Reservation, Check-in, Or Booking Display For Reserved Space Patents (Class 705/5)
  • Patent number: 11024104
    Abstract: A method for conducting an interaction using a vehicle is disclosed. A vehicle can be identified based on one or more vehicle characteristics, including a license plate number, a make, a model, and a color. A user credential can be identified based on the vehicle and used for an interaction. Additionally, user contact information can be identified based on the vehicle and the user can be contacted to approve the interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Sivanarayana Gaddam, Gaurav Kohli, Gyan Prakash
  • Patent number: 11023962
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for providing available rental vehicle options to a user. The system includes a network interface with at least one rental provider computer system. The system receives a rental request for an available rental vehicle. The rental request includes a pick-up location and a drop-off location. In response to receiving the rental request, the system queries a rental store database for a plurality of available rental stores in both the pick-up location and the drop-off location. The system arranges the available rental stores into at least one cluster in the pick-up location and the drop-off location based on a geographical position of the available rental stores. The system selects a particular number of available rental stores within each cluster in both the pick-up location and the drop-off location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: AMADEUS S.A.S.
    Inventors: Yann Armelin, Thibault Serot, Nolwenn Moeata Delphine Maïssa, Jean-Baptiste Barrau, Patricio Astudillo
  • Patent number: 11026054
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus to reduce human burdens in setting work for a watch-over system, the information processing apparatus including: a determination unit that determines whether or not a position of a target is within a reference region, the reference region being a geographic region; an extraction unit that extracts a reference region candidate as a candidate for the reference region; and an output unit that outputs information related to the extracted reference region candidate in association with a reference condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanori Miyahara, Yuji Kitazawa, Satoshi Suzuno
  • Patent number: 11023863
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and processor-readable storage media for machine learning risk assessment utilizing calendar data are provided herein. An example computer-implemented method includes processing historical calendar data attributed to users on a network; generating, based on the processed historical calendar data and historical user activity data associated with the network, a machine learning user activity model; processing input data, wherein the input data comprise additional user activity data associated with the network attributed to one of the users and additional calendar data temporally related to the additional user activity data; generating a risk assessment output for the user by applying the machine learning user activity model to the processed input data; and providing the risk assessment output to one or more risk management entities within the network for execution of one or more automated actions based on the risk assessment output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Victor Malchikov, Leandro E. Diato
  • Patent number: 11019063
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and system that aggregates client data and cyber indicators to authenticate a client. The system comprises: a computer server comprising at least one computer processor and coupled to the memory, programmed to: receive, via an electronic input, an authorization request from a requester for access to an account; identify a client identifier associated with the authorization request; using the client identifier, retrieve, from the memory, a client profile, wherein the client profile is based on an aggregation of client data, client device data, claims data and cyber data; generate a risk score based on the aggregated combination of the client data, client device data, claims data and cyber data to determine whether the requester is authenticated to access the account; and automatically apply an authentication determination to the authorization request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Jean-Francois Legault, D. J. Knoedler, Neil Gorin, Kevin Liston
  • Patent number: 11017668
    Abstract: The network system triggers registration of the start of a transport journey in response to a communication of a transport user device and a transport provider device with each other, performs a continuous coordinated proximity monitoring to verify the identity of a transport user and a transport provider vehicle, and triggers registration of the end of the transport journey through communication of the transport user device and the transport provider device with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Carma Technology Limited
    Inventor: Sean O'Sullivan
  • Patent number: 11011058
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system and method for providing available parking spaces is provided. Parking spaces, each associated with a hold time, are monitored. A request for parking is received from a user. Available parking spaces near the destination are identified, and a location of the user is determined. At least two different routes from the user's location to one of the available parking spaces are identified. An arrival time of the user for each route is calculated. The route with the fastest arrival time is selected for that available parking space. Those parking spaces for which the user's arrival time is less than the hold time are selected as possible parking spaces. A number of the possible parking spaces is reduced by removing those available parking spaces that fail to satisfy one or more parking preferences of the user. The remaining available parking spaces are sent to the user for selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Conduent Business Services, LLC
    Inventors: Robert T. Krivacic, Roger Hoover, Ellen Isaacs, James Glasnapp
  • Patent number: 11004016
    Abstract: Systems and methods for cross-session response tracking in a distributed computing environment using query identifiers generated based on search parameters. A search query including search parameters is received from a client device. A query identifier for the search query is generated based on the search parameters. One version of a search result among multiple versions of the search result is selected based on the query identifier and sent to the client device. A record in a transaction database is correlated with the selected version of the search result using the query identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: AMADEUS S.A.S.
