Yahoo Patent Applications

Patents granted to Yahoo by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20170273047
    Abstract: A terminal device that includes a first execution unit that executes a first application having a navigation function for a user in a vehicle, and a second execution unit that executes a second application having a transmission function and a reception function of a message, and the second execution unit automatically replies to the message in cooperation with the first application in a case where the second execution unit receives the message to the second application while the vehicle is being driven.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Miho ANAN, Yasuaki HYODO, Takamitsu IRIYAMA, Shinsuke SATO
  • Publication number: 20170272835
    Abstract: A decision device for switching a digital data packet stream according to the present application includes an acquiring unit and a decision unit. An acquiring unit acquires, as feature information associated with a first digital data packet stream that is transmitted via an information and telecommunications network, the length of playback time in a case where the digital data packet stream is played back by rendering at a standard playback rate. A decision unit decides, on the basis of the length of the playback time acquired by the acquiring unit, a time position in which a playback target is switched temporarily from the first digital data packet stream to a second digital data packet stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Junki OSANAI
  • Publication number: 20170270683
    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: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: Yahoo Japan Corporation
    Inventors: Ryuuki SAKAMOTO, Shinichi HIGASHINO
  • Publication number: 20170270097
    Abstract: According to one aspect of an embodiment a determination apparatus includes an association unit that associates three words between which association is to be determined, on a distributed representation space. The determination apparatus includes a determination unit that determines association between the three words as an angle defined by the three words associated with each other on the distributed representation space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hayato KOBAYASHI, Takashi MIYAZAKI, Yuusuke WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20170270592
    Abstract: A control apparatus for a man-machine interaction according to the present application includes a first processing unit and a second processing unit. The first processing unit acquires detection information detected using a sensor as a receptor by an artifact including an interface configured to perform a man-machine conversational interaction with a user, using the sensor and an effector as an output apparatus, the detection information indicating a status of the interaction. The second processing unit, based on the detection information acquired by the first processing unit, controls the interaction by an electronic information processing apparatus including a storage apparatus by controlling at least one of reading and writing from and to data stored in the storage apparatus and processing on the data and the output apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiro OSADA, Asuka NOGAMI
  • Publication number: 20170270433
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to the present application includes an acquisition unit and a generation unit. The acquisition unit acquires, when a user performs one of specific behaviors respectively having a plurality of types, information on a behavior of the user performed on a terminal device and information on context associated with the user. The generation unit executes machine learning by using, as feature amounts, information on each of the specific behaviors and the information on the context, to generate a learning model of the behavior of the user performed on the terminal device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kota TSUBOUCHI, Masaya TAJI
  • Publication number: 20170262895
    Abstract: An advertising apparatus receives requirements for searching documents, acquires, for each of the requirements, a first list that arranges in ascending order document numbers, each of which is associated with a corresponding one of the documents and extracts starting document numbers of the respective requirements of the first list to thereby prepare a second list. Each starting document number totals a count that satisfies a minimum requirement count that represents the number of requirements required for the document to be searched. When a maximum document number among the document numbers belonging to the second list matches another document number, the advertising apparatus retains the other document number in the second list, and when another document number does not match the maximum document number, the advertising apparatus replaces the other document number with any other document number in the first list to which the other document number belongs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kensho HIRASAWA, Tatsuya UCHIYAMA, Hiroki NARUKAWA
  • Publication number: 20170262878
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are disclosed for determining the quality of traffic received from different web page publishers, and setting a pricing structure for the different traffic based on the determined quality of traffic. Accurately determining the quality of traffic and/or clicks from different publishers allows the network system described herein to offer a fair marketplace with just return on investments (ROI) for advertisers, and offer a robust and accurate traffic quality based pricing model for publishers. Internet based technology, and in particular deep learning techniques available through a neural network, are utilized to determine the pricing structure based on click and/or web page traffic quality measurements generated through the deep learning techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Suleyman CETINTAS, Pengyuan WANG, Jian YANG, Puneet Mohan SANGAL
  • Publication number: 20170249311
