Patents by Inventor Deb Kumar Roy

Deb Kumar Roy 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: 20180359042
    Abstract: A real time messaging platform identifies an audio snippet of a time-based media (TBM) event. The messaging platform maintains a real time repository of concurrently broadcasting TBM events as well as a historical repository of previously broadcast TBM events. These repositories contain acoustic fingerprints of their respective TBM events. The messaging platform matches an acoustic fingerprint of the audio snippet with one of the stored acoustic fingerprints to identify the TBM event in the recorded snippet. To identify the TBM event, the messaging platform matches multiple overlapping reference audio segments of the reference audio stream with multiple test audio segments of the audio snippet. This allows the platform to account for time delays between the test and reference audio segments that would otherwise hinder the matching process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Andrew John Carroll, Jeremy Rishel, Richard Douglas Whitcomb, JR., Mark Watabe, Noah Vihinen, Indranrita Deshmukh, Artur B. Adib, Michael Ben Fleischman, Deb Kumar Roy
  • Patent number: 10133818
    Abstract: Social media content items are mapped to relevant time-based media events. These mappings may be used as the basis for multiple applications, such as ranking of search results for time-based media, automatic recommendations for time-based media, prediction of audience interest for media purchasing/planning, and estimating social interest in the time-based media. Social interest in time-based media (e.g., video and audio streams and recordings) segments is estimated through a process of data ingestion and integration. The estimation process determines social interest in specific events represented as segments in time-based media, such as particular plays in a sporting event, scenes in a television show, or advertisements in an advertising block. The resulting estimates of social interest also can be graphically displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Bluefin Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Ben Fleischman, Deb Kumar Roy
  • Publication number: 20180018327
    Abstract: An affinity server estimates an affinity between two different time based media events (e.g., TV, radio, social media content stream), between a time based media event and a specific topic, or between two different topics, where the affinity score represents an intersection between the populations of social media users who have authored social media content items regarding the two different events and/or topics. The affinity score represents an estimation of the real world affinity between the real world population of people who have an interest in both time based media events, both topics, or in a time based media event and a topic. One possible threshold for including a social media user in a population may be based on a confidence score that indicates the confidence that one or more social media content items authored by the social media user are relevant to the topic or event in question.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Ben Fleischman, Deb Kumar Roy, Jeremy Rishel, Anjali Midha, Matthew Miller
  • Patent number: 9871606
    Abstract: A real time messaging platform identifies an audio snippet of a time-based media (TBM) event. The messaging platform maintains a real time repository of concurrently broadcasting TBM events as well as a historical repository of previously broadcast TBM events. These repositories contain acoustic fingerprints of their respective TBM events. The messaging platform matches an acoustic fingerprint of the audio snippet with one of the stored acoustic fingerprints to identify the TBM event in the recorded snippet. To identify the TBM event, the messaging platform matches multiple overlapping reference audio segments of the reference audio stream with multiple test audio segments of the audio snippet. This allows the platform to account for time delays between the test and reference audio segments that would otherwise hinder the matching process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew John Carroll, Jeremy Rishel, Richard Douglas Whitcomb, Jr., Mark Watabe, Noah Vihinen, Indranrita Deshmukh, Artur B. Adib, Michael Ben Fleischman, Deb Kumar Roy
  • Patent number: 9753923
    Abstract: An affinity server estimates an affinity between two different time based media events (e.g., TV, radio, social media content stream), between a time based media event and a specific topic, or between two different topics, where the affinity score represents an intersection between the populations of social media users who have authored social media content items regarding the two different events and/or topics. The affinity score represents an estimation of the real world affinity between the real world population of people who have an interest in both time based media events, both topics, or in a time based media event and a topic. One possible threshold for including a social media user in a population may be based on a confidence score that indicates the confidence that one or more social media content items authored by the social media user are relevant to the topic or event in question.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: BLUEFIN LABS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Ben Fleischman, Deb Kumar Roy, Jeremy Rishel, Anjali Midha, Matthew Miller
  • Publication number: 20170140398
    Abstract: Social media content items are mapped to relevant time-based media events. These mappings are used as the basis for calculating metrics based upon the mappings, and ratings of the time-based media there from. Audience response metrics (ARMs) are calculated from the mappings, which provide an indication of audience engagement or response. In addition, ARMs provide information about the virality, depth, and breadth of the response by the viewing audience. The calculated metrics are stored and are used to generate ratings for the time-based media. The ratings may be published in whole or in part, e.g., as part of a ratings system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Michael Ben Fleischman, Deb Kumar Roy, Jeremy Rishel
  • Publication number: 20170075995
