations, revenue stream, and so forth, that can then be used as recommendations as to where to enforce and when, so as to maximize the utilization of the limited resources represented by the officers on the street. Moreover, the performance of the officers can be weighed against expectations of performance postulated from the quantitative predictions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Conduent Business Services, LLC
    Inventors: Mark J. Stefik, Mudita Singhal, Kevin Albanese, Farrukh Ali, Eric A. Bier, Daniel G. Bobrow, Eduardo Cardenas Sanchez, Matthew T. Darst, Gaurang Gavai, Robert T. Krivacic, Sureyya Tarkan
  • Patent number: 11151494
    Abstract: A system and method for visualizing parking enforcement officer movement in real time with the aid of a digital computer is provided. A time-based active representational model of the city is created by fusing sensory data collected from various sources around a city with numerical data gleaned from historical and on-going activities, including parking regulation citation and warning numbers, resource allocations, and so on. The model can be used to form quantitative predictions of expected violations, revenue stream, and so forth, that can then be used as recommendations as to where to enforce and when, so as to maximize the utilization of the limited resources represented by the officers on the street. Moreover, the performance of the officers can be weighed against expectations of performance postulated from the quantitative predictions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: Mudita Singhal, Mark J. Stefik, Sureyya Tarkan, Eric A. Bier, Robert T. Krivacic
  • Patent number: 11145017
    Abstract: A method for listing document transformation and recordation is provided. Listing documents are selected from a library for a property listing. Data values are received via at least one of the listing documents. Relevant data fields within at least one listing document is updated with the received data values. Disclosure information regarding the property is received and further listing documents are added to the listing documents based on the disclosure information to form an active document set. Listing compliance rules are applied to the set of active documents to determine compliance. The active documents are recorded as a data block and provided to a tier of supernodes. The data block is added to a ledger of transactions via one of the supernodes. A copy of the data block is stored on each supernode. An immutable record of the data block is committed to a further tier of nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Side, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Wu, Guy Gal, Christopher Dzoba, Jeffrey Judkins, Mark J. Stefik, Adriano Castro
  • Patent number: 11144855
    Abstract: A system and method for managing coverage of parking enforcement for a neighborhood with the aid of a digital computer is provided. A time-based active representational model of the city is created by fusing sensory data collected from various sources around a city with numerical data gleaned from historical and on-going activities, including parking regulation citation and warning numbers, resource allocations, and so on. The model can be used to form quantitative predictions of expected violations, revenue stream, and so forth, that can then be used as recommendations as to where to enforce and when, so as to maximize the utilization of the limited resources represented by the officers on the street. Moreover, the performance of the officers can be weighed against expectations of performance postulated from the quantitative predictions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Conduent Business Services, LLC
    Inventors: Mark J. Stefik, Mudita Singhal, Kevin Albanese, Farrukh Ali, Eric A. Bier, Daniel G. Bobrow, Eduardo Cardenas Sanchez, Matthew T. Darst, Hoda Eldardiry, Gaurang Gavai, Robert T. Krivacic
  • Publication number: 20210303932
    Abstract: A system and method for selection and explanation of solutions is provided. A hierarchy of aggregation factors is maintained for evaluating at least a partial solution. Competing solutions are generated and each solution includes at least a partial solution. Scores are calculated for each of the aggregation factors for each competing solution. A total evaluation score is calculated for each competing solution based on the scores for at least one of the aggregation factors. The competing solution with the best evaluation score is selected and a gist is generated. The gist is a narrative comparing the selected solution with the non-selected solutions based on the at least one aggregation factor. The gist is provided to a user as a rationale for selection of the solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Mark J. Stefik, Gregory Michael Youngblood, Robert T. Krivacic, Jacob Le, Lester D. Nelson, Robert R. Price
  • Patent number: 11126942
    Abstract: A system and method for facilitating parking enforcement officer performance in real time with the aid of a digital computer is provided. A time-based active representational model of the city is created by fusing sensory data collected from various sources around a city with numerical data gleaned from historical and on-going activities, including parking regulation citation and warning numbers, resource allocations, and so on. The model can be used to form quantitative predictions of expected violations, revenue stream, and so forth, that can then be used as recommendations as to where to enforce and when, so as to maximize the utilization of the limited resources represented by the officers on the street. Moreover, the performance of the officers can be weighed against expectations of performance postulated from the quantitative predictions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Conduent Business Services, LLC
