Electronic Shopping Patents (Class 705/26.1)
  • Patent number: 10664858
    Abstract: Systems and methods including one or more processing modules and one or more non-transitory storage modules storing computing instructions configured to run on the one or more processing modules and perform acts of receiving an order from an electronic device of a customer, the order comprising one or more items, determining at least one of a store employee or a delivery driver is available to fulfill the order during a first window of time of a plurality of windows of time, coordinating displaying the plurality of windows of time on the device of the customer with a discounted price for the order proximate the first window of time, and, if the one or more non-transitory storage modules receive a selection of the first window of time from the electronic device of the customer, coordinating displaying an order completion page with the discounted price for the order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Austin Lee Smith, Vidyanand Krishnan, Michael Gilbert Ebener
  • Patent number: 10664794
    Abstract: An object item distribution method is performed at a computer server that hosts a social networking application with which an enterprise user has an official account and an enterprise account, the method including: receiving a distribution request sent by an object item requesting user to the official account, the distribution request being generated after the object item requesting user purchases an object item by using the object item requesting user's account; determining, according to the distribution request, the object item purchased by the object item requesting user and a location of the object item requesting user; determining, according to the location of the object item requesting user, a distribution user that meets a preset condition from distribution users of the enterprise account; and sending a distribution instruction to the distribution user that meets the preset condition, the distribution instruction being used for instructing a courier of the distribution user that meets the preset condit
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventors: Long Li, Li Huang
  • Patent number: 10664316
    Abstract: Example implementations relate to performing computations using provenance data. An example implementation includes storing first lineage data of a first dataset and provenance data of an application operating on the first dataset in a storage system. A computing resource may determine whether second lineage data of a second dataset meets a similarity criterion with the first lineage data of the first dataset. A computation on the second dataset may be performed using the provenance data of the application, and an insight of the second dataset may be generated from the performed computation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Muthukumar Murugan, Suparna Bhattacharya, Douglas L. Voigt, Ancy Sarah Tom
  • Patent number: 10664520
    Abstract: The techniques utilize a user's recommendation data to choose a presentation template. Each presentation template includes a plurality of media asset slots, each of which is associated with a certain type of media asset. For example, each media asset slot generally may be assigned to a playlist, album, composer, or music video. Further, each of these general assignments may further specify that the playlist, album, composer, or music video be from a known artist, familiar artist, recommended artist, or unknown artist, for example. Once the appropriate presentation template has been chosen along with the recommended media content for each of the plurality of media asset slots, the media asset slots are associated with the selected media content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Chandrasekar Venkataraman, Taylor G. Carrigan, Thomas Alsina, Venkat Sundaranatha, Jayasimha R. Katukuri, Simon C. Janpanah, Rabi S. Chakraborty, Thomas S. Plagenhoef, Drew R. Domm, Mark Hilary Levy
  • Patent number: 10665004
    Abstract: A system and method for editing and monetizing personalized images at a venue allows a user to access a personal, dynamic image captured by multiple image capturing devices positioned proximally to the venue and a performer at the venue. The image capturing devices are positioned in multiple viewpoints to capture dynamic close up images of the venue and the performer. The user can purchase the images and edit the images through a smartphone app. The image provided to the user is unique and deleted from the account to ensure that no one else shares the user's unique image. In editing the image, user can integrate a supplemental image, like a selfie, integrate text, or crop the image. User can display, trade, or market the edited image. Revenue is generated by charging the user for the selected image and charging a sponsor to communicate to user through the software application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: C. J. Wereski
  • Patent number: 10664778
