Item Configuration Or Customization Patents (Class 705/26.5)
  • Patent number: 11107138
    Abstract: Methods for producing military decoration racks are described. In one embodiment, the method includes storing regulation data in a data storage unit, receiving user input for creating a military decoration rack design from a user via an input interface of a kiosk, translating the user input into input data, transforming the input data and the regulation data into rack data, producing a visual representation of the military decoration rack, displaying the visual representation to the user, transmitting the rack data to a production facility in electronic communication with the kiosk, and producing the military decoration rack via the production facility. The regulation data may include military decoration rack regulations, the kiosk may include a display unit and a processing unit configured to execute instruction data. The processing unit may be in electronic communication with the data storage unit. The instruction data may include an input module, an arrangement module, and a display module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventor: Jared Zabaldo
  • Patent number: 11106327
    Abstract: A method for providing real-time virtual experience of user interactions includes rendering a 3-D virtual environment based on one or more images of a physical environment including one or more representations of physical objects, receiving a user input to place a first preset virtual object at a space in the 3-D virtual environment, rendering the first preset virtual object, detecting, by the one or more cameras, a user's hand gesture interacting with the first preset virtual object, translating the user's hand gesture into an interaction with the first preset virtual object, identifying a first part of the first preset virtual object that is subject to the interaction with the first preset virtual object, concurrently displaying in real time on the display a representation of the user's hand gesture and a movement of the first part of the first preset virtual object caused by the interaction in the 3-D virtual environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: MIDEA GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Suresh Mani, Yujie Zhu, Eyoha Girma, Chien-Hwa Hwang
  • Patent number: 11097486
    Abstract: A method of 3D print modelling includes: generating a point cloud representation of a target virtual object for 3D printing, generating a voxel representation of the point cloud by adding a respective first voxel when a respective first point from the point cloud representation is located in the notional volume occupied by that first voxel, assigning a first colour associated with the first point to the faces of the first voxel, and if a second point from the point cloud representation is located within the volume of the first voxel, assigning a second colour associated with the second point to a respective face of the new voxel corresponding to the normal of the second point; and thickening the voxel representation of the point cloud by generating a duplicate voxel adjacent to the first voxel along a first axis passing through two opposing faces of the first voxel respectively having the first and second colours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew James Bigos
  • Patent number: 11082578
    Abstract: An image connection system including an information gathering unit that gathers information on an image to be captured, an image requesting unit that requests the capture of an image from at least one mobile communication device at a predetermined location for a predetermined fee, an image routing device that routes an image form at least one mobile communication device to the requesting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventor: Voula Behlis
  • Patent number: 11072122
    Abstract: A system and method for manufacturing objects in an automated fashion to improve the accessibility and effectiveness of manufacturing technologies. The system may be comprised of one or more web-accessible servers, one or more clients that may communicate with the server, and one or more manufacturing apparatuses that may communicate with one or more clients or servers. The server turns designs into manufacturing instructions using user-specified settings and databases of manufacturing parameters for particular apparatuses and/or manufacturing methods. The system may facilitate communication and revision of designs, manufacturing parameters, or manufacturing instructions between the user and the owner or operator of the manufacturing apparatus. The client may facilitate communication between the server and manufacturing apparatus, may monitor the manufacturing apparatus, and may be physically internal or external to the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Jabil Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Walker, John Feusi
  • Patent number: 11074643
    Abstract: Various product-configuration-related implementations are described herein. In one example implementation, a selection of a product is received. A plurality of sections associated with the product is determined. One or more option groups are determined for each of the sections. Each of the option groups includes one or more options for the product. A product configuration page is generated and provided for presentation to a user. The product configuration page includes a navigation panel. The navigation panel includes a plurality of tabs. Each tab in the plurality of tabs represents a certain section from the plurality of sections and includes one or more indicators corresponding to the one or more option groups included in the certain section. Each of the one or more indicators visually indicates whether an option from a corresponding option group has been selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Model N, Inc.
