Bill Preparation Patents (Class 705/34)
  • Patent number: 11501549
    Abstract: A hybrid rule-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) document processing system processes a non-editable document with at least one invoice to accurately extract data from tables in the invoices. The non-editable document is preprocessed for conversion into a markup format and pages including the invoice are identified. The invoice is processed via a document process by parsing the pages in different directions to generate a first set of predictions and via a block process wherein logical information blocks from the invoice are processed to generate a second set of predictions. The missing entries from a selected table are identified by applying rules to the first set of predictions and the second set of predictions. Any discrepancy between the missing entry values between the first and second set of predictions are resolved and the resulting data is exported to downstream systems for further uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: ACCENTURE GLOBAL SOLUTIONS LIMITED
    Inventors: Sawani Bade, Srinivasan Ponpathirkoottam Raghavan, Samatha Kottha, Shruti Chhabra, Praneeth Medhatithi Shishtla, Debayan Chakraborty, Sreerekha T. V., Himani Bhatt, Amit Nandi, Akanksha Juneja, Soubhagya Ranjan Mohapatra, Ashok Kumar Shivarajan, Kedar Bhat, Karthick Selvamuthukumaran
  • Patent number: 11500346
    Abstract: An Apparatus System comprising the following: A Sustainable Hydro Electric Structured Water low-energy pumping mechanism to move water uphills. An Alternative Energy Booster Apparatus, providing additional electricity to batteries, increasing electricity from Solar Panels. Programmable Computer Controller's with integrated processes for distribution of Virtual Currency, from Crypto Mining for Distribution of Assets. An apparatus for generating electricity from a plurality of solar panels in rack mounting structure utilizing mirror tracking apparatus. An Apparatus for Multiple Cell Electricity Generation with Battery Storage and Electricity Generation Switching and Pumping Apparatus System combined. An Apparatus and Mechanism for Hugelkultur Farming, combined with Solar Panel racking. A Hybrid Apparatus for air heating, cooling and additional electricity generation, with structured water conditioning components including temperature controlled heating and cooling created from solar photo voltaic modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Inventor: David Valin
  • Patent number: 11483241
    Abstract: Systems and methods for network traffic metering credit distribution and packet processing in a network device having multiple processing units are provided. According to an embodiment, management of multiple meters is distributed among multiple processing units of a network device. Each meter is implemented in a form of a master entry and a slave entry. Responsive to receipt by one of the processing units of a packet subject to rate-limiting by a meter, an action to be taken on the packet is made with reference to a slave entry managed by the processing unit based on available credit of the slave entry. When the action indicates the packet is to be passed: (i) credits associated with passing the packet are deducted from the available credit; and (ii) the packet is passed to a subsequent stage of packet processing; otherwise, the packet is dropped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Fortinet, Inc.
    Inventors: Mengchen Yu, Guansong Zhang
  • Patent number: 11470202
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the field of communication technologies. In one example charging method, a gateway manages, by using customer as a granularity, charging information of a plurality of devices of a customer that are currently connected to the gateway, and establishes one customer-level charging session or customer level Charging Data Record (CDR) for each customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xiaoqian Chai
  • Patent number: 11467878
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for orchestration of computations using a remote repository are disclosed. A representation of one or more inputs to a computation is stored in a repository. The computation is assigned to one or more hosts of a plurality of hosts. A representation of program code executable to perform the computation is stored in the repository. A local copy of the one or more inputs is stored on the one or more hosts. The computation is initiated on the one or more hosts using the program code and the local copy of the one or more inputs. The computation is initiated for a plurality of keys. The computation succeeds for one or more keys after the computation has failed for one or more other keys. A representation of one or more outputs of the computation is stored in the repository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Marvin Michael Theimer, Julien Jacques Ellie, Colin Watson, Ullas Sankhla, Swapandeep Singh, Kerry Hart, Paul Anderson, Brian Dahmen, Suchi Nandini, Yunhan Chen, Shu Liu, Arjun Raman, Yuxin Xie, Fengjia Xiong
  • Patent number: 11468379
