List (e.g., Purchase Order, Etc.) Compilation Or Processing Patents (Class 705/26.8)
  • Patent number: 10664131
    Abstract: An exemplary information-processing device includes: a first display control unit that controls a display unit to display plural items of application information; a first selecting unit that selects one item of application information from among the plurality of items of application information; a second display control unit that controls the display unit to display related information corresponding to the selected item of application information; a second selecting unit that selects a retail version application program or a trial version application program corresponding to the selected item of application information, based on an input by a user; a downloading unit that downloads the selected application program; a third display control unit that controls the display unit to display information for prompting a user to select whether the retail version application program is downloaded after the trial version application program is executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuto Nakaya, Yukari Marumo, Yasumasa Nakai, Yosuke Fujino, Yoshiteru Fukuda
  • Patent number: 10664936
    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: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: CSIDENTITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Isaac Chapa, Steven Hatley, Joe Ross
  • Patent number: 10663958
    Abstract: A screen control method applied in the server side, including: receiving a screen practice verification request send by equipment before screen printing by the equipment, in which the verification request includes: a first identification of a screen and a second identification of the equipment; inquiring a prestored database according to the first identification and the second identification, and acquiring a first attribute value of the screen and a second attribute value of the equipment; verifying whether the screen satisfies the practice condition according to the first attribute value and the second attribute value; and sending the verification result to the equipment, so that the equipment can do corresponding operation according to the verification result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP., LTD., HEFEI XINSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Bing Han
  • Patent number: 10650440
    Abstract: Systems and methods involving a computer-implemented portal that enables a user to pre-authorize purchase of items not yet available for sale are disclosed. In one embodiment, an exemplary method may comprise: providing an online portal that enables a user to manage a financial account; executing a first routine of the portal including interactive functionality enabling the user to specify and pre-authorize purchase of an item that is not yet available for sale; searching to determine at least one electronic source at which the item can be purchased when it becomes available for purchase; and executing a purchase transaction at the future date/time when the item is released for sale, to purchase the item for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Bryant Yee, George Bergeron, Mykhaylo Bulgakov
  • Patent number: 10643079
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are described for supervising and monitoring the delivery of a package to a property. In some implementations, shipment data indicating a package to be delivered at the property and identification information for a first person is obtained. A request for a second person to access the property and deliver the package that includes identification information for the second person is received. Identification information for the first person is compared to the identification information for the second person. Access to the property is provided to the second person. Sensor data generated by one or more sensors that are located throughout the property and while providing access to the property is obtained and analyzed. A determination of whether the second person delivered the package to the property is made based on analyzing the sensor data. Data indicating the determination is provided for output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael Li, Daniel Todd Kerzner, Allison Beach, Abraham Joseph Kinney, Donald Madden, Jeffrey A. Bedell
  • Patent number: 10632682
    Abstract: A 3D printing apparatus including a 3D printing device, a VR display device, and a processing device is provided. The VR display device displays a VR image. The VR display device includes an input device. The input device receives an input signal and the input signal in response to selecting a virtual object in the VR image. The processing device obtains a generic model data corresponding to the virtual object based on the input signal. The processing device executes an edit module to edit a 3D model corresponding to the virtual object based on the generic model data. When the processing device outputs a plurality of layered data corresponding to the 3D model to the 3D printing device, the 3D printing device prints a 3D object corresponding to the 3D model based on the plurality of layered data. Moreover, a 3D printing method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignees: XYZprinting, Inc., Kinpo Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ching-Hua Su, Ting-Yu Lu
  • Patent number: 10636068
    Abstract: A device receives third-party boycott data associated with a merchant, and receives customer preference data associated with a customer of the merchant. The device processes the third-party boycott data and the customer preference data, with a machine learning model, to identify a boycott of the merchant that is predicted to be of interest to the customer. The device provides, to a user device of the customer, information identifying the boycott of the merchant and information that solicits the customer to indicate whether the customer desires to join the boycott, and receives, from the user device, information indicating that the customer desires to join the boycott. The device causes a transaction account associated with the customer to be restricted from a transaction with the merchant when the information indicates that the customer desires to join the boycott.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Mossoba, Abdelkadar M'Hamed Benkreira, Joshua Edwards
  • Patent number: 10636010
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a data processing system processes a bifurcated transaction for items available at a brick-and-mortar store. The bifurcated transaction is initiated when a consumer orders a set of non-perishable items electronically, e.g., using an app, website etc. At the brick-and-mortar store, the consumer picks up a shopping cart with the order of the set of non-perishable items and then peruses and adds perishable items to the shopping cart. In one embodiment, a single unique machine-readable label (e.g., a barcode) identifies the set of the non-perishable items. At checkout, the transaction is completed by scanning respective machine-readable labels (e.g., barcodes) on the perishable items and the single unique machine-readable label that identifies the set of the non-perishable items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Quotient Technology Inc.
