Comparative Campaigns Patents (Class 705/14.42)
  • Patent number: 11875273
    Abstract: Briefly, example methods, apparatuses, and/or articles of manufacture are disclosed that may be implemented, in whole or in part, using one or more computing devices to facilitate and/or support one or more operations and/or techniques for machine learning (ML) classification of digital content for mobile communication devices, such as implemented in connection with one or more computing and/or communication networks and/or protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Yahoo Ad Tech LLC
    Inventors: Marc Bron, Mounia Lalmas, Huw Evans, Mahlon Chute, Miriam Redi, Fabrizio Silvestri
  • Patent number: 11810155
    Abstract: A system for maintaining product networks to provide recommendations for bid amounts to third party entity devices. A service provider entity device tracks product purchase history for customers and determines relationships associated with products purchased by the customers. When a webpage is loaded by a customer device, a third party entity device receives a bid request from a publisher device and transmits a bid recommendation request to the service provider entity device. The service provider entity device determines input features including a base bid, a propensity score, and a pacing score based on the relationships. The service provider entity device transmits a bid recommendation response with a recommended bid amount to the third party entity device, based on the input features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Jacob Gilbert, Dustin Kwan, Oliver N. Dsouza, Robert Alan Stock
  • Patent number: 11810147
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for automatic attribution modeling and measurement. In aspects, a system may receive identification information associated with profiles and electronic devices that were exposed to a certain piece of targeted content. The demographic and device data associated with the individuals who were exposed to the targeted content are used to create a control group of individuals who were not exposed to that targeted content. The real-world visit rates of the exposed group and the control group to one or more locations may be monitored over a period of time (or campaign) and evaluated to assess the effectiveness of the targeted content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Foursquare Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Hoffman, Adam Poswolsky, Robert Stewart
  • Patent number: 11809505
    Abstract: A method for pushing information, and an electronic device are disclosed. The method includes: obtaining a plurality of initial pages containing document content; predicting, based on the document content in the plurality of initial pages, an effective rate for pushing information using each initial page; selecting, based on the effective rate, at least one candidate page from the plurality of initial pages and extracting a first keyword from the document content of the at least one candidate page; and determining a target page for mounting information to be pushed from the at least one candidate page, based on a matching degree between a second keyword of the information to be pushed and the first keyword.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: BEIJING BAIDU NETCOM SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xihuan Liu, Shichen Shao, Yongheng Li, Mengze Li, Shan Chen
  • Patent number: 11790400
    Abstract: A method includes: receiving a query from a computing device accessed by a recipient; accessing an identifier, associated with an advertisement card, including a pointer to an electronic document associated with the advertisement card and a recipient code associated with the recipient; accessing a set of recipient profiles associated with target recipients of a set of advertisement cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: ConversionRobots Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Tosswill, Sam Brewczynski, Mark Weaver
  • Patent number: 11783380
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems, methods, and computer-readable media for selectively identifying lodging content from listings provided by different listing providers and generating a composite listing that includes content selected across the different providers. For example, systems described herein may include content selection models that are trained to select different content types from listings that are provided by different listing providers based on features of the content and/or users. The composite listing may enable a user to book a stay with a lodging facility based on content presented via different third-party content providers for the same facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: TRAVELPASS GROUP, LLC
    Inventors: Joshua Blair Anderson, Jason Wayne Stubbs, Alan M. Feuerlein
  • Patent number: 11776041
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments relate to a computer implemented recommender system/method which enables the computer to provide more “emotionally” relevant/connected, and therefore more likely to be successful, recommendations while minimizing dependency on historical data as well susceptibility to bias, e.g. monetary and/or sponsor based. The disclosed embodiments segment a target set of known users into groups based on similar characteristics and then associate each group with one or more unique sets of affinities derived from the social media interactions of a general population having similar affinities. Similarly, a unique set of affinity characteristics is derived, and stored in a data structure, for each of a set of recommendations. The unique sets of affinities associated with the groups are compared with the set of affinity characteristics associated with each recommendations to derive a subset thereof relevant to the users of the particular group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Virgin Cruises Intermediate Limited
    Inventors: Michelle Bentubo, Zachary R. Merritt, Andrew P. Schwalb, Francis G. Farro, II, Vijay Achanti
  • Patent number: 11763341
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to data correlation of data pertaining to content distributed through distinct content delivery networks including offline networks and data related to user interaction with an online presence on the distributed computer network and uses for such correlated data, including to measure and quantify latent effects of the content distributed through a distinct content delivery network, such as an offline network, on user's interactions with the online presence on the distributed computer network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: TATARI, INC.
