Advertisement Patents (Class 705/14.4)
  • Patent number: 11510259
    Abstract: A cellular telephone or similar wireless device possesses a directionally oriented wireless telecommunications facility to initiate and operate a second type of wireless connection. Optionally, the devices share mobile identification numbers (MINs), IP addresses, or MAC addresses. Also optionally, the devices create contacts in their contact databases reflecting the identity of the connection. By this means, a subsequent telephony-based or LAN-based connection may be instituted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Inventor: Encarnacion Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 11481803
    Abstract: A system and method of performing in-context of automated delivery of benefit-conveying (BC) code of an e-commerce website is provided. The system comprises means for identifying a BC code input field in a BC context of the e-commerce website, means for storing a plurality of BC code collections for supported e-commerce websites, and means for acquiring information about relevance-checked BC codes of the e-commerce web site. The system comprises means for displaying an UI panel in an vicinity of the identified BC code input field, with the UI panel configured to list information about the acquired relevance-checked BC codes in such a manner that an individual BC code from among the acquired BC codes can be selected through selecting a UI entry listing information about the individual BC code. The system comprises means for inputting the selected individual BC code into the identified BC code input field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: NextGen Shopping LLC
    Inventor: Marc Mezzacca
  • Patent number: 11481824
    Abstract: A method for processing a chargeback request associated with at least one online transaction associated with a user includes: receiving a chargeback message associated with the at least one online transaction; based at least partially on the unfamiliar merchant name in the chargeback message, determining at least one potential familiar merchant name associated with the at least one unfamiliar merchant name; scanning a browser history of the user including browser data; determining whether the user visited a website associated with the at least one potential familiar merchant name; and generating and communicating a recommendation message including the at least one potential familiar merchant name. A system for processing a chargeback request associated with at least one online transaction associated with a user is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Rohit Sukhija, Aditya Ashok Kale
  • Patent number: 11475468
    Abstract: An abstraction system for generating a standard customer profile in a data processing system has a processing device and a memory. The abstraction system may receive customer data from a computing device over a network, the customer data including information for a plurality of customers and perform unsupervised learning on the customer data to produce a plurality of clusters of customers with a plurality of features in common, determine that a cluster represents a standard customer and store a plurality of standard customer profiles based on the determined standard customers. The abstraction system may also provide the standard customer profiles to a cognitive system for generating synthetic transaction data based on the standard customer, generate a detection model for detecting activity based on the synthetic transaction data, and distribute the detection model to each of the computing devices over the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brandon Harris, Eugene I. Kelton, Chaz Vollmer
  • Patent number: 11461802
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving, from a first client device, a recommendation pertaining to an advertisement, storing a sender identification in association with an identification of the advertisement, wherein the sender identification includes an identification of the first client device, an identification of a first user of the first client device, or a combination thereof, determining that a score associated with the recommendation exceeds a threshold at least in terms of a likelihood of relevance of the advertisement to a second user of a second client device, based on the determining, transmitting the advertisement to the second client device based on the identification of the advertisement, and based on the determining, transmitting the sender identification to the second client device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., Interwise Ltd.
