For Cost/price Patents (Class 705/400)
  • Patent number: 11188852
    Abstract: Systems and methods for creating a recommendation engine of a process modeling server and automatically comparing tickets by the recommendation engine are disclosed. The recommendation engine may be generated by digitizing a seat map of a venue that characterizes one or more interrelationships between the seats. After creation, the process modeling server receives a notification that a ticket holder's ticket to an event taking place at a venue has been cancelled or become otherwise unavailable. The process modeling server compares one or more attributes of the now-unavailable ticket to one or more rules maintained by a recommendation engine of the process modeling server. The recommendation engine generates one or more substitute ticket alternatives based on the comparison for selection. The recommendation engine may refine the one or more rules over time based on actual customer selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: StubHub, Inc.
    Inventors: Sandy Ngo, Adriane McFetridge, Randolph Minde, Christopher Pierce, James Suller, Wagner Gomez
  • Patent number: 11182817
    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 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: BBY Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Rambabu Raipati
  • Patent number: 11176511
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to item transportation management. Package characteristics of a first package are determined. A set of unstructured data is processed to determine a transportation constraint associated with a transportation path. The package characteristics of the first package are compared to the transportation constraint. A determination is made that the package characteristics of the first package do not satisfy the transportation constraint based on the comparison. A reconfiguration recommendation is then issued to an individual associated with the first package in response to the determination that the package characteristics of the first package do not satisfy the transportation constraint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Arthur De Magalhaes, Vuk Svilaric, Leo Anthony Christy Jesuraj, Felix Wong
  • Patent number: 11170649
    Abstract: A collision avoidance and road safety system is applied to a road network comprised of a plurality of road segments for a location to produce real time or dynamic forecasting of collision risk and root causes of the potential collision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ambhighainath Ganesan, Sherif A. Goma, Chelsea Grindle, Dakota Fried, Kevin Chang, Raphael Ezry
  • Patent number: 11170453
    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: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    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, Jonathan Hennek, Ean Shaughnessy Wahl Mullins
  • Patent number: 11171927
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed enabling establishment of a direct connection between a first device connected to a first network and a second device connected to a second network upon finding a permission response from a third device connected to a third network. Establishment of the direct connection is controlled by a second network node associated with the second network. A connection request is received from the first device at at least one of the second network node or a third network node associated with the third network and a permission indication is found indicating that a connection with the second device is subject to permission from the third device. A permission response may be found from the third device to permit the connection request for enabling establishment of the direct connection. Establishing of the direct connection is enabled between the first device and the second device in response to finding the permission response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignees: Koninklijke KPN N.V., Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast-Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Sander De Kievit, Antonius Norp
  • Patent number: 11144957
    Abstract: A system for recommending a meal kit may include a user device and a meal kit recommendation server. The meal kit recommendation server may be configured to obtain a food item purchase history associated with a given user and generate a recommended meal kit based upon the food item purchase history. The meal kit recommendation server may also be configured to generate a digital promotion for the recommended meal kit and communicate the recommended meal kit and the digital promotion to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: INMAR CLEARING, INC.
    Inventors: Alise Raak, Diana Medina
  • Patent number: 11144943
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media for generating incentivizing notifications to complete an uncompleted listing. A draft completion system determines, based on data included in an uncompleted listing for an item, a set of status values for the uncompleted listing. The uncompleted listing os associated with a first account of an online service. The draft completion system determines, based on the set of status values, a first incentivizing notification for the uncompleted listing. The draft completion system presents, on a client device associated with the first account, a user interface including the first incentivizing notification and at least one user interface element that enables a user to complete the uncompleted listing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Krithika Sairam, Rahul Kyamaji, Karunanidhi Sethuraman, Bhumika Gupta, Paul Michael Taylor, SasiKumar Arumugam
  • Patent number: 11144896
    Abstract: An image appliance vehicle toll transaction system for electronic toll collection and image appliance vehicle toll transaction methods for identifying a vehicle at an electronic toll for electronic toll collection are disclosed. The image appliance vehicle toll transaction system allows toll agencies to store, in a cloud database, images of vehicle toll transactions and violations for the time required by the law and their data associated image metadata. The image appliance vehicle toll transaction system may use third party services to automatically determine, using AI, the license plate number and state of the vehicle. For each received image, and its metadata, the system returns a unique identifier or image token. This reduces the need for human manual image review by using AI and reduces operation costs while increasing accuracy and quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Inventor: Giorgio Salvatore Frondoni
