Market Survey Or Market Poll Patents (Class 705/7.32)
  • Patent number: 10671617
    Abstract: The provided solution makes it possible to select one item from a set of items, a multicomponent score being associated with each item of the set of items. After having computed a value characterising a relation ranking between a first item of the set of items and a second item of the set of items, the computed value being computed as a function of a plurality of score components associated with the first and second item of the set of items, respectively, the first item or of the second item is selected based on the computed value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Alexandre Delattre
  • Patent number: 10659515
    Abstract: An multistep guided system for mobile devices that facilitates the creation and dissemination of multistep guided activities from a source computer/device to a plurality of other recipient mobile devices, wherein the multistep guided activities is disseminated to the recipient mobile devices in a form that is compatible with the capabilities of the respective recipient mobile devices. The audio guided system comprises the source computer/device, the plurality of other recipient mobile devices and a server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: QUALTRICS, INC.
    Inventor: Bindu Rama Rao
  • Patent number: 10657608
    Abstract: A change management system is configured to control communication between one or more engineering subsystems utilized in the design and/or manufacture of a component. The change management system may be configured to facilitate communication between one or more engineering subsystems that are fragmented and/or not configured to communicate with one another. Further, the change management system may be configured to act as a virtual user when interfacing with one or more of the engineering subsystems. Additionally, the change management system may be configured to check data from one or more of the subsystems for compliance with one or more control rules governing the progression of a manufacturing/design project.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Shem, LLC
    Inventors: Thesa Hanlin, James M. Johnston, Nathan Redden, Andrew Taitz
  • Patent number: 10649624
    Abstract: An interactive media management server that facilitates management of interactive media and delivery of such interactive media. It comprises a first interface to an interactive media distribution server communicatively coupled to a plurality of mobile devices, and a second interface to a service provider system or a content provider system. It comprises a manager module for managing creation, distribution and tracking of a plurality of interactive media. The manager module, via the second interface, manages the delivery of the plurality of interactive media from the service provider system or the content provider system, and the communication of user responses to the plurality of interactive media to the corresponding service provider system or content provider system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: QUALTRICS, LLC
    Inventor: Bindu Rama Rao
  • Patent number: 10636047
    Abstract: A customer database system may store historic customer satisfaction information. A CSR terminal may facilitate an interaction between a service representative and a first customer, and a survey platform may: (i) detect that the CSR terminal is currently interacting with the first customer and that the first customer has an entry in the customer database system, and (ii) automatically trigger an analytics action at the CSR terminal. A relational database may receive solicited customer feedback information along with a structured escalation level category entered via the analytics action. The solicited customer feedback information may be parsed into unstructured text, and a big data application platform may: (i) execute an algorithm to assign a sub-category to the first customer interaction based on the unstructured parsed text, and (ii) assign the solicited customer feedback to positive, neutral, and/or negative sentiment pools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Hartford Fire Insurance Company
    Inventor: Philip Wawrzynowicz
  • Patent number: 10628845
    Abstract: A method includes determining a recommended aspect for content that includes at least one image. The recommended aspect is determined at least in part based on activity data that indicates aspects of other content authored by or interacted with by a plurality of authors in at least one social network, website, application software, or mobile application software (app). The method further includes generating the content including the at least one image according to the recommended aspect. The recommended aspect is an aspect of the at least one image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: ADHARK, INC.
