Patents by Inventor Marc Eliot Davis

Marc Eliot Davis 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: 10333886
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventors: Marc Eliot Davis, Marco Boerries, Christopher William Higgins, Joseph James O'Sullivan, Ronald Martinez, Robert Carter Trout
  • Patent number: 10311452
    Abstract: The disclosure describes systems and methods of ranking user interest in physical entities based on the attention given to those entities as determined by an analysis of communications from devices over multiple communication channels. The attention ranking systems allow any “Who, What, When, Where” entity to be defined and ranked based, at least in part, on information obtained from communications between users and user proxy devices. An entity rank is generated for entity known to the system in which the entity rank is derived from the information in communications that are indicative of user actions related to the entity. The entity ranks are then used to modify the display of information or data associated with the entities. The system may also generate a personal rank for each entity based on the relation of the entity to a specified user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventors: Ronald Martinez, Marc Eliot Davis, Christopher William Higgins, Joseph James O'Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20190158609
    Abstract: A system and method for improved mapping and routing. A request for the determination of a route is received over a network. The request comprises an identification of a requesting user, and at least one objective. Spatial, temporal, topical, and social data available to the network which relating to the requesting user and the request objectives are retrieved using a global index of data available to the network. At least one entity which satisfies at least one request objective and which has a physical location known to the network is selected using the retrieved spatial, temporal, topical, and social data. At least one physical route is mapped between a starting location and the selected entity and is displayed on a display medium. Sponsored and recommended content available to the network which relates to the requesting user, and at least one objective can additionally be displayed on the display medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher William HIGGINS, Marc Eliot DAVIS, Ronald MARTINEZ, Joseph James O'SULLIVAN, Athellina ATHSANI, Chris KALABOUKIS, Christopher T. PARETTI
  • Publication number: 20190087072
    Abstract: A system and method for Context Enhanced Mapping. A request is received from a user over a network for a map comprising an identification of a physical location, and at least one criteria. The physical location is mapped. Spatial, temporal, topical, and social data available to the network relating to the physical location and criteria is retrieved using a global index of data available to the network and prioritized for inclusion based upon the user and context of the request. The map of the physical location and at least some of the retrieved spatial, temporal, topical, and social data is displayed on a display medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher William HIGGINS, Marc Eliot DAVIS, Ronald MARTINEZ, Joseph James O'SULLIVAN, Christopher T. PARETTI, Chris KALABOUKIS
  • Patent number: 10230803
    Abstract: A system and method for improved mapping and routing. A request for the determination of a route is received over a network. The request comprises an identification of a requesting user, and at least one objective. Spatial, temporal, topical, and social data available to the network which relating to the requesting user and the request objectives are retrieved using a global index of data available to the network. At least one entity which satisfies at least one request objective and which has a physical location known to the network is selected using the retrieved spatial, temporal, topical, and social data. At least one physical route is mapped between a starting location and the selected entity and is displayed on a display medium. Sponsored and recommended content available to the network which relates to the requesting user, and at least one objective can additionally be displayed on the display medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher William Higgins, Marc Eliot Davis, Ronald Martinez, Joseph James O'Sullivan, Athellina Athsani, Chris Kalaboukis, Christopher T. Paretti
  • Patent number: 10223701
    Abstract: A system and method for verified monetization. A definition of a commercial campaign is received wherein the definition comprises an identification of an advertiser and an advertisement, at least one trigger condition, at least one monetization condition, at least one verification policy, and at least one monetization action, wherein trigger conditions relate to the occurrence of trigger events, the monetization conditions relate to location data relating to at least one person, verification policies relates to the reliability of the location data, and the monetization actions relates to payments to payees. When an indication of an association between a user and the advertisement is received, the user is associated with the commercial campaign. When the occurrence of trigger events is detected, if the campaigns monetization conditions and verification policies have been satisfied, payees are paid according to the campaign's monetization actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventors: Simon P King, Marc Eliot Davis, Christopher William Higgins
  • Patent number: 10133458
    Abstract: A system and method for Context Enhanced Mapping. A request is received from a user over a network for a map comprising an identification of a physical location, and at least one criteria. The physical location is mapped. Spatial, temporal, topical, and social data available to the network relating to the physical location and criteria is retrieved using a global index of data available to the network and prioritized for inclusion based upon the user and context of the request. The map of the physical location and at least some of the retrieved spatial, temporal, topical, and social data is displayed on a display medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher William Higgins, Marc Eliot Davis, Ronald Martinez, Joseph James O'Sullivan, Christopher T. Paretti, Chris Kalaboukis, Athellina Athsani
