List (e.g., Purchase Order, Etc.) Compilation Or Processing Patents (Class 705/26.8)
  • Patent number: 11232422
    Abstract: An electronic device and an operating method of an electronic device are provided. The operating method includes obtaining first policy information including device information of a first image forming apparatus and information of a payment process with respect to the first image forming apparatus, preparing one or more applications used for driving the first image forming apparatus or used for the payment process, based on the first policy information, receiving a request for a first job of the first image forming apparatus and generating, based on the first policy information, first charging information corresponding to the first job, calling a first application from among the one or more applications used to pay a first payment amount based on the first charging information, and, when the first payment amount is paid via the first application, controlling the first image forming apparatus to perform the first job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Hyun Suk Lee
  • Patent number: 11232460
    Abstract: A computerized enhanced discreet coupon (EDC) processing system processes shopper EDC(s) using a scanner and a processor. The scanner scans purchased items. The processor generates tickets corresponding to the purchased items, syntactically validates shopper EDC(s), semantically checks the EDC(s), and authenticates the EDC(s). If an EDC is authentic, then the processor compares the EDC against the ticket to determine if the EDC qualifies, and if so, then the EDC is redeemable. Authentication can be accomplished by, for example, comparing EDC rule(s) and/or rule identifier(s) against genuine rule/identifier sets. Genuine rule set includes a qualifying rule and a redemption rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Worldpay, LLC
    Inventor: Travis L. Priest
  • Patent number: 11227327
    Abstract: In various exemplary embodiments, a system and method to provide gift media is disclosed. The method includes receiving, at an interactive media component, a selection of the media item and a selection of at least one recipient for the media item from a user of a client device. A purchase transaction based on the selection of the media item and the at least one recipient is processed. Delivery of the media item to the at least one recipient is triggered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: OPENTV, INC.
    Inventors: Crx K. Chai, Alex Fishman
  • Patent number: 11227301
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for providing a recommended payment account includes receiving location information from a mobile device of a user having one or more payment accounts provided by a financial institution computer system, and determining a location of the user relative to a merchant based on the location information. The method also includes, based on the location of the user relative to the merchant, determining that a payment account recommendation should be sent to the user, including a recommended payment account for use in a payment transaction with the merchant and an incentive offer for using the recommended payment account in the payment transaction, determining the recommended payment account based on an expected financial impact to the user, generating the incentive offer, and sending the incentive offer and the recommended payment account to the mobile device of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Scott T. Dalton, Andrew J. Garner, IV, Ramanathan Ramanathan
  • Patent number: 11228808
    Abstract: A system that handles delivery of a service through a client device or a secondary device paired with the client device, includes an interactive service provider and the client device. The interactive service provider inserts at least one of digital watermarks, fingerprints, and trigger identifiers at event opportunities in media content. The client device detects at least one of the inserted digital watermarks, the digital fingerprints, and the inserted trigger identifiers in the media content. The client device further renders overlay graphics on the media content and activates at least one of input devices in vicinity of the client device or the rendered overlay graphics. The client device receives trigger responses over an activated overlay graphic, via the activated input devices. The client device further displays an interactive view on the client device, to enable delivery of services in response to the received trigger responses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Jude Loheide, Matthew Paul Giles, Gregory Mcclain Stigall, Nishith Kumar Sinha, Cindy Loren Campbell, James J Arnzen, Nicolas Paul Webb
  • Patent number: 11227260
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for using a transaction to collect additional transaction information. The method may include: receiving transaction information indicating that a transaction of one or more products and/or services has been made by a user from a merchant; when the transaction information is received, scanning a user e-mail account to identify a receipt for the transaction within an e-mail of the user e-mail account, wherein the receipt is indicative of a transaction price; when the receipt for the transaction is identified: extracting information of the one or more products and/or services from the receipt; and based on the extracted information, automatically generating and submitting a price adjustment claim for the one or more products and/or services when a price lower than the transaction price is found; and when the receipt for the transaction cannot be identified: automatically submitting information about a missing receipt to a fraud system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventor: Jason Katzer
  • Patent number: 11222304
    Abstract: A methodology and/or system to automatically generate an optimal collaborative agreement, according to which multiple vessel arrival time windows, start and end times for each time window, and multiple handling rates during each time window are offered by the marine container terminal operator to the liner shipping company at each port of the given liner shipping route. The vessel scheduling problem is formulated as a mixed integer nonlinear programming model, where the total liner shipping route service cost is minimized. A set of linearization techniques are applied to the original model, and the linearized model is solved using CPLEX. A number of computational experiments were performed for the Pacific Atlantic 1 liner shipping route, served by the NYK liner shipping company, with results showing effectiveness of the proposed collaborative agreement and the adopted solution methodology to improve liner shipping operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Florida A&M University
    Inventor: Maxim A. Dulebenets
  • Patent number: 11221722
    Abstract: An information providing apparatus includes an information storage unit configured to store a plurality of types of information concerning objects, a first display data providing unit configured to provide first display data for arranging and displaying a plurality of display regions on a display screen of a user terminal in a predetermined display shape respectively in correspondence with a plurality of objects such that a part of the information stored in the information storage unit is displayed in the plurality of display regions, a switching instruction acquiring unit configured to acquire a switching instruction from the user terminal, the switching instruction instructing to switch among the plurality of types of information concerning the objects, and an information switching unit configured to, when the switching instruction acquiring unit has acquired the switching instruction, switch a type of information displayed in the display regions based on the first display data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: GURUNAVI, INC.
