Intuit Patent Grants

Method and system for generating a modified website

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9710436
A method including receiving a website text item of the website, where the website text item is categorized by a text category and a website element category, identifying, multiple text items of multiple websites relating to multiple businesses in an industry, searching the multiple text items using the website element category to identify multiple comparable text items, parsing the website text item to generate multiple keywords, searching the multiple comparable text items using the…

Methods, systems, and computer program products for secure input and reception of sensitive user data

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9710657
A computer-implemented method for securely receiving user data includes a computer associating a marker with a sensitive data field in a form. The method also includes the computer using the marker to facilitate secure entry of user data corresponding to the sensitive data field. The method further includes the computer entering the user data in the sensitive data field in the form. The marker is configured to refer to the sensitive data field without revealing additional information…

Methods, systems, and articles of manufacture for analyzing social media with trained intelligent systems to enhance direct marketing opportunities

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9710829
Disclosed are methods, systems, and articles of manufactures for analyzing user generated content items in social media networks with trained intelligent systems to create or enhance direct marketing opportunities. The method or the system monitors user generated content items in social media networks and identifies a relevant user generated content item that may be materialized into a direct marketing opportunity. The method or system further performs language processing on the relevant…

Methods systems and computer program products for managing access to customer data

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9712678
Controlling access to customer data. A customer service agent is provided with indirect access to customer data through an intermediate computer such that it is not necessary for the customer service agent to ask questions about the received customer data or receive such data from the customer directly. Secure data access can be used to validate customers and streamline customer interaction and discussions with customer service agents since many questions a customer service agent may ask…

Method and system for providing a secure secrets proxy and distributing secrets

Granted: June 20, 2017
Patent Number: 9684791
A secure secrets proxy is instantiated in a first computing environment and includes secure secrets proxy authentication data for identifying itself to a secrets distribution management system in a second computing environment as a trusted virtual asset to receive and cache secrets data in a secure secrets cache outside the second computing environment. A virtual asset requests one or more secrets, triggering a process to authenticate the requesting virtual asset, gathering authorized…

Method and system for virtual asset assisted extrusion and intrusion detection and threat scoring in a cloud computing environment

Granted: June 20, 2017
Patent Number: 9686301
An analysis trigger monitoring system is provided in one or more virtual assets. One or more analysis trigger parameters, including security threat patterns, are defined and analysis trigger data is generated. The one or more analysis trigger monitoring systems are used to monitor at least a portion of the message traffic sent to, or sent from, the one or more virtual assets to detect any message including one or more of the one or more analysis trigger parameters. Any detected message…

Dynamic user experience workflow

Granted: June 13, 2017
Patent Number: 9678936
A method for organizing an application workflow for users that may transmit, to a user device, a first content for a first field of multiple fields. The method may receive, in response to transmitting the first content and from the user device, user data for the first field. The method may obtain a dynamic set of fields selected from the fields, where a portion of the fields are excluded from the dynamic set of fields based on the user data. The method may select, according to a priority…

Systems, methods and articles for providing personalized web content based on portable personas

Granted: May 30, 2017
Patent Number: 9665889
Systems, methods and articles of manufacture for delivering website content to an internet user which is personalized to the user based on a persona associated with the user. A persona database system accesses personal and financial data for the user from any suitable source, such as from a tax return of the user or personal finance management application or even a questionnaire. The persona database system matches the user's data to a persona for the user from a predetermined, discrete…

Method and system for linking social media systems and financial management systems to provide social group-based marketing programs

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: 9659306
Marketing program data associated with a social group-based marketing program offered by a merchant is obtained. Access to social group identification data identifying two or more socially connected consumers and their respective financial data is obtained and analyzed to identify two or more spending and socially connected consumers. Two or more marketing program eligible spending and socially connected consumers who meet defined marketing program eligibility criteria are then…

Method and apparatus for filtering undesirable content based on anti-tags

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: 9660947
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that facilitates filtering undesirable content based on anti-tags. During operation, the system receives items of content. Next, the system receives an anti-tag, wherein an anti-tag describes content that a user has elected not to receive. The system then analyzes the items of content to identify one-or-more undesirable items of content that satisfy the anti-tag. Next, the system filters the one-or-more undesirable items of…

