Supply Or Demand Aggregation Patents (Class 705/26.2)
  • Patent number: 11375122
    Abstract: Digital image capture session and metadata association techniques are described. In one example, a user input is received to initiate an image capture session. At least one digital image is captured using a digital camera during the image capture session. Audio input data is also collected using an audio input device during the image capture session and is converted into text data, e.g., speech-to-text. Metadata is generated based on the text data and associated with the at least one digital image. The at least one digital image is output as having the associated metadata as completion of the image capture session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Reino Timonen, William Kirk Brohman, Jonathan David Chard, Erin Courtney Miller
  • Patent number: 11361369
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to outputting purchase outputs based on received voice input by a client device. The purchase outputs may include an invoice, a purchase order, a request for funds associated with a purchase of one or more items, and the like. In general, the voice input received by the client invoice is used to generate a purchase request input that includes at least one product that an employee wants to purchase. One or more candidate items are generated based on the purchase request input, which may be sent to a user and/or manager for approval before generating a purchase output based on the candidate items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: ServiceNow, Inc.
    Inventors: Bharath Soundararajan, Amir Vakili Jafari, Colby Andrew Blakeman, Ryan Meonske
  • Patent number: 11355004
    Abstract: Implementations of the disclosed subject matter provide systems and methods of granting temporary control access of a home security system of a first user to a second user, where the temporary control access is for at least a portion of a home security system for a predetermined period of time. One or more tasks to be completed for the first user may be completed by the second user while having temporary control access to the home security system. The temporary control access of the second user to the at least a portion of the home security system of the first user may be revoked when the predetermined period of time has elapsed. The second user may receive a notification may be received for a security event, a safety event, a home event, and a package delivery event after the predetermined period of time has lapsed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Leon Tan, J. Brad Foreman, John Jordan Nold
  • Patent number: 11341435
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method may include matching transportation requests to transportation providers using a dynamic transportation matching system. Matching transportation requestors which have varying preferences for waiting times and transportation pricing with transportation providers having varying levels of available supply may involve matching methods that satisfy the transportation requestors while maintaining an appropriate level of supply. A method which provides immediate service for transportation requestors that may be willing to pay a premium fare while placing transportation requestors not willing to pay a premium fare and may be willing to wait may provide a balance of supply and demand of transportation providers. Accordingly, immediately matching transportation requestors not willing to wait while placing the transportation requestors willing to wait in a queue may provide the balanced approach to managing transportation provider availability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Lyft, Inc.
    Inventors: Garrett van Ryzin, Jianzhe Luo, Christopher Sholley, Adam Greenhall, Jeremy Alexander Karp
  • Patent number: 11341537
    Abstract: A method of providing a phone call brokerage service to a driver of a vehicle, the method includes: by an on-vehicle brokerage system, receiving a radio signal from a radio station, the radio signal including an advertisement and a metadata of an advertisement; initiating the phone call brokerage service in response to receiving a phone call request from the driver, including: generating a service request for the phone call brokerage service including the metadata of the advertisement; establishing a wireless connection between the on-vehicle brokerage system and the brokerage server, including: transmitting the service request for the phone call brokerage service to the brokerage server; and by the brokerage server, establishing a phone call connection between the brokerage server and an advertiser corresponding with the metadata of the advertisement; and relaying voice signals between the driver and the advertiser over the wireless connection and the phone call connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jeongmin Oh
  • Patent number: 11303709
    Abstract: Method and a system to transfer the state of web-based content between devices through use of a short code. An example method includes determining a state of content being accessed on a device. The method further includes assigning a short code to the state of the content. The short code may have a limited number of characters. The method may further include storing the short code and the state of the content. The method may further include providing the content according to the state of the content on a second device based on the short code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventor: Oliver N. Cockcroft
  • Patent number: 11288669
    Abstract: Described herein is a relationship based fulfillment system. Such a system may provide on-demand product fulfillment by personal and/or social contacts of a purchaser. The system may utilize the personal contacts and/or relationships of a user, as indicated through various contact databases or social groups of the user, to connect the user to various potential partners for providing relationship based fulfillment of products that are purchased by the user or performance of other relationship based services. Furthermore, the system described herein may allow for the utilization of one or more currencies, such as cryptocurrencies, within the system. Techniques are described herein to allow for the utilization of such currencies in a resource efficient manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: PROJECT NOA, INC.
