Bill Preparation Patents (Class 705/34)
  • 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
  • Patent number: 11100484
    Abstract: A power and frequency regulation meter to which AC power is supplied through an AC power line, including: an AC frequency meter that receives AC power from an AC power line and measures a current AC frequency on the AC power line; an AC power consumption meter that receives AC power from the AC power line and measures a current power consumption on the AC power line over a period of time; an AC power consumption display that receives AC power from the AC power line and displays power consumption; a frequency regulation credits display that displays a frequency regulation credit; and a case that encases the AC frequency meter, the AC power consumption meter, the AC power consumption display, the frequency regulation credits display. A credit or debit is calculated based on a current power consumption, the current AC frequency, and a power consumption moving average.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory J. Boss, Rick A. Hamilton, II, Julianne F. Haugh, Anne R. Sand
  • Patent number: 11093917
    Abstract: A method. A power and frequency regulation meter, to which AC power is supplied through an AC power line, includes: an AC frequency meter that receives AC power from an AC power line and measures a current AC frequency on the AC power line; an AC power consumption meter that receives AC power from the AC power line and measures a current power consumption on the AC power line over a period of time; an AC power consumption display that receives AC power from the AC power line and displays power consumption; a frequency regulation credits display that displays a frequency regulation credit. A power consumption moving average of a last N power current power consumptions measured by the AC power consumption meter is calculated. A credits or debit is calculated based on a current power consumption, the current AC frequency and the power consumption moving average.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory J. Boss, Rick A. Hamilton, II, Julianne F. Haugh, Anne R. Sand
  • Patent number: 11080665
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for encrypting amounts and asset types of a verifiable transaction on a blockchain ledger. For each asset, an asset tag is blinded, multiplied by the amount of the asset, and the product is blinded again to create an encrypted amount of the asset. Both encrypted amount of the asset and a corresponding generated output value are within a value range, and the sum of the encrypted input value and the encrypted output value equals zero. Rangeproofs for each of the encrypted output values are associated with a different public key. Each public key is signed with a ring signature based on a public key of a recipient. A second ring signature is used to verify each asset tag, where the private key of the second ring signature for each asset is a difference between a first blinding value and an output coefficient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Blockstream Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Poelstra, Gregory Maxwell, Adam Back, Pieter Wuille, Mark Friedenbach
  • Patent number: 11068997
    Abstract: A predictive model system may include an application comprising instructions for execution on a device including one or more processors coupled to memory, and one or more servers in data communication with the application. The one or more servers may be configured to receive a first set of data which may be updated to include transaction data and at least one selected from the group of mileage rental information; create a predictive model based on the first set of data; transmit, to the application, one or more requests including a second set of data, the second set of data comprising at least one selected from the group of location information, date, time, name, and age of a user; update the predictive model based on the received second set of data received; generate a dynamic rate based on the updated predictive model; and transmit, to the application, the dynamic rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventor: Sophie Bermudez
  • Patent number: 11062364
    Abstract: Functionality is disclosed herein for charging for the use of software products based upon billable units defined by a software provider. The software product identifies the occurrences of the billable units as the software product is executing. The software product also sends billing data to a billing service identifying an occurrence of a billable unit, or billable units, such that an invoice may be created that charges for use of the software product based, at least in part, on the occurrence of the billable units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Price Jones, II, Brian M. Matsubara
  • Patent number: 11062214
    Abstract: A computerized system and method for health care facilities to reduce manual handling of at least some open account issues. The system provides healthcare facilities with the ability to resolve current open patient account issues by utilizing the data patterns from a facility's historical patient account transaction activity, to create a machine learning model that can predict resolutions to the open accounts. These patterns are then applied to a facility's current transaction data providing next step resolution to each patient account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Crowe LLP
    Inventors: Kevin Jarrett, Eric Boggs, Cory Herendeen, Justin Bass
  • Patent number: 11062262
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods include an electronic scanning device, an electronic database, and an electronic inventory management device for analyzing products at a retail store in order to detect products at the retail store that are associated with mis-shipments and to adjust perpetual inventory at the retail store in view of a detected mis-shipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Greg A. Bryan, Cristy C. Brooks, Benjamin D. Enssle, David B. Brightwell, Jeffrey Kerbs, Jesse L. Eaton
