Patents by Inventor Vinayak Hegde

Vinayak Hegde 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: 20210272149
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, and methods for providing promotion sharing between consumers are discussed herein. Some embodiments may include a system including circuitry configured to generate an incentive token for a promotion of a merchant. The incentive token may be associated with a first consumer account and provided to a first consumer device associated with the first consumer account for sharing with other consumers. Upon receiving the incentive token form a second consumer device associated with a second consumer account, the circuitry may be configured to enable the second consumer account to receive an incentive value of the incentive token if various conditions are satisfied. For example, the second consumer may be asked to purchase the promotion, create a new consumer account, or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Injae LEE, Selvam VELMURUGAN, Vinayak HEGDE
  • Publication number: 20210166261
    Abstract: An apparatus, computer program product, and method are disclosed for generating immediate gratification promotions. An example apparatus includes communications circuitry configured to receive contextual data regarding a set of consumer devices, wherein the contextual data identifies locations of each consumer device of the set of consumer devices, receive resource management data regarding a set of merchant locations, transmit, to a consumer device of the set of consumer devices, a message indicating terms of an immediate gratification promotion redeemable at a merchant location of the set of merchant locations, wherein the immediate gratification promotion comprises a promotion for which purchase automatically initiates redemption, and receive, from the consumer device, a message requesting purchase of the immediate gratification promotion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2020
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Anthony JOSEPH, Gregory J. CONKLIN, Vinayak HEGDE, David FITE
  • Patent number: 10943245
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, and methods for providing promotion sharing between consumers are discussed herein. Some embodiments may include a system including circuitry configured to generate an incentive token for a promotion of a merchant. The incentive token may be associated with a first consumer account and provided to a first consumer device associated with the first consumer account for sharing with other consumers. Upon receiving the incentive token form a second consumer device associated with a second consumer account, the circuitry may be configured to enable the second consumer account to receive an incentive value of the incentive token if various conditions are satisfied. For example, the second consumer may be asked to purchase the promotion, create a new consumer account, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Groupon, Inc.
    Inventors: Injae Lee, Selvam Velmurugan, Vinayak Hegde
  • Patent number: 10929867
    Abstract: An apparatus, computer program product, and method are disclosed for generating immediate gratification promotions. An example apparatus includes context collection circuitry configured to collect contextual data regarding a consumer device, and communications circuitry configured to transmit the collected contextual data regarding the consumer device to a promotion and marketing service. In response to transmitting the collected contextual data regarding the consumer device to the promotion and marketing service, the communications circuitry is configured to receive a message indicating terms of an immediate gratification promotion offered by a merchant, and in response to receiving a request to purchase the immediate gratification promotion, transmit a message to the promotion and marketing service to purchase the immediate gratification promotion. The example apparatus further includes input/output circuitry configured to output a message identifying the terms of the immediate gratification promotion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Groupon, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Joseph, Gregory J Conklin, Vinayak Hegde, David Fite
  • Patent number: 10929868
    Abstract: An apparatus, computer program product, and method are disclosed for generating immediate gratification promotions. An example apparatus includes communications circuitry configured to receive contextual data regarding a set of consumer devices, wherein the contextual data identifies locations of each consumer device of the set of consumer devices, receive resource management data regarding a set of merchant locations, transmit, to a consumer device of the set of consumer devices, a message indicating terms of an immediate gratification promotion redeemable at a merchant location of the set of merchant locations, wherein the immediate gratification promotion comprises a promotion for which purchase automatically initiates redemption, and receive, from the consumer device, a message requesting purchase of the immediate gratification promotion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Groupon, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Joseph, Gregory J. Conklin, Vinayak Hegde, David Fite
  • Publication number: 20210019789
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, methods, and non-transitory media for consumer interfaces that are responsive to motion data are discussed herein. Some embodiments may include a system with one or more servers. The one or more servers may be configured to generate a consumer interface including a representation of an object that is responsive to the motion data generated by a motion sensor of a consumer device. The consumer interface may be provided to the consumer device to create the motion data and determine a motion data score. The motion data score may be used to determine promotion data parameters that define the terms of offered promotions. Promotion data parameters may be determined based on motion data performance in combination with consumer account data for programmatic relevance determination. Furthermore, the motion data received from the consumer device may be used to determine consumer account data or profile data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: John BLANCHARD, Vinayak HEGDE, Daidrie BERRY, Jairo DA SILVA, Juan Pablo PODLECH, Michael MERZ, Ricardo BUQUET
  • Publication number: 20210012370
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus are disclosed for managing a loyalty program. In some embodiments, a system includes a loyalty program management (LPM) system and a point-of-sale (POS) terminal. The POS terminal is configured to read a membership identifier, identify a plurality of goods, complete a sale of the identified plurality of goods to the member, and transmit, to the loyalty program management system, the read membership identifier and information about the identified plurality of goods. Based on the received information, the LPM system is configured to identify one or more point categories, and update earned loyalty points of the member in each of the identified one or more point categories. The LPM system is further configured to provide the POS terminal with a redemption value to be applied to the sale.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Espen Zachrisen, Vinayak Hegde
  • Patent number: 10776810
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus are disclosed for managing a loyalty program. In some embodiments, a system includes a loyalty program management (LPM) system and a point-of-sale (POS) terminal. The POS terminal is configured to read a membership identifier, identify a plurality of goods, complete a sale of the identified plurality of goods to the member, and transmit, to the loyalty program management system, the read membership identifier and information about the identified plurality of goods. Based on the received information, the LPM system is configured to identify one or more point categories, and update earned loyalty points of the member in each of the identified one or more point categories. The LPM system is further configured to provide the POS terminal with a redemption value to be applied to the sale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: TRANSFORM SR BRANDS LLC
    Inventors: Espen Zachrisen, Vinayak Hegde
  • Patent number: 10762534
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, methods, and non-transitory media for consumer interfaces that are responsive to motion data are discussed herein. Some embodiments may include a system with one or more servers. The one or more servers may be configured to generate a consumer interface including a representation of an object that is responsive to the motion data generated by a motion sensor of a consumer device. The consumer interface may be provided to the consumer device to create the motion data and determine a motion data score. The motion data score may be used to determine promotion data parameters that define the terms of offered promotions. Promotion data parameters may be determined based on motion data performance in combination with consumer account data for programmatic relevance determination. Furthermore, the motion data received from the consumer device may be used to determine consumer account data or profile data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Groupon, Inc.
