Patents by Inventor Steven Dorner

Steven Dorner 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: 8713027
    Abstract: Methods and systems provide tools that enable users to manage electronic messages by obtaining additional information about senders, receivers or entities mentioned in messages. A computing device may identify a sender or recipient of an electronic message and search a database to obtain additional data about the sender or recipient. The additional data may be displayed with the electronic message. The additional data may also be used to calculate importance values that the computing device can use to highlight, preferentially display, or sort the electronic messages. The importance values may be calculated by applying sorting algorithms to the retrieved additional data based on user defined criteria. Importance values may also be based upon information obtained from messages. A graphical user interface may be implemented to enable users to specify criteria and weighting factors to apply in sorting electronic messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Babak Forutanpour, Steven Dorner
  • Publication number: 20110119258
    Abstract: Methods and systems provide tools that enable users to manage electronic messages by obtaining additional information about senders, receivers or entities mentioned in messages. A computing device may identify a sender or recipient of an electronic message and search a database to obtain additional data about the sender or recipient. The additional data may be displayed with the electronic message. The additional data may also be used to calculate importance values that the computing device can use to highlight, preferentially display, or sort the electronic messages. The importance values may be calculated by applying sorting algorithms to the retrieved additional data based on user defined criteria. Importance values may also be based upon information obtained from messages. A graphical user interface may be implemented to enable users to specify criteria and weighting factors to apply in sorting electronic messages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Inventors: Babak Forutanpour, Steven Dorner
  • Publication number: 20070112627
    Abstract: Software for use on a client device that is configured for communications via a communications network instantiates a communications function that effects an advertisement download communication link between the client device and an advertisement distribution server system via the communications network, at selected advertisement download times, an advertisement download function that downloads advertisements identified in a playlist(s) generated by at least one playlist server, via the advertisement download communication link, at the selected advertisement download times, an advertisement storage function for storing the downloaded advertisements on a storage medium associated with the client device, and an advertisement display function that effects display of at least selected ones of the stored advertisements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2006
    Publication date: May 17, 2007
    Inventors: Paul Jacobs, Franklin Antonio, Steven Dorner, John Noerenberg, Jeffrey Belk, Benjamin Ogdon, Jeffrey Beckley, Alan Bird, John Boyd, John Purlia, William Rhodes, David Ross, Matthew Dudziak
  • Publication number: 20070005429
    Abstract: Software for use on a client device that is configured for communications via a communications network instantiates a communications function that effects an advertisement download communication link between the client device and an advertisement distribution server system via the communications network, at selected advertisement download times, an advertisement download function that downloads advertisements identified in a playlist(s) generated by at least one playlist server, via the advertisement download communication link, at the selected advertisement download times, an advertisement storage function for storing the downloaded advertisements on a storage medium associated with the client device, and an advertisement display function that effects display of at least selected ones of the stored advertisements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2006
    Publication date: January 4, 2007
    Inventors: Paul Jacobs, Franklin Antonio, Steven Dorner, John Noerenberg, Jeffrey Belk, Benjamin Ogdon, Jeffrey Beckley, Alan Bird, John Boyd, John Purlia, William Rhodes, David Ross, Matthew Dudziak
  • Patent number: 7103643
    Abstract: Software for use on a client device that is configured for communications via a communications network instantiates a communications function that effects an advertisement download communication link between the client device and an advertisement distribution server system via the communications network, at selected advertisement download times, an advertisement download function that downloads advertisements identified in a playlist(s) generated by at least one playlist server, via the advertisement download communication link, at the selected advertisement download times, an advertisement storage function for storing the downloaded advertisements on a storage medium associated with the client device, and an advertisement display function that effects display of at least selected ones of the stored advertisements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: Qualcomm INC
    Inventors: Paul E. Jacobs, Franklin P. Antonio, Steven Dorner, John W. Noerenberg, Jeffrey K. Belk, Benjamin P. Ogdon, Jeffrey D. Beckley, Alan Bird, John D. Boyd, John S. Purlia, David J. Ross, Matthew J. Dudziak, William J. Rhodes
  • Publication number: 20050289148