    Inventor: Seiichiro Kubo
  • Patent number: 11205213
    Abstract: A system may enable a customer to identify and order one or more items available at a first merchant located at a first geographic location for pick-up at or delivery from the first location. The system may also enable the customer to select a second merchant at a second geographic location and submit the order for the one or more items to the second merchant. The system may provide the customer with a preview of the availability of the ordered items, for example, the items unavailable, at the second location, and in some instances, suggested alternatives. As a result, the customer may be able to determine whether the ordered items are available at the second location and make an informed decision about whether to switch the order from the first location to the second location. The first and second merchants may be commonly owned or owned by different entities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kristin L. Turner, Philip Pinette
  • Patent number: 11200394
    Abstract: A method of assisting a customer to obtain water care information and products by associating the customer with water care dealer through a supplier-associated app where the water care dealer is identifiable through a QR Code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Inventors: Randy Roseth, Jackie Rieck, Bryan Wall
  • Patent number: 11169669
    Abstract: Onboarding via image procurement is described. In an example, an image of an item to be integrated into a forthcoming content item to be presented via an ecommerce channel associated with an ecommerce service provider is received. An inactive content item, including at least the image of the item, can be generated for the merchant. Responsive to determining that the merchant has claimed the inactive content item, (i) a state of the inactive content item can be modified to an active content item and (ii) the active content item can be caused to be presented via the ecommerce channel to enable the merchant to offer at least the item for sale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Square, Inc.
    Inventors: Katherine Swett, Bo Han, Drew Richards, John O'Brien-Carelli
  • Patent number: 11170422
    Abstract: A processor-based system stores different card templates in a database. Each card template has a card feature that can have any color from among a first set of colors. The system also stores, in the database, for each stored card templates, a corresponding envelope template. Each envelope template has an envelope feature that can have any color from among a second set of colors. The system receives a user selection of a card template from among the card templates and a user selection of a color to be applied to the card feature. The system displays the card template, with the card feature having the user-selected color. The system also displays the corresponding envelope template that corresponds, in the database, to the selected card template. The envelope feature is displayed with the user-selected color based on the user-selected color having been selected for the card feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: MINTED LLC
    Inventors: Mariam B. Naficy, Tonia Misvaer, Sean McLucas, Nathan Glynn, Erica Meade, Namrata Patel
  • Patent number: 11164271
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, from a requestor, a request for an on-demand identity product in relation to an identity of a consumer, the request comprising personally identifying information (PII) of the consumer. The method also includes executing, using the PII, a partial registration of the consumer for the on-demand identity product, the partial registration omitting satisfaction of at least one security requirement. The method additionally includes determining whether delayed authentication is enabled for the on-demand identity product. Moreover, the method includes, responsive to a determination that delayed authentication is enabled for the on-demand identity product: conditionally suspending the at least one security requirement; initiating provision of the on-demand identity product to the requestor; and restricting the requestor's access to determined sensitive data resulting from the initiated provision at least until the at least one security requirement is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Inventors: Isaac Chapa, Steven Hatley, Joe Ross
  • Patent number: 11157992
    Abstract: Systems and methods to improve an e-commerce platform through modifications to the checkout and fulfillment process aimed at reducing the incidence of returns. Modifications may include determining a likelihood of a return and, based on the likelihood of return, generating a staged fulfillment process in which an order is split in two linked orders that are processed serially and based on receipt of confirmation to proceed after delivery of a first one of the orders. Modifications may include determining during the checkout process that a custom return policy is to be used and generating the custom return policy based, at least in part, on one or more of a purchaser return history, the product item or items in the order, and product return history.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Shopify Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Nicholas Kentris, Raphael Paquin, Clara Petit
