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).

  • Publication number: 20130332839
    Abstract: A method includes presenting a user interface providing access to content from multiple content providers and receiving, via the user interface, user input indicating selection criteria for recommending content. The selection criteria include an amount of time available to the user. The method includes providing, to a network device, an indication of the selection criteria and receiving, from the network device, information for providing recommended content options based on the selection criteria. The recommended content options are available from different content providers of the multiple content providers. The method includes presenting, to the user and via the interface, the recommended content options in association with the selection criteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicants: CELLCO PARTNERSHIP D/B/A VERIZON WIRELESS, VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Kristopher T. Frazier, Michael J. Naggar, Mitch Dornich, Ashutosh K. Sureka, Alison Kay Allen, Nitin Khanna, Ryan Evans, Rahim Charania, Lonnie Hiroshi Katai, Shuchi Patel, Kristi D. Crum
  • Publication number: 20130332838
    Abstract: A user device includes a user interface providing access to content from multiple content providers, each of the multiple content providers having a separate subscription associated with the user. The user device receives user input indicating interest in an aspect of particular content available from a first content provider of the multiple content providers and provides, to a network device, an indication of the user interest. The user device receives, from the network device, links to additional content available from a different content provider and related to the aspect of the particular content. The user device presents, via the user interface, the links to the additional content in association with the aspect of the particular content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicants: CELLCO PARTNERSHIP D/B/A VERIZON WIRELESS, VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Naggar, Ashutosh K. Sureka, Kristopher T. Frazier, Alison Kay Allen, Ryan Evans, Rahim Charania, Shuchi Patel
  • Publication number: 20130311938
    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: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Kristopher T. Frazier, Brian F. Roberts, George M. Higa
  • Patent number: 8537980
    Abstract: A method may include receiving, at a first device associated with a first party, communications from a second device. The communications may be associated with a communication session that includes an audio conversation, a text-based conversation or a multimedia conversation. The method may also include identifying a word or phrase from the communication session and retrieving, from a memory included in the first device, information associated with the word or phrase. The method may further include outputting, to a display associated with the first device, the retrieved information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Kristopher T. Frazier, Heath Stallings
  • Patent number: 8516397
    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 of the levels is selected based on at least one attribute of the object, and an action associated with the selected level is performed. In certain examples, the action includes modifying a graphical user interface view displayed on the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Kristopher T. Frazier, Brian Roberts, George M. Higa
  • Patent number: 8402054
    Abstract: In an exemplary method, a request for content initiated by a user associated with a user profile is received, a plurality of content instances is identified as being related to the requested content based on a predefined relationship heuristic, wherein the content instances are associated with other user profiles, a relevance between the user profile and each of the other user profiles is determined based on a predefined relevance heuristic, and the content instances are prioritized based on the determined relevance. In certain embodiments, data representative of the prioritized content instances is displayed in accordance with the prioritization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Kristopher T Frazier
  • Publication number: 20130047187
    Abstract: An exemplary method includes a media content presentation system detecting an access event initiated by a user and performed by a media content processing subsystem with respect to a media content program during a time period associated with a provider-scheduled presentation of the media content program, identifying a programming block of which the media content program is a part, determining that the user has failed to direct the media content processing subsystem to perform an additional access event with respect to one or more additional media content programs that are also a part of the programming block during a time period associated with a provider-scheduled presentation of the one or more additional media content programs, and facilitating, in response to the determining, access by the user to the one or more additional media content programs included in the programming block. Corresponding methods and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING, INC.
    Inventors: Kristopher T. Frazier, Brian F. Roberts
  • Publication number: 20120330937
    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: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING, INC.
    Inventor: Kristopher T. Frazier
  • Publication number: 20120291059
    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: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING, INC.
    Inventors: Brian F. Roberts, Kristopher T. Frazier
  • Publication number: 20120173991
    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: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING, INC.