    Inventors: Yehuda Volk, Erez A. Korn, Hans Fischmann, Rinat Zilberstein
  • Patent number: 11424845
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes an interface circuitry; a display; a memory storing one or more instructions; and a processor configured to execute the one or more instructions to: receive a broadcast signal of any one of a plurality of channels through the interface circuitry, control the display to display an image of a content based on the received broadcast signal, identify timing when the content switches from a first content to a second content having a different type than the first content based on a change in a video characteristic defined corresponding to the type of the content, and perform a first operation related to the second content based on the identified timing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Byeol Park, Daewon Yoon, Gohwoon Jeong, Sangshin Park, Changkun Park
  • Patent number: 11409803
    Abstract: A system for ranking a plurality of items comprising an online platform capable of displaying a list showing ranking of the items, a voting link generating module for generating a voting link that is assigned to a specific item to allow a vote to be cast thereon following a specific action performed on the voting link, a ranking engine for determining ranking of the items through updating and/or repositioning the items on the list upon receiving the vote, and one or more servers having a processor for managing processes executed by the system, wherein the voting link is configured to be inserted and displayed on a third-party platform managed by a third-party server to readily interact and receive the specific action for the vote to be cast on the item from users browsing the third-party platform without having the user to visit the online platform of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Inventor: Wesley Seng Chew Chuah
  • Patent number: 11373106
    Abstract: System and method of detecting friction in a website comprising a plurality of webpages and links includes a database sever, an application executed by a processor, and a management dashboard. The application extracts text data and web usage data from the website, segments the website into three funnel stages, identifies an anomaly in the web usage data, quantifies the impacts of the webpages and links, identifies the friction and the underlying root cause, and displays the friction in the management dashboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Fractal Analytics Private Limited
    Inventors: Onil Chavan, Arpan Dasgupta, Karan Gusani, Nishant Sinha
  • Patent number: 11373156
    Abstract: An e-commerce system and method for facilitating transactions between a customer and a vendor is disclosed. The e-commerce system includes a receiver configured to receive a request for at least one token, the request including the details of at least one transaction for the purchase of at least one product, a processor configured to generate at least one token, a transmitter configured to transmit the at least one token to a customer browser, the customer browser being used to validate the token using at least one iframe, the receiver configured to receive submission in the iframe, the processor configured to decode the token, the processor configured to perform one or more validations, and the processor configured to process the transaction, on a condition that the validations are approved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: SWOOP IP HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: James Kassemi, John P. Killoran, Jr., Chad Person
  • Patent number: 11375356
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments relate to a system and method which utilizes the benefits of both advertising and bidirectional connections to allow a client/receiving device to receive data, e.g. sensor measurements, from the source/transmitting device during device discovery and connection, thereby minimizing the amount of time during which data, e.g. measurements, are unavailable. The disclosed embodiments may further allow for reduced power consumption by a source device by minimizing data transmission during advertising.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Bitstrata Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Ian Robert Meier, Michael David Lockerbie
  • Patent number: 11361291
    Abstract: The methods and systems described herein attempt to resolve the deficiencies of the conventional systems by using pre-loaded templates and extracting comprehensively populated payment files in an industry standard format for processing. In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method for generating a payment file comprises receiving, by a computer, a request for a payment to a beneficiary; receiving, by a computer, a selection of the beneficiary for payment; receiving, by a computer, a request to pay the beneficiary using a template; retrieving, by a computer, the template from a database, wherein the template has a plurality of business rules for completing a plurality of data fields; extracting, by a computer, information from a database to complete the data fields of the template; and generating, by a computer, a payment file by completing the data fields of the template according to the plurality of business rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: CITIBANK, N.A.
    Inventor: Manish Jain
  • Patent number: 11354380
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can determine a set of candidate values for a field in a page. The set of candidate values can be evaluated for accuracy based at least in part on a machine learning model, wherein the machine learning model outputs a respective score for each candidate value that measures an accuracy of the candidate value for the field in the page. A best scoring candidate value can be determined from the set of candidate values. The field in the page can be associated with the best scoring candidate value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Meta Platforms, Inc.
    Inventors: Clayton Allen Andrews, Ankur Gupta, Aliasgar Mumtaz Husain, Rakesh Ravuru, Shubham Bansal
  • Patent number: 11348135
    Abstract: Methods and systems for using reinforcement learning to optimizing promotions. A promotion for a product and/or service is offered to a customer using a reinforcement learning model. The customer's reaction is observed. A reward or a penalty is collected based on the customer's reaction. The reinforcement learning model is adapted based on the reward or penalty.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: THE BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Arun Karthik Ravindran, Vincent Francois Faber, Victor Kostyuk
  • Patent number: 11349798
    Abstract: A system and method for multivariate testing of messages to a subgroup in a one-to-many messaging platform. A client text message is generated for transmission to a number of users via one or more messaging services. A subset of users is defined according to one or more attributes of the text message or the users, and the client text message is transmitted only to users in the subgroup. The transmission is analyzed for performance metrics, such as actions or reactions by users in the subgroup, and based on the performance metrics, the message is optimized for transmission to the larger group of users. Optimization happens rapidly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Community.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Peltier, Joshua Rosenheck, Noah Heller, Lars Perkins, Barry Steinglass, Tomas Koci, Alec Rubin
  • Patent number: 11343667
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and devices for discovering a Bluetooth device. One example method includes receiving, by a second Bluetooth device, a first broadcast frame from a first Bluetooth device, determining, by the second Bluetooth device, whether the first broadcast frame includes first indication information, and if the first broadcast frame includes the first indication information, sending, by the second Bluetooth device, at least one second broadcast frame within a preset time period after receiving the first broadcast frame The second broadcast frame includes second indication information, and the second indication information is used to instruct a Bluetooth device receiving the second broadcast frame to exchange information with the second Bluetooth device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jiaxin Li, Zhiwei Zhang, Ji Ding, Ya Zhang, Jian Chen, Zhiqiang Zhang
  • Patent number: 11321743
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for generating rich media ad units. The apparatus may be configured to receive an inventory feed and a feature feed. The inventory feed may include a plurality of product identifiers. The feature feed may include a plurality of features, each of the plurality of features being associated with at least one of the plurality of product identifiers. The apparatus may select, based on consumer metrics, a product identifier from the plurality of product identifiers. The apparatus may generate, based on the consumer metrics, a feature subset including a subset of the plurality of features associated with the product identifier. The apparatus may generate, based on the feature subset, a rich media ad unit. Related methods and apparatuses are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: AUGMENTED REALITY CONCEPTS, INC.
