During E-commerce (i.e., Online Transaction) Patents (Class 705/14.51)
  • Patent number: 11367102
    Abstract: A system for processing information requests associated with mobile devices comprises an evaluation module configured to determine at least one performance measure for each of a plurality of information documents using at least data in one or both of a requests database and events database. The at least one performance measure includes at least one of an impression-based performance measure, a click/call-based performance measure, and an off-line site-visit-based performance measure. The system further comprises an information server configured to select a first information document for transmitting to a first mobile device to fulfill a first request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: xAd, Inc.
    Inventors: Can Liang, Huitao Luo, Shashi Seth, Hari Venkatesan, Sunil Kumar, Vimpy Batra, Richard Chiou, Pravesh Katyal
  • Patent number: 11341535
    Abstract: A conversion timing model is model is configured to predict a likelihood of conversion based on an entity's elapsed time since a qualified entry event and based on a funnel state. The conversion timing model is constructed based on a distribution of the conversion timespans of converters. A notification of an opportunity to expose a candidate entity to networked content is received. A time-based likelihood of conversion for the candidate entity is determined by applying the conversion timing model to the elapsed time. A response to the notification based on the likelihood of conversion for the candidate entity is prepared based on the time-based likelihood of conversion and based on the funnel state. Timely responses may include the selection of customized content or bid values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Quancast Corporation
    Inventor: Yongjia Wang
  • Patent number: 11334863
    Abstract: A transaction is maintained in a shopping cart and processed by a transaction manager in cooperation with a transaction application of a user device. The status device displays a code that when obtained by user device and provided to the transaction manager links the cart to the status device. Acquisition of the code is an indication that the customer associated with the cart is ready to checkout and pay for the items in the cart. The entire payment processing between the application, the transaction manager, and a payment service is monitored by transaction manager. Payment processing statuses for the payment as it processes in real time are sent from the transaction manager to the status device. Status device displays payment status messages on a display of that device and/or illuminates colored lights and/or plays specialized audible sounds indicative of the statuses as the payment processing continues in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Kip Oliver Morgan, James Emery Fugedy, II
  • Patent number: 11321725
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system and method for use with video and online gaming. Embodiments may include providing, using at least one processor, a video game or online game and integrating an application programming interface with the video game or online game. Embodiments may include displaying an advertisement on a three dimensional (ā€œ3Dā€) or four dimensional (ā€œ4Dā€) object associated with the video game or online game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventors: Shervin Gerami, Aaron Pawloski
  • Patent number: 11308537
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for providing an item purchase experience for users wishing to repeat purchases of items when previously purchased items are out-of-stock or otherwise temporarily unavailable. Alternative items are identified for an item that is determined to be unavailable. A user interface is generated to include a listing of previously purchased items, including an item listing for the unavailable item. The item listing for the unavailable item further includes the alternative items for display and user interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Adrian Bell, Andre Wyatt
  • Patent number: 11297958
    Abstract: A multi-function transaction card may receive, from shelf sensors, first data indicating that items have been removed from shelves by a customer of a merchant, and may receive, from shopping cart sensors, second data indicating that the items have been placed in a shopping cart. The multi-function transaction card may receive, based on the first data and the second data, item data identifying the items placed in the shopping cart, wherein the item data is received from price tags of the items. The multi-function transaction card may store the item data, and may provide, to a transaction terminal of the merchant, the item data identifying the items and customer data identifying the customer. The multi-function transaction card may receive, from the transaction terminal, transaction data identifying a transaction that charges the multi-function transaction card for a total cost of the items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Adam Vukich, James Zarakas, Molly Johnson
  • Patent number: 11257059
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to an embodiment of a keyboard application in which a plurality of selectable items (representing keys) are associated with transactions. The keyboard application may be imported into any application that utilizes text input, and replaces a default keyboard used to provide the text input. Upon selection of one of the plurality of selectable items, a transaction is initiated by a service provider computer. In some embodiments, the transaction may result in the engagement of a third party entity. Once completed, an access credential associated with the completion of the transaction is generated. The access credential may be entered into the text input field of the application that utilizes text input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: VISA INTERNATIONAL SERVICE ASSOCIATION
