Patents by Inventor Dennis Denker

Dennis Denker 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: 10366373
    Abstract: A computer-based ticket system enables users to electronically transfer tickets to other users, and to obtain tickets from other users. A first software module executing in a server is configured to cancel a first ticket for a first seat at first event associated with a first user, and issue a second ticket for the first seat to a second user at least partly in response to an instruction from the first user received from a first user terminal and an instruction from the second user received from a second user terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Dennis Denker, Sean Moriarty, David Scarborough, Charles Plamondon, Matthew Siegel
  • Patent number: 10355936
    Abstract: Methods and systems for reducing burst usage of a networked computer system are described herein. In an embodiment, resource requesters can request, within a time window, resources over a computer network before the resources are available. The resources can then be allocated in batch mode when the resources are available. Thus, resource requests do not have to be processed in real-time, and resource requests can be received before the resources are available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Sussman, Brendan Ross, Bob Bennett, Dennis Denker, Andrew Karonis, Kenton F. Brett
  • Patent number: 10348708
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for communication networks and network operations for processing partial uses of clustered access rights. The communication networks may include channels such as short-range communication channels, such as Bluetooth, BTLE, and/or near-field communication (NFC) channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis Denker, Shigeki Hirose, Jonathan Scott Wall
  • Patent number: 10299189
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for executing tasks selected based on locations of user devices. A first user device associated with an access right to a resource can be identified. The location of the first user device can be determined at a time before a defined time period. Further, a protocol execution condition can be detected. Upon detecting the protocol execution condition, executing a protocol. Executing the protocol can include determining a distance between the first user device and a resource location. Whether the distance between the first user device and the resource location is less than or equal to a distance range of the resource location at a time prior to the defined time period can be determined. In response to determining that the distance is not less than or equal to the distance range, accessing a plurality of tasks, selecting a task, and executing the task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
    Inventors: David Scarborough, Dennis Denker, Adam Sussman, MyDung Tran Nackman
  • Publication number: 20190141798
    Abstract: Several embodiments include a cooking instrument. The cooking instrument can include a heating system. The heating system can include one or more heating elements capable of emitting wireless energy into the cooking chamber. The cooking instrument can also include a control system. The control system can select a quantifiable cooking result and drive the heating system to achieve such cooking result. In at least one mode of operation, the control system can increase power density despite a power draw limit of an external power source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Shih-yu Cheng, Dennis Denker, Zinovy Dolgonosov, Carl Grossman, Kuy Mainwaring
  • Publication number: 20190121997
    Abstract: A method for detection and use of device identifiers to enhance the security of data transfers between electronic devices. A first electronic device can transmit access data to a second electronic device. The access data can be associated with a first access code that can be generated based at least in part on data representing a device identifier of the first electronic device. A device identifier can uniquely identify the first electronic device from a plurality of electronic devices. Transferring the access data can involve transforming the first access code into a second access code that can include data representing a device identifier associated with the second electronic device. Transforming the first access code into the second access code can facilitate access to a resource associated with the access data for a second user, but not for a first user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Samuel Levin, David Scarborough, Fengpei Du, Richard DiStefano, Dennis Denker, Sean Moriarty, Charles Plamondon, Matthew Siegel, Benjamin Marti
  • Publication number: 20190075140
    Abstract: Systems and methods for facilitating shared access-right evaluation using linked communication channels are provided. A first communication can be received over a first communication link from a first user device, and a second communication can be received over a second communication link from a second user device. The first and second communications can include requests for the assignment of access rights. Map data can be generated and transmitted to each of the first and second user devices. Each user device can display a visual representation of access-right data. Further, a communication session can be facilitated between the first user device and the second user device. The communication session can be presented on the visual representation for each user device so that the first user and the second user can collaboratively evaluate access rights.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Dennis A. Denker, Raymond Yung-Chien Lew, Debbie Hsu, Michael Horowitz, Bradford J. Bensen, John Carnahan
  • Publication number: 20190053332
