Patents by Inventor Kenneth Alvin Hosfeld

Kenneth Alvin Hosfeld 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: 11943270
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system to provide the ability for a user to make audio and/or audio-video phone calls simultaneously while watching (co-viewing) provider video content in remote locations. A control system is provided to set up call, direct provider video content, and provide for the phone calls and video content to be delivered and then synchronized. The phone calls may be routed by the control system to PSTN destinations or Internet based destinations and calls made or received may be bridged to other Internet based sources. The provider video content may be provided directly from its source or routed through NAT traversal or through the control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: NT IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Garry M Paxinos, Anastasios Kyriakides, Kenneth Alvin Hosfeld, Anastasios Nicholas Kyriakides, II
  • Publication number: 20210227010
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system to provide the ability for a user to make audio and/or audio-video phone calls simultaneously while watching (co-viewing) provider video content in remote locations. A control system is provided to set up call, direct provider video content, and provide for the phone calls and video content to be delivered and then synchronized. The phone calls may be routed by the control system to PSTN destinations or Internet based destinations and calls made or received may be bridged to other Internet based sources. The provider video content may be provided directly from its source or routed through NAT traversal or through the control system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: NetTalk.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Garry M. Paxinos, Anastasios Kyriakides, Kenneth Alvin Hosfeld, Anastasios Nicholas Kyriakides, II
  • Patent number: 10972521
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system to provide the ability for a user to make audio and/or audio-video phone calls simultaneously while watching (co-viewing) provider video content in remote locations. A control system is provided to set up call, direct provider video content, and provide for the phone calls and video content to be delivered and then synchronized. The phone calls may be routed by the control system to PSTN destinations or Internet based destinations and calls made or received may be bridged to other Internet based sources. The provider video content may be provided directly from its source or routed through NAT traversal or through the control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: NetTALK.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Garry M Paxinos, Anastasios Kyriakides, Kenneth Alvin Hosfeld, Anastasios Nicholas Kyriakides, II
  • Publication number: 20200045095
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system to provide the ability for a user to make audio and/or audio-video phone calls simultaneously while watching (co-viewing) provider video content in remote locations. A control system is provided to set up call, direct provider video content, and provide for the phone calls and video content to be delivered and then synchronized. The phone calls may be routed by the control system to PSTN destinations or Internet based destinations and calls made or received may be bridged to other Internet based sources. The provider video content may be provided directly from its source or routed through NAT traversal or through the control system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: NetTalk.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Garry M Paxinos, Anastasios Kyriakides, Kenneth Alvin Hosfeld, Anastasios Nicholas Kyriakides, II
  • Patent number: 10242664
    Abstract: A system and method adapted to allow a user to be automatically presented with digitally available content related to words spoken or heard by a user. The system and method for processing flagged words in audible communications is operative to analyze the content in an audible communication, as well as stress levels associated with different segments of the conversation, in order to flag key words and/or phrases and associate the flagged words and/or phrases with relevant digital content, which may be provided in the form of web links, advertising offers, and even warnings to the communications to be delivered with the audible communication. Thus, the system and method for processing flagged words in audible communications in operation enables a user to receive actionable information and/or advertisements relevant to a user's conversations or media heard (and/or viewed) in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventors: Garry M. Paxinos, Kenneth Alvin Hosfeld, Anastasios Kyriakides, Anastasios Nicholas Kyriakides, II
  • Patent number: 10044975
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system to provide the ability for a user to make audio and/or audio-video phone calls simultaneously while watching (co-viewing) provider video content in remote locations. A control system is provided to set up call, direct provider video content, and provide for the phone calls and video content to be delivered and then synchronized. The phone calls may be routed by the control system to PSTN destinations or Internet based destinations and calls made or received may be bridged to other Internet based sources. The provider video content may be provided directly from its source or routed through NAT traversal or through the control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: NetTalk.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Garry M Paxinos, Anastasios Kyriakides, Kenneth Alvin Hosfeld, Anastasios Nicholas Kyriakides, II
  • Publication number: 20180167578
