Patents by Inventor Dean Jerding

Dean Jerding 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: 7673340
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring and analyzing user activity of an interactive system, providing insight and recommendations to improve the interactive system based on the user activity. The present invention analyzes user behavior in the context of the structure of the interactive system as experienced by the user, the analysis of business-critical user tasks, the automated generation of recommendations for improving the interactive system, reports on the interactive system's application logic and data, unique visualizations of user behavior through the use of graphical displays, and secure report viewing and creation. The present invention can be applied to number of interactive systems or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Clickfox LLC
    Inventors: Tal Cohen, Nissim Harel, Dean Jerding
  • Patent number: 7644134
    Abstract: A method of analysis of the performance of defined visitor tasks at a host's web site. Tasks are defined a sequence of web pages with which the host wishes the visitor to view or interact. The method allows a given task to be provided, compares the desired task to current visitor behavior to determine frequency, manner and completion of the task and analyzes the task-related information for anomalies and trends in the completion, or lack thereof, of the desired tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Clickfox, LLC
    Inventors: Tal Cohen, Nissim Harel, Dean Jerding, Ami Feinstein
  • Publication number: 20080046524
    Abstract: The present invention comprises customizable, multimedia messaging over a subscriber television system, such as a cable or satellite system, utilizing a service independent framework. The present invention comprises a multimedia messaging (MMM) server generally located at a headend of a cable or satellite system, and an MMM client at a communications terminal located remotely with respect to the MMM server. A service provider or operator defines a message configuration that is utilized to present the message content to one or more subscribers. The message configuration includes parameters that control the presentation of the message content. The MMM server receives an MMM request from a service application, and in response thereto, generates an MMM request which is sent to the communications terminal, and more particularly, to the MMM client. The MMM client processes the MMM request, including the retrieval of any message content or the message configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2007
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Applicant: SCIENTIFIC ATLANTA, INC.
    Inventors: Dean Jerding, Robert Banker, Azita Manson, Timothy Addington, Arturo Rodriguez
  • Publication number: 20070233999
    Abstract: A system and method for a communication terminal to manage memory and maintain a current application version for multiple applications are provided. The system and method provide for managing memory in a communication terminal coupled to a server device enabling the communication terminal to provide memory capacity for storing in a memory and executing on the communication terminal a plurality of applications downloaded from the server device. Prior to downloading an application, the communication terminal determines an amount of memory capacity required by an application client to be downloaded from the server device. The communication terminal then attempts to allocate the memory capacity. If memory cannot be allocated from the system heap, the communication terminal purges data contained in the memory according to a dynamic list of priorities to create memory capacity in the memory for the application client.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2007
    Publication date: October 4, 2007
    Applicant: SCIENTIC-ATLANTA, INC.
    Inventors: Dean Jerding, Arturo Rodriguez, John Schlarb, Frank Domina
  • Publication number: 20070233824
    Abstract: The invention is a flexible and adaptive application framework and method for providing media services via an interactive media services client device coupled to a programmable media services server device. A method of the preferred embodiment of the invention includes distributing or partitioning computation, data storage, and/or data transmission between the server and client devices to flexibly adapt to and take advantage of the available computing and/or network resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2007
    Publication date: October 4, 2007
    Inventors: Dean Jerding, Arturo Rodriguez
  • Publication number: 20070136748
    Abstract: Video presenting systems and methods are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, among others, a method comprises presenting a video presentation and enabling a viewer to select an option to receive a plurality of sequential data supplements. The sequential data supplements correspond to on-screen comments of the video presentation. In addition, the sequential data supplements have a plurality of respective time intervals corresponding to respective portions of the video presentation. The method further comprises receiving a first input from the viewer regarding selection of the option to receive the plurality of sequential data supplements. Responsive to receiving the first input corresponding to selecting the option to receive the plurality of sequential data supplements, the method includes providing the plurality of sequential data supplements at the plurality of respective times corresponding to respective portions of the video presentation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2007
    Publication date: June 14, 2007
    Inventors: Arturo Rodriguez, Dean Jerding, Robert Banker
  • Publication number: 20070094690
