Inventory Management Patents (Class 705/28)
  • Patent number: 10997115
    Abstract: Systems and methods of propagating data within an integrated circuit includes: identifying a coarse data propagation path for distinct subsets of data of an input dataset that includes: setting inter-core data movements for the distinct subsets of data, the inter-core data movements defining a predetermined propagation of a given subset of data between two or more of a plurality of cores of an integrated circuit array of the integrated circuit; identifying a granular data propagation path for each distinct subset of data that includes: setting intra-core data movements for each distinct subset of data, the intra-core data movements defining a predetermined propagation of the given subset of data within one or more of the plurality of cores of the integrated circuit array of the integrated circuit; enabling a flow of the input dataset within the integrated circuit based on the coarse data propagation path and the granular propagation path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: quadric.io, Inc.
    Inventors: Nigel Drego, Aman Sikka, Ananth Durbha, Mrinalini Ravichandran, Robert Daniel Firu, Veerbhan Kheterpal
  • Patent number: 10997552
    Abstract: Scans of a selected product on shelves of a retail store are obtained and the scans are transmitted over a network via a transceiver circuit. A perpetual inventory (PI) value is stored for a selected product in a database. A data structure includes a first category and first actions programmatically linked to the first category. The first actions include instructing an autonomous vehicle to find the selected product, instructing an employee to find the selected product, and adjusting the PI value of the selected product. When the selected product is out-of-stock and when the PI value is greater than a predetermined threshold, one or more of the first actions associated with the first category are performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Greg A. Bryan, Cristy C. Brooks, David B. Brightwell, Benjamin D. Enssle, Matthew A. Jones
  • Patent number: 10990977
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for enabling transaction reversal processes without utilizing sensitive information. Instead of being identified by sensitive information, the transaction associated with a reversal can be identified by a transaction identifier that is generated by a resource provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventor: James Dimmick
  • Patent number: 10990369
    Abstract: A selection is received of a copy of an application backed up from a first FaaS environment for deployment into a second FaaS environment. An application manifest used to backup the application is accessed. The manifest specifies application functions, backend services, and application function mappings. An application function interacts with a backend service in executing the application. An application function mapping includes a condition under which the application function is invoked. The copy of the application is restored into the second FaaS environment. A condition specified in the restored version of the application function mapping is changed. Based on the changed condition, the restored version of the application function is invoked when the restored version of the backend service performs an operation, and the application function of the application corresponding to the restored version of the application function is not invoked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Assaf Natanzon, Amit Lieberman
  • Patent number: 10991013
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for determining a context of a client device and selecting media content items to present at the client device based on their compatibility with the context. The context is based at least on the co-presentation rules associated with the content previously presented at the client device. Available media content items, such as invitational content items are evaluated with respect to the context, and presented according to their compatibility with at least a present context at the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: David T. Wilson, Thomas Alsina
  • Patent number: 10992982
    Abstract: A sales administration system that manages online sales via overlays on a video stream. Customers can comment on or respond to the video stream, and may order products using simple phrases such as “Sold”. The system can stream video with overlays to multiple clients simultaneously, including websites and mobile apps. Comments from all clients are received, aggregated, processed for orders, and displayed to the sales administrator. The system is coupled to a merchant's operational data, providing immediate visibility to changes in inventory and orders. Video overlays may be updated automatically by the system as this operational data changes, for example highlighting products with low stock. The system may analyze customer comments and orders both during the video stream and after the sales session is complete, and may generate recommendations to improve sales effectiveness. For backorders, customers may preauthorize charges to be at the front of the queue for shipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: CommentSold, Inc.
