Market Data Gathering, Market Analysis Or Market Modeling Patents (Class 705/7.29)
  • Patent number: 10997595
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for facilitating payments and transactions using social background checks. Such systems and methods may use social networks with both individual members communicating over a network to a social authentication computing system. The authentication of transactions associated financial institutions are determined through the use of relationship measures based on social media interactions. Transactions and services available to a user are determined based on a measure of social identity through the use of social media platforms. Available contact and interaction data from one or more social media platforms is leveraged to analyze a level of trust that a transaction is not a consequence of fraudulent activity. Transactions that have a low level of risk of being a consequence of fraudulent activity are benefited through faster transaction times and other improvements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Thomas E. Gross, Kimarie Matthews, Darius A. Miranda, Matthew P. Schlachtman, Edward P. Scholtens
  • Patent number: 10997672
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining data related to a plurality of historical transactions, where each historical transaction is associated with a label based on a click stream created by the first user, generating a vector of features from the data related to each historical transaction, training, using the vectors and labels, a multinomial classifier to generate a probability that a specific transaction belongs to a specific classification with respect to income, obtaining data related to a new transaction from a financial stream for a second financial account of a second user of the financial service, generating a new vector of features from the data related to the new transaction, determining a classification with respect to income for the new transaction, and presenting the classification to the second user for review in a view of a graphical user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventors: Meng Chen, Lei Pei, Zachary Grove Jennings, Ngoc Nhung Thi Ho
  • Patent number: 10997610
    Abstract: There is provided a system having a memory for storing a software application, where the software application includes a product database. The product database includes a product history for a plurality of products. A processor is configured to execute the software application. The software application receives product requirements for a new product, determines at least one related product from the plurality of products based on the product requirements for the new product, evaluates the product history of the at least one related product to determine a linguistic corpus for the new product, and creates the linguistic corpus for the new product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Tadashi Sakashita
  • Patent number: 10997614
    Abstract: Embodiments forecasting future demand for an item. Embodiments receive a regression based demand algorithm for the item that includes the set of features as regression variables and split the data points into a training set and a testing set. Embodiments assign each of the features of the set of features into one of a plurality of regularization categories and assign a penalty parameter to each of the features subject to regularization. Embodiments train the demand algorithm using the training set, the penalty parameters and the features to generate a trained demand model. Embodiments evaluate the trained demand model using the testing set to determine an early drop metric and repeat the assigning each of the features, the assigning the penalty parameter, the training the demand algorithm and the evaluating the trained demand model until the early drop metric meets a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Ming Lei, Catalin Popescu
  • Patent number: 10997638
    Abstract: Review data associated with a plurality of entities is received. Each of the entities is associated with a particular industry and the review data comprises review data obtained from a plurality of review sites. From at least a portion of the received review data, a review benchmark for the industry is determined. The benchmark is provided as output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Reputation.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey James Piper, Brent Michael Franson, Thomas Gerardo Dignan
  • Patent number: 10997639
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the present disclosure, a virtualized communication device dynamic provisioning system includes a computer-based set of instructions that are executed to generate a user interface for receiving selection of one or more virtualized communication devices. The instructions may then receive provisioning information associated with the selected virtualized communication devices from the user interface, and provision the virtualized communication devices in accordance with the received provisioning information to prepare and equip the virtualized communication devices according to the financial transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Michael E. Feldpusch
  • Patent number: 10997665
    Abstract: A computer system for remote interactive graphical display and data management includes a data storage device storing data records, a remote data acquisition computer configured to selectively trigger display actions for the data records based on at least a time-based rule and a time-independent rule; a classification engine configured to classify a response received from a remote display interface having user-selectable options arranged to define a scale of values, in one of two categories, a first category and a second category, being below a first threshold value being classified as being in the first category, and responses on the scale above a second threshold value being in the second category, and a display interface generator configured to selectively generate a supplemental interface or a conclusion message dependent on the category.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Hartford Fire Insurance Company
    Inventors: Peter Neag, Kelly L. Trella, Jeffrey C. Thompson
  • Patent number: 10990600
    Abstract: The innovation disclosed and claimed herein, in one aspect thereof, comprises systems and methods of providing trust recommendations. The innovation receives fidelity data of an advisor. The fidelity data can include audio or visual data of the advisor in which the advisor is providing advice. A trust score for the advisor is determined based on a biometric or other analysis of the fidelity data. The trust score is compared to a threshold trust score to determine a recommendation to the user. The recommendation can be to trust or distrust the advisor or the advice. The recommendation is communicated or otherwise provided to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.
