Accounting Patents (Class 705/30)
  • Patent number: 10255112
    Abstract: A host system reallocates resources in a virtual computing environment by first receiving a request to reallocate a first quantity of a first resource type. Next, potential trade-off groups are evaluated and a trade-off group is selected based on the evaluation. The selected trade-off group includes a set of applications running in the virtual computing environment that can use one or more alternate resource types as a substitute for the first quantity of the first resource type. After the selection, the host system reallocates the first quantity of the first resource type from the trade-off group. This reallocation may be made from the trade-off group to either a first application running in the virtual computing environment or the host system itself. If the reallocation is to the host system, then the total quantity of the first resource type allocated to applications running in the virtual computing environment is thereby reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory J. Boss, Seyyed Vahid Hashemian, Ton A. Ngo, Thomas K. Truong
  • Patent number: 10255641
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods, articles of manufacture and computerized systems for identifying or alerting a user of certain data in electronic tax returns. A computerized tax return preparation system including a tax return preparation software application executed by a computing device receives first and second tax data and populates respective fields of the electronic tax return. The system executes a predictive model such as logistic regression, naive bayes, K-means clustering, clustering, k-nearest neighbor, and neural networks. First tax data is an input into the predictive model, which generates an output, which is compared with second tax data. An alert is generated when the second tax data does not satisfy pre-determined criteria relative to the first output generated by the predictive model. The same or other predictive model may be used as additional tax data is received for subsequent tax data analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: INTUIT INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan Goldman, Massimo Mascaro, William T. Laaser
  • Patent number: 10242408
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a method may include receiving, at a server, onboard diagnostic data associated with an operational state of a vehicle of a user; calculating vehicle-related trip expense data based on the vehicle trip distance data included in the onboard diagnostic data; generating a message including the vehicle-related trip expense data and wirelessly transmitting the message to a mobile device having an interface to present the vehicle-related trip expense data. The onboard diagnostic data may include vehicle trip distance data for a vehicle trip. The vehicle-related trip expense data may be based on a first cost rate associated with a first segment of the vehicle trip and a second rate associated with a second segment of the vehicle trip, and the calculating may be performed by a processor of the server. The onboard diagnostic data may be compatible with the OBD-II standard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Left Lane Network, Inc.
    Inventors: David Fleck, Don Harris
  • Patent number: 10242402
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for initiating online collections that includes determining a current status of an account held by an account holder, determining a real-time financial profile of the account holder using information on the banking institution computer systems and third party information providers and displaying a customized status message based on the account holder's financial profile. The method provides remediation options to the account holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.
    Inventors: Benjamin Soccorsy, Larry Tewell, Susanne Carr
  • Patent number: 10235719
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a centralized approach to multidimensional accounting are provided. Exemplary embodiments of systems and methods include the creation of GAAP-independent and GAAP-dependent posting documents in an accounting database. The GAAP-independent and GAAP-dependent posting documents may be stored separately in the accounting database, and a given GAAP-independent posting document may be associated with multiple GAAP-dependent posting documents, allowing for significant reductions in data volume and data reconciliation processing costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Lothar Muessler, Matthias Schauer, Frank Raebiger
  • Patent number: 10235668
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for receipt management includes receiving, using a mobile wallet stored on a mobile device of a user, receipts that include a record of transactions between the user and one or more merchants, the transactions being performed using the mobile wallet account of the user. The method includes receiving receipts for transactions that were not performed using the mobile wallet account of the user, the receipts being received from a user e-mail address, the receipts for non-mobile wallet transactions being received by the mobile wallet of the user. The method includes aggregating the mobile wallet receipts with the receipts of non-mobile wallet transactions and retrieving and displaying one or more of the mobile wallet receipts and the receipts of non-mobile wallet transactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.
