Based On User Profile Or Attribute Patents (Class 705/14.66)
  • Patent number: 11443263
    Abstract: An organizational risk management service includes a risk assessment and mitigation platform for evaluating organizational risk. The service includes interfaces for managing connections with organizational and external systems for intake of messaging that provides information which is analyzed to define risks faced by an organization. This risk is defined by analyzing this messaging and its metadata with a system manager, a rules engine, and a message manager. The service and platform models responses to address the risks faced by the organization, and generates event relays that comprise communications, alerts, notifications, instructions, and other information for registered users, and external systems that enable actions for addressing and mitigating the risk and compliance with organizational policies and procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: HEYHQ, INC.
    Inventors: Tadeusz Peter Matuchniak, Joel Slutzky, Kevin C. Daly
  • Patent number: 11445044
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments relate generally to efficient data encoding and transmission. An encoding system determines an encoding interval at which to encode different groups of related data in a data structure. The encoding interval for each group encoded together optimizes the amount of newly received information that is encoded and transmitted in a continuous, repeating loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.
    Inventors: Priteshkumar Soni, Andy Ross, Melissa Jenner, Sebastian Demian
  • Patent number: 11429998
    Abstract: A content origination server may generate content having a stored content identifier associated therewith, and a content display server may display the content. A deep-link server may obtain the stored content identifier and generate an authorization token based upon the stored content identifier. The content origination server may generate a deep-link to the content. The deep-link may have associated therewith the stored content identifier and the authorization token. The content display server may communicate a request including a content identifier and a link authorization token, to the server. The deep-link server may determine whether the obtained link authorization token is valid based upon the generated authorization token and whether the identifiers match, and when so, cause the content display server to modify a layout of content otherwise, cause the content display server to display the content without modification to the layout of content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: INMAR CLEARING, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey T. Sandgren, Amy LaBier Maynard, Richard Polhemus
  • Patent number: 11430011
    Abstract: A method and computer-readable medium for carrying out a promotional campaign, comprising: identifying at least one influencer of at least one target of the promotional campaign; identifying at least one indicator of association between the influencer and a brand associated with the promotional campaign; and releasing towards the target a data element derived from the indicator of association.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: BCE INC.
    Inventor: Alexander Hoi Wong
  • Patent number: 11430049
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a memory storing instructions, and at least one processor configured to execute the instructions to obtain a request of a user which is input for a provider, and provide a result obtained by transmitting to the provider at least one simulated request of at least one simulated user corresponding to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xue Wen, Shenjian Wang, Lina Zhang
  • Patent number: 11431638
    Abstract: A system and method for managing and monitoring video stream content. The method including: receiving a traffic flow; determining if the traffic flow is a video streaming traffic flow; if the traffic flow is a video streaming traffic flow; determine at least one attribute associated with the video streaming traffic flow; determine a probability that the traffic flow is fraudulent based on a heuristic analysis of the at least one associated attribute; if the probability is above a predetermined threshold, flag the traffic flow as a fraudulent video streaming traffic flow, otherwise allow the traffic flow to proceed to its destination without being flagged; if the traffic flow is not a video streaming traffic flow, allow the traffic flow to proceed to its destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Inventors: Darrell Reginald May, Bojja Krishna Chaitanya, Srinivas Chintamaneni
  • Patent number: 11423469
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for smart appliance product segmentation and communication, including: generating, with at least one processor, a plurality of product interest codes; assigning, with at least one processor, at least one product interest code of the plurality of product interest codes to each of a plurality of products of at least one merchant; based at least partially on a profile of a smart appliance user, associating, with at least one processor, at least one product interest code of the plurality of product interest codes with an interaction between the smart appliance user and at least one smart appliance; matching, with at least one processor, that at least one product interest code of at least one product with the at least one product interest code associated with the interaction; and automatically generating and transmitting, with at least one processor, at least one communication to the smart appliance user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Daniel Edward Macias, Aparna Krishnan Girish
  • Patent number: 11423317
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a character engine models a character that interacts with users. The character engine receives user input data from a user device, and analyzes the user input data to determine a user intent and an assessment domain. Subsequently, the character engine selects inference algorithm(s) that include machine learning capabilities based on the intent and the assessment domain. The character engine computes a response to the user input data based on the selected inference algorithm(s) and a set of personality characteristics that are associated with the character. Finally, the character engine causes the user device to output the response to the user. In this fashion, the character engine includes sensing functionality, thinking and learning functionality, and expressing functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Abrams, Eric Haseltine
