Patents by Inventor Matt Marenghi

Matt Marenghi 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: 20190158923
    Abstract: An iTV user interface includes a navigable menu area through which a user can select from among a variety of services and a content display area in which formatted data associated with a selected menu service are displayed to the user. The formatted data is displayed in a rotating or ticker fashion having both a passive mode, in which the formatted data is displayed in a sequence independent of any selection operations by a television viewer, and active mode, in which the formatted data is displayed in a sequence that depends on selection operations by the television viewer. Advertisements and/or promotions may be interspersed among the content items. The navigable menu area and the content display area may be displayed to the viewer at the same time as television programming is displayed on the television.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Lena D. Chane, Matt Marenghi, Ty Ahmad-Taylor, Alex Chung, Prakash Hegde, Samuel Moreau, Darrel Haber
  • Patent number: 10149014
    Abstract: An iTV user interface includes a navigable menu area through which a user can select from among a variety of services and a content display area in which formatted data associated with a selected menu service are displayed to the user. The formatted data is displayed in a rotating or ticker fashion having both a passive mode, in which the formatted data is displayed in a sequence independent of any selection operations by a television viewer, and active mode, in which the formatted data is displayed in a sequence that depends on selection operations by the television viewer. Advertisements and/or promotions may be interspersed among the content items. The navigable menu area and the content display area may be displayed to the viewer at the same time as television programming is displayed on the television.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications Management, LLC
    Inventors: Lena D. Chane, Matt Marenghi, Ty Ahmad-Taylor, Alex Chung, Prakash Hegde, Samuel Moreau, Darrel Haber
  • Publication number: 20180176652
    Abstract: An iTV user interface includes a navigable menu area through which a user can select from among a variety of services and a content display area in which formatted data associated with a selected menu service are displayed to the user. The formatted data is displayed in a rotating or ticker fashion having both a passive mode, in which the formatted data is displayed in a sequence independent of any selection operations by a television viewer, and active mode, in which the formatted data is displayed in a sequence that depends on selection operations by the television viewer. Advertisements and/or promotions may be interspersed among the content items. The navigable menu area and the content display area may be displayed to the viewer at the same time as television programming is displayed on the television.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Lena D. Chane, Matt Marenghi, Ty Ahmad-Taylor, Alex Chung, Prakash Hegde, Samuel Moreau, Darrel Haber
  • Patent number: 9973800
    Abstract: Techniques are described for merchandising streaming media content to viewers in an engaging manner. A streaming media device may provide a content browsing interface configured to merchandise a set of streaming media titles to a viewer. Rather than rely solely on scrolling lists, titles, box shots, or other metadata associated with the titles available in the streaming media library, the content browsing interface merchandises the library by presenting short merchandising previews of the titles. Doing so creates an engaging content browsing experience where viewers are presented with the actual content of titles available from a streaming media service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: NETFLIX, INC.
    Inventors: Todd Scot Yellin, Thomas Purnell-Fisher, Matt Marenghi
  • Patent number: 9615061
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for the dynamic creation and presentation of user-specified VOD content consisting of multiple VOD clips as a passive viewing experience. For one embodiment, a user selects a set of VOD clips from a list or other selection presentation and the selected VOD clips are presented back-to-back. For one embodiment of the invention, the user may reorder the presentation sequence of the selected VOD clips. Embodiments of the invention thereby allow a user to dynamically create and present a user-specific, passive viewing presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: TVWorks, LLC
    Inventors: John Carney, Greg Thomson, David de Andrade, Matt Marenghi, Samuel Moreau, Elliot Poger
  • Patent number: 9451196
    Abstract: iTV content is created and deployed using a server component adapted to allow content developers to create applications according to an authoring specification that describes a framework for same; a transport component configured to optimize and deliver the applications to one or more clients; and a client component adapted to render the applications through a television so as to permit user interaction therewith. The authoring specification provides for the presentation of content through one or more templates defined therein, allowing application definition and behavior to remain common across multiple client device types, middleware platforms, and/or iTV operating environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: John Carney, David de Andrade, Sithampara Babu Niranjan, David Brandyberry, Leon Franzen, Lena Chane, Matt Marenghi, Prakash Hegde, Alex Chung, Viva Chu, Greg Thomson, Ruth Dawson
  • Publication number: 20160127802
    Abstract: iTV content is created and deployed using a server component adapted to allow content developers to create applications according to an authoring specification that describes a framework for same; a transport component configured to optimize and deliver the applications to one or more clients; and a client component adapted to render the applications through a television so as to permit user interaction therewith. The authoring specification provides for the presentation of content through one or more templates defined therein, allowing application definition and behavior to remain common across multiple client device types, middleware platforms, and/or iTV operating environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: John Carney, David de Andrade, Sithampara Babu Niranjan, David Brandyberry, Leon Franzen, Lena Chane, Matt Marenghi, Prakash Hedge, Alex Chung, Viva Chu, Greg Thomson, Ruth Dawson
  • Patent number: 9197938
    Abstract: A user interface for interactive television services is represented as a visual overlay that provides a viewer with knowledge of a library of available content relating to a currently tuned to television channel and navigation options for selecting desired portions of the available content from the library, the available content being designated according to business rules specified by a provider of the interactive television services. The visual overlay may be displayed over full-screen or embedded television programming, which may be broadcast television programming or on-demand television programming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: TVWorks, LLC
    Inventors: Lena Chane, Samuel Moreau, Darrell Haber, Matt Marenghi
  • Publication number: 20140351858
    Abstract: An iTV user interface includes a navigable menu area through which a user can select from among a variety of services and a content display area in which formatted data associated with a selected menu service are displayed to the user. The formatted data is displayed in a rotating or ticker fashion having both a passive mode, in which the formatted data is displayed in a sequence independent of any selection operations by a television viewer, and active mode, in which the formatted data is displayed in a sequence that depends on selection operations by the television viewer. Advertisements and/or promotions may be interspersed among the content items. The navigable menu area and the content display area may be displayed to the viewer at the same time as television programming is displayed on the television.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Lena D. Chane, Matt Marenghi, Ty Ahmad-Taylor, Alex Chung, Prakash Hegde, Samuel Moreau, Darrel Haber
  • Patent number: 8850480
    Abstract: An iTV user interface includes a navigable menu area through which a user can select from among a variety of services and a content display area in which formatted data associated with a selected menu service are displayed to the user. The formatted data is displayed in a rotating or ticker fashion having both a passive mode, in which the formatted data is displayed in a sequence independent of any selection operations by a television viewer, and active mode, in which the formatted data is displayed in a sequence that depends on selection operations by the television viewer. Advertisements and/or promotions may be interspersed among the content items. The navigable menu area and the content display area may be displayed to the viewer at the same time as television programming is displayed on the television.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: TVWorks, LLC
    Inventors: Lena D. Chane, Matt Marenghi, Ty Ahmad-Taylor, Alex Chung, Prakash Hegde, Samuel Moreau, Darrel Haber
  • Patent number: 8756634
    Abstract: A user interface for interactive television services is represented as a visual overlay that provides a viewer with knowledge of a library of available content relating to a currently tuned to television channel and navigation options for selecting desired portions of the available content from the library, the available content being designated according to business rules specified by a provider of the interactