Item Location Patents (Class 705/26.9)
  • Patent number: 10438251
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosed innovations provide systems and methods for automatically locating and retrieving digital supplemental materials and counterparts of rendered documents. These systems and methods are especially useful when the provider or copyright holder of the digital document charges a fee for access to the digital materials. Some embodiments solve the technical problem of allowing a user to access restricted digital content associated with a rendered document via a search string captured from the rendered document. Some embodiments further provide automatic intermediation to gain access to protected digital materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Martin T. King, Dale L. Grover, Clifford A. Kushler, James Q. Stafford-Fraser
  • Patent number: 10366402
    Abstract: Systems and methods for on demand local commerce are described. One example embodiment includes a device gathering location information and product interest associated with clients and client devices. The system may use location information in determining that the first plurality of client devices are within a first geographic area during a first time period, and may further use the interest information in calculating an interest level for a first product. A threshold may be identified and used in determining that the interest level for the first product exceeds the threshold. When the calculated interest level exceeds the threshold, a local commerce action is initiated. In various embodiments, the local commerce action may be a live on demand auction at a particular location, an offer associated with a geofenced area, a sales location recommendation to a merchant, or any other such local commerce action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Neelakantan Sundaresan
  • Patent number: 10360608
    Abstract: A transaction arbiter system and method is disclosed which incorporates a merchant function database under control of a transaction arbiter that permits merchants to interact in an automated way with bids generated by other merchants. Rather than utilizing fixed price schedules as taught by the prior art, the present invention permits each merchant to define a set of functions which describe how the merchant will respond to a customer request-for-quote for a given product or service. These merchant functions interact with both the customer request-for-quote and the results of other merchant functions to generate a dynamic real-time bidding system which integrates competition among merchant bidders to achieve an optimal consumer price for a given product or service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventor: Jorge Maass
  • Patent number: 10362439
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, at a server from a mobile communication device proximate to a retail store display, identification information for the retail store display. The method includes, responsive to receipt of the identification information, sending, from the server to the retail store display, first display data for a first display to be sent to a first display device of the retail store display. The first display identifies an item and includes first information associated with the item. The item is located proximate to the retail store display. The method also includes, responsive to receipt of the identification information, sending, from the server to the mobile communication device, second display data for a second display to be sent to a second display device of the mobile communication device. The second display identifies the item and includes second information associated with the item. The second information is different than the first information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Frank Kao
  • Patent number: 10290003
    Abstract: Systems and methods for secure mobile transactions are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Ayman Hammad, Scott Ouellette, Michael Naggar
  • Patent number: 10229386
    Abstract: An inventory management system includes at least one hardware processor and an inventory management engine executing on the at least one hardware processor. The inventory management engine is configured to receive, from a mobile computing device of a consumer, product information associated with an article offered for sale in a retail establishment of a merchant, a product tag is attached to the article and includes a tag ID, the tag ID being a unique identifier assigned to the product tag. The inventory management engine also receives the tag ID from the mobile computing device, generates an online listing for the article in an online marketplace, the online listing including the product information, associates the tag ID with the online listing, determines that the merchant is associated with the article, and places the online listing for sale in the online marketplace on behalf of the merchant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Evan Patrick Thomas
  • Patent number: 10225616
    Abstract: The invention provides systems and methods for manipulation of digital video content in a networked community of users. In a networked environment in a community of users, the invention provides for a product, for trade or buy, to be displayed in video form—with the video created by a user of the disclosed T-BOSSES platform. In particular, the systems and methods of the invention provide an optimized platform to engage a user who has an “item offering” as depicted in a video created by the user—with a second user interested in “item acquisition.” The system leverages the power of video in a novel manner. Additionally, the system effectively coordinates interested users in a beneficial and efficient manner. Further, the system leverages the power of social media. The technology of the system provides a variety of other advantages and features, as are described in detail herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Jammal Brown
  • Patent number: 10223730
    Abstract: The E-WALLET STORE INJECTION SEARCH APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS (“SIS”) transform aggregated automated shopping lists and user location data using SIS components into automated shopping item availability messages and merchant location navigation responses. In some implementations, the disclosure provides a processor-implemented method of providing an automated store injection search service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: VISA INTERNATIONAL SERVICE ASSOCIATION
    Inventors: Vishwanath Shastry, Marc Blum, Ayman Hammad, Edward Katzin, Thomas Purves, Julian Hua
  • Patent number: 10217133
