Patents by Inventor John L. Blatz

John L. Blatz 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).

  • Publication number: 20200221366
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for predictive media streaming using microlocation. Microlocations of a mobile device can be determined by measuring one or more sensor values at one or more times, the one or more sensor values are determined from one or more signals emitted by a corresponding one or more signal sources. Streaming events can be stored at the mobile device. Each streaming event may include a destination device for playing media and a cluster location, the cluster location corresponding to sensor values that are spatially near each other. A selection of a media item is detected and one or more current sensor values are measured. A current cluster location can be identified using the one or more current sensor value. The current cluster location and the streaming events can identify a particular destination device for playing the selected media item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander D. Palmer, Jahshan A. Bhatti, Joao Pedro Lacerda, John L. Blatz, Joseph E. Meyer, Adam A. Sonnanstine
  • Publication number: 20190347335
    Abstract: A probabilistic hash map can be used to store category information for large numbers of website in a relatively small amount of data. Retrieving the values can be performed with high accuracy and speed. The map consists of a set of buckets capable of storing data. Values are programmed into or retrieved from the map for each key by storing or retrieving the value(s) in association with an initial hash of the key within a subset of buckets of the map, the subset of buckets being selected based on additional hashes of the key. Value(s) can be stored inherently or via reference to a value index, which itself can embed values or further reference to larger payloads of value information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Karl Christian Kohlschuetter, John L. Blatz, Danny H. Chau