    Inventor: Brandon Kruse
  • Patent number: 10990554
    Abstract: A system is disclosed. The system may include a Solid State Drive (SSD) and a co-processor. The SSD may include storage for data, storage for a unique SSD identifier (ID), and storage for a unique co-processor ID. The co-processor include storage for the unique SSD ID, and storage for the unique co-processor ID. A hardware interface may permit communication between the SSD and the co-processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventors: Oscar P. Pinto, Ramdas P. Kachare
  • Patent number: 10984466
    Abstract: A user terminal device includes a display, a sensor, and a controller configured to control the display to display a screen comprising information on a product, and, based on a user input for defining a closed area by drawing a curve around the information on the product being sensed through the sensor, obtain price information of the product from at least one object included in the defined closed area, and add the obtained price information to a wish list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eun-young Lim, Hyun-young Kim, Yeon-hee Roh, Joo-kyung Woo, Young-shil Jang
  • Patent number: 10986054
    Abstract: The disclosed techniques enable selective forwarding and blocking of text messages directed to an alias phone number based on a whitelist, as well as email alerts triggered by text messages from unauthorized originating numbers. More generally, the disclosed techniques enable an enterprise system to store contact phone numbers (i.e., alias phone numbers) for users while avoiding storing and managing personal phone numbers for the user. For example, the enterprise system may forward personal phone numbers to an aliasing server configured to generate alias phone numbers based on the personal phone number. The aliasing server may operate as a “middle man” that receives text messages directed to the alias phone number and that forwards the text messages to the personal phone number when appropriate. The enterprise system may store and maintain the alias phone numbers in lieu of the personal phone numbers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: JOINESTY, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Jeffrey Yoskowitz, Stephen Michael Yoskowitz, Elder Donizetti Dos Santos, José Carlos De Souza Bueno, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10986157
    Abstract: Embodiments of the components and processes for recording selected Web site data described herein adhere to long-term stability guidelines so as to improve maintainability and viability over time. Additionally, the data recording components can be placed within a software architecture to minimize the number of redundant data recording components. Furthermore, the data recording components can be tailored to specific data recording purposes. Additionally, the data recording components can be designed to take into account system performance issues and minimally impact system performance. Furthermore, the data recording components can be tailored to gather specific data useful for various analytical processes. Additionally, embodiments of the data recording components are relatively easy to implement and able to handle idiosyncrasies and changes of various Web sites in which they are placed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Versata Development Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Elizabeth M. Schwartz, Daniel P. Karipides
  • Patent number: 10977611
    Abstract: Methods and systems for inventory management are disclosed. In one aspect, a method includes receiving, from a first device, product information associated with an article, receiving, from the first device, location information of the first device; identifying a merchant based on the location information, generating an online listing for the article in an online marketplace of the identified merchant, the online listing including the product information; and making the online listing accessible to a plurality of consumers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Evan Patrick Thomas
  • Patent number: 10977612
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system for tracking items in a supply chain. The system may comprise a memory storing instructions and at least one processor configured to execute instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Coupang, Corp.
    Inventor: Byung Suk Yang
  • Patent number: 10976191
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (300) comprising a flat element (302) made of a plastic material for arranging on a shelf surface (304) of a shelf element (306) for a goods rack (308) and comprising at least one signaling device (309) for signaling a weight load on at least one region of the flat element (302) caused by at least one good (305) arranged on the flat element. The invention further relates to a system (10) and to a goods presentation system (66) having such a device (300).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: REHAU AG + CO.
    Inventors: Christian Bühlmeyer, Stefan Eibl, Jörg Goldstein, Peter Michels, Ansgar Niehoff, Santiago Pardos, Steven Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10977243
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to methods and systems for the timely processing of records exchanged between service provider systems and responsible entity systems by a records management and processing system. More specifically, the records management and processing system can maintain a set of rules defining conditions for processing records and associated actions to affect that processing upon satisfaction of or failure to satisfy the conditions of that rule. Updates to some or all of these records can be received from a data update service. The records management and processing system can apply the rules to the records and assign tags to the records based on the received update information and the conditions defined in the applied rules. The records management and processing system can then process the updated records according to workflows for processing the updated records based on the assigned tags and applied rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Ensemble RCM, LLC
    Inventors: Pieter Scheuten, Steven Paul Miller, Benjamin Blue Braunheim, Timothy Conn
  • Patent number: 10970666
