Patents by Inventor Marc Peter Tarca Wilson

Marc Peter Tarca Wilson 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: 9081797
    Abstract: Embodiments include a computer-implemented method that includes receiving microposts including tokens, identifying a subset of the microposts that include a given token, determining a geographic location corresponding to the subset of the microposts that include the given token, associating the given token with the geographic location, and updating an index to reflect an association between the given token and the geographic location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Marc Peter Tarca Wilson, Fiona Elizabeth Herring
  • Patent number: 8954860
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method and system may modify categories for points of interest (POIs) for display on a map at a client computing device based on a bias value corresponding to a classification of a user. A system may receive interaction events from client computing devices. The interaction events may each include an indication of a user interaction with a POI displayed on a digital map at a client computing device and each POI may include a category and a default zoom level. Using a user's location data, the system and method may classify the user based on the user's familiarity with an area surrounding the interaction event POI and assign a numerical bias to POIs that include the category of each interaction event POI. Subsequent requests for mapping data may then return categories of POIs according to the type of user sending the request based on the bias value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Brent Alexander Hands, Marc Peter Tarca Wilson
  • Publication number: 20140258280
    Abstract: Embodiments include a computer-implemented method that includes receiving microposts including tokens, identifying a subset of the microposts that include a given token, determining a geographic location corresponding to the subset of the microposts that include the given token, associating the given token with the geographic location, and updating an index to reflect an association between the given token and the geographic location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Marc Peter Tarca Wilson, Fiona Elizabeth Herring
  • Publication number: 20130181993
    Abstract: A process for determining and labeling areas of interest, including steps for receiving a plurality of data points from a plurality of users, each data point received at a particular time, determining a user location for each of the plurality of data points and generating a heat map from the plurality of data points, wherein the heat map represents a population density distribution over a geographic area divided into a plurality of cells. In certain aspects, the process further includes steps for identifying at least one cluster of cells within the geographic, generating a bounded polygon for the at least one cluster of cells and storing the at least one cluster of cells and its corresponding bounded polygon as an area of interest in a geographical information system. Systems and machine-readable media are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Inventors: Fiona Elizabeth HERRING, Thomas Matthew James HENNIGAN, Gemma EXTON, Marc Peter Tarca WILSON, Andrew ELAND, Sarah FORTUNE
  • Publication number: 20110238762
    Abstract: Some techniques feature a computer-implemented method for messages associated with a user location. The method involves determining, by a mobile computing device, an estimated geographic location of the mobile computing device. The method includes receiving, at the mobile computing device, one or more messages associated with an area within the estimated geographic location, where the one or more messages include messages posted by users of a system that associates messages that those users posted about the area within the estimated geographic location. The method involves providing, on a display of the mobile computing device, one or more posted message icons that are presented in a layer over a map, where the one or more posted message icons represent the one or more posted messages. In a system, the one or more posted messages may not appear on mobile devices after a predetermined amount of time from their respective postings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Punit Soni, Steven J. Lee, Sanjay Mavinkurve, Fred Gilbert, Carlos E. Whitt, Ana Maria Ulin Vazquez, Li-Wei Lee, Marc Peter Tarca Wilson, Mathieu P. Balez, Aleksandr V. Kennberg