    Inventors: Devin Daly, Arthur Dessein, Andrew Lumsden, Steven Saporta
  • Patent number: 11317171
    Abstract: Examples of the present invention provide a method of delivering media, such as a video sequence, to a client device from a server, taking into account the relative importance of different portions of the video sequence. The sequence is divided into temporal segments, with each segment encoded at a plurality of bitrates (and hence qualities). A viewer importance parameter is assigned to each segment, indicating the relative importance of that segment, with the information stored in a manifest file or similar. The client receives this segment and viewer importance data in a manifest file. As soon as the client is aware of a future segment marked as having higher viewer importance than the next segment for download, the client initiates the download of this further segment by making a request (e.g. HTTP request), while making a concurrent request for the delivery of the next segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS public limited company
    Inventor: Michael Nilsson
  • Patent number: 11307742
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems, methods and computer readable media for providing an interface configured to provide a consumer with a number of promotions. In providing such functionality, the system can be configured to, for example, monitor and detect a consumer's selection of a preferred promotion. Upon determining the selection of a preferred promotion, a interactive feedback overlay may be configured to provide an indication acknowledging the consumer's selection of the preferred promotion. In some embodiments, the system may be configured to receive an indication corresponding to a user's desire to remove a particular promotion from a promotional interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: GROUPON, INC.
    Inventors: Arash Shiva, Marius Gabriel Ciocirlan, Fabio Sisinni
  • Patent number: 11310541
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for monitoring locally inserted media are disclosed. A disclosed method includes detecting, at a media device at a media presentation location, a cue in media received at the media device; in response to the detection of the cue, receiving separately form the media an advertisement associated with a user of the media device; presenting, by the media device, the media at a first time and the advertisement at a second time indicated by the detected cue; responsive to presenting the advertisement at the second time, recording a log including first identifying information for the media and second identifying information for the advertisement; and transmitting the log to a data collection facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Arun Ramaswamy, Paul C. Kemper
  • Patent number: 11301113
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including a display control unit that displays a list screen of thumbnails associated with content, an execution unit that executes any application using the content associated with the thumbnails, and an image generation unit that generates an execution state image showing an execution state of the application by the execution unit, wherein the display control unit displays the execution state image generated by the image generation unit in at least a portion of an area where the list screen is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: DRNC Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Hirotaka Takahashi, Kenji Ozawa, Maki Yamamoto, Pieter Coenen
  • Patent number: 11297262
    Abstract: A system and method for generating an infinite number of isolated image sequences using a single camera, wherein an X-, Y-coordinate system is generated for the area and an image sequence within the field of view of a camera within the area is captured. By tracking the movements and positions of at least two assets in the field of view of the camera relative to the X-, Y-grid, at least one individual image sequence for each of the at least two assets using the image sequence captured by the camera, wherein each individual image sequence has one asset from the at least two assets as a focal point of the individual image sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: SKYCAM, LLC
    Inventor: Stephen Wharton
  • Patent number: 11294553
    Abstract: Searching for documents includes retrieving objects from a physical media image using a camera from a smartphone, a user selecting a subset of the objects, forming a search query based on the subset of objects, and applying the search query to a search engine to search for the documents. Retrieving objects from a media image may include waiting for a view of the camera to stabilize. Waiting for the view of the camera to stabilize may include detecting changing content of a video flow provided to the camera and/or using motion sensors of the camera to detect movement. Retrieving objects may include the smartphone identifying possible subsets of objects in the media image. The user selecting a subset of the objects may include the smartphone presenting at least some of the possible subsets to the user and the user selecting one of the possible subsets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Evernote Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander Pashintsev, Eugene Livshitz, Vitaly Glazkov, P. J. Tanzillo
  • Patent number: 11281889
    Abstract: For displaying a subject composition, a method determines a subject number, a subject age category, and a subject size for one or more subjects of an image. The method further calculates a subject distribution that indicates a position for a face of each subject. In addition, the method determines a subject pose for each subject that indicates a body position for the subject. The method further displays the subject composition comprising the subject distribution and the subject poses overlaying a display image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Inventors: Rolf Herd, Josh Quinton
