Ranking, Scoring, And Weighting Records Patents (Class 707/748)
  • Patent number: 10855785
    Abstract: In implementations of a participant engagement detection and control system for online sessions, a computing device implements a participant engagement system to monitor user actions of participants during an online session, and track engagement levels of the participants by mapping the user actions and content of the online session to a timeline of the online session. Engagement scores for the participants are determined based on the mapping of the user actions and the content at each time interval of the timeline. Low-engagement participants having a probability of dropping out of the online session are determined based on the engagement scores. Engaging content is selected as determined to increase an engagement level of the low-engagement participants, and the engaging content is communicated to the low-engagement participants. Furthermore, the engaging content and identifiers of the low-engagement participants can be communicated to a presenter of the online session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Ajay Jain, Sanjeev Tagra, Sachin Soni
  • Patent number: 10853429
    Abstract: A method of identifying domain-specific accounts is provided. A method may include identifying a plurality of candidate accounts based on a plurality of seed accounts. The method may further include identifying a subset of candidate accounts of the plurality of candidate accounts based on one more account statistics. Further, the method may include clustering each candidate account of the subset of candidate accounts into either a non-domain-specific cluster or a domain-specific cluster based on a plurality of account statistics. The method may also include updating, at least one of the plurality of candidate accounts and the plurality of seed accounts based on at least one of the non-domain-specific cluster and the domain-specific cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Jun Wang, Kanji Uchino
  • Patent number: 10846181
    Abstract: A system includes reception, at a target database system, of a request to recover a backup created by a source database system into the target database system, where the request comprises a system identifier of the source database system, determination of a backup tool configuration file associated with the source database system based on the system identifier of the source database system, request of a recovery of the backup into the target database system using the backup tool configuration file, copying of a backup catalog of the source database system into a storage location associated with the target database system, and appending of a system change marker to the copied backup catalog, wherein the system change marker comprises the system identifier of the source database system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Andre Schefe, Bernd Vorsprach, Henrik Hempelmann, Martin E. Brunzema, Robin Wissbrock, Torsten Strahl
  • Patent number: 10846353
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to dynamically selecting a radius threshold for a device. The system identifies, based on sensor data detected by a sensor of the device, a location of the device. The system generates a feature representation for each of a plurality of features based on a query input into the device, the location of the device, and a plurality of entity locations corresponding to the query. The system accesses a data structure storing optimum radii correlated with a presence of the plurality of features and a corresponding performance metric based on network activity. The system determines the radius threshold based on the optimum radii and the plurality of features. The system identifies an eligible entity location having a distance from the device that is within the radius threshold. The system selects, for display on the device, a content item for the eligible entity location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Shravan Rayanchu
  • Patent number: 10848927
    Abstract: Formation of connected interest groups in communication threads is described. According to the computer-implemented method, a number of communications within a communication thread that reflect a similar sentiment related to a topic are detected. A level of connectedness of authors of a set of the number of communications is determined and a connected interest group is formed. The connected interest group includes authors with a level of connectedness greater than a predetermined threshold. An indication of the connected interest group is then provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jonathan F. Brunn, Laura J. Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 10838932
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the present invention, a computer-implemented method of cleansing data is provided that comprises determining a criticality score and a complexity score for identified attributes of an enterprise, wherein the criticality score represents a relevance of an attribute to one or more enterprise dimensions and the complexity score represents complexity of cleansing data for an attribute. The identified attributes for data cleansing based on the criticality and complexity scores are prioritized, and data of the identified attributes is cleansed in accordance with priority of the identified attributes. Embodiments further include a system, apparatus and computer readable media to cleanse data in substantially the same manner as described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Carl M. Marrelli, Ram S. Narayanan, Martin Oberhofer, Solmaz Rashidi
  • Patent number: 10841257
    Abstract: In general, techniques are described to determine engagement scores representative of a level of engagement in a digital domain for a particular sub-category within the common category of entities on a social media platform. In accordance with these techniques, a computing system is configured to receive, from one or more client devices, messages composed by one or more users of the one or more client devices. Each of the messages includes a respective identifier, and each respective identifier is associated with a common category of entities. The computing system is further configured to determine, based on the messages, an engagement score that represents a level of engagement for a particular sub-category within the common category of entities. The computing system is further configured to output, for display at a display device operatively connected to the computing system, a visual representation of the engagement score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Bragdon
