Patents by Inventor Arturo Vermolen

Arturo Vermolen 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: 10075485
    Abstract: Current embodiments relate to generation/sharing of a snapshot of content that the user is viewing. Upon generation of a request for a snapshot of currently viewed content, the snapshot may be generated based at least in part upon one or more parameters and/or criteria included in the request and/or service generating the snapshot. Upon completion of the snapshot, a response that provides the snapshot or a location where the snapshot may be viewed is provided, such that the snapshot may be provided to particular sharing targets, such as social media platforms, electronic devices, email, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: NBCUniversal Media LLC
    Inventors: Vladislav Plazinskiy, Michael Ibrahim, Matthew DuLeone, Theodore Ortega, Arturo Vermolen
  • Publication number: 20160110757
    Abstract: Provided is a method for correlating individual action information with media content distribution, the method including obtaining data related to a presence of an external terminal relative to an output device providing media content, obtaining identifying information of a user associated with the detected external terminal, and storing, in a memory, data received from another party which indicates an action of the user at a virtual or physical location associated with a product or service presented in the provided media content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventors: Arturo VERMOLEN, Hai XU, Vladislav PLAZINSKIY
  • Publication number: 20150289032
    Abstract: Standard video (and audio) data are combined or blended with immersive video (and audio) data. The data may be collected together, and the standard video views may be a default or reflect a primary view or scene for certain content. The immersive video views may be adjacent or around the primary view, and are available for viewing based upon audience input. The data are blended temporally and spatially to synchronize and align them for virtually seamless transition between the standard video view and the immersive video views. Blending may be performed before distribution, after distribution, or some combination of these.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Inventors: Arturo Vermolen, Sheau Ng
  • Patent number: 9060206
    Abstract: Supplementary digital content is provided to be played with primary digital content on a media device, such as a television, handheld device, smart phone, computer, and so forth. The primary digital content is sampled, and the time of the sample is noted. The primary digital content is identified, and the supplementary digital content is selected and transmitted, with an indication of timing for play of the supplementary digital content based upon the sample time. Synchronization of the primary and supplementary digital content playback is based upon reference to the sample time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: NBCUniversal Media, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Berkowitz, Scott Wolynski, Myra Einstein, Matthew McKenna, Arturo Vermolen, Christopher J. Falkner
  • Patent number: 8737813
    Abstract: Primary digital content played on a media device, such as a television, handheld device, smart phone, computer, or other device, is sampled and data is derived from the sample for identification of the primary digital content. Automatic content recognition is performed to determine the primary digital content. The time of the sample may also be determined. Supplementary digital content is then selected and transmitted to the media device, or to another device, based upon the identified primary digital content. The supplementary digital content may be adapted in layout, type, length, or other manners, based upon the platform and/or configuration of the media device or any other device to which the supplementary digital content is transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: NBCUniversal Media, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Berkowitz, Scott Wolynski, Myra Einstein, Matthew McKenna, Arturo Vermolen, Christopher J. Falkner
  • Publication number: 20130070152
    Abstract: Supplementary digital content is provided to be played with primary digital content on a media device, such as a television, handheld device, smart phone, computer, and so forth. The primary digital content is sampled, and the time of the sample is noted. The primary digital content is identified, and the supplementary digital content is selected and transmitted, with an indication of timing for play of the supplementary digital content based upon the sample time. Synchronization of the primary and supplementary digital content playback is based upon reference to the sample time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: NBCUniversal Media LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Berkowitz, Scott Wolynski, Myra Einstein, Matthew McKenna, Arturo Vermolen, Christopher J. Falkner
  • Publication number: 20130071090
    Abstract: Primary digital content played on a media device, such as a television, handheld device, smart phone, computer, or other device, is sampled and data is derived from the sample for identification of the primary digital content. Automatic content recognition is performed to determine the primary digital content. The time of the sample may also be determined. Supplementary digital content is then selected and transmitted to the media device, or to another device, based upon the identified primary digital content. The supplementary digital content may be adapted in layout, type, length, or other manners, based upon the platform and/or configuration of the media device or any other device to which the supplementary digital content is transmitted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: NBCUniversal Media LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Berkowitz, Scott Wolynski, Myra Einstein, Matthew McKenna, Arturo Vermolen, Christopher J. Falkner
  • Publication number: 20120254404
    Abstract: A multi-tiered approach to identifying digital content and acting upon the identification includes transmitting data from a device on which the content is stored or played to a first tier entity where the content and the device are identified. The first tier entity may use any one of many techniques for identifying the data and device. Once the identification data is determined, the information is transmitted to any one of multiple second tier entities that work in cooperation with the first tier entity. The second tier entities may then perform any desired functions based on the identification, such as providing offers, content, products and/or services to the device, or to other devices associated with the device or the device user. Other tiers may be employed for carrying out particular functions or activities, such as under the direction of the second tier entities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: NBCUniversal Media LLC
    Inventors: Michael Shane Wilkinson, Thomas Bause, Arturo Vermolen, Sheau Ng, John Sullivan