  • Patent number: 10033688
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventors: Marc Eliot Davis, Marco Boerries, Christopher Williams Higgins, Joseph James O'Sullivan, Ronald Martinez, Robert Carter Trout
  • Patent number: 9971842
    Abstract: A system and method for deriving income from URL based context queries. A URL based user context query is received over a network from a user, wherein the user context comprises at least one user context criteria. A query is formulated based on the context criteria so as to search for user profile data, social network data, spatial data, temporal data, topical data and context query bid data that is available via the network and relates to the context so as to identify entries in a context query bid database that relate to user context criteria. A dynamic webpage is generated having content relating to the query and advertisements associated with the selected bid are inserted into the webpage. The dynamic webpage is transmitted to the user. The advertiser associated with the selected bid is charged a fee when a user interface event relating to the dynamic webpage occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventors: Rahul Nair, Marc Eliot Davis, Christopher William Higgins, Simon P. King
  • Patent number: 9946782
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventors: Marc Eliot Davis, Luke Wroblewski, Joseph James O'Sullivan, Paul Callan
  • Patent number: 9805123
    Abstract: A system and method for data privacy in URL based context queries. A reference to a data object is received from a user. At least one entity that controls the data object is identified via the network. At least one permission for the data object is retrieved via the network, wherein the permission is associated with the entity that controls the data object. It is then determined, via the network, if the user is permitted to access to the data object using the permission for the data object and spatial data, temporal data social data and logical data available to the network that relates to the user and to the permission for the data object. If the user is permitted access to the data object, access is granted to the data object, and if the user is nor permitted access to the data object, access is denied to the data object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventors: Rahul Nair, Marc Eliot Davis, Christopher William Higgins, Simon P King
  • Publication number: 20170200174
    Abstract: The disclosure describes systems and methods of ranking user interest in physical entities based on the attention given to those entities as determined by an analysis of communications from devices over multiple communication channels. The attention ranking systems allow any “Who, What, When, Where” entity to be defined and ranked based, at least in part, on information obtained from communications between users and user proxy devices. An entity rank is generated for entity known to the system in which the entity rank is derived from the information in communications that are indicative of user actions related to the entity. The entity ranks are then used to modify the display of information or data associated with the entities. The system may also generate a personal rank for each entity based on the relation of the entity to a specified user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Inventors: Ronald MARTINEZ, Marc Eliot DAVIS, Christopher William HIGGINS, Joseph James O'Sullivan
  • Patent number: 9646062
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing improved news results to a news query according to entity expansion are presented. In response to receiving a news query from a computer user, a news engine identifies one or more interest entities of the computer user. Expanded entity data corresponding to the one or more interest entities is obtained, the expanded entity data identifying related entities to the one or more interest entities. The expanded entity data also includes category data corresponding to the categories of the one or more interest entities. Expanded news queries are generated according to the interest entities, the related entities, and category entities corresponding to the categories. News results are obtained according to the expanded news queries and a news presentation is generated and returned to the computer user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Justin Ormont, Marc Eliot Davis
  • Patent number: 9626685
    Abstract: The disclosure describes systems and methods of ranking user interest in physical entities based on the attention given to those entities as determined by an analysis of communications from devices over multiple communication channels. The attention ranking systems allow any “Who, What, When, Where” entity to be defined and ranked based, at least in part, on information obtained from communications between users and user proxy devices. An entity rank is generated for entity known to the system in which the entity rank is derived from the information in communications that are indicative of user actions related to the entity. The entity ranks are then used to modify the display of information or data associated with the entities. The system may also generate a personal rank for each entity based on the relation of the entity to a specified user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventors: Ronald Martinez, Marc Eliot Davis, Christopher William Higgins, Joseph James O'Sullivan
  • Patent number: 9600484
