Yahoo Patent Applications

GRANULAR DATA FOR BEHAVIORAL TARGETING

Granted: May 18, 2017
Application Number: 20170140424
A method of targeting receives several granular events and preprocesses the received granular events thereby generating preprocessed data to facilitate construction of a model based on the granular events. The method generates a predictive model by using the preprocessed data. The predictive model is for determining a likelihood of a user action. The method trains the predictive model. A system for targeting includes granular events, a preprocessor for receiving the granular events, a…

DETERMINATION APPARATUS, DETERMINATION METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

Granted: April 20, 2017
Application Number: 20170111340
A determination apparatus according to an embodiment includes a receiving unit, an acquisition unit, and a determination unit. The receiving unit receives a request for authentication of identity of a user who uses a terminal device. The acquisition unit acquires context information that is information indicating a context of the terminal device. The determination unit performs determination related to authentication requested by the terminal device, on the basis of the context…

EXPLORATION OF REAL-TIME ADVERTISING DECISIONS

Granted: April 6, 2017
Application Number: 20170098236
Described herein are example systems and operations for enhancing response prediction and bidding decision making. A feature recommendation controller may include a factorization machine that generates a set of combinations of contextual and advertiser features yielding high expected response rates. A bidding controller may implement a multi-arm bandit system that uses Thompson sampling to select an optimal one of the feature combinations that corresponds to a highest expected response…

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ESTABLISHING AND UTILIZING A HIERARCHICAL BAYESIAN FRAMEWORK FOR AD CLICK THROUGH RATE PREDICTION

Granted: April 6, 2017
Application Number: 20170098240
The present disclosure relates to a computer system configured establish and utilize a database for online ad realization prediction in an ad display platform associated with N parties, wherein N is a positive integral greater than 1. The computer system is configured obtain a party hierarchy for each of the N parties including a plurality of features of the party; select a target ad display event including N features, each of the N features corresponding to a node in a party hierarchy;…

INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

Granted: March 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170082440
An information processing system according to the present application comprises a user terminal and a server apparatus, the user terminal including a magnetic field measuring unit that measures magnetic fields, a movement measuring unit that measures manners of movement, and an output unit that outputs the measured magnetic fields and results of the measurement performed by the movement measuring unit while associating each of the measured magnetic fields and a corresponding one of the…

INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

Granted: March 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170083933
An information processing device that performs navigation processing for searching a route to a destination and presenting a guide route in accordance with a search result includes an output control module that causes a voice output module to output, by voice, a voice advertisement or a questionnaire related to a voice advertisement based on a conversation with a user during the navigation processing.

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

Granted: March 16, 2017
Application Number: 20170075913
An information processing apparatus according to the embodiment includes a specifying unit, an acquisition unit, a determination unit, and a process unit. The specifying unit specifies two or more users that behave together. The acquisition unit acquires information on the two or more users specified by the specifying unit from a database that stores information on a plurality of users. The determination unit determines a relationship between the two or more users based on the…

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DYNAMICALLY PROVIDING ADVERTISEMENTS FOR COMPARISON

Granted: March 16, 2017
Application Number: 20170076327
The present teaching relates to providing dynamic advertisements for comparison. In one example, a request is received for selecting advertisement. The request incorporates a query. The query is analyzed to determine a category of product and determine one or more attributes of the category of product based on the query. At least one advertisement associated with the category of product is selected based on the one or more attributes and the request. An instruction on presentation of the…

INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, MOBILE TERMINAL, SERVER APPARATUS, METHOD FOR PROCESSING INFORMATION, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

Granted: March 16, 2017
Application Number: 20170076578
An information processing system includes an acquiring unit that acquires motion information indicating a current motion of a user, a determining unit that compares the motion information acquired by the acquiring unit with standard information indicating a motion of the user in a predetermined state to determine the presence or absence of a state change of the user, and a calculating unit that, when the determining unit determines that a state change is present, calculates an area that…

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR EXCHANGING CRYPTOGRAPHIC KEYS WITH AN UNAUTHENTICATED DEVICE

Granted: March 16, 2017
Application Number: 20170078090
The present teaching relates to exchanging a key with a device. In one example, a secret value is generated. A message is transmitted to the device. The message includes information related to the secret value based on which the device is to create a cryptographic key. A visual code displayed on the device is captured. The visual code includes a first piece of information and a second piece of information. A key value is generated based on the first piece of information and the secret…

PROVIDING DEVICE, TERMINAL DEVICE, PROVIDING METHOD, NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM, AND AUTHENTICATION PROCESSING SYSTEM

