Patents Assigned to YAHOO ASSETS LLC
  • Patent number: 11868375
    Abstract: A content delivery system for generating personalized content for a user. The system maintains an interest graph that shows the user's current attachment to one or more topics. When a user performs an action, a topic is determined for the action and the user's interest graph is modified based on the action. The system also receives content and analyzes the language of the content to determine a topic of the content. A similarity between the user's interests and the content is determined. The content is also analyzed to determine the popularity of the content. The user's interest level and the popularity of the content are then used to provide the user with a personalized content, such as a content recommendation or enhanced content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Yahoo Assets LLC
    Inventors: Amit R. Kapur, Steven F. Pearman, James R. Benedetto
  • Patent number: 11868886
    Abstract: One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods for generating time-preserving embeddings are provided. User trails of user activities performed by users are generated. Frequencies at which the activities were performed are identified. Indices are assigned to a set of activities identified from the activities as having frequencies above a threshold. Activity descriptions of the set of activities are mapped to the indices to generate a vocabulary. A model is trained using the user trails, timestamps of the activities, and the vocabulary to learn a set of time-preserving embeddings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Yahoo Assets LLC
    Inventors: Jelena Gligorijevic, Ivan Stojkovic, Martin Pavlovski, Shubham Agrawal, Djordje Gligorijevic, Srinath Ravindran, Richard Hin-Fai Tang, Shabhareesh Komirishetty, Chander Jayaraman Iyer, Lakshmi Narayan Bhamidipati
  • Patent number: 11869099
    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: December 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: YAHOO ASSETS LLC
    Inventor: Charles Shah
  • Patent number: 11863585
    Abstract: One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods are provided. Event information associated with a plurality of events may be identified. The plurality of events may be associated with first entities corresponding to a first entity type and second entities associated with a second entity type. A first network profile associated with the first entities and the second entities may be generated based upon the event information. An iterative process may be performed to identify a coalition network associated with fraudulent activity. The iterative process may include analyzing the first network profile to identify a first set of entities, of the first entities, that are related to an entity of the second entities, and/or analyzing the first network profile to identify a second set of entities, of the second entities, that are related to the first set of entities. Multiple iterations may be performed to identify the coalition network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: YAHOO ASSETS LLC
    Inventors: Ruichen Wang, Timothy Michael Olson, Yan Han, Jian Tian, Robert Jason Harris, Shaima Abdul Majeed
  • Patent number: 11863504
    Abstract: One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods for facilitating communications with service providers using disposable email addresses (DEAs) are provided. A first email, associated with a requested service, may be received from an email account. A set of service providers may be determined based upon the requested service. A DEA corresponding to the email account may be generated. A second email, comprising an indication of the DEA, may be generated based upon the first email. The second email may be transmitted to a set of email accounts associated with the set of service providers. Emails received from the set of email accounts that are addressed to the DEA may be transmitted to the email account. Responsive to receiving a request to deactivate the DEA from a device associated with the email account and/or responsive to determining that the requested service is completed, the DEA may be deactivated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Yahoo Assets LLC
    Inventors: Mohit Goenka, Ashish Khushal Dharamshi, Nikita Varma, Gnanavel Shanmugam
  • Patent number: 11855944
    Abstract: A method for presenting personalized content to a user includes receiving user data corresponding to a user having a user profile, the user data including at least one or more messages in a user mailbox and a user web browser history within a network, extracting one or more data tags from the received user data, associated at least one data tag with a message, finding information in the network that corresponds to the associated data tag, generating a notification for the user, the notification including the found information in the network, and outputting the generated notification to a user interface of a device of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Yahoo Assets LLC
    Inventors: Mohit Goenka, Kelly Xu, Muni Xu, Shiv Shankar
  • Patent number: 11856214
    Abstract: One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods for video encoding are provided. For example, a video file may be segmented into at least a first portion and a second portion. The first portion may be analyzed to determine that the first portion is associated with a first level of complexity, and the second portion may be analyzed to determine that the second portion is associated with a second level of complexity. A first bitrate associated with the first level of complexity may be determined, and a second bitrate associated with the second level of complexity may be determined. The first portion may be encoded at the first bitrate to generate a first encoded portion, and the second portion may be encoded at the second bitrate to generate a second encoded portion. The first encoded portion and the second encoded portion may be assembled to generate an optimized video file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: YAHOO ASSETS LLC
