Patents by Inventor Harmannus Vandermolen

Harmannus Vandermolen 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: 10423300
    Abstract: Content that is significant to a user may be determined. An indication that a user finds content within a document significant may be received. In response to the received indication, the document may be analyzed to identify a set of topics associated with the content of the document. From the set of topics, a subset of topics responsible for the user finding the document significant may be identified. A user profile associated with the user may be updated based on the subset of topics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Harmannus Vandermolen, Charles Fish, Karen Howe, Paul Vidich, Scott J. Levine
  • Patent number: 10394887
    Abstract: Video trailers for a video quote may be created and provided to a user. The Internet may be searched to identify documents that likely include references to a video. A reference to the video within an identified document may be detected and determined to be a video quote. The video quote and related information may be extracted from the identified document. A location of the video quote within the video may be determined. A video trailer that includes the video quote may be created based on the location of the video quote. A request for a video trailer that includes a video quote or a partial video quote, specified by the user, may be received from the user. A video trailer that includes the video quote or the partial video quote may be identified and provided to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Mercury Kingdom Assets Limited
    Inventors: Abdur R. Chowdhury, Harmannus Vandermolen
  • Patent number: 10318111
    Abstract: Content that is significant to a user may be determined. An indication that a user finds content within a document significant may be received. In response to the received indication, the document may be analyzed to identify a set of topics associated with the content of the document. From the set of topics, a subset of topics responsible for the user finding the document significant may be identified. A user profile associated with the user may be updated based on the subset of topics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Harmannus Vandermolen, Charles Fish, Karen Howe, Paul Vidich, Scott J. Levine
  • Patent number: 9852126
    Abstract: Information may be presented to a user by using a first application to receive a character stream of one or more noncompletion characters. The noncompletion characters indicate that additional characters may be received. The character stream is exchanged with a host that analyzes the character stream to generate results that are responsive to the user's predicted interest. Results are received and displayed so that the user may select one of the results to launch a code segment related to the selected result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Lara Mehanna, Shawkat Hasan, Harmannus Vandermolen, Gerald Campbell
  • Patent number: 9659094
    Abstract: Multimedia stream search results may be made perceivable to a user. A multimedia search query may be received from a user. The multimedia search query may be compared with information related to known multimedia streams and multimedia search results may be determined based on the comparison. A popularity of the multimedia streams corresponding to the multimedia stream search results may be determined based on a number of canonical URLs associated with the multimedia stream. A presentation of the multimedia stream search results to the user may be configured based on the popularity of the corresponding multimedia streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: AOL Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Wiegering, Harmannus Vandermolen
  • Patent number: 9652539
    Abstract: Search results may be yielded based on a search query. A search query inspired by a user may be received. Based on the search query, multiple search results each including links may be determined. The multiple search results may include a first search result that includes a link to a first digital instance that describes or embodies a first content item, and a second search result that includes a link to a second digital instance that describes or embodies a second content item. A perceived popularity may be assessed for each of the first and second content items. The perceived popularity may be a measure of the popularity of the first and second content items, and may be distinct from a popularity of the first and second digital instances. A presentation of the multiple search results may be determined based on the accessed perceived popularity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: AOL Inc.
    Inventors: Abdur R. Chowdhury, Harmannus Vandermolen
  • Patent number: 9619109
    Abstract: Content that is significant to a user may be determined. An indication that a user finds content within a document significant may be received. In response to the received indication, the document may be analyzed to identify a set of topics associated with the content of the document. From the set of topics, a subset of topics responsible for the user finding the document significant may be identified. A user profile associated with the user may be updated based on the subset of topics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Harmannus Vandermolen, Charles Fish, Karen Howe, Paul Vidich, Scott J. Levine
  • Publication number: 20160275187
    Abstract: Video trailers for a video quote may be created and provided to a user. The Internet may be searched to identify documents that likely include references to a video. A reference to the video within an identified document may be detected and determined to be a video quote. The video quote and related information may be extracted from the identified document. A location of the video quote within the video may be determined. A video trailer that includes the video quote may be created based on the location of the video quote. A request for a video trailer that includes a video quote or a partial video quote, specified by the user, may be received from the user. A video trailer that includes the video quote or the partial video quote may be identified and provided to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: Abdur R. Chowdhury, Harmannus Vandermolen
  • Patent number: 9442985
    Abstract: Search results may be provided to a user. A search query may be received from the user. A query feature vector may be formed for the search query. The query feature vector may be compared with news feature vectors associated with documents related to current events. An augmented query feature vector may be formed based on results of the comparison of the query feature vector with the news feature vectors. The augmented query feature vector may be compared with feature vectors related to target documents. Search results that include target documents may be identified based on results of the comparison of the augmented query feature vector with the feature vectors related to the target documents. The user may be made able to perceive at least some of the identified search results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: AOL Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Wiegering, Harmannus Vandermolen, Karen Howe, Michael Sommers
  • Publication number: 20160231891
    Abstract: Content that is significant to a user may be determined. An indication that a user finds content within a document significant may be received. In response to the received indication, the document may be analyzed to identify a set of topics associated with the content of the document. From the set of topics, a subset of topics responsible for the user finding the document significant may be identified. A user profile associated with the user may be updated based on the subset of topics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventors: Harmannus Vandermolen, Charles Fish, Karen Howe, Paul Vidich, Scott J. Levine
