Advertisement Patents (Class 705/14.4)
  • Patent number: 11113731
    Abstract: A mediator system, which serves as a conduit between a customer and merchants, includes customer profile data. The mediator system analyzes the customer profile data, and assigns an indication to a customer represented by the customer profile data. The mediator system then provides the indication to the merchants, and then receives bids from the merchants. The bids are for establishing a connection between the merchants and the customer. The mediator system provides to a portion of the merchants, based on the bids, a connection to the customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Jing-Ta Chow, Michael Macasek
  • Patent number: 11115495
    Abstract: Provided is a system that includes circuitry that transmits first image data to a second communication terminal in response to a first request for image transmission from a first communication terminal; transmits second image data to the first communication terminal in response to a second request for image transmission from the second communication terminal; and transmits, in a case that the first request for image transmission and the second request for image transmission are a predetermined combination, third image data corresponding to the predetermined combination to the first communication terminal and the second communication terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: GREE, Inc.
    Inventor: Takashi Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 11102536
    Abstract: A configuration is implemented by which, in a case where delivery time periods of transmission contents through different channels overlap with each other, a reception apparatus can select an acquisition target on the basis of priority information. A transmission apparatus sets, for each of transmission contents, service selection priority information (Service Selection Priority) capable of being utilized as a cache process priority criterion in the reception apparatus, and transmits the service selection priority information to the reception apparatus. The service selection priority information is utilized as priority information that makes it possible, in a case where delivery time periods of transmission contents through different channels overlap with each other, for the reception apparatus to select a content having a high value of the service selection priority information as a cache target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Tatsuya Igarashi, Yasuaki Yamagishi
  • Patent number: 11093509
    Abstract: A data processing system for updating search result facets comprises a facet linking module which is configured to update a search result facet and corresponding facet categories in view of a non-linked search result property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: ONTOFORCE NV
    Inventor: Hans Constandt
  • Patent number: 11080776
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media for computing user rating predictions are disclosed. In some examples, a recommender is implemented on at least one processor and memory and programmed for receiving a request to select one or more recommended items for a user from unrated items that are unrated by the user to the recommender. The recommender is programmed for computing user rating predictions for each of the unrated items by applying a graph filter to user-item rating data. The user-item rating data includes other-user ratings of the unrated items by other users and a same-user ratings of other items by the user. The recommender is programmed for selecting the one or more recommended items from the unrated items using the user rating predictions for the unrated items and outputting the recommended items in response to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignees: THE TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, UNIVERSIDAD REY JUAN CARLOS
    Inventors: Alejandro Rafael Ribeiro Pereira, Weiyu Huang, Antonio Garcia Marques
  • Patent number: 11080307
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed to implement an outlier detection system for text records. In embodiments, the detection system generates a fingerprint for each incoming record so that similar records map to similar fingerprints. Each record is assigned to a closest cluster in a set of clusters based computed distances between on the record's fingerprint and respective cluster fingerprints of the clusters. The cluster fingerprint is dynamically updated to maintain respective a representative fingerprint of its member records. When a new record is received that is not sufficiently close to any cluster, a new cluster is added to the set for the new record. In embodiments, the creation of the new cluster triggers an alert that the new record is a potential outlier. Advantageously, the disclosed detection system can be used to detect outliers in records in near real time, without the need to pre-specify outlier characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventors: Viliam Holub, Eoin Shanley, Trevor Parsons
  • Patent number: 11080479
    Abstract: A method and system for generating a personalized interactive multimedia message. A web tool or a mobile application is used to upload media to a streaming storage platform to create an enhanced interactive multimedia message. A media template suitable for customizing the enhanced interactive multimedia message is used to modify the enhanced interactive multimedia message to create a finalized enhanced interactive multimedia message, which is sent to a backend node instance. The node instance returns a URL that will render a viewable finalized enhanced interactive multimedia message which can be sent to an end recipient manually or automatically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Plingo Media, Inc.
