Inventory Management Patents (Class 705/28)
  • Patent number: 11367045
    Abstract: Validated tracking of events associated with equipment during the course of a resource arrangement. The events include location-changing events, which provide for a physical change in location of the equipment. The verified tracking of the events is provided by a distributed trust computing network, which through convergence by one or more decentralized nodes provides for authenticating/validating data stored within distributed registers/ledgers. Specific to the invention, once a location-changing event is determined/detected, the location-changing event is registered in the distributed trust computing network by creating and validating a data block within a distributed register/ledger that includes information pertaining to the location-changing event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christine Meloro Hill, Manu Jacob Kurian, Lalit Dhawan, Robert N. Gridley, G. Alister Bazaz
  • Patent number: 11367057
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for facilitating network transactions through a virtual terminal assigned to a property. An exemplary method includes assigning, by a computing device, a virtual terminal to a property where the property is associated with a user and activating, by the computing device, the virtual terminal for an account associated with the user. The method also includes soliciting, by the computing device, transaction details from an initiating user, for a network transaction between an account associated with the initiating user and the account of the user, through the virtual terminal in an augmented reality environment when the initiating user is present at the property. The method additionally includes initiating the network transaction based on the transaction details received from the initiating user and the account associated with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Rick Unnerstall
  • Patent number: 11367214
    Abstract: A method of embedding a vector representing an arrangement state of objects in a 3D space according to an embodiment includes dividing a target space into M×N subspaces extending from a first surface among planes forming the target space having a cuboid shape, calculating, for each of the subspaces, a feature representing an object arrangement state in the subspace, inputting data representing the feature of each of the subspaces into an artificial neural network and obtaining, from the artificial neural network, an embedding vector representing an arrangement state of an object in the target space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin Ho Choo, Il Joo Yoon, Yeong Dae Kwon, Uk Jo, Seong Su Kim, Jeong Hoe Goo
  • Patent number: 11367046
    Abstract: Methods and systems for optimizing item assortments are disclosed. One method includes receiving a request for an optimized assortment. Data relating to items within a selected initial item assortment and item universe is accessed. Constraints are applied to the items in the assortment to arrive at an optimized item assortment. Constraints include goals for optimization, lock in and lock out rules, and item attribute rules. The method may be performed by a system including one or more computing devices communicating via a network with one or more data storage devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: TARGET BRANDS, INC.
    Inventor: Aaron Korver
  • Patent number: 11367039
    Abstract: A method for recording a custodial chain and identifying anomalies in the chain; said method comprising defining or identifying a first element and assigning a first element identifier to it; associating the first element identifier physically with the first element; defining or identifying at least a second element and assigning a second element identifier to it; associating the second element identifier physically with the second element; aggregating the at least first element and second element physically as an aggregated element and assigning an aggregated element identifier to it; defining an aggregated element record which includes the aggregated element identifier and the at least first element identifier and the at least second element identifier; recording the identifiers as records in a database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: AGLIVE INTERNATIONAL PTY. LTD.
