Based On User History Patents (Class 705/14.25)
  • Patent number: 10733638
    Abstract: An online system receives tracking requests from client devices interacting with a web page to analyze user interactions with the web page. The online system extracts parameters from tracking requests such as a uniform resource locator (URL) associated with the web page that generated the tracking request and/or data tokens describing keywords within the URL. The online system may extract parameters by crawling web pages that generate tracking requests. The online system may compare extracted parameters to a taxonomy of categories maintained by the online system to determine a category describing the item displayed on the web page. The online system determines a category describing the item via an item catalog maintained by the online system comprised of previously determined categories for various items. The online system uses the determined categories, attributes, and temporal relevance scores to direct content to users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Dinkar Jain, Tianshi Gao, Darshan Kantak
  • Patent number: 10733612
    Abstract: One or more interfaces receive, from one or more sources, supplier data, comprising transactional data and an industry type, and supplier profile data, comprising supplier acceptance category information, associating each of a plurality of predetermined supplier acceptance categories with one or more industry types, and profile type information, associating each of a plurality of predetermined profile types with one or more transaction characteristics of a plurality of transaction characteristics and one or more supplier acceptance categories of the plurality of predetermined supplier acceptance categories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Mary Mazzochi, Mark Ellefson, Marc Bacon, Barney Spann, Christine N. Hunsucker
  • Patent number: 10726439
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for providing targeted marketing to goods and services provides and consumer resource management services to consumers. An example system and method for targeted marketing comprises collecting transaction data from point-of-sale (POS) terminals and using a consumer identifier in the transaction data to access stored information about the consumer. This information may be used to target offers and advertisement to the consumer. In an example system for consumer resource management, a consumer may configure a consumer account on the enterprise infrastructure via a web-site. The consumer may use the consumer account to purchase and configure gift cards that may be used for purchasing goods and services. A universal transaction identifier may be associated with the consumer account and used to purchase goods and services from more than one selected goods and services providers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: BLACKHAWK NETWORK, INC.
    Inventors: Mark E. Roberts, Jennifer K. Mathe, Khanh Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10726438
    Abstract: Aspects of the technology described herein provide a more efficient user interface by providing coupons that are tailored to a specific user's interests. The coupons may be provided by a personal assistant or some other application running on a user's computing device. A goal of the technology described herein is to provide relevant coupons when the user can and actually wants to use them. The coupons are designed for goods or services the user intends to purchase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Vipindeep Vangala, Prashant Bhugra, Nirav Kamdar, John Michael Guthmann
  • Patent number: 10719860
    Abstract: Various embodiments relate generally to data science and data analysis, computer software and systems, and control systems to provide an interface, and, more specifically, to a computing and data storage platform that implements specialized logic to facilitate adaptive scheduling automatically to optimally distribute items, such as shipping an item in accordance with an adapted frequency for a subscription. In some examples, a method may include identifying item characteristics associated with an item, determining a frequency based on at least an item characteristic in association with a subset of subscriber accounts, generating data representing a frequency and a subset of the item characteristics to integrate with a web page generated for a merchant computing system, and transmitting the formatted data to a user interface to display a display portion based on the formatted data as an integrated portion of an integrated web page including the web page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: OrderGroove, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Bifolco, Bradley Williams Groff, Greg E. Alvo, Paul Fredrich, Ofir Shalom, Juan Gutierrez, Marcos Moyano
  • Patent number: 10699330
    Abstract: A device and a backend server are described. The device can determine whether it has entered an indoor location, and once in the indoor location, the device can communicate with the server the name of the location. The device can determine the current location of the user in the indoor location, and based on the floorplan and the indoor location of an item, the device can direct the user to the item. The floorplan can be constructed based on data accumulated from various visitors of the indoor location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Kate Key, Austin Walters, Anh Truong, Vincent Pham, Jeremy Goodsitt, Kenneth Taylor, Fardin Abdi Taghi Abad
  • Patent number: 10665155