  • Publication number: 20160196352
    Abstract: Search results may be yielded based on a search query. A search query inspired by a user may be received. Based on the search query, multiple search results each including links may be determined. The multiple search results may include a first search result that includes a link to a first digital instance that describes or embodies a first content item, and a second search result that includes a link to a second digital instance that describes or embodies a second content item. A perceived popularity may be assessed for each of the first and second content items. The perceived popularity may be a measure of the popularity of the first and second content items, and may be distinct from a popularity of the first and second digital instances. A presentation of the multiple search results may be determined based on the accessed perceived popularity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: Abdur R. CHOWDHURY, Harmannus VANDERMOLEN
  • Patent number: 9384194
    Abstract: Content that is significant to a user may be determined. An indication that a user finds content within a document significant may be received. In response to the received indication, the document may be analyzed to identify a set of topics associated with the content of the document. From the set of topics, a subset of topics responsible for the user finding the document significant may be identified. A user profile associated with the user may be updated based on the subset of topics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Harmannus Vandermolen, Charles Fish, Karen Howe, Paul Vidich, Scott J. Levine
  • Patent number: 9378209
    Abstract: Video trailers for a video quote may be created and provided to a user. The Internet may be searched to identify documents that likely include references to a video. A reference to the video within an identified document may be detected and determined to be a video quote. The video quote and related information may be extracted from the identified document. A location of the video quote within the video may be determined. A video trailer that includes the video quote may be created based on the location of the video quote. A request for a video trailer that includes a video quote or a partial video quote, specified by the user, may be received from the user. A video trailer that includes the video quote or the partial video quote may be identified and provided to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Mercury Kingdom Assets Limited
    Inventors: Abdur R. Chowdhury, Harmannus Vandermolen
  • Publication number: 20160125079
    Abstract: Multimedia stream search results may be made perceivable to a user. A multimedia search query may be received from a user. The multimedia search query may be compared with information related to known multimedia streams and multimedia search results may be determined based on the comparison. A popularity of the multimedia streams corresponding to the multimedia stream search results may be determined based on a number of canonical URLs associated with the multimedia stream. A presentation of the multimedia stream search results to the user may be configured based on the popularity of the corresponding multimedia streams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Anthony Wiegering, Harmannus Vandermolen
  • Patent number: 9317568
    Abstract: Search results may be yielded based on a search query. A search query inspired by a user may be received. Based on the search query, multiple search results each including links may be determined. The multiple search results may include a first search result that includes a link to a first digital instance that describes or embodies a first content item, and a second search result that includes a link to a second digital instance that describes or embodies a second content item. A perceived popularity may be assessed for each of the first and second content items. The perceived popularity may be a measure of the popularity of the first and second content items, and may be distinct from a popularity of the first and second digital instances. A presentation of the multiple search results may be determined based on the accessed perceived popularity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: AOL Inc.
    Inventors: Abdur R. Chowdhury, Harmannus Vandermolen
  • Patent number: 9256675
    Abstract: Multimedia stream search results may be made perceivable to a user. A multimedia search query may be received from a user. The multimedia search query may be compared with information related to known multimedia streams and multimedia search results may be determined based on the comparison. A popularity of the multimedia streams corresponding to the multimedia stream search results may be determined based on a number of canonical URLs associated with the multimedia stream. A presentation of the multimedia stream search results to the user may be configured based on the popularity of the corresponding multimedia streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: AOL Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Wiegering, Harmannus Vandermolen
  • Publication number: 20150347380
    Abstract: Information may be presented to a user by using a first application to receive a character stream of one or more noncompletion characters. The noncompletion characters indicate that additional characters may be received. The character stream is exchanged with a host that analyzes the character stream to generate results that are responsive to the user's predicted interest. Results are received and displayed so that the user may select one of the results to launch a code segment related to the selected result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Lara Mehanna, Shawkat Hasan, Harmannus Vandermolen, Gerald Campbell
  • Patent number: 9171064
    Abstract: Information may be presented to a user by using a first application to receive a character stream of one or more noncompletion characters. The noncompletion characters indicate that additional characters may be received. The character stream is exchanged with a host that analyzes the character stream to generate results that are responsive to the user's predicted interest. Results are received and displayed so that the user may select one of the results to launch a code segment related to the selected result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Lara Mehanna, Shawkat Hasan, Harmannus Vandermolen, Gerald Campbell
  • Patent number: 9075868
    Abstract: Information may be presented to a user by using a first application to receive a character stream of one or more noncompletion characters. The noncompletion characters indicate that additional characters may be received. The character stream is exchanged with a host that analyzes the character stream to generate results that are responsive to the user's predicted interest. Results are received and displayed so that the user may select one of the results to launch a code segment related to the selected result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Lara Mehanna, Shawkat Hasan, Harmannus Vandermolen, Gerald Campbell
  • Patent number: 9075867
    Abstract: Information may be presented to a user by using a first application to receive a character stream of one or more noncompletion characters. The noncompletion characters indicate that additional characters may be received. The character stream is exchanged with a host that analyzes the character stream to generate results that are responsive to the user's predicted interest. Results are received and displayed so that the user may select one of the results to launch a code segment related to the selected result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Lara Mehanna, Shawkat Hasan, Harmannus Vandermolen, Gerald Campbell