Patents by Inventor Benjamin Ling

Benjamin Ling 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: 20210250658
    Abstract: The subject matter of this specification can be implemented in, among other things, a computer-implemented method that includes identifying metadata related to television programming being presented on a display device. The method further includes extracting one or more keywords from the metadata. The method further includes generating multiple search suggestions based on the keywords and first search results based on one or more of the search suggestions. The method further includes presenting the search suggestions and the first search results together on the display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Vincent Dureau, Salahuddin Choudhary, Benjamin Ling, Shalini Pai, Dennis Miloseski, Justin Koh, Richard William Bragg, Alok Chandel
  • Patent number: 10992996
    Abstract: The subject matter of this specification can be implemented in, among other things, a computer-implemented method that includes identifying metadata related to television programming being presented on a display device. The method further includes extracting one or more keywords from the metadata. The method further includes generating multiple search suggestions based on the keywords and first search results based on one or more of the search suggestions. The method further includes presenting the search suggestions and the first search results together on the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Vincent Dureau, Salahuddin Choudhary, Benjamin Ling, Shalini Pai, Dennis Miloseski, Justin Koh, Richard William Bragg, Alok Chandel
  • Publication number: 20200236442
    Abstract: The subject matter of this specification can be implemented in, among other things, a computer-implemented method that includes identifying metadata related to television programming being presented on a display device. The method further includes extracting one or more keywords from the metadata. The method further includes generating multiple search suggestions based on the keywords and first search results based on one or more of the search suggestions. The method further includes presenting the search suggestions and the first search results together on the display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Vincent Dureau, Salahuddin Choudhary, Benjamin Ling, Shalini Pai, Dennis Miloseski, Justin Koh, Richard William Bragg, Alok Chandel
  • Patent number: 10616658
    Abstract: The subject matter of this specification can be implemented in, among other things, a computer-implemented method that includes identifying metadata related to television programming being presented on a display device. The method further includes extracting one or more keywords from the metadata. The method further includes generating multiple search suggestions based on the keywords and first search results based on one or more of the search suggestions. The method further includes presenting the search suggestions and the first search results together on the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Vincent Dureau, Salahuddin Choudhary, Benjamin Ling, Shalini Pai, Dennis Miloseski, Justin Koh, Richard William Bragg, Alok Chandel
  • Publication number: 20190141404
    Abstract: The subject matter of this specification can be implemented in, among other things, a computer-implemented method that includes identifying metadata related to television programming being presented on a display device. The method further includes extracting one or more keywords from the metadata. The method further includes generating multiple search suggestions based on the keywords and first search results based on one or more of the search suggestions. The method further includes presenting the search suggestions and the first search results together on the display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Vincent Dureau, Salahuddin Choudhary, Benjamin Ling, Shalini Pai, Dennis Miloseski, Justin Koh, Richard William Bragg, Alok Chandel
  • Patent number: 10178438
    Abstract: The subject matter of this specification can be implemented in, among other things, a computer-implemented method that includes identifying metadata related to television programming being presented on a display device. The method further includes extracting one or more keywords from the metadata. The method further includes generating multiple search suggestions based on the keywords and first search results based on one or more of the search suggestions. The method further includes presenting the search suggestions and the first search results together on the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Vincent Dureau, Salahuddin Choudhary, Benjamin Ling, Shalini Pai, Dennis Miloseski, Justin Koh, Richard William Bragg, Alok Chandel
  • Publication number: 20180063592
    Abstract: The subject matter of this specification can be implemented in, among other things, a computer-implemented method that includes identifying metadata related to television programming being presented on a display device. The method further includes extracting one or more keywords from the metadata. The method further includes generating multiple search suggestions based on the keywords and first search results based on one or more of the search suggestions. The method further includes presenting the search suggestions and the first search results together on the display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Vincent Dureau, Salahuddin Choudhary, Benjamin Ling, Shalini Pai, Dennis Miloseski, Justin Koh, Richard William Bragg, Alok Chandel
  • Patent number: 9807464
