Patents by Inventor Daniel E. Rose

Daniel E. Rose has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10192253
    Abstract: The relevance or ranking of various dynamically-determined instances of content can be adjusted or otherwise improved based on aspects such as the freshness or seasonality of the content. In many conventional relevance or ranking algorithms, factors such as popularity, performance, and profit are used to determine which content to present to a user, as well as how to display the selected content. Such algorithms do not necessarily reflect domain-specific knowledge very well, and thus fail to accurately select content that is of differing levels appeal at various ages of the content and/or during various seasons of the year. Freshness and/or seasonality adjustment scores can be used to generate improved relevance, selection, or ranking determinations for various categories of content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: A9.COM, INC.
    Inventors: Francois Huet, Anil A. Sewani, Daniel E. Rose
  • Publication number: 20170116200
    Abstract: The present invention is directed towards systems and methods for trust propagation. The method according to one embodiment comprises calculating a first feature vector for a first user, calculating a second feature for a second user and comparing the first feature vector with the second feature vector to calculate a similarity value. A determination is made as to whether the similarity value falls within a threshold. If the similarity value falls within the threshold, a relationship is recorded between the first user and the second user in a first user profile and a second user profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Pavel Berkhim, Zhichen Xu, Jianchang Mao, Daniel E. Rose, Abe Taha, Farzin Maghoul
  • Patent number: 9576029
    Abstract: The present invention is directed towards systems and methods for trust propagation. The method according to one embodiment comprises calculating a first feature vector for a first user, calculating a second feature for a second user and comparing the first feature vector with the second feature vector to calculate a similarity value. A determination is made as to whether the similarity value falls within a threshold. If the similarity value falls within the threshold, a relationship is recorded between the first user and the second user in a first user profile and a second user profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventors: Pavel Berkhim, Zhichen Xu, Jianchang Mao, Daniel E. Rose, Abe Taha, Farzin Maghoul
  • Publication number: 20160283580
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing dynamic and category specific search suggestions are provided. According to one embodiment, a partial search query entered by a user can be used to determine a set of relevant search queries, which can be displayed as search suggestions within a search query suggestion window. Each query in the list can be associated with at least one specific category. According to various embodiments, the set of relevant queries and associated categories are dynamically updated as the user modifies the partial search query. Furthermore, each category is selectable by the user such that a detailed list of items associated only with the selected category can be displayed to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Matthew W. Amacker, Blair L. Hotchkies, Daniel R. Parshall, Brent Robert Mills, Anil A. Sewani, Daniel E. Rose, Alexandru I. Indrei, Jason P. Patrikios
  • Patent number: 9405841
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing dynamic and category specific search suggestions are provided. According to one embodiment, a partial search query entered by a user can be used to determine a set of relevant search queries, which can be displayed as search suggestions within a search query suggestion window. Each query in the list can be associated with at least one specific category. According to various embodiments, the set of relevant queries and associated categories are dynamically updated as the user modifies the partial search query. Furthermore, each category is selectable by the user such that a detailed list of items associated only with the selected category can be displayed to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: A9.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew W. Amacker, Blair L. Hotchkies, Daniel R. Parshall, Brent Robert Mills, Anil A. Sewani, Daniel E. Rose, Alexandru I. Indrei, Jason P. Patrikios
  • Patent number: 9336225
    Abstract: Embodiments provide methods and systems for encoding and decoding variable-length data, which may include methods for encoding and decoding search engine posting lists. Embodiments may include different encoding formats including group unary, packed unary, and/or packed binary formats. Some embodiments may utilize single instruction multiple data (SIMD) instructions that may perform a parallel shuffle operation on encoded data as part of the decoding processes. Some embodiments may utilize lookup tables to determine shuffle sequences and/or masks and/or shifts to be utilized in the decoding processes. Some embodiments may utilize hybrid formats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: A9.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel E. Rose, Alexander A. Stepanov, Anil Ramesh Gangolli, Paramjit S. Oberoi, Ryan Jacob Ernst
  • Patent number: 9195675
    Abstract: Embodiments provide methods and systems for encoding and decoding variable-length data, which may include methods for encoding and decoding search engine posting lists. Embodiments may include different encoding formats including group unary, packed unary, and/or packed binary formats. Some embodiments may utilize single instruction multiple data (SIMD) instructions that may perform a parallel shuffle operation on encoded data as part of the decoding processes. Some embodiments may utilize lookup tables to determine shuffle sequences and/or masks and/or shifts to be utilized in the decoding processes. Some embodiments may utilize hybrid formats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: A9.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel E. Rose, Alexander A. Stepanov, Anil Ramesh Gangolli, Paramjit S. Oberoi, Ryan Jacob Ernst
