Patents by Inventor Dale Grover

Dale Grover 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: 20130246128
    Abstract: A system for determining viewership of articles or ads in printed publications and using the determined viewership to determine author compensation, ad rates, or other historical or demographic related information is described. The system receives text capture information of portions of a number of rendered documents that is generated by capture devices operated by a number of users. The system searches digital content using the received capture information and determines a readership value for components of the rendered document based upon the search.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Martin King, Dale Grover, Clifford Kushler, James Stafford-Fraser, Claes-Fredrik Mannby
  • Patent number: 8505090
    Abstract: A facility for storing a text capture data structure for a particular user is described. The data structure comprises a number of entries. Each entry corresponds to a text capture operation performed by the user from a rendered document. Each entry contains information specifying the text captured in the text capture operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Martin King, Dale Grover, Clifford Kushler, James Stafford-Fraser, Claes-Fredrik Mannby
  • Publication number: 20120151577
    Abstract: A facility for storing a text capture data structure for a particular user is described. The data structure comprises a number of entries. Each entry corresponds to a text capture operation performed by the user from a rendered document. Each entry contains information specifying the text captured in the text capture operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Martin King, Dale Grover, Clifford Kushler, James Stafford-Fraser, Claes-Fredrik Mannby
  • Patent number: 8146156
    Abstract: A facility for storing a text capture data structure for a particular user is described. The data structure comprises a number of entries. Each entry corresponds to a text capture operation performed by the user from a rendered document. Each entry contains information specifying the text captured in the text capture operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Martin King, Dale Grover, Clifford Kushler, James Stafford-Fraser, Claes-Fredrik Mannby
  • Publication number: 20100092095
    Abstract: A system for determining viewership of articles or ads in printed publications and using the determined viewership to determine author compensation, ad rates, or other historical or demographic related information is described. The system receives text capture information of portions of a number of rendered documents that is generated by capture devices operated by a number of users. The system searches digital content using the received capture information and determines a readership value for components of the rendered document based upon the search.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2008
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Applicant: EXBIBLIO B.V.
    Inventors: Martin King, Dale Grover, Clifford Kushler, James Stafford-Fraser, Claes-Fredrik Mannby
  • Publication number: 20090077658
    Abstract: A facility for storing a text capture data structure for a particular user is described. The data structure comprises a number of entries. Each entry corresponds to a text capture operation performed by the user from a rendered document. Each entry contains information specifying the text captured in the text capture operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2008
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Applicant: EXBIBLIO B.V.
    Inventors: Martin King, Dale Grover, Clifford Kushler, James Stafford-Fraser, Claes-Fredrik Mannby
  • Publication number: 20070300142
    Abstract: A system for processing text captured from rendered documents is described. The system receives a sequence of one or more words optically or acoustically captured from a rendered document by a user. The system identifies an electronic version of the rendered document and associated an action. The system then performs the associated action with respect to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2007
    Publication date: December 27, 2007
    Inventors: Martin King, Dale Grover, Clifford Kushler, James Stafford-Fraser
  • Publication number: 20070279711
    Abstract: A handheld optical scanner and/or memory device for capturing images of text from a rendered document is described. The handheld device may include a data storage component, a scanning component configured to capture text from rendered documents, a power storage component, and a universal serial bus port configured to receive and store data from a computing device and transmit data to the computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2007
    Publication date: December 6, 2007
    Inventors: Martin King, Dale Grover, Clifford Kushler, James Stafford-Fraser, Richard Tong
  • Publication number: 20070011140
    Abstract: A facility for navigating an electronic document is described. The facility receives user input selecting a portion of the content of a rendered document that constitutes a sentence fragment. In response to receiving the user input, the facility identifies an electronic document contained in a corpus of electronic documents, the identified electronic document containing the selected document portion. In response to receiving the user input, the facility further identifies a position within the identified electronic document at which the selected document portion occurs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2005
    Publication date: January 11, 2007
    Inventors: Martin King, Clifford Kushler, James Stafford-Fraser, Dale Grover
  • Publication number: 20060294094
    Abstract: A facility for initiating a purchase is described. The facility receives a text sequence captured by a user from a rendered document using a handheld text capture device. The facility identifies in the received text sequence a reference to a distinguished product. In response to identifying the reference, the facility presents to the user an opportunity to place an order for the established product. If the user accepts the presented opportunity to order the distinct product, the facility orders the distinct product on behalf of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2005
