Patents by Inventor Thomas M. Isaacson

Thomas M. Isaacson 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: 20190306137
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process of providing social networking entity purchasing processes. A method includes receiving, from a posting entity and at the social networking entity, a posting. When the posting is associated with a product within a product catalog of the posting entity, the social networking entity transmits the posting through the social networking entity with an option to buy. 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 process associated with the purchase of the product occurs within the social networking entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas M. Isaacson, Ryan Connell Durham
  • Publication number: 20190281030
    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: May 23, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas M. ISAACSON, Ryan Connell DURHAM
  • Patent number: 10366429
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods for providing browser payment request application programming interface for simplifying a payment process on a site. The method includes presenting, on a graphical user interface managed by a browser, a presentation, the presentation being received from a site over a network, receiving, via the user interface and from a user, an interaction with the presentation, receiving, at the browser and via a browser payment request application programming interface that manages communication of data between the site and the browser for processing a payment, a request from the site for payment data for the user and transmitting, to the site and via the browser payment request application programming interface, the payment data, wherein the payment data can be used to process a payment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: MONTICELLO ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventors: Thomas M. Isaacson, Ryan C. Durham
  • Publication number: 20190230070
    Abstract: Disclosed is a device including a processor, a computer-readable storage device and a software module stored on the computer-readable storage device, the software module configured with a software module application programming interface programmed that defines a protocol for communicating data between an application on the device and the software module. The module receives, from the application operating on the device, a request associated with a purchase from the application, wherein the request comprises information about the purchase, receives the authorized payment data and transmits, via the software module application programming interface and to the application, the authorized payment data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas M. Isaacson, Ryan Connell Durham
  • Patent number: 10346878
    Abstract: A system, method and computer-readable medium are disclosed for presenting an advertisement message associated with a multi-media message. The multi-media message is prepared by a sender using text and sender inserted emoticons in the text, and delivered audibly by an animated entity. The method uses a plurality of stored advertising messages from which to choose and advertising message to display. The method includes performing an emoticon analysis of the emoticons inserted by the sender, choosing an advertising message from the plurality of stored advertising messages according to the emoticon analysis and displaying the chosen advertising message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P.
    Inventors: Joern Ostermann, Mehmet Reha Civanlar, Barbara Buda, Thomas M. Isaacson
  • Patent number: 10332170
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods for providing a buy option to social networking communications. The method includes communicating with a social networking site that posts text, images and/or videos from posting entities to receiving entities. The posting can have data that points to a product database. The data is processed to determine whether there is a sale-related intent with the posting. The data is used to access a database of products for sale from a merchant. When the sale-related intent applies, the system transmits the posting through the social networking site with a buy button associated with the transmission such that a recipient can easily purchase a product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: MONTICELLO ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventors: Thomas M. Isaacson, Ryan C. Durham
  • Publication number: 20190141021
    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: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas M. ISAACSON, Ryan Connell DURHAM
  • Publication number: 20190073644
    Abstract: A system transfers money to a recipient's payment card account, without requiring an additional payment card or without acquiring a recipient's payment card or account information. A recipient registers a payment account with a service provider. A system receives an identification, generated from an entity such as a business or a person, of the recipient and information associated with an electronic notice to be transmitted to a device associated with the recipient. The system transmits the notice (advertisement or offer) to the device, the notice being associated with the recipient payment account and being transmitted prior to the recipient buying product or service associated with the notice using the recipient payment account. The notice can be associated with a network merchant category or network merchant ID for managing a gift credit identified in the notice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas M. ISAACSON, Ryan C. DURHAM, Jason WOLFE, Patrick LEDBETTER, Adam LUDWIG
  • Publication number: 20190007381
    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: September 10, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas M. ISAACSON, Ryan Connell DURHAM
  • Patent number: 10152756
    Abstract: Disclosed is an approach for enabling a user to choose from multiple payment options using a browser API. The method includes determining whether a user interfacing with a site via a browser can make a payment via a first browser payment request application programming interface or a second browser payment request application programming interface. The method includes presenting a dynamically modified buy button that is associated with the selected browser or a user payment account enabled via the selected browser and transmitting, in connection with an interaction with the dynamically modified buy button, a payment request to the selected browser and via the selected browser payment request application programming interface. The user can make the payment using the account type they are using.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: MONTICELLO ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventors: Thomas M. Isaacson, Ryan Connell Durham
  • Patent number: 10121186
    Abstract: Disclosed is an approach for managing a transition from the first site to a destination merchant site and a deep link state. A method aspect includes receiving an interaction from a user with an object associated with an advertisement for a product, the advertisement being presented via a first site presented within a browser, transitioning the user from the first site to a destination merchant site in a deep link state. The transitioning process includes retrieving data from the browser and using the data from the browser to enable the user to transition from the first site to the destination merchant site in the deep link state. The deep link state enables the user to purchase the product via an interaction with a purchase object without manually entering payment account data or user address data. The deep link state can enable a “one click” purchasing experience after the transition from the first site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: MONTICELLO ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventors: Thomas M. Isaacson, Ryan Connell Durham
  • Patent number: 10121127
