Patents by Inventor Mehul JAIN

Mehul JAIN 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: 10984430
    Abstract: Systems and methods for qualifying a sales lead may include one or more of the following. Information, received via a network, about an identified end-user computing device and/or an end-user of the identified end-user computing device may be processed. Lead qualification rules that include criteria for qualifying a lead may be accessed. A characteristic of the end-user of the identified end-user computing device may be derived based at least in part on the information about the identified end-user computing device and/or the end-user. A lead characterization of the end-user of the identified end-user computing device may be generated based at least in part on the characteristic of the end-user of the identified end-user computing device and the lead qualification rules. The lead characterization may indicate a lead assessment of the end-user. The lead characterization of the end-user of the identified end-user computing device may be stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Thryv, Inc.
    Inventors: Mehul Jain, Kent William Laux
  • Patent number: 10467660
    Abstract: A management system can recommend and manage publishing content with publishers of business information. A representative can provide unique identifying information for a business that can be used to determine a category of similar businesses. Based on the identified category, a list of publishers can be identified to the representative as related to the business category. The representative can select one or more of the publishers to publish content about the business. Based on the representative selection, the system can request a set of content from the representative. After receiving the content from the representative, the system can translate the content to formats acceptable to each of the publishers. The content can then be provided to the publishers to publish. The published content can then be monitored for problems, and corrected if problems are discovered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: YP LLC
    Inventors: Mehul Jain, Matthew Nakano, Maninder Singh Dhillon, Vishwanath Kumar, Brian G. Kuhn, Deepak Kumar Thakral
  • Patent number: 10453082
    Abstract: Systems and methods for an accredited advisor management are provided. First information enabling unique identification of a first advisor may be processed. The first advisor may be matched to a first category of advising services. Input from the first advisor may be processed based at least in part on the first category. Data sources corresponding to accrediting authorities may be selected. Credential information that came electronically from the data sources may be processed. A first set of advisor information may be consolidated at least partially based on the input and on the credential information. A second set of advisor information may be prepared for exposure to advisees. At least part of the second set of advisor information may be transmitted to an end-user communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: YP LLC
    Inventor: Mehul Jain
  • Patent number: 10291786
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses to selectively present and customize user prompts in establishing anonymized communication connections, based on available information about the parties to be connected and/or user preferences. For example, the information can be transmitted from a mobile device to a connection server for association with the communication reference of the mobile device in response to an input from the user of the mobile device. The association is configured to expire after a predetermined period of time. During the predetermined period of time, if a connection server receives a call from the mobile device, the information associated with the communication reference of the mobile device is used to customize the interactive voice response prompts for further connecting the call to a service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: YELLOWPAGES.COM LLC
    Inventor: Mehul Jain
  • Patent number: 10217121
    Abstract: Systems and methods to facilitate advising management are provided. A communication connection between an advisor and an advisee may be facilitated. First data captured via an end-user communication device may correspond to one or more sensor inputs. A set of qualification rules that includes a set of criteria for qualifying advisees based at least in part on captured data relating to advisees may be accessed. A first set of information for the first advisee may be derived based at least in part on the first data and the set of qualification rules. The first set of information may include a first characterization of the first advisee. Indication, to a computing device of the advisor, of the first characterization of the first advisee may be caused at a time corresponding to the communication connection between the advisor and the first advisee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: YP LLC
    Inventor: Mehul Jain
  • Patent number: 10097592
    Abstract: Systems and methods to provide anonymous connections for a remote interaction system, such as a virtual classroom, which may allow a remote teacher and a group of remote students to have a sidebar discussion/presentation, for instance, to individually tutor the student as needed. In addition to telephonic connection, optional video/chat connections can be provided on-demand with same/different prices and time tracking indicators. Different media connections can be dynamically offered based on available bandwidth, and device capabilities of both the teacher and the student, upsell/transition from chat to voice to video, with price/charge confirmation (e.g., based on device capability, bandwidth). Connection quality can be monitored for improved billing. Pricing for individuals in a group learning setting can be dynamically determined (e.g., based on the size of the group, privacy request).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: YELLOWPAGES.COM LLC
    Inventor: Mehul Jain
  • Publication number: 20180261223
    Abstract: Dialog management may be performed by a voice assistant system where the dialog pertains to a shopping experience that enables a user to order one or more items using voice-activated commands provided during a dialog exchange with the voice assistant device. In some embodiments, the personal assistant system may enable a user to order items, select fulfillment details for the items, pay for the items, and/or perform other related tasks to enable the user to obtain the items using voice activated commands and without reliance on a graphical user interface. In various embodiments, the personal assistant system may select fulfillment options for a user, or may assign fulfillment to a particular service based on audio responses received from a user. The personal assistant system may leverage prior user interaction data, user profile information, and/or other user information during interaction with a user to supplement voice inputs received from a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Mehul Jain, Tushar Agrawal, Elite Che, Shilippi Garg, Teng Gu, Abhay Saxena
