Wireless Device Patents (Class 705/14.64)
  • Patent number: 11295343
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer program product are disclosed for automatically generating group promotions. An example apparatus includes context collection circuitry configured to collect contextual data, and group identification circuitry configured to identify an ad-hoc group of consumer devices based on the collected contextual data. The example apparatus further includes a processor configured to determine a group intention associated with the ad-hoc group of consumer devices, and communications circuitry configured to broadcast a group promotion request based on the ad-hoc group of consumer devices and the group intention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: GROUPON, INC.
    Inventor: David Gómez-Rosado
  • Patent number: 11288700
    Abstract: A method including tracking first data including responses by users to email campaigns. The method also can include generating a user feature set for the users, the user feature set including personal features of each of the users and online activity history for each of the users across a first set of time periods. The method additionally can include generating an email feature set for the emails in the email campaigns. The method further can include training a logistic regression model to create a trained model using the first data, the user feature set, and the email feature set to provide a probability of a user of the users clicking on an email of the emails within each time period of a second set of time periods. The method additionally can include triggering sending a first email of the email campaigns to a first user of the users at a selected time period of the second set of time periods based at least in part on the trained model. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Kannan Achan, Sushant Kumar, Kaushiki Nag, Venkata Syam Prakash Rapaka
  • Patent number: 11276080
    Abstract: A call analytics system for analyzing the effectiveness of advertising campaigns using performance data and call data. Specifically, the call analytics system evaluates the performance of different keywords in generating calls to displayed phone numbers. The call analytics system uses statistical techniques to correlate received calls to displayed phone numbers with those keyword or keywords that were associated with displayed advertisements. The system gives advertisers the ability to track and measure which keywords drive sales for mobile users that call advertisers directly from ads on their smartphones or other mobile devices. In some embodiments, the system uses the calculated effectiveness of certain keywords to recommend changes to present or future advertising campaigns of the advertiser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Marchex, Inc.
    Inventors: Preston J. Hillman, Chris Jones, Adarsh S. Nair
  • Patent number: 11238499
    Abstract: A system, methods, and apparatuses are provided for valuation and exchange of stored value assets, information of value, and the transfer of value to or among individuals. The exchanged assets may be of a similar nature, e.g., music files exchanged for other music files, and exchange or trade of information such as rewards value or a restaurant coupon. The exchanged assets may also be other dissimilar assets exchanged between individuals and/or entities. The exchange may be initiated in numerous ways such as after completing a review, exchanging or trading a gift card, a prepaid card, a reward card, a coupon, a ticket, a pass, and/or the like when in proximity to a specific location or a location of some type or category, and/or exchanging or trading of other assets between individuals based on one or more constraints such as time, location, need, desire for the assets, and/or proximity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Inventors: James A. Proctor, Jr., James Arthur Proctor, III, Maria Elena Tripoli
  • Patent number: 11238488
    Abstract: A delayed grouping (batch) processing of previous campaign delivery pacing decisions and corresponding outcomes (deliveries) is used to configure a new auction experiment iteration. In the new iteration, a campaign that was previously over-delivered is classified as either (a) over-delivered due to incorrect pacing or (b) over-delivered due to auction experiment design. After the delayed processing, the new auction experiment iteration is conducted with a mitigating action taken on the previously over-delivered campaign if the campaign is classified as (b) over-delivered due to auction experiment design. For example, the mitigating action can include removing the campaign from a subsequent iteration of the experiment, or the experiment can be redesigned. By doing so, the over-delivery caused by the campaign due to the auction experiment design is avoided when performing the new auction experiment iteration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Min Liu, Parvez Ahammad
  • Patent number: 11216826
    Abstract: A method for certifying a genuine product and generating a music chart performed by a server may include: receiving a genuine product certification request from a terminal of a buyer who purchased an album; transmitting genuine product certification content for a genuine product certification procedure to the terminal in response to the genuine product certification request; receiving certification information input to the genuine product certification content; comparing the received certification information with information stored in a database built in advance to perform genuine product certification for the album; matching the certification information with the album when the album is certified as a genuine product, storing the matched certification information in the database, and transmitting a certification completion message to the terminal; and generating the music chart based on the certification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: HANTEOGLOBAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Young Ho Kwak
  • Patent number: 11182661
    Abstract: A customer relationship management system wirelessly detects presence and identity of a customer when the customer enters a business establishment. The system captures a visit pattern of the customer based on communication from the wireless device. A relevant marketing message for the customer is determined based on the customer's presence, visit pattern, identity, and location. The marketing message is delivered directly to a wireless device carried to the customer upon a subsequent entry of the customer to the business establishment. Responses of the customer (e.g., purchasing patterns, etc.) are stored for subsequent use in presenting relevant offers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Maplebear Inc.
