Post Processing Of Search Results Patents (Class 707/722)
  • Patent number: 10846943
    Abstract: Optimizing viewing assets, such as three-dimensional (3D) virtual objects for mixed reality (MR), virtual reality (VR), or augmented reality (AR) environment visualization may involve obtaining a viewing asset, generating a decimation request for the obtained viewing asset, responsive to generating the decimation request, receiving a set of decimation files, based at least on the set of decimation files, generating a plurality of selectable options, receiving a user selection of an option, and outputting the selected option as a converted viewing asset. Disclosed examples may also include specifying a maximum file size, a minimum polygon count, a maximum polygon count, and a minimum number of renderable viewing assets on a target display platform. Disclosed examples may operate automatically, and may permit tailoring of a decimation recipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ana Sofia Gonzalez Aguirre, Michal Hlavac, Ryan J. D'Aurelio, Michael T. Hochkeppel, Charles Lapp, Arthur Ramazanov, Pedro Ramirez
  • Patent number: 10846341
    Abstract: The invention relates to computer-implemented systems and methods for analyzing and standardizing various types of input data such as structured data, semi-structured data, unstructured data, and images and voice. Embodiments of the systems and the methods further provide for generating responses to specific questions based on the standardized input data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: KPMG LLP
    Inventors: Timothy J. Cerino, Justin Mathew Edwards, James Johnson Gardner, John Hyung Lee, Gabriel C. Stoenescu
  • Patent number: 10846350
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can train a machine learning model to determine predictive search recommendation based on search prediction information. Search prediction information associated with a user is provided to the machine learning model. A predictive search recommendation is presented to the user based on the machine learning model and the search prediction information. A search is performed based on the predictive search recommendation for one or more search results associated with entity pages on a social networking system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Komal Kapoor, Apaorn Tanglertsampan, Bradley Ray Green, Meiying Li, James Donovan, Hannah Marie Hemmaplardh
  • Patent number: 10839793
    Abstract: Determining a language for speech recognition of a spoken utterance received via an automated assistant interface for interacting with an automated assistant. Implementations can enable multilingual interaction with the automated assistant, without necessitating a user explicitly designate a language to be utilized for each interaction. Implementations determine a user profile that corresponds to audio data that captures a spoken utterance, and utilize language(s), and optionally corresponding probabilities, assigned to the user profile in determining a language for speech recognition of the spoken utterance. Some implementations select only a subset of languages, assigned to the user profile, to utilize in speech recognition of a given spoken utterance of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Pu-Sen Chao, Diego Melendo Casado, Ignacio Lopez Moreno
  • Patent number: 10841392
    Abstract: A global architecture (GLP), as disclosed herein, is based on the thin server architectural pattern; it delivers all its services in the form of web services and there are no user interface components executed on the GLP. Each web service exposed by the GLP is stateless, which allows the GLP to be highly scalable. The GLP is further decomposed into components. Each component is a microservice, making the overall architecture fully decoupled. Each microservice has fail-over nodes and can scale up on demand. This means the GLP has no single point of failure, making the platform both highly scalable and available. The GLP architecture provides the capability to build and deploy a microservice instance for each course-recipient-user combination. Because each student interacts with their own microservice, this makes the GLP scale up to the limit of cloud resources available—i.e. near infinity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: PEARSON MANAGEMENT SERVICES LIMITED
    Inventors: James Walsh, Suhail Khaki
  • Patent number: 10831267
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method may include (i) determining, using an eye-tracking system, an orientation of at least one eye of a user, (ii) identifying, based at least in part on the orientation of the user's eye, a point of interest within a field of view of the user, (iii) determining that the point of interest is a candidate for tagging, and (iv) performing, in response to determining that the point of interest is the candidate for tagging, a tagging action that facilitates tagging of the point of interest. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Andre Golard, Bo Asp Andersen, Immo Andreas Schuetz, Karol Constantine Hatzilias, Kelly Ingham, Martin Henrik Tall, Neeraj Choubey, Sharvil Shailesh Talati, Robert Dale Cavin, Thomas Scott Murdison
  • Patent number: 10831809
