Yahoo Patents

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  • Patent number: 10104444
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes a speed information acquisition unit, a determination unit, and a content acquisition unit. The speed information acquisition unit acquires information on a communication speed between the information processing apparatus and a distribution apparatus distributing a video content. The determination unit determines timing of advance acquisition of the video content from the distribution apparatus based upon the information on the communication speed acquired by the speed information acquisition unit. The content acquisition unit acquires the video content in advance from the distribution apparatus at the timing of advance acquisition determined by the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazutaka Kimura, Junki Osanai
  • Patent number: 10083545
    Abstract: An image processing device according to the present application includes an accepting unit and a specifying unit. The accepting unit accepts image data that includes therein at least two diagrams that can be extracted as circles. The specifying unit specifies, by checking a parameter that is calculated from a pair of two circles included in the image data accepted by the accepting unit against a parameter that is calculated from a pair of two perfect circles that have previously been registered as markers that are used for image processing, the pair of the two circles included in the image data as the markers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryuki Sakamoto, Shinichi Higashino, Sakiko Nishi
  • Patent number: 10082427
    Abstract: A measurement data collecting system includes a data receiving unit that receives first data measured by a first sensor and acquired at a mobile terminal, a measurement environment determining unit that determines environment of the mobile terminal when the first data is acquired based on second data measured by a second sensor and acquired at the mobile terminal. The measurement environment determining unit extracts first data in accordance with the environment from the first data received by the data receiving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kota Tsubouchi, Kentaro Nishi
  • Publication number: 20180268073
    Abstract: To maximize the accuracy and efficiency of predicting users that will enjoy targeted content, a proposed content selection solution looks to combine a first strategy of utilizing selection rules with a second strategy of utilizing machine based learning models. By combining the selection rules-based approach and the machine learning model-based approach, the proposed content selection solution is able to consider and recommend a wider range of users for each available content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: Yahoo Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Liang Wang, Shengjun Pan, Kuang-chih Lee, Quan Lu, Junwei Pan
  • Publication number: 20180268437
    Abstract: A calculation apparatus includes an accepting unit that accepts, from a set-up person, a budget amount that is a maximum amount of compensation for distribution of information. The calculation apparatus includes a calculating unit that calculates, in accordance with the budget amount, the number of users who become the distribution destination of the information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshihito NISHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20180268443
    Abstract: A determination method according to the present application comprises predicting, based on information related to a predetermined ad spot that is displayed on a terminal device, amount-of-money information that is related to a billing amount billed to a first type advertisement distribution server, which has a predetermined relationship with content that includes the ad spot, when a first advertisement distributed by the first type advertisement distribution server is displayed on the ad spot, requesting, distribution of an advertisement from a second type advertisement distribution server, and determining, when the second advertisement has been acquired from the second type advertisement distribution server, to display the second advertisement on the ad spot and determines, when the second advertisement has not been acquired from the second type advertisement distribution server, to request the first advertisement as the advertisement to be displayed on the ad spot from the first type advertisement distribut
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuki TAKI, Shunsaku ASANO
  • Publication number: 20180268307
    Abstract: An analysis device according to the present application includes an acquisition unit and a determiner. The acquisition unit acquires an evaluation value for evaluating an action taken by a user who has viewed an electronic page containing summary information of content. The determiner determines an improvement parameter preferable as a summary parameter to be used when the content is converted into the summary information, based on a summary parameter used in the conversion and the evaluation value acquired by the acquisition unit, by optimization of an unknown function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hayato KOBAYASHI, Nobuyuki SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20180270213
    Abstract: An authentication apparatus according to the present application includes an acquiring unit, a first specifying unit, a second specifying unit, and an authentication unit. The acquiring unit acquires context information on a target user who becomes a target for authentication. The first specifying unit specifies a belonging cluster based on information related to a plurality of cluster groups and the context information on the target user, in each of the plurality of the cluster groups. The second specifying unit specifies, for each belonging cluster based on a classification model used to specify a predetermined candidate user in the belonging cluster specified by the first specifying unit, a candidate user, in a partial candidate user group that belongs to the belonging cluster, who satisfies a predetermined condition. The authentication unit authenticates the target user based on information related to the candidate user specified by the second specifying unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kota TSUBOUCHI, Shuuji YAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20180267992
