Automated Electrical Financial Or Business Practice Or Management Arrangement Patents (Class 705/1.1)
  • Patent number: 11004125
    Abstract: Computer implemented methods, according to various embodiments, comprise: (1) integrating a privacy management system with DLP tools; (2) using the DLP tools to identify sensitive information that is stored in computer memory outside of the context of the privacy management system; and (3) in response to the sensitive data being discovered by the DLP tool, displaying each area of sensitive data to a privacy officer (e.g., similar to pending transactions in a checking account that have not been reconciled). A designated privacy officer may then select a particular entry and either match it up (e.g., reconcile it) with an existing data flow or campaign in the privacy management system, or trigger a new privacy assessment to be done on the data to capture the related privacy attributes and data flow information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: OneTrust, LLC
    Inventor: Kabir A. Barday
  • Patent number: 11003970
    Abstract: Advanced loyalty applications are provided to improve the functionality of cards and devices. For example, a user interface may be placed on a card (e.g., a physical button) or a telephonic device (e.g., a virtual button on a capacitive touch screen). Manual input provided to this user interface may, for example, cause a non-merchant product (e.g., insurance) to be purchased with a merchant purchase. The product can be paid for with debit, credit, gift card balance, or points. A code indicative of a user's desire to purchase the product may be communicated to a payment card reader (e.g., to a magnetic stripe reader via a magnetic stripe communications device). A display may be provided next to a button to allow a user to scroll, or toggle by pressing the button repeatedly, through different products (which may be merchant or non-merchant products).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: DYNAMICS INC.
    Inventors: Philip W. Yen, Jeffrey D. Mullen
  • Patent number: 11004117
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product, include tracking eye-reaction of a user each of a plurality of advertisements of an advertisement group on a web page displayed on a display device, calculating an interest of the user for each advertisement of the advertisement group over time based on the tracked eye-reaction, and to assign each advertisement a user engagement value based on the interest, conducting an auction to determine winning advertisements based on advertiser parameters received from a database and the user engagement value of each of the plurality of advertisements, determining at least one time at which to cause the conducting to conduct the auction, and dynamically repopulating the advertisement group with the winning advertisements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kuntal Dey, Seema Nagar, Roman Vaculin
  • Patent number: 11003676
    Abstract: Techniques and solutions are described for providing integration objects that can be used to enhance data retrieval, and can be used to provide shared data access for multiple applications, and to allow access to application functionality through an interface. The integration object includes a plurality of integration data objects, at least a portion of which are mapped to data objects stored in one or more data sources. The integration data objects can hold values stored in correspondingly mapped locations of the data objects, such as in a value field. A reference field of the integration data objects can hold reference information regarding a location of a value in a respectively mapped data source. At least a portion of the integration data objects can include a defined sequencing with one or more other integration data objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Frank Wernze, Gerhard Schick
  • Patent number: 10997160
    Abstract: Updates performed as part of transaction requests to a data store may be included in a stream of updates. Updates to items in the data store that are included in transactions determined not to be committed to the data store may be excluded from the stream of updates. Records in the stream of updates may include an identifier for the transaction that included the update described by the record. The identifier for the transaction may be used to identify updates to other items in the data store that are included in the same transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Akshat Vig, Somasundaram Perianayagam, Vaibhav Jain, Alexander Richard Keyes, Stefano Stefani, Douglas Brian Terry, James Christopher Sorenson, III, Amit Gupta, Rishabh Jain
  • Patent number: 10997671
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for collaboratively preparing an electronic tax return includes a host computer receiving a request from a first user for a collaborative tax preparation session through tax preparation software utilized by the first user to prepare an electronic tax return. The method also includes the host computer sending a message through a second network to a second computing device of a second user, inviting the second user to participate in the collaborative tax preparation session with the first user. The method further includes the host computer receiving a reply from the second computing device, including agreement by the second user to participate in the session. Moreover, the method includes the host computer establishing the collaborative tax preparation session. During the collaborative tax preparation session, the host computer receives tax-related information from the second computing device, and sends the received tax-related information to the first computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: INTUIT INC.