    Inventors: John Ellithorpe, Yihua Ding, Manfred Hettenkofer, David Cadwallader, Jenny Chang
  • Patent number: 11023774
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a computer-based system for supporting Product Customer Support Systems by means for parameter-free and fully unsupervised: clustering of a selected set documents (e.g., based on a query from some database) with unknown ontology (e.g., cases from Customer Support System); building a taxonomy for sets of documents with unknown ontology/taxonomy; enabling a semi-supervised tagging/navigation/recommendations for documents and cross-learning using auxiliary sources (e.g., linking other fields/metadata in Customer Support Systems such as Knowledge DataBase).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: THOMSON REUTERS ENTERPRISE CENTRE GMBH
    Inventor: Nikolai Nefedov
  • Patent number: 11023437
    Abstract: Data can be stored based on one or more indications and one or more other storage criteria. The indications can effectively indicate or identify a storage level for storing data in a multi-storage system. The indications, however, need not be the only basis for storing the data object in a multi-storage system as one or more other storage criteria can also be considered. As a result, the indication can be used to effectively influence data storage but other storage criteria can be used as well to prevent adverse effects caused by undue influence and to ensure the overall efficiency of the system. Also, the one or more other storage criteria can be evaluated or revaluated on a continual basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Teradata US, Inc.
    Inventor: John Mark Morris
  • Patent number: 11010964
    Abstract: A method for generating a three-dimensional graphic file including extracting, from data of a group of three-dimensional graph description objects including identical attribute features, data portions of the identical attribute features to form a shared description file shared by the group of three-dimensional graph description objects; extracting a data portion of a unique attribute feature of each three-dimensional graph description object in the group of three-dimensional graph description objects respectively to form a separate description file corresponding to each three-dimensional graph description object; and combining the shared description file with any of the separate description files according to requirements for displaying a three-dimensional graph to form a complete three-dimensional graph description file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Inventor: Shanbin Jiang
  • Patent number: 11003407
    Abstract: The present invention related to a media transfer system comprising a user terminal and a network storage device communicable over a network. The user terminal is adapted to provide a network address and a session ID identifying the network storage device to a mobile device. The network storage device is adapted to receive media data from a mobile device under the session ID. The user terminal is adapted to interrogate the network storage device and download any media data uploaded under the given session ID, provide a customisation interface to allow the user to customise a product with any downloaded media, and upload the customised product design to the network storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Europa N.V.
    Inventor: Deon Botha
  • Patent number: 10994980
    Abstract: A drink vending apparatus is disclosed. A user provides user commands from a smart device to a control unit that comprises drink requests from the user. In response thereto, ingredients are dispensed from ingredient cartridges into a mixing container, and the mixed ingredients are dispensed from the mixing container into a receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Somabar, Inc.
