Patents by Inventor J. Clarke Stevens

J. Clarke Stevens 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: 10204313
    Abstract: A method and system for automating the management of an inventory of consumer items at a consumer location uses a programmed device that accepts input data and executes control logic for automating inventory management. At least one shopping list is received, a shopping list trend is established, and a smart list is generated with the control logic, in accordance with the shopping list trend, such that the smart list predictive of a next shopping list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: J. Clarke Stevens, Carol L. Stimmel
  • Publication number: 20150058454
    Abstract: A method and system of ID based content delivery where the selection and transmission of content is facilitated with use of version IDs associated with each available version of each particular piece of content. A relationship may be generated between the available versions in the version IDs to facilitate determining the version ID associated with a version desired for rendering at a particular type of terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: David K. Broberg, J. Clarke Stevens, Judson D. Cary
  • Patent number: 8903944
    Abstract: A method and system of ID based content delivery where the selection and transmission of content is facilitated with use of version IDs associated with each available version of each particular piece of content. A relationship may be generated between the available versions in the version IDs to facilitate determining the version ID associated with a version desired for rendering at a particular type of terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: David K. Broberg, J. Clarke Stevens, Judson D. Cary
  • Patent number: 8856837
    Abstract: A method and system of facilitating tuning to content and/or signal streams, including capabilities to facilitate tuning when traveling from one geographical location to another where the different geographical areas may be rely on different identifiers to facilitate locating the content and/or signaling of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: J. Clarke Stevens
  • Patent number: 8542976
    Abstract: A method and system is disclosed for time-shifted access to media content. The time-shifted access may be facilitate with a time-shift buffer and the use of time-shift buffers to mark periods in time from which time-shifted access is to be begin according to triggering events registered at output devices being used to facilitate the time-shifted access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: J. Clarke Stevens
  • Publication number: 20130066742
    Abstract: A method and system for automating the management of an inventory of consumer items at a consumer location uses a programmed device that accepts input data and executes control logic for automating inventory management. At least one shopping list is received, a shopping list trend is established, and a smart list is generated with the control logic, in accordance with the shopping list trend, such that the smart list predictive of a next shopping list.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: Comcast MO Group, Inc.
    Inventors: J. Clarke Stevens, Carol L. Stimmel
  • Publication number: 20130067021
    Abstract: A method and system of ID based content delivery where the selection and transmission of content is facilitated with use of version IDs associated with each available version of each particular piece of content. A relationship may be generated between the available versions in the version IDs to facilitate determining the version ID associated with a version desired for rendering at a particular type of terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: David K. Broberg, J. Clarke Stevens, Judson D. Cary
  • Patent number: 8359240
    Abstract: A method and system for automating the management of an inventory of consumer items at a consumer location uses a programmed device that accepts input data and executes control logic for automating inventory management. At least one shopping list is received, a shopping list trend is established, and a smart list is generated with the control logic, in accordance with the shopping list trend, such that the smart list predictive of a next shopping list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Comcast MO Group, Inc.
    Inventors: J. Clarke Stevens, Carol L. Stimmel
  • Patent number: 8184793
    Abstract: Network architectures, methods, and operations for routing telephone calls are disclosed. A customer premise includes a conventional POTS dedicated communication line to a central office switch and a broadband connection to a data network. The central office switch and the data network are connected by a communication link. A first telephone call originated at the customer premise may be connected via the dedicated communication link. A second or subsequent call originated at the customer premise may be connected via the data network. Optionally, the same call identifier may be assigned to the first and second or subsequent calls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Qwest Communications International Inc.
    Inventors: J. Clarke Stevens, F. Joseph Glynn
  • Publication number: 20120008912
    Abstract: A method and system is disclosed for time-shifted access to media content. The time-shifted access may be facilitate with a time-shift buffer and the use of time-shift buffers to mark periods in time from which time-shifted access is to be begin according to triggering events registered at output devices being used to facilitate the time-shifted access.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Applicant: CABLE TELEVISION LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventor: J. Clarke Stevens
  • Publication number: 20120002115
    Abstract: A method and system of facilitating tuning to content and/or signal streams, including capabilities to facilitate tuning when traveling from one geographical location to another where the different geographical areas may be rely on different identifiers to facilitate locating the content and/or signaling of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Applicant: CABLE TELEVISION LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventor: J. Clarke Stevens
  • Publication number: 20110238522
    Abstract: A method and system for automating the management of an inventory of consumer items at a consumer location uses a programmed device that accepts input data and executes control logic for automating inventory management. At least one shopping list is received, a shopping list trend is established, and a smart list is generated with the control logic, in accordance with the shopping list trend, such that the smart list predictive of a next shopping list.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: COMCAST MO GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: J. Clarke Stevens, Carol L. Stimmel
  • Patent number: 7979309
    Abstract: A method and system for automating the management of an inventory of consumer items at a consumer location uses a programmed device that accepts input data and executes control logic for automating inventory management. At least one shopping list is received, a shopping list trend is established, and a smart list is generated with the control logic, in accordance with the shopping list trend, such that the smart list predictive of a next shopping list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Comcast MO Group, Inc.
