Patents by Inventor Benjamin Falchuk

Benjamin Falchuk 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: 20190370492
    Abstract: Preserving user privacy and preventing surveillance on behalf of users of a virtual reality world. One or more plans are available when a privacy or surveillance risk to a user is detected. In one plan, configurable scripts execute on behalf of the user to create a confusing array of clone avatars that obfuscate the real user avatar behavior. A malevolent avatar, attempting to surveil the user, may have difficulty distinguishing the clones from the user and may miss out on private insights he might otherwise have learned from the user's behavior. In another exemplary privacy plan, a copy of part of the virtual world is spawned, occupied exclusively by the user's avatar, and then merged into the main world. Privacy plans may be selected manually or automatically in response to perceived privacy threats to strike a balance between privacy and enjoyment within the virtual world.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Benjamin Falchuk, Shoshana Loeb, Ralph Neff
  • Patent number: 9609509
    Abstract: A method and system for managing awareness information relating to a mobile device's visibility with respect to other buddy devices, the system comprising; the mobile device, a mobile application listing one or more buddies, an application listener which tracks the one or more buddies zoom operations and radar zoom factors, and a server, the server comprising an encounter manager, an approach manager and a notification marshalling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: NYTELL SOFTWARE LLC
    Inventors: Shoshana K. Loeb, Benjamin Falchuk
  • Publication number: 20160302059
    Abstract: A method and system for managing awareness information relating to a mobile device's visibility with respect to other buddy devices, the system comprising; the mobile device, a mobile application listing one or more buddies, an application listener which tracks the one or more buddies zoom operations and radar zoom factors, and a server, the server comprising an encounter manager, an approach manager and a notification marshalling system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Shoshana K. Loeb, Benjamin Falchuk
  • Patent number: 9392444
    Abstract: A method and system for managing awareness information relating to a mobile device's visibility with respect to other buddy devices, the system comprising; the mobile device, a mobile application listing one or more buddies, an application listener which tracks the one or more buddies zoom operations and radar zoom factors, and a server, the server comprising an encounter manager, an approach manager and a notification marshalling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: NYTELL SOFTWARE LLC
    Inventors: Shoshana K. Loeb, Benjamin Falchuk
  • Publication number: 20150327059
    Abstract: A method and system for managing awareness information relating to a mobile device's visibility with respect to other buddy devices, the system comprising; the mobile device, a mobile application listing one or more buddies, an application listener which tracks the one or more buddies zoom operations and radar zoom factors, and a server, the server comprising an encounter manager, an approach manager and a notification marshalling system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: Shoshana K. Loeb, Benjamin Falchuk
  • Patent number: 9137282
    Abstract: Mobile wireless devices may receive data streams from multiple remote sensors. The sensors may have limited power supplies and memory capacity. Aspects of the invention use statistical characteristics of the sensor data streams and the cost of acquiring a single element of each stream to determine what sequence the sensors should send their data streams in. The cost of acquiring the data may be modified dynamically, depending on parameters such as block size. Additional factors, such as a sensor's buffer capacity, may limit the amount of stream elements that may be cached and affect the sensors' stream transmit sequence. The evaluation order may be dynamically modified using an event processing engine, to reflect both changing statistics of underlying sensor stream tuples and time-varying acquisition costs associated with individual streams. This helps to increase in the operational lifetime of the sensors and associated monitoring applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Telcordia Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Archan Misra, Benjamin Falchuk, Atanu Roy Chowdhury
  • Patent number: 9088889
    Abstract: A method and system for managing awareness information relating to a mobile device's visibility with respect to other buddy devices, the system comprising; the mobile device, a mobile application listing one or more buddies, an application listener which tracks the one or more buddies zoom operations and radar zoom factors, and a server, the server comprising an encounter manager, an approach manager and a notification marshalling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: TTI Inventions D LLC
    Inventors: Shoshana K. Loeb, Benjamin Falchuk
  • Patent number: 8849900
    Abstract: A system and method for supporting mobile coalitions for entertainment comprises devices including a master device, a server having a multimedia service executable by the master device and modules operable to recommend formation of a coalition based on the service, invite the devices to participate in the coalition, set up the coalition by determining the devices to participate, launching on each device a link to the coalition, performing emulation of the coalition by streaming a portion of the service to each device until experience is satisfactory, and continuing by transmitting the service to the devices, capture interactions on the devices by users, the interactions comprising at least gestures, taps correlating to messages of quality of experience, adapt the coalition by managing user inputs conveying quality of experience, maintaining synchronization of the devices, and maintaining the service when one or more of the devices cease to participate, and terminate the coalition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignees: Telcordia Technologies, Inc., Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Benjamin Falchuk, David Famolari
