Patents by Inventor Alan Messer

Alan Messer 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).

  • Patent number: 10430805
    Abstract: Enriching trajectory data from a device may include determining, using a processor, enrichment data items related to points of presence within trajectory data. The enrichment data items may be retrieved from a data source. Enriching trajectory data may also include determining, using the processor, ranking metrics for the enrichment data items and ranking, using the processor, the enrichment data items according to the ranking metrics. One or more ranked enrichment data items, in association with the related point of presence of the trajectory data, may be provided to a device using the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Joakim Soderberg, Edwin A. Heredia, Pavan Kapanipathi, Glenn Algie, Alan Messer
  • Patent number: 10404485
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for restricting disclosure of information about a network device during a Remote Access (RA) service are provided, in which a virtual device is activated by an RA service device, a device or service for which information is to be disclosed to an external network is determined from among devices discovered by the RA service device and registered as an embedded device or service of the virtual device, a device description of the virtual device including the embedded device or service is dynamically generated, a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) of the RA service device, from which the device description of the virtual device is acquired, is generated and opened to a device of the other party which has remotely accessed the RA service device, and the device description of the virtual device is provided, upon receipt of a request for the device description of the virtual device through the URL.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Se-Hee Han, Mahfuzur Rahman, Alan Messer
  • Patent number: 9973565
    Abstract: Various embodiments relate to a cloud-based temporary app management system. In one aspect of the invention, a cloud service provides a temporary app from a vendor. The temporary app is a mobile application that is temporarily accessible on a mobile device when a designated event (e.g. a change in the location or surroundings of the mobile device, a particular type of data stored in the mobile device, etc.) is detected by a mobile device. The cloud service receives event information from the mobile device. The event information indicates an event detected by the mobile device. The cloud service then determines whether to make the temporary app accessible on the mobile device based on an analysis of the designated event and the event information received from the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Glen D. Stone, Mahfuzur Rahman, Alan Messer, Russell A. Berkoff, Paul N. Fahn
  • Patent number: 9792353
    Abstract: A system implementing a method for providing sponsored information on an electronic device determines information of interest to the user as relevant information, accesses sponsored information, and provides sponsored information based on said relevant information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Alan Messer, Anugeetha Kunjithapatham, Mithun Sheshagiri, Phuong Nguyen, Priyang Rathod
  • Patent number: 9626515
    Abstract: An electronic system includes: a control unit configured to: calculating a risk score based on a permission requested by an application, generating a summary presentation based on the risk score for presenting a risk visualization of a privacy risk posed by an application, generating a subcategory presentation based on the risk score for presenting the risk visualization of the privacy risk posed to a device feature by the application, and a user interface, coupled to the control unit, configure to present a risk presentation including the summary presentation, the subcategory presentation, or a combination thereof for displaying on a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ruoxu Wang, Na Wang, Hongxia Jin, Alan Messer
  • Patent number: 9560504
    Abstract: In a first embodiment of the present invention, a method is provided comprising: receiving application data from a primary mobile device, wherein the application data is received via hooks designed to automatically send the application data received by or sent from an application on the primary mobile device; and sending the application data to one or more secondary mobile devices that are registered to the primary mobile device, wherein each of the secondary mobile devices are resource limited devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Alan Messer, Kyoung-Lae Noh
  • Patent number: 9485224
    Abstract: An information delivery system includes: a control unit configured to: generate an anonymous identity for concealing client information of an anonymous client from a provider, generate a comparison result for determining whether a client encryption data of the anonymous identity matches with a provider encryption data of the provider, obtain a provider notification based on the comparison result of a match for displaying on a device, and a user interface, coupled to the control unit, configured to display the provider notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hongxia Jin, Alan Messer
  • Publication number: 20160188883
    Abstract: An electronic system includes: a control unit configured to: calculating a risk score based on a permission requested by an application, generating a summary presentation based on the risk score for presenting a risk visualization of a privacy risk posed by an application, generating a subcategory presentation based on the risk score for presenting the risk visualization of the privacy risk posed to a device feature by the application, and a user interface, coupled to the control unit, configure to present a risk presentation including the summary presentation, the subcategory presentation, or a combination thereof for displaying on a device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Ruoxu Wang, Na Wang, Hongxia Jin, Alan Messer
  • Publication number: 20160170994
    Abstract: Enriching trajectory data from a device may include determining, using a processor, enrichment data items related to points of presence within trajectory data. The enrichment data items may be retrieved from a data source. Enriching trajectory data may also include determining, using the processor, ranking metrics for the enrichment data items and ranking, using the processor, the enrichment data items according to the ranking metrics. One or more ranked enrichment data items, in association with the related point of presence of the trajectory data, may be provided to a device using the processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Joakim Soderberg, Edwin A. Heredia, Pavan Kapanipathi, Glenn Algie, Alan Messer
  • Patent number: 9286385
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and system for providing access to information of potential interest to a user. Closed-caption information is analyzed to find related information on the Internet. User interactions with a TV which receives programming including closed-caption information are monitored to determine user interests or topics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Priyang Rathod, Phuong Nguyen, Alan Messer
  • Patent number: 9100723
