Patents by Inventor Bret Steven Taylor

Bret Steven Taylor 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: 20190122335
    Abstract: A map image is displayed via a user interface. A user selection of a location marker or one of a set of textual driving directions is received via the user interface. In response to the received user selection, an interactive information window overlaid within the map image is generated. Generating the interactive information window includes providing additional information regarding a location related to the marker or to the one of the set of textual driving directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Jens E. Rasmussen, Lars E. Rasmussen, Bret Steven Taylor, James Christopher Norris, Stephen Ma, Andrew Robert Kirmse, Noel Philip Gordon, Seth Michael Laforge
  • Patent number: 10249007
    Abstract: In one embodiment, user information for a user of a social-networking system is retrieved. Device information is determined for a device associated with the user. Based on the device information or the user information, content associated with the user is retrieved. Using the retrieved content, a content board is composed for use in a cover feed displayed on the device The content board may comprise a background image. Finally, the content board is sent to the device. In one embodiment, updated information for content associated with the user is retrieved. The updated information may be associated with content that was included in a previously-provided content board. Using the updated information, an update to the previously-provided content boards is composed. Finally, the updates may be sent to the previously-provided content boards to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Neel Ishwar Murarka, Niv Seker, Adam Mosseri, Francis Luu, Carl Philip Sjogreen, Cory Rudolph Ondrejka, Bret Steven Taylor, Luke St. Clair, Daniel Weaver, Joshua Van Dyke Watzman, Daniel Schafer, William S. Bailey, Philip Fung
  • Patent number: 10152770
    Abstract: A method of displaying a map on a display page includes displaying a map image; displaying at least one zoom control object overlaid on the map image using an image overlay technique to display the at least one zoom control object within the map image, thereby increasing an area within the display page available for the map image; and changing a manner in which the map image is displayed in response to receiving a selection of the at least one zoom control object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Jens E. Rasmussen, Lars E. Rasmussen, Bret Steven Taylor, James Christopher Norris, Stephen Ma, Andrew Robert Kirmse, Noel Philip Gordon, Seth Michael Laforge
  • Publication number: 20180101933
    Abstract: A method of displaying a map on a display page includes displaying a map image; displaying at least one zoom control object overlaid on the map image using an image overlay technique to display the at least one zoom control object within the map image, thereby increasing an area within the display page available for the map image; and changing a manner in which the map image is displayed in response to receiving a selection of the at least one zoom control object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: Jens E. Rasmussen, Lars E. Rasmussen, Bret Steven Taylor, James Christopher Norris, Stephen Ma, Andrew Robert Kirmse, Noel Philip Gordon, Seth Michael Laforge
  • Patent number: 9934329
    Abstract: This application is directed to an indexing system for graph data. In particular implementations, the indexing system uses a database index infrastructure that provides for flexible search capability to data objects and associations between data objects. Particular embodiments relate to an indexing system for storing and serving information modeled as a graph that includes nodes and edges that define associations or relationships between nodes that the edges connect in the graph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Sanjeev Singh, Bret Steven Taylor, Paul Buchheit, James Norris, Tudor Bosman, Benjamin Darnell
  • Patent number: 9842380
    Abstract: Various methods, systems, and apparatus for implementing aspects of a digital mapping system are disclosed. One such method includes sending a location request from a client-side computing device to a map tile server, receiving a set of map tiles in response to the location request, assembling said received map tiles into a tile grid, aligning the tile grid relative to a clipping shape, and displaying the result as a map image. Direction control or zoom control objects may be included as interactive overlays on the displayed map image. The displayed map image may also include route or location overlays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Jens Eilstrup Rasmussen, Lars Eilstrup Rasmussen, Bret Steven Taylor, James Christopher Norris, Stephen Ma, Andrew Robert Kirmse, Noel Phillip Gordon, Seth Michael LaForge
  • Publication number: 20170154124
    Abstract: This application is directed to an indexing system for graph data. In particular implementations, the indexing system uses a database index infrastructure that provides for flexible search capability to data objects and associations between data objects. Particular embodiments relate to an indexing system for storing and serving information modeled as a graph that includes nodes and edges that define associations or relationships between nodes that the edges connect in the graph.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventors: Sanjeev Singh, Bret Steven Taylor, Paul Buchheit, James Norris, Tudor Bosman, Benjamin Darnell
  • Publication number: 20170068744
    Abstract: A social networking system includes a mechanism for incorporating nodes in the social graph, where the nodes are associated with a web page. Each web page includes one or more tags, which contain meta-information for defining the node in the social networking system, such as the type of the node. The social networking system retrieves the tags from the markup language document and stores their information in connection with the node for the web page. The web page may be outside of the social networking system's domain and may be operated by an entity other than the social networking operator; thus, third parties can define, create, and maintain nodes that are then used by the social networking system. Users may then interact with the nodes on websites outside of the social networking system, and these interactions are tracked by and reflected back within the social networking system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: Bret Steven Taylor, Michael Steven Vernal, Gerald Richard Cain, Mark William Kinsey
  • Patent number: 9576060
    Abstract: This application is directed to an indexing system for graph data. In particular implementations, the indexing system uses a database index infrastructure that provides for flexible search capability to data objects and associations between data objects. Particular embodiments relate to an indexing system for storing and serving information modeled as a graph that includes nodes and edges that define associations or relationships between nodes that the edges connect in the graph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Sanjeev Singh, Bret Steven Taylor, Paul Buchheit, James Norris, Tudor Bosman, Benjamin Darnell
  • Patent number: 9530166
