Patents by Inventor Dwight Allen Merriman

Dwight Allen Merriman 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: 20140289042
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for targeting the delivery of advertisements over a network such as the Internet are disclosed. Statistics are compiled on individual users and networks and the use of the advertisements is tracked to permit targeting of the advertisements of individual users. In response to requests from affiliated sites, an advertising server transmits to people accessing the page of a site an appropriate one of the advertisement based upon profiling of users and networks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Dwight Allen Merriman, Kevin J. O Connor
  • Patent number: 8676644
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for targeting the delivery of advertisements over a network such as the Internet are disclosed. Statistics are compiled on individual users and networks and the use of the advertisements is tracked to permit targeting of the advertisements of individual users. In response to requests from affiliated sites, an advertising server transmits to people accessing the page of a site an appropriate one of the advertisement based upon profiling of users and networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Dwight Allen Merriman, Kevin Joseph O'Connor
  • Publication number: 20130254389
    Abstract: A method and system for reporting website activity. According to an example embodiment, the system receives event-level data representing visitor activity on a client website, infers attribution of one or more metrics to at least one navigation entity based on the visitor activity, and provides reports based on the inferred attribution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan Marc Heller, James Christopher Kim, Dwight Allen Merriman, Andrew Joel Erlichson, Benjamin Chien-wen Lee
  • Patent number: 8452865
    Abstract: A method and system for reporting website activity. According to an example embodiment, the system receives event-level data representing visitor activity on a client website, infers attribution of one or more metrics to at least one navigation entity based on the visitor activity, and provides reports based on the inferred attribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Marc Heller, James Christopher Kim, Dwight Allen Merriman, Andrew Joel Erlichson, Benjamin Chien-wen Lee
  • Publication number: 20110191176
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for targeting the delivery of advertisements over a network such as the Internet are disclosed. Statistics are compiled on individual users and networks and the use of the advertisements is tracked to permit targeting of the advertisements of individual users. In response to requests from affiliated sites, an advertising server transmits to people accessing the page of a site an appropriate one of the advertisement based upon profiling of users and networks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Dwight Allen Merriman, Kevin Joseph O'Connor
  • Patent number: 7930207
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for targeting the delivery of advertisements over a network such as the Internet are disclosed. Statistics are compiled on individual users and networks and the use of the advertisements is tracked to permit targeting of the advertisements of individual users. In response to requests from affiliated sites, an advertising server transmits to people accessing the page of a site an appropriate one of the advertisement based upon profiling of users and networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Dwight Allen Merriman, Kevin Joseph O'Connor
  • Patent number: 7844488
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for targeting the delivery of advertisements over a network such as the Internet are disclosed. Statistics are compiled on individual users and networks and the use of the advertisements is tracked to permit targeting of the advertisements of individual users. In response to requests from affiliated sites, an advertising server transmits to people accessing the page of a site an appropriate one of the advertisement based upon profiling of users and networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignees: DoubleClick Inc., Google Inc.
    Inventors: Dwight Allen Merriman, Kevin Joseph O'Connor
  • Patent number: 7827062
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for targeting the delivery of advertisements over a network such as the Internet are disclosed. Statistics are compiled on individual users and networks and the use of the advertisements is tracked to permit targeting of the advertisements of individual users. In response to requests from affiliated sites, an advertising server transmits to people accessing the page of a site an appropriate one of the advertisement based upon profiling of users and networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Dwight Allen Merriman, Kevin Joseph O'Connor
  • Publication number: 20100023392
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for targeting the delivery of advertisements over a network such as the Internet are disclosed. Statistics are compiled on individual users and networks and the use of the advertisements is tracked to permit targeting of the advertisements of individual users. In response to requests from affiliated sites, an advertising server transmits to people accessing the page of a site an appropriate one of the advertisement based upon profiling of users and networks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Dwight Allen Merriman, Kevin Joseph O'Connor
  • Patent number: 7349827
    Abstract: A method and system for reporting website activity. According to an example embodiment, the system receives event-level data representing visitor activity through navigation entities on a client website, infers attribution of one or more metrics to at least one navigation entity based on the visitor activity, and provides online reports to the client based on the inferred attribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: DoubleClick Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Marc Heller, James Christopher Kim, Dwight Allen Merriman, Andrew Joel Erlichson, Benjamin Chien-wen Lee