    Inventors: Stephen M. Ellis, Michael J. Kennedy, Ashish Bhoopen Kurani, Melissa Lowry, Uma Meyyappan, Bipin Sahni, Nikolai Stroke
  • Patent number: 10235430
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses for activity pattern detection are described herein. Embodiments may process large amounts of data from a plurality of different database sources in order to detect events common to the data of the different database sources. Embodiments further perform data mining operations to detect patterns (e.g., two or more events appearing consecutively or non-consecutively), and present these patterns in a graphical user interface (GUI) to illustrate how a plurality of patterns may comprise a business scenario.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Sivakumar N, Tu Truong, Nalini Chandhi, Nethaji Tummuru, Manikanta Pachineelam, Mario Ponce, Chao Zhou, Rahul Kabra, Sakshi Chopra, Zhenhua Luo, Jaehun Jeong
  • Patent number: 10237298
    Abstract: One or more embodiments of techniques or systems for session management, security scoring, and friction management are provided herein. Sessions may be monitored for commonalities or other attributes or aspects and closed, terminated, or a freeze placed on additional sessions from being initiated. A security score may be provided which is indicative of how secure a user is with respect to one or more ways the user interacts with a resource. One or more suggested actions or score improvement strategies may be suggested to facilitate improvement of a security score for a user. Friction management may be provided by having one or more additional layers of security applied to an account of a user or an entity based on suspicious behavior or other factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Traci H. Nguyen, Nairobi N. Kim, Ian Jensen, Upul Hanwella, Brian J. Hanafee, Christopher Wayne Howser, Ajay Panikkar, Michael Chang
  • Patent number: 10230852
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for maintaining continuity of Diameter online charging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: HMD Global Oy
    Inventors: Richard Wisenoecker, Wei Hua Zhou
  • Patent number: 10219155
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for Network Monitoring System with Remote Access (10) are disclosed. A secured customer network (12) comprises computing resources that are connected together in an internal network (16). The secured customer network (12) is protected by a security perimeter (13) which prevents access by unauthorized devices outside the perimeter (13). This internal network (16) is connected to a secured customer network monitor 18, which is, in turn, connected to an intelligence engine (20) and to a security broker (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: NETREO, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Mervin Anderson, Kevin Patrick Kinsey, James Matthew Mancini
  • Patent number: 10210514
    Abstract: A method and system for processing DDA payment transactions including generating a private virtual identifier, associating the private virtual identifier with a DDA, and generating a public virtual identifier associated with the private virtual identifier. The method can also include distributing the public virtual identifier to consumers, receiving a DDA payment request from a billing entity including the public virtual identifier, retrieving the private virtual identifier in response to receipt of the public virtual identifier, and processing the DDA payment request using the private virtual identifier to facilitate payment to the billing entity on behalf of the consumer. The method and system also authenticates the identity of a user during a transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Paul Musser, Patricia Preston, Richard Rozbicki, Julie Delker, Dennis J. Hill
  • Patent number: 10204329
    Abstract: A system and method effecting payment for POS purchases includes a database in which a unique code is associated with one of one or more electronic payment systems specified by a customer having one of a plurality of enterprise membership service identification codes stored in the database that uniquely identifies the customer as one of a plurality of shopper members of an enterprise membership service program associated with a retail enterprise. In response to receipt by an input device of a point-of-sale system of the retail enterprise of a manually-supplied code as part of a transaction for the purchase of one or more items, a processor processes payment for the one or more items using the one of the one or more electronic payment systems if the manually-supplied code matches the unique code associated with the one of the one or more electronic payment systems in the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Meijer, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Pugh, Elmer L. Robinson, Jr., David Scott Pallas, K. Michael Ross
  • Patent number: 10198228
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for managing a print job archive. The system includes a plurality of databases that store print job properties, wherein at least one database is designated to record the print job properties as a function of a predetermined characteristic of the print job. The system also includes an interface that receives multiple print jobs, and a data distribution module coupled with the plurality of databases and the interface. For each of the multiple print jobs, the data distribution module categorizes the print job based on at least one predetermined characteristic, identifies a database among the plurality of databases that is designated for the print jobs as a function of the at least one predetermined characteristic, and stores the print jobs in the identified database as a function of the at least one predetermined characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Leonard Corning Lahey, Adam Swartz, Brent James Winters
  • Patent number: 10200394
    Abstract: A system and method for investigating trust scores. A trust score is calculated based on peer transfers, a graphical user interface displays actuatable elements associated with a first peer transfer from the peer transfers, in response to receiving an indication the first actuatable element has been actuated, recalculating the trust score without the first peer transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Alex Grigoryan, Avinash Gangadharan, Akshay Peshave, Michael Morgan, Rhys Howell
  • Patent number: 10186001
    Abstract: A computer system for generating and sending customized reminders having at least a server having a processor, operating system, memory, database and an application for generating and sending customized reminders to users comprising processor-executable instructions stored on a non-transitory processor-readable medium that when executed by the processor enables the computer system to perform operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventor: Ramona Rae Root-Scimeme
