Yahoo Patents

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  • Patent number: 10318996
    Abstract: An auction apparatus according to the application includes a plan receiving unit and an auction providing unit. The plan receiving unit receives plan information indicating a plan of content from a content creator who creates the content. The auction providing unit presents the plan information received by the plan receiving unit and provides an auction service in which bid targets are a right to display an advertisement in an advertising space that is set to the content and a right to replace the advertisement displayed in the advertising space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru Takata, Nobuyuki Akashi, Akira Tajima, Koji Tsukamoto, Nari Woo, Akihiro Tanabe, Shinichiro Sega, Rin Katou
  • Patent number: 10313830
    Abstract: An information processing device according to the present application includes an acquisition unit and a determination unit. The acquisition unit acquires time-series position information acquired by a terminal device. The determination unit determines whether relation between one or more pieces of interest position information included in the time-series position information acquired by the acquisition unit and prior or posterior position information in time series satisfies a predetermined criterion, and determines whether to hold the interest position information based on a determination result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN COPRPORATION
    Inventors: Ryota Namiki, Kota Tsubouchi, Yoshimitsu Sakui
  • Patent number: 10311484
    Abstract: A data processing device according to the present application includes a reception unit, a first memory unit, a second memory unit, and a storage unit. The reception unit receives user information relating to a user using a user terminal by being triggered upon an access of the user terminal to an information providing device. The first memory unit stores the user information that is received by the reception unit. The storage unit stores the user information in a management area of a second memory unit that is different for each information providing device that is a trigger for reception of the user information stored in the first memory unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kouji Yamada, Hiroaki Miyanaga, Tetsuya Hibino
  • Patent number: 10303346
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes cursor control, display position change, and range selection units. When switching operation for switching to a selection mode for selecting characters included in a display region displayed in a display unit is detected, the cursor control unit displays another cursor different from a cursor displayed in the display region. When moving operation for moving the display region is detected in the selection mode, the display position change unit maintains one cursor at an original display position or a certain position near the original display position in the display unit, and moves a display position of the display region together with the other cursor in accordance with the moving operation. The range selection unit determines, to be a selection range, a region between the one cursor and the other after the movement of the display position of the display region by the display position change unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryuki Sakamoto, Kenji Suzuki, Kazumasa Okabe
  • Publication number: 20190156846
    Abstract: According to one aspect of an embodiment a creating device includes an estimating unit that estimates a predetermined range that is included in an observation signal and in which a predetermined signal is included. The creating device includes a creating unit that creates, based on an enhancement range in which the predetermined signal included in a signal included in the predetermined range has been enhanced, a filter that is used to enhance a signal having the same characteristic as that of the predetermined signal from a range other than the predetermined range that is included in the observation signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke KIDA, Tran DUNG
  • Publication number: 20190156451
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to the present application includes an acquiring unit and a deciding unit. The acquiring unit acquires attribute information on a user. The deciding unit decides, based on the attribute information acquired by the acquiring unit, a placement position in which a virtual riding point that corresponds to a riding point that is used for the user to ride in a moving vehicle and that is virtually set is placed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ikuo KITAGISHI, Atsushi HASHIMOTO, Takanori HIROHASHI, Yuki TAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190156258
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to the present application includes a specifying unit and a deciding unit. The specifying unit specifies a placement available position that is a position in which a virtual riding point that corresponds to a riding point that is used to ride in a moving vehicle and that is virtually set can be placed. The deciding unit decides, based on the placement available position specified by the specifying unit, the placement position in which the virtual riding point is placed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ikuo KITAGISHI, Taro WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20190156588
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to the present application includes an acquiring unit and a providing unit. The acquiring unit acquires a usage situation of a user who has used a moving vehicle. The providing unit provides, in accordance with the usage situation acquired by the acquiring unit, a predetermined incentive to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ikuo KITAGISHI
  • Publication number: 20190156248