    Inventor: Steven R. Boal
  • Patent number: 10628875
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes extracting a document object model (DOM) for a content page. The DOM comprises a hierarchical tree-based data structure. The method also includes traversing the DOM to identify, in the content page, candidate features of a product page. The method further includes for each of the candidate features, determine candidate feature attributes based on a respective context of the candidate feature in the DOM. The method additionally includes determining whether the content page qualifies as a product page based on whether the candidate features fulfill a required set of characteristics for a product page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Shashikant Khandelwal, Gurpreetsingh Baljeetsingh Sachdev
  • Patent number: 10622022
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a method to process video data may include receiving an upload file; using the publication identifier, identifying a bumper video segment and retrieving the bumper video segment from a storage device; concatenating a video payload with the bumper video segment to create a concatenated video; using the publication identifier, identifying at least one third-party video service to which to publish the concatenated video; and/or transmitting the concatenated video, together with publication credentials, to the third-party video service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Lumanary Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Krejci, Lucas Parry
  • Patent number: 10614670
    Abstract: Some embodiments include a fantasy sports games or other type of gaming options. A gaming entity may establish a fund of money that is to be exposed to a gaming market in an attempt to win money from risking the fund of money. A gaming operator may use the pool or fund to create liquidity in a gaming market. Various gamers may enter into games with the gaming entity by by matching with various portions of the pool or fund.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Lee Amaitis, Jacob Loveless, Quinton Singleton, Paul Williams
  • Patent number: 10614476
    Abstract: The field of the invention relates to systems and methods for interfacing with a third party website. In one embodiment, a computer system is configured to directly interface with a website via a webpage to change certain numerical values through the use of digital codes. The digital codes are applied to a data entry interface on the webpage, and the responses are monitored and transmitted back to a server system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: HONEY SCIENCE LLC
    Inventors: Ryan David Hudson, George Ruan
  • Patent number: 10607281
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, an item characteristic is received, the item characteristic pertaining to an item being listed for sale, by a seller, via an ecommerce service. Then, a plurality of past transactions of items having the item characteristic are analyzed. Based on this analysis, a first set of one or more optimal listing configuration parameters are identified in accordance with a first set of listing criteria. Then, the first set of one or more identified optimal listing configuration parameters to the seller in a user interface that permits the seller to change one or more listing configuration parameters based on the presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Ben Kneen, Giridhar Kumaran, Arun Lakshminarayanan, Jeremy Engle, Gurudatta Horantur Shivaswamy, Lien Ekdahl
  • Patent number: 10607208
    Abstract: A system and related method for completing online transactions via mobile device includes a client-side e-commerce platform executing on the mobile device that identifies candidate items for purchase based on images related to an item desired by the user. Purchase information for items offered by participating vendors is retrieved by the platform via APIs of the vendor network. Purchase information for items offered by third-party vendors outside the network is retrieved by a middleware platform called by the client-side platform. The user may select items for purchase and complete the transaction via single click, whereby the middleware forwards payment details to the third-party vendors and retrieves pricing, inventory, and purchase information (as well as authorization codes and records of the completed transaction) from the third-party vendors. The client-side platform generates a single transaction and invoice whether the selected items are purchased from in-network or third-party vendors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: SLYCE CANADA INC.
