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  • Patent number: 11144599
    Abstract: There is provided a method and a system for generating clusters of documents using a combined metric parameter. A first document and a second document are received, and for a potential cluster including the first document and the second document: a first metric parameter indicative of a degree of complementariness of document content in the potential cluster is determined, a second metric parameter indicative of a degree of dilution of the document content in the potential cluster is determined. The combined metric parameter is determined based on the first metric parameter and the second metric parameter. A cluster is generated based on the combined metric parameter, where the cluster includes the first and second documents. Other document(s) or clusters may be added to the cluster by determining an updated combined metric parameter for a potential cluster and comparing the updated combined metric parameter with the combined metric parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: YANDEX EUROPE AG
    Inventor: Aleksey Galimovich Shagraev
  • Patent number: 11132360
    Abstract: A method of accessing a dataset to fulfill a query over an intended audience is provided. A user interface comprises input means for a user to select an intended audience dataset from a plurality of datasets which the user has permission to access. The user interface is configured to receive from the user a query defining an intended operation to be performed on entries of the intended audience dataset to generate the target audience. The query is received from the user and a supporting candidate dataset is selected. It is determined whether the selected supporting candidate dataset comprises entries which enhance the entries of the audience dataset for performing the intended operation. If so, the candidate dataset and the audience dataset are selected to contribute to performance of the operation. If not, a next candidate dataset is selected, and the determining step is repeated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Infosum Limited
    Inventors: Nicholas Halstead, Eike Spang, Riki Dolby, Alistair Bastian
  • Patent number: 11120086
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for toponym disambiguation. Toponym disambiguation can be performed for a set of geographic location data, such as placenames. A subset of the data and additional location information associated with the subset of the data can be initially determined. The remaining geographic location data in the set of geographic location data can be scored in order to determined additional location information for the remaining geographic location data. Additional location information for the remaining geographic location data can be determined based on calculated scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Luis E. Rivas, Michael Malak, Mark L. Kreider
  • Patent number: 11106859
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media are configured to generate multiple channel embeddings for a page of a social networking system. The multiple channel embeddings can be mapped to a shared embedding space. A page embedding for the page of the social networking system can then be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Yixin Li, Wenzhe Jiang, Jing He, Jinyi Yao
  • Patent number: 11100074
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method and device for managing document indexes. The method includes in response to a request for adding a target segment to a document set including a plurality of segments, determining an original segment associated with the target segment from the plurality of segments, partitioning the original segment into a first portion and a second portion, the first portion being used to update the original segment, the second portion being used as the target segment, and rebuilding indexes for documents in the target segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Min Liu, Yong Zhang, Yifan Huang, Yubing Zhang, Ke Zhao
  • Patent number: 11093697
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for suggesting revisions to a document-under-analysis (“DUA”) from a seed database, the seed database including a plurality of original texts each respectively associated with one of a plurality of final texts. The method includes tokenizing the DUA into a plurality of statements-under-analysis (“SU As”), selecting a first SUA of the plurality of SU As, generating a first similarity score for each of the plurality of the original texts, the similarity score representing a degree of similarity between the first SUA and each of the original texts, selecting a first candidate original text of the plurality of the original texts, and creating an edited SUA (“ESUA”) by modifying a copy of the first SUA consistent with a first candidate final text associated with the first candidate original text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: BLACKBOILER, INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan Herr, Daniel P. Broderick, Daniel Edward Simonson
  • Patent number: 11093487
    Abstract: Natural language processing includes processing unstructured data in response to a request for a conclusion to a line of inquiry to produce structured information that conforms to a computer readable information schema. Values obtained from the unstructured data are assigned to attributes of the structured information and determining a candidate conclusion to the line of inquiry based on the value-assigned attributes. A confidence score is computed that is indicative of a sufficiency of the candidate conclusion as the conclusion to the line of inquiry. One or more of the attributes are displayed to a user for modification responsive to the confidence score of the corresponding conclusion failing to meet a confidence criterion. The displayed attributes are ranked by relevance of the attribute to the corresponding conclusion. The conclusion to the line of inquiry is determined based on the modified values of the user-selected attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eric L. Erpenbach, Andrew J. Lavery, Richard J. Stevens, Fernando J. Suarez Saiz
  • Patent number: 11086830
