Patents by Inventor Joaquin Fernandez-Silva

Joaquin Fernandez-Silva 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: 8301758
    Abstract: An improved interactive network system is provided that allows the Network Operator to control the transfer of information to and from the network end users, the system preferably using triggers or markers embedded within the programming broadcast to users via the network. As a consequence of this system, the Network Operator is able to efficiently garner revenues from third parties transacting business over the network and to control the look and feel of programming offered to network users. Additionally the system can be used as a means of limiting network access, filtering programming, providing on-screen graphics or audible signals for particular programming types or providers, bookmarking programming, profiling network users, targeting advertising, and simplifying network transactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing S.A.
    Inventors: Nizar Allibhoy, L. Dane Elliott, Joaquin Fernandez-Silva, Stephen M. Johnson
  • Patent number: 7996565
    Abstract: An improved interactive network system is provided that allows the Network Operator to control the transfer of information to and from the network end users, the system preferably using triggers or markers embedded within the programming broadcast to users via the network. As a consequence of this system, the Network Operator is able to efficiently garner revenues from third parties transacting business over the network and to control the look and feel of programming offered to network users. Additionally the system can be used as a means of limiting network access, filtering programming, providing on-screen graphics or audible signals for particular programming types or providers, bookmarking programming, profiling network users, targeting advertising, and simplifying network transactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Nizar Allibhoy, L. Dane Elliott, Joaquin Fernandez-Silva, Stephen M. Johnson
  • Patent number: 7962414
    Abstract: An improved interactive network system is provided that allows the Network Operator to control the transfer of information to and from the network end users, the system preferably using triggers or markers embedded within the programming broadcast to users via the network. As a consequence of this system, the Network Operator is able to efficiently garner revenues from third parties transacting business over the network and to control the look and feel of programming offered to network users. Additionally the system can be used as a means of limiting network access, filtering programming, providing on-screen graphics or audible signals for particular programming types or providers, bookmarking programming, profiling network users, targeting advertising, and simplifying network transactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Nizar Allibhoy, L. Dane Elliott, Joaquin Fernandez-Silva, Stephen M. Johnson
  • Patent number: 7949749
    Abstract: An improved interactive network system is provided that allows the Network Operator to control the transfer of information to and from the network end users, the system preferably using triggers or markers embedded within the programming broadcast to users via the network. As a consequence of this system, the Network Operator is able to efficiently garner revenues from third parties transacting business over the network and to control the look and feel of programming offered to network users. Additionally the system can be used as a means of limiting network access, filtering programming, providing on-screen graphics or audible signals for particular programming types or providers, bookmarking programming, profiling network users, targeting advertising, and simplifying network transactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Nizar Allibhoy, L. Dane Elliott, Joaquin Fernandez-Silva, Stephen M. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20100036945
    Abstract: An improved interactive network system is provided that allows the Network Operator to control the transfer of information to and from the network end users, the system preferably using triggers or markers embedded within the programming broadcast to users via the network. As a consequence of this system, the Network Operator is able to efficiently garner revenues from third parties transacting business over the network and to control the look and feel of programming offered to network users. Additionally the system can be used as a means of limiting network access, filtering programming, providing on-screen graphics or audible signals for particular programming types or providers, bookmarking programming, profiling network users, targeting advertising, and simplifying network transactions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Publication date: February 11, 2010
    Inventors: Nizar Allibhoy, L. Dane Elliot, Joaquin Fernandez-Silva, Stephen M. Johnson
  • Patent number: 7631072
    Abstract: An improved interactive network system is provided that allows the Network Operator to control the transfer of information to and from the network end users, the system preferably using triggers or markers embedded within the programming broadcast to users via the network. As a consequence of this system, the Network Operator is able to efficiently garner revenues from third parties transacting business over the network and to control the look and feel of programming offered to network users. Additionally the system can be used as a means of limiting network access, filtering programming, providing on-screen graphics or audible signals for particular programming types or providers, bookmarking programming, profiling network users, targeting advertising, and simplifying network transactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Nizar Allibhoy, L. Dane Elliott, Joaquin Fernandez-Silva, Stephen M. Johnson
  • Patent number: 7606883
    Abstract: An improved interactive network system is provided that allows the Network Operator to control the transfer of information to and from the network end users, the system preferably using triggers or markers embedded within the programming broadcast to users via the network. As a consequence of this system, the Network Operator is able to efficiently garner revenues from third parties transacting business over the network and to control the look and feel of programming offered to network users. Additionally the system can be used as a means of limiting network access, filtering programming, providing on-screen graphics or audible signals for particular programming types or providers, bookmarking programming, profiling network users, targeting advertising, and simplifying network transactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Nizar Allibhoy, L. Dane Elliott, Joaquin Fernandez-Silva, Stephen M. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20090055463