    Abstract: The invention can be viewed as a system for providing media information to a user via an interactive media services client device coupled to a programmable media services server device. A method of the preferred embodiment of the present invention includes adding a media title to a media title list in response to user input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2006
    Publication date: April 26, 2007
    Inventors: Arturo Rodriguez, Dean Jerding
  • Publication number: 20060271964
    Abstract: The invention can be viewed as a system for providing media information to a user via an interactive media services client device coupled to a programmable media services server device. A method of the preferred embodiment of the present invention includes adding a media title to a media title list in response to user input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2006
    Publication date: November 30, 2006
    Inventors: Arturo Rodriguez, Dean Jerding
  • Publication number: 20060271973
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for an interactive media services system to provide a plurality of promotional media to a user through an interactive media services client device coupled to a programmable media services server device. The method includes the step of implementing an interactive media guide and implementing the client device to present the interactive media guide to said user. A system operator of the programmable media services server device is provided with an interface to the programmable media services server that includes control options within the interface to allow said system operator to command which of the plurality of promotional media is displayed in specific areas of said interactive media guide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Publication date: November 30, 2006
    Inventors: Dean Jerding, Robert Banker, Arturo Rodriguez, Valerie Gutknecht, Shashi Goel
  • Publication number: 20060206913
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for an interactive media services system to provide media to a user through an interactive media services client device. The client device is coupled to a programmable media services server device. The method includes the step of implementing an interactive media guide. Additionally, the client device is implemented to present the interactive media guide to the user. A system operator is provided an interface to the programmable media services server. Control options are provided within the interface to allow the system operator to configure a plurality of rental options available to the user. Finally the interactive media service system is implemented such that the plurality of rental options can be executed by the user in a requested active media session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2005
    Publication date: September 14, 2006
    Inventors: DEAN JERDING, ROBERT BANKER, SASHI GOEL, ARTURO RODRIGUEZ, TIMOTHY ADDINGTON, VALERIE GUTKNECHT, BINDU CRANDALL, ROBERT VAN ORDEN
  • Publication number: 20060112434
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for an interactive media services system to provide media to a user through an interactive media services client device. The client device is coupled to a programmable media services server device. The method includes the step of implementing an interactive media guide. Additionally, the client device is implemented to present the interactive media guide to the user. A system operator is provided an interface to the programmable media services server. Control options are provided within the interface to allow the system operator to configure a plurality of rental options available to the user. Finally the interactive media service system is implemented such that the plurality of rental options can be executed by the user in a requested active media session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2005
    Publication date: May 25, 2006
    Inventors: ROBERT BANKER, SASHI GOEL, DEAN JERDING, ARTURO RODRIGUEZ, TIMOTHY ADDINGTON, VALERIE GUTNECHT, BINDU CRANDALL, ROBERT VAN ORDEN
  • Publication number: 20060059525
    Abstract: The invention may be viewed as a method for providing a user with information received by an interactive media services client device from a programmable media services server device. The method includes storing visual setting data in memory so that a plurality of applications can use the visual setting data to determine the appearance of items presented to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2005
    Publication date: March 16, 2006
    Inventors: Dean Jerding, Arturo Rodriguez, Robert Banker
  • Publication number: 20060020982
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for an interactive media services system to provide media to a user through an interactive media services client device. The client device is coupled to a programmable media services server device. The method includes the step of implementing an interactive media guide. Additionally, the client device is implemented to present the interactive media guide to the user. A system operator is provided an interface to the programmable media services server. Control options are provided within the interface to allow the system operator to configure a plurality of rental options available to the user. Finally the interactive media service system is implemented such that the plurality of rental options can be executed by the user in a requested active media session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2005
    Publication date: January 26, 2006
    Inventors: Dean Jerding, Robert Banker, Sashi Goel, Arturo Rodriguez, Timothy Addington, Valerie Gutknecht, Bindu Crandall, Robert Van Orden
  • Publication number: 20050240961
