Item Recommendation Patents (Class 705/26.7)
  • Patent number: 11373164
    Abstract: A purchasing agent application operates on a mobile device to facilitate a user's purchase of a product featured on a web page of a third party merchant for a gift recipient. The user can select an option in a web browser to share the web page URL with the application. The application communicates with a server to streamline the purchase process based on previously entered user identity, payment and shipping information. The application and/or server use machine learning models to automate the completion of any one or more form fields and/or link selections that the user would otherwise be required complete on the third party merchant's web site to execute the purchase. None of the user, the application or the server need have any prior relationship with the third party merchant. The machine learning models can be trained, for example, using supervised learning, unsupervised learning and/or reinforcement learning techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventors: Albert Saniger, Edoardo Paluan, James Bellamy
  • Patent number: 11375276
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided herein for recommending a media asset based on a geographic location at which that media asset was frequently consumed. For example, the system may monitor a location, such as New York City or Times Square, to determine popular media assets watched there, such as “The Avengers,” and when another user visits New York City, the system may then notify the user that the movie, such as “The Avengers,” is associated with New York City. The system stores the geographic locations associated with the media asset in the database based on the consumption of the media asset so that other users may be notified which media assets are associated with each geographic location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Gabriel C. Dalbec, Jonathan A. Logan, Ajay Kumar Gupta, Alexander W. Liston, William L. Thomas, Margret B. Schmidt, Mathew C. Burns
  • Patent number: 11373117
    Abstract: At an artificial intelligence service, a first group of attributes of data items, which can be represented in the same encoding space as a second group of attributes of class descriptors, is identified. Feature data structures are generated that respectively represent (a) the first group of attributes of an unlabeled subset of the data items and (b) the second group of attributes of the class descriptors. In one or more training iterations, a class-weights data structure that meets a quality criterion is computed, where the computations of at least one iteration include generating an aggregate data structure from the feature data structures. The class-weights data structure is stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Liying Cui
  • Patent number: 11367120
    Abstract: Business goals may be achieved using adaptive rewarding for the personalization of contents. In response to receiving user information, personalized contents for the user can be recommended using a reinforcement learning algorithm. In response to presenting the personalized content to the user, an action by the user selecting a particular content may be received. A reward value can be calculated for the action based on a reward function. The reward function can be based, at least in part, upon the action, the selected content, and/or the user. The reward function can be based upon one or more business goals, such as user engagement, monetization, and/or security. The calculated reward value can be provided to the reinforcement learning algorithm, which can be adapted based upon the reward value for future selection of personalized contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Smrati Gupta, Lin Wang, Anushka Gupta, Marco Rossi, Jamin Conrad Barker
  • Patent number: 11367117
    Abstract: At an artificial intelligence system, gifting-related ranking information pertaining to a plurality of items is obtained. Using the ranking information and respective feature sets corresponding to the items, a machine learning model is trained to generate respective gift-suitability scores corresponding to individual items. Based on a gift-suitability score generated by a trained version of the model, a gift-giving recommendation is generated indicating a particular item as a candidate gift. An explanation for the recommendation, expressed in natural language, is provided with the recommendation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Weiwei Cheng
  • Patent number: 11348094
    Abstract: Facilitating conversations among people within physical spaces is described. An interaction tablet can be housed within a physical space and configured to receive profile information from mobile devices of customers. The profile information can indicate conversational topics that customers are interested in within the physical space. Similarities between conversational topics of customers can be determined and those customers can be recommended to engage in a conversation regarding that conversational topic. One customer can also be provided information regarding what another customer prefers to purchase from the physical space and, therefore, use the purchase to facilitate a conversation to create a more engaging environment within the physical space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Bonder, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Swanson
  • Patent number: 11348145
    Abstract: A computer system processes reviews to generate personalized recommendations based on a user's preferences. User preferences relating to a subject category are received. A query is processed to retrieve one or more reviews for a plurality of subjects of the subject category, wherein each review is associated with a review score. Each review score of the one or more reviews for each subject is adjusted based on user preferences for a corresponding subject category and a subject score is calculated based on the adjusted review scores for each subject. A ranked list of subjects is generated according to the subject score of each subject. Embodiments of the present invention further include a method and program product for processing reviews to generate personalized recommendations based on a user's preferences in substantially the same manner described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Fabio D'Alfonso, Agostino Sturaro, Francesco Lupini, Valentina Sessa