    Abstract: Described are apparatus and methods for the analysis of characteristics of links intended to deceive a message recipient. The analysis can be employed at the receiving client, an intermediate server, or at other points to help protect the user from fraud without blocking legitimate content. For example, this analysis can be used to warn users attempting to follow such links. This analysis can also be used to mark the links in an indicative way on display. This analysis can also be used as input to spam-scoring algorithms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2005
    Publication date: December 29, 2005
    Inventors: Steven Dorner, Randall Gellens
  • Publication number: 20040268216
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide methods and apparatus for transferring a document into a folder. In one aspect, a method for transferring a document into a folder includes identifying a portion of a document and transferring the document into a folder associated with the identified portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2003
    Publication date: December 30, 2004
    Inventors: Paul E. Jacobs, Bill Ganon, Steven Dorner
  • Publication number: 20040249708
    Abstract: Software for use on a client device that is configured for communications with at least one remote source of advertisements via a communications network instantiates an advertisement download function that downloads advertisements from the at least one remote source, during one or more advertisement download sessions, an advertisement storage function that stores the downloaded advertisements on a storage medium associated with the client device, an advertisement display function that effects display of at least selected ones of the stored advertisements on a display associated with the client device, an obscured ad monitor function that determines whether an obscured ad condition has occurred, whereby the obscured ad condition occurs when an advertisement currently being displayed on the display associated with the client device is being obscured by one or more other items currently being displayed on the display, and an obscured ad nag function that generates an obscured ad nag display in response to detect
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2003
    Publication date: December 9, 2004
    Inventors: Paul E. Jacobs, Franklin P. Antonio, Steven Dorner, John W. Noerenberg, Jeffrey K. Belk, Benjamin P. Ogdon, Jeffrey D. Beckley, Alan Bird, John D. Boyd, John S. Purlia, William J. Rhodes, David J. Ross, Matthew J. Dudziak
  • Publication number: 20040054588
    Abstract: Software, for use on a client device that is configured for communications with at least one remote source of advertisements via a communications network, instantiates an advertisement download function that downloads advertisements from the at least one remote source, during one or more advertisement download sessions, an advertisement storage function that stores the downloaded advertisements on a storage medium associated with the client device, an advertisement display function that effects display of at least selected ones of the stored advertisements on a display associated with the client device, an audit function that compiles ad-related statistical data relating to the downloaded advertisements, wherein the ad-related statistical data includes display event-related data regarding advertisements that were displayed during a prescribed audit interval, and an audit data transmit function that transmits the ad-related statistical data to a prescribed server system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2003
    Publication date: March 18, 2004
    Inventors: Paul E. Jacobs, Franklin P. Antonio, Steven Dorner, John W. Noerenberg, Jeffrey K. Belk, Benjamin P. Ogdon, Jeffrey D. Beckley, Alan Bird, John D. Boyd, John S. Purlia, William J. Rhodes, David J. Ross, Matthew J. Dudziak
  • Publication number: 20040039784
    Abstract: Software, for use on a client device that is configured for communications with at least one remote source of advertisements via a communications network, instantiates an advertisement download function that downloads advertisements from the at least one remote source, during one or more advertisement download sessions, an advertisement storage function that stores the downloaded advertisements on a storage medium associated with the client device, an advertisement display function that effects display of at least selected ones of the stored advertisements on a display associated with the client device, an audit function that compiles ad-related statistical data relating to the downloaded advertisements, wherein the ad-related statistical data includes display event-related data regarding advertisements that were displayed during a prescribed audit interval, and an audit data transmit function that transmits the ad-related statistical data to a prescribed server system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2003
    Publication date: February 26, 2004
    Inventors: Paul E. Jacobs, Franklin P. Antonio, Steven Dorner, John W. Noerenberg, Jeffrey K. Belk, Benjamin P. Ogdon, Jeffrey D. Beckley, Alan Bird, John D. Boyd, John S. Purlia, William J. Rhodes, David J. Ross, Matthew J. Dudziak
  • Publication number: 20040039642