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for predicting the effects of acceleration on a probability of a successful completion of a project. Specifically, one or more machine learning algorithms can be trained to predict the success of a project from a plurality of features, including at least one feature that is a function of an end date of the project. A set of projects can be selected from projects having expected end dates that do not fall within a desired window of time, each project having a first probability of success given the current end date. A second probability is calculated for each project at a machine learning platform that quantifies a chance that the project will be successful if completed within the window of time. A difference between the first probability and the second probability is determined for each project, and the projects are selected according to the difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alasdair Bailey, Meghann Agarwal, Tibor Meinczinger, Janet Barnes
  • Patent number: 11461814
    Abstract: Presented are methods and systems to universally assess composite utility consumption (1) in which a plurality of real-time and batch sensor readings such as from multiple disparate utility sensor data inputs (3) may be acquired and stored such as into a local device (2) or a central data warehouse (6). A composite utility estimated cost generator (9) can generate missing or uncorrelated data and a collected composite utility data information correlator (11) can correlate the data so it can be applied to determine some type of composite utility cost information. For real-time calculation, a disparate utility rate information accessor (8) can obtain multiple items of disparate rate information and this can use with correlated data to create a composite utility consumption and spend so a user can manage and control utility usage for a home, building, facility, plant, specific equipment, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Mountain Vector Energy, LLC
    Inventors: Steve R. Kiziuk, Robert Bruce Pitt, Paige A. Mankey, Madeline Rae Lamb
  • Patent number: 11430180
    Abstract: A damage identification (DI) system for identifying property damage may include a drone fleet including several autonomous or semi-autonomous drones communicatively coupled together and a DI computing device. Each drone may collect drone-collected damage data, including image data. The DI computing may assign a geographical region to the drone fleet. The drone fleet may automatically navigate to, and then within, the geographical region to detect potential damage to properties. The DI computing device may further receive drone-collected damage data associated with a property within the geographical region from the drone fleet when the drone fleet determines the property is actually or potentially damaged, generate aggregated damage data associated with the property based at least partially upon the drone-collected damage data, and/or store the aggregated damage data in a blockchain structure associated with the property for damage assessment of the property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventor: Matthew L. Floyd
  • Patent number: 11430082
    Abstract: A mechanism is described for facilitating inference coordination and processing utilization for machine learning at autonomous machines. A method of embodiments, as described herein, includes detecting, at training time, information relating to one or more tasks to be performed according to a training dataset relating to a processor including a graphics processor. The method may further include analyzing the information to determine one or more portions of hardware relating to the processor capable of supporting the one or more tasks, and configuring the hardware to pre-select the one or more portions to perform the one or more tasks, while other portions of the hardware remain available for other tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Abhishek R. Appu, Altug Koker, John C. Weast, Mike B. Macpherson, Linda L. Hurd, Sara S. Baghsorkhi, Justin E. Gottschlich, Prasoonkumar Surti, Chandrasekaran Sakthivel, Liwei Ma, Elmoustapha Ould-Ahmed-Vall, Kamal Sinha, Joydeep Ray, Balaji Vembu, Sanjeev Jahagirdar, Vasanth Ranganathan, Dukhwan Kim
  • Patent number: 11416948
    Abstract: An image is captured within an application transaction. Identifying information corresponding to the captured image is obtained and displayed for user confirmation. The identifying information is entered into an appropriate place within the transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Kyle S. Young
  • Patent number: 11418417
    Abstract: Stateful workloads executing on temporarily available resources of a cloud computing system can be managed. For example, a computing device can receive, from a scheduled unit executing on a temporarily available resource of a compute node in a cloud computing system, a state measurement indicating a size of a state of the scheduled unit. The computing device can receive, from the compute node, a safe state capacity that is a size of data capable of being saved in response to the temporarily available resource being unavailable. The computing device can determine the state measurement for the scheduled unit exceeds the safe state capacity. In response to determining the state measurement exceeds the safe state capacity, the computing device can transmit a command to the scheduled unit to perform a state-reduction operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: RED HAT, INC.
