Patents by Inventor Rahul Nair

Rahul Nair 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: 9773045
    Abstract: Search results may include both objective results and person results. In one example, a search query is evaluated to determine whether it is the type of query that a user might want to ask to a friend. If the query is of such a type, then the search engine may examine a social graph to determine which friends of the user who entered the query may have information that is relevant to answering the query. If such friends exist, then the friends may be displayed along with objective search results, along with an explanation of each friend's relevance to the query. Clicking on a person in the results may cause a conversation to be initiated with that person, thereby allowing the user who entered the query to ask his or her friend about the subject of the query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Sandy Wong, Wei Mu, Jun Yin, Rahul Nair, Simon King, Srinivasan Badrinarayanan, Xavier Legros, Michael Ching, Kevin Haas, Shubha Nabar
  • Patent number: 9741074
    Abstract: A system or method is provided to allow users to share or donate a portion of their credit line to others. In particular, the system may provide an interface between credit line donors and recipients and allow a user's friends or family to donate portions of their credit lines to the user. With the system serving as an intermediary between the borrowers and the lenders, the credit line donation arrangement may be hidden from the lenders. The system may manage the distribution of the credit line from the five donor friends to the beneficiary friend. Further, the system may manage the payoff or pay back of the credit lines from the beneficiary friend back to the lenders. In particular, based on the donation arrangement, the system may receive the payoff amount from the beneficiary user and distribute the payoff back to the lenders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventor: Rahul Nair
  • Publication number: 20170201624
    Abstract: A system and method includes one or more processors one or more processors coupled to a memory. The one or more processors may execute instructions from the memory to perform the steps including receiving an audio communications request from a first user device of a user, identifying a second user device of the user in response to receiving the audio communications request, providing a suggestion that the user use the second user device with the system, receiving a response from the user responding to the suggestion, establishing a communication channel with the second user device, and providing content associated with the audio communications request to the second user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Inventors: Billy Runyan, Liang Xi, Rahul Nair
  • Publication number: 20170195268
    Abstract: Systems and methods for delivering physical mail via email are provided. A mail delivery service provider scans the front and back of physical mail items and converts the physical mail to an email message. From the email inbox, a user can trash the email and not allow it to reach the user's physical mailbox and/or respond to the physical mail virtually.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventor: Rahul Nair
  • Publication number: 20170193590
    Abstract: Methods and systems for webpage workflows with pooled payments are described. A user or a system may define a flow and individual transactions may be added to create a pooled transaction. The pooled transaction may be processed as one transaction. The pooled transaction may also be canceled or returned as one transaction. In certain embodiments, a transaction device and/or customer relationship management system may analyze the pooled transaction and provided suggestions to aid the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Rahul Nair, Eric Byungho Min
  • Publication number: 20170195182
    Abstract: A system and method for task monitoring that communicates with a device to determine the occurrence of a parameter and changing a rate of transfer based on the occurrence of the parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventor: Rahul NAIR
  • Publication number: 20170161825
    Abstract: A system and/or method may be provided for providing a financing offer to the user based on a user's browsing session. An example method includes monitoring a browsing session of a user. The method also includes detecting, based on monitoring the browsing session, an action indicating that the user will purchase a product from a merchant during the browsing session. The method further includes providing, based on the action, the user with a user selectable option to accept a financing offer for the purchase of the product. The financing offer is associated with a lender and specifies a set of offer terms. The method also includes in response to a determination that the user has accepted the financing offer, debiting a lender account associated with the lender, crediting a merchant account associated with the merchant, and establishing an agreement of the financing offer between the user and lender.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventor: Rahul Nair
  • Publication number: 20170161783
    Abstract: A system and/or method may be provided for providing a financing offer to the user based on a user's browsing session. An example method includes monitoring a browsing session of a user. The method also includes detecting, based on monitoring the browsing session, an action indicating that the user will purchase a product from a merchant during the browsing session. The method further includes providing, based on the action, the user with a user selectable option to accept a financing offer for the purchase of the product. The financing offer is associated with a lender and specifies a set of offer terms. The method also includes in response to a determination that the user has accepted the financing offer, debiting a lender account associated with the lender, crediting a merchant account associated with the merchant, and establishing an agreement of the financing offer between the user and lender.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventor: Rahul Nair
  • Publication number: 20170147631
    Abstract: A system and/or method may be provided for publishing a user's updated account information to one or more entities. An example centralized platform system stores a plurality of central accounts of a user, where each central account corresponds with an account that the user has with another entity. The centralized platform system receives a user's updated account information associated with a central account and updates stale account information at the centralized platform system with the user's updated account information. The centralized platform system may identify a set of central accounts at the centralized platform system linked to the updated account information, identify a set of accounts that the user has with one or more other entities and that correspond with the set of central accounts, and publish the user's updated account information to the one or more entities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Rahul Nair, Melissa Hudson-Benash
  • Publication number: 20170132583
    Abstract: Systems and methods for accelerating availability of funds involved in a money transfer from a first user account at a first financial institution to a second user account at a second financial institution. An example method includes receiving a first message from the first financial institution that indicates intent to transfer a monetary amount from the first user account to the second user account. Upon receiving the message, it is determined whether the second user account is associated with a money cache account and if so, transferring at least a portion of the indicated monetary amount from the money cache account to the second user account. At a later time, a second message is received from the first financial institution that includes the monetary amount to be transferred. The second message is processed by transferring at least a portion of the received monetary amount to the money cache account.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Inventor: Rahul Nair
  • Patent number: 9636065
