Yahoo Patent Applications

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…

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

Granted: February 16, 2017
Application Number: 20170048351
A delivery apparatus according to the present application includes a receiving unit and a delivering unit. The receiving unit receives a delivery request for content from a terminal device. The delivering unit delivers the content corresponding to the delivery request, and user information that is related to a user who is using the terminal device and that is to be added to the content to the terminal device. For example, the delivering unit delivers the user information corresponding to…

TERMINAL APPARATUS, TERMINAL CONTROL METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

Granted: February 9, 2017
Application Number: 20170038920
A terminal apparatus according to the present application includes a receiving unit, a first display control unit, and a second display control unit. The receiving unit receives an operation to designate a first area. When the receiving unit has received the operation to designate the first area, the first display control unit displays first input candidates. When an operation to designate a second area has been received, the second display control unit displays second input candidates…

ESTIMATING APPARATUS, TRAVEL DIRECTION ESTIMATING METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

Granted: February 2, 2017
Application Number: 20170030717
According to one aspect of an embodiment, an estimating apparatus includes a detector that detects accelerations. The estimating apparatus includes an identifying unit that identifies a gravity direction using an average of the accelerations that the detector detects in a certain state. The estimating apparatus includes an estimating unit that estimates a travel direction based on the gravity direction that the identifying unit identifies from the accelerations that the detector detects.

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

Granted: February 2, 2017
Application Number: 20170032410
An information processing device according to the present application includes a detecting unit and a predicting unit. The detecting unit detects a move operation to move contents displayed on a display screen of the information processing device. The specifying unit specifies a focused region on which a user is focused for the display screen of the information processing device based on a result of the detection by the detecting unit.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTEXTUAL VIDEO ADVERTISEMENT SERVING IN GUARANTEED DISPLAY ADVERTISING

Granted: February 2, 2017
Application Number: 20170032424
The technologies described herein serve contextually relevant advertisements under a guaranteed advertisement campaign. A publisher retrieves a guaranteed advertisement campaign related to a webpage available for serving an advertisement, and identifies a set of advertisements relating to the guaranteed advertisement campaign. Advertisement selecting circuitry of the publisher determines whether an advertisement that is contextually relevant to content published at the webpage is present…

TRANSFERRING DEVICE AND TRANSFERRING SYSTEM

Granted: February 2, 2017
Application Number: 20170034245
A transferring device according to the present invention includes a receiving unit, a generating unit, and a transferring unit. The receiving unit receives, from a terminal device, an access request including identification information for identifying content that the terminal devices requests to access. The generating unit generates signature information from the identification information received by the receiving unit using a certain algorithm. The transferring unit instructs the…

INTEGRATED BUILDING BASED AIR HANDLER FOR SERVER FARM COOLING SYSTEM

Granted: January 26, 2017
Application Number: 20170027086
An air handler building structure is disclosed, which includes a floor, a plurality of lateral walls, a roof, and one or more openings located either on the roof or on at least one of the lateral walls. The lateral walls include a lower and an upper lateral walls opposing to each other having different respective heights determined in accordance with a ratio. The roof has a pitch consistent with the ratio associated with the lower and upper lateral walls. The shape of the building…

SOCIAL AGGREGATION COMMUNICATIONS

Granted: January 19, 2017
Application Number: 20170017996
The present invention provides techniques for utilizing opportunities presented by events and social gatherings, such as online advertisement targeting and communications related opportunities. Techniques are provided in which information is obtained that provides an indication that a set of users, including mobile electronic device users, are in a specified area, and indicating that at least some of the set of users are at a particular event or gathering. A virtual user grouping may be…

Bidding Systems and Methods For Minimizing The Cost Of Field Experiments Using Advertisement Exchanges

Granted: January 19, 2017
Application Number: 20170018009
Systems and methods are provided for minimizing the cost of field experiments using advertisement exchanges. The system includes circuitry configured to obtain a bidding opportunity to deliver a message from an exchange system, where the bidding opportunity comprises an impression candidate and user information associated with the impression candidate. The system includes circuitry configured to obtain at least one bidding parameters from the database, where the at least one bidding…

