Patents Assigned to YAHOO ASSETS LLC
  • Patent number: 11961108
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions with and between computers in content providing, searching and/or hosting systems supported by or configured with devices, servers and/or platforms. The disclosed systems and methods provide a novel framework for analyzing messages associated with an inbox of a user, and providing functionality to the inbox for alerting the user to specific forms of content included within each message. Such functionality can include displaying messages and/or the content contained therein in a novel, dedicated and modified and/or embedded portion of a message inbox. The messages can also be modified upon display within in the inbox to indicate that the message includes content of a specific type. Also, messages that include specific content types can also trigger the disclosed framework to generate and provide alerts to the user indicating the inbox has received or includes specific forms of such content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: YAHOO ASSETS LLC
    Inventors: Ariel Raviv, Chris Gonsalves, Prateeksha Uday Chandraghatgi, Ashok Kumar, Ping-Hsiu Ben Tsai
  • Patent number: 11962619
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for cryptographic signing of content requests. One method includes receiving, at a content network, a content request from a publisher website, the publisher website purporting to be associated with a publisher domain. At the content network, a public key may be received associated with the publisher domain. At the content network, at least one policy may be received associated with the publisher domain. It may be determined whether the content request comprises a cryptographic signature. If it is determined that the content request does not comprise a cryptographic signature, content may or may not be provided to the publisher website according to the policy from the publisher domain. If it is determined that the content request comprises a cryptographic signature, the cryptographic signature of the request may be validated using the public key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Yahoo Assets LLC
    Inventors: Lachlan A. Maxwell, Andrew Braksator, George Fletcher
  • Patent number: 11956297
    Abstract: Disclosed are embodiments for providing batch performance using a stream processor. In one embodiment, a method is disclosed comprising receiving, at a stream processor, an event, the stream processor including a plurality of processing stages; generating, by the stream processor, an augmented event based on the event, the augmented event including at least one additional field not appearing in the event, the additional field generated by an operation selected from the group consisting of a join or dimensional annotation operation; and emitting, by the stream processor, the augmented event to downstream consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: YAHOO ASSETS LLC
    Inventors: Michael Pippin, David Willcox, Allie K. Watfa, George Aleksandrovich
  • Patent number: 11956198
    Abstract: In some aspects, the techniques described herein relate to a method including: receiving, by a computing device, a message corresponding to a user inbox and to be added to the user inbox; applying, by the computing device, prior to adding the message to the user inbox, a message classification model to content of the message to determine one or more classifications corresponding to the message; determining, by the computing device, that the message is an important message based on whether one or more of the classifications is one of a set of predetermined classifications; adding, by the computing device, metadata to the message, the added metadata indicating that the message is an important message; and transmitting, to the user inbox, by the computing device, the message and the added metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: YAHOO ASSETS LLC
    Inventors: Chris Luvogt, Muni Xu, Rofaida Abdelaal, Bhopal Singh
  • Patent number: 11954125
    Abstract: Techniques for providing batch performance using a stream processor are described. In one technique, a method includes receiving an event that includes an event key and a timestamp. The method then generates a partition value and time bucket value, the partition value generated based on the event key and the time bucket value generated based on the timestamp. The event key, partition value, and time bucket value are then combined to form a database key and used in a command to a database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: YAHOO ASSETS LLC
    Inventors: Michael Pippin, David Willcox, Allie K Watfa, George Aleksandrovich
  • Patent number: 11947633
    Abstract: One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods for oversampling for imbalanced test data are provided. A classifier is configured to classify data points as either belonging to a first class or a second class. A determination may be made that the first class and the second class are imbalanced where a first number of data points estimated to be part of the first class is a threshold amount less than a second number of data points estimated to be part of the second class. An oversampling ratio is determined for the first class. The oversampling ratio is used to select a sample set of data points for editorial labeling, where the sampling set of data points comprises a total number of data points below a threshold amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Yahoo Assets LLC
    Inventors: Hongwei Shang, Jean-Marc Langlois, Kostas Tsioutsiouliklis, Changsung Kang
  • Patent number: 11947542