    Inventor: Paul Dohyung Kim
  • Patent number: 11276108
    Abstract: An improved user interface is presented on a client device of a seller of an item. The improved user interface includes one or more interactive user interface elements for facilitating a listing of the item on a secondary market associated with a set of online exchange platforms. The listing of the ticket on the secondary market is simultaneous with the listing of the ticket on a primary market. A selection element provides for selecting one or more connections of the seller to whom the listing of the ticket on the secondary market is to be made accessible. Based on a determination that a connection of the one or more connections of the seller has entered into an agreement to purchase the ticket on the secondary market, the seller is charged a listing fee associated with the secondary market and the listing of the item is automatically removed from the secondary market.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: StubHub, Inc.
    Inventor: Adam Dworak
  • Patent number: 11276094
    Abstract: A server: receives from at least one provider system, at least one provider object that includes provider object data representing at least one item provided by the provider system(s); generates an intermediation object, corresponding to the at least one provider object, including an intermediation object identifier that identifies the intermediation object and intermediation object data populated with at least a subset of the provider object data, the intermediation object and the intermediation object identifier omitting: the provider object data, and any provider object identifier in an original form; and provides the intermediation object, in place of the at least one provider object, to a client device that requested the at least one item, the intermediation object provided. The intermediation object identifier may enable the server to intermediate between the client device and the provider system(s) without storing the provider object and/or any provider object identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: AMADEUS S.A.S.
    Inventors: Olivier Amadieu, Fadi Akrimi, Lorenzo Baldacchini, Jean-Chafic Hays, Corinne Francoise Pascale Landra, Massimiliano Maini, Rodolphe Texier, Alexandra Imbert
  • Patent number: 11263659
    Abstract: A promotion program analytical system and method is disclosed. The promotion program analytical system and method selects a promotion program to offer to a consumer. Selection of the promotion program to present to the consumer includes determining a probability that the consumer will accept the promotion program. The probability of acceptance may be determined based on past performance data of similar promotion programs, and also past performance data on the promotion program itself when it is available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: GROUPON, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin Chang, David Thacker, Paul Gauthier, Amit Aggarwal
  • Patent number: 11263640
    Abstract: The CLOUD SERVICE FACILITATOR APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS (“CSF”) transforms user purchase requests, refund requests, and product/service replacement requests via CSF components into transaction records, refunds, and replacement products/services outputs. The CSF may receive a consumer purchase request for a cloud service from a merchant. In response to the request, the CSF may generate a unique record key for the purchase and may transmit the unique record key to the merchant. The CSF may further receive additional transaction information and the unique record key from the merchant. In response to the received information and the unique key, the CSF may provide additional service to the merchant or the consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: VISA INTERNATIONAL SERVICE ASSOCIATION
    Inventors: Theodore David Harris, Patrick Faith
  • Patent number: 11205215
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and processor-readable storage media for processing merchandise shipping are provided to ensure that a supplier fulfills a purchase order in a manner that will keep a supply chain filled with the product based on a demand. For example, when a purchase order is generated, a timer can be activated. Within a predetermined period, the supplier can confirm fulfilment of purchase order through an online platform. Based on this confirmation and historical data collected for the supplier, a shipping location and other shipping parameters can be predicted by the online platform. If the timer is expired and no supplier's confirmation is received or if the supplier denies confirming the fulfilment of purchase order, a default operation is initiated. The default operation may cause canceling of purchase order or communicating to the supplier to resolve any issues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Courtland J. Halbrook, Steve Simpson, Kim Haughn
