Patents by Inventor Lauren Palmateer

Lauren Palmateer 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: 20210168421
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing available bandwidth in a household are provided. A request to access a first media asset is received. A determination is made as to whether a bandwidth currently available in the household is sufficient for enabling access to the first media asset. When the bandwidth currently available in the household is insufficient for enabling access to the first media asset, a search is performed for a second media asset currently consuming a portion of the household bandwidth needed for enabling access to the first media asset. A third media asset is identified having a remaining duration that is more than a remaining duration of the second media asset. A message is displayed that indicates the bandwidth currently available in the household is insufficient to access the first media asset and that has an option to access the third media asset instead of the first media asset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Claire M. Wallters, Lauren Palmateer
  • Patent number: 10951934
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing available bandwidth in a household are provided. A request to access a first media asset is received. A determination is made as to whether a bandwidth currently available in the household is sufficient for enabling access to the first media asset. When the bandwidth currently available in the household is insufficient for enabling access to the first media asset, a search is performed for a second media asset currently consuming a portion of the household bandwidth needed for enabling access to the first media asset. A third media asset is identified having a remaining duration that is more than a remaining duration of the second media asset. A message is displayed that indicates the bandwidth currently available in the household is insufficient to access the first media asset and that has an option to access the third media asset instead of the first media asset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Claire M. Wallters, Lauren Palmateer
  • Patent number: 10503770
    Abstract: Methods and systems for automatically generating a media clip library comprising preferred portions of media assets for a user. In one aspect, the system retrieves a profile of the user from memory. Based on the profile, the system identifies a preferred content type for the user. The system identifies a portion of a media asset matching the preferred content type and generates for display the portion of the media asset. The system receives a user input to interrupt the display of the portion of the media asset. Based on receiving the user input, the system retrieves a media clip library associated with user and updates the media clip library to include the portion of the media asset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuan-Sea Lee, Claire Wallters, Barbara F. Skliba, Lauren Palmateer
  • Publication number: 20190371330
    Abstract: Systems and methods for distinguishing valid voice commands from false voice commands in an interactive media guidance application. In some aspects, the interactive media guidance application receives, at a user device, a signature sound sequence. The interactive media guidance application determines, using control circuitry, based on the signature sound sequence, a threshold gain for the current location of the user device. The interactive media guidance application receives, at the user device, a voice command. The interactive media guidance application determines, using the control circuitry, based on the voice command, a gain for the voice command. The interactive media guidance application determines, using the control circuitry, whether the gain for the voice command is different from the threshold gain. Based on determining that the gain for the voice command is different from the threshold gain, the interactive media guidance application executes, using the control circuitry, the voice command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Edison Lin, Rowena Young, Lauren Palmateer
  • Publication number: 20190141375
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing available bandwidth in a household are provided. A request to access a first media asset is received. A determination is made as to whether a bandwidth currently available in the household is sufficient for enabling access to the first media asset. When the bandwidth currently available in the household is insufficient for enabling access to the first media asset, a search is performed for a second media asset currently consuming a portion of the household bandwidth needed for enabling access to the first media asset. A third media asset is identified having a remaining duration that is more than a remaining duration of the second media asset. A message is displayed that indicates the bandwidth currently available in the household is insufficient to access the first media asset and that has an option to access the third media asset instead of the first media asset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Claire M. Wallters, Lauren Palmateer
  • Patent number: 10171853
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing available bandwidth in a household are provided. A request to access a first media asset is received. A determination is made as to whether a bandwidth currently available in the household is sufficient for enabling access to the first media asset. When the bandwidth currently available in the household is insufficient for enabling access to the first media asset, a search is performed for a second media asset currently consuming a portion of the household bandwidth needed for enabling access to the first media asset. A third media asset is identified having a remaining duration that is more than a remaining duration of the second media asset. A message is displayed that indicates the bandwidth currently available in the household is insufficient to access the first media asset and that has an option to access the third media asset instead of the first media asset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Claire M. Wallters, Lauren Palmateer