    Inventors: Yehoshua Salomon, Orit Wasserman
  • Patent number: 11416914
    Abstract: A centralized accounting system for invoice generation is described as a web-based portal accessible by parties of a supply chain finance relationship via one or more computer networks. The centralized system provides a computer-based, network accessible platform in which a customer and a vendor may negotiate and agree upon terms of a purchase order for products. The centralized system then approves the purchase order based on vendor and customer profile information, and sends a notification of the approved purchase order to a bank. The centralized system automatically generates a vendor invoice for the approved purchase order and submit the vendor invoice to the bank for payment according the terms of the supply chain finance relationship. The centralized system ensures that the vendor invoice is accurate for the approved purchase order. The centralized system may also automatically generate and submit a bank invoice to the customer for the approved purchase order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Kathryn Seabaugh, Rishabh Mallick, Philip Perry, Justin Sogge, Mandy Valdes, Rebecca Stoddard
  • Patent number: 11409847
    Abstract: Technology is disclosed herein for source-based authentication for a license of a license data structure. In at least one implementation, program instructions stored on one or more computer readable storage media, when executed by a processing system, direct the processing system to at least, responsive to a launch of an application, obtain a license file for the application, the license file comprising a user license. The processing system is further directed to determine authentication of the user license based on a source of the license file and, if the user license is authenticated, enable features of the application based on the user license and initiate presentation of the application in accordance with the enabled features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventor: Harold E. Beyel, III
  • Patent number: 11401917
    Abstract: The invention relates to a power plant controller for controlling wind turbine generators. More particularly, the invention relates to a method for compensating data obtained from measurements at a connection point to the grid in case of a communication failure where communication of such data is lost or becomes unreliable. The measured data are used in the power plant controller for determining setpoints for controlling the wind turbine generators' production of active and reactive power. In response to detection of a communication fault a new setpoint is determined independently of new measured grid data by reconfiguring parts of the power plant controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: VESTAS WIND SYSTEMS A/S
    Inventors: Jorge Martinez Garcia, Rasmus Lærke, Henrik Møller, Kouroush Nayebi, Rubin Panni, Chun Meng Heng
  • Patent number: 11403907
    Abstract: A system for operating an electric-vehicle charging station is proposed. The system is capable of preventing a general vehicle other than an electric vehicle from being parked in a parking station where the charging module for charging the electric vehicle is installed, preventing an electric vehicle from being parked in a charging station at a higher level than necessary, and eliminating the need for the driver of a subsequent vehicle to wait for charging in the charging station when there is a vehicle that is in a charging state in the charging station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignees: BLUE NETWORKS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Soon-Yong Noh
  • Patent number: 11398964
    Abstract: In some aspects, the disclosure is directed to methods and systems for latency-aware social networking. A media stream may be provided to a plurality of client devices, and transmission and processing latencies between each client device and one or more servers may be measured. Client devices may be organized into groups according to latency windows and, in some implementations, numbers of devices. A social networking system may provide real-time chat functionality to grouped client devices. Groups may be dynamically reorganized by latency and number as network and processing latencies change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Arkade, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Allan Fuchs, Bob Steven Berns, Joel Abraham Kort
  • Patent number: 11386116
    Abstract: The present technology pertains to a organization directory hosted by a synchronized content management system. The corporate directory can provide access to user accounts for all members of the organization to all content items in the organization directory on the respective file systems of the members' client devices. Members can reach any content item at the same path as other members relative to the organization directory root on their respective client device. In some embodiments novel access permissions are granted to maintain path consistency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Kleinpeter, Tony Xu, Akos Albert, Nils Bunger, Sam Jau, Conor Woods, Aaron Staley
  • Patent number: 11379805
    Abstract: A method to facilitate invoicing for transactions established utilizing a network-based transaction system includes supporting establishment of transactions between a plurality of entities in the network-based transaction system, and identifying as part of an invoice generation process, a plurality of transactions to which a first entity is a party. The method further includes identifying first and second transactions from the plurality of transactions that satisfy combinable criteria, and generating an invoice for at least the first and second transactions that satisfy the combinable criteria. The method can also be implemented in a system and on a machine-readable medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: EBAY INC.