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method for efficient comparison of experimental research documents to identify original research work. The system when operated, provides a platform for comparing a user submitted document with documents existing in the platform and documents available in public domain. Further, the system is capable of identifying originality and the similarity of the user submitted documents, in comparison with existing documents, based on a calculated similarity index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Innoplexus AG
    Inventor: Abhijit Keskar
  • Patent number: 11089377
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to interaction based on live webcast. In an example, an interaction method includes: receiving a bullet-screen comment message transmitted by a live broadcast client; in response to identifying a reference word string from the bullet-screen comment message, comparing the bullet-screen comment message with answer data corresponding to an interaction task to obtain a matching result; and outputting the matching result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGZHOU HUYA INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Junren Lu
  • Patent number: 11079953
    Abstract: Deduplicated data is packed into finite-sized containers. A similarity score is calculated between files that are similarly of the deduplicated data. The similarity score is used for grouping the similarly compared files of the deduplicated data into subsets for destaging each of the subsets from a deduplication system to one a finite-sized container. The similarity score is used for grouping the similarly compared files of the deduplicated data into subsets for destaging each of the subsets from a deduplication system to one of the finite-sized containers. An indication is received by a user of which of the similarly compared files are to be grouped into the subsets for destaging each of the subsets from a deduplication system to one of the finite-sized containers. Transitive closures are used for assisting with using the similarity score for grouping the similarly compared files of the deduplicated data into the subsets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Hirsch, Thorsten Krause
  • Patent number: 11081104
    Abstract: A natural language understanding system that can determine an overall score for a natural language hypothesis using hypothesis-specific component scores from different aspects of NLU processing as well as context data describing the context surrounding the utterance corresponding to the natural language hypotheses. The individual component scores may be input into a feature vector at a location corresponding to a type of a device captured by the utterance. Other locations in the feature vector corresponding to other device types may be populated with zero values. The feature vector may also be populated with other values represent other context data. The feature vector may then be multiplied by a weight vector comprising trained weights corresponding to the feature vector positions to determine a new overall score for each hypothesis, where the overall score incorporates the impact of the context data. Natural language hypotheses can be ranked using their respective new overall scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Chengwei Su, Sankaranarayanan Ananthakrishnan, Spyridon Matsoukas, Shirin Saleem, Rahul Gupta, Kavya Ravikumar, John Will Crimmins, Kelly James Vanee, John Pelak, Melanie Chie Bomke Gens
  • Patent number: 11074301
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can determine a set of potential visualizations for a data set based on a set of visualization templates. The set of potential visualizations is ranked based on ranking criteria. A set of visualization recommendations for the data set is determined based on the ranking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Vivin Antony Williams, Ryan David Robitaille
  • Patent number: 11068664
    Abstract: A method for generating and presenting a comment excerpt in an online publication based on a comment in a comments section is provided. The method may include determining whether a passage from the comment in the comments section is relevant to a sentence in the online publication, and in response to determining that the passage from the comment is relevant to the sentence in the online publication, extracting the passage from the comment. The method may further include determining the scope of the comment that is associated with the extracted passage, wherein determining the scope of the comment comprises determining a context associated with the extracted passage based on text surrounding the extracted passage. The method may further include, based on the determined scope of the comment, generating the comment excerpt that corresponds to the comment. The method may further include presenting the comment excerpt within the online publication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Scott Carrier, Dwi Sianto Mansjur, Brendan Bull, Andrew G. Hicks
  • Patent number: 11057334
    Abstract: Message management and classification techniques are described. In one or more implementations, a message received from a sender for delivery via a user account is examined to extract one or more features of the message. A determination is then made as to whether the message corresponds to one or more categories based on the extracted features, the categories usable to enable features to be applied to the message in a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Paul M. Midgen, Vasantha K. Vemula, Krishna Vitaldevara, Jason D. Walter, Eliot C. Gillum, Mihai Costea, Douglas J. Hines, Wei Jiang, Malcolm H. Davis, Samuel J. L. Albert, Michael James Ahiakpor
  • Patent number: 11047696
    Abstract: An exemplary point-of-interest identification system accesses data for a point-of-interest. The system generates a plurality of scores for the point-of-interest based on one or more of a plurality of predefined features found in the data for the point-of-interest and on a machine learning model. The system selects, based on the plurality of scores, a primary point-of-interest type for the point-of-interest. The system includes the selected primary point-of-interest in a dataset for the point-of-interest. Corresponding methods and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Batta, Jonathan Harahush, Chad Kearney
  • Patent number: 11048767
