By Querying, E.g., Search Engines Or Meta-search Engines, Crawling Techniques, Push Systems, Etc. (epo) Patents (Class 707/E17.108)
  • Patent number: 11557291
    Abstract: Disclosed is a server including a communication circuit, a memory, and a processor. The processor is be configured to store identification information and location information of at least one external device in the memory, to receive identification information of an Internet of Things (IoT) device nearby the at least one external device from the at least one external device, using the communication circuit, and to store the identification information of the IoT device in association with the identification information and the location information of the at least one external device in the memory as a database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jonghyun Ryu, Hyunjin Kim, Jaeyoung Lee, Seunghwan Choi
  • Patent number: 11556602
    Abstract: The present invention provides a personal-use search engine and a web crawler equipped with a login function. The present invention can construct and provide a search system and a database searchable and manageable by a user including a researcher or the like, by the user using a personal-use web crawler. After login with one-click SNS login function or login with e-mail, the user adds, to a database, sites crawled by a web crawler on a server accessible from a web browser. Accordingly, the user can obtain a satisfying search result from among data that is widely collected regarding a specific topic and can discover new valuable information in the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Inventor: Tsubasa Kato
  • Patent number: 11531708
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer-usable medium are disclosed for answering general background questions on a topic from documents with glossary sections, A set of documents with glossaries is received from which a set of terms and associated glossary entries are extracted, where each term has a corresponding glossary entry. Association is performed of related glossary entries. The associations is based on a similarity algorithm to form glossary clusters where each glossary cluster refers to one or more glossary entries. A query with query terms tailored to general information is received. The glossary clusters are ranked relevance to the query terms to form a ranked set. A set of glossary clusters meeting a high ranked threshold is selected and provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Charles E. Beller, Edward Graham Katz, John A Riendeau, Sean Thomas Thatcher
  • Patent number: 11524698
    Abstract: Section information of a traveling route is provided appropriately to a driver. Traveling route information and traffic information relating to the traveling route are acquired, and on the basis of the information, a driver intervention requiring section and an automatic driving available section of the traveling route are displayed on a reach prediction time axis from a current point on an instrument panel, a tablet, or the like. For example, the driver intervention requiring section includes a manual driving section, a takeover section from automatic driving to manual driving, and a cautious traveling section from the automatic driving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventor: Eiji Oba
  • Patent number: 11526551
    Abstract: Among other things, embodiments of the present disclosure relate to generating search queries based on audio processing. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: SALESFORCE, INC.
    Inventors: Colin Brazeau, Kevin Wong, Joselito Campos Santana
  • Patent number: 11514093
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments disclose a method, a computer program product, and a computer system for searching technical documents. Exemplary embodiments may include the use of lexicons to generate customized hash functions; utilizing customized hash functions to generate hashcodes of technical text in document repositories; building a database of hashcodes from the repository; utilizing the customized hash functions for generating a hashcode of a search query; and correlating the search hashcode with the hashcode database to produce search results. A computer-implemented method to search technical text includes constructing one or more base hash functions for generating hashcodes that represent semantic content of technical text and accessing one or more lexicons describing technical terminology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: INSPIRD, INC.