    Inventor: Jack Finegold
  • Patent number: 11068924
    Abstract: Tracking real-word and virtual actions taken by a user. A personalized set of actions are derived from the tracked actions (of the user or multiple other users similar to the user) for inducing the user to take loyalty program-based actions for a loyalty system within the personalized set of actions. An account associated with the user is credited with a reward based on the user performing one or a preconfigured number of the loyalty-based actions within the personalized set of actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Nagaprakash Sekharaiah Hiremath, Murali Mohan Atmakuri, Suzan Szollar
  • Patent number: 11062351
    Abstract: A system, apparatus, and method are presented for allocating for allocating advertisements for display are provided that include collecting a plurality of advertising spaces, each advertising space having at least one associated advertising space variable; collecting a media inventory, the media inventory comprising a plurality of advertisements, each advertisement having at least one associated advertisement variable; receiving a bid price and a target inventory percentage for each advertisement: receiving a request for an advertisement to be placed at a specified advertising space; identifying advertisements in the media inventory that are qualified to receive an impression at the specified advertising space; creating a qualified advertisement ranking by sorting the qualified advertisements by bid price; selecting advertisements from the qualified advertisement ranking until the sum of target inventory percentages of selected advertisements is equal to or greater than 100 percent; and allocating advertising
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Media Inc.
    Inventor: Hans Marius Holtan
  • Patent number: 11062358
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for dynamically providing and presenting auxiliary content associated with feed items included in a feed. In an embodiment, a client device can include a presentation component configured to render a interface on a display of the device, the user interface comprising a feed with scrollable content items that are continuously updated based on information provided by a server device associated with the feed. The client device can further include an input component configured to facilitate navigation of the feed, and an engagement component configured to identify a content item included in the feed that is associated with a defined level of user engagement based in part on visibility of the content item as presented via the display in response to the navigation of the feed. An auxiliary content item is received and integrated into the interface based on the identification of the content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Justin Lewis, Ruxandra Georgiana Davies
  • Patent number: 11062328
    Abstract: A transaction-based content management system for a digital signage network displays a piece of content until a predetermined level of transactions occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Brian L. Linzie, Brian E. Brooks
  • Patent number: 11063894
    Abstract: While texting, a user is able access, share, and control rich media without leaving the texting application. The rich media are provided directly within the executing texting application. The texting application includes an embedded widget for controlling the rich media. Rich media includes, among other things, video clips, streaming audio, a map application, a movie-time application, a social movie-site application, a dynamically controllable image, or promotional media. Different mobile devices executing the texting applications communicate through a server that allows additional functionality, such as syncing the play of video clips and hosting and pushing the promotional media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Iddo Tal, Lior Gonnen
  • Patent number: 11050701
    Abstract: While texting, a user is able access, share, and control rich media without leaving the texting application. The rich media are provided directly within the executing texting application. The texting application includes an embedded widget for controlling the rich media. Rich media includes, among other things, video clips, streaming audio, a map application, a movie-time application, a social movie-site application, a dynamically controllable image, or promotional media. Different mobile devices executing the texting applications communicate through a server that allows additional functionality, such as syncing the play of video clips and hosting and pushing the promotional media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Iddo Tal, Lior Gonnen
  • Patent number: 11043245
    Abstract: A system and method are operable within a computer network environment for compiling a singular video file from user-generated video file fragments for playback in tandem with a context-providing audio file. The system includes at least one client operable to generate at least one video file fragment in tandem with audio file content simultaneously consumable via each client. Each video file fragment is generated at or between a select start time and at a select end time during playback of a select audio file content segment, the parent audio file of which segment has a universally unique identifier. A remote service system compiles the video file fragments into a video file fragment compilation for playback progression in tandem with playback of the audio file content based on the select start and end time of the video file fragments as associated with select audio file content segments of the audio file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Vertigo Media, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory H. Leekley, Alexander Savenok, Pavel Savenok
  • Patent number: 11037455
    Abstract: A method for oversteering an aircraft to perform an optimal turn along a taxiway includes determining a learning environment based on at least one of a taxiway width, a taxiway centerline, and a taxiway radius of curvature, selecting an action for an agent in the environment, determining a reward for the determined environment and the selected action, repeating the steps of selecting the action and determining the reward to determine a model supporting an optimal turn, and using the determined model to at least one of determine control signals for an aircraft and providing guidance to a user to perform the optimal turn along the taxiway. The agent is an aircraft having a minimum turn radius. The action includes a nose wheel displacement and a nose wheel angle. The reward is determined based on a distance between a path of one or more landing gear wheels and a path of the taxiway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Sarah Barber, Hannah C. Lehman, Felix B. Turcios, Tiffany D. Williamson, Bradley R. Thompson, Christopher Truong
  • Patent number: 11037205
    Abstract: A method for managing a bidding process by keeping track of the sources for ad auction opportunity on the basis of an app generating the opportunity or web activity generating the opportunity. The bidding platform may limit bids on opportunities for a campaign when the successful placement of ads or opportunities from any source exceeds the source threshold set for that source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Alphonso Inc.