    Abstract: The present disclosure involves systems, software, and computer implemented methods with facilitating the results of a search request by analyzing content that matches actions words. One example system includes operations to receiving a request via interactions with an interface from a client device, wherein the interface is associated with a repository of content and manages interactions between the client device and the repository of content based on the request from the user. Keywords are identified from the request. The keywords are matched from the request with at least one action from a repository of actions. In response to matching the keywords from the request with the at least one action, content documents are identified from the repository of content associated with the at least one action. The identified content documents are filtered based on the keywords from the request. The filtered content documents are provided to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Tanja Baeck
  • Patent number: 11042586
    Abstract: Various aspects of the subject technology relate to systems, methods, and machine-readable media for clustering search results based on image composition. A system may, for each image in a set of images, determine a compositional vector representing one or more objects and corresponding locations within the image using a trained computer-operated convolutional neural network. The system may provide each image through a clustering algorithm to produce one or more clusters based on compositional similarity. The system may provide images from the set of images clustered by composition, in which the images include a different listing of images for each of the one or more clusters. The system may provide a prioritized listing of images responsive to a user search query, in which the prioritized listing of images includes a different listing of images for each cluster of compositional similarity based on the metadata of each image associated with the cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Shutterstock, Inc.
    Inventors: Heath Hohwald, Lawrence Lazare
  • Patent number: 11042896
    Abstract: A content influencer scoring system may include influencer computers each associated with a respective content influencer having influencer historical performance data and legacy influencer content associated therewith. A remote server may obtain advertisement campaign data associated with an advertisement campaign and parse the advertisement campaign data for advertisement keywords. The remote server may match content influencers to the advertisement campaign data based on the advertisement keywords and, for each content influencer, generate an advertisement campaign score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: INMAR CLEARING, INC.
    Inventors: Brent Snyder, Irving Turner
  • Patent number: 11042702
    Abstract: A mechanism is provided in a data processing system for solving a textual logic problem. A logic problem solution engine in the data processing system receives an input text containing a logic problem. A parser executing in the data processing system parses the input text to identify entities in the input text. The logic problem solution engine performs cognitive processing on the input text to discover relationships between the entities. A statistical analysis component executing in the data processing system determines statistical relationships between pairs of entities in the input text to form a set of statistical relationships. The logic problem solution engine determines whether a given statistical relationship within the set of statistical relationships fits as a solution to the logic problem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Brett L. Carter, Kameron A. Cole, Vijai Gandikota, Jimmy M. Hsu
  • Patent number: 11036816
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method according to one embodiment includes receiving a first set of inputs from a first plurality of users. A history of interactions and/or collaborations of a first group of users of the first plurality of users is accessed. A latent class model of the first plurality of users is generated using information obtained from the accessing. It is determined from the latent class model whether any of the first plurality of users exceed a predetermined threshold of relatability. Users of the first plurality of users that are determined to exceed the predetermined threshold are allowed access to a generated first state of a forum. Users of the first plurality of users that are determined to not exceed the predetermined threshold and the users of the first plurality of users that are determined to exceed the predetermined threshold are allowed access to a generated second state of the forum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Christian B. Kau, Jeremy R. Fox, Liam S. Harpur, John C. Rice
  • Patent number: 11037083
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides techniques for calculating an entity's cybersecurity risk based on identified relationships between the entity and one or more vendors. Customer/vendor relationships may impact the cybersecurity risk for each of the parties involved because a security compromise of a downstream or upstream provider can lead to a compromise of multiple other companies. For example, if organization A uses B (e.g., a cloud service provider) to store files, and B is compromised, this may lead to organization A being compromised (e.g., the files organization A stored using B may have been compromised by the breach of B's cybersecurity). Embodiments of the present disclosure further provide a technique for calculating a cybersecurity risk score for an organization based on identified customer/vendor relationships.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: SecurityScorecard, Inc.
    Inventor: Nikon Rasumov
  • Patent number: 11017343
    Abstract: The present disclosure contemplates a variety of improved methods and systems for providing professionals and organizations tools to improve productivity and efficiency. The present disclosure includes a process for discovering and validating entity objectives. In an embodiment, the method and system receive communications from multiple data sources (e.g., email, calendar, contacts), find correlations between the communications, identify communications that appear to be important to a user, and provide relevant resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: MODULEQ, INC.