    Abstract: Disclosed are embodiments for providing batch performance using a stream processor. In one embodiment, a method is disclosed comprising detecting a real close of books (COB) of a data transport, the real COB associated with a set of raw events transmitted over the data transport, flushing a stream processor in response to detecting the real COB, and retrieving a set of processed events from a distributed file system after the flushing is complete. A fact COB computation is then performed on the set of processed events and the set of raw events, the fact COB computation outputting a number of missing events, each missing event representing a raw event that is not present in the set of processed events. The processed events are then certified upon determining that the number of missing events is below a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: YAHOO ASSETS LLC
    Inventors: Michael Pippin, David Willcox, Allie K. Watfa, George Aleksandrovich
  • Patent number: 11947927
    Abstract: Disclosed are embodiments for sorting rows of a dataset after a JOIN operation. In one embodiment, a method is disclosed comprising performing a JOIN operation on an annotation dataset, the performing of the JOIN operation generating an unordered dataset; grouping a plurality of rows in the unordered dataset into a plurality of buckets, the grouping performed based on a root dataset associated with the annotation dataset; sorting each bucket, the sorting comprising sorting each bucket independently; and combining each sorted bucket into a sorted dataset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: YAHOO ASSETS LLC
    Inventors: George Aleksandrovich, Allie K. Watfa, Robin Sahner, Mike Pippin
  • Patent number: 11943310
    Abstract: One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods for determining activity patterns based upon user activity and/or performing operations based upon the activity patterns are provided. For example, activity performed using a communication interface associated with a user account may be detected. The activity may be analyzed to determine an activity pattern associated with a first set of conditions. The activity pattern may be stored in a user profile associated with the user account. The user profile may comprise a plurality of activity patterns. Each activity pattern of the plurality of activity patterns may be associated with a set of conditions of a plurality of sets of conditions. It may be determined that the first set of conditions are met. Responsive to determining that the first set of conditions are met, one or more operations associated with the activity pattern may be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Yahoo Assets LLC
    Inventors: Mohit Goenka, Ashish Khushal Dharamshi, Nikita Varma, Gnanavel Shanmugam
  • Patent number: 11934472
    Abstract: In an example, first entities are extracted from user profiles. Second entities are extracted from content information associated with content item. User-associated metrics associated with the first entities are determined based upon the user profiles and/or content events. First vector representations of the first entities and second vector representations of the second entities are processed to generate an attention distribution array. Each value of the attention distribution array represents, for a user interested in an entity of the first entities, a proportion of (i) entity-specific activity, of the user, related to an entity of the second entities relative to (ii) an entirety of activity of the user. An inferred activity distribution array is generated by applying the user-associated metrics to the attention distribution array. A filtered subset of activity distribution values is generated by pruning values from the inferred activity distribution array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Yahoo Assets LLC
    Inventors: Yufeng Ma, Rao Shen, Kostas Tsioutsiouliklis, Donghyun Kim, Liuqing Li
  • Patent number: 11928119
    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: June 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: YAHOO ASSETS LLC
    Inventors: Ingmar Weber, Yoelle Maarek, Yehuda Arie Koren
  • Patent number: 11921846
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions with and between computers in distributional similarity identification using randomized observations. In connection with an intrusion detection system monitoring a computing system, a pair of perturbed sample sets are generating using a pair of real sample set (or real observations) and a pair of random sample sets (of randomly-selected observations), and a similarity measuring representing a level of consistency in user behavior is determined. The systems improve the quality and accuracy of the similarity determination for use in intrusion detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: YAHOO ASSETS LLC
    Inventors: Stav Yanovsky Daye, Ran Wolff
  • Patent number: 11922937
    Abstract: One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods for detecting trigger phrases and transmitting electronic messages to devices are provided. For example, audio received via a microphone of a first device may be monitored. Responsive to detecting a first trigger phrase in a first audio segment identified during the monitoring, a first electronic message comprising instructions to activate a microphone function of a second device may be generated and the first electronic message may be transmitted to the second device. Responsive to detecting a second trigger phrase in a second audio segment identified during the monitoring, a second electronic message comprising instructions to activate a microphone function of a third device may be generated and the second electronic message may be transmitted to the third device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Yahoo Assets LLC
    Inventor: Varun Bhagwan
