Patents by Inventor Colin M. Cunningham

Colin M. Cunningham 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: 10321264
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods and systems relating to location-based services such as providing a geofencing, outputting location-based information on a mobile device, varying transmissions to and from a mobile device, and providing location-based alerts. More specifically, a method can include receiving a task on a mobile device, associating the task with a location, generating a geofence around the location associated with the task, tracking a current location of a the mobile device, and generating an alert associated with the task when the current location is within the geofence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Alan Phillips, Frank Schroth, Geoffrey M. Palmer, Stefan G. Zielinski, Allen P. Smith, Colin M. Cunningham, III
  • Publication number: 20180124564
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods and systems relating to location-based services such as providing a geofencing, outputting location-based information on a mobile device, varying transmissions to and from a mobile device, and providing location-based alerts. More specifically, a method can include receiving a task on a mobile device, associating the task with a location, generating a geofence around the location associated with the task, tracking a current location of a the mobile device, and generating an alert associated with the task when the current location is within the geofence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Alan Phillips, Frank Schroth, Geoffrey M. Palmer, Stefan G. Zielinski, Allen P. Smith, Colin M. Cunningham, III
  • Patent number: 9668096
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods and systems relating to location-based services such as providing a geofence, outputting location-based information on a mobile device, varying transmissions to and from a mobile device, and providing location-based alerts. More specifically, a method can include obtaining a first physical location of a mobile device; and generating a geofence on the mobile device based on the first physical location. The methods and systems also provide the capability to generate a geofence based on one or more physical locations of a mobile device over a course of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Alan Philips, Frank Schroth, Geoffrey M. Palmer, Stefan G. Zielinski, Allen P. Smith, Colin M. Cunningham, III
  • Patent number: 9654923
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods and systems relating to location-based services such as providing a geofencing, outputting location-based information on a mobile device, varying transmissions to and from a mobile device, and providing location-based alerts. More specifically, a method can include receiving data defining a geofence, monitoring a current location, comparing the current location with the geofence, determining that the current location is within the geofence, and in response altering the state of an application on the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Phillips, Frank Schroth, Geoffrey M. Palmer, Stefan G. Zielinski, Allen P. Smith, Colin M. Cunningham, III
  • Publication number: 20150163632
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods and systems relating to location-based services such as providing a location-aware game environment executing on a mobile device. More specifically, a method can include executing a location-aware game, monitoring a physical location corresponding to a mobile device, and triggering an action or event within the game environment based on information associated with the physical location of the mobile device. The methods and systems also provide the capability to alter the simulated environment within the game based on physical location associated with other players within a multi-player game.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Inventors: Alan Phillips, Frank Schroth, Geoffrey M. Palmer, Stefan G. Zielinski, Allen P. Smith, Colin M. Cunningham, III
  • Publication number: 20150148078
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods and systems relating to location-based services such as providing a geofence, outputting location-based information on a mobile device, varying transmissions to and from a mobile device, and providing location-based alerts. More specifically, a method can include obtaining a first physical location of a mobile device; and generating a geofence on the mobile device based on the first physical location. The methods and systems also provide the capability to generate a geofence based on one or more physical locations of a mobile device over a course of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Alan Phillips, Frank Schroth, Geoffrey M. Palmer, Stefan G. Zielinski, Allen P. Smith, Colin M. Cunningham, III
  • Publication number: 20150065177
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods and systems relating to location-based services such as providing a geofencing, outputting location-based information on a mobile device, varying transmissions to and from a mobile device, and providing location-based alerts. More specifically, a method can include receiving data defining a geofence, monitoring a current location, comparing the current location with the geofence, determining that the current location is within the geofence, and in response altering the state of an application on the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Alan Phillips, Frank Schroth, Geoffrey M. Palmer, Stefan G. Zielinski, Allen P. Smith, Colin M. Cunningham, III
  • Patent number: 8909248
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods and systems relating to location-based services such as providing a geofencing, outputting location-based information on a mobile device, varying transmissions to and from a mobile device, and providing location-based alerts. More specifically, a method can include receiving a task on a mobile device, associating the task with a location, generating a geofence around the location associated with the task, tracking a current location of a the mobile device, and generating an alert associated with the task when the current location is within the geofence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Phillips, Frank Schroth, Geoffrey M. Palmer, Stefan G. Zielinski, Allen P. Smith, Colin M. Cunningham
  • Patent number: 8862150
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods and systems relating to location-based services such as providing a geofencing, outputting location-based information on a mobile device, varying transmissions to and from a mobile device, and providing location-based alerts. More specifically, a method can include receiving a selected location on a mobile device, monitoring a current location of the mobile device, determining when the current location of the mobile device is within the geofence, and initiating an action on the mobile device associated with the geofence and the selected location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Phillips, Frank Schroth, Geoffrey M. Palmer, Stefan G. Zielinski, Allen P. Smith, Colin M. Cunningham, III
  • Patent number: 8326315
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods and systems relating to location-based services such as social networking, providing demographic information, tracking mobile devices, providing business information, providing an adaptable user interface, remotely effecting a change on a portable electronic device, providing a geofence, outputting location-based information on a mobile device, varying transmissions to and from a mobile device, providing location-based alerts, verifying transactions and tailoring information to the behavior of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Phillips, Frank Schroth, Geoffrey M. Palmer, Stefan G. Zielinski, Colin M. Cunningham, III
  • Publication number: 20120126974
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods and systems relating to location-based services such as providing a geofencing, outputting location-based information on a mobile device, varying transmissions to and from a mobile device, and providing location-based alerts. More specifically, a method can include receiving a task on a mobile device, associating the task with a location, generating a geofence around the location associated with the task, tracking a current location of a the mobile device, and generating an alert associated with the task when the current location is within the geofence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Phillips, Frank Schroth, Geoffrey M. Palmer, Stefan G. Zielinski, Allen P. Smith, Colin M. Cunningham
  • Publication number: 20120129553
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods and systems relating to location-based services such as providing a geofencing, outputting location-based information on a mobile device, varying transmissions to and from a mobile device, and providing location-based alerts. More specifically, a method can include receiving a selected location on a mobile device, monitoring a current location of the mobile device, determining when the current location of the mobile device is within the geofence, and initiating an action on the mobile device associated with the geofence and the selected location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Phillips, Frank Sehroth, Geoffrey M. Palmer, Stefan G. Zielinski, Allen P. Smith, Colin M. Cunningham
  • Patent number: 7848765
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods and systems relating to location-based services such as social networking, providing demographic information, tracking mobile devices, providing business information, providing an adaptable user interface, remotely effecting a change on a portable electronic device, providing a geofence, outputting location-based information on a mobile device, varying transmissions to and from a mobile device, providing location-based alerts, verifying transactions and tailoring information to the behavior of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Where, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Phillips, Frank Schroth, Geoffrey M. Palmer, Stefan G. Zielinski, Allen P. Smith, Colin M. Cunningham, III