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Recent patent applications related to Yahoo Inc. Yahoo Inc is listed as an Agent/Assignee. Note: Yahoo Inc may have other listings under different names/spellings. We're not affiliated with Yahoo Inc, we're just tracking patents.

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12/25/14 / #20140380199

System and method for contextually enriching content of a referrer page when returning from a landing page

Methods and systems for providing content on a webpage includes rendering a webpage having a plurality of page areas. Each of the plurality of page areas is associated with an entity having display content. ... Yahoo Inc

12/25/14 / #20140379746

System and method for providing topic cluster based updates

The present invention is directed towards a method and system for providing a recommendation set. The method and system includes determining various topic clusters from single topic clusters. ... Yahoo Inc

12/25/14 / #20140379607

Delivery management apparatus and recording medium

A delivery management apparatus includes a delivery information reception unit that receives from a sender information about a shipping deposit location relating to a delivery item, and receives from a recipient information about a receipt location relating to the delivery item; a delivery person determination unit that communicates at least the information about the shipping deposit location and the information about the receipt location to users in order to recruit a user desiring to perform delivery, and determines a delivery person from applicant users; and a delivery procedure communication unit that at least communicates to the delivery person information used for pickup of the delivery item from the shipping deposit location or from a relay storage location and information used for storage in the relay storage location or in the receipt location, and communicates to the recipient information used for pickup of the delivery item from the receipt location.. . ... Yahoo Inc

12/25/14 / #20140379510

Auction apparatus, auction method, storage medium, and auction system

An auction apparatus includes a reception unit, an item information obtaining unit, a selling information generation unit, and an auction execution unit. The reception unit receives selling request including item id and user id. ... Yahoo Inc

12/25/14 / #20140379494

Auction apparatus and auction method

An auction apparatus according to the application includes a communication unit and an auction providing unit. The communication unit communicates with a communication network. ... Yahoo Inc

12/25/14 / #20140379493

Auction apparatus and auction method

An auction apparatus according to the application includes a plan receiving unit and an auction providing unit. The plan receiving unit receives plan information indicating a plan of content from a content creator who creates the content. ... Yahoo Inc

12/25/14 / #20140379492

Auction apparatus and auction method

An auction apparatus according to the application includes a plan receiving unit and a providing unit. The plan receiving unit gradually receives plan information indicating a plan of content from a content creator who creates the content a plurality of times. ... Yahoo Inc

12/25/14 / #20140379491

Auction apparatus and auction method

An auction apparatus according to the application includes a plan receiving unit and an auction providing unit. The plan receiving unit receives plan information indicating a plan of content from a content creator who creates the content. ... Yahoo Inc

12/25/14 / #20140379488

Advertisement distribution management apparatus, advertisement distribution system, and advertisement distribution management method

An advertisement distribution management apparatus in an embodiment includes a distribution management unit. The distribution management unit selectively executes a first operating mode selecting a distribution source apparatus of advertising content for an advertisement request from among the advertisement distribution apparatuses on the basis of a given condition and a second operating mode defining a specific advertisement distribution apparatus as the distribution source apparatus from among the advertisement distribution apparatuses depending on a user making the advertisement request. ... Yahoo Inc

12/25/14 / #20140379479

Advertisement provision management apparatus, advertisement provision management method, and recording medium

There is provided an advertisement provision management apparatus including an information acquisition unit and a content selection unit. The information acquisition unit acquires, from a portable terminal that is present in the vicinity of a digital signage terminal installed at any location, identification information of the portable terminal and use information of the portable terminal. ... Yahoo Inc

12/25/14 / #20140379463

Advertisement distribution management apparatus, advertisement distribution system, and advertisement distribution management method

An advertisement distribution management apparatus according to an embodiment includes an estimation unit, an assignment unit, an inquiry unit, and a selection unit. The estimation unit estimates an expected profit value in a case in which advertising content is distributed by a first advertisement distribution apparatus in response to an advertisement request. ... Yahoo Inc

12/25/14 / #20140379446

Information management device, information management system, information management method, and recording medium

An information management device includes a storage unit that stores distribution information representing whether shop information has been distributed. The information management device includes a determining unit that determines whether the shop information has been distributed when a request for distributing of the shop information from a first user to a second user is received. ... Yahoo Inc

12/25/14 / #20140379159

Electric power retail management apparatus and electric power retailing management method

