Optimization Patents (Class 705/14.43)
  • Patent number: 11908002
    Abstract: A method of delivering advertising in an online environment includes determining a context of a user operating a client computer to interact with an e-commerce website, where the determined context representing an intent of the user to locate a product for purchase, defining a relation between one or more of a plurality of advertisements and the product based on at least one of a plurality of relevance types, and displaying, to the user, at least one of the advertisements having the relation to the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Black Crow AI, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Feuerstein, Richard Harris, Joshua Hartmann, Adam R. Pritchard, Arun Rajan, Kurt Schrader, Jonathan Taqqu, Damon Tassone
  • Patent number: 11893604
    Abstract: Supplemental content can be determined through a server-side process, wherein a primary content provider can obtain the supplemental content from a supplemental content provider before any of the content is sent to the client device initially requesting the primary content. A primary content provider submits a request that can include an authorization token for the primary content provider, a publisher token including a proxy identifier for the user, application, or client device, and other relevant information. The supplemental content provider can verify the information and select targeted content based on the information. The supplemental content can then be provided to the primary content provider for incorporation with the primary content. The primary content provider can adjust the layout or selection before sending to the client device for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: A9.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Lionel Bitoun, Bryan Thomas Quinn
  • Patent number: 11856100
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of partitioning a blockchain network into shards is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of identifying a transaction id of a blockchain transaction and allocating the transaction to a shard based on the transaction id.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: nChain Licensing AG
    Inventors: Dean Kramer, Martin Sewell, Bassem Ammar
  • Patent number: 11847669
    Abstract: Systems and methods including one or more processors and one or more non-transitory storage devices storing computing instructions configured to run on the one or more processors and perform determining a respective interaction metric between at least two respective keywords of a plurality of keywords; constructing, using each respective interaction metric, as determined, a graph comprising a plurality of nodes connected by at least one edge; identifying one or more clusters of nodes using the graph; optimizing each cluster of nodes of the one or more clusters of nodes; and facilitating altering a graphical user interface (GUI) of an electronic device based upon a cluster of nodes of the one or more clusters of nodes, as identified and optimized. Other embodiments are disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Inventors: Zigeng Wang, Cheng Jie, Wei Shen
  • Patent number: 11830029
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are described for automated optimization and personalization of customer-specific communication channels using feature classification. A server captures historical interaction data comprising a channel type, a user identifier, an interaction date, and a user response value. The server generates a channel feature vector for each combination of channel type, user identifier, and interaction date. The server identifies features from the channel feature vectors for each different channel type and aggregates the features into a common feature vector. The server executes a trained classification model on the common feature vectors to select user identifiers for each different channel type that have an engagement probability value at or above a corresponding threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: FMR LLC
    Inventors: Aditi Kalra, Shounak Ghosal, Susan Abraham
  • Patent number: 11831594
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to methods and systems for optimized delivery of communications including content to users of a software application. The method also includes obtaining, by a customer engagement platform (CEP), a set of cohort selection criteria for identifying a user cohort to deliver the content; identifying, by a data analytics platform (DAP), the user cohort to communicate with in accordance with the set of cohort selection criteria; identifying, by the DAP, one or more communication configurations for communicating with one or more sub-groups within the user cohort; and to each user of the user cohort, transmitting one or more communications based on the content and a corresponding communication configuration for a sub-group that may include the corresponding user; and measuring engagement outcomes associated with usage of the corresponding one or more communication configurations in communication with each of the sub-groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Dexcom, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrea J. Jackson, Subrai Girish Pai, Mark Derdzinski, Joost Herman Van Der Linden, Maritza S. Powell, Jessica S. Larrabee
  • Patent number: 11783379
    Abstract: Method and computing device for performing dynamic digital signage campaign optimization. Screen data associated to screens controlled by the computing device and requirements of active campaigns are stored at the computing device. The screen data comprise characteristics of the screens and screen activity data defining the activity the screens for the active campaigns. The computing device receives requirements of a candidate campaign and generates a mathematical model based on the requirements of the candidate campaign, the requirements of the active campaigns, and at least some of the screen data. The mathematical model is transmitted to a mathematical solver and a mathematical solution generated by the mathematical solver is received. The computing devices generates configuration data for the candidate campaign based on the mathematical solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Inventors: Daniel Horton, Bryan Mongeau
  • Patent number: 11734747
