Patents by Inventor Ashley Hall

Ashley Hall 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: 9223895
    Abstract: The present invention is directed towards systems and methods for providing contextual commands for affecting plurality of items in a search results page. The method of the present invention comprises displaying a search engine results page (SERP), said SERP comprising a plurality of search result resources and access to contextually relevant commands. At least one resource identifier is transmitted to a content provider with a request for a subsequent SERP and the subsequent SERP is modified based upon the at least one resource identifier. The subsequent SERP is provided and displayed on the end user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: YAHOO! INC.
    Inventors: Liang-Yu Chi, Ashley Hall
  • Publication number: 20150199435
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems, methods, and user interfaces for browsing a collection of content items saved by a user or by one or more buddies associated with a given user. The method of the present invention comprises saving one or more content items and one or more associated keywords as specified by a user. An interface is generated that displays the one or more saved content items and the one or more associated keywords, as well as the one or more buddies associated with a given user. A user indication of the selection of a given keyword or the selection of a given buddy by the user is received. The one or more displayed content items are filtered according to the selected keyword, buddy, or combination of selected keyword and buddy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2013
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    Applicant: YAHOO! INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth Norton, Chung-Man Tam, Jianchang Mao, Zhichen Xu, Adrienne Bassett, Ashley Hall, Nathan Arnold
  • Patent number: 8832098
    Abstract: A system and method is described herein that automatically detects when a user of a search engine is conducting a research session about a particular topic and then presents the user with access to one or more research-related tools responsive to detecting that the research session is being conducted. The research-related tool(s) may include one or more tools used for collecting, organizing and sharing content about the particular topic. The automatic provision of access to the research-related tool(s) responsive to detection of the research session can advantageously improve the experience of the user conducting the research session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Liang-Yu Chi, Jon C. Maddox, Ashley Hall
  • Patent number: 8775465
    Abstract: Systems and methods for updating a document are provided. A document content updater is configured to determine a web-based source for a section of content that is contained in an electronic document. The document content updater is further configured to determine for the section of content an update that is included in a copy of the web-based source contained in web-content downloaded by a web crawler. The document content updater is further configured to provide the determined update to be included in the electronic document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Isabelle Peyrichoux, Ashley Hall, Liang-Yu Chi
  • Publication number: 20140012118
    Abstract: The present embodiments harness a wide variety of capabilities of modern smartphones, and combine these capabilities with information from a continuous glucose monitor to provide diabetics and related people with more information than the continuous glucose monitor can provide by itself. The increased information provides the diabetic with an increased likelihood of good diabetes management for better health.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Robert Mensinger, Naresh C. Bhavaraju, Leif N. Bowman, Alexandra Lynn Carlton, David DeRenzy, Arturo Garcia, Indrawati Gauba, Ashley Hall, Thomas Hall, Hari Hampapuram, Murrad Kazalbash, Aarthi Mahalingam, Jack Pryor, Anna Leigh Rack-Gomer, Eli Reihman, Kenneth San Vicente, Peter C. Simpson, Alexander Steele, Jorge Valdes, Michael J. Estes, Eric Cohen
  • Publication number: 20140012511
    Abstract: The present embodiments harness a wide variety of capabilities of modern smartphones, and combine these capabilities with information from a continuous glucose monitor to provide diabetics and related people with more information than the continuous glucose monitor can provide by itself. The increased information provides the diabetic with an increased likelihood of good diabetes management for better health.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventors: Michael Robert Mensinger, Naresh C. Bhavaraju, Leif N. Bowman, Alexandra Lynn Carlton, David DeRenzy, Arturo Garcia, Indrawati Gauba, Ashley Hall, Thomas Hall, Hari Hampapuram, Murrad Kazalbash, Aarthi Mahalingam, Jack Pryor, Anna Leigh Rack-Gomer, Eli Reihman, Kenneth San Vicente, Peter C. Simpson, Alexander Steele, Jorge Valdes, Michael J. Estes, Eric Cohen
  • Publication number: 20140012510
    Abstract: The present embodiments harness a wide variety of capabilities of modern smartphones, and combine these capabilities with information from a continuous glucose monitor to provide diabetics and related people with more information than the continuous glucose monitor can provide by itself. The increased information provides the diabetic with an increased likelihood of good diabetes management for better health.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: DexCom, Inc
    Inventors: Michael Robert Mensinger, Naresh C. Bhavaraju, Leif N. Bowman, Alexandra Lynn Carlton, David DeRenzy, Arturo Garcia, Indrawati Gauba, Ashley Hall, Thomas Hall, Hari Hampapuram, Murrad Kazalbash, Aarthi Mahalingam, Jack Pryor, Anna Leigh Rack-Gomer, Eli Reihman, Kenneth San Vicente, Peter C. Simpson, Alexander Steele, Jorge Valdes, Michael J. Estes, Eric Cohen
