Patents by Inventor Pavan K. Desikan

Pavan K. Desikan 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: 9996624
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for performing actions of determining that one or more in-depth article search results are to be provided in response to a query, obtaining a topicality score for each in-depth article of a plurality of in-depth articles, each topicality score indicating a degree of relevance of a respective in-depth article to the query, obtaining a document score for each in-depth article of the plurality of in-depth article, each document score being based on a respective topicality score and a respective in-depth article score, selecting one or more in-depth articles from the plurality of in-depth articles based on respective document scores, and providing the one or more in-depth article search results for display, each in-depth article search result representing an in-depth article of the one or more in-depth articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Anand Shukla, Pavan K. Desikan, Isabelle L. Stanton, Salvatore J. Candido
  • Patent number: 9460449
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for creating experiment content distribution campaigns (“experiment campaign”) and allocating content in accordance with the experiment campaign. In one aspect, a control campaign or an experiment campaign are selected as an available campaign for providing content in response to receiving a content request. The selection can be a probability constrained selection where the probability with which the experiment campaign is selected is specified as a portion of a total number of requests received during an experiment period for which the experiment campaign is available to provide content. Content is provided in response to the request, where the provided content being content corresponding to the selected campaign.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Adam I. Juda, Alexandra Baugher, Michael M. Meyer, Pavan K. Desikan, Ilia Mirkin, Julie A. Black
  • Patent number: 9275421
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for information retrieval. In one aspect, a method includes receiving a search input including one or more search terms; determining whether the search input includes a particular token; in response to determining that the search input includes the particular token, determining whether the one or more search terms are associated with a particular social page; in response to determining that the one or more search terms are associated with the particular social page, providing the particular social page without providing search results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan C. Horling, David M. Byttow, Pavan K. Desikan, Pavani Diwanji, Ronald Ho, Sagar Kamdar, Sara Su, Vivek P. Gundotra
  • Publication number: 20150379140
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for performing actions of determining that one or more in-depth article search results are to be provided in response to a query, obtaining a topicality score for each in-depth article of a plurality of in-depth articles, each topicality score indicating a degree of relevance of a respective in-depth article to the query, obtaining a document score for each in-depth article of the plurality of in-depth article, each document score being based on a respective topicality score and a respective in-depth article score, selecting one or more in-depth articles from the plurality of in-depth articles based on respective document scores, and providing the one or more in-depth article search results for display, each in-depth article search result representing an in-depth article of the one or more in-depth articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: Anand Shukla, Pavan K. Desikan, Isabelle L. Stanton, Salvatore J. Candido
  • Patent number: 9038146
    Abstract: A system, method and computer program product for using delegation as a mechanism to manage business activity by taking on a shared identity. In some implementations, the system includes a user interface module for receiving input signals from and sending information to a user, a delegate authentication module and an identity translation module. The delegate authentication module is operable to determine that an individual user identity is authorized to act as a delegate for an organization having an identity on a network-based software application and generate a verification signal. The delegate authentication module is coupled to the user interface module to receive the input signals from the user. The identity translation module is operable to translate the input signals from the user to a format such that they appear to be from the identity of the organization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Pavan K. Desikan, Michael Nestler
  • Patent number: 8683557
    Abstract: A system, method and computer program product for using delegation as a mechanism to manage business activity by taking on a shared identity. In some implementations, the system includes a user interface module for receiving input signals from and sending information to a user, a delegate authentication module and an identity translation module. The delegate authentication module is operable to determine that an individual user identity is authorized to act as a delegate for an organization having an identity on a network-based software application and generate a verification signal. The delegate authentication module is coupled to the user interface module to receive the input signals from the user. The identity translation module is operable to translate the input signals from the user to a format such that they appear to be from the identity of the organization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Pavan K. Desikan, Michael Nestler
  • Patent number: 8615433
