Search Engine Portal (e.g., Metasearch Engine) Patents (Class 707/707)
  • Patent number: 11150871
    Abstract: A method that includes receiving a document, the document including multiple data units arranged in a sequence, is provided. The method includes separating a fragment from the sequence by identifying a delimiter that includes one of a start or an end of the fragment, separating a data unit from the fragment by identifying a second delimiter, determining a fragment rank based on a frequency score of the data unit within the fragment, and placing the fragment in a sorted list based on the fragment rank including multiple fragments. The method includes forming a modified document including at least a top fragment from the sorted list, the top fragment having a top fragment rank greater than a user selected rank and providing the modified document to the user. A system and a non-transitory, computer readable medium storing instructions to perform the method are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Colossio, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph A. Jaroch
  • Patent number: 11132410
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed herein for providing a custom search engine. In one aspect, a first search query is received from a requestor. First search results contain search result items that match the first search query are Obtained. A least one sub-query is generated from the first search results. The generating is based on rules for a particular custom search engine. Second search results that match the sub-query are then obtained. A search result set is formed from a corpus that includes the first search results and the second search results. The generating of the search result set is based on the rules for the particular custom search engine. The search result set is provided to the requestor. In one aspect an interface for designing a custom search engine is provided. The interface allows the designer to specify the layout of a search results page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: John C. Shafer, Rakesh Agrawal
  • Patent number: 11127058
    Abstract: Embodiments facilitate commercial transactions between a user and one or more vendors without requiring a user to provide information unique to a user account for the vendor. Embodiments prompt a user to select one or more vendors from a list of vendors. An authorization is obtained from the user to allow the computer program to retrieve the product from the list of vendors and on behalf of the user. The computer program then requests and receives, from each vendor, information for accessing an electronic resource of the vendor. In embodiments, the received information is unique to the user account for the vendor. The computer program then obtains the product from the vendor based on the received information. The computer program thus presents a centralized management service for obtaining product from a plurality of vendors and without requiring the user to provide user information unique to the user for each vendor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Freightview, Inc.
    Inventors: Tim A. Barton, Jason Alexander Roberts
  • Patent number: 11107118
    Abstract: Systems and methods including one or more processing modules and one or more non-transitory storage modules storing computing instructions configured to run on the one or more processing modules and perform acts of collecting training attribute values for a set of attributes; generating a probability model using the training attribute values, the probability model providing predicted outcomes for at least one attribute in the set of attributes; identifying, using the probability model, a first predicted outcome corresponding to a subsequent combination of attribute values collected by a collection module, wherein the predicted outcomes can comprise the first predicted outcome; coordinating a first display of an ad content version of a subsequent webpage when the first predicted outcome satisfies an objective of the subsequent webpage, wherein the first display can comprise: (a) an ad at a first location on the subsequent webpage and a webpage content in a first format at a second location on the subsequent we
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Shankara B. Subramanya, Girish Natarajan, Guoxun Yuan, Junhao Jiang, Madhusudan Mathihalli, Chris Bolte
  • Patent number: 11100139
    Abstract: This application is directed to performing a plurality of activities each of which is performed in a respective application with content associated with a content type selected from a group consisting of television programming, online content, on-device application, information views, and other content types. Each activity is associated with a timestamp, and described using a predefined format covering an action and content associated with the action. Each of the plurality of activities is then logged into an activities log in accordance with the predefined format. A plurality of user selectable affordances are displayed concurrently in a home screen on a display of the client device. Each of the affordances is associated with one of the plurality of activities performed with associated content, and the plurality of affordances includes at least two affordances associated with two distinct activities of the plurality of activities performed by two distinct applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Pierre-Yves Laligand, Stephen Shiu Lam Leung, Justin Koh, Richard William Bragg
  • Patent number: 11102270
    Abstract: A network address assigned a shared designation by a first client computer is received, in a first data format, automatically, at a host computer from the first client computer. The network address is categorized and published. Publishing the network address includes converting the network address into a second data format, receiving, at the host computer, a subscription request from a second client computer, and sending the network address to the second client computer in response to receiving the subscription request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Media Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy O'Shaughnessy
  • Patent number: 11080313
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, computer program product, and system are provided for providing a recommendation. The method includes receiving, by a conversation system, a query from a user. The method also includes inputting the query into an intent-entity model to obtain a first output. The method further includes inputting the query into a question-answering system to obtain a second output. The method additionally includes analyzing the first output from the intent-entity model to calculate a value of degree of ambiguity of the first output to the query. The method also includes analyzing the query and the second output from the question-answering system to calculate a value of extent of satisfaction to which the second output satisfies the query. The method further includes determining one or more recommendations using the degree of ambiguity and the extent of satisfaction. The method additionally includes outputting the one or more recommendations to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kanayama, Kentarou Fukuda