    Abstract: Social media content items are mapped to relevant time-based media events. These mappings may be used as the basis for multiple applications, such as ranking of search results for time-based media, automatic recommendations for time-based media, prediction of audience interest for media purchasing/planning, and estimating social interest in the time-based media. Social interest in time-based media (e.g., video and audio streams and recordings) segments is estimated through a process of data ingestion and integration. The estimation process determines social interest in specific events represented as segments in time-based media, such as particular plays in a sporting event, scenes in a television show, or advertisements in an advertising block. The resulting estimates of social interest also can be graphically displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Michael Ben Fleischman, Deb Kumar Roy
  • Publication number: 20170043118
    Abstract: A sleep-aid device is provided that includes a main moving platform that moves in a variable manner with accompanying variable sound generation, the sound and motion under the control of a control system and adapted to calm a fussy baby, induce sleep, and maintain sleep under normal conditions. The device may also include a sleep sack for an infant, which is removably attachable to the sleep-aid device and comprises a crib attachment mechanism in data communication with the control system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Harvey Neil Karp, Matthew R. Berlin, Jesse V. Gray, Bill Walter Washabaugh, Deb Kumar Roy
  • Publication number: 20170043117
    Abstract: An infant calming/sleep-aid/SIDS detection device is provided that includes a main moving platform that moves in a variable manner with accompanying variable sound generation, the sound and motion adapted to calm a fussy baby, induce sleep, and maintain sleep under normal conditions. The device may also have a sensor for detection of pauses in breathing and/or detection of resultant biological changes related to breathing pauses and respond with appropriate stimuli to arouse the baby and allow breathing to recommence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Harvey Neil Karp, Matthew R. Berlin, Jesse V. Gray, Bill Walter Washabaugh, Deb Kumar Roy
  • Patent number: 9563901
    Abstract: Social media content items are mapped to relevant time-based media events. These mappings are used as the basis for calculating metrics based upon the mappings, and ratings of the time-based media there from. Audience response metrics (ARMs) are calculated from the mappings, which provide an indication of audience engagement or response. In addition, ARMs provide information about the virality, depth, and breadth of the response by the viewing audience. The calculated metrics are stored and are used to generate ratings for the time-based media. The ratings may be published in whole or in part, e.g., as part of a ratings system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: BlueFin Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Ben Fleischman, Deb Kumar Roy, Jeremy Rishel
  • Patent number: 9542489
    Abstract: Social media content items are mapped to relevant time-based media events. These mappings may be used as the basis for multiple applications, such as ranking of search results for time-based media, automatic recommendations for time-based media, prediction of audience interest for media purchasing/planning, and estimating social interest in the time-based media. Social interest in time-based media (e.g., video and audio streams and recordings) segments is estimated through a process of data ingestion and integration. The estimation process determines social interest in specific events represented as segments in time-based media, such as particular plays in a sporting event, scenes in a television show, or advertisements in an advertising block. The resulting estimates of social interest also can be graphically displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Bluefin Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Ben Fleischman, Deb Kumar Roy
  • Patent number: 9432721
    Abstract: Social media content items and references to events that occur therein are aligned with the time-based media events they describe. These mappings may be used as the basis for sending messages to populations of authors of content items, where the populations are determined based on whether the author has written a content item that refers to a specific TV show or advertisement. TV streams are monitored to detect when and where a specific advertisement for a particular advertiser is shown. Concurrently, social media streams are monitored for content items that refer to or are about specific TV shows and advertisements. Responsive to a specific advertisement being detected as being shown during a specific TV show, a message associated with the advertisement is sent to the authors of the content items associated with that TV show or advertisement. The messages can be transmitted while the advertisement is being shown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Bluefin Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Ben Fleischman, Deb Kumar Roy
  • Publication number: 20160246801
    Abstract: Social media content items are mapped to relevant time-based media events. These mappings may be used as the basis for multiple applications, such as ranking of search results for time-based media, automatic recommendations for time-based media, prediction of audience interest for media purchasing/planning, and estimating social interest in the time-based media. Social interest in time-based media (e.g., video and audio streams and recordings) segments is estimated through a process of data ingestion and integration. The estimation process determines social interest in specific events represented as segments in time-based media, such as particular plays in a sporting event, scenes in a television show, or advertisements in an advertising block. The resulting estimates of social interest also can be graphically displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Inventors: Michael Ben Fleischman, Deb Kumar Roy
  • Publication number: 20160166081
