Search Engines Patents (Class 707/706)
  • Patent number: 10127314
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for receiving from a user a seed string including one or more letters, generating search queries based on the seed string, and executing a search associated with each of the search queries where each search query includes at least one of an example, suggestion, and term. The systems and methods also include generating a set of search results associated with each of the search queries, determining a search query evaluation value for each of the search queries based at least in part on comparing the set of search results associated with each of the search queries with an expected set of search results, determining a relevancy value for each of the search queries, and configuring a search criteria of the search engine based on the determined relevancy values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Efstratios Davlos, Ethan R. Deyoung
  • Patent number: 10126980
    Abstract: When a request is received to perform a data operation requiring an interaction with any one of multiple data replicas stored on one or more data storage devices and managed by a quorum-based data management protocol in which completion of a data update is reported to an initiator of the data update when acceptance of the data update is reported by a majority of the data replicas, the data operation is routed to be performed using one of a predefined minority of the data replicas if the data operation requires less than strong consistency, is a read-only data operation, and meets a predefined criterion of being computationally time-intensive or computationally resource-intensive, or routed to be performed using a predefined majority of the data replicas if the data operation requires strong consistency or requires a data write operation or does not meet the predefined criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Guy Laden, Benjamin Mandler, Yoav Tock
  • Patent number: 10120938
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automating the retrieval of partitionable search results from a database and reducing the latency of delivering the partitionable search results are disclosed. A query for searching a database is constructed. Multiple processing tasks are assigned and executed to retrieve partitioned search results from a database in parallel. Each partition of search results is returned to the user as response messages. Response messages may be continuously received until all search results responsive to the query have been retrieved from the database. When multiple processing tasks are used to retrieve and deliver partitioned search results in parallel, server, internet and client resources are optimized, and the throughput of search results and metadata are increased, and the process of narrowing or filtering search results is an interactive and informed process for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: MapScallion LLC
    Inventors: Paul W. Relkin, Norman R. Relkin
  • Patent number: 10121057
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for ensuring a desired distribution of images in a multimedia document among different demographic groups. Demographic criteria (e.g., age) is received to form demographic groups of members of an organization. Demographic information along with interests of the members are retrieved. Such member data is analyzed within the constraints of the demographic criteria to generate a statistical distribution of members of the organization that forms an initially desired distribution of content of the multimedia document among the demographic groups of the organization. An indication is then provided to the user regarding whether the current distribution of the content of the multimedia document among the demographic groups of the organization satisfies or does not satisfy the desired distribution of content among the demographic groups. In this manner, the user can ensure a desired distribution of content in the multimedia document among different demographic groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lisa M. Bradley, Brian O'Donovan, Aaron J. Quirk, Lin Sun
  • Patent number: 10121056
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for ensuring a desired distribution of images in a multimedia document among different demographic groups. Demographic criteria (e.g., age) is received to form demographic groups of members of an organization. Demographic information along with interests of the members are retrieved. Such member data is analyzed within the constraints of the demographic criteria to generate a statistical distribution of members of the organization that forms an initially desired distribution of content of the multimedia document among the demographic groups of the organization. An indication is then provided to the user regarding whether the current distribution of the content of the multimedia document among the demographic groups of the organization satisfies or does not satisfy the desired distribution of content among the demographic groups. In this manner, the user can ensure a desired distribution of content in the multimedia document among different demographic groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lisa M. Bradley, Brian O'Donovan, Aaron J. Quirk, Lin Sun
  • Patent number: 10114888
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a terminal for presenting a sentence candidate that presents a candidate to improve the work efficiency and to standardize a sentence, when a report is generated. The terminal for presenting a sentence candidate 100 is capable of presenting a more appropriate sentence candidate by including a report data base 131 that stores a report including a plurality of sentences, searching the report data base by an input character, generating a report group including a plurality of reports as a search result, extracting a sentence containing a character input from the report group to generate a sentence group, and preferentially outputting a predetermined sentence based on a priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Y'S READING INC.