    Inventors: Avital Yachin, Andrey Petrenko
  • Patent number: 10593155
    Abstract: An exemplary information-processing system includes at least a receiving unit (11) that receives a charge of electronic money usable in a predetermined payment system, a game control unit (12) that makes a game processing executable in response to the receipt of the charge by the receiving unit (11), and a balance control unit (15) that adds an amount of the charge received by the receiving unit (11) to a balance, without decreasing the balance in response to execution of the game processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Daisuke Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10587980
    Abstract: A method plays sound clips in binaural sound to users during an electronic communication between two or more users. A processor convolves the sound clips with HRTFs so the sound externally localize away from a head of the user listening to the sound clip. The sound clips play to users during the electronic communication without transmitting the sound clips to electronic devices of the users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Inventor: Philip Scott Lyren
  • Patent number: 10586264
    Abstract: Systems and methods for exchanging information about available items are provided. A method that can be performed at a server system includes: receiving media content relating to an available item from an electronic device of a listing user; receiving one or more keyword attributes that define attributes of the available item, the keyword attributes being generated by the listing user; and receiving location data identifying the location of the available item. The method stores the media content, keyword attributes, and the location data of the available item as an item record in an item database. Responsive to an accessing user accessing the server system using an electronic device, the method enables the accessing user to filter item records stored in the item database by the keyword attributes so as to view available items that match the keyword attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Dubizzle Middle East FZ-LLC
    Inventors: Tariq Zabian, Mohamed Imran, Alexander James Benjamin Hutley
  • Patent number: 10586222
    Abstract: Sever-based order persistence and/or fulfillment is described herein. Server(s) associated with a payment processing service may receive, from a first point-of-sale (POS) device located at a first physical location of a merchant, a record identifying an item that a customer intends to purchase from the merchant. The server(s) may change an inventory status of a data item corresponding to the item in an inventory data structure associated with an inventory of the merchant to indicate that the item is reserved for the customer. Subsequently, the server(s) may receive, from a second POS device remotely located from the first POS device, a request for the item and may determine that the inventory status of the data item indicates that the item is reserved for the customer. The server(s) may manage the inventory such to enable the merchant to determine how to fulfill the multiple requests from multiple disparately located customers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Square, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Woodyard, Brad Seiler, Roshan Jhunja, Noah Batterson
  • Patent number: 10588016
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to enabling access transaction systems to accept different communication protocols. In some embodiment, an access device receives, from a portable device, an indication that a transaction is to be performed by exchanging transaction information between the portable device and a remote computer, wherein the remote computer is configured to communicate using a first communication protocol. Next, the access device determines that the portable device is configured to communicate using a second communication protocol. The access device then converts communications between the portable device and the remote computer from the second communication protocol to the first communication protocol to assist the portable device and the remote computer in exchanging the transaction information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Yuexi Chen, Marc Kekicheff, Philippe Martin
  • Patent number: 10587617
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for device authentication are provided. In the method and apparatus, authentication data for a first device is received. The first device is then authenticated based at least in part on demonstrated access to authentication data prior to broadcast of the authentication data. One or more actions may be taken in response to the authentication of the first device based at least in part on the demonstrated access to the authentication data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Arron McClintock, Darren Ernest Canavor, George Nikolaos Stathakopoulos
  • Patent number: 10586231
    Abstract: A user may request receipts near a current location of the user or a desired location specified by the user. Once a location or address is determined or obtained, a service provider can access a database or other storage to search for receipts for the user within a certain distance from the current user location or desired location. This distance can vary based on results found or density of merchants in the area. The distance can be predetermined by the system or the user. All valid receipts within this distance can then be presented to the user on the user device, such as indications on a map, associated with merchant names and transaction details or summaries, and/or other formats and information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventor: Christopher Boncimino
  • Patent number: 10586269