    Inventor: Xavier Rousselot
  • Patent number: 11004161
    Abstract: A reservation system for lodging has a first computer and a second computer, in which the first computer has data of available facilities and accepts user's input of lodging date and facility, and the second computer that accesses the first computer through a network and manages vacancy data of facilities. The second computer accesses a plurality of the first computers and their databases to search available facilities, and is capable of accessing other first computers for searching and reserving available facilities. Situation where reservation is not made even when a vacant room is available is prevented by accessing a plurality of the first computers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOKO INN IT SHUUKYAKU SOLUTION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Norimasa Nishida
  • Patent number: 10990995
    Abstract: A system for cognitive assessment of the competitiveness of deals may include a memory having stored thereon historical deal information for historical deals with each historical deal including a historical deal component. A historical deal component may include a historical work scope and associated historical work pricing. The system may also include a processor cooperating with the memory and configured to compare current deal information with the historical deal information. The current deal information may include a current deal component that may include a current work scope and associated current work pricing. The processor may use machine learning to determine whether the current deal component is non-competitive based upon the historical deal information, and for each non-competitive current deal component generate an alternative current deal component. The alternative current deal component may have at least one of a different current work scope and different associated current work pricing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shubhi Asthana, Kugamoorthy Gajananan, Aly Megahed, Hamid Reza Motahari Nezhad, Taiga Nakamura, Mark Andrew Smith, Peifeng Yin
  • Patent number: 10991167
    Abstract: An information processing system includes: an identification unit that identifies a condition for use of a work site according to a purpose of visit of a visitor; and a presentation unit that presents candidates for the work site which satisfy the condition for use identified by the identification unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazunori Ozeki
  • Patent number: 10990934
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to the use of loyalty accounts, private label payment accounts, and general payment accounts using a wearable electronic device with an electronic wallet. Various accounts are linked to the electronic device. In some examples, the electronic device is NFC-enabled. The electronic device may be used to provide loyalty account information and payment account information to a payment terminal, such as an NFC-enabled payment terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Marcel Van Os, Gregg Suzuki, Lawrence Y. Yang, Peter Anton, Donald W. Pitschel
  • Patent number: 10991016
    Abstract: A method and system for managing a plurality of credit card transactions within an integrated accounting environment. Embodiments of the present disclosure enable integration between financial institutions, organizational accounting systems, and disparate user workflows to overcome deficiencies of the prior art. Specific embodiments enable tracking of credit card charges, credits, and payments directly within an accounts payable interface, enabling the ability to view activity on the credit card account record, register, and vendor record. Methods and systems are operable to establish a real-time data transfer protocol between a financial institution and an organizational accounting application to integrate transaction data in real-time, define vendor association for transactions, and create a real-time credit card register to drive decision making across disparate user roles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Blackbaud, Inc.