    Inventors: Jayant Ramchandani, John Rolin
  • Patent number: 11182827
    Abstract: A method and system for assisting customers in determining a best retail store location, reaching the location and obtaining assistance from a retail store associate at the location is disclosed. The method employs mobile communication device hardware, software and communication network infrastructure as well as near-field transmitters and receivers to achieve beacon orientation and location functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: NewStore Inc.
    Inventor: Kai-Thomas Krause
  • Patent number: 11157941
    Abstract: Various embodiments request discount offers on a mobile device within a store. In one embodiment, the mobile device detects it is being shaken and in response, sends a request for a discount offer to a server. The mobile device determines its location within the store. The mobile device receives a discount offer based on the location of the mobile device within the store and information associated with the mobile device. The discount offer is displayed and feedback is communicated to the server based on the detected device movement. The feedback is an indicator that indicates acceptance, rejection or a request for a different discount offer. The detected device movement include at least one of motion intensity, direction of motion and number of shakes. If the motion intensity of being shaken is greater than a predetermined threshold, an indication of objection is emitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kuntal Dey, Vijay Ekambaram, Seema Nagar, Swati Rallapalli
  • Patent number: 11151629
    Abstract: Systems and methods disclosed herein may operate to receive, at a user device corresponding to a user of a web service, information identifying an item, based on the user device being located within a specified range of distance from the item; access a list of items including at least one item of interest to the user, with each item of interest within the list of items having been previously identified by the user at the web service; compare the information against the list of items; identify the item as being an item of interest to the user based at least in part on the information at least partially identifying the at least one item of interest within the list of items; and signal the user device to present a notification alerting the user that the item at least partially matches a previously identified item of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Ravi Gopalakrishnan
  • Patent number: 11151609
    Abstract: A closed loop attribution system may include a user location history storage system containing information indicative of user location history for a plurality of users based on location of a mobile device associated with a user; a user database storage system containing placement tracking information indicative of advertising content presented to the user; and a closed loop attribution processor responsive to said user location history storage system and said user database storage assessing correlations between a user's exposure and a user's location. The user database may include records indicative of user behavior and characteristics. The closed loop attribution processor may be connected to the campaign database and the campaign database may contain an indication of one or more locations of interest to an advertiser. The correlation between user exposure and a user's location may be a correlation between user exposure and the location or locations of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Alphonso Inc.
    Inventors: Amit Kumar, Nikhil Sahasrabudhe
  • Patent number: 11153253
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions with and between computers in a content system supported by or configured with personal computing devices, servers and/or platforms. The systems interact to identify and retrieve data across platforms, which data can be used to improve the quality of data used in processing interactions between or among processors in such systems. The disclosed systems and methods determine breaking or trending news stories from social media activity, which are then communicated to users via personalized delivery. Thus, the disclosed systems and methods leverage social data, expert knowledge and/or user feedback, which are all available on-line, to determine breaking news stories, which are then delivered to users in a personalized manner specific to each user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: VERIZON MEDIA INC.
