Patents by Inventor Dan Klitsner

Dan Klitsner 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: 10622017
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention is directed to dynamically generating video data. Video data is dynamically generated on an end-user device while an existing video is being played at a speed slower than a playback speed on the end-user device. The video data is a continuous recording of a field of view of a camera when the end-user device is in a first orientation that is converted to the playback speed of the existing video for viewing. The field of view includes a user(s) who will be mimicking movements of a performer(s) in the existing video that is being played on the end-user device. When the end-user device is in a second orientation, the existing video is played at the play back speed and side-by-side with the video data. The first and second orientations of the end-user device can be, for example, a vertical orientation and a horizontal orientation, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: HIPSYNC INC.
    Inventors: Dan Klitsner, Gary Levenberg, Brian Peter Clemens
  • Patent number: 9586115
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a three-dimensional game. In some embodiments, the three-dimensional game is a maze game where a player maneuvers at least one ball around tracks and barriers disposed within an enclosure. The player is able to select which track they would like to attempt, and then work with gravity and carefully shift, flip, turn and twist the enclosure to guide the ball. In some embodiments, the enclosure includes a first portion and a second portion. A handle is externally coupled to each portion of the enclosure to manipulate parts of the three-dimensional game to create new pathways, to align pathways enabling completion, or both. A current game state can be preserved by resting the three-dimensional game on a pedestal configured to receive the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: KID GROUP, LLC
    Inventors: Michael McGinnis, Dan Klitsner
  • Publication number: 20140194172
    Abstract: An electronic hand held puzzle game apparatus in which the apparatus includes a housing with left and right housing portions, a first array of lights connected to the left housing portion and a second array of lights fixedly connected to the right housing portion. The first array of lights and the left housing portion is translatable and rotatable relative to the right housing portion, and the first array of lights is movable around an axis extending perpendicular to a housing longitudinal axis. When a puzzle piece light pattern appears on the first array of lights, a player moves that array to align the light pattern with a non-illuminated space on the second array of lights. Closing a compression switch transfers the puzzle piece from the first array of lights to the second array of lights provided that the player's alignment is correct.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Hasbro, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Klitsner, Hakan Diniz
  • Patent number: 8747200
    Abstract: An electronic hand held capture-the-light game apparatus in which the apparatus includes a controller, eleven light sources in a linear display and two oppositely disposed movable handles. One of the handles activates a compression switch when the handles are pressed together. The controller is programmed to include a series of games to be played on the apparatus that become progressively more difficult. The games provide that the light sources are momentarily illuminated in a predetermined sequence at a predetermined tempo, and object of the game for a player is to activate the compression switch when one of three light sources in a capture zone is illuminated. If successful, the player earns a reward, if not, the player loses one of a limited number of chances to continue the game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignees: Hasbro, Inc., Kid Group, LLC
    Inventors: Dan Klitsner, Hakan Diniz
  • Publication number: 20130079074
    Abstract: An electronic hand held capture-the-light game apparatus in which the apparatus includes a controller, eleven light sources in a linear display and two oppositely disposed movable handles. One of the handles activates a compression switch when the handles are pressed together. The controller is programmed to include a series of games to be played on the apparatus that become progressively more difficult. The games provide that the light sources are momentarily illuminated in a predetermined sequence at a predetermined tempo, and object of the game for a player is to activate the compression switch when one of three light sources in a capture zone is illuminated. If successful, the player earns a reward, if not, the player loses one of a limited number of chances to continue the game.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventors: Dan KLITSNER, Hakan Diniz
  • Patent number: 8032705
    Abstract: In an embodiment of the invention, a dongle is configured for communication with an electronic device. The dongle includes a connector, a controller, a first memory and a second memory. The connector is for interfacing with the electronic device. The controller is for controlling the interface between the connector and the electronic device. The first memory includes a file system. The controller is configured to provide automatic recognition of the dongle and mounting of the file system to the electronic device by using the connector when the dongle interfaces with the electronic device. The second memory has data for automatic navigation to a predetermined location. The dongle is configured for automatic execution of an element of the file system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Kid Group LLC
    Inventors: Dan Klitsner, Gary Levenberg, Brian Clemens, Joe Forest
  • Patent number: 7676584
    Abstract: In an embodiment of the invention, a dongle is configured for communication with an electronic device. The dongle includes a connector, a controller, a first memory and a second memory. The connector is for interfacing with the electronic device. The controller is for controlling the interface between the connector and the electronic device. The first memory includes a file system. The controller is configured to provide automatic recognition of the dongle and mounting of the file system to the electronic device by using the connector when the dongle interfaces with the electronic device. The second memory has data for automatic navigation to a predetermined location. The dongle is configured for automatic execution of an element of the file system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: Kid Group LLC
    Inventors: Dan Klitsner, Gary Levenberg, Brian Clemens, Joe Forest
  • Publication number: 20070155204
