Patents by Inventor Albert Y. S. Shum

Albert Y. S. Shum 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: 10460337
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and system for monitoring and rewarding athletic performance and use of a product worn by a person, thereby motivating use of the product and promoting customer loyalty. The present invention includes and system and method for measuring, tracking, and recording use of the product, preferably related to the athletic performance of an athlete, using a portable, remote device; transferring that data from the remote device to a common location, such as an Internet web site service; calculating, assigning, and tracking rewards based on the level of use determined from the data; and allowing the user to redeem his or her rewards or compare his or her performance level with other athletes using other remote devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert Y. S. Shum, Allan M. Schrock
  • Patent number: 10304072
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and system for monitoring and rewarding athletic performance and use of a product worn by a person, thereby motivating use of the product and promoting customer loyalty. The present invention includes and system and method for measuring, tracking, and recording use of the product, preferably related to the athletic performance of an athlete, using a portable, remote device; transferring that data from the remote device to a common location, such as an Internet web site service; calculating, assigning, and tracking rewards based on the level of use determined from the data; and allowing the user to redeem his or her rewards or compare his or her performance level with other athletes using other remote devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Allan M. Schrock, Albert Y. S. Shum
  • Patent number: 10282742
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and system for monitoring and rewarding athletic performance and use of a product worn by a person, thereby motivating use of the product and promoting customer loyalty. The present invention includes and system and method for measuring, tracking, and recording use of the product, preferably related to the athletic performance of an athlete, using a portable, remote device; transferring that data from the remote device to a common location, such as an Internet web site service; calculating, assigning, and tracking rewards based on the level of use determined from the data; and allowing the user to redeem his or her rewards or compare his or her performance level with other athletes using other remote devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Allan M. Schrock, Albert Y. S. Shum
  • Publication number: 20180114241
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and system for monitoring and rewarding athletic performance and use of a product worn by a person, thereby motivating use of the product and promoting customer loyalty. The present invention includes and system and method for measuring, tracking, and recording use of the product, preferably related to the athletic performance of an athlete, using a portable, remote device; transferring that data from the remote device to a common location, such as an Internet web site service; calculating, assigning, and tracking rewards based on the level of use determined from the data; and allowing the user to redeem his or her rewards or compare his or her performance level with other athletes using other remote devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Allan M. Schrock, Albert Y.S. Shum
  • Patent number: 9177604
    Abstract: Various embodiments enable a user of a mobile media device to select one or more channels to load onto the device. Each channel comprises a collection of media content files, such as video content, audio content, and so on. Each collection of media content files can be associated with a particular genre (or genres) of media content. A channel can be managed such that its collection of media content can be rearranged, augmented, and/or otherwise edited to produce a refreshed version of the channel. A user's interaction with content within a channel can be monitored to produce behavior data about the user. The behavior data can be used to customize the playback of a particular channel to reflect user preferences. The behavior data can also be used to produce channels that are custom tuned for the user and can be used to produce a customized version of a mobile media device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: William J. Lauby, Albert Y. S. Shum, Anton O. A. Andrews, Jonathan R. Harris, Jeffrey C. Fong
  • Publication number: 20150262212
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and system for monitoring and rewarding athletic performance and use of a product worn by a person, thereby motivating use of the product and promoting customer loyalty. The present invention includes and system and method for measuring, tracking, and recording use of the product, preferably related to the athletic performance of an athlete, using a portable, remote device; transferring that data from the remote device to a common location, such as an Internet web site service; calculating, assigning, and tracking rewards based on the level of use determined from the data; and allowing the user to redeem his or her rewards or compare his or her performance level with other athletes using other remote devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Inventors: Allan M. Schrock, Albert Y.S. Shum
  • Publication number: 20140344045
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and system for monitoring and rewarding athletic performance and use of a product worn by a person, thereby motivating use of the product and promoting customer loyalty. The present invention includes and system and method for measuring, tracking, and recording use of the product, preferably related to the athletic performance of an athlete, using a portable, remote device; transferring that data from the remote device to a common location, such as an Internet web site service; calculating, assigning, and tracking rewards based on the level of use determined from the data; and allowing the user to redeem his or her rewards or compare his or her performance level with other athletes using other remote devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Albert Y.S. Shum, Allan M. Schrock
  • Patent number: 8838471
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and system for monitoring and rewarding athletic performance and use of a product worn by a person, thereby motivating use of the product and promoting customer loyalty. The present invention includes and system and method for measuring, tracking, and recording use of the product, preferably related to the athletic performance of an athlete, using a portable, remote device; transferring that data from the remote device to a common location, such as an Internet web site service; calculating, assigning, and tracking rewards based on the level of use determined from the data; and allowing the user to redeem his or her rewards or compare his or her performance level with other athletes using other remote devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert Y. S. Shum, Allan M Schrock