    Inventors: Maria Zhang, Xue Wu, Qichu Lu, Bill Shapiro
  • Patent number: 11108480
    Abstract: A hybrid media device includes an over-the-air radio tuner, processing circuitry that includes an extraction module and an association module, and a network interface. the media device is tuned to an initial station, which provides providing a broadcast having embedded information. The embedded information is extracted, and used to identify a streaming media station corresponding to the broadcast station. The hybrid media device receives and stores the network address of the corresponding streaming media station, so the next time the device is instructed to tune to the initial broadcast station, the device instead connects to the streaming station at the stored address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: iHeartMedia Management Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Lee Littlejohn
  • Patent number: 11074611
    Abstract: A method and computer program product for managing information about transactions occurring in a physical establishment includes gathering information about multiple transactions at a physical establishment, and storing the information as metadata. A byte stream corresponding to the metadata is generated. Several elements of the metadata are associated with a particular session based on predefined criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Maplebear, Inc.
    Inventor: Jayant Ramchandani
  • Patent number: 11074610
    Abstract: A sales promotion system (10) includes an image information acquisition unit (11) that acquires input image information on an image taken of a presentation area where a product is presented to a customer, a tracking unit (12) that tracks an action of the customer regarding the product based on the input image information, and a promotion information output unit (13) that outputs promotion information related to the product corresponding to the tracked customer's action to the customer. This enables more effective promotions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Inventors: Kaoru Uchida, Nobuyuki Yamashita
  • Patent number: 11055739
    Abstract: A system and an associated method for responding to a user's voice inquiry are disclosed. The system accepts the voice inquiry and obtains personal data regarding the user. The system then identifies potential subjects of interest in the voice inquiry from media content currently provided to the user through a device which has captured the voice inquiry, media content present in or capturing the user's surroundings, or media content previously provided to the user as responses to previous voice inquiries by the user. Next, the system determines at least one subject of interest based on at least one of the personal data and the user's previous voice inquiries. The system then presents a response related to the determined subject of interest to the user's voice inquiry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Sundar Balasubramanian, Michael McSherry, Eric Jun Fu, Daniel Hendrick, Deepankar Katyal, David J. Kay
  • Patent number: 11051638
    Abstract: An image display device includes an approach situation information acquirer that acquires approach situation information indicating approach of at least part of a customer's body to a shelf on which a plurality of items are displayed and indicating, when there is the approach, a position of the approach on the shelf at each time; an associator that associates the approach situation information with one item of the plurality of items according to the position indicated by the approach situation information; an index value calculator that calculates an index value relating to the customer's behavior on the basis of information indicating the item associated with the approach situation information; and a display unit that displays the index value calculated by the index value calculator together with an image of the item on the basis of the association made by the associator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jun Kobayashi, Shigetsu Saito
  • Patent number: 11030484
    Abstract: A system for determining data requirements to generate machine-learning models. The system may include one or more processors and one or more storage devices storing instructions. When executed, the instructions may configure the one or more processors to perform operations including: receiving a sample dataset, generating a plurality of data categories based on the sample dataset; generating a plurality of primary models of different model types using data from the corresponding one of the data categories as training data; generating a sequence of secondary models by training the corresponding one of the primary models with progressively less training data; identifying minimum viable models in the sequences of secondary models; determining a number of samples required for the minimum viable models; and generating entries in the database associating: model types; corresponding data categories; and corresponding numbers of samples in the training data used for the minimum viable models.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Austin Walters, Jeremy Goodsitt, Vincent Pham
  • Patent number: 11017413
    Abstract: Security features a situational awareness system using location tracking information including requiring a security identifier, such as a password or a bio identifier, as a condition to providing situational awareness information. The system may also restrict situational awareness information to data pertaining to members that have creating a permission setting or responded to an “opt-in” prompt authorizing data from their profile to be included in the situational awareness information. Situational awareness information may also be denied to requesters identified as public offenders in a public offender database. Situational awareness information may also be restricted by access rules specified in a security rule base, such as rules related to enrollment and rules related to the age of the requester and the age of a demographic profile of interest identified in the situational awareness request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: 1Q, LLC
