Intuit Patent Grants

Display device with transfer animation for a user interface

Granted: January 10, 2017
Patent Number: D776131

Categorizing financial transactions based on business preferences

Granted: January 10, 2017
Patent Number: 9542710
During operation of a system, a financial transaction of an individual is associated with one or more predefined categories based on scores that indicate the likelihood of association. For example, a given predefined category may include a merchant name (such as the name of a potential counterparty in the financial transaction) and/or an attribute associated with one or more merchants. The score for a given predefined category may be determined based on financial-transaction preferences…

Method and system for generating unique content based on business entity information received from a user

Granted: January 3, 2017
Patent Number: 9535892
A method is provided for generating unique content using information received from a user. The method includes receiving, from a user, data. The data includes restrictions for content and information associated with a business entity. Further, the method includes analyzing the data to identify a subject matter of the content. The method also includes obtaining a content template that corresponds with the subject matter. The content template comprises a block of text with a plurality of…

Context-aware glossaries for data sets

Granted: December 27, 2016
Patent Number: 9530228
The disclosed embodiments provide a system that processes data. During operation, the system obtains a data set and metadata corresponding to a data model. Next, the system displays, within a user interface, a visualization of the data model to a user independently of a domain of the data set. The system then uses the metadata to provide a glossary of terms related to the data model in the user interface without requiring configuration of the glossary for use with the data model.

Method and system for correlating self-reporting virtual asset data with external events to generate an external event identification database

Granted: December 6, 2016
Patent Number: 9516044
A method and system for correlating patterns of operating virtual assets with external events includes receiving an identification of one of the external events, from one or more electronic sources, and receiving first patterns from one or more first virtual assets, according to one embodiment. The method and system include populating a database with the first patterns and the identification of the one of the external events to map the one of the external events to the first patterns,…

Method and system for dynamic and comprehensive vulnerability management

Granted: December 6, 2016
Patent Number: 9516064
One or more relevant scanners used to identify asset vulnerabilities are identified, obtained, and logically arranged for deployment on an asset in accordance with a vulnerability management policy and a scanner deployment policy such that the relevant scanners are deployed at, or before, a determined ideal time to minimize the resources necessary to correct the vulnerabilities, if found. The relevant scanners are then automatically deployed in accordance with the scanner deployment…

Method and system for creating enriched log data

Granted: November 22, 2016
Patent Number: 9501345
Access to first log data from a first log data source and second log data from a second log data source is obtained. Trigger event log data is defined and the second log data from the second log data source is monitored to detect the defined trigger event log data in the second log data. If the defined trigger event log data is detected in the second log data from the second log data source, the detected trigger event log data in the second log data from the second log data source is…

Accessing textsites using text messaging service

Granted: November 15, 2016
Patent Number: 9497601
A method for providing access to content using a global textsite platform (GTP) including receiving a user message identifying a registered unique keyword maintained by the GTP, wherein the registered unique keyword is registered with the GTP by a publisher for accessing a textsite comprising a plurality of text pages published by the publisher and indexed based on a plurality of navigating keywords defined by the publisher, retrieving authored content associated with the textsite based…

Display device with a settings flyout for a graphical user interface

Granted: November 8, 2016
Patent Number: D771091

Multi-site provisioning of resources to software offerings using infrastructure slices

Granted: November 1, 2016
Patent Number: 9483258
The disclosed embodiments provide a system that facilitates the deployment and execution of a software offering. During operation, the system obtains a set of requirements associated with a service definition of the software offering. Next, the system uses the requirements to automatically provision a set of infrastructure slices for use by the software offering without requiring manual configuration of the resources by a user, wherein each of the infrastructure slices includes a set of…

Purchase system using a computing device

Granted: November 1, 2016
Patent Number: 9483783
The invention relates to a method for purchasing a product by a consumer using a computing device. The method includes transmitting product information from a payee to the computing device, obtaining a purchase request for the product from the computing device, wherein the purchase request comprises a security identifier input by the consumer, inferring a consumer identity based on the purchase request and consumer information, authorizing the consumer to access the consumer information…

Method and system for recording a transaction using a dynamic user interface within an application

Granted: November 1, 2016
Patent Number: 9483797
A method for recording a transaction using a Dynamic User Interface (DUI) within an application, including receiving, from a user of the application, the transaction relating to a customer of the user; receiving a request to generate a form for the transaction; generating, based on the request to generate the form, the form containing a customer list and a form element; receiving a request to generate the DUI; generating, based on the request to generate the DUI, the DUI adjacent to the…

Optimized web application user experience

Granted: October 25, 2016
Patent Number: 9477648
A method, system, and computer readable medium to iteratively determine and deliver optimal experience of a web application running on multiple servers for the Internet. For example the multiple servers may be behind a single virtual Internet Protocol (IP) Address in a server farm. A candidate of the optimal webpage configuration is separately determined by each server of the server farm independent of each other. At recurring synchronization time points, the outcome of interest…

Method and apparatus for authorizing a software product to be used on a computer system

Granted: October 18, 2016
Patent Number: 9471756
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for authorizing a software product to be used on a computer system. During operation, the system receives authorization information at a database from a point of sale system located at a retailer, wherein the authorization information is associated with the software product. The system then modifies a database entry associated with the software product to authorize use of the software product.

Character recognition using images at different angles

Granted: October 18, 2016
Patent Number: 9471833
During this information-extraction technique, a user of the electronic device may be instructed by an application executed by the electronic device (such as a software application) to point an imaging sensor, which is integrated into the electronic device, at a location on a document. For example, the user may be instructed to point a cellular-telephone camera at a field on an invoice. After providing the instruction and before the user activates an image-activation mechanism associated…

Secure mobile payment authorization

Granted: October 18, 2016
Patent Number: 9471921
A method to authorize a mobile payment for a transaction. The method includes receiving a facial image of a consumer who requests the mobile payment for the transaction using account information stored in a mobile device of the consumer, wherein the facial image is provided by a point-of-sale (POS) device while initiating the transaction on behalf of the consumer, receiving a verified facial image of an account holder, comparing the facial image of the consumer and the verified facial…

Method and system for providing a virtual asset perimeter

Granted: October 18, 2016
Patent Number: 9473481
A system and method provides a virtual perimeter by maintaining a data structure for identifying a first plurality of assets, according to one embodiment. The system and method provides services to a second of the first plurality of assets, at least partially based on identifiers for the first plurality of assets and at least partially based on a first role assigned to a first of the first plurality of assets, according to one embodiment. The system and method include admitting one of a…