Patents by Inventor James Jorasch

James Jorasch 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: 11366531
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, systems, apparatus, interfaces, methods, and articles of manufacture are provided for creating shared experiences using peripheral devices. In various embodiments, data is captured about a first user's peripheral usage and environment. A determination is made based on the data as to the first user's current experience. Aspects of the first user's experience are then recreated for a second user. In various embodiments, the experience is shared with the second user via peripherals and output devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: SCIENCE HOUSE LLC
    Inventors: James Jorasch, Christopher Capobianco, Isaac W. Hock, Michael Werner, Geoffrey Gelman, Gennaro Rendino
  • Patent number: 11276096
    Abstract: An apparatus, system and method are provided for facilitating commerce. An audio query describing information requested by the user is received. The audio query is processed to identify at least one category corresponding to the information requested by the user. At least one selected from the group of an image, audio data, and textual information to be presented on a user interface of the device is transmitted over the network connection. The at least one of the image, the audio data, and the textual information is associated with the identified at least one category in response to the received audio query describing the information requested.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel E. Tedesco, Jay S. Walker, James A. Jorasch, Evan I. Schwartz, Dean P. Alderucci
  • Patent number: 11269426
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, systems, apparatus, interfaces, methods, and articles of manufacture are provided for ascertaining aspects of a presentation and/or of an audience member. A presentation remote can be used to obtain information about the presentation and provide it to the audience member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Science House LLC
    Inventors: James Jorasch, Michael Werner, Geoffrey Gelman, Isaac W. Hock, Gennaro Rendino, Christopher Capobianco
  • Patent number: 11270365
    Abstract: An apparatus, system and method are provided for facilitating commerce. Audio information describing an item for purchase is received and analyzed to at least one corresponding item category related to the item for purchase. At least one selected from the group of a picture, audio data, and textual information of at least one item for sale associated with the identified at least one corresponding item category is transmitted to be provided for display to a buyer on a display of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel E. Tedesco, Jay S. Walker, James A. Jorasch, Evan I. Schwartz, Dean P. Alderucci
  • Patent number: 11232505
    Abstract: An apparatus, system and method are provided for facilitating commerce. At least one image of an item is received one or more computing devices from a device associated with a user. The at least one image of the item is compared to a plurality of images of corresponding items for sale using artificial intelligence running on the one or more computing devices. A set of matching images is identified from the plurality of images of the corresponding items for sale matching the at least one image of the item based on the use of the artificial intelligence running on the one or more computing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel E. Tedesco, Jay S. Walker, James A. Jorasch, Evan I. Schwartz, Dean P. Alderucci
  • Publication number: 20220011878
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, systems, apparatus, interfaces, methods, and articles of manufacture are provided for ascertaining aspects of a presentation and/or of an audience member. A presentation remote can be used to obtain information about the presentation and provide it to the audience member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: James Jorasch, Michael Werner, Geoffrey Gelman, Isaac W. Hock, Gennaro Rendino, Christopher Capobianco
  • Publication number: 20220006813
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, systems, apparatus, interfaces, methods, and articles of manufacture are provided for ascertaining aspects of a user, such as the user's identity, competence, health, and state of mind. In various embodiment, data is captured about a user via a headset worn by the user. Based on the data, a determination may be made about an aspect of the user, and the user may accordingly be granted or denied access to a resource.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Inventors: James Jorasch, Christopher Capobianco, Issac W. Hock, Michael Werner, Geoffrey Gelman, Gennaro Rendino
  • Publication number: 20210400142
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, systems, apparatus, interfaces, methods, and articles of manufacture are provided for providing information incorporating additional data feeds, creating common arrangements, and improving performance in a virtual meeting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Inventors: James Jorasch, Michael Werner, Geoffrey Gelman, Isaac W. Hock, Gennaro Rendino, Christopher Capobianco
  • Publication number: 20210399911
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, systems, apparatus, interfaces, methods, and articles of manufacture are provided for providing information about individuals, such as capabilities in the context of meetings. In various embodiments, data is captured about an individual, such as via feedback from others. Based on the data, individuals may be identified and invited to meetings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Inventors: James Jorasch, Michael Werner, Geoffrey Gelman, Isaac W. Hock, Gennaro Rendino, Christopher Capobianco
  • Publication number: 20210374391
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, systems, apparatus, interfaces, methods, and articles of manufacture are provided for providing information about objects, such as background information and task information, and for providing alerts related to objects. In various embodiments, data is captured about an object and about a user via a camera. Based on the data, information about the object may be provided to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: James Jorasch, Isaac W. Hock, Geoffrey Gelman, Michael Werner, Gennaro Rendino, Christopher Capobianco
  • Publication number: 20210373676
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, systems, apparatus, interfaces, methods, and articles of manufacture are provided for ascertaining aspects of a presentation and/or of an audience member. A presentation remote can be used to obtain information about the presentation and provide it to the audience member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: James Jorasch, Michael Werner, Geoffrey Gelman, Isaac W. Hock, Gennaro Rendino, Christopher Capobianco
  • Patent number: 11188963
    Abstract: An apparatus, system and method are provided for facilitating commerce. A set of images of a first item and information associated with the first item is received and analyzed to determine at least one corresponding item category for the first item. A query for a second item is further received. The second item is determined to correspond to one of the at least one item category. In response to determining that the second item corresponds to the one of the determined at least one item category, at least one of the set of images of the first item and at least a portion of the information associated with the first item is transmitted to be presented to the second user on a display of the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel E. Tedesco, Jay S. Walker, James A. Jorasch, Evan I. Schwartz, Dean P. Alderucci
