Electronic Shopping Patents (Class 705/26.1)
  • Patent number: 10096058
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes methods for fulfilling a request using a connected inventory fulfillment service. Entities that use the same financial application to store inventory data are invited to participate as participating providers in a connected inventory fulfillment service. When a request for a product for fulfillment using the connected inventory fulfillment service is received, participating providers that could fulfill the request are identified by matching information in the request to inventory data stored using the financial application. A participating provider that could fulfill the request is then selected to fulfill the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventors: Molly Beth Davis, Ashlee Beggs, Roger Meike, Todd Elliott, Mike Gabriel
  • Patent number: 10097953
    Abstract: An electronic system provides various features and functionality for managing resources. An alert may be sent when a mobile device crosses a geo-fence. The alert may describe how much of the resource is available for the types of transaction that are likely to occur within the geo-fence. The alert may request or confirm the allocation of the transaction to a resource pool or suggest alternative transactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Wayne Hartman, Nathan Mahoney, Hoang Trung Vo, Joshua Samuel Leonard, Michal Leighton Van Cleave, Jeffrey Young, Luke James Gradeless, Brandon K. Esplin
  • Patent number: 10089412
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of (800) and a system (316) for processing a search query received from an electronic device (302) associated with a user (170). The method comprises executing (802) a search based on the search query to generate search results; accessing (804) a register (340) comprising multiple entries; upon determining (806) that a search result resource associated with the at least one of the search results corresponds to the resource of the at least one of the multiple entries of the register, generating a graphical component (408, 508, 608) associated with the transaction service identifier; inserting (808) the graphical component (408, 508, 608) within a search result page (SERP); and transmitting (810) the SERP to the electronic device (302) for rendering on a display of the electronic device (302).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: YANDEX EUROPE AG
    Inventors: Mikhail Jurievich Kosarev, Svetlana Anatolievna Perlovskaya, Valeriy Valeryevich Leletko
  • Patent number: 10089808
    Abstract: A locker bank system for expanding the capacity of a fixed locker bank having monitors when the number of available lockers drops below a predefined threshold capacity at the fixed locker bank. In response to this trigger, a mobile locker bank is automatically routed to the fixed locker bank to increase a number of available lockers at the location. A computing system at the fixed locker bank and the mobile locker bank are adapted to control access to the fixed and mobile locker bank lockers. Each locker bank further includes a communication system that is adapted to facilitate direct or indirect communication between the fixed locker bank computing system and the mobile locker bank computing system when the mobile locker bank is positioned adjacent the location of the fixed locker bank. Together the fixed locker bank and the mobile locker bank may function as a unitary locker bank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: United Parcel Service of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Juan Perez, Robert J. Gillen, Kalin Robinson
  • Patent number: 10089595
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, an event query to an item supply chain event database is processed such that a trace extraction algorithm will be executed to determine extracted trace data. A plurality of location nodes may then be graphically represented on an interactive user display based on the extracted trace data. Similarly, a plurality of item flow edges connecting location nodes may be graphically represented on the interactive user display based on the extracted trace data. According to some embodiments, a selection from a user is received via the interactive user display, the selection being associated with at least some of the graphically represented information. Responsive to the received selection, the graphical representation may be adjusted in accordance with the extracted trace data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Florian Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 10089609
    Abstract: Embodiments allocate and synchronize virtual currency balance of a user among multiple user devices. A user profile is maintained at a central server. The user profile stores a total virtual currency balance and a designation of multiple user devices associated with the user. The total virtual currency balance may be divided among and allocated to the multiple user devices, for example, based on usage data associated with each user device. The portion of the total virtual currency balance allocated to each user device may be stored locally at a local wallet of the corresponding user device. The local virtual currency balance on a user device may be used to purchase goods or services, such as playing a game. If the locally stored virtual currency balance of a given user device runs low, the user device may request additional virtual currency from other user devices without contacting the central server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: VISA INTERNATIONAL SERVICE ASSOCIATION
    Inventor: Zhiqiang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10086716
    Abstract: A charging system for a vehicle, a vehicle comprising the charging system, and a method for controlling charging a vehicle with the charging system are provided. The charging system comprises: a battery; a first charging branch comprising a first rectifying unit and a first charging interface, in which the battery is connected with the first charging interface via the first rectifying unit; a second charging branch comprising a second rectifying unit and a second charging interface, in which the battery is connected with the second charging interface via the second rectifying unit; and a control unit connected with the first rectifying unit and the second rectifying unit respectively and configured to control the first charging branch and the second charging branch to charge the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: BYD COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Guangming Yang, Xiaohui Zhang, Zheqing Tang, Jian Liu