    Inventors: Keith Rinzler, Ryan Cino, Brian Scully
  • Patent number: 11019165
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for a media guidance application that limits the incentive for authorized users to share content with unauthorized users, while still allowing users to access content virtually anywhere. Specifically, the media guidance application allows an authorized user to receive only a portion of a media asset that he or she is authorized to access on a different device, after a designated time period, and/or when the remaining portion of the media asset is inaccessible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: Sakura Saito
  • Patent number: 11017438
    Abstract: In one aspect, a computerized method for implementing a contact management system for automatic management of a user's contact information includes the step of providing a contact management system that is used to manage a user's contact information; associating a sponsor with the user of the contact management system. The method includes the step of receiving a request to share the user's contact information to another user's contact list in another user's computing device. The method includes the step of integrating a sponsor advertisement into the user's contact information. The method includes the step of transferring the user's contact information and the sponsor advertisement to the other user's computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Inventor: John Willardsen
  • Patent number: 11003912
    Abstract: Systems and methods for presenting an augmented reality view are disclosed. Embodiments include a system with a database for personalizing an augmented reality view of a physical environment using at least one of a location of a physical environment or a location of a user. The system may further include a hardware device in communication with the database, the hardware device including a renderer configured to render the augmented reality view for display and a controller configured to determine a scope of the augmented reality view authenticating the augmented reality view. The hardware device may include a processor configured to receive the augmented reality view of the physical environment, and present, via a display, augmented reality content to the user while the user is present in the physical environment, based on the determined scope of the augmented reality view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Richard Hoover, Micah Price, Sunil Subrahmanyam Vasisht, Qiaochu Tang, Geoffrey Dagley, Stephen Michael Wylie
  • Patent number: 10999566
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for systems and methods for automated generation of textual descriptions of video content. Example methods may include determining, by one or more computer processors coupled to memory, a first segment of video content, the first segment including a first set of frames and first audio content, determining, using a first neural network, a first action that occurs in the first set of frames, and determining a first sound present in the first audio content. Some methods may include generating a vector representing the first action and the first sound, and generating, using a second neural network and the vector, a first textual description of the first segment, where the first textual description includes words that describe events of the first segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hooman Mahyar, Vimal Bhat, Jatin Jain, Udit Bhatia, Roya Hosseini
  • Patent number: 10983900
    Abstract: Various embodiments include at least one of systems, methods, and software to receive input configuring tests within a computing environment to expose users to standard application or website experiences or test experiences. In some embodiments, multiple tests may be configured to run orthogonally within user experiences without affecting the results of one another. Some such embodiments preserve the ability to execute certain tests in a non-orthogonal manner while other tests are allowed to execute orthogonally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Jasdeep Singh Sahni, Anil Madan, Deepak Seetharam Nadig, Po Cheung, Bhavesh Mistry, John Bodine, Michael Lo
  • Patent number: 10979448
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed that are useful for minimizing organization risk in the case of a cybersecurity attack, through computer-based simulation of cybersecurity attacks, incident response tracking and incident response training provided responsive to the simulation outcome. A server is configured to execute a simulated cybersecurity attack on a plurality of users and their computer systems on a company network associated with a company, tracking responses such as interactions with at least one of the computer systems or network components to the simulated cybersecurity attack and validating whether one or more responses of a predetermined set of responses have occurred to minimize the impact of the simulated security attack on the entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: KnowBe4, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg Kras, Alin Irimie
  • Patent number: 10970774
    Abstract: Provided are systems and methods for receiving a plurality of item submissions from a plurality of mobile user devices (each item submission of the plurality of item submissions including: item identifier data indicative of an item; and item location data indicative of a location of the item), determining a determined location for the item (using the respective item location data for each of the plurality of item submissions), and storing the determined location for the item in an item location database. The determined location for the item is stored in association with an item identifier corresponding to the item, and the item location database stores determined locations for a plurality of items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Alborz Geramifard, Hugh Evan Secker-Walker
