Retrieval From The Internet, E.g., Browsers, Etc. (epo) Patents (Class 707/E17.107)
  • Patent number: 10313484
    Abstract: A system designed for increasing network communication speed for users, while lowering network congestion for content owners and ISPs. The system employs network elements including an acceleration server, clients, agents, and peers, where communication requests generated by applications are intercepted by the client on the same machine. The IP address of the server in the communication request is transmitted to the acceleration server, which provides a list of agents to use for this IP address. The communication request is sent to the agents. One or more of the agents respond with a list of peers that have previously seen some or all of the content which is the response to this request (after checking whether this data is still valid).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: WEB SPARK LTD.
    Inventors: Derry Shribman, Ofer Vilenski
  • Patent number: 10289432
    Abstract: A method for data processing may include receiving a universal resource locator (URL) from a web browser, where the URL corresponds to a first system, and identifying an attribute of the URL, where the attribute of the URL comprises a domain of the URL, a path of the URL, one or more parameters of the URL, or a combination thereof. The method may further include selecting a data handler based at least in part on the identified attribute of the URL and generating an augmented set of data based on a first set of data from the first system and a second set of data from a second system, where the augmented set of data is generated using the data handler. The method may further include modifying a display of an extension of the web browser based on the augmented set of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Adam Evans, Ankush Goyal
  • Patent number: 10257319
    Abstract: A system designed for increasing network communication speed for users, while lowering network congestion for content owners and ISPs. The system employs network elements including an acceleration server, clients, agents, and peers, where communication requests generated by applications are intercepted by the client on the same machine. The IP address of the server in the communication request is transmitted to the acceleration server, which provides a list of agents to use for this IP address. The communication request is sent to the agents. One or more of the agents respond with a list of peers that have previously seen some or all of the content which is the response to this request (after checking whether this data is still valid).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: WEB SPARK LTD.
    Inventors: Derry Shribman, Ofer Vilenski
  • Patent number: 10244073
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include methods and systems for domain name system (DNS) pre-resolution. A method for DNS pre-resolution is provided. The method includes initiating a DNS lookup call for one or more sub-resource uniform resource locator (URL) hostnames associated with a referring URL prior to navigation to the referring URL, whereby a resolution result for at least one of the sub-resource URL hostnames is cached in a DNS cache in preparation for navigation to the sub-resource URLs. The method further includes learning relationship information including the sub-resource URLs associated with the referring URL for DNS pre-resolution. A system for DNS pre-resolution is also provided. The system includes a DNS pre-resolver, a navigation monitor and a relationship data store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: James Roskind
  • Patent number: 10146832
    Abstract: Airline route information may be pre-fetched and cached in a routings engine to improve response time of the routings engine to generate routes from an origin to a destination location. For example, a method may include receiving, at a routings engine from an airline reservation system, a request for first airline routes between an origin and a destination based on specified route parameters; storing, by the routings engine, the request in a historical record of requests; fetching, by the routings engine, first airline routes matching the origin, the destination, and the specified route parameters; and pre-fetching, by the routings engine, second airline routes based, at least in part, on the historical record of requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: UNISYS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Pradeep CK, Raksha R., Venkatesh Ramachar Sanjeeva, Nishanth S.
  • Patent number: 10142391
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes retrieving a time-based performance pattern of virtual meetings previously mediated by a communications platform executing in a computing environment, wherein the computing environment comprises a plurality of resources. The method further includes determining, from the time-based performance pattern, at least one virtual-meeting attribute associated with relatively poor virtual-meeting performance. Also, the method includes determining a performance relationship between the at least one virtual-meeting attribute and a particular resource of the computing environment. In addition, the method includes generalizing the performance relationship to overall, non-meeting-specific performance of the particular resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Quest Software Inc.