  • Patent number: 11200807
    Abstract: An approach is provided for shared vehicle availability detection based on vehicle trajectory information. A vehicle sharing platform determines that a vehicle is engaged in a parking search behavior, wherein the vehicle is in use by a current user. The vehicle sharing platform further computes a probability that the vehicle will become available for use by another user based on the parking search behavior. The vehicle sharing platform further designates the availability of the vehicle for use by the another user based on the probability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventor: Jerome Beaurepaire
  • Patent number: 11196734
    Abstract: Methods, computer-readable media, software, and apparatuses are provided to assist a user and vendor in completing an online trusted transaction. Trusted vendor websites are verified and user identities are confirmed through a cyber-security safe logon credentialing system. The vendor can be confident that the user identity has been verified to be who they say they are and the user can be confident that they are using a trusted verified vendor website.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: ALLSTATE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: John Parkinson, David Harris, Mark D. Hansen, Nicolette De Guia
  • Patent number: 11127027
    Abstract: System and method for measuring the performance of brands across online and offline consumer conversations. Raw conversational data of online and offline conversations is received and analyzed using proprietary algorithms to extract, for each type of data (online and offline), relevant metrics that reflect the performance of the brand. In a non-limiting example, these metrics include: volume, sentiment, brand sharing and social influence. One of the problems with using raw data is the extreme volatility that will cause the results to sharply vary between a week and the other depending on the most recent activity or the lack of activity. To solve this problem, the embodiments compute for each metric a moving average (MA) formula specific to that metric to reduce the volatility of the results. The formula is computed so that the metric values produced by the formula would have the best/most correlation with factual data/business outcomes (e.g. sales/sale figures, stock price, purchase or dumping of stocks etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: ENGAGEMENT LABS INC./LABORATORIES ENGAGEMENT INC.
    Inventors: Cédric de Saint Leger, Ed Keller, William Bradford Fay
  • Patent number: 11113739
    Abstract: Examples of a method and system for collaborative and private sessions are provided. In some aspects a collaborative shopping session including a first user and one or more other users is established. The establishing of the session including displaying a common interface for the collaborative shopping session at respective computer systems of the first user and each of the one or more other users. A side session is initiated for a second user, the side session having a different interface in which activity within the side session by the second user is not shared with the first user or the one or more other users of the collaborative shopping session. A determination, based on one or more merge criterion, of whether to merge the side session with the collaborative session is made; and the side session is merged with the collaborative session based on the determining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Helen M. Gould, Edward O'Neill Garcia, Ryan Melcher, Diego Lagunas, Alvaro Bolivar, Jennifer T. Anderson, Karenina Susilo, Ryan Spoon, Alan Lewis
  • Patent number: 11074631
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer-readable medium for leveraging real-time sales volume for conducting group buys comprising initializing a sale of an item, the sale specifying a current price of the item which is calculated based on a current sales volume of the item and sales volume ranges, processing transactions with users for items at a purchase price equal to the current price when a purchase request is received from the corresponding user, terminating the sale of the item at a closing price when the current sales volume has reached a threshold or when a period of time has passed since the sale was initialized, and crediting accounts belonging to one or more users with an additional amount based at least in part on a difference between the closing price and the purchase price for each item for the corresponding user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: AGORA INTELLIGENCE, INC.