    Abstract: Large amounts of data from user interactions with web resources is available as data logs. Analysis may be performed to process the data log in order to determine the characteristics of the user interactions. Data log analysis may include identifying page states, which may be sets of frequent attributes and values that occur together in a session. The data log analysis may also include generating semantic labels of page states, which may describe the function of pages corresponding to different page states. Text mining models may be used to determine the semantic labels. Analysis may also include aggregating sets of page paths to create page journeys. These page journeys may be aggregated over all users, all user sessions, or other subsets of the clickstream. In some embodiments, comparing page journeys may provide recommendations for potential methods to improve the site and enhance user experiences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: CA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Cui Lin, Erhan Giral, Corey Cohen
  • Patent number: 10824627
    Abstract: A method and server for determining rank positions of non-native items by a ranking system is provided. Native items are rankable by the ranking system and non-native items are non-rankable thereby. The method comprises acquiring user interactions associated with items. Each item is associated with a visual position on a SERP such that the native items and the non-native item are arranged in a visual 2-D arrangement having rows, each row has at least two horizontally-arranged items. The method comprises generating a usefulness score for each non-native item by analyzing user interactions associated with (i) the non-native item, (ii) items being horizontally-arranged after the non-native item and (iii) with items being vertically-arranged after the non-native item. The method comprises training the ranking system to predict a predicted usefulness score. The method also comprises determining an optimal ranked position for a non-native item by the ranking system during an in-use phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: YANDEX EUROPE AG
    Inventors: Roman Mikhailovich Rybalchenko, Nikolay Alekseevich Matsuk
  • Patent number: 10824661
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for mapping topics. The method includes obtaining terms, obtaining tokens from each term, and identifying a first and a second set of topics. Each of the topics represents one or more of the terms. The method further includes identifying first and second topic names for the first and the second sets of topics. For each topic, the tokens associated with the terms assigned to the topic are analyzed for relevance, and a token with a high relevance is selected as the topic name. The method also includes selecting one of the first and one of the second sets of topics to obtain first and second selected topics, determining, based on the one or more terms, a similarity value between each of the first and the second selected topics, and establishing a mapping between similar first and second selected topics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventors: Bei Huang, Nhung Ho
  • Patent number: 10825117
    Abstract: A travel system generates and provides content recommendations to a user of the travel system. The travel system identifies content categories that are likely to be of interest to the user of the travel system based on context characteristics of the user such as whether the user is a traveler or a local at a particular geographic location. Additionally, the travel system further identifies content objects (e.g., attractions, activities, events, restaurants, businesses, and the like) for each identified content category that are likely to be of interest to the user based on characteristics of each content object. The identified content categories and content objects are provided as content recommendations for display to a user of the travel system, enabling a user to quickly navigate between content categories and content objects within each content category.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: SKYSCANNER LIMITED
    Inventors: Ori Zaltzman, Travis Katz
  • Patent number: 10817961
    Abstract: Systems and method are provided for tracking online communities. One method includes at a first time, sorting the plurality of users by: determining that a group of the plurality of users belongs to a community, wherein the community has a community identification of zero; labeling each user in the group with the community identification of zero; labeling each user in the group with an algorithm identification, wherein the algorithm identification is associated with the community; determining that that one user of the group is a core user; and increasing the community identification counter by one; repeat the sorting until each user of the plurality of users is labeled with a community identification and an algorithm identification; and generate a community dynamics analysis based on the sorting of the plurality of users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Coupang Corp.
    Inventors: Xiao Lu, Yonghui Chen
  • Patent number: 10817538
    Abstract: A system and method of analyzing data receives a user-specified selection of a data source, a user-specified selection of a type of data representation, and a user-specified description of a view to be constructed in accordance with the user-specified selection of the type of data representation. An application program interface (API) function generates a multidimensional query based on the user-specified type of data representation and the user-specified description of the view to be constructed, and submits the multidimensional query to the an On-line Analytical Processing (OLAP) server. The application program interface (API) function receives a multidimensional response from the OLAP server containing results acquired by the multidimensional query of the data source, and generates the view based on the results contained in the multidimensional response and in accordance with the user-specified selection of the type of data representation and the user-specified description of the view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: AWARE, INC.
