Auction Patents (Class 705/26.3)
  • Patent number: 11374868
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention relates to a communication node (10, 11) for a communication system (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: R-3 RELIABLE REALTIME RADIO COMMUNICATION GMBH
    Inventors: Mathias Bohge, Florian Bonanati
  • Patent number: 11360999
    Abstract: A method of managing inventory allocations includes the step of receiving, in a data processing apparatus, data relating to the sale of items of inventory allocated to respective re-sellers. The date is processed to obtain data relating to sales performance of one or more of the respective re-sellers. The method includes adjusting a price for which inventory allocated to that respective re-seller is to be sold by depending on said data relating to the sales performance of the respective re-sellers and/or re-allocation inventory items from that said respective re-seller to other respective re-sellers. The invention extends to a software product and to a system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Surge Pricing Patent Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Loch, Helen Johnson, Geoffrey Toogood, Daniel Paul Ruul
  • Patent number: 11356503
    Abstract: Systems and methods for hybrid burst optimized regulated workload orchestration for infrastructure as a service are disclosed. According to one embodiment, in an information processing apparatus comprising at least one computer processor, a method for providing hybrid burst optimized regulated workload orchestration for infrastructure as a service may include: (1) receiving a job request for a job comprising at least one job requirement from a job requester; (2) calculating a cost of job for the job based on the at least one job requirement; (3) identifying an IaaS provider from a plurality of IaaS providers that meets the job requirements and the cost of job, wherein the plurality of IaaS providers comprises at least one on-premises IaaS provider and the at least one off-premises IaaS provider; (4) executing an IaaS request for the identified IaaS provider; and (5) monitoring execution of the job by the identified IaaS provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.
    Inventors: Darren Marvin, Thomas Williams, Lee Staples, Rupert Pigott, Donald Harper, Nelson M. Pereira, Sandeep Sarthavalli Ramesh, Charles Parkin, Brian Todd, Minlin Gao, Julian Leggett
  • Patent number: 11343161
    Abstract: A method of deploying a network service across multiple data centers, each having a cloud management server running a cloud computing management software to provision virtual infrastructure resources thereof for a first tenant among a plurality of tenants, includes maintaining for each data center static inventory data that indicate virtual infrastructure resources that are available thereat to the first tenant, identifying, in response to a network service request for the first tenant, a virtual network function associated with the network service, generating commands to deploy the virtual network function based on a descriptor of the virtual network function, selecting one of the data centers in which the virtual network function is to be deployed based on the descriptor of the virtual network function and the static inventory data of each data center, and issuing the commands to the selected data center to deploy the virtual network function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Sachin Thakkar, Allwyn M. Sequeira, Serge Maskalik, Debashis Basak, Mark Bryan Whipple
  • Patent number: 11334673
    Abstract: Systems and methods, disclosed herein, of a campaign controller that stores information to a database about execution of multiple simulated phishing campaigns for multiple users, where each of the simulated phishing campaigns use one or more models for communicating simulated phishing communications. Based on this information, the campaign controller may determine a rate of success of the model, in causing a user to interact with a link in one of the simulated phishing campaigns, and may display the model's rate of success via a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: KnowBe4, Inc.
