Electronic Shopping Patents (Class 705/26.1)
  • Patent number: 11328334
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and system are disclosed for capturing an image of an item identifier by a wearable sensor. The item identifier can be analyzed to identify a specific item. The specific item can then be referenced to display information on the specific item, and display the results of analysis made with reference to the specific item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Seth Ethington, Amy R. Marquez, Corey Pickrel, Heather Hernandez, Zakery L. Johnson, Michael Scott McQuarrie, Sharon K. Haverlah, Gabriel C. Fernandez
  • Patent number: 11328346
    Abstract: A first type of data regarding an unidentified product is collected. A first type of analysis on the first type of data is performed. A second type of data regarding an unidentified product is collected. A second type of analysis on the second type of data is performed. Based upon the first type of analysis on the first type of data and the second type of analysis on the second type of data, product identification for the unidentified product is performed. Based on the product identification, an identity of the unidentified product is output. A user is enabled to perform a business interaction with a product matching the identity of the unidentified product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Igor S. Ramos, Kimberly J. Taft, Devon E. Mensching
  • Patent number: 11328542
    Abstract: A method for reporting fault information of a shareable vehicle to a server includes controlling a recognition device to connect with an identification device of the shareable vehicle, and obtain an identification code from the identification device. Information as to the location of the parking device is acquired from a GPS device, and the fault information of the shareable vehicle is received from a mobile terminal after establishing communication with the mobile terminal. The identification code and fault information of the shareable vehicle, and the location of the parking device are uploaded to the server, to give an operating company or owner of the vehicle an opportunity to repair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Cheng-Xiang Liu
  • Patent number: 11327628
    Abstract: Provided is a method for processing live streaming data. An article selection interface is displayed in response to a publish request of an anchor account is received to display at least one article object, such that an anchor can select at least one target article object from the at least one article object, and further, the at least one target article object and related information of the at least one target article object can be displayed on a live streaming interface by at least one floating window, wherein the related information includes an allowable trading condition of the target article object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: BEIJING DAJIA INTERNET INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jiajie He, Yang Zhang, Yuyang Xu
  • Patent number: 11327641
    Abstract: Techniques related to data collaboration between different entities are disclosed. In an embodiment, a graph may be displayed in a computer graphical user interface. The graph may include nodes and edges. Each node may represent a distinct data object. Each edge may represent one or more relationships between the two distinct data objects. Based on one or more redaction criteria, a portion of the graph may be identified to be redacted before the graph is exported. Display of the graph in the computer graphical user interface may be updated to remove display of the portion of the graph. After the updating, a request to export the graph may be received. Responsive to receiving the request, a machine-readable representation of a redacted graph may be exported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Graham Dennis, Timothy Taylor, Kimberley Lear, Jesse Rickard, Dyon Balding, Hunter Pitelka, David Leblanc, Vaughan Shanks, Joel Davies, Steffen Merten, Christopher Cook, Christopher Male, Marc Barker
  • Patent number: 11321786
    Abstract: There are provided systems and methods for fan identification on a communication device for a performer during a performance. A service provider may determine attendees to a performance given by a performer. The service provider may also determine fan information for each of the attendees, for example, using media related to the performer on a communication device of the attendees, biometrics of the attendees during the performance, and/or social networking interactions. Based on the fan information for one or more attendees, the service provider may choose to recognize certain attendees during the performance, such as with a message from the performer or an upgrade. The service provider may notify the performer on a wearable or prompter device during the performance. The service provider may further track the attendees' interest during the performance and provide feedback to the performer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: STUBHUB, INC.
