For Cost/price Patents (Class 705/400)
  • Patent number: 11902890
    Abstract: Aspects related to application based routing of data packets is described. In an example, a method for enabling application based routing of data packets includes retrieving, by a client device, a prioritized list of client application parameters to process data packets from a client application. The prioritized list is generated based on application support capabilities of the client device. The method includes transmitting client parameters to a network server to create at least one multi-path proxy (MPP) instance. Each of the at least one MPP instance is configured to aggregate and route data packets to a pre-defined core network link. The method further includes receiving identification information pertaining to the at least one MPP instance from the network server. Based on the identification information, the prioritized list is assigned to the at least one multi-path proxy instance to process data packets from at least one client application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Satish Kanugovi, Hannu Flinck, Salil Agarwal, Krishna Pramod Adharapurapu
  • Patent number: 11902367
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for coordinating inter-region operations in provider networks. An inter-region coordinator (IRC) operates asynchronously to the control planes of regional networks to coordinate inter-region operations. The IRC in a region may include one or more IRC servers. To perform inter-region operations, the servers may implement a local-remote-local method in which a server invokes an API in the local region to get work, sends the work to a control plane of a remote region, receives a response from the remote region, and informs the control plane in the local region of the status of the work.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Logan Michael Hood, Jonathan Galentine, Vincent Gerard Nicotra
  • Patent number: 11887113
    Abstract: Decentralized computer systems and methods are disclosed for efficient transaction dispute management using blockchain. One method includes: receiving transaction information of a transaction, wherein the transaction information includes (1) an identifier of an issuer of a payment source account, (2) an identifier of an acquirer of a payment account of a merchant, and (3) the amount of resources to be applied in the transaction; generating a blockchain entry that stores the received transaction information in a shared ledger to participants of the blockchain; receiving in the shared ledger, from a participant, (1) an indication of a dispute of the transaction information, and (2) a proposed change to the transaction information; prompting the participants of the blockchain to respond to the indication of the dispute; if one of the participants denies the proposed change, executing a dispute settlement process to determine a revised transaction information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Worldpay, LLC
    Inventor: Ramesh Vijayaraghavan
  • Patent number: 11886748
    Abstract: Systems and methods for contextual memory capture and recall are provided. The contextual memory capture and recall systems and methods help a user create, store, and recall memory information associated with an identified activity. The contextual memory capture and recall systems and methods are capable of identifying user activities where a memory inquiry may be desirable, creating a memory inquiry with a recommended memory action based on the activity, providing the memory inquiry to the user, and automatically linking an accepted memory action, along with any received memory information for the memory action, with the identified activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Vipindeep Vangala, Deepinder S. Gill, Snehdip Karandikar, Ananthatejas Raghavan, Nithin Kumar Mara
  • Patent number: 11880697
    Abstract: A method for task mobilization may include a server receiving user inputs from a desktop application. A user input may correspond to a respective function performed by a user on the desktop application. A processor may identify the respective functions of the user inputs. Further, the method may include translating the respective functions into respective mobile view functions. Based on the respective mobile view functions, the processor may generate a mobile application and provide the mobile application to a mobile user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
    Inventors: Raghupathy Sivakumar, Uma Parthavi Moravapalle
  • Patent number: 11868839
    Abstract: A device detecting system is provided. The device detecting system includes a bar code scanner, a plurality of device accommodating spaces, a screen, and a server. The server obtains bar code information via the bar code scanner and opens one of the device accommodating spaces based on the bar code information to accommodate an electronic device. The server performs a test procedure on the electronic device to generate a test result, and displays the test result and operation information corresponding to the test result on the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Chien-Chih Chang, Pei-Yin Chen, Wei-Han Lin, Bo-Rong Chu, Yen-Ting Liu, Yu-Shen Mai, Kuan-Yu Hsiao, Chia-Hsien Lin, Pei-Yu Liao, Chun-Yen Lai, Sheng-Yi Chen
  • Patent number: 11867520
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments include systems, vehicles, and methods for determining a quantity of energy expendable in charging a towed vehicle while it is towed. In an illustrative embodiment, a computing system transportable aboard at least one of a towing vehicle and a towed vehicle includes computer-readable media storing computer-executable instructions configured to identify a quantity of charging energy to be supplied to at least one power cell of the towed vehicle by at least one rotating electromagnetic device of the towed vehicle generating and supplying electrical power to charge the at least one power cell of the towed vehicle while the towed vehicle is towed by the towing vehicle. The computer-executable instructions are also configured to determine a quantity of towing energy expendable by the towing vehicle in towing the towed vehicle to provide the quantity of charging energy to the at least one power cell of the towed vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Rivian IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Rahul Madineni, Gary Gloceri