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a merchant-customer engagement system include a physical merchant location in which a customer may be tracked to determine products within the physical merchant location that the customer is interested in. A merchant may use a wearable merchant device that is configured to identify the customer via a camera that captures an image of the customer, and that image may be used to retrieve customer account information for that customer. Using the customer account information and the products that the customer is showing interest in, the wearable merchant device may be used to display merchant-customer engagement information next to a view of the customer to allow the merchant to help the customer while utilizing a variety of displayed information about the customer including, for example, past purchases, products browsed in-store and previously browsed online, time spent in an area of the physical merchant location, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventor: Scott Ellison
  • Patent number: 10176749
    Abstract: An electronic book is disclosed in which a spine housing system electronics supports one or more display panels, each display panel being configured with a transparent layer such as E-ink, and a light-emitting layer, such as an organic light-emitting diode layer. In embodiments of the invention, the layers may be stacked and fitted to a substrate. In further embodiments, multiple display panels may be joined to the spine to provide the appearance of a traditional book or notebook. A microprocessor in the spine may control the display panels and receive user input to alternately activate the layers in a display panel. A pen may be provided for interacting with the device and activating specific layers within a display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventor: John Anthony Ades
  • Patent number: 10089663
    Abstract: An e-commerce system and method for presenting product information to a viewer, where a video feed and product information associated with a product that relates to the content in the video feed can be displayed or presented to the viewer on one or more remote display devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: HSNi, LLC
    Inventors: John McDevitt, Sean Bunner, Gerard Johnson
  • Patent number: 10043206
    Abstract: A system according to an embodiment comprises one or more processors; and one or more memories adapted to store a plurality of machine-readable instructions which when executed by the processor(s) are adapted to cause the system to: receive, from a user device of a user, user input search information in connection with one or more desired items of interest to the user; determine one or more service providers or entities offering the one or more desired items based on a location of the user device; and generate comparative data for the one or more service providers or entities that provide the desired item(s) based on historical data of the one or more service providers or entities and the received user input search information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Kamal Zamer, Lucy Ma Zhao, Jayasree Mekala, Satish V. Kumar, Praveen Nuthulapati, Joseph Vernon Paulson, Krishna Sai Pendela Bala Venkata
  • Patent number: 10019745
    Abstract: A transaction arbiter system and method is disclosed which incorporates a merchant function database under control of a transaction arbiter that permits merchants to interact in an automated way with bids generated by other merchants. Rather than utilizing fixed price schedules as taught by the prior art, the present invention permits each merchant to define a set of functions which describe how the merchant will respond to a customer request-for-quote for a given product or service. These merchant functions interact with both the customer request-for-quote and the results of other merchant functions to generate a dynamic real-time bidding system which integrates competition among merchant bidders to achieve an optimal consumer price for a given product or service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Inventor: Jorge Arturo Maass
  • Patent number: 10006985
    Abstract: A mobile device and a method for determining a place according to geolocation information is disclosed. In one aspect, the method includes triggering an action in obtaining a first set of information related to the user, and, according to the current geographical location, a second set of places. The method may also include, for each place of the second set, determining a combined probability distribution that the user is currently located in said place, according to the first set of information, a first probability distributions based on a set of parameters related to global user habits, a second probability distributions based on a set of parameters related to user habits, and a third probability distributions based on a set of parameters related to local user habits. The method may further include triggering at least one action according to the combined probability distributions of the places of the second set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: SNIPS
    Inventors: Joseph Dureau, Colas Kerkhove
  • Patent number: 9973894
    Abstract: A prompting method includes: sending, by a server, a navigation map requested to be outputted to a user device when receiving a map output request of the user device, the navigation map being outputted by the user device, wherein the navigation map is pre-generated according to an article position of an article in a place; acquiring article identification information of a pre-searching article; acquiring an article position of the pre-searching article in the place; acquiring a device position of the user device in the place; and generating a navigation prompt message according to a distance between the device position and an article position of each pre-searching commodity, and triggering the user device to output the navigation prompt message in the navigation map, the navigation prompt message being used for prompting the article position of each pre-searching article and a distance to the device position to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: SHANG HAI SHI TOU ZI GUAN LI YOU XIAN GONG SI
    Inventors: ZhongGuang Pan, YanMei Teng
  • Patent number: 9947034
    Abstract: An e-commerce system and method for presenting product information to a viewer, where a video feed and product information associated with a product that relates to the content in the video feed can be displayed or presented to the viewer on one or more remote display devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: HSNi, LLC
    Inventors: John McDevitt, Sean Bunner, Gerard Johnson
  • Patent number: 9906634