  • Publication number: 20210342020
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, systems, apparatus, interfaces, methods, and articles of manufacture are provided for creating shared experiences using peripheral devices. In various embodiments, data is captured about a first user's peripheral usage and environment. A determination is made based on the data as to the first user's current experience. Aspects of the first user's experience are then recreated for a second user. In various embodiments, the experience is shared with the second user via peripherals and output devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: James Jorasch, Christopher Capobianco, Isaac W. Hock, Michael Werner, Geoffrey Gelman, Gennaro Rendino
  • Publication number: 20210319408
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, systems, apparatus, interfaces, methods, and articles of manufacture are provided for reducing emissions levels associated with meetings, such as emissions levels of carbon dioxide. In various embodiments, requirements for a meeting are determined, and two or more potential configurations for the meeting are determined that meet the requirements. Emissions levels are determined for each of the two or more configurations, where such emissions levels may be determined based on participants' travel times, participants' lodging requirements, the number of printouts provided to participants, and heating requirements for the meeting room. The configuration with the lowest associated emissions levels from among the two or more configurations considered may be selected as the final configuration for the meeting. Participants may then be invited to the meeting at the time and location specified by the final configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: James Jorasch, Rita J. King, Christopher Capobianco, Isaac W. Hock, Michael Werner, Alexa Ernst, Geoffrey Gelman, Gennaro Rendino
  • Patent number: 11128636
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, systems, apparatus, interfaces, methods, and articles of manufacture are provided for ascertaining aspects of a user, such as the user's identity, competence, health, and state of mind. In various embodiments, data is captured about a user via a headset worn by the user. Based on the data, a determination may be made about an aspect of the user, and the user may accordingly be granted or denied access to a resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Science House LLC
    Inventors: James Jorasch, Christopher Capobianco, Isaac W. Hock, Michael Werner, Geoffrey Gelman, Gennaro Rendino
  • Patent number: 10839439
    Abstract: According to one or more embodiments, apparatus, systems and methods are provided for facilitating commerce. In some embodiments, an apparatus (e.g., a central computer) facilitates posting of an item for sale by receiving a digital image of an item for sale, receiving an audio description (e.g., included in an audio file) of the item, and providing an indication of the description to at least one potential buyer. In one embodiment, the digital image and the audio description are received from a mobile phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel E. Tedesco, Jay S. Walker, James A. Jorasch, Evan I. Schwartz, Dean P. Alderucci
  • Patent number: 10741004
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, a plurality of outcomes are generated and used to create a video presentation of representative outcomes. The video presentation is recorded onto a tangible medium (e.g., DVD or CD-ROM) or otherwise provided to a player (e.g., a player may access the video presentation online). This allows a player to purchase a video presentation of (e.g., predetermined) outcomes in a jurisdiction in which gambling is legal yet view the presentation at the player's convenience (e.g., from any jurisdiction and at any time). A player who purchases such a video presentation may subsequently redeem it for a redemption value associated therewith. In some embodiments, the player may request such outcomes by presenting and/or selecting a session object and/or by interfacing with a tangible medium recording or production device (e.g., on a casino floor).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Jay S. Walker, Robert C. Tedesco, James A. Jorasch, Jose A. Suarez
  • Patent number: 10529184
    Abstract: A method is provided for providing payments at a gaming device, where the payments may occur at predictable times and are of predictable amounts. In one or more embodiments, a gaming device may provide a guaranteed payment every hour on the hour, so long as a player meets one or more criteria. Criteria may include a total amount wagered, a total number of handle pulls completed, or a total amount of time spent at a gaming device. One or more embodiments provide a method for withholding value from a player in order that the value may delivered later in the form of a guaranteed payment. One or more embodiments provide a method whereby multiple gaming devices may provide payments simultaneously, thereby creating mutually reinforcing sounds and visual displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Jay S. Walker, James A. Jorasch, David F. Zucker, Jose A. Suarez, Stephen C. Tulley, Geoffrey M. Gelman
  • Patent number: 10482709
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, a method provides for determining that a qualifying outcome has been obtained as a result of a game play conducted on a gaming device and determining a buy-in amount for a current play session in which the game play is included. The method further provides for setting, in response to the obtainment of the qualifying outcome, a credit meter balance to the buy-in amount, thereby providing a payout for the qualifying outcome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Jay S. Walker, James A. Jorasch, Jose A. Suarez, Robert C. Tedesco, Stephen C. Tulley, Daniel E. Tedesco, Geoffrey M. Gelman
  • Patent number: 10347081
    Abstract: The invention includes a system and method for conducting a focus group via networked gaming devices. A slot server or a third party server in communication with gaming devices provides access to players operating the gaming devices. A topic for the focus group's discussion is received from a marketer via a marketer terminal in communication with the slot server. The system identifies players currently operating gaming devices who also are suitable potential participants in the focus group based on a focus group pool definition received from the marketer. Those players that accept an invitation to participate, become participants. The topic is communicated to the participants and the participants comments are relayed back to a moderator who controls the focus group discussion via a moderator terminal (and a graphical user interface) also in communication with the slot server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Jay S. Walker, James A. Jorasch, Daniel E. Tedesco, Geoffrey M. Gelman, Steven M. Santisi, Scott Wolinsky, William P. Van Vooren, Andrew P. Golden, Timothy A. Palmer