Price Or Cost Determination Based On Market Factor Patents (Class 705/7.35)
  • Patent number: 11488212
    Abstract: A server apparatus and the like that improve operation efficiency of a marketplace for trading products are provided. The server apparatus includes a communication interface, and a controller configured to transmit and receive information to and from another apparatus via the communication interface. The controller calculates a time required until sale of a product at a display position based on a temporal change in captured images of the display position where the product is displayed until the product is sold, determines an exhibition fee for the display position based on the time required, informs a terminal apparatus of an exhibitor of the exhibition fee, and urges the exhibitor to exhibit the product for sale at the display position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryosuke Kobayashi, Ayana Takeshita, Naoki Yamamuro, Takuya Maekawa, Yugo Sakurai
  • Patent number: 11481711
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and machine readable media are provided for modifying capacity for new facilities. A user selects a retail facility for having a capacity modification and selects a new capacity for the retail facility. The user submits the request for the new capacity for the retail facility. The user confirms the request for a new capacity for the retail facility and forwards the request for a new capacity for the retail facility to a capacity scheduling tool to produce a revised capacity schedule for the retail facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Ryan Hodges, Christopher Wade Spencer
  • Patent number: 11386368
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for the optimal matching of teachers to students using machine learning models and analysis engines (MLMAEs). In an embodiment, historical and biographical teacher and student data is collected through a data ingestion layer. As the data is ingested, a process is spawned that automatically builds MLMAEs using a plurality of algorithms. The MLMAEs are automatically tested for accuracy, and the MLMAE with the highest level of accuracy is promoted as the winner. Students enter information through a user interface to request optimal teachers for a subject area, and this information is run against the winning MLMAE which returns a list of optimal teachers. Also provided are techniques for teachers to enter their availability, techniques for MLMAE creators to seamlessly test prospective new MLMAEs, and techniques for teachers to understand why they are not matches for specific segments of students and to receive associated professional development resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Inventor: John Schneider
  • Patent number: 11373197
    Abstract: A historical-data module may retrieve historical prices and/or sales numbers for products at a presently-relevant, historical reference time and at other times in an interval encompassing the reference time. A comparison module may generate relative price values and/or sales-number values by comparing prices and/or sales numbers at the reference time to those at other times in the interval for various products. A selection module may select a subset of products with a favorable weighted combination of relative price values and/or sales-number values for a product report presented over a communication network, potentially with a graph of historical prices for the products. Information about a viewer of the product report may further tailor the report. Viewer information may include signals of product interest identified in social-networking posts by natural language processing, viewer search and/or purchase data, the viewer's relations in a social graph of a social networking platform, and/or geo-targeting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventor: Arun Prasad Nagarathinam
  • Patent number: 11341520
    Abstract: Systems for determining a price of goods, reducing food waste, optimizing markdowns for the goods, and controlling prices of the goods in a retail setting are described. A scanner scans a readable identification tag affixed to a good during a time period. A pricing engine of at least one server queries, dynamically and in real-time, a database to identify, from the readable identification tag, the good and the information associated with the good. The pricing engine then applies algorithms to the identified good to calculate a price of the good and modify the calculated price of the good during the time period to optimize a target function. The optimization of the target function depends on price-calculation factors associated with a shelf-state of the good and associated with a future stock of the good. At least one calculated price based on the expiration date of the good is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: WASTELESS LTD
    Inventors: Oded Omer, Ben Biron, Yossi Regev
  • Patent number: 11328329
    Abstract: Directed to methods and systems for automated fee generation through the use of machine learning for telecommunications projects. Exemplary implementations may: receive, by a sales support microservice in communication with a trained model running on a server, a plurality of attributes; and feed the plurality of attributes to the trained model. The trained model can retrieve historical data regarding fee prices, identify similar historical projects based on final fee prices and historical attributes of the respective projects, and refine a correlation between historical attributes and fee prices, which can be used in the generation of a fee price to provision a telecommunications project as a result of those attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: James Roberts, Masum C. Muttalib
  • Patent number: 11294731
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for performing a joint simulation for satisfying multiple different coexisting commitments to allocate digital resources. In one aspect, a method includes accessing logged data for prior allocations of digital resources, where the logged data includes at least one property associated with respective allocations of the digital resources. Different allocations of the digital resources included in the logged data are assigned to different ones of the multiple different commitments. For each commitment to allocate digital resources, an expected required resource amount that results in the commitment being allocated at least a specified minimum resource based on the allocations of digital resources of the logged data that were assigned to the multiple different commitments is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: James Giles, Nitish J. Korula, Martin Blais, Michael Sobin, Son Ba Nguyen, Yan Xiong
  • Patent number: 11288698
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for generating intelligent offers with base prices are provided. In one embodiment, a promotion generator receives a current product base price, and also receives or calculates a remaining promotional program budget, a remaining promotional program duration, and a minimum discounted price for the product using the current product base price and any available previous base price data for the promoted product, creating or updating a predictive model of future product base prices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: EVERSIGHT, INC.
