Patents by Inventor Mary D. Smiley

Mary D. Smiley 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: 20170186103
    Abstract: Systems and methods may identify local gesture data in a wearable device including a wrist-worn form factor and identify remote gesture data in a wireless transmission received by the wearable device. Additionally, a loyalty tracker may be incremented based on a correlation between the local gesture data and the remote gesture data. In one example, an attachment of an interchangeable component to the wearable device may be detected, wherein the loyalty tracker is incremented in response to the attachment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2015
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: Jose Elmer S. Lorenzo, Mary D. Smiley, Steven T. Holmes, Lakshmanan Aruunachalam, Gary Y. Kwan
  • Publication number: 20160042548
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods and storage medium associated with animating and rendering an avatar are disclosed herein. In embodiments, an apparatus may include a facial mesh tracker to receive a plurality of image frames, detect facial action movements of a face and head pose gestures of a head within the plurality of image frames, and output a plurality of facial motion parameters and head pose parameters that depict facial action movements and head pose gestures detected, all in real time, for animation and rendering of an avatar. The facial action movements and head pose gestures may be detected through inter-frame differences for a mouth and an eye, or the head, based on pixel sampling of the image frames. The facial action movements may include opening or closing of a mouth, and blinking of an eye. The head pose gestures may include head rotation such as pitch, yaw, roll, and head movement along horizontal and vertical direction, and the head comes closer or goes farther from the camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: Yangzhou DU, Tae-Hoon KIM, Wenlong LI, Qiang LI, Xiaofeng TONG, Tao WANG, Minje PARK, Olivier DUCHENNE, Yimin ZHANG, Yeongjae CHEON, Bongjin JUN, Wooju RYU, Thomas SACHSON, Mary D. SMILEY
  • Publication number: 20160027066
    Abstract: A mechanism is described for facilitating dynamic user-based customization of advertisement content at computing devices according to one embodiment. A method of embodiments, as described herein, includes receiving an advertiser content to be published on an avatar list, where the advertiser content is associated with an advertising entity, and verifying the advertiser content for publication, where verifying further includes assigning a ranking to the advertiser content. The ranking represents a position on the avatar list. The method may further include transmitting a publication notification identifying the ranking assigned to the advertiser content, and facilitating an auction for bidding to allow the advertising entity to obtain a higher ranking for the advertiser content than the assigned ranking, if the assigned ranking is rejected by the advertising entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
  • Publication number: 20030226147
    Abstract: A method includes performing an Internet search for an Internet address based on a keyword, wherein the keyword is obtained from an electronic program guide item of an electronic program guide. The Internet address is received and the keyword and the Internet address are associated together. An information display includes a first area containing an electronic program guide item and a second area containing an indicia of a related Internet address.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2002
    Publication date: December 4, 2003
    Inventors: Michael S. Richmond, Paul Pilat, Mary D. Smiley
  • Publication number: 20030225833
    Abstract: An apparatus and method includes receiving location information on a first user and a first selection from at least one electronic program guide (EPG), wherein the first selection is made by the first user. The first user is made aware of a chat room that may be of interest to the first user to join based on one of the following parameters, the first selection from the at least one EPG, information associated with the first selection from the at least one EPG, filter information associated with the first user, and the location information on the first user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2002
    Publication date: December 4, 2003
    Inventors: Paul Pilat, Mary D. Smiley, Michael S. Richmond
  • Publication number: 20030154481
    Abstract: A method is described for associating a predefined unique symbol with a type of supplementary content for a program, creating a program schedule that includes a listing for the program, and providing the predefined unique symbol in association with the listing in the program schedule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2002
    Publication date: August 14, 2003
    Inventors: David B. Andersen, Sridhar Iyengar, Paul Pilat, Mary D. Smiley