Patents by Inventor Christopher T. Paretti

Christopher T. Paretti 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: 20190158609
    Abstract: A system and method for improved mapping and routing. A request for the determination of a route is received over a network. The request comprises an identification of a requesting user, and at least one objective. Spatial, temporal, topical, and social data available to the network which relating to the requesting user and the request objectives are retrieved using a global index of data available to the network. At least one entity which satisfies at least one request objective and which has a physical location known to the network is selected using the retrieved spatial, temporal, topical, and social data. At least one physical route is mapped between a starting location and the selected entity and is displayed on a display medium. Sponsored and recommended content available to the network which relates to the requesting user, and at least one objective can additionally be displayed on the display medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher William HIGGINS, Marc Eliot DAVIS, Ronald MARTINEZ, Joseph James O'SULLIVAN, Athellina ATHSANI, Chris KALABOUKIS, Christopher T. PARETTI
  • Patent number: 10296937
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for targeting specific users with specific requested actions to be performed by the user and verified by any methods on behalf of an advertiser within an Internet display advertising campaign. The system discloses techniques for receiving an advertiser's requested actions and corresponding definitions of what constitutes a satisfaction of the action. The disclosure also details techniques for determining if and when and to what degree a requested action has been completed or satisfied by the targeted user, and details corresponding techniques for compensating the user and any other real or virtual entity who had contributed to the satisfaction of the requested action. The system implements a network of sensors that can aid in the determination of if and when and to what degree a requested action has been completed or satisfied. The network of sensors registers sensor recordings within a specialized sensor recording marketplace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Excalibur IP, LLC
    Inventors: Chris W. Higgins, Athellina Athsani, Carrie Burgener, Marc Davis, Simon P. King, Rahul Nair, Christopher T. Paretti
  • Publication number: 20190087072
    Abstract: A system and method for Context Enhanced Mapping. A request is received from a user over a network for a map comprising an identification of a physical location, and at least one criteria. The physical location is mapped. Spatial, temporal, topical, and social data available to the network relating to the physical location and criteria is retrieved using a global index of data available to the network and prioritized for inclusion based upon the user and context of the request. The map of the physical location and at least some of the retrieved spatial, temporal, topical, and social data is displayed on a display medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher William HIGGINS, Marc Eliot DAVIS, Ronald MARTINEZ, Joseph James O'SULLIVAN, Christopher T. PARETTI, Chris KALABOUKIS
  • Patent number: 10230803
    Abstract: A system and method for improved mapping and routing. A request for the determination of a route is received over a network. The request comprises an identification of a requesting user, and at least one objective. Spatial, temporal, topical, and social data available to the network which relating to the requesting user and the request objectives are retrieved using a global index of data available to the network. At least one entity which satisfies at least one request objective and which has a physical location known to the network is selected using the retrieved spatial, temporal, topical, and social data. At least one physical route is mapped between a starting location and the selected entity and is displayed on a display medium. Sponsored and recommended content available to the network which relates to the requesting user, and at least one objective can additionally be displayed on the display medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher William Higgins, Marc Eliot Davis, Ronald Martinez, Joseph James O'Sullivan, Athellina Athsani, Chris Kalaboukis, Christopher T. Paretti
  • Patent number: 10133458
    Abstract: A system and method for Context Enhanced Mapping. A request is received from a user over a network for a map comprising an identification of a physical location, and at least one criteria. The physical location is mapped. Spatial, temporal, topical, and social data available to the network relating to the physical location and criteria is retrieved using a global index of data available to the network and prioritized for inclusion based upon the user and context of the request. The map of the physical location and at least some of the retrieved spatial, temporal, topical, and social data is displayed on a display medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher William Higgins, Marc Eliot Davis, Ronald Martinez, Joseph James O'Sullivan, Christopher T. Paretti, Chris Kalaboukis, Athellina Athsani
  • Patent number: 9858348
    Abstract: A system and method for presentation of media related to a context. A request is received over a network from a requesting device for media related to a context, wherein the request comprises at least one criteria. A query is formulated based on the context criteria so as to search, via the network, for user profile data, social network data, spatial data, temporal data and topical data that is available via the network and relates to the context and to media files so as to identify at least one media file that is relevant to the context criteria. A playlist is assembled via the network containing a reference to the media files. The media files on the playlist are transmitted over the network to the requesting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventors: Christopher W. Higgins, Christopher T. Paretti, Nicola Stefano Ghezzi, Michael Spiegelman, Ronald Martinez, Marc Davis, Chris Kalaboukis
  • Patent number: 9600484
    Abstract: A system and method for reporting and analysis of media consumption data. A request is received over a network from a requesting user for consumption data relating to at least one media object, the request comprising an identification of the media objects. Spatial, temporal, topical, and social data available to the network relating to consumption of the media object are retrieved using a global index of data available to the network. The spatial, temporal, topical, and social data available to the network relating to consumption of the media objects are transmitted, over the network to the requesting user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventors: Marc Eliot Davis, Michael Spiegelman, Chris Kalaboukis, Ronald Martinez, Nicola Stefano Ghezzi, Christopher T. Paretti, Christopher William Higgins
