Patents by Inventor Tristan Harris

Tristan Harris 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: 20190362320
    Abstract: A method of task management executes at a computing device having one or more processors and memory. The memory stores one or more programs configured for execution by the one or more processors. There is received a description of a task associated with a user. Upon receipt of the description of the task, one or more entities associated with the task are identified using at least the description of the task and geographic information about the user. Information is identified for performing the task with the at least one respective entity in the one or more entities based upon an identity of the entity. This identified information for performing the task is then formatted for use by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Tristan Harris, Erwin Can Sar, Timothy Youngjin Sohn, Vijay Umapathy, Jacqueline Amy Tsay, Seth Isaac Glickman
  • Patent number: 10423932
    Abstract: A method of task management executes at a computing device having one or more processors and memory. The memory stores one or more programs configured for execution by the one or more processors. There is received a description of a task associated with a user. Upon receipt of the description of the task, one or more entities associated with the task are identified using at least the description of the task and geographic information about the user. Information is identified for performing the task with the at least one respective entity in the one or more entities based upon an identity of the entity. This identified information for performing the task is then formatted for use by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Tristan Harris, Erwin Can Sar, Timothy Youngjin Sohn, Vijay Umapathy, Jacqueline Amy Tsay, Seth Isaac Glickman
  • Publication number: 20190197605
    Abstract: Systems and methods for processing queries against a large database of transactions. An initial query is processed by a lead analysis engine, but processing does not stop there; the output of the lead analysis engine is used to provide general context, and is also used to select a further-processing module. Multiple results, from multiple further-processing modules, are displayed in a ranked list (or equivalent). The availability of multiple directions of further analysis helps the user to develop an intuition for what trends and drivers might be behind the numbers. Most preferably the resulting information is used to select one or more objects in an immersive environment. The object(s) so selected are visually emphasized, and displayed to the user along with other query results. Optionally, some analysis modules not only process transaction records, but also process customer data (or other exogenous non-transactional data) for use in combination with the transactional data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: Symphony RetailAI
    Inventors: Stuart Sadler, Ayaz Ali, Aabhas Chandra, Withiel Cole, Andrew Harris, Vishal Kirpalani, Ernesto Laval, Tristan Maw, Stephanie Seiermann, Pallab Chatterjee
  • Publication number: 20180081886
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus related to associating a task with a user based on the user selecting a task suggestion that is provided to the user in response to a user query. In some implementations, the task may be identified based on similarities between the words and/or phrases of the user query and a task suggestion that is associated with a task. In some implementations, the task may be identified based on user data associated with the user. In some implementations, the task may be associated with additional information related to completing the task.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Andrew Tomkins, Tristan Harris, Can Sar, Angelo DiNardi
  • Patent number: 9875297
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus related to associating a task with a user based on the user selecting a task suggestion that is provided to the user in response to a user query. In some implementations, the task may be identified based on similarities between the words and/or phrases of the user query and a task suggestion that is associated with a task. In some implementations, the task may be identified based on user data associated with the user. In some implementations, the task may be associated with additional information related to completing the task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Tomkins, Tristan Harris, Can Sar, Angelo DiNardi
  • Publication number: 20170024398
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus related to associating a task with a user based on the user selecting a task suggestion that is provided to the user in response to a user query. In some implementations, the task may be identified based on similarities between the words and/or phrases of the user query and a task suggestion that is associated with a task. In some implementations, the task may be identified based on user data associated with the user. In some implementations, the task may be associated with additional information related to completing the task.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: Andrew Tomkins, Tristan Harris, Can Sar, Angelo DiNardi
  • Patent number: 9483565
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus related to associating a task with a user based on the user selecting a task suggestion that is provided to the user in response to a user query. In some implementations, the task may be identified based on similarities between the words and/or phrases of the user query and a task suggestion that is associated with a task. In some implementations, the task may be identified based on user data associated with the user. In some implementations, the task may be associated with additional information related to completing the task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Tomkins, Tristan Harris, Can Sar, Angelo DiNardi
  • Patent number: 9378196
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus related to identifying a category for a task that is associated with a user and populating annotation fields related to the task based on the category of the task. The task and populated annotation fields may be provided for use by one or more application to provide a task completion step to the user. In some implementations, the category may be identified based on input from the user, documents of the user, and/or data that are associated with the user. In some implementations, a completion step for the task may be suggested to the user by an application that accesses the task and populated annotated information. In some implementations, multiple applications may suggest different completion steps to the user for the same task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Tomkins, Tristan Harris, Shanmugasundaram Ravikumar, Bo Pang, Sujith Ravi, Can Sar, Angelo DiNardi
  • Publication number: 20160162827
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus related to providing one or more completion step suggestions for a task that is associated with a user. In some implementations, the completion step suggestions may be provided to the user based on the satisfaction of a trigger condition. In some implementations, a trigger condition may be based on a user geographic location. In some implementations, a trigger condition may be based on an action of the user. In some implementations, a trigger condition may be based on a time when the associated task may be completed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Andrew Tomkins, Tristan Harris, Shanmugasundaram Ravikumar, Bo Pang, Sujith Ravi, Can Sar, Angelo DiNardi
