Patents by Inventor Chris T. Kalaboukis

Chris T. Kalaboukis 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: 8725490
    Abstract: Disclosed are apparatus and methods for providing a virtual universal translator (VUT) for a mobile device so that a user of such mobile device can use the camera and display of the mobile device to translate text from one language to another language. As the user points the mobile device's camera at a particular text string, such text string is automatically translated by the VUT into a different language that was selected by the user and this translated text is then transposed over the currently viewed image or video in the display of the mobile device. The user can utilize the VUT to continuously pass the camera over additional text strings so that the translated text displayed over the viewed image or video is continuously updated for each new text string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Athellina R. Ahmad Athsani, Chris T. Kalaboukis
  • Patent number: 8712047
    Abstract: Disclosed is a virtual universal decryption (VUD) service that provides a mechanism for allowing users of camera enabled mobile devices to use their camera to decrypt messages. The VUD service can provide a mechanism for a user of a VUD enabled device to authorize one or more other users of VUD enabled and camera enabled devices to use their cameras to decrypt messages sent by the authorizing user. The VUD service may then provide mechanisms for the authorized users to decrypt messages, which have been encrypted by the authorizing users, by simply capturing an image/video of the encrypted text with a camera of their VUD enabled devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Athellina R. Ahmad Athsani, Chris T. Kalaboukis
  • Patent number: 8606317
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are described for providing a user augmented reality (UAR) service for a camera-enabled mobile device, so that a user of such mobile device can use the mobile device to obtain meta data regarding one or more images/video that are captured with such device. The meta data is interactive and allows the user to obtain additional information or specific types of information, such as information that will aid the user in making a decision regarding the identified objects or selectable action options that can be used to initiate actions with respect to the identified objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: YAHOO! Inc.
    Inventors: Athellina R. Ahmad Athsani, Chris T. Kalaboukis
  • Patent number: 8504545
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus include features for managing social media universes. In one embodiment, media content and community members that have been associated with a new concept for creating a new universe are searched on a plurality of media content servers. For each found new concept, an association is retained between the new universe for the new concept and any found media content and community members. When a requesting user requests to view the new universe, a representation of the media content and the community members that are associated with the new universe is displayed for the requesting user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventor: Chris T. Kalaboukis
  • Patent number: 8406424
    Abstract: Disclosed is a virtual universal decryption (VUD) service that provides a mechanism for allowing users of camera enabled mobile devices to use their camera to decrypt messages. The VUD service can provide a mechanism for a user of a VUD enabled device to authorize one or more other users of VUD enabled and camera enabled devices to use their cameras to decrypt messages sent by the authorizing user. The VUD service may then provide mechanisms for the authorized users to decrypt messages, which have been encrypted by the authorizing users, by simply capturing an image/video of the encrypted text with a camera of their VUD enabled devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Athellina R. Ahmad Athsani, Chris T. Kalaboukis
  • Publication number: 20130044132
    Abstract: A user augmented reality (UAR) service for a camera-enabled mobile device obtains meta data regarding one or more images/video that are captured with such device and provides the meta data in the display of the mobile device. The meta data is interactive and allows the user to obtain additional information or specific types of information, such as information that will aid the user in making a decision regarding the identified objects or selectable action options that can be used to initiate actions with respect to the identified objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Inventors: Athellina R. Ahmad Athsani, Chris T. Kalaboukis
  • Publication number: 20120244907
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are described for providing a user augmented reality (UAR) service for a camera-enabled mobile device, so that a user of such mobile device can use the mobile device to obtain meta data regarding one or more images/video that are captured with such device. The meta data is interactive and allows the user to obtain additional information or specific types of information, such as information that will aid the user in making a decision regarding the identified objects or selectable action options that can be used to initiate actions with respect to the identified objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventors: Athellina R. Ahmad Athsani, Chris T. Kalaboukis
  • Patent number: 8275414
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are described for providing a user augmented reality (UAR) service for a camera-enabled mobile device, so that a user of such mobile device can use the mobile device to obtain meta data regarding one or more images/video that are captured with such device. The meta data is interactive and allows the user to obtain additional information or specific types of information, such as information that will aid the user in making a decision regarding the identified objects or selectable action options that can be used to initiate actions with respect to the identified objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Athellina R. Ahmad Athsani, Chris T. Kalaboukis
  • Publication number: 20120203839
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and apparatus for managing social media universes. In one embodiment, media content and community members that have been associated with a new concept for creating a new universe are searched on a plurality of media content servers. For each found new concept, an association is retained between the new universe for the new concept and any found media content and community members. When a requesting user requests to view the new universe, a representation of the media content and the community members that are associated with the new universe is displayed for the requesting user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: YAHOO! INC.