    Inventors: Swati Bose, Rameshchandra Bhaskar Ketharaju, Arshad A. Shaik
  • Patent number: 10991022
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing search results based on time obtain an item are discussed. In an example, a method can include receiving a search query, generating search results, calculating a time to obtain for each listing in the search results, and arranging the search results for display. The search query can include a current location of a mobile device. The search results can include a plurality of listings, with each listing including a location. The locations representing either a physical location proximate the current location or a delivery time to the current location. The search results can be arranged for display in various manners according to the calculated time to obtain for each result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Dane Howard, Jack Phillip Abraham, Shannon B. Vosseller, Michael George Lenahan, Ben Lucas Mitchell
  • Patent number: 10991033
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a first signal originating from a first communication device located in a vehicle, the first signal indicating a requested product or service, a receiving time for the requested product or service, and a moving route of the vehicle, determining a receiving location of the requested product or service based on the receiving time and the moving route indicated by the first signal, and transmitting a second signal to a second communication device associated with the determined receiving location, the second signal indicating an instruction to prepare the requested product or service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuya Matsunaga, Masakuni Okada, Hayato Uenohara, Hiroki Yoshinaga
  • Patent number: 10991032
    Abstract: A method for providing purchased content is provided. Management data including the identification data of the purchased content data stored in the information processing apparatus is received. Backup data of a user identification associated with the information processing apparatus is updated based on the management data. A request with the user identification associated with the information processing apparatus is received. A determination is made as to whether the request is authorized based on an authentication process. A list of identification data of content data identified in the backup data is provided to the information processing apparatus in response to a determination that the request is authorized. Further, the purchased content data without the fee is provided to the information processing apparatus based on a user selection of the identification data of the purchased content data from the list of the identification data of the content data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Izuru Tanaka, Hiraku Inoue
  • Patent number: 10990166
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for informing a user about the emotional response of the user to a presentation. Facial expressions of the user are monitored while the user is presented with the presentation. The facial expressions are analyzed to determine an emotion displayed at one or more specific times of the presentation. The user is provided with information about the emotion conveyed by the facial expressions of the user. The user is further provided with an opportunity to take a selected action that corresponds to the emotion conveyed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: TRUTHIFY, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Daniel Knull, Curtis Robert Shoch, Justin Wisz
  • Patent number: 10984422
    Abstract: Examples described herein generally relate to a computer device including a memory, and at least one processor configured to process a transaction. The computer device receives customer transaction information. The computer device evaluates the customer transaction information to determine a risk score for the transaction. The computer device assigns the transaction, based on the risk score, to one of a plurality of stratums including at least a first stratum and a second stratum. The computer device selects a merchant identifier (MID) from at least a first MID associated with the first stratum and a second MID associated with the second stratum based on at least the assigned stratum and a target chargeback rate for at least one of the first MID or the second MID. The computer device transmits the transaction information and the selected MID to an issuing bank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Adam Feldman Reinhardt, Yung-Wen Liu, Shoou-Jiun Wang, Jayaram N. M. Nanduri
  • Patent number: 10983591
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method may include identifying a region within a user's eye gaze and calculating a ranking for the identified region within the user's eye gaze. The ranking may indicate the user's level of interest in the identified region. The method may then determine how the identified region is to be presented according to the calculated ranking and present the identified region in the determined manner according to the calculated ranking. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew John Ouderkirk, Neeraj Choubey, Andre Golard, Bo Asp Andersen, Immo Andreas Schuetz, Karol Constantine Hatzilias, Kelly Ingham, Martin Henrik Tall, Sharvil Shailesh Talati, Robert Dale Cavin, Thomas Scott Murdison
  • Patent number: 10986194
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media to select content to present to a user are disclosed. In one aspect, a method includes determining a content consumption rate of the user, and selectively presenting content to the user based on the content consumption rate. The content consumption rate may be determined based on a number of media content presented to the user over a period of time. If the number is above a threshold, a first type of content may be presented, while if the number is below (or equal) to the threshold, a second type of content, or in some aspects, no content, may be presented. After the selective presentation, additional content may be presented regardless of the content consumption rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Chinmay Lonkar, David Taitz
  • Patent number: 10970979
