Automated Electrical Financial Or Business Practice Or Management Arrangement Patents (Class 705/1.1)
  • Patent number: 10228490
    Abstract: A system for detecting gas leaks and determining their location and size. A data gathering portion of the system utilizes a hub and spoke configuration to collect path-integrated spectroscopic data over multiple open paths around an area. A processing portion of the system applies a high resolution transport model together with meteorological data of the area to generate an influence function of possible leak locations on gas detector measurement paths, and applies an inversion model to the influence function and the spectroscopic data to generate gas source size and location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignees: The United States of America, As Represented by the Secretary of Commerce, The Regents of the University of Colorado, A Body Corporate
    Inventors: Gregory B Rieker, Ian Coddington, Nathan R Newbury, Kuldeep Prasad, Anna Karion
  • Patent number: 10229457
    Abstract: Apparatus for stimulating trading in a limited-liquidity financial instrument are provided. One the method may include receiving a trade of liquidity for the limited-liquidity financial instrument. The receiving may include receiving a first order. The first order may correspond to a price and volume associated with a pre-determined bid-offer spread. The order may be executable only in conjunction with a counterorder that trades with the first order and includes a commitment to make a two-way market in the financial instrument at the predetermined bid-offer spread. In certain embodiments, when the first order is received from a first entity and the counterorder is received from a second entity, the method may also include receiving a bid price and an offer price from a second entity. The method may also include receiving an instruction from the first entity to select one of the bid and the offer and to execute a trade therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: GFI GROUP INC.
    Inventors: Francesco Cicero, Simon Prest
  • Patent number: 10229185
    Abstract: Various systems, methods, and computer program products are disclosed for performing configuration management functionality on hierarchically-organized unstructured data using associative templates. Such methods, computer program products, and computer systems include identifying a node in the associative template and setting a configuration parameter to a parameter value, based on a template association. The node in the associative template is a node in a hierarchy of an associative template. The identifying indicates a template association between the node in the associative template and a node in a hierarchy of hierarchically-organized unstructured data (HOUD). The parameter value is maintained in the node in the associative template, and the node comprises the configuration parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Veritas Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Bhushan Pandit, Andrew James Nash
  • Patent number: 10229552
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing charged battery units into a tank of an electrically powered apparatus. The dispenser comprises a dispensing container for accommodating a plurality of charged battery units, and a conduit having a first end coupled to the dispensing container and a second end adapted to be coupled to a tank to be filled. The dispenser further comprises a dispensing mechanism for selectively dispensing battery units to the tank through said conduit, the dispensing mechanism comprising a metering unit for monitoring and controlling the number and or state of battery units dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: TANKTWO OY
    Inventors: Bert Holtappels, Juha Tuomola, Timo Rissanen
  • Patent number: 10223660
    Abstract: A remote server is capable of acquiring income distribution of a fishing ground. The remote server receives information on positions of a fishing boat, information on operating days of the fishing boat, and income and fuel consumption of the fishing boat on each operating day or at each position of the operating day. The remote server outputs the income and the fuel consumption for each operating day and makes an income distribution map expressing distribution of corbiculae. The remote server outputs the number of times of receipt of the information on the positions on each operating day on the map and makes a collection spot distribution map expressing distribution of the collection spot by the fishing boat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Yanmar Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Ouchida, Keisuke Uezumiya, Yoshiaki Yasui
  • Patent number: 10223427
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described to generate a color palette with color combinations based on human color preferences. One or more input colors can be used to determine affiliated colors based on the presence of colors in color palettes that have been voted on and/or ranked by a community of users. Each affiliated color can be weighted, normalized, and ordered based at least in part on the level of preference for the color palette to which it belongs and the relative popularity of the input colors. A color from the ordered affiliated colors can be selected and added to the custom palette of colors. With the addition of a color, the ordered affiliated colors can be updated to further present colors for inclusion in the custom color palette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Shearer Dorner, Jenny Ann Blackburn, Eva Manolis, Timothy Andrew Ong, Paul Barnhart Sayre, III
  • Patent number: 10222788
