Patents by Inventor Nadav Aharony

Nadav Aharony 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: 10511642
    Abstract: A system and method for associating users with a micro-community that is relevant to an object reference. The object reference is anything that can be perceived either physically or conceptually, such as a location, a document, a calendar entry, a document, a news feed, a biometric key, an image, a news feed, etc. A micro-community engine identifies users who are associated explicitly with the object reference as well as people who would be interested in the object implicitly and associates them with a micro-community. The micro-community engine provides an intuitive and flexible means for communication between members of the micro-community.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Wren, Nadav Aharony
  • Patent number: 10445325
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system and method for detecting proximity between users. The system includes a processor and a memory storing instructions that when executed cause the system to: determine a context associated with a first user device; query other user devices based on the context to create a set of other user devices that satisfy a query; generate a list of filtered devices by filtering the set of other user devices; notify the first user device of the list of filtered devices; and query for the list of filtered devices to determine which filtered devices are within proximity to the first user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Alan Lee Gardner, III, George Cody Sumter, Nadav Aharony
  • Patent number: 10320860
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system and method for detecting fine grain copresence between users. The system includes a processor and a memory storing instructions that when executed cause the system to: transmit a wakeup signal to a plurality of devices based on coarse grain location information; send a request to a first device of the plurality of devices to transmit a token using a first communication technology to determine fine grain copresence; receive a first token acknowledgment from a first subset of the plurality of devices; send a request to a second device of the first subset of the plurality of devices to transmit the token using a second communication technology to determine fine grain copresence; receive a second token acknowledgment from a second subset of the plurality of devices; and refine copresence based on receiving the first and second token acknowledgment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Ames Bunner, Alan Lee Gardner, III, Mohammed Waleed Kadous, Brian Patrick Williams, Marc Stogaitis, Nadav Aharony, Brian Duff, Pascal Tom Getreuer, Zhentao Sun, Daniel Estrada Alva, Ami Patel, Benjamin Razon, Richard Daniel Webb, Tony Weber, Thomas Yuchin Chao, Ryan Michael Rifkin, Richard Francis Lyon, Liem Tran, Joseph A. Farfel
  • Patent number: 10275420
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system and method for summarizing social interactions between users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Nadav Aharony, Alan Lee Gardner, III, George Cody Sumter
  • Patent number: 10234302
    Abstract: The systems and methods described herein can be applied to a vehicle equipped with a sensor suite that can observe information about a location, for example, a traffic light duration. The system can record information, e.g., the traffic light colors, duration of color changes, and location of the traffic lights and can upload this information to the cloud. Then, the system can augment or learn about the location, e.g., learning of traffic patterns, and store the augmented data as database-based information, where available. The learned information can help a requesting vehicle to better estimate an estimated time of arrival (ETA) for common routes taken, provide more accurate ETAs based on historical knowledge, and/or calculate or provide alternative route information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: NIO USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Abhishek Singhal, Nadav Aharony, Anthony Tao Liang, Gautam Muralidhar
  • Publication number: 20180372504
    Abstract: The systems and methods described herein can be applied to a vehicle equipped with a sensor suite that can observe information about a location, for example, a traffic light duration. The system can record information, e.g., the traffic light colors, duration of color changes, and location of the traffic lights and can upload this information to the cloud. Then, the system can augment or learn about the location, e.g., learning of traffic patterns, and store the augmented data as database-based information, where available. The learned information can help a requesting vehicle to better estimate an estimated time of arrival (ETA) for common routes taken, provide more accurate ETAs based on historical knowledge, and/or calculate or provide alternative route information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Abhishek Singhal, Nadav Aharony, Anthony Tao Liang, Gautam Muralidhar
  • Patent number: 10162896
    Abstract: A system and associated methods for generating a temporal event stream for a user is disclosed. The system includes a processor and a memory storing instructions that when executed cause the system to: receive a signal stream from a user device, determine one or more events from the signal stream, generate a first event stream based on the one or more events, generate one or more queries based on the signal stream, retrieve new events by applying the one or more queries against data stored by an event server and update the first event stream with the new events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: George Cody Sumter, Alan Lee Gardner, III, Nadav Aharony
