Patents by Inventor Ryan Connell Durham

Ryan Connell Durham 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: 20220156820
    Abstract: A system and method for providing payments is disclosed. A method can include establishing a wireless link between a mobile device and a merchant device. After an instruction is displayed on the mobile device, a combination of a first type of input and a second type of input are received on the mobile device, first type of input including at least one button press of a physical button and the second type of input received from a user to confirm a payment for the purchase. Based on the inputs, payment data is retrieved from a memory of the mobile device. The method includes receiving the payment data at the merchant device to make the purchase, wherein receiving the payment data, via the wireless link, at the merchant device to make the purchase is performed according to a protocol for communicating the payment data to the merchant device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2022
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Inventors: Thomas M. Isaacson, Ryan Connell Durham
  • Publication number: 20220148073
    Abstract: A system and method for providing payments is disclosed. A method can include establishing a wireless link between a mobile device and a merchant device. After an instruction is displayed on the mobile device, a combination of a first type of input and a second type of input are received on the mobile device, first type of input including at least one button press of a physical button and the second type of input received from a user to confirm a payment for the purchase. Based on the inputs, payment data is retrieved from a memory of the mobile device. The method includes receiving the payment data at the merchant device to make the purchase, wherein receiving the payment data, via the wireless link, at the merchant device to make the purchase is performed according to a protocol for communicating the payment data to the merchant device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Thomas M. Isaacson, Ryan Connell Durham
  • Patent number: 11282131
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and computer-readable storage devices for securely storing, at an electronic device, payment information associated with a payment account, detecting, at the electronic device, a payment operation associated with an application program. In response to the detected payment operation, the method includes determining that an input corresponding to an authorization of a payment transaction has not been locally received at the electronic device within a time period, presenting, in response to the determination, a stimulus indicating that the input corresponding to an authorization of a payment transaction has not been locally received, detecting subsequent to the stimulus presentation an authorization input, the authorization input corresponding to an authorization of a payment transaction, enabling, in response to detecting the authorization input, the payment information to be retrieved and releasing the payment information to the application program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Monticello Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Thomas M. Isaacson, Ryan Connell Durham
  • Patent number: 11250493
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, at a social media software module operating on a user device, input from a first user associated with a payment from the first user to a second user, wherein the social media software module provides a social media interaction which enables communication between the first user and the second user, receiving, in connection with use of the social media software module for the social media interaction, a payment authorization from the first user for the payment to the second user and initiating, from the social media software module and based on the payment authorization, a blockchain-based payment from the first user to the second user. This approach incorporates a cryptocurrency wallet into a social media application to reduce friction and enable easy payments between users of the social media application using a cryptocurrency for at least part of the transfer of value from one user to another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Monticello Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Thomas M. Isaacson, Ryan Connell Durham
  • Patent number: 11244377
    Abstract: Disclosed is an updated browser having an API for communicating payment data between the browser and a site or an application and a software module for processing payments of purchases and to reduce the number of user interactions needed for a purchasing process. The method includes receiving, via the user interface, an interaction by a user with an object associated with a site, the interaction indicating a user intent to make a purchase, receiving, based on the interaction and via an application programming interface, a request from the site or application for payment data in connection with the purchase and transmitting, to the site or the application and via the application programming interface, the payment data, wherein the payment data confirms the purchase or can be used to process or deliver a product associated with the purchase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: MONTICELLO ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventors: Thomas M. Isaacson, Ryan Connell Durham
  • Publication number: 20210358015
    Abstract: Disclosed are a system and process of providing social networking purchasing processes. A method includes receiving, from a posting entity and at the social networking entity, a posting or a submission of a text, an image or a video. When the submission is associated with a product within a product catalog of the posting entity, the social networking entity presents in a newsfeed of users or otherwise on the social networking entity, the text, image or video with an associated option to buy. The option to buy might be presented through a messenger application or as the user browses the posting. When there is a correlation between the posting and the product catalog, and when the user makes a purchase of the product, the user is not transitioned away from the social networking entity. Initiating a payment process occurs within the social networking entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas M. Isaacson, Ryan Connell Durham
  • Publication number: 20210350443
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed that provide for a linking of a product database across different search platforms and then managing payments by a generalized search entity such that users are not transitioned to a merchant site from advertisements or search results. A method includes establishing, at a generalized search entity, a link to a product database of a merchant, offering, by the generalized search entity and based on a correlation of search terms to the product database of the merchant, search results across at least a first search platform and a second search platform and receiving, from a user, a confirmation of a payment for a product associated with a search result presented on the first search platform by the generalized search entity. The generalized search entity processes the payment for the product without transitioning the user to a site operated by the merchant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2021