    Inventor: Kamal Zamer
  • Patent number: 11321724
    Abstract: A method of evaluating a product, the method may include with an assessment module executed by a processor assessing attributes of a target product and listing relevant descriptive terms of the target product descriptive of the attributes of the target product; with a network interface device, accessing a computer-networked marketplace and identifying at least one organic competing product matching at least one descriptive term; with a comparison module executed by the processor: comparing the descriptive terms of the target product to descriptive terms associated with the at least one organic competing product to generate a competitivity score; and with a recommendation module executed by the processor: generating an actionable report descriptive of a projected performance of the target product in the computer-networked marketplace relative to the at least one organic competing product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Pattern Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Smith, Jason Wells, Jacob N. Miller
  • Patent number: 11321744
    Abstract: Provided are a viral marketing service providing system for distributing advertisement costs for each marketer by analyzing a behavior of a content receiver, and a method therefor. For the viral marketing service for distributing advertisement costs for each marketer, the system comprises a content receiver behavior analyzing unit and a traffic quality index calculating unit, thereby precisely filtering abusing marketers (abusers), and thus can minimize damages to legitimate marketers with good intentions at the time of distributing predetermined advertisement costs. Also, the system can extract, by using a traffic quality index, high quality marketers who generate active behaviors on an advertiser's landing page or start a rumor of contents in a manner which aids in the advertising purpose of an advertiser, thereby distributing some of the advertisement costs paid by an advertiser to the marketers at a higher rate than other marketers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: TENPING INC.
    Inventor: Joon Seong Ko
  • Patent number: 11321700
    Abstract: A system and/or method may be provided to authenticate a user. An example method of authenticating a user includes receiving, by a merchant application, a user request to complete a transaction using a payment service provider. The method also includes in response to receiving the user request to complete the transaction, retrieving, by the merchant application, a browser cookie stored on a user device and associated with one or more user interactions with a browser included in the user device and the payment service provider. The method further includes in response to receiving the user request to complete the transaction, launching, by the merchant application, an instance of the browser that reads the browser cookie and authenticates the user based on the browser cookie.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventors: Poornima Venkatakrishnan, Jeffrey Edward Harrell, Teddy Vincent Toms
  • Patent number: 11321758
    Abstract: Aspects include synchronizing online and retail shopping experiences for limited stock products. A non-limiting example computer-implemented method includes receiving, by an item tracking system, a request for a status of an item in a retail store, the request received from a user device of an in-person shopper located in the retail store, the status indicating whether the item is currently available for purchase by the in-person shopper. It is determined, by the item tracking system, the status of the item, the determining is based at least in part on whether an action was taken by an online shopper with respect to the item via a user device of the online shopper. The user device of the online shopper is located outside of the retail store. The item tracker system transmits the status of the item to the user device of the in-person shopper for output to the in-person shopper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shikhar Kwatra, Sarbajit K. Rakshit, Jeremy R. Fox, Sushain Pandit, Zachary A. Silverstein
  • Patent number: 11321286
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, methods, and computer program products are disclosed for categorizing a data set. An example method includes receiving first electronic information comprising objective indicia of quality associated with the data set and second electronic information comprising subjective indicia of quality associated with the data set. The example method further includes generating third electronic information comprising analytical indicia of quality associated with the data set based on the first electronic information and the second electronic information. The example method further includes generating a data quality rating for the data set based on the first electronic information, the second electronic information, and the third electronic information. Subsequently, the example method includes generating a data quality categorization for the data set based on the data quality rating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Nadine Mooney, Holly Angevine, Elizabeth Hinshaw, Richard Welsh, Raziq Yaqub
  • Patent number: 11322029
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a communicable integration of a user network of devices and a vendor system. Embodiments receive, at the vendor system from the user network of devices, a request for provisioning of products by a vendor; determine a provisioning location for provisioning of the products by the vendor; continuously identify a real-time location of the user via the one or more components of the user network of devices; continuously calculate a real-time first limit based on the continuously identified current location of the user and the provisioning location; calculate a total time to provision the products comprising a sum of a product preparation time and the real-time first limit; and optimize delivery of the products based on the total time to provision and the real-time location of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark Allan Nelson, Stephen Philip Selfridge, Ashish B. Tajpuria, Karen Lea MacQueen, Steven Michael Twombly