    Inventor: Jarvis Mak
  • Patent number: 11032410
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software for mobile data visualization frameworks are provided herein. An exemplary method includes, determining data insight candidates for presentation on the mobile computing device that describe analysis of a target dataset, determined based at least on data analysis preferences associated with processing one or more past datasets, and where each of the data insight candidates includes at least one insight object directed to the target dataset and is described by object metadata that indicates at least a processing lineage used to produce the at least one insight object. The method includes selecting a presentation detail level for displaying the data insight candidates on the mobile computing device based at least on properties of the mobile computing device, and generating one or more insight views for presentation on the mobile computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Charles David Ellis, Dominique Fortier, Liyin Xue, Carlos Augusto Otero, Catherine William Neylan
  • Patent number: 11010689
    Abstract: Techniques that facilitate semantic and time series analysis using machine learning are provided. In one example, a system includes a data analysis component, a prediction component and a learning component. The data analysis component that establishes one or more relationships between one or more elements of semantic data, including one or more time series identifiers, and one or more elements of time series data in a relationship database. The prediction component generates one or more advisory outputs, wherein generation of the one or more advisory outputs is performed in response to a trigger event. A learning component that determines the one or more relationships in the relationship database, wherein determination of the one or more relationships is based on information indicative of whether the advisory outputs satisfy a defined criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bradley Eck, Vincent Lonij, Pascal Pompey
  • Patent number: 11010813
    Abstract: A system and method includes presenting a single product to be located in the retail store to the customer using a mobile application running on the mobile device, receiving an indication from the customer either to dismiss the product or to add the product to a grocery basket of the mobile application to form user data, presenting a cue card to ask the customer a question, receiving an answer from the customer as to yes or no to the question to form cue card data, using a data model and an algorithm to predict the most probable product the customer is going to want to add to the grocery basket, transmitting a representation of the most probable product, and displaying the most probable product on a graphical display of the mobile device, wherein the most probable product is based on the user data and the cue card data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Hemanth Kumar Narayanan, Richard Doyle
  • Patent number: 11003694
    Abstract: An embodiment may involve storing, by a computing device and in a database, a set of pangenetic attributes of a set of individuals, wherein the pangenetic attributes of the set are respectively and statistically associated with products; based on the statistical associations between the pangenetic attributes and the products, determining, by the computing device, product recommendations for a second set of individuals; receiving, by the computing device and from the second set of individuals, a plurality of measures of satisfaction with the product recommendations; based on the plurality of measures of satisfaction, learning, by the computing device, an association between a subset of the pangenetic attributes and a particular product; and storing, by the computing device and in the database, the learned association, wherein the learned association provides a basis for subsequent recommendations of the particular product when a subsequent individual exhibits the subset of the pangenetic attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Expanse Bioinformatics
    Inventors: Andrew Alexander Kenedy, Charles Anthony Eldering
  • Patent number: 10979484
    Abstract: A method for providing watermark to subscribers is provided. The method comprises observing a request for a first content from a subscriber, determining if the subscriber can receive a watermark, generating a second content comprising the watermark if the subscriber can receive a watermark, causing the subscriber to fetch the first content, and causing the subscriber to fetch the second content comprising the watermark overlaying the first content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: PERFTECH, INC
    Inventors: Lewis T. Donzis, Henry M. Donzis, Peter W. Baron, John A. Murphy
  • Patent number: 10979284
    Abstract: Systems and methods that may be used to provide cross content network event attribution are provided. One method includes receiving, by a coordination server, an event attribution request for a second event from an attribution server, the second event is an online activity performed by a user via one of a plurality of user devices after a first event, the first event is another online activity performed by the user via one of the plurality of devices. The method includes determining, by the coordination server, whether the second event is attributable to the first event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Elmquist, Lianxiao Qiu, Rahul Oak
  • Patent number: 10979447
    Abstract: Presenting, at a graphical user interface (GUI), device photos and risk categories associated with devices in a network is described. Data packets communicated in a network are detected. Based on the detected data packets, a set of devices in the network are determined. A set of device photos associated respectively with the set of devices are determined. A GUI concurrently presents the set of device photos to indicate the set of devices detected in the network. The set of devices may be filtered, sorted, and/or grouped based on various criteria. The GUI may present the device photos according to the filtering, sorting, and/or grouping. Additionally or alternatively, risk scores associated respectively with the set of devices are determined. The set of devices are categorized into respective risk categories based on the associated risk scores. A GUI concurrently presents a set of risk categories and information associated with each risk category.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Ordr Inc.