    Inventors: Jamie Rapperport, Michael Montero, David Moran
  • Patent number: 11288691
    Abstract: In general, the embodiments described herein provide systems and methods for evaluating and selecting a pricing markdown solution. Specifically, these systems and methods evaluate a relatively small subset of potential markdown solutions using an objective function to determine a financial impact metric for those markdown solutions. From that relatively small subset, the systems and methods then utilize Gaussian Process Modeling to generate an estimation function of the financial impact metrics. This estimation function can then be used with a directed search to select new potential markdown solutions for evaluation, and results of those evaluations used to update the estimation function. This process is continued iteratively until an optimized markdown solution for the financial impact metric is identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventors: Jeffrey Moore, Daniel Marthaler, Geoff Hutton, Noberto Silva
  • Patent number: 11276688
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first-conductivity-type substrate and a second-conductivity-type epitaxial layer having a first dopant concentration. A first substrate region includes a second-conductivity-type buried layer and is enclosed by a first deep isolation structure. Within the first substrate region are a first doped region having the second conductivity type and a dopant concentration greater than the first dopant concentration and a second doped region having the first conductivity type. A second substrate region includes a first-conductivity-type buried layer and is enclosed by a second deep isolation structure. Within the second substrate region is a third doped region having the second conductivity type and a dopant concentration greater than the first dopant concentration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Vrashank Gurudatta Shukla, Mark Benjamin Welty, Lifang Lou
  • Patent number: 11276074
    Abstract: An online system identifies an opportunity to present content to a viewing user and sends candidate content items eligible for presentation to the viewing user for display to a client device associated with the viewing user. The online system computes an estimated value associated with presenting a candidate content item to the viewing user based at least in part on a bid amount associated with the candidate content item and communicates the value to a content-providing user associated with the candidate content item. Based on information received from the client device describing the placement of one or more candidate content items within a feed of content items presented to the viewing user, the online system calculates a detrimental effect of presenting the candidate content item on user engagement with the online system by the viewing user and computes an adjusted value associated with its presentation based on the detrimental effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Meta Platforms, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicolas Emilio Stier Moses, Dominic Coey, Okke Joost Schrijvers, Eric Michael Sodomka, Christopher Albert Wilkens
  • Patent number: 11263460
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products are disclosed that include receiving, at a schema translator in communication with a master device, a video feed from a client device. The video feed may be relayed to the master device to allow a substantially simultaneous display of the video feed at the master device. A snapshot from a frame in the video feed may be acquired. An object in the snapshot may be identified during the video feed by a machine learning model and added to a list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: YEMBO, INC.