  • Patent number: 11062303
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for encrypting an amount transacted on a blockchain ledger, while preserving the transaction's ability to be verified. A blinding amount is added to an input value, and an output value is generated and encrypted. Both the input value and the output value are within a value range, where a sum of any two values within the range does not exceed an overflow threshold. The sum of the encrypted input value and the encrypted output value may equal zero. Rangeproofs associated with each of the input value and the output value are generated. The rangeproofs prove that the input value and the output value fall within the value range, and each rangeproof may be associated with a different public key. Each public key may be signed with a ring signature based on a public key of a recipient in the transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Blockstream Corporation
    Inventor: Gregory Maxwell
  • Patent number: 11052781
    Abstract: A non-contact power supply system supplies electric power in a non-contact manner from a plurality of power transmission coils disposed on a road to a power receiving coil mounted on a vehicle traveling on the road. The non-contact power supply system includes a first estimation unit configured to estimate a future position of the vehicle, based on a speed of the vehicle, and a specifying unit configured to specify a power transmission coil that has to be in an activated state that is a state of being able to supply electric power to the power receiving coil, among the power transmission coils, based on the estimated future position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasunao Yoshizaki
  • Patent number: 11055792
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods, non-transitory, computer-readable media, and computer-implemented systems for blockchain-based service source tracing are provided. A blockchain stores service certificates of multiple service dimensions which constitute multiple service certificate linked lists. A service system maintains a mapping relationship between a last node of each service certificate linked list and a service index of a service dimension that each service certificate linked list belongs to. In response to a client-initiated service source tracing request for a target service dimension that includes a service index of the target service dimension, the mapping relationship is queried to determine the last node corresponding to the service index of the target service dimension. A service certificate of the target service dimension stored on the blockchain is queried based on a linked list pointer recorded in the last node. The identified service certificate is returned to the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xu Wang, Zhaolin Feng
  • Patent number: 11042945
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses and computer-readable media for receiving data from one or more sensors associated with one or more home devices of a user, such as appliances, home systems, etc. and/or one or more sensors associated with a vehicle of the user, and/or receiving data associated with a lifestyle of the user are presented. In some examples, the data may aggregated and analyzed to assess risk associated with the user in order to determine or adjust an insurance rate or premium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Carolyn Parker, Robert H. Johnson, Nicholas A. Suizzo, Rothana Srey, Sean P. Willett, Regina Madigan, Nan Zhang
  • Patent number: 11042139
    Abstract: A Building Management System (BMS) includes a plurality of building subsystems and communications interface. The building subsystems include device(s) for controlling aspect(s) of the building subsystem. The communications interface receives commands from a cloud-based controller and a local client device. The commands from the cloud-based controller and local client device are structured to modify setting(s) for a device of the building subsystems. A BMS controller receives, via the communications interface from the cloud-based controller, a command for modifying a setting of a device for a first building subsystem. The BMS controller identifies a local setting of the device provided by the local client device. The BMS controller identifies a priority of the command from the cloud-based controller in relation to a priority of the local setting. The BMS controller controls the device based on the respective priorities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Sandeep Dinkar Deshpande, Kaustubh Devasthali, Prathamesh Sunil Yadav, Rajesh Nayak
  • Patent number: 11036373
    Abstract: A mobile communication device is disclosed comprising a display, a processor, a non-transitory memory, and a client application that displays a transparent overlay on a lock screen on the display, receives a touch input to the display, and determines whether the touch input corresponds to a portion of the display displaying content of the transparent overlay. In response to determining that the touch input corresponds to the portion of the display displaying the content of the transparent overlay, the client application bypasses the lock screen and displays renewal content. In response to determining that the touch input does not correspond to the portion of the display displaying the content of the transparent overlay, the client application removes the transparent overlay from the display to allow touch inputs to go to the lock screen and enables a security feature to allow unlocking of the mobile communication device based on user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: SPRINT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY L.P.