    Inventors: Ammar Jangbarwala, Dylan Purcell-Lowe
  • Patent number: 10991028
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for generating and surfacing product collections having multiple products grouped under a single product identifier. Example methods may include receiving, from a user device, a request for product information and determining the product information. The product information may include at least a first product having a first product identifier. Certain methods may include determining, based at least in part on the first product identifier, a product collection. The product collection includes a group of second products and a second product identifier. The group of second products may be associated with a themed event. Certain methods may include generating a product presentation including the first product and the product collection and sending the product presentation to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Colleen Maree Aubrey, Kristiana Helmick, Jean-Luc Nahon, Pedro de Jesus Rodriguez Valadez
  • Patent number: 10984606
    Abstract: A change in orientation or reorientation operation is applied to 3D models while maintaining constant zoom level of model display. The orientation is provided by a computer-based tool or GUI widget formed of a transparent container element and a miniaturized depiction of the 3D model. The transparent container element encapsulates the miniaturized depiction and enables see through view of the miniaturized depiction illustrating real time orientation of the 3D model. The container element is user-interactive to effect change in orientation of the 3D model concurrently displayed in a work area of a screen view. The zoom level of the displayed 3D model in the work area remains constant avoiding or omitting zoom to extents throughout user interaction with the GUI widget.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: DASSAULT SYSTEMES SOLIDWORKS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Priya Dalmia, Amina M. Roderick
  • Patent number: 10984454
    Abstract: To provide an advertisement distribution method of determining a distribution destination of an advertisement of a product that has a low direct relevance to execution pieces of information collected from home appliances. The advertisement distribution method includes: a collecting step of collecting, from each of one or more of home appliances owned by each of users, one or more pieces of execution information each indicating a function that has been executed by the home appliance; a detecting step of, with respect to each user, detecting an unused function that has not been used in each home appliance by analyzing the collected pieces of execution information and functions of the home appliance; and a transmitting step of extracting a user who is expected to purchase a product based on a detection result, and transmitting an advertisement to one or more of the home appliances owned by the extracted user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Yuichi Futa, Takahiro Yamaguchi, Motoji Ohmori, Natsume Matsuzaki, Masayuki Kozuka, Masaya Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10979371
    Abstract: Techniques for messaging agent messaging interaction are described. In one embodiment, an apparatus may comprise a commerce intermediary server operative to receive a user interface selection of a user-to-commerce message thread on a client device, the user-to-commerce message thread associated with a commerce entity with a messaging system; display a user-to-commerce message thread interface for the user-to-commerce message thread; receive a user-to-commerce message via the user-to-commerce message thread interface for the user-to-commerce message thread; and send the user-to-commerce message to the commerce entity via the messaging system. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Seth Garrett Steinberg Rosenberg, Aditya Gopal Bhandarkar, Yoram Talmor, Jeremy Harrison Goldberg, Mikhail Larionov, Jessica Lee, Nicolas Andrij Bushak
  • Patent number: 10977705
    Abstract: An article of footwear includes an upper and a sole structure with a sole member. The sole member can be manufactured using a system that modifies the heel cushioning of the sole member over a series of footwear purchases. The modifications can be configured to correspond to a customer's evaluation of the heel cushioning previously purchased. The sole member can include a set of apertures that are formed along various surfaces of the sole member to adjust the cushioning characteristics of the sole member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher S. Cook, Shane S. Kohatsu, Bret Schoolmeester, Daniel T. Rowe
  • Patent number: 10963948
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and media for optimizing and facilitating 3D printing services in a marketplace environment are provided. In one example, a system comprises a hosting system to enhance a 3D printing service marketplace environment including marketplace participants and a federated network of 3D printing service providers. In one aspect, operations include receiving a 3D printing request to print a 3D object selected from among a selection of 3D objects, responsive to the 3D printing request and the 3D object selected from among the selection of 3D objects, listing at least some of the 3D printing service providers based on a 3D printer identifier metric, wherein the 3D printer identifier metric includes one or more of a 3D printing quality metric, a 3D printer model number, a 3D printer serial number, and a 3D digital model type. The operations further include receiving a selection of a preferred 3D printing service provider from among the list of at least some of the 3D printing service providers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: John Tapley, Scott Leach, Nathalie Walton, Shakul Hameed Kajamohideen
  • Patent number: 10943403
    Abstract: Users can view images or renderings of items placed (virtually) within a physical space. For example, a rendering of an item can be placed within a live camera view of the physical space. A snapshot of the physical space can be captured and the snapshot can be customized, shared, etc. The renderings can be represented as two-dimensional images, e.g., virtual stickers or three-dimensional models of the items. Users can have the ability to view different renderings, move those items around, and develop views of the physical space that may be desirable. The renderings can link to products offered through an electronic marketplace and those products can be consumed. Further, collaborative design is enabled through modeling the physical space and enabling users to view and move around the renderings in a virtual view of the physical space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: A9.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Canada, Rupa Chaturvedi, Jared Corso, Michael Patrick Cutter, Sean Niu, Shaun Michael Post, Peiqi Tang, Stefan Vant, Mark Scott Waldo, Andrea Zehr
