For Cost/price Patents (Class 705/400)
  • Patent number: 10803525
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for generating vehicle insurance rates based on driver-independent variables and/or driver-dependent variables. Vehicle insurance rates may additionally or alternatively be based on changes in the level of autonomy of vehicles. In some embodiments, a density of vehicles near a target vehicle may be tracked. Vehicle insurance rates may be determined based on the vehicle density. Furthermore, systems and methods are disclosed for analyzing a driver's use of autonomous vehicle features and/or the driver's maintenance of the autonomous vehicle. The driver may also be taught certain driving skills by enabling vehicle teaching features. The driver's response to these teaching features may be monitored, and a reward or recommendation may be generated and provided to the driver based on the driver's response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Suresh Augustine, Edward A. Biemer, Dagmar Dugan, Jennifer Field, Laura Flodin
  • Patent number: 10800645
    Abstract: The present application discloses a method, device and system for automatic oiling of a long-distance transport vehicle. The method provided by the present application includes: obtaining, by a transport planning system at a network side, vehicle status information, transport mission information and highway port information of the vehicle before the long-distance transport vehicle starts from a highway port of departure; generating a transport plan according to the vehicle status information, the transport mission information and the highway port information, wherein the transport plan comprises at least one highway port to be stopped at, cargo quantity to be loaded at each highway port to be stopped at and oil mass to be filled at each highway port to be stopped at; and sending the transport plan to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: TUSIMPLE, INC.
    Inventor: Nan Wu
  • Patent number: 10796545
    Abstract: Changes of a vertical and horizontal position of an item are programmatically monitored relative to at least one three-dimensional (3D) item-specific proximity exclusion attribute that precludes movement of the item into a defined 3D item-configured prohibited region by iteratively querying an item tag of the item for measured vertical and horizontal coordinates of the item tag. In response to determining that a detected change of at least one of the vertical and horizontal position of the item results in the item being located within the defined 3D item-configured prohibited region, an item-specific proximity exclusion alert is generated indicating that the item is located within the defined 3D item-configured prohibited region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nader M. Nassar, Annette S. H. Riffe, Robert J. Spremulli, Bernie K. K. Wong
  • Patent number: 10797958
    Abstract: An enterprise model associated with an operational environment within an operational dashboard can be identified. The model can include an entity which can be an operational node, an architecture component node, a resource, a goal, or a constraint of an enterprise organization. The environment can include element which can be a computing resource and a computing resource state associated with the organization. An operational state change within the operational environment can be performed. A result of the change can be presented within an architectural view of the model within the dashboard. The result can include a context, a policy, a function, or a relationship affecting the model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Romelia H. Flores, Leonard S. Hand
  • Patent number: 10785124
    Abstract: A system and method for network planning with certain guarantees is disclosed. The system receives data characterizing various aspects of a backbone network, such as the nodes of the backbone network, how the nodes are connected by network links, the maximum available capacities of the network assets, network costs, and network asset reliability information. The system also receives data characterizing the requirements of different data communications, or flows, within the backbone network. For example, the backbone network may need to provide a flow a minimum amount of bandwidth or throughput, and the flow may have a minimum required uptime or availability. Based on the network data and flow data, the system generates a network plan that describes how capacity should be provided by different components of the network in a manner that guarantees satisfying flow requirements while balancing other considerations, such as network costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Satyajeet Singh Ahuja, Yury Smirnov, Alexander Ilo Nikolaidis, Gayathrinath Nagarajan, Steve Politis, Srivatsan Balasubramanian
  • Patent number: 10773455
    Abstract: A 3D slicing and printing method using strengthened auxiliary wall is provided. The method is to control a 3D printer (3) to retrieve multiple layers of object print data corresponding to a 3D object (90), and multiple layers of wall print data and raft print data, print multiple layers of raft slice physical models (400,60) on a print platform (307) layer by layer according to the raft print data, print multiple layers of wall slice physical models (420-421,80-81) on the printed raft slice physical models (400,60) layer by layer according to the wall print data, and print multiple layers of 3D slice physical models (50-53,70-71) layer by layer according to the object print data during printing the raft slice physical models (400,60) and the wall slice physical models (420-421,80-81). It can effectively prevent the auxiliary wall (42,8) from collapsing and failure of printing a whole 3D physical model (5,7) via making a raft structure (40,6) be arranged under the auxiliary wall (42,8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignees: XYZPRINTING, INC., KINPO ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Kwan Ho, Hsin-Ta Hsieh, Ting-Hsiang Lien, Yu-Ting Huang