    Inventors: Avanish C. Pathak, Gaurav Doon, Robert E. Bamford, Vijoy J. Caro, Nikolaos Ioannou
  • Patent number: 10996943
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include methods and systems for providing predictive quality analysis. Consistent with disclosed embodiments, a system may receive input data associated with a software program and compare the input data with one or more predetermined analysis parameters. The system may further determine at least one risk rating based on the comparison, wherein each risk rating corresponds to a distinct software category. The system may perform additional operations, including determining at least one adjustment to the software program based on the determined at least one risk rating, and prioritizing the at least one adjustment based on a predetermined adjustment priority standard. Furthermore, the system may provide a report including at least an indication of the at least one prioritized adjustment, a timeline for implementing the at least one prioritized adjustment, and plan implementing the at least one prioritized adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventor: Jyoti Bhardwaj
  • Patent number: 10997578
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mobile terminal which is capable of executing some functions in a power-off state, and a control method thereof. The mobile terminal includes a user input unit for sensing a predetermined user input in a power-off state; a controller for entering into an emergency settlement mode, in which only some functions are executed using the remaining power, on a basis of user information inputted by the user input being authenticated; and a wireless communication unit for receiving a settlement request signal from an external terminal and transmitting settlement information corresponding to the settlement request signal to the external terminal in the emergency settlement mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyewon Song, Dongsu Han, Mihyun Park
  • Patent number: 10994198
    Abstract: New application sessions can be placed on reclaimable resource capacity that can be provided at lower cost than dedicated capacity, but with risk that the capacity might be reclaimed before completion of the session. A number of instance types can be determined that are capable of hosting a new session. Risk scores can be calculated for the instance types, as well as the cost of instances of each type. An instance type can be selected for the session using the risk scores and cost information, where the instance type will have relatively low risk with a relatively low cost for the instance. Once an instance type is selected, a resource pool can be selected from which to provide the resource instance of the selected type. The instance can then be allocated and caused to host the session or perform related functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Byskal, Natalia Rose Cavalho, Justin Miles
  • Patent number: 10997660
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed to calculate a “life script.” The life script may include various behaviors and/or monetary allocations required for a user to meet one or more user-defined objectives. These objectives may indicate various lifestyle habits desired by the user such as where to live, a maximum commuting time to work, how often to travel, etc. Because each of these objectives requires the user to allocate his funds in a certain way and to live in accordance with a particular set of restraints, user information may be collected and aggregated from several sources to generate a user profile indicating the user's financial information, demographics, psychographics, and lifestyle information. The user profile may then be analyzed to calculate a constraint framework that guides the generation of a life script to allow the user to achieve the desired objectives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: BlueOwl, LLC
    Inventors: Eric Webster, Susan Beigie, Kyle Schmitt, Leif Agerholm Roll, Kathleen Lenzini, Sarah Mineau
  • Patent number: 10997051
    Abstract: According to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure, disclosed is a computer program stored in a computer readable storage medium. The computer program may include commands for making a computer perform operations, and the operations may include: receiving a message including a first transaction from an external computing device; reading the message and identifying the first transaction; recognizing a first transaction per second (TPS) value set in the first transaction; monitoring a current load value related to the first transaction; and determining whether to process the first transaction based on a result of a comparison between the current load value and the first TPS value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: TMAXSOFT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Woosung Jang
  • Patent number: 10984391
    Abstract: Managing a meeting can include analyzing, using a processor, dialog of the meeting to detect a closing indicator in response to determining that a scheduled end time of a meeting currently in progress is approaching. In the event that the closing indicator is not detected within the dialog, determining, using the processor, availability of an attendee of the meeting to continue in the meeting beyond the scheduled end time. A notification of the scheduled end time of the meeting can be provided, using the processor, in response to determining that the attendee of the meeting is not available to continue in the meeting beyond the scheduled end time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Richard Gorzela, Asima Silva, Jaime M. Stockton
  • Patent number: 10984383
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a book information collaboration system and method, which can improve the efficiency of information exchange among readers of a same book and be advantageous for the readers to enhance the understanding of the book in a collaborative manner. The technical solutions are as follows: an open collaboration group is generated when a certain book is created for the first time, and a default entry structure using this book as a root entry is also generated. The entry structure involves various contents such as book publication information, book content reconstruction and reader comments. A user who searches, reads or attempts to recreate this book subsequently will be automatically added in this collaboration group. Only members in the collaboration group can edit the entry structure. The updated entry structure is displayed in real time to the members in the collaboration group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: SHANGHAI YIWEI NETWORK TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zhengfang Ma