    Abstract: A method and system that implement a process for managing video information on a video recording device. The management process involves receiving a video input signal including a video stream, obtaining content information corresponding to the video stream, associating the content information with the video stream, and storing the video stream and associated content information in a database as a searchable index for the video stream. The searchable index includes location of the stored video stream and identifies the associated content information. Then, content information from an input signal corresponding to a video stream is captured for analysis and searching the index to identify stored video streams related to the video program for suggestion to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Phuong Nguyen, Alan Messer
  • Patent number: 9032450
    Abstract: A method is provided comprising: receiving a constant bit rate video stream representing a single video from a video source via a managed broadband connection; converting the constant bit rate video stream into a single non-adaptive bit rate video stream by modifying a video transport stack of the video to be compatible with a home device media player video transport stack; modifying a video control stack of the video to be compatible with a device in a home network; adding a home networking transport stack to the video stream, wherein the home networking transport stack is such that it would appear to the device in the home network as if the video stream came from a server local to the home network; and delivering the video stream to a device in the home network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Glenn Algie, Alan Messer
  • Patent number: 9015189
    Abstract: A method and system for providing access to information via a supplementary device is provided. User access to primary information via a primary device is monitored. Key information related to the primary content is obtained by extracting and analyzing metadata sources for the primary information. Then, supplementary information related to the primary information is obtained based on the key information. The supplementary information is provided for user access via the supplementary device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mithun Sheshagiri, Simon J. Gibbs, Alan Messer, Anugeetha Kunjithapatham
  • Publication number: 20150067150
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a computer implemented method, a system, and/or a non-transitory computer readable medium can receive an actionable rule that represents user intent to share media data. The actionable rule can be analyzed to determine a set of conditions and a set of actions included in the actionable rule. The actionable rule, including the set of conditions and the set of actions, can be stored in a rule database. Context data can be acquired from a context database. Whether or not the set of conditions is satisfied based on the acquired context data can be determined. The set of actions can be executed when the set of conditions is satisfied based on the acquired context data. In some cases, executing the set of actions can include, at least in part, initiating a sharing of the media data with at least one target system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Edwin A. Heredia, Shailendra Kumar, Jun Nishimura, George Hsieh, Alan Messer
  • Patent number: 8948165
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method for providing voice communications in a packet switched network protocol through a home network is provided, the method comprising: receiving, at a first home network device, an incoming call in the packet switched network protocol; notifying a second home network device of the incoming call; receiving an indication from the second home network device that the second home network device accepts the call; and forwarding the incoming call to the second home network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mahfuzur Rahman, Alan Messer
  • Patent number: 8938465
    Abstract: A method and system for providing access to content on an electronic device is provided. One embodiment includes receiving contextual information and querying a packaged content source for content related to the contextual information. Available content relating to the contextual information from the packaged content source is then indicated for user access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Alan Messer
  • Patent number: 8934478
    Abstract: A method for operating a telephony server in a home network is provided, comprising: receiving a first registration action from a first telephony control point in the home network, the first registration action including an identification of a first user within a first telephony control point; supplying a first authentication identifier to the first telephony control point, wherein the first authentication identifier is bound to both the first telephony control point and the first user; receiving an invoked action granting a telephony action from the first telephony control point, wherein the invoked action includes an authentication identifier; determining if the authentication identifier received in the invoked action matches the authentication identifier bound to the user which the telephony action involves; and executing the telephony action if the authentication information received in the invoked action matches the authentication identifier bound to the user which the telephony action involves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mahfuzur Rahman, Alan Messer
  • Patent number: 8935269
    Abstract: A method and a system for searching for information using an electronic device, such as a consumer electronic device, that can be connected to a network. Such searching for information involves determining a context for a search for information, forming a search query based on the context of search for information, and performing a contextual search based on the search query. Performing the contextual search further includes performing a query refinement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Alan Messer, Mithun Sheshagiri, Anugeetha Kunjithapatham, Priyang Rathod, Phuong Nguyen, Doreen Cheng
  • Publication number: 20140330881
    Abstract: Various embodiments relate to a cloud-based temporary app management system. In one aspect of the invention, a cloud service provides a temporary app from a vendor. The temporary app is a mobile application that is temporarily accessible on a mobile device when a designated event (e.g. a change in the location or surroundings of the mobile device, a particular type of data stored in the mobile device, etc.) is detected by a mobile device. The cloud service receives event information from the mobile device. The event information indicates an event detected by the mobile device. The cloud service then determines whether to make the temporary app accessible on the mobile device based on an analysis of the designated event and the event information received from the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Glen D. STONE, Mahfuzur RAHMAN, Alan MESSER, Russell A. BERKOFF, Paul N. FAHN
  • Patent number: 8863221
    Abstract: A method and system that enables aggregation and management of services and contents on multiple networks, is provided. In one implementation, such a method and system functionally bridges a first network and a second network such that services and contents, no matter where they come from, can be delivered to a user on one or more devices in the second network. The services and contents in the first network are converted by certain applications to behave as if they exist in the second network, so that they can be accessed by one or more devices in the second network. Such a method and system enables applications to be easily developed and distributed over the Internet using popular Web browsers as the platform for application runtime environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu Song, Mithun Sheshagiri, Alan Messer