  • Patent number: 10764392
    Abstract: Provided are systems and methods for contextually providing services via a portable computer at a selected location. According to some embodiments, the systems and methods include processes for determining location-specific information about the selected location, determining status information about a user of the portable computer interface, and displaying an available service to the user on a display screen of the portable computer, the available service being selected based on the location-specific information and the status information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: LiTL LLC
    Inventors: Robert Sanford Havoc Pennington, Aaron Tang, John H. Chuang, Chris Bambacus, Eben Eliason, Chris Moody, Johan Bilien
  • Patent number: 10764788
    Abstract: In one embodiment, in accordance with the present invention, a method, computer program product, and system for managing and redistributing unused bandwidth between devices connected to a mobile telecommunications network is provided. One or more computer processors determine a predicted amount of data to be used by a mobile device. The one or more computer processors determine a surplus of allocated data based on whether the predicted amount of data is less than an allocated amount of data. The one or more computer processors, upon determining that there is a surplus of allocated data, move the surplus of allocated data to a data pool to be used by one or more additional mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Asmahan Ali, Ali Y. Duale, Mustafa Mah
  • Patent number: 10755283
    Abstract: A computer system for processing vehicle ownership support data includes an infrastructure platform which includes a plurality of hardware and software components, infrastructure services, APIs, and SDKs adapted to communicate in a communication network. The infrastructure platform receives telematics data such as vehicle identification data, driving performance data, vehicle operation data and vehicle sensor data for a corresponding vehicle. Such telematics data can be received from a vehicle device (Onboard Device (OBD)), or from a cloud-based telematics platform. The infrastructure platform identifies vehicle ownership support services associated with the at least one vehicle and analyzes the received telematics data associated with the identified services. The infrastructure platform provides vehicle ownership support services to a mobile application accessible at a customer's mobile device associated with the vehicle or the customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Bharat Prasad, Charles L. Oakes, III
  • Patent number: 10755498
    Abstract: [Problem] A drive recorder is provided that enables acquisition of a desired image captured when an impact with a strength meeting a predetermined condition has been measured. [Means of Solution] In the drive recorder 1, the travel recording module 51 records captured moving-imagery data 60 captured by a camera 18 installed on a vehicle. The acceleration sensor 19 measures the acceleration of the vehicle. When it is determined that the acceleration measured by the acceleration sensor 19 is within an abnormality range, the travel recording module 51 notifies the server 4 at a predetermined time point of the time point of dangerous driving at which the acceleration within the abnormality range was measured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: PAI-R Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Isao Yasuda
  • Patent number: 10749825
    Abstract: Content of an email message may be analyzed, using natural language processing (NLP), to determine a subject matter of the email message. A cost estimate may be generated for sending the email message based on at least the subject matter of the email message. The cost estimate may be compared to a cost threshold. The cost estimate may be determined to exceed the cost threshold, based on the comparing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nnaemeka I. Emejulu, Andrew J. Lavery, Mario A. Maldari, Karthikeyan Ramamoorthy
  • Patent number: 10748178
    Abstract: In various implementations, analytics data is received that indicates performance of bid targets for historical bids made in one or more content delivery auctions. Baseline prediction models are maintained for the bid targets. The baseline prediction models use the analytics data to predict performance of the bid targets in one or more future instances of at least one content delivery auction. A presentation context factor model is maintained that provides an adjustment factor that quantifies a contribution of a subset of a plurality of presentation context factors associated with the bid targets to performance of the bid targets based on predicted values from the baseline prediction models. A contextual predicted value is computed using the adjustment factor for the subset of the plurality of presentation context factors. A performance prediction is transmitted to a user device and is based on at least the contextual predicted value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventors: Zhenyu Yan, Xiang Wu, Chen Dong, Abhishek Pani
  • Patent number: 10748084
    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: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: David John Ward, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10740849
