Patents by Inventor Alan Levin

Alan Levin 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: 20180258011
    Abstract: A process for producing phenylstyrene comprises contacting benzene with hydrogen in the presence of a hydroalkylation catalyst under conditions effective to produce a hydroalkylation product comprising cyclohexylbenzene. At least part of the cyclohexylbenzene is then contacted with ethylbenzene in the presence of a transalkylation catalyst under conditions effective to produce a transalkylation product comprising cyclohexylethylbenzene and/or with ethylene in the presence of an alkylation catalyst under conditions effective to produce an alkylation product comprising cyclohexylethylbenzene. At least part of the cyclohexylethylbenzene is then contacted with a dehydrogenation catalyst under conditions effective to produce a dehydrogenation product comprising phenylstyrene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Salciccioli, Alan A. Galuska, Ranjita Ghose, Dorin Levin, Mosha H. Zhao
  • Patent number: 10056116
    Abstract: A data processing system automatically generates excitement levels with improved response times using prospective data. One embodiment includes accessing data that provides state information for an event at different times during the event, automatically generating a plurality of excitement levels based on the accessed data, and reporting the generated excitement levels. Each of the excitement levels of the plurality of excitement levels corresponds to a different sample time during the event. For each sample time, the generating of the plurality of excitement levels comprises calculating an excitement level based on accessed data prior in time to the sample time and accessed data subsequent in time to the sample time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: THUUZ, INC.
    Inventors: Warren Joseph Packard, Alan Levin
  • Publication number: 20180108380
    Abstract: A data processing system automatically generates excitement levels with improved response times using prospective data. One embodiment includes accessing data that provides state information for an event at different times during the event, automatically generating a plurality of excitement levels based on the accessed data, and reporting the generated excitement levels. Each of the excitement levels of the plurality of excitement levels corresponds to a different sample time during the event. For each sample time, the generating of the plurality of excitement levels comprises calculating an excitement level based on accessed data prior in time to the sample time and accessed data subsequent in time to the sample time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: THUUZ, INC.
    Inventors: Warren Joseph Packard, Alan Levin
  • Patent number: 9386355
    Abstract: A live performance is monitored by analyzing an input data stream comprising real-time updates related to the live performance. Different sets of excitement levels, excitement curves, alerts and teasers are generated based on the analysis and reported to a plurality of subscribers using any of a variety of mobile communication and/or computing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: THUUZ, INC.
    Inventors: Warren Joseph Packard, Robert John Barcklay, Alan Levin
  • Publication number: 20160105733
    Abstract: A customized highlight sequence depicting an event, and based on a user's personal characteristics, interests, and/or preferences, is generated and presented. The event can be a sporting event, entertainment event, and/or the like. For example, in the context of sporting events, a determination is made as to what types of sports, teams, leagues, players, plays, and/or the like are of interest to the user. In at least one embodiment, the amount of time available to the user can be obtained, so that the length of the highlight sequence can be tailored to the available time. A customized highlight sequence is then generated and presented, containing those specific portions of the sporting event that are likely to be of interest, arranged in a manner that is likely to be entertaining to the user and comports with the time restrictions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Inventors: Warren Joseph Packard, Dan Lythcott-Haims, Alan Levin
  • Publication number: 20160105708
    Abstract: Customized highlight shows for sporting events, entertainment events, and/or the like, having a narrative component, are generated and presented. The events can be sporting events, entertainment events, and/or the like. For example, in the context of sporting events, a determination is made as to what types of sports, teams, leagues, players, plays, and/or the like are of interest to the user. A customized highlight show is then generated and presented, containing those specific portions of the sporting events that are likely to be of interest, arranged in a manner that is likely to be entertaining and interesting to the user and that presents a cohesive narrative.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Inventors: Warren Joseph Packard, Dennis Kanygin, Jordan Toor, Dan Lythcott-Haims, Alan Levin
  • Publication number: 20160105734
    Abstract: A customized highlight sequence depicting multiple events, and based on a user's personal characteristics, interests, and/or preferences, is generated and presented. The events can be sporting events, entertainment events, and/or the like. For example, in the context of sporting events, a determination is made as to what types of sports, teams, leagues, players, plays, and/or the like are of interest to the user. In at least one embodiment, the amount of time available to the user can be obtained, so that the length of the highlight sequence can be tailored to the available time. A customized highlight sequence is then generated and presented, containing those specific portions of the sporting events that are likely to be of interest, arranged in a manner that is likely to be entertaining to the user and comports with the time restrictions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Inventors: Warren Joseph Packard, Dan Lythcott-Haims, Alan Levin
  • Publication number: 20150260375
    Abstract: A niche for a pool or spa light includes a back wall having an aperture for a power cable, a side wall, a plurality of mounting ribs, and a groove formed in at least one of the plurality of mounting ribs for receiving a locking mechanism of a pool or a spa light for locking the pool or spa light in position with respect to the niche. In another embodiment, a niche for a pool or spa light includes a body and a rotatable hub with a plurality of mounting ribs for attaching a pool or spa light to the hub. The body includes a back wall having a power cable aperture and a threaded aperture for receiving a screw, and a side wall. The hub includes a back wall having an aperture for receiving the screw and a plurality of mounting ribs, the hub being rotatable about the screw. A groove is formed in at least one of the plurality of mounting ribs for receiving a locking mechanism of a pool or a spa light for locking the pool or spa light in position with respect to the niche.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Applicant: HAYWARD INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin Potucek, Carl Davidson, Alan Levin, Gregory Fournier
  • Patent number: 9060210
    Abstract: A live performance is monitored by analyzing an input data stream comprising real-time updates related to the live performance. Different sets of excitement levels, excitement curves, alerts and teasers are generated based on the analysis and reported to a plurality of subscribers using any of a variety of mobile communication and/or computing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: THUUZ, INC.
