Patents by Inventor Gavin Peacock

Gavin Peacock 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: 20170054831
    Abstract: Techniques for sharing design elements between different applications and/or devices are provided. A design element is received from a first application as multiple representations, each of the multiple representations corresponding to a complementary storage format for the design element based on a design element type. The design element is stored as the multiple representations in a centrally stored library, the centrally stored library being shared among a plurality of applications. An indication to use the design element in a second application may be received. At least one of the multiple representations may be returned, as determined by the second application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: MICHAEL SMITH, SEDAT AKKUS, NAYOUNG KIM, LAVANYA RAGHUNATH, CYNTHIA KASCHUB, SRINIVAS ANNAM, MARK SHEPHERD, JACOB SURBER, GLENN RUEHLE, GLADE MILLER, GEORGE COMNINOS, GAVIN PEACOCK
  • Publication number: 20170052653
    Abstract: Techniques for sharing style information between different applications and/or devices are provided. A document is displayed in a first window of a first application. The document includes user-selectable portions that each comprises at least one style information item. A menu is displayed in a second window. The menu provides a mechanism to store at least one style information item from the user-selectable portions. In response to a user selecting a user-selectable portion, menu options are provided in the menu to store at least one style information item for the selected user-selectable portion. The menu options are determined based on the style information item corresponding to the selected user-selectable portion. In response to the user selecting a menu option, the style information item corresponding to the selected menu option is stored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: MICHAEL SMITH, SEDAT AKKUS, NAYOUNG KIM, LAVANYA RAGHUNATH, CYNTHIA KASCHUB, SRINIVAS ANNAM, MARK SHEPHERD, JACOB SURBER, GLENN RUEHLE, GLADE MILLER, GEORGE COMNINOS, GAVIN PEACOCK
  • Publication number: 20170048588
    Abstract: Mechanisms are provided for allowing a mobile device to dynamically obtain program guide data. A mobile device having the capability of playing media streams is configurable to dynamically request program guide structure information followed by program guide content information. In one example, the program guide structure information allows a user to begin navigating the program guide data in an active and dynamic manner. Program guide content information including data such as program titles, times, icons, and links are then downloaded and displayed as needed. Potentially limitless amounts of program guide data can be provided on a mobile device. Program guide content information can be provided in a generic manner while allowing user layout customization. Program guide information can also be preemptively provided to a mobile device based on a variety of criteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Applicant: MobiTV, Inc.
    Inventors: Gavin Peacock, James Roseborough, David Lowell, Aravind Nallan, Ian Farmer
  • Patent number: 9516252
    Abstract: Mechanisms are provided for allowing a mobile device to dynamically obtain program guide data. A mobile device having the capability of playing media streams is configurable to dynamically request program guide structure information followed by program guide content information. In one example, the program guide structure information allows a user to begin navigating the program guide data in an active and dynamic manner. Program guide content information including data such as program titles, times, icons, and links are then downloaded and displayed as needed. Potentially limitless amounts of program guide data can be provided on a mobile device. Program guide content information can be provided in a generic manner while allowing user layout customization. Program guide information can also be preemptively provided to a mobile device based on a variety of criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: MobiTV, Inc.
    Inventors: Gavin Peacock, James Roseborough, David Lowell, Aravind Nallan, Ian Farmer
  • Patent number: 9143816
    Abstract: Techniques and mechanisms are provided for sending targeted content and data to mobile devices. Location information associated with a device is determined. In some instances, the location information is manually entered. In other instances, the location information is determined automatically from characteristics associated with the device. Location information can be obtained from global positioning system (GPS) data, cell-site triangulation, Internet Protocol (IP) address detection, etc. Content and advertising can be provided in a location relevant manner to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: MobiTV, Inc.
    Inventors: Monica Tran, Gavin Peacock, James Roseborough, David Lowell, Aravind Nallan, Ian Farmer
  • Publication number: 20140337884
    Abstract: Techniques and mechanisms are provided for sending targeted content and data to mobile devices. Location information associated with a device is determined. In some instances, the location information is manually entered. In other instances, the location information is determined automatically from characteristics associated with the device. Location information can be obtained from global positioning system (GPS) data, cell-site triangulation, Internet Protocol (IP) address detection, etc. Content and advertising can be provided in a location relevant manner to the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: MobiTV, Inc.