    Abstract: Systems and methods for user configurable cooking appliances include receiving system resources having associated budgets, facilitating user allocation the system resources to a plurality of heating elements without exceeding the associate budgets, applying the system resources to the heating elements to heat one or more food substances within a cooking chamber, and selectively regulating delivery of the system resources to the heating elements such that no more than the associated budget of each of the system resources is delivered to the heating elements. Computing components can execute a heating algorithm to cook at least one food substance in the cooking chamber, detect a state change of the food substance, and modify the heating algorithm to reconfigure the system resources supplied to the heating elements in response to the state change and in accordance with user configured allocation and associated budgets for the system resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Shih-Yu Cheng, Mark Janoff, Richard Metzler, John Pleasants, Dan Yue, Taylor Adams, Dennis Denker
  • Publication number: 20180324908
    Abstract: Systems and methods include a cooking appliance comprising a heating element disposed within a cooking chamber and operable to selectively emit waves at any of a plurality of powers and/or peak wavelengths, a camera operable to capture an image of the cooking chamber, and a computing device operable to supply power to the heating element to vary the power and/or peak wavelength of the emitted waves and generate heat within the cooking chamber, and instruct the camera to capture the image when the heating element is emitting at a stabilized power and/or peak wavelength. The computing device is operable to generate an adjusted captured image by adjusting the captured image with respect to the stabilized power and/or peak wavelength. The computing device comprises feedback components operable to receive the adjusted captured image, extract features, and analyze the one or more features to determine an event, property, measurement and/or status.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Dennis Denker, Brian Williams, Shih-yu Cheng, Zinovy Dolgonosov
  • Publication number: 20180302287
    Abstract: Methods and systems for reducing burst usage of a networked computer system are described herein. In an embodiment, resource requesters can request, within a time window, resources over a computer network before the resources are available. The resources can then be allocated in batch mode when the resources are available. Thus, resource requests do not have to be processed in real-time, and resource requests can be received before the resources are available.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Adam Sussman, Brendan Ross, Bob Bennett, Dennis Denker, Andrew Karonis, Kenton F. Brett
  • Patent number: 10102393
    Abstract: A method for detection and use of device identifiers to enhance the security of data transfers between electronic devices. A first electronic device can transmit access data to a second electronic device. The access data can be associated with a first access code that can be generated based at least in part on data representing a device identifier of the first electronic device. A device identifier can uniquely identify the first electronic device from a plurality of electronic devices. Transferring the access data can involve transforming the first access code into a second access code that can include data representing a device identifier associated with the second electronic device. Transforming the first access code into the second access code can facilitate access to a resource associated with the access data for a second user, but not for a first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Levin, David Scarborough, Fengpei Du, Richard DiStefano, Dennis Denker, Sean Moriarty, Charles Plamondon, Matthew Siegel, Benjamin Marti
  • Publication number: 20180278538
    Abstract: A system and method for efficiently processing and managing data stored in a queue. A processing device may process the data stored in the queue. Queue protocols can be applied to the queue to efficiently process and manage data stored in the queue. Queue protocols may facilitate efficient use of processing resources that process the data stored in one or more queues. A queue protocol may include at least a first protocol for facilitating transfer of data in the queue to another queue processed by another processing device or a second protocol for inhibiting transfer of data in the queue to another queue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Adam Sussman, Robert Bennett, Dennis Denker
  • Publication number: 20180247068
    Abstract: A method for detection and use of device identifiers to enhance the security of data transfers between electronic devices. A first electronic device can transmit access data to a second electronic device. The access data can be associated with a first access code that can be generated based at least in part on data representing a device identifier of the first electronic device. A device identifier can uniquely identify the first electronic device from a plurality of electronic devices. Transferring the access data can involve transforming the first access code into a second access code that can include data representing a device identifier associated with the second electronic device. Transforming the first access code into the second access code can facilitate access to a resource associated with the access data for a second user, but not for a first user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Samuel Levin, David Scarborough, Fengpei Du, Richard DiStefano, Dennis Denker, Sean Moriarty, Charles Plamondon, Matthew Siegel, Benjamin Marti
  • Patent number: 10051018
