Based On Statistics Patents (Class 705/14.52)
  • Patent number: 10248967
    Abstract: A computer-implemented technique is described herein for shortening an original query into one or more sub-queries. The technique chooses the sub-query(ies) such that they preserve the original intent of the original query. To accomplish this goal, the technique uses graph-based analysis to generate a set of richly descriptive query-context-specific feature values for each sub-query, and then uses those feature values to score the relevance of that sub-query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Pengqi Liu, Ruofei Zhang
  • Patent number: 10229167
    Abstract: A composer interface allows a user to provide input, such as text data, to the social networking system. Based on context information associated with the user and received input, the social networking system presents candidate data items to the user. Selecting a candidate data item allows the user to include the candidate data item in the input. Examples of context information include: users connected to the user, profile information associated with the user, and geographic information associated with the user. The candidate data items may be presented based on the probability of the user selecting a candidate data item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Taaffe Lindsay
  • Patent number: 10210536
    Abstract: In general, embodiments of the present invention provide systems, methods and computer readable media for ranking promotions selected for recommendation to consumers based on predictions of promotion performance and consumer behavior. In embodiments, a set of promotions to be recommended to a consumer can be sorted and/or ranked according to respective relevance scores representing a probability that the consumer's behavior in response to the promotion will match a ranking target. In embodiments, calculating scores is based on a relevance model (a predictive function) derived from one or more contextual data sources representing attributes of promotions and consumer behavior. In embodiments, an absolute relevance score represents an absolute prediction of a ranking target variable. In embodiments, absolute relevance may be used to determine personalized local merchant discovery frontiers; featured result set thresholding for impressions; and/or promotion notification triggers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: GROUPON, INC.
    Inventor: Lawrence Lee Wai
  • Patent number: 10210453
    Abstract: Behavioral prediction for targeted end users is described. In one or more example embodiments, a computer-readable storage medium has multiple instructions that cause one or more processors to perform multiple operations. Targeted selectstream data is obtained from one or more indications of data object requests corresponding to a targeted end user. A targeted directed graph is constructed based on the targeted selectstream data. A targeted graph feature vector is computed based on one or more invariant features associated with the targeted directed graph. A behavioral prediction is produced for the targeted end user by applying a prediction model to the targeted graph feature vector. In one or more example embodiments, the prediction model is generated based on multiple graph feature vectors respectively corresponding to multiple end users. In one or more example embodiments, a tailored opportunity is determined responsive to the behavioral prediction and issued to the targeted end user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Balaji Krishnamurthy, Tushar Singla
  • Patent number: 10198559
    Abstract: A system and method for providing a content feed file for a content file to a content host. The method comprises delivering the content file and the content feed file to the content host, wherein the content feed file comprises one or more policies and the one or more policies direct the content host to manage the content file according to the one or more policies. After the content host processes the content file according to the provided policies, the content owner receives a status report wherein the status report comprises information about actions taken by the content host according to the one or more policies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Frey Waid, Matthew Good
  • Patent number: 10175924
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing system. A recognition unit recognizes a user near a display device that displays information. An acquiring unit acquires information of an interest level with respect to each theme of the user who is recognized by the recognition unit. A display control unit controls the display device to highlight the information on the theme according to the interest level corresponding to the theme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masafumi Ono, Kunitoshi Yamamoto, Tomotaka Matsuyuki
  • Patent number: 10157389
    Abstract: System and method for trackable applications including an application providing unit, a controller, and an incentive tracker. The application providing unit is adapted to send a trackable application upon request. The controller is adapted to receive interactions from the trackable application. The incentive tracker is adapted to select an incentive based on the interaction data. The controller is further adapted to send the selected incentive to the trackable application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventors: Luojian Chen, Reiner Kraft, Guan Guan
  • Patent number: 10157415
    Abstract: Described herein are technologies pertaining to presenting a map to a user that comprises graphical icons that are representative of retail stores. The user has provided a shopping list, wherein the shopping list includes a plurality of products that are desirably purchased by the user. Inventories of retail stores in a geographic region of interest to the user are searched, and a map is generated that includes graphical icons representative of the retail stores, data that indicates that product(s) in the shopping list are available at the retail stores, and price data that indicates prices of product(s) in the shopping list at the respective retail stores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Barbara Leigh Perks, Anastasia Paushkina, Nektarios Ioannides, Lawrence Lam, Sonam Saxena
  • Patent number: 10104414
    Abstract: An advertisement system and method of identifying targeted advertisements for presentation to one or more viewers. In one aspect, the invention may be a method of identifying targeted advertisements for presentation to one or more viewers, the method comprising: receiving a map based on one or more advertising groups and characterization information derived from at least one of the viewers; and transmitting to equipment associated with the viewers, one or more advertisements each having one or more advertising group identifier, wherein an advertising group identifier matches an advertising group within the map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: PRIME RESEARCH ALLIANCE E, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory C. Flickinger, Charles A Eldering