    Abstract: A production plan for a second base is generated that is suited to the circumstances of the second base while making use of a first base's know-how about adjusting a production plan. A storage unit is configured to store plan adjustment knowledge regarding a plan adjustment that has been made to a production plan for the first base. A generation unit is configured to generate production adjustment knowledge regarding a production adjustment that has been made at the second base, which has a production management level different from that of the first base, based on production capacity and production performance of the second base. A planning unit is configured to generate a production plan for the second base based on the plan adjustment knowledge stored in the storage unit and on the production adjustment knowledge generated by the generation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tazu Nomoto, Masayasu Uozaki
  • Patent number: 10223477
    Abstract: Briefly, embodiments disclosed herein may relate to formulating recommended search queries. Search query recommendations may be based, at least in part, on multiple user searches performed at least in part in response to consumption of publicly available content, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Excalibur IP, LLP
    Inventors: Eric Bax, John Peng, Scott Ard, Arun Autuchirayll
  • Patent number: 10223653
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to an onboarding dashboard and methods and system thereof for transitioning candidates into welcomed and engaged workers. In an online services exchange medium, clients find and hire freelancer candidates “on demand” to get projects done quickly and cost effectively. A client is able to use the onboarding dashboard to configure onboarding tasks for each individual or group of candidates the client hires. The candidates, once engaged with the client, are able use the onboarding dashboard to view the onboarding tasks established for them by the client. The onboarding dashboard provides complete visibility of the onboarding progress to both the client and the candidates, enforcement of step dependencies and management of documents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Elance, Inc.
    Inventors: Sunny SunMin Song, Yuet Ping Poon, Jonathan Paul Diller, Anthony M. Hahn
  • Patent number: 10223657
    Abstract: A system that facilitates the negotiation of a standard for inter-enterprise collaboration between trading partners includes a set of meta-model elements. Each element in the set can be negotiated by enterprises and incorporated into a negotiated meta-model that describes an agreement between the enterprises as to collaborations between the enterprises. Each element in the set describes a portion of a potential standard for collaboration between enterprises. The system also includes a meta-model negotiation service that receives an indication that enterprises wish to negotiate a standard for collaborations between the enterprises and provides access to the set of elements and receive selections of one or more of the elements for negotiation and incorporation into a negotiated meta-model. The negotiated meta-model describes an agreement between the enterprises as to collaborations between the enterprises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: JDA Software Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Ranjit N. Notani, Ramsyam Missula
  • Patent number: 10216734
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or systems are provided for constructing a complementary calendar and/or a shadow calendar. A user may maintain a primary calendar within which the user may schedule user specified tasks and/or meetings, but may inadvertently omit other entries. Accordingly, a complementary calendar may be constructed based upon inferences derived from user signal data (e.g., information used to identify/infer activities of the user, such as social network profile information, messages, temporal information, locational information, documents, etc.). The complementary calendar may be automatically populated with entries corresponding to inferences derived from user signals and/or real-time conditions (e.g., weather, store hours, traffic conditions, etc.). The primary calendar and the complementary calendar may be merged to create a shadow calendar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Shira Weinberg, Haim Somech, Scott Vernon Fynn, Uri Barash, Colleen Elizabeth Hamilton, Robert J. Howard, III
  • Patent number: 10219109
    Abstract: Provided is a computer implemented method for a vehicle used in a car share journey to access priority parking spaces in a carpark. The method includes the step of obtaining location and time data for a mobile electronic device of a user/driver of the vehicle and for a mobile electronic device of at least one other user. From this data, it is determined that the two devices are in close proximity to each other for a predetermined time and/or over a predetermined distance thereby inferring that the two users are sharing the vehicle. When one or both of the devices are detected as having reached a location on or within a boundary of a geo-fence associated with the carpark, data is communicated to a system or device of a third party associated with the carpark to alert the third party and/or provide the third party with data indicative of an identity of the vehicle and/or its driver to enable the driver to access carparking spaces allocated to car share vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventors: Tony Lynch, Francois Planke, Lewis Kite
  • Patent number: 10216719
