Patents by Inventor Andrew Olcott

Andrew Olcott 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: 11074397
    Abstract: Described herein are techniques for adding adaptive annotations to an electronic content item. For example, a user may insert an annotation by hand drawing the annotation over the content of the content item, in white space around the content, or within an annotation window. The user may also anchor, associate, or link annotations to particular portion of the content item, such that when the content is displayed or rendered on a display of an electronic device, the annotation appears in-line with the content and adjacent to the associated portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael James Lu, Allison Bhang, Andrew Scott Craft, Andrew Olcott
  • Patent number: 10946270
    Abstract: A peripheral device is configured to obtain configuration information from user equipment. The configuration information is for the peripheral device, wherein during receipt of the configuration information the peripheral device is not in communication with the user equipment. The configuration information is based on selections obtained via the user equipment and associated with operational parameters for the peripheral device. The configuration information is stored in a memory that is remote from the user equipment. Provisioning information is provided to the user equipment, wherein the provisioning information is associated with the configuration information and wherein the provisioning information enables configuration of the peripheral device with the operational parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: STEELSERIES ApS
    Inventors: Jeffrey Nicholas Mahlmeister, Andrew Olcott
  • Publication number: 20210001212
    Abstract: A system that incorporates the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method that includes identifying a plurality of devices associated with a computing device, identifying status information from each device of the plurality of devices, and identifying presentation features for each device of the plurality of devices. The method further includes receiving presentation information indicating a setting to present first status information from a first device of the plurality of devices via a selected device of the plurality of devices, wherein the first status is presented on the selected device by a selected presentation feature of the selected device. Additional embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: STEELSERIES ApS
    Inventors: Jeffrey Nicholas Mahlmeister, Dave Astels, Andrew Olcott
  • Patent number: 10780342
    Abstract: A system that incorporates the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method that includes identifying a plurality of devices associated with a computing device, identifying status information from each device of the plurality of devices, and identifying presentation features for each device of the plurality of devices. The method further includes receiving presentation information indicating a setting to present first status information from a first device of the plurality of devices via a selected device of the plurality of devices, wherein the first status is presented on the selected device by a selected presentation feature of the selected device. Additional embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: STEELSERIES ApS
    Inventors: Jeffrey Nicholas Mahlmeister, Dave Astels, Andrew Olcott
  • Patent number: 10599758
    Abstract: A metadata item may be generated that includes metadata content corresponding to a selected portion of digital content stored on a first device, the metadata item may be associated with a first user profile, and the metadata item may be distributed to a second user device storing the digital content such that the metadata item can be accessed via a second user profile and rendered on the second user device in association with the digital content. In this manner, metadata content corresponding to digital content may be shared across user profiles that access the digital content. In addition, a collaborative content item may be generated that includes collaborative content associated with a word or phrase in digital content and that is editable by multiple user profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Wainwright Gregory Siady Yu, Robert Wayne Roth, Ashish Singh, Brian David Rosenblat, Jeffrey Craig Kunins, Eric Michael Franklin, Walter Manching Tseng, Seth Gershom Goldstein, Otis Yeager Chandler, Andrew Olcott
  • Patent number: 10599293
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for generating, displaying, and navigating contextual user interfaces. A contextual user interface is associated with a particular context, such as a particular provider of items. A contextual user interface generation service may generate a contextual user interface for a particular provider, or may generate a contextual user interface for an aggregate context that includes multiple providers. A user interface element may be provided for navigating from one context to another, and a contextual user interface may be displayed or updated as the selected context changes. The contextual user interface may display context-specific information, such as provider-specific items, criteria, or other information, and may automatically change the displayed context as context-specific items are selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Olcott, Julia Hannah Blum, Wesley Scott Lauka
  • Patent number: 10545640
    Abstract: Electronic content such as an electronic book (e-book) that is referenced in or otherwise related to other content such as website content is identified, and a visual representation of the electronic content is generated. The visual representation is presented in conjunction with the website content, and a reader application for previewing the electronic content is launched via user interaction with the visual representation. Exiting the reader application causes a browser application that is rendering the website content to be automatically returned to a foreground state. A variety of actions are enabled via interaction with the reader application such as purchasing the electronic content, sharing the electronic content, or downloading a sample preview of the electronic content for later consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Wainwright Gregory Siady Yu, Anisha Gulabani, Andrew Olcott, Robert Wayne Roth, Joon Hao Chuah, Jeffrey Craig Kunins, Brandon LaBranche Watson, Simran K. Dua, Manigandan Natarajan, Mohammad Kanso, William M. Hsu
