Patents by Inventor Gil Gavriel Dudkiewicz

Gil Gavriel Dudkiewicz 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: 7444660
    Abstract: A device for generating metadata for a programming event receives data corresponding to a programming event that includes descriptive information and timing information. The device analyzes the data to determine goodness of fit scores for the programming event corresponding to categories of a classification hierarchy. The device then stores metadata for the programming event that includes goodness of fit scores, time data and descriptive data. The stored goodness of fit scores may be a representative subset of all goodness of fit scores for the programming event. Also disclosed are processes performed in a device for generating metadata for programming events. Also disclosed is metadata encoded in a computer readable medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignee: Meevee, Inc.
    Inventor: Gil Gavriel Dudkiewicz
  • Patent number: 7434247
    Abstract: The desirability of programming events may be determined using metadata for programming events that includes goodness of fit scores associated with categories of a classification hierarchy one or more of descriptive data and keyword data. The programming events are ranked in accordance with the viewing preferences of viewers as expressed in one or more viewer profiles. The viewer profiles may each include preference scores associated with categories of the classification hierarchy and may also include one or more keywords. Ranking is performed through category matching and keyword matching using the contents of the metadata and the viewer profiles. The viewer profile keywords may be qualified keywords that are associated with specific categories of the classification hierarchy. The ranking may be performed such that qualified keyword matches generally rank higher than keyword matches, and keyword matches generally rank higher than category matches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: Meevee, Inc.
    Inventors: Gil Gavriel Dudkiewicz, Dale Kittrick Hitt, Jonathan Percy Barker
  • Patent number: 7367043
    Abstract: Metadata for a programming event may be generated by receiving descriptive information and timing information for the programming event and analyzing this information to determine category goodness of fit scores for the programming event corresponding to categories of a classification hierarchy. The information is further analyzed to determine keywords associated with the programming event. The category goodness of fit scores and keywords may be stored along with time data and descriptive data for the programming event as metadata for the programming event. Goodness of fit scores may also be generated for the keywords. Related embodiments may pertain to a device implementing such processing. Keyword metadata may be generated using candidate keywords taken from descriptive data associated with the programming event. The candidate key words may be provided individually as inputs to a classification tool configured to generate goodness of fit scores for categories of a classification hierarchy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2008
    Assignee: Meevee, Inc.
    Inventors: Gil Gavriel Dudkiewicz, Dale Kittrick Hitt
  • Patent number: 7337462
    Abstract: A video production facility system may produce closed caption data that includes text data and timing data. The system may receive script data for a video program. The system may then determine identifiers for individual programming events that make up the program. The system may then produce closed caption data for the program. The closed caption data may include text data corresponding to the script data, and timing data provided at locations that correspond to the beginning of each of the programming events. The timing data may comprise an identifier of the corresponding programming event. Further timing data may be provided that marks the ends of programming events, or that marks individual segments within a programming event. Related embodiments may pertain to systems that implement such processing. The closed caption data may be synchronized to a video signal based on the display of corresponding text by a teleprompter system that is used in the production of the video program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Assignee: Meevee, Inc.
    Inventors: Gil Gavriel Dudkiewicz, Dale Kittrick Hitt
  • Patent number: 6973665
    Abstract: The desirability of programming events may be determined using metadata for programming events that includes goodness of fit scores associated with categories of a classification hierarchy one or more of descriptive data and keyword data. The programming events are ranked in accordance with the viewing preferences of viewers as expressed in one or more viewer profiles. The viewer profiles may each include preference scores associated with categories of the classification hierarchy and may also include one or more keywords. Ranking is performed through category matching and keyword matching using the contents of the metadata and the viewer profiles. The viewer profile keywords may be qualified keywords that are associated with specific categories of the classification hierarchy. The ranking may be performed such that qualified keyword matches generally rank higher than keyword matches, and keyword matches generally rank higher than category matches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2005
    Assignee: MYDTV, Inc.
    Inventors: Gil Gavriel Dudkiewicz, Dale Kittrick Hitt, Jonathan Percy Barker
  • Patent number: 6651253
    Abstract: Metadata for a programming event may be generated through an interactive process. A system may receive data corresponding to a programming event. The data may include descriptive information and timing information. The system may then generate preliminary metadata for the programming event from the received data. The system may provide the preliminary metadata to a system user, and then receive user specified metadata responsive to the preliminary metadata. The preliminary metadata may include one or more of categories of a classification hierarchy, goodness of fit scores associated with the categories, keywords, goodness of fit scores associated with the keywords, and a title. Related embodiments may pertain to a system implementing such methods. Further related embodiments may pertain to methods and systems in which a system user is enabled to approve preliminary metadata provided by the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Assignee: MYDTV, Inc.
