Reservation, Check-in, Or Booking Display For Reserved Space Patents (Class 705/5)
  • Patent number: 11360986
    Abstract: In some implementations, one or more computers receive a search query input. One or more search results identified based on the search query input are provided. Data indicating interaction of the user with a particular search result from the one or more search results is received. In response to receiving the data indicating the interacting, a filter determined based on the particular search result is applied to a set of search results identified in response to a subsequent search query input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: MicroStrategy Incorporated
    Inventors: Cezary Raczko, Siamak Ziraknejad
  • Patent number: 11360445
    Abstract: An event automation system controls building management systems (e.g. building automation, access control, and/or security systems of a building) for scheduled events. An occupancy module generates occupancy information for event spaces where events are scheduled via occupancy sensors installed at the event spaces. A building automation module instructs distributed devices of the building management systems to control the environmental settings of the event spaces based on the occupancy information and stored space, attendee, and schedule information. The event automation system also facilitates scheduling the events at event spaces of the building based on configuration information from an event organizer (e.g. invited attendees, start and end times, and activities to be performed at the event), required automation features for the event, location information and exercise preferences for the invited attendees, and/or aggregated usage information for the event spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Miguel Galvez, Walter A. Martin, Danny Hyun
  • Patent number: 11348039
    Abstract: Examples generate and operate a unitary, or composite, interface, having a number of sections or portions that are concurrently and persistently displayed, and using which a user can conveniently navigate through a reserved seat selection process, from selecting a particular theater or venue, through to the final seat selection. In addition, the example unitary interface also proposes various features and mechanisms to enable the user to conveniently locate and purchase a desired or acceptable ticket (e.g., one that is located at a good a viewing angle relative to a screen, or that is contiguously located next to other available seats for friends and family).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Evan Spiegel, Dylan Shane Eirinberg, William Wu
  • Patent number: 11348038
    Abstract: A golf communications system utilizes an interactive voice response system to facilitate user-selected omnichannel communications options among a community of golfers. The communications options include booking tee times, allocation of payments among a group of golfers, virtual pro shop communications, and ecommerce subscriptions. The various channels may include email, text, VoIP communications, Internet chatrooms, and/or Internet messaging services. The system fully automates reception of input from one or more golfers for purposes of booking tee-times, distributing communications among a plurality of golfers, and making transactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: GolfPay, LLC
    Inventors: Dale Merritt, Brian Tompsett
  • Patent number: 11348144
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for displaying shoppable advertisements based on search query including receiving the search query from a user; retrieving an image comprising plurality of purchasable products related to the search query from a database; calculating a product relevance score for each of the plurality of products within each image based the search query; ranking each of the plurality products based on the product relevance score; selecting a subset of products based on the ranking; displaying the image comprising the plurality of products; and displaying the shoppable advertisements for the selected subset of products on a user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Umesh Unnikrishnan, Ramachandran Ramaswamy, Phuoc Jeremy Lenguyen, Jason Gouliard, Lilu Xu, Shi-Ting Zhou, Shishi Fu, Francois Toit Spies, Xi Liu, Amit Chandak
  • Patent number: 11341431
    Abstract: Parking space selection systems and methods are disclosed. One or more computing devices are configured to determine a first listing value based on one or more listing parameters associated with a first listing, which is secured by a first wireless device. A second listing value is determined based on one or more listing parameters associated with a second listing. The first and second listing value are compared and a difference between them is determined. It is determined whether the difference between the first listing value and the second listing value exceeds a predetermined threshold. In response to the determination that the difference exceeds the predetermined threshold, a user-selectable message is provided on the first wireless device. The user-selectable message includes a prompt configured to secure the second listing. In response to the prompt, the second listing is secured for the first wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Pied Parker, Inc.