    Inventors: Yoshiharu Nakayama, Satoru Saito
  • Patent number: 10114897
    Abstract: The present application includes various information retrieval and query creation procedures. One example provides identifying a most recent interest from user device submitted data, searching a database for instances of the most recent interest, creating a new category based on the most recent interest, storing the new category in memory, combining the new category with query search terms and submitting a combined query, receiving combined query results, and creating a modified user interface based on the results of the combined query. The result may provide optimized results in subsequent search operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Open Invention Network LLC
    Inventor: David Gerard Ledet
  • Patent number: 10116642
    Abstract: Systems and processes of advanced identity management over multiple identity providers deployable through mobile applications are provided. The process, e.g., method, includes requesting a backend service from multiple backend services by a requesting device. The method further includes exposing the requested backend service though a call in by a gateway service using a token mapped to the requested backend service, without exposing any of the backend services directly to the requesting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: KONY, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew B. Trevathan, Perraju Bendapudi, Deepak Chanderasakar, Bjorn Hildahl, Gopi Krishna Mudumbai, Krishna Padmasola, Jagan Peri, Sri Ramanathan, Matthew A. Terry
  • Patent number: 10102482
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for training a factorization model to learning features of model inputs of a trained model such that the factorization model is predictive of outcome for which the machine learned model is trained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Heng-Tze Cheng, Jeremiah Harmsen, Alexandre Tachard Passos, David Edgar Lluncor, Shahar Jamshy, Tal Shaked, Tushar Deepak Chandra
  • Patent number: 10095808
    Abstract: Software for processing a database query that includes: (i) receiving a query of a database including a search value; (ii) determining a distance between the search value and at least one reference value; (iii) determining a maximum distance from the search value to be used in searching a plurality of datasets of the database, wherein the maximum distance from the search value defines a search range and is based, at least in part, on the determined distance between the search value and the at least one reference value; (iv) determining a subset of datasets from the plurality of datasets that includes datasets for which a data range with respect to each reference value overlaps with the search range; and (v) performing approximate string matching for the search value on the subset of datasets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michal Bodziony, Lukasz Gaza, Artur M. Gruszecki, Tomasz Kazalski, Konrad K. Skibski, Tomasz Stradomski
  • Patent number: 10095390
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for inserting and presenting video objects linked to a source video are provided. In some embodiments, the method comprises: identifying a plurality of video objects associated with a content creator, wherein each of the plurality of video objects comprises a portion of a video associated with the content creator; causing a plurality of selectable inputs each corresponding to at least one video object to be presented by a first user device, wherein at least one of the selectable inputs corresponds to at least one of the plurality of video objects associated with the content creator; receiving an indication that one of the plurality of selectable inputs from the first user device was selected; identifying a video object to be presented by a second user device based on the received indication; and causing the identified video object to be presented by the second user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Justin Lewis, Gavin James
  • Patent number: 10095747
    Abstract: Implementations generally relate to processing similar documents. In some implementations, a method includes receiving a plurality of documents related to e-discovery. The method further includes determining a seed document from the plurality of documents. The method further includes receiving a search request to search at least one selection of text in the seed document. The method further includes identifying other documents from the plurality of documents based on a similarity between text in the other documents and the at least one selection of text in the seed document. The method further includes generating a graphical user interface that includes a similarity panel that provides similarity data between text in the other documents and the at least one selection of text in the seed document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventor: Vishalkumar Rajpara
  • Patent number: 10095789
    Abstract: In one exemplary embodiment, a computer-implemented method includes searching a database of annotations associated with an annotating proxy server. An annotated web page is obtained. The annotated web page can include an annotated web-page element. An annotation of the annotated web-page element can be included in the annotated web page by an annotating proxy server. The annotation can be stored in a database of web page annotations. The annotated web page can be annotated with a query field. A user-generated search query can be received in the query field. The database of web page annotations can be searched according to the user-generated search query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventor: Derek A. Devries
  • Patent number: 10089673
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed that create an electronic form based on table data provided by Internet searching operations. One example may include determining at least one search term, querying, via a server, information provided by at least one network based on the search term, and copying at least one data table resulting from the information discovered during the querying operation. Additional operations may include parsing the at least one data table and storing the information in the server, displaying the data table to an end user so that the end user may select whether the data table should be included in the electronic form, and providing the user with the option to select and edit the contents of the data table. Upon the user's approval the data table may be copied into the electronic form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Open Invention Network LLC
