Yahoo Patent Grants

Traveler recommendations

Granted: November 29, 2022
Patent Number: 11514500
One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods for providing recommendations to travelers are provided. For example, locational data associated with a device of a user is evaluated to identify a set of location points at which the device was located over time. Location point pairings are generated from the set of location points, where a location point pairing may comprise a departure location point and an arrival location point. The location point pairings are filtered based…

Building profiles for clusters with smart union of individual profiles

Granted: November 29, 2022
Patent Number: 11514081
A system for generating a cluster profile is provided. The system may include a server and a database. The server may be configured to receive event information from a plurality of consumer devices. The database may store a plurality of member profiles. The server may be configured to retrieve the member profiles from the database and may determine a subset of member profiles to associate with a cluster; the server may calculate an intersection of the facts from the subset of member…

Automated materialized view table generation and maintenance

Granted: November 29, 2022
Patent Number: 11514030
One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods for automated materialized view table generation and maintenance are provided. A log, comprising queries and latencies of processing the queries, is evaluated to identify a list of combinations of fields that occur greater than a threshold frequency and/or occur in queries having latencies greater than a threshold latency. A materialized view generation script is executed against a main database to generate a materialized view table…

Method and system for managing resource utilization based on reinforcement learning

Granted: November 29, 2022
Patent Number: 11513866
The present teaching relates to managing computing resources. In one example, information about resource utilization on a computing node is received from the computing node. Available resource on the computing node is determined based on the information. A model generated in accordance with reinforcement learning based on simulated training data is obtained. An adjusted available resource is generated based on the available resource and the model with respect to the computing node. The…

Systems and methods for syndicated distribution of electronic content

Granted: November 22, 2022
Patent Number: 11509714
Systems and methods are disclosed for online distribution of content by receiving, from a user's mobile device, a request for a web page hosted by a publisher's CMS; applying a rules engine to analyze a received URL according to a set of rules identifying one or more website types and/or referrers; if the received URL satisfies the rules engine, redirecting the received request to a syndication server system hosted within a global CDN; adding a URL of the web page to a missing content…

Method and system for providing query suggestions based on user feedback

Granted: November 22, 2022
Patent Number: 11507624
Methods, systems and programming for providing query suggestions based on user feedback. In one example, a prefix of a query is first received. An input including a prefix of a query is received from a user in a search session. A plurality of query suggestions are fetched based on the prefix of the query. Rankings of the plurality of query suggestions are determined based, at least in part, on the user's previous interactions in the search session with respect to at least one of the…

Tree-like metadata structure for composite datasets

Granted: November 22, 2022
Patent Number: 11507554
Disclosed are embodiments for generating metadata files for composite datasets. In one embodiment, a method is disclosed comprising generating a tree representing a plurality of datasets; parsing the tree into an algebraic representation of the tree; identifying a plurality of terms in the algebraic representation, each term in the terms comprising at least two factors, each of the two factors associated with a dataset in the plurality of datasets; generating a metadata object of the…

Securing digital content using separately authenticated hidden folders

Granted: November 15, 2022
Patent Number: 11501019
Systems and methods for securing digital content using hidden folders are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method comprises displaying an application, the application including a user interface for displaying digital content items and receiving input events; monitoring keystrokes entered by a user of the client device while the application is displayed; generating a candidate passcode based on the keystrokes; determining that the candidate passcode is a valid passcode has been entered…

Identifying fraudulent requests for content

Granted: November 15, 2022
Patent Number: 11503071
One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods are provided. A request for content associated with a device and/or a set of request information associated with the request for content may be received. A content item may be transmitted to the device. A set of client information associated with the device may be received. The set of client information may be analyzed to determine a fraudulence label associated with the request for content. Fraud detection information generated…

Systems and methods for establishing sender-level trust in communications using sender-recipient pair data

Granted: November 15, 2022
Patent Number: 11503041
Systems and methods are disclosed for utilizing sender-recipient pair data to establish sender-level trust in future communication. One method comprises receiving raw communication data over a network and testing the received raw communication data against trained machine learning data to predict whether the raw communication data is associated with expected communication data. The raw communication data is sorted for expected communication data, which is further analyzed for…