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas M. Isaacson, Ryan Connell Durham
  • Publication number: 20210326964
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method including receiving at a user device a scan of a code, initiating on the device, based on the code, a communication with a server, receiving, based on the communication and from the server, a download of a user interface, the download being independent of a full application stored on the user device, transmitting, via the software module, an identification, received from the user, of a function to perform in connection with the code, transmitting location data associated with the user device to the server and transmitting authorized data to the server based on data retrieved from either the user device or a network entity. The user can scan product codes or rental codes in the store or on a device like a scooter and receive the interactive interface for performing a function. The process eliminates the need for point of sale equipment and eliminates checkout lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas M. ISAACSON, Ryan Connell DURHAM
  • Patent number: 11080777
    Abstract: Disclosed are a system and process of providing social networking purchasing processes. A method includes receiving, from a posting entity and at the social networking entity, a posting or a submission of a text, an image or a video. When the submission is associated with a product within a product catalog of the posting entity, the social networking entity presents in a newsfeed of users or otherwise on the social networking entity, the text, image or video with an associated option to buy. The option to buy might be presented through a messenger application or as the user browses the posting. When there is a correlation between the posting and the product catalog, and when the user makes a purchase of the product, the user is not transitioned away from the social networking entity. Initiating a payment process occurs within the social networking entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: MONTICELLO ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventors: Thomas M. Isaacson, Ryan Connell Durham
  • Patent number: 11074640
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed that provide for a linking of a product database across different search platforms and then managing payments by a generalized search entity such that users are not transitioned to a merchant site from advertisements or search results. A method includes establishing, at a generalized search entity, a link to a product database of a merchant, offering, by the generalized search entity and based on a correlation of search terms to the product database of the merchant, search results across at least a first search platform and a second search platform and receiving, from a user, a confirmation of a payment for a product associated with a search result presented on the first search platform by the generalized search entity. The generalized search entity processes the payment for the product without transitioning the user to a site operated by the merchant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: MONTICELLO ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventors: Thomas M. Isaacson, Ryan Connell Durham
  • Publication number: 20210174429
    Abstract: A mobile device can establish a communication with a separate device via a single function action such as bringing the devices near to each other. A method can include establishing a communication between a mobile device and a separate device a via a wireless link, presenting an instruction associated with the potential purchase and receiving, after the instruction is displayed and interpreted by the mobile device, a combination of a first type of input and a second type of input with the mobile device, at least one of which can be a security measure to prevent unauthorized purchase. The method includes retrieving the payment data from a memory of the mobile device and transmitting the payment data via the wireless link to the separate device to make a purchase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2021
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas M. Isaacson, Ryan Connell Durham
  • Publication number: 20210174428
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and computer-readable storage devices for a new browser including multiple application programming interfaces. A method includes receiving, from a site, at a browser and via a first application programming interface that defines a first protocol for communicating data between the browser and the site, a first payment request associated with a potential purchase by a user, in response to the first payment request and based on an identification of a payment service, communicating, from the browser and via a second application programming interface that defines a second protocol for communicating data between the browser and the payment service, a second payment request to the payment service, receiving, at the browser, from the payment service, via the second application programming interface, authorized payment information and communicating, from the browser, to the site and via the first application programming interface, the authorized payment information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas M. Isaacson, Ryan Connell Durham
  • Publication number: 20210174426
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method for receiving, at a user device, data from a near-field-communication tag on an object, initiating, based on the data, a browser on the user device, navigating, based on the data and via the browser, to a site and transmitting authorized payment data or other task to the site based on payment data retrieved from either the user device or a network entity. The data can be communicated from the browser to the site through an application programming interface. Any task can be performed as well such as opening a door, starting a car, or renting a parking space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas M. ISAACSON, Ryan Connell DURHAM
  • Publication number: 20210174427