    Inventors: Drew Thomas Dennis, An Thanh Nguyen, M. Jeffrey Stone
  • Patent number: 11030595
    Abstract: Utility distribution and payment systems and methods are described in which a financial institution individually bills and collects from individual utility users and provides batch payment to the utility company. The financial institution facilitates the aggregate utility billing by agreeing with a utility company to serve as a billing service for a subset of utility and banking customers. The utility company provides the utility to the customers via smart meters located at the properties receiving the utility (e.g., the customer's home, business, or other property). The smart meters provides individualized usage information to both the utility company and the financial institution. At the end of a billing cycle, the financial institution sends one aggregate payment for all users of the subset to the utility company. The financial institution then collects funds from the utility customers associated with the batch payment by performing internal transfers within the financial institution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Daniel David, Andrew J. Garner, IV, Rajib Roy
  • Patent number: 11031132
    Abstract: The present invention provides a novel approach for storing, analyzing, and/or accessing biological data in a cloud computing environment. Sequence data generated by a particular sequencing device may be uploaded to the cloud computing environment during a sequencing run, which reduces the on-site storage needs for the sequence data. Analysis of the data may also be performed in the cloud computing environment, and the instructions for such analysis may be set at the originating sequencing device. The sequence data in the cloud computing environment may be shared according to permissions. Further, the sequence data may be modified or annotated by authorized secondary users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Illumina, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander G. Dickinson, Francisco Jose Garcia, Robert C. Kain, Scott D. Kahn, Andrew R. Nelson
  • Patent number: 11023964
    Abstract: A system and method for management of a financial account maintained by a financial entity is described. A user device may receive historical information relating to the financial account, including a monetary value of at least one individual transaction of the financial account which has occurred prior. A virtual representation of the monetary value may be displayed. The virtual representation may be selected for transmission to a dedicated digital money box device. The dedicated digital money box device may display an indication of a monetary value of a balance of the selected virtual representation, and historical information previously received by the dedicated digital money box device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: ASB Bank Limited
    Inventors: James David Bergin, Shane Raymond Hughes, Phil Middlebrook, Shane Paul Evans, Timothy Paul Huffam, Raymond Kok Ho Chan, Neill Darryl McAlpine, Nicole Patricia Sykes
  • Patent number: 11017687
    Abstract: Textual indicators are extracted from an electronic document. A rule for monitoring information technology user behavior is generated from the extracted textual indicators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: ENT. SERVICES DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION LP
    Inventor: Jeff Kalibjian
  • Patent number: 11010693
    Abstract: A system and method for arranging a transport service is described. A system can receive a request for transport service from a user device. The request can include a requested pickup location data point. The system determines a predetermined location data point associated with the requested pickup location data point. The first predetermined location data point can be different from the requested pickup location data point. The system selects a driver to perform a transport service for the user based, at least in part, on the requested pickup location data point, and transmits the predetermined location data point to a driver device of the selected driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Aditya Sarawgi, Sophia Cui, Matthew Sweeney
  • Patent number: 11003930
    Abstract: The present invention is a method and system to verify carpool occupancy compliance for access to High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes, High Occupancy or Toll (HOT) lanes, or other vehicle-occupancy contingent rewards. The present invention uses software and hardware devices with radio-frequency transmitter modules to permit “matchmaking” between suitable drivers and riders while using GPS coordinates to confirm passenger proximity to a driver. This driver-rider co-location is performed via push notification and server analysis of driver and rider GPS data. Alternatively, co-location is performed using a combination of GPS data analysis and photographic analysis. In an embodiment, biometric data analysis aids user validation. Occupancy compliance rewards can be communicated directly to an appropriate regulatory body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Papineau, Mark Feltham
  • Patent number: 10999721