    Inventors: Michel Albert Brisebois, Curtis T. Johnstone, Sawan Goyal
  • Patent number: 10069795
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein relate to unwrap a message received from a remote management service in a first device and to provide the message to a second device. Examples include a first message received in a first device from a remote management service through a firewall, which is unwrapped into a second message. The second message is provided to its destination. In examples, the second message is received in the first device and unwrapped into a third message. The third message is provided to a second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Timothy P Blair, David Smith
  • Patent number: 10057230
    Abstract: A client confirmation method and system for identifying data traffic transmitted over a network controlled by an operator, the data traffic being associated with at least one client, the client confirmation system comprising: a client confirmation application configured to identify at least one client address; an authenticator configured to authenticate the at least one client identified by the at least one client address by analyzing data usage information generated by the at least one client, wherein the data usage information is further known to the operator; and a traffic associator configured to associate data traffic transmitted over the network with the at least one client identified by the at least one client address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Scott Petrack
  • Patent number: 10026059
    Abstract: An information managing system for managing contact center information is disclosed. The information managing system includes a plurality of receivers for receiving information from at least one data collector. The information managing system further includes a plurality of databases for storing the information received from the at least one data collector. The information managing system further includes a report generator comprising a user interface for receiving a plurality of search queries from a plurality of users. The information managing system further includes a database interface layer for performing one or more lookups on the plurality of databases based on the plurality of search queries received from the plurality of users, wherein results of the one or more lookups are displayed on the user interface of the report generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Ariel Shtilman, Arkady Karpman
  • Patent number: 10019718
    Abstract: A computing system may generate a customer interface comprising a listing of transactions of a customer and one or more user-selectable options for the customer to utilize to identify a subset of the transactions relevant to an inquiry and may communicate the customer interface to a computing device associated with the customer. The computing system may receive, from the computing device associated with the customer, data, generated by the computing device associated with the customer in response to the customer invoking the user-selectable option(s), identifying the subset of the transactions relevant to the inquiry. The computing system may generate an associate interface comprising a listing of the subset of the transactions relevant to the inquiry and omitting or obscuring one or more of the transactions that are not amongst the subset relevant to the inquiry and may communicate the associate interface to a computing device associated with an associate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventor: Manu Kurian
  • Patent number: 9971672
    Abstract: Techniques for using emulation to disassociate verification from stimulus in functional test are described. In one approach, a computer stores first data representing an initial state of an application and second data representing the same initial state of a model application, wherein the model application models expected behavior of the application. The computer selects actions for the application to perform and causes both the application and the model application to perform the actions. The computer updates the first and second data to represent the state of both the application and the model application after performing the actions. The computer then compares the first and second data to determine whether both refer to the same state. In response to a determination that the first data and the second data do not refer to the same state, the computer stores data indicating a test failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventors: Anne S. Stern, Mark S. Petrovic, Xuyuan Si, Wilson Ross
  • Patent number: 9952930
    Abstract: A computing device includes an interface configured to interface and communicate with a dispersed storage network (DSN), a memory that stores operational instructions, and a processing module operably coupled to the interface and memory such that the processing module, when operable within the computing device based on the operational instructions, is configured to perform various operations. When a is to DSN undergo a change from a first system configuration of a Decentralized, or Distributed, Agreement Protocol (DAP) to a second system configuration of the DAP (e.g., such as based on addition, and/or removal of storage unit(s) (SU(s)) within the DSN or reallocation of data within the DSN, etc.), a computing device identifies a DAP transition mapping between the first system configuration of the DAP to the second system configuration of the DAP. Then, the computing device directs SU(s) to operate based on the DAP transition mapping during the transition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kumar Abhijeet, Manish Motwani, Jason K. Resch, Ethan S. Wozniak
  • Patent number: 9942287
    Abstract: An information processing system includes one or more terminal devices; and an information processing apparatus connected to the one or more terminal devices via a network. Further, the terminal device includes an output control unit controlling timing to acquire a second data which are to be output subsequent to a first data which are output in response to an instruction from the information processing apparatus, and a storage unit storing the second data acquired by the output control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroya Kumashio
  • Patent number: 9922084
    Abstract: A request is received to display at least a portion of a first events set and at least a portion of a second events set in an interleaved and visually distinct display format, where, in the interleaved and visually distinct display format, the at least a portion of the first events set is displayed in a visually distinct manner from the at least a portion of the second events set, and data from the at least a portion of the first events set is interleaved with data from the at least a portion of the second events set. In response to receiving the request, display is caused, on a user interface, of the at least a portion of the first events set and the at least a portion of the second events set in the interleaved and visually distinct display format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventor: Marc Vincent Robichaud