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a first acquisition unit that acquires first information about the content of a content item, a second acquisition unit that acquires second information about a location of a user who has accessed the content item, and a deriving unit that derives third information based on the first information acquired by the first acquisition unit and the second information acquired by the second acquisition unit, the third information associating a factor included in the content of the content item with a specific area in which the user is located.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shumpei OKURA
  • Publication number: 20180270172
    Abstract: An information processing device according to the present application includes an interaction unit, a detection unit, and a change unit. The interaction unit performs interaction through dialogue with a user of a terminal device using the terminal device. The detection unit detects a transition of an aspect of the interaction. The change unit changes a mode of the interaction performed by the interaction unit when the detection unit detects the transition of the aspect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi TOKUYAMA, Kouhei YOKOTANI
  • Publication number: 20180268816
    Abstract: A generating device includes an accepting unit that accepts a speech of a user. The generating device includes a generating unit that, by inputting the speech of the user to a single model in which a group of parameters are learned simultaneously to output a response directly from a speech, generates a response to the speech.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shunpei SANO, Nobuhiro KAJI, Manabu SASSANO
  • Patent number: 10077989
    Abstract: A navigation device navigating a moving body based on position information includes a coordinated operation unit that initiates and ends a coordinated operation among a plurality of navigation devices; a guiding unit that performs navigation in at least one of the navigation devices performing the coordinated operation, while providing a screen display based on a designated position; and a second operating unit that performs a second operation in a navigation device other than a currently navigating navigation device performing the coordinated operation, the second operation including receiving an operation for a function that is not displayed on the screen of the currently navigating navigation device, and reflecting a position acquired as a result of the operation, to the other navigation devices performing the coordinated operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Wada, Katsufumi Asai, Ikuo Akutagawa
  • Patent number: 10078847
    Abstract: A distribution device includes a distribution unit which distributes a control program for controlling content to be displayed on a user terminal, to the user terminal. The control program is a display program to be executed in the user terminal, and controls the user terminal to execute a sound playback procedure for playing back a sound when content is included in an area specified by the display program for displaying the content, a viewable area acquisition procedure for acquiring the area specified by the display program in the content as a viewable area, a display area determination procedure for determining whether a display area where a video is displayed corresponding to the content is positioned in the viewable area, and a video playback procedure for stopping playback of the sound and starting playback of the video, when determined that the display area is positioned in the viewable area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ai Matsubara, Eiji Sumitomo, Kazutaka Kimura, Kanta Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20180248844
    Abstract: The technologies described herein identify multiple electronic devices belonging to the same group. A computer system receives, from network accessing applications of a plurality of electronic devices, internet protocol (IP) trajectory information about the network accessing applications via a network. The IP trajectory information includes a user identifier, a list of IP addresses associated with each of the network accessing applications, and timestamps specifying times each of the network accessing applications accesses the network. The computer system identifies and removes commercial IP addresses from the list of IP addresses, analyzes IP trajectory information to retrieve a most commonly used IP address for each of the network accessing applications during a certain period, and determines that different network accessing applications belong to the same group if the most commonly used IP addresses for the different network accessing applications are the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: Yahoo Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Hao Cheng, Rohit Chandra, Jimmy Yang
  • Patent number: 10062088
    Abstract: An advertisement distribution device includes: an arrangement position acquisition unit configured to acquire an arrangement position on a display screen of a terminal to display advertisement information; an attention degree index extracting unit configured to extract an attention degree index of the arrangement position based on acquisition of a specific position on the display screen and an attention degree index of the specific position; an arrangement position ranking unit configured to rank a plurality of arrangement positions based on a plurality of attention degree indices extracted by the attention degree index extracting unit; a distribution information ranking unit configured to rank a plurality of pieces of advertisement information based on a predetermined ranking process; and a distribution unit configured to distribute the plurality of pieces of advertisement information based on the ranks of the plurality of pieces of advertisement information and the ranks of the plurality of arrangement posi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroki Shimora