    Abstract: Windows including sunroofs of a car may be enabled to display cinematic video, still pictures, opaque content, or picturesque content such as the countryside to simulate various environments while driving. On the outside of the autonomous vehicle advertising content may be shown on digital displays to pedestrians, bystanders, and other vehicle, autonomous vehicle or semi-autonomous vehicle passengers. Advertising revenue may offset vehicle leasing, maintenance, fuel, and ridesharing costs. Ad networks may send local offers content for presentation on the vehicle, autonomous vehicle or semi-autonomous vehicle's windows. Passengers may order food and interact with ads on the car window. The car windows may be multi-touch enabled to allow for various gestures and interactivity with the vehicle, autonomous vehicle or semi-autonomous vehicle. Chairs in the car may be rotated to allow for better positioning of the passenger to window screens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Accelerate Labs, LLC
    Inventor: Sanjay K. Rao
  • Patent number: 10664889
    Abstract: A system and method for tracking subject behavior and making object recommendations include a data collection module that captures subject behavior and provides behavioral context for the recommendations; a profiling module that extracts characteristics of subjects and objects from the behavior data; and a recommendation module, which uses the profiles and the behavior context to generate personalized content and which includes a behavioral recommendation module, correlating profiles or uses other unconstrained methods for matching objects to subjects; a business rule module filtering and modifying recommendations by applying application-specific business logic to defined attributes of the objects; and a promotion module modifying the scores from the recommendation module to bias the recommendations towards certain objects based on additional business goals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Certona Corporation
    Inventors: Geoffrey J. Hueter, Steven C. Quandt, Christopher J. Bryant
  • Patent number: 10664852
    Abstract: Methods, computer program products, and systems are presented. The methods include, for instance: automatically selecting an optimal marketing collateral for a location in a venue based on a group of a patron and a relationship of the group and notifying the patron with the optimal marketing collateral such that the patron may utilize the optimal marketing collateral.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lisa Seacat DeLuca, Steve McDuff
  • Patent number: 10664876
    Abstract: Provided herein are system, methods and computer readable storage media in facilitating the generation of promotions based on promotion templates for the provider's goods, services, and/or the like in an agreement between the provider, also known as a merchant, and a promotion and marketing service that is configured to illustrate or otherwise inform consumers of the availability of one or more instruments for a promotion. In providing such functionality, the system may be configured to, for example, receive promotion data, determine promotion parameters, determine provider service categories, associate at least one promotion template with at least one service category, generate a promotion for a provider, and transmit a proposed promotion to a provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: GROUPON, INC.
    Inventors: Aviv Eyal, Deepika Misra, Mechie Nkengla, Kavita Kochar, Ricardo Zilleruelo, Francisco Larrain, Natalia Corominas, Gaston L'Huillier
  • Patent number: 10657554
    Abstract: Handling electronic coupons includes accessing information indicating association of an electronic coupon with an account of a user that identifies multiple retail entities associated with the user. Information indicating association of electronic coupons with the user's account may be transmitted to respective computer systems associated with the multiple retail entities. The computer systems may associate electronic coupons with the user such that the user may redeem the electronic coupons at a retail store upon presentation of a user identifier. When the user redeems an electronic coupon, cancellation information for the electronic coupon may be transmitted to the computer systems of other retail entities associated with the user. Receipt of the cancellation information may cause the respective computer systems to cancel the redeemability of the electronic coupon such that the user is prevented from redeeming the electronic coupon at a retail store associated with the corresponding retail entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Shing-Chung Hsu, Michael Murray
  • Patent number: 10643244
    Abstract: The present disclosure identifies and/or delivers tailored content based upon a service dialog. For example, the systems may receive a request for tailored content, facilitate a service dialog to obtain information related to the request, and communicate a plurality of tailored content based upon the information related to the request. Further, the systems may identify tailored content based upon a consumer profile, communicate the tailored content to a web client, and/or receive a selection of the tailored content. Further still, the systems may modify a magazine (e.g., content that is presented electronically) based upon tailored content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Troy P. Williams
  • Patent number: 10614455
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for modifying transaction credentials. The method involves initiating a transaction at a receiving terminal, the transaction being defined by one or more transaction credentials and then transmitting mobile terminal data from a mobile terminal, via the receiving terminal, to a server, the mobile terminal data comprising a set of account data relating to the mobile terminal. Subsequently, the method involves extracting the set of account data at least partially from the mobile terminal data at the server and transmitting the set of account data from the server to an account manager, the set of account data being associated with a unique consumer account managed by the account manager. One or more transaction modifiers associated with the consumer account are then received at the receiving terminal which modifies at least one of the one or more transaction credentials based on the one or more transaction modifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: MASTERCARD ASIA/PACIFIC PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Harjender Singh, Syam Sasidharan Nair, Philip Wei Ping Yen, Michihiko Yoden