    Inventors: Monica Tran, Gavin Peacock, James Roseborough, David Lowell, Aravind Nallan, Ian Farmer
  • Patent number: 8862151
    Abstract: Techniques and mechanisms are provided for sending targeted content and data to mobile devices. Location information associated with a device is determined. In some instances, the location information is manually entered. In other instances, the location information is determined automatically from characteristics associated with the device. Location information can be obtained from global positioning system (GPS) data, cell-site triangulation, Internet Protocol (IP) address detection, etc. Content and advertising can be provided in a location relevant manner to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: MobiTV, Inc.
    Inventors: Monica Tran, Gavin Peacock, James Roseborough, David Lowell, Aravind Nallan, Ian Farmer
  • Patent number: 8769548
    Abstract: Techniques and systems are disclosed for managing computer resources available to multiple running instances of a media player program. The methods include monitoring consumption of computing resources of multiple running instances of a media player program to render respective media content in a graphical user interface of a computing device. The graphical user interface associated with an additional program configured to render additional content, different from the media content, to the graphical user interface. The additional program can be a browser. The methods further include instructing the multiple instances to reduce respective portions of the computing resources consumption upon determining that a requested increase in computer resources consumption of the media player program would cause the computer resources consumption of the media player program to exceed a first predetermined level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Antti Piira, Rishit Shah, Rupen Chanda, Gavin Peacock, Jian Zheng, Brent Getlin, Thomas Reilly
  • Patent number: 8661468
    Abstract: Mechanisms are provided for allowing improved selection of program guide information. Program guide information includes channel, time, and program listing information. In particular examples, each program listing is associated with a time slot having beginning time slot boundary and an end time slot boundary. Program listing information can be viewed even after a current time passes an end time slot boundary. In some examples, program listing information may be removed after a predetermined period of time or after a predetermined period of disuse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: MobiTV, Inc.
    Inventors: Gavin Peacock, James Roseborough, David Lowell, Aravind Nallan, Ian Farmer
  • Patent number: 8615160
    Abstract: A method including loading multiple instances of a media player program to render respective media content in respective visible portions of a graphical user interface of a computing device, the graphical user interface associated with an additional program configured to render additional content, different than the media content, to the graphical user interface; determining that a first of the multiple instances of the media player program takes precedence over a second of the multiple instances of the media player program; and modifying an allocation, associated with processing media content by the second of the multiple instances of the media player program, in accordance with a rendering limitation associated with the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Gavin Peacock, Rupen Chanda
  • Publication number: 20130163953
    Abstract: A method including loading multiple instances of a media player program to render respective media content in respective visible portions of a graphical user interface of a computing device, the graphical user interface associated with an additional program configured to render additional content, different than the media content, to the graphical user interface; determining that a first of the multiple instances of the media player program takes precedence over a second of the multiple instances of the media player program; and modifying an allocation, associated with processing media content by the second of the multiple instances of the media player program, in accordance with a rendering limitation associated with the computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Gavin Peacock
  • Patent number: 8452836
    Abstract: A method and electronic system for exchanging data between a handheld device and another computer system are described. A data file is transferred to the handheld device using the install application of a synchronization manager. The transferred file is stored as a digital stream file with its native data encoding. After synchronization, a message is sent to notify the exchange manager about the data file. The exchange manager then uses an application registry to identify the application program that corresponds to the file stream based on the extension of the stream file. The pertinent application program is then invoked and the stream file is dispatched to the application for processing. During processing, the pertinent application then formats the stream file such that the data file becomes a record within the database file that is associated with the pertinent application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Access Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Gavin Peacock
  • Publication number: 20130061234
    Abstract: Techniques and systems are disclosed for managing computer resources available to multiple running instances of a media player program. The methods include monitoring consumption of computing resources of multiple running instances of a media player program to render respective media content in a graphical user interface of a computing device. The graphical user interface associated with an additional program configured to render additional content, different from the media content, to the graphical user interface. The additional program can be a browser. The methods further include instructing the multiple instances to reduce respective portions of the computing resources consumption upon determining that a requested increase in computer resources consumption of the media player program would cause the computer resources consumption of the media player program to exceed a first predetermined level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Antti Piira, Rishit Shah, Rupen Chanda, Gavin Peacock, Jian Zheng, Brent Getlin, Thomas Reilly
  • Patent number: 8301164
    Abstract: Techniques and mechanisms are provided for sending targeted content and data to mobile devices. Location information associated with a device is determined. In some instances, the location information is manually entered. In other instances, the location information is determined automatically from characteristics associated with the device. Location information can be obtained from global positioning system (GPS) data, cell-site triangulation, Internet Protocol (IP) address detection, etc. Content and advertising can be provided in a location relevant manner to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: MobiTV, Inc.
