Analyzing Or Parsing Query To Determine Topic Or Category Patents (Class 707/708)
  • Patent number: 10438282
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with invoice record and receipt record matching utilizing best match criteria are described. In one embodiment, a method includes matching a plurality of invoice records to a plurality of receipt records based on a first set of criteria. When an invoice record matches no more than one receipt record, the invoice record is marked to indicate that the invoice record is matched to the receipt record. When an invoice record matches at least two receipt records based on the first set of criteria, one of the at least two receipt records is selected as a best match receipt record based on a second set of criteria. The invoice record is marked to indicate that the invoice record is matched to the selected receipt record. The invoice records determined to have matching receipt records are transmitted for payment by a financial system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jurgen Schroeder, Gerald J. Hanson, Dmitriy Uchenik
  • Patent number: 10433028
    Abstract: There are provided an apparatus and method for tracking temporal variation of a video content context using dynamically generated metadata, wherein the method includes generating static metadata on the basis of internal data held during an initial publication of video content and tagging the generated static metadata to the video content, collecting external data related to the video content generated after the video content is published, generating dynamic metadata related to the video content on the basis of the collected external data and tagging the generated dynamic metadata to the video content, repeating regeneration and tagging of the dynamic metadata with an elapse of time, tracking a change in content of the dynamic metadata, and generating and providing a trend analysis report corresponding to a result of tracking the change in the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Won Joo Park, Jeong Woo Son, Sang Kwon Kim, Sun Joong Kim, Sang Yun Lee
  • Patent number: 10417267
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an information processing terminal includes a generator, an acquisition unit, and an output unit. The generator analyzes an electronic document to generate a metadata item including text information in an electronic document and structure information on the electronic document. The acquisition unit transmits the metadata item to an information management apparatus, causes the information management apparatus to estimate a similar metadata item similar to the metadata item and acquires an annotation information item corresponding to the similar metadata item. The output unit outputs the annotation information item in association with the electronic document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kosei Fume, Masaru Suzuki, Masahiro Morita
  • Patent number: 10372721
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to systems and methods for collecting, integrating, processing, distributing, and analyzing spatial and/or spatio-temporal information associated with a variety of data sources and/or locations. In some embodiments, systems and methods described herein allow for collection and integration of information included in one or more spatial and/or spatio-temporal data streams and/or other related information that may be utilized in connection with one or more analytical processes. In certain embodiments, the disclosed embodiments may allow a user to, among other things, interact with spatio-temporal information associated with a variety of diverse data sources, generate visualizations using such data, and/or perform desired analytical queries based on the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Intertrust Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Andre Karpistsenko, Rainer Sternfeld, Kalle Kagi, Oleg Murk, Rando Valt, Roberto Antonio Ferreira De Almeida
  • Patent number: 10331740
    Abstract: A method receives a first request from a client object at a device. The first request specifies a data source. In response to the first request, the method uploads data from the data source, stores the data as a plurality of first columns, and instantiates a first server object that provides access to the first columns. The method later receives a second request from the client object. The second request specifies a transformation of the data. In response to the second request, the method stores one or more additional columns and instantiates a second server object that provides access to the additional columns and one or more of the first columns. Each of the additional columns is constructed from the first columns according to the requested transformation, and each of the additional columns includes a plurality of data values all having the same data type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yucheng Low, Haijie Gu, Ping Wang, Evan Samanas, Sethu Raman, Carlos Guestrin
  • Patent number: 10331723
    Abstract: A method and system for processing messages. A first interest value is determined. The first interest value is associated with a first combination of one or more concepts derived from one or more word objects extracted from a message on which an action is to be performed. Each concept of the one or more concepts is associated with at least one word object. Each word object is an instance of the associated concept The first interest value is determined to be at least a specified first threshold value and in response, a concept interest dataset is updated. The concept interest dataset prior to being updated includes combinations of at least one concept. Each concept of the at least one concept has been derived from a previous processing of messages. The updated concept interest dataset includes the first combination and a cumulative interest value that encompasses the first interest value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Frederic Bauchot, Jean-Yves Clement, Isabelle Murard
  • Patent number: 10333976
    Abstract: A system to detect attackers who attempt to breach an enterprise network and attackers who have already breached the enterprise network, including an open source intelligence (OSINT) discoverer scanning the Internet to discover data related to an enterprise that is available online, an OSINT replacer generating deceptive files by replacing placeholders within template files with deceptive information, based on the data discovered by the OSINT discoverer, an OSINT distributor planting the deceptive files generated by the OSINT replacer within designated OSINT resources, and a deception management server that alerts an administrator in response to an attacker attempting to make a connection within the network using information in a deceptive file planted by the OSINT distributor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: ILLUSIVE NETWORKS LTD.