  • Patent number: 10182151
    Abstract: A system and method that includes receiving a call from a customer; determining, in response to receiving the call, interactions with the customer and relevant business objects relating to the interactions; and presenting, simultaneously in a user interface display pane, representations of the interactions and the relevant business objects relating to the interactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Carsten Busch, Christian Klumpp
  • Patent number: 10181162
    Abstract: Automated provisioning, according to one example embodiment, enables a mutual customer to establish an intelligent and automated connection between an accounting software system and their financial institution. For example, this might be achieved by allowing a financial institution customer to make feeds from their bank accounts available to the accounting software system within financial internet software (e.g., hosted and operated by the customer's financial institution). Once a customer selects the bank account(s) they want to share with the accounting software system, they are passed along to the accounting software system to link the selected bank account with an account they have set up in the accounting software system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Xero Limited
    Inventors: Rodney Kenneth Drury, Matthew John Vickers
  • Patent number: 10182027
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of a device that focuses messages is described. In an exemplary method, the device receives a first and second group of message. The device further selects a related message from the second group of messages that is related to each message in the first group. This selecting is based on an affinity group, where the affinity group includes a message address that occurs in at least one of the messages in the second group and the affinity group is determined using the message addresses contained in the first and second groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne Loofbourrow, Yan Arrouye
  • Patent number: 10176512
    Abstract: An approach is provided for processing electronic data across network devices. One or more text fields represented in image data that represents an electronic document are compared to data from a first external system. If the one or more text fields represented in the image data do not match the data from the first external system, then the one or more text fields represented in the image data are designated for special processing. If the one or more text fields represented in the image data match the data from the first external system, then the electronic document is designated as verified. The approach also includes the ability for a user to supplement image data with additional data, such as codes used by business organizations, and for automatic correction of errors in text fields using data maintained by the first external system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Kaoru Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10169749
    Abstract: A computer implemented system and method are disclosed involving technological advancements in the processing of electronic transaction processing results. The system may comprise a computer apparatus implementing a checking account system, a savings account system, a merchant account and investment account on a funds management system, and one or more computer systems and mobile devices including a communication interface, processor, memory storing computer-executable instructions, and savings modules. Reward amounts may be calculated based on various techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Usha Narayana, Kimberly Belle Summerrow, Jared J. Blackburn, Shaun G. Hunter, Van A. Noles
  • Patent number: 10169820
    Abstract: A computer implemented system and method are disclosed involving technological advancements in the processing of electronic transaction processing results. The system may comprise a computer apparatus implementing a checking account system, a savings account system, a merchant account and investment account on a funds management system, and one or more computer systems and mobile devices including a communication interface, processor, memory storing computer-executable instructions, and savings modules. Reward amounts may be calculated based on various techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Usha Narayana, Kimberly Belle Summerrow
  • Patent number: 10171509
    Abstract: A blockchain may store transactions which should were not intended to be recorded due to inappropriate content or unwanted subject matter submitted by malicious users. A method may also include one or more of identifying a blockchain transaction, processing content of the blockchain transaction to identify prohibited content, and determining whether to approve or disapprove the blockchain transaction based on the content of the blockchain transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sheehan Anderson, Binh Q. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10159061
    Abstract: A wireless transmit receive unit (WTRU) may perform provide a report to a network. The WTRU may include a processor that is configured to receive a measurement configuration from the network, where the measurement configuration indicates a threshold and a resource pool on which to perform measurements. The resources pool may be used for communication between one or more mobile device. The processor may be configured to perform measurements on the resource pool and determine whether an energy level for the resource pool is above the threshold for a duration of time. The processor may also be configured to send a report to the network indicating that the energy level for the resource pool is above the threshold for the predetermined duration of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuxin Zhao, Diana Pani, Ghyslain Pelletier, Paul Marinier, Benoit Pelletier, Samian Kaur
  • Patent number: 10157376
    Abstract: A battery rental kiosk system is provided. The system allows for batteries to be rented or purchased for mobile devices that may require a battery recharge. In one embodiment, the system may allow a customer to rent the battery for a predetermined time period and charge a customer credit card periodically at the expiration of the time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Inventor: John Aloe
  • Patent number: 10156975