  • Patent number: 11157989
    Abstract: A method for merchant-side tracking of customer selections includes receiving, via a user list script on a merchant webpage, a user selection of a product representation displayed on a UI of a user device. The method includes updating a user list with the user selection, the user list associated with a generic user representation. The method includes determining, based on a type of identifier associated with a user of the user device, to use a generic user representation with the user list. The method includes selecting, based on the generic user representation, an anonymous user flow type for tracking the user as an anonymous user of the merchant webpage. The anonymous user flow type associates the user device with the user list independently of associating the user with the merchant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Braden Christopher Ericson, Arvind Naidu, Harshal Deo, Prasanna Vinjamuri
  • Patent number: 11151564
    Abstract: Provided are devices, interfaces, methods, and systems for secure authentication of identity of information including identification data and financial attributes, wherein the secure authentication comprises storing identity information in a protected data repository with a private data record, assigning a reference identifier for a private data record in a protected data repository, receiving a request for authenticating identity information comprising a reference identifier and public identity information, requesting access to private identity information through a private approval interface with said reference identifier, requesting a portion of said private data record from said protected data repository, verifying identity information from said portion of private data record and public identity information, responding with an authentication or multi-valent response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Inventor: Shawn Hutchinson
  • Patent number: 11151631
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a recommendation for an additional item in response to receiving a basket of goods determine a type for the basket of goods from a set of basket types, receive a set of additional targeted items as target recommendations and receive a history of received types of baskets of goods. Embodiments iteratively perform a clustering into a plurality of clusters of each of the basket types based on the history of received types of baskets of goods, and preference updating for each of the targeted items into each of the plurality of clusters. The iteratively performing, after a plurality of iterations, outputs a sequence of mappings and a sequence of preference parameters. Embodiments generate a frequency of tabulation of mappings from the sequence of mappings and then generate the recommendation based on the sequence of mappings, the sequence of preference parameters and the frequency of tabulation of mappings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Inventors: Sajad Modaresi, Fernando Bernstein, Denis Saure, Setareh Borjian Boroujeni, Su-Ming Wu, Robert Corr, Nikos Nikolakis
  • Patent number: 11151624
    Abstract: A system generates a first gift selection matrix that includes a first set of items of interest to a recipient organized in columns of increasing cost and rows of decreasing interest to the recipient. The system transmits the first gift selection matrix to a first user computing device and to a second user computing device. Item selections are received from users, along with gift purchase contribution pledges. If the pledges are insufficient to cover a cost of one of the selected items, the system sends a request to the first user and the second user for either an a second gift selection, or a pledge of additional funds. If the new gift selections are not the same, or if the pledged amounts are insufficient to purchase a selected gift, the system generates a second gift selection matrix. The system transmits the second gift selection matrix to the first user computing device and the second user computing device. A final gift selection can be made from the second matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mohit Chandak, Pragyana K. Mishra
  • Patent number: 11144958
    Abstract: A method of providing event notification of upcoming events is provided. A method may include receiving a search request comprising search criteria. The method may also include performing a first search for one or more upcoming events based on the search criteria. Further, the method may include modifying the search criteria and performing a second search for one or more upcoming events based on the modified search criteria. The method may further include determining an upcoming event based on at least one of the first search and the second search. In addition, the method may include transmitting a notification of the upcoming event from the network-based system to a user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: StubHub, Inc.