  • Patent number: 10937076
    Abstract: An online personalized gifting system for providing gift card related packaging formats to enhance the customer experience relating to online gift card sales.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventors: Brett R. Glass, Nicole E. Glass
  • Patent number: 10936983
    Abstract: A method for planning preparation of a plurality of dishes according to a plurality of corresponding recipes includes automatically identifying, by a processor, a plurality of candidate sub-recipes, wherein each candidate sub-recipe in the plurality of candidate sub-recipes comprises an intermediate component that is required by at least two of the plurality of corresponding recipes, and automatically selecting, by the processor, at least one candidate sub-recipe in the plurality of candidate sub-recipes for preparation, in accordance with at least one constraint on the preparation of the plurality of dishes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Krishna C. Ratakonda, Lav R. Varshney
  • Patent number: 10915846
    Abstract: A method for planning preparation of a plurality of dishes according to a plurality of corresponding recipes includes automatically identifying, by a processor, a plurality of candidate sub-recipes, wherein each candidate sub-recipe in the plurality of candidate sub-recipes comprises an intermediate component that is required by at least two of the plurality of corresponding recipes, and automatically selecting, by the processor, at least one candidate sub-recipe in the plurality of candidate sub-recipes for preparation, in accordance with at least one constraint on the preparation of the plurality of dishes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Krishna C. Ratakonda, Lav R. Varshney
  • Patent number: 10885562
    Abstract: A visual discovery tool for automotive manufacturing with network encryption, data conditioning, and prediction can include an extraction device configured to receive data records from application-specific file source databases. The tool can further include a vehicle alert database that receives the vehicle records from the plurality of extraction databases. The visual discovery tool can include at least one hardware processor in communication with the extraction device and the vehicle alert database. The tool can be configured to selectively restrict access to an interactive display based on whether a client device receives authorization credentials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: AutoAlert, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Stuart Cotton, Boyd Hodgson Warner, Thomas A. Walls, Levko Zhuravchak, Dan Christian Milius, Jeff Keith Faulkner, Mike Phillip Dullea
  • Patent number: 10867344
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems for completing sales to a consumer with a new card that combines the process of dispensing pre-purchased commodities from a customer account at the point of sale as well as the ability to complete the transaction with a credit and debit function. The present invention includes a distributed system having at least a part for sales of a commodity and at least one a part for dispensing of a commodity. The distributed system includes a communication connection between the parts. A first entity uses the first part of the distributed system to sell commodities to a consumer to be dispensed at a later time. The consumer obtains the commodities in differing amounts from the amounts sold from a second entity. The second entity uses the second part of the distributed system and the communication link between the first and second parts of the distributed system to verify amounts available to be dispensed to the consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Futures Partners LLC
    Inventors: David Lidman, Jack Newton, Donald Maggioli, Brendon Albrizio, David Newton
  • Patent number: 10855955
    Abstract: A system for generating an image display comprising a digital camera for capturing digital images, a computer for automatically selecting a digital image template having a designated location for disposing one of the captured digital images, and the computer for selecting one of the captured digital images to be disposed therein, an electronic display for displaying the digital template with the captured digital image disposed in the designated location, and a transmission channel for transmitting to the electronic display the captured digital images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Kodak Alaris Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond W. Ptucha, William J. Bogart, Laura R. Whitby
  • Patent number: 10846771
    Abstract: In the image processing apparatus, the image processing method, the program, and the recording medium, a product item acquisition section acquires a first image product item set by a first user, and a number-of-images range acquisition section acquires a number-of-used-images range of images to be used in the first image product item. An upload prompting section transmits prompt information prompting the upload of images. Then, an image acquisition section acquires images from terminal devices of a plurality of users, and a number-of-images calculation section calculates the number of images after a predetermined period has passed. In a case where the number of images is out of the number-of-used-images range, a product item proposing section proposes an alternative different from the first image product item according to the number of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Isao Koizumi
  • Patent number: 10839151
    Abstract: There is provided a method of computing an ingredient substitute(s), comprising: receiving a target food-recipe data structure, receiving a selection of ingredient(s) for substitution, accessing ingredient substitution data structure(s) each storing substitutes for one of the selected ingredient(s), computing adjusted food-recipe data structure(s) that include a predefined textual code that replaces one of the selected ingredients for substitution, computing for each of the adjusted food-recipe data structures, by a trained neural network, coordinates of a respective adjusted point within a multi-dimensional space, determining, for each of the adjusted food-recipe data structures, the value of the respective coordinates corresponding to each one of the substitute ingredient(s) corresponding to the selected ingredient for substitution, selecting, for each of the selected ingredients for substitution, substitute ingredient indication(s) from the corresponding ingredient substitution data structure according to
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: myFavorEats Ltd.