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for interacting with smart contracts stored on a blockchain to control vehicle related activity. The systems and methods may include (1) receiving one or more transactions from one or more computing devices, the transactions associated with a particular vehicle and include a VIN for the vehicle and indicative of at least one of a trigger condition associated with the vehicle; (2) compiling the one or more transactions into a block of transactions; (3) distributing the block to a plurality of validation entities to form a consensus on an update to the distributed ledger; (4) routing the one or more transactions within the block to respective smart contracts associated with the VIN; and/or (5) automatically executing an action the particular smart contract directs should be performed in response to the particular trigger condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: William J. Leise, Jacob J. Alt, Jaime Skaggs, Eric Bellas, Shawn M. Call, Eric R. Moore, Melinda Teresa Magerkurth, Vicki King
  • Patent number: 10733656
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods, computer systems, and computer readable media for determining, sorting, or determining and sorting a set of items. The method includes receiving, via a user device, parameter values from a user and receiving parameter weights. The method further includes determining a sort score for each vehicle of a set of vehicles based on the received parameter values and parameter weights, and sorting the set of vehicles based on the sort score of each vehicle of the set of vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Micah Price, Qiaochu Tang, Jason Hoover, Avid Ghamsari, Geoffrey Dagley
  • Patent number: 10733863
    Abstract: The present invention relates the operation and handling of incidents, for example in relation to alarms and events generated in relation to a security system by a plurality of surveillance devices. The invention also relates to a corresponding incident handling method and a computer program product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: IRISITY AB (PUBL)
    Inventors: Johnny Berlic, Victor Hagelbäck
  • Patent number: 10728348
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for analyzing application usage on a user device and optimizing application and license distribution for user devices in an enterprise. An example system includes a management server and a data server. The management server can provide instructions to the user device to install a tracking application that gathers application-usage data using built-in functionality of the user device. The data server can receive and compile the application-usage data, creating compiled usage data. Using this compiled usage data, the management server can execute a rules engine to determine an action to take associated with at least one application on the user device, such as redistributing application licenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: AirWatch, LLC
    Inventors: Bhavesh Krishna Kumar, Abhishek Mishra, Nigitha Alugubelli
  • Patent number: 10719804
    Abstract: A mailbox system includes a remote computing device and a mailbox. The remote computing device is configured to communicate with a user device and to receive and review user authorization information and transmit an authorization message indicating successful authorization. The mailbox has a mail piece receiving mechanism, a mailbox identifier, a label printer, a locking mechanism, and a microprocessor. The microprocessor is configured to communicate with a user device having received an authorization message, to control the label printer to print a mailing label corresponding to services selected by a user via the user device, to control the locking mechanism in response to communications from the user device to allow the user to place a mail piece in the mail piece receiving mechanism and to lock the mail piece receiving mechanism after the mail piece is placed therein, and to communicate with the remote computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Advanced Technology & Research Corp.
    Inventor: Robert Lundahl
  • Patent number: 10713596
    Abstract: Embodiments are described for transforming data relatively homogeneous data segments for training or otherwise configuring automated modeling systems. For example, a computing system selects, from standardized data, geographic data objects associated with a completed transaction value greater than the threshold number. The computing system clusters these geographic data objects and combines completed transactions associated with the selected geographic data objects into segments. The computing system performs a similarity analysis for pairs of the geographic data objects by comparing numerically valued attributes of the geographic data objects. The computing system also selects, from the standardized data, remaining completed transactions that are not grouped into segments and combines, based on the similarity analysis and the threshold number, these property transactions into segments such that each completed transaction has been assigned to one or more of the relatively homogeneous segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: IntelliReal, LLC
    Inventors: Carl Allan Cozine, Bradley D. Brown, Eric L. Miles
  • Patent number: 10699286
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture to correct attribution errors and coverage bias for digital audio ratings are disclosed. An example method includes applying, by executing an instruction with a processor, a duration-based count matrix to first demographic data associated with collected impressions of digital audio to determine second demographic data, the duration-based count matrix being based on a misattribution adjustment matrix, applying, by executing an instruction with the processor, a coverage adjustment vector to the second demographic data to determine third demographic data, applying, by executing an instruction with the processor, a scaling factor to the third demographic data to determine fourth demographic data, and generating, by executing an instruction with the processor, ratings data at a daypart-level using the fourth demographic data, the ratings data associated with the digital audio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Dipti Umesh Shah, Edward Ellis Cohen, Antonia Toupet, Helena Mendrisova