    Inventors: Gil Gavriel Dudkiewicz, Dale Kittrick Hitt
  • Publication number: 20020152474
    Abstract: A device for generating metadata for a programming event receives data corresponding to a programming event that includes descriptive information and timing information. The device analyzes the data to determine goodness of fit scores for the programming event corresponding to categories of a classification hierarchy. The device then stores metadata for the programming event that includes goodness of fit scores, time data and descriptive data. The stored goodness of fit scores may be a representative subset of all goodness of fit scores for the programming event. Also disclosed are processes performed in a device for generating metadata for programming events. Also disclosed is metadata encoded in a computer readable medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2001
    Publication date: October 17, 2002
    Inventor: Gil Gavriel Dudkiewicz
  • Publication number: 20020152463
    Abstract: A device for providing alerts to a viewer concerning programming events is disclosed. The device determines preferred programming events from among available programming events using programming event metadata and a viewer profile. The metadata includes goodness of fit scores associated with categories of a classification hierarchy and the viewer profile includes preference scores associated with categories of the classification hierarchy. The device provides an alert concerning a preferred programming event to a communication device of the viewer. The alert may be provided by sending data to a set top box, a computer, a pager, an email address, an instant messaging application, or a wireless communication device. The alert may be provided in accordance with contact information contained in the viewer profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2001
    Publication date: October 17, 2002
    Inventor: Gil Gavriel Dudkiewicz
  • Publication number: 20020100046
    Abstract: A device for determining the desirability of programming events receives metadata for programming events and determines a desirability of each of said programming events with respect to viewing preferences represented in one or more viewer profiles. The metadata includes goodness of fit scores associated with categories of a classification hierarchy, and the viewer profiles include preference scores associated with categories of the classification hierarchy. The device determines a desirability of each of said programming events with respect to viewing preferences represented in the viewer profiles using the metadata.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2001
    Publication date: July 25, 2002
    Inventor: Gil Gavriel Dudkiewicz
  • Publication number: 20020092031
    Abstract: Metadata for a programming event may be generated by receiving descriptive information and timing information for the programming event and analyzing this information to determine category goodness of fit scores for the programming event corresponding to categories of a classification hierarchy. The information is further analyzed to determine keywords associated with the programming event. The category goodness of fit scores and keywords may be stored along with time data and descriptive data for the programming event as metadata for the programming event. Goodness of fit scores may also be generated for the keywords. Related embodiments may pertain to a device implementing such processing. Keyword metadata may be generated using candidate keywords taken from descriptive data associated with the programming event. The candidate key words may be provided individually as inputs to a classification tool configured to generate goodness of fit scores for categories of a classification hierarchy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2001
    Publication date: July 11, 2002
    Inventors: Gil Gavriel Dudkiewicz, Dale Kittrick Hitt
  • Publication number: 20020088010
    Abstract: Metadata for a programming event may be generated through an interactive process. A system may receive data corresponding to a programming event. The data may include descriptive information and timing information. The system may then generate preliminary metadata for the programming event from the received data. The system may provide the preliminary metadata to a system user, and then receive user specified metadata responsive to the preliminary metadata. The preliminary metadata may include one or more of categories of a classification hierarchy, goodness of fit scores associated with the categories, keywords, goodness of fit scores associated with the keywords, and a title. Related embodiments may pertain to a system implementing such methods. Further related embodiments may pertain to methods and systems in which a system user is enabled to approve preliminary metadata provided by the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2001
    Publication date: July 4, 2002
    Inventors: Gil Gavriel Dudkiewicz, Dale Kittrick Hitt
  • Publication number: 20020087987
    Abstract: A user interface may enable a user of a device for determining programming events of interest to create and edit a viewer profile. The user interface may include a viewer profile identifier tool for receiving input specifying an identifier of a viewer profile to be created or edited, a category tool for receiving input that includes category preference scores associated with categories of a classification hierarchy, and a keyword tool for receiving input specifying keywords. The device may receive input specifying an identifier of a viewer profile to be created or edited, and input comprising category preference scores associated with categories of a classification hierarchy. The device may store the category preference scores in association with the identifier as a viewer profile. Other input such as keywords may also be provided. Related embodiments may pertain to devices implementing such processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2001
    Publication date: July 4, 2002
    Inventors: Gil Gavriel Dudkiewicz, Dale Kittrick Hitt
  • Publication number: 20020087979
    Abstract: The desirability of programming events may be determined using metadata for programming events that includes goodness of fit scores associated with categories of a classification hierarchy one or more of descriptive data and keyword data. The programming events are ranked in accordance with the viewing preferences of viewers as expressed in one or more viewer profiles. The viewer profiles may each include preference scores associated with categories of the classification hierarchy and may also include one or more keywords. Ranking is performed through category matching and keyword matching using the contents of the metadata and the viewer profiles. The viewer profile keywords may be qualified keywords that are associated with specific categories of the classification hierarchy. The ranking may be performed such that qualified keyword matches generally rank higher than keyword matches, and keyword matches generally rank higher than category matches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2001
    Publication date: July 4, 2002
    Inventors: Gil Gavriel Dudkiewicz, Dale Kittrick Hitt, Jonathan Percy Barker
  • Publication number: 20020083468
    Abstract: A system provides evaluation of individual segments of a video program in accordance with a viewer's viewing preferences. The system included a server that receives production data for a program including descriptive information and timing information, and that generates individual metadata for each program segment. The system further includes a client device that receives the individual metadata and processes the metadata in accordance with a viewer profile to determine the desirability of each program segment for the viewer. The client device may record desirable segments or alert the viewer about desirable segments. The server may provide the metadata to the client through a programming event transmission system or through the internet. The metadata and viewer profile may utilize a classification hierarchy. A related device generates metadata for video program segments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2001
    Publication date: June 27, 2002
    Inventor: Gil Gavriel Dudkiewicz