  • Patent number: 11377025
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a blocked information displaying method and system for use in an autonomous vehicle. The method comprises obtaining information about a road ahead the autonomous vehicle and information about a rear vehicle; determining road information blocked by the autonomous vehicle, according to a positional relationship between the autonomous vehicle and the rear vehicle; displaying the road information blocked by the autonomous vehicle to the rear vehicle. The present disclosure is used to solve problems in the prior art that the autonomous vehicle blocks road surface information and causes limitation to the field of vision of the rear vehicle, and that real-time display of the images of the road ahead the autonomous vehicle is prone to cause confusion, and can effectively improve the safety of the travel of the rear vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: APOLLO INTELLIGENT CONNECTIVITY (BEIJING) TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ya Wang
  • Patent number: 11379499
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for executing a distributed computing task are provided. The method can include: parsing an expression of the distributed computing task to obtain an operator keyword; and executing, by using an operator corresponding to the operator keyword, the distributed computing task based on an input parameter of the operator, the input parameter of the operator including at least one of: a distributed stored distributed dataset including at least one data element, a distributed stored distributed key-value pair set including at least one key-value pair, and a value of the key-value pair in the distributed key-value pair set being a distributed dataset or a distributed key-value pair set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: BEIJING BAIDU NETCOM SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuncong Zhang, Xiang Wen, Cong Wang, Hua Chai, Yao Xu
  • Patent number: 11379519
    Abstract: A query response method includes: dividing image frames, audio data and caption data included in video data of a data set on a per-shot basis based on the same single caption; extracting a shot feature vector by calculating the feature vectors of image frames, audio data and caption data included in each shot; extracting feature vectors of query data and a plurality of pieces of option data corresponding to the query data from each query-response pair included in the data set; calculating a video feature vector by inputting the shot feature vectors into a multilayer neural network, assigning an attention weight, calculated based on the feature vector of the query data, to output vectors of respective layers, and then summing the weighted output vectors; and selecting a final response from among the plurality of pieces of option data based on similarities between the video feature vector and option feature vectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: SEOUL NATIONAL UNIVERSITY R&DB FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Byoung-Tak Zhang, Seong-Ho Choi
  • Patent number: 11379881
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for supplying a video advertisement to a web page or application. A main ad server provides an ecosystem to network ad servers from different ad networks. The main ad server can collect and store information about each of the demand tags associated with each of the network ad servers in a database. The main ad server can then review the database in response to an ad call from a publisher to generate an ordered list of the demand tags that correspond to the ad call. The main ad server can then determine if any of the demand tags in the ordered list has a corresponding video header bidding tag and initiate an auction process for all of the demand tags in the ordered list that have a video header bidding tag. The ordered list of demand tags can then be updated based on the results of the auction process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Servemotion, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew B. Dearborn, David M. Himrod, Joseph R. Hirsch, C. Hagan Major
  • Patent number: 11375040
    Abstract: Disclosed are techniques for processing user profiles using data structures that are specialized for processing by a GPU. More particularly, the disclosed techniques relate to systems and methods for evaluating characteristics of user profiles to determine whether to offload certain user profiles to the GPU for processing or to process the user profiles locally by one or more central processing units (CPUs). Processing user profiles may include comparing the interest tags included in the user profiles with logic trees, for example, logic trees representing marketing campaigns, to identify user profiles that match the campaigns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: David Lawrence Rager, Andrew Edward Brownsword, Guy Lewis Steele, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11367079
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide method, system and computer program product for complimentary CRM mobile integration. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for CRM mobile integration includes initially identifying an end user who simultaneously accesses both a CRM application executing in memory of a host computing platform, and also a CRM application agent executing in memory of a mobile computing device that is separate from the host computing platform. The method also includes, thereafter, detecting a request by the end user to access data in the CRM application. Finally, the method includes responding to the detection of the request by selecting an action for the mobile device in a table corresponding to a type of the data in the CRM application, and directing the CRM application in the mobile device to prompt the end user to complete the selected action for the data of the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: SugarCRM, Inc.