    Inventors: Gianni Rosas-Maxemin, Robert Mazzola, Francisco Sandoval, Callam Poynter
  • Patent number: 11341088
    Abstract: A method of electronic file format conversion and optimization includes requesting a second set of information following receipt of a first set of information used to transfer an electronic file on a website. The method includes receiving the second set of information from a first computing device associated with a first entity. The method includes receiving user input from a second computing device associated with a second entity that initiates transfer of the electronic file from the first computing device to the second computing device. In response to additional user input from the second computing device used to access the electronic file, the method includes accessing an additional set of information related to the electronic file and converting the electronic file to an optimized file based on the second information and the additional information. At least a version of the optimized file being formatted for display on the second computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: StubHub, Inc.
    Inventors: Marcus Shelksohn, Khashayar Dehdashtinejad, Srinivas Nowduri
  • Patent number: 11341414
    Abstract: An apparatus includes processor(s) to: receive a request for a data catalog; in response to the request specifying a structural feature, analyze metadata of multiple data sets for an indication of including it, and to retrieve an indicated degree of certainty of detecting it for data sets including it; in response to the request specifying a contextual aspect, analyze context data of the multiple data sets for an indication of being subject to it, and to retrieve an indicated degree of certainty concerning it for data sets subject to it; selectively include each data set in the data catalog based on the request specifying a structural feature and/or a contextual aspect, and whether each data set meets what is specified; for each data set in the data catalog, generate a score indicative of the likelihood of meeting what is specified; and transmit the data catalog to the requesting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: SAS INSTITUTE INC.
    Inventors: Nancy Anne Rausch, Roger Jay Barney, John P. Trawinski
  • Patent number: 11341458
    Abstract: An order registration device includes: a processor configured to execute a process that includes: a number-of-people registration process for registering the number of customers related to one transaction; a product registration process for registering a product ordered by the customers; and a display control process for performing control such that a display unit displays a number-of-people button which is a button for inputting the number of orders with respect to the product registered in the product registration process, the same number as the number of customers registered in the number-of-people registration process being set as the number of orders by the number-of-people button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Bungo Murakami
  • Patent number: 11341592
    Abstract: A vehicle authentication method, a recording medium storing a program, a terminal device, and a vehicle authentication system which may raise security level on vehicle authentication by a user are provided. In the vehicle authentication method, the terminal device acquires a vehicle authenticator for authentication of a reserved vehicle, sends a reference vehicle a request for a vehicle authenticator for authentication of the reference vehicle, and determines whether the vehicle authenticators of the reference vehicle and the reserved vehicle coincide. Then a message that the reference vehicle is the reserved vehicle is displayed on the display unit upon determination that the vehicle authenticators of the reference vehicle and the reserved vehicle coincide. And a message that the reference vehicle is not the reserved vehicle is displayed on the display unit upon determination that the vehicle authenticators of the reference vehicle and the reserved vehicle do not coincide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Takuya Yamaguchi, Naoyuki Harada, Hideo Umetani, Shuhei Matsui
  • Patent number: 11334906
    Abstract: The present disclosure is for a system and a method for disaggregating point-of-sale terminals in coupon or token based transactions wherein buyers may initiate a purchase transaction via a computing device and/or their mobile-wallets and sellers may complete the transaction on their point-of-sale terminals, which may not have digital payment processing capabilities. Unlike traditional coupon or token redemption systems, which require communication from a point-of-sale terminal and a user device (and the related infrastructure required to integrate the two systems), systems and methods of the present enable verification using a single device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: KLEENECAR, INC.