  • Patent number: 11870242
    Abstract: A method for characterizing power quality events in an electrical system includes deriving electrical measurement data for at least one first virtual meter in an electrical system from (a) electrical measurement data from or derived from energy-related signals captured by at least one first IED in the electrical system, and (b) electrical measurement data from or derived from energy-related signals captured by at least one second IED in the electrical system. In embodiments, the at least one first IED is installed at a first metering point in the electrical system, the at least one second IED is installed at a second metering point in the electrical system, and the at least one first virtual meter is derived or located at a third metering point in the electrical system. The derived electrical measurement data may be used to generate or update a dynamic tolerance curve associated with the third metering point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Schneider Electric USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon A. Bickel, Theresa K. Wall
  • Patent number: 11868938
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for tracking greenhouse gas impact is disclosed. The apparatus may include at least a processor, and a memory communicatively connected to the at least a processor. The memory contains instructions configuring the at least a processor to receive operation data, determine a portion of the operation data pertaining to an inefficient maneuver, wherein determining the portion of the operation data includes classifying each of the operation data to maneuver efficiency category and determining the portion of the operation data pertaining to the inefficient maneuver as a function of the maneuver efficiency category. The memory further contains instructions configuring the at least a processor to calculate greenhouse gas impact for the inefficient maneuver data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: PITT-OHIO
    Inventor: Justine A. Russo
  • Patent number: 11861362
    Abstract: Techniques are described for enabling software migration and modernization services of a cloud provider network to provide completion time forecasts for various types of migration and modernization actions performed by the services relative to users' software applications. A cloud provider network provides a software migration and modernization orchestration service that helps users orchestrate the use of various software migration and modernization services. Depending on the technical characteristics of a user's application and the selection of migration and modernization processes to be performed, an amount of time needed to complete migration and modernization actions can vary widely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jiangtao Zhang, Ramu Panayappan
  • Patent number: 11860611
    Abstract: A method via which it is possible to identify a limited operator control is identified, monitoring of a technical plant is performed and in which a process is controlled via a process control system that includes at least two operator station servers and at least one operator station client, wherein process objects associated with the process are distributed to process images of different operator station servers of the process control system, where for process monitoring, a graphical user interface for displaying plant images with symbols associated with the process objects is provided on the operator station client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Benjamin Lutz
  • Patent number: 11861749
    Abstract: An apparatus for calculating an estimate for installation of a water heater according to an embodiment of the present invention may include an image analysis unit for analyzing a water heater region image including at least one of a previously-installed water heater main body, a previously-installed pipe connected to the previously-installed water heater main body for fluid flow, and a room controller for controlling a water heater, and a processing unit for calculating estimate required for the installation of a water heater to be installed on the basis of at least one of information about the model of the water heater to be installed and required dimensions of a pipe to be installed obtained on the basis of an analysis result of the image analysis unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Kyungdong Navien Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Si Hwan Kim, Heung Rak Son
  • Patent number: 11823095
    Abstract: Virtualization methods and systems for optimizing the availability of items in an inventory of items in a reservation system, wherein the items are classified into item types and an item type is defined by a requestable set of at least one characteristic. Reservations may be received for a set of at least one characteristic that is a subset of an item type. After a reservation has been accepted, all the availabilities of the requestable sets of at least one characteristic in the inventory are updated. The reservation system may be a hotel reservation system and item types may be hotel room types or other bookable products. The reservation system may be a flight reservation system and item types may be bookable places on flights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Amadeus S.A.S.
