Registration Patents (Class 705/14.56)
  • Patent number: 10356192
    Abstract: Techniques are described for using sensor data derived from a monitoring system to drive personalized content. Sensor data captured by a monitoring system may be used to determine attributes of users of the monitoring system and/or attributes of a property monitored by the monitoring system. The determined attributes may be used to select content to present to users of the monitoring system. Content presentation may be made through the monitoring system and may be triggered based on events detected by the monitoring system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen Scott Trundle, Jean-Paul Martin, Alison Jane Slavin
  • Patent number: 10333881
    Abstract: An online system receives user interactions associated with an organization. The system generates news feed stories for a user based on the received interactions, and receives emails for the user. The system ranks the emails based on a significance of the email for the user. The system selects for the user a plurality of feed items, wherein a feed item is either a news feed story or an email. The system ranks the plurality of feed items using a ranking score determined for each feed item. The system presents the plurality of feed items to a user based on their ranking in response to receiving a vertical scroll input from the user. If the system receives a horizontal scroll input from the user, the system selects a subset of the plurality of feed items and presents them to the user in response to subsequent horizontal scroll inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall Kane Edgar, Vivin Antony Williams
  • Patent number: 10304135
    Abstract: A system for embedding and displaying a quote link within a portion of text displayed on a client connected to a network includes a server with at least a processor, a database module, and a non-volatile storage system. A purchase request module requests a purchase quote from an exchange via the server over the network when a user of the client activates the quote link on the client. An offer display module displays the purchase quote and a purchase link on a purchase window when the purchase quote is received from the exchange. A transaction handling module makes the purchase on behalf of the user if the user clicks the purchase link displayed on the purchase window. The server utilizes pre-completed user information, including the user's wallet address, stored in the database module to affect the purchase on the user's behalf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventor: Patrick Colangelo
  • Patent number: 10290018
    Abstract: In one aspect, a computing apparatus is configured with a configurable, generic, data-driven model, in which properties of social networking sites/applications are stored and used in communicating offer-related messages via social networking sites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Joseph Spears, Mark Carlson, Patrick Stan
  • Patent number: 10210418
    Abstract: A method detects an object in an image. The method extracts a first feature vector from a first region of an image using a first subnetwork and determines a second region of the image by processing the first feature vector with a second subnetwork. The method also extracts a second feature vector from the second region of the image using the first subnetwork and detects the object using a third subnetwork on a basis of the first feature vector and the second feature vector to produce a bounding region surrounding the object and a class of the object. The first subnetwork, the second subnetwork, and the third subnetwork form a neural network. Also, a size of the first region differs from a size of the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Ming-Yu Liu, Oncel Tuzel, Amir massoud Farahmand, Kota Hara
  • Patent number: 10117000
    Abstract: A system and method for hardware agnostic detection of one or more advertisements broadcasted across one or more channels includes extracting a first set of audio fingerprints and a first set of video fingerprints. The method also includes generating a set of digital signature values corresponding to an extracted set of video fingerprints, and normalizing each frame of a pre-determined number of frames of a video. The method also includes scaling each frame of the corresponding pre-determined number of frames of the video clip to a pre-defined scale. Each frame corresponds to the broadcasted media content on the channel. The method also includes trimming a first pre-defined region and a second pre-defined region of each frame by a pre-defined percentage of a frame width, a frame height and a pre-defined number of pixels in each frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Silveredge Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
    Inventors: Debasish Mitra, Hitesh Chawla
  • Patent number: 10097441
    Abstract: Provided are an apparatus and method for analyzing information. The method, which is performed by an information analyzing apparatus, includes receiving second-user information contributing to generation of a first signal from a first processing apparatus generating the first signal, generating an information packet corresponding to the second-user information, transmitting the information packet to a second processing apparatus indicated in the second-user information, receiving an information packet result from the second processing apparatus, wherein the information packet result is obtained by adding a second signal to the information packet, and generating a level index by analyzing the information packet result, wherein the level index represents levels of tangible and intangible elements in the vicinity of the first processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventor: Sang Yup Lee
  • Patent number: 10079742
    Abstract: Systems and method for the management and processing of resource requests by a service provider, such as a content delivery network (“CDN”) service provider, on behalf of a content provider are provided. The CDN service provider can measure the performance associated with the delivery of resources to a requesting client computing devices from various computing devices associated with the CDN service provider. In one embodiment, a client computing device can execute code, such as scripts, that cause the client computing device to transmit requests to different computing devices associated with the CDN service provider's domain. Information associated with the processing of the responses can be used to measure CDN service provider latencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Richardson, John Cormie, Colm MacCarthaigh, Benjamin W.S. Redman