  • Patent number: 10089665
    Abstract: Examples of the disclosure enable a user to evaluate a credibility of a website and/or a merchant in a remote financial transaction. In some embodiments, a request for a score is received from a client device. The request includes usage data associated with the client device. A website and/or merchant is identified based on the usage data, and customer experience-related data associated with the website and/or the merchant are retrieved from one or more sources. A first score is generated at a score generator based on the retrieved customer experience-related data, and the first score is transmitted to the client device for presentation at the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Bradley Kenneth Dickinson, Jason Hull, Christopher Eric Mullen, Kelly Elaine Atwood, Corey M Hively
  • Patent number: 10089386
    Abstract: Provided is a method of providing an answer keyword, the method including: obtaining at least one of a search word history including a first inquiry search word of a certain domain pre-received from first user terminals, and webpage information selected by the first user terminals from a search result according to the search word history; extracting answer candidate keywords regarding the first inquiry search word from at least one of the search word history and the webpage information based on keyword lists of the certain domain; calculating a relation between the first inquiry search word and each of the extracted answer candidate keywords; and when the first inquiry search word is received from a second user terminal, transmitting answer keywords for the first inquiry search word, which are selected from the answer candidate keywords based on the relation, to the second user terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: NAVER Corporation
    Inventors: Joong Sun Lim, In Jae Sung, Hannuri Ha, Young Ho Na
  • Patent number: 10025771
    Abstract: An approach is provided for sharing annotations and recalling geospatial information. The approach involves processing and/or facilitating a processing of communication information exchanged between a plurality of devices engaged in a communication session to cause, at least in part, a parsing of geospatial information from the communication information. The approach also involves determining whether the geospatial information meet, at least in part, one or more logic thresholds. The one or more logic thresholds are for determining a potential relevance of the geospatial information to the communication session, the plurality of devices, one or more users of the plurality of devices, or a combination thereof. The approach further involves causing, at least in part, a presentation of the geospatial information to the plurality of devices, the one or more users, or a combination thereof based, at least in part, on the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Jane MacFarlane, Craig Barnes
  • Patent number: 10025856
    Abstract: At least two key-value pairs are received as part of a uniform resource identifier. A Web page definition is retrieved by a processor based on at least one of the key-value pairs and includes multiple sections of a Web page, wherein at least one section is associated with a key of a second key-value pair of the at least two key-value pairs. The key of the second key-value pair is used to select a set of section objects that each have content that can be placed in the section associated with the key. If a section object is located that has been assigned the value of the second key-value pair, content defined for the located section object is placed in the section. A Web page comprising the content for the section is returned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Raja Ramachandran, Mario Watson, Rajesh Gupta
  • Patent number: 9992451
    Abstract: An information processing device including a display control unit configured to carry out control in a manner that a display unit disposed before eyes of a user displays past data relating to a recognized interlocutor, and a sharing setting control unit configured to carry out control in a manner that sharing of the past data with another person is set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideyuki Ono, Masatomo Kurata
  • Patent number: 9952882
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and machine-readable media include identifying a plurality of task items associated with a user. The plurality of task items includes a plurality of task types. They also include selecting a subset of the plurality of task items based on user activity information. The subset of task items includes at least two different task types. They also include providing a launcher user interface for display to the user on a computing device. The launcher user interface includes a plurality of elements corresponding to the selected subset of task items arranged on a single surface. The plurality of elements is selectable to launch respective applications associated with the corresponding task items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Friedrich Kuscher, Katie Jane Messerly, Jennifer Shien-Ming Chen
  • Patent number: 9948998
    Abstract: A system may receive an entity identifier for a user. The entity identifier may identify an entity that is associated with a category. The system may identify channel(s) for the category by obtaining data for the user, and analyzing the data to determine a score for each channel. The system may use the scores to select one or more of the channels. The system may provide content related to the selected channel(s) to a client device of the user, and the user may interact with the content via the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Mathew Cowan, Christopher Pedregal
  • Patent number: 9940352
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed to enable delivering a contextually relevant action for an underlying focal point of a communication (an “entity”) between users over computing devices. Delivery of a contextually relevant action entails identifying the entity and associated descriptors or amplifying words in the communication surrounding the entity, reviewing databases of actions taken with respect to the identified entity and associated descriptors, reviewing the functions and features of platforms and applications supported on users' computing devices, computing correlations between the actions taken and entity involved and computing devices' available functions and features, and selecting a contextually relevant action from the computed correlation. The selected contextually relevant action is displayed simply as an executable action for a user to take or as a description of the entity or as a series of possible executable actions to take.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Relcy, Inc.