    Inventors: Ashley Gibson, Adam Debussy
  • Patent number: 11132639
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, one or more computing devices process a bifurcated transaction for items available at a store. The bifurcated transaction is initiated when a consumer orders a set of first item(s) electronically, e.g., using an app, website etc. At the store, the consumer picks up the order of the set of first item(s) and then peruses and adds a set of second item(s) to a shopping cart. In one embodiment, a label (e.g., a single unique machine-readable label or barcode) identifies the set of first item(s). At checkout, the transaction may be completed by scanning respective machine-readable labels on the set of second item(s) and the label that identifies the set of first item(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Inventor: Steven R. Boal
  • Patent number: 11126956
    Abstract: Systems and methods for the automated fulfillment of orders from a fulfillment network including consumer-facing retail locations. Orders are partitioned into suborders, which are in turn assigned to retail locations based on forecasted demand for the suborder items at the retail locations. The assignment process considers operational data for each retail location such as the number of employees, the inventory of suborder items, shipping rate cards, return policies, business hours, pick decline estimations, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Vivek Farias, Aryan Iden Khojandi, Ritesh Madan, Chad Yan, Guang Yang
  • Patent number: 11122030
    Abstract: A login session server establishes a communications session between an application executing on a device and a service provided by a web services gateway. A temporary login session socket is established and a token is sent to the device. The temporary login session socket may be used to verify a service provided by the web services gateway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Jay O. Glasgow, Johannes Simon Jaskolski
  • Patent number: 11115366
    Abstract: The current invention is a system for ongoing communication and conversation between an individual user and a service provider. The system will use blockchain to secure the communication. The system is set up so that the individual will own its on data through the communication process. The system will use artificial intelligent (“AI”) that translates the commination in a way the each individual needs to see it by providing a translation function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventor: Bruce Jaynes
  • Patent number: 11115629
    Abstract: A method for remotely confirming delivery of a package may be accomplished using a client device and a using a network-connectable audio/video (A/V) recording and communication device. The method includes initiating the two-way communication between the client device and the A/V recording and communication device. The method further includes receiving, via a user interface of the client device, an indication that a package is being delivered to a building associated with the A/V recording and communication device. The method further includes receiving, at the client device, information about the package and displaying, on a display of the client device, the information about the package. The method further includes receiving, via the user interface, an electronic signature indicating acceptance of delivery of the package. The method further includes transmitting, by the client device, the electronic signature to a delivery service server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Elliott Lemberger, John Modestine, Joshua Roth, Micah Stone
  • Patent number: 11106731
    Abstract: The embodiments herein relate to method and a UE for determining meta data information associated with a media content, the method comprising: capturing a fragment of the media content; sending a request to a network node for performing an acoustic/audio fingerprinting on said fragment; receiving a result of the identification from the network node; collecting or recording meta data for linking to the identified media content; and storing at least the collected or recorded meta data and the result of the identification locally in the UE or in a database accessible to a network node. The embodiments also relate to a method in a network node and a network node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventor: Anders Baer
  • Patent number: 11079921
    Abstract: A method includes, with a processor executing computer-readable instructions stored within a memory device, displaying, on a display device and via at least one graphical user interface (GUI), a first interface element associated with a machine selection, receiving, via the first interface element, a first input comprising an indication of a machine, displaying, on the display device and via the at least one GUI, one or more second interface elements associated with tool parameters, receiving, via the second interface element, a second input comprising an indication of the tool parameters, determining, based at least in part on the machine and the tool parameters, one or more tools for use with the machine, and presenting, via the at least one GUI, a graphical representation of the one or more tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: David Michael Worth, James B. Fairgrieve, Amit Kashyap, John P. Marek, Yihong Yang
  • Patent number: 11080676
    Abstract: A system having a device for assisting a purchase, incorporating: a central portion; suspension arms which are connected to the central portion and extend on either side of the central portion, the suspension arms being intended to be connected to a portable container which is provided with an opening so as to allow the portable container to be carried by the device; at least one movement sensor which is configured to detect a movement through the opening of the portable container; at least one image sensor which is configured to detect at least one image of a scene at least partially covering the opening; a position sensor which is configured to determine the current position of the device in a point of sale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventor: Mehdi Afraite-Seugnet
  • Patent number: 11080770