    Inventors: Margaret Szeto, Peng Zhao, Prerak Diwakar Trivedi, Dziyana Nikolaevna Klimovich, Yobel Muchang
  • Patent number: 11240287
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method, Web server and computer system for converging a desktop application and a Web application. The method may comprise: in response to a request from a client user for using a target desktop application, starting a desktop application initialization process on the Web server and determining an appropriate corresponding hosting server for the user; preparing and provisioning desktop application environment on the corresponding hosting server and starting the target desktop application; transmitting the corresponding hosting server's address to the client so as to make desktop application interaction between the client and the corresponding hosting server; and in response to the completion of the desktop application interaction, stopping and exiting the target desktop application on the corresponding hosting server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Inventors: Ying Chen, Xing Fang, Jie Qiu, Qing Bo Wang, Meng Ye
  • Patent number: 11232454
    Abstract: Systems, computer program products, and methods are described herein for an authentication framework for real-time document processing. The present invention is configured to receive, via an image capturing device associated with a point-of-sale system of a merchant, a digital image of a payment instrument; extract, using optical character recognition, payment instrument data from the payment instrument; receive one or more authentication credentials from the user to endorse the payment instrument; determine an authentication level of the user based on at least receiving the one or more authentication credentials from the user; determine whether the authentication level of the user meets an authentication requirement level associated with the processing of the payment instrument; and process, in real-time, the payment instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tony England, Stephen Philip Selfridge
  • Patent number: 11232420
    Abstract: A voice broadcast method includes: acquiring at least one piece of voice information; delivering the at least one piece of voice information to a voice broadcast device, wherein, the at least one piece of voice information includes voice identification information and a voice content; determining a first voice content to be broadcast by the voice broadcast device, wherein the first voice content is included in the at least one piece of voice information stored at the voice broadcast device; and sending, to the voice broadcast device, a first voice identification information corresponding to the first voice content, wherein the first voice identification information is used by the voice broadcast device to obtain the first voice content stored at the voice broadcast device, and to broadcast the first voice content when a preset voice broadcast condition is met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: ADVANCED NEW TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yicong Fan, Tian Chen, Guolai Ma, Liang Zhang, Han Mei, Bei Liu, Yong He
  • Patent number: 11227292
    Abstract: Systems and corresponding methods are provided that, in at least one embodiment, includes the act or acts of receiving a plurality of first representations; receiving a second representation of a first user; determining at least one group to which the first user belongs; determining at least one set of members of the at least one group; and filtering the plurality of first representations based, at least in part, on the at least one set of members. Each first representation represents a respective report.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventor: Howard W. Lutnick
  • Patent number: 11227285
    Abstract: A merchant website automatically detects whether a customer device has a registered payment application; if so, the website generates a custom protocol message that is triggered on checkout to initiate payment via the payment application. Details of the transaction are passed to the payment application via a payment server so that the user can authorize the transaction within the payment application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Barclays Execution Services Limited
    Inventor: Jeremy Goldstone
  • Patent number: 11222369
    Abstract: A method and associated system of producing an advertising campaign of a product for an online marketplace seller including, under control of one or more processors configured with executable instructions, generating a single keyword advertising campaign of the product; collecting data on the single keyword; executing a machine learning component of an adaptive machine learning platform to generate a machine learning component output based at least in part on the data on the single keyword; generating a behavioral curve or table relating to an advertisement bid value and a cost per click value based at least in part on the machine learning component output; generating sales goal(s) of the product for the online marketplace seller on the online marketplace; generating an optimized advertisement bid value based at least in part on the sales goal(s) and the behavioral curve or table; and generating an optimized advertising campaign therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Quartile Digital, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Knijnik, Anibal Knijnik, Eduardo Knijnik, Alexandre Dorbleo Ely
  • Patent number: 11200603
    Abstract: A new RFP specification is received for a new broadcast ad campaign. A placement is determined for a new broadcast ad in a suitable position within an ad network inventory based at least in part on the new RFP specification. A transfer of an existing placement for an existing broadcast ad campaign out of the suitable position to a newer position based at least in part on an existing RFP specification is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Jelli, Inc.
