Patents by Inventor Nathan Ricklin

Nathan Ricklin 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: 10176194
    Abstract: A crowdsourced search and locate platform has been developed and put into practice. A plurality of geospatial images of a geographical region of interest are presented to a plurality of participants in an internet mediated crowdsourcing campaign for the purpose of identifying and tagging specific features of interest to the campaign administrator. An algorithm of the invention, CrowdRank, monitors the identification accuracy of the participants both absolute and compared to other participants calculating a score used to weight each identification made by that user. CrowdRank also chooses images to maximize campaign efficiency and calculates the confidence level of each feature identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: DigitalGlobe, Inc.
    Inventors: Shay Har-Noy, Luke Barrington, Nathan Ricklin
  • Patent number: 10083186
    Abstract: A system for large-scale crowd sourcing of map data cleanup and correction, comprising an application server that generates image data, sends image data to a user device, receives tagging data provided by the device user, and provides tags to a crowdsourced search and locate server based on tagging data from a user device, a crowdsourced search and locate server that receives tags from an application server, computes agreement and disagreement values and performs expectation-maximization analysis, and a map data server that stores and provides map data, and a method for estimating location and quality of a set of geolocation data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: DIGITALGLOBE, INC.
    Inventors: Shay Har-Noy, Luke Barrington, Nathan Ricklin
  • Patent number: 10078645
    Abstract: A crowdsourced search and locate platform, comprising an application server that receives input from a plurality of user devices and navigates to a particular location, sends images of the location to a user device, and receives tagging data provided by the device user, and a client interface application that displays a plurality of interactive elements to a user, receive input from the user, and provide the results of the input to the application server, and methods for operating and administering a crowdsourced search and locate platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: DigitalGlobe, Inc.
    Inventors: Shay Har-Noy, Luke Barrington, Nathan Ricklin
  • Patent number: 9560092
    Abstract: A crowdsourced search and locate platform, comprising an application server and a client interface application. The application server: receives connections from crowdsourcing participants; navigates a first crowdsourcing participant to a specific geospatial location; sends an image corresponding to the geospatial location to the first crowdsourcing participant; receives tagging data from the first crowdsourcing participant, the tagging data corresponding to a plurality of objects and locations identified by the first crowdsourcing participant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: DigitalGlobe, Inc.
    Inventors: Luke Barrington, Nathan Ricklin, Shay Har-Noy
  • Publication number: 20160378868
    Abstract: A system for large-scale crowd sourcing of map data cleanup and correction, comprising an application server that generates image data, sends image data to a user device, receives tagging data provided by the device user, and provides tags to a crowdsourced search and locate server based on tagging data from a user device, a crowdsourced search and locate server that receives tags from an application server, computes agreement and disagreement values and performs expectation-maximization analysis, and a map data server that stores and provides map data, and a method for estimating location and quality of a set of geolocation data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Shay Har-Noy, Luke Barrington, Nathan Ricklin
  • Publication number: 20160314127
    Abstract: A crowdsourced search and locate platform has been developed and put into practice. A plurality of geospatial images of a geographical region of interest are presented to a plurality of participants in an internet mediated crowdsourcing campaign for the purpose of identifying and tagging specific features of interest to the campaign administrator. An algorithm of the invention, CrowdRank, monitors the identification accuracy of the participants both absolute and compared to other participants calculating a score used to weight each identification made by that user. CrowdRank also chooses images to maximize campaign efficiency and calculates the confidence level of each feature identification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: Shay Har-Noy, Luke Barrington, Nathan Ricklin
  • Publication number: 20160004724
    Abstract: A system for large-scale crowd sourcing of map data cleanup and correction, comprising an application server that generates image data, sends image data to a user device, receives tagging data provided by the device user, and provides tags to a crowdsourced search and locate server based on tagging data from a user device, a crowdsourced search and locate server that receives tags from an application server, computes agreement and disagreement values and performs expectation-maximization analysis, and a map data server that stores and provides map data, and a method for estimating location and quality of a set of geolocation data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Inventors: Shay Har-Noy, Luke Barrington, Nathan Ricklin
  • Publication number: 20150379047
    Abstract: A crowdsourced search and locate platform, comprising an application server and a client interface application. The application server: receives connections from crowdsourcing participants; navigates a first crowdsourcing participant to a specific geospatial location; sends an image corresponding to the geospatial location to the first crowdsourcing participant; receives tagging data from the first crowdsourcing participant, the tagging data corresponding to a plurality of objects and locations identified by the first crowdsourcing participant. The client interface application: displays elements enabling an administrative user to configure a crowdsourced search and locate campaign; displays other elements enabling an administrative user to configure and run a crowdrank algorithm; and upon the user's selecting a particular object type icon, displays tags of the type selected by placing visual indicators at each tagged location of objects of the selected type within the plurality of image strips.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: Shay Har-Noy, Luke Barrington, Nathan Ricklin
  • Publication number: 20150331890
    Abstract: A crowdsourced search and locate platform, comprising an application server that receives input from a plurality of user devices and navigates to a particular location, sends images of the location to a user device, and receives tagging data provided by the device user, and a client interface application that displays a plurality of interactive elements to a user, receive input from the user, and provide the results of the input to the application server, and methods for operating and administering a crowdsourced search and locate platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: Shay Har-Noy, Luke Barrington, Nathan Ricklin
  • Patent number: 9128959
    Abstract: A crowdsourced search and locate platform, comprising an application server and a client interface application. The application server: receives connections from crowdsourcing participants; navigates a first crowdsourcing participant to a specific geospatial location; sends an image corresponding to the geospatial location to the first crowdsourcing participant; receives tagging data from the first crowdsourcing participant, the tagging data corresponding to a plurality of objects and locations identified by the first crowdsourcing participant. The client interface application: displays elements enabling an administrative user to configure a crowdsourced search and locate campaign; displays other elements enabling an administrative user to configure and run a crowdrank algorithm; and upon the user's selecting a particular object type icon, displays tags of the type selected by placing visual indicators at each tagged location of objects of the selected type within the plurality of image strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: DigitalGlobe, Inc.