    Inventors: Zachary David Rattner, Tiana Marie Hayden, Noel Marie Murphy Kennebeck
  • Patent number: 11238482
    Abstract: Methods and systems for generating an optimal clearance schedule for inventory items in a retail enterprise. A method includes accessing historical sales data for a plurality of inventory items in a department of a retailer. A selection of an item is received and a set of possible discount schedules for the item are generated. Each schedule includes a set of prices and a price duration. A forecasting tool provides a sales performance of the item based on the historical sales data. An optimal clearance schedule is selected from the possible discount schedules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: TARGET BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: James Gaynor, Luyen Le, Saibal Bhattacharya, Brian Wongchaowart, Hamidreza Badri, Elif Tokar-Erdemir, Xiao Pu
  • Patent number: 11228507
    Abstract: A method comprises configuring a service as a collection of subservices on network devices of a network, and decomposing a definition of the service into a subservice dependency graph that indicates the subservices and dependencies between the subservices that implement the service. The method further comprises, based on the subservice dependency graph, configuring a subservice among the subservices to record and report a subservice metric as an indicator of subservice performance. The method further comprises determining a rate at which to obtain values of the subservice metric from the subservice, determining a confidence interval for the values of the subservice metric, and obtaining the values of the subservice metric from the subservice at the rate, to produce values for monitoring the subservice. The method also includes determining whether at least one of the values for monitoring the subservice is within the confidence interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph M. Clarke, Benoit Claise, Eric Vyncke, Carlos M. Pignataro
  • Patent number: 11223206
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure relate to methods and systems for modeling, controlling and computer-platform implementation of a Synthetic Reserve Provisioning System (SRPS) needed to aggregate and integrate small devices closer to consumers, referred to as Distributed Energy Resources (DERs). This know-how is based on data-driven physics-based modeling and it supports the dispatch and scheduling of DERs so that they can participate in system level provision of electricity service. An SRPS generally comprises multiple levels of consumer aggregators (Synthetic Reserve Provisioning (SRP) modules) which interact by exchanging well-defined information about provable consumer characteristics and their own loading and pricing conditions. Three different SRPS designs are described. They differ with respect to implementation requirements for communications, control, technical and economic risks assumed by different SRP modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Marija D. Ilic, Rupamathi Jaddivada
  • Patent number: 11221366
    Abstract: Methods and software for electrochemical energy storage management including operation, planning, and valuation. The decision objective for operation is to maximize the total/remaining life-cycle benefit of electrochemical energy storage, subject to degradation and other operational constraints. The operational decisions are both short term and long term, to address the intertemporal trade-offs brought by degradation issues. Two metrics are proposed for operational and planning decisions respectively: marginal benefit of usage and average benefit of usage. A sample algorithm is provided to solve the multi-timescale optimization problem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Carnegie Mellon University
    Inventors: Jay Whitacre, Guannan He
  • Patent number: 11188959
    Abstract: An offer specifying a physical product, a physical location, a time limit, and an upper limit of instances of the physical product is configured. An optimal item exhaustion rate corresponding to the offer is determined. An expected conversion rate corresponding to the offer and an expected customer travel time corresponding to the offer are forecasted for a registered customer. The registered customer is computed as a prospective customer. Using the optimal item exhaustion rate and the expected customer travel time, an offer time corresponding to the prospective customer and the offer is selected to allow the prospective customer to arrive at the physical location at a time consistent with the optimal exhaustion rate, the time being before the time limit and before a number of sold instances of the physical product exceeds the upper limit. The offer is transmitted at the offer time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Munish Goyal, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 11165885
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a routing method and device. The method includes: receiving an access request from a user, wherein the access request points to a page, obtaining user attribute information of the user based on the access request, determining, based on at least a part of the user attribute information and according to a preset rule, a server cluster, wherein the server cluster is configured to provide a service on the page for the user, and routing the access request to the server cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LIMITED
    Inventors: Dongbai Guo, Yanchao Li, Yu Chen, Zhi Sang, Tingming Zou, Kai Wen, Qianqian Wu, Zhiwei Zhou
  • Patent number: 11145011