    Inventor: David Gerard Ledet
  • Patent number: 10089387
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media that may be used to generate recommendations based on organic search term analysis are provided. One method includes determining conversion path data for a content provider. The method further includes determining a plurality of organic search keywords within the conversion path data. The method further includes analyzing the plurality of organic search keywords within the conversion path data to generate an analysis metric for each of the plurality of organic search keywords. The method further includes selecting one or more of the plurality of organic search keywords based on the analysis metrics for the organic search keywords, and generating one or more recommendations for new content to be published by the content provider based on the selected one or more organic search keywords.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Neil Hoyne, Johannes Arensman
  • Patent number: 10083473
    Abstract: Various embodiments are included for adjusting a search result user interface when a foreign language search query is detected. A search query associated with a search request is obtained. A language of the search query is identified. Search results are obtained from a site corresponding to the language. Additionally, a translation of the search query is obtained if allowed for a corresponding product category.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Rahul H. Bhagat, Michael Brundage, Daniel R. Parshall
  • Patent number: 10078805
    Abstract: An operations management server associated with a site location having a plurality of distributed assets therein may store a database(s) including a hierarchy of places within the site location, respective places for the plurality of assets within the site location, and pending work orders for respective assets and respective priority indicators associated therewith, determine a respective place associated with a given asset based upon a work order associated therewith and the database, determine a parent place within the site location within which the place associated with the given asset resides based upon the database, and determine at least one sibling place within the parent place based upon the database. The server may also determine pending work orders for other assets, determine a relative priority of the determined work orders, and communicate the determined work orders to a mobile communications device for completion in order of relative priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: SIGHTPLAN, INC.
    Inventor: Joseph S. Westlake
  • Patent number: 10074113
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, computer program products, devices and systems are described that carry out accepting at least one search term corresponding to at least one member of a network; disambiguating the at least one search term including associating the at least one search term with at least one of network-participation identifier data or device-identifier data; and presenting a disambiguated search term at least partly based on at least one of the network-participation identifier data or the device-identifier data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Marc E. Davis, Matthew G. Dyor, William Gates, Xuedong Huang, Roderick A. Hyde, Edward K. Y. Jung, Royce A. Levien, Richard T. Lord, Robert W. Lord, Qi Lu, Mark A. Malamud, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Satya Nadella, Daniel Reed, Harry Shum, Clarence T. Tegreene, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10073884
    Abstract: Method, system, and programs for providing enhanced search term suggestions. A set of incomplete search terms indicating a sequence of search terms entered may be received. It may be detected that the sequence contains a descending phase followed by an ascending phase. In response to the detection, a pair of misinput term and corresponding corrected term may be identified in the set of incomplete search terms. A probability with respect to the misinput term is a misinput of the corresponding corrected term may be determined based on a historical context. Using such a probability, an incomplete search term containing the misinput term may be corrected. One or more proposed search terms may be determined based on the corrected incomplete search term for suggestion to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventors: Shenhong Zhu, Kazuhiro Nakao, Farzin Maghoul
  • Patent number: 10061819
    Abstract: A search query is received from a user. Multiple search results in response to the search query are received from multiple search engines. Each of the search engines provides one or more search results of the multiple search results. One or more features relating to the uniqueness of the multiple search results of each of the search engines are determined. A ranking of the multiple search results is determined based on the one or more features. The multiple search results are displayed to the user based on the ranking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Doron Cohen, Haggai Roitman
  • Patent number: 10061989
    Abstract: A learning system (100) includes an information transfer apparatus (10) and a learning processing apparatus (20). The information transfer apparatus (10) includes: an analysis unit (11) that obtains data serving as a learning target, compares the obtained data with a reference model, and assigns, to the data, an index indicating a degree of worthiness of the data as the learning target; and a transmission processing unit (12) that transmits the data to the learning processing apparatus (20) based on a rule that has been set using the index. The learning processing apparatus (20) includes a learning processing unit (21) that updates the model or generates a new model based on the data transmitted from the information transfer apparatus (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Kanna, Nobutatsu Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10061845
