Patents by Inventor Anthony Wiegering

Anthony Wiegering 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).

  • Patent number: 9659094
    Abstract: Multimedia stream search results may be made perceivable to a user. A multimedia search query may be received from a user. The multimedia search query may be compared with information related to known multimedia streams and multimedia search results may be determined based on the comparison. A popularity of the multimedia streams corresponding to the multimedia stream search results may be determined based on a number of canonical URLs associated with the multimedia stream. A presentation of the multimedia stream search results to the user may be configured based on the popularity of the corresponding multimedia streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: AOL Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Wiegering, Harmannus Vandermolen
  • Patent number: 9442985
    Abstract: Search results may be provided to a user. A search query may be received from the user. A query feature vector may be formed for the search query. The query feature vector may be compared with news feature vectors associated with documents related to current events. An augmented query feature vector may be formed based on results of the comparison of the query feature vector with the news feature vectors. The augmented query feature vector may be compared with feature vectors related to target documents. Search results that include target documents may be identified based on results of the comparison of the augmented query feature vector with the feature vectors related to the target documents. The user may be made able to perceive at least some of the identified search results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: AOL Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Wiegering, Harmannus Vandermolen, Karen Howe, Michael Sommers
  • Publication number: 20160125079
    Abstract: Multimedia stream search results may be made perceivable to a user. A multimedia search query may be received from a user. The multimedia search query may be compared with information related to known multimedia streams and multimedia search results may be determined based on the comparison. A popularity of the multimedia streams corresponding to the multimedia stream search results may be determined based on a number of canonical URLs associated with the multimedia stream. A presentation of the multimedia stream search results to the user may be configured based on the popularity of the corresponding multimedia streams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Anthony Wiegering, Harmannus Vandermolen
  • Patent number: 9256675
    Abstract: Multimedia stream search results may be made perceivable to a user. A multimedia search query may be received from a user. The multimedia search query may be compared with information related to known multimedia streams and multimedia search results may be determined based on the comparison. A popularity of the multimedia streams corresponding to the multimedia stream search results may be determined based on a number of canonical URLs associated with the multimedia stream. A presentation of the multimedia stream search results to the user may be configured based on the popularity of the corresponding multimedia streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: AOL Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Wiegering, Harmannus Vandermolen
  • Publication number: 20140172847
    Abstract: Search results may be provided to a user. A search query may be received from the user. A query feature vector may be formed for the search query. The query feature vector may be compared with news feature vectors associated with documents related to current events. An augmented query feature vector may be formed based on results of the comparison of the query feature vector with the news feature vectors. The augmented query feature vector may be compared with feature vectors related to target documents. Search results that include target documents may be identified based on results of the comparison of the augmented query feature vector with the feature vectors related to the target documents. The user may be made able to perceive at least some of the identified search results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: AOL Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony WIEGERING, Harmannus VANDERMOLEN, Karen HOWE, Michael SOMMERS
  • Patent number: 8700619
    Abstract: Search results may be provided to a user. A search query may be received from the user. A query feature vector may be formed for the search query. The query feature vector may be compared with news feature vectors associated with documents related to current events. An augmented query feature vector may be formed based on results of the comparison of the query feature vector with the news feature vectors. The augmented query feature vector may be compared with feature vectors related to target documents. Search results that include target documents may be identified based on results of the comparison of the augmented query feature vector with the feature vectors related to the target documents. The user may be made able to perceive at least some of the identified search results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: AOL Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Wiegering, Harmannus Vandermolen, Karen Howe, Michael Sommers
  • Patent number: 8667521
    Abstract: Instant messages sent by a viewer of a video while the video is perceivable to the viewer may be monitored. An event of interest occurring in the video may be identified based on the monitored instant messages. Metadata that describes the event of interest may be generated and assigned to the video. A request for video content associated with the video may be received from a user. An indexed collection of videos that includes the video may be searched for the requested video content. Based on the search, it may be determined that the video satisfies the user's request. The event of interest occurring in the video may be identified based on the metadata assigned to the video. User perception of a scene from the video that includes the event of interest may be enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Bright Sun Technologies
    Inventors: Harmannus Vandermolen, Anthony Wiegering, Michael Sommers, Scott J. Levine, Alexander Franco
  • Publication number: 20130318200
    Abstract: A facility is described for server-side evaluation of client-side script, such as to crawl and index dynamically generated links. In various embodiments, the facility provides an object that emulates a browser object. The provided object exposes a function for performing steps comprising receiving a first link and storing the received first link in a list of links to be processed. The facility receives a second link to be processed, loads a second document identified by the received second link, and assigns the provided object to a global variable so that a script associated with the loaded second document invokes the function exposed by the provided object instead of a function with a similar name that is exposed by the emulated browser object. The function with the similar name exposed by the emulated browser object handles the received first link without storing it in the list of links to be processed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: AOL Inc.