  • Patent number: 9574899
    Abstract: A system and method for determination and display of personalized distance. A request is received for the determination of a personalized distance over a network, wherein the request comprises an identification of a requesting user, and a plurality of real world entities comprising at least a starting location and an ending location. At least one route is determined between the first location and the second location. Spatial, temporal, topical, and social data available to the network relating to the requesting user and each real world entity and the route is retrieved using a global index of data available to the network. A personalized distance is calculated via the network between the first location and the second location using spatial, temporal, topical, and social data relating to the requesting user and each real world entity and the route. A representation of the personalized distance calculated for the route is displayed on a display medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventors: Chris Kalaboukis, Christopher W. Higgins, Marc Davis, Joseph O'Sullivan, Athellina Athsani, Ronald Martinez, Christopher T. Paretti
  • Publication number: 20160084670
    Abstract: A system and method for determination and display of personalized distance. A request is received for the determination of a personalized distance over a network, wherein the request comprises an identification of a requesting user, and a plurality of real world entities comprising at least a starting location and an ending location. At least one route is determined between the first location and the second location. Spatial, temporal, topical, and social data available to the network relating to the requesting user and each real world entity and the route is retrieved using a global index of data available to the network. A personalized distance is calculated via the network between the first location and the second location using spatial, temporal, topical, and social data relating to the requesting user and each real world entity and the route. A representation of the personalized distance calculated for the route is displayed on a display medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Chris Kalaboukis, Christopher W. Higgins, Marc Davis, Joseph O'Sullivan, Athellina Athsani, Ronald Martinez, Christopher T. Paretti
  • Patent number: 9222780
    Abstract: A system and method for determination and display of personalized distance. A request is received for the determination of a personalized distance over a network, wherein the request comprises an identification of a requesting user, and a plurality of real world entities comprising at least a starting location and an ending location. At least one route is determined between the first location and the second location. Spatial, temporal, topical, and social data available to the network relating to the requesting user and each real world entity and the route is retrieved using a global index of data available to the network. A personalized distance is calculated via the network between the first location and the second location using spatial, temporal, topical, and social data relating to the requesting user and each real world entity and the route. A representation of the personalized distance calculated for the route is displayed on a display medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Kalaboukis, Christopher W. Higgins, Marc Davis, Joseph O'Sullivan, Athellina Athsani, Ronald Martinez, Christopher T. Paretti
  • Patent number: 9158794
    Abstract: A system and method for presentation of media related to a context. A request is received over a network from a requesting device for media related to a context, wherein the request comprises at least one criteria. A query is formulated based on the context criteria so as to search, via the network, for user profile data, social network data, spatial data, temporal data and topical data that is available via the network and relates to the context and to media files so as to identify at least one media file that is relevant to the context criteria. A playlist is assembled via the network containing a reference to the media files. The media files on the playlist are transmitted over the network to the requesting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher W. Higgins, Christopher T. Paretti, Nicola Stefano Ghezzi, Michael Spiegelman, Ronald Martinez, Marc Davis, Chris Kalaboukis
  • Publication number: 20150149910
    Abstract: A system and method for Context Enhanced Mapping. A request is received from a user over a network for a map comprising an identification of a physical location, and at least one criteria. The physical location is mapped. Spatial, temporal, topical, and social data available to the network relating to the physical location and criteria is retrieved using a global index of data available to the network and prioritized for inclusion based upon the user and context of the request. The map of the physical location and at least some of the retrieved spatial, temporal, topical, and social data is displayed on a display medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Christopher William Higgins, Marc Eliot Davis, Ronald Martinez, Joseph James O'Sullivan, Christopher T. Paretti, Chris Kalaboukis, Athellina Athsani
  • Patent number: 9026917
    Abstract: A system and method for Context Enhanced Mapping. A request is received from a user over a network for a map comprising an identification of a physical location, and at least one criteria. The physical location is mapped. Spatial, temporal, topical, and social data available to the network relating to the physical location and criteria is retrieved using a global index of data available to the network and prioritized for inclusion based upon the user and context of the request. The map of the physical location and at least some of the retrieved spatial, temporal, topical, and social data is displayed on a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Athellina Athsani, Christopher T. Paretti, Joseph James O'Sullivan, Ronald Martinez, Marc Eliot Davis, Christopher William Higgins, Christopher Kalaboukis
  • Patent number: 8959100