    Abstract: Negotiation of a future communication through a personal virtual assistant is provided. A trigger command is received. The trigger command identifies a communication received for a recipient from a sender. Schedule information is accessed. The schedule information is related to the recipient of the received communication. A plurality of options is presented to the sender. The plurality of options are for arranging a future communication between the sender and the recipient, and include at least one option determined based on the accessed schedule information. A selection of an option for arranging a future communication is received. The selected option is executed to arrange the future communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Venkatesh Krishnaswamy, Timothy I. Ross, Rajeshwari Edamadaka, Jack Iu, Krishna Kishore Dhara, Michael Vernick
  • Patent number: 10664845
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for use in implanting account controls based on conditional states of users associated with the accounts. One exemplary method general includes receiving, by a computing device, status data for a user where the status data is indicative of a current conditional state of the user. The method also includes accessing, by the computing device, at least one account control rule for an account associated with the user, where the at least one account control rule associated with a conditional state, and activating, by the computing device, the at least one account control rule when the current conditional state of the use is the same as the conditional state associated with the at least one account control rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Andrew Lambert, Jason Jay Lacoss-Arnold
  • Patent number: 10664788
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention provide an approach for delivering an item to a target recipient. A mobile guardian device at a first location comprises a wireless communication system. The guardian device is further protected against unauthorized removal from the first location. An item that is delivered to a second location within a communication reach of the guardian device is detected the item by the guardian device. The item is registered with the guardian device, activating an item protection status in which an unauthorized removal of the item from the second location is detected. An authorized removal of the item from the second location is enabled in response to a communication between the guardian device and a removal authentication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Uwe Hansmann, Klaus Rindtorff, Thomas Stober
  • Patent number: 10659633
    Abstract: An image processing device is provided with a user interface, a wireless communication interface and a controller. The controller is configured to transmit UI information via the wireless communication interface to a mobile device, the UI information being to cause the mobile device to assume a function of the user interface, and lock the user interface when the UI information has been transmitted to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tetsuya Okuno
  • Patent number: 10650433
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a system and method that enables negotiation, creation, and distributed fulfillment of joint gift registries supporting enhanced social interaction among registrants and prospective purchasers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: TRANSFORM SR BRANDS LLC
    Inventors: Shubham Agarwal, Robert C. Hudson, Giuseppe Mario Di Prizio, Abhishek Ramani, G. Mercedes De Luca
  • Patent number: 10650436
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems, methods and computer readable media for proving gift giving within a group. Consumers may register for a gift giving program, create a group and invite other consumers to participate. Group members may be randomly assigned to a group, or assigned to a group based on an invitation or indicated group. Relationships between gift givers and recipients within a group may be determined, such as in a randomized format. Gift givers may purchase a gift, such as a good or a promotion from a promotion and marketing service. The promotion and marketing service may assign the promotion to the recipient so that the recipient may redeem the promotion for a good, service, or experience. Promotions may be automatically purchased on behalf of a gift giver who fails to purchase the promotion by a gift-giving deadline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Groupon, Inc.
    Inventors: Natalia Moreira Porto Arantes, Victor de Freitas Valle Galante, Scott Rogers, Mark Christopher Webster, Fabio Fernandes Mignoto, Gabriel Matsuo Molinari Sakai
  • Patent number: 10650462
    Abstract: A protection coverage selection and election process may comprise a user entering through a dealer platform at a direct point of sale location logging in to a protection coverage selection and election platform portal customer information; a user receiving through the dealer platform coverage information, a user accessing through the dealer platform a protection coverage for each coverage selection, and the user communication through the platform portal with a licensed protection coverage agent for a selected protection coverage provider to obtain a finalized arrangement for the protection coverage. The system and process may further comprise prompting the customer, through the platform portal to answer any additional questions to the customer in accordance with any particular requirements of the selected protection coverage provider. The system and method may further comprise the user receiving on behalf of or sending to the customer a link to protection coverage policy documents ready for E-signing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: DealerPolicy, Inc.
