US Pat. No. 10,540,708

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF ELECTRONIC CLOSET RECOMMENDATION ENGINES AND DISPLAYS OF AN APPAREL SUBSCRIPTION APPLICATION

CAASTLE, INC., New York,...

1. A computer-implemented method for providing apparel subscription application, the method comprising:determining a status of a user as being a valid user of the apparel subscription application;
determining, based on the status of the user, a presence of apparel data in an electronic record corresponding to the user in a database associated with the apparel subscription application, the apparel data used for launching an assistant section of the apparel subscription application;
launching the assistant section in a user interface of the apparel subscription application executing on an electronic device of the user based on the presence of apparel data in the assistant section of the electronic record;
rendering, within the user interface, a plurality of graphical elements corresponding to a plurality of available selections, wherein the plurality of available selections comprise:
(1) a try-then-buy selection configured to cause a try-then-buy layout to be displayed;
(2) a below-closet-minimum selection configured to cause a below-closet-minimum layout to be displayed;
receiving, from the user via the user interface, a selection of at least one of the plurality of graphical elements;
based on the received user selection, performing at least one of the following:
displaying, via the user interface in response to the user selecting the try-then-by selection, a try-then-buy layout including instructions for the user to rent or purchase one or more articles based on discount information or reward information;
displaying, via the user interface in response to the user selecting the below-closet-minimum selection, the below-closet-minimum layout depicting eligibility of a shipment of the one or more articles to the user based on a comparison of a number of articles that the user plans to rent or purchase to a predetermined threshold;
updating the apparel data in the electronic record based on the one or more selections made by the user in relation to the try-then-buy layout or the below closet minimum layout; and
analyzing the updated apparel data to display one or more suggestions to the user in the assistant section of the user interface.

US Pat. No. 10,494,759

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ARTICLE INSPECTIONS

CAASTLE, Inc., New York,...

1. A method of using an inspection processor, comprising:receiving one or more articles at an inspection station comprising the inspection processor;
identifying, by the inspection processor, one of the articles by reading a unique identifier associated with the one of the articles received at the inspection station;
inspecting the identified article based on at least one quality criterion including odor of the identified article;
updating an article tracking system in communication with the inspection processor based on the identifier of the inspected article and the result of the inspection, wherein the article tracking system includes an inspection history that includes a failure history for the identified article;
determining, by the inspection processor, when the failure history for the identified article indicates a number of failures for odor that is equal to or greater than a predetermined threshold number of failures; and
removing the identified article from circulation, either temporarily or permanently, based on the determination by the inspection processor that the failure history of the identified article indicates that the number of failures for odor is equal to or greater than the predetermined threshold number of failures.

US Pat. No. 10,502,691

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INSPECTION AND DEFECT DETECTION

CAASTLE, INC., New York,...

10. An inspection defect detection tool for detecting at least one physical defect in an article, comprising:a clear body having a surface element sized to correspond to the at least one physical defect in the article, the surface element including at least one of a linear element or a circular element, the surface element formed as a depression, a through-hole, or a portion of the inspection surface having a color different than the clear body; and
an inspection surface formed on the clear body, the inspection surface configured to contact a surface of the article such that the surface element is approximately aligned with a potential physical defect in the article.

US Pat. No. 10,402,648

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COLOR AND PATTERN ANALYSIS OF IMAGES OF WEARABLE ITEMS

CAASTLE, INC., New York,...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving, by one or more processors, an image depicting a wearable item;
identifying, by the one or more processors, the wearable item within the image by identifying a face of an individual wearing the wearable item or segmenting a foreground silhouette of the wearable item from background image portions of the image;
determining, by the one or more processors, a portion of the wearable item identified within the image as being a patch portion representative of the wearable item depicted within the image;
deriving, by the one or more processors, one or more patterns of the wearable item based on image analysis of the determined patch portion of the image;
deriving, by the one or more processors, one or more colors of the wearable item based on image analysis of the determined patch portion of the image; and
transmitting, by the one or more processors, information regarding the derived one or more colors and information regarding the derived one or more patterns.

US Pat. No. 10,655,271

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ARTICLE INSPECTIONS

CAASTLE, INC., New York,...

1. A method of inspecting and transferring articles using an inspection processor, the method comprising:receiving one or more articles at an inspection station comprising the inspection processor;
identifying, by the inspection processor, one of the one or more articles by reading an identifier associated with the one of the one or more articles received at the inspection station;
inspecting the identified article based on at least one quality criterion;
updating an article tracking system in communication with the inspection processor based on the identifier of the inspected article and the result of the inspection, wherein the article tracking system maintains an inspection history including a failure history of the at least one quality criterion for the identified article;
comparing, by the inspection processor, the failure history of the at least one quality criterion for the identified article to a predetermined threshold of failure; and
transferring the identified article to a second location using a dry cleaning cart, a wet cleaning cart, or a special care cart based on a result of the comparison of the failure history of the at least one quality criterion for the identified article to the predetermined threshold of failure.

US Pat. No. 10,528,814

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COLOR AND PATTERN ANALYSIS OF IMAGES OF WEARABLE ITEMS

CAASTLE, INC., New York,...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving, by one or more processors, an image depicting an item;
identifying, by the one or more processors, the item within the image by identifying a feature of an individual with the item or segmenting a foreground silhouette or aspect of the item from background image portions of the image;
determining, by the one or more processors, a portion of the item identified within the image;
deriving, by the one or more processors, one or more patterns or styles of the item based on image analysis of the determined portion of the image;
deriving, by the one or more processors, one or more colors or characteristics of the item based on image analysis of the determined portion of the image;
determining, by the one or more processors, at least one or more recommended items based on the derived one or more colors or characteristics and/or the derived one or more patterns or styles; and
transmitting, by the one or more processors, information regarding the at least one or more recommended items.
US Pat. No. 10,513,674

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SPOTTING TREATMENT, INSPECTION, AND TRACKING OF ARTICLES

CAASTLE, INC., New York,...

1. The method of treatment of one or more articles, comprising:locating a stain on an article based on a tag on the article, wherein the tag comprises a care indication for the article, a portion of the article in which the stain is present, a technician or supervisor name associated with treatment of the article, and a date of treatment of the article, wherein the tag is scanned into or in communication with a server system configured to generate one or more results comprising a depreciation rate of the article;
placing a portion of the article comprising the stain on a nose of a spotting board coated with a corrosion-resistant coating layer;
positioning a steam gun at least two or more inches away from the portion of the article comprising the stain;
simultaneously activating a steam supply and a vacuum supply of the spotting board;
moving the steam gun in a defined motion relative to the portion of the article comprising the stain for at least 30 seconds;
simultaneously activating the vacuum supply and an air supply of the spotting board;
moving one or more of the steam gun, the vacuum supply, and the air supply in the defined motion relative to the stain until the article is at least partially dry;
inspecting the stain on an inspection surface of the spotting board to determine a status of the stain;
treating the article with a spotting agent treatment based on the determined status of the stain, by referencing one or more spotting agents based on an identified type of the stain, including whether the stain is a wet-side stain or a dry-side stain, wherein the wet-side stain is a stain directly in contact with water or steam and the dry-side stain is a stain indirectly in contact with water or steam;
re-inspecting the stain on the inspection surface of the spotting board; and
updating the tag of the article and/or a data record of the article in the server system based on one or more results of the re-inspection and a recalculation of the depreciation rate of the article.