Patents by Inventor Hugh Svendsen

Hugh Svendsen 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: 9886727
    Abstract: Methods and Devices are disclosed for performing automatic check-ins for a user associated with a mobile device. In some embodiments, the process is completely automated with no user intervention once the process has started. In some embodiments, the user is prompted for confirmation before the check-in is generated. The automatic check-in is performed based on detecting a social context which includes a current location of the user of the mobile device and applying rules. The rules may include an action part, a condition part, and qualifier part. The rules and the individual parts of the rules may be independently editable by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Ikorongo Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Curtis, Hugh Svendsen, Michael W. Helpingstine, Christopher M. Amidon
  • Patent number: 9557188
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to systems and methods of operating a mobile communications device (MCD) associated with a user utilizing social relationships defined on a social network. In one embodiment, the MCD detects other MCDs that are in proximity with the MCD. A determination may then be made that indicates which of the users associated with the other MCDs have a defined affinity with the user of the MCD on the social network. As a result of the determination, the MCD may then communicate over wireless local area networking links with the other MCDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: MODENA ENTERPRISES, LLC
    Inventors: Hugh Svendsen, Kunal Kandekar, Scott Curtis
  • Patent number: 9552428
    Abstract: A method for generating a media recommendation is disclosed. The method comprises receiving information about a user associated with a requesting device, identifying profile information based on the information about the user, receiving a media recommendation request from the requesting device, the media recommendation request comprising seed information comprising information identifying a media item, determining at least one related media item based on at least the information identifying the media item and the profile information, and providing information identifying the at least one related media item to the requesting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Lemi Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Hugh Svendsen, Eugene M. Farrelly
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9507785
    Abstract: A media broker comprises a communication interface and a controller associated with the communication interface configured to divide at least one media item into a plurality of media item content layers, assign a priority to each of the plurality of media content item layers and direct one or more media storage devices to store the plurality of media content layers. The controller is configured to subsequently determine when space is needed. In response to determining that space is needed, at least one of the plurality of media content item layers is selected based upon the priority of the at least one of the plurality of media content item layers and deleted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: ELOY TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Kunal Kandekar, Christopher M. Amidon, Hugh Svendsen
  • Patent number: 9448688
    Abstract: A device is provided for visually indicating a replay status of media items on a media device. Aspects of the device include displaying in a graphical user interface (GUI) of the media device a representation of a first media item; displaying a profile score of the first media item that is based on user preferences; and displaying a replay score for the first media item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: NAPO Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Waymen J. Askey, Hugh Svendsen
  • Patent number: 9432326
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for facilitating contact or communication between users or participants. A profile matching process is performed to match a user profile of a first user to a user profile of a second user. A number of questions to ask the second user are automatically selected. In addition, an answer to one or more of the questions may be suggested to the second user. The questions and any suggested answers are then sent to the second user at an associated user device. A reward to be revealed to the second user in response to answering the questions may also be provided. A summary of the answers given by the second user may be provided to the first user. In response, the first user may choose to share his or her full or partial user profile, contact information, or the like with the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Kota Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Hugh Svendsen, Scott Curtis
  • Patent number: 9424595
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for providing customized content to users based on their location. In one embodiment, for each of one or more content providers, a customized content delivery function receives information from the content provider defining a number of geographic shapes selecting corresponding geographic areas. Preferably, each of the geographic shapes overlaps at least one other of the geographic shapes and is assigned an importance level. For each geographic shape, the content provider defines one or more tags for the geographic shape and assigns a weight to each of the one or more tags. Thereafter, when a request is received from a requestor, one or more content items are selected for delivery to the requestor based on the geographic shapes, the tags and corresponding weights for the geographic shapes, and the location of the requestor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Teaneck Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Hugh Svendsen, Olivia Marie Marsh, Gregory M. Evans
  • Patent number: 9396196
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for aggregating a local media collection of a user with one or more shared media collections shared with the user to provide an aggregate media collection for the user. In general, media collection information of a plurality of shared media collections from a plurality of second client devices are obtained. Media collection information identifying media items from at least one of the plurality of shared media collections and a local media collection of a first user are processed. An aggregated media collection based on the processed media collection information is provided where the aggregated media collection comprises a primary list including a media item entry for each unique media item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Eloy Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Hugh Svendsen, Harold Sutherland, Gary W. Black
  • Publication number: 20160196025
    Abstract: A media device includes a communication interface communicatively coupling the media device to one or more other media devices and a display, and a controller associated with the communication interface. The controller is adapted to access one or more templates comprising a layout of a graphical user interface (GUI). The controller further identifies one or more available media devices from which media content may be streamed, a respective utilization of the media devices and one or more media content streams available from each of the media devices and determine, based upon the template and the one or more media content streams, at least one of the media content streams to display. The controller then acquires and outputs the at least one of the media content streams for display in accordance with the layout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: Christopher M. Amidon, Scott Curtis, Hugh Svendsen