    Abstract: An infant calming/sleep-aid device includes a main moving platform that moves in a reciprocating manner and an actuator that drives the reciprocating movement of the main moving platform. The moving head platform is linked to the main moving platform and at least one of a motion sensing device and a sound sensing device are either at or proximate to a moving head platform that is pivotally linked to the main moving platform. A logic circuit links at least one of the motion and sound sensing devices of the infant calming/sleep aid-device to the main moving platform whereby signals detected modulate movement of the main moving platform. A sound generating device is linked to the logic circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Harvey Neil Karp, Matthew R. Berlin, Jesse V. Gray, Bill Walter Washabaugh, Deb Kumar Roy
  • Publication number: 20160071120
    Abstract: Social media content items are mapped to relevant time-based media events. These mappings are used as the basis for calculating metrics based upon the mappings, and ratings of the time-based media there from. Audience response metrics (ARMs) are calculated from the mappings, which provide an indication of audience engagement or response. In addition, ARMs provide information about the virality, depth, and breadth of the response by the viewing audience. The calculated metrics are stored and are used to generate ratings for the time-based media. The ratings may be published in whole or in part, e.g., as part of a ratings system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Inventors: Michael Ben Fleischman, Deb Kumar Roy, Jeremy Rishel
  • Patent number: 9218101
    Abstract: Social media content items are mapped to relevant time-based media events. These mappings may be used as the basis for multiple applications, such as ranking of search results for time-based media, automatic recommendations for time-based media, prediction of audience interest for media purchasing/planning, and estimating social interest in the time-based media. Social interest in time-based media (e.g., video and audio streams and recordings) segments is estimated through a process of data ingestion and integration. The estimation process determines social interest in specific events represented as segments in time-based media, such as particular plays in a sporting event, scenes in a television show, or advertisements in an advertising block. The resulting estimates of social interest also can be graphically displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Bluefin Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Ben Fleischman, Deb Kumar Roy
  • Patent number: 9092829
    Abstract: Social media content items are mapped to relevant time-based media events. These mappings are used as the basis for calculating metrics based upon the mappings, and ratings of the time-based media there from. Audience response metrics (ARMs) are calculated from the mappings, which provide an indication of audience engagement or response. In addition, ARMs provide information about the virality, depth, and breadth of the response by the viewing audience. The calculated metrics are stored and are used to generate ratings for the time-based media. The ratings may be published in whole or in part, e.g., as part of a ratings system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Bluefin Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Ben Fleischman, Deb Kumar Roy, Jeremy Rishel
  • Publication number: 20150193437
    Abstract: An affinity server estimates an affinity between two different time based media events (e.g., TV, radio, social media content stream), between a time based media event and a specific topic, or between two different topics, where the affinity score represents an intersection between the populations of social media users who have authored social media content items regarding the two different events and/or topics. The affinity score represents an estimation of the real world affinity between the real world population of people who have an interest in both time based media events, both topics, or in a time based media event and a topic. One possible threshold for including a social media user in a population may be based on a confidence score that indicates the confidence that one or more social media content items authored by the social media user are relevant to the topic or event in question.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Ben Fleischman, Deb Kumar Roy, Jeremy Rishel, Anjali Midha, Matthew Miller
  • Patent number: 9009130
    Abstract: An affinity server estimates an affinity between two different time based media events (e.g., TV, radio, social media content stream), between a time based media event and a specific topic, or between two different topics, where the affinity score represents an intersection between the populations of social media users who have authored social media content items regarding the two different events and/or topics. The affinity score represents an estimation of the real world affinity between the real world population of people who have an interest in both time based media events, both topics, or in a time based media event and a topic. One possible threshold for including a social media user in a population may be based on a confidence score that indicates the confidence that one or more social media content items authored by the social media user are relevant to the topic or event in question.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Bluefin Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Ben Fleischman, Deb Kumar Roy, Jeremy Rishel, Anjali Midha, Matthew Miller
  • Publication number: 20150052543
    Abstract: Social media content items and references to events that occur therein are aligned with the time-based media events they describe. These mappings may be used as the basis for sending messages to populations of authors of content items, where the populations are determined based on whether the author has written a content item that refers to a specific TV show or advertisement. TV streams are monitored to detect when and where a specific advertisement for a particular advertiser is shown. Concurrently, social media streams are monitored for content items that refer to or are about specific TV shows and advertisements. Responsive to a specific advertisement being detected as being shown during a specific TV show, a message associated with the advertisement is sent to the authors of the content items associated with that TV show or advertisement. The messages can be transmitted while the advertisement is being shown.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Ben Fleischman, Deb Kumar Roy