Patents by Inventor Jonathan Terleski

Jonathan Terleski 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: 20200278778
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for navigating a user interface with a toolbar are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Alan Joyce, Marshall Bock, Kristofer Chiao, Jason Robert Sao Bento, Jonathan Terleski
  • Patent number: 10656791
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for navigating a user interface with a toolbar are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Alan Joyce, Marshall Bock, Kristofer Chiao, Jason Robert Sao Bento, Jonathan Terleski
  • Patent number: 10536423
    Abstract: Technology for managing the flow of messages among accounts of a social network. One method enables a first account (e.g., person or entity account) to elect a second account (e.g., person or entity account) in the social network. The election causes the first account to follow the second account to receive electronic messages of the second account. Further, an election of the first account by the second account is disabled until the first account follows the second account. Additionally, the method includes an operation for detecting the first account has followed the second account and has added the second account to a communication group managed by the first account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Dennis Troper, Pavan Desikan, Michael Nestler, Amar Gandhi, Brynn Evans, Karthik M. Nagaraj, Jean-Christophe E. Lilot, David Besbris, Jonathan Terleski
  • Patent number: 10417299
    Abstract: A system and method for providing or presenting secondary or embedded streams includes a primary stream generator, a secondary stream generator and a user interface engine. The primary stream generator generates the primary stream for the user and is coupled to a content source to extract data and coupled to provide the primary stream. The secondary stream generator generates a secondary stream for the user, is coupled to the content source to retrieve data and is coupled to provide the secondary stream. The user interface engine produces a user interface including a primary stream of content with an embedded secondary stream. The user interface engine is coupled to receive the primary stream from the primary stream generator and the secondary stream from the secondary stream generator. The present disclosure also includes a method for generating a user interface with an embedded stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Terleski, Brynn Evans
  • Patent number: 10135780
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for managing the flow of messages among users of a social network. One method enables the election of an entity in the social network by a person in the social network. The election indicates that the person follows the entity to receive entity electronic messages. Further, an election of the person by the entity is disabled until it is detected that the person has elected to follow the entity. Additionally, the method includes an operation for detecting the election of the entity by the person, where the person is enabled to add the entity to communication groups managed by the person after the election. The entity is enabled to follow the person after the person elects to follow the entity, and messages from the person to communication groups including the entity will reach the entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Dennis Troper, Pavan Desikan, Michael Nestler, Amar Gandhi, Brynn Evans, Karthik M. Nagaraj, Jean-Christophe E. Lilot, David Besbris, Jonathan Terleski
  • Patent number: 10127287
    Abstract: A system including a processor and a memory storing instructions that, when executed, cause the system to: receive a stream of content including a plurality of content items; retrieve a plurality of related content items; identify a topic for at least one of the plurality of the related content items; rank the topics by relevance to the user and one of the plurality of items; associate the topic to the content item in the stream of content where the topic is ranked as being relevant to the content item; generate a marker for the topic; generate an interface including the marker associated with the content item in the stream of content; and provide the interface for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Brynn Marie Evans, Shimrit Ben-Yair, Jonathan Terleski, John Cassidy, Michael Thomas Leotta, Dave Carlsson
  • Patent number: 10122791
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for transmitting contact data for displaying representations of contacts for display to a user, the contacts being contacts of the user within a computer-implemented social networking service, generating a first social circle of the user, the first social circle comprising a first subset of contacts of the user within the social networking service and defining a first distribution for digital content, generating a second social circle of the user, the second social circle comprising a second subset of contacts of the user within the social networking service and defining a second distribution for digital content, and, in response to user input, providing the first social circle and the second social circle for selection by the user to define a distribution of digital content, the distribution comprising at least one of the first distribution and the second distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Joseph R. Smarr, Paul Adams, Shimrit Ben-Yair, Jonathan Terleski, Mandy R. Sladden
  • Publication number: 20180248942
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for transmitting contact data for displaying representations of contacts for display to a user, the contacts being contacts of the user within a computer-implemented social networking service, generating a first social circle of the user, the first social circle comprising a first subset of contacts of the user within the social networking service and defining a first distribution for digital content, generating a second social circle of the user, the second social circle comprising a second subset of contacts of the user within the social networking service and defining a second distribution for digital content, and, in response to user input, providing the first social circle and the second social circle for selection by the user to define a distribution of digital content, the distribution comprising at least one of the first distribution and the second distribution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Joseph R. Smarr, Paul Adams, Shimrit Ben-Yair, Jonathan Terleski, Mandy R. Sladden
