Electronic Negotiation Patents (Class 705/80)
  • Patent number: 10841377
    Abstract: A method comprising: storing, in a database, a list of geographical regions in which the party consents to their data being stored; receiving a request to store data of the party, wherein at least one of the data has a region-restriction that restricts the regions in which that data can be stored; determining, based on a respective region-restriction of a respective one of the data, in which of the list of regions the respective data can be stored; storing the data, wherein each respective data is stored in at least one respective storage centre associated with one of the regions according to the determination; storing, in the database, a list comprising a pointer to each respective stored data, wherein the pointer identifies the respective storage centre; receiving a request to retrieve a respective stored data; and using the pointer to route the request to the respective storage centre.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Tor Kreutzer, Jan-Ove Almli Karlberg, Shamika Ruklan Jayasundara, Øystein Fledsberg, Øystein Torbjørnsen, Åge Andre Kvalnes, Helge Grenager Solheim
  • Patent number: 10838855
    Abstract: This storage system has one or more non-volatile memory devices and a processor unit that comprises one or more processors connected to the one or more non-volatile memory devices. At least a portion of the non-volatile memory of each of the one or more non-volatile memory devices comprises a user area, which is a storage area to which data is written, and an update area, which is a storage area to which update data for the original data is written. The processor unit changes the user capacity, namely the capacity of the user area, of each of the one or more non-volatile memory devices on the basis of at least one of one or more resource usage rates of the one or more non-volatile memory devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Naoya Machida, Shigeo Homma
  • Patent number: 10834079
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention provide a negotiative chat bot that executes a back-end security process to resolve a status of a suspicious input as safe or unsafe; creates conversational chat bot messages that request content subject matter in response that are different from content of the suspicious request or chat bot message responses from the identified user; and generate and present conversational chat bot messages that present created conversational chat bot message content in a style that matches a preferred conversational style of the identified user. Aspects iteratively repeating presenting conversational chat bot messages requesting subject matter content different from subsequent conversational chat bot message responses in the style that matches the preferred conversational style, until determining that the suspicious input status is resolved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Craig M. Trim, Aaron Baughman, Gandhi Sivakumar, Sreekanth Ramakrishna Iyer
  • Patent number: 10826799
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are an apparatus and method for providing a cloud service based on cloud service brokerage. The method includes receiving, by a cloud service broker, a first request for a cloud service from a cloud service client, wherein the cloud service broker is connected with the multiple cloud-computing systems; providing, by the cloud service broker, a cloud service brokerage based on cloud services of the cloud-computing systems, wherein the cloud service brokerage enables the cloud service complying with the first request to be provided to the cloud service client; and monitoring, by the cloud service broker, a service level of the cloud service during provision of the cloud service and controlling, by the cloud service broker, the cloud service such that the service level satisfies conditions of the first request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventors: Seok-Ho Son, Myeong-Hoon Oh, Dong-Jae Kang, Byoung-Seob Kim, Song-Woo Sok, Byeong-Thaek Oh, Young-Woo Jung, Hyun-Hwa Choi
  • Patent number: 10824120
    Abstract: Using data from various sources, clustering or other unsupervised learning determines a relationship of the data to performance. Meta data or business data different than building automation data is used to diagnose building automation. Relationships of building automation to the meta or business data are determined with clustering or other case-based reasoning. For multiple building situations, clustering with or without the meta data identifies poor performing buildings, equipment, automation control, or enterprise function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Industry, Inc.
    Inventor: Osman Ahmed
  • Patent number: 10810608
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for determining API pricing. Consumption parameters are identified using a supervised learning model. The API consumption parameters refer to any parameters that can be used to describe an API (functionality or otherwise) and can be used to compare other comparable APIs in similar domains provided by other providers. Furthermore, reference pricing is determined using machine learning using the identified API consumption parameters. Additionally, the API price is determined dynamically using the identified API consumption parameters and the determined reference pricing. An API pricing score is then derived for the API price using the supervised learning model. The API price is selected as the suggested price for the API in response to the API pricing score exceeding a threshold value. In this manner, an API price is established that reflects the true value of the API assessed by the API consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporatior
    Inventors: Harish Bharti, Amol Dhondse, Abhay Patra, Anand Pikle, Rajesh Kumar Saxena
  • Patent number: 10809085
    Abstract: Systems and methods for identifying available charging stations (e.g., charging stations available to be used by an electric vehicle) and/or determining travel routes for electric vehicles are described. In some embodiments, the systems and methods receive a request to find an available charging station, determine a state of charge for an electric vehicle associated with the request, identifies one or more available charging stations located within a suitable distance to the electric vehicle, the suitable distance based on the determined state of the charge for the electric vehicle, and present information to the electric vehicle, or an associated mobile device, that indicates the identified charging stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: RECARGO, INC.