  • Patent number: 10474330
    Abstract: Some implementations include identifying conflicts between multiple layers of supplementary content associated with a digital work (e.g., an electronic book). For individual conflicts between layers of supplementary content at one or more locations within the digital work, conflicts between layers may be resolved in favor of a higher priority layer. Upon resolution of the conflict, information associated with the higher priority layer for supplementing content at a particular location in the digital work may be determined. A visual identifier of the higher priority layer may be displayed along with content associated with the digital work at the particular location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig R. Brookes, Joseph King, Wainwright Gregory Siady Yu, Charles Conroy Moore, Andrew Olcott, Eric Allen Menninga, Brandon LaBranche Watson, Andrew Scott Craft
  • Patent number: 10467668
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided herein for providing item information via a network page of an electronic marketplace. A set of items associated with a potential order of an electronic marketplace may be obtained. The set of items may be associated with a threshold condition that must be met prior to enabling completion of the potential order. Item information associated with the set of items, electronic representations of a portion of a plurality of related items, and a remainder value may be displayed on a network page provided by a mobile device. The remainder value may indicate a difference between a current state of the set of items and the threshold condition. A request to associate a related item of the plurality of related items with the potential order may be received. The set of items may be updated and the remainder value may be modified based on the update.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Wesley Scott Lauka, Martin Cortez, Phuong-Thao Nguyen, Andrew Olcott
  • Patent number: 10445116
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for providing a context interaction determination service. A context interaction determination service may determine that a user has selected a context-specific item in a contextual user interface, and may notify the user that a more specific context is available and provide additional information regarding the new context. A contextual user interface may be associated with a context, which in turn may be associated with a provider or providers of items. The context interaction determination service may determine that a selected item is associated with a particular provider and context, and that a set of previously selected items does not include any items associated with that context. The context interaction determination service may thus notify the user of the interaction with the new context, display a user interface or provider-specific criteria for the new context, or provide other information regarding the new context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Wesley Scott Lauka, Andrew Olcott, Adrienne Jiambalvo Wilhoit
  • Publication number: 20190143203
    Abstract: A peripheral device is configured to obtain configuration information from user equipment. The configuration information is for the peripheral device, wherein during receipt of the configuration information the peripheral device is not in communication with the user equipment. The configuration information is based on selections obtained via the user equipment and associated with operational parameters for the peripheral device. The configuration information is stored in a memory that is remote from the user equipment. Provisioning information is provided to the user equipment, wherein the provisioning information is associated with the configuration information and wherein the provisioning information enables configuration of the peripheral device with the operational parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: STEELSERIES ApS
    Inventors: Jeffrey Nicholas Mahlmeister, Andrew Olcott
  • Publication number: 20190134497
    Abstract: A system that incorporates the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method that includes identifying a plurality of devices associated with a computing device, identifying status information from each device of the plurality of devices, and identifying presentation features for each device of the plurality of devices. The method further includes receiving presentation information indicating a setting to present first status information from a first device of the plurality of devices via a selected device of the plurality of devices, wherein the first status is presented on the selected device by a selected presentation feature of the selected device. Additional embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: STEELSERIES ApS
    Inventors: Jeffrey Nicholas Mahlmeister, Dave Astels, Andrew Olcott
  • Patent number: 10255249
    Abstract: Electronic content such as an electronic book (e-book) that is referenced in or otherwise related to other content such as website content is identified, and a visual representation of the electronic content is generated. The visual representation is presented in conjunction with the website content, and a reader application for previewing the electronic content is launched via user interaction with the visual representation. Exiting the reader application causes a browser application that is rendering the website content to be automatically returned to a foreground state. A variety of actions are enabled via interaction with the reader application such as purchasing the electronic content, sharing the electronic content, or downloading a sample preview of the electronic content for later consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Wainwright Gregory Siady Yu, Anisha Gulabani, Andrew Olcott, Robert Wayne Roth, Joon Hao Chuah, Jeffrey Craig Kunins, Brandon LaBranche Watson, Simran K. Dua, Manigandan Natarajan, Mohammad Kanso, William M. Hsu
  • Patent number: 10220306