    Inventors: Travis M. Fitzgerald, Jeffrey Mongeon
  • Patent number: 10650399
    Abstract: A method of shopping within an electronic commerce environment includes enabling a first user of a plurality of users to add one or more items to a virtual shopping cart of the first user that is maintained by a server computer system, generating, by the server computer system, statistical data related to the one or more items, and providing the statistical data to the first user in a web page that is generated by the server computer system. The statistical data includes a total quantity of at least one of the one or more items that are contained in the virtual shopping carts of all of the plurality of users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Etsy, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Kalin
  • Patent number: 10643178
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein provide computerized, networked procurement systems designed to interact with source sites through asynchronous, progressive scripting requests to retrieve richer data sets from websites utilizing interactive loading and multiple hyperlinked pages either with a single vendor or across a plurality of vendors. These may provide improvements on prior art systems, such as by improving the response time relative to a prior art synchronous system from 30-60 seconds to less than ten seconds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: COUPA SOFTWARE INCORPORATED
    Inventors: John Melvin Kitson, Micky Glen Keck, Jeffrey Todd Crowder, Sundaresan R. Kadayam, Mark William Reed
  • Patent number: 10643269
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, a system and method for managing products at a physical marketplace is described. A method includes receiving an image and a category of a product for sale by a merchant at a physical marketplace, including the image in a list of images for the category, providing the list of images to customers of the physical marketplace, retrieving additional information regarding the product in response to a request by one of the customers, and generating a listing for the product using the image, the category, and the additional information received from the merchant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Dirk Weber
  • Patent number: 10636082
    Abstract: Various aspects of the subject technology relate to systems, methods, and machine-readable media for a proxy agent as an intermediary that hosts electronic exchange transactions between distributing computing devices to reduce the number of fraudulent transactions with respect to items of a multiplayer game. The proxy agent listens for events such as an item being listed for sale on an electronic marketplace associated with the multiplayer game, or a listed item being purchased from the electronic marketplace, before the proxy agent transitions to a state for initiating purchase transactions to obtain additional items from users and thereafter automatically listing the purchased items for sale on the electronic marketplace. The proxy agent serves as a conduit for sale and purchase transactions to restrict transactions from occurring outside of the electronic marketplace and to map pricing data for a given item to market data trends over the transactional life of the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Electronics Arts Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Gandevia, Joseph Todd Batty
  • Patent number: 10628893
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer readable medium to process transaction records obtained from electronic commerce applications (ECAs) as staged transactions before posting to an accounting ledger in a financial management application (FMA). In this manner, the user (e.g., small business owner, book keeper, or accountant), the ECA developer, and the FMA provider are allowed to focus on their respective domain knowledge while allowing the financial management application, augmented by user-defined rules that are appropriate to the business in question, to automate the accounting ledger posting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Allen Vogel, Jennifer A. Martin, Tyler Riding, Shyam P. Nukala
  • Patent number: 10621309
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described that protect intellectual property rights in connection with 3-dimensional printing processes. In certain embodiments, an object a user would like to render with a 3-dimensional printing device may be compared with one or more managed objects having certain associated intellectual property rights. If the object is found to be similar to a managed object (e.g., similar in shape, function, composition, etc.), policy associated with the managed object may be enforced in connection with rendering the object. In this manner, intellectual property rights associated with the managed objects may be enforced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Intertrust Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Jarl A. Nilsson
  • Patent number: 10621522
    Abstract: An artificial intelligence system for predicting hours of operation for merchants. The system may include a processor, a database, and a storage medium storing instructions. When executed, the instructions configure the processor to: receive a request for hours of operation for the merchants; obtain, from the database, a set of credit card authorizations associated with the merchants; generate input model features based on the set of credit card authorizations; obtain ground-truth data associated with the merchants; generate a training dataset based on the ground truth data and the set of credit card authorizations; determine an hours-of-operation model based on the training data set; calculate the total prediction of hours of operation using the hours-of-operation model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Ashish Bansal, Jonathan Stahlman
  • Patent number: 10623929
    Abstract: The present invention provides a new and innovative way to provide a method for a small business or any entity to utilize a shared mobile app platform with unique business function adaptation and dynamic rendering. Using the method presented the small business save time, effort, resources, and monetary investments that would be required to develop and maintain an independent mobile app and can still keep business function uniqueness in the shared app. Additionally, the consumer can save time, effort, and resources to search, download, and install a new app and still achieve personalized service offered by unique app and process flow rendering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: Mahesh Harpale
