Patents by Inventor Reiner Kraft

Reiner Kraft 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: 10691759
    Abstract: System and method for delivering context customized applications comprising a content analyzer, an application customizer, and a controller adapted. The content analyzer is adapted to determine topics in content requested by a user. The application customizer is adapted to customize an application based on the determined topics, to form a context customized application. The controller is adapted to receive the request for the context customized application including information regarding the requested content, and is adapted to send the context customized application to the requester of the context customized application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Oath Inc.
    Inventors: Luojian Chen, Reiner Kraft, Guan Guan
  • Publication number: 20190243862
    Abstract: The present teaching relates to searching. In one example, a search query is received from a person. A plurality of search results are retrieved based on the search query. An intent of the person is estimated with respect to at least some of the plurality of search results. The estimated intent is what the person intends to do with respect to the at least some of the plurality of search results. The plurality of search results are provided based on the estimated intent of the person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Jonathan Paris, Reiner Kraft
  • Patent number: 10296647
    Abstract: The present teaching relates to searching. In one example, a search query is received from a person. A plurality of search results are retrieved based on the search query. An intent of the person is estimated with respect to at least some of the plurality of search results. The estimated intent is what the person intends to do with respect to the at least some of the plurality of search results. The plurality of search results are provided based on the estimated intent of the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan Paris, Reiner Kraft
  • Patent number: 10289637
    Abstract: Disclosed are embodiments of methods and/or systems for introducing new entities into a knowledge graph based at least in part on patterns of queries and/or use cases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Excalibur IP, LLC
    Inventors: Farzin Maghoul, Reiner Kraft
  • Publication number: 20190073681
    Abstract: System and method for trackable applications including an application providing unit, a controller, and an incentive tracker. The application providing unit is adapted to send a trackable application upon request. The controller is adapted to receive interactions from the trackable application. The incentive tracker is adapted to select an incentive based on the interaction data. The controller is further adapted to send the selected incentive to the trackable application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Luojian CHEN, Reiner KRAFT, Guan GUAN
  • Patent number: 10204169
    Abstract: System and method for delivering context aware applications including a content analyzer, a context aware application, a recommendation component, and a controller. The content analyzer is adapted to determine topics in content requested by a user. The context aware application repository contains one or more context aware applications. The recommendation component is adapted to select a context aware application from among the one or more context aware applications based on the determined topics. The controller is adapted to receive the request for a context aware application including information regarding the requested content and is adapted to send the selected context aware application to the requester of the selected context aware application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventors: Luojian Chen, Reiner Kraft, Guan Guan
  • Patent number: 10157389
    Abstract: System and method for trackable applications including an application providing unit, a controller, and an incentive tracker. The application providing unit is adapted to send a trackable application upon request. The controller is adapted to receive interactions from the trackable application. The incentive tracker is adapted to select an incentive based on the interaction data. The controller is further adapted to send the selected incentive to the trackable application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventors: Luojian Chen, Reiner Kraft, Guan Guan
  • Patent number: 9935793
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to identifying entities in content, highlighting the identified entities, and displaying an interactive chat session based on a selected entity. The interactive chat session and the content may be displayed in the same browser window. The interactive chat session may be overlaid on top of the content, inserted inline into the content, or otherwise embedded within the content. The content and the interactive chat session may both remain active in the browser window, enabling a user to conveniently read and chat about the content. The topic of the interactive chat session may be automatically selected from a hierarchical taxonomy of chat session topics, or the user may select the topic from one or more provided taxonomies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: YAHOO HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Vadim Von Brzeski, Reiner Kraft
  • Publication number: 20170337601
    Abstract: An information objects is defined that is representative of a real-world entity (e.g., a product or a service). The information object may be stored in a data store. The information object has an associated owner. A communication channel is associated with the information object that is configurable to route communications to a manager assigned to the information object. A party is enabled to obtain management of the information object for a time period. The communication channel is configured to route to the party requests that are made by interacting with the information object during the time period. A plurality of users is enabled to interact with the information object during the time period to input requests to the party over the communication channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventor: Reiner Kraft
  • Patent number: 9824149
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a search query may be obtained. A set of one or more use cases may be determined based, at least in part, upon the search query. A set of one or more search results may be identified based, at least in part, upon the search query. Information that answers the search query for at least one of the set of use cases may be obtained, where the information has been derived from at least a subset of the set of search results. An indication of at least a portion of the information may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventors: Reiner Kraft, Viraj Chavan