    Inventors: John Paul LeFlohic, Torsten Schulz, Trevor Price
  • Patent number: 11164218
    Abstract: This application includes a media resource allocation method, performed by any media resource allocation server in a blockchain system. In the method, media resource information is received from a media resource server. Media resources for a plurality of media resource request servers are allocated according to (i) media resource requirements of the plurality of media resource request servers, (ii) the media resource information, and (iii) a preset allocation rule. The transaction data generated in the media resource allocation process is stored into the target blockchain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Minghao Xi
  • Patent number: 11157953
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and apparatus where information relating to products and services offered by various providers may be offered for sale to customers via computing devices owned by those customers. Products and services offered to a particular customer may be related to a product previously purchased by that customer or be related to a product that a customer has access to. In certain instances, a product that a customer has access to may include a tag, such as a circuit, a chip, or printed matter that may provide information to an electronic device of a customer. After the customer's device received the information provided by the product tag, other products or services related to the tagged product may be received by the customer device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Digiprint IP LLC
    Inventor: Avery Levy
  • Patent number: 11132670
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for performing payment transactions using indicia-based associations between two or more user interfaces. One method includes: receiving transaction information related to a user's selection of goods or services from a merchant; generating an indicia encoding the transaction information related to the selected goods or services, the merchant, and the transaction amount; transmitting the indicia to be displayed, and to enable a user interface of a first user device to scan the indicia and extract the transaction information; receiving from the first user device, an authorization to process the payment transaction using a mobile payment source; and if sufficient resources exist in the mobile payment source: generating and transmitting a low value token to the merchant indicating the authorization of the payment transaction, wherein the low value token conceals the information related to the mobile payment source; and processing the transaction using the mobile payment source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Worldpay, LLC
    Inventor: David Tarbox
  • Patent number: 11126785
    Abstract: An optimal combination of content items may be determined and served to increase the likelihood of a predefined user interaction. A user can request content which may include an entity (such as a web page, document, advertisement, and the like) that has multiple components through which content items may be provided. For example, a web page may include multiple slots where content items may be displayed on the web page. Each component may be associated with multiple possible content items, resulting in many combinations of layouts for an entity. A content server may determine which layout to provide using a content selection model that is weighted based on a likelihood of groupings of content items resulting in a user interaction that satisfies a success condition (e.g., selecting a hyperlink, selecting a content item, initiating a transaction, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Houssam Nassif, Daniel Hill, Tao Hu, Anand Mahadeva Iyer, Jian Liu, Yi Liu, Sriram Srinivasan, Vishwanathan Swaminathan
  • Patent number: 11106794
    Abstract: An invention is disclosed for systems, methods, processes, and products of providing computing and online services. An embodiment of such a system, method, process, or product, among other things, may provide a more reliable, accurate, or otherwise effective way of determining and presenting relevant information to users, consumers, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventor: Edmond K. Chow
  • Patent number: 11100518
    Abstract: A system tracks user actions associated with advertisements. The system may receive information in response to a user action. The system may then determine whether the action performed by the user resulted from an advertisement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Alex Roetter, Deepak Jindal
  • Patent number: 11100485
    Abstract: A frictionless shopping platform supports modular systems to outfit any physical store with a secure self-checkout experience. The frictionless shopping platform can communicate with a kiosk or mobile application to obtain customer information including payment information; a shopping sensor platform that tracks a user in the store to obtain anonymous shopper identification and associated shopping cart items; and a financial services provider to affect payment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Stephane Wyper, Kevin Michael Morris, Katherine Lindequist, Ioannis Tsampalis
  • Patent number: 11080700
    Abstract: Systems (100), methods, and machine-executable data structures for the processing of data for the secure creation, administration, manipulation, processing, and storage of electronic data useful in the processing of electronic payment transactions and other secure data processes. Aspects of such systems (100) include trusted platforms (120) by which networked communication devices (110) and merchant systems (130) may registered as trusted entities 110?, 130. Information associated with particular payment means, such as accounts or payment tokens, can be stored on device(s) secure data sets known as virtual or electronic wallets (112), or in the form of secure payment tokens. Common application programming interfaces executed by devices (110) may facilitate push and pull processes between electronic wallets (112) and other secure data stores (136, 120, 160). Users (190) may thereby initiate and complete electronic transactions directly from within applications on trusted devices (110?).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Royal Bank of Canada