    Inventors: Michael D. Swinson, Lin O'Driscoll, Wei Chen
  • Patent number: 11756070
    Abstract: An influence system for predicting advertisement impact for advertising response selection. A treatment group of entities is selected which have received an advertising treatment of a campaign. A control group of entities is selected which excludes the treatment group entities is selected which have not received the advertising treatment of the campaign. An influence model is created for each campaign by comparing features of the treatment group converters to features of the control group converters. A campaign is selected for an opportunity to expose a specified entity to advertising based on the result of applying each respective campaign's influence model to features of the specified entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Quantcast Corporation
    Inventor: Tianxiao Huang
  • Patent number: 11756071
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides for management of impressions in advertisement campaigns. Impressions may be moved between different impression media based on performance metrics and historical data. Impression budgets may be modified in an active campaign based on forecasts determined using current performance data. Impression budgets may be reallocated between simultaneously active advertisement campaigns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Brenner, Christopher Ambrozic
  • Patent number: 11741502
    Abstract: Devices for symbiotic display of ads on mobile devices are provided. A mobile device has a display screen that includes an ad display for displaying ad content and an operating system display for operating system and applications. Ads are constantly displayed on the ad display independent to the content displayed on the operating system display. The display screen may have an aspect ratio of 18:9 with a 2:9 ad display and a 16:9 operating system display. The ad display and operating system display may be separate touch screens that are contiguous or a single touch screen that is divided into two or more distinct displays as a function of an operating system or application. The ad display may be in an auxiliary display device connected to the mobile device. A system and method for applying symbiotic targeted advertising is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: Ohana Corp
    Inventors: Douglas Mochrie, Jeff Thompson, Martin Guthrie
  • Patent number: 11720917
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for managing online advertising campaigns based on causal conversion metrics are provided. In some embodiments, the method comprises: receiving conversion information corresponding to test group including consumers that were presented with an advertisement using an advertising channel; receiving advertisement viewability information indicative of a probability that each of the consumers viewed the advertisement; determining that a subset of the consumers did not view the advertisement based on the probability; placing the consumers into a control group and a test group based on the probability corresponding to each of the consumers; calculating a causal conversion metric based on a comparison of the conversion information corresponding to consumers of the control group and conversion information corresponding to consumers of the test group; and determining whether to place an advertisement using the advertising channel based on the causal conversion metric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: Integral Ad Science, Inc.
    Inventors: Kiril Tsemekhman, Vadim Tsemekhman, Arun Ahuja
  • Patent number: 11720779
    Abstract: A wireless communication device is disclosed. The wireless communication device has a near field communications transmitter system. The device has an outer chassis that can be sized, dimensioned and decorated to resemble common household items that lack any apparent value. The wireless communication device can also include an indicia that is invisible to an unaided human eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventor: Ruthie D. Lyle
  • Patent number: 11694243
    Abstract: A method begins by monitoring exchange item transactions occurring in an exchange item marketplace network. The method continues with generating trend information based on the monitored exchange item transactions and determining attributes for a targeted marketing program based on the trend information. The method continues with identifying a subset of buyer computing devices based on the attributes. The method continues by generating offer information based on the targeted marketing program and sending the offer information to the subset of buyer computing devices. When receiving a purchase request from a buyer computing device, the method continues by generating an exchange item request regarding an exchange item and sending the exchange item request to a branded server associated with the exchange item. The method includes receiving offer exchange item information from the branded server and sending at least a portion of the offer exchange item information to the buyer computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: Raise Marketplace, LLC
    Inventors: George Bousis, Milo Todorovich, Christopher J. Skinner, Josh K. Metnick
  • Patent number: 11694220
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments, there are provided mechanisms and methods for advertisement distribution using a multi-tenant on-demand database system. These mechanisms and methods for distributing advertisements using a multi-tenant on-demand database system can integrate an advertisement distribution service with the services provided by the multi-tenant on-demand database system. The ability to provide an advertisement distribution service with the services provided by the multi-tenant on-demand database system can enable the distribution of advertisements to take advantage of other data stored by and/or services provided by the multi-tenant on-demand database system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: Salesforce, Inc.
