Patents by Inventor Bradley Horowitz

Bradley Horowitz 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: 9965494
    Abstract: Implementations generally relate to sharing photos. In some implementations, a method includes collecting photos associated with one or more objects, where the photos are collected from a plurality of users. The method also includes collecting attention information associated with the one or more objects. The method also includes generating an attention map based on the attention information. The method also includes grouping the one or more photos into groups of photos based on the attention map. The method also includes causing the groups of photos to be displayed to a target user based on one or more predetermined criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Bradley Horowitz
  • Patent number: 9571726
    Abstract: Implementations generally relate to collecting photos. In some implementations, a method includes collecting photos associated with one or more objects, where the photos are collected from a plurality of users. The method also includes collecting attention information associated with the one or more objects. The method also includes generating an attention map based on the attention information. The method also includes guiding users to capture photos of particular objects based on the attention map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Bradley Horowitz
  • Patent number: 9338520
    Abstract: A system and method for applying a database to video multimedia is disclosed. Certain embodiments provide media content owners the capability to exploit video processing capabilities using rich, interactive and compelling visual content on a network. Mechanisms of associating video with commerce offerings are provided. Video server and search server technologies are integrated with ad serving personalization agents to make the final presentations of content and advertising. Algorithms utilized by the system use a variety of techniques for making the final presentation decisions of which ads, with which content, are served to which user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: David Girouard, Bradley Horowitz, Richard Humphrey, Charles Fuller
  • Patent number: 9317857
    Abstract: A system and machine-implemented method for providing engagement enhancing content to a user with minimal interference with activities performed by the user at a website including receiving an indication of an event at a website, wherein the event represents the user actively interacting with the content at the website, suspending the provision of one or more engagement enhancing content to the user in response to receiving the indication of the event, wherein the engagement enhancing content is configured to encourage user interaction with the website, receiving an indication of a second event at the website, wherein the second event corresponds to the user no longer actively interacting with content at the website and resuming provision of the one or more engagement enhancing content to the user in response to receiving an indication of the second event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan Terleski, Gregory Matthew Marra, Bradley Horowitz
  • Patent number: 9224036
    Abstract: Implementations generally relate to generating static scenes. In some implementations, a method includes collecting photos associated with objects in at least one location. The method also includes collecting attention information associated with one or more of the objects. The method also includes generating an attention map based on the attention information. The method also includes generating a model of the at least one location based on the photos and the attention map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Bradley Horowitz
  • Publication number: 20150347465
    Abstract: Implementations generally relate to sharing photos. In some implementations, a method includes collecting photos associated with one or more objects, where the photos are collected from a plurality of users. The method also includes collecting attention information associated with the one or more objects. The method also includes generating an attention map based on the attention information. The method also includes grouping the one or more photos into groups of photos based on the attention map. The method also includes causing the groups of photos to be displayed to a target user based on one or more predetermined criteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventor: Bradley HOROWITZ
  • Patent number: 9141191
    Abstract: Implementations generally relate to capturing photos without a camera. In some implementations, a method includes determining a gaze of a user using a device that is operable to track the gaze. The method also includes receiving an indication from the user that the user desires a photo corresponding to the gaze. The method also includes providing the photo to the user based on the indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Bradley Horowitz
  • Patent number: 9116926
    Abstract: Implementations generally relate to sharing photos. In some implementations, a method includes collecting photos associated with one or more objects, where the photos are collected from a plurality of users. The method also includes collecting attention information associated with the one or more objects. The method also includes generating an attention map based on the attention information. The method also includes grouping the one or more photos into groups of photos based on the attention map. The method also includes causing the groups of photos to be displayed to a target user based on one or more predetermined criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Bradley Horowitz
  • Patent number: 8994834
    Abstract: Implementations generally relate to continually capturing photos. In some implementations, a method includes collecting photos that are captured continually, where the photos are captured continually using a device that is operable to track a gaze of a user. The method also includes enabling the user to select one or more of the photos subsequent to the photos being captured. The method also includes enabling the user to process the selected photos.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Bradley Horowitz
  • Publication number: 20140177906
    Abstract: Implementations generally relate to generating static scenes. In some implementations, a method includes collecting photos associated with objects in at least one location. The method also includes collecting attention information associated with one or more of the objects. The method also includes generating an attention map based on the attention information. The method also includes generating a model of the at least one location based on the photos and the attention map.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventor: Bradley Horowitz
