During E-commerce (i.e., Online Transaction) Patents (Class 705/14.51)
  • Patent number: 10402063
    Abstract: Systems and methods for incorporating additional material in video content are described. Exemplary methods may include identifying the individual frames within a portion of video content that will be visible during adjusted playback. The methods may include incorporating at least one item of information within at least one of the individual frames identified to produce modified video content. The methods may also include transmitting the modified video content for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: DISH Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventor: Gavin Quail
  • Patent number: 10404830
    Abstract: Disclosed are a service processing method and apparatus, and a service server. The method comprises: receiving an operation request, sent by a first client device, for requesting to perform a service operation; generating a target service random code for a first account according to the operation request; receiving an operation response that is sent by a second client device according to the target service random code; identifying the first account by using the operation response; and sending account information of the first account to the second client device, so that the second client device completes the service operation based on the account information. In embodiments of the present application, a service processing process is completed based on a service random code that is generated by a service server in real time; therefore, security is relatively high, and interference from the external natural environment is avoided, and reliability of service processing can be effectively improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LIMITED
    Inventor: Lei Zhang
  • Patent number: 10373129
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to a method, system and program product for generating a stable value digital asset tied to a blockchain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Winklevoss IP, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel William Halley James, Brandon Arvanaghi, Cem Paya, Eric Winer, Cameron Howard Winklevoss, Tyler Howard Winklevoss
  • Patent number: 10373232
    Abstract: A system comprises at least one first processor and at least one second processor. The at least one first processor is of a vendor website and is configured to produce a web site including vendor product information and a widget on the web site. The widget on the web site, in response to a user input, has a vendor product added to a watchlist of a non-vendor third party. The widget on the web site updates the watchlist of the non-vendor third party. The at least one second processor of the non-vendor third party adds the vendor product to the watchlist in response to the widget on the web site. The at least one second processor updates the watch list in response to the widget on the web site. The at least one second processor sends the watchlist to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: SWOOP IP HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventor: John P. Killoran, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10366439
    Abstract: Systems and methods for regional item recommendations are provided. In example embodiments, an indication of a destination geolocation from a user device of a user is received. Destination data corresponding to the destination geolocation is retrieved. A destination characteristic from the destination data is extracted. The destination characteristic indicates an affinity for apparel associated with the destination geolocation. A candidate apparel item is determined based on the extracted destination characteristic. An item listing corresponding to the candidate apparel item is identified. The item listing is presented on a user interface of the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Cheri Nola Leonard, Jiri Medlen, Jonathan Su, Mihir Naware, Jatin Chhugani, Neelakantan Sundaresan
  • Patent number: 10348792
    Abstract: A system and method provides dynamically selected media content to someone using an electronic device in a social network environment. Items of media content are selected for the user based on his or her relationships with one or more other users. The user's relationships with other users are reflected in the selected media content and its format. An order is assigned to the items of media content, for example, based on their anticipated importance to the user, and the items of media content are displayed to the user in the assigned order. The user may change the order of the items of media content. The user's interactions with media content available in the social network environment are monitored, and those interactions are used to select additional items of media content for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark E. Zuckerberg, Andrew G. Bosworth, Chris Cox, Ruchi Sanghvi, Matthew Cahill
  • Patent number: 10339505
    Abstract: Provided is a method and a web-site integration system to integrate payment mechanisms into a commercial website that offers online merchants a flexible, user-friendly and customizable wizard to integrate payment mechanisms into their online commercial websites without having to understand the detailed intricacies of an API or other computer code. The wizard steps the merchant through creating an account to obtain credentials and educates the merchant on the page flows of the payment mechanism that the merchant wishes to integrate. Then, the wizard generates code snippets and files to be downloaded by the merchant and to be easily inserted into key pages of the merchant's online commercial website. The merchant can then test the completely integrated code in a developer's sandbox or go live with the completely integrated code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Srinivasa Rao Pasupulati, Amish Patel, Nick Groleau, William Charles Taylor, Saleem Qadir
  • Patent number: 10341404
    Abstract: A system and method provides dynamically selected media content to someone using an electronic device in a social network environment. Items of media content are selected for the user based on his or her relationships with one or more other users. The user's relationships with other users are reflected in the selected media content and its format. An order is assigned to the items of media content, for example, based on their anticipated importance to the user, and the items of media content are displayed to the user in the assigned order. The user may change the order of the items of media content. The user's interactions with media content available in the social network environment are monitored, and those interactions are used to select additional items of media content for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark E. Zuckerberg, Andrew G. Bosworth, Chris Cox, Ruchi Sanghvi, Matthew Cahill
  • Patent number: 10303133
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a system for presenting items to a user at a presentation area within a materials handling facility. In some instances, a predicted items list that identifies items that are likely to be picked by a user are determined and, when the user arrives at the materials handling facility, those predicted items are presented to the user for selection. For example, predicted items may be determined and inventory holders that contain the predicted items may be routed to a presentation area and positioned for presentation to the user. The user may browse the presented items and pick the items they desire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Nadya Dhalla, Kerry Patrick Person, Ozgur Dogan, Gianna Lise Puerini, Steven Kessel
  • Patent number: 10290016
    Abstract: An aggregating server obtains information about a method of payments by a customer and aggregate all instances of payment by that customer with respect to one or more merchants. That is, the server can associate various methods of payment at a merchant with the same customer (e.g. credit card information, information associated with a digital wallet application payment, device identifier along with geo-fence data, etc.) Thereafter, information at the server regarding frequency of visits, money spent, menu preferences, etc. can also be shared with the merchant in order to provide information for increasing customer satisfaction during further visits by the customer. Also, the server can determine whether the customer qualifies for a loyalty or discount programs based on past visits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SQUARE, INC.