  • Patent number: 10142351
    Abstract: A system and method for retrieving contact information based on image recognition searches is disclosed. A requestor takes a picture of a user or retrieves a storage image of a user and transmits the image to an image recognition module. The image recognition module identifies the user and determines whether the requestor can receive access to the user's contact information based on permission rules. For example, the permission rule includes a requirement that the user and the requestor be sufficiently related on a social graph generated by a social network application. The permission rules can also include a requirement that the requestor have a predetermined proximity to the image. Once the permission rules are satisfied, the image recognition module transmits the user's contact information to the requestor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Richard Wren, Nadav Aharony
  • Publication number: 20170337206
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system and method for summarizing social interactions between users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Nadav Aharony, Alan Lee Gardner, III, George Cody Sumter
  • Patent number: 9824112
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system and method for creating event streams from raw data. The system includes a processor and a memory storing instructions that when executed cause the system to: receive a first event and a second event associated with a first user from a first user device; receive a third event associated with a second user from a second user device; determine one or more overlapping activities between the first event and the third event; update the first event using the third event to generate a first update event; update the third event using the first event to generate a second update event; generate a first event stream that includes the first update event and the second event for the first user; and generate a second event stream that includes the second update event for the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Lee Gardner, III, Nadav Aharony, George Cody Sumter
  • Patent number: 9769624
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system and method for detecting fine grain copresence between users. The system includes a processor and a memory storing instructions that when executed cause the system to receive user input regarding copresence detection settings for a first user device, the copresence detection settings comprising a location and/or a user access control list, and determine a current location of the first user device. The system may determine whether copresence detection of the first user device is enabled at the current location based on the copresence detection settings and the current location. Based on determining that copresence detection is enabled, the system may refine copresence and perform an action based on fine grain copresence of the first and second user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Nadav Aharony, Andrew Ames Bunner, Alan Lee Gardner, III, Mohammed Waleed Kadous, Brian Patrick Williams, Marc Stogaitis, Brian Duff, Pascal Tom Getreuer, Zhentao Sun, Daniel Estrada Alva, Ami Patel, Benjamin Razon, Richard Daniel Webb, Tony Weber, Thomas Yuchin Chao, Ralph Jacob Cressman, Denise Ho, Liem Tran, Joseph A. Farfel
  • Patent number: 9672291
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system and method for summarizing social interactions between users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Nadav Aharony, Alan Lee Gardner, III, George Cody Sumter
  • Patent number: 9519638
    Abstract: A system and method for translating a social feed is disclosed. The system comprises a communication module, a decoding engine and a re-encoding engine. The communication module receives social feed data and a request from a social network application. The social feed data is configured to cause a client to display a social feed in a first language. The request includes data indicating that the social feed should be displayed in a second language. The decoding engine decodes the social feed data to generate decoded social feed data. The re-encoding engine re-encodes the decoded social feed data to cause the client to display the social feed in the second language based at least in part on the request. The communication module sends the translated social feed data to the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher R. Wren, Nadav Aharony
  • Patent number: 9454665
    Abstract: A system and method for retrieving contact information based on image recognition searches is disclosed. A requestor takes a picture of a user or retrieves a storage image of a user and transmits the image to an image recognition module. The image recognition module identifies the user and determines whether the requestor can receive access to the user's contact information based on permission rules. For example, the permission rule includes a requirement that the user and the requestor be sufficiently related on a social graph generated by a social network application. The permission rules can also include a requirement that the requestor have a predetermined proximity to the image. Once the permission rules are satisfied, the image recognition module transmits the user's contact information to the requestor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Richard Wren, Nadav Aharony