  • Patent number: 11282101
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a system and method to allow sellers of products to establish individual products in a multilevel marketing (MLM) commission system, where the product is offered and sold to a first purchaser—who then actively by requesting a code, or passively, through the purchase of the product, becomes a user of the commission system. This user is provided a code such that the code may be passed onto followers of the registered user. The registered user will be allowed to advertise the product to a second purchaser and the second purchaser will be allowed to purchase the product and provide advertisements to other purchasers. Commissions paid to respective downline purchasers for a single product may be limited by a preset number of defined levels. After a product is purchased, commissions are paid out to each respective purchaser according to the commission plan assigned to the user. Users may be assigned or may be able to select their own commission plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: KwikClick, LLC
    Inventor: Fred Cooper
  • Patent number: 11270335
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system and a method for automatic electronic order creation are disclosed. The system and method may be configured to: receive a digitized document comprising embedded metadata related to contents of the digitized document; analyze the embedded metadata to extract a boundary parameter; generate a unique reference identifier associated with the digitized document and the boundary parameter; receive a first input data setting one or more target measurements for one or more predefined periods of time, wherein a sum of the one or more target measurements is less than or equal to the boundary parameter; receive a second input data setting configuration data for achieving the one or more target measurements; and generate an electronic order based on the configuration data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: COUPANG CORP.
    Inventors: Jun Young Mun, Ankit Arora, Young Jin Kim, Ji Hoon Kim, Byoung In Lim, Jin Su Lee, Seon Ah Kim, Jae Ho Jeong, Jung Min Song, Suk Min Ahn
  • Patent number: 11263688
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of optimising an electronic shopping list is disclosed. The method comprises receiving, at a user equipment, a user list of products; receiving, at a user equipment, a store list of available products, each available product characterised by at least one variable; compiling a revised list from the user list and the store list, comprising associating each product from the user list with one or more available products and arranging an order of the revised list depending upon the at least one variable; and presenting the revised list using the user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: UBAMARKET LTD
    Inventor: William Broome
  • Patent number: 11257098
    Abstract: Blockchain-based systems and methods are used to control access to property. One system includes a mobile device, a key fob, and a server. The mobile device generates an encrypted code and transmits it to the key fob. The key fob transmits the encrypted code to the property and the server updates a log of the key fob in a hyper ledger. The property includes a computing device that validates the encrypted code and grants a key fob user access to the property. Another system includes a server that validates an access key and a first station that transmits an access key to a second station via the server and a satellite. The second station transmits data to the first station via the server and the satellite. The server saves a transmission log in a hyper ledger and transmits the access key in response to a request by the first station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Inventors: Konstantinos Bakalis, Alexandros Bakalis
  • Patent number: 11250418
    Abstract: A system for updating a digital wallet installation is disclosed. Event information is received. The received event information is evaluated against a set of rules. A digital wallet asset logical instance to be updated is identified based at least in part on the evaluation. The identified instance is updated. An installation of a digital wallet asset associated with the identified instance is identified. An update instruction is provided to a device associated with the installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Airship Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Belleville, Joe Beninato, Echeyde Cubillo, Erik A. Onnen
  • Patent number: 11243753
    Abstract: Embodiments of apparatus, systems, and methods are described for creating and configuring a custom mobile application (app), with communities, using a graphical user interface (GUI). The GUI enables selection of a pre-configured template for creating a custom mobile app for a user group of a customer relationship management system or of an existing community. The GUI enables entry of metadata comprising identification of a specific user community of the custom mobile app. The GUI enables selection of a distribution model for the custom mobile app for the specific user community, further allowing entry of additional metadata comprising distribution model parameters and packaging parameters of the app. The GUI enables packaging of the app using the packaging parameters and publishing of the app to an app store using the distribution model parameters. The app becomes accessible from the app store for installation on a mobile device according to the distribution model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Steven Holly, Eugene Oksman, Amit Lubovsky, Jenton Lee