    Abstract: This power sale timing optimum control system is provided with a communication unit, a demand prediction unit, a supply prediction unit, and a timing determination unit. The communication unit acquires the amount of power stored in each of multiple power storage devices. The demand prediction unit predicts a total amount of demand on power in a utility customer group. On the basis of the acquired amount of stored power, the supply prediction unit predicts the total amount of suppliable power that can be supplied in the utility customer group. The timing determination unit determines a power sale timing on the basis of the predicted total amount of demand and the predicted total amount of suppliable power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Takayuki Eda, Kazuki Kasai, Hiroshi Imai, Hiromasa Takatsuka, Fumiji Aita
  • Patent number: 11120457
    Abstract: A contact management suppression rules system is described. A centralized enterprise database stores suppression rules of an enterprise, where each suppression rule includes logic to prevent communication of marketing content to contacts satisfying parameters of the respective suppression rule. A suppression rules manager causes display of a real-time listing of the suppression rules in a graphical user interface displayed by at least one enterprise device, and receives, from the at least one enterprise device, a modification request to modify a parameter of a suppression rule. The modification request is initiated based on user input to the graphical user interface. The suppression rules stored in the centralized enterprise database are updated with the modified parameter of the suppression rule. Distribution of marketing content for a marketing campaign is controlled by preventing communication of the marketing content to contacts based on the updated suppression rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Rina Sharma, Harminder Saini, Warren Weilun Lee
  • Patent number: 11107136
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method according to one embodiment includes receiving prices from a remote site, e.g., a headquarter location; and sending the prices to a plurality of locations, e.g., store locations, with an instruction to output the prices on displays of display units. A computer-implemented method according to another embodiment includes receiving prices from a remote site, e.g., a headquarter location; and instructing display units at a location to output the prices on displays thereof. A computer-implemented method according to one embodiment includes receiving product information by scanning products to generate a check out list for automatic checkout using stored customer financial information. A computer implemented method according to one embodiment includes receiving bundled promotional offers from vendors for products based on buying behaviors captured by a mobile application running on a mobile device of a user; and displaying promotional offer on the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventors: Brian Conville, Dermot P. Mee
  • Patent number: 11100517
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods associated with preserving authentication under item change are disclosed herein. In embodiments, acquiring digital image data of an image of at least a portion of a target physical object; extracting features from the image data to form a digital fingerprint; querying the database system to seek a matching record based on the digital fingerprint; based on an amount of difference between the digital fingerprint and a stored digital fingerprint of the database, update the database system to output a new indication of a new match to the physical object for any new samples that are not matchable to the stored digital fingerprint within a first predetermined similarity threshold provided the new samples are matchable to the digital fingerprint within a second predetermined similarity threshold. Other embodiments may be disclosed or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Alitheon, Inc.
    Inventors: David Justin Ross, Justin Lynn Withrow, Scot E. Land, David Keesu Kim, Mark Tocci, Robert Saxon Ross
  • Patent number: 11062237
    Abstract: A method and a system for maximizing share-ride bookings in a geographical area in a ride-sharing system are provided. Historical share-ride demands for the geographical area are estimated. A time period is segmented into time intervals such that each time interval has an equal count of the estimated historical share-ride demands. A conversion rate and a gross merchandise value (GMV) per unit of distance are determined for a first time interval at a check point of a second time interval. Error signals are generated at the check point based on deviations in the conversion rate and the GMV per unit of distance with respect to a defined conversion rate and a defined GMV per unit of distance, respectively. A share-ride fare in the second time interval is controlled based on the error signals to maximize the share-ride bookings during the second time interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: ANI TECHNOLOGIES PRIVATE LIMITED
    Inventors: Rajesh Kumar Singh, Shailesh Kumar, Kunal Sachdeva
  • Patent number: 11049157
    Abstract: A system transfers money to a recipient's payment card account, without requiring an additional payment card or without acquiring a recipient's payment card or account information. A recipient registers a payment account with a service provider. A system receives an identification, generated from an entity such as a business or a person, of the recipient and information associated with an electronic notice to be transmitted to a device associated with the recipient. The system transmits the notice (advertisement or offer) to the device, the notice being associated with the recipient payment account and being transmitted prior to the recipient buying product or service associated with the notice using the recipient payment account. The notice can be associated with a network merchant category or network merchant ID for managing a gift credit identified in the notice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: GIFTYA LLC