    Abstract: Embodiments of this application disclose a communication identifier binding processing method and a terminal. The method includes: first obtaining, by the terminal, a first binding relationship between a first communication identifier and at least two services, and displaying the first binding relationship on an interface; when the first communication identifier is replaced by a second communication identifier, then removing the first binding relationship based on a binding update operation triggered by a user, and establishing a second binding relationship between the second communication identifier and the at least two services; and finally displaying the second binding relationship on the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Haoran Li
  • Patent number: 10999172
    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: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Arkade, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Allan Fuchs, Bob Steven Berns, Joel Abraham Kort
  • Patent number: 10998937
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed facilitating an electronic resource distribution by embedding a short-range wireless tag in a resource distribution request that stores instructions for processing the resource distribution in a fully electronic processing flow. As such, the resource distribution request holder is capable of processing the request without issuing a resource distribution document to the resource requester. In additional embodiments of the invention, the short-range wireless tag further stores instructions for arranging subsequent resource distributions to the resource requester to occur without the need for the resource requester to present a resource request document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Patrick Thomas McConnell, William Bradley Burks, Daniel James Doherty, Justin Riley duPont, Thomas Elliott, Tony England, Matthew Murphy, Nickolas Patrick Parker, Stephen Philip Selfridge, Steven Michael Twombly, James J. Williams
  • Patent number: 10991045
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods, non-transitory, computer-readable media, and computer-implemented systems for blockchain-based payment settlement are provided. A payment settlement request transaction of a payee system whose certificate has been stored on a blockchain is monitored. A target payment transaction is obtained that corresponds to the last node of a payment transaction linked list comprising payment transactions whose certificates have been stored on the blockchain in a payment order. A target payment write-off transaction is obtained that corresponds to the last node of a payment write-off transaction linked list comprising payment write-off transactions whose certificates have been stored on the blockchain in a payment write-off order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xu Wang, Zhaolin Feng
  • Patent number: 10992820
    Abstract: Mechanisms for service layer charging correlation are disclosed. Embodiments can include a Service Domain Charging Correlation Function (SD-CCF), which is responsible for interacting with underlying network and correlating charging information at service layer. Charging correlation information can be used to enable and facilitate the service layer charging correlation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Convida Wireless, LLC
    Inventors: Hongkun Li, Guang Lu, Qing Li, Dale N. Seed, Lijun Dong, Chonggang Wang, William Robert Flynn, IV, Xu Li, Phillip Brown, Catalina M. Mladin
  • Patent number: 10977632
    Abstract: An electronic bill management method performed in an electronic bill management system is provided. A bill issuance request of a first user including original bill information is received. A first bill account corresponding to the first user is generated based on the original bill information, and account information of the first bill account is stored to an account table in the electronic bill management system. A second block is generated based on the bill issuance request, the first bill account, and a block header eigenvalue of a first block in a block chain in the electronic bill management system. The first block is a previous block of the second block in the block chain, and a bill issuance event of the first user is recorded based on the second block. An issuance success message is transmitted to the first user, the issuance success message including the first bill account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LTD
    Inventors: Rui Guo, Mao Cai Li, Jian Jun Zhang, Hai Tao Tu, Qi Zhao, Zong You Wang, Jun Liang, Da Wei Zhu, Bin Hua Liu
  • Patent number: 10970477
    Abstract: Computerized systems and methods for automatic construction of computer-generated user interfaces that reduce questions presented by electronic document preparers to customers. Embodiments result in more efficient question presentation and answering of same and more efficient and accurate electronic document data while reducing customer confusion by eliminating extraneous questions or content that are not relevant to a preparer's information request or that obfuscate relevant preparer inquiries. Fillable portions of one or more electronic forms or templates are extracted and aggregated to construct a new user interface or interview screen that is independent of an electronic document preparation application utilized by the preparer and presented to the customer. Customer responses provided through the constructed user interface are stored to a data store shared with the electronic document preparation application to update the current electronic document data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: INTUIT INC.