  • Patent number: 11055374
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and a device for information retrieval, and a computer readable storage medium. The method includes: determining a plurality of search results associated with user input data, and determining a first relevancy between each of the plurality of search results and the user input data; determining a plurality of target paragraphs associated with the user input data from each of the plurality of search results, and determining a second relevancy between each of the plurality of target paragraphs and the user input data; determining a target text segment associated with the user input data from the plurality of target paragraphs in each of the plurality of search results, and determining a third relevancy between the target text segment and the user input data; and determining an order of the plurality of search results based on the first relevancy, the second relevancy and the third relevancy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: BAIDU ONLINE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Miao Fan, Zehao Dou, Mingming Sun, Ping Li, Haifeng Wang
  • Patent number: 11030157
    Abstract: Systems and methods for mining and compressing commercial data including a network of point of sale devices to log commercial activity data including independent commercial events and corresponding dependent features. A middleware system is in communication with the network of point of sale devices to continuously collect and compress a stream of the commercial activity data and concurrently store the compressed commercial activity data. Compressing the stream includes a file access table corresponding to the commercial activity data, producing compressible file access templates (CFATs) according to frequent patterns of commercial activity data using the file access table, and replacing dependent feature sequences with a matching compressible file access template. A database is in communication with the middleware system to store the compressed commercial data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventors: Ding Li, Kangkook Jee, Zhichun Li, Mu Zhang, Zhenyu Wu
  • Patent number: 11010433
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and computer system for analyzing one or more existing book indexes to build a statistical model of term-to-text pairs. A document may be analyzed, wherein the document may include at least a portion of an instruction in a book. A term in the document may be identified. Whether the term is a candidate for an index of the book may be identified based upon, at least in part, the statistical model of term-to-text pairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Corville O. Allen, Donna K. Byron, Carmine M. DiMascio, Florian Pinel, Timothy P. Winkler
  • Patent number: 10990566
    Abstract: A method for file locks in a distributed file system, performed by a storage system is provided. The method includes receiving, at a storage system having a distributed file system, a request for access of a file and locking the file, through one of a plurality of persistent file locks in the storage system. The method includes accessing the file, through the distributed file system, and unlocking the file, through the one of the plurality of persistent file locks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Pure Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Lee, Igor Ostrovsky, Peter Vajgel
  • Patent number: 10972555
    Abstract: Technologies are disclosed for local and distributed function based dynamic traffic management for network services. A service host executes a network service and provides a service framework that includes one or more handlers. When a request is received for the service, one of the handlers assigns a classification to the request. The handler then provides the classification to a dynamic function based traffic controller. The controller determines whether the network service is to process the request based on the classification of the request, metrics associated with the network service, and a local traffic management policy. If the controller determines that the network service is not to process the request, the request is rejected. Otherwise, the request is passed to the network service for processing. Metrics can also be provided from the service host to a distributed performance monitoring system for use in managing network traffic at a fleet level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David Y. Yamanoha, Brady Montz, Timothy Allen Gilman, Joel Ross Ohman, Eugene Sheung Chee Lam, Dipanwita Sarkar
  • Patent number: 10970302
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a digital asset synchronization system that provides improved local and remote synchronization of digital assets. In particular, the digital asset synchronization system manages digital assets by separating each digital asset into multiple components stored as a set of distributed individual files. Employing individual components for a digital asset rather than single monolithic file enables the digital asset synchronization system to provide safe concurrent access to the digital asset from multiple applications on the same device and across different devices. In addition, using components for a digital asset provides the digital asset synchronization system with the ability to efficiently store and synchronize multiple versions of the digital asset, both locally and remotely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventors: Stanley J. Switzer, Roey Horns, Oliver I. Goldman, Julian R. Wixson
  • Patent number: 10963513
    Abstract: A system and method for content sharing includes acquiring, by a processing device, a plurality of data objects from data sources, storing the plurality of data objects in a data warehouse, generating a high-level index that is shared by the plurality of data objects, generating a plurality of low-level indices that each provides a respective low-level index for a respective one of the plurality of data objects, and providing the plurality of data objects on the content sharing platform for query or search using the high-level index and the plurality of low-level indices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Enigma Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc B. DaCosta, Hicham Oudghiri
  • Patent number: 10957324
