Patents by Inventor Vikram Srinivasan

Vikram Srinivasan 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: 10796305
    Abstract: A computer system monitors a private network for presence of data traffic. In one embodiment, the private network is a retail environment in which a customer purchases an item scanned at a point-of-sale terminal. The data traffic can be point-of-sale transaction information generated in response to purchase of the item at the point-of-sale terminal. Subsequent to detecting presence of the data traffic in the network, the computer system analyzes the data traffic to identify private information in the data traffic. To protect the private information from improper disclosure to unauthorized entities, the computer system modifies the data traffic. Thus, techniques herein can include detecting occurrence of one or more point-of-sale events in a private network, anonymizing the event information (e.g., data traffic), and forwarding the anonymized event information associated with the point-of-sale events out of the private network to a remote resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Farrow, Malay Kundu, Joshua Migdal, Vikram Srinivasan
  • Publication number: 20200311800
    Abstract: A service may provide an e-commerce platform through which users may search for, view, and purchase products. To ensure users receive relevant results when querying for particular products or product classes, a list of ranked classes may be generated, from which the query results are based. For example, products may be classified into classes and particular text from search data may be associated with one or more of the products based on click log data. For instance, input text from previously performed queries may be associated with products interacted with following those queries (e.g., products clicked on to view/purchase). Training data that associates the particular text with the respective one or more classes into which the clicked on products are classified may be generated, and in response to receiving a query including the particular text as input, the list of ranked classes may be generated based on the training data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: VIKRAM SRINIVASAN, SRINIVASAN SESHADRI, RICHARD WANG
  • Patent number: 10757627
    Abstract: System and method for seamless switching between operator networks is disclosed. The present invention relates to communication networks and, more particularly, to switching between operators in communication networks. A network element termed as the service aggregator is provided that resides in the operator's network and acts as an intermediate between the mobile user and the operator. In addition, a switching module is provided on the mobile device of the user that interacts with the service aggregator to perform switching. Base station continuously broadcasts signaling information to the mobile device. Based on such signaling information received, the mobile device decides if it wishes to switch to another operator's network. The service aggregator establishes connection with the service gateway of the new network. Further, service aggregator sends handover signal and the mobile device switches seamlessly to the new operator's network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Vikram Srinivasan, Supratim Deb, Kanthi Nagaraj
  • Patent number: 10719716
    Abstract: A system detects a transaction outcome by obtaining video data associated with a transaction area and analyzing the video data to obtain at least one video transaction parameter concerning transactions associated with the transaction area. The transaction area can be a video count of items indicated in the video data as detected by an automated item detection algorithm applied to the video data. The system obtains at least one expected transaction parameter concerning an expected transaction that occurs in the transaction area, such as a scan count of items scanned at a point of sale terminal. The system automatically compares the video transaction parameter(s) to the expected transaction parameter(s) to identify a transaction outcome that may indicate fraudulent activity such as sweethearting in a retail environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Malay Kundu, Vikram Srinivasan, Joshua Migdal, Xiaowei Chen
  • Patent number: 10690585
    Abstract: A system includes a plurality of movable members and an electromagnetic wave probe disposed within at least one movable member among the plurality of movable members. The actuation system is coupled to the plurality of movable members. The actuation system is configured to actuate and removably position the plurality of movable members to form a wave guide around at least a portion of an outer peripheral surface of the pipe assembly and position the electromagnetic wave probe proximate to the portion of the outer peripheral surface of the pipe assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Vikram Reddy Melapudi, Megha Navalgund, Manikandasriram Srinivasan Ramanagopal, Prafull Sharma
  • Patent number: 10657138
    Abstract: Techniques for managing continuous queries that include subqueries are provided. In some examples, a continuous query that includes at least a subquery may be identified. Additionally, the subquery may be processed to obtain a first result or generate a logical subquery plan. Further, in some instances, the continuous query may then be processed based at least in part on the first result from the subquery or by merging a logical continuous query plan with the logical subquery plan. This may result in obtaining a second result via querying a data source with the continuous query that is based at least in part on the first result from the subquery and/or the merged plans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Anand Srinivasan, Vikram Shukla, Unmesh Anil Deshmukh
  • Patent number: 10489406
    Abstract: Techniques for counting event changes with archived relations are provided. In some examples, a query that identifies at least a data object may be identified. Additionally, the query may be evaluated against historical data associated with the data object. Additionally, in some instances, a listening service may be registered with the data object. Further, the query may be evaluated based at least in part on the data object and the historical data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey Toillion, Unmesh Anil Deshmukh, Anand Srinivasan, Vikram Shukla
  • Patent number: 10430830