    Abstract: A system for monitoring a product on display includes a display pedestal configured to secure the product to a fixture to which the display pedestal is mounted. The display pedestal includes a tether to allow movement of the product relative to the fixture. The system includes a sensor system including a capacitive sensor pad. The capacitive sensor pad is supported by the fixture and configured to detect the movement of the product via the tether.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: SENNCO SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Christopher Marszalek
  • Patent number: 10963964
    Abstract: One embodiment relates to a financial institution computing system. The financial institution computing system includes a network circuit enabling the financial institution computing system to exchange information over a network and a risk analysis circuit. The risk analysis circuit is configured to receive user information, simulate a plurality of investment outcomes for a first investment risk level based on the received user information, display at least one augmented reality or virtual reality depiction of at least one of the investment outcomes via a display device, monitor a reaction of the user to each displayed augmented reality or virtual reality depiction, and select an investment strategy for the user based on the reactions of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Joshua T. Demetry, Brian J. Jacobsen, Shane C. Martwick, Patrick E. McGuinnis, Carolyn A. Wilary
  • Patent number: 10963900
    Abstract: A device may receive, from a camera device, an image that includes a person. The device may provide the image to a user recognition device and receive, from the user recognition device, a user identifier based on the person included in the image. In addition, the device may obtain user data based on the user identifier, the user data relating to prior activity relating to the person associated with the user identifier. The device may identify a user device based on a first physical location associated with the camera device and a second physical location associated with the user device, and provide the user data to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Polerio Babao, Natalie Cherco, Kayne Kantorowicz, Christina Garcia, Steven Gliniewicz, Arindam Chakraborty
  • Patent number: 10956847
    Abstract: A user's historical service data of a first time period and a second time period is obtained. Means and variances of a plurality of users' historical service data of the first time period and the second period are calculated. A risk model is generated based on at least one type of the plurality of users' historical behavioral data. The user's service data is obtained. At least one type of the user's behavior data is introduced to the risk model. A determination is made whether the at least one type of the user's behavior data is outside of the safety threshold. A service corresponding to the service data is rejected when the at least one type of the user's behavior data is outside of the safety threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yang Fu
  • Patent number: 10956427
    Abstract: Taught is a search engine for science tools which dynamically evaluates search rank of said science tools through Natural Language Processing and machine learning. The search engine accepts into a corpus of public and private materials, which references individual science tools. Each item of the corpus is evaluated both as to how much that given item should be trusted, and what that item says about individual science tools. Each science tool is evaluated based on what the whole corpus of input data contains concerning those science tools, taking into account how valuable the source of the data is in order to render an overall score and search rank. The search engine generates a judgement of each individual science tool, which is dynamically updated as new information becomes available in the corpus of input data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: BIOZ, INC.
    Inventors: Karin Lachmi, Daniel Levitt, Ehud Pardo, Dan Grunspan
  • Patent number: 10958583
    Abstract: This application describes apparatus and methods for using edge-computing to control resource distribution among access channels, such as a retail banking center. Edge-nodes may be configured to move a product display in response to detected or expected customer traffic flow in or near a retail location. Edge-nodes may be configured to redirect resources provided by a cloud computing environment to or away from the retail location. Based on customer traffic flow, edge-nodes may direct customers/resources to a retail location and ensure the retail location provides a predetermined quality of service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Gilbert Gatchalian, William August Stahlhut, Kamesh R. Gottumukkala, Siten Sanghvi, Stephen T. Shannon, Morgan S. Allen, Christopher L. Rice
  • Patent number: 10956954
    Abstract: Disclosed are apparatus and method for facilitating a purchase in conjunction with media content information. The apparatus includes a receiver configured to receive a transmission of media content, information regarding the content, and information for facilitating a purchase of at least one of a copy of the content, a good, and/or a service. The content may include broadcast media content and entertainment media content. The apparatus also includes a processor configured to process the information regarding the content and the information for facilitating a purchase of the copy of the content, the good, and/or the service. The apparatus also includes a display device for displaying information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: POLTORAK MEDIA LLC
    Inventor: Alexander I. Poltorak
  • Patent number: 10956674
    Abstract: A contract generation system that automatically generates cost models for new business contracts is provided. The system receives a new contract comprising a set of key-value pairs, each key-value pair comprising a question and an answer that correspond to a field of information in a document for the new contract. The system computes a similarity measure between the new contract and an existing contract based on a set of variance definitions for determining differences between the set of key-value pairs of the new contract and a corresponding set of key-value pairs of the existing contract. The system generates a cost model of the new contract based on the similarity measure and a cost model of the existing contract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tara Astigarraga, Saurabh Sinha, Vugranam Sreedhar, Michael Shane Goode, John Jeffrey Dillon