  • Patent number: 11317258
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method, system, and non-transitory computer-readable record medium for verifying a nearby friend based on a short-range wireless communication. A method of verifying a nearby friend based on a short-range wireless communication includes collecting, using processing circuitry, a plurality of device identifiers using short-range wireless communication, the plurality of device identifiers identifying a plurality of other electronic devices, transferring, using the processing circuitry, at least a portion of the plurality of device identifiers to a server, acquiring, using the processing circuitry, at least one social identifier from the server, each of the at least one social identifier being associated with a respective social network service (SNS) account, the at least one social identifier corresponding to the portion of the plurality of device identifiers, and providing the at least one social identifier through an interface of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: LINE PLUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hyukjae Jang, Donghyun Kim, Hey Young Yun, Jong Youn Ahn
  • Patent number: 11315147
    Abstract: A system and method for online marketing, comprises reading, by an electronic device, a machine-readable code corresponding to an object of interest or interpreting one or more characteristics of the object of interest itself in order to identify it; generating a request to a designated computer server for content related to the object of interest in response to processing a decoded address on the machine-readable code or the value of the one or more characteristics of the object of interest; and outputting a link to the content or outputting the content itself to a device in response to a receipt of the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: SILVER BAY SOFTWARE, LLC
    Inventors: Robert T. Durst, Jr., Kevin Doré Hunter
  • Patent number: 11315680
    Abstract: A system for medical device inventory management is disclosed. The system is comprised of at least one scanner to scan medical device information associated with a medical device. The at least one scanner is in operable communication with at least one computing device configured to receive the medical device information from the scanner. A processor is in operable communication with the computing device and an interpreter adapted to transpose the medical device information to a graphical user interface. An inventory module is in operable communication with the processor to inventory the medical device information, including preparing a list of a plurality of medical devices. A document generator is in operable communication with the computing device to generate a document in a shareable format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: SXANPRO
    Inventor: Ashlea Souffrou
  • Patent number: 11314827
    Abstract: A description-based search system can generate descriptions from item properties (e.g., item attribute) combinations. A user search request can be matched to one or more closest matching descriptions. The matching descriptions can be submitted as a query to a datastore, which returns results for display to the user. Additionally, the description based search system can link selected descriptions to pre-linked one or more pre-linked results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Houzz, Inc.
    Inventors: Ofir Zwebner, Xin Zheng
  • Patent number: 11315134
    Abstract: Auto-detecting an electronic shopping basket and auto-completing offer redemption codes on the shopping basket webpage. When the user selects an item to add to the shopping basket, the shopping basket webpage loads. A plug-in detects a load event and communicates that information to an offer system. The offer system reviews the information, identifies the merchant, and determines offer codes applicable to a purchase. The offer system communicates the offer code to the plug-in, which auto-completes the code on the electronic shopping basket. The user completes the online transaction and the merchant provides a notification of completed transaction webpage. The plug-in detects a load event for the completed transaction webpage and communicates information regarding the load event to the offer system. The offer system reviews the information, identifies the offer code previously transmitted for auto-completion, marks the offer code as redeemed, and calculates the redemption rate of the transmitted offer code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventor: Prasad Haridass
  • Patent number: 11315066
    Abstract: Embodiments herein describe a return network simulation system that can simulate changes in a retailer's return network to determine the impact of those changes. Advantageously, being able to accurately simulate the retailer's return network means changes can be evaluated without first making those adjustments in the physical return network. Doing so avoids the cost of implementing the changes on the return network without first being able to predict whether the changes will have a net positive result (e.g., a positive result that offsets any negative results). A retailer can first simulate the change on the return network, review how the change affects one or more KPIs, and then decide whether to implement the change in the actual return network. As a result, the retailer has a reliable indicator whether the changes will result in a desired effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ajay Ashok Deshpande, Ali Koc, Brian Leo Quanz, Jae-Eun Park, Yada Zhu, Yingjie Li, Christopher Scott Milite, Xuan Liu, Chandrasekhar Narayanaswami
  • Patent number: 11315336
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method and a device for editing a virtual scene, and a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium. The method includes determining a second location, in the virtual scene played on a terminal, corresponding to a first location of the terminal in a real space; generating one or more virtual objects editable within a predetermined range of the second location in the virtual scene; detecting an edit request for the virtual object; displaying an edit option in the virtual scene in response to the edit request; detecting an operation on the edit option; editing the virtual scene based on the operation on the edit option; and displaying the edited virtual scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xingsheng Lin