    Inventors: Stu Sjouwerman, Eric Sites
  • Patent number: 11334630
    Abstract: A multi-layer consumption unit estimation (CUE) stack may generate a consumption preview for prescribing cloud computing resource utilization. An input layer of the CUE stack may obtain computing resource utilization tracking data, consumption metric data, application execution tracking data, and computing resource reservation data for a set of computing resources. A configuration layer of the CUE stack may determine a CUE interval and determine consumption metric modifiers for a selected identity associated with the set of computing resources. A CUE engine layer may generate a consumption preview by advancing a dynamic consumption credit input/output flow analysis and executing a direct utilization consumption determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: ACCENTURE GLOBAL SOLUTIONS LIMITED
    Inventors: Madhan Kumar Srinivasan, Guruprasad PV, Manish Sharma Kolachalam
  • Patent number: 11315373
    Abstract: Examples associated with device storage isolation are described. One example apparatus includes a set of receptacles for electronic devices. Each receptacle includes a power connector to provide power to an electronic device stored in the receptacle, a network connector to provide a network connection to the electronic device stored in the receptacle, and a locking mechanism to secure contents of the receptacle. Members of the set of receptacles are digitally isolated from other members of the set of receptacles. The apparatus also includes an authentication module to authenticate a user based on a credential provided by the user. The authentication module controls a selected locking mechanism of a selected member of the set of receptacles based on the credential and based on data received from a remote information technology module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Gerold K. Shelton, Matthew Frederickson, Kyle J. Nottingham
  • Patent number: 11314756
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software described herein provide enhancements for managing and comparing data from multiple information sources. In one implementation, a method of operating a comparison service includes obtaining, from a plurality of data sources, data objects in a plurality of formats corresponding to an event, wherein the data objects each comprise data items for the event. The method further includes maintaining a data structure for the event, wherein the data structure relates data items of similar data type from the plurality of data sources. The method also provides identifying a user request for a summary of the event, generating an event summary based on the data structure, and providing the event summary to the requesting user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Advertising Production Resources, Inc.
    Inventors: Holly Vezina, Kathy Lynn Keith
  • Patent number: 11301927
    Abstract: An art market pricing and commission system for the fine art market is disclosed. The art market pricing and commission system allows artists and collectors to see how others are reacting to particular pieces of artwork in real time. The art market pricing and commission system creates an electronic ledger and official photographic record that authenticates works of art now and into the future. The art market pricing and commission system encourages individuals to participate in determining what is good and valuable and create a cohesive, thriving market. The art market pricing and commission system is deployed as an Internet platform that combines a specific pricing structure with a special commission system to incentivize user interaction, assign value to works of art and create a transparent, thriving market.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventor: William Mazor
  • Patent number: 11301889
    Abstract: A method of accepting a bid for an item offered for sale through an internet web portal comprising the following steps: listing with an internet web portal bid program by an item being sold by a merchant; accessing the internet web portal bid program by a user to obtain of bid information of the item; placing with the internet web portal bid program by the registered user of a bid for the item, the bid containing a price that the registered user will pay for the item; presenting by the internet web portal bid program to the registered merchant of one or more economic factors to assist the registered merchant in selecting at least one bid from the one or more bids as a winning bid, one or more economic factors being based on item information and being other than the bid price.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventors: Allen J Evdokimo, Leslie K. Nielsen
  • Patent number: 11288709
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media that train and utilize multi-phase learning models to predict performance during digital content campaigns and provide digital content to client devices in a real-time bidding environment. In particular, one or more embodiments leverage organizational structure of digital content campaigns to train two learning models, utilizing different data sources, to predict performance, generate bid responses, and provide digital content to client devices. For example, the disclosed systems can train a first performance learning model in an offline mode utilizing parent-level historical data. Then, in an online mode, the disclosed systems can train a second performance learning model utilizing child-level historical data and utilize the first performance learning model and the second performance learning model to generate bid responses and bid amounts in a real-time bidding environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Zhenyu Yan, Chen Dong, Abhishek Pani, Yuan Yuan
