Patents by Inventor Joe Hayashi

Joe Hayashi 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: 20100082427
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses and systems directed to creating contextually-targeted advertisements. In a particular implementation, advertisers may leverage a W4 COMN to deliver contextually-targeted and/or contextually-enhanced advertisements. In the implementations discussed below, an ad creation system utilizes data made available by the W4 COMN to facilitate the creation and placement of advertisements on a message delivery network, such as the W4 COMN itself.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Applicant: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Carrie Amanda Burgener, Simon Peter King, Christopher Todd Paretti, Chris W. Higgins, Marc Davis, Athellina Athsani, Rahul Nair, Nathanael Joe Hayashi
  • Patent number: 7636779
    Abstract: A system, apparatus, and method are directed to managing contextual based mobile searches. A context oriented user interface interprets inputs from a mobile user based on vitality information. In one embodiment, the input may be interpreted as a request to perform a context-based search over a network using at least some of the vitality information. Vitality information may include a location of the mobile device, a time of day, an event, information from the mobile user's calendar, past behavior of the mobile user, weather, social networking data, aggregate behaviors, or even information about proximity of a social contact. By employing vitality information to perform a mobile search, better search results and a richer user experience may be provided that includes a sense of community, a sense of presence (e.g., a sense of “here-ness.”). In one embodiment, the mobile user may provide comments to others regarding the search results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2009
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Nathanael Joe Hayashi, E. Stanley Ott, IV, Audrey Y. Tsang, Matthew Fukuda, Dan Wascovich, Michael Quoc
  • Publication number: 20090177745
    Abstract: The disclosure describes systems and methods delivering communications associated with delivery conditions in which the occurrence of the delivery condition is determined by monitoring information received from a plurality of sources via multiple communication channels. The message delivery systems allow messages to be delivered to any “Who, What, When, Where” from any “Who, What, When, Where” upon the detection of an occurrence of one or more “Who, What, When, Where” delivery conditions. A message (which may be any data object including text-based messages, audio-based message such as voicemail or other audio such as music or video-based prerecorded messages) is delivered in accordance with delivery conditions based on any available data, including topical, spatial, temporal, and/or social data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2008
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Applicant: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Eliot Davis, Joseph James O'Sullivan, Christopher William Higgins, Keith David Saft, Nathanael Joe Hayashi, Marco Boerries, Paul Callan, Luke Wroblewski
  • Publication number: 20090177744
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are described for detecting social relationships across multiple networks and/or communication channels. These social relationships may then be utilized in a wide variety of ways to support and enhance a broad range of user services.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2008
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Inventors: Cameron Marlow, Marc Davis, Neal Sample, Michael Curtis, Ryan Kennedy, Yathin Krishnappa, Luke Wroblewski, Marco Boerries, Joe Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20080256170
    Abstract: A mobile device, system, and method are directed towards enabling an integrated display of live views. The integrated live views are generated by employing social networking information, including moods of a person, avatars, status of a member's activities including whether they are in an IM session, or the like. Integrated live views may include a live contact list, a group view, a friend view, an activity oriented view, a list of content, or the like, based on the mobile user's social networking information. By providing the mobile user with integrated live views of their social network, the mobile user may be able communicate with other members within the mobile social networking context, to obtain, and respond to invites from a social network member, provide opportunities for activities to other members, to grow their social network, and to consume content that is displayed relative to their social network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2008
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Applicant: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Nathanael Joe Hayashi, E. Stanley Ott, Audrey Y. Tsang, Matthew Fukuda, Dan Wascovich, Michael Quoc, Russell Beattie
  • Publication number: 20080235084
    Abstract: A device, system, and method are directed towards determining a suggested characteristic for an event. At least two events are determined. In one embodiment, at least one characteristic is determined for one of the event. A plurality of other characteristics is determined for the other event. The characteristics of the two events may be determined implicitly from communications during the events or from user input. Based on a relationship between the determined characteristics, the suggested characteristic for the event is then determined. In one embodiment, the relationship is defined as a match of characteristics. The event may then be modified based on the suggested characteristic. For example, a suggested member may be invited to join the event, or the event's time, location, or name may be changed. If the other event is current or pending, the event and the other event may be combined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2007
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Applicant: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Quoc, Andrew Baio, Daniel James Wascovich, Edward Ho, Edward Stanley Ott, Gordon David Luk, Nathanael Joe Hayashi, Jonathan James Trevor, Leonard Lin, Matthew Fukuda
  • Publication number: 20080208973
    Abstract: A system, apparatus, and method are directed to managing contextual based mobile searches. A context oriented user interface interprets inputs from a mobile user based on vitality information. In one embodiment, the input may be interpreted as a request to perform a context-based search over a network using at least some of the vitality information. Vitality information may include a location of the mobile device, a time of day, an event, information from the mobile user's calendar, past behavior of the mobile user, weather, social networking data, aggregate behaviors, or even information about proximity of a social contact. By employing vitality information to perform a mobile search, better search results and a richer user experience may be provided that includes a sense of community, a sense of presence (e.g., a sense of “here-ness.”). In one embodiment, the mobile user may provide comments to others regarding the search results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2008
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Applicant: YAHOO! INC.