    Inventors: Filipe Guerra, Vladyslav Kulchytskyy
  • Patent number: 11367101
    Abstract: Systems, devices, media, instructions, and methods are provided for presentation of media collections with automated interactive advertising. In one embodiment, a client device receives content elements for display as part of a content collection. Advertising data is also received for display between selected content elements. Interaction elements are merged with the create an advertising element. During display of the advertising data, the interaction elements are presented on the client device output, and are controllable via user inputs. In various embodiments, interaction data recorded at the device is used to manage the presentation of future advertising data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventor: Jacob Andreou
  • Patent number: 11361544
    Abstract: A damage assessment (DA) computing device for determining building damage may be provided. The DA computing device may retrieve historical damage data associated with roof damage from a historical damage database, generate a damage model based upon the retrieved historical damage data, identify an building for a roof damage assessment, retrieve damage data associated with the building, compare the damage data associated with the roof to the damage model, and/or determine a damage status of the roof based upon the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventor: Lynn Splittstoesser
  • Patent number: 11354702
    Abstract: Systems, devices, media, instructions, and methods are provided for presentation of media collections with automated interactive advertising. In one embodiment, a server system merges advertising data with interaction elements to create an advertising element, and communicates the advertising element to a client device with other pieces of content. In another embodiment, advertising data is received at a client device and merged at the client device with interaction elements to generate an advertising element. The advertising element is then displayed between content elements that are part of one or more content collections. In various embodiments, interaction data recorded at the device is used to manage the presentation of future advertising elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventor: Jacob Andreou
  • Patent number: 11348143
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products to transmit, by a web browser to a web server, a hypertext transfer protocol request for a web page at a first uniform resource identifier (URI). The web browser may receive, from the web server via, the web page and metadata of a plurality of candidate advertisements, the plurality of candidate advertisements determined based on a master machine learning (ML) model. A client ML model executing in the web browser may process the received metadata, the client ML model trained based on prior interactions between one or more users of the web browser and a plurality of previously displayed advertisements. The client ML model may determine based on the processing, a first candidate advertisement of the plurality of candidate advertisements to display in the web browser with the received web page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Louis Watson, Galen Rafferty, Austin Grant Walters, Jeremy Edward Goodsitt, Anh Truong, Vincent Pham
  • Patent number: 11349915
    Abstract: A source worker node at a source site fetches a task from a message queue. The task specifies replicating a first object at the source site to a destination site. A request for a connection is issued from the source worker node to the destination site. The request is received by a load balancer at the destination site and assigned to a destination worker node. A connection is established between the source and destination worker nodes. A determination is made that the destination site does not include an object that is the same as the first object. Upon the determination, a deduplication is performed between the source and destination worker nodes of segments into which the first object has been divided. Deduplicated segments of the first object are transmitted from the source worker node to the destination worker node for storage at the destination site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Xu, Abhinav Duggal, Atul Avinash Karmarkar, Philip Shilane
  • Patent number: 11347752
    Abstract: A feature vector associated with a candidate web document is determined. A feature space associated with the feature vector is filtered. A density value associated with the candidate web document is determined using the filtered feature space. The candidate web document is ranked with respect to a plurality of other candidate web documents based on the determined density value. The candidate web document is provided in a content feed based on the ranking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew Wheeler
  • Patent number: 11348137
    Abstract: In a computer apparatus, at least processor is arranged to determine values for two or more candidate advertisements. Based on the determined values, one of the candidate advertisements is selected. The selected advertisement is displayed on a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: KING.COM LTD.