    Inventor: Sridhar Palakurthy
  • Patent number: 11687966
    Abstract: A method for online advertising, is provided, including: receiving a request for a web page from a client device; in response to the request, selecting an advertisement for presentation on the web page, and transmitting the web page to the client device; determining a duration of exposure of the advertisement when the web page is presented on the client device; determining a level of performance of a guaranteed presentation amount associated with the advertisement, the level of performance based on the duration of exposure of the advertisement. In another embodiment, a plurality of candidate advertisements are identified for presentation on a requested web page; for each candidate, an expected cost per time unit (eCPTU) of exposure is determined; one candidate advertisement is selected for presentation on the web page based on the eCPTU's; the web page is transmitted to a client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Yahoo Ad Tech LLC
    Inventor: Xing Yi
  • Patent number: 11671679
    Abstract: Example methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture to implement under-addressable advertisement measurement are disclosed. Example apparatus disclosed herein determine a tuned under-addressable advertisement duration and a total tuned advertisement duration for a first television broadcast at a first monitored site, the tuned under-addressable advertisement duration and the total tuned advertisement duration determined based on (i) return-path tuning data associated with the first monitored site, (ii) linear advertisement log data associated with a broadcast area including the first monitored site, and (iii) addressable advertisement log data associated with the first monitored site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: THE NIELSEN COMPANY (US), LLC
    Inventors: Gangadhar Jakkula, Jean Guerrettaz, John Charles Coughlin, Paul Chimenti, Jiji Sadasivakurup, Kimberly I. Gilberti, Samantha M. Mowrer, Narasimha Reddy Goli, Molly Poppie
  • Patent number: 11669762
    Abstract: An apparatus, method, and computer program product are provided to adjust and modify input signals used in connection with predictive models by detecting events, such as changes in operating parameters of data objects and/or related systems and calculating adjusted decay rates to be applied to time-series data associated with times prior to an occurrence of an event. In some example implementations, an indication of an event associated with a given datastream is received, in a manner which indicates the change in an operating parameter and the time at which the change occurred. Based at least in part on the indication of the event associated with the datastream, a second decay rate associated with the set of time-series data is determined and applied to the set of time-series data, such that an updated future performance level can be calculated by a predictive model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: GROUPON, INC.
    Inventors: Leopold Silberstein, Abhaya Parthy, Boris Lerner
  • Patent number: 11663623
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable recording medium stores therein a prediction program that causes a computer to execute a process including obtaining a machine learning model trained by using training data, the machine learning model predicting presence or absence of purchase actions or predetermined actions of users corresponding to feature information on the users, the training data including feature information on users and information indicating the presence or the absence of the purchase actions of commercial products or the predetermined actions, receiving input of a budget amount in an entry field displayed on a display in association with a user group including users including a common feature in the feature information, and displaying, in association with the budget amount on the display, feature information on the users included in the user group corresponding to the entry field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Keisuke Goto, Tatsuya Asai, Kotaro Ohori, Yoshinobu Shiota
  • Patent number: 11665073
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an intervention evaluation system estimates counterfactual metric for a focal online platform based on an assessment model built using performance data of the focal online platform and control online platforms. The intervention evaluation system accesses performance data of the focal online platform that has been subject to a temporary intervention and performance data of control online platforms that are not subject to the temporary intervention. The intervention evaluation system determines estimation weights for these control online platforms based on the performance data in a pre-intervention period. Based on the estimation weights, the intervention evaluation system computes a counterfactual metric indicating the performance of the focal online platform in a post-intervention period in the absence of the temporary intervention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Pranav Ravindra Maneriker, Reshmi Sasidharan, Atanu R. Sinha