  • Patent number: 11132702
    Abstract: Endogenous and exogenous variables associated with an item for sale by an affiliate may be displayed to a user of an affiliate decision-making tool. In response to the user selecting one of the endogenous variables, the affiliate decision-making tool may compute a number of introductions, a number of leads, and a number of sales for each of a plurality of possible values of the endogenous variable. The computation may be done utilizing a display position algorithm. A visualization of effects of setting the endogenous variable at different levels may be presented. The user may interact with the display position algorithm to vary one or more of the plurality of possible values of the endogenous variable such that the affiliate is eligible or disqualified to be displayed by an intermediary in response to a search for the item by a visitor of a network site owned and operated by the intermediary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: TrueCar, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Swinson, Jason McBride, Isaac Lemon Laughlin, Thomas J. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 11113652
    Abstract: An iterative, tiered system for identifying which assets need to be remodeled. This tiered system uses a Bayesian Structural Time Series, followed by an ensemble classification and cost estimation. The results are then input into an optimization model, where the best possible set of stores is selected according to the constraints. Remodeling of the store then commences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Nikesh Srivastava, Sameer Shah, Uruj Fatima
  • Patent number: 11113635
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for re-issuing a travel reservation based on a travel category associated with the specific travel reservation. The travel reservation is associated with one of a first travel category and a second travel category. The first travel category includes a plurality of machine-readable codes associated with the travel reservation. In response to determining the travel reservation is associated with the first travel category, the travel reservation is re-issued by a computer-based on the plurality of machine-readable codes associated with the travel reservation. In response to determining that the travel reservation is associated with the second travel category, the computer determines if the travel reservation includes data expressed in machine-readable form. If the travel reservation includes the data expressed in machine-readable form, the computer generates a plurality of prepopulated fields in a format compatible with the first travel category.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: AMADEUS S.A.S.
    Inventors: Sebastien Bardin, Pierre Beguerie, Araceli Catalano, Yannick Hoffsess, Guadalupe Garcia Pizales
  • Patent number: 11100589
    Abstract: A system for analyzing unmanned aerial missions configured to (i) receive, from a user, pre-mission data for a planned unmanned aerial mission; (ii) determine an insurance policy, premium, rate, mission-based rate, or usage-based rate based upon the pre-mission data, one or more business rules, and a plurality of historical mission data; (iii) transmit, to the user, the insurance policy; (iv) receive acceptance of the insurance policy from the user; (v) receive a plurality of telematics information from the unmanned aerial mission; and (vi) update at least one of the one or more business rules and the plurality of historical mission data based upon the plurality of telematics information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Todd Binion, Jennifer Criswell Kellett, Jeremy Carnahan, Matt Megyese
  • Patent number: 11097857
    Abstract: An aircraft includes an electrical system and an electronic controller in signal communication with the electrical system. The electronic controller including a main processor and a multi-core processor. The multi-core processor includes one or more control cores and one or more prognostic cores. The control core is in signal communication with the electrical system to control power delivered thereto. The prognostics core is configured to process prognostics and diagnostics data of the electrical system independently from operation of the control core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tyler W. Hayes, Jeffery S. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 11102291
    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: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Logan Michael Hood, Jonathan Galentine, Vincent Gerard Nicotra
  • Patent number: 11095945
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to information processing device, method, and program for allowing support of shared content/real world event viewing. A user recommendation module is configured to determine C. proposer for a user group and recommendation content. The user recommendation module performs, for example, calculation of the Active degree of a user A in the group=the individual Active degree of the user A+?(b*the Active degree of the user A with respect to other users in the group) (the degree of relationship among the user A and other users may be reflected in a weighting coefficient b). Moreover, the user recommendation module determines, as a proposer, a user with the highest Active degree in the group. The present disclosure is applicable to an information processing system configured to perform shared viewing for music, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mitsuhiro Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 11087292
    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: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Jean Utke, Cory Campagna
  • Patent number: 11087566
    Abstract: A device receives vehicle data from a vehicle telematics device or a client device. The vehicle data includes information relating to a vehicle, a vehicle component, and a sensor associated with the vehicle. The device determines a vehicle profile, and one or more of a driving behavior and a driving location based on the vehicle data. The vehicle profile includes information relating to a condition of the vehicle component. The device determines a wear rate for the vehicle component based on the vehicle profile, and one or more of the driving behavior or the driving location. The device determines a service timeframe for the vehicle component based on the wear rate, the condition of the vehicle component, and a wear threshold. The device generates a recommendation based on the service timeframe, and transmits the recommendation to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Seth Allyn Johnston, Diego Mondragon, Thomas James Lodato