    Inventor: Jehan Hamedi
  • Patent number: 10630633
    Abstract: An article articulating two different points of view is provided to a reader, with each point of view associated with a respective hashtag. Social media streams associated with social media outlets are also collected and analyzed to identify occurrences of the hashtags in the social media streams, and to collect and analyze information relating to those occurrences. Scoring parameter values are assigned to each occurrence, with each scoring parameter value based on the related information, such as an identity of a notable social media user associated with the occurrence. A weighted score value is generated based on the scoring parameter values for each hashtag, and the weighted score value is presented to the reader of the article in real time. Additional visual information, such as trend lines, identities of notable social media users associated with certain occurrences, and other information may also be provided to the reader in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Advance Local Media LLC
    Inventors: Harris Novick, Kevin Wong, David Cohn, Lawrence Donoghue
  • Patent number: 10621630
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method and system for obtaining interactive user feedback in real-time by feedback obtaining system. The feedback obtaining system establishes connection between user device of user and server of service provider based on user location received from user device, receives static data of user from server and dynamic data of user from capturing device located at site of service provider, identify contextual information associated with user based on static data and dynamic data, provide one or more feedback queries for user from database based on contextual information, provide one or more sub-feedback queries for user based on response of user for one or more feedback queries and obtains user feedback based on response of user for one or more sub-feedback queries and one or more feedback queries and implicit feedback. The use of implicit feedback together with actual feedback gives effective feedback of users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Wipro Limited
    Inventors: Manjunath Ramachandra Iyer, Sethuraman Ulaganathan
  • Patent number: 10614501
    Abstract: Various embodiments relate generally to computer science, software, and computer program and platform architectures, including receiving input data configured to identify one or more items, the input data being converted from a first data format to a second data format, parsing the input data in the second data format to extract event data associated with the one or more items, evaluating the event data to determine shipment data configured to identify a location, an account, and a first option associated with the one or more items, comparing the input data in the second data format to a threshold to determine a statistical probability associated with the one or more items, calling a data service to retrieve other data associated with the one or more items, and generating a retrieval option associated with other items if the statistical probability is greater than the threshold and the other data indicates the device is within a numerical range of a location at which the item is stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: OrderGroove, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Fredrich, Michael Bifolco, Greg E. Alvo, Ofir Shalom
  • Patent number: 10599761
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to digitally converting physical form documents to electronic surveys. For example, a survey system receives an image capture of a physical form document and analyzes the image capture to identify fields including questions within the physical form document. The survey system creates an electronic survey corresponding to the physical form document based on the contents of the fields (e.g., text, objects). Specifically, the survey system generates electronic survey questions for the fields based on the contents of the fields. After generating electronic survey questions for the fields in the image capture, the survey system provides the electronic survey for display to a respondent. Additionally, the survey system can complete an electronic version (e.g., an image) of the form document including the responses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Qualtrics, LLC
    Inventor: Larry Dean Cheesman
  • Patent number: 10592919
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method and computer program product of distributing advertisement for increasing click-thru-rate is provided. The method comprises establishing communication between at least one user computing device and at least one website through a network, and displaying an ad to a user through the website. The user is then requested to participate in at least one event by way of the ad. After the user clicks on the ad, the user then travels to an advertiser's website or the advertiser's website is displayed to the user. After which, the most current total of the results of the event are displayed to the user in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: PredictWallStreet, LLC
    Inventor: Craig Kaplan
  • Patent number: 10586266
    Abstract: Various embodiments relate generally to computer science, software, and computer program and platform architectures, including receiving input data configured to identify one or more items, the input data being converted from a first data format to a second data format, parsing the input data in the second data format to extract event data associated with the one or more items, evaluating the event data to determine shipment data configured to identify a location, an account, and a first option associated with the one or more items, comparing the input data in the second data format to a threshold to determine a statistical probability associated with the one or more items, calling a data service to retrieve other data associated with the one or more items, and generating a retrieval option associated with other items if the statistical probability is greater than the threshold and the other data indicates the device is within a numerical range of a location at which the item is stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: OrderGroove, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Fredrich, Michael Bifolco, Greg E. Alvo, Ofir Shalom
  • Patent number: 10580022
    Abstract: The early adopters and potential influencers (EAPI) system, method and computer-readable medium provide a way to identify early adopters and potential influencers. The EAPI system obtains a list of purchases for customers of merchants and/or subscriptions from a transaction tracking system. The EAPI system creates a time-based transaction network, and using a scoring function, the EAPI system determines an early adopter and/or potential influencer ranking among customers in the network. The EAPI system may use one or more customer attributes to determine a customer's influence with respect to different dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: GROUPON, INC.
    Inventors: Gaston L'Huillier, Evan MacMillan, Francisco Larrain, Ricardo Zilleruelo, Sebastian Kreft
  • Patent number: 10564935
    Abstract: A particular organization may undertake a plurality of different privacy campaigns, processing activities, etc. that involve the collection and storage of personal data. The system may be configured to collect customer satisfaction data, for example: (1) as part of a data subject access request submission form; (2) when providing one or more results of a data subject access request to the data subject; or (3) at any other suitable time. The customer satisfaction data may be collected in the form of a suitable survey, free-form response questionnaire, etc. (e.g., thumbs up vs. thumbs down, etc.). Additionally, by integrating a feedback survey with the data subject access request process, the system may increase a number of consumers that provide responses to the feedback survey. In particular embodiments, the system is configured to require the requestor to respond to the feedback survey prior to submitting the data subject access request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: OneTrust, LLC
    Inventors: Kabir A. Barday, Jason L. Sabourin, Jonathan Blake Brannon, Mihir S. Karanjkar, Kevin Jones
  • Patent number: 10567271
    Abstract: A method includes forwarding one or more packets from a first addressable computing element to at least a second addressable computing element based on a topology-aware address assigned to the second addressable computing element. The topology-aware address includes a set of identifiers representing one or more topology attributes associated with the second addressable computing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Canada Inc.