  • Patent number: 11308074
    Abstract: Techniques for managing a parts catalog of part objects corresponding to media content items are provided. Upon receiving a request to build a new part object for a part provider management system for a new content item, one embodiment collects a plurality of contribution references corresponding to a plurality of contributions relating to the new content item. A new part object is built based on the plurality of contributions and using a part creation graph corresponding to a type of the new content item. The new part object is published to a parts catalog for the part provider management system, for consumption by one or more downstream systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael John Ernest Wyatt, Dhrumil Mayank Kumar Upadhyaya, Kelvin Li, Kunwar Kanishk Singh, Kenneth Michael Benoit, Xiaozhe Shi, Deep Dubey, Sushanta Das, Thomas Chen
  • Patent number: 11308214
    Abstract: Processors in computerized systems can be targeted by hostile actors seeking to bypass security policies and may employ published or otherwise known vulnerabilities. Embodiments may include security subsystems and methods of operation that identify known vulnerabilities during execution and implement countermeasures or enforce security policies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ittai Anati, Stanley Gambarin
  • Patent number: 11308511
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer program product are disclosed to improve generation of electronic communications. The method may provide a plurality of content slots each configured to receive content, the content comprising at least one of promotion content or non-promotion content. The method may also include maintaining a database comprising a plurality of promotion content generators and non-promotion content generators, and determining, using a processor, one of the plurality of promotion content generators or non-promotion content generators for respectively supplying corresponding promotion content or non-promotion content to each of the plurality of content slots. The determining the one of the plurality of promotion content generators or non-promotion content generators may include determining selection parameters, and scoring the plurality of promotion content generators and non-promotion content generators based at least in part on the selection parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: GROUPON, INC.
    Inventors: Jeff Ayars, Ruslan Gilfanov, Jeff Holden, John M. Nickels, Pete Prokopowicz, Dan Roarty, David Thacker
  • Patent number: 11308547
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for generating a planogram of a store. The systems and methods may include receiving a plurality of images and transaction data. At least one of the plurality of images may include user data representing a user proximate the product. The transaction data may be associated with a completed purchase of the product. Based on the transaction data and the user data, a probability of the user retrieving the product may be determined and used to generate the planogram of the store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Kevin Winton Haulk
  • Patent number: 11308534
    Abstract: A computer system for automated third-party cost estimation and production management receives a request for a particular packaging design template. The system identifies, with a continuous monitoring software application, current system capabilities. The continuous monitoring software application is configured to query multiple packaging production machines located on different networks and at different locations, gather current operating characteristics of each packaging production machine selected from the multiple packaging production machines, and query a queue memory space at each packaging production machine selected from the multiple packaging production machines. Based upon the current system capabilities, the system selects a particular packaging production machine selected from the multiple packaging production machines to produce the particular packaging design template. The system then produces the particular packaging design template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: PACKSIZE LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Lamb, Aaron Reel, Hansemann Kiessner
  • Patent number: 11301817
    Abstract: A representation of a calendar view is rendered on a user interface (UI), the calendar view indicative of one or more calendar days comprising a time span including a plurality of sequential time slots. A representation of a calendar event is rendered that is indicative of a scheduled meeting in at least one of the sequential time slots. The scheduled meeting is rendered without an icon or button operative to provide an interactive control to join the scheduled meeting. In response to determining that a scheduled meeting has started, the representation is updated by adding a status indication that is indicative of a current status of the scheduled meeting. The current status is provided without joining the scheduled meeting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING
    Inventors: Eric Randall Sexauer, Ewin Davis Kannuthottiyil, Kevin Daniel Morrison, Amey Parandekar
  • Patent number: 11301787
    Abstract: Commit locks are used to control group transactions in tickets according to an algorithm by which a group transaction is initiated by a host computer and identifies a specified minimum number of tickets, but the group transaction cannot execute unless the host computer and/or one or more guest computers request greater than or equal to the specified minimum number of tickets. The text of the broadest independent claim also may serve as an abstract of the disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: FANIMAL, INC.
