Electronic Shopping Patents (Class 705/26.1)
  • Patent number: 9886723
    Abstract: A computer device and method for processing risk related data to determine one or more insurance products for appliances and other systems located in or on an insured property. Informatic data is received from one or more informatic sensor devices relating to one or more appliances located in or on an insured property. Analysis is performed on the received informatic data to determine one or more insurance products to be recommended for at least one appliance located in or on the insured property. Notification is provided regarding determination of the one or more insurance products for the at least one appliance located in or on the insured property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Ramsey Devereaux, Michael J. Allen, Spencer Read, David S. Franck, William Chandler, Daniela Wheeler, Kathleen L. Swain
  • Patent number: 9886706
    Abstract: Computer implemented methods and systems for fulfilling a customer request for a requested item purchased from a merchant is provided. The method may be performed by a tangibly embodied processing machine disposed in a customer device. The method may include (1) observing, through the input of information, an observed event that is associated with a customer; (2) associating the observed event with a corresponding order record; (3) retrieving order information from the corresponding order record, the order information including at least customer financial entity account information; (4) generating a merchant request based at least in part on the order information in the corresponding order record, the merchant request including at least customer identification information and customer financial entity account information; and (5) outputting the merchant request to the designated merchant, so as to provide the designated merchant with information to fulfill the customer request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Hugh Robert Tamassia, Peter Franklin Stransky, Ravi Acharya, Satyan Avatara
  • Patent number: 9883090
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, an item listing process is run in an item listing application. Upon reaching a specified point in the item listing process, a camera application on the user device is triggered (or the camera directly accessed by the item listing application) to enable a user to capture images using the camera, wherein the triggering includes providing a wireframe overlay informing the user as to an angle at which to capture images from the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Dane Glasgow
  • Patent number: 9881312
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, a radio communication system may be provided. The radio communication system may include: a portable device; a beacon receiving device; and a server. The portable device may include: a transmitter configured to repeatedly transmit signals; and a receiver configured to receive data from the server. The beacon receiving device may include: a receiver configured to receive signals from the portable device; and a transmitter configured to transmit an indication to the server based on the received signal. The server may include: a receiver configured to receive the indication from the beacon receiving device; and a transmitter configured to transmit data to the portable device based on the indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: RAZER (ASIA-PACIFIC) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Min-Liang Tan, Sze Wei Joel Hong, Chee Oei Chan, Kah Yong Lee
  • Patent number: 9881076
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments, there are provided mechanisms and methods for facilitating management of user queries and dynamic filtration of responses based on group filters in an on-demand services environment in a multi-tenant environment according to one embodiment. In one embodiment and by way of example, a method includes receiving, at a first computing device, a query via an application programming interface (“API”) of a software application at a second computing device, where the query includes one or more filter parameters including a size filter parameter. The method may further include evaluating the query based on the one or more filter parameters including the size filter parameter, selecting a first response based on the size filter parameter, and communicating the first response to be viewed via the API at the second computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: salesforce.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur Albert Louie, Christopher Douglas Seymour, Ethan Treber, Jason Schroeder, Jean Elie Bovet, Jody Elizabeth Bleyle, John Christopher Houston, Kamyar Seradjfar, Mohamad Arabo, Qingqing Liu, Thomas Archie Cook, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9875493
    Abstract: A method for receiving a payment includes receiving information for a transaction with a merchant over the network, wherein the transaction includes an incomplete online transaction associated with a user account. A location of a user device that is associated with the user account is then retrieved, and a payment location is determined that is within a predetermined distance of the location of the user device. The payment location is then sent over the network to the user device. The user of the user device may then go to the payment location to provide payment information offline to a payment location device (e.g., by presenting a payment card to the payment location device provider, providing cash, etc.). That payment information is then received over the network from the payment location device and, in response, the online transaction is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventor: Frank Anthony Nuzzi
  • Patent number: 9875498
    Abstract: A system and method of global electronic trade in the Internet is provided. The method of global electronic trade for sellers and buyers via the Internet includes registering the sellers and the buyers; providing information regarding goods or services to the registered sellers and buyers; selecting of trade partners based on the provided information; holding tenders; conducting of transactions between the trade partners; conducting a post-transaction procedures; and protecting of information in the system of global electronic trade. In a basis of a method of global electronic trade are put: a method of creating of databases of structured information about offers of sellers and about requests of buyers; and a method of searching of trade partners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Inventor: Valentina Pulnikova
  • Patent number: 9870550