    Inventors: Edison U. Ortiz, Terry W. Lee, Gabriel Y. Woo, Stephen James Scott, Weiqiang Yin, Judy Dinn, Chai Lam
  • Patent number: 11062356
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and apparatus where information relating to products and services offered by various providers may be offered for sale to customers via computing devices owned by those customers. Products and services offered to a particular customer may be related to a product previously purchased by that customer or be related to a product that a customer has access to. In certain instances, a product that a customer has access to may include a tag, such as a circuit, a chip, or printed matter that may provide information to an electronic device of a customer. After the customer's device received the information provided by the product tag, other products or services related to the tagged product may be received by the customer device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: DIGIPRINT IP LLC
    Inventor: Avery Levy
  • Patent number: 11042872
    Abstract: Technologies for managing payment authorization request messaging for payment transactions include a transaction management controller. The transaction management controller receives a transaction amount for a payment transaction from a business management engine and a payment transaction type from a point of interaction device. The transaction management controller initializes a transaction processing module that corresponds to the received payment transaction type. The transaction processing module defines payment processing parameters for processing payment transactions of the payment transaction type. The transaction management controller receives payment card data for the payment transaction from the point of interaction device. The transaction management controller inserts the transaction amount and the payment card data into a payment authorization request message, which is transmitted to a payment network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: WORLDPAY, LLC
    Inventor: Francois B. Bergeon
  • Patent number: 11017366
    Abstract: A method to enable transactions comprising transmitting, by a vendor server, a request message to the e-commerce system for a token. Receiving a token in response to the request message. Generating an offer message including a mailto hyperlink, wherein the offer message is an email message including a mailto hyperlink is configured to generate an email reply message include the token. Transmitting the offer message to an email address associated with the customer. Receiving a response message from the e-commerce system, the response message including transaction details that confirm the token was validated by the e-commerce system. Transmitting a payment processing request message to a payment processor, wherein the payment processing request is based on the transaction details. Receiving a notification from the payment processor, that payment processing has been completed. Transmitting an email message to the email address of the customer, that payment has been processed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: SWOOP IP HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: James Kassemi, Lawrence Glen Holcomb, Dave Walz-Burkett
  • Patent number: 11010786
    Abstract: An influence system for predicting advertisement impact for audience selection. An advertising probe campaign is operated by sending an advertisement to each entity in a treatment group of entities. A control group of entities which excludes the treatment group entities is selected and no campaign advertising content is sent to the treatment group entities. An influence model is created by comparing features of the treatment group converters to features of the control group converters. An individual frequency cap is selected for each entity that is a candidate for the advertising campaign based on a result of applying the influence model to the features of the candidate entity. The entity may be selected to receive an advertisement based on the individual frequency cap. Some embodiments are integrated with a real time bidding (RTB) exchange and a bid response may be configured based on the results of applying the influence model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Quantcast Corporation
    Inventor: Tianxiao Huang
  • Patent number: 11004113
    Abstract: An electronic device for a store is provided comprising a front-facing camera, a rear-facing camera, a display, and processing circuitry configured to receive an identity of at least one target product that meets one or more predetermined product criteria. The processing circuitry is further configured to capture a first image via the rear-facing camera and determine that the target product proximate the electronic device is depicted in the first image, and to capture a second image via the front-facing camera and detect a shopper in a vicinity of the electronic device is depicted in the second image. The processing circuitry is further configured to in response to determining that the target product proximate the electronic device is depicted in the first image and detecting that the shopper in a vicinity of the electronic device is depicted in the second image, displaying a message related to the target product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: SHOPPER SCIENTIST LLC
    Inventor: Herb Sorensen
  • Patent number: 10977639
