Wireless Device Patents (Class 705/14.64)
  • Patent number: 11651386
    Abstract: Systems and methods to track display of a digital content item and distribute rewards based on the display are disclosed. Exemplary implementations may receive a display request identifying the digital content item, effectuate display of the digital content item on a wearable device, receive display information associated with the display of the digital content item on the wearable device, determine and distribute rewards to the user in accordance with the display information, and/or perform other operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: Watch Skins Corporation
    Inventors: Collin Knock, Justin Knock
  • Patent number: 11610222
    Abstract: Leads may be generated for content sponsors based on expressions of interest by users, the users being users of an online system. These leads typically require time or expense from a sponsor to follow up on the lead. The online system scores leads for sponsors to prioritize responding to the generated leads. The scores may include a purchase capacity score and a purchase intent score. The purchase capacity score estimates a user's ability to spend an amount specified by the sponsor for the product, and the purchase intent score estimates a user's likelihood to convert or be interested in the sponsor's product. The scores may be combined to provide a single lead quality score for a user that obscures the source of the online system's prediction to the sponsor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: Meta Platforms, Inc.
    Inventors: Hongzheng Xiong, Vinay Ramesh Jain
  • Patent number: 11595265
    Abstract: A system and method for creating priority-based regulated network interlinks between electronic devices is disclosed. The system receives a communication request from a first device to communicate with a second device and identifies whether the first device is comprised within a primary affinity group associated with the second device. If the first device is not found in the primary affinity group one or more secondary affinity groups are identified, each secondary affinity group associated with an electronic device different than the first and second devices. Based on scoring of each secondary affinity group, handling criteria for the communication object is determined and used to create a network interlink between the first device and the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: Intelligent Communication Assistant, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond J. Sheppard, Robert L. Fike
  • Patent number: 11593857
    Abstract: Embodiments are provided for enhancing an in-store retail experience for a customer by facilitating search queries for products and services available for sale in a retail store. According to certain aspects, an electronic device may receive a search string associated with the retail store and transmit the search string to a server that may execute a corresponding search query. The server may send results from the search query to the electronic device, which may dynamically update an interface accessible by a user. The user may view the information and make appropriate selections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: WALGREEN CO.
    Inventors: Joseph M. Rago, Nicholas L. Eby
  • Patent number: 11568391
    Abstract: A computer-implemented includes: authenticating a user; generating an interface configured to be displayed by a mobile device of the user; receiving a captured image from the mobile device of the user based on an activation by the user of an image capture function element displayed on the interface and a subsequent capturing of the image by the mobile device, the captured image comprising a code; determining a merchant associated with the code; receiving a selection of a product and a product purchase option associated with the determined merchant from the interface; in response to determining the merchant and receiving the product purchase option, transferring a payment for the product to the merchant from an account held by the user based on information associated with the merchant and the product purchase option; and sending, to the interface, a purchase confirmation comprising order details including the product and the product purchase option.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Ashish Bhoopen Kurani, Melissa Lowry, Stephen M. Ellis
  • Patent number: 11562404
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for executing an online auction of diverse online advertisements. One method includes receiving inventory information for serving ads on a publisher web page, the inventory information including at least a first ad configuration different from a second ad configuration, each of the first and second ad configurations defining one or both of an ad size and an ad attribute; receiving or generating a plurality of ad bids to serve ads in the first ad configuration and to serve ads in the second ad configuration; and awarding impressions to one or both of the bids to serve ads in the first ad configuration and the second ad configuration, in a proportion based at least in part on a revenue amount associated with the bids to serve ads in the first ad configuration and bids to serve ads in the second ad configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Yahoo Ad Tech LLC
    Inventor: Seth Mitchell Demsey
  • Patent number: 11562398
    Abstract: Building and controlling access to a detailed profile of a consumer, including: generating the detailed profile of the consumer using a blockchain-based media ledger; enabling the consumer to subscribe to an advertisement network to control the access to the detailed profile of the consumer; recording consumptions and transactions of the consumer in the advertisement network as a media consumption history of the consumer; and ingesting the media consumption history into the blockchain-based media ledger. Keywords include blockchain, advertising, cryptographic token, and customer data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Crackle, Inc.