  • Patent number: 8762890
    Abstract: A system for interactive media skimming and search on a device comprises a scene manager building a model of a 3D scene of a multimedia segment of the media visible on a screen of the device, facets of scene objects in the 3D scene are used to dynamically convey visual imagery as a texture from a multimedia source and maintaining a logical navigable relationship between the scene objects, the object facets and the multimedia segments, and further comprising an interaction manager, a user manager securely storing user information and preferences, a playback component initiating rough or high definition playback, a texturizer creating a 2D texture artifact from a set of the multimedia segments in the media for a 3D facet, a transformer transforming and modifying pixels, a cache and scene heuristics maintaining a set of 3D scenes comprising objects, object facets, a virtual camera, and positions of the objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Telcordia Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Falchuk, Chung Ying Wu
  • Publication number: 20140080106
    Abstract: Method and system for improving personal productivity in home environments may store state information associated with an environment and one or more users in a knowledge base, detected activity of a user, infer location of the user based on the detected activity, and suggest one or more tasks to be performed based on the inferred user location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: Telcordia Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Falchuk, Shoshana K Loeb
  • Publication number: 20140074982
    Abstract: Mobile wireless devices may receive data streams from multiple remote sensors. The sensors may have limited power supplies and memory capacity. Aspects of the invention use statistical characteristics of the sensor data streams and the cost of acquiring a single element of each stream to determine what sequence the sensors should send their data streams in. The cost of acquiring the data may be modified dynamically, depending on parameters such as block size. Additional factors, such as a sensor's buffer capacity, may limit the amount of stream elements that may be cached and affect the sensors' stream transmit sequence. The evaluation order may be dynamically modified using an event processing engine, to reflect both changing statistics of underlying sensor stream tuples and time-varying acquisition costs associated with individual streams. This helps to increase in the operational lifetime of the sensors and associated monitoring applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Telcordia Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Archan Misra, Benjamin Falchuk, Atanu Roy Chowdhury
  • Patent number: 8620846
    Abstract: Method and system for improving personal productivity in home environments may store state information associated with an environment and one or more users in a knowledge base, detected activity of a user, infer location of the user based on the detected activity, and suggest one or more tasks to be performed based on the inferred user location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Telcordia Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Falchuk, Shoshana K. Loeb
  • Patent number: 8615597
    Abstract: Mobile wireless devices may receive data streams from multiple remote sensors. The sensors may have limited power supplies and memory capacity. Aspects of the invention use statistical characteristics of the sensor data streams and the cost of acquiring a single element of each stream to determine what sequence the sensors should send their data streams in. The cost of acquiring the data may be modified dynamically, depending on parameters such as block size. Additional factors, such as a sensor's buffer capacity, may limit the amount of stream elements that may be cached and affect the sensors' stream transmit sequence. The evaluation order may be dynamically modified using an event processing engine, to reflect both changing statistics of underlying sensor stream tuples and time-varying acquisition costs associated with individual streams. This helps to increase in the operational lifetime of the sensors and associated monitoring applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Telcordia Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Archan Misra, Benjamin Falchuk, Atanu Roy Chowdhury
  • Patent number: 8417262
    Abstract: A method and system for managing awareness information relating to a mobile device's visibility with respect to other buddy devices, the system comprising; the mobile device, a mobile application listing one or more buddies, an application listener which tracks the one or more buddies zoom operations and radar zoom factors, and a server, the server comprising an encounter manager, an approach manager and a notification marshalling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: TTI Inventions D LLC
    Inventors: Shoshana K. Loeb, Benjamin Falchuk
  • Patent number: 8296675
    Abstract: A method and system for providing an attention hotspot in temporal media is provided and executes following explicit or implicit user actions. The method comprises identifying at least one event related to playback or browsing of the temporal media, deriving the significance of the identified event in accordance with one or more rules, assigning a signifier based on the derived significance of the event, and associating the signifier with a specific segment of the temporal media and user. The system comprises a server and a mobile device, wherein the server is operable to identify at least one event related to playback of the temporal media, derive the significance of the identified event in accordance with one or more rules, select a signifier based on the derived significance of the event, and associate the signifier with a specific segment of the temporal media. The server aggregates and averages the cumulative attention hotspots of a greater community for the purposes of improving user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Telcordia Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Benjamin Falchuk