  • Patent number: 11606609
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a computer-based process that determines when a viewer is likely to skip over supplemental content and adjusts supplemental content presentation to compensate. Systems of embodiments of the disclosure may utilize various inputs to determine the likelihood of skipping supplemental content, including cursor position at or near specified icons or other UI elements, as well as user actions such as gaze direction, various motions or actions, controller manipulations, and the like. Once a likelihood of skipping supplemental content is determined, various actions may be taken in response, including without limitation selection of supplemental content that conveys its intended message prior to skipping, supplemental content that can be played at increased speed, and designation of supplemental content slots as skippable or non-skippable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffry Copps Robert Jose, Ankur Anil Aher, Cato Yang
  • Patent number: 11580565
    Abstract: An automated advertising scheduling and distribution process reacts to the effectiveness of sales data. A hosted platform creates location-specific playlists based on key consumer variables that impact buying behavior, and dynamically performs data analytics. Utilizing a programmatic system and machine learning algorithmic methodology, the platform gathers data from the retailer's data warehouse and automatically pulls location-by-location sales data while simultaneously collecting playback data. If sales are not being affected on the particular item that is being promoted, then the platform may be configured to replace that message with a promotional message for another product with a higher likelihood of engagement and conversion. This virtual feedback loop ensures that the platform is optimizing the most effective series of promotional messages for any given location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: NewsBreak Media Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Bradley, Brian C. Nelson
  • Patent number: 11568982
    Abstract: A computer-based system and method to assign patients to providers. In one embodiment, the invention predicts the performance of provider-patient pairs in terms of different outcome-, financial- and satisfaction-related metrics across providers using advanced machine learning methodologies to develop distinct models for each of these metrics across each of the providers using a historical database. In another embodiment, patients are assigned to providers in a batch or online manner using this information through an optimization framework that looks to maximize or minimize arbitrary combinations of the outcome-, financial-, and satisfaction-related metrics subject to practical operational constraints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: HEALTH AT SCALE CORPORATION
    Inventors: John V. Guttag, Zeeshan H. Syed
  • Patent number: 11551269
    Abstract: An analysis system may receive a request to determine a cause of underdelivery for an ad (“query content item”). Properties of the query content item can be processed through a matching model to determine properties of a bid request, thereby generating a bid request. The generated bid request also includes a request for the content server to return a report in response to the bid request regarding ad selection decisions. The bid request may be submitted to the content server, which causes the content server to define a set of candidate content items and select at least one of the candidate content items to submit bids on behalf of in response to the bid request. The content server also provides a report in regarding ad selection decisions. Thus, if the query content item is one of the ads that were not selected, the report may include factors contributing to the query content item not being selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jose Antonio Medina-Peralta, Yatin Sunil Deshpande, Rouzbeh Ghafouri, Binh D Vo, Unmil Tambe
  • Patent number: 11546409
    Abstract: Techniques to measure consumption of content pages comprising a plurality of distinct content assets are disclosed. In various embodiments, content consumption signal data gathered by a plurality of clients, the content consumption signal data reflecting for at least a subset of content pages user engagement by content asset comprising the content page, is received. The received content consumption signal data and content attribute data associated with each respective content page are used to compute for each content page a content consumption metric reflecting an amount of content determined to have been consumed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Nativo, Inc.