    Abstract: Software, for use on a client device that is configured for communications with at least one remote source of advertisements via a communications network, instantiates an advertisement download function that downloads advertisements from the at least one remote source, during one or more advertisement download sessions, an advertisement storage function that stores the downloaded advertisements on a storage medium associated with the client device, an advertisement display function that effects display of at least selected ones of the stored advertisements on a display associated with the client device, an audit function that compiles ad-related statistical data relating to the downloaded advertisements, wherein the ad-related statistical data includes display event-related data regarding advertisements that were displayed during a prescribed audit interval, and an audit data transmit function that transmits the ad-related statistical data to a prescribed server system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2003
    Publication date: February 26, 2004
    Inventors: Paul E. Jacobs, Franklin P. Antonio, Steven Dorner, John W. Noerenberg, Jeffrey K. Belk, Benjamin P. Ogdon, Jeffrey D. Beckley, Alan Bird, John D. Boyd, John S. Purlia, William J. Rhodes, David J. Ross, Matthew J. Dudziak
  • Publication number: 20030149738
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention provides a system for distributing advertisements to a multiplicity of client devices each of which is configured for communications via a communications network, which system includes an advertisement distribution facility that communicates with each of the client devices over the communications network, via a respective advertisement download communication link. Preferably, each of the client devices downloads advertisements from the advertisement distribution facility via the respective advertisement download communication link, and each of the client devices communicates with a data communications service provider over the communications network via a respective data communications link that is separate from the respective advertisement download communication link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2000
    Publication date: August 7, 2003
    Inventors: Paul E. Jacobs, Franklin P. Antonio, Steven Dorner, John W. Noerenberg, Jeffrey K. Belk, Benjamin P. Ogdon, Jeffrey D. Beckley, Alan Bird, John D. Boyd, John S. Purlia, William J. Rhodes, David J. Ross, Matthew J. Dudziak
  • Publication number: 20030050832
    Abstract: Software for use on a client device, which is configured for communications with a multiplicity of other client devices via a communications network, provides an installer function for installing the software on the client device, a communications function that effects a send e-mail communication link between the client device and an e-mail service provider server system via the communications network whenever the user desires to send e-mail messages a receive e-mail communication link between the client device and the e-mail service provider system whenever the user desires to check for received e-mail messages; and an advertisement download communication link between the client device and an advertisement distribution server system via the communications system, at selected advertisement download times.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2001
    Publication date: March 13, 2003
    Inventors: Paul E. Jacobs, Franklin P. Antonio, Steven Dorner, John W. Noerenberg, Jeffrey K. Belk, Benjamin P. Ogdon, Jeffrey D. Beckley, Alan Bird, John D. Boyd, John S. Purlia, William J. Rhodes, David J. Ross, Matthew J. Dudziak
  • Publication number: 20020072967
    Abstract: A playlist server system for supplying a playlist response to a client device which exchanges information with an information server system and which receives ads from an ad server over a communications network, including a playlist response generating device for generating a playlist response identifying a plurality of selected ads to be presented by the client device, and a first communications device for establishing a playlist response send communications link with the client device via the communications network over which the playlist response is transmitted to the client device, wherein the information server system and the playlist server are independently controlled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2000
    Publication date: June 13, 2002
    Inventors: Paul E. Jacobs, Franklin P. Antonio, Steven Dorner, John W. Noerenberg, Jeffrey K. Belk, Benjamin P. Ogdon, Jeffrey D. Beckley, Alan Bird, John D. Boyd, John S. Purlia, William J. Rhodes, David J. Ross, Matthew J. Dudziak
  • Publication number: 20020029166
    Abstract: An advertisement distribution system for distributing advertisements to a multiplicity of client devices via a communications network includes at least one ad server that stores the advertisements to be distributed to the client devices, each advertisement being stored in a storage location designated by a source address, and at least one playlist server that receives a playlist request from each of the client devices, and that transmits a playlist response in response to each received playlist request. Moreover, the playlist response transmitted to each client device includes at least one playlist that identifies advertisements to be downloaded by that client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2000
    Publication date: March 7, 2002
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Paul E. Jacobs, Franklin P. Antonio, Steven Dorner, John W. Noerenberg, Jeffrey K. Belk, Benjamin P. Ogdon, Jeffrey D. Beckley, Alan Bird, John D. Boyd, John S. Purlia, William J. Rhodes, David J. Ross, Matthew J. Dudziak
  • Publication number: 20010047408