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are described for analyzing unstructured computer text for theme generation to determine sentiment. A computer store stores unstructured text that is delimited, a searched phrases log, and a phrase click log. A computer server extracts phrases from the unstructured delimited text by splitting each line of the unstructured delimited text into one or more phrases. The computer server generates tokens from the unstructured delimited text, where the tokens comprise segments of the unstructured delimited text. The computer server determines one or more themes present in the unstructured delimited text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: FMR LLC
    Inventors: Aravind Chandramouli, Vrushali Karnik, Javeed Bani, Divik Saxena, Madhuri Gupta
  • Patent number: 10049161
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus in which information pieces indicating a plurality of service providers that can provide specific services are registered in advance includes: a selection unit for selecting some of the plurality of information pieces displayed by a display unit in accordance with an instruction of a user, and an access unit. The information pieces selected by the selection unit include a plurality of information pieces which each indicate a service provider that can provide an individual specific service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Kaneko
  • Patent number: 10042929
    Abstract: A method for modification of search subjects in a set of predictive search terms in which a set of search terms from a user is received and communicated to a search engine. One or more sets of predictive search terms from the search engine based on the set of search terms is received from the search engine and one or more search subjects within the one or more sets of predictive search terms is identified. A plurality of set of predictive search terms, where the one or more search subjects are displayed differently from other displayed terms is displayed and the user is presented with an option to modify the one or more search subjects. A modified search subject is received and a modified search sentence comprising the set of search terms, and one or more of the predictive search terms and the modified search subject is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Liliana Orozco, Christopher A. Peters
  • Patent number: 10037363
    Abstract: A method for displaying a search result on a mobile terminal and a device for displaying a search result on a mobile terminal are provided. The method for displaying the search result on the mobile terminal comprises sending a search request; receiving the search result containing a local application call identifier; and calling a local application in the mobile terminal according to the local application call identifier, and displaying the search result via the local application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Baidu Online Network Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yangkun Chen
  • Patent number: 10037368
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable mediums for performing a free-form query are disclosed. According to one exemplary embodiment, a method for performing a free-form query includes receiving free-form information for requesting information about a computing system, converting the free-form information into at least one compatible query for querying at least one data set, querying, using the at least one compatible query, the at least one data set for the information about the computing system, and providing the information about the computing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: VCE IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Rajesh Nandyalam, Geoffrey David Bourne, Joseph Malek
  • Patent number: 10037383
    Abstract: A system of one or more computing devices is utilized for, among other purposes, creating a template-driven search interface and conducting searches thereon. In an embodiment, the system comprises: a template repository; search templates in the template repository, the search templates comprising at least: field specification data that specify search interface fields for obtaining search input data, and query specification data that specify how to generate structured queries based on the search input data obtained for the one or more of the search interface fields; a search field generator that generates search fields indicated by the field specification data; a template loading module, coupled to the template repository, that identifies available search templates in the template repository; and a search interface generator, coupled to the search field generator and template loading module, that generates different search interfaces depending on which template is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Caitlin Colgrove, Gregory Martin, Javier Campanini
  • Patent number: 10025978
    Abstract: Systems and methods disclosed select and display icons corresponding to topics of digital documents. In particular, in one or more embodiments, systems and methods identify similar clusters of documents from a plurality of documents and generate icons for each identified cluster of documents. For instance, systems and methods identify topical phrases from identified clusters and utilize the topical phrases to identify icons corresponding to the topical phrases. More specifically, one or more embodiments include systems and methods that generate generalized terms from topical phrases utilizing a concept taxonomy and then identify icons by comparing the generated generalized terms to tags corresponding to a plurality of icons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Rishiraj Saha Roy, Prashant Chawla, Shubham Saxena, Atanu R. Sinha, Abhijeet Singh
  • Patent number: 10025855
    Abstract: The subject matter disclosed herein relates to web searching protocols. In a particular implementation, one or more federated searches may be indexed accordance with index criteria. A query may be compared to one or more index criterion. The query may be matched with index criteria. One or more indexed federated searches associated with index criteria associated with the query may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Excalibur IP, LLC
    Inventor: Keith A. Marlow
  • Patent number: 10019522