    Abstract: A method displays a chart and a visual analytic object superimposed on the chart. The chart displays visual marks representing a data set, displayed according to contents of displayed shelf regions, which determine characteristics of the chart. The analytic object corresponds to an analytic operation applied to the data set. The method detects a first input on the analytic object, and displays a moveable icon corresponding to the analytic object while maintaining display of the analytic object. The method also detects a second input on the moveable icon, and moves the moveable icon over a first shelf region. Upon ceasing to detect the input, the method updates the content of the first shelf region based on the analytic operation, and updates the chart according to updated content of the first shelf region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Tableau Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Jun Kim, Christopher Richard Stolte, Jock Douglas Mackinlay, Robin Stewart, Bora Beran, Justin Talbot, Marc Rueter
  • Patent number: 10146836
    Abstract: Systems and methods for reclaiming and reusing primary key values are provided. According to one embodiment, multiple unused primary key values of a database application are reclaimed by a key generator by locating a gap in a sequence of a primary key column of the database application. Reuse of the reclaimed unused primary key values is facilitated by the key generator by returning a reclaimed unused primary key value responsive to a request from the database system for a new primary key value for the primary key column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Dillon Software Services, LLC
    Inventor: David M. Dillon
  • Patent number: 10149166
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software can be used to verify a certificate. In some aspects, a request to connect to a Virtual Private Network (VPN) server is received from an application on a mobile device. A certificate of the VPN server is obtained at the mobile device. A device-level certificate verification for the certificate is performed. Whether an application-level certificate verification is provisioned for the application is determined. In response to determining that the application-level certification verification is provisioned, the application-level certificate verification for the certificate is performed. In response to verifying that the certificate passes the application-level certificate verification, the mobile device is connected to the VPN server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Elliott Michael Guy Mazzuca, Chang Fung Yang, Jason Songbo Xu, Chi Chiu Tse
  • Patent number: 10140269
    Abstract: A tweak and view mode may be used by a user to see an effect of a proposed change to a document before the change is committed to the document. The application may automatically navigate to different portions of the document and/or display different sections of the document. Instead of the user having to search for the portion of the document affected by the change, the changed portions are determined for the user. The portions may be automatically displayed to the user and/or the user may determine when to move to each different portion that changed as a result of the proposed change. The proposed change may be accepted/rejected by the user. For example, a User Interface (UI) element may be selected by the user to either accept the change or reject the change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Vogel, Avijit Sinha, Olivier Destrebecq
  • Patent number: 10140666
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for the targeted gathering of tax data for use with tax preparation software includes a computing device presenting to the user a plurality of interview questions or statements. The computing device creates a user profile based on the responses to the interview questions or statements. The computing device identifies highly relevant tax topics based on user profile and executes a user interface manager to automatically generate interview questions or statements on said highly relevant tax topics. The user then confirms whether other tax topics apply to the user. The computing device executes a tax calculation engine of the tax preparation software configured to compute a tax liability or refund amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventors: Gang Wang, Kevin M. McCluskey, Luis F. Cabrera
  • Patent number: 10127501
    Abstract: A system and method for determining confidence scores for accounts based on peer-to-peer interactions. One or more clustering algorithms are applied to a database of peer-to-peer interactions to identify and group related peer-to-peer interactions. A classifying algorithm is applied to a group resulting from the one or more clustering algorithms that classifies each peer-to-peer interaction within the group based on one or more relationships between the peer-to-peer interactions with the group. A score is provided to each transaction in the group based at least in part on the classification. The system uses the score to change functionality of at least one of the accounts associated with one of the transactions and/or provides information regarding the trustworthiness of a user of an account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Alex Grigoryan, Avinash Gangadharan, Akshay Peshave, Michael Morgan, Rhys Howell
  • Patent number: 10120403
    Abstract: A region information management unit of an energy management system manages at least part of information about a plurality of small regions that each partially include a plurality of power consumers. Each of the plurality of small regions partially overlaps at least any of the other small regions of the plurality of small regions. The region information management unit manages information about at least one belonging region of the plurality of small regions. The one power consumer belongs to the at least one belonging region. The region information management unit manages information specifying, in addition to the one power consumer, at least one other power consumer of the plurality of power consumers. The other power consumer belongs to the at least one belonging region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshito Nishita
  • Patent number: 10121208
    Abstract: Techniques for utilizing thematic repositories for transaction management are described herein. The techniques may include receiving data associated with at least one transaction, and associating at least a subset of the data with at least one thematic repository of a plurality of thematic repositories. An individual thematic repository of the plurality of thematic repositories may be configured to aggregate data from a plurality of transactions that are individually determined to be associated with a theme of the individual thematic repository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Paybook, Inc.
