Patents by Inventor John Stavropoulos

John Stavropoulos 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: 20130157568
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for establishing media data exposure for a computer processing device, where media data received in the computer processing device. The computer processing device pairs itself with a plurality of portable computing devices using a Bluetooth connection when media data is received. A signal strength characteristic of the Bluetooth connection is established in the computer processing device for each of the paired plurality of portable computing devices. Each signal strength characteristic with the received media data is then established to determine which signal strength characteristic is the strongest when the media data was received in the computer processing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: ARBITRON, INC.
    Inventors: Anand Jain, John Stavropoulos, Alan Neuhauser, Vladimir Kuznetso, Jack Crystal, Wendell Lynch
  • Publication number: 20130138386
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for identifying users of portable user devices according to one or more accelerometer profiles created for a respective user. During a media session, the portable computing device collects media exposure data, while at the same time, collects data from the accelerometer and compares it to the user profile. The comparison authenticates the user and determines the physical activity the user is engaged in. Additional data may be collected from the portable computing device to determine one or more operational conditions of the device itself. Accelerometer data may also be used to determine probabilities that one or more users were actually exposed to a media event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: ARBITRON INC.
    Inventors: Anand Jain, John Stavropoulos, Alan Neuhauser, Wendell Lynch, Vladimir Kuznetsov, Jack Crystal
  • Publication number: 20130135218
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for identifying users of touch screens according to a touch/gesture profile. The profile includes stored electrical characteristics of contact with the touch screen. The profile is correlated with applications opened and/or accessed, along with any associated metadata, as well as media exposure data derived from audio received at the device. The correlated information may be used to confirm identification of one or more individuals using a device for audience measurement purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: ARBITRON INC.
    Inventors: Anand Jain, John Stavropoulos, Alan Neuhauser, Wendell Lynch, Vladimir Kuznetsov, Jack Crystal
  • Publication number: 20130138231
    Abstract: Apparatus, system and method for accessing supplementary data on a device capable of receiving multimedia are disclosed. After multimedia is received, ancillary code is detected from an audio portion of the multimedia. The ancillary code includes a plurality of code symbols arranged in a plurality of layers in a predetermined time period, wherein data associated with the supplementary data is arranged in at least one of the plurality of layers. Supplementary data is accessed using the data associated with the supplementary data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: ARBITRON, INC.
    Inventors: William John McKenna, John Stavropoulos, Alan Neuhauser, Jason Bolles, John Kelly, Wendell Lynch
  • Publication number: 20120245978
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for providing contextual information to research data relating to media exposure. Ambient fingerprints are formed on a device, where the fingerprints are used to establish a logical location where media exposure took place. The ambient signatures are alternately combined with monitored data to provide more robust data sets for contextual processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: ARBITRON, INC.
    Inventors: ANAND JAIN, JOHN STAVROPOULOS, ALAN NEUHAUSER, VLADIMIR KUZNETSOV, JACK CRYSTAL, WENDELL LYNCH
  • Publication number: 20120203559
    Abstract: Apparatus, system and method for performing an action such as accessing supplementary data and/or executing software on a device capable of receiving multimedia are disclosed. After multimedia is received, a monitoring code is detected and a signature is extracted in response thereto from an audio portion of the multimedia. The ancillary code includes a plurality of code symbols arranged in a plurality of layers in a predetermined time period, and the signature is extracted from features of the audio of the multimedia. Supplementary data is accessed and/or software is executed using the detected code and/or signature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: ARBITRON, INC.
    Inventors: WILLIAM John MCKENNA, JOHN STAVROPOULOS, ALAN NEUHAUSER, JASON BOLLES, JOHN KELLY, WENDELL LYNCH
  • Publication number: 20120203363
    Abstract: Apparatus, system and method for accessing supplementary data and/or executing software on a device capable of receiving multimedia are disclosed. After multimedia is received, ancillary code is detected and a signature is concurrently extracted from an audio portion of the multimedia. The ancillary code includes a plurality of code symbols arranged in a plurality of layers in a predetermined time period, and the signature is extracted from features of the audio of the multimedia. Supplementary data is accessed and/or software is executed using the detected code an/or signature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: ARBITRON, INC.
    Inventors: WILLIAM JOHN MCKENNA, JOHN STAVROPOULOS, ALAN NEUHAUSER, JASON BOLLES, JOHN KELLY, WENDELL LYNCH
  • Publication number: 20100268540
    Abstract: An audio beacon system, apparatus and method for collecting information on a panelist's exposure to media. An audio beacon is configured as on-device encoding technology that is operative in a panelist's processing device (e.g., cell phone, PDA, PC) to enable the device to encode and/or process media data and acoustically transmit it for a predetermined period of time. The acoustically transmitted data is received and processed by a portable audience measurement device, such as Arbitron's Personal People Meter™ (“PPM”), or other specially equipped portable device to enable audience measurement systems to achieve higher levels of detail on panel member activity and greater association of measurement devices to their respective panelists.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Inventors: Taymoor Arshi, Anand Jain, William K. Krug, Wendell Lynch, Alan R. Neuhauser, John Stavropoulos, Michael Tenbrock
  • Publication number: 20060070813
    Abstract: A spring powered engine comprising a headgear having a cylindrical outer casing with gear threads positioned on a radial circumference of the outer casing. A rotatable headgear shaft is positioned through the outer casing and a spring coil is dispersed within the outer casing, the spring coil having one end fixed to the headgear shaft and another end fixed to the inner circumference of the headgear casing. A motor is provided to wind the coil spring, and the undercarriage of the coil spring rotates the headgear which, through a series of gears and pulleys, rotates a transmission shaft to power a vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2004
    Publication date: April 6, 2006
    Inventor: John Stavropoulos