    Abstract: A computer implemented method of routing a verbal input to one of a plurality of handlers, comprising using one or more processors adapted to execute a code, the code is adapted for receiving a verbal input from a user, applying a plurality of verbal content identifiers to the verbal input, each of the verbal content identifiers is adapted to evaluate an association of the verbal input with a respective one of a plurality of handlers by computing a match confidence value for one or more features, such as an intent expressed by the user and/or an entity indicated by the user, extracted from the verbal input and routing the verbal input to a selected one of the handlers based on the matching confidence value computed by the plurality of verbal content identifiers. The selected handler is adapted to initiate one or more actions in response to the verbal input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Erez L M Bilgory, Eyal Cohen, Daniel Rose, Segev E Wasserkrug
  • Patent number: 10938650
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for improving a quality of experience based on artificial intelligence. In use, a first network provider associated with a first user is determined. Additionally, a first parameter of the first user using the first network provider is determined, and a second parameter, of the first user using a second network provider is determined. Moreover, it is determined that the second parameter exceeds the first parameter, and based on the determination that the second parameter exceeds the first parameter, a recommendation is received to switch from the first network provider to the second network provider. Further, a first input is received to switch from the first network provider to the second network provider, and a device is reconfigured to switch from the first network provider to the second network provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: AMDOCS DEVELOPMENT LIMITED
    Inventors: Ofer Hermoni, Eyal Felstaine
  • Patent number: 10929406
    Abstract: A system for generating and delivering custom data sets in a big data environment may receive a preselected schema that identifies a plurality of columns from a plurality of data sources for inclusion in an output data file. The system reads data from the data sources to generate a data file containing a big data table. The system monitors the plurality of data sources to detect that the data sources have been ingested into a data storage system. The data file is read and a column is filtered from the data file to generate the output data file in response to the preselected schema excluding the column. The output data file is transferred to a client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc
    Inventors: Jane Cook, Sachin Jadhav, Yogaraj Jayaprakasam, Deepak Narayanan, Rahul Shaurya
  • Patent number: 10929490
    Abstract: A method and system for improving a network search query is provided. The method includes executing a real time search with respect to a database associated with an Internet based search for specified digital information. Digital attributes of digital data identified during the real time search are identified and keywords associated with the digital attributes are ranked. In response, search based software code associated with an Internet search for the digital information is generated and associated real time user interactions are recorded. The search based software code is modified resulting in generation of modified search based software code. The modified search based software code is executed and relevant results associated with the Internet based search are presented via a GUI. The database is configured such that the modified search is stored within a logical partition of the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ying Li, Anh Q. Lu, Jian Lu, Chuan Y. Wang, Wei Yan, Sheng H. Zhan, Xin Y. Zhou
  • Patent number: 10922579
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide an improved method for enabling consumers to identify and purchase a desired frame that is captured in an image. For example, in one embodiment, the disclosed embodiments include a frame recognition system that includes at least one processor for executing computer executable instructions for receiving an image; identifying a frame image from the image; performing image recognition using the frame image to identify a plurality of frames; retrieving merchant information corresponding to the plurality of frames; receiving merchant information associated with the plurality of frames; presenting the plurality of frames and the merchant information associated with the plurality of frames; receiving order information in response to a user ordering a frame from the plurality of frames; and processing the order information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Essilor International
    Inventors: Jean Sahler, Adrien Boularot, Francois-Dumas Lattaque, Vivien Pouget
  • Patent number: 10924542
    Abstract: A method may include starting a content delivery micro edge server module to generate a content delivery micro edge server on a web server. The content delivery micro edge server is a virtualized edge server associated with a service provider and the web server is associated with a host entity that is different than the service provider. The method may include partitioning web server capacity associated with the web server into the content delivery micro edge server and host entity assigned web server capacity. The method also includes activating at least one application associated with the content delivery micro edge server to provide content delivery services. The method includes registering, with the service provider, the content delivery micro edge server to provide content delivery services. The method further includes receiving a request for content to be provided to a client device, and delivering the content to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Russell Khaimov
  • Patent number: 10901997
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to restricting electronic activities from being linked with record objects. According to at least one aspect of the disclosure, a method can include accessing, by one or more processors, a plurality of electronic activities, accessing a plurality of record objects of one or more systems of record, identifying an electronic activity of the plurality of electronic activities to match to one or more record objects, determining a data source provider associated with providing access to the electronic activity, and identifying a system of record corresponding to the determined data source provider. The system of record can include a plurality of candidate record objects to which to match the electronic activity. The method can include restricting the electronic activity from being linked with the at least one record object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: People.ai, Inc.
