Patents by Inventor Joshua Melick

Joshua Melick 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: 10679246
    Abstract: An advertising system determines the context of a user accessing a publication media (e.g., an online web site). The advertising system retrieves candidate advertisements from one or more databases based on the user's context (e.g., a user search request). The advertising system selects particular advertisements and then sends them to the user (e.g. for display on the user's terminal or device).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: THRYV, INC.
    Inventors: Wendell Hicken, Joshua Melick
  • Patent number: 10565610
    Abstract: A search request is received from a user and the user's context is determined. A publisher is determined for the search request. Candidate advertisements are retrieved from at least one advertisement database to create an advertisement candidate pool, the retrieving based on the user context and the search request. A set of advertisements are selected from the advertisement candidate pool. A georelevance is determined for each of the set of advertisements. The set of advertisements is sorted, wherein the advertisements are sorted based on, at least in part, the georelevance of each of the set of advertisements. The sorted set of advertisements is then transmitted to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: YELLOWPAGES.COM LLC
    Inventors: Wendell Hicken, Joshua Melick
  • Publication number: 20200013086
    Abstract: A data processing system collects messages to create user profiles for users of user devices. The messages are collected from various systems and include data regarding user events on user devices. The user profiles are stored in a targeting database. In response to a request for information corresponding to a user device, a user profile is identified using data from the request and information from the profile is provided to the requester.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Wendell Hicken, Joshua Melick
  • Patent number: 10417660
    Abstract: A data processing system collects messages to create user profiles for users of user devices. The messages are collected from various systems and include data regarding user events on user devices. The user profiles are stored in a targeting database. In response to a request for information corresponding to a user device, a user profile is identified using data from the request and information from the profile is provided to the requester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: YELLOWPAGES.COM LLC
    Inventors: Wendell Hicken, Joshua Melick
  • Publication number: 20180374117
    Abstract: An advertising system logs performance data regarding user interactions with advertisements from a plurality of advertisers. The advertising system uses the performance data to calculate various performance metrics, which are, in turn, used to determine budget weighting values for each of the plurality of advertisers. The advertising system retrieves candidate advertisements from one to more databases based on the user's context (e.g., a user search request). The advertising system selects particular advertisements and/or sorts the advertisements using the budget weighting values, and then sends them to the user (e.g., for display on the user's terminal or device).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Wendell Hicken, Joshua Melick
  • Patent number: 10089395
    Abstract: In response to a web client request for access to the original content of an origin website, a content integration server intercepts, modifies the request to designate itself as the requester, and forwards the request to the website. The server receives responsive original content from the website and uses processing instructions to transform the original content by discarding content, modifying the content or supplementing the content by seamlessly integrating third party non-original content, such as consumer reviews and the like, with the responsive original content to respond to the web client request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Broadly, Inc.
    Inventors: Assaf Arkin, Joshua Melick
  • Publication number: 20170330227
    Abstract: An advertising system determines the context of a user accessing a publication media (e.g., an online web site). The advertising system retrieves candidate advertisements from one or more databases based on the user's context (e.g., a user search request). The advertising system selects particular advertisements and then sends them to the user (e.g. for display on the user's terminal or device).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Wendell Hicken, Joshua Melick
  • Publication number: 20150317395
    Abstract: In response to a web client request for access to the original content of an origin website, a content integration server intercepts, modifies the request to designate itself as the requester, and forwards the request to the website. The server receives responsive original content from the website and uses processing instructions to transform the original content by discarding content, modifying the content or supplementing the content by seamlessly integrating third party non-original content, such as consumer reviews and the like, with the responsive original content to respond to the web client request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Applicant: Broadly, Inc.
    Inventors: Assaf ARKIN, Joshua MELICK
  • Publication number: 20120150627
    Abstract: A search request is received from a user and the user's context is determined. A publisher is determined for the search request. Candidate advertisements are retrieved from at least one advertisement database to create an advertisement candidate pool, the retrieving based on the user context and the search request. A set of advertisements are selected from the advertisement candidate pool. A georelevance is determined for each of the set of advertisements. The set of advertisements is sorted, wherein the advertisements are sorted based on, at least in part, the georelevance of each of the set of advertisements. The sorted set of advertisements is then transmitted to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Wendell Hicken, Joshua Melick
  • Publication number: 20120150630
    Abstract: An advertising system logs performance data regarding user interactions with advertisements from a plurality of advertisers. The advertising system uses the performance data to calculate various performance metrics, which are, in turn, used to determine budget weighting values for each of the plurality of advertisers. The advertising system retrieves candidate advertisements from one or more databases based on the user's context (e.g., a user search request). The advertising system selects particular advertisements and/or sorts the advertisements using the budget weighting values, and then sends them to the user (e.g., for display on the user's terminal or device).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Wendell Hicken, Joshua Melick
  • Publication number: 20120130813
    Abstract: A data processing system collects messages to create user profiles for users of user devices. The messages are collected from various systems and include data regarding user events on user devices. The user profiles are stored in a targeting database. In response to a request for information corresponding to a user device, a user profile is identified using data from the request and information from the profile is provided to the requester.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Wendell Hicken, Joshua Melick
  • Publication number: 20120116872
    Abstract: An advertising system determines the context of a user accessing a publication media (e.g., an online web site). The advertising system retrieves candidate advertisements from one or more databases based on the user's context (e.g., a user search request). The advertising system selects particular advertisements and then sends them to the user (e.g. for display on the user's terminal or device).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Wendell Hicken, Joshua Melick