  • Patent number: 11282302
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, a method for monitoring and troubleshooting a vehicle using a communications server is presented. The communications server includes a plurality of request handlers, including a dynamic monitor request handler, each coupled to a message handler and to a client request dispatcher, a vehicle communications interface coupled to a message handler, which is coupled to at least one vehicle communications interface and to the plurality of request handlers, and a client interface coupled to the client request dispatcher and to the vehicle. The method includes coupling the vehicle communications interface to the vehicle, coupling the client interface to a client computer, storing in RAM formatting information for each of the vehicle parameters, receiving a request, sending a message representing the request to an appropriate request handler, communicating with the vehicle, receiving a response, and providing the response to the at least one client computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: William P. Horne, Erin E. Warr, Norman F. Kirby, Suzanne M. Schoonover
  • Patent number: 11282134
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for auctioning vehicles or other products and services where bids or offers for items offered for sale are evaluated against auction conditions. A method for auctioning one or multiple products or services where during the course of the auction the value of a bid amount required to win is reduced based upon auction conditions. A method is disclosed for displaying, evaluating and accepting bids or offers to purchase in the form of multiple payments over time that are equivalent in value to a singular valued price during an auction. The methods can be implemented via a programmed module operating on a computing system as a special purpose computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: KASSELRRL IP LLC
    Inventor: Michael Lewison
  • Patent number: 11275746
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to apparatuses, systems, and methods for enhancing search results based on recent user interactions. As described herein, embodiments may infer various refinements for search queries; these refinements are based, at least in part, on the user's recent interactions with the search platform (e.g., within a current session). In other words, as the user is interacting with the search platform, one or more refinements may be inferred to help make the search results more relevant to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Sameep Navin Solanki, Jayasimha Katukuri, Manas Haribhai Somaiya, Rajyashree Mukherjee, Rakesh Setty
  • Patent number: 11232443
    Abstract: An apparatus and computer-implemented electronic transaction method includes the operation of reading, via a payment-on-delivery device, a machine-readable transaction code in which transaction details of a collect-on-delivery transaction are encoded. A notification is transmitted to a consumer computing device. In addition, the transaction details are transmitted to the consumer computing device. The apparatus transmits payments details for funding the collect-on-delivery transaction to an interchange network for processing the collect-on-delivery transaction. The apparatus receives a payment authorization response message from the interchange network indicating completion of the collect-on-delivery transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Mastercard International Incorporated
    Inventors: Tara L. Sauer, Christopher T. Scholl
  • Patent number: 11222366
    Abstract: An online system selecting content items for presentation to its users accounts for likelihoods of users performing actions associated with content items when selecting content items. The online system maintains models determining likelihoods of users performing various actions. If a content item is associated with an action that infrequently occurs, information for determining the model for the action is limited, so the online system increases a bid amount associated with the content item during a time interval to an amount based on a likelihood of the user performing a more frequently occurring alternative action and an average bid amount for the alternative action from content items previously presented to users. The online system also determines an amount based on the model for the action and the bid amount for during the time interval and stops increasing the bid amount when the rate of change has less than a threshold magnitude.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Meta Platforms, Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Sumatilal Bhalgat, Hao Song
  • Patent number: 11217101
    Abstract: A method and system for management and anticipatory deployment of autonomously controlled vehicles are disclosed. According to one embodiment, a method may include calculating the geographic locations and periods of time where self-driving vehicles might experience the greatest probability of being requested to provide transportation services to passengers or cargo, and then communicating the resulting locations and times to self-driving vehicles, causing the vehicles to deploy themselves to those certain locations at those certain times, all prior to and in anticipation of specific requests being initiated by users or entities for such transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Tribal Rides, Inc.