    Inventor: Justin Yoo Choi
  • Patent number: 11544743
    Abstract: Application personalization techniques and systems are described that leverage an embedded machine learning module to preserve a user's privacy while still supporting rich personalization with improved accuracy and efficiency of use of computational resources over conventional techniques and systems. The machine learning module, for instance, may be embedded as part of an application to execute within a context of the application to learn user preferences to train a model using machine learning. This model is then used within the context of execution of the application to personalize the application, such as control access to digital content, make recommendations, control which items of digital marketing content are exposed to a user via the application, and so on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas William Randall Jacobs, Peter Raymond Fransen, Kevin Gary Smith, Kent Andrew Edmonds, Jen-Chan Jeff Chien, Gavin Stuart Peter Miller
  • Patent number: 11487794
    Abstract: In various embodiments described herein, a visualization system receives message requests from client devices, wherein the message requests comprise at least location data that identifies a location of a client device, and media content, wherein the media content includes at least one of image data, audio data, and video data. In response to receiving the message requests that comprise the media content, the visualization system analyzes and parses the media content to detect one or more tags embedded within the media content. In response to detecting the tag, the visualization system identifies a campaign or account referenced by or associated with the tag. Based on the identification of the campaign based on the tag within the media content, the visualization system determines a distribution of the campaign based on the location data from the message request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Xuan Huang, Andrew Maxwell, Shuai Tong, Xiaoyu Wang
  • Patent number: 11470400
    Abstract: A computer-driven apparatus coupled to a network receives data from metadata sources and consumers' display devices. From the sources, the apparatus collects metadata concerning characteristics of a given item of host video and a proposed class of advertisements for web delivery proximate or embedded in the given item. The apparatus continually monitors actual delivery of the given item by receiving transmissions from consumers' display devices. The apparatus develops initial forecasting inputs based on historical data from similar host videos, and then adjusts the forecasting inputs based on the actual deliveries. These forecasting inputs are used to compute an interim supply of advertising opportunities associated with the given item, which is reduced by relevant factors to provide a net available supply forecast. The apparatus provides a human-readable display of information including the net available supply forecast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: FreeWheel Media, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Marc Heller, Michael Henry Evangelista, Jingchun Yu
  • Patent number: 11403532
    Abstract: A method for finding a solution to a problem is provided. The method includes storing candidate individuals in a candidate pool and evolving the candidate individuals by performing steps including (i) testing each of the candidate individuals to obtain test results, (ii) assigning a performance measure to the tested candidate individuals, (iii) discarding candidate individuals from the candidate pool in dependence upon their assigned performance measure, and (iv) adding, to the candidate pool, a new candidate individual procreated from candidate individuals remaining in the candidate pool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Cognizant Technology Solutions U.S. Corporation
    Inventors: Risto Miikkulainen, Hormoz Shahrzad, Nigel Duffy, Philip M. Long
  • Patent number: 11386452
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system for predicting imputed revenue of inquiries includes: one or more computing devices comprising computer hardware and configured to: obtain data relating to a plurality of inquiries. Each of the plurality of inquiries is (a) indicative of a request for information about one or more programs providing a service, and (b) received from a particular channel of a plurality of online channels for presenting the one or more programs. The plurality of inquiries are represented using one or more data structures in one or more data sources. The computing devices are further configured to determine a model for predicting enrollment rates of the plurality of inquiries based at least in part on historical enrollment data of at least one program of the one or more programs, the model specifying a predicted enrollment rate value for one or more characteristics associated with the plurality of inquiries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: CPL ASSETS, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Ostrover, Jonathan Frederick Ripper
  • Patent number: 11361343
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for managing online advertising campaigns based on causal conversion metrics are provided. In some embodiments, the method comprises: receiving conversion information corresponding to test group including consumers that were presented with an advertisement using an advertising channel; receiving advertisement viewability information indicative of a probability that each of the consumers viewed the advertisement; determining that a subset of the consumers did not view the advertisement based on the probability; placing the consumers into a control group and a test group based on the probability corresponding to each of the consumers; calculating a causal conversion metric based on a comparison of the conversion information corresponding to consumers of the control group and conversion information corresponding to consumers of the test group; and determining whether to place an advertisement using the advertising channel based on the causal conversion metric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Integral Ad Science, Inc.