    Inventors: David Galbraith, Jonathan Halprin, Sam McClure
  • Patent number: 11303972
    Abstract: An example method involves a computing device: receiving point-of-view (POV) image data that is generated by an image capture device of a head-mountable device (HMD); using one or more real-world aspects detected in the POV image data as a basis for determining a context of the HMD; making a threshold determination as to whether or not the context of the HMD is appropriate for display of media content in the HMD; and when it is determined that the context is appropriate for display of media content in the HMD, then: (a) selecting first media content for display at the HMD, wherein the first media content is selected based at least in part on a combination of the determined context and a user-profile associated with the HMD; and (b) sending an indication to play out the first media content at the HMD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Eric Teller
  • Patent number: 11301818
    Abstract: A representation of a calendar view is rendered on a user interface (UI). The calendar view is indicative of one or more calendar days comprising a time span including a plurality of sequential time slots. A representation of a scheduled meeting is rendered in at least one of the sequential time slots. The scheduled meeting is rendered without an icon or button operative to provide an interactive control to join the scheduled meeting. In response to determining that the scheduled meeting has started, the representation of the scheduled meeting is converted to a live meeting object and the representation of the scheduled meeting is replaced with the converted live meeting object. The live meeting object renders a live video or audio output of the scheduled meeting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Eric Randall Sexauer, Ewin Davis Kannuthottiyil, Kevin Daniel Morrison, Amey Parandekar
  • Patent number: 11301762
    Abstract: Techniques for high-performance machine learning (ML) inference in heterogenous edge devices are described. A ML model trained using a variety of different frameworks is translated into a common format that is runnable by inferences engines of edge devices. The translated model is optimized in hardware-agnostic and/or hardware-specific ways to improve inference performance, and the optimized model is sent to the edge devices. The inference engine for any edge device can be accessed by a customer application using a same defined API, regardless of the hardware characteristics of the edge device or the original format of the ML model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gang Chen, Long Gao, Eduardo Manuel Calleja
  • Patent number: 11301219
    Abstract: Systems and methods providing, by a third party, input form fields for sensitive data on a web page provided by an organization. A user may request a web page from an organization, such as a merchant's checkout web page, that requires entry of sensitive data. The merchant's checkout web page may include reference to a script file that provides hosted sensitive data form fields. In response to rendering the merchant web page in a web browser of the user, a request to provide sensitive data form fields on the merchant web page may be received. The request may include a call to a function in a scripting file provided by the third party, and the provided file may cause one or more inline frames to be rendered in the web browser, each inline frame including a sensitive data form field. Data entered by the user in the sensitive data form fields may be received by a third party payment processor device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle DeTella, Evan Hahn, Eric Mrak, George Carpenter, V, Thomas Klun, John Downey, Rohit Turumella, Mickey Reiss, Benjamin Mills
  • Patent number: 11302426
    Abstract: Various systems and methods are provided that aggregate, analyze, and display health data for users. The system aggregates data stored in various databases. For example, the system retrieves data from these databases, maps the data to a set of common terms based on an ontology, and displays such information to an entity accessing the system. Rather than converting the data stored in the databases into a standardized format, the system includes a set of ontologies that provide a correlation between a first set of fields and a second set of fields. The system determines a correlation between a first field in the first set of fields and a second field in the second set of fields using the ontology, stores data retrieved from the database in a second database in association with the second field, and displays the data associated with the first field under the second field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Winlo, Chris Burchhardt, Kyle McLain, Harsh Pandey, Tayler Cox, Lekan Wang