  • Patent number: 9967335
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for transmitting contact data for displaying representations of contacts for display to a user, the contacts being contacts of the user within a computer-implemented social networking service, generating a first social circle of the user, the first social circle comprising a first subset of contacts of the user within the social networking service and defining a first distribution for digital content, generating a second social circle of the user, the second social circle comprising a second subset of contacts of the user within the social networking service and defining a second distribution for digital content, and, in response to user input, providing the first social circle and the second social circle for selection by the user to define a distribution of digital content, the distribution comprising at least one of the first distribution and the second distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Joseph R. Smarr, Paul Adams, Shimrit Ben-Yair, Jonathan Terleski, Mandy R. Sladden
  • Publication number: 20180109477
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for facilitating user interactions while watching media content are provided. In accordance with some embodiments, the method comprises: associating a first user device with a second user device, wherein the first user device and the second user device are associated with a first user; causing, on the first user device, a media content item to be presented; receiving an indication that the media content item is being presented on a third user device associated with a second user; causing, on the first user device, a selectable indication that the media content item is being presented on the third user device to be presented; and in response to determining that the selectable indication has been selected on the first user device, causing a communication interface for exchanging messages between the second user device and the third user device to be presented on the second user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Alexander Taboriskiy, Vincent Dureau, Joon-Hee Jeon, Jonathan Terleski, John Thomas
  • Patent number: 9876741
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for facilitating user interactions while watching media content are provided. In accordance with some embodiments, the method comprises: associating a first user device with a second user device, wherein the first user device and the second user device are associated with a first user; causing, on the first user device, a media content item to be presented; receiving an indication that the media content item is being presented on a third user device associated with a second user; causing, on the first user device, a selectable indication that the media content item is being presented on the third user device to be presented; and in response to determining that the selectable indication has been selected on the first user device, causing a communication interface for exchanging messages between the second user device and the third user device to be presented on the second user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Taboriskiy, Vincent Dureau, Joon-Hee Jeon, Jonathan Terleski, John Thomas
  • Patent number: 9712588
    Abstract: A system and method for generating a stream of content for a channel. The channel application includes a content categorizer, a scoring engine and a channel engine. The content categorizer categorizes new content items received from heterogeneous data sources. The channel engine identifies a channel category for a user based at least in part on at least one of a historical trend and a user activity. The scoring engine queries the new content items based on the channel category and at least one other channel attribute. The scoring engine retrieves candidate content items that include the channel category and the other channel attribute. The scoring engine then generates a stream of content from the candidate content items for the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Mayur Datar, Jonathan Terleski, Justin Lewis Kosslyn, Andrew Tomkins, Ray Su, Christopher Wiggins
  • Patent number: 9531803
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for displaying, within a web page, a representation of a content sharing interface, the content sharing interface including a content input area, receiving user input to the content input area, in response to the user input, expanding the content sharing interface to include an expanded content input area and a distribution interface, the expanded content input area displaying a graphical representation of digital content that is to be distributed, receiving user input to the distribution interface, the user input indicating contact(s) to which the digital content is to be distributed, in response to receiving the user input, displaying an icon within the distribution interface, the icon being a graphical representation of the contact(s), and in response to the user input, transmitting a post data set including digital content data and distribution data to a server computing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Rita Chen, Shimrit Ben-Yair, Jonathan Terleski, Joseph Smarr
  • Publication number: 20160366483