    Abstract: A portable device can transmit information through one of a mobile phone network and an Internet, wherein the portable device includes a text-based communication module to allow a user may synchronously transmit or receive data through a local area network, wherein the data is text, audio, video or the combination thereof. The text-based communication module of the portable device includes a text-to-speech recognition module used to convert a text data for outputting the text data by vocal, and a read determination module for determining read target terminals and unread target terminals when a user of the portable phone device activates the read determination module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Inventors: Chi Wen Liu, Ching Yu Chang, Kuo Ching Chiang
  • Patent number: 9804748
    Abstract: Systems and methods for presenting information in response to a user interaction with a geographic image at a point of query in a geographic information system are provided. A user can request information at point of query in the geographic image. Responsive to the user request, the geographic information system can search for and obtain information associated with the request. As part of the logic used to return information responsive to a request at a point of query, a zone of influence can be defined for one or more features depicted in the image. The zone of influence can be defined by a pixel threshold in a pixel space associated with the geographic image. The pixel threshold can be constant across a plurality of zoom levels of the geographic image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Kirk Johnson, Yan Mayster, Georgi Tsankov
  • Patent number: 9802496
    Abstract: A charging system includes: first stations configured to determine whether to transmit charger detection signals based on a preset charging mode and a state of charge of a battery included in a vehicle; and second stations configured to receive the charger detection signals or to transmit beacon signals to the transmitter based on the state of charge of the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Zeung Il Kim, Jae Yong Seong, Do Hoon Kim
  • Patent number: 9799060
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosed innovations provide systems and methods for automatically locating and retrieving digital supplemental materials and counterparts of rendered documents. These systems and methods are especially useful when the provider or copyright holder of the digital document charges a fee for access to the digital materials. Some embodiments solve the technical problem of allowing a user to access restricted digital content associated with a rendered document via a search string captured from the rendered document. Some embodiments further provide automatic intermediation to gain access to protected digital materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Martin T. King, Dale L. Grover, Clifford A. Kushler, James Q. Stafford-Fraser
  • Patent number: 9747384
    Abstract: A social media and social network system matches and personalizes websites and communication to specific users using profile, location, GPS, mobile device, and ecommerce data. Websites may behave in a personalized manner for each individual user and deliver matched content. A user behavior model enables history and decision processes to be stored for future predictive behavior models, algorithms, advertisements, and analysis. A server may enable mathematical and behavioral modeling of one or more social network users as individuals, groups or in the aggregate to establish one or more personalized states for the social network, website, webpage, or subset webpage. Social network data may match a user with search engine results, products, brand products, vendors, users, and services desired by a user on a social network, website, or ecommerce site. Users receive more targeted information. Personalized marketing and ecommerce by a vendor is enabled and unsolicited e-mail and advertisements are minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Inventors: Sunil K. Rao, Raman K. Rao
  • Patent number: 9626798
    Abstract: A method includes receiving video data and identifying a second object in at least one video frame of the video data. The method also includes determining whether to replace the second object in the at least one video frame with a first object based on at least one object matching rule. In response to determining that the second object is to be replaced with the first object, the method includes manipulating the three-dimensional model of the first object to generate a representation of the first object that matches at least one visual property of the second object and replacing the second object with the representation of the first object in the at least one video frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Eric Zavesky
  • Patent number: 9619578
    Abstract: A method comprises providing an interface permitting a first user to control activation of a mobile information channel through which the first user can share access to content with a plurality of additional users, activating the mobile information channel responsive to input received from the first user via the interface, inserting content provided by the first user into the mobile information channel, receiving additional content relating to the mobile information channel from one or more of said additional users via one or more respective mobile devices associated with at least one wireless network, inserting at least a portion of the additional content into the mobile information channel, and integrating into the mobile information channel information associated with at least one wireless networking functionality of said at least one wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Engagelogic Corporation
    Inventors: David Walker Harper, Jason James Sabella, William Henry Munch
  • Patent number: 9511601
    Abstract: A method of marking an egg is disclosed and comprises applying radiant energy to the shell of an egg so as to cause discoloration of the eggshell, thereby forming a marking comprising at least a traceability code and a freshness date. Apparatus is also disclosed for applying markings on eggs being processed by an egg-handling machine that is designed and configured to transport a plurality of eggs therethrough, wherein the apparatus comprises a radiant energy source located in proximity to the egg-handling machine, the radiant energy source being configured to apply radiant energy to the eggs as the eggs are transported past the radiant energy source to selectively discolor the shell of the eggs and form markings on the shell, including a freshness date and a traceability code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: TEN Media, LLC
    Inventor: Bradley E. Parker
  • Patent number: 9436928