    Inventors: Deborah Nelson, David Vroblesky, Nicole Guernsey, Julia Petit, David Epner, Stephen Boyle, Beth Kesser, Gautam Chawla, Rakesh Garg, Thomas Walker
  • Patent number: 10991057
    Abstract: Systems and methods for rescheduling passengers are provided. One example aspect of the present disclosure is directed to a method for rescheduling passengers. The method includes receiving an indication that an event has disrupted a plurality of flights. The method includes identifying a plurality of itineraries. The method includes determining a plurality of sets for the itineraries. The method includes determining a plurality of operations plan alternatives based on the plurality of sets. The method includes determining one or more constraints from the plurality of sets of itineraries. The method includes applying the one or more constraints to the plurality of operations plan alternatives to determine an impact of the one or more constraints to the plurality of operations plan alternatives on the sets of itineraries. The method includes determining an operations plan comprising a schedule for the plurality of flights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael Arguello, Jonathan Mark Dunsdon, Jon David Petersen, Marc Joseph Anderson
  • Patent number: 10986510
    Abstract: An electronic device may be provided with wireless circuitry and control circuitry. The wireless circuitry may include a phased antenna array. Sensors and other circuitry in the electronic device may generate sensor data such as accelerometer data, gyroscope data, magnetometer data, location data, and spatial ranging data. The wireless circuitry may establish and maintain one or more wireless links with external devices based on the sensor data as the device moves over time. For example, the wireless circuitry may perform physical layer beam adjustments, inter-radio access technology handovers, intra-radio access technology handovers, and/or dual connectivity adjustments based on the sensor data. This may allow the device to maintain one or more wireless links without having to sweep the signal beam of the phased antenna array over its entire field of view each time the device has moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yakun Sun, Mingguang Xu, Mithat C. Dogan, Ehsan Haghani, Rohit U. Nabar, Matthew A. Mow
  • Patent number: 10984000
    Abstract: A system may pre-fetch search result information in anticipation of a user request for the search result information. The system may receive a user search query and request initial search results from a server based on the search query. The system may receive the initial search results from the server and render the initial search results for display to the user. In anticipation of a user request for additional search results, the system may request additional search results from the server. The additional search results may then be pre-fetched for potential display to the user in response to a user request to render the additional search results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Tania Bedrax-Weiss, Bay-Wei Chang
  • Patent number: 10981652
    Abstract: A panelling part for a cabin of a means of transportation is proposed, which includes at least one display unit and at least one control unit, which are produced by printing and equipping at least one film, which is applied to a panelling element. The control unit can communicate wirelessly with an external electronics unit, so that the panelling part only requires a power terminal to implement electronic functions. Functions can be retrofitted easily by replacing the at least one film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventors: Dennis Hahn, Guido Kaiser, Peter Linde
  • Patent number: 10986609
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and systems are disclosed for device-to-device transmission. One apparatus includes a processor that generates a first signal indicating a first sequence and a first resource pool. Transmission of the first sequence within the first resource pool indicates a behavior of a first device that transmits the transmission of the first sequence. Moreover, the first resource pool is configured for use by multiple devices. The apparatus also includes a transmitter that transmits the first signal to the first device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Lenovo Innovations Limited (Hong Kong)
    Inventors: Haipeng Lei, Xiaodong Yu
  • Patent number: 10977582
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable storage media for crowd control based on check-in time recommendations, including operations of receiving, from a plurality of users, travel information, the travel information including, for each of the plurality of users, a user identification, a departure location, and a departure time, determining a total number of passengers within a time interval associated to the departure time from the departure location, generating a recommended check-in time for each of the plurality of users based on the travel information and the total number of passengers, displaying for each of the plurality of users the recommended check-in time, and activating a setting of a ticket verification device to prevent access to a portion of the departure location for each of the plurality of users before the recommended check-in time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Likun Hou, Xin Chen, Leiyi Yao
  • Patent number: 10977218