    Inventors: Florent Pellerin, Benoit Lardeux, Antoine Cheinet, Bruno Mousli, Thierry Delahaye, Mourad Boudia, Vincent Bossert, Fabien Mourgues
  • Patent number: 11790435
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatuses are disclosed for implementation and management of a dynamic compute and application marketplace. The dynamic computer marketplace system can coordinate access to one or more other computing resources, including on-premises computing resources, external (or off-premises) computing resources or a combination thereof. In various embodiments, the dynamic computer marketplace system advantageously can be used to facilitate inter-provider migration, transparent pricing, and/or competitive pricing, among other things.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse Barnes, Max Alt
  • Patent number: 11783384
    Abstract: A system and method for automatically detecting, classifying, and processing objects captured in an image. The system receives an image from the image source and detects one or more objects in the image. The system then performs a high-level classification of each of the one or more objects in the image and extracts each of the one or more objects from the image. The system then performs a specific classification of each of the one or more objects and determines a price of each of the one or more objects. Finally, the system generates a pricing report comprising a price of each of the one or more objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Insurance Services Office, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryce Zachary Porter, Dean Lebaron
  • Patent number: 11783389
    Abstract: A method for predicting a price of any subtractively manufactured part utilizing artificial intelligence at a computing device. The method comprises receiving a manufacturing request datum, wherein the manufacturing request datum further comprises at least an element of user mechanical part data, selecting a correlated dataset containing a plurality of data entries. The method further comprises generating, at a clustering unsupervised machine-learning model, at least a first correlated compatible part element, receiving, at a supervised machine-learning model, a first training set, generating, at a supervised machine-learning model as a function of the first training set, an external price output, and determining a price ratio output, wherein determining the price ratio output further comprises generating a loss function of a part specific variable and minimizing the loss function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Proto Labs, Inc.
    Inventor: Shuji Usui
  • Patent number: 11783426
    Abstract: An information processing device acquires related information related to support information for supporting safe driving of a vehicle transmitted from the vehicle to one or more apparatuses among a roadside unit, another vehicle, and a mobile terminal device, and calculates a score of an owner of the vehicle based on the related information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akio Kamimurai, Masashi Mori, Katsuyuki Sumimoto
  • Patent number: 11783237
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for dynamic modification of interruptibility settings of network-accessible resources are disclosed. A system includes a resource manager and a plurality of resource instances, each of which has an interruptibility setting. In response to an instance acquisition request, the resource manager allocates an instance with a first interruptibility setting, allowing the resource manager to revoke the client's access to the instance without a notification. In response to an approval of an interruptibility upgrade request, the resource manager modifies the interruptibility setting to a second setting that allows the client to retain access to the instance for at least a specified time. Respective billing amounts for the client's use of the instance are determined for each of the interruptibility settings used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: David John Ward, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11776040
    Abstract: There are provided systems and methods for user specific data distribution of crowd-sourced data. A user may provide data indicative of an item the user may wish to purchase, for example, through browsing history, entry of the item to a transaction, or other information. A community of users associated with the user, which may include the user or other known or nearby users, may provide real-time data collected by their devices of information that may be relevant to purchase of the item. The information may be passively or actively collected by components of devices for their devices, and may be crowd-sourced so that the community of users may elect to release the information and receive rewards by virtue of their data sharing. The information may be processed to determine a recommendation for purchase, which may be output through a commonly used communication platform for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventor: Akshay Sanjeevaiah Krishnaiah
  • Patent number: 11763277
    Abstract: Systems and methods for an e-commerce health care marketplace are provided. In one embodiment, a method comprises, responsive to a query from a user, retrieving from a database a list of responses comprising one or more health care providers offering one or more health care services at a provider-supplied price; filtering the list of responses based on a geographic location included in the query; providing, for display, the filtered list of responses; receiving a payment from the user for a response selected from the filtered list of responses; automatically sending a notification of the payment to a provider associated with the selected response; and responsive to receiving an order fulfillment notification from the provider, automatically providing the payment to the provider. In this way, health care consumers may make informed purchasing decisions when shopping for health care services and health care providers may receive prompt payment for services delivered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Cambia Health Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Marcee Chmait, Christopher Coogan, Elizabeth Anne Berselli, Will Cooper
  • Patent number: 11758372
