Patents by Inventor Justin Waldron

Justin Waldron 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: 10300377
    Abstract: A method of providing virtual items based on location-based action is disclosed. An indication is received of a performance of a location-based action by a player of a computer-implemented game. A virtual item is provided based on the receiving of the indication of the performance of the location-based action by the player of the computer-implemented game. The virtual item may be usable within the computer-implemented game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: Kathleen Auterio, Deniz Ersever, Nathan Arthur Etter, Hardik Kheskani, Serena Lam, Amitt Mahajan, Christopher Joseph Makarsky, Jay Monahan, Donald C. Mosites, Benjamin Mullin, Matthew Adam Ocko, Brian Reynolds, Shantanu Talapatra, Justin Waldron, Ian Wang, Jackson Wang
  • Patent number: 9895608
    Abstract: A method of providing virtual items based on location-based actions is disclosed. An indication is received of a performance of a location-based action by a player of a computer-implemented game. A virtual item is added to an inventory of a player character of the player of the computer-implemented game based on the receiving of the indication of the performance of the location-based action by the player of the computer-implemented game. The virtual item is usable within the computer-implemented game by the player character of the player of the computer-implemented game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: Kathleen Auterio, Deniz Ersever, Nathan Arthur Etter, Hardik Kheskani, Serena Lam, Amitt Mahajan, Christopher Joseph Makarsky, Jay Monahan, Donald C. Mosites, Benjamin Mullin, Matthew Adam Ocko, Brian Reynolds, Shantanu Talapatra, Justin Waldron, Ian Wang, Jackson Wang
  • Publication number: 20180043253
    Abstract: A method of providing virtual items based on location-based action is disclosed. An indication is received of a performance of a location-based action by a player of a computer-implemented game. A virtual item is provided based on the receiving of the indication of the performance of the location-based action by the player of the computer-implemented game. The virtual item may be usable within the computer-implemented game.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Kathleen Auterio, Deniz Ersever, Nathan Arthur Etter, Hardik Kheskani, Serena Lam, Amitt Mahajan, Christopher Joseph Makarsky, Jay Monahan, Donald C. Mosites, Benjamin Mullin, Matthew Adam Ocko, Brian Reynolds, Shantanu Talapatra, Justin Waldron, Ian Wang, Jackson Wang
  • Patent number: 9364744
    Abstract: In a method and system of providing in-game assets for location-based actions, an indication of a performance of a location-based action by a player of a computer-implemented game is received. A virtual item is provided based on the receiving of the indication of the performance of the location-based action by the player of the computer-implemented game, the virtual item being usable within the computer-implemented game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: Kathleen Auterio, Deniz Ersever, Hardik Kheskani, Serena Lam, Christopher Joseph Makarsky, Donald C. Mosites, Benjamin Mullin, Shantanu Talapatra, Justin Waldron, Jackson Wang
  • Patent number: 9220985
    Abstract: A method of providing virtual items based on location-based action is disclosed. An indication is received of a performance of a location-based action by a player of a computer-implemented game. A virtual item is provided based on the receiving of the indication of the performance of the location-based action by the player of the computer-implemented game. The virtual item may be usable within the computer-implemented game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: Kathleen Auterio, Deniz Ersever, Nathan Arthur Etter, Hardik Kheskani, Serena Lam, Amitt Mahajan, Christopher Joseph Makarsky, Jay Monahan, Donald C. Mosites, Benjamin Mullin, Matthew Adam Ocko, Brian Reynolds, Shantanu Talapatra, Justin Waldron, Ian Wang, Jackson Wang
  • Publication number: 20140330624
    Abstract: Example systems and methods related to providing rewards for an online game in response to web-based purchases are presented. In an example, information is received that describes a proposed item for purchase presented to a user of an online gaming system at an online merchant system distinct from the online gaming system. Also received is an identifier of the user. The information describing the proposed online action is analyzed, and an in-game reward for the user to be provided by the online gaming system is selected based on the analyzing of the information. A confirmation generated by the online merchant system that the user purchased the proposed item is received. The in-game reward for the user is provided in response to the confirmation that the user purchased the proposed item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Donald C. Mosites, Justin Waldron, Shantanu Talapatra
  • Patent number: 8818845
    Abstract: Example systems and methods related to providing rewards for an online game in response to web-based purchases are presented. In an example, an online catalog webpage including information describing a product available for purchase is generated. The online catalog webpage includes code instructing a device receiving the online catalog webpage to issue a request to an online gaming system to determine an in-game reward for a user based on the product. The online catalog webpage is transmitted to a client device of the user. An order for the product is received from the client device. The order indicates the in-game reward determined in the online gaming system. An order confirmation webpage is transmitted to the client device in response to the order, and the order confirmation webpage indicates the in-game reward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: Donald C. Mosites, Justin Waldron, Shantanu Talapatra
  • Patent number: 8800214
    Abstract: A covering system includes a flexible, web-like membrane having first and second portions. A first cross support is connected to the first portion of the membrane, and a second cross support is connected to the second portion of the membrane. A drive mechanism is provided for moving the second cross support relative to the first cross support so that the membrane is movable between a first, retracted position and a second, deployed position. The drive mechanism includes a force multiplication mechanism for facilitating a longitudinal tensile stress application to the membrane when it is in the second, deployed position. A transverse tensioning mechanism that includes a catenary linkage is also provided for tensioning the membrane in a direction that is transverse to the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Uni-Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Cyril Silberman, Barton L. Riberich, Francisco Pantano-Rubino, Michael Becker, John Lanari, Peter Fervoy, Justin Waldron, Timothy J. Kline, Jamie Siegrist, Alex Krueger, Robert Doherty