    Abstract: An initial list of candidate items automatically evaluated and chosen for an end-user is provided. A selection of one or more items in the initial list of candidate items is received from an expert user different than the end-user to include in an item group set for the end-user. Eligible items are evaluated to identify an additional item to include in the item group set based at least in part on an expert judgement prediction machine learning model trained to predict based at least in part on the one or more items already in the item group set a likelihood of a certain item being evaluated would be selected for inclusion in the item group set. Based on the evaluation, the additional item is included in the item group set. Member items in the item group set are indicated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Stitch Fix, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin J. Zielnicki
  • Patent number: 11727438
    Abstract: A campaign management system manages campaign datasets, wherein a campaign dataset corresponds to selections and instructions for executing an online campaign. A campaign dataset might be created by a human or a machine, or multiple humans and computers in a crowd-sourcing approach. Campaign datasets can be processed to determine an expected quality metric, a post-run quality metric, and a confidence level. A campaign comparator can compare campaign datasets to identify similar campaign datasets so that an expected quality metric, a post-run quality metric, and/or a confidence level from one campaign dataset can be imputed to another campaign dataset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Nanocorp AG
    Inventors: Sasha Anna Schriber, Francesco Ambrosiano, Leon Palaić, Markus Hans Gross
  • Patent number: 11729446
    Abstract: In a system configured to enable mutual communications between a contents server and a video display device, the contents server is configured to accumulate a plurality of video contents, receive operator analysis information transmitted from the video display device, select at least one video content from the plurality of accumulated video contents based on the operator analysis information received by an operator information receiving unit, and transmit the selected content to the video display device. The video display device is configured to receive a digital broadcast wave, select a digital broadcast program, acquire the operator analysis information of the video display device, transmit the acquired operator analysis information to the contents server, receive the video content transmitted from the contents server, and select and display one of the digital broadcast program selected by a digital broadcast program selector and the video content received by a video contents receiving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuhiko Yoshizawa
  • Patent number: 11709889
    Abstract: In general, in one aspect, a method includes compiling user interaction statistics for a set of content items displayed in association with a first target media document having a non-textual portion, at least some of the content items associated with one or more keywords, based on the interaction statistics, associating the first target media document with at least some of the keywords associated with the content items, and based on a common attribute of the first target media document and a second target media document having a non-textual portion, associating the second target media document with at least some of the keywords assigned to the first target media document. Other aspects include corresponding systems, apparatus, and computer programs stored on computer storage devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Kai Chen, Steven G. Dropsho, Charles Johan Larsson Tibell, Diego Federici
  • Patent number: 11709908
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method is illustrated as including defining a set of perspective objects capable of being placed onto a modified web page, monitoring parameters of a web page, the parameters including a number of times a current object is executed on the web page, using an Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithm to determine a perspective object with a preferred Return On Investment (ROI), and selecting the perspective object to be placed onto the modified web page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Noel Billingsley, Raghav Gupta, Randall Scott Shoup, Neelakantan Sundaresan
  • Patent number: 11710224
    Abstract: An image processing system for verifying that embedded digital content satisfies a predetermined criterion associated with display of the content, the image processing system a content embedding engine that embeds content in a resource provided by a content provider and that configures the resource for rendering, a rendering engine that renders the content embedded in the resource; an application interface engine that interfaces with the rendering engine and that generates a visualization of the resource and of the embedded content rendered in the resource; and an image processing engine that processes one or more pixels of the generated visualization of the resource and of the embedded content and the resource to verify that the specified visual element satisfies the predetermined criterion; and transmits verification data comprising an indication of whether the predetermined criterion is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Tuna Toksoz, Anton Kast
  • Patent number: 11699167
    Abstract: Systems and methods for the selection of the promotions are provided. A set of possible offers are initially received, each including a set of variables, with each variable having a set of possible values. These form a combination of variable values for each offer. A heuristic is applied to all possible offers to reduce the number of offers being considered. The combination of variable values for these reduced number offers is converted into a vector value, which is then scored, ranked and the top ranked offers are selected for inclusion in a promotional campaign. The remaining offers are then analyzed to select additional offers to include into the promotional campaign which maximizing a determinant for the selected offers using their vectors. All selected offers are administer in a promotional test campaign across many consumer segments. Feedback from the campaign may be collected to generate a “general” offer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: MAPLEBEAR INC.