    Abstract: The subject matter of this specification can be implemented in, among other things, a computer-implemented method that includes identifying metadata related to television programming being presented on a display device. The method further includes extracting one or more keywords from the metadata. The method further includes generating multiple search suggestions based on the keywords and first search results based on one or more of the search suggestions. The method further includes presenting the search suggestions and the first search results together on the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Vincent Dureau, Salahuddin Choudhary, Benjamin Ling, Shalini Pai, Dennis Miloseski, Justin Koh, Rich Bragg, Alok Chandel
  • Publication number: 20160283601
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method for processing queries initiated by users of mobile devices includes receiving an incoming message containing a query initiated by a user of a mobile device, and extracting the query from the received message. The message further includes obtaining a result of the query and creating an outgoing message with the result of the query for delivery to the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Benjamin Ling, Jie J. Wu, Jian Gong Deng, Hanping Feng
  • Patent number: 9451428
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method for processing queries initiated by users of mobile devices includes receiving an incoming message containing a query initiated by a user of a mobile device, and extracting the query from the received message. The message further includes obtaining a result of the query and creating an outgoing message with the result of the query for delivery to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Ling, Jie J. Wu, Jian Gong Deng, Hanping Feng
  • Publication number: 20140337311
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method for processing queries initiated by users of mobile devices includes receiving an incoming message containing a query initiated by a user of a mobile device, and extracting the query from the received message. The message further includes obtaining a result of the query and creating an outgoing message with the result of the query for delivery to the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Benjamin Ling, Jie J. Wu, Jian Gong Deng, Hanping Feng
  • Publication number: 20110289530
    Abstract: The subject matter of this specification can be implemented in, among other things, a computer-implemented method that includes identifying metadata related to television programming being presented on a display device. The method further includes extracting one or more keywords from the metadata. The method further includes generating multiple search suggestions based on the keywords and first search results based on one or more of the search suggestions. The method further includes presenting the search suggestions and the first search results together on the display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Vincent Dureau, Salahuddin Choudhary, Benjamin Ling, Shalini Pai, Dennis Miloseski, Justin Koh, Rich Bragg, Alok Chandel
  • Publication number: 20110246593
    Abstract: A system, method, and a computer program product generates an anonymous email address corresponding to a pair of customer and merchant. Based on the received customer identifier and merchant identifier, an anonymous email key and address are generated. The anonymous email address is then used in communications between the customer and merchant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventors: Arturo E. Crespo, Louis V. Perrochon, Eric Mao, Benjamin Ling
  • Publication number: 20070299920
    Abstract: A system, method, and a computer program product generates an anonymous email address corresponding to a pair of customer and merchant. Based on the received customer identifier and merchant identifier, an anonymous email key and address are generated. The anonymous email address is then used in communications between the customer and merchant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2006
    Publication date: December 27, 2007
    Inventors: Arturo E. Crespo, Louis V. Perrochon, Eric Mao, Benjamin Ling
  • Publication number: 20060080238
    Abstract: A micro-payment system has buyers, sellers, and a broker. The buyers establish accounts with the broker and provide payment information allowing the broker to invoice the buyers. The sellers establish accounts with the brokers and specify terms for accessing items, including electronic content, available from the sellers. The sellers also provide payment information that allows the broker to credit the sellers for sales of the items. The broker aggregates the buyers' micro-payment purchases and invoices the buyers. The broker also aggregates the sellers' micro-payment sales and credits the sellers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2004
    Publication date: April 13, 2006
    Inventors: Thomas Nielsen, John Piscitello, Arturo Crespo, Louis Perrochon, Benjamin Ling, Georges Harik
  • Publication number: 20060069664
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method for processing queries initiated by users of mobile devices includes receiving an incoming message containing a query initiated be a user of a mobile device, and extracting the query from the received message. The message further includes obtaining a result of the query and creating an outgoing message with the result of the query for delivery to the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Publication date: March 30, 2006
    Inventors: Benjamin Ling, Jie Wu, Jian Deng, Hanping Feng
  • Patent number: D953861
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Mele, Jared Christian Levi, Duncan Reynolds Sherwood, Philip Nigel Bordet-Stead, Craig Glass, Shih Ling Christina Tang, Benjamin Sean Davey, Jack Christopher McCulloch