  • Patent number: 11349889
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a remote interactive experience are provided. The systems and methods may include computer executable code stored in a non-transitory memory and run on a processor. The remote interactive experience may be provided via a digital platform. The platform may provide management of a shared browser. The shared browser may be shared by a plurality of participant devices. The platform may store the shared browser in a cloud-based location. The shared browser may thus be cloud-based. The platform may enable the plurality of participant devices to access the cloud-based shared browser. The platform may receive, as input, actions performed to each of the plurality of participant devices. The actions may include at least one of an action list that includes: a cursor movement, a window-sizing, a window-positioning, and a file navigation performed to the shared browser. The platform may propagate the actions to the shared browser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Switchboard Visual Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Amir Ashkenazi, Chris Jones, George Babu
  • Patent number: 11334864
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and system for cognitive rewards recognition in a mobile wallet of a user. A cognitive rewards recognition software application installed in the mobile wallet for each purchase opportunity: determines payment options and associated rewards; determines cognitive factors linking and relating the user, the payment options, and the rewards to purchases; and generates a ranked list of the payment options in response to the cognitive factors, wherein the rewards are distributed between purchases to maximize benefits to the user in response to the related cognitive factors. The ranked list is presented for each purchase opportunity to the user on his mobile wallet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John E. Bloys, Michael J. Bordash, Lisa Seacat DeLuca
  • Patent number: 11320996
    Abstract: Techniques perform resource reallocation for a disk system. Such techniques involve: determining, based on conditions of allocated disk extents in a plurality of disks and wear levels of the plurality of disks, an enhanced neighbor matrix characterizing both distribution evenness of the disk extents on the plurality of disks and the wear levels of the plurality of disks; and performing a resource reallocation operation on the plurality of disks based on the enhanced neighbor matrix. Accordingly, it is possible to, through the enhanced neighbor matrix that is based on the wear level, simultaneously consider both the distribution evenness of disk extents and the wear level of the disk while performing resource reallocation, thereby avoiding the problem of ping-pang resource reallocation caused by inconsistent standards between different resource reallocation methods, and having good compatibility with existing storage systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Chun Ma, Shaoqin Gong, Haiying Tang, Tianshu Sun, Zhihui Qiu
  • Patent number: 11321687
    Abstract: A computed-implemented method and system for recommending business applications on a network-based marketplace are described. A user's listings, representing items for sale on the marketplace, are harvested to calculate segmentation data and metrics that form a user profile. The user profile is compared with other similar users who have subscribed to various applications, and the impact those applications have had on the metrics of the similar users is calculated in order to determine what impact the applications will have on the user in question. The impact, combined with user preferences, is used to suggest appropriate applications, which are displayed to the user within the marketplace. If the user selects one of the applications, the application is added to the user's profile and relevant listings are updated with the new application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Farhang Kassaei
  • Patent number: 11315008
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to method and system for providing an explanation for a prediction generated by an artificial neural network (ANN) model for a given input data. The method may include receiving the given input data and the prediction generated by the ANN model. The ANN model may be built and trained for a target application. The method may further include determining a plurality of relevant portions of the given input data. For each of the plurality of relevant portions, the method may further include fetching a portional prediction and a portional prediction score generated by the ANN model, and determining a degree of influence score based on the portional prediction score and a comparison between the portional prediction and the prediction. The method may further include providing the explanation for the prediction based on the degree of influence score of each of the plurality of relevant portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Wipro Limited
    Inventors: Arindam Chatterjee, Tapati Bandop Adhyay
  • Patent number: 11315165
    Abstract: An approach is disclosed for recommending complementary items based on customer shopping routines. The approach receives anchor item data. The approach identifies a routine that corresponds to the anchor item data. The routine is based on an item purchasing behavior of a customer. The approach determines categorical data within the identified routine by applying a ranking algorithm to the categorical data of the categories and the anchor item data. The categorical data is relevant to the anchor item data. The approach generates relevant item data from the categorical data by applying an item recommendation model to item data that corresponds to the categorical data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Evren Korpeoglu, Sushant Kumar, Divya Chaganti, Jiwen You, Kannan Achan, Niousha Bolandzadeh Fasaie