    Inventors: Adam Horwich, Fernando Diaz
  • Patent number: 11348082
    Abstract: A method and system for conducting an online payment transaction through a point of sale device. The method includes receiving input from a user selecting an item for purchase through the point of sale device; calculating a total purchase amount for the item in response to a request from the user to purchase the item; and sending payment authorization for the total purchase amount from the point of sale device to a payment entity, in which the payment authorization is sent to the payment entity via a mobile communication device of the user. The method further includes receiving a result of the payment authorization from the payment entity through the mobile communication device; and completing the payment transaction based on the result of the payment authorization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Inventor: Michelle Fisher
  • Patent number: 11341744
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions with and between computers in content providing, searching and/or hosting systems supported by or configured with devices, servers and/or platforms. The disclosed systems and methods provide a novel framework for performing automatic detection of surfaces in video frames resulting in the creation of a seamless in-video ad experience for viewing users. The disclosed framework operates by leveraging available surfaces in videos to show advertisements in compliance with publisher protection, compliance and policy in a fully automatic, end-to-end solution. The disclosed framework evidences a streamlined, automatic and computationally efficient process(es) that modifies digital content at the surface level within the frames of the content in compliance with the digital rights of the owners of the content being merged via the disclosed augmentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: YAHOO AD TECH LLC
    Inventors: Guy Dassa, Whitney Zoller
  • Patent number: 11334613
    Abstract: One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods are provided. A first plurality of sets of device information associated with a plurality of devices may be received and/or identified. The plurality of devices may be grouped into a plurality of groups based upon the first plurality of sets of device information. A plurality of group profiles associated with the plurality of groups may be generated. A first group profile of the plurality of group profiles may be associated with a first group of the plurality of groups. The first group profile may be generated based upon sets of device information, of the first plurality of sets of device information, associated with the first group. A request for content associated with a first device belonging to the first group may be received. A first content item may be selected for presentation via the first device based upon the first group profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: YAHOO AD TECH LLC
    Inventors: Johannes Van Staden, Narayana Babu Maddhuri, Wendell Craig Baker
  • Patent number: 11327978
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for recommending concepts from a first concept set in response to user selection of a first concept Ci by performing a natural language processing (NLP) analysis comparison of vector representations of user concepts contained in written content authored by the user and candidate concepts in a first concept set to determine a similarity measure for each candidate concept, and to select therefrom one or more of the candidate concepts for display as recommended concepts which are related to the user concepts contained in written content authored by the user based on the similarity measure between each candidate concept and each user concept.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michele M. Franceschini, Tin Kam Ho, Luis A. Lastras-Montano, Oded Shmueli, Livio Soares
  • Patent number: 11321379
    Abstract: A method of selecting and presenting content based on learned user preferences is provided. The method includes providing a content System including a set of content items organized by genre characterizing the content items, and wherein the set of content items contains microgenre metadata further characterizing the content items. The method also includes receiving search input from the user for identifying desired content items and, in response, presenting a subset of content items to the user. The method further includes receiving content item selection actions from the user and analyzing the microgenre metadata within the selected content items to learn the preferred microgenres of the user. The method includes, in response to receiving subsequent user search input, selecting and presenting content items in an order that portrays as relatively more relevant those content items containing microgenre metadata that more closely match the learned microgenre preferences of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: VEVEO INC.
    Inventors: Murali Aravamudan, Ajit Rajasekharan, Kajamalai G. Ramakrishnan
  • Patent number: 11322172
    Abstract: Computer-generated feedback directed to whether user speech input meets subjective criteria is provided through the evaluation of multiple speaking traits. Initially, discrete instances of various multiple speaking traits are detected within the user speech input provided. Such multiple speaking traits include vocal fry, tag questions, uptalk, filler sounds and hedge words. Audio constructs indicative of individual instances of speaking traits are isolated and identified from appropriate samples. Speaking trait detectors then utilize such audio constructs to identify individual instances of speaking traits within the spoken input. The resulting quantities are scored based on reference to predetermined threshold quantities. The individual speaking trait scores are then amalgamated utilizing a weighting that is derived based on empirical relationships between those speaking traits and the criteria for which the user's speech input is being evaluated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Oscar Roberto Morales Garrido, Paul Thackray, Kristen Kennedy
  • Patent number: 11315146
