Patents by Inventor Marco Boerries

Marco Boerries 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: 20100114697
    Abstract: A method and system for serving advertisement or sponsored content information is provided. The method employed by the system may include receiving a request to communicate advertisement or sponsored content information to ad serving devices that match a selection criteria, locating ad serving devices that match the received selection criteria, and serving advertisements or sponsored content information to located ad serving devices. Economic terms associated with the ad serving devices may also be received. Advertisers may be charged and the revenue generated distributed among a carrier network owner, ad serving device owners, and/or the owner of the ad serving system. A request to display the advertisement or sponsored content information and instructions for displaying the advertisement or sponsored content information may be communicated to individuals in control of the ad serving devices and an acceptance of the request to display the advertisement may be received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2008
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Applicant: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Athellina Athsani, Marc Davis, Marco Boerries, Chris Kalaboukis, Joseph O'Sullivan, Chris W. Higgins, Christopher T. Paretti, Edward Stanley Ott, IV, Irfan Presswala
  • Publication number: 20100114707
    Abstract: A method and system for serving advertisement or sponsored content is provided. The method employed by the system may include receiving information that describes the capabilities of an ad serving device, matching advertisement and/or sponsored content to the ad serving device, and serving the advertisement and/or sponsored content. Instructions may be communicated to an individual in possession of the ad serving device, instructing the individual on a time and place for serving the advertisement or sponsored content. Confirmation that the instructions have been followed may be communicated to the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2008
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Applicant: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Athellina Athsani, Marc Davis, Marco Boerries, Chris Kalaboukis, Joseph O'Sullivan, Chris W. Higgins, Christopher T. Paretti, Edward Stanley Ott, IV, Irfan Presswala
  • Publication number: 20100082618
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for searching data and grouping search results into clusters that are ordered according to search relevance. Each cluster comprises one or more data type, such as images, web pages, local information, news, advertisements, and the like. In one embodiment, a search term is evaluated for related concepts indicating categories of data sources to search. Data sources may also be identified by context information such as a location of a client device, a currently running application, and the like. Search results in each cluster are ordered by relevance and each cluster is given a score based on an aggregate of the relevance within the cluster. Each cluster score may be modified based on one or more corresponding concepts and/or context information. The clusters are ordered based on the modified scores. Content, including advertisements, may also be added to the ordered list to appear as another cluster.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Applicant: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Stanley Ott, IV, Keith David Saft, Marco Boerries, Meher Tendjoukian, Paul Yiu
  • Publication number: 20090307370
    Abstract: In one aspect a device such as a mobile device includes logic operable to display an email message received from a remote location, the email message having associated data (e.g., an attachment) located remotely to the device (e.g., with a server or the like). The system further includes logic operable to receive a request for the associated data, and initiate an asynchronous fetch of the associated data, wherein the associated data is fetched in the background of the device. The system may further include logic operable to initiate a notification after receiving the request for the data that the associated data will be fetched, and/or initiate a notification that the associated data has been fetched. The associated data may include an attachment, media object, or other data associated with the email message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Applicant: YAHOO! INC
    Inventors: Marco BOERRIES, Matthias Breuer, Markus Meyer, Torsten Schulz, Venkatachary Srinivasan, Bernhard Wellhofer
  • Patent number: 7630972
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for searching data and grouping search results into clusters that are ordered according to search relevance. Each cluster includes one or more data type, such as images, web pages, local information, news, advertisements, and the like. In one embodiment, a search term is evaluated for related concepts indicating categories of data sources to search. Data sources may also be identified by context information such as a location of a client device, a currently running application, and the like. Search results in each cluster are ordered by relevance and each cluster is given a score based on an aggregate of the relevance within the cluster. Each cluster score may be modified based on one or more corresponding concepts and/or context information. The clusters are ordered based on the modified scores. Content, including advertisements, may also be added to the ordered list to appear as another cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Stanley Ott, IV, Keith David Saft, Marco Boerries, Meher Tendjoukian, Paul Yiu
  • Patent number: 7631045
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and computer program product in a content routing system for facilitating transportation of commands having separable segments among a plurality of content nodes comprising detaching the segments prior to the commands being saved to a command memory of a store and forward logic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Marco Boerries, Markus Meyer, Venkatachary Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 7623515
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and computer program product for communicating an outgoing command from a command memory of a content router to a content node using a notification signal to a gateway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Matthias Breuer, Marco Boerries, Markus Meyer, Venkatachary Srinivasan
  • Publication number: 20090249198
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are described by which one or more input words may be predicted based on partial input from a user using a predictive model that employs contextual metadata which characterizes the user in a multi-dimensional space in which the dimensions are defined by one or more of a spatial aspect, a temporal aspect, a social aspect, or a topical aspect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: YAHOO! INC.