  • Patent number: 10963840
    Abstract: A door to door sales management tool utilizes a mobile device configured to request data from a database regarding a neighborhood within proximity of that sale. The mobile device sends results back to the database, wherein the results are flagged as verified. A simplified prequalification system is shown where a salesperson may select a house on a map to run a prequalification on the residents expected occupants of the selected house.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Vivint Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Crugan, Lonnie Kyser
  • Patent number: 10956958
    Abstract: Aspects include real-time context based recipe recommendations including receiving, at a mobile device, an identifier of an available food item that is offered for purchase at a food marketplace. A request for recipes that specifies the identifier of the available food item and a list of identifiers of food items previously selected by the shopper for purchase is sent to a recipe application. At least one recipe selected by the recipe application is received at the mobile device and presented to the shopper. The recipe includes the available food item and at least a subset of the food times previously selected by the shopper. The identifier of the available food item is added to the list of food items previously selected by the shopper for purchase based on determining that the shopper has selected the available food item for purchase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Donna K. Byron, Carmine M. Dimascio, Florian Pinel, Timothy P. Winkler
  • Patent number: 10943380
    Abstract: Methods and systems for inserting a push content item into a user display are described herein. The system identifies an object on a current output of an application on a device. The system also selects a push content item comprising an animatable graphic element from a database of push content. The system inserts the push content item at an insertion point in the current output and animates the animatable graphic element on the current output of the application. The system also causes at least one interaction of the animatable graphic element with the object on the current output of the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: ROVI GUIDES, INC.
    Inventors: Albert Bennah, Jonathan B. Gilpin, James W. Lent, Kyle Miller, Bryan S. Scappini
  • Patent number: 10937024
    Abstract: Described in detail herein are systems and methods for a distributed adjustment system. The system can include a first and second computing system. The second computing system can scan and decode an identifier encoded in a machine-readable element using a scanner. The identifier can be associated with an account tied to the first computing system. The second computing system can transmit the identifier to a broker system. The account information can include information associated with various physical objects. The second computing system can scan a machine-readable representation encoded with an identifier associated with a physical object. The broker system can determine the account holder information includes information associated with the physical object. The broker system can dynamically adjust the physical object information displayed on the display of the second computing system based on the information retrieved from the account holder information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas Jahe Ryner, David Martin Nelms
  • Patent number: 10922724
    Abstract: One variation of a method for quantifying user engagement includes: serving a digital advertisement to a mobile device; recording a first proportion of pixels of the digital advertisement rendered on a display of the mobile device during a first sampling period; recording a second proportion of pixels of the digital advertisement rendered on the display of the mobile device during a second sampling period offset in time from the first sampling period; calculating a cumulative pixel exposure of the digital advertisement at the mobile device based on a combination of a first product of the first proportion of pixels and a duration of the first sampling period and a second product of the second proportion of pixels and a duration of the second sampling period; and storing the cumulative pixel exposure as an engagement metric for a user consuming the digital advertisement at the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Yieldmo, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Yavonditte, David Sebag, Indu Narayan, Rahul Rao, Elber Carneiro, Nook Harquail, David Cohen
  • Patent number: 10891658
    Abstract: In general, embodiments of the present invention provide systems, methods and computer readable media for ranking promotions selected for recommendation to consumers based on predictions of promotion performance and consumer behavior. In embodiments, a set of promotions to be recommended to a consumer can be sorted and/or ranked according to respective relevance scores representing a probability that the consumer's behavior in response to the promotion will match a ranking target. In embodiments, calculating scores is based on a relevance model (a predictive function) derived from one or more contextual data sources representing attributes of promotions and consumer behavior. In embodiments, an absolute relevance score represents an absolute prediction of a ranking target variable. In embodiments, absolute relevance may be used to determine personalized local merchant discovery frontiers; featured result set thresholding for impressions; and/or promotion notification triggers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Groupon, Inc.
