Patents by Inventor Aman Sagar

Aman Sagar 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: 9927957
    Abstract: Embodiments of this disclosure enable synchronized content items, such as an ebook and corresponding audiobook, to be navigated via a rotational interface (e.g., a “jog wheel”). Specifically, a playback device is disclosed that enables a rotational interface to be used to select locations within an audiobook or other audio content. During selection of a location, the playback device can maintain an output indicator indicating one or more words within a textual content that match the selected location within the audio content. Thus, a user is enabled to easily and intuitively select precise locations within audio content. In some embodiments, an acceleration or speed of input to the rotational interface may modify how quickly locations within the content item are traversed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: AUDIBLE, INC.
    Inventors: Aman Sagar, Michael Angelo Macchione, III
  • Publication number: 20170186338
    Abstract: Described herein are techniques for improving foreign language learning of a user. In some cases, the system may present text in a foreign language to the user while outputting audio associated with the text. At various periods, the system may prompt the user to rate the difficulty associated with the text and based at least in part on the difficulty rating presenting the user with various options to alter the experience associated with consuming the text to improve the users foreign language absorption rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: Dikla Treves, Alexandra Hsiao, Fangbing Qiu, Aman Sagar, Dan Stefanescu, Michael Angelo Macchione, III
  • Patent number: 9680945
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed enabling recommendations of content items based on a difficulty of the content item as well as a skill level of the user. Skill-based content recommendations may be utilized, for example, in recommending content to language learners. Skill-based recommendations may be based on a variety of difficulty metrics of the content item, such as vocabulary and complexity of the language (e.g., words per paragraph, syllables per word, etc.), as well as a variety of skill metrics of the user (e.g., as explicitly provided by the user or implicitly determined based on a user's interaction with content items). Advantageously, such metrics can enable generation of recommendations based on a multi-dimensional difficulty assessment. Further, difficulty metrics, skill metrics, or the relationship between such metrics may be dynamically updated over time based on continued feedback from users, such that recommendations are dynamically improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Audible, Inc.
    Inventors: Dikla Treves, Francis Andrew Shanahan, Lisa Marie Stringer, Guy Ashley Story, Jr., Aman Sagar, Puneet Girdhar, Jodi Rothstein
  • Patent number: 7603621
    Abstract: An interface is presented that can be used by those with little or no computer skills and little or no reading skills. In an exemplary embodiment, the icon pictures are detailed enough that they do not need text to be understood. Most icons do not require that they be clicked to be selected, rather they select on cursor hover. When an icon is hovered over, in an exemplary embodiment, it increases in size to make it easier for a user to select it. The interface has a help function that provides a voice that tells the function of an icon when the icon is moused over or otherwise tentatively chosen by a user. The help function voice may be accompanied by a virtual companion—a picture of a person, who, in some embodiments, is animated and appears to be speaking the help text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Kentaro Toyama, Aman Sagar, Indrani Medhi
  • Publication number: 20080040693
    Abstract: An interface is presented that can be used by those with little or no computer skills and little or no reading skills. In an exemplary embodiment, the icon pictures are detailed enough that they do not need text to be understood. Most icons do not require that they be clicked to be selected, rather they select on cursor hover. When an icon is hovered over, in an exemplary embodiment, it increases in size to make it easier for a user to select it. The interface has a help function that provides a voice that tells the function of an icon when the icon is moused over or otherwise tentatively chosen by a user. The help function voice may be accompanied by a virtual companion a picture of a person, who, in some embodiments, is animated and appears to be speaking the help text.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2006
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Kentaro Toyama, Aman Sagar, Indrani Medhi