Patents Assigned to Kota Enterprises, LLC
  • Publication number: 20100198880
    Abstract: A music diary processor for generating an electronic music diary. The music diary processor receives a plurality of event identifiers from a user, wherein each event identifier identifies a respective life event associated with the user. The user can also provide a date identifier identifying a date associated with the life event, a song identifier identifying one or more songs identified by the user as being associated with the live event. The event identifiers, song identifiers and the date identifiers are stored in an electronic storage medium wherein each song identifier and date identifier is coupled with at least one respective event identifier, and a plurality of event identifiers are coupled with each other. The music diary processor can serve as a music discovery vehicle, wherein the music diary processor can use data entered by a user to locate songs and other data associated with other music diaries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2009
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Applicant: KOTA ENTERPRISES, LLC
    Inventor: Steven L. Petersen
  • Publication number: 20100198917
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for forming crowds of users and providing access to corresponding crowd data. In one embodiment, a central system, which includes one or more servers, operates to obtain current locations for users of mobile devices. The central system receives a crowd request from a requesting device. In response, the central system establishes a bounding region for the request and identifies one or more crowds, each including number of users, that are relevant to the bounding region for the request. The central system then generates crowd data for the one or more crowds and returns the crowd data for the one or more crowds to the requesting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Applicant: KOTA ENTERPRISES, LLC
    Inventors: Steven L. Petersen, Scott Curtis, Kenneth Jennings
  • Publication number: 20100198862
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for processing a request for crowd data for a large geographic area. In one embodiment, a central system, which includes one or more servers, operates to obtain current locations for users of mobile devices and form crowds of three or more users based on the current locations of the users. In order to provide access to crowd data for crowds for a large geographic area, the central system receives a request for crowd data from a requesting device, establishes a bounding region for the request, and identifies one or more starting points within the bounding region for the request. Crowds are identified, crowd data for the crowds is generated, and the crowd data is returned to the requesting device in an iterative manner for a series of two or more outwardly radiating, concentric geographic regions centered at the one or more starting points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Applicant: KOTA ENTERPRISES, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Jennings, Christopher M. Amidon, Ravi Reddy Katpelly
  • Publication number: 20100198814
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for filtering and/or creating Points-of-Interest (POIs). In one embodiment, a list of POIs is obtained and then filtered based on crowd data related to the list of POIs to provide a filtered list of POIs. In another embodiment, one or more crowd-sourced POIs are created based on one or more crowds relevant to a corresponding bounding region for POI creation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Applicant: KOTA ENTERPRISES, LLC
    Inventors: Steven L. Petersen, Scott Curtis, Kenneth Jennings
  • Publication number: 20100094627
    Abstract: A method and system for automatically identifying tags for a media item. An audio track associated with a media item is analyzed. References to individuals in the audio track are compared to known acquaintances of a user. Matches are identified as potential tags. Duplicate matches can be presented to the user for resolution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2008
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Applicants: Concert Technology Corporation, KOTA ENTERPRISES, LLC
    Inventors: Ravi Reddy Katpelly, Kunal Kandekar
  • Publication number: 20100041419
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for providing customized content to users based on their location. In one embodiment, for each of one or more content providers, a customized content delivery function receives information from the content provider defining a number of geographic shapes selecting corresponding geographic areas. Preferably, each of the geographic shapes overlaps at least one other of the geographic shapes and is assigned an importance level. For each geographic shape, the content provider defines one or more tags for the geographic shape and assigns a weight to each of the one or more tags. Thereafter, when a request is received from a requestor, one or more content items are selected for delivery to the requestor based on the geographic shapes, the tags and corresponding weights for the geographic shapes, and the location of the requestor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2008
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Applicant: KOTA ENTERPRISES, LLC
    Inventors: Hugh Svendsen, Olivia Marie Marsh, Gregory M. Evans
  • Publication number: 20100015991
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for facilitating communication between a first user and a second user that is in a social network of a user of interest to the first user and located at or near a location at which the user of interest is located or believed to be located. In general, the first user identifies a user of interest and a location at which the user of interest is located or is believed to be located. A number of other users that are in a social network of the user of interest and located in a geographic area of interest corresponding to the specified location or a geographic area about and including the specified location are identified. Communication is then facilitated between the first user and one or more of the identified users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2008
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Applicant: Kota Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory M. Evans, Eugene M. Farrelly
  • Publication number: 20100015975
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for sharing rights-enabled user profiles among users in voice communication system, such as a mobile telecommunications system. In general, each user defines a user profile and associated access rights, where the user profile and access rights are stored by or accessible to a profile service. When a voice session, or call, is initiated between a first and second user, a device of the first user requests a profile of the second user from the profile service. In response, the profile service determines whether the first user has been granted access rights to the user profile of the second user. If so, the profile service provides the user profile of the second user, or a portion thereof, to the device of the first user according to the access rights of the first user, and the user profile is presented to the first user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Applicant: KOTA ENTERPRISES, LLC
    Inventors: Alfredo C. Issa, Richard J. Walsh, Kenneth Jennings, Hugh Svendsen
  • Publication number: 20100017261
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for influencing media playback by target users in a defined geographic area in order to create social groups for targeted advertising. In one embodiment, an expert system receives input from an advertisement agency defining a geographic area of interest and an advertisement strategy for the geographic area of interest. The expert system then influences media playback by target users located within the geographic area of interest in a manner that influences creation of one or more social groups centered around media playback and satisfying the advertisement strategy for the geographic area of interest. When there is convergence between a social group created via the influence of the expert system and the advertisement strategy, the expert system notifies one or more advertisement systems, which, in response, present targeted advertisements to the target users forming the social group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Applicant: KOTA ENTERPRISES, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory M. Evans, Christopher M. Amidon
  • Publication number: 20090307361
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for granting digital content access rights to shared content based on the existence of a voice session, such as a mobile telecommunications voice call, between users. In general, in the preferred embodiment, a voice session is established between a first user and a second user via associated devices. Either automatically upon establishment of the voice session or upon request by the first user, access rights to content shared by the first user are granted to the second user. The content shared by the first user may be content hosted by the device of the first user, another device associated with the first user, a third-party service, or the like. The access rights granted to the second user allow access to the content shared by the first user while the voice session between the first and second users is active.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2008
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Applicant: Kota Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Alfredo C. Issa, Richard J. Walsh, Kenneth Jennings
  • Publication number: 20090287763
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for facilitating contact or communication between users or participants. A profile matching process is performed to match a user profile of a first user to a user profile of a second user. A number of questions to ask the second user are automatically selected. In addition, an answer to one or more of the questions may be suggested to the second user. The questions and any suggested answers are then sent to the second user at an associated user device. A reward to be revealed to the second user in response to answering the questions may also be provided. A summary of the answers given by the second user may be provided to the first user. In response, the first user may choose to share his or her full or partial user profile, contact information, or the like with the second user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Applicant: Kota Enterprise, LLC
    Inventors: Hugh Svendsen, Scott Curtis
  • Publication number: 20090271484
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for generating, sending, and delivering a message addressed using an image of an intended message recipient of the message. In one embodiment, a sending user captures or otherwise obtains an image of an intended message recipient. A message to the intended message recipient is then generated, addressed using the image of the intended message recipient, and sent to a central server. The central server identifies the intended message recipient based on the image of the intended message recipient and optionally a location and time at which the image was captured. Optionally, the identity of the intended message recipient may be verified by one or more users such as one or more friends of the intended message recipient. The central server then sends the message to the intended message recipient using known contact information such as a username or email address of the intended message recipient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2008
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Applicant: Kota Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Hugh Svendsen, Scott Curtis