    Inventor: Jeroen van Bemmel
  • Patent number: 10565668
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer-readable medium are disclosed for performing an automated sales training activity operation, comprising: performing an assessment operation on an individual sales maker, the assessment operation ensuring the individual sales maker takes only the training needed by the individual sales maker; generating a unique personalized training plan for the individual sales maker; delivering training to the individual sales maker based upon the unique personalized training plan; certifying the individual sales maker based upon completion of the training, the certifying indicating a knowledge and proficiency level of the individual sales maker, the certifying also indicating progress of the individual sales maker towards completion of the unique personalized training plan and, presenting information regarding the certifying via a sales training activity user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Karen Butcher, Sandra Murtagh
  • Patent number: 10547973
    Abstract: Methods, computer program products, and systems are presented. The method computer program products, and systems can include, for instance: examining data of a plurality of traveling users, wherein at least some of the plurality of traveling users have associated mobile client computer devices, and determining, by machine logic, based on the examining that certain traveling users of the plurality of traveling users are traveling in a group; deciding, by machine logic, based on the determining that one or more action is to be performed, wherein the deciding is in dependence on a processing of historical data, the historical data specifying activities of the certain traveling users when the certain traveling users travel in a group; and providing one or more output for performance of the one or more action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lisa Seacat Deluca, Jeremy A. Greenberger
  • Patent number: 10545642
    Abstract: The present invention provides systems and methods that provide knowledge about a reaction (e.g. interest) of a group (normally of people) with respect to a set of elements, wherein each group member can react in a different manner. Assuming that the group is accessible by electronic means (e.g. Internet) this system may be based on a group response algorithm to estimate group reaction minimizing workload of group members and minimizing the time needed. To minimize or reduce group members' workload and time, the algorithm uses statistic tools. The group response system estimates group reaction with previously set statistic reliability. The present invention can use too in some cases, secondary algorithms for specific cases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: APPGREE SA
    Inventor: Juan Moran Adarraga
  • Patent number: 10547709
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate generally to distributing a survey created for a first distribution channel across multiple distribution channels. More specifically, one or more embodiments of the present disclosure relate to providing a user with the ability to create a survey for one distribution channel and automatically provide the survey across multiple distribution channels. Further, one or more embodiments of the present disclosure improves survey administration by collecting responses to the survey from across the various distribution channels, compiling the responses, and providing the overall results of the survey to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Qualtrics, LLC
    Inventors: Wesley Jarrett Burningham, Logan John Mosley, Gregory Keith Burnham, Devon S Humes, Nathan John Condie
  • Patent number: 10546308
    Abstract: The disclosure includes use of a feature-aware propagation model to identify one or more features of a product and one or more person(s), or members of a social network, to target, or user, for marketing the product having the identified features. The one or more person(s) identified using the model may be the person(s), or member(s), of a social network determined to have a maximum capability, relative to other members of the social network, for influencing the members of the social network in adopting, e.g., purchasing, a product having the identified features. In addition, parameters of the model may be determined using information about the social network, user preferences, and the products and features of the products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventors: Nicola Barbieri, Francesco Bonchi
  • Patent number: 10540627
    Abstract: A social networking system builds a quality controlled and desired population-representative pool of human raters to provide ratings on content items to improve a feed ranking model used for providing its users with more relevant content. The system identifies a pool of candidate human raters for providing ratings on a feed of content items. For each candidate human rater of the pool of candidate human raters, the system presents a feed of content items based on a feed ranking model, obtains ratings on the feed of content items, and determines a score representing the consistency of the obtained ratings, the representativeness of the pool of human raters, or the relevance of the content provided by the ranking model. The system uses the computed scores to modify the ranking model used to present content to its users for improving the relevance of the presented content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Max Christian Eulenstein, Lauren Elizabeth Scissors, Alexander Peysakhovich, Lars Seren Backstrom, Lu Wang
  • Patent number: 10540412
    Abstract: In an information processing system in which a plurality of terminals can communicate data through a server, a first terminal includes a question event processing portion which executes a question event to have a character displayed to a user who operates the first terminal and to output question information in association with the character, an answer acceptance portion which accepts input of answer information to the question information, and an answer transmission portion which transmits the answer information accepted by the answer acceptance portion to the server. A second terminal includes an answer reception portion which receives the answer information from the server and an answer event processing portion which executes an answer event to have a character displayed to a user who operates the second terminal based on the answer information received by the answer reception portion and to output the answer information in association with the character.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryutaro Takahashi, Yoshio Sakamoto, Noriyuki Sato, Hayuru Soma, Ginga Kamei, Ryoma Aoki, Masayuki Okada