  • Patent number: 9386417
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system and method for detecting fine grain copresence between users. The system includes a processor and a memory storing instructions that when executed cause the system to: process one or more signals to determine coarse grain location information of a first device and a second device; determine whether the first device and the second device are copresent based on the coarse grain location information; in response to determining that the first device and the second device are copresent based on the coarse grain location information, transmit a signal to the second device to alert the second device to listen for a fine grain copresence token from the first device; and refine copresence based on receiving an indication that the second device has received the fine grain copresence token.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Ames Bunner, Alan Lee Gardner, III, Mohammed Waleed Kadous, Brian Patrick Williams, Marc Stogaitis, Nadav Aharony, Brian Duff, Pascal Tom Getreuer, Zhentao Sun, Daniel Estrada Alva, Ami Patel, Benjamin Razon, Richard Daniel Webb, Tony Weber, Thomas Yuchin Chao, Ryan Michael Rifkin, Richard Francis Lyon, Liem Tran, Joseph A. Farfel
  • Patent number: 9137194
    Abstract: A system and method for associating users with a micro-community that is relevant to an object reference. The object reference is anything that can be perceived either physically or conceptually, such as a location, a document, a calendar entry, a document, a news feed, a biometric key, an image, a news feed, etc. A micro-community engine identifies users who are associated explicitly with the object reference as well as people who would be interested in the object implicitly and associates them with a micro-community. The micro-community engine provides an intuitive and flexible means for communication between members of the micro-community.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Wren, Nadav Aharony
  • Publication number: 20150234939
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system and method for summarizing social interactions between users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Nadav Aharony, Alan Lee Gardner, III, George Cody Sumter
  • Publication number: 20150234832
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system and method for detecting proximity between users. The system includes a processor and a memory storing instructions that when executed cause the system to: determine a context associated with a first user device; query other user devices based on the context to create a set of other user devices that satisfy a query; generate a list of filtered devices by filtering the set of other user devices; notify the first user device of the list of filtered devices; and query for the list of filtered devices to determine which filtered devices are within proximity to the first user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Alan Lee Gardner, III, George Cody Sumter, Nadav Aharony
  • Patent number: 9098798
    Abstract: In exemplary implementations of this invention, mobile application (app) installations by users of one or more networks are predicted. Using network data gathered by smartphones, multiple “candidate” graphs (including a call log graph) are calculated. The “candidate” graphs are weighted by an optimization vector and then summed to calculate a composite graph. The composite graph is used to predict the conditional probabilities that the respective users will install an app, depending in part on whether the user's neighbors have previously installed the app. Exogenous factors, such as the app's quality, may be taken into account by creating a virtual candidate graph. The conditional probabilities may be used to select a subset of the users. Signals may be sent to the subset of users, including to recommend an app. Also, the probability of successful “trend ignition” may be predicted from network data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Wei Pan, Yaniv Altshuler, Alex Paul Pentland, Nadav Aharony
  • Patent number: 9042912
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system and method for detecting fine grain copresence between users. The system includes a processor and a memory storing instructions that when executed cause the system to: process one or more signals to determine coarse grain location information of a first device and a second device; determine whether the first device and the second device are copresent based on the coarse grain location information; in response to determining that the first device and the second device are copresent based on the coarse grain location information, transmit a signal to the second device to alert the second device to listen for a fine grain copresence token from the first device; and refine copresence based on receiving an indication that the second device has received the fine grain copresence token.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Ames Bunner, Alan Lee Gardner, III, Mohammed Waleed Kadous, Brian Patrick Williams, Marc Stogaitis, Nadav Aharony, Brian Duff, Pascal Tom Getreuer, Zhentao Sun, Daniel Estrada Alva, Ami Patel, Benjamin Razon, Richard Daniel Webb, Tony Weber, Thomas Yuchin Chao, Ryan Michael Rifkin, Richard Francis Lyon, Liem Tran, Joseph A. Farfel