  • Patent number: 10600077
    Abstract: An advertising system including one or more advertisements, at least one identification means and a consumer portal, said consumer portal linked to at least one database wherein the database includes data relating to the one or more advertisements and records further data relating to the input of the identification means into the consumer portal such that cost per lead or cost per acquisition advertising models can be applied to printed advertising campaigns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventor: Asad Arshad
  • Patent number: 10594870
    Abstract: A system and method for matching a savings opportunity using census data includes gathering transaction data from a user's financial account and analyzing the transaction data for a savings opportunity indication. Third party census data related to a geographic location of the user may be used in addition to the savings opportunity indication to match a savings opportunity from a database of savings opportunities to the user. The savings opportunity is displayed in association with a statement of the user's financial account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: TRUAXIS, LLC
    Inventors: Ramakrishna Satyavolu, Samir Kothari, Shehzad Daredia, Bala Krishna Nakshatrala, Saravana Perumal Shanmugam
  • Patent number: 10582344
    Abstract: A terminal device includes at least one processor and a transceiver. The at least one processor is configured to execute computer readable instructions to generate a list of a plurality of other terminal devices located within a threshold range from the terminal device via short-range wireless communication. The transceiver is configured to transmit, in response to selection of a set of terminal devices from among the plurality of other terminal devices included in the list, a request to establish an association with users corresponding to terminal devices in the selected set of terminal devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: LINE Corporation
    Inventor: Kenichi Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 10572642
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods are disclosed for identity authentication. An exemplary method may include obtaining biometric information for authentication collected by a terminal, and identity information sent by the terminal. The method may also include obtaining prestored biometric information corresponding to the identity information. The method may further include determining whether the biometric information for authentication matches the prestored biometric information. If yes, the method may include determining that the identity authentication is successful. Otherwise the method may include determining that the identity authentication is not successful.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LIMITED
    Inventors: Jiang Feng, Lei Zhao, Hong Tang
  • Patent number: 10565581
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method manage a received mobile transaction coupon in a mobile terminal. The apparatus includes a communication unit, an information analyzer, a schedule manager, an output unit, and a controller. The communication unit receives a mobile transaction coupon. The information analyzer obtains the received mobile transaction coupon information. The schedule manager registers the obtained mobile transaction coupon information in an alarm program. The output unit outputs the registered mobile transaction coupon information on a relevant date via the alarm program. The controller controls to register the mobile transaction coupon information in the alarm program, and controls to store the received mobile transaction coupon in a storage area corresponding to a reception type or a folder for a widget function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Byung-Kwon Kong, Soon-Mi Cho
  • Patent number: 10552861
    Abstract: A system and method is presented for product substantiation and promotion redemption. A purchased product list is transmitted from a retail store system to a promotion analysis server along with a user identifier. The promotion analysis server identifies promotions available to the user, and then considers whether the benefits under the promotions are still available to the user. Discounts for available promotions related to the purchased product list are calculated and transmitted to the retail store system for deduction from the transactions. A promotion product filter can be provided that filters the purchased product list before transmittal. The promotion product filter can include promotions from a plurality of programs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Solutran, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry J. Nordstrand, Jason Lynn Prigge, James Joseph Smola
  • Patent number: 10540708
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for providing electronic recommendation engines and displays of an apparel subscription application may comprise determining a status of the user as being a valid user of electronic closet recommendation engines and displays of an apparel subscription application; determining, if the user is a valid user, a presence of apparel data in an assistant section of an electronic record corresponding to the user in a database of the electronic closet recommendation engines and displays; and launching the assistant section of a user interface of the apparel subscription application, if the apparel data is present in the assistant section of the electronic record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: CAASTLE, INC.