    Inventor: Chris T. KALABOUKIS
  • Patent number: 8180396
    Abstract: Disclosed are apparatus and methods for providing a user augmented reality (UAR) service for a camera-enabled mobile device, so that a user of such mobile device can use the mobile device to obtain meta data regarding one or more images/video that are captured with such device. As the user points the mobile device's camera at one or more objects in one or more scenes, such objects are automatically analyzed by the UAR to identify the one or more objects and then provide meta data regarding the identified objects in the display of the mobile device. The meta data is interactive and allows the user to obtain additional information or specific types of information, such as information that will aid the user in making a decision regarding the identified objects or selectable action options that can be used to initiate actions with respect to the identified objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Athellina R. Ahmad Athsani, Chris T. Kalaboukis
  • Patent number: 8180752
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus include features for managing social media universes. In one embodiment, media content and community members that have been associated with a new concept for creating a new universe are searched on a plurality of media content servers. For each found new concept, an association is retained between the new universe for the new concept and any found media content and community members. When a requesting user requests to view the new universe, a representation of the media content and the community members that are associated with the new universe is displayed for the requesting user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventor: Chris T. Kalaboukis
  • Patent number: 8027931
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and apparatus for automatically connecting individuals. A private profile of an individual may be automatically generated. The private profile of the individual may be automatically compared with private profiles of a set of individuals such that one or more of the set of individuals are identified as matches for the individual, wherein the private profile of the individual includes private data and each of the private profiles of the set of individuals includes private data. The private profile of the individual is not publicly available to other individuals that have access to a public profile of the individual. The individual may be automatically notified that the individual has been matched with the one or more individuals, thereby enabling the individual to initiate communication with the one or more individuals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventor: Chris T. Kalaboukis
  • Publication number: 20110029503
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and apparatus for managing social media universes. In one embodiment, media content and community members that have been associated with a new concept for creating a new universe are searched on a plurality of media content servers. For each found new concept, an association is retained between the new universe for the new concept and any found media content and community members. When a requesting user requests to view the new universe, a representation of the media content and the community members that are associated with the new universe is displayed for the requesting user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Applicant: YAHOO! INC.