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

Granted: January 12, 2017
Application Number: 20170010791
An information processing apparatus according to the present application includes a cursor control unit, a display position change unit, and a range selection unit. When switching operation for switching to a selection mode for selecting characters included in a display region displayed in a display unit is detected, the cursor control unit displays another cursor different from a cursor displayed in the display region in the display region. When moving operation for moving the display…

Systems and Methods For Mobile Campaign Optimization Without Knowing User Identity

Granted: January 5, 2017
Application Number: 20170004524
Systems and methods are provided for mobile campaign optimization without knowing user identity. The system includes circuitry configured to obtain mobile application data about a mobile application from at least one mobile device. The system includes circuitry configured to generate a mobile application profile for the mobile application using the mobile application data. The system further includes circuitry configured to select at least one mobile application to show a mobile…

PREDICTION DEVICE, PREDICTION METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

Granted: December 29, 2016
Application Number: 20160379300
A prediction device according to the present application includes an acquisition unit and a prediction unit. The acquisition unit acquires information on a current price at which a target product is bid at an auction. The prediction unit predicts a price difference between the current price and a future price at which the target product is assumed to be bid after bidding at the current price based on the information on the current price acquired by the acquisition unit and a bid history…

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ONLINE CONTENT RECOMMENDATION

Granted: December 22, 2016
Application Number: 20160371589
The present disclosure relates to computer systems implementing methods for online content recommendation. The computer systems may be configured to receive a training sample from a first client device corresponding to a predefined feedback interacting with online content displayed on the first client device; update a preexisting training database in real-time based on the received training sample to generate an updated training sample, wherein prior to being updated based on the…

OUTLIER DATA DETECTION

Granted: December 15, 2016
Application Number: 20160364745
Online experimentation has been widely used to evaluate an effect of a new feature of an online product on user engagement. One challenge is that an existence of outliers can often complicate the analysis of such experimental results. Thus, a procedure is provided herein to detect and remove outliers from experimental results. The procedure can use statistical tests based on parametric distributions of sample maximum or minimum. These tests can be performed using an inward testing…

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING USER INTERESTS BASED ON A CORRESPONDENCE GRAPH

Granted: November 24, 2016
Application Number: 20160342705
The present teaching relates to determining user interests based on a correspondence graph. In one example, correspondences among a plurality of users are obtained. Connections among at least some of the plurality of users are identified based on the correspondences. A graph is constructed based on the identified connections. Each of the identified connections has a strength determined based on correspondences associated with the identified connection. One or more seed users are selected…

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

Granted: November 17, 2016
Application Number: 20160335556
A prediction device according to an embodiment includes an acquiring unit and a predicting unit. The acquiring unit acquires usage states of a plurality of terminals used by a user. The predicting unit predicts a context of the user on the basis of the usage states of the respective terminals acquired by the acquiring unit. For example, the acquiring unit acquires discrete data indicating the usage state of each of the terminals, and the predicting unit predicts the context of the user…

SYSTEMS AND METHODS RELATING TO DESIGN OF MOBILE APPLICATIONS FOR DISPLAY ADS ON A LARGER SCREEN SPACE

Granted: November 3, 2016
Application Number: 20160320864
Techniques are provided which facilitate mobile applications displaying advertisements on a larger screen space without worrying about screen clutter or interference with application functionality. Motion events are triggered once a computerized device detects a threshold magnitude of tilt along a first, second, and/or third coordinate axis. A graphical display is presented to the user which includes at least one advertisement. Several embodiments of the graphical display include a…

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MEASURING THE VIRALITY OF INTERNET CONTENT USING INDICES

Granted: November 3, 2016
Application Number: 20160321281
A system may measure the virality of content items on a network. The virality may be measured for Internet content using indices. Indices may be generated that represent the share or news worthiness of content. An indexer may monitor the content items and generate a score which may be used to identify which content items are most likely to receive a user access request or referral from the remote server. A logic generator may display visual elements as graphical representations of the…