Operations Analysis Patents (Class 235/376)
  • Patent number: 11868919
    Abstract: The technology disclosed herein enables configuration and sharing of a coverage map which displays asset data. In various implementations, an asset owner provides access to select portions of asset data, such as vehicle performance data, to an end-user. The asset owner configures a coverage map to display the selected data according to the type of asset data to be displayed, the scope of the data to be displayed, and other map attributes. Once configured, a URL is generated which the fleet operator provides to the end-user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Samsara Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Zhang, Joanne Wang, Wei Wu, Henry Qin, Jordan Gilbertson, Hao Miao Yu, Grant Kalasky
  • Patent number: 11806758
    Abstract: A method for processing a batch of mailpieces on an inserting station comprising at least a document feeder and a document scanner to read barcodes printed on pages of documents belonging to said batch of mailpieces, the method including the steps of selecting a job type having job parameters for the batch of mailpieces, extracting a first page belonging to a mailpiece from the document feeder, scanning the first page with the document scanner, searching a first barcode printed on the first page, reading the first barcode on the first page, extracting from the first barcode an information including at least one of a mailpiece identifier, a page count or position coordinates, processing the information to retrieve a position of a second barcode printed on a second page to be extracted from the document feeder, extracting the second page from the document feeder, scanning the second page with the document scanner, searching a second barcode on the second page at the retrieved position, and reading the second ba
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Inventor: Peter Ashworth
  • Patent number: 11797784
    Abstract: There is provided a method including generating an initial token being associated with a given context, and sending the initial token to a destination device. The method also includes receiving a scanned token generated by a mobile device scanning an output of the destination device. The output may be generated based on the initial token. In addition, the method includes authenticating the scanned token by comparing the scanned token to the initial token. Furthermore, the method includes generating a productivity indicator based on the scanned token, and outputting the productivity indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Inventor: Michael Shvartsman
  • Patent number: 11790426
    Abstract: A graphical user interface displays inventory data that has been determined based on user supplied data and merchant supplied data. When a user searches for a product on a search engine computing system, the search engine computing system associates the searched items with the user. The search engine computing system logs if a user visits a local merchant location associated with the searched product. The search engine computing system requests inventory data from the user for the product at the local merchant location. The search engine computing system aggregates the user response with other user responses and incorporates the responses with the inventory data provided by the merchant. The inventory display may include one or more inventory metrics to provide more useful inventory data to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventor: Alexander Haubold
  • Patent number: 11769245
    Abstract: A component inspection system for monitoring and detecting damage to components of a cargo handling system may comprise a first camera configured to monitor a first detection zone, and an inspection controller configured to analyze image data output by the first camera. The inspection system controller may be configured to identify a component of the cargo handling system in the image data received from the first camera and determine a state of the component. The state of the component may be at least one of a normal state or a damaged state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Inventors: Nitin Kumar Goyal, Mahesh Ainapure, Ashutosh Kumar Jha
  • Patent number: 11618634
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (10) for at least one industrial automated process (110), in particular a weighing and/or packing and/or arranging and/or packing process, comprising: at least one sensor (30) for determining at least one process data value which is relevant to the entire process by detecting at least one partial process parameter of the device (10), which parameter is relevant to the entire process, a processing device (40), which is electrically connected to the sensor (30) for processing the process data value, an interface device (50) for data connection and for forwarding the process data value to at least one individual machine (2a, 2b, 2c) located upstream and/or downstream in the process (110), wherein the total process (110) can be evaluated with reference to the process data value by comparison with a pre-defined process instruction (130).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: Windmöller & Hölscher KG
    Inventor: Torsten Schmitz
  • Patent number: 11610300
    Abstract: A determination device includes a computer. The computer is configured to compare an image of a component that is captured and a correct image that is associated with an operation procedure manual and in which the component is captured. The computer is configured to determine whether a component shape in the image of the component and a component shape in the correct image agree. If the two component shapes do not agree, the computer is configured to determine that the component and the operation procedure manual do not match.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Inventors: Yoichi Sato, Marosuke Kikuchi, Shoichiro Sako, Yuki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11574280