    Inventors: Severo D'Souza, Patricia Frey, Payson Johnston, Shuo Zhang, Steven Lee
  • Patent number: 11068951
    Abstract: In response to detecting that a first selectable element on a webpage or application page of a merchant has been accessed by a user, a computer system stores a visual representation of an item that corresponds to the first selectable element in a first space of the user. In response to detecting a selection of a second selectable element from within the first space, the computer system determines a threshold number of users to associate with the visual representation and creates a post in a network feed that includes the visual representation, wherein a third selectable element is associated with the post, that when selected, causes a user to join or vote for the first visual representation. In response to determining that a number of users that have selected the third selectable element meets the threshold number of users, the computer system initiates a group purchase for the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Deborah Bluestone, Saloni Pujara, Brielle Harrison
  • Patent number: 11068816
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and a method for selecting a research and development project through autonomous proposals of evaluation indicators, in which performance information generated according to a selection of performance evaluation items for research and development project bidding is classified by bidders, and the research and development project is selected for each classified bidder group. The present invention allows research and development project bidders to select evaluation indicators which serve as criteria for selecting a research and development project, thereby being capable of guaranteeing autonomy and providing fair bidding opportunities to all research and development project bidders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventor: Sangho Park
  • Patent number: 11023989
    Abstract: Various systems and methods that may relate to referral and/or delivery services are described. Some embodiments may include billing merchants for delivery services in a consolidated fashion, some embodiments may include interactions with point of sale systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Howard W. Lutnick, Jed Kleckner, Colin Sims, Jason White
  • Patent number: 11016997
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media for generating query results based on domain-specific dynamic word embeddings. For example, the disclosed systems can generate dynamic vector representations of words that include domain-specific embedded information. In addition, the disclosed systems can compare the dynamic vector representations with vector representations of query terms received as part of a search query. The disclosed systems can further identify one or more digital content items to provide as part of a query result that include words corresponding to the query terms based on the comparison of the vector representations. In some embodiments, the disclosed systems can also train a word embedding model to generate accurate vector representations of unique words.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventors: Xiaolei Huang, Franck Dernoncourt, Walter Chang
  • Patent number: 10981724
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed relating to an automated store or system including an automated fulfillment section having a storage structure for storing fungible and/or non-fungible goods. The fungible and/or non-fungible goods may be retrieved from storage in response to a customer order. The system and method of the present technology allows retrieved fungible and/or non-fungible goods to be sorted and packed in accordance with stored customer preferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Alert Innovation Inc.
    Inventors: John G. Lert, Jr., William J. Fosnight
  • Patent number: 10977613
    Abstract: The invention provides methods for facilitating a cooperative purchasing service. One method includes: providing a conditional purchase opportunity including a purchase threshold, providing information associated with the a conditional purchase opportunity to at least one display node, receiving a contingent purchase input from a user having a social network user profile, and associating the conditional purchase opportunity with the user profile. A further method includes: requesting cooperative purchase feed formatted content associated with a social network user account, receiving cooperative purchase feed formatted content including a cooperative purchase offer in response to the request, and providing the a cooperative purchase offer including a social network identifier, at a social network user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: DIZPERSION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Frank C. Nicholas, Ian B. Carswell
  • Patent number: 10970767
    Abstract: A system of the present invention includes a shared commercial region for use by a plurality of tenant vendors, providing both a virtual and tangible experience regarding products of the tenant vendors. The system can also include a common area of the shared commercial region, populated by interaction terminals and goods linked to product information pages available through the interaction terminals or mobile devices. Through various embodiments, tenant vendors may be efficiently represented within a shared commercial region in high-cost/rent locations and geographically diverse venues, and in locations not normally suited for a small vendor to establish a sales presence. Also provided are systems for completing purchases on an immediate or deferred basis, and systems to monitor and analyze customer traffic and behaviors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: WASHINGTON PRIME GROUP L.P.
    Inventor: Louis G. Conforti
  • Patent number: 10970668
    Abstract: Provided are various systems and processes for improving last-mile delivery of real-time, on-demand orders for perishable goods. In one aspect, a method is provided for aggregating on-demand deliveries using a depot dispatch protocol which may implement automated order transport and retrieval systems. The method comprises dispatching merchant couriers to transport on-demand orders from merchants to a merchant depot where the orders are aggregated and batched based on optimized delivery routes and destination proximities. Batches of orders are then transported to a customer depot corresponding to an area of delivery destinations. Orders are then assigned to delivery couriers for completion of delivery to customers. Such delivery routing systems and processes may be implemented alongside a delivery tracking system for generating estimated time of arrival predictive updates for real-time delivery of perishable goods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: DoorDash, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff Ning Han, Dan Michael Babcock, Thomas Scott Stephens, Cody Duane Aughney
  • Patent number: 10970764
    Abstract: A system of the present invention includes a shared commercial region for use by a plurality of tenant vendors, providing both a virtual and tangible experience regarding products of the tenant vendors. The system can also include a common area of the shared commercial region, populated by interaction terminals and goods linked to product information pages available through the interaction terminals or mobile devices. Through various embodiments, tenant vendors may be efficiently represented within a shared commercial region in high-cost/rent locations and geographically diverse venues, and in locations not normally suited for a small vendor to establish a sales presence. Also provided are systems for completing purchases on an immediate or deferred basis, and systems to monitor and analyze customer traffic and behaviors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: WASHINGTON PRIME GROUP L.P.
