US Patent No: 6,321,221

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System, method and article of manufacture for increasing the user value of recommendations

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The invention includes a system, method and article of manufacture for generating a serendipity-weighted recommendation output set to a user based, at least in part, on a serendipity function. The system includes a processing system of one or more processors configured to receive applicable data that includes item recommendation data and community item popularity data. The processing system is also configured to produce a set of item serendipity control values in response to the serendipity function and the community item popularity data, and to combine the item recommendation data with the set of item serendipity control values to produce a serendipity-weighted and filtered recommendation output set. The method includes receiving applicable data by the processing system, including inputting item recommendation data and community item popularity data. The method further includes generating a set of item serendipity control values in response to the community item popularity data and a serendipity function, using the processing system, and combining the item recommendation data and the set of item serendipity control values to produce a serendipity-weighted and filtered item recommendation output set, also using the processing system. The invention also includes a computer readable medium having a having a set of program instructions physically embodied thereon, executable by a computer, to perform a method similar to the method described above.

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THALVEG DATA FLOW LLCEDINA, MN8

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Bieganski, Paul Minneapolis, MN 6 759

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7,899,712 Method and apparatus for facilitating online payment transactions in a network-based transaction facility 7 2006
7,587,359 Method and system for harvesting feedback and comments regarding multiple items from users of a network-based transaction facility 11 2007
8,612,297 Methods and systems for harvesting comments regarding events on a network-based commerce facility 3 2008
8,255,325 Method and apparatus for facilitating online payment transactions in a network-based transaction facility using multiple payment instruments 2 2009
9,183,309 System to generate related search queries 0 2012
8,635,098 Determining a community rating for a user using feedback ratings of related users in an electronic environment 2 2012
 
Aggregate Knowledge, Inc. (5)
* 2007/0208,729 Using cross-site relationships to generate recommendations 19 2006
8,032,714 Methods and systems for caching data using behavioral event correlations 5 2008
* 2009/0089,259 Methods and systems for caching data using behavioral event correlations 9 2008
8,200,677 System and method for the dynamic generation of correlation scores between arbitrary objects 2 2010
8,627,013 Methods and systems for caching data using behavioral event correlations 1 2011
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (1)
* 2008/0168,045 CONTENT RANK 9 2007
 
MyWorld, Inc. (1)
* 2013/0325,652 Commerce System and Method of Recommending Product for Consumer Based on Preferred Products of Other Consumers 0 2012
 