    Inventor: Michael Montero
  • Patent number: 11694229
    Abstract: Described herein are techniques for streaming digital media content, such as music, video, or television content. In accordance with some embodiments, a server system associated with a media-providing service provides first media content to a user of the media-providing service. The server system analyzes the first media content and selects second media content for delivery in conjunction with the first media content based at least in part on the analysis of the first media content. The method further comprises providing the second media content in conjunction with the first media content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: Spotify AB
    Inventors: Colin McLeod, Jason Richman
  • Patent number: 11687828
    Abstract: A method for relating different types of records. The method may include providing comparison functions, wherein each comparison function corresponds to a semantical class, and wherein a computational cost is associated with each comparison function. The method may include determining one or more attribute pairs between the different types of records. The method may include sorting the comparison functions according to a determined accuracy. The method may include selecting a set of comparison functions associated with semantical classes according to a predefined rule. The method may include determining a total computational cost based on the computational cost of the selected set of comparison functions. The method may include determining whether two or more records are related using the selected set of comparison functions. The method may include relating the two or more records. The method may include determining a rate of false negative records.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Martin Oberhofer, Sergio Luis Olvera Gutierrez, Soma Shekar Naganna, Abhishek Seth, James Albert O'Neill, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11651195
    Abstract: A device may receive an image. The device may utilize an episodic memory to determine a first classification associated with the image. The device may utilize a semantic memory to determine a second classification associated with the image. The device may determine an accuracy associated with utilizing the semantic memory to determine the second classification. The device may determine that the image is associated with the first classification when the accuracy fails to satisfy a threshold accuracy. The device may determine that the image is associated with the second classification when the accuracy satisfies the threshold accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: Verizon Connect Development Limited
    Inventors: Douglas Coimbra De Andrade, Leonardo Taccari
  • Patent number: 11640578
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for advantageously forecasting an inventory of a product having a particular duration (e.g., video content). The technique can include determining the particular configuration (e.g., maximum number of impressions, maximum amount of time permitted) of breaks identified within an impression log. Based on the number of breaks and the configurations of the breaks, the technique can forecast a future inventory of the product. In some implementations, the disclosed technique can identify an amount of a previous break that was not filled with video content. These forecasts can enable product sellers to better communicate with their customers, negotiate supply contracts, price their products, plan for business operations, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: Xandr Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Miller, Charles Douglas Cosman, Thomas Evenson, Eric Smith, Calvin Legh, Thomas Shields, Aaron Martin
  • Patent number: 11632595
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer-readable media for a decentralized application system that enables participating parties to automate the buying and selling of TV media units and/or aggregated TV and premium video audiences is described. The value-based TV/premium video media exchange application system allows the participants to interact with the system directly and/or automate transactions and execution between systems, while ensuring proper governance over each participants own rules and economics associated with the transactions, as well as individual campaign constraints and requirements. The decentralized application system significantly lowers current transaction and execution barriers, timing and costs, while providing a highly accountable and trusted system across all of the exchange participants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: FreeWheel Media, Inc.
    Inventors: Seth Haberman, Gerrit Niemeijer, Robert Bress, Claudio Marcus
  • Patent number: 11627175
    Abstract: An edge gateway system securely delivers and exposes data generated by and/or related to a process plant for consumption by external systems, and includes a field-facing component that sends, to an edge-facing component of the system, a collection of data types defined based on configurations of the process plant and represented using a syntax that is native to the one or more external systems. The field-facing component streams process plant-related content data indicated by one or more interest lists to the edge-facing component, where the streamed data is expressed using the collection of data types. Each interest list may include multiple types of data (e.g., control, I/O, diagnostic, device, historical, etc.) that collectively represent a particular named entity of the plant. Accordingly, the streamed data is securely delivered and exposed, via the edge-facing component, to the external systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Inventors: Mark J. Nixon, Claudio Fayad, Robert G. Halgren, III, Gary K. Law, John M. Caldwell, Anthony Amaro, Jr., Peter Hartmann
  • Patent number: 11625372
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, methods, and computer program products are disclosed for categorizing a data set. An example method includes receiving first electronic information comprising objective indicia of quality associated with the data set and second electronic information comprising subjective indicia of quality associated with the data set. The example method further includes generating third electronic information comprising analytical indicia of quality associated with the data set based on the first electronic information and the second electronic information. The example method further includes generating a data quality rating for the data set based on the first electronic information, the second electronic information, and the third electronic information. Subsequently, the example method includes generating a data quality categorization for the data set based on the data quality rating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Nadine Mooney, Holly Angevine, Elizabeth Hinshaw, Richard Welsh, Raziq Yaqub
  • Patent number: 11620681
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for dynamically detecting mobile environment information are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: Integral Ad Science, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Hapgood, Philip Harris, Neil Thome, Jason Cooper
  • Patent number: 11558489
    Abstract: A computer-implemented, network-connected content recommender generating content recommendations for a plurality of content servers hosted by one or more customers, the content recommender comprising: one or more processors; a memory storing instruction that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the recommender to perform operations comprising: receiving a plurality of content recommendation requests from a querying one of said customer content servers via a plurality of input streams, each input stream including a data repository; outputting data, from the memory, associated with the content recommendation requests; receiving some or all of the data associated with said content recommendation requests; generating a first model-specific recommendation result from a first set of the plurality of received data; generating a second model-specific recommendation result from a second set of the plurality of received data; combining the first model-specific recommendation results with the second model
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Zeta Global Corp.