    Inventor: Louis G. Conforti
  • Patent number: 10970760
    Abstract: A system of the present invention includes a shared commercial region for use by a plurality of tenant vendors, providing both a virtual and tangible experience regarding products of the tenant vendors. The system can also include a common area of the shared commercial region, populated by interaction terminals and goods linked to product information pages available through the interaction terminals or mobile devices. Through various embodiments, tenant vendors may be efficiently represented within a shared commercial region in high-cost/rent locations and geographically diverse venues, and in locations not normally suited for a small vendor to establish a sales presence. Also provided are systems for completing purchases on an immediate or deferred basis, and systems to monitor and analyze customer traffic and behaviors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: WASHINGTON PRIME GROUP L.P.
    Inventor: Louis G. Conforti
  • Patent number: 10970694
    Abstract: A system of the present invention includes a shared commercial region for use by a plurality of tenant vendors, providing both a virtual and tangible experience regarding products of the tenant vendors. The system can also include a common area of the shared commercial region, populated by interaction terminals and goods linked to product information pages available through the interaction terminals or mobile devices. Through various embodiments, tenant vendors may be efficiently represented within a shared commercial region in high-cost/rent locations and geographically diverse venues, and in locations not normally suited for a small vendor to establish a sales presence. Also provided are systems for completing purchases on an immediate or deferred basis, and systems to monitor and analyze customer traffic and behaviors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: WASHINGTON PRIME GROUP L.P.
    Inventor: Louis G. Conforti
  • Patent number: 10972395
    Abstract: A method for granting a qualification includes receiving a qualification sharing request sent by a granting account for granting a granted account a prioritized application qualification for a target service, detecting whether the granting account has previously used the target service, and, if the granting account has previously used the target service, granting the granted account the prioritized application qualification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Xiaomi Inc.
    Inventors: Yang Wang, Changbing Chen, Qiang Fu, Enxing Hou
  • Patent number: 10963946
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for providing a mixed-cart solution for an in-store app. An embodiment operates by receiving a request to add an item from a physical store to an associate shopping cart associated with an account. It is determined that the account is additionally associated with an online shopping cart associated with the store, and that the requested item does not exist in the online shopping cart. It selected item is added to the associate shopping cart. Both the online shopping cart and the associate shopping cart are provided to a computing device configured to simultaneously display both the online shopping cart and the associate shopping cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Gilberte Houbart, Daryn Cox, Aeshvarya Verma, Hayim Kobi
  • Patent number: 10929903
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system for intermediating a used bicycle trade-in between a seller and a buyer, comprising a bicycle verifying part including a non-destructive testing or NDT module for verifying inside of a frame of a bicycle provided by the seller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: WRIGHTBROTHERS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hee Soo Kim, Byung Soo Kim, Sang Bum Kim
  • Patent number: 10924489
    Abstract: A method is disclosed including receiving a request for changing a privilege of a peer of the public blockchain network, in response to receiving the request for changing the privilege, automatically submitting a trust query to a trust verification entity, receiving from the trust verification entity, a trust score associated with the peer, comparing the received trust score to a pre-determined threshold, determining, based on the comparison, that the trust score is greater than the pre-determined threshold, in response to determining that the trust score is greater than the pre-determined threshold, automatically voting that the request be granted, receiving votes of other privileged peers of the public blockchain network, determining that a number of the votes for granting the request is sufficient to grant the request, and in response to determining that the number of votes is sufficient, automatically executing the requested changing of the privilege of the peer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Fenglian Xu, Jake Turner, Liam Grace, Anastasia Paterson