    Inventors: James Giulio Cialdea, Jr., Boshu Liu
  • Patent number: 10817550
    Abstract: The systems, devices, and techniques described herein are directed to tracking keyword performance associated with search engine optimization. For example, the systems, devices, and techniques described herein can include determining a list of keywords relevant to a website and determining a ranking of the website in search results responsive to individual keywords of the list of keywords. A selection rate associated with search rankings can be determined, as well as a query volume of keywords over time. A keyword ranking index (KRI) can be determined based on the list of keywords, rankings of keywords, selection rates associated with rankings, and expected query volumes. In some instances, the KRI may represent a weighted sum of expected query volume divided by a maximum expected volume associated with the keyword list. Thus, the KRI provides an improved determination of keyword performance with respect to search engines and keyword rankings associated with a website.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter M. Francis, Peter Nicholas Morrelli
  • Patent number: 10817584
    Abstract: A system and method for sharing communication platform data includes displaying on a screen of a mobile device data fields a QR code and visual indicia corresponding to contact information corresponding to a user of the mobile device. The user selects which contact information is to be shared by selecting or unselecting the corresponding visual indicia and the QR code updates in real-time to include the contact information corresponding to the selected visual indicia. The contact information is stored as a URI-encoded serialized data object in a parameter portion of the URI of the QR code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Glu, Inc.
    Inventors: Vivek Singh, Jacob Shampine, Marshall Winters
  • Patent number: 10809067
    Abstract: An initial geometry including one dimensional representation of a path is accessed. The initial geometry may be based on traffic data. An envelope size is identified based on the path. The envelope size may be derived from a width, functional classification, or lane quantity associated with the path. A processor calculates a supplemental geometry based on the envelope size for the path and generates a two dimensional representation of the path based on the initial geometry, the supplemental geometry, and the envelope size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Pedro Alvarez Tabio Togores, Sunil Kumar Chintakindi, Andrew Calkins, Joy Hoeffler
  • Patent number: 10812352
    Abstract: A method for producing a list of network domains comprising: producing a graph comprising a plurality of nodes, each associated with one of a plurality of domain names extracted from data captured from a digital communication network, and a plurality of edges, each associated with one or more syntactic correlations, identified in the data, between two of the plurality of domain names, where the one or more syntactic correlations indicate a possible network structure relationship between the two of the plurality of domain names; producing a list of associated domain names according to a plurality of statistical values each assigned to one of the plurality of edges or one of the plurality of nodes according to an amount of respective one or more syntactic correlations; and providing the list of associated domain names to at least one software object to perform a domain-oriented task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Avishay Bartik, Alon Freund, Aviv Ron
  • Patent number: 10810438
    Abstract: A setting apparatus that configures a setting for detecting that an object existing at different positions in images corresponding to different times has passed through a detection line or a detection area composites, on an image, an indication indicating a trajectory of an object in an image, and outputs the image on which the indication is composited, as a setting window for setting the detection line or the detection area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Keiji Adachi
  • Patent number: 10802896
    Abstract: A system includes reception, at a first computing node in a cluster of computing nodes, of a request to subscribe to a first message queue of a messaging middleware software component, determination, at the first computing node, of a preferred number of computing nodes of the cluster of computing nodes to listen to the first message queue, determination, at the first computing node and based on data stored in a shared database accessible to each computing node of the cluster, a current number of computing nodes of the cluster which are listening to the first message queue, and, based on a difference between the preferred number and the current number, sending one or more requests to the messaging middleware software component to associate one or more of the computing nodes of the cluster with the first message queue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Negar Koochakzadeh, Alexei Potiagalov
  • Patent number: 10802678
    Abstract: A server is configured to receive, from a first user device, information for a debrief-object. The server is further configured to generate a debrief-object from the information for a debrief-object. The server is further configured to generate a post-object containing the debrief-object. The server is further configured to associate the generated post-object with a newsfeed-object that contains a plurality of other post-objects. The server is further configured to generate an interface to render the newsfeed-object such that the generated post-object and the other post-objects are displayed in an order other than the chronological order created. The server is further configured to serve, to a second user device, the interface. The first user device is configured to transmit, to the server, the information for the debrief-object. The second user device is configured to display the newsfeed-object such that the generated post-object and the other post-objects are displayed in another order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Marketing Architects, Inc.