    Abstract: A system for managing a selling system for shipping out an item from a warehouse or a nearest base associated with a delivery destination, includes an instruction unit configured to, before receiving an order placement for an item from a customer, transmit, to a warehouse server associated with the warehouse or a relay base server associated with a relay base, a transportation instruction for transporting the item to the nearest base from the warehouse or the relay base, and to, after receiving the order placement for the item from the customer, transmit, to a nearest base server associated with the nearest base, a submission instruction for submitting the ordered item to the customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Askul Corporation
    Inventors: Keisuke Higashida, Takahiro Kaneko, Shota Terada, Kazuyuki Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10970433
    Abstract: A method is provided comprising, receiving, by a computer system comprising a processor and a tangible, non-transitory memory, particle parameters, creating, by the computer system, particle elements in accordance with the particle parameters, and building, by the computer system, a pattern using the particle elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Chips Unlimited, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Matt, Kenneth Leo Haus, Ryan P. Salsman, Thomas Craig Valenty
  • Patent number: 10954067
    Abstract: A method includes operating, at an initial stage, a fully automated warehouse in which robots handle in an automated way the transfer of items from container to container on an automated basis and receiving an indication of a change in needed throughput through the warehouse. When a spike exceeds a completely automated system threshold, the method implements a hybrid operation for the warehouse, such that (1) the movement of containers in the warehouse anticipates human interaction and a robot having a removable cart is used in the process. The system can schedule humans at particular times to take their turn in manually managing the movement of containers and so remove the cart having containers thereon from the robot for manual delivery of containers to locations. The method includes causing a pre-staging event to occur such that source containers and destination containers can be pre-staged for the characteristics of the worker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: VECNA ROBOTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Theobald, Siddharth Ram Chhatpar
  • Patent number: 10956178
    Abstract: An integrated computing system configuration system includes a computing system that executes an engine to receive component specifications for each of one or more components supplied by a plurality of suppliers, and receive user input for selecting a subset of the components to be implemented in a customized integrated computing system by generating a base integrated computing system configuration that comprises the component specifications of the subset of the components. The engine may then determine whether at least one component meets a rule using the component specification associated with the at least one component, the rule specifying an architectural standard level to be provided by the at least one component, and when the at least one component does not meet the rule, perform one or more corrective operations such that the rule is met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventor: Jeffery J. Hayward
  • Patent number: 10956947
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to collect impressions using media object characteristics are disclosed. A disclosed example method involves, based on first instructions associated with a collector media object presented at a client device, collecting a first characteristic of the collector media object and collecting second characteristics corresponding to a plurality of second media objects that are presented at the client device concurrently with the collector media object. The example method also involves, based on second instructions associated with the collector media object, reporting multiple impressions corresponding to the collector media object and to the second media objects by sending the first and second characteristics and an identifier associated with the client device in a single communication to an audience measurement entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: THE NIELSEN COMPANY (US), LLC
    Inventor: Amitabh Seth
  • Patent number: 10949801
    Abstract: This disclosure describes an item drop location for placing items that have been picked from an inventory location within a material handling facility but have not yet been transitioned from the materials handling facility and a return location for returning items that have been transitioned from the materials handling facility. Likewise, described is a system and method for identifying an item placed at a drop location or an item placed at a return location, processing the placed item and providing confirmation to a user that placed the item and facilitating a return of the item or a removal of the item from an item identifier list associated with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sudheer Babu Ramoji, Avishkar Misra, Yasser Baseer Asmi, Ohil Krishnamurthy Manyam, Gopi Prashanth Gopal, Long Xuan Nguyen, Sudarshan Narasimha Raghavan, Ramanathan Palaniappan, Nadya Dhalla
  • Patent number: 10943199
    Abstract: A method and system for providing inventory recommendations that includes receiving, from a business management application (BMA) used by a business entity, an inventory recommendation tool use request to use an inventory recommendation tool; receiving inventory item information related to an inventory item from the BMA; performing an inventory categorization operation based on the inventory item information to obtain inventory categorization information; storing the inventory categorization information in an inventory recommendation tool data repository; performing an inventory management operation based on the inventory item information to obtain inventory management information; and storing the inventory management information in the inventory recommendation tool data repository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventor: Dawn Nidy
  • Patent number: 10943291