    Inventor: Orly Rapaport
  • Patent number: 10839416
    Abstract: A user receiving device including at least one transceiver module, an output module, a control module, and a transaction module. The at least one transceiver module is configured to receive an ad or an offer transmitted from at least one backend device to the user receiving device. The offer is directed to a product and/or service referred to in the ad. The output module is configured to display the ad or the offer on a display. The display is connected to the user receiving device. The at least one transceiver module is configured to receive a response signal transmitted from a mobile device to the user receiving device. The response signal is in response to the offer. The transaction module is configured to perform a transaction between the at least one backend device and a user of the mobile device based on the response signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall M. Desmond, Flemming R. Hansen, Eswari Panchal, Vanessa K. Jupe
  • Patent number: 10810656
    Abstract: An integrated platform and associated interface(s) facilitate a transaction, such as a purchase of a vehicle or other item. The platform integrates information of multiple types received from various sources. Such information may be associated with a transaction, or possible future transaction, to purchase an item such as a vehicle. For example, the platform may receive and integrate information regarding user vehicle preferences, financing for the vehicle, insurance to cover the vehicle, total cost of ownership for the vehicle, prior vehicle trade-in information, dealer availability and price comparison information, user budget analysis, and/or other information. The platform presents information through interface(s), which are accessible through interface elements that each corresponds to a stage in the process to select and purchase an item. The displayed characteristics of each element are changeable to reflect the current status of the stage corresponding to the element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Laura Elizabeth McCroskey, Shelly Dieckow Halsey, Cathy F. O'Sullivan, Josh Jason Medrano, Ann C. Tarrillion
  • Patent number: 10796032
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for space design, comprising: acquiring first information of a scene to be spatially designed; acquiring second information of a target object that can be placed into the scene from a third party through a communication interface; performing a visual presentation of the first information and the second information; and calculating construction information based on a layout of the target object on the visual presentation performed by the user who performs the space design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: NORTHWEST INSTRUMENT INC.