    Abstract: Methods and devices for assessing the quality of user-generated content are described. In one embodiment, a method is disclosed for measuring the quality of a user-generated answer to a question by combining various factors, including question-answer surface word vector similarity, question-answer explicit semantic analysis vector similarity, answer-answer explicit sematic analysis vector similarity, query performance predictor, sentiment analysis, textual analysis of the answer, and reputation of the answerer. The method uses a learning procedure to determine the best algorithm for measuring the overall quality of the answer based on these factors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Applicant: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Pelleg, Oleg Rokhlenko, Idan Szpektor, Yuval David Pinter, David Carmel, Shirin Oskooi, Somesh Jain, Archit Shrivastava
  • Publication number: 20170245114
    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: February 10, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Naoya BESSHO
  • Publication number: 20170241786
    Abstract: According to one aspect of an embodiment an estimation device includes a detection unit that detects a predetermined physical state that is produced at a time of movement. The estimation device includes an estimation unit that estimates a moving velocity from a state detected by the detection unit, by using a learner that has learned a velocity zone with the physical state being produced therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuki OHIRA, Munehiro AZAMI
  • Publication number: 20170243288
    Abstract: A delivery apparatus according to the present application includes an acquisition unit, a generation unit, and a delivery unit. The acquisition unit acquires user information that represents information relating to a user. The generation unit generates, using the user information acquired by the acquisition unit, loan information that represents information including loan terms for the user. The delivery unit delivers the loan information generated by the generation unit to a terminal apparatus that is used by the user by using, as a trigger, display of predetermined service content at the terminal apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kyosuke ARAI, Yosuke MORITA, Yuki KOMATSU, Saori KITAMURA
  • Publication number: 20170236161
    Abstract: An information processor includes a detecting unit (control unit), a presuming unit (control unit), and a control unit. The detecting unit detects, by detecting a transition of positional information on individual physical units by sensing with electromagnetic waves and a communication with electromagnetic waves, detects a flow of an aggregate of the physical units. The presuming unit presumes an attribute of the physical units, as an individual, part, or whole, included in the flow, based on the flow of the aggregate detected by the detecting unit. The control unit controls an output or physical action of information to or on the physical units, based on the attribute presumed by the presuming unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michitaka OHNO, Takamitsu IRIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20170228775
    Abstract: A learning apparatus according to the subject application includes an acquisition unit, a generating unit, and a specifying unit. The acquisition unit acquires terminal information that is information about a terminal device receiving information content. The generating unit generates a model indicating a tendency of predetermined behavior related to predetermined information content to be taken, by learning the relation between result information indicating whether the predetermined behavior related to the predetermined information content has been taken and terminal information acquired by the acquisition unit. The specifying unit specifies a terminal device to serve as a destination receiving the predetermined information content, based on the model generated by the generating unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenichi YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20170228457
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses are disclosed for adaptively generating a summary of web-based content based on an attribute of a mobile communication device having transmitted a request for the web-based content. By adaptively generating the summary based on an attribute of the mobile communication device such as an amount of visual space available or a number of characters permitted in the interface, a display of the web-based content may be controlled on the mobile communication device in a way that was not previously available. This enables control of displaying web-based content that has been adaptively generated to be displayed on limited display screens based on a learned attribute of the mobile communication device requesting the web-based content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Applicant: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Youssef Billawal, Yashar Mehdad, Dragomir Radev, Amanda Stent, Kapil Thadani
  • Publication number: 20170220220
    Abstract: An advertisement generation apparatus includes a generating unit that generates a page to be displayed on a terminal device that displays an advertisement on a screen. The page includes a content page and an advertising page that are superimposed one on top of the other, where the content page includes an advertising space such that the advertising space is to he scrolled on the screen according to operation, and the advertising page is greater in size than the advertising space. The page is configured to display the content page, and a part of the advertising page located within the advertising space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Natsume SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20170220617