    Abstract: A leakage detecting implant can detect leakage of body fluid from an incision, resection, or other internal surgical site in a subject. The leakage detecting implant can include: one or more biodegradable colorant members having a tissue-contacting inner surface and an opposite outer surface; a resilient member having an inner surface coupled to the outer surface of the one or more colorant members; and a cover member having a body with an internal chamber and an opening on a tissue-contacting side, the internal chamber containing the resilient member and at least a portion of the one or more biodegradable colorant members with the tissue-contacting inner surface exposed through the opening, the cover member having an inner surface of the internal chamber coupled to an outer surface of the resilient member, the tissue-contacting side having one or more affixation surfaces adapted to be affixed to tissue of a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventors: Prashant Borkar, Mangesh Patankar, Rahul Nair, Cinish Puthiyedathu Varghese
  • Patent number: 9609126
    Abstract: A system and method includes one or more processors one or more processors coupled to a memory. The one or more processors may execute instructions from the memory to perform the steps including receiving an audio communications request from a first user device of a user, identifying a second user device of the user in response to receiving the audio communications request, providing a suggestion that the user use the second user device with the system, receiving a response from the user responding to the suggestion, establishing a communication channel with the second user device, and providing content associated with the audio communications request to the second user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventors: Billy Runyan, Liang Xi, Rahul Nair
  • Publication number: 20170061786
    Abstract: A diagnosis system for an adaptive signal control system in a network, the diagnosis system including a traffic state identification device configured to estimate a traffic state describing a supply-demand mismatch by identifying a relationship between real time data feed from a sensor and a control strategy of said adaptive signal control system and a network transition model device configured to diagnose the supply-demand mismatch and an evolution of the supply-demand mismatch on a network level based on said relationship and infrastructure data of the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Eric P. Bouillet, Thanh Lam Hoang, Rahul Nair, Alessandra Pascale
  • Publication number: 20170004483
    Abstract: There are provided systems and methods for authentication depending on device capabilities and user requests based on situational information collected in advance of a device becoming non-operational. A user may wish to utilize some device process, such as access and use of a device application or other module. For example, a user may wish to utilize a payment application of the communication device, or authenticate the user using a service provider accessible through the communication device. If the communication device becomes non-operational (e.g., lack of power or signal strength), the user may be prevented from authenticating through the communication device. Thus, the user may establish a limited use authentication credential from situational data to the user and device (e.g., location or current image) that allows the user to authenticate with the service provider. The authentication credential may be limited to a location, amount, and/or type of authentication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventors: Billy Henry Runyan, Marty Jorgensen, Mohammad Zunaid Siddique, Rahul Nair, Eduardo Batlle, Mike Benjamin Bowman, Rashmi Singh Prakash
  • Publication number: 20160371390
    Abstract: A system and method for deriving income from URL based context queries. A URL based user context query is received over a network from a user, wherein the user context comprises at least one user context criteria. A query is formulated based on the context criteria so as to search for user profile data, social network data, spatial data, temporal data, topical data and context query bid data that is available via the network and relates to the context so as to identify entries in a context query bid database that relate to user context criteria. A dynamic webpage is generated having content relating to the query and advertisements associated with the selected bid are inserted into the webpage. The dynamic webpage is transmitted to the user. The advertiser associated with the selected bid is charged a fee when a user interface event relating to the dynamic webpage occurs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Rahul Nair, Marc Eliot Davis, Christopher William Higgins, Simon P. King
  • Publication number: 20160343049
    Abstract: A central listings engine comprises at least one processor programmed to receive a central listing associated with a target offering, the central listing including a plurality of data elements, the target offering including one of a product and a service a seller is presenting for sale through e-commerce, the plurality of data elements including a first subset of data elements including identification of a first online marketplace and a second subset of data elements including identification of a second online marketplace. The central listings engine also generates first and second listing creation requests associated with the target offering, and further transmits the first listing creation request to first marketplace to create a first local listing for the target offering on the first online marketplace, and transmits the second listing creation request to second marketplace to create a second local listing for the target offering on the second online marketplace.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventor: Rahul Nair
  • Publication number: 20160344870
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for providing interactive voice response (IVR) valet services are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventor: Rahul Nair
  • Publication number: 20160337516
    Abstract: A system and method includes one or more processors one or more processors coupled to a memory. The one or more processors may execute instructions from the memory to perform the steps including receiving an audio communications request from a first user device of a user, identifying a second user device of the user in response to receiving the audio communications request, providing a suggestion that the user use the second user device with the system, receiving a response from the user responding to the suggestion, establishing a communication channel with the second user device, and providing content associated with the audio communications request to the second user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: Billy Runyan, Liang Xi, Rahul Nair
  • Patent number: 9483938
    Abstract: A diagnosis system for an adaptive signal control system in a network, the diagnosis system including a traffic state identification device configured to estimate a traffic state describing a supply-demand mismatch by identifying a relationship between real time data feed from a sensor and a control strategy of said adaptive signal control system and a network transition model device configured to diagnose the supply-demand mismatch and an evolution of the supply-demand mismatch on a network level based on said relationship and infrastructure data of the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eric P. Bouillet, Thanh Lam Hoang, Rahul Nair, Alessandra Pascale
  • Publication number: 20160292783
    Abstract: There are provided systems and methods for an online marketplace having a network of qualified user offers. A service provider may offer an online marketplace to connect lenders and borrowers. A lender may establish a financial offer with the online marketplace by entering at least an amount that the lender wishes to provide to a borrower to the online marketplace. The lender may also establish terms for acceptance of the financial offer, including required collateral, which may take the form of a virtual asset of the borrower. The borrower may access the online marketplace to search and browse financial offers. Once the borrower finds and/or negotiates an acceptable offer, the borrower may receive the amount for the offer after completing the terms of acceptance, including providing the virtual asset to the lender. The lender may then prevent access and/or use of the virtual asset in the event of default.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventor: Rahul Nair