Patents by Inventor Frank Sandoval

Frank Sandoval 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: 20170278547
    Abstract: A method of facilitating modified content play such that modification actions may be implemented during play of original content form. The modification actions may be specified by users to modify the original content form. The modification may be disseminated to subscribers or other users desiring similar content modifications. The method may be useful in social networking systems to allow social members to share commentary and otherwise modify original content forms to include their personal reflections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventors: Judson D. Cary, Frank Sandoval, David E. Agranoff, David K. Broberg, Stephen G. Glennon
  • Patent number: 9679606
    Abstract: A method of facilitating modified content play such that modification actions may be implemented during play of original content form. The modification actions may be specified by users to modify the original content form. The modification may be disseminated to subscribers or other users desiring similar content modifications. The method may be useful in social networking systems to allow social members to share commentary and otherwise modify original content forms to include their personal reflections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Judson D. Cary, Frank Sandoval, David E. Agranoff, David K. Broberg, Stephen G. Glennon
  • Patent number: 8875171
    Abstract: Method and system of inserting commercials or program within content feeds. The commercials may be inserted in an optimized manner on a host device so as to permit device level commercial insertion. Instructions or other information may be pre-loaded for a number of insertion opportunities so that processing demands on the host device at the time of insertion can be limited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Frank Sandoval
  • Patent number: 8613014
    Abstract: A method and system is contemplated for television displayed messaging. The television displayed messaging may be facilitated with an automated process for selecting an adapter suitable for use in formatting to be displayed messages according to operating requirements of the television. The television displayed messaging may be implemented as a one-way, downstream process such that the television or a user agent associated therewith need not overload upstream communications in order to receive and display messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Deborah S. Fitzgerald, Ike Elliott, Frank Sandoval, Carey Sonsino
  • Patent number: 8516528
    Abstract: A method and system to synchronize a user experience between multiple output devices. The synchronization may be facilitated with communications between the multiple output devices timed relative to content, event, actions, and occurrences taking place within media being accessed by at least one of the multiple output devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Sandoval, George Kakatsakis
  • Publication number: 20130107117
    Abstract: A method and system is contemplated for television displayed messaging. The television displayed messaging may be facilitated with an automated process for selecting an adapter suitable for use in formatting to be displayed messages according to operating requirements of the television. The television displayed messaging may be implemented as a one-way, downstream process such that the television or a user agent associated therewith need not overload upstream communications in order to receive and display messages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: CABLE TELEVISION LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Deborah S. Fitzgerald, Ike Elliott, Frank Sandoval, Carey Sonsino
  • Publication number: 20130064525
    Abstract: A method of facilitating modified content play such that modification actions may be implemented during play of original content form. The modification actions may be specified by users to modify the original content form. The modification may be disseminated to subscribers or other users desiring similar content modifications. The method may be useful in social networking systems to allow social members to share commentary and otherwise modify original content forms to include their personal reflections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: CABLE TELEVISION LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Judson D. Cary, Frank Sandoval, David E. Agranoff, David K. Broberg, Stephen G. Glennon
  • Patent number: 8184952
    Abstract: A method and system for obfuscating segment boundary markers, such as but not limited to obfuscating boundary markers used to identify beginning and/or ending boundaries of a sequence of segments forming a programming event. The obfuscation may be achieved by embedding decoy and offset boundary markers within the sequence of segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Frank Sandoval
  • Publication number: 20120002111
    Abstract: A method and system to synchronize a user experience between multiple output devices. The synchronization may be facilitated with communications between the multiple output devices timed relative to content, event, actions, and occurrences taking place within media being accessed by at least one of the multiple output devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Applicant: CABLE TELEVISION LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Frank Sandoval, George Kakatsakis
  • Publication number: 20100150527
    Abstract: A method and system for obfuscating segment boundary markers, such as but not limited to obfuscating boundary markers used to identify beginning and/or ending boundaries of a sequence of segments forming a programming event. The obfuscation may be achieved by embedding decoy and offset boundary markers within the sequence of segments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicant: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Frank Sandoval
  • Publication number: 20090171711
    Abstract: Method and system of managing transactions. The transactions may be executed over different networks, such as but not limited to networks associated with different cable television service providers. The transactions may be monitored so that product purchases may be facilitated without requiring product vendors to support electronic communications with each of the networks. The transactions may also be monitored to tabulate metrics and other measurables reported from the different networks in such a manner that the vendors can receive a report without having to understand the reporting and tabulating means used by the different networks to measure the same metrics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2007
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Inventors: Frank Sandoval, David Hooley, David Hunter, Allen Gordon, Clarke Stevens
  • Publication number: 20090165035
    Abstract: Method and system of inserting commercials or program within content feeds. The commercials may be inserted in an optimized manner on a host device so as to permit device level commercial insertion. Instructions or other information may be pre-loaded for a number of insertion opportunities so that processing demands on the host device at the time of insertion can be limited.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Applicant: CABLE TELEVISION LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventor: Frank Sandoval
  • Publication number: 20080196055
    Abstract: A method and system generally directed towards limiting access to content. The access may be limited as a function of permissible and impermissible content. An access point may be provided with permissible and impermissible content, such as from a media content provider, and controlled to limit access to the permissible content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2007
    Publication date: August 14, 2008
    Applicant: CABLE TELEVISION LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Frank Sandoval, Paul Hudson, Judson Cary