    Inventors: Arnab Bhattacharya, Georgiy Goldenberg, Aurelien Labonne
  • Patent number: 10540630
    Abstract: Systems and methods for enabling gifting of a gift product on a merchant store front determine eligibility of an abstract product available for purchase on the merchant store front to be selected as a gift product, the abstract product representing a set of all available SKUs for a given product, a gift product representing a subset of all available SKUs for a given abstract product, and the subset including less than all available SKUs for the given abstract product and greater than one available SKU for the given abstract product; generate and place an embedded widget on the merchant store front to determine gift intent to initiate a gift transaction of the gift product; assign at least one representative SKU to represent the gift product; and mimic an orchestrated transaction between a user and the merchant store front prior to final selection of a specific SKU of the gift product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Loop Commerce, Inc.
    Inventors: Roy Erez, Alex Sirota
  • Patent number: 10528967
    Abstract: A system and method of discounting a price-per-unit (PPU) of fuel during a fueling transaction by a customer at a fuel merchant. In one aspect, the invention identifies an issuer of the customer's credit card, associates the issuer with a PPU discount for the fuel, and discounts the posted PPU by an amount equal to the PPU discount associated with the identified credit card issuer. In another aspect, the invention determines that the customer participates in a reward program with a vendor with whom the fuel merchant has a relationship agreement for providing PPU discounts for fuel in exchange for redeemed reward points from the reward program. The customer's reward points are converted to a PPU discount, and the posted PPU of the fuel is discounted accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Excentus Corporation
    Inventor: G. Randy Nicholson
  • Patent number: 10528952
    Abstract: To assist in patent searching a description includes a consumer purchasing behavior profiling system having aspects including consumer profiles formed and updated based on a variety of data. Advertisers access to send targeted advertising messages to the consumers. Aspects include advertising information together with incentive level and mix being correlated with the consumer profile to produce a measure of the applicability of the ad to that consumer and the probability of converting that consumer. Other aspects include determining the mix of ad information, incentive level and type, and product offering that will be required to convert an ad viewer to a buyer. Aspects focus on using wireless devices with consumers. Other aspects reside in methods of using electronic coupons distribution and redemption to collect additional data points necessary to understand the consumer's purchasing decision process and factors that influence the purchasing decision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: TransX Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Hung Tran
  • Patent number: 10489776
    Abstract: A system transfers money to a recipient's payment card account, without requiring an additional payment card or without acquiring a recipient's payment card or account information. A recipient registers a payment account with a service provider. A system receives an identification, generated from an entity such as a business or a person, of the recipient and information associated with an electronic notice to be transmitted to a device associated with the recipient. The system transmits the notice (advertisement or offer) to the device, the notice being associated with the recipient payment account and being transmitted prior to the recipient buying product or service associated with the notice using the recipient payment account. The notice can be associated with a network merchant category or network merchant ID for managing a gift credit identified in the notice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: GIFTYA LLC
    Inventors: Thomas M. Isaacson, Ryan C. Durham, Jason Wolfe, Patrick Ledbetter, Adam Ludwig
  • Patent number: 10475051
    Abstract: Shopping patterns for a customer with respect to a particular product that is repeatedly purchased by the customer with a given frequency are recognized across multiple communication channels by mining transaction histories for the customer over each of the channels. The shopping patterns are processed on a per-communication channel basis for making recommendations, providing reminders, and/or providing default shopping lists on behalf of the customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Dror Ben-Eliezer, Jonathan Roy David
  • Patent number: 10455365
    Abstract: A system and method for tracking and identifying user equipment(s) is provided. The present invention provides for determining if a user store location is included within a list of stores associated with the business entity. Further, the present invention provides for determining the user equipment location within a predefined range of one or more stores associated with the business entity. The invention further provides for identifying a target user equipment based on one or more parameters if the user equipment location is same as one of the store locations associated with the business entity. The target user equipment is representative of a user equipment associated with a valued user. The identification of the target user equipment triggers, at least one of a Wi-Fi based technique and an image recognition technique to determine precise location of the target user equipment within the store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS INDIA PVT. LTD.