    Inventors: Hadar Yudovich, Nimrod Lavi, Sharon Bittan, Tom Kahana, Tom Sela
  • Patent number: 10326772
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method for anonymizing log entries may include (1) detecting a data pattern in a group of log entries documenting events performed by at least one process executing on at least one device, (2) identifying, in the data pattern, at least one data field in the log entries that contains variable data, (3) evaluating the data field containing variable data to determine whether the data field contains sensitive data, and (4) in response to determining whether the data field contains sensitive data, applying a data-anonymization policy to the data field to anonymize the log entries. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Spertus, William E. Sobel
  • Patent number: 10318111
    Abstract: Content that is significant to a user may be determined. An indication that a user finds content within a document significant may be received. In response to the received indication, the document may be analyzed to identify a set of topics associated with the content of the document. From the set of topics, a subset of topics responsible for the user finding the document significant may be identified. A user profile associated with the user may be updated based on the subset of topics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Harmannus Vandermolen, Charles Fish, Karen Howe, Paul Vidich, Scott J. Levine
  • Patent number: 10296897
    Abstract: Embodiments of the systems and methods described herein can detect that a user is accessing a payment webpage of a website associated with a merchant. The system can cause a window requesting authentication credentials associated with an account of the user to appear on a display of a computing device associated with the user. After the system has received and verified the authentication credentials, the system can create a merchant-specific virtual card linked to a pre-existing payment instrument associated with the account. The system can enter information associated with the merchant-specific virtual card in a payment section of the payment webpage. After receiving an authorization request for a transaction using the merchant-specific virtual card, the system can authorize the transaction based on a balance of the pre-existing payment instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED SERVICES AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION (USAA)
    Inventors: Huihui Wu, Alejandra Valles, Darrius M. Jones, Valmore M. Smith, Lonnie B. Roberts
  • Patent number: 10296522
    Abstract: Database query analysis technology, in which an input query is received that relates to multiple attribute classes of data records. An index that is descriptive of the data records in data storage is accessed and relative positions in the accessed index for the multiple attribute classes are identified. The accessed index is processed based on more than one of the multiple attribute classes and the identified relative positions, and the processed index is used to identify groups of data records that are included in the data records in the data storage and that share common values for the multiple attribute classes in the input query. Metrics corresponding to the data records included in each of the identified groups of data records are accessed, computations are performed on the accessed metrics, and a report is generated that reflects results of the computations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: MicroStrategy Incorporated
    Inventors: Alex Ye, Benjamin Z. Li
  • Patent number: 10289624
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide for analyzing a group of online articles to identify relevant and popular online articles given a selection of topic(s) and/or term(s). An article score is generated for each online article based on the selected topic(s) and/or term(s) as a function of the relevance of the topic(s) and/or term(s) to the online article and visitor metrics for the online articles. The online articles are ranked based on the article scores, and an indication of the ranked online articles is provided for presentation to the user. In further embodiments, important terms are identified for a selection of topic(s) and/or term(s) based on the most relevant and popular online articles for the selected topics/terms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventors: Trevor Hyrum Paulsen, Jaime Vasquez
  • Patent number: 10291563
    Abstract: A request to send messages is received by a sender messaging service from a sender. The messages are for one or more recipients associated with one or more recipient messaging services. The sender messaging service can determine that at least one of the plurality of messages is indicative of message abuse. The sender messaging service can generate a warning message which includes at least one of an indication of the sender, an indication of an address of the sender, and an indication of the message abuse. The sender messaging service can send the warning message to the one or more recipient messaging services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher A. Wheeler
  • Patent number: 10290033