    Abstract: Embodiments of this application disclose a charging policy obtaining method and apparatus. The charging policy obtaining method may be used in a broadband network gateway, and specifically includes the following steps: receiving an authentication, authorization, and accounting request from user equipment, where the authentication, authorization, and accounting request includes a user name and a user equipment identifier; sending a charging policy request to a first server, where the charging policy request includes a first field and a second field, the first field is used to carry the user name, and the second field is used to carry the user equipment identifier; and receiving a charging policy response sent by the first server, where the charging policy response includes a charging policy corresponding to the user name and the user equipment identifier, and obtaining the charging policy from the charging policy response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhewen Wu
  • Patent number: 11751023
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices can be utilized to provide charging function (CHF) fallback in a 5th Generation Core (5GC). An example method is performed by a fail-open function (FOF), and includes receiving, from the CHF, information corresponding to a subscriber of a network. The information is stored in a database. Further, the example method includes receiving, from the CHF or a connected function, a request corresponding to the subscriber. The connected function is a session management function (SMF) and/or a policy control function (PCF). Based on the request, the information stored in the database is at least one of accessed or modified. Based on performing at least one of accessing or modifying the information stored in the database, a response is generated and transmitted to the CHF or the connected function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Saad Hamid, Kashif Nadeem, Nitin Bhakri, Omer Ocak, Nader Nabil Farouk Riad, Robert L. Engelhart, Muhammad Waqar Afzal
  • Patent number: 11748045
    Abstract: Print jobs may be broken down according to consumable types, job cost categories, and print speed to determine job costing information. Using this information, an operator can see how resources are being used for printing print jobs. After a print job is completed, the total number of pages, an amount of ink, or an amount of toner is allocated to at least one job costing category. Job costing categories include good use of the consumable type or waste. Waste is further broken down into additional job costing categories. This information also is broken into print speeds based on different media types, media trays, or printing devices. This process provides a more holistic overview of the costs incurred to finish a print job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Javier A. Morales
  • Patent number: 11740578
    Abstract: A monitoring device is configured to monitor image recordation by a recorder using a recording material supplied from a first cartridge and a second cartridge. the monitoring device includes a memory and a controller. The controller is configured to obtain number-of-sheet information indicating a number of sheets on which the image recordation has been performed, first consumption amount information indicating a consumption amount of a recording material consumed from the first cartridge, and second consumption amount information indicating a consumption amount of a recording material consumed from the second cartridge, determine ratio information indicating a ratio of the recording material consumed from the second cartridge to a total consumption amount of the recording material consumed from the first and second cartridges based on the obtained first and second consumption amount information, and store the obtained number-of-sheet information and the determined ratio information in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yushi Deura, Shinya Esaki, Shunsuke Minamikawa, Tetsuya Okuno, Haruka Azechi
  • Patent number: 11741378
    Abstract: Expert systems and methods determine the status of an entity in relation to one or more legal provisions. The one or more legal provisions are defined by one or more rules, which are evaluated using input data from a user which comprises attribute data related to the entity. The status of the entity is determined using the one or more rules and input data and is returned to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: AORA GROUP LIMITED
    Inventors: Bruce Antony Mennell, Alan David Millington
  • Patent number: 11729587
    Abstract: A system of a wireless telecommunications network performs a process initiated in response to an indication of a chargeable event (e.g., a registration procedure). The system obtains a current location of the wireless device, determines that the current location is different from a home location, and queries a database of a home charging function (CHF) for charging information of a subscriber associated with the wireless device. The system then dynamically stores the charging information at a database of a local CHF thereby eliminating the need to check with the home CHF when responding to every subsequent chargeable event, which reduces the service latency otherwise experienced by the wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Engelhart
  • Patent number: 11725954
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to pre-computing routes for autonomous vehicles using map shards. For example, a shard from a plurality of shards of a map may be selected. Each shard including a plurality of nodes and edges connecting pairs of nodes of the plurality of nodes, and each node of the plurality represents a location. A plurality of port nodes for the shard are identified. Each port node has an edge that enters into the selected shard or exists the selected shard. For each port node of the plurality having an edge that enters into the selected shard, optimal routes to each other port node of the plurality having an edge that exits the selected shard may be determined. The optimal routes for the selected shard may be sent to the autonomous vehicles in order to enable the autonomous vehicles to use the optimal routes to determine routes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Chan, Austin Abrams, Joshua Herbach
  • Patent number: 11727468
    Abstract: Provided is an agent robot control system comprising an acquisition unit which acquires a purchasing master list which shows a user's purchase merchandise candidates, and a control unit which generates a purchasing execution list for recommending, from the purchasing master list, purchases for select merchandise to be performed at real storefronts and for recommending purchases for other merchandise to be performed at online storefronts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasushi Miyajima
