Patents by Inventor Nathan Stuart Streu

Nathan Stuart Streu 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: 9939996
    Abstract: An ebook is represented as ebook pages associated with locations. An interface for navigating the ebook pages includes a smart scrubber. Positions on the smart scrubber correspond to locations of ebook pages. The smart scrubber includes contextual icons that represent contextual information associated with a location in the ebook. To generate the scrubber, contextual information is obtained and selected for display based on selection criteria. Contextual icons representing the selected contextual information are placed on the smart scrubber in positions corresponding to their associated locations. A navigation command directed at a position on the smart scrubber (or a contextual icon at that position) results in display of the ebook page at the location corresponding to that position. One example contextual icon is a page restore thumbnail representing the last page read, which is selected for display when the smart scrubber is used to navigate away from the last page read.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Adeline Lee Beavers, Marco Paglia, Nathan Stuart Streu, Chorong Johnston, Brian Armstrong
  • Patent number: 9921721
    Abstract: An ebook is represented as a plurality of ebook pages associated with a plurality of segments. A navigation command is received from a user, the navigation command requesting a navigation graphical user interface (GUI) in a particular navigation mode of a plurality of navigation modes. One or more ebook pages, of the plurality of ebook pages, are identified for page thumbnail generation, and page thumbnails are generated for each of the identified one or more ebook pages. The generated page thumbnails are grouped by segment, using the plurality of segments. The navigation GUI is generated in the requested navigation mode using the grouped page thumbnails, the navigation GUI listing at least one segment, of the plurality of segments, and horizontally listing at least one page thumbnail associated with the at least one segment, and the navigation GUI is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Adeline Beavers, Chorong Johnston, Marco Paglia, Brian Armstrong, Nathan Stuart Streu
  • Patent number: 9684645
    Abstract: An ebook is represented as a plurality of ebook pages associated with a plurality of segments. A summary view command is received, the summary view command requesting a particular type of summary view of a plurality of available summary views. One or more ebook pages are identified, for a summary view based in part on the requested type of summary view, and page thumbnails are generated for each of the identified one or more ebook pages. The generated page thumbnails are grouped by segment, using the plurality of segments. A summary view graphical user interface (GUI) is generated for the requested type of summary view using the grouped page thumbnails, the summary view GUI vertically listing one or more segments, of the plurality of segments, and horizontally listing page thumbnails associated with the one or more segments, and the summary view GUI is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Adeline Beavers, Marco Paglia, Nathan Stuart Streu, Chorong Johnston, Brian Armstrong
  • Patent number: 9430447
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for presenting media content based on parsed text. Text may be received and a referenced media entity may be identified in the text. A search may be conducted for media content related to the referenced media entity. A content item may be identified based on a result of the search, and the content item may be presented to a first user. The referenced media entity may be a song, a book, an author, an actor, an artist, an album, a song, a producer, a person, a title, a movie, a concert, a show, a television program, a video, a newspaper, a magazine, a celebrity, a personality, and a character. Additionally, user information about the first user may be received and presentation of the content item may be based on the user information about the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Marco Paglia, Nathan Stuart Streu
  • Publication number: 20160048275
    Abstract: An ebook is represented as ebook pages associated with locations. An interface for navigating the ebook pages includes a smart scrubber. Positions on the smart scrubber correspond to locations of ebook pages. The smart scrubber includes contextual icons that represent contextual information associated with a location in the ebook. To generate the scrubber, contextual information is obtained and selected for display based on selection criteria. Contextual icons representing the selected contextual information are placed on the smart scrubber in positions corresponding to their associated locations. A navigation command directed at a position on the smart scrubber (or a contextual icon at that position) results in display of the ebook page at the location corresponding to that position. One example contextual icon is a page restore thumbnail representing the last page read, which is selected for display when the smart scrubber is used to navigate away from the last page read.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventors: Adeline Lee Beavers, Marco Paglia, Nathan Stuart Streu, Chorong Johnston, Brian Armstrong
  • Publication number: 20160041700
    Abstract: An ebook is represented as a plurality of ebook pages associated with a plurality of segments. A navigation command is received from a user, the navigation command requesting a navigation graphical user interface (GUI) in a particular navigation mode of a plurality of navigation modes. One or more ebook pages, of the plurality of ebook pages, are identified for page thumbnail generation, and page thumbnails are generated for each of the identified one or more ebook pages. The generated page thumbnails are grouped by segment, using the plurality of segments. The navigation GUI is generated in the requested navigation mode using the grouped page thumbnails, the navigation GUI listing at least one segment, of the plurality of segments, and horizontally listing at least one page thumbnail associated with the at least one segment, and the navigation GUI is displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: Adeline Beavers, Chorong Johnston, Marco Paglia, Brian Armstrong, Nathan Stuart Streu
  • Publication number: 20160034430
    Abstract: An ebook is represented as a plurality of ebook pages associated with a plurality of segments. A summary view command is received, the summary view command requesting a particular type of summary view of a plurality of available summary views. One or more ebook pages are identified, for a summary view based in part on the requested type of summary view, and page thumbnails are generated for each of the identified one or more ebook pages. The generated page thumbnails are grouped by segment, using the plurality of segments. A summary view graphical user interface (GUI) is generated for the requested type of summary view using the grouped page thumbnails, the summary view GUI vertically listing one or more segments, of the plurality of segments, and horizontally listing page thumbnails associated with the one or more segments, and the summary view GUI is displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Adeline Beavers, Marco Paglia, Nathan Stuart Streu, Chorong Johnston, Brian Armstrong
  • Publication number: 20150293916
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides techniques for creating a filter for a set of content items based on a common attribute identified in the set of content items and a user history. A method may include obtaining a plurality of content item identifiers. One or more common attributes associated with each of a plurality of content items may be identified and each of the plurality of content items may be identified by one of the plurality of content item identifiers. A first filter may be created based on a first attribute from among the one or more common attributes and a user history. Next, a first user interface may be displayed comprising the first filter and the plurality of content item identifiers. The first filter may be displayed among the plurality of content item identifiers and may have the same visual format as one of the content item identifiers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Marco Paglia, Jokubas Zukerman, Owen Daniel Otto, Nathan Stuart Streu, Rachel Been, Eunkyoung Song, Bryan Kenneth Rea, Brian Armstrong
  • Publication number: 20140297655
    Abstract: The disclosed subject matter presents a method of using social connections to provide a content region definition that priorities the display of content on a user device based on information obtained from the social connections of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Marco Paglia, Eunkyoung Song, Nathan Stuart Streu, Donald Geoffrey Schuller, Satoe Haile, Michael Siliski, Ficus Kirkpatrick, Aurash Mahbod, Paul Nicholas Gennai, Ankit Jain