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system to provide the ability for a user to make audio and/or audio-video phone calls simultaneously while watching (co-viewing) provider video content in remote locations. A control system is provided to set up call, direct provider video content, and provide for the phone calls and video content to be delivered and then synchronized. The phone calls may be routed by the control system to PSTN destinations or Internet based destinations and calls made or received may be bridged to other Internet based sources. The provider video content may be provided directly from its source or routed through NAT traversal or through the control system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Garry M Paxinos, Kenneth Alvin Hosfeld, Anastasios Nicholas Kyriakides, II, Anastaios Kyriakides
  • Patent number: 9521367
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system to provide the ability for a user to make audio and/or audio-video phone calls simultaneously while watching (co-viewing) provider video content in remote locations. A control system is provided to set up call, direct provider video content, and provide for the phone calls and video content to be delivered and then synchronized. The phone calls may be routed by the control system to PSTN destinations or Internet based destinations and calls made or received may be bridged to other Internet based sources. The provider video content may be provided directly from its source or routed through NAT traversal or through the control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: NetTalk.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Garry M Paxinos, Anastasios Kyriakides, Kenneth Alvin Hosfeld, Anastasios Nicholas Kyriakides, II
  • Publication number: 20160234462
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system to provide the ability for a user to make audio and/or audio-video phone calls simultaneously while watching (co-viewing) provider video content in remote locations. A control system is provided to set up call, direct provider video content, and provide for the phone calls and video content to be delivered and then synchronized. The phone calls may be routed by the control system to PSTN destinations or Internet based destinations and calls made or received may be bridged to other Internet based sources. The provider video content may be provided directly from its source or routed through NAT traversal or through the control system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Applicant: NetTalk.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Garry M. Paxinos, Anastasios Kyriakides, Kenneth Alvin Hosfeld, Anastasios Nicholas Kyriakides, II
  • Patent number: 9319746
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system to provide the ability for a user to make audio and/or audio-video phone calls simultaneously while watching (co-viewing) provider video content in remote locations. A control system is provided to set up call, direct provider video content, and provide for the phone calls and video content to be delivered and then synchronized. The phone calls may be routed by the control system to PSTN destinations or Internet based destinations and calls made or received may be bridged to other Internet based sources. The provider video content may be provided directly from its source or routed through NAT traversal or through the control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: NetTalk.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Garry M Paxinos, Anastasios Kyriakides, Kenneth Alvin Hosfeld, Anastasios Nicholas Kyriakides
  • Publication number: 20160014463
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system to provide the ability for a user to make audio and/or audio-video phone calls simultaneously while watching (co-viewing) provider video content in remote locations. A control system is provided to set up call, direct provider video content, and provide for the phone calls and video content to be delivered and then synchronized. The phone calls may be routed by the control system to PSTN destinations or Internet based destinations and calls made or received may be bridged to other Internet based sources. The provider video content may be provided directly from its source or routed through NAT traversal or through the control system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: Garry M. Paxinos, Anastasios Kyriakides, Kenneth Alvin Hosfeld, Anastasios Nicholas Kyriakides, II
  • Publication number: 20150279357
    Abstract: A system and method adapted to allow a user to be automatically presented with digitally available content related to words spoken or heard by a user. The system and method for processing flagged words in audible communications is operative to analyze the content in an audible communication, as well as stress levels associated with different segments of the conversation, in order to flag key words and/or phrases and associate the flagged words and/or phrases with relevant digital content, which may be provided in the form of web links, advertising offers, and even warnings to the communications to be delivered with the audible communication. Thus, the system and method for processing flagged words in audible communications in operation enables a user to receive actionable information and/or advertisements relevant to a user's conversations or media heard (and/or viewed) in real time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Garry M. Paxinos, Kenneth Alvin Hosfeld, Anastasios Kyriakides, Anastasios Nicholas Kyriakides, II
  • Patent number: 9148611
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system to provide the ability for a user to make audio and/or audio-video phone calls simultaneously while watching (co-viewing) provider video content in remote locations. A control system is provided to set up call, direct provider video content, and provide for the phone calls and video content to be delivered and then synchronized. The phone calls may be routed by the control system to PSTN destinations or Internet based destinations and calls made or received may be bridged to other Internet based sources. The provider video content may be provided directly from its source or routed through NAT traversal or through the control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: METTALK.COM, INC.
