Patents by Inventor Justin Herz

Justin Herz 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: 20200320410
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for improving automatic selection and timing of messages by a machine or system of machines include an inductive computational process driven by log-level network data from mobile devices and other network-connected devices, optionally in addition to traditional application-level data from cookies or the like. The methods and apparatus may be used, for example, to improve or optimize effectiveness of automatically-generated electronic communications with consumers and potential consumers for achieving a specified target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Justin Herz, Brian Kursar, Keith Camoosa, Gregory Gewickey, Lewis Ostrover, Adam Husein
  • Publication number: 20200252668
    Abstract: Methods for managing digital content include authenticating a user account identifier from a client device over a computer network, registering a telephone number for at least one wireless mobile device in a registry identified with the user account based on the authenticating, as a pre-authorized identifier for accessing digital content licensed for use with the client device. The methods include maintaining a library of digital content identified with the user account for access by the at least one wireless mobile device, and initiating streaming of the digital video content to the at least one wireless mobile device without requiring user authentication from the at least one wireless mobile device, based on the registering of the telephone number as the pre-authorized identifier. An apparatus for performing the method comprises a processor coupled to a memory, the memory holding instructions for performing steps of the method as summarized above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Justin Herz, Kevin Kozan, Essam Mahmoud, Alan Levicki
  • Patent number: 10718627
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method for a mobile device connected to a vehicle's interactive communication system that includes a display screen. The method identifies at least one search term from audio data received through the vehicle's interactive communication system. At the mobile device, the method performs a search to identify at least one location related to the identified search term. The method generates a map, that displays the identified location, for output on the display screen of the interactive communication system of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Emanuele Vulcano, Bradford A. Moore, Jorge Fino, Scott Herz, Justin Garcia
  • Patent number: 10555017
    Abstract: Methods for managing digital content include authenticating a user account identifier from a client device over a computer network, registering a telephone number for at least one wireless mobile device in a registry identified with the user account based on the authenticating, as a pre-authorized identifier for accessing digital content licensed for use with the client device. The methods include maintaining a library of digital content identified with the user account for access by the at least one wireless mobile device, and initiating streaming of the digital video content to the at least one wireless mobile device without requiring user authentication from the at least one wireless mobile device, based on the registering of the telephone number as the pre-authorized identifier. An apparatus for performing the method comprises a processor coupled to a memory, the memory holding instructions for performing steps of the method as summarized above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Justin Herz, Kevin Kozan, Essam Mahmoud, Alan Levicki
  • Publication number: 20170347140
    Abstract: Methods for managing digital content include authenticating a user account identifier from a client device over a computer network, registering a telephone number for at least one wireless mobile device in a registry identified with the user account based on the authenticating, as a pre-authorized identifier for accessing digital content licensed for use with the client device. The methods include maintaining a library of digital content identified with the user account for access by the at least one wireless mobile device, and initiating streaming of the digital video content to the at least one wireless mobile device without requiring user authentication from the at least one wireless mobile device, based on the registering of the telephone number as the pre-authorized identifier. An apparatus for performing the method comprises a processor coupled to a memory, the memory holding instructions for performing steps of the method as summarized above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Justin Herz, Kevin Kozan, Essam Mahmoud, Alan Levicki
  • Patent number: 9736514
    Abstract: Methods for managing digital content include authenticating a user account identifier from a client device over a computer network, registering a telephone number for at least one wireless mobile device in a registry identified with the user account based on the authenticating, as a pre-authorized identifier for accessing digital content licensed for use with the client device. The methods include maintaining a library of digital content identified with the user account for access by the at least one wireless mobile device, and initiating streaming of the digital video content to the at least one wireless mobile device without requiring user authentication from the at least one wireless mobile device, based on the registering of the telephone number as the pre-authorized identifier. An apparatus for performing the method comprises a processor coupled to a memory, the memory holding instructions for performing steps of the method as summarized above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Justin Herz, Kevin Kozan, Essam Mahmoud, ALan Levicki
  • Patent number: 9172984
