Patents by Inventor Kristopher T. Frazier

Kristopher T. Frazier 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: 9276934
    Abstract: A first user device and second user device may be coupled, such as by an audio interface included in the second user device. The second user device is unable to generate a registration request, and the first user device may acquire device data associated with the second user device and form the registration request. The registration request may include the device data and information associated with the first user device. The registration request may be authenticated, and activation data may be generated based on the information associated with the first user device and the device data. The activation data is forwarded to the second user device to enable the second user device to access a restricted service or data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Cellco Partnership
    Inventors: Michael J. D'Argenio, Lonnie Katai, Kristopher T. Frazier, Zachariah E. Nelson, Matthew Santaiti, Abhishek S. Sheth
  • Patent number: 9250797
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, an object touch is detected on a touch screen display, a touch gesture interface is displayed on the touch screen display in response to the object touch, a touch gesture is detected on the touch screen display, and an action is performed based on the touch gesture. In certain embodiments, the touch gesture includes a directional touch gesture in a direction away from a position of the object touch on a surface of the touch screen display. In certain embodiments, the touch gesture interface includes a plurality of selectable options, and the action includes one of navigating through the selectable options and selecting one of the selectable options.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Roberts, Donald Relyea, Heath Stallings, Kristopher T. Frazier
  • Publication number: 20160011725
    Abstract: A user device may provide a graphical user interface which presents content navigation objects, where each content navigation object may be associated with a content item and is presented within a portion of the graphical user interface. The user device may detect an action that corresponds to a content navigation object, and determine whether the detected action is a command to display content options that may be contextually related to the content item associated with the content navigation object. The user device may display the content options by altering the appearance of the content navigation object, receive an action selecting the content option from the displayed content options, and conceal the content options after the action for selecting the content option has been received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: Michael J. D'Argenio, Lonnie Hiroshi Katai, Alice Yuan Bain, Kristopher T. Frazier, William Andrew Fish, Richard E. Sodon, Jennifer Yu, Sheryl Soo, Janette Markel, Harry Lawson Kight, Andrew Allen Haskin
  • Publication number: 20150281235
    Abstract: A first user device and second user device may be coupled, such as by an audio interface included in the second user device. The second user device is unable to generate a registration request, and the first user device may acquire device data associated with the second user device and form the registration request. The registration request may include the device data and information associated with the first user device. The registration request may be authenticated, and activation data may be generated based on the information associated with the first user device and the device data. The activation data is forwarded to the second user device to enable the second user device to access a restricted service or data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless
    Inventors: Michael J. D'Argenio, Lonnie Katai, Kristopher T. Frazier, Zachariah E. Nelson, Matthew Santaiti, Abhishek S. Sheth
  • Patent number: 9143579
    Abstract: In an exemplary method, at least one computing device 1) stores a plurality of content instances associated with a plurality of user profiles, 2) determines, based on a predefined relevance heuristic, a relevance between a user profile and each of the other user profiles included in the plurality of user profiles, 3) prioritizes, based on the determined relevance between the user profile and each of the other user profiles, the plurality of content instances relative to one another, and 4) provides, for display, data representative of the prioritized plurality of content instances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Kristopher T. Frazier
  • Publication number: 20150237593
    Abstract: A user device may detect, using a first radio associated with the user device, a presence of a location reference device; and determine a location associated with the user device. When determining the location associated with the user device, the user device is to receive location information from the location reference device, via the first, and refrain, based on detecting the presence of the location reference device, from determining the location using a second radio associated with the user device while the user device is within a communication range of the location reference device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Applicants: Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless, Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. D'Argenio, Edward Gruskin, Kristopher T. Frazier, Lonnie Katai, James Y. Hwang, Abhishek S. Sheth, Matthew Santaiti, Gareth P. DeKlerk
  • Publication number: 20150127758
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes storing one or more content postings that each include data representative of one or more content instances. Each content posting is associated with one or more first users. The method also includes storing one or more data records associating one or more geographic locations with accessing of the content instances. The method also includes selectively sending one or more of the content postings for display on an access device based on a past or present geographic location of the access device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Kristopher T. Frazier, Brian F. Roberts, Donald H. Relyea
  • Patent number: 8972506
    Abstract: A method may include receiving communications associated with a communication session. The communication session may correspond to a telephone conversation, text-based conversation or a multimedia conversation. The method may also include identifying portions of the communication session and storing the identified portions. The method may further include receiving a request to retrieve information associated with the communication session and providing to a display, information associated with the identified portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Kristopher T. Frazier, Brian F. Roberts, Heath Stallings
  • Patent number: 8954896
    Abstract: In certain exemplary embodiments, data representative of a proximity heuristic specifying a plurality of levels of an object detection zone associated with a display screen is maintained, an object is detected within the object detection zone, one or more of the levels are selected based on one or more attributes of the object, and an action associated with the selected one or more levels is performed. In certain examples, the action includes modifying a graphical user interface view displayed on the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Verizon Data Services LLC
    Inventors: Kristopher T. Frazier, Brian F. Roberts, George M. Higa
  • Publication number: 20140349683
    Abstract: A device is configured to determine a geographic location of a user device and determine, based on the geographic location of the user device, that the user device is within a threshold distance of a structure that includes a quantity of objects. The device is configured to receive, from the user device, an image of an object of the quantity of objects, and analyze, based on receiving the image of the object and based on the user device being within the threshold distance of the structure, the image to identify the object. The device is configured to receive user information associated with the user device, determine, based on the user information, object information associated with the object; and provide the object information for display on the user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless
    Inventors: Michael J. D'ARGENIO, Kristopher T. Frazier, Lonnie Katai
  • Publication number: 20140350840