    Inventor: Kurt R. Laetz
  • Patent number: 11210623
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of providing authenticated delivery of a purchase to an authorised recipient comprises: a. authorising (S2-1) a purchase, including designating an authorised recipient for the purchase; b. providing (S2-3) corresponding delivery tokens (4a, 4b) to a recipient device (3) of the authorised recipient and to a delivery device (13) associated with delivery of the purchase; c. at the point of delivery, determining (S2-7) whether the delivery token (4a) of the recipient device (3) matches the delivery token (4b) of the delivery device (13); and, if so: d. confirming (S2-9) that delivery of the purchase is authorised.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Barclays Execution Services Limited
    Inventors: Loren Barton, Colin McSkeane
  • Patent number: 11204965
    Abstract: Generating insight on a set of data is provided. A request for information regarding a specific topic is received from a client device corresponding to a requester. An analysis is performed on the request and a type of the information requested is determined based on the analysis. A set of information vendors is selected from a plurality of known information vendors based on the type of the information requested and other factors. Insights on the type of the information requested are obtained from the selected set of information vendors and an analysis is performed on the insights. A response to the request is generated based on the analysis of the insights on the type of the information requested that was obtained from the selected set of information vendors. The response to the request is sent to the client device corresponding to the requester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rama Kalyani T. Akkiraju, Karl J. Cama, Norbert Herman, Shubhadip Ray
  • Patent number: 11195526
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an indication management device includes voice acquisition means, indication recognition means, importance degree determination means, and output control means. The voice acquisition means acquires a voice which is input by a voice input terminal. The indication recognition means recognizes details of an indication from the voice acquired by the voice acquisition means. The importance degree determination means determines a degree of importance of the indication from the voice acquired by the voice acquisition means. The output control means controls output of indication details to an output device in accordance with the degree of importance determined by the importance degree determination means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazunori Hirabayashi, Kazuhiro Ogura, Ryuichi Aoyama, Koji Nagai, Toshinori Fukuta
  • Patent number: 11182848
    Abstract: The systems and methods described herein relate to processing of information, data and automated transaction information involving content and/or experiences. In some exemplary implementations, illustrative automated methods of computerized information processing may involve automated auction processing, sweepstakes processing, handling, fulfillment and/or particular checkout processing of product(s) and/or item(s), including product(s) and/or item(s) such as experiences, physical products, digital products, and/or other offerings by luminaries. According to certain implementations, various product types, flag and/or identifiers are utilized in automated transformations of various purchasable products among the various offerings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Inventors: Trevor Dow Traina, Joseph Peter Vierra, Jennifer Chih-Ting Chen
  • Patent number: 11176579
    Abstract: A system can perform certain acts. The acts can include determining score values to identify a plurality of target customers associated with a plurality of potential offers. The acts can include receiving bids from the plurality of target customers for the plurality of potential offers. The acts can include performing an iterative process for each respective target customer of the plurality of target customers to take turns to submit a respective bid for each respective potential offer of the plurality of potential offers associated with the respective target customer. The acts can include determining a respective final bid for each of the plurality of potential offers such that an aggregate value for the plurality of target customers that can be maximized across the plurality of potential offers. The acts can include sending instructions to deliver the plurality of offers to at least a portion of the plurality of target customers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Mindi Yuan, Wei Shen, Yannis Pavlidis, Jun Li
  • Patent number: 11151496
    Abstract: A lead time calculation system includes a configured lead time generator and a measured lead time generator. The configured lead time generator calculates a lead time estimate to move products between a first node in a supply chain and a second node in the supply chain based on expected travel times, expected warehouse times, expected sourcing times, delivery schedules, unloading schedules, and product-node relationship data. A measured lead time generator receives electronic data interchange (EDI) events, receipts, and purchase order data and calculates an actual lead time for the first node and second node. The actual lead time can be compared with the configured lead time to evaluate performance of different aspects of the supply chain. Lead time estimates can be adjusted based on actual lead times that are measured by the measured lead time generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: TARGET BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: Gagan Mahajan, Praveen Kumar Kumaresen, Abhilash Koneri, Kraig Narr
  • Patent number: 11138655
    Abstract: There are provided an information processing device, an information processing method, an information processing program, and a recording medium having the information program recorded therein which can present, to a seller, information which enables a setting of, for example, adequate putting-up conditions according to a putting-up purpose of an item. The information processing device acquires transaction history information of an item related to item information of an item specified by a seller for putting-up, from a database which stores transaction history information of items put up in the past. Further, the information processing device extracts transaction history information of other items which suit to a putting-up purpose of the item by the seller, as suited transaction history information, from the extracted transaction history information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Rakuten Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Kentaro Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11132731