  • Patent number: 11720581
    Abstract: Systems and methods for query decomposition for scalability of continuous query processing are disclosed. In some examples, it is determined whether a query is fully stateful. If it is, the query may be divided into two functions, an aggregate function and a global function. The aggregate functions may be distributed across multiple distributed nodes and executed in parallel. The global function may then receive the results from the distributed nodes and join the results to achieve the fully stateful result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Unmesh Anil Deshmukh, Hoyong Park, Sandeep Bishnoi, Prabhu Thukkaram
  • Patent number: 11720842
    Abstract: The invention relates to a computer implemented system and method for identification of comparables. The method may comprise: receiving input data from a plurality of data sources for a comparable, generating labeled training data for a function classifier by labeling historical search results for comparables, generating probabilistic training data for the primary product and service classifiers, training the primary product and service classifiers using the labeled training data and the probabilistic training data, determining the functions, products, services, and risks of the comparable using the corresponding classifiers, receiving attributes of a tested party, applying a scoring algorithm to calculate a similarity score for the comparable, generating a recommendation to accept the comparable, reject the comparable, or give additional scrutiny to determine acceptability, and automatically providing a written justification for the decision to accept or to reject the comparable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: KPMG LLP
    Inventors: Steven Galginaitis, Michel Braun, Matthew Cretcher, Brian Shea, Mitchell Miller, Rebecca Reitz, Jillian Schleicher, John Hyung Lee, Marc Daniel Allen
  • Patent number: 11720902
    Abstract: A computer-assisted method for uniformly pricing chargeable items in a healthcare provider's chargeable item database is disclosed. The method applies uniform pricing to identical or related chargeable items. A system for uniformly pricing related chargeable items is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Inventors: William A. Hunt, Jennifer Hunt
  • Patent number: 11720914
    Abstract: A system and method are presented for using a plurality of data caches to increase the efficiency of a computing system in an e-commerce environment. Separate caches with distinct time-to-live values are created, one each for customer information, customer cart contents, and product pricing data. Product pricing is pre-analyzed using a pricing data engine that calculates multiple potential prices for a single item that is then stored in the product pricing data cache. This data can then be used in a variety of contexts to determine different pricing for the same product without requiring another request for product data from the pricing data engine. When a product is viewed during catalog browsing, all information needed to determine pricing for that particular user might be accessible from the data caches for fast processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: BBY Solutions, inc.
    Inventor: Rambabu Raipati
  • Patent number: 11710196
    Abstract: An online agricultural system manages and optimizes interactions of entities within the system to enable the execution of transaction and the transportation of crop products. The online agricultural system accesses historic and environmental data describing factors that may impact crop product transactions and/or transportation to determine market prices for crop products and crop product transportation. Responsive to receiving a request from an entity, the online agricultural system determines an optimal transaction for the entity, such as a price for selling a crop product, an available crop product for purchase, or a transportation opportunity to transport a crop product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: INDIGO AG, INC.
    Inventors: David Patrick Perry, Barry Loyd Knight, Eric Michael Jeck, Rachel Ariel Raymond, Neal Hitesh Rajdev, Geoffrey Albert von Maltzahn, Robert Berendes, Nathan Post, Philip Gabriel Sheets-Poling, Rodney Connor, Jonathan Hennek
  • Patent number: 11704631
    Abstract: A system may receive video of a damaged vehicle, perform image analysis of the video to determine one or more frames of the video that include a damaged portion of the vehicle, further analyze the one or more frames of the video that include a damaged portion of the vehicle to determine a damaged cluster of parts of the vehicle, determine whether the damaged cluster of parts should be repaired or replaced, map the damaged cluster of parts to one or more parts in a vehicle-specific database of parts, and generate, based on the mapping, a list of parts for repair or replacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Jean Utke, Cory Campagna
  • Patent number: 11694127
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media for carpool dual-pricing in ridesharing are provided. An exemplary method comprises: determining an expected trip count based on a plurality of carpool requests in a pricing unit and a pair of price adjustment multipliers applied to the pricing unit; for each of the plurality of carpool requests, generating a carpool matching probability of the carpool request by a second machine learning model based on the first expected trip count; constructing one or more Key Performance Indicator (KPI) models based on the plurality of carpool matching probabilities and the pair of price adjustment multipliers; and determining optimal values of the pair of price adjustment multipliers based on an optimization model maximizing an aggregated value of the one or more KPI models.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: Beijing DiDi Infinity Technology and Development Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bo Tan, Yanyi He
  • Patent number: 11675359
