Patents by Inventor Kunal Kandekar

Kunal Kandekar 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: 20160100049
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems for initiating communications with contacts based on a communication specification. According to an aspect, a method may include receiving a communication specification. The communication specification may include identification of one or more contacts, a communication persistence parameter, a geographic location, an event, a date, and a communication channel. The method may also include determining one or more contacts based on the communication specification. Further, the method may include initiating multiple communications with the contacts via at least one communication channel. A communication channel may be a telephone call, an email, a text message, an instant message, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Inventors: Christopher M. Amidon, Scott Curtis, Kunal Kandekar, Ravi Reddy Katpelly
  • Publication number: 20160099905
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for distributing micro-blog posts to ad-hoc micro-blogging groups. In one embodiment, a micro-blog post of a user is obtained. A crowd in which the user is located is determined, where the crowd is a group of spatially proximate users. The micro-blog post of the user is tagged with a crowd identifier of the crowd in which the user is located such that the micro-blog post includes a crowd identifier tag. Publication of the micro-blog post including the crowd identifier tag is then effected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Inventors: Kunal Kandekar, Steven L. Petersen
  • Publication number: 20160064032
    Abstract: A semantic based trick play method and system in a media player is provided in which a semantic trick play command is received from a user while the user is experiencing a current content of a media item. Metadata is detected with respect to a current playback position of the media item, and at least one further playback position is determined in the current content of the media item or a related content in another media item. The further playback position is semantically related to the metadata of the current playback position. Playback is then moved to the at least one further playback position, so that the user experiences a media content of the at least one further playback position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: Alfredo C. Issa, Kunal Kandekar, Richard J. Walsh
  • Patent number: 9247297
    Abstract: Systems and devices are disclosed for monitoring and controlling usage of media content by blocking usage of media segments. In one embodiment, usage data defining usage, or consumption, of the media content is obtained. A pattern in media segments in the media content based on the usage data is detected when the media segments satisfy at least one defined criterion and are consumed at least a predefined threshold amount. Usage of at least one of the media segments is blocked. In one embodiment, one or more additional media segments accessible to the one or more media devices that are similar to the at least one of the one or more media segments for which usage is blocked at the one or more media devices is identified. Usage of at least one of the one or more additional media segments at the one or more media devices is blocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: ELOY TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Ravi Reddy Katpelly, Christopher M. Amidon, Kunal Kandekar
  • Patent number: 9232248
    Abstract: A device receives key frame information for each of a plurality of key frames of a video content item and sends the key frame information from the device to a recipient while a corresponding segment of the video content item is being rendered by the device. The key frame information may include key frames of the video content item, references to the key frames of the video content item stored by one or more remote sources, or information identifying the key frames of the video content item to enable extraction of the key frames by a recipient device. Each key frame is representative of a segment of the video content item. The key frame information for the video content item is then sent to second users while the first user views the corresponding segment of the video content item. Advertisements may be sent with, or replace, the key frame information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: PORTO TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Alfredo C. Issa, Richard J. Walsh, Kunal Kandekar, Gregory M. Evans, Scott Curtis
  • Publication number: 20150370453
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for navigating electronic texts. According to an aspect, a method may include determining that a user non-linearly navigates between text subgroups within electronic text. The method may also include linking the text subgroups in response to determining that the user non-linearly navigates between the text subgroups. Further, for example, text subgroups within an electronic text may be determined. In this example, a similarity relationship between content of each text subgroup and one or more other text subgroups may be determined for linking the text subgroups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Applicant: RHONDA ENTERPRISES, LLC
    Inventors: Kunal Kandekar, Scott Curtis, Hugh Svendsen
  • Patent number: 9215735
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems for initiating communications with contacts based on a communication specification. According to an aspect, a method may include receiving a communication specification. The communication specification may include identification of one or more contacts, a communication persistence parameter, a geographic location, an event, a date, and a communication channel. The method may also include determining one or more contacts based on the communication specification. Further, the method may include initiating multiple communications with the contacts via at least one communication channel. A communication channel may be a telephone call, an email, a text message, an instant message, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: MODENA ENTERPRISES, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher M. Amidon, Scott Curtis, Kunal Kandekar, Ravi Reddy Katpelly
  • Patent number: 9203793
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for distributing micro-blog posts to ad-hoc micro-blogging groups. In one embodiment, a micro-blog post of a user is obtained. A crowd in which the user is located is determined, where the crowd is a group of spatially proximate users. The micro-blog post of the user is tagged with a crowd identifier of the crowd in which the user is located such that the micro-blog post includes a crowd identifier tag. Publication of the micro-blog post including the crowd identifier tag is then effected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: WALDECK TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Kunal Kandekar, Steven L. Petersen
  • Patent number: 9183881
    Abstract: A semantic based trick play method and system in a media player is provided in which a semantic trick play command is received from a user while the user is experiencing a current content of a media item. Metadata is detected with respect to a current playback position of the media item, and at least one further playback position is determined in the current content of the media item or a related content in another media item. The further playback position is semantically related to the metadata of the current playback position. Playback is then moved to the at least one further playback position, so that the user experiences a media content of the at least one further playback position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Porto Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Alfredo C. Issa, Kunal Kandekar, Richard J. Walsh
  • Patent number: 9172812