    Abstract: Multi-thread systems and methods are described for concurrently handling requests to commit data updates to a database by a plurality of data transactions. The database preferably supports multi-versioning and the data transactions are preferably isolated by snapshot isolation. In one embodiment, concurrent and lock-free handling of requests to commit data updates includes performing two types of concurrent data conflict detection. A transaction proceeds to commit only if it passes both types of conflict detection. The first type of conflict detection is based on a hash map between data keys and their commit timestamps whereas the second type of conflict detection is based on a log that keeps track of the status of transactions whose requests to commit are actively being processed. In another embodiment, concurrent conflict detection for data items in concurrent transactions is broken down into buckets and locks are used for accessing each bucket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Applicant: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Bortnikov, Ohad Shacham, Idit Keidar
  • Publication number: 20170208497
    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: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takamitsu IRIYAMA, Kazuhiro NINOMIYA, Michitaka OHNO
  • Publication number: 20170193545
    Abstract: A filtering machine receives sponsored content and filters the sponsored content according to a quality metric generated by quality model circuitry and assigned to the instance of sponsored content. The quality model circuitry generates the quality metric in accordance with historical feedback received about other sponsored content and a collection of quality factors pertaining to the sponsored content. Based on the quality metric for the sponsored content, the filtering machine can effect service of the sponsored content to a user device for display thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Applicant: YAHOO! Inc.
    Inventors: Ke Zhou, Miriam Redi, Mounia Lalmas, Puneet Mohan Sangal
  • Publication number: 20170193107
    Abstract: Provided herein are mixed-media modules with functional layers that can be used to provided additional information to targeted audience. Systems and methods are disclosed for performing processing involved with search, such as processing search information to return search results. In one exemplary implementation, there is provided a method for processing information to return search results including mixed-media media presentation(s) selectable by a user. Moreover, such method may involve user interaction to manipulate the presentation, display various media and/or effect other functionality. Further implementations may involve generation of interactive, visually rich mixed-media content of high information density providing improved user experience and/or improved value to various participants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Applicants: Qwiki, Inc., YAHOO! INC
    Inventors: Doug IMBRUCE, Owen BOSSOLA, Rasmus KNUTTSSON, Tommy CHHENG, Hakim EL HATTAB
  • Publication number: 20170185901
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for building a user model. The system includes a processor and a non-transitory storage medium accessible to the processor. The processor is configured to obtain user data from a database, where the user data include user behavior for a plurality of apps installed on one or more user terminals. The processor selects at least one rating parameters using the user data, where the at least one rating parameters indicates a rating of relevant app usage. The system builds the user model based on a rating matrix comprising the at least one rating parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Ayman FARAHAT, Tarun BHATIA
  • Publication number: 20170186024
    Abstract: Network devices, methods, and programs identify similar subjects based on physiological characteristics to predict income and expense trends. The devices, methods, and programs receive a user profile from a user terminal via a network interface, the user profile identifying physiological characteristics of the user and an age of the user, and compare the physiological characteristics of the received user profile with physiological characteristics in stored subject profiles to identify a subject having similar physiological characteristics to the user. The devices, methods, and programs analyze expense information that is associated with the identified subject to determine a trend of the expense of the identified subject, and generate a proposal including a predicted future expense trend for the user based on the determined trend and the user's age. The devices, methods, and programs then transmit the generated proposal to the user terminal via the network interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohito TAKUSARI, Yasuyoshi ABE, Hiromoto ONE, Takafumi KUROHARA, Yosuke SHIRAISHI
  • Publication number: 20170178029
    Abstract: A learning device includes a classification unit that classifies data to be determined by using a learner configured to classify data based on a predetermined feature among features included in the data. The learning device includes an estimation unit that estimates, from classification results according to the classification unit, the behavior of the probability of a mistake occurring in the classification results according to the classification unit based on a large deviation principle. The learning device includes a determination unit that determines, based on the behavior estimated by the estimation unit, whether to add a new feature to an object to be learned for the learner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinkichi HORIE
  • Publication number: 20170160088
    Abstract: A determination device includes a detection unit that detects acceleration. The determination device includes a setting unit that sets a reference direction based on the acceleration detected by the detection unit. The determination device includes an acquisition unit that acquires a characteristic amount based on acceleration in a direction with respect to the reference direction act by the setting unit. The determination device includes a determination unit that determines a traveling state of a terminal device by using the characteristic amount acquired by the acquisition unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Munehiro AZAMI
  • Publication number: 20170155629