  • Publication number: 20130296042
    Abstract: In a method and system of providing in-game assets for location-based actions, an indication of a performance of a location-based action by a player of a computer-implemented game is received. A virtual item is provided based on the receiving of the indication of the performance of the location-based action by the player of the computer-implemented game, the virtual item being usable within the computer-implemented game.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Kathleen Auterio, Deniz Ersever, Hardik Kheskani, Serena Lam, Christopher Joseph Makarsky, Donald C. Mosites, Benjamin Mullin, Shantanu Talapatra, Justin Waldron, Jackson Wang
  • Patent number: 8491395
    Abstract: In a method and system of providing in-game assets for location-based actions, an indication of a performance of a location-based action by a player of a computer-implemented game is received. A virtual item is provided based on the receiving of the indication of the performance of the location-based action by the player of the computer-implemented game, the virtual item being usable within the computer-implemented game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: Kathleen Auterio, Deniz Ersever, Hardik Kheskani, Serena Lam, Christopher Joseph Makarsky, Donald C. Mosites, Benjamin Mullin, Shantanu Talapatra, Justin Waldron, Jackson Wang
  • Patent number: 8491380
    Abstract: Example systems and methods related to providing rewards for an online game in response to non-gaming online activities are presented. In an example, an identifier of a user related to a proposed online action not involving a game of an online gaming system is received at the online gaming system. Also received is an identification of the proposed online action. An in-game reward based at least in part on the identification of the proposed online action is determined. The in-game reward for the user is provided in response to the user performing the proposed online action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: Donald C. Mosites, Justin Waldron, Shantanu Talapatra
  • Patent number: 8454441
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to systems and methods for providing game-based incentives to users of online games as a reward for performing actions at physical locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: Kathleen Auterio, Deniz Ersever, Hardik Kheskani, Serena Lam, Christopher Joseph Makarsky, Donald C. Mosites, Benjamin Mullin, Shantanu Talapatra, Justin Waldron, Jackson Wang
  • Patent number: 8449385
    Abstract: Example systems and methods related to providing rewards for an online game in response to online purchases are presented. In an example, an identifier of a user related to a proposed online purchase at an online merchant system and an identification of the proposed online purchase are received at the online gaming system. An in-game reward is determined based at least in part on the identification of the proposed online purchase. An identity of the in-game reward is transmitted for presentation to the user. A verification of the user completing the proposed online purchase is received. The in-game reward is provided in the online gaming system for the user in response to the verification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: Donald C. Mosites, Justin Waldron, Shantanu Talapatra
  • Patent number: 8388451
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to systems and methods for providing game-based incentives to users of online games as a reward for performing actions at physical locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: Kathleen Auterio, Deniz Ersever, Hardik Kheskani, Serena Lam, Christopher Joseph Makarsky, Donald C. Mosites, Benjamin Mullin, Shantanu Talapatra, Justin Waldron, Jackson Wang
  • Patent number: 8388452
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing game-based incentives to users of online games as a reward for performing actions at physical locations are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: Kathleen Auterio, Deniz Ersever, Hardik Kheskani, Serena Lam, Christopher Joseph Makarsky, Donald C. Mosites, Benjamin Mullin, Shantanu Talapatra, Justin Waldron, Jackson Wang
  • Patent number: 8348768
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing game-based incentives to users of online games as a reward for performing actions at physical locations are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: Kathleen Auterio, Deniz Ersever, Hardik Kheskani, Serena Lam, Christopher Joseph Makarsky, Donald C. Mosites, Benjamin Mullin, Shantanu Talapatra, Justin Waldron, Jackson Wang
  • Patent number: 8328642
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to systems and methods directed to generating game-based incentives for users of online games to purchase goods in an electronic commerce system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: Donald C. Mosites, Justin Waldron, Shantanu Talapatra
  • Publication number: 20120279140
    Abstract: A covering system includes a flexible, web-like membrane having first and second portions. A first cross support is connected to the first portion of the membrane, and a second cross support is connected to the second portion of the membrane. A drive mechanism is provided for moving the second cross support relative to the first cross support so that the membrane is movable between a first, retracted position and a second, deployed position. The drive mechanism includes a force multiplication mechanism for facilitating a longitudinal tensile stress application to the membrane when it is in the second, deployed position. A transverse tensioning mechanism that includes a catenary linkage is also provided for tensioning the membrane in a direction that is transverse to the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: UNI-SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Cyril Silberman, Barton L. Riberich, Francisco Pantano-Rubino, Michael Becker, John Lanari, Peter Fervoy, Justin Waldron, Timothy J. Kline, Jamie Siegrist, Alex Krueger, Robert Doherty
  • Patent number: 8287384
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to systems and methods for providing game-based incentives to users of online games as a reward for performing actions at physical locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: Kathleen Auterio, Deniz Ersever, Hardik Kheskani, Serena Lam, Christopher Joseph Makarsky, Donald C. Mosites, Benjamin Mullin, Shantanu Talapatra, Justin Waldron, Jackson Wang
  • Patent number: 8282491
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing game-based incentives to users of online games as a reward for performing actions at physical locations are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: Kathleen Auterio, Deniz Ersever, Hardik Kheskani, Serena Lam, Christopher Joseph Makarsky, Donald C. Mosites, Benjamin Mullin, Shantanu Talapatra, Justin Waldron, Jackson Wang