Patents by Inventor Charles J. Kulas

Charles J. Kulas 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: 11997345
    Abstract: A method causes a display device to display (1) a video scene including first and second items undergoing motion, (2) first and second tags in respective first and second positions, and (3) respective first and second visually perceptible indicators extending between the items in the respective tag positions. Each visually perceptible indicator adjusts as one or both of the item and the tag position changes during the video scene so as to maintain proximity to each of the item and the tag position. The tags include text information describing the items in the video scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Gula Consulting Limited Liability Company
    Inventor: Charles J. Kulas
  • Publication number: 20230336820
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer-readable medium display a video with a set of tags selectively overlaid on the video. The method causes a display device to display a sequence of video frames. The video depicts a plurality of visually perceptible items, and the video frames as displayed do not include any tags, thereby depicting the video in a tagless mode. The method also receives a signal requesting that the video be displayed in a tag mode. In response to receipt of said signal, the method overlays one or more visually perceptible tags on the video frames at specified positions, thereby causing the display device to display the video in a tag mode. Each of the overlaid tags is associated with at least one respective visually perceptible item appearing in the video.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2023
    Publication date: October 19, 2023
    Applicant: Gula Consulting Limited Liability Company
    Inventor: Charles J. Kulas
  • Patent number: 11743537
    Abstract: A video scene is displayed in a either a tag mode or a tagless mode. The video scene depicts a plurality of visually perceptible items. The tag mode displays one or more visually perceptible tags in conjunction with the video scene. Each tag is associated with a visually perceptible item appearing in the video scene. The tags are categorized into a plurality of categories. In response to a request to display the video scene in the tag mode for a first one of the plurality of categories, the display device displays the video scene in the tag mode displaying tags in the first one of the categories. In response to a request to display the video scene in the tag mode for a second one of the plurality of categories, the display device displays the video scene in the tag mode displaying tags in the second one of the categories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: Gula Consulting Limited Liability Company
    Inventor: Charles J. Kulas
  • Patent number: 11678008
    Abstract: A method causes a display device to display a video depicting an item in a scene and a tag in a first position on a first frame of the video. The tag is associated with the item depicted in the video, and the tag includes text information associated with the item depicted in the video. The method causes the video display to display the tag in a second position on a second frame of the video and causes the video display to display the tag in intermediate positions between the first and second positions during frames between the first and second frames of the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: Gula Consulting Limited Liability Company
    Inventor: Charles J. Kulas
  • Publication number: 20220414124
    Abstract: Embodiments provide for automated transfer of thoughts. For example, recommendations can be obtained for a user who defines a mindset using tag:value pairs. The tag:value pairs are referred to as “thoughts” and in one application the thoughts can be ratings of topics or items in which a user is interested (an “interest definition”). The interest definitions can be used to identify other existing content in which the user may be interested. Sources of content, such as an author, company; generated or derived data, etc.; can be selected by, or matched up with, the user based on the interest definitions so that as the source creates, or “posts,” new information, the interested user can be directed to the new posts. Given a user's interests, it is also possible to filter unwanted content, such as content in which the user is not likely to be interested; or from sources that create content that the user finds uninteresting, useless, inflammatory or otherwise unwanted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2022
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Inventor: Charles J. Kulas
  • Publication number: 20220036926
    Abstract: A video scene is displayed in a either a tag mode or a tagless mode. The video scene depicts a plurality of visually perceptible items. The tag mode displays one or more visually perceptible tags in conjunction with the video scene. Each tag is associated with a visually perceptible item appearing in the video scene. The tags are categorized into a plurality of categories. In response to a request to display the video scene in the tag mode for a first one of the plurality of categories, the display device displays the video scene in the tag mode displaying tags in the first one of the categories. In response to a request to display the video scene in the tag mode for a second one of the plurality of categories, the display device displays the video scene in the tag mode displaying tags in the second one of the categories.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Applicant: Gula Consulting Limited Liability Company
    Inventor: Charles J. Kulas
  • Publication number: 20210235151
    Abstract: A method causes a display device to display a video depicting an item in a scene and a tag in a first position on a first frame of the video. The tag is associated with the item depicted in the video, and the tag includes text information associated with the item depicted in the video. The method causes the video display to display the tag in a second position on a second frame of the video and causes the video display to display the tag in intermediate positions between the first and second positions during frames between the first and second frames of the video.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: Gula Consulting Limited Liability Company