  • Patent number: 11049179
    Abstract: Utilities (e.g., systems, methods, etc.) for facilitating a bilateral bidding process between buyers and sellers of items (services, products, bundles, etc.) to allow buyers to obtain lower prices on the items through crowd bidding while simultaneously allowing sellers to essentially offset such lower prices on the items through increased sales volume of the items. Specifically, the disclosed utilities may make use of a network-based ecommerce system or platform that provides sellers of items access to real-time buyer demand and the optimum price that a plurality of buyers (e.g., customers) are willing to pay that yields increased profits. The disclosed platform also benefits buyers in cases when multiple sellers compete for the then current plurality of buyer demand resulting in a reduced price for the item based on the then real-time demand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Inventor: Michael Ablanczy
  • Patent number: 11050641
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor configured to acquire a first usage of a first service by a user and a second usage of a second service in a first use mode in which the second service is trialed for free of charge by the user, the second service being associated with the first service, calculate, using the first usage and an amount of change in the usage of the first service, a first estimated usage of the first service by the user during a period after switching from the first use mode to a second use mode in which the second service is used for charge, the amount of change corresponding to use of the second service and being obtained based on the second usage in accordance with a defined relationship, and output information indicating a first estimated charge for the first service during the period and a second estimated charge for the second service during the period, the first estimated charge corresponding to the first estimated usage, the second estimated charge corresponding to
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Yabe
  • Patent number: 11037247
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for mitigating the risks associated with driving by assigning risk values to road segments and using those risk values to select less risky travel routes. Various approaches to helping users mitigate risk are presented. A computing device is configured to generate a database of risk values. That device may receive accident information, geographic information, vehicle information, and other information from one or more data sources and calculate a risk value for the associated road segment. Subsequently, the computing device may provide the associated risk value to other devices. Furthermore, a personal navigation device may receive travel route information and use that information to retrieve risk values for the road segments in the travel route. An insurance company may use this information to determine whether to adjust a quote or premium of an insurance policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Jason Brian Bogovich, Julie A. Jordan Peters
  • Patent number: 11020670
    Abstract: One aspect of the disclosure relates to providing players pricing of in-game virtual items associated with their experience and their progress in the game. For example, the first player and the second player may have similar triggers, similar in-game events, and actually have different prices and currencies inside each story depending on each player's progress in the game, thus creating an individualized experience that may alter from player to player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Kabam, Inc.
    Inventor: Tim Ernst
  • Patent number: 11017134
    Abstract: A quantitative scoring and optimization method of a drilling and completion loss-control material includes: extracting key performance parameters of drilling and completion loss-control materials in loss-circulation zone, sequencing the key performance parameters according to their importance; performing weight calculation on the key performance parameters of the loss-control material by an analytic hierarchy process; determining scores of the key performance parameters of conventional loss-control materials according to an experimental evaluation table of the performance parameters of the loss-control materials; calculating comprehensive scores of all loss-control materials and performing optimal selection on the loss-control materials according to the comprehensive scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Southwest Petroleum University
    Inventors: Chengyuan Xu, Yili Kang, Lijun You, Chao Jiang, Xiaopeng Yan, Jingyi Zhang, Chong Lin, Hexiang Zhou, Bin Yang, Chuan Liu
  • Patent number: 11017364
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide improved control and sharing of financial account and financial transaction information from a plurality of disparate banks to a plurality of disparate customers using a plurality of disparate financial services apps on a plurality of disparate devices. A centralized hub is used to provide communication between disparate bank and customer systems and devices, and a hub provider ensures that disparate financial services apps comply with applicable requirements before being allowed to participate in the information sharing system. The systems and methods provide new mechanisms to share data and new sources by which to monetize and incentivize the sharing of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Finicity Corporation
    Inventors: Steven B. Smith, Nicholas A. Thomas
  • Patent number: 11010830
    Abstract: A vehicle transfer system provides a transaction interface that is displayed as part of a web page for a vehicle on a vehicle dealer's website. The transaction interface allows a customer to perform a vehicle transfer transaction on the dealer's website. The system can facilitate multiple financing methods for the transaction. If the transaction is financed with a loan, the system can request loan offers for a plurality of different loan terms and down payment amounts, and then provide a loan selection interface, which allows the customer to select a loan term and down payment amount and then displays the loan offers matching the customer's selections. If the transaction is financed with a lease, the system can perform a leasing calculation that solves for a balancing point between the total upfront capital that is available to the customer and the total expenses due at lease signing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: AUTOFI, INC.