    Inventors: Rohit Satapathy, Sapeksha Vemulapati, Kapil Gupta, Vikram Saxena, Gaurav Mishra
  • Patent number: 9917908
    Abstract: A first server receives, from a client network application, a request for a network resource. The first server retrieves the requested network resource, where the requested network resource is handled by a second server that is different than the first server. The first server validates whether at least a portion of the retrieved network resource conforms to a set of one or more rules. If it does, the first server cryptographically signs the at least portion of the retrieved network resource thereby creating a digital signature. The first server transmits a response to the client network application that includes the at least the portion of the retrieved network resource and the digital signature. The client network application is configured to validate the first digital signature that validates that the portion of the network resource conforms to the set of rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: CLOUDFLARE, INC.
    Inventor: Dane Orion Knecht
  • Patent number: 9913989
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, methods and computer-readable storage media facilitating management of operation of an implantable medical device (“IMD”) using a number of communication modes are provided. An IMD is configured to operate in a disabled mode wherein radio frequency (RF) telemetry communication is disabled, or operate in a first advertising mode using the RF telemetry communication. The IMD receives a clinician session request from a clinician device via an induction telemetry protocol while operating in the disabled mode or the first advertising mode, and transitions to operating from the disabled mode or the first advertising mode to operating in a second advertising mode based on receiving the clinician session request. From the second advertising mode, the IMD can establish a clinician telemetry session with the clinician device using the RF telemetry communication and a unique security mechanism facilitated by an identifier for the clinician device included in the clinician session request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric A. Schilling, Christopher T. House, Gary P. Kivi, Karen J. Kleckner, John W. Komp, Nicholas C. Wine, Matthew R. Yoder, Bo Zhang
  • Patent number: 9881090
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for providing information and a method and apparatus for providing a search result. The method for providing information comprises: acquiring a current hotspot event, and determining a first keyword corresponding to the current hotspot event; determining a second keyword matched with the first keyword in a pre-built first database, and determining an information provider suitable for hotspot correlation according to the second keyword, the first database comprising the information provider and the second keyword corresponding to the information provider; and generating hotspot information materials of the information provider suitable for hotspot correlation according to the first keyword, and making the hotspot information materials online so as to be provided for a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: BAIDU ONLINE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daolong Wang, Jun Li, Xiaowei Liu, Huaming Li, Yufei Yan, Meng Liu, Yi Yuan
  • Patent number: 9881314
    Abstract: A method comprising calculating a third party solicitation fee for a third party, receiving, from a third party server, a third party solicitation on behalf of the third party, sending the third party solicitation to a user apparatus in response to the receipt of the third party solicitation, the third party solicitation comprising a request for a specified action, receiving information indicative of the user apparatus performing the specified action, and decreasing the third party solicitation fee based, at least in part, on the receipt of the information indicative of the user apparatus performing the specified action is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Brook Eaton, Richard Collin
  • Patent number: 9870427
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for publishing profiled content, where such profiled content can be personalized to individual members. Policies for displaying such content can be set by business personnel obviating the need to hard-code such policies by information technology personnel. These polices may stipulate that personalized content covering geographic information, products owned, products available, etc., may be arranged in various ways and at various times to enhance a member's experience with such content. Personalization may be initiated by member login information, where such login information allows for the matching up of a member's profile against stored data corresponding to such a profile. Once this matching up is accomplished, member personalized content can be displayed across various web pages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Thomas Andrew Vaughn, Ajay Tejwani, Jeremy Keith Whitley, Matthew George Westerman, Todd O'Neill, Brady Carl Stephenson, Randal Lane Schnedler, Gopinath Khandavalli
  • Patent number: 9865004
    Abstract: A system and method for advertisement impression volume estimation is herein disclosed. According to one embodiment, the computer-implemented method includes identifying a plurality of advertisement placements for an advertisement campaign based on a campaign parameter and a specified performance level for a past advertisement campaign, determining a first plurality of advertisement impressions from the plurality of advertisement placements based on a target geographic region, and estimating a second plurality of advertisement impressions from the first plurality of advertisement impressions based on a discount rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: MaxPoint Interactive, Inc.