    Inventors: Barney Govan, Wynn Vonnegut, Christian Monberg
  • Patent number: 11551440
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to machine learning techniques for continuous implementation and training of a machine learning system for identifying the natural language meaning of visual content. A computer vision model or other suitable machine learning model can predict whether a given descriptor is associated with the visual content. A set of such models can be used to determine whether particular ones of a set of descriptors are associated with the visual content, with the determined descriptors representing a meaning of the visual content. This meaning can be refined based on a multi-armed bandit tracking and analyzing interactions between the visual content and users associated with certain personas related to the determined descriptors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Chitti Babu Namballa, Pragyana K. Mishra
  • Patent number: 11540001
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for optimizing data element usage according to user-defined objectives, comprising receiving a plurality of user-defined objectives associated with a group of data elements; receiving one or more constraints associated with the group of data elements, wherein at least one of the constraints comprises resources apportionable to each data element in the group of data elements; apportioning at least a portion of the resources to each data element in the group of data elements in a manner that meets the one or more constraints; receiving metrics associated with the performance of the group of data elements in meeting the plurality of user-defined objectives; determining an effectiveness of each data element in the group of data elements for meeting the plurality of user-defined objectives; and automatically revising the at least a portion of resources associated with each data element in the group of data elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: ADAP.TV, Inc.
    Inventors: Amir Cory, Shubo Liu
  • Patent number: 11508001
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, a method for processing payments made via an electronic payment processing system is provided. An example method includes obtaining training data from a data source. The training data relates to prior purchases made via the electronic payment processing system, wherein the data source includes, in some examples, only a checkout page in a purchase transaction funnel. Features associated with a negative user action in relation to prior purchases are identified. A machine learning algorithm produces a dynamic transactional behavior score indicative of a probability that a purchase will invoke a negative user action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Stripe, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeroen Antonius Egidius Habraken
  • Patent number: 11501341
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method including obtaining an advertisement package, wherein the advertisement package defines an interactive extended reality advertisement and includes a plurality of optional features; obtaining information about a user, their equipment, and their environment; creating an interactive extended reality advertisement by choosing a selected feature of the plurality of optional features according to the user information; and presenting the interactive extended reality advertisement to the user equipment. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Paul Triantafyllou, Tan Xu, Zhu Liu
  • Patent number: 11475479
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, methods, and computer program products are provided for optimized and effective leading messages, which may be an email subject that may provoke a consumer to access the body portion of an email message. A system may include circuitry configured to programmatically determine a predicted access rate for a leading message when the leading message is provided as a portion of a promotional message. Circuitry may be configured to track historical data indicating the access rates of leading messages and/or leading message terms. The circuitry may be configured to leverage the historical data to determine predicted access rates for leading messages, such as based at least in part on historical access rates associated with one or more leading message terms of the leading message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: GROUPON, INC.