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method including presenting an input field on a user interface of a generalized search entity, wherein the generalized search entity processes data using a generalized search engine that indexes and searches both merchant sites and non-merchant sites, receiving user input in the input field and determining whether the user input corresponds to a product in a product database to yield a determination. When the determination indicates that the user input does correspond to the product in the product database, the method includes presenting a purchase-related search result, wherein the purchase-related search result is configured such that when a user interacts with the purchase-related search result and confirms a purchase associated with the purchase-related search result, the generalized search entity initiates a purchasing process for the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas M. ISAACSON, Ryan Connell DURHAM
  • Patent number: 11004139
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method including receiving, at a server and from a browser configured on a device, a request to access the server, the server being associated with a brick and mortar store, transmitting an interactive interface to the browser on the device, and receiving, from the browser on the device and via use of the interactive interface, data associated with a product in the brick and mortar store. The server transmits via a browser application programming interface that defines a protocol for communicating data between the server and the browser a request associated with a purchase of the product and receives according to the API authorized payment data. The user can scan products codes in the store using the interactive interface. The process eliminates the need for point of sale equipment and eliminates checkout lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: MONTICELLO ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventors: Thomas M. Isaacson, Ryan Connell Durham
  • Patent number: 10977716
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and computer-readable storage devices for a new browser including multiple application programming interfaces. A method includes receiving, from a site, at a browser and via a first application programming interface that defines a first protocol for communicating data between the browser and the site, a first payment request associated with a potential purchase by a user, in response to the first payment request and based on an identification of a payment service, communicating, from the browser and via a second application programming interface that defines a second protocol for communicating data between the browser and the payment service, a second payment request to the payment service, receiving, at the browser, from the payment service, via the second application programming interface, authorized payment information and communicating, from the browser, to the site and via the first application programming interface, the authorized payment information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: MONTICELLO ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventors: Thomas M. Isaacson, Ryan Connell Durham
  • Publication number: 20200402138
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed that provide for a linking of a product database across different search platforms and then managing payments by a generalized search entity such that users are not transitioned to a merchant site from advertisements or search results. A method includes establishing, at a generalized search entity, a link to a product database of a merchant, offering, by the generalized search entity and based on a correlation of search terms to the product database of the merchant, search results across at least a first search platform and a second search platform and receiving, from a user, a confirmation of a payment for a product associated with a search result presented on the first search platform by the generalized search entity. The generalized search entity processes the payment for the product without transitioning the user to a site operated by the merchant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas M. Isaacson, Ryan Connell Durham
  • Publication number: 20200382480
    Abstract: Disclosed are a system and process of providing social networking purchasing processes. A method includes receiving, from a posting entity and at the social networking entity, a posting or a submission of a text, an image or a video. When the submission is associated with a product within a product catalog of the posting entity, the social networking entity presents in a newsfeed of users or otherwise on the social networking entity, the text, image or video with an associated option to buy. The option to buy might be presented through a messenger application or as the user browses the posting. When there is a correlation between the posting and the product catalog, and when the user makes a purchase of the product, the user is not transitioned away from the social networking entity. Initiating a payment process occurs within the social networking entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas M. Isaacson, Ryan Connell Durham
  • Publication number: 20200358749
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and computer-readable storage devices for a new browser including multiple application programming interfaces. A method includes receiving, from a site, at a browser and via a first application programming interface that defines a first protocol for communicating data between the browser and the site, a first payment request associated with a potential purchase by a user, in response to the first payment request and based on an identification of a payment service, communicating, from the browser and via a second application programming interface that defines a second protocol for communicating data between the browser and the payment service, a second payment request to the payment service, receiving, at the browser, from the payment service, via the second application programming interface, authorized payment information and communicating, from the browser, to the site and via the first application programming interface, the authorized payment information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas M. Isaacson, Ryan Connell Durham
  • Patent number: 10832310
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method including presenting an input field on a user interface of a generalized search entity, wherein the generalized search entity processes data using a generalized search engine that indexes and searches both merchant sites and non-merchant sites, receiving user input in the input field and determining whether the user input corresponds to a product in a product database to yield a determination. When the determination indicates that the user input does correspond to the product in the product database, the method includes presenting a purchase-related search result, wherein the purchase-related search result is configured such that when a user interacts with the purchase-related search result and confirms a purchase associated with the purchase-related search result, the generalized search entity initiates a purchasing process for the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: MONTICELLO ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventors: Thomas M. Isaacson, Ryan Connell Durham