Patents by Inventor Brian D. Rakowski

Brian D. Rakowski 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: 10284506
    Abstract: A method and system for processing messages is disclosed that includes receiving a plurality of messages directed to a user, where each message has a unique message identifier. Each of the plurality of messages may be associated with a respective conversation, where each conversation has a respective conversation identifier. Also, each conversation includes a set of one or more messages sharing a common set of characteristics that meet a first predefined criteria. A list of conversations is displayed as a set of rows in an order determined by a second predefined criteria, where each row corresponds to one of the listed conversations and includes at least a sender list, a conversation topic and a date/time value. The contents of a conversation is displayed when the user selects a conversation from the displayed list of conversations. Messages can be displayed in one of three modes: expanded, compacted and hidden.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Paul T. Buchheit, Bay-Wei W. Chang, Jing Yee Lim, Brian D. Rakowski, Sanjeev Singh
  • Publication number: 20180159810
    Abstract: A method and system for processing messages is disclosed that includes receiving a plurality of messages directed to a user, where each message has a unique message identifier. Each of the plurality of messages may be associated with a respective conversation, where each conversation has a respective conversation identifier. Also, each conversation includes a set of one or more messages sharing a common set of characteristics that meet a first predefined criteria. A list of conversations is displayed as a set of rows in an order determined by a second predefined criteria, where each row corresponds to one of the listed conversations and includes at least a sender list, a conversation topic and a date/time value. The contents of a conversation is displayed when the user selects a conversation from the displayed list of conversations. Messages can be displayed in one of three modes: expanded, compacted and hidden.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Paul T. Buchheit, Bay-Wei W. Chang, Jing Yee Lim, Brian D. Rakowski, Sanjeev Singh
  • Patent number: 9819624
    Abstract: A method and system for processing messages is disclosed that includes receiving a plurality of messages directed to a user, where each message has a unique message identifier. Each of the plurality of messages may be associated with a respective conversation, where each conversation has a respective conversation identifier. Also, each conversation includes a set of one or more messages sharing a common set of characteristics that meet a first predefined criteria. A list of conversations is displayed as a set of rows in an order determined by a second predefined criteria, where each row corresponds to one of the listed conversations and includes at least a sender list, a conversation topic and a date/time value. The contents of a conversation is displayed when the user selects a conversation from the displayed list of conversations. Messages can be displayed in one of three modes: expanded, compacted and hidden.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Paul T. Buchheit, Bay-Wei W. Chang, Jing Yee Lim, Brian D. Rakowski, Sanjeev Singh
  • Patent number: 9124543
    Abstract: A server having one or more processors and memory receives a plurality of messages organized as conversations associated with a user. The server receives, from a client, a request for a selected conversation that is associated with a first message, a second message that was sent after the first message and a plurality of interstitial messages that were sent at times between when the first message was sent and when the second message was sent. The server sends, to the client, display information for displaying content of the selected conversation that includes a representation of the second message in an expanded mode, a representation of the first message in a first compacted mode and a representation of the plurality of interstitial messages in a second compacted mode that is different from the first compacted mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Paul T. Buchheit, Bay-Wei W. Chang, Jing Yee Lim, Brian D. Rakowski, Sanjeev Singh
  • Publication number: 20150193393
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for connecting to a first server to retrieve a first web page; presenting the retrieved first web page in a graphical user interface; and after receiving one or more characters in a string of characters entered into an input field of the graphical user interface, and before a submission action is received: identifying a different second web page for the string of characters; connecting to a second server to retrieve a second web page; replacing the presentation of the first web page with the second web page; after replacing the presentation, receiving one or more backspace characters entered into the input field; and in response to receiving the one or more backspace characters, replacing the presentation of the second web page with the presentation of the first web page.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Inventors: Scott R. Violet, Jeffrey A. Chang, John Nicholas Jitkoff, David Black, Brian D. Rakowski, Glen Murphy, Anthony C. Gentilcore
  • Patent number: 9071566
    Abstract: A server having one or more processors and memory receives a search query from a client. The server identifies a conversation relevant to the search query, where the conversation has two or more messages sharing a common set of characteristics that meet predefined criteria and a respective conversation identifier. Identifying a conversation relevant to the search query comprises identifying a conversation that, as a whole, is relevant to the search query. The server returns to the client for display, as a search result for the search query, conversation information corresponding to the identified conversation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Paul T. Buchheit, Bay-Wei W. Chang, Jing Yee Lim, Brian D. Rakowski, Sanjeev Singh
  • Patent number: 9063990
    Abstract: A system and method for searching messages is disclosed. The system and method includes receiving a search query and, in response to receiving the search query: (1) obtaining, from a message repository, conversations relevant to the search query, (2) creating a list of conversations representing at least a subset of the obtained conversations, where each conversation in the list of conversations is represented as a single item, and at least one of the conversations in the list of conversations comprises two or more electronic messages from distinct senders, (3) identifying, for each conversation in the list of conversations, a portion of conversation content relevant to the search query, and (4) producing, for concurrent display at a client, a search result including at least the list of conversations, and the identified portion of conversation content for each conversation in the list of conversations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Paul T. Buchheit, Bay-Wei Chang, Peter D. Mattis, Brian D. Rakowski, Terry A. Winograd