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method, a computer program product, and a computer system for extracting natural language relations between entities. A computer receives a configuration for associating one or more natural language questions with one or more entities and identifies the one or more entities annotated within a document. The computer answers the natural language questions associated with the identified one or more entities based on context surrounding the identified one or more entities. The computer may further transmit the natural language questions associated with the identified one or more entities and the surrounding context to a question and answer service, then receive answers to the natural language questions from the question and answer service. The computer may further determine whether the received answers correctly describe the relation between the identified one or more entities and other entities within the extracted surrounding context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Brendan C. Bull, Scott R. Carrier, Aysu Ezen Can, Dwi Sianto Mansjur
  • Patent number: 10216791
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments, there are provided mechanisms and methods for adjusting a data query. These mechanisms and methods for adjusting a data query can enable more relevant query results, increased efficiency and revenue, optimized customer interaction, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: salesforce.com
    Inventors: Francois Lopitaux, Frederic Voituret, Sylvana Bounthiem, Medha Pradhan, Nicolas Paymal, Gregoire Lejeune
  • Patent number: 10210024
    Abstract: A system includes a plurality of storage drives configured to store data associated with at least one of homogeneous and heterogeneous applications running in containers; and a controller configured to balance workloads of the containers by grouping the containers based on characteristics of the workloads of the containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Janki Bhimani, Hingkwan Huen, Jingpei Yang, Manu Awasthi, Vijay Balakrishnan, Jason Martineau
  • Patent number: 10210023
    Abstract: Methods and systems for a networked storage system are provided. One method includes assigning by a processor executable management module a service level objective (SLO) for a workload, where the SLO is allotted a plurality of performance parameters for tracking performance of the workload for storing data in a networked storage environment; tracking historical performance of the workload to determine a duration when SLO allotment defined by the plurality of performance parameters is being under-utilized; adjusting automatically the SLO allotment for the workload during the duration when the SLO allotment is under-utilized; and re-allocating automatically the available performance capacity of a resource used by the workload to another workload whose assigned SLO is not being under-utilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: NETAPP, INC.
    Inventors: Alma Dimnaku, Jeffrey Scott MacFarland
  • Patent number: 10212242
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture to monitor media presentations are disclosed. An example method includes providing a software development kit (SDK) to an application developer. The SDK is to enable the application developer to create a monitoring enabled application. A panelist identifier is transmitted in response to a request from a registrar executed by the media device. The request includes demographic information associated with a user of the media device. The panelist identifier is stored in a shared memory of the media device and is accessible to the monitoring enabled application. The monitoring enabled application is to collect data if the panelist identifier is in the shared memory and to disable collection of the data if the panelist identifier is not in the shared memory. The data is collected from the monitoring enabled application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Alan N. Bosworth, Albert T. Borawski, Scott Cooper, Kevin K. Gaynor
  • Patent number: 10205626
    Abstract: There is provided a method for component correlation of an integrated service, comprising: receiving, at a central server, a selection of a certain integrated service including hardware and software components, each respective integrated service associated with an offering inventory representation including a description of the hardware and software components; receiving, from the client, a message including the inventory description of the automated home environment; correlating the inventory description of the home inventory with the certain integrated service offering inventory, to identify a subset of hardware and software components already installed within the automated home environment that correspond to hardware and software components of the certain integrated service, wherein the inventory description and the offering inventory are based on a common data format; and presenting, to the client, a modified version of the certain integrated service based on the identified subset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Roni Ram
  • Patent number: 10205593
    Abstract: In representative embodiments, a system and method to recommend improvements to a security reliance score is illustrated. Individual cryptographic key material has an associated security reliance score that is calculated based on attributes of associated with the cryptographic key material. The system identifies an improvement goal and evaluates a selected cross-section of key material and their associated scores. Based on the evaluation, the system creates an exemplary model having attributes to use as the basis of improvement. This model is then used to calculate improvement potential for a selected cross-section of scores by calculating the improvement that would occur if changes were made in the selected cross-section to match the model. Based on the improvement potential, the system can then automatically initiate action(s) to improve scores or present options for action(s) to a user for selection and initiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Venafi, Inc.