    Inventor: Deepankar Mohapatra
  • Patent number: 10963963
    Abstract: A system comprises a rules engine that generates a hierarchical structure based upon investment data and a plurality of rules. Further, the system comprises a processing engine that performs one or more calculations on data stored by the hierarchical structured based upon the rules and generates a report based upon the one or more calculations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: InvestCloud Inc
    Inventors: Robert Lynch, Reginald Tang, John W. Wise, Vicent Sos-Munoz
  • Patent number: 10963854
    Abstract: One or more implementations of the present specification provide a blockchain-based electronic bill reimbursement method, apparatus, and an electronic device. The blockchain stores electronic bills. The method includes determining whether a maintained target electronic bill is in an unreimbursed state in response to detecting a reimbursement transaction broadcasted by a reimbursement initiator for the target electronic bill to the blockchain; if the target electronic bill is in the unreimbursed state, updating the target electronic bill from the unreimbursed state to a reimbursement lock state; instructing a reimbursement acceptor to perform reimbursement processing on the target electronic bill; determining whether a reimbursement result corresponding to the target electronic bill is broadcasted by the reimbursement acceptor to the blockchain; and if the reimbursement result is detected, updating the target electronic bill from the reimbursement lock state to a reimbursed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ge Jin, Longsheng Qing, Zhen Sun, Zhenzhong Meng, Xueqing Yang, Yu Chu
  • Patent number: 10951577
    Abstract: A method for resolving domain names, where a name server is configured to receive a query for a domain name system (DNS) record from a stub resolver, where a public key or certificate held by the stub resolver matches a private key of the name server. The name server runs the query for a DNS record by executing code in a trusted execution environment. Instead of recursively resolving the query for a DNS record as is common practice, the name server reads the DNS record corresponding to the query from a ledger. At last the name server prepares an authenticated response to the stub resolver by authenticating the response comprising the read DNS record with its private key, wherein the private/public key pair or alternatively private key and matching certificate are protected and distributed with the at least another name server via the common ledger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Avigail Oron, Itamar Ofek, Dan Touitou
  • Patent number: 10944874
    Abstract: A system, a computer-implemented method, and a computer readable medium having stored thereon a computer executable program code for processing data related to monitoring and controlling of a network providing resources to users is disclosed herein. The method includes: receiving a resource usage record (RUR) from the network component for a resource provided to a user, identifying a resource type of the resource by using a resource usage description comprised in the RUR, identifying a user type of the user by using an identification information comprised in the RUR, generating a record in the database, selecting records in the database, each complying with a selection criterion specifying that a record to be selected is associated with a resource type assigned to the selection criterion and a user type assigned to the selection criterion, and sending batch data to the rating system, the batch data comprising resource usage descriptions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Georg Lang, Artur Kaufmann, Adrian Golec
  • Patent number: 10935387
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring the health of smart battery packs in an electric vehicle and determining when one or more of the smart battery packs needs to be replaced. In addition, the system and method locate optimal smart battery packs to exchange with the one or more battery packs that need to be replaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: NIO (ANHUI) HOLDING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chendong Huang, Jie Fang, Wenpeng Zhao, Yaping Jiang, Xiaojia Deng
  • Patent number: 10938835
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing digital identities. In some embodiments, a method is provided, comprising acts of: receiving a request to validate at least one statement about a user; identifying, from the request, a reference to a distributed ledger, the reference comprising an identifier for the distributed ledger and an identifier for a transaction recorded on the distributed ledger; identifying, based at least in part on the identifier for the distributed ledger, at least one node of a network of nodes managing the distributed ledger; and communicating with the at least one node to validate the at least one statement about the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Cambridge Blockchain, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Oberhauser, Matthew Commons, Alok Bhargava
  • Patent number: 10929912
    Abstract: A distributed tool virtual marketplace may offer end users the ability to acquire tools that are compatible with an enterprise operating system platform. The virtual marketplace may determine one or more tools that are implemented on the enterprise operating system platform. The enterprise operating system platform may be provided to the end user by an operator of the marketplace. The tools including a tool that may be used for evaluating a performance of an entity. The virtual marketplace may further ascertain data that are processed or generated by the tools that are implemented on the enterprise operating system platform. The virtual marketplace may additionally determine functionalities that are used or provided by the tools. Accordingly, the distributed tool virtual marketplace may provide a recommendation of associated tools from the distributed tool virtual marketplace that have at least one dependency relationship with the tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Tupl Inc.
