Patents Assigned to Tagged, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20140297423
    Abstract: The present invention provides a social networking system and method by which customized tags can be created by a registered user in an online social networking environment and distributed to facilitate social networking. The tags represent personal characteristics and preferences associated with users of the online social networking environment. A graphical user interface (GUI) is provided in the online social networking website that enables a specific user to create and customize tags. Tags can be embeddable in that a user can insert the tag in a website GUI for display. Also, tags may have embedded content, e.g. a photo, a song, a profile page location, etc and may be sponsored or traded in the social networking website. Also a skin that shows the personal profile page GUI style may be customized, sponsored, or traded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Tagged, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg TSENG, Johann Schleier-Smith
  • Publication number: 20140280059
    Abstract: Disclosed here are methods, systems, paradigms and structures for spreading the interest of a user evenly over a predefined set of search results. A search engine retrieves search results from a database and perturbs at least a portion of the search results, that is, randomizes the order of the portion before presenting it to the user. In this way, even when a search is repeated between database update cycles, the user would see different top search results every time the search is executed. The perturbation technique can be applied to a search in a social networking system which searches for users. The perturbation can be done by randomizing the display order of the sear results based on a most recent activity time of the user. The perturbed search results will have different users every time the user performs a search. The perturbed search results are customized per user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Tagged, Inc.
    Inventor: John Irwin
  • Publication number: 20140258159
    Abstract: Systems and methods of selecting a relevant user for introduction to a user in an online environment are disclosed. In one aspect, embodiments of the present disclosure include a method, which may be implemented on a system, of receiving a request to identify the relevant user to be introduced to the participating user in the social network, identifying a set of social history records that occurred among the multiple users in the social network, selecting, from the multiple users, the relevant user to be introduced to the participating user using the set of social history records. The relevant user that is selected is not a social connection of the participating user in the social network. One embodiment includes, determining whether the participating user is interested in meeting the relevant user in the social network based on an indication made by the participating user via interaction with the user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Tagged, Inc.
    Inventor: Johann M. Schleier-Smith
  • Patent number: 8805810
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include systems and methods for generalized consistency control of database transactions in a distributed database. In distributed database systems a specific reconciliation procedure is typically needed and coded for each possible irresolvable event. The systems and methods described herein enable a general characterization of multiple types of irresolvable events and thus eliminate and/or reduce the need to write individual code for every specific event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Tagged, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason Lucas
  • Patent number: 8756163
    Abstract: Systems and methods of selecting a relevant user for introduction to a user in an online environment are disclosed. In one aspect, embodiments of the present disclosure include a method, which may be implemented on a system, of receiving a request to identify the relevant user to be introduced to the participating user in the social network, identifying a set of social history records that occurred among the multiple users in the social network, selecting, from the multiple users, the relevant user to be introduced to the participating user using the set of social history records. The relevant user that is selected is not a social connection of the participating user in the social network. One embodiment includes, determining whether the participating user is interested in meeting the relevant user in the social network based on an indication made by the participating user via interaction with the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Tagged, Inc.
    Inventor: Johann Schleier-Smith
  • Patent number: 8756185
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for developing a semantic network are disclosed. The system includes a server and a client computer, and the method involves: creating a semantic network containing at least one root concept; performing a set of instructions associated with the semantic network, the set of instructions comprising: transmitting information about the semantic network from the client computer to a server; providing information about at least one resource to the server, the at least one resource containing concepts and relations associated with the at least one root concept; receiving information about a modified semantic network from the server; presenting the information about the modified semantic network to a user; receiving a response from the user; based on the response, further modifying the semantic network. The system interactively modifies semantic networks in response to user feedback, and produces personal semantic networks and document use histories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Tagged, Inc.
    Inventors: Karl Dawson, Jaromir Dzialo, Agata Niewiadomska, Piotr Metel, Marek Grochowski
  • Publication number: 20140019385
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for developing a semantic network are disclosed. The system includes a server and a client computer, and the method involves: creating a semantic network containing at least one root concept; performing a set of instructions associated with the semantic network, the set of instructions comprising: transmitting information about the semantic network from the client computer to a server; providing information about at least one resource to the server, the at least one resource containing concepts and relations associated with the at least one root concept; receiving information about a modified semantic network from the server; presenting the information about the modified semantic network to a user; receiving a response from the user; based on the response, further modifying the semantic network. The system interactively modifies semantic networks in response to user feedback, and produces personal semantic networks and document use histories.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: Tagged, Inc.