  • Patent number: 8280378
    Abstract: A system and method for improving quality of experience (QoE) of using a mobile device can comprise utilization of stored information relating to RANs of service providers and QoE ratings, receiving an event related to the RANs or to mobile Web browsing actions, receiving requests for QoE metrics based on the event, parsing and interpreting results of the QoE metrics; preparing and beginning an emulation session of the RANs, choosing a presentation style, rendering QoE in accordance with the browser actions and the presentation style which can be purely quantitative comparison, pre-recorded session, limited interaction-emulated session, live interactive session and live automatically controlled non-interactive session, and enabling user input according to the presentation style.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignees: Telcordia Technologies, Inc., Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Benjamin Falchuk, David Famolari
  • Publication number: 20120239727
    Abstract: An overlay service network and method for delivering a multimedia service. The overlay service network comprises a user interface for subscribers to request an available service as a requested service, a register server for registering and storing a database of available services, a plurality of service nodes for executing at least one available service and a controller for receiving a request for an available service, searching the register server for the requested service, selecting one or more of the plurality of service nodes to execute the requested service and establishing a chaining sequence between a node requesting the service, the one or more selected execution nodes and a destination node to execute the requested service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicants: KDDI CORPORATION, TELCORDIA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Ashutosh Dutta, Christian Makaya, Dana Chee, Fuchun Joseph Lin, Satoshi Komorita, Tsunehiko Chiba, Hidetoshi Yokota, Benjamin Falchuk, Manabu Ito
  • Publication number: 20120226736
    Abstract: A system and method for supporting mobile coalitions for entertainment comprises devices including a master device, a server having a multimedia service executable by the master device and modules operable to recommend formation of a coalition based on the service, invite the devices to participate in the coalition, set up the coalition by determining the devices to participate, launching on each device a link to the coalition, performing emulation of the coalition by streaming a portion of the service to each device until experience is satisfactory, and continuing by transmitting the service to the devices, capture interactions on the devices by users, the interactions comprising at least gestures, taps correlating to messages of quality of experience, adapt the coalition by managing user inputs conveying quality of experience, maintaining synchronization of the devices, and maintaining the service when one or more of the devices cease to participate, and terminate the coalition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TELCORDIA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Benjamin Falchuk, David Famolari
  • Publication number: 20120221700
    Abstract: A virtualized telecom system and a method for managing service continuity and mobility in a virtualized telecom system. The system comprises a plurality of execution nodes each configured to execute a network function by registering; and a manager node for registering each of the plurality of execution nodes, assigning a node identifier (Node ID) to each of the plurality of execution nodes, periodically polling each of the plurality of execution nodes for a status, and issuing control instructions to each of the plurality of execution nodes based upon the status of a respective execution node. Each of the plurality of execution node responds to the polling by transmitting its status to the manager node. The status includes runtime information and pre-configuration information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicants: KDDI CORPORATION, TELCORDIA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Ashutosh Dutta, Christian Makaya, Dana Chee, Subir Das, Benjamin Falchuk, Surendran Alathurai, Fuchun Joseph Lin, Satoshi Komorita, Tsunehiko Chiba, Hidetoshi Yokota, Manabu Ito
  • Publication number: 20120192115
    Abstract: A system for interactive media skimming and search on a device comprises a scene manager building a model of a 3D scene of a multimedia segment of the media visible on a screen of the device, facets of scene objects in the 3D scene are used to dynamically convey visual imagery as a texture from a multimedia source and maintaining a logical navigable relationship between the scene objects, the object facets and the multimedia segments, and further comprising an interaction manager, a user manager securely storing user information and preferences, a playback component initiating rough or high definition playback, a texturizer creating a 2D texture artifact from a set of the multimedia segments in the media for a 3D facet, a transformer transforming and modifying pixels, a cache and scene heuristics maintaining a set of 3D scenes comprising objects, object facets, a virtual camera, and positions of the objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: TELCORDIA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Benjamin Falchuk, Chung Ying Wu