Intuit Patent Grants

Display device with a settings flyout for a graphical user interface

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: D794668

Methods, systems, and articles of manufacture for rendering internet contents on different displays of mobile devices

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: 9734136
Mechanisms for natively rendering and optimizing Internet contents on different displays of mobile communication devices receive screen description for a webpage from a server supporting a Web server hosting a software application and prepare and transmit an inquiry to multiple painters to inquire whether these painters have native capability and functionality to paint a single screen for optimal viewing experiences on displays of mobile communication devices having different sizes or…

Methods systems and computer program products for verifying consumer identity during transaction

Granted: August 8, 2017
Patent Number: 9727866
Computerized methods, systems and computer program products for determining how an identity of a consumer can be verified during a transaction involving the consumer and a merchant. Embodiments access and analyze data of an account the consumer has with an online social network to derive a challenge question response options. The social-network based challenge question and response options are presented to the consumer, and the consumer's selection of certain response options is used to…

Methods, systems, and articles of manufacture for implementing an antecedent, location-based budget alert to a user

Granted: August 8, 2017
Patent Number: 9727910
Location-based notification to a user before the user engages in a transaction at a location. Embodiments determine a location of a store at which the user is in or near by using positioning data received at a mobile communication device and determines a potential transaction amount for the user at the store and generates budget data based at least in part on a budget goal identified from a local memory of the mobile communication device or received from a remotely hosted financial…

Image acquisition using a level-indication icon

Granted: August 1, 2017
Patent Number: 9721177
During an information-extraction technique, visual suitability indicators may be displayed to a user of the electronic device to assist the user in acquiring an image of a document that is suitable for subsequent extraction of textual information. For example, an imaging application executed by the electronic device may display, in a window associated with the imaging application, a visual suitability indicator of a tilt orientation of the electronic device relative to a plane of the…

Unauthenticated access to artifacts in commerce networks

Granted: August 1, 2017
Patent Number: 9722982
The disclosed embodiments provide a system that facilitates business interaction. During operation, the system identifies a non-registered entity associated with an interaction within a commerce network. Next, the system enables, for the non-registered entity, access to an artifact associated with the interaction without requiring authentication of the non-registered entity.

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…