  • Patent number: 7085682
    Abstract: A method and system for analyzing website activity. According to an example embodiment, the system receives event-level data representing visitor session activity on a client website; attributes characteristic information of the event-level data associated with each visitor's session to at least one of a plurality of visitor segments, stores results of the attributed information aggregated according to visitor segment prior to a client-requested analysis of the event-level data, and provides online reports based on the resultant data in response to a client-requested analysis of the event-level data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignee: Doubleclick Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Marc Heller, James Christopher Kim, Dwight Allen Merriman, Andrew Joel Erlichson, Benjamin Chien-wen Lee
  • Publication number: 20040172332
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for targeting the delivery of advertisements over a network such as the Internet are disclosed. Statistics are compiled on individual users and networks and the use of the advertisements is tracked to permit targeting of the advertisements of individual users. In response to requests from affiliated sites, an advertising server transmits to people accessing the page of a site an appropriate one of the advertisement based upon profiling of users and networks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2004
    Publication date: September 2, 2004
    Inventors: Dwight Allen Merriman, Kevin Joseph O'Connor
  • Publication number: 20040172324
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for targeting the delivery of advertisements over a network such as the Internet are disclosed. Statistics are compiled on individual users and networks and the use of the advertisements is tracked to permit targeting of the advertisements of individual users. In response to requests from affiliated sites, an advertising server transmits to people accessing the page of a site an appropriate one of the advertisement based upon profiling of users and networks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2004
    Publication date: September 2, 2004
    Inventors: Dwight Allen Merriman, Kevin Joseph O'Connor
  • Publication number: 20040172331
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for targeting the delivery of advertisements over a network such as the Internet are disclosed. Statistics are compiled on individual users and networks and the use of the advertisements is tracked to permit targeting of the advertisements of individual users. In response to requests from affiliated sites, an advertising server transmits to people accessing the page of a site an appropriate one of the advertisement based upon profiling of users and networks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2004
    Publication date: September 2, 2004
    Inventors: Dwight Allen Merriman, Kevin Joseph O'Connor
  • Publication number: 20030028433
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for targeting the delivery of advertisements over a network such as the Internet are disclosed. Statistics are compiled on individual users and networks and the use of the advertisements is tracked to permit targeting of the advertisements of individual users. In response to requests from affiliated sites, an advertising server transmits to people accessing the page of a site an appropriate one of the advertisement based upon profiling of users and networks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2002
    Publication date: February 6, 2003
    Inventors: Dwight Allen Merriman, Kevin Joseph O'Conner
  • Publication number: 20020072965
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for targeting the delivery of advertisements over a network such as the Internet are disclosed. Statistics are compiled on individual users and networks and the use of the advertisements is tracked to permit targeting of the advertisements of individual users. In response to requests from affiliated sites, an advertising server transmits to people accessing the page of a site an appropriate one of the advertisement based upon profiling of users and networks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 1999
    Publication date: June 13, 2002
    Inventors: DWIGHT ALLEN MERRIMAN, KEVIN JOSEPH O'CONNOR
  • Patent number: 5948061
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for targeting the delivery of advertisements over a network such as the Internet are disclosed. Statistics are compiled on individual users and networks and the use of the advertisements is tracked to permit targeting of the advertisements of individual users. In response to requests from affiliated sites, an advertising server transmits to people accessing the page of a site an appropriate one of the advertisement based upon profiling of users and networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1999
    Assignee: Double Click, Inc.
    Inventors: Dwight Allen Merriman, Kevin Joseph O'Connor
  • Patent number: RE44724
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for targeting the delivery of advertisements over a network such as the Internet are disclosed. Statistics are compiled on individual users and networks and the use of the advertisements is tracked to permit targeting of the advertisements of individual users. In response to requests from affiliated sites, an advertising server transmits to people accessing the page of a site an appropriate one of the advertisement based upon profiling of users and networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Dwight Allen Merriman, Kevin J. O'Connor
  • Patent number: RE44899
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for targeting the delivery of advertisements over a network such as the Internet are disclosed. Statistics are compiled on individual users and networks and the use of the advertisements is tracked to permit targeting of the advertisements of individual users. In response to requests from affiliated sites, an advertising server transmits to people accessing the page of a site an appropriate one of the advertisement based upon profiling of users and networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Dwight Allen Merriman, Kevin J. O'Connor