Patents by Inventor Alan J. McCutchen

Alan J. McCutchen 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: 20020052849
    Abstract: A system to support creation, distribution and flexible usage of electronic content in distributed environments where users may have access to multiple rendering systems. The invention comprises a packaging system, a distributed network of content management servers and personal content managers. The packaging system enables a content creator to create and associate sphere of fair use and content modulation rules definitions with content. The sphere of fair use allows a content creator to define content usage boundaries that account for the availability of multiple rendering systems. The content modulation rules provide a content creator with creative control over potential content transformations for transfer to alternative rendering systems. The personal content manager allows the user to process electronic content purchases from different sources and to transform and transfer the content to additional approved rendering systems while enforcing the creative boundaries specified by a content creator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2001
    Publication date: May 2, 2002
    Inventors: Alan J. McCutchen, Sebastian de la Chica
  • Publication number: 20020026445
    Abstract: A system and methods supporting flexible content usage in distributed environments, where users may have access to electronic content from multiple disparate sources and rendering systems. The invention consists of a personal content management system and a collection of virtual information portfolios. The personal content management system manages user authentication, handles content uploads either from a public source such as a user or from an electronic content store, and transforms the content for specific rendering devices, thus providing ubiquitous access to said electronic content. The virtual information portfolio supports content distribution across multiple physical locations while providing support for multiple logical content groupings, including recursive content groupings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2001
    Publication date: February 28, 2002
    Inventors: Sebastian de la Chica, Alan J. McCutchen, Joseph E. Tilley, Kelly J. Pritts