  • Patent number: 11295362
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, a system and method to provide services associated with an image is disclosed. The method includes receiving image data of an item of interest from a client device. The image data is used to identify a similar item from an image catalog based on the image data of the item. Attribute information associated with the similar item is retrieved and used to pre-populate a template. The pre-populated template is sent to the client device, and modified data from the client device is received in response, with the modified data resulting in a final template. A listing based on the final template is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Melcher, Dane Howard
  • Patent number: 11295368
    Abstract: A method may include receiving, at a system of a ticketing marketplace, a request for a ticket to an event from a device of a user; generating a query for the user based on the ticket requested, the query requesting information from the user regarding a user preference associated with the ticket for the event; directing the query to the device of the user; in response to directing the query, receiving a answer from the device of the user; applying the answer to a machine learning model to determine a recommended ticket for the user, the machine learning model generated based on an association between ticket locations at a venue of the event and natural language phrases of users associated with the event; selecting the recommended ticket for the event based on an output by the machine learning model; and automatically facilitating purchase of the recommended ticket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: StubHub, Inc.
    Inventors: Sandy H B Ngo, Garrett Reeb, Ricardo Javier Ibarra Ibarra, Alice Hsu
  • Patent number: 11295359
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving one or more selected options for one or more of multiple contract conditions generated based on transaction information associated with a request to create a blockchain-related invoice and generating instructions for a blockchain-enforced contract based on the transaction information and the one or more selected options. The instructions for the blockchain-enforced contract correspond to a first nested contract including a first contract condition required for a transfer of a value and a second nested contract including a second contract condition required for at least a partial reversal of the transfer of the value. The method also includes, in response to receiving an input regarding the second contract condition, cause the instructions for the blockchain-enforced contract to be executed on a blockchain network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Block, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian John Mullins, Kay Sueru Feker, Steffano Santiago Chavez, Michael Andrew Tomkins, Nicole Antonio Maulino, Ryan Yi-Lin Tai
  • Patent number: 11290464
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for enhancing security controls of a web application is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: VOYA SERVICES COMPANY
    Inventors: Rajat P. Badhwar, Kennison Martin
  • Patent number: 11290547
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system and method for providing online to offline service to a user. The method may include determining, based on the service request signal, a plurality of different service types, each being associated with service information of the service type, and determining, based on the service request signal and a service selection model, an optimal service type; and generating, a response signal and transmit the response signal to the user terminal, wherein the response signal includes at least one frame encoding the service information of the optimal service type and a display command, and the display command is configured to prompt the first user terminal to display a first indicator related to the service information of the optimal service type according to a set of predetermined rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: BEIJING DIDI INFINITY TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yang Xu
  • Patent number: 11288729
    Abstract: A service provider system may store buyer information and merchant information related to past purchasing history of one or more buyers. In some examples, based in part on the buyer information and/or the merchant information the service provider system may identify items that the buyer regularly or habitually purchases. In some cases, the service provider system may pre-order or pre-purchase the items on behalf of the buyer and send a message to a device associated with the buyer to inform the buyer that an order for the regularly purchased item has been placed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Block, Inc.