  • Patent number: 10949918
    Abstract: A system and method determines the creditworthiness of a consumer and issues a loan and generates a behavioral profile for that consumer. An initial set of data is acquired from the consumer that includes non-identification attributes without obtaining a full name, a credit card number, a passport number, or a government issued ID number that allows identification of the consumer. A user ID number matches the initial set of data to a physical user in a transaction database. A credit score based on the average credit among a plurality of user profiles is matched to determine a maximum credit for the consumer. A loan is credited and a behavioral profile is generated based on the consumer check-ins and location and correlating periodic location patterns to loan and transactional activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: MO TECNOLOGIAS, LLC
    Inventors: Paolo Fidanza, Andrii Kurinnyi
  • Patent number: 10949771
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can collect past user information and churn data for a plurality of users. A churn prediction model is trained using the past user information and churn data. A churn propensity score is calculated for a present user based on the churn prediction model, the churn propensity score indicative of the likelihood of the present user to churn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Gonguet, Aude Hofleitner, Sofus Attila Macskassy, Steven James Jarrett, Aruna Bharathi, Zhiliang Ma
  • Patent number: 10943197
    Abstract: A method of assigning numbers to flights includes displaying, in a first window that is displayed on a GUI, a slideable scale that receives a pairing preference input that indicates a user preference relating to the classification of flights as thru flights relative to the classification of flights as out-and-back flights. The method also includes: after displaying the first window, receiving by a processor the pairing preference input; in response to the receipt of the pairing preference input, classifying, using a flight number optimization model, each flight as one of: a thru flight, an out-and-back flight, and a stand-alone flight based on the pairing preference input; assigning, using the flight number optimization model, a number to each flight; and displaying, in a second window that is displayed on the GUI, at least a portion of an output schedule that comprises assigned numbers for each flight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: AMERICAN AIRLINES, INC.
    Inventors: Jingrui Li, Cumhur Alper Gelogullari, Shau-Shiang Sunny Ja
  • Patent number: 10939284
    Abstract: A 5G-based communication method for an industrial apparatus can be implemented in industrial apparatus during manufacturing operations, and a microprocessor. The industrial apparatus can collect data sets concerning itself, generate a 5G signal containing the data sets, and send the 5G signal to the microprocessor. The microprocessor determines a communication channel for the microprocessor according to the identification of the industrial apparatus in the data set, and can find a data processing rule, a data storage rule, and a data emission rule corresponding to the communication channel in a relationship table. The data is processed accordingly enabling a safe, efficient, and convenient transmission of data sets between the microprocessor and the industrial apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Shenzhen Jingjiang Yunchuang Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun-Qi Li, Juka Oh, Qing Liu, Xue-Qin Zhang, Shang-Hua Hao
  • Patent number: 10936677
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems, methods, devices, and the like for classifying or indexing websites using an efficient multistage statistical indexing scheme. In one embodiment, a system is introduced that includes a plurality of models for classification. The classification and indexing may be obtained using at least two models designed to retrieve information from a website visited for marketing and assessing a user. In one embodiment, a first model, content-based features are used for the classification and in making predictions of the unlabeled observations. In another embodiment, a second model includes embedded technology-based features for further classification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventors: Avishay Meron, Yarden Raiskin
  • Patent number: 10936309
    Abstract: A device may determine a plurality of components for a development project. The device may determine a blueprint template based on the plurality of components of the development project. The device may generate a blueprint for the development project based on the blueprint template. The device may generate a package for the development project based on the blueprint for the development project. The device may provide output associated with the blueprint and the package based on generating the blueprint and generating the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Bhaskar Ghosh, Mohan Sekhar, Rajendra T. Prasad, Koushik M. Vijayaraghavan, Arpan Shukla, Chandrashekhar Arun Deshpande, Mahesh Rajappan, Muthukumar Rengaraju
  • Patent number: 10922304
    Abstract: In a cloud computing environment associated with an enterprise comprising one or more cloud platforms with one or more respective data protection ecosystems, a method maintains a distributed ledger system with a plurality of nodes, wherein a given one of the data protection ecosystems is operatively coupled to a given one of the plurality of nodes of the distributed ledger system. Further, the method manages one or more data sets processed by the one or more data protection ecosystems in association with the distributed ledger system, wherein managing comprises storing transaction data associated with the processing of the one or more data sets on the distributed ledger system to enable an environment-wide view of the stored transaction data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Todd, Kenneth Durazzo, Assaf Natanzon