    Inventors: Mark Toohey, Alex Taylor, Jason Williams
  • Patent number: 11361334
    Abstract: A server receives article information of an article to be estimated from a user. The server obtains an actual picture of the article from the user. The server determines a standard picture of the article from a predetermined graphics library based on the article information. The server obtains an actual performance of the article. The server determines a value of the article based on the standard picture, the actual picture, and the actual performance of the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yufeng Guo, Bin Wang, Yahui Liu
  • Patent number: 11361280
    Abstract: Among other things, product data is repeatedly communicated from an application on a device associated with a retail location to a server of a platform controlled independently of the application on the device. The product data identifies (a) current numbers of units of products available for retail customers at the retail location and (b) purchasing behavior of retail customers of the retail location with respect to combinations of the products. The retail location is repeatedly restocked with additional units of products to maintain the products in an in-stock state, the additional units have been received in deliveries made from one or more upstream product distribution entities based on predictions facilitated by the server of future demand for the products by retail customers of the retail location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Jane Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Socrates Munaf Rosenfeld, Abraham Munaf Rosenfeld, Benjamin Aaron Green, Scott Robert Tracy-Inglis, Howard Hong, Simon James Roddy
  • Patent number: 11363419
    Abstract: A system identifies a first position of a tag in a clinical environment based on first times at which first receivers received a first wireless signal from the tag. The system estimates a second position of the tag in the clinical environment based on second times at which second receivers received a second wireless signal from the tag. The system determines that a boundary is located between the first position and the second position, defines a path range around the first position of the tag based on an expected movement of the tag during a time interval between the first and second wireless signals, determines that the boundary lacks a door within the path range, adjusts the second position of the tag based on the boundary map, and transmits a message indicating that the tag is located at the adjusted position at the second time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Brandon M. Ayers, Frederick C. Davidson, Stephen R. Embree, Matthew D. Morgan, Kenzi L. Mudge, Britten J. Pipher, Eugene G. Urrutia
  • Patent number: 11361394
    Abstract: Techniques for automatically tracking, ordering, and replenishing prescription item stock are provided. Based upon a statistical analysis of prescription order transactions, rules may be established to selectively identify which prescription stocked items qualify for automatic stock tracking, ordering, and replenishment. The rules may be based upon metrics such as a daily rate at which each prescription item is dispensed over a specified sampling period as well as the cost of each prescription item. Once qualified, automatic replenishment may be facilitated by calculating stock number minimums and maximums using a statistical analysis of the prescription transaction history for qualifying prescription items. The minimum and maximum stock number values may be used to trigger the generation of purchase orders and to specify how much stock needs to be ordered for each qualifying prescription item as it is replenished.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: WALGREEN CO.
    Inventors: Paolo Sepe, Richard Ian Naylor, Sarah Helen Scriver, Giovanni Passarella, Farid Poonja, Neil Younger
  • Patent number: 11357558
    Abstract: A drill wire sleeve includes a tubular oblong sleeve having a length, an internal diameter and an external diameter. The drill wire sleeve has a first axial end cap and a second axial end cap. The first axial end cap and/or the second axial end cap is detachably fastenable without tools on the tubular oblong sleeve using a thread and detachably closes an insertion opening of the tubular oblong sleeve. The first axial end cap and/or the second axial end cap has a non-rotationally symmetrical outer cross section and the tubular oblong sleeve has a plurality of first passages in its lateral surface. The first passages are formed oblong and are inclined at an angle of 25° to 65° in relation to the longitudinal axis of the tubular oblong sleeve, preferably at an angle of 28° to 55°, and more preferably at an angle of 31° to 52°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: AESCULAP AG
    Inventors: Daniel Weisser, Fabian Mauthe
  • Patent number: 11352012
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media for customized vehicle operator workflows. A vehicle operator workflow includes a set of tasks to be completed by a vehicle operator. The vehicle operator workflow may be presented to the vehicle operator upon satisfaction of a triggering event, such as upon the vehicle operator logging into an account or the vehicle entering a specified geographic region. The vehicle operator workflow may enable the vehicle operator to complete the individual tasks as well as submit evidence that the tasks have been completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Samsara Inc.
    Inventors: Joel Davis, Sean McGee, Joy Chen, Tonia Hsia, Oliver Song
  • Patent number: 11354916
    Abstract: A system for automatically addressing detected conditions within the retail store is provided. The system may include at least one processor configured to receive a plurality of images depicting a plurality of products displayed on a plurality of store shelves; retrieve reference data specifying a desired state of the retail store; use the reference data to detect an indicator of a first service-improvement condition; use the reference data to detect an indicator of a second service-improvement; determine a first product-related task for addressing the first service-improvement condition; determine a second product-related task for addressing the second service-improvement condition; access a database storing information indicative of a first employee and a second employee on duty during a time interval over which the plurality of images was received; and assign the first product-related task to the first employee and assign the second product-related task to the second employee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: TRAX TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS PTE LTD.