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for aggregating and presenting content relevant to a particular video game. In some embodiments, the method comprises: identifying videos related to a video game; selecting videos relevant to each of a plurality of categories; selecting videos based on popularity; receiving a request to present a user interface related to the video game; determining user subscription information for a user associated with the request; selecting videos based on user subscription information; causing the user interface to be presented including representations of: videos relevant to a first category in a first portion, videos selected based on popularity in a second portion, and videos selected based on the user subscription information in a third portion; receiving a request to present a video selected via the user interface; and causing the user device to present the requested video.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Inventors: Alan Joyce, Marshall Bock, Jonathan Terleski, Frank Petterson, Jason Robert Sao Bento, Kristofer Chiao
  • Patent number: 9513777
    Abstract: A system for supplementing items in an activity stream provides an item for display in an activity stream on a client device. The system also generates an interactive element based on a type of the client device, where the interactive element includes context information about the item. The system also arranges a user selectable control within the interactive element based on a type of the item, where the user selectable control is configured to initiate a response to the item. The system also provides the interactive element for display in association with the item in the activity stream on the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Irene Chung, Xiaomi Sun, Jonathan Terleski
  • Patent number: 9449302
    Abstract: A system and method for generating a membership profile for a personalized website is disclosed. An online services provider uses the interest engine to generate a questionnaire and polls. A new user provides responses that include answers to the questionnaire and polls. A profile engine generates a membership profile based on the answers. A newsletter engine generates personalized newsletter information including a number of users that provided each answer. In response to an online services provider selecting the recipients for the newsletter, the newsletter engine either generates the newsletter and transmits it to the recipients or the newsletter engine transmits the contact information to the online services provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Joshua Marantz, Mussie Shore, Jonathan Terleski, Geoffrey Borggaard, Sami Shalabi, Christopher Richard Wren
  • Patent number: 9398086
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for transmitting a content data set to a computing device for displaying digital content to an author user, the author user having authored the digital content, receiving user input from the author user, the user input corresponding to the digital content, and, in response to receiving the user input, transmitting first data and second data to the computing device for display to the author user, the first data comprising a number of contacts that are able to access the digital content and the second data indicating one or more relationships between the author user and the contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Ray Jiunn-An Su, Jonathan Terleski, Joseph R. Smarr, Shimrit Ben-Yair
  • Patent number: 9338197
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for transmitting contact data for displaying graphical representations of contacts for display to a user, the contacts being contacts of the user within a computer-implemented social networking service, generating a first social circle of the user, the first social circle comprising a first subset of contacts of the user within the social networking service and defining a first distribution for digital content, generating a second social circle of the user, the second social circle comprising a second subset of contacts of the user within the social networking service and defining a second distribution for digital content, and, in response to user input, providing the first social circle and the second social circle for selection by the user to define a distribution of digital content, the distribution comprising at least one of the first distribution and the second distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Smarr, Paul Adams, Shimrit Ben-Yair, Jonathan Terleski, Mandy R. Sladden
  • Patent number: 9317857
    Abstract: A system and machine-implemented method for providing engagement enhancing content to a user with minimal interference with activities performed by the user at a website including receiving an indication of an event at a website, wherein the event represents the user actively interacting with the content at the website, suspending the provision of one or more engagement enhancing content to the user in response to receiving the indication of the event, wherein the engagement enhancing content is configured to encourage user interaction with the website, receiving an indication of a second event at the website, wherein the second event corresponds to the user no longer actively interacting with content at the website and resuming provision of the one or more engagement enhancing content to the user in response to receiving an indication of the second event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan Terleski, Gregory Matthew Marra, Bradley Horowitz
  • Patent number: 9319371
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for managing the flow of messages among users of a social network. One method enables the election of an entity in the social network by a person in the social network. The election indicates that the person follows the entity to receive entity electronic messages. Further, an election of the person by the entity is disabled until it is detected that the person has elected to follow the entity. Additionally, the method includes an operation for detecting the election of the entity by the person, where the person is enabled to add the entity to communication groups managed by the person after the election. The entity is enabled to follow the person after the person elects to follow the entity, and messages from the person to communication groups including the entity will reach the entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Dennis Troper, Pavan Desikan, Michael Nestler, Amar Gandhi, Brynn Evans, Karthik M. Nagaraj, Jean-Christophe E. Lilot, David Besbris, Jonathan Terleski