    Abstract: Systems and methods disclosed herein relate to reducing the losses associated with processing payments using credit card payment processing gateways. Payment processing gateways have different deposit success rates due to the gateways' varying arrangements with acquiring banks and the ability to process certain types of payments. A payment request related to a user may be received, wherein the request specifies a particular type of credit card, a transaction currency, and an amount. A payment application then routes, via a payment agent, the payment request to an adaptive gateway switching system (AGSS) in an attempt to complete a payment transaction. If in learning mode, the AGSS may randomly choose a payment processing gateway. Or the AGSS may choose the gateway based upon a learned gateway status based upon results learned through reinforcement learning. Upon receiving the result of a transaction attempt from the gateway, the agent reports the result to the AGSS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: FREELANCER TECHNOLOGY PTY LIMITED
    Inventors: Amir Massoudi, Jun Yao, Joseph Noel, Conrad Marco Egamino Olega, Darren Nicholas John Williams, Muhammad Umer Farooq
  • Patent number: 10970742
    Abstract: A method and associated system of producing an advertising campaign of a product for an online marketplace seller including, under control of one or more processors configured with executable instructions, generating a single keyword advertising campaign of the product; collecting data on the single keyword; executing a machine learning component of an adaptive machine learning platform to generate a machine learning component output based at least in part on the data on the single keyword; generating a behavioral curve or table relating to an advertisement bid value and a cost per click value based at least in part on the machine learning component output; generating sales goal(s) of the product for the online marketplace seller on the online marketplace; generating an optimized advertisement bid value based at least in part on the sales goal(s) and the behavioral curve or table; and generating an optimized advertising campaign therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Quartile Digital, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Knijnik, Anibal Knijnik, Eduardo Knijnik
  • Patent number: 10949706
    Abstract: A computer-implemented technique is described herein for retrieving at least one recommended output image. In one implementation, the technique uses a generator component to transform first-part image information, associated with a first-part image selected by a user, into one or more instances of second-part generated image information. Each instance of the second-part generated image information complements the first-part image information. The generator component is trained by a computer-implemented training system using a conditional generative adversarial network (cGAN). The technique further includes: retrieving one or more second-part output images from a data store based on the instance(s) of second-part generated image information; generating a user interface presentation that presents the first-part image and the second-part output image(s); and displaying the user interface presentation on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Mithun Das Gupta, Sudhir Kumar, Rushabh Rajesh Gandhi, Soudamini Sreepada, Naresh Annam, Shashank Verma, Jagjot Singh
  • Patent number: 10878669
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a store server has a communication device, a storage device, and a processor. The communication device performs transmission/reception of information with an information terminal and an electronic device. The storage device stores a list of terminal identification data in which first terminal identification data unique to the information terminal and second terminal identification data unique to the electronic device are to be registered, and a shopping file in which information of the commodity to be identified by identification data of the commodity is to be registered in association with at least any one of the first terminal identification data and the second terminal identification data. The processor creates the shopping file in association with at least any one of the first terminal identification data and the second terminal identification data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Ugajin
  • Patent number: 10867000
    Abstract: A content recommendation system includes a processor and a memory coupled to the processor. The memory stores instructions that, upon execution, cause the processor to obtain a first viewing history of a first user from the viewing history index. The instructions include determining, based on the user similarity index, a first set of users similar to the first user. The instructions include obtaining a corresponding viewing history from the viewing history index and selecting a set of similar content item identifiers based on similarity scores. The instructions include updating a first recommendation list with (i) the corresponding viewing history for each similar user in the first set of users and (ii) the set of similar content item identifiers. The instructions include selecting and transmitting to a user device a subset of recommended content item identifiers from the first recommendation list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: TD Ameritrade IP Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Logan Sommers Ahlstrom, Ravindra Reddy Tappeta Venkata, Sean Ming-Yin Law, Joseph Clark Walston, Raviteja Lokineni, Dayanand Narregudem
  • Patent number: 10850200
    Abstract: A food order and delivery system by embedded internet links in existing video games advertisements and delivered to the gamer. The invention connects restaurants not offering an internet ordering, payment, with a delivering system for customers currently involved in gaming, allowing them to continue gaming while enjoying delivery of their cuisine of choice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Paradigm Shift Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Bryce Mitchell, Marvin Carpenter