  • Patent number: 10089675
    Abstract: Data mining systems and methods are disclosed for associating users with items based on underlying personas. The system associates each user account with one or more underlying personas that contribute to the user's interactions with different items, and models user-to-item associations in accordance with the underlying personas based on probabilistic matrix factorization. The system may further predict an active persona for a user based on the user's recent interactions with items and make item related recommendations that are oriented to the active persona.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajeev Ramnarain Rastogi, Varnit Agnihotri, Rushi Bhatt, Srujana Merugu
  • Patent number: 10085153
    Abstract: A wearable device can establish a verified session with a host device. For example, if a user wearing the wearable device unlocks the host device (e.g., by entering a credential), the devices can create a verified session, which can persist across lock and unlock events at the host device. For the duration of the verified session, a host device can request session confirmation from the wearable device at any time to confirm that the verified session is still in progress. While the session is in progress, the host can make features available such as bypassing re-entry of a credential during unlock operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse W. Boettcher, Craig Federighi, Bryan J. James, James Eric Mason
  • Patent number: 10083479
    Abstract: Techniques described herein may enable a user to develop a product UI for an enterprise software program in a manner that reduces or eliminates the need for IT development, testing, and deployment. A user-friendly interface may be provided that enables a user to obtain product information describing a product from a product catalog and create interface objects (e.g., labels, textboxes, dropdown boxes, etc.) that use to the product information in a manner that can directly determine how the product information is presented in a product UI. Rules may be added to control how interface objects behave and are used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Mastaneh Zavar, Allan S Andrew, Ramakrishna V Rudhraraju, Alex Wu, Surulivel S Pandian, Sivaraman Sampath
  • Patent number: 10078867
    Abstract: A method implemented on an augmented reality electronic device includes viewing at least a portion of a financial document with the augmented reality electronic device. One or more words or phrases in a section of the financial document are identified using the augmented reality electronic device. A customer associated with the financial document is identified. An indication of the one or more words or phrases and an identification of the customer are sent to a server computer. Customized content is received from the server computer based on the one or more words or phrases and the identification of the customer. The customized content is displayed on the augmented reality electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Christin Chan, Erick Von Tengelitsch, II
  • Patent number: 10078672
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a search device includes a first storage to store therein a keyword group generated by grouping keyword candidates which are to be candidates for a search keyword according to a rule set in advance; a first acquisition unit to acquire a first recommended keyword which is the keyword candidate partially including an input string not yet been entered; a second acquisition unit to acquire a second recommended keyword which is included in the keyword group to which the first recommended keyword belongs and which is the keyword candidate other than the first recommended keyword; an output unit to output a search screen for displaying the first recommended keyword and the second recommended keyword in a selectable way; and a search unit to perform a search with the first recommended keyword or the second recommended keyword selected on the search screen as the search keyword.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignees: TOSHIBA SOLUTIONS CORPORATION, KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Wataru Nakano, Toshihiko Manabe, Tomoharu Kokubu, Masumi Inaba
  • Patent number: 10078825
    Abstract: An ordering system for a business includes an ordering terminal, a queue module, an order execution module, and an agent. The ordering terminal receives a first order from a first person. The queue module stores data representing the first order. The order execution module conveys the first order to the point of sale terminal. The agent is installed on a point of sale terminal and selectively sends user interface events to a point of sale application executing on the point of sale terminal. The order execution module conveys the first order to the point of sale terminal by (i) retrieving the data representing the first order from the queue module and (ii) instructing the agent to send user interface events according to the retrieved data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Nextep Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Marshall Cummings
  • Patent number: 10075543
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device including an information acquisition unit configured to, on the basis of a condition previously associated with at least a piece of identification information in book data in which the identification information is associated with at least a part of first information among pieces of information, acquire second information consistent with the condition from a social networking service, and an editing unit configured to replace the first information associated with the piece of identification information with the acquired second information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Ishikawa, Takuya Namae, Daisuke Matsumoto, Kenji Hisanaga