    Abstract: Files for a large application can be managed using a distributed file system (DFS) and distributed processing system. Application files can be stored to nodes of an immutable DFS, where the nodes are part of a hierarchical representation of the file system. A distributed processing system enables multiple users to modify respective portions of the file system, where the users obtain only relevant subsets of the application files, allowing for efficient caching. New or modified files can be stored back to the respective nodes of the shared repository, such as by using objects with using names or identifiers that are unique to a particular version, such as may be generated by hashing contents of the files. The parent nodes in the hierarchical tree can be updated to reflect the portion of the tree that has changed, allowing for fast version control as other nodes do not have to be analyzed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: James Alan Umstot
  • Patent number: 10977937
    Abstract: A parking lot guidance device includes a processor. The processor is configured to cause a communication unit to transmit exit information to a vehicle with the highest priority among other vehicles that are transmission targets. The exit information includes information of a size of a parking section in which a host vehicle is parked, information of a position of the parking section in which the host vehicle is parked, and information of a start of exit of the host vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takeshi Inoshita, Ryotaro Fujiwara, Ko Koga, Daisuke Furukawa, Ryota Okubi, Toshiyuki Hagiya
  • Patent number: 10977326
    Abstract: A method for assisting selection of an accommodation by an accommodation search system includes receiving user credentials from a user device; receiving trip parameters from the user device; determining a basic list of accommodations that correspond with the trip parameters; determining one or more factors that apply to each individual accommodation of the basic list of accommodations; applying a weight value to each of the one or more factors that apply to each individual accommodation of the basic list of accommodations; aggregating the weight values of the one or more factors that apply to each individual accommodation to determine an aggregate weighted score for each individual accommodation of the basic list of accommodations; sorting the basic list of accommodations into a sorted list of accommodations based on the aggregate weighted score for each individual accommodation; and providing the sorted list of accommodations to the user device for viewing by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: CWT DIGITAL LTD
    Inventor: Amir Kirshenboim
  • Patent number: 10970653
    Abstract: A system and method for actively updating a data cache is provided. In an embodiment, a plurality of travel listings is received from a plurality of data sources and stored in a data cache. Invalidity prediction instructions are used to determine that a travel listing in the data cache contains inaccurate information. Listing relationship instructions are used to identify listings that are related to the travel listing that contains inaccurate information. Data update requests are then sent to the plurality of data sources for the related listings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: PRICELINE.COM LLC
    Inventors: Amit Poddar, Michael Diliberto, John Caine, Jim Chen, Will Homes, Nasreen Ali, Murali Gadde, Ian Merritt, Ronald Henderson, Christine Wong
  • Patent number: 10970737
    Abstract: A system and methods for automatically generating rewards with ticket sales is disclosed. The system directs a consumer to a ticket vendor portal where the consumer can place an order for the number of tickets desired. After the payment is confirmed, at the conclusion of the purchase, the rewards associated with the purchase of the tickets are automatically generated and returned to the consumer. The rewards may comprise free or reduced-price tickets for military service members or veterans, as well as for public servants such as members of the police and fire department for example. Civilians or a non-military member can direct rewards for a military member or veteran which is automatically generated by the system. Consumer devices may employ communication systems including cellular, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, RFID, and Geo tracking for tracking consumer activity such as consumer purchasing and redemption of rewards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: VET FEST LLC
    Inventor: Kevin Fialko
  • Patent number: 10963935
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and a device for user recommendation. The method may comprise: detecting a browsing event with respect to an interaction object; obtaining a provider user of the interaction object and in a communication-enabled state; and recommending information of the provider user to an initiator user of the browsing event for causing the initiator user to initiate a communication event with respect to the interaction object to the provider user. The technical solutions of the present disclosure can achieve matching between interaction users and facilitate the improvement of interaction efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LIMITED
    Inventor: Yu Jin
  • Patent number: 10965998
