Patents by Inventor Leondias Kontothanassis

Leondias Kontothanassis 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: 6704738
    Abstract: A technique for organizing data information in a network having a plurality of network stations is disclosed. In one embodiment, the technique is realized by having a first processing device store a representation of data at an address of a first of the plurality of network stations. A second processing device then stores the address at a second of the plurality of network stations in association with an identifier of the data. A third processing device then stores the data identifier at a third of the plurality of network stations in association with an annotation of the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Assignee: AltaVista Company
    Inventors: Arjen P. de Vries, Leondias Kontothanassis, Frederic Dufaux, Michael Sokolov, David E. Kovalcin, Brian Eberman
  • Patent number: 6311189
    Abstract: A method for matching a query to a portion of media, includes receiving a query relating to media of interest and searching, based upon the query, an index of annotations. Each of the annotations represents a respective item of available media and includes a plurality of annotation values. Each of the plurality of annotation values represents a portion of the represented item of available media. By matching the query to an annotation value within the index, the start time of a media stream forming the portion of the item of available media represented by the identified annotation value can be identified. The identified media stream start time can then be provided in response to the query, allowing the appropriate portion of the applicable item of available media to be directly accessed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2001
    Assignee: Altavista Company
    Inventors: Arjen P. deVries, Michael Sokolov, David E. Kovalcin, Brian Eberman, Leondias Kontothanassis
  • Patent number: 6275827
    Abstract: A technique for processing data is disclosed. In one embodiment, the technique is realized by receiving a first representation of data at a processing device, which then processes the first representation of data so as to generate a second representation of data. The second representation of data includes a plurality of dependent data representations and a plurality of independent data representations. Each of the plurality of dependent data representations is substantially aligned in time with a corresponding one of the plurality of independent data representations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2001
    Assignee: AltaVista Company
    Inventors: Arjen P. deVries, Leondias Kontothanassis, Frederic Dufaux, Michael Sokolov, David E. Kovalcin, Brian Eberman