  • Patent number: 10697789
    Abstract: A transportation management system can maintain a set of driver logs for drivers operating throughout a given region, where each driver log indicates driving characteristics of a respective driver. The system can determine a destination for the respective driver operating a vehicle from an initial location to the destination, and determine a set of routes between the initial location and the destination. Based at least in part on the driving characteristics of the respective driver, the system can determine an individualized risk value for the respective driver for each route of the set of routes, and select an optimal route from the set of routes based, at least in part, on the individualized risk value for each route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventors: Dima Kislovskiy, David McAllister Bradley
  • Patent number: 10692038
    Abstract: A delivery data server includes at least one processor that executes a delivery data server application to bidirectionally communicate delivery data with a first user of a first client device via a network. The delivery data includes delivery menu data sent to the first client device and delivery location data received from the first client device that indicates a service address associated with a user of the first client device and a delivery location associated with the service address for receiving at least one delivery to the service address. The delivery data server application processes the delivery location data to direct the at least one delivery to the service address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventors: Bruce E. Stuckman, Judith Lynn Stuckman, Katherine C. Stuckman
  • Patent number: 10685161
    Abstract: A method of modifying an integrated circuit (IC) design layout is provided. The method includes receiving a first IC design layout having first gate layout patterns and first interconnect layout patterns. Second gate layout patterns for a second IC design layout are then obtained from the first gate layout patterns according to a set of design rules associated with a technology node different from that of the first IC design layout. After determining scaling factors for the first IC design layout based on the first gate layout patterns and the second gate layout patterns such that each scaling factor corresponds to one of at least one shrinkable region and at least one non-shrinkable region in the first IC design layout, the first interconnect layout patterns are adjusted using the scaling factors to determine second interconnect layout patterns for the second IC design layout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY LTD.
    Inventors: Chi-Wen Chang, Jui-Feng Kuan
  • Patent number: 10684939
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention include a method, system and computer program product determining, scoring and reporting the complexity of customer and test environments and workloads. The method includes a processor performing an accounting of factors related to complexity of a plurality of environments and workloads; determining one or more formulas to use for determining an overall score and ranking for each one of the plurality of environments and workloads; collecting relative environment and workload data; determining a complexity score for each one of the plurality of environments and workloads; and determining a complexity ranking for each one of the plurality of environments and workloads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thomas W. Conti, Kyle R. Moser
  • Patent number: 10664780
    Abstract: A device may receive first information associated with an asset that is associated with a project. The device may determine a plurality of cost elements associated with the project based on the first information. The device may determine a plurality of sub-elements associated with the project based on the plurality of cost elements and the first information. The device may generate a plurality of hypotheses corresponding to the plurality of sub-elements. The device may receive second information associated with the hypotheses. The device may determine impact factors associated with the plurality of hypotheses based on the second information. The device may generate an estimate based on the impact factors. The device may determine a project execution date, associated with the project, based on the estimate. The device may cause an action to be performed in association with the asset based on the project execution date.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Jean Charles Clausse, Davi C. Quintiere, Sam Mathew
  • Patent number: 10656997
    Abstract: A method for execution by a dispersed storage and task (DST) processing unit includes obtaining audit records for an audit object and determining when the audit object is complete. When the audit object is complete, aggregating the audit records of the audit object within the audit object by generating the audit object to include the audit records; generating identifier (ID) information and generating integrity information. Fields of the audit object are populated with the audit records, the ID information, and the integrity information and a name of the audit object is determined for storage of the audit object and the name of the audit object in a dispersed storage network (DSN).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: PURE STORAGE, INC.