  • Patent number: 10922737
    Abstract: A interactive product recommendation method is provided, including: selecting a target product from the plurality of products; loading the product information of the target product; generating a product list according to the product characteristics corresponding to the target product and the user preferences corresponding to at least one user; generating a first label list based on at least one product characteristics corresponding to the target product and the user preferences corresponding to the user, where the first label list has a plurality of first labels corresponding to different product features; and displaying the product information, the product list and the first label list in a user interface. When clicking the icon, displaying another user interface corresponding to the clicked icon. When clicking the first label, updating the product list according to the clicked first label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Chien-Yang Guo, Yun-Cheng Chou, Chin-Sheng Yeh, Chih-Pin Su, Shin-Yi Wu
  • Patent number: 10924473
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to identity or trustworthiness verification for online users. More specifically, the present invention is a method of identity verification for online users combined with methodologies for evaluating or demonstrating trustworthiness. The present invention may integrate data values from social media, e-commerce, or other sources, which is obtained online into a single accessible report along with information obtained from the subscriber. An algorithm may then calculate these data values or subscriber information to determine its accuracy by comparing these data values with each other and with the subscriber information to generate a rating for the subscriber's trustworthiness with a numerical score referred to herein as a Trust Score or Trust Stamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: T STAMP INC.
    Inventors: Gareth Neville Genner, Andrew Gowasack
  • Patent number: 10909495
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described which utilize improved scheduling techniques. An electronic scheduling platform enables customers to view and select pick-up options for scheduling orders to be retrieved at a location. Each pick-up option is associated with a price and a queue time. An average service time and an average inter-arrival time is determined for the location. A queuing procedure is executed which calculates queue times and prices for the pick-up options based, at least in part, on the average service time and the average inter-arrival time. The queuing procedure dynamically updates in real-time the calculated queue times and prices for the pick-up options. Instructions are generated for providing an interface that displays at least a portion of the pick-up options with the updated queue times and prices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: WAL-MART STORES, INC.
    Inventors: Pratosh Deepak Rajkhowa, Vidyanand Krishnan
  • Patent number: 10909558
    Abstract: When multiple explanatory variables are automatically created, a huge amount of output suggestions causes a heavy burden on selecting the suggestion. A marketing support system is configured to include a suggestion extraction unit that accepts purchase data and analyzes a correlation between the purchase data to output a composite variable, a restriction filtering unit that accepts the composite variable and a restriction table to exclude the composite variable based on a restriction condition defined in the restriction table, and a result filtering unit that uses a measure result defined in the past to estimate an anticipated effect when a measure based on the composite variable is performed, and selects a plurality of explanatory variables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiko Aizono, Wenpeng Wei, Takuya Mogawa, Kazuaki Tokunaga, Yasuharu Namba
  • Patent number: 10909580
    Abstract: Dynamic object customization is disclosed. A template associated with content to be published on behalf of one or more entities is obtained. The template includes at least one variable. For each entity in the one or more entities, a data store including information pertaining to the entity is queried based at least in part on the at least one variable included in the template. In response to the query, one or more data values corresponding to the at least one variable are obtained. An object is generated based at least in part on the template. The at least one variable is populated using the obtained one or more data values. The generated object is provided as output to be published on behalf of the entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Reputation.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Sathya Krishnamurthy, Shiv Prakash, Xiaoshi Xu, Manish Balsara, Shrey A. Bhatia
  • Patent number: 10902370
    Abstract: A system and method for multidisciplinary team collaboration may include an algorithm for determining suitable relationships between the team members; a visualization interface for illustrating and managing members in separate groups according to their profiles, expertise, work output, and/or project roles; and the analysis of how members interact and use knowledge content. In the disclosed method, lived-work practices and/or knowledge content may be incorporated in the system to account for human behavior and expand upon existing documented work processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
    Inventors: Gopika Kannan, Jennifer Fabrizi, Robert Polkowski
  • Patent number: 10902004
    Abstract: Systems and methods for processing user-submitted updates based on user reliability scores. An update score is determined for an update submitted by a user based on a similarity of a field value provided by the update to corresponding field values in identified records. A user score is determined based on update scores, including the update score, determined for corresponding updates submitted by the user. The update is then processed based on the user score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventor: Matthew Fuchs