    Abstract: A system and method for reporting and analysis of media consumption data. A request is received over a network from a requesting user for consumption data relating to at least one media object, the request comprising an identification of the media objects. Spatial, temporal, topical, and social data available to the network relating to consumption of the media object are retrieved using a global index of data available to the network. The spatial, temporal, topical, and social data available to the network relating to consumption of the media objects are transmitted, over the network to the requesting user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventors: Marc Eliot Davis, Michael Spiegelman, Chris Kalaboukis, Ronald Martinez, Nicola Stefano Ghezzi, Christopher T. Paretti, Christopher William Higgins
  • Publication number: 20170004332
    Abstract: Techniques for content customization with security for client preferences are described herein. The techniques describe the customization of content provided by websites according to preferences, such as the interests, “likes” and demographic and/or geographic information of users. Additional techniques describe aspects of keeping the users' preferences secure from the website, so that the users' privacy and anonymity are protected. In one implementation, a “trusted entity” is trusted by users to obtain and store the preferences. Content may be obtained by the trusted entity from a content provider, such as a website. The content may be changed according to the preferences. The content is then provided to the users. In view of the changes made by the trusted entity, the user enjoys a customized version of the content. Additional techniques describe limits to customization, based on permissible customizations and frameworks generated by the content providers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventors: Matthew Graham Dyor, Richard J. Qian, Marc Eliot Davis, Steven William Macbeth, Lili Cheng, Gur Kimchi
  • Publication number: 20160371390
    Abstract: A system and method for deriving income from URL based context queries. A URL based user context query is received over a network from a user, wherein the user context comprises at least one user context criteria. A query is formulated based on the context criteria so as to search for user profile data, social network data, spatial data, temporal data, topical data and context query bid data that is available via the network and relates to the context so as to identify entries in a context query bid database that relate to user context criteria. A dynamic webpage is generated having content relating to the query and advertisements associated with the selected bid are inserted into the webpage. The dynamic webpage is transmitted to the user. The advertiser associated with the selected bid is charged a fee when a user interface event relating to the dynamic webpage occurs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Rahul Nair, Marc Eliot Davis, Christopher William Higgins, Simon P. King
  • Patent number: 9519717
    Abstract: Techniques for content customization with security for client preferences are described herein. The techniques describe the customization of content provided by websites according to preferences, such as the interests, “likes” and demographic and/or geographic information of users. Additional techniques describe aspects of keeping the users' preferences secure from the website, so that the users' privacy and anonymity are protected. In one implementation, a “trusted entity” is trusted by users to obtain and store the preferences. Content may be obtained by the trusted entity from a content provider, such as a website. The content may be changed according to the preferences. The content is then provided to the users. In view of the changes made by the trusted entity, the user enjoys a customized version of the content. Additional techniques describe limits to customization, based on permissible customizations and frameworks generated by the content providers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Gur Kimchi, Matthew Graham Dyor, Lili Cheng, Richard J. Qian, Marc Eliot Davis, Steven William Macbeth
  • Patent number: 9477969
    Abstract: Information regarding a mobile user's context including but not limited to current mobile activity, social relations and associations history, and past mobile, search and browsing history is identified and converted to metadata. Metadata is also applied to content sources delivering content to a search engine or personalized content engine. The metadata is used in part to determine the relative display of content objects delivered to the mobile user as search results or a personalized aggregated information resource, e.g., home page. The user may select information, from one or more entities or search results or as presented to the user in other contexts, to be automatically delivered to the user's home page as a content feed including multiple content objects or content feeds associated with an entity. Information regarding mobile user activity is compiled and used to permit publishers and advertisers to identify target candidates to receive advertisements or marketing materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Marco Boerries, Edward Stanley Ott, IV, Keith David Saft, Marc Eliot Davis, Amit Kumar, Erik Nis Jessen, Jonathan Merrel Chum, George Grinsted, Lee John Parry, Adam Taggart
  • Patent number: 9400987
    Abstract: A system and method for deriving income from URL based context queries. A URL based user context query is received over a network from a user, wherein the user context comprises at least one user context criteria. A query is formulated based on the context criteria so as to search for user profile data, social network data, spatial data, temporal data, topical data and context query bid data that is available via the network and relates to the context so as to identify entries in a context query bid database that relate to user context criteria. A dynamic webpage is generated having content relating to the query and advertisements associated with the selected bid are inserted into the webpage. The dynamic webpage is transmitted to the user. The advertiser associated with the selected bid is charged a fee when a user interface event relating to the dynamic webpage occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Excalibur IP, LLC
    Inventors: Rahul Nair, Marc Eliot Davis, Christopher William Higgins, Simon P. King