    Inventor: Lawrence Lee Wai
  • Patent number: 10878399
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mobile device that makes payment for items without having to physically interact with a cashier terminal, the mobile device comprising: a memory that stores data associated with an account and a user; a microprocessor, coupled to the memory, programmed to perform the following: detect the mobile device entering a merchant location; activate a precheck feature on the mobile device upon the mobile device entering a merchant location; identify one or more items for checkout based on a sensor corresponding to each item; calculate a total amount for the one or more items; automatically initiate a charge for the total amount when the mobile device departs the merchant location; and deduct the total amount of the charge from a funding source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Ajinkya P. Joglekar, Manning R. Field
  • Patent number: 10860965
    Abstract: Methods and systems and method of tracking the location of an object. The method includes assigning a unique first device identifier, associating the first device with an object, and storing the unique identifier and an identifier for the object associated with the first device in a location server. The method also includes transmitting a first message containing the unique identifier, but not the first device location, receiving the first message at a second device, and transmitting a second message from the second device containing the unique identifier and a second device location. The method also includes, at the location server, receiving the second message, associating the location of the second device with the first device, storing the location of the second device, receiving a request for the location of the object, and in response to the request, providing the unique identifier and the second device location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Transvoyant, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis William Groseclose
  • Patent number: 10853823
    Abstract: In various embodiments, readership information is received from consumer devices. The readership information from each consumer device is received over one or more network communications and indicates one or more sections of a published document as being read on the consumer device. The readership information can be from eye-tracking data collected while the digital publication is viewed in a document reader on the consumer device. The readership information is stored in association with the published document. At least some of the stored readership information is sent to a publisher device and indicates a number of times one or more sections of the published document have been read on the consumer devices. The readership information is presented on the publisher device in context to indicate relative readership of the sections on the consumer devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Shilpi Aggarwal, Sourabh Goel, Shradha Budhiraja Verma
  • Patent number: 10838589
    Abstract: A computing device receives a request to render a listing of item entries on a graphical user interface. The computing device receives an electronic image of the document, analyzes the electronic image, and determines a document type by performing an image recognition on a first portion the electronic image, comparing information extrapolated via the image recognition algorithm to a database of document types, and identifying a match between the extrapolated information a document type. The computing device applies an OCR algorithm that corresponds to the determined document type to a second portion of the electronic image, identifies items extracted from the second portion, determines that at least one identified item matches an original item entry, and marks each matching item. The computing device renders an updated listing of item entries on the graphical user interface with a listing of each non-matching item and a marked listing of each matching item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Shih-Hao Yeh, Navid Samadani-McQuirk, Jack Cameron Dille, Joshua Curtis Hudgins
  • Patent number: 10839443
    Abstract: Aspects include real-time context based recipe recommendations including receiving, at a mobile device, an identifier of an available food item that is offered for purchase at a food marketplace. A request for recipes that specifies the identifier of the available food item and a list of identifiers of food items previously selected by the shopper for purchase is sent to a recipe application. At least one recipe selected by the recipe application is received at the mobile device and presented to the shopper. The recipe includes the available food item and at least a subset of the food times previously selected by the shopper. The identifier of the available food item is added to the list of food items previously selected by the shopper for purchase based on determining that the shopper has selected the available food item for purchase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Donna K. Byron, Carmine M. Dimascio, Florian Pinel, Timothy P. Winkler
  • Patent number: 10825053
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and systems of communicating signals among promoter, audience, promotion operator by way of wireless signaling and mobile messaging. The methods can be used in, but not limited to, mobile messaging, TV promotion, digital out-of-home promotion, storefront promotion, location specific promotion or announcement and others. The advantage of this method is that the messaging or promotion or announcement is not in broadcast mode. It can be targeted to a choice of specific type of Audience through their mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: MIRUM DIGITAL LIMITED