    Abstract: Systems and methods which provide shipping management system shipping documentation generation operation which spawns intelligent generation subprocesses are described. The intelligent generation subprocesses of embodiments facilitate autonomous shipping documentation generation functionality of a concatenated shipping documentation generation process. A user may initiate a shipping documentation generation process, whereby an intelligent generation subprocess is spawned, and thereafter the user may be freed to perform one or more independent operation and/or interaction with the shipping management system. One or more verifications, checks, warnings, and/or the like are suspended and one or more parameter, input, selection, and/or the like are defaulted for operation of an intelligent generation subprocess of embodiments. Embodiments implement a documentation queue to provide historical information with respect to intelligent generation subprocess operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: Auctane, LLC
    Inventor: Byron J. Wier
  • Patent number: 11554242
    Abstract: The principles and embodiments of the present invention relate to methods and systems for safely providing NO to a recipient for inhalation therapy. There are many potential safety issues that may arise from using a reactor cartridge that converts NO2 to NO, including exhaustion of consumable reactants of the cartridge reactor. Accordingly, various embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods of determining the remaining useful life of a NO2-to-NO reactor cartridge and/or a breakthrough of NO2, and providing an indication of the remaining useful life and/or breakthrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Ireland Limited
    Inventors: Jaron M. Acker, Thomas Kohlmann
  • Patent number: 11464149
    Abstract: A component mounting includes an external monitoring camera that images an outside work area that is an area outside of the component mounting machine at which an operator performs work with respect to the component mounting machine. The outside work area of the component mounting machine includes at least an area where a feeder is set, and a monitoring target is at least a state during and after completion of setting the feeder on the component mounting machine and during and after completion of setting component supply tape on the feeder. By looking at a recorded image or a real time image displayed on a display device by using the external monitoring camera to capture an outside work area of the component mounting machine, it is possible to check the state of the monitoring target on which an operator performed work in the outside work area of the component mounter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Kawai, Fumitaka Maeda
  • Patent number: 11438353
    Abstract: A method includes monitoring and logging a plurality of transactions between one or more clients and an application programming interface gateway, and analyzing data corresponding to the plurality of transactions using one or more machine learning techniques. The method further includes determining, based on the analyzing, one or more issues corresponding to one or more application programming interfaces associated with the application programming interface gateway and resulting from one or more of the plurality of transactions. In the method, one or more corrective actions are performed to address the one or more issues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Hung Dinh, Matthew Christopher Frank, Sabu K. Syed, Manikandan Rathinavelu, Panguluru Vijaya Sekhar, Muhammed R. Mohiuddin, Kannappan Ramu
  • Patent number: 11410373
    Abstract: Swimming pools can be visualized according to some aspects described herein. In one example, a system can receive a user selection of a particular liner from among a plurality of liner options for a virtual swimming pool. The system can generate a virtual swimming pool having the particular liner. The virtual swimming pool can be a three-dimensional (3D) rendering of a swimming pool with the particular liner. The system can then output the virtual swimming pool for display on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Latham Pool Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Will Cappiello, Joel Culp, Scott Mocha, Scott Reynolds
  • Patent number: 11406982
    Abstract: A reagent kit in which a brief measurement result is readily associated with subject information by suppressing erroneous input without using an integrated management system. This reagent kit 100 includes a container 10 used for measuring a sample by the sample measuring apparatus 300, a first identification label 30 including first identification information 31 associated with the measurement result 51 of the sample, and a second identification label 40 including second identification information 41 associated with the first identification information 31.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Inventors: Koji Ikeda, Hiroyuki Fujino, Mieko Asada
  • Patent number: 11403645
    Abstract: A macro fraud detection system for detecting macro level fraud of transaction card automated teller machine (ATM) withdrawals includes a memory device for storing data and a processor. The processor is communicatively coupled to the memory device and is programmed to receive first transaction data corresponding to historical financial transactions between a plurality of transaction cards and at least one ATM. The processor is also programmed to aggregate the first transaction data into one or more referential tables, and determine one or more threshold values based on the aggregated first transaction data. In addition, the processor is programmed to receive second transaction data corresponding to current financial transactions between the plurality of transaction cards and the at least one ATM. Moreover, the processor is programmed to compare the second transaction data to the one or more threshold values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventors: Joseph Norman Wiese, Christopher Allen Bucher, Bradley John Knoblauch
  • Patent number: 11334824
    Abstract: A resource optimization system is offered for use in managing large scale projects. The resource optimization system has a resource optimization tool configured to receive a plurality of inputs. The plurality of inputs represent at least one task associated with the large scale project and are inputted into a resource optimization tool for a data processing procedure. An optimization module is contained within the resource optimization tool and configured to perform the data processing procedure on each of the plurality of inputs as well as exogenous disturbances inputted into the optimization module. The optimization module returns an optimization result based on the data processing procedure to reflect the management and progress of the project under evaluation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: The Curators of the University of Missouri