  • Patent number: 11244228
    Abstract: The application relates to a video recommendation method and device, and a computer readable storage medium. The video recommendation method comprises: obtaining a user feature of a sample user and a video feature of a sample video; learning a click rate, a like rate, and a follow rate on the basis of a full-connection neural network algorithm to obtain trained user feature and video feature; performing, according to the trained user feature and video feature, combined learning on the click rate, the like rate, and the follow rate on a user side neural network and a video side neural network; and obtaining a video recommendation list according to a network parameter of a neural network algorithm obtained by means of combined learning. According to the video recommendation method, by adding a full-connection neural network algorithm training phase, the trained user feature and video feature are obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Beijing Dajia Internet Information Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jinlong Cai
  • Patent number: 11240971
    Abstract: A lighting system for temporal, irradiance-controlled photoacclimation includes a photoacclimation controller configured to generate control signals based on a photoacclimation schedule, a user interface configured to receive user input to the photoacclimation controller, the photoacclimation schedule based on the user input, a plurality of luminaires configured to emit light suitable for photosynthesis in plants at a plurality of different selectable levels of light output, and a communications network via which the control signals are provided to the plurality of luminaires, the luminaires adjusting the light output in response to the control signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Fluence Bioengineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Graves, Gregory Hovagim, M. Travis Higginbotham
  • Patent number: 11240102
    Abstract: A system and method for dynamically identifying an accessory or other peripheral device to be wirelessly paired with a tablet computer or other primary device, wherein the accessory comprises a display screen that displays a quick response (QR) code when the accessory is not paired, and after the QR code is scanned by the tablet computer, which is then wirelessly paired with the accessory, the QR code is replaced on the display screen with an image associated with the user, such as a picture of the user, the users name, or other means of associating the accessory with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Learning Squared, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Butler
  • Patent number: 11238473
    Abstract: Provided is a process of discovering psychographic segments of consumers with unsupervised machine learning, the process including: obtaining a first set of consumer-behavior records; converting the first set of consumer-behavior records into respective consumer-behavior vectors; determining psychographic segments of consumers by training an unsupervised machine learning model with the first set of consumer-behavior vectors; obtaining a second set of consumer-behavior records after determining the psychographic segments of consumers; converting the second set of consumer-behavior records into respective consumer-behavior vectors; classifying the second set of consumer-behavior vectors as each belonging to at least a respective one of psychographic segments with the trained machine learning model; and predicting based on the classification a likelihood of the respective consumer engaging in behavior associated with a corresponding one of the psychographic segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: PlaceIQ, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Milton, Duncan McCall
  • Patent number: 11219309
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a smart liquor cabinet and a management method for the liquor cabinet. In the management method, a voice command is received and an intent of the voice command is determined. If the intent of the voice command is related to a remaining space of the liquor cabinet, then the remaining space with no liquor in the liquor cabinet is determined. If the intent of the voice command is related to an inventory situation of the liquor cabinet, then the inventory situation of stored liquor in the liquor cabinet is determined. The response of the intent is outputted. The response is related to the remaining space or the inventory situation. In this way, the liquor and space in the liquor cabinet may be counted easily and quickly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Yu-Chung Lo, Kai-Yi Chen, Li-Yuan Hsu, Yi-Wen Wang, Hsiu-Hang Lin
  • Patent number: 11210363
    Abstract: An online system provides content items including URLs of third party websites to client devices. The client devices prefetch data from the third party website via the URL. The online system controls the prefetch rate for the client devices based on information received from the client devices. The online system may reduce the prefetch rate if an aggregate number of prefetches from the third party website during a time interval exceeds a prefetch quota. The online system may reduce the prefetch rate if the client devices indicate poor performance of the third party. The online system may determine whether to prefetch data from a URL included in a content item based on a likelihood of the user ignoring the content item if here is a delay in loading of the content item in the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Meta Platforms, Inc.