  • Patent number: 10983625
    Abstract: An unsupported event module may install one or more event handlers in an application, wherein the one or more event handlers are configured to catch user interface events not otherwise handled by the application. During execution of the application, one or more unsupported event handlers may record user interface events not otherwise handled by the application. The method further includes storing or transmitting one or more records of the user interface events recorded by the one or more unsupported event handlers. Other embodiments may include receiving, from a plurality of remote computing devices, records of user interface events. The recorded user interface events from a plurality of computers implementing instances of an application may be aggregated to generate a report indicting the number of user interface events not otherwise handled for the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: William Brandon George, Kevin G. Smith
  • Patent number: 10970658
    Abstract: Techniques for behavioral pairing in a dispatch center system are disclosed. In one particular embodiment, the techniques may be realized as a method for behavioral pairing in a dispatch center system comprising determining, by at least one computer processor communicatively coupled to and configured to operate in the dispatch center system, a dispatch request for a customer; determining, by the at least one computer processor, a plurality of field agents available to service the customer's dispatch request; determining, by the at least one computer processor, a model of preferred field agent-customer pairings based at least in part on historical field agent-customer interaction outcome data; selecting, by the at least one computer processor, one of the plurality of field agents based on the model; and outputting, by the at least one computer processor, the selection to facilitate dispatching the selected field agent to the customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Afiniti, Ltd.
    Inventor: Robert Gardner Dunn
  • Patent number: 10963882
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system for receiving transaction requests from a financial institution, the system comprising i) a plurality of servers connected over a network, wherein each server comprises a storage unit configured to store a settlement risk position which is the sum of the value of previously processed transaction requests over a period of time, a debit cap value associated with the financial institution, an adjustment value and a new transaction request having a transaction value, wherein the debit cap value stored in each server is determined in accordance with the total debit cap attributed to the financial institution and the number of servers in the system; ii) communication circuitry configured to receive the adjustment value over the network, the adjustment value being determined as the average, value of the settlement risk position across the plurality of servers; and iii) control circuitry configured to determine whether the debit cap has been exceeded by comparing tire debit cap
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: IPCO 2012 LIMITED
    Inventors: Steven George Garlick, Neil Antony Masters
  • Patent number: 10965819
    Abstract: The disclosed telecom information processing system and method thereof allows a telecommunications provider to enable its business and organisational customers to view, report on and analyse the expenses that have been billed (historical invoicing periods) or will be billed (real-time outstanding invoicing period) to the customer for their usage of telecommunications services (typically call charges and/or data charges and/or other charges) as agreed in their contractual arrangements, by directly ingesting call data records (CDRs) and data usage records from the network and calculating the correct invoicing based on records held in the software invention, defining those contractual arrangements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventor: Hemant Passi
  • Patent number: 10963596
    Abstract: Systems and methods for creating, storing, and manipulating 3D objects in a software-supported virtual environment, and furthermore automatically generating the 3D objects in a CAD software application, are disclosed. The systems and methods allow for assemblies of the 3D objects to be saved and exported, where the saved assemblies are then imported by the CAD software application. The CAD software application includes a plug-in for generating part instances corresponding to each 3D object of the saved assembly. The plug-in includes master part models that define how the part instances are represented in the CAD software application, and how each part instance is to be connected for creating the saved assemblies in the CAD software application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: ATLATL SOFTWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Eric Wood, John Cater
  • Patent number: 10956952
    Abstract: Data processing computer systems and methods are disclosed for generating an electronic record for a privacy campaign that may include campaign data and a risk level for the privacy campaign. The risk level may be calculated using the campaign data and weighting factors. The weighting factors may be user customizable. Each piece of campaign data may have a relative risk rating that may also be user customizable and that may be used in calculating the risk level for the privacy campaign.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: OneTrust, LLC
    Inventor: Kabir A. Barday
  • Patent number: 10956848