    Inventor: Chris T. Kalaboukis
  • Patent number: 7865308
    Abstract: Apparatus and computer-readable media for associating metadata with a geographic location are provided. The apparatus includes logic for detecting that a mobile device is present at a geographic location relevant to a user of the mobile device, logic for retrieving context information associated with the location, logic for selecting a program code module based upon a contextual relevancy of the location, logic for providing the program code module for execution, where the program code module is capable of performing processing specific to at least one aspect of the location, the processing is based upon the context information, and the program code module is further capable of receiving at least one input data item from the mobile device, where the at least one input data item describes an activity of the user at the location, and logic for associating the at least one input data item with the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Athellina R. A. Athsani, Ron Martinez, Chris T. Kalaboukis, Marc Davis, Joseph O'Sullivan
  • Patent number: 7840661
    Abstract: A computer-readable medium, apparatus, and interface are provided for constructing an edit decision list that specifies media content to be included in a composed media object. The edit decision list is constructed by generating at least one media portion specifier, wherein the at least one media portion specifier identifies at least a portion of at least one first media object, and generating the edit decision list, where the edit decision list includes a network address and the at least one media portion specifier, and the edit decision list is in the form of a network resource locator string, such as a URL, suitable for transmission in a network request to the network address to cause the composed media object to be generated. The edit decision list may be transmitted in a single Hypertext Transfer Protocol request to the network address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Chris T. Kalaboukis, Ron Martinez, Ryan B. Cunningham
  • Patent number: 7797295
    Abstract: Allowing unhosted user content feeds to a public search engine, such as a web search engine, involves a user easily identifying a file as a file the user wants to share with others by, for example, storing the file in a particular directory folder on the user's device. Once identified, the file is scanned and a corresponding entry is inserted into a search index. The storage location on the user's device may be captured, and that information added to the search index for linking to the stored file. The file may be uploaded to a caching server, for serving either primarily from the caching server or secondarily from the caching server when the file is not available from the user's storage. An access policy, which indicates what portion of the public has permission to access the file, may be associated with the shared file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald S. Bell, Oliver M. Raskin, Duke T. Fan, Chris T. Kalaboukis, Ronald G. Martinez
  • Publication number: 20090326967
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and apparatus for automatically connecting individuals. A private profile of an individual may be automatically generated. The private profile of the individual may be automatically compared with private profiles of a set of individuals such that one or more of the set of individuals are identified as matches for the individual, wherein the private profile of the individual includes private data and each of the private profiles of the set of individuals includes private data. The private profile of the individual is not publicly available to other individuals that have access to a public profile of the individual. The individual may be automatically notified that the individual has been matched with the one or more individuals, thereby enabling the individual to initiate communication with the one or more individuals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Inventor: Chris T. Kalaboukis
  • Publication number: 20090171939
    Abstract: Apparatus and computer-readable media for associating metadata with a geographic location are provided. The apparatus includes logic for detecting that a mobile device is present at a geographic location relevant to a user of the mobile device, logic for retrieving context information associated with the location, logic for selecting a program code module based upon a contextual relevancy of the location, logic for providing the program code module for execution, where the program code module is capable of performing processing specific to at least one aspect of the location, the processing is based upon the context information, and the program code module is further capable of receiving at least one input data item from the mobile device, where the at least one input data item describes an activity of the user at the location, and logic for associating the at least one input data item with the location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicant: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Athellina R.A. ATHSANI, Ron Martinez, Chris T. Kalaboukis, Marc Davis, Joseph O'Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20090172197
    Abstract: A computer-readable medium, apparatus, and interface are provided for constructing an edit decision list that specifies media content to be included in a composed media object. The edit decision list is constructed by generating at least one media portion specifier, wherein the at least one media portion specifier identifies at least a portion of at least one first media object, and generating the edit decision list, where the edit decision list includes a network address and the at least one media portion specifier, and the edit decision list is in the form of a network resource locator string, such as a URL, suitable for transmission in a network request to the network address to cause the composed media object to be generated. The edit decision list may be transmitted in a single Hypertext Transfer Protocol request to the network address.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicant: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Chris T. KALABOUKIS, Ron Martinez, Ryan B. Cunningham
  • Publication number: 20090110194
    Abstract: Disclosed is a virtual universal decryption (VUD) service that provides a mechanism for allowing users of camera enabled mobile devices to use their camera to decrypt messages. The VUD service can provide a mechanism for a user of a VUD enabled device to authorize one or more other users of VUD enabled and camera enabled devices to use their cameras to decrypt messages sent by the authorizing user. The VUD service may then provide mechanisms for the authorized users to decrypt messages, which have been encrypted by the authorizing users, by simply capturing an image/video of the encrypted text with a camera of their VUD enabled devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2007
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Applicant: YAHOO! INC.
    Inventors: Athellina R. Ahmad Athsani, Chris T. Kalaboukis