    Inventors: John Blanchard, Vinayak Hegde, Daidrie Berry, Jairo Da Silva, Juan Pablo Podlech, Michael Merz, Ricardo Buquet
  • Publication number: 20200258109
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, and methods for providing promotion sharing between consumers are discussed herein. Some embodiments may include a system including circuitry configured to generate an incentive token for a promotion of a merchant. The incentive token may be associated with a first consumer account and provided to a first consumer device associated with the first consumer account for sharing with other consumers. Upon receiving the incentive token form a second consumer device associated with a second consumer account, the circuitry may be configured to enable the second consumer account to receive an incentive value of the incentive token if various conditions are satisfied. For example, the second consumer may be asked to purchase the promotion, create a new consumer account, or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Injae LEE, Selvam VELMURUGAN, Vinayak HEGDE
  • Publication number: 20200184506
    Abstract: An apparatus, computer program product, and method are disclosed for generating immediate gratification promotions. An example apparatus includes communications circuitry configured to receive contextual data regarding a set of consumer devices, wherein the contextual data identifies locations of each consumer device of the set of consumer devices, receive resource management data regarding a set of merchant locations, transmit, to a consumer device of the set of consumer devices, a message indicating terms of an immediate gratification promotion redeemable at a merchant location of the set of merchant locations, wherein the immediate gratification promotion comprises a promotion for which purchase automatically initiates redemption, and receive, from the consumer device, a message requesting purchase of the immediate gratification promotion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: Groupon, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony JOSEPH, Gregory J. CONKLIN, Vinayak HEGDE, David FITE
  • Patent number: 10679938
    Abstract: An electronic device comprises a first semiconductor die; a power transistor integrated in the first semiconductor die, the power transistor comprising a first gate, a first terminal, and a second terminal; a first sense transistor integrated in the first semiconductor die, the first sense transistor comprising a second gate and third and fourth terminals, the second gate coupled to the first gate and the fourth terminal coupled to the second terminal; a first resistor integrated in the first semiconductor die, the first resistor has a first temperature coefficient; a second sense transistor integrated in the first semiconductor die, the second sense transistor comprising a third gate and seventh and eighth terminals, the third gate coupled to the first gate and the eighth terminal coupled to the second terminal; and a second resistor integrated in the first semiconductor die, the second resistor has a second temperature coefficient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Kuntal Joardar, Min Chu, Vijay Krishnamurthy, Tikno Harjono, Ankur Chauhan, Vinayak Hegde, Manish Srivastava
  • Publication number: 20200043849
    Abstract: An electronic device comprises a first semiconductor die; a power transistor integrated in the first semiconductor die, the power transistor comprising a first gate, a first terminal, and a second terminal; a first sense transistor integrated in the first semiconductor die, the first sense transistor comprising a second gate and third and fourth terminals, the second gate coupled to the first gate and the fourth terminal coupled to the second terminal; a first resistor integrated in the first semiconductor die, the first resistor has a first temperature coefficient; a second sense transistor integrated in the first semiconductor die, the second sense transistor comprising a third gate and seventh and eighth terminals, the third gate coupled to the first gate and the eighth terminal coupled to the second terminal; and a second resistor integrated in the first semiconductor die, the second resistor has a second temperature coefficient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Kuntal JOARDAR, Min CHU, Vijay KRISHNAMURTHY, Tikno HARJONO, Ankur CHAUHAN, Vinayak HEGDE, Manish SRIVASTAVA
  • Patent number: 10546314
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, and methods for providing promotion sharing between consumers are discussed herein. Some embodiments may include a system including circuitry configured to generate an incentive token for a promotion of a merchant. The incentive token may be associated with a first consumer account and provided to a first consumer device associated with the first consumer account for sharing with other consumers. Upon receiving the incentive token form a second consumer device associated with a second consumer account, the circuitry may be configured to enable the second consumer account to receive an incentive value of the incentive token if various conditions are satisfied. For example, the second consumer may be asked to purchase the promotion, create a new consumer account, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: GROUPON, INC.