    Inventor: Gerardo Trevino Rojas
  • Patent number: 10120724
    Abstract: A method and system for automatically metering a distributed file system node is provided. The method includes receiving data associated with jobs for execution via a distributed file system. Characteristics of the jobs are uploaded and policy metrics data associated with hardware usage metering is retrieved. Resource requests associated with hardware resource usage are retrieved and attributes associated with the resource requests are uploaded. The policy metrics data is analyzed and a recommendation circuit is queried with respect to the resource requests. A set of metrics of the policy metrics data associated with the resource requests is determined and a machine learning circuit is updated. Utilized hardware resources are determined with respect to the hardware usage metering and said resource requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sudeep Badjatia, Rajarshi Bhose, Bijoy Deb, Ripon Nandi
  • Patent number: 10115123
    Abstract: A report execution engine processes reports for evaluating advertising campaigns. The report execution engine maintains a plurality of generators, each generator including instructions to generate execution plans for one or more columns of a report. The report execution engine uses different generators for generating sub-plans for processing columns of the report. A generator generates a sub-plan for processing a column of the report and invokes other generators for generating sub-plans for remaining columns of the report. The generator receives a sub-plan for the remaining columns of the report from another generator and generates a combined execution plan based on the sub-plans. An execution plan comprises a hierarchical structure of nodes, each node representing a portion of computation of the report. The report execution engine generates the report based on the execution plan and sends the results for presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason George McHugh, Sean Michael Snyder
  • Patent number: 10116487
    Abstract: A browsing process is directed to the management of interactions with representations of rendered and unprocessed content. A client computing device requests a first network resource from a network computing component. The network computing component processes the requested content for display, and provides a processing result corresponding to a processed representation of the requested content to the client computing device. The client computing device may send user interaction data based on user interactions with the representation to the network computing component for processing. The client computing device may receive an unprocessed second network resource, and process a user interaction with a representation of the second network resource locally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew L. Trahan, Jonathan A. Jenkins, Brett R. Taylor, Adam J. Overton
  • Patent number: 10115041
    Abstract: A system for processing a text capture operation is described. The system receives text captured from a rendered document in the text capture operation. The system also receives supplemental information distinct from the captured text. The system determines an action to perform in response to the text capture operation based upon both the captured text and the supplemental information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Martin T. King, Dale L. Grover, Clifford A. Kushler, James Q. Stafford-Fraser
  • Patent number: 10115088
    Abstract: Embodiments provide systems, methods, processes, computer program code and means for using mobile devices to conduct payment transactions at merchant locations including brick and mortar locations and remote locations as well as for person to person transactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventor: Kevin Laracey
  • Patent number: 10110721
    Abstract: A vehicle system, for implementation at a subject vehicle, including a vehicle storage component having a device-discovery module that, when executed by a vehicle processing unit, determines, using vehicle communication hardware, presence of non-subject-vehicle devices. The storage component also includes a service-discovery module that, when executed, uses the communication hardware in determining needs of various devices including any of the non-subject-vehicle devices and any vehicle device. The storage component also includes a resource-discovery module that, when executed, determines what resources amongst the various devices available to serve the needs determined. The component also includes a grouping module that, when executed, establishes one or more groups amongst the various devices, yielding grouped devices of the various devices. The storage may also include a role-assignment module, a maintenance module, a soft-state-refresh module, and a broker module including an auction-and-bid protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Fan Bai, Dan Shan, Lakshmi V. Thanayankizil, John Sergakis, David P. Pop
  • Patent number: 10109019
    Abstract: As part of an accounting function calculation, work is distributed among a plurality of tasks for execution in parallel. Pinpoint queries run within the tasks return pinpoint accounting cost senders associated with a given accounting cost receiver. The database can be organized to handle repeated multiple pinpoint queries. Superior performance can result compared to an approach that attempts to match senders with receivers in a common task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Peter Himmighoefer, Lubos Cus