    Abstract: A Business Process Management (BPM) information display system and method includes identifying a BPM asset that has been modified, comparing the modified BPM asset to a second version of the BPM asset, and identifying an activity within the modified BPM asset that has been modified. A user interface is generated by a computing system in which the modified BPM asset and the second version of the BPM asset are displayed, including highlighting the modified activity on the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Timothy Gerard Hanson, Jr., Joseph Daniel Rodgers
  • Patent number: 10956539
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for nutrition tracking. In one exemplary embodiment, a methods and apparatus for nutrition tracking are provided which receive selections of consumable items from a user, identify at least one item to be purposefully omitted in nutrition calculation, and calculate total nutrition for a period of time based on the selections. The calculation comprises purposeful omission of the nutritional data of the identified at least one of the plurality of consumable items. In order to accomplish the calculation, each of the selected items is associated with a data record in a database, each data record in the database comprising nutritional data regarding a consumable item to which the data record corresponds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Under Armour, Inc.
    Inventors: Alison Teoh, Jason Buckner, Nick Crocker, Paul Radcliffe
  • Patent number: 10957146
    Abstract: A system includes a processor configured to receive a vehicle identifier identifying a vehicle from a first digital entity. The processor is also configured to digitally obtain a payment account associated with the identifier, responsive to receiving the identifier. The processor is further configured to validate payment rights through input from a second entity, confirming the right to use the account to pay for charging the vehicle and responsive to successful validation, charge the payment account for vehicle charging, following vehicle charging completion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Bartlett, Dylan Erb, Jacob Wiles, Bikram Singh, Baocheng Sun
  • Patent number: 10949888
    Abstract: Technology is disclosed for facilitating generation and processing of a customized promotion based on a set of factors. In some embodiments, the disclosed technology enables a particular merchant to incentivize customer business (e.g., increase customer traffic to a physical merchant location) by offering a customized promotion for placement in a receipt of a transaction with another merchant. The customized promotion, which decreases incrementally in value over time, is generated specifically for a product and/or service offered by the particular merchant. The product and/or service associated with the promotion correlates to a set of factors, including, among others, the customer's spending trend, thereby increasing the likelihood that the customer would redeem the promotion with the particular merchant in a second transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Square, Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary Brock, John Ryan Crepezzi, Bruce Bell
  • Patent number: 10949478
    Abstract: For a platform device placed on a web-site and capable of forming a network with code-identifiable users or participants for the purpose of gathering and processing, by the users or participants, of items of information each stored in storage spaces of a platform which storage spaces are identifiable per predefined coding and are assigned to (associated with) a plurality of predefined different topics, an actively automated distribution of information collected by the users or participants is achieved in that the storage spaces (110) are each formed by a dual unit DuU on the platform, a dual unit DuU comprising a first storage space assigned to a predefined topic and provided with initial information formulated by an initial participant but not editable by any other individual user or participant and also a second storage space assigned to the first storage space which is editable by any one individual user or participant and is construed for insertion, by the plurality of users or participants, of additional
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventor: Patrick Faulwetter
  • Patent number: 10937071
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, computer program product, and computing system for defining a plurality of social platforms within a social platform pool; and associating each of the plurality of social platforms with one or more responsibility descriptors, chosen from a responsibility descriptor pool. The one or more responsibility descriptors identify one or more portions of a responsibility score that may be positively impacted when a contribution is made to the associated social platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Givewith LLC
    Inventor: Paul A. Polizzotto
  • Patent number: 10938773
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for synchronizing contact information and a medium are disclosed. The method may include: acquiring a processing request for synchronizing the contact information; acquiring head portrait information in the contact information and feature identification data of the head portrait information in response to the processing request; determining portrait status of the head portrait information based on the feature identification data; and performing a synchronizing operation on the head portrait information based on the portrait status of the head portrait information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Kun Liu
  • Patent number: 10936978
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed towards for models for visualizing resource allocation. A plurality of data models may be provided to a benchmarking engine. The benchmarking engine may be employed to provide a plurality of benchmark models based on the plurality of data models. If an organization is selected, additional actions may be performed including: providing one or more of the plurality of benchmark models based on a data model that corresponds to the organization and one or more model objects of the data model; and, employing a visualization engine to provide a visualization that compares one or more resource allocations associated with the one or more model objects with the one or more benchmark models, such that the visualization is displayed on a hardware display for viewing by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Apptio, Inc.