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining and utilizing selection data are described. In one aspect, a system and method for determining an article containing at least one item associated with selection data, determining a path associated with the article containing the at least one item, and identifying at least one term associated with one or more of the at least one item based at least in part on the path is described. In another aspect, a system and method for determining a geographical location associated with an article based at least in part on selection data associated with the article, determining geographical locations associated with at least some items within a plurality of items based at least in part on selection data associated with the at least some items, and selecting at least one of the plurality of items to be presented on the article based at least in part on the geographical location associated with the article and the geographical location associated with the item is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Pavan K. Desikan
  • Patent number: 8554619
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for creating experiment content distribution campaigns (“experiment campaign”) and allocating content in accordance with the experiment campaign. In one aspect, a control campaign or an experiment campaign are selected as an available campaign for providing content in response to receiving a content request. The selection can be a probability constrained selection where the probability with which the experiment campaign is selected is specified as a portion of a total number of requests received during an experiment period for which the experiment campaign is available to provide content. Content is provided in response to the request, where the provided content being content corresponding to the selected campaign.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Adam I. Juda, Alexandra Baugher, Michael M. Meyer, Pavan K. Desikan, Ilia Mirkin, Julie A. Black
  • Publication number: 20130254015
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for creating experiment content distribution campaigns (“experiment campaign”) and allocating content in accordance with the experiment campaign. In one aspect, a control campaign or an experiment campaign are selected as an available campaign for providing content in response to receiving a content request. The selection can be a probability constrained selection where the probability with which the experiment campaign is selected is specified as a portion of a total number of requests received during an experiment period for which the experiment campaign is available to provide content. Content is provided in response to the request, where the provided content being content corresponding to the selected campaign.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventors: Adam I. Juda, Alexandra Baugher, Michael M. Meyer, Pavan K. Desikan, Ilia Mirkin, Julie A. Black
  • Patent number: 8539067
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for creating experiment content distribution campaigns (“experiment campaign”) and allocating content in accordance with the experiment campaign. In one aspect, a control campaign or an experiment campaign are selected as an available campaign for providing content in response to receiving a content request. The selection can be a probability constrained selection where the probability with which the experiment campaign is selected is specified as a portion of a total number of requests received during an experiment period for which the experiment campaign is available to provide content. Content is provided in response to the request, where the provided content being content corresponding to the selected campaign.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Adam I. Juda, Alexandra Baugher, Michael M. Meyer, Pavan K. Desikan, Ilia Mirkin, Julie A. Black
  • Publication number: 20130117301
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for information retrieval. In one aspect, a method includes receiving a search input including one or more search terms; determining whether the search input includes a particular token; in response to determining that the search input includes the particular token, determining whether the one or more search terms are associated with a particular social page; in response to determining that the one or more search terms are associated with the particular social page, providing the particular social page without providing search results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventors: Bryan C. Horling, David M. Byttow, Pavan K. Desikan, Pavani Diwanji, Ronald Ho, Sagar Kamdar, Sara Su, Vic P. Gundotra
  • Publication number: 20110161161
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for creating experiment content distribution campaigns (“experiment campaign”) and allocating content in accordance with the experiment campaign. In one aspect, a control campaign or an experiment campaign are selected as an available campaign for providing content in response to receiving a content request. The selection can be a probability constrained selection where the probability with which the experiment campaign is selected is specified as a portion of a total number of requests received during an experiment period for which the experiment campaign is available to provide content. Content is provided in response to the request, where the provided content being content corresponding to the selected campaign.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Isaac Juda, Alexandra Baugher, Michael M. Meyer, Pavan K. Desikan, Ilia Mirkin, Julie A. Black, Clayton W. Bavor, JR.
  • Publication number: 20110161407
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for creating experiment content distribution campaigns (“experiment campaign”) and allocating content in accordance with the experiment campaign. In one aspect, a control campaign or an experiment campaign are selected as an available campaign for providing content in response to receiving a content request. The selection can be a probability constrained selection where the probability with which the experiment campaign is selected is specified as a portion of a total number of requests received during an experiment period for which the experiment campaign is available to provide content. Content is provided in response to the request, where the provided content being content corresponding to the selected campaign.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Isaac Juda, Alexandra Baugher, Michael M. Meyer, Pavan K. Desikan, Ilia Mirkin, Julie A. Black, Clayton W. Bavor, JR.