Patents by Inventor Marco Nelissen

Marco Nelissen 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: 20190005894
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling the lighted display of a mobile device are disclosed. The backlight of or active power supplied to a display is reduced or deactivated after a certain period based on the application running on the mobile device, rather than being a uniform deactivation time. The system and method can be used on a variety of mobile devices having a display screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Marco Nelissen, Mathias Marc Agopian
  • Patent number: 10049624
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling the lighted display of a mobile device are disclosed. The backlight of or active power supplied to a display is reduced or deactivated after a certain period based on the application running on the mobile device, rather than being a uniform deactivation time. The system and method can be used on a variety of mobile devices having a display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Marco Nelissen, Mathias Marc Agopian
  • Patent number: 9936347
    Abstract: A computer-implemented user alert method includes identifying a task for a user, associating a location with the task, monitoring a location of a mobile device associated with the user, and notifying the user about the task when the mobile device comes within a defined proximity of the associated location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Marco Nelissen
  • Patent number: 9338269
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling the lighted display of a mobile device are disclosed. The backlight of or active power supplied to a display is reduced or deactivated after a certain period based on the application running on the mobile device, rather than being a uniform deactivation time. The system and method can be used on a variety of mobile devices having a display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Marco Nelissen, Mathias Marc Agopian
  • Patent number: 9270818
    Abstract: In one implementation, a computer-implemented method includes receiving, from a first telephone device and at a second telephone device, a request to accept a telephone call. The method further includes obtaining information that indicates a first current geographic location of the first telephone device or the associated first user based on the second telephone device or an associated second user being a member of a group of call recipients that are permitted to receive the information that indicates the first current geographic location. The method additionally includes, using the obtained information, providing a representation of the first current geographic location of the first telephone device on the second telephone device in association with the telephone call from the first telephone device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Marco Nelissen, Thomas J. Tuttle
  • Patent number: 9122542
    Abstract: A computer-implemented user alert method includes identifying a task for a user, associating a location with the task, monitoring a location of a mobile device associated with the user, and notifying the user about the task when the mobile device comes within a defined proximity of the associated location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Marco Nelissen
  • Patent number: 8644847
    Abstract: In one implementation, a computer-implemented method includes receiving, from a first telephone device and at a second telephone device, a request to accept a telephone call. The method further includes obtaining information that indicates a first current geographic location of the first telephone device or the associated first user based on the second telephone device or an associated second user being a member of a group of call recipients that are permitted to receive the information that indicates the first current geographic location. The method additionally includes, using the obtained information, providing a representation of the first current geographic location of the first telephone device on the second telephone device in association with the telephone call from the first telephone device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Marco Nelissen, Thomas J. Tuttle
  • Patent number: 8487918
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling the lighted display of a mobile device are disclosed. The backlight of or active power supplied to a display is reduced or deactivated after a certain period based on the application running on the mobile device, rather than being a uniform deactivation time. The system and method can be used on a variety of mobile devices having a display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Marco Nelissen, Mathias Marc Agopian
  • Patent number: 8385944
    Abstract: A computer-implemented user alert method includes identifying a task for a user, associating a location with the task, monitoring a location of a mobile device associated with the user, and notifying the user about the task when the mobile device comes within a defined proximity of the associated location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Marco Nelissen
  • Patent number: 8374628
    Abstract: In one implementation, a computer-implemented method includes receiving, from a first telephone device and at a second telephone device, a request to accept a telephone call. The method further includes obtaining information that indicates a first current geographic location of the first telephone device or the associated first user based on the second telephone device or an associated second user being a member of a group of call recipients that are permitted to receive the information that indicates the first current geographic location. The method additionally includes, using the obtained information, providing a representation of the first current geographic location of the first telephone device on the second telephone device in association with the telephone call from the first telephone device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Marco Nelissen, Thomas J. Tuttle
  • Patent number: 8370314
    Abstract: Methods, systems and program products for replacing a master media file. Data indicates characteristics of a first user's multiple media files. At least one of the multiple media files matches content in a master media file. The content in the matching media file is of a second quality that is higher than the first quality of the master media file. A server system stores the matching media file in place of the master media file. The server system receives a request from a second user for content matching the master media file, and accesses quality parameters that indicate the second user can access a version of the content at a third quality that is less than the second quality. A media file that contains the requested content at the third quality is generated and sent to the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Sparks, Marco Nelissen
  • Patent number: 8335774
    Abstract: Methods, systems and program products for replacing a master media file. Data indicates characteristics of a first user's multiple media files. At least one of the multiple media files matches content in a master media file. The content in the matching media file is of a second quality that is higher than the first quality of the master media file. A server system stores the matching media file in place of the master media file. The server system receives a request from a second user for content matching the master media file, and accesses quality parameters that indicate the second user can access a version of the content at a third quality that is less than the second quality. A media file that contains the requested content at the third quality is generated and sent to the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Sparks, Marco Nelissen
