Patents by Inventor Andrew Sussman

Andrew Sussman 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: 10355936
    Abstract: Methods and systems for reducing burst usage of a networked computer system are described herein. In an embodiment, resource requesters can request, within a time window, resources over a computer network before the resources are available. The resources can then be allocated in batch mode when the resources are available. Thus, resource requests do not have to be processed in real-time, and resource requests can be received before the resources are available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Sussman, Brendan Ross, Bob Bennett, Dennis Denker, Andrew Karonis, Kenton F. Brett
  • Patent number: 10127598
    Abstract: This document describes a method and system for recommending items, such as beverages, that members of a group are likely to find appealing. When group members are identified, the system may identify one or more preference models for each member. Each preference model represents a pattern of dependency between characteristics of items that the member has rated and the member's ratings for those items. The system may develop a group preference profile by merging the patterns of dependency for each of the members into a group preference model. Then, when it receives a request for a recommendation for an item, the system uses the group preference profile to select, from a database, a candidate item having characteristics which are likely to appeal to many or all members of the group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: RingIT, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Dillon, Pamela Dillon, Andrew Sussman
  • Publication number: 20170004562
    Abstract: This document describes a method and system for recommending items, such as beverages, that members of a group are likely to find appealing. When group members are identified, the system may identify one or more preference models for each member. Each preference model represents a pattern of dependency between characteristics of items that the member has rated and the member's ratings for those items. The system may develop a group preference profile by merging the patterns of dependency for each of the members into a group preference model. Then, when it receives a request for a recommendation for an item, the system uses the group preference profile to select, from a database, a candidate item having characteristics which are likely to appeal to many or all members of the group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventors: Stephen Dillon, Pamela Dillon, Andrew Sussman
  • Patent number: 9449077
    Abstract: This document describes a method and system for recommending items, such as beverages, that members of a group are likely to find appealing. When group members are identified, the system may identify one or more preference models for each member. Each preference model represents a pattern of dependency between characteristics of items that the member has rated and the member's ratings for those items. The system may develop a group preference profile by merging the patterns of dependency for each of the members into a group preference model. Then, when it receives a request for a recommendation for an item, the system uses the group preference profile to select, from a database, a candidate item having characteristics which are likely to appeal to many or all members of the group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Wine Ring, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Dillon, Pamela Dillon, Andrew Sussman
  • Publication number: 20150235136
    Abstract: A personal taste assessment system recommends and predicts a person's preference for a consumable or other item. The system accesses a user profile for a person. The user profile includes a preference model representing associations between the person's ratings of items and a set of item characteristics. The system also accesses a database of characteristic values for a group of items, uses the identifying information to identify a candidate item having characteristic values whose properties match characteristics associated with the rated items that the person found to be appealing, and processes the characteristic values of the candidate item with the user profile to generate a predicted rating as a prediction of how the person would rate the identified candidate item. The system then causes an electronic device to output an identification of the candidate item and the predicted rating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Stephen Dillon, Pamela Dillon, Andrew Sussman
  • Patent number: 9026484
    Abstract: A personal taste assessment and prediction system implements a method of predicting a person's preference for an item. The system may receive identifying information about an item of interest, and it may use the identifying information to access a database of characteristic values for various items and identify one or more characteristics of the item of interest. The system will access a user profile and process the retrieved characteristics with a user profile for a person to generate a predicted rating for the item of interest for the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Wine Ring, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Dillon, Pamela Dillon, Andrew Sussman
  • Patent number: 8838517
    Abstract: A personal taste assessment system receives a person's ratings for various rated items, such as wines or other beverages, and it develops a preference model for the person based on the received ratings. When developing the preference model, the system accesses a database of candidate items, wherein each candidate item is associated with at least one trait value. The system retrieves from the database a value for at least one trait for each of the rated items, identifies at least one pattern of dependency between at least one of the retrieved trait values and at least one of the received ratings, and determines a preference model based on the at least one pattern of dependency. The system may use the preference model to develop a preference profile for the person, make recommendations, and/or make predictions as to items that the person and/or a group that includes the person may enjoy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Wine Ring, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Dillon, Pamela Dillon, Andrew Sussman