  • Patent number: 10831981
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a computer system provides a document for display in a non-browser application of a client device of a user associated with a social-networking system, wherein the application is associated with the social-networking system, a layout of the document corresponds to a first document template, and the document includes content items corresponding to elements, wherein each element is a container for a content item, and information corresponding to characteristics of users of the social-networking system. The computer system determines a characteristic associated with a user, wherein the characteristic is associated with a preferred layout based on a type of content item associated with each element. The computer system selects an alternate document template based on the characteristic, including a set of elements. The computer system provides the document with content items corresponding to the set of elements and configured in accordance with the alternate document template for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Paresh Jayant Rajwat, Asad K. Awan
  • Patent number: 10831832
    Abstract: A digital content distribution system associated with disseminating discrete epochs of digital content based at least on creation of a zip span polygon region is disclosed. The system receives zip code information associated with a bounded geographical region of interest and a zip spanning distance related to the bounded geographical region of interest. The system determines longitude information values and latitude information values associated with coordinate boundary values of a portion of the zip code information based on the zip spanning distance. The system further determines at least one neighboring geographical region contiguous with the geographical region of interest using the longitude and latitude information values. A zip span polygon region is created that includes at least a portion of an initial zip span region associated with the geographical region of interest in order to disseminate the discrete epochs of the digital content in the digital content distribution system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Neighborcom, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Evseroff, Adam Feinberg
  • Patent number: 10831928
    Abstract: Methods and systems privatize a dataset while controlling discoverability of patterns of the dataset. In an embodiment, values are assigned to discoverable patterns of a dataset. Privacy constraints are determined to privatize the dataset. Pattern constraints are determined to preserve a first set of patterns of the dataset and to conceal a second set of patterns of the dataset. A model is generated to satisfy all of the privacy constraints and a subset of the pattern constraints that do not conflict with the privacy constraints, with minimal loss of data. The dataset is modified based on the model. Discoverable patterns of the modified database are determined from the subset of privacy constraints. And a monetary value of the modified dataset is determined based on the patterns that remain discoverable in the modified dataset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Aris Gkoulalas-Divanis, Corville O. Allen
  • Patent number: 10817565
    Abstract: A media content tagging system includes a computing platform having a hardware processor, and a system memory storing a tag selector software code configured to receive media content having segments, each segment including multiple content elements each associated with metadata tags having respective pre-computed confidence scores. For each content element, the tag selector software code assigns each of the metadata tags to at least one tag group, determines a confidence score for each tag group based on the pre-computed confidence scores of its assigned metadata tags, discards tag groups having less than a minimum number of assigned metadata tags, and filters the reduced number of tag groups based on the second confidence score to identify a further reduced number of tag groups. The tag selector software code then selects at least one representative tag group for a segment from among the further reduced number of tag groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Miquel Angel Farre Guiu, Matthew Petrillo, Monica Alfaro, Pablo Beltran Sanchidrian, Marc Junyent Martin, Evan A. Binder, Anthony M. Accardo, Katharine S. Ettinger, Avner Swerdlow
  • Patent number: 10817813
    Abstract: A method of operating a resource configuration and project management system involves identifying, for a project, sandboxed task data and task parameters including project skill sets and project tools. The method configures a first selector with project skill sets to select at least one developer from a developer pool. The method configures a second selector with project tools to select at least one container including at least one set of programming functions from a container library. The method assigns at least one developer to a working task queue generated from the task parameters. The method configures the at least one container to operate as a sandboxed environment. The method authorizes the at least one developer to access the at least one container and the sandboxed task data within the sandboxed environment. The method monitors developer resources and computing resources during execution of the project by the selected at least one.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Qlytics LLC
    Inventors: Brendan Reilly, Marco Buchbinder
  • Patent number: 10817340
    Abstract: An approach to improving system availability. Availability data for individual resources may be obtained from configuration templates and stored in an Availability Graph. The graph is traversed to calculate availability statistics at a grouped component and at an overall architecture level and grouping components level. Revisions may be made to enhance overall availability levels, and the revised Availability Graph can also be exported as an implementable configuration file. As a result, this solution provides a structured way to detect and resolve availability bottlenecks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Sungard Availability Services, LP
    Inventors: Alex Ough, Abayanathan Radhakrishnan, Gregory Cox, Robert Don Peterson, Jr., Navakiran Chitturi, Susan Clark, Jerrel T. Loeppke, Joshua Crowe
  • Patent number: 10817521
