Patents by Inventor Michael Wolfgramm

Michael Wolfgramm 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: 9197525
    Abstract: A method for displaying information on a display screen of a user computer comprises sending a computer readable document from a server computer to the user computer for display on the display screen. The computer readable document includes links that are viewable on the display screen and are selectable to cause subsequent documents to be rendered on the display screen. The computer readable document further includes viewable information regarding selection of the links over a certain time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: ANCESTRY.COM OPERATIONS INC.
    Inventors: Paul Allen, James Ivie, Greg Parkinson, Daren Thayne, Michael Wolfgramm
  • Patent number: 8375286
    Abstract: A method for displaying information on a display screen of a user computer comprises sending a computer readable document from a server computer to the user computer for display on the display screen. The computer readable document includes links that are viewable on the display screen and are selectable to cause subsequent documents to be rendered on the display screen. The computer readable document further includes viewable information regarding selection of the links over a certain time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Allen, James Ivie, Greg Parkinson, Daren Thayne, Michael Wolfgramm
  • Patent number: 8019719
    Abstract: Systems and methods for partitioning information across multiple storage devices in a web server environment. The system comprises a web server database which includes information related creating a web site. The information is divided into partitions within the database. One of the partitions includes user information and another of the partitions includes content for the web site. Portions of the content for the web site is replicated and maintained within the partition including the user information. Further, a portion of the user information is replicated and maintained in the partition where the content for the web site is maintained. The methods include dividing information into partitions, de-normalizing the received data and replicating the data portions into the various web site locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Ancestry.com Operations Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Hardman, James Ivie, Michael Mansfield, Greg Parkinson, Daren Thayne, Mark Wolfgramm, Michael Wolfgramm, Brandt Redd
  • Publication number: 20080320060
    Abstract: Systems and methods for partitioning information across multiple storage devices in a web server environment. The system comprises a web server database which includes information related creating a web site. The information is divided into partitions within the database. One of the partitions includes user information and another of the partitions includes content for the web site. Portions of the content for the web site is replicated and maintained within the partition including the user information. Further, a portion of the user information is replicated and maintained in the partition where the content for the web site is maintained. The methods include dividing information into partitions, de-normalizing the received data and replicating the data portions into the various web site locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2008
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Applicant: The Generations Network, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Hardman, James Ivie, Michael Mansfield, Greg Parkinson, Daren Thayne, Mark Wolfgramm, Michael Wolfgramm, Brandt Redd
  • Patent number: 7392268
    Abstract: Systems and methods for partitioning information across multiple storage devices in a web server environment. The system comprises a web server database which includes information related creating a web site. The information is divided into partitions within the database. One of the partitions includes user information and another of the partitions includes content for the web site. Portions of the content for the web site is replicated and maintained within the partition including the user information. Further, a portion of the user information is replicated and maintained in the partition where the content for the web site is maintained. The methods include dividing information into partitions, de-normalizing the received data and replicating the data portions into the various web site locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: The Generations Network, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Hardman, James Ivie, Michael Mansfield, Greg Parkinson, Daren Thayne, Mark Wolfgramm, Michael Wolfgramm, Brandt Redd
  • Publication number: 20080033933
    Abstract: A method of consolidating genealogy records includes partitioning the records using at least one index file to form one or more partitions, sorting the records in a partition based on a data element in the records, comparing records within a sort range, based on the comparison, identifying same person records, consolidating information in the same person records, receiving a request from a user to view at least a portion of the consolidated information for a particular group of same person records, and sending a file that includes the portion to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2007
    Publication date: February 7, 2008
    Applicant: The Generations Network, Inc.