    Inventors: J. Clarke Stevens, Carol L. Stimmel
  • Patent number: 6993788
    Abstract: A method and system for manipulating a broadcast signal utilizes a sliding-window time range multicast or a buffered storage queue at the headend. Multiple streams are available to the end user, which each stream originating from a corresponding different playback point in the sliding-window time range or headend buffered storage queue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Assignee: MediaOne Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Lee G. Lawrence, J. Clarke Stevens
  • Patent number: 6862611
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for providing Internet addresses corresponding to an electronic signal, such as a video or audio program, to a user. The system includes a receiver for receiving at least one electronic signal, where the electronic signal includes one or more Internet addresses embedded therein. A decoder in communication with the receiver is operable to extract the one or more Internet addresses from the electronic signal. The system further includes a processor in communication with the decoder. The processor compiles a historical list of the one or more Internet addresses extracted from the electronic signal, and includes memory for storing the historical list. A web browser connected to the processor is operable to present the historical list of Internet addresses to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Assignee: MediaOne Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Monica A. Marics, J. Clarke Stevens, Patricia Somers, Anne P. McClard
  • Patent number: 6692358
    Abstract: An interactive television system includes a remote control unit and a set top box. The remote control unit includes an input device and control logic. The control logic processes input signals to transmit television control signals to control television programming. Further, the control logic is configured to execute game software instructions stored on a local medium, and process input signals to play the game. In some embodiments, the set top box interacts with the remote control unit during gaming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Assignee: Mediaone Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Lee G. Lawrence, J. Clarke Stevens
  • Publication number: 20010034269
    Abstract: An interactive television system includes a remote control unit and a set top box. The remote control unit includes an input device and control logic. The control logic processes input signals to transmit television control signals to control television programming. Further, the control logic is configured to execute game software instructions stored on a local medium, and process input signals to play the game. In some embodiments, the set top box interacts with the remote control unit during gaming.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2001
    Publication date: October 25, 2001
    Applicant: Mediaone Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Lee G. Lawrence, J. Clarke Stevens
  • Patent number: 6264559
    Abstract: An interactive television system includes a remote control unit and a set top box. The remote control unit includes an input device and control logic. The control logic processes input signals to transmit television control signals to control television programming. Further, the control logic is configured to execute game software instructions stored on a local medium, and process input signals to play the game. In some embodiments, the set top box interacts with the remote control unit during gaming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2001
    Assignee: MediaOne Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Lee G. Lawrence, J. Clarke Stevens
  • Patent number: 6238290
    Abstract: A system and method for delivering a software program over a cable network includes a head-end server operative to compress a plurality of software programs and transmit the compressed software programs over the cable network at a plurality of corresponding predetermined scheduled times. A primary processor in communication with the cable network receives a selected one of the plurality of software programs at the corresponding predetermined scheduled time, decompresses the program and stores it. A secondary processor in communication with the primary processor includes navigational software and drivers to enable the primary processor to select and receive the software program from the cable network without upstream communication to the head-end server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2001
    Assignees: Mediaone Group, Inc., U S West, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Tarr, J. Clarke Stevens, Jeffrey C. Lutz
  • Patent number: 5935004
    Abstract: A system and method for delivering a software program over a cable network includes a head-end server operative to compress a plurality of software programs and transmit the compressed software programs over the cable network at a plurality of corresponding predetermined scheduled times. A primary processor in communication with the cable network receives a selected one of the plurality of software programs at the corresponding predetermined scheduled time, decompresses the program and stores it. A secondary processor in communication with the primary processor includes navigational software and drivers to enable the primary processor to select and receive the software program from the cable network without upstream communication to the head-end server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1999
    Assignees: MediaOne Group, Inc., U S West, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Tarr, J. Clarke Stevens, Jeffrey C. Lutz