  • Patent number: 9912747
    Abstract: The invention discloses a browser and system for download and a download method, and relates to the field of internet technologies. The browser for download comprises: a download starting unit configured to start data download of a browser login user at the browser side; a prompt unit configured to prompt to save downloaded data into a network storage server bound to the browser login user at the browser side; a transmission unit configured to receive a download instruction from the user, and upload the data downloaded at the browser side to the network storage server bound to the browser login user; and a reception unit configured to receive address information of the uploaded downloaded data at the network side fed back by the network storage server. The browser, system and method may effectively avoid the occurrence of a situation of repeated download, and improve the efficiency of a user obtaining and using network data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Beijing Qihoo Technology Company Limited
    Inventors: Peng Xiong, Huan Ren
  • Patent number: 9866508
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media for aggregating and presenting recent activities for online synchronized content management system are disclosed. The system can identify recent events that are associated with a user account in a content management system. The recent events may refer to events or activities that have occurred within a threshold time duration in the past, across one or more client devices that are associated with the user account. The recent events may be about creating, modifying, viewing, accessing, renaming, deleting, or sharing of content. The system can aggregate two or more events in those recent events into one aggregated event when they meet a criterion, such as folder location similarity, time proximity, file type similarity, file name similarity, geographic proximity, user preference, etc. The system can then present the aggregated recent events at one of the client devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Waseem Daher, Alexander Miles, Nathan Borror, David Kjelkerud
  • Patent number: 9842160
    Abstract: First one or more values are extracted from a plurality of events using a first extraction rule. The extracted first one or more values are assigned to a first field of the plurality of events as a first set of field-data item pairs and a field label is assigned to the first field. Second one or more values and a field label corresponding to the second one or more values are extracted from the plurality of the events using a second extraction rule, where the extracted field label corresponds to the assigned field label of the first field. The extracted second one or more values are assigned to a second field of the plurality of events as a second set of field-data item pairs, thereby distinguishing the extracted second one or more values from the extracted first one or more values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: SPLUNK, INC.
    Inventor: Marc Vincent Robichaud
  • Patent number: 9830203
    Abstract: A method is described for communicating with an application on a portable data carrier, as well as such a portable data carrier. The method comprises the following steps of: forwarding a command transmitted by an external entity to the portable data carrier, from a runtime environment implemented on the portable data carrier to a proxy application implemented on the portable data carrier; forwarding the command from the proxy application via the runtime environment to the application; and monitoring the communication between the external entity and the application in the form of the command and/or intervening in the communication by the proxy application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: GIESECKE & DEVRIENT GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Schnellinger, Frank Goschenhofer
  • Patent number: 9804994
    Abstract: A service agent provides an interface for the actions that a client application needs to perform against a server. The service agent selects an appropriate service implementation based on configuration information. The service implementation is associated with a particular service version or source. A number of service implementations are available to the service agent. The service agent also creates a cache service instance that is compatible with the service instance. The client application makes data requests through the service agent. The cache service retrieves requested data from a local storage or from a selected service, if the data is not available locally. The cache service stores an expiration value with the data in the cache. The expiration value is retrieved when data is requested from the cache. The cache data is returned only if the expiration value has not exceeded an expiration policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Carlos Omar Ortiz Rodriguez, Filip Jerzy Gorski
  • Patent number: 9794242
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for realizing logon to an application service website on an operation platform, including when a user terminal visits the application service website, receiving a first URL request sent from the application service website; obtaining logon information of an account of the application service website from the local according to the first URL request; and returning the logon information of the account to the application service website by invoking a first predefined function containing the logon information of the account, so that the application service website provides a web page for the user terminal to fast log on. The present disclosure also provides an apparatus for realizing logon to an application service website on an operation platform and an operation service platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Ningjun Dou, Jie Lin
  • Patent number: 9787795
    Abstract: Systems and methods described herein can take advantage of the caching abilities of the browser and the idle time of the user to prefetch tag libraries of one or more tags for execution in a subsequent content page. For example, these systems and methods can provide the ability to prefetch and not execute a tag library on a content page before it is required so the tag library is cached in the browser. When the browser hits the page that uses the tag library, the tag library can be quickly retrieved from memory and executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: TEALIUM INC.
