Patents by Inventor Grant Ryan

Grant Ryan 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: 9797123
    Abstract: A terrestrial dwelling (1) including a floor (2) with at least one floor section (3) orientated substantially horizontally in use. The dwelling includes at least one wall (4), including at least one wall section (5) projecting substantially upwardly from the floor section (3). A dwelling support (6) is configured to at least partially elevate the floor section (3) above a terrain surface (15). A roof (7) with at least one roof section (8) is attached to an upper portion of said wall (4) wherein the dwelling (1) is configured to provide at least partial atmospheric transparency to at least partially allow atmospheric elements including light incident on the dwelling (1) above the floor (2) to reach the terrain surface (15) under the dwelling (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Purepods Limited
    Inventors: Grant Ryan, Peter Higgins
  • Publication number: 20150345126
    Abstract: A terrestrial dwelling (1) including a floor (2) with at least one floor section (3) orientated substantially horizontally in use. The dwelling includes at least one wall (4), including at least one wall section (5) projecting substantially upwardly from the floor section (3). A dwelling support (6) is configured to at least partially elevate the floor section (3) above a terrain surface (15). A roof (7) with at least one roof section (8) is attached to an upper portion of said wall (4) wherein the dwelling (1) is configured to provide at least partial atmospheric transparency to at least partially allow atmospheric elements including light incident on the dwelling (1) above the floor (2) to reach the terrain surface (15) under the dwelling (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2013
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: Purepods Limited
    Inventors: Grant Ryan, Peter Higgins
  • Publication number: 20080086459
    Abstract: The invention relates to a set of computer executable instructions stored on a computer readable medium which are configured to implement a method of publishing information formatted for presentation using internet protocols. The instructions provided are configured to execute an initial step of delivering to a content author at least one indication of content of interest. These instructions then allow for the reception of at least one reference to an answer posting made by a content author and then the indexing of the at least one received reference into a search process to be completed by a search engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2007
    Publication date: April 10, 2008
    Applicant: Eurekster, Inc.
    Inventor: Grant Ryan
  • Publication number: 20070203906
    Abstract: A search engine system (1) capable of displaying indicative information (3) to a user from searches performed by entities connected directly or indirectly to the user (2), wherein said system (1) includes at least one host computer processor (23) connectable to one or more network(s) (24), a database accessible over said network(s) (24), a plurality of data input devices (25) connectable to said network(s) (24) said search engine being accessible over said network(s) (24).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2004
    Publication date: August 30, 2007
    Inventors: Julian Cone, Gary Franklin, Michael Grantham, Wayne Munro, Grant Ryan, Shaun Ryan, William Stalker
  • Publication number: 20060195443
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an information prioritisation system which is preferably implemented using at least one computer system. This prioritisation system may be adapted to execute the steps of initially receiving an input results set with this results set including a subset of at least one advertiser result. The system provided may then calculate a rank value for each result within the input results set and then assign this calculated rank value to each result of the set. The system may then subsequently order the input results set into an output results set where the output results set formed is composed of a sequential array of results ordered by the calculated rank value assigned to each result. Computer executable instructions configured to implement such a system are also considered to be within the scope of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2006
    Publication date: August 31, 2006
    Inventors: Gary Franklin, Grant Ryan
  • Publication number: 20060195442
    Abstract: A search engine (1) capable of providing a listing of destinations (4) in response to searches for a user-inputted search term (6), said search engine (1) further providing at least one suggestions (10) listing derived from users previously inputted search terms (6) and/or destinations (4) selected, characterized in that at least one seeded suggestion (15) is incorporated in at least one suggestion (10) listing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2006
    Publication date: August 31, 2006
    Inventors: Julian Cone, Gary Franklin, Grant Ryan, William Stalker
  • Publication number: 20060100956
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a method of updating an internet search engine database with the results of a user's selection of specific web page listings from the general web page listing provided to the user as a result of his initial keyword search entry. By updating the database with the selections of many different users, the database can be updated to prioritize those web listings that have been selected the most with respect to a given keyword, and thereby presenting first the most popular web page listings in a subsequent search using the same keyword search entry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2005
    Publication date: May 11, 2006
    Inventors: Grant Ryan, Shaun Ryan, Craig Ryan, Wayne Munro, Del Robinson
  • Publication number: 20060026147
    Abstract: An adaptive search engine (1) having a plurality of data items (4) from one or more data sources (5) stored in at least one database searchable by a search query (6) of a least one keyword (7) to produce a corresponding ranked search result listing (8) of data items (4), said search engine having a plurality of selectable filters (9) applicable by the search engine and/or the user to filter at least a portion (10) of the data items (4) of the search result listing (8), characterised in that said search engine records an association between a filter (9) applied to a search query (6) and a data item (4) selected by a user from said filtered portion (10) of the corresponding search result listing (8), wherein each recorded association contributes to the weighting given by the search engine (1) to application of said filter (9) in a subsequent search for at least one keyword (7) of said search query (6).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2005
    Publication date: February 2, 2006
    Inventors: Julian Cone, Gary Franklin, Grant Ryan, William Stalker