    Inventors: Logan Johnson, James F. Butts, III
  • Patent number: 11288721
    Abstract: A system and method for providing a delayed purchase based on input from another is described. One embodiment receives a selection of a product. A selection of at least one other person and at least one condition is also received. The at least one condition to be met before a purchasing of the product can be completed, the at least one condition to be met via a response received from the at least one other person. The method further receives a prior authorization for a purchase of the product. The system then monitors the at least one condition and the response received from the at least one other person to determine when the at least one condition is met and automatically purchases the product when the at least one condition is met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Comenity LLC
    Inventors: Christian Billman, Uchenna Chilaka
  • Patent number: 11288722
    Abstract: A retail service data center provides client facing web pages to allow users to remotely shop for items to be delivered from local retailers without either the users or the local retailer knowing the identity of each other. A retail service is used by shoppers that searches for items in nearby retail stores' inventory. The retail service allows the retail stores to match, or beat, an advertised price at which a given item is being offered by an online retailer. If the user decides to buy an item, the retail service conducts a first transaction with the retail service, which then uses the funds to buy the item from the local retailer. In addition, the retail service arranges for pick-up and delivery of the item by a local driving service. The identities of the buyer and the retailer are not made known to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventor: Sean Patrick Dana
  • Patent number: 11288730
    Abstract: A method including receiving a basket including basket items selected by a user from an item catalog. The method also can include grouping the basket items of the basket into categories based on a respective item category of each of the basket items. The method additionally can include randomly sampling a respective anchor item from each of the categories. The method further can include generating a respective list of complementary items for the respective anchor item for the each of the categories based on a respective score for each of the complementary items generated using two sets of trained item embeddings for items in the item catalog and using trained user embeddings for the user. The two sets of trained item embeddings and the trained user embeddings can be trained using a triple embeddings model with triplets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Yokila Arora, Aditya Mantha, Shubham Gupta, Praveenkumar Kanumala, Stephen Dean Guo, Kannan Achan
  • Patent number: 11281571
    Abstract: An information handling system includes a repository that stores a pre-production validation suite and a production validation suite. The pre-production validation suite includes first validation factors, and the production validation suite includes second validation factors. A processor may deploy an application in a pre-production environment, and validate the application in the pre-production environment using the pre-production validation suite. If the application passes the pre-production validation suite, then the processor may deploy the application in a production environment. The processor also may validate the application in the production environment using the production validation suite, assign a score associated with each one of the first validation factors and each one of the second validation factors, and generate a report based on the score associated with each one of the first validation factors and each one of the second validation factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Venkat Ramachandran, Navin Kumar N, Panguluru Vijaya Sekhar, Nagakalyan Kambapu, Nikhil Reddy Kota, Madhusudhana Reddy Chilipi, Hung Dinh, Puttaraju ChikkannaBommanna, Nithiyanandham Tamilselvan, Ravi R Shastri, Nitya Seth, Prasad Ts Rao, Zishnu Deb Das
  • Patent number: 11282010
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments of the disclosed subject matter, mechanisms (which can, for example, include systems, methods, and media) for harmonizing procurement across distribution networks with heterogeneous product availability are provided. In some embodiments, a method for automatically generating an order guide for a facility associated with an organization is provided, the method comprising: presenting items available in first, second portions of a distribution network; presenting items available via the network; creating a general order guide, and adding a first item thereto; determining that the first item is unavailable and a second item is available in the first portion; identifying substitutes, including the second item, for the first item; generate a facility order guide with items in the first portion based on the general order guide; automatically selecting the second item for the facility order guide; and associating the facility order guide and facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Direct Supply, Inc.