    Abstract: A system and machine-implemented method for providing a user profile associated with a first user for display including a stream area displaying one or more belonging-related posts including a user link to a user associated with the post and a belonging link to a belonging associated with the post, receiving an indication of a user selection of the user link associated with a post, providing a contact profile of a user associated with the post for display upon receiving the indication of the user selection of the user link, receiving an indication of a user selection of the belonging link to the belonging associated with a post and providing a belonging profile of the belonging associated with the post for display upon receiving the indication of the user selection of the belonging link by the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Zaheed Md Shahjahan Sabur
  • Patent number: 9420349
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention are related to systems, methods and apparatus for selecting an action when known content is detected in a media stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Ensequence, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Todd Harper, Larry Alan Westerman, Mark-Andrew Ray Tait
  • Patent number: 9395199
    Abstract: Enabling dynamic routing or mapping information, or combinations thereof, based on one or more user specified tasks may include determining one or more locations where one or more user specified tasks can be accomplished and dynamically determining at least one of routing and mapping information from current location of a user to said one or more locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tawanna R. Dillahunt, Peter K. Malkin
  • Patent number: 9395198
    Abstract: Enabling dynamic routing or mapping information, or combinations thereof, based on one or more user specified tasks may include determining one or more locations where one or more user specified tasks can be accomplished and dynamically determining at least one of routing and mapping information from current location of a user to said one or more locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tawanna R. Dillahunt, Peter K. Malkin
  • Patent number: 9361653
    Abstract: Methods, systems, apparatus, and computer programs encoded on computer storage medium, for integrating business data and social data in execution of a business process, implementations including actions of receiving user input, the user input being associated with a task of the business process and being received during interaction with an application, determining that a social query is triggered, querying business data based on a business query, the business query being generated based on the user input, querying social networking data based on the social query, the social query being generated at least partially based on the user input, receiving business data in response to the business query, receiving social data in response to the social query, and providing at least a portion of the business data and at least a portion of the social data for display to a user that provided the user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Guy Bank, Maxim Drabkin, Uri Nizan
  • Patent number: 9338057
    Abstract: Examples are disclosed for searching data associated with devices in a heterogeneous data center. In some examples, data may be gathered for a database. The data may be associated with a heterogeneous data center having devices from multiple vendors. The database may be indexed to link data for a given device to an attribute, association or usage context for the given device. Responsive to a search request, data for a given device from among the devices in the heterogeneous data center may be provided based on a comparison of the search request to the indexed database. Other examples are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: NETAPP, INC.
    Inventors: Sandeep Jangra, Ran Gilboa, Ophir Horn
  • Patent number: 9324066
    Abstract: An approach is provided for virtual credit card services. A request for a limited use transactional account number representing a virtual credit card is generated at a mobile device. The limited use transactional account number is received in response to the request. A point of sale interface is configured with the limited use transactional account number for presentation at a point of sale terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Steven T. Archer, Robert A. Clavenna, Kristopher A. Pate, Paul Hubner
  • Patent number: 9269125
    Abstract: Briefly, the disclosure describes embodiments of methods or apparatuses for visualizing regions characterized by a set of labeled measurements at a variety of scale levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Bart Thomee, Adam Rae
  • Patent number: 9141641
    Abstract: According to an example embodiment, a method may include accessing, by at least one processor from at least one non-transitory computer-readable memory device, a map and a hierarchy of places included in the map. The method may also include accessing, by the at least one processor from the at least one non-transitory computer-readable memory device, quantitative information associated with places in the hierarchy. The method may also include receiving a scaling input from a user. The method may also include determining, by the at least one processor, a level in the hierarchy at which to aggregate the quantitative information, based on the scaling input. The method may also include aggregating, by the at least one processor, the quantitative information for a plurality of the places at the determined level, the aggregating including independently aggregating the quantitative information associated with places below at least two of the plurality of places at the determined level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Nadine Gaertner, Holger Zendler, Benjamin Spieler
  • Patent number: 9127962
    Abstract: A method of configuring a personalized geographical area for a user. An electronic system for providing a geographical-based service (e.g., a business directory, mapping, consumer opinions) obtains information regarding locations that can be associated with the user. Such locations may include his home address, the zip code in which he works, a business district he provides or reviews consumer opinions for, an address of an establishment for which he requests a map, etc. Using the various locations associated with the user, a personalized geographical area is configured for the user, to act as his default area when reviewing consumer opinions, requesting business locations and/or other purposes. His personalized area may change over time as the system obtains newer information regarding his activities. The personalized area may be of any size and shape, particularly non-circular, as it may be derived based on travel distances over terrain (i.e., instead of straight-line distance).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: INTUIT INC.