    Inventors: Yair Adato, Youval Bronicki, Shlomi Dayan, Galit Peled, David M. Gottlieb, Alon Grubshtein, Daniel Shimon Cohen
  • Patent number: 11356496
    Abstract: A method includes storing, at one or more data storage devices, a design in a platform-independent format. The method also includes generating, at a web front end, a GUI including a publish option associated with the design. The method includes sending the GUI to a client device. The method also includes receiving a user request indicating a selection of the publish option, and, in response to receiving the user request, generating first output based on the design, the first output having a HTML format. The method includes identifying a rendering engine based on browser information associated with the client device and generating second output by rendering the first output at the rendering engine, the second output having an image format. The method includes sending the second output to at least one of a data storage device of the data storage devices, a publishing endpoint, or the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: CANVA PTY LTD
    Inventors: Melanie Joy Perkins, Toby Patrick Francis Rahilly
  • Patent number: 11354695
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide systems, methods and computer readable media for configuring promotions for local pickup of goods. One aspect of the subject matter can be embodied in methods that include the actions of receiving, from a device of a third-party provider of items, promotion data describing a promotion submission, the promotion data including a discounted price of each of a quantity of an item that is in stock and available for customer pickup at one or more of the third-party provider's brick-and-mortar locations; receiving, from a consumer device, consumer order data for purchase of the item as specified by the promotion submission, the consumer order data including a selection of one of the third-party's brick-and-mortar locations for pickup of the item; generating instrument data describing the item; and sending, to the consumer device, the instrument data in response to finalizing the consumer's purchase of the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Groupon, Inc.
    Inventors: Gareth Douglas Sudul, Sharif Musa Sleiman, Eric David Radist, Puneet Shah
  • Patent number: 11348147
    Abstract: This disclosure comprises a solution that can sort objects based on values under various circumstances for the purpose of grouping objects and determining recommended placement or disposition of the objects. An object can be assigned a monetary value, a sentimental value, and a practical value. The practical value can be entered individually for the object via the web or virtual assistant access to the object inventory. The practical value can also be estimated via sensors on or proximate to the object that can sense activity related to the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Brittaney Zellner, Sameena Khan, Ryan Schaub, Barrett Kreiner, Ari Craine, Robert Koch
  • Patent number: 11349755
    Abstract: A system is provided for exchanging data using Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). A transmitting entity obtains an EDI file from a document that is to be transmitted to a destination server and adds routing information to the EDI file based on a first routing configuration, wherein the routing information is to be used by the receiving entity for routing the EDI file to the destination server. The receiving entity receives the EDI file from the transmitting entity and extracts the routing information from the EDI file. The receiving entity determines the destination server from a second routing configuration based on the extracted routing information and forwards the EDI file to the destination server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Prabakar Rangarajan, Ramesh Alagar, Rangarajan Lakshminarasimhan
  • Patent number: 11348069
    Abstract: A system, method, and device for electronically providing paving information for paving quality and control actions comprises receiving paving information at a first computer or processor, which can host an application to perform some or all of the paving quality and control actions. The paving information can include one or more electronic work tickets associated with respective paving material dump spots. The paving information can be displayed on a display if an electronic device associated with the first computer or processor. The first computer or processor can also receive paving quality and control information responsive to one or more inputs to the electronic device. The paving quality and control information can be output to another electronic device for consideration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Gautham Subramanian, John Marsolek, Jacob McAlpine
  • Patent number: 11341453
    Abstract: Examples provide a system for dynamically resolving negative PI. A negative reset component resets a negative PI value in an inventory record for a selected item to zero if there is an absence of activity associated with instances of the item. There is an absence of activity if there are no shipments, transactions, or items scans associated with instances of the item during a threshold time-period. An analysis component analyzes real-time data associated with the selected item, including invoice data, transaction data, and sensor data to determine whether there is activity associated with an item during the threshold time-period. A receiving component resets a negative PI value associated with an identified item to a positive PI value representing the number of instances of the item received during the threshold time-period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Laura Funderburg, Ed VanWilpe