    Inventor: Sandeep Mehta
  • Patent number: 11494718
    Abstract: Runbook deployment based on confidence evaluation. Obtaining a runbook based on commands, where the commands relate to resolving an incident and determining an aggregated skill level of operators for the runbook based on historical resolutions of incidents by the operators. A confidence measure of the runbook is determined according to the aggregated skill level for the runbook. Deployment of the runbook is performed in accordance with the confidence measure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Richard James Thornhil, David Jon Griffin, Luke Taher
  • Patent number: 11494054
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to attribute-based selectable item recommendation. A computer-implemented method is disclosed. A computer generates respective attribute profiles of selectable items based on one or more attribute elements included in the selectable items. The profiles include at least one attribute elements respectively correspond to the selectable items. The computer generates an attribute requirement description of an item requesting agent based on a historical search dataset of the item requesting agent. The attribute requirement description includes at least part of the one or more attribute elements. The computer determines recommended selectable items included in the selectable items for the item requesting agent based on the attribute profiles of the selectable items and the attribute requirement description of the item requesting agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Xiang Yu Song, Xiao Yuan Ma, Chao Yuan Huang, Yu Jie Gu
  • Patent number: 11474719
    Abstract: Techniques for combining the metadata and data address spaces of a distributed storage object are provided. In one set of embodiments, a distributed storage system can receive a request to provision a storage object. In response, the distributed storage system can create, in accordance with an erasure coding scheme, one or more capacity components for holding data of the storage object; create, in accordance with a mirroring scheme having an equivalent level of fault tolerance as the erasure coding scheme, one or more metadata components for holding metadata of the storage object; and create a composite object configuration tree for the storage object that includes first and second subtrees, where the first subtree comprises an indication of the mirroring scheme and references to the one or more metadata components, and where the second subtree comprises an indication of the erasure coding scheme and references to the one or more capacity components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Huseyin Sular, Wenguang Wang, Eric Knauft, Asit Desai, Varun Shah
  • Patent number: 11475215
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for embedding within an electronic word processing document are disclosed. The systems and methods may involve accessing the electronic word processing document, wherein the electronic word processing document contains text; detecting an in-line object inserted into the text at a particular location, the in-line object including a URL-based rule linked to a portion of the text; executing the URL-based rule to retrieve internet located data corresponding to the URL-based rule; and inserting the retrieved internet-located data into the text at the particular location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Monday.com Ltd.
    Inventors: Ron Zionpour, Tal Haramati, Roy Mann
  • Patent number: 11467879
    Abstract: Techniques for implementing rollback of infrastructure changes in an infrastructure orchestration service are described. In certain examples, an infrastructure orchestration service is disclosed that manages both provisioning and deploying of infrastructure assets within a cloud environment. The service receives a plan comprising a set of instructions associated with a set of infrastructure assets of an execution target and identifies a first state of the set of infrastructure assets. The service executes the set of instructions in the plan to achieve a second state for the set of infrastructure assets. Based in part on the executing, the service receives a trigger for rolling back the plan to restore the set of infrastructure assets in the plan to the first state and executes a rollback plan for the plan. The service then transmits a result associated with the execution of the rollback plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Greg Mark Jablonski, Nathaniel Martin Glass, Eric Tyler Barsalou
  • Patent number: 11463415
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for detecting certain online activities associated with a digital identity. A Digital Identity Network may be monitored for potentially fraudulent activities (such as new account openings and certain transactions) related to an enrolled User identification (User ID) without requiring personally identifying information (PII). Corresponding alerts may be generated and sent to inform the associated user of such suspicious activity so that fraudulent account access or transactions may be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: LexisNexis Risk Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Joseph Greene, Dean Weinert, David Buchler, Bryan Knauss
  • Patent number: 11423253
    Abstract: A system for generating graphical user interfaces. The system may include processors and storage devices storing instructions. The instructions may configure the one or more processors to perform operations including identifying a plurality of attributes from an image captured with a client device, identifying a plurality of first results based on the attributes, generating a first graphical user interface for display in the client device. The first graphical user interface may include a plurality of result icons corresponding to a subset of the first results having confidence scores above a threshold, a plurality of filter icons displaying options, and a search button. The operations may also include receiving a selection of at least one of the result icons or at least one of the filter icons, performing a search, based on the selection, and generating a second graphical user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Micah Price, Chi-San Ho, Yue Duan