  • Patent number: 9015257
    Abstract: A server having one or more processors and memory stores a conversation including a plurality of messages, where the conversation is associated with a first label and a respective message of the plurality of messages is associated with a second label. The server receives a predefined request from a remotely located client system and responds to the predefined request by producing and sending to the client system a list of conversations. When the predefined request corresponds to a request for conversations associated with the first label, the server sends, to the client system, a first list of conversations associated with the first label. When the predefined request corresponds to a request for conversations including messages associated with the second label, the server sends, to the client system, a second list of conversations that include at least one message to which the second label has been assigned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Paul T. Buchheit, Bay-Wei W. Chang, Jing Yee Lim, Brian D. Rakowski, Sanjeev Singh
  • Patent number: 9015264
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing information include receiving messages associated with a user. Each message is associated with a respective conversation. A request for conversations associated with the user is received from a client. In response, display information for displaying the conversations as a list, including first and second rows respectively representing first and second conversations, is sent to the client. The first row includes a first recipient indicator indicating that the user is a primary message recipient in the first conversation. The second row includes a second recipient indicator indicating that the user is a secondary message recipient in the second conversation. A single field in each row is provided for presentation of both the first and second recipient indicators in individual rows. The first recipient indicator is not used to identify the primary recipient and the second recipient indicator is not used to identify the secondary recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Paul T. Buchheit, Bay-Wei W. Chang, Jing Yee Lim, Brian D. Rakowski, Sanjeev Singh
  • Publication number: 20140195517
    Abstract: A system and method for searching messages is disclosed. The system and method includes receiving a search query and, in response to receiving the search query: (1) obtaining, from a message repository, conversations relevant to the search query, (2) creating a list of conversations representing at least a subset of the obtained conversations, where each conversation in the list of conversations is represented as a single item, and at least one of the conversations in the list of conversations comprises two or more electronic messages from distinct senders, (3) identifying, for each conversation in the list of conversations, a portion of conversation content relevant to the search query, and (4) producing, for concurrent display at a client, a search result including at least the list of conversations, and the identified portion of conversation content for each conversation in the list of conversations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Paul T. Buchheit, Bay-Wei Chang, Peter D. Mattis, Brian D. Rakowski, Terry A. Winograd
  • Publication number: 20140089433
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing information include receiving messages associated with a user. Each message is associated with a respective conversation. A request for conversations associated with the user is received from a client. In response, display information for displaying the conversations as a list, including first and second rows respectively representing first and second conversations, is sent to the client. The first row includes a first recipient indicator indicating that the user is a primary message recipient in the first conversation. The second row includes a second recipient indicator indicating that the user is a secondary message recipient in the second conversation. A single field in each row is provided for presentation of both the first and second recipient indicators in individual rows. The first recipient indicator is not used to identify the primary recipient and the second recipient indicator is not used to identify the secondary recipient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Paul T. Buchheit, Bay-Wei W. Chang, Jing Yee Lim, Brian D. Rakowski, Sanjeev Singh
  • Patent number: 8621022
    Abstract: A server having one or more processors and memory receives a plurality of messages organized as conversations associated with a user. The server receives, from a client, a request for a list of conversations associated with the user and sends, to the client, display information for displaying a list of conversations comprising a set of rows, each conversation in the list of conversations being represented as a single row. The list of conversations includes a first row representing a first conversation and a second row representing a second conversation. The first row includes a first recipient indicator that indicates that the user is a primary recipient of a message in the first conversation. The second row includes a second recipient indicator, different from the first recipient indicator, that indicates that the user is a secondary recipient of a message in the second conversation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Google, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul T. Buchheit, Bay-Wei W. Chang, Jing Yee Lim, Brian D. Rakowski, Sanjeev Singh
  • Patent number: 8601062
    Abstract: A system and method for searching messages is disclosed that includes searching a message repository to identify one or more messages relevant to a search query, Each identified message belongs to a respective conversation, where each conversation includes one or more messages which share a common set of characteristics that meet predefined criteria. For at least one of the identified messages, the conversation to which it is associated is identified as well as a message content portion from identified message. The content portion includes content relevant to at least one search term of the search query. The conversation is produced as the search result, including the content portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Paul T. Buchheit, Bay-Wei W. Chang, D. Peter Mattis, Brian D. Rakowski, Terry A. Winograd