    Inventor: Aaron Lange
  • Patent number: 10803067
    Abstract: In one implementation, a computer-implemented method includes receiving a parameterless search request, which was provided to a mobile computing device, for information that is relevant to a user of the mobile computing device. The method also includes, in response to the received parameterless search request, identifying with a digital computer system one or more results that are determined to be relevant to the user of the mobile computing device based upon a current context of the mobile computing device. The method further includes providing the results for display to a user of the mobile computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Sumit Agarwal, Vivek Paul Gundotra, Alexander Nicolaou
  • Patent number: 10795908
    Abstract: An exemplary method receives user actions to (i) associate a first field with a first shelf and (ii) associate second and third fields with a second shelf. The second field is positioned at an outer-most position on the second shelf and the third field is positioned at an inner-most position on the second shelf. The method receives an additional user action to specify a nested sort according to data for the first and third fields. The method generates and displays a data visualization in accordance with the received actions, including: (i) partitioning retrieved data into groups of tuples, each tuple including data for the fields, and each group of tuples corresponds to a distinct value of the second field, (ii) forming panes, each pane corresponding to a respective group of tuples, and (iii) within each pane, displaying data marks, each data mark corresponding to a respective tuple.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Tableau Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Talbot, Daniel Cory, Jeannine Frazier Boone, Ian A. Coe
  • Patent number: 10798156
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for distributing content. One embodiment includes a content management server. The content management server includes a memory that stores a library of assets comprising digital media, and that further stores scores that indicate popularity of the assets in the library. The content management server also includes an interface that receives a Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP) request that is sourced by a device remote from the content management server, and a controller that identifies a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) within the HTTP request, selects a group of assets for the URL from the library, identifies an asset that has a highest score within the group, and provides the asset in response to the HTTP request. The controller alters scores for assets in the library over time as assets in the library are provided, and selects different groups of assets for the URL over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: BRANDFOLDER, INC.
    Inventors: Jim Hanifen, Logan Sears, Ajaykumar Rajasekharan, Brett Nekolny, Luke Butterfield Beatty
  • Patent number: 10795900
    Abstract: A messaging system provides recommendations of content that account holders of the messaging system might be interested in engaging with. In order to determine what to recommend, the messaging system generates a model of account holder engagement behavior organized by type of engagement. The model parameters are trained on differences between expected engagement behavior based on past data and actual engagement behavior, and include a set of common factor matrices that are trained using data from more than on engagement type. As a consequence, engagement behavior of other account holders with respect to other types of engagements different than the one sought to be recommended serves as a partial basis for determining what engagements of the sought-after type are recommended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Venumadhav Satuluri, Sebastian Schelter, Reza Bosagh Zadeh
  • Patent number: 10795954
    Abstract: Data analysis is performed through a series of commands that apply functions to an initial scope of data. In a client-server architecture, a data analyst may interact with and view a scope of data through a series of commands. Query formation may be performed at a server to generate reports of data to be presented at the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Shauli Gal, Satish Raghunath, Kartikeya Chandrayana
  • Patent number: 10789532
    Abstract: A method for training a neural network model includes generating a training dataset with a plurality of data types and word samples belonging to each data type. A plurality of character strings stored in a plurality of data fields in a first data file are received where the plurality of character strings includes at least one word belonging to at least one data type in the plurality of data types. The at least one word from each of the plurality of character strings in each of the data fields are split and matched to the at least one data type using the neural network model. An ad hoc second data file with a plurality of data vectors is constructed based on a user selection of data field labels where each data vector includes words matched to a data type with a respective data field label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Galen Rafferty, Reza Farivar, Jeremy Goodsitt, Anh Truong, Austin Walters
  • Patent number: 10789230