    Abstract: In various examples, a deep learning solution for path detection is implemented to generate a more abstract definition of a drivable path without reliance on explicit lane-markings—by using a detection-based approach. Using approaches of the present disclosure, the identification of drivable paths may be possible in environments where conventional approaches are unreliable, or fail—such as where lane markings do not exist or are occluded. The deep learning solution may generate outputs that represent geometries for one or more drivable paths in an environment and confidence values corresponding to path types or classes that the geometries correspond. These outputs may be directly useable by an autonomous vehicle—such as an autonomous driving software stack—with minimal post-processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: NVIDIA Corporation
    Inventors: Regan Blythe Towal, Maroof Mohammed Farooq, Vijay Chintalapudi, Carolina Parada, David Nister
  • Patent number: 11669410
    Abstract: The selection of an optimal restore instance type based on a customer's speed/cost tradeoff resolution is disclosed. An automated restore activity may be performed on a baseline test VM of a predefined size using different restore instance types. The number of calibration runs or evaluations needed to identify an optimal restore instance type in terms of performance and price, with respect to bandwidth or other constraining factor, is performed on less than all of the restore instance types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Jehuda Shemer, Boris Shpilyuck
  • Patent number: 11669875
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the technical field of electronic commerce, and provided thereby are a pricing method performed by a computer and device, and a non-transient computer-readable storage medium. The pricing method includes: determining a price vector to be tested and a reference conversion rate score according to a set of price vectors and a conversion rate score corresponding to each price vector, wherein each price vector in the set of price vectors comprises the price of one or more inventory units in the same period; selecting an optimization direction according to a result of comparison between the conversion rate score corresponding to the price vector to be tested and the reference conversion rate score, and determining an optimized price vector on the basis of the optimization direction; and updating the current price of the inventory unit using the price in the optimized price vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignees: BEIJING JINGDONG SHANGKE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BEIJING JINGDONG CENTURY TRADING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Peng Liao, Xinyi Wu
  • Patent number: 11645597
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a communication device database may store information about a plurality of communication devices, including at least one communication address associated with each communication device, wherein each communication device is associated with a resource unit. Moreover, a network based segmentation server may access information in a resource status database, automatically assign each resource unit to a resource segment based on at least one pre-determined algorithm and information in the resource status database, and transmit information about the resource segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: HARTFORD FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Wendy A. Wojdyl, Hope C McManus
  • Patent number: 11636412
    Abstract: There are provided systems and methods for prognostic analytics of an asset. For example, there is provided a system for monitoring a reliability of a component of an asset. The system includes a processor and a memory comprising instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause it to perform certain operations. These operations may include receiving input data, which can include performance data relating to the component, configuration data relating to the component, and statistical data relating to a plurality of assets. The operations can further include providing a pre-emptive recommendation for the component based on the input data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventor: Andrew Todd Lehmann
  • Patent number: 11630236
    Abstract: An automated method for managing weather related energy usage in a physical structure having and address using preexisting smart meters, preexisting weather stations and preexisting energy portals and with a dynamic energy model connected to a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: BUILDING OPTIMIZATION TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Gian Carlo Mitterhofer
  • Patent number: 11615289
    Abstract: Embodiments operate a configurator that generates a quote for a product or service configuration, the quote including a quote workflow that includes at least one required quote approval and the quote includes a plurality of quote attributes that define the quote. Embodiments input the plurality of quote attributes into a first neural network model and a second neural network model and generate with a gradient descent a likelihood that the quote will be approved and a time required for the quote to be approved. Embodiments generate one or more attributes with the largest gradient values for the likelihood that the quote will be approved and the time required for the quote to be approved. Embodiments receive a change to one or more of the attributes and regenerate the likelihood that the quote will be approved and/or the time required for the quote to be approved based on the change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeffrey Wilkins, Re Lai, Ellen Beres
  • Patent number: 11594312
    Abstract: A data aggregation and process automation (DAPA) system is disclosed. The DAPA system includes an authentication module, a monitoring module, an intelligent automation module, and a transformation module. The authentication module is configured to initiate authenticated communication with a plurality of servers, and includes an authentication storage having a plurality of authentication credentials and routing information. The monitoring module is configured to monitor a first server for a first change event and monitor a second server for a second change event. The first change event results in the receipt of a first data object and the second change event results in the receipt of a second data object. The intelligent automation module is configured to identify the second server, request a service, and submit an update data object to the first server. The transformation module is configured to transform data objects from one format into another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: Myndshft Technologies, Inc
