Patents Assigned to Oath Inc.
  • Publication number: 20190258692
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided methods for providing an online interface for displaying hierarchically or logically arranged user-generated content. One method including receiving, from a first user over a network, topical user-generated electronic content, the topical user-generated electronic content being related to a topic of a web page; displaying the topical user-generated electronic content received from the first user on the web page; receiving, from a second user over the network, responsive user-generated electronic content and an indication of a desire to post the responsive user-generated electronic content on the web page in association with the topical user-generated electronic content; and displaying, adjacent to the topical user-generated electronic content on the web page, a user element or link that a third user can manipulate to display the responsive user-generated electronic content adjacent to the topical user-generated electronic content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: Oath Inc.
    Inventors: MacGregor James THOMSON, Thomas BIEGELEISEN, Siobhan DOOLEY
  • Patent number: 10390082
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions with and between computers in content generating, searching, hosting and/or providing systems supported by or configured with personal computing devices, servers and/or platforms. The systems interact to identify and retrieve data within or across platforms, which can be used to improve the quality of data used in processing interactions between or among processors in such systems. The disclosed systems and methods provide systems and methods for automatically detecting and rendering highlights from streaming videos in real-time. As a streaming video is being broadcast over the Internet, the disclosed systems and methods determine each type of scene from the streaming video, and automatically score highlight scenes. The scored highlight scenes are then communicated to users as compiled video segments, which can be over any type of channel or platform accessible to a user's device and network that enables content rendering and user interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventors: Yale Song, Jordi Vallmitjana
  • Patent number: 10387535
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for selectively displaying content corresponding to web page elements. A web page element can comprise one or more DIV tags that may be used to encapsulate and identify other elements and information. The first name and the first address of the element are stored. In a receiving operation, a display request to visibly display the element, is received. A received display request identifies the first name or the first address, or both, of the element. In response to receiving the display request, content associated with the first address, and at least a portion of the content comprising the identified element are retrieved. The content to obtain the identified element is parsed, and the identified element is subsequently displayed. The displayed content be altered or adjusted based identification of a second element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventors: Tomi Blinnikka, Steven Horowitz
  • Patent number: 10387971
    Abstract: In general, the present disclosure includes a system, method and architecture for use in analyzing content of a social network data to identify a financial market trend, e.g., a trend associated with a financial market instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventor: Charles Shah
  • Patent number: 10387523
    Abstract: A method for smart preloading of content resources on client devices is provided. The method includes operations for presenting an interface running on a client device that includes a plurality of content indicators associated with a plurality of content items. The method includes an operation for selectively preloading into a cache of the client device a resource associated with a content item if the content item has a level of engagement that is greater than that of other content items. According to this embodiment, the level of engagement is a measurement of interaction to the content items by other users associated with the user by, for example, a social network. The method further includes retrieving and using the resource for presenting the content item via the interface such that the content item is presented in less time than if the resource were not preloaded to the cache based on the level of engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Oath Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Krutzler, Edward J. Campbell, III, Amit Motgi, Gamaiel Zavala, Arons Lee, Devrim Tufan
  • Patent number: 10387432
    Abstract: The present teaching, which includes methods, systems and computer-readable media, relates to ranking content from multiple disparate sources including a person's personal data sources and non-personal data sources. The disclosed techniques may include obtaining a plurality sets of content associated with a request from a person, each of which being from a separate data source, and applying a model for each set of content to obtain a set of features for each piece of content in the set of content, wherein the model is specific to a data source from where the set of content comes from. Each set of features for each piece of content of the set of content may be normalized with respect to a common space to generate a normalized feature set. Further, a score for each piece of content from a set of content may be estimated based on the normalized feature set for the piece of content, and based on the score of the piece of content, each piece of content of the plurality sets of content may be ranked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventors: Suju Rajan, Liangjie Hong, Nathan Liu, Scott Gaffney
  • Patent number: 10387891
    Abstract: In response to user input associated with a previously displayed reduced-size version of an advertisement displayed in connection with a slideshow, a fall-screen view of the advertisement is displayed, for example according to a rule-based or probabilistic system to improve the applicability of the advertisement to the content being viewed. A cost-per-view (CPV) advertising model monetizes user interaction with an advertisement that results in navigating a content viewer to a landing page displayed within the viewer such that context of original content being viewed within the viewer is preserved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventor: Austin Shoemaker
  • Patent number: 10387519