    Inventors: Oleg Rogynskyy, Tetiana Lutsaievska, John Wulf, Sathya Hariesh Prakash
  • Patent number: 10878054
    Abstract: A data processing method includes receiving, from a client, a link request associated with a link in an online article, where the link request includes a matter name corresponding to a matter described in the article and a publishing time of the article. The method also includes obtaining a trend chart corresponding to the matter name, where the trend chart includes data associated with the publishing time, annotating information associated with the publishing time in the trend chart, and sending the annotated trend chart to the client for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: ADVANCED NEW TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shaoyun Wu
  • Patent number: 10867002
    Abstract: A graphical user interface showing real estate search results on an interactive display device in which a user selects from predefined search zones sub-level neighborhood search areas, and the search results comprise real property listings retrieved by a computerized search of one or more electronic databases which include real property listings from home construction providers, real property listings under construction, prospective real property listings on which construction has not begun, real property listings available for construction, prospective real property listings not having an assigned physical address, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventor: Ray A. Walker
  • Patent number: 10866991
    Abstract: One or more processing devices create one or more entity definitions that each associate an entity with machine data pertaining to that entity and create a service definition for a service provided by one or more entities. The service definition includes an entity definition for each of the one or more entities. The one or more processing devices create one or more search queries that each produce a value derived from the machine data identified in one or more of the entity definitions included in the service definition. Each value is indicative of how the service is performing at a point in time or during a period of time and may be a key performance indicator for the service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: SPLUNK INC.
    Inventors: Brent Boe, Brian Bingham, John Robert Coates, Tristan Antonio Fletcher
  • Patent number: 10839423
    Abstract: An automatic system facilitates selection of media properties on which to display an advertisement, responsive to a profile collected on a first media property, where a behavioral-targeting company calculates expected profit for an ad correlated with the profile and arranges for the visitor to be tagged with a tag readable by the selected media property. The profit can be calculated by deducting, from the revenues that are expected to be generated from an ad delivered based on the collected profile, at least the price of ad space at a media property where the BT company might like to deliver ads to the profiled visitor. When the calculated profit is positive (i.e., not a loss), the BT company arranges for the visitor to be tagged with a tag readable by the selected media property through which the BT company expects to profit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: AlmondNet, Inc.
    Inventor: Roy Shkedi
  • Patent number: 10834192
    Abstract: Methods, computing systems and computer program products implement embodiments of the present invention that include defining multiple capabilities for a set of resources, the resources comprising storage space. A plurality of services are defined, each of the services including one or more of the capabilities for a subset of the resources, and a software defined storage (SDS) system is configured including the defined services. Upon the SDS system receiving a request to forecast an amount of the storage space including one or more of the capabilities that will be available at a specified future time, one or more of the services including the one or more capabilities are identified, and a predicted amount of the storage space for the identified one or more services is computed for specified future time. In some embodiments, a given identified given service includes one or more additional capabilities not required by the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ohad Atia, Amalia Avraham, Shay Berman, Ran Harel
  • Patent number: 10810253
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an information display method and device. The method includes: displaying a user interface of an application, where the user interface includes at least one picture; receiving a selection operation triggered on the user interface, where the selection operation is configured to select a target picture from the at least one picture; acquiring search result information corresponding to content of the target picture; and displaying the search result information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yizhan Lu, Gang Chun, Yuguang Fan
  • Patent number: 10776086
    Abstract: In accordance with various embodiments, described herein is a system (Data Artificial Intelligence system, Data AI system), for use with a data integration or other computing environment, that leverages machine learning (ML, DataFlow Machine Learning, DFML), for use in managing a flow of data (dataflow, DF), and building complex dataflow software applications (dataflow applications, pipelines). In accordance with an embodiment, the system provides a programmatic interface, referred to herein in some embodiments as a foreign function interface, by which a user or third-party can define a service, functional and business types, semantic actions, and patterns or predefined complex data flows based on functional and business types, in a declarative manner, to extend the functionality of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ganesh Seetharaman, Alexander Sasha Stojanovic, Hassan Heidari Namarvar, David Allan
  • Patent number: 10769137