    Inventor: Cody Rose
  • Patent number: 10248961
    Abstract: Models are built based on existing histories in one identifier space to infer features of entities in a different identifier space. A source model is built using features of an archetypical population in a given identifier space and the standard population. A join panel, i.e., a set of entities operating across both the given identifier space and a second disjoined identifier space, is scored using the source model. Based on the scores and features associated with the entities in the join panel within the second identifier space, a target model specific to the second identifier space is built. An audience of entities within the second identifier space can then be scored using the target model to identify entities that are similar to the archetypical population.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Quantcast Corporation
    Inventors: Michael F. Kamprath, Sean McCormick, Scott Michael Murff
  • Patent number: 10229400
    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: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: SWOOP IP HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: James Kassemi, Lawrence Glen Holcomb, Dave Walz-Burkett
  • Patent number: 10216841
    Abstract: There is disclosed herein a system of managing posts for interacting with web based digital video. The system comprises a user interface application operating on one or more user devices which are operative to view web based digital video, the user interface application creating posts that refer to web based digital video. A database system stores user created posts. A programmed processing system is in operative communication with user devices and the database system for creating and managing programmed links between user created posts and one or more select locations in select web based digital video, wherein users interacting with the user interface application can access user created posts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Pixured, Inc.
    Inventor: Nick John Perlegos
  • Patent number: 10176508
    Abstract: A system, method and computer product for allowing a processing device to generate search engine results using a cobought model algorithm, filter the search results based on product information and past transaction data, and provide personalized recommendations for online grocery shoppers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Mindi Yuan, Ioannis Pavlidis, Mukesh Jain, Kristy Ann Caster
  • Patent number: 10162998
    Abstract: Wearable glasses include a first capturer for photographing a front part, a second capturer for tracking a gaze direction of a user, and a controller for matching a target image captured by the first capturer with a three-dimensional (3D) interior map of a vehicle, corresponding to the target image, and determining a head direction of the user. The controller specifies an object corresponding to user gaze in the target image based on the determined head direction and the tracked gaze direction of the user. Accordingly, user convenience is enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY
    Inventor: Sung Woo Park
  • Patent number: 10162981
    Abstract: Some embodiments enable a user of an electronic device to selectively secure applications and/or content of the electronic device. For instance, certain embodiments enable a user to password protect applications (e.g., email, calendar, contacts, photos) within a single environment. In some embodiments, a user can selectively secure specific content (e.g., work-related email messages, personal emails, work-related calendar entries, corporate contacts) within an application. Further, some embodiments enable a user to specify which applications and/or types of content the user would like to password protect. For instance, a user that has sensitive work-related information stored on or accessible through the user's device may choose to password protect work-related applications (e.g., work email account) and content (e.g., work documents, work-related calendar entries).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Steven Ka Cheung Moy
  • Patent number: 10148728
    Abstract: A content delivery network with at least one first content server bound to a first domain associated with a first characteristic (e.g., popular) associated with content servable from the content delivery network. The content delivery network includes at least one second content server bound to a second domain associated with a second characteristic (e.g., unpopular) associated with content servable from the content delivery network. At least one processing device including computer executable instructions for receiving a request to provide an embedded resource including either a first host name associated with the first domain or a second host name associated with the second domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Newton, William R. Power
  • Patent number: 10134061
    Abstract: Collage-based, integrated advertising systems and methods of advertising are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventor: Joseph M. Serino
  • Patent number: 10127596
    Abstract: The disclosure herein provides systems, methods, and devices for generating recommendations of dynamic or unique items. A system for generating recommendations of unique items comprises a data collection engine, a scoring engine, a user penalty calculator, and a recommendation compilation engine, wherein the recommendation engine is configured to transmit to a user access point system a list of recommended alternative unique items predicted to be preferred by a user of the user access point system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: VAST.COM, INC.