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media providing shared online shopping lists and/or carts among users are disclosed. The method includes receiving a primary virtual shopping cart containing related items generated by a first user. A database entry for the primary shopping cart is created and correlated with a shopping cart identifier in response to a user request. The database entry includes one or more keywords associated with the first user of the primary virtual shopping cart. A query is received from a second user, and a list of primary virtual shopping carts is provided to the second user based on relevancy to the query. In response to a request by the second user, the contents of a selected primary virtual shopping cart is duplicated in a secondary virtual shopping cart associated with the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Vivek Kumar, Preetam Purbia, Vibhor Rastogi, Praveen Deverachetty, Dinesh Amarnath Rao Pise, Lalit Gandotra, Soumya Ranjan Mohanty
  • Patent number: 10580059
    Abstract: Methods and systems for webpage workflows with pooled payments are described. A user or a system may define a flow and individual transactions may be added to create a pooled transaction. The pooled transaction may be processed as one transaction. The pooled transaction may also be canceled or returned as one transaction. In certain embodiments, a transaction device and/or customer relationship management system may analyze the pooled transaction and provided suggestions to aid the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Rahul Nair, Eric Byungho Min
  • Patent number: 10579914
    Abstract: A system for translating receipt data output by a point of sale system of the present invention. The system includes a first electrical interface coupled to said point of sale system; an electronic encoder circuit coupled to said first interface, said encoder circuit being adapted to receive receipt and translate alpha-numeric receipt data into two-dimensional bar code data; and a second electrical interface between said encoder and an output device for displaying said two-dimensional bar code data on an electronic or physical medium. A digital embodiment includes an electronic circuit operationally coupled between the point of sale system and a device, such as a printer, adapted to output a purchase receipt. Memory fixed in a tangible medium is coupled to the electronic circuit and code is stored therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Inventors: Stephen S. Doss, James J. Leftwich, Gordon L. Fuller
  • Patent number: 10579980
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a method and an apparatus for displaying online transaction information. The method includes: displaying a first transaction information page on a terminal; sending first order information based on the first transaction information display page by a terminal to a server; sending first payment information by a server to the terminal in response to the first order information; and displaying a second transaction information display page including the first order information and the first payment information. The first order information is modifiable on the first and the second transaction information display page. The first payment information includes a plurality of payment platform identifiers from which a user can select to complete the online transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventors: Yiyong Yang, Chen Gong, Wenjing Zhang, Wenpeng Zhang, Jiawei Jiang, Guoguo Liu, Yaqin Guo, Leilei Li, Lin Huang, Fumin Zhou, Huashan Li, Zhiyong Lan, Jiangchao Wu, Jinming Zhang
  • Patent number: 10565637
    Abstract: A dynamic merchandising system creates for each of a plurality of products in a plurality of purchase orders a list of products purchased together. This information is then used to create ordered lists reflecting relationships between various product attributes, e.g., the relationships between different brand names purchased together, different product categories purchased together, different catalog pages of products purchased together, etc. From these ordered relationship lists information may be selected and presented to the customer for the purpose of directing the customer to additional purchasing opportunities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: W.W. Grainger, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffry A. Westphal, Thomas John Carroll
  • Patent number: 10565490
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for decoding secure tags using an authentication server and secure tag reader. The system can include at least one processor and at least one non-transitory memory. The memory can contain instructions that, when executed by the at least one processor, cause the secure tag reader to perform operations. The operations can include detecting a potential secure tag in an image and generating a normalized secure tag image using the image and a stylesheet. The operations can further include providing an identification request to an authentication server, the identification request including the normalized secure tag image. The operations can additionally include receiving rules for decoding tag data encoded into the secure tag as tag feature options and decoding the tag data using the received rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Laava ID Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Iain James McDonald, Patrick Rene Philippe Michel, Anthony Surtees, Morgan Lean
  • Patent number: 10558980
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products for an On-Line Transaction Processing (OLTP) system. Payment and merchant information is stored in a database record for each product in a set of products from multiple suppliers. In response to receiving a request to refund products in the set, the OLTP system may determine the merchant, a number of payments, and the amount of each payment for each product being refunded based on the payment and merchant information in the database record, and trigger payments between the supplier, seller, and buyer. In response to detecting an error, the OLTP system may store a status of the refund processing in the database record and queue the transaction for processing by a call center. In response to receiving a restart request, the OLTP system may retrieve the status data from the database record and restart processing of the refund based on the status data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: AMADEUS S.A.S.