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for pushing information are provided. The method stores mapping relationships between device identifiers of different network devices and server identifiers of push servers that push service information to the network devices in a gateway platform, and further stores respective preference features corresponding to user identifiers in the gateway platform. When a user checks in a hotel room, the gateway platform determines a corresponding push server according to a device identifier of a network device in the hotel room where the user checks in, and sends the user's preference feature to the determined push server. Therefore, after the user stays in the hotel room, information displayed by an Internet television is information preferred by the user, and the user does not have to spend effort to search for the information that is preferred by the user, thereby improving the convenience of using the Internet television.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventors: Yanjun Li, Yan Gu, Fei Feng, Yuzhou Huang, Jing Tan
  • Patent number: 10964212
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system and method for facilitating rental of a private parking space by an urban resident are provided. Motor vehicle parking spaces located in a residential area are managed through a server. Smart parking devices that are each physically proximate to least one of the parking spaces are interfaced to the server. Vehicle occupancy sensors that are also each physically proximate to least one of the parking spaces are interfaced to the server. Parking availability indicators that are each associated with at least one of the parking spaces are interfaced to the server. The parking spaces are supplemented with a private parking space under legitimate control by a resident of the residential area. Use of the private parking space is managed through the server and the smart parking device nearest to the private parking space. Parking availability the parking spaces is indicated through the nearest parking availability indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Conduent Business Services, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Jeffrey Stefik, Alan G. Bell, Craig Eldershaw, Lance E. Good, Daniel H. Greene, Francisco Eduardo Torres, Serdar Uckun, David Preston Cummins, Roger Phylos Hoover, Robert Thomas Krivacic
  • Patent number: 10963928
    Abstract: Systems and methods for crowdsourcing seat quality are provided. An example method for crowdsourcing seat quality includes receiving an indication of user interest in an event taking place at a venue, determining information about a seat in the venue from previous users of the seat, and displaying a seat map with the information about a seat of the at least one seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: STUBHUB, INC.
    Inventor: Neel Sundaresan
  • Patent number: 10955539
    Abstract: A layered tactical information system and a method of sharing tactical information between multiple layers are provided. The method performed by a processor of each layer of the multiple layers includes searching for relevant data available to the processor of the layer in response to at least one of a layer request from the processor of another layer of the multiple layers and a directive received by a processor of a first layer of the multiple layers. The directive specifies an end state, one or more target types, a time window, a geographic location area, and a first layer requirement of at least one layer requirement to be resolved by the processor of the first layer. The method performed by the processor further includes evaluating whether a layer requirement of the at least one layer requirement for the layer is satisfied based on at least one of (a) any found relevant data that was found by the search and (b) layer data obtained from at least one of the other layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy Brett, Zachary D. Wilson, Ravi Sankar Venkata Mallajosyula, Kevin J. Whitcomb
  • Patent number: 10956837
    Abstract: Described herein is a method, system, and non-transitory computer readable medium for monitoring transaction data for a user in a proactive and reactive mode for a detecting of a booking of a flight by the user in the transaction data, parsing flight detail parameters of the booking, and inputting parameters into a prediction model, such that if the likelihood of the flight being oversold exceeds a certain threshold, the user may be notified that the flight may be oversold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Abdelkader M'Hamed Benkreira, Joshua Edwards, Michael Mossoba
  • Patent number: 10956996
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of generating recommendations based on predicted activity includes: receiving transaction data associated with a first transaction initiated by a user; determining, based on the transaction data, that the first transaction is associated with a travel purchase; in response to determining that the first transaction is associated with a travel purchase, identifying itinerary information associated with a trip; and automatically initiating at least one target action based on the itinerary information. A system and computer program product for generating recommendations based on predicted activity is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Phan Huong Ly, Mohanraj Ragupathiraj, Pranjul Singhai, Dinesh Moorthi Subburaman, Madhavi Vaddepalli, Saurav Verma
  • Patent number: 10956999
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention provides for multiple service classes within a controllable transit system (e.g., a PRT system), by route allocation according to service class priority. Routes are optimized for vehicles needing or entitled to the highest service level, then remaining capacity is used to optimize routes for the next lower service class. Such optimization can be extended indefinitely, through “N” service classes of service. In addition, an embodiment of the invention allows the cataloging of PRT capacity and vehicle types/roles/emissions, as well as related business models. The system provided hereunder provides a means of ensuring that various service classes of system users can be given treatment according to the service class in which they reside. Such prioritization leads to a more flexible system, with higher user satisfaction and a greater number of available business models (e.g., “pay for service class”) permissible within the transit system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory J. Boss, Christopher J. Dawson, Rick A. Hamilton, II, Benjamin G. Morris