    Inventors: Laura Snoddy, Michael Els
  • Patent number: 9852445
    Abstract: Technologies are generally described for a media content provision scheme. In some examples, a method to provide audience-centric content may include identifying a targeted user from among one or more users proximate to an electronic device based, at least in part, on information regarding previous media selections by each of the one or more users; and providing the one or more users with media content directed to the targeted user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventors: Seungil Kim, Youngil Ko
  • Patent number: 9848224
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to estimate demographics of a household are disclosed. An example method to determine demographics for non-panelist households includes calculating a first demographic constraint average and a second demographic constraint average based on a first demographic distribution of a first tuning event of a household and a second demographic distribution of a second tuning event of the household. The household is a non-panelist household. The example method also includes, based on the first demographic constraint average, determining a first likelihood of the household being associated with a first demographic constraint. The example method also includes, based on the second demographic constraint average, determining a second likelihood of the household being associated with a second demographic constraint. The example method also includes estimating a household characteristic of the household based on the first likelihood and the second likelihood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company(US), LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Sullivan, Peter Lipa, Michael Sheppard, Alejandro Terrazas
  • Patent number: 9836771
    Abstract: A method of client mediated advertisement selection comprises sending, by an electronic device, a request for an advertisement to an advertisement gateway, where the request comprises a request for an advertisement in a first format, receiving, from the advertisement gateway, a response message that comprises an indication that no advertisement is available in the first format, receiving, from the advertisement gateway, instructions for invoking a first media adapter of a plurality of media adapters on the electronic device based on the request for the advertisement in the first format, invoking, by the electronic device, the first media adapter based on the instructions, requesting, by the first media adapter, the advertisement in the first format from an advertisement provider, and receiving, at the electronic device, the advertisement in the first format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Robert H. Burcham, Jason R. Delker, Geoffrey A. Holmes
  • Patent number: 9830404
    Abstract: Technology is discussed herein for identifying trending actions within a group of posts matching a query. A group of posts can be selected based on specified actions, action targets, or parameters such as author age, location, gender, when the posts were posted or what keywords they contain. Selected posts can be divided into sentences and a dependency structure can be created for each sentence classifying portions of the sentence as actions or action targets. Statistics can be generated for each sentence or post indicating whether it matches the actions, action targets, or other parameters specified in the query. Based on these statistics, additional information can be gathered to respond to questions posed in the query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Fei Huang, Kay Rottmann, Ying Zhang, Matthias Gerhard Eck
  • Patent number: 9818126
    Abstract: Sensor data analysis may include obtaining video data, detecting facial data within the video data, extracting the facial data from the video data, detecting indicator data within the video data, extracting the indicator data from the video data, transforming the extracted facial data into representative facial data, and determining a mood of the person by associating learned mood indicators derived from other detected facial data with the representative facial data. The analysis may include determining that the representative facial data is associated with a complex profile, and determining a context regarding the person within the environment by weighting and processing the determined mood, at least one subset of data representing information about the person of the complex profile, and the indicator data. The analysis may include determining a user experience for the person, and communicating the determined user experience to a device associated with the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Deep Labs Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Faith, Matthew Quinlan, Scott Edington
  • Patent number: 9773098
    Abstract: A system and method for providing a content feed file for a content file to a content host. The method comprises delivering the content file and the content feed file to the content host, wherein the content feed file comprises one or more policies and the one or more policies direct the content host to manage the content file according to the one or more policies. After the content host processes the content file according to the provided policies, the content owner receives a status report wherein the status report comprises information about actions taken by the content host according to the one or more policies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Frey Waid, Matthew Good
  • Patent number: 9762845