  • Patent number: 11392821
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a processing device configured to obtain time series diagnostic data associated with assets in an information technology (IT). The processing device is also configured to generate first modality information comprising behavior labels assigned to each of a plurality of time periods, a given behavior label for a given time period being based at least in part on measured feature values for the features collectively in the given time period. The processing device is further configured to generate second modality information comprising feature deltas characterizing differences between measured feature values for interdependent feature pairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventor: Mohammad Rafey
  • Patent number: 11334408
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to resource allocation and rebating during in-flight data masking and on-demand encryption of big data on a network. Computer machine(s), cluster managers, nodes, and/or multilevel platforms can request, receive, and/or authenticate requests for a big data dataset, containing sensitive and non-sensitive data. Profiles can be auto provisioned, and access rights can be assigned. Server configuration and data connection properties can be defined. Secure connection(s) to the data store can be established. Sensitive information can be redacted into a sanitized dataset based on one or more data obfuscation types. Crashed executor(s) can be detected and caged to prevent further use. Uncompleted task(s) for crashed executor(s) can be reassigned. The encrypted data can be transmitted, in response to the request, to a source, a target, and/or another computer machine and can be decrypted back into the sanitized dataset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Pratap Dande, Gilberto Dos Santos, JayaBalaji Murugan
  • Patent number: 11321430
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to in-flight data masking and on-demand encryption of big data on a network. Computer machine(s), cluster managers, nodes, and/or multilevel platforms can request, receive, and/or authenticate requests for a big data dataset, containing sensitive and non-sensitive data, in a data store based on credentials received from a source. Profiles can be auto provisioned, and access rights can be assigned. Server configuration and data connection properties can be defined. A secure connection to the data store can be established. The sensitive information in the big data dataset can be redacted into a sanitized dataset based on one or more data obfuscation types. The encrypted data can be transmitted, in response to the request, to a source, a target, and/or another computer machine and can be decrypted back into the sanitized dataset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Pratap Dande, Gilberto Dos Santos, JayaBalaji Murugan
  • Patent number: 11315149
    Abstract: Mechanisms are provided to implement a brand personality inference engine. The mechanisms receive crowdsource information and extract features associated with a brand from the crowdsource information. The crowdsource information comprises natural language content submitted by a plurality of providers to a crowdsource information source. The mechanisms analyze features associated with the brand in accordance with a brand personality model configured to predict a brand personality for the brand based on the features associated with the brand. The mechanisms generate an inferred brand personality data structure, representing a perceived brand personality of providers providing the crowdsource information, and output an output indicating aspects of the perceived brand personality based on the inferred brand personality data structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rama Kalyani T. Akkiraju, Liang Gou, Haibin Liu, Jalal U. Mahmud, Vibha S. Sinha, Anbang Xu
  • Patent number: 11308084
    Abstract: A method for an optimized search service comprising a search engine, two search indexes and a search term suggestion service may be provided. The method comprises collecting search queries, search results and search term suggestions, determining an acceptance rate value for each search term suggestion for the two search indexes, determining a first search configuration of a first index having an acceptance rate value below a first threshold value, determining a second search configuration of a second index including parameters for controlling search term suggestions for at least one search index having an acceptance rate value above a second threshold value, and having a search configuration that is compatible according to a compatibility value to the first search configuration, wherein the first index and the second index have similar content, and copying a selected set of parameters of the configuration of the second search index into the first index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Timo Kussmaul, Andreas Prokoph, Uwe Hansmann, Thomas Stober
  • Patent number: 11120122
    Abstract: To improve the security performance of a computer system, a retrieval component executing on at least one hardware processor obtains a list of known compromised passwords. A validation component executing on the at least one hardware processor obtains a specification of a putative password and risk-scores the putative password based at least in part on presence of the putative password in the list of known compromised passwords. The system obtains a specification of an actual password chosen in accordance with the risk score of the putative password. Access to at least one aspect of the computer system is controlled based on the actual chosen password.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Derek Wayne Botti, Elizabeth Daly, Martin Stephenson, Spyridon Antonatos, Stefano Braghin
  • Patent number: 10895962