    Inventors: Kiril Tsemekhman, Vadim Tsemekhman, Arun Ahuja
  • Patent number: 11362897
    Abstract: A method, system and apparatus for inter-parties network computing. A policy management method can include establishing a set of policy terms for receiving content from a content provider based upon preferences selected by a content recipient externally to the content recipient and content provider. The method further can include enforcing the policy terms externally to the content recipient and content provider for content provided by the content provider for receipt by the content recipient. Notably, the establishing step can include mapping the selected preferences to the set of policy terms. The establishing step also can include exposing an interface to the content recipient, and accepting the selected preferences through the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew L. Schirmer, Ruthie D. Lyle, Michael Muller
  • Patent number: 11341694
    Abstract: Various examples are directed to computer-implemented systems and methods for graphical representation of financial account outflow. The method includes obtaining, by a processor of a computer, a transaction of an account holder including an amount and frequency of the transaction, and categorizing the transaction on a continuum of discretionary spending and fixed expense spending. The transaction is displayed by the processor on a user interface using a graph having an x-axis providing a frequency of the at least one transaction, and a y-axis indicating the categorization of the transaction. The transaction is displayed as a bubble on the graph, where the bubble has a diameter that is proportional to the amount of the transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Erik Schutzman, Tambra Nichols, Susan Bell McCraw, H. Brock Kolls
  • Patent number: 11321779
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system, method and apparatus for evaluating a variety of financial information, determining a valuation metric, and distributing the valuation metric to system users. The valuation metric distribution may be configured by an administrator for automatic distribution of the valuation metric to system users. Alternately, a system user may log onto a central server to access the valuation metric, based on administrator defined or user-customized system data. The valuation characteristic provides a system user with a metric that may be used to assist in allocating the user's financial resources. The metric is determined by analyzing three main types of financial indicators, specifically an earnings-yield factor, an interest factor and a growth indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Refinitiv US Organization LLC
    Inventors: Steven Krull, Michael G. Thompson
  • Patent number: 11323495
    Abstract: Information regarding application usage on an actor device may be provided through activity notifications and activity reports. An activity notification describing current application activity on an actor device is sent, via wireless connection, to an observer device which displays the activity notification. Activity notifications provide different granularity levels of information based on a received level selection or based on a distance (proximity) between the actor device and the observer device. An activity report representing the history of application usage on an actor device may be displayed on the actor device. For example, the activity report may be triggered to by displayed when the actor device is placed flat. The activity report provides a graphical representation of the application usage on the actor device for a predetermined time period of prior usage. The graphical representation may comprise a plurality of stripes, each stripe representing a particular application or application type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: AUTODESK, INC.
    Inventors: Tovi Grossman, George Fitzmaurice, Justin Frank Matejka, Barrett Ens, Fraser Anderson
  • Patent number: 11315088
    Abstract: A method may include collecting, in a data store, a plurality of signals associated with a user and a geographic area; calculating, using at least one processor, a satisfaction score for the user with respect to the geographic area based on the plurality of signals; querying the data store to retrieve a set of entities associated with the geographic area; generating, using the at least one processor, a respective credit allocation amount for each of the set of entities based on the satisfaction score and a user-specified allocation modality; and initiating a transfer from a user account to a set of receiver accounts according to the respective generated credit allocation amounts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Jannette Marie McCully, Michael H. Chang, Russell Sage Hamilton, Gerardo Costilla, Darius A. Miranda, Muhammad Farukh Munir, Traci H. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11315144
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for evaluating the effectiveness of all types of communication carried on offline communication media so as to generate data equivalent to the data obtained in online communication media. The present invention uses tangible tools such as fixed-line telephones, cellphones, computers, tablets and any other wearable mobile device to generate that data that will be used in media plans that are much more precise and efficient than the plans currently known. Finally, the present invention relates to said media plan obtained using one of said methods as well as the purchase of optimized media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventor: Rodrigo Parana Sanches
  • Patent number: 11301900