    Abstract: A social networking system includes a mechanism for incorporating nodes in the social graph, where the nodes are associated with a web page. Each web page includes one or more tags, which contain meta-information for defining the node in the social networking system, such as the type of the node. The social networking system retrieves the tags from the markup language document and stores their information in connection with the node for the web page. The web page may be outside of the social networking system's domain and may be operated by an entity other than the social networking operator; thus, third parties can define, create, and maintain nodes that are then used by the social networking system. Users may then interact with the nodes on websites outside of the social networking system, and these interactions are tracked by and reflected back within the social networking system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Bret Steven Taylor, Michael Steven Vernal, Gerald Richard Cain, Mark William Kinsey
  • Publication number: 20160048600
    Abstract: This application is directed to an indexing system for graph data. In particular implementations, the indexing system uses a database index infrastructure that provides for flexible search capability to data objects and associations between data objects. Particular embodiments relate to an indexing system for storing and serving information modeled as a graph that includes nodes and edges that define associations or relationships between nodes that the edges connect in the graph.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventors: Sanjeev Singh, Bret Steven Taylor, Paul Buchheit, James Norris, Tudor Bosman, Benjamin Darnell
  • Patent number: 9223899
    Abstract: An indexing system for graph data. In particular implementations, the indexing system provides for denormalization and replica index functionality to improve query performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Sanjeev Singh, Bret Steven Taylor, Paul Buchheit, James Norris, Tudor Bosman, Benjamin Darnell
  • Publication number: 20140189524
    Abstract: In one embodiment, user information for a user of a social-networking system is retrieved. Device information is determined for a device associated with the user. Based on the device information or the user information, content associated with the user is retrieved. Using the retrieved content, a content board is composed for use in a cover feed displayed on the device The content board may comprise a background image. Finally, the content board is sent to the device. In one embodiment, updated information for content associated with the user is retrieved. The updated information may be associated with content that was included in a previously-provided content board. Using the updated information, an update to the previously-provided content boards is composed. Finally, the updates may be sent to the previously-provided content boards to the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Neel Ishwar Murarka, Niv Seker, Adam Mosseri, Francis Luu, Carl Philip Sjogreen, Cory Rudolph Ondrejka, Bret Steven Taylor, Luke St. Clair, Daniel Weaver, Joshua Van Dyke Watzman, Daniel Schafer, William S. Bailey
  • Publication number: 20140189531
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes determining whether a user of the mobile computing device is currently actively using an application on the mobile computing device; and if the user is not currently actively using an application on the mobile computing device, then automatically and without user input providing for display to the user on the mobile computing device a user interface (UI) including a number of interactive elements that each correspond to one of a number of social-networking functionalities provided at least in part by a social-networking system remote from the mobile computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventors: Neel Ishwar Murarka, Philip Fung, Niv Seker, Adam Mosseri, Francis Luu, Carl Phillip Sjogreen, Cory Rudolph Ondrejka, Bret Steven Taylor
  • Publication number: 20140006412
    Abstract: An indexing system for graph data. In particular implementations, the indexing system provides for denormalization and replica index functionality to improve query performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Sanjeev Singh, Bret Steven Taylor, Paul Buchheit, James Norris, Tudor Bosman, Benjamin Darnell
  • Patent number: 8527497
    Abstract: An indexing system for graph data. In particular implementations, the indexing system provides for denormalization and replica index functionality to improve query performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Sanjeev Singh, Bret Steven Taylor, Paul Buchheit, James Norris, Tudor Bosman, Benjamin Darnell
  • Publication number: 20120215785
    Abstract: An indexing system for graph data. In particular implementations, the indexing system provides for denormalization and replica index functionality to improve query performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Inventors: Sanjeev Singh, Bret Steven Taylor, Paul Buchheit, James Norris, Tudor Bosman, Benjamin Darnell
  • Publication number: 20120075337
    Abstract: Various methods, systems, and apparatus for implementing aspects of a digital mapping system are disclosed. One such method includes sending a location request from a client-side computing device to a map tile server, receiving a set of map tiles in response to the location request, assembling said received map tiles into a tile grid, aligning the tile grid relative to a clipping shape, and displaying the result as a map image. Direction control or zoom control objects may be included as interactive overlays on the displayed map image. The displayed map image may also include route or location overlays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Jens Eilstrup Rasmussen, Lars Eilstrup Rasmussen, Bret Steven Taylor, James Christopher Norris, Stephen Ma, Andrew Robert Kirmse, Noel Phillip Gordon, Seth Michael LaForge
  • Patent number: 8112437
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for automatically generating and maintaining personal data, such as an address book, a financial portfolio, a discussion groups or blogs book, or other types of personal data stores, based on a person's structured search data and/or usage data (e.g., browsing) and/or other sources of personal data (e.g., emails the user receives). Related metadata can also be used in the generating and/or maintaining of the personal data. Dynamic personal data ranking and/or autocomplete functions are also provided, which can be used in conjunction with the automatic generation and maintenance of the user's personal data, to further ease the user's burden in managing and/or handling such data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Lalitesh Katragadda, Bret Steven Taylor
  • Publication number: 20110265011
    Abstract: A social networking system includes a mechanism for incorporating nodes in the social graph, where the nodes are associated with a web page. Each web page includes one or more tags, which contain meta-information for defining the node in the social networking system, such as the type of the node. The social networking system retrieves the tags from the markup language document and stores their information in connection with the node for the web page. The web page may be outside of the social networking system's domain and may be operated by an entity other than the social networking operator; thus, third parties can define, create, and maintain nodes that are then used by the social networking system. Users may then interact with the nodes on websites outside of the social networking system, and these interactions are tracked by and reflected back within the social networking system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventors: Bret Steven Taylor, Michael Steven Vernal, Gerald Richard Cain, Mark William Kinsey