    Abstract: A network-based user authentication device, method, and program securely authenticate a user's identity by using a pre-registered authenticator in a remote portable terminal of the user. The device, method, and program transmit an identity verification request that requests verification of the user's identity by a pre-registered authenticator to the remote portable terminal, and receive, in response to the verification request, authentication information from the remote portable terminal. The authentication information identifies the user of the remote portable terminal and includes a secret key. The device, method, and program validate the authentication information by comparing the received secret key with a validation code associated with the user in a memory, and, when the received secret key and the validation code associated with the user correspond, generate identity verification information confirming the identity of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidehito GOMI, Wataru OOGAMI
  • Publication number: 20170154356
    Abstract: An online advertising system receives an advertisement from an advertiser. The system analyzes the advertisement, extracts its features and provides to the advertiser a quality rating for the advertisement which depends on a user engagement factor such as the predicted dwell time for the ad, given its features. The system further provides to the advertiser suggestions for improvements to the advertisement, such as a list of actionable guidelines that can improve the expected dwell time of the ad, and likely its conversion rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Applicant: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Michele Trevisiol, Gabriele Tolomei, Nicola Barbieri, Mounia Lalmas, Puneet Mohan Sangal, Fabrizio Silvestri
  • Publication number: 20170154365
    Abstract: Digital media delivery devices, methods, and programs select digital media for display within digital content on a terminal device based on a degree of reliability of an evaluation value for the digital media. The devices, methods, and programs access a memory that stores digital media information for a plurality of items of digital media including an evaluation value, and a degree of reliability that reflects the reliability of the evaluation value. The devices, methods, and programs, receive a request for digital media for display within digital content on the terminal device via the network interface, identify a group of the plurality items of digital media each having the degree of reliability above a predetermined threshold, select an item of digital media from the identified group having a highest evaluation value, and transmit an identification of the selected item of digital media via the network interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seira NAKAMURA, Takuya NOMURA, Hiroki SHIMORA
  • Publication number: 20170140424
    Abstract: A method of targeting receives several granular events and preprocesses the received granular events thereby generating preprocessed data to facilitate construction of a model based on the granular events. The method generates a predictive model by using the preprocessed data. The predictive model is for determining a likelihood of a user action. The method trains the predictive model. A system for targeting includes granular events, a preprocessor for receiving the granular events, a model generator, and a model. The preprocessor has one or more modules for at least one of pruning, aggregation, clustering, and/or filtering. The model generator is for constructing a model based on the granular events, and the model is for determining a likelihood of a user action. The system of some embodiments further includes several users, a selector for selecting a particular set of users from among the several users, a trained model, and a scoring module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Applicant: YAHOO! INC.
    Inventors: John Canny, Shi Zhong, Scott Gaffney, Chad Brower, Pavel Berkhin, George H. John
  • Publication number: 20170111340
    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: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidehito GOMI, Teruhiko TERAOKA
  • Publication number: 20170098236
    Abstract: Described herein are example systems and operations for enhancing response prediction and bidding decision making. A feature recommendation controller may include a factorization machine that generates a set of combinations of contextual and advertiser features yielding high expected response rates. A bidding controller may implement a multi-arm bandit system that uses Thompson sampling to select an optimal one of the feature combinations that corresponds to a highest expected response rate. The bidding controller may compare the corresponding highest expected response rate with a threshold response rate associated with a pacing rate to determine whether to place a bid for a received ad request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Applicant: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Kuang-chih Lee, Quan Lu, Giovanni Gardelli, Donglin Niu
  • Publication number: 20170098240
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a computer system configured establish and utilize a database for online ad realization prediction in an ad display platform associated with N parties, wherein N is a positive integral greater than 1. The computer system is configured obtain a party hierarchy for each of the N parties including a plurality of features of the party; select a target ad display event including N features, each of the N features corresponding to a node in a party hierarchy; obtain a prior probability reflecting an unconditional probability of ad realization occurrence at the target ad display event among all possible ad display events; for each of the N features: determine a marginal prior probability by decomposing components associated with the other N?1 features from the prior probability; determine a marginal posterior probability based on the marginal prior probability; and save the marginal posterior probability in the corresponding node of the party hierarchy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Applicant: YAHOO! INC.
