Patents by Inventor Athellina Athsani

Athellina Athsani 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: 11055325
    Abstract: A system and method for Context Enhanced Mapping. A request is received from a user over a network for a map comprising an identification of a physical location, and at least one criteria. The physical location is mapped. Spatial, temporal, topical, and social data available to the network relating to the physical location and criteria is retrieved using a global index of data available to the network and prioritized for inclusion based upon the user and context of the request. The map of the physical location and at least some of the retrieved spatial, temporal, topical, and social data is displayed on a display medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: R2 Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher William Higgins, Marc Eliot Davis, Ronald Martinez, Joseph James O'Sullivan, Christopher T. Paretti, Chris Kalaboukis, Athellina Athsani
  • Patent number: 10796343
    Abstract: A system for monetization of content includes a storage device for storage and retrieval of data, and a library of content and advertisements stored within the storage device. The library comprises an organizational structure for facilitating the storage and retrieval. The system also includes a monetization engine for identifying within the library a first content item having a first monetizable feature. The system is configured for selecting a second content item from several content items within the library, and associating the second content item to the first content item by using the first monetizable feature for presentation of the second content item in conjunction with the first content item. Further embodiments include various additional systems, methods, and computer readable media for implementation of the foregoing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: R2 Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Athellina Athsani, Chris Higgins, Joseph O'Sullivan, Marc Davis, Ron Martinez
  • Patent number: 10547798
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and apparatus for implementing a reality overlay device. A reality overlay device captures information that is pertinent to physical surroundings with respect to a device, the information including at least one of visual information or audio information. The reality overlay device may transmit at least a portion of the captured information to a second device. For instance, the reality overlay device may transmit at least a portion of the captured information to a server via the Internet, where the server is capable of identifying an appropriate virtual billboard. The reality overlay device may then receive overlay information for use in generating a transparent overlay via the reality overlay device. The transparent overlay is then superimposed via the device using the overlay information, wherein the transparent overlay provides one or more transparent images that are pertinent to the physical surroundings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Stephan Douris, Marc Perry, Barry Crane, Chris Kalaboukis, Athellina Athsani
  • Publication number: 20190156374
    Abstract: A system for monetization of content includes a storage device for storage and retrieval of data, and a library of content and advertisements stored within the storage device. The library comprises an organizational structure for facilitating the storage and retrieval. The system also includes a monetization engine for identifying within the library a first content item having a first monetizable feature. The system is configured for selecting a second content item from several content items within the library, and associating the second content item to the first content item by using the first monetizable feature for presentation of the second content item in conjunction with the first content item. Further embodiments include various additional systems, methods, and computer readable media for implementation of the foregoing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Athellina ATHSANI, Chris HIGGINS, Joseph O'SULLIVAN, Marc DAVIS, Ron MARTINEZ
  • Publication number: 20190158609
    Abstract: A system and method for improved mapping and routing. A request for the determination of a route is received over a network. The request comprises an identification of a requesting user, and at least one objective. Spatial, temporal, topical, and social data available to the network which relating to the requesting user and the request objectives are retrieved using a global index of data available to the network. At least one entity which satisfies at least one request objective and which has a physical location known to the network is selected using the retrieved spatial, temporal, topical, and social data. At least one physical route is mapped between a starting location and the selected entity and is displayed on a display medium. Sponsored and recommended content available to the network which relates to the requesting user, and at least one objective can additionally be displayed on the display medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher William HIGGINS, Marc Eliot DAVIS, Ronald MARTINEZ, Joseph James O'SULLIVAN, Athellina ATHSANI, Chris KALABOUKIS, Christopher T. PARETTI
  • Patent number: 10296937
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for targeting specific users with specific requested actions to be performed by the user and verified by any methods on behalf of an advertiser within an Internet display advertising campaign. The system discloses techniques for receiving an advertiser's requested actions and corresponding definitions of what constitutes a satisfaction of the action. The disclosure also details techniques for determining if and when and to what degree a requested action has been completed or satisfied by the targeted user, and details corresponding techniques for compensating the user and any other real or virtual entity who had contributed to the satisfaction of the requested action. The system implements a network of sensors that can aid in the determination of if and when and to what degree a requested action has been completed or satisfied. The network of sensors registers sensor recordings within a specialized sensor recording marketplace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Excalibur IP, LLC
    Inventors: Chris W. Higgins, Athellina Athsani, Carrie Burgener, Marc Davis, Simon P. King, Rahul Nair, Christopher T. Paretti
  • Patent number: 10282752