    Abstract: A method and system are disclosed. The method includes generating uncertain user data corresponding to a user of the user device and transmitting the uncertain user data to a remote computing device. The uncertain user data includes a combination of actual user data and noise data. The method includes receiving an advertisement response message from the remote computing device that includes a plurality of conditional ad objects, each conditional ad object including ad content, one or more access mechanisms, and one or more conditions. The method further includes selecting one or more of the plurality of conditional ad objects based on the actual user data and the one or more conditions defined in the selected conditional ad objects. Furthermore, the method includes displaying, for each selected conditional ad object, an advertisement that is based on the ad content and at least one access mechanism defined in the conditional ad object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eric Glover, Nikhil Vikram Srinivasan
  • Publication number: 20190258870
    Abstract: A system detects a transaction outcome by obtaining video data associated with a transaction area and analyzing the video data to obtain at least one video transaction parameter concerning transactions associated with the transaction area. The transaction area can be a video count of items indicated in the video data as detected by an automated item detection algorithm applied to the video data. The system obtains at least one expected transaction parameter concerning an expected transaction that occurs in the transaction area, such as a scan count of items scanned at a point of sale terminal. The system automatically compares the video transaction parameter(s) to the expected transaction parameter(s) to identify a transaction outcome that may indicate fraudulent activity such as sweethearting in a retail environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Malay Kundu, Vikram Srinivasan, Joshua Migdal, Xiaowei Chen
  • Patent number: 10318818
    Abstract: A system detects a transaction outcome by obtaining video data associated with a transaction area and analyzing the video data to obtain at least one video transaction parameter concerning transactions associated with the transaction area. The transaction area can be a video count of items indicated in the video data as detected by an automated item detection algorithm applied to the video data. The system obtains at least one expected transaction parameter concerning an expected transaction that occurs in the transaction area, such as a scan count of items scanned at a point of sale terminal. The system automatically compares the video transaction parameter(s) to the expected transaction parameter(s) to identify a transaction outcome that may indicate fraudulent activity such as sweethearting in a retail environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Stoplift
    Inventors: Malay Kundu, Vikram Srinivasan, Joshua Migdal, Xiaowei Chen
  • Publication number: 20190005475
    Abstract: A system and method for converting an environmental signal surrounding the checkout terminal to a transmission signal is disclosed. The system verifies the accuracy of the transaction at the checkout terminal by analyzing the transmission signal produced by a signal transmission device, which activates upon a detection of a predetermined environmental signal caused around the vicinity of the checkout terminal. The detection of the predetermined environmental signal is performed by a sensor apparatus placed at the checkout terminal which monitors and senses environmental signals during the transaction of an item being purchased at a store.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Vikram Srinivasan, Joshua Migdal, Malay Kundu
  • Patent number: 10115023
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus provide for a Cart Inspector to create a suspicion level for a transaction when a video image of the transaction portrays an item(s) left in a shopping cart. Specifically, the Cart Inspector obtains video data associated with a time(s) of interest. The video data originates from a video camera that monitors a transaction area. The Cart Inspector analyzes the video data with respect to target image(s) associated with a transaction in the transaction area during the time(s) of interest. The Cart Inspector creates an indication of a suspicion level for the transaction based on analysis of the target image(s). Creation of a high suspicion level for the transaction indicates that the transaction's corresponding video images most likely portray occurrences where the purchase price of an item transported through the transaction area was not included in the total amount paid by the customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Stoplift, Inc.
    Inventors: Malay Kundu, Brian Frank O'Donnell, Matthew K. Farrow, Vikram Srinivasan, Joshua Migdal
  • Publication number: 20180300653
    Abstract: A distributed machine learning system and method are disclosed. According to some implementations of this disclosure, the method includes identifying one or more available computing resources and receiving a task object that indicates a training job to perform. The method includes retrieving a container image based on the type of model architecture. The container image includes the model architecture and a filesystem. The method includes retrieving and mounting a base model to the filesystem of the container image. The method further includes retrieving and mounting a volume of training data to the filesystem of the container image to obtain a training container. In some implementations, the method further includes executing the training container on at least one of the one or more available computing resources and receiving a trained model from the container after the container completes the training job. The method further includes storing the trained model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Nikhil Vikram Srinivasan, Alexander Simon Kern
  • Publication number: 20160371729
    Abstract: A method and system are disclosed. The method includes generating uncertain user data corresponding to a user of the user device and transmitting the uncertain user data to a remote computing device. The uncertain user data includes a combination of actual user data and noise data. The method includes receiving an advertisement response message from the remote computing device that includes a plurality of conditional ad objects, each conditional ad object including ad content, one or more access mechanisms, and one or more conditions. The method further includes selecting one or more of the plurality of conditional ad objects based on the actual user data and the one or more conditions defined in the selected conditional ad objects. Furthermore, the method includes displaying, for each selected conditional ad object, an advertisement that is based on the ad content and at least one access mechanism defined in the conditional ad object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Eric GLOVER, Nikhil Vikram SRINIVASAN
