Patents by Inventor John Edward McNulty

John Edward McNulty 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: 7146407
    Abstract: Data objects are gathered and organized through a computer system and stored for subsequent access through a computer network by a mobile device such as a wireless telephone. The data objects have attributes and can be acted upon using predefined actions and associated types to greatly simplify user accessibility to such data objects through the limited user interface and bandwidth capabilities of a mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: PocketThis, Inc.
    Inventors: John Edward McNulty, Catherine Lee Mulford
  • Patent number: 7062491
    Abstract: Data objects are organized into attributes and can be acted upon using predefined actions and associated types to greatly simplify user accessibility to such data objects through the limited user interface and bandwidth capabilities of a mobile device. Each data object is associated with a numerical identifier such that the user can easily identify a data object of interest using the limited data entry capabilities of the typical mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignee: Pocketthis, Inc.
    Inventors: John Edward McNulty, James J. Sullivan, Jonathan Ari Sheena, Ajit Kurian George
  • Publication number: 20030093495
    Abstract: Data objects are gathered and organized through a computer system and stored for subsequent access through a computer network by a mobile device such as a wireless telephone. The data objects have attributes and can be acted upon using predefined actions and associated types to greatly simplify user accessibility to such data objects through the limited user interface and bandwidth capabilities of a mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2001
    Publication date: May 15, 2003
    Inventors: John Edward McNulty, Catherine Lee Mulford
  • Publication number: 20030078993
    Abstract: Data objects are gathered and organized through a computer system and stored for subsequent access through a computer network by a mobile device such as a wireless telephone. The data objects have attributes and can be acted upon using predefined actions and associated types to greatly simplify user accessibility to such data objects through the limited user interface and bandwidth capabilities of a mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2001
    Publication date: April 24, 2003
    Inventors: Jesse Hull, John Edward McNulty, Christopher A. Ebert
  • Publication number: 20030078929
    Abstract: Data objects are organized into attributes and can be acted upon using predefined actions and associated types to greatly simplify user accessibility to such data objects through the limited user interface and bandwidth capabilities of a mobile device. Each data object is associated with a numerical identifier such that the user can easily identify a data object of interest using the limited data entry capabilities of the typical mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2001
    Publication date: April 24, 2003
    Inventors: John Edward McNulty, James J. Sullivan, Jonathan Ari Sheena, Ajit Kurian George
  • Patent number: 6092049
    Abstract: A method for recommending items to users using automated collaborative filtering stores profiles of users relating ratings to items in memory. Profiles of items may also be stored in memory, the item profiles associating users with the rating given to the item by that user or inferred for the user by the system The user profiles include additional information relating to the user or associated with the rating given to an item by the user. Item profiles are retrieved to determine which users have rated a particular item. Profiles of those users are accessed and the ratings are used to calculate similarity factors with respect to other users. The similarity factors, sometimes in connection with confidence factors, are used to select a set of neighboring users. The neighboring users are weighted based on their respective similarity factors, and a rating for an item contained in the domain is predicted. In one embodiment, items in the domain have features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2000
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander Chislenko, Yezdezard Lashkari, David D. Tiu, Max E. Metral, John Edward McNulty
  • Patent number: 6049777
    Abstract: An object for providing isolated, hierarchical data storage can be used in a method for recommending an item to one of a plurality of users. The data object abstracts an associated physical memory element and provides an interface for storing data and retrieving data from the physical memory element. In some embodiments the data object is provided with an indicator for identifying another data object that is used if a memory request is unable to be serviced by the associated physical memory element. In other embodiments this data object can be used to efficiently and transparently store profile data associated with a system for recommending items to users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2000
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan Ari Sheena, John Edward McNulty, James J. Sullivan, Max E. Metral