  • Patent number: 10621656
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus to divide an amount of contribution to a plurality of creators in association with content into a first part and a second part on the basis of a certain division ratio, the first part being distributed on the basis of a first distribution ratio, the second part being distributed on the basis of a second distribution ratio, and to calculate distribution amounts of the contribution to the respective creators on the basis of an amount corresponding to the first part, an amount corresponding to the second part, the first distribution ratio, and the second distribution ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Haruto Takeda, Yoshihiro Wakita, Shinya Ohtani
  • Patent number: 10616546
    Abstract: Among other things, videos and commercials are downloaded to a mobile device for storage on the mobile device and later playout on the mobile device. The downloading includes downloading of metadata associated with the commercials and based on which the mobile device can select commercials for insertion into videos being played back to the user of the mobile device. The commercials to be downloaded are selected based on one or a combination of any two or more of the location of the user, the type of mobile device, and personally-identifiable information about a user of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Penthera Partners, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam L. Berger, Joshua Pressnell, Richard David Jackson
  • Patent number: 10614710
    Abstract: A map-display-based, computer-implemented approach is provided for providing directions to a user to assist the user in reaching a destination. The approach includes, for instance, collecting at a map display user input data, where the user input data includes the user's destination. In addition, the approach includes generating, by a directions generating facility associated with the map display, directions for the user to use in navigating from a current location to the user's destination, and downloading the directions generated by the directions generating facility to a mobile device of the user to assist the user in reaching the desired destination after leaving the map display. The downloading of directions to the user's mobile device may include downloading the directions in at least one of text data format or voice data format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeremy A. Greenberger, Trudy L. Hewitt, Jana H. Jenkins, Fang Lu
  • Patent number: 10614443
    Abstract: A system of promoting a specific product or service by a person. The system includes a network and an e-commerce/customer social media and networking, platform coupled to the network. The e-commerce/customer social media and networking platform includes a social networking platform providing social networking services to a plurality of users communicating with the e-commerce/customer social media and networking, platform via the network and an e-commerce module for performing online purchase transactions of goods and services published on the e-commerce/customer social media and networking platform. The e-commerce module displays products or services for sale to the plurality of users and enacts purchase transactions of a product or service selected by a purchasing user. Endorsements received from the purchasing user may be published to a plurality of users following the purchasing user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventor: Mohammed Almosilhi
  • Patent number: 10616183
    Abstract: Techniques for authenticating the identity of shippers and receivers of goods at each point along a supply chain. A central hub repository issues shippers and receivers a pair of public and private keys for encrypting communications between the shippers and receivers and the hub repository and for authenticating the identity of shippers and receivers. The hub repository may also maintain a log of all transactions between shippers and receivers to provide an audit trail that may be used to track the progress of goods along a supply chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Daio Syngkon, Susan Flierl
  • Patent number: 10616078
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting deviating resources in a virtual environment are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method comprises monitoring tenant usage of a resource of the virtual environment to determine a tenant usage pattern of the resource. The resource is determined to be deviating based on the tenant usage pattern of the resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Nathan Bartholomew Thomas
  • Patent number: 10616629
    Abstract: This application pertains to gift-giving and video-dropping methods and systems. A gift drop or a video drop is facilitated using a mobile smart device and an interactive map. The system includes a gift or video drop database stored in a remote gift drop computer server. The system includes a gift or video drop logic section operable on a smart mobile device or a computer. The gift or video drop logic section includes an interactive gift or video drop map. The gift or video drop logic section presents the interactive gift or video drop map to a user, and facilitates the dropping of a symbolic gift item or a video onto the interactive map. The gift or video drop logic section determines whether the user is within certain predefined geographic boundaries, and either makes visible or gives a symbolic gift item to the user based on their location, or plays the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: GIFTDROP LLC
    Inventors: Brian Hardy, Norman Hardy
  • Patent number: 10616658
    Abstract: The subject matter of this specification can be implemented in, among other things, a computer-implemented method that includes identifying metadata related to television programming being presented on a display device. The method further includes extracting one or more keywords from the metadata. The method further includes generating multiple search suggestions based on the keywords and first search results based on one or more of the search suggestions. The method further includes presenting the search suggestions and the first search results together on the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Vincent Dureau, Salahuddin Choudhary, Benjamin Ling, Shalini Pai, Dennis Miloseski, Justin Koh, Richard William Bragg, Alok Chandel
  • Patent number: 10608983