    Abstract: Mechanisms are described for facilitating navigation between webpages, such as during web-surfing operations. A first webpage may be presented to a user, and the user may 5 provide a marking input regarding a position on the first webpage to be marked. A visual representation of the position may be presented to the user on the device display, such as within a marker box that may be presented overlying the webpage content. The user may then navigate to another, second webpage, which may be presented for the user's consumption. To navigate back to the first webpage and view the contents of that webpage at 10 the marked position, the user may provide a navigation input via the visual representation during presentation of the second webpage. In response to the navigation input, the first webpage may be presented to the user at the position that was marked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventor: Wei Tian
  • Patent number: 10878042
    Abstract: A system for real-time search, including: a set of partitions, each including a set of segments, each segment corresponding to a time slice of messages posted to the messaging platform, and a real-time search engine configured to receive a search term in parallel with other partitions in the set of partitions, and search at least one of the set of segments in reverse chronological order of the corresponding time slice to identify document identifiers of messages containing the search term; and a search fanout module configured to: receive a search query including the search term; send the search term to each of the set of partitions for parallel searching; and return, in response to the search query, at least one of the identified document identifiers of messages containing the search term.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Busch, Samuel Luckenbill, Brian Larson, Patrick J. Lok, Krishna Gade, Francesco G. Callari, Ugo Di Girolamo
  • Patent number: 10672021
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a system for location-based trafficking for resource accumulation. The system may monitor location data of a mobile device of a user to determine when the user is within a predetermined distance from a specific geographical location of a resource. The system may then automatically transmit a token alert across a wireless network to the mobile device, activating a resource accumulation application to cause a user interface of the mobile device to display an augmented reality of a camera display that includes a virtual token. In some embodiments, the system determines that some advanced interaction has occurred between the user and a merchant associated with the geographical location of the resource and, in response, provides additional virtual tokens or improves the benefit to the user for one or more virtual tokens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Tracy Beth Greene, Sean Michael Gutman, Emily Paige Bosin
  • Patent number: 10657187
    Abstract: A system for real-time search, including: a set of partitions, each including a set of segments, each segment corresponding to a time slice of messages posted to the messaging platform, and a real-time search engine configured to receive a search term in parallel with other partitions in the set of partitions, and search at least one of the set of segments in reverse chronological order of the corresponding time slice to identify document identifiers of messages containing the search term; and a search fanout module configured to: receive a search query including the search term; send the search term to each of the set of partitions for parallel searching; and return, in response to the search query, at least one of the identified document identifiers of messages containing the search term.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Busch, Samuel Luckenbill, Brian Larson, Patrick J. Lok, Krishna Gade, Francesco G. Callari, Ugo Di Girolamo
  • Patent number: 10650065
    Abstract: Methods and systems that improve the ability of a media guidance application to aggregate information from one or more sources and one or more mediums. For example, the media guidance application may automatically collect information based on attributes associated with information of a particular type. Specifically, the media guidance application may determine based on comparison with verified training data that one source or medium typically associates information of a particular type, for example, “Actor,” with one or more path attributes, for example, a location in a directory structure. The media guidance application may then search the source or medium for the one or more path attributes. Upon detecting the one or more path attributes, the media guidance application may designate any sub-set of information associated with the one or more path attributes as a particular type of information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Abhijit Satchidanand Savarkar, Sai Rahul Reddy Pulikunta, Sankar Ardhanari, Ganesh Ramamoorthy
  • Patent number: 10621241
    Abstract: Systems and methods for scheduling document crawling are provided in which a list of document identifiers is obtained. Each respective document identifier identifies a corresponding document on a network. For each respective document identifier in the list of document identifiers, a content change frequency of the corresponding document is determined and a first score for the document identifier that is a function of the determined content change frequency of the corresponding document is also determined. The first score is compared against a threshold value. The document is scheduled for crawling based on the result of the comparison. The content change frequency for a respective document identifier is determined by comparing information stored for successive downloads of the document corresponding to the document identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventor: Keith H. Randall
  • Patent number: 10509822
    Abstract: A method of facilitating video search is disclosed. A video on or linked to by a display page is located. A video search index entry associated with the video is generated, at least in part, using an additional information data, retrieved at least in part programmatically from a location other than the display page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: CastTV Inc.
