Patents by Inventor Eugene Matthew Farrelly

Eugene Matthew Farrelly 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: 20180048635
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a multiple password web service and management dashboard are provided. In some embodiments, a server computer providing a Proof of Knowledge (PoK) service includes one or more processors and memory containing instructions executable by the one or more processors. The server computer is thereby operable to receive an input from a client device attempting to authenticate with a Relying Party (RP) server. The server computer compares the input to each of multiple stored PoKs. In response to the input matching at least one of the stored PoKs, the server computer provides the client device access to the RP server. According to some embodiments, this enables a user to more easily remember a PoK while maintaining security and privacy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Robert H. Thibadeau, Sr., Justin D. Donnell, Scott C. Marks, Eugene Matthew Farrelly
  • Patent number: 9824144
    Abstract: A method and system for previewing a media item recommendation queue. A server receives a request from a first device for at least a portion of a media item recommendation queue associated with a second device. The server provides to the first device a plurality of recommendation queue entries from a top portion of the media item recommendation queue associated with the second device. The order of the plurality of recommendation queue entries in the media item recommendation queue is based on a plurality of priority indicators associated with the second device. The server receives a request from the first device to couple the second device to the first device and couples the second device to the first device, wherein media item recommendations generated by the second device are directed to the first device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: NAPO ENTERPRISES, LLC
    Inventors: Eugene Matthew Farrelly, Sean T. Purdy
  • Patent number: 9535916
    Abstract: A media broker comprises a communication interface and a controller associated with the communication interface configured to receive a request from a user to record a requested media item. The media broker proceeds to query an aggregated stored content list (ASCL) including information indicative of each of the media items stored on one or more media storage device communicatively coupled to the media broker to determine if the requested media item is stored on the one or more media storage devices. If it is determined that the requested media item is stored on the one or more media storage devices the user that requested the media item is informed and the media item is stored on the one or more media storage devices. Conversely, if it is determined that the requested media item is not stored on the one or more media storage devices, the requested media item is recorded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Eloy Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Eugene Matthew Farrelly, Hugh Svendsen, Juan A. Pons
  • Publication number: 20160299970
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a thematic playback experience in a media recommendation system are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventor: Eugene Matthew Farrelly
  • Patent number: 9432423
    Abstract: A skip function for broadcast or multicast media content is disclosed. In general, a receiving device simultaneously receives two or more content streams transmitted for one or more receiving device and provides a skip function by buffering and switching between the two or more content streams. Initially, the receiving device provides playback of a first content stream of the two or more content streams. During playback of the first content stream, the receiving device buffers one or more most recently received content items from the other content streams. When a skip request is received, the receiving device performs a skip function by switching playback from the first content stream to a second content stream of the two or more content streams beginning at the start of the one or more most recently received content items from the second content stream that have been buffered at the receiving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: LEMI TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory M. Evans, Eugene Matthew Farrelly
  • Publication number: 20160205512
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to forming crowds of users taking into account known physical boundaries. In general, current locations of a number of users are obtained. A crowd of users is then formed based on the current locations of the users while taking into account one or more known physical boundaries such that the crowd does not include spatially proximate users on opposite sides of the one or more known physical boundaries. By utilizing known physical boundaries in a spatial crowd formation process, users that are spatially proximate to one another but are separated by a physical boundary are not included in the same crowd. In this manner, the spatial crowd formation process provides accurate and meaningful crowd formation in environments such as, but not limited to, buildings with multiple rooms, shopping malls, or the like. Crowd data representing users in the formed crowd is generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: Steven L. Petersen, Eric P. Halber, Eugene Matthew Farrelly
  • Patent number: 9367808
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a thematic playback experience in a peer-to-peer media recommendation system are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: NAPO ENTERPRISES, LLC
    Inventor: Eugene Matthew Farrelly
  • Patent number: 9300704
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to forming crowds of users taking into account known physical boundaries. In general, current locations of a number of users are obtained. A crowd of users is then formed based on the current locations of the users while taking into account one or more known physical boundaries such that the crowd does not include spatially proximate users on opposite sides of the one or more known physical boundaries. By utilizing known physical boundaries in a spatial crowd formation process, users that are spatially proximate to one another but are separated by a physical boundary are not included in the same crowd. In this manner, the spatial crowd formation process provides accurate and meaningful crowd formation in environments such as, but not limited to, buildings with multiple rooms, shopping malls, or the like. Crowd data representing users in the formed crowd is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: WALDECK TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Steven L. Petersen, Eric P. Halber, Eugene Matthew Farrelly