MICROSTRATEGY INCORPORATED (26)
7,340,040 System and method for real-time, personalized, dynamic, interactive voice services for corporate-analysis related information 117 1999
6,964,012 System and method for the creation and automatic deployment of personalized, dynamic and interactive voice services, including deployment through personalized broadcasts 121 1999
* 6,873,693 System and method for real-time, personalized, dynamic, interactive voice services for entertainment-related information 62 1999
6,850,603 System and method for the creation and automatic deployment of personalized dynamic and interactive voice services 137 1999
6,836,537 System and method for real-time, personalized, dynamic, interactive voice services for information related to existing travel schedule 106 1999
6,798,867 System and method for the creation and automatic deployment of personalized, dynamic and interactive voice services, with real-time database queries 95 1999
6,788,768 System and method for real-time, personalized, dynamic, interactive voice services for book-related information 104 1999
7,082,422 System and method for automatic transmission of audible on-line analytical processing system report output 34 1999
6,829,334 System and method for the creation and automatic deployment of personalized, dynamic and interactive voice services, with telephone-based service utilization and control 160 2000
6,765,997 System and method for the creation and automatic deployment of personalized, dynamic and interactive voice services, with the direct delivery of voice services to networked voice messaging systems 93 2000
7,440,898 System and method for the creation and automatic deployment of personalized, dynamic and interactive voice services, with system and method that enable on-the-fly content and speech generation 82 2000
7,197,461 System and method for voice-enabled input for use in the creation and automatic deployment of personalized, dynamic, and interactive voice services 81 2000
6,940,953 System and method for the creation and automatic deployment of personalized, dynamic and interactive voice services including module for generating and formatting voice services 107 2000
6,885,734 System and method for the creation and automatic deployment of personalized, dynamic and interactive inbound and outbound voice services, with real-time interactive voice database queries 171 2000
8,094,788 System and method for the creation and automatic deployment of personalized, dynamic and interactive voice services with customized message depending on recipient 15 2002
7,020,251 System and method for the creation and automatic deployment of personalized, dynamic and interactive voice services, with real-time drilling via telephone 37 2003
7,881,443 System and method for real-time, personalized, dynamic, interactive voice services for travel availability information 12 2003
6,977,992 System and method for the creation and automatic deployment of personalized, dynamic and interactive voice services, with real-time database queries 82 2004
7,486,780 System and method for the creation and automatic deployment of personalized, dynamic and interactive voice services, with telephone-based service utilization and control 67 2004
7,428,302 System and method for real-time, personalized, dynamic, interactive voice services for information related to existing travel schedule 80 2004
7,272,212 System and method for the creation and automatic deployment of personalized, dynamic and interactive voice services 119 2005
8,051,369 System and method for the creation and automatic deployment of personalized, dynamic and interactive voice services, including deployment through personalized broadcasts 14 2005
8,607,138 System and method for OLAP report generation with spreadsheet report within the network user interface 2 2005
9,208,213 System and method for network user interface OLAP report formatting 0 2005
8,321,411 System and method for management of an automatic OLAP report broadcast system 3 2008
8,995,628 System and method for the creation and automatic deployment of personalized, dynamic and interactive voice services with closed loop transaction processing 1 2012
 
LG ELECTRONICS INC. (5)
* 7,383,314 User preference information structure having multiple hierarchical structure and method for providing multimedia information using the same 6 2000
7,296,064 User preference information structure having multiple hierarchical structure and method for providing multimedia information using the same 4 2005
* 2005/0216,460 User preference information structure having multiple hierarchical structure and method for providing multimedia information using the same 8 2005
7,599,955 User preference information structure having multiple hierarchical structure and method for providing multimedia information using the same 4 2006
8,250,098 User preference information structure having multiple hierarchical structure and method for providing multimedia information using the same 0 2009
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (1)
* 7,240,353 Functionality recommendation system 1 2004
 
THOMSON REUTERS (HEALTHCARE) INC. (2)
* 2002/0013,760 System and method for implementing electronic markets 43 2001
* 2002/0013,735 Electronic matching engine for matching desired characteristics with item attributes 28 2001
 
EXCALIBUR IP, LLC (11)
7,406,529 System and method for detecting and verifying digitized content over a computer network 72 2001
7,251,665 Determining a known character string equivalent to a query string 9 2001
7,454,509 Online playback system with community bias 122 2001
8,271,333 Content-related wallpaper 5 2001
* 8,005,724 Relationship discovery engine 8 2003
7,707,221 Associating and linking compact disc metadata 30 2003
7,844,589 Method and apparatus for performing a search 40 2003
7,315,899 System for controlling and enforcing playback restrictions for a media file by splitting the media file into usable and unusable portions for playback 3 2005
7,720,852 Information retrieval engine 5 2006
7,546,316 Determining a known character string equivalent to a query string 3 2007
* 2012/0203,846 SOCIAL NETWORK FOR PROVIDING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ITEMS OF INTEREST 25 2011
 
ALCATEL LUCENT (1)
* 2010/0070,571 PROVIDING DIGITAL ASSETS AND A NETWORK THEREFOR 1 2009
 
W.W. Grainger (1)
7,343,326 System and method for providing product recommendations 8 2005
 
INTUIT INC. (2)
* 8,311,792 System and method for ranking a posting 2 2009
* 8,670,968 System and method for ranking a posting 0 2012
 