    Inventors: Edwin Seng Eng Ong, Aleksandra R. Vikati
  • Patent number: 10467299
    Abstract: Systems and methods for identifying user information from a set of pages are disclosed. In example embodiments, a server determines that a first set of pages is associated with a specific user based on addresses of the first set of pages having a common portion of a uniform resource locator (URL). The server determines that at least a threshold number of pages from the first set of pages include common information, the common information comprising contact information or social networking information. The server associates the contact information or the social networking information with a user profile of the specific user. The server provides, as a digital transmission, the contact information or the social networking information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: John Robert Jersin, Benjamin John McCann, Erik Eugene Buchanan, Gio Borje
  • Patent number: 10423676
    Abstract: Systems and methods for identifying user information from a set of pages are disclosed. In example embodiments, a server determines that a first set of pages is associated with a specific user based on addresses of the first set of pages having a common portion of a uniform resource locator (URL). The server determines that at least a threshold number of pages from the first set of pages include common information, the common information comprising contact information or social networking information. The server associates the contact information or the social networking information with a user profile of the specific user. The server provides, as a digital transmission, the contact information or the social networking information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: John Robert Jersin, Benjamin John McCann, Erik Eugene Buchanan, Gio Borje
  • Patent number: 10404821
    Abstract: A method for providing local access to managed content is disclosed. The method comprises receiving from a remote host a request to perform an operation with respect to content associated with a set of managed content and obtaining information required to respond to the request. The method further comprises providing in response to the request a content locator usable to perform the requested operation through direct communication with a content system through which the content is accessible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Open Text Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander Oscherov, Victor Spivak, Eric Lundblad, Alex Treyger
  • Patent number: 10394917
    Abstract: System, apparatus, user equipment, and associated computer program and computing methods are provided for suggesting websites that are relevant based on the user's browsing history and past search results. In one aspect, a hosted computer application stores the user's browsing history and search results using a cloud-based storage facility, and computing methods, using machine learning techniques, are operative to predict websites the user may want to visit next. Example machine learning techniques may be configured to identify patterns and map data elements in order to predict which website(s) the user might like to visit in a search/browsing session. The training of example machine learning techniques is driven by user interaction, e.g., allowing the removal of non-relevant or less relevant websites from the suggested websites via a suitable user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: WEBUSAL LLC
    Inventors: Paul Greenwood, Elizabeth Leigh Nielsen
  • Patent number: 10339375
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems, methods and computer readable media for classification of documents using a location hierarchy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventors: Roger Henry Castillo, Brian Andrew Humphrey
  • Patent number: 10298597
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, a system for evaluating published content is provided. The system includes at least one processor and a plurality of components including instructions executable by the at least one processor. The components include a reporting component and an evaluation component. The reporting component is to receive a communication from one of a plurality of users of a network-based system, the communication identifying content accessible via the network-based system as objectionable. An evaluation component is to evaluate the identified content based on a reputation value of the one of the plurality of users to determine an action to take with respect to the identified content. The reputation value is based at least in part on a history of objectionable content reporting by the one of the plurality of users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Neelakantan Sundaresan, Hendrick Lee
  • Patent number: 10289456
    Abstract: A bot conflict-resolution service agent (BCRSA) for addressing conflicts between bots in a target domain is disclosed. The BCRSA is configured to receive data from a target domain that includes changes made to a content of the target domain, analyze the data to identify a first change made to the content by a first bot and a second change made to the content by a second bot, determine based on the analysis that the first and second changes conflict, determine that the first and second bots are in conflict, select an amelioration action to be executed to resolve the conflict between the first and second bots from a plurality of available amelioration actions, and resolve the conflict by executing the selected amelioration action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas D. Erickson, Clifford A. Pickover, Komminist Weldemariam
  • Patent number: 10255348
    Abstract: An information managing device detects target management information to manage the target management information held by each of a plurality of information holding servers connected to the information managing device via a network, and generates link information for accessing the detected target management information via the network. Next, the information managing device obtains accompanying information accompanying to the target management information from each of the plurality of information holding servers, and classifies the accompanying information in accordance with the predefined layer structure. Subsequently, the link information is displayed on a display in association with the classified accompanying information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Pubcen Inc.
    Inventor: Takao Sato
  • Patent number: 10242102
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an entry management module may receive a set of entries, each entry of the set of entries including a time-stamp value and a path identifier to a data object having content that may be changed. An entry selection module may select a first entry from the set of entries based on a first time-stamp value of the first entry, the first time-stamp value identifying a first time being no later than other times identified by time-stamp values of other entries. A crawler module may retrieve first content from a first data object using a first path identifier of the first entry. A freshness module may calculate a first updated timestamp value using a first freshness value, the first freshness value indicating a priority to retrieve possibly changed content from the first data object, the first updated time-stamp value replacing the first time-stamp value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naor Rosenberg, Benny Zilberstein, Eli Cohen
  • Patent number: 10230755
    Abstract: In some embodiments, techniques for displaying a URL comprise receiving a URL; normalizing the URL, wherein normalizing the URL includes standardizing an encoding of a character contained in the URL; determining a first element of the URL, wherein the first element of the URL includes a domain; determining a second element of the URL; displaying the URL, wherein displaying the URL includes emphasizing the first element of the URL, and wherein emphasizing the first element of the URL includes displaying the first element of the URL using a first font attribute; and wherein displaying the URL includes displaying a first portion of the second element of the URL using a second font attribute and eliding a second portion of the second element of the URL; and responsive to an interaction with a user interface element, providing a view of the URL in its entirety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Aaron Emigh, James Roskind
  • Patent number: 10178195
    Abstract: An origin server has been registered, or is in the process of being registered, for a proxied service that includes changing Domain Name System (DNS) configurations such that certain network traffic is proxied at a proxy server instead of that traffic being received directly at the origin server. The service checks the configuration and determines if there is any flaw in the configuration that may cause information about the origin server (e.g., the IP address of the origin server) to be leaked. Upon finding a flaw in the configuration, the service may notify the origin server and/or the operator of the origin server that the information may be leaked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: CLOUDFLARE, INC.