    Publication date: December 28, 2006
    Inventors: Martin King, Dale Grover, Clifford Kushler, James Stafford-Fraser
  • Publication number: 20060256371
    Abstract: A device identifier is scanned with a portable scanner and communicated to a service provider. The service provider associates the device with the portable scanner. Information is scanned from a printed source and communicated to the service provider and subsequent information is received in response at a device identified by the device identifier. In some embodiments, a communication session identifier is scanned with a portable scanner and communicated to the service provider rather than (or in cooperation with) the device identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2006
    Publication date: November 16, 2006
    Inventors: Martin King, Dale Grover, Clifford Kushler, James Stafford-Fraser
  • Publication number: 20060136629
    Abstract: Information is scanned to a scanner memory. A user of the scanner is signaled when sufficient information has been obtained to determine at least one action associated with the scanned information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2005
    Publication date: June 22, 2006
    Inventors: Martin King, Dale Grover, Clifford Kushler, James Stafford-Fraser
  • Publication number: 20060119900
    Abstract: Information corresponding to a sentence or less of text is scanned from a rendered document and converted to text. The text is communicated to a search engine. Electronic content corresponding to the rendered document from which the text was scanned is identified from the search engine results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2005
    Publication date: June 8, 2006
    Inventors: Martin King, Dale Grover, Clifford Kushler, James Stafford-Fraser
  • Publication number: 20060122983
    Abstract: Techniques for determining the content of a document fragment based at least in part on its digest are described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2005
    Publication date: June 8, 2006
    Inventors: Martin T. King, Dale Grover, Clifford Kushler, James Stafford-Fraser
  • Publication number: 20060104515
    Abstract: A system for interactive paper is described. Data fragments are captured at locations in a rendered document. A digital version of the document is optionally located. Markup data applied to the capture creates a rich set of interactions for the user. New models for publishing documents and new document-related services are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2005
    Publication date: May 18, 2006
    Inventors: Martin King, Dale Grover, Clifford Kushler, James Stafford-Fraser
  • Publication number: 20060098900
    Abstract: A facility for securing text captured from a rendered document is described. The facility receives data including an encryption of text captured from a rendered document. The facility decrypts the captured text included in the received data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2005
    Publication date: May 11, 2006
    Inventors: Martin King, Dale Grover, Clifford Kushler, James Stafford-Fraser
  • Publication number: 20060098899
    Abstract: A device for capturing rendered text is described. The device incorporates one or more visual sensors that receive visual information as a part of capturing rendered text. The visual sensors are collectively capable of capturing both text that is permanently printed on a page, and text that is displayed transitorily on a dynamic device. The device further incorporates a visual information disposition subsystem for disposing of visual information received by the visual sensors. The device further incorporates a package that bears the visual sensors and the visual information disposition subsystem, and is suitable to be held in a human hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2005
    Publication date: May 11, 2006
    Inventors: Martin King, Dale Grover, Clifford Kushler, James Stafford-Fraser
  • Publication number: 20060087683
    Abstract: A system for easily determining viewership of articles or ads in printed publications and using the determined viewership to determine author compensation, ad rates, or other historical or demographic related information is described. The system receives scan information of portions of a number of paper documents that is generated by scanners operated by a number of users. The system searches digital content using the received scan information, and determines a readership value for components of the paper document based upon the search.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2005
    Publication date: April 27, 2006
    Inventors: Martin King, Dale Grover, Clifford Kushler, James Stafford-Fraser
  • Publication number: 20060081714
    Abstract: A handheld optical scanner for capturing images of text from a rendered document is described. The scanner includes a package suitable to be held in a user's hand. The package contains an optical sensor that captures images of text from a rendered document. The package also contains a proximity sensor that determines when the optical sensor is within a predetermined distance and orientation of a rendered document. The package further contains a triggering mechanism that causes the optical sensor to capture an image of text from a rendered document when the proximity sensor determines that the optical sensor is within a predetermined distance and orientation of a rendered document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2005
    Publication date: April 20, 2006
    Inventors: Martin King, Dale Grover, Clifford Kushler, James Stafford-Fraser
  • Publication number: 20060078207
    Abstract: Character recognition is described. In one embodiment, it may use matched sequences rather than character shape to determine a computer-legible result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2005
    Publication date: April 13, 2006
    Inventors: Martin King, Dale Grover, Clifford Kushler, James Stafford-Fraser