DoorDash had four patents in digitalization during Q4 2023. DoorDash Inc’s patent filed in Q4 2023 describes systems and methods for universal menu integration, where a digital key is issued to vendors to access an interface for uploading menus in a universal format. The uploaded menu can be received via HTTP, translated into the universal format if necessary, and posted for online delivery orders. The system includes an API with functions for menu updates and item availability. GlobalData’s report on DoorDash gives a 360-degreee view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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DoorDash grant share with digitalization as a theme is 75% in Q4 2023. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: System and method for universal menu integration interface (Patent ID: US20230351483A1)

The patent filed by DoorDash Inc. describes systems and methods for universal menu integration. It involves issuing a digital key to vendors to access an interface, receiving uploaded menus in a universal format based on specific criteria, posting these menus for online delivery orders, and transmitting orders to vendors. The system utilizes an API library with functions like post, get, and patch, as well as fields for out of stock and item availability. It can also receive menu updates after the initial menu is posted.

The claims associated with the patent detail the specific functionalities of the system, such as receiving full menus via HTTP requests, translating menus into a universal format, assigning unique identifiers to menu items, and utilizing algorithms for translation. The method involves similar steps as the system, including issuing digital keys, receiving and posting menus, and transmitting orders. The patent also covers the storage of instructions on a computer-readable medium to execute the method. Overall, the patent focuses on streamlining menu integration processes for online delivery services through standardized formats and efficient API functionalities.

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