    Inventors: David Wayne Franke, Joshua Howard Levy, Hans Ulrich Grasemann, Lauri Janet Moore, David Pratt, William T. Moose, Andrew K. Moore, John William Prior
  • Patent number: 10115179
    Abstract: A map interface presents a geographic map with markers identifying geographic locations associated with content items. When the geographic distance between two or more content items is less than a threshold distance, multiple content items are grouped to create an aggregated content item. Based on the geographic locations associated with the grouped content items, a geographic location is associated with the aggregated content item. A single marker identifies the geographic location for the aggregated content item on the geographic map. When a user viewing the map interface accesses the single marker, content selected from the content items combined to generated the aggregated content item is presented as well as the geographic location associated with the aggregated content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Andrew Watson, Jonathan McCord, Justin Alexander Shaffer, Ross David Bayer
  • Patent number: 10108696
    Abstract: This disclosure describes systems and methods for establishing a unit group dictionary based on user provided annotations. The unit group dictionary may be used to identify relationships between multiple items in a corpus. Those relationships may facilitate the display of object identifiers and/or other aspects used and/or provided by the object management service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Pinterest, Inc.
    Inventors: Ningning Hu, Tze Way Eugene Ie
  • Patent number: 10083476
    Abstract: A system gathers user behavior data from a group of web retailers and/or non-web retailers, analyzes the user behavior data to identify product recommendations for products offered by the web retailers, and provides one of the identified product recommendations in connection with a product page associated with one of the web retailers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Michael Stoppelman
  • Patent number: 10078843
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems and methods for cloud based consumer sentiment analysis with social insights. Data is integrated from a plurality of data sources, including a structured data source, an unstructured data source, a social data source, and a syndicated data source. Key attributes are selected from the integrated data, and may be name value pair requests. From these key attributes, consumer segments, sentiments and attribute correlations may be generated. The segments are generated from the social data. The correlation is generated using clustering algorithms. In some embodiments, generating sentiment and generating correlations dynamically utilizes models according to attributes of the integrated data. Polarity, emotion and topicality may be calculated for the generation of visualizations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Saama Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajeev Dadia, Vidya Sagar Anisingaraju, Prashanth Talanki
  • Patent number: 10069835
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a resource control service, system, method and architecture. A client device's resource access is limited to an approved resource, or resources. A request for a resource is directed to a resource control service that determines whether or not to grant access to the requested resource. Where a determination is made to grant access to the resource, a response is transmitted to the client device, the response redirecting the client device to a second URI for the approved version of the requested resource. The response can be used by the client device request the resource from the location identified in the response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventor: Daniel ManHung Wong
  • Patent number: 10061751
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer-readable storage medium, and including a computer-implemented method for providing creatives. The method comprises identifying, using one or more processors, a creative for processing, the creative including a title portion and a body portion, where the body portion includes a visual uniform resource locator (URL), the visual URL comprising a visual portion and a link to a resource. The method further comprises evaluating the visual URL for inclusion in the title portion, including determining when promotion of the visual URL satisfies one or more promotion criterion, and if so, promoting the visual URL for inclusion in the title portion. The method further comprises providing the creative including the title portion with the promoted visual URL.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Vivek Raghunathan, David G. Arthur, Rohan Jain, Emily Kay Moxley, Shivakumar Venkataraman, Nipun Kwatra, Brett A. McLarnon, David J. Ganzhorn
  • Patent number: 10037545
    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: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Quantcast Corporation
    Inventor: Tianxiao Huang
  • Patent number: 10037248
    Abstract: A method for managing a secure element (SE) is disclosed. The method for managing the SE includes identifying secure information stored in the SE, sending a command to request to set suspension of use of a means of payment included in the secure information stored in the SE to a secure server, generating backup data using at least part of the identified secure information, transmitting the backup data from the SE to the secure server through a secure channel set between the secure server and the SE and storing the backup data, transmitting a restoration command on the secure information to the secure server, and restoring the backup data of the secure server to the SE or another SE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: SK TELINK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mi Suk Jeon, Kyong Gu Kang
  • Patent number: 10029182
    Abstract: A system and method for providing an objective to a user comprises a user registration unit, a build unit, a user interface unit, and an objective determination unit. The user registration unit is configured to receive a user request to operate the system. The build unit is configured to select a plurality of variable components for the system. The user interface unit is configured to receive user requests to interact with the variable components and to provide information to the user in response to the user requests. The objective determination unit is configured to determine whether the user has achieved the objective based at least in part on the user interactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Trivver, Inc.