    Abstract: A computer-based digital marketplace exchange is disclosed, providing the functionality of offering rounds of golf for sale, as well as conducting the sale of the rounds of golf. Customers can use the system to build, purchase, and redeem rounds, subject to at least one rule uploaded by the course. Once an order is purchased with the system, a customer's account is credited. When the customer seeks to redeem the round, the system can be configured to access a real-time positioning component and temporal component of a customer's mobile computer device. The system determines whether the time/location of the customer violates the rules placed on the round. If the rules are violated, then the system notifies the customer that he/she is prohibited from redeeming the round. Conversely, if the rules are not violated, then the round is redeemed and the course notified of the customer's arrival.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Fairway Pass LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Van Sant, Jason Lewin, Philip Morrash
  • Patent number: 11080801
    Abstract: A restaurant service system for assessing the accuracy of estimated delivery time provided by a restaurant includes an order server, a restaurant server, a service server and an assessment server. Each of the servers includes a server software application. The order server software application collects a set of orders from a set of diner devices. The restaurant server software application retrieves an estimated delivery time for each order in the set. The service server software application determines an order actual delivery time for at least one order in the set. The assessment server software application determines an accuracy measure of estimated delivery time for the restaurant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Grubhub Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Sendelbach, Michael Evans, Peter Aarested, Olga Dimitrijevic, Lee Baker, Rhiannon Zivin, Kurt Peterson, Josh Evnin, Jonathan Treble, Lam Doan, Lillie C. de Merode, Matthew Maloney
  • Patent number: 11074636
    Abstract: This disclosure describes various processes for collecting information about users from sources other than catalog activity data. This information can be used to generate recommendations for users with activity data deficiencies. Some example sources for this supplemental data include collaborative content sites, such as social networking sites. Social networking sites typically allow users to engage in conversations with other users through text, audio, and/or video. Conversation data collected from these sites or from other sources can be analyzed to infer user interests. A recommendation process (or other application) can use the inferred interests to supplement or take the place of catalog activity data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Jinesh U. Vora
  • Patent number: 11074632
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and system are disclosed for compiling a virtual transaction for a person within an environment having a plurality of items. The method includes acquiring, using at least one visual sensor, first image information including a person. The method further includes identifying the at least one person from the first image information by classifying the person into a class. The method also includes acquiring second image information including the person and an item. The method further includes identifying a behavior of the person relative to the item, and updating, based on the identified behavior, the virtual transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions Holdings Corporation
    Inventors: John David Landers, Jr., Dean Frederick Herring, Brad Matthew Johnson, Ankit Singh, Bobby Lewis Williams, Jr., David John Steiner, Phuc Ky Do, Neil Andrew Girard, Michael Schaefer, Erin Kendall Dorshorst, Craig Walton Turner
  • Patent number: 11076195
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses are described for automatically navigating a graphical user interface (GUI) of a media device. In embodiments, objects (e.g. selectable items) in device GUI menu screens may be located, identified, and selected by another device (e.g., a switch) using several types of image processing, image recognition, and automated screen navigation techniques. For instance, a device may receive an operation request, for example from a user, receive a video signal from the connected media device, extract a video frame, process the video frame using one or more algorithms, and automatically navigate the GUI of the device by transmitting one more navigation commands for application to the GUI. In this manner, multi-step, time-consuming manual GUI navigation to achieve a desired result may be reduced to an automated technique, allowing users to save time and frustration in navigating a GUI using a remote control to find a particular resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Caavo Inc
    Inventors: Sharath Hariharpur Satheesh, Bitto Niclavose, Vinod K. Gopinath, Neha Mittal, Siddharth Kumar, Ashish D. Aggarwal
  • Patent number: 11070881
    Abstract: A device may receive content data, a first model, and a second model. The first model may be trained on different types of metadata than the second model. The content data may include a first identifier of a first content item and a first set of metadata associated with the first content item. The device may process the first set of metadata to generate first recommendations from the first model and second recommendations from the second model. The device may provide the first identifier and a combination of the first recommendations and the second recommendations to client devices. The device may receive, from the client devices, user-generated target recommendations based on the combination. The device may process the user-generated target recommendations, the first recommendations, and the second recommendations, to provide feedback to update the first model and the second model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Haripriya Srinivasaraghavan, Rajeshwar Makam, Frolov Volodymyr, Pratik Sarkar, Ankit Naidu, Yevhen Rutskyi
  • Patent number: 11055622