    Abstract: According to one aspect of an embodiment a learning apparatus includes a generating unit that generates a model. The model includes an encoder that encodes input information. The model includes a vector generating unit that generates a vector by applying a predetermined matrix to the information encoded by the encoder. The model includes a decoder that generates information corresponding to the information from the vector. The learning apparatus includes a learning unit that, when predetermined input information is input to the model, learns the model such that the model outputs output information corresponding to the input information and the predetermined matrix serves as a dictionary matrix of the input information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Riku TOGASHI
  • Patent number: 10296357
    Abstract: A terminal device according to the present application includes an acceptance unit, a detection unit, and a storage unit. The acceptance unit accepts a specifying operation for specifying a piece of content related to a first application. The detection unit detects a predetermined executing operation after the acceptance unit accepts the specifying operation. Upon detection of the executing operation by the detection unit, the storage unit stores the piece of content specified by the specifying operation in a storage region used by a second application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koichi Sawada, Ayaka Hirano, Shinya Kato
  • Patent number: 10296942
    Abstract: An advertisement choosing device chooses an advertisement to be displayed in a display space of a predetermined size. The advertisement choosing device includes an advertisement storing unit and an advertisement choosing unit. The advertisement storing unit stores therein sizes of multiple advertisements of various sizes. The advertisement choosing unit chooses, from among the multiple advertisements, one or more advertisements whose total size is equal to or less than the size of the display space as the advertisement to be displayed in the display space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Tajima, Koji Tsukamoto
  • Publication number: 20190147470
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to the present application includes a reception unit, a decision unit, and a transmitting unit. The reception unit receives from a user terminal an order request, including information on a moving body that makes an on-the-spot sale, for a product to be sold at the on-the-spot sale. The decision unit decides a price of the product in accordance with the information, received by the reception unit, on the moving body. The transmitting unit transmits, to the user terminal, the price decided by the decision unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yosuke SHIRAISHI, Tomohito TAKUSARI, Kotaro UEMURA, Atsushi HOSODA
  • Patent number: 10292071
    Abstract: According to one aspect of an embodiment an information providing device includes a communication unit that communicates with a terminal device used by a user. The information providing device includes an information provision control unit that generates provided information provided to the user in the terminal device and optionally including congestion information presenting a congestion condition and cause the communication unit to transmit the generated provided information to the terminal device. The information providing device includes a derivation unit that derives sensitivity with respect to the congestion information based on information received by the communication unit from the terminal device after the provided information including the congestion information has been transmitted. The information provision control unit of the information providing device generates the provided information based on the sensitivity derived by the derivation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takamitsu Iriyama, Kazuhiro Ninomiya, Michitaka Ohno
  • Publication number: 20190122099
    Abstract: According to one aspect of an embodiment a learning apparatus includes a first acquiring unit that acquires first output information that is output by an output layer when predetermined input information is input to a model that includes an input layer, a plurality of intermediate layers, and the output layer. The learning apparatus includes a second acquiring unit that acquires intermediate output information that is based on pieces of intermediate information that are output by the plurality of intermediate layers when the input information is input to the model. The learning apparatus includes a learning unit that learns the model based on the first output information and the intermediate output information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tran DUNG, Kenichi ISO
  • Publication number: 20190122252
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are disclosed for predicting potential effectiveness of query-triggered internet advertisements received from different web page publishers using a deep learning neural network language model for clustering queries, and for automatically adjusting bids for advertisements by advertisers based on the predicted potential effectiveness. Using query-clusters rather than queries for adjusting bids for advertisements allows for more accurate and more consistent bidding strategy despite of sparsity in historical advertisement performance data, higher return on investments for the advertisers, and higher revenue for the publishers of the advertisements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: Yahoo Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Suleyman Cetintas, Jian Yang, Ben Shahshahani
  • Publication number: 20190121534
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable recording medium having stored therein an information control program that causes a computer to execute: determining whether predetermined operation of touching a display screen of a terminal device is performed and thereafter maintaining operation of maintaining a state, in which the display screen is touched as a result of performing the predetermined operation, is being performed; and controlling including continuing second change operation that is based on first change operation when it is determined, at the determining, that the maintaining operation is being performed, the first change operation being operation started in accordance with the predetermined operation and performed for changing predetermined information related to a content displayed on the display screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshiki SUGISAKI
