Patents by Inventor Brandon M. Pearcy

Brandon M. Pearcy 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: 10366401
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for optimizing the placement of advertisement blocks on a web page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Brandon M. Pearcy, Nathan P. Lucash
  • Publication number: 20170286998
    Abstract: Techniques for affecting display of content may include receiving a request for content to supplement a response to an input initiated by a first user; outputting first content in response to the request, where the first content includes a control feature that is displayable along with the first content, and where the control feature enables the first user to register a negative reaction to the first content; obtaining information relating to the first content based on the negative reaction; identifying second content having one or more characteristics in common with the first content; identifying one or more second users having one or more characteristics in common with the first user; and using the information relating to the first content in determining whether to provide the second content to the one or more second users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Bahman Rabii, Omer Gimenez Llach, Brandon M. Pearcy, Nathan P. Lucash
  • Publication number: 20170024773
    Abstract: Techniques for affecting display of content may include receiving a request for content to supplement a response to an input initiated by a first user; outputting first content in response to the request, where the first content includes a control feature that is displayable along with the first content, and where the control feature enables the first user to register a negative reaction to the first content; obtaining information relating to the first content based on the negative reaction; identifying second content having one or more characteristics in common with the first content; identifying one or more second users having one or more characteristics in common with the first user; and using the information relating to the first content in determining whether to provide the second content to the one or more second users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: Bahman Rabii, Omer Gimenez Llach, Brandon M. Pearcy, Nathan P. Lucash
  • Patent number: 9489682
    Abstract: Techniques for affecting display of content may include receiving a request for content to supplement a response to an input initiated by a first user; outputting first content in response to the request, where the first content includes a control feature that is displayable along with the first content, and where the control feature enables the first user to register a negative reaction to the first content; obtaining information relating to the first content based on the negative reaction; identifying second content having one or more characteristics in common with the first content; identifying one or more second users having one or more characteristics in common with the first user; and using the information relating to the first content in determining whether to provide the second content to the one or more second users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Bahman Rabii, Omer Gimenez Llach, Brandon M. Pearcy, Nathan P. Lucash
  • Publication number: 20150254708
    Abstract: Techniques for affecting display of content may include receiving a request for content to supplement a response to an input initiated by a first user; outputting first content in response to the request, where the first content includes a control feature that is displayable along with the first content, and where the control feature enables the first user to register a negative reaction to the first content; obtaining information relating to the first content based on the negative reaction; identifying second content having one or more characteristics in common with the first content; identifying one or more second users having one or more characteristics in common with the first user; and using the information relating to the first content in determining whether to provide the second content to the one or more second users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: Bahman Rabii, Omer Gimenez Llach, Brandon M. Pearcy, Nathan P. Lucash
  • Patent number: 9053493
    Abstract: Techniques for affecting display of content may include receiving a request for content to supplement a response to an input initiated by a first user; outputting first content in response to the request, where the first content includes a control feature that is displayable along with the first content, and where the control feature enables the first user to register a negative reaction to the first content; obtaining information relating to the first content based on the negative reaction; identifying second content having one or more characteristics in common with the first content; identifying one or more second users having one or more characteristics in common with the first user; and using the information relating to the first content in determining whether to provide the second content to the one or more second users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Bahman Rabii, Omer Gimenez Llach, Brandon M. Pearcy, Nathan P. Lucash
  • Publication number: 20140046753
    Abstract: Techniques for affecting display of content may include receiving a request for content to supplement a response to an input initiated by a first user; outputting first content in response to the request, where the first content includes a control feature that is displayable along with the first content, and where the control feature enables the first user to register a negative reaction to the first content; obtaining information relating to the first content based on the negative reaction; identifying second content having one or more characteristics in common with the first content; identifying one or more second users having one or more characteristics in common with the first user; and using the information relating to the first content in determining whether to provide the second content to the one or more second users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventors: Bahman Rabii, Omer Gimenez Llach, Brandon M. Pearcy, Nathan P. Lucash
  • Publication number: 20140006174
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are described for advertisement retrieval and display formatting. A described technique includes receiving a request associated with a website to retrieve advertisement content for display within a frame of a display of the website, the request including dimensional values defining dimensions of the frame; obtaining advertisement display parameters that control display of content within the frame; determining a maximal quantity of advertisement content units that are fully displayable within the frame based on the dimensional values and a plurality of different combinations of the advertisement display parameters, obtaining advertisements based on the determined maximal quantity; and providing the obtained advertisements for display within the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Brandon M. Pearcy, Nathan P. Lucash
  • Publication number: 20140006942
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for computing an optimal font-size for text in a content item. In one aspect, a method includes receiving a request for a content item, identifying a content item eligible to fulfill the request, the identified content item including text, initializing a set of constraints for rendering the identified content item, based on the initialized set of constraints, determining an optimal font-size for rendering text included in the identified content item, and delivering the identified content item and an indication of the determined optimal font-size to a device for presentation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Brandon M. Pearcy, Nathan P. Lucash
  • Publication number: 20120143701
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer-readable storage medium, for providing a method for re-publishing content that is provided by a content publisher to a user. A method includes providing an advertisement for display to a user in a slot, the advertisement including a first annotation providing information for or about re-publishing the advertisement; receiving a request to re-publish the advertisement to one or more individuals or groups associated with the user in a social context; and providing the advertisement as part of an activity stream for a social application, including presenting the advertisement in the activity stream for the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Davi Reis, Christian Oestlien, Eider Silva de Oliveira, Marcus A. Leal, Amy Wu, Brandon M. Pearcy, Yi Zhang, Jennifer W. Lin
  • Publication number: 20120116867
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer-readable storage medium, for providing a user interaction point on a user device in conjunction with content that is provided by a content publisher. A method includes receiving a request for an advertisement to be displayed in a slot associated with a third-party content site; identifying a relevant advertisement to be provided in the slot; determining information to be included in an annotation associated with the advertisement, the annotation including customized information related to the user or a group associated with the user; and providing the advertisement responsive to the request including providing the annotation for presentation along with the relevant advertisement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Davi Reis, Christian Oestlien, Eider Silva de Oliveira, Marcus A. Leal, Amy Wu, Brandon M. Pearcy, Nathan P. Lucash, Igor P. Soares, Rafael M. Borges