    Inventors: Ronnie Wince, Tyler Wince
  • Patent number: 11579982
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and a computer program product for calculating bandwidth requirements is provided. The present invention may include receiving a recovery point objective (RPO). The present invention may also include simulating, using a virtual disk, a set of inter-site data transfers between a first data storage controller and a second data storage controller, wherein the second data storage controller is modelled by the virtual disk. The present invention may then include collecting a set of data correlating to a set of bandwidth factors, based on the simulated set of inter-site data transfers. The present invention may further include calculating, using the virtual disk, a bandwidth required for data replication for disaster recovery, based, at least in part, on the set of bandwidth factors and the RPO.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Shweta V. Kulkarni, Subhojit Roy, William J. Scales
  • Patent number: 11582298
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for coordinating inter-region operations in provider networks. An inter-region coordinator (IRC) operates asynchronously to the control planes of regional networks to coordinate inter-region operations. The IRC in a region may include one or more IRC servers. To perform inter-region operations, the servers may implement a local-remote-local method in which a server invokes an API in the local region to get work, sends the work to a control plane of a remote region, receives a response from the remote region, and informs the control plane in the local region of the status of the work.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Logan Michael Hood, Jonathan Galentine, Vincent Gerard Nicotra
  • Patent number: 11562301
    Abstract: A method of facilitating a fleet exchange includes retrieving a fleet and retrieving a set of workers, analyzing the fleet and the set of workers using smart scheduling to generate allocations, and displaying the allocations to the workers. In another aspect, a non-transitory computer readable medium includes program instructions that when executed, cause a computer system to receive vehicle allocation request, retrieve worker information and a worker calendar, generate an allocation, and display the allocation in a display device. A computing system for facilitating fleet exchange includes one or more processors and a memory including computer executable instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the computing system to retrieve a fleet and a set of workers, analyze the fleet and the set of workers to generate allocations, and display the allocations in a respective computing device of the workers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Joseph Robert Brannan, Ryan Gross
  • Patent number: 11550829
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a method for providing dynamic indexer discovery. The method comprises receiving, from an index manager, a status indication associated with a plurality of indexers, wherein each of the plurality of indexers indexes events of raw machine-generated data received from a plurality of data collectors. The method further comprises determining a weight associated with each of the plurality of indexers and selecting an indexer from the plurality of indexers. Subsequently, the method comprises allocating data to the indexer in accordance with a respective weight assigned to the indexer and transmitting the allocated data to the indexer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: SPLUNK INC.
    Inventors: Vishal Patel, Jagannath Kerai, Hasan Alayli
  • Patent number: 11544256
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for automating the process of mapping repair documents, published by Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), to repair information provided in a repair estimate record. A baseline set of repair estimate records specifying one or more parts of a baseline vehicle and an associated set of repair documents specifying instructions for repairing the one or more parts of the baseline vehicle may be saved using a data categorization model in a mapping dataset. The repair documents associated with baseline set of repair estimate records which have been saved in the mapping dataset may then be used to automatically determine associations between another set of repair estimate records and corresponding repair documents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Mitchell International, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Baierl, Abhijeet Gulati, Jerry Gastineau, Penny Genovese, Vicki Gurner, John Strong, Sarika Gupta
  • Patent number: 11543258
    Abstract: A personalized notification method for a mobility as a service (MaaS) vehicle includes receiving conditional personalized notification features from a passenger of the MaaS vehicle. The method also includes monitoring current driving environment of the MaaS vehicle to determine whether a condition of the conditional personalized notification features is satisfied. The method further includes notifying the passenger when the condition is satisfied via at least one localized output device in a compartment of the MaaS vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: TOYOTA RESEARCH INSTITUTE, INC.
    Inventors: Soon Ho Kong, Jonathan Decastro, Nikos Arechiga Gonzalez, Frank Permenter
  • Patent number: 11538078
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer readable medium for usage billing of one or more hosted applications serving one or more clients. The hosted applications are contained within one or more isolated environments or run without isolated environments. The system may include usage billing based on one or more of resources open, amount of data flowing through resources, number of open files, number of transactions, number of concurrent users, number of processes, CPU utilization and memory usage, The system may further include a management interface where administrators may add, remove and configure isolated environments, configure client policies and credentials, and force upgrades. If using isolated environments, the isolated environments may be isolated from other applications and the host operating system on the clients and applications within the isolated environments may run without performing an application-installation on the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Allan Havemose