    Abstract: An approach is provided for automatically predicting an event occurrence based on a question from an end user presented using a near-real-time natural language processing (NLP) analysis to generate, score and rank a plurality of event occurrences based on a plurality of question context parameters extracted from the question, one or more user profile parameters for the end user, and the one or more historical questions, answers, and events having a specified spatial and/or temporal proximity to the question which are identified by an information handling system. In the approach, performed by an information handling system, a top ranked event occurrence from the ranked plurality of event occurrences is selected for inclusion in a notification message that is communicated or broadcast to the end user, as well as other users engaged with the information handling system and/or first responders in the affected area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Swaminathan Chandrasekaran, Bharath Dandala, Lakshminarayanan Krishnamurthy, Alvin C. Richardson
  • Patent number: 10810509
    Abstract: An artificial intelligence apparatus includes an input processor configured to convert input information to patterns, an analyzer configured to analyze the input information, a recorder configured to record the information, a controller configured to perform at least one of a development of a process according to a type of a sentences and an intention, a search for information and a logic development to solve a problem, an execution of a process and activating a program, a generalization of information and a procedure, an update to a better knowledge and a logic, a search and an arrangement of information about an interesting field and an item, recording and updating of information, connective relations and relationship, and a transition control between information to a goal and an output processor configured to convert the patterns to information or control signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventor: Hiroaki Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 10799666
    Abstract: A stress alleviation system, includes: a biological sensor measuring first biological data of a customer boarding transportation; an action application apparatus provided to a transportation seat and applying an action to the customer for alleviating a stressed state of the customer sitting on the seat; a stress data saver previously saving specific stress data where a customer identifier identifying the customer and a second stress indicator calculated using second biological data measured in past boarding of the customer are associated; a stressed state assessor assessing whether the customer is in the stressed state by calculating a first stress indicator of the customer on board using the first biological data of the customer, and by comparing the first stress indicator with the second stress indicator; and an action controller transmitting a control signal causing the action to the action application apparatus when the customer is assessed as in the stressed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naomi Tomiyama, Yasuko Iketsuki, Atsushi Saso, Takamichi Matsusako, Yuichi Aoki, Motoji Ohmori, Akira Asai
  • Patent number: 10803059
    Abstract: A device can receive a search query. The search query can relate to a geographic location. The device can process the search query to parse the search query into a plurality of strings. The plurality of strings can include text. The device can determine that one or more strings, of the plurality of strings, satisfy a condition. The device can generate, using the plurality of strings, a query graph that includes a plurality of paths relating to the condition. The query graph can further include a plurality of nodes leading to and/or included in the plurality of paths, and a plurality of transitions between the plurality of nodes. The device can perform one or more actions relating to the query graph to obtain, from a data structure, one or more search results that correspond to the search query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen Alexander Fitchett
  • Patent number: 10803106
    Abstract: A system with methodology for dynamic modular ontology. In one embodiment, for example, a method comprises: receiving a command from an analyst to create a new ontology module; receiving, from the analyst, a selection of a first ontology module to import into the new ontology module; receiving, from the analyst, a selection of a second ontology module to import into the new ontology module; detecting an ambiguous data type definition conflict between a first definition of a data type in the first ontology module and a second definition of the data type in the second ontology module; generating a third definition of the data type reflecting a resolution of the ambiguous data type definition conflict; and storing, in a data container, the new ontology module comprising the third definition of the data type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Mitch Beard, Mike Glazer, Robin Lim, Joel Ossher, Youssef Moussaoui, Dathan Bennett, Javier Campanini, Agatha Yu, Mark Elliot, Steve Matuszek
  • Patent number: 10803256
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a translation management system include performing a source text collection and translation process. The source text collection and translation process includes collecting, from one or more applications, one or more source texts for translation. Source segments for translation are determined using the one or more source texts. Source text properties associated with the one or more source texts are provided to a machine learning engine. Translation performance requirement predictions associated with the plurality of source segments respectively are generated by the machine learning engine based on the source text properties. A plurality of translation requests associated with the plurality of source segments is provided by the machine learning engine based on the translation performance requirement predictions. One or more translated texts generated in response to executing the plurality of translation requests are received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventor: Diego Lagunas
  • Patent number: 10795939