    Abstract: Mechanisms are provided for implementing a recipe modification system. The recipe modification system receives a request to modify an existing recipe from a requestor. The request identifies the existing recipe and an ingredient to be added to the existing recipe. The recipe modification system identifies a cluster of recipe elements associated with the ingredient to be added to the existing recipe and selects a representative member recipe element of the cluster. The recipe modification system modifies the existing recipe based on the selected representative member recipe element and generates a natural language text for the modified recipe based on the existing recipe and the selected representative member recipe element. The recipe modification system outputs the natural language text for the modified recipe to the requestor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Donna K. Byron, Carmine M. DiMascio, Florian Pinel, Timothy P. Winkler
  • Patent number: 9870583
    Abstract: Systems and methods for facilitating a purchase are described. A user logs in to a payment service provider site. The user provides authorization to use a one-page checkout service. The user's information is captured during the session, and a cookie is placed on the user's device. When the user goes on a merchant website and checks out using the payment service provider, the payment service provider detects the cookie on the user device. The payment service provider uses the cookie, and in one embodiment, centrally stored information, to populate the one-page checkout page with the last used payment. In various embodiments, the one-page checkout page also displays a shipping address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventors: Seung Hyo Lee, Desmond Kwokhon Chan
  • Patent number: 9864510
    Abstract: An introduction or connection platform is described that improves the performance of a mobile device having a touchscreen by reducing the number of user inputs needed and also the amount of memory required for making connections in Apps that are used with backend databases. Examples of the subject technology include or provide: (1) an application for a mobile device that provides for a simple way to introduce someone to someone else (or multiple people); and (2) a mobile application that provides for receiving as a user input a simple swipe (e.g., finger or other digit being swept across the mobile's touch screen) in order to introduce someone in response to a post (e.g., a person looking for someone with a certain skill and/or experience set). Exemplary embodiments are implemented on a mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Swishlinks LLC
    Inventors: Charbel Seif, Ali Shahanaghi
  • Patent number: 9866613
    Abstract: Techniques described herein may provide a software development kit (“SDK”) for third party content providers (e.g., content providers external to a wireless telecommunications network) to provide toll-free content to users. Specifically, the transmission of such toll-free content, via the wireless telecommunications network, may not incur data charges to the user. Content providers may register content as being toll-free, and may include a script in web pages that link to the toll-free content. User devices may execute the script in order to validate links to toll-free content. User devices may further provide notifications that indicate that particular content is toll-free content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Samiksha Saxena
  • Patent number: 9864580
    Abstract: A system includes a user interface allowing a developer to select a function to supplement functionality of an application under development. A data store holds identifiers for functions representing external functionality available from third party applications. A code generation module provides a software object to the developer for incorporation into a state of the application. The state includes a user interface element associated with an entity. When the state is instantiated, an action query is transmitted to a search system with the unique identifier of the selected function and information about the entity. The user interface element is selectively visually adapted in response to the search system response. In response to user selection of the user interface element, a search result, the search system is displayed, including (i) an identifier of a target application and (ii) an access mechanism for a specified state of the target application, is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jonathan Ben-Tzur
  • Patent number: 9865012
    Abstract: Intelligent receipt scanning and analysis may include scanning a receipt that includes information related to a product. The information related to the product may be transformed to text, and extracted from the text by utilizing a machine learning process. The extracted information may be compared to known information for a plurality of known products to identify the product as a known product of the plurality of known products or an unknown product. The extracted information related to the product and known product information, from the known information, for the known product of the plurality of known products may be analyzed in response to a determination that the extracted information is similar to the known product information for the known product of the plurality of known products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: ACCENTURE GLOBAL SERVICES LIMITED
    Inventors: Richard Vidal, Christian Souche
  • Patent number: 9858607
    Abstract: Systems and methods to provide a navigated-shopping service are discussed. In an example, a method for navigated-shopping can include receiving a destination location, accessing a route to the destination, displaying the route with indications of a plurality of items for purchase, receiving selection of a selected item, and purchasing the selected item. The plurality of items for purchase can be within a predefined distance of at least one point along the route. The selection of the selected item can include selection of a retail location of a plurality of retail locations along the route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Praveen Nallu, Swami Raghavan, Dane Howard, Jack Phillip Abraham, Shannon B. Vosseller, Michael George Lenahan, Ben Mitchell
  • Patent number: 9858528
    Abstract: An efficient fact checking system analyzes and determines the factual accuracy of information and/or characterizes the information by comparing the information with source information. The efficient fact checking system automatically monitors information, processes the information, fact checks the information efficiently and/or provides a status of the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventor: Lucas J. Myslinski