    Inventors: Karl Dawson, Jaromir DZIALO, Marek GROCHOWSKI, Piotr METEL, Agata NIEWIADOMSKA
  • Publication number: 20130036106
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include systems and methods for generalized consistency control of database transactions in a distributed database. In distributed database systems a specific reconciliation procedure is typically needed and coded for each possible irresolvable event. The systems and methods described herein enable a general characterization of multiple types of irresolvable events and thus eliminate and/or reduce the need to write individual code for every specific event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: TAGGED, INC.
    Inventor: Jason Lucas
  • Publication number: 20130036105
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include systems and methods for controlling concurrency of database transactions by hierarchically maintaining transaction consistently in a distributed database system from various viewpoints. Hierarchically maintaining the transaction consistency ensures the serializability of database transactions in the distributed database system and improves the overall performance (e.g., response time) from the perspective of clients of the distributed database system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: TAGGED, INC.
    Inventor: Jason Lucas
  • Publication number: 20130036089
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include systems and methods for asynchronous distributed database management. In one embodiment, the systems and methods wait to execute or update a database transaction or command until specific conditions are satisfied, essentially divorcing the read-time from update-time in evaluation of a single expression. Accordingly, the systems and methods described herein can, in some instances, resolve the temporary inconsistencies without aborting and/or otherwise terminating a database transaction that would otherwise be aborted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: Tagged, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason Lucas
  • Patent number: 8335754
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for generating a document representation are disclosed. The system includes a server and a client computer, and the method involves: receiving into memory a resource containing at least one sentence of text; producing a tree comprising tree elements indicating parts-of-speech and grammatical relations between the tree elements; producing semantic structures each having three tree elements to represent a simple clause (subject-predicate-object); and storing a semantic network of semantic structures and connections therebetween. The semantic network may be created from a user provided root concept. Output representations include concept maps, facts listings, text summaries, tag clouds, indices; and an annotated text. The system interactively modifies semantic networks in response to user feedback, and produces personal semantic networks and document use histories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Tagged, Inc.
    Inventors: Karl Dawson, Jaromir Dzialo, Marek Grochowski, Piotr Metel, Agata Niewiadomska
  • Publication number: 20110225102
    Abstract: Systems and methods of selecting a relevant user for introduction to a user in an online environment are disclosed. In one aspect, embodiments of the present disclosure include a method, which may be implemented on a system, of receiving a request to identify the relevant user to be introduced to the participating user in the social network, identifying a set of social history records that occurred among the multiple users in the social network, selecting, from the multiple users, the relevant user to be introduced to the participating user using the set of social history records. The relevant user that is selected is not a social connection of the participating user in the social network. One embodiment includes, determining whether the participating user is interested in meeting the relevant user in the social network based on an indication made by the participating user via interaction with the user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Applicant: Tagged, Inc.
    Inventor: Johann M. Schleier-Smith
  • Publication number: 20110178851
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for enhancing a virally marketed facility is described and illustrated. In one embodiment, the invention is a method of operating a virally marketed facility. The method includes measuring virality of the facility based on a conversion rate and a propagation rate. The method also includes determining potential options for increasing virality. The method further includes executing potential options for increasing virality. In an alternate embodiment, the invention is a method of operating a virally marketed facility. The method includes measuring virality of the facility. Also, the method includes determining potential options for increasing virality. Further, the method includes concurrently executing potential options for increasing virality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: Tagged, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg Tseng, Johann Schleier-Smith
  • Patent number: 7974868
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for enhancing a virally marketed facility is described and illustrated. In one embodiment, the invention is a method of operating a virally marketed facility. The method includes measuring virality of the facility based on a conversion rate and a propagation rate. The method also includes determining potential options for increasing virality. The method further includes executing potential options for increasing virality. In an alternate embodiment, the invention is a method of operating a virally marketed facility. The method includes measuring virality of the facility. Also, the method includes determining potential options for increasing virality. Further, the method includes concurrently executing potential options for increasing virality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Tagged, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg Tseng, Johann Schleier-Smith
  • Publication number: 20100241580
    Abstract: Systems and methods of selecting a relevant user for introduction to a user in an online environment are disclosed. In one aspect, embodiments of the present disclosure include a method, which may be implemented on a system, of receiving a request to identify the relevant user to be introduced to the participating user in the social network, identifying a set of social history records that occurred among the multiple users in the social network, selecting, from the multiple users, the relevant user to be introduced to the participating user using the set of social history records. The relevant user that is selected is not a social connection of the participating user in the social network. One embodiment includes, determining whether the participating user is interested in meeting the relevant user in the social network based on an indication made by the participating user via interaction with the user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2009
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Applicant: Tagged, Inc.