    Inventors: Raju Balakrishnan, Rajesh Girish Parekh
  • Patent number: 11455675
    Abstract: A server and method of providing an object for accessing a service of a service provider are provided. The server includes a context model providing unit configured to provide to the service provider at least one context model that is associated with the service, which is used by a device or a user, and a situation in which the device or the user uses the service; a purchase request receiving unit configured to receive a purchase request submitted by the service provider for a context model which is selected from among the at least one context model; and an object generation unit configured to generate the object for accessing the service of the service provider. The generated object is matched with the context model associated with the purchase request received from the service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Inventors: Jong-hyun Ryu, Nam-wook Kang, Jae-young Lee
  • Patent number: 11442945
    Abstract: Techniques for integrating freshness and relevance within a programmatic relevance service are discussed herein. Some embodiments may include a relevance service system, including one or more batch processors and one or more online processors. The one or more batch processors may be configured to track message recipient behavior from electronic clickstream data, and generate models of functions that predict access probability for individual users. The one or more online processors may use the access probability calculated in batch to facilitate on demand deal ranking adjustments that account for freshness as informed by the predicted access probability for communications sent to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Groupon, Inc.
    Inventors: Ming-Chi Tsai, Amber Roy Chowdhury, Tong Zhao
  • Patent number: 11354276
    Abstract: Techniques for synchronization for cross-context digital item containers and collaboration are provided, receiving a user command to share a particular digital item from a first portfolio of digital items with a second portfolio of digital items. In response receiving the command to share the digital item, making a digital copy of it and placing it in the second portfolio of digital items. Subsequently, an alteration is made to the digital item and a determination is made with whom to share the alteration among those with whom the digital item had been previously shared. Those alterations can be accepted (or rejected) by the other portfolios. When they are accepted, they are applied to the digital copy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Inventors: Florian Pestoni, Balazs Nagy, Mark Roudebush
  • Patent number: 11349999
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to generate audience measurement data from population sample data having incomplete demographic classifications are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Dipti Umesh Shah, Antonia Toupet
  • Patent number: 11321741
    Abstract: Techniques for using a machine-learned model to personalize content item density. In one technique, an entity that is associated with a content request is identified. Multiple sets of content items are identified that includes content items of different types. A first position of a first slot is determined in a content item feed that comprises multiple slots. A second position of a previous content item is determined, in the content item feed, that is of a first type. A difference between the first position and the second position is determined. Based on the difference, a gap sensitivity value that is associated with the entity and is different than the difference is determined. Based on the gap sensitivity value, a content item from the multiple sets of content items is selected and inserted into the first slot. The content item feed is transmitted to a computing device to be presented thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Zhiyuan Xu, Jinyun Yan, Shaunak Chatterjee
  • Patent number: 11316747
    Abstract: This invention relates to using topological analysis of a graph representing a multi agent computer simulation in order to allocate agents to a multiprocessing computer system so as to optimize the calculation of the simulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Simudyne Ltd.
    Inventors: John Hill, Chris Spencer
  • Patent number: 11288703
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include methods, systems, and articles of manufacture for providing offers for linked transactions. Transaction data corresponding to a first product physically purchased using a financial service account and product identification data identifying the first purchased product are received. The transaction data and the product identification data are associated. A consumer that purchased the first product is determined based on at least the transaction data. Follow-on purchase to offer for sale to the consumer based on the product identification data is determined and a follow-up purchase offer to purchase the follow-on product is generated. The consumer is provided with the follow-on purchase offer to enable the consumer to purchase the follow-on product in an electronic commerce purchase transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas S. Poole, David E. Keating, Drew Jacobs, Janusz M. Niczyporuk, Luke A. Hammock
  • Patent number: 11283801
    Abstract: An account identification apparatus sets browsing authority for each of accounts such that browsing permission/prohibition is different for each of Web pages. Furthermore, the account identification apparatus causes a user terminal having accessed a predetermined Web site to transmit a request to each of the Web pages so as to acquire information about browsing permission/prohibition for each of the Web pages with regard to the user terminal and uses the acquired information about browsing permission/prohibition to identify an account with which the user terminal has logged in.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Inventors: Takuya Watanabe, Eitaro Shioji, Mitsuaki Akiyama, Takeshi Yagi, Takeo Hariu
  • Patent number: 11277352
    Abstract: A method of adjusting a resource competition threshold for qualifying resource competition participants in resource competition is described. Processing circuitry of an apparatus obtains first competition data associated with a first time period, obtains a first optimal threshold according to the first competition data, and set the resource competition threshold according to the first optimal threshold. The processing circuitry obtains second competition data associated with a second time period, and obtains a second optimal threshold according to the second competition data. When a difference between the second optimal threshold and the resource competition threshold is greater than a difference threshold, the processing circuitry obtains third competition data and updates the resource competition threshold according to the third competition data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Inventors: Zhuolin Xiang, Zhengyong Zou, Ruichao Shi, Xuekai Li, Qiyun Su, Shifei Lin, Yan Zhao, Lei Huang
  • Patent number: 11263658
    Abstract: Systems and methods are presented for determining non-promotion content to include in an electronic promotion correspondence sent to a consumer. A promotion program offering system may access a set of promotions generated for a target consumer and determine the effect of presenting non-promotion content with one or more of the promotions. The promotion program offering system may determine selected promotions and/or non-promotion content to include in the electronic promotion correspondence according to any number of criteria, e.g., to maximize the probability the target consumer purchases one or more promotions in the electronic promotion correspondence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Groupon, Inc.