  • Patent number: 10895521
    Abstract: The invention belongs to the technical field of the quantitative statistical distribution analysis of the features from characteristic images of microstructures and precipitated phases in metal materials, and relates to a quantitative statistical distribution characterization method of precipitate particles with the full field of view in a metal material. The method comprises the following steps of electrolytic corrosion of a metallic material specimen, automatic collection of characteristic images of microstructure, automatic stitching and fusion of the full-view-field microstructure images, automatic identification and segmentation of the precipitate particles and quantitative distribution characterization of the precipitate particles with the full field of view in a large-range scale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: CENTRAL IRON AND STEEL RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Dongling Li, Xuejing Shen, Lei Zhao, Haizhou Wang, Weihao Wan, Bing Han, Yuhua Lu, Feifei Feng, Chao Li
  • Patent number: 10891491
    Abstract: An in-store monitoring device includes a memory storing instructions, and at least a processor reading the instructions to perform: acquiring an image in which one or more shoppers are captured; detecting, from the image, one or more shoppers present in a predetermined area; generating, for each of the shoppers, information on number of goods obtained by the shoppers; and calculating a sum of numbers of goods obtained by the detected shoppers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akiko Oshima
  • Patent number: 10893312
    Abstract: A collaborative recommender system which is based on an application of Formal Concept Analysis is disclosed. A problem with collaborative recommender systems based on Formal Concept Analysis is that the size of the concept lattices generated can be very large. Large lattices both take a great deal of time to generate, and tend to include extraneous concepts. In the collaborative recommender systems disclosed herein the size of the concept lattices used are only of a scale required to capture the tastes of an individual user. This reduces the computational resource required by the recommender system markedly. Further improvements are obtained in some embodiments by selecting only relevant concepts from the concept lattice before building a user profile from the selected concepts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS public limited company
    Inventors: Daniel Joseph, Nikolay Mehandjiev, Charalampos Theodoulidis
  • Patent number: 10887160
    Abstract: The present disclosure, relating to the technical field of communications, provides a management method for a home network device and a network management system. The method includes that: a home gateway acquires home terminal device information in a home network; the home gateway sends the home terminal device information to a home sub-cloud which corresponds to the home network and is independent from other home sub-clouds on a cloud management platform to store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mingsheng Li, Yuanjiong Diao, Xiaojun Wang
  • Patent number: 10887718
    Abstract: An audio control system can automatically determine an occupancy of an audience seating area, and can automatically adjust a spectral content of an audio signal to at least partially compensate for spectral effects caused by the occupancy in the audience seating area. Such an audio control system can ensure that the sound in a particular room remains constant, or nearly constant, from performance to performance. The occupancy can include a number of people in attendance in the audience seating area, and/or locations of attendees in the audience seating area. The audio control system can automatically adjust the spectral content a single time, at the start of a performance, or can optionally automatically dynamically update the adjustment throughout the performance based on subsequent measurements of the occupancy. The system can determine the occupancy through ticket sales, and/or analysis of imaging of the seats in the audience seating area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: DTS, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred Maher, Theo Mack
  • Patent number: 10877970
    Abstract: A method identifies relevant data sources in a data visualization user interface. The process constructs an interaction matrix X whose rows correspond to users and whose columns correspond to data sources. Each entry measures the extent to which a user interacts with a data source according to user interactions with data visualizations generated from the data source. The method factors X into a product of a user matrix U times a source matrix ST using iterative refinement to minimize the least squares difference between X and U·ST. A user connects to a data server. The method computes affinity scores between the user and data sources. Each affinity score is a dot product of a row of U (a user) and a row of S (a data source). The method selects some data sources corresponding to high computed affinity scores and returns the selected data sources to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Tableau Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Brochu, Mark Siegel
  • Patent number: 10867309
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present disclosure provide systems and methods for outbound forecasting, comprising receiving an initial distribution of priority values to each fulfillment center (FC) in each region, running a simulation, using a simulation algorithm, of the initial distribution, calculating an outbound capacity utilization value of each FC, determining a number of FCs comprising an outbound capacity utilization value that exceeds a predetermined threshold, feeding the simulation algorithm with the determined number of FCs to generate one or more additional distributions of priority values, generating a FC priority filter comprising an optimal set of priority values based on the one or more additional distributions of priority values, and modifying an allocation of a plurality of SKUs among a plurality of FCs based on the generated FC priority filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Coupang Corp.