  • Patent number: 11308543
    Abstract: This application relates to apparatus and methods for automatically determining and providing carousels specifically curated for a user. In some examples, a computing device obtains user transaction data identifying in-store and/or online transactions, and user engagement data identifying user interactions with items and carousels from user's prior sessions. The computing device determines a sequential order for presentation of carousels with a set of item recommendations. For example, the computing device scores each potential carousel based on prior user interactions and transactions with items and carousels. The carousels are then ranked and subsequently presented to the user based on their corresponding scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Aditya Mantha, Shubham Gupta, Anirudha Sundaresan, Gaoyang Wang, Shashank Kedia, Yokila Arora, Parveenkumar Kanumala, Stephen Dean Guo, Kannan Achan
  • Patent number: 11301939
    Abstract: Purchase history data from one or more sources, such as communication servers, websites, and point of sale systems, is used to determine items that were purchased. Item data for the purchased items is used to determine the characteristics of the items. A user interface is generated that presents at least a portion of the item characteristics, which may include images of items that have been provided with a complementary background color to provide the user interface with a uniform appearance. User input may select a portion of the items for inclusion in a user interface that is accessible to other users. The user may be notified if another user purchases an item using the user interface or after viewing the user interface. The user interface may include links that enable a user to initiate a purchase or navigate to a website associated with an item or seller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: GIST TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventors: Walter A. Haas, Shoaib Ghouse Mohideen Khan
  • Patent number: 11301834
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for use in extending dialogue between a mobile device and a point-of-interaction. One exemplary computer-implemented method includes receiving, at a point-of-interaction (POI) computing device, an identifier for an interaction with a user where the identifier is specific to a card associated with an account of the user or to the user in general, and submitting, by the POI computing device, a request for the identifier to a registration database to determine whether the account is registered for one or more services. The method then includes, in response to the request, receiving an encrypted action (associated with a service), encoding, by the POI computing device, a receipt for the interaction, and transmitting, by the POI computing device, the encoded receipt and the encrypted action to a host server for initiating the encrypted action between the POI computing device and a mobile device associated with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: MASTERCARD TECHNOLOGIES CANADA ULC
    Inventors: Patrik Smets, Christopher Bailey, Jean-Bernard Collet, Kuan Hua Chen
  • Patent number: 11297035
    Abstract: A system for web traffic control is provided that is based on information related to a user's previous online activity. In one embodiment, the system is able to collect information about incoming traffic, compare the information to a generated ruleset, and make and implement a decision about how to handle each request/user interaction. In one embodiment, the ruleset is based on e-commerce rules. An e-commerce rule is a unit of decision making logic based on the user's previous online activity on the e-commerce platform, e.g. “If request is to add an item to user's cart, and if user already added something to their cart less than one second ago, then block request”. In some embodiments, the rules may be executed at the firewall and/or in a web application on the e-commerce platform. In some embodiments, one or more rules may be recommended to a merchant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: SHOPIFY INC.
    Inventors: Scott Francis, Blake Delaney Manders, Dennis Ho
  • Patent number: 11288728
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for facilitating comparison of gemstones having multiple attributes that characterize the gemstones. A facilitated comparison system receives from a user a selection of a gemstone in a collection of the gemstones. Each gemstone in the collection is associated with a selling index indicating a probability of the gemstone being bought by a customer. For each of a predetermined set of the attributes, the system determines one or more comparable ranges. The system identifies alternate gemstones to recommend using the comparable ranges for the attributes and the selling indices of the gemstones. The system displays to the user the selected gemstone and one or more of the alternate gemstones for comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: BLUE NILE, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew Caples, Martin Springer, Amanda Johns, Saurabh Verma, Andrew Layman, Akhil Gupta
  • Patent number: 11288332
    Abstract: Described is a system and method for enabling visual search for information. With each selection of a search term, additional search terms are dynamically selected and presented to the user in conjunction with results matching the currently selected search terms. Likewise, a selected search term may be tokenized and a graphical token presented to the user to represent the selected search term.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Pinterest, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Luke Wilson, Naveen Gavini
  • Patent number: 11290551