    Inventors: Hari Saravanabhavan, Chandrasekhar Balasubramanyam
  • Patent number: 10453112
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and computer readable media for the incorporation of a subscription ordering system into online merchants' websites. The subscription order systems build subscription offers, inject those offers into the merchants' websites, receive subscription offer acceptances, build the subscription orders, and send them to the merchants' websites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: OrderGroove, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg Alvo, Jorge Escobar
  • Patent number: 10453099
    Abstract: Example implementations include a system and method of recognizing behavior of a user. In example implementations, a first post and at least one subsequent post indicative of a product and associated with a first social media account is obtained. A relevance probability is calculated for each of the obtained first post and the at least one subsequent post. The obtained first post and the at least one subsequent post are sequentially analyzed by a second neural network to determine output values relevant to probability of purchasing the product. A probability of purchasing the product is calculated based on the determined output values associated with each post and the calculated relevance probabilities. Product-related information is transmitted to the user associated with the obtained first post based on the determined probability of purchasing the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mandy Barrett Korpusik, Francine Chen, Shigeyuki Sakaki, Yin-Ying Chen
  • Patent number: 10445870
    Abstract: A system and method that determines multiple linear groups of horizontally placed items in an image is disclosed. The method includes receiving an image including a portion of a shelving unit, identifying a plurality of items in the image, determining a plurality of facings, clustering the plurality of facings, merging a plurality of clusters and determining a list of linear groups in the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael J. Gormish, Edward Schwartz
  • Patent number: 10448120
    Abstract: Content planning techniques are provided that recommend content features based on the investment interest of advertisers in various audience segments and historical audience measurements. An exemplary method comprises obtaining historical data comprising content preferences indicating a performance metric for each pair of a plurality of content items and audience segment, wherein the content items comprise a plurality of content features indicating characteristics of a corresponding content item; obtaining, for each of a plurality of advertisers, a weight indicating a future interest of a given advertiser in a given audience segment; calculating a pairwise similarity between a vector of the content preferences and a vector of the weights for the plurality of the audience segments to obtain a ranked list of the content items sorted by the pairwise similarity; and generating a summarization of the content features to be used in future content items based on the ranked list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Victor Bursztyn, Jonas F. Dias, André de Almeida Maximo, Adriana Bechara Prado, Rodrigo Dias Arruda Senra
  • Patent number: 10438236
    Abstract: An advertisement distribution program is configured to cause a computer 4 of an information processing device 3 to function as a first transmission control means which, when the number of advertisement points is equal to or higher than a predetermined number, transmits the link data of the shopping site to a user terminal along with the advertisement data of the shopping site, while when the number of advertisement points is lower than the predetermined number, transmits only the advertisement data of the shopping site to the user terminal 5, and a second transmission control means which, when the number of advertisement points turns from being equal to or higher than a predetermined number to being lower than the predetermined number, selects a specific purchaser from all purchasers at the shopping site, and transmits benefit information to the user terminal 5 operated by the selected purchaser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventor: Yoshinori Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10440428
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of using video viewer interaction data as input to a measurement engine which then calculates: demographic level and aggregate level (a) household reach for advertisements and video content based on user defined reach periods, (b) One-minute, Thirty-minute, and Sixty-minute channel viewing metrics, and (c) One-minute, Thirty-minute, and Sixty-minute aggregate viewing metrics, all based on second-by-second household level viewing activity. Also shows creation of Commercial Schedule Cumulative Audience, Impressions for Reach Periods, Demographic Group Impressions, Average Audience, Average Audience Share, Average Rating, Households Using Television, and Households Using Television Percent using household level data. Works with IP and linear video delivery. Together these metrics provide detailed information on customer viewing behavior which can be used to drive business decisions for service providers, advertisers, and content producers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Alan Orlowski
  • Patent number: 10423984