    Abstract: Systems and processes that group and present telemetry data for an application monitoring visualization are described. A plurality of telemetry items having telemetry data is grouped into a type having a plurality of dimensions. The telemetry data is presented in a first set of values of a first dimension of the plurality of the dimensions against a measurement as elements in a primary section of the visualization. The telemetry data is presented in a second set of values of a second dimension of the plurality of the dimensions in counts as elements in a filter section of the visualization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Arun M. Abraham, Vu T. Tran, Dimah S M Zaidalkilani, John R. Gardner, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10783321
    Abstract: A document creation support device that supports work when a new document is created on the basis of a first document that includes at least one first reported matter, includes a hardware processor that: extracts a second reported matter related to the first reported matter from a second document that differs from the first document; and presents support information on the basis of the extracted second reported matter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Kouichi Tomita
  • Patent number: 10783194
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for assisting users in performing searches. In one aspect, a query for a search session is received from a user device. A first set of search results responsive to the query is provided to the user device. Search results interaction data are received from the user device that identifies actions that are in response to the search results and taken at the user device. The search results interaction data are analyzed to determine that a remedial search operation should be performed, the remedial search operation determining a second set of search results responsive to the query and providing the second set of search results to the user device for presentation to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ashutosh Garg, Kedar Dhamdhere
  • Patent number: 10776367
    Abstract: In general, the subject matter described in this disclosure can be embodied in methods, systems, and program products for receiving a request to provide a computing device with a list of suggested queries. A system may identify that a particular term has occurred frequently in documents published within a recent time period, and in response may select a particular query to include in the list of suggested queries based on the computing system determining that the particular query includes the particular term. A computing device may be provided with data to cause the computing device to present the particular query in the list of suggested queries. An indication that user input selected the particular query from the presented list of suggested queries may be received, and one or more results to the particular query may be provided for receipt and presentation by the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Equals 3 LLC
    Inventors: Marcello Dispensa, Scott Litman, Daniel Mallin, Allen Chambers
  • Patent number: 10769006
    Abstract: A management entity receives device fingerprints representing corresponding devices connected to one or more networks. Each device fingerprint includes a multi-bit word indicating hardware, software, network configuration, and failure features for a corresponding one of the devices. The management entity processes the device fingerprints using different methods including statistical risk of failure scoring methods and machine learning risk of failure scoring methods, to produce from each of the methods a respective risk of failure for each device. The management entity combines the respective risk of failures for each device into a composite risk of failure for each device, ranks the devices based on the composite risk of failures for the devices, to produce a risk ranking of the devices, and outputs the risk ranking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Nidhi Kao, Ulf Vinneras, John W. Garrett, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10769199
    Abstract: Access to a set of media content items is acquirable. Identified processors can perform, in parallel, object detection for the set. In some cases, information about a current system state, a user, and/or object popularity metrics is acquirable for selecting a subset of object models. Object recognition is performable, based on the subset, for the set of media content items. In some instances, a camera view can be provided. Object recognition is performable for representations of the view. An object depicted in the representations is identifiable. An interface portion is presentable to provide a label for the object. In some cases, object recognition is performable for the set of media content items to identify an object depicted in a content item. A label is associable with the content item. A search through the set of media content items can identify, based on the label, a subset that depicts the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: William M. Ruben, Zachary W. Gomez
  • Patent number: 10769187