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system, method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium for creating personalized instantiations of an app. User input is accepted to create, by a computing device, a personalized instantiation of an app, the app comprising a home screen, the creating of the personalized instantiation occurring by generating a deep linked shortcut on the home screen of the app that links into the app with parameters to configure the app into the personalized instantiation of the app. A display is generated for displaying, on the computing device, the personalized instantiation of the app so that the personalized instantiation of the app can be launched as configured with the parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventors: Frank Bentley, Kent Lyons, Christian Holz
  • Patent number: 10380146
    Abstract: As provided herein, a list of locales of interest in a location may be sorted into one or more categories. A user performing a search for a locale of interest (e.g., a restaurant) may be identified. A local score may be assigned to the locale of interest based upon a number of local users (e.g., users residing in the location) that perform the search. A second user may be determined to be near the locale of interest. A category of interest may be determined for the second user (e.g., an interest in local non-tourist restaurants). Responsive to the category of interest corresponding to the category and the local score of the locale of interest exceeding an interest threshold, the second user may be provided with a recommendation to go to the locale of interest. The locale of interest may be a local favorite restaurant rather than a tourist trap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Oath Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Chan, Yu-Chin Tai, Sameer Vasnt Shah, Jeehaeng Lee, Kuo-Hsien Hsu, Katrina Kimball Clark Tempero, Xingjian Zhang
  • Patent number: 10380192
    Abstract: The present teaching relates to providing a query suggestion. In one example, a request is received for query suggestions with respect to a query prefix input by a user. A plurality of query suggestions is determined based on the query prefix and a preceding query input by the user. A degree of popularity of the preceding query is determined. One or more query suggestions are selected from the plurality of query suggestions based on the degree of popularity of the preceding query. The one or more query suggestions are provided as a response to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventors: Amit Goyal, Hongbo Deng
  • Patent number: 10382367
    Abstract: One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods for commentary generation are provided. For example, a conversation, occurring through a conversation interface associated with a content item, is monitored to identify a tone of the conversation (e.g., users discussing a news article). If the tone deviates from a target tone (e.g., a negative tone of inflammatory comments, a low participation tone, an off topic tone, etc.), then intervention is automatically and programmatically performed for the conversation. For example, subject matter of the content item, information from external sources (e.g., other articles, social network posts, or website content associated with a topic of the news article), and/or programmatically generated information (e.g., topical statements generated by a neural network) are used to construct a comment. The comment is posted to the conversation interface in order to improve the conversation, such as to increase positive engagement by users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Oath Inc.
    Inventors: Aasish Kumar Pappu, Joel Ranjan Tetreault
  • Patent number: 10382823
    Abstract: One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods for displaying content associated with a video element of a video are provided. For example, a video may comprise video elements (e.g., pixels of frames of the video depicting an entity such as a car, an actor, a monument, etc.) that are tagged with content tags (e.g., a textual string such as a search query used to obtain content from content providers). When a user interacts with the video element (e.g., a touch gesture, such as a pressure sensitive gesture, on a video element depicting the actor), content associated with a content tag used to tag the video element may be retrieved (e.g., an image, a social network profile, search results, and/or other content associated with the actor). In this way, the content may be provided to the user for further action or learning about the entity depicted by the video element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Oath Inc.
    Inventor: Parameswaran Thrissur Krishnamoorthy
  • Patent number: 10374995
    Abstract: As is disclosed herein, user behavior in connection with a number of electronic messages, such as electronic mail (email) messages, can be used to automatically learn from, and predict, whether a message is wanted or unwanted by the user, where an unwanted message is referred to herein as gray spam. A gray spam predictor is personalized for a given user in vertical learning that uses the user's electronic message behavior and horizontal learning that uses other users' message behavior. The gray spam predictor can be used to predict whether a new message for the user is, or is not, gray spam. A confidence in a prediction may be used in determining the disposition of the message, such as and without limitation placing the message in a spam folder, a gray spam folder and/or requesting input from the user regarding the disposition of the message, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventors: Liane Lewin-Eytan, Guy Halawi, Dotan Di Castro, Zohar Karnin, Yoelle Maarek, Michael Albers
  • Patent number: 10374989
    Abstract: One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods for hosting virtual chat rooms of a chat room are provided. For example, users (e.g., 3,000 users) may access video interfaces, hosting a video, and chat room interfaces associated with a chat room for the video (e.g., users may access a news website providing a live stream of a current event along with a chat room for discussing the live stream). Signals of the users (e.g., a user location, age, account profile information, prior chat room message behavior, etc.) are evaluated to identify user properties (e.g., the user is an active participant within chat rooms). The chat room may be sharded into a set of virtual chat rooms into which users are assigned based upon the user properties (e.g., 300 virtual chat rooms of 100 users each). In this way, users may have more meaningful interactions within the smaller virtual chat rooms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Oath Inc.