    Abstract: Included is a method for an interactive media services system to provide a screen saver utility to a user through an interactive media services client device. The client device may be coupled to a programmable media services server device. The method may include the steps of providing a system operator with an interface to the programmable media services server; and providing control options within the interface to allow the system operator to dictate media to be presented in the screen saver utility, a plurality of parameters that result in activation of the screen saver utility, and a procedure to be followed in exiting the screen saver utility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2005
    Publication date: October 27, 2005
    Inventors: Dean Jerding, Robert Banker, Arturo Rodriguez, Valerie Gutknecht, Shashi Goel
  • Publication number: 20050172326
    Abstract: A system and method for a communication terminal to manage memory and maintain a current application version for multiple applications are provided. The system and method provide for managing memory in a communication terminal coupled to a server device enabling the communication terminal to provide memory capacity for storing in a memory and executing on the communication terminal a plurality of applications downloaded from the server device. Prior to downloading an application, the communication terminal determines an amount of memory capacity required by an application client to be downloaded from the server device. The communication terminal then attempts to allocate the memory capacity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2005
    Publication date: August 4, 2005
    Inventors: Dean Jerding, Arturo Rodriguez, John Schlarb, Frank Domina
  • Publication number: 20050076360
    Abstract: A method and system that allows a user to, with a single button press on a remote control, quickly navigate within a program guide to an established reference point, such as the program information associated with the last viewed channel and the current time. The establishment of a reference point provides a subscriber with a known position within program information that may cover weeks of time, thousands of channels, and a variety of categories or sorting methods. The subscriber that has advanced through many hours and channels of program information is provided with a method of easily navigating to a known reference within the program information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2004
    Publication date: April 7, 2005
    Inventors: Dean Jerding, Robert Banker, Gregory Durden, Arturo Rodriguez
  • Publication number: 20050071882
    Abstract: A technique for allocating bandwidth in a digital broadband delivery system (DBDS) using a bandwidth allocation manager to dynamically assign a content delivery mode to a plurality of digital transmission channels based on an allocation criteria received from a subscriber is disclosed herein. The bandwidth allocation manager determines a bandwidth allocation schedule for a predetermined bandwidth based on allocation criteria comprising a criteria received from a subscriber. The allocation criteria received from the subscriber may comprise a subscriber reservation request which is processed by the bandwidth allocation manager to determine the bandwidth allocation schedule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2004
    Publication date: March 31, 2005
    Inventors: Arturo Rodriguez, Dean Jerding
  • Publication number: 20050044565
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and system for accessing services in a television system. In one implementation, a DHCT presents a user a menu containing a plurality of selectable link representations corresponding to separate services or applications offered by the cable television system. The user navigates the menu with a remote device and selects a desired service by choosing the selectable link representation corresponding to the desired service or application. The DHCT receives the user input, translates the selectable link command into an executable call, and activates the service or application corresponding to the selected link representation from the menu chosen by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2004
    Publication date: February 24, 2005
    Inventors: Dean Jerding, Arturo Rodriguez, Robert Banker, John Schlarb, Robert Van Orden, Bindu Crandall
  • Publication number: 20050044577
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and system for accessing services in a television system. In one implementation, a DHCT presents a user a menu containing a plurality of selectable link representations corresponding to separate services or applications offered by the cable television system. The user navigates the menu with a remote device and selects a desired service by choosing the selectable link representation corresponding to the desired service or application. The DHCT receives the user input, translates the selectable link command into an executable call, and activates the service or application corresponding to the selected link representation from the menu chosen by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2004
    Publication date: February 24, 2005
    Inventors: Dean Jerding, Arturo Rodriguez, Robert Banker, John Schlarb, Robert Van Orden, Bindu Crandall
  • Publication number: 20050044566
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and system for accessing services in a television system. In one implementation, a DHCT presents a user a menu containing a plurality of selectable link representations corresponding to separate services or applications offered by the cable television system. The user navigates the menu with a remote device and selects a desired service by choosing the selectable link representation corresponding to the desired service or application. The DHCT receives the user input, translates the selectable link command into an executable call, and activates the service or application corresponding to the selected link representation from the menu chosen by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2004
    Publication date: February 24, 2005
    Inventors: Dean Jerding, Arturo Rodriguez, Robert Banker, John Schlarb, Robert Van Orden, Bindu Crandall