    Inventors: Jason K. Resch, Wesley B. Leggette
  • Patent number: 10657314
    Abstract: A method for dynamic linking between graphic documents and comment databases is described and includes entering a base graphic representation of a project in a computer system. The base graphic representation may be the conversion of a user supplied format graphic to a web support format graphic. A coordinate overlay grid of a coordinate overlay program may be linked to the base graphic representation for overlay positioning and display on the base graphic representation. The coordinate overlay program may have a notation subprogram linked to the coordinate overlay grid for a user to designate notation with an identifier relative to a distinct location of the base graphic representation on the coordinate overlay grid. A text or graphic comment data record may be entered in a comment data record referenced to an identifier and displayed using a computer cursor device and display to activate an identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: E-PLAN, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Chegini, Steven Hooper, S. Jay Hedjazi
  • Patent number: 10657548
    Abstract: A product obsolescence forecast system comprises machine instructions stored in a non-transitory computer readable storage medium. A processor executes the machine instructions to access data items related to a first product and one or more second products designated as similar to the first product, the first product and each of the one or more second products belonging to a same class of products; extract data elements from the data items; reformat the data elements as analyzable data elements and store the analyzable data elements in an analyzable data structure; apply a probabilistic model to selected ones of the analyzable data elements to provide a forecast obsolescence date for the first product; and using the forecast obsolescence date, determine one or more impacts based on the forecast obsolescence date.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: ARCHITECTURE TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Drew Sullivan, Evan Eaves, William Colligan
  • Patent number: 10652110
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed that provision a cloud-based service together with a dedicated network connection to provision a cloud-based service element. In response to the request both the cloud-based service element and a dedicated network connection are provisioned. Provisioning the cloud-based service element together with the dedicated network connection enables the cloud-based service element to utilize the dedicated network connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Pete Joseph Caputo, II, Austin David Ritchie, Alan Wade Prehmus, Travis Duane Ewert, Harold Wayne Teets
  • Patent number: 10643285
    Abstract: A system for analyzing the environment of a vehicle i) receives a plurality of data from at least one sensor associated with a vehicle, such that the plurality of data includes at least one environmental condition at a location; (ii) analyzes the plurality of data to determine the at least one environmental condition at the location; (iii) determines a condition of a building at the location based upon the at least one environmental condition; (iv) determines an insurance product for the building based upon the determined condition associated with the building; and (v) generates an insurance quote for the insurance product. As a result, the speed and accuracy of insurance providers learning about potential clients and the conditions of the potential client's property and needs is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
    Inventors: Nathan Tofte, Cole Nave
  • Patent number: 10643168
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention include a method, system and computer program product for determining, scoring and reporting the portability of customer and test environments and workloads. The method includes a processor performing an accounting of factors related to portability of a plurality of environments and workloads; determining one or more formulas to use for determining an overall score and ranking for each one of the plurality of environments and workloads; collecting relative environment and workload data; determining a portability score for each one of the plurality of environments and workloads; and determining a portability ranking for each one of the plurality of environments and workloads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thomas W. Conti, Kyle R. Moser
  • Patent number: 10621072
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention include a method, system and computer program product for more accurately porting a customer or test workload. The method includes a processor acquiring relative customer or test workload and environment data for determining portability feasibility; determining workload and environment portability scores and rankings; comparing a current workload and environment to previously ported workloads and workload port analyses; determining which workload components may be ported; determining actual workload portability feasibility; generating one or more agile workload portability data reports that indicate which workload components are candidates for agile porting; and determining to not provide for viewing a summary of the actual workload portability feasibility or the one or more agile workload portability data reports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thomas W. Conti, Kyle R. Moser
  • Patent number: 10607084
    Abstract: A device having extended reality capabilities may capture a video feed including one or more video frames depicting an object that is visible in a field of view of the device. The device may provide the one or more video frames to a machine learning model that identifies the object and one or more parts of the object that are depicted in the one or more video frames. The device may obtain positional tracking information that represents a position and an orientation associated with the object relative to a coordinate space that corresponds to the field of view of the device. The device may obtain a workflow including a sequence of content items for visually inspecting the object using the extended reality capabilities of the device. The device may render digital content associated with the workflow using the extended reality capabilities of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Qiaochu Tang, Micah Price, Jason Hoover, Geoffrey Dagley, Stephen Wylie
  • Patent number: 10606240
    Abstract: A facility for automated modelling of the cutting process for a particular material to be cut by a beam cutting tool, such as a waterjet cutting system, from empirical data to predict aspects of the waterjet's effect on the workpiece across a range of material thicknesses, across a range of cutting geometries, and across a range of cutting quality levels, all of which may be broader than, and independent of the actual requirements for a target workpiece, is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: OMAX Corporation
    Inventors: Axel H. Henning, James M. O'Connor
  • Patent number: 10600126
    Abstract: Client side and server side methods for combining data originating from an On Board Diagnostics (OBD) cap with data originating from a client computing device are presented. The method includes receiving, from a client computing device via a computer network, a plurality of OBD cap data originating from an OBD cap and receiving, from the client computing device via the computer network, a plurality of client computing device data originating from the client computing device. The method also includes selecting, at a processor, a first data parameter from the plurality of OBD cap data and selecting, at the processor, a second data parameter from the plurality of client computing device data. The method further includes analyzing, at the processor, the first data parameter and the second data parameter and flagging, at the processor, an insurance account associated with the OBD device as a result of the analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Nicholas R. Baker, David W. Thurber, Paul Christopher Rutkowski, Benjamin F. Bowne