    Inventor: Pablo Tapia
  • Patent number: 10911521
    Abstract: Techniques for monitoring web application performance are provided. A request for a web application is received at an application server. A response pipeline at the application server generates client application code corresponding to the requested web application. The client application code is intercepted in the response pipeline. Instrumentation code is inserted into the intercepted client application code to generate an instrumented client application code. The instrumentation code is configured to be executed when the instrumented client application code is rendered at the client to capture performance information at the client, and is configured to transmit the captured performance information from the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ilarie Letca, Alexandre Coelho, Venkata Seshu Kumar Kurapati, Rajeev Sudhakar, Daniel Savage, Ashvinkumar Sanghvi, Jin Soon Lim
  • Patent number: 10911572
    Abstract: A system and method for dynamically managing application loads on a vehicle includes: receiving a plurality of distinct application requests; for each one application request, identifying expected computing resource expenditure data based on one or more attributes of each one application request; and identifying current state data for each of a plurality of computing resources of the vehicle based on an expected utilization of each of the plurality of computing resources for fulfilling each one application request; dynamically generating an execution schedule for executing a subset of or each of the plurality of distinct application requests based on (1) the expected computing resource expenditure data for each one application request and (2) the current state data for each of the plurality of computing resources of the vehicle; and executing the subset of or each of the plurality of distinct application requests based on the execution schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Renovo Motors, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Heiser, Khalid Azam, Jason Stinson, Ioannis Petousis, Anand Ramesh
  • Patent number: 10908973
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: a first processing unit that processes data on a real-time operating system that executes processing within a specified time; a second processing unit that processes data on a non-real-time operating system; and a transmission unit that adjusts a data amount of transmission data to be transmitted at a time on the basis of an accumulation amount of transmission data transmitted between the first processing unit and the second processing unit, and transmits the transmission data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Osamu Nasu
  • Patent number: 10909968
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media can be operable to facilitate controlled caching of text-to-speech data. When text is identified for a text-to-speech conversion, a duration value to be associated with the text may be determined, and the identified text and duration value may be included within a request for a conversion of the text. An intermediate server may retrieve a speech file that is generated in response to the conversion request, and the intermediate server may cache the speech file for a certain period of time that is indicated by the duration value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Jeyakumar Barathan, Krishna Prasad Panje
  • Patent number: 10904398
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include a method for offline charging performed by an anchoring node of a telecommunications network. The anchoring node can send a request to an online charging system (OCS), where the request is for online metering of a call by a subscriber of the telecommunications network. The anchoring node may obtain an indication of an exception to the online metering of the call. In response, the anchoring node can perform a default call handling (DCH) procedure to allow the call on the telecommunications network despite an inability to perform the online metering. The anchoring node also generates a modified charging detail record (CDR) that includes an indication of the exception. The anchoring node can then send a message, which includes at least an indication of the modified CDR, to enable a mediation server to perform offline charging for the call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Jyot Kumar, Nitin Bhakri
  • Patent number: 10880707
    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: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Murugappan Palaniappan
  • Patent number: 10855850
    Abstract: Data is processed in a telecommunications network. First and second notifications are received, via an input interface, from first and second Charging Trigger Functions, CTFs, in the telecommunications network. The first and second notifications relate to network resource usage in the telecommunications network. A scalable transformation function is used to transform data derived from the first and second notifications into a first usage detail report in a first detail report format and a second usage detail report in a second, different detail report format. The first and second usage detail reports are output, via an output interface, to at least one recipient system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Metaswitch Networks Ltd.
    Inventors: Daniel Ian Jackson, Matthew John Russell, Josephine Julie Adkin, Matthew Williams, Andrew Munro Caldwell, David Graeme Robertson
  • Patent number: 10831517
    Abstract: A method and associated system. In response to a request to deploy a virtual machine, a virtual machine resource usage pattern having attributes matching a subset of attributes in than ordered sequence of attributes is selected from at least one virtual machine resource usage pattern stored in a virtual machine resource usage pattern library, based on an ordering of the attributes in the ordered sequence of attributes, wherein the virtual machine resource usage pattern library stores usage patterns for virtual machines previously deployed. A node on which the virtual machine is to be deployed is selected, based on the selected virtual machine resource usage pattern, and additionally based on either available resources of the plurality of nodes or predicted runtime resource requirements of the virtual machine to be deployed. The virtual machine is configured for being deployed on the selected node. The virtual machine is deployed on the selected node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Li Long Chen, Randy A. Rendahl, Xiao Yang Zhu, Lin Zhi Zou
  • Patent number: 10832173