    Inventors: Austin Esecson, Samuel Jackson Logan
  • Patent number: 11328261
    Abstract: A method for security and/or automation systems is described. In one example, the method may include receiving scheduling data associated with a schedule for each of two or more users at a home automation system. The method may further include comparing the received scheduling data for each of the two or more users, and deriving an alert based, at least in part, on the comparing. The method may further include communicating the alert to at least one of the two or more users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: VIVINT, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Eyring, Jeremy B. Warren, James E. Nye
  • Patent number: 11328373
    Abstract: A method and system for consolidating travel records from on the one hand a source derived from a Global Distribution System or more generally a first travel database, and on the other hand a source derived from non-Global Distribution System information or more generally a second travel database. It is determined whether unique identifiers associated with the two sources match, indicating that information from the source travel records can be consolidated without compromising data integrity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: GBT TRAVEL SERVICES UK LIMITED
    Inventors: Trent Hewitt, Andrew Wardle, David Naftzger, Julian Oxborough, Greg Baran
  • Patent number: 11328611
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices of the various embodiments enable a vertiport management platform for various aerial on demand mobility (ODM) stakeholders, including vertiport owners/operators, mobility service providers, aircraft fleet operators (e.g., electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) fleet operators, etc.), etc., to coordinate activities related to vertiports. Various embodiments enable vertiport capacity and ground operation coordination among aerial ODM stakeholders. Vertiport management platforms according to the various embodiments may support all aspects of aerial ODM services. Vertiport management platforms according to the various embodiments may enable flight operations at and between vertiports regardless as to the mobility service provider and/or customer facing network under which a flight is provided to a customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventor: Peter F. Shannon
  • Patent number: 11321721
    Abstract: A computer based system for remapping prime class seat bookings is disclosed. The system remaps prime class bookings a floor class, or if the floor class is closed, into a higher, displacement class. Via remapping, airline systems, such as inventory management systems, revenue management systems, and the like, may better account for the true value of prime class bookings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: AMERICAN AIRLINES, INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan Tracy, James Fox, Julianne Bowles, Michael Costello, Daniel Muzich, Thomas Trenga
  • Patent number: 11321723
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems, methods and computer readable media for receiving consumer search data, aggregating by consumer and location, and utilizing the aggregated consumer search data in demand forecasting and relevance determination. An example method may include receiving consumer search data, the consumer search data indicative of search performed by a consumer, the consumer search data comprising one or more search terms and at least one of a consumer location or consumer identification information, storing the consumer search data for a predetermined time interval, and providing at least one of consumer aggregated search data to a relevance module for determining which of a plurality of promotions to present to a consumer at a second time or providing location aggregated search data to a demand forecasting module for utilization in forecasting promotion demand in a particular location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: GROUPON, INC.
    Inventors: Greyson Gregory, Vincenzo Mannino, Alex Lester
  • Patent number: 11312331
    Abstract: A method for providing temporary access to a vehicle includes receiving a vehicle access request at a vehicle, transporting the vehicle from a storage space to a user originating the vehicle access request using the at least one of the semi-autonomous mode and the fully autonomous mode, providing the user access to the vehicle via a smartlock system, and transporting the vehicle from the user to the storage space subsequent to the user's access. The vehicle includes a controller configured to operate the vehicle in at least one of a semi-autonomous mode and a fully autonomous mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventor: Hrishi Eathakota
  • Patent number: 11314822
    Abstract: A search engine may perform a search for a user search query over a number of possible search categories. For example, the search query may be performed for general web documents, images, and news documents. The search engine ranks categories based on the search query and/or the documents returned for each category and presents the search results to the user by category. Higher ranking categories may be presented more prominently than lower ranking categories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Bret S. Taylor, Marissa Ann Mayer, Orkut Buyukkokten
  • Patent number: 11301816
