Patents by Inventor Andrew A. Bunner

Andrew A. Bunner has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20180183852
    Abstract: In general, the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods, systems and program products. A server system receives from a plurality of computing devices indications that a user of each of the computing devices requested to receive posts that a first user authors. The server system receives from a first computing device a post that was authored by the first user. The post is transmitted from the server system to the plurality of computing devices. A score for the post is determined to satisfy a criteria for transmission to a second user who has not requested to receive posts authored by the first user. The determination uses a distance of the second user to the first user in a social network graph. In response, the post is transmitted from the server system to a second computing device that is associated with the second user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Todd JACKSON, Andrew A. BUNNER, Matthew STEINER, John PONGSAJAPAN, Jessica Shih-Lan CHENG, Edward HO, Sean McBRIDE
  • Patent number: 9979777
    Abstract: A system and method for generating a stream of content includes a content stream module that generates a model based on user input and/or prior activities using heterogeneous data sources. The heterogeneous data sources include search, entertainment, social activity and activity on third-party sites. The content stream module retrieves candidate content items that have interests that are similar to the user. The candidate content items are compared to the model and scored based upon interestingness of the content item to the user. The content stream module generates the stream of content from the candidate content items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Tomkins, Dandapani Sivakumar, Sangsoo Sung, Justin Kosslyn, Todd Jackson, Andre Rohe, Ya Luo, Andrew Bunner, Alexander Sobol, Luca de Alfaro
  • Patent number: 9930096
    Abstract: In general, the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods, systems and program products. A server system receives from a plurality of computing devices indications that a user of each of the computing devices requested to receive posts that a first user authors. The server system receives from a first computing device a post that was authored by the first user. The post is transmitted from the server system to the plurality of computing devices. A score for the post is determined to satisfy a criteria for transmission to a second user who has not requested to receive posts authored by the first user. The determination uses a distance of the second user to the first user in a social network graph. In response, the post is transmitted from the server system to a second computing device that is associated with the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Todd Jackson, Andrew A. Bunner, Matthew Steiner, John Pongsajapan, Jessica Shih-Lan Cheng, Edward Ho, Sean McBride
  • Patent number: 9858275
    Abstract: A system and method for generating a real-time stream of content from heterogeneous data sources and a real-time index. The heterogeneous data sources include search, entertainment, social activity and activity on third-party sites. A fetching unit retrieves recent content that is indexed in the real-time index according to keywords. A model generation engine generates a model based on user activities. The mixer compares candidate content items from the heterogeneous data sources and the real-time index to the model to generate scores for each item and generates a stream of content based on the scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Tomkins, Dandapani Sivakumar, Sangsoo Sung, Justin Kosslyn, Todd Jackson, Andre Rohe, Ya Luo, Andrew Bunner, Alexander Sobol, Luca de Alfaro
  • Patent number: 9846728
    Abstract: In general, the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods, systems, and program products. A score for each of a plurality of authors of posts submitted to a server system is determined. The score for each individual author in the plurality is based on a score of one or more authors in the plurality that have requested to subscribe to a stream of posts that the individual author submits to the server system. A particular post submitted by a particular author in the plurality is received at the server system and from a computing device. A score is assigned to the particular post based on a score of the particular author. The particular post is transmitted from the server system to computing devices that are associated with authors who have requested to subscribe to posts by the particular author.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Jackson, Andrew A. Bunner, Matthew S. Steiner, John Pongsajapan, Annie Tsung-I Chen, Keith J. Coleman, Edward S. Ho, Sean E. McBride, Jessica Shih-Lan Cheng
  • Patent number: 9553835
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method can include accessing a micro-blog to retrieve a real-time copy of the micro-blog thread and delivering the real-time copy of the micro-blog thread for display in an e-mail message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Jackson, Jonathan D. Perlow, Edward S. Ho, Andrew A. Bunner, Henry Y. Wong, David M. Cohen, Bruce J. DiBello, John Pongsajapan, Braden F. Kowitz, Patrick A. Barry, Michael H. Leggett
  • Patent number: 9442989
