Patents by Inventor Donald H. Relyea

Donald H. Relyea 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: 9467345
    Abstract: In an exemplary system, a content hub subsystem is selectively and communicatively coupled to a plurality of access devices. At least a subset of the access devices is associated with a predefined group of users. The content hub subsystem is configured to receive data representative of content from at least one of the access devices associated with the predefined group of users, map the content to the predefined group of users, and provide data representative of the content to the access devices associated with the predefined group of users. Each of the access devices associated with the predefined group of users is configured to generate at least one interactive graphical object representative of the content, and generate and present a graphical user interface including the interactive graphical object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Kondziela, Heath Stallings, Donald H. Relyea, Brian F. Roberts
  • Patent number: 9449355
    Abstract: An exemplary method includes a chronic care solutions provider system 1) maintaining data representative of a chronic care plan for a patient with a chronic medical condition, 2) receiving data representative of a biometric reading acquired by a biometric device associated with the patient, 3) generating a plurality of actionable tasks based on the biometric reading and in accordance with the chronic care plan, and 4) concurrently presenting, within a patient portal accessible by the patient, a plurality of graphical task cards each representative of a distinct actionable task included in the plurality of actionable tasks. Corresponding methods and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignees: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc., Cellco Partnership
    Inventors: Scott Kozicki, Arthur W. Lane, III, Donald H. Relyea, Anil K. Solleti
  • Publication number: 20160241652
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a content posting from a device associated with a first user, the content posting including data representative of a content instance and an associated geographic location; determining that a second user is associated with the geographic location; and enabling communications associated with the content instance between a client device associated with the first user and a client device associated with the second user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: Kristopher T. Frazier, Brian F. Roberts, Donald H. Relyea
  • Patent number: 9418544
    Abstract: In an exemplary method, a mobile device provides mobile device attribute data to a traffic monitoring subsystem, receives traffic condition data generated by the traffic monitoring subsystem based at least in part on the mobile device attribute data, presents, by way of a user interface, the traffic condition data for consideration by a user of the mobile device, and provides an interface tool configured to be used by the user to report a traffic condition to the traffic monitoring subsystem. In certain embodiments, the mobile device receives, by way of the interface tool, user input indicating a user observance of the traffic condition and provides, in response to the receiving of the user input, a notification of the user observance of the traffic condition to the traffic monitoring subsystem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Donald H. Relyea, Michelle Felt
  • Patent number: 9418031
    Abstract: An exemplary method includes a media content asset recovery system 1) detecting a migration of a user account from being associated with a first DVR system to being associated with a second DVR system, 2) identifying, in response to the detecting, a media content asset included within a library of one or more media content assets stored by the first DVR system at a time associated with the migration, 3) selecting, in accordance with a source selection heuristic, a media content source other than the first DVR system and that is configured to distribute the media content asset, and 4) directing the second DVR system to acquire the media content asset from the selected media content source for storage by the second DVR system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Raul I. Aldrey, Donald H. Relyea, Venkata S. Adimatyam, Kishore Tallapaneni, Michael R. Oliver, George M. Higa
  • Patent number: 9402110
    Abstract: An exemplary method includes a non-intrusive advertisement presentation system subscribing a user to an advertisement service associated with a media content program, detecting a presentation of the media content program together with one or more advertisements associated with the media content program, and providing, in accordance with the advertisement service and in a manner independent of the presentation of the media content program together with the one or more advertisements, advertisement content associated with the one or more advertisements for selective access by the user. Corresponding methods and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Kishore Tallapaneni, Brian F. Roberts, Anthony M. Lemus, Japan A. Mehta, Donald H. Relyea, Michael R. Oliver
  • Publication number: 20160205505
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes storing one or more content postings that each include data representative of one or more content instances. Each content posting is associated with one or more first users. The method also includes storing one or more data records associating one or more geographic locations with accessing of the content instances. The method also includes selectively sending one or more of the content postings for display on an access device based on a past or present geographic location of the access device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: Kristopher T. Frazier, Brian Frederick Roberts, Donald H. Relyea
  • Patent number: 9378516
    Abstract: A method including providing content for purchasing and viewing by users; providing at least one of an advertisement option, a replay option, or a content segment option pertaining to the purchasing and the viewing of a content; receiving a selection of content from a user; receiving a selection of the at least one of the advertisement option, the replay option, or the content segment option pertaining to the selected content; identifying a user device used by the user for viewing the selected content; sending the selected content to the user based on the identified user device; and displaying the selected content on the user device based on the selection of the at least one of the advertisement option, the replay option, or the content segment option.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Raul I. Aldrey, Donald H. Relyea, Michael John D'Argenio, Sok Y. Hwang
  • Patent number: 9380331
    Abstract: An exemplary method includes a dynamic help content presentation system detecting a user input command provided by a user, the user input command requesting help with content being presented by a media content access subsystem, identifying, in response to the user input command, a context of the content being presented by the media content access subsystem, and automatically presenting help content associated with the identified context by way of a mobile device while the content is being presented by the media content access subsystem. Corresponding methods and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Brian F. Roberts, Donald H. Relyea, Anthony M. Lemus
  • Patent number: 9338123
    Abstract: An exemplary method includes a content hub subsystem receiving a content posting from an access device connected to a wireless network and associated with a first user. The content posting includes data representative of a content instance and a geographic location associated with the content instance. The exemplary method further includes the content hub subsystem storing the content posting and selectively distributing the content instance to at least one other access device connected to the wireless network based on the geographic location, the at least one other access device associated with a second user. A past or present physical location of the at least one other access device within a predefined proximity of the geographic location is requisite to the distribution of the content instance to the at least one other access device. Corresponding methods and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Kristopher T. Frazier, Brian F. Roberts, Donald H. Relyea
  • Patent number: 9325823