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for generating a virtual reality (VR) simulation of a retail store, which simulation is configured and displayed on an immersive VR display device that enables a user to experience the simulated retail store as if it were a physical retail store. The systems enable the user to arrange display cases and other interior store components, and to populate shelves, racks, and the like, with products to be sold in the retail store. A VR platform enables multiple users to synchronously view the VR simulation and make coordinated changes to develop an optimized configuration of the retail store. Marketing, sales, merchant, and other data may be collected, aggregated, and analyzed to identify purchase trends of certain products; the analyzed data may identify user shopping preferences, and the VR platform may generate a customized retail store including only products relevant to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: InContext Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Tracey Wiedmeyer, Matt Knowles, Alan Reck, August Wasilowski, Brian Jensen, Filad Shehu, Gregory Michael Caputo, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10936555
    Abstract: Techniques and solutions are described for facilitating the determination of whether a query, such as a database query, may raise a compliance issue, such as whether restricted information associated with a particular database field is provided as an output of the query. A compliance tool receives a query that includes a plurality of query operations. At least one database field associated with a potential compliance issue is received. For example, the at least one database field may be associated with restricted information. The plurality of query operations are analyzed to determine whether information associated with the at least one database field is an output of the query to provide compliance results. The compliance results are output to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Daniel Oberle
  • Patent number: 10936995
    Abstract: In some embodiments, methods and systems for analyzing an inventory database and an accounting database of a retail store in order to detect products that were mis-shipped to the retail store, improperly invoiced to the retail store, and/or erroneously not invoiced to the retail store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Greg A. Bryan, Cristy C. Brooks, Benjamin D. Enssle, David B. Brightwell
  • Patent number: 10936600
    Abstract: Feature engineering can be performed on time series data making the data easy to manipulate and accessible to business users for analysis according to existing best practices. A computer system can, after receiving time series data related to a device, contextualize the time series data based on business data related to the device from, for example, an enterprise resource planning database. The contextualized data can be windowed by a selected feature based on execution data related to the device from, for example, a manufacturing execution system database. The windowed data can be transformed into summary data using a time series transformation. The summary data can be easily manipulated by, for example, generating genetic maps of the segmented and transformed data for clustering or searching for anomalies and patterns in response to user requests or automatically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sreeram Hariharan, Ramchand Raman, Gopal Raja Ratnam, Bryan Siu Him So, Usha Arora, Ganga Mohan Nookala, Krishna Jonnalagadda, Pushkala Nagasuri, Swathi Uppala, Sangeetha Mani
  • Patent number: 10929697
    Abstract: Cameras capture time-stamped images of predefined areas. At least one image includes a representation of a portion of an individual with other portions of the individual occluded within the image. Pixel attributes for the portion of the individual are identified and provided as a box or set of coordinates for tracking the individual within the image and in subsequent images taken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Brent Vance Zucker, Adam Justin Lieberman
  • Patent number: 10929855
    Abstract: A system for fraud detection includes one or more processors configured to receive, over a network, an order comprising an item identifier and a customer identifier from a customer device. Consult at least one database to determine if the item associated with the item identifier is included in a virtual inventory. Determine the item is out of stock based on whether the item is included in the virtual inventory. Consult at least one database to determine whether compensation was provided to a customer account associated with the customer identifier, based on determining whether the item is out of stock. Transmit an order cancellation notification to the customer device based on the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Coupang Corp.
    Inventors: Binna Kim, Kiyool Yoon, Byul Kim
  • Patent number: 10929785
    Abstract: System and method for multi-level visualization of object lifecycle is provided. A visualization network displaying data associated with the object life cycle is provided. An object is selected from the visualization network to correlate the object across and within one or more object lifecycle stages from the visualization network by generating a relationship configuration. A multi-level visualization is generated for the selected object corresponding one or more object life cycle stage. The generated at least one multi-level visualization is modified based on a criterion of interest, the criterion of interest comprises one or more attribute associated with the selected object and relation derived from the relationship configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignees: Purdue University, TATA Consultancy Services Limited
    Inventors: William Z. Bernstein, Devarajan Ramanujan, Karthik Ramani, Devadatta Madhukar Kulkarni, Jeffery Tew
  • Patent number: 10922645
    Abstract: In some embodiments, methods and systems of determining whether to purge a bin in order to pick a product from the bin in a stock room of a retail sales facility include processing of bin purge factors associated with the bin and correlating the processed bin purge factors with bin purge threshold values associated with the bin. Based on whether the value of one or more of the bin purge factors meets or exceeds a threshold value that supports the purging of a bin, an indication to a worker at the retail sales facility is generated as to whether that bin is to be purged or not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew A. Jones, Robert J. Taylor, Nicholaus A. Jones
  • Patent number: 10922649