    Inventor: Herbert Lee Ying Chiu
  • Patent number: 10824207
    Abstract: A server computer determines, based on interaction data, that the first device and the second device are to be paired with each other. After pairing the first device and the second device, communications may be initiated between the devices. Communications may include customer-provided information (e.g., shopping lists) and merchant-provided information (e.g., items in stock or on sale from the consumer's shopping list).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Patrick Faith, Mark Carlson, Ayman Hammad, Ben Rewis, Krishna Prasad Koganti
  • Patent number: 10810645
    Abstract: Provided are, among other things, systems, methods and techniques for providing remote location-based customer service for in-store customers. One such system includes: (a) a central server; (b) wireless transceivers coupled to the central server at different locations within each of multiple different retail shopping sites; and (c) handheld wireless devices, carried by customers at such retail shopping sites and in wireless communication with such wireless transceivers. Each of the handheld wireless devices is configured with a user interface that allows a customer to designate a user-interface element to request a customer-service session. Upon designation of the user-interface element on one of such handheld wireless devices, the request is forwarded to the central server. The central server establishes a two-way real-time communication link between the handheld wireless device and a customer-service representative.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventor: John C. S. Koo
  • Patent number: 10810618
    Abstract: A process is disclosed for obtaining selected item data from a media processor, wherein the selected item data indicates an item used by an actor in a video data stream. The video data stream includes data representing the item used by the actor and icon data including multiple icons associated with a number of mobile devices. Selected icon data is obtained from the media processor, indicating a selected one of the number of mobile devices. Advertising data for the selected item is provided to the selected one of the number of mobile devices via a communication network. The advertising data is sent when the selected one of the number of mobile devices comes in proximity with a merchant having the selected item in stock. A system is disclosed for performing the process. A machine-readable device is also disclosed for use by the system and process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Roland Noll, Mary McCarthy
  • Patent number: 10798710
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and processing nodes for performing carrier aggregation in a wireless network include associating a primary usage type of an application running on a wireless device with a characteristic of a first carrier based on at least a first frequency band utilized by the first carrier, associating a secondary usage type of the application with a characteristic of a second carrier based on at least a second frequency band utilized by the second carrier, assigning the first carrier as a primary carrier for the wireless device when operating in a carrier aggregation mode, and assigning the second carrier as a secondary carrier for the wireless device when operating in the carrier aggregation mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Rajveen Narendran, Sreekar Marupaduga, Andy Wurtenberger, Bryan Barbee
  • Patent number: 10789474
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure disclose a system, method and apparatus for displaying information. A specific embodiment of the method comprises: acquiring currently displayed information, the currently displayed information including an image; associating an augmented reality AR display identifier with the currently displayed information, in response to a preset object in a preset object set existing in the image; displaying the image associated with an AR play identifier, in response to receiving a request for browsing the currently displayed information associated with the AR display identifier from a user; acquiring AR image data of the preset object existing in the image from a server, in response to receiving a request for browsing the image associated with the AR play identifier from the user; and displaying an AR image of the preset object existing in the image based on the AR image data of the preset object existing in the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: BAIDU ONLINE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yingchao Li, Zuncheng Yang, Min Sheng, Zhongqin Wu
  • Patent number: 10791416
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for timing message notifications to be provided to mobile device users based on their respective geographic locations with respect to a targeted content area. The timing of message notifications may be controlled in order to optimize the chances of delivering targeted content to a mobile device user based on the current geographic location of the user's device relative to a targeted content area. As the particular client application may not be actively executing at a time when the user's device happen to be located within a targeted content area, a general message notification sent to the user's device, which may be displayed at any time, may increase the likelihood that the user will launch the client application when it is not already executing at the device and thereby, allow targeted content to be delivered to the user's mobile device at the appropriate time and location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Oath Inc.