    Abstract: In the Internet field, interfaces which support social interaction are used by two or more people to share information and content. An example is a geolocation (map-type) interface (a web page for instance) which is relied upon by users to obtain travel routes, plan trips and find geolocation information, such as stores, restaurants and other places. Described here is a system for advertising whereby targeted advertisements are displayed to users of such an interface and the advertisements are the result of an analysis of user behavior during a particular interface session or several sessions, so advertisements are closely targeted to each particular user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventors: Athellina Athsani, Elizabeth F. Churchill, M. Cameron Jones
  • Patent number: 10275530
    Abstract: A system and method which may allow a requester to post a search query and get time-sensitive responses from other users who are best suited to respond to the search query. The system may find out such best suited responders based on their location, activity and time affinity/proximity to the search query, and forward the search query to them. The system may then return the responses to the requester. The system may also be able to automatically answer search queries based on users' historical query-response activities. By matching a search query with users knowledgeable about it, the invention may help a requester to get timely and accurate responses to his search query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventors: Chris Kalaboukis, Elizabeth F. Churchill, Athellina Athsani
  • Patent number: 10248956
    Abstract: A method for placing advertisements selects a first content from a variety of content, analyzes the first content for the presence of advertiser references, and matches a first advertisement from an advertiser to the first content by using the advertiser references. This method determines a set of presentation preferences for presentation of the first advertisement in conjunction with the first content and includes the set of presentation preferences with the first content. In some cases, the method embeds the presentation preferences as advertising information into the first content. Advantageously, the method presents the first advertisement in conjunction with the first content by using the presentation preferences. Further, the method tracks the presentation of content for monetization events and stores the tracking information in a log. The monetization event includes, for example, an impression, a click, an acquisition, and/or a conversion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventors: Athellina Athsani, Chris Higgins, Joesph O'Sullivan, Marc Davis, Ron Martinez
  • Patent number: 10230803
    Abstract: A system and method for improved mapping and routing. A request for the determination of a route is received over a network. The request comprises an identification of a requesting user, and at least one objective. Spatial, temporal, topical, and social data available to the network which relating to the requesting user and the request objectives are retrieved using a global index of data available to the network. At least one entity which satisfies at least one request objective and which has a physical location known to the network is selected using the retrieved spatial, temporal, topical, and social data. At least one physical route is mapped between a starting location and the selected entity and is displayed on a display medium. Sponsored and recommended content available to the network which relates to the requesting user, and at least one objective can additionally be displayed on the display medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher William Higgins, Marc Eliot Davis, Ronald Martinez, Joseph James O'Sullivan, Athellina Athsani, Chris Kalaboukis, Christopher T. Paretti
  • Patent number: 10212539
    Abstract: Apparatus, interfaces, and computer instructions are provided for establishing an association between a user and a declared interest, such as a brand or some other subject, and for generating a map to display the interests of one or more users. An association is established between an interest identifier, a user, and target object selected based upon an action of the user. The target object may include a location that may be specified by coordinates. The action may include selection of the at least one location by the user. Selection may include selecting a user interface feature that causes the at least one location to be selected based upon a geographical position of the user. The position may be determined by a Global Positioning System device carried by the user. Techniques are also disclosed for identifying people who are potentially interested in a given interest, or in a second interest related to a first interest, based on previously established interest-location-user associations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventors: Marc E. Davis, Christopher W. Higgins, Joseph O'Sullivan, Athellina Athsani, Christopher S. Jaffe, Ron Martinez
  • Patent number: 10209079
    Abstract: Routing information (e.g., routing information displayed in an electronic map or provided as verbal travel directions) is generated and presented to a user in a tailored manner. A request for routing information is received from a user. Spatial data, temporal data, social data, or topical data is retrieved that is related to the user and/or to a location or change of location of the user. Based on the retrieved data and the routing information, information display data is generated, and is provided to an electronic device of the user to generate an information display. An attribute of the information display is configured/modified based on the location information and/or on the spatial data, temporal data, social data, and/or topical data. For example, a display attribute and/or an audio attribute of the information display may be modified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Higgins, Marc E. Davis, Ronald Martinez, Joseph O'Sullivan, Christopher Paretti, Athellina Athsani, Chris Kalaboukis
  • Patent number: 10192244
    Abstract: A system for monetization of content includes a storage device for storage and retrieval of data, and a library of content and advertisements stored within the storage device. The library comprises an organizational structure for facilitating the storage and retrieval. The system also includes a monetization engine for identifying within the library a first content item having a first monetizable feature. The system is configured for selecting a second content item from several content items within the library, and associating the second content item to the first content item by using the first monetizable feature for presentation of the second content item in conjunction with the first content item. Further embodiments include various additional systems, methods, and computer readable media for implementation of the foregoing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventors: Athellina Athsani, Chris Higgins, Joseph O'Sullivan, Marc Davis, Ron Martinez