    Abstract: In general, the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods, systems, and program products. A score for each of a plurality of authors of posts submitted to a server system is determined. The score for each individual author in the plurality is based on a score of one or more authors in the plurality that have requested to subscribe to a stream of posts that the individual author submits to the server system. A particular post submitted by a particular author in the plurality is received at the server system and from a computing device. A score is assigned to the particular post based on a score of the particular author. The particular post is transmitted from the server system to computing devices that are associated with authors who have requested to subscribe to posts by the particular author.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Jackson, Andrew A. Bunner, Matthew S. Steiner, John Pongsajapan, Annie Tsung-I Chen, Keith J. Coleman, Edward S. Ho, Sean E. McBride, Jessica Shih-Lan Cheng
  • Patent number: 9223835
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for identifying a plurality of items to be displayed to a user, each item including digital content and being associated with a respective timestamp, receiving a plurality of scores, each score being associated with an item of the plurality of items, determining a subset of items to be displayed to the user based on the plurality of scores, the subset of items including items of the plurality of items, grouping items in the subset of items based on respective timestamps to provide a plurality of item groups, for each item group, determining an order of items based on respective scores, and transmitting instructions to display items to the user based on the plurality of item groups and in the order within each item group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Boris Mazniker, Andrew A. Bunner, Jonathan Terleski, Shimrit Ben-Yair, Gregory M. Marra, Ryo Misha Urano
  • Patent number: 9158775
    Abstract: A system and method for generating a real-time stream of content from heterogeneous data sources and a real-time index. The heterogeneous data sources include search, entertainment, social activity and activity on third-party sites. A fetching unit retrieves recent content that is indexed in the real-time index according to keywords. A model generation engine generates a model based on user activities. The mixer compares candidate content items from the heterogeneous data sources and the real-time index to the model to generate scores for each item and generates a stream of content based on the scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Tomkins, Dandapani Sivakumar, Sangsoo Sung, Justin Kosslyn, Todd Jackson, Andre Rohe, Ya Luo, Andrew Bunner, Sasha Sobol, Luca de Alfaro
  • Patent number: 8983974
    Abstract: In general, the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods, systems, and program products. A score for each of a plurality of authors of posts submitted to a server system is determined. The score for each individual author in the plurality is based on a score of one or more authors in the plurality that have requested to subscribe to a stream of posts that the individual author submits to the server system. A particular post submitted by a particular author in the plurality is received at the server system and from a computing device. A score is assigned to the particular post based on a score of the particular author. The particular post is transmitted from the server system to computing devices that are associated with authors who have requested to subscribe to posts by the particular author.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Jackson, Andrew A. Bunner, Matthew S. Steiner, John Pongsajapan, Annie Tsung-I Chen, Keith J. Coleman, Edward S. Ho, Sean E. McBride, Jessica Shih-Lan Cheng
  • Publication number: 20150012449
    Abstract: In general, the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods, systems and program products. A server system receives from a plurality of computing devices indications that a user of each of the computing devices requested to receive posts that a first user authors. The server system receives from a first computing device a post that was authored by the first user. The post is transmitted from the server system to the plurality of computing devices. A score for the post is determined to satisfy a criteria for transmission to a second user who has not requested to receive posts authored by the first user. The determination uses a distance of the second user to the first user in a social network graph. In response, the post is transmitted from the server system to a second computing device that is associated with the second user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Todd JACKSON, Andrew A. BUNNER, Matthew STEINER, John PONGSAJAPAN, Jessica Shih-Lan CHENG, Edward HO, Sean McBRIDE
  • Patent number: 8924493
    Abstract: The disclosed subject matter relates to systems, methods, and machine-readable media for ordering notifications for display in a social networking environment. One example system is configured to obtain a set of notifications for a user, wherein each notification in the set of notifications is generated in response to an event in a social network and, for each notification in the set of notifications, determine an event type associated with the notification and calculate a priority score for the notification based on the event type associated with the notification. The system is further configured to display the set of notifications based on the priority score for each notification in the set of notifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary Yeskel, Balaji Srinivasan, Brett Rolston Lider, Alison Boncha, Boris Mazniker, Andrew A. Bunner, Gregory Matthew Marra
  • Patent number: 8843491