  • Patent number: 10515377
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for conducting user studies. One of the methods includes receiving a user study session request from a sponsor, wherein the user study session request identifies a product and one or more criteria. Session volunteer data identifying one or more available session volunteers having access to the product and one or more attributes is received. A session volunteer that satisfies the user study session request is determined, including matching the one or more attributes of the session volunteer to the one or more criteria of the session request. A session between the sponsor and the session volunteer is initiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventor: Udi Manber
  • Patent number: 10511496
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein may intercept, quarantine, and moderate communications internal to an uncontrolled system. An example of an uncontrolled system may be a web application associated with a social networking site. In accessing the social networking site, a user may type in a message. An instance of the uncontrolled system running on the user's device may prepare a request containing the message. Some embodiment disclosed herein may determine that the message is subject to moderation, intercept the request, and place the message in a queue. This determination may be based on the destination of the request as well the type of the message. Some embodiments may reconstruct the original request for resubmission. If the session is expired, some embodiments may log in for the user and resubmit the reconstructed request. Some embodiments may wait for the next time the user logs in to resubmit the reconstructed request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: PROOFPOINT, INC.
    Inventor: Cameron Blair Cooper
  • Patent number: 10509641
    Abstract: Variety of approaches to optimize a feature deployment based on an usage pattern are described. A hosted service initiates operations to optimize the feature deployment upon detecting a feature update associated with an application. Next, a target audience for the feature update is identified by processing an usage pattern signal of the application based on information update and an organizational rule associated with the feature update. The feature update is deployed to the target audience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Bershansky, Anil Mehra, Sanjay Garg, Christian D. Molnar
  • Patent number: 10509782
    Abstract: A method for enriching an object in a database may include determining, by a trained machine learning model, that a first object at the database is same and/or similar to a second object at the database. The first object and the second object may be part of a schema of the database. The second object may be subordinate to the first object. In response to the determination that the first object is same and/or similar to the second object, one or more attributes associated with the second object may be added to the first object. Related systems and articles of manufacture including computer program products are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Debashis Banerjee, Nithya Rajagopalan
  • Patent number: 10448074
    Abstract: Example methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture (e.g., physical storage media) to assign synthetic respondents to geographic locations for audience measurement are disclosed. Example apparatus disclosed herein include a constraint identifier to determine a set of constraints based on aggregate values of demographic features associated with the geographic locations. Disclosed example apparatus also include a parameter evaluator to determine a set of parameters of a model that is to return probabilities that respective ones of the respondents are associated with respective ones of the geographic locations, respective ones of the parameters being associated with respective ones of the constraints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Michael Sheppard, Edward Murphy, Chris Samuel Redino, Michael D. Morgan, Jonathan Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10445782
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates, in part, to an advertisement system that provides for the augmentation of social networking profiles with information derived from user activity associated with third-party content outside of a social networking system. The augmented profiles of users may be analyzed and compared to identify targeted advertisement opportunities for one or more users. The advertisement system can analyze the augmented profiles of one or more users to identify look-alike product advertisement opportunities, look-alike user advertisement opportunities, as well as various remarketing, reminders, and cross-device marketing opportunities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Lee Charles Linden, Benjamin Lewis
  • Patent number: 10438143
    Abstract: Disclosed is systems, methods, and computer program products that provide for a technique for reducing computing resources, storage space needs, and network bandwidth associated with collaborative decision making. More particularly, this disclosure relates to a system for performing automatic predictive decision making using predictive fit models derived from previous user responses and the user characteristics of each responding user, and using the results to reduce the amount of computing and operational resources needed to operate a collaborative decision engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Srikanth Vemula, Sunil Reddy Gaddam, Sasidhar Purushothaman
  • Patent number: 10438278
    Abstract: Various methods and systems are provided for conducting e-commerce. In one example, a method of conducting an e-commerce transaction includes a method of operating an online retail website. The method includes providing access to a computer interface for suppliers and presenting information to the suppliers through the computer interface regarding activity of the supplier's stock keeping unit (SKU). The suppliers are then enabled to directly modify at least one parameter associated with a presentation of the supplier's SKU on the retail website by way of the interface. The modification of the parameter may include, for example, modification of the presentation of the SKU including, for example, changing the title, adding video or photograph, or adding some other information. The modification of the parameter may also include, for example, modifying the price or entering into a bilateral agreement with the operator of the retail website.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Overstock.com, Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick M. Byrne
