Patents Assigned to YAHOO ASSETS LLC
  • 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
  • Patent number: 11803562
    Abstract: The present teaching relates to streaming data querying and providing query results. In one example, a query is received for events happening after receipt of the query. A plurality of data records are obtained, where each of the data records corresponds to an event happening after receipt of the query. For each of the plurality of data records, it is determined whether the data record matches the query. Based on the determining, one or more query results are determined and provided as a response to the query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: YAHOO ASSETS LLC
    Inventors: Akshai Sarma, Michael Natkovich
  • Patent number: 11798208
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are provided for graph data modeling. In accordance with one implementation, a method is provided that includes operations performed by at least one processor. The operations of the method include receiving raw data and determining a model for the raw data, wherein the model defines the graph structure for the raw data. The method also includes converting the raw data to fit the model, and generating at least a portion of a graph based on the raw data and the model, wherein the graph produces modeled data. The method also includes archiving the graph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Yahoo Assets LLC
    Inventors: Travis Adam Walker, Mohammad Suhale Malang Khader
  • Patent number: 11797517
    Abstract: Techniques for identifying and validating online content items for presentation to users are disclosed. Disclosed systems and methods use a sentiment analyzer to determine a sentiment of a candidate content item and collateral content items identified using keywords associated with the candidate content item, determine a measure of agreement in sentiment using the sentiments determined for the candidate content item and collateral content items, and provide at least a portion of the candidate content item in a display at a client computing device, the display including a consensus belief indicator representing the measure of agreement in sentiment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: YAHOO ASSETS LLC
    Inventors: Mohit Goenka, Saranyaa Parthikumar
  • Patent number: 11799981
    Abstract: Information is collected about a user, e.g., the user's interests, from the user's interaction with digital messaging content. Information collected about the user can be used to identify an interest of the user. The identified interest(s) can be used to select content to be presented to the user. By way of a non-limiting example, information collected in response to the user clicking on a link in an electronic mail, email, message can be used to identify one or more content items to be presented to the user. By way of yet another non-limiting example, the identified content item(s) can comprise advertising content, news articles, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: YAHOO ASSETS LLC
    Inventors: Varun Bhagwan, Suhas Sadanandan, Doug Sharp
  • Patent number: 11792277
    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 client devices and entities. A network profile associated with the client devices and the entities may be generated based upon the event information. A similarity profile associated with the client devices may be generated based upon the network profile. The similarity profile may be indicative of one or more similarity scores associated with a first client device and one or more client devices. A user profile associated with the first client device may be modified, based upon the similarity profile and/or one or more user profiles associated with the one or more client devices, to generate a modified user profile. Content may be selected for presentation via the first client device based upon the modified user profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: YAHOO ASSETS LLC
    Inventors: Rotem Stram, Eliran Abutbul, Oren Shlomo Somekh, Yair Koren, Morelle Sheer Arian
  • Patent number: 11784974
    Abstract: The present teaching generally relates to providing optimized access control rules. A request may be received from a client device. A determination may be made, based on the request, that an update is needed for access control rule information for the client device. Rule data may be generated. The rule data may include a plurality of data buckets each including one or more access control rules, each data bucket of the plurality being associated with a range of destination port numbers, and where each of the one or more access control rules comprise a set of tuples having a common source network and source port number, and one or more destination port numbers associated with the common source network and source port number. The rule data may be sent to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: YAHOO ASSETS LLC
    Inventors: Dmitry Savintsev, Bishan Singh Kochar, Aditya Mahendrakar, Jason Fesler
  • Patent number: 11777890
    Abstract: An email system is configured to enable a user to identify frequent email senders and block or consolidate emails from such senders. The emails received within a predetermined time period from a sender, who is selected for consolidation by a user of an email account, are consolidated into one entry in the inbox. This mitigates the inbox from getting overcrowded with frequent emails from various senders. Statistics related to various senders are also generated in order to aid the user in identifying senders whose emails need to be consolidated or blocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: YAHOO ASSETS LLC
    Inventor: Tom Gulik
  • Patent number: 11768895
    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 that provides an optimized ranking methodology for query suggestion and auto-completion tasks that messaging systems can implement and embed into their functionality. The disclosed framework can leverage the mail query logs on a personal level or on the aggregate (e.g., across all or a set of users on a network), and the mailbox content of each user to produce a comprehensive ranking function that generates ranked search suggestions for a mail search query for both person and company entities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: YAHOO ASSETS LLC
    Inventor: Ariel Raviv
  • Patent number: 11763193
    Abstract: Computerized systems and methods are disclosed for performing contextual classification of objects using supervised and unsupervised training. In accordance with one implementation, content reviewers may review training objects and submit supervised training data for preprocessing and analysis. The supervised training data may be preprocessed to identify key terms and phrases, such as by stemming, tokenization, or n-gram analysis, and form vectorized objects. The vectorized objects may be used to train one or more models for subsequent classification of objects. In certain implementations, preprocessing or training, among other steps, may be performed in parallel over multiple machines to improve efficiency. The disclosed systems and methods may be used in a wide variety of applications, such as article classification and content moderation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Yahoo Assets LLC
    Inventors: Thu Rein Kyaw, Sang Chul Song, Vineet Mahajan, Elena Haliczer
  • Patent number: 11762892