    Abstract: A peripheral device is configured to obtain configuration information from user equipment. The configuration information is for the peripheral device, wherein during receipt of the configuration information the peripheral device is not in communication with the user equipment. The configuration information is based on selections obtained via the user equipment and associated with operational parameters for the peripheral device. The configuration information is stored in a memory that is remote from the user equipment. Provisioning information is provided to the user equipment, wherein the provisioning information is associated with the configuration information and wherein the provisioning information enables configuration of the peripheral device with the operational parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: STEELSERIES ApS
    Inventors: Jeffrey Nicholas Mahlmeister, Andrew Olcott
  • Patent number: 10207179
    Abstract: A system that incorporates the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method that includes identifying a plurality of devices associated with a computing device, identifying status information from each device of the plurality of devices, and identifying presentation features for each device of the plurality of devices. The method further includes receiving presentation information indicating a setting to present first status information from a first device of the plurality of devices via a selected device of the plurality of devices, wherein the first status is presented on the selected device by a selected presentation feature of the selected device. Additional embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: STEELSERIES ApS
    Inventors: Jeffrey Nicholas Mahlmeister, Dave Astels, Andrew Olcott
  • Patent number: 10083160
    Abstract: A metadata item may be generated that includes metadata content corresponding to a selected portion of digital content stored on a first device, the metadata item may be associated with a first user profile, and the metadata item may be distributed to a second user device storing the digital content such that the metadata item can be accessed via a second user profile and rendered on the second user device in association with the digital content. In this manner, metadata content corresponding to digital content may be shared across user profiles that access the digital content. In addition, a collaborative content item may be generated that includes collaborative content associated with a word or phrase in digital content and that is editable by multiple user profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Wainwright Gregory Siady Yu, Shanmugarasa Muhunthan, Robert Wayne Roth, Ashish Singh, Brian David Rosenblat, Jeffrey Craig Kunins, Eric Michael Franklin, Walter Manching Tseng, Seth Gershom Goldstein, Otis Yeager Chandler, Andrew Olcott, Arjun Subramanian, Jay Prashant Subhash, Manigandan Natarajan
  • Publication number: 20180236353
    Abstract: A system that incorporates the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method that includes identifying a plurality of devices associated with a computing device, identifying status information from each device of the plurality of devices, and identifying presentation features for each device of the plurality of devices. The method further includes receiving presentation information indicating a setting to present first status information from a first device of the plurality of devices via a selected device of the plurality of devices, wherein the first status is presented on the selected device by a selected presentation feature of the selected device. Additional embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicant: STEELSERIES ApS
    Inventors: Jeffrey Nicholas Mahlmeister, Dave Astels, Andrew Olcott
  • Publication number: 20180178115
    Abstract: A peripheral device is configured to obtain configuration information from user equipment. The configuration information is for the peripheral device, wherein during receipt of the configuration information the peripheral device is not in communication with the user equipment. The configuration information is based on selections obtained via the user equipment and associated with operational parameters for the peripheral device. The configuration information is stored in a memory that is remote from the user equipment. Provisioning information is provided to the user equipment, wherein the provisioning information is associated with the configuration information and wherein the provisioning information enables configuration of the peripheral device with the operational parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: STEELSERIES ApS
    Inventors: Jeffrey Nicholas Mahlmeister, Andrew Olcott
  • Publication number: 20180174212
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided herein for providing item information via a network page of an electronic marketplace. A set of items associated with a potential order of an electronic marketplace may be obtained. The set of items may be associated with a threshold condition that must be met prior to enabling completion of the potential order. Item information associated with the set of items, electronic representations of a portion of a plurality of related items, and a remainder value may be displayed on a network page provided by a mobile device. The remainder value may indicate a difference between a current state of the set of items and the threshold condition. A request to associate a related item of the plurality of related items with the potential order may be received. The set of items may be updated and the remainder value may be modified based on the update.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Wesley Scott Lauka, Martin Cortez, Phuong-Thao Nguyen, Andrew Olcott
  • Patent number: 9975043
    Abstract: A system that incorporates the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method that includes identifying a plurality of devices associated with a computing device, identifying status information from each device of the plurality of devices, and identifying presentation features for each device of the plurality of devices. The method further includes receiving presentation information indicating a setting to present first status information from a first device of the plurality of devices via a selected device of the plurality of devices, wherein the first status is presented on the selected device by a selected presentation feature of the selected device. Additional embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: STEELSERIES ApS
    Inventors: Jeffrey Nicholas Mahlmeister, Dave Astels, Andrew Olcott