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media are provided for presenting customized deeplinks on a search engine results page (SERP) to a user via a browser in response to a website name query where the user intends to submit a task-specific query. If selected, the customized deeplink navigates the browser to a webpage of the website that is relevant to the task-specific query. Customized deeplinks are generated by comparing a history associated with the user's browser and the website query database's data. The website query database contains data associated with popular search terms mined from a website server hosting the website. Popular search terms and associated data may be mined from the website's browser log by identifying a search uniform resource locator (URL) pattern from a search form of the website and filtering browser log entries of the browser log that match the identified search URL pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing LLC
    Inventor: I-Ting Fang
  • Patent number: 10021200
    Abstract: Embodiments of computer-implemented methods and systems for activity-based recommendations are described. One example embodiment includes receiving data indicating historical activities of a user community, the historical activities including historical activities of the target user, selecting a reference group of users from the user community based on analysis of the historical activities of the target user, receiving generally current time activities of the reference group of users, the generally current time activities including those activities that have occurred within a defined time window, and recommending items to the target user based on the generally current time activities of the reference group of users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Harshal Ulhas Deo, Kavita Ganesan, Monica Dhanaraj
  • Patent number: 10007731
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for identifying a plurality of search results that will be provided in response to a search query received from a user device. Two or more of the search results may reference at least two different resources that are responsive to the search query. It may be determined that the user device will be served a same set of content in response to user interaction with each of the two or more search results. In response to the determination, a replacement search result may be generated, including a reference to a resource serving the same set of content. In response to receiving the search query, a search page may be presented that includes the replacement search result and does not include at least one of the two or more identified search results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Yu Sugawara, Yoshikiyo Kato, Ryoichi Imaizumi, Ken′ichi Fukushima
  • Patent number: 10007707
    Abstract: A computer server system and method are disclosed for personalization and customizable filtering of network search results and search result rankings, such as for Internet searching. A representative server system comprises: a network interface to receive a query from a respondent or co-respondent; at least one data storage device storing a plurality of return queries; and one or more processors adapted to access the data storage device and using the query, to select the return queries for transmission; to search the data storage device for corresponding pluralities of responses to the return queries from other co-respondents or respondents; to pair-wise score the responses and generate pair-wise alignment scores for respondent and co-respondent combinations; to sort and rank the combinations according to the alignment scores; and to output a listing of the sorted and ranked respondents or co-respondents to form the personalized network search results and search result rankings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Digerati, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Balasia, Joseph Klecha, Robert Levy, Timothy Kocoloski
  • Patent number: 10002165
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for generating a unified ranking of search results received from a plurality of distinct search resources. A computing system executing a federated search application receives a set of ranked search results from multiple search resources (e.g., web-based search engines, public databases and catalogs, etc.). Each search result identifies an item and includes metadata characterizing the item. The federated search application determines a unified ranking for the items identified in the search results that preserves a relative ranking of each set of items, such that a result for a given item is ranked above other results for items in the associated set of items is ranked above the other results in the unified ranking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher R. Palmer, Jerome M. Pesenti
  • Patent number: 10002159
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present invention provide a computer-implemented method and system for translating user keywords into semantic queries based on domain vocabulary. The system receives the user keywords and search for the concepts. The concepts are transformed into a connected graph. The user keywords are translated into precise access paths based on the information relationship described in conceptual entity relationship models and then converts these paths into logic based queries. It bridges the semantic gap between user keywords and logic based structured queries. It enables users to interact with the semantic system by articulating the information in a structured query language. It improves the relevance of search results by incorporating semantic technology to drive the mechanics of the search solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Infosys Limited
    Inventors: John Kuriakose, Sai Deepak Tunuguntla
  • Patent number: 9996633
    Abstract: A facility display data creating device is provided. The device includes: a first processing unit that retrieves a first facility information group from a first database; a second processing unit that retrieves a second facility information group from a second database; a third processing unit that determines whether any of facilities indicated by the first facility information group corresponds to any of the facilities indicated by the second facility information group; and a fourth processing unit that creates display data to display facility information by combining and sorting the first and second facility information groups in an order of distance from a predetermined position, and that creates the display data to display the facility information of the corresponding facilities adjacently to each other and independently of the order of distance on condition that the corresponding facilities are determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaya Ito, Hiroki Ukai
  • Patent number: 9996589
