Patents by Inventor Marc Davis

Marc Davis 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: 10984637
    Abstract: Haptic effects have long been provided to enhance content, such as by providing vibrations, rumbles, etc. in a remote controller or other device being used by a user while watching or listening to the content. To date, haptic effects have either been provided by programming controls for the haptic effects within the content itself, or by providing an interface to audio that simply maps certain haptic effects with certain audio frequencies. The present disclosure provides a haptic control interface that intelligently induces haptic effects for content, in particular by using machine learning to detect specific features in content and then induce certain haptic effects for those features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: NVIDIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryan Albright, Mike Gemelke, Jordan Levy, Ben Goska, Marc Davis, Siddardha Naraharisetti, Ankita Garg
  • Publication number: 20210090410
    Abstract: Haptic effects have long been provided to enhance content, such as by providing vibrations, rumbles, etc. in a remote controller or other device being used by a user while watching or listening to the content. To date, haptic effects have either been provided by programming controls for the haptic effects within the content itself, or by providing an interface to audio that simply maps certain haptic effects with certain audio frequencies. The present disclosure provides a haptic control interface that intelligently induces haptic effects for content, in particular by using machine learning to detect specific features in content and then induce certain haptic effects for those features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Ryan Albright, Mike Gemelke, Jordan Levy, Ben Goska, Marc Davis, Siddardha Naraharisetti, Ankita Garg
  • Publication number: 20210073399
    Abstract: An online service may maintain or create data for a user, and a user may be allowed to exert control over how the data are used. In one example, there may be several categories of data, and the user may be able to specify who may use the data, and the purpose for which the data may be used. Additionally, a user may be able to see how many of his “friends” (or other contacts) have extended trust to a particular entity, which may aid the user in making a decision about whether to extend trust to that entity. User interfaces may be provided to allow users to specify how their data are to be used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Arie Friedman, Hadas Bitran, Uri Barash, Marc Davis, Oded Nahir
  • Patent number: 10931192
    Abstract: A discrete field coupled capacitor with a cross-connected capacitor-pair, such as for use as a discrete bypass capacitor. The FCC includes a first port with first and second terminals, and a second port with third and fourth terminals. A first capacitor structure is connected between the first and second terminals, and a second capacitor structure connected between the third and fourth terminals. A cross-connect structure includes a first cross-connection to connect the first terminal to the third terminal, and a second cross-connection to connect the second terminal to the fourth terminal, to cross-connect the first and second capacitor structures. The capacitor structures have respective parasitic ESL, and can be disposed in proximity to effect a pre-defined ESL field coupling with reverse phasing to reduce parasitic ESL. The FCC can be constructed as a PCB or monolithic device. In a PCB four-layer construction, the cross-connections can be formed on respective mid-layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Alan Dean Martin, Marc Davis-Marsh
  • Patent number: 10853505
    Abstract: An online service may maintain or create data for a user, and a user may be allowed to exert control over how the data are used. In one example, there may be several categories of data, and the user may be able to specify who may use the data, and the purpose for which the data may be used. Additionally, a user may be able to see how many of his “friends” (or other contacts) have extended trust to a particular entity, which may aid the user in making a decision about whether to extend trust to that entity. User interfaces may be provided to allow users to specify how their data are to be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Arie Friedman, Hadas Bitran, Uri Barash, Marc Davis, Oded Nahir
  • Patent number: 10796343
    Abstract: A system for monetization of content includes a storage device for storage and retrieval of data, and a library of content and advertisements stored within the storage device. The library comprises an organizational structure for facilitating the storage and retrieval. The system also includes a monetization engine for identifying within the library a first content item having a first monetizable feature. The system is configured for selecting a second content item from several content items within the library, and associating the second content item to the first content item by using the first monetizable feature for presentation of the second content item in conjunction with the first content item. Further embodiments include various additional systems, methods, and computer readable media for implementation of the foregoing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: R2 Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Athellina Athsani, Chris Higgins, Joseph O'Sullivan, Marc Davis, Ron Martinez