  • Patent number: 11341437
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for voice enabled assistant for community demand fulfillment are described herein. A community of user devices may be identified that are registered with a voice-based supply and demand matching service. A supply of an item may be determined based on first user audio collected from a first user device of the community of user devices. A demand for the item may be determined based on second user audio collected from a second user device of the community of user devices. An indication of the supply may be transmitted to a user of the second user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Nathan Craig Bricklin, Wairnola Marria Rhodriquez, Kathleen E. McGinn, Ryan Benjamin Miller, Adnan Khan, Gregory John Hansen, Chris Theodore Kalaboukis
  • Patent number: 11336522
    Abstract: NFC communications from a mobile phone to an information handling system initiates an inventory by a management controller of the information handling system. The inventory is provided to the mobile telephone with a second NFC communication so that an end user can see a visual depiction of the interior of the information handling system before opening the chassis of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin D. Terwilliger, Orin M. Ozias
  • Patent number: 11334860
    Abstract: In some embodiments, the rendering a financial transaction record in a second format includes converting a tokenized first item of financial transaction information to an account-specific item of financial transaction information using an account identifier associated with the tokenized first item in a registry stored in a secured account data vault. In some embodiments, the system includes a transaction execution module for transmitting in the second format the first item of financial transaction information for payment processing by the first external financial party, wherein the second format includes the financial transaction information using the account identifier associated with the tokenized first item in a registry stored in a secured account data vault, and transmitting in the third format the second item of financial transaction information for payment processing by the second extremal financial party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Worldpay US, Inc.
    Inventor: Nish Modi
  • Patent number: 11335133
    Abstract: A monitoring system of a working machine including a first wireless communicator arranged at and/or around a storage area of the working machine, a second wireless communicator arranged on the working machine and configured to communicate with the first wireless communicator in wireless, and a monitor to watch the working machine having the second wireless communicator when a signal intensity of radio wave received from the second wireless communicator by the first wireless communicator is equal to or more than a threshold intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: KUBOTA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Keisuke Miura
  • Patent number: 11334846
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for inventory management based on effective days to expiry accounting for serving days of an expiring item and inventory days of supply. The disclosed system provides dynamic and automated inventory management which provides a desirable solution for a wide range of inventory applications, such as optimizing order fulfillment, inventory/receiving management, pricing/promotions determination, and store inventory management.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: FABFITFUN, INC.
    Inventors: Julian Van Erlach, Ben Chandler, Nathan Goodrich, Mark Gavin
  • Patent number: 11330112
    Abstract: Various methods for a 3GPP defined Charging and Collection Function are employed that may use a microservices approach. The microservice approach may decompose the function of the network elements into component level functions that may be deployed as separate functional elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: James Edward Oliver, Ming Mei Lee, Debra Sparks
  • Patent number: 11328333
    Abstract: Various embodiments relate generally to data science and data analysis, computer software and systems, and control systems to provide an interface, and, more specifically, to a computing and data storage platform that implements specialized logic to facilitate adaptive scheduling automatically to optimally distribute items, such as shipping an item in accordance with an adapted frequency for a subscription. In some examples, a method may include identifying item characteristics associated with an item, determining a frequency based on at least an item characteristic in association with a subset of subscriber accounts, generating data representing a frequency and a subset of the item characteristics to integrate with a web page generated for a merchant computing system, and transmitting the formatted data to a user interface to display a display portion based on the formatted data as an integrated portion of an integrated web page including the web page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: OrderGroove, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Bifolco, Bradley Williams Groff, Greg E. Alvo, Paul Fredrich, Ofir Shalom, Juan Gutierrez, Marcos Moyano
