Patents by Inventor Andrew Fundament

Andrew Fundament 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: 9782681
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed herein for a media guidance application that determines a control scheme for a video game and maps the performance of particular media guidance application operations, unrelated to the video game, to the particular user input type already mapped to a video game function such that when the user performs the video game function, the particular media guidance application operation is also performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Vanessa Wickenkamp, Andrew Fundament, Andy Dustin, William J. Korbecki, Douglas J. Seyller
  • Patent number: 9672865
    Abstract: Methods and systems described herein provide for visualizing content across different time segments of a media asset. Information about content within a particular time segment of a media asset is retrieved. This content information is generated by processing user-generated messages corresponding to the particular time segment. Content descriptors are generated based on the received content information corresponding to the particular time segment. A timeline is generated, independently of presenting a media asset, wherein the timeline visually associates content descriptors with their corresponding time segments of the media asset. When these content descriptors are selected by a user, the user-generated messages corresponding to the content descriptor at the corresponding time segment are displayed to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Fundament, Vanessa Wickenkamp, Brian Craig Peterson, David John Wheatley, Jason William Conness, Melissa Bradley
  • Patent number: 9531708
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed herein for determining a biometric state of a user or an emotional state of a user. Based on the determined biometric state or emotional state, a determination is made whether information about a location is restricted. In response to determining that information about a location is restricted, a portion of the information about the location is identified, and access to the portion of the information is disabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: James Cornell, Andrew Fundament, Melissa Bradley, Vanessa Wickenkamp, Andy Dustin
  • Publication number: 20160011743
    Abstract: The systems and methods disclosed herein provide media guidance in relation to previously-viewed media assets. A request from a user to access a source by which a media asset is currently being transmitted to a plurality of users is received. In response to accessing the source by which the media asset is currently being transmitted, a viewing history associated with the user is accessed to determine whether the media asset has previously been viewed by the user. Responsive to determining that the media asset has previously been viewed by the user, a first play position, at which the user previously stopped viewing the media asset is identified. A transport bar is generated for display by the systems and methods, including a first time indicator corresponding to the first play position, and a second time indicator corresponding to a portion of the media asset currently being transmitted by the source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventor: Andrew Fundament
  • Publication number: 20150379118
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed herein for automatically adjusting media playlists, and media assets within those playlists, based on one or more activities performed by a user. For example, a media guidance application may select media assets for inclusion in a media playlist that correspond to particular activities. Moreover, the media playlist may be structured such that the select media assets are automatically presented while the user is performing the particular activities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: Vanessa Wickenkamp, Andrew Fundament, Douglas J. Seyller, Andy Dustin, James Cornell, Melissa Bradley
  • Publication number: 20150381923
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed herein for automatically adjusting a play length of a media asset based on actions of a user. For example, a media guidance application may select a media asset for presentation while a user brushes his teeth. Based on the progress of the teeth cleaning, the play length of the media asset may be adjusted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: Vanessa Wickenkamp, Andrew Fundament, Douglas J. Seyller, Andy Dustin, James Cornell, Melissa Bradley
  • Publication number: 20150347764
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described herein for a media guidance application that modifies parental control preferences based on the biometric state of a first user (e.g., a parent) and whether or not a change of the biometric state of the first user is caused by a second user (e.g., a child) that is subject to the parental control preferences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: UNITED VIDEO PROPERTIES, INC.
    Inventors: James Cornell, Andrew Fundament, Melissa Bradley, Vanessa Wickenkamp, Andy Dustin
  • Publication number: 20150346955
    Abstract: Methods and systems described herein provide for visualizing content across different time segments of a media asset. Information about content within a particular time segment of a media asset is retrieved. This content information is generated by processing user-generated messages corresponding to the particular time segment. Content descriptors are generated based on the received content information corresponding to the particular time segment. A timeline is generated, independently of presenting a media asset, wherein the timeline visually associates content descriptors with their corresponding time segments of the media asset. When these content descriptors are selected by a user, the user-generated messages corresponding to the content descriptor at the corresponding time segment are displayed to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Andrew Fundament, Vanessa Wickenkamp, Brian Craig Peterson, David John Wheatley, Jason William Conness, Melissa Bradley
  • Publication number: 20150350201
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed herein for determining a biometric state of a user or an emotional state of a user. Based on the determined biometric state or emotional state, a determination is made whether information about a location is restricted. In response to determining that information about a location is restricted, a portion of the information about the location is identified, and access to the portion of the information is disabled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: UNITED VIDEO PROPERTIES, INC.
    Inventors: James Cornell, Andrew Fundament, Melissa Bradley, Vanessa Wickenkamp, Andy Dustin
  • Publication number: 20150348122
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for a media guidance application that performs one or more media guidance application operations based on the biometric state of a user. For example, the media guidance application can present customize media content and/or perform customize media guidance application operations that are targeted to a user based on both the current biometric state of the user and the current location of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: UNITED VIDEO PROPERTIES, INC.
    Inventors: James Cornell, Andrew Fundament, Melissa Bradley, Vanessa Wickenkamp, Andy Dustin
  • Publication number: 20150314201
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed herein for a media guidance application that determines a control scheme for a video game and maps the performance of particular media guidance application operations, unrelated to the video game, to the particular user input type already mapped to a video game function such that when the user performs the video game function, the particular media guidance application operation is also performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Applicant: United Video Properties, Inc.
    Inventors: Vanessa Wickenkamp, Andrew Fundament, Andy Dustin, William J. Korbecki, Douglas J. Seyller
  • Publication number: 20150128164
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided herein for enabling users to seamlessly restrict access to media assets. These methods and systems are provided by way of generating for display a plurality of interactive identifiers on a scrollable page. A user input of a geometric shape is then received on the scrollable page, such that interactive identifiers are within the area of the geometric shape. It is then determined that a particular interactive identifier of the plurality of interactive identifiers is within the area of the geometric shape, and disabling the interactivity of the particular interactive identifier in response to this determination. Once the interactivity of the particular interactive identifier is disabled, the interactivity of the particular interactive identifier will remain disabled when its position on a display changes as the result of the scrollable page being scrolled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: UNITED VIDEO PROPERTIES, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew Fundament, David John Wheatley, Vanessa Wickenkamp, Amanda Mallardo
  • Publication number: 20150121306
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described herein for a media guidance application that customizes icons on an interface based on the frequency of use of the icon and provides the user with feedback related to the frequency of use for each icon. For example, the interface may include a plurality of icons, in which each of the plurality of icons is associated with individual visual properties. For each icon, feedback related to its frequency of use is provided by the media guidance application by modifying the individual visual properties associated with each icon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: UNITED VIDEO PROPERTIES, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew Fundament, David John Wheatley, Vanessa Wickenkamp, Amanda Mallardo
  • Publication number: 20140223481
    Abstract: Systems and methods for updating the search requests in interactive grid displays are presented. User equipment may receive a request to search a database of media asset information to find a media asset related to a received search string and the time window of the displayed interactive grid. After the search is complete, the search results may be presented to a user on the display. The user equipment may then receive a request to update the time window of the interactive grid display. In response to the update, the user equipment will search the database of media asset information for media assets related to the search string and the updated time window. The new search results may then be presented to the user. In some embodiments, the search results may be based on the search string and the displayed set of media asset sources on the interactive grid display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: UNITED VIDEO PROPERTIES, INC.
    Inventor: Andrew Fundament