Patents Assigned to Kakao Corp.
  • Patent number: 11252153
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of providing, by a server, mutual authentication of mutual authentication participants for contents of a social media service, the method including: receiving requestor authentication information generated in a terminal of a requestor requesting mutual authentication for specific contents; receiving acceptor authentication information generated in a terminal of an acceptor accepting the mutual authentication for the specific contents; and verifying the requestor authentication information and the acceptor authentication information, and storing the specific contents included in the requestor authentication information and the acceptor authentication information as mutually authenticated contents of the requestor and the acceptor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: KAKAO CORP.
    Inventors: Myungjun Kim, Jae Ho Kim, Dongwook Suh, Jaewoo Kim
  • Patent number: 11245652
    Abstract: A user profile information providing method for a messaging server that provides an instant messaging service to provide user profile information, includes: receiving private profile information set in a terminal of a user who uses the instant messaging service for a targeted friend; storing the private profile information corresponding to the targeted friend; and transmitting the private profile information to a terminal of the targeted friend. The private profile information is displayed differently from default profile information of the user, and is displayed as a profile of the user only in the terminal of the targeted friend. The default profile information is displayed as a profile of the user in terminals of friends, in which the private profile information is not set, among friends of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: KAKAO CORP.
    Inventor: Je Keun Moon
  • Patent number: 11232499
    Abstract: An apparatus that provides a cooperative shopping service in association with a chat application includes a friend information receiving unit configured to receive, from a host device, information about at least one friend or chat room selected from a list of multiple friends or multiple chat rooms managed by the chat application; an invitation unit configured to transmit an invitation message to a guest device corresponding to the friend or a member of the chat room through the chat application; and a cooperative shopping service providing unit configured to provide, both to the host device and the guest device, a list of products that are capable of being put into a shopping cart of the host device and receive order information about product selected from the list of products by at least one of the host device and the guest device, wherein the list of products provided to the host device and the guest device is generated based on a location of a delivery destination determined by the host device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: KAKAO CORP.
    Inventors: Do Yon Hwang, Kyoung Jin Han, Jun Hwan Lee, Dong Wha Yuk, Woo Yeol Baek, Ji Yoong Choi, Ji Yeon Shin, Yeon Hee Shin, Mi Ran Kang, Sheung Min Shin, Yun Ji Koh, Du Hyeong Kim, Chang Sung Ban, Hyun Hee Park, Ji Eun Kim, Jin Young Choi
  • Patent number: 11218436
    Abstract: A method of displaying an interface for providing a social networking service (SNS) through an anonymous profile, performed by a user terminal, includes displaying a first list of at least one anonymous chatroom created by a user account for an instant messaging service (IMS) using a first region on a first page in an interface for the IMS, displaying a second list of at least one anonymous profile created to be interlinked with the user account using a first region on a second page in the interface for the IMS, and displaying, in response to an input of selecting any one anonymous profile in the second list, an interface for providing the SNS through the selected anonymous profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: KAKAO CORP.
    Inventors: Ji Sun Lee, Hyun Young Park, Seong Mi Lim, Young Min Park, Doo Won Lee, Eun Jung Ko, Jae Lin Lee, Kwang Hui Lim, Ki Yong Shim, Sun Ho Choi, Kwang Hoon Choi, Hwa Young Lee, Jae Gil Lee, Kyong Rim Kim, Soo Min Cho
  • Patent number: 11178519
    Abstract: Disclosed are a message service provision method for providing a message service via an open chat room corresponding to link information, and a message server and a terminal for executing the message service provision method. The message service provision method comprises the steps of: transmitting, to a message server, a request for issuing link information for an open chat room via a message application; receiving, from the message server, link information generated in response to the request for issuing link information; sharing the link information according to a request for sharing inputted by a user of a host terminal; and performing chatting with a user of a guest terminal participating in the open chat room by means of the shared link information; wherein the user of the guest terminal and the user of the host terminal are users who subscribed to a message service provided via the message server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: KAKAO CORP.
