Patents by Inventor Richard William Bragg

Richard William Bragg 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).

  • Publication number: 20210382917
    Abstract: This application is directed to performing a plurality of activities each of which is performed in a respective application with content associated with a content type selected from a group consisting of television programming, online content, on-device application, information views, and other content types. Each activity is associated with a timestamp, and described using a predefined format covering an action and content associated with the action. Each of the plurality of activities is then logged into an activities log in accordance with the predefined format. A plurality of user selectable affordances are displayed concurrently in a home screen on a display of the client device. Each of the affordances is associated with one of the plurality of activities performed with associated content, and the plurality of affordances includes at least two affordances associated with two distinct activities of the plurality of activities performed by two distinct applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2021
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Inventors: Pierre-Yves Laligand, Stephen Shiu Lam Leung, Justin Koh, Richard William Bragg
  • Patent number: 11100139
    Abstract: This application is directed to performing a plurality of activities each of which is performed in a respective application with content associated with a content type selected from a group consisting of television programming, online content, on-device application, information views, and other content types. Each activity is associated with a timestamp, and described using a predefined format covering an action and content associated with the action. Each of the plurality of activities is then logged into an activities log in accordance with the predefined format. A plurality of user selectable affordances are displayed concurrently in a home screen on a display of the client device. Each of the affordances is associated with one of the plurality of activities performed with associated content, and the plurality of affordances includes at least two affordances associated with two distinct activities of the plurality of activities performed by two distinct applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Pierre-Yves Laligand, Stephen Shiu Lam Leung, Justin Koh, Richard William Bragg
  • Publication number: 20210250658
    Abstract: The subject matter of this specification can be implemented in, among other things, a computer-implemented method that includes identifying metadata related to television programming being presented on a display device. The method further includes extracting one or more keywords from the metadata. The method further includes generating multiple search suggestions based on the keywords and first search results based on one or more of the search suggestions. The method further includes presenting the search suggestions and the first search results together on the display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Vincent Dureau, Salahuddin Choudhary, Benjamin Ling, Shalini Pai, Dennis Miloseski, Justin Koh, Richard William Bragg, Alok Chandel
  • Patent number: 10992996
    Abstract: The subject matter of this specification can be implemented in, among other things, a computer-implemented method that includes identifying metadata related to television programming being presented on a display device. The method further includes extracting one or more keywords from the metadata. The method further includes generating multiple search suggestions based on the keywords and first search results based on one or more of the search suggestions. The method further includes presenting the search suggestions and the first search results together on the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Vincent Dureau, Salahuddin Choudhary, Benjamin Ling, Shalini Pai, Dennis Miloseski, Justin Koh, Richard William Bragg, Alok Chandel
  • Publication number: 20200236442
    Abstract: The subject matter of this specification can be implemented in, among other things, a computer-implemented method that includes identifying metadata related to television programming being presented on a display device. The method further includes extracting one or more keywords from the metadata. The method further includes generating multiple search suggestions based on the keywords and first search results based on one or more of the search suggestions. The method further includes presenting the search suggestions and the first search results together on the display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Vincent Dureau, Salahuddin Choudhary, Benjamin Ling, Shalini Pai, Dennis Miloseski, Justin Koh, Richard William Bragg, Alok Chandel
  • Patent number: 10616658
    Abstract: The subject matter of this specification can be implemented in, among other things, a computer-implemented method that includes identifying metadata related to television programming being presented on a display device. The method further includes extracting one or more keywords from the metadata. The method further includes generating multiple search suggestions based on the keywords and first search results based on one or more of the search suggestions. The method further includes presenting the search suggestions and the first search results together on the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Vincent Dureau, Salahuddin Choudhary, Benjamin Ling, Shalini Pai, Dennis Miloseski, Justin Koh, Richard William Bragg, Alok Chandel
  • Publication number: 20190141404