    Inventors: Richard M. Sanford, Jennifer L. Kolar, Anthony Wiegering, Abdur Chowdhury
  • Patent number: 8443346
    Abstract: A facility is described for server-side evaluation of client-side script, such as to crawl and index dynamically generated links. In various embodiments, the facility provides an object that emulates a browser object. The provided object exposes a function for performing steps comprising receiving a first link and storing the received first link in a list of links to be processed. The facility receives a second link to be processed, loads a second document identified by the received second link, and assigns the provided object to a global variable so that a script associated with the loaded second document invokes the function exposed by the provided object instead of a function with a similar name that is exposed by the emulated browser object. The function with the similar name exposed by the emulated browser object handles the received first link without storing it in the list of links to be processed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: AOL Inc.
    Inventors: Richard M. Sanford, Jennifer L. Kolar, Anthony Wiegering, Abdur Chowdhury
  • Publication number: 20100114882
    Abstract: Search results may be provided to a user. A search query may be received from the user. A query feature vector may be formed for the search query. The query feature vector may be compared with news feature vectors associated with documents related to current events. An augmented query feature vector may be formed based on results of the comparison of the query feature vector with the news feature vectors. The augmented query feature vector may be compared with feature vectors related to target documents. Search results that include target documents may be identified based on results of the comparison of the augmented query feature vector with the feature vectors related to the target documents. The user may be made able to perceive at least some of the identified search results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2007
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Applicant: AOL LLC
    Inventors: Anthony Wiegering, Harmannus Vandermolen, Karen Howe, Michael Sommers
  • Publication number: 20100071013
    Abstract: Instant messages sent by a viewer of a video while the video is perceivable to the viewer may be monitored. An event of interest occurring in the video may be identified based on the monitored instant messages. Metadata that describes the event of interest may be generated and assigned to the video. A request for video content associated with the video may be received from a user. An indexed collection of videos that includes the video may be searched for the requested video content. Based on the search, it may be determined that the video satisfies the user's request. The event of interest occurring in the video may be identified based on the metadata assigned to the video. User perception of a scene from the video that includes the event of interest may be enabled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Applicant: AOL LLC
    Inventors: Harmannus Vandermolen, Anthony Wiegering, Michael Sommers, Scott J. Levine, Alexander Franco
  • Patent number: 7624103
    Abstract: Search results may be provided to a user. A search query may be received from the user. A query feature vector may be formed for the search query. The query feature vector may be compared with news feature vectors associated with documents related to current events. An augmented query feature vector may be formed based on results of the comparison of the query feature vector with the news feature vectors. The augmented query feature vector may be compared with feature vectors related to target documents. Search results that include target documents may be identified based on results of the comparison of the augmented query feature vector with the feature vectors related to the target documents. The user may be made able to perceive at least some of the identified search results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: AOL LLC
    Inventors: Anthony Wiegering, Harmannus Vandermolen, Karen Howe, Michael Sommers
  • Patent number: 7624416
    Abstract: Instant messages sent by a viewer of a video while the video is perceivable to the viewer may be monitored. An event of interest occurring in the video may be identified based on the monitored instant messages. Metadata that describes the event of interest may be generated and assigned to the video. A request for video content associated with the video may be received from a user. An indexed collection of videos that includes the video may be searched for the requested video content. Based on the search, it may be determined that the video satisfies the user's request. The event of interest occurring in the video may be identified based on the metadata assigned to the video. User perception of a scene from the video that includes the event of interest may be enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: AOL LLC
    Inventors: Harmannus Vandermolen, Anthony Wiegering, Michael Sommers, Scott J. Levine, Alexander Franco
  • Publication number: 20080178162
    Abstract: A facility is described for server-side evaluation of client-side script, such as to crawl and index dynamically generated links. In various embodiments, the facility provides an object that emulates a browser object. The provided object exposes a function for performing steps comprising receiving a first link and storing the received first link in a list of links to be processed. The facility receives a second link to be processed, loads a second document identified by the received second link, and assigns the provided object to a global variable so that a script associated with the loaded second document invokes the function exposed by the provided object instead of a function with a similar name that is exposed by the emulated browser object. The function with the similar name exposed by the emulated browser object handles the received first link without storing it in the list of links to be processed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2007
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Inventors: Richard M. Sanford, Jennifer L. Kolar, Anthony Wiegering, Abdur Chowdhury
  • Publication number: 20080021860
    Abstract: Search results may be provided to a user. A search query may be received from the user. A query feature vector may be formed for the search query. The query feature vector may be compared with news feature vectors associated with documents related to current events. An augmented query feature vector may be formed based on results of the comparison of the query feature vector with the news feature vectors. The augmented query feature vector may be compared with feature vectors related to target documents. Search results that include target documents may be identified based on results of the comparison of the augmented query feature vector with the feature vectors related to the target documents. The user may be made able to perceive at least some of the identified search results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2006
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Applicant: AOL LLC
    Inventors: Anthony Wiegering, Harmannus Vandermolen, Karen Howe, Michael Sommers