  • Patent number: 10853379
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to methods and systems for evaluating entities for a target user, the method comprising obtaining, at a server computer, entity data from a plurality of data sources. The entity data is then stored in an entity database. The method further comprises merging the entity data from the plurality of data sources, mapping the entity data to a corresponding entity, and differentiating the entity. Then a relevance is determined associated with the entity data and data source. The method further comprises generating a set of entity evaluations to the target user using the relevance, determining a set of one or more entities relevant to the primary user based on the entity data, user data, and the relevance, with an initial order of relevance, and displaying, on a user device, the set of relevant entities to the target user in the order of relevance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: OpenTable, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Ryan Schiff, Sourav Chatterji, Corey Layne Reese, Steven Charles Schlansker, Leejay Wu, Paul Kenneth Twohey
  • Patent number: 10846779
    Abstract: A system for custom categorization of digital media content includes a server and a database for storing user accounts. The server provides a user interface to allow a user to review, purchase, and download to a user device one or more digital products. The server further establishes one or more wish lists of the user upon receipt of user instructions, where each of the wish lists is associated with the user account. The server further receives a user selection of one of the digital products. The user selection can also indicate a selected wish list of the user. In response to the user selection, the server links a selected digital product with the selected wish list. The user interface is further configured to allow the user to review all digital products linked to all of the wish lists of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
    Inventors: Abinadi Willis Johnson, Quan Lau, Chris Walker
  • Patent number: 10809721
    Abstract: An autonomous driving system performing autonomous driving of a vehicle, includes a vehicle position acquisition device acquiring a position of the vehicle on a map, a vehicle state acquisition device acquiring a vehicle state of the vehicle, an occupant state acquisition device acquiring an occupant state of the vehicle, a destination candidate database storing destination candidate data including a destination candidate and the occupant state correlated with the destination candidate; and an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit determines whether or not the vehicle is in a boarding completion state based on the vehicle state and the occupant state, and sets a destination of the vehicle in autonomous driving based on the position of the vehicle on the map, the occupant state, and the destination candidate data in a case where electronic control unit determines that the vehicle is in the boarding completion state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiromitsu Urano
  • Patent number: 10810616
    Abstract: Personalization techniques for digital content recommendations are described. In one example, a hybrid model is used to form recommendations for individual users, groups of individual users, and so on. The hybrid model may also employ a latent factor model, which is configured to employ an implicit similarity approach to recommendations. The recommendations formed by these models are then used to generate a third, final, recommendation. As part of this, a weighting may be employed to weight a contribution of recommendations from the collaborative filter model and latent factor model in order to further personalize a recommendation for a user. Moreover, through application of localized regularization, for which every user is treated separately and also every content is considered independently, more personalization is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventor: Kourosh Modarresi
  • Patent number: 10795694
    Abstract: A method and system provides a data services application that is highly scalable and modifiable without great risk of damaging the application. The method and system stores in a routing library in accordance with a browserless runtime environment, a plurality of route files each defining a data communication route between a data services application and a data source. The method and system stores, in accordance with the browserless runtime environment, application source code for the data services application. The application source code includes a callout to each route file in the routing library. Routes can be added by adding a new route file to the routing library and by adding a single line of code to the source code of the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventors: Travis Jones, Mark Sereno, Kenneth Williams
  • Patent number: 10796321
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a computer-executable method, computer system and non-transitory computer-readable medium for programmatically generating an association among two or more purchase categories based on purchase data of a plurality of consumers. The method includes programmatically accessing, from a dataset via a network device, prior purchase data associated with purchases of a plurality of commercial objects by a plurality of consumers. The method also includes programmatically identifying a plurality of categories associated with the plurality of commercial objects. The method also includes, for each consumer in the plurality of consumers, programmatically generating a total number of purchases by the consumer in each category in the plurality of categories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Groupon, Inc.