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring stocked shelves is disclosed. A shelf monitor comprising an array of sensors id deployed in proximity to a stocking shelf and so that the sensors face a region on the stocking shelf containing shelved goods. A CPU module is configured to receive outputs from the sensors and execute a detection algorithm to detect a change event in the shelved goods and an algorithm to train the detection algorithm. Shelf monitors can be used in multiple numbers; a master shelf among the shelf monitors serves to aggregate data and local control of the system. A master controller can establish communication with a cloud server, allowing many additional features such as integrating the shelf monitoring system with inventory and point-of-sale databased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventors: Shalom Nakdimon, Yaeer Master
  • Patent number: 10915838
    Abstract: A capacity analysis computing device for determining a restaurant capacity level is provided. The capacity analysis computing device is configured to store historical transaction data for a restaurant for a period of time, and analyze the historical transaction data to identify a maximum restaurant capacity for the restaurant over the period of time. The capacity analysis computing device is also configured to receive, from a user computing, a selected time interval for which a current capacity level is to be determined. The capacity analysis computing device is further configured to identify a similar historical time interval to the selected time interval, and determine a historical capacity level for the restaurant during the similar historical time interval. The capacity analysis computing device is further configured to assign the historical capacity level as the current capacity level for the restaurant, and display the current capacity level on the user computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: David J. Senci, Todd Woodruff, Peng Yang, Ravi Santosh Arvapally, Matt Scott Morice
  • Patent number: 10915081
    Abstract: An edge gateway system securely delivers and exposes data generated by and/or related to a process plant for consumption by external systems, and includes a field-facing component that stores interest lists indicating the particular data that is allowed to be exposed by the field-facing component. Each interest list is defined (e.g., manually and/or automatically) in accordance with an exposable data type system extracted from (in some cases, multiple different) configurations of the process plant, and may include multiple types of data (e.g., control, I/O, diagnostic, device, historical, etc.) that collectively represent a particular named entity of the plant. The field-facing component obtains the process plant-related data indicated by the interest lists, and provides the obtained field content data to an edge-facing component of the edge gateway system for exposure to external systems, for example, by streaming and/or publishing the obtained data to the edge-facing component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark J. Nixon, Claudio Fayad, Robert G. Halgren, III, Gary K. Law, John M. Caldwell, Anthony Amaro, Jr., Peter Hartmann
  • Patent number: 10915941
    Abstract: Systems and methods for integrated retail and ecommerce shopping platforms. A shopping system for selling products including: a shopping facility including a primary product storage area; at least one showroom; at least one delivery location; a transport system for moving products between locations within the primary product storage area, the at least one showroom and the at least one delivery location; an inventory control system; a network server in operational communication with the inventory control system and the transport system, the network server adapted to transmit interactive shopping interface pages over a network; and a customer client device associated with one of the customers adapted to receive and display the interactive shopping interface pages, for selectively displaying product information about the products sold by the shopping system, and receiving customer input regarding the selecting and deselecting of one or more of the products for possible purchase by the customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: SHOPFULFILL IP LLC
    Inventor: Shlomo Chopp
  • Patent number: 10915976
    Abstract: A home analysis and display system and process includes receiving first data regarding home criteria. A pool of homes is assembled based on the first data, which includes a plurality of properties. The pool of homes is displayed, and a route for viewing the properties is determined. Feedback regarding the properties is received, and the pool of homes and/or the route is modified based on the received feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Edward B. Park, Carolyn J. Thomas, Darren James Dobier, Cory Elkin, Teresa Garcia
  • Patent number: 10915937
    Abstract: Systems and methods for using an information wallet system to deliver a gift and receive, redeem, or re-gift the gift are disclosed. The information wallet system's storage is securely maintained by a financial institution computing system (i.e. a bank) and receives and holds purchase transaction information. Purchase information transaction may be received from a user computing device or an entity computing system, such as a merchant computing system. In one embodiment, a user may purchase a gift through an online website or at a brick and mortar location and direct the gift to be deposited into the information wallet storage of a recipient. A recipient may then continue to hold the gift, redeem the gift, or re-gift the gift to another party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventor: Al Hecht
  • Patent number: 10915843
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems, methods and computer readable media for identifying supply. An example for identifying merchants for fulfilling demand comprises receiving one or more virtual offers and an associated quantity of at least a portion of the one or more virtual offers, wherein the one or more virtual offers are representative of a residual demand for a geographic area, assigning a virtual offer of the one or more of the virtual offers to one or more merchants in an instance in which a supply source of the one or more merchants is identified as able to supply at least a portion of the associated quantity of the virtual offer, and determining a priority score for the one or more merchants, wherein the one or more merchants are rankable based on the priority score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Groupon, Inc.