    Inventors: Nan Wang, Ke Ma, Christopher Carlson, Bin Gu, Shixian Li
  • Patent number: 10867187
    Abstract: Multiple cameras capture videos within a secure room. When individuals are detected as entering the room, identities of the individuals are resolved. When an asset is exposed in a field of view of one of the cameras, the individuals' eye and head movements are tracked from the videos with respect to one another and the asset. Additionally, touches made by any of the individuals on the asset are tracked from the videos. The eye and head movements are correlated with the touches or lack of touches according to a security policy for the asset. Any violations of the security policy are written to a secure audit log for the room and the asset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Sudip Rahman Khan, Matthew Robert Burris, Christopher John Costello, Gregory Joseph Hartl
  • Patent number: 10860791
    Abstract: In non-limiting examples of the present disclosure, systems, methods and devices for interacting with data in a productivity application are presented. A plurality of values associated with the productivity application may be analyzed to determine whether they include a value that can be added to a set comprising a plurality of values with a set data type upon which the productivity application can execute a plurality of set operations. An indication to add at least one of the analyzed values as a member of the set may be received. At least one of the analyzed values may be added as a member of the set. An indication to perform a set operation associated with the set may be received and performed, and the result of the performed set operation may be displayed on a productivity application user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Christian Canton, Christopher Gross, Joseph McDaid, Johnny Campbell
  • Patent number: 10861030
    Abstract: A computer system measures trust of an entity in electronic documents from electronic media sources is described. A communication network is linked to one or more of the sources. A computer server is in communication with the communication network and is configured to receive electronic documents via the communication network. The computer server having a memory and a processor accessing a database. The memory includes processor executable instructions stored in the memory and executable by the processor. The computer executable instructions comprise preliminary term vector instructions, calculating instructions for determining the preliminary term vectors in the received electronic documents, and refined term vector instructions for defining a plurality of industry-specific term vectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: TSG Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Noah Krusell, Caimei Lu, Jay Harrison
  • Patent number: 10853677
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method of determining whether a live human face is present for use as part of a facial recognition system and/or method, whereby a moving stimulus is generated. Human face movement in response to the generated stimulus is predicted using a model. The stimulus is presented to a face of a person. A movement of the face in response to the stimulus is tracked using a camera, and it is determined whether a live human face is present by comparing the movement of the face against the prediction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Eyn Limited
    Inventors: Hasan Sheikh Faridul, Mohamed Ben Arbia
  • Patent number: 10846718
    Abstract: Disclosed in some examples is a question platform which matches survey creators with survey takers (entities) referred by publishers. In some examples, the match can happen in real-time or near real time based upon a number of match criteria. Match criteria may include survey creator criteria submitted by the survey creators that describe desired entity attributes, a bid price (e.g., maximum price they are willing to pay), and survey content information. Match criteria may also include publisher criteria that describe entity information, an ask price (minimum price that the publisher is willing to accept for providing access to the entity), and content criteria (e.g., restrictions on the types of survey, the number of questions, and the like).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Lucid Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Vignesh Krishnan, William Bradley
  • Patent number: 10846706
    Abstract: A cloud services composition system allows customers to interactively create service constructs from network function virtualization resources. The network function virtualization primitives are modeled using a standard modeling language. An expert system suggests network function virtualization resources for use in the service construct, based on an expert system learning algorithm. The customer uses a graphical user interface to interconnect the resources and create the service construct. The process may involve collaboration with the network provider. The resulting construct is validated for use in a communications network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Rittwik Jana, Thomas Kirk, Syed Anwar Aftab, John F. Murray, Mazin E. Gilbert, Shu Shi, Serban Jora, Avi Zahavi