  • Patent number: 9282425
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus related to providing one or more completion step suggestions for a task that is associated with a user. In some implementations, the completion step suggestions may be provided to the user based on the satisfaction of a trigger condition. In some implementations, a trigger condition may be based on a user geographic location. In some implementations, a trigger condition may be based on an action of the user. In some implementations, a trigger condition may be based on a time when the associated task may be completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Andrew Tomkins, Tristan Harris, Shanmugasundaram Ravikumar, Bo Pang, Sujith Ravi, Can Sar, Angelo DiNardi
  • Publication number: 20160063452
    Abstract: A method of task management executes at a computing device having one or more processors and memory. The memory stores one or more programs configured for execution by the one or more processors. There is received a description of a task associated with a user. Upon receipt of the description of the task, one or more entities associated with the task are identified using at least the description of the task and geographic information about the user. Information is identified for performing the task with the at least one respective entity in the one or more entities based upon an identity of the entity. This identified information for performing the task is then formatted for use by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: Tristan HARRIS, Erwin CAN SAR, Timothy Youngjin SOHN, Vijay UMAPATHY, Jacqueline Amy TSAY, Seth Isaac GLICKMAN
  • Publication number: 20150194165
    Abstract: Techniques for a computing device operating in limited-access states are provided. One example method includes determining, by a computing device, that a notification is scheduled for output by the computing device during a first time period and that a pattern of audio detected during the first time period is indicative of human speech. The method further includes delaying output of the notification during the first time period and determining that a pattern of audio detected during a second time period is not indicative of human speech. The method also includes outputting at least a portion of the notification at an earlier in time of an end of the second time period or an expiration of a third time period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Inventors: Alexander Faaborg, Tristan Harris, Austin Robison
  • Patent number: 9037455
    Abstract: Techniques for a computing device operating in limited-access states are provided. One example method includes determining, by a computing device, that a notification is scheduled for output by the computing device during a first time period and that a pattern of audio detected during the first time period is indicative of human speech. The method further includes delaying output of the notification during the first time period and determining that a pattern of audio detected during a second time period is not indicative of human speech. The method also includes outputting at least a portion of the notification at an earlier in time of an end of the second time period or an expiration of a third time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Faaborg, Tristan Harris, Austin Robison
  • Publication number: 20150006564
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus related to associating a task with a user based on the user selecting a task suggestion that is provided to the user in response to a user query. In some implementations, the task may be identified based on similarities between the words and/or phrases of the user query and a task suggestion that is associated with a task. In some implementations, the task may be identified based on user data associated with the user. In some implementations, the task may be associated with additional information related to completing the task.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Tomkins, Tristan Harris, Can Sar, Angelo DiNardi
  • Publication number: 20150006632
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus related to receiving user task information indicative of an intended action of a user, determining additional information related to completion of the intended action, determining a completion step for the intended action based on the additional information, and providing the completion step to the user. The user task information may be received from a first source and the additional information may be determined from one or more additional sources that are distinct from the first source. Additional sources may include, for example, user data associated with the user and/or one or more non-user specific databases such as an entity database. Whether a completion step is provided to a user may be dependent on one or more factors such as, for example, the source of the user task information, the source of the additional information, and/or a trigger associated with the completion step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Tomkins, Tristan Harris, Shanmugasundaram Ravikumar, Bo Pang, Sujith Ravi, Can Sar, Angelo DiNardi
  • Publication number: 20150005009
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus related to providing one or more completion step suggestions for a task that is associated with a user. In some implementations, the completion step suggestions may be provided to the user based on the satisfaction of a trigger condition. In some implementations, a trigger condition may be based on a user geographic location. In some implementations, a trigger condition may be based on an action of the user. In some implementations, a trigger condition may be based on a time when the associated task may be completed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Tomkins, Tristan Harris, Shanmugasundaram Ravikumar, Bo Pang, Sujith Ravi, Can Sar, Angelo DiNardi
  • Patent number: 8555193
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the automated layout and scrolling of windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Can Sar, Jesse Young, Tristan Harris
  • Publication number: 20100011316
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the automated layout and scrolling of windows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Inventors: Can Sar, Jesse Young, Tristan Harris
  • Publication number: 20090199077
    Abstract: The present inventions are directed to apparatus and method for creating first class object representations from web pages that are not normally considered first class objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Inventors: Can Sar, Jesse Young, Tristan Harris
  • Publication number: 20090199083
    Abstract: The present invention relates to enabling the modification and annotation of any webpage from a web browser by any user (with appropriate privileges) without the need for custom plugins or browser extensions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Inventors: Can Sar, Jesse Young, Tristan Harris