    Inventors: David Tijerina, Venkatesh Krishnan
  • Patent number: 10929936
    Abstract: Systems and methods to facilitate automated validation of anti-money laundering alerts are disclosed. Exemplary implementations may: obtain alert information indicating monetary transaction flow patterns suspected as money laundering; identify pattern types of the monetary transaction flow patterns; obtain source lists indicating sources of extra-transactional information related to the entities involved in the monetary transactions and significance of the sources; access the sources and obtain the extra-transactional information; evaluate the extra-transactional information included in the sources in accordance with indicated significance of the sources to validate or disprove the suspicions of the monetary transaction flow patterns; and/or perform other operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Jumio Corporation
    Inventor: Benjamin Tyson Duranske
  • 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
  • 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: 10931752
    Abstract: A distributed system that manages resources of the distributed system without the need for complex time synchronization systems is described. The distributed system includes a resource manager that manages the resources of the distributed system. The resource manager assigns leases and renews leases of resources of the distributed system to clients in the distributed system. The leases specify the duration of time that the lease is awarded to clients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: DataStax, Inc.
    Inventors: Blake David Eggleston, Anthony Edward Cozzie
  • Patent number: 10915844
    Abstract: Systematically and comprehensively identifying and evaluating structure changes in MRP runs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael T. Geroulo, Thomas R. Ervolina
  • Patent number: 10915923
    Abstract: A system comprising: at least one hardware processor; and a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium having program instructions embodied therewith, the program instructions executable by said at least one hardware processor to, automatically: receive, from each of a plurality of web clients, a request to receive data, wherein said data comprises (i) advertisement copy and (ii) a landing page URL (Uniform Resource Locator) associated with said advertisement copy; determine, for each of said web clients, a client identifier associated with said web client; automatically select a subset of said web clients; send said data only to said subset of said web clients; and identify a web client not included in said subset of web clients is a software robot, when a received redirection request to said landing page URL is associated with a client identifier associated with said web client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: KENSHOO LTD.