  • Patent number: 10068191
    Abstract: An event wizard server includes at least one processor that executes the event wizard server application that bidirectionally communicates event planning data with a user of a client device via a network interface. The event planning data includes: event type menu data, event type selection data, event size selection data, location data received from the client device, event budget menu data, event budget selection data, event budget data, event option menu data, event option selection data, event invitee menu data, and event invitee selection data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Planet Social, LLC
    Inventors: Kristina Kernick, Bruce Edward Stuckman
  • Patent number: 10007933
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide methods and supporting systems for programmatically inserting highly-relevant content (“inserted content” or “display items”) into existing electronic content (“native content”) such as websites and WAP-enabled domains. The addition of the content considers various attributes of the native content into which the inserted content is to be placed, the user viewing the content, the device on which the content is being placed, the structure of the content, metadata related to the content and/or the content domain, the inserted content itself, as well as many other attributes that may be specific to the instance, or, in some cases, may even be random. The insertion process also uses an insertion strategy to direct how, when and in what form the inserted content is placed into the native content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Swoop Inc.
    Inventors: Simeon Simeonov, James Echmalian, Yongdeng Chen, James R. Morrin, Jr., Tyler Morrison, Joseph R. Ferris
  • Patent number: 9980011
    Abstract: The technology relates to sequential or tailored delivery of advertising content across a plurality of media conduits. The invention achieves sequential story telling for advertising campaigns in place of single-series advertising, by delivering over a period of several sessions on a variety of devices. An advertiser can air a campaign on a consumer individual's cell phone device, continue the second portion of the campaign via a desktop browser session, and conclude with the third portion of the campaign on the individual's OTT device. The technology provides advanced controls over targeting and scheduling with high precision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: VideoAmp, Inc.
    Inventors: Debajyoti Ray, Ross McCray, David Gullo, Jay Prasad
  • Patent number: 9934613
    Abstract: An augmented reality system is described that comprises a movable object comprising an object hardware component; a control hardware component for wirelessly transmitting and receiving signals via a communication link to the object hardware component; and a software component stored on a non-transitory computer-readable medium and in operable communication with the control hardware component. An application user interface is provided for enabling a user to provide command input for controlling the movement of the movable object via the object hardware component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: The Florida International University Board of Trustees
    Inventors: Jong-Hoon Kim, Nagarajan Prabakar, S. S. Iyengar, Lorenzo Castillo, Jon Carvajal, Eliana Almario, Giuseppe Vietri
  • Patent number: 9904929
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and computer program products for determining the effect of advertising are provided. Advertisement data is gathered at the location of an advertisement regarding the identity of the consumer exposed to the advertisement (the target), as well as the subject matter of the advertisement, by detecting the proximity of the target to the advertisement location, for example by using the target's mobile terminal. Shopping data is gathered at the location of a commercial establishment regarding the identity of the consumer engaged in the shopping activity (the shopper), as well as the subject matter of the shopping activity, by detecting the proximity of the shopper to the commercial establishment location, for example by using the shopper's mobile terminal. The data is received by a correlation server and analyzed to determine the effect of advertisements on a consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventor: Jukka K. Nurminen
  • Patent number: 9854050
    Abstract: Techniques are described for using sensor data derived from a monitoring system to drive personalized content. Sensor data captured by a monitoring system may be used to determine attributes of users of the monitoring system and/or attributes of a property monitored by the monitoring system. The determined attributes may be used to select content to present to users of the monitoring system. Content presentation may be made through the monitoring system and may be triggered based on events detected by the monitoring system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen Scott Trundle, Jean-Paul Martin, Alison Jane Slavin
  • Patent number: 9830304
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide methods and supporting systems for programmatically inserting highly-relevant content (“inserted content” or “display items”) into existing electronic content (“native content”) such as websites and WAP-enabled domains. The addition of the content considers various attributes of the native content into which the inserted content is to be placed, the user viewing the content, the device on which the content is being placed, the structure of the content, metadata related to the content and/or the content domain, the inserted content itself, as well as many other attributes that may be specific to the instance, or, in some cases, may even be random. The insertion process also uses an insertion strategy to direct how, when and in what form the inserted content is placed into the native content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Swoop Inc.