    Abstract: A domain name is received from a customer. DNS is queried for multiple possible subdomains of the domain. For each subdomain that resolves, information about that subdomain's corresponding resource record is stored in a zone file that also includes a resource record for the domain name. The zone file is presented to the customer. A designation from the customer of which of the resource records are to point to an IP address of a proxy server is received. The resource records are modified according to the input of the customer and the zone file is propagated including the modified resource records.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: CLOUDFLARE, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Browning Prince, Lee Hahn Holloway, Michelle Marie Zatlyn
  • Patent number: 10606449
    Abstract: Techniques for managing and discovering data using visual or audible representations may be provided. The data, in some examples, may correspond with individual items, and the system may correlate each item with a representation of the item (e.g., for navigation, for accessibility, etc.). The representations may be provided to allow discovery of the items in response to adjusting the resolution, audibly requesting information, or panning across a display to discover items that are displayed as these representations outside of the original presentation of representations. In some examples, the representation of the item may not be unique to the item or may be represented as a placeholder image or description. The higher the resolution, the more detail about the item may be provided. When an item is selected, item data may be provided that corresponds with the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Darren Ernest Canavor, Moustafa Ghazal, Darryl Havens, Jane Mooney, Luan Khai Nguyen, Brandon William Porter
  • Patent number: 10607276
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to a multi-dimensional commerce platform that may be utilized for the communication of data. Aspects of the multi-dimensional commerce platform may include various functional components to facilitate a system to receive inventory data at a first server associated with the multi-dimensional commerce platform, provide a second server associated with a third-party (e.g., a third party seller/distributor) access to the inventory data, alter or modify the inventory data based on attributes of the second server, and cause display of a presentation of the modified inventory data at a client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Gail Frederick, Tatjana Vlahovic, Sanjeev Katariya
  • Patent number: 10606832
    Abstract: Reducing the work involved in finding a target in a case where a word having different meanings depending on context, such as differences in individuals who enters a search keyword, is entered as a search keyword. A search system obtains one of keywords entered by a user as a search condition and context information indicating context when the search condition is entered, generates a new search condition in which the one of keywords is converted in the search condition based on the one of keywords and the context information, and obtains a target that satisfies the new search condition from a plurality of objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: RAKUTEN, INC.
    Inventor: YoungJoo Chung
  • Patent number: 10607279
    Abstract: A system to manage a wardrobe and compile outfits includes a server computing device that includes a memory having stored thereon demographic data and a plurality of electronic fashion item models. Each electronic fashion item model is indicative of a fashion item. The electronic fashion item model includes a fashion item type and a fashion item color scheme. The electronic fashion item model is associated with one or more style genres. The system includes an application configured to, when executed by at least one processor, compile at least one virtual outfit. Each virtual outfit includes at least one electronic fashion item model. Each virtual outfit is compiled based on A) a selected event, B) the particular user's demographic data, and C) style genres.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Lutzy Inc.
    Inventor: Brittany Fletcher Beckham
  • Patent number: 10606876
    Abstract: In one implementation, a system for topic recommendation includes an information engine receives topic information relating to a number of events. In addition, the system includes an analysis engine performs a text analysis on the received topic information. In addition, the system includes an index engine indexes the topic information based on the text analysis. In addition, the system includes a display engine compares a search term to the indexed topic information and displays a number of topics on a display of a mobile device, wherein the number of topics are displayed in a size that corresponds to a quantity of topic information associated with each of the number of topics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: ENT. SERVICES DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION LP
    Inventors: Lynda K. Jarrett, Sharad Mathur, Bala Sita Rama Raju Penumarthi, Rashmi Gururaja, Gearoid Hynes, Erin E. Tilley
  • Patent number: 10607231
    Abstract: A method for optimizing transaction authorization conversion rates includes retrieving payment transaction parameters and authorization results for a plurality of past payment transactions, generating authorization success factors for each of a plurality of payment transaction parameters based on the retrieved payment transaction parameters and authorization results, receiving, at an acquirer processor, a payment transaction from a merchant, modifying one or more parameters of the payment transaction according to the generated authorization success factors, and submitting the modified payment transaction to a financial institution for processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Worldpay, LLC
    Inventors: William H. Cohn, Sayid Shabeer, Ned Canning
  • Patent number: 10600103
    Abstract: A computerized system collects used vehicle data regarding vehicles available for sale from numerous sources (e.g., as from a vehicle auction system), and modifies and supplements such vehicle data for presentation to the consuming public in a searchable manner such that a single entity (e.g., a specific dealer) can offer all of the vehicles for sale to consumers while accounting for the various costs that will be incurred by the selling entity to successfully complete the sales transaction. The system may include interactive functionality with CRM systems to facilitate customer communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: MCCLUSKEY CHEVROLET, INC.