    Inventors: Raju Balakrishnan, Vyomkesh Tripathi, Rajesh Girish Parekh, Guoxian Zhang
  • Patent number: 10791185
    Abstract: A method for connecting an automatic dialogue tool to a third party includes: receiving information content sent by a user client and extracting key information from the information content; querying, according to the key information, for third party information corresponding to the key information, and sending the third party information to the user client; receiving third party information selected by the user client and sending an access request to a third party client selected by the user client; and establishing a communication connection between the user client and the third party client after receiving an access response fed back by the third party client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jinglin Luo, Jing Liao, Tianqi Xu
  • Patent number: 10789637
    Abstract: A server system increases the diversity of item recommendations provided to a target user by using item similarity data to reorder a ranked list of recommended items for presentation to a user. The reordering is performed such that items identified as similar to each other are spaced apart from each other by at least a minimum number of positions. This minimum number may be selected based, e.g., on how many recommended items will initially be presented on a requesting user device, which may depend on the display size or other attributes of the user device. The server system generates a user interface that displays an initial portion of the reordered list. The user interface includes controls for scrolling through the reordered list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sanjeev Jain, Brent Russell Smith, Alexandra Juliet Brasch
  • Patent number: 10762141
    Abstract: A system for processing information requests associated with mobile devices comprises an information server configured to build a search query for an information request based on the location features and other data therein and to search an information database for matching information documents. The matching information documents including information documents having different types of performance measure, including a first document using an impression-based performance measure, a second document using a click/call-based performance measure and a third document using an off-line site-visit-based performance measure. The information server is further configured rank the matching documents based on their respective performance measures and to select a matching document based on their respective rankings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: xAd, Inc.
    Inventors: Can Liang, Huitao Luo, Shashi Seth, Hari Venkatesan, Sunil Kumar
  • Patent number: 10755040
    Abstract: An automated content authoring system includes a semantic article writing engine that processes an article template that includes sentences with fillable fields. The article template includes an article context comprising an article subject type and a subject, and each of the fillable fields includes a field key. The article writing engine selects a data set that corresponds to the article subject type and the subject. For each of the fillable fields, the engine will look for content elements having an article key that corresponds to the field key. When retrieving a content element having an article key that corresponds to the field key, it will insert the attribute of that content element into the fillable field to yield the digital article. The system will then publish the digital article to a content publication service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Media Gazelle Inc.
    Inventor: Anders F. Heie
  • Patent number: 10733635
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to generating and managing an advertising campaign based on a third-party sales listing. In particular, an identifier associated with a sales listing posted over a third-party service from a user of the third-party service is received. Sales listing data for the sales listing is retrieved from the third-party service using the identifier associated with the sales listing. Thereafter, an advertising campaign is automatically generated based at least in part on the retrieved sales listing data. In one aspect, generation of the advertising campaign includes generating an advertising creative using the retrieved sales listing data. Subsequently, bidding on an advertising opportunity in an auction is performed according to the generated advertising campaign. Responsive to winning the auction, an advertisement based on the advertising creative is provided to a content provider associated with the advertising opportunity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Quantcast Corporation
    Inventors: Silvius V. Rus, Barney Govan, Nhat Bao Sinh Vu, Mark Cooper
  • Patent number: 10726398
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for conducting transactions and financial transfers utilizing a mobile device communicatively coupled with a mobile communications network and executing a mobile point-of-sale application. According to some embodiments, the mobile point-of-sale application is adapted to conduct money transfer transactions by communicating transaction information through the mobile communications network to a money transfer provider system that processes the money transfer and communicates receipt information to the mobile point-of-sale application. Additionally, according to some embodiments, an account associated with an agent of the money transfer provider can be used in money transfer transactions conducted by the mobile point-of-sale application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: The Western Union Company
    Inventors: Rebecca Loevenguth, Sanjay Challani
  • Patent number: 10726464
    Abstract: A system and method for personalizing user interest based on user built profiles are provided. In example embodiments, the system may include a non-transitory, computer-readable medium storing computer-executable instructions and one or more processors. When the one or more processors execute the computer-executable instructions, the processors may be configured to receive a first attribute and a second attribute describing an item of interest submitted by a user, the first attribute and the second attribute assigned to a category by the user. When the first attribute is received, the one or more processors may determine at least one shared feature between the first attribute and the second attribute, and display recommended items to the user that include the at least one shared feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: EBAY INC.