  • Patent number: 10901411
    Abstract: A method for operating a transport system having at least one transport means. In this case, it is provided that a period of use of the transport by a user or at least a beginning of the period of use is recorded by detecting a use of the transport means if at least two of the following conditions are met: A communication link of an assistance device of the user to the transport system exists or is being created; a load capacity of the transport means or a change in the load capacity is detected; and a movement of the transport means and/or an operation of a drive device of the transport means exists or exist or is or are being initiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Stephan Beutler, Maximilian Ertl
  • Patent number: 10896424
    Abstract: An inverse recommender system for detecting out-of-pattern payment transactions includes a memory device and a processor programmed to receive transaction data. The transaction data corresponds to historical payment transactions between account holders and merchants. The processor is programmed to generate a merchant correspondence matrix including the merchants and counters indicating the number of historical payment transactions between merchant pairs of the merchants and the account holders. The processor is programmed to store the merchant correspondence matrix in a memory device linking the merchant pairs to each account holder. The processor receives additional transaction data associated with a new payment transaction between an account holder and a merchant, and to generate an inverse recommender score for the new payment transaction based on the account holder's historical payment transaction data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Christopher John Merz, Joshua A. Allbright, Peng Yang
  • Patent number: 10891393
    Abstract: A system and method for enterprise privacy information compliance (EPIC), configured to scan and interrogate a site for privacy compliance based on one or more privacy standards. The method includes identifying at least one website associated with a URL and determining whether the at least one website is compliant with one or more privacy requirements. The method also includes generating a report indicating which of the one or more privacy requirements are met and which of the one or more privacy requirements are unmet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael J. Currier, Duanhua Tu, Sunil Joshi, Murthy V. Rallapalli, Lisa N. Schenkewitz
  • Patent number: 10872305
    Abstract: Provided are various mechanisms and processes for optimizing real-time, on-demand deliveries of perishable goods. In one aspect, a method is provided for aggregating on-demand deliveries using a depot dispatch protocol. The method comprises dispatching runners to pick up on-demand orders for drop off at a depot where the orders are aggregated and batched based on optimized delivery routes and destination proximities. Batches of orders are then assigned to couriers who may arrive at the depot to receive the batched orders without having to navigate through areas of high congestion. Such delivery routing system may be implemented alongside a delivery tracking system for generating estimated time of arrival predictive updates for real-time delivery of perishable goods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: DoorDash, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff Ning Han, Dan Michael Babcock, Thomas Scott Stephens, Cody Duane Aughney
  • Patent number: 10870537
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure include a computer implemented system including at least one processor and memory storing instructions. In one embodiment, a system receives a batch identifier, determines a number of containers, sends the number of containers to a user device, and receives a first container identifier from a user device. The system retrieves a location identifier of a first item, sends the location identifier to the user device, and receives a physical location identifier from the user device. The system sends to the user device the first item when the physical location identifier matches the location identifier. The system receives a physical item identifier of the first item and sends a destination to the user device to bring the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Coupang Corp.
