Patents by Inventor Joshua Robert Russell Jacobson

Joshua Robert Russell Jacobson 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: 20190306090
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions with and between computers in content searching, hosting and/or providing systems supported by or configured with devices, servers and/or platforms. The disclosed systems and methods provide a novel framework for providing users with electronic retrieval capabilities that are activated upon the users' determined locations respective to real-world locations associated with a message providing entity. The disclosed technology combines the previously separate systems of mail extraction, geo-fencing and content delivery (e.g., notification) into a single system that efficiently manages a user's inbox in order to provide the user with content the user has expressly indicated is of interest to that user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Selena SHANG, Anand TOLANI, Danny ESPINOZA, Nandaja ANANTHANARAYANAN, Venugopal KEMTHUR, Joshua Robert Russell JACOBSON
  • Publication number: 20190188911
    Abstract: One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods for presenting augmented reality (AR) interfaces are provided. For example, a first object corresponding to a representation of content in an AR interface may be presented. Responsive to receiving a selection of the first object, a first graphical object corresponding to the content may be presented. An AR interface comprising a real time view of a camera of the device may be presented. A first graphical representation of the first graphical object may be presented overlaid on the real time view of the camera of the device. A second graphical representation of the first graphical object comprising the graphical modification and a second graphical object associated with information corresponding to the content may be presented overlaid on the real time view of the camera of the device. Responsive to receiving a selection of the second graphical object, the information may be presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Joshua Robert Russell Jacobson, Avinash Chukka, Rigel Zeda Stone, Anthony Richard Murphy, Herve Bizira, Richard Baba, Guenever Goik, Chetan Ankola, Bryan Sze Pui Wong
  • Publication number: 20190172013
    Abstract: Contact data for contacts of a user is stored. Each of the contacts is ranked (e.g., based on stored profile information for each contact). In one embodiment, each of the contacts is classified as either a local contact or a directory contact based on the ranking to provide local contacts and directory contacts. The local contacts are provided for local storage on a user device of the user. A directory contact is provided to the user device from the directory contacts by the server (e.g., in response to a query from the user device).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventor: Joshua Robert Russell JACOBSON
  • Patent number: 10192200
    Abstract: Contact data for contacts of a user is stored. Each of the contacts is ranked (e.g., based on stored profile information for each contact). In one embodiment, each of the contacts is classified as either a local contact or a directory contact based on the ranking to provide local contacts and directory contacts. The local contacts are provided for local storage on a user device of the user. A directory contact is provided to the user device from the directory contacts by the server (e.g., in response to a query from the user device).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventor: Joshua Robert Russell Jacobson
  • Patent number: 10135765
    Abstract: A user can share (show) multimedia information while simultaneously communicating (telling) with one or more other users over a network. Multimedia information is received from at least one source. The multimedia information may be manually and/or automatically annotated and shared with other users. The multimedia information may be displayed in an integrated live view simultaneously with other modes of communication, such as video, voice, or text. A simultaneous sharing communication interface provides an immersive experience that lets a user communicate via text, voice, video, sounds, music, or the like, with one or more other users while also simultaneously sharing media such as photos, videos, movies, images, graphics, illustrations, animations, presentations, narratives, music, sounds, applications, files, and the like. The simultaneous sharing interface enables a user to experience a higher level of intimacy in their communication with others over a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew James Skyrm, Joshua Robert Russell Jacobson, Eric P. Burke
  • Publication number: 20180131652
    Abstract: Systems and methods to reduce false positives in spam filtering. In one aspect, a method includes automatically generating profiles for persons identified in messages, such as incoming and outgoing e-mails. Messages flagged as spam can be checked against the profile to identify false positives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Adam Michael SMITH, Joshua Robert Russell JACOBSON, Brian Tadao KOBASHIKAWA, Gregory Garland THATCHER
  • Publication number: 20180095970
    Abstract: A computer implemented method includes: receiving an incomplete input from a user; presenting a plurality of suggestions to the user for completion of the input, wherein the suggestions are presented in a ranked order based on a characteristic associated with the user terminal; receiving a selection by the user of a suggestion from the suggestions; and completing the input with the suggestion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Frank J. Cort, Joshua Robert Russell Jacobson
  • Patent number: 9866509
    Abstract: Systems and methods to reduce false positives in spam filtering. In one aspect, a method includes automatically generating profiles for persons identified in messages, such as incoming and outgoing e-mails. Messages flagged as spam can be checked against the profile to identify false positives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: YAHOO HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Adam Michael Smith, Joshua Robert Russell Jacobson, Brian Tadao Kobashikawa, Gregory Garland Thatcher
  • Patent number: 9842145
    Abstract: A method includes: generating profile data for users including a first user, the profile data related to contacts or persons used in messages to or from each user; generating, via a server platform, parameters corresponding to the profile data for ranking contacts or persons; and transmitting the parameters to client devices to allow each client device to determine ranks of contacts or persons in the profile data based on the parameters and a function that uses the parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: YAHOO HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Frank J. Cort, Joshua Robert Russell Jacobson