    Inventors: Shafiq Shariff, Rajesh Parekh, Derek Nordquist, Shawn Jeffery, Bob Beaty, Michael Busch
  • Patent number: 10906545
    Abstract: In some examples, a controller includes at least one processor configured to receive information regarding a condition associated with a cargo transportation unit (CTU), the received information regarding the condition including information of an environment around the CTU at a location of the CTU, and adjust an adjustable mechanical element of the CTU in response to the received information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Conrad Delbert Seaman, Stephen West, Kristian Neil Spriggs
  • Patent number: 10906687
    Abstract: A method of custom labeling products in which users specify, via a purchasing interface, product label images in correspondence with products. A label group is generated for each of the users. The label group includes an indicator label image providing a purchase identifier and product identifiers, and the product label images arranged in a sequence specified by the product identifiers. The label groups are printed to produce printed label groups. The printed label groups are transferred to a labeling machine. A conveyor system is controlled to release, for each of the printed label groups, the sequence of the products specified by the product identifiers. Printed product labels of each of the printed label groups are applied to the corresponding sequence of the products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Penrose Hill
    Inventors: Philip James, Erik Steigler, Carolin Meier
  • Patent number: 10909620
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer readable storage to implement a lending or cash advance system that can be (but is not required to be) integrated with an online commerce site. Sellers on the online commerce site can click a button or tab in their web browser that is visiting the online commerce site and information known to the online commerce site is automatically shared with a potential cash provider. Data from a delivery service can be automatically retrieved by the cash provider/cash server in order to determine the volume of shipments that the seller has been making. This volume can be used when the cash server determines the seller's score in order to evaluate an application for cash.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Kabbage, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Frohwein, Kathryn Petralia, Marc Gorlin
  • Patent number: 10909258
    Abstract: Embodiments include systems and methods for providing secure data management for a network of nodes. A network with a plurality of connected nodes can be stored, the nodes representing entities of the network. A request can be received from a first node of the network to retrieve data about a second node of the network. A query can be generated to retrieve the requested data. The query can be filtered based on permissions for the first node stored at a trusted store. The fields from the results of the filtered query can be redacted based on the permissions for the first node. And the redacted results can be provided to the first node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Woodward, Simon Alexander Tucker, Stephen Michael Ginns
  • Patent number: 10909494
    Abstract: A device may generate a product delivery map that includes route information that is to be used by a fleet of delivery vehicles for performing a set of deliveries, and a set of location constraints identifying locations that are to be avoided by the fleet of delivery vehicles when performing the set of deliveries. The device may generate a collaborative interactions map that includes a set of collaborative constraints indicating particular supplier organizations that are candidates to engage in collaborative logistics. The device may determine, based on the set of location constraints and the set of collaborative constraints, a set of delivery schedules that are to be used to perform the set of deliveries. The device may provide the set of delivery schedules to one or more devices associated with the delivery organization to allow the fleet of delivery vehicles to perform the set of deliveries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Freddy Lecue, Chahrazed Bouhini, Nut Limsopatham
  • Patent number: 10902380
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present invention relate generally to telemetry methods and systems and more particularly, to telemetry network connectivity systems, devices and methods. In some embodiments, an inventory management system may be configured to provide machine-to-machine network connectivity. The inventory management system may be used in conjunction with a location device configured to transmit a vehicle identification number (VIN) and a device identifier of the location device. In some embodiments, the inventory management system may be configured to: (1) track whether the location device is located within a predetermined perimeter; (2) provide current inventory and ownership status associated the location device; and/or (3) place the location device in a sleep and/or passive state with periodic check-ins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Spireon, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul I. Reeder, Benjamin L. Kiser, Paul K. Peterson, Michael B. Maledon
  • Patent number: 10902373
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to the field of retail supply networks. In one specific example, mechanisms are provided to model markdown-avoidance savings for omni-channel fulfillment in retail supply networks. In various embodiments, systems, methods and computer program products are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ajay A. Deshpande, Saurabh Gupta, Arun Hampapur, Alan J. King, Ali Koc, Yingjie Li, Xuan Liu, Christopher S. Milite, Brian L. Quanz, Chek Keong Tan, Dahai Xing, Xiaobo Zheng
  • Patent number: 10896392