    Inventors: Paul Fu, Erik Hansen, George Liang, Deborah Liu, Ngan-Ha D. Nguyen, Andrew Leigh Sandler
  • Patent number: 11375334
    Abstract: The present application discloses an improved transportation matching system, and corresponding methods and computer-readable media. According to disclosed embodiments, a transportation matching system receives a session indicator and device-based location. The system utilizes the received request and device-based location to identify and analyze historical transportation matching system information. The system then generates a confidence score based on this information that indicates a level of confidence that the device-based location is a pickup location associated with the request. If the generated confidence score exceeds a predetermined threshold, the system provides display components to a requestor computing device that enable confirmation of the transportation request with a single user interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Lyft, Inc.
    Inventors: Thaddeus Insuk Hwang, Charlie Lin, Yuanyuan Malek, Limin Shen
  • Patent number: 11368838
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a gateway system and a communication method. The gateway system includes: a control plane entity, connected or integrated with a mobility management network element, and configured to allocate an IP address to UE and configure a data path for connecting a user plane entity with an RAN, a PDN or another gateway; one or more user plane entities, located between the PDN and the RAN, independent of the control plane entity, configured to forward data on the data path configured by the control plane entity. The gateway system is composed of the control plane entity and the user plane entity which are independent of each other, the number of the user plane entities may be independently changed to adapt to the change of network traffic without replacing all gateway entities, the network deployment is more convenient and the cost is lower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shiyong Tan, Weihua Hu, Liping Yuan, Jin Zhang
  • Patent number: 11363046
    Abstract: Systems and methods that determine an anomaly in a network are provided. A monitoring engine is installed on a computing device that monitors network information and application information for data flows generated on the computing device and transmitted over a network and for data flows received by the computing device from the network. The network information includes an internet protocol (IP) source address, a source port, an IP destination address, a destination port, and a transport protocol, and a number of bytes sent or received by the flow. The application information includes a process identifier (ID), the threads ID, an application ID and/or a function call, arguments passed to the function, a stack trace of the function, etc., that application used to generate the data flows. The network information and application information can be used to identify the application, thread and/or a function that caused an anomaly in the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventor: Shiomi Boutnaru
  • Patent number: 11351884
    Abstract: Power to the box systems and methods are provided herein. An example system includes a human machine interface of a vehicle, a power to the box system of the vehicle, and a controller having a processor and a memory, the processor executing instructions stored in the memory to determine actuation of a power to the box system of a vehicle, determine usage parameters of the power to the box system of the vehicle during a period of use extending from the actuation to a terminating event, generate a message that includes information indicative of the usage parameters; and transmit the message to a receiving party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin James Rhodes
  • Patent number: 11353869
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for autonomous on-demand services that transport people products, or services from and to specific locations, and at specific times pre-defined within a specific geographically boundary. The “Defined Autonomous Services Platform” (DASP), creates, manages and executes a pre-planned program whereby an autonomous robot or fleet of autonomous robots that can consist of one or many Passenger Vehicle, Delivery Van, Commercial Truck, Robot Unit, Unmanned Ariel Vehicle (UAV), Drone, or other machine unit navigates land-based or aerial-based or maritime-based pre-defined routes within a geographical boundary, and perform a defined task or set of defined tasks completely in an automated way that requires no end-user intervention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Inventor: Jacob Mizrahi
  • Patent number: 11347559
    Abstract: A cost estimator system receives a plan, a configuration or proposed changes for a cloud-based infrastructure, and which include data representing one or more computing resources needed for a cloud-based application. A new configuration is generated for the cloud-based infrastructure incorporating the plan, configuration or proposed changes. A price resolver resolves a price of the resources that are part of the new configuration, and requests, from one or more cloud providers associated with the new configuration, price data for the resolved resources. The cost estimator system then generates, based on the price data received by the price resolver, a cost estimate for the new configuration of the cloud-based infrastructure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: HASHICORP
    Inventors: Mitchell Hashimoto, Armon Dadgar, Matthew Hooker, Paul Thrasher
  • Patent number: 11350255