    Inventors: Jeong Seok Oh, Ji Eun Kim, Chang Geun Jin, Sang Ho Yim, Woong Kim
  • Patent number: 10853739
    Abstract: In an example, a machine learning algorithm is used to train an entity risk evaluation model to output an entity risk score based on transaction data in a computer network. Entity risk scores for various entities may be stored in a database, and retrieved and displayed upon user interaction with one or more reports involving corresponding entities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Tu Truong, Fuming Wu, Julio Navas, Ajain Kuzhimattathil, Hanxiang Chen, Nazanin Zaker Habibabadi, Omar Rahman, Han Li
  • Patent number: 10832297
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method and system for buying and selling cellular service in a market allowing real-time pricing is disclosed. The computer-implemented method and system comprise storing at least one offer to sell a specified quantity of cellular service (which may be voice minutes, messages, data or other available service parameters) initiated by a seller, and processing one or more requests to purchase cellular service initiated by one or more buyers. The processing of the requests to purchase cellular service further comprises implementing a method for matching one or more requests to purchase cellular service with any stored offers; wherein when a match occurs the buyer is able to purchase the desired quantity of cellular service. The computer-implemented method and system includes deducting the purchased quantity of cellular service from a service profile of the seller and adding the purchased quantity of cellular service to a service profile of the buyer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: AERIS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Drew S. Johnson, Yixiang Chen, Dae Seong Kim
  • Patent number: 10834174
    Abstract: Systems and methods for displaying mobile ads on a mobile device of a user are disclosed. In various embodiments, a mobile application (app) is provided to the mobile device for installation, where the mobile app is configured to display mobile ads to a device screen of the mobile device. A server communicatively coupled to the mobile device tracks a reward associated with the user where the reward is based on enabling the mobile device to receive mobile ads. The server transmits one or more mobile ads to the mobile device, which, upon receipt at the mobile device, causes the mobile app to display the one or more mobile ads outside of the mobile app.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: ADENDA MEDIA INC.
    Inventor: Francis George Doumet
  • Patent number: 10796335
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, and a computer readable medium of recommending contents. The method includes receiving, by a computer, at least one of user input and contextual input, wherein the contextual input corresponds to a plurality of arms, calculating, by the computer, a plurality of reward values for each of the plurality of arms using a plurality of individual recommendation algorithms such that each of the plurality of reward values is generated by a respective individual recommendation algorithm from the plurality of individual recommendation algorithms, based on the received input, calculating, by the computer, an aggregated reward value for each of the plurality of arms by applying linear program boosting to the plurality reward values for the respective arm; and selecting one arm from the plurality of arms which has greatest calculated aggregated reward value; and outputting, by the computer, contents corresponding to the selected arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDS AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Qing He, Abhishek Mishra, Zhisu Zhu
  • Patent number: 10771423
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media are configured to provide content items, generated by at least one of connections or a group of a user, relating to an event for presentation on a page of a social networking system dedicated to the event. A live feed of information relating to the event is provided for presentation on the page. A summary of segments of the event is provided for presentation on the page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Aryeh Selekman, Diana Hsu, Yuval Kesten, Alexander James Himel, Daniel S. Chai, Ray C. He, David Kao, Justin David Stahl, Markus Christian Messner-Chaney
  • Patent number: 10769681
    Abstract: Methods and systems for facilitating a program with participating merchants and consumers are described. In some embodiments, a method includes receiving a wish list of a user. The wish list may include items or services sold by merchants participating in the program. The wish list may be published to the merchants participating in the program. A location of the user may be determined, and an offer from one of the participating merchants may be received, where the offer is based on the location of the user. A total cost of the offer may be calculated by analyzing the offer. The user may be notified of the offer and the total cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: UNITED SERVICES AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION (USAA)
    Inventors: Marty Lee Mendivil, Rickey Dale Burks, Charles Lee Oakes, III, Michael Patrick Bueche, Jr., Christopher A. Jackson, Margaret M. Tuschinski, Craig Kincaid, Luke James Gradeless, Elizabeth Jackson, Stephen Basilotto
  • Patent number: 10740715
    Abstract: In some examples, a computing device may receive, from a first user device, a communication indicating a request to create a combined order for items offered by one or more merchants. For example, the combined order may enable a plurality of users to independently purchase individual ones of the items from the one or more merchants. The combined order may be created having an initial condition and may be accessible by the plurality of users for adding items to the combined order. At least one selection of a respective item may be received from each user of the plurality of users. For instance, each selection may change the condition of the combined order. In addition, the computing device may process the items added to the combined order as a single order to perform at least one action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: DOORDASH, INC.