    Inventors: Thomas M. Isaacson, Ryan C. Durham, Jason Wolfe, Patrick Ledbetter, Adam Ludwig
  • Patent number: 11038810
    Abstract: A method by a count database node monitors content of subscriber accounts processed by an online charging system in a communication network for user equipment nodes. The method includes receiving by the count database node a plurality of data records. Each data record contains a subscriber identifier and an attribute to be provisioned for the subscriber. For each of the data records, the data record is sorted for storage in database structures maintained by the count database node based on the attribute of the data record. The method further includes determining a count value based on a number of the data records stored in the database structures maintained by the count database node containing an attribute defined by a query received by the count database node, and providing the count value from the count database node to another node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventor: Kiran Jadhav
  • Patent number: 11017487
    Abstract: A technique for assessing property condition is provided that determines property condition for an individual property of interest using primary property records specific to the property of interest (e.g., construction records) and secondary property information (weather in the surrounding geographic area, neighborhood characteristics). In certain embodiments, where a primary property record is missing or incomplete, the secondary property information may be used to extrapolate the missing information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Joseph Campbell, Ryan Day Goree, Carlos Valenzuela
  • Patent number: 11017457
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a local server and a cloud server. The cloud server includes the following. A receiver receives input of temporary input data. A transmitter transmits the temporary input data based on a transmitting request from the local server. The local server includes the following. A monitoring unit monitors whether the temporary input data is received in the cloud server. A transmitting request unit requests the temporary input data when the monitoring unit determines that the temporary input data is received. A receiver receives the temporary input data. A reflecting unit reflects the temporary input data on a data input form. A registering unit registers data input on the data input form in a database of the local server when data input on the data input form is finished.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Yoshida
  • Patent number: 11010798
    Abstract: The disclosed technology improves the process of generating recommended prices for retail products by optimizing revenue and profit while complying with a set of business rules by assigning a monetary value to each business rule. Then for each decision price that violates a business rule constraint, a penalty value is added to the monetary value. If the monetary value including the penalty is better than an original monetary value, the decision price is included in the recommended prices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Clear Demand, Inc.
    Inventor: Adam N. Rosenberg
  • Patent number: 11010772
    Abstract: Sales Forecasting using Browsing Ratios and Browsing Durations is described. In one or more implementations, browsing ratios representative of how much users visited webpages associated with a product or service, and browsing durations representing how much time users spent visiting the webpages associated with the product or service are determined. Based on the determined browsing ratios and browsing durations, a sales forecast of the product or service can be accurately determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Jinyoung Yeo, Nedim Lipka, Eunyee Koh
  • Patent number: 10922771
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method and a computer-based system for detecting, profiling and benchmarking Intellectual Property (IP) law professional liability risks and professional liability insurance risks and value associated with IP prosecution and maintenance processes for IP business entities, including IP law firms and independent IP professionals. The method and system enable an insurance firm to accurately quantify professional liability risk of a new or existing IP business client and to mitigate such risks. The method involves accessing and collecting transaction data indicative of risk-reducing and risk-increasing behavior of an IP business entity from a National IP Office in a chosen jurisdiction and sending the transaction data to a back-end computer system for processing and analysis. The transaction data may be collected from the USPTO PAIR system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventor: Bayo Odutola
  • Patent number: 10818108
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for vehicle management. The systems may perform the methods to obtain information associated with a vehicle in a first time period; determine an income value associated with the vehicle in a second time period based on the information associated with the vehicle; determine a cost value associated with the vehicle in the second time period based on the income value and the information associated with the vehicle; and generate a recommendation as to whether to discard the vehicle based on the income value and the cost value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: BEIJING DIDI INFINITY TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yu Wang, Min Li, Rui Guo, Zhou Ye, Duokun Zhang