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses may include a Billing System (BS) node, Charging System (CS) node, and a mediation node for managing Mobile Station International Subscriber Directory Numbers (MSISDN)s for a telecommunication network. The system may make an MSISDN available for reassignment immediately or shortly after (e.g., seconds, minutes, days, or weeks after) receiving a cancelation request associated with the MSISDN. For instance, upon receiving the cancelation request, the system may store a line identifier with an association to the MSISDN and/or an International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) in a line identifier database, and the system may delete the MSISDN/IMSI from a user account database. The system may receive a Telephone Account Procedure (TAP) Call Detail Record (CDR) associated with the MSISDN/IMSI after receiving the cancelation request. Accordingly, the system may use the line identifier stored in the line identifier database to generate a billing report corresponding to the TAP CDR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Murugappan Palaniappan
  • Patent number: 11348085
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for facilitating payment of a total amount comprising multiple future instalments by a customer (3), the method comprising: receiving, at an instalment payment server (5), an indication from a mobile device (7) associated with the customer (3) to set up the payment by the multiple future instalments; generating first authorisation data indicative of an authorisation of the multiple future instalments; sending the first authorisation data to a mobile device (7). The method may include displaying on the mobile device (7) an optical machine readable representation of the first authorisation data; and scanning, by a merchant POS system (13) associated with a merchant (11), the optical machine readable representation of the first authorisation data from the mobile device (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: AFTERPAY PTY LTD
    Inventors: Nicholas Molnar, David Whiteman
  • Patent number: 11348377
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are disclosed for vehicle entry through access point via mobile devices. An example vehicle includes a communication module to detect a first mobile device located in the vehicle, an RFID number determiner to identify a first RFID number associated with the first mobile device and a first RFID reader from an RFID database, and an RFID module to transmit the first RFID number to the first RFID reader to facilitate entry through a first access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Rachel Plafchan, Joshua Finney
  • Patent number: 11336638
    Abstract: A machine has a network interface circuit for connection with a network. A processor is connected to the network interface circuit. A memory is connected to the processor. The memory stores instructions executed by the processor to maintain primary contact information for a user, content delivery preferences for the user, and resource access credentials for the user, where the resource access credentials include an automatically generated user name and password to automatically access a resource connected to the network. Transaction details from the resource connected to the network are received. The content delivery preferences are applied to the transaction details to form a transaction record for the user. The transaction record is supplied to the user utilizing the primary contact information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: JOINESTY, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Yoskowitz, Stephen Yoskowitz, Andreas Imthurn, Elder Santos
  • Patent number: 11328305
    Abstract: Provided is a method for one or more businesses to provide services to customers using a network. Also provided is a network that comprises a plurality of nodes. At least some of the plurality of nodes store data that is necessary for one or more businesses to provide services to customers. At least some of the plurality of nodes can process data. Terminal devices associated with customers can be connected to at least one of the plurality of nodes. The method involves terminal devices being connected to one of the plurality of nodes and services being provided to customers by one or more business via the terminal devices and the network without going through the businesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignees: MUFG Bank, Ltd., Mitsubishi UFJ NICOS Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Riki Sugimoto, Yasushi Kuwabara
  • Patent number: 11315091
    Abstract: The invention relates to the field of making online payments by integrating social networks and payment networks to a seamless network. In particular, the invention leverages the information in the social network to conduct financial transactions. The best mode of the invention is considered to be a social payment network app that incorporates all or most of the functions of credit cards, internet banking and money order companies by using the data and functions already available in the social network. The invention provides better counterparty recognition, reduces the chance of fraud, or fraud, and provides a cheaper payment platform to consumers (110, 410) or small businesses while also reducing the administrative burden in making and paying purchases or reporting payments and/or expenses to third parties, such as the employer or tax administration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventor: Mikko Vaananen
  • Patent number: 11315100