    Inventors: Xin Shi, David Xing
  • Patent number: 10776860
    Abstract: A system including a graphical user interface (GUI) displayed on a display device is disclosed. The GUI includes a plurality of images displayed on the display device, each image being of a look that is determined to be trending within a previous time period; and each image is displayed as taken by a photographer and posting on a social network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Sakamoto, Matt Maly
  • Patent number: 10769488
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a system for automatically identifying an item from among a variation of items of a same type. For example, an image may be processed and resulting item image information compared with stored item image information to determine a type of item represented in the image. If the matching stored item image information is part of a cluster, the item image information may then be compared with distinctive features associated with stored item image information of the cluster to determine the variation of the item represented in the received image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sudarshan Narasimha Raghavan, Xiaofeng Ren, Michel Leonard Goldstein, Ohil K. Manyam
  • Patent number: 10740812
    Abstract: A system and method for the management of services offered to subscribers by service providers are provided. A service management component manages service plan options that are provided by one or more service providers and that are made available to subscribers. The service management component processes requests from one or more service provider components to dynamically update service plan information. Such requests may include requests to add or delete service plans, add or delete features to a service plan, add or delete rule sets associated with a service plan, and the like. In this embodiment, the service management component maintains various data stores associated with available service plans and with current subscriber information that facilitate a mapping of updated service plan options to subscribers. Accordingly, the service management component manages a framework that allows the management of the mapping information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Sheida Saedifaez
  • Patent number: 10742498
    Abstract: At a network-accessible service, a request is received from a client to enable access by a migration facilitator to a configuration record collection of the client. A response to a migration candidate identification query is generated using the configuration record collection and transmitted to the facilitator. An indication of a proposal associated with migrating at least a portion of the client's computing environment to a different computing environment with assistance from the facilitator is provided to the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hariharan Subramanian, David Samuel Zipkin
  • Patent number: 10732967
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for safe deployment of configurations to server fleets are disclosed. A host processes requests to a service according to a control versions of a first configuration and a second configuration. After receiving an experimental version of the first configuration, a host processes some requests to the service according to the control versions of the first configuration and the second configuration, and other requests according to the experimental version of the first configuration and the control version of the second configuration. The experimental version of the first configuration is approved or rejected based at least in part on performance of the service. The host then processes some requests to the service according to the experimental version of the first configuration and the control version of the second configuration, and other requests according to the experimental versions of the first configuration and the second configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Krishnan A. Kolazhi, Khawar Ali, Andrew Evenson, Yue Yu, Ruogu Zhang
  • Patent number: 10732939
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems and methods disclosed herein provide an application development platform in an enterprise computing environment. More specifically, in certain embodiments, systems and methods are disclosed that enable an application development platform to reuse, extend, and/or customize entity-based applications in an enterprise computing environment. The application development platform can extend an entity to include user configured settings including zero or at least one of a property, a permission, an action, a behavior, or a resource to the entity to generate user customized versions of the entity. The applications may be customized by an end user, while allowing the underlying application to be updated without losing any user customizations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: OPEN TEXT SA ULC
    Inventors: Dana Lawrence Khoyi, Albertus Hendrik Roos, Richard Winfield Bolling, Renatus Cornelis Prins
  • Patent number: 10719853
    Abstract: To provide an advertisement distribution method of determining a distribution destination of an advertisement of a product that has a low direct relevance to execution pieces of information collected from home appliances. The advertisement distribution method includes: a collecting step of collecting, from each of one or more of home appliances owned by each of users, one or more pieces of execution information each indicating a function that has been executed by the home appliance; a detecting step of, with respect to each user, detecting an unused function that has not been used in each home appliance by analyzing the collected pieces of execution information and functions of the home appliance; and a transmitting step of extracting a user who is expected to purchase a product based on a detection result, and transmitting an advertisement to one or more of the home appliances owned by the extracted user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Yuichi Futa, Takahiro Yamaguchi, Motoji Ohmori, Natsume Matsuzaki, Masayuki Kozuka, Masaya Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10713949