    Inventors: William L. Avery, Jr., James R. Grant, Andrew J. Novotny, Natasha D. Tomasik
  • Patent number: 11282079
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for securing a contactless service transaction, said service (11) being stored in the mobile terminal (10), said transaction involving the mobile terminal, a contactless reader (12) and a remote server (13), said server storing at least one piece of data and/or sensitive function of the service, said terminal comprising a security module (14), said method being characterised in that the terminal also stores a contactless security application (15) and that it comprises: receiving (E41) a first value (?) for determining a session key; receiving (E49) a second value for determining a session key (?) and a first one-time password (OTPin); sending (E58) the second value for determining a session key and a message (MAC) for authenticating at least the first password, intended for being verified by the reader, said first and second determination values being used to calculate (E50, E61) a session key (Ksess) intended for being used to secure the exchanges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Orange
    Inventors: Mohamed Sabt, Mouhannad Alattar, Mohammed Achemlal
  • Patent number: 11282104
    Abstract: According to one aspect of an embodiment a provision device includes a generation unit that generates a distributed representation of each context on the basis of a relative connection that multiple contexts have. The provision device includes a provision unit that provides information representing a change between a distributed representation of a given context that is generated before distribution information about the given context is distributed and a distributed representation of the given context that is generated after the distribution information is distributed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Manabu Miyasaka, Masatsugu Shidachi, Akira Tajima
  • Patent number: 11282039
    Abstract: Provided is a system including an applicant terminal, an application target server, and a platform server. The system collects various kinds of big data of students for admission to higher-grade schools and job seekers for employment, also collects various kinds of big data of schools or companies desired by the students or job seekers, and creates and provides a resume, a self-introduction letter, etc. optimized for the students or job seekers through artificial intelligence (AI).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Inventor: Gyou Young Jung
  • Patent number: 11277574
    Abstract: Methods and systems for mapping camera location and selecting a desired view in a video management system make use of images showing fiducial markers to identify camera location and desired camera views. In one implementation, a central computer receives an image obtained by a camera showing a fiducial marker with indicia. The image is processed to determine the identity of the fiducial marker. Location information associated with the identity is retrieved from a database and used to identify the location of the camera. In another implementation, images of fiducial markers obtained by a plurality of cameras are used to select a subset of fiducial markers identified as being present at a desired location. Based on that subset of fiducial markers, each of the cameras being present at that desired location are then identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: SUNRISE R&D HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Dion B. Perkins
  • Patent number: 11276027
    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 a requesting user to the official account, the distribution request being generated after the requesting user purchases an item by using the requesting user's account; determining, according to the distribution request, the item purchased by the requesting user and a location of the requesting user; determining, according to the location of the 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 condition to distribute the item to the requesting user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Long Li, Li Huang
  • Patent number: 11272081
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are disclosed for compositing real-time, real-world video with virtual objects. An electronic device includes circuitry coupled to a memory storing instructions that, when executed, cause the circuitry to receive video of a given video capture region. The circuitry is caused to receive location information and camera information from the unmanned vehicle. The circuitry is caused to obtain a representation of a location of interest corresponding to the location of the unmanned vehicle. The circuitry is caused to display the representation. The circuitry is caused to obtain virtual objects. The circuitry is caused to place the virtual objects into the representation. The circuitry is caused to render the virtual objects and the video to generate a rendered video including rendered virtual objects in at least one frame of the video. The circuitry is caused to send the rendered video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: Steven M. Chapman, Mehul Patel, Joseph Popp
  • Patent number: 11269910
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses and computer program products for improving data retrieval in a group-based communication system are described herein. The apparatus is configured to at least receive a first search query comprising a first search string, identify a first index object of a plurality of index objects based at least in part on the first search string, retrieve a first message object based at least in part on the first index object, and cause rendering of the first message object within a group-based communication user interface on a client device based at least in part on at least one element content attribute and at least one element style attribute of the first message object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Madeline Shortt, Jason Liszka, Ryan Greenberg, Samantha Stultz
  • Patent number: 11270292
    Abstract: Systems and method for method for providing account access to software applications are described herein. In an embodiment, a label tracking system stores a verified customer record comprising an identifier of an account owner and data describing items in an account of the account owner. The label tracking system further stores, for the verified customer record, data identifying a plurality of labels, each of the plurality of labels comprising an allocation of items in the account. When the label tracking system receives a request to access a particular label from a software application executing on a client computing device, the label tracking system determines, from authentication data provided in the request, that the software application is authorized to access the particular label and, in response, grants the software application exclusive access to allocate items from the particular label of the plurality of labels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: DWOLLA, INC.
    Inventor: Benjamin P. Milne