    Abstract: Techniques are described for constructing a query associated with different data sources. In one example, a method includes identifying a particular data source associated with at least one entity. Obtain a set of data source information defining each entities and a set of metadata associated with the particular data source. Then, provide at least a portion of the defined entities for selection associated with the query builder framework for presentation. In response to identifying a selection of a particular entity, the query builder UI provides for presentation a set of attributes associated with the particular selected entity for selection. In response to identifying a selection of a subset of the presented set of attributes, construct a query based on the particular selected entity and the selected subset of the presented set of attributes in a specified query format associated with the custom adapter associated with the particular data source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Gopalkrishna Kulkarni
  • Patent number: 10754872
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system or process is programmed or configured to use a configuration file to specify one or more tasks to apply to raw ingested data. A task may be a sequence of instructions programmed or configured to format raw ingested data into a dataset in a CSV format. Examples of tasks may include: a parser to parse Cobol data into a CSV, a parser to parse XML into a CSV, a parser to parse text using fixed-width fields to a CSV, a parser to parse files in a zip archive into a CSV, a regular expression search/replace function, or formatting logic to remove lines or blank lines from raw ingested data. In one embodiment, the configuration file may specify a schema definition for a task to use for generating a dataset. In one embodiment, the configuration file may also include one or more access control list (ACL) definitions for the generated dataset. In one embodiment, the building of datasets using the configuration file is automated, for example, on a nightly basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Asaf Zarum, Robert Kruszewski
  • Patent number: 10754430
    Abstract: An Intelligent Television provides unique user interfaces and user interface interactions to provide social media. The interfaces and interface are intuitive and allow the user to quickly retrieve and view social media with respect to content displayed on the Intelligent Television. Further, intuitive user interface interactions are provided to allow for the quick and efficient posting of social media from the Intelligent Television to a social media site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Flextronics AP, LLC
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Saulo Correia Dourado, Alexander de Paz
  • Patent number: 10740290
    Abstract: Data storage in a distributed computing system may involve the implementation of key/value stores across multiple storage structures of the distributed computing system, where a key may represent an index and a value may represent an object to store and/or retrieve. A given key/value store may be accessed by multiple compute nodes of the distributed computing system. Duplication and/or versioning may be implemented in or across one or more of the key/value stores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: JETFLOW TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventors: Brian E. Heilig, Guang R. Gao, Brian Phillips, Adam Markey
  • Patent number: 10725892
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for automated testing of a graphical user interface (GUI) for a customer device, the method comprising: receiving GUI navigation keys (801); automated learning (802) of the GUI MENU structure by navigating the GUI to create a GUI structure file comprising the screen header text and the screen image for each sub-MENU detected in the MENU structure; receiving (803) data related to the sub-MENU to be tested; performing (804) a testing procedure on the sub-MENU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: ADVANCED DIGITAL BROADCAST S.A.
    Inventor: Przemyslaw Michalski
  • Patent number: 10713659
    Abstract: A system and method for preventing multiple charges for a transaction in a payment system is presented. A payment system receives a payment operation request from the order system, and determines whether the payment operation is a duplication of a previous payment operation request. If so, the payment system retrieves stored financial transaction results and provides the financial transaction results to the order system. When the payment operation request is not a duplicate, the payment system contacts a payment provider to receive financial transaction results, which is passed to the order system and stored in a persistent data store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Carlos Antonio Lorenzo Hoyos, Marcelo Perazolo, Marc E. Peters, Viswanath Srikanth, Andrea Jean Watkins Moryadas
  • Patent number: 10685184
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a request to identify public sentiments for one or more entities from a second computing device, where each of the attribute n-grams represents an attribute among a plurality of pre-determined attributes, accessing a table of word vector relationships, looking up entity word vectors corresponding to each of the names for the one or more entities and attribute word vectors corresponding to each of the plurality of attribute n-grams using the table, calculating, for each of the entity word vectors, a similarity metric to each of the attribute word vectors, and sending a response message to the second computing device, where the response message includes calculated similarity metrics corresponding to all the pairs of an entity word vector and an attribute word vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Michael Arfa, Nikhil Girish Nawathe, Bryan Kauder, Fang Xia
  • Patent number: 10678947
    Abstract: Methods and systems for interface presentation are described. A user interface for the user may be selected among a plurality of available user interfaces in accordance with the personal characteristic information. A user access profile level for the user may be selected among a plurality of available user access profile levels in accordance with the personal characteristic information. Product information may be selected in accordance with the age data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Benjamin Hunter Stotts, Bradly Jay Billman
  • Patent number: 10665242