    Abstract: A query method and apparatus. A specific implementation of the method comprises: acquiring a target historical query statement from a historical query statement collection; extending the target historical query statement based on a query log to generate an extended statement fragment associated with the target historical query statement; adding the extended statement fragment, as a statement fragment characteristic associated with the target historical query statement, into a statement fragment characteristic library of a preset model; and generating a query result corresponding to a query statement based on the statement fragment characteristic library of the preset model in response to receiving the query statement. According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, the extended statement fragment is added, as the statement fragment characteristic associated with the target historical query statement, into the statement fragment characteristic library of the preset model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Beijing Baidu Netcom Science and Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Liwei Chen, Xiao Zhou, Dianhai Yu, Shiqi Zhao
  • Patent number: 10790049
    Abstract: A method for managing health care patient record data including: associating, by a processor, native health care patient record data of a first patient stored in a database to a plurality of data fields, wherein the native health care patient record data of the first patient represents the first patient's health care record; assigning, by a processor, a relative importance weight score to each of the plurality of data fields; and generating, by a processor, a record strength score of the first patient's health care record based on the relative importance weight score assignments. The record strength score indicates a percentage of the first patient's health care record that contains important native health care patient record data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: University of Central Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Varadraj Gurupur, Ayan Nasir, Xinliang Liu
  • Patent number: 10789546
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes creating a classifier by: training a machine learning model using two or more tasks, wherein the tasks lie in two or more domains; including in the machine learning model at least one attribute common to at least two of said two or more domains; including in the machine learning model at least one latent feature that affects at least two of the two or more tasks that fall within one of the at least two domains; and constructing the classifier based on said machine learning model. The computer-implemented method further includes applying the classifier to at least one operational task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lakshminarayanan Krishnamurthy, Niyati Parameswaran
  • Patent number: 10791321
    Abstract: Constructing a user's face model using particle filters is disclosed, including: using a first particle filter to generate a new plurality of sets of extrinsic camera information particles corresponding to respective ones of a plurality of images based at least in part on a selected face model particle; selecting a subset of the new plurality of sets of extrinsic camera information particles corresponding to respective ones of the plurality of images; and using a second particle filter to generate a new plurality of face model particles corresponding to the plurality of images based at least in part on the selected subset of the new plurality of sets of extrinsic camera information particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Ditto Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Sergey Surkov
  • Patent number: 10789538
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes creating a classifier by: training a machine learning model using two or more tasks, wherein the tasks lie in two or more domains; including in the machine learning model at least one attribute common to at least two of said two or more domains; including in the machine learning model at least one latent feature that affects at least two of the two or more tasks that fall within one of the at least two domains; and constructing the classifier based on said machine learning model. The computer-implemented method further includes applying the classifier to at least one operational task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lakshminarayanan Krishnamurthy, Niyati Parameswaran
  • Patent number: 10776333
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for building an object index used for retrieving an object matching a given query is disclosed. In the method, the computer system initializes a set of clusters, each of which represents at least one base object of a collection. The computer system also enumerates one or more additional clusters by combining multiple clusters from among the set. Each additional cluster represents at least one combinatorial object that has two or more base objects of the collection. The computer system further selects a new set of new clusters by clustering the set of the clusters and the one or more additional clusters, in which each new cluster represents at least one base or combinatorial object. Then, the computer system builds an object index based on the centers of the new clusters such that the object index covers the combinatorial object as a target of retrieval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Hara, Toshinari Itoko
  • Patent number: 10776413
    Abstract: A system for detecting a conflict of interest between entities includes a server and a database. The server defines categories and stores information at the database arrangement. A category to be evaluated is selected for detecting whether or not two given entities have a conflict of interest. A tree structure is created with the category and child and descendent categories of the category. The category and the child and descendent categories are hierarchically arranged as nodes of the tree structure. For the two given entities a conflict potential value is computed for each node of the tree structure. A conflict index value based upon the conflict potential value of that node for each of the two given entities is computed. A conflict of interest between the two given entities is detected if the conflict index value (c) of a node of the tree structure matches at least one predefined criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Artic Alliance Europe Oy
    Inventor: Jari Majaniemi
  • Patent number: 10769156