    Inventors: Shriyamvar Bugga, Kaigani Turner, Matia Wagabaza
  • Patent number: 11543954
    Abstract: A method for displaying additional relevant content involves detecting a change to the scrolling pattern of a viewer of content and adapting displayed content as a result of the change. When a pause in scrolling is detected, and the content visible on the display during the pause is determined. A determination is made whether additional content related to the displayed content, such as a promotion, is available. If related content is available, it is displayed when the user resumes scrolling or begins scrolling in another direction. The display of related content may take the form of a promotion on a fixed portion of the display, and may be hidden when the user engages a user interface element for removal of the promotion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: SMASHTECH, LLC
    Inventor: Anwar Husain
  • Patent number: 11544746
    Abstract: A system and method for providing automated remote digital advertising, and more specifically, a system and method for providing a fully automated self-serve smart billboard or display device. is disclosed. The Smart Billboard system consists of a user smart device, a billboard with a display processing system, and a billboard operator server. The user smart device is constructed using a user app processor, a user interface, a content creator, a content uploader, an ad scheduler, a payment processor, a login processor, and a smart device network interface. The billboard display processing system may include an upload controller, a billboard network interface, a display processor, a traffic and content receiver, an external imaging device, and a billboard system data store. The billboard operator server may include an operator processor, a billboard content scheduler, an account manager, a content approver, and a live image receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Inventors: Bismark Fernandez, Rafael Fernandez
  • Patent number: 11526931
    Abstract: A network of interconnected digital mirrors within a mall. A plurality of digital mirrors are installed in a participating stores, each comprising a digital screen, a video camera positioned to generate video stream of a user in front of the digital mirror, and a microprocessor. A centralized database stores merchandize data of participating stores. A controller is coupled to the mirrors and the centralized database and preprogrammed to perform the operations comprising: receiving the video stream from the video camera of one of the plurality of digital mirrors; identifying a merchandize item within the video stream; activating a recommendation engine to identify a complementary item from the centralized database that is complementary to the identified merchandize item; sending data regarding the complementary item and a store offering the complementary item to the digital mirror for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: EYESMATCH LTD.
    Inventor: Nissi Vilcovsky
  • Patent number: 11509608
    Abstract: Systems and methods for configuring an email engine associated with sequences of engagements are described. The email engine is associated with a first sequence of engagements and a second sequence of engagements. The email engine is configured to be activated based on completion of the first sequence of engagements. The email engine may be configured to generate and send an email to an email recipient based on a set of parameters unique to the email recipient and based on one or more government regulations. When the sending of the email is prevented because of the set of parameters or the government regulations, an error notification may be generated, and the second sequence of engagements may not be activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Salesforce, Inc.
    Inventors: Rebecca Greenberg, David Louie, Mattia Padovani, Darpan Dhamija
  • Patent number: 11487843
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present disclosure relates to a method for reducing fraud in computer networks, the method including receiving, from each of a plurality of user devices, a request to block an ad displayed within a web browser installed on the user device, the request comprising image data and a forwarding URL associated with the ad; storing crowdsourced ad blocking data based on the received requests to block ads; receiving a request for a list of blocked ads; generating a list of blocked ads based on analyzing the crowdsourced ad blocking data, wherein analyzing the crowdsourced ad blocking data comprises identifying ads blocked by at least a threshold number of users; and sending the list of blocked ads to a first user device, the first user device comprising a browser extension configured to prevent ads within the list of blocked ads from being rendered in a browser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Adam Vukich, Abdelkader M'Hamed Benkreira, Joshua Edwards
  • Patent number: 11481793
    Abstract: Provided is a computer-implemented method for providing real-time offers based on geolocation and merchant category. Transaction data for transaction from a plurality of merchants is received. A subset of merchants is determined based on the physical location of the merchants and the merchant category of the merchants. Real-time market activity data is determined for each of the merchants in the subset of merchants. A real-time offer is initiated based on comparing the market activity data of at least one merchant compared to the market activity data of a first merchant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: William Joseph Leddy, III, Hongqin Song
  • Patent number: 11457103
    Abstract: A system includes multiple in-room telephones (e.g., in the rooms of a hotel or the like) with integrated tablet-like touch displays in each one of multiple rooms, a computer-based server that is connected to the in-room telephones and interacts with the in-room telephones to provide configuration information to facilitate display of advertising information including, for example, logos, at the touch displays of the in-room telephones, and one or more computer control terminals connected to the computer-based server and operable to facilitate human control over various aspects of system operation including the advertising information displayed at the touch displays of the in-room telephones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Unified Office, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond Pasquale, Thomas R. Phelan
  • Patent number: 11443361