    Inventors: Gnanaprakasam Pandian, Vivekanandan Vinayagam, Sheausong Yang, Vijayaraghavan Doraiswami, Krishna Kumar Vavilala
  • Patent number: 10970648
    Abstract: Techniques that facilitate semantic and time series analysis using machine learning are provided. In one example, a system includes a data analysis component, a prediction component and a learning component. The data analysis component that establishes one or more relationships between one or more elements of semantic data, including one or more time series identifiers, and one or more elements of time series data in a relationship database. The prediction component generates one or more advisory outputs, wherein generation of the one or more advisory outputs is performed in response to a trigger event, a learning component that determines the one or more relationships in the relationship database, wherein determination of the one or more relationships is based on information indicative of whether the advisory outputs satisfy a defined criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bradley Eck, Vincent Lonij, Pascal Pompey
  • Patent number: 10971138
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices are described herein for placing secondary content into a break of unknown duration in a stream of primary content. In one aspect, the described techniques may include streaming a segment of primary content, for example, by a reduce capability client device, such as a mobile device or tablet. The device may receive information indicative of a break in the streaming of the primary content. The device may play secondary content based on receiving the information indicative of the break. The device may determine when a next segment of the primary content is available, and begin streaming the next segment of the primary content upon detecting that the second segment of the primary content is available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Aaron Miller, Jason D. Justman, Lora Clark Bouchard, Michael Ellery Bouchard, Kevin James Cotlove, Mathew Keith Gitchell, Stacia Lynn Haisch, Jonathan David Kersten, Matthew Karl Marchio, Peter Arthur Pulliam, George Allen Smith, Todd Christopher Tibbetts
  • Patent number: 10963923
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for optimization of online advertising bid requests and floor pricing. In one embodiment, a method may include receiving a first ad impression request for an ad slot on a publisher website or mobile application from an ad exchange server, extracting first publisher website information from the publisher website, and associating the first publisher website information with the first ad impression request. The method may include comparing the referral website URL to a set of one or more historical ad impression requests, identifying second publisher website information associated with a second ad impression request, the second publisher website information comprising ad slot dimension information, and associating the second publisher website information with the first ad impression request. The method may include generating a bid request associated with the first ad impression request, and sending the bid request to one or more ad servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Cox Media Group Digital Development, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Siegler
  • Patent number: 10949874
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems, methods and computer readable media for determining whether to suppress presentation of a promotion from a promotion program in an electronic correspondence to a consumer. An example system may performing operations comprising receiving a set of promotions selected for presentation to the consumer in the electronic correspondence, each promotion respectively associated with a promotion score representing an estimated acceptance of the associated promotion by the consumer, determining, using a rules-based filter comprising a set of rules, whether to modify the promotion score, including geofencing data and the consumer's previous promotion purchasing history, in an instance in which the promotion score is modified, determining whether to suppress presentation of the promotion in the electronic correspondence based at least in part on the modified promotion score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Groupon, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Daly, Xiaolei Li
  • Patent number: 10949883
    Abstract: The disclosed technology includes system and method for discovering key places for a mobile device based on historical location data associated with the mobile device. The key places are discovered by mapping the historical location data into predefined land areas in a geographical region, aggregating the historical location data into time interval sessions, selecting a first set of the predefined areas based on density of location data in each of the predefined land areas, and filtering the first set of the predefined areas to obtain the key places. The key places are used to estimate one or more travel routes routinely taken by a user of the mobile device, and to build an association database, where one or more billboards and/or points of interests near the travel routes are associated with the mobile device or its user. Information documents for delivering to the mobile device are selected based at least on data in the association database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: XAD, INC
    Inventors: Feng Wan, Srihari Venkatesan, Saravana Ravindran, Shanshan Tuo, Prakash Muttineni, Deborah Zhang, Huitao Luo, Shashi Seth
  • Patent number: 10945042