  • Publication number: 20190122117
    Abstract: According to one aspect of an embodiment a learning device includes a learning unit that learns an encoder that includes an input layer to which input information is input, a plurality of intermediate layers that extract features of the input information from output of the input layer in a stepwise manner, and an output layer that outputs the features of the input information extracted by the plurality of intermediate layers. The learning unit learns an applier that applies, to output of the encoder, an attention matrix including a plurality of column components that are based on a plurality of attributes extracted by the plurality of intermediate layers. The learning unit learns a decoder that generates output information corresponding to the input information from the output of the encoder to which the attention matrix has been applied by the applier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tasuku MIYAZAKI, Hayato KOBAYASHI, Kohei SUGAWARA, Masaki NOGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190114677
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are disclosed for predicting a dynamic floor price for increasing cleared revenue cleared after a winning bid is determined in an online bid auction. The dynamic floor price is predicted from a cascading classifier strategy implemented through a series of cascading machine learning based classifier models that have been trained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: Yahoo Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhihui Xie, Kuang-chih Lee, Junwei Pan
  • Publication number: 20190090083
    Abstract: A boarding intention determination device according to the present application includes an acquisition unit and a determination unit. The acquisition unit acquires a positional relationship between boarding position information representing a boarding spot for boarding a mobile object and user position information representing a current position of a user. The determination unit determines whether the user has an intention to board the mobile object based on the positional relationship that is acquired by the acquisition unit and behavior information representing behaviors of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ikuo KITAGISHI, Taro WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20190080348
    Abstract: A system and method enable exploration of cold ads in an online information system. Cold ads are ads that are new to the system and do not yet have reliable click through rate (CTR) estimates or click probabilities. The method and system selectively boost the click probabilities of cold ads to increase their likelihood of participating in and winning an auction so that the cold ad get more impressions, but without adversely affecting revenue in a production environment when cold ads are introduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: Yahoo Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Parikshit SHAH, Ming YANG, Sachidanand ALLE, Adwait RATNAPARKHI, Ben SHAHSHAHANI, Rohit CHANDRA
  • Publication number: 20190074004
    Abstract: An information processing device according to the present application includes an extraction unit and a subsequent stage generation unit. The extraction unit extracts a last conversation of a feedback utterance estimated to indicate a predetermined reaction of a second utterance subject relative to an utterance made by a first utterance subject, from a set of a plurality of conversations, based on a score assigned to the feedback utterance. The subsequent stage generation unit generates a subsequent stage classifier for deriving an index indicating a category of an unknown conversation, based on the last conversation extracted by the extraction unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chikara HASHIMOTO, Manabu SASSANO
  • Publication number: 20190074030
    Abstract: A voice extraction device according to the present invention includes a formation unit, an acquisition unit, an emphasis unit, a generation unit, and a selection unit. The formation unit forms directivity through beam-forming processing for each microphone in a microphone array including a plurality of microphones that form a plurality of channels. The acquisition unit acquires an observation signal that is a signal of voice received by each of the channels. The emphasis unit generates an emphasized signal by emphasizing the observation signal in accordance with the directivity formed by the formation unit. The generation unit generates, for each channel, frequency distribution of amplitude of the emphasized signal generated by the emphasis unit. The selection unit selects a channel corresponding to a voice signal used for voice recognition from among the channels based on the frequency distribution corresponding to the respective channels generated by the generation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Motoi OMACHI
  • Patent number: 10223712
    Abstract: There is provided an information providing apparatus including a reception unit, a provision determining unit, and a request reply unit. The reception unit receives provision availability information indicating whether provision of user information for an advertisement delivery apparatus is permitted from a user terminal accessing any one of a plurality of site providing apparatuses or the like. The provision determining unit determines whether the provision availability information corresponding to the user terminal represents a provision permission in a case where an acquisition request for the user information relating to the user terminal is received from the advertisement delivery apparatus. The request reply unit replies to the advertisement delivery apparatus with the user information of the user terminal in a case where the provision permission is determined to be represented by the provision determining unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidehito Gomi, Koji Tsukamoto
