Patents by Inventor Benjamin Ackerman

Benjamin Ackerman 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).

  • Publication number: 20220237996
    Abstract: A video data collection and sharing platform is provided capable of detecting high-priority events and communicating alerts to users. A high-priority event is captured by a video capturing device with one or more sensor modules, including one or more video cameras for recording video footage. A network connection is established and input from one or more sensor modules is received. The input includes image data from the one or more video cameras. An input from the one or more sensor modules is analyzed to determine a potential high-priority event. Upon determining a potential high-priority event, conditions of the network connection are measured and an amount of data to be transmitted to a remote server through the network connection is determined based, at least in part, on the measured conditions of the network connection. The determined amount of data is then transmitted to the remote server. The transmitted data includes at least part of the image data from the one or more video cameras.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicant: Xirgo Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Hodge, Nathan Ackerman, Benjamin Griffin PETROSKI
  • Patent number: 10296169
    Abstract: A method for interactive delivery of cloud-based content to a user viewing a display comprises displaying a main interface screen on the display. The main interface screen comprises a background, presenting selected streamed content; a foreground overlay, comprising a timeline-based cross information bar; and a header presenting a plurality of control icons. In one aspect, the background reaches the boundaries of the display, the cross information bar comprises a vertical bar, comprising a scrollable listing of content categories, and a horizontal bar, comprising a listing of representations of cloud-based content the user is authorized to access, such that when the user selects one of the content categories, the horizontal bar extends to the right from the selected category listing, and is populated with representations of content corresponding to the selected category.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT LLC
    Inventors: Amit Nag, Daniel Myers, Benjamin Ackerman, Mathieu Verbeeck, Carsten Schwesig
  • Publication number: 20180004370
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes methods and systems directed towards implementations of a quick menu. The quick menu provides a user with easy and quick access to different user interfaces, content, and/or content sources. The user can request display of the quick menu with a user input and can subsequently choose which subsequent user interface to access via displayed icons within the quick menu.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Steven Edward Silvas, Michael Gross, Christopher Hebert, Benjamin Ackerman, Daniel Myers
  • Publication number: 20160269793
    Abstract: Methods and systems enhance user experience of an interactive content delivery service. A main interface screen comprises a background, playing selected streamed content; and a foreground overlay, comprising a vertical bar crossing a horizontal bar. The vertical bar lists content categories, a first category corresponding to content currently available for immediate viewing, and another category corresponding to content designated by the user as favorite content. The horizontal bar comprises thumbnail representations of content in the category selected by the user from the vertical bar. When the first category is selected, a thumbnail representation in the horizontal bar corresponding to the content currently being played includes a first symbol indicating whether the content being played is live or recorded, and a second symbol indicating whether the content is currently being recorded. When the favorite content category in the vertical bar is selected, a favorites button appears in the foreground overlay.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Applicants: Sony Corporation, Sony Network Entertainment International LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Myers, Benjamin Ackerman, Amit Nag
  • Publication number: 20160170582
    Abstract: A method for interactive delivery of cloud-based content to a user viewing a display comprises displaying a main interface screen on the display. The main interface screen comprises a background, presenting selected streamed content; a foreground overlay, comprising a timeline-based cross information bar; and a header presenting a plurality of control icons. In one aspect, the background reaches the boundaries of the display, the cross information bar comprises a vertical bar, comprising a scrollable listing of content categories, and a horizontal bar, comprising a listing of representations of cloud-based content the user is authorized to access, such that when the user selects one of the content categories, the horizontal bar extends to the right from the selected category listing, and is populated with representations of content corresponding to the selected category.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Applicants: SONY NETWORK ENTERTAINMENT INTERNATIONAL LLC, SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Amit Nag, Daniel Myers, Benjamin Ackerman, Mathieu Verbeeck, Carsten Schwesig