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed to assist a caller and a callee in establishing successful telephonic communications. In embodiments of the systems and methods, a telephonic call set-up network node or a callee user device of the callee may receive a call set-up request to establish a telephonic call between the caller user device of the caller and the callee user device. If the call-set up request is determined to be unsuccessful, one or more proximate user devices nearby the callee user device may be identified. Another telephonic call may be induced, this time between the caller user device and one of the proximate user devices identified to be nearby the callee user device. In this manner, success telephonic communications may be established despite the callee not being able to answer the callee user device during the original telephonic call set-up request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Modena Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Ravi Reddy Katpelly, Kunal Kandekar
  • Patent number: 9159361
    Abstract: Distributed trick play resolution in a distributed video viewing group network includes determining trick play preferences for each device of a plurality of nodes in the distributed video viewing group network with respect to a video item. Conflicting trick play preferences between the nodes is determined based on one or more of a group consisting of: user rankings, user voting, trick play ranking, and owner resolution. The determined conflicting trick play preferences are resolved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Porto Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Alfredo C. Issa, Richard J. Walsh, Kunal Kandekar
  • Patent number: 9131343
    Abstract: Systems and methods for performing automatic social check-ins are disclosed. In one embodiment, in response to physical proximity between a user device and a venue-operated device located at a venue, an automatic check-in process is performed on behalf of a user of the user device. In one embodiment, the automatic check-in process is performed by first determining whether to perform an automatic check-in for the user of the user device at the venue based on one or more predefined automatic check-in rules and a user context and/or venue data that describes the venue. Upon determining that an automatic check-in is to be performed, a check-in for the user of the user device is performed to check the user into the venue via one or more check-in services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Teaneck Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Kunal Kandekar Kandekar, Hugh Svendsen, Eugene Matthew Farrelly
  • Publication number: 20150237476
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for associating communication information with a geographic location-aware contact entry. According to embodiments of the present disclosure, a method may include identifying a geographic location. The method may also include receiving a communication including identification information and originating from the geographic location. Further, the method may include associating the identification information with a contact entry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Ravi Katpelly, Kunal Kandekar, Scott Curtis
  • Patent number: 9092641
    Abstract: A server that obtains current locations of a plurality of mobile devices and compute confidence levels for the current locations is provided. In one embodiment, the server obtains current locations of the plurality of mobile devices. A crowd is formed based on at least a subset of the plurality of mobile devices and crowd data regarding the crowd is generated. A confidence level of the current location of at least one of the plurality of mobile devices is computed based on an amount of time since a location update for the current location of the at least one of the plurality of mobile devices was received. The confidence level of the current location of the at least one mobile device is utilized to perform an action associated with the crowd data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Waldeck Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Steven L. Petersen, Kunal Kandekar
  • Patent number: 9087043
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for navigating electronic texts. According to an aspect, a method may include determining text subgroups within an electronic text. The method may also include selecting a text seed within one of the text subgroups. Further, the method may include determining a similarity relationship between the text seed and one or more adjacent text subgroups that do not include the selected text seed. The method may also include associating the text seed with the one or more adjacent text subgroups based on the similarity relationship to create a text cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Rhonda Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Kunal Kandekar, Scott Curtis, Hugh Svendsen
  • Patent number: 9080890
    Abstract: Methods and systems of operating a personal navigation device (PND) are disclosed. In particular, the methods and systems allow for the PND to obtain location data for each of one or more destinations from a destination source device over a wireless network link. In one embodiment, the destination source device is a server computer on a network or a mobile communications device (MCD) that is in proximity with the PND.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Modena Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Hugh Svendsen, Kunal Kandekar
  • Patent number: 9069754
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for navigating electronic texts. According to an aspect, a method may include determining that a user non-linearly navigates between text subgroups within electronic text. The method may also include linking the text subgroups in response to determining that the user non-linearly navigates between the text subgroups. Further, for example, text subgroups within an electronic text may be determined. In this example, a similarity relationship between content of each text subgroup and one or more other text subgroups may be determined for linking the text subgroups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Rhonda Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Kunal Kandekar, Scott Curtis, Hugh Svendsen
  • Patent number: 9058090
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for enabling information sharing in a distributed virtual world. In general, a virtual world client associated with a user participating in a virtual world operates to obtain one or more annotations associated with virtual world constructs identified as being of interest to the user. The virtual world constructs of interest to the user may be identified by the user or identified automatically by the virtual world client. In one embodiment, the one or more annotations are defined by other users participating in the virtual world. Once the one or more annotations are obtained, the virtual world client may, for example, present the one or more annotations to the user, present a portion of the one or more annotations to the user, notify the user that the one or more annotations are available, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Qurio Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard J. Walsh, Kunal Kandekar, James Evans
  • Patent number: 9046987
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for forming crowds of users based on wireless contexts of corresponding mobile devices of the users. In general, wireless contexts of mobile devices of a number of users are obtained. For each mobile device, the wireless context of the mobile device includes a wireless Personal Area Network (PAN) context of the mobile device, a wireless Local Area Network (LAN) context of the mobile device, or both. The wireless contexts of the mobile devices of the users are then utilized to form crowds of users. More specifically, in one embodiment, users of mobile devices having sufficiently similar wireless contexts are determined to be in the same crowd of users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Waldeck Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Kunal Kandekar, Kenneth Jennings, Christopher M. Amidon, Juan A. Pons
  • Patent number: 9026131
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems for associating contextual information with data identifying a geographic location. According to embodiments of the present disclosure, a communication originating from the geographic location may be received at a computing device. In response to receiving the communication originating from the geographic location, the contextual information may be presented to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Modena Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Ravi Reddy Katpelly, Scott Curtis, Kunal Kandekar