    Inventor: Joel LaMontagne
  • Patent number: 10019728
    Abstract: An influence system for predicting advertisement impact for campaign selection. For each campaign, 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 for each campaign by comparing features of the respective advertising probe campaign's treatment group converters to features of the control group converters. A campaign is selected for an opportunity to expose a specified entity to advertising based on the result of applying each respective campaign's influence model to features of the specified entity. Advantageously, a campaign operator can make good use of a rare, high quality advertising opportunity by allotting it to an advertising campaign based on a likelihood of influencing the specified entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Inventor: Tianxiao Huang
  • Patent number: 10019746
    Abstract: Systems and methods for integrating distinct software architectures are disclosed. In some implementations, a content management server receives, from a customer device, a request for a page associated with a product for sale. The content management server transmits, to a search/indexing server, using a bridge, a request to find content for the page associated with the product. The content management server receives a location of the content for the page associated with the product. The content management server transmits, to an ecommerce server, a request for ecommerce functionality for the page. The content management server transmits, to the customer device, data for loading the page associated with the product, the data for loading the page including the content for the page and the ecommerce functionality for the page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Sunil Joshua Alexander Konaiyagarri, Bidhu Prasad Mahapatra, Samar Chowdhury, Shashidhar Hiremath, Viswanadha Reddy Panga, Sheeba Baby, Naveen Kumar Reddy Indurti
  • Patent number: 9940676
    Abstract: System and methods are disclosed for determining properties of vehicle insurance policies for vehicles that engage in autonomous driving. Vehicle driving data, an autonomous driving system quality rating, and/or other information may be used to determine, for example, a premium, a deductible, a coverage term, and/or a coverage amount of an automobile insurance policy of an automobile that engages in autonomous driving. In addition, vehicle driving data and/or other information may be used to determine a distance-based autonomous driving insurance factor based at least in part on a distance traveled by the vehicle while the vehicle was engaged in autonomous driving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventor: Edward A. Biemer
  • Patent number: 9928657
    Abstract: A museum augmented reality platform that interacts between computer devices and a server via a communication network. The augmented reality platform includes a multimedia recognition application located on the computer device, which receives live, real-time content and converts it into coordinates, and a client application located on the computer devices that transmit raw data packets including the coordinates. A server application provided on the server receives the data packets from the client application, recognizes content, and sends the content or other information to the computer devices in accordance with the source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: ARM23, SRL
    Inventor: Achille De Pasquale
  • Patent number: 9928382
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products are provided for performing content management operations. At least one memory stores data, and a central security domain manages instructions on behalf of one or more service provider security domains. The instructions are received, over a network, from a trusted service manager. The instructions are processed in at least one of the one or more determined service provider security domains, using the data stored in the at least one memory. The data includes one or more generic applications, each of which can be instantiated for one or more service providers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Gargiulo, Florent Hay
  • Patent number: 9906659
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a printer includes a display device and a controller device. The display device displays one of product information received from an external device and product information recorded in a memory device, as product-information-to-be-printed. When the printer is incapable of receiving the product information from the external device, the controller device controls the display device to display the product information recorded in the memory device, in a display mode indicating that the product-information-to-be-printed is the product information recorded in the memory device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroshi Shimomura
  • Patent number: 9881289
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to a method and a hardware and software system for collecting data from retch point of sale. The hardware connects to a wide variety of barcode scanners and receipt printers. Collected data is transmitted to a cloud-based infrastructure backend system using a wireless inter net connection built into the hardware. The collected data can be processed to extract item-level transaction information, and estimate the price and in-stock status of items in particular shops. A search engine can be provided using this data, which allows a customer to discover which nearby shop has an item of interest in stock. A targeted advertising system that complements this search service is also presented. The data can be used by retailers and manufacturers for business analysis and optimization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: POMO SEARCH LTD.