    Inventor: Michael Anderson
  • Patent number: 9681304
    Abstract: The present invention provides a network and data security testing app for mobile devices such as an Apple iPad, which is connected to the Internet via a wireless network. The app downloads and stores one or more network security or data loss test cases from a centralized server, which are then executed on the mobile device. For example, a test case attempts to access predetermined web pages through the wireless network and then determines whether access was granted. In another example, a test case attempts to transmit sensitive data through the network. Results of the test case are displayed on the mobile device and uploaded to the centralized server. The network and data security testing app also identifies whether access was granted to web pages hosting botnets, malicious web exploits, malicious web obfuscation, malicious iframe redirection, and malware files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Websense, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Clark, Dave Baker
  • Patent number: 9659335
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided that record details of product samples given to a customer. A request to add one or more product sample records is received, and in response, user interface showing product sample information for available product samples is presented. The user interface may include a field for entering a quantity of each product sample given to the customer. One or more product sample records is recorded corresponding to each product sample for which a quantity was entered in the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Darshan Kumar, Ambili Sudhi, Govindraja Achar, Pankesh Jhaveri, Harish Kumar, Pinjari Allavali, Walter Back
  • Patent number: 9654542
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include methods and systems for accelerated application startup. A method for accelerating startup of an application is provided. The method includes persistently storing a number of uniform resource locator (URL) hostnames based on one or more hostname requests made by one or more users during use of the application. The method further includes, upon startup of the application, making a DNS lookup call for at least one of the stored hostnames prior to a hostname request initiated by the application, wherein a resolution result for at least one of the stored hostnames is cached in the operating system DNS cache in preparation for the hostname request. A system for accelerating startup of an application is provided. The system includes a hostname storage device, a DNS pre-fetcher and a startup DNS pre-cacher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventor: James Roskind
  • Patent number: 9635120
    Abstract: An architecture that can facilitate support for or integration of disparate communications networks. The architecture can embody a consolidated network repository (CNR) that can be configured as a single logical repository that can potentially be configured according to a common schema regardless of the type or number of schema employed by the disparate communications networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Sangar Dowlatkhah
  • Patent number: 9612758
    Abstract: A technique operates data storage equipment. The technique involves, during a first time period and while processing circuitry performs host I/O operations on behalf of a set of hosts, performing a data identification operation which provides a data identification result identifying particular data which is routinely accessed by the processing circuitry. The technique further involves, during a second time period after the first time period and in response to the data identification result, copying the particular data from secondary storage to an extension cache which forms part of primary storage to pre-fetch the particular data from the secondary storage for subsequent use by the processing circuitry. The technique further involves, during a third time period after the second time period and while the processing circuitry performs further host I/O operations on behalf of the set of hosts, accessing the particular data from the extension cache.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Xiaoqin Liu, Lei Chen, Yangbo Jiang, Christine Buckley
  • Patent number: 9602620
    Abstract: Methods and systems for reducing web page load time include obtaining speculative information associated with a uniform resource locator (URL). The method and system also include determining whether to prefetch content of the URL based on the speculative information. The method and system further include providing an instruction to prefetch the URL content when a determination to prefetch results. The method and system also include prerendering the URL content when the instruction to prefetch the URL content is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: James Roskind, Michael Belshe, William Chan
  • Patent number: 9563613
    Abstract: A method for providing digital communication using dynamic portable document format (PDF) generation is disclosed. The method comprises a dynamic generation server receiving a request message that includes a plurality of fields, a request type identifier, and a source identifier associated with a requesting source application. The method also comprises parsing the request message, and responsive to the parsing, determining a plurality of output requirement parameters. The dynamic generation server correlates the request message with source content based on the determination of output requirement parameters. The method includes selecting at least one HTML template, CSS string, and graphics file based on the correlation, while further scraping input values from the request message. Additionally, the method includes dynamically building a customized HTML string, and converting the customized HTML string into a PDF document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: James Dinkel, Veeranjaneya V. Poranki
  • Patent number: 9515954
    Abstract: Systems and methods are presented for enabling a user to provide rules for the placement of computing resources at a data center for an entity that employs or is associated with the user. The data center can use the placement rules to select a data center computer system to host computing resources for a user. The rules can be used to establish diversity in computing resource placement at the data center thereby reducing the number of users who lose access to computing resources when a specific data center computer suffers a failure. Further, the placement rules can be used to facilitate configuration of the computer resources for the user based, for example, on the user's employment responsibilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Deepak Suryanarayanan, David Everard Brown, Malcolm Russell Ah Kun, Eugene Michael Farrell