    Abstract: There is disclosed a media player comprising a playing unit being arranged to play at least one media element, and a processing unit being arranged to identify at least one data element in said media element, to extract said data element from the media element, and to make said data element available to an external NFC device. Furthermore, there is disclosed a corresponding method for playing media, a corresponding computer program, and a corresponding article of manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventor: Harish Dixit
  • Patent number: 9686337
    Abstract: In particular embodiments, one or more computer systems of a social-networking system determine a first media device of a first user of a social-networking system and determine a second media device of a second user of the social-networking system. The one or more computer systems access a social graph of the social-networking system, update the social graph based on the determined first and second media devices, and stream media from the first media device to the second media device using the updated social graph. The social graph includes nodes and edges connecting the nodes, the nodes including user nodes that are each associated with a particular user of the social-networking system and concept nodes that are each associated with a particular media device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: David Harry Garcia, Brian Krausz, Erick Tseng
  • Patent number: 9679307
    Abstract: A system for managing search engine campaigns may include storing advertising campaign data associated with a customer account and generating a synchronization thread for an advertising platform selected from a plurality of advertising platforms. The system may synchronize the advertising campaign data with the advertising platform by selecting a proxy class associated with the advertising platform; requesting from the advertising platform, via the proxy class, a set of campaigns that are associated with the customer account and the advertising platform; receiving, from the advertising platform, the set of campaigns associated with the customer account; and updating the advertising campaign data stored in the database based on the set of campaigns received from the advertising platform and a set of campaigns stored in the advertising campaign data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Hoostopia.com Inc.
    Inventor: Taylor Bayouth
  • Patent number: 9672822
    Abstract: Techniques for interacting with a portion of a content item through a virtual assistant are described herein. The techniques may include identifying a portion of a content item that is relevant to user input and causing an action to be performed related to the portion of the content item. The action may include, for example, displaying the portion of the content item on a smart device in a displayable format that is adapted to a display characteristic of the smart device, performing a task for a user that satisfies the user input, and so on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Next IT Corporation
    Inventors: Fred A Brown, Tanya M Miller
  • Patent number: 9668172
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for enabling near real time analysis of data for a wireless communication network using dynamic allocation backend processing resources. The method comprises, at each of a plurality of distributed components of a data processing system, receiving data from at least one network element of the cellular communication network, parsing the received data to extract a subset of the received data, and forwarding the extracted subset of data to the dynamic allocation backend processing resources for analytical processing of the extracted subset of data for the wireless communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Viavi Solutions UK Limited
    Inventors: Nicholas James Randell, Peter Kenington, Christopher Drawater
  • Patent number: 9652785
    Abstract: A system and method for matching an advertisement item to a multimedia content element. The method comprises: extracting at least one multimedia content element from a personalized multimedia content channel, the personalized multimedia content channel having at least one user, wherein multimedia content elements in the personalized multimedia content channel are customized for each user; generating at least one signature of the at least one multimedia content element; searching for at least one advertisement item respective of the at least one generated signature; and causing a display of the at least one advertisement item within a display area of a user node associated with a user of the personalized multimedia content channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Cortica, Ltd.
    Inventors: Igal Raichelgauz, Karina Odinaev, Yehoshua Y. Zeevi
  • Patent number: 9639881
    Abstract: A method is provided for personalized video recommendation based on user interests modeling. The method includes detecting a viewing activity of at least one user of a content-presentation device capable of presenting multiple programs in one or more channels, and representing user interests of the at least one user by using a topic model. The method also includes discovering the user interests from user viewing histories, and generating a personalized video list of personalized video contents. Further, the method includes recommending the personalized video contents to the at least one user; and delivering the recommended personalized video to the at least one user such that the personalized video contents are presented on the content-presentation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: TCL RESEARCH AMERICA INC.