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method for warning users about untrustworthy application payment pages may include (1) detecting, within an Internet browser, a payment page to purchase an application, (2) determining a source of origin of the payment page, (3) querying a reputation database to determine a reputation of the source of origin of the payment page, (4) receiving a response from the reputation database indicating that the source of origin of the payment page is untrustworthy, and (5) in response to receiving the response that indicates that the source of origin of the payment page is untrustworthy, warning a user of the Internet browser that the source of origin of the payment page is untrustworthy. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventor: Shuaib Ahmad
  • Patent number: 10275519
    Abstract: A computing device comprising a processor configured to receive a natural language search query and determine a first response to the natural language search query, the first response having a first confidence level. The processor is further configured to determine a sensor class effecting an information gain on the natural language search query according to a table of training data. The processor is further configured to augment the natural language search query to form an augmented search query according to data received from at least one sensor that is a member of the sensor class and determine a second response to the augmented search query, the second response having a second confidence level. The processor is further configured to store information to the table of training data that associates the at least one sensor with a value of a change between the first confidence level and the second confidence level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John M. Cohn, Joseph N. Kozhaya, Veena S. Pureswaran
  • Patent number: 10275525
    Abstract: A method and system for mining trends around trending terms. The method includes determining a plurality of articles, from one or more websites, in relation to a first entity for a time period. The first entity is a trending term. The method also includes generating comment clusters for the plurality of articles. Each comment cluster is generated for associated article and includes plurality of user comments. The method further includes extracting one or more entities from plurality of user comments for each of the comment clusters, the one or more entities related to the first entity. Further, the method includes enabling selection of a second entity, from the one or more entities, by the user. Moreover, the method includes rendering one or more user comments corresponding to the first entity and the second entity for the time period. The system includes an electronic device, communication interface, memory, and processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Excalibur IP, LLC
    Inventors: Vidit Jain, Nikhil Rasiwasia
  • Patent number: 10263877
    Abstract: Described are systems and methods for establishing and generating collections of sets that contain object identifiers based on user provided annotations for the object identifiers. A set may include one or more object identifiers and each object identifier may include one or more user provided annotations. Annotations from all object identifiers within a set are processed to form a set profile signature representative of the set. The set profile signatures are then compared between different sets to identify similar sets. Similar sets are included in a collection. Utilizing set profile signatures for a set formed based on user provided annotations provides useful relationships between sets that might otherwise not exist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Pinterest, Inc.
    Inventor: Tze Way Eugene Ie
  • Patent number: 10255363
    Abstract: Systems and methods for refining search query results are provided. A first user input is received. A plurality of search categories for the first input are determined. The plurality of search categories are then associated with different segments of a first slider. The first slider allows a user to generate a search query for the first user input among the plurality of associated categories. The search query returns a set of search query results. A plurality of sub categories may be determined for each search category. The plurality of sub-categories are associated with different segments of a second slider. Movement of a slider button of a second slider to a first segment of the second slider may be detected. The search query results may be filtered based on the first segment of the second slider. The filtering adjusts a level of detail of the set of search query results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: TD Ameritrade IP Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Weeks
  • Patent number: 10255359
    Abstract: Metadata is stored, wherein the metadata is associated with a pre-publication draft of the item of authored content, the metadata including a draft title and a pre-publication set of one or more authors. It is determined that no result in a first set of search results received from a repository of publication information in response to a first query based on the draft title satisfies one or more match criteria to be considered a match to the pre-publication draft of the item of authored content. In response to said determination, a second query based on the draft title and the pre-publication set of one or more authors is formulated and submitted to the repository. A second set of search results is received in response to the second query, each search result being associated with an associated published item of authored content, each published item of authored content having associated therewith a title as published and a list of authors as published.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: HighWire Press, Inc.