  • Patent number: 10778768
    Abstract: Provided are a method and an apparatus for optimizing cloud storage services. A method of optimizing cloud storage services includes registering a plurality of cloud storage services; acquiring information associated with the plurality of cloud storage services; performing optimization based on the acquired information; and generating a virtual storage that combines the plurality of cloud storage services through the optimization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Suwook Ha, Kangchan Lee, Seung Yun Lee, Min Kyo In
  • Patent number: 10764901
    Abstract: A technique is provided for allocating resources in a wireless network that includes one or more macro user devices served by a macro base station associated with a macro cell and a micro base station associated with a small cell that is served by the macro base station, including determining a portion of downlink resources allocated to a self-backhaul link between the macro base station and the micro base station for the small cell, determining that a threshold condition is exceeded with respect to the self-backhaul link for the small cell, and decreasing, based on the determining, the portion of downlink resources allocated to the self-backhaul link for the small cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Richa Gupta, Suresh Kalyanasundaram
  • Patent number: 10673866
    Abstract: Approaches presented herein can provide for end-to-end auditing of cross-account roles. A user associated with a first account might request some degree of access to resources associated with a second account. A role can be assumed by that user that delegates access to those resources, and the user can be issued temporary credentials to obtain the access. In order to provide for full auditing of these cross-account roles, calls that assume a role in one account can be linked to resource-related calls under a different account, which can include a third party account. Information can be obtained from both accounts that can be linked using an identifier provided to each environment as part of the role assumption. The linking can provide a full audit chain from end user to resource access across the separate accounts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Raposa
  • Patent number: 10636053
    Abstract: An online system evaluates the quality of a content publisher displaying sponsored content items. To determine a likelihood of conversion actions associated with the sponsored content items, the online system uses information about users and their interactions with sponsored content items featured within the content publisher against interactions with sponsored content items featured within a benchmark system (e.g., online system). By determining a ratio of these interactions, the online system can determine a likelihood of conversion actions for the content publisher. The online system uses this likelihood of conversions to determine a publisher quality score that it uses to normalize third party value contributions toward placing sponsored content items on the content publisher. Thus, third party systems no longer need to be concerned about the intrinsic value of a given content publisher as third party value contributions are normalized based on the content publisher's conversion rates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Daniel Paul Masson, David McCafferty Lapayowker, Joshua Ryan Williams, Kevin Donald Kelly
  • Patent number: 10636044
    Abstract: Examples of the disclosure project resource demand. In some examples, a first factor that corresponds to a task and/or a resource is identified. The first factor is associated with one or more scenarios. A model associated with the scenarios is generated. The model includes the first factor. The model is used to generate a projection associated with an expected resource demand for a first scenario. The projection is compared with historical data associated with an actual resource demand for the first scenario to determine a variance between the projection and the historical data. Based on the variance, a second factor that does not directly correspond to the task and/or the resource is generated. The second factor is configured to increase an accuracy of the model. Aspects of the disclosure enable the model to be generated, maintained, and/or updated in a calculated and systematic manner for increased performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: ACCENTURE GLOBAL SOLUTIONS LIMITED
    Inventor: Mohitash Dwivedi
  • Patent number: 10560349
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for providing a Policy Enforcement as a Service (PEaaS) are described. A processor may, in response to identification of a suspension of user(s) for one of one or more services, generate a suspension value indicative of the suspension and transmit the suspension value to a corresponding one of third party platforms of the service(s), respectively. The suspension value usable by the corresponding third party platform to determine whether to deny request(s) from the user for the distributed service, or not. A service of the service(s) comprises a distributed service provided by a plurality of hosts. In response to the service corresponding to the suspension including the distributed service, the suspension value may be transmitted to the first host, and the suspension value may be propagated to the one or more second hosts, respectively. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: SALESFORCE.COM, INC.
