Patents Assigned to TEANECK ENTERPRISES, LLC
  • Patent number: 9424595
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Teaneck Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Hugh Svendsen, Olivia Marie Marsh, Gregory M. Evans
  • Patent number: 9160802
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Teaneck Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Hugh Svendsen, Olivia Marie Marsh, Gregory M. Evans
  • Patent number: 9131343
    Abstract: Systems and methods for performing automatic social check-ins are disclosed. In one embodiment, in response to physical proximity between a user device and a venue-operated device located at a venue, an automatic check-in process is performed on behalf of a user of the user device. In one embodiment, the automatic check-in process is performed by first determining whether to perform an automatic check-in for the user of the user device at the venue based on one or more predefined automatic check-in rules and a user context and/or venue data that describes the venue. Upon determining that an automatic check-in is to be performed, a check-in for the user of the user device is performed to check the user into the venue via one or more check-in services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Teaneck Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Kunal Kandekar Kandekar, Hugh Svendsen, Eugene Matthew Farrelly
  • Patent number: 8923889
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for obtaining information defining a plurality of geographic shapes, each geographic shape corresponding to an approximate geographic outline of a respective geographic area and being assigned an importance level. A request is received from a requestor. One or more of geographic shapes in which the requestor is located is determined. One or more content items are selected based on the importance level assigned to the one or more geographic shapes in which the requestor is located. When a requestor is located in two or more geographic shapes, the one or more content items are selected based on a comparison of importance levels for the geographic shapes. Delivery of the one or more content items to the requestor is effected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Teaneck Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Hugh Svendsen, Olivia Marie Marsh, Gregory M. Evans
  • Publication number: 20130346220
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for generating and utilizing photo advertisements (“ads”). In one embodiment, a photo advertisement is posted as a status update for a user via a social networking service. A plurality of filler images representing one or more participants is associated with a photo ad template having one or more photo wells. A photo advertisement based on the photo ad template is generated by an electronic device such that the associated plurality of filler images are inserted into the one or more photo wells in the photo ad template. A status update that includes the photo advertisement for presentation with the status update is initiated responsive to generating the photo advertisement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: TEANECK ENTERPRISES, LLC
    Inventors: Hugh Svendsen, John Forese, Christopher M. Amidon, Kunal Kandekar, Eugene Matthew Farrelly
  • Patent number: 8554627
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for generating and utilizing photo advertisements (“ads”). In one embodiment, a photo advertisement is posted as a status update for a user via a social networking service. More specifically, first, one or more photo ad templates are obtained for the user, where each photo ad template includes one or more photo wells. A photo advertisement is then generated based on one of the photo ad templates such that a filler image of a different one of one or more participants identified for the photo advertisement is inserted into each of the one or more photo wells in the photo ad template. The photo advertisement is then used as a status update for the user. In another embodiment, the photo advertisement is stored and subsequently used to serve ad requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Teaneck Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Hugh Svendsen, John Forese, Christopher M. Amidon, Kunal Kandekar, Eugene Matthew Farrelly
  • Patent number: 8548855
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for generating and utilizing photo advertisements (“ads”). In one embodiment, a photo check-in process is performed for a user located within a geographic check-in zone which results in a photo advertisement that is utilized as a photo check-in for the user. In another embodiment, a photo advertisement is posted as a status update for a user via a social networking service. In another embodiment, photo advertisements are created by users and stored for subsequent use in serving ad requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Teaneck Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Hugh Svendsen, John Forese, Christopher M. Amidon, Kunal Kandekar, Eugene Matthew Farrelly
  • Patent number: 8543460
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for generating and utilizing photo advertisements (“ads”). In one embodiment, a computer server obtains and stores user-created photo advertisements. Each of the user-created photo advertisements is generated based on a corresponding photo ad template having one or more photo wells such that filler images of one or more participants are inserted into the one or more photo wells. For each user-created photo advertisement, the one or more participants include at least a user by which the photo advertisement was created. In addition, the computer server effects use of the stored user-created photo advertisements as sponsored advertisements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Teaneck Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Hugh Svendsen, John Forese, Christopher M. Amidon, Kunal Kandekar, Eugene Matthew Farrelly
  • Patent number: 8504073
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Teaneck Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Hugh Svendsen, Olivia Marie Marsh, Gregory M. Evans
  • Publication number: 20120252418
    Abstract: Systems and methods for performing automatic social check-ins are disclosed. In one embodiment, in response to physical proximity between a user device and a venue-operated device located at a venue, an automatic check-in process is performed on behalf of a user of the user device. In one embodiment, the automatic check-in process is performed by first determining whether to perform an automatic check-in for the user of the user device at the venue based on one or more predefined automatic check-in rules and a user context and/or venue data that describes the venue. Upon determining that an automatic check-in is to be performed, a check-in for the user of the user device is performed to check the user into the venue via one or more check-in services.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: TEANECK ENTERPRISES, LLC
    Inventors: Kunal Kandekar Kandekar, Hugh Svendsen, Eugene Matthew Farrelly
  • Publication number: 20120123875
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for generating and utilizing photo advertisements (“ads”). In one embodiment, a photo check-in process is performed for a user located within a geographic check-in zone which results in a photo advertisement that is utilized as a photo check-in for the user. In another embodiment, a photo advertisement is posted as a status update for a user via a social networking service. In another embodiment, photo advertisements are created by users and stored for subsequent use in serving ad requests.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: TEANECK ENTERPRISES, LLC
    Inventors: Hugh Svendsen, John Forese, Christopher M. Amidon, Kunal Kandekar, Eugene Matthew Farrelly
  • Publication number: 20120123830
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for generating and utilizing photo advertisements (“ads”). In one embodiment, a photo advertisement is posted as a status update for a user via a social networking service. More specifically, first, one or more photo ad templates are obtained for the user, where each photo ad template includes one or more photo wells. A photo advertisement is then generated based on one of the photo ad templates such that a filler image of a different one of one or more participants identified for the photo advertisement is inserted into each of the one or more photo wells in the photo ad template. The photo advertisement is then used as a status update for the user. In another embodiment, the photo advertisement is stored and subsequently used to serve ad requests.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: TEANECK ENTERPRISES, LLC
    Inventors: Hugh Svendsen, John Forese, Christopher M. Amidon, Kunal Kandekar, Eugene Matthew Farrelly
  • Publication number: 20120123871
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for generating and utilizing photo advertisements (“ads”). In one embodiment, a computer server obtains and stores user-created photo advertisements. Each of the user-created photo advertisements is generated based on a corresponding photo ad template having one or more photo wells such that filler images of one or more participants are inserted into the one or more photo wells. For each user-created photo advertisement, the one or more participants include at least a user by which the photo advertisement was created. In addition, the computer server effects use of the stored user-created photo advertisements as sponsored advertisements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: TEANECK ENTERPRISES, LLC
    Inventors: Hugh Svendsen, John Forese, Christopher M. Amidon, Kunal Kandekar, Eugene Matthew Farrelly
  • Publication number: 20120124176
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for performing automatic check-ins and/or generating and sending automatic status updates based on social context. As used herein, a social context of a user is generally any data that describes a location at which the user is currently located or users that are spatially proximate to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: TEANECK ENTERPRISES, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Curtis, Hugh Svendsen, Michael W. Helpingstine, Christopher M. Amidon