Patents by Inventor Benedict John Davies

Benedict John Davies 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: 10185469
    Abstract: A method includes outputting, at a display of an electronic device, a first content item in a sequence of content items, wherein the sequence comprises the first content item and a second content item that sequentially follows the first content item in the sequence, detecting a touch input received at a touch-sensitive component of the electronic device, and identifying a starting location on the touch-sensitive component, wherein the starting location includes a coordinate that corresponds to a location of the touch input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Benedict John Davies, Yaroslav Volovich
  • Publication number: 20180013799
    Abstract: Implementations relate to providing selectable content items in communications. In some implementations, a method includes determining that a user is or will be participating in a communication using a device, the communication including an exchange of information with one or more other users. The method determines a set of one or more content items to be presented on the device for selection by the user, the content items derived from stored content and being related to activity performed by the user using the device or one or more other devices, and where the activity is external to the communication. The method causes a presentation of the set of content items with the device for selection by the user, and causes at least one content item selected by the user to be sent in the communication to at least one of the other users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Benedict John DAVIES
  • Patent number: 9756091
    Abstract: Implementations relate to providing selectable content items in communications. In some implementations, a method includes determining that a user is or will be participating in a communication using a device, the communication including an exchange of information with one or more other users. The method determines a set of one or more content items to be presented on the device for selection by the user, the content items derived from stored content and being related to activity performed by the user using the device or one or more other devices, and where the activity is external to the communication. The method causes a presentation of the set of content items with the device for selection by the user, and causes at least one content item selected by the user to be sent in the communication to at least one of the other users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Benedict John Davies
  • Publication number: 20160029067
    Abstract: Methods and systems for enhancing program-viewing experience with viewership, message, and supplemental data include receiving a program identifier for a media program to be viewed; receiving one or more of viewership, message, and/or supplemental data relating to the media program; compiling the viewership, message, and/or supplemental data with the program identifier; storing the viewership, message, and/or supplemental data in a memory in association with the program identifier; and providing display data representing the viewership, message, and/or supplemental data and the program identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventor: Benedict John Davies
  • Patent number: 9230393
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a touch-sensitive component and a display that presents a sequence of content item. A user may scroll through the sequence by applying a touch input that continuously moves across at least two thresholds. So long as the input stroke remains uninterrupted, the display will advance through the sequence each time the stroke crosses one of the two thresholds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Benedict John Davies, Yaroslav Volovich
  • Patent number: 9213989
    Abstract: Systems and methods for media-oriented product catalog creation are disclosed herein. Media content displayed or otherwise selected by a content consumer can be identified. Accordingly, products or services depicted by the media content can be compiled into a dynamic product catalog. The catalog can include a description of the products or services as well as associated contextual references to the media content, such as a screen capture or video clip that depicts one or more portions of the media content in which the product or service was featured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventor: Benedict John Davies
  • Patent number: 9154821
    Abstract: Methods and systems for enhancing program-viewing experience with viewership, message, and supplemental data include receiving a program identifier for a media program to be viewed; receiving one or more of viewership, message, and/or supplemental data relating to the media program; compiling the viewership, message, and/or supplemental data with the program identifier; storing the viewership, message, and/or supplemental data in a memory in association with the program identifier; and providing display data representing the viewership, message, and/or supplemental data and the program identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Benedict John Davies
  • Publication number: 20140207797
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, a method for generating sentimental information associated with media content is provided, the method comprising: receiving user input data corresponding to a user; identifying a portion of the media content item based on the user input data; determining a sentiment based on the user input data, wherein the sentiment is one of a positive sentiment which indicates that the media content item was liked by the user or a negative sentiment which indicates that the media content item was disliked by the user; determining an amount of the sentiment based on the user input data; associating the amount of the sentiment with the portion of the media content item; and generating, for the media content item, sentimental information that indicates the amount of the sentiment associated with at least one portion of the media content item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Benedict John Davies
  • Patent number: 8719277
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses, including computer programs encoded on computer readable media, for receiving user input data that includes a sentimental identifier and an indication of at least one of an amount of pressure and an amount of time used to select a sentimental input. The user input data is associated with a media, and the associated media includes a plurality of objects. For each user input data, the user input data is associated with a portion of the associated media. The user input data is aggregated based upon the portion of the associated media. An average sentiment value is determined based upon the sentimental identifier and the indication of at least one of the amount of pressure and the amount of time used to select a sentimental input for at least one of the displayed objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Benedict John Davies
  • Publication number: 20130117773
    Abstract: Methods and systems for enhancing program-viewing experience with viewership, message, and supplemental data include receiving a program identifier for a media program to be viewed; receiving one or more of viewership, message, and/or supplemental data relating to the media program; compiling the viewership, message, and/or supplemental data with the program identifier; storing the viewership, message, and/or supplemental data in a memory in association with the program identifier; and providing display data representing the viewership, message, and/or supplemental data and the program identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventor: Benedict John Davies
  • Publication number: 20130091071
    Abstract: Systems and methods for media-oriented product catalog creation are disclosed herein. Media content displayed or otherwise selected by a content consumer can be identified. Accordingly, products or services depicted by the media content can be compiled into a dynamic product catalog. The catalog can include a description of the products or services as well as associated contextual references to the media content, such as a screen capture or video clip that depicts one or more portions of the media content in which the product or service was featured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventor: Benedict John Davies
  • Publication number: 20130041905
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses, including computer programs encoded on computer readable media, for receiving user input data that includes a sentimental identifier and an indication of at least one of an amount of pressure and an amount of time used to select a sentimental input. The user input data is associated with a media, and the associated media includes a plurality of objects. For each user input data, the user input data is associated with a portion of the associated media. The user input data is aggregated based upon the portion of the associated media. An average sentiment value is determined based upon the sentimental identifier and the indication of at least one of the amount of pressure and the amount of time used to select a sentimental input for at least one of the displayed objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventor: Benedict John Davies
  • Patent number: 8255293
    Abstract: Systems and methods for media-oriented product catalog creation are disclosed herein. Media content displayed or otherwise selected by a content consumer can be identified. Accordingly, products or services depicted by the media content can be compiled into a dynamic product catalog. The catalog can include a description of the products or services as well as associated contextual references to the media content, such as a screen capture or video clip that depicts one or more portions of the media content in which the product or service was featured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Benedict John Davies