    Inventors: David James Brunner, Peter Taraba, Anupriya Ankolekar
  • Patent number: 11017355
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for determining gaps in a user's resume regarding skills or titles for a job, and recommending educational courses to the user based on those gaps. The user's resume is received and analyzed for the user's current set of skills. Various searching methods are used to identify a set of job requisitions based on a user's input query for a job. The user's skills are compared with a set of required skills associated with the set of job requisitions. Educational courses are identified for the skills that are required for the set of job requisitions but are not present in the user's set of skills. The educational courses presented to the user via the search engine. The user's resume can also be ranked relative to other resumes for the skills or titles required for a job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Monster Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Earl F. Rennison, Praveen Arasada, Jun Luo
  • Patent number: 11004137
    Abstract: A recommendation platform that provides a menu of automated recommendations from on-line information by friends, with various weighting factors, to evaluate businesses. The platform is a software deployable system that amalgamates the candidate businesses into different categories and cross-references friends' experiences with these businesses. The interface utilizes a circular-like menu and is both compact and easily navigable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: SOCIAL CIRCLE, LLC
    Inventors: Todd Fiore, John Worthington
  • Patent number: 11003671
    Abstract: A microprocessor executable method and system for determining the semantic relatedness and meaning between at least two natural language sources is described in a prescribed context. Portions of natural languages are vectorized and mathematically processed to express relatedness as a calculated metric. The metric is associable to the natural language sources to graphically present the level of relatedness between at least two natural language sources. The metric may be re-determined with algorithms designed to compare the natural language sources with a knowledge data bank so the calculated metric can be ascertained with a higher level of certainty.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: VETTD, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew Buhrmann, Michael Buhrmann, Ali Shokoufandeh, Jesse Smith, Yakov Keselman, Kurtis Peter Dane
  • Patent number: 10997986
    Abstract: Methods, systems and computer program products are provided for determining acoustic feature vectors of query and target items in a first vector space, and mapping the acoustic feature vectors to a second vector space having a lower dimension. The distribution of vectors in the second vector space can then be used to identify items from the same songs, and/or items that are complementary. A mapping function is trained using a machine learning algorithm, such that complementary audio items are closer in the second vector space than the first, according to a given distance metric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Spotify AB
    Inventors: Juan José Bosch Vicente, François Pachet, Pierre Roy, Mathieu Ramona, Tristan Jehan
  • Patent number: 10992860
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to providing a more accurate presentation of a vehicle's surroundings when the presentation combines images from multiple cameras. Cameras may capture the same portion of the environment. If an object is within view of at least two cameras, each camera produces a portion of an overall view, such as a 360 degree synthetic top-down view. The seam, angle and/or geometry, angle between any two images is dynamically determined, such as due to proximity (or lack thereof) to an object. As a result the synthetic top-down view may present an image of an object more prominently and/or avoid having the seam between camera images fall on the image of the object, which may otherwise result in the image of the object being omitted from both camera images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: NIO USA, INC.