    Inventors: Warren Joseph Packard, Robert John Barcklay, Alan Levin
  • Patent number: 8925007
    Abstract: A live performance is monitored by analyzing an input data stream comprising real-time updates related to the live performance. Different sets of excitement levels, excitement curves, alerts and teasers are generated based on the analysis and reported to a plurality of subscribers using any of a variety of mobile communication and/or computing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Thuuz, Inc.
    Inventors: Warren Joseph Packard, Robert John Barcklay, Alan Levin, Michael Bruce Schmier
  • Publication number: 20140359662
    Abstract: A live performance is monitored by analyzing an input data stream comprising real-time updates related to the live performance. Different sets of excitement levels, excitement curves, alerts and teasers are generated based on the analysis and reported to a plurality of subscribers using any of a variety of mobile communication and/or computing devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Warren Joseph Packard, Robert John Barcklay, Alan Levin
  • Patent number: 8842007
    Abstract: A live performance is monitored by analyzing an input data stream comprising real-time updates related to the live performance. Different sets of excitement levels, excitement curves, alerts and teasers are generated based on the analysis and reported to a plurality of subscribers using any of a variety of mobile communication and/or computing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Thuuz, Inc.
    Inventors: Warren Joseph Packard, Robert John Barcklay, Alan Levin
  • Publication number: 20140062696
    Abstract: A live performance is monitored by analyzing an input data stream comprising real-time updates related to the live performance. Different sets of excitement levels, excitement curves, alerts and teasers are generated based on the analysis and reported to a plurality of subscribers using any of a variety of mobile communication and/or computing devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Warren Joseph Packard, Robert John Barcklay, Alan Levin
  • Publication number: 20140068663
    Abstract: A live performance is monitored by analyzing an input data stream comprising real-time updates related to the live performance. Different sets of excitement levels, excitement curves, alerts and teasers are generated based on the analysis and reported to a plurality of subscribers using any of a variety of mobile communication and/or computing devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: THUUZ, INC.
    Inventors: Warren Joseph Packard, Robert John Barcklay, Alan Levin, Michael Bruce Schmier
  • Publication number: 20140067939
    Abstract: A live performance is monitored by analyzing an input data stream comprising real-time updates related to the live performance. Different sets of excitement levels, excitement curves, alerts and teasers are generated based on the analysis and reported to a plurality of subscribers using any of a variety of mobile communication and/or computing devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Warren Joseph Packard, Robert John Barcklay, Alan Levin
  • Patent number: 8595763
    Abstract: A live performance is monitored by analyzing an input data stream comprising real-time updates related to the live performance. Different sets of excitement levels, excitement curves, alerts and teasers are generated based on the analysis and reported to a plurality of subscribers using any of a variety of mobile communication and/or computing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Thuuz, Inc.
    Inventors: Warren Joseph Packard, Robert John Barcklay, Alan Levin, Michael Bruce Schmier
  • Patent number: 8484181
    Abstract: Methods, systems, apparatus, and machine-readable media for matching a question with an expert are provided herein. Information regarding a plurality of experts may be received. The received information may be analyzed and processed and an expertise cloud may be generated for each expert of the plurality of experts using the received information and results of the analysis and processing. In some cases feedback regarding an expert may be received and associated with the expert. Also disclosed herein is a system, method, apparatus, and machine-readable media for matching an expert with a requested area of expertise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: IAC Search & Media, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Levin, Abhishek Mehrotra
  • Publication number: 20130105373
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a do-it-yourself kit for the installation of a pool or spa device, such as a chlorinator. A first nut associated with a first port, compression ring, collar, and face sealing gasket may be placed over a first pipe segment, and a second nut associated with a second port, compression ring, collar, and face sealing gasket may be placed over a second pipe segment. The chlorinator body can be placed between the two pipe segments such that first and second ports of the device are substantially coaxial with the first and second pipe segments, respectively. The first and second nut can be threadably secured to the first and second port, respectively, of the chlorinator. Also provided is a cutting template cutting template that may be placed over a pipe of a pool or spa plumbing system, and a saw for cutting the pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventors: Patrick Chen, Douglas Sawyer, Alan Levin
  • Publication number: 20120095978
    Abstract: Methods, systems, apparatus, and machine-readable media for matching a question with an expert via a related item are provided herein. A received question may be analyzed in order to determine one or more components included in the question. One or more items relating to a question component may be found and one or more sources of information may be searched in order to find an expert associated with the related item. The received question may then be routed to a found expert and, on some occasions, a user may receive a response to a question from the found expert. In some cases, a list of found experts may then be returned to the asker of the question.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: IAC Search & Media, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Levin, Abhishek Mehrotra
  • Publication number: 20120095977
    Abstract: Methods, systems, apparatus, and machine-readable media for matching a question with an expert are provided herein. Information regarding a plurality of experts may be received. The received information may be analyzed and processed and an expertise cloud may be generated for each expert of the plurality of experts using the received information and results of the analysis and processing. In some cases feedback regarding an expert may be received and associated with the expert. Also disclosed herein is a system, method, apparatus, and machine-readable media for matching an expert with a requested area of expertise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: IAC Search & Media, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Levin, Abhishek Mehrotra