    Inventor: Gilad Armon Kest
  • Patent number: 10915524
    Abstract: A computing resource service provider deploys resources to process input data sets on an ongoing basis and provide requestors with queryable data structures generated from the input data sets over determined, rolling periods of time. In one embodiment, the input data sets are processed using one or more nearest neighbor search algorithms, and the outputs therefrom are represented in data structures which are rotated as newer data structures are subsequently generated. The disclosed systems and techniques improve resource utilization, processing efficiency, query latency, and result consistency relative to known controls for large and/or complex data processing tasks, such as those employed in machine learning techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Pracheer Gupta, Poorna Chand Srinivas Perumalla, Andrea Olgiati, Madan Mohan Rao Jampani, Stefano Stefani
  • Patent number: 10915604
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for identifying and tracking diverters of controlled medications. A system may receive signals indicative of medication dispensing activities by one or more health care providers such as nurses, physicians, or pharmacists. Based on the received signals, the system may determine one or more factor scores for each health care provider. The factor scores may be numerical indicators of potential diversion for corresponding factors related to usage, waste, dosage, or other factors. The factor scores may be combined to determine a total diversion score for each of one or more potential diverters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis Anthony Tribble, Scott Loebig, Thomas Utech
  • Patent number: 10915932
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, computer program product, and computing system for receiving a social platform inquiry from a client; defining one or more client identifiers for the client; and recommending one or more social platforms based, at least in part, upon the one or more client identifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Givewith LLC
    Inventor: Paul A. Polizzotto
  • Patent number: 10908799
    Abstract: A method and a device for controlling a moving object and a mobile apparatus are provided. The method comprises detecting a contact operation on a touch display, detecting, if the detected contact operation is a sliding contact operation in a preset image region, whether the sliding contact operation is a control trigger operation for the moving object, and, if yes, generating a control instruction for the moving object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Heli Zhong, Zhiyuan Zhang, Weifeng Liu
  • Patent number: 10909639
    Abstract: A system and method for facilitating social interactions between different individuals. Information available about each of the individuals engaged in a social interaction is used to provide a “social accelerator” for an interaction between the individuals. Social interactions are improved or accelerated by aggregating available information about individuals participating in an information system. When an interaction event trigger is received, the context of context for possible social interaction between the users around the trigger event is determined. A social accelerator is selected from available interest information common to the participating user and the target user, and the social accelerator is provided to one of the individuals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth A. Lobb, Shiraz J. Cupala, Omar Aftab, Christopher Michael Novak, Todd Garnet Wagner
  • Patent number: 10902465
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, and methods for providing prepurchase promotions to consumers are discussed herein. A prepurchase promotion may refer to preliminary promotional mechanism that may be accepted but is not an actual (e.g., redeemable) promotion until subsequent to merchant approval of one or more promotion parameters. Some embodiments may provide for an apparatus including circuitry configured to: provide a prepurchase impression of a prepurchase promotion to a consumer device, wherein the prepurchase promotion is associated with one or more promotion parameters including a promotional value; receive bid data from the consumer device indicating a consumer-defined accepted value and consumer acceptance of the one or more promotion parameters at the consumer-defined accepted value; and generate a request to offer a promotion including the one or more promotion parameters at the consumer-defined accepted value for transmission to a merchant associated with the prepurchase promotion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: GROUPON, INC.
    Inventors: Eric Lefkofsky, Daniel Roarty, Matthew Joseph Hanson, Zachary Finley, David William Kunst, Feras Karablieh
  • Patent number: 10902083
    Abstract: A system for enhanced information flow in an enterprise is disclosed. The system includes a monitoring module configured to determine one or more metrics associated with at least one of an agent or a data item. The system further includes a rating module configured to provide a rating to the data item based on the one or more metrics associated with the at least one of the agent or the data item. The system further includes a computing module configured to compute a review parameter based on the rating of the data item. The system further includes a display module configured to display an indicator associated with the computed review parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Flannery, Cathal Mac Donnacha, Lee Malcolm
  • Patent number: 10901569
    Abstract: Systems and methods of providing an integrated interface for generating one or more pages of a network interface are disclosed. A system includes a computing device configured to generate an integrated page including a first element associated with a first tool. The first element is configured to present one or more components on the integrated page. A modification of the first element is received by the computing device and a first parameter is extracted from the first element. The first parameter is defined by the first tool. A first tool-specific call is generated for the first tool. The first tool-specific call includes the first parameter. A structure of the first tool-specific call is defined by the first tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Seth Benjamin, Adam J. Wand, Maxime Najim
  • Patent number: 10902344