  • Publication number: 20160132733
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus provide for a Cart Inspector to create a suspicion level for a transaction when a video image of the transaction portrays an item(s) left in a shopping cart. Specifically, the Cart Inspector obtains video data associated with a time(s) of interest. The video data originates from a video camera that monitors a transaction area. The Cart Inspector analyzes the video data with respect to target image(s) associated with a transaction in the transaction area during the time(s) of interest. The Cart Inspector creates an indication of a suspicion level for the transaction based on analysis of the target image(s). Creation of a high suspicion level for the transaction indicates that the transaction's corresponding video images most likely portray occurrences where the purchase price of an item transported through the transaction area was not included in the total amount paid by the customer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: Malay Kundu, Brian Frank O'Donnell, Matthew K. Farrow, Vikram Srinivasan, Joshua Migdal
  • Publication number: 20160078300
    Abstract: A system detects a transaction outcome by obtaining video data associated with a transaction area and analyzing the video data to obtain at least one video transaction parameter concerning transactions associated with the transaction area. The transaction area can be a video count of items indicated in the video data as detected by an automated item detection algorithm applied to the video data. The system obtains at least one expected transaction parameter concerning an expected transaction that occurs in the transaction area, such as a scan count of items scanned at a point of sale terminal. The system automatically compares the video transaction parameter(s) to the expected transaction parameter(s) to identify a transaction outcome that may indicate fraudulent activity such as sweethearting in a retail environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Inventors: Malay Kundu, Vikram Srinivasan, Joshua Migdal, Xiaowei Chen
  • Patent number: 9282464
    Abstract: QoS aware multi radio access point for operation in TV whitespaces is disclosed. The present invention relates to operation of access points and, particularly, to operation of access points in TV whitespaces. The AP is configured to intelligently choose the radios, determine available whitespaces in the spectrum and allocate radios to the available whitespaces in the spectrum. The method determines clients that need to be serviced by the AP and assigns each client associated with AP to one of the radios. In addition, the method also takes care of QoS requirements for different services and hence every service is addressed to satisfy its QoS requirements. The method ensures that there is maximum utilization of available whitespace spectrum by accounting for the spectrum specific characteristics. The method considers bands for operation are spread across the spectrum and allocates the clients based on the availability of bands throughout the spectrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Supratim Deb, Piyush Gupta, Kanthi C N, Vikram Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 9262832
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus provide for a Cart Inspector to create a suspicion level for a transaction when a video image of the transaction portrays an item(s) left in a shopping cart. Specifically, the Cart Inspector obtains video data associated with a time(s) of interest. The video data originates from a video camera that monitors a transaction area. The Cart Inspector analyzes the video data with respect to target image(s) associated with a transaction in the transaction area during the time(s) of interest. The Cart Inspector creates an indication of a suspicion level for the transaction based on analysis of the target image(s). Creation of a high suspicion level for the transaction indicates that the transaction's corresponding video images most likely portray occurrences where the purchase price of an item transported through the transaction area was not included in the total amount paid by the customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Stoplift, Inc.
    Inventors: Malay Kundu, Brian Frank O'Donnell, Matthew K. Farrow, Vikram Srinivasan, Joshua Migdal
  • Patent number: 9202117
    Abstract: A system detects a transaction outcome by obtaining video data associated with a transaction area and analyzing the video data to obtain at least one video transaction parameter concerning transactions associated with the transaction area. The transaction area can be a video count of items indicated in the video data as detected by an automated item detection algorithm applied to the video data. The system obtains at least one expected transaction parameter concerning an expected transaction that occurs in the transaction area, such as a scan count of items scanned at a point of sale terminal. The system automatically compares the video transaction parameter(s) to the expected transaction parameter(s) to identify a transaction outcome that may indicate fraudulent activity such as sweethearting in a retail environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Stoplift, Inc.
    Inventors: Malay Kundu, Vikram Srinivasan, Joshua Migdal, Xiaowei Chen
  • Publication number: 20150187080
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus provide for a Cart Inspector to create a suspicion level for a transaction when a video image of the transaction portrays an item(s) left in a shopping cart. Specifically, the Cart Inspector obtains video data associated with a time(s) of interest. The video data originates from a video camera that monitors a transaction area. The Cart Inspector analyzes the video data with respect to target image(s) associated with a transaction in the transaction area during the time(s) of interest. The Cart Inspector creates an indication of a suspicion level for the transaction based on analysis of the target image(s). Creation of a high suspicion level for the transaction indicates that the transaction's corresponding video images most likely portray occurrences where the purchase price of an item transported through the transaction area was not included in the total amount paid by the customer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventors: Malay Kundu, Brian Frank O'Donnell, Matthew K. Farrow, Vikram Srinivasan, Joshua Migdal