  • Publication number: 20190028833
    Abstract: An information processing device according to the present application includes an acquisition unit and a determination unit. The acquisition unit acquires time-series position information acquired by a terminal device. The determination unit determines whether relation between one or more pieces of interest position information included in the time-series position information acquired by the acquisition unit and prior or posterior position information in time series satisfies a predetermined criterion, and determines whether to hold the interest position information based on a determination result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryota NAMIKI, Kota TSUBOUCHI, Yoshimitsu SAKUI
  • Publication number: 20190019219
    Abstract: According to one aspect of an embodiment a determination apparatus includes a reception unit that receives a notification, indicating that a user has visited a certain facility, from a terminal apparatus having a notification function that outputs the notification when the user visits the facility. The determination apparatus includes an estimation unit that estimates, on the basis of a statistical relation between a history of number of the notifications and a history of a using state of the facility, number of users who are visiting the certain facility from number of the notifications received in a certain period. The determination apparatus includes a determination unit that determines whether a new user is able to use the certain facility on the basis of a determination result by the estimation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takamitsu IRIYAMA
  • Patent number: 10181155
    Abstract: An evaluation device according to the present application includes an acquisition unit and an evaluation unit. The acquisition unit acquires information related to an enterprise among information which is based on user behavior on a communication network. The evaluation unit evaluates credit of the enterprise based on the information acquired by the acquisition unit. For example, the acquisition unit acquires, as the information which is based on user behavior on the communication network, information transmitted from a user in utilization of a service which is provided by various websites and which is related to the enterprise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toru Takata
  • Patent number: 10176590
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus according to the present application includes a reception unit and a specification unit. The reception unit receives image data produced through image capturing by a predetermined image capturing apparatus and including an elliptical figure. The specification unit performs projection transform of the image data so that the elliptical figure included in the image data received by the reception unit appears to be an exact circle, and specifies, based on characteristic information on the exact circle obtained through the projection transform, the exact circle to be a marker used in predetermined processing on the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryuuki Sakamoto, Shinichi Higashino
  • Patent number: 10176490
    Abstract: An advertisement distribution control apparatus according to an embodiment includes a view count determination unit and a distribution/non-distribution decision unit. The view count determination unit determines the number of views of content information being distributed. The distribution/non-distribution decision unit decides whether or not to distribute advertisement information to terminal apparatuses viewing the content information based on the number of views determined by the view count determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazutaka Kimura, Kanta Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10175907
    Abstract: A storage device according to the present application includes a receiving unit and a control unit. The receiving unit receives a write request for writing a file with a specified directory name. The control unit writes the file in association with a directory of the specified directory name into a memory device, within a range up to an upper limit set for the number of files to be written in the memory device in association with each directory, in response to the write request received by the receiving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasuharu Goto
  • Publication number: 20190005399
    Abstract: According to one aspect of an embodiment a learning device includes an acquisition unit that acquires a plurality of pieces of input information of different classifications. The learning device includes a learning unit that learns a model as a model when the pieces of input information are inputted, outputs a plurality of pieces of output information corresponding to the respective pieces of input information. The model includes a plurality of encoding parts that generate pieces of characteristic information indicating characteristics of the pieces of input information from the pieces of input information. The model includes a synthesizing part that generates synthesized information obtained by synthesizing the pieces of characteristic information generated by the encoding parts. The model includes a plurality of decoding parts that generate pieces of output information of different classifications from the synthesized information generated by the synthesizing part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaki NOGUCHI, Ryo NAKAI, Hayato KOBAYASHI, Yukihiro TAGAMI, Kazuma MURAO
  • Publication number: 20180364047
    Abstract: An estimation device includes a detecting unit that detects acceleration; an acquiring unit that acquires a feature value that is based on the acceleration; and an estimation unit that estimates a speed based on a limit value of the feature value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Munehiro AZAMI