    Abstract: Users are most likely to search for documents “around” them, such as documents which are created, read, or modified by other users they work closely or collaborate with, documents on sites the user frequents, and/or documents trending around them, in addition to documents they've created or interacted with themselves. Therefore, embodiments are directed to relevance ranking of query results based on external context. A search service may receive a query and an external context list, determine a relevance value for each entry in the external context list, and perform the query, where a search index comprising items may be returned in response to performance of the query. The search service may then match entries in the external context list against associated properties of the items, compute a score for the items based on the matching, and rank results of the query based on the score computed for the items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Taylor, Torbjorn Helvik, Oystein Fledsberg, Lars Hagen
  • Patent number: 10771265
    Abstract: Improved pseudonym certificate management is provided for connected vehicle authentication and other applications. Temporary revocation of a certificate is enabled. With respect to Security Credential Management Systems (SCMS), linkage authorities can be eliminated without compromising the system security. Other embodiments are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignees: LG Electronics, Inc., University of Sao Paulo
    Inventors: Marcos A. Simplicio, Jr., Eduardo Lopes Cominetti, Harsh Kupwade Patil, Jefferson E. Ricardini, Leonardo T. D. Ferraz, Marcos Vinicius M. Silva
  • Patent number: 10762903
    Abstract: A processing device executing a component of a conversational recovery system receives an intent data and a first entity data identified from user input data. The processing device determines that the first entity data is associated with first content associated with a first component. The processing device additionally receives a text data of the user input data. The processing device determines a word in the text data that matches a keyword associated with second content associated with a second component. The processing device ranks the first component and the second component. The processing device generates message data that comprises an inquiry with respect to choosing the first content or the second content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eliav Samuel Zimmern Kahan, Gregory Newell, Mahesh Guruswamy, Daren Gill, Prashant Sik Rao
  • Patent number: 10762154
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method, a computer program product, and a computer system for proactive comment evaluation. In embodiments, the invention includes detecting a comment being added to a thread and extracting data relevant to the thread. In addition, the invention includes identifying an average sentiment range of the thread based on the extracted data and a model, as well as identifying a sentiment of the comment. Moreover, the invention involves determining whether the identified sentiment is outside the identified average sentiment range and, based on determining that the identified sentiment is outside the average sentiment range, recommending an alternative comment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jeremy R. Fox, Liam S. Harpur, Trudy L. Hewitt, John Rice
  • Patent number: 10757534
    Abstract: Messaging communications systems and methods are disclosed herein. An example system includes a beacon architecture including a server; and a plurality of beacons arranged around an environment, the server being configured to sense a real-time center of gravity of a communication device from any of the plurality of beacons receiving communications from the communication device, the real-time center of gravity being a location of the communication device within the environment, transmit a notification to the communication device, the notification including a link to content based on the real-time center of gravity, and transmit the content to the communication device based on a selection of the link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Best Network Systems Inc.
    Inventor: Jules Best
  • Patent number: 10757217
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes various embodiments of methods, systems, and machine-readable mediums which help determine a user's likely affinity for an article presented (or to be presented) in a heterogeneous feed of a social network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ankan Saha, Ajith Muralidharan
  • Patent number: 10750314
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a display, a global positioning unit, a processor, and a memory. The global positioning unit establishes a location of the electronic device. The processor displays a user interface on the display, detects whether the user interface receives a predetermined gesture applied thereon, obtains a name of the location where the electronic device is located and a type of location corresponding to the name of the location when the predetermined gesture applied on the user interface is detected, and recommends relevant data on the user interface according to the type of location or the name of the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Mobile Drive Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu-Chun Chen, Cheng-Kuo Yang, Mu-Ann Chen, Ke-Chien Chou
  • Patent number: 10739959
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media configured to provide images having associated narratives for presentation to a user. A selection by the user of a first image having an associated narrative from the images having associated narratives is received. The narrative associated with the first image is provided for presentation to the user in response to receipt of the selection of the first image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Adrian Spânu, Brady John Brayley Voss, Christophe Marcel Rene Tauziet, Michael F. Tedesco, Martin Králik, James Dylan Karraker, Michael Arthur Sayman, Joel Tyler Goguen
  • Patent number: 10732800
    Abstract: Method and device of storing content objects within a social network application are disclosed. The method includes: a user device providing a user interface of the social network application on the user device, the user interface including an affordance for forming a content group including respective content objects of one or more object types; receiving a selection of a first plurality of images for inclusion in the first content group; providing a listing of context objects that are associated with at least one of the first plurality of images; receiving a user input indicating completion of the first content group; and forming the first content group containing the first plurality of images and the one or more content object selected from the listing of context objects information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Yi Shan, Jun Wang, Wei Luo, Ling Li, Likai Wang