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for generating a unified ranking of search results received from a plurality of distinct search resources. A computing system executing a federated search application receives a set of ranked search results from multiple search resources (e.g., web-based search engines, public databases and catalogs, etc.). Each search result identifies an item and includes metadata characterizing the item. The federated search application determines a unified ranking for the items identified in the search results that preserves a relative ranking of each set of items, such that a result for a given item is ranked above other results for items in the associated set of items is ranked above the other results in the unified ranking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher R. Palmer, Jerome M. Pesenti
  • Patent number: 9996617
    Abstract: Methods and systems for searching logical patterns in voluminous multi sensor data from the industrial internet is provided. The method retrieves instances of patterns in time-series data where patterns are specified logically, using a sequence of symbols. The logical symbols used are a subset of the qualitative abstractions specifically, the concepts of steady, increasing, decreasing. Patterns can include symbol-sequences for multiple sensors, approximate duration as well as slope values for each symbol. To facilitate efficient querying, each sensor time-series is pre-processed into a sequence of logical symbols. Each position in the resulting compressed sequence is registered across a TRIE-based index structure corresponding to the multiple logical patterns it may belong to. Logical multi-sensor patterns are efficiently retrieved and ranked using such a structure. This method of indexing and searching provides an efficient mechanism for exploratory analysis of voluminous multi-sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
    Inventors: Ehtesham Hassan, Mohit Yadav, Puneet Agarwal, Gautam Shroff, Ashwin Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 9990349
    Abstract: Systems for associating streaming data with cells of a spreadsheet are provided. Both dynamic data and static data may be associated with a single cell of the spreadsheet. Upon association, parameters (including stream attributes, image attributes and audio attributes) may be viewed and/or manipulated by a user, providing stream processing functionality within a spreadsheet. Controls may be provided for playing the streaming data and/or playing the streaming data in response to spreadsheet data satisfying a condition. Spreadsheet operations (e.g., sort and/or filter operations) may also be performed on a range of cells based on parameters of associated streaming data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: John Campbell, Carlos Augusto Otero, Christian Canton, Matthew Hart Fichtner, Samuel C. Radakovitz, Benjamin Edward Rampson
  • Patent number: 9990405
    Abstract: In an approach for comparing items of anonymized data, a processor receives a plurality of items of data, each item comprising an anonymized ordered list of words, wherein each word is anonymized in one or more forms and is associated with a respective item of data. A processor compares a first set and a second set of the plurality of items of data by: comparing each of the one or more forms of each word in the first set with the corresponding form of each corresponding word in the second set, scoring each comparison of each word based on a degree of matching between each of the one or more forms of each word in the first set with the corresponding form of each corresponding word in the second set, and computing a total score for the comparison of the first item and the second item based on the scoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Antony J. Rogers
  • Patent number: 9990350
    Abstract: Systems for associating videos with cells of a spreadsheet are provided. Both dynamic data and static data may be associated with a single cell of the spreadsheet. Upon association, parameters (including video attributes, image attributes and audio attributes) may be viewed and/or manipulated by a user, providing video and audio processing functionality within a spreadsheet. Controls may be provided for playing the video and/or playing the video in response to spreadsheet data satisfying a condition. Text transcriptions (e.g., speech-to-text) of an audio track associated with a video file may be inserted as subtitles into the video or a plurality of individual frames for the video. Spreadsheet operations (e.g., sort and/or filter operations) may also be performed on a range of cells based on parameters of an associated video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Johnny S. Campbell, Carlos Augusto Otero, Christian Canton, Matthew Hart Fichtner, Samuel C. Radakovitz, Benjamin Edward Rampson
  • Patent number: 9984131
    Abstract: In an approach for comparing items of anonymized data, a processor receives a plurality of items of data, each item comprising an anonymized ordered list of words, wherein each word is anonymized in one or more forms and is associated with a respective item of data. A processor compares a first set and a second set of the plurality of items of data by: comparing each of the one or more forms of each word in the first set with the corresponding form of each corresponding word in the second set, scoring each comparison of each word based on a degree of matching between each of the one or more forms of each word in the first set with the corresponding form of each corresponding word in the second set, and computing a total score for the comparison of the first item and the second item based on the scoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Antony J. Rogers
  • Patent number: 9984084
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that searches for a file based on a search condition, the apparatus comprising: a display unit configured to display a search screen and a search result screen; an item designating unit configured to designate an item as the search condition; an acquiring unit configured to acquire items displayed on the search screen; and an item determination unit configured to determine whether or not the item designated by the item designating unit is included in the items acquired by the acquiring unit, wherein, when the item determination unit determines that the item designated by the item designating unit is not included in the items acquired by the acquiring unit, the display unit adds the item designated by the designating unit to the items acquired by the acquiring unit, and displays the search result screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yuki Kusakabe