    Inventors: Simeon Simeonov, James Echmalian, Yongdeng Chen, James R. Morrin, Jr., Tyler Morrison, Joseph Regan Ferris
  • Patent number: 9699111
    Abstract: Systems and methods for the control of supplemental content in a data flow are provided such that supplemental content, such as advertising content, may be handled separately from other content in the data flow. One embodiment comprises a network element of a Packet-Switched (PS) network that serves mobile User Equipment (UE). The network element receives a data flow of packets for a download of content requested by the UE, identifies in the data flow supplemental content that was not requested by the UE, makes a determination concerning transmission of the supplemental content, and transmits at least a portion of the data flow based on the determination. For example, a repetition frequency limit, a temporal limitation, or a repetition frequency limit and corresponding temporal limitation can be utilized to control transmission of the supplemental content. The supplemental content also can be charged separately from other content of the data flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Yigang Cai, Ranjan Sharma
  • Patent number: 9633094
    Abstract: A source data file can be loaded into a database by extracting data from the source data file at a computing device, validating the data from the source data file at the computing device, transforming the data from the source data file at the computing device, requesting the data to be transferred to a first database at a first message processor module, delivering the data to the first database, and responding that the data has been transferred to the first database at the first message processor module to acknowledge receipt of the data in the database at the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Ron G. Rambo, Steven A. Walker, Meng Gu
  • Patent number: 9503539
    Abstract: Techniques are described for using sensor data derived from a monitoring system to drive personalized content. Sensor data captured by a monitoring system may be used to determine attributes of users of the monitoring system and/or attributes of a property monitored by the monitoring system. The determined attributes may be used to select content to present to users of the monitoring system. Content presentation may be made through the monitoring system and may be triggered based on events detected by the monitoring system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen Scott Trundle, Jean-Paul Martin, Alison Jane Slavin
  • Patent number: 9443090
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to systems and methods for targeted messaging, workflow management, and digital rights management for geofeeds, including content that is related to geographically definable locations and aggregated from a plurality of social media or other content providers. The system may facilitate targeted messaging to users who create content. The targeted messaging may be based on the content (or location related to the content) such as a request for additional information or a promotional message. The system may generate workflows that allow management of the content with respect to operational processes of an entity that wishes to use the content and facilitates the management of usage rights related to the content as well as payments related to such usage rights. For example, the system may store whether content requires permission to use the content and/or whether such permission was obtained and facilitates payment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Geofeedia, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip B. Harris, Scott K. Mitchell, Michael J. Mulroy
  • Patent number: 9400774
    Abstract: Webpages are optimizing through the use of experiments that compare the responses of viewers that are either presented with the original webpage or a variant thereof. One or more variants are first defined through the use of a browser-based editor application that initially examines the webpage for a snippet of code. The snippet can be added to the webpage, if missing, and the webpage returned to the editor application. Changes made to the webpage to define a variant are saved in variation code. When the webpage is later requested by multiple viewers, in each instance the viewer receives the webpage with the snippet, the snippet instructs the browser to download a file, and the instructions of the file determine whether the viewer will see the variant or the original webpage. Tracking viewer responses to the webpage and the variant allow a statistical basis for comparison to be developed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Optimizely, Inc.
    Inventors: Elliot Kim, Richard Raykhenberg
  • Patent number: 9401897
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring secure digital data on a network are provided. An exemplary network monitoring system may include a network device in communication with a user and a network. Further, a server may be in communication with the network. A browser and monitoring program may be stored on the network device, and the network device may receive secure digital data from the network. The browser may convert the secure digital data or a portion thereof into source data, and the monitoring program may transfer the source data or a portion thereof to the server. In an exemplary embodiment, the monitoring program may include a service component and an interface program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC.