    Abstract: In an example, one or more job postings, as well as corresponding confidential data values, are obtained from a social networking service. A first set of one or more features are extracted from the one or more job postings. The first set of one or more features and corresponding confidential data values are fed into a machine learning algorithm to train a confidential data value prediction model to output a predicted confidential data value for a candidate job posting. Then, the candidate job posting is obtained and a second set of one or more features are extracted from the candidate job posting. The extracted second set of one or more features is fed to the confidential data value prediction model, outputting the predicted confidential data value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Krishnaram Kenthapadi, Stuart MacDonald Ambler
  • Patent number: 10904697
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method may include receiving, in a messaging client executing on a first client device, a location request from a second client device; determining whether the second client device is authorized to send the location request to the first client device; starting a timer in response to receiving the location request when the second client device is authorized; and sending a location of the first client device to the second client device when the timer expires. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Benoit Charles Henri Reitz, Menahem Dan Fedida, Felix Leupold
  • Patent number: 10901426
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes a first controller, a first communication unit, and a second controller and communication unit both on board a vehicle. The second controller is configured to generate first control signals for controlling the vehicle based at least in part on second control signals received by the second communication unit from the first communication unit. The first controller is configured to receive proximity signals relating to a geographic proximity between two or more designated transports. The transports are respective movements of material from respective first locations to respective second locations. The first controller is further configured to generate a control plan for the two or more transports based at least in part on the proximity signals, and generate the second control signals, for communication to the second controller for controlling completion of the two or more transports, based on the control plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: TRANSPORTATION IP HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Edward McQuillan
  • Patent number: 10902524
    Abstract: Techniques for detecting physical conditions at a physical premises from collection of sensor information from plural sensors execute one or more unsupervised learning models to continually analyze the collected sensor information to produce operational states of sensor information, produce sequences of state transitions, detect during the continual analysis of sensor data that one or more of the sequences of state transitions is a drift sequence, correlate determined drift state sequence to a stored determined condition at the premises, and generate an alert based on the determined condition. Various uses are described for these techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: SENSORMATIC ELECTRONICS, LLC
    Inventors: Christine Trainor, David Vavrasek
  • Patent number: 10902538
    Abstract: A device for hailing a vehicle includes a location sensor outputting location information indicative of a location of the device. The device further includes a device interface configured to receive an input from a user of the device. Responsive to the input, a transmitter of the device transmits the location information, input information, and identification information for the device to a dispatch server system. The transmitter is further configured to route the location information, the input information, and the identification information for the device to only the dispatch server system. The identification information is used by the dispatch server system to set a predefined location associated with the identification information as a destination for a trip for the user in the vehicle. The predefined location is defined in an account corresponding to the identification information of the device maintained by the dispatch server system prior to receipt of the input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Stephanie Olivia Engle, Mariya Jacobo, Divya Thakur, Bradley David Ryan
  • Patent number: 10896433
    Abstract: Example dynamic pricing systems and methods are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Amaresh Nayak, Vijay Patil
  • Patent number: 10896435
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer-readable storage medium configured to link electronic voucher offers with complementary voucher offers and consolidate redemption of electronic vouchers with electronic payments into a single transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Brian Maw, Jennifer Dogin
  • Patent number: 10896458
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are technologies for providing recommendations as to particular products and/or services that are customer specific and general, based on customer preference and inquiry. The recommendations are provided as part of an online shopping system. In accordance with one aspect, an item query is received from a customer, and analyzed by a query analyzer to determine if the query is a general item query or a specific item query. A search may be performed for items based on the item query in an items database listing items offered for purchase. If the query is the general item query, customer preference is determined from results of the search. If the query is the specific item query, the items from the results of the search are grouped based on cost performance. The items of the search result are ranked and provided to the customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Zhan Shi, Yu Cheng, Gufei Sun, Wen-Syan Li
  • Patent number: 10894547
    Abstract: An approach is provided for assessing safety conditions of a vehicle. The approach, for example, involves aggregating operational data associated with a vehicle from a plurality of data sources. The approach also involves processing the operational data against operational criteria to determine a normal operational status or an abnormal operational status of the vehicle. The approach further involves generating an independent assessment of a safety condition of the vehicle based on the normal operational status or the abnormal operational status. The independent assessment is performed independently of an assessment system of the vehicle, a manufacturer of the vehicle, or a combination thereof. The approach further involves in response to a request by a user to use the vehicle, providing data indicating the safety condition in a user interface of a device associated with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventor: Lidia Alejandra Abundis Vargas