    Inventor: Rebecca Abigail Resnick Kossnick
  • Patent number: 11257125
    Abstract: A system and method in accordance with exemplary embodiments may include advertiser auctions based on segmentation informed by purchase data, including a financial institution, one or more advertisers, and a bidding server to facilitate advertiser bidding. Additionally, a system and method in accordance with exemplary embodiments may pool customer and/or transaction information in one or more databases. The system and method in accordance with exemplary embodiments may also utilize a bidding server to permit advertisers to bid on access to information or the ability to present an advertisement and/or offer to a customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Inventors: Luke A. Hammock, Janusz Michael Niczyporuk
  • Patent number: 11250477
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide methods, systems, and apparatuses for programmatically determining and adjusting electronic bid values for a digital content object based on different conversion rates during different network time periods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Groupon, Inc.
    Inventors: Rahul Anand, Sandeep Dey, Pravin P. Thampi, Zhi Guo
  • Patent number: 11250454
    Abstract: Various implementations described herein are able to leverage the interaction from one or more potential buyers relative to a digital image to automatically create a sales listing for items that appear to be of interest to the buyers. This reduces or eliminates all together the manual effort previously required of sellers in researching and collecting data on each item they wish to sell. Because of their technical nature, the innovative solutions described herein are also readily scalable which, in turn, greatly improves the seller's experience. Based on buyer interaction experiences, sales listings for each item for sale can be automatically created and listed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Arun Sudhindra, Ashwin Ganesh Krishnamurthy, Avishek Gyanchand, Joshua Urban, Yotam Sharan
  • Patent number: 11244347
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed toward systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media that dynamically modify content distribution campaigns based on triggering conditions and actions. In particular, systems described herein can provide a user interface for display to a publisher device that includes a plurality of selectable options for setting triggering conditions and/or actions. For example, the disclosed systems can utilize a machine learning model to generate suggested triggering conditions and/or actions for one or more content distribution campaigns of a provider. Moreover, the disclosed systems can generate custom rules based on selected triggering conditions and actions and apply the custom rules during execution of digital content campaigns. For instance, the disclosed systems can monitor performance of content campaigns, detect triggering conditions, and dynamically modify digital content campaigns based on actions corresponding to the triggering conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaoxiao Ma, Ko Ching Chang, Mohamed Yasser Ahmed Hammad Nour
  • Patent number: 11237794
    Abstract: An information processing device and information processing method capable of outputting an action based on an intention of the user. The information processing device including an action deciding unit that determines an action for a user on a basis of a distance from the user and an output control unit that outputs the action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Inventor: Reiko Kirihara
  • Patent number: 11227309
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for grouping users are provided. One embodiment of the methods includes: dividing a plurality of users targeted by the an advertisement candidate into a plurality of user buckets, wherein each of the plurality of user buckets is associated with a first conversion score; obtaining a trained prediction model corresponding to the advertisement, wherein the trained prediction model is able to predict a conversion score based at least on the first conversion score associated with a user bucket and a second conversion score associated with a group of user buckets comprising the user bucket; and constructing an optimization model using the trained prediction model, wherein an objective function of the optimization problem is to maximize a total conversion score with a grouping strategy determined by solving the optimization problem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Inventors: Jia Yan, Zhigang Hua, Feng Qi, Yingqi Liu, Yingping Cao
  • Patent number: 11210632
    Abstract: In a global network of computers, a method ad system of profiling a user for targeting advertisements is disclosed. The method and system obtains and/or infers demographic information from end-users using on-line means. The invention next monitors end user activity and determines keywords therefrom. The system and method profiles an end user as a function of the determined end-user activity keywords and obtained/inferred end-user demographic information. Profiles of end-users are matched against targeted profiles of advertisements which are defined by the respective advertisers. This results in targeting advertisements to end-users based on end user profiles. Advertisers bid for advertisement placement with the system. In some embodiments, the system employs Vickrey auction type bidding. Using observed user behavior and the auction results, ads are prioritized for selection and viewing placement in a manner that provides the greatest potential value to the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: RAKUTEN GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas A. Gerace, Russell G. Barbour