  • Patent number: 10063646
    Abstract: A distribution destination terminal selecting unit selects, from among a plurality of user terminals of a target user, a user terminal having a high probability of achieving a certain level of results by a behavior of the target user toward content when the content is distributed, as a distribution destination terminal of the content, based on a behavioral history in a behavioral history storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tsutomu Sanada
  • Publication number: 20180239790
    Abstract: According to one aspect of an embodiment a provision device includes an acquisition unit that acquires a context representing a leading index to lead an impression of a given context. The provision device includes a specifying unit that specifies, from distributed representations of respective contexts that are generated on the basis of a relative connection multiple contexts have, other distributed representations having a given connection with a distributed representation of the given context and a distributed representation of the context representing the leading index. The provision device includes a provision unit that provides contexts corresponding to the other distributed representations that the specifying unit specifies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Manabu MIYASAKA, Masatsugu SHIDACHI, Akira TAJIMA
  • Publication number: 20180240146
    Abstract: According to one aspect of an embodiment a provision device includes a generation unit that generates a distributed representation of each context on the basis of a relative connection that multiple contexts have. The provision device includes a provision unit that provides information representing a change between a distributed representation of a given context that is generated before distribution information about the given context is distributed and a distributed representation of the given context that is generated after the distribution information is distributed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Manabu MIYASAKA, Masatsugu SHIDACHI, Akira TAJIMA
  • Publication number: 20180232780
    Abstract: A determination method according to the present application comprises acquiring a first advertisement from a first type advertisement distribution server that has a predetermined relationship with content that includes a predetermined ad spot displayed on a terminal device, requesting, by sending amount-of-money information that is based on a condition related to the first type advertisement distribution server, distribution of an advertisement from a second type advertisement distribution server, and determining, when the second advertisement has been acquired from the second type advertisement distribution server, to display the second advertisement on the ad spot and determines, when the second advertisement has not been acquired from the second type advertisement distribution server, to display the first advertisement on the ad spot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuki TAKI, Shunsaku ASANO
  • Patent number: 10051430
    Abstract: According to an embodiment a determination device through a clustering analysis of position history data incudes an estimation unit that, by conducting a clustering analysis on history data of pieces of geographical position information on Earth of a plurality of movable bodies that is obtained by a positioning device, based, on a horizontal position constituted of a latitude and a longitude and a lapse of time, acquires pieces of area information indicating a characteristic of geographical area in which there is a tendency for the movable bodies to be positioned, the history data being accumulated sequentially in a storage device with pieces of movable body identification information and pieces of timestamp information, and a determination unit that determines whether the movable body is present in a specified point in time and the geographical area, based on the pieces of area information acquired for one of the movable bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Naoya Bessho
  • Publication number: 20180219809
    Abstract: According to one aspect of an embodiment a selecting device includes an acquiring unit that acquires experience information that indicates experience of a user in a predetermined event. The selecting device includes a selecting unit that selects information to provide to the user based on the experience information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tetsuya MATSUZAKI
  • Publication number: 20180218391
    Abstract: Methods and systems to monitor viewable impressions of online advertisements are provided. A method includes receiving a request to provide an online advertisement for display on a user device. The method further includes providing an online advertisement viewability rules array to an online content publisher system in response to receiving the request. The online advertisement viewability rules array includes a plurality of rules, each rule of the plurality of rules including a definition of when a viewable impression of an online advertisement occurs on a user device. The method further includes receiving, through operation of the online content publisher system, data indicating a viewable impression of the online advertisement has occurred on the user device. The data is generated in response to a determination a viewable impression of the online advertisement has occurred on the user device according to at least one rule of the online advertisement viewability rules array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: Yahoo Holdings. Inc.