    Inventors: Todd Tao Zhou, Ricardo Batista
  • Patent number: 9171321
    Abstract: Techniques are described for using sensor data derived from a monitoring system to drive personalized content. Sensor data captured by a monitoring system may be used to determine attributes of users of the monitoring system and/or attributes of a property monitored by the monitoring system. The determined attributes may be used to select content to present to users of the monitoring system. Content presentation may be made through the monitoring system and may be triggered based on events detected by the monitoring system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen Scott Trundle, Jean-Paul Martin, Alison Jane Slavin
  • Patent number: 9117218
    Abstract: A system and method for effectively performing an information distribution procedure includes user devices that perform registration procedures for receiving distribution services from a distribution system. The user devices are also used to generate user metadata regarding respective device users of the user devices. A plurality of workstations are associated in the distribution system with respective advertisers. The workstations analyze the user metadata to produce corresponding bid metadata. A bid server then evaluates the bid metadata to determine one or more winning workstations from among the original workstations. The one or more winning workstations automatically transmit their advertising information to appropriate ones of the user devices. Relevant advertising information is therefore specifically targeted toward individual device users by analyzing the user metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Donald L. Loughery, III, Milton Frazier, Austin Noronha, Tim Smith, Stephen Jacobs, Rajiv Rainier
  • Patent number: 9087326
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for automatically crediting a user account associated with a user by a certain number of digital tokens if the user account satisfies a condition upon querying the user account. Example conditions include the passage of a certain amount of time, the current date is a pre-determined date, and the number of digital tokens in the user account is below a threshold level among others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: WILDTANGENT, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew T. Shea, Alex K. St. John, Sean W. Vanderdasson
  • Patent number: 9069864
    Abstract: The disclosed subject matter relates to methods for prioritizing a content item for a user. In one aspect, a method includes receiving user authentication events corresponding to a user account. A user is associated with the user account. The method further includes determining a time distribution of the received user authentication events. The method further includes constructing, based on the determination, a content prioritization user model corresponding to the user associated with the user account. The method further includes receiving a content item associated with the user. The method further includes associating, based on the content prioritization user model, a content priority value with the content item. The content priority value corresponds to a predicted aspect of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Yifang Liu
  • Publication number: 20150149284
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing loyalty applications in fuel dispensing environments are provided. At least one processor can execute a master mobile application comprising an interface for rendering content and/or accepting input. The master mobile application can be configured to communicate with one or more dispensing components to obtain parameters regarding product dispensing, display the parameters on a portion of the interface, and invoke a loyalty application for executing on another portion of the interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Rodger K. Williams, Changzhong Jiang, Edward A. Payne, Travis J. Bouck
  • Publication number: 20150127459
    Abstract: A system and method facilitating the management of current and prospective customers and customer information is provided. The invention includes an aggregation system adapted to provide management and generation of current and prospective customers. The invention further provides management of current and prospective customer information. Additionally, the aggregation system provides for generating advertisements based at least in part upon market information. Finally, the present invention also includes a printstream aggregation method facilitating the printing of print orders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Gregory J. Mesaros
  • Publication number: 20150112807
    Abstract: The disclosure includes technology for providing custom content for display. In an example embodiment, a computer-implemented method includes storing unique customer types in a non-transitory computer storage device; storing in the computer storage device custom contents in association with one or more of the different customer types; receiving at a user device or a server coupled to the user device interaction data from the user device of a user describing an interaction by the user with a site presented for display to the user on the user device; determining by the user device or the server a customer type for the user; querying by the user device or the server the custom contents stored on the computer storage device for a custom content matching the customer type and associated with the interaction data; and presenting the custom content to the user via the display of the user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Prakash Muppirala, Faisal Masud, Arun Arora, Pratabkumar Vemana, Melanie Oxley-Wilson, Debra Arora
  • Patent number: 9001182