Worldwide Creative Techniques, Inc. (1)
8,306,975 Expanded interest recommendation engine and variable personalization 12 2006
 
LOKITZ, SHEILA (2)
* 7,401,025 Accessible service provider clearinghouse 32 2000
* 2008/0263,016 ACCESSIBLE SERVICE PROVIDER CLEARINGHOUSE 3 2008
 
TRUSTEES OF DARTMOUTH COLLEGE (1)
* 2004/0068,552 Methods and apparatus for personalized content presentation 192 2003
 
DOTCLICK CORPORATION (2)
7,085,845 Method, apparatus and computer program product for identifying a playing media file and tracking associated user preferences 23 2002
* 2003/0036,948 Method, apparatus and program product for media identification and tracking associated user preferences 1 2002
 
HOFFBERG FAMILY TRUST 1 (1)
8,046,313 Ergonomic man-machine interface incorporating adaptive pattern recognition based control system 13 2006
 
Green Arrow Media, Inc. (1)
* 2003/0014,407 System and method for making media recommendations 82 2002
 
DELL PRODUCTS L.P. (1)
* 2014/0337,163 Forward-Looking Recommendations Using Information from a Plurality of Picks Generated by a Plurality of Users 0 2013
 
JOHNSON & JOHNSON CONSUMER INC. (4)
* 7,809,601 Intelligent performance-based product recommendation system 34 2001
* 2002/0161,664 Intelligent performance-based product recommendation system 175 2001
8,666,844 Intelligent performance-based product recommendation system 3 2010
* 2010/0262,556 INTELLIGENT PERFORMANCE-BASED PRODUCT RECOMMENDATION 12 2010
 
III HOLDINGS 1, LLC (1)
* 2008/0082,373 System and method for improved itinerary providing merchant information 7 2006
 
MINTED LLC (1)
* 2012/0303,422 Computer-Implemented Systems And Methods For Ranking Results Based On Voting And Filtering 0 2011
 
WEST INTERACTIVE SERVICES CORPORATION (1)
7,996,279 Methods and apparatus for intelligent selection of goods and services in telephonic and electronic commerce 1 2007
 
RPX CLEARINGHOUSE LLC (1)
* 8,121,269 System and method for automatically managing participation at a meeting 2 2006
 
SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA LLC (1)
* 7,149,804 Method and system for providing evaluation of text-based products 7 2001
 
True Choice Solutions, Inc. (12)
7,698,161 System to quantify consumer preferences 6 2001
* 2002/0087,388 System to quantify consumer preferences 38 2001
7,958,006 System to provide consumer preference information 0 2001
* 2003/0040,952 System to provide consumer preference information 9 2001
7,191,143 Preference information-based metrics 9 2001
* 2003/0088,457 Preference information-based metrics 11 2001
7,596,505 System to quantify consumer preferences 6 2003
8,626,559 Preference information-based metrics 0 2007
* 2008/0033,787 Preference information-based metrics 3 2007
7,908,166 System and method to quantify consumer preferences using attributes 5 2009
* 2010/0017,268 System to Quantify Consumer Preferences 3 2009
7,904,331 System to quantify consumer preferences 4 2010
 
eDave, Inc. (1)
* 2002/0059,240 System for presenting consumer data 3 2001
 
SIDEKICK TECHNOLOGY LLC (4)
9,141,984 Automobile transaction facilitation using a manufacturer response 0 2011
8,650,093 Used automobile transaction facilitation for a specific used automobile 3 2011
9,123,075 Used automobile transaction facilitation for a specific used automobile 0 2014
9,147,216 Automobile transaction facilitation based on customer selection of a specific automobile 0 2014
 
NTT DOCOMO, INC. (1)
* 2004/0153,373 Method and system for pushing services to mobile devices in smart environments using a context-aware recommender 30 2003
 
