Patents by Inventor Dayan Ivy Golden

Dayan Ivy Golden 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: 7116644
    Abstract: A data sharing methodology and structure for communication between users of digital Internet-accessible devices, such as set-top boxes, is described. Users of Internet-accessible devices can establish connections between trusted users of other Internet-accessible devices and transfer personal information using either the Internet or the public switched telephone network (PSTN). Some examples of the type of information that may be transferred include IP addresses, e-mail, multimedia objects, and voice data. Once personal identification information has been exchanged, future communications may be easily re-established and maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Kenneth Eyer, Matthew S. Chang, Aditya Krishnan, Andrew M. Proehl, David K. L. Yang, Frederick J. Zustak, Peter Rae Shintani, Nicholas Colsey, Brant L. Candelore, Dayan Ivy Golden
  • Patent number: 6789106
    Abstract: A method and structure that allows a user who has access to an audio/visual object to cause an interactive control element of an interactive multimedia system to grab and store off for future retrieval the audio/visual object by simply activating a selection mechanism of the interactive multimedia system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Kenneth Eyer, Aditya Krishnan, Fred J. Zustak, Matthew S. Chang, Andrew M. Proehl, Brant L. Candelore, Nicholas Colsey, David K. L. Yang, Dayan Ivy Golden, Peter Rae Shintani
  • Publication number: 20040039648
    Abstract: A method, apparatus computer program, and storage medium for storing the computer program for downloading a data program to a computing device are provided. The method comprises the steps of designating a data program; receiving the designated program at a set top box; and transferring the received data program from the set top box to the computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2002
    Publication date: February 26, 2004
    Applicants: SONY CORPORATION, SONY ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Brant L. Candelore, Matthew Chang, Nicholas Colsey, Mark Kenneth Eyer, Dayan Ivy Golden, Aditya Krishnan, Andrew M. Proehl, Peter Rae Shintani, David K. L. Yang, Frederick J. Zustak
  • Publication number: 20030105679
    Abstract: A television set-top box used as a point of sale terminal at a retail establishment such as a department store or kiosk. The television set-top box may include a swipe card reader and is coupled to a television display, an input device and a printer. The customer accesses a catalog database of merchandise and inventory using a user interface to point of sale software. The customer may also enter an order using order entry software forming a part of the point of sale software. The catalog database is situated on a disc drive within the set-top box and can be updated from a catalog server as required to maintain accurate inventory and merchandise information in one embodiment. In another embodiment, the set-top box operates in a client mode to access information from the catalog server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2001
    Publication date: June 5, 2003
    Inventors: Aditya Krishnan, Matthew S. Chang, Andrew M. Proehl, David K.L. Yang, Fred J. Zustak, Peter Rae Shintani, Mark Kenneth Eyer, Nicholas Colsey, Brant L. Candelore, Dayan Ivy Golden
  • Publication number: 20030090515
    Abstract: An adaptive user interface and method thereof for simplifying the use of new electronic devices, such as set top boxes, by adapting the user interface on the basis of usage history. The adaptive user interface monitors input commands to the user interface and tracks usage statistics for use in determining whether to add or remove features from the interface. A ramp-up embodiment of the invention automatically adds user interface features as the user becomes more proficient with a device. A ramp-down embodiment of the invention automatically removes seldom used interface features. By tracking users' actions, the user interface can more accurately be modified to fit actual use habits of each user, rather than relying on user perception of what functionality is used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2001
    Publication date: May 15, 2003
    Applicant: Sony Corporation and Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew S. Chang, Mark Kenneth Eyer, Aditya Krishnan, Andrew M. Proehl, David K.L. Yang, Frederick J. Zustak, Peter Rae Shintani, Nicholas Colsey, Brant L. Candelore, Dayan Ivy Golden
  • Publication number: 20030093804
    Abstract: An apparatus and method to increase effective data connection bandwidth by splitting/allocating data streams seamlessly and simultaneously across multiple connections. The apparatus providing for multi-tasking and switching of data between a plurality of bi-directional and/or download-only bandwidth channels for use by a plurality of end-user devices. The apparatus having decision-making means for allocating the various bandwidth channels to the appropriate data transfer tasks thereby maximizing the use of all available channels. This improves over the current prevailing scenario whereby each device has a single dedicated connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2001
    Publication date: May 15, 2003
    Inventors: Matthew S. Chang, Mark Kenneth Eyer, Andrew M. Proehl, David K.L. Yang, Frederick J. Zustak, Peter Rae Shintani, Nicholas Colsey, Brant L. Candelore, Dayan Ivy Golden
  • Publication number: 20030093812
    Abstract: The present invention includes a system for enabling a user to download information displayed on a display screen of a television receiver. The system includes a device coupled to said television receiver to access information to be displayed on the display screen and a portable data device adapted to download the information from the device. The device includes a set-top box and the portable data device may be a smart card which may include an integrated circuit (IC) chip having information stored therein. The set-top box includes a back-channel for outputting information and the portable data device is coupled to the device by way of a smart card reader. The portable data device includes a display, a processor, a memory, navigation buttons and a remind button. The portable data device may communicate to the device using the ISO7816 Protocol, USB Protocol, a Serial Parallel Interface, Sony Memory Stick Protocol, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2001