    Inventor: Johann M. Schleier-Smith
  • Patent number: 7756926
    Abstract: The present invention provides a social networking system and method by which customized tags can be created by a registered user in an online social networking environment and distributed to facilitate social networking. The tags represent personal characteristics and preferences associated with users of the online social networking environment. A graphical user interface (GUI) is provided in the online social networking website that enables a specific user to create and customize tags. Tags can be embeddable in that a user can insert the tag in a website GUI for display. Also, tags may have embedded content, e.g. a photo, a song, a profile page location, etc and may be sponsored or traded in the social networking website. Also a skin that shows the personal profile page GUI style may be customized, sponsored, or traded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Tagged, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg Tseng, Johann Schleier-Smith
  • Publication number: 20090241035
    Abstract: The present invention provides a social networking system and method by which customized tags can be created by a registered user in an online social networking environment and distributed to facilitate social networking. The tags represent personal characteristics and preferences associated with users of the online social networking environment. A graphical user interface (GUI) is provided in the online social networking website that enables a specific user to create and customize tags. Tags can be embeddable in that a user can insert the tag in a website GUI for display. Also, tags may have embedded content, e.g. a photo, a song, a profile page location, etc and may be sponsored or traded in the social networking website. Also a skin that shows the personal profile page GUI style may be customized, sponsored, or traded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2009
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Applicant: Tagged, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg Tseng, Johann Schleier-Smith
  • Patent number: 7529797
    Abstract: The present invention provides a social networking system and method by which customized tags can be created by a registered user in an online social networking environment and distributed to facilitate social networking. The tags represent personal characteristics and preferences associated with users of the online social networking environment. A graphical user interface (GUI) is provided in the online social networking website that enables a specific user to create and customize tags. Tags can be embeddable in that a user can insert the tag in a website GUI for display. Also, tags may have embedded content, e.g. a photo, a song, a profile page location, etc and may be sponsored or traded in the social networking website. Also a skin that shows the personal profile page GUI style may be customized, sponsored, or traded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: Tagged, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg Tseng, Johann Schleier-Smith
  • Publication number: 20080046458
    Abstract: The present invention provides a social networking system and method by which customized tags can be created by a registered user in an online social networking environment and distributed to facilitate social networking. The tags represent personal characteristics and preferences associated with users of the online social networking environment. A graphical user interface (GUI) is provided in the online social networking website that enables a specific user to create and customize tags. Tags can be embeddable in that a user can insert the tag in a website GUI for display. Also, tags may have embedded content, e.g. a photo, a song, a profile page location, etc and may be sponsored or traded in the social networking website. Also a skin that shows the personal profile page GUI style may be customized, sponsored, or traded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2007
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Applicant: Tagged, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg Tseng, Johann Schleier-Smith
  • Patent number: RE44905
    Abstract: The present invention provides a social networking system and method by which customized tags can be created by a registered user in an online social networking environment and distributed to facilitate social networking. The tags represent personal characteristics and preferences associated with users of the online social networking environment. A graphical user interface (GUI) is provided in the online social networking website that enables a specific user to create and customize tags. Tags can be embeddable in that a user can insert the tag in a website GUI for display. Also, tags may have embedded content, e.g. a photo, a song, a profile page location, etc and may be sponsored or traded in the social networking website. Also a skin that shows the personal profile page GUI style may be customized, sponsored, or traded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Tagged, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg Tseng, Johann Schleier-Smith