  • Publication number: 20150317714
    Abstract: The relevance or ranking of various dynamically-determined instances of content can be adjusted or otherwise improved based on aspects such as the freshness or seasonality of the content. In many conventional relevance or ranking algorithms, factors such as popularity, performance, and profit are used to determine which content to present to a user, as well as how to display the selected content. Such algorithms do not necessarily reflect domain-specific knowledge very well, and thus fail to accurately select content that is of differing levels appeal at various ages of the content and/or during various seasons of the year. Freshness and/or seasonality adjustment scores can be used to generate improved relevance, selection, or ranking determinations for various categories of content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Inventors: Francois Huet, Anil A. Sewani, Daniel E. Rose
  • Patent number: 9081857
    Abstract: The relevance or ranking of various dynamically-determined instances of content can be adjusted or otherwise improved based on aspects such as the freshness or seasonality of the content. In many conventional relevance or ranking algorithms, factors such as popularity, performance, and profit are used to determine which content to present to a user, as well as how to display the selected content. Such algorithms do not necessarily reflect domain-specific knowledge very well, and thus fail to accurately select content that is of differing levels appeal at various ages of the content and/or during various seasons of the year. Freshness and/or seasonality adjustment scores can be used to generate improved relevance, selection, or ranking determinations for various categories of content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: A9.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Francois Huet, Anil A. Sewani, Daniel E. Rose
  • Patent number: 8825620
    Abstract: Substrings within strings, such as words within words, are identified based at least in part on recorded behavior of users that have submitted the strings or substrings as search queries. The behavior may relate to actions taken by the users upon having submitting the search queries. The actions may be actions taken in connection with an electronic marketplace, such as actions related to the consumption of items offered in the electronic marketplace. The identified strings and corresponding substrings are used in connection with processing search queries. The strings and substrings may be used to update a search index and/or to modify received search queries for processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: A9.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerard Fliedner, Daniel E. Rose, David Kirk Evans
  • Patent number: 8793120
    Abstract: User behavior data can be used with language-specific rule sets to generate stemming databases useful for such tasks as indexing and search query processing. The terms contained in user queries, as well as user behavior with respect to those queries or results returned for those queries, can be analyzed to determine a relative measure (e.g., relative frequency) of various forms of those terms. When generating a stemming database, language-specific rule sets can be used to determine appropriate stemming rules, and where more than one potential rule is identified the user behavior data can be used to select what is likely the appropriate rule, at least for the respective environment. Whitelists or other such components can be used to handle specific or irregular forms that do not follow the general rules or otherwise are exceptions that might not otherwise be processed correctly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: A9.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerhard Fliedner, Swaminathan Sundaramurthy, Anuradha Subramanian, Daniel E. Rose, Anjan Goswami
  • Patent number: 8442978
    Abstract: The present invention is directed towards systems and methods for trust propagation. The method according to one embodiment comprises calculating a first feature vector for a first user, calculating a second feature for a second user and comparing the first feature vector with the second feature vector to calculate a similarity value. A determination is made as to whether the similarity value falls within a threshold. If the similarity value falls within the threshold, a relationship is recorded between the first user and the second user in a first user profile and a second user profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Pavel Berkhim, Zhichen Xu, Jianchang Mao, Daniel E. Rose, Abe Taha, Farzin Maghoul
  • Patent number: 8346799
    Abstract: A search facility may optimize search result ranking by applying inverted decay transformations to history-dependent ranking components. Ranking scores for content in a content collection may be based on a set of ranking components including history-dependent ranking components. History-dependent ranking components may be based on historical behavioral data such as historical searches, actions taken with respect to content such as viewing content and content-related purchases. Content recently added to the content collection may be disadvantaged relative to content with an established history. Inverted decay transformations may correspond to simulations of additional historical behavioral data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: A9.com, Inc.
    Inventors: François Huet, Anil A. Sewani, Daniel E. Rose
  • Publication number: 20120233161
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for ranking a result set. The method according to one embodiment comprises selecting an item from the result set, selecting a user profile from one or more user profiles and selecting one or more items of personalized information from the selected user profile. A rank is calculated for the item on the basis of the selected one or more items of personalized information and the selected item in the result set is ranked in accordance with the calculated rank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: YAHOO! INC.