    Inventors: Colbert Guan, Jigna Bhatt, Thomas Nicholas Valine, Ruofan Zhang, Sampath Tulava
  • Patent number: 10528903
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with generating a price schedule are described. A inventory quantity for the item is allocated amongst a plurality of customer segments based at least on a predicted contribution of each customer segment to the objective function. For each customer segment, based at least on a quantity of inventory allocated to the customer segment, a promotion portion of the price schedule is determined that maximizes the objective function. A quantity of remaining inventory allocated to the plurality of customer segments at the end of the regular season is aggregated. Based at least on the aggregated inventory, a markdown portion of the price schedule for the item is determined that maximizes the objective function. The promotion portion and the markdown portion are combined to create a price schedule for the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Aswin Kannan, Kiran Panchamgam, Su-Ming Wu
  • Patent number: 10515381
    Abstract: An approach for spending allocation, executed by one or more processors to provide one or more monetary output values in response to a request for determining spending allocation in a digital marketing channel, is provided. The approach fits one or more models to train a business environment simulator. The approach generates a supervised learning policy. The approach evolves a supervised learning policy into a distribution estimator policy by adjusting network weights of the supervised learning policy. The approach generates an optimized policy by evolving the distribution estimator policy through interaction with the business environment simulator. The approach determines a profit uplift of the optimized policy by comparing the optimized policy and the supervised learning policy. Further, in response to the optimized policy outperforming the supervised learning policy, the approach deploys the optimized policy in a live environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDS AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Aleksander Beloi, Mohamad Charafeddine, Girish Kathalagiri Somashekariah, Abhishek Mishra, Luis Quintela, Sunil Srinivasa
  • Patent number: 10453026
    Abstract: A system and method for grouping units for forecasting purposes is presented. A sales forecast for a set of stock keeping units (SKUs) is desired. The SKUs are separated into clusters based on the similarity of the SKUs. Then a set of Bayesian multivariate dynamic linear models is chosen to be used to calculate a sales forecast for each of the clusters of SKUs. The accuracy of each dynamic linear model is determined in a training procedure and a set of weights for each dynamic linear model is calculated. Thereafter, the weights can be used with the dynamic linear models to create a weighted average forecast model. The training procedure can be run periodically to maintain the accuracy of the weights. Each procedure can operate on a sliding window of data. Other embodiments are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Shubhankar Ray, Abhay Jha
  • Patent number: 10445844
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method and system for detecting, profiling and benchmarking Intellectual Property (IP) law professional liability risks and professional liability insurance risks and value associated with IP prosecution and maintenance processes for IP business entities, including IP law firms and independent IP professionals. The method and system enable an insurance firm to accurately quantify professional liability risk of a new or existing IP business client and mitigate such risks. The method accesses and collects transaction data indicative of risk-reducing and risk-increasing behavior of an IP business entity from a National IP Office in a chosen jurisdiction (e.g., USPTO PAIR system) and sends the transaction data to a back-end computer system for processing and analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: Bayo Odutola
  • Patent number: 10438261
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed to receive a message from a user device. The message may include metadata that includes data related to one or more specifications of the user device. The method may also determine a sales price for the user device based on the one or more specifications of the user device and create a listing for the user device that includes at least the sales price and at least one of the one or more specifications of the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: EBAY INC.
    Inventor: Lakshmanan Velusamy
  • Patent number: 10423922
    Abstract: System and method for omni-channel retailer operations that integrate a network of brick-and-mortar stores with their online channel. The system and method includes calibrating a demand model for both brick-and-mortar sales and on-line channels over which a product is sold, the calibrating based upon a cross-channel fulfillment-aware inventory effect. An omni-channel sales prediction and fulfillment model is then constructed based on the calibrated demand model. Using constructed linear demand and revenue models, a plan is generated to optimize one or more: allocating of the product across physical stores, partitioning of the product for sales, and pricing of the product. Customer choices are jointly modeled across channels to allow switching, and a ship-from-store (SFS) inventory effect feature only for brick choice is applied to capture asymmetry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Pavithra Harsha, Shivaram Subramanian
  • Patent number: 10423923
    Abstract: A computer implemented method and system of allocating a target commodity product onto an omnichannel distribution system is provided. Historical data related to the target commodity product is retrieved. Data mining is performed on the retrieved historical data to identify patterns therefrom. An omnichannel nominal demand prediction model is developed based on the identified patterns of the data mining for the omnichannel distribution system. A life-cycle demand is forecast. An allocation for the target commodity product based on the omnichannel nominal demand prediction model is created. A worst case scenario of allocation of the target commodity product for the omnichannel distribution system is identified. The allocation is adjusted to prevent the worst case scenario.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Pavithra Harsha, Shivaram Subramanian
  • Patent number: 10346852
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods associated with preserving authentication under item change are disclosed herein. In embodiments, acquiring digital image data of an image of at least a portion of a target physical object; extracting features from the image data to form a digital fingerprint; querying the database system to seek a matching record based on the digital fingerprint; based on an amount of difference between the digital fingerprint and a stored digital fingerprint of the database, update the database system to output a new indication of a new match to the physical object for any new samples that are not matchable to the stored digital fingerprint within a first predetermined similarity threshold provided the new samples are matchable to the digital fingerprint within a second predetermined similarity threshold. Other embodiments may be disclosed or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Alitheon, Inc.