  • Patent number: 10943233
    Abstract: Some implementations provide a method that includes: generating an association, at a mobile device, between a government-issued identification document of a user and a mode of payment; receiving, at the mobile device, a presentation of the government-issued identification document of the user to support a request for payment; validating whether the presented government-issued identification document is a valid identification of the user; and in response to validating the presented government-issued identification document, proceeding with payment by using the mode of payment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: MorphoTrust USA, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Andrew Eckel, Mohamed Lazzouni
  • Patent number: 10943190
    Abstract: Systems and methods consistent with the invention may include receiving, by a portal, requests from entities to become members, selectively granting the requests by the portal, receiving information by the portal from a plurality of first members, in response to requests from the first members, creating member files in the database using the received information, the files corresponding to the first members, receiving an information request by the portal from a second member, and selectively supplying by the portal to the second member, information from at least one of the files, the supplied information being selected based on the requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: EVED, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Talia Mashiach, Kelly Fifield, Susan Buckles, Michael Lambert
  • Patent number: 10937543
    Abstract: Systems and methods for implementing a healthcare command center in a healthcare venue such as a hospital are disclosed. A healthcare command center may provide a number of services to the healthcare venue or to a healthcare system, such as a system including multiple healthcare venues. Services may be selected according to the needs and capacity of a healthcare venue or system. A healthcare command center may provide all available services and tools to a healthcare venue or system. Services and tools may span a continuum of care from community health to preventative health to acute care to post-acute care to reintegration of patients back into the community.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: TeleTracking Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Newton
  • Patent number: 10936610
    Abstract: A technique is described for executing and displaying search results, such as for a travel search engine. The technique includes the generation of search results by querying the one or more databases based on a search request for a travel reservation by a user, who is a member of an organization having a travel expense policy. A target cost associated with the search request is determined based on the generated search results and on the travel expense policy. One or more of the search results can be annotated with a positive weight or with a calculated reward amount based on a comparison of the corresponding cost and the target cost. A graphical user interface is created having a listing of the search results, wherein the search results are rendered for display in an order based on at least one annotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: TripActions, Inc.
    Inventors: Iian Ezra Twig, Ariel Cohen
  • Patent number: 10929782
    Abstract: In some implementations, a navigation application can integrate third party services into the navigation application in an easy to use and convenient manner. For example, the navigation application can receive user input indicating that the user is interested reserving a table from a table reservation service. In response to receiving the indication, the navigation application can invoke an application extension for a third party table reservation application. The navigation application and table reservation application can then communicate to provide the table reservation service through the navigation application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Shelby, Eric Albert, David Hodge, Curtis Galloway, Tara Teich, Sam Iglesias, Maria D. Ioveva
  • Patent number: 10930103
    Abstract: A method for providing automated entry to a property includes placing a short-range wireless enabled lock box or a short-range wireless enabled automated door lock at or near a property. An automated entry application receives registration information from a visitor who desires to use the automated system for visiting properties. The automated entry application allows the visitor to schedule an automated showing of the property at a visitor selected time and date. A central property application enables the visitor to unlock the short-range wireless enabled lock box or the short-range wireless enabled automated door lock at the visitor selected time and date. The short-range wireless enabled device obtains an identifying number of the short-range wireless enabled lock box or the short-range wireless enabled automated door lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Consumer 2.0, Inc.
