Patents by Inventor Madeleine Noland

Madeleine Noland 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: 9712868
    Abstract: Systems and Methods for allowing a user to control access to interactive television applications and events are provided. One method includes detecting an interactive television event destined for a user's device, and determining at least one of whether the interactive television application event is allowed, disallowed, or conditionally allowed to be executed on the user's device. The determining may include generating a query based on the interactive television application event and checking the query against a preference database containing one or more user preferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventor: Madeleine Noland
  • Patent number: 9420340
    Abstract: The invention relates, in various aspects, to systems and methods for linking content stored on a computer network with content broadcast over a television network. The system includes a database, a trigger mechanism, a communications interface, and a packet generator. The database stores tokens representative of links to the stored content and delivery information representative of at least a duration for delivering the token. The trigger mechanism indicates an instruction to deliver a token over the television network, generating a signal indicating a respective one of the stored tokens and a time for starting the delivery of the respective token. The communications interface has a channel in communication with a television set top box device for transferring the respective token to the television set top box device. The packet generator generates packets within a stream of television content to be broadcast over the television network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Kokernak, Madeleine Noland, Colin Campbell, Gordon Bechtel
  • Publication number: 20150289020
    Abstract: The invention relates, in various aspects, to systems and methods for linking content stored on a computer network with content broadcast over a television network. The system includes a database, a trigger mechanism, a communications interface, and a packet generator. The database stores tokens representative of links to the stored content and delivery information representative of at least a duration for delivering the token. The trigger mechanism indicates an instruction to deliver a token over the television network, generating a signal indicating a respective one of the stored tokens and a time for starting the delivery of the respective token. The communications interface has a channel in communication with a television set top box device for transferring the respective token to the television set top box device. The packet generator generates packets within a stream of television content to be broadcast over the television network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Applicant: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael KOKERNAK, Madeleine NOLAND, Colin CAMPBELL, Gordon BECHTEL
  • Patent number: 9094721
    Abstract: The invention relates, in various aspects, to systems and methods for linking content stored on a computer network with content broadcast over a television network. The system includes a database, a trigger mechanism, a communications interface, and a packet generator. The database stores tokens representative of links to the stored content and delivery information representative of at least a duration for delivering the token. The trigger mechanism indicates an instruction to deliver a token over the television network, generating a signal indicating a respective one of the stored tokens and a time for starting the delivery of the respective token. The communications interface has a channel in communication with a television set top box device for transferring the respective token to the television set top box device. The packet generator generates packets within a stream of television content to be broadcast over the television network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Kokernak, Madeleine Noland, Colin Campbell, Gordon Bechtel
  • Patent number: 9088831
    Abstract: The invention relates, in various aspects, to systems and methods for linking content stored on a computer network with content broadcast over a television network. The system includes a database, a trigger mechanism, a communications interface, and a packet generator. The database stores tokens representative of links to the stored content and delivery information representative of at least a duration for delivering the token. The trigger mechanism indicates an instruction to deliver a token over the television network, generating a signal indicating a respective one of the stored tokens and a time for starting the delivery of the respective token. The communications interface has a channel in communication with a television, set top box device for transferring the respective token to the television set top box device. The packet generator generates packets within a stream of television content to be broadcast over the television network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Kokernak, Madeleine Noland, Colin Campbell, Gordon Bechtel
  • Publication number: 20140229971
    Abstract: Systems and Methods for allowing a user to control access to interactive television applications and events are provided. One method includes detecting an interactive television event destined for a user's device, and determining at least one of whether the interactive television application event is allowed, disallowed, or conditionally allowed to be executed on the user's device. The determining may include generating a query based on the interactive television application event and checking the query against a preference database containing one or more user preferences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: RAKUTEN, INC.
    Inventor: Madeleine Noland
  • Patent number: 8566893
    Abstract: Systems and methods for using tokens to link the television and the Internet platforms. The tokens are tightly encoded into the content and a registry controls the linking of the television content to specific Internet-based content. The registry also polices the validity of the tokens and optionally provides the token owner with continued control over the Internet content associated with that token. When the two platforms are linked successfully, the consumer receives quality content, while being protected from unwanted Internet content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Kokernak, Madeleine Noland
  • Publication number: 20120174142
    Abstract: The invention relates, in various aspects, to systems and methods for linking content stored on a computer network with content broadcast over a television network. The system includes a database, a trigger mechanism, a communications interface, and a packet generator. The database stores tokens representative of links to the stored content and delivery information representative of at least a duration for delivering the token. The trigger mechanism indicates an instruction to deliver a token over the television network, generating a signal indicating a respective one of the stored tokens and a time for starting the delivery of the respective token. The communications interface has a channel in communication with a television, set top box device for transferring the respective token to the television set top box device. The packet generator generates packets within a stream of television content to be broadcast over the television network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: Backchannelmedia Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Kokernak, Madeleine Noland, Colin Campbell, Gordon Bechtel
  • Publication number: 20120110610
    Abstract: Systems and methods for using tokens to link the television and the Internet platforms. The tokens are tightly encoded into the content and a registry controls the linking of the television content to specific Internet-based content. The registry also polices the validity of the tokens and optionally provides the token owner with continued control over the Internet content associated with that token. When the two platforms are linked successfully, the consumer receives quality content, while being protected from unwanted Internet content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: Backchannelmedia Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Kokernak, Madeleine Noland
  • Patent number: 8160064