    Inventors: John Sack, Abhinav Mittal, Sunil Mehta, John Martin
  • Patent number: 10248739
    Abstract: An management system stores information including communication state data indicating a communication state of a terminal as raw log data, and applies format processing to the raw log data to generate formatted log data before a request for obtaining communications log information of the terminal is received. When the request is received, the management system searches the formatted log data to obtain formatted log data that matches the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuuta Hamada
  • Patent number: 10242031
    Abstract: An electronic device and method for providing a virtual object are disclosed, including a processor and memory storing program instructions executable by the processor to implement the method, which includes receiving a request for a virtual object including a plurality of present conditions, searching a database for the virtual object by comparing the received plurality of present conditions to a plurality of condition sets, each set associated with at least one virtual object stored in the database; and when none of the plurality of condition sets matches all of the received plurality of present conditions, detecting a partially matching condition set matching at least one of the received plurality of present conditions and providing a partially matching virtual object corresponding to the partially matching condition set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin-He Jung, Ji-Hyun Park, Kyu-Sung Cho, Ik-Hwan Cho, Yong-Joon Jeon, Min-Kyung Hwang
  • Patent number: 10244025
    Abstract: The method, apparatus, and computer program product provided herein provide for distribution of customized content to displays in a network. A display may receive video content for display from a transceiver device. Channel configurations may be user-configured to include content from any number of sources. Channel content may be generated based on a channel configuration to incorporate identified content and the channel content may be provided to transceiver devices. Alert messages may be pushed to channels, and takeovers of transceiver devices to stream a particular channel may be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: GROUPON, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Powers, Mike Aparicio
  • Patent number: 10237390
    Abstract: An intelligent notification device is provided. The intelligent notification device is adapted to communicate with at least one electronic device. The intelligent notification device includes a detecting device and a controller. The detecting device detects a status parameter of at least one user and an enviromental parameter of the electronic device. The controller is electrically connected to the detecting device to control the electronic device to notify one of a plurality of events in an event schedule according to the event schedule and to dynamically adjust a time sequency of the events in the event schedule according to at least one of the enviromental parameter and the status parameter. An intelligent notification method is further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Min-Che Huang, Kuo-Chung Chiu, Hsiao-Kai Li, Chia-Hsin Yang, Tsung-Han Tsai, Wei-Chi Yen, Shih-Hao Ke, Shu-Hui Chou, Wei-Ting Lin, Wen-Chieh Tseng, Ting-Yu Chen, Shuan-Yi Chu
  • Patent number: 10210215
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for enhancing user queries. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving user data from a plurality of users in respective user sessions where the user data for each user includes at least one manufacturer-identified term for a product and at least one user term for the product, associating the user term for the product and the manufacturer-identified term for the product in response to receiving the user term and the manufacturer-identified term within a user session from a threshold number of users, and returning search results based on the associated manufacturer-identified term in response to receiving a search query that includes the user term.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Moshe Levin
  • Patent number: 10210272
    Abstract: Systems and methods for performing a mobile window query are provided. A method can include transmitting a mobile window query, determining which interest point falls within a query window, defining a potential safe region, refining the safe region utilizing the surrounding interest points, and returning the interest points and safe region to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: The Florida International University Board of Trustees
    Inventors: Mingjin Zhang, Naphtali Rishe, Jahkell Lazarre
  • Patent number: 10204026
    Abstract: A method is provided for automatically discovering topics in electronic posts, such as social media posts. The method includes receiving a corpus that includes a plurality of electronic posts. The method further includes identifying a plurality of candidate terms within the corpus and selecting, as a trimmed lexicon, a subset of the plurality of candidate terms using predefined criteria. The method further includes clustering at least a subset of the plurality of electronic posts according to a plurality of clusters using the lexicon to produce a plurality of statistical topic models. The method further includes storing information corresponding to the statistical topic models.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: UDA, LLC
    Inventors: Steve Weissinger, Luis Stevens, Vincent Schiavone
  • Patent number: 10192238
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, in real-time, user information associated with a user of a client computing device. One or more user features are derived from the user information associated with the user. The one or more user features include one or more user intents. The one or more user intents are matched with one or more of a plurality of advertiser intents. The user information is determined to be accepted. In response to accepting the user information, an advertisement is generated based on the matching of the one or more user intents and the one or more of the plurality of advertiser intents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Edward Chatwin, Murthy V. Nukala, Alan Coleman, Kiran Garaga Lokeswarappa, Srinidhi Ramesh Kondaji
  • Patent number: 10185987