  • Publication number: 20180181566
    Abstract: Methods and systems for automatically generating a media clip library comprising preferred portions of media assets for a user. In one aspect, the system retrieves a profile of the user from memory. Based on the profile, the system identifies a preferred content type for the user. The system identifies a portion of a media asset matching the preferred content type and generates for display the portion of the media asset. The system receives a user input to interrupt the display of the portion of the media asset. Based on receiving the user input, the system retrieves a media clip library associated with user and updates the media clip library to include the portion of the media asset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Yuan-Sea Lee, Claire Wallters, Barbara F. Skliba, Lauren Palmateer
  • Publication number: 20180027270
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing available bandwidth in a household are provided. A request to access a first media asset is received. A determination is made as to whether a bandwidth currently available in the household is sufficient for enabling access to the first media asset. When the bandwidth currently available in the household is insufficient for enabling access to the first media asset, a search is performed for a second media asset currently consuming a portion of the household bandwidth needed for enabling access to the first media asset. A third media asset is identified having a remaining duration that is more than a remaining duration of the second media asset. A message is displayed that indicates the bandwidth currently available in the household is insufficient to access the first media asset and that has an option to access the third media asset instead of the first media asset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: Claire M. Wallters, Lauren Palmateer
  • Patent number: 9800907
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing available bandwidth in a household are provided. A request to access a first media asset is received. A determination is made as to whether a bandwidth currently available in the household is sufficient for enabling access to the first media asset. When the bandwidth currently available in the household is insufficient for enabling access to the first media asset, a search is performed for a second media asset currently consuming a portion of the household bandwidth needed for enabling access to the first media asset. A third media asset is identified having a remaining duration that is more than a remaining duration of the second media asset. A message is displayed that indicates the bandwidth currently available in the household is insufficient to access the first media asset and that has an option to access the third media asset instead of the first media asset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Claire M. Wallters, Lauren Palmateer
  • Publication number: 20170182283
    Abstract: Methods and systems for enhancing sleep of a user. In some aspects, control circuitry receives a first input relating to a first sleep state. The control circuitry determines whether the first sleep state indicates the user has fallen asleep. In response to determining the user has fallen asleep, the control circuitry determines a first media asset corresponding to the first sleep state. The control circuitry generates for display the first media asset to enhance the user's sleep. The control circuitry receives a second input relating to a second sleep state. The control circuitry determines whether the second sleep state indicates the user is ready to be awakened. In response to determining the user is ready to be awakened, the control circuitry determines a second media asset corresponding to the second sleep state. The control circuitry generates for display the second media asset to awaken the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: Lauren Palmateer, Walter R. Klappert
  • Publication number: 20170155938
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing available bandwidth in a household are provided. A request to access a first media asset is received. A determination is made as to whether a bandwidth currently available in the household is sufficient for enabling access to the first media asset. When the bandwidth currently available in the household is insufficient for enabling access to the first media asset, a search is performed for a second media asset currently consuming a portion of the household bandwidth needed for enabling access to the first media asset. A third media asset is identified having a remaining duration that is more than a remaining duration of the second media asset. A message is displayed that indicates the bandwidth currently available in the household is insufficient to access the first media asset and that has an option to access the third media asset instead of the first media asset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventors: Claire M. Wallters, Lauren Palmateer
  • Patent number: 8853747
    Abstract: A package is made of a transparent substrate having an interferometric modulator and a back plate. A non-hermetic seal joins the back plate to the substrate to form a package, and a desiccant resides inside the package. A method of packaging an interferometric modulator includes providing a transparent substrate and manufacturing an interferometric modulator array on a backside of the substrate. A back plate includes a curved portion relative to the substrate. The curved portion is substantially throughout the back plate. The back plate is sealed to the backside of the substrate with a back seal in ambient conditions, thereby forming a package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM MEMS Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Lauren Palmateer, Brian J. Gally, William J. Cummings, Manish Kothari, Clarence Chui
  • Patent number: 8735225