    Abstract: In one embodiment, source data for a communication session may be split into an audio portion for transmission on a phone channel and a non-audio portion for transmission on a data channel. A server and a phone may accordingly establish an audio portion of a communication session on the phone channel. In response to a trigger, the server may provide a push notification on the data channel to the phone, where the push notification is associated with an application executing on the phone that is configured to participate in the non-audio portion of the communication session on the data channel with the server. Upon obtaining the push notification on the data channel during the audio portion on the phone channel, the application may correspondingly activate on the phone to participate in the non-audio portion of the communication session during the phone's participation in the audio portion (e.g., merging the portions).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Yongjian Tian, Zheng Yuan, Tejas Bhandarkar
  • Patent number: 8983488
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosed invention include a system and a method for providing location-based services to consumers of a shopping facility. In one embodiment, a consumer creates a user account, user profile, and registers one or mobile devices. The system monitors for the presence of the registered mobile devices within one or more shopping facilities. The system transmits advertising material corresponding to the user created profile to a detected registered mobile device in response to the registered mobile device being within a specified range of a store associated with the user created profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Sweeney, Kelsyn Rooks
  • Publication number: 20150039434
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiment relates to establishing communication with a nearby user computing device. An exemplary method executed by one or more computing devices comprises monitoring a geographic area to determine whether a user computing device is located within the proximity of at least one of the one or more computing devices, and when the user computing device is located within the proximity of at least one of the one or more computing devices, identifying, by at least one of the one or more computing devices, the user computing device based on identifying information associated with the user computing device. The method preferably further comprises transmitting promotional information to the user computing device, the promotional information being based at least in part on the identity of the user computing device and the geographic location of the user computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Artem Golubchenko, William Todd Tribell, Stewart Eugene Kosoy, Edward del Castillo, Holly Newman
  • Publication number: 20140379475
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for displaying content on a vehicle with at least one display device coupled to a frame member and extending to the right or left of the license plate receiving area of the vehicle. Content can be selected and altered as desired, including based on user preferences and/or vehicle location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Ananda Sarangi
  • Patent number: 8903735
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a system, method and server to assist account issuers in managing risk, fraud and unauthorized use. A system, method and server for use in pushing advanced warning alerts to issuers based on consumer data element level triggering events and fraud and unauthorized use reports is disclosed. The ability to the push the alerts to issuers with a permissible purpose for receiving the information in the alerts provides a real-time, online and cost effective way of providing issuers with valuable risk management tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Brad Nightengale, Sharon Rowberry
  • Publication number: 20140344056
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system processes secure electronic documents from one or more content providers in accordance with subscriber instructions has a processor and modules operative within the processor. A monitoring module obtains a provider GUID, a subscriber GUID, and a transaction ID from public metadata associated with a transaction received from a particular content provider. A determination module determines any designees of the subscriber and contact information one or more of the subscriber and any designees. A transaction module distributes a transaction addressed to at least one of the subscriber and any designees. Each distributed transaction includes data that is used for management, tracking, and alerting. Also described is a station for constructing transactions for distribution to subscribers through such a system, and management of local-advertising to users of such a system. An end-to-end system and method are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: Jay Maller
  • Publication number: 20140324588
    Abstract: An electronic commerce (e-commerce) system may send advertisement emails to customers that are registered with the e-commerce system. The advertisement emails may include mailto hyperlinks. Each mailto hyperlink may be associated with a product that is being offered for sale, and each mailto hyperlink describes an email message that may be generated when that hyperlink is selected. When a mailto hyperlink is selected, the generated email message may include one or more parameters related to the product associated with the hyperlink, such as an identifier of the product. The generated email message may then be transmitted to the e-commerce system. The e-commerce system may receive the message and, based on the parameters in the received message, execute a transaction to purchase the identified product on behalf of the customer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: @PAY IP HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: John P. Killoran, JR., Dennis William Peek, Matthew Custer
  • Patent number: 8868047
    Abstract: A wireless communication device declares one of a plurality of extended instant messaging states and transmits the declared states to a presence information server. Declared extended instant messaging states for destination devices are received, and an enhanced instant message based on declared extended instant messaging states is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Risvan Coskun, Robert D. Oliver, Haining Zhang, Luis P. Estable