    Inventors: Monica Tran, Gavin Peacock, James Roseborough, David Lowell, Aravind Nallan, Ian Farmer
  • Patent number: 8296783
    Abstract: Techniques and systems are disclosed for managing computer resources available to multiple running instances of a media player program. The methods include monitoring consumption of computing resources of multiple running instances of a media player program to render respective media content in a graphical user interface of a computing device. The graphical user interface associated with an additional program configured to render additional content, different from the media content, to the graphical user interface. The additional program can be a browser. The methods further include instructing the multiple instances to reduce respective portions of the computing resources consumption upon determining that a requested increase in computer resources consumption of the media player program would cause the computer resources consumption of the media player program to exceed a first predetermined level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Antti Piira, Rishit Shah, Rupen Chanda, Gavin Peacock, Jian Zheng, Brent Getlin, Thomas Reilly
  • Patent number: 8291460
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, can dynamically monitor the performance of media content rendering and adjust the rate as needed. This can involve obtaining media data, where a first type of dynamic data has a lower priority than a second type; identifying a target frame rate; monitoring a first amount of time used to process the first type of data and a second amount of time used to process the second type of data, including combining multiple first time measurements into the first amount of time and combining multiple second time measurements into the second amount of time; comparing a combination of the first amount of time and the second amount of time to the target frame rate; and modifying an allocation for processing the first type of dynamic data, if the combination fails to satisfy the target frame rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventor: Gavin Peacock
  • Publication number: 20120233340
    Abstract: A computer system that attempts to establish an alternative network link upon failing to establish a requested network link is described. The computer system may encounter conditions where access to numerous networks, in particular wireless networks, is not available. Rather than only providing an error message to the user upon a failed attempt to establish the requested network link, the computer system determines whether the user has designated an alternative network link in case the requested network link cannot be established, whereas the alternative network link is selected from the plurality of network links that the computer system is configured to support. If an alternative network link has been designated, the computer system attempts to establish the alternative network link. Hence, the user experience is made smooth and uneventful when the requested network link cannot be established.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventors: Mark Kruger, Stephane Maes, Ryan Robertson, Gavin Peacock
  • Publication number: 20120180089
    Abstract: Techniques and mechanisms are provided for sending targeted content and data to mobile devices. Location information associated with a device is determined. In some instances, the location information is manually entered. In other instances, the location information is determined automatically from characteristics associated with the device. Location information can be obtained from global positioning system (GPS) data, cell-site triangulation, Internet Protocol (IP) address detection, etc. Content and advertising can be provided in a location relevant manner to the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: MobiTV, Inc.
    Inventors: Monica Tran, Gavin Peacock, James Roseborough, David Lowell, Aravind Nallan, Ian Farmer
  • Patent number: 8185659
    Abstract: A computer system that attempts to establish an alternative network link upon failing to establish a requested network link is described. The computer system may encounter conditions where access to numerous networks, in particular wireless networks, is not available. Rather than only providing an error message to the user upon a failed attempt to establish the requested network link, the computer system determines whether the user has designated an alternative network link in case the requested network link cannot be established, whereas the alternative network link is selected from the plurality of network links that the computer system is configured to support. If an alternative network link has been designated, the computer system attempts to establish the alternative network link. Hence, the user experience is made smooth and uneventful when the requested network link cannot be established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Access Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mark Kruger, Stephane Maes, Ryan Robertson, Gavin Peacock
  • Patent number: 8165598
    Abstract: Techniques and mechanisms are provided for sending targeted content and data to mobile devices. Location information associated with a device is determined. In some instances, the location information is manually entered. In other instances, the location information is determined automatically from characteristics associated with the device. Location information can be obtained from global positioning system (GPS) data, cell-site triangulation, Internet Protocol (IP) address detection, etc. Content and advertising can be provided in a location relevant manner to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: MobiTV, Inc.
    Inventors: Monica Tran, Gavin Peacock, James Roseborough, David Lowell, Aravind Nallan, Ian Farmer