  • Patent number: 10733223
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, implementing and using techniques for generating a file plan and a thesaurus for a records management system. A first user input defining one or more top level terms to be used in the file plan is received. A second user input defining one or more child level terms to be used in the file plan for at least some of the top level terms is received. A third user input defining one or more term relationships among the collection of child level terms and the top level terms is received. Without further user input, a file plan and a thesaurus are generated based on the top level terms, the child level terms and the specified term relationships among the child level terms and top level terms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Bruce Schinkelwitz
  • Patent number: 10726006
    Abstract: Query optimization using of a query that is compiled into a query tree. The optimization is efficiently performed by using a distinct value estimation data structure (e.g., a KMV synopsis) that represents within an interval distinctness of values that are generated based on data within an interval, even if the resultant data from a subinterval is considered. Various candidate query trees are evaluated, with distinct value generation data structures being propagated for parent nodes based on the distinct value generation data structures of its child node(s). Propagation operations correlate to the operation represented by the parent node in the query tree. The optimizer uses the propagated distinct value estimation structure in order to evaluate the number of distinct values of data that would result from execution of the candidate query tree at least at the corresponding operations (and not just based on the distinct values of the input data).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Wangchao Le, Yongchul Kwon, Marc Todd Friedman
  • Patent number: 10726601
    Abstract: A system and method are provided to detect, analyze and digitally remove makeup from an image of a face. An autoencoder-based framework is provided to extract attractiveness-aware features to perform an assessment of facial beauty.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Northeastern University
    Inventors: Yun Fu, Shuyang Wang
  • Patent number: 10719566
    Abstract: An online system generates a model for determining quality scores for content items by presenting content items to a group of users who provide ratings for the content items. Based on ratings received from various users of the group, the online system generates the model. To mitigate bias from ratings received from different users of the group, the online system generates a distribution of ratings received from users of the group within a time interval and generates a cumulative distribution function by integrating the distribution. For a user of the group, the online system generates a user distribution of rankings received from the user. Additionally, for a rating received from the user, the online system determines a percentage of ratings received from the user less than the rating. Based on the cumulative distribution function and the percentage, the online system generates a normalized rating corresponding to the rating from user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Chao Zhang, Tianshu Ren, Zhiye Fei
  • Patent number: 10719714
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a computer-implemented method and system for adaptively reducing detection time in real time supervised detection of televised ads in media content of a channel. The method includes reception of the media content and selection of a set of frames per second from the media content. The method includes extraction of keypoints from each selected frame and derivation of binary descriptors from extracted keypoints. The method includes assignment of weight value to each binary descriptor and creation of a special pyramid of the binary descriptors. The method includes obtaining a first vocabulary of binary descriptors for each selected frame and accessing a second vocabulary of binary descriptors. The method includes comparison of each binary descriptor in the first vocabulary with binary descriptors in second vocabulary. The method includes progressively scoring each selected frame of the media content and detecting a first ad in the media content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Silveredge Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
    Inventors: Debasish Mitra, Hitesh Chawla
  • Patent number: 10719715
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a computer-implemented method and system for adaptively switching supervised detection strategy for watermarked and non-watermarked real time televised video advertisements. The televised video advertisements are present in a live stream of a media content of a broadcasted channel. The method includes selection of a set of frames per second from the media content. The method includes checking for one or more watermarked features in each selected frame of the media content. The method includes switching to a first detection strategy. The first detection strategy is associated with detection of a first ad in the live stream of the media content when the one or more watermarked feature are present in each checked frame in the selected set of frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Silveredge Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
    Inventors: Debasish Mitra, Hitesh Chawla
  • Patent number: 10713263
    Abstract: A processing device identifies a set of content items to be included in a feed displayed to a user of a social network platform in a user interface of the social network platform, wherein the set of content items are hosted by a content sharing platform. For each content item from the set of content items, the processing device identifies one or more bucketing tokens provided by the content sharing platform, wherein each bucketing token comprises a unique identifier that identifies a plurality of content items as being associated with a group of users of the content sharing platform that have similar interests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Justin Lewis, Ruxandra Georgiana Paun
  • Patent number: 10715570