  • Publication number: 20140012117
    Abstract: The present embodiments harness a wide variety of capabilities of modern smartphones, and combine these capabilities with information from a continuous glucose monitor to provide diabetics and related people with more information than the continuous glucose monitor can provide by itself. The increased information provides the diabetic with an increased likelihood of good diabetes management for better health.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Robert Mensinger, Naresh C. Bhavaraju, Leif N. Bowman, Alexandra Lynn Carlton, David DeRenzy, Arturo Garcia, Indrawati Gauba, Ashley Hall, Thomas Hall, Hari Hampapuram, Murrad Kazalbash, Aarthi Mahalingam, Jack Pryor, Anna Leigh Rack-Gomer, Eli Reihman, Kenneth San Vicente, Peter C. Simpson, Alexander Steele, Jorge Valdes, Michael J. Estes, Eric Cohen
  • Patent number: 8615510
    Abstract: A system and method for search, including steps of: receiving one or more search terms; searching an index for the one or more search terms to generate search results; retrieving the search results, wherein some of the search results include web pages associated with application programs; preparing a search results page for presentation to the user, wherein said search results page comprises at least a partial listing of the search results; presenting a search tool pod located on a portion of the search results page without obscuring the search results, wherein said search tool pod includes a list of application modules for executing the application programs associated with the search results that are presented; receiving a selection of a first application module; and presenting the first application module for user interaction in an area of the search results page that is smaller than the entire search results page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Liang-Yu Chi, Olivia Franklin, Ashley Hall, Guy Hepworth, Jeremy Hubert, Raj Gopal Prasad Kantamneni, Isabelle Peyrichoux, Harshal Sanghavi
  • Patent number: 8484184
    Abstract: Search assistance is provided to users that submit search queries to search engines. In one implementation, a partial search query input by a user to a search engine is received. The partial search query is predicted to be a navigational query. A web address is selected based on the predicted navigational query. A search assistance list that includes the selected web address is generated. The search assistance list is displayed to the user in response to the received partial search query. In another implementation, a plurality of suggested search queries is determined for the received partial search query. A suggested search query of the plurality of suggested search queries having a highest relevance to the user is determined. A search assistance list is generated and displayed to the user. The suggested search query having the highest relevance to the user is prominently displayed in the search assistance list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos Teran, Tom Chi, Don Chennavasin, Ashley Hall
  • Patent number: 8392446
    Abstract: The present invention relates to providing vector terms for use in formulating search requests in response to a user query. The method according to one embodiment comprises receiving a search query from a client and identifying links to one or more content items corresponding to the search query. One or more term vectors are then generated corresponding to the content items and one or more vector terms are selected from the term vectors. The links to the one or more content items and selected vector terms are combined to form a final result page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Liang-Yu Chi, Swati Raju, Ashley Hall, Peter Anick
  • Patent number: 8359295
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems, methods, and user interfaces for browsing a collection of content items saved by a user or by one or more buddies associated with a given user. The method of the present invention comprises saving one or more content items and one or more associated keywords as specified by a user. An interface is generated that displays the one or more saved content items and the one or more associated keywords, as well as the one or more buddies associated with a given user. A user indication of the selection of a given keyword or the selection of a given buddy by the user is received. The one or more displayed content items are filtered according to the selected keyword, buddy, or combination of selected keyword and buddy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Norton, Chung-Man Tam, Jianchang Mao, Zhichen Xu, Adrienne Bassett, Ashley Hall, Nathan Arnold
  • Publication number: 20120054167
    Abstract: A system and method for search, including steps of: receiving one or more search terms; searching an index for the one or more search terms to generate search results; retrieving the search results, wherein some of the search results include web pages associated with application programs; preparing a search results page for presentation to the user, wherein said search results page comprises at least a partial listing of the search results; presenting a search tool pod located on a portion of the search results page without obscuring the search results, wherein said search tool pod includes a list of application modules for executing the application programs associated with the search results that are presented; receiving a selection of a first application module; and presenting the first application module for user interaction in an area of the search results page that is smaller than the entire search results page.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Liang-Yu Chi, Olivia Franklin, Ashley Hall, Guy Hepworth, Jeremy Hubert, Raj Gopal Prasad Kantamneni, Isabelle Peyrichoux, Harshal Sanghavi
  • Publication number: 20120041961