    Abstract: The invention relates, in various aspects, to systems and methods for linking content stored on a computer network with content broadcast over a television network. The system includes a database, a trigger mechanism, a communications interface, and a packet generator. The database stores tokens representative of links to the stored content and delivery information representative of at least a duration for delivering the token. The trigger mechanism indicates an instruction to deliver a token over the television network, generating a signal indicating a respective one of the stored tokens and a time for starting the delivery of the respective token. The communications interface has a channel in communication with a television set top box device for transferring the respective token to the television set top box device. The packet generator generates packets within a stream of television content to be broadcast over the television network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Backchannelmedia Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Kokernak, Madeleine Noland, Colin Campbell, Gordon Bechtel
  • Patent number: 8051455
    Abstract: Systems and methods for using tokens to link the television and the Internet platforms. The tokens are tightly encoded into the content and a registry controls the linking of the television content to specific Internet-based content. The registry also polices the validity of the tokens and optionally provides the token owner with continued control over the Internet content associated with that token. When the two platforms are linked successfully, the consumer receives quality content, while being protected from unwanted Internet content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Backchannelmedia Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Kokernak, Madeleine Noland
  • Publication number: 20110258019
    Abstract: The systems and methods disclosed herein include an interactive data finder that allows an advertisement purchaser to associate media programs with demographics and subscriber information. The data finder comprise a search module for processing input data to determine data representative of media buying opportunities as a function of search options, where the search options are representative of media buying criteria. The data finder also comprises a category module for refining the data representative of the media buying opportunities as a function of filter options, where the filter options are representative of media buying criteria related to the media buying opportunities. The refined data provides the advertisement purchaser with the information that associates the media-buying opportunities with at least one of the demographics and the subscriber information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: Backchannelmedia, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Kokernak, Madeleine Noland, Jason Toy, Jiongye Li, Tobias Burress, Christopher McClelland, Jonathan Katz, Andrew Mione, Brian Mitchell, Jason Newton, Michael Rosa, Brian Sinnett
  • Publication number: 20110072450
    Abstract: The invention relates, in various aspects, to systems and methods for linking content stored on a computer network with content broadcast over a television network. The system includes a database, a trigger mechanism, a communications interface, and a packet generator. The database stores tokens representative of links to the stored content and delivery information representative of at least a duration for delivering the token. The trigger mechanism indicates an instruction to deliver a token over the television network, generating a signal indicating a respective one of the stored tokens and a time for starting the delivery of the respective token. The communications interface has a channel in communication with a television set top box device for transferring the respective token to the television set top box device. The packet generator generates packets within a stream of television content to be broadcast over the television network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Applicant: Backchannelmedia Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Kokernak, Madeleine Noland, Colin Campbell, Gordon Bechtel
  • Publication number: 20100098074
    Abstract: The invention relates, in various aspects, to systems and methods for linking content stored on a computer network with content broadcast over a television network. The system includes a database, a trigger mechanism, a communications interface, and a packet generator. The database stores tokens representative of links to the stored content and delivery information representative of at least a duration for delivering the token. The trigger mechanism indicates an instruction to deliver a token over the television network, generating a signal indicating a respective one of the stored tokens and a time for starting the delivery of the respective token. The communications interface has a channel in communication with a television set box device for transferring the respective token to the television set box device. The packet generator generates packets within a stream of television content to be broadcast over the television network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Applicant: Backchannelmedia Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Kokernak, Madeleine Noland, Colin Campbell, Gordon Bechtel
  • Publication number: 20100098075
    Abstract: The invention relates, in various aspects, to systems and methods for linking content stored on a computer network with content broadcast over a television network. The system includes a database, a trigger mechanism, a communications interface, and a packet generator. The database stores tokens representative of links to the stored content and delivery information representative of at least a duration for delivering the token. The trigger mechanism indicates an instruction to deliver a token over the television network, generating a signal indicating a respective one of the stored tokens and a time for starting the delivery of the respective token. The communications interface has a channel in communication with a television set top box device for transferring the respective token to the television set top box device. The packet generator generates packets within a stream of television content to be broadcast over the television network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Applicant: Backchannelmedia Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Kokernak, Madeleine Noland, Colin Campbell, Gordon Bechtel
  • Publication number: 20090158316
    Abstract: Systems and methods for using tokens to link the television and the Internet platforms. The tokens are tightly encoded into the content and a registry controls the linking of the television content to specific Internet-based content. The registry also polices the validity of the tokens and optionally provides the token owner with continued control over the Internet content associated with that token. When the two platforms are linked successfully, the consumer receives quality content, while being protected from unwanted Internet content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Applicant: Backchannelmedia Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Kokernak, Madeleine Noland
  • Publication number: 20080103875
    Abstract: The systems and methods disclosed herein include an interactive data finder that allows an advertisement purchaser to associate media programs with demographics and subscriber information. The data finder comprise a search module for processing input data to determine data representative of media buying opportunities as a function of search options, where the search options are representative of media buying criteria. The data finder also comprises a category module for refining the data representative of the media buying opportunities as a function of filter options, where the filter options are representative of media buying criteria related to the media buying opportunities. The refined data provides the advertisement purchaser with the information that associates the media-buying opportunities with at least one of the demographics and the subscriber information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2006
    Publication date: May 1, 2008
    Inventors: Michael Kokernak, Madeleine Noland, Jason Toy, Jiongye Li, Tobias Burress, Christopher McClelland, Jonathan Katz, Andrew Mione, Brian Mitchell, Jason Newton, Michael Rosa, Brian Sinnett