    Abstract: Methods for managing digital video content include registering, in a registry identified with a user account, mobile device platform information and telephone number information for at least one wireless mobile device indicated by information received from a client device. A network server maintains a library of digital video content identified with the user account at a network server, available for serving the digital video content to the client computer. The server provides the digital content, the mobile device platform information and the telephone number information to a mobile content server, to enable streaming video delivery of the digital video content to the at least one mobile device without requiring the user account identifier to be provided from the at least one mobile device. An apparatus for performing the method comprises a processor coupled to a memory, the memory holding instructions for performing steps of the method as summarized above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Alan Levicki, Kevin Kozan, Essam Mahmoud, Justin Herz
  • Patent number: 9100726
    Abstract: A media (e.g., Blu-Ray) first content package includes a link to an application for sending second content to a remote device, especially a mobile telephone. The application is included in the first content. The second content is not included in the first content. The application presents a list of second content choices, selectable by a user. The application receives a destination address for the second content from user input and sends the destination address to a second content server. The second content server contacts the remote device having the indicated destination address, and confirms that receipt of second content will be accepted. Upon receiving confirmation, the second content server transmits the second content to the remote device. The technology may be used to provide content to mobile devices, such as mobile phones, in association with distributed media such as Blu-Ray discs configured for being played by a media player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
    Inventors: Justin Herz, Kim Lau, Bradley Collar, Massimiliano Gasparri, Randy Lee, Patrick Harman
  • Patent number: 8887058
    Abstract: Media management for multi-user groups includes methods for determining a numeric score for recorded content being one of a popularity score or a relevance score, and for displaying a content library as an array of images each sized in accordance with its popularity score. The methods may also include social group features whereby a user may compare her content library with other libraries in her social group, and view relative popularity of content titles in the other libraries. The system includes numerous other features for content exploration, acquisition and management. An apparatus for performing the method comprises a processor coupled to a memory, the memory holding instructions for performing steps of the method as summarized above. Various aspects of the system may be implemented as a server or a client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Gewecke, Justin Herz, Essam Mahmoud, Maria Seidman
  • Publication number: 20120110119
    Abstract: Methods for managing digital video content include registering, in a registry identified with a user account, mobile device platform information and telephone number information for at least one wireless mobile device indicated by information received from a client device. A network server maintains a library of digital video content identified with the user account at a network server, available for serving the digital video content to the client computer. The server provides the digital content, the mobile device platform information and the telephone number information to a mobile content server, to enable streaming video delivery of the digital video content to the at least one mobile device without requiring the user account identifier to be provided from the at least one mobile device. An apparatus for performing the method comprises a processor coupled to a memory, the memory holding instructions for performing steps of the method as summarized above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventors: Alan Levicki, Kevin Kozan, Essam Mahmoud, Justin Herz
  • Publication number: 20120102410
    Abstract: Media management for multi-user groups includes methods for determining a numeric score for recorded content being one of a popularity score or a relevance score, and for displaying a content library as an array of images each sized in accordance with its popularity score. The methods may also include social group features whereby a user may compare her content library with other libraries in her social group, and view relative popularity of content titles in the other libraries. The system includes numerous other features for content exploration, acquisition and management. An apparatus for performing the method comprises a processor coupled to a memory, the memory holding instructions for performing steps of the method as summarized above. Various aspects of the system may be implemented as a server or a client.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Inventors: Thomas Gewecke, Justin Herz, Essam Mahmoud, Maria Seidman
  • Publication number: 20100085857
    Abstract: A media (e.g., Blu-Ray) first content package includes a link to an application for sending second content to a remote device, especially a mobile telephone. The application is included in the first content. The second content is not included in the first content. The application presents a list of second content choices, selectable by a user. The application receives a destination address for the second content from user input and sends the destination address to a second content server. The second content server contacts the remote device having the indicated destination address, and confirms that receipt of second content will be accepted. Upon receiving confirmation, the second content server transmits the second content to the remote device. The technology may be used to provide content to mobile devices, such as mobile phones, in association with distributed media such as Blu-Ray discs configured for being played by a media player.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Inventors: Justin Herz, Kim Lau, Bradley Collar, Massimiliano Gasparri, Randy Lee, Patrick Harman