  • Publication number: 20140297413
    Abstract: Disclosed is a retail imaging system comprising: a mobile communication device having an imaging lens, a retailer software application, and a wireless communication module; a support stand configured to secure and support the mobile communication device at a predetermined distance from a retail item; and a retail imaging server in wireless communication with the wireless communication module for receiving a digital retail image file from the mobile communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Derek Jon Thomas, Douglas Erickson
  • Publication number: 20140278997
    Abstract: An electronic advertising system includes: a registration unit configured to register, in association with indexes by which objects advertised by a first advertiser included in images are retrieved, advertising information advertised by a second advertiser; a reception unit configured to receive a captured image; an object search unit configured to obtain degree of similarity between an object extracted from the captured image and the objects retrieved by the indexes, and to search a storage unit for one or more objects based on the degree of similarity; and a present unit configured to present, to a transmission source of the captured image, the advertising information associated with an index corresponding to an object retrieved by the object search unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventors: Nobuyuki KISHI, Jun MURATA, Yumiko MURATA, Takayuki KUNIEDA
  • Publication number: 20140257986
    Abstract: Events generated by customer interaction during an internet-based session are made available for use by a system for tracking the effectiveness of web advertising campaigns. Event occurrences are collected for evaluation to determine whether campaign goals are being met. Campaigns are defined by rules indicating which ad content is to be displayed to which customers. Event types to be reported are selected depending on the needs of the particular campaign.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: WEBAD CAMPAIGN ANALYTICS LP
    Inventors: Bruce C. Macartney-Filgate, Edelmiro Perez, JR., Carolyn C. Faour, Neil Dholakia
  • Publication number: 20140257985
    Abstract: Various embodiments relate generally to providing upcoming event notification and mobile purchasing and, more specifically but not exclusively relate to a system and methods for providing notifications of upcoming events to users of an online secondary ticket marketplace and allowing the users to purchase tickets to upcoming events using a mobile device. In one embodiment, a network-based system may receive a registration request from a user to receive alert notifications for upcoming events. The registration request may comprise a telephone number for a mobile device of the user. The network-based system may send an alert notification for an upcoming event to the mobile device of the user over a mobile telephone network. The alert notification may comprise a text message including relevant static or dynamic event information as well as an embedded hyperlink for allowing the user to transact a mobile purchase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: STUBHUB, INC.
    Inventors: Ashley Gibson, Adam Debussy
  • Publication number: 20140244381
    Abstract: An online system for managing multiple types of online sites for a company is disclosed. Such an online system is designed to retain user interest in the company.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: DELONACO LIMITED
    Inventor: Maxym Polyakov
  • Patent number: 8768771
    Abstract: A profit redistribution device, profit redistribution method, program storage medium, profit redistribution system, content providing device, content providing method, program storage media, and content providing system are disclosed. Profit redistribution processing is performed according to the accumulated points proportionate to the number of times the content with a commercial video is provided to a client PC. Thus, a fair profit redistribution can be easily performed. A preset content with a commercial video is provided to a user when requested from the client PC, and it is possible to provide advertisement information without the user being aware of the commercial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takao Yoshimine, Mototsugu Tsutsui, Takahiko Sueyoshi, Toshinori Nakamura, Hiroyuki Hanaya, Nobuyuki Uchiyama
  • Patent number: 8762205
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present invention relate to a method for advertising a business enterprise via an instant messaging (IM) environment comprising registering at least one business enterprise computing system application with an IM server and registering at least one subscriber with the IM server, wherein a subscriber logs on to the IM server via an IM client application that resides at a computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignees: International Business Machines Corporation, Institute for Information Technology Advancement
    Inventors: Chandrasekhar Narayanaswami, Danny Soroker, Young Sang Paik, Herbert S. McFaddin, Francois Huaulme, Sean Lee
  • Patent number: 8756101
    Abstract: A metadata guide of audio, video, multimedia transmission, receiving and playback with advertising and bi-directional fulfillment of goods and services over the Internet includes the use of user and stream demographics. A streaming content distribution system includes a a server to a) stream content based on i) user demographics and ii) historical and real time stream demographics from a plurality of streaming content sources and b) stream advertisements based on user demographics selected by advertisers, commercial agreements and access control rules from a plurality of streaming advertisement sources before, during, and after playback of streaming content from the server over the internet to a user device including a central processing unit and a physical user interface; and a guide including metadata not input by the users for the user device to locate streaming content on the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: TuneIn, Inc.