An electric power retail management apparatus according to an embodiment includes an adjustment parameter calculating unit and an adjustment parameter transmitting unit. The adjustment parameter calculating unit calculates a total electric power adjustment parameter, which balances electric power generation amounts of power generators and the electric power consumption amounts of electric power customers, for each of the electric power generators on the basis of conditions of the electric power generation amounts of the electric power generators and the electric power consumption amounts of the electric power customers existing in a single region. ... Yahoo Inc

12/25/14 / #20140375450

Accompaniment determination apparatus, accompaniment determination method, and computer readable storage medium

An accompaniment determination apparatus includes a past sensor information memory configured to store past sensor information, the past sensor information acquired by sensors respectively worn by two or more users, a sensor information receiver configured to receive sensor information from the sensor worn by each of two or more users, an accompanying user determiner configured to determine at a determination time point whether two or more users are accompanying each other, using the past sensor information and the received sensor information, and an output unit configured to output information indicating a result of the determining. The accompaniment determination apparatus thus determines on a real-time basis whether the two or more users are accompanying each other using the sensor information without collecting position information.. ... Yahoo Inc

12/25/14 / #20140375126

Electric power retail management apparatus and electric power retail management method

An electric power retail management apparatus according to an embodiment includes a power generation source selection unit. The power generation source selection unit selects, as a power generation source for supplying electric power corresponding to an amount of electric power supplied to each of electric power consumers, one or more power generation sources of which one or more types are selected by each of the electric power consumers from among a plurality of power generation sources for each electric power consumer on the basis of an amount of electric power supplied from the power generation sources.. ... Yahoo Inc

12/18/14 / #20140373030

Method and system for recording and replaying user sessions in browser based applications

A computer-implemented method for recording and replaying user sessions in browser based applications includes initiating a user session as a result of a user accessing an application in a web browser. The computer-implemented method also includes attaching an event handler to the application as a replacement for an original event handler. ... Yahoo Inc

12/18/14 / #20140372951

Systems and methods for image-based recommendations

An image-based recommendation system provides a first set of selectable images to a user and receives user selections from the first set of images. If a user selects a single image from the first set of images, the product page associated with the selected image is transmitted to the user. ... Yahoo Inc

12/18/14 / #20140372926

Smart drag-and-drop

Methods and apparatus are described for manipulating objects in a user interface. The user interface includes a first interface object operable to be selected and moved within the user interface. ... Yahoo Inc

12/18/14 / #20140372415

Method and system for identifying and delivering enriched content

Methods, systems and programming for providing content. In one example, a request for content is received from a user. ... Yahoo Inc

12/18/14 / #20140372229

Method and system for automatically pausing advertisements based on user attention

A computer-implemented method for automatically pausing advertisements based on user attention includes rendering a digital video to a user, in response to the user initiating the digital video through a web multimedia player. The computer-implemented method also includes streaming an advertisement to the user once the user begins to watch the digital video and monitoring the user attention as the user watches the advertisement. ... Yahoo Inc

12/18/14 / #20140372212

Relevance index correction apparatus and relevance index correction method

A relevance index correction apparatus includes an attribute information obtainer, a relevance index generator, and a specific relevance index calculator. The attribute information obtainer obtains, in response to selection of a specific piece of advertisement information that is to be posted on a web page, attribute information related to the specific piece of advertisement information. ... Yahoo Inc

12/18/14 / #20140372210

Method and system for serving advertisements related to segments of a media program

A system and method that receives, over a network (e.g., from a client device), an audio clip associated with a portion of a media program, determines, based on the audio clip, that the media program is a specific media program, determines a product associated with a segment of the specific media program, determines a keyword associated with the product, submits the keyword to an advertisement platform for use in a keyword auction, receives an advertisement from the advertisement platform, and communicates the advertisement to a client device at a predetermined time.. . ... Yahoo Inc

12/18/14 / #20140372207

Profit index value generation system and profit index value generation method

A profit index value generation system includes a profit index value calculating unit. The profit index value calculating unit calculates a profit index value related to a link destination web page in accordance with (i) a selection probability value that indicates a probability of selection of link information, the link information being posted on a link source web page displayed on a display screen of a terminal and being linked to the link destination web page on which advertisement information is posted, and (ii) an expected profit value that indicates an amount of profit which is expected to be generated as a result of the advertisement information being displayed on the display screen together with the link destination web page.. ... Yahoo Inc








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