    Inventor: Evan Johnson
  • Patent number: 10095784
    Abstract: A system for synonym generation and/or identification can be utilized to make a search engine more effective in finding relevant search results. In embodiments, a synonym generation system includes a phrase vector module, a vector similarity module, and a vector filter module. Candidate synonym phrase pairs are selected from data sources for analysis. Data sources may include a log of search queries, a corpus of web text, and a set of merchant descriptions of products. The data sources may be analyzed with respect to the phrase pairs to generate vector representations of the phrase pairs. The vector representations may then be analyzed to determine a similarity vector. The similarity vector allows the synonym generation system to filter synonyms from the candidate phrase pairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Bloomreach, Inc.
    Inventors: Apurva Kumar Gupta, Ashutosh Garg, Antariksh Bothale
  • Patent number: 10074194
    Abstract: An image rendering system having an image rendition module to determine formats of an image and a rendering theme and in response to these formats meeting a predetermined condition, parse the image into a plurality of image components and display at least one of the plurality of image components with a fill color as a background color of the rendering theme and with an alternate color of the rendering theme as an outline color of the at least one component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Stephanie L. Horn, Darrin D. House, Jie Li, Ancuta I. Zaharia, Haitao He, Constance W. Gervais
  • Patent number: 10061847
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to systems and methods for the secure management of electronic information relating to a user. In certain embodiments, systems and methods disclosed herein may allow for personal information related to a user to be used in connection with information targeting systems and methods configured to match and/or target information for delivery to a user based on the user's interests. In some embodiments, personal information relating to a user may be stored and/or managed in a personal ontology graph or other data structure including, among other things, various inferred interests of the user derived from available personal information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Intertrust Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Irfan Mohammed, Dennis Su, David Maher, Yiming Ma, Rudi Cilibrasi, Julien Bellanger
  • Patent number: 9967217
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and a device for displaying instant messaging messages. The method includes detecting that an instant messaging message to be displayed includes a hyperlink; when it is detected that the instant messaging message comprises the hyperlink, pulling out abstract information corresponding to the hyperlink; filling the pulled-out abstract information in an inserted control; and displaying the instant messaging message as well as the control. The device includes a detection module, a pulling module and a display module. The invention is able to display to users the content of the hyperlink contained in the instant messaging message, therefore improving the usability and interactivity of the Instant Messenger and raising the users' experiences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Tielei Peng, Yu Ku
  • Patent number: 9961181
    Abstract: Systems and methods for customizing mobile applications are provided. The systems and methods may include storing one or more computers, an identifier associated with (i) a user and (ii) an entity with whom the user is affiliated; receiving a mobile application request; facilitating delivery of a mobile application to a mobile device associated with the user; receiving the identifier; and directing a delivery of customization information for customizing the mobile application of the mobile device, the customization information associated with one or both of the user or the entity with whom the user is affiliated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: FISERV, INC.
    Inventors: Edward Branton Massey, Karl Howard Chaffey, Jonathan Eric Drudge, Calvin Grimes, Bradley Shayle Scott, Amelia Slaughter Wilkinson
  • Patent number: 9922022
    Abstract: Automatic generation of a document template based on recognized composition element patterns in documents associated with a user is provided. Composition elements used in documents are typically unique to a particular user or to a group of users. An automated template generation system detects composition element patterns in documents associated with the user, and generates and provides one or more useful and relevant templates comprising composition elements consistent with subsets of composition elements used in previously created documents. Generating a document template based on composition element patterns in documents associated with the user improves the user experience, reduces the use of bandwidth, memory, and processing power to reuse composition elements between documents. Additionally, providing user-relevant templates helps to ensure consistency across documents created by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC.