  • Patent number: 9485240
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a multi-account login method and apparatus. Herein, the multi-account login method comprises: opening a temporary webpage window in a browser according to a multi-account login instruction; creating a Cookie for the temporary webpage window, wherein the Cookie is independent of a global Cookie of the browser; and performing multi-account login by using the temporary webpage window. By means of this application, it is convenient for a multi-account user to use a browser, thereby improving the use experience of the multi-account user in using the browser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignees: Beijing Qihoo Technology Company Limited, Qizhi Software (Beijing) Company Limited
    Inventors: Liang Tian, Tianping Wang, Peng Xiong, Huan Ren
  • Patent number: 9449346
    Abstract: Systems and methods for programmatic access of external financial service systems. An application proxy instance is created that simulates an application of an external financial service system. A normalized account request is received for financial data of the external financial service system for a specified account. The normalized account request is provided by an external financial application system by using a financial data API of the financial platform system. Responsive to the normalized account request, communication is negotiated with the external financial service system by using the application proxy instance to access the requested financial data from the external financial service system by using a proprietary Application Programming Interface (API) of the external financial service system. The financial data is provided to the external financial application system as a response to the normalized account request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: PLAID TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: William Hockey, Charles Li, Zach Perret
  • Patent number: 9306950
    Abstract: An object of embodiments of the present invention is to establish a secure connection from a device to a private network, to which the device belongs, when the device may be located remotely from the private network. This is achieved by locating a server in the private network while reusing existing authorization mechanisms in the network. A target resource is in this private network and a device located outside the private network can access the target resource by using the server and a proxy agent which intermediates a request from the device by using a one time session URL.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Kenta Yasukawa, Stefan Avesand, Johan Hjelm, Takeshi Matsumura, Shingo Murakami, Toshikane Oda
  • Patent number: 9286342
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for method for tracking changes in an internet-accessible document is disclosed. The method includes providing, with a presentation server system, data for producing a display of a document at a client computing device; receiving, at the presentation server system from a data server system, a timestamp that is sent by the data server system in response to an indication by a user of the client computing device to record changes to the document, wherein the timestamp indicates a time after which changes have been made to the document; and providing from the presentation server system to the data server system data indicating changes made to the document since a time corresponding to the timestamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Varouj A. Chitilian, Zachary Lloyd, Michael W. Harm
  • Patent number: 9021593
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a XSS detection method for detecting the XSS vulnerabilities in a web page, comprising for each parameter-value pair in a set of parameter-value pairs that can be accepted by the web page: constructing a parameter-value pair in which a dedicated script is inserted; assembling a URL corresponding to the web page based on the parameter-value pair in which a dedicated script is inserted; acquiring the dynamic web page content corresponding to the assembled URL; and simulating the execution of the acquired dynamic web page content, if the dedicated script is executed, it is determined that the processing of the parameter in the web page contains XSS vulnerabilities. The present invention further discloses a corresponding XSS detection device and a web site security scanning system and a web scanning system using such a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: NSFOCUS Information Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Guangxu Liu, Yujie Wen, Da Zhou, Xiaoming Wang, Xiaoxia Liu
  • Patent number: 8825528
    Abstract: An online ad provisioning system couples persuasive media items (ads) with an established viewership/recipient set by first identifying a popularity, or number of recipients of a requested media item, and subsequently associating the media item with an advertisement (banner, window, video segment) expecting the established viewership. While conventional advertising seeks to divert the readers attention before their eyes are on the page, the system identifies and targets recipients after their eyes are on the page (or screen, window, etc.). Such an association allows an advertiser to specify, for example, to associate an ad (persuasive media item) with the most popular web page, or to run a commercial in a video stream only if at least a predetermined number of viewers are receiving the stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Benjamin P. Bauermeister, Johan F. Habermann
  • Patent number: 8782065
    Abstract: A system supports discovering available web services, retrieving description documents describing the web services, and binding methods and their parameters to data of an application document. When a user wants to bind a discovered web service to an application document, the system retrieves a description document from the web service. The system then parses the description document to identify the methods supported by the web service along with their parameters. The system allows a user to map method names and parameter names to more user-friendly display names. The system allows the user to bind the parameters to data of an application document. When the document is to be updated, the system sends a request for services specifying a method and input parameters as indicated by the binding. When a response is received, the system stores output parameters of the response in the document as indicating by the binding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: Louis Maresca