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for partitioning mobile device transactions may include generating a machine-readable indicia encoded with transaction data for a transaction between a merchant and at least one user; receiving a transaction request message comprising the transaction value and a split payment identifier; initiating a programmatic timer for a time interval in response to receiving the transaction request message from the first mobile device; receiving at least one additional transaction request message prior to expiration of the time interval; partitioning the transaction value between each of the first user account and the at least one other user account based at least partially on the transaction request message; and generating a separate authorization request message for each of the first user account and the at least one other user account, each authorization request message comprising a partial transaction value representing a portion of the transaction value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Prasanth Yeddula, Ashwini Laxminarayana Tantry
  • Patent number: 11314250
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for autonomous on-demand services that transport people products, or services from and to specific locations, and at specific times pre-defined within a specific geographically boundary. The “Defined Autonomous Services Platform” (DASP), creates, manages and executes a pre-planned program whereby an autonomous robot or fleet of autonomous robots that can consist of one or many Passenger Vehicle, Delivery Van, Commercial Truck, Robot Unit, Unmanned Ariel Vehicle (UAV), Drone, or other machine unit navigates land-based or aerial-based or maritime-based pre-defined routes within a geographical boundary, and perform a defined task or set of defined tasks completely in an automated way that requires no end-user intervention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventor: Jacob Mizrahi
  • Patent number: 11301852
    Abstract: Embodiments transmit user account updates to a transacting party within an authorization response message without receiving or requesting an inquiry from the transacting party. Both the old account information and the new account information may be included in the authorization response message sent to the transacting party. Accordingly, the updated account information is provided to the transacting party as a part of the transaction processing. The user account update may include a new account identifier assigned to the account, changes to the user information (e.g. name, address, etc.), changes to the information (e.g. expiration date, security code, etc.) associated with the account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: VISA INTERNATIONAL SERVICE ASSOCIATION
    Inventors: Amy Alterman, Jeffrey Sachs, Denise Raper, Paul Spaeth, Aashish Bhargava, Traci Engle, Sameer Govila, Lisa Doherty, David Richey
  • Patent number: 11282149
    Abstract: A method for the management of energy data includes methods, systems and computer program products. One of the methods includes receiving, by a self-executing contract, settlement information from at least two nodes in a network, the network comprising a plurality of nodes, each node in the plurality of nodes may maintain at least a predetermined number of tokens, each token representing a value. The method includes validating a current state of a public ledger. The method includes generating fulfillment information based on the received settlement information. The method also includes contributing to an updated state of the public ledger using the fulfillment information; wherein each token is associated with a payload describing the production, consumption, management, storage or transmission of electricity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: LO3 Energy Inc.
    Inventor: Lawrence Orsini
  • Patent number: 11275782
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a consolidated transfer ecosystem are provided. Systems may include a graph database. The graph database may include a plurality of nodes representing a plurality of entities. The system may receive a plurality of transfer requests and represent each transfer request as an edge on the graph database. The system may include a consolidation engine that may consolidate the edges in the graph database to produce a consolidated database. The system may execute the transfers according to the consolidated database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventor: Manu Kurian
  • Patent number: 11252048
    Abstract: The application is at least directed to a core network including a non-transitory memory having instructions stored thereon for registering a network function or network function template in the core network. The network includes a processor, operably coupled to the non-transitory memory. The processor is configured to perform the instruction of determining that registration of the network function or network function template is acceptable. The processor is also configured to perform the instruction of transmitting a message including the network function or network function template to a repository in the core network. The processor is also configured to perform the instruction of verifying the network function or network function template against existing policies in the core network. The processor is also configured to perform the instruction of registering the network function or network function template in the repository after verification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Convida Wireless, LLC
    Inventors: Catalina Mihaela Mladin, Michael F. Starsinic, Hongkun Li, Rocco Di Girolamo
  • Patent number: 11240644
    Abstract: A method and system for responding to demand-based charging in a communication network, such as a 5G wireless communication network. Service providers and/or infrastructure providers adjust network usage pricing dynamically based on demand. Customers such as Virtual Network operators respond to pricing adjustments by adjusting their network usage, service requirements, and/or by re-negotiating the pricing structure. Network usage can be adjusted by controlling network traffic generated in response to activity of end-user devices of the Virtual Network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nimal Gamini Senarath, Hang Zhang, Sophie Vrzic