  • Patent number: 10074109
    Abstract: In one implementation, a method for providing information to computer users includes receiving at a server system an indicator of an action performed on a third-party website by a first user of a social network of users. The method can also include creating by the server system first promotional information based upon the received indicator and information associated with the first user of the social network. The method can further include persistently storing by the server system the created first promotional information in a repository of promotional information, wherein the repository stores promotional information associated with a plurality of third-party websites for display to users of a plurality of social networks. The method can additionally include receiving at the server system a request for promotional information to display to a second user of the social network, the second user having an acquaintance relationship with the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Vinay Goel, Rahul S. Kulkarni, Subramanya Srikanth Belwadi, Siddartha Naidu, Ramanathan V. Guha
  • Patent number: 10073958
    Abstract: A system enables network-based systems to confirm the identity of users and/or the authenticity of their credentials during their registration process by providing a database of verified users and various means for requesting and verifying user-provided information using the database. For example, the system may verify credentials and/or other aspects of the user and store such information in a database. The system may also generate badges that can be displayed on various content sites and that link to a summary of the user's verified information. The summaries may be customized for each content site at which the user has registered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: ProfileCorrect LLC
    Inventor: John Spence
  • Patent number: 10068371
    Abstract: Techniques for extraction of body parameters, dimensions and shape of a customer are presented herein. A model descriptive of a garment, a corresponding calibration factor and reference garment shapes can be assessed. A garment shape corresponding to the three-dimensional model can be selected from the reference garment shapes based on a comparison of the three-dimensional model with the reference garment shapes. A reference feature from the plurality of reference features may be associated with the model feature. A measurement of the reference feature may be calculated based on the association and the calibration factor. The computed measurement can be stored in a body profile associated with a user. An avatar can be generated for the user based on the body profile and be used to show or indicate fit of a garment, as well as make fit and size recommendations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Su, Mihir Naware, Jatin Chhugani
  • Patent number: 10069854
    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: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
    Inventors: Nathaniel Gordon Boggs, Salvatore J Stolfo
  • Patent number: 10063899
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automatically obtaining cost-efficient access to a media content collection are provided. A user selection of a media content collection, which consists of a number of media assets, is received. A first price is determined for receiving access to the entire media content collection using a single transaction. For each media asset of the media content collection a set of providers of the media asset are identified, and the lowest price for receiving access to each media asset is determined. The lowest price for receiving access to each media asset of the media content collection is accumulated to determine a second price for receiving access to the media content collection using multiple transactions. The first and the second price are compared, and access to the media content collection is received based on this comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Craig Peterson, William J. Korbecki, Jonathan Arme, Brian Fife
  • Patent number: 10063600
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments include systems and methods for distributed control of media-playback components of a webcast. In an example, a webcast presenter's device can include a webcast compositing engine for creating a webcast from a variety of data sources, a media-playback engine for playing media content items, and a message processing engine for processing messages sent from audience members to the presenter. The message processing engine can obtain the messages and parse the messages for tokens indicative of a requested media content item. The message processing engine, having identified the requested media content item, can then cause the media-playback engine to play the requested content or add it to a queue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Spotify AB
    Inventors: Brendan Marsh, Felix Bruns, Niklas Wahlen
  • Patent number: 10062122
    Abstract: Audit performance systems and methods can be used to provide objective assessment of the performance of claim administrators. Data from audits performed by one or more insurance broker consultants can be input into the audit performance system, and analyzed, to generate reports that compare the performance of a selected claim administrator to an industry standard level of performance or to one or more other claim administrators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Aon Global Operations Ltd (Singapore Branch)
    Inventors: Kevin Combes, Paul Braun, Larry Joe Galusha
  • Patent number: 10062100
    Abstract: Techniques disclosed herein identify visitors who visit a real-world shopping venue as belonging to a group. This involves tracking a physical action of a visitor present at the real-world shopping venue and identifying the visitor based on the tracked physical action and previously collected visitor information associated with the venue. The visitor is determined to be a member of a group based on the previously collected visitor information. Based on determining that the visitor is a member of the group, a notification is sent to another member of the group. The notification identifies that the visitor has placed at least one item in a sharing cart while the visitor is present at the real-world shopping venue. A system determines that visitors who routinely visit a real-world shopping venue belong to a group based on their activities while visiting the venue, and allows the visitors to provide feedback to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Tobias Martin Bocanegra Alvarez, Martin Buergi, Cedric Huesler, Sachin Soni, Ashish Duggal, Anmol Dhawan