    Inventors: David Justin Ross, Justin Lynn Withrow, Scot E. Land, David Keesu Kim, Mark Tocci, Robert Saxon Ross
  • Patent number: 10282215
    Abstract: A system configuration is partially validated in response to requested changes to the system configuration. First, a reduced set of constraints is identified among a plurality of constraints of the system configuration. The reduced set of constraints place restrictions on attribute values and relations of changed entities to which the requested changes are applied. Each constraint of the reduced set is categorized based on leadership information that indicates an impact that a changed entity has on another entity with respect to the constraint. Each categorized constraint of the reduced set is validated to determine whether to accept, reject or modify the system configuration having the requested changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Azadeh Jahanbanifar, Maria Toeroe, Ferhat Khendek
  • Patent number: 10250612
    Abstract: Approaches presented herein can provide for end-to-end auditing of cross-account roles. A user associated with a first account might request some degree of access to resources associated with a second account. A role can be assumed by that user that delegates access to those resources, and the user can be issued temporary credentials to obtain the access. In order to provide for full auditing of these cross-account roles, calls that assume a role in one account can be linked to resource-related calls under a different account, which can include a third party account. Information can be obtained from both accounts that can be linked using an identifier provided to each environment as part of the role assumption. The linking can provide a full audit chain from end user to resource access across the separate accounts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Raposa
  • Patent number: 10229409
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer-usable medium are disclosed for managing financial transactions by controlling the purchase of allowed and disallowed purchase items. A transaction control card is used to purchase a purchase item. Account information related to the transaction control card and purchase item data related to the purchase item is then processed to determine whether the purchase item is disallowed for purchase by any single, or combination of, disallowed purchase item data parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED SERVICES AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION (USAA)
    Inventors: Reynaldo Medina, III, Arthur Q. Smith, John C. Hopkins, Bradly J. Billman, Teddy Voutour
  • Patent number: 10121127
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for managing a group gift using a system in which a recipient (purchaser of the group gift) and givers have registered payment accounts with the system. The system displays, on a graphical user interface, at least the giver and the recipient to yield a proposed transfer configuration at a first time. A gift or a merchant can also be identified in the interface. Upon receiving a confirmation from at least one of the giver and the receiver of the proposed transfer configuration, the system establishes a money transfer policy that indicates that, upon detecting a qualifying purchase made using the recipient payment account, at least a portion of a transfer amount is applied to the recipient payment account from at least one giver account. The system simplifies the process of a group of people joining together to buy a gift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: GiftYa LLC
    Inventors: Thomas M. Isaacson, Ryan C. Durham, Patrick Ledbetter, Adam Ludwig
  • Patent number: 10102240
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention manage event metrics as a function of service management analytics. In response to determining that a version of record associated with a service level management agreement should be saved (versioned), aspects capture the presence of reference attributes of the record, and summarize and aggregate values of organizing dimensions of the reference attributes of each of a plurality of records that includes the versioned record. Aspects generate a snapshot that comprises a subset of the summarized and aggregated, final values of the organizing dimensions of the reference attributes that are selected as having values that are associated with an event occurrence, and attach the summarized and aggregated values of the organizing dimensions of to the snapshot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Inernational Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Arun Balasubramanyan, Yuntao Liu, Pamela K. Prinz, Mary E. Rudden