    Abstract: An improved interactive network system is provided that allows the Network Operator to control the transfer of information to and from the network end users, the system preferably using triggers or markers embedded within the programming broadcast to users via the network. As a consequence of this system, the Network Operator is able to efficiently garner revenues from third parties transacting business over the network and to control the look and feel of programming offered to network users. Additionally the system can be used as a means of limiting network access, filtering programming, providing on-screen graphics or audible signals for particular programming types or providers, bookmarking programming, profiling network users, targeting advertising, and simplifying network transactions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2008
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Applicant: THOMSON LICENSING LLC
    Inventors: Nizar Allibhoy, L. Dane Elliott, Joaquin Fernandez-Silva, Stephen M. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20090055403
    Abstract: An improved interactive network system is provided that allows the Network Operator to control the transfer of information to and from the network end users, the system preferably using triggers or markers embedded within the programming broadcast to users via the network. As a consequence of this system, the Network Operator is able to efficiently garner revenues from third parties transacting business over the network and to control the look and feel of programming offered to network users. Additionally the system can be used as a means of limiting network access, filtering programming, providing on-screen graphics or audible signals for particular programming types or providers, bookmarking programming, profiling network users, targeting advertising, and simplifying network transactions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2008
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Applicant: THOMSON LICENSING LLC
    Inventors: Nizar Allibhoy, L. Dane Elliott, Joaquin Fernandez-Silva, Stephen M. Johnson
  • Patent number: 7426558
    Abstract: An improved interactive network system is provided that allows the Network Operator to control the transfer of information to and from the network end users, the system preferably using triggers or markers embedded within the programming broadcast to users via the network. As a consequence of this system, the Network Operator is able to efficiently garner revenues from third parties transacting business over the network and to control the look and feel of programming offered to network users. Additionally the system can be used as a means of limiting network access, filtering programming, providing on-screen graphics or audible signals for particular programming types or providers, bookmarking programming, profiling network users, targeting advertising, and simplifying network transactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2008
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Nizar Allibhoy, L. Dane Elliott, Joaquin Fernandez-Silva, Stephen M. Johnson
  • Patent number: 7386512
    Abstract: An improved interactive network system is provided that allows the Network Operator to control the transfer of information to and from the network end users, the system preferably using triggers or markers embedded within the programming broadcast to users via the network. As a consequence of this system, the Network Operator is able to efficiently garner revenues from third parties transacting business over the network and to control the look and feel of programming offered to network users. Additionally the system can be used as a means of limiting network access, filtering programming, providing on-screen graphics or audible signals for particular programming types or providers, bookmarking programming, profiling network users, targeting advertising, and simplifying network transactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Nizar Allibhoy, L. Dane Elliott, Joaquin Fernandez-Silva, Stephen M. Johnson
  • Patent number: 6980972
    Abstract: An improved interactive network system is provided that allows the Network Operator to control the transfer of information to and from the network end users, the system preferably using triggers or markers embedded within the programming broadcast to users via the network. As a consequence of this system, the Network Operator is able to efficiently garner revenues from third parties transacting business over the network and to control the look and feel of programming offered to network users. Additionally the system can be used as a means of limiting network access, filtering programming, providing on-screen graphics or audible signals for particular programming types or providers, bookmarking programming, profiling network users, targeting advertising, and simplifying network transactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2005
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing S.A.
    Inventors: Nizar Allibhoy, L. Dane Elliott, Joaquin Fernandez-Silva, Stephen M. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20040153385
    Abstract: An improved interactive network system is provided that allows the Network Operator to control the transfer of information to and from the network end users, the system preferably using triggers or markers embedded within the programming broadcast to users via the network. As a consequence of this system, the Network Operator is able to efficiently garner revenues from third parties transacting business over the network and to control the look and feel of programming offered to network users. Additionally the system can be used as a means of limiting network access, filtering programming, providing on-screen graphics or audible signals for particular programming types or providers, bookmarking programming, profiling network users, targeting advertising, and simplifying network transactions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2004
    Publication date: August 5, 2004
    Applicant: Accelerate Interactive, Inc.
    Inventors: Nizar Allibhoy, L. Dane Elliott, Joaquin Fernandez-Silva, Stephen M. Johnson