  • Patent number: 10594760
    Abstract: Various embodiments include devices and methods structured to provide an intelligent event processing offload, which can facilitate an efficient, geo-distributed tiered scalable event streaming and processing interconnect through an embedded adapter interconnect. Event streams received in a data handler from one or more networks can be separated into partitions. The loading of the event streams into the partitions can be tracked to balance the loading by controlling the number of partitions used. Packets of each partition can be sent to a respective reactive router that resides in a controlling application for further processing. Additional devices, systems, and methods can be implemented in a variety of applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Habib Madani, Sanqi Li
  • Patent number: 10592942
    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: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC
    Inventor: Allan Havemose
  • Patent number: 10586288
    Abstract: Methods, computer-readable media, systems and apparatuses for determining and implementing risk unit based insurance policies are presented. A user may receive a plurality of risk units associated with an insurance policy. The risk units may be stored in a risk unit account associated with the user, the vehicle, etc. During operation of the vehicle, sensor data may be received. The sensor data may provide information associated with driving behaviors of the user, environmental conditions in which the vehicle is being operated, and the like. A consumption rate of the risk units may be determined based, at least in part, on the received sensor data. If a number of risk units in a risk unit account is below a predetermined threshold, a notification may be transmitted to the user and/or a predetermined number of risk units may be automatically added to the risk unit account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Arity International Limited
    Inventors: Edward A. Biemer, Grady Irey, Caryl M. Styrsky
  • Patent number: 10586301
    Abstract: An operation method is proposed to retain parking man-hours and reducing a cost by means of an automatic parking management system using carriers to transport a vehicle. The automatic parking management system, managing parking of vehicles, includes: a simulator that simulates a status of vehicles from boarding and drop-off areas to inside a parking place; and a resource management subsystem that manages a quantity of vehicle carriers; wherein a number of times of use of the parking place is predicted based on usage history of the parking place and the optimum quantity of vehicle carriers to satisfy aimed work efficiency can be calculated by inputting the predicted number of times of use and using the simulator. Additionally, a time of using the parking place for each user is predicted based on the user's parking place usage history, and a movement instruction to change a position of the vehicle within the parking place is issued in accordance with the prediction result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoriko Kazama, Yoshikazu Tsuda, Ryuichi Kitayama
  • Patent number: 10586190
    Abstract: A request is received to book a flight on a private aircraft. A disruption cost associated with adding the flight to a previously optimized schedule of previously booked flights is determined. A price to be quoted to book the requested flight is computed based at least in part on the disruption cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Stellar Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: David Fox, Christos Katsis, Lawrence E. Doxsee, Jr., Nicoleta Neagu, Paul Touw, Gary Waldman
  • Patent number: 10580054
    Abstract: One embodiment of the system and method described herein provides a computer system configured to provide an interface for operation by a user at a remote computing device, receive a request from the user for a vehicle history report of a vehicle. The computer system is further configured to prompt the user for interest in a prequalification for a financing offer. The computer system is further configured to receive the indication of the user's interest in the prequalification. The system also includes a data storage module, accessible by the computer system, configured to retrieve data corresponding to the vehicle, store the retrieved data, retrieve data corresponding to a determination regarding the prequalification for the financing offer, and store the retrieved determination. The computer system is further configured to convey the vehicle history report to the user and convey the prequalification determination to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Experian Information Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan B. Cain, Will Hope, Kirsten Von Busch, Dominic Edward DeGuiseppe
  • Patent number: 10540454
    Abstract: Multiple simultaneous representations are achieved through the capture essential geometry and topology in a master graph. Object information is captured in metadata associated with elements of this graph. An algorithm builds multiple domain specific representations based on the master graph and metadata. The summary of model objects is created based on metadata. Through this abstraction, desired representations (in this case for design and for manufacturing) may be generated and presented simultaneously with associativity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Inventors: Lana Saksonov, Scott S. Harris, Elif Tosun, Paul R. Chastell, Emmett Weeks
  • Patent number: 10528340
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include methods and systems for providing predictive quality analysis. Consistent with disclosed embodiments, a system may receive input data associated with a software program and compare the input data with one or more predetermined analysis parameters. The system may further determine at least one risk rating based on the comparison, wherein each risk rating corresponds to a distinct software category. The system may perform additional operations, including determining at least one adjustment to the software program based on the determined at least one risk rating, and prioritizing the at least one adjustment based on a predetermined adjustment priority standard. Furthermore, the system may provide a report including at least an indication of the at least one prioritized adjustment, a timeline for implementing the at least one prioritized adjustment, and plan implementing the at least one prioritized adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventor: Jyoti Bhardwaj
  • Patent number: 10489416
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are techniques for optimizing and managing the execution of hybrid flows. An execution plan is generated for each hybrid flow based at least partially on attributes associated therewith. The execution of each hybrid flow is managed in accordance with the execution plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: MICRO FOCUS LLC
    Inventors: Alkiviadis Simitsis, William K. Wilkinson, Umeshwar Dayal
  • Patent number: 10489407
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to apparatuses, systems, and methods for enhancing search results based on recent user interactions. As described herein, embodiments may infer various refinements for search queries; these refinements are based, at least in part, on the user's recent interactions with the search platform (e.g., within a current session). In other words, as the user is interacting with the search platform, one or more refinements may be inferred to help make the search results more relevant to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: EBAY INC.