  • Publication number: 20190156374
    Abstract: A system for monetization of content includes a storage device for storage and retrieval of data, and a library of content and advertisements stored within the storage device. The library comprises an organizational structure for facilitating the storage and retrieval. The system also includes a monetization engine for identifying within the library a first content item having a first monetizable feature. The system is configured for selecting a second content item from several content items within the library, and associating the second content item to the first content item by using the first monetizable feature for presentation of the second content item in conjunction with the first content item. Further embodiments include various additional systems, methods, and computer readable media for implementation of the foregoing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Athellina ATHSANI, Chris HIGGINS, Joseph O'SULLIVAN, Marc DAVIS, Ron MARTINEZ
  • Patent number: 10296937
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for targeting specific users with specific requested actions to be performed by the user and verified by any methods on behalf of an advertiser within an Internet display advertising campaign. The system discloses techniques for receiving an advertiser's requested actions and corresponding definitions of what constitutes a satisfaction of the action. The disclosure also details techniques for determining if and when and to what degree a requested action has been completed or satisfied by the targeted user, and details corresponding techniques for compensating the user and any other real or virtual entity who had contributed to the satisfaction of the requested action. The system implements a network of sensors that can aid in the determination of if and when and to what degree a requested action has been completed or satisfied. The network of sensors registers sensor recordings within a specialized sensor recording marketplace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Excalibur IP, LLC
    Inventors: Chris W. Higgins, Athellina Athsani, Carrie Burgener, Marc Davis, Simon P. King, Rahul Nair, Christopher T. Paretti
  • Patent number: 10248956
    Abstract: A method for placing advertisements selects a first content from a variety of content, analyzes the first content for the presence of advertiser references, and matches a first advertisement from an advertiser to the first content by using the advertiser references. This method determines a set of presentation preferences for presentation of the first advertisement in conjunction with the first content and includes the set of presentation preferences with the first content. In some cases, the method embeds the presentation preferences as advertising information into the first content. Advantageously, the method presents the first advertisement in conjunction with the first content by using the presentation preferences. Further, the method tracks the presentation of content for monetization events and stores the tracking information in a log. The monetization event includes, for example, an impression, a click, an acquisition, and/or a conversion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventors: Athellina Athsani, Chris Higgins, Joesph O'Sullivan, Marc Davis, Ron Martinez
  • Patent number: 10192244
    Abstract: A system for monetization of content includes a storage device for storage and retrieval of data, and a library of content and advertisements stored within the storage device. The library comprises an organizational structure for facilitating the storage and retrieval. The system also includes a monetization engine for identifying within the library a first content item having a first monetizable feature. The system is configured for selecting a second content item from several content items within the library, and associating the second content item to the first content item by using the first monetizable feature for presentation of the second content item in conjunction with the first content item. Further embodiments include various additional systems, methods, and computer readable media for implementation of the foregoing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventors: Athellina Athsani, Chris Higgins, Joseph O'Sullivan, Marc Davis, Ron Martinez
  • Patent number: 10185779
    Abstract: “Smart bookmarks” are described which facilitate aggregation, sharing, and dynamic access to the content in which a particular user has an interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Oath Inc.