    Inventors: Forrest North, Lucas Manfield, Armen Petrosian, Nick Wild
  • Patent number: 10810666
    Abstract: Versatile Financial Mechanisms and Transactions Generators and Interfaces (VFMTGI) involve the creation of effective apparatuses, methods, and systems for solutions to create and/or leg complex versatile financial mechanisms. The VFMTGI facilitates user removal of significant transactional risk exposure as the methods, systems and apparatuses facilitate user data entry into spreads that represent alternative futures. Aspects of an implementation of the VFMTGI facilitate investor execution and completion of multiple financial transactions, simultaneously, as a single transaction. The methods, systems and apparatuses facilitates simplification of complex transactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: HYBRIDARTS LLC
    Inventor: Charles Cottle
  • Patent number: 10812627
    Abstract: An application server provides an application or set of applications to one or more client devices. One or more users of the client devices interact with the applications to perform a business process. Data is stored on one or more of the client devices that tracks user interactions with the application. The data is transmitted from the client devices to the application server for analysis. Data from multiple client devices is correlated to enable analysis of a complex business process. As a result of the analysis, bottlenecks may be identified based on a particular process step taking a long time to complete or receiving repeated re-entry of data. The solution is automated and scalable, allowing for analysis of an entire business process landscape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Gregor Berg, Andre Niklas Wenz, Bernhard Hoeppner, Frank Feinbube, Florian Moritz, Florian Haupt
  • Patent number: 10803451
    Abstract: A system (2000-3300, 4200-4300) and method (100, 3900, 4300) are provided for modeling and interpreting a modeled digital asset and its evolution with respect to the rights of a plurality of parties, the method comprising: executing an await function (1200, 4320) instance no more than once using one of at least one choice defined therein for disposition of the digital asset with respect to the rights of at least one of the plurality of parties, said await function instance incorporated upon the consent of the affected parties to fulfil a configured function instance associated with the at least one choice; executing an agree function (1300, 3900) instance that requires the consent of at least one of the plurality of parties to execute; and storing (4100, 4370) the results of the executed function instances in an append-only ledger (4000, 4312-4314).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Digital Asset Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Vincent Peikert, Ratko Veprek, Johan Sjodin, James Litsios, Alexander Bernauer, Darko Pilav, Robin Krom, Simon Meier, Shaul Kfir
  • Patent number: 10803020
    Abstract: A method, article of manufacture, and apparatus for deduplicating data on a distributed file system is discussed. Metadata requests are made to an object store to determine whether the store already contains a data object. If the object store does contain the data object, a commit request is sent to a metadata server. If the object store does not contain the data object, the data object is transmitted to the object store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventors: Rajiv Desai, Nathan E Rosenblum
  • Patent number: 10778693
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a data processing system comprises: one or more processors; one or more non-transitory computer-readable storage media storing sequences of instructions which, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the processor to perform: in a local data service, receiving a request for processing data; identifying one or more local policies applicable to the request; based, at least in part, on the one or more local policies, determining whether the request may be processed locally; in response to determining that the request may not be processed locally, transmitting the request to one or more remote brokers to cause the one or more remote brokers to determine a remote data service configured to process the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Ravi Akireddy, Robert S. Estes
  • Patent number: 10769700
    Abstract: A method implemented in a computer infrastructure having computer executable code tangibly embodied on a computer readable medium being operable to provide a shopping cart for a shopper, and segment items in the shopping cart based on the carbon footprint associated with each item. Additionally, the method may include displaying substitute or complementary items in the shopping cart for selection by the user to reduce total carbon values, and awarding carbon certificates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventors: Rick A. Hamilton, II, Ruthie D. Lyle, Paul A. Moskowitz, Clifford A. Pickover
  • Patent number: 10771421
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed to facilitate information exchange using publish-subscribe with blockchain. An example apparatus includes a broker including a processor and a distributed ledger module. The example distributed ledger module stores a message to be relayed by the broker from a publisher to a subscriber. The example processor is to at least compute, triggered by receipt of the message by the broker, a proof-of-work (PoW) function. The example processor is to at least verify the computation of the PoW function. The example processor is to at least transmit, upon verifying the computation of the PoW function, the message to the subscriber. The example processor is to at least process feedback received by the broker to update the PoW function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ned M. Smith, Michael Nolan, Davide Carboni
  • Patent number: 10754973
