Patents by Inventor Michael Christopher Wenneman

Michael Christopher Wenneman 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: 9692738
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for facilitating item returns on behalf of customers of an electronic commerce site. Embodiments of the disclosure can, in one example, facilitate item returns on behalf of a buyer where the seller is a seller in a multi-seller marketplace. A return shipping label can be generated on behalf of the seller as well as communications between buyer and seller archived in the event of a subsequent dispute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Christopher Wenneman, Joseph S. Trelin, Aaron D. Kujat, Nicholas J. Morren
  • Patent number: 9618346
    Abstract: Various embodiments can predict a user's intended driving route in order to provide the user with traffic warnings for traffic conditions along the same. A user's driving route, in at least one embodiment, is predicted by collecting travel data, such as information associated with the date, time, location, and direction for trips made within a network of roads over time. Instead of keeping the travel data anonymous, the travel data is associate or linked to the user's account or stored in a user profile in order to build a history of travel patterns for the user over time. The travel patterns can then be used to predict when a user is going to travel or make a trip and, upon identifying a context indicative of a travel pattern, traffic information for a route associated with the pattern is obtained and provided to the user's computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Christopher Wenneman, Samuel S. Gigliotti
  • Patent number: 9430858
    Abstract: Theme-differentiated maps are generated from conventional two and three-dimensional mapping data. Dynamic cartography models are applied to the data to deliver maps with stylized topographies. In response to a search request from a client device for a map, points-of-interest within a geographic area resulting from the search are identified. Renderable representations of the points-of-interest are altered to differentiate the search results from other features in the geographic area. The resulting renderable representations are then transmitted to the client device for rendering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Robin Kim Har, Lorian MacLean Kiesel Taylor, Vikram Gul Advani, Michael Christopher Wenneman
  • Patent number: 9122943
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a method for randomly selecting a region on a map for testing and a map of the region can be generated using multiple map rendering engines. A screenshot of each of the generated maps can be obtained and text associated with map labels, such as street, city, and attraction names, can be recognized using an optical character recognition (OCR) engine. At this point, the recognized text from each rendering engine can then be compared to identify at least one error or inconsistency. In at least one embodiment, categories of errors that need most attention in the specific geographic areas can be identified and a human quality assurance tester can isolate these instances and narrow down the same to identify the rendering or data problem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard John Muszynski, Scott Robert Parish, Clayton Matthew Magouyrk, Samir Bhayyaji Khobragade, Michael Christopher Wenneman
  • Patent number: 9109921
    Abstract: Various embodiments enable a user to navigate within an application where features of the navigation vary depending on a context of the user or particular features of the application. For example, a user could request directions, in a turn-by-turn mode of the computing device, to a destination. Accordingly, mapping information for a region and a route to the destination through the region can be displayed. Along with the mapping information, a navigation element can be displayed that enables the user to navigate through the mapping information. In one example, the navigation element is displayed off-center from the mapping information such that it does not obscure the mapping information while the user provides touch inputs to navigate within the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J. Furio, David Adam Edelstein, Scott Allen Dixon, Michael Christopher Wenneman, Robert King Myers, Michael Zohar Podwal
  • Patent number: 9104293
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a graphical element displayed through a mapping application that visually represents at least one point of interest (POI) data point on a map for a location. In one example, a single multi-dimensional graphical element can identify a location and identity of multiple POIs associated with the same geocode or physical location on a map, such as a multi-tenant building. In this example, each surface of the graphical element may represent a different POI. In another example, a multi-dimensional graphical element can identify a location and information for a single POI. In this example, each surface can represent different information, such as a surface for customer reviews, a surface for store hours, address, or contact information, a surface for a restaurant's menu, a surface for promotions, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald A. Kornfeld, Michael Christopher Wenneman, Michael Z. Podwal
  • Publication number: 20140330505
    Abstract: Various embodiments can predict a user's intended driving route in order to provide the user with traffic warnings for traffic conditions along the same. A user's driving route, in at least one embodiment, is predicted by collecting travel data, such as information associated with the date, time, location, and direction for trips made within a network of roads over time. Instead of keeping the travel data anonymous, the travel data is associate or linked to the user's account or stored in a user profile in order to build a history of travel patterns for the user over time. The travel patterns can then be used to predict when a user is going to travel or make a trip and, upon identifying a context indicative of a travel pattern, traffic information for a route associated with the pattern is obtained and provided to the user's computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Michael Christopher Wenneman, Samuel S. Gigliotti
  • Patent number: 8781716
    Abstract: Various embodiments can predict a user's intended driving route in order to provide the user with traffic warnings for traffic conditions along the same. A user's driving route, in at least one embodiment, is predicted by collecting travel data, such as information associated with the date, time, location, and direction for trips made within a network of roads over time. Instead of keeping the travel data anonymous, the travel data is associate or linked to the user's account or stored in a user profile in order to build a history of travel patterns for the user over time. The travel patterns can then be used to predict when a user is going to travel or make a trip and, upon identifying a context indicative of a travel pattern, traffic information for a route associated with the pattern is obtained and provided to the user's computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Christopher Wenneman, Samuel S. Gigliotti