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Store workload manager

A method receives store inventory batch updates from a plurality of retail stores and divides each batch update into a stream of smaller messages, each smaller message referring only to a single product and including the identifier for the retail store, the identifier for the product, the quantity of the product on the sales floor of the retail store and the quantity of the product in the backroom of the retail store. The stream of smaller messages are applied to parallel processing such that a plurality of smaller messages can be processed at the same time, the parallel processing of each smaller message determining a quantity of the respective product that must be moved to the sales floor to satisfy at least one restocking rule given the quantities of the product on the sales floor in the smaller message and storing the quantity in a database.. ... Target Brands Inc

Data clustering to reduce database footprint and processing time

In a processing time, a dense graph is received, nodes of the dense graph are clustered using the first parameter to generate a sparse graph, a weight for each edge of the sparse graph is assigned; and the weights are stored in computer memory for use in a run time. In the run time after the processing time, a request for a weight of an edge between two first nodes of the dense graph is received, using a weight stored in computer memory, an approximated weight for the request is found and returned.. ... Target Brands Inc

Stretchable waist with draw chord

A securing mechanism for a waist of a clothing bottom includes a casing that defines a waist circumference. An elastic has first and second ends and is located entirely within the casing. ... Target Brands Inc

Retail website user interface, systems and methods

A web site that presents a user interface that displays images of products to a user. The product images that are displayed are of products that are recently trending or popular as determined by data derived from one or more sources. ... Target Brands Inc

Conducting secure retail transactions using a mobile wallet system

A mobile payment system for a retail environment enables customers to securely use their mobile device to pay for goods purchased at a point-of-sale (pos) system, regardless of whether the mobile device has cellular service or is connected to a network.. . ... Target Brands Inc

Vlc location data applications in a retail setting

A retail merchandising system includes a plurality of gondolas positioned in a retail space, a plurality of visible light communication (vlc) sources positioned in the retail space, and at least one vlc sensor disposed at a fixed location relative to each of the plurality of gondolas. The plurality of vlc sources and the at least one vlc sensor are configured to cooperatively identify a location of the gondolas in the retail space. ... Target Brands Inc

Dynamic assignment of search parameters to search phrases

A computer-implemented method receives a search phrase from a client device and identifies a category of products that was previously assigned to the search phrase, wherein the category of products was previously assigned to the search phrase based on products selected by previous users who entered the search phrase. Search parameters associated with the category are retrieved and are used to control the content of a search result page that is formed in response to the received search phrase. ... Target Brands Inc

Display riser assembly

A display riser assembly includes at least one riser positioned on a back portion of a top surface of a display shelf and at least one paddle mounted to the at least one riser. The at least one riser includes a top panel, a front panel and two side panels located on either ends of the top panel and the front panel. ... Target Brands Inc

Web session security and computational load management

A computer-implemented method includes receiving a request for a webpage together with an identifier for a web session and determining that the web session has expired. Information entered by a user that would have appeared in the webpage before the web session expired is retrieved and at least some of the retrieved information is partially masked in response to the determination that the web session has expired. ... Target Brands Inc

Auto replenishment of consumables for smart devices

An auto replenishment service is in internet communication with a smart device registered with the auto replenishment service and monitors consumption of consumables by the smart device for an account holder. The auto replenishment service receives consumption events and processes the consumption events to automatically request orders for the consumable on behalf of the account holder from a retail fulfillment service over the internet.. ... Target Brands Inc

Network traffic-based throttling of electronic commerce activity

In general, network traffic-based electronic commerce (e-commerce) techniques are described. The techniques may potentially prevent website crashes caused by traffic spikes. ... Target Brands Inc

Breast milk collection system with bag attachment

A breast milk collection system includes a storage bag and at least one coupling member formed separately from the storage bag and defining a first side and a second side. The storage bag includes a storage chamber, a closure strip for selectively closing the storage chamber, two bag flaps each extending away from the closure strip, and two coupling components each coupled to a different one of the two bag flaps. ... Target Brands Inc

Search term prediction

A system and computer-implemented method for predicting a search term of a search are disclosed. The method includes building, by a server, a search prediction dictionary database, the search prediction dictionary database including a plurality of search terms and a plurality of prediction scores corresponding to the plurality of search terms; receiving, by the server, one or more characters from a user device over a network, the one or more characters corresponding to the search; identifying, by the server, one or more predicted search terms based on the one or more characters, the identifying including determining one or more of the plurality of search terms including the one or more characters; and providing, by the server, a search term prediction list including the one or more predicted search terms to the user device for display on a display device of the user device.. ... Target Brands Inc

Computer-implemented method and computer system for online shopping

Computer-implemented methods, computer program products and computer systems for facilitating a customer's online purchase of school supplies listed on one or more generic teacher school supply lists using an online store's website. The computer-implemented methods, computer program products and computer systems provide a user access to select one or more teacher's generic school supply lists from a plethora of generic school supply lists. ... Target Brands Inc