    Abstract: Described are systems, methods and arrangements for enabling fulfillment of items from printed materials. When printed material is generated it includes an embedded ordering device (“EOD”) that can be activated by a user that is viewing the printed material. Upon activation, the EOD connects to a wireless network and sends a unique identifier data to a fulfillment service. The fulfillment service, upon receiving the unique identifier data determines an item associated with the unique identifier data and a delivery destination (e.g., the address to which the printed material was delivered) and fulfills the item to the delivery destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Patrick Lim, Stephen Pate Smith, Benjamin Thomas Logsdon
  • Patent number: 11431666
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a processing device configured to select a given notification to be delivered from a first computing device to a second computing device and to determine (i) first notification metrics associated with one or more previous notifications delivered to a set of one or more computing devices including the second computing device and (ii) second notification metrics associated with a current status of the second computing device. The processing device is also configured to provide the first and second notification metrics to one or more machine learning models, to identify recommendations for modifying delivery of the given notification from the first computing device to the second computing device based on output of the one or more machine learning models, and to modify the delivery of the given notification from the first computing device to the second computing device based on the identified recommendations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Vivek Bhargava, Shubham Gupta
  • Patent number: 11410202
    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: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Yieldmo, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Yavonditte, David Sebag, Indu Narayan, Rahul Rao, Elber Carneiro, Nook Harquail, David Cohen
  • Patent number: 11386166
    Abstract: Data storage and calling methods and devices are provided. One of the methods includes: receiving first motion data and business data; establishing an association relationship between the first motion data and the business data and storing the association relationship; receiving second motion data; and determining first motion data that matches the second motion data, and returning, to a sender of the second motion data, business data associated with the matched first motion data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kaisheng Yao, Peng Xu, Yuan Qi, Xiaofu Chang
  • Patent number: 11379904
    Abstract: Product search results may be presented to a user via a map view, with merchants selling a selected product displayed on a map. A buy now button may be displayed for a merchant within the map view, allowing the user to execute a purchase transaction directly from the map view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Arunachalam Muthu
  • Patent number: 11363316
    Abstract: In some implementations, a system is capable of intelligently generating customized multimedia content streams that are distributed to different groups of users. The system generates the customized content streams such that the initial and terminating portions of the streams are shared between each of the content streams. The system adjusts the intermediate portions of the streams to, for example, the viewing preferences of each user group using alternate forms of content. In this regard, the customized content streams that have both customized portions and shared portions to provide a standardized yet adaptive viewing experience for all users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Perfect Sense, Inc.
    Inventors: David Gang, Bryan Morgan
  • Patent number: 11348163
    Abstract: Upon selection of an item, several acquisition options may be available for a user to acquire that item. The attributes of these options vary based on price, delivery speed, and so forth. Differences between a reference option and other options are determined. These differences are used to determine a caption identifier. Caption output data is determined based the caption identifier and presented within a user interface with a corresponding control. The control allows the user to acquire the item using the corresponding option. The caption provides the user with a concise and clear reason as to why a particular option is beneficial to the user. For example, a “Willing to wait?” caption shows an acquisition option for which the item is available at lower cost but longer delivery time than the reference option. Services may obtain the caption output from a caption generator using an application programming interface (API).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Inventors: Shaleen Kumar Sharma, Jingwei Cao, Kamlendra Kumar, Amit Sinha
  • Patent number: 11348134
    Abstract: Methods, computer-readable media, systems, and/or apparatuses for providing offer and insight generation functions are provided. For instance, user input may be received requesting generation of an offer. In response to receiving the request, an application may be transmitted to a device, such as a mobile device of a user. In some examples, the application may be executed by the device and may facilitate establishing a communication session with a third party system, identifying and extracting data from the third party system, and transmitting the extracted data to an entity for evaluation. In some examples, evaluation by the entity may include generating one or more insights, outputs and the like. In some arrangements, the evaluation may be performed using machine learning and, in some examples, may be performed in real-time or near real-time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Sunil Chintakindi, Timothy W. Gibson, Howard Hayes, Soton Ayodele Rosanwo, Anuradha Kodali, Aleksandr Likhterman
  • Patent number: 11348139
    Abstract: Systems and related methods of providing promotions to consumers based on proximity to communication beacons are discussed herein. Some embodiments may provide for a system including a communication beacon and a central system. The communication beacon may be associated with a merchant and located at a merchant shop. Based on receiving consumer presence data from the communication beacon indicating that a consumer device and the communication beacon has formed a direct wireless connection, the server may be configured to provide merchant information, promotions, or other messages to the consumer device. In some embodiments, messages may be generated by the merchant and targeted to consumers based on consumer device location, consumer demographics, among other things. Furthermore, the server may provide consumer information to a merchant device to facilitate consumer service, point-of-sale, and seamless transactions and promotion redemptions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Groupon, Inc.