    Inventors: Nathanael Joe Hayashi, E. Stanley Ott, Audrey Y. Tsang, Matthew Fukuda, Dan Wascovich, Michael Quoc
  • Patent number: 7412534
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for centrally managing subscriptions to feeds accessible at different locations on a network. A subscription server is provided that a user can log in to from any of the user's rendering devices and use to manage subscriptions to feeds, including subscribing to feeds, listening to episodes of feeds, downloading episodes to a rendering device, and rating and reviewing episodes. The user's history of actions with respect to feeds is tracked and stored on the subscription server. The user can then access this history via user interfaces generated by the subscription server to determine what actions the user has performed in the past.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Audrey Y. Tsang, Matt Fukuda, Dan J. Wascovich, Edward Stanley Ott, IV, Nathanael Joe Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20080186926
    Abstract: A device, system, and method are directed towards determining a start and/or an end time for a spontaneous event. A mobile device user creates a group for the spontaneous event, and sends the members an invite. During the event, members share media content and/or text messages with other members. Based, in part, on a flow of media content and/or text messages between the members, a determination of a start time and/or end time of the spontaneous event is automatically performed. The start time may be based on when the group is created and/or revised when a flow rate of the media content and/or messages exceed a threshold. The end time may be based on the flow rate being less than another threshold. The location of the spontaneous event may also be determined based on a location of the member's mobile devices during the event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2007
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Applicant: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Baio, Daniel James Wascovich, Edward Ho, Edward Stanley Ott, Gordon David Luk, Nathanael Joe Hayashi, Jonathan James Trevor, Leonard Lin, Matthew Fukuda, Michael Quoc
  • Publication number: 20080189283
    Abstract: Systems and methods have been developed for monitoring and moderating files on a network. The systems and methods may provide the ability for a publisher of a file to review the uses and users of the file on a network and the ability for a publisher to negotiate and sell rights in the file. The systems and methods may provide the ability to a user to research who owns a file and whether rights in the file are for sale. For example, the systems and methods may provide the ability to a user to request to buy rights in the file, even if there is not presently an offer to sell the rights.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2006
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Applicant: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Quoc, Nathanael Joe Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20080132215
    Abstract: A mobile device, system, and method are directed towards enabling a user, virtually on the fly, to invite another user to participate in an on-line conferencing session, by providing a link that automatically enables the other user to participate in the conferencing session. In one embodiment, the conferencing session is a text messaging conference session, such as one that might employ instant messaging, or the like. In one embodiment, a user may request a conferencing session to be established, by sending a request to a server device. The request may, include an identifier of an invitee with whom the first user wishes to communicate. The server determines a unique link for the invitee and session, and sends the invitee an invite message with their unique link. Selecting the unique link enables the invitee to automatically access and to participate in the conferencing session with the first user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2007
    Publication date: June 5, 2008
    Applicant: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Gustav Soderstrom, Nathanael Joe Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20080117201
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus for collecting data and presenting media to a user are provided. The systems generally includes a data gathering module associated with an electronic device. The data gathering module communicates gathered data to a management module, which manages at least one user profile based on the gathered data. The management module may select media for presentation to a user based on the user profile, and the selected media may be displayed to the user via a media output device co-located with the user, such as a display of the user's mobile electronic device or a television, computer, billboard or other display co-located with the user. Related methods are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2006
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Inventors: Ronald Martinez, Marc Davis, Nathanael Joe Hayashi, Chris Kalaboukis
  • Publication number: 20060095339
    Abstract: Techniques for interacting with an online media store using a first device to identify a digital media item of interest to a user of the first device, using the first device to store an interest indicator for the digital media item of interest at the online media store, and subsequently interacting with the online media store using a second device to purchase or preview the digital media item of interest as identified by the interest indicator. Additionally, ring tones and graphics associated with the digital media item of interest can also be purchased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2004
    Publication date: May 4, 2006
    Inventors: Joe Hayashi, Kevin Saul