    Abstract: The method and system for recommending, monitoring, selecting and delivering gifts includes maintaining a transaction profile and target profile in a data network for a giver, maintaining target sub-profiles corresponding to each recipient listed in the transaction profile, transmitting an alert, presenting a gift selection menu formed by a plurality of recommended gift options, choosing a selected gift option from the gift selection menu, transmitting a notice of the selected gift option to the recipient, and storing a response. Each gift option has been identified with a target rating from a filtered array of primary factors of the target profile. The array is filtered by a target template for the primary factors. The filtered array can be revised for increased accuracy. The response of the recipient includes accepting or rejecting, including re-gifting and consolidating, handling complex gift items, and revising the target templates for subsequent gifts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Inventor: Elizabeth Boruhovin
  • Patent number: 11113630
    Abstract: A correlithm object processing system that includes a trainer configured to send a node entry request to a node engine that triggers the node engine to generate an entry in a node table. The trainer is further configured to receive a source correlithm object and a target correlithm object in response to sending the node entry request. The trainer is further configured to send a real world input value and the source correlithm object to a sensor engine which triggers the sensor engine to generate an entry in a sensor table linking the real world input value and the source correlithm object. The trainer is further configured to send a real world output value and the target correlithm object to an actor engine which triggers the actor engine to generate an entry in an actor table linking the real world output value and the target correlithm object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventor: Patrick N. Lawrence
  • Patent number: 11106682
    Abstract: A decision platform can be a computer-implemented platform for predicting and increasing the likelihood that directed information is relevant to a user or device. The decision platform can have capabilities for predicting rates of interactivity with the directed information updating models, and reacting to directed information inventory changes in real-time without human intervention. The decision platform can use a three-dimensional logistic regression model to predict interactivity based in part on a user interactivity rate, a directed information interactivity rate, and a placement interactivity rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Collin Otis, Mandeep Waraich
  • Patent number: 11106515
    Abstract: A computing system includes a network circuit configured to communicate data over a network, an accounts database configured to store information pertaining to accounts associated with a plurality of customers, and a plurality of application programming interfaces (APIs). The computing system also includes an integration circuit configured to receive a plurality of indications from different third parties of third party preferences to integrate different ones of the functionalities into different third party services. The integration circuit is further configured to select different subsets of the plurality of APIs for the different third parties based on functionalities identified via the indications. The integration circuit is further configured to provide, via a first selected subset of the plurality of APIs, information associated with a first functionality to an external device to facilitate access to the first functionality via a first third party service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Lila Fakhraie, Jennifer Greene, Christopher J. Hirth, Ashish B. Kurani, Andrea Renee Leighton, Margot Lockwood-Stein, Benjamin Soccorsy, Ronald H. Yang, Young M. Yang
  • Patent number: 11102357
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to generate audience measurement data from population sample data having incomplete demographic classifications are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Dipti Umesh Shah, Antonia Toupet
  • Patent number: 11093976
    Abstract: The present invention provides protocol enhancements and variations to the current state of RTB that provide additional buying methods to address the challenges associated with RTB, such as resource intensiveness for both exchanges and bidders and lack of a truly automated way of guaranteeing the win rates necessary to fulfill guaranteed campaigns with predictable risk. These methods include a) open bids that are automatically entered in future auctions in case of loss, b) buy orders for time-limited, small quantities of impressions specified either with a live auction bid response or via a separate interface, and c) guaranteed buy orders that allow impressions to be secured without a live auction in return for a premium above fair market value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Media Inc.
    Inventor: James M. Butler
  • Patent number: 11086674
    Abstract: A system for reinforcement learning in a dynamic resource environment includes at least one memory and at least one processor configured to provide an electronic resource environment comprising: a matching engine and the resource generating agent configured for: obtaining from a historical data processing task database a plurality of historical data processing tasks, each historical data processing task including respective task resource requirement data; for a historical data processing task of the plurality of historical data processing tasks, generating layers of data processing tasks wherein a first layer data processing task has an incremental variant in its resource requirement data relative to resource requirement data for a second layer data processing task; and providing the layers of data processing tasks for matching by the machine engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: ROYAL BANK OF CANADA
    Inventors: Hasham Burhani, Zichang Long, Jonathan Cupillari
  • Patent number: 11080084
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for managing resources in virtualization systems, including multi-cloud systems. The use of supply chain economics alone and in combination with other techniques offers a unified platform to integrate, optimize or improve, and automate resource management in a virtualization system. These techniques may be used to monitor and control the delivery of service level agreements and software licenses. They may also be used to monitor and control contention of computing resources in a virtualization system, and to suspend or terminate computing resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: TURBONOMIC, INC.