    Inventors: Garrett Val Biesinger, Daniel G. DeBate, Harigopan Ravindran Nair, Remo Ronca, Matthew Woods
  • Patent number: 10200489
    Abstract: Computer networks for secure demand-driven file distribution are described. In one example, a client device receives a notification to check in for updates. In response, the client device checks in with a device services computing device on a computer network. The device services computing device determines a path list to certain cache computing devices on the computer network for receipt of the files, builds a markup file including the path list to the files, and transmits the markup file to the client device. The markup file can also include unique identifiers of the files and an encryption key for secure distribution of the files. Using the markup file, the client device can request the files, and the computer network is physically and logically arranged to distribute the files among the cache computing devices and to the client device in a secure and demand-driven manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: AIRWATCH LLC
    Inventors: Craig Farley Newell, Michael Robert Jones, Ravishankar Chamarajnagar, Hai James Le
  • Patent number: 10198769
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and computer-readable media for enabling real-time competition based on commodities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventor: Patrick Damien O'Brien
  • Patent number: 10198707
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide systems and methods for facilitating synchronized delivery of shipments/items scheduled to be delivered to multiple serviceable points located nearby one another. Various embodiments identify nearby serviceable points based on an identification of serviceable points within a common delivery density area. In various embodiments, serviceable point data identifying a serviceable point cluster are stored for a plurality of serviceable points. Shipping data for a first shipment to be delivered to a first serviceable point is then received, and a determination is made whether a second shipment is scheduled to be delivered to a second serviceable point within the same cluster as the first serviceable point. Historical delivery activity is identified for the serviceable point cluster, and is compared with a threshold frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: United Parcel Service of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Bolton, Steven D. Brill, Matthew Collins, Anthony Creasy, Andrew Dotterweich, Joseph Guerrisi, Daniel Kettleson, Michael Mulholland, Robert J. Gillen, Greg Loppatto, John Hernandez, Butch Butler, Scott Lord
  • Patent number: 10185747
    Abstract: Approaches to sharing information about third-party data sets in the context of an application. A computing device may be used to determine the context of an application that is executing on the computing device and searching an index that includes entries representing publisher data sets. The computing device may search the index for entries that are associated with the context of the application. In response to finding such an entry, the computing device displays information about the publisher data set that is associated with the entry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Trond Benum, Floyd Louis Broussard, III, Nitin Jain, Olivier Simondet
  • Patent number: 10182256
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for assigning metadata candidates to a commercial by performing image analysis on a plurality of the video frames to identify video frames that include one or more of identifiable product-related logos, brand-related logos, product-related text, or brand-related text which appear in the video frames, performing audio analysis on the commercial to identify audio associated with one or more identifiable products or brands in the commercial, comparing the products and brands identified by the image analysis with the products and brands identified by the audio analysis, and identifying similar products and brands; and assigning to the commercial a product or brand as a primary metadata candidate when a similar product or brand is identified by the image analysis and the audio analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Alphonso Inc.
