Patents by Inventor Marc Bishop

Marc Bishop 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: 20190114056
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for providing an advertisement in a sidebar, and/or in a slidesheet associated with an application module displayed in the sidebar. The advertisement is targeted to the sidebar user based upon user specific information maintained by a content provider. The user specific information can comprise, sidebar application information, user preference information, shared user information and other information associated with the user that can be used to select an advertisement targeted to the user. An advertisement displayed in a slidesheet can be selected based upon user information and/or the functionality provided by the application module associated with the slidesheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Ashit GANDHI, Vincent SOLLICITO, Marc BISHOP, Stephen MILLER
  • Patent number: 10175862
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for providing an advertisement in a sidebar, and/or in a slidesheet associated with an application module displayed in the sidebar. The advertisement is targeted to the sidebar user based upon user specific information maintained by a content provider. The user specific information can comprise, sidebar application information, user preference information, shared user information and other information associated with the user that can be used to select an advertisement targeted to the user. An advertisement displayed in a slidesheet can be selected based upon user information and/or the functionality provided by the application module associated with the slidesheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventors: Ashit Gandhi, Vincent Sollicito, Marc Bishop, Stephen Miller
  • Patent number: 9037996
    Abstract: Email functions, such as, for example, reply, reply to all, forward, delete, mark as unread, and mark as spam are made accessible to a user through a browser independent sidebar. In one embodiment, email messages stored by an email service provider comprise a first identifier used by a first email retrieval client and a second identifier used by the sidebar. In one embodiment, a protocol used by the sidebar to retrieve messages is augmented to comprise the first identifier, so that the sidebar can use email functions, such as, for example, mark as spam, that identify messages using the first identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: YAHOO! INC.
    Inventors: Marc Bishop, Derrick Whittle, Tracy Hsu
  • Patent number: 8732585
    Abstract: Members of Internet community websites, such as for example, social networking sites, photo sharing sites, review site, and other community sites, regularly make updates to the websites. Therefore a member of those sites is constantly checking those sites for new updates. In one embodiment, an application module of a sidebar provides an indicator, such as, for example, a new item in the application module, to the sidebar user when an update is made to a community website by another member of the site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventor: Marc Bishop
  • Publication number: 20140101599
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for providing an advertisement in a sidebar, and/or in a slidesheet associated with an application module displayed in the sidebar. The advertisement is targeted to the sidebar user based upon user specific information maintained by a content provider. The user specific information can comprise, sidebar application information, user preference information, shared user information and other information associated with the user that can be used to select an advertisement targeted to the user. An advertisement displayed in a slidesheet can be selected based upon user information and/or the functionality provided by the application module associated with the slidesheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: YAHOO! INC.
    Inventors: Ashit Gandhi, Vincent Sollicito, Marc Bishop, Stephen Miller
  • Patent number: 8621372
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for providing an advertisement in a sidebar, and/or in a slidesheet associated with an application module displayed in the sidebar. The advertisement is targeted to the sidebar user based upon user specific information maintained by a content provider. The user specific information can comprise, sidebar application information, user preference information, shared user information and other information associated with the user that can be used to select an advertisement targeted to the user. An advertisement displayed in a slidesheet can be selected based upon user information and/or the functionality provided by the application module associated with the slidesheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Ashit Gandhi, Vincent Sollicito, Marc Bishop, Stephen Miller
  • Publication number: 20070157107
    Abstract: The Internet comprises a wealth of information that is regularly shared amongst its users. In one embodiment, information sharing buttons are provided to a user at the bottom of a slidesheet of a sidebar. Thus, if the user sees information that they are interested in, they can easily share the information with another Internet user. In one embodiment, a plurality of information sharing buttons are displayed in a slidesheet, so that the user can choose from more than one communication application to share the information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2006
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Inventor: Marc Bishop
  • Publication number: 20070157119
    Abstract: A sidebar can be used to display images stored on a local computer and/or retrived from the Internet. In one embodiment, a slidesheet of a photo application module of a sidebar provides a sidebar user with a search field, so that the user can search an Internet photo sharing website for photos to display in their sidebar. If the user likes the results of the search, the user can select a subscription button to add the photos to their list of photos displayed in the sidebar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2006
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Inventor: Marc Bishop
  • Publication number: 20070157106
    Abstract: Typical sidebars comprise a plurality of application modules stacked in a vertical column. Thus, each application module has a limited amount of space to display useful information to the user. In one embodiment, the application module of a sidebar can exist in one of a plurality of display states comprising, a closed state, which displays a title and a button to change states, a full open state, which displays a complete list of information associated with the application module and a preferred open state, which displays a subset of the information associated with the application module. The subset of information is selected based on instruction that can be predefined by a sidebar user and/or a sidebar provider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2006
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Inventor: Marc Bishop
  • Publication number: 20070157110
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for providing an advertisement in a sidebar, and/or in a slidesheet associated with an application module displayed in the sidebar. The advertisement is targeted to the sidebar user based upon user specific information maintained by a content provider. The user specific information can comprise, sidebar application information, user preference information, shared user information and other information associated with the user that can be used to select an advertisement targeted to the user. An advertisement displayed in a slidesheet can be selected based upon user information and/or the functionality provided by the application module associated with the slidesheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2006
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Inventors: Ashit Gandhi, Vincent Sollicito, Marc Bishop, Stephen Miller
  • Publication number: 20070157108
    Abstract: Members of Internet community websites, such as for example, social networking sites, photo sharing sites, review site, and other community sites, regularly make updates to the websites. Therefore a member of those sites is constantly checking those sites for new updates. In one embodiment, an application module of a sidebar provides an indicator, such as, for example, a new item in the application module, to the sidebar user when an update is made to a community website by another member of the site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2006
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Inventor: Marc Bishop
  • Publication number: 20070157105
    Abstract: Sidebars group a plurality of Internet and other services in one easily accessible location on the desktop. In one embodiment, a user's sidebar preferences, such as, for example, the types of applications modules that populate their sidebar are stored by an Internet content provider on a network server. A user can access their personal sidebar preferences from any computer with an Internet connection. In addition, in one embodiment, application module information loaded into the application modules is also stored on a server, thus changes made in a sidebar are reflected in their “full service” counterpart applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2006
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Inventors: Stephen Owens, Marc Bishop, Derrick Whittle
  • Publication number: 20070157114
    Abstract: Some application modules of a sidebar comprise a list of items. For example, an email module comprises message items while a photo slideshow does not comprise items. In known sidebars, the number of items in an application module display area is not discrete. For example, in an email module the last item in the list can be partially displayed. In one embodiment, application modules that comprise items are forced to display a whole number of menu items. When a user resizes an application module, the application module will “snap” to fully include or fully exclude an item as opposed to displaying a partial item. A whole item display format can also be implemented in an application module's slidesheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2006
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Inventors: Marc Bishop, Stephen Miller
  • Publication number: 20070157113
    Abstract: Email functions, such as, for example, reply, reply to all, forward, delete, mark as unread, and mark as spam are made accessible to a user through a browser independent sidebar. In one embodiment, email messages stored by an email service provider comprise a first identifier used by a first email retrieval client and a second identifier used by the sidebar. In one embodiment, a protocol used by the sidebar to retrieve messages is augmented to comprise the first identifier, so that the sidebar can use email functions, such as, for example, mark as spam, that identify messages using the first identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2006
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Inventors: Marc Bishop, Derrick Whittle, Tracy Hsu