    Abstract: The subject matter of this specification can be implemented in, among other things, a computer-implemented method that includes identifying metadata related to television programming being presented on a display device. The method further includes extracting one or more keywords from the metadata. The method further includes generating multiple search suggestions based on the keywords and first search results based on one or more of the search suggestions. The method further includes presenting the search suggestions and the first search results together on the display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Vincent Dureau, Salahuddin Choudhary, Benjamin Ling, Shalini Pai, Dennis Miloseski, Justin Koh, Richard William Bragg, Alok Chandel
  • Patent number: 10178438
    Abstract: The subject matter of this specification can be implemented in, among other things, a computer-implemented method that includes identifying metadata related to television programming being presented on a display device. The method further includes extracting one or more keywords from the metadata. The method further includes generating multiple search suggestions based on the keywords and first search results based on one or more of the search suggestions. The method further includes presenting the search suggestions and the first search results together on the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Vincent Dureau, Salahuddin Choudhary, Benjamin Ling, Shalini Pai, Dennis Miloseski, Justin Koh, Richard William Bragg, Alok Chandel
  • Publication number: 20180129728
    Abstract: This application is directed to performing a plurality of activities each of which is performed in a respective application with content associated with a content type selected from a group consisting of television programming, online content, on-device application, information views, and other content types. Each activity is associated with a timestamp, and described using a predefined format covering an action and content associated with the action. Each of the plurality of activities is then logged into an activities log in accordance with the predefined format. A plurality of user selectable affordances are displayed concurrently in a home screen on a display of the client device. Each of the affordances is associated with one of the plurality of activities performed with associated content, and the plurality of affordances includes at least two affordances associated with two distinct activities of the plurality of activities performed by two distinct applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Pierre-Yves LALIGAND, Stephen Shiu Lam LEUNG, Justin KOH, Richard William BRAGG
  • Publication number: 20180063592
    Abstract: The subject matter of this specification can be implemented in, among other things, a computer-implemented method that includes identifying metadata related to television programming being presented on a display device. The method further includes extracting one or more keywords from the metadata. The method further includes generating multiple search suggestions based on the keywords and first search results based on one or more of the search suggestions. The method further includes presenting the search suggestions and the first search results together on the display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Vincent Dureau, Salahuddin Choudhary, Benjamin Ling, Shalini Pai, Dennis Miloseski, Justin Koh, Richard William Bragg, Alok Chandel
  • Patent number: 9858329
    Abstract: A method includes performing a first activity with content associated with a first content type selected from the group consisting of television programming, online content, on-device application, search queries, information views, and other content types described using a predefined format, wherein the predefined format includes an action specification and a content specification; logging the first activity in accordance with the predefined format; performing a second activity with content associated with a second content type selected from the group consisting of television programming, online content, on-device applications, search queries, information view's, and other content types described using the predefined format, the second content type being distinct from the first content type; and logging the second activity in accordance with the predefined format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Pierre-Yves Laligand, Stephen Shiu Lam Leung, Justin Koh, Richard William Bragg
  • Patent number: 9317571
    Abstract: A system, computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program, and a computer-implemented method for presenting media content information to a user is disclosed. A media search query is received from a user at a client device. A media content query is sent to a media information database. The media content query is at least partially based on the media search query. Media content information is received from the media information database. The information is associated with a plurality of content instances selected from a plurality of content types. The content instances satisfy the media search query and are selected only from content sources accessible to the client device. The media content information is presented to the user of the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Sean Dykeman, Katherine Grace McGrath, Richard William Bragg, Gregory Allan Funk, Peter J. Dolan, Jason Bayer, Leslie Sandland
  • Patent number: 9264769
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses, including computer programs encoded on computer-readable media, for receiving user viewing data that includes a media source, a viewing time, and a username. The username identifies a user, and the user viewing data is associated with a media viewing device. The user viewing data is recorded by passively monitoring user input to the media viewing device. A program viewed on the media viewing device is determined based upon the user viewing data. A plurality of viewing achievement rules are stored in memory. The viewing achievement rules include one or more criteria based upon user viewing data. At least one achievement rule comprises a criterion that a user view the program. If the user viewing data matches the criteria of one or more of the viewing achievement rules is determined. An indication of one or more achievements is stored in association with the username.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Erica Baker, Richard William Bragg, Jason Bayer