    Inventors: Mark J. Stefik, Mudita Singhal, Kevin Albanese, Farrukh Ali, Eric A. Bier, Daniel G. Bobrow, Eduardo Cardenas Sanchez, Matthew T. Darst, Hoda Eldardiry, Gaurang Gavai, Lu (Kate) Jia, Robert T. Krivacic, Sureyya Tarkan
  • Patent number: 11120375
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring parking enforcement officer performance with the aid of a digital computer is provided. A time-based active representational model of the city is created by fusing sensory data collected from various sources around a city with numerical data gleaned from historical and on-going activities, including parking regulation citation and warning numbers, resource allocations, and so on. The model can be used to form quantitative predictions of expected violations, revenue stream, and so forth, that can then be used as recommendations as to where to enforce and when, so as to maximize the utilization of the limited resources represented by the officers on the street. Moreover, the performance of the officers can be weighed against expectations of performance postulated from the quantitative predictions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Conduent Business Services, LLC
    Inventors: Mark J. Stefik, Mudita Singhal, Kevin Albanese, Farrukh Ali, Eric A. Bier, Daniel G. Bobrow, Eduardo Cardenas Sanchez, Matthew T. Darst, Hoda Eldardiry, Gaurang Gavai, Lu (Kate) Jia, Robert T. Krivacic, Pai Liu, Sureyya Tarkan
  • Patent number: 11068813
    Abstract: A system and method for providing conditional autonomous messaging to parking enforcement officers with the aid of a digital computer is provided. A time-based active representational model of the city is created by fusing sensory data collected from various sources around a city with numerical data gleaned from historical and on-going activities, including parking regulation citation and warning numbers, resource allocations, and so on. The model can be used to form quantitative predictions of expected violations, revenue stream, and so forth, that can then be used as recommendations as to where to enforce and when, so as to maximize the utilization of the limited resources represented by the officers on the street. Moreover, the performance of the officers can be weighed against expectations of performance postulated from the quantitative predictions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: Mark J. Stefik, Mudita Singhal, Daniel G. Bobrow
  • Patent number: 11062241
    Abstract: A system and method for facilitating parking enforcement officer dispatching in real time with the aid of a digital computer is provided. A time-based active representational model of the city is created by fusing sensory data collected from various sources around a city with numerical data gleaned from historical and on-going activities, including parking regulation citation and warning numbers, resource allocations, and so on. The model can be used to form quantitative predictions of expected violations, revenue stream, and so forth, that can then be used as recommendations as to where to enforce and when, so as to maximize the utilization of the limited resources represented by the officers on the street. Moreover, the performance of the officers can be weighed against expectations of performance postulated from the quantitative predictions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Conduent Business Services, LLC
    Inventors: Mark J. Stefik, Mudita Singhal, Kevin Albanese, Farrukh Ali, Eric A. Bier, Daniel G. Bobrow, Eduardo Cardenas Sanchez, Matthew T. Darst, Hoda Eldardiry, Gaurang Gavai, Robert T. Krivacic, Pai Liu, Sureyya Tarkan
  • Patent number: 10817814
    Abstract: A system and method for coordinating parking enforcement officer patrol in real time with the aid of a digital computer is provided. A time-based active representational model of the city is created by fusing sensory data collected from various sources around a city with numerical data gleaned from historical and ongoing activities, including parking regulation citation and warning numbers, resource allocations, and so on. The model can be used to form quantitative predictions of expected violations, revenue stream, and so forth, that can then be used as recommendations as to where to enforce and when, so as to maximize the utilization of the limited resources represented by the officers on the street. Moreover, the performance of the officers can be weighed against expectations of performance postulated from the quantitative predictions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Conduent Business Services, LLC
    Inventors: Mark J. Stefik, Mudita Singhal, Kevin Albanese, Farrukh Ali, Eric A. Bier, Daniel G. Bobrow, Eduardo Cardenas Sanchez, Matthew T. Darst, Hoda Eldardiry, Gaurang Gavai, Robert T. Krivacic, Sureyya Tarkan
  • Publication number: 20200013288
    Abstract: A system and method for providing distributed on-street valet parking with the aid of a digital computer is provided. Parking spaces for valet services are reserved. One of the reserved parking spaces is designated as a valet drop-off parking space. A motor vehicle is detected in the valet drop-off parking space and a notification that the motor vehicle requires parking is provided to a valet of the detected motor vehicle. A search is conducted for the reserved parking spaces available for valet services for the motor vehicle. At least one of the reserved parking spaces available for the motor vehicle is identified and the motor vehicle is parked in the identified reserved parking space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Mark J. Stefik, Alan G. Bell, Craig Eldershaw, Lance E. Good, Daniel H. Greene, Francisco Eduardo Torres, Serdar Uckun, David Preston Cummins, Kurt Partridge