Patents Represented by Attorney Ostrow Kaufman & Frankl LLP
  • Patent number: 7562060
    Abstract: A computerized system and method for large scale semi-supervised learning is provided. The training set comprises a mix of labeled and unlabeled examples. Linear classifiers based on support vector machine principles are built using these examples. One embodiment uses a fast design of a linear transductive support vector machine using multiple switching. In another embodiment, mean field annealing is used to form a very effective semi-supervised support vector machine. For both these embodiments the finite Newton method is used as the base method for achieving fast training.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Vikas Sindhwani, Sathiya Keerthi Selvaraj
  • Patent number: 7552193
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a system, method or computer program, for enabling a radio auditor or a television viewer (100) to access complementary information (101) related to a broadcast program (102) received in real-time (or to a recorded program previously broadcast and played back on an audio or video player/recorder). The preferred embodiment of the invention relates to a system and method for enabling a person (100) receiving a broadcast program (102), (or listening or watching a recorded program), to select a plurality of topics or sequences drawing his or her attention (101, 103) and for immediately, or later on, accessing additional information related to these topics or sequences from the Word Wide Web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventor: Fernando Incertis Carro
  • Patent number: 7548908
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and machine-readable media are disclosed for searching a corpus of information by utilizing a Bloom filter for caching query results. According to one aspect of the present invention, a method of caching information from a corpus of information can include populating one or more Bloom filters with a plurality of bits representative of information in the corpus of information. A search request can be received identifying requested information from the corpus of information. One or more bits in the filter(s) associated with the requested information can be checked and the requested information can be retrieved from the corpus of information based on results of said checking. Furthermore, the filter(s) can be used to determine which information to make available to a particular user in a system where certain information is associated with or access is limited to certain users or groups of users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Yun Fu, Zhichen Xu, Jianchang Mao
  • Patent number: 7516092
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method for performing purchase transactions utilizing a broadcast-based device. In one embodiment, an online user interface is used to enter a plurality of user preferences that are then used to tailor what purchase options will be available to a client-side broadcast-based device. In another embodiment, product purchases may be made using a broadcast-based device, where the purchase transaction options and setting have been previously defined in an online environment. In yet another embodiment, the product purchase options presented are based on predetermined criteria, such as previous user activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: Yahoo!Inc.
    Inventors: Manish Upendran, Hamid-Reza Behhnam-Denkordy, Valla Vakilli, Matthew Rowlen
  • Patent number: 7502838
    Abstract: A method and system are disclosed for delivering interactive links for presenting applications and second information at a client computer from remote sources in a network-configured computer processing system. In one embodiment, the method includes retrieving over a first communication connection, in response to a request of a client computer, informational content having computer program code embedded therein, and executing the embedded computer program code for establishing a second communication connection to an application server. The method further includes retrieving over the second communication connection first information including presentational information for presenting the application and the second information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Assignee: Droplets, Inc.
    Inventors: Louis M. Franco, Frank Leon Rose, Philip S. J. Brittan, Mark Cunningham, Alex Bulkin, Mat Baskin, Greg Blonder
  • Patent number: 7500202
    Abstract: Presented is a remote control for interacting with a navigation system that allows content presented on a display device to be navigated in an organized and categorized fashion. The remote control comprises operational controls grouped by navigational function located on at least three sides of the remote control for selecting content. An infrared transmitter is provided for transmitting instructions coded as infrared signals. A programmable controller is operative to receive an indication that a control was selected and instruct the transmitter to transmit an infrared signal corresponding to the control selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2009
    Assignee: Corporate Media Partners
    Inventors: George Gerba, Robert Lambert, Michael Nichols