    Abstract: A data analysis system is disclosed that receives data from a master data system to enable useful and efficient rescheduling of items, taking into account effects of various rescheduling options on various metrics related to the items and/or the scheduling. The data analysis system includes sophisticated data analysis and interactive graphical user interface functionality to enable efficient, multi-variable evaluation of various rescheduling options. The interactive graphical user interface includes interactive functionality for suggesting rescheduling options in view of the effects of those changes on various metrics, evaluating various rescheduling options in view of effects on the various metrics, adjusting instances of metrics related to items/timelines in view of scheduling changes, and the like. Once a set of schedule modifications are determined by the data analysis system, the data analysis system can push the schedule modifications back to the master data system for implementation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Ankit Shankar, Casey Patton, Christopher Wynnyk, Kayo Teramoto
  • Patent number: 11295116
    Abstract: A collation system of the present invention includes imaging means for acquiring a captured image of a pre-passage side area with respect to each of gates arranged in parallel with each other, and collation means for performing a collation process on the captured image of the pre-passage side area for each of the gates, between a previously registered target and a target included in the captured image. The collation means performs the collation process on the basis of a target in the captured image corresponding to one of the gates and a target in the captured image corresponding to another one of the gates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taketo Kochi, Kenji Saito
  • Patent number: 11295271
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for maintenance of service areas within a facility by a plurality of attendants, wherein each service area has one or more product dispensers that require periodic refill. Via a sensor configured with each product dispenser and a control system in communication with the sensors, a product level or amount of product in each dispenser is determined. Based on information from the sensors, a respective refill time is computed for refilling each of the dispensers. Location of the attendants is tracked on a continuous or periodic basis. As a function of the computed refill times and location of the various attendants, one of the attendants is selected to service one or more of the product dispensers in a particular service area. An alert message is generated and transmitted to the selected attendant that gives the location of the particular service area within the facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick J. Williams, Babak R. Ghazi, Stephen Becker
  • Patent number: 11288612
    Abstract: An on-demand transportation management system can collect historical data of harmful events of human-driven vehicles (HDVs) operating throughout a given region. For each road segment of the given region, the system can determine a fractional risk value for the HDVs, and based on the fractional risk value for each road segment, the system can route drivers within the given region along lowest risk route options.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventors: Dima Kislovskiy, David McAllister Bradley, Andrew Sturges
  • Patent number: 11287275
    Abstract: An object of the present disclosure is to provide a technology that makes it possible that a plurality of users use a vehicle that does not have a specified regular driver. An information processing apparatus determines whether or not after a first user moves to a destination place by driving a first vehicle, a second user is able to move by driving the first vehicle from the destination place of the first user as a departure place. If an affirmative determination is made in the determining, the information processing apparatus matches the first user and the second user with the first vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kosuke Kotake, Ryosuke Tanimura, Yuki Ito, Akira Nishida, Zekai Qiu, Kenichi Hagiya, Naoki Yamamuro
  • Patent number: 11288964
    Abstract: A driving assistance device that detects an object in a traveling direction of a vehicle and to assist avoiding a collision of the vehicle with the object, including: a decision unit that decides whether there is a possibility of the own vehicle colliding with the detected object; a creation unit that creates an action plan for the own vehicle to avoid colliding with the detected object; a transmission unit that transmits the action plan to another vehicle; a receiving unit that receives, from the other vehicle that received the action plan, a response including information on whether it is possible for the other vehicle to take an action to avoid colliding with the own vehicle; a determination unit that determines an action based on the action plan and the response from the other vehicle; and an execution unit that executes the action determined by the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoshi Kato, Nobuyuki Tomatsu, Yu Ito
  • Patent number: 11290589
    Abstract: Systems and Methods for Group resource sharing and scheduling are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventor: Sunmeet Singh Jolly
  • Patent number: 11282009
    Abstract: An on-demand transportation management system can collect vehicle fleet utilization data corresponding to human-driven vehicles (HDVs) and autonomous vehicles (AVs) operating within a given region in connection with an on-demand transportation service. The on-demand transportation management system can then establish a set of selection priorities for respective areas of the given region based on the vehicle fleet utilization data, each selection priority indicating whether a respective area of the given region is to favor HDVs or AVs for servicing transport requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventors: Dima Kislovskiy, David McAllister Bradley
  • Patent number: 11281738