    Inventor: Charles J. Kulas
  • Patent number: 11011206
    Abstract: A method receives a video sequence including a visually perceptible item and selectively causes a display device to present the video sequence at any given time in one of a plurality of modes, including a first mode and a second mode. In the first mode, the display device presents the video sequence with a tag, which comprises information pertaining to the visually perceptible item in the video sequence. In the second mode, the display device presents the video sequence without the tag. The method receives from an input device a signal that indicates whether to present the video sequence in the first mode or the second mode, wherein causing the display device to present the video sequence in the first mode is performed in response to receiving from the input device the signal that indicates that the video sequence should be presented in the first mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Gula Consulting Limited Liability Company
    Inventor: Charles J. Kulas
  • Patent number: 10979760
    Abstract: A method causes a display device to simultaneously display at least the following: a video depicting an item in a scene and a tag in a first position on the video. The tag is associated with the item depicted in the video. The tag includes text information associated with the item depicted in the video. The method also causes the tag to undergo motion relative to at least a portion of the video scene from the first position to a second position different from the first position, while causing the display device to display the video and the tag on the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Gula Consulting Limited Liability Company
    Inventor: Charles J. Kulas
  • Patent number: 10741216
    Abstract: A first method utilizes placeholder tags to facilitate a user's adding a tag to a video scene during a production process of a video. The tag is associated with an item depicted in the video and characterized by size, shape, temporal duration, and spatial location properties with respect to the video scene. A second method facilitates a user's customizing a video scene during a production process of a video, wherein computer-generated graphic content (logo or brand name for the tagged item) is overlaid on the item depicted in the video and associated with the tag. A third method facilitates a user to add a tag to a video scene during a production process of a video, where the video scene is related to another video scene associated with the video, and the method stores data associated with said another video scene to note the tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Gula Consulting Limited Liability Company
    Inventor: Charles J. Kulas
  • Publication number: 20200219540
    Abstract: A method receives a video sequence including a visually perceptible item and selectively causes a display device to present the video sequence at any given time in one of a plurality of modes, including a first mode and a second mode. In the first mode, the display device presents the video sequence with a tag, which comprises information pertaining to the visually perceptible item in the video sequence. In the second mode, the display device presents the video sequence without the tag. The method receives from an input device a signal that indicates whether to present the video sequence in the first mode or the second mode, wherein causing the display device to present the video sequence in the first mode is performed in response to receiving from the input device the signal that indicates that the video sequence should be presented in the first mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: Gula Consulting Limited Liability Company
    Inventor: Charles J. Kulas
  • Publication number: 20200196004
    Abstract: A method causes a display device to simultaneously display at least the following: a video depicting an item in a scene and a tag in a first position on the video. The tag is associated with the item depicted in the video. The tag includes text information associated with the item depicted in the video. The method also causes the tag to undergo motion relative to at least a portion of the video scene from the first position to a second position different from the first position, while causing the display device to display the video and the tag on the video.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Gula Consulting Limited Liability Company
    Inventor: Charles J. Kulas
  • Publication number: 20200139260
    Abstract: Embodiments generally relate to an interlocking brick design suitable for manufacturing with a 3D printer or other type of additive manufacturing. In one embodiment, a top cone having a slightly increasing diameter is formed on a top surface of an interlocking brick or other part. Another embodiment uses a bottom cylinder with notches formed on a bottom surface. The notches define flexible tabs which can have a thinner wall thickness than the cylinder. A design may use either or both of the top cone and bottom cylinder designs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventor: Charles J. Kulas
  • Patent number: 10575044
    Abstract: A display device displays a tag overlaid on a video scene in a first portion of a video screen. The displayed tag is associated with content depicted in the video, includes descriptive text information, and is clickable, so that upon selection by a user, additional information associated with the tag is displayed. Based at least in part on an indication that the tag has been selected by a user, the tag undergoes vertical and/or horizontal repositioning relative to the first portion of the video screen, to a second portion of the video screen. The display device displays the video and the tag overlaid on the video in the second portion of the video screen. The displaying of the tag includes displaying at least a portion of the additional information associated with the tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Gula Consulting Limited Liabiity Company
