Patents by Inventor Brandon Iles

Brandon Iles 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: 10565279
    Abstract: A travel coordination system identifies geographic locations responsive to a location search request. The geographic locations are organized into a plurality of hierarchical geohash levels, each geohash level mapping the geographic location into a geohash of a different area. The locations search request designates a search context for the search, such as whether the user is searching for an origin of a trip or a destination. The context of the search can be used to determine a geohash level for selecting candidate search results. The candidate search results may be scored based on the context using prior user selections and trips scheduled with the trip coordination system. A geohash and context associated with the user's request may be used to modify a scoring function of the candidate search results based on prior trips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Srihari Reddy, Paul Mahon, Brent Hamby, Brandon Iles, Aditya Sarawgi, Will Salisbury, Zach Song, Juthika Dabholkar
  • Publication number: 20200004842
    Abstract: Systems and methods for improving a search process by providing a visual guided search experience is provided. A networked system determines a location of a user device. A user interface (UI) is presented illustrating a map at a first level view of an area based on the location. The networked system receives, via the UI, a first touch input indicating a zoom selection. In response, the UI shows a second level view of the area that includes a plurality of nodes each representing a point of interest in the area. The second level view is a lower level view than the first level view. The networked system then receives, via the UI, a second touch input selecting a node of the plurality of node. In response to the selecting of the node, navigation information for a selected point of interest corresponding to the selected node is presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Karim Fateem, Yu Zhang, Brandon Iles
  • Publication number: 20190049552
    Abstract: A network system uses Wi-Fi signals or other types of short-range transmissions to determine pickup locations for users receiving services provided via the network system. The network system builds a database of search records mapping pickup locations to signatures of short-range transmission detected by users' client devices when they searched for the pickup locations. By comparing a signature detected by a given user's client device to the signatures in the database, the network system can check for similarities between the short-range transmissions. Responsive to finding a match, the network system predicts that the given user is likely to select a similar pickup location as other users whose client devices detected the signatures corresponding to the match. Accordingly, by leveraging the database, the network system can predict pickup locations without requiring the given user to input a search for a pickup location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Anson Chu, Brandon Iles, Dinesh Ramasamy, Juthika Kiran Dabholkar, Upamanyu Madhow, William J. Salisbury, Brent Hamby
  • Publication number: 20180095977
    Abstract: A travel coordination system identifies geographic locations responsive to a location search request. The geographic locations are organized into a plurality of hierarchical geohash levels, each geohash level mapping the geographic location into a geohash of a different area. The locations search request designates a search context for the search, such as whether the user is searching for an origin of a trip or a destination. The context of the search can be used to determine a geohash level for selecting candidate search results. The candidate search results may be scored based on the context using prior user selections and trips scheduled with the trip coordination system. A geohash and context associated with the user's request may be used to modify a scoring function of the candidate search results based on prior trips.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Srihari Reddy, Paul Mahon, Brent Hamby, Brandon Iles, Aditya Sarawgi, Will Salisbury, Zach Song, Juthika Dabholkar