    Abstract: A method for operating a parking facility containing a plurality of controllable infrastructure elements, one or more of the infrastructure elements being controlled in such a way that traffic is able to be prevented from coming close to a vehicle moving without a driver within the parking facility. In addition, a corresponding apparatus, a corresponding parking facility, as well as a computer program, are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Stefan Nordbruch
  • Patent number: 10699332
    Abstract: Various methods are provided for programmatically providing a platform for responding dynamically providing a response to a property level availability call through API request based on run-time information. One example method may comprise receiving the property level availability call, the property level availability call configured to elicit a response identifying an availability of one or more of the plurality of specified properties for a specified time frame, determining, based on an associated bid, whether an affirmative response to the property level availability call is profitable, and in an instance in which the affirmative response is profitable, causing transmission of the affirmative response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Groupon, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Saito, Barry O'Sullivan, Taylor Dykes, Giovanni Gargiulo
  • Patent number: 10692113
    Abstract: A method for providing customized information through advertising in a simulation environment and associated simulation system are provided. The method includes: controlling a head mounted display (HMD) device of the simulation system to present the simulation environment and allow a user of the simulation system to see the simulation environment when wearing the HMD device on the user's head; controlling the HMD device to display a first controller in the simulation environment, to allow the user to interact with the simulation environment; controlling the HMD device to display an advertisement as a service trigger object in the simulation environment, to allow the user to trigger a specific service related to ordering commercial products in the simulation environment; and after the specific service is triggered through the service trigger object, controlling the HMD device to display a second controller in the simulation environment to match simulation contents of the specific service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: Chun-Wei Huang
  • Patent number: 10685457
    Abstract: An eyewear fit visualization system and method enable a user to visualize the fit and look of eyewear on the user's face without physically wearing the eyewear. An image of a user's face is converted to a three-dimensional map that is used to determine contact points of the eyewear to the user's face. Using these contact points, the system and method displays the eyewear precisely in place on a reflected or displayed image of the user's face to accurately simulate the look and fit of the eyewear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Vision Service Plan
    Inventors: Andrew Cook, Patrick V. Crain
  • Patent number: 10672050
    Abstract: Systems, methods and media for managing digital rights in three-dimensional (3D) printing are provided. In one example, a registration of digital rights in a first 3D object is received from a first user and via a portal. The registration includes a certification device. The registration including the certification device is published in an online environment, and the first 3D object is made available for replication by second users via the portal. A request for access to the digital rights in the first 3D object is received from a second user for 3D printing of the first 3D object. Permission is granted under the digital rights in the first 3D object to the second user for printing the first 3D object. Instructions are electronically transmitted to a 3D printer to print the first 3D object, and the 3D printer prints the first 3D object based on the instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Dane Glasgow, Matthew Bret MacLaurin, Corinne Elizabeth Sherman-Stewart, David Ramadge
  • Patent number: 10671059
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing objects, in particular motor vehicles, in an industrial production process, wherein a plurality of work processes is coordinated by a process control system, wherein the process control system exchanges data with at least one electronic communication device via a communication path, which electronic communication device is operated autonomously and independently of the process control system, wherein a user can enter data at the electronic communication device, which are then transmitted to the process control system as a change data set, and the process control system coordinates the production process anew on the basis of the received change data. The invention further relates to an installation for producing objects, in particular motor vehicles, to a telecommunication method, and to a computer program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: EISENMANN SE
    Inventor: Matthias von Krauland
  • Patent number: 10657411
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a system for utilizing multiple image processing techniques to identify an item represented in an image. In some implementations, one or more image processing algorithms may be utilized to process a received image to generate item image information and compare the item image information with stored item image information to identify the item. When a similarity score identifying the similarity between the item image information and at least one of the stored item image information is returned, a determination may be made as to whether the similarity score is high enough to confidently identify the item. If it is determined that the similarity score is high enough to confidently identify the item, the other algorithms may be terminated and the determined identity of the item returned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ohil Krishnamurthy Manyam, Minmin Chen, Liefeng Bo, Xiaofeng Ren, Dilip Kumar
  • Patent number: 10635261