  • Patent number: 9842144
    Abstract: A computer implemented method includes: receiving an incomplete input from a user; presenting a plurality of suggestions to the user for completion of the input, wherein the suggestions are presented in a ranked order based on a characteristic associated with the user terminal; receiving a selection by the user of a suggestion from the suggestions; and completing the input with the suggestion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: YAHOO HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Frank J. Cort, Joshua Robert Russell Jacobson
  • Patent number: 9819765
    Abstract: Systems and methods to provide assistance for completion during user input. In one embodiment, a method includes automatically generating profiles for persons identified in messages, such as incoming and outgoing emails. When a user is typing an input, the profiles are used to identify suggestions for the completion of the user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: YAHOO HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory Garland Thatcher, Joshua Robert Russell Jacobson, Frank J. Cort, Adam Michael Smith
  • Patent number: 9608949
    Abstract: A user can share (show) multimedia information while simultaneously communicating (telling) with one or more other users over a network. Multimedia information is received from at least one source. The multimedia information may be manually and/or automatically annotated and shared with other users. The multimedia information may be displayed in an integrated live view simultaneously with other modes of communication, such as video, voice, or text. A simultaneous sharing communication interface provides an immersive experience that lets a user communicate via text, voice, video, sounds, music, or the like, with one or more other users while also simultaneously sharing media such as photos, videos, movies, images, graphics, illustrations, animations, presentations, narratives, music, sounds, applications, files, and the like. The simultaneous sharing interface enables a user to experience a higher level of intimacy in their communication with others over a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew James Skyrm, Joshua Robert Russell Jacobson, Eric P. Burke
  • Publication number: 20170083190
    Abstract: Information is presented to a user of a user device by a method including: collecting data relating to communications sent to or from the user, including to or from a first person, each communication including a link of a plurality of links; generating personal profiles from the collected data, the profiles comprising a first personal profile of the first person and including a first link of the plurality of links; and presenting the first personal profile to the user, comprising displaying the first link in a user interface on the user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventors: Joshua Robert Russell Jacobson, Gregory Garland Thatcher, Brian Tadao Kobashikawa, Robin Andrew Radez, Frank J. Cort
  • Patent number: 9514466
    Abstract: Information is presented to a user of a user device by a method including: collecting data relating to communications sent to or from the user, including to or from a first person, each communication including a link of a plurality of links; generating personal profiles from the collected data, the profiles comprising a first personal profile of the first person and including a first link of the plurality of links; and presenting the first personal profile to the user, comprising displaying the first link in a user interface on the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Robert Russell Jacobson, Gregory Garland Thatcher, Brian Tadao Kobashikawa, Robin Andrew Radez, Frank J. Cort
  • Publication number: 20160028674
    Abstract: Systems and methods to reduce false positives in spam filtering. In one aspect, a method includes automatically generating profiles for persons identified in messages, such as incoming and outgoing e-mails. Messages flagged as spam can be checked against the profile to identify false positives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventors: Adam Michael Smith, Joshua Robert Russell Jacobson, Brian Tadao Kobashikawa, Gregory Garland Thatcher
  • Patent number: 9152952
    Abstract: Systems and methods to reduce false positives in spam filtering. In one aspect, a method includes automatically generating profiles for persons identified in messages, such as incoming and outgoing e-mails. Messages flagged as spam can be checked against the profile to identify false positives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: YAHOO! INC.
    Inventors: Adam Michael Smith, Joshua Robert Russell Jacobson, Brian Tadao Kobashikawa, Gregory Garland Thatcher
  • Publication number: 20150229595
    Abstract: Systems and methods to reduce false positives in spam filtering. In one aspect, a method includes automatically generating profiles for persons identified in messages, such as incoming and outgoing emails. Messages flagged as spam can be checked against the profile to identify false positives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Inventors: Adam Michael Smith, Joshua Robert Russell Jacobson
  • Patent number: 9021028
    Abstract: Systems and methods to reduce false positives in spam filtering. In one aspect, a method includes automatically generating profiles for persons identified in messages, such as incoming and outgoing emails. Messages flagged as spam can be checked against the profile to identify false positives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Michael Smith, Joshua Robert Russell Jacobson
  • Patent number: 9020938
    Abstract: A method includes: generating profile data for users including a first user, the profile data related to contacts or persons used in messages to or from each user; generating, via a server platform, parameters corresponding to the profile data for ranking contacts or persons; and transmitting the parameters to client devices to allow each client device to determine ranks of contacts or persons in the profile data based on the parameters and a function that uses the parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Frank J. Cort, Joshua Robert Russell Jacobson
  • Publication number: 20140156650
    Abstract: Contact data for contacts of a user is stored. Each of the contacts is ranked (e.g., based on stored profile information for each contact). In one embodiment, each of the contacts is classified as either a local contact or a directory contact based on the ranking to provide local contacts and directory contacts. The local contacts are provided for local storage on a user device of the user. A directory contact is provided to the user device from the directory contacts by the server (e.g., in response to a query from the user device).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: YAHOO! INC.
    Inventor: Joshua Robert Russell Jacobson