Patents by Inventor James R. Everingham

James R. Everingham 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: 9384408
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems and method for obtaining contextual information of an image published on a digital medium. The methods and systems disclosed herein generally identify and analyze the image to obtain image descriptors corresponding to the image. The methods also identify and analyze text published proximate to the image to obtain textual descriptors, which function to describe, identify, index, or name the image or content within the image. The textual descriptors are then matched to the image descriptors to provide contextual information of the published image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventor: James R. Everingham
  • Publication number: 20150074512
    Abstract: Systems and methods for presenting and/or browsing images on a digital content platform. In one embodiment, for example, there is provided an image-browsing system, including: (1) a database having a plurality of images; (2) an image frame provided on the digital content platform, wherein the image frame displays a first image from the database; and (3) a user-actionable interface, wherein activation of the interface replaces the first image within the frame with a second image. Various alternative aspects and embodiments are further described herein. For example, in certain instances, such systems and methods may be used to browse images on a digital content platform (e.g., a web page), conduct image searches directly from an image frame within a digital content platform, and/or provide contextually relevant advertising on the digital content platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Everingham, Chris Waterson
  • Patent number: 8737678
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing interactive applications. In one embodiment, the systems and methods may include: (a) identifying digital content published on digital content platforms (e.g., images published on webpages); (b) assigning a key to the digital content; and (c) processing the digital content through a tagging engine (e.g., a crowdsource network) to tag the content with contextual data. The systems and methods may further include: (d) maintaining a data repository, wherein the content and respective data are indexed by corresponding key; (e) receiving a data request from an enabled application, upon user-activation of the application, wherein the data request includes the key; (f) conducting a data search of the data repository based on the key; and (g) providing the content data, responsive to the data request, for rendering of the enabled and user-activated application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Luminate, Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Everingham, Will Scullin, Chris Waterson
  • Publication number: 20140067542
    Abstract: Disclosed are computer-implement systems and methods for identifying and analyzing content (e.g., images, videos, text, etc.) published on digital content platforms (e.g., webpages, mobile applications, etc.). Such analysis is used to identify contextually relevant content (e.g., advertisements, images, videos, etc.) for publication proximate to the originally published content. Embodiments of the present invention are also directed to user-interface systems and methods for displaying such contextually relevant content. Example embodiments generally include: (a) publishing an image on the mobile device software application; (b) providing one or more actionable user to activate the image and provide an indication of interest; (c) identifying when an end-user has activated the image; and (d) upon an end-user's activation of one or more of the actionable user interfaces, displaying contextually relevant content to the end-user based on the activated user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: LUMINATE, INC.
    Inventor: James R. Everingham
  • Patent number: 8635519
    Abstract: Systems and methods for sharing digital content based on positional tagging on a digital platform. For example, in one embodiment, the systems and methods generally include: (a) providing a first user with an interface to tag content on a first digital platform; (b) creating a positional identifier that identifies the location of the tagged content on the first digital platform; and (c) posting, on a second digital platform, a link to the first digital platform. When a second user on the second digital platform activates the link on the second digital platform, the second user is directed to the first digital platform. The systems and methods thereafter include: (d) identifying when a second user has accessed the first digital platform via the link on the second digital platform; and (e) highlighting the tagged content on the first digital platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Luminate, Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Everingham, Will H. Scullin
  • Publication number: 20130325600
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are computer-implement systems and methods for identifying and matching contextually relevant content (e.g., advertisements, text, images, videos, etc.) to images published on digital content platforms (e.g., webpages, mobile applications, etc.). In general, embodiments of the present invention include: (a) receiving an image published on a digital content platform; (b) receiving referrer data from the digital content platform; (c) submitting the image and the referrer data to an image-content matching engine to (1) identify the context of the image and (2) identify contextually relevant content based on the context of the image and the referrer data; and (d) providing the contextually relevant content to the digital content platform for publication proximate to the image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventors: James R. Everingham, Michael A. McCreavy
  • Patent number: 8495489
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are computer-implemented systems and methods for allowing an end-user to create and share annotated comments, modify published images, and/or otherwise interact with images published on digital content platforms (e.g., images published on a webpage, mobile application, etc.). The systems and methods may include: (1) providing an annotation interface to allow a first end-user to create an annotation on a published image; (2) providing a comment entry interface to receive a comment from the first end-user; (3) linking the annotation and the comment; (4) identifying when a second end-user accesses the image or comment on the digital content platform; and (5) displaying the comment and/or annotation to the second end-user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Luminate, Inc.