    Abstract: Arrangements for dynamic data exchange and control are provided. In some examples, user device location data may be detected by a system. The location data may be detected in real-time and one or more entities within a predefined proximity of the detected location may be identified. A communication session may be established with a first entity of the one or more entities identified and a request for a first offer may be transmitted to the first entity. In response, a first offer may be received from the first entity and evaluated to determine whether it is an optimized offer. If so, the offer may be presented to the user. If not, a counter offer may be generated using machine learning. The counter offer may be transmitted to the first entity for evaluation and acceptance or generation of another counter offer. Upon agreeing to a particular offer, the offer may be transmitted to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Monika Kapur, Nathan Dent
  • Patent number: 11288684
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, simulation and prediction system, and computer program product for advertising portfolio management. Embodiments commence upon receiving data comprising a plurality of marketing stimulations and respective measured responses, both pertaining to a first time period. A computer is used to form a multi-channel simulation model, where the simulation model accepts the marketing stimulations then outputs simulated responses. The simulation model is used for determining cross-channel weights to apply to the respective measured responses pertaining to the first time period. The simulation model is updated to reflect updated marketing stimulations pertaining to a second time period. The updated marketing stimulations overwrite some of the plurality of marketing stimulations captured in the first time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Anto Chittilappilly, Payman Sadegh, Madan Bharadwaj, Darius Jose, Rakesh Pillai
  • Patent number: 11250472
    Abstract: A computer-executable method, a computer system and a non-transitory computer-readable medium are provided for causing electronic marketing communications of one or more promotions to be generated on a mobile computing device associated with a consumer. A method includes programmatically retrieving promotion data indicative of a plurality of promotions from a computer memory. The method includes determining, using processing circuitry, a promotion score for each of the plurality of promotions. Each promotion score is determined based on consumer profile data, stored consumer activity data, and at least one of: current consumer activity data, current local context data, or predicted consumer activity data. The method further includes outputting indications configured to generate electronic marketing communications associated with the plurality of promotions based on the promotion scores of the plurality of promotions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: GROUPON, INC.
    Inventors: Don Albert Chennavasin, Lawrence Lee Wai, Hamish Barney, Devdatta Gangal, Daniel Beard, Valampuri Lakshminarayanan, Michael Burton
  • Patent number: 11221859
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and mobile terminal for presenting a screen saver of an application are disclosed. The method comprises: sending broadcast information by a first application installed on the mobile terminal to other applications when a screen saver is to be activated; obtaining version numbers of the configuration information saved by other applications based on the received broadcast information from other applications; obtaining the latest version of configuration information based on the version number of the configuration information saved by the first application and the received version numbers of the configuration information saved by other applications; determining whether the first application has the highest priority among the first application and other applications based on the priorities of the applications contained in the latest version of configuration information; and if so, presenting the screen saver of the first application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Beijing Kingsoft Internet Security Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kangzong Zhang, Yong Luo
  • Patent number: 11216838
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed at determining a conversion rate and a latency distribution for an online campaign. The conversion rate indicates a ratio of an overall number of converted impressions to the number of previously provided impressions. The converted impressions are a subset of the set of previously provided impressions. One method includes receiving conversions from the campaign and determining an observed latency for the conversions. Each conversion is uniquely associated with one of the converted impressions. The observed latencies are based on a temporal difference between the conversion and the associated converted impression. The method simultaneously determines each of the conversion rate and parameters of the latency distribution. The latency distribution indicates a temporal distribution of the observed latencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: VERIZON MEDIA INC.
    Inventors: Niklas Karlsson, Mohsen Moslehpour
  • Patent number: 11212337
    Abstract: Techniques to measure consumption of content pages comprising a plurality of distinct content assets are disclosed. In various embodiments, content consumption signal data gathered by a plurality of clients, the content consumption signal data reflecting for at least a subset of content pages user engagement by content asset comprising the content page, is received. The received content consumption signal data and content attribute data associated with each respective content page are used to compute for each content page a content consumption metric reflecting an amount of content determined to have been consumed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Nativo, Inc.