    Inventors: Yechiam Yemini, Shmuel Kliger, Danilo Florissi, Shai Benjamin, Yuri Rabover, Mor Cohen, Enlin Xu, Endre Sara
  • Patent number: 11074634
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for probabilistic item matching and searching. A system including at least one processor may be configured to receive a data point relating to a specific item, generate a database query based on the data point, and receive a response to the database query. The response may include multiple candidate items relating to the specific item. The system may be further configured to receive a first input relating to the specific item and generate a probability score for at least two candidate items of the multiple candidate items in the response, based on at least the second input. The system may be further configured to select a selected item from the candidate items, based on the probability score for the selected item. The system may be further configured to output a reference to, or value representing, the selected item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Mercari, Inc.
    Inventors: Byong Mok Oh, Dhruv Mehrotra, Chiaki Osaka, Naoya Makino, Patrick Michael Wiseman, Minami Sueyasu
  • Patent number: 11074524
    Abstract: There is provided systems and methods for securing an event ticket. A processing module of a server device may access a first data packet associated with a first account and a second data packet associated with a second account. A status module of the server device may determines from the first data packet a first status of the first account attempting to secure an event ticket. The status module may further determine from the second data packet a second status of the second account attempting to secure the event ticket. A device module of the server device may determine from the first data packet an identification of a client device accessing the first account. A communication module of the server device may transmit the second status of the second account to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: StubHub, Inc.
    Inventors: Qing Guo, Sudhir Kishan Shivakumar
  • Patent number: 11055659
    Abstract: A system for automatic product enrollment, includes: multiple visual sensors configured to capture images of a product; multiple scales configured to measure weight distribution of the product; and a computing device in communication with the visual sensors and the scales. The computing device is configured to: determine identification of the product and construct a 3D model of the product using the captured images; retrieve warehouse information of the product based on the identification; and enroll the warehouse information, the 3D model, and the weight distribution of the product into a product database. An automatic product enrollment method using the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignees: Beijing Jingdong Shangke Information Technology Co., Ltd., JD.com American Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Hui Cheng
  • Patent number: 11055748
    Abstract: The present invention is directed towards methods and systems for matching, by a demand side service, an advertisement with an impression from a plurality of impressions available across a plurality of impression opportunity providers. A demand side service executing on one or more servers may receive a request to bid for placement of an advertisement on one or more impression opportunities available across a plurality of impression opportunity providers. The demand side service may further determine an impression opportunity from the plurality of impression opportunities to bid on. In addition, the demand side service may communicate, via a network, one or more bids via an interface to an impression opportunity provider of the plurality of impression opportunity providers. The demand side service may complete a transaction to procure the impression opportunity from the impression opportunity provider responsive to a winning bid from the one or more bids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: MediaMath, Inc.