    Abstract: Systems and methods for facilitating shared access-right evaluation using linked communication channels are provided. A first communication can be received over a first communication link from a first user device, and a second communication can be received over a second communication link from a second user device. The first and second communications can include requests for the assignment of access rights. Map data can be generated and transmitted to each of the first and second user devices. Each user device can display a visual representation of access-right data. Further, a communication session can be facilitated between the first user device and the second user device. The communication session can be presented on the visual representation for each user device so that the first user and the second user can collaboratively evaluate access rights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis A. Denker, Raymond Yung-Chien Lew, Debbie Hsu, Michael Horowitz, Bradford J. Bensen, John Carnahan
  • Patent number: 9978023
    Abstract: A method for detection and use of device identifiers to enhance the security of data transfers between electronic devices. A first electronic device can transmit access data to a second electronic device. The access data can be associated with a first access code that can be generated based at least in part on data representing a device identifier of the first electronic device. A device identifier can uniquely identify the first electronic device from a plurality of electronic devices. Transferring the access data can involve transforming the first access code into a second access code that can include data representing a device identifier associated with the second electronic device. Transforming the first access code into the second access code can facilitate access to a resource associated with the access data for a second user, but not for a first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Levin, David Scarborough, Fengpei Du, Richard DiStefano, Dennis Denker, Sean Moriarty, Charles Plamondon, Matthew Siegel, Benjamin Marti
  • Patent number: 9961009
    Abstract: A system and method for efficiently processing and managing data stored in a queue. A processing device may process the data stored in the queue. Queue protocols can be applied to the queue to efficiently process and manage data stored in the queue. Queue protocols may facilitate efficient use of processing resources that process the data stored in one or more queues. A queue protocol may include at least a first protocol for facilitating transfer of data in the queue to another queue processed by another processing device or a second protocol for inhibiting transfer of data in the queue to another queue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Sussman, Robert Bennett, Dennis Denker
  • Patent number: 9954907
    Abstract: Systems and methods for facilitating shared access-right evaluation using linked communication channels are provided. A first communication can be received over a first communication link from a first user device, and a second communication can be received over a second communication link from a second user device. The first and second communications can include requests for the assignment of access rights. Map data can be generated and transmitted to each of the first and second user devices. Each user device can display a visual representation of access-right data. Further, a communication session can be facilitated between the first user device and the second user device. The communication session can be presented on the visual representation for each user device so that the first user and the second user can collaboratively evaluate access rights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis A. Denker, Raymond Yung-Chien Lew, Debbie Hsu, Michael Horowitz, Bradford J. Bensen, John Carnahan
  • Patent number: 9900220
    Abstract: Methods and systems for reducing burst usage of a networked computer system are described herein. In an embodiment, resource requesters can request, within a time window, resources over a computer network before the resources are available. The resources can then be allocated in batch mode when the resources are available. Thus, resource requests do not have to be processed in real-time, and resource requests can be received before the resources are available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Sussman, Brendan Ross, Bob Bennett, Dennis Denker, Andrew Karonis, Kenton F. Brett
  • Publication number: 20180025295
    Abstract: A method for detection and use of device identifiers to enhance the security of data transfers between electronic devices. A first electronic device can transmit access data to a second electronic device. The access data can be associated with a first access code that can be generated based at least in part on data representing a device identifier of the first electronic device. A device identifier can uniquely identify the first electronic device from a plurality of electronic devices. Transferring the access data can involve transforming the first access code into a second access code that can include data representing a device identifier associated with the second electronic device. Transforming the first access code into the second access code can facilitate access to a resource associated with the access data for a second user, but not for a first user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: Samuel Levin, David Scarborough, Fengpei Du, Richard DiStefano, Dennis Denker, Sean Moriarty, Charles Plamondon, Matthew Siegel, Benjamin Marti
  • Publication number: 20170331693
    Abstract: Methods and systems for reducing burst usage of a networked computer system are described herein. In an embodiment, resource requesters can request, within a time window, resources over a computer network before the resources are available. The resources can then be allocated in batch mode when the resources are available. Thus, resource requests do not have to be processed in real-time, and resource requests can be received before the resources are available.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Adam Sussman, Brendan Ross, Bob Bennett, Dennis Denker, Andrew Karonis, Kenton F. Brett