    Inventor: James R. Everingham
  • Publication number: 20130089273
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing interactive applications. In one embodiment, the systems and methods may include: (a) identifying digital content published on digital content platforms (e.g., images published on webpages); (b) assigning a key to the digital content; and (c) processing the digital content through a tagging engine (e.g., a crowdsource network) to tag the content with contextual data. The systems and methods may further include: (d) maintaining a data repository, wherein the content and respective data are indexed by corresponding key; (e) receiving a data request from an enabled application, upon user-activation of the application, wherein the data request includes the key; (f) conducting a data search of the data repository based on the key; and (g) providing the content data, responsive to the data request, for rendering of the enabled and user-activated application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Inventors: James R. Everingham, Will Scullin, Chris Waterson
  • Publication number: 20130086112
    Abstract: Systems and methods for presenting and/or browsing images on a digital content platform. In one embodiment, for example, there is provided an image-browsing system, including: (1) a database having a plurality of images; (2) an image frame provided on the digital content platform, wherein the image frame displays a first image from the database; and (3) a user-actionable interface, wherein activation of the interface replaces the first image within the frame with a second image. Various alternative aspects and embodiments are further described herein. For example, in certain instances, such systems and methods may be used to browse images on a digital content platform (e.g., a web page), conduct image searches directly from an image frame within a digital content platform, and/or provide contextually relevant advertising on the digital content platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Inventors: James R. Everingham, Chris Waterson
  • Publication number: 20130055104
    Abstract: Systems and methods for sharing digital content based on positional tagging on a digital platform. For example, in one embodiment, the systems and methods generally include: (a) providing a first user with an interface to tag content on a first digital platform; (b) creating a positional identifier that identifies the location of the tagged content on the first digital platform; and (c) posting, on a second digital platform, a link to the first digital platform. When a second user on the second digital platform activates the link on the second digital platform, the second user is directed to the first digital platform. The systems and methods thereafter include: (d) identifying when a second user has accessed the first digital platform via the link on the second digital platform; and (e) highlighting the tagged content on the first digital platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventors: James R. Everingham, Will H. Scullin
  • Publication number: 20120310749
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and method for providing contextually relevant advertisements, and/or facilitating digital media advertising campaigns. For example, in one embodiment, there is provided a method of providing a contextually relevant advertisement, based on a digitally published image, the method comprising: (a) receiving the image from a publisher; (b) analyzing the image to obtain the context of the image; (c) matching an advertisement campaign to the image, based on the context of the image; and (d) providing the publisher with an ad creative that is mutually relevant to the context of the image and the advertisement campaign. In one embodiment, the systems and methods described are used in digital media and computer-implemented advertising. Various other alternative aspects and embodiments are further described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventor: James R. Everingham
  • Patent number: 8311889
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are computer-implement systems and methods for identifying and analyzing content (e.g., text, images, videos, etc.) published on digital content platforms (e.g., webpages, mobile applications, etc.). Such analysis is then used to determine whether the published content is appropriate for association with (or “hosting of”) a third-party's content. In one embodiment, for example, the systems and methods presented are particularly useful for determining the appropriateness of an image published on a digital content platform, prior to providing an advertisement proximate the image. As such, merchants can avoid associating their advertised products/services with vulgar, obscene, or otherwise inappropriate images that may have a negative impact on their brand or reputation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Luminate, Inc.
    Inventors: Kristen Lagle Ruiz, Chris Waterson, James R. Everingham
  • Publication number: 20120233143
    Abstract: Systems and method for providing an image-based search interface. In one embodiment, for example, there is provided a method comprising displaying an image, and upon a user's activation of the image, presenting to the user a pre-populated search interface. There is also provided an image processing method for providing a web user with a pre-populated search interface, comprising: (a) receiving an image from a source; (b) analyzing the image to identify the subject matter within the image; (c) generating a search tag based on the subject matter within the image; and (d) sending the search tag to the source. In one embodiment, the systems and methods described herein are used in computer-implemented advertising.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventor: James R. Everingham
  • Publication number: 20120232987
    Abstract: Systems and method for providing an image-based search interface. In one embodiment, for example, there is provided a method comprising displaying an image, and upon a user's activation of the image, presenting to the user a pre-populated search interface. There is also provided an image processing method for providing a web user with a pre-populated search interface, comprising: (a) receiving an image from a source; (b) analyzing the image to identify the subject matter within the image; (c) generating a search tag based on the subject matter within the image; and (d) sending the search tag to the source. In one embodiment, the systems and methods described herein are used in computer-implemented advertising.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventor: James R. Everingham
  • Patent number: 8234168
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are computer-implement systems and methods for identifying and analyzing content (e.g., text, images, videos, etc.) published on digital content platforms (e.g., webpages, mobile applications, etc.). Such analysis is then used to determine whether the published content is appropriate for association with (or “hosting of”) a third-party's content. In one embodiment, for example, the systems and methods presented are particularly useful for determining the appropriateness of an image published on a digital content platform, prior to providing an advertisement proximate the image. As such, merchants can avoid associating their advertised products/services with vulgar, obscene, or otherwise inappropriate images that may have a negative impact on their brand or reputation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Luminate, Inc.
    Inventors: Kristen Lagle Ruiz, Chris Waterson, James R. Everingham
  • Patent number: D664976
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Luminate, Inc.
    Inventor: James R. Everingham
  • Patent number: D664977
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Luminate, Inc.
    Inventor: James R. Everingham
  • Patent number: D736224
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Everingham, Sarah Jane Waterson
  • Patent number: D737290
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Everingham, Sarah Jane Waterson
  • Patent number: D738391
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Everingham, Amy Lee