    Inventors: Injae Lee, Selvam Velmurugan, Vinayak Hegde
  • Patent number: 10521815
    Abstract: An apparatus, computer program product, and method are disclosed for generating immediate gratification promotions. An example apparatus includes communications circuitry configured to receive contextual data regarding a set of consumer devices, wherein the contextual data identifies locations of each consumer device of the set of consumer devices, receive resource management data regarding a set of merchant locations, transmit, to a consumer device of the set of consumer devices, a message indicating terms of an immediate gratification promotion redeemable at a merchant location of the set of merchant locations, wherein the immediate gratification promotion comprises a promotion for which purchase automatically initiates redemption, and receive, from the consumer device, a message requesting purchase of the immediate gratification promotion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: GROUPON, INC.
    Inventors: Anthony Joseph, Gregory J Conklin, Vinayak Hegde, David Fite
  • Patent number: 10422818
    Abstract: An electronic device comprises: a first semiconductor die; a power transistor integrated in the first semiconductor die, the power transistor comprising a gate, a first terminal, and a second terminal; a sense transistor integrated in the first semiconductor die, the sense transistor comprising a gate coupled to the gate of the power transistor, a first terminal, and a second terminal coupled to the second terminal of the power transistor; and a first resistor integrated in the first semiconductor die, the first resistor comprising a polysilicon section and a metal section coupled to the polysilicon section, the first resistor comprising a first terminal and a second terminal, wherein the first terminal of the first resistor is coupled to the first terminal of the sense transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Tikno Harjono, Vijay Krishnamurthy, Min Chu, Kuntal Joardar, Gary Eugene Daum, Subrato Roy, Vinayak Hegde, Ankur Chauhan, Sathish Vallamkonda, Md Abidur Rahman, Eung Jung Kim
  • Publication number: 20190204361
    Abstract: An electronic device comprises: a first semiconductor die; a power transistor integrated in the first semiconductor die, the power transistor comprising a gate, a first terminal, and a second terminal; a sense transistor integrated in the first semiconductor die, the sense transistor comprising a gate coupled to the gate of the power transistor, a first terminal, and a second terminal coupled to the second terminal of the power transistor; and a first resistor integrated in the first semiconductor die, the first resistor comprising a polysilicon section and a metal section coupled to the polysilicon section, the first resistor comprising a first terminal and a second terminal, wherein the first terminal of the first resistor is coupled to the first terminal of the sense transistor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Tikno HARJONO, Vijay KRISHNAMURTHY, Min CHU, Kuntal JOARDAR, Gary Eugene DAUM, Subrato ROY, Vinayak HEGDE, Ankur CHAUHAN, Sathish VALLAMKONDA, Md Abidur RAHMAN, Eung Jung KIM
  • Publication number: 20190005529
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, and methods for providing promotion sharing between consumers are discussed herein. Some embodiments may include a system including circuitry configured to generate an incentive token for a promotion of a merchant. The incentive token may be associated with a first consumer account and provided to a first consumer device associated with the first consumer account for sharing with other consumers. Upon receiving the incentive token form a second consumer device associated with a second consumer account, the circuitry may be configured to enable the second consumer account to receive an incentive value of the incentive token if various conditions are satisfied. For example, the second consumer may be asked to purchase the promotion, create a new consumer account, or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Injae Lee, Selvam Velmurugan, Vinayak Hegde
  • Patent number: 10032182
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, and methods for providing promotion sharing between consumers are discussed herein. Some embodiments may include a system including circuitry configured to generate an incentive token for a promotion of a merchant. The incentive token may be associated with a first consumer account and provided to a first consumer device associated with the first consumer account for sharing with other consumers. Upon receiving the incentive token form a second consumer device associated with a second consumer account, the circuitry may be configured to enable the second consumer account to receive an incentive value of the incentive token if various conditions are satisfied. For example, the second consumer may be asked to purchase the promotion, create a new consumer account, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: GROUPON, INC.
    Inventors: Injae Lee, Selvam Velmurugan, Vinayak Hegde
  • Publication number: 20160267517
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus are disclosed for managing a loyalty program. In some embodiments, a system includes a loyalty program management (LPM) system and a point-of-sale (POS) terminal. The POS terminal is configured to read a membership identifier, identify a plurality of goods, complete a sale of the identified plurality of goods to the member, and transmit, to the loyalty program management system, the read membership identifier and information about the identified plurality of goods. Based on the received information, the LPM system is configured to identify one or more point categories, and update earned loyalty points of the member in each of the identified one or more point categories. The LPM system is further configured to provide the POS terminal with a redemption value to be applied to the sale.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Espen Zachrisen, Vinayak Hegde