    Inventors: Ji Sun Lee, Mun Heon Kim, Soo Hee Kim, Hong Kyu Park, Sang Won Moon, Ki Yong Shim, Hye Jung Im
  • Patent number: 11082391
    Abstract: A method of displaying an interface for providing a social networking service (SNS) through an anonymous profile, performed by a user terminal, includes displaying a first list of at least one anonymous chatroom created by a user account for an instant messaging service (IMS) using a first region on a first page in an interface for the IMS, displaying a second list of at least one anonymous profile created to be interlinked with the user account using a first region on a second page in the interface for the IMS, and displaying, in response to an input of selecting any one anonymous profile in the second list, an interface for providing the SNS through the selected anonymous profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: KAKAO CORP.
    Inventors: Ji Sun Lee, Hyun Young Park, Seong Mi Lim, Young Min Park, Doo Won Lee, Eun Jung Ko, Jae Lin Lee, Kwang Hui Lim, Ki Yong Shim, Sun Ho Choi, Kwang Hoon Choi, Hwa Young Lee, Jae Gil Lee, Kyong Rim Kim, Soo Min Cho
  • Patent number: 11082368
    Abstract: A method for providing semi-automatic communication using a chatbot and a consultant device includes receiving, from a messenger server, a message input to an instant messaging application of a user device; determining a reliability for an automatic answer message made by the chatbot to answer the message; and transmitting the automatic answer message to the user device through the messenger server if the reliability is determined higher than a predetermined level, or enabling the consultant device to transmit a manual answer to the message if the reliability is determined lower than the predetermined level. The reliability is calculated based on a result of analysis for the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: KAKAO CORP.
    Inventors: Ui Chung Chung, No Suk Myung, Ji Soo Hwang
  • Patent number: 11080323
    Abstract: Disclosed is a search method and apparatus. A search service generates extend keywords highly related to a query input by a user, and provides a search result optimized to each extend keyword.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignees: KAKAO ENTERPRISE CORP, KAKAO CORP.
    Inventors: Myeong Cheol Shin, Yo Han Ra, Jong In Lee
  • Patent number: 11038831
    Abstract: Disclosed is a notification method of a mobile terminal using a plurality of notification modes. A mobile terminal according to one aspect of the present invention determines a first configuration type relating to the notification mode of the mobile terminal in response to the receipt of a new push message. The mobile terminal determines a second configuration type relating to the notification mode of a push message application based on the first configuration type. The mobile terminal notifies the arrival of a new push message according to the second configuration type. That is, embodiments may provide a technology that uses at least two configurations relating to the notification mode of the mobile terminal so as to notify the user about receipt of a new message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: KAKAO CORP.
    Inventor: Ki Sun Park
  • Patent number: 11019006
    Abstract: A apparatus for sharing booking information may provide a user interface (UI) for sharing booking information, receive an input of booking information corresponding to at least one of items specifying an entirety of booking information through the UI, receive a sharing request for sharing at least one portion of the entirety of booking information through the UI, identify at least one item corresponding to booking information input until a current point in time among the items in response to the sharing request, generate a booking information sharing message including first booking information corresponding to the identified at least one item and enabling an input of second booking information corresponding to at least one other item among the items which is distinguishable from the identified at least one item, and transmit the booking information sharing message to at least one receiver terminal through a messenger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: KAKAO CORP.
    Inventors: Kyung Hee Son, Ji Soo Youk, Sung Hee Kong, Kwang Hyun Uhm
  • Patent number: 10992487
    Abstract: An operation method for an instant messenger server is provided. The method includes generating a schedule which depends on an account of a host in response to a schedule generation request of the host, determining invitees based on at least one of a chat room list and a friend list of the account of the host, synchronizing schedules which depend on accounts of users who participate in the schedule, based on whether at least one guest included in the invitees participates, and providing a notification of the schedule to at least one of the users who participate in the schedule, through a user interface (UI) of a chat room provided through the instant messaging service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: KAKAO CORP.
    Inventors: Hyun Na Park, Won Iel Yoo, Hoi Moon Jeong, Seung Uk Jeong, Moon Seok Park, Mi Jin Kim, Se Hyun Park, Yeon Jin Lee, Kyung Don Kang
  • Patent number: 10992626
    Abstract: An instant messaging service providing method and a user terminal for performing the instant messaging service providing method including receiving and displaying a first message that is created by a message transmitter; determining whether a message switching condition is met after the first message is displayed; and displaying a second message that is created by the message transmitter when the message switching condition is determined to be met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: KAKAO CORP.