    Abstract: Methods and systems for packaging MEMS devices such as interferometric modulator arrays are disclosed. One embodiment of a MEMS device package structure includes a seal with a chemically reactant getter. Another embodiment of a MEMS device package comprises a primary seal with a getter, and a secondary seal proximate an outer periphery of the primary seal. Yet another embodiment of a MEMS device package comprises a getter positioned inside the MEMS device package and proximate an inner periphery of the package seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Qualcomm Mems Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Lauren Palmateer, William J. Cummings, Brian Gally, Clarence Chui, Manish Kothari
  • Patent number: 8682130
    Abstract: A package structure and method of packaging for an interferometric modulator. A thin film material is deposited over an interferometric modulator and transparent substrate to encapsulate the interferometric modulator. A gap or cavity between the interferometric modulator and the thin film provides a space in which mechanical parts of the interferometric modulator may move. The gap is created by removal of a sacrificial layer that is deposited over the interferometric modulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Mems Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Lauren Palmateer, William J. Cummings, Brian Gally, Mark Miles, Jeffrey B. Sampsell, Clarence Chui, Manish Kothari
  • Patent number: 8435838
    Abstract: A MEMS device may be package with a desiccant to provide a moisture-free environment. In order to avoid undesirable effects on the MEMS device, the desiccant may be selected or treated so as to be compatible with a particular MEMS device. This treatment may include baking of the desiccant to as to cause outgassing of moisture or other undesirable material. The structure of the MEMS device may also be altered to improve compatibility with particular desiccants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: QUALCOMM MEMS Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Yen Hua Lin, Rihui He, Lingling Wu, Lauren Palmateer, David Heald
  • Patent number: 8244092
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method of testing humidity, comprising: i) determining a property of a device which encloses a plurality of interferometric modulators and ii) determining a relative humidity value or a degree of the relative humidity inside the device based at least in part upon the determined property, wherein the determined property comprises at least one of i) the thickness and width of a seal of the device and ii) adhesive permeability of a component of the device. In one embodiment, the determined property further comprises at least one of the following: i) temperature-humidity combination inside the device, ii) a desiccant capacity inside the device and iii) a device size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: QUALCOMM MEMS Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian J. Gally, Lauren Palmateer, Manish Kothari, William J. Cummings
  • Publication number: 20120127556
    Abstract: A package structure and method of packaging for an interferometric modulator. A transparent substrate having an interferometric modulator formed thereon is provided. A backplane is joined to the transparent substrate with a seal where the interferometric modulator is exposed to the surrounding environment through an opening in either the backplane or the seal. The opening is sealed after the transparent substrate and backplane are joined and after any desired desiccant, release material, and/or self-aligning monolayer is introduced into the package structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: QUALCOMM MEMS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Brian J. Gally, William J. Cummings, Lauren Palmateer, Philip D. Floyd, Clarence Chui
  • Patent number: 8124434
    Abstract: A package structure and method of packaging for an interferometric modulator. A transparent substrate having an interferometric modulator formed thereon is provided. A backplane is joined to the transparent substrate with a seal where the interferometric modulator is exposed to the surrounding environment through an opening in either the backplane or the seal. The opening is sealed after the transparent substrate and backplane are joined and after any desired desiccant, release material, and/or self-aligning monolayer is introduced into the package structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: QUALCOMM MEMS Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian J. Gally, William J. Cummings, Lauren Palmateer, Philip D. Floyd, Clarence Chui
  • Publication number: 20120002266
    Abstract: A package structure and method of packaging for an interferometric modulator. A thin film material is deposited over an interferometric modulator and transparent substrate to encapsulate the interferometric modulator. A gap or cavity between the interferometric modulator and the thin film provides a space in which mechanical parts of the interferometric modulator may move. The gap is created by removal of a sacrificial layer that is deposited over the interferometric modulator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Applicant: QUALCOMM MEMS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Lauren Palmateer, William J. Cummings, Brian Gally, Mark Miles, Jeffrey B. Sampsell, Clarence Chui, Manish Kothari
  • Publication number: 20110290552
    Abstract: Methods and systems for packaging MEMS devices such as interferometric modulator arrays are disclosed. One embodiment of a MEMS device package structure includes a seal with a chemically reactant getter. Another embodiment of a MEMS device package comprises a primary seal with a getter, and a secondary seal proximate an outer periphery of the primary seal. Yet another embodiment of a MEMS device package comprises a getter positioned inside the MEMS device package and proximate an inner periphery of the package seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: QUALCOMM MEMS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Lauren Palmateer, William J. Cummings, Brian Gally, Clarence Chui, Manish Kothari