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for securely granting access to physical resources. An encrypted communication is received from a client hosted on a user device requesting resource availability data for a resource configured to be shared amongst a plurality of physical resource users in a time displaced manner. Resource availability data for the resource is used to populate a resource availability interface presented by the client hosted on the user device. An encrypted communication is received from the client requesting access to the resource for a specified period of time. A category for the requested access to the resource is determined. An inference or learning artificial intelligence engine is used to determine whether access for the resource is to be granted to the user for the specified period of time. In response to determining that access is to be granted to the user an encrypted code is transmitted to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Pacaso Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Austin Allison, Douglas Earl Anderson, Daivak Sunil Shah, Andreas L. Madsen
  • Patent number: 11282153
    Abstract: Medical services are offered by various facilities near a patient's residence. The number of facility optimization procedures continues to grow and the patients and facilities can now apply new logic processes and patient incentives, etc., to maximize efficiency and budgetary concerns. One example method of operation provides receiving a request to schedule a medical care visit at a medical facility from a user device associated with a user account, scheduling the first appointment for a first appointment time on an appointment list and identifying an open appointment time in the appointment list for the same day. The method may also include transmitting a notification to the user device associated with a user account that is eligible for an appointment rescheduling event, and receiving a response message confirming a schedule change responsive to the notification being transmitted the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: INTRADO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Douglas R. Albro, Kenneth A. Darby, Robert J. Dudzinski, Michael J. Masching, Pamela Ann Mortenson, Bruce Pollock, Hendryanto Rilantono
  • Patent number: 11282002
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining identity information of a reservation person making a reservation for renting a target room and face image information of a check-in person who will check in to the target room; uploading the identity information of the reservation person and the face image information of the check-in person to an electronic identity authentication server storing electronic identity information; in response that the reservation person is the same as the check-in person, generating token information for opening the target room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: ADVANCED NEW TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Qi Huang
  • Patent number: 11282016
    Abstract: An on-demand transportation management system can receive transport requests from requesting users for an on-demand transportation service for a given region, each transport request indicating a pick-up location and a destination. The system can determine a candidate set of vehicles, within a proximity of the pick-up location, to service each transport request. The system may then determine an individual risk value for each vehicle in the candidate set of vehicles for servicing the transport request, based, at least in part, on the individual risk value for each vehicle of the candidate set of vehicles, the system can select a vehicle from the candidate set of vehicles to service the transport request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventors: Dima Kislovskiy, David McAllister Bradley
  • Patent number: 11277743
    Abstract: A pass determination device includes: a receiving unit for receiving authentication information from an authentication device of a user; a determining unit for determining whether or not to permit the user to pass on the basis of the authentication information received by the receiving unit; and a display unit for displaying a position of an authentication area in a first display mode from before the user enters the authentication area, the authentication area being an area through which the user having the authentication device is to pass so that an authentication process based on the authentication information of the authentication device is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Sempuku, Yoshinori Saikawa, Hisataka Kizu
  • Patent number: 11267460
    Abstract: An automatic parking management apparatus is configured to manage an automatic parking control of automatically parking a vehicle in an empty parking space. The automatic parking management apparatus is provided with: an acquirer configured to obtain a common route, which is a common part of a plurality of routes on which the vehicle, which is about to start the automatic parking control, possibly travels in the automatic parking control; a first transmitter configured to transmit information associated with the common route to the vehicle, before a travel route on which the vehicle travels in the automatic parking control is determined; and a second transmitter configured to transmit information associated with a non-common route, which excludes the common route from the travel route, to the vehicle, after the travel route on which the vehicle travels in the automatic parking control is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tatsuya Sugano
  • Patent number: 11263716