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for mining supply chain information to produce supply chain graphs includes receiving by a computer a set of data; identifying a supplier, a commodity, and a customer from the set of data; generating a query comprising the identified data; determining the absence of any of the supplier, the commodity, or the customer from the set of data; if any items are determined to be absent from the set of data, substituting a placeholder for the missing item from the data set; sending the query; receiving a set of supply chain graph information; generating a supply chain graph signal based upon the set of supply chain graph information; and transmitting the supply chain graph signal. A computing device or system includes a processor an electronic memory; and a program for mining supply chain information to produce supply chain graphs stored in the electronic memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: REFINITIV US ORGANIZATION LLC
    Inventors: Jochen Lothar Leidner, Ole Siig
  • Patent number: 10896264
    Abstract: In one implementation, a resource system includes an authorization engine, an interface engine and an analysis engine. In that example, the authorization engine authorizes an analysis request, the interface engine assigns a data property to the analysis request, and the analysis engine selects a synthesis routine based on the analysis request, identifies data stored in a resource group based on the synthesis routine, and causes the synthesis routine to perform using raw data in the resource group based on the data property in response to a determination that the analysis request is authorized to access the resource group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Patrick O Sandfort, Holt Mebane, Jun Zeng
  • Patent number: 10878375
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments provide systems and techniques for mass execution of analytical models across multiple dimensions of client, collateral, deal structure, third party, and other data relevant to predicting optimal decisions in real-time. In some embodiments, disclosed systems and techniques increase decisioning speed through the reduction of computational loads on disclosed decisioning systems. Further disclosed systems and techniques may scale-out analytical modeling computations through, among other technological solutions, advanced execution environments that are asynchronous and non-blocking in nature so as to allow the execution of a plurality of analytical models in parallel and optimizing the results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Chandra Dhandapani, Raman Bajaj, Gurmeet Singh, Ajmal Karuthakantakath, Fredrick Crable, Nicholas Dolle, Vikramaditya Repaka, Sanjiv Yajnik
  • Patent number: 10878397
    Abstract: An order fulfillment system includes mobile terminals and a backend server. The mobile terminals generate, queue, and transmit state changes for orders in a restaurant, where the mobile terminals may communicate over both a Wi-Fi network and a White-Fi network. The backend server is operably coupled to the mobile terminals, and receives/transmits the state changes to all of the mobile terminals. The backend server has a queue processor, television whitespace (TVWS) band update logic, and a band assignment map. The queue processor is configured to queues the state changes in terminal queues. The TVWS band update logic periodically receives TVWS available channels for the White-Fi network, and assigns one of the TVWS available channels for communications over the White-Fi network. The band assignment map indicates whether each of the mobile terminals is programmed to communicate within the restaurant in the Wi-Fi mode or the White-Fi mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Toast, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Vick, Steven P. Papa
  • Patent number: 10874229
    Abstract: In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful to determining an action to be performed based on vibrations detected on a product display unit. In some embodiments, a system for determining an action to perform based on vibrations comprises the product display unit, one or more vibration sensors, the one or more vibration sensors affixed to the product display unit and configured to detect vibration of the product display unit and transmit an indication of the vibration of the product display unit, and a control circuit communicatively coupled to the one or more vibration sensors and configured to receive, from the one or more vibration sensors, the indication of the vibration, estimate, based on the indication of the vibration a characteristic of at least one item on the product display unit, and determine, based on the characteristic, the action to be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholaus A. Jones, Matthew A. Jones
  • Patent number: 10878396
    Abstract: A POS terminal includes wired communication elements, a state processor, an order processor, and a television whitespace (TVWS) communications element. The wired communication elements couple the fixed POS terminal to a network. The state processor queue state changes in one or more order queues that correspond to one or more orders in a restaurant. The order processor generates the state changes, and accesses and transmits the state changes in each one of the one or more order queues to a backend server, where the order processor comprises current order state fields corresponding to all of the orders. The television whitespace (TVWS) communications element enables the fixed POS terminal to communicate over a White-Fi network within the restaurant, where the fixed POS terminal operates as a White-Fi access point for one or more mobile POS terminals operating in a White-Fi mode within the restaurant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Toast, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Vick, Steven P. Papa
  • Patent number: 10878680
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, systems, and program products are disclosed for an automated container kiosk. An apparatus includes a request module configured to receive a request over a data network to unlock a door of a container. An apparatus includes a payment module configured to determine whether one or more payment conditions is satisfied for one or more items within a container. An apparatus includes a security module configured to, in response to determining that one or more payment conditions is satisfied, receive unlock information for unlocking a door of a container and enable one or more security measures for monitoring activity within the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventor: Kevin Ball