  • Patent number: 11329872
    Abstract: Provisioning industrial internet of things (IIOT) devices arranged for deployment in disparate geographic locations includes grouping a subset of IIOT devices into a batch. Each IIOT device stores a system-wide unique identifier (SWUI) and first communication information that identifies a global computing server. The method includes recording with a first input system the SWUI of each IIOT device in the batch, generating a batch identifier, associating the batch identifier with the batch of IIOT devices or each IIOT device in the batch, and associating the batch identifier with customer information. The customer information is associated with second communication information, which identifies a customer-based computing server. The method includes receiving, at the global computing server, incoming communications from a selected IIOT device, and based on the SWUI, and retrieving the batch identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Ubicquia, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Scott Lane, Joao Alberto Peterson De Faria, Scott Latsa, Matt Bossaers
  • Patent number: 11328227
    Abstract: A system having a system backend having a backend processor configured to define a patient clinical team associated with a patient clinical process comprising of a series of patient clinical tasks effected within the healthcare facility, each patient clinical task with an associated patient clinical task location within the healthcare facility, a group of mobile devices communicably connected via a network to the system backend, each mobile device being associated with and configured for use by at least one care member of the patient clinical team, a low energy (LE) beacon array arranged in a predetermined relationship with and differentiating between different patient clinical task locations, and communicably connected to each of the mobile devices that is configured to resolve its proximity, from the beacon array, relative to the at least one patient clinical task location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Mobile Heartbeat, LLC
    Inventors: Jacob Mark, Sajikumar Aravind, Michael Allen Kellstrand
  • Patent number: 11319152
    Abstract: A system receives a first indication associated with a first device picking up a package and transmits a first instruction to the first device to travel to a location associated with transferring the package to a second device. The system may transmit a second instruction to the second device to travel to the location to receive the package from the first device. The system receives a second indication associated with the package being transferred from the first device to the second device at the location. One or more third devices may meet at the location to transfer packages to the second device. In some instances, the location may be determined based at least in part on a current location of the first device and/or a current location of the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen T. Campbell, Ryan Clarke
  • Patent number: 11321651
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and systems for intelligent distribution of products. In one aspect, a system comprises a memory storing instructions and at least one processor configured to execute the instructions. The processor performs operations include receiving forecasting data comprising an expected demand of a stock keeping unit and determining a target inventory of the SKU to satisfy the expected demand. The operations further include determining a regional target inventory of the SKU of a region comprising a plurality of fulfillment centers. The operations further comprise receiving historical data comprising the inbound and outbound shipment history of a fulfillment center in the plurality of fulfillment centers and generating a profile for the fulfillment center. The operations further comprise assigning a portion of the regional target inventory to the fulfillment center and transmitting instructions to a device to stock a number of SKUs in the fulfillment center based on the portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Coupang Corp.
    Inventors: Kyuhoon Lim, Hyeong Bae Yang, Rajesh Medidhi, Smita Mohan, Je Kim
  • Patent number: 11321332
    Abstract: The present disclosure involves systems, software, and computer implemented methods for automatically recommending one or more frequencies for time series data. One example method includes receiving a request for an insight analysis for an input time series included in a dataset. For each of multiple frequencies to analyze, the input time series is transformed into a frequency time series. An absolute percentage change impact factor and an absolute trend impact factor are determined for each frequency time series. A frequency interest score is determined based on the determined absolute percentage change factors and the determined absolute trend impact factors, for each time frequency time series. The frequency interest score is provided for at least some of the frequency time series.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Business Objects Software Ltd.