  • Patent number: 9131343
    Abstract: Systems and methods for performing automatic social check-ins are disclosed. In one embodiment, in response to physical proximity between a user device and a venue-operated device located at a venue, an automatic check-in process is performed on behalf of a user of the user device. In one embodiment, the automatic check-in process is performed by first determining whether to perform an automatic check-in for the user of the user device at the venue based on one or more predefined automatic check-in rules and a user context and/or venue data that describes the venue. Upon determining that an automatic check-in is to be performed, a check-in for the user of the user device is performed to check the user into the venue via one or more check-in services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Teaneck Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Kunal Kandekar Kandekar, Hugh Svendsen, Eugene Matthew Farrelly
  • Publication number: 20150229993
    Abstract: A merged program guide which includes program metadata from a plurality of different media controllers is provided. A first media controller receives program metadata that identifies a first plurality of programs. The first plurality of programs corresponds to a first content package provided by a content provider. A first program record identifying a first program of the first plurality of programs is generated. The first program record includes first program metadata associated with the first program. The first media controller receives second program metadata associated with a second program of a second plurality of programs which correspond to a second content package associated with the second media controller. The first program metadata and the second program metadata are stored in a program guide on the first media controller and the first media controller enables display of the program guide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Inventors: Juan A. Pons, Hugh Svendsen, Eugene Matthew Farrelly, Scott Curtis, Harold Sutherland
  • Patent number: 9060034
    Abstract: A system and method of allowing a recipient to control and customize filtering of recommenders in a media item recommendation system. Filtering recommenders allows the recipient to control from which recommenders media item recommendations can be received. Recommenders may be filtered using a tag associated by the recipient with the recommender. The tag may be any attribute. If the recommender is tagged with the attribute matching a current selection criterion established by the recipient, media item recommendations from the recommender may be sent to the recipient. If the recommender is not tagged with the attribute matching the current selection criterion, the recommender is filtered out and the media item recommendation from the recommender may not be sent to the recipient. The recipient may define the current selection criterion by setting a presentation channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Napo Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Gary W. Black, Eugene Matthew Farrelly
  • Patent number: 9015757
    Abstract: A merged program guide which includes program metadata from a plurality of different media controllers. A first media controller receives program metadata that identifies a first plurality of programs. The first plurality of programs corresponds to a first content package provided by a content provider. A first program record identifying a first program of the first plurality of programs is generated. The first program record includes first program metadata associated with the first program. The first program metadata is transmitted onto a network to make the first program metadata available to a second media controller. The first media controller receives second program metadata associated with a second program of a second plurality of programs which correspond to a second content package associated with the second media controller. The first program metadata and the second program metadata are stored in a program guide on the first media controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Eloy Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Juan A. Pons, Hugh Svendsen, Eugene Matthew Farrelly, Scott Curtis, Harold Sutherland
  • Publication number: 20150106400
    Abstract: A media broker comprises a communication interface and a controller associated with the communication interface configured to receive a request from a user to record a requested media item. The media broker proceeds to query an aggregated stored content list (ASCL) including information indicative of each of the media items stored on one or more media storage device communicatively coupled to the media broker to determine if the requested media item is stored on the one or more media storage devices. If it is determined that the requested media item is stored on the one or more media storage devices the user that requested the media item is informed and the media item is stored on the one or more media storage devices. Conversely, if it is determined that the requested media item is not stored on the one or more media storage devices, the requested media item is recorded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Eugene Matthew Farrelly, Hugh Svendsen, Juan A. Pons
  • Patent number: 8977770
    Abstract: A skip function for a broadcast or multicast media station is disclosed. In one embodiment, two content streams are simultaneously transmitted for a single radio station. A receiving device simultaneously receives the two content streams transmitted for the radio station. The receiving device provides playback of a first content stream of the two content streams. During playback of the first content stream, the receiving device buffers one or more most recently received content items from the second content stream. When a user of the receiving device initiates a skip, the receiving device performs a skip function by switching playback from the first content stream to the second content stream beginning at the start of the one or more most recently received content items from the second content stream that have been buffered at the receiving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Lemi Technolgy, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory M. Evans, Eugene Matthew Farrelly