    Abstract: A facility to crowdsource training of virtual assistants and other textual natural language understanding systems is described. The facility first specifies a set of possible user intents (e.g., a kind of question asked by users). As part of specifying an intent, entities, that represent salient items of information associated with the intent are identified. Then, for each of the intents, the facility directs users of a crowdsourcing platform to input a number of different textual queries they might use to express this intent. Then, additional crowdsourcing platform users are asked to perform semantic annotation of the cleaned queries, for each selecting its intent and entities from predefined lists. Next, still other crowdsourcing platform users are asked whether the selection of intents and entities during semantic annotation was correct for each query. Once validated, the annotated queries are used to train the assistant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: DefinedCrowd Corporation
    Inventors: Daniela Braga, Joao Freitas, Daan Baldewijns
  • Patent number: 10769182
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of a device that links a term in an application running on a device to a predictive search query is described. In one embodiment, the device receives a plurality of key terms from a key terms server, wherein each of the plurality of key terms is associated with the predictive search query. For each of the plurality of application terms, the device determines if there is a matching key term for this application term with at least one of the plurality of key terms. The device further receives an indication that a user has selected the matching key term. In addition, the device requests a query search to a search server using the predictive search query associated with the matching key term. Furthermore, the device receives a query search result from the query search server and presents the query search results to the user of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Guillaume Borios, David Chi-Wei Yung, Suma Desu, Vipul Ved Prakash
  • Patent number: 10762134
    Abstract: This disclosure describes systems and methods that facilitate the generation of recommendations by traversing a graph. Walks that traverse the graph may be initiated from a plurality of different nodes in the node graph. In order to give greater or lesser weight to particular nodes, the walks may have different lengths depending on the nodes from which they are initiated, or an unequal amount of walks may be distributed between nodes from which walks are initiated. A plurality of walks through a node graph may be tracked, and visit counts or scores for nodes in the node graph may be determined. For example, scores may be increased for nodes that are visited by a walk initiated from a first node and a second walk initiated from a second node, or scores may be decreased for nodes that are not visited by a first walk initiated from a first node and a second walk initiated from a second node. Content corresponding to nodes may be recommended based on the scores or visit counts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Pinterest, Inc.
    Inventors: Chantat Eksombatchai, Jurij Leskovec, Rahul Sharma, Charles Walsh Sugnet, Mark Bormann Ulrich
  • Patent number: 10747759
    Abstract: A system and a method for conducting a textual data search includes receiving a search query associated with a search topic; analyzing the search query to determine at least one attribute of the search topic; processing the at least one attribute and a plurality of articles in a database; and identifying one or more results being relevant to the search topic in the plurality of articles in the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: City University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: Ruiyun Xu, Hailiang Chen, J. Leon Zhao
  • Patent number: 10747793
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media for expanding search queries. A search system determines a set of candidate alternate search terms based on historical search logs that include records of previously submitted search terms, corresponding search results that were presented to users, and corresponding search results that were selected by the users. The set of candidate alternate search terms is selected from titles of the corresponding search results that were selected by the users. The search system ranks the set of candidate alternate search terms based on determined probabilities that each of the alternate candidate search terms will be selected if presented to a user, and selects a first candidate alternate search term from the set of candidate alternate search terms based on the ranking. The search system generates an expanded search term based on the first candidate alternate search term.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Saurabh Kataria, Lin Guo, Ada Cheuk Ying Yu, Dhruv Arya
  • Patent number: 10747816
    Abstract: An asset monitoring and reporting system (AMRS) implements an interface to establish an asset hierarchy to be monitored and reported against. The interface employs a search query of extant asset data from which definitional aspects of the asset hierarchy can be identified, and therefrom the interface automatically determines control information reflective of the asset hierarchy to direct the ongoing operation of the AMRS. The asset or component hierarchy may further inform operations related to the generation and display of a user interface presenting widgets that graphically depict information about one or more such components during AMRS operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: Erick Anthony Dean, Brian Matthew Gilmore
  • Patent number: 10747676