    Abstract: A method includes establishing a network connection with a source computing device and an application services computing device, receiving, via the network connection, a source event stream at the application services computing device, and extracting a sample of the source event stream. The method further includes partitioning the sample of the source event stream into fields, identifying a field data type of a field of the multiple fields in the sample, identifying a distribution of values of the field in the sample, and extrapolating, from the sample of the source event stream, extrapolated functions for the fields. Extrapolating an extrapolated function is dependent on the field data type and the distribution of the field. The method further includes transforming, based on the plurality of extrapolated functions in the configuration file, the source event stream to obtain a transformed event stream, and analyzing, by a target machine learning model, the transformed event stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventor: Efraim Feinstein
  • Patent number: 10715548
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a technique to determine whether a client computing device accessing an API is masquerading its device type (i.e., pretending to be a device that it is not). To this end, and according to this disclosure, the client performs certain processing requested by the server to reveal its actual processing capabilities and thereby its true device type, whereupon—once the server learns the true nature of the client device—it can take appropriate actions to mitigate or prevent further damage. To this end, during the API transaction the server returns information to the client device that causes the client device to perform certain computations or actions. The resulting activity is captured on the client computing and then transmitted back to the server, which then analyzes the data to inform its decision about the true client device type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Akamai Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Sreenath Kurupati
  • Patent number: 10715634
    Abstract: A network-configuring system creates stable virtual interfaces for groups of neighboring network nodes. During operation, the system can obtain network-neighborhood information from one or more network neighbors. This network-neighborhood information includes duplex-neighborhood information that indicates at least a set of neighboring devices to the network neighbor, and a set of remote network nodes which are accessible via a respective neighbor. The system can use the network-neighborhood information to determine one or more groups of network neighbors with common network characteristics, such that a respective group includes one or more mutually-connected network peers. The system can then define a virtual interface for a respective group of stable network neighbors, such that the virtual interface's member nodes include the local network node and the respective group's mutually-connected network peers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Ignacio Solis, Glenn C. Scott
  • Patent number: 10708711
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a display, a global positioning unit, a processor, and a memory. The global positioning unit establishes a location of the electronic device. The processor displays a user interface on the display, detects whether the user interface receives a predetermined gesture applied thereon, obtains a name of the location where the electronic device is located and a type of location corresponding to the name of the location when the predetermined gesture applied on the user interface is detected, and recommends relevant data on the user interface according to the type of location or the name of the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Mobile Drive Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu-Chun Chen, Cheng-Kuo Yang, Mu-Ann Chen, Ke-Chien Chou
  • Patent number: 10705861
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to managing user interfaces. User interface (UI) models associated with concepts may be provided such that the UI models include visualizations. Other concepts may be associated with a data model based on fields of the data model. Characteristics of the concepts associated with each UI model and the other concepts associated with the data model may be compared to each other such that results of each comparison may be employed to generate a score for each UI model. The UI models may be ordered based on each score. A report that includes a rank ordered list of the UI models may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Tableau Software, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Lloyd Kincaid
  • Patent number: 10706428
    Abstract: Techniques for determining a prioritized listing of offers for use to contact potential customers are described. The technique includes generating an ordered listing of offers from a set of offers, by which to contact a potential customer from a group of potential customers by considering the potential customer independently from others of the potential customers in the group, during generating of the ordered listing of offers for the potential customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Robert Crites
  • Patent number: 10681171
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage medium, for adjusted mutable aspect content selection. In one aspect, speech input that includes a first request for content that does not include a particular mutable aspect that does change over time is received. A user action performed during a previous time period is identified in stored user actions previously performed by the user. An immutable aspect that does not change over time and the particular mutable aspect that does change over time are identified within the user action. The particular mutable aspect is adjusted based on an amount of time that has elapsed between when the user action was performed and receipt of the first request for content. Auditory feedback is provided based on the immutable aspect, the adjusted particular mutable aspect, and information included in the first request for content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Marcus A. Leal, Emily Kay Moxley
  • Patent number: 10681080
    Abstract: A system and method for malware assessment of an unknown application file are provided. The system and method are particularly applicable to malware assessment for Android® operating system based applications. The malware assessment increases the confidence in an assessment that an application is benign or malware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: NTT RESEARCH, INC.
    Inventor: Eric Chen