    Inventors: Haitao Li, Ceki Halmen, Liu Yang
  • Patent number: 11314952
    Abstract: Systems and methods of identifying wearable tags or other items within a facility. The location of the identifiable item can be calculated by the system and used to improve the efficiency of the facility or to dispatch emergency help or maintenance to the location of the badge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: United States Postal Service
    Inventors: Shahpour Ashaari, David C. Lin, Seth S. Vasa, Scott R. Bombaugh, Mario Andre Salisbury, Thomas Jay Graham, Erich Joseph Petre
  • Patent number: 11298722
    Abstract: An automatic labeling production line for solid state disk includes a production conveyor belt, a fixture disposed on the production conveyor belt and provided with a fixture code, and a loading mechanism provided with a product scanning mechanism detecting the memory and marking out a first defective memory, a first fixture scanning mechanism, a first and a second recycling mechanism recycling a defective memory, an automatic labeling mechanism, a visual inspection mechanism, a second fixture scanning mechanism identifying the fixture code, and an unloading mechanism unloading the memory which are arranged along the production conveyor belt in turn. The first fixture scanning mechanism scans the fixture code and records the original code and the corresponding fixture code. The visual inspection mechanism detects the memory and marks out a second defective memory. Thus, the production line is simplified, automatic labeling for memory is achieved, and the label process is more flexible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventors: Jinsuo Sun, Yu Shen, Xiaofei Nan, Jianjin Liang
  • Patent number: 11087299
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure describe systems and methods for continuously monitoring the health of a point-of-sale (POS) device, at a central location, and executing self-healing software from the malfunctioning POS device. The self-healing software may be stored locally on the POS device itself, occupying a small footprint and therefore easily be stored in and execute on both older and newer POS devices. Embodiments further describe a central server as coordinating both identification of the particular self-healing process to execute on each POS device as well as the timing of execution associated therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven J. Chin, Robert H. Henke, Joseph C. Eckberg
  • Patent number: 11067664
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for determining positions of indoor localization beacons without requiring a physical site survey. In a coarse positioning method, a mobile node receives beacon signals that identify rooms (such as stores in a shopping mall) in which the beacons are located. The mobile node obtains floor plan information relating to the building and estimates beacon locations based on the floor plan and beacon signal strength. The estimated beacon locations may be arranged in a predetermined geometric pattern based on the number of beacons in a room. In a fine positioning method, a mobile node recognizes its proximity to a beacon and responsively measures the distance to other beacons. Estimated beacon positions may be used to estimate the location of the mobile node using trilateration or other techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: PCMS Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Hyun Oh Oh, JuHyung Son, Jin Sam Kwak, Geonjung Ko
  • Patent number: 11049610
    Abstract: A system and method of tracking and managing a decedent to prevent a loss or misidentification of the decedent during transfer to a final disposition, such as a funeral home or crematorium. The system includes a server that may be integrated into an electronic health record, with the server automatically receiving data related to a decedent used to automatically create and populate a case file. The server associates a unique scannable indicium associated with the case file and the decedent, which is scanned throughout the process of transferring the decedent to a final disposition. Prior to the final transfer, the server notifies the final location of the pending transfer and includes a copy of the scannable indicium. Upon a verification of a match between the scannable indicium, the server authorizes a safe, secure, efficient, and consistent transfer of a decedent to a final location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Management Health Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Kishore Bala, Steven Herz, Justin Bays
  • Patent number: 11037123
    Abstract: Described are a system, method, and computer program product for customizing functions of a point-of-sale (POS) terminal. The method includes receiving payment device data from an electronic payment device of a user during a payment transaction between the user and a merchant. The method also includes receiving at least one script for execution on the POS terminal from the electronic payment device. The at least one script is associated with a digital signature. The method further includes verifying the at least one script based on the digital signature of the at least one script and executing the at least one script on the POS terminal to cause an action associated with a user interaction with the POS terminal to be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventor: Yuexi Chen
  • Patent number: 11018724
    Abstract: Techniques for mobile devices configured to support or function as multiple contactless cards, such as Mifare contactless cards, are disclosed. According to one embodiment, a mobile device embedded with an emulator is loaded with a plurality of software modules or applications, each emulating one card or one type of contactless cards. An emulator is implemented in a secure element that is personalized for a user of the mobile device while the applications are respectively provisioned via their respective providers per the personalized secure element. When the mobile device is to be used as a contactless card to perform a monetary function, a corresponding application is loaded into and executed in the emulator. When the mobile device is to be used to perform another monetary function, a corresponding application is loaded into the emulator to replace the previous application entirely or partially in the emulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: RFCyber Corp.