    Publication date: May 15, 2003
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew S. Chang, Aditya Krishnan, Andrew M. Proehl, David K.L. Yang, Frederick J. Zustak, Peter Rae Shintani, Mark Kenneth Eyer, Nicholas Colsey, Brant L. Candelore, Dayan Ivy Golden
  • Publication number: 20030093808
    Abstract: A data sharing methodology and structure for communication between users of digital Internet-accessible devices, such as set-top boxes, is described. Users of Internet-accessible devices can establish connections between trusted users of other Internet-accessible devices and transfer personal information using either the Internet or the public switched telephone network (PSTN). Some examples of the type of information that may be transferred include IP addresses, e-mail, multimedia objects, and voice data. Once personal identification information has been exchanged, future communications may be easily re-established and maintained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2001
    Publication date: May 15, 2003
    Inventors: Mark Kenneth Eyer, Matthew S. Chang, Aditya Krishnan, Andrew M. Proehl, David K.L. Yang, Frederick J. Zustak, Peter Rae Shintani, Nicholas Colsey, Brant L. Candelore, Dayan Ivy Golden
  • Publication number: 20020199208
    Abstract: A kiosk that can be placed at any convenient location for providing a user with the ability to upload information stored in portable compact memory storage media and to forward the information to a network destination thereby freeing the portable compact memory storage media for storing additional information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2001
    Publication date: December 26, 2002
    Inventors: Matthew S. Chang, Aditya Krishnan, Andrew M. Proehl, David K.L. Yang, Frederick J. Zustak, Peter Rae Shintani, Mark Kenneth Eyer, Nicholas Colsey, Brant L. Candelore, Dayan Ivy Golden
  • Publication number: 20020194619
    Abstract: A set top box includes a designation function that provides a user with the ability to designate and store music video clips that the user is currently viewing while watching a video music channel. The user can instantly select a viewed video for storage in its entirety even after it has begun. The videos may be stored on a hard disk drive of the set top box, and may be indexed or organized by titles, artists, genre, or the like. Additionally, a user may be listening to an audio program on an audio cable channel, a radio channel, a digital or analog stereo (e.g., playback from a CD), and upon selection of a particular song, a corresponding video is downloaded to the user's designated set top box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2001
    Publication date: December 19, 2002
    Inventors: Matthew S. Chang, Aditya Krishnan, Andrew M. Proehl, David K.L. Yang, Frederick J. Zustak, Peter Rae Shintani, Mark Kenneth Eyer, Nicholas Colsey, Brant L. Candelore, Dayan Ivy Golden
  • Publication number: 20020174424
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for providing indications of items such as a television program or programs watched by user, television program or programs to be watched by the user, an activity or activities in which the user has participated, and an activity or activities the user is scheduled to participated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2001
    Publication date: November 21, 2002
    Inventors: Matthew S. Chang, Aditya Krishnan, Andrew M. Proehl, David K.L. Yang, Frederick J. Zustak, Peter Rae Shintani, Mark Kenneth Eyer, Nicholas Colsey, Brant L. Candelore, Dayan Ivy Golden
  • Publication number: 20020152458
    Abstract: An information network, such as an interactive set-top box, is provided to a subscriber. Through interaction with the set-top box, a subscriber may indicate his or her interest in a specific television or video program to be offered by a service provider and the price he or she would be willing to pay for it. This information is communicated to the service provider over a communications link, such as the Internet. The service provider uses the information to determine the offer price of the television or video program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2001
    Publication date: October 17, 2002
    Inventors: Mark Kenneth Eyer, Matthew S. Chang, Aditya Krishnan, Andrew M. Proehl, David K.L. Yang, Fred J. Zustak, Peter Rae Shintani, Nicholas Colsey, Brant L. Candelore, Dayan Ivy Golden
  • Publication number: 20020133413
    Abstract: A method and system for enabling a user to purchase an item displayed on a display screen of a television receiver which may be located in the user's home or office. The system may include a set-top box having a processor and a back-channel and adapted to receive television signals representative of a number of items offered for sale and provide the received television signals to the television receiver so as to enable the item or items offered for sale to be displayed on the display screen, and a credit card reader adapted to read information from a credit card when the credit card is provided thereto by the user and forward the read information to the set-top box. The set-top box may process the information received from the credit card reader and supply the same to an external destination such as a store, a credit card company, a manufacturer or the like so as to enable payment for a desired item without necessarily storing such information in the STB.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2001
    Publication date: September 19, 2002
    Inventors: Matthew S. Chang, Aditya Krishnan, Andrew M. Proehl, David K.L. Yang, Frederick J. Zustak, Peter Rae Shintani, Mark Kenneth Eyer, Nicholas Colsey, Brant L. Candelore, Dayan Ivy Golden
  • Publication number: 20020129362
