Yahoo Patent Grants

Dynamic embedded video player

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9547725
In a client-server system where a client system presents a browser for user interaction, a browser user interface includes functionality for handling dynamic interface elements received by the browser in connection with received pages, presented as part of the browser user interface and modified in response to selected user input without requiring further interaction with a server. In addition to, or in place of, dynamic interface elements such as slide sheets, the browser user interface…

Designing operations interface to enhance situational awareness

Granted: January 10, 2017
Patent Number: 9542292
Enhancing situational awareness in operations management includes: generating a user interface incorporating multiple display interfaces; receiving event data for a plurality of events monitored by an operator viewing the multiple display interfaces; receiving context data for the plurality of events, wherein the context data is received from multiple sources; matching the plurality of the events with the context data; determining the events which the operator must handle as priority…

Contextually aware web application platform

Granted: January 10, 2017
Patent Number: 9542384
In an example embodiment, the appearance and/or operation of a web application may be modified based, at least in part, on one or more contextual elements of a web page.

Automatic image piling

Granted: January 10, 2017
Patent Number: 9542619
A system for determining piles comprises an interface and a processor. The interface is configured to receive an image. The processor is configured to determine one or more attributes of the image; to determine whether the image is a member of a top of a hierarchy based at least in part on the attributes. In the event it is determined that the image is a member of the top of the hierarchy: determine a set of elements of the hierarchy the image is a member of, based at least in part on…

Digital media playback instruction distribution device, method, and program that calculate a digital media playback delay and distribute a delay instruction with website content

Granted: January 10, 2017
Patent Number: 9544342
Digital media playback instruction distribution devices, methods, and programs access a memory storing content data, the content data including website content for distribution to a remote terminal, the website content including a display area for displaying digital media. The devices, methods, and programs receive a request for the stored web content from the remote terminal, calculate a time period over which a user of the remote terminal is estimated to need to browse the website…

Services access for mobile devices

Granted: January 10, 2017
Patent Number: 9544771
Briefly, embodiments of methods and/or systems of services access through progressive registration via a mobile device.

Blog-based video summarization

Granted: January 3, 2017
Patent Number: 9535988
Methods, apparatuses and systems directed to summarizing video or other multimedia content based on the blogging activities of one or more users. In one implementation, a user may select a video and one or more blogs that annotate various segments of the video. A user may specify one or more desired attributes of the blog or comment entries, which a system processes to create an edit decision list. The edit decision list can be used to generate a summarized version of the multimedia…

Live previews for multitasking and state management

Granted: December 27, 2016
Patent Number: 9529783
Invoked states of one or more activities invoked in a web application is detected. The web application is configured to display, in a foreground, a current activity on a client device. On the client device, display of a multitask preview interface that includes one or more live previews is caused. Each live preview of the one or more live previews corresponds to an invoked state of an activity of the one or more activities. The one or more live previews includes a particular live preview…

Media or content tagging determined by user credibility signals

Granted: December 27, 2016
Patent Number: 9529822
Briefly, one or more embodiments of methods, apparatuses or systems for media or content tagging are described.

Methods and systems for ranking items on a presentation area based on binary outcomes

Granted: December 27, 2016
Patent Number: 9529858
A method includes accessing a number of cards from a database. The cards are ranked in the database based on a test conducted on a number of users. The cards are associated with one or more rule states. The one or more rule states provide binary outcomes of one or more rules. Each rule is identified using a code. The test is conducted by presenting different random sequences of the cards to different users and receiving inputs from the number of users. The method further includes…

Jabba-type contextual tagger

Granted: December 27, 2016
Patent Number: 9530094
Example methods, apparatuses, or articles of manufacture are disclosed that may be implemented, in whole or in part, using one or more computing devices to facilitate or otherwise support one or more processes or operations for a Jabba-type contextual tagger.

Server, distribution information generation method, and recording medium

Granted: December 27, 2016
Patent Number: 9531821
A server includes a terminal information acquisition unit, a region specifying unit, and a distribution information generation unit. The terminal information acquisition unit acquires from each of a plurality of first terminal devices, terminal information including measurement information used to calculate a distance from each of second terminal devices to each of the plurality of first terminal devices for each second terminal device present near the first terminal device and position…

Client side browser notification

Granted: December 20, 2016
Patent Number: 9524509
Briefly, embodiments of methods or systems for client side browser notification are disclosed.

Advertisement delivery management apparatus and advertisement delivery management method

Granted: December 20, 2016
Patent Number: 9524512
An advertisement delivery management apparatus according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes a prediction information storage unit, an acquisition unit and an allocation unit. The prediction information storage unit stores information including user attributes of a plurality of delivery target users predicted as future advertisement delivery destinations. The acquisition unit acquires a plurality of order requests designating user attributes and the numbers of deliveries.…

Display screen with graphical user interface

Granted: December 13, 2016
Patent Number: D774056

Media content enrichment using an adapted object detector

Granted: December 13, 2016
Patent Number: 9519659
Disclosed herein are a system, method and architecture for media content enrichment. A visual object detector is trained using a training data set and an existing visual object detector. The newly-adapted visual object detector may be used to detect a visual object belonging to a class of visual object. The existing object detector that is used to train the adapted object detector detects a class of visual objects different from the visual object class detected by the adapted object…

User trustworthiness

Granted: December 13, 2016
Patent Number: 9519682
Embodiments are directed towards generating a unified user account trustworthiness system through user account trustworthiness scores. A trusted group of user accounts may be identified for a given action by grouping a plurality of user accounts into tiers based on a trustworthiness score of each user account for the given action. The tiers and/or trustworthiness scores may be employed to classify an item, such as a message as spam or non-spam, based on input from the user accounts. The…

Collecting and presenting data including links from communications sent to or from a user

Granted: December 6, 2016
Patent Number: 9514466
Information is presented to a user of a user device by a method including: collecting data relating to communications sent to or from the user, including to or from a first person, each communication including a link of a plurality of links; generating personal profiles from the collected data, the profiles comprising a first personal profile of the first person and including a first link of the plurality of links; and presenting the first personal profile to the user, comprising…