  • Patent number: 11227283
    Abstract: A device may obtain access to an email account associated with a user. The device may scan a set of emails in the email account associated with the user for one or more indicators related to an expiration status of an automatic payment method. The device may detect one or more emails in the scanned set of emails that contain the one or more indicators related to the expiration status of the automatic payment method. The device may perform one or more actions to maintain continuous service for one or more recurring payment accounts associated with the automatic payment method. The device may communicate with one or more merchant devices associated with the one or more recurring payment accounts to automatically replace the automatic payment method with an updated payment method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Mossoba, Abdelkadar M'Hamed Benkreira, Joshua Edwards
  • Patent number: 11222358
    Abstract: Machine learning (ML) can be used to gather data on prospective customers from publicly available online sources. The ML can provide data on a likelihood of near future, customers and subscribers and a list of people with low interest in the company's products. The ML system can be recursively updated as new public data becomes available online. Thus, the ML system can be used to generate targeted advertising and root cause analysis based on a relationship between people's statuses and their respective interests in certain products and/or services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Vahid Tavassoli
  • Patent number: 11212372
    Abstract: Methods and systems for enhanced multipath transport (MPT) are provided. Exemplary methods include: receiving by a hub a first data packet from a client; identifying a priority of the first data packet; encapsulating the first data packet based on the priority; redundantly sending a first encapsulated first data packet to an MPT server over a wired broadband network and a second encapsulated first data packet to the MPT server over a wireless broadband network; getting a second data packet responsive to the first encapsulated data packet, the second data packet being produced by a service; forwarding the second data packet to the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Ooma, Inc.
    Inventors: Vyacheslav Morozov, Arvind Vasudev, William M. Gillon, Egor Zyryanov, Daniel Furse, Tobin E. Farrand, Amir Shalit, Dean Nishikida, Suhas Joshi
  • Patent number: 11182747
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to interview training and providing interview feedback. An exemplary method comprises: at an electronic device that is in communication with a display and one or more input devices: receiving, via the one or more input devices, media data corresponding to a user's responses to a plurality of prompts; analyzing the media data; and while displaying, on the display, a media representation of the media data, displaying a plurality of analysis representations overlaid on the media representation, wherein each of the plurality of analysis representations is associated with an analysis of content located at a given time in the media representation and is displayed in coordination with the given time in the media representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Korn Ferry
    Inventors: Thom Steinhoff, Panos S. Stamus, Bryan Ackermann, John Deyto
  • Patent number: 11176365
    Abstract: Techniques are described for capturing data from a digital document through the use of targeted user feedback regarding the position(s) of particular data field(s) in the document. Implementations enhance the speed and accuracy of data capture from documents and/or images of documents by providing a helpful and intuitive set of controls to enable the end user to indicate the position(s) of field(s) on a document. Through specification of the position of the field in the document, implementations may isolate the portion of the document where data extraction is to be performed to determine the associated value of the field. Any suitable number of field values may be extracted from the document in this manner, based on positions indicated by the user using the provided control(s). In some implementations, one or more actions may be automatically performed based on the extracted data, such as automated bill payment actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association
    Inventors: Michael Joseph Gaeta, Salvador Rodriguez, Bharat Prasad, Jason Algernon Webster
  • Patent number: 11170351
    Abstract: Math-based currency (“MBC”) transactions are inherently quasi-anonymous. Systems and methods of registering customers with a financial institution for the purposes of opening a MBC account are described. During the registration process, the financial institution gathers and stores certain information relating to the customers having MBC accounts. This information may later be used to provide verification of MBC transactions to other parties involved in the MBC transactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Ashish B. Kurani, Andrew Martinez
  • Patent number: 11156976
    Abstract: A method for operating a plurality of technical units as a pool on an electric distribution network. A central controller is used to receive flexibility data from each technical unit. The flexibility data is used by the unit to indicate a power interval within which the electric power of the unit is allowed to vary or varies in an expected manner. Depending on a specified optimization target of the pool, an individual non-binding stimulus function is ascertained for each unit from the flexibility data of each unit and is provided to the respective unit. In response to the individual stimulus function, a respective schedule which describes a time curve of the power exchange planned according to a local optimization target of the unit is then received from each unit, and an overall schedule for the pool is generated from the schedules of the units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Jens Berger
