Patents by Inventor Dennis Doughty

Dennis Doughty 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: 20190122266
    Abstract: Improved mobile content presentation capabilities are disclosed for mobile communications facilities, such as cell phones. Information relating to the user characteristics associated with a mobile communication facility and other capabilities are employed to improve the presentation and relevance of mobile content to appropriate or desirable mobile communication facilities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Jorey Ramer, Adam Soroca, Dennis Doughty
  • Patent number: 10038756
    Abstract: Improved search capabilities are disclosed for mobile communications devices such as cell phones. These and other capabilities are employed to improve delivery of sponsored content, such as advertisements and sponsored links, to appropriate or desirable mobile communication facilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: MILLENIAL MEDIA LLC
    Inventors: Jorey Ramer, Adam Soroca, Dennis Doughty
  • Publication number: 20180025010
    Abstract: A system for presenting targeted search results to a mobile communication facility, where the search results are based on a viewing history of audio content consumed by a user on a mobile communication facility, the audio content delivered by a carrier of cellular services to the mobile communication facility. Upon receiving a query from the mobile communication facility the system determines whether the query is contextually more relevant to audio content than search results unrelated to the audio content based on the viewing history. This determination is used to direct the mobile communication facility to prioritize a search result from the query based on the search result being related to the audio content consumed by the user, over search results from the query unrelated to the audio content consumed by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: Jorey Ramer, Adam Soroca, Dennis Doughty
  • Patent number: 9811589
    Abstract: A system for presenting targeted search results to a mobile communication facility, the system configured to perform the steps of (a) receiving information relating to a viewing history of television content including a plurality of episodes from a series viewed by a user; (b) receiving from the mobile communication facility a search request containing a word; (c) determining that the word is more contextually relevant to the series than search results unrelated to the series, wherein the determination is based on the received viewing history of television content; and (d) transmitting to the mobile communication facility information corresponding to a viewing source for one or more episodes of the series not yet viewed by the user, wherein display of the information corresponding to the viewing source is prioritized over display of the search results unrelated to the series.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Millennial Media LLC
    Inventors: Jorey Ramer, Adam Soroca, Dennis Doughty
  • Patent number: 9785975
    Abstract: A system for receiving data associated with a mobile content is configured to calculate an expected value of the mobile content based at least in part on the data received, and determine a bid amount for a sponsorship of the mobile content based at least in part on the expected value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: MILLENNIAL MEDIA LLC
    Inventors: Jorey Ramer, Adam Soroca, Dennis Doughty
  • Patent number: 9754287
    Abstract: A system for targeting advertising content includes the steps of: (a) receiving respective requests for advertising content corresponding to a plurality of mobile communication facilities operated by a group of users, wherein the plurality includes first and second types of mobile communication facilities with different rendering capabilities; (b) receiving a datum corresponding to the group; (c) selecting from a first and second sponsor respective content based on a relevancy to the datum, wherein each content includes a first and second item requiring respective rendering capabilities; (d) receiving bids from the first and second sponsors; (e) attributing a priority to the content of the first sponsor based upon a determination that a yield associated with the first sponsor is greater than a yield associated with the second sponsor; and (f) transmitting the first and second items of the first sponsor to the first and second types of mobile communication facilities respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Millenial Media LLC
    Inventors: Jorey Ramer, Adam Soroca, Dennis Doughty
  • Patent number: 9703892
    Abstract: A system predicts a search query term, wherein the prediction is based at least in part on a plurality of keystrokes entered on a mobile communication facility and wherein the prediction is further based at least in part on information relating to the mobile communication facility and/or its user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Millennial Media LLC
    Inventors: Jorey Ramer, Adam Soroca, Dennis Doughty
  • Publication number: 20160373891
    Abstract: In embodiments, the present invention provides a method and system for receiving a navigation request from a mobile communication facility, receiving an indicator input, dynamically creating a content based at least in part on an association of the navigation request and the indicator input, and presenting the dynamically created content to the mobile communication facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Jorey Ramer, Adam Soroca, Dennis Doughty
  • Patent number: 9471925
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for caching search related data on a mobile communication facility, coordinating the presentation of the cached information with network information to the mobile communication facility display to facilitate response to user queries with up to date information, and implicitly downloading updates to cached information while previously cached information is available to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: MILLENNIAL MEDIA LLC
    Inventors: Jorey Ramer, Adam Soroca, Dennis Doughty
  • Patent number: 9454772
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for receiving interaction information relating to a first mobile communication facility, weighting content based at least in part on the interaction information, and ordering the content for presentation on a second mobile communication facility based at least in part on the weighting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Millennial Media Inc.