    Inventor: Bryce Barrand
  • Patent number: 10762532
    Abstract: A system, methods, and apparatuses are provided for valuation and exchange of stored value assets, information of value, and the transfer of value to or among individuals. The exchanged assets may be of a similar nature, e.g., music files exchanged for other music files, and exchange or trade of information such as rewards value or a restaurant coupon. The exchanged assets may also be other dissimilar assets exchanged between individuals and/or entities. The exchange may be initiated in numerous ways such as after completing a review, exchanging or trading a gift card, a prepaid card, a reward card, a coupon, a ticket, a pass, and/or the like when in proximity to a specific location or a location of some type or category, and/or exchanging or trading of other assets between individuals based on one or more constraints such as time, location, need, desire for the assets, and/or proximity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Proctor Consulting, LLC
    Inventors: James A. Proctor, Jr., James Arthur Proctor, III, Maria Elena Triploi
  • Patent number: 10740723
    Abstract: A computer system for publishing content includes a categorization member, a rating module, a user profiling assembly and a suggested-reading engine. The categorization member enables an author-user and reader-users of an authored work to categorize content of the authored work using a fixed taxonomy, keywords, tags and/or keyword combinations. The rating module enables reader-users to rate authored works and makes a determination of quality of each authored work in the system. Rating includes reader-user response activity such as number of times the reader recommends, forwards or otherwise effectively promotes the authored work. The user profiling assembly measures words and word combinations used (written or read) by a user and generates therefrom a profile of the user. The suggested-reading engine is responsive to the rating module and provides a ranked list of suggested reading (authored works) for a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: SKYWORD INC.
    Inventors: Thomas A. Gerace, Russell G. Barbour, Christopher Marstall, Francois Gagnon
  • Patent number: 10707980
    Abstract: An automotive radio receiver includes an over-the-air radio tuner and a network interface. When a broadcast received at the radio receiver, it includes embedded information that can be used to identify the radio station providing the broadcast. The radio receiver uses the embedded information to identify a streaming station that corresponds to the broadcast station. The radio receiver transmits information associated with the streaming station to a web service, which returns an address at which the radio receiver can access the streaming station. The address of the streaming station is stored in a memory accessible to the radio receiver for later use. The next time the radio receiver is tuned to the same broadcast station, the radio receiver instead connects to the streaming station at the stored address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: iHeartMedia Management Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Lee Littlejohn
  • Patent number: 10701133
    Abstract: A distributed media outlet can include both a traffic and billing system, and a media delivery system that employ separate broadcast logs, or playlists. An enterprise hub can transmit broadcast instructions to the media outlet via an integrated services layer (ISL), which acts as a multidirectional gateway between the enterprise hub and the media outlet. The ISL can synchronize the separate playlists used by the traffic and billing system and the media delivery system by simultaneously injecting the broadcast instructions into both systems included in the media outlet. The media delivery system and traffic and billing system can continually re-synchronize their playlists by, at least in part, relaying information to one another via the integrated services layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: iHeartMedia Management Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Kohinoor Basu, Matthew M. Ferry, John W. Fulbright
  • Patent number: 10698656
    Abstract: A computer implemented method of ranking items of data stored in a database comprising a plurality of records, wherein each record is associated with one or more items of data. The method includes generating a concordance of the items of data associated with the records in the database. Each record is assigned to a first group of records or to a second group of records. For each item of data a first indicator is determined representative of its occurrences in the records of the first group. For each item of data a second indicator is determined representative of its occurrences in the records of the second group. For each item of data a score is determined representative of a discriminative power of that item of data on the basis of the first and second indicator of that item of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: SYNERSCOPE B.V.
    Inventors: Jorik Blaas, Willem Robert Van Hage, Danny Hubertus Rosalia Holten
  • Patent number: 10699304
    Abstract: A content provider can provide content, such as advertisements or other promotional material, for display by a mobile application. As contextual information is typically limited for mobile applications, the content provider can use other information in addition to or in place of contextual information to select advertisements. This information can include location information, user activity with regards to the mobile application, information regarding a recipient of the advertisement, such as demographic information, information regarding the mobile application, such as information regarding the type of mobile application, and product inventory information. A user profile also may be used to select advertisements. The user profile can include a set of merchants and merchant types, for example clothing retailers, to which a user may be more responsive. The user profiles can be generated and updated by logging merchants that the user visits or interacts with via advertisements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Clarence Christopher Mysen