  • Patent number: 9857960
    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: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    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: 9852447
    Abstract: A computer system locates objects and content by navigating an aerial or satellite image map of a geographic region. The system determines a search region corresponding to the geographic region by use of geospatial information associated with the geographic region. Once the search region is determined, the system searches a database for objects and content that are associated with the search region and that satisfy certain predetermined criteria and characteristics. Relevant ads are then shown to the user within an interactive mapping experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Redfin Corporation
    Inventors: David Eraker, Marcus Smith, Savan Kong, Josh Horton
  • Patent number: 9852423
    Abstract: Methods for authorizing wireless payment transactions that include encrypting, with an encryption module on the mobile payment device, a payment account token stored on a mobile payment device and a session key generated on the mobile payment device with a public key. The methods also include transmitting the encrypted payment account token and session key to a vending machine, further encrypting, with the vending machine, the encrypted payment account token and session key with a device key, and transmitting, from the vending machine, the encrypted payment account token and session key to a central server. The methods further include decrypting the payment account token and session key with the device key and with a private key stored at the central server and sending an authorization determination and session key from the central server to the vending machine based on the decrypted payment account token and session key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: USA Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Cary M. Sagady, Joseph A. Simpkins, Denis Kouznetsov
  • Patent number: 9846901
    Abstract: Techniques for product recommendation involve receiving, from a user, a request for recommendation of a product matching one or more characteristics specified in the request. In response to the request, a product may be identified for recommendation, at least in part by searching an ontology in which the identified product is represented as matching at least one of the characteristics specified in the request. The ontology may further include at least one link to at least one natural language product review providing supporting evidence that the identified product matches the at least one characteristic. At least a portion of the at least one natural language product review may be retrieved using the at least one link in the ontology, and presented to the user in support of a recommendation of the identified product, in response to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Marisa Ferrara Boston, Richard Stamford Crouch, Ali Erdem Ozcan, Peter Stubley, Francis Pieraut, Sylvain Goulet
  • Patent number: 9846902
    Abstract: Product order and shipping information received via email messages is automatically aggregated for ready user review. Once the user is authenticated, authorization to access their email mailbox is obtained and the email message headers of their entails are analyzed to identify those messages of interest. The bodies of the email messages of interest are parsed to extract the product order and shipping information which is stored and presented for display to the user typically grouped by individual product thus greatly simplifying user review of orders. The aggregated product order and shipping information can be augmented with additional information such as shipping status, delivery status, a product image, and/or a last date that the product can be returned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Slice Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott J. Brady, Benjamin A. Suppe, Eric J. Botto, Harpinder Singh Madan, Ievgen Mastierov, Aditya Khosla, Dmytry B. Mykhaylov, Georgii Verbytskyi, Alexander Lototsky, Michael Mantel
  • Patent number: 9842357
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and products personalize haptic emulations of merchandise. A query regarding an article of merchandise having an associated digital image is made and the digital image is modified based on a personal anatomical image and anthropometrical data associated with a user by personalizing a portion of the digital image to the user, such that a haptic emulation of the article of merchandise is modified in accordance with the anthropometrical data and provided with the modified digital image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Srilal Weerasinghe
  • Patent number: 9842131
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and method for supporting contact reminding and includes: a contact history database for storing information on a contact history; an unregistered contact point obtaining unit for obtaining an unregistered contact point which has not been registered with an address database, based on the contact history stored in the contact history database; and a contact point recommending unit for calculating contact statistics for a preset certain period by using the contact histories of the obtained unregistered contact points, determining, as a recommended contact point, an unregistered contact point from which contact has not been received recently, based on the calculated contact statistics of the unregistered contact points and the number of times that contact has been made for a recent certain period, and informing a user of the determined recommended contact point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: SK PLANET CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hai Gang Roh
  • Patent number: 9842371
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for creating a savings plan for a user. During operation, the system receives demographic data associated with the user. Next, the system determines average spending for pre-selected spending categories for a set of users with similar demographic data to the user. The system then receives financial data associated with the user. After that, the system analyzes the financial data to create a comparison of how spending by the user in the pre-selected categories compares to average spending for the set of users with similar demographic data. Finally, the system uses the comparison to facilitate a savings plan for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: INTUIT INC.