    Inventor: Justin Yoo Choi
  • Patent number: 11205192
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for systems and methods for automated graphic generation for data sets identified using artificial intelligence. Example methods may include determining a set of user accounts that are similar to a second user account, determining first historical performance data for a first set of digital content associated with the first user account, determining second historical performance data for a second set of digital content associated with the second user account, and generating a first score for the first user account. Example methods may include determining a first number of search queries associated with the first user account, determining a second number of search queries associated with the second user account, generating a second score for the first user account, causing presentation of the first score and the second score at a user interface, and generating an action recommendation for the first user account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Timothy Rivera, George Aspland, Hoa Thi Thieu Vu, Alabhya Farkiya, Bo Yang, Christopher Vander Mey
  • Patent number: 11202108
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices of the various embodiments may provide for dynamic ad insertion. Systems, methods, and devices of the various embodiments may enable Video-On-Demand (VOD) dynamic ad inventory handling by a network operator. Systems, methods, and devices of the various embodiments may enable augmenting network operator VOD ad inventory in a VOD session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Charter Communications Operating, LLC
    Inventors: Tim Whitton, Glenn K. Meyer, Basil Badawiyeh
  • Patent number: 11194875
    Abstract: A method can include modeling a webpage as a random field. The random field can include an undirected graph including two or more nodes and one or more edges. A goodness function can be associated with one or more webpage elements. Each edge of the one or more edges can include a compatibility function based at least in part on the one or more goodness functions of two different nodes of the two or more nodes. The method also can include determining a probability of the webpage having exceeded a predetermined threshold based at least in part on one or more of the compatibility functions of the one or more edges. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Kannan Achan, Venkata Syam Prakash Rapaka, Evren Korpeoglu, Shirpaa Manoharan
  • Patent number: 11176156
    Abstract: A system determines a name probability based on a first name dataset frequency of a first name value stored by a first name field in a personal record and a last name dataset frequency of a last name value stored by a last name field in a personal record. The system determines at least one other probability based on another dataset frequency of another value stored by another field in the personal record and an additional dataset frequency of an additional value stored by an additional field in the personal record. The system determines a combined probability based on the name probability and the at least one other probability. The system increments a count of identifiable personal records for each personal record that has a corresponding combined probability that satisfies an identifiability threshold. The system outputs a message based on the count of identifiable personal records.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Arun Kumar Jagota, Stanislav Georgiev
  • Patent number: 11144983
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments relate to a computer implemented recommender system/method which enables the computer to provide more “emotionally” relevant/connected, and therefore more likely to be successful, recommendations while minimizing dependency on historical data as well susceptibility to bias, e.g. monetary and/or sponsor based. The disclosed embodiments segment a target set of known users into groups based on similar characteristics and then associate each group with one or more unique sets of affinities derived from the social media interactions of a general population having similar affinities. Similarly, a unique set of affinity characteristics is derived, and stored in a data structure, for each of a set of recommendations. The unique sets of affinities associated with the groups are compared with the set of affinity characteristics associated with each recommendations to derive a subset thereof relevant to the users of the particular group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Virgin Cruises Intermediate Limited
    Inventors: Michelle Bentubo, Zachary R. Merritt, Andrew Pierce Schwalb, Francis G. Farro, II, Vijay Achanti
  • Patent number: 11132700
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for performing an A/B test on a target element of an online platform. In one aspect, a method comprises: conducting an A/B test on a target element of an online platform, comprising: for each user in a population of users, measuring: (i) an outcome of the user interacting with the online platform, and (ii) an interaction of the user with a mediator element of the online platform; and determining, based on the A/B test, a direct effect value that estimates an expected change in user outcomes when the test version of the target element is presented instead of the control version of the target element that is caused independently of induced changes in user interaction with the mediator element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Etsy, Inc.
    Inventors: Xuan Yin, Liangjie Hong
  • Patent number: 11132369
    Abstract: An online system identifies a candidate content item eligible for presentation to a viewing user of the online system, in which the candidate content item includes media (e.g., an image, a video, etc.). The online system identifies one or more media attributes for the media, such as color saturation, tone, brightness, sharpness, contrast, etc. The online system also predicts a value of a performance metric for the candidate content item that indicates a likelihood of user engagement with the candidate content item by the viewing user. For each modification that may be made to a media attribute, the online system predicts a change to the value of the performance metric. Based on the predicted change, the online system determines an optimal set of media attributes associated with a maximum predicted value of the performance metric. The online system modifies the media based on the optimal set of media attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Elizabeth Patton Boles, Yining Wu, Cassidy Jake Beeve-Morris, Chin Lung Fong