    Abstract: Particular embodiments receive a request from a user of the social networking system to view notifications. One or more notifications for the user may be assessed based on advertisement criteria for target social actions. Advertisements and corresponding criteria may be provided by a third party. Relevance scores may be determined for at least one of the one or more advertisements with respect to the user. At least one advertisement may be selected for delivery to the user in a notification interface. Advertisement(s) may be selected when corresponding relevance score(s) exceed a pre-determined threshold score. Finally, the selected at least one advertisement may be provided to a notification controller for delivery to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Arie Matus
  • Patent number: 10373184
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems, methods and computer readable storage media for facilitating payments for consumer transactions and redemption of deal offerings. In providing such functionality, the system can be configured to, for example, receive payment for one or more products, determine a deal voucher's current value and cause the redemption of the deal voucher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: GROUPON, INC.
    Inventors: Ben Kim, Joshua Puckett, Andrey Zaytsev, Gene Alston, Richard Park, Thomas Joseph McConnell
  • Patent number: 10373186
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems, methods and computer readable storage media for facilitating payments for consumer transactions and redemption of deal offerings. In providing such functionality, the system can be configured to, for example, receive payment for one or more products, determine a deal voucher's current value and cause the redemption of the deal voucher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: GROUPON, INC.
    Inventors: Ben Kim, Joshua Puckett, Andrey Zaytsev, Gene Alston, Richard Park, Thomas Joseph McConnell
  • Patent number: 10373192
    Abstract: Matching conversions from within applications on a client device to interactions with content items presented with resources may include receiving first data associated with an interaction with a content item displayed with a resource. The first data includes an application identifier for an application associated with the content item and an account identifier. The matching may also include receiving second data from the client device associated with a conversion using the application. The second data includes the application identifier and a device identifier for the client device. The matching may further include receiving third data from the client device that includes the account identifier and the device identifier. The conversion can be determined as associated with the interaction with the content item displayed with the resource based on matching the second data with the first data based on the third data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Vinod Kumar Ramachandran
  • Patent number: 10366415
    Abstract: A dimensional translator may automatically translate a dimension from an entity to a different dimension of another entity. The dimensional translator may do so by comparing attributes of the input dimension (the dimension to be translated) to attributes of a target data structure. An attribute may include, for example, hierarchy of a data structure, relationships of a data structure, a keyword associated with a data structure, and a data value associated with the data structure. The dimensional translator may automatically determine how a target entity would categorize the item. In particular, a Universal Product Code dimension of an item provided by an entity may be translated into a data structure of a target entity such as a retailer in order to determine how an item identified by the UPC will be categorized by the retailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Catalina Marketing Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Tang, Jeffrey R. Mount, Kelly Carrigan, Brad Schulz
  • Patent number: 10360639
    Abstract: A merchant sales terminal sends a consolidated receipt record of a customer's transaction to a consolidated receipt system in a server database for access by consumer, advertiser, and data miner/researcher. The receipt record is transferred via the internet immediately after the transaction is approved and authorized, to the online server system know as the consolidated receipt system. Here consumers can access their purchase records including merchant name, total amount, and goods/services bought. Furthermore, here also data miners can research sales of a given product/type of product/brand or sales of a merchant/industry/sector/etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventor: Tara Chand Singhal
  • Patent number: 10360569
    Abstract: Methods and arrangements for associating physical activities and digital activities of a user. A plurality of physical attributes of the user are collected, via mining sensor data from at least one physical state associated with the user and a plurality of digital attributes relating to at least one digital activity of the user via mining the data from a digital presence of the user. A plurality of physical attributes and digital attributes are grouped based on a similarity measure. There are stored a grouping of the physical and digital attributes at a data storage location. Other variants and embodiments are broadly contemplated herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dipyaman Banerjee, Prasenjit Dey, Palanivel A. Kodeswaran, Sheetal Manan Sureka
  • Patent number: 10348842