    Inventors: James N. Magnarelli, Elise Marie Fung, Harshavardhan Srinivasan, Qitong Xu, Soham Samir Mody, Gina M. Ruscio
  • Patent number: 9842326
    Abstract: An information providing system includes: a processor that executes a process including: receiving an identifier to uniquely identify an automatic transaction apparatus in which transaction is performed, and an input of a financial institution code read from a card inserted into the automatic transaction apparatus; determining information to be output in the automatic transaction apparatus, based on a relation between the financial institution code and the identifier of the automatic transaction apparatus; and displaying the determined information on a screen of the automatic transaction apparatus or an external display device controlled by the automatic transaction apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignees: FUJITSU LIMITED, FUJITSU FRONTECH LIMITED
    Inventors: Kazuo Ishibashi, Chie Matsumura, Kanako Yoshida, Yayoi Ueki, Mari Nakazato, Satoshi Mukogawa, Sagiri Okamura
  • Patent number: 9838400
    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: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Zoosk, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander F. Mehr, Shayan G. Zadeh
  • Patent number: 9838403
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method for processing account registration by identifying account candidates attempting to open an account as abusive. That is, the present disclosure discusses identifying, and challenging and marking abusive account registration. The present disclosure takes into account users' behaviors on a network and the impact to the cost and/or revenue of the network. The present disclosure is proactive as it allows for actions to be taken at the earliest possible time in the registration process before an account is created. This prevents abusive activity from taking place within the network and effecting services and privileges available to legitimate users. Additionally, the effects of the disclosed systems and methods minimize the negative impacts of abusive activity on normal user accounts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventors: Lei Zheng, Phil Y. Wang, Shyam Mittur, Prashant Vyas, Savitha Perumal
  • Patent number: 9830328
    Abstract: The MULTI-SOURCE, MULTI-DIMENSIONAL, CROSS-ENTITY, MULTIMEDIA MERCHANT ANALYTICS DATABASE PLATFORM APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS (“MDB”) transform data aggregated from various computer resources using MDB components into updated entity profiles and/or social graphs. In one implementation, the MDB aggregates data records including search results, purchase transaction data, service usage data, service enrollment data, and social data. The MDB identifies data field types within the data records and their associated data values. From the data field types and their associated data values, the MDB identifies an entity. The MDB generates correlations of the entity to other entities identifiable from the data field types and their associated data values. The MDB also associates attributes to the entity by drawing inferences related to the entity from the data field types and their associated data values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: VISA INTERNATIONAL SERVICE ASSOCIATION
    Inventors: Patrick Faith, Theodore David Harris
  • Patent number: 9830631
    Abstract: Various embodiments enable an image recognition system reduce the number image match candidates before running a full-fledged pair-wise match on all image match candidates. In order to accomplish this, each inventory image can be assigned to a group. For example, a title for a book sold by an electronic marketplace could be available in multiple languages, in multiple bindings, and the book could be available in print, audio book, or electronic book. Each one of these variations could be associated with its own similarly looking inventory image, each of which could be returned as a valid match to a query image for the book. Accordingly, the inventory images for these variations could be assigned to a group for the book and, instead of geometrically processing an image for each variation, the image match system can process a single image representing all of the variations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: A9.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Arnab Sanat Kumar Dhua, Sunil Ramesh
  • Patent number: 9830394
    Abstract: In providing a help service, a server: receives a help request from a help seeker; matches the help request to potential helpers using a scoring model; sends a list of potential helpers to the help seeker; receives selections of potential helpers; sends the help request to each selected potential helper; receives from potential helper indication of willingness to respond to the help request; and sends to the help seeker information on the potential helpers. The server may further: search an external platform for posts seeking help; import the post to the help service; and send a response from potential helpers to post on the platform. The server may further: analyze keywords in the help request; determine it a candidate for sponsored answers; routes the help request to specialists; receives answers from specialists; and sends the answers to the help seeker. The server may further provide a safety net strength score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: HelpAround, Inc.