    Inventors: Xiangzhen Xie, Liang Seng Koh, Hsin Pan
  • Patent number: 10990492
    Abstract: A transaction terminals reports information regarding operation of terminal to a server-based analyzer. The analyzer labels the information and normalizes the labeled information into a model format. The analyzer reports the model format to a problem identifier/resolver. The problem identifier/resolver identifies a closest likely problem and a resolution for that closest likely problem based on the labeled information in the model format and reports the likely problem and resolution back to the analyzer for resolution on the transaction terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Surisetty Pradeep Kumar
  • Patent number: 10977653
    Abstract: A macro fraud detection system for detecting macro level fraud of transaction card automated teller machine (ATM) withdrawals includes a memory device for storing data and a processor. The processor is communicatively coupled to the memory device and is programmed to receive first transaction data corresponding to historical financial transactions between a plurality of transaction cards and at least one ATM. The processor is also programmed to aggregate the first transaction data into one or more referential tables, and determine one or more threshold values based on the aggregated first transaction data. In addition, the processor is programmed to receive second transaction data corresponding to current financial transactions between the plurality of transaction cards and the at least one ATM. Moreover, the processor is programmed to compare the second transaction data to the one or more threshold values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventors: Joseph Norman Wiese, Christopher Allen Bucher, Bradley John Knoblauch
  • Patent number: 10907853
    Abstract: A heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is provided. The HVAC system includes a non-transitory computer readable medium that includes instructions that are configured to cause a processor to generate a custom application for an HVAC unit in response to an inquiry regarding the HVAC unit. The custom application comprises a custom sequence of equipment operation of the HVAC unit, and the custom application is configured to regulate operation of components of the HVAC unit. Moreover, the custom application comprises operating parameters and control parameters associated with the HVAC unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventor: Aron M. Seiler
  • Patent number: 10837911
    Abstract: A system can include an exchangeable mounting structure having a visual marking or coloring and at least one physically associated sample introduction system component having an indicating mark or color matching the visual marking or coloring of the exchangeable mounting structure. The visual marking or colored corresponds to a sample analysis configuration for analyzing a particular sample type at an analytical instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Inventor: Daniel R. Wiederin
  • Patent number: 10838603
    Abstract: A system includes a laser system situated to generate a laser beam, a controller situated to control a path of the laser beam on a target and to control a variation of one or more waveforms associated with the laser beam, and a display coupled to the controller and situated to display a plurality of list data portions that include waveform parameters and a simulated waveform based on the plurality of list data portions, wherein the simulated waveform includes a plurality of simulated waveform portions that are predictive of the one or more waveforms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: nLIGHT, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Joseph Foley
  • Patent number: 10777185
    Abstract: Methods and systems for voice-based identification of related products/services are provided. Exemplary systems may include a wireless communication-based tag reader that polls for a tag and reads information associated with the tag and a processor that executes instructions to identify a product/service associated with the tag, identify a plurality of products/services stored in a product/service database identified as related to the product/service associated with the tag, filter through the plurality of related products/services based on a trend to identify a set of one or more related products/services, and generate a voice-based utterance based on the identified set of one or more related products/services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: DIGIPRINT IP LLC
    Inventor: Avery Levy
  • Patent number: 10776680
    Abstract: A quality management system for products including a multiplicity of barcoded quality indicators, a barcode indicator reader and a product type responsive indication interpreter, each of the barcoded quality indicators including a first barcode including at least one first colorable area, the first barcode being machine-readable before exceedance of the at least one time and temperature threshold, at least a second barcode including at least one second colorable area, the second barcode not being machine-readable before exceedance of the at least one time and temperature threshold, a coloring agent located at a first location on the indicator and a coloring agent pathway operative to allow the coloring agent to move, from the first location to the first and second colorable areas simultaneously thereby causing the first barcode to become unreadable and at the same time causing the second barcode to become machine-readable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Varcode Ltd.