  • Patent number: 9977817
    Abstract: A system and method provide for identifying coreference from serialized data coming from different services. The method includes generating a tree structure from serialized data. The serialized data includes responses to queries from the different services. The responses each identify a hierarchical relationship between a respective set of objects. Nodes of the tree structure each have a name corresponding to a respective one of the objects. The tree structure is traversed in a breadth first manner and, for each node in the tree structure, a respective pairwise similarity is computed with each of the other nodes of the tree structure. The computed pairwise similarity is compared with a threshold to identify co-referring nodes that refer to a same entity. The threshold is a function of a depth of the node in the tree structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Conduent Business Services, LLC
    Inventors: Matthias Gallé, Nikolaos Lagos
  • Patent number: 9979761
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for using a second display with a network-enabled television. In one implementation, this feature allows the user to conveniently affiliate their IPTV devices with various service providers and manage such affiliations directly from a second display device instead of going to a separate affiliation website. The second display could be a smart phone that can often be found beside the user, a laptop or tablet PC, a desktop PC, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment, LLC
    Inventors: Ling Jun Wong, Davender Agnihotri, True Xiong
  • Patent number: 9971809
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method for searching unstructured documents for structured data may include (1) receiving a request to search unstructured documents for a document that contains data (e.g., sensitive data) from a structured dataset, (2) generating a secure search index (e.g., a Bloom filter) for searching the unstructured documents for the sensitive data, (3) extracting a first token and a second token from an unstructured document, (4) generating a hashed key from the first token and the second token, (5) querying the secure search index to determine whether the second hashed key is contained in the secure search index, and (6) responding, upon determining that the second hashed key is contained in the secure search index, to the request with information about the unstructured document. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventors: Yuval Tarsi, Dan Boeriu
  • Patent number: 9971746
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for determining summary content for resources in a domain. In one aspect, a method includes accessing a first resource belonging to a particular domain, selecting an anchor in the first resource linking to a second resource belonging to the particular domain, identifying particular text content in the first resource that is subordinate to the anchor that the second resource includes the particular text content that is subordinate to the anchor, based on determining that the second resource includes the particular text content that is subordinate to the anchor, generating a domain template for the particular domain, the domain template specifying a location of the particular text content in the second resource, and determining, for each respective resource belonging to the particular domain having a structure matching the domain template, respective text content for the respective resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Chen Sun, Yifan Xu
  • Patent number: 9965547
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure provide for extraction data from one or more repositories in response to an electronic search order including a text-based input string, a list of jurisdictions, and a list of international classes. Conditional logic of one or more rules is executed to process the search order, and the search order is transformed into one or more queries based on execution of the conditional logic of the one or more rules. A set of data is retrieved from the one or more repositories using the one or more queries to generate search results, where the set of trademarks retrieved can be limited to the list of jurisdictions and the list of international classes identified in the search order. At least a portion of the search results are transmitted to a user computing device to be rendered in a graphical user interface of a display device associated with the user computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Camelot UK Bidco Limited
    Inventors: Peter Keyngnaert, Jan Waerniers, Ann Smet, Christoph Liekens, Jan Schietse
  • Patent number: 9965549
    Abstract: Content uploaded by users of a computing system is found through a search. The method search receives a search term, retrieves content, identifies instances of the search term in the retrieved content, scores the retrieved content, ranks the scored content, and selects content from the ranked content. The uploaded content is created by a method where received text files are processed to remove formatting, tags, and non-printing characters. Uploaded content may be further associated with attributes used to narrow searches for content. The processed content is searched and may also be used as a source for excerpts for summarizing, representing, or otherwise embodying the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: FOXWORDY INC.
    Inventors: Monica Zent, Robert Schmitt
  • Patent number: 9965506
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a first search query from a user device. The method includes identifying, by a computer search system and using the first search query, an entity type indicating a category for at least a portion of the first search query. The method includes generating, by the computer search system, a second search query including the entity type identified using the first search query. The method also includes performing, by the computer search system, a search for software applications using the second search query. The method further includes generating a list of software applications identified during the search.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Liron Shapira, Jonathan Ben-Tzur, Michael Harris