    Abstract: A system and method for Context Enhanced Mapping. A request is received from a user over a network for a map comprising an identification of a physical location, and at least one criteria. The physical location is mapped. Spatial, temporal, topical, and social data available to the network relating to the physical location and criteria is retrieved using a global index of data available to the network and prioritized for inclusion based upon the user and context of the request. The map of the physical location and at least some of the retrieved spatial, temporal, topical, and social data is displayed on a display medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher William Higgins, Marc Eliot Davis, Ronald Martinez, Joseph James O'Sullivan, Christopher T. Paretti, Chris Kalaboukis, Athellina Athsani
  • Patent number: 8856375
    Abstract: A system and method for distributing media related to a location. The physical location of a media presentation device is received over a network. The physical location of a plurality of end users are identified, via the network, wherein each of plurality of users is associated with a user device capable of storing media files. At least one of the end users is identified who is located in such proximity to the media presentation device that the user can perceive media that presented on the media presentation device. At least one media file that is currently being presented on the media presentation device is identified and transmitted over the network to each of the identified end users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Martinez, Marc Eliot Davis, Michael Spiegelman, Christopher T. Paretti, Nicola Stefano Ghezzi, Christopher William Higgins, Chris Kalaboukis
  • Patent number: 8856167
    Abstract: A system and method for context based query augmentation. A question is received over a network from a questioning user comprising an identification of a user and at least one question criteria. A first query is formulated so as to search for user profile data, social network data, spatial data, temporal data and topical data in order to identify user context data relevant to question criteria. The question is modified using the user context data to create at least one modified question having at least one additional criteria based on the user context data. A second query is formulated so as to search for knowledge data, user profile data, social network data, spatial data, temporal data and topical data in order to identify knowledge data relevant to the identified user and the modified question criteria. The knowledge data is transmitted to the questioning user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher W. Higgins, Marc Eliot Davis, Christopher T. Paretti, Simon P. King, Rahul Nair, Carrie Burgener
  • Patent number: 8831276
    Abstract: A media object, such as an image file, a video file, or an audio file, is analyzed to determine relationships between persons associated with the media object, which may include persons captured in the media object and/or a person that captured the media object. A representation of a first person captured in a media object is detected. The media object is analyzed to determine at least one indicator of a relation between the first person and a second person associated with the media object. A relationship between the first person and the second person is predicted based at least on the determined at least one relation indicator. The media object may be monetized in various ways, such as by directing advertisements to persons associated with the media object, and/or to persons having social connections to the persons associated with the media object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Martinez, Christopher Higgins, Marc E. Davis, Joseph O'Sullivan, Christopher T. Paretti
  • Patent number: 8813107
    Abstract: A system and method for selecting and presenting media on a network to tune an environment to the tastes of the users within that environment, thus improving the experience of that location. A physical location of a media presentation device is received over a network. The physical location of a plurality of end users are identified via the network, wherein each of plurality of users associated are with a plurality of media files stored on the network. A least one of the end users that are within a defined proximity to the media presentation device are identified. At least one media file associated with the end users that are within a defined proximity to the media presentation device are identified and transmitted over the network to the media presentation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher W. Higgins, Christopher T. Paretti, Nicola Stefano Ghezzi, Michael Spiegelman, Ronald Martinez, Marc Davis, Chris Kalaboukis
  • Publication number: 20140114572
    Abstract: A system and method for determination and display of personalized distance. A request is received for the determination of a personalized distance over a network, wherein the request comprises an identification of a requesting user, and a plurality of real world entities comprising at least a starting location and an ending location. At least one route is determined between the first location and the second location. Spatial, temporal, topical, and social data available to the network relating to the requesting user and each real world entity and the route is retrieved using a global index of data available to the network. A personalized distance is calculated via the network between the first location and the second location using spatial, temporal, topical, and social data relating to the requesting user and each real world entity and the route. A representation of the personalized distance calculated for the route is displayed on a display medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Kalaboukis, Christopher W. Higgins, Marc Davis, Joseph O'Sullivan, Athellina Athsani, Ronald Martinez, Christopher T. Paretti
  • Patent number: 8706406
    Abstract: A system and method for determination and display of personalized distance. A request is received for the determination of a personalized distance over a network, wherein the request comprises an identification of a requesting user, and a plurality of real world entities comprising at least a starting location and an ending location. At least one route is determined between the first location and the second location. Spatial, temporal, topical, and social data available to the network relating to the requesting user and each real world entity and the route is retrieved using a global index of data available to the network. A personalized distance is calculated via the network between the first location and the second location using spatial, temporal, topical, and social data relating to the requesting user and each real world entity and the route. A representation of the personalized distance calculated for the route is displayed on a display medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Kalaboukis, Christopher W. Higgins, Marc Davis, Joseph O'Sullivan, Athellina Athsani, Ronald Martinez, Christopher T. Paretti