    Inventors: Yaron Nemet, Ephraim Brand, Ahmed M. Tafesh
  • Patent number: 10776788
    Abstract: A computing network system including a historical authorization database, a lost and stolen card (LSC) database, an account data breach (ADB) database, and a compromised identification (CI) computing device is provided. The CI computing device retrieves a set of historical account identifiers associated with historical transactions of a candidate merchant from the historical authorization database. The CI computing device compares the historical account identifier to lost and/or stolen (LS) account data stored by the LSC database and breach data stored by the ADB database. The CI computing device generates a compromised account message when a historical account identifier has a matching account identifier within the LS account data and/or the breach data. The compromised account message includes the matching account identifier and an associated reason code indicating a cause of compromise. The CI computing device transmits the compromised account message to the candidate merchant for review and analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventors: Kyle Williams, David J. Senci, David Adams
  • Patent number: 10776462
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to systems, methods, and computer program products for identification of normal state authenticity indicators for user and entity authentication into applications in real-time to prevent misappropriation at the point of authenticity. In this way, the system uses multiple modeling processes for identification of authentic access requests to prevent misappropriation including utilizing phase-based characterization of different perspectives to make real-time determinations on authenticity of an interaction and/or misappropriation likelihood. The invention relies on multiple characteristics and models in simultaneous utilization for real-time authenticity decisions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventors: Eren Kursun, Dharmender Kumar Satija
  • Patent number: 10684038
    Abstract: A method of using a server to update stored control schedules for environmental controllers includes communicating with an environmental controller that controls, during a monitoring period, an environmental system in an enclosure according to a stored control schedule; receiving a first immediate-control input provided through the environmental controller during the monitoring period; receiving a first control-schedule change provided through the environmental controller during the monitoring period; receiving a second immediate-control input provided through a user device during the monitoring period; receiving a second control-schedule change provided through the user device during the monitoring period; processing at least the first immediate-control input, the first control-schedule change, the second immediate-control input, and the second control-schedule change together to generate an updated control schedule; and causing the environmental controller to control the environmental system according to th
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Yoky Matsuoka, Eric A. Lee, Steven A. Hales, Mark D. Stefanski, Rangoli Sharan
  • Patent number: 10642692
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are described in which data, which is required by system software in a self-service terminal, is stored across a number of persistent storage elements. The persistent storage elements are located in peripheral devices within the self-service terminal. When the data is lost from volatile memory in the core computing device in the self-service terminal, the data is read back from one or more of the persistent storage elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Colin A. Sinclair
  • Patent number: 10602618
    Abstract: A parts mounting system includes: a parts checking section that detects parts information which is identification information applied to the electronic parts and includes a parts code for specifying parts of the electronic parts and a parts maker code for specifying the parts maker and checks the detected parts information with parts information previously registered in a storing part; and a parts data generation section that, when the detected parts information is unregistered parts information in which the parts code is stored in the storing part and the parts maker code of the parts code is not stored in the storing part, generates parts data of the electronic parts relating to the unregistered parts information based on previously registered parts data having the same parts code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Maenishi, Nobuaki Sakamoto, Shunsuke Higashi, Hiroshi Ando
  • Patent number: 10601952
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and system for debugging and attending to a problem in a message queuing system in a computer network. A critical level of each connection in a matrix is determined. Criticality levels of different combinations of message queuing system configuration data based upon business criteria are determined. Information from the message queuing system is periodically gathered. The information includes current message queuing configuration data, current message queuing usage values, and current server usage values. Suggestions of different configurations for the current message queuing system are provided. The suggested different configurations are prioritized. The current message queuing system configuration are updated from a prioritized list of the suggested different configurations with a highest criticality level at a top of the list. The problem is debugged according to the prioritized list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rudranil Das Gupta, Erik Houlberg, Jorgen B. Kristensen, Anders Raasted
  • Patent number: 10592835