    Inventors: Hongxia YANG, Robert ORMANDI, Han-Yun TSAO, Quan LU
  • Publication number: 20170082440
    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: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro NINOMIYA, Shinsuke SATO, Miyuki WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20170083933
    Abstract: An information processing device that performs navigation processing for searching a route to a destination and presenting a guide route in accordance with a search result includes an output control module that causes a voice output module to output, by voice, a voice advertisement or a questionnaire related to a voice advertisement based on a conversation with a user during the navigation processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Humio SAKURAI, Yasuaki HYODO, Norikazu HIROSE, Shinichiro ODA
  • Publication number: 20170078844
    Abstract: An information providing apparatus according to an embodiment includes a specifying unit, a value determination unit, and an information providing unit. The specifying unit specifies a group of two or more users that behave together. The value determination unit determines value of the group specified by the specifying unit as an information provision destination. The information providing unit decides an information provision destination based on the value of the group determined by the value determination unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroshi OTA
  • Publication number: 20170078100
    Abstract: A providing device according to the present application includes a detecting unit and a providing unit. The detecting unit detects a function, from among functions used for communication with an authentication server that authenticates the identity of a user by verifying a signature of authentication result information that is information created by adding the signature using a predetermined key to an authentication result obtained by an authentication device that performs personal authentication on the user and that is information processed by a specific authentication procedure, that is not held by a terminal device that is used by the user. The providing unit provides the function detected by the detecting unit to the terminal device that is used by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi KUSUMI, Hidehito GOMI, Hiroshi UENO, Shuji YAMAGUCHI, Yusuke KONDO
  • Publication number: 20170078090
    Abstract: The present teaching relates to exchanging a key with a device. In one example, a secret value is generated. A message is transmitted to the device. The message includes information related to the secret value based on which the device is to create a cryptographic key. A visual code displayed on the device is captured. The visual code includes a first piece of information and a second piece of information. A key value is generated based on the first piece of information and the secret value. A test value is calculated based on the key value. It is determined whether the device is securely connected based on the test value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Juan Garay, Payman Mohassel, David Gil
  • Publication number: 20170076327
    Abstract: The present teaching relates to providing dynamic advertisements for comparison. In one example, a request is received for selecting advertisement. The request incorporates a query. The query is analyzed to determine a category of product and determine one or more attributes of the category of product based on the query. At least one advertisement associated with the category of product is selected based on the one or more attributes and the request. An instruction on presentation of the at least one advertisement is generated in accordance with the one or more attributes. Information related to the instruction and the at least one advertisement is sent as a response to the request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: YAHOO! INC.
    Inventors: Frank Filippini, Jorge Angarita, Wayne Greenwood, Dan Parent, Lisa Giaffo, Erin P. Sheedy-Owen
  • Publication number: 20170078397
    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: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kota TSUBOUCHI, Kentaro NISHI
  • Publication number: 20170076578
    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: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kota TSUBOUCHI, Kentaro NISHI
  • Publication number: 20170075913
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to the embodiment includes a specifying unit, an acquisition unit, a determination unit, and a process unit. The specifying unit specifies two or more users that behave together. The acquisition unit acquires information on the two or more users specified by the specifying unit from a database that stores information on a plurality of users. The determination unit determines a relationship between the two or more users based on the information on the two or more users acquired by the acquisition unit. The process unit executes a process according to the relationship between the two or more users determined by the determination unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi OTA, Honami HOSHINO, Rie ANAI
  • Publication number: 20170068310
    Abstract: Systems and methods consistent with the present innovations are directed to implementations involving creation, viewing, playing sharing and/or utilization of information modules, such as mixed-media modules. A processor communicates a mixed-media module creator interface to a first client device. The mixed-media module creator interface is configured to enable a first user of the first client device to create a mixed-media module, the mixed-media module comprising both an updatable portion and a searchable portion, and communicating a mixed-media module player interface to a second client device, the mixed-media module player interface different than the mixed-media module creator interface and configured to enable a second user using the second client device to play the mixed-media module in a non-linear format.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Applicant: YAHOO! INC.