    Abstract: Techniques of rendering digitized services in a smart environment are described. The techniques involve identification of a first action based on at least one of a user input and a user schedule. In an example, the first action may include visiting a restricted setup to avail services provided therein. Based on the first action, a plurality of second actions may be performed to render the services to the user. The techniques may further involve tracking the presence of the user at the restricted setup in real-time, and using the tracking information to plan the first and the second actions for other users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: ZED Digital
    Inventor: Sumithra Jagannath
  • Patent number: 11263608
    Abstract: Computer-readable media, methods, and apparatuses are disclosed for voucher management for attraction access. The computer-readable medium includes instructions stored thereon, which when executed on a processor, perform steps of receiving, from an attraction verification terminal for an attraction site, an access request for a customer presenting an access identifier. The instructions are also configured to retrieve, from a voucher engine, an attraction voucher based on the access identifier, and determine whether the attraction voucher has previously been validated. The instructions are also configured to construct access privilege data based on the attraction voucher. Upon a positive determination of a validation flag for the access privilege data, the instructions are also configured to construct and transmit, to the attraction verification terminal, a virtual access token permitting the access request for the customer to access the attraction site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: ZM Ventures LLC
    Inventors: Allan Gruen, Boris Yudasin
  • Patent number: 11262203
    Abstract: A method for facilitating travel reservations is described. The method may commence with receiving a travel-related query from a user and parsing the travel-related query to derive at least one attribute of the travel-related query. One or more further users may be selected based on comparing the at least one attribute of the user with attributes of the one or more further users. The at least one attribute of the user may be ranked based on preference data of the one or more further users. The method may continue with assigning weights to the at least one attribute based on the ranking to create at least one weighted attribute. Feasible travel itineraries may be searched based on the at least one attribute. The feasible travel itineraries may be scored based on the at least one weighted attribute and travel itineraries selected based on the scoring may be presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Amgine Technologies (US), Inc.
    Inventors: L. James Valverde, Jr., Harold Roy Miller, Jonathan David Miller
  • Patent number: 11263203
    Abstract: Data processing and storage is an important part of a number of applications. Conventional data processing and storage systems utilize either a full array structure or a full linked list structure for storing data wherein the array consumes large amount of memory and linked list provides slow processing. Thus, conventional systems and methods are not capable of providing simultaneous optimization of memory consumption and time efficiency. The present disclosure provides an efficient way of storing data by creating an integrated array and linked list based structure. The data is stored in the integrated array and linked list based structure by using a delta based mechanism. The delta based mechanism helps in determining the location in the integrated array and linked list based structure where the data should be stored. The present disclosure incorporates the advantages of both array and linked list structure resulting in reduced memory consumption and latency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
    Inventors: Mahesh Damodar Barve, Sunil Anant Puranik, Manoj Nambiar, Swapnil Rodi
  • Patent number: 11263559
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for providing a travel based subscription service that includes one or more processors that perform operations comprising: receiving travel information for a subscriber of a travel-based subscription service, the travel information comprising a booking date and a travel date; computing a subscription value for the subscriber based on the travel information; searching a list of travel services that are available on the travel date to identify candidate travel services that correspond to the subscription value, each of the candidate travel services having a predetermined travel duration; receiving input from the subscriber that selects a given travel service from the identified candidate travel services; and in response to receiving the input from the subscriber, presenting an option to extend the predetermined travel duration of the given travel service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Inspirato
    Inventors: Brad Handler, Cody Holloway, Brent Handler
  • Patent number: 11263711
    Abstract: A system or arrangement of room control with a mobile device by a guest at a hotel, motel, or the like. When a reservation system assigns a guest to a room in, for instance a hotel, the reservation system may request a security certificate from a server that manages a control system in the room. The certificate may be transmitted to the guestroom control equipment and room reservation system. The certificate may be pushed to a mobile device of the guest. Also a key credential may be pushed to the mobile device for room access. The certificate may indicate the date/time period where the certificate is valid and functional aspects that the certificate can support relative to the room. When a guest goes to the room, the mobile device may link up with the control equipment in the room. Both entities having the same certificate can mutually authenticate each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Philipp A. Roosli, Brendan H. Donecker, Michael Asmussen