    Inventors: Dihong Gao, Xin Liu, Xiaojun Liang, Asad K. Awan, Junfeng Pan, Rohan Kuruvilla, Yining Wu
  • Patent number: 11205219
    Abstract: Techniques are described for capturing an image of a physical object, and presenting the image in an augmented reality (AR) user interface (UI) with an overlay that includes context information regarding physical object in the image. An application running on a portable computing device receives an object image captured using the device camera. The application, and/or a remote service, analyzes the image to identify the object. Context data describing the object is determined and presented through the application's AR UI. The AR UI can also provide a real time communication session in which the user interacts with a service representative or bot to discuss a loan to purchase the object. Implementations also provide points to the user for taking out a loan to purchase a product, such points redeemable for discounts on future purchases. Point data for the user can be stored on a distributed ledger network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Paulo Victor de Sousa Moura, Luiz Felipe Sampaio de Oliveira
  • Patent number: 11194417
    Abstract: An NFC-enabled apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes a touch screen display and a near field communication (NFC) module comprising an NFC antenna and an NFC controller. In response to tagging between the NFC-enabled apparatus and the external NFC terminal, an NFC communication channel is established between the NFC-enabled apparatus and the external NFC terminal for data communication therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: AQTECH, INC.
    Inventors: Sang Hoon Lee, Jin Hwa Kim
  • Patent number: 11182427
    Abstract: In embodiments, the present invention provides a method and system for managing playback of content delivered to a mobile device with a pause and resume functionality. The method and system including receiving delivered content on a mobile device, initiating playback of the delivered content, pausing playback of the content being delivered to the mobile device in response to an action and resuming delivery of the content upon a request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: DIRECTV, LLC
    Inventors: Kavi Maharajh, Bart MacNeil, Torin Walker
  • Patent number: 11157464
    Abstract: A real-time messaging platform allows advertiser accounts to pay to insert candidate messages into the message streams requested by account holders. To accommodate multiple advertisers, the messaging platform controls an auction process that determines which candidate messages are selected for inclusion in a requested account holder's message stream. Selection is based on a bid for the candidate message, the message stream that is requested, and a variety of other factors that vary depending upon the implementation. The process for selection of candidate messages generally includes the following steps, though any given step may be omitted or combined into another step in a different implementation: targeting, filtering, prediction, ranking, and selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Parag Agrawal, Mike Jahr, Yue Lu, Ke Zhou, Utkarsh Srivastava
  • Patent number: 11146863
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing device, an information processing method, and a moving image distribution system enabled to provide a moving image distribution service having higher interactivity. The information acquisition unit acquires information indicating that an additional image is caused to move from one to another of a distribution moving image display area and an outer area, the additional image being displayed on the distribution moving image display area for displaying a distribution moving image or on the outer area provided outside the distribution moving image display area. The display control unit controls display of the additional image on the basis of the information in a case where the additional image moves between the distribution moving image display area and the outer area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahisa Fujita, Hirotake Goto, Sumio Okada, Takaaki Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 11127040
    Abstract: Location data of a large number of mobile devices and map data are used to derive a large number of commute routes in a geographical area, which are used to build a relational database including associations between a plurality of road segments and a plurality of information documents. Each of the plurality of information documents corresponds to a billboard in the geographical area and includes information displayed by the billboard. A respective road segment in the relational database has one or more associations with one or more information documents, each of the one or more information documents being associated with the respective road segment by a corresponding probability value indicating a degree of likelihood of a traveler on the respective road segment being exposed to information displayed on a billboard corresponding to the each of the one or more information documents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: xAd, Inc.
    Inventors: Feng Wan, Srihari Venkatesan, Saravana Ravindran, Shanshan Tuo, Prakash Muttineni, Deborah Zhang, Huitao Luo, Shashi Seth
  • Patent number: 11126634
    Abstract: An interactive database object representation may be created based on configuration instructions. The interactive database object representation may include a plurality of graphical elements that are each associated with a respective database object field. Each of the database object fields may be associated with a database object definition within a database. The interactive database object representation may be published to a storage medium for transmission upon request to a client machine via a network. The interactive database object representation may facilitate the display and editing of data associated with an instance of the database object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Salesforce.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Viswanadh Addala, Eric Jacobson, Helen Chan, Sakshi Arora, Brinkal Janani, Dean Moses, John Henton, Adheip Varadarajan, Jan Ove Kristian Olsson, Wenqing Dai
  • Patent number: 11127022
    Abstract: A Retail as a Service (RaaS) platform enabling a customer of the RaaS platform to make a product available for retail utilizing the resources and expertise of the RaaS platform, and to monitor the effectiveness of retail efforts with data analytics provided by the RaaS platform. The RaaS platform enables intelligent updating of RaaS parameters in real time, and may include one or more of trained staff, product demo procedures, product placement, onboarding technology, product display technology, and a variety of retail facility sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: B8TA, INC.