    Inventor: Corinne Elizabeth Sherman
  • Patent number: 10699347
    Abstract: A system including a computing device may receive base map information, including attribute information associated with a plurality of road segments, and trip request information. Based on this information, a route for the user to travel may be determined. The system might further calculate a risk score for each road segment forming the route, and generate a risk map based on the risk score and the route. The risk map may then be displayed to a user. The risk map may include markers or other objects depicting potential risks along the route the driver may face. Also, the risk map may be updated based on information collected from a sensor coupled to the vehicle or located at the road segment to reflect actual, real-time risk scores calculated using an equation for providing a risk score for a particular driver driving a particular vehicle on a particular road segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Mark Slusar, Regina Madigan, Timothy W. Gibson
  • Patent number: 10692088
    Abstract: In some examples, a computer system may receive transaction information for transactions between card users and a payee that may include transaction card information from a plurality of read events of a plurality of transaction cards at the payee's card reader. In association with the plurality of read events, the system may receive location information of a plurality of mobile devices, each mobile device being associated respectively with one of the plurality of transaction cards in a data structure maintained by the computer system. For instance, the location information for each mobile device may be indicative of a location of the mobile device at a time of a corresponding read event of an associated transaction card. The system may determine an approximate location of the card reader based on the location information of the plurality of mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SQUARE, INC.
    Inventors: Nathan Spindel, Shawn Morel, Nefaur Rahman Khandker
  • Patent number: 10683173
    Abstract: Described herein is an apparatus and method for selecting a storage location for an item. The method includes obtaining order information for a plurality of previously fulfilled orders, wherein each order includes at least one item. Based on the obtained order information, one or a combination of an affinity value of the item and a popularity value of the item are computed. The method determines available storage locations in a plurality of storage racks, each rack including at least one shelf. Further, the method computes for each available storage location, one or a combination of an affinity score and a popularity score of the storage rack with respect to the item. The method selects the storage location from the available storage locations based on at least one of the calculated affinity score and the calculated popularity score, and instructs a vehicle to store the item at the selected storage location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: GREY ORANGE PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Akash Gupta, Samay Kohli, Wolfgang Kurt Hoeltgen, Srijan Choudhary
  • Patent number: 10679274
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments illustrate method and system for data processing to recommend a list of physical stores in real-time for user-specified products and/or services. The method includes receiving a request, that comprises one or more products and/or services and one or more user-defined parameters, from a user-computing device. The method further includes aggregating information associated with the received request, profile information of a user, real-time traffic information, and geographical locations of a plurality of physical stores. Further, the method includes generating a recommendation list based on the aggregated information and a similarity score of the user for each of the one or more products and/or services. The method further includes transmitting the generated recommendation list to the user-computing device. The user may select a recommendation from the recommendation list for purchasing and/or availing products and/or services based on the selected recommendation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: CONDUENT BUSINESS SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Joydeep Banerjee, Gurulingesh Raravi, Manoj Gupta, Sindhu Kiranmai Ernala, Shruti Kunde, Koustuv Dasgupta