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for a secured cloud storage system. An embodiment operates by receiving a compressed file comprising data that has been compressed using a compression algorithm. The compressed data is divided into a plurality of separate files. A password for each of the separate files is determined. Each of the separate files is encrypted with its corresponding password. The encrypted files are stored across a plurality of servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Alexander Ocher, Viktor Lapitski
  • Patent number: 10755275
    Abstract: This disclosure describes techniques for intelligent payment capture in mixed fulfillment transactions. For example, the techniques described herein may include generating a purchase ticket associated with multiple items in a mixed fulfillment transaction. The purchase ticket may facilitate conducting a mixed fulfillment transaction in which a payment instrument is authorized for the cost of the multiple items in the mixed fulfillment transaction, with partial payment captures being made as items are fulfilled without requiring additional authorizations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Square, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Jen, Gillian May Lian Wee, Taylor Caswell Cascino, Grace Huey Chen, Benjamin Hartard
  • Patent number: 10755323
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a payment service are disclosed. In some embodiments, a merchant can enable customer use of the payment service by adding widget code to a web page, such as a catalog or shopping cart page, of the merchant's site. Thereafter, a user can invoke the payment service and complete a purchase transaction directly from the merchant site, without navigating or being redirected to a separate payment service site. In some embodiments, the user can complete the transaction without having or creating an account with the payment service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Vinay Kuruvila
  • Patent number: 10740844
    Abstract: In some examples, a system or method of implementing a smart contract on a blockchain can involve receiving an indication of a portfolio of assets, an amount from a buyer to invest in the portfolio, a number of assets in the portfolio that is based on exchange rates and the amount to invest, and a confirmation from the buyer of the number of assets. The system or method can involve calculating a cost of the portfolio to yield a contract, receiving the amount and excess collateral from the buyer as a buyer acceptance of the contract, and an entity acceptance of the contract including an entity amount. The system or method can involve receiving, at the smart contract, a request from the buyer to close the contract, and settling the contract via the smart contract at a current value of the portfolio based on pricing data from a valuation entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: ShapeShift AG
    Inventors: Adam Stradling, Erik Voorhees
  • Patent number: 10740806
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products are disclosed for correlating tip amounts to merchant ratings. In a generalized method, a merchant tip amount may be entered via a user interface. Based upon the merchant tip amount, the system then determines a corresponding merchant rating. Accordingly, merchant ratings and tips are seamlessly integrated with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Matthias Patrick Rosch, Thomas Fletcher, Anton Voitovych
  • Patent number: 10733639
    Abstract: To increase the efficiency of a used vehicle data processing process while still tailoring to an individual user's unique specifications on a used vehicle, at least some pre-calculations are performed by a backend process before a request for data for a specified vehicle is received through a web site or a web server on the Internet. A user can be presented with an interface where the user can make a variety of determinations. After the user requests data on a specific vehicle configuration, a frontend process handles user-provided data in conjunction with the data calculated in the backend process to ensure that the results are better tailored to the user's specific vehicle attributes. The results can include pricing data such as a trade-in price, a list price, an expected sale price or range of sale prices, market low sale price, market average sale price, market high sale price, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: TrueCar, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Swinson, Isaac Lemon Laughlin, Meghashyam Grama Ramanuja, Mikhail Semeniuk, Xingchu Liu
  • Patent number: 10733666
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and articles of manufacture are provided for defining a privacy zone between an asset platform and an offering platform within a network. A request is received from a customer for an offering to be deployed in association with an asset hosted on the asset platform. The offering has back-end offering logic and front-end offering logic that is operatively configured to collect and transfer a data element associated with the asset to the back-end offering logic. A privacy policy associated with the offering is identified. The front-end offering logic is deployed to the asset platform such that the front-end offering logic is operatively configured to communicate with the asset. A data element collection filter is then generated between the front-end offering logic and the back-end offering logic to control the transfer and the access of the data element in accordance with the privacy policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Sun Microsystems Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Wookey, Michael J. Gionfriddo
  • Patent number: 10713741