    Inventors: Mandar Gokhale, James Hinds, Christopher Trailer, Jared Lera
  • Patent number: 11004152
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for mitigating the risks associated with driving by assigning risk values to road segments and using those risk values to select less risky travel routes. Various approaches to helping users mitigate risk are presented. A computing device is configured to generate a database of risk values. That device may receive accident information, geographic information, vehicle information, and other information from one or more data sources and calculate a risk value for the associated road segment. Subsequently, the computing device may provide the associated risk value to other devices. Furthermore, a personal navigation device may receive travel route information and use that information to retrieve risk values for the road segments in the travel route. An insurance company may use this information to determine whether to adjust a quote or premium of an insurance policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Jason Brian Bogovich, Julie A. Jordan Peters
  • Patent number: 11002748
    Abstract: A system for managing modular analyzing devices 110a-c includes: a means 161 for acquiring the serial number of modules included in each analyzing device; a means 161 for acquiring information on an expendable part included in each module; a storage section 152 for storing the acquired serial number and expendable-part information in the state of being associated with a system controller to which the module corresponding to the serial number is connected; a transfer detector 164 for detecting a transfer of an operation module based on the serial numbers associated with each system controller; and an information manager 163 for changing the association of the expendable-part information in the storage section, from the state of being associated with the system controller on the giving end of the transfer, to the state of being associated with the system controller on the receiving end of the transfer, when the transfer is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Yoshida, Koki Yamamoto, Teppei Kodama
  • Patent number: 11003406
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method according to an example of the present disclosure includes obtaining, for each of a plurality of PPMs of an organization, a profile that indicates operating parameters of the PPM. IECs for a plurality of print-related tasks are stored in a database, the IECs including material costs and labor costs for the print-related tasks. For each print job received, an optimal PPM set is determined that includes one or a combination of the eligible PPMs to use for the print job based on the PPM profiles, the print-related tasks needed for the print job, and the itemized estimated costs of the print-related tasks. IACs are determined for received print jobs based on shop floor data from the organization. A notification that proposes a change to a particular IEC is transmitted based on a difference between the IEC and its corresponding IAC differing by more than a predefined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: ORIGAMI SOFTWARE, LLC
    Inventors: Paul J. Christy, Geoffrey T. Keyes
  • Patent number: 10984357
    Abstract: A method is provided for estimating production capacity of a component mounting line for producing assembly boards. The component mounting line includes component-mounting-relevant devices coupled to one another, including a component mounter. Operator information is provided, which relates to an operator. Production-plan information is provided, which relates to a production plan for producing the assembly boards scheduled in the component mounting line. Based on floor-disposition information, production-lot information, event information, the operator information, and the production-plan information, a production capacity of the component mounting line is estimated. The floor-disposition information relates to a disposition of the component mounting line on a floor. The production-lot information relates to a time necessary for the component-mounting-relevant devices to produce the assembly boards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Takehara, Takuya Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 10984481
    Abstract: A system that includes a vehicle system that monitors characteristics of an autonomous and/or semi-autonomous driving program. The system includes a processor that receives a first set of data from the vehicle system. The first set of data is associated with the autonomous and/or semi-autonomous driving program. The processor determines a rate premium based on the first set of data. The processor then displays a visualization that includes the rate premium on a display. The processor receives a second set of data from the vehicle system. The second set of data is associated with monitored performance of the autonomous and/or semi-autonomous driving program. The processor adjusts the rate premium based on the second set of data and displays an adjusted rate premium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventor: Steven Thomas Drawert
  • Patent number: 10979602
    Abstract: A control device acts as a reference color converter that converts inputted image data into reference image data of a color space, a prospective medium color converter that converts the inputted image data into output image data for reproducing the image with a plurality of color materials, and generates comparative output image data of the color space, by converting the color space of the output image data, a color difference calculator that compares colors between the reference image data and the comparative output image data, and calculates a specific color difference corresponding to a predetermined cumulative relative frequency, an image forming cost calculator that calculates the image forming cost, and a sheet selection supporter that extracts the prospective image forming medium that provides the specific color difference smaller than a predetermined threshold, and displays the prospective image forming medium in different appearances according to the image forming cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Yuka Tsuji
  • Patent number: 10977672
    Abstract: Systems for monitoring and analyzing behavior in various applications and uses thereof. Generally, the systems (and uses thereof) are for monitoring and analyzing consumer purchasing behavior in real-time to drive sales via engaging digital customer experiences. In embodiments, the disclosed system can include a retail store system that features and includes MAC address tracking, user eye tracking, object identification of goods on shelves, open API, advertising broker rules engine. In addition, the system can include a customer engagement with interactive output displays including displays with demographic intelligence, displays with demographics and MAC—panels throughout store at product, displays with demographics and MAC—single panel or few panels scattered throughout store, automated customer assistance at shelf, customer purchase at shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: ALPHA MODUS CORP.