    Abstract: A device is configured to determine that a first user device and a second user device are associated with an event and determine a first user device location indicating a location of the first user device and a second user device location indicating a location of the second user device. The device is configured to determine a relationship between the first user device location and the second user device location and determine first event information and second event information based on the relationship, where the first event information and the second event information is associated with the event, and the first event information is different from the second event information. The device is configured to provide the first event information to the first user device and provide the second event information to the second user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless
    Inventors: Michael J. D'ARGENIO, Kristopher T. FRAZIER, Lonnie KATAI
  • Publication number: 20140351075
    Abstract: A device may determine device information associated with a user device housed within a kiosk. The device information may identify the user device. The device may dispense the user device based on the device information. The device may receive an indication that the user device is to be purchased. The device may receive subscription information associated with the purchaser of the user device, based on receiving the indication. The device may provide activation information that permits the user device to be activated on a network. The activation information may be based on the subscription information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless
    Inventors: Michael J. D'ARGENIO, Kristopher T. Frazier, Lonnie Katai
  • Patent number: 8896556
    Abstract: A user device with a touch-sensitive display presents a user interface with multiple content options and detects, on the touch-sensitive display, a touch indicating selection of one of the multiple content options. The user device monitors a duration of the touch. The user device presents a first set of selectable options, associated with the one of the multiple content options, in response to determining that the duration of the touch exceeds the first time threshold, and presents a second set of selectable options, associated with the one of the multiple content options, in response to determining that the duration of the touch exceeds the second time threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Kristopher T. Frazier, Brian F. Roberts
  • Patent number: 8825765
    Abstract: A first game server is configured to provide a game to a first category of user device. A second game server is configured to provide the game to a second category of user device. A game manager is configured to receive a request from a user device for the game application and to assign the request to one of the first game server and the second game server according to whether the user device is included in the first category of user device or the second category of user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignees: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc., Verizon Services Organization Inc., Verizon Services Corp.
    Inventors: Christina Fyock, Mansey K. Amin, Brent Simon, Harpal S. Bassali, Marcelo D. Lechner, Robert Beckwith, Rick Utley, Stella Alvo, Kristopher T. Frazier
  • Patent number: 8806540
    Abstract: Exemplary interactive media content presentation systems and methods are disclosed herein. An exemplary method includes an interactive media content presentation system presenting a media content instance on a display screen associated with a media content access device, detecting, during the presentation of the media content instance, an interaction by a user with the media content instance being presented on the display screen and representing a request to access enhanced content related to the media content instance by way of the display screen, and dynamically transitioning, in response to the request, from presenting the media content instance on the display screen to presenting an interactive portal on the display screen, the interactive portal comprising a continued presentation of the media content instance and the enhanced content. Corresponding systems and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Brian F. Roberts, Kristopher T. Frazier
  • Patent number: 8700650
    Abstract: An exemplary method includes a search results comparison system receiving data representative of a first search term and a second search term, identifying a group of search results that are each related to the first and second search terms, determining a degree of relatedness of each of the search results to the first search term and a degree of relatedness of each of the search results to the second search term, and presenting a set of one or more search result icons representative of one or more of the search results in between a first search term icon representative of the first search term and a second search term icon representative of the second search term. Corresponding methods and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Kristopher T. Frazier
  • Patent number: 8683349
    Abstract: Exemplary media content user interface systems and methods are disclosed herein. An exemplary method includes a media content access subsystem displaying a plurality of display elements topographically distributed throughout a graphical representation of a virtual world in accordance with one or more distribution heuristics, detecting a user interaction, and dynamically adjusting the topographical distribution of the one or more display elements in accordance with the user interaction. Corresponding systems and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Brian F. Roberts, Sok Y. Hwang, Raul I. Aldrey, Donald H. Relyea, Kristopher T. Frazier
  • Publication number: 20140074984
    Abstract: An exemplary method includes a content hub subsystem receiving a content posting from an access device connected to a wireless network and associated with a first user. The content posting includes data representative of a content instance and a geographic location associated with the content instance. The exemplary method further includes the content hub subsystem storing the content posting and selectively distributing the content instance to at least one other access device connected to the wireless network based on the geographic location, the at least one other access device associated with a second user. A past or present physical location of the at least one other access device within a predefined proximity of the geographic location is requisite to the distribution of the content instance to the at least one other access device. Corresponding methods and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Kristopher T. Frazier, Brian F. Roberts, Donald H. Relyea
  • Publication number: 20140035826
    Abstract: A user device with a touch-sensitive display presents a user interface with multiple content options and detects, on the touch-sensitive display, a touch indicating selection of one of the multiple content options. The user device monitors a duration of the touch. The user device presents a first set of selectable options, associated with the one of the multiple content options, in response to determining that the duration of the touch exceeds the first time threshold, and presents a second set of selectable options, associated with the one of the multiple content options, in response to determining that the duration of the touch exceeds the second time threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING, INC.
    Inventors: Kristopher T. Frazier, Brian F. Roberts
  • Patent number: 8612542
    Abstract: An exemplary method includes a content hub subsystem receiving a content posting from an access device connected to a wireless network and associated with a first user. The content posting includes data representative of a content instance and a geographic location associated with the content instance. The exemplary method further includes the content hub subsystem storing the content posting and selectively distributing the content instance to at least one other access device connected to the wireless network based on the geographic location, the at least one other access device associated with a second user. A past or present physical location of the at least one other access device within a predefined proximity of the geographic location is requisite to the distribution of the content instance to the at least one other access device. Corresponding methods and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Kristopher T. Frazier, Brian F. Roberts, Donald H. Relyea