    Inventors: Yishai Knobel, Shlomi Aflalo
  • Patent number: 9824125
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and apparatus for storing, suggesting, and/or utilizing lighting settings. A database of relevant lighting settings for recommendation to lighting users may be managed and at least some of the relevant lighting settings may each be associated with a weighting corresponding to an experience level of a user that created the lighting setting. Relevant lighting settings for a lighting system may also be identified and a creator experience level, lighting systems contextual data, and/or reconstructability of the lighting settings may be used in identifying and/or sorting the relevant lighting settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Tatiana Aleksandrovna Lashina, Paul Anthony Shrubsole, Dirk Valentinus Rene Engelen, Dzmitry Viktorovich Aliakseyeu, Bartel Marinus Van De Sluis, Ramon Antoine Wiro Clout
  • Patent number: 9824351
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for providing access to account information using authentication tokens are presented. In some embodiments, a customer of a financial institution may visit an account information aggregator site and request to add an account maintained by the financial institution to a collection of accounts for which the aggregator may collect account information on behalf of the customer. Rather than providing their username, password, and/or other bank login credentials to the aggregator, the customer may be redirected to a page provided by the financial institution where the customer can enter their credentials and authenticate with the financial institution. After authenticating the customer, the financial institution may generate a token and provide the token to the aggregator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Kapil Pruthi, Wenhui Meng, Harigopal K. Ponnapalli, Ashish Arora, Kenneth C. Aguiar, Andrew T. Keys, Yair Frankel
  • Patent number: 9826123
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a plurality of data processing apparatuses and an information processing apparatus. The information processing apparatus includes a first generation unit configured to generate first identification information, a first storage processing unit configured to store the first identification information, a first reception unit configured to receive second identification information, a first transmission unit configured to add the second identification information, thereby transmitting the first data, and a second storage processing unit configured to store an execution information item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Masaya Masuda
  • Patent number: 9825965
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments, there are provided mechanisms and methods for publicly providing web content of a tenant using a multi-tenant on-demand database service. These mechanisms and methods for publicly providing web content of a tenant using a multi-tenant on-demand database service can allow the web content to be published by a tenant using the multi-tenant on-demand database service for use by non-tenants of the multi-tenant on-demand database service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Bulent Cinarkaya, Steven Tamm, Jayesh Sureshchandra, Alex Warshavsky, Irandi Upeka Bulumulla, Benjamin Fry, Kenneth Douglas Scott, David Brooks
  • Patent number: 9823810
    Abstract: An electronic system includes: a control unit, configured to: provide an iconic content; generate a user interface type for the iconic content; generate a device formatted content from the iconic content for conforming with a device capability factor of a presentation device; and a communication unit, coupled to the control unit, configured to deliver the device formatted content for presentation with the user interface type on the presentation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kuk Hyun Han, Cathy Kim
  • Patent number: 9818072
    Abstract: Systems and methods create a digital geospatial display of facilities to aid facility management. In one implementation, a system retrieves data for a plurality of facilities from various databases, including, but not limited to, map data for creating maps, location data for the facilities, and resource data for the facilities. The system marks the locations of the facilities on a map display using a facility icon. The facility icon comprises one or more resource status areas, each of which convey information about the state of a resource at a facility. The system calculates the resource status areas of the facility icons based at least on the resource data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE
    Inventors: Jorge Perez, Jr., Hunter C. Bell, Jr., Robert Graham Kerster, Thomas Michael Schach, Mark A. Young, Robert James McGrath
  • Patent number: 9818163
    Abstract: A computerized property management system enables users to input a service request by placing a problem-type icon on a floor plan and designating a priority or urgency for the service request. The user can select a problem type note and/or input text describing the problem. Additionally, the user can add photographs, voice notes or video. After the service request is submitted, a contractor is notified of the request by email or text, which includes a link to the service request page with the information entered by the user. After the service request task is completed, the contractor can add notes describing what was fixed and indicating that the task has been completed. Subsequently, an email or other communication may be sent to the property manager and the requestor to indicate that the task has been completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: NATIONAL PROPERTY SOLUTIONS GROUP, LLC
    Inventors: Eric Obrokta, William T. Selby
  • Patent number: 9818155
    Abstract: A fair exchange is disclosed to reduce potential inequities in an electronic trading environment. Market data is sent from a host system to client devices through one or more synchronized local communication servers such that the data can be displayed simultaneously or nearly simultaneously at each client device. Market data sent to client devices might include price information. Likewise, a host system may transaction data sent from client devices via the local communication servers. The ordering of transaction data is based, at least in part, on when the local communication servers received the transaction data from the client devices. Transaction data sent to a host system might include order information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Trading Technologies International, Inc.
