Patents by Inventor Jeffrey Manber

Jeffrey Manber 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: 10467614
    Abstract: A method and system is described to facilitate variable pricing for electronically viewable content. Consumers pay different amounts to view portions of electronically viewable content obtained from a work, where the amount paid may be based on a characteristic of the work (e.g., the genre or publisher), the consumer's past viewing behavior or purchases, including the portions of content (e.g., the number of pages or chapters) previously viewed from the same or other work, or the number or amount of purchases made of other works or products, or the aggregated viewing behavior or purchases of a number of consumers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Colin Bryar, Udi Manber, Jeffrey P. Bezos
  • Publication number: 20060235917
    Abstract: The invention discloses systems and methods for generating pure random numbers from astronomical events, such as cosmic radiation or solar events. The invention includes a detector, a logic circuit, memory, power supply and a communication device. The detector may be, for example, a solar wind particle detector, an alpha ray detector, a gamma ray etector, or the like. The memory stores data from the detector. The communication device transmits the data. In addition, the logic circuit applies predetermined mathematical rules to the collected data to generate pure random numbers suitable for use in games of chance, horoscopes, astrology, sound or light displays, or other activities. In addition, the logic circuit may encrypt these random numbers before the numbers are transmitted to a receiving device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2004
    Publication date: October 19, 2006
    Applicant: VG GAMES LTD
    Inventor: Jeffrey Manber
  • Publication number: 20060217169
    Abstract: The present invention provides a means for randomizing and controlling objects in a zero gravity environment. The invention also replicates and enhances traditional casino gaming experiences in zero gravity, microgravity, low gravity and variable gravity environments. This includes adapted seating for players and staff, enabling wagering, and ensuring security and integrity of the games. Both traditional casino games, such as craps, roulette and blackjack, and new games of chance are provided and modified so as to take advantage of unique properties of zero, low or variable gravity environments. Games may be either attended or unattended, and wagering may be either on-site or off-site via remote communications. Virtual games may also be played in simulated zero gravity, low gravity and variable gravity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2004
    Publication date: September 28, 2006
    Inventor: Jeffrey Manber
  • Publication number: 20060197024
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and apparatus for recording and evaluating of the accuracy of predictions of random or unpredictable future events. The invention may be used for educational purposes and in games of chance. In one embodiment, it discloses a method and apparatus whereby a particular astronomical object or region of the natural sky is identified. The section of the sky so identified could be the surface of the sun or the night sky. This identification can be considered an “observation field” or “playing field” upon which gaming or study will take place. Superimposed upon this field is a geometric pattern, such as a grid, dividing the sky into pre-determined regions. The invention then compares actual events to predicted events and notifies the user if the user was or was not successful at predicting the event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2006
    Publication date: September 7, 2006
    Inventor: Jeffrey Manber