  • Patent number: 10055776
    Abstract: The embodiments provide a system for decision-making criteria-based recommendations. The system may include a decision engine configured to receive a request for recommendations for an option problem associated with a product or service category, and determine options among a plurality of options for the product or service category based on preference information. The preference information may include activated decision-making criteria and corresponding weight values. The corresponding weight values may represent a relative importance of each activated decision-making criterion. The decision engine may be configured to determine options among the plurality of options including calculating scores for the plurality of options based on, in part, the activated decision-making criteria and the corresponding weight values and selecting the options among the plurality of options based on the calculated scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Philippe Nemery, Wen-Syan Li
  • Patent number: 10057613
    Abstract: Certain exemplary embodiments relate to entertainment systems and, more particularly, certain exemplary embodiments relate to jukebox systems that incorporate digital downloading jukebox features along with karaoke jukebox and/or photo booth features. A combined karaoke/photo booth/jukebox may enable more integrated performance-like experiences in an in-home or out-of-home location or venue. By leveraging vast audio media libraries, trusted rights-respecting network infrastructure, and on-site image/video capturing from integrated recorders and/or remote portable devices, a more sociable experience may be created for karaoke jukebox patrons, e.g., where custom content can be generated and shared in a safe and legally appropriate manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: TOUCHTUNES MUSIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ed Rivera, Michael Tooker, Francois Guy, Francois Beaumier, Charles Battle, Mounir Khenfir, Charles Garneau
  • Patent number: 10055712
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a repair or purchase program that may be associated with a common carrier. In various embodiments, one or more bids for a target item are received prior to receiving a listing for an item. After receiving the listing for the item, one or more relevant bids may be identified. Information associated with at least one of the identified bids may be provided. A user selection of one of the identified bids may be received. Completion of the transaction indicated by the user's selection may be facilitated. Associated methods, systems, and computer program products are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: United Parcel Service of America, Inc.
    Inventor: Carrie Parris
  • Patent number: 10055775
    Abstract: A method of acquiring and processing information on a mobile terminal is provided. The method includes: receiving, at the mobile terminal, information about at least one item displayed on an external display device from the external display device; and performing, at the mobile terminal, a function for the at least one item based on the received information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Do-jun Yang, Sun-eung Park, Jin-goo Seo, Soo-in Jang
  • Patent number: 10055470
    Abstract: A method and system to retrieve data dynamically from one or more datasets are disclosed. The method comprises receiving at least one query in a first query language. Thereafter, splitting the at least one query in the first query language into a plurality of sub-queries and transforming the plurality of sub-queries into one or more second query languages, wherein the one or more second query languages correspond to the one or more datasets. Other embodiments include a method that comprises processing the one or more transformed queries to retrieve one or more query results from the one or more datasets, and processing the one or more query results to generate a data presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: IMS HEALTH INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Marcelo Manzo, Christopher Hahn, Nazmul Hasan
  • Patent number: 10057259
    Abstract: An in-vehicle authentication system is disclosed. The in-vehicle authentication system includes a first authentication object apparatus; and a second authentication object apparatus configured to perform communication with the first authentication object apparatus. The first authentication object apparatus and the second authentication object apparatus are configured to perform mutual authentication via the communication such that a relationship between an authenticating side and an authenticated side is exchanged, and at least one of the first authentication object apparatus and the second authentication object apparatus transmits, to a counterpart, an authentication response in response to an authentication response demand from the counterpart and an authentication response demand from itself to the counterpart by a single transmission signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kunihiro Murakami
  • Patent number: 10055621
    Abstract: An agricultural exchange system includes a smart chute for isolating a live animal. The live animal can be weighed, photographed, and identified while in the smart chute. A subscriber unit receives measured data and transmits the data to a centralized server. The centralized server stores measured data and identification data as part of a product data card for the live animal. The centralized server provides the data as needed to potential buyers directly or through a service provider. Potential buyers may access the data in real time to obtain detailed information on a live animal prior to purchase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: AGEX, INC.