    Abstract: In embodiments of identifying the end of an on-line cart session, an analytics application captures user click inputs on pages of a Web site, where the user click inputs include adding one or more items for purchase to an on-line cart associated with the Web site. The analytics application then utilizes a predictive model, as well as user and session features of the on-line cart session, to predict whether a previous user click input is the last user click input associated with the on-line cart session, indicating an end of the session. A notification can then be provided that the on-line cart session has ended based on the prediction of the last user click input associated with the on-line cart session. The analytics application or the marketer can then retarget a user associated with the on-line cart session, such as with a message pertaining to the on-line cart session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Harsh Jhamtani, Shriram V. S. Revankar, Moumita Sinha, Balaji Vasan Srinivasan, Anandhavelu Natarajan
  • Patent number: 10178193
    Abstract: An online system associates a user with a characteristic attribute of a geographic area in response to the user visiting the geographic area. The geographic area is identified based on visits by users of the online system, and attributes of entities associated with locations within the geographic area. A characteristic attribute is identified from the obtained attributes. A visit to the geographic area by a first user not associated with the characteristic attribute is identified. In response to identifying that the first user has visited the geographic area, the first user is associated with the characteristic profile attribute. Based at least in part on the association between the characteristic profile attribute and the first user, a content item is sent to a client device for presentation to the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Aleksey Sergeyevich Fadeev, Liang Xu
  • Patent number: 10169333
    Abstract: A regular rule learning system, including an analyzing circuit configured to analyze a corpus of sentences to find semantic relationships between sentence constituents that are responsible for specific senses of words in that sentence by describing the semantic relationships and grammatical relations that are actuated in the sentence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Octavian Popescu, Vadim Sheinin
  • Patent number: 10120859
    Abstract: This disclosure describes systems, methods, and apparatus for generating a computer response to an incoming message. Incoming messages can be analyzed to determine a sentiment, and this sentiment can be put to various uses. For instance, when a reply message is created, the sentiment can be used to make suggestions or prompt the message creator to use different language tailored to the sentiment of the original sender. In other cases, creation of the message may be precluded until existing text is modified to better suit the recipient's sentiment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: FairWords, Inc.
    Inventors: Anish Parikh, Evan M. Caron, Vadim Polosatov
  • Patent number: 10114896
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for searching resources via an application in a user interface framework that initiates a first search request via a search engine interface and receives a search result and associated resource types in response to the first search request. The method further maps the associated resource types to at least one user interface control class of a plurality of user interface control classes resulting in at least one selected class group and dynamically maps the at least one selected class group to a corresponding instance of user interface controls. The method further renders the search result and the corresponding instance into a faceted user interface, receives an input via the corresponding instance rendered into the faceted user interface, filters the search result based on the input to generate a filtered search result, and renders the filtered search result into the faceted search interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Junginger, Stefan Liesche, Andreas Nauerz, Sascha Sambale, Thomas Steinheber, Thomas Stober
  • Patent number: 10095713
    Abstract: The information device includes an imaging unit that images a subject and generates image data of the subject, a meta information generating unit that generates meta information related to the image data generated by the imaging unit, a possibility information generating unit that generates, with respect to the meta information, possibility information setting whether or not change of original information is possible by an external device when the meta information is transmitted to the external device, and an image file generating unit that generates an image file associating the image data generated by the imaging unit, the meta information generated by the meta information generating unit, and the possibility information generated by the possibility information generating unit with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshinori Matsuzawa, Sumio Kawai, Kazuhiro Sato, Osamu Nonaka
  • Patent number: 10095388
    Abstract: A system includes a processor and a memory accessible to the processor. The memory stores instructions that, when executed, cause the processor to provide a graphical user interface (GUI) including a plurality of user-selectable elements accessible by a user to select a patent strength calculator from a plurality of patent strength calculators, to edit a patent strength calculator, or to create a new patent strength calculator. The memory further stores instructions that, when executed, cause the processor to apply a selected patent strength calculator to a list of documents to determine a patent strength score for each patent of the list of documents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Innography, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyron J. Stading, Clifford Scott Herrick, John Gallner
  • Patent number: 10089381
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for implementing a classification database. An electronic data storage device may host the classification database and may be in data communication with a classification system. The classification system may be configured to receive data relating to a scheduled event having an undetermined classification. In response to receiving the data, at least one processor of the classification system may be configured to automatically query the classification database for classification rules and apply the classification rules to the scheduled event to resolve a classification for the scheduled event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: AMADEUS S.A.S.