  • Publication number: 20140181106
    Abstract: Implementations generally relate to sharing photos. In some implementations, a method includes collecting photos associated with one or more objects, where the photos are collected from a plurality of users. The method also includes collecting attention information associated with the one or more objects. The method also includes generating an attention map based on the attention information. The method also includes grouping the one or more photos into groups of photos based on the attention map. The method also includes causing the groups of photos to be displayed to a target user based on one or more predetermined criteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventor: Bradley Horowitz
  • Publication number: 20140176416
    Abstract: Implementations generally relate to capturing photos without a camera. In some implementations, a method includes determining a gaze of a user using a device that is operable to track the gaze. The method also includes receiving an indication from the user that the user desires a photo corresponding to the gaze. The method also includes providing the photo to the user based on the indication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventor: Bradley Horowitz
  • Publication number: 20140176749
    Abstract: Implementations generally relate to collecting photos. In some implementations, a method includes collecting photos associated with one or more objects, where the photos are collected from a plurality of users. The method also includes collecting attention information associated with the one or more objects. The method also includes generating an attention map based on the attention information. The method also includes guiding users to capture photos of particular objects based on the attention map.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventor: Bradley Horowitz
  • Publication number: 20140176744
    Abstract: Implementations generally relate to continually capturing photos. In some implementations, a method includes collecting photos that are captured continually, where the photos are captured continually using a device that is operable to track a gaze of a user. The method also includes enabling the user to select one or more of the photos subsequent to the photos being captured. The method also includes enabling the user to process the selected photos.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventor: Bradley Horowitz
  • Publication number: 20140111431
    Abstract: Implementations generally relate to optimizing photos. In some implementations, a method includes collecting attention information associated with one or more objects. The method further includes generating an attention map based on the attention information. The method further includes allocating resources to the one or more objects in one or more photos based on the attention map.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventor: Bradley Horowitz
  • Patent number: 8495694
    Abstract: A system and method that provide media content owners the capability to achieve community building goals by exploiting video processing capabilities using rich, interactive and compelling media content on a network or Internet website. The system and method additionally provide website community building mechanisms to community members, thereby allowing the members to customize the actual community websites that many companies and website owners seek in order to enhance e-commerce revenue generation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Virage, Inc.
    Inventors: David Girouard, Bradley Horowitz, Richard Humphrey, Charles Fuller
  • Patent number: 8387087
    Abstract: A system and method for applying a database to video multimedia is disclosed. Certain embodiments provide media content owners the capability to exploit video processing capabilities using rich, interactive and compelling visual content on a network. Mechanisms of associating video with commerce offerings are provided. Video server and search server technologies are integrated with ad serving personalization agents to make the final presentations of content and advertising. Algorithms utilized by the system use a variety of techniques for making the final presentation decisions of which ads, with which content, are served to which user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Virage, Inc.
    Inventors: David Girouard, Bradley Horowitz, Richard Humphrey, Charles Fuller
  • Publication number: 20120215629
    Abstract: A system and method for applying a database to video multimedia is disclosed. Certain embodiments provide media content owners the capability to exploit video processing capabilities using rich, interactive and compelling visual content on a network. Mechanisms of associating video with commerce offerings are provided. Video server and search server technologies are integrated with ad serving personalization agents to make the final presentations of content and advertising. Algorithms utilized by the system use a variety of techniques for making the final presentation decisions of which ads, with which content, are served to which user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: Virage, Inc.
    Inventors: David Girouard, Bradley Horowitz, Richard Humphrey, Charles Fuller
  • Patent number: 8171509
    Abstract: A system and method for applying a database to video multimedia is disclosed. One embodiment provides media content owners the capability to exploit video processing capabilities using rich, interactive and compelling visual content on a network. Mechanisms of associating video with commerce offerings are provided. Video server and search server technologies are integrated with ad serving personalization agents to make the final presentations of content and advertising. Algorithms utilized by the system use a variety of techniques for making the final presentation decisions of which ads, with which content, served to which user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Virage, Inc.
    Inventors: David Girouard, Bradley Horowitz, Richard Humphrey, Charles Fuller
  • Publication number: 20110214144
    Abstract: A system and method that provide media content owners the capability to achieve community building goals by exploiting video processing capabilities using rich, interactive and compelling media content on a network or Internet website. The system and method additionally provide website community building mechanisms to community members, thereby allowing the members to customize the actual community websites that many companies and website owners seek in order to enhance e-commerce revenue generation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Applicant: VIRAGE, INC.
    Inventors: David Girouard, Bradley Horowitz, Richard Humphrey, Charles Fuller