Dynamic sample paycheck

Granted: May 9, 2017
Patent Number: 9646287
A method to generate a sample paycheck includes receiving, by a computer processor and from a user, a reduced portion of employee setup data prior to receiving a remainder portion of the employee setup data, where the reduced portion of employee setup data comprises at least partial employee payroll information, inputting the reduced portion of employee setup data into a payroll software application, dynamically generating, by the computer processor and prior to receiving the remainder…

Handsfree point-of-sale

Granted: May 9, 2017
Patent Number: 9646295
A system for performing a point-of-sale (POS) transaction. The system includes a POS device configured to receive an item order input specifying an item that is listed in a pre-determined inventory list of a merchant, receive a hands-free confirmation that the item is to be purchased by a customer, and prompt, in response to the hands-free confirmation, the customer to select a payment method, and a wearable device worn by the merchant and configured to obtain the hands-free confirmation…

Emotion recognition to match support agents with customers

Granted: May 9, 2017
Patent Number: 9648171
An application infers emotional states of support agents from facial recognition data collected from support calls processed by the support agents. The application determines an outcome of each of the support calls based on feedback indicating user experience with the support agents. The application correlates outcomes of the support calls based on different topics with the emotional states. Upon receiving a request to initiate a support call, the application predicts, from the…

Method and system for providing a net effect platform for developing and correcting screen scraping parser scripts

Granted: May 2, 2017
Patent Number: 9639507
Individuals using a data management system are provided the capability to make corrections to default values presented in a simulation of at least part of a webpage including default data indicating the layout of the webpage, and/or one or more identified data fields determined by heuristic analysis and/or from data collected from other individuals/users. These contributing individual corrections are then transformed into contributing individual originated parser scripts associated with…

Systems and methods for tax data capture and use

Granted: May 2, 2017
Patent Number: 9639900
A computer-implemented method of acquiring tax data for use in tax preparation application includes acquiring an image of at least one document containing tax data therein with an imaging device. A computer extracts one or more features from the acquired image of the at least one document and compares the extracted one or more features to a database containing a plurality of different tax forms. The database may include a textual database and/or geometric database. The computer…

Financial management system categorization utilizing image or video acquired with mobile communication device

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9633385
Systems, methods and computer program products for item categorization. A mobile communication device such as a smartphone is utilized by a consumer to acquire an image or video of a barcode or other machine readable indicia associated with an item. The image or video is processed to identify read or scan the barcode to determine corresponding numerical data or a code, which is used to identify the specific item selected by the consumer for purchase from a merchant. The identified…

Method and apparatus for using augmented reality for business graphics

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9633476
One embodiment provides a system for using Augmented Reality (AR) to facilitate displaying business graphics. The system receives at a computer system a video stream including an image of a marker, the marker being a physical object that is manipulated by the user and is recognizable by the computer system. The system recognizes the marker and receives from the user a selection of a business graphic. Next, the system renders the business graphic over the image of the marker in the video…

Adaptive geolocation of users to facilitate use of geofences

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9635500
The disclosed embodiments provide a system that facilitates geolocation of a user. The system includes a server and an electronic device. First, the server receives a location of the user from an electronic device of the user and determines a window around the location. Next, the server transmits the window and one or more geofences within the window to the electronic device. The electronic device then obtains one or more precision buffers associated with one or more levels of accuracy…

Streamlined data entry based on data relationships

Granted: April 4, 2017
Patent Number: 9613105
During a data-entry technique, a subset of desired information is determined based on an attribute of the user (such as an identifier). For example, the subset of the information may be associated with at least a field in a document, and the remainder of the information may be associated with at least a second field. This second field may be: empty, related to the subset of the information, and/or redundant with the subset of the information. Using the determined subset of the…

Method and system for public and private template sharing

Granted: April 4, 2017
Patent Number: 9613380
A method for sharing templates for use with a financial management application (FMA) includes receiving, from each of multiple financial professionals, a company profile including a chart of accounts for a business operating within a commercial industry and at a geographic location, generating profile templates including, for each profile, a template including the commercial industry, the geographic location, and a redacted chart of accounts of the profile, receiving, from each of the…