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method of estimating the cost of a software project comprising receiving natural language software descriptions and electronic source code files for respective completed software projects; storing, in a computer memory, an input set of functional labels and size data extracted from each of the source code files, the functional labels corresponding to labels in a software development library; training a natural language processing model to output a project set of functional labels for one of the source code files; training a regression analysis model to output a project size for the one of the source code files; predicting, using the natural language understanding model, a proposal set of functional labels; predicting, using the regression analysis model, a proposal size; and using the proposal size to calculate a proposal cost; and preparing a software development proposal that includes a natural language proposed-software description and the proposal cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Marco Pistoia, Joseph Ligman, Stephen Wood, Shaohan Hu
  • Patent number: 10824994
    Abstract: An information processing device including a processor that functions as: a receiving section which receives, from a first user terminal, a display request of an electronic document on which a display restriction is imposed, the display request being accompanied by an intended use of the electronic document; an approval section which receives approval of the display request that is received by the receiving section; and a setting section which sets a restriction removal condition that is determined in advance in association with the intended use accompanying the display request when the approval section receives the approval of the display request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Minami
  • Patent number: 10816968
    Abstract: A system to enable restricted area entrance, including a memory configured to include one or more executable instructions; a controller configured to execute the executable instructions; a vehicle including a vehicle controls device, the vehicle configured to communicate with the controller, the vehicle controls device configured to command the vehicle to autonomously perform rideshare task(s); and the executable instructions enable the controller to receive vehicle reservation information from a mobile computing device; generate first and second vehicle identification aspects from the received vehicle reservation information, where the first and second vehicle identification aspects can be compared and, when the first and second vehicle identification aspects are determined to correspond via the comparison, an access operator can operate an access gate to enable restricted area entrance; and communicate the first vehicle identification aspect to the vehicle and the second vehicle identification aspect to the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Frank C. Valeri, Scott M. Reilly, Hussein Khalil
  • Patent number: 10810681
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses and computer-readable media for receiving data from one or more sensors associated with one or more home devices, such as appliances, home systems, etc. are presented. In some examples, the data may be used to determine whether the home device is operating within an expected range. The data may also be used to determine an insurance rate or premium for a user associated with the home device(s). In some arrangements, the data may be used to determine an age of a home device, as well as a likelihood of failure of that device. This information may be used to determine or adjust insurance premiums or rates and/or provide incentives to users to repair or replace the home device(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Carolyn Parker, Robert H. Johnson, Nicholas A. Suizzo, Rothana Srey, Sean P. Willett, Regina Madigan, Nan Zhang
  • Patent number: 10807493
    Abstract: The vehicle battery pack exchange system herein described charges renters for the time use interval, the energy needed to recharge the battery pack, and the battery wear their use has caused. Data on battery wear accelerating stress parameters such as current, voltage, temperature, and state of charge is collected for battery packs rented to vehicle users. Wear rates are estimated from the collected data. Then either users are charged for the wear they cause or wear is limited to some predetermined wear rate and users are charged a predetermined battery wear fee. In either embodiment drivers are displayed information to adapt their driving to battery wear rates. Renters are charged for battery pack usage time, energy supplied by the rental station, and battery wear providing battery owners a secure return on their investment. This system accommodates both short term and sustained long term rentals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventor: Goodwyn George Reeves
  • Patent number: 10805090
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for transferring and verifying the transfer of an asset from a limited-participant side chain back to a main blockchain. A public difference, associated with a secret difference, is determined as a difference between a main blockchain address and the public offline key of a transferring participant. The public difference is used, along with each participant public online key, to generate a ring signature key for each participant. A ring signature is then generated over the ring signature keys, based on the public online keys and a set of uniform random scalars (each associated with a participant public online key). The main blockchain address, a first coefficient from the ring signature, and the uniform random scalars are then published. When verified, the published ring signature shows that the transferring participant has control of the main blockchain address and the private offline key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Blockstream Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Poelstra, Glenn Willen, Gregory Maxwell, Gregory Sanders, Jonas Nick, Matt Corollo
  • Patent number: 10795864
    Abstract: The method includes writing data transactions from a local database to a local transaction log file, assigning a bin number to each data transaction, and determining if the assigned bin number changed due to receipt of subsequent data transactions. If the bin number has changed and the data transaction is applicable to each remote database, inserting subsequent data transactions into a local sequence log file and assigning the subsequent data transactions a first sequence number. In response to a request by a remote replicator service, provide access to the first sequence number, and if the first sequence number does not match a second sequence number, providing to the requesting remote replicator service access to the subsequent data transactions, the remote replication service updating a remote database to include the subsequent data transactions if the at least one data transaction is applicable to each of the at least one remote database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: TRITAN SOFTWARE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrew L. Carricarte, Abel Jose Almeida, Dario Va