  • Patent number: 11254318
    Abstract: A passenger compartment of a vehicle, on which a plurality of passengers are boarded, is monitored. An individual presentation device for providing individual notification to each of the passengers is associated with each of the passengers boarding the passenger compartment. One of the passengers who is an actor of a predetermined specific action is specified. The actor is requested to stop the specific action using the individual presentation device associated with the actor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Keiichi Uno
  • Patent number: 11257011
    Abstract: Provided are a system and method for determining whether an apparent booking is a genuine booking or is a blocked period of unavailability that is not the result of a genuine booking. Bookings occur in all sorts of industries, such as travel, medical, entertainment, weddings, catering, and the like. In some examples, the method may include receiving content from a website that includes a listing for an object, identifying a period of unavailability of the object based on the content received from the website, predicting, via a machine learning model, whether the period of unavailability of the object is a blocked period that is not a result of a reservation of the object, the predicting being performed based on additional content visible on the website being input into the machine learning model, and storing an identifier of the period of unavailability and information about the prediction within a storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: ALLTHEROOMS
    Inventors: Joseph DiTomaso, Lawson Taylor
  • Patent number: 11257146
    Abstract: In a method for applying penalties or incentives to a driver of a rented vehicle, an indication that the driver has agreed to terms for renting the vehicle from the vehicle owner is received, with the terms including the potential application of penalties or incentives to the driver based on driving behavior. Telematics data, indicative of operation of the rented vehicle by the driver during a period of time, is received. By analyzing the telematics data, one or more driving behaviors of the driver during the time period is/are identified. For each driving behavior, a corresponding state of an environment of the rented vehicle when the driving behavior occurred is determined. One or more penalties or incentives are caused to be applied to the driver, based on the driving behavior(s) and the corresponding state(s) of the environment of the rented vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
    Inventors: Brian N. Harvey, Joseph Robert Brannan, J. Lynn Wilson, Matthew Eric Riley, Sr., Ryan Gross
  • Patent number: 11257105
    Abstract: A system and method for customer and business referral with a concierge system, comprising a database comprising customer and business information, a mobile device operating a concierge application, and a referral engine, to allow users to register for and install the concierge application, and use it to place orders for products, services, or reservations with participating businesses, gives or place these orders for other users who approve of receiving the product, service, or reservation, and compensating concierge application users who have a commercial interest in operating the application, called a commercial concierge, who may be compensated for referring users to various businesses for products, services, or reservations the user may enjoy or be searching for, in lieu of a traditional concierge that may help refer customers manually.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: ROCKSPOON, INC.
    Inventor: Nagib Georges Mimassi
  • Patent number: 11250363
    Abstract: A processing device is configured to detect arrival of at least a particular user in a group of a plurality of users competing for designated resources of a system, and responsive to the detected arrival, to solve a resource allocation optimization problem that considers individualized characteristics of user resource allocation requests of respective ones of the users to obtain potential assignments of respective ones of the users to respective ones of the resources. The processing device is further configured to update one or more game model parameters based at least in part on the solution to the resource allocation optimization problem, to update a specified look-ahead function based at least in part on the one or more updated game model parameters, and to assign the particular user to a particular one of the resources based at least in part on a difference between an updated value of the look-ahead function and a previous value of the look-ahead function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Cornell University
    Inventors: Hamid R. Sayarshad, Shahram Sattar
  • Patent number: 11245773
    Abstract: Provided is a convertible software application management system for a shared data-access layer in a distributed structure system linked to a database for customizable data processing at least in the transportation, home healthcare, hotel, e-commerce, delivery, and other goods and/or service industries. Provided is a dispatching service provider (DSP) application for dispatching objects of service companies to provide an efficient mobile app to promote a cooperative relationship between a DSP and service companies using white label apps and a streamlined/efficient dispatching system. Customers only need to download or utilize a single mobile app to access service providers from a plurality of service companies, white label companies, and/or a DSP, all using the same dispatch software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Operr Technologies, Inc