    Abstract: Example apparatus and methods concern selective adaptive predictive data placement to improve the operating and/or electrical efficiency of a data storage apparatus. A future input/output operation is predicted from a current input/output operation, the state of the data storage apparatus, relationships between data currently being processed and data previously processed, environmental factors, or other factors. The apparatus and methods may improve data storage efficiency by selectively pre-fetching data, relocating data on the data storage apparatus or within a plurality of data storage apparatus, speculatively producing erasure codes or other error correction codes, speculatively deduplicating data, or other adaptive functions. Relocation and pre-fetching may be configured to achieve different policies focused on electrical efficiency, operating efficiency, use spreading, or other considerations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Quantum Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen Lord
  • Patent number: 11050683
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a housing, a display configured to be exposed through one surface of the housing, a communication module configured to communicate over a first network compliant with a first protocol or a second network compliant with a second protocol, a processor configured to be electrically connected with the display and the communication module, and a memory configured to be electrically connected with the processor and store a specified application. The memory stores instructions, that when executed, cause the processor 420 to execute the specified application, designate a CP server by interacting with a platform server over the second network, receive an initial response message generated by the designated CP server over the first network, and verify a first identifier of the designated CP server based on the first protocol from a source of the initial response message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyong Jin Ban, Yong Suk Kwon, Tae Sun Yeoum, Myeong Cheol Kim, Sung Jin Kim, Yoon Sung Nam, Pei Huang, Qia Wang, Zhinan Zhou
  • Patent number: 11049166
    Abstract: A set of computing methods and systems are provided that allow geographically distributed stylists to review and recommend “looks” for geographically distributed users, and that allow for asynchronous access by both the stylist and the user. Using “looks” instead of individual products allows the system to build an understanding of what products complement each other when worn together. Analytical insights of trends, style recommendations, customer behavior, and other internal data can be made available to stylists in order to help stylists more efficiently provide recommendations to multiple customers. Further, embodiments of the present disclosure may allow recommendations to be based around a look, but do not require that recommended products be depicted in an image associated with the look. In this way, greater flexibility can be achieved than if only products depicted in the look image were recommended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Glamhive, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephanie Sprangers, Dylan Todd Howerter
  • Patent number: 11030326
    Abstract: A wireless face-to-face bilateral communication method between at least two users of a service provider, each having a token device, and at least one having a user-defined profile, comprising: between a sending token device and a receiving token device, transmitting unique electronic transaction tokens between a consenting sending party and a consenting or optionally consenting receiving party wherein said transaction tokens may be used for single use, party-approved after-contact, computer-network facilitated access to each other's profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventor: Daniel L. Coffing
  • Patent number: 11030569
    Abstract: A cloud-based package-exchange-service for package delivery to, and pick-up from, a target vehicle includes a GPS-based proximity module. The GPS-based proximity module receives current GPS coordinates of a package delivery vehicle and of the target vehicle. The GPS-based proximity module stores both GPS coordinates. The GPS-based proximity module monitors a distance between the package delivery vehicle and the target vehicle of the customer. The cloud-based system also has a delivery module in the first server associated with a second database. The delivery module includes one or more lists of local delivery services that include registered individuals to be assigned for package exchange operations. The lists of local delivery services also include package delivery restrictions and conditions including package size, hours of operation, distance to operate, and delivery prices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Continental Intelligent Transportation Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Seval Oz, Tammer Zein-El-Abedein, Yao Zhao
  • Patent number: 11023960
    Abstract: Disclosed are a system and a method enabling E-Commerce transactions without redirecting a user's computer from one electronic publishing page to another electronic publishing page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventors: David Frederick, Darren G. Floyd, Daniel J. Bernard
  • Patent number: 11017450
    Abstract: According to various exemplary embodiments, an electronic text message is received from a source telephone number, the electronic text message including content describing a product item. A seller of the product item is identified, based on the source telephone number, and the product item is identified, based on the content included in the electronic text message. Thereafter, a draft version of an item listing is automatically generated, where the item listing lists the product item as being for sale by the seller on a marketplace website.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Scot Fraser Hamilton, Matthew Olson, Vikas Singh, Sean Gates
  • Patent number: 11010756