    Abstract: A method and system for negotiating discount offers and generating discount coupons over a network. The method includes establishing an offer channel for secure communication between one or more users and a plurality of businesses over a network. The method also includes permitting the businesses to publish offers. Further, the method includes issuing a private identity and a public identity to the users of the channel, wherein the private identity is a unique and secure identifier to the user profile and the public identity is a public locator to the users profile as a short Uniform Resource Locator. Furthermore, the method includes allowing the users to interact and negotiate with the businesses for a suitable coupon offer. Moreover, the method includes transmitting the offer and offer entitlement corresponding to the public identity of the user, redemption center and to the business.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventor: Ashwin Ambekar
  • Patent number: 10708637
    Abstract: The systems and methods described herein optimize the retrieval of missed content by playing back cached content to enable tuners with limited capacity to retrieve the missed content. A content presentation system may receive, with a tuner, a transmission of content comprising media content and advertisements. The content presentation system may cache the advertisements. The content presentation system may determine whether an interruption during the transmission resulted in a missed portion of content and, in response, determine whether an advertisement upcoming at a time period in the transmission of content is cached. If the upcoming advertisement is cached, the content presentation system may play back the cached advertisement at the time period and release the tuner previously receiving the transmission of content to retrieve the missed portion of the content during the time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Madhusudhan Srinivasan, Piar Chand, Labhala Gowtham, Durga Prasad Pulicharla, Aditya Rautray, Deviprasad Punja
  • Patent number: 10691762
    Abstract: A method of outputting a recommended item implemented by a computer, the method includes: obtaining information on a search item selected by a user when the user searches for an item on an item search screen; storing the information on the search item obtained in the obtaining in a storage unit that stores information on a search item that a plurality of users have selected in the past with respect to each user; identifying a similar user to the user by referring to the storage unit; and outputting information on an item that the similar user has referred to in the past to the user as information on a recommended item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Tatsuya Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10691643
    Abstract: A system and method for deduplication of a file in a communication message are presented. An attached file of a communication message may be determined to exist in a cloud storage system. A link may be sent to a communication client for accessing an identical file on the cloud storage system of the attached file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi Araki, Hiroyuki Miyoshi
  • Patent number: 10664754
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus generates multiple combinations of sensor data inputted to a machine learning apparatus, inputs the combinations of sensor data to the machine learning apparatus, and generates a recognizer corresponding to each of the combinations of sensor data. Further, the performance of the recognizers is evaluated in accordance with expected performance required for the recognizers, and the combinations of sensor data corresponding to the recognizers satisfying the expected performance are outputted. Thus, the rates of contribution of two or more pieces of sensor data inputted to the machine learning apparatus are evaluated, and the configuration of sensors is optimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Fanuc Corporation
    Inventor: Takefumi Gotou
  • Patent number: 10664774
    Abstract: A carpool system is a system in which a vehicle that can autonomously travel on a predetermined route or a route based on a request of each of a plurality of users is used communally by the plurality of users. The carpool system includes a riding condition setting unit configured to set an attribute of each of the plurality of users as a riding condition for the users, and an attribute determination unit configured to, when the user rides the vehicle or reserves the vehicle for riding, determine whether the attribute of the user satisfies the riding condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takaichi Sano, Seiichi Yamamoto, Miyuki Shimota, Atsushi Nishi, Makoto Yuzawa, Keiichi Iguchi
  • Patent number: 10649953
    Abstract: A latest block associated with a blockchain is received at a blockchain node device, where the blockchain node device includes a first storage system and a second storage system, and where the second storage system is interconnected with the first storage system. The latest block is stored at the blockchain node device and in the first storage system. Whether a migration trigger event for block data stored in the first storage system is detected determining by the blockchain node device. The block data stored in the first storage system and exists prior to a migration reference time is migrated to the second storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Xinying Yang, Shifeng Wang
  • Patent number: 10647425
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to a client-facing application for interacting with a transport service that transports items via unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). An example graphic interface may allow a user to order items to specific delivery areas associated with their larger delivery location, and may dynamically provide status updates and other functionality during the process of fulfilling an aerial vehicle transport request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Wing Aviation LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Lesser, Michael Bauerly, May Cheng, Rue Song
  • Patent number: 10635642