    Abstract: In a computer-implemented method for generating an interactive digital video content item, a digital video content item is accessed. Subject recognition is performed on the digital video content item, wherein the subject recognition automatically identifies a visual subject within the digital video content item. Responsive to identifying the visual subject, an interactive region is applied to visual subject within the digital video content item, wherein the interactive region enables presentation of content related to the visual subject in response to a user interaction with the interactive region during presentation of the digital video content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Gfycat, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Rabbat, Ernestine Fu
  • Patent number: 10939381
    Abstract: An online system receives an advertisement (“ad”) request identifying an objective for presenting the ad request. The objective specifies a type of interaction with the presented ad request. A threshold battery level is associated with the type of interaction in the ad request that specifies a minimum battery level of a client device to complete the type of interaction. When selecting content for presentation to a user, the online system obtains a battery level of a client device associated with the user and compares the obtained battery level to the threshold battery level. Based on the comparison, the online system determines if to present the ad request to the user. For example, the comparison may prevent presentation of the ad request or penalize a value associated with the ad request if the obtained battery level does not satisfy the threshold battery level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Calvin Patrick Grunewald, Greg Schechter, Owen H. Coutts
  • Patent number: 10939152
    Abstract: A video packaging and origination service can process requests for content segments from requesting user devices. The video packaging and origination service can utilize various techniques to address performance of the user device, such as detection of the presence of ad blocking software applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Meera Jindal, Varun Ram, Chris Price
  • Patent number: 10936069
    Abstract: A method comprising receiving an indication of a first input associated with an information item, determining that the first input corresponds with a first part of an invocation input associated with invocation of display of, at least part of, content associated with the information item, identifying a second part of the invocation input, the second part of the invocation input being immediately subsequent to the first part of the invocation input, and causing rendering, on a variable texture surface, of a textural representation of a guidance indicative of the second part is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Andres Lucero, Akos Vetek
  • Patent number: 10922369
    Abstract: A system and method operates on a client device and acquires a suspect list of user products based on information derived from the client device. The system normalizes the list, and the user confirms the accuracy of the product list. The user product list is sent to a server where the user product list is compared to other lists using collaborative filtering techniques. The collaborative filtering techniques determine products of interest for the use and the level of interest of the user. The system computes a similarity measure bused upon the number of similar products that match the user's product list and rankings provided by the user and others. Demographic and behavioral data may also be used in performing the comparison and the similarity measure. The system acquires editorial rankings of products from other users and provides a ranked list of recommended products based upon the editorial rankings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: CBS Interactive Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Bedard, Greg Kasavin, Patrick Cashman Andrus
  • Patent number: 10915336
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for selecting content components to include in portions of a content page under various constraints and according to various effectiveness considerations. Organizing the content components may include considering the expected user engagement with the content components, while simultaneously endeavoring to comply with certain content constraints imposed on the system. The content constraints may be complied with to the greatest extent possible before the expected user engagement with the page is adversely impacted to an unacceptable degree. The content constraints may be imposed across an entire set of content pages, such that only the content pages in the aggregate are expected to comply with a global constraint. This allows for maximizing the expected user engagement while assembling a content page without unduly constraining each content page, where those global constraints may be known to reduce expected user engagement in some instances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Weicong Ding, Dinesh Govindaraj, Vishwanathan Swaminathan
  • Patent number: 10915232
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for specifying different content management techniques across various publishing platforms are provided. In some embodiments, the method comprises: receiving information about content placements; generating a user interface that includes the information and selectable content management options; receiving a selection of a first content management option for a first content placement; configuring a tag for the first content placement, wherein the tag is associated with instructions for executing the first content management option; receiving, from a web browser that loaded a web page including the first content placement, a request for the instructions for executing the first content management option; and sending the instructions to the web browser to execute the instructions and send information about the web page to a location indicated by the instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Integral Ad Science, Inc.
