Patents by Inventor Margaret Hollendoner

Margaret Hollendoner 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: 20210243496
    Abstract: An audience measurement service may monitor broadcasts in a region, ingesting closed captioning data, metadata, displayed text or logos, performing facial recognition on people, and/or generating audio/video fingerprints of broadcast content to create a database of content and associated keywords, along with times at which the content was broadcast. The audience measurement service may receive user search queries from a search provider and detect “spiking” queries. The audience measurement service may determine whether the spiking queries are related, contextually and temporally, to an item of content identified in the database, and infer that users generating the queries likely viewed the item of content. In some implementations, the audience measurement service may also infer that the users likely viewed other items of content (e.g. advertisements) displayed during the prior or subsequent few minutes on the same broadcast channel as the query-triggering item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich, Ingrid McAulay Trollope, Margaret Hollendoner
  • Patent number: 10999626
    Abstract: An audience measurement service may monitor broadcasts in a region, ingesting closed captioning data, metadata, displayed text or logos, performing facial recognition on people, and/or generating audio/video fingerprints of broadcast content to create a database of content and associated keywords, along with times at which the content was broadcast. The audience measurement service may receive user search queries from a search provider and detect “spiking” queries. The audience measurement service may determine whether the spiking queries are related, contextually and temporally, to an item of content identified in the database, and infer that users generating the queries likely viewed the item of content. In some implementations, the audience measurement service may also infer that the users likely viewed other items of content (e.g. advertisements) displayed during the prior or subsequent few minutes on the same broadcast channel as the query-triggering item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich, Ingrid McAulay Trollope, Margaret Hollendoner
  • Publication number: 20200213669
    Abstract: An audience measurement service may monitor broadcasts in a region, ingesting closed captioning data, metadata, displayed text or logos, performing facial recognition on people, and/or generating audio/video fingerprints of broadcast content to create a database of content and associated keywords, along with times at which the content was broadcast. The audience measurement service may receive user search queries from a search provider and detect “spiking” queries. The audience measurement service may determine whether the spiking queries are related, contextually and temporally, to an item of content identified in the database, and infer that users generating the queries likely viewed the item of content. In some implementations, the audience measurement service may also infer that the users likely viewed other items of content (e.g. advertisements) displayed during the prior or subsequent few minutes on the same broadcast channel as the query-triggering item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich, Ingrid McAulay Trollope, Margaret Hollendoner
  • Patent number: 10567839
    Abstract: An audience measurement service may monitor broadcasts in a region, ingesting closed captioning data, metadata, displayed text or logos, performing facial recognition on people, and/or generating audio/video fingerprints of broadcast content to create a database of content and associated keywords, along with times at which the content was broadcast. The audience measurement service may receive user search queries from a search provider and detect “spiking” queries. The audience measurement service may determine whether the spiking queries are related, contextually and temporally, to an item of content identified in the database, and infer that users generating the queries likely viewed the item of content. In some implementations, the audience measurement service may also infer that the users likely viewed other items of content (e.g. advertisements) displayed during the prior or subsequent few minutes on the same broadcast channel as the query-triggering item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich, Ingrid McAulay Trollope, Margaret Hollendoner
  • Patent number: 10296645
    Abstract: An audience measurement service may monitor broadcasts in a region, ingesting closed captioning data, metadata, displayed text or logos, performing facial recognition on people, and/or generating audio/video fingerprints of broadcast content to create a database of content and associated keywords, along with times at which the content was broadcast. The audience measurement service may receive user search queries from a search provider and detect “spiking” queries. The audience measurement service may determine whether the spiking queries are related, contextually and temporally, to an item of content identified in the database, and infer that users generating the queries likely viewed the item of content. If or when the media is subsequently rebroadcast, media-related search queries may be detected and corresponding users identified as likely audience members for the rebroadcast, such that they may be targeted to receive additional media-related content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Simon Michael Rowe, John Wedgwood, Margaret Hollendoner
  • Publication number: 20180242041
    Abstract: An audience measurement service may monitor broadcasts in a region, ingesting closed captioning data, metadata, displayed text or logos, performing facial recognition on people, and/or generating audio/video fingerprints of broadcast content to create a database of content and associated keywords, along with times at which the content was broadcast. The audience measurement service may receive user search queries from a search provider and detect “spiking” queries. The audience measurement service may determine whether the spiking queries are related, contextually and temporally, to an item of content identified in the database, and infer that users generating the queries likely viewed the item of content. In some implementations, the audience measurement service may also infer that the users likely viewed other items of content (e.g. advertisements) displayed during the prior or subsequent few minutes on the same broadcast channel as the query-triggering item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich, Ingrid McAulay Trollope, Margaret Hollendoner
  • Patent number: 9967619
    Abstract: An audience measurement service may monitor broadcasts in a region, ingesting closed captioning data, metadata, displayed text or logos, performing facial recognition on people, and/or generating audio/video fingerprints of broadcast content to create a database of content and associated keywords, along with times at which the content was broadcast. The audience measurement service may receive user search queries from a search provider and detect “spiking” queries. The audience measurement service may determine whether the spiking queries are related, contextually and temporally, to an item of content identified in the database, and infer that users generating the queries likely viewed the item of content. In some implementations, the audience measurement service may also infer that the users likely viewed other items of content (e.g. advertisements) displayed during the prior or subsequent few minutes on the same broadcast channel as the query-triggering item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich, Ingrid McAulay Trollope, Margaret Hollendoner
  • Publication number: 20160239571
    Abstract: An audience measurement service may monitor broadcasts in a region, ingesting closed captioning data, metadata, displayed text or logos, performing facial recognition on people, and/or generating audio/video fingerprints of broadcast content to create a database of content and associated keywords, along with times at which the content was broadcast. The audience measurement service may receive user search queries from a search provider and detect “spiking” queries. The audience measurement service may determine whether the spiking queries are related, contextually and temporally, to an item of content identified in the database, and infer that users generating the queries likely viewed the item of content. If or when the media is subsequently rebroadcast, media-related search queries may be detected and corresponding users identified as likely audience members for the rebroadcast, such that they may be targeted to receive additional media-related content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: Simon Michael Rowe, John Wedgwood, Margaret Hollendoner
  • Publication number: 20160156972
    Abstract: An audience measurement service may monitor broadcasts in a region, ingesting closed captioning data, metadata, displayed text or logos, performing facial recognition on people, and/or generating audio/video fingerprints of broadcast content to create a database of content and associated keywords, along with times at which the content was broadcast. The audience measurement service may receive user search queries from a search provider and detect “spiking” queries. The audience measurement service may determine whether the spiking queries are related, contextually and temporally, to an item of content identified in the database, and infer that users generating the queries likely viewed the item of content. In some implementations, the audience measurement service may also infer that the users likely viewed other items of content (e.g. advertisements) displayed during the prior or subsequent few minutes on the same broadcast channel as the query-triggering item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Inventors: Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich, Ingrid McAulay Trollope, Margaret Hollendoner
  • Patent number: D864221
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Luca Paulina, Thomas Jenkins, Oliver Thomas Gaymond, Gerard Rocha Cutiller, Nicholas John Bearman, Margaret Hollendoner
  • Patent number: D864222
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Luca Paulina, Thomas Jenkins, Oliver Thomas Gaymond, Gerard Rocha Cutiller, Nicholas John Bearman, Margaret Hollendoner