  • Patent number: 8775955
    Abstract: A plurality of digital resources are identified in a set of digital resources. An indication of a user selection of at least one criteria is received, the user selection received through a user interface. A degree of correlation is determined between each digital resource in the plurality and each of the criteria. Data is sent that is configured for use in presenting, in a window of the user interface, a plurality of graphical resource objects and at least one graphical attractor object, each graphical resource object representing a digital resource in the plurality of digital resources and each graphical attractor object representing one of the criteria. Each resource object is presented a distance from each attractor object, the distance based at least in part on the corresponding degree of correlation between the digital resource represented by the resource object and the criteria represented by the attractor object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Holger Zendler, Benjamin Spieler, Nadine Gaertner
  • Patent number: 8775965
    Abstract: Various aspects of the subject technology relate to systems, methods, and machine-readable media for providing a light bar for a web browser in an immersive mode. A system is configured to display a web browser in a first browsing mode, wherein the browser in the first browsing mode comprises one or more tabs and receive, from a user, an indication to enter a second browsing mode for the web browser. In response to receiving the indication, the web browser may be displayed in the second browsing mode in which the one or more tabs are not shown. One or more light bars may also be displayed in a display area of the web browser at locations corresponding with the one or more tabs. Each of the one or more light bars is associated with one of the one or more tabs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Friedrich Kuscher, John Nicholas Jitkoff, Sebastien Vincent Gabriel, Glen Murphy
  • Patent number: 8670617
    Abstract: A method, computer program, and system for linking content to individual image features are provided. A section of an image is identified. A plurality of features associated with the section of the image is determined. Each of the plurality of features corresponds to at least one position within the section of the image. Content associated with the plurality of features is retrieved from a content repository. The content is linked to the plurality of features based on at least one rule. The content is then presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: TerraGo Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig A. Knoblock, Cyrus Shahabi, Ching-Chien Chen, Dipsy Kapoor
  • Patent number: 8661154
    Abstract: A method for supporting communication between a client and a server includes receiving a first message from a client. The method also includes creating an object in response to the first message. The method also includes sending a response to the first message to the client. The method also includes receiving changes to the object from a server. The method also includes storing the changes to the object. The method also includes receiving a second message from the client. The method also includes sending the stored changes to the client with a response to the second message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Ab Initio Technology LLC
    Inventors: Jennifer M. Farver, Joshua Goldshlag, David Parmenter, Ian Schechter, Tim Wakeling
  • Publication number: 20130311484
    Abstract: A method for calculating a social credit score based on online activity of a user is provided. Online activity may be monitored and processed to calculate an indicant of user activity and its influence on other users to obtain a social credit score of the user. Social credit scores may be used to stimulate users to be more active in their online socializing, share their content, and provide information. Social credit scores may be a source of information for advertisers, employers, bankers, and others. Information on social credit scores may be analyzed to determine users with high scores to distinguish top score users and mark them with special prizes, titles, or symbols. Additionally, a list of top scorers may be published via a social networking engine or otherwise as an additional factor of stimulation for other users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventors: Dylan T X. Zhou, Tiger T G. Zhou, Andrew H B. Zhou
  • Patent number: 8521773
    Abstract: A method and system for web mining and clustering is described. The method includes receiving and dividing input data into a plurality of primitive datasets. Additionally, one or more combinations of the plurality of primitive datasets may be created. Further, a model for each primitive dataset in the plurality of primitive datasets and each of the one or more combinations of the plurality of primitive datasets may be generated. Subsequently, a cost associated with a model corresponding to each primitive dataset in the plurality of primitive datasets, and each of the one or more combinations of the plurality of primitive datasets may be computed. Further, a sum of the costs associated with the models corresponding to each primitive dataset in the plurality of primitive datasets may be compared with the cost associated with each model corresponding to each of the one or more combinations of the plurality of primitive datasets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: NBCUniversal Media, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Charles Evans, Abha Moitra, Thomas Stephen Markham, Steven Matt Gustafson
  • Patent number: 8504436
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods, apparatuses, and computer-readable media for generating a tier rollup record perform the steps of: receiving a request for one of a product record and a plurality of product records having a determined attribute value; querying a first data set for product records corresponding to the request; receiving one or more unique record identifiers corresponding to the request; querying a second data set for a product record and associated product attribute values corresponding to each unique identifier; receiving the product record and associated product attribute values corresponding to each unique identifier; identifying a most representative product record from the product records and associated product attribute values corresponding to each unique identifier; rolling up the most representative product record; and transmitting the rolled up most representative product record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: CBS Interactive Inc.
