Patents by Inventor Alif Khalfan

Alif Khalfan 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: 10380826
    Abstract: There is provided a system comprising a touch screen display, a non-transitory memory storing a user interface, one or more software applications, and a game application, and a hardware processor executing the game application to launch a game for playing by the user using the touch screen display, receive a game play input from the user, while playing the game using the touch screen display, unlock a locked game element of a plurality of locked game elements of the game, in response to the game play input by the user, and add one of a plurality of user interface elements corresponding to the unlocked game element for display by the user interface, in response to the unlocking, wherein each of the plurality of locked game elements corresponds to one of the plurality of user interface elements, and wherein the user interface is used by the one or more software applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Cho, Christopher Heatherly, Matthew Danner, Patrick Sager, Alif Khalfan, Bojan Jovanovic
  • Publication number: 20190220674
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a system to trigger presentation of in-vehicle content based on detected physical objects. The system may be coupled to a vehicle. The system may include one or more physical processors. The processor(s) may be configured to obtain output signals conveying detection information that facilitates detection and identification of physical objects near and/or within an interior of the vehicle. The processor(s) may be configured to identify the physical objects near or within the interior of the vehicle. The processor(s) may be configured to obtain usage information conveying recent and/or anticipated use of the physical objects. The processor(s) may be configured to control one or more vehicle components to provide content that is specific to the identity of the physical object and/or specific to the usage information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Alif Khalfan, Patricia Chao, Thomas M. DeKeyser, David Feder, Nina W. Chai, David Castor
  • Publication number: 20190134501
    Abstract: Systems, methods and articles of manufacture for affect a virtual world based n available electronic devices. A control node identifies electronic devices present within a physical environment. Embodiments detect a device type of a first electronic device and determine an API implemented by the first electronic device, based on the detected device type of the first electronic device. Electronic messages are transmitted to the first electronic device, via the one or more data communications networks. The electronic messages are formatted according to the determined API. One or more actions are determined for a first user for a first computer game, based on data received from the first electronic device via the one or more data communications networks, and a game state for the first computer game is updated, based on performance of the one or more actions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: David H. FEDER, Thomas M. DEKEYSER, Nina W. CHAI, Alif KHALFAN
  • Publication number: 20180114398
    Abstract: There is provided a system comprising a touch screen display, a non-transitory memory storing a user interface, one or more software applications, and a game application, and a hardware processor executing the game application to launch a game for playing by the user using the touch screen display, receive a game play input from the user, while playing the game using the touch screen display, unlock a locked game element of a plurality of locked game elements of the game, in response to the game play input by the user, and add one of a plurality of user interface elements corresponding to the unlocked game element for display by the user interface, in response to the unlocking, wherein each of the plurality of locked game elements corresponds to one of the plurality of user interface elements, and wherein the user interface is used by the one or more software applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Joseph Cho, Christopher Heatherly, Matthew Danner, Patrick Sager, Alif Khalfan, Bojan Jovanovic
  • Publication number: 20180078858
    Abstract: Systems, methods and articles of manufacture for manipulating an interactive gameplay of a mobile device in real-time based on a state of a physical environment in which the mobile device is located. Embodiments include receiving, from one or more sensor devices of the mobile device during an interactive gameplay of an application on the mobile device, data characteristic of operating conditions of the environment in which the mobile device is located. Once the application determines that data received from the sensors satisfies conditions configured on the application for each type of sensor device, embodiments determine whether to manipulate the interactive gameplay by querying a remote database for one or more gameplay effects corresponding to the data. Once a response identifying at least one gameplay effect associated with the data is received, embodiments manipulate the interactive gameplay based on the identified gameplay effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Nina CHAI, David FEDER, Thomas DEKEYSER, Alif KHALFAN
  • Patent number: 9700799
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products to perform an operation comprising authenticating a user on a first device by at least one of a biometric identifier of the user and a wearable device of the user, identifying a first application associated with the user, receiving, by the first device, the first application, receiving, by the first device, state information of the first application, wherein the state information reflects a previous interaction of the user with the first application, installing the first application on the first device, and restoring the state information on the first device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Millegan, Alif Khalfan, Robert H. Nelson
  • Publication number: 20170046049
    Abstract: Interactions with mobile applications may be facilitated via messaging interfaces. A first messaging interface may be presented via a first computing platform including a first entry field displaying first messaging content available for entry and/or selection by a first user. The first messaging content may include a first icon. The first icon may be selectable by a second user via the messaging feed displayed via a second communication field of a second computing platform. Selection of the first icon via the messaging feed displayed via the second communication field of the second computing platform may effectuate an interaction with a mobile application occurring on the second computing platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Alif Khalfan, David Feder, Patrick Millegan
  • Publication number: 20170019401
    Abstract: There is provided a method for use by a mobile device. The method includes launching a software application requiring an identity verification of each of a plurality of users for performing a requested action, the plurality of users including a first user and a second user, receiving a first biometric information of the first user and a second biometric information of the second user, sending the first biometric information of the first user and the second biometric information of the second user to a server, receiving notifications from the server as to whether the first and second biometric information corresponding to biometric information in first user and second user profiles, respectively, and performing the requested action, if the notifications indicate a match.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: David Feder, Patrick W. Millegan, Alif Khalfan
  • Publication number: 20160166936
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products to perform an operation comprising authenticating a user on a first device by at least one of a biometric identifier of the user and a wearable device of the user, identifying a first application associated with the user, receiving, by the first device, the first application, receiving, by the first device, state information of the first application, wherein the state information reflects a previous interaction of the user with the first application, installing the first application on the first device, and restoring the state information on the first device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Patrick MILLEGAN, Alif KHALFAN, Robert H. NELSON
  • Publication number: 20130122993
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention set forth a method for issuing an in-game virtual reward by visiting a physical location. The method includes offering an incentive for obtaining an opt-in authorization from a device; receiving the opt-in authorization from the device after the incentive is determined to be accepted; requesting the location of the device based on the opt-in authorization when receiving a notification message from the device; and issuing an in-game virtual reward after the notification message is determined to be sent at the physical location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventors: Mark Caldwell, Alif Khalfan