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for identifying a plurality of items to be displayed to a user, each item including digital content and being associated with a respective timestamp, receiving a plurality of scores, each score being associated with an item of the plurality of items, determining a subset of items to be displayed to the user based on the plurality of scores, the subset of items including items of the plurality of items, grouping items in the subset of items based on respective timestamps to provide a plurality of item groups, for each item group, determining an order of items based on respective scores, and transmitting instructions to display items to the user based on the plurality of item groups and in the order within each item group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Boris Mazniker, Andrew A. Bunner, Jonathan Terleski, Shimrit Ben-Yair, Gregory M. Marra, Ryo Misha Urano
  • Patent number: 8825759
    Abstract: In general, the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods, systems and program products. A server system receives from a plurality of computing devices indications that a user of each of the computing devices requested to receive posts that a first user authors. The server system receives from a first computing device a post that was authored by the first user. The post is transmitted from the server system to the plurality of computing devices. A score for the post is determined to satisfy a criteria for transmission to a second user who has not requested to receive posts authored by the first user. The determination uses a distance of the second user to the first user in a social network graph. In response, the post is transmitted from the server system to a second computing device that is associated with the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Jackson, Andrew A. Bunner, Matthew S. Steiner, John Pongsajapan, Jessica Shih-Lan Cheng, Edward S. Ho, Sean E. McBride
  • Patent number: 8732240
    Abstract: A system and method for generating a stream of content includes a content stream module that generates a model based on user input and/or prior activities using heterogeneous data sources. The heterogeneous data sources include search, entertainment, social activity and activity on third-party sites. The content stream module retrieves candidate content items that have interests that are similar to the user. The candidate content items are compared to the model and scored based upon interestingness of the content item to the user. The content stream module generates the stream of content from the candidate content items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Tomkins, Dandapani Sivakumar, Sangsoo Sung, Justin Kosslyn, Todd Jackson, Andre Rohe, Ya Luo, Andrew Bunner, Sasha Sobol, Luca de Alfaro
  • Patent number: 8719347
    Abstract: A system and method for generating a stream of content includes a content stream module that generates a model based on user input and/or prior activities using heterogeneous data sources. The heterogeneous data sources include search, entertainment, social activity and activity on third-party sites. The content stream module retrieves candidate content items that have interests that are similar to the user. The candidate content items are compared to the model and scored based upon interestingness of the content item to the user. The content stream module generates the stream of content from the candidate content items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Tomkins, Dandapani Sivakumar, Sangsoo Sung, Justin Kosslyn, Todd Jackson, Andre Rohe, Ya Luo, Andrew Bunner, Sasha Sobol, Luca de Alfaro
  • Publication number: 20140089435
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method can include accessing a micro-blog to retrieve a real-time copy of the micro-blog thread and delivering the real-time copy of the micro-blog thread for display in an e-mail message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Jackson, Jonathan D. Perlow, Edward S. Ho, Andrew A. Bunner, Henry Y. Wong, David M. Cohen, Bruce J. DiBello, John Pongsajapan, Braden F. Kowitz, Patrick A. Barry, Michael H. Leggett
  • Patent number: 8621012
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method can include accessing a micro-blog to retrieve a real-time copy of the micro-blog thread and delivering the real-time copy of the micro-blog thread for display in an e-mail message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Jackson, Jonathan D. Perlow, Edward S. Ho, Andrew A. Bunner, Henry Y. Wong, David M. Cohen, Bruce J. Dibello, John Pongsajapan, Braden F. Kowitz, Patrick A. Barry, Michael H. Leggett
  • Patent number: 8606792
    Abstract: In general, the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods, systems, and program products. A score for each of a plurality of authors of posts submitted to a server system is determined. The score for each individual author in the plurality is based on a score of one or more authors in the plurality that have requested to subscribe to a stream of posts that the individual author submits to the server system. A particular post submitted by a particular author in the plurality is received at the server system and from a computing device. A score is assigned to the particular post based on a score of the particular author. The particular post is transmitted from the server system to computing devices that are associated with authors who have requested to subscribe to posts by the particular author.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Jackson, Andrew A. Bunner, Matthew S. Steiner, John Pongsajapan, Annie Tsung-I Chen, Keith J. Coleman, Edward S. Ho, Sean E. McBride, Jessica Shih-Lan Cheng
  • Patent number: D739725
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC
    Inventors: Niketa Mohler, Kristina Lambros, Shelley Markoulis, Piaras Valdis de Cleir, David Burke, Andrew Bunner, Jordan French