    Inventors: Abhay Raj Kumar, Jesse Lee Reiss, Ajit Kalidindi Varma, Matthew Rhodes, Richard David Din, Anthony Bishopric
  • Patent number: 10726456
    Abstract: Some examples provide systems, methods, apparatus, and computer program products for providing virtual aggregation groups using a market platform. An example method may include establishing, using a market platform, a virtual aggregation group comprising at least two members. The method may also include generating a committed pricing agreement between the virtual aggregation group and at least one supplier. The committed pricing agreement may include compliance terms that determine at least one price parameter for a product purchase by the at least two members of the virtual aggregation group from the supplier based on a market commitment of the virtual aggregation group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: APTITUDE, LLC
    Inventors: Joel Walter Denton, Troy Wayne Kirchenbauer, Russell Francis Lewis, John Walter Mallinckrodt, II, Patrick Robert Richer, Scott Michael Willey
  • Patent number: 10706387
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for automatic packaging determination comprising memory storing instructions and at least one processor performing steps comprising: receiving an order comprising at least one item; searching at least one data store to determine tags and properties associated with each item; sorting the items into at least one group; for each group: performing an optimization process for packaging the items in the group, by: selecting a data structure representing a first package; iteratively simulating packaging of a largest item of the group into the first package until all items are packaged, wherein if the simulating determines that the items in the group do not fit into the selected package: choosing a larger package, iteratively packing until all items are packed in the larger package; and generating set of instructions for packaging the items into the box; and sending the generated instructions for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Coupang Corp.
    Inventors: Xiaohua Cui, Zhijun Xu, Rubin Zhao
  • Patent number: 10686606
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a first encrypted request from a client device. The request includes a request for access to a resource corresponding to a first uniform resource locator (URL). The method also includes routing the first encrypted request to the first URL; and sending a first response to the client device from the first URL. The first response includes a redirection instruction to a second URL, and the second URL is an unsecured URL. The method also includes intercepting an unencrypted request from the client device. The unencrypted request includes a request to access a resource corresponding to the second URL. The method also includes sending a modified version of the unencrypted request to the resource corresponding to the second URL. The modified version of the unencrypted request includes information identifying the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Israel Tsadok
  • Patent number: 10657830
    Abstract: A method, system, and/or computer program product controls operations of an aerial drone within a predetermined airspace. A drone controller device detects a presence of an aerial drone. The drone controller device and the aerial drone negotiate permission to fly within a predetermined airspace under a predefined aerial drone state. In response to successfully negotiating the permission, the drone controller device enables a drone on-board computer to operate the aerial drone within the predetermined airspace in accordance with the predefined aerial drone state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael S. Gordon, James R. Kozloski, Ashish Kundu, Peter K. Malkin, Clifford A. Pickover
  • Patent number: 10643258
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method for determining pricing and availability of e-commerce entities. The determination includes accessing a web page that includes an entity of interest and generating a visual map representation of the web page that includes elements related to the entity's pricing/availability and stylistic identifiers that are applied to those elements. Stylistic identifiers are pricing/availability identifiers based on stylistic heuristics. Certain elements are identified as candidate elements and a likelihood that a candidate element is pricing/availability element of the entity is determined for the candidate elements. A candidate element is selected as the pricing/availability element of the entity by analyzing the determined likelihood of various candidate elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: KEEP HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Philip Kurnit, Charles Myslinsky, Ryan Quigley, Mark Tozzi, Scott Craig Germaise
  • Patent number: 10628491
    Abstract: A method, system and computer-usable medium for providing cognitive insights comprising receiving data from a plurality of data sources, the plurality of data sources comprising a blockchain data source, the blockchain data source providing blockchain data; processing the data from the plurality of data sources, the processing the data from the plurality of data sources performing data enriching to provide enriched data; generating the cognitive session graph, the cognitive session graph being associated with a session, the cognitive session graph comprising at least some enriched data; and, associating a cognitive blockchain with the cognitive session graph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Cognitive Scale, Inc.
    Inventors: Manoj Saxena, Matthew Sanchez, Richard Knuszka