    Abstract: A method for determining a circle of trust (CoT) includes receiving a request for the CoT, generating the CoT for the context account by: identifying a primary graph with nodes based on at least one action within a social network for the context account. The method further includes performing random walks through the nodes of the primary graph, each of the random walks including two steps, ranking each of the nodes based on an amount of the random walks that end on each of the nodes, with the CoT including a number of the highest ranking plurality of nodes, filtering content items using the CoT to identify a subset of relevant items, and providing the subset for display on a client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Pankaj Gupta, Aneesh Sharma, Ashish Goel
  • Patent number: 11288310
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for performing operations including: retrieving, by one or more processors, a plurality of content items; identifying a first content item from the plurality of content items to which a user has previously reacted; determining a category of the first content item; selecting a second content item in the plurality of content items that is associated with the determined category of the first content item to which the user has previously reacted; and presenting the second content item to the user in a presentation arrangement of a graphical user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Newar Husam Al Majid, Nathan Kenneth Boyd, Laurent Desserrey, Matthew Thompson, Jeremy Voss
  • Patent number: 11282125
    Abstract: A method for providing a real-time purchase recommendation includes receiving customer profile data associated with a customer and authorization request data associated with a request to authorize an attempted purchasing using a financial account associated with the customer. The method includes determining attempted purchase data including an identity of a merchant, a merchant location, and a purchase category associated with the attempted purchase. The method includes generating a sequential purchase recommendation based on the attempted purchase data, wherein the sequential purchase recommendation is a real-time recommendation for one or more goods or services for future purchase sequentially following the attempted purchase. The method further includes transmitting a message including the sequential purchase recommendation to a customer computing device associated with the customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Sandeep Rajagopal, Jennifer Lopez
  • Patent number: 11282133
    Abstract: A system, method and computer program products for researching products, reviewing product information, comparing products and making recommendations based on the comparison of similar products using augmented reality. The present disclosure utilizes augmented display systems may take many different forms such a glasses, smart watches or other wearable computer systems or portable computing system such as smart phones, tablet computers, laptops, personal data assistants (PDA's), portable media devices and digital camera systems. The augmented display system view an object digitally captured or recorded, detect the identity of the object using object recognition software and retrieve product information associated therewith. The product information may be overlaid or projected onto a HUD having a graphical user interface that allows the user of the system to view both the retrieved product information and the object (or digital representation thereof) simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jeremy A. Greenberger, Lisa Seacat DeLuca, Kuntal Dey, Seema Nagar
  • Patent number: 11276104
    Abstract: A group of recommendations related to an item, such as an item of content presented to a user in a page, can be ranked according to a probability distribution that is iteratively updated with each user interaction. For practical implementations, a click stream of interactions may be logged, and then applied in a batch process to update the probability distribution on any suitable schedule independent of the timing of incoming user interactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Correa, Alexander Kushkuley
  • Patent number: 11276245
    Abstract: A method of displaying a first body shape according to a body size input by a user and a second body shape according to a recommendation body size includes receiving a first body size for modeling of clothing from the user; determining a second body size similar to the first body size by using the first body size; generating a first body shape based on the first body size, and generating a second body shape based on the second body size; and displaying the first body shape and the second body shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Inventors: Dong Soo Han, Dong Wook Yi
  • Patent number: 11276096
    Abstract: An apparatus, system and method are provided for facilitating commerce. An audio query describing information requested by the user is received. The audio query is processed to identify at least one category corresponding to the information requested by the user. At least one selected from the group of an image, audio data, and textual information to be presented on a user interface of the device is transmitted over the network connection. The at least one of the image, the audio data, and the textual information is associated with the identified at least one category in response to the received audio query describing the information requested.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel E. Tedesco, Jay S. Walker, James A. Jorasch, Evan I. Schwartz, Dean P. Alderucci
  • Patent number: 11270365
    Abstract: An apparatus, system and method are provided for facilitating commerce. Audio information describing an item for purchase is received and analyzed to at least one corresponding item category related to the item for purchase. At least one selected from the group of a picture, audio data, and textual information of at least one item for sale associated with the identified at least one corresponding item category is transmitted to be provided for display to a buyer on a display of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel E. Tedesco, Jay S. Walker, James A. Jorasch, Evan I. Schwartz, Dean P. Alderucci
  • Patent number: 11269305
