Patents by Inventor Bay-Wei Chang

Bay-Wei Chang 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: 10984000
    Abstract: A system may pre-fetch search result information in anticipation of a user request for the search result information. The system may receive a user search query and request initial search results from a server based on the search query. The system may receive the initial search results from the server and render the initial search results for display to the user. In anticipation of a user request for additional search results, the system may request additional search results from the server. The additional search results may then be pre-fetched for potential display to the user in response to a user request to render the additional search results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Tania Bedrax-Weiss, Bay-Wei Chang
  • Publication number: 20200117673
    Abstract: A method of presenting computer-generated search result information can include receiving a search request from a client computer; identifying a plurality of search results responsive to the search request; ranking the plurality of search results using content in one or more web notebooks; and providing the ranked plurality of search results for presentation in the client computer. Using the content can include determining whether at least one of a title, a heading, clipped content, metadata or a user-annotation in at least one web notebook relates to the search request and, if so, increasing a ranking of at least one search result referenced by the at least one web notebook.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Frumkin, Benedict A. Gomes, Christopher Rohrs, Shashi Seth, Avni Shah, Bay-Wei Chang, Xiangtian Dai, Kushal Dave, Paul Fontes
  • Patent number: 10521438
    Abstract: A method of presenting computer-generated search result information can include receiving a search request from a client computer; identifying a plurality of search results responsive to the search request; ranking the plurality of search results using content in one or more web notebooks; and providing the ranked plurality of search results for presentation in the client computer. Using the content can include determining whether at least one of a title, a heading, clipped content, metadata or a user-annotation in at least one web notebook relates to the search request and, if so, increasing a ranking of at least one search result referenced by the at least one web notebook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Michael Frumkin, Benedict A. Gomes, Christopher Rohrs, Shashi Seth, Avni Stocky, Bay-Wei Chang, Xiangtian Dai, Kushal Dave, Paul Fontes
  • Publication number: 20180225332
    Abstract: A system may pre-fetch search result information in anticipation of a user request for the search result information. The system may receive a user search query and request initial search results from a server based on the search query. The system may receive the initial search results from the server and render the initial search results for display to the user. In anticipation of a user request for additional search results, the system may request additional search results from the server. The additional search results may then be pre-fetched for potential display to the user in response to a user request to render the additional search results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Tania Bedrax-Weiss, Bay-Wei Chang
  • Publication number: 20180089199
    Abstract: A method of presenting computer-generated search result information can include receiving a search request from a client computer; identifying a plurality of search results responsive to the search request; ranking the plurality of search results using content in one or more web notebooks; and providing the ranked plurality of search results for presentation in the client computer. Using the content can include determining whether at least one of a title, a heading, clipped content, metadata or a user-annotation in at least one web notebook relates to the search request and, if so, increasing a ranking of at least one search result referenced by the at least one web notebook.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Frumkin, Benedict A. Gomes, Christopher Rohrs, Shashi Seth, Avni Stocky, Bay-Wei Chang, Xiangtian Dai, Kushal Dave, Paul Fontes
  • Patent number: 9898507
    Abstract: A system may pre-fetch search result information in anticipation of a user request for the search result information. The system may receive a user search query and request initial search results from a server based on the search query. The system may receive the initial search results from the server and render the initial search results for display to the user. In anticipation of a user request for additional search results, the system may request additional search results from the server. The additional search results may then be pre-fetched for potential display to the user in response to a user request to render the additional search results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Tania Bedrax-Weiss, Bay-Wei Chang
  • Patent number: 9852191
    Abstract: A method of presenting computer-generated search result information can include receiving a search request from a client computer; identifying a plurality of search results responsive to the search request; ranking the plurality of search results using content in one or more web notebooks; and providing the ranked plurality of search results for presentation in the client computer. Using the content can include determining whether at least one of a title, a heading, clipped content, metadata or a user-annotation in at least one web notebook relates to the search request and, if so, increasing a ranking of at least one search result referenced by the at least one web notebook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Michael Frumkin, Benedict A. Gomes, Christopher Rohrs, Shashi Seth, Avni Stocky, Bay-Wei Chang, Xiangtian Dai, Kushal Dave, Paul Fontes
  • Patent number: 9395865
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and graphical user interfaces for concurrent display of a reply message and two or more response options are disclosed. In some implementations, a method includes, at a computer, maintaining the display of a reply message associated with a plurality of response options. Each respective response option in the plurality of response options is independently associated with one or more recipient addresses for the reply message. While maintaining the display of at least a portion of the reply message, at least one recipient address for the reply message is updated in accordance with a selected response option. In some implementations, the maintaining of the display of at least a portion of the reply message includes maintaining the display of at least a portion of a message body of the reply message. In some embodiments, the selected response option is one of: reply, reply to all, and forward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Bay-Wei Chang, Jing Yee Lim, Sanjeev Singh
  • Publication number: 20160154804
    Abstract: A method of presenting computer-generated search result information can include receiving a search request from a client computer; identifying a plurality of search results responsive to the search request; ranking the plurality of search results using content in one or more web notebooks; and providing the ranked plurality of search results for presentation in the client computer. Using the content can include determining whether at least one of a title, a heading, clipped content, metadata or a user-annotation in at least one web notebook relates to the search request and, if so, increasing a ranking of at least one search result referenced by the at least one web notebook.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Inventors: Michael Frumkin, Benedict A. Gomes, Christopher Rohrs, Shashi Seth, Avni Stocky, Bay-Wei Chang, Xiangtian Dai, Kushal Dave, Paul Fontes
  • Patent number: 9256676