    Inventor: C├ędric Beust
  • Patent number: 10366145
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for syndicating slideshow content in a web feed. Data is obtained for a content feed associated with a web page in response to a request by a user of a content feed reader. A slideshow within the web page is identified based on analysis of the obtained data according to a schema definition for syndication of slideshow content. A first set of properties for the slideshow is extracted from the obtained data, based on the schema definition. A set of slides of the slideshow is identified based on the first set of properties. A second set of properties for the set of slides is also extracted from the obtained data. The content feed including the set of slides of the slideshow and one or more properties of the second set are displayed to the user via the content feed reader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Oath Inc.
    Inventors: Colm M. Geraghty, Cliff Redmond
  • Patent number: 10366134
    Abstract: Systems and methods for discovering and annotating geo-fences from geo-referenced data are disclosed. The systems and methods input an area of interest containing a plurality of geo-referenced points having associated labels, and divides the area interest into cells. Each cell is assigned an initial label from among the plurality of labels and hierarchical clustering is used to find clusters of cells having a common label based on a maximization of an objective function for each cell with the objective function being dependent upon favoring spatially adjacent cells having a common label and limiting overgeneralization of the common label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Oath Inc.
    Inventors: Daniele Quercia, Francesco Bonchi, Carmen Vaca
  • Patent number: 10366341
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed towards automatically learning user behavioral patterns when interacting with messages and based on the learned patterns, suggesting one or more predicted actions that a user might take in response to receiving subsequent message. One or more classifiers are trained and employed to predict one or more actions that a user might take in response to receiving the message. In one embodiment, the one or more predicted actions are provided suggested to the user as an action the user might take on the message. Messages may be rank ordered within a given suggested action based on a confidence level of the prediction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventors: Ingmar Weber, Yoelle Maarek, Yehuda Arie Koren
  • Patent number: 10367860
    Abstract: Enabling access to user-specific content includes maintaining data indicating a social network that indicates a first user and a second user that are connected by one or more relationships through zero or more intermediary users. At least one of the relationships that connect the first and second users is categorized. A request for access to content maintained by the second user is received from the first user. One or more of the relationships that connect the first user to the second user are identified using the data indicating the social network. A category of at least one of the identified relationships is identified. A type of access to the content to be provided to the first user is identified based on the identified to category. The first user is enabled to access the content in accordance with the identified type of access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Oath Inc.
    Inventor: Jeremy Liew
  • Patent number: 10366119
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for selecting content items for presentation to a user device of a user. One method includes an operation for measuring dwelltimes for a plurality of content items, where the dwelltime for a content item is based on the amount of time that the content item is displayed to a viewer. Further, the method includes an operation for training a classifier of content items based on the measured dwelltimes and based on features associated with the first set of content items, where the training includes calculating a relative importance of respective features for increasing measured dwelltimes. Additionally, the method includes an operation for sending additional content items to be presented on the user device based on the one or more ranking parameters, where the additional content items are associated with one or more ranking parameters that are expected to increase dwelltimes for the user of the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Oath Inc.
    Inventors: Xing Yi, Scott Gaffney, Jean-Marc Langlois
  • Patent number: 10362100
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for managing workloads across multiple resources in a distributed computing system. A data traffic flow between a source device and each of a plurality of target devices within the distributed computing system is monitored. A load state of each of the plurality of target devices is determined based on the monitored data traffic flow. Upon detecting a resource constraint for at least one of the plurality of target devices, at least a portion of the data traffic flow between the source device and the resource-constrained target device is adjusted such that the device operates at a reduced load state. The data traffic flow to the particular target device may be readjusted so as to restore its load state to a default or predetermined operating level once the resource constrained has been resolved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Oath Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin E. Mason, William L. White, Carla A. Dunagan