  • Publication number: 20150193433
    Abstract: A system, computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program, and a computer-implemented method for presenting media content information to a user is disclosed. A media search query is received from a user at a client device. A media content query is sent to a media information database. The media content query is at least partially based on the media search query. Media content information is received from the media information database. The information is associated with a plurality of content instances selected from a plurality of content types. The content instances satisfy the media search query and are selected only from content sources accessible to the client device. The media content information is presented to the user of the client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Inventors: Sean Dykeman, Katherine Grace McGrath, Richard William Bragg, Gregory Allan Funk, Peter J. Dolan, Jason Bayer, Leslie Sandland
  • Patent number: 8990418
    Abstract: A system, computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program, and a computer-implemented method for providing data feeds for video programs is presented. A request is received from a client device of a user to obtain a data feed for a set of video programs in a plurality of video programs, where the set of video programs includes video programs having at least one common attribute. In response to receiving the request, a data feed for the set of video programs is generated using metadata for the plurality of video programs and a profile for the user, where a respective data item in the data feed corresponds to a respective video program in the set of video programs and includes at least one link to at least one content source from which the respective video program is available. The data feed is then provided to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Richard William Bragg, Justin Koh, Katherine Grace McGrath, Pierre-Yves Laligand
  • Publication number: 20140310283
    Abstract: A method includes performing a first activity with content associated with a first content type selected from the group consisting of television programming, online content, on-device application, search queries, information views, and other content types described using a predefined format, wherein the predefined format includes an action specification and a content specification; logging the first activity in accordance with the predefined format; performing a second activity with content associated with a second content type selected from the group consisting of television programming, online content, on-device applications, search queries, information view's, and other content types described using the predefined format, the second content type being distinct from the first content type; and logging the second activity in accordance with the predefined format.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Pierre-Yves Laligand, Stephen Shiu Lam Leung, Justin Koh, Richard William Bragg
  • Patent number: 8719854
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses, including computer programs encoded on computer-readable media, for receiving user viewing data that includes a media source, a viewing time, and a username. The username identifies a user, and the user viewing data is associated with a media viewing device. The user viewing data is recorded by passively monitoring user input to the media viewing device. A program viewed on the media viewing device is determined based upon the user viewing data. A plurality of viewing achievement rules are stored in memory. The viewing achievement rules include one or more criteria based upon user viewing data. At least one achievement rule comprises a criterion that a user view the program. If the user viewing data matches the criteria of one or more of the viewing achievement rules is determined. An indication of one or more achievements is stored in association with the username.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Erica Baker, Jason Bayer, Richard William Bragg
  • Publication number: 20130111510
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses, including computer programs encoded on computer-readable media, for receiving user viewing data that includes a media source, a viewing time, and a username. The username identifies a user, and the user viewing data is associated with a media viewing device. The user viewing data is recorded by passively monitoring user input to the media viewing device. A program viewed on the media viewing device is determined based upon the user viewing data. A plurality of viewing achievement rules are stored in memory. The viewing achievement rules include one or more criteria based upon user viewing data. At least one achievement rule comprises a criterion that a user view the program. If the user viewing data matches the criteria of one or more of the viewing achievement rules is determined. An indication of one or more achievements is stored in association with the username.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventors: Erica Baker, Jason Bayer, Richard William Bragg
  • Patent number: 7603292
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a gift registry are described. In one described method, gift interest data is identified. A gift registry comprising a gift indicator associated with the gift interest data is generated. An audience criterion is identified, and an inquiry signal is received. The inquiry signal is evaluated for satisfaction of the audience criterion, and the gift registry is output if the inquiry signal satisfies the audience criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Richard William Bragg, Michael John Souza Brazil, Orkut Buyukkokten, Kevin David Fox, Thomas Y. Galloway