    Inventors: Qiusha Zhu, Haohong Wang
  • Patent number: 9595048
    Abstract: A system stored in a non-transitory medium executable by processor circuitry is provided for generating sponsored verbs and contexts. The system includes interface circuitry for receiving a search query from a user device and query processing circuitry for identifying search results comprising entity search result objects and non-entity search result objects related to the search query. Targeting circuitry determines a set of verb keywords associated with the search result objects and analytics circuitry selects one or more sponsored verbs for at least one entity or non-entity search result. Display logic circuitry is communicatively coupled to the interface circuitry and dynamically generates interface elements for each of the one or more sponsored verbs, and displays, in response to the search query, the interface elements as a sub-component of the at least one entity or non-entity search result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Excalibur IP, LLC
    Inventors: Tingyi Wu, Enrique Andres Munoz Torres, Sophia Thitirat Perl, Andrew Poon, Conrad Wai, Michael Eric Plasmeier
  • Patent number: 9507830
    Abstract: A system stores a table mapping users to attributes, and stores a second table mapping the users to products associated with a source domain. The system determines a set of top scoring products for each of the attributes, and creates, using the top scoring products, a model that is predictive of an activity in a target domain, the target domain being separate from the source domain. The system detects a behavior from a particular user accessing the target domain, and generates a personalized prediction for the particular user based on the model, in response to the detecting the behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Pi-Chuan Chang, Daniel Ramage
  • Patent number: 9489431
    Abstract: A method for conducting search-by-content is provided. The method includes responsive to an input multimedia content item provided to a user device, checking if the input multimedia content item matches at least one concept of a plurality of concepts cached in the user device; retrieving characteristics set for a user of the user device; performing a search, using the at least one matching concept, for multimedia content items similar to the input multimedia content item; determining which of the search results are of interest to the user based on the characteristics set for the user; and saving results that are of interest to the user in the user device, wherein the saved results include multimedia content items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Cortica, Ltd.
    Inventors: Igal Raichelgauz, Karina Odinaev, Yehoshua Y. Zeevi
  • Patent number: 9454760
    Abstract: Contact centers may incorporate automated agents to respond to inquiries. The inquiries may solicit a substantive response, for example, by providing a time when the inquiry asks for the departure time for a flight. Such responses omit the normal conversational subject matter used to embellish person-to-person conversations and appear are very machine-like. Herein, a source of user context, such as a social media website, customer database, or other data, is accessed. Certain aspects of the customer may then be identified and used to embellish the reply with additional and/or alternative content. As a result, the reply may be more conversational.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Reinhard Klemm, George Erhart, Lee Becker, David Skiba
  • Patent number: 9361322
    Abstract: A real-time messaging platform allows advertiser accounts to pay to insert candidate messages into the message streams requested by account holders. To accommodate multiple advertisers, the messaging platform controls an auction process that determines which candidate messages are selected for inclusion in a requested account holder's message stream. Selection is based on a bid for the candidate message, the message stream that is requested, and a variety of other factors that vary depending upon the implementation. The process for selection of candidate messages generally includes the following steps, though any given step may be omitted or combined into another step in a different implementation: targeting, filtering, prediction, ranking, and selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Chinmoy Dutta, Junjun Li, Vibhor Rastogi, Wanchen Lu, Sandeep Pandey, Utkarsh Srivastava
  • Patent number: 9307362
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for timing message notifications to be provided to mobile device users based on their respective geographic locations with respect to a targeted content area. The timing of message notifications may be controlled in order to optimize the chances of delivering targeted content to a mobile device user based on the current geographic location of the user's device relative to a targeted content area. As the particular client application may not be actively executing at a time when the user's device happen to be located within a targeted content area, a general message notification sent to the user's device, which may be displayed at any time, may increase the likelihood that the user will launch the client application when it is not already executing at the device and thereby, allow targeted content to be delivered to the user's mobile device at the appropriate time and location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: AOL Inc.
    Inventor: Bryce Barrand
  • Patent number: 9306660
    Abstract: A system of short-range communication devices identify specific regions of interest within an area. In addition, a set of ranges or zones is defined for each of the short-range communication devices and conditions and actions are assigned to the zones. A client device senses a short-range communications device and associates conditions and actions to the client device. The client device determines its zone, analyzes the conditions and, if at least one condition is met, triggers the action(s). The history or context of the client device within the area may be analyzed to generate additional conditions and/or actions, or to modify existing conditions and/or actions associated with the specific zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd.