12/21/17 / #20170364941

Dynamic in-store barcode promotions

A computer-implemented method includes receiving a decoded value multiple times from multiple respective devices. The decoded value is formed by decoding an image of a graphic. ... Target Brands Inc

11/30/17 / #20170345088

Attribution rule controls with page content preview

A computer-implemented method includes providing a user interface that allows selection of a product attribute and in the alternative allows selection of a previously defined rule. When a product attribute is selected in the user interface, a rule under construction that describes what products are to appear on a retail webpage is altered based on the selected product attribute. ... Target Brands Inc

11/30/17 / #20170344525

Date-specific webpage versions

A computer-implemented method includes a webpage design server comparing a current date to a start date associated with a version of a webpage and when the current date is after the start date, the webpage design server automatically altering a webpage delivery system so that the version of the webpage is returned by the webpage delivery system when the webpage is requested.. . ... Target Brands Inc

11/23/17 / #20170336945

Display system for smart products

A display system and method of displaying media content on a display screen includes a processor that receives from an input device an indication that one of a plurality of vignettes has been selected. The selected vignette is accessed from a data store. ... Target Brands Inc

11/16/17 / #20170330204

Web server evaluation and improvement system

A method includes displaying a user interface that includes a date range control and a term input area. A date range is received through the date range control and a term is received through the term input area. ... Target Brands Inc

09/21/17 / #20170272917

Method and system for automatically developing a content-based floor map

A system creates a content-based mapping of a physical space based on data received from beacons positioned at various locations in a physical space. Each beacon transmits a unique beacon identifier. ... Target Brands Inc

09/21/17 / #20170272155

Vlc location data applications in a retail setting

A retail merchandising system includes a plurality of gondolas positioned in a retail space, a plurality of visible light communication (vlc) sources positioned in the retail space, and at least one vlc sensor disposed at a fixed location relative to each of the plurality of gondolas. The plurality of vlc sources and the at least one vlc sensor are configured to cooperatively identify a location of the gondolas in the retail space. ... Target Brands Inc

09/21/17 / #20170270599

Retail website user interface, systems, and methods for displaying trending looks

A system including a graphical user interface (gui) displayed on a display device is disclosed. The gui includes a plurality of images displayed on the display device, each image being of a look that is determined to be trending within a previous time period; and each image is displayed as taken by a photographer and posting on a social network.. ... Target Brands Inc

09/21/17 / #20170270539

Retail website user interface, systems, and methods for displaying trending looks by location

A system including a graphical user interface (gui) displayed on a display device is disclosed. The gui includes a plurality of images displayed on the display device, each image being of a look that is determined to be trending within a previous time period; and each image is displayed as taken by a photographer and posting on a social network. ... Target Brands Inc

08/10/17 / #20170228782

Electronic periodical advertisement

An electronic periodical advertisement including a number of time dependent offers is generated, e.g., using a computing device. The offers are organized into a number of modules. ... Target Brands Inc

08/10/17 / #20170228756

Mapping retail offers

A computer-implemented method includes providing at least one user interface to allow a user to select an offer through a computer network, the offer being applicable to more than one product. A request to display a map of a retail store is received and in response the map of the retail store is displayed. ... Target Brands Inc

08/10/17 / #20170228693

Computationally efficient restocking display

A computer-implemented method includes displaying a plurality of fill group identifiers and a map on a user interface. Each fill group identifier represents a separate collection of products that are restocked as a group, and the map has a plurality of flags, each flag indicating the location of a product that needs to be restocked. ... Target Brands Inc

08/03/17 / #20170215603

Display fixture divider

A display fixture divider includes a bottom support plate including a main portion having a front edge, a non-linear back edge, a first side and an opposing second side. The non-linear back edge includes a first section that extends backwardly from a back of the first side and intersects with a second section that extends backwardly from a back of the second side. ... Target Brands Inc

07/20/17 / #20170206583

Resorting product suggestions for a user interface

A computer-implemented method includes generating a first list of products to recommend to a user. The following steps are then repeated: removing a first product from the first list and placing the first product in a second list wherein the order of the products in the second list determines the order that products appear on a user interface; and comparing each remaining product in the first list to the product placed on the second list and moving products that are similar to the product placed on the second list further down in the first list. ... Target Brands Inc

07/20/17 / #20170206582

Generating a user interface for recommending products

A computer-implemented method includes determining a similarity score for a product by determining a similarity between a product vector for a product and a user vector for a user, determining a recency score for the product based on a date the product was made available at a retailer, and determining collaborative filtering score for the product based on the likelihood that people who bought another product would also buy the product. The similarity score, the recency score and the collaborative filtering score are combined to generate a total score for the product. ... Target Brands Inc