    Inventors: Ahmed Taha Tribak Lyedri, Simon Cognet, Julien Hugol, Arnaud Schwartz, Pierre Cabeza
  • Patent number: 10546295
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, computer program products, devices and systems are described that carry out accepting at least one request for personal information from a party to a transaction; evaluating the transaction; and negotiating presentation of at least one persona to the party to the transaction at least partly based on an evaluation of the transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Marc E. Davis, Matthew G. Dyor, William Gates, Xuedong Huang, Roderick A. Hyde, Edward K. Y. Jung, Jordin T. Kare, Royce A. Levien, Richard T. Lord, Robert W. Lord, Qi Lu, Mark A. Malamud, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Satya Nadella, Daniel Reed, Harry Shum, Clarence T. Tegreene, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10546321
    Abstract: A system and/or method may be provided for providing a financing offer to the user based on a user's browsing session. An example method includes monitoring a browsing session of a user. The method also includes detecting, based on monitoring the browsing session, an action indicating that the user will purchase a product from a merchant during the browsing session. The method further includes providing, based on the action, the user with a user selectable option to accept a financing offer for the purchase of the product. The financing offer is associated with a lender and specifies a set of offer terms. The method also includes in response to a determination that the user has accepted the financing offer, debiting a lender account associated with the lender, crediting a merchant account associated with the merchant, and establishing an agreement of the financing offer between the user and lender.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventor: Rahul Nair
  • Patent number: 10528992
    Abstract: Described herein is a platform and method for enabling electronic devices to initiate device-related services automatically (e.g., without user interaction), which may be services related to a primary function of the electronic device. In some embodiments, this may involve receiving a number of details from the electronic device (which may include performance metrics), identifying one or more third-party entities capable of providing a service, identifying a format or structure (e.g., a template) associated with the one or more third-party entities, populating the identified format with the details from the electronic device, and obtaining the service from one of the third-party entities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventor: Robert Yost
  • Patent number: 10523681
    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: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Mykhaylo Bulgakov, Taurean Butler, William F. Carroll, II
  • Patent number: 10521892
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide systems, methods, and computer storage media directed at relighting a target image based on a lighting effect from a reference image. In one embodiment, a target image and a reference image are received, the reference image includes a lighting effect desired to be applied to the target image. A lighting transfer is performed using color data and geometrical data associated with the reference image and color data and geometrical data associated with the target image. The lighting transfer causes generation of a relit image that corresponds with the target image having a lighting effect of the reference image. The relit image is provided for display to a user via one or more output devices. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventors: Kalyan K. Sunkavalli, Sunil Hadap, Elya Shechtman, Zhixin Shu
  • Patent number: 10523531
    Abstract: Techniques, described herein, may enable a software defined network (SDN) to determine application program interfaces (APIs) for providing network services. For instance, when a customer submits a request to access media content (e.g., images, music, videos, etc.), the SDN may determine the APIs to enable the network service to be provided to the user with little or no operator involvement. In some implementations, the APIs may be derived by the network dynamically. In some implementations, the APIs may be derived from API records that are stored by the SDN. Additionally, when new APIs are derived for a network service, the APIs may be recorded in case the same request for network services is later received (e.g., from another customer) in which case the record may be promptly used to determine the appropriate APIs for the requested network service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: VERIZON DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Helmut Zuerner
  • Patent number: 10521836
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for facilitating purchases by one person for another person. A user can take advantage of one or more social networks to facilitate purchases by proxy shoppers for the user. For example, the user can designate what products can be purchased by a proxy shopper and what stores can be used by the proxy shopper to make the purchases. The products can be listed in a registry on the user's social network. When the proxy shopper is in a designated store, the proxy shopper can purchase a designated products for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: German Carlos Scipioni, Byong Mok Oh
  • Patent number: 10510047
    Abstract: A proxy email account management system configured to identify emails comprising receipt information and match the identified emails to respective transactions. The proxy email account management system may comprise a custodial email management system associated with a proxy email address. The custodial email management system may parse emails for receipt information and account-holder information, identify receipt information and account-holder information, determine if the emails correspond to a purchase made by an account-holder, and forward the email to a primary email address associated with the account-holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Abdelkader Benkreira, Michael Mossoba, Joshua Edwards