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus related to determining and/or utilizing one or more attributes for an Internet Protocol (IP) address. In some of those implementations, the attributes may include a physical address associated with the IP address. Some implementations are directed to determining physical addresses for inclusion in a postal campaign based on computing devices having IP addresses associated with those physical addresses having retrieved content of one or more electronic resources (e.g., webpages) assigned to the campaign.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: EL TORO.COM, LLC
    Inventors: Stacy B. Griggs, David T. Stadler, III, Richard M. Teachout, III, Benjamin Charles Woolley
  • Patent number: 10339538
    Abstract: A method and system for generating recommendations across multiple product or service domains are disclosed. The system includes a plurality of domain servers for handling user events and for interfacing with users via the Internet, a database for storing the user events, and a recommendation engine. The recommendation engine further includes one or more computer programs containing instructions for collecting the user events across a plurality of product or service domains in the database, receiving a triggering event for recommendations, analyzing the user events to formulate correlations between the user events in the database, and generating recommendations in response to the triggering event in accordance with the correlations between the user events in the database. The disclosure uses user input data from different domains for producing recommendations in any of those domains. The disclosure allows for access to a greater amount of user input data which in turn improves the quality of recommendations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventors: Steven K. Souders, Lars P. Nilsen, Scott A. Gatz, Ashvinkumar P. Patel
  • Patent number: 10325250
    Abstract: A system and method that links point-of-sale purchases to shopper membership accounts includes a database in which each of one or more electronic payment systems specified by a customer is associated with one of a plurality of enterprise membership service identification codes stored in the database that uniquely identifies the customer as one of a plurality of shopper members of an enterprise membership service program associated with a retail enterprise. In response to tender of an electronic payment system to the point-of-sale system as part of a transaction for the purchase of items, information about the items is stored in one of a plurality of purchase histories that is associated with the one of the plurality of enterprise membership service identification codes that is associated with one of at least two specified electronic payment systems that matches the tendered electronic payment system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Meijer, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Pugh, Elmer L. Robinson, Jr., David Scott Pallas, K. Michael Ross
  • Patent number: 10304077
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus and computer program products are provided for providing real time incentives during browsing sessions on a promotional system. The real time incentives may convert browsing consumers to buyers by providing incentives (e.g., discounts) that may be redeemed during the browsing sessions. Qualification constraints may be evaluated using an event handler to determine whether an incentive should be offered. Participation constraints may define terms which should be met for a consumer to redeem the incentive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Groupon, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Merz, Kevin Jungmeisteris, Brandon Arp, Selvam Velmurugan, Abhishek Prasad
  • Patent number: 10304083
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include methods, systems, and articles of manufacture for providing offers for linked transactions. Transaction data corresponding to a first product physically purchased using a financial service account and product identification data identifying the first purchased product are received. The transaction data and the product identification data are associated. A consumer that purchased the first product is determined based on at least the transaction data. Follow-on purchase to offer for sale to the consumer based on the product identification data is determined and a follow-up purchase offer to purchase the follow-on product is generated. The consumer is provided with the follow-on purchase offer to enable the consumer to purchase the follow-on product in an electronic commerce purchase transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas S. Poole, David E. Keating, Drew Jacobs, Janusz M. Niczyporuk, Luke A. Hammock
  • Patent number: 10275785
    Abstract: Methods and systems for generating signals or indicators from distributed data sources controlled by a multiplicity of owners are also provided. Signals are indicators of data that are derived from data sources and abstracted to protect the underlying data. Each entity that sells data in the virtual marketplace first converts data into a “signal” or indicator that represents the data without disclosing it or providing it. The value of the signal cannot be determined separately from one or more buyers and their objectives. Sellers of signals determine if it wants to share information based upon buyer, price, and other rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: COMMERCE SIGNALS, INC.