    Inventors: Mark Joseph Cummins, Ian Cummins
  • Patent number: 9875385
    Abstract: A method for transmitting line item data from an electronic receipt comprising storing a plurality of receipt data entries affiliated with a consumer account based on a consumer identifier. The method comprises storing a plurality of merchant identifiers affiliated with one or more product data files for products sold by a merchant. The method further receives a transaction message for a payment transaction using the consumer identifier via a payment network and executes a query on the electronic receipt database from a first consumer device to identify one or more products purchased in the payment transaction. The method generates an electronic receipt displaying purchase information for the one or more products and links the purchase information on the electronic receipt to the product data file for the one or more products for transmittal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Derek Humphreys, Stephen Elder, Edward Kilbane, Ramson Tutte, John Clerkin, Adam Kenneth Hosp, Sarah Louise Cunningham, Rebecca Fredric, Paul Lawless
  • Patent number: 9860578
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for recommending collaborators of media content based on authenticated media content input are provided. In some implementations, the method comprises: receiving a request from a content creator to initiate presentation of broadcasted media content using a media device, wherein the request invites a plurality of users to participate in the broadcasted media content; determining that a user of the plurality of users has interacted with the broadcasted media content, wherein the user has been permitted to interact with the broadcasted media content in response to providing user authentication information; determining collaborator information associated with the user based on the user authentication information; and automatically causing, without user interaction, the determined collaborator information to be presented to the content creator for associating with the broadcasted media content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Lewis, Jeffrey Lee-Chan
  • Patent number: 9846895
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to generating and managing an advertising campaign based on a third-party listing. In particular, an identifier associated with a listing posted over a third-party service from a user of the third-party service is received. Listing data for the listing is retrieved from the third-party service using the identifier associated with the listing. Thereafter, an advertising campaign is automatically generated based at least in part on the retrieved listing data. In one aspect, generation of the advertising campaign includes generating an advertising creative using the retrieved listing data. Subsequently, an advertising opportunity is selected according to the generated advertising campaign. Following the selection, an advertisement based on the advertising creative is provided to a content provider associated with the advertising opportunity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Quantcast Corporation
    Inventors: Silvius V. Rus, Barney Govan, Nhat Bao Sinh Vu, Mark Cooper
  • Patent number: 9817903
    Abstract: Systems and methods are presented for generating recommendations using multi-level social network analysis of user behavior. In some embodiments, the system receives a set of user interactions, from a plurality of users, performed on a set of data objects; generates a set of associations between the set of data objects; and identifies a set of data object clusters indicative of the set of associations. The system generates an organization of the set of data objects based on the set of associations and the set of data object clusters and causes presentation of a plurality of data objects of the set of data objects on a user interface of a user device based on the organization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Gilbert, Elizabeth Churchill
  • Patent number: 9818145
    Abstract: Recommendations of items may be provided to a customer who purchases items from an online marketplace on behalf of a user account based on the interactions of the customer with the marketplace or with one or more external resources, such as a social network account affiliated with the customer. For example, systems and methods may utilize such interactions to determine which of the purchases of items on behalf of the user account are affiliated with the customer, and which may be affiliated with one or more other individuals. Similarly, the systems and methods may also identify recommendations for customers who have purchased items for delivery to a destination based on other items that have been delivered to the destination, and may further determine when a customer has purchased an item for a recipient who has already received the item from another customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam James Finkelstein, Adam Edward Shirey, Phivos Costas Avistides
  • Patent number: 9813887
    Abstract: Structures and protocols are presented for signaling a status or decision concerning a wireless service or device within a region to a communication device (smartphone or wearable device, e.g.) or other wireless communication participant (motor vehicle having a wireless communication capability, e.g.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Royce A. Levien, Richard T. Lord, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, Clarence T. Tegreene
  • Patent number: 9799071
    Abstract: Disclosed are system and methods for registering an account with a payment service system on behalf of a customer in response to a payment card associated with the customer being used at a point of sale terminal. The system receives payment card information extracted from the payment card when it is swiped at the point of sale terminal. The system also receives a communication identifier that is entered on a user interface of the point of sale terminal or on a user interface of a mobile application on a mobile device of the customer. In response to receiving the payment card information and the communication identifier, the system automatically creates an account for the customer by associating the payment card with the communication identifier without requiring the user to enter details of the payment card to link the payment card to the account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Square, Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse Wilson, Brian Grassadonia, Matthew Rhodes
  • Patent number: 9799055
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for creating personalized programs. In one implementation, a computer-implemented method is provided. According to the method, content is assembled into a personalized program. The method includes maintaining, in a storage device, transaction history information and preference information for a user. The method selects a plurality of content components based on at least one of the transaction history information and the preference information. The method then determines a sequence of the selected content components and assembles the selected content components according to the sequence as the personalized program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen B Rospo
  • Patent number: 9785963
    Abstract: A wireless device is enabled to provide offers. The wireless device receives card data for a financial account card and stores the card data in a memory associated with the wireless device. Responsive to using the card data in a transaction at a first merchant location, the wireless device receives transaction line-item data from a computing system associated with the first merchant location. The wireless device determines merchant information for a second merchant location and determines an offer associated with the second merchant location based on the line-item data and the merchant information for the second merchant. The wireless device presents the offer when the wireless device is near the second merchant location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Capital One Financial Corporation
    Inventor: Daniel Loomis
  • Patent number: 9773223
    Abstract: The present disclosure extends to maintaining an item inventory status at an inventory cache management system. The inventory cache may be refreshed regularly by a threshold-based triggering mechanism. In embodiments, as item inventory breaches certain thresholds, the inventory cache may be refreshed with increased frequency to mitigate overselling or underselling scenarios and reduce overall network traffic for items having relatively high inventory levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: WAL-MART STORES, INC.