  • Patent number: 8325900
    Abstract: In general, the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods, systems, and program products for identifying telephone spam. An indication of an incoming telephone call and a calling device telephone number for the incoming telephone call is received. An indication that the calling device telephone number has been determined to be a source of telephone spam based on identifications by one or more users, other than a user of a mobile telephone, that the calling device telephone number is a source of telephone spam is received. A secondary alert is output to the user of the mobile telephone that is different than a default alert. The default alert is output to the user of the mobile telephone if the calling device telephone number is not determined to be a source of telephone spam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Michel Trivi, Marco Nelissen
  • Patent number: 8219115
    Abstract: A computer-implemented user alert method includes identifying a task for a user, associating a location with the task, monitoring a location of a mobile device associated with the user, and notifying the user about the task when the mobile device comes within a defined proximity of the associated location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Marco Nelissen
  • Patent number: 8190438
    Abstract: In general, the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods, system, and program products for providing sound from multiple audio sources. A first audio stream is played from a first source through a multi-speaker audio system. A signal indicating a need to play a second audio stream is received from a second source. Adjustments to be made to the first audio stream to move an acoustic image of the first audio stream in multi-dimensional space from a first location to a second location are determined. Adjustments are applied to a signal of the first audio stream in order to move the acoustic image of the first audio stream from the first location to the second location. The second audio stream is played so that an acoustic image of the second audio stream is located in a third location. The first audio stream is simultaneously played.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Marco Nelissen
  • Publication number: 20120109904
    Abstract: Methods, systems and program products for replacing a master media file. Data indicates characteristics of a first user's multiple media files. At least one of the multiple media files matches content in a master media file. The content in the matching media file is of a second quality that is higher than the first quality of the master media file. A server system stores the matching media file in place of the master media file. The server system receives a request from a second user for content matching the master media file, and accesses quality parameters that indicate the second user can access a version of the content at a third quality that is less than the second quality. A media file that contains the requested content at the third quality is generated and sent to the second user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventors: David L. Sparks, Marco Nelissen
  • Publication number: 20120109997
    Abstract: Methods, systems and program products for replacing a master media file. Data indicates characteristics of a first user's multiple media files. At least one of the multiple media files matches content in a master media file. The content in the matching media file is of a second quality that is higher than the first quality of the master media file. A server system stores the matching media file in place of the master media file. The server system receives a request from a second user for content matching the master media file, and accesses quality parameters that indicate the second user can access a version of the content at a third quality that is less than the second quality. A media file that contains the requested content at the third quality is generated and sent to the second user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventors: David L. Sparks, Marco Nelissen
  • Publication number: 20120015639
    Abstract: In general, the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods, systems, and program products for identifying telephone spam. An indication of an incoming telephone call and a calling device telephone number for the incoming telephone call is received. An indication that the calling device telephone number has been determined to be a source of telephone spam based on identifications by one or more users, other than a user of a mobile telephone, that the calling device telephone number is a source of telephone spam is received. A secondary alert is output to the user of the mobile telephone that is different than a default alert. The default alert is output to the user of the mobile telephone if the calling device telephone number is not determined to be a source of telephone spam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Michel Trivi, Marco Nelissen
  • Publication number: 20110294478
    Abstract: In general, the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods, systems, and program products for identifying telephone spam. An indication of an incoming telephone call and a calling device telephone number for the incoming telephone call is received. An indication that the calling device telephone number has been determined to be a source of telephone spam based on identifications by one or more users, other than a user of a mobile telephone, that the calling device telephone number is a source of telephone spam is received. A secondary alert is output to the user of the mobile telephone that is different than a default alert. The default alert is output to the user of the mobile telephone if the calling device telephone number is not determined to be a source of telephone spam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventors: Jean-Michel Trivi, Marco Nelissen
  • Publication number: 20050175030
    Abstract: A system, method and computer-readable media are disclosed for format negotiation between a graph of connected nodes. A source node for multi-media content publishes a set of format constraints associated with the multi-media data and capabilities. A destination node for presenting the multi-media data publishes its set of format constraints associated with its capabilities. At least one filter node within the graph transmits or modifies multimedia data between the source and destination nodes. The format constraints are represented by logical expressions in disjunctive normal form and describe required values or acceptable ranges of values for one or more parameters. The method aspect of the invention comprises receiving source node format data, destination node format data and at least one filter node format data. As nodes are connected to the graph of nodes, the new node's format data is propagated to the directly and indirectly connected nodes in the graph.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2005
    Publication date: August 11, 2005
    Inventors: Eric Moon, Marco Nelissen, Andreas Huber