    Abstract: A mobile terminal including a wireless communication processor configured to receive at least one of first information on a viewing history of a content and second information on at least one application saved in a memory of a preset external display device; a memory configured to store at least one of a preset application, the first information and the second information; a display configured to display an execution screen of the preset application; and a controller configured to display an icon of the at least one application on the execution screen based on the second information, display at least one of a recent content list run on a specific application corresponding to a specific icon and a recommended content list on a prescribed region of the execution screen based on at least one of the first information and the second information, in response to a first touch input to the specific icon among icons of the at least one or more applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Chala Park, Jaeuk Kim
  • Patent number: 10621582
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a system and method for providing simplified checkout are provided. In example embodiments, an identifier that corresponds to a payment account of a user is received at a payment provider system. Account information from the payment account of the user is retrieved from a payment data storage of the payment provider system. The account information is used in a payment transaction involving a merchant system. A payment interface having transaction fields populated with the account information retrieved from the payment account of the user is presented to the user while the user maintains a presence on a webpage of a merchant system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Shilpa Dhar, Jeff Harrell, Cody Evol, Cristina Escutia
  • Patent number: 10614428
    Abstract: Recommending a recipe and monitoring the preparation of the recipe according to a calendar by a computer that receives calendar data that includes one or more of: a date, scheduled appointment times for the date and appointment durations, any special events on the date, and proximity of the date to a holiday. The computer identifies one or more recipes that can be prepared in an available time slot in the calendar, the one or more recipes includes a list of food from a food ingredient list and monitors data, including length of time to complete a preparation step of the selected recipe. Responsive to the length of time increasing by more than a threshold value, the computer adjusts one or more subsequent preparation steps of the selected recipe to compensate for the increase to the length of time and/or the calendar to provide a longer available time for recipe preparation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Minkyong Kim, Min Li, Clifford A. Pickover, Valentina Salapura
  • Patent number: 10609181
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method and apparatus for controlling a service chain of a service flow. The method includes: receiving a service processing customization request message sent by a content provider server/service provider server; generating, according to a service processing customization condition carried in the service processing customization request message, service chain information of a service flow corresponding to the content provider server/service provider server; and constructing, based on the service chain information, service chain control information corresponding to a service chain, so that a controller acquires the service chain control information and sends flow forwarding policy information corresponding to the service chain to a switch based on the service chain control information, so that the switch processes, according to the flow forwarding policy information, a received service flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wenfu Wu
  • Patent number: 10596761
    Abstract: According to at least one illustrative embodiment, a computer device and a corresponding method of enabling customization and 3-D prototyping of a 3-D representation of an object illustrated by an interactive content item comprise providing, by the computer device, an interactive content item including a representation of a three-dimensional (3-D) object to a client device. Upon an end user of the client device interacts with the interactive content item and provides one or more customization parameters for a 3-D representation of the 3-D object, the computer device receives the one or more customization parameters from the client device. The computer device then cause a 3-D representation of the 3-D object to be printed by a 3-D printer associated with the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Adam Ruxton, Christopher Sean Ivester
  • Patent number: 10585994
    Abstract: A system for secure, oblivious-client optimization of manufacturing processes includes manufacturer exchange module executing on a secure server, which receives from a plurality of manufacturer clients at least an identification of a manufacturing device operated by the at least a manufacturer and at least a manufacturing constraint, an avatar generator e configured to generate at least a manufacturing avatar, and a simulator executing on the secure server, the simulator designed and configured to receive a design of a part to be manufactured using an automated manufacturing device and at least an optimization criterion, and simulate at least a first manufacturing process using a first avatar manufacturer avatar of the plurality of manufacturer avatars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: PAPERLESS PARTS, INC.
    Inventors: Scott M Sawyer, Jason T. Ray, James L. Jacobs, II, Matthew A. Sordillo, Dana A. Wensberg, Steven M. Lynch
  • Patent number: 10552892
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed that use social networking profiles of users to generate personalized content of display pages. The personalized content may be generated using profile data retrieved via an application program interface of a social networking system, and may be presented on the display pages of a distinct system, such as a site that hosts an electronic catalog of items. The personalized content may include features that allow a user to indicate a like or preference for an item and that can be customized based on, e.g., the extent of the user's social network or the influence the user has over other potential users of the catalog system. Systems and methods are also disclosed that use the social networking profiles to generate personalized messages that can be posted to social network contacts of the user to provide information about items for which the contacts may be interested.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeetendra Mirchandani, Sumit Kumar Sultania, Vinayak Ramachandra Hegde