    Inventors: Yehuda Ari Buchalter, Roland G. Cozzolino, Joseph M. Zawadzki
  • Patent number: 11030690
    Abstract: A method for matching one or more buyers with one or more sellers to facilitate trade in a marketplace provided by a service provider includes the steps of receiving a bid to sell mobile data from one or more sellers, receiving a bid to buy mobile data from one or more buyers, matching at least a portion of the bid of the one or more buyers with at least a portion of the bid of the one or more sellers based on: a revenue maximization function to maximize the service provider's revenue based on a relationship between administration revenue and bid revenue, facilitating a transfer of the mobile data from the one or more seller to the one or more buyer, following the matching of the one or more buyers with the one or more sellers, through the service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: City University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: Liang Zheng, Chee Wei Tan
  • Patent number: 11030006
    Abstract: Techniques for secure and efficient interfacing with a cloud computing service are described. In an embodiment, a cloud computing management service is programmed or configured to communicate with a cloud computing service. The cloud computing management service can be accessed by software engineers that are looking to deploy a software instance to a computing device of the cloud computing service. Thus, the cloud computing management service acts as an intermediary layer in front of the cloud computing service. In an embodiment, the cloud computing management service may store one or more frequently-used system parameters for deployment of software instances. The parameters conform to company's security protocols, compliance protocols, and/or other standards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Paquette, Huw Pryce, Alexander Feldman, Ryan Zheng, Daniel Walker, Cody Moore, Patricio Velez, Gustav Brodman, Jakub Kozlowski, Eric Wong, Steven Capetta, Charles Post, Rick White
  • Patent number: 11019138
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are disclosed for regulating access of consumers (e.g., applications, containers, or VMs) to resources and services (e.g., storage). In one embodiment, this regulation occurs through the movement of consumers between different providers of a resource or service, such as a cloud service provider. Moving consumers includes, for example, determining the cost of moving the consumer from a first provider to a second provider. According to various embodiments, the cost of moving the consumer is compared to cost and performance criteria associated with moving the consumer from the first provider to the second provider. Cloud-based services may be priced as templates, reserved instances, or a combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Turbonomic, Inc.
    Inventors: Apostolos Dailianas, Wei Duan, Shravan Sriram
  • Patent number: 11019492
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed to provide a smart lighting infrastructure as a service for at least one of communication or analytics. An example communication node apparatus associated with a light fixture includes a sensor to detect an electronic device in proximity to the communication node apparatus. The example apparatus includes a processor to determine authorization of the electronic device to access a processing infrastructure. The example apparatus includes a communication interface to facilitate access to the infrastructure when the processor determines the electronic device is authorized. In the example apparatus, the processor is to monitor and control access to the infrastructure by the electronic device according to an access condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Ubicquia IQ LLC
    Inventors: Sebastien Magnan, Himamshu Prasad, Max Hippolyte Windisch
  • Patent number: 11010825
    Abstract: A system and method for synchronized video logging and playback of auction activity is disclosed. A particular embodiment includes: establishing, by use of a data processor and a data network, a data connection with at least one auction site; gathering auction data and video streams from the auction site; synchronizing the video streams with corresponding auction data; presenting a user interface to a user, the user interface enabling the user to select a desired portion of the auction data; and rendering the selected portion of the auction data along with a corresponding synchronized video clip from a video stream from the auction site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: AUCTION FRONTIER LLC
    Inventors: Brad Suchomel, Scott Suchomel
  • Patent number: 10979535
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for decoupled selection of content for semi-connected electronic devices. In one embodiment, an example method may include determining a set of candidate content for presentation at a semi-connected device, the set of candidate content comprising first content and second content of at least one content campaign, determining that an impression of the first content was served while the semi-connected device was disconnected from a network, determining that the first content and the second content were eligible for presentation at a first timestamp of a first impression interaction for the impression of the first content, determining a first bid amount for the first content and a second bid amount for the second content at a second timestamp of delivery of the first content to the semi-connected device, and determining a winning bid amount for the first impression interaction using the first bid amount and the second bid amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John Martin Miller, Deep Desai, Lucas Jacobs, Michael Lee Loritsch, Abhijeet More, Ross Tucker
  • Patent number: 10977718
    Abstract: A method and device for processing a transaction based on user interaction is disclosed. The method includes providing a plurality of article icons associated with a plurality of articles. At least one icon attribute of the plurality of article icons is indicative of real-time quantity associated with the plurality of articles. The method further includes receiving a first user interaction with an article icon and, in response, displaying at least one order icon representing at least one supplier for the article. The method includes receiving a second user interaction with an order icon and, in response, establishing a communication channel between the user and a supplier associated with the order icon in response to the second user interaction with the order icon. The communication channel enables at least one of the user and the supplier to dynamically modify at least one article attribute related to the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Wipro Limited