    Inventors: Wendel Denman Thuss, Jared Wright
  • Patent number: 10055688
    Abstract: A method for receiving a context based service includes: providing a user identifier (ID) to a service provider, the user ID being used for a recommendation of a service by a recommendation engine using a decision model; and receiving a recommended service from the service provider, the recommended service being recommended through a recommendation description (RD), the RD determined by the recommendation engine based on the decision model and at least one of a user description (UD) and a context description (CD) being obtained through the user ID.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Korea Electronics Technology Institute
    Inventors: Jae Won Moon, TaeBeom Lim, KyungWon Kim, SeungWoo Kum, JongBin Park, JongJin Jung
  • Patent number: 10055763
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for classifying user intent based on spatial information relayed via a mobile device. Embodiments commence upon receiving a location beacon identification value originating from a location beacon, which location beacon identification value is then relayed to the server from the mobile device. The server determines a set of one or more rules based at least in part on the location beacon identification value, and then transmits at least a portion of a set of one or more rules to the mobile device, (e.g., using a mobile device carrier's infrastructure). The rules comprise triggers, and when a trigger fires, user categorization is determined and user intent is predicted. The user categorization and/or predicted user intent is used to select an advertising message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tyler Lee Scott, Kristine E. Robison, Stephen John Papa
  • Patent number: 10049415
    Abstract: An ownership interest in copies of physical artifacts is acquired from a set of owners. Each physical artifact contains a copyrighted work. The acquired ownership interest in the copyrighted work is transferred from at least a subset of the physical artifacts into a corresponding subset of digital content media items. The acquired ownership interest in the copyrighted works is leveraged to permit a set of consumers to access and utilize the subset of digital content media items. One or more computing devices execute a set of one or more functions to ensure a quantity of the consumers permitted to concurrently access digitized content of the digital content media items never exceeds a quantity of the acquired ownership interests acquired from the physical artifacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventor: Brian K. Buchheit
  • Patent number: 10048838
    Abstract: In an approach for displaying applications associated with content in a clipboard, a computer receives a selection of content to transfer to a clipboard, wherein the content is selected from a first application on a computing device. The computer identifies one or more applications on one or more computing devices capable of processing the received selection. The computer assigns the identified one or more applications to one or more categories. The computer displays one or more user interface objects representative of the one or more applications with a respective assigned category.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Girish Padmanabhan, Sunanda Patil, Hina Purohit
  • Patent number: 10049138
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for an online community management system. One method calculates users' reputations that are based on the activities of each user in the online community. The reputation measures the quality of the user activities in the community. Further, the method includes operations for periodically calculating reputation statistical measures based on the users' reputations, and for sorting the users based on the reputation statistical measures. A user interface for a manager of the online community is provided, the user interface including a presentation of reputation information about a group of users of the online community identifying trends in changes of the reputation. The group of users is selected based on the sorting, and the user interface provides an option to select a first user from the group of users to obtain a display of events associated with the selected user in the online community.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Andrew Falor, Richard Feit, Marcos Boyington, Mark Morgan, Brian Ziman
  • Patent number: 10049429
    Abstract: A first method for mapping out a design by using a symbolized image and a second method for analyzing an object of design to which a symbolized image is applied is provided. The first method includes the steps of: mapping out an object of design to display the symbolized image including a symbolic sign created at a position in the symbolized image corresponding to a blank space of a character image; and outputting an image of the object of design. Further, the second method includes the steps of: receiving information on an appearance of the object of design implemented by using a symbolized image including a symbolic sign created at a position in the symbolized image corresponding to a blank space of the character image; extracting the symbolized image implemented on the object of design; and (c) displaying the extracted symbolized image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventor: Jung ha Ryu
  • Patent number: 10049352
    Abstract: In a transaction between a merchant and a customer, a mobile payment token is provided which includes a mobile payment indicator that indicates payment is to be facilitated by interaction with a customer mobile device, and a mobile device identifier that uniquely identifies the customer mobile device. The mobile payment token is provided in a transaction message to a transaction processing component in place of, and consistent with a format of, a primary account number (PAN). The transaction processing component, upon determining the transaction message contains a mobile payment indicator, sends the mobile device identifier to a mobile payment server which uses the mobile device identifier to interact with the customer mobile device to facilitate the payment transaction. Based on a reply from the customer mobile device, the mobile payment server provides information to the transaction processing component to complete the transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Apriva, LLC
    Inventors: Michael S. Klingen, Edward F. Staiano