    Abstract: A computer implemented method of routing a verbal input to one of a plurality of handlers, comprising using one or more processors adapted to execute a code, the code is adapted for receiving a verbal input from a user, applying a plurality of verbal content identifiers to the verbal input, each of the verbal content identifiers is adapted to evaluate an association of the verbal input with a respective one of a plurality of handlers by computing a match confidence value for one or more features, such as an intent expressed by the user and/or an entity indicated by the user, extracted from the verbal input and routing the verbal input to a selected one of the handlers based on the matching confidence value computed by the plurality of verbal content identifiers. The selected handler is adapted to initiate one or more actions in response to the verbal input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Erez L M Bilgory, Eyal Cohen, Daniel Rose, Segev E Wasserkrug
  • Patent number: 10614111
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for automated provisioning are disclosed herein. The system can include a memory including a user profile database having n-dimension attributes of a user. The system can include a user device and a source device. The system can include a server that can: generate and store a user profile in the user profile database and generate and store a characterization vector from the user profile. The server can identify a service for provisioning, receive updates to at least some of the attributes of the first user, and trigger regeneration of the characterization vector from the received inputs. The server can: regenerate the characterization vector, determine an efficacy of the provisioned services, and automatically identify a second service for provisioning for a second user based on the efficacy of the provisioned services to the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Mammoth Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Tobias Moeller-Bertram, Christopher A. McDonald
  • Patent number: 10606894
    Abstract: Methods, computer program products, and systems are presented. The methods include, for instance: generating domain language detection models respective to a plurality of domains. A query is mapped to a domain language detection model and intent of the query is determined by use of classification labels of the domain language detection model. Based on the classification labels that may be identified as the intent of the query, alternative queries are formed to be meaningful valid and are produced to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lisa Seacat DeLuca, Stefan A. Gert van der stockt
  • Patent number: 10592920
    Abstract: A system for multichannel marketing includes a redirect link that takes the place of an ordinary link to a landing page in an advertisement or interest page. A consumer activating the link is redirected momentarily to a server maintained by a marketing services provider. A cookie on the consumer's device is used to link data about this consumer to other data about the consumer that is maintained by the marketing services provider. The consumer data is held in an area where no personally identifiable information (PII) is maintained. The system allows a marketer to better track multichannel marketing efforts and to analyze the results of multichannel marketing without comprising the privacy of consumers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: LiveRamp, Inc.
    Inventors: Vivek Palan, Paul Owen, Frank Ledo
  • Patent number: 10579645
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and/or computer system structures and displays social media feeds from a social media service. A social media feed is received. The social media feed is composed of content postings from multiple sources, where each content posting has metadata that is an attribute of one or more content postings. Multiple icons are generated and displayed on a user interface. Each of the multiple icons graphically represents one of the metadata that is an attribute of one or more content posting. An input, which is received from a user of the user interface, indicates a selection of one of the icons, thus causing the display, on the user interface, of at least one content posting that is associated with the selected icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Josef Scherpa, Jaime R. Van Wart
  • Patent number: 10546584
    Abstract: A computer implemented method of routing a verbal input to one of a plurality of handlers, comprising using one or more processors adapted to execute a code, the code is adapted for receiving a verbal input from a user, applying a plurality of verbal content identifiers to the verbal input, each of the verbal content identifiers is adapted to evaluate an association of the verbal input with a respective one of a plurality of handlers by computing a match confidence value for one or more features, such as an intent expressed by the user and/or an entity indicated by the user, extracted from the verbal input and routing the verbal input to a selected one of the handlers based on the matching confidence value computed by the plurality of verbal content identifiers. The selected handler is adapted to initiate one or more actions in response to the verbal input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Erez L M Bilgory, Eyal Cohen, Daniel Rose, Segev E Wasserkrug
  • Patent number: 10546013
    Abstract: A file management system facilitating a user to organize image content by using visualizations of organizational state of the collections augmented by a graphical interactive workflow leading the user through the process of organization and a method of using file system metadata to retrieve and store the data and organization of the image content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Inventor: Joshua Fagans
  • Patent number: 10534856