    Inventor: Charles J. Kulas
  • Patent number: 10546614
    Abstract: A method receives a video sequence including a visually perceptible item and selectively causes a display device to present the video sequence at any given time in one of a plurality of modes, including a first mode and a second mode. In the first mode, the display device presents the video sequence with a tag, which comprises information pertaining to the visually perceptible item in the video sequence. In the second mode, the display device presents the video sequence without the tag. The method receives from an input device a signal that indicates whether to present the video sequence in the first mode or the second mode, wherein causing the display device to present the video sequence in the first mode is performed in response to receiving from the input device the signal that indicates that the video sequence should be presented in the first mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Gula Consulting Limited Liability Company
    Inventor: Charles J. Kulas
  • Publication number: 20190174173
    Abstract: A display device displays a tag overlaid on a video scene in a first portion of a video screen. The displayed tag is associated with content depicted in the video, includes descriptive text information, and is clickable, so that upon selection by a user, additional information associated with the tag is displayed. Based at least in part on an indication that the tag has been selected by a user, the tag undergoes vertical and/or horizontal repositioning relative to the first portion of the video screen, to a second portion of the video screen. The display device displays the video and the tag overlaid on the video in the second portion of the video screen. The displaying of the tag includes displaying at least a portion of the additional information associated with the tag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: Gula Consulting Limited Liability Company
    Inventor: Charles J. Kulas
  • Publication number: 20190035433
    Abstract: A method receives a video sequence including a visually perceptible item and selectively causes a display device to present the video sequence at any given time in one of a plurality of modes, including a first mode and a second mode. In the first mode, the display device presents the video sequence with a tag, which comprises information pertaining to the visually perceptible item in the video sequence. In the second mode, the display device presents the video sequence without the tag. The method receives from an input device a signal that indicates whether to present the video sequence in the first mode or the second mode, wherein causing the display device to present the video sequence in the first mode is performed in response to receiving from the input device the signal that indicates that the video sequence should be presented in the first mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: Gula Consulting Limited Liability Company
    Inventor: Charles J. Kulas
  • Patent number: 10187688
    Abstract: A display device simultaneously displays at least the following: a video depicting an item in a scene; a tag in a first position overlaid on the video, the tag being associated with the item depicted in the video, wherein the tag includes descriptive text information describing the item depicted in the video; and a visually perceptible indicator extending between a proximity where the item is depicted in the video and a proximity of the first position. The tag undergoes continuous motion relative to at least a portion of the video scene from the first position to a second position different from the first position, while the display device displays the video and the tag overlaid on the video while the tag undergoes continuous motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Gula Consulting Limited Liability Company
    Inventor: Charles J. Kulas
  • Patent number: 10043553
    Abstract: A method controls display of one or more visually perceptible tags in association with a video. The method receives a first signal from a user input control device while the video is being presented via a display device without any visually perceptible tags. The first signal is generated by the user input control device in response to activation of a control associated with a function of causing the display device to present the video with the at least one visually perceptible tag. In response to receiving the first signal, the method causes the display device to present the video with at least one visually perceptible tag. After causing the display device to present the video with the at least one visually perceptible tag, the method changes the function associated with the control to thereafter cause the display device to present the video without any visually perceptible tags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Gula Consulting Limited Liability Company
    Inventor: Charles J. Kulas
  • Publication number: 20180192120
    Abstract: A display device simultaneously displays at least the following: a video depicting an item in a scene; a tag in a first position overlaid on the video, the tag being associated with the item depicted in the video, wherein the tag includes descriptive text information describing the item depicted in the video; and a visually perceptible indicator extending between a proximity where the item is depicted in the video and a proximity of the first position. The tag undergoes continuous motion relative to at least a portion of the video scene from the first position to a second position different from the first position, while the display device displays the video and the tag overlaid on the video while the tag undergoes continuous motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicant: Gula Consulting Limited Liability Company
    Inventor: Charles J. Kulas