Patents Examined by Timothy Sowa
  • Patent number: 8635268
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments of systems and methods for content notification. For example, in some embodiments, a method includes the step of storing a network page in a memory in a client computing device. The network page includes a list of item representations associated with a plurality of items. Each item representation is associated with a respective one of the items. The method further includes the step of rendering the network page using the client computing device. The network page includes a content notification component in a visible portion, and the content notification component is visible in a viewport. The content notification component provides notification to a user of at least one non-visible portion of the network page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc
    Inventors: Andrew H. Otwell, Sachin Kaushik, Arjun Chittoor
  • Patent number: 8626857
    Abstract: A system provisions an electronic mail (email) account of a user for allowing access to an electronic mailbox from a remote device to retrieve email. A communications module receives email address parameters of the user and transmits a domain name system (DNS) query to the Internet for returning mail exchange (MX) records corresponding to the email address parameters of the user. A configuration module processes any returned MX records as a starting point for determining configuration parameters for accessing the email account of the user to retrieve user email.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Darren L. Gardner, Suryanarayana Murthy Gorty, Steven J. McCarthy
  • Patent number: 8543715
    Abstract: The capability to limit the number of user redirects for a third-party content provider or third-party content provider network, such as, for example, an advertiser or advertising network, is provided. Such a capability extends the functionality of an attribute of a HyperText Markup Language (HTML) element to establish a limit to the number of user redirects. Accordingly, such a limit can be used to enforce restrictions on the number of user redirects through a user's web browser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Rabbat, Eyal Manor