    Inventors: Jay Schirmacher, David Madurzak, Todd Frey Goodyear, Christopher David Nesladek
  • Patent number: 9092811
    Abstract: A system and computer program product for guideline-based food purchase management include generating a personalized set of nutrition guidelines for a user, generating a user profile for the user, wherein the user profile comprises health information and nutrition preferences, and using the personalized set of nutrition guidelines and the user profile to generate a guideline-based shopping list for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kun Bai, Ming Li, Leslie S. Liu, Fan Ye, Liangzhao Zeng, Xinxin Zhu
  • Patent number: 9092812
    Abstract: A method and a system that automatically searches an application store corresponding to the Internet Protocol (IP) address of a connected Access Point (AP) for applications and content with a smart mobile device (mobile terminal) by which a user can download the desired applications and that notifies a user of the results of the search, thus allowing the user to install the applications without requiring a separate search operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: KT Corporation
    Inventors: Jee Eun Kim, Hye Jung Kim, Chae Eun Oh
  • Patent number: 9043230
    Abstract: A method that improves and enhances the customer's in-store shopping experience. The consumer product of purchase interest or intent to buy expresses (or self-announces via technology) it's match (or fit based on known or understood buying habits, customer taste, tendencies, etc) against the customer preferences during an in-store shopping experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Siddique M. Adoni, Scott Duby, Robyn R. Schwartz, Dhandapani Shanmugam
  • Publication number: 20150134488
    Abstract: A system and method of an intelligent shopping infrastructure is provided. A data storage of current inventory from a plurality of merchants is maintained. User preferences that indicate an item affinity of a user are retrieved. Furthermore, a location of the user is detected. Using the detected location, available inventory, and item affinity, an available item from the current inventory of a merchant located within a predetermined distance to the location of the user that match the item affinity of the user is identified. The available item is presented on a user interface of a client device of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Matthew Bret MacLaurin, James Ross Skorupski, Healey Cypher, Flynn Joffray, Hsin-Yi Chien
  • Patent number: 9031868
    Abstract: A system and methods using applications for payment of goods and/or services based on verifying whether geographic information received from an electronic device with the app corresponds with geographic information from a registered location. A processing center executes a default action when the geographic information so corresponds, and in one embodiment, the default action is to complete the transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Locomobi, Inc.
    Inventor: Carl T Muirbrook
  • Publication number: 20150127484
    Abstract: Methods, systems, computer-readable media, and apparatuses for receiving and processing location information requests are presented. In some embodiments, a decision engine may aggregate location service information and transaction center status information. The location service information may identify one or more services that are available at each of a plurality of enterprise locations, and the transaction center status information may identify a current status of one or more transaction centers at each of the plurality of enterprise locations. Subsequently, the decision engine may receive, from a user device, a data request for a location to perform a defined service, and the data request may include location information for the user device at the time of the data request. In response to receiving the data request, the decision engine may provide one or more options to the user device based on the location service information and the transaction center status information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Tyler R. Johnson, James David Freedman, Nathan Dent
  • Publication number: 20150120498
    Abstract: A method for assisting in locating the occurrence of at least one desired item in a storage location includes steps performed by a mobile device that has an image capturing device. The steps include capturing at least one image or video sequence or live video feed representing said storage location via the image capturing device; recognizing any occurrence of the desired item within the captured image or video sequence or live video feed; presenting information related to the location of the desired item; and, in the event that the desired item is not captured by the image capturing device, providing a notification of at least one alternative item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: SCA Hygience Products AB
    Inventors: Joshua Carney, Henrik Carlén, Kent Hermansson
  • Patent number: 9020842
    Abstract: The present invention provides a computer system and method for facilitating a transaction between a buyer and a seller. The seller is one of multiple available providers of a product and/or service. Initially, the buyer sends out an order, and the order is automatically verified. A seller is then determined based on at least one desirable characteristic of that particular seller. Then, the order is automatically translated into a format understandable by the desired seller. The order is communicated to the desired seller and the status of the order is later communicated to the buyer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: 2Point B, LLC
    Inventors: Josh Komenda, Jeremy Schrage
  • Patent number: 9013318
    Abstract: An electronic shelf label system is provided. There is provided a method in which an electronic shelf label periodically transmits its remaining battery capacity to a server in a electronic shelf label system according to the present invention, and the server converts the battery level into a remaining battery life (time) and provides the same, so that a manager can check the remaining battery life in a management mode of the server and a terminal, and easily manage an electronic shelf label using a battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: LG Innotek Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji Hye Kim, Yong Taek Oh