    Inventors: Paul O'Hara, Ying Wu, Esther Rodrigo Ortiz, Paul O'Connor, Gabor Szabo, Artur Stulka
  • Patent number: 11321650
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a system and method for concurrent dynamic optimization of a replenishment decision in a networked node environment by receiving at least one current state attribute associated with the networked node environment at a predetermined time interval; obtaining an optimized entity actionable matrix by mapping the at least one of current state attribute and an associated actionable entity; computing a predictive replenishment matrix for an impending cycle of the networked node environment based on the optimized entity actionable matrix; identifying a reward function for the predictive replenishment matrix; and determining the replenishment suggestive actionable element based on the reward function. The reward function includes a computation of overall cost with regard to a realized revenue associated with aggregation of the plurality of nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES LIMITED
    Inventors: Padmakumar Manikandasadanam Anandan Kartha, Dheeraj Anilkumar Shah, Harshad Dilip Khadilkar, Vinita Baniwal, Hardik Meisheri
  • Patent number: 11314223
    Abstract: A data system for tracking use of a work tool attachment that may be interchangeably attached to a machine includes a data transmission device located on the work tool attachment and an electronic machine controller that may be located on the machine. When an event occurs with respect to the work tool attachment, the data system collects a first tool data set from the data transmission device and a first set of machine data associated with the machine. When another event occurs with respect to the work tool attachment, the data system collects a second tool data set from the data transmission device and a second set of machine data. The first and second tool data sets and the first and second sets of machine data may be entered in one or more data logs for analytics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventor: Richard A. Matzelle
  • Patent number: 11315077
    Abstract: A manufacturing materiel management system. The system comprises a manufacturing assembly line to manufacture an object comprising a plurality of parts. The system also comprises a computer to monitor an input device for input that indicates a disruption event defined as an event in which manufacture of the object is disrupted as a result of loss of a resource or the part, or a shortage of human resources. Responsive to receiving the input, the computer system calculates another project which may continue, calculates remaining resources which may be allocated to the other projects, and generate a resource re-allocation plan which defines how remaining resources are to be re-allocated to the other project. A communication system in communication with the computer is configured to communicate the re-allocation plan to a manager of the manufacturing assembly line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: John W. Glatfelter, Brian Dale Laughlin
  • Patent number: 11315074
    Abstract: The present invention describes a shelf system for monitoring items coupled with support utilities. The system is configured to detect item change caused by customer actions and optimize the camera system and computing resources of a remote server. The system also is configured to sense certain visual indicators with customer actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: AiFi Corp
    Inventors: Stuart Neubarth, Steve Gu, Ying Zheng
  • Patent number: 11308443
    Abstract: Embodiments of this disclosure provide a goods shelf system and a method of monitoring items of the goods shelf system. The goods shelf system comprises: a goods shelf comprising a bearing body for bearing an item; a signal transmitting unit located on a side of the bearing body; a plurality of signal receiving units, located on the bearing body, for receiving a signal transmitted by the signal transmitting unit; and a processing unit, electrically connected with the signal receiving unit, for acquiring a storage state of the item on the bearing body according to an signal outputted by the signal receiving unit, wherein one or more of the plurality of signal receiving units shielded by the items are not able to receive the signal transmitted by the signal transmitting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wei Deng, Shijie Cao, Hongyan Pei, Huawei Yu
  • Patent number: 11307846
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention is directed to an automated series of modules to reduce recurring tasks, eliminate manual errors, reduce the firm's risk profile, and decrease time for version upgrades. An embodiment of the present invention is directed to a Technical Debt Automation Tool that determines current and subsequently released versions from a primary vendor as well as for other vendors for various plugins that provide critical business functionality. An embodiment of the present invention may calculate an amount of technical debt (e.g., changes) that an entity (e.g., firm) will have to make due to the customization inherent with firmwide risk policies and AD (Application Development) methodology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Matthew Trahan, James Todd Barnes
  • Patent number: 11308444
    Abstract: Systems, methods, computing platforms, and storage media for directing and controlling an autonomous storage unit in an autonomous inventory management system are disclosed. Exemplary implementations may negotiate, by a first controller, a dispatch routine for the storage unit with a transport controller and a second controller, assign a token to the storage unit and the second controller, the token providing an identification signal between the storage unit and the second controller, register a departure event with the first controller, provide a secure connection between the storage unit and the second controller, exchange the token between the storage unit and the second controller, authenticate the secure connection based on exchanging the token, and give the storage unit permission to access a control territory assigned to the second controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Autonomous Shelf, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Rongley
  • Patent number: 11308564
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for extracting a plurality of features for a listing from a datastore comprising a plurality of listings and a plurality of features for each of the plurality of listings, determining a cluster of similar listings to the listing and generating a set of cluster features for the cluster of similar listings, analyzing the set of cluster features for the cluster of similar listings based on a booking price, using a first trained machine learning model to determine a cluster-level probability of booking the listing on the given date, analyzing the plurality of features for the listing using the booking price, using a second trained machine learning model to determine a listing-level probability of booking the listing on the given date, and generating a final probability of booking by combining the cluster-level probability of booking and the listing-level probability of booking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Airbnb, Inc.