  • Patent number: 10432817
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses and methods are provided to enhance metadata registration workflow, such as in a multi-functional apparatus. User selection of metadata items and entry of metadata are captured to form a customized workflow to minimize performance by the user of redundant tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Dennis Faust
  • Patent number: 10430817
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide customer partiality vectorization refinement systems, comprising: a customer database storing a set of multiple customer partiality vectors for each of multiple different customers; a product database storing a set of multiple product partiality vectors for each of multiple different products; and a vectorized refinement control circuit configured to: identify, for a first customer, a multi-dimensional partiality vector target area defined by a limited range of partiality magnitudes and limited range of representative partiality directions; select a first product having at least a product partiality vector that is within a threshold alignment with the partiality vector target area, and cause the first product to be presented to the first customer; receive feedback associated with the first customer and corresponding to the first product; and adjust the partiality vector target area based on the feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Bruce W. Wilkinson, Todd D. Mattingly
  • Patent number: 10430822
    Abstract: An advertising and customer loyalty system operable to enhance the relationship between a business and a customer so as to increase revenue for the business. The advertising and customer loyalty system includes a software application operably coupled to a server and a database wherein the software application facilitates the capturing of a photograph at a business registered with the advertising and customer loyalty system. The photograph is captured by a customer registered with the advertising and customer loyalty system and ensuing posting of the photograph by the customer to a social media platform, the business distributes a point. A reward campaign is established by the business wherein ensuing an accumulation of points by a customer, the business will redeem the accumulated points for a reward from the business. An image of the business logo is incorporated into the captured photograph prior to distribution of the photograph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventors: Ruby Vasquez, Steve Vasquez
  • Patent number: 10423651
    Abstract: A method by a network node includes generating logically associated clusters of reviews submitted by users regarding an application program executed on user equipments operated by the users, generating a separate summary for each of the clusters of the reviews, and communicating the summaries to a network node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventor: Satnam Singh
  • Patent number: 10423653
    Abstract: A computing system includes a processor system with at least one processing unit. The processor system is configured to receive image data of a template platform that is associated with fabricating a product. The processor system is configured to obtain barcode data associated with the image data. The processor system is configured to obtain customized data from the image data based on the barcode data. The customized data includes shape data corresponding to a structural attribute of the product. The processor system is configured to obtain template data of the product based on the barcode data. The template data includes product design data. The processor system is configured to provide fabrication data for a digital fabrication system to create the product in accordance with at least the customized data and the product design data. The processor system is configured to transmit the fabrication data to at least one fabrication tool of the digital fabrication system to create the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignees: Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Jeremy Rubens, Jordan Majstorovic
  • Patent number: 10410224
    Abstract: Technologies for determining, displaying, and leveraging reasons to buy for categories of items. Aspects (reasons to buy) may be predetermined for categories of items from a corpus of item information. For each item in a category, community-sourced content (e.g., customer reviews) may be identified for (aligned to) each aspect, and relevant comments may be extracted from the content. The comments may be analyzed, for example according to sentiment, to provide scoring and summary statistics for the aspects. Items may be ranked according to the summary statistics. The aspects for an item may be displayed, with extracted comments and/or summary statistics provided for each aspect. Items in a category or across categories may be compared according to the aspects. Aspects may be used in searches for items within categories to filter the items according to one or more of the aspects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Guy Levanon, Waqas Syed Ahmed, Leo Parker Dirac, Aditya Rekha Dharanipragada, Simon Hachey, Amber Kathleen Joehnk, Hannes Scheidler, Kevin Michael Small
  • Patent number: 10402895
    Abstract: In general, techniques are described that enable crowdsourcing of product-related information. Product-related information may include availability and intra-store locations of various products at particular stores. An example system includes an interface, a memory, and one or more programmable processors configured to receive, at the interface an intra-store product location from a first client device, the intra-store product location indicating a location of a product within a store. The programmable processor(s) are further configured to store, to at least one storage device coupled to the system and in association with the product, the received intra-store product location, receive, at the interface, a request associated with the product from a second client device, and send, from the interface, the intra-store product location to the second client device in response to receiving the request associated with the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Neil Richardson