    Inventors: Aubrey Bowser, Gustavo Magalhaes, Dhanush Kumar Soundarapandyan, Micah Freedman
  • Patent number: 10902459
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments, there are provided mechanisms and methods for facilitating smart advertising on curated content-based networking websites in an on-demand services environment in a multi-tenant environment according to one embodiment. In one embodiment and by way of example, a method includes receiving a request for advertisement on a website, where the request may be received from an advertising organization. The method may further include estimating one or more factors relating to the advertisement, computing, based on the estimation, expected revenue relating to the advertisement, and placing the advertisement on the website based on the expected revenue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventor: Gary Flake
  • Patent number: 10902438
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is provided and operates as a managing server that distributes incentive using transfer device information with respect to content. A communication unit receives inter-device transfer information with respect to output content from an information providing device, the information being in the form of device identifiers for at least the information providing device and one or more user devices that executed content transfers. A controller then executes processing to designate the incentive recipients as being the device managers associated with the acquired device identifiers. In so doing, incentive can be distributed to the managers or users of user devices that relay content between an information providing device and a product purchaser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Takashi Matsuo
  • Patent number: 10897853
    Abstract: A lighting system for temporal, irradiance-controlled photoacclimation includes a photoacclimation controller configured to generate control signals based on a photoacclimation schedule, a user interface configured to receive user input to the photoacclimation controller, the photoacclimation schedule based on the user input, a plurality of luminaires configured to emit light suitable for photosynthesis in plants at a plurality of different selectable levels of light output, and a communications network via which the control signals are provided to the plurality of luminaires, the luminaires adjusting the light output in response to the control signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Fluence Bioengineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Graves, Gregory Hovagim, M. Travis Higginbotham
  • Patent number: 10891678
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for personalized network content generation and redirection according to time intervals between repeated instances of behavior. A computing device determines an expectation of a specific entity repeating a behavior associated with an item based at least in part on a time interval between prior occurrences of the behavior by the specific entity. The computing device then selects the item from a plurality of items based at least in part on the expectation of the specific entity repeating the behavior. Subsequently, the computing device generates a network page including a recommendation to repeat the behavior. Next, the computing device sends the network page to a client device associated with the specific entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Srevatsan Muralidharan, Rahul Hemant Bhagat
  • Patent number: 10885282
    Abstract: Document heading detection includes performing a classification on each of a plurality of paragraphs of a document to identify each paragraph as either a heading or non-heading paragraph. The classification is based on one or more pre-established values corresponding to one or more pre-established formatting features that are indicative of a heading paragraph relative to currently established values for each of the one or more pre-established formatting features in each of the plurality of paragraphs. Document heading detection further includes determining a strength of each of the one or more heading paragraphs by performing a linear regression on each heading paragraph and assigning each of the one or more heading paragraphs a heading level within a hierarchy of heading levels based on the determined strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Andreja Ilić, Katarina Jovanović, Milo{hacek over (s)} Ra{hacek over (s)}ković, Vladimir Ranković
  • Patent number: 10882522
    Abstract: System, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to modeling dynamic agents in a surrounding environment of an ego vehicle. In one embodiment, a method includes, in response to receiving sensor data including present observations of a road agent of the dynamic agents in the surrounding environment, identifying previous observations of the road agent from an electronic data store. The method includes estimating a future state of the road agent using at least the present observations and the previous observations of the road agent to compute the future state according to a probabilistic model comprised of a transition model that accounts for dynamic behaviors of the road agent to characterize transitions between states, and an agent model that accounts for actions of the road agent. The method includes controlling one or more vehicle systems of the ego vehicle according to the future state of the road agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Research Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: Guy Rosman, Jonathan DeCastro, Nikos Arechiga Gonzalez, John Joseph Leonard, Luke S. Fletcher, Daniel Stonier
  • Patent number: 10878453
    Abstract: An Internet-based Commercial Content Provider Controller (CCPC) system and method that allows individual users to select and modify the commercial content provider, control the commercial content (ads) layout and choice of the commercial content provided with the Web page or as part of the search engine results delivered to such users by various Websites and search engines. The CCPC establishes and provide user with selection options and control over the CCPs and ad formats as part of the registration process or as a plugin for the browser, and further allows to replace ads appearing in the Web page results and search engine results by reference to the ad pattern database of commonly used ad pattern for Web sites that include commercial content, ad content providers and search engines in different regions and replacing the ads with those that correspond to user's preferences and CCP choices concerning ad content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventor: Michael Pesochinsky
  • Patent number: 10880109