    Abstract: The invention discloses a computerized method for planning and monitoring an efficient production floor. A production site is provided with communication access to a central server configured to: receive input data comprising details a planned job run of the production floor; receive status and location parameters pertaining to tagged central key assets of a production floor, from tracking readers located in the production site; compare the para meters to preconfigured rules using a context analyzing component; output decisions based on the comparison; the decisions resulting in generating alerts and/or recommendations pertaining to the para meters of the key assets, communicate the alerts, and/or recommendations, digitally to specified personnel; these alerts and/or recommendations related to flow of the production floor. A system of the invention is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Plataine Ltd
    Inventors: Moshe Ben-Bassat, Avner Ben-Bassat, Eduard Goldner, Naaman Lifshitz, Michal Diga
  • Patent number: 10565816
    Abstract: Various embodiments herein each include at least one of systems, devices, software, and methods for kiosk locating and directing. One such method embodiment, as may be performed on a server, includes receiving a notification from a kiosk system of an out-of-service condition and an identifier of the kiosk system from which the notification is received. This method further includes identifying a location of the kiosk system and transmitting the location of the kiosk system to a wayfinding application of a technician.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Rajan Babu Vesangi
  • Patent number: 10529161
    Abstract: An electronic key without a power supply is used for unlocking an electronic door lock of a means of transportation such as an automobile or for unlocking an anti-theft system electronic lock. On the means of transportation, a building, a cabinet or an independent electronic lock, a solar power generation component and a battery that can be replaced externally are installed to supply power to a recognition device such as the electronic key and the electronic lock. An electronic passcode remote control key is firmly fixed on the means of transportation or an outer wall of the building, said key being easily removed and installed by an owner; and may be installed on or around the driver dashboard of the means of transportation, facilitating startup of an engine. A smart mobile phone or the like is used as a key to unlock the door lock of the means of transportation or the building and the anti-theft system lock. This solves the problem that a lock cannot be unlocked when a mobile phone battery is used up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventor: Yaowu Ma
  • Patent number: 10504122
    Abstract: A chargeback processing computing device is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Inventors: David J. Senci, Michael J. Pope, Peng Yang
  • Patent number: 10491605
    Abstract: A bundle of public counters and a corresponding bundle of private counters are created and transmitted to a user device. The user device receives a request and processes the request without accessing a secure element processor on the user device. The user device calculates a security code using the private counter and a number. The user device transmits the calculated security code and one of the bundle of public counters in response to the request. A receiver of the response to the request determines the validity of the public counter and looks up the corresponding private counter using the public counter. The receiver determines the validity of the security code by recomputing it using the private counter and the number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Justin Lee Brickell, Jonathan Kingsley Blatter, Bobby Wieler, Harry Lee Butler, IV, Ignacio Carlos Blanco, Denis Lila
  • Patent number: 10467690
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for providing approved financing in advance of a purchase to a buyer of an item, such as an automobile, and allowing the prospective buyer to maintain control over the financing throughout the sales process. According to disclosed embodiments, a financial service system configures a financing website for the buyer, and receives personal information as well as information relating to the desired item. The financial service system approves loan parameters for the buyer, and provides the user with a link to access the financing website on a mobile device while at a dealership. Financing parameters can thus be edited throughout the process until the final sales agreement, providing the buyer with confidence and flexibility in the buying process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Katherine D. Forrester, Patrick A. Eberle, Nicholas Dolle, Steven G. Chiagouris, JoAnna R. Hartzmark, Xiaoxiang Zhang, Kurt Johnson, Kenneth S. Childs
  • Patent number: 10395289
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an improved cookieless ecommerce platform. The proposed approach involves receiving a confirmation of an order for the purchase of an item initiated by a platform member to a platform partner. The order includes at least one of an assigned e-mail address and a social community user id. The platform scans communications to/from the platform member to the partner to determine when a communication involves a request for an order, and based on the scanning, determines when a member is entitled to a cashback or similar reward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventor: Gert Van Der Spoel
  • Patent number: 10365805
    Abstract: A user may perform activities at an automated device having various technical features, such as a display, a printer, a camera, a microphone, a speaker, and other features used to perform activities at the automated device. During performance of an activity, the user may run into an issue and request assistance from an agent having a computing device (e.g., a portable computing device). Additionally or alternatively, the automated device may detect the issue and send a request for assistance to a computing device managing a transaction assistance portal or directly to the agent's computing device. The request may identify the user, the activity, and/or the issue, and the agent and his or her computing device may be used to resolve the issue. The agent's computing device may also be used to facilitate customer relationship management with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Christian Mande, Mark Williamson, Brendan Watkins, Ryan Furey, Anne Price, Alison Pearce, Michelle Bentubo