Granted: March 16, 2017
Application Number: 20170078100
A providing device according to the present application includes a detecting unit and a providing unit. The detecting unit detects a function, from among functions used for communication with an authentication server that authenticates the identity of a user by verifying a signature of authentication result information that is information created by adding the signature using a predetermined key to an authentication result obtained by an authentication device that performs personal…

MEASUREMENT DATA COLLECTING SYSTEM, TERMINAL DEVICE, SERVER DEVICE, MEASUREMENT DATA COLLECTING METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

Granted: March 16, 2017
Application Number: 20170078397
A measurement data collecting system includes a data receiving unit that receives first data measured by a first sensor and acquired at a mobile terminal, a measurement environment determining unit that determines environment of the mobile terminal when the first data is acquired based on second data measured by a second sensor and acquired at the mobile terminal. The measurement environment determining unit extracts first data in accordance with the environment from the first data…

INFORMATION PROVIDING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROVIDING METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

Granted: March 16, 2017
Application Number: 20170078844
An information providing apparatus according to an embodiment includes a specifying unit, a value determination unit, and an information providing unit. The specifying unit specifies a group of two or more users that behave together. The value determination unit determines value of the group specified by the specifying unit as an information provision destination. The information providing unit decides an information provision destination based on the value of the group determined by the…

SYSTEMS AND METHODS INVOLVING CREATION/DISPLAY/UTILIZATION OF INFORMATION MODULES, SUCH AS MIXED-MEDIA AND MULTIMEDIA MODULES

Granted: March 9, 2017
Application Number: 20170068310
Systems and methods consistent with the present innovations are directed to implementations involving creation, viewing, playing sharing and/or utilization of information modules, such as mixed-media modules. A processor communicates a mixed-media module creator interface to a first client device. The mixed-media module creator interface is configured to enable a first user of the first client device to create a mixed-media module, the mixed-media module comprising both an updatable…

Systems and Methods Involving Features of Creation/Viewing/Utilization of Information Modules Such as Mixed-Media Modules

Granted: March 9, 2017
Application Number: 20170068361
Systems and methods consistent with the present innovations are directed to implementations involving creation, viewing, playing, sharing and/or utilization of information modules, such as mixed-media modules.

GENERATION DEVICE, TERMINAL DEVICE, GENERATION METHOD, NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM, AND AUTHENTICATION PROCESSING SYSTEM

Granted: March 9, 2017
Application Number: 20170070352
A generation device according to the present application includes a storage unit and a generation unit. The storage unit stores information regarding an authentication module that carries out the authentication based on a result of the verification between registration data registered in advance and predetermined input data. The generation unit controls the generation of authentication result information which is information generated from the verification result acquired from the…

NOTIFICATION-NEEDED INFORMATION PRESENTING APPARATUS, NOTIFICATION-NEEDED INFORMATION PRESENTING METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

Granted: March 9, 2017
Application Number: 20170070605
The present application provides techniques including a notification-needed information presenting apparatus that includes at least one information presenting unit capable of presenting information to an occupant of a vehicle, a notification-needed information acquiring unit that acquires notification-needed information, which is information that the occupant needs to be notified of through the information presenting unit in relation to operation of the vehicle, an occupant behavior…

Systems and Methods Involving Features of Creation/Viewing/Utilization of Information Modules Such as Mixed-Media Modules

Granted: March 2, 2017
Application Number: 20170064277
Systems and methods consistent with the present innovations are directed to implementations involving creation, viewing, playing, sharing and/or utilization of information modules, such as mixed-media modules.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS INVOLVING FEATURES OF SEARCH AND/OR SEARCH INTEGRATION

Granted: February 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170053029
Systems and methods are disclosed for performing processing involved with search, such as processing search information to return search results. In one exemplary implementation, there is provided a method for processing information to return search results including mixed-media media presentation(s) selectable by a user. Moreover, such method may involve user interaction to manipulate the presentation, display various media and/or effect other functionality. Further implementations may…

AUTHENTICATION DEVICE, TERMINAL DEVICE, AUTHENTICATION METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

Granted: February 16, 2017
Application Number: 20170048224
An authentication device according to the present application includes an acquisition unit and an authentication unit. The acquisition unit acquires use states in a plurality of terminal devices used by a user. The authentication unit authenticates the user based on a combination of the use states of the terminal devices acquired by the acquisition unit. For example, the acquisition unit acquires the use states of the terminal devices within a predetermined period of time until a time…