    Abstract: A method, device and system for forwarding a multicast data packet are provided. The system is an extended bridge constructed by a controlling bridge and a port extender. The controlling bridge transmits a multicast data packet with an ETAG having a multicast ECID via a cascade port, and the multicast ECID directs to egress ports in different VLANs of the multicast group on a port extender connected with the cascade port. The port extender receives the packet with the ETAG via an upstream port connected with the controlling bridge, searches for multicast duplication information matching the multicast ECID, duplicates the packet for each egress port based on the multicast duplication information, removes the ETAG of each copy of the packet, adds a port identification and a VLAN identification of each egress port to each copy of the packet, and transmits the packet containing the VLAN identification via each egress port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: NEW H3C TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mengtao Zhou, Zhenglin Qi, Yihong Xiu, Daogui Liu, Yuchao Zhu, Gao Song
  • Patent number: 10880599
    Abstract: A method of processing media output events, each having a corresponding duration, from a plurality of media content receivers within a media distribution system, comprises: a. dividing the output events into a plurality of segments, such that output events having similar properties are placed into the same one of said segments; b. within each said segment, identifying a long duration threshold based on the distribution of the durations of the output events within that segment; c. and applying the long duration thresholds of each said segment for control and/or analysis of the media distribution system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventors: Jose Sanchez Loureda, Gavin Meggs, Sarah Moore, Julie Chung, Robert Stafford, Michael Scott, Shaun Russell, Jason Thompson, Jonathan Green, Christopher Spencer
  • Patent number: 10872351
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and device for providing an advertisement, in which a service device extracts a list of customers to be targeted based on authentication based information, and a user terminal device corresponding to the extracted list of customers collects non-authentication based information to provide an advertisement to an advertisement target application operated by a third party, and a recording medium in which a computer program for performing the method is recorded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: SK Planet Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jongsoo Lee, Hokeun Jeon, Jungmin Park
  • Patent number: 10868621
    Abstract: A radio receiver comprises radio frequency (RF) receiver circuitry that receives a radio broadcast signal, an Internet network interface, a display, a memory, processing circuitry, and a client application including instructions for execution by the processing circuitry. The client application is configured to: determine geographic location information of the radio receiver; determine radio broadcasts that are available to the radio receiver using the geographical location information; select metadata, from metadata stored in the memory, that is associated with the radio broadcasts available to the radio receiver; and present information included in the selected metadata using the display according to the received radio broadcast signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Ibiquity Digital Corporation
    Inventor: Paul Venezia
  • Patent number: 10861046
    Abstract: A device may broadcast content (e.g., using Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS), evolved MBMS (eMBMS), or Cell Broadcast Service (CBS)); determine that a user device has received the content; determine analytics information regarding the user device; identify, based on the analytics information, personalized content for the user device; and output, to the user device, the personalized content. The user device may receive the broadcasted content; present the broadcasted content; output an indication that the broadcasted content is being presented; receive the personalized content that was generated based on the outputted indication; and present the personalized content in conjunction with the broadcasted content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignees: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc., Cellco Partnership
    Inventors: Lalit R. Kotecha, Sagiv Draznin, Jude M. Munn
  • Patent number: 10860993
    Abstract: An e-commerce system and method for facilitating transactions between a customer and a vendor is disclosed. The e-commerce system includes a receiver configured to receive a request for at least one token, the request including the details of at least one transaction for the purchase of at least one product, a processor configured to generate at least one token, a transmitter configured to transmit the at least one token to a customer browser, the customer browser being used to validate the token using at least one iframe, the receiver configured to receive submission in the iframe, the processor configured to decode the token, the processor configured to perform one or more validations, and the processor configured to process the transaction, on a condition that the validations are approved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: SWOOP IP HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: James Kassemi, John P. Killoran, Jr., Chad Person
  • Patent number: 10825004
    Abstract: An automated banking machine includes at least one reader that is operative to read indicia from data bearing items that is usable to identify financial accounts. The machine further includes at least one input device, a cash dispenser and a controller. The controller is operative to cause a determination that the read indicia corresponds to a user financial account upon which a transaction is authorized to be conducted through the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventors: Patricia A. Walker, Ralph E. Jocke
  • Patent number: 10817903
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for associating a plurality of Internet-enabled devices with a common user profile for targeting Internet content or advertising. One method includes: receiving, from a plurality of Internet-enabled devices, a plurality of requests for electronic content or advertising; extracting, from each of the plurality of requests, a source IP address and a unique identifier associated with the respective Internet-enabled device; identifying each possible pair of devices from which requests were received; calculating for each possible pair of devices a probability that the pair of devices are owned or operated by a common user; and prompting a user to either confirm a characteristic of a prior browsing session or to log-in to an account associated with the common user based on a comparison of the calculated probability to one or more thresholds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: VERIZON MEDIA INC.
    Inventors: Seth Mitchell Demsey, Matthew Patton