    Inventors: Robyn Battle, David Bricker, Alexander Henry, Karen Badenfort, Sailesh Gurnani, Karen Swanson, Jennifer Fong
  • Publication number: 20130198156
    Abstract: An “asset-based” user interface can be provided based on consulting metadata with an asset and presenting an interface to allow selection of actions associated with that particular asset. By presenting a listing of actions in response to a single command, the user can be spared the need to navigate through contextual menus to determine available services. The interface can be presented in a file selection interface provided by an operating system, e.g., in response to an “open” command in a folder. A method can comprise identifying a command referencing an asset and accessing metadata associated with the asset. The accessed metadata can comprise a unique metadata record for the asset available locally and/or accessible from a remote computing system. The method may further comprise determining one or more actions available for use with the referenced asset and providing an interface for selecting one or more of the determined actions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventor: Gunar Mark Penikis
  • Publication number: 20130117261
    Abstract: Methods, system and computer readable medium for allowing user interaction to an article on an Internet property includes detecting a selection of the article for viewing, by a user. Comments and interactions for the article provided by one or more posters are retrieved, wherein the posters are independent contributors that are not related to the user. A select subset of the comments/interactions for the article are presented to the user in an ordered list based on an association strength between the user and each of the posters related to the subset of the comments/interactions. Interaction, by the user, with a comment/interaction provided by a poster, is monitored and the association strength between the user and the relevant poster is updated based on the interaction. The updated association strength is used to adjust ranking of the comments/interactions for presenting to the user during subsequent selection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventor: Hemanth Sambrani
  • Patent number: 8417452
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for a system that provides information to an operator of a vehicle. The system includes, but is not limited to a call center that configured to provide the operator with route guidance to a location. The system also includes a plurality of internet websites. Each internet website relates to a vehicle lifecycle event and is configured to permit the operator to electronically transmit a location associated with the vehicle lifecycle event to the call center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: General Motors LLC
    Inventors: Steven J. Ross, Edward P. Chrumka
  • Publication number: 20130046788
    Abstract: Calendar-based suggestion of travel options involves suggesting a travel option based on events stored in a calendar of a user. For example, a user in San Francisco may be scheduled for a business trip to New York, and the user's calendar may show a dinner reservation in San Francisco on Saturday, September 3 and business meeting in New York on Monday, September 5. A suggestion machine accesses calendar data of the user and travel data for several available travel options (e.g., flights from San Francisco to New York). Based on the accessed calendar data and travel data, the suggestion machine determines that one or more travel options (e.g., a flight on Sunday, September 4) are compatible with the dinner reservation and the business meeting on the user's calendar. The suggestion machine presents these compatible travel options to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Inventors: Adam Julian Goldstein, Steven Ladd Huffman
  • Publication number: 20130041873
    Abstract: A storage service stores data from a network device. A data collector retrieves the data for the storage service based on reference data passed to the storage service from the network device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventor: DANA E. LAURSEN
  • Publication number: 20130036139
    Abstract: Described is a method of organizing travel between a plurality of travelers by allowing a first traveler to specify criteria and preferences for a trip, finding a plurality of destinations which match the criteria and preferences, then allowing the travelers to rank and vote for each destination. Once one traveler selects a trip based on the ranking, the traveler may invite the other travelers to join them on the trip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: Kung Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Dacia Kung, Richard Kung
  • Publication number: 20120233191
    Abstract: An entity is provided a recommendation based on content associated with the entity. The entity may be a user or a group. The recommendation may be one or more other users, groups, or other data objects having associated content that is similar to the content that is associated with the entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventor: Srivatsan Ramanujam