    Abstract: A method comprising receiving a purchase action from a first user device associated with a user, creating and storing a first cookie associated with the purchase action. The method includes receiving, from a second user device, a request for cookie data related to products viewed on a platform other than the second user device, and identifying the first cookie in response to the request for cookie data. The method includes determining a platform type of the second user device, and generating a second cookie compliant with the platform type of the second user device. The method includes sending the generated second cookie to the second user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Inventor: Thomas Purves
  • Patent number: 10996963
    Abstract: Systems and methods for deploying tutorial content to websites via tag management systems are disclosed. In an example, a tutorial deployment application accesses a content segment and a condition for displaying the content segment. The application generates a tutorial object including code to display the content segment. The application integrates the tutorial object into the set of runtime tags by selecting a tag from a set of runtime tags that control operations of a website and links the tag with the tutorial object. Based on a performance of the operation, the condition is met, and the tag is executed, causing the tutorial object to be loaded and executed by the website and the content segment to be displayed by the website.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventors: Jordan Walker, Andrew Watanabe, Alan Wilson, Kevin Wilson
  • Patent number: 10997579
    Abstract: Various systems and methods that may relate to referral and/or delivery services are described. Some embodiments may include billing SMS ordering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Jay Winters, Seung-Woo Roh
  • Patent number: 10990615
    Abstract: Systems and methods for improving a search process by providing a visual guided search experience is provided. A networked system determines a location of a user device. A user interface (UI) is presented illustrating a map at a first level view of an area based on the location. The networked system receives, via the UI, a first touch input indicating a zoom selection. In response, the UI shows a second level view of the area that includes a plurality of nodes each representing a point of interest in the area. The second level view is a lower level view than the first level view. The networked system then receives, via the UI, a second touch input selecting a node of the plurality of node. In response to the selecting of the node, navigation information for a selected point of interest corresponding to the selected node is presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Karim Fateem, Yu Zhang, Brandon Iles
  • Patent number: 10991008
    Abstract: A system for transmitting information related to a network-based marketplace includes identifying information that may be interesting, useful, and entertaining to the users and to the potential users of the network-based marketplace. The identified information may be other than information that is already being displayed in listings by the network-based marketplace. The identified information may be about the sellers, the buyers or other items related to the items offered for sale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Loui, David Vogt, Jared Kaplan, Tony Lam
  • Patent number: 10979320
    Abstract: A technique includes providing at least one service blueprint to orchestrate application programming interfaces to manage the lifecycle of at least one cloud service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Stephane H. Maes, Matthew Simon Newman, Keith Kuchler, Thomas Goepel
  • Patent number: 10977715
    Abstract: A system comprises at least one processor having a browser. The processor is configured for: receiving a request to purchase a first item (where a browser performs the receiving), displaying by the browser an indication that the first item has been added to a shopping cart of the user, before receiving an acknowledgement that the request has been received by a server, transmitting the request from the browser to the server, and receiving the acknowledgement of the transmitted request from the server after displaying the indication by the browser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Hiren K. Patel, Arunesh Joshi
  • Patent number: 10977701
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to techniques for providing retail customers a seamless, individualized discovery and shopping experience. With an improved shopper/customer accounting system, along with other technologies such as intelligent fixtures, mobile devices, and product simulations, a shopper's product discovery, purchase, and post-sale experience can be highly integrated and personalized. For example, the shopper's out-of-store (online) and in-store product discovery sessions may be seamlessly linked and analyzed to provide the shopper with customized recommendations and assistance. Other variations and enhancements are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Crutchfield Corporation
    Inventor: William G. Crutchfield, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10970766
    Abstract: A system and method for providing user-specified data to participating venues includes a system services environment having a website or App, and that facilitates communication between a user and a venue. The system includes functionality for uploading a plurality of user preferences for storage by the system environment server and/or decentralized blockchain nodes, identifying the presence of each user interface device that is physically located at or near a venue, generating a report containing the cumulative favorite selections within each preference category submitted by each of identified user interface devices, submitting the report to the venue and/or environmental devices and/or nodes, and changing the environmental conditions of the venue in real time based on the report.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventor: Eric Beans
  • Patent number: 10972473
    Abstract: Various embodiments are generally directed to techniques for generating rules automatically navigate a website and perform updates of payment token information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Mykhaylo Bulgakov, Taurean Butler, William F. Carroll, II