  • Patent number: 10504169
    Abstract: A computer system for creating a design for a photo product includes servers that can identify a blog page that includes an image, text, or designs, automatically incorporate at least one of the image, text, or the design object in the blog page into the design of a photo product, and allow a user to review the design of the photo product. The servers communicate with a printing finishing facility that makes a physical photo product according to the design of the photo product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Shutterfly, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Andrew Rozek, Jonathan Scott Delamater, Wiley H Wang, Craig Jorasch
  • Patent number: 10489395
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing functional extensions on a landing page of a creative. The method includes identifying, by a data processing system, a creative for serving on a computing device. The creative can be associated with a network address of a landing page. The method also includes generating, by the data processing system, an actionable object, such as a functional extension, to be rendered with content of the landing page and providing, by the data processing system, the actionable object to be rendered with the content of the landing page responsive to an action taken on the creative when served on the computing device. Examples of functional extensions include click-to-call extensions and directions extensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Manu Lakkur, Conrad Wai, Manzurur Rahman Khan, Shibani Sanan, Surojit Chatterjee, Paul Feng, Zachary Russell Bailey
  • Patent number: 10484415
    Abstract: Embodiments include methods and systems for detecting security risks in network pages, comprising providing at least one secure transaction page to a secure transaction provider, the secure transaction page enabling the secure transaction provider to request secure transactions, determining a request rate for the secure transaction page associated with the secure transaction provider, determining a predetermined threshold for a change in request rate for the secure transaction page by the secure transaction provider, determining that the predetermined threshold, for the change in request rate for the secure transaction page by the secure transaction provider, has been exceeded, and providing a notification to the secure transaction provider based on the determination that the predetermined threshold, for the change in request rate for the secure transaction page by the secure transaction provider, has been exceeded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Worldpay, LLC
    Inventor: Brant Peterson
  • Patent number: 10475087
    Abstract: A social networking system predicts a life event (e.g., birthday, change in marital status, relationship status, etc.) for a target user based on information associated with the user. The social networking system identifies gift suggestions to provide to one or more friends of the user based on the predicted event. A gift suggestion may include an invitation to purchase or send an item, voucher, or other gift to the target user, wherein the gift may be determined based on information about the target user's interests obtained by the social networking system. The social networking system sends a gift suggestion to one or more friends of the target user, where the gift suggestion identifies the predicted life event and provides the gift suggestion to the target user's friend. The advertisement may require action by multiple of the target user's friends before the gift is sent to the target user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Adams
  • Patent number: 10474702
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide, to a user, a representation of a debt capital structure of an enterprise that graphically identifies corporate relationships of companies within the enterprise, financial instruments issued by a company within the enterprise, and for a user-selected financial instrument, of a set of companies that are guarantors of financial obligations associated with the user-selected financial instrument, or for a user-selected company, a set of financial instruments the financial obligations of which are guaranteed by the user-selected company.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Street Diligence, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen G. Hazelton, Jarvis Sill, Derek Petillo
  • Patent number: 10467667
    Abstract: A method of authenticating genuine products in an online shopping platform, including the steps of receiving an online shopping order from a buyer through the online shopping platform, the order having information about a targeted product and a designated store; purchasing the targeted product at the designated store by a buying agent; putting a unique and non-replaceable identification item on the targeted product when the purchase transaction is completed; videotaping selection of the targeted product by the buying agent, the purchasing of the targeted product at the designated store, and putting the unique and non-replaceable identification item on the targeted product; and making the video captured accessible to the buyer of the targeted product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventor: Claire Xiao Yan Jing
  • Patent number: 10467592
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method may include determining whether a computing device accessing an online application marketplace is associated with a particular business entity registered with the online application marketplace. The method may further include identifying applications that were selected by a representative of the particular business entity to be identified to users whose devices are determined to be associated with the particular business entity. The method may still further include providing data for displaying the applications and a control for downloading executable code for at least one of the applications, receiving an indication that the control has been selected by the user to download the executable code for the applications, and providing the executable code for the at least one of the applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Wesley Pereira, Hong Zhang
