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).

  • Patent number: 9026146
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Modena Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Ravi Reddy Katpelly, Kunal Kandekar, Scott Curtis
  • Patent number: 9013267
    Abstract: Systems and methods for position-based loaning of electronic documents to electronic device users are disclosed herein. According to an aspect, a method may include determining a position of an electronic device. The method may also include determining a registration status associated with the electronic device. Further, the method may include communicating a portion of an electronic document to the electronic device based on the position and the registration status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Rhonda Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Curtis, Kunal Kandekar
  • Patent number: 9002701
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for navigating electronic texts. According to an aspect, a method may include receiving search criteria for searching an electronic text. Further, the method may include determining text subgroups within the electronic text. The method may also include determining, for each text subgroup, a similarity relationship between the search criteria and the text subgroup. Further, the method may include presenting, for each text subgroup, a graphic representing the similarity relationship between the text subgroup and the search criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Rhonda Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Kunal Kandekar, Scott Curtis, Hugh Svendsen
  • Publication number: 20150074214
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for following status updates of users. In one embodiment, a requestor selects a Point of Interest (POI). In response, one or more POIs that match the selected POI to at least a predefined threshold degree are identified. Status updates sent by users located at one or more POIs of the one or more matching POIs are delivered to the requestor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Steven L. Petersen, Kunal Kandekar
  • Publication number: 20150023654
    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: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Alfredo C. Issa, Richard J. Walsh, Kunal Kandekar
  • Patent number: 8930565
    Abstract: A method and system for providing content in a virtual environment. A host computer hosting a region in a virtual environment provides an event stream including a plurality of event data segments identifying activity occurring in the virtual environment to a client computer participating in the virtual environment. The host computer receives a request to provide virtual environment content including imagery data associated with the virtual environment to the client computer, and provides a content stream including a plurality of content data segments containing virtual environment content at a content stream bandwidth based on an event stream bandwidth associated with the event stream to the client computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Qurio Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Kunal Kandekar, Richard J. Walsh
  • Publication number: 20150003811
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for providing advance content alerts during playback of a media item. In one embodiment, upcoming content in the media item is analyzed based on a received advance content alert configuration. Content is detected that substantially satisfies the received advanced content alert configuration. An advance content alert is generated for the upcoming content based upon the detection of the upcoming content that substantially satisfies the received advanced content alert configuration. The advance content alert is provided prior to playback of the upcoming content. Providing the advance content alert can be providing the advance content alert prior to playback of the upcoming content to a mobile device providing the advanced content alert configuration. Providing the advance content alert can be inserting the advance content alert into the media item during playback such that the advance content alert is presented prior to playback of the upcoming content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Kunal Kandekar, Richard J. Walsh, Alfredo C. Issa, Ravi Reddy Katpelly, Scott Curtis
  • Patent number: 8918310
    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: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Rhonda Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Kunal Kandekar, Scott Curtis, Hugh Svendsen
  • Publication number: 20140366075
    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: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Alfredo C. Issa, Richard J. Walsh, Kunal Kandekar, Gregory M. Evans, Scott Curtis
  • Publication number: 20140349679
    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: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Steven L. Petersen, Kunal Kandekar
  • Patent number: 8898288
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for following status updates of users. In one embodiment, a requestor selects a crowd of users. In response, one or more crowds of users that match the selected crowd of users to at least a predefined threshold degree are identified. Status updates sent by users in at least one of the one or more matching crowds of users are then delivered to the requestor. In another embodiment, a requestor selects a Point of Interest (POI). In response, one or more POIs that match the selected POI to at least a predefined threshold degree are identified. Status updates sent by users located at one or more POIs of the one or more matching POIs are delivered to the requestor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Waldeck Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Steven L. Petersen, Kunal Kandekar
  • Publication number: 20140341378
    Abstract: The subject matter described herein includes methods, systems, and computer readable medium for scrambled communication of data to, from, or over a medium. According to one aspect, the subject matter described herein includes a method for communicating data in scrambled form to or over a medium. The method includes receiving analog or digital data to be transmitted to or over a medium. The method further includes modulating samples representing at least signal using the analog or digital data to produce data modulated signal samples. The method further includes scrambling the data modulated signal samples using a predetermined scrambling algorithm. The method further includes transmitting the scrambled data modulated signal samples to or over the medium. The method further includes descrambling samples received from the medium using the inverse of the predetermined scrambling algorithm to obtain the unscrambled modulated signal samples, which can then be demodulated to retrieve original data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Kunal Kandekar, Mihail L. Sichitiu