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, apparatuses and techniques for replicating data between different cloud computing platforms. Examples include storage replicator components operable in different cloud computing platforms. The first storage replicator component may identify the second cloud computing platform as a location to copy a data file in response to an event related to the data file stored in a first cloud computing platform. The first storage replicator component may request a copy of the data file via an application programming interface of the first cloud computing platform. The attributes of the copy of the data file which involve modification to conform to data management conventions of the second cloud computing platform may be determined and modified to comply with conventions of the second cloud computing platform. The modified copy of the data file may be forwarded to the second cloud computing platform for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Haggerty, Steven Long, Deepa Rao, Eric Henry, Yuting Zhou
  • Patent number: 10628795
    Abstract: An accomplishment aggregation and review computing device configured for enabling articulation, aggregation, and peer review of accomplishments reported by people is provided. Additionally, a method and a computer-readable storage medium having computer-executable instructions embodied thereon for enabling articulation, aggregation, and peer review of accomplishments reported by people are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventor: Mayank Prabhakar
  • Patent number: 10628744
    Abstract: Some aspects of this specification describe the use of Boolean algebra for patent claim mapping and analysis. In some instances, characteristics of a collection of technologies are represented as binary variables, and each of the technologies has a respective subset of the characteristics. The collection of technologies is represented as a collection of binary functions, and each binary function includes a respective subset of the binary variables. A patent claim is generated based on inverting the binary functions according to Boolean algebra.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jim B. Surjaatmadja, James Douglas Funkhouser
  • Patent number: 10607219
    Abstract: A computing apparatus includes: a portal configured to present a privacy control panel to receive input from a user to create a privacy policy; a data warehouse configured to store the privacy policy in connection with account information of the user; and a transaction handler configured to provide a privacy indicator, in accordance with the privacy policy stored in the data warehouse, in an authorization response for a transaction made using the account information of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventor: Peter Ciurea
  • Patent number: 10607304
    Abstract: Systems and methods for dynamic transportation resource arbitrage (DTRA) may include configuring a server to dynamically manage the use of transportation resources. The server may identify, analyze, organize, and/or package available transportation resources (e.g., segments of roadways in a geographical area, etc.) as granular vehicular occupancy opportunity (VOO) elements/units that each identify an amount of a resource that is offered for allocation and use to travelers. The granular VOO elements/units may be well-defined, discrete, standardized, combinable, and/or fungible information structures or units that are suitable for comparison and/or mutual substitution. The server computing device may combine the granular VOOs to cover a specific corridor (e.g., an area that encompasses ten miles of the left lane of a highway, etc.), and dynamically offer a vehicle the right to access and use the transportation resources identified by a combination of VOOs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Arpent, LLC
    Inventors: Clint Smith, Samuel Smith, Declan Ganley
  • Patent number: 10567474
    Abstract: Telecommunication network management operations are performed based on accessing network management data (NMD) files via GUIs and general purpose computers including a network management system (NMS) server, and automatic routines for transferring binary NMD files between the general purpose computers and remote network elements (NEs) being managed. A system user produces configuration files at the NMS server for NEs using a network management GUI, and the hardware of NEs automatically complete the network management operations indicated by the NMD files transferred to them from the NMS server and produce their status files to the NMS server. The network management GUI displays network status based on the latest NE status files at the NMS server. This provides direct, binary file transfer based NMS communication that avoids the complexity and restrictions of intermediate messaging protocols or transaction languages and conversions thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Optimum Communications Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Henrik Sandstrom
  • Patent number: 10545987
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer readable storage mediums for replicating data to the cloud. A first dataset is replicated from a first storage subsystem to the cloud, with only the changes made to the first dataset since a previous replication event being replicated to the cloud. Additionally, the data may be deduplicated and compressed before being replicated from the first storage subsystem to the cloud. In some cases, the first dataset may be replicated to the cloud in a stream format which is not directly usable and then, at a later point in time, loaded onto a second storage subsystem from the cloud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Pure Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Borowiec, Ethan L. Miller, Steve Hodgson, Andrew R. Bernat, Ganesh Ramanarayanan, Malcolm Sharpe, Alan S. Driscoll
  • Patent number: 10546356
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method for facilitating a transaction between two or more parties. An electronic document is received at a processing device. Each portion of the received electronic document is identified and designated as one of a read-only portion, a read-only portion containing one or more editable fields, a selectable portion or any combination thereof. The received electronic document is converted into an application or embeddable frame based on the designated portions for a first party using the processing device. The application or embeddable frame creates a completed electronic agreement that is legally binding on at least a second party when executed by the second party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Inventors: Ronald Fremont Twining, Omar Besim Hakim