  • Patent number: 11189185
    Abstract: A system for interactive online instruction includes an instructional subscription website and video management system configured to process video recordings. The video recordings may include (i) student videos uploaded by a student and (ii) instructor videos providing feedback to said student videos. A method of interactive online instruction is also disclosed. The method includes the steps of providing prerecorded course materials on an instructional subscription website including video lessons accessible by subscribing students, and providing a video management system configured to process video recordings including (i) student videos submitted by a student and (ii) instructor videos providing feedback to said student videos.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: ARTISTWORKS, LLC
    Inventor: David A. Butler
  • Patent number: 11164216
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to an electronic system, a computerized method, and a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium for advertisement pricing. The system comprises a host server configured for performing steps of the method comprising: generating an electronic map representation of a geographical area; demarcating the electronic map representation into a plurality of demarcated regions; retrieving, from a transaction database, transaction data associated with merchant transactions in the plurality of demarcated regions; receiving, from a telecommunications service provider, mobile traffic data for generating consumer traffic data indicative of consumer traffic activity in the plurality of demarcated regions; and performing an advertisement pricing process to determine advertisement prices for each demarcated region based on at least the transaction data and consumer traffic data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Inventors: Shashank Kumar Trivedi, Vikas Bishnoi
  • Patent number: 11157968
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing an advertisement platform where buyers and sellers can trade advertisement inventory programmatically at local, national, and/or worldwide levels. The advertisement platform server system may include an advertiser facing interface which permits advertisers to generate a request for orders (RFO) for an advertisement campaign which spans multiple advertisement channels. The RFO may be automatically provided to numerous media content providers, which may place committed orders which are to be autonomously accepted upon satisfaction of at least one condition of the RFO, such as a minimum budget. Once the committed orders are accepted, the advertisements may be routed to a traffic management system for publishing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: WIDEORBIT LLC
    Inventors: Tyler Wallace Box, Brian M. Burdick, Geoffrey P. Coco, Ian P. Ferreira, Paul Jaffe, Alfred Lawrence Shiels, Brian Thoman, Ola Tiverman, Sean Trigony, Stacey N. Young
  • Patent number: 11126674
    Abstract: A system, a medium, and a method are provided to send soft recommendations to one or more devices. For example, a communication interface of a server device accesses request data generated by a first user account, where the request data includes soft recommend data intended for a second user account. A soft recommend component of the server device generates graphic data and determines one or more locations or display configurations of the second user account to provide the graphic data based on an estimated interest in the graphic data. An account management engine of the server device uploads the graphic data to the second user account based on the one or more locations of the second user account determined to provide the graphic data. A transceiver of the communication interface that transmits the uploaded graphic data to a client device enabled to access the second user account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventor: Michael Charles Todasco
  • Patent number: 11120481
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described herein for predictive adjusted bidding for electronic advertisements. A bid determination computing device receives, from an ad exchange computing device, a bid request for an available underlying impression opportunity. The bid determination device determines an opportunity value estimate for the impression opportunity based upon the bid request, and determines a probability of a submission of one or more other bid requests for the same impression opportunity by the same ad exchange device or by one or more other ad exchange devices. When the determined probability indicates a submission of one or more other bid requests for the same impression opportunity, the bid determination device adjusts the opportunity value estimate for the impression opportunity based upon the determined probability and transmits the opportunity value estimate to the ad exchange device in response to the bid request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: CRITEO SA
    Inventors: Alban De La Breteche, Alexis Audran-Reiss, Arnaud Blanchard, Arnaud Chataignier, Charles-Henri Henault, Eustache Diemert, Mathieu Henniart, Mathieu Lindemann, Patrick De Pas, Pierre Nicolas, Thomas Ricatte