  • Patent number: 10366350
    Abstract: An enterprise compensation application enables different users to create corresponding sets of custom filters of interest, and then stores in a non-volatile storage, data indicating the corresponding custom filters created by each user. In response to receiving a request from a user for information related to a set of employees, the application identifies the set of custom filter created by the user (by examining the stored data), presents information related to the requested set of employees and also makes available the identified set of custom filters. On receiving an input indicating that the user has selected a custom filter from the set, the application determines a subset of employee as limited by the selected custom filter and then presents the information related to the subset to the user. Thus, the enterprise compensation application simplifies/supports compensation management for a large number of employees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Anadi Upadhyaya, Ty Vernon Hayden, Michele Chung, Krishnaraj Mahadevan
  • Patent number: 10346779
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer-readable media for incident queue assignment and prioritization are disclosed. An incident handling system may receive a request for a next highest priority incident. An incident requiring resolution may be identified. The incident may be associated with an incident queue based at least in part on a queue assignment rule. The incident queue may comprise one or more incidents. The incident queue may be processed based at least in part on a prioritization rule to identify, from the one or more incidents associated with the incident queue, the next highest priority incident. The incident handling system may transmit the next highest priority incident associated with the incident queue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Fiserv, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Lee Kleehammer, Michael Fisher Loyd, David Keith Johnson
  • Patent number: 10318781
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for combining preprinted information together with coded sensor information within a two-dimensional barcode. The sensor information may be of an environmental, physical or biological nature, and records a change in status of the environmental or biological condition to which the labeled product has been exposed. A sensor dye chemistry is employed and when a specified condition of the sensed property occurs it causes a change in the color state of sensor dye modules embedded within the sensor-augmented two-dimensional barcode, encoding sensor digital information. Sensor information is recovered utilizing the error-correction feature during barcode reading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventors: Thaddeus Prusik, Mohannad Abdo, Clive Hohberger
  • Patent number: 10304260
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to systems and methods for providing an automated verification and analysis of vehicle inspection reports to a vehicle management system. Among other features, the vehicle management system can determine the type of vehicle to be inspected during a vehicle inspection report, provide customized reports associated with the identified vehicle, and provide automatic analysis and verification that the vehicle inspection report was completed in accordance with the defined parameters of the vehicle inspection report.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Howard Jelinek, Ralph James Mason
  • Patent number: 10248963
    Abstract: There is provided a method of generating on a computer a prioritized listing of customers. The method includes establishing a data communications link to a database including financial payment information related to a financial transaction of an existing vehicle of each customer. The method includes retrieving an existing payment amount based upon the financial payment information. The method includes calculating a new payment amount. The method further includes deriving a payment difference score based upon a difference between the existing payment amount and the new payment amount. The method includes determining a behavior factor. The method includes deriving on a computer a behavior score based upon the behavior factor. The method includes determining a purchase behavior prediction score based upon the payment difference score and the behavior score. The method further includes ranking each customer based upon the determined purchase behavior prediction score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventors: Marco G Schnabl, Johannes Gnauck
  • Patent number: 10212826
    Abstract: After a reel of a Moisture Sensitive Device is dispatched from a component keeping area and setup to a tape feeder is performed in an external setup area, exposure time for which the Moisture Sensitive Device is in an atmospheric exposure state is timed in a reel unit, and the exposure time is compared with exposure limit time set for the Moisture Sensitive Device and stored in a storage part. An electronic component mounting apparatus equipped with the reel of the Moisture Sensitive Device whose exposure time exceeds the exposure limit time is specified, and work by the apparatus is stopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventors: Norihisa Yamasaki, Yasuhiro Maenishi, Yuji Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10185922
    Abstract: A method and system for managing a recycling entity is included. The method includes obtaining entity data associated with at least one entity. The at least one entity is operable to recycle a quantifiable measure of recyclable material. The method also includes obtaining resource data associated with resources associated with carrying out recycling, applying the entity data and the resource data to a model for determining an allocation of the resources so as to form at least one record, and generating, as a function of the at least one record, reports for allocating the resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventor: Ron Gonen