Patents by Inventor Daniel Egnor

Daniel Egnor 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: 20190171688
    Abstract: Interactive geographic information systems (GIS) and techniques are disclosed that provide users with a greater degree of flexibility, utility, and information. A markup language is provided that facilitates communication between servers and clients of the interactive GIS, which enables a number of GIS features, such as network links (time-based and/or view-dependent dynamic data layers), ground overlays, screen overlays, placemarks, 3D models, and stylized GIS elements, such as geometry, icons, description balloons, polygons, and labels in the viewer by which the user sees the target area. Also, “virtual tours” of user-defined paths in the context of distributed geospatial visualization is enabled. Streaming and interactive visualization of filled polygon data are also enabled thereby allowing buildings and other such features to be provided in 3D. Also, techniques for enabling ambiguous search requests in a GIS are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Lawrence Greenfield, Daniel Egnor, Francois Bailly, John Hanke
  • Patent number: 10198521
    Abstract: Interactive geographic information systems (GIS) and techniques are disclosed that provide users with a greater degree of flexibility, utility, and information. A markup language is provided that facilitates communication between servers and clients of the interactive GIS, which enables a number of GIS features, such as network links (time-based and/or view-dependent dynamic data layers), ground overlays, screen overlays, placemarks, 3D models, and stylized GIS elements, such as geometry, icons, description balloons, polygons, and labels in the viewer by which the user sees the target area. Also, “virtual tours” of user-defined paths in the context of distributed geospatial visualization is enabled. Streaming and interactive visualization of filled polygon data are also enabled thereby allowing buildings and other such features to be provided in 3D. Also, techniques for enabling ambiguous search requests in a GIS are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Lawrence Greenfield, Daniel Egnor, Francois Bailly, John Hanke
  • Patent number: 9323738
    Abstract: A location classifier generates location information based on textual strings in input text. The location information defines potential geographical relevance of the input text. In determining the location information, the location classifier may receive at least one geo-relevance profile associated with at least one string in the input text, obtain a combined geo-relevance profile for the document from the at least one geo-relevance profile, and determine geographical relevance of the input text based on the combined geo-relevance profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Egnor
  • Patent number: 9189496
    Abstract: A local search engine efficiently indexes documents relevant to a geographical area by indexing, for each document, multiple location identifiers that collectively define an aggregate geographic region. When creating the index, the search engine may determine a set of geographical areas surrounding a geographical area relevant to a document and associate references to the set of geographical areas with the document index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Egnor
  • Publication number: 20150169674
    Abstract: Interactive geographic information systems (GIS) and techniques are disclosed that provide users with a greater degree of flexibility, utility, and information. A markup language is provided that facilitates communication between servers and clients of the interactive GIS, which enables a number of GIS features, such as network links (time-based and/or view-dependent dynamic data layers), ground overlays, screen overlays, placemarks, 3D models, and stylized GIS elements, such as geometry, icons, description balloons, polygons, and labels in the viewer by which the user sees the target area. Also, “virtual tours” of user-defined paths in the context of distributed geospatial visualization is enabled. Streaming and interactive visualization of filled polygon data are also enabled thereby allowing buildings and other such features to be provided in 3D. Also, techniques for enabling ambiguous search requests in a GIS are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2006
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: Lawrence Greenfield, Daniel Egnor, Francois Bailly, John Hanke
  • Patent number: 8990210
    Abstract: Web pages of a Website may be processed to improve search results. For example, information likely to pertain to more than just the Web page it is directly associated with may be identified. One or more other, related, Web pages that such information is likely to pertain to is also identified. The identified information is associated with the identified other Web page(s) and this association is saved in a way to affect a search result score of the Web page(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Egnor, Paul Haahr, Kevin D. Lacker, John Ogden Lamping, Amitabh K. Singhal, Ke Yang
  • Publication number: 20150012542
    Abstract: A location classifier generates location information based on textual strings in input text. The location information defines potential geographical relevance of the input text. In determining the location information, the location classifier may receive at least one geo-relevance profile associated with at least one string in the input text, obtain a combined geo-relevance profile for the document from the at least one geo-relevance profile, and determine geographical relevance of the input text based on the combined geo-relevance profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Daniel EGNOR
  • Patent number: 8856143
    Abstract: A location classifier generates location information based on textual strings in input text. The location information defines potential geographical relevance of the input text. In determining the location information, the location classifier may receive at least one geo-relevance profile associated with at least one string in the input text, obtain a combined geo-relevance profile for the document from the at least one geo-relevance profile, and determine geographical relevance of the input text based on the combined geo-relevance profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Egnor