    Inventors: Bennett Cookson, Ken Boyer, Jerry Collings, James Hamilton, Kendall Jefferson, Grant Parkinson, Douglas Reid, Daren Thayne, Michael Wolfgramm
  • Patent number: 7111144
    Abstract: A redundant storage system implemented in a web server environment. The system comprises a web server database accessible to multiple web servers. The web server database is comprised of at least a first and a second storage bank. The first storage bank is comprised of at least a first and a second sub-bank with at least a portion of data stored on the first sub-bank also being stored on the second sub-bank. Methods for using the storage system comprise receiving a write access addressed to the first storage bank, and storing data associated with the write access to the second storage bank when the second sub-bank is inoperable. The storage area addressed by the write access is then de-allocated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Assignee: MyFamily.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Hardman, James Ivie, Michael Mansfield, Greg Parkinson, Daren Thayne, Mark Wolfgramm, Michael Wolfgramm, Brandt Redd
  • Publication number: 20050149497
    Abstract: A method of creating a family tree includes receiving a request from a user to return a file that includes the family tree and using a plurality of primary source records to construct the family tree based on the request. The records indicate multiple alternatives for at least one branch of the family tree. The method also includes sending a file that includes the family tree to the user. The file includes the alternatives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2003
    Publication date: July 7, 2005
    Applicant: MyFamily.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Bennett Cookson, Ken Boyer, James Hamilton, Kendall Jefferson, Daren Thayne, Michael Wolfgramm
  • Publication number: 20050147947
    Abstract: A method of creating a family tree includes receiving genealogy data at a host computing system from at least one primary source and creating one or more node records and one or more link records using the genealogy data. The individual node records include at least name data and each individual link record includes relationship data that represents a relationship between individual node records. The method also includes comparing individual node records and identifying pairs of records having similar data. For each identified pair of individual node records, the method includes comparing related individual node records and deciding based on predetermined criteria whether the identified pair of individual node records represent the same person. The method also includes consolidating the information from a plurality of records determined to represent the same person into a single person record.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2003
    Publication date: July 7, 2005
    Applicant: MyFamily.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Bennett Cookson, Ken Boyer, James Hamilton, Kendall Jefferson, Daren Thayne, Michael Wolfgramm
  • Publication number: 20050149522
    Abstract: A method of consolidating genealogy records includes partitioning the records using at least one index file to form one or more partitions, sorting the records in a partition based on a data element in the records, comparing records within a sort range, based on the comparison, identifying same person records, consolidating information in the same person records, receiving a request from a user to view at least a portion of the consolidated information for a particular group of same person records, and sending a file that includes the portion to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2003
    Publication date: July 7, 2005
    Applicant: MyFamily.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Bennett Cookson, Ken Boyer, Jerry Collings, James Hamilton, Kendall Jefferson, Grant Parkinson, Douglas Reid, Daren Thayne, Michael Wolfgramm
  • Publication number: 20040059864
    Abstract: A redundant storage system implemented in a web server environment. The system comprises a web server database accessible to multiple web servers. The web server database is comprised of at least a first and a second storage bank. The first storage bank is comprised of at least a first and a second sub-bank with at least a portion of data stored on the first sub-bank also being stored on the second sub-bank. Methods for using the storage system comprise receiving a write access addressed to the first storage bank, and storing data associated with the write access to the second storage bank when the second sub-bank is inoperable. The storage area addressed by the write access is then de-allocated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2002
    Publication date: March 25, 2004
    Applicant: MyFamily.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Hardman, James Ivie, Michael Mansfield, Greg Parkinson, Daren Thayne, Mark Wolfgramm, Michael Wolfgramm, Brandt Redd
  • Publication number: 20040059757
    Abstract: Systems and methods for partitioning information across multiple storage devices in a web server environment. The system comprises a web server database which includes information related creating a web site. The information is divided into partitions within the database. One of the partitions includes user information and another of the partitions includes content for the web site. Portions of the content for the web site is replicated and maintained within the partition including the user information. Further, a portion of the user information is replicated and maintained in the partition where the content for the web site is maintained. The methods include dividing information into partitions, de-normalizing the received data and replicating the data portions into the various web site locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2002
    Publication date: March 25, 2004
    Applicant: MyFamily.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Hardman, James Ivie, Michael Mansfield, Greg Parkinson, Daren Thayne, Mark Wolfgramm, Michael Wolfgramm, Brandt Redd
  • Publication number: 20040059941
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing functions from a central facility on a computer network. One function facilitated includes authentication and authorization of users requesting access to a web server accessible via the communication network. Such authorization and authentication includes transferring a request for access from a content server to the central facility and authorizing the request from the central facility. Results of the authorization are communicated to the content server which displays the results of the request to the user by either allowing access or displaying a message describing a denied request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2002
    Publication date: March 25, 2004
    Applicant: MyFamily.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Hardman, James Ivie, Michael Mansfield, Greg Parkinson, Daren Thayne, Mark Wolfgramm, Michael Wolfgramm, Brant Redd
  • Publication number: 20040059997
    Abstract: A method for displaying information on a display screen of a user computer comprises sending a computer readable document from a server computer to the user computer for display on the display screen. The computer readable document includes links that are viewable on the display screen and are selectable to cause subsequent documents to be rendered on the display screen. The computer readable document further includes viewable information regarding selection of the links over a certain time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2002
    Publication date: March 25, 2004
    Applicant: MyFamily.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Allen, James Ivie, Greg Parkinson, Daren Thayne, Michael Wolfgramm