    Inventors: Zhichen Xu, Pavel Berkhin, Daniel E. Rose, Jiangchang Mao, David Ku, Qi Lu, Eckart Walther, Chung-Man Tam
  • Publication number: 20120221539
    Abstract: Embodiments provide methods and systems for encoding and decoding variable-length data, which may include methods for encoding and decoding search engine posting lists. Embodiments may include different encoding formats including group unary, packed unary, and/or packed binary formats. Some embodiments may utilize single instruction multiple data (SIMD) instructions that may perform a parallel shuffle operation on encoded data as part of the decoding processes. Some embodiments may utilize lookup tables to determine shuffle sequences and/or masks and/or shifts to be utilized in the decoding processes. Some embodiments may utilize hybrid formats.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: A9.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel E. Rose, Alexander A. Stepanov, Anil Ramesh Gangolli, Paramjit S. Oberoi, Ryan Jacob Ernst
  • Publication number: 20120221540
    Abstract: Embodiments provide methods and systems for encoding and decoding variable-length data, which may include methods for encoding and decoding search engine posting lists. Embodiments may include different encoding formats including group unary, packed unary, and/or packed binary formats. Some embodiments may utilize single instruction multiple data (SIMD) instructions that may perform a parallel shuffle operation on encoded data as part of the decoding processes. Some embodiments may utilize lookup tables to determine shuffle sequences and/or masks and/or shifts to be utilized in the decoding processes. Some embodiments may utilize hybrid formats.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: A9.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel E. Rose, Alexander A. Stepanov, Anil Ramesh Gangolli, Paramjit S. Oberoi, Ryan Jacob Ernst
  • Patent number: 8086605
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for ranking a result set. The method according to one embodiment comprises selecting an item from the result set, selecting a user profile from one or more user profiles and selecting one or more items of personalized information from the selected user profile. A rank is calculated for the item on the basis of the selected one or more items of personalized information and the selected item in the result set is ranked in accordance with the calculated rank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Zhichen Xu, Pavel Berkhin, Daniel E. Rose, Jianchang Mao, David Ku, Qi Lu, Eckart Walther, Chung-Man Tam
  • Patent number: 7991720
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for organizing information in a computer filing system. The method and apparatus include the creation of a pile comprising a collection of documents and displaying a graphical representation of the collection of documents. The method and apparatus further include browsing the collection of documents by pointing a cursor at a particular item in the collection of documents to reveal an indicia for the particular item in the collection of documents. The filing system can automatically divide a pile (e.g. a collection of documents from an electronic mail network) into subpiles on the basis of the content of each document in the pile, and the filing system, at the user's request can automatically file away documents into existing piles in the computer system on the basis of a similarity match between the content (or other internal representation) of the document and the content (or other internal representation) of existing piles in the computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Mander, Daniel E. Rose, Gitta Salomon, Yin Yin Wong, Timothy Oren, Susan Booker, Stephanie Houde
  • Publication number: 20110093488
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing dynamic and category specific search suggestions are provided. According to one embodiment, a partial search query entered by a user can be used to determine a set of relevant search queries, which can be displayed as search suggestions within a search query suggestion window. Each query in the list can be associated with at least one specific category. According to various embodiments, the set of relevant queries and associated categories are dynamically updated as the user modifies the partial search query. Furthermore, each category is selectable by the user such that a detailed list of items associated only with the selected category can be displayed to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Inventors: Matthew W. Amacker, Blair L. Hotchkies, Daniel R. Parshall, Brent Robert Mills, Anil A. Sewani, Daniel E. Rose, Alexandru I. Indrei, Jason P. Patrikios
  • Patent number: 7921092
    Abstract: Techniques for automatically generating and displaying topic-focused summaries for search results are disclosed. Users can “peek” inside a search result to see document excerpts that pertain specifically to a user-selected topic. Thus, a user can view the aspects of a document that are most interesting prior to deciding whether to retrieve the complete document. For each search result, a user can select from among several different available summaries, each of which focuses on a different topic of the document to which that search result refers. According to one aspect, key concepts are automatically identified in a document. For each such key concept, contextual snippets that pertain to that key concept are automatically selected. The key concepts are displayed to the user at search time. A summary that contains the contextual snippets that pertain to a user-selected key concept is displayed in response to the user's selection of that key concept.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Anick, Swati Raju, Daniel E. Rose