    Abstract: A system from updating a document to include revisions made by multiple parties that includes an indexing module for building relationships between atom repositories and source files, and a mapping module builds a relationship between multiple atom repositories produced by indexing module that are associated with a same source file family. The system also includes an atom controlling module for controlling atom adding and atom splitting in the multiple atom repository in response to update, insert and delete operations of information units in the source file. The system can also include a synchronizing engine for synchronizing updates from one version of the source file to all versions of the source file in accordance with the atom controlling module that have been made by all users when be viewed by a single user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ye Qing Chen, Zhen Hong Ding, Chang Lei, Wen Juan Nie, Yi-Hsiu Wei, Ting Wu, Zhao Yang, Chao Zheng
  • Patent number: 10521416
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method is provided, for retrieving data and metadata according to a data harvesting criteria into an indexed repository, comprising providing a user interface allowing a user to define data harvesting criteria for adjusting a subset of data and metadata on an indexed repository. Responsive to a user utilizing the user interface by defining the data harvesting criteria, the subset of data and metadata on the indexed repository is adjusted according to the data harvesting criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas P. Bishop, Kevin Chee, Jordan R. McCoy, Jozsef Szalay, Michael T. Tran
  • Patent number: 10521424
    Abstract: A system for educational learning searching includes an input interface and a processor. The input interface is configured to receive a request to search for educational information. The processor is configured to determine a first set of search results from one or more real-time sources; determine a second set of search results from one or more static sources; determine a combined set of search results based at least in part on the first set of search results and the second set of search results; and provide the combined set of search results, wherein the combined set of search results is sorted based at least in part on personalized relevance scoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Workday, Inc.
    Inventors: Johan Bosman, Stuart Bowness, Willem Brosz, Alexander Nicholls, Michael Kennedy, Anthony Theocharis, Nathan Wright
  • Patent number: 10467269
    Abstract: A search system includes a query processing device for processing a search query and a search server. The search server receives a search request with a search query and sends the search query to the query processing device via an application programming interface (API). Upon sending the search query to the query processing device, the search server determines whether an indication is received from the query processing device, the indication indicates that the search query does not trigger category-specific search results. In response to determining that the indication has not been received: the search server waits to receive the category-specific search results that correspond with the search query. The search server aggregates the category-specific search results with the general purpose search results, and transmits the aggregated search results. In response to determining that that indication has been received, the search server generates and transmits the general purpose search results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eric J. Glover, Christopher Hoffman
  • Patent number: 10447743
    Abstract: A method of providing a content sharing service, the method includes receiving, from a first user, a content registration request including first content; generating identification (ID) information of the first content; storing the first content and ID information in a content storage unit; generating an index update command for updating an index of each of other users having a first relationship with the first user by using the ID information of the first content; adding the ID information of the first content to the indices of each of the other users, based on the index update command, wherein each of the indices of the other users is stored in an index storage unit; reading content stored in the content storage unit based on ID information of content included in an index of the second user; and providing a news feed including the first content to the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: LINE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ick Hyun Shin, Su Min Jo
  • Patent number: 10430421
    Abstract: When a user sees a content item presented by a social networking system, the user may select an option to save the content item. When a user saves a content item, views saved content items, or otherwise indicates a present interest in a particular saved content item, the system recommends one or more additional items for the users to consume or save based on the seed saved content item. To find the additional content items, the system identifies other users who also saved the seed item and then finds other content items that these other users also saved at a rate that is disproportionately higher than the global save rates for the content items (which may be normalized by opportunities to save the content). Relevance for content items in other contexts may also be determined based on content items that have been saved by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: John Graham Keggi, Daniel Joseph Giambalvo, Mao Xue
  • Patent number: 10394863
    Abstract: In some NLP systems, queries are compared to different data sources stored in a corpus to provide an answer to the query. However, the best data sources for answering the query may not currently be contained within the corpus or the data sources in the corpus may contain stale data that provides an inaccurate answer. When receiving a query, the NLP system may evaluate the query to identify a data source that is likely to contain an answer to the query. If the data source is not currently contained within the corpus, the NLP system may ingest the data source. If the data source is already within the corpus, however, the NLP may determine a time-sensitivity value associated with at least some portion of the query. This value may then be used to determine whether the data source should be re-ingested—e.g., the information contained in the corpus is stale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Adam T. Clark, Joel C. Dubbels, Jeffrey K. Huebert, John E. Petri