  • Publication number: 20180234552
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses to selectively present and customize user prompts in establishing anonymized communication connections, based on available information about the parties to be connected and/or user preferences. For example, the information can be transmitted from a mobile device to a connection server for association with the communication reference of the mobile device in response to an input from the user of the mobile device. The association is configured to expire after a predetermined period of time. During the predetermined period of time, if a connection server receives a call from the mobile device, the information associated with the communication reference of the mobile device is used to customize the interactive voice response prompts for further connecting the call to a service provider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventor: MEHUL JAIN
  • Patent number: 9955022
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses to selectively present and customize user prompts in establishing anonymized communication connections, based on available information about the parties to be connected and/or user preferences. For example, the information can be transmitted from a mobile device to a connection server for association with the communication reference of the mobile device in response to an input from the user of the mobile device. The association is configured to expire after a predetermined period of time. During the predetermined period of time, if a connection server receives a call from the mobile device, the information associated with the communication reference of the mobile device is used to customize the interactive voice response prompts for further connecting the call to a service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Yellowpages.com, LLC
    Inventor: Mehul Jain
  • Publication number: 20180096366
    Abstract: Systems and methods to facilitate advising management are provided. A communication connection between an advisor and an advisee may be facilitated. First data captured via an end-user communication device may correspond to one or more sensor inputs. A set of qualification rules that includes a set of criteria for qualifying advisees based at least in part on captured data relating to advisees may be accessed. A first set of information for the first advisee may be derived based at least in part on the first data and the set of qualification rules. The first set of information may include a first characterization of the first advisee. Indication, to a computing device of the advisor, of the first characterization of the first advisee may be caused at a time corresponding to the communication connection between the advisor and the first advisee.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventor: Mehul Jain
  • Patent number: 9930175
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer-readable media for managing and evaluating leads from incoming calls are provided. A first inbound call from a first caller may be received. A first set of information identifying characteristics of the first inbound call may be processed. A second set of information identifying characteristics of the first inbound call may be determined based on the first set of information. A first category may be matched to the first inbound call. A first receiver may be determined. A second inbound call from a second caller may be received. A third set of information identifying characteristics of the second inbound call may be processed. A fourth set of information identifying characteristics of the second inbound call may be determined based on the third set of information. A second category may be matched to the second inbound call. A second receiver may be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: YP LLC
    Inventors: Mehul Jain, Karthik Raman, Chitiksha Shah, Kent William Laux, Deepak Kumar Thakral
  • Publication number: 20180025367
    Abstract: Systems and methods for an accredited advisor management are provided. First information enabling unique identification of a first advisor may be processed. The first advisor may be matched to a first category of advising services. Input from the first advisor may be processed based at least in part on the first category. Data sources corresponding to accrediting authorities may be selected. Credential information that came electronically from the data sources may be processed. A first set of advisor information may be consolidated at least partially based on the input and on the credential information. A second set of advisor information may be prepared for exposure to advisees. At least part of the second set of advisor information may be transmitted to an end-user communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventor: Mehul Jain
  • Patent number: 9858584
    Abstract: Systems and methods to facilitate advising management are provided. A communication connection between an advisor and an advisee may be facilitated. First data captured via an end-user communication device may correspond to one or more sensor inputs. A set of qualification rules that includes a set of criteria for qualifying advisees based at least in part on captured data relating to advisees may be accessed. A first set of information for the first advisee may be derived based at least in part on the first data and the set of qualification rules. The first set of information may include a first characterization of the first advisee. Indication, to a computing device of the advisor, of the first characterization of the first advisee may be caused at a time corresponding to the communication connection between the advisor and the first advisee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventor: Mehul Jain
  • Publication number: 20170331953