  • Patent number: 10394829
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for recommending concepts from a first concept set in response to user selection of a first concept Ci by performing a natural language processing (NLP) analysis comparison of vector representations of user concepts contained in written content authored by the user and candidate concepts in a first concept set to determine a similarity measure for each candidate concept, and to select therefrom one or more of the candidate concepts for display as recommended concepts which are related to the user concepts contained in written content authored by the user based on the similarity measure between each candidate concept and each user concept.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michele M. Franceschini, Tin Kam Ho, Luis A. Lastras-Montano, Oded Shmueli, Livio Soares
  • Patent number: 10395270
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for recommending a grammar for a message campaign used by a message optimization system. A user specifies parameters for a new campaign, from which a set of statistical design budgets is calculated. The user selects a grammar structure, recommended based on the statistical design budgets, for the campaign. The n-most relevant past campaigns are identified. Semantic tags, associated with each previously used value from the n-most relevant past campaigns and each of a plurality of untested values, are identified and ranked based on past performance. The previously used values are ordered by ranked tag group and then within each tag group, while the untested values are ordered by ranked tag group and then randomly within the tag group. Recommended values are selected from the ranked list of previously used values and untested values depending on the degree of exploration/conservatism indicated by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: PERSADO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LIMITED
    Inventors: Rui Miguel Forte, Avishalom Shalit, Guy Stephane Krief, Assaf Baciu
  • Patent number: 10387894
    Abstract: Mechanisms are provided to implement a brand comparison engine. The mechanisms receive a request to compare brand personalities of a first specified brand and a second specified brand and obtain a first brand personality scale associated with the first specified brand and a second brand personality scale associated with the second specified brand. The mechanisms calculate at least one gap value indicating a difference between at least one personality trait in the first brand personality scale and a corresponding at least one personality trait in the second brand personality scale. The mechanisms also output an output indicating an aspect of the at least one gap based on the calculation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rama Kalyani T. Akkiraju, Liang Gou, Haibin Liu, Jalal U. Mahmud, Vibha S. Sinha, Anbang Xu
  • Patent number: 10387789
    Abstract: The methods and systems described herein relate to conducting a controlled experiment using prediction of future user behavior. The method, executable on at least one server, comprises: collecting behavior data on two sets of users over a first period, wherein: the first set of users is exposed to a control; the second set of users is exposed to a treatment variant; and the behavior data relates to a performance parameter of the controlled experiment; based on a prediction model applied to the behavior data, calculating predicted values of the performance parameter for each user of the first set and the second set of users over a second period of time; and determining if a difference exists between the predicted values of the performance parameter for each user of the first set of users and the predicted values of the performance parameter for each user of the second set of users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Yandex Europe AG
    Inventors: Gleb Gennadievich Gusev, Aleksey Valyerevich Drutsa, Pavel Viktorovich Serdyukov
  • Patent number: 10387974
    Abstract: Embodiments introduced describe social networks with auto enrollment and password-free access. Users are automatically enrolled in social networks based on their experience, such as past shopping or dining activities. Network links are presented to users on a platform, where multiple networks or websites are accessible directly, i.e., ID and password are not required for network or website access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: Chian Chiu Li
  • Patent number: 10373181
    Abstract: Approaches presented herein enable evaluating and displaying feedback for an item distributed to a group of users, e.g., at a collaborative event. Specifically, at least one approach includes receiving the item (e.g., a topic, idea, product) from a first user, and distributing the item to the group of users, wherein the group of users is located within an identified geographic proximity to the first user. An assigned value (e.g., demand quantified though buy/sell data) is then received for the item from one or more users of the group of users, and displayed to the first user via a mobile device, along with a real-time location of each user of the group of users. In one approach, each user's mobile device displays a geographic distance from other users at the collaborative event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Phaedra Boinodiris, David P. Stowell
  • Patent number: 10373173
    Abstract: Relevant content is prepared and selected for delivery to a member of a network based, in part, on prior online activities of the other members of the network, and the closeness of the member's relationship with the other members of the network. The relevant content may be an online ad, and is selected from a number of candidate online ads based on click-through rates of groups that are predefined with respect to the member and with respect to certain attributes. An online ad's revenue-generating potential may be considered in the selection process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey B. Winner, Nicholas Galbreath
  • Patent number: 10366349
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a system that facilitates use of a question-and-answer system. During operation, the system determines a business value of a question submitted by a first user to the question-and-answer system. Next, the system prioritizes answering of the question by a second user in the question-and-answer system based on the business value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: INTUIT INC.