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for managing a group gift using a system in which a recipient (purchaser of the group gift) and givers have registered payment accounts with the system. The system displays, on a graphical user interface, at least the giver and the recipient to yield a proposed transfer configuration at a first time. A gift or a merchant can also be identified in the interface. Upon receiving a confirmation from at least one of the giver and the receiver of the proposed transfer configuration, the system establishes a money transfer policy that indicates that, upon detecting a qualifying purchase made using the recipient payment account, at least a portion of a transfer amount is applied to the recipient payment account from at least one giver account. The system simplifies the process of a group of people joining together to buy a gift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: GiftYa LLC
    Inventors: Thomas M. Isaacson, Ryan C. Durham, Patrick Ledbetter, Adam Ludwig
  • Publication number: 20180315040
    Abstract: Technologies for unwrappable virtual egifts enabling recipients to redeem gift credits using payment accounts. In some examples, a system identifies a merchant associated with a giver, the giver being associated with a giver payment account and a recipient being associated with a recipient payment account. The system associates a policy with the gift credit and generates an image underlay identifying the gift credit and an image overlay hiding the image underlay and gift credit, the image overlay including a separable flap having a portion that appears unadhered to the image underlay, the separable flap being configured to trigger, in response to an input, an animated unwrapping effect that removes the image overlay to reveal the image underlay and gift credit. The system presents the image overlay and, in response to receiving the input, generates the animated unwrapping effect to remove the image overlay and reveal the image underlay.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas M. ISAACSON, Ryan C. DURHAM, Jason WOLFE, Patrick LEDBETTER, Adam LUDWIG
  • Publication number: 20180232817
    Abstract: Disclosed is an approach for enabling a user to choose from multiple payment options using a browser API. The method includes determining whether a user interfacing with a site via a browser can make a payment via a first browser payment request application programming interface or a second browser payment request application programming interface. The method includes presenting a dynamically modified buy button that is associated with the selected browser or a user payment account enabled via the selected browser and transmitting, in connection with an interaction with the dynamically modified buy button, a payment request to the selected browser and via the selected browser payment request application programming interface. The user can make the payment using the account type they are using.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas M. ISAACSON, Ryan Connell DURHAM
  • Patent number: 10002396
    Abstract: Disclosed is an approach for receiving, via a user interface of a browser, user input in an input field and presenting an object in response to the user input, the object configured such that when a user interacts with the object, the method includes transitioning the user to a second site associated with the object, filling the user input into a second site input field and causing the user input to be processed at the second site as though the user entered the user input into the second site input field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: MONTICELLO ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventors: Thomas M. Isaacson, Ryan C. Durham
  • Publication number: 20180165675
    Abstract: A system transfers money to a recipient's payment card account, without requiring an additional payment card or without acquiring a recipient's payment card or account information. A recipient registers a payment account with a service provider. A system receives an identification, generated from an entity such as a business or a person, of the recipient and information associated with an electronic notice to be transmitted to a device associated with the recipient. The system transmits the notice (advertisement or offer) to the device, the notice being associated with the recipient payment account and being transmitted prior to the recipient buying product or service associated with the notice using the recipient payment account. The notice can be associated with a network merchant category or network merchant ID for managing a gift credit identified in the notice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas M. Isaacson, Ryan C. DURHAM, Jason WOLFE, Patrick LEDBETTER, Adam LUDWIG
  • Patent number: 9922380
    Abstract: Disclosed is an approach for providing a payment capability in a dialog. The method includes receiving, via a messenger application and as part of a dialog between a site and a user, an input from the user, presenting user text associated with the input in the messenger application, responding, as part of the dialog and by the site, to the input with a response, presenting response text associated with the spoken response in the messenger application, and identifying a product the user desires to purchase from the site. Based on a buy interaction by the user, the method includes receiving, at a browser and via a browser payment request API, a payment request for payment data of the user for purchasing the product and, in response to the payment request, communicating, from the browser and via the browser payment request API, payment information to the site for purchasing the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: MONTICELLO ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventors: Thomas M. Isaacson, Ryan Connell Durham
  • Patent number: 9922381
    Abstract: Disclosed is an approach for coordinating via two browser APIs with a payment service. The method includes receiving input from a user indicating a desire to purchase a product from a merchant site, and receiving, based on the input, at a browser and via a first API between the browser and the merchant site, a payment request from the merchant site for payment data. In response to the payment request, the method includes communicating, from the browser and via a second API between the browser and the payment service, a payment request event to the payment service, wherein the payment service can process a payment for the product. The method includes receiving, at the browser and from the payment service and via the second API, a confirmation of the payment and communicating, from the browser and via the first API to the merchant site, the confirmation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: MONTICELLO ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventors: Thomas M. Isaacson, Ryan Connell Durham
  • Patent number: 9881299
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for receiving data from a giver at a first time, the data being used to identify a merchant at which a gift from the giver to a recipient is redeemable. The system presents a group of merchants associated with the data to the giver, each merchant of the group of merchants offering a promotion in connection with the gift. The system receives from the giver a selection of a chosen merchant from the group of merchants, the chosen merchant having an associated promotion. The system then generates a policy comprising the gift, the chosen merchant, and the associated promotion such that upon receiving an indication of a triggering event caused by the recipient, the system can apply the gift and the associated promotion according to the policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: GIFTYA LLC
    Inventors: Thomas M. Isaacson, Ryan C. Durham, Jason Wolfe, Lewis C. Amicone, III, Patrick Ledbetter, Adam Ludwig
  • Publication number: 20180025442
    Abstract: Disclosed is an approach for processing cryptocurrency payments via a payment request application programming interface. A method includes receiving, from a site, at a browser and via the payment request application programming interface, a request associated with a potential purchase, wherein the request includes an identification of a cryptocurrency payment method accepted by the site and transmitting, to the site, from the browser and via the API, data indicating that a user of the browser can pay for the potential purchase via the cryptocurrency payment method accepted by the site. The method includes retrieving via the API cryptocurrency payment information for the potential purchase and populating a cryptocurrency wallet with the cryptocurrency payment information for automatic payment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas M. ISAACSON, Ryan Connell DURHAM