    Abstract: A method of presenting computer-generated search result information can include receiving a search request from a client computer; identifying a plurality of search results responsive to the search request; ranking the plurality of search results using content in one or more web notebooks; and providing the ranked plurality of search results for presentation in the client computer. Using the content can include determining whether at least one of a title, a heading, clipped content, metadata or a user-annotation in at least one web notebook relates to the search request and, if so, increasing a ranking of at least one search result referenced by the at least one web notebook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Michael Frumkin, Benedict A. Gomes, Christopher Rohrs, Shashi Seth, Avni Shah, Bay-Wei Chang, Xiangtian Dai, Kushal Dave, Paul Fontes
  • Patent number: 9215286
    Abstract: A system for creating an activity-based social includes receiving information from a computing device of a participant in an activity, and determining that the information qualifies the participant for membership in a social network associated with the activity. The system also includes associating the participant with the social network, and enabling access, by the participant, to an electronic portal that provides access to the social network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Goolge Inc
    Inventors: William N. Schilit, Roy Want, Bay-Wei Chang, Yang Li, Shumin Zhai, Ed Huai-Hsin Chi, Elin R. Pedersen
  • Patent number: 9195761
    Abstract: Embodiments of this invention allow a user to navigate through previously viewed documents. These documents may be associated with a key, e.g. a search or a document. In response to re-entering the search or detecting subsequent interaction with the document, the navigation may be provided. In certain embodiments, the navigation is provided through a button on a toolbar or through a menu listing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Bay-Wei Chang, Eric Fredricksen
  • Patent number: 9152713
    Abstract: A media stream, such as a news broadcast, is supplemented with documents that are relevant to the media stream. The documents may be web pages returned from a search engine. A search query generation component generates search queries for the search engine based on the media stream. A post processing component may re-rank and/or filter the documents to enhance the viewing experience for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignees: Google Inc., The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Monika H. Henzinger, Bay-Wei Chang, Sergey Brin
  • Patent number: 9063990
    Abstract: A system and method for searching messages is disclosed. The system and method includes receiving a search query and, in response to receiving the search query: (1) obtaining, from a message repository, conversations relevant to the search query, (2) creating a list of conversations representing at least a subset of the obtained conversations, where each conversation in the list of conversations is represented as a single item, and at least one of the conversations in the list of conversations comprises two or more electronic messages from distinct senders, (3) identifying, for each conversation in the list of conversations, a portion of conversation content relevant to the search query, and (4) producing, for concurrent display at a client, a search result including at least the list of conversations, and the identified portion of conversation content for each conversation in the list of conversations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Paul T. Buchheit, Bay-Wei Chang, Peter D. Mattis, Brian D. Rakowski, Terry A. Winograd
  • Publication number: 20150169691
    Abstract: A system may pre-fetch search result information in anticipation of a user request for the search result information. The system may receive a user search query and request initial search results from a server based on the search query. The system may receive the initial search results from the server and render the initial search results for display to the user. In anticipation of a user request for additional search results, the system may request additional search results from the server. The additional search results may then be pre-fetched for potential display to the user in response to a user request to render the additional search results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Tania Bedrax-Weiss, Bay-Wei Chang
  • Publication number: 20150161269
    Abstract: Embodiments of this invention allow a user to navigate through previously viewed documents. These documents may be associated with a key, e.g. a search or a document. In response to re-entering the search or detecting subsequent interaction with the document, the navigation may be provided. In certain embodiments, the navigation is provided through a button on a toolbar or through a menu listing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Bay-Wei Chang, Eric Fredricksen
  • Patent number: 8868543
    Abstract: A media stream, such as a news broadcast, is supplemented with documents that are relevant to the media stream. The documents may be web pages returned from a search engine. A search query generation component generates search queries for the search engine based on the media stream. A post processing component may re-rank and/or filter the documents to enhance the viewing experience for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignees: Google Inc., The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Monika H. Henzinger, Bay-Wei Chang, Sergey Brin
  • Patent number: 8799273
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method can include receiving, in a system that maintains web notebooks for a plurality of user accounts, a request for a web document from a client computing device; determining whether a portion of the requested web document is included in a web notebook associated with one of the plurality of user accounts; and when it is determined that the portion is included in a web notebook associated with one of the plurality of user accounts, providing for display by the client computing device a highlighted version of the web document having a visual indicator that highlights the portion. Determining whether a portion of the requested web document is included in a web notebook associated with one of the plurality of user accounts can include determining whether the portion is included in at least a threshold number of web notebooks associated with distinct user accounts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Bay-Wei Chang, Kushal Dave, Paul Fontes, Benedict A. Gomes
  • Publication number: 20140195517
    Abstract: A system and method for searching messages is disclosed. The system and method includes receiving a search query and, in response to receiving the search query: (1) obtaining, from a message repository, conversations relevant to the search query, (2) creating a list of conversations representing at least a subset of the obtained conversations, where each conversation in the list of conversations is represented as a single item, and at least one of the conversations in the list of conversations comprises two or more electronic messages from distinct senders, (3) identifying, for each conversation in the list of conversations, a portion of conversation content relevant to the search query, and (4) producing, for concurrent display at a client, a search result including at least the list of conversations, and the identified portion of conversation content for each conversation in the list of conversations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Paul T. Buchheit, Bay-Wei Chang, Peter D. Mattis, Brian D. Rakowski, Terry A. Winograd
  • Patent number: 8719265
    Abstract: A system may pre-fetch search result information in anticipation of a user request for the search result information. The system may receive a user search query and request initial search results from a server based on the search query. The system may receive the initial search results from the server and render the initial search results for display to the user. In anticipation of a user request for additional search results, the system may request additional search results from the server. The additional search results may then be pre-fetched for potential display to the user in response to a user request to render the additional search results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Tania Bedrax-Weiss, Bay-Wei Chang