  • Publication number: 20140236870
    Abstract: A personal taste assessment and prediction system implements a method of predicting a person's preference for an item. The system may receive identifying information about an item of interest, and it may use the identifying information to access a database of characteristic values for various items and identify one or more characteristics of the item of interest. The system will access a user profile and process the retrieved characteristics with a user profile for a person to generate a predicted rating for the item of interest for the person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Wine Ring, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Dillon, Pamela Dillon, Andrew Sussman
  • Publication number: 20140229498
    Abstract: This document describes a method and system for recommending items, such as beverages, that members of a group are likely to find appealing. When group members are identified, the system may identify one or more preference models for each member. Each preference model represents a pattern of dependency between characteristics of items that the member has rated and the member's ratings for those items. The system may develop a group preference profile by merging the patterns of dependency for each of the members into a group preference model. Then, when it receives a request for a recommendation for an item, the system uses the group preference profile to select, from a database, a candidate item having characteristics which are likely to appeal to many or all members of the group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Wine Ring, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Dillon, Pamela Dillon, Andrew Sussman
  • Patent number: 8751429
    Abstract: A personal taste assessment system receives a person's ratings for various rated items, such as wines or other beverages, and it develops a preference model for the person based on the received ratings. When developing the preference model, the system accesses a database of candidate items, wherein each candidate item is associated with at least one trait value. The system retrieves from the database a value for at least one trait for each of the rated items, identifies at least one pattern of dependency between at least one of the retrieved trait values and at least one of the received ratings, and determines a preference model based on the at least one pattern of dependency. The system may use the preference model to develop a preference profile for the person, make recommendations, and/or make predictions as to items that the person and/or a group that includes the person may enjoy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Wine Ring, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Dillon, Pamela Dillon, Andrew Sussman
  • Publication number: 20140019296
    Abstract: A personal taste assessment system receives a person's ratings for various rated items, such as wines or other beverages, and it develops a preference model for the person based on the received ratings. When developing the preference model, the system accesses a database of candidate items, wherein each candidate item is associated with at least one trait value. The system retrieves from the database a value for at least one trait for each of the rated items, identifies at least one pattern of dependency between at least one of the retrieved trait values and at least one of the received ratings, and determines a preference model based on the at least one pattern of dependency. The system may use the preference model to develop a preference profile for the person, make recommendations, and/or make predictions as to items that the person and/or a group that includes the person may enjoy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Stephen Dillon, Pamela Dillon, Andrew Sussman
  • Publication number: 20140012794
    Abstract: A personal taste assessment system receives a person's ratings for various rated items, such as wines or other beverages, and it develops a preference model for the person based on the received ratings. When developing the preference model, the system accesses a database of candidate items, wherein each candidate item is associated with at least one trait value. The system retrieves from the database a value for at least one trait for each of the rated items, identifies at least one pattern of dependency between at least one of the retrieved trait values and at least one of the received ratings, and determines a preference model based on the at least one pattern of dependency. The system may use the preference model to develop a preference profile for the person, make recommendations, and/or make predictions as to items that the person and/or a group that includes the person may enjoy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventors: Stephen Dillon, Pamela Dillon, Andrew Sussman
  • Publication number: 20070245351
    Abstract: Methods and systems for reducing burst usage of a networked computer system are described herein. In an embodiment, resource requesters can request, within a time window, resources over a computer network before the resources are available. The resources can then be allocated in batch mode when the resources are available. Thus, resource requests do not have to be processed in real-time, and resource requests can be received before the resources are available.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2007
    Publication date: October 18, 2007
    Inventors: Andrew Sussman, Brendan Ross, Bob Bennett, Dennis Denker, Andrew Karonis