  • Patent number: 8938467
    Abstract: A media broker comprises a communication interface and a controller associated with the communication interface configured to receive a request from a user to record a requested media item. The media broker proceeds to query an aggregated stored content list (ASCL) including information indicative of each of the media items stored on one or more media storage device communicatively coupled to the media broker to determine if the requested media item is stored on the one or more media storage devices. If it is determined that the requested media item is stored on the one or more media storage devices the user that requested the media item is informed. Conversely, if it is determined that the requested media item is not stored on the one or more media storage devices, the requested media item is recorded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Eloy Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Eugene Matthew Farrelly, Hugh Svendsen, Juan A. Pons
  • Patent number: 8886666
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method and system are provided for generating media recommendations in a media recommendation network. Aspects of the method and system include receiving by a server a plurality of play histories of media items from a plurality of users of devices, wherein at least a portion of the media items are tagged with corresponding time and location data indicating a time and location of play; receiving by the server a media recommendation request from a requester, including receiving seed information indicating a current location of the requester; using at least one of user preferences of the requester and the seed information to identify correlated users from which to search corresponding play histories from among the plurality of play histories; comparing the seed information to the corresponding play histories and generating a list of related media items contained therein; and returning the list of related media items to the requester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Lemi Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Hugh Svendsen, Eugene Matthew Farrelly
  • Patent number: 8876610
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for providing location-based wagering. In one embodiment, wagerable data associated with a location of a first user is identified. The wagerable data may be any type of data on which a wager may be based. Then, a wager recommendation is generated based on the wagerable data and returned to the first user. The first user defines a wager, and the wager is published to one or more second users located in proximity to the first user. Each of the one or more second users is enabled to accept the wager if desired. In addition, one or more winners and one or more losers of the wager may be identified and payout may then be effected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Kota Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Curtis, Kenneth Jennings, Michael W. Helpingstine, Eugene Matthew Farrelly
  • Publication number: 20140325032
    Abstract: A skip function for broadcast or multicast media content is disclosed. In general, a receiving device simultaneously receives two or more content streams transmitted for one or more receiving device and provides a skip function by buffering and switching between the two or more content streams. Initially, the receiving device provides playback of a first content stream of the two or more content streams. During playback of the first content stream, the receiving device buffers one or more most recently received content items from the other content streams. When a skip request is received, the receiving device performs a skip function by switching playback from the first content stream to a second content stream of the two or more content streams beginning at the start of the one or more most recently received content items from the second content stream that have been buffered at the receiving device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Gregory M. Evans, Eugene Matthew Farrelly
  • Publication number: 20140289788
    Abstract: A method synchronizing digital radio content and media content for a client device is disclosed including receiving a digital radio broadcast comprising digital radio content over a terrestrial radio broadcast spectrum, wherein the digital radio broadcast includes an associated subcarrier data channel of the digital radio broadcast comprising geo-tagged Internet Protocol (IP) multicast addresses that identify streams of media content available separately over a multicast network; receiving at least one of the streams of media content over the multicast network that is selected based on a match of at least one of the geo-tagged IP multicast addresses to a current location of the client device; time synchronizing the media content to the digital radio broadcast; and presenting the time synchronized at least one of the streams of media content and the digital radio content for playback by the client device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Greg M. Evans, Eugene Matthew Farrelly, Andrew V. Phillips
  • Patent number: 8806047
    Abstract: A skip function for broadcast or multicast media content is disclosed. In general, a receiving device simultaneously receives two or more content streams transmitted for one or more radio stations and provides a skip function by buffering and switching between the two or more content streams. Initially, the receiving device provides playback of a first content stream of the two or more content streams. During playback of the first content stream, the receiving device buffers one or more most recently received content items from the other content streams. When a skip request is received, the receiving device performs a skip function by switching playback from the first content stream to a second content stream of the two or more content streams beginning at the start of the one or more most recently received content items from the second content stream that have been buffered at the receiving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Lemi Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory M. Evans, Eugene Matthew Farrelly