    Inventors: Lampros Kalampoukas, Ashish Chordia, Zhengxiang Pan
  • Patent number: 10180830
    Abstract: Efficient system construction is enabled even when components (objects) of a system include such a setting item whose setting value is determined by an environment of a destination of construction during deployment. In a deployment device (100), a setting information storage unit (120) stores setting information indicating a referencing relation among setting items of a plurality of objects included in a system and a dependent item which is a setting item whose value is determined during deployment in an execution environment among the setting items of the plurality of objects. A deployment sequence determination unit (140) determines a sequence in which the plurality of objects are to be deployed in the execution environment, based on the setting information. A deployment execution unit (150) deploys each of the plurality of objects in the execution environment in accordance with the deployment sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Manabu Nakanoya
  • Patent number: 10180321
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for calculating an average time people spend at a particular location, such as a store. A plurality of entrance times is identified, where each entrance time corresponds to when one or more objects entered the particular location. A plurality of exit times is also identified, where each exit time corresponds to when one or more objects exited the particular location. An average entrance time is determined based on the plurality of entrance times. An average exit time is determined based on the plurality of exit times. An average time people spend at the particular location is determined based on a difference between the average exit time and the average entrance time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: 3VR SECURITY, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Allocco, Derrick Low, Narasimha Paila, Jithendra Paruchuri, Ali Zandifar
  • Patent number: 10181138
    Abstract: Business rules can govern a single price or they can define relationships between different products involving two or more decision prices. One problem that retailers can face is that business rules are generally not codified and are rarely followed consistently, and thus it can be difficult to articulate existing business rules or generate new business rules. However, existing price information inherently contains industry knowledge and experience, even if retailers find it difficult to express that knowledge. The disclosed technology generates business rules by reverse engineering rule bounds and coefficients from existing price information. The reverse engineered rule bounds and coefficients can be used in price optimization to generate recommended prices for retail products that optimize revenue and profit while complying with a set of business rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Clear Demand, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam N. Rosenberg, James A. Sills
  • Patent number: 10176503
    Abstract: Data processing systems and methods, according to various embodiments are adapted for efficiently processing data to allow for the streamlined assessment of the risk level associated with particular privacy campaigns. The systems may provide a centralized repository of templates of privacy-related question/answer pairings for various vendors, products (e.g., software products), and services. Different entities may electronically access the templates (which may be periodically updated and centrally audited) and customize the templates for evaluating the risk associated with the entities' respective business endeavors that involve the relevant vendors, products, or services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: OneTrust, LLC
    Inventors: Kabir A. Barday, Jonathan Blake Brannon
  • Patent number: 10178050
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for mediating user access to services over a network are described. Access is provided by a service network host to a plurality of connectors providing access to a plurality of services over the network. The services are provided by entities independent from the service network host. The connectors including a first connector are configured to communicate with a first service using a first format to retrieve or modify data associated with the first service. The first connector is further configured to identify one or more methods or data fields of the first service. The service network host is further configured to provide, to a computer associated with a user over the network, one or more directions for using the first connector to display and/or modify data from the first service over the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventor: David Byrne Reese
  • Patent number: 10171398
    Abstract: A user device which can provide information related to text, which is input into a messenger, on a background screen of the messenger, and a method for providing information in the user device are provided. The method includes displaying a conversation exchanged through a messenger, detecting text related to a content in the conversation, displaying a content image matched to the content on a background of the conversation, and providing information related to the content in response to selection of the content image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hongju Lee, Sungpyo Yoon
  • Patent number: 10169450
    Abstract: A semantic search engine is enhanced to employ user preferences to customize answer output by, for a first user, extracting user preferences and sentiment levels associated with a first question; receiving candidate answer results of a semantic search of the first question; weighting the candidate answer results according to the sentiment levels for each of the user preferences; and producing the selected candidate answers to the first user. Optionally, user preferences and sentiment levels may be accumulated over different questions for the same user, or over different users for similar questions. And, supplemental information may be retrieved relative to a user preference in order to further tune the weighting per the preferences and sentiment levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Corville O. Allen, Scott Robert Carrier, Scott N. Gerard, Sterling Richardson Smith, David Blake Styles, Eric Woods