    Abstract: Efficient control and/or linking of smart network connected devices. Some implementations are directed to rendering, within an active application that enables control of multiple smart devices from multiple parties, both: (1) an interactive graphical interface element that, when interacted with, causes corresponding control of smart device(s) of a third-party (3P); and (2) a selectable element that, when selected, causes execution of a deeplink to cause a 3P application to open in a state that presents additional information for the smart device(s). Some implementations are additionally or alternatively directed to, in response to determining that a application is installed at a client device, but a smart device topology lacks any entries for 3P smart devices of the 3P, efficiently adding one or more particular smart devices of the 3P to the smart device topology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Yuzhao Ni, David Roy Schairer
  • Patent number: 11257140
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an item recommendation method and system based on a user intention in a conversation session. In this method, a current conversation session is encoded by use of items of prior time sequence and the last item so as to generate an accurate conversation session representation which is then used to perform initial item prediction as a user intention. Afterwards, an intention-guided neighbor detector is used to locate an accurate neighbor conversation session. Finally, the current conversation session and the neighbor conversation session representations are combined adaptively by a gated mixed layer to generate the final item recommendation, so as to effectively improve the accuracy of item recommendation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: National University of Defense Technology
    Inventors: Fei Cai, Wanyu Chen, Zhiqiang Pan, Yitong Wang, Chengyu Song, Yanxiang Ling, Xin Zhang, Honghui Chen
  • Patent number: 11257049
    Abstract: An image of a receipt may be received by a service provider from a user device of a user. The receipt may be a record of a transaction between the user and a physical merchant. The service provider may extract text from the image and apply a predictive model trained on text data of historical receipts to the extracted text to identify keywords corresponding to items purchased in the transaction. The service provider may generate a shopping list for the user and/or may compare the keywords to descriptions of catalog items in an online catalog maintained by the service provider to identify catalog items that are the same or similar to the purchased items. The service provider may associate the catalog items with the user's account maintained by the service provider and generate a user interface to present on the user device that includes an indication of the catalog items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Miguel Roman Durazo Almeida, Thanhthanh Anh Tran, Jongsun Jung, Rohin Patel, Anna Jin Li, Tarmandeep Toor, Shih-Ta Peng
  • Patent number: 11250457
    Abstract: A promotion processing system may include a remote device associated with a given user and that includes a camera. The promotion processing system may also include a promotion processing server configured to store meal recipes and associated ingredients, and obtain a selected meal recipe from the given user. The promotion processing server may also be configured to cooperate with the camera of the remote device to obtain a facial image of the given user during consumption of ingredients of the selected meal recipe, determine a satisfaction level with the selected meal recipe based upon the facial image, and generate a digital promotion toward another meal recipe having at least one common ingredient with the ingredients of the selected meal recipe based upon the satisfaction level. The promotion processing server may also communicate the digital promotion to the remote device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: INMAR CLEARING, INC.
    Inventors: Alise Raak, Diana Medina
  • Patent number: 11243948
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide a mechanism that translates a natural language question to a database query format that may be applied to a data table to generate an answer to the natural language question. The system may identify key terms from a natural language question and classify the key terms as variable names or operation names. The natural language question is than translated into a format of question template containing variable names and operation names. In this way, the system may map the template question to a database query which can be applied to operate on a relational database to identify a cell value that represents an answer to the natural language question.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventor: Joy Mustafi
  • Patent number: 11244375
    Abstract: Gift givers typically find the process of selecting a personalized gift for a gift recipient to be time consuming with a low likelihood that the selected gift will be positively received by the recipient. The present disclosure describes analyzing a gift recipient's transaction history using machine learning techniques. Based on the analysis, one or more gift recommendations are provided to the gift giver. The one or more gift recommendations may comprise links to purchase products associated with the one or more gift recommendations. Additionally or alternatively, the one or more gift recommendations may comprise information about where the product may be purchased. This may improve the overall accuracy of the gift giving process, while reducing the stress surrounding gift giving. Additionally, the commercial opportunities of businesses may be expanded by partnering with sites that host the analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Lukiih Cuan, Dakyung Song, Vincent Ngo
  • Patent number: 11238358