    Inventors: Nicolas Graube, Saranjit Singh Saund, Athellina Rosina Ahmad Athsani, Arthur James, Anthony Simon
  • Patent number: 9066122
    Abstract: A method, executed on a processor, for serving a video content segment at an online resource includes receiving a request for a video content segment having one or more playback features; identifying, by the processor, one or more candidate video content segments responsive to the request; accessing, by the processor, for each of the candidate video content segments, a score based on (i) one or more metrics related to a measure of the probability of the video content segment being played and (ii) a bid; identifying, by the processor, one or more candidate sets of candidate video segments, where, for each set, the candidate video content segments in the set collectively satisfy the one or more playback features; and selecting, by the processor, in response to the request, one of the candidate sets whose cumulative scores are higher than at least one other candidate set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Urbano Rattazzi, Nareshkumar Rajkumar, Vinod Kumar Ramachandran, Wook Jin Chung
  • Publication number: 20150142559
    Abstract: A computer processor implemented process for identifying a template associated with a queried customer, such that a type and at least one subject of the template are selected based on (i) an influence score of the queried customer, (ii) an interest score of the queried customer, and (iii) a sensitivity profile of the queried customer. The process includes identifying sensitivity variables, influence variables, and interest variables, collecting data for these variables, processing sensitivity data to position the queried customer on a first map, processing an influence score and an interest score of the queried customer to position the queried customer on a second map, and identifying a template type for the queried customer, based on the second map and at least one template subject based on the first map. The process outputs a template with the identified template type and the identified at least one subject for the queried customer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: SNECMA
    Inventors: Didier Jeannel, Renan Gicquel
  • Patent number: 9037484
    Abstract: Requests for content are received, for example, an HTTP request for a web page is received. Each request has a landing context, which may include information about the user sending the request, the request itself, the referrer, or another subject. This information can be found in the requests or external to the requests. The information of the landing context is compared to appropriate triggering criteria. For requests that satisfy the appropriate triggering criteria, a destination is provided based on one or more weighted treatments. The request is directed to the provided destination. The results of the requests are subsequently analyzed and used to adjust the treatments in an automated fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Kenfield Walters, Michael R. Brauwerman, Avram Finkel, Stephan G. Betz
  • Patent number: 9014717
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for determining location information from real-time bid requests are provided. In some implementations, a method for determining device locations is provided, the method comprising: receiving a real-time data stream that includes location proxies corresponding to devices; generating a movement graph of interconnected nodes and edges, wherein each node represents one of the location proxies and wherein each edge represents movement information between the location proxies; calculating, for a node in the movement graph, location information by applying a predictive model having weights based on the movement information; and assigning, for the node in the movement graph, a census-based identifier to the calculated location information. The census-based identifier can be used, for example, to supplement or enrich bid requests within the real-time data stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventors: Foster J. Provost, Tina Eliassi-Rad, Lauren S. Moores
  • Patent number: 9015595
    Abstract: A system for serving localized advertisements receives data that defines an advertisement from an advertiser and determines a geographic location of the advertiser. The system also receives a request to serve an advertisement from a browser operated by a user and determines a geographic location associated with the user. The system communicates the advertisement to the browser if the geographic location associated with the user matches the geographic location of the advertiser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Dale Nussel, Allie K. Watfa, Jonathan Kilroy
  • Publication number: 20150106198
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for associating a plurality of Internet-enabled devices with a common user profile for targeting Internet content or advertising. One method includes: receiving, from a plurality of Internet-enabled devices, a plurality of requests for electronic content or advertising; extracting, from each of the plurality of requests, a source IP address and a unique identifier associated with the respective Internet-enabled device; for each source IP address for which requests were received over a predetermined time period from a number of Internet-enabled devices below a threshold number of devices, identifying each possible pair of devices from which requests were received; and for each possible pair of devices, calculating a probability that the pair of devices are owned or operated by a common user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: AOL Advertising Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas P. MILLER, Simon D. EDWARDS, Alan J. MILFORD, Denys P. KIM, Bart W.R. SCHELFHOUT
  • Patent number: RE45971
    Abstract: A method of assisting a website designer in establishing an arrangement between a first website being designed by the website designer and a second website in order to market the first website at the second website upon the activation of the first website on the internet is provided. The method includes, during design of the first website, receiving information at a user interface indicating a type of an element for marketing that is to be displayed at the second website, and information specifying the second website at which the element is to be displayed; saving the information at a first database that is coupled to the user interface; obtaining the element for marketing of the type indicated; and causing the display of the element for marketing at the second website when the first website is activated with respect to the internet. The element for marketing includes at least one of a banner ad concerning the first website and a link to the first website.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Inventor: Thomas L. DiStefano, III