    Inventors: Jorey Ramer, Adam Soroca, Dennis Doughty
  • Publication number: 20160253342
    Abstract: A system for presenting targeted search results to a mobile communication facility, the system configured to perform the steps of (a) receiving information relating to a viewing history of television content including a plurality of episodes from a series viewed by a user; (b) receiving from the mobile communication facility a search request containing a word; (c) determining that the word is more contextually relevant to the series than search results unrelated to the series, wherein the determination is based on the received viewing history of television content; and (d) transmitting to the mobile communication facility information corresponding to a viewing source for one or more episodes of the series not yet viewed by the user, wherein display of the information corresponding to the viewing source is prioritized over display of the search results unrelated to the series.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventors: Jorey Ramer, Adam Soroca, Dennis Doughty
  • Publication number: 20160225027
    Abstract: Improved mobile content presentation capabilities are disclosed for mobile communications facilities, such as cell phones. Information relating to the user characteristics associated with a mobile communication facility and other capabilities are employed to improve the presentation and relevance of mobile content to appropriate or desirable mobile communication facilities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventors: Jorey Ramer, Adam Soroca, Dennis Doughty
  • Patent number: 9390436
    Abstract: A system for targeting advertising content includes the steps of: (a) receiving respective requests for advertising content corresponding to a plurality of mobile communication facilities operated by a group of users, wherein the plurality includes first and second types of mobile communication facilities with different rendering capabilities; (b) receiving a datum corresponding to the group; (c) selecting from a first and second sponsor respective content based on a relevancy to the datum, wherein each content includes a first and second item requiring respective rendering capabilities; (d) receiving bids from the first and second sponsors; (e) attributing a priority to the content of the first sponsor based upon a determination that a yield associated with the first sponsor is greater than a yield associated with the second sponsor; and (f) transmitting the first and second items of the first sponsor to the first and second types of mobile communication facilities respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Millennial Media, Inc.
    Inventors: Jorey Ramer, Adam Soroca, Dennis Doughty
  • Patent number: 9384500
    Abstract: A system for targeting advertising content includes the steps of: (a) receiving respective requests for advertising content corresponding to a plurality of mobile communication facilities operated by a group of users, wherein the plurality includes first and second types of mobile communication facilities with different rendering capabilities; (b) receiving a datum corresponding to the group; (c) selecting from a first and second sponsor respective content based on a relevancy to the datum, wherein each content includes a first and second item requiring respective rendering capabilities; (d) receiving bids from the first and second sponsors; (e) attributing a priority to the content of the first sponsor based upon a determination that a yield associated with the first sponsor is greater than a yield associated with the second sponsor; and (f) transmitting the first and second items of the first sponsor to the first and second types of mobile communication facilities respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Inventors: Jorey Ramer, Adam Soroca, Dennis Doughty
  • Patent number: 9386150
    Abstract: A system and method for positioning targeted sponsored content on a mobile communication facility, comprising (a) receiving data corresponding to a transaction event having occurred via the interaction of a user with the mobile communication facility, wherein the transaction event includes transmission of data representative of a first product or service being purchased by the user and a location; (b) receiving data corresponding to offline inventory within the location, wherein the offline inventory corresponds to a second product or service; (c) selecting advertising content based at least upon a relevance between (i) an advertisement for the second product or service and (ii) the purchased first product or service in the transaction event, wherein the relevance is further based on information relating to compatibility of the advertising content with the mobile communication facility; and (d) presenting the selected advertising content on a display of the mobile communication facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Millennia Media, Inc.
    Inventors: Jorey Ramer, Adam Soroca, Dennis Doughty
  • Publication number: 20160180384
    Abstract: Improved mobile advertisement syndication capabilities are disclosed for mobile communications facilities, such as cell phones. These and other capabilities are employed to improve delivery of mobile advertisements and their syndication, such as associating advertising content with websites or applications, to appropriate or desirable mobile communication facilities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Jorey Ramer, Adam Soroca, Dennis Doughty
  • Patent number: 9271023
    Abstract: A system for presenting targeted search results to a mobile communication facility, the system configured to perform the steps of (a) receiving information relating to a viewing history of television content including a plurality of episodes from a series viewed by a user; (b) receiving from the mobile communication facility a search request containing a word; (c) determining that the word is more contextually relevant to the series than search results unrelated to the series, wherein the determination is based on the received viewing history of television content; and (d) transmitting to the mobile communication facility information corresponding to a viewing source for one or more episodes of the series not yet viewed by the user, wherein display of the information corresponding to the viewing source is prioritized over display of the search results unrelated to the series.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Millennial Media, Inc.
    Inventors: Jorey Ramer, Adam Soroca, Dennis Doughty
  • Patent number: 9223878
    Abstract: Improved mobile content presentation capabilities are disclosed for mobile communications facilities, such as cell phones. Information relating to the user characteristics associated with a mobile communication facility and other capabilities are employed to improve the presentation and relevance of mobile content to appropriate or desirable mobile communication facilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Millenial Media, Inc.
    Inventors: Jorey Ramer, Adam Soroca, Dennis Doughty
  • Patent number: 9201979
    Abstract: The present application discloses improved capabilities for aggregating user behavioral data across multiple wireless operators and delivering content to a mobile communication facility based on that aggregation, among other factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Millennial Media, Inc.
    Inventors: Jorey Ramer, Adam Soroca, Dennis Doughty
  • Patent number: 9195993
    Abstract: Improved mobile advertisement syndication capabilities are disclosed for mobile communications facilities, such as cell phones. These and other capabilities are employed to improve delivery of mobile advertisements and their syndication, such as associating advertising content with websites or applications, to appropriate or desirable mobile communication facilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Millennial Media, Inc.
    Inventors: Jorey Ramer, Adam Soroca, Dennis Doughty