    Inventors: Sameep Navin Solanki, Jayasimha Katukuri, Manas Haribhai Somaiya, Rajyashree Mukherjee, Rakesh Setty
  • Patent number: 10474830
    Abstract: A shared networked storage may be separated from a key vault system. A storage request with data to be stored and the storage request with a confidentiality rating may be received. The confidentiality rating may indicate a level of confidentiality the data is associated with. The storage request with the data and the confidentiality rating may be received via a shared networked storage access interface by a security layer. The data to be stored by the key vault system and the confidentiality rating may be encrypted on request of the security layer and into a data container. The shared networked storage may be categorized into Cloud zones. Each Cloud zone may be assigned a trust level. The data container may be stored in one of the Cloud zones of the shared networked storage. The trust level of the one of the Cloud zones may correspond to the confidentiality rating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Marcus Breuer, Itzhack Goldberg, Thorsten Muehge, Erik Rueger, Matthias Seul
  • Patent number: 10469567
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, at a model and optimization framework, a request, rendered in a first format, for a service to be implemented on a subset of a software-defined network. The request includes at least one constraint affecting implementation of the service. The method includes producing an optimized solution, rendered in a second format, for implementing the service based on the at least one constraint. The method includes translating the optimized solution to the first format and providing instructions for a cloud manager to implement the service consistent with the translated optimized solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Carlos Eduardo De Andrade, Rakesh Kumar Sinha, Weiyi Zhang, Sarat Puthenpura
  • Patent number: 10424126
    Abstract: Systems and methods which provide for activation of postage indicia at a point of sale are shown. In operation according to embodiments, unassigned (e.g., not yet activated or not yet representing postage value) tokens (e.g., IBI barcodes) suitable for later use as postage indicia are distributed to various point of sale locations, such as retail locations, consumer kiosks, vending machines, etc. and made available for purchase by users. Upon purchase, at a point of sale, such unassigned tokens are preferably activated as valid or “live” postage indicia. Thereafter, the postage indicia may be used to post mail items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Stamps.com Inc.
    Inventors: James Michael Bortnak, Kenneth Thomas McBride
  • Patent number: 10417699
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems and methods for optimizing bidding in a business-to-business environment. Initially the observed outcomes for n deals are received, and the belief parameters for these n deals are calculated. The Bayes-greedy price is then calculated and presented to a buyer. The buyer's response is collected and an optimal variance parameter based on the buyer's response is generated. The belief parameters for these n+1 deals are also updated. This process may be repeated for additional deals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Vendavo, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Bergerson, Megan Kurka, Huashuai Qu, Ilya O. Ryzhov, Michael C. Fu
  • Patent number: 10409647
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for managing a software application. Load information indicative of a workload over time of one or more computing resources being used by the software application is monitored. Furthermore, social information indicative of a social activity over time relating to the software application is monitored. An estimated correlation between the monitored load information and the monitored social information is determined. A future requirement of the computing resources for the software application is then forecasted according to the monitored social information and the estimated correlation for use in provisioning the computing resources to the software application accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Francesco M. Carteri, Giorgio Corsetti, Massimo Marra, Andrea Tortosa