Patents by Inventor Marco Boerries

Marco Boerries 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: 20070014243
    Abstract: System and method for providing multiple entry points for connecting one or more user devices in a communication network are disclosed. The method includes providing a server for communicating with the one or more user devices, where the server includes a connected-data-set and the one or more user devices share portions of the connected-data-set, receiving from the user device a request for accessing the connected-data-set from one of the multiple entry points, determining attributes of the user device automatically, selecting a method of communication from a database of predetermined client devices using the attributes of the user device, and provisioning the user device in accordance with the method of communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2005
    Publication date: January 18, 2007
    Applicant: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Markus Meyer, Marco Boerries, Matthias Breuer, Torsten Schulz, Venkatachary Srinivasan
  • Publication number: 20070014277
    Abstract: A content router including a repository is provided for synchronizing information among a plurality of dissimilar content nodes, such as user devices and user accounts. Some content nodes may include similar content types but in incompatible forms. The content router may strip off or transform incompatible sections of an incoming command when forming an outgoing command to be sent a content node. The content router may use the repository to hold a section of content related to content sent to a content node where that section is incompatible with the content node. If the content is return, the content router may restore the incompatible section before propagating the content to other content nodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2005
    Publication date: January 18, 2007
    Applicant: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Bjorn Ebbesen, Marco Boerries, Torsten Schulz, Venkatachary Srinivasan
  • Publication number: 20070014300
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and computer program product for communicating an outgoing command from a command memory of a content router to a content node using a notification signal to a gateway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2005
    Publication date: January 18, 2007
    Applicant: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Matthias Breuer, Marco Boerries, Markus Meyer, Venkatachary Srinivasan
  • Publication number: 20060259511
    Abstract: A media object organizer organizes media objects, such as still or moving photographic images, audio files, or documents. The media object organizer includes memory for storing metadata concerning media objects, and association logic for associating at least one metadatum with at least one organizational attribute maintained by an information management service. The information management service may be a PIM-type service, such as calendar, address book or task list. The organizational attribute may be based upon time, place or person, among other attributes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2005
    Publication date: November 16, 2006
    Applicant: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Marco Boerries, Joseph Martin, Torsten Schulz, Jerald Singh, Venkatachary Srinivasan
  • Publication number: 20040143836
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to electronic devices with corresponding device DNA and specifically to such electronic devices that share objects by reference to this device DNA. The present invention includes sharing objects among two or more electronic devices with differing object processing capabilities. In particular, a plurality of descriptions of each of the two or more electronic devices and object meta-data, which describes objects, is referenced when objects are exchanged by the two or more electronic devices. For example, if a given electronic device requests an object that it can not process, the object may be transcoded so that this electronic device can process the object. The transcoding is a function of the electronic device's description, the object's object meta-data, and the intended use of the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2003
    Publication date: July 22, 2004
    Inventors: Jonathan Ian McCormack, Jean-Francois Merlet, Marco Boerries
  • Publication number: 20030172138
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a system and method for managing two or more electronic devices. This includes permanently maintaining at a central location a plurality of characterizations for each of the two or more electronic devices. Each characterization reflects the previous, current, or future state of a corresponding electronic device. Each characterization, moreover, is linked to each other characterization. As a result, a change to one characterization triggers a change to each other characterization. A characterization may change when a corresponding electronic device changes. Similarly, if a characterization is modified for other reasons (e.g., an electronic device corresponding to a linked characterization changes), the change is reflected in subsequent changes to a corresponding electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2003
    Publication date: September 11, 2003
    Inventors: Jonathan I. McCormack, Marco Boerries, Venkatachary Srinivasan
  • Publication number: 20030172175
    Abstract: An apparatus for standardizing data on two or more electronic devices, comprising: an intermediate server on which is stored a plurality of characterizations, wherein the plurality of characterizations includes a separate characterization for each of the two or more electronic devices; and a service provider that offers one or more back-end software modules to at least one of the two or more electronic devices, and wherein each of the one or more back-end software modules has data associated with it; wherein: a notification module stored on the intermediate server detects a change in the data associated with one of the one or more back-end software modules; as a result of an interaction with one of the two or more electronic devices, the intermediate server receives the change in the data associated with one of the one or more back-end software modules and creates an updated characterization for the one of the two or more electronic devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2003
    Publication date: September 11, 2003
    Inventors: Jonathan I. McCormack, Marco Boerries, Chuang-Chun Liu