  • Publication number: 20130013718
    Abstract: A server having one or more processors and memory receives a plurality of messages organized as conversations associated with a user. The server receives, from a client, a request for a list of conversations associated with the user and sends, to the client, display information for displaying a list of conversations comprising a set of rows, each conversation in the list of conversations being represented as a single row. The list of conversations includes a first row representing a first conversation and a second row representing a second conversation. The first row includes a first recipient indicator that indicates that the user is a primary recipient of a message in the first conversation. The second row includes a second recipient indicator, different from the first recipient indicator, that indicates that the user is a secondary recipient of a message in the second conversation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventors: Paul T. Buchheit, Bay-Wei W. Chang, Jing Yee Lim, Brian D. Rakowski, Sanjeev Singh
  • Publication number: 20130013717
    Abstract: A server having one or more processors and memory receives a plurality of messages organized as conversations associated with a user. The server receives, from a client, a request for a selected conversation that is associated with a first message, a second message that was sent after the first message and a plurality of interstitial messages that were sent at times between when the first message was sent and when the second message was sent. The server sends, to the client, display information for displaying content of the selected conversation that includes a representation of the second message in an expanded mode, a representation of the first message in a first compacted mode and a representation of the plurality of interstitial messages in a second compacted mode that is different from the first compacted mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventors: Paul T. Buchheit, Bay-Wei W. Chang, Jing Yee Lim, Brian D. Rakowski, Sanjeev Singh
  • Publication number: 20130013716
    Abstract: A server having one or more processors and memory stores a conversation including a plurality of messages, where the conversation is associated with a first label and a respective message of the plurality of messages is associated with a second label. The server receives a predefined request from a remotely located client system and responds to the predefined request by producing and sending to the client system a list of conversations. When the predefined request corresponds to a request for conversations associated with the first label, the server sends, to the client system, a first list of conversations associated with the first label. When the predefined request corresponds to a request for conversations including messages associated with the second label, the server sends, to the client system, a second list of conversations that include at least one message to which the second label has been assigned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventors: Paul T. Buchheit, Bay-Wei W. Chang, Jing Yee Lim, Brian D. Rakowski, Sanjeev Singh
  • Publication number: 20130013634
    Abstract: A server having one or more processors and memory receives a search query from a client. The server identifies a conversation relevant to the search query, where the conversation has two or more messages sharing a common set of characteristics that meet predefined criteria and a respective conversation identifier. Identifying a conversation relevant to the search query comprises identifying a conversation that, as a whole, is relevant to the search query. The server returns to the client for display, as a search result for the search query, conversation information corresponding to the identified conversation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventors: Paul T. Buchheit, Bay-Wei W. Chang, Jing Yee Lim, Brian D. Rakowski, Sanjeev Singh
  • Patent number: 8341249
    Abstract: A user of multiple client devices (clients) makes application configuration changes on the clients from time to time. The configuration changes are stored in a local event log on each client, as well as in a synchronization server. When one of the clients connects to the synchronization server, for example when the user logs into the synchronization server while using a respective client, the configuration information in the server and client is synchronized. Conflicts, if any, in the configuration changes for a respective application are resolved in accordance with a conflict resolution procedure or conflict resolution rules associated with that application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Brian D. Rakowski, Kristina Holst, Aaron Boodman, Marria S. Nazif, Fritz J. Schneider, Glen Murphy
  • Patent number: 8261325
    Abstract: When a user enters an email address associated with a remote message server account in a configuration area on a display, one or more suggestions for other field inputs are made based on canonical data or historical data from a variety of users. If the user cannot find a desired entry in the suggestions, the user may enter new information. The newly entered information (once validated) improves the prediction capability for subsequent users. A database stores information associated with each email address domain name including one or more remote message server names, one or more username patterns and ranking values. When more than one suggestion for a field is presented to a user, the suggestions are ranked in accordance with the respective ranking values such as by the popularity of a particular configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Brian D. Rakowski, Darick M. Tong
  • Publication number: 20120089710
    Abstract: A user of multiple client devices (clients) makes application configuration changes on the clients from time to time. The configuration changes are stored in a local event log on each client, as well as in a synchronization server. When one of the clients connects to the synchronization server, for example when the user logs into the synchronization server while using a respective client, the configuration information in the server and client is synchronized. Conflicts, if any, in the configuration changes for a respective application are resolved in accordance with a conflict resolution procedure or conflict resolution rules associated with that application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Inventors: Brian D. Rakowski, Kristina Holst, Aaron Boodman, Marria S. Nazif, Fritz J. Schneider, Glen Murphy