  • Patent number: 10042513
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a multifunction device with a touch screen display and a plurality of applications concurrently displays a first plurality of application launch icons in a first area of the touch screen display, detects a first input by a user, and in response to detecting the first input by the user, displays a search input area on the touch screen display. In some embodiments, the device receives search input from the user, performs a search using the search input, and displays a plurality of search results from the search. In some embodiments, the device detects user selection of a first search result in the plurality of search results, and displays information corresponding to the first search result in the corresponding first application. In some embodiments, in response input from the user, the device returns to the search results and repeats this process for one or more applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Imran Chaudhri
  • Patent number: 10044733
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for generating a media playlist by a media rendering device having a proximity detector. The proximity detector detects a first identification device, receives a first identification associated with the first identification device, and selects a first preference list associated with the first identification. The proximity detector detects a second identification device, receives a second identification associated with the second identification device, and selects a second preference list associated with the second identification. The media player generates a combined preference list based upon the first preference list and the second preference list and generates a playlist of songs based on the combined preference list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: D&M Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Murrells, Peter Celinski, Martin Richard Wachter, Anders Brogestam
  • Patent number: 10044731
    Abstract: A system and method uses any or all of information of a user and/or user's activity at a second web site, information of the user's friends or other connections at the second web site, or registration information of the user, to determine whether to allow the user to communicate with other users of a first web site, prevent the user from communicating with other users of the first web site, or monitor the user's communications and allow or prevent the user from further communication based on the monitored communications at the first web site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Zoosk, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander F. Mehr, Shayan G. Zadeh
  • Patent number: 10037563
    Abstract: A user communicates, such as through text, a phrase or word to quickly place and pay for an order. The phrase corresponds to details of the order and one phrase can contain orders with multiple merchants. Once the phrase is communicated, a service provider or merchant determines the order from the phrase and processes the order, which may include transmitting order details to the merchant(s) and processing the payment(s) to the merchant(s) on behalf of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Ruchi Bansal, Rajesh Ramanand
  • Patent number: 10037560
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for processing transactions and associated data related to digital items, such as digital subscriptions. In one exemplary implementation, there is provided a method for processing information and transactions involving digital subscriptions. Moreover, illustrative methods may include processing digital subscription data from a first database, performing processing of information for display of at least some of the digital subscription data, and/or processing a checkout of the digital subscription.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Traina Interactive Corp.
    Inventors: Trevor Dow Traina, Joseph Peter Vierra, I, Jennifer Chih-Ting Chen, Mitchell Peter Galbraith
  • Patent number: 10033741
    Abstract: A communication method and system according to the present invention generates a unique cryptographically secure URI in response to receiving a user post. The user post and URI are stored temporarily. The URI is sent to an intended recipient. In response to a first instance of accessing the URI, the content is retrieved and sent to the intended recipient. The original uploaded content and URI are then deleted. In response to subsequent instances of accessing the URI, random content determined in part by a current environmental state of the communication, is returned. Recent subsequent instances can return thematically similar content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: BLINK.CLOUD LLC
    Inventor: Jonathan S. Luzader
  • Patent number: 10032203
    Abstract: A computing system comprises, in one example, a display system configured to generate user interface displays and a property surfacing system configured to detect a request to access properties corresponding to a selected unit and to access a unit-property association store that stores one or more association entities. Each association entity associates a property entity with the selected unit. The property surfacing system obtains the properties based on the associated property entity. The computing system comprises a display system controller configured to control the display system to generate a user interface property display with a representation of the properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Shaleen Sharma, Prabhat Kumar Pandey, Ashish Kothari, Anirban Saha, Hemant Raj, Kartheek Reddy Naini, Ashwinderjit Kaur
  • Patent number: 10025942
    Abstract: A system and method of establishing permissions for multi-tenancy storage using an organization matrices is provided. The method includes a computing application for setting permissions for accessing data entries of a multi-tenant database, the data entries storing data associated with a number of computing devices where the multi-tenant database is accessible by two or more tenants and/or sub-tenants. The method includes displaying via a graphical user interface that displays the one or more tenants in a single workspace where the tenants are displayed in a hierarchical structure. The method includes receiving a permission commands to establish the permissions for a tenant and causing the permissions to be set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: PTC Inc.