    Inventors: Marc Eliot Davis, Joseph O'Sullivan, Christopher Todd Paretti, Ronald Martinez, Chris W. Higgins, Athellina Athsani, Marco Boerries, Edward Stanley Ott, IV, Keith David Saft, George Grinsted, Lee John Parry, Ben Kim, Steven Antonio Jackson, II
  • Publication number: 20090240564
    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: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Inventors: MARCO BOERRIES, EDWARD STANLEY OTT, IV, KEITH DAVID SAFT, MARC ELIOT DAVIS, AMIT KUMAR, ERIK NIK JESSEN, JONATHAN MERREL CHUM, GEORGE GRINSTED, LEE JOHN PARRY, ADAM TAGGART
  • Publication number: 20090234815
    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: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Inventors: MARCO BOERRIES, Edward Stanley Ott, IV, Keith David Saft, Marc Eliot Davis, Amit Kumar, Erik Nik Jessen, Jonathan Merrel Chum, George Grinsted, Lee John Parry, Adam Taggart
  • Publication number: 20090234814
    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: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    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
  • Publication number: 20090222488
    Abstract: “Smart bookmarks” are described which facilitate aggregation, sharing, and dynamic access to the content in which a particular user has an interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Applicant: YAHOO! INC.
    Inventors: Marco Boerries, Keith Saft, George Grinsted, Lee Parry, Carlo P. Bernoulli, Marc Davis, Joseph O'Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20090222716
    Abstract: “Smart bookmarks” are described which facilitate aggregation, sharing, and dynamic access to the content in which a particular user has an interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Applicant: YAHOO! INC.
    Inventors: Marco Boerries, Keith Saft, George Grinsted, Lee Parry, Carlo P. Bernoulli, Marc Davis, Joseph O'Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20090177745
    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: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2008
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Applicant: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Eliot Davis, Joseph James O'Sullivan, Christopher William Higgins, Keith David Saft, Nathanael Joe Hayashi, Marco Boerries, Paul Callan, Luke Wroblewski
  • Publication number: 20090177744
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are described for detecting social relationships across multiple networks and/or communication channels. These social relationships may then be utilized in a wide variety of ways to support and enhance a broad range of user services.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2008
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Inventors: Cameron Marlow, Marc Davis, Neal Sample, Michael Curtis, Ryan Kennedy, Yathin Krishnappa, Luke Wroblewski, Marco Boerries, Joe Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20090165022
    Abstract: The disclosure describes systems and methods for scheduling an event in which user data, which may include social data, spatial data, temporal data and logical data, associated with each of the designated attendees of the event is used to prioritize and optimally schedule the event. Based on user data collected from past interactions with the network, for each attendee a priority score is generated for the event based on a comparison of the attendee's user data and the event information. One or more proposed alternate events are then identified based on the various attendees' priority scores of the event and their previously scheduled events. The organizer of the event may then select one of the proposed alternate events which is subsequently added to the attendees' electronic calendars.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Inventors: Mark Hunter Madsen, Cameron Marlow, Ronald Martinez, Marc Eliot Davis, Marco Boerries, Christopher William Higgins, Joseph James O'Sullivan, Robert Carter Trout
  • Publication number: 20090157593
    Abstract: The disclosure describes systems and methods for disambiguating a non-unique identifiers of real world entities (RWEs) detected by a computing network by dynamically identifying relationships between RWEs known to the network. The relationships are determined based on social, spatial, temporal and logical information known about the RWEs based on the RWEs previous interactions with the network. These relationships are then used to generate a probability for each RWE that the non-unique identifier identifies that RWE. Based on the probabilities an RWE is selected and the proper network identifier may be used in place of the non-unique identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Inventors: Nathaniel Joseph Hayashi, Marco Boerries, Marc Eliot Davis, Christopher William Higgins, Ronald Martinez, Joseph James O'Sullivan, Robert Carter Trout
  • Publication number: 20090150373
    Abstract: The disclosure describes systems and methods for synchronizing data on a network based on temporal, spatial, social and logical data available to the network. The method includes receiving a first information object (IO) containing attributes for a first real-world entity (RWE), the first IO associated with a second RWE; identifying one or more second IOs, each second IO containing one or more attributes for the first RWE and each second IO independently associated with a third RWE; generating a different probability for each IO based on a comparison of contents of the first and second IOs and their associated RWEs; and replacing one or more of the attributes in at least one IO with at least one attribute from a different IO based on the probabilities for each IO.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2007
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Applicant: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Eliot Davis, George Grinstead, Lee J. Parry, Marco Boerries, Christopher William Higgins, Joseph James O'Sullivan, Ronald Martinez, Robert Carter Trout
  • Publication number: 20090150501
    Abstract: The disclosure describes systems and methods delivering communications associated with deliver 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: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2008
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Inventors: Marc Eliot Davis, Marco Boerries, Christopher William Higgins, Joseph James O'Sullivan, Ronald Martinez, Robert Carter Trout
  • Publication number: 20090150489
    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: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2007
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Applicant: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Eliot Davis, Marco Boerries, Christopher William Higgins, Joseph James O'Sullivan, Ronald Martinez, Robert Carter Trout