    Inventors: Marco Boerries, Keith Saft, George Grinsted, Lee Parry, Carlo P. Bernoulli, Marc Davis, Joseph O'Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20190005515
    Abstract: A system and method to facilitate word-of-mouth advertising and sales support associated with displayed media objects on distributed networks is described. The system provides one or more advocates to a network user accessing advertising of a brand, product, or service. One or more of the advocates may be socially related to the user. User interactions with the advocates are facilitated through a real-time communication network, follow-on commercial activity is tracked, and the value of word-of-mouth advocacy is captured and distributed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher William HIGGINS, Marc DAVIS, Joseph O'SULLIVAN, Ronald MARTINEZ
  • Patent number: 10171254
    Abstract: A method includes discovering live video feeds. The discovered live feeds are presented on a website. The viewing of one or more live video feeds and interaction with entities that are generating the live video feeds is enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Oath Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Davis, Joseph O'Sullivan, Chris W. Higgins, Ron Martinez, Athellina Athsani
  • Patent number: 10074093
    Abstract: A system and method to facilitate word-of-mouth advertising and sales support associated with displayed media objects on distributed networks is described. The system provides one or more advocates to a network user accessing advertising of a brand, product, or service. One or more of the advocates may be socially related to the user. User interactions with the advocates are facilitated through a real-time communication network, follow-on commercial activity is tracked, and the value of word-of-mouth advocacy is captured and distributed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher William Higgins, Marc Davis, Joseph O'Sullivan, Ronald Martinez
  • Publication number: 20180076707
    Abstract: A discrete field coupled capacitor with a cross-connected capacitor-pair, such as for use as a discrete bypass capacitor. The FCC includes a first port with first and second terminals, and a second port with third and fourth terminals. A first capacitor structure is connected between the first and second terminals, and a second capacitor structure connected between the third and fourth terminals. A cross-connect structure includes a first cross-connection to connect the first terminal to the third terminal, and a second cross-connection to connect the second terminal to the fourth terminal, to cross-connect the first and second capacitor structures. The capacitor structures have respective parasitic ESL, and can be disposed in proximity to effect a pre-defined ESL field coupling with reverse phasing to reduce parasitic ESL. The FCC can be constructed as a PCB or monolithic device. In a PCB four-layer construction, the cross-connections can be formed on respective mid-layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Alan Dean Martin, Marc Davis-Marsh
  • Patent number: 9858348
    Abstract: A system and method for presentation of media related to a context. A request is received over a network from a requesting device for media related to a context, wherein the request comprises at least one criteria. A query is formulated based on the context criteria so as to search, via the network, for user profile data, social network data, spatial data, temporal data and topical data that is available via the network and relates to the context and to media files so as to identify at least one media file that is relevant to the context criteria. A playlist is assembled via the network containing a reference to the media files. The media files on the playlist are transmitted over the network to the requesting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventors: Christopher W. Higgins, Christopher T. Paretti, Nicola Stefano Ghezzi, Michael Spiegelman, Ronald Martinez, Marc Davis, Chris Kalaboukis
  • Publication number: 20170345053
    Abstract: Techniques are provided to allow users to access interested information without performing engaging searches. A content-providing system may track collective interests of a large set of users and/or individual interests of a user. User-selectable items may be presented to the user directly without the user performing searches. Some of the user-selectable items may be associated with slideshows that are, for example, pre-deposited or curated to provide interesting information relating to these user-selectable items. The user may easily access a slideshow and the content therein using easily comprehensible controls presented on a display page.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Caroline Tsay, Marc Davis, Anuj Sahai, Anja Krombholz, Polly Ng, Aaron Wheeler, Anand Ramani
  • Patent number: 9762693
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for delivery of information to a mobile computing device. A remote computing device detects the occurrence of a first user event that precedes an associated second user event. The remote computing device identifies information corresponding to the associated second user event. The remote computing device determines a first priority of the information associated with the second user event and a second priority of a second information associated with the second user event. The remote computing device determines that the first priority is higher than the second priority. In response to detecting the occurrence of the first user event, the remote computing device transmits, to a mobile computing device, the information having the first priority before transmitting the second information having the second priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventors: Chris Kalaboukis, Marc Davis, Ron Martinez
  • Patent number: 9574899
    Abstract: A system and method for determination and display of personalized distance. A request is received for the determination of a personalized distance over a network, wherein the request comprises an identification of a requesting user, and a plurality of real world entities comprising at least a starting location and an ending location. At least one route is determined between the first location and the second location. Spatial, temporal, topical, and social data available to the network relating to the requesting user and each real world entity and the route is retrieved using a global index of data available to the network. A personalized distance is calculated via the network between the first location and the second location using spatial, temporal, topical, and social data relating to the requesting user and each real world entity and the route. A representation of the personalized distance calculated for the route is displayed on a display medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventors: Chris Kalaboukis, Christopher W. Higgins, Marc Davis, Joseph O'Sullivan, Athellina Athsani, Ronald Martinez, Christopher T. Paretti
  • Patent number: 9535988
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses and systems directed to summarizing video or other multimedia content based on the blogging activities of one or more users. In one implementation, a user may select a video and one or more blogs that annotate various segments of the video. A user may specify one or more desired attributes of the blog or comment entries, which a system processes to create an edit decision list. The edit decision list can be used to generate a summarized version of the multimedia content that includes the content segments associated with blog entries that meet the desired attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Horowitz, Marc Davis, Malcolm Slaney