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, and methods for providing promotions based on consumer interaction data are discussed herein. Some embodiments may include a system and/or apparatus including circuitry configured to provide electronic user interfaces (or impressions) of promotions to consumer devices and receive consumer interaction data indicating consumer interaction with the impressions. The system may be further configured to determine a selected promotion for providing in a subsequent impression based on the consumer interaction data. For example, the system may be configured to determine a promotion score of available promotion based on consumer interaction data indicating consumer responses to the available impressions. The promotion score may provide a rating by which available promotions may be selected and may be determined based on various criteria discussed herein to provide selected promotions to consumer devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Groupon, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Langdon, Gaston L'Huillier
  • Patent number: 11308512
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media for differential bid generation using machine learning. A bid management system generates an input based on features of a content item and. The bid management system uses the input to determine acceptance probability score distributions for a set of candidate users. The bid management system uses the acceptance probability score distributions along with user attributes describing the set of candidate users along with campaign parameters to determine a subset of the candidate users to receive an offer to view the content item along with bid values to offer to each candidate user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Beseeq
    Inventors: Mark K. Hammitt, Lisa C. Hammitt
  • Patent number: 11308500
    Abstract: A system and method for authenticating a user's computing device that has submitted a request for the transfer of funds from the user's account at a financial institution. An authentication server at the financial institution compares currently received identifying data to previously stored identifying data, then makes a determination as to whether to approve the request for the transfer of funds. The identifying data may include a snapshot of apps or of lists of items installed on the user's computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Ryan Thomas Russell, Gregory Brian Meyer, Steven Michael Bernstein, David Ira Waters, Jr., Patrick Michael Luberus
  • Patent number: 11303730
    Abstract: A system and method for providing online games on client devices based on capabilities of the client devices are disclosed. Device capability information may be obtained from the client devices during the online game. Values of one or more capability parameters may be determined based on the device capability information obtained. Device profiles may be assigned to the client devices based on the determined values of the capability parameters. One or more game features may be adjusted in accordance with the assigned device profile for implementing the online game on the client devices. The adjustable game features may include frame rate, level of detail of rendering, level of 3D graphics, level of collision effects, animation type, gameplay available for user interaction, gameplay content for user interaction, communication mode, physics effects available for display, level of artificial intelligence, and/or any other features of the online game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Kabam, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff Howell, Benjamin Talbot, Russell Warneboldt
  • Patent number: 11301901
    Abstract: It is an object of the present disclosure to provide more appropriate advertisement information for each of a plurality of users sharing a specific space. The advertisement delivery system provides advertisement information to each user existing in a specific space shared by a plurality of users having a specific purpose. In this advertisement delivery system, an information processing device generates advertisement information for each user based on an attribute of a specific space associated with a specific purpose and an attribute of each user associated with the specific purpose. The advertisement distribution device arranged in a specific space receives advertisement information for each user from the information processing device and transmits the received advertisement information to the user terminal associated with the user to be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masahiro Misaki, Orie Mitsuhashi, Masahiro Ueda, Yoshitaka Atsumi, Naoto Sasagawa, Naoki Yamamuro, Chiho Ogawa
  • Patent number: 11288702
    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: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Reid Andersen, James Neufeld, Ashish Goel, Michael Jahr, Utkarsh Srivastava, Sandeep Pandey
  • Patent number: 11282114
    Abstract: A method of operating a health tracking system includes utilizing user profile data for a user and health parameter data received from a health tracking device associated with the user to derive parameters relating to the user. The parameters are compared to tags associated with content pages or objects to determine a relevancy or match. Particular ones of a plurality of content pages or objects are selected for delivery to the user based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Under Armour, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Zedell, Murtaza Ali, Ralph Marczynski, Mary Lawyer, Ken Valencik, Sid Jatia, Barbra Sainsurin
  • Patent number: 11270159
    Abstract: An online system trains a content selection model based on a selected subset of presented content items as well as a sampled set of content items. The content selection model is configured to receive a set of features characterizing a user-content item pair and output a likelihood that the user will interact with the content item. The sampled set of content items may include content items that were not selected for display based on their likelihoods in addition to those that were selected, and may represent a wider distribution of user-content item pairs than the selected subset. By incorporating the sampled set of content items as well as the selected subset of content items in the training process, the online system can reduce bias in the content selection process such that content items similar to the unselected subset can also be adequately represented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Meta Platforms, Inc.