    Inventors: Merrick Schmidt-Lackner, Clark Li
  • Patent number: 10922933
    Abstract: A system for providing seating guidance for an attraction ride vehicle of an amusement park attraction includes a computing device associated with a display, one or more processors of the computing device, and one or more memory devices of the computing device storing information about the attraction ride vehicle and storing instructions corresponding to a seating application. The seating application, when executed by the one or more processors, causes the computing device to: provide an interface to receive seating input data for a guest or a group of guests, process the seating input data in combination with the information about the attraction ride vehicle based on seating logic to provide guidance data, and outputting guidance, based on the guidance data, for loading the guest or the group of guests onto the attraction ride vehicle via the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Universal City Studios LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas Linguanti, Jake Louden, Brian Carey, Jessica Harned, Andrew Jackson Biar
  • Patent number: 10922719
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, and methods for providing promotion to networked consumer device groups are discussed herein. Some embodiments may include a system including one or more servers with processing circuitry configured to provide consumer interfaces to consumer devices that facilitate the sharing of a group promotion via a network between the consumer devices. The sharing may include the creation of the group promotion, the transmission of the group promotion to consumers via various communication channels, the tracking of consumer activity toward a group discount, among other things. For example, subsequent to purchase of a promotion via a consumer device, the processing circuitry may provide a sharing channel display to the consumer device for consumer selection of a communication channel for sharing the group promotion. The processing circuitry may create an impression of the group promotion compatible with the selected communication channel and provide the impression to other consumer devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Groupon, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Bengt Karl Bergstrom, Sebastian Heycke, Adam J. Muhlbauer, J. Gray Sandridge, Juhyeong Yu
  • Patent number: 10922745
    Abstract: Systems and methods for machine-based matching of lodging inventory from a plurality of disparate reservation provider systems address the difficulties inherent in comparing prices to obtain a lowest possible price, which difficulties are inherent in the distribution of inventory to multiple third-party reservation providers who are generally permitted to utilize their own naming conventions when describing lodging inventory and who are also free to at least some extent to set prices for the various lodging inventory within their control. The systems and methods match room types using information obtained from the multiple third-party reservation providers, whereby direct comparisons can be made between prices for the same room types even when the reservation providers do not utilize identical descriptions or naming conventions for the respective room inventories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: TravelPass Group, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Williams, Ryan McCoy, Daniel Nelson, Neil Valentine, Scott Jensen
  • Patent number: 10922679
    Abstract: A method for authenticating data, implemented during a payment transaction between a merchant's communications terminal and a user device of the type including authentication by the communications terminal of at least one message generated by the user device, by using near field communications wireless data. The method includes the following acts by the user's device: obtaining an authentication code from the message, a piece of random data and a hash function; obtaining a first signature component from the message, the random piece of data, a public key of the communications terminal, a first private key of the user device and the authentication code; obtaining a second signature component from the message, the random piece of data, the public key of the communications terminal, a second private key of the user device and the authentication code; and transmitting the authentication code and of the two signature components to the communications terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: INGENICO GROUP
    Inventor: Remi Geraud
  • Patent number: 10922709
    Abstract: Discounted ticket prices for flight itineraries are obtained by purchasing merchandises offered by the airlines or by the airline partners. For example, duty free merchandises, souvenirs or specialty items are purchased together with the flight tickets to lower the prices of the flight itineraries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Onriva LLC
    Inventor: Vajid Jafri
  • Patent number: 10916069
    Abstract: A parking space operating apparatus for an autonomous smart car controls a plurality of autonomous smart cars that are autonomously and remotely controlled and a plurality of parking space servers of parking spaces providing various services including car washing, maintenance, and charging to the autonomous smart cars in a smart parking space where the autonomous smart cars are parked, wherein the apparatus communicates with a financial institution server to automatically execute payment of a parking fee of the autonomous smart car when using a parking space service or leaving a parking space, when the autonomous smart car requests parking, the autonomous smart car is remotely controlled to be guided to one of a plurality of parking spaces that is selected based on a current location and a schedule of the autonomous smart car, and a condition of the autonomous smart car is identified to provide the service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignees: HANCOM, INC.