    Abstract: A system for distributing advertisements to a multiplicity of client devices each of which is configured for communications via a communications network preferably includes an advertisement distribution facility that communicates with each of the client devices over the communications network. Most preferably, each of the client devices downloads advertisements from the advertisement distribution facility, and displays at least selected ones of the downloaded advertisements. The advertisement distribution facility includes an auditing function that transmits a send audit data request to a subset of the client devices at prescribed client audit intervals, which send audit data request includes a request that the receiving client device transmit ad-related statistical data to the advertisement distribution facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2000
    Publication date: November 29, 2001
    Inventors: Paul E. Jacobs, Franklin P. Antonio, Steven Dorner, John W. Noerenberg, Jeffrey K. Belk, Benjamin P. Ogdon, Jeffrey D. Beckley, Alan Bird, John D. Boyd, John S. Purlia, William J. Rhodes, David J. Ross, Matthew J. Dudziak
  • Publication number: 20010044736
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention provides an advertisement distribution system for distributing advertisements to a multiplicity of client devices via a communications network, which system includes at least one ad server that stores the advertisements to be distributed to the client devices, each advertisement being stored in a storage location designated by a source address, and at least one playlist server that provides at least one playlist for each client device. Preferably, the at least one playlist provided for each client device identifies advertisements to be downloaded by that client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2000
    Publication date: November 22, 2001
    Inventors: Paul E. Jacobs, Franklin P. Antonio, Steven Dorner, John W. Noerenberg, Jeffrey K. Belk, Benjamin P. Ogdon, Jeffrey D. Beckley, Alan Bird, John D. Boyd, John S. Purlia, William J. Rhodes, David J. Ross, Matthew J. Dudziak
  • Publication number: 20010044741
    Abstract: A method for operating a client device that is configured for communications via a communications network includes steps for effecting an advertisement download communication link between the client device and an advertisement distribution server system, via the communications network, at selected advertisement download times, effecting a data communication link with a data communications service provider, via the communications network, wherein the advertisement download communication link and the data communication link are separate communication links, downloading advertisements from the advertisement distribution server system via the advertisement download communication link, storing downloaded advertisements on a storage medium associated with the client device, and displaying at least selected ones of the stored advertisements, in accordance with ad display parameters prescribed by the advertisement distribution server system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2000
    Publication date: November 22, 2001
    Inventors: Paul E. Jacobs, Franklin P. Antonio, Steven Dorner, John W. Noerenberg, Jeffrey K. Belk, Benjamin P. Ogdon, Jeffrey D. Beckley, Alan Bird, John D. Boyd, John S. Purlia, William J. Rhodes, David J. Ross, Matthew J. Dudziak
  • Publication number: 20010034762
    Abstract: A client device that is configured for communications with a multiplicity of other client devices via a communications network, includes a first device for effecting an advertisement download communication link between the client device and an advertisement distribution server system, via the communications network, at selected advertisement download times, a second device for effecting a data communication link with a data communications service provider, via the communications network, wherein the advertisement download communication link and the data communication link are separate communication links, a third device for downloading advertisements from the advertisement distribution server system via the advertisement download communication link, a fourth device for storing downloaded advertisements on a storage medium associated with the client device, and a fifth device for displaying at least selected ones of the stored advertisements, in accordance with ad display parameters prescribed by the advertise
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2000
    Publication date: October 25, 2001
    Inventors: Paul E. Jacobs, Franklin P. Antonio, Steven Dorner, John W. Noerenberg, Jeffrey K. Belk, Benjamin P. Ogdon, Jeffrey D. Beckley, Alan Bird, John D. Boyd, John S. Purlia, William J. Rhodes, David J. Ross, Matthew J. Dudziak
  • Publication number: 20010034763
    Abstract: A playlist server system for supplying a playlist response to a client device which exchanges information with an information server system and which receives ads from an ad server over a communications network, includes a playlist response generation device for generating a playlist response identifying a plurality of selected ads to be presented by the client device, and a first communications device that effects a playlist response send communications link with the client device via the communications network over which the playlist response is transmitted to the client device, wherein the information server system and the playlist server are independently controlled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2000
    Publication date: October 25, 2001
    Inventors: Paul E. Jacobs, Franklin P. Antonio, Steven Dorner, John W. Noerenberg, Jeffrey K. Belk, Benjamin P. Ogdon, Jeffrey D. Beckley, Alan Bird, John D. Boyd, John S. Purlia, William J. Rhodes, David J. Ross, Matthew J. Dudziak