    Abstract: Systems, methods and/or devices are used to perform memory-efficient mapping of block/object addresses. In one aspect, a method of managing a storage system having one or more storage devices includes a tiered data structure in which each node has a logical ID and entries in the nodes reference other nodes in the tiered data structure using the logical IDs. As a result, when a child node is updated and stored to a new location, but retains its logical ID, its parent node does not need to be updated, because the logical ID in the entry referencing the child node remains unchanged. Further, the storage system uses a secondary mapping table to translate the logical IDs to the corresponding physical locations of the corresponding nodes. Additionally, the secondary mapping table is cached in volatile memory, and as a result, the physical location of a required node is determined without accessing non-volatile memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: SanDisk Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Brian W. O'Krafka, Frederic H. Tudor, Niranjan Patre Neelakanta, Manavalan Krishnan, Johann George, Evgeniy Firsov
  • Patent number: 10742401
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: receiving, from a data owner, an input string of plaintext data comprising a plurality of characters for storage in a database of a third-party storage provider; arranging the plurality of characters of the input string as a half pyramid, wherein the half pyramid comprises a plurality of rows, each row comprising at least one more character than a preceding row; encrypting, using a secure encryption scheme and based upon a key, each row of the half pyramid independently from each other row of the half pyramid; and storing, in the database of the third-party storage provider, the encrypted rows of the half pyramid. Other aspects are claimed and described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akshar Kaul, Manish Kesarwani, Sameep Mehta, Prasad G. Naldurg, Gagandeep Singh
  • Patent number: 10740418
    Abstract: A method, system and a computer program product are provided for obscuring web searches by performing cognitive analysis on the one or more user search inquiries to identify a user search behavior profile and user characterization information for the first user and generating or retrieving one or more simulated user search behavior profiles for one or more simulated users, and then generating one or more obfuscating search inquiries consistent with the one or more simulated user search behavior profiles for issuance with the user search inquiries to impair the search engine from accurately determining the user characterization information for the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James E. Bostick, Jia Chen, Wing L. Leung, Craig M. Trim
  • Patent number: 10726071
    Abstract: Methods, systems, apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage medium, for predicting an outcome in response to a detected event. In one aspect, the method includes actions of maintaining a database of data records with a knowledge graph, receiving a stream of real-time data that includes data records, and from time-to-time as the real-time data is received: identifying a set of one or more attributes associated with a real-time event represented by one of the data records received, identifying a data record in the knowledge graph representing an event-outcome pair, determining that an event of the event-outcome pair has historically been associated with triggering an outcome of the event-outcome pair, and, executing a set of rules defining logic associated with the event-outcome pair specifying that the outcome will occur at a time that is subsequent to a time in which the one of the data records is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Kensho Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Leonid Taycher, Samantha Whitmore, Predrag Gruevski, Colin Carroll, Carolyn Ranti, Benjamin Cohen, Eugene Yurtsev, Matthew Taylor, Adam Broun
  • Patent number: 10726057
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a method and a device for clarifying questions based on deep question and answer. The method includes: receiving a query sentence; recalling corresponding answer titles and/or history query sentences according to the query sentence; analyzing the answer titles and/or the history query sentences to obtain corresponding dependency trees; clustering the answer titles and/or the history query sentences according to the dependency trees, to generate at least one cluster of questions; generalizing the at least one cluster of questions to generate candidate and clarified questions; and displaying the candidate and clarified questions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: BEIJING BAIDU NETCOM SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yanfeng Chen
  • Patent number: 10719525
    Abstract: An event limited field picker for a search user interface is described. In one or more implementations, a service may operate to collect and store data as events each of which includes a portion of the data correlated with a point in time. Clients may use a search user interface perform searches by input of search criteria. Responsive to receiving search criteria, the service may operate to apply a late binding schema to extract events that match the search criteria and provide search results for display via the search user interface. The search user interface exposes an event limited field picker operable to make selections of fields with respect to individual events in a view of the search results. In response to receiving an indication of a fields selected via the picker, visibility of selected fields may be updated to control which field and values are included in different views.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SPLUNK, INC.