    Inventor: Jens-Uwe Schluetter
  • Patent number: 9811838
    Abstract: Techniques and arrangements for combining orders for items to be delivered to multiple buyers. Based on an indication of interest in a merchant by a first consumer, the first consumer and a nearby second consumer can be offered incentives to order from a same or nearby merchant in order to combine orders for delivery, thereby increasing the logistical efficiency of the deliveries. The indication of interest can be a commencement of an order, an indication that the first buyer “likes” a merchant, a search for the merchant, or other way to indicate an interest in the particular merchant. The incentives can include discounted delivery fees, discounted orders, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: SQUARE, INC.
    Inventors: Kathryn Daire, Matthias Reichenbach
  • Patent number: 9811593
    Abstract: A cooking recipe information providing device includes: a recipe extracting unit (16) for extracting a prescribed cooking recipe from a recipe information DB (14a) for storing cooking recipes; an evaluation value determining unit (18) for determining an evaluation value of the cooking recipe extracted by the recipe extracting unit (16) based on a place in order of a given ingredient in an ingredient field where ingredients of the cooking recipe are displayed; and a display data generating unit (19) for generating display data which indicates information of the cooking recipe based on the evaluation value determined by the evaluation value determining unit (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuki Uchida, Koichi Suto, Hitoshi Matsumoto, Kazutoshi Ando
  • Patent number: 9811810
    Abstract: A system may perform steps such as receiving a bank card transaction authorization stream including a URL originating from the merchant computing system, the URL received in a discretionary field in the authorization stream for a bank card purchase. The system further perform the step of retrieving information at a location referenced by the URL, wherein the information includes at least a merchant identifier and line item data related to a purchase. The system may additionally attaching the retrieved data to the transaction to create a complete description of the transaction analyze the complete description of the transaction for creating at least one customer interface for the customer and at least one merchant interface for the merchant based on the analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Satyan Ranganath, William F. Mann, Sean H. Murray, Allison Anne Keevil
  • Patent number: 9811515
    Abstract: An approach is provided to analyze posts included in threads of one or more threaded discussions. The analysis identifies child posts that refer to a parent post that was selected a user of a user interface. A statement in the parent post is identified and that statement is analyzed using agreement data found in the child posts that refer to the parent post. The parent post and the analysis of the statement is displayed to the user at the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Corville O. Allen, Andrew R. Freed, Stephan J. Roorda
  • Patent number: 9805431
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatus, and computer-readable media provide for allocating vehicle resources to future vehicle requirements based on priority environments, such as in or near ‘hot spots,’ or other priority locations, where requests for vehicle resources are or are expected to be particularly high. In one embodiment, a vehicle resource allocation system allocates vehicles to requested locations such that vehicles of a fleet become more readily available to a hot spot, without requiring vehicles to be directed specifically to the hot spot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Addison Lee Limited
    Inventor: Larry Scicluna
  • Patent number: 9805308
    Abstract: An efficient fact checking system analyzes and determines the factual accuracy of information and/or characterizes the information by comparing the information with source information. The efficient fact checking system automatically monitors information, processes the information, fact checks the information efficiently and/or provides a status of the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventor: Lucas J. Myslinski
  • Patent number: 9800474
    Abstract: Technology for provision and use of inter service network communication optimization is provided. A method may include determining an available network bandwidth between a private service network and a public service network and determining processing availability at the private service network and at the public service network. Rules may be identified for transferring data between the private service network and the public service network. A determination of whether to transfer data between the private service network and public service network may be made based on the available network bandwidth, the processor availability and the bandwidth rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Clay Bush, Darryl Chalmers, Furqan Ali Khan, Tipu Saleem Qureshi, Troy James Ulmer
  • Patent number: 9796286