    Inventor: Keith P. McCluskey
  • Patent number: 10600099
    Abstract: A system and method for inferring service providers are provided. In example embodiments, member data of members of a social networking service is accessed. From the member data, it is inferred that a particular member among the members of the social networking service is a freelancer member. A service request that the freelancer member is capable of fulfilling is identified based on a service request skill associated with the service request and a freelancer skill of the freelancer member. An option for the freelancer member to fulfill the service request is presented on a user interface of a user device of the freelancer member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Siyu You, Aman Grover, Manoj Rameshchandra Thakur
  • Patent number: 10600046
    Abstract: Techniques for mobile devices configured to support settlement of charges in electronic invoices or bills are described. An NFC mobile device is used to read off from a POS device data pertaining to the electronic invoices for payment. The data includes the electronic invoice and other information regarding a registered user of the POS device or an owner thereof is. After the user verifies the amount being charged and authorizes the payment, the NFC mobile device communicates with a payment gateway or network for payment that is configured to proceed with the payment in accordance with a chosen payment methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: RFCyber Corporation
    Inventors: Xiangzhen Xie, Liang Seng Koh, Hsin Pan
  • Patent number: 10594722
    Abstract: Methods, systems and media for evaluating layered computer security products are provided. In some embodiments, the method comprises: (a) identifying portions of attack data associated with an attack; (b) linking the portions of attack data; (c) testing security products using the linked attack data, at least two of the security products using different portions of the linked attack data; (d) storing the results of the testing; (e) repeating (a)-(d) for multiple attacks; receiving information identifying a subset of the security products from a remote computing device; identifying a first set of detected attacks for each of the plurality of security product using the stored results; determining a number of attacks in a union of each of the first sets of identified attacks; determining a detection rate for the identified security products based on the union and the number of tested attacks; and causing the detection rate to be presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
    Inventors: Nathaniel Gordon Boggs, Salvatore J. Stolfo
  • Patent number: 10592639
    Abstract: A client platform supports digital rights management. The client platform comprises a digital rights management (DRM) engine which, when executed, enables the client platform to monitor download operations performed by the client platform and to obtain a shadow image for a digital content item from a DRM blockchain, in response to an operation to download the digital content item from a remote source. The shadow image comprises a hash of the digital content item and copyright policy settings to indicate security constraints for the digital content item. The client platform may automatically determine whether the copyright policy settings for the digital content item allow modification of the digital content item. A user may be allowed to create a modified version of the digital content item only if the copyright policy settings allow modification of the digital content item. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Tamara Gaidar, Eran Birk, Nava Levy, Glen J. Anderson, Ned M. Smith
  • Patent number: 10593117
    Abstract: Methods generate a dynamic real-world environment with at least one interactive ARBit. Environment information captured from a real-world environment is received from a mobile computing device. The environment information is processed to determine identified features corresponding to the real-world environment and the dynamic real-world environment is generated based upon the identified features. An ARBit database is searched for ARBits that match the identified features and the matched ARBits are added to an ARBit collection. The dynamic real-world environment and the ARBit collection are sent to the mobile device. A user of the mobile device interacts with the dynamic real-world environment and at least one displayed ARBit of the ARBit collection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: NEARME AR, LLC
    Inventors: Ronald Dale Clement, Elaine Terese Clement
  • Patent number: 10588760
    Abstract: A prosthetic foot comprising a foot part, a proximal connecting member which is swiveled to the foot part and an adjustment device with which the foot part can be adjusted relative to the connecting member, and at least one position sensor associated with the adjustment device and being coupled to a signal generating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: OTTOBOCK SE & CO. KGAA
    Inventors: Hermann Meyer, Sven Kaltenborn, Steffen Althaus
  • Patent number: 10592874
    Abstract: A point of sale terminal of a merchant includes a third party payment provider display area for payment using a third party payment provider. The point of sale terminal receives an authentication notification for a consumer from the third party payment provider. The consumer is authenticated using one or more of a personal identification number, an image of the consumer, a quick response code scanned from a mobile device of the consumer, or a code received via near field communications with the mobile device of the consumer. The point of sale terminal requests payment from the third party payment provider for a transaction with the consumer using the transaction amount and authentication information. The third party provider display area allows new payment modalities to be used at the point of sale terminal without requiring modification of the instructions for the point of sale terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Worldpay, LLC
    Inventor: Nicholas G. Nayfack
  • Patent number: 10592962
    Abstract: Systems and methods for improving the efficiency of order fulfillment are disclosed. When fulfilling an order in which substitutions are required, due to unavailability of particular products, the process of contacting the customer and receiving a selection from the customer can be separated from the picking process. The picker can continue to fulfill the order, while an automated system offers alternatives and receives selections from the customer. If appropriate, the substitution can be appended to the picker's list. If the picker has completed the remainder of the order, on the other hand, a new order with the substitution can be created, which can later be aggregated with the original order. A variety of methods can be used to efficiently present substitutions to the customer and receive choices from the customer, including use of imagery of substitute items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Wesley Scott Lauka, Julia Hannah Blum, Taylor Wayne Andrus, Trevor Joseph Allred
  • Patent number: 10592952
    Abstract: A labor marketplace exchange (LME) computing system and method are provided. The LME computing system communicates with communications devices of service providers and service users. The LME computing system receives service provider profile data from the service providers. Service users can submit service queries to the LME computing system. Based on the parameters of the service query, service providers are identified by the LME computing system. A service request is then sent to a service provider identified by the LME computing system and selected by the service user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: GigSmart, Inc.