    Inventors: Garry M Paxinos, Anastasios Kyriakides, Kenneth Alvin Hosfeld, Anastasios Nicholas Kyriakides, II
  • Patent number: 8917819
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and system to provide the ability for an analog telephone adapter (or other consumer electronics device) to provide spoken information to a consumer to help diagnose problems. The spoken diagnostics system and method for comprises a central analysis server and an analog telephone adapter (“ATA”). When in operation, when a consumer (as an end user) pick up a telephone which is connected to and/or operating through the ATA and enters a preset diagnostic code, defined a telephone number in one embodiment, the ATA and the central analysis server perform a series of diagnostic functions and cause one or more verbal messages relating to the status of the ATA as determined through the diagnostic functions to be spoken over the phone so as to be communicated to the consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Inventors: Garry M Paxinos, Anastasios Kyriakides, Kenneth Alvin Hosfeld, Anastasios Nicholas Kyriakides, II
  • Publication number: 20140115648
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and system to provide the ability for a user to have improved OTA reception of TV signals. The system employs an antenna, a media receiver/player and/or display, and a datacenter. The antenna is placed with line of sight to broadcast towers and is provided with clean wiring from the antenna through the building to a the TV. A high performance TV tuner and a demodulator are included in the TV or STB. A datacenter located in relevant Television Market Area is incorporated to receive, process and make available correction packets over a network. Under typical circumstances, an OTV television signal as broadcast contains degradation in the form of a number of error packets in the broadcast stream by the time it is received by an antenna. The system employed detects and marks of error packets and replaces them with good packets delivered over a network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventors: Garry M Paxinos, Anastasios Kyriakides, Kenneth Alvin Hosfeld, Anastasios Nicholas Kyriakides, II
  • Publication number: 20140111700
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and system to provide the ability for the user interfaces (i.e. viewing, navigating, searching, finding) of modern entertainment system devices to be operated on and controlled by commercially available handheld electronic devices. Applicants' second screen control method and apparatus comprises a Primary Screen and a Secondary screen. The Secondary Screen, embodied on a handheld electronic device, displays the typical on-screen information and may also display Internet content and allow one to simultaneously interact with the social media systems. The Primary Screen, typically embodied as TV set, displays the selected program. Social media information relating may also be displayed on the Primary Screen simultaneously with the selected video content, as directed by the Secondary Screen, in a variety of modalities including overlay and squeeze back.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventors: Garry M. Paxinos, Anastasios Kyriakides, Kenneth Alvin Hosfeld, Anastasios Nicholas Kyriakides, II
  • Publication number: 20140115113
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and system to provide the ability for a user to grant permission and enable a technician or other entity to remotely access the user's computer networking device, such as a router, through an ATA or other electronic consumer device which is connected to the network provided by the computer networking device. The technician is then provided with the ability to access from a remote location the configuration and operation screens of the user's router and provide assistance related to the same. Permission to access the router through the electronic consumer device is granted by performing some local action on the electronic consumer device, such as pressing a specified button or dialing a code on the electronic consumer device or a device connected to the electronic consumer device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventors: Garry M. Paxinos, Anastasios Kyriakides, Kenneth Alvin Hosfeld, Anastasios Nicholas Kyriakides, II
  • Publication number: 20140111598
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system to provide the ability for a user to make audio and/or audio-video phone calls simultaneously while watching (co-viewing) provider video content in remote locations. A control system is provided to set up call, direct provider video content, and provide for the phone calls and video content to be delivered and then synchronized. The phone calls may be routed by the control system to PSTN destinations or Internet based destinations and calls made or received may be bridged to other Internet based sources. The provider video content may be provided directly from its source or routed through NAT traversal or through the control system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventors: Garry M. Paxinos, Anastasios Kyriakides, Kenneth Alvin Hosfeld, Anastasios Nicholas Kyriakides, II
  • Publication number: 20140112456
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and system to provide the ability for an analog telephone adapter (or other consumer electronics device) to provide spoken information to a consumer to help diagnose problems. The spoken diagnostics system and method for comprises a central analysis server and an analog telephone adapter (“ATA”). When in operation, when a consumer (as an end user) pick up a telephone which is connected to and/or operating through the ATA and enters a preset diagnostic code, defined a telephone number in one embodiment, the ATA and the central analysis server perform a series of diagnostic functions and cause one or more verbal messages relating to the status of the ATA as determined through the diagnostic functions to be spoken over the phone so as to be communicated to the consumer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventors: Garry M Paxinos, Anastasios Kyriakides, Kenneth Alvin Hosfeld, Anastasios Nicholas Kyriakides, II
  • Publication number: 20130253760
    Abstract: A multi-port, multi access system that allows for any automotive impact to register exact time and quadrant of impact in a way that will allow it to be cross referenced to the driver's (of one or more vehicles) mobile cellular telephone usage at the time impact occurred, as an aid in determining and assigning accident responsibility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventors: Michael J. Berman, Kenneth Alvin Hosfeld