  • Patent number: 10089375
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the present invention, during database replication from a source database to a target database, operations applied to the source database are transferred as target operations and applied to the target database. A request from a requestor to idle a specified database object is received during the database replication. In response to receiving the request, transference of the target operations for the specified database object from the source database to the target database is terminated and target operations for the specified database object on the target database are monitored. In response to no target operations being applied to the specified database object on the target database, replication of the specified database object is suspended and the requestor is notified when the idling of the specified database object has completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mohamed M. Ahmed, Laura A. Cuell, Phillip R. Koza, Victor L. Szabo
  • Patent number: 10083216
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the present invention, during database replication from a source database to a target database, operations applied to the source database are transferred as target operations and applied to the target database. A request from a requestor to idle a specified database object is received during the database replication. In response to receiving the request, transference of the target operations for the specified database object from the source database to the target database is terminated and target operations for the specified database object on the target database are monitored. In response to no target operations being applied to the specified database object on the target database, replication of the specified database object is suspended and the requestor is notified when the idling of the specified database object has completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mohamed M. Ahmed, Laura A. Cuell, Phillip R. Koza, Victor L. Szabo
  • Patent number: 10082439
    Abstract: A system for monitoring the center of gravity of an aircraft includes receiving flight plan information regarding a flight plan of an aircraft indicative of planned events to occur during operation of the aircraft; predicting a center of gravity of the aircraft during operation of the aircraft based on the flight plan information; plotting a center of gravity curve based on the predicted center of gravity of the aircraft on a display, the center of gravity curve including a plurality of markers, each marker corresponding to one of the planned events, the location of each marker on the center of gravity curve indicating when during the operation of the aircraft the event is planned to occur, one of the events indicating an in-flight event; and updating the plotted center of gravity curve in real-time during operation of the aircraft based on an actual center of gravity of the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: ROCKWELL COLLINS, INC.
    Inventors: Benjamin M. Helppi, Douglas M. McCormick, Marc Ayala
  • Patent number: 10068572
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus, which includes a voice input receiver configured to receive a voice input of user, a signal processor configured to recognize and process the received voice input received through the voice input receiver, a buffer configured to store the voice input, and a controller configured to determine whether a voice recognition function of the signal processor is activated and control the signal processor to recognize the voice input stored in the buffer in response to the voice recognition function being determined to be activated. The controller is further configured to store the received voice input in the buffer in response to the received voice input being input through the voice input receiver while the voice recognition function is not activated, so that the received voice input is recognized by the signal processor when the voice recognition function is activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chan-hee Choi, Kyung-mi Park, Hee-seob Ryu, Chan-sik Bok
  • Patent number: 10057274
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method for profiling client systems may include (1) identifying one or more administrative categories used to categorize clients according to system profiles of the clients, (2) collecting attribute information that associates one or more client attributes with the administrative category, (3) generating, based at least in part on the association between the client attribute and the administrative category, an association scoring protocol that estimates an association strength between clients and the administrative category, (4) assigning, based on the association scoring protocol, an association score to one or more clients, (5) determining, based on the association score being above a threshold, that the client should be associated with the administrative category, and (6) initiating one or more customized administrative actions for the client, based at least in part by the association of the client with the administrative category.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Alejandro Roundy, Leylya Bilge, Christopher Gates
  • Patent number: 10057385