    Inventors: Varun Krishna, Marius Ciocirlan, Peter Bergstrom, Benjamin Kim
  • Patent number: 11348162
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and apparatus where information relating to products and services offered by various vendors may be offered for sale to customers via computing devices owned by those customers. Products and services offered to a particular customer may be related to a product previously purchased by that customer or be related to a product that a customer has access to. In certain instances, a product that a customer has access to may include a tag, such as a circuit, a chip, or printed matter that may provide information to an electronic device of a customer. After the customer's device received the information provided by the product tag, other products or services related to the tagged product may be received by the customer device. Methods consistent with the present disclosure may allow a user of a user device to interact with various different graphical user interfaces when making purchases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Digiprint IP LLC
    Inventor: Avery Levy
  • Patent number: 11350168
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed towards providing supplemental content to a viewer based on the viewer's environment while the viewer is viewing content. Content is provided to a content receiver for presentation to the viewer. While the viewer is viewing the content, an image of the viewer's environment is captured and analyzed to detect the context of the environment. Supplemental content is selected based on this detected context and presented to the viewer, which allows the supplemental content to be tailored to the viewer. One or more additional images of the viewer's environment are captured while the viewer is viewing the supplemental content and the context of the viewer's environment emotion while the viewer is viewing the supplemental content is detected. This subsequent context is analyzed to determine if the viewer had an expected response to the supplemental content, which can be used to determine the efficiency of the supplemental content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: DISH NETWORK L.L.C.
    Inventors: Rima Shah, Ryan Blake, Christopher Day
  • Patent number: 11341532
    Abstract: This technology relates to requesting missing data associated with a geographic location. The system may comprise a memory for storing lists of information elements each associated with one or more physical types of geographic locations and a processor. The processor may be programmed to receive a current location of a client device and determine the current location is proximate to a first geographic location. The processor may determine a physical location type of the first geographic location and retrieve a list of information elements associated with the physical location type. The list of items may be compared to a set of information elements associated with the first geographic location and a determination of a missing information element may be made. A notification may be generated based on the missing information element and the determination that the client device is proximate to the first geographic location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Luc Vincent, Andrew Timothy Szybalski
  • Patent number: 11341552
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating location-based retail pricing options are discussed herein. In an example, a method for generating location-based retail pricing options includes receiving, over a network from a user, a pricing request. The pricing request includes information identifying the user, a merchant, and an intended purchase. In this example, the method further includes determining a pricing option associated with the merchant and the intended purchase, and transmitting the pricing option to the user. The method still further includes processing a purchase transaction, associated with the user, for the intended purchase based on the pricing option.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Ivan Mitrovic
  • Patent number: 11341176
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to determining an intent of a query provided to a question answering (QA) system. Embodiments may map a first (e.g., literal) intent of the query to a different, underlying intent. The mapping may be achieved using a map which represents associations between query intents in a first portion of a frequency distribution of known query intents and query intents not in the first portion of the frequency distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Inventors: Ivan O'Dwyer, Simon Peter O'Doherty
  • Patent number: 11334156
    Abstract: Triggering a state change includes displaying a first version of a series of frames based on a first setup configuration, obtaining a second setup configuration for the series of frames, in response to obtaining a second setup configuration, monitoring for a change in an eye status, and in response to detecting a change in the eye status, displaying a second version of the series of frames based on the second setup configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Sebastian Knorr, Daniel Kurz
  • Patent number: 11334369
    Abstract: An application launching method and device. The method includes: receiving a launching instruction for launching a specified application; and launching the specified application according to the launching instruction, and displaying, in a process of launching the specified application, a picture corresponding to at least one stage of the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventor: Tao Xue
  • 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
    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: 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: 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: 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: 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
    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: 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