    Inventors: James Squires Masson, Shikha Devesh Desai, Theresa Ann Estrada, Michelle Elena Keslin, Yu Been Lee, Allison Anne Whilden, Enrique J. Dominguez
  • Patent number: 9892391
    Abstract: A system and method for selling software products over a network. The system includes a server computer with access to software products. The system is configured to allow a user to purchase a subscription for the periodic acquisition of selected software products. In one embodiment, as part of the subscription, the user pays an amount during selected billing intervals. In return, the system issues to the user a number of credits for downloading at no additional charge at least one of the software products during a credit interval, which may be equal in length to the billing interval. In one embodiment, the system debits a number of credits in response to fulfilling a user's purchase request. The system may be also configured to deduct credits that are not used within selected credit intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew C. Wright
  • Patent number: 9892394
    Abstract: A system and method for selling software products over a network. The system includes a server computer with access to software products. The system is configured to allow a user to purchase a subscription for the periodic acquisition of selected software products. In one embodiment, as part of the subscription, the user pays an amount during selected billing intervals. In return, the system issues to the user a number of credits for downloading at no additional charge at least one of the software products during a credit interval, which may be equal in length to the billing interval. In one embodiment, the system debits a number of credits in response to fulfilling a user's purchase request. The system may be also configured to deduct credits that are not used within selected credit intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew C. Wright
  • Patent number: 9892395
    Abstract: A system and method for selling software products over a network. The system includes a server computer with access to software products. The system is configured to allow a user to purchase a subscription for the periodic acquisition of selected software products. In one embodiment, as part of the subscription, the user pays an amount during selected billing intervals. In return, the system issues to the user a number of credits for downloading at no additional charge at least one of the software products during a credit interval, which may be equal in length to the billing interval. In one embodiment, the system debits a number of credits in response to fulfilling a user's purchase request. The system may be also configured to deduct credits that are not used within selected credit intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew C. Wright
  • Patent number: 9892392
    Abstract: A system and method for selling software products over a network. The system includes a server computer with access to software products. The system is configured to allow a user to purchase a subscription for the periodic acquisition of selected software products. In one embodiment, as part of the subscription, the user pays an amount during selected billing intervals. In return, the system issues to the user a number of credits for downloading at no additional charge at least one of the software products during a credit interval, which may be equal in length to the billing interval. In one embodiment, the system debits a number of credits in response to fulfilling a user's purchase request. The system may be also configured to deduct credits that are not used within selected credit intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew C. Wright
  • Patent number: 9854285
    Abstract: A processing device computes scores for a plurality of media items. A score for a media item is computed based on a plurality of positive user actions associated with the media item. The media items are ranked based on the scores. One or more of the media items that have not been featured by any source external to the content hosting platform are identified. A popular media item data set is then created, based on the ranking, with highest ranked media items that have been featured by at least one source external to the content hosting platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Tim Dasilva, Philo Juang
  • Patent number: 9846729
    Abstract: Performing a user initiated search query is disclosed and comprises receiving user input comprising description details of at least one desired object, retrieving a plurality of objects from a database sharing one or more of the description details of the user input, constructing a tree data structure based on the description details of the plurality of objects, the tree data structure comprising one or more attributes related to each of the plurality of objects retrieved, displaying visual images associated with the retrieved plurality of objects, the visual images matching at least one of the attributes related to the plurality of objects, and receiving a user selection of one or more of the visual images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Open Invention Network LLC
    Inventors: Farid Khafizov, Margarita Khafizova
  • Patent number: 9832196
    Abstract: A network monitoring device for improved filtering of access, from a secure internal network, to an unsecured network is provided. The network monitoring device may identify keywords associated with network addresses to which access should not be granted to users of a secure network internal to a business enterprise. In turn, the network monitoring device may attempt to access URLs associated with the identified keywords, and if access is granted, execute processes to update access permissions to unsecured network locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Pratibha Sharma, Tusnin Das, Kedarnath Shukla, Sarmistha Muduly