  • Patent number: 10154114
    Abstract: A delivery apparatus according to the present application includes a receiving unit and a delivering unit. The receiving unit receives a delivery request for content from a terminal device. The delivering unit delivers the content corresponding to the delivery request, and user information that is related to a user who is using the terminal device and that is to be added to the content to the terminal device. For example, the delivering unit delivers the user information corresponding to an attribute that is selected from attributes related to the user, based on a correlation with the content, to the terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masatoshi Wakizaki
  • Patent number: 10129236
    Abstract: A determination apparatus according to an embodiment includes a receiving unit, an acquisition unit, and a determination unit. The receiving unit receives a request for authentication of identity of a user who uses a terminal device. The acquisition unit acquires context information that is information indicating a context of the terminal device. The determination unit performs determination related to authentication requested by the terminal device, on the basis of the context information acquired by the acquisition unit. For example, the determination unit determines whether an authentication procedure for an authentication request received by the receiving unit is needed on the basis of a change between context information that is acquired upon reception of an authentication request by the receiving unit and context information that has been acquired upon reception of a past authentication request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidehito Gomi, Teruhiko Teraoka
  • Patent number: 10121154
    Abstract: An information display apparatus includes a display unit configured to display first content and a part of second content that is a moving image in an overlapping manner. The information display apparatus includes a change unit configured to change a displayed area of the second content while reproducing the second content in a case where an area in which the first content is displayed is selected by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Daisuke Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10116449
    Abstract: A generation device according to the present application includes a storage unit and a generation unit. The storage unit stores information regarding an authentication module that carries out the authentication based on a result of the verification between registration data registered in advance and predetermined input data. The generation unit controls the generation of authentication result information which is information generated from the verification result acquired from the authentication module while serving as information to be processed through a specific authentication procedure used between the generation unit and an authentication server that carries out the personal authentication of a user using the authentication module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidehito Gomi, Hiroshi Ueno, Shuji Yamaguchi, Takashi Kusumi, Masato Kawasaki, Wataru Ogami, Yusuke Kondo
  • Patent number: 10115132
    Abstract: A distribution apparatus includes a memory and a processor programmed to distribute control information and a first content to a terminal apparatus. The control information causes the terminal apparatus to execute displaying the first content superimposed onto a second content in a first display mode, the second content having a higher transparency than the first content; detecting an input operation causing the first content to move relative to the display region; in response to the detected input operation and the first content moving, changing the first display mode to a second display mode by changing a transparency of at least one of the first content and the second content, such that the first content and the second content are visible in the display region; and in response to completion of the input operation and the first content not moving, changing the second display mode to the first display mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsuaki Suzuki, Daisuke Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10107629
    Abstract: An information processing system according to the present application comprises a user terminal and a server apparatus, the user terminal including a magnetic field measuring unit that measures magnetic fields, a movement measuring unit that measures manners of movement, and an output unit that outputs the measured magnetic fields and results of the measurement performed by the movement measuring unit while associating each of the measured magnetic fields and a corresponding one of the measurement results with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Ninomiya, Shinsuke Sato, Miyuki Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20180300389
    Abstract: An estimation device according to the present application includes an acquiring unit and an estimation unit. The acquiring unit acquires user relationship information indicating a similarity relationship between a plurality of users. The estimation unit estimates, based on feeling information on a similar user who is similar to one of the users in the user relationship information acquired by the acquiring unit, a feeling of the one of the users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: Yahoo Japan Corporation
    Inventor: Akira TAJIMA
  • 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: D832281
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Noburo Kagatsume, Miyuki Oshima
  • Patent number: D834046
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Keiko Matsumura
  • Patent number: D837809
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Noburo Kagatsume, Miyuki Oshima
  • Patent number: D837810
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
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