    Inventors: Jian Zhou, Congxia Dai, Heri Zhao, Zhonghua Ma, Xumin Wu, Michael Chang-Ping Chen, Sagar Dattatraya Bhandare
  • Patent number: 11855941
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for automatically deleting messages from a recipient's inbox. The disclosed systems and methods provide the ability for automatic actions to be taken on delivered messages based on a passage of time. This enables a sender of messages, email service provider and/or email platform to exert control over sent messages to limit the number and type of operations that may be performed on such messages. For example, operations such as saving, forwarding, printing, copying, or otherwise duplicating the message and/or message data can be prohibited and all together rendered impossible. The disclosed systems and methods enables the purging of messages and associated message data from a recipient's inbox at a certain specified time, after the passage of a pre-determined amount of time, or upon the detection of a specified event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: YAHOO ASSETS LLC
    Inventors: Varun Bhagwan, Gowri Kanugovi, Jeffrey Bonforte, Doug Sharp
  • Patent number: 11848901
    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 framework for delivering electronic messages to a recipient in an optimized manner based on current real-world and digital activities associated with the recipient. Once a message sent by a sender is received by the message platform, the message and information related to a user's activity is analyzed, and a delivery condition is determined by the messaging platform. The platform then sends the message according to that delivery condition, such that it is delivered to the user only upon the platform relaying the message thereon when the condition is satisfied or occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: YAHOO ASSETS LLC
    Inventors: Joshua Robert Russell Jacobson, Marcel Becker, Ilana Walder-Biesanz
  • Patent number: 11847236
    Abstract: The present teaching relates to a method, system, and programming for encrypted searching. In a search session, a uniform resource locator (URL) is received, wherein a portion of the URL is encrypted via a first key. A second key associated with the first key is obtained. A determination is made regarding whether a time-related criterion associated with the second key is satisfied. In response to the time-related criterion being satisfied, the portion of the URL is decrypted based on the second key to obtain a keyword, one or more search results are obtained based on the keyword, and a webpage including the one or more search results to be provided to a user is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: YAHOO ASSETS LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Owens, Sonia Johnson, Ramu Adapala, Chris Elza Kurian
  • Patent number: 11835984
    Abstract: One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods for controlling an output device are provided. For example, features are extracted from data points of an object. A set of data points are identified from the data points based upon the set of data points having features corresponding to target features. Marker elements are assigned to the set of data points. A mapping structure is used to assign output indicators to the marker elements. The output device is controlled to provide output indicators assigned to marker elements as the marker elements become a current focus of the user navigation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: YAHOO ASSETS LLC
    Inventors: Sukriti Chadha, Jean-Baptiste Maurice Queru, Darren Burton, Gary Moulton, Michael Brent Shebanek
  • Patent number: 11836169
    Abstract: The present teaching, which includes methods, systems and computer-readable media, relates to providing query suggestions based on a number of data sources including person's personal data and non-personal data. The disclosed techniques may include receiving an input from a person, obtaining a first set of suggestions based on information from a first data source, presenting the first set of suggestions to the person, and presenting, to the person, a second set of suggestions obtained from a person corpus when a portion of the person corpus relevant to the input is accessible. The person corpus may be from a second data source that is private to the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: YAHOO ASSETS LLC
    Inventors: Shenhong Zhu, Chun Ming Sze, Hang Su, Huming Wu, Hui Wu, Jiuhe Gan, Xiaobing Han, Mingtian Liu, Yuan Zhang, Scott Gaffney
  • Patent number: 11836124
    Abstract: Disclosed are embodiments for providing batch performance using a stream processor. In one embodiment, a method is disclosed comprising receiving an event that includes a plurality of fields and extracting needed fields from the plurality of fields. The method then serializes the plurality of fields and generates a new event that includes the set of needed fields and a hidden field, the value of the hidden field comprising the serialized fields. The method then transmits the new event for processing using at least one processing stage of a stream processor. In response, the method reserializes a processed event generated by the stream processor and outputs the reserialized event to a downstream consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: YAHOO ASSETS LLC
    Inventors: Michael Pippin, David Willcox, Allie K. Watfa, George Aleksandrovich
  • Patent number: 11822536