  • Patent number: 10171254
    Abstract: A method includes discovering live video feeds. The discovered live feeds are presented on a website. The viewing of one or more live video feeds and interaction with entities that are generating the live video feeds is enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Oath Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Davis, Joseph O'Sullivan, Chris W. Higgins, Ron Martinez, Athellina Athsani
  • Patent number: 10133458
    Abstract: A system and method for Context Enhanced Mapping. A request is received from a user over a network for a map comprising an identification of a physical location, and at least one criteria. The physical location is mapped. Spatial, temporal, topical, and social data available to the network relating to the physical location and criteria is retrieved using a global index of data available to the network and prioritized for inclusion based upon the user and context of the request. The map of the physical location and at least some of the retrieved spatial, temporal, topical, and social data is displayed on a display medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher William Higgins, Marc Eliot Davis, Ronald Martinez, Joseph James O'Sullivan, Christopher T. Paretti, Chris Kalaboukis, Athellina Athsani
  • Patent number: 10013489
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for providing recommendations for an activity to a user are provided. In one method, the method tracks status information of a plurality of users, and detects a trigger for providing recommendations for an activity. In response the trigger, the method identifies a cluster of users based on the status information of the users. The method further retrieves profiles and behavioral characteristics of the users in the identified cluster, and provides one or more recommendations for the activity to the user based, at least in part, upon the behavioral characteristics and the profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventors: M. Cameron Jones, Elizabeth F. Churchill, Athellina Athsani
  • Patent number: 9836189
    Abstract: A method and apparatus enabling inter-widget communication and control uses a central server to receive selected widgets and settings associated with at least one widget, wherein the received settings are used to at least partly determine the settings of the other selected widgets according to a pre-defined relationship between or among the widgets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Excalibur IP, LLC
    Inventors: Gary Clayton, Victor Chen, Athellina Athsani, Ronald G. Martinez
  • Publication number: 20170303081
    Abstract: Apparatus, interfaces, and computer instructions are provided for establishing an association between a user and a declared interest, such as a brand or some other subject, and for generating a map to display the interests of one or more users. An association is established between an interest identifier, a user, and target object selected based upon an action of the user. The target object may include a location that may be specified by coordinates. The action may include selection of the at least one location by the user. Selection may include selecting a user interface feature that causes the at least one location to be selected based upon a geographical position of the user. The position may be determined by a Global Positioning System device carried by the user. Techniques are also disclosed for identifying people who are potentially interested in a given interest, or in a second interest related to a first interest, based on previously established interest-location-user associations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Marc E. DAVIS, Christopher W. HIGGINS, Joseph O'SULLIVAN, Athellina ATHSANI, Christopher S. JAFFE, Ron MARTINEZ
  • Patent number: 9706345
    Abstract: Apparatus, interfaces, and computer instructions are provided for establishing an association between a user and a declared interest, such as a brand or some other subject, and for generating a map to display the interests of one or more users. An association is established between an interest identifier, a user, and target object selected based upon an action of the user. The target object may include a location that may be specified by coordinates. The action may include selection of the at least one location by the user. Selection may include selecting a user interface feature that causes the at least one location to be selected based upon a geographical position of the user. The position may be determined by a Global Positioning System device carried by the user. Techniques are also disclosed for identifying people who are potentially interested in a given interest, or in a second interest related to a first interest, based on previously established interest-location-user associations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventors: Marc E. Davis, Christopher W. Higgins, Joseph O'Sullivan, Athellina Athsani, Christopher S. Jaffe, Ron Martinez
  • Publication number: 20170109450
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and system for conducting a profile based search. The method and system includes receiving a search request including one or more search terms from a user, parsing the search request into categorical verticals, determining search refinement data relative to the categorical verticals, the search refinement data including at least one of: profile information, environmental data relative to the search request and historical behavior data relating to the search request or the user and accessing a database of aggregated search data based on the search refinement data. The method and system includes using the aggregated search data, determining a most relevant search query and a most relevant user profile, refining the search request based on the most relevant search query and most relevant user profile and generating an output display of a search result set based on the refined search request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventors: Athellina ATHSANI, M. Cameron JONES, Lawrence Gordon TESLER, Elizabeth F. CHURCHILL