    Inventor: Kevin Sunlin Wang
  • Patent number: 11244522
    Abstract: Methods, computer programs and apparatuses for a network component and for a terminal, a network component, a terminal and a system. The method for a network component for providing information based on transportation vehicle data from a transportation vehicle includes receiving a data request to provide the information from a user; checking a clearance for data transmission of transportation vehicle data by the user; sending a data request to at least one control unit of the transportation vehicle in response to the clearance by the user being available; receiving the transportation vehicle data from the transportation vehicle; and providing the information based on the transportation vehicle data from the transportation vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Inventors: Arvid Prozesky, Roman Preuß, Eleonora Scherl, Mathias Kammerlocher, Mirko Harms
  • Patent number: 11244251
    Abstract: A method to operate at least one electronic lock box facility that includes detection of information about at least one lock box unit of a lock box facility of at least one lock box facility in which a shipment associated with a party is to be deposited, by a computing unit, based on a reservation for this lock box facility associated with a party, whereby the reservation information contains lock box type related information that comprises the number of dynamically reserved lock box units of a lock box type, the section of a lock box unit of at least one lock box unit based on the determined, provided information; acquisition of an identifier associated with the shipment to be deposited in the lock box facility by means of detection; and linking of the acquired identifier of the shipment with the selected lock box unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Deutsche Post AG
    Inventors: Marco Krause, Henning Gaudszuhn
  • Patent number: 11240537
    Abstract: A set-top box with enhanced features and system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment of the set-top box, the set-top box is deployed to provide an interactive portal in a hospitality establishment having multiple rooms, such as a hotel. The set-top box generates a default interactive portal as well as a guest-specific interactive portal, which is generated from a guest configuration profile having information including guest identification, a guest channel preference presentation, and a guest service preference presentation with guest account information. The guest configuration profile may also enable the creation of a local area wireless network with substantially the same behavior as the guest's home wireless network. The guest configuration profile may further enable the control of in-room amenities, such as temperature control, lighting, shades, and availability, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Enseo, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas R. Miller, Vanessa Ogle, Charles T. Hixon, Craig D. Smith
  • Patent number: 11238427
    Abstract: A device may receive receipt information associated with items in an order. The receipt information may include item identifiers and price descriptors associated with the items in the order. The device may receive product information associated with the items in the order. The product information may include product identifiers based on images of the items in the order and object descriptors. The device may map a first item identifier for a first item in the order and a first product identifier for determining that the first item corresponds to a first price descriptor and a first object descriptor. The device may map a second item identifier for a second item in the order and a second product identifier for determining that the second item corresponds to a second price descriptor and a second object descriptor. The device may assign the first and second items to respective first and second sub-receipts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Joshua Edwards, Abdelkadar M'Hamed Benkreira, Michael Mossoba, Carrie Norman
  • Patent number: RE48933
    Abstract: The present publication discloses a method and system for sending messages in a telecommunications network. In the method, a first text-form message is sent to a user of the service, a reply to the first text-form message is received from the user of the service to an address defined in the previous message, if the reply is of the correct form and content, the desired service is sent to the user of the service. According to the invention, the user of the message service is offered a second service by a message, the information (such as the sending number is text-message traffic) defining the reply address of which differs from that of the first message, and the second offer message is sent with a sending delay, which depends of the content or type of the first service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Inventor: Jukka Kalevi Salonen
  • Patent number: RE49002
    Abstract: A method for delivering messages in a telecommunications network where the first text-form message of the session N is delivered to the user of the service such that the sender address (the A number) is converted to correspond to the session number N and the session stage J, in stages 2-n of the session N, a text-form message is received from the user of the message service at the sender address defined in the message in the previous stage, and the session proceeds according to the contents of the message such that the sender address (the A number) is converted to correspond to the session number N and the new session stage J, and the next text-form message of session N is sent to the user of the message service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventor: Jukka Kalevi Salonen