Patents by Inventor Andy Dustin

Andy Dustin 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: 10296090
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed herein for a media guidance application that determines the tactile attributes (e.g., an amount of pressure applied by a user, a length of time pressure is applied by a user, a velocity of the user input, etc.) associated with a received user input and determines which media guidance function, of a plurality of media guidance functions, is associated with the tactile attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Phil Golyshko, Andy Dustin
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20170024012
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed herein for a media guidance application that determines the tactile attributes (e.g., an amount of pressure applied by a user, a length of time pressure is applied by a user, a velocity of the user input, etc.) associated with a received user input and determines which media guidance function, of a plurality of media guidance functions, is associated with the tactile attributes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: Phil Golyshko, Andy Dustin
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9483118
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed herein for a media guidance application that determines the tactile attributes (e.g., an amount of pressure applied by a user, a length of time pressure is applied by a user, a velocity of the user input, etc.) associated with a received user input and determines which media guidance function, of a plurality of media guidance functions, is associated with the tactile attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Phil Golyshko, Andy Dustin
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 20150244747
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described herein for a media guidance application that presents holographic media content using a holographic interface and monitors the user and/or area about the holographic interface for user interactions that may cause the media guidance application to execute a media guidance function such as instructing another holographic interface to generate for display a portion of the holographic media content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Applicant: United Video Properties, Inc.
    Inventors: Vanessa Wickenkamp, Amanda Mallardo, Andy Dustin, William J. Korbecki, Douglas J. Seyller, James Cornell
  • Publication number: 20150185840
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed herein for a media guidance application that determines the tactile attributes (e.g., an amount of pressure applied by a user, a length of time pressure is applied by a user, a velocity of the user input, etc.) associated with a received user input and determines which media guidance function, of a plurality of media guidance functions, is associated with the tactile attributes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Applicant: United Video Properties, Inc.
    Inventors: Phil Golyshko, Andy Dustin