    Abstract: Disclosed are embodiments for providing batch performance using a stream processor. In one embodiment, a method is disclosed comprising completing a first audit for a primary event type, the first audit generating a set of primary events and completing a second audit for a secondary event type, the second audit generating a draft set of secondary events and an auxiliary feed of un-joined secondary events. The method then performs a join audit check on the auxiliary feed of un-joined secondary events and a set of flags, each flag in the set of flags indicating that a respective un-joined secondary event was properly joined. Based on the results of the join audit check, the method replays a subset of the un-joined secondary events in the auxiliary feed upon determining that the join audit check failed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: YAHOO ASSETS LLC
    Inventors: Michael Pippin, David Willcox, Allie K. Watfa, George Aleksandrovich, Jacob Tolar
  • Patent number: 11822556
    Abstract: Disclosed are embodiments for providing batch performance using a stream processor. In one embodiment, a method is disclosed comprising receiving a stream of events, where each event comprises a header including an event type field and a timestamp. and identifying that the header of a given event in the stream of events includes at least one secondary event in a list of secondary identifiers included in the header. A flag is set in a distributed database for the at least one secondary event, then writing the given event to a table in the distributed database occurs, the table selected based on a respective event type field and timestamp associated with the given event. Deduplicating the given event and the at least one secondary event in response to a close of books (COB) signal occurs, after which writing at least one deduplicated event to a storage device occurs, the at least one deduplicated event selected from the group consisting of the given event and the at least one secondary event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: YAHOO ASSETS LLC
    Inventors: Michael Pippin, David Willcox, Allie K. Watfa, George Aleksandrovich
  • Patent number: 11823021
    Abstract: The present teaching relates to method, system, medium, and implementations for machine learning. A check is performed on a level of available bidding currency for bidding a training sample that is used to train a model via machine learning. A bid in an amount within the available bidding currency is sent, to a source of the training sample, for the training sample. The training sample is received from the source when the bid is successful. A prediction is then generated in accordance with the training sample based on one or more parameters associated with the model and is sent to the source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: YAHOO ASSETS LLC
    Inventors: Gal Lalouche, Ran Wolff
  • Patent number: 11823255
    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 allowing web browsing in a user interface of an electronic messaging system. The disclosed systems and methods automatically display electronic messages containing item information displayed in an electronic message in place of any web page links associated with the item enabling browsing of the item information from within the electronic messaging system's user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2023
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: YAHOO ASSETS LLC
    Inventors: Marcel Becker, Anand Almal
  • Patent number: 11817994
    Abstract: One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods for time series trend root cause identification are provided. In particular, an overall trend of multi-dimensional time series data and element trends for measured elements of dimensions within the multi-dimensional time series data is identified. Weighted correlations between the element trends of the measured elements and the overall trend are calculated. The weighted correlations of the measured elements and aggregate weighted correlations of measured element combinations are evaluated to identify a set of measured elements having a threshold correlation to the trend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: YAHOO ASSETS LLC
    Inventors: Jifu Zhao, Kevin Andrew Perkins, Mithilesh Nanjamanaidu Srinivasan Rangavadivel, Matthew Robert Ahrens
  • Patent number: 11809396
    Abstract: Disclosed are embodiments for generating metadata files for composite datasets. In one embodiment, a method is disclosed comprising generating a tree representing a plurality of datasets; parsing the tree into an algebraic representation of the tree; identifying a plurality of terms in the algebraic representation, each term in the terms comprising at least two factors, each of the two factors associated with a dataset in the plurality of datasets; generating a metadata object of the plurality of terms; serializing the metadata object to generate serialized terms; and storing the serialized terms in a metadata file associated with the plurality of datasets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: YAHOO ASSETS LLC
    Inventors: George Aleksandrovich, Allie K. Watfa, Robin Sahner, Mike Pippin
  • Patent number: 11805165
    Abstract: Content items are provided to users and their interactions with the provided content items are recorded in respective user profiles. The users' interactions thus recorded over time are analyzed to determine if the users have a balanced information intake. A reading habit score is determined for a user based various criteria. The user's reading habit score is analyzed to determine if the user's habits indicate a balance in the user's content consumption. If the user's reading habit score indicates an imbalance in the user's content consumption, suggestions are provided to the user for achieving a more balanced reading habit and thereby improving the user's reading habit score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: YAHOO ASSETS LLC
    Inventors: Chris Chan, Tony Hairr, Shatakshi Goyal, Clarence Leung, Katrina Tempero, Shivakumar Ningappa