07/20/17 / #20170206581

Product vector for product recommendation

A computer-implemented method includes accessing web page content for a product, the web page content comprising text tokens for at least two different fields of a web page that is displayed to convey information about the product. Respective weights of each field of the web page are retrieved and are used with the text tokens of each field to generate a product vector, where each unique text token provides a dimension of the product vector and the weights are used to provide a weight for each dimension. ... Target Brands Inc

07/13/17 / #20170196377

Multi-functional display assembly

A multi-functional display assembly includes a base tray secured to a display shelf and having a front, a back, a right side, a left side, a bottom, an open top and a height. At least one product plate assembly is positioned within the base tray and has a recess for holding a sample product. ... Target Brands Inc

07/06/17 / #20170193115

Query classifier

A computer-implemented method for processing a query is disclosed. The method includes receiving, by a server, a query from a user device over a network, the query including one or more keywords; classifying, by the server, the query into one or more categories based on the one or more keywords of the query; determining, by the server, a confidence indicator associated with each of the one or more categories from the classifying; and modifying the query to boost the one or more categories when the confidence indicator associated with the one or more categories for one or more of the keywords of the query is greater than or equal to a confidence level threshold.. ... Target Brands Inc

06/22/17 / #20170177212

Game-like navigation for a mobile device

Systems and methods for navigation on a mobile device are disclosed. The method includes displaying, on a display of a mobile device, a user interface, the user interface including a game piece virtually movable across the display of the mobile device and a target that can virtually receive the game piece; detecting a physical motion of the mobile device; causing the game piece to virtually move across the display of the mobile device in response to detecting the physical motion; and causing an action on the mobile device in response to the game piece being virtually received by the target.. ... Target Brands Inc

06/22/17 / #20170174406

Product hang card for retail display

A packaged mobile device accessory includes a mobile device accessory and a hang card. The mobile device accessory includes a back wall, a top wall, at least two opposing sidewalls, and first and second flanges. ... Target Brands Inc

05/18/17 / #20170140357

Computer resource management for manufacturer and retailer offers

A method includes receiving information representing a first offer made by a manufacturer, wherein the first offer is related to a product. Information representing a second offer made by a retailer is also received, wherein the second offer is also related to the product. ... Target Brands Inc

05/18/17 / #20170140314

Planogram resetting using augmented reality in a retail environment

Augmented reality may be used to facilitate a planogram (pog) reset in a retail environment. The system may include a location benchmark positioned adjacent a retail display, and a display generator located relative to the location benchmark. ... Target Brands Inc

05/11/17 / #20170132957

Graphic display assembly

A graphic display assembly includes a base having a top surface, a bottom surface and a plurality of spaced-apart holes extending through the base between the top surface and the bottom surface. A pillar extends from the top surface of the base and has at least one elongated channel. ... Target Brands Inc

04/27/17 / #20170115854

Accessible user interface for application with moving items

A method for facilitating browsing of an accessible user interface is disclosed. The method includes, providing an application for a user device, the user device having an input and a display, the application permitting a user to select an object selection area associated with a moving item using the input of the device; receiving an indication of the object selection area from the user device; identifying the moving item associated with the object selection area; generating a non-visual feedback to the user; and providing the user interface for display on the user device.. ... Target Brands Inc

04/13/17 / #20170103685

Shelf label holder

A main body of a label holder is made of an opaque material and includes a main panel having a top end, a bottom end and a plurality of bends that define the main panel into a plurality of sections. The sections include a first substantially vertical section having a front facing surface that is spaced behind a front facing surface of a second substantially vertical section by a depth of a substantially horizontal section. ... Target Brands Inc

03/23/17 / #20170085072

Drop cord power and/or data supply assembly

A power supply assembly and method for installing in a retail store environment are described. The power supply assembly is relocatable for providing power and/or data to a particular location within the retail store environment. ... Target Brands Inc

02/16/17 / #20170042323

Display shelf for electrically powered consumer products

A display includes a shelf having an elongated slot for receiving a power cord of at least one electrically powered consumer product being displayed on the shelf in front of the elongated slot. The elongated slot is defined by a portion of a free edge of a rotatable door that covers a pocket in a closed position and by a back end of a table having an upper surface for supporting the electrically powered consumer products. ... Target Brands Inc

02/09/17 / #20170035219

Mattress display fixture

A support member configured for use in a mattress display fixture includes an integral, single-piece, unitary member that including a rear panel, a front panel, an interior side panel, and an exterior side panel. The front panel is spaced from the rear panel and is generally parallel thereto. ... Target Brands Inc

01/05/17 / #20170000272

Multi-piece bed skirt

A bed skirt includes a single panel having four sides and made of a coarse woven or non-woven fabric and six panels made of a fine woven fabric. The six panels includes three border panels and three skirt panels. ... Target Brands Inc








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