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer-readable media for managing and evaluating leads from incoming calls are provided. A first inbound call from a first caller may be received. A first set of information identifying characteristics of the first inbound call may be processed. A second set of information identifying characteristics of the first inbound call may be determined based on the first set of information. A first category may be matched to the first inbound call. A first receiver may be determined. A second inbound call from a second caller may be received. A third set of information identifying characteristics of the second inbound call may be processed. A fourth set of information identifying characteristics of the second inbound call may be determined based on the third set of information. A second category may be matched to the second inbound call. A second receiver may be determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Mehul Jain, Karthik Raman, Chitiksha Shah, Kent William Laux, Deepak Kumar Thakral
  • Patent number: 9799043
    Abstract: Systems and methods for an accredited advisor management are provided. First information enabling unique identification of a first advisor may be processed. The first advisor may be matched to a first category of advising services. Input from the first advisor may be processed based at least in part on the first category. Data sources corresponding to accrediting authorities may be selected. Credential information that came electronically from the data sources may be processed. A first set of advisor information may be consolidated at least partially based on the input and on the credential information. A second set of advisor information may be prepared for exposure to advisees. At least part of the second set of advisor information may be transmitted to an end-user communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: YP LLC
    Inventor: Mehul Jain
  • Patent number: 9781261
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer-readable media for managing and evaluating leads from incoming calls are provided. A first inbound call from a first caller may be received. A first set of information identifying characteristics of the first inbound call may be processed. A second set of information identifying characteristics of the first inbound call may be determined based on the first set of information. A first category may be matched to the first inbound call. A first receiver may be determined. A second inbound call from a second caller may be received. A third set of information identifying characteristics of the second inbound call may be processed. A fourth set of information identifying characteristics of the second inbound call may be determined based on the third set of information. A second category may be matched to the second inbound call. A second receiver may be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: YP LLC
    Inventors: Mehul Jain, Karthik Raman, Chitiksha Shah, Kent William Laux, Deepak Kumar Thakral
  • Publication number: 20170262901
    Abstract: A management system can recommend and manage publishing content with publishers of business information. A representative can provide unique identifying information for a business that can be used to determine a category of similar businesses. Based on the identified category, a list of publishers can be identified to the representative as related to the business category. The representative can select one or more of the publishers to publish content about the business. Based on the representative selection, the system can request a set of content from the representative. After receiving the content from the representative, the system can translate the content to formats acceptable to each of the publishers. The content can then be provided to the publishers to publish. The published content can then be monitored for problems, and corrected if problems are discovered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Mehul Jain, Matthew Nakano, Maninder Singh Dhillon, Vishwanath Kumar, Brian G. Kuhn, Deepak Kumar Thakral
  • Patent number: 9697543
    Abstract: A management system can recommend and manage publishing content with publishers of business information. A representative can provide unique identifying information for a business that can be used to determine a category of similar businesses. Based on the identified category, a list of publishers can be identified to the representative as related to the business category. The representative can select one or more of the publishers to publish content about the business. Based on the representative selection, the system can request a set of content from the representative. After receiving the content from the representative, the system can translate the content to formats acceptable to each of the publishers. The content can then be provided to the publishers to publish. The published content can then be monitored for problems, and corrected if problems are discovered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: YP LLC
    Inventors: Mehul Jain, Matthew Nakano, Maninder Singh Dhillon, Vishwanath Kumar, Brian G. Kuhn, Deepak Kumar Thakral
  • Patent number: 9577980
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are provided for telephone number provisioning. A user interface configured to provide access to telephony information may be facilitated. The telephony information may be retained in a telephony information repository. Information about a first location may be processed. A region of interest may be determined. A set of telephony information may be processed based on the region of interest. Telephone number inventory corresponding to the region of interest may be determined based in part on the set of telephony information. Telephone number inventory may be categorized according to availability to determine a first set of telephone numbers. Local calling characteristics may be determined. Indication to the user interface of availability of telephone numbers within the region of interest based on the first set of telephone numbers and the local calling characteristics may be caused.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: YP LLC
    Inventors: Kent William Laux, Bruce Goettelman, Mehul Jain, Julie Wong
  • Patent number: 9553851
    Abstract: Methods and systems to facilitate real time communications via a telephonic apparatuses that support data communications. In one embodiment, a telephonic apparatus includes: a network interface to submit a query over a data communication network and to receive a listing with embedded information about the query; and a call module coupled to the network interface, the call module to embed the information about the query in a call signaling message for a telephonic connection according to the listing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: YELLOWPAGES.COM LLC
    Inventors: Mehul Jain, Scott Faber, Nitin Ahuja, Anuj Agarwal, Sean Van Der Linden, Ebbe Altberg, Ron Hirson