  • Patent number: 9760922
    Abstract: An information objects is defined that is representative of a real-world entity (e.g., a product or a service). The information object may be stored in a data store. The information object has an associated owner. A communication channel is associated with the information object that is configurable to route communications to a manager assigned to the information object. A party is enabled to obtain management of the information object for a time period. The communication channel is configured to route to the party requests that are made by interacting with the information object during the time period. A plurality of users is enabled to interact with the information object during the time period to input requests to the party over the communication channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventor: Reiner Kraft
  • Publication number: 20170098000
    Abstract: The present teaching relates to searching. In one example, a search query is received from a person. A plurality of search results are retrieved based on the search query. An intent of the person is estimated with respect to at least some of the plurality of search results. The estimated intent is what the person intends to do with respect to the at least some of the plurality of search results. The plurality of search results are provided based on the estimated intent of the person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Inventors: Jonathan Paris, Reiner Kraft
  • Publication number: 20160171111
    Abstract: The present teaching relates to providing structured text. In one example, a document is obtained. One or more keywords are identified in the document. One or more topics are determined based on the one or more keywords. Each of the one or more topics is related to at least one of the one or more keywords residing in one or more portions of the document. A snippet is generated for each of the portions associated with a corresponding topic based on content in the portion of the document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Reiner Kraft, Ergin Elmacioglu, Viraj Chavan
  • Patent number: 9342602
    Abstract: Systems and methods, including user interfaces, are provided for implementing searches using contextual information associated with a Web page (or other document) that a user is viewing when a query is entered. The page includes a contextual search interface that has an associated context vector representing content of the page. When the user submits a search query via the contextual search interface, the query and the context vector are both provided to the query processor and used in responding to the query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Reiner Kraft, Andreas Hartmann, Paulien Strijland
  • Publication number: 20160092550
    Abstract: A first named entity, in a first query, may be identified. A first type, of the first named entity, may be determined and a first prefix and a first postfix, associated with the first named entity in the first query, may be identified. The first prefix and the first postfix may be assigned to a first group. The first group may designate one or more prefixes and one or more postfixes as being associated with the first type. A second named entity, associated with the first prefix and the first postfix in the first group, may be identified in a second query. Responsive to the second named entity being associated with the first type, a first search intent case comprising the first prefix, the first postfix, and the first type may be added to a database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventors: Reiner Kraft, Uri Schonfeld
  • Publication number: 20150363509
    Abstract: Disclosed are embodiments of methods and/or systems for introducing new entities into a knowledge graph based at least in part on patterns of queries and/or use cases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Inventors: Farzin Maghoul, Reiner Kraft
  • Publication number: 20150310491
    Abstract: In one embodiment, location information indicating a region of a web page with which a user is interacting may be obtained. Contextual information pertaining to the region of the web page with which the user is interacting may be ascertained. Content may be obtained based, at least in part, upon the contextual information pertaining to the region of the web page with which the user is interacting. The content may then be provided for presentation to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicant: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Reiner Kraft, Viraj Chavan
  • Publication number: 20150310058
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a search query may be obtained. A set of one or more use cases may be determined based, at least in part, upon the search query. A set of one or more search results may be identified based, at least in part, upon the search query. Information that answers the search query for at least one of the set of use cases may be obtained, where the information has been derived from at least a subset of the set of search results. An indication of at least a portion of the information may be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicant: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Reiner Kraft, Viraj Chavan
  • Patent number: 9135328
    Abstract: The subject matter disclosed herein relates to ranking and/or indexing of documents based at least in part on user interaction with contextual shortcuts. In one or more implementations, data may be collected regarding user interaction with one or more contextual shortcuts and a query may be received from a user based at least in part on an activation of a given contextual shortcut. A search result may be transmitted to the user via a contextual search interface based at least in part on the collected data regarding user interaction with one or more contextual shortcuts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Utku Irmak, Reiner Kraft
  • Patent number: 9129263
    Abstract: A method for automating interaction with a messaging system receives a first message from the messaging system, associates the first message with a topic, assigns the first message to an identity associated with the topic, maps content to the first message, creates a second message based on the content, and sends, via the identity, the second message to the messaging system. The first message may be screened for quality and assigned a quality score, and if the quality score does not exceed a predetermined threshold, then the second message will not be sent to the messaging system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: YAHOO! INC.
    Inventors: Reiner Kraft, Farzin Maghoul