  • Publication number: 20140052735
    Abstract: Web pages of a Website may be processed to improve search results. For example, information likely to pertain to more than just the Web page it is directly associated with may be identified. One or more other, related, Web pages that such information is likely to pertain to is also identified. The identified information is associated with the identified other Web page(s) and this association is saved in a way to affect a search result score of the Web page(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventors: Daniel EGNOR, Paul HAAHR, Kevin D. LACKER, John Ogden LAMPING, Amitabh K. SINGHAL, Ke YANG
  • Patent number: 8650197
    Abstract: A system determines documents that are associated with a location, identifies a group of signals associated with each of the documents, and determines authoritativeness of the documents for the location based on the signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Egnor, Geeta Chaudry
  • Patent number: 8595250
    Abstract: A system determines categories for business listings identified in a list of search results and assigns scores to the categories. The system presents one or more high scoring ones of the categories as one or more category suggestions relating to the list of search results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Egnor, Elizabeth Hamon Reid
  • Patent number: 8521717
    Abstract: Web pages of a Website may be processed to improve search results. For example, information likely to pertain to more than just the Web page it is directly associated with may be identified. One or more other, related, Web pages that such information is likely to pertain to is also identified. The identified information is associated with the identified other Web page(s) and this association is saved in a way to affect a search result score of the Web page(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Egnor, Paul Haahr, Kevin Lackner, John Lamping, Amitabh K. Singhal, Ke Yang
  • Publication number: 20120173544
    Abstract: A system determines documents that are associated with a location, identifies a group of signals associated with each of the documents, and determines authoritativeness of the documents for the location based on the signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Egnor, Geeta Chaudhry
  • Patent number: 8171048
    Abstract: Systems and methods improve search rankings for a search query by using location data associated with queries and documents related to the search query. In one aspect, a search query is received, a location score is determined, a topical score is determined, and an ordering of documents related to the search query is determined based, at least in part, on the location score and the topical score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Xianping Ge, Abhishek Parmar, Amit Singhal, Adam Smith, Daniel Egnor, Elizabeth Hamon
  • Patent number: 8078601
    Abstract: A system receives a search query that includes a set of search terms, determines whether at least one of the search terms corresponds to the name of a geographic area, and determines whether the geographic area corresponds to an unambiguous geographic area when at least one of the search terms corresponds to the name of the geographic area. The system performs a local search, based on one or more of the search terms, to identify documents associated with the geographic area when the geographic area corresponds to an unambiguous geographic area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Egnor, Lawrence Elias Greenfield
  • Patent number: 8046371
    Abstract: A system may identify a first document associated with a geographic location within a geographical area and identify a second document associated with a geographic location outside the geographical area. The system may also assign a first score to the first document based on a first scoring function and assign a second score to the second document based on a second scoring function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Brian O'Clair, Daniel Egnor, Lawrence E Greenfield
  • Patent number: 8027988
    Abstract: A system determines categories for business listings identified in a list of search results and assigns scores to the categories. The system presents one or more high scoring ones of the categories as one or more category suggestions relating to the list of search results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Egnor, Elizabeth Hamon Reid
  • Publication number: 20110196861
    Abstract: Web pages of a Website may be processed to improve search results. For example, information likely to pertain to more than just the Web page it is directly associated with may be identified. One or more other, related, Web pages that such information is likely to pertain to is also identified. The identified information is associated with the identified other Web page(s) and this association is saved in a way to affect a search result score of the Web page(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Egnor, Paul Haahr, Kevin Lacker, John Lamping, Amitabh K. Singhal, Ke Yang
  • Patent number: 7933890
    Abstract: Web pages of a Website may be processed to improve search results. For example, information likely to pertain to more than just the Web page it is directly associated with may be identified. One or more other, related, Web pages that such information is likely to pertain to is also identified. The identified information is associated with the identified other Web page(s) and this association is saved in a way to affect a search result score of the Web page(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Egnor, Paul Haahr, Kevin Lacker, John Lamping, Amitabh K. Singhal, Ke Yang
  • Publication number: 20110022604
    Abstract: A system may identify a first document associated with a geographic location within a geographical area and identify a second document associated with a geographic location outside the geographical area. The system may also assign a first score to the first document based on a first scoring function and assign a second score to the second document based on a second scoring function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Brian O'Clair, Daniel Egnor, Lawrence E. Greenfield