    Inventor: Gael Fontaine
  • Patent number: 10073913
    Abstract: There is provided a method and a system for conducting a search and presenting results. The method can be executed at a server. The method comprises receiving a search query from an electronic device associated with a user; responsive to the search query, generating a search query result set, the search query result set including a vertical search result; determining a confidence level that the vertical search result is the most relevant to the search query; responsive to the confidence level being above a pre-determined threshold, causing the electronic device to display exclusively the vertical search result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Yandex Europe AG
    Inventors: Irina Viktorovna Esinovskaya, Dmitry Vladimirovich Kozlov, Mikhail Jurievich Kosarev, Mikhail Gennadievich Milnikov
  • Patent number: 10067964
    Abstract: A method to analyze popularity of user defined topics by identifying correlations between grams contained in user identified anchor documents and the grams contained in raw documents is provided. The method includes following steps: (a) a user input data that includes (i) user identified topics for user identified subject matter, (ii) user identified topical anchor documents, and (iii) a plurality of user identified raw documents internet source with respective source addresses; (b) the raw document sources is accessed using the source addresses to retrieve and store data in a database; (c) grams and gram document dictionaries together with gram values for each topical anchor document and raw document are identified and stored; and (d) the grams in each of the topical anchor documents against the grams in all the raw documents are analyzed to determine a relative popularity of the topical anchor documents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventor: John L. Haller, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10061853
    Abstract: In a computerized search system, a document corpus is searched according to a query and results of the search are presentable as an ordered search result set comprising one or more search hits, a search hit being a document of the document corpus or reference thereto. Based on content of the search result set, a number of suggested queries and/or parameter options are presented to a querier, thereby allowing the querier to select a suggested query and/or provide values for the parameters and those selections can be used to reorder the hits of the search result set. The particular suggested queries and/or parameters presented depend on the page elements of the search result set's documents and their categorization. The categorization might be done using concept networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventors: Jignashu Parikh, J. P. Harish, Shyam Kapur
  • Patent number: 10061939
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, a number of buckets is determined for an empirical histogram of confidential data values submitted to a computer system. The empirical histogram for the confidential data values is computed. Posterior distribution endpoints corresponding to the computed empirical histogram endpoints of the empirical histogram are computed. Then an interval between the posterior distribution endpoints is divided into the determined number of buckets, producing a smoothed histogram based on the posterior distribution. A weight factor is determined based on a ratio between a number of valid entries in a cohort of the confidential data values and a threshold used to determine whether smoothing needs to be performed. Linear interpolation of bucket endpoints is performed for the empirical histogram and the smoothed histogram, using the weight factor to weight the empirical histogram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart MacDonald Ambler, Krishnaram Kenthapadi
  • Patent number: 9978081
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of processing a call are disclosed. One example method may include receiving a request at a server for dealer information. The request may be initiated by a user via his or her mobile station. The example method may also include determining whether there is user preference information and user location information included in the request. The information may be used to limit the amount of search results to increase relevancy. The method may also include searching a database for at least one dealer based on the user preference information and the user location information, and transferring the at least one dealer information to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: West Corporation
    Inventors: Pamela J. Jacobs, Joel G. Mason, Andrew Lawrence Groothuis
  • Patent number: 9946794
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, at a computing device, a search query from a general purpose search system or a user device in communication with the general purpose search system and assessing, at the computing device, a special purpose search intent of the search query. The method also includes sending a recommendation from the computing device to at least one of the general purpose search system or the user device, the recommendation indicating whether to send the search query to a special purpose search system to obtain special purpose search results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eric J. Glover, Christopher Hoffman
  • Patent number: 9912669
    Abstract: An electronic communication system, such as a question-and-answer service, is provided in which a user submitting a question specifies one or more dialog network members to whom a notification of the question is provided. Authenticated responses by a member are published to the asker and other members. Responses may be made available to external users, with content contributors being either publicly identified or anonymous. If authorized, members of a dialog may add other individuals as members of the dialog, and imbue upon them special rights relative to the dialog.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel Morrison, Martin Sielaff, Todd Fletcher
  • Patent number: 9904728
    Abstract: A method and associated system for processing messages. An action to be subsequently performed on the message is identified. In response to the action being identified, one or more word objects are extracted from the message. A first combination of one or more concepts is derived. from the one or more word objects. Each concept of the one or more concepts is associated with at least one object of the one or more word objects. Each word object is an instance of the associated concept. A first interest value associated with the first combination is determined. In response to a determination that the first interest value is at least a specified first threshold value, a concept interest dataset that includes combinations of concepts is updated. The updated concept interest dataset includes the first combination and a cumulative interest value that encompasses the first interest value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Frederic Bauchot, Jean-Yves Clement, Isabelle Murard
  • Patent number: 9894120
    Abstract: A portion of content within a social network content post indicated as liked by a social network user is identified responsive to receiving an indication from the social network user that the social network user likes content within the social network content post. A partial-like indication is generated, in association with the social network content post, that facilitates rendering of the partial-like indication with the portion of the content within the social network content post. The content is provided with the generated partial-like indication responsive to a client browser application request to render the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Liam S. Harpur, David G. Robinson, Eric M. Woods
  • Patent number: 9866388
    Abstract: While portable electronic devices such as smartphones have become ubiquitous for billions of users their primarily uses are consuming content or generating limited low complexity data. In contrast, laptops, desktop PCs etc. allow users to enter extended and/or complex content due to ergonomic user interfaces such as keyboard and mouse. Moving data requires either a third electronic device, e.g. a USB memory drive, or remotely storing the content. Accordingly, it would be beneficial to provide users with the benefit of entering and generating content on one or more electronic systems supporting ergonomic and user compatible haptic interfaces with the ability to store this upon their PED, e.g. smartphone. It would be further beneficial to provide the user also with a means to enter information into applications upon their PED through such external interfaces rather than the haptic interface of their PED, e.g. typically a small touchscreen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: BluInk Ltd.