    Inventor: Ilya SLAIN
  • Publication number: 20180218382
    Abstract: Communication accounts may contain information such as account holder names, contact lists, and communication logs. Such information may be processed for generating features that may be used as corpus for a machine learning algorithm for developing classifiers of names. Specifically, names and contact names of the accounts may be arranged in to a document according to the manner in which account holders communicate with the contacts. The document may be used for generating word embedding of the names. Names prelabeled with ethnicity together with their word embedding may be used as training data for developing ethnicity classifiers based on machine learning algorithms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: Yahoo Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Junting Ye, Yifan Hu, Baris Coskun, Meizhu Liu, Steven Skiena
  • Publication number: 20180218392
    Abstract: Methods and systems for processing viewability metrics are provided. A method includes receiving, by a processor of an online advertising platform, online advertisement viewability metrics collected by a system of an online content publisher. The online advertisement viewability metrics indicate whether a user of a user device viewed an online advertisement provided to the user device. The method further includes dividing, by the processor of the online advertising platform, the received online advertisement viewability metrics into a first online advertisement viewability metric set and a second online advertisement viewability metric set. The method further includes providing, by the processor of the online advertising platform, the first online advertisement viewability metric set to a system of a third-party analytics provider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: Yahoo Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Ilya SLAIN
  • Patent number: 10037496
    Abstract: A numbered ticket information issuing system according to an embodiment includes a numbered ticket information issuing server. The numbered ticket information issuing server includes a numbered ticket information issuing unit and a numbered ticket information transmitting unit. The numbered ticket information issuing unit issues, when receiving, from a wireless terminal, a numbered ticket issue request containing information on a wireless device installed in a shop or a facility that provides a product or a service, numbered ticket information on the shop or the facility corresponding to the numbered ticket issue request. The numbered ticket information transmitting unit transmits the numbered ticket information issued by the numbered ticket information issuing unit to the wireless terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daishi Nakajima, Yuichi Shiga, Naoko Hiraya, Keita Imaeda
  • Patent number: 10025757
    Abstract: According to one aspect of an embodiment, an information display device includes a display unit configured to display first content and second content which are individual pieces of content side by side. The information display device includes a change unit configured to changes a display range of the first content and changes the second content to third content according to a change operation of changing a display range serving as a range in which the first content is displayed on a screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kensuke Takada, Soichi Tatsumi
  • Patent number: 10019141
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes a moving operation detecting unit and a first display position changing unit. The moving operation detecting unit detects a moving operation for requesting to move a text display region displayed in a display. When the moving operation detecting unit has detected the moving operation, the first display position changing unit moves a display position of the text display region in the display according to the moving operation in a state where a cursor position in the display is maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Suzuki, Kazumasa Okabe
  • Patent number: 10019735
    Abstract: An advertisement distribution apparatus according to an embodiment includes a user information table, a determining unit, a request unit, and a distribution unit. The user information table stores user information about a user. When the advertisement distribution apparatus is accessed by a user terminal, the determining unit determines whether the user information of the user of the user terminal has been stored in the user information table. When the determining unit determines that the user information has not been stored in the storage unit, the request unit requests an information provision apparatus to transmit the user information. When the determining unit determines that the user information has not been stored in the storage unit, the distribution unit distributes advertisement content to the user terminal using the user information which is acquired from the information provision apparatus by the request unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Tajima, Koji Tsukamoto, Hidehito Gomi, Hiroshi Nishikawa, Taisuke Fujimoto
  • Publication number: 20180182030
    Abstract: A determination device disclosed herein includes an acquiring unit, a specifying unit, and a determination unit. The acquiring unit acquires account information that is information related to a transaction of an account opened by a first company and evaluation information that is information related to evaluations of companies. The specifying unit specifies, based on the account information acquired by the acquiring unit, a second company that has a deposit/withdrawal transaction with the first company. The determination unit determines, based on the evaluation information related to the second company specified by the specifying unit and based on the information related to the deposit/withdrawal transaction between the first company and the second company, the creditworthiness of the first company.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kyosuke ARAI, Shinichiro SEGA, Yohei YAMAUE