    Inventors: William Moore, Thomas Hutchings, David McIntosh, Edwin J. Lau
  • Publication number: 20140164094
    Abstract: Techniques for facilitating targeted discounts are described. A request to distribute a promotional offer is received from a merchant. The promotional offer may be at least partially preconfigured, is maintained at the deal service, and may indicate an item (e.g., a product and/or service) offered by the merchant. The promotional offer is distributed immediately after the request is received. The user set to receive the promotional offer is determined. The promotional offer is provided to at least one user in the user set. The promotional offer is confirmed with the users that accepted the promotional offer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: YAHOO! INC.
    Inventor: Tarun Bhatia
  • Publication number: 20140156406
    Abstract: A communication system with client devices in communication with at least one communication network. User data stores are also in communication with the communications network and store user data of users using respective ones of the client devices. Offer data stores also in communication with the communications network store offers from merchants. A narrowcasting engine includes an active data gathering module to collect the user data, and an active learning module to generate a user profile based on the user data. The communication engine selects dynamically offers from the offer data store based on the profile, and communicates the selected offers in the offer data store to the users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventors: Yong-Chul C. KIM, lsabella CHUNG, Thomas FULLER, Nettana SAMROENGRAJA
  • Publication number: 20140156409
    Abstract: A method of managing the delivery of offers from suppliers to members via a spatial marketplace system involves registering potential customers as members of the spatial marketplace system by recording their names and contact details in a database. A spatial identifier is assigned to each database record, the spatial identifier being sourced from the contact details supplied during a registration process. Each member nominates one or more attributes corresponding to a commodity in relation to which the member is interested in receiving offers. Each supplier defines a geographic region in which the supplier wishes to do business and nominates one or more attributes corresponding to commodities, which the supplier wishes to sell. A spatial identifier location algorithm is used to identify the database records with spatial identifiers located within the geographical region defined by the supplier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: SUPER INTERNET SITE SYSTEM PTY LTD.
    Inventor: John KNORR
  • Publication number: 20140156408
    Abstract: A member registration system according to an embodiment includes an information processing apparatus that performs an enrollment process in a member service of a store in which a wireless communication apparatus is installed. The information processing apparatus includes a detection unit that detects a wireless terminal present within a communication area of the wireless communication apparatus, a determination unit that determines whether enrollment of a user of the wireless terminal detected by the detection unit in the member service is completed based on information stored in a member database, and a setting unit that registers information on the user of the wireless terminal as member information of the member service in the member database, when the user of the wireless terminal for which the determination unit determines that the enrollment in the member service is not completed is a user satisfying a preset enrollment condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Naomi OTOMO
  • Publication number: 20140156407
    Abstract: The present invention is a short message service (“SMS”) based interactive information and marketing system, which provides the User with a means to rapidly and effectively communicate with its customer base. The system represented by this invention is a completely voluntary, opted-in system, by which the customer provides its mobile telephone number or the telephone number of its chosen mobile device to the User and requests that the User forward marketing, promotional and informational materials to the customer. The present invention permits the customer to request that certain product specific information be transmitted by the User to the customer visa short message service (“SMS”) text, as said information becomes available. The present invention permits both the User and the customer to transmit a URL link from the User's website to a mobile number via short message service (“SMS”) text directly from the web site page.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: Jeffrey N. Dinardo, SR.
  • Patent number: 8738444
    Abstract: A method of managing the delivery of offers from suppliers to members via a spatial marketplace system involves registering potential customers as members of the spatial marketplace system by recording their names and contact details in a database. A spatial identifier is assigned to each database record, the spatial identifier being sourced from the contact details supplied during a registration process. Each member nominates one or more attributes corresponding to a commodity in relation to which the member is interested in receiving offers. Each supplier defines a geographic region in which the supplier wishes to do business and nominates one or more attributes corresponding to commodities, which the supplier wishes to sell. A spatial identifier location algorithm is used to identify the database records with spatial identifiers located within the geographical region defined by the supplier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Super Internet Site System Pty Ltd.
    Inventor: John Knorr