    Inventors: Madhavan Kandhadai Vasantham, Sreekanth Sreedhararaj, Mahesh Tyagarajan
  • Patent number: 9767505
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed to provide an item recommendation service in an electronic marketplace. Recommendations may be provided to a user of an electronic marketplace to offer an item via the electronic marketplace based on identifying requests for items from other users. In at least one embodiment, the request for an item from the other users may be identified as an item other than a plurality of items offered by the electronic marketplace or by the user. One or more sellers who offer items similar to the requested item may be identified based on a category of the requested item. A recommendation may be provided to an identified seller to offer the requested item via the electronic marketplace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Xin Shi
  • Patent number: 9760831
    Abstract: A system for personalizing content for presentation to a user. The system using: a keyword dictionary, being a database containing words and information on the relatedness of words, as a resource for identifying related words in words associated with each of the content and the user; a database containing inferred behavioral indices to predict user behavior; and a popularity index containing popularity indices for items within the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Inventors: Aidin Tavakkol, Seyed Majid Ghaffari, Sanaz Tavakkol
  • Patent number: 9754274
    Abstract: An e-commerce solution includes a website, created or pre-existing, comprised of web pages each having a single code snippet with reference to a promotion server. Upon access by a visiting customer, the single code snippet is executed in the customer's web browser to retrieve customized or promotional code. The promotional code may modify the existing webpage elements to add, remove, or modify webpage elements and display dynamic, personalized messages and offers within the existing webpage. Through inclusion of the same single snippet on all web pages, visitors may be tracked throughout the website to present consistent messages and carry promotional offers through order checkout. Management of promotions through a web interface and the single snippet allows integration and operation with existing websites without extensive technological effort or expense.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Monetate, Inc.
    Inventors: David Ian Brussin, Jeffrey James Persch, Thomas William Janofsky, Luke Gabriel Walker, David Israel Bookspan
  • Patent number: 9741052
    Abstract: A wireless device is enabled to provide offers. The wireless device receives card data for a financial account card and stores the card data in a memory associated with the wireless device. Responsive to using the card data in a transaction at a first merchant location, the wireless device receives transaction line-item data from a computing system associated with the first merchant location. The wireless device determines merchant information for a second merchant location and determines an offer associated with the second merchant location based on the line-item data and the merchant information for the second merchant. The wireless device presents the offer when the wireless device is near the second merchant location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Capital One Financial Corporation
    Inventor: Daniel Loomis
  • Patent number: 9727880
    Abstract: Predicting user responses to items is useful in many application domains, such as personalized information retrieval and recommendation systems. In an embodiment a contacts service identifies contacts of a target user and predictions are elicited from the contacts about the target user's response to an item. In various examples, the predictions are combined taking into account weights of the contacts to produce a prediction of the target user's response. For example, the response may be one or more of: a numerical rating, a word or phrase describing the targets user's opinion of the item and a word or phrase stating a reason that the target user holds the opinion. In examples, accuracy of the predictions is calculated after observing the target user's actual response. The accuracy may be used to calculate and display scores and rankings of the contact's prediction abilities and to update the weights of the contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Mohammad Raza, Thore Graepel