Patents by Inventor Christopher Swanson

Christopher Swanson 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: 20190171410
    Abstract: Systems, devices, apparatuses, components, methods, and techniques for identifying and playing media content are provided. An example media-playback device for identifying and playing media content for a user traveling in a vehicle includes an audio identification engine and a media playback engine. Audio content is recorded and identified by comparison to media content databases. The audio content is identified and immediately played on the same device. Additional media content is selected for playback based on user listening preferences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: Spotify AB
    Inventors: Johan Oskarsson, Christopher Swanson
  • Patent number: 10185538
    Abstract: Systems, devices, apparatuses, components, methods, and techniques for identifying and playing media content are provided. An example media-playback device for identifying and playing media content for a user traveling in a vehicle includes an audio identification engine and a media playback engine. Audio content is recorded and identified by comparison to media content databases. The audio content is identified and immediately played on the same device. Additional media content is selected for playback based on user listening preferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Spotify AB
    Inventors: Johan Oskarsson, Christopher Swanson
  • Patent number: 10066954
    Abstract: Systems, devices, apparatuses, components, methods, and techniques for navigating a vehicle to a recommended parking area are provided. A method of navigating a vehicle to a parking space includes determining a destination, determining a best available parking space, and routing the vehicle to the best available parking space. Available parking spaces are determined by accessing data for parking facilities, parking meters, and GPS data of other vehicles. The best parking spaces are determined by user preferences that include one or more of distance from destination, cost of parking, and availability of particular types of parking spaces. The method further includes providing media content in the vehicle during navigation to the best available parking space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Spotify AB
    Inventors: Christopher Swanson, Johan Oskarsson
  • Publication number: 20180189020
    Abstract: Systems, devices, apparatuses, components, methods, and techniques for identifying and playing media content are provided. An example media-playback device for identifying and playing media content for a user traveling in a vehicle includes an audio identification engine and a media playback engine. Audio content is recorded and identified by comparison to media content databases. The audio content is identified and immediately played on the same device. Additional media content is selected for playback based on user listening preferences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Johan Oskarsson, Christopher Swanson