  • Publication number: 20180173726
    Abstract: A generation device according to the subject application includes an acquiring unit and a generating unit. The acquiring unit acquires multiple pieces of vector information that correspond to each search target during the proximity search. The generating unit generates multiple pieces of centroid information, in which each piece of vector information is related in accordance with a distance for vector quantization, based on multiple pieces of vector information acquired by the acquiring unit such that a difference in the number of pieces of vector information related to each piece of centroid information falls within a predetermined value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masajiro IWASAKI
  • Publication number: 20180174184
    Abstract: According to one aspect of an embodiment a decision device refers to condition information, in which a plurality of conditions that indicates an attribute of a distribution destination of predetermined information and that includes a condition in which an allowable range is set is represented by a Boolean operation expression, and that determines whether the attribute information matches the plurality of the conditions. The decision device determines, when it is determined that, from among the plurality of the conditions, the attribute information matches the condition in which the allowable range is set, whether the attribute information satisfies the allowable range that is set in the condition. The decision device decides, based on determination results obtained by the first determination unit and the second determination unit, whether the predetermined information is a distribution target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki NARUKAWA, Masayuki YANO, Naoki ISHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20180174183
    Abstract: According to one aspect of an embodiment a calculation device includes a determination unit that determines whether each of the pieces of the attribute information matches each of the conditions. The calculation device includes a decision unit that decides, on the basis of whether the continuous values included in the index information that is associated with the condition determined to be matched with the attribute information continue up to the predetermined value, whether the predetermined information is specified as the distribution target. The calculation device includes a calculation unit that calculates by using the coefficient that is included in the index information and that is associated with the condition that is determined to be matched with the attribute information, a priority at the time of distribution of the predetermined information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Youhei MORISHITA, Naoki ISHIKAWA, Masayuki YANO
  • Publication number: 20180174217
    Abstract: An intermediate support system includes a receiving unit that receives, from a first user, a purchase request for a product or a service sold in a store; a user extracting unit that extracts a second user who is at least one of a user who is currently visiting the store and a user who is highly likely to visit the store; and an intermediating unit that sends, based on the purchase request received by the receiving unit, to a terminal device that is used by the second user extracted by the user extracting unit, information that requests to purchase the product or the service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takamitsu IRIYAMA
  • Patent number: 10000217
    Abstract: The present application provides techniques including a notification-needed information presenting apparatus that includes at least one information presenting unit capable of presenting information to an occupant of a vehicle, a notification-needed information acquiring unit that acquires notification-needed information, which is information that the occupant needs to be notified of through the information presenting unit in relation to operation of the vehicle, an occupant behavior determining unit that determines behavior of the occupant toward the information presenting unit, and a presentation controlling unit that controls the information presenting unit to present the notification-needed information to the occupant in accordance with the behavior of the occupant determined by the occupant behavior determining unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ikuo Kitagishi
  • Patent number: 10003859
    Abstract: A distribution device includes a distribution unit that distributes a content including a control program to a user terminal. The control program causes the user terminal to execute an acquisition procedure for acquiring an area of the content, the area being displayed by a browser program, as a viewable area, a determination procedure for determining whether or not a display area where a video is displayed, the display area being included in the content, is located in the viewable area, and a playback procedure for starting playback of the video if the display area is located in the viewable area and the situation of the user terminal is a predetermined situation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eiji Sumitomo, Kanta Suzuki, Kazutaka Kimura
  • Patent number: 9990657