  • Patent number: 10462508
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a method for recommending personal broadcasting contents, comprising analyzing personal broadcasting contents conducted by a personal broadcasting host and analyzing broadcasting characteristics of the personal broadcasting host, determining current user characteristics including at least user status and user preference; and searching for broadcasting characteristics of a personal broadcasting host that matches the current user characteristics and providing at least one recommended personal broadcasting channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Inventor: WooJu Jung
  • Patent number: 10445818
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for optimizing an order for a product for delivery. The method includes receiving an order for a product from a first requestor, the order identifying a delivery timeframe. The method also includes identifying an undelivered shipment of the product associated with an existing order of a second party. The method further includes transmitting a request to reroute the undelivered shipment of the product to the first requestor within the delivery timeframe. The method still further includes processing the order for the product. The processing includes arranging delivery of the product to the second party. Systems and apparatus are also disclosed to implement the disclosed methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Formula Labs, LLC
    Inventor: Manish Chowdhary
  • Patent number: 10445698
    Abstract: A system and method for computable contracts that includes a contract management system accessible by involved parties, managing a formation stage of a contract document by obtaining object components, assembling a contract object graph from the object components, and committing the contract object graph to post formation execution; and in an execution environment during a post-formation stage, executing the contract object graph where instances of execution include receiving a contract state update, and appending at least one update object component to the contract object graph in accordance with the contract state update. Variations of the system and method may apply peer-to-peer negotiation and execution, use a cryptographic directed acyclic contract object graph, and/or interface with distributed ledgers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Clause, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Geoffrey Lerato Hunn
  • Patent number: 10438274
    Abstract: An online shopping concierge service allows shoppers to purchase items on behalf of customers and checkout using a mobile application, circumventing traditional point-of-sale check-out systems. A customer places an order using a mobile application or website associated with the online shopping concierge service. The online shopping concierge service charges a payment instrument of the customer in the value of the selected items. The system transmits the order to a shopper, who receives an order for fulfillment on a mobile device. The shopper collects and scans items using a mobile application. The mobile application transmits an identification of the items for purchase and their total cost to the online shopping concierge service, which transmits payment to the retailer. Alternatively, the mobile application encodes an identification of the items for purchase into an encoded image, which is scanned by a cashier, allowing the shopper to complete an accelerated check-out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Maplebear, Inc.
    Inventors: Emmanuel Jean Yves Turlay, Elizabeth Ruth Barnum, Ashu Khaitan, Moses Yung Kyu Lee, Denise Hoi Shuen Leung, Arnaud Nicolas Ferreri, David Schwantes
  • Patent number: 10438272
    Abstract: A method for managing an electronic commerce (e-commerce) shopping cart may include, in a computing device comprising a touch screen, memory, and at least one processor, receiving a selection of one of a plurality of web pages associated with an e-commerce web site. The selected one of the plurality of web pages and an indication of the e-commerce shopping cart may be displayed on the touch screen. The indication of the e-commerce shopping cart may be integrated for display into each of the plurality of web pages. While displaying the selected one of the plurality of web pages and the indication of the e-commerce shopping cart, at least one gesture event associated with the e-commerce shopping cart may be detected. Access to the e-commerce shopping cart may be enabled upon detecting the at least one gesture event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: TRANSFORM SR BRANDS LLC
    Inventors: Andrea Sutton, Robert Hudson
  • Patent number: 10438161
    Abstract: A method selects, customizes, and sends gifts automatically to recipients based on sender preferences, gift data, and recipient data that are pre-entered. Examples of gifts that can be sent include greeting cards, postcards, floral arrangements, and candy. The method allows for a user/sender to enter preferences. Matching gifts are selected, customized, and then are sent. Senders no longer have to travel to gift-card stores to buy gift-cards. In addition, senders do not need to remember dates and send gifts with sufficient lead time. The system sends the gift on time and chooses gifts that match the sender's/user's tastes and preferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventor: Glenn R. Cutler
  • Patent number: 10430808
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer readable medium stores a program causing a computer to execute a process including calculating a value indicating a complementarity and a value indicating a substitutability, the values each being calculated as information indicating a relationship between multiple items on a basis of browsing history information and purchase history information of the items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Sato, Hidetaka Izumo, Takashi Sonoda