    Abstract: A method can include determining a first probability that a first member of members of a website will visit the website within a specified time window if the first member is provided an intervention at a specified time, determining a second probability that the first member will visit the website within the specified time window without being provided the intervention, determining a difference between the first and second probability, and in response to determining the difference is greater than a first specified threshold, providing the intervention at the specified time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Yiping Yuan, Lingjie Weng, Rupesh Gupta, Shaunak Chatterjee, Romer E. Rosales-Delmoral
  • Patent number: 11237533
    Abstract: Efficient control and/or linking of smart network connected devices. Some implementations are directed to rendering, within an active application that enables control of multiple smart devices from multiple parties, both: (1) an interactive graphical interface element that, when interacted with, causes corresponding control of smart device(s) of a third-party (3P); and (2) a selectable element that, when selected, causes execution of a deeplink to cause a 3P application to open in a state that presents additional information for the smart device(s). Some implementations are additionally or alternatively directed to, in response to determining that a application is installed at a client device, but a smart device topology lacks any entries for 3P smart devices of the 3P, efficiently adding one or more particular smart devices of the 3P to the smart device topology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Yuzhao Ni, David Roy Schairer
  • Patent number: 11227320
    Abstract: A purchasing agent application operates on a mobile device to facilitate a user's purchase of a product featured on a web page of a third party merchant. The user can select an option in a web browser to share the web page URL with the application. The application communicates with a server to streamline the purchase process based on previously entered user identity, payment and shipping information. The application and/or server use machine learning models to automate the completion of any one or more form fields and/or link selections that the user would otherwise be required complete on the third party merchant's web site to execute the purchase. None of the user, the application or the server need have any prior relationship with the third party merchant. The machine learning models can be trained, for example, using supervised learning, unsupervised learning and/or reinforcement learning techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Inventors: Albert Saniger, Edoardo Paluan, James Bellamy
  • Patent number: 11227148
    Abstract: A person watching a video shares the realism of the spot. There is provided an information processing apparatus including a video acquirer, an object information collector, a status recognizer, and a display unit. The video acquirer acquires a video from an image capturer that captures a predetermined area. The object information collector collects object information of an object included in the captured video. The status recognizer recognizes a status of the object based on the video and the object information of the object. The display unit displays the recognized status to be identifiable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takashi Sonoda
  • Patent number: 11222024
    Abstract: A system receives, from a content source, product information that can comprise core product data for the product and a product identification for the product. The one or more derived attributes that can be based at least on a respective use case of one or more uses cases that affects the one or more products presented in a content catalog. The content feed can merge the at least one of the one or more derived attributes with the product information to update the product information in the content feed based on matching the product identification for the product with the one or more derived attributes. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Bala Srinivas Pillarisetty, Vijay Kumar Miriyala, Zuzar F. Nafar, Rohini Satheesh Bharadwaj, Siddarth Vasant Gaonkar
  • Patent number: 11216847
    Abstract: A retail customer tracking system and method is disclosed. The retail system preferably includes at least one surveillance camera for generating image data of customer interactions with products and at least one point of sale camera for generating image data of customers at a point of sale area. An analytics system determines product interactions from the image data of the customer interactions with the products and stores facial image information and the product interactions for each of the customers. When a customer arrives at a point of sale area, facial image information of the customer determined from the image data of the point of sale camera is matched to previously stored facial information for the customer, and associated product interactions for the customer are provided to a management system. The management system then provides sale cues based on the product interactions to the customer at the point of sale area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics, LLC
    Inventor: Anthony Burke
  • Patent number: 11210725
    Abstract: A service provider may receive item price information and/or point of sale (POS) transaction information from a plurality of merchant devices associated with a plurality of merchants. The service provider may categorize the plurality of merchants according to the types of items offered by the respective merchants, and may further categorize the merchants according to the locations at which they conduct business. The service provider may subsequently determine a price recommendation or other pricing information for a particular item offered by a particular merchant. A merchant device of the particular merchant may present the pricing information in a user interface that enables the merchant to view projected sales at various different price points. Further, the merchant may be able to specify one or more factors used for determining the recommend price, such as a desired business model, a desired clientele, a desired profit margin, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Square, Inc.
