Yahoo Patent Applications

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…

METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING MULTIPLE DEVICES BELONGING TO THE SAME GROUP

Granted: November 3, 2016
Application Number: 20160323239
The technologies described herein identify multiple electronic devices belonging to the same group. A computer system receives, from network accessing applications of a plurality of electronic devices, internet protocol (IP) trajectory information about the network accessing applications via a network. The IP trajectory information includes a user identifier, a list of IP addresses associated with each of the network accessing applications, and timestamps specifying times each of the…

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

Granted: October 20, 2016
Application Number: 20160307239
A generation apparatus includes an acquiring unit that acquires a first content to he displayed in a display area included in a predetermined content, and a second content that is provided by a provider different from a provider of the first content. The generation apparatus includes a generating unit that generates a third content, in which the first content and the second content arc superimposed such that at least a part of the second content is visible.

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

Granted: October 20, 2016
Application Number: 20160309223
A generation apparatus according to an embodiment includes an acquiring unit and a generating unit. The acquiring unit acquires information on usage of a moving image content used via a partial moving image that is used as a key image of the moving image content in a terminal device that is a distribution destination of the partial moving image. The generating unit generates a partial moving image corresponding to the moving image content on the basis of the information acquired by the…

TECHNIQUES FOR MODELING AGGREGATION RECORDS

Granted: September 22, 2016
Application Number: 20160275165
Techniques and technologies described herein can generate and provide identifiers, such as unique identifiers, for individual records of aggregate data. Such identifiers allow systems to cache and reuse individual records of aggregate data. Also, such identifiers can facilitate simpler analytic views of aggregate data.

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD

Granted: September 22, 2016
Application Number: 20160275546
An information processing apparatus includes a determination unit that determines the degree of familiarity between a user and an artifact that performs interactive interaction with the user, on the basis of at least one of the type and the amount of the user's action detected when the artifact is accompanied by the user, and a change unit that changes the content of the interaction in accordance with the degree of familiarity determined by the determination unit.

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING PROGRAM, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD

Granted: September 22, 2016
Application Number: 20160275549
An information processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes an acquisition unit and a prediction unit. The acquisition unit acquires user information including a number of distributions of an advertisement content to a user targeted for advertisement distribution. The prediction unit predicts an advertising effect of the advertisement content when the advertisement content is distributed to the user, based upon the user information acquired by the acquisition unit.

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

Granted: September 22, 2016
Application Number: 20160275572
An information processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes an accepting unit and a distributing unit. The accepting unit accepts a request for a web page from a terminal device. The distributing unit distributes a web page including an advertisement area with a size equal to or smaller than a predetermined ratio of a display screen size of the terminal device. Thus, the information processing apparatus can prevent a reduction in the click rate for advertisement information.

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

Granted: September 22, 2016
Application Number: 20160275806
A predicting apparatus according to the present application includes a correct answer generating unit and a second model generating unit. The correct answer generating unit generates correct answer information representing a response of each of one or more first targets to a given affair, based on a first model that is to be used for predicting the response to the affair, and on first information related to the first targets. The second model generating unit generates a second model that…

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

Granted: September 22, 2016
Application Number: 20160275992
An information processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes an extraction unit, an analysis unit, and a display processing unit. The extraction unit detects switching between scenes in a video content and extracts images of the respective scenes from the video content. The analysis unit analyzes temporal transition of acoustic information contained in the video content. The display processing unit displays a list of the images of the respective scenes extracted by the…

TERMINAL DEVICE, INFORMATION TRANSMISSION METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM

Granted: September 22, 2016
Application Number: 20160277273
A terminal device according to the present invention includes an application and a browser. The application includes a providing unit that provides the browser that is instructed by the application to perform a predetermined process with terminal information that is used to identify a terminal device and that is acquired by the application. The browser includes a sending unit that sends terminal information that is provided by the providing unit in the application and cookie information…

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, TERMINAL DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM

Granted: September 22, 2016
Application Number: 20160277477
An information processing apparatus according to the present invention includes an acquiring unit and an associating unit. The acquiring unit acquires, from an application, terminal information, which is used to identify a terminal device, and feature information, which is created on the basis of information that is allocated to the terminal device and that varies in accordance with the time elapsed, and acquires, from a browser, cookie information and the feature information.…