  • Patent number: 10515395
    Abstract: In some embodiments, methods and systems are provided that provide for delivering products to customers while analyzing and satisfying product-associated and/or delivery location-associated restrictions. The delivery attempt of the products is commenced after the product-associated restrictions are determined to be satisfied. The delivery of the product or products to the customer or an authorized person is authorized after the delivery location-associated restrictions are determined to be satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew B. Millhouse, Timothy J. Burleson, John S. Meredith
  • Patent number: 10503354
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system for controlling mobile information output by using multi-access icons according to the embodiment of the present invention, which is a system in which a primary exposure effect through visual recognition is obtained by outputting multi-access icons including specific company names or product names in a predetermined portion of a search box, and a variety of event information including discount information or payment information on the companies or products may be conveniently exposed or a mobile page of the companies or products may be output when directly clicking the multi-access icons or clicking a search button, such that information in different paths may be easily output, and a method therefor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignees: TW Mobile Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Se-yong Lee, Kyo-sik Hong, Hyun-Joo Jeon
  • Patent number: 10504050
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and storage media for managing electronic activity driven targets are disclosed. Example implementations may: maintain a plurality of node profiles; select, for a first node profile, using one or more field-value pairs of the first node profile, an endpoint profile generated using electronic activities of second node profiles including one or more field-value pairs that match the one or more field-value pairs of the first node profile, the endpoint profile specifying electronic activity driven targets that can be tracked by parsing electronic activities corresponding to the first node profile; store in one or more data structures, an association between the first node profile and the endpoint profile specifying the electronic activity driven targets; parse a plurality of electronic activities corresponding to the first node profile; and update a metric relating to the electronic activity driven targets responsive to parsing the second plurality of electronic activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: PEOPLE.AI, INC.
    Inventors: Oleg Rogynskyy, Wei Hai, Kavita Shah
  • Patent number: 10497030
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for enhancing a blind URL escrow with real-time bidding exchanges are provided. In some embodiments, the method comprises: receiving, using a hardware processor, a URL associated with an advertisement placement from a seller; generating a rating for the URL received from the seller; determining metadata based on the URL and a domain name associated with the seller; generating an anonymous label corresponding to the URL that includes the generated rating and the determined metadata; transmitting the anonymous label to a real-time bidding exchange; and causing a verification beacon to be inserted into an advertisement to be displayed in the advertisement placement in response to a buyer purchasing an opportunity to place an advertisement in the advertisement placement using the anonymous label through the real-time bidding exchange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Integral Ad Science, Inc.
    Inventor: Izzet Agoren
  • Patent number: 10497016
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method and electronic system are provided in which payment information is exchanged between a buyer and seller. A user interface is provided that facilitates seller selection of an identified payment date and amount for early payment. The system operates on the seller selections to identify invoices that may be discounted based on seller selections and offers the discount to the buyer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventors: Xuan McRae, Duc Lam, Matthew Roland
  • Patent number: 10489841
    Abstract: The optimization of fulfillment option benefits is described. In one example, selected offers for items are assembled for a transaction. A fulfillment option benefit, such as a delivery or shipping benefit, is identified for a first one of the items. A system determines whether an offer for a second one of the items contributes to qualification for the same fulfillment option benefit. When the offer for the second item does not contribute, the system searches for any other second item offers that do contribute to qualification for the benefit. If multiple other offers are found, the system ranks the other offers to identify a preferred other offer for the second item. The system then calculates a difference between the originally-selected offer and the preferred offer for the second item and generates a qualification contribution notification that highlights the preferred other offer as contributing to the fulfillment option benefit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventors: Kenneth Ryan Ogborn, Amy Elizabeth Baxter, Uri Leshno, Nicholas Richard Wilson
  • Patent number: 10482467