  • Patent number: 9015069
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to electronic order processing of items in an electronic commerce environment. A geographic boundary associated with a physical location of a retail entity can be implemented using, for example, a geo-fence. An order for an item from the retail location can be received by a customer and a notification prioritizing processing of the order can be generated based on a location of the user relative to the geographic boundary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
    Inventors: Travis Brantley, Bryan Finster, Ben Rowse, Khem Chander, Anthony G. Wind
  • Publication number: 20150106230
    Abstract: A method and a system are disclosed for generating a recommendation of a retail location on a network-based system. For example, a system may obtain a retail location definition associated with a geographic location. The geographic location may represent the retail location. The system then builds a scan event model from product scan messages received from a plurality of scanning devices located within the geographic location. The scan event model may include one or more scan events each being associated with a product definition and the retail location definition. Next, a recommendation query from the search device is received by the system. The recommendation query may include a product identifier and a query location. The system may generate a recommendation of the retail location based on determining that the product identifier and the query location match the one or more scan events of the scan event model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Nate L. Lyman
  • Publication number: 20150106229
    Abstract: A system and method for a local buyer and seller connection platform are described. An item listed by a seller of an online marketplace is compared with a list of desired items identified by a buyer. A determination of whether a geographic location of the seller is within a buyer geofence and whether a geographic location of the buyer is within a seller geofence is performed. The buyer is provided with an option to purchase the item and pick up the item from the seller when the item listed by the seller matches a desired item identified by the buyer and when the geographic location of the seller is within the buyer geofence and the geographic location of the buyer is within the seller geofence. Geographic boundary parameters for the seller geofence and the buyer geofence are stored in a storage device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Nate Lyman
  • Patent number: 8996417
    Abstract: A financial management system and a user mobile computing system are provided and geo-location data indicating the position of the user mobile computing system is monitored. One or more cash transaction triggers are defined which are used to indicate that a possible cash transaction is taking place, or has taken place, involving the user. When a cash transaction trigger is detected, the geo-location of the user mobile computing system at the time of the cash transaction trigger detection is automatically recorded and used to identify/determine a business associated with, or closest to, the geo-location. A potential cash transaction entry is then automatically generated including description and/or categorization data for the potential cash transaction entry selected/determined based, at least in part, on the identified/determined business.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventor: Girish Mallenahally Channakeshava
  • Publication number: 20150073936
    Abstract: Computer program products, methods, systems, apparatus, and computing entities are provided for transacting e-commerce. In one embodiment, item information is stored for a plurality of items available for purchase from respective sellers. The item information that is displayed for each item can depend on the delivery zone of the customer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: ERIK E. PETERSON, NAGESH KADABA
  • Publication number: 20150066693
    Abstract: In accordance with one or more embodiments of the present disclosure, a method for facilitating financial transactions over a network includes communicating with a user via a first mobile communication device over the network, obtaining a geo-location of the first mobile communication device, communicating with a merchant via a second mobile communication device over the network, obtaining a radius of coverage for the second mobile communication device, determining whether the geo-location of the first mobile communication device is within the radius of coverage of the second mobile communication device, and providing a listing to the first mobile communication device of one or more items for sale by the merchant when the first mobile communication device is within the radius of coverage of the second mobile communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Amol Patel, Suraj Satheesan Menon
  • Publication number: 20150066692
    Abstract: In accordance with one or more embodiments of the present disclosure, a method for facilitating financial transactions over a network includes communicating with a user via a first mobile communication device over the network, obtaining a geo-location of the first mobile communication device, communicating with a merchant via a second mobile communication device over the network, obtaining a radius of coverage for the second mobile communication device, determining whether the geo-location of the first mobile communication device is within the radius of coverage of the second mobile communication device, and providing a listing to the first mobile communication device of one or more items for sale by the merchant when the first mobile communication device is within the radius of coverage of the second mobile communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Amol Patel, Suraj Satheesan Menon