    Abstract: In an embodiment of the invention, a dongle is configured for communication with an electronic device. The dongle includes a connector, a controller, a first memory and a second memory. The connector is for interfacing with the electronic device. The controller is for controlling the interface between the connector and the electronic device. The first memory includes a file system. The controller is configured to provide automatic recognition of the dongle and mounting of the file system to the electronic device by using the connector when the dongle interfaces with the electronic device. The second memory has data for automatic navigation to a predetermined location. The dongle is configured for automatic execution of an element of the file system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2007
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Inventors: Dan Klitsner, Gary Levenberg, Brian Clemens, Joe Forest
  • Publication number: 20060287110
    Abstract: In an embodiment of the invention, a dongle is configured for communication with an electronic device. The dongle includes a connector, a controller, a first memory and a second memory. The connector is for interfacing with the electronic device. The controller is for controlling the interface between the connector and the electronic device. The first memory includes a file system. The controller is configured to provide automatic recognition of the dongle and mounting of the file system to the electronic device by using the connector when the dongle interfaces with the electronic device. The second memory has data for automatic navigation to a predetermined location. The dongle is configured for automatic execution of an element of the file system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2006
    Publication date: December 21, 2006
    Inventors: Dan Klitsner, Gary Levenberg, Brian Clemens, Joe Forest
  • Publication number: 20060183545
    Abstract: An entertainment device comprising a housing or base unit that supports display surface is disclosed. A display generating device displays visual images on the display surface. The display generating device may be a projection-type display device or a display panel device. A touch/proximity sensing device detects positions of a user appendage on the display surface in the course of a game or activity. In addition, users may interact with the entertainment device with an input controller device that comprises buttons, directional pad devices, etc. A control unit, connected to the touch/proximity sensing device and to the display generating device, is responsive to signals from the at least one input controller and/or position detections from the touch/proximity sensing device to, among other operations, alter the visual image displayed on the display surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2005
    Publication date: August 17, 2006
    Inventors: Robert Jourdian, Jeffrey Miller, George Inashvili, Brian Mysliwy, Christopher Cimerman, John Taylor, Dan Klitsner, Gary Levenberg, Brian Clemens
  • Patent number: 6811491
    Abstract: A video game system includes an output screen, a video game controller, video game software, and an interactive video game controller adapter. The video game controller has control buttons for inputting commands to manipulate images output to the screen. The video game software interfaces between the video game controller and the screen. The interactive video game controller adapter is attached to the video game controller and is shaped to represent the unique characteristics of a particular video game. The adapter has input controls shaped to simulate the real-life activity emulated by the video game. The appropriate control buttons of the video game controller are activated when the corresponding input controls of the adapter are activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Inventors: Gary Levenberg, Brian Clemens, Dan Klitsner
  • Patent number: 6322449
    Abstract: The present invention comprises both a system and a method for mechanically depressing a key of an underlying keyboard in response to a user input. The system preferably comprises a computer system and a mechanical interface device. The mechanical interface preferable mounts on top of the underlying keyboard and preferably includes a three dimensional representational object configured for manipulation by the user. This computer system preferably comprises a processor, a display coupled to the processor, and the underlying keyboard coupled to the processor. The computer system preferably shows a corresponding image in response to manipulation of the three dimensional representational object by the user. By utilizing the three dimensional representational object instead of a keyboard as the user's interface, the present invention gives the user a simpler, more realistic computer interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2001
    Assignee: Klitsner Industrial Design, LLC
    Inventors: Dan Klitsner, Jeff Argentine, Brian Clemens, Gary Levenberg
  • Patent number: 6209845
    Abstract: A keyboard has a key array including keys, a top surface having a front edge and a back edge, and a bottom surface positioned opposite the top surface. An interface device for use with the keyboard includes a base, a front standoff coupled to the base and having a keyboard-contacting portion, and a back standoff coupled to the base and having a keyboard-contacting portion. The keyboard-contacting portions are spaced such that, when the base is positioned over the key array, the key array is positioned between the keyboard-contacting portions so as to align the base in a front-to-back orientation relative to the key array. The keyboard-contacting portions are both supported by the top surface of the keyboard. The interface device also includes a key-contacting mechanism mounted on the base in a fixed orientation relative to the standoffs, and a coupling mechanism for removably coupling the interface device to the keyboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2001
    Assignee: Klitsner Industrial Design, LLC
    Inventors: Dan Klitsner, Brian Clemens, Michael Liebowitz, Jeff Argentine
  • Patent number: D476377
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2003
    Assignees: Hasbro, Inc., Klitsner Industrial Design, LLC
    Inventors: Dan Klitsner, Gary Levenberg, Brian Clemens, Peter Martin Kullgren
  • Patent number: D489627
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2004
    Assignee: Infinite Spirits, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Klitsner, John Williams
  • Patent number: D499342
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: Infinite Spirits, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Klitsner, John Williams
  • Patent number: D662147
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: KID Group, LLC
    Inventors: Michael McGinnis, Dan Klitsner
  • Patent number: D662993
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: KID Group, LLC
    Inventors: Michael McGinnis, Dan Klitsner
  • Patent number: D430234
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2000
    Assignee: Klitsner Industrial Design
    Inventors: Michael Liebowitz, Dan Klitsner, Brian Clemens
  • Patent number: D673617
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Hasbro, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Klitsner, Hakan Diniz