    Inventor: Sang Cheol Kim
  • Patent number: 10915603
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method and a device for estimating suitability as a multi-screen projecting type theatre and the method for estimating the suitability as the multi-screen projecting type theatre includes: creating a plurality of image representation models (M) respectively corresponding to a plurality of candidate theatres; calculating a total image representation model ({circumflex over (M)}total) corresponding to all of the plurality of candidate theatres; and calculating a deviation between the total image representation model ({circumflex over (M)}total) and each of the plurality of image representation models (M) of the target theatre and estimating theatre suitability of the target theatre based on the deviation when one target theatre is selected among the plurality of candidate theatres.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Junyong Noh, Jungjin Lee, Sangwoo Lee, Younghui Kim, Bumki Kim
  • Patent number: 10916083
    Abstract: Exit-possible exit gates are managed for each of vehicles that exit a parking lot. A vehicle exit management system 100 includes a gate terminal 161 controlling an exit gate of the parking lot; a DCM 141; and a vehicle management server 110 connected with the DCM 141 via a network 170. The DCM 141 transmits priority information acquired from the vehicle management server 110 based on a user ID of a vehicle 130 to the gate terminal 161 at a time of vehicle exit; and the gate terminal 161 opens the exit gate in the case of the received priority information satisfying the conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenichi Murata, Yasuyuki Tamane, Masato Endo
  • Patent number: 10910090
    Abstract: A medium storing a program that causes a computer to execute a process includes receiving first pieces of terminal identification information and a request for updating second pieces of terminal identification information included in management targets to the first pieces of terminal identification information, comparing the second pieces of terminal identification information with the first pieces of terminal identification information, transmitting information including at least one of a first number of terminals to be excluded from the management targets by executing a update regarding the request, a second number of terminals to be added to the management targets by executing the update, and a third number of terminals that are included in the management targets before and after executing the update, and when receiving an instruction to execute the update regarding the request, updating the second pieces of terminal identification information to the first pieces of terminal identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Kenzo Noda, Iori Takeda, Hirofumi Mihara
  • Patent number: 10909475
    Abstract: A lowest rate on a multi-night lodging stay is achieved by obtaining lodging rate information for a first lodging location from a plurality of lodging rate sources. The information is correlated with a desired multi-night lodging stay to locate a lowest lodging rate for each of the nights of the desired multi-night lodging stay. Then, a plurality of lodging reservations corresponding to the multi-night lodging stay are generated, wherein at least two of the lodging reservations correspond to different nights of the multi-night lodging stay and are placed through different lodging reservation systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: TravelPass, Group, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel A. Nelson, Ryan Williams, Ryan McCoy, Neil Valentine, Steven Dalley, Bradley P. Pace
  • Patent number: 10902379
    Abstract: Examples provide an unrequested item resolution system. A rules-decision engine analyzes unrequested item data using a set of per-item constraints to determine whether to accept or reject at least one unrequested item based on open order(s) and/or predicted future order(s). The rules-decision engine generates a reject notification if an overage amount of the at least one unrequested item exceeds an overage amount threshold or a quantity of the at least one unrequested item is above a quantity threshold. A prediction engine generates an accept notification if the unrequested item(s) conform to one or more predicted items. A resolution component extracts supplier-specific resolution data from a plurality of unresolved remedy tickets for the identified supplier. A notification component generates a consolidated notification for the identified supplier, including the extracted supplier-specific resolution data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Alex Ryals, Benji Enssle
  • Patent number: 10902476
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an advertisement providing system that takes advantage of the comment function of an SNS to expand Internet advertising, such as affiliate advertising, between members. Upon receiving a predetermined notification from an advertiser server, an SNS site control unit identifies a first user identifier associated with a second user identifier included in the notification and transmits, as content data, comment data including user information pertaining to a user of a second communication terminal and link information for a commercial website to a first communication terminal to which is allocated the identified first user identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: GREE, INC.
    Inventors: Shohei Nanba, Ryo Shibuya, Takuya Arioka