    Inventors: Anthony Tao Liang, Vidya Elangovan, Divya Ramakrishnan, Prashant Jain
  • Patent number: 10990989
    Abstract: A content server system provides content items to a plurality of users in a content stream. The content server system provides an interface to collect feedback from the plurality of users on the content items in the content stream. Based on the collected feedback the content server system generates a feedback model that predicts the likelihood of receiving feedback on a content item at any given time in a streaming session. The content server system then selects a content item in need of feedback and, using the model, determines a time at which the content item is more likely to receive feedback. The content server system then provides the content item to the user at the determined time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Pandora Media, LLC
    Inventors: Mingxuan Sun, Gordon Parker Rios
  • Patent number: 10984388
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a computer implemented method in a data processing system comprising a processor and a memory comprising instructions, which are executed by the processor to cause the processor to implement the method of identifying negative communications from a plurality of electronic communications, including: extracting a plurality of terms from the plurality of electronic communications, wherein the plurality of terms include subjects, action verbs, adjectives and business objects; identifying variations of each term and grouping the variations for each term to form a dictionary; generating a co-occurrence graph to illustrate relationships between different terms in the plurality of terms; assigning each term with an entity type; identifying an intent for each business object using the co-occurrence graph; providing one or more rules, and identifying one or more negative communications based on the one or more rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Srinivasan Muthuswamy Sivaraman, Subhendu Das, Yashodhara M. Patnaik
  • Patent number: 10970357
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for summarizing multiple aspects of tags associated with media events. In the system and method, tag metadata for tags generated at one or more user interfaces associated with at least one media event is obtained. Thereafter, tags are organized into a hierarchy of tags based on the metadata and a metadata sorting criteria. Additionally, tag significance data for tags is computed based on the metadata and the hierarchy. A visual representation of the tags can then be generated, where indicia for the tags is spatially arranged to visually depict the hierarchy of the tags are selected to visually depict at least a relative significance among sibling tags in the hierarchy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Ajita John, Shreeharsh Kelkar, Doree Duncan Seligmann
  • Patent number: 10970984
    Abstract: A presence mimicking system comprises a first lighting system (1A) arranged to illuminate a first environment and a second lighting system (1B) arranged to illuminate a second environment. A computer system configured to receive from the first lighting system an indication of a sequence of illumination settings, at least some of which have been applied to the first lighting system by at least one user when present in a first environment illuminated thereby. The computer system is configured, in response to a mimic instruction, to mimic in the unoccupied second environment the presence of the at least one user of the first environment, by applying a matching sequence of illumination settings to the second lighting system, wherein the computer system is configured to select the first lighting system for use in the presence mimicking from a set of candidate lighting systems, by comparing a profile of the second lighting system with profiles of the candidate lighting systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Remco Magielse, Leendert Teunis Rozendaal, Daniel Martin Goergen
  • Patent number: 10970475
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for suggesting revisions to a document-under-analysis (“DUA”) from a seed database, the seed database including a plurality of original texts each respectively associated with one of a plurality of final texts. The method includes tokenizing the DUA into a plurality of statements-under-analysis (“SUAs”), selecting a first SUA of the plurality of SUAs, generating a first similarity score for each of the plurality of the original texts, the similarity score representing a degree of similarity between the first SUA and each of the original texts, selecting a first candidate original text of the plurality of the original texts, and creating an edited SUA (“ESUA”) by modifying a copy of the first SUA consistent with a first candidate final text associated with the first candidate original text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: BLACKBOILER, INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan Herr, Daniel P. Broderick, Daniel Edward Simonson
  • Patent number: 10965730
    Abstract: A method which facilitates the offering and subscription to infoservices and sending of information to subscribers based on web feeds is disclosed. In an embodiment of the invention only a link is placed on a website allowing any visitor/readers to subscribe to receive newly published content of that website, without the owner of that website having to take any additional steps to offer this infoservice. Subscribers can choose which messages they want to receive, for example only messages which are linked to certain tags or contain certain keywords, and how they should be delivered, for example by email, mobile, news page or web feed. The central infoservices platform additionally allows publishers of the infoservice's underlying web feed to prove ownership of the infoservice's underlying website or web feed, and providing publishers access to the collected information about subscribers of the infoservice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventor: Christian Nicolas Ahmann
  • Patent number: 10956465
    Abstract: Systems and methods for processing qualitative responses from a plurality of user devices whereby a selection of a next thought object, to deliver to a first user device, may be based on a plurality of qualitative responses received from a plurality of user devices. In a preferred embodiment, a thought object selection computer may compute the selection by determining a filtered set of thought objects by custom selection. In some embodiments, if the quantity of the filtered set of thought objects is greater than a pre-configured amount the selection may be computed by randomly selecting a subset of the filtered set of thought objects. Further filtering the filtered set of thought objects by determining one or more least seen thought objects, and selecting a most diverse thought object, updating the filtered set of thought objects and sending the filtered set of thought objects to the first user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Fulcrum Management Solutions LTD.
    Inventors: Thomas Procter, Brian Christofer Tomic, Michael Adam Gelbart
  • Patent number: 10944761
    Abstract: An endpoint computer system monitors data relating to a plurality of events occurring within an operating environment of the endpoint computer system. The monitoring can include receiving and/or inferring the data using one or more sensors executing on the endpoint computer system. The endpoint computer system can store artifacts used in connection with the plurality of events in a vault maintained on such endpoint computer system. The endpoint computer system, in response to a trigger, identifies and retrieves metadata characterizing artifacts associated with the trigger from the vault. Such identified and retrieved metadata is then provided by the endpoint computer system to a remote server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Cylance Inc.