    Inventors: Luke Barrington, Nathan Ricklin, Shay Har-Noy
  • Patent number: 9122708
    Abstract: A crowdsourced search and locate platform, comprising an application server and a crowdrank server. The application server: receives connections from crowdsourcing participants; navigates a first crowdsourcing participant to a specific geospatial location; sends an image corresponding to the geospatial location to the first crowdsourcing participant; receives tagging data from the first crowdsourcing participant, the tagging data corresponding to a plurality of objects and locations identified by the first crowdsourcing participant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: DIGITALGLOBE INC.
    Inventors: Luke Barrington, Nathan Ricklin, Shay Har-Noy
  • Patent number: 9032000
    Abstract: A system for geolocation of social media posts, comprising a social search engine; a geolocation software module; and a network-attached database comprising at least a media storage and a metadata storage. The social search engine retrieves a plurality of social media content postings and stores them in the database; and the geolocation software module geolocates a first social media content posting by: extracting metadata from the posting; extracting embedded location data from the posting; identifying an author of the posting; determining if the metadata storage contains location-related data about the author, if one was identified; determining if author location data is available; identifying any known place names in the social media content posting; disambiguating a plurality of locations obtained; and geotagging the posting and storing the resulting geotagged posting in the metadata storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Digital Globe Inc.
    Inventors: Luke Barrington, Nathan Ricklin, Shay Har-Noy
  • Publication number: 20140233863
    Abstract: A crowdsourced search and locate platform, comprising an application server and a client interface application. The application server: receives connections from crowdsourcing participants; navigates a first crowdsourcing participant to a specific geospatial location; sends an image corresponding to the geospatial location to the first crowdsourcing participant; receives tagging data from the first crowdsourcing participant, the tagging data corresponding to a plurality of objects and locations identified by the first crowdsourcing participant. The client interface application: displays elements enabling an administrative user to configure a crowdsourced search and locate campaign; displays other elements enabling an administrative user to configure and run a crowdrank algorithm; and upon the user's selecting a particular object type icon, displays tags of the type selected by placing visual indicators at each tagged location of objects of the selected type within the plurality of image strips.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: DigitalGlobe, Inc.
    Inventors: Luke Barrington, Nathan Ricklin, Shay Har-Noy
  • Publication number: 20140236916
    Abstract: A system for geolocation of social media posts, comprising a social search engine; a geolocation software module; and a network-attached database comprising at least a media storage and a metadata storage. The social search engine retrieves a plurality of social media content postings and stores them in the database; and the geolocation software module geolocates a first social media content posting by: extracting metadata from the posting; extracting embedded location data from the posting; identifying an author of the posting; determining if the metadata storage contains location-related data about the author, if one was identified; determining if author location data is available; identifying any known place names in the social media content posting; disambiguating a plurality of locations obtained; and geotagging the posting and storing the resulting geotagged posting in the metadata storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: DIGITALGLOBE, INC.
    Inventors: Luke Barrington, Nathan Ricklin, Shay Har-Noy
  • Publication number: 20140237386
    Abstract: A crowdsourced search and locate platform, comprising an application server and a client interface application. The application server: receives connections from crowdsourcing participants; navigates a first crowdsourcing participant to a specific geospatial location; sends an image corresponding to the geospatial location to the first crowdsourcing participant; receives tagging data from the first crowdsourcing participant, the tagging data corresponding to a plurality of objects and locations identified by the first crowdsourcing participant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: DigitalGlobe, Inc.
    Inventors: Luke Barrington, Nathan Ricklin, Shay Har-Noy
  • Publication number: 20140236851
    Abstract: A crowdsourced search and locate platform, comprising an application server and a crowdrank server. The application server: receives connections from crowdsourcing participants; navigates a first crowdsourcing participant to a specific geospatial location; sends an image corresponding to the geospatial location to the first crowdsourcing participant; receives tagging data from the first crowdsourcing participant, the tagging data corresponding to a plurality of objects and locations identified by the first crowdsourcing participant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: DigitalGlobe, Inc.
    Inventors: Luke Barrington, Nathan Ricklin, Shay Har-Noy