    Inventors: Tianshi Gao, Wenlin Chen
  • Patent number: 11263677
    Abstract: A system includes a device, a database, and a processor. The device receives a social network post including text and an image depicting a customizable product. The database stores a purchase history of a user of the device. In response to determining that the device displayed the post, the processor determines, using a machine learning algorithm, that the image depicts the product and determines a set of retailers offering the product. The processor predicts, based in part on the purchase history, a customization for the customizable feature of the product that the user prefers and a retailer of the set of retailers offering the customized product. The processor then sends a recommendation of the customized product to the user, including a link to purchase the product from the predicted retailer. Then, in response to receiving a purchase request from the user, the processor completes a purchase of the customized product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Sean Gutman, Joseph Castinado
  • Patent number: 11263824
    Abstract: Systems and methods for spawning a digital object in an environment are disclosed. Data describing the environment is received. The data includes data describing properties of the environment, a state of the environment, and properties of a plurality of objects within the environment. The data is analyzed to detect and categorize one or more of the plurality of objects, and to detect one or more surfaces related to the plurality of objects. Data is received that describes a placement of the digital object on one of the detected surfaces or detected objects and determines properties of the placement. Conditions are associated with the placed digital object, the conditions including data describing properties of the placement, data describing properties of the detected object, and data describing a state of the detected object. The spawning of the digital object is performed in the environment based on the conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Unity IPR ApS
    Inventors: Jonathan Manzer Forbes, Hugo van Heuven
  • Patent number: 11253747
    Abstract: A method is provided for detecting at least one fitness related activity is provided. Data is obtained from at least one sensor of a wearable device, wherein the at least one sensor detects the data based on at least one body movement of a user wearing the wearable device. Based on the obtained data, the at least one fitness related activity is detected from a set of fitness related activities, wherein the detection is performed without pre-training by the user for the detecting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: BOSE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naganagouda Patil, Mark Sydorenko, John Gordon, Bruce C. Levens, Ryan K. Burns, Jeremy Kemmerer, Juan Carlos Rodero Sales, William Berardi
  • Patent number: 11257596
    Abstract: Provided is a system for providing a service to a user using an IoT device. A system for providing a service to a user using an IoT device executes an application or software for executing a function of an IoT device on a cloud server, and the cloud server controls individual IoT devices. A system for providing a service to a user using an IoT device may be related to an artificial intelligence module, a robot, an augmented reality (AR) device, a virtual reality (VR) device, and devices related to a 5G service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Eunsun Cho, Sungmok Shin, Seokhee Lee, Jonghen Han, Sungho Shin
  • Patent number: 11244767
    Abstract: Computerized method requiring claim adjudication to receive patient payment for a product or service provided by a healthcare provider to a patient with full financial responsibility, including receiving a patient claim; re-pricing the claim, automatically initiating a real-time payment authorization request through a payment gateway; receiving a real-time notification that the patient's funding source has verified funds availability, with the funds to be deposited in a designated account for subsequent provider payment; sending the healthcare provider the copay and plan pay pricing edits; and concurrently, sending the patient a payment e-receipt electronically, indicating the total amount due and the amount debited from the patient's funding source, the plan payment, with any difference the copay to be paid directly to the provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Inventors: Richard James Morrison, Walter James Morrison
  • Patent number: 11244350
    Abstract: A system and method for digital space estate management and content distribution is described. This system and method is comprised of an allotted number of time slots of fixed or variable duration, which are analyzed as digital space estates and devoted to content distribution. This system is configured to provide a web service portal which allows users to view available digital space estates, and either purchase them for a fixed price or variable price by proposing a higher acquisition offer amount than potential other users who have submitted offers on the same digital space estate. The system is further configured to utilize attributes of time slots and digital display nodes to recommend time slots to users. The system is configured to allow users to resell acquired digital space estates to other users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Inventor: Michael Soliman
  • Patent number: 11243658
    Abstract: Techniques described herein are directed to generating and presenting customized directives for facilitating interactions between user(s) and user interface(s) associated with a content service provider. In an example, the content service provider may determine a state associated with a user based on user data associated with the user. Additionally, the content service provider may receive context data identifying an action performed by the user in association with content item(s) presented via a graphical user interface (GUI) and may determine an intent of the user based at least partly on the context data. Based at least partly on the state associated with the user and the intent of the user, the content service provider may determine a directive for prompting the user to access and/or use a feature associated with the content service provider and may cause a change to the GUI to communicate the directive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Pinterest, Inc.