    Inventors: Homer Valentine Strong, Ryan Permeh, Samuel John Oswald
  • Patent number: 10942979
    Abstract: Systems and methods for collaborative creation of content snippets are disclosed. In embodiments, a method of the invention includes: receiving, by a computing device, indications from multiple users over time that content is of value, wherein the indications are in the form of computer-based actions from multiple user devices monitored by the computing device; dynamically generating, by the computing device, a collaborative snippet based on the indications from the multiple users, wherein the collaborative snippet is auto-tagged by the computing device with context data such that the collaborative snippet includes one or more tags; and saving, by the computing device, the collaborative snippet in a snippet database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Trudy L. Hewitt, Jeremy R. Fox, John Rice, Liam S. Harpur
  • Patent number: 10936602
    Abstract: Prioritizing items based on user activity includes determining a user interest based on a current user activity and prioritizing items in a list presented in a display based on the user interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Airbnb, Inc.
    Inventors: Judith H. Bank, Liam Harpur, Ruthie D. Lyle, Patrick J. O'Sullivan, Lin Sun
  • Patent number: 10922324
    Abstract: Text including at least a first term can be presented on a display. A first score can be determined for the first term. The first score can be based, at least in part, on a lifecycle of the first term. The first score can be assigned to a first data value. The first data value can be presented on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Fankhauser, Joshua Fox, Benjamin Halberstadt, Roger K. Hecker
  • Patent number: 10915509
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes identifying one or more place-entity nodes in a heterogeneous graph, wherein the heterogenous graph comprises place-entity nodes, user nodes, and n-gram nodes, and wherein each place-entity node corresponds to a place-entity associated with a particular geographic location, assigning, for each identified place-entity node, an initial quality-score for the place-entity node, and calculating, for each identified place-entity node, a final quality-score for the identified place-entity node, wherein each final quality-score is calculated by iteratively propagating the initial quality-scores corresponding to the identified place-entity nodes, respectively, through the place-entity nodes, n-gram nodes, and user nodes of the heterogeneous graph until the quality-scores associated with the place-entity nodes, n-gram nodes, and user nodes reach convergence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Hongzhao Huang, Peng-Jen Chen, Justin Moore, Yaniv Shmueli
  • Patent number: 10909099
    Abstract: Computer implemented methods for storing ad hoc relations between previously unrelated database objects assigned to different database structures using an electronic computing device are presented, the methods including: causing the electronic computing device to define at least three database structures: structure A, structure B and structure C, where each of the at least three database structures each includes a number of objects, where there exists at least one relation between objects of structure A and objects of structure B, and where there exists at least one relation between objects of structure B and objects of structure C; filtering data of structure A; accessing structure B using a first selected relation between structure A and structure B; storing information about filtering of structure A and information on a first selected path between structure A and structure B; filtering results obtained from structure B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: DATAWALK SPOLKA AKCYJNA
    Inventor: Krystian Piecko
  • Patent number: 10909194
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus to constrain a search are described. A selection of one or more items of a search result set by a user may be obtained. One or more attributes of the one or more selected items may be evaluated. One or more filters are identified based on the evaluated attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventor: Todd Martin
  • Patent number: 10902329
    Abstract: A computing device receives training data representing different observations where each observation is categorized into one of options for a target variable. The device obtains computer command(s) for categorizing into one of the options for the target variable. The device generates a sampling scheme for sampling terms of the training data. The device generates sampling models by, for N iterations of the sampling scheme: determining a subset of the training data based on a training data index; sampling, based on a term index, the subset of the training data for a subset of terms; and generating, based on the subset of terms, a sampling model for categorizing, according to the computer command(s). Each sampling model is generated from a different subset of terms such that the sampling models are randomized. The device computes an aggregated model for categorizing test data into one of the options for the target variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: SAS Institute Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Monroe Mills, Vinicius Rabbi Vivaldi
  • Patent number: 10902024
    Abstract: A method of collecting and organizing online resources may include selecting an item from an electronic document. The method may include extracting data related to the item from the electronic document. The method may include identifying whether a first list that includes the item is associated with the electronic document. The method may include refining the first list in response to an identification of the first list. The method may include generating a second list that includes the item in response to a failure to identify the first list. The method may include verifying that the first list is consistent with a user interest. The method may include saving the first list to an electronic data storage device when the first list is consistent with the user interest. The method may include selecting a second item when the first list is inconsistent with the user interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Jun Wang, Kanji Uchino
