Patents by Inventor Evan Rifkin

Evan Rifkin 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: 10285005
    Abstract: There is disclosed herein a non-volatile machine-readable medium storing a program, a system and method for enabling proximity-based, peer-to-peer sharing of media in which a first device having a wireless communication surrounding the device detects other wireless devices within the region. Communication connections are formed between the wireless devices and a list of the authenticated connections is maintained. Without input from a user, media is shared between the individual devices on the authenticated connections list and a remote server, subject to permissions pre-set by the individual devices. Devices not included in the list of authenticated connections are blocked from accessing the media. Access to the media is available for a period of time, after which time access to the media is blocked for all devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Aircam Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Rifkin, Evan Rifkin, Steve Lackenby, Alex Pronin, David Hopkins
  • Patent number: 10285004
    Abstract: There is disclosed herein a system and method for enabling access to media. The method includes receiving media and a media location indicating a location from which the media was shared, storing the media in conjunction with a geofence area defined by the media location plus a pre-determined area around the media location, receiving a request for any media from a device along with a device location indicating a location of the device making the request, and comparing the device location with the geofence area and, when the device location is within the geofence area, providing access to the media, and when the device location is outside of the geofence area, denying access to the media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventors: Evan Rifkin, David Hopkins, Ryan Rifkin
  • Publication number: 20190082293
    Abstract: There is disclosed herein a non-volatile machine-readable medium storing a program, a system and method for enabling proximity-based, peer-to-peer sharing of media in which a first device having a wireless communication surrounding the device detects other wireless devices within the region. Communication connections are formed between the wireless devices and a list of the authenticated connections is maintained. Without input from a user, media is shared between the individual devices on the authenticated connections list and a remote server, subject to permissions pre-set by the individual devices. Devices not included in the list of authenticated connections are blocked from accessing the media. Access to the media is available for a period of time, after which time access to the media is blocked for all devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Ryan RIFKIN, Evan RIFKIN, Steve Lackenby, Alex Pronin, David Hopkins
  • Publication number: 20190082290
    Abstract: There is disclosed herein a system and method for enabling access to media. The method includes receiving media and a media location indicating a location from which the media was shared, storing the media in conjunction with a geofence area defined by the media location plus a pre-determined area around the media location, receiving a request for any media from a device along with a device location indicating a location of the device making the request, and comparing the device location with the geofence area and, when the device location is within the geofence area, providing access to the media, and when the device location is outside of the geofence area, denying access to the media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Evan Rifkin, David Hopkins, Ryan Rifkin
  • Patent number: 10181125
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for creating a social-networking community and enabling the social-networking community to interoperate with other social-networking communities within a network of social-networking communities. The method includes creating a core profile that links a user member's identify to plurality of social-networking communities of the network. The system enables user identity information, content, and friend information to be shared across social-networking communities of the network. The system also enables community content to be shared and tracked across social-networking communities of the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Viacom International Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Karelin, Evan Rifkin
  • Patent number: 10154374
    Abstract: There is disclosed herein a system and method for enabling proximity-based, peer-to-peer sharing of media in which a first device having a wireless communication surrounding the device detects other wireless devices within the region. Communication connections are formed between the wireless devices and a list of the connections is maintained. Without input from a user, media is shared between the individual devices on the connections list and between the individual devices on the connections list and a remote server. Devices not included in the list of connections are blocked from accessing the media. Access to the media is available for a pre-determined period of time, after which time access to the media is blocked for all devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Aircam Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Rifkin, Evan Rifkin, Steve Lackenby, Alex Pronin, David Hopkins
  • Publication number: 20180302745
    Abstract: There is disclosed herein a system and method for enabling proximity-based, peer-to-peer sharing of media in which a first device having a wireless communication surrounding the device detects other wireless devices within the region. Communication connections are formed between the wireless devices and a list of the connections is maintained. Without input from a user, media is shared between the individual devices on the connections list and between the individual devices on the connections list and a remote server. Devices not included in the list of connections are blocked from accessing the media. Access to the media is available for a pre-determined period of time, after which time access to the media is blocked for all devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Ryan RIFKIN, Evan RIFKIN, Steve Lackenby, Alex Pronin, David Hopkins
  • Patent number: 10091317
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for proximity-based content sharing on wireless devices is presented in which a first device having a wireless communication region surrounding the device detects other wireless devices within the region. Communication connections are formed between the wireless devices. In response to a user action data is pushed from the wireless device to other wireless devices in the region. Communication connections can also be formed between devices in the region and devices outside the region and data may be pushed to the devices outside the region. Users can block other devices either within the region or outside the region so that they do not receive pushed data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Aircam Inc.
    Inventors: Evan Rifkin, Ryan Rifkin, Alex Pronin, Steve Lackenby
  • Patent number: 9961493
    Abstract: There is disclosed herein a system and method for enabling access to media. The method includes receiving media and a media location indicating a location from which the media was shared, storing the media in conjunction with a geofence area defined by the media location plus a pre-determined area around the media location, receiving a request for any media from a device along with a device location indicating a location of the device making the request, and comparing the device location with the geofence area and, when the device location is within the geofence area, providing access to the media, and when the device location is outside of the geofence area, denying access to the media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Aircam Inc.
    Inventors: Evan Rifkin, David Hopkins, Ryan Rifkin
  • Publication number: 20170013076
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for proximity-based content sharing on wireless devices is presented in which a first device having a wireless communication region surrounding the device detects other wireless devices within the region. Communication connections are formed between the wireless devices. In response to a user action data is pushed from the wireless device to other wireless devices in the region. Communication connections can also be formed between devices in the region and devices outside the region and data may be pushed to the devices outside the region. Users can block other devices either within the region or outside the region so that they do not receive pushed data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: Ryan Rifkin, Evan Rifkin, Steve Lackenby, Alex Pronin
  • Publication number: 20090271247
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for creating a social-networking community and enabling the social-networking community to interoperate with other social-networking communities within a network of social-networking communities. The method includes creating a core profile that links a user member's identify to plurality of social-networking communities of the network. The system enables user identity information, content, and friend information to be shared across social-networking communities of the network. The system also enables community content to be shared and tracked across social-networking communities of the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Applicant: SOCIAL PROJECT, INC.
    Inventors: Alex Karelin, Evan Rifkin