    Inventors: Abhay Raj Kumar, Rong Yan, Mason Ng, Gian Perrone, Mai Leduc
  • Patent number: 11200596
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for delivering content to an audience member via one or more mediums based on an audience member profile are disclosed. Profile data for audience members may be initially collected from an offline source, such as a registration or subscription database. The profile data may be stored in a dedicated database. The initial profile data may be supplemented periodically with data reflecting online activity by the audience member. The combined offline and online profile data may be used to group the audience members into segments. Audience member segments may be used to identify audience members who are targeted to receive like content. An audience member's inclusion in a segment may be indicated by storing a segment-targeting cookie on the audience member computer. Content may be delivered to the audience member based on identification of the segment in the segment-targeting cookie.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Media Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph G. Wilson
  • Patent number: 11176590
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: detecting, on a social media application, a media object comprising at least one image of a final product made from at least one purchased raw product; extracting, from the media object and text corresponding to the social media application post, (i) information related to the final product and (ii) social feedback regarding the final product; determining, based upon the social feedback, that the use of the at least one purchased raw product into the final product comprises positive social feedback; and providing a recommendation regarding the use of the at least one purchased raw product to one or more other individuals, wherein the recommendation is generated using the information related to the final product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sampath Dechu, Mohit Jain, Amrita Saha
  • Patent number: 11176142
    Abstract: A method of data query based on an evaluation and a device. The method includes: obtaining evaluation data of entities and basic information of the entities from multiple websites; extracting labels of the entities according to the evaluation data of the entities and the basic information of the entities; filtering the evaluation data of the entities; aggregating to obtain evaluation data of the same type of entities having the same label according to the basic information of the entities, the labels of the entities and the filtered evaluation data of the entities; and making a query to obtain information on a target entity according to a retrieval statement and the aggregated evaluation data of the same type of entities for each label. The method can make a query for information on a type of entities for a user, so that the user can compare the entities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Inventor: Weijian Xu
  • Patent number: 11176626
    Abstract: The disclosed technologies can compute inferred taste preferences relating to food products and food providers using objectively verifiable data, including order data, and use these inferred taste preferences to create new functionality in an information search and retrieval system and/or a product ordering system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: GRUBHUB HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Maryam Ismael, Parin Choganwala, Shahab Yunus, Arthi Murugesan
  • Patent number: 11170451
    Abstract: An automated gift recommendation system of a personal social network may be subscribed to by a user who may invite friends and family to participate. The personal social network comprises a smart device and an administrative panel called Not So Forgetful (NSF). NSF is a gift system that is personal to the user and may run on the smart device for receiving personal user information and a cloud server connected to the smart devices for searching and receiving gift data. The smart device may be a mobile communications device, a smart home, a smart television, a smart watch, smart glasses and the like. Algorithms include a trending algorithm utilizing the NSF social network and externally received data to periodically develop, for example, a top ten most popular gift recommendation list for, for example, a sixteen-year-old female (exemplary demographics data). The automated periodic gift recommendation system may record gift purchases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Not So Forgetful, LLC
    Inventor: Jesse Michael Schneider
  • Patent number: 11163843
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can determine at least one scenario that applies to a user of a social networking system based at least in part on features associated with the user. One or more groups of content recommendations associated with the at least one scenario can be determined. Each group of content recommendations can include a set of content items that relate to the at least one scenario. The one or more groups of content recommendations can be provided to the user as recommendations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Meiying Li, Jinyi Yao, Bradley Ray Green
  • Patent number: 11163778
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to processing support requests, or support queries, in a software application including automated and human interaction-based support systems. An example method generally includes receiving a support request from a client device. A query processor parses the support request to identify one or more characteristics of the support request and identifies a support system to process the support request based at least in part on the identified one or more characteristics of the support request. The query processor instantiates a support session with the identified support system to process the support request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: INTUIT INC.
    Inventors: Benjamin Indyk, Igor A. Podgorny, Matthew Cannon, Chris Gielow
  • Patent number: 11159836
    Abstract: A computer system provides a method for delivering a video stream to a viewer and delivering, in synchrony with the video stream, social media content created during the current and previous viewings of the video stream by first-time viewers of the video stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: ESW Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Aslam Khader, Larry Alan Westerman
  • Patent number: 11157562
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention disclose a method, computer program product, and system for recommending an apparel product is provided. The method for recommending an apparel product may include one or more processors identifying a user selection of an apparel product, wherein the apparel product includes information associated with retail websites. The method further includes one or more processors categorizing the apparel product into one or more groupings based upon user preferences, wherein the grouping is based on available versions of the apparel product. The method further includes one or more processors determining current apparel preference information corresponding to the user based on user preferences, fitness application data, health monitoring application data, and user-provided measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Priyanka Agrawal, Ayushi Dalmia, Pankaj Satyanarayan Dayama, Vikas Raykar, Amrita Saha, Srikanth Govindaraj Tamilselvam
  • Patent number: 11151634
    Abstract: In some examples, a service computing device receives an indication that a buyer associated with a buyer profile has selected a first item to purchase from a first merchant site. The service computing device associates information related to the first item with a persistent virtual cart associated with the buyer profile. The service computing device receives an indication that the buyer has selected a second item to purchase from the second merchant site. The service computing device associates information related to the second item with the buyer profile. The service computing device receives, from a buyer device, an indication of intention to purchase the items in the persistent virtual cart. Consequently, the service computing device may send an order for the first item to a computing device associated with the first merchant and an order for the second item to a computing device associated with the second merchant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: SQUARE, INC.
    Inventor: Ajit Kalidindi Varma