  • Patent number: 10169858
    Abstract: A system, device, and method for inspecting the cosmetic and operational features of electronic devices, including computing and telecommunications devices. The cosmetic inspection system includes an image capture unit for capturing the images of the electronic devices, and a user interface for processing the captured images and providing relevant information to the user of the system. Images of the external components such as external casing materials or touch screens of electronic devices are captured and the cosmetic inspection system uses baseline images to make determinations to identify defective components of the electronic devices. Based on these determinations, the system may conclude which, if any, replacement components of the devices are needed to restore the electronic device. In one embodiment, a user of the system may then be provided with information through a user interface about defective components and options for ordering replacement components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: FedEx Supply Chain Logistics & Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Clark Humphrey, Brian Morris
  • Patent number: 10169794
    Abstract: In representative embodiments, a digital assistant provides actionable information to a user regarding one or more vehicles owned by a user. Actionable information is typically provided in a “tip” which is a mechanism for presenting information to a user and may be presented in text, audible, or other form. The tips provided by the digital assistant are directed to helping the user with tasks associated with vehicles such as knowing when to obtain service such as oil changes, tire inflation, light replacement, brake replacement, fluid level check/fill, or other service. The digital assistant can utilize user information to automatically book service appointments, recommend times for service or other vehicle actions, route changes and so forth. Tips can also include links to a marketplace where recommended services can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Zain Aziz, Ajoy Nandi
  • Patent number: 10171985
    Abstract: Data sharing between devices in a network is described. User data associated with a user device is identified, and a location of the user device is determined. A potential contact device located within a proximity range relative to the location of the user device is identified. Communications are sent between the user device and the potential contact device to initiate data sharing. In response to the communications, data is exchanged between the user device and the potential contact device by sending the user data to the potential contact device, and sending contact data associated with the potential contact device to the user device to modify contact information stored in association with the user device. The data sharing can also initiate a chat session and/or generate a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Ginko LLC
    Inventors: Ronald J. Czajka, II, Sam B. Attisha
  • Patent number: 10169029
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products to perform an operation comprising obtaining configuration information from a source integration application, determining a set of features for the source integration application based on the configuration information, determining a score for a feature of the set of features for an integration pattern, the score representing based on a likelihood the feature is associated with a pattern, determining fitness scores for the integration pattern of a set of integration patterns based at least in part on the score of one or more features of the set of features, selecting one or more integration patterns from the set of patterns based on the fitness score associated with each of the integration patterns, and migrating the source integration application based on the selected one or more integration patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew J. Borley, Callum P. Jackson, Philip L. Norton
  • Patent number: 10170018
    Abstract: A computer system is configured to enable users to maintain a facility. The computer system includes a computer server configured to communicate across a computer network with a plurality of mobile devices, where each mobile device is pre-configured for one of a plurality of different facilities, and a database configured to store facility data about the facilities identifying sets of equipment within each facility that a user is required to perform a maintenance check on, and parameter data associated with the equipment that is set by a user through a given one of the mobile devices during the maintenance check. The computer server enables the mobile devices to read data from the database or insert new data into the database in response to requests received from the mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventor: Peter M. Curtis
  • Patent number: 10169828
    Abstract: A method and system applies analytics models to a tax return preparation system to determine a likelihood of qualification for an earned income tax credit by a user, according to one embodiment. The method and system receive user data and applying the user data to a predictive model to cause the predictive model to determine, at least partially based on the user data, a likelihood of qualification for an earned income tax credit for the user, according to one embodiment. The method and system display, for the user, an estimated tax return benefit to the user, at least partially based on the likelihood of qualification for the earned income tax credit exceeding a predetermined threshold, to reduce delays in presenting estimated earned income tax credit benefits to the user during a tax return preparation session in a tax return preparation system, according to one embodiment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventors: Yao H. Morin, Massimo Mascaro, Preetam Kumar Ojha, Joel R. Minton
  • Patent number: 10163168