    Inventors: Peng Ye, Fan Yang
  • Patent number: 11301794
    Abstract: A computer implemented method and system of calculating labor resources for a network of nodes in an omnichannel distribution system. Input parameters are received from a computing device of a user. Historical data related to a network of nodes is received, from a data repository. A synthetic scenario is determined based on the received input parameters and the historical data. For each node, key parameters are identified and set based on a multi-objective optimization, wherein the multi-objective optimization includes a synthetic inventory allocation to the node based on the synthetic scenario. A synthetic labor efficiency is determined for the node from the synthetic scenario. Labor resources are calculated based on the synthetic inventory allocation for the synthetic scenario. The labor resources of at least one node are displayed on a user interface of a user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yada Zhu, Xuan Liu, Brian Leo Quanz, Ajay Ashok Deshpande, Ali Koc, Lei Cao, Yingjie Li
  • Patent number: 11301807
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a novel system for using a distributed register to conduct, manage, and store resource tracking data. In particular, computing systems may be used to perform assessments on and track various diagnostic parameters for a fleet of resources within an enterprise environment and store the data records within the distributed register. Data may be received in a periodic manner, event-based manner, or a continuous manner from on-board diagnostic components of the resources. The system may further comprise one or more distributed register interjectors which may trigger the addition of updated data records for one or more resources in the distributed register. In this way, the system provides for a highly efficient way to track and analyze resource data and forecast value and condition of resources belonging to the entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christine Meloro Hill, Manu Jacob Kurian, Lalit Dhawan, Robert N. Gridley, G. Alister Bazaz
  • Patent number: 11294368
    Abstract: A process for modifying vehicle performance parameters for one or more kinematic functions while executing an assigned task is disclosed. The process comprises receiving, for an industrial vehicle, a job specification and decomposing the job specification into a workflow model, with the workflow model defining the tasks of the industrial vehicle. The process further comprises associating the tasks with a kinematic model. The kinematic model is generated by identifying the kinematic function of the industrial vehicle, receiving constraints associated with an operation of the industrial vehicle, and computing a cutback curve for a parameter of the kinematic function. The kinematic model is applied to the workflow model. The performance parameter of the industrial vehicle is modified based on the applied kinematic model to the workflow model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Crown Equipment Corporation
    Inventors: Jacob J. Thomson, Lisa Wong, Lucas B. Waltz
  • Patent number: 11295163
    Abstract: A camera on a robot is used to acquire images of a shelving unit. Locations of labels are detected and cropped from the images to form segments. The segments are analyzed to obtain scan descriptions, without decoding barcodes on the labels. The scan descriptions are compared to catalog descriptions to match scan descriptions to catalog descriptions. Products can then be mapped within an environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Scandit AG
    Inventors: Bernd Schoner, Thibault Priquel, Oliver Akermann, Luc Humair
  • Patent number: 11295264
    Abstract: A method predicts a derivable event in a logistic network. The method includes generating a Bayesian network describing a structure of at least a part of a logistic network. A query is received for the derivable event that depends on a combination of base events in the logistic network. The Bayesian network is instantiated for a plurality of points in time. A prediction of the derivable event is deduced from the instantiated Bayesian network by use of complex event processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Ralf Hansen, Thomas Hubauer, Steffen Lamparter, Raffaello Lepratti
  • Patent number: 11295324
    Abstract: Methods and systems for forecasting demand for a plurality of items are provided. In particular, the demand forecasting system and methods described herein are useful for predicting demand of products in a retail context. Forecast models are built and used to score incoming sales data to predict future demand for items. Forecast models are validated by evaluating actual demand against predicted demand and using that information to inform how future ensemble forecast will be generated. Forecasts may be broken down into smaller components to satisfy a variety of requests for data from client applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Morgan, Anand Das, Samir H Shah, Phillip Yelland
  • Patent number: 11288631
    Abstract: Among other things, product data is repeatedly communicated from an application on a device associated with a retail location to a server of a platform controlled independently of the application on the device. The product data identifies (a) current numbers of units of products available for retail customers at the retail location and (b) purchasing behavior of retail customers of the retail location with respect to combinations of the products. The retail location is repeatedly restocked with additional units of products to maintain the products in an in-stock state, the additional units have been received in deliveries made from one or more upstream product distribution entities based on predictions facilitated by the server of future demand for the products by retail customers of the retail location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Jane Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Socrates Munaf Rosenfeld, Abraham Munaf Rosenfeld, Benjamin Aaron Green, Scott Robert Tracy-Inglis, Howard Hong, Simon James Roddy