    Inventors: Vibhu Norby, William Mintun, Phillip Raub, Anton Vishnyak
  • Patent number: 11113731
    Abstract: A mediator system, which serves as a conduit between a customer and merchants, includes customer profile data. The mediator system analyzes the customer profile data, and assigns an indication to a customer represented by the customer profile data. The mediator system then provides the indication to the merchants, and then receives bids from the merchants. The bids are for establishing a connection between the merchants and the customer. The mediator system provides to a portion of the merchants, based on the bids, a connection to the customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Jing-Ta Chow, Michael Macasek
  • Patent number: 11115495
    Abstract: Provided is a system that includes circuitry that transmits first image data to a second communication terminal in response to a first request for image transmission from a first communication terminal; transmits second image data to the first communication terminal in response to a second request for image transmission from the second communication terminal; and transmits, in a case that the first request for image transmission and the second request for image transmission are a predetermined combination, third image data corresponding to the predetermined combination to the first communication terminal and the second communication terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: GREE, Inc.
    Inventor: Takashi Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 11102536
    Abstract: A configuration is implemented by which, in a case where delivery time periods of transmission contents through different channels overlap with each other, a reception apparatus can select an acquisition target on the basis of priority information. A transmission apparatus sets, for each of transmission contents, service selection priority information (Service Selection Priority) capable of being utilized as a cache process priority criterion in the reception apparatus, and transmits the service selection priority information to the reception apparatus. The service selection priority information is utilized as priority information that makes it possible, in a case where delivery time periods of transmission contents through different channels overlap with each other, for the reception apparatus to select a content having a high value of the service selection priority information as a cache target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Tatsuya Igarashi, Yasuaki Yamagishi
  • Patent number: 11093509
    Abstract: A data processing system for updating search result facets comprises a facet linking module which is configured to update a search result facet and corresponding facet categories in view of a non-linked search result property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: ONTOFORCE NV
    Inventor: Hans Constandt
  • Patent number: 11080776
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media for computing user rating predictions are disclosed. In some examples, a recommender is implemented on at least one processor and memory and programmed for receiving a request to select one or more recommended items for a user from unrated items that are unrated by the user to the recommender. The recommender is programmed for computing user rating predictions for each of the unrated items by applying a graph filter to user-item rating data. The user-item rating data includes other-user ratings of the unrated items by other users and a same-user ratings of other items by the user. The recommender is programmed for selecting the one or more recommended items from the unrated items using the user rating predictions for the unrated items and outputting the recommended items in response to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignees: THE TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, UNIVERSIDAD REY JUAN CARLOS
    Inventors: Alejandro Rafael Ribeiro Pereira, Weiyu Huang, Antonio Garcia Marques
  • Patent number: 11080479
    Abstract: A method and system for generating a personalized interactive multimedia message. A web tool or a mobile application is used to upload media to a streaming storage platform to create an enhanced interactive multimedia message. A media template suitable for customizing the enhanced interactive multimedia message is used to modify the enhanced interactive multimedia message to create a finalized enhanced interactive multimedia message, which is sent to a backend node instance. The node instance returns a URL that will render a viewable finalized enhanced interactive multimedia message which can be sent to an end recipient manually or automatically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Plingo Media, Inc.
    Inventor: Jack Finegold
  • Patent number: 11080307
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed to implement an outlier detection system for text records. In embodiments, the detection system generates a fingerprint for each incoming record so that similar records map to similar fingerprints. Each record is assigned to a closest cluster in a set of clusters based computed distances between on the record's fingerprint and respective cluster fingerprints of the clusters. The cluster fingerprint is dynamically updated to maintain respective a representative fingerprint of its member records. When a new record is received that is not sufficiently close to any cluster, a new cluster is added to the set for the new record. In embodiments, the creation of the new cluster triggers an alert that the new record is a potential outlier. Advantageously, the disclosed detection system can be used to detect outliers in records in near real time, without the need to pre-specify outlier characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventors: Viliam Holub, Eoin Shanley, Trevor Parsons