    Abstract: Providing message connectivity between a first network using a first protocol and a second network using a second protocol includes, if a message is received from the first network, the message is processed using one or more digital signal processors, a destination in the second network is determined, the processed message is logged and translated into the second protocol, and the translated message is sent to the destination in the second network. If the message is received from the second network, the message is translated into the first protocol, a destination in the first network is determined, the translated message is logged and processed using one or more digital signal processors, and the processed message is sent to the destination in the first network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Open Invention Network, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin V. Nguyen, Monica Rose Martino
  • Patent number: 10037347
    Abstract: A method for reconciling transactions iteratively by segregating data into homogeneous data sets. The method includes acquiring transactions from two or more systems and comparing with a set of configurable predefined matching rules. Applying, based on the result of the comparison, one or more rules on the acquired transactions. The transactions of the two or more systems are scanned and a user defined function is applied on the transactions of the two systems. A value of the user defined function is calculated. If the value of the user defined function is residual value, a configurable criteria is applied on the value of the user defined function. A residual transaction is created in one of the systems and the value of the user defined function is recalculated. If the value of the user defined function is null value, indicates the transactions are reconciled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Infosys Limited
    Inventors: Santanu Saha, Pritamjeet Sarangi, Ashwin Repakula Nagaraj, Mousum Kumar, Sanat Kanungo, Annapurna Samanta, Kaushik Ghosh, Suryanarayan Panda
  • Patent number: 10026046
    Abstract: A computer modeling apparatus and method optimize refinery operations. Included are an input module enabling user specification of inventory information including at least one rundown component, and user specification of refinery product commitments, and a processor routine executable by a computer and coupled to the input module. The processor routine, in response to the user specification, sequences refinery operations into a schedule that matches refinery commitments with inventory and unit rundown operations, wherein the refinery operations include refinery operations events, and provides on output a display of the schedule in a manner enabling optimized refinery operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Aspen Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Dimitrios Varvarezos, Hong Chan, Stacy Janak
  • Patent number: 10025797
    Abstract: A non-conventional method and system used with computerized ledgers provides advantages of computing efficiencies, data security, and universal use. The system, method, and computer readable storage medium for storing, creating, monitoring, managing, and modifying measurement, descriptive differences, and parameters of the records of distributed computerized ledgers works through a separation and linkage of stacked modular data storage and processing. Electronic transaction records reside on distributed ledgers and modifying measurement and descriptive differences reside in decentralized or centralized storage, where computers and related networks are improved with increased functionality through increased transaction speeds, decreased data transmissions, increased security, and improved modifiable functionality. The separation of parallel layered storage and modularity of design enable the system to perform a wide range of functionality while maintaining homogeneity with the distributed computerized ledger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: True Return Systems LLC
    Inventor: Jack Fonss
  • Patent number: 10019714
    Abstract: A system for providing card account controls and purchase impact information may comprise at least one subsystem that receives information regarding a potential purchase of a customer, and at least one subsystem that provides potential purchase impact information to the customer based on the information regarding the potential purchase of the customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Wayne Maurice Hartman, Bradly Jay Billman
  • Patent number: 10019588
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to systems and/or methods for providing enhanced control over potentially sensitive data sharable among and/or between different parties. For example, certain example embodiments provide views into computer-enabled workflows managed by external parties, including views into what sensitive data has been accessed, who has accessed it, etc., e.g., throughout the lifecycle of a product granted on the basis of an analysis of such data. A computer-enabled system for automatically assessing received sensitive data in accordance with one or more digitized rule sets also is provided in certain example embodiments, as are computer-mediated tools for helping to automatically, semi-automatically, and/or manually resolve issues detected in the assessments, e.g., via enhanced communication and collaboration, among and/or between parties to a transaction, as well as third-parties who indirectly are involved in the transaction. The data remains secure and traceable, e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: FINLOCKER LLC
    Inventors: Bryan D. Garcia, Peter P. Esparrago