Systems and methods for managing secure sharing of online data

Granted: November 8, 2022
Patent Number: 11496455
Systems and methods are disclosed for managing online advertising data secure sharing. One method includes receiving, at a server, a request for proprietary data from a data consumer, the request including a data consumer identifier; retrieving, from a database of proprietary data, proprietary data based on the request; determining, by the server, whether the retrieved proprietary data is at least one of: designated to be processed and designated to have privileges set; processing, by…

Systems and methods for online content recommendation

Granted: November 8, 2022
Patent Number: 11494666
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…

Method and system for data mining

Granted: November 8, 2022
Patent Number: 11494393
The present teaching relates to method and system for generating a stream of content items. A plurality of entities associated with a time-window are obtained, wherein each entity of the plurality of entities is associated with at least one content item. For each entity, a first parameter with respect to the time-window, a second parameter with respect to previous time-windows, and a trendiness score based on a function of the first parameter and the second parameter are respectively…

System and method for self-destructing messages

Granted: November 1, 2022
Patent Number: 11489800
Disclosed are systems and methods for automatically deleting messages from a recipient's inbox. The disclosed systems and methods provide the ability for automatic actions to be taken on delivered messages based on a passage of time. This enables a sender of messages, email service provider and/or email platform to exert control over sent messages to limit the number and type of operations that may be performed on such messages. For example, operations such as saving, forwarding,…

Tracking user interaction with a stream of content

Granted: November 1, 2022
Patent Number: 11488213
A seemingly infinite and continuous stream of online content can be tracked by a movement tracker that can track an amount of movement of a stream of content. For example, such a movement tracker can track the amount of movement per session of a client-side application, such as per session of a web browser. In an example, the tracking of the movement can occur by tracking a measurable parameter of the stream that indicates the amount of movement, such as scroll distance. The movement…

Systems and methods for forecasting based on categorized user membership probability

Granted: November 1, 2022
Patent Number: 11488183
Systems and methods are disclosed for determining an estimate of available user impressions on a network, comprising receiving a request for an estimate of available user impressions for viewing one or more media elements on a network, the request comprising one or more viewer demographic group limitations. A request may be received to include deterministic users and probabilistic users in the estimate of available user impressions. A number of deterministic users may be determined based…

Collaborative personalization via simultaneous embedding of users and their preferences

Granted: November 1, 2022
Patent Number: 11488028
A method is provided, including: processing interactions by a plurality of users with a plurality of content items, the content items being provided over a network in response to user requests received over the network, wherein each content item is associated with one or more entities; for each user, determining a user entity set that includes entities associated with content items with which the user interacted; embedding the users and the entities in a vector space, wherein the…

Data management device, data management method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

Granted: November 1, 2022
Patent Number: 11487729
A data management device is provided, which includes an interpreting unit that interprets an input record, and convert the input record to abstract expression by which a correspondence relation between a data item and data itself is recognizable; and a converting unit that stores, in a storage unit, a data set, in which the data itself and index information capable of identifying the record are associated, as column data for each of the data items.

System and method for learning scene embeddings via visual semantics and application thereof

Granted: October 25, 2022
Patent Number: 11481575
The present teaching relates to method, system, and programming for responding to an image related query. Information related to each of a plurality of images is received, wherein the information represents concepts co-existing in the image. Visual semantics for each of the plurality of images are created based on the information related thereto. Representations of scenes of the plurality of images are obtained via machine learning, based on the visual semantics of the plurality of…

Model for serving exploration traffic

Granted: October 25, 2022
Patent Number: 11481800
One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods for implementing a model for serving exploration traffic are provided. An amount of spend by a content provider to provide content items of the content provider through a content serving platform to client devices of users is determined. A number of exploration impressions of users viewing exploration content items of the content provider over a timespan is determined. A return on exploration impression metric is determined for the…