    Inventors: So Young Choi, Bo Mi Kim, Un Bong Kang, Jung Ho Song, Ji Na Kim, Jun Hyuk Jang, Ji Won Suh
  • Patent number: 10972410
    Abstract: A chatbot server that manages context information between a chatbot and a user device includes a receiving unit that receives, from a messenger server, a question message input for a service selected from multiple services by the user device and service account information corresponding to the selected service; a derivation unit that derives an answer to the question message by using the chatbot corresponding to the service account information; and a context information management unit that manages context information of a chat between the user device and the chatbot based on the question message and/or the answer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: KAKAO CORP
    Inventors: No Suk Myung, Ji Soo Hwang, Jun Ki Kim, Hee Keung Lee
  • Patent number: 10897437
    Abstract: A user profile information providing method for a messaging server that provides an instant messaging service to provide user profile information, includes: receiving private profile information set in a terminal of a user who uses the instant messaging service for a targeted friend; storing the private profile information corresponding to the targeted friend; and transmitting the private profile information to a terminal of the targeted friend. The private profile information is displayed differently from default profile information of the user, and is displayed as a profile of the user only in the terminal of the targeted friend. The default profile information is displayed as a profile of the user in terminals of friends, in which the private profile information is not set, among friends of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: KAKAO CORP.
    Inventor: Je Keun Moon
  • Patent number: 10798458
    Abstract: A user terminal and a server for supporting a real-time broadcast are disclosed. The user terminal may obtain, through a real-time broadcast platform, a free first sponsorship item for which a preset restrictive condition is set, and support, through the real-time broadcast platform, a streamer of the real-time broadcast using the first sponsorship item under the restrictive condition. In response to the supporting, a reward which is the same as a reward for a charged second sponsorship item may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: KAKAO CORP.
    Inventors: Jumyoung Park, Dong Ho Bae, Ju Sup Lee, Ki Hyun Kang, Mija Yoon, Geunyoung Choi, Yelim Jeong
  • Patent number: 10795554
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of operating a terminal on which an application for an instant messaging service is installed, the method that displays a first user interface (UI) for switching an input mode in a chatting interface of a chatroom in which a user of the application is participating, based on whether the user is assigned an authority to emphasize a message in the chatroom, switches the input mode from a first mode which is a normal mode to a second mode for emphasizing a message, in response to a user input with respect to the first UI, emphasizes a message input in the second mode for a predetermined period in a predetermined manner, and cancels the emphasizing of the message input in the second mode, when the predetermined time elapses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: KAKAO CORP.
    Inventors: Hwa Young Lee, Ki Yong Shim, Sun Ho Choi, Doo Won Lee, Eun Jung Ko, Cho Eun Kim, Pyung Hwa Choi, Ji Sun Lee, Seung Yeon Jung, Jae Gil Lee
  • Patent number: 10795564
    Abstract: Disclosed are a content display control method and a user terminal for performing the content display control method. The content display control method enables a user to see a text and a content corresponding thereto at one time by fixing the content in a specific area of a screen as the user scrolls the screen. Also, the content display control method may unfix the content fixed in the screen when a text displayed on the screen according to the user's scrolling is irrelevant to the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: KAKAO CORP.
    Inventors: Seung Hyun Ko, Seul Ah Lee, Young Soo Kim
  • Patent number: 10789317
    Abstract: An apparatus that provides a feedback effect regarding on a social network service includes a post generation unit configured to receive a post that has a tag associated with a feedback effect from a user device and post the post on the social network service, a feedback collection unit configured to collect feedback in response to the post from another user device that accesses the post, and an effect providing unit configured to apply a predetermined feedback effect corresponding to the tag included in the post according to predetermined condition, wherein the predetermined feedback effect is selected from among multiple feedback effects preset for one or more of tags, and the predetermined condition includes at least one of a type of the feedback and a quantity of the feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: KAKAO CORP.
    Inventors: Youn Woo Kim, Ji Soo Youk, Jeong Hyeon Lee, Ji Hyun Bang, Ji Hye Kim
  • Patent number: 10761679
    Abstract: An interfacing method for user feedback is disclosed, in which the interfacing method may include determining an expression mode of at least one interface element among a plurality of interface elements based on a relative relationship among cumulative numbers of the interface elements selected from the interface elements corresponding to response paths to contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: KAKAO CORP.
    Inventors: Jung Eun Kim, You Jhi Hwang
  • Patent number: D945585
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: KAKAO CORP.
    Inventors: Jong Hyub Lee, Sato Oki