  • Patent number: 8171112
    Abstract: Various embodiments enable a user of a mobile media device to select one or more channels to load onto the device. Each channel comprises a collection of media content files, such as video content, audio content, and so on. Each collection of media content files can be associated with a particular genre (or genres) of media content. A channel can be managed such that its collection of media content can be rearranged, augmented, and/or otherwise edited to produce a refreshed version of the channel. The refreshed version of the channel can be provided to the mobile media device for playback. Thus, a channel associated with a particular genre of media content can provide a user with a dynamic user experience without requiring the user to manipulate specific media content files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Albert Y. S. Shum, William J. Lauby, Anton O. A. Andrews, Jonathan R. Harris, Jeffrey C. Fong
  • Publication number: 20110145361
    Abstract: Various embodiments enable a user of a mobile media device to select one or more channels to load onto the device. Each channel comprises a collection of media content files, such as video content, audio content, and so on. Each collection of media content files can be associated with a particular genre (or genres) of media content. A channel can be managed such that its collection of media content can be rearranged, augmented, and/or otherwise edited to produce a refreshed version of the channel. The refreshed version of the channel can be provided to the mobile media device for playback. Thus, a channel associated with a particular genre of media content can provide a user with a dynamic user experience without requiring the user to manipulate specific media content files.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Albert Y.S. Shum, William J. Lauby, Anton O.A. Andrews, Jonathan R. Harris, Jeffrey C. Fong
  • Patent number: 7933974
    Abstract: Various embodiments enable a user of a mobile media device to select one or more channels to load onto the device. Each channel comprises a collection of media content files, such as video content, audio content, and so on. Each collection of media content files can be associated with a particular genre (or genres) of media content. A channel can be managed such that its collection of media content can be rearranged, augmented, and/or otherwise edited to produce a refreshed version of the channel. The refreshed version of the channel can be provided to the mobile media device for playback. Thus, a channel associated with a particular genre of media content can provide a user with a dynamic user experience without requiring the user to manipulate specific media content files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Albert Y. S. Shum, William J. Lauby, Anton O. A. Andrews, Jonathan R. Harris, Jeffrey C. Fong
  • Publication number: 20090293091
    Abstract: Various embodiments enable a user of a mobile media device to select one or more channels to load onto the device. Each channel comprises a collection of media content files, such as video content, audio content, and so on. Each collection of media content files can be associated with a particular genre (or genres) of media content. A channel can be managed such that its collection of media content can be rearranged, augmented, and/or otherwise edited to produce a refreshed version of the channel. The refreshed version of the channel can be provided to the mobile media device for playback. Thus, a channel associated with a particular genre of media content can provide a user with a dynamic user experience without requiring the user to manipulate specific media content files.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Albert Y.S. Shum, William J. Lauby, Anton O.A. Andrews, Jonathon R. Harris, Jeffrey C. Fong
  • Publication number: 20090291677
    Abstract: Various embodiments enable a user of a mobile media device to select one or more channels to load onto the device. Each channel comprises a collection of media content files, such as video content, audio content, and so on. Each collection of media content files can be associated with a particular genre (or genres) of media content. A channel can be managed such that its collection of media content can be rearranged, augmented, and/or otherwise edited to produce a refreshed version of the channel. A user's interaction with content within a channel can be monitored to produce behavior data about the user. The behavior data can be used to customize the playback of a particular channel to reflect user preferences. The behavior data can also be used to produce channels that are custom tuned for the user and can be used to produce a customized version of a mobile media device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: William J. Lauby, Albert Y.S. Shum, Anton O.A. Andrews, Jonathan R. Harris, Jeffrey C. Fong
  • Patent number: 6585622
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and system for monitoring and rewarding athletic performance and use of a product worn by a person, thereby motivating use of the product and promoting customer loyalty. The present invention includes and system and method for measuring, tracking, and recording use of the product, preferably related to the athletic performance of an athlete, using a portable, remote device; transferring that data from the remote device to a common location, such as an Internet web site service; calculating, assigning, and tracking rewards based on the level of use determined from the data; and allowing the user to redeem his or her rewards or compare his or her performance level with other athletes using other remote devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2003
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert Y. S. Shum, Allan M. Schrock
  • Patent number: D618646
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: David Henry Wykes, Catherine Kim, Audrey C. C. Louchart, Joel B. Jacobs, Kathleen W. Holmes, Jonathan D. Friedman, Albert Y. S. Shum, Michael Prstojevich, Bo Stefan Andren, Scott Harold Wilson
  • Patent number: D618647
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: David Henry Wykes, Catherine Kim, Audrey C. C. Louchart, Joel B. Jacobs, Kathleen W. Holmes, Jonathan D. Friedman, Albert Y. S. Shum, Michael Prstojevich, Norio Fujikawa
  • Patent number: D629378
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: David Henry Wykes, Catherine Kim, Audrey C. C. Louchart, Joel B. Jacobs, Kathleen W. Holmes, Jonathan D. Friedman, Albert Y. S. Shum, Michael Prstojevich, Bo Stefan Andren, Scott Harold Wilson
  • Patent number: D629379
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: David Henry Wykes, Catherine Kim, Audrey C. C. Louchart, Joel B. Jacobs, Kathleen W. Holmes, Jonathan D. Friedman, Albert Y. S. Shum, Michael Prstojevich, Norio Fujikawa
  • Patent number: D638819
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Albert Y. S. Shum, Sung-Ho Son, Carl J. Ledbetter, Jonathan Reed Harris, Scott Harold Wilson