    Inventors: Divanny I. Lamas, Marc Vincent Robichaud, Carl Sterling Yestrau
  • Patent number: 10713376
    Abstract: The technology disclosed relates to assigning field level security to fields extracted from primary sources on a batch basis and compiled into analytical, read-only databases, for ultra-fast, ad-hoc data exploration and faceted navigation on integrated, heterogeneous data sets. The method includes assigning field level security to the extracted fields by combining user selectable inheritance of field level security from source fields that yield the extracted fields, with pinning of inheritance of field level security for the extracted fields to reference fields in the database sources wherein the reference fields are distinct from the extracted fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Jan Michael Timmerman, Donovan Schneider, Alex Gitelman
  • Patent number: 10706053
    Abstract: Some embodiments locally cache search results received from a server in an object-agnostic data structure for the local execution of subsequent queries by a client application. The object-agnostic data structure stores objects returned, from a server, in a set of query results corresponding to one or more initial queries. The locally cached objects correspond to a partial set of the objects stored at a server. The object-agnostic data structure allows for the local execution of a subsequent query on the partial set of objects to generate a partial result set corresponding to the subsequent query. The partial result set for the subsequent query may be desired when the server is inaccessible or query executions on the server take longer than a threshold amount of time. The client application may update the partial result set with the complete result set received from the server upon availability of the complete result set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Kaarthik Balasubrahmanian, Donald Creig Humes, Hamid Bahadori, Sridhar Tadepalli
  • Patent number: 10699315
    Abstract: The preset invention relates to a method for an electronic device to display shopping information, which includes: displaying a shopping information search menu to be fixed in a notification list; running a camera function and displaying a camera preview image upon receiving a user request for a camera search in the shopping information search menu; extracting a search image from the preview image to transmit a query; and displaying shopping information matched to the image by switching a screen or displaying a link to the shopping information to be superposed on the preview image upon receiving the shopping information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: ODD CONCEPTS INC.
    Inventors: Jung Tae Kim, Jae Yun Yeo
  • Patent number: 10701175
    Abstract: A method for generating recommendations involves selecting a first platform message, making a first determination that the first platform message is potentially associated with a plurality of topics including a first topic and a second topic, obtaining additional information associated with the first platform message including at least one of information about an account that authored the first platform message and information about third party accounts engaging with the first platform message, making a second determining that the first platform message is associated with the first topic using the plurality of topics and at least a portion of the additional information, wherein the first topic is an initial classification of the first platform message, generating a recommendation for at least one account based on the second determination, and providing the recommendation to at least one account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventor: Alek Kolcz
  • Patent number: 10701513
    Abstract: An information providing device includes a receiving unit configured to receive identification information of a first user and a character string from a terminal, an extracting unit configured to extract place information associated with the character string from action histories of a plurality of persons, a first identification unit configured to identify a second user that the first user follows by consulting information that represents a relationship between users on social media, an adjusting unit configured to, of the extracted place information, raise a priority of the place information contained in the action history of the second user as compared to the other place information; and a sending unit configured to send the extracted place information and the priority of the place information to the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryota Okubi, Keiko Suzuki, Ryotarou Fujiwara, Takeshi Fujiki, Makoto Honda, Chikage Kubo
  • Patent number: 10691999
    Abstract: Examples of the present disclosure provide systems and methods relating to a machine comprehension test with a learning-based approach, harnessing neural networks arranged in a parallel hierarchy. This parallel hierarchy enables the model to compare the passage, question, and answer from a variety of perspectives, as opposed to using a manually designed set of features. Perspectives may range from the word level to sentence fragments to sequences of sentences, and networks operate on word-embedding representations of text. A training methodology for small data is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Maluuba Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Trischler, Zheng Ye, Xingdi Yuan, Philip Bachman
  • Patent number: 10691736
    Abstract: An analytics engine operates on data associated with users and opportunities. A broker system provides the opportunity data to the analytics engine, but the analytics engine does not provide user data to the broker system. The analytics engine notifies users of results of analytics operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Vittorio Castelli, Georgiana Dinu, Radu Florian, Gourab Kundu, Taesun Moon, Avirup Sil