    Inventors: John Schaefer, Rick Bullotta
  • Patent number: 10025809
    Abstract: A system is designed for processing instructions in real time during a session. This system comprises: a preloader for obtaining reference data relating to the instructions, the reference data indicating the current values of each specified resource account data file, and the preloader being arranged to read the reference data for a plurality of received instructions in parallel from a master database; an enriched instruction queue for queuing the instructions together with their respective preloaded reference data; an execution engine for determining sequentially whether each received instruction can be executed under the present values of the relevant resource account files and for each executable instruction to generate an updating command; and an updater, responsive to the updating command from the execution engine (for updating the master database with the results of each executable instruction, the operation of the plurality of updaters being decoupled from the operation of the execution engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Euroclear SA/NV
    Inventors: Henri Petit, Jean-Francois Collin, Nicolas Marechal, Christine Deloge
  • Patent number: 10025957
    Abstract: A secure provisioning manifest used to authenticate and securely communicate with peripherals attached to a computer is provided with techniques to learn about a new peripheral not authorized to be attached to the computer and possibly gain authorization for the peripheral. A secure I/O module, that is separate from an operating system and transaction software executed by a processor of the computer, uses the secure provisioning manifest to authenticate and establish a secure encrypted session for communicating with each peripheral authorized to be attached to the computer. When an unauthorized peripheral is found, identifying information for the peripheral is transmitted to an enterprise provisioning server with a request to authorize the peripheral.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Erick Christian Kobres, Ron William Rogers
  • Patent number: 10026076
    Abstract: The subject matter described herein includes methods, systems, and computer readable media for virtual card transfer between near field communications (NFC)-enabled mobile devices. According to one aspect, a method for over-the-air (OTA) virtual card transfer between NFC-enabled mobile devices is disclosed. The method includes receiving, at an OTA provisioning server, a virtual card, from a sending mobile device, that is intended for a receiving mobile device. The virtual card is provisioned, over the air, to the receiving mobile device, where the virtual card is immediately presentable by the receiving mobile device at a point of sale terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Pradeep Kumar, Mohammad Khan
  • Patent number: 10019742
    Abstract: A system may include a server device configured to receive, from a catalog administrator device, a 3D product model encoded in a 3D modeling format, receive, from the catalog administrator device, a definition of a hotspot including an association of a location on the 3D product model with an element of product media related to an aspect of the 3D product model, and store the 3D product model in a data store in association with the hotspot and the element of product media. A user device may be configured to receive a 3D catalog from a server device, display, on the user device using a 3D object renderer, a 3D product model of the 3D catalog, the 3D product model being encoded in a 3D modeling format, and send, to the server device, analytics data indicative of user interaction with the 3D product model using the 3D object renderer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: ONU, LLC
    Inventors: Settimio Michael Sesti, Sean Hurwitz
  • Patent number: 10019724
    Abstract: A mobile device with a display, processor(s), and memory: displays promotional offers; detects a user input selecting one of the promotional offers; and initiates performance of a transaction with an automatic retail machine to purchase a product stocked by the automatic retail machine. The mobile device also: receives a transaction completion notification from the payment module indicating that the product corresponding to the selected promotional offer was vended by the automatic retail machine; and, in response to receiving the transaction completion notification, provides a prompt to the user of the mobile device to obtain a product code for the vended product to validate the promotional offer. The mobile device further: obtains the product code for the vended product; transmits the product code to the server; and, in response: receives promotion validation information from the server; and displays the promotion validation information indicating whether the respective promotion offer was validated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: PAYRANGE INC.
    Inventor: Paresh K. Patel
  • Patent number: 10016689
    Abstract: Systems and methods for analyzing a game application are disclosed. While the game application is executed in a gameplay session, embodiment of the systems and methods can acquire data associated with the game application. The data acquired during the gameplay session may be associated with a session identifier. Different types of data (such as telemetry data and video data) can be linked together using the timestamps of the gameplay session. A user can choose a timestamp of the gameplay session to view the data associated with that timestamp. In certain embodiments, the systems and methods can associate an event with one or more timestamps. When a user chooses the event, the systems and methods can automatically display event data starting from the beginning of the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: ELECTRONIC ARTS INC.
    Inventors: Alexander Brian Marshall Lucas, Matthew Frederick Church, Curtis Aaron Onuczko, Jonathan David Cooper, Michelle Daphne Naylor, Tulay Tetiker McNally, Gavin Vankosky