    Inventors: Amit Vikram, Krunal Ajit Kapadia
  • Patent number: 10970761
    Abstract: Systems and methods disclosed herein provide a geo-targeted online reservation system that ensures authenticity of customer devices requesting reservations by generating reservations only if threshold authentication conditions are satisfied. For example, a computing device registered with a server system receives inputs for requesting a reservation of a limited release product and for configuring the product. To authenticate the computing device, the server device transmits an electronic message to the computing device requesting the computing device to respond. A response to the message is one threshold authentication condition for generating the reservation. Upon determining that one or more threshold authentication conditions are satisfied, the server device generates a reservation for the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: Gordon Gibson Lanpher, Roger Brandon Beaty, Jonathan Matthew Shaw, Katharine Reinhold, Ryan Robert O. Malia, Megan Murphy Millard, Simon Atkins, Todd Ames
  • Patent number: 10956961
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and system for managing mobile offer records. The system may receive a query from a user including a shopping list comprising a plurality of items and a maximum price for a set of item descriptions of the shopping list. The system may identify a location of a mobile device. The system may obtain a plurality of offer records based on the location of the mobile device, the shopping list, and the maximum price. The system may normalize the plurality of offer records based on a value of the offer records. The system may rank the plurality of offer records based on the normalization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Charles W. Calio
  • Patent number: 10949892
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer-readable medium are disclosed for performing a cross platform reward exchange marketplace operation, comprising: creating a cross platform rewards account within a cross platform reward exchange marketplace; transferring a reward from a first entertainment system to the cross platform rewards account; placing the reward up for auction via the cross platform reward exchange marketplace; enabling monitoring of bids relating to the reward up for auction; accepting one of the plurality of bids relating to the reward up for auction; and, performing an exchange transaction via the cross platform reward exchange marketplace, the exchange transaction exchanging the reward up for auction and the one of the plurality of bids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Risham Y. Chokshi, Rachel O. Spratt, Robert E. Spratt, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10949794
    Abstract: Herein disclosed is a method and system to perform product delivery interception. In one implementation, a product delivery interceptor receives, from a purchaser, a request to determine availability of a product. The product delivery interceptor identifies a recipient of the product and transmits a bid for the product for consideration by the recipient. The product delivery interceptor acquires the recipient response to the bid and conveys an instruction to reroute delivery of the product to the purchaser if the recipient response indicates acceptance of the bid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Ashutosh Kumar Gupta, Nishant Maheshwari, Ajay Nehra
  • Patent number: 10936432
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for implementing a fault-tolerant parallel computation framework are disclosed. Execution of an application comprises execution of a plurality of processes in parallel. Process states for the processes are stored during the execution of the application. The processes use a message passing interface for exchanging messages with one other. The messages are exchanged and the process states are stored at a plurality of checkpoints during execution of the application. A final successful checkpoint is determined after the execution of the application is terminated. The final successful checkpoint represents the most recent checkpoint at which the processes exchanged messages successfully. Execution of the application is resumed from the final successful checkpoint using the process states stored at the final successful checkpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tin-Yu Lee, Rejith George Joseph, Scott Michael Le Grand, Saurabh Dileep Baji
  • Patent number: 10929905
    Abstract: The present teaching relates to online task exchange. In one example, information related to a task automatically created based on an intent of a person is received. The task is posted to a plurality of parties that are capable of completing the task. One or more bids are received from at least some of the plurality of parties. At least one winning bid is selected from the one or more bids based on at least one criterion. Information indicative of a status as to completion of the task is received. Resource is allocated to the at least one winning bid based on the status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Media Inc.
    Inventors: Prateeksha Uday Chandraghatgi, Conrad Wai, Scott Gaffney
  • Patent number: 10909213
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for supplementing measurement results of automated analyzers is presented. The method includes obtaining, at a computer device, a result of a measurement performed by an automated analyzer, the computer device and the automated analyzer being located within a privileged computer network, obtaining a context related algorithm associated with the result of the measurement defining one or more triggering conditions and context related information from a computer device residing outside of the privileged computer network at the computer device and processing the result of the measurement by using the context related algorithm to generate a context specific supplement to the result of the measurement at the computer device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Andreas Calatzis, Felix Dross, Marianne Wilmer, Simon John Davidson