    Inventors: Theodore A. Catino, Beverly A. Catino, Mitchell A. Catino
  • Patent number: 10586045
    Abstract: A system and method for test a mobile device software application is provided. In one example, a mobile application can interface with an emulation environment or mobile device that has been loaded with a kernel module that is configured to intercept certain system calls made by the mobile application, log the system calls, and generate a report based on the logged system calls. A user of the test environment can interface with the environment via a web browser that can also be used to load one or more tests that can be applied to the mobile device software application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: The MITRE Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew J. Pyles, Jonathan E. Buttner, Nicolas Van Balen
  • Patent number: 10586263
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for pressure-based apparel image searching are provided herein. A computer-implemented method includes determining an object of interest within an image displayed on a screen by detecting physical contact imparted by a user at a particular position on the screen corresponding to where the first object is located; quantifying the amount of pressure applied by the user via the physical contact; determining additional objects of interest based on the amount of pressure applied by the user by identifying objects that are located within a specified distance from the first object, and wherein the specified distance corresponds to the amount of pressure applied by the user; retrieving, from at least one electronic commerce website, images of products corresponding to the first object of interest and images of products corresponding to each of the additional objects of interest; and displaying the retrieved images on the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Vikas Raykar, Amrita Saha, Raghavendra Singh
  • Patent number: 10586270
    Abstract: The disclosed system and methods adjust one or more parameters affecting the purchase of one or more items and change a buyer interface in order to display the consolidated parameter to a buyer. Example embodiments include a machine-implemented method for detecting an edit to the shopping cart, conducting a complex parameter editing simulation based on data accessed from multiple databases, adjusting a parameter associated with an item in the shopping cart, and adjusting and displaying a cart total to the buyer. The system can further receive an indication to checkout the shopping cart and edit complex parameters during checkout accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Sailendra Reddy, Raphael Tsow, Scott Sharp
  • Patent number: 10586276
    Abstract: A method and an electronic device for composing an image are provided. An electronic device includes a display configured to display an image of a user photographed by a camera; an input component configured to receive a user input; a communicator configured to facilitate a communication with an external server; and a processor configured to display the image of the user on the display, set an avatar region within the image of the user based on the received user input, generate an avatar to be displayed on the avatar region, and control the display to combine the avatar with the image of the user and to display the resulting composite image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sun Choi, Sun-hwa Kim, Jae-young Lee, Gi-ppeum Choi
  • Patent number: 10585906
    Abstract: A database system may implement communications language queries to query data based on relationships between communications. A user may input a communications language query, and may process the query at a user device or at a database server. In some cases, the database server may process the query based on a periodic or event-based trigger. Processing the query may involve identifying one or more sets of communication events based on the type of communication event or a property of the communication event (e.g., referred to as a moment or score), as well as a temporal, user, or geographic relationship between the sets of communication events. The user device or database server may return a timestamp of a communication event, moment, or score, a number of occurrences of communication events, moments, or scores, or a Boolean value indicating whether a particular communication event, moment, or score exists to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Robert Michael Van Osten, Sean Lynch, Matthew Burghoffer, Adam Evans, Joseph Michael Chrzanowski