    Abstract: According to one aspect of an embodiment, an information display device includes a display unit configured to display first content and second content in a display region so as to overlap each other. The information display device includes a change unit configured to change the second content to third content, depending on a position where a predetermined region included in the first content is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke Kobayashi, Tatsuaki Suzuki, Kensuke Takada
  • Publication number: 20180150759
    Abstract: A calculation device according to the present application includes an acquiring unit and a calculation unit. The acquiring unit that acquires a plurality of pieces of first triple information indicating a relationship related to three types of elements and a plurality of pieces of second triple information obtained based on a conceptual system in the plurality of pieces of the first triple information. The calculation unit that calculates statistical information related to the plurality of pieces of the first triple information based on the number of pieces of the first triple information associated with each of the plurality of pieces of the second triple information acquired by the acquiring unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kiyoshi NITTA, Iztok SAVNIK
  • Patent number: 9984390
    Abstract: According to one aspect of an embodiment, an information display device includes a display unit configured to display first content in a region which accounts for a predetermined proportion of a display region and displays second content in another region. The information display device includes a detection unit configured to detect an inclination of the information display device. The information display device includes a change unit configured to change the proportion of the region in which the first content is displayed and the proportion of the region in which the second content is displayed in the display region, depending on the detection result of the detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke Kobayashi, Tatsuaki Suzuki, Kensuke Takada
  • Patent number: 9984400
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus, method, and program that control an electronic data exchange. The apparatus, method, and program involve receiving user information on an information provider or a provider terminal from the provider terminal used by the information provider. The user information received is stored in a memory. In the case of accepting an acquisition request for the user information from a user terminal used by an information user, the system controls whether to provide the user information corresponding to the acquisition request to the user terminal and transmits a reward to the information provider which is a transmission source of the provided user information based on factor information which affects a value of the user information stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Teruhiko Teraoka, Hidehito Gomi, Kota Tsubouchi
  • Publication number: 20180144043
    Abstract: A creating device according to the present application includes an acquiring unit, and a creating unit. The acquiring unit acquires a plurality of pieces of triple information indicating a relationship related to three types of elements. The creating unit creates, from among the pieces of the triple information acquired by the acquiring unit, association information that associates a triple information group having a predetermined relationship related to the three types of elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kiyoshi NITTA, Iztok SAVNIK
  • Publication number: 20180146340
    Abstract: According to an embodiment a determination device through a clustering analysis of position history data incudes an estimation unit that, by conducting a clustering analysis on history data of pieces of geographical position information on Earth of a plurality of movable bodies that is obtained by a positioning device, based on a horizontal position constituted of a latitude and a longitude and a lapse of time, acquires pieces of area information indicating a characteristic of geographical area in which there is a tendency for the movable bodies to be positioned, the history data being accumulated sequentially in a storage device with pieces of movable body identification information and pieces of timestamp information, and a determination unit that determines whether the movable body is present in a specified point in time and the geographical area, based on the pieces of area information acquired for one of the movable bodies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Naoya BESSHO
  • Publication number: 20180137421
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus discloses herein includes an acquiring unit and an estimating unit. The acquiring unit acquires a plurality of pieces of identity information including a keyword based on an operation performed by a user. The estimating unit estimates an age group of the user based on the plurality of pieces of identity information acquired by the acquiring unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryotaro TAKEDA, Takuya NOMURA
  • Publication number: 20180137542
    Abstract: A system for generating an advertisement is provided. The system may receive an advertisement request from a client device and select an advertisement from a database in response to the advertisement request. The system may identify an advertiser web server associated with the advertisement, for example a landing page. The system may retrieve a picture from the advertiser web server and integrate the picture with the advertisement to generate an enhanced advertisement. The system may serve the enhanced advertisement to the client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: Yahoo Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald Pesavento, Sachin Sudhakar Farfade, Venkat Kumar Reddy Barakam, Ramu Adapala, Sripathi Ramadurai, Pierre Garrigues