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems, methods, and user interfaces for browsing a collection of content items saved by a user or by one or more buddies associated with a given user. The method of the present invention comprises saving one or more content items and one or more associated keywords as specified by a user. An interface is generated that displays the one or more saved content items and the one or more associated keywords, as well as the one or more buddies associated with a given user. A user indication of the selection of a given keyword or the selection of a given buddy by the user is received. The one or more displayed content items are filtered according to the selected keyword, buddy, or combination of selected keyword and buddy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Norton, Chung-Man Tam, Jianchang Mao, Zhichen Xu, Adrienne Bassett, Ashley Hall, Nathan Arnold
  • Patent number: 8108379
    Abstract: The present invention is directed towards systems, methods and computer program products for controlling a user history module. According to one embodiment, a method for controlling a user history module comprises providing a history module to a user, the history module comprising a plurality of search queries and a plurality of selected search results, and monitoring user interaction with the user search history panel. A predetermined operation is performed on the history module in response to a user interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Liang-Yu Chi, Ashley Hall, Swati Raju
  • Patent number: 8055634
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems, methods, and user interfaces for browsing a collection of content items saved by a user or by one or more buddies associated with a given user. The method of the present invention comprises saving one or more content items and one or more associated keywords as specified by a user. An interface is generated that displays the one or more saved content items and the one or more associated keywords, as well as the one or more buddies associated with a given user. A user indication of the selection of a given keyword or the selection of a given buddy by the user is received. The one or more displayed content items are filtered according to the selected keyword, buddy, or combination of selected keyword and buddy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Norton, Chung-Man Tam, Jianchang Mao, Zhichen Xu, Adrienne Bassett, Ashley Hall, Nathan Arnold
  • Patent number: 8010537
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer program products are disclosed for assisting search request by presenting suggestion of one or more vertical segments to produce a more focused result. A vertical segment may be selected by the user, the selected vertical segment being associated with one or more query terms and a search is performed on an index associated with the vertical segment. A search engine generates a search result and returns a list of search result pages for presentation to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Raj Gopal Prasad Kantamneni, Ashley Hall, Tom Chi
  • Publication number: 20110202520
    Abstract: Search assistance is provided to users that submit search queries to search engines. In one implementation, a partial search query input by a user to a search engine is received. The partial search query is predicted to be a navigational query. A web address is selected based on the predicted navigational query. A search assistance list that includes the selected web address is generated. The search assistance list is displayed to the user in response to the received partial search query. In another implementation, a plurality of suggested search queries is determined for the received partial search query. A suggested search query of the plurality of suggested search queries having a highest relevance to the user is determined. A search assistance list is generated and displayed to the user. The suggested search query having the highest relevance to the user is prominently displayed in the search assistance list.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos Teran, Tom Chi, Don Chennavasin, Ashley Hall
  • Publication number: 20110193795
    Abstract: A search method includes steps of: receiving information required to render a first map of a geographical area on a touch screen display; delivering the map for presentation on a first visual area rendered on the touch screen display; receiving from a user of the touch screen display a selection of a target search area within the geographical area, wherein the user desires to restrict a search for items of interest to said target search area, wherein said selection of the target search area is produced by the user drawing a shape encompassing at least a portion of the target search area over the first map presented on the touch screen display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Applicant: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Ariel Seidman, Olivia Raebel Franklin, Ashley Hall, Aaron Joseph Wheeler
  • Patent number: 7949647
    Abstract: Search assistance is provided to users that submit search queries to search engines. In one implementation, a partial search query input by a user to a search engine is received. The partial search query is predicted to be a navigational query. A web address is selected based on the predicted navigational query. A search assistance list that includes the selected web address is generated. The search assistance list is displayed to the user in response to the received partial search query. In another implementation, a plurality of suggested search queries is determined for the received partial search query. A suggested search query of the plurality of suggested search queries having a highest relevance to the user is determined. A search assistance list is generated and displayed to the user. The suggested search query having the highest relevance to the user is prominently displayed in the search assistance list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos Teran, Tom Chi, Don Chennavasin, Ashley Hall