    Inventors: Doug Imbruce, Owen Bossola, Rasmus Knutsson, Hakim El Hattab, Tommy Chheng
  • Publication number: 20170070352
    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: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidehito GOMI, Hiroshi UENO, Shuji YAMAGUCHI, Takashi KUSUMI, Masato KAWASAKI, Wataru OGAMI, Yusuke KONDO
  • Publication number: 20170070605
    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: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ikuo KITAGISHI
  • Publication number: 20170068361
    Abstract: Systems and methods consistent with the present innovations are directed to implementations involving creation, viewing, playing, sharing and/or utilization of information modules, such as mixed-media modules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Applicant: YAHOO! INC.
    Inventors: Doug IMBRUCE, Owen Bossola, Rasmus Knuttsson, Hakim El Hattab, Tommy Chheng
  • Publication number: 20170064277
    Abstract: Systems and methods consistent with the present innovations are directed to implementations involving creation, viewing, playing, sharing and/or utilization of information modules, such as mixed-media modules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Applicant: YAHOO! INC.
    Inventors: Doug IMBRUCE, Owen Bossola, Rasmus Knuttsson, Hakim El Hattab, Tommy Chheng
  • Publication number: 20170053029
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for performing processing involved with search, such as processing search information to return search results. In one exemplary implementation, there is provided a method for processing information to return search results including mixed-media media presentation(s) selectable by a user. Moreover, such method may involve user interaction to manipulate the presentation, display various media and/or effect other functionality. Further implementations may involve generation of interactive, visually rich mixed-media content of high information density providing improved user experience and/or improved value to various participants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: YAHOO! INC.
    Inventors: Doug IMBRUCE, Owen Bossola, Rasmus Knuttsson, Tommy Chheng, Hakim El Hattab
  • Publication number: 20170048351
    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: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masatoshi WAKIZAKI
  • Publication number: 20170048224
    Abstract: An authentication device according to the present application includes an acquisition unit and an authentication unit. The acquisition unit acquires use states in a plurality of terminal devices used by a user. The authentication unit authenticates the user based on a combination of the use states of the terminal devices acquired by the acquisition unit. For example, the acquisition unit acquires the use states of the terminal devices within a predetermined period of time until a time when a request for authentication is received, and the authentication unit authenticates the user based on the combination of the use states of the terminal devices within the predetermined period of time acquired by the acquisition unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Teruhiko TERAOKA, Hidehito GOMI
  • Publication number: 20170038920
    Abstract: A terminal apparatus according to the present application includes a receiving unit, a first display control unit, and a second display control unit. The receiving unit receives an operation to designate a first area. When the receiving unit has received the operation to designate the first area, the first display control unit displays first input candidates. When an operation to designate a second area has been received, the second display control unit displays second input candidates corresponding to a first input candidate determined to be selected among the first input candidates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryuki SAKAMOTO, Yuta SUZUKI, Sakiko NISHI
  • Publication number: 20170034245
    Abstract: A transferring device according to the present invention includes a receiving unit, a generating unit, and a transferring unit. The receiving unit receives, from a terminal device, an access request including identification information for identifying content that the terminal devices requests to access. The generating unit generates signature information from the identification information received by the receiving unit using a certain algorithm. The transferring unit instructs the terminal device to transmit an access request including the signature information to a different transferring device judging the validity of the transferring device based on the algorithm and the signature information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shunsaku ASANO