  • Publication number: 20140337298
    Abstract: A server and device for constructing and presenting a consumption profile for a media item are provided. In general, consumption of a media item by a number of first users is tracked. Thereafter, before and/or during playback of the media item by a second user, a consumption profile for the media item is constructed and presented to the second user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Kunal Kandekar, Richard J. Walsh, Hugh Svendsen
  • Publication number: 20140336804
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for providing a radio station for playback at a user device using previously obtained Digital Rights Management (DRM) locked content for the radio station. In one embodiment, a radio station application provides the radio station and DRM locked content to be used by the radio station are downloaded to a mobile user device. The DRM locked content includes a number of DRM locked songs that is used for the radio station. Thereafter, a playlist for the radio station is obtained or generated, where the playlist for the radio station includes at least a subset of the DRM locked content provided to the user device for the radio station. Playback of the playlist for the radio station is then provided at the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Gregory M. Evans, Kunal Kandekar, Alfredo C. Issa
  • Patent number: 8886803
    Abstract: A dynamic query response scheme for a distributed network is provided. In one embodiment, the distributed network is a peer-to-peer (P2P) network including a number of peer nodes. In general, peer nodes delay their query responses, address their query responses, or both delay and address their query responses dynamically to avoid feedback implosion. In one embodiment, the peer nodes delay their query responses, address their query responses, or both delay and address their query responses based on one or more quality metrics calculated for their query responses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Qurio Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Kunal Kandekar, Richard J. Walsh, James Evans
  • Publication number: 20140310805
    Abstract: Systems and methods related to advanced user experiences and interactions with devices are disclosed, specifically, for translating gesture inputs to text manipulation actions to facilitate password input on mobile devices. In one embodiment, a device detects the presence of a password input field on a user interface; receives user inputs from means such as a touchscreen; recognizes gestures based on the user inputs; determines text manipulation actions associated with recognized gestures; and applies the determined text manipulation actions to the contents of the password input field for each recognized gesture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: Kunal Kandekar
  • Patent number: 8826337
    Abstract: Systems and methods for obtaining key frames of video content items being viewed by first users and publishing the key frames of the video content items to second users are provided. In general, either prior to playback of a video content item by a first user or during playback of the video content item by the first user, key frame information providing, referencing, or identifying key frames of the video content item is obtained. Each key frame is representative of a segment of the video content item. The key frame information for the video content item is then published such that each key frame is presented to one or more second users while the first user views the corresponding segment of the video content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Porto Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Alfredo C. Issa, Richard J. Walsh, Kunal Kandekar, Gregory M. Evans, Scott Curtis
  • Patent number: 8825074
    Abstract: A system and method that maintain current locations for users of a number of mobile devices and compute confidence levels for the current locations of the users are provided. In one embodiment, the confidence levels of the users are computed as a function of amounts of time since location updates were received for the users. In addition, detection of location confidence events may be used to modify the confidence levels for the current locations of the users. The location confidence events may include positive location confidence events that result in an increase in the confidence levels of the current locations of corresponding users, negative location confidence events that result in a decrease in the confidence levels of the current locations of corresponding users, or both. Once computed, the confidence levels of the current locations of the users may then be utilized in a desired manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Waldeck Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Steven L. Petersen, Kunal Kandekar
  • Patent number: 8825552
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for providing a radio station for playback at a user device using previously obtained Digital Rights Management (DRM) locked content for the radio station. In one embodiment, a radio station application and DRM locked content to be used by the radio station application are downloaded to a user device, which is preferably a mobile user device. The DRM locked content includes a number of DRM locked songs that may be used for the radio station. Thereafter, the radio station application obtains a playlist for the radio station, where the playlist for the radio station includes at least a subset of the DRM locked content provided to the user device for the radio station. Playback of the playlist for the radio station is then provided at the user device, and playback is reported to a remote service for royalty tracking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Lemi Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory M. Evans, Kunal Kandekar, Alfredo C. Issa
  • Publication number: 20140235277
    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: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Waldeck Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Kunal Kandekar, Kenneth Jennings, Christopher M. Amidon, Juan A. Pons