  • Patent number: 11151621
    Abstract: A framework is provided for blockchain-based customer dispute management of wholesale telecommunications claims. A network device receives a telecommunication claim to dispute an invoice from a provider network. The provider network and a partner network that includes the network device are related through a wholesale telecommunications agreement. The network device validates the telecommunication claim based on information in a distributed ledger of the distributed consensus network. The distributed ledger includes transaction information generated by the provider network for the partner network under the wholesale telecommunications agreement. The network device adjudicates the telecommunication claim based on information in the distributed ledger and instructions in a contract and updates the distributed ledger with the adjudicated claim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Mohammed A. Qaudeer, Abdul Raheem, Jason Trask, Jagannath K. Rangarajan, Charles G. Wasserott, Ahmed A. Khan, Rasmi Samal Ranjan, Dawood A. Syed
  • Patent number: 11146831
    Abstract: A set-top box with an interactive portal and system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment of the set-top box, the set-top box is deployed to provide an interactive portal in a hospitality establishment having multiple rooms, such as a hotel. The set-top box is associated with a room and includes a housing that secures a television input, a television output, a processor, a transceiver, and memory therein in an interconnected bus architecture. The set-top box generates a guest interactive portal as well as a housekeeping interactive portal for a guest and housekeeper, respectively. Each of the portals provides relevant feedback on the condition of the room to a server associated with the hotel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Enseo, LLC
    Inventors: Vanessa Ogle, Edward H. Wolfe, Thomas R. Miller
  • Patent number: 11146919
    Abstract: A system and method for determining location information of a portable device relative to an object is provided. The system and method may include communicating with a secondary portable device separate from the portable device, which may be considered a primary portable device. The secondary portable device may be not be configured to communicate with the object or unaware that it is communicating with the object, and may receive communication parameters from the primary portable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO International America, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric J. Smith, Kyle Golsch
  • Patent number: 11140271
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, at a first network element of a network, a message to initiate a session of a communication service at a user device. The user device is associated with a plurality of billing accounts. The message includes a particular identifier of multiple identifiers associated with the user device. Each billing account of the plurality of billing accounts is associated with a respective identifier of the multiple identifiers. The method includes initiating the session via the first network element. The method also includes sending, from the first network element to a usage data processing system, a charge data record. The charge data record includes the particular identifier. The usage data processing system aggregates charge data records for the session from multiple network elements used during the session to enable the session to be billed to a particular billing account of the billing accounts corresponding to the particular identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Tingting Lu, Patrick Manno
  • Patent number: 11120405
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to interview training and providing interview feedback. An exemplary method comprises: at an electronic device that is in communication with a display and one or more input devices: receiving, via the one or more input devices, media data corresponding to a user's responses to a plurality of prompts; analyzing the media data; and while displaying, on the display, a media representation of the media data, displaying a plurality of analysis representations overlaid on the media representation, wherein each of the plurality of analysis representations is associated with an analysis of content located at a given time in the media representation and is displayed in coordination with the given time in the media representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Korn Ferry
    Inventors: Thom Steinhoff, Panos S. Stamus, Bryan Ackermann, John Deyto
  • Patent number: 11113911
    Abstract: A passenger information system, PIS, for a public transport vehicle comprises a public compartment and a restricted compartment. The PIS comprises i) a passenger information terminal for communicating information to users when located in the public compartment; and ii) a first electronic identification device configured to receive an electronic identification from an operator when located in the restricted compartment and to register the electronic identification with the PIS as a registered electronic identification; and iii) an interfacing system comprising inputting means for inputting information into the PIS. A second electronic identification device is configured to receive an electronic identification from a user of the interfacing system. The PIS is arranged to authorize the inputting of information when the electronic identification from the user matches the registered electronic identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: TELEVIC RAIL
    Inventor: Ludo Van Put