    Inventor: Thomas Noyes
  • Patent number: 10275793
    Abstract: A system and method to identify targeting criteria for online advertising campaigns based on natural query event data are described. A request to determine targeting criteria is received from an advertiser entity. Natural or algorithmic query event data related to the advertiser entity is retrieved from a data storage module. Attribute data associated with targeted customers is extracted based on the retrieved natural query event data. Finally, the attribute data is further processed to determine a set of criteria to target advertisements to the customers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventor: Joshua M. Koran
  • Patent number: 10272339
    Abstract: An incentive granting device includes: a second game notifying unit which notifies an existing user of the existence of a second game during the execution by the existing user of a first game application; an introduction code issuing unit which issues an introduction code during the execution of the second game application by the existing user who has received the notification; and an incentive granting unit which grants a prescribed incentive for the existing user's first game, with respect to a new user receiving an introduction from the existing user and downloading the second game application. This allows an existing user to be aware of the existence of a second game during the execution of a first game, and to obtain an incentive for the first game by executing the second game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: POKELABO, INC.
    Inventor: Yuta Maeda
  • Patent number: 10248851
    Abstract: Apparatus, methods, and articles of manufacture for implementing crowdsourcing pipelines that generate training examples for machine learning expression classifiers. Crowdsourcing providers actively generate images with expressions, according to cues or goals. The cues or goals may be to mimic an expression or appear in a certain way, or to “break” an existing expression recognizer. The images are collected and rated by same or different crowdsourcing providers, and the images that meet a first quality criterion are then vetted by expert(s). The vetted images are then used as positive or negative examples in training machine learning expression classifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Emotient, Inc.
    Inventors: Javier Movellan, Marian Stewart Bartlett, Ian Fasel, Gwen Ford Littlewort, Joshua Susskind, Jacob Whitehill
  • Patent number: 10223755
    Abstract: Methods, computer-readable media and apparatuses for providing additional information are disclosed. For example, a method receives from a device of a customer, an identification code identifying a product, obtains social media information regarding the customer from a social network, and provides the additional information to the device of the customer, wherein the additional information relates to the product, and wherein the additional information is based upon the social media information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Venkata Satya Satish Alapati, Guy Bevente
  • Patent number: 10223732
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for using location data to identify and provide services in association with items appearing in captured images. One of the methods includes receiving, from a device, an image and location data representing the device's physical location, determining, based on the location data, that a particular set of one or more locations are within a threshold distance of the device's physical location, accessing, for each of the one or more locations in the particular set, item information that indicates one or more items that are associated with the location, determining, based on the accessed item information, that the image likely shows a particular item that is associated with one or more locations in the particular set, and providing, to the device, instructions for presentation of information about (i) the particular item and (ii) one or more locations in the particular set that are associated with the particular item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Matthew Thomas Short, Mary Elizabeth Hamilton, Robert Dooley, David T. Nguyen, Leeann Chau Tuyet Dang