    Inventors: Michael Garel, Jim Wang
  • Patent number: 10972294
    Abstract: Techniques for allowing access based online charging in cases of multiple user agents (multi-UAs) scenarios where the instances are registered to different telephony application servers (TASs) are discussed herein. For example, a user device may support a native number and multiple virtual numbers linked via a user account. When servicing a call, the user device may determine a served number to service the call from. If the served number is not the native number but a virtual number, the native-line server may handle the call session, but the online charging session will be handled by the virtual-line server. The native-line server may use session initiation protocol (SIP) information to send updated information for charging parameters to the virtual-line server including network access transfer for accuracy in online charging logic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Saqib Badar
  • Patent number: 10963194
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a receiver, a sender, and a limiter. The receiver receives a viewing request to view an attribute of a print job from an operator. The print job is a job which allows plural operators to make a request to view an attribute. The sender sends the attribute of the print job in accordance with the viewing request. The limiter imposes limitations, when a changing request to change an attribute of the print job is received from the operator, so that operators other than the operator having made the changing request will be unable at least to change the attribute of the print job and to generate an image concerning the print job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Bo Liu
  • Patent number: 10943397
    Abstract: A method on a computer readable storage medium operable to store a virtual representation of a plurality of physical components, introduce a component having a predefined functionality to interact with the virtual representation and generate indications of a response of the virtual representation to the interactions of the component. A system having a memory configured to store a virtual representation of a plurality of physical components and a processor configured to introduce a component having a predefined functionality to interact with the virtual representation and generate indications of a response of the virtual representation to the interactions of the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Gustavo de los Reyes, Sanjay Macwan
  • Patent number: 10937087
    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 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: VENDAVO, INC.
    Inventors: Eric Bergerson, Megan Kurka, Huashuai Qu, Ilya O. Ryzhov, Michael C. Fu
  • Patent number: 10929245
    Abstract: Flexible scheduling for backup jobs includes backup policies that allow for flexibility in scheduling execution time, and an automated data driven backup job execution scheduler. The scheduler balances load on the customer's and data protection system's resources using a dynamic pricing calculator that takes into account the real-time and predicted near-future status of the protection environment. The backup job scheduler includes a user interface that enables users to specify user-customized backup policies that enable flexibility in scheduling execution times and transparency in pricing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Assaf Natanzon, Amihai Savir, Oshry Ben-Harush, Anat Parush Tzur, Ran Taig
  • Patent number: 10917472
    Abstract: One mode of the present invention is configured to acquire sensor-side metadata including a first label corresponding to a label showing a name given in order to identify event data, to acquire app-side metadata including a second label that is an event condition showing a condition of an event and corresponds to the label, to determine, in a case where sensing data satisfies a requirement of an application, whether the first label and the second label are identical, and to transmit, in the case where these labels are identical, a dataflow control command including information specifying a sensor, information specifying the application and the event condition included in the app-side metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshihiko Oda, Tetsuji Yamato, Shuichi Misumi, Sangryul Lee, Ryota Yamada, Takeshi Naito
  • Patent number: 10909496
    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: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced Technology & Research Corp.