    Inventors: Laurence Hamid, Stephen Borza
  • Patent number: 9860337
    Abstract: Features are disclosed for enabling users to discover content with different opinions or sentiments regarding particular topics. In some embodiments, users may request content expressing an opinion regarding a topic that is contrary or otherwise different than the opinion expressed in a currently viewed or selected content item. A service or system can identify content items related to the same topic, analyze sentiments expressed regarding the topic, and provide the user with a listing or other data regarding content with differing opinions. In some embodiments, the service or system may proactively search for and classify content as expressing particular opinions about particular topics in the absence of a request from a user. In some embodiments, the service or system may proactively provide users with data regarding the availability of content items with contrary opinions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Michael Brown, Steven Michael Reddie
  • Patent number: 9838348
    Abstract: A search query for searching electronic messages, such as email, may be used to search for different types of items, such as and without limitation electronic messages, contacts, photos, documents, such as and without limitation papers, presentations, etc., business entities, personal information extracted from messages, such as and without limitation purchase orders, shipments, reservations, travel itineraries, etc. Several sources of data, which may be indexed for searching, such as and without limitation a personal mail search index, contacts, or business entity, index, attachments index, extracted data index, etc. may be searched using the search query. A number of top search result items, which may include different types of items, may be presented apart from other search result items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: YAHOO HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Yoelle Maarek, Liane Lewin-Eytan, Ariel Raviv, David Carmel, Guy Halawi, Zohar Karnin, Peter Monaco
  • Patent number: 9826026
    Abstract: One or more exemplary embodiments provide a content transmission method and system, a device and a computer-readable recording medium thereof, configured to map user cloud account information with content. The content transmission method includes determining attribute information regarding content or uploading of the content; mapping user cloud account information, which corresponds to the determined attribute information, with the content; and transmitting the content to a cloud which is determined based on the mapped user cloud account information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: In-young Shin, Won-jong Choi
  • Patent number: 9792280
    Abstract: Mechanisms are provided for performing context based synonym filtering for natural language processing. Content is parsed into one or more conceptual units, wherein each conceptual unit comprises a portion of text of the content that is associated with a single concept. For each conceptual unit, a term in the conceptual unit is identified that has a synonym to be utilized during natural language processing of the content. A first measure of relatedness of the term to at least one other term in the conceptual unit is determined. A second measure of relatedness of the synonym of the term to the at least one other term in the conceptual unit is determined. A determination whether or not to utilize the synonym when performing natural language processing on the conceptual unit is made based on the first and second measures of relatedness and natural language processing on the content is performed accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kay Mueller, Christopher M. Nolan, William G. Visotski, David E. Wilson
  • Patent number: 9785628
    Abstract: An input method editor (IME) is associated with a local user. Memory stores local data and a processor, coupled to the memory, is configured to receive input from a local, first user, obtain shared data associated with at least a remote, second user from a remote server and generate prediction candidates and conversion candidates based on the input provided by the local, first user and correlation of the input and the obtained shared data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Dong Li, Xi Chen, Yoshiharu Sato, Keita Ooi