    Abstract: A system provides on a graphical user interface user-selectable options corresponding to a first type and a second type of enhanced coverage options, available for a covered property, each of the enhanced coverage options providing one or more improvements to a property covered under a property insurance policy, in accordance with universal design principles, in the event of an incurred loss to the covered property. Responsive to user selection of a type, alternating images including an image of a damaged property and an image of the damaged property after repair and an improvement in accordance with universal design principles corresponding to the selected type of enhanced coverage option, are displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Hartford Fire Insurance Company
    Inventors: Christine A. Woods, Cynthia A. Hellyar, Sandra E. Belcourt
  • Patent number: 10163119
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide systems and methods for encouraging online merchants to tender shipments according to specified criteria such that its delivery can be synchronized with anticipated and/or forecasted deliveries to the same or nearby addresses. In this way, a more efficient delivery of the shipment may be achieved. The encouragement or incentive may be in the form of a decrease in shipping cost for the particular shipment, a general shipping discount for selecting a threshold number of incentivized shipments, or some other incentive schedule. In some embodiments, the incentives may not be financially based and instead may be reductions in emissions, fuel consumption, improved customer experience (e.g., multiple deliveries at the same time versus separate deliveries) and the like. Of course, any combination of incentives may be provided both financial and otherwise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: United Parcel Service of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Bolton, Steven D. Brill, Matthew Collins, Anthony Creasy, Andrew Dotterweich, Joseph Guerrisi, Daniel Kettleson, Michael Mulholland
  • Patent number: 10165121
    Abstract: A method of sending data to one of a plurality of geographically dispersed contact center service sites includes receiving a contact from a customer device; determining a context of the contact; and retrieving, by the server of the contact center, from a first context store, information based on the determined context of the contact. Accordingly, based on the determined context of the contact, a predicted particular service site from among the plurality of geographically dispersed contact center service sites can be identified so that the retrieved information can be sent to a storage location that is closer to the predicted particular service site than the contact center is.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: John Reilly, John McGreevy, Joseph Smyth, Thomas Eustace
  • Patent number: 10163137
    Abstract: A system and method providing for communication and resolution of utility functions between participants, wherein the utility function is evaluated based on local information at the recipient to determine a cost value thereof. A user interface having express representation of both information elements, and associated reliability of the information. An automated system for optimally conveying information based on relevance and reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventor: Steven M. Hoffberg
  • Patent number: 10162840
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the present invention, a system and method for consolidating financial data comprising: a relational database containing a plurality of schema comprising a staging schema, recent schema and historic schema; a distributed data storage platform comprising a plurality of nodes; and a computer processor, coupled to the relational database and the distributed data storage platform, and programmed to: store financial data in the distributed data storage platform comprising the plurality of nodes; create an aggregation specification to compute an aggregation for a financial measure; determine whether the aggregation is current; compose one or more keys for the aggregation specification; determine one or more dimensions for the keys; responsive to the keys and dimensions, process the aggregation specification via the plurality of nodes; and combine one or more aggregations to create a new aggregation algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.
    Inventor: Christopher Richard Carter
  • Patent number: 10163388
    Abstract: An electronic device may be provided with a display. A content generator may generate frames of image data to be displayed on the display. The display may have an array of pixels that emit light to display images. The pixels may contain light-emitting devices such as organic light-emitting diodes, quantum dot light-emitting diodes, and light-emitting diodes formed from discrete semiconductor dies. As a result of aging, the light producing capabilities of the light-emitting devices may degrade over time. The electronic device may have a temperature sensor that gathers temperature measurements. A pixel luminance degradation compensator may apply compensation factors to uncorrected pixel luminance values associated with the frames of image data to produce corresponding corrected pixel luminance values for the display. The compensation factors may be based on aging history information such as pixel luminance history and temperature measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yifan Zhang, Paul S. Drzaic, Chieh-Wei Chen, Jean-Pierre S. Guillou, Koorosh Aflatooni
  • Patent number: 10157426
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods, systems and articles of manufacture for rendering paginated interview screens that include arrangements of tax questions or topics representative of question or topic relevancy and that are selected and arranged based at least in part upon determined question or topic categorization and/or ranking. Different pagination structures may be utilized to visually indicate tax question or topic relevancy and to encourage or enable users of a tax return preparation application to answer more pertinent questions or topics before others, while also allowing the user to navigate or scroll questions or topics of paginated screens and to select questions or topics to answer or address at the user's discretion, without being restricted by a pre-determined sequence of interview questions or hard-coded question-and-answer frameworks. Interview screen paginations and content thereof are dynamically updated as runtime data of the electronic tax return is received or updated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: INTUIT INC.