  • Patent number: 11914838
    Abstract: A device, system, and method are directed towards facilitating composing, editing, and displaying a message that includes text and graphics inline. An edit window provides a mechanism for editing the text inline. The message, including text and graphics, may be sent to a remote device. The remote device may display the message, and edit the text and graphics inline, and send a reply message to the original sender.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: YAHOO ASSETS LLC
    Inventors: Chris Kalaboukis, Sunil Nagaraj
  • Patent number: 11914582
    Abstract: One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods for generating a list of suggested queries associated with one or more keywords are provided. For example, one or more keywords may be received via a search interface. A plurality of queries associated with the one or more keywords may be determined based upon the one or more keywords and a historical query database. A plurality of relationship scores associated with the plurality of queries may be generated based upon a plurality of search sessions associated with the historical query database. The historical query database may be analyzed to determine a plurality of click rates associated with the plurality of queries. A list of suggested queries may be generated based upon the plurality of relationship scores and the plurality of click rates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Yahoo Assets LLC
    Inventors: Su-Chen Lin, Jian-Chih Ou, Tzu-Chiang Liou, Wei-Lun Su
  • Patent number: 11916899
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for managing online identity authentication risk in a nuanced identity system. For example, a method may include receiving a request by a user for a transaction on an electronic platform; determining a risk associated with the requested transaction; determining a current level of assurance associated with the user on the electronic platform; determining that the risk exceeds the current level of assurance; adjusting the current level of assurance such that the adjusted level of assurance exceeds the risk; and executing the requested transaction on the electronic platform after adjusting the current level of assurance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Yahoo Assets LLC
    Inventors: George Fletcher, Jonathan Hryn, Lovlesh Chhabra, Deepak Nayak
  • Patent number: 11915693
    Abstract: Methods, programming, and system for modifying a slot value are described herein. In a non-limiting embodiment, an intent may be determined based on a first utterance. A first slot-value pair may be obtained for the first utterance based on the intent, the first slot-value pair including a first slot and a first value associated with the first slot. A second value associated with the first slot may be identified, the second value being identified from a second utterance that was previously received. Based on the intent and the first slot, a type of update to be performed with respect to the second value may be determined. The second value may then be updated based on the first value and the type of update.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: YAHOO ASSETS LLC
    Inventors: Prakhar Biyani, Cem Akkaya, Kostas Tsioutsiouliklis
  • Patent number: 11915158
    Abstract: One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods for cross-domain action prediction are provided. Action sequence embeddings are generated based upon a textual embedding and a graph embedding utilizing past user action sequences corresponding to sequences of past actions performed by users across a plurality of domains. An autoencoder is trained to utilize the action sequence embeddings to project the action sequence embeddings to obtain intent space vectors. A service switch classifier is trained using the intent space vectors. In response to the service switch classifier predicting that a current user will switch from a current domain to a next domain, the current user is provided with a recommendation of an action corresponding to the next domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Yahoo Assets LLC
    Inventors: Su-Chen Lin, Zhungxun Liao, Jian-Chih Ou, Tzu-Chiang Liou
  • Patent number: 11915114
    Abstract: The present teaching relates to method, system, medium, and implementations for machine learning. A training sample is first received from a source. A prediction is generated according to the training sample and based on one or more parameters associated with a model. A metric characterizing the prediction is also determined. The prediction and the metric are transmitted to the source to facilitate a determination on whether a ground truth label for the training sample is to be provided. When the ground truth label is received from the source, the one or more parameters of the model are updated based on the prediction and the ground truth label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: YAHOO ASSETS LLC
    Inventors: Gal Lalouche, Ran Wolff
  • Patent number: 11907240
    Abstract: A method, implemented on at least one computing device each of which has at least one processor, storage, and a communication platform connected to a network for presenting a search result in a search result card, the method includes receiving from a user, an input associated with a search query; fetching one or more search results in accordance with the search query; generating a search result card for each of the one or more search results; and presenting to the user, one or more search result cards as a response to the search query, the one or more search result cards corresponding to the one or more search results, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: YAHOO ASSETS LLC
    Inventor: Wen Yang