    Abstract: A location-aware search assist capability identifies location-aware search query suggestions using location information associated with the location-aware search query suggestions. A user's search query input and location and a location associated with each location-aware search query suggestion candidates may be used to identify a set of search query suggestions for presentation to the user. Location-aware search query suggestion candidates may be ranked in accordance with a closeness of each one's location to the user's location. The ranking may be performed using a score, such as a popularity score associated with each search query suggestion candidate. The location-aware search query suggestion candidates having a location closer to the user's location may be promoted by adjusting each candidate's popularity score upward, and the search query suggestion candidates that are farther away from the user's location may be demoted by adjusting each such candidate's popularity score downward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: YAHOO ASSETS LLC
    Inventors: Hui Wu, Huming Wu, Shenhong Zhu, Jiuhe Gan, Hang Su
  • Patent number: 11755995
    Abstract: Systems and methods to host a social network locally on a user's computing device using social data at the user device. In one embodiment, a method includes maintaining, on a local computing device of a user, social data regarding social relationships of the user in order to support a social network of the user; and hosting, via the local computing device, the social network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: YAHOO ASSETS LLC
    Inventors: Frank J. Cort, Brian Hein, Jon New
  • Patent number: 11748401
    Abstract: A method of generating congruous metadata is provided. The method includes receiving a similarity measure between at least two multimedia objects. Each multimedia object has associated metadata. If the at least two multimedia objects are similar based on the similarity measure and a similarity threshold, the associated metadata of each of the multimedia objects are compared. Then, based on the comparison of the associated metadata of each of the at least two multimedia objects, the method further includes generating congruous metadata. Metadata may be tags, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: YAHOO ASSETS LLC
    Inventors: Malcolm Slaney, Kilian Weinberger
  • Patent number: 11748772
    Abstract: A method includes executing operations to generate a first enhancement function based on a parent-child link in a content hierarchy including a link between a parent node in a first level of the content hierarchy to a child node in a second level of the content hierarchy below the first level. A second enhancement function is generated based on a sibling link in the content hierarchy including a link between a sibling node in a third level of the content hierarchy and a sibling node in the third level of the content hierarchy sharing a common parent node with the first sibling node in a fourth level of the content hierarchy above the third level. A user content consumption metric is generated based on the first and second enhancement functions. A content list including a set of candidate content items ranked based on the user content consumption metric is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Yahoo Assets LLC
    Inventors: Suleyman Cetintas, Pengyang Wang
  • Patent number: 11726958
    Abstract: The present teaching generally relates to detecting providing pre-validated data buckets for online experiments. In a non-limiting embodiment, user activity data representing user activity for a first plurality of user identifiers may be obtained. A first set of values and a second values, representing first and second user engagement parameters, respectively, may be generated for each user identifier based on the user activity data. A first ranking and a second ranking may be determined for the first and second sets, respectively. A first exclusion range including a first number of values to be removed from the first and second sets may be determined. A homogenous value set may be generated by removing the first number of values from the first and second sets, where each value from the homogenous value set corresponds to a user identifier available to be placed in a data bucket for an online experiment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: YAHOO ASSETS LLC
    Inventors: Russell Chen, Miao Chen, Don Matheson, Mahendrasinh Ramsinh Jadav
  • Patent number: 11729191
    Abstract: One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods for assessing riskiness of a domain are provided. For example, a content request is received from a content provider service that hosts a website associated with a domain. The content request is evaluated to identify request features. Feature scores are assigned to the request features using labeled feature data. The feature scores are aggregated to generate a content request risk score corresponding to a riskiness of the content request corresponding to fraud, such as domain spoofing. The content request risk score along with other content request risk scores of content requests associated with the content provider service are aggregated to create a content provider risk score corresponding to a riskiness of the content provider service, such as a risk of the domain being fraudulent. The content provider risk score is used to either block or process the content request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Yahoo Assets LLC
    Inventors: Liang Wang, Xianen Qiu, Liang Peng, Jianlong Zhang
  • Patent number: 11722596
    Abstract: Method and system for group communication across electronic mail users and feature phone users. A method for receiving electronic mails on a feature phone includes receiving a text message on the feature phone in response to a first electronic mail. The method also includes calling a telephonic number embedded in the text message to listen to an audio clip of the first electronic mail and providing a voice input as a response to the first electronic mail. The system includes a feature phone that receives a plurality of electronic mails. The system also includes one or more electronic devices, and a communication interface in electronic communication with the feature phone and the one or more electronic devices. The system further includes a memory that stores instructions, and a processor responsive to the instructions to receive a text message in response to an electronic mail transmitted by an electronic mail user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: YAHOO ASSETS LLC
    Inventors: Anshuman Kumar, Rajiv Srivatsa, Sandeep Datar
  • Patent number: 11722846
    Abstract: Improved systems and methods for enhancing the performance of network based computerized content rendering and hosting and providing of devices, systems and/or platforms by modifying the capabilities and providing non-native functionality to such devices, systems and/or platforms through a novel and improved application, networked based enforcement of geographical compliance, data processing and networking framework.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: YAHOO ASSETS LLC
    Inventors: Venkatesh Dharmar, Edward Joseph Campbell, Daniel Haight
  • Patent number: 11714862
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for improved web searching. In one implementation, suggested search queries am provided based on previous search queries and click data. A weighted bi-partite graph or index may be used to identify related search queries based on overlapping clicked URLs. According to a method, query-click log data of a search engine is processed to generate sets of suggested search queries, data corresponding to each suggested search query, and a set of clicked URLs related to each suggested search query. Additionally, or independently, methods may be provided for contextually correcting spelling errors within sets of suggested search queries using a contextual algorithm, and/or identifying and discarding sets of suggested search queries and URLs that lead to restricted material, such as restricted content and related URLs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: Yahoo Assets LLC
    Inventors: Sean Christopher Timm, Sudhir Achuthan