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for blocking charges from a merchant to a payment account of a user. An exemplary system may include one or more memory devices storing instructions and one or more processors configured to execute the instructions to perform various operations. The operations may include receiving, from the user, a dispute request to dispute a charge to the payment account applied by the merchant. In response to the dispute request, the operations may include determining whether to block subsequent charges applied by the merchant to the payment account, based on a history of charging activities of the merchant. Responsive to a determination to block subsequent charges, the operations may include adding the merchant to a block-charge list associated with the payment account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Samitt, Zeel Maharshi Jha, Colleen Kerr, Henry Feer Joyce, Joshua M. Wilbur, John William Schmidt, Krystle Voss, Riken Shah
  • Patent number: 10476766
    Abstract: Technologies are disclosed herein for selecting and configuring metrics to monitor. The metrics available for monitoring are associated with computing resources provided by a service provider network. Instead of requiring a customer to manually determine the metrics that may be monitored, the service provider network may dynamically determine the metrics available for monitoring based on the infrastructure specified by the customer to execute in the service provider network. In this way, customers may not only select metrics related to the health of the computing devices (physical or virtual), the customer may also select metrics related to the software applications executing on the computing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Sebastien Alexandre Roland Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 10467308
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments illustrate methods and systems for processing social media data for content recommendation to a user. The method includes extracting a set of entity data from the social media data of the user. The method further includes extracting semantic data of each entity data in the extracted set of entity data from one or more knowledge databases over a communication network. The method further includes generating a user-interest vector of the user. The user-interest vector of the user is generated based on at least a mapping of the extracted semantic data of each entity data with one or more leaf nodes in an interest taxonomy. The generated user-interest vector is further utilized for recommending targeted content to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventors: Palghat S Ramesh, Arvind Agarwal, Veerasundaravel Thirugnanasundaram, Saurabh Kataria, Ion Ho
  • Patent number: 10467644
    Abstract: A system and method for operating a bundle-type checkout system incorporating subscription tiers, comprising a subscription manager that assigns subscription tiers to merchants, an offer manager that receives price offers from consumers and analyzes offers to compute bundle offers, a threshold calculator that calculates price discount thresholds and compares price discount values to offer values, and a discount optimization manager that calculates price discounts and determines acceptability of price offers, and a system and method for weighted discount distribution among subscription tiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventors: James Mead, Pennie Mead, Gustavo Manuel Damil Marin
  • Patent number: 10467666
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for tracking user access to an advertisement and user transactions with an electronic commerce computer associated with the advertisement. In accordance with one aspect of the disclosed technology, a transaction tracking computer associates an identifier with each access (e.g., click) of an advertisement. Transactions that occur at the electronic commerce computer that are related to the advertisement will be reported to the transaction tracking server together with the identifier. In one embodiment, if the reported transaction is a duplicate of a previously reported transaction, then the reported transaction is determined to be invalid. In one embodiment, if the reported transaction occurs more than a predetermined amount of time after the time the identifier was initially generated, then the reported transaction will also be determined to be invalid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventors: Jonathan Levine, Matthew Syrett, Steven Silverstein, Nathan Bryant, Shaochen Fan
  • Patent number: 10460359
    Abstract: Methods and systems for arranging hyperlinks on a graphical user-interface (GUI) of a computerized system include receiving, via the GUI, a user selection to display a plurality of hyperlinks, the hyperlinks corresponding to one or more nodes of a first set. The methods and systems further include determining, by a processor, a rank of each hyperlink in the plurality of hyperlinks. Determining a rank includes constructing a first bipartite graph between the one or more nodes of the first set and one or more nodes of a second set, the first set and the second set being mutually exclusive, wherein edges of the first bipartite graph are weighted according to a first criterium and constructing a second bipartite graph between the one or more nodes of the first set and the one or more nodes of the second set, wherein edges of the second bipartite graph are weighted according to a second criterium, different from the first criterium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Coupang, Corp.
    Inventor: Xiaojun Huang
  • Patent number: 10437777
    Abstract: Embodiments presented herein provide techniques for enforcing a document retention policy that uses defensible disposal processes. According to one embodiment, a records management system identifies a set of records in a container that is scheduled for deletion on a specified date according to a retention policy. The records management system generates one or more reports listing the records and information associated with the records. The records management system performs a deletion workflow to remove the records listed in the report.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald L. Rathgeber, Jeffrey L. Wallace, Li Zhou