    Inventors: Gang Wang, Kevin M. McCluskey, Jay J. Yu, Alex G. Balazs
  • Patent number: 10157267
    Abstract: A computer and mobile computing devices are used to determine participation in a health improvement plan. Data is stored pertaining to the identification of a members of the health improvement plan, as well as data pertaining to the identification of a mobile computing devices associated with the members. Additionally, data is stored pertaining to a set of locations each pertaining to a predetermined health improvement facility. As members use the health related facilities, information is received from a member's mobile computing device pertaining to a location of the mobile computing device within a predetermined distance with respect to a location within the set of locations. The time at which a location of the mobile computing device is within the predetermined distance, at a plurality of different times is stored, and then the stored time is analyzed to determine a level of participation of the member with the wellness program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Vitality Group International, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen Ronald Mitchley
  • Patent number: 10152724
    Abstract: A method of providing a context based service is performed by a user terminal. The method includes: generating a user profile about at least one entity; providing user profile characteristic information obtained or inferred from the user terminal associated with the at least one entity; and controlling to provide a user description generated based on the user profile and the user profile characteristic information to a recommendation engine for a required service if a recommendation of a context based service is required to the at least one entity, the recommendation engine performing a service recommendation according to a situation of the at least one entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Korea Electronics Technology Institute
    Inventors: Jae Won Moon, Tae Beom Lim, Kyung Won Kim, Seung Woo Kum, Jong Bin Park, Jong Jin Jung
  • Patent number: 10145725
    Abstract: A method of calibrating a weighing system associated with a worksite is provided. The method includes, receiving, from the weighing system, readings indicative of a payload on a first set of machines and a second set of machines of the worksite. The second set of machines are configured to receive a payload from the corresponding first set of machines. The method also includes formulating a predefined number of equations from the readings and determining error coefficients of the weighing system by optimizing the predefined number of equations. The method further includes calibrating the weighing system based on the determined error coefficients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Robert Shatters, Michael Anthony Spielman, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10146840
    Abstract: A user-interface method of selecting and presenting a collection of content items based on user navigation and selection actions associated with the content is provided. The method includes associating a relevance weight on a per user basis with content items to indicate a relative measure of likelihood that the user desires the content item. The method includes receiving a user's navigation and selections actions for identifying desired content items, and in response, adjusting the associated relevance weight of the selected content item and group of content items containing the selected item. The method includes, in response to subsequent user input, selecting and presenting a subset of content items and content groups to the user ordered by the adjusted associated relevance weights assigned to the content items and content groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Veveo, Inc.
    Inventors: Murali Aravamudan, Kajamalai G. Ramakrishnan, Rakesh Barve, Sashikumar Venkataraman, Ajit Rajasekharan
  • Patent number: 10140671
    Abstract: Various of the disclosed embodiments concern systems and methods for applying legal analytics. In some embodiments, a legal analytics platform retrieves legal data from an electronic database, analyzes some or all of the legal data, and identifies interesting patterns and results of statistical analyses. In order to permit searching of the legal data, metadata elements or tags can be generated for legal entities and legal events. In some embodiments, the legal analytics platform identifies timestamps in the legal data and performs time-based statistical analysis. Results of the statistical analyses can be presented to a user via a graphical user interface (GUI), which may also allow the user to interact with the legal analytics platform and search one or more databases of legal data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Lex Machina, Inc.
    Inventors: Gavin Carothers, Karl Harris, Brian C. Howard, John Lehmann, Timothy Wade Malone, Nicholas O. Pilon, Carla L. Rydholm
  • Patent number: 10140617
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method is disclosed for storing and presenting warranties to one or more customers. Within the method, a computer system may store at least one warranty. Subsequently, a point-of-sale system forming part of the computer system may initiate a point-of-sale transaction involving a customer. The computer system may then determine that a first product forming part of the point-of-sale transaction corresponds to a first warranty of the least one warranty and offer to display the first warranty. In response to the offer, the computer system may receive a request to display the first warranty from a computing device corresponding to the customer. Accordingly, the computer system may present the first warranty to the customer via the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart Argue, Anthony Emile Marcar