    Abstract: A method may include associating a plurality of graphical images with a plurality of contacts in a device having contact management functionality and displaying the plurality of graphical images to a user. The method may further include receiving a user selection of one of the plurality of graphical images; and initiating voice-based communication with the contact associated with the selected graphical image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Michelle Felt, Nader Gharachorloo, Donald H. Relyea, Ruchir Rodrigues, Afshin Moshrefi
  • Patent number: 9294431
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes storing one or more content postings that each include data representative of one or more content instances. Each content posting is associated with one or more first users. The method also includes storing one or more data records associating one or more geographic locations with accessing of the content instances. The method also includes selectively sending one or more of the content postings for display on an access device based on a past or present geographic location of the access device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Kristopher T. Frazier, Brian F. Roberts, Donald H. Relyea
  • Patent number: 9274505
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a radial configuration of time based information is displayed by a computing system in a graphical user interface. The radial configuration includes a graphical timeline spirally disposed about at least one axis point in the graphical user interface. In certain examples, the graphical timeline represents a time period and includes a first section representing a first portion and a second section representing a second portion of the time period. In certain other embodiments, a radial configuration of time based information is displayed by a computing system in a graphical user interface. The radial configuration represents a time period and includes a first radial section and a second radial section disposed about an axis point at different radial distances from the axis point. The first radial section represents a first portion and the second radial section represents a second portion of the time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Greg A. Johns, Donald H. Relyea
  • Patent number: 9271030
    Abstract: An exemplary system includes a media content processing subsystem configured to provide a program guide including a matrix of cells associated with a plurality of media content instances, and a selector object within the program guide. The selector object is configured to select one of the cells such that the cells in the matrix include a selected cell and at least one unselected cell. The subsystem is further configured to provide at least one image object within the at least one unselected cell. The image object represents the media content instance associated with the unselected cell. In certain embodiments, the image object includes a video content stream. The subsystem is further configured to provide a graphical user interface to a display for presentation to a user, the graphical user interface including at least a portion of the program guide and the image object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Heath Stallings, Brian F. Roberts, Donald H. Relyea
  • Patent number: 9253531
    Abstract: Exemplary methods and systems for managing media content sessions are disclosed herein. As described in more detail below, a media content access device may detect a media content session associated with the media content access device, communicate with one or more other media content access devices by way of a local area network to detect one or more other media content sessions associated with the one or more other media content access devices, and present a graphical user interface configured to facilitate user management of the media content session and the one or more other media content sessions. Corresponding methods and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Donald H. Relyea, Brian F. Roberts, Heath Stallings, Lonnie Katai, Michael D'Argenio, Sudhanshu Sharma, Jayson Sellers
  • Patent number: 9238172
    Abstract: An exemplary method includes identifying a plurality of highlight media segments associated with a plurality of events that occur during one or more sporting events, identifying one or more players involved in the plurality of events, determining that the identified one or more players are of interest to a user, sending, in response to the determining, one or more highlight messages that indicate an availability of the highlight media segments to a user device associated with the user while the user device is presenting media content within a display screen associated with the user device, and causing, in accordance with the one or more highlight messages, the user device to present, within the display screen while the media content is being presented within the display screen, a user interface that includes listings of the highlight media segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Donald H. Relyea, Brian F. Roberts, Heath Stallings
  • Patent number: 9231952
    Abstract: An exemplary method includes receiving data representative of a content instance over a network from an access device associated with a first user, encrypting the content instance in response to a command initiated by the user by way of one or more graphical user interfaces, providing a key configured to facilitate decryption of the encrypted content instance, creating at least one access rule corresponding to the encrypted content instance, transmitting data representative of the encrypted content instance to a requesting access device associated with a requesting user, receiving, from the requesting access device, data representative of a request to access the key over the network, and performing a predefined action related to the key in response to the request and in accordance with the at least one access rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Donald H. Relyea, Brian F. Roberts, Michelle Felt
  • Patent number: 9191431
    Abstract: An exemplary system includes a first user device associated with a first user and a second user device associated with a second user. The first user device is configured to detect a request input by the first user to share media content being processed by the user device with the second user, generate an invite message including data configured to be utilized by the second user device to access the media content, and send the invite message to the second user device by way of a messaging service. The second user device is configured to receive the invite message from the first user device by way of the messaging service, determine that the invite message is associated with a media sharing service, and perform one or more operations to facilitate access to the media content by the second user. Corresponding methods, systems, and apparatus are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Donald H. Relyea, Enrique Ruiz-Velasco, Siddharth Pandey
  • Patent number: 9179194
    Abstract: An exemplary method includes a computing device presenting a program guide interface by way of a touch screen, detecting a pinch gesture provided in relation to the program guide interface, and presenting, in response to the pinch gesture, a plurality of graphical objects representative of a plurality of media programming channel groups. Each graphical object in the plurality of graphical objects is configured to function as a user-selectable jump point to specific programming guide information associated with a respective media programming channel group in the plurality of media programming channel groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Brian F. Roberts, Donald H. Relyea, Heath Stallings
  • Patent number: 9167190
    Abstract: An exemplary system includes a media content processing subsystem configured to provide a program guide graphical user interface (“GUI”) to a display for presentation to a user, the program guide GUI including a portion of a program guide. The media content processing subsystem is further configured to provide at least one navigation tool to the display for presentation in the program guide GUI, the navigation tool including a plurality of selectable options for navigating the program guide. The media content processing subsystem is further configured to detect a user selection of one of the selectable options and initiate a navigation to a location in the program guide based on the selected option. In certain embodiments, the navigation tool includes at least one of a time-based navigation tool and a channel navigation tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Heath Stallings, Brian Roberts, Donald H. Relyea