    Abstract: A technique for displaying a television commercial on end user equipment includes providing a plurality of commercials available to be played on the end user equipment while tuned to a television channel, e.g., by pre-storing the audio/video of those commercials on a storage medium of the user equipment. The onset of a commercial time slot on the television channel is detected; and a selection is made, at the end user equipment, of one of the plurality of commercials. The selected commercial is played during the detected commercial slot as a substitute for the commercial broadcast on the television channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2001
    Publication date: September 12, 2002
    Inventors: Matthew S. Chang, Aditya Krishnan, Andrew M. Proehl, David K. L. Yang, Frederick J. Zustak, Peter Rae Shintani, Mark Kenneth Eyer, Nicholas Colsey, Brant L. Candelore, Dayan Ivy Golden
  • Publication number: 20020124250
    Abstract: A method and structure for distributing hybrid advertisements, audio programming, video programming or other programming types. A set-top box is provided with two communications links, one for receiving conventional television programs including short duration advertisements and one for receiving corresponding extended length advertisements from a service provider. After viewing an abbreviated advertisement, a viewer of the system may indicate a desire to view an extended length advertisement corresponding to the abbreviated advertisement and the system will display the requested extended length advertisement for viewing by the viewer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2001
    Publication date: September 5, 2002
    Inventors: Andrew M. Proehl, Matthew S. Chang, Aditya Krishnan, David K.L. Yang, Fred J. Zustak, Peter Rae Shintani, Mark Kenneth Eyer, Nicholas Colsey, Brant L. Candelore, Dayan Ivy Golden
  • Publication number: 20020124071
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided whereby a user of a set-top box may customize a user interface so as to simplify the interaction between the user and the set-top box. The user interface includes a channel map, which may be customized by the user. The channel map may include a subset of broadcast television channels together with virtual channels, such as alternate video sources, networked devices, web sites and other media supported by the set-top box. The user may customize the channel map, through interaction with user interface of the set-top box, to reflect his or her preferences and may select between virtual channels in the channel map using a simple input device, such as a remote control device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2001
    Publication date: September 5, 2002
    Inventors: Andrew M. Proehl, Matthew S. Chang, Aditya Krishnan, David K.L. Yang, Fred J. Zustak, Peter Rae Shintani, Mark Kenneth Eyer, Nicholas Colsey, Brant L. Candelore, Dayan Ivy Golden
  • Publication number: 20020124253
    Abstract: An information network, such an interactive set-top box, is provided to enable user to receive targeted information through use of a personal information database. Through interaction with the set-top box, the user may establish a personal profile database that specifies his or her interests, preferences and other information. This information is communicated to a service provider. Based on this information, the service provider builds a personal information database and creates customized and directed advertising targeted to that user. The customized advertising may be download to the user's multimedia storage device (either within the set-top box or external to it). The user information may also be passed to vendors, but the user's identity is withheld, thereby ensuring the privacy of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2001
    Publication date: September 5, 2002
    Inventors: Mark Kenneth Eyer, Matthew S. Chang, Aditya Krishnan, Andrew M. Proehl, David K. L. Yang, Fred J. Zustak, Peter Rae Shintani, Nicholas Colsey, Brant L. Candelore, Dayan Ivy Golden
  • Publication number: 20020124268
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for presenting variable pop-up windows of ancillary information in television programming. Multiple instances of ancillary information is transmitted to a set-top box in association with segments of programming content. The set-top box selects a different set of ancillary information for display in a pop-up window whenever the content is presented. In one embodiment, a different set of ancillary information is presented according to the number of times the programming is presented. In another embodiment, ancillary information is selected using a randomizing algorithm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2001
    Publication date: September 5, 2002
    Inventors: Aditya Krishnan, Matthew S. Chang, Andrew M. Proehl, David K. L. Yang, Fred J. Zustak, Peter Rae Shintani, Mark Kenneth Eyer, Nicholas Colsey, Brant L. Candelore, Dayan Ivy Golden
  • Publication number: 20020124249
    Abstract: An advertising technique for use during playback of stored entertainment content. A set-top box notifies a service provider of the selection of playback of stored content by a user. The service provider uses user profile information and other information to select targeted advertisements for the user and the advertisements are merged with the stored content for presentation to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2001
    Publication date: September 5, 2002
    Inventors: Peter Rae Shintani, Matthew S. Chang, Aditya Krishnan, Andrew M. Proehl, David K.L. Yang, Fred J. Zustak, Mark Kenneth Eyer, Nicholas Colsey, Brant L. Candelore, Dayan Ivy Golden
  • Publication number: 20020107909
    Abstract: A method and structure that allows a user who has access to an audio/visual object to cause an interactive control element of an interactive multimedia system to grab and store off for future retrieval the audio/visual object by simply activating a selection mechanism of the interactive multimedia system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2001
    Publication date: August 8, 2002
    Inventors: Mark Kenneth Eyer, Aditya Krishnan, Fred J. Zustak, Matthew S. Chang, Andrew M. Proehl, Brant L. Candelore, Nicholas Colsey, David K. L. Yang, Dayan Ivy Golden, Peter Rae Shintani