  • Patent number: 9972033
    Abstract: A distribution apparatus includes a receiving unit and a distributing unit. The receiving unit receives an acquisition request for a first content. The distributing unit distributes the first content displayed with a second content and control information that causes a region of the second content that does not overlap the first content to be displayed in a selectable state and causes a region of the second content overlapping the first content to be displayed so as to overlap the first content in a non-selectable state, when the acquisition request is received by the receiving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuki Nakayama, Narae Lee, Tatsuaki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9971402
    Abstract: An information processing system includes an acquiring unit that acquires motion information indicating a current motion of a user, a determining unit that compares the motion information acquired by the acquiring unit with standard information indicating a motion of the user in a predetermined state to determine the presence or absence of a state change of the user, and a calculating unit that, when the determining unit determines that a state change is present, calculates an area that the user visually recognizes based on sight line information concerning a sight line of the user contained in the motion information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kota Tsubouchi, Kentaro Nishi
  • Publication number: 20180129710
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to the present application includes a classification unit, a conversion unit, a label acquiring unit. The classification unit that classifies a feature vector by using a classification vector, the feature vector being converted from target data. The conversion unit that converts the feature vector into an embedding vector in accordance with a conversion rule according to classification performed by the classification unit. The label acquiring unit that acquires, as one or more labels to be provided to the target data, one or more labels acquired based on the embedding vector converted by the conversion unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yukihiro TAGAMI
  • Publication number: 20180126272
    Abstract: A virtual-reality providing system disclosed herein includes a terminal apparatus and a server apparatus. The terminal apparatus generates a first content based on an instruction that is based on a user operation, the first content being obtained by rendering one or more objects belonging to a first category among a plurality of objects. The server apparatus generates a second content based on the instruction received from the terminal apparatus to transmit the generated second content to the terminal apparatus, the second content being obtained by rendering one or more objects belonging to a second category among the plurality of objects, wherein the terminal apparatus synthesizes the first and second contents to generate a third content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenji HIRUTA
  • Patent number: 9965777
    Abstract: An advertisement distribution management apparatus according to an embodiment includes a detection unit, a storage unit, and an acceptance unit. The detection unit detects information on a wireless terminal which exists in a communication area of a wireless LAN access point and which satisfies a predetermined condition. The storage unit stores information on the wireless terminal detected by the detection unit and attribute information set to the wireless LAN access point in association with each other. The acceptance unit accepts an order request of an advertisement distribution that specifies the attribute information on the basis of the information on the wireless terminal stored in the storage unit in association with the specified attribute information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ririse Taki, Shouichi Iiduka, Akira Satou
  • Patent number: 9959255
    Abstract: A system can stream content items and ad items to a user interface of a client-side application (such as a web browser) without refreshing the user interface and by requesting such items from a local cache and/or a remote cache associated with the client-side application or the user interface. The remote cache can operate much like a local cache for the client-side application or the user interface. Items can be streamed to a user interface without refreshing the user interface and by requesting such items from a remote cache dedicated to caching the items that can be presented by the user interface. Because the tracking of such items and the tracking of the interactions with such items creates such large amounts of data, communicating the tracked data may be impracticable without use of a system that can effectively compress associated instrumentation data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: YAHOO HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventor: Timothy Michael Tully
  • Patent number: 9959646
    Abstract: According to one aspect of an embodiment, an information display device includes a display unit that displays first content in a display region. The information display device includes a detection unit configured to detect a physical state of a terminal device. The information display device includes a display control unit configured to direct the display unit to display second new content in the display region while changing a display mode of the first content, on the basis of the detection result of the detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chiemi Taki, Daisuke Kobayashi, Keisuke Kimura, Tatsuaki Suzuki, Kensuke Takada