    Inventors: Igor A. Podgorny, Fedor N. Dzegilenko, Martha J. Fiske, Jason A. Greschler, Floyd J. Morgan
  • Patent number: 10366629
    Abstract: Displaying steps of a solution to a problem is provided. A tutorial application determines the solution and generates a card-based UI that presents solution steps on numbered cards sized to accommodate the step. One step is displayed as the focused step at a time. Steps are displayed in a step-by-step or an all-steps mode. In the step-by-step mode, navigation to a next or previous step is enabled via a selection of a next step control and a previous step control, respectively. The next/previous step controls are displayed in static positions, allowing the user to tap through steps by tapping in a single spot. In the all-steps mode, a portion of the next step is visible to indicate that there is another step below the focused step. Scrolling is enabled for allowing the user to navigate to a desired step. A mode selector is provided for enabling switching between viewing modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Lasifu Ta, Lisa Carolyn Cherian, Mina Spasić
  • Patent number: 10360579
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for facilitating collaboration amongst individuals working on a coordinated campaign toward certain goals. In furtherance of these goals, the individual team members use technical resources provided by specialized tools, which are also sometimes referred to as applications or products. As the campaign progresses, these applications generate a large volume of data, some of which may be useful to teams other than those which were originally responsible for producing the data. In certain embodiments a campaign manager platform is used to facilitate data sharing and collaboration amongst the various teams that comprise a campaign. In such embodiments the individual team members interact not only with the applications specifically adapted for their team, but also with the campaign manager, which provides a medium for exchanging data and ideas with other teams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Znerold, Paul Marcus A. Dennert, Daniel Walsh
  • Patent number: 10360226
    Abstract: Aspects of this disclosure generally are related to significant systems and methods of processing qualitative, comment-style, responses provided by a population, and for corresponding production of significant visualizations configured to efficiently facilitate insight into population characteristics and matters important to the population. According to some embodiments, qualitative, or open-ended, comment-style responses are assigned priority values by participants. Based at least on an analysis of these priority values, groups of participants, qualitative responses, or both, are identified, according to some embodiments. In some embodiments, a significant visualization is generated that visually presents the groups at least in part via clusters of visual representations of participants, qualitative responses, or both based at least on results of the analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: FULCRUM MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS LTD.
    Inventors: Natalie Sara Michelson, Mark John Jeffery, David Anthony MacLeod
  • Patent number: 10353673
    Abstract: A particular organization may undertake a plurality of different privacy campaigns, processing activities, etc. that involve the collection and storage of personal data. The system may be configured to collect customer satisfaction data, for example: (1) as part of a data subject access request submission form; (2) when providing one or more results of a data subject access request to the data subject; or (3) at any other suitable time. The customer satisfaction data may be collected in the form of a suitable survey, free-form response questionnaire, etc. (e.g., thumbs up vs. thumbs down, etc.). Additionally, by integrating a feedback survey with the data subject access request process, the system may increase a number of consumers that provide responses to the feedback survey. In particular embodiments, the system is configured to require the requestor to respond to the feedback survey prior to submitting the data subject access request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: OneTrust, LLC
    Inventors: Kabir A. Barday, Jason L. Sabourin, Jonathan Blake Brannon, Mihir S. Karanjkar, Kevin Jones
  • Patent number: 10349233
    Abstract: An electronic communications method includes receiving, by an electronic communications platform, a request to create an electronic communications event. The electronic communications platform is electronically operating within a client device. The electronic communications method also includes requesting, by the electronic communications platform, content associated with the electronic communications event. The electronic communications method also receiving, by the electronic communications platform, the content, wherein the content includes a photo, a title, text, and a time limit for interacting with the electronic communications event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: CHALLENGE STAR LLC
    Inventors: Jed P Royer, Michael Moshe Pollak