HOME PRODUCERS NETWORK, LLC (8)
* 7,720,707 Method and system for compiling a consumer-based electronic database, searchable according to individual internet user-defined micro-demographics 17 2001
* 8,214,254 Method and system for compiling a consumer-based electronic database, searchable according to individual internet user-defined micro-demographics (II) 13 2009
* 8,447,648 Method and system for eliciting consumer data by programming content within various media venues to function cooperatively 0 2009
* 8,249,924 Method and system for compiling a consumer-based electronic database, searchable according to individual internet user-defined micro-demographics 13 2010
* 8,219,446 Method and system for compiling a consumer-based electronic database, searchable according to individual internet user-defined micro-demographics 12 2010
* 9,009,063 Method and system for compiling a consumer-based electronic database, searchable according to individual internet user-defined micro-demographics 0 2010
* 8,990,102 Method and system for compiling a consumer-based electronic database, searchable according to individual internet user-defined micro-demographics 1 2010
* 9,336,529 Method and system for eliciting consumer data by programming content within various media venues to function cooperatively 0 2011
 
MUSICMATCH (1)
8,352,331 Relationship discovery engine 3 2001
 
EBAY INC. (23)
7,373,317 Method and apparatus for facilitating sales of goods by independent parties 37 1999
7,370,006 Method and apparatus for listing goods for sale 1 2001
* 2002/0049,641 Method and apparatus for listing goods for sale 2 2001
* 2004/0015,416 Seller configurable merchandising in an electronic marketplace 17 2002
8,275,673 Method and system to recommend further items to a user of a network-based transaction facility upon unsuccessful transacting with respect to an item 5 2002
* 2005/0125,240 Product recommendation in a network-based commerce system 20 2003
7,831,476 Listing recommendation in a network-based commerce system 10 2003
8,326,697 Method and apparatus for facilitating sales of goods by independent parties 2 2003
7,373,319 Method and apparatus for facilitating sales of goods by independent parties 16 2003
* 2004/0138,962 Method and apparatus for facilitating sales of goods by independent parties 37 2003
* 2005/0144,086 Product recommendation in a network-based commerce system 33 2004
8,050,998 Flexible asset and search recommendation engines 2 2007
7,953,641 Method for listing goods for sale by telephone 2 2007
8,051,040 Electronic publication system 10 2007
7,813,967 Method and apparatus for listing goods for sale 9 2008
8,200,683 Determining relevancy and desirability of terms 4 2009
8,712,868 Listing recommendation using generation of a user-specific query in a network-based commerce system 2 2010
7,983,953 Method and apparatus for listing goods for sale 2 2010
8,600,826 Method and apparatus for presenting information relating to a good 0 2011
8,606,811 Electronic publication system 4 2011
9,165,300 Generating a recommendation 0 2012
9,015,585 Method and apparatus for providing predefined feedback 1 2012
9,256,894 Method and apparatus for providing predefined feedback 0 2015
 
DIGIMARC CORPORATION (5)
9,275,157 Content metadata directory services 0 2006
8,924,412 Rules driven pan ID metadata routing system and network 0 2006
8,364,720 Content metadata directory services 9 2006
* 2007/0156,726 Content Metadata Directory Services 57 2006
9,218,429 Content metadata directory services 0 2013
 
STEVEN M. HOFFBERG 2004-1 GRAT (1)
7,974,714 Intelligent electronic appliance system and method 91 2006
 
Sidekick Technology Inc. (1)
8,744,925 Automobile transaction facilitation based on customer selection of a specific automobile 1 2011
 
W.W. GRAINGER, INC. (4)
7,313,536 System and method for providing product recommendations 2 2003
* 2005/0171,860 System and method for providing product recommendations 0 2005
* 2006/0036,510 System and method for directing a customer to additional purchasing opportunities 2 2005
8,781,917 System and method for directing a customer to additional purchasing opportunities 1 2012
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