Patents by Inventor Jonathan Abrams

Jonathan Abrams 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: 10402042
    Abstract: For controlling a cursor using a force vector input by a user touch, an apparatus is disclosed. A system, method, and program product also perform the functions of the apparatus. The apparatus for controlling a cursor using a force vector input by a user touch includes a force sensor operatively coupled to a surface, a processor, and a memory that stores code executable by the processor to: measure a force vector input by a user touch at the surface, the force vector including a magnitude and a direction, translate the magnitude into a cursor velocity, and control movements of a cursor based on the cursor velocity and the determined direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Matthew Joseph Geary, Lincoln Penn Hancock, Wesley Abram Luttrell, Christopher Miles Osborne, Jeffrey E. Skinner, Thomas John Sluchak, Aaron Michael Stewart, Jonathan Jen-Wei Yu
  • Publication number: 20080173601
    Abstract: A method of personalizing an existing digital player includes incorporating one or more bodily elements characterizing a persona associated with a theme into a digital player holder, and configuring the holder to substantially conceal the player in a frontal view of the persona. This method makes it possible for a digital player user to transform his/her digital player into a fun and entertaining personal statement as well as into a fashion, sport or other accessory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2007
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Inventor: Jonathan Abrams
  • Patent number: 7188153
    Abstract: An online social network collects descriptive data about various individuals and allows those individuals to indicate other individuals with whom they have a personal relationship. The descriptive data and the relationship data are integrated and processed to reveal the series of social relationships connecting any two individuals within a social network. A maximum degree of separation setting is provided and set to at least two. The maximum degree of separation setting limits the amount of searching that is carried out when searching for a connection between two individuals in the social network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Assignee: Friendster, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Lunt, Jonathan Abrams, Samuel Sanchez
  • Publication number: 20070005750
    Abstract: An online social network collects descriptive data about various individuals and allows those individuals to indicate other individuals with whom they have a personal relationship. The descriptive data and the relationship data are integrated and processed to reveal the series of social relationships connecting any two individuals within a social network. A maximum degree of separation setting is provided and set to at least two. The maximum degree of separation setting limits the amount of searching that is carried out when searching for a connection between two individuals in the social network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2006
    Publication date: January 4, 2007
    Inventors: Christopher Lunt, Jonathan Abrams, Samuel Sanchez
  • Patent number: 7117254
    Abstract: A method of inducing content uploads in an online network includes the steps of storing content relating to a first member of the network that is submitted by a second member of the network, receiving approval of the content from the first member, and associating the content with the first member. The uploaded content may comprise an image file containing a photo of the first member and a caption associated with the photo image. The second user uploads the content relating to the first member using a GUI. This GUI is made available to the second user through a hyperlink that appears when a profile page of the first member is accessed if the degree of separation between the first member and the second member is less than or equal to a maximum degree of separation set by the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: Friendster, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Lunt, Jonathan Abrams, Samuel Sanchez
  • Publication number: 20050235062
    Abstract: A method of inducing content uploads in an online network includes the steps of storing content relating to a first member of the network that is submitted by a second member of the network, receiving approval of the content from the first member, and associating the content with the first member. The uploaded content may comprise an image file containing a photo of the first member and a caption associated with the photo image. The second user uploads the content relating to the first member using a GUI. This GUI is made available to the second user through a hyperlink that appears when a profile page of the first member is accessed if the degree of separation between the first member and the second member is less than or equal to a maximum degree of separation set by the first user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2005
    Publication date: October 20, 2005
    Inventors: Christopher Lunt, Jonathan Abrams, Samuel Sanchez
  • Publication number: 20050021750
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for calculating, displaying and acting upon relationships in a social network is described. A computer system collects descriptive data about various individuals and allows those individuals to indicate other individuals with whom they have a personal relationship. The descriptive data and the relationship data are integrated and processed to reveal the series of social relationships connecting any two individuals within a social network. The pathways connecting any two individuals can be displayed. Further, the social network itself can be displayed to any number of degrees of separation. A user of the system can determine the optimal relationship path (i.e., contact pathway) to reach desired individuals. A communications tool allows individuals in the system to be introduced (or introduce themselves) and initiate direct communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2003
    Publication date: January 27, 2005
    Inventor: Jonathan Abrams