    Inventors: Brian F. Roberts, Sok Y. Hwang, Raul I. Aldrey, Donald H. Relyea, Kristopher T. Frazier
  • Publication number: 20120166961
    Abstract: An approach for enabling presentment of a navigation path as performed by a user over a network to facilitate rapid acquisition of content is described. A navigation path representing one or more sequences of resource identifiers that are related based on selection information provided by a user in navigating, via a browser application is presented. The navigation path is presented to permit direct selection of one of the resource identifiers of the one or more sequences for acquiring content associated with the selected resource identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventor: Kristopher T. Frazier
  • Publication number: 20120122489
    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: January 20, 2012
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: VERIZON DATA SERVICES LLC
    Inventors: Kristopher T. Frazier, Brian F. Roberts, Donald H. Relyea
  • Publication number: 20120096501
    Abstract: A method including providing television content (TC) to a user; receiving a TC capture request; capturing TC frames based on the TC capture request; displaying to the user one or more TC frames included in the captured TC frames; receiving a user selection of one or more TC frames included in the displayed one or more TC frames; receiving a user selection of one or more destinations to send the selected one or more TC frames; and sending the selected one or more TC frames to the one or more destinations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Ruchir Rodrigues, Kristopher T. Frazier, Lonnie Hiroshi Katai, Alison Kay Allen, Jayson D. Sellers, John Stanley Chittenden
  • Patent number: 8139080
    Abstract: In certain exemplary embodiments, data representative of a color scheme including a plurality of colors is maintained, a parameter for each of the colors is shifted by a same offset to generate another color scheme, and the other color scheme is associated with a graphical user interface. In certain embodiments, the shifting preserves at least one of a hue relationship and a contrast relationship between the colors in the color scheme. In certain embodiments, at least one user interface tool configured to facilitate a user selection of one of the colors included in the color scheme and a change to be applied to the color, and the same offset is determined based on the user selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Donald H. Relyea, Heath Stallings, Brian F. Roberts, Daniel Dunnam, Andrew Allman, Sok Young Hwang, Kristopher T. Frazier
  • Patent number: 8103741
    Abstract: Location based content aggregation and distribution systems and methods are disclosed. An exemplary method includes a content hub subsystem receiving a content posting from an access device connected to a network. The content posting includes data representative of a content instance created by a user associated with the access device 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 network based on the geographic location, wherein 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 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Verizon Data Services LLC
    Inventors: Kristopher T. Frazier, Brian F. Roberts, Donald H. Relyea
  • Patent number: 7958139
    Abstract: In an exemplary method, content instances and metadata associated with the content instances are maintained, a request for content is received, one of the content instances is identified based on the request, at least one other of the content instances is identified as being related to the one content instance based on a predefined relationship heuristic and the metadata associated with the content instances, and data representative of the one content instance and the other content instance is provided in response to the request. In certain embodiments, the related content instance is identified by identifying a metadata value associated with the one content instance and a common metadata value associated with the other content instance. In certain embodiments, the common metadata value includes at least one of a common location data value, a common time data value, a common user identifier, and a common content type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Kristopher T. Frazier, Brian F. Roberts, Donald H. Relyea
  • Publication number: 20110113119
    Abstract: Location based content aggregation and distribution systems and methods are disclosed. An exemplary method includes a content hub subsystem receiving a content posting from an access device connected to a network. The content posting includes data representative of a content instance created by a user associated with the access device 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 network based on the geographic location, wherein 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: January 13, 2011
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Applicant: VERIZON DATA SERVICES LLC
    Inventors: Kristopher T. Frazier, Brian F. Roberts, Donald H. Relyea
  • Patent number: 7882201
    Abstract: In an exemplary method, a content posting is received from an access device connected to a network. The content posting includes data representative of a content instance and a geographic location associated with the content instance. The content posting is stored. The content instance is selectively distributed to at least one other access device connected to the network based on the geographic location. In certain embodiments, the selective distribution includes determining that the other access device is located physically proximate to the geographic location and making the content instance accessible to the other access device in response to the determination. In certain embodiments, the method further comprises the access device creating the content instance, detecting the geographic location as a physical location of the access device, and associating the geographic location with the content instance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Kristopher T. Frazier, Brian F. Roberts, Donald H. Relyea
  • Publication number: 20100274865
    Abstract: A computer-readable medium may include computer-executable instructions. The computer-executable instructions may include instructions for identifying an event that is scheduled to be attended by a user, determining a current location of a device associated with the user, determining an estimated amount of time that the user needs to travel from the current location to the event, and sending an alert to notify the user, the alert indicating the amount of time that is available to the user to travel to the event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2009
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Kristopher T. Frazier, Jayson Sellers, Sok Young Hwang, Summer Westbrook
  • Publication number: 20100246784
    Abstract: A method may include receiving, at a first device associated with a first party, communications from a second device. The communications may be associated with a communication session that includes an audio conversation, a text-based conversation or a multimedia conversation. The method may also include identifying a word or phrase from the communication session and retrieving, from a memory included in the first device, information associated with the word or phrase. The method may further include outputting, to a display associated with the first device, the retrieved information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Kristopher T. Frazier, Heath Stallings