    Inventors: Pei Yin, Daniel Chu, Linus Chung, Angel Steger, Scott Tong
  • Patent number: 11238237
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting data associated with an environment and for generating a description of the environment are disclosed. According to an aspect, a system includes multiple electronic devices each being configured to detect data associated with an environment. The system also includes a computing device configured to receive the detected data from the electronic devices. Further, the computing device is configured to determine one or more characteristics of the environment based on the detected data. The computing device is also configured to generate a description of the environment based on the determined one or more characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Mark P. Delaney
  • Patent number: 11238217
    Abstract: A method, a computer system, and a computer program product are provided. A computing system receives natural language first textual input from a second computing system and performs natural language processing. The natural language processing identifies vagueness and missing information in the first textual input. Additional information is obtained from at least one source responsive to identifying at least one of the vagueness and the missing information. The identified vagueness and the missing information are resolved based on the obtained additional information and a meaning of the first textual input is determined. Output is provided to the second computing system for presentation to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gandhi Sivakumar, Lynn Kwok, Kushal S. Patel, Sarvesh S. Patel
  • Patent number: 11238352
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for predicting talent flow to and/or from a geographical region. In one technique, multiple entity profiles are stored and analyzed to generate training data that is labeled indicating whether a corresponding entity has moved to or moved from a region. A machine-learned prediction model is generated or trained based on the training data. Using the machine-learned prediction model, a prediction is made whether, for each entity corresponding to another entity profile, that entity will move to or move from a particular geographic region. Based on multiple predictions, a number of entities that are predicted to move to or move from the particular geographic region is determined. Talent flow data that is based on the number of entities is presented on a computer display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Chi-Yi Kuan, Shen Huang, Yu Wang, Yongzheng Zhang, Paul Ko, Shady Elasra, Fanbin Bu
  • Patent number: 11232397
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to a platform for controlling production and distribution of consumable items based on machine learning processes derived from chemical profiles of the consumable items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Penrose Hill
    Inventors: Matthew K. Martz, Erik Steigler, Philip James
  • Patent number: 11233646
    Abstract: A method for searchable encryption of a system defining a secret key and a public is provided. A data stream cipher can include n elementary data (b1, b2, . . . , bn). The method can include generation of a variate for all elementary data bj, for values of j from 1 to n, generation of an element function of the public key (gx(bj),zj) and the variate, the element being associated with a random element of a group of a bilinear environment, the element associated with the random element of the group forming first encryption data (Cj,1). The method can also include generation of a shift factor (ga.zj?1) function of the variate and the public key, and associated with the random element of the group, the shift factor representing a position of the monomial in the encrypted stream, the shift factor associated with the random element of the group forming second encryption data. The data stream cipher can include the first and second encryption data for all values of j from 1 to n.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventor: Olivier Sanders
  • Patent number: 11232495
    Abstract: A management system may update one or more parameters corresponding to system requirements to execute a product, wherein the one or more parameters are updated without changing a product code of the product. A request to execute the product may be received from a first entity system. In response to receiving the request to execute the product, the management system may determine whether the first entity system satisfies the system requirements to execute the product, wherein the management system is separate from the first entity system. In response to determining that the first entity system satisfies the system requirements, the product may be allowed to be executed by the first entity system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventors: Devan C. Goodwin, Jesus M. Rodriguez, Adrian Likins, Bryan Michael Kearney
  • Patent number: 11227154
    Abstract: Provided is a ledger recognition system which can enhance recognition accuracy of a handwritten character filled out by a user thus capable of reducing a manual work in a correction operation. A ledger recognition system includes: a headquarter server configured to recognize handwritten characters described in a ledger by a user; a system terminal including an image scanner for reading the handwritten characters filled out in the ledger by the user; and a public telecommunication network which allows the headquarter server and the system terminal to be communicably connected with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: FUKUOKA FINANCIAL GROUP, INC.
    Inventor: Takahiro Noda
  • Patent number: 11222231
    Abstract: Target matching method and apparatus, electronic device, and storage medium, including: extracting feature vector of each frame in query image sequence and feature vector of each frame in candidate image sequence; determining self-expression feature vector of query image sequence, collaborative expression feature vector of the query image sequence, self-expression feature vector of candidate image sequence, and collaborative expression feature vector of candidate image sequence based on feature vector of each frame in query image sequence and feature vector of each frame in candidate image sequence; determining similarity feature vector between query image sequence and candidate image sequence based on self-expression feature vector of query image sequence, collaborative expression feature vector of query image sequence, self-expression feature vector of candidate image sequence, and collaborative expression feature vector of candidate image sequence; and determining matching result between query image sequen
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: SHENZHEN SENSETIME TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ruimao Zhang, Hongbin Sun, Ping Luo, Yuying Ge, Kuanze Ren, Liang Lin, Xiaogang Wang