    Inventor: Robert Dana Lundahl
  • Patent number: 10909497
    Abstract: A system for enabling users to reserve space at attended delivery/pickup locations to at least substantially guarantee that the attended delivery/pickup locations will have capacity to receive parcels requested to be delivered to them. In various embodiments, the system is configured to substantially automatically reserve space in response to receiving a request to delivery one or more parcels to a particular attended delivery/pickup location. In other embodiments, the system is configured to enable users to reserve space at attended delivery/pickup locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: United Parcel Service of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Lievens, Vincent Dethier, Luc Pirenne
  • Patent number: 10910104
    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: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Medcom Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: William A. Hunt, Jennifer Hunt
  • Patent number: 10902443
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for identifying, assessing, and presenting differences between segments of customers. The techniques identify differences in categorical features of the customers in two segments. The techniques use observed data to identify differences in a categorical feature. The techniques then assess whether the observed difference is a real difference applicable to the entire customer population or the result of random chance. The categorical features with the most significant differences (i.e., unlikely due to random chance) are presented, for example, to allow a marketer to easily appreciate the most significant segment differences. Certain techniques account for segment overlap (i.e., customers being in both segments) in assessing whether differences are due to random chance. Certain techniques limit the presented categorical features to account for common knowledge and/or false testing issues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventors: Ritwik Sinha, Shiv Kumar Saini, Trevor Paulsen, Mike Rimer
  • Patent number: 10897698
    Abstract: An embodiment is a method for support of retrieval and/or reporting and/or triggering the reporting of user location information in a mobile network, wherein said user location information is retrieved and/or reported and/or the reporting of said user location information is triggered, at a granularity of an area referred to as administrative area defined as a set of mobile network related areas, mobile network related areas being defined at mobile network management level, and mobile network related areas being mapped to administrative areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Nicolas Drevon, Laurent Thiebaut
  • Patent number: 10878491
    Abstract: An advanced data platform may receive an asset pricing request containing information about an asset. An optimization engine may determine a predicted price for the asset at different locations and times and compute a price matrix accordingly. The engine may identify an optimized predicted price from the price matrix, taking into account the spatial and temporal factors and various optimization conditions. A view for presentation of the optimized predicted price for the asset on a client device is generated and communicated to the client device over a network. When the asset is a vehicle, the engine may compute a linear regression model that defines a set of input variables with associated regression coefficients, the set of input variables comprising input variables representing attributes describing the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: ALG, INC.
    Inventors: Oliver Thomas Strauss, Morgan Scott Hansen
  • Patent number: 10846767
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method and system for streamlining interactions between a customer and a customer service representative of a company. An interaction is commenced between the customer and the customer service representative during which historical data is accessed related to the customer stored in a company controlled computer system responsive to the interaction. The historical data preferably relates to at least one product or service provided by the company to the customer. At least a part of the historical information is displayed to the customer service representative. On the display, a first tab is generated related to the historical data as is a second tab relating to a quote for a new product or service for offering to the customer. The customer service representative is thereafter enabled to switch between displaying the historical data and the quote by selecting the first or second tab, respectively, without having to save the quote.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association
    Inventor: Guy R. Langley
  • Patent number: 10832275
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method including detecting a presentation of an advertisement at a user device, and verifying the presentation to a provider of the advertisement. A quality of the presentation is determined, based on one or more of a placement of the advertisement on a display portion of the device, a size of the advertisement relative to the display portion, or a time and duration of the presentation. A context of the presentation is determined, based on one or more of content displayed on the display portion during the presentation, or a user location or activity during the presentation. An advertising experience of the user is evaluated, based on the quality of the presentation and the context of the presentation; the advertising experience of the user is compared with criteria predetermined by the provider of the advertisement. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, David Crawford Gibbon, Zhu Liu
  • Patent number: 10817952
    Abstract: The invention relates to systems and methods for analyzing data collected from sensors monitoring property. In particular, the systems and methods analyze the data to make property insurance underwriting decisions based on the collected sensor data using a computerized process that varies the way in which it manipulates the collected sensor data based on a characteristic of the property being insured, a characteristic of the entity seeking the insurance, and/or on the value of one or more collected data parameters. The invention also relates to systems and methods of making property insurance pricing decisions based on a similarly dynamic computerized process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Hartford Fire Insurance Company
    Inventors: Jonathan A. Helitzer, Joseph R. Carvalko, Jr., Kelly L. Frey, Sr., G. Stewart Murchie, Susannah Chen, Steven Rippel, Casey Ellen Campbell
  • Patent number: 10817953
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for creating, maintaining, and interacting with a distributed ledger for VIN recordkeeping related to a particular vehicle. The systems and methods include the use of smart contracts, and receiving information about the vehicle, such as a description of the vehicle, whether the vehicle is covered by insurance, financial information related to the vehicle, and any maintenance data about the vehicle. This information may be used to create a distributed ledger for the particular vehicle, and during the vehicle's lifetime events related to the vehicle may be recorded in the distributed ledger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 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: 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