    Abstract: A network includes vehicle(s) having a battery pack and vehicle telematics unit (VTU), and a server. A server in communication with the VTUs and remote client device(s) is programmed to receive vehicle information from the VTU, including an energy throughput value defined by charging power delivered to the battery pack during an active charging event. The server receives utility information and a load adjustment request from the remote client device, including a power interrupt permission status describing whether interruption of power by a host of the client device is permitted. Charging control signals are transmitted in response to the load adjustment request to enable or postpone the charging event. Energy throughput is recorded over multiple active charging events, which are then combined or aggregated. Output data, e.g., a bill or report describing the aggregated energy throughput values, may be generated by the server. A method and server are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Venkata Prasad Atluri, Ian J. Sutherland, Russ Eling, Alexander D. Keros
  • Patent number: 9799062
    Abstract: Generally discussed herein are systems, apparatuses, and methods for providing information regarding a product that is unique to a geographical region. In one or more embodiments a method may include determining a location of a user, receiving information indicative of one or more products unique to a particular geographical region corresponding to the determined location of the user, wherein each of the one or more products are offered for sale in the particular region by one or more merchants, and providing information about at least one of the products and about a merchant, from the one or more merchants, offering that product for sale in the geographical region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Lakshmi Narasimhan, Saikrishna Vaidyanathan, Muthukumar Ramasamymadasamy
  • Patent number: 9799001
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a social network. The methods involve: creating a relationship between a first entity and a second entity; setting authorization which indicates that a user of said first entity is authorized to view inventory data of said second entity; receiving a request to view first inventory data of said first entity and second inventory data of said second entity by said user; and determining whether said user is authorized to view said second inventory data. If said user is authorized: querying a first remote inventory management system of said first entity for said first inventory data and a second remote inventory management system of said second entity for said second inventory data; receiving said first and second inventory data; generating an aggregate view comprising said first and second inventory data; and providing content of said aggregate view to a client computing device of said first entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Erik J. Burckart, Andrew Ivory, John F. Schumacher, Aaron K. Shook
  • Patent number: 9792641
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to systems and methods for managing product list subscriptions. In one embodiment, a method may be provided. The method may include determining, by a server comprising one or more processors, user profile information for a user, the user profile information indicating a book list to which the user is subscribed. The method may also include accessing the book list, wherein the book list comprises one or more book identifiers, a creator identifier for a creator of the book list, and a genre identifier. Furthermore, the method may include generating a recommendation for the user to purchase a book that that is classified by the genre identifier. Additionally, the method may include transmitting, to the user, the recommendation to purchase the book.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell C. Grandinetti, Jeffrey Paul Helbling, Ozgur Dogan, Melissa K. Eamer, Michael Schleif Pesce, Deepak Kaushik
  • Patent number: 9794741
    Abstract: A host device (e.g., mobile device) and a wearable device can cooperate to provide location-specific information to a user. For example, a host device can maintain a store of location-specific information records. When the host device detects that its current location corresponds to a relevant location for one of the records, the host device can send the record (or a portion thereof) to a paired wearable device. The wearable device can present information content from the record to a human user and/or to a machine such as a scanner or wireless communication terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Imran A. Chaudhri, Duncan Robert Kerr, Nicholas V. King, Daniel T. Preston, Anton M. Davydov
  • Patent number: 9794631
    Abstract: An exemplary method includes a media service provider system providing a browse view for display on a display screen associated with a user during a first media consumption session, detecting a selection by the user of a planning option, the selection of the planning option indicating that the user plans to consume at least one media program during a second media consumption session that is subsequent to the first media consumption session, presenting a user interface that allows the user to specify one or more parameters associated with the second media consumption session, detecting user input specifying the one or more parameters, identifying one or more media programs that are available for consumption by the user during the second media consumption session, and presenting listing information associated with the identified one or more media programs. Corresponding systems and methods are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Verizon and Redbox Digital Entertainment Services, LLC
    Inventors: Brian F. Roberts, Christina S. Siegfried, Ann Gordon Prather, Brandon N. Wright