  • Patent number: 11288630
    Abstract: One variation of a method for maintaining perpetual inventory within a store includes: accessing a radar scan of an inventory structure within a store; accessing an optical image of the inventory structure; identifying a product type associated with the slot in a region of the optical image; retrieving a volumetric definition of the product type; locating a slot volume defining the slot in the radar scan; extracting a volumetric representation of a set of product units intersecting the slot volume in the radar scan; segmenting the volumetric representation by the volumetric definition to calculate a quantity of the set of product units occupying the slot; and updating a stock record of the store to reflect the quantity of the set of product units occupying the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Simbe Robotics, Inc.
    Inventors: Durgesh Tiwari, Bradley Bogolea, Jariullah Safi, Kanchan Bahirat
  • Patent number: 11288664
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for processing a transaction are disclosed. The method includes receiving an original card number used for a request of processing a transaction; calculating a hash value corresponding to the original card number based on the original card number, and acquiring an index card number corresponding to the original card number based on the hash value corresponding to the original card number; and sending the index card number to an entity that processes the transaction to enable the entity to process the transaction based on the index card number. The present disclosure creates corresponding index card numbers for a number of original card numbers in a system respectively, which ensures a one-to-one correspondence between the index card numbers and the original card numbers in the case of high concurrency and a convenient search for an encrypted credit card number whose password is changed frequently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jun Yin
  • Patent number: 11276047
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method including: creating, by a computer device, a database record for a user in a computer-based immutable ledger; updating, by the computer device, the database record with a beginning amount of fuel when the user rents a vehicle; receiving, by the computer device, fuel purchase information from a fuel dispenser at a filling station; updating, by the computer device, the database record with the fuel purchase information; updating, by the computer device, the database record with an ending amount of fuel when the user returns the vehicle; determining, by the computer device, an amount of overpayment for fuel by the user; and updating, by the computer device, the database record with a credit based on the determined amount of overpayment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: KYNDRYL, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory J. Boss, Robert Roy Paar, Jeremy R. Fox, Kelley Anders
  • Patent number: 11276072
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method may include obtaining article information associated with the one or more articles; obtaining historical transactional data associated with purchasing the one or more articles; obtaining, via the one or more processors, article preference data associated with purchasing the one or more articles; determining, via the one or more processors, one or more assumptions based on the article preference data; determining, via the one or more processors, the quantity associated with purchasing the one or more articles based on the article information and the one or more assumptions; determining, via the one or more processors, the size distribution associated with purchasing the one or more articles based on the determined quantity, the historical transactional data, and the one or more assumptions; and transmitting, to a purchaser, a notification indicating the quantity and the size distribution associated with purchasing the one or more articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: CaaStle, Inc.
    Inventors: Shannah Rose Feldman, Jessica Kahan Dvorett
  • Patent number: 11275944
    Abstract: A mobile device is fitted with an extended reality (XR) software application program executing on a processor within an XR system, and optionally a camera. Via the XR software application program, various techniques are performed for interacting with a physical object via the XR environment. In particular, the XR software application program generates and displays visual representations of real-time metric data received from a data intake and query system along with auxiliary data received from an asset management system. In addition, the XR software application program detects user interactions with the XR environment. In response, the XR software application generates messages directed to the asset management system. The messages include commands to update the auxiliary data associated with the physical object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: SPLUNK INC.
    Inventors: Devin Bhushan, Jesse Chor, Sammy Lee, Glen Wong