  • Patent number: 10901989
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes receiving a query referencing entities, and determining non-polar questions (NPQs) for the query. Each of the NPQs omits a respective target entity (TE) of the entities. The method includes determining, for each of the NPQs, whether the NPQ is a non-matching NPQ by determining whether a top ranked answer for the NPQ matches the TE of the NPQ. The method includes proceeding to determine an updated input statement (UIS) for a non-matching NPQ by replacing the TE of the non-matching NPQs with the top ranked answer for the non-matching NPQ, determine an updated NPQ for the UIS, and determine whether the top ranked answer for the updated NPQ matches the TE of the updated NPQ, in an iterative or recursive manner. The method includes outputting a UIS as a substitute statement for the query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Stanley J. Vernier, Stephen A. Boxwell, Keith G. Frost, Kyle M. Brake
  • Patent number: 10891427
    Abstract: An affective summarization system provides affective text summaries directed towards affective preferences of a user, such as psychological or linguistic preferences. The affective summarization system includes a summarization neural network and an affect predictor neural network. The affect predictor neural network is trained to provide a target affect level based on a word sequence, such as a word sequence for an article or other text document. The summarization neural network is trained to provide a summary sequence based on the target affect level and on the word sequence for the text document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventors: Kushal Chawla, Balaji Vasan Srinivasan, Niyati Himanshu Chhaya
  • Patent number: 10891740
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a moving object tracking apparatus includes an acquiring unit, an associating unit, and an output control unit. The acquiring unit is configured to acquire a plurality of pieces of moving object information representing a moving object included in a photographed image. The associating unit is configured to execute an associating process for associating a plurality of pieces of the moving object information similar to each other as the moving object information of the same moving object for three or more pieces of the moving object information. The output control unit is configured to output the associated moving object information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Shibata, Yuto Yamaji
  • Patent number: 10885394
    Abstract: An image is passed through an image identifier to identify a coarse category for the image and a bounding box for a categorized object. A mask is used to identify the portion of the image that represents the object. Given the foreground mask, the convex hull of the mask is located and an aligned rectangle of minimum area that encloses the hull is fitted. The aligned bounding box is rotated and scaled, so that the foreground object is roughly moved to a standard orientation and size (referred to as calibrated). The calibrated image is used as an input to a fine-grained categorization module, which determines the fine category within the coarse category for the input image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Mohammadhadi Kiapour, Wei Di, Vignesh Jagadeesh, Robinson Piramuthu
  • Patent number: 10880604
    Abstract: An approach is provided in which an information handling system receives a request to publish a set of content data. Prior to publishing a set of content data, the information handling system evaluates a set of audio data and a set of video data included in the set of content data against a content knowledge base and generates an unsuitability ranking of the set of content data. When the unsuitability ranking exceeds a first predetermined threshold, the information handling system prohibits publication of the set of content data. When the unsuitability ranking is below a second predetermined threshold, the information handling system publishes the set of content data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ivonne Rocio Cuervo Fajardo, German Ariel Zumbado Prado, Ugo I. Orellana, Adrian Sanchez Jimenez
  • Patent number: 10872088
    Abstract: Methods and systems that create domain influence scores that can be used to rank or sort search results are described. In one embodiment, a domain influence scoring system begins by preselecting a subset of the domains and allocating an initial influence score to only the domains in the subset while all other domains have an initial influence score of zero. Then links to pages are counted to update the influence scores of each domain. Further, one or more blacklists can be used to modify updating of the influence scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Saravana Kumar Siva Kumaran
  • Patent number: 10872107
    Abstract: A method for operating a data processing system to identify documents in a library includes a plurality of documents and a plurality of concepts exemplified by the plurality of documents and computer readable media that stores instructions for causing a data processing system to execute that method are disclosed. The method includes causing the data processing system to identify candidate documents matching a user provided search keyword from the library, causing the data processing system to generate a topical graph relating concepts contained in the candidate documents to one another, and clustering the candidate documents based on the topical graph. For each cluster, the data processing system displays a summary of the candidate documents in that cluster together with a cluster name that characterizes that cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Keysight Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Tomonori Ura