Patents by Inventor Brent S. Tworetzky

Brent S. Tworetzky 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: 9542538
    Abstract: An education digital reading platform provides aggregation, management, and distribution of digital education content and services. The platform ingests content from a variety of content sources, transforms the content for web-based publication, and distributes the content to connected end-user devices via a network. The transformed content preserves the original page structure of the content document regardless of the original format of the content file. As the user experiences the content, the user's web browser regularly communicates with the platform for updating reading content and connected services. User-generated content such as notes are uploaded to the platform so that the user's user-generated content can be accessed from any of the user's registered devices. Moreover, the platform enables the user-generated content and other user activities to be optionally shared among friends, classmates, campus, or other groups, as part of an education social platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Chegg, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Le Chevalier, Charles F. Geiger, Brent S. Tworetzky, Ashit Joshi, Dax Eckenberg, Rahul Ravindra Mutalik Desai
  • Patent number: 9489355
    Abstract: An education digital reading platform provides pages of a document requested by a user, the pages including additional content layers associated with the requested content. The additional content layers including related content, user generated content, advertisement content and other services content offered by the digital reading platform. The requested content and additional content layers require processing capability on a web browser application. The amount of data associated with a page of a document may vary dramatically especially considering the additional layers of content associated with the pages. In order to permit the web browser application anticipate the processing needs associated with each page, the digital reading platform provides markers indicating a difference in processing requirements associated between two pages of a document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Chegg, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Le Chevalier, Charles F. Geiger, Pierce Trowbridge Wetter, III, Ashit Joshi, Ohad Eder-Pressman, Brent S. Tworetzky, Dax Eckenberg, Rahul Ravindra Mutalik Desai
  • Patent number: 9098471
    Abstract: A method, a storage medium and a system for document content reconstruction are provided in a digital content delivery and online education services platform to enable delivery of textbooks and other copyrighted material to multi-platform web browser applications. The method comprises ingesting a document page in an unstructured document format. The method further comprises extracting one or more images and metadata associated with the images and text and fonts associated with the texts from the document page. In addition, the method comprises coalescing text into paragraphs and creating a structured document page in a markup language format using the extracted images, text and fonts rendered with layout fidelity to the original ingested document page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Chegg, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Richardson, Vincent Le Chevalier, Ashit Joshi, Dax Eckenberg, Rahul Ravindra Mutalik Desai, Brent S. Tworetzky, Charles F. Geiger
  • Publication number: 20140012685
    Abstract: An education digital reading platform provides pages of a document requested by a user, the pages including additional content layers associated with the requested content. The additional content layers including related content, user generated content, advertisement content and other services content offered by the digital reading platform. The requested content and additional content layers require processing capability on a web browser application. The amount of data associated with a page of a document may vary dramatically especially considering the additional layers of content associated with the pages. In order to permit the web browser application anticipate the processing needs associated with each page, the digital reading platform provides markers indicating a difference in processing requirements associated between two pages of a document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: CHEGG, INC.
    Inventors: Vincent Le Chevalier, Charles F. Geiger, Pierce Trowbridge Wetter, III, Ashit Joshi, Ohad Eder-Pressman, Brent S. Tworetzky, Dax Eckenberg, Rahul Ravindra Mutalik Desai
  • Publication number: 20130174017
    Abstract: A method, a storage medium and a system for document content reconstruction are provided in a digital content delivery and online education services platform to enable delivery of textbooks and other copyrighted material to multi-platform web browser applications. The method comprises ingesting a document page in an unstructured document format. The method further comprises extracting one or more images and metadata associated with the images and text and fonts associated with the texts from the document page. In addition, the method comprises coalescing text into paragraphs and creating a structured document page in a markup language format using the extracted images, text and fonts rendered with layout fidelity to the original ingested document page.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: CHEGG, INC.
    Inventors: Joshua Richardson, Vincent Le Chevalier, Ashit Joshi, Dax Eckenberg, Rahul Ravindra Mutalik Desai, Brent S. Tworetzky, Charles F. Geiger
  • Publication number: 20130171609
    Abstract: An education digital reading platform suggests connections between users, wherein the users are represented as nodes in a social graph. The nodes may be identified from education materials and course registrations associated with a course and a user. The education digital reading platform also determines suggested connections between the nodes based on the education materials and the course registrations, wherein the suggested connections are based on a commonality between the nodes, such as being registered to a similar course, having the same major, etc. The determined suggested connections are provided to the users. If the users accept the suggested connections, communication and other services are enabled between the users. Such a method of connecting users may iterate when new users or information is added to the platform, such as when a student registers for a new course or a new syllabus is received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventors: Vincent Le Chevalier, Brent S. Tworetzky, Ashit Joshi, Dax Eckenberg, Rahul Ravindra Mutalik Desai, Charles F. Geiger
  • Publication number: 20130173386
    Abstract: Users of an education digital reading platform are provided with advertisements based on their user data. The offers are provided in a course material, such as a textbook, wherein the textbook is identified from a course syllabus. The course material is analyzed to identify ad regions wherein an advertisement may be placed, including embedded ad regions within a course material page and supplement ad regions around a course material page. In addition, predictive data suggesting a user activity in the future may be identified from a course syllabus and opportunistic data providing a current user activity may be used to select advertisements to display to the user. The selected advertisements are mapped to the embedded and supplement ad regions and sent to the user, wherein the selected advertisements are displayed to the user based on the mapping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: CHEGG, INC.
    Inventors: Vincent Le Chevalier, Brent S. Tworetzky, Charles F. Geiger
  • Publication number: 20130151300
    Abstract: An education digital reading platform collects time based user activity data and time based instruction data to generate time based views displaying a user's progress. User activity data includes any activity performed by a user on a web application displaying content from the education digital reading platform such as reading, taking notes, or answering questions. Time based instruction data includes a syllabus, due dates, and deadlines associated with a user's class. An interface system aggregates the user activity data from one or more users along with the instruction data to generate views of a user's progress. The views may be displayed, for example, as a timeline or a calendar. The views may enable a comparison between the activities of multiple users or a comparison of one or more user's activities to a syllabus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: Chegg, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Le Chevalier, Charles F. Geiger, Brent S. Tworetzky, Ashit Joshi, Dax Eckenberg, Rahul Ravindra Mutalik Desai
  • Publication number: 20130124972
    Abstract: An education digital reading platform provides aggregation, management, and distribution of digital education content and services. The platform ingests content from a variety of content sources, transforms the content for web-based publication, and distributes the content to connected end-user devices via a network. The transformed content preserves the original page structure of the content document regardless of the original format of the content file. As the user experiences the content, the user's web browser regularly communicates with the platform for updating reading content and connected services. User-generated content such as notes are uploaded to the platform so that the user's user-generated content can be accessed from any of the user's registered devices. Moreover, the platform enables the user-generated content and other user activities to be optionally shared among friends, classmates, campus, or other groups, as part of an education social platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventors: Vincent Le Chevalier, Charles F. Geiger, Brent S. Tworetzky, Ashit Joshi, Dax Eckenberg, Rahul Ravindra Mutalik Desai