  • Patent number: 9378278
    Abstract: A server and device for constructing and presenting a consumption profile for a media item are provided. In general, consumption of a media item by a number of first users is tracked. Thereafter, before and/or during playback of the media item by a second user, a consumption profile for the media item is constructed and presented to the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: PORTO Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Kunal Kandekar, Richard J. Walsh, Hugh Svendsen
  • Publication number: 20160179971
    Abstract: A method for generating a media recommendation is disclosed. The method comprises receiving information about a user associated with a requesting device, identifying profile information based on the information about the user, receiving a media recommendation request from the requesting device, the media recommendation request comprising seed information comprising information identifying a media item, determining at least one related media item based on at least the information identifying the media item and the profile information, and providing information identifying the at least one related media item to the requesting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Hugh Svendsen, Eugene M. Farrelly
  • Publication number: 20160179299
    Abstract: A device is provided for visually indicating a replay status of media items on a media device. Aspects of the device include displaying in a graphical user interface (GUI) of the media device a representation of a first media item; displaying a profile score of the first media item that is based on user preferences; and displaying a replay score for the first media item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Waymen J. Askey, Hugh Svendsen
  • Patent number: 9288540
    Abstract: A media device includes a communication interface communicatively coupling the media device to one or more other media devices and a display, and a controller associated with the communication interface. The controller is adapted to access one or more templates comprising a layout of a graphical user interface (GUI). The controller further identifies one or more other media devices from which media content may be streamed and one or more media content streams available from each of the one or more media devices and determine, based upon the template and the one or more media content streams, at least one of the media content streams to display. The controller then acquires and outputs the at least one of the media content streams for display in accordance with the layout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: ELOY TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher M. Amidon, Scott Curtis, Hugh Svendsen
  • Patent number: 9275138
    Abstract: A system and medium for generating a media recommendation is disclosed. The system comprises a central server operably connected to a network that comprises at least one processor and memory containing software executable by the at least one processor. The central server is configured to receive information identifying a user associated with a requesting device, identify profile information based on the information identifying the user, receive a media recommendation request from the requesting device, the media recommendation request comprising seed information comprising information identifying a media item and a current location of the requesting device, determine at least one related media item based on at least the information identifying the media item and the profile information, and provide information identifying the at least one related media item to the requesting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: LEMI TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Hugh Svendsen, Eugene M. Farrelly
  • Patent number: 9275055
    Abstract: A device is provided for visually indicating a replay status of media items on a media device. Aspects of the device include displaying in a graphical user interface (GUI) of the media device a representation of a first media item; displaying a profile score of the first media item that is based on user preferences; and displaying a replay score for the first media item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: NAPO Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Waymen J. Askey, Hugh Svendsen
  • Publication number: 20160043445
    Abstract: A user-controlled application-based power management function is provided for a battery-operated device. In general, for each of a number of applications of the battery-operated device, a power management function enables a user of the battery-operated device to provide a desired amount of usage of the application for each of one or more tasks. For each task, an estimated amount of battery life to provide the desired amount of usage of the application for the task and whether the estimated amount of battery life is available is determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: Ravi Reddy Katpelly, Christopher M. Amidon, Hugh Svendsen
  • Publication number: 20160034962
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for providing customized content to users based on their location. In one embodiment, for each of one or more content providers, a customized content delivery function receives information from the content provider defining a number of geographic shapes selecting corresponding geographic areas. Preferably, each of the geographic shapes overlaps at least one other of the geographic shapes and is assigned an importance level. For each geographic shape, the content provider defines one or more tags for the geographic shape and assigns a weight to each of the one or more tags. Thereafter, when a request is received from a requestor, one or more content items are selected for delivery to the requestor based on the geographic shapes, the tags and corresponding weights for the geographic shapes, and the location of the requestor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Hugh Svendsen, Olivia Marie Marsh, Gregory M. Evans
  • Publication number: 20150370453
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for navigating electronic texts. According to an aspect, a method may include determining that a user non-linearly navigates between text subgroups within electronic text. The method may also include linking the text subgroups in response to determining that the user non-linearly navigates between the text subgroups. Further, for example, text subgroups within an electronic text may be determined. In this example, a similarity relationship between content of each text subgroup and one or more other text subgroups may be determined for linking the text subgroups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Applicant: RHONDA ENTERPRISES, LLC
    Inventors: Kunal Kandekar, Scott Curtis, Hugh Svendsen
  • Patent number: 9208239
    Abstract: Cloud-based systems and methods for aggregating media collections of users are disclosed. In one embodiment, in order to generate an aggregate media collection catalog of a first user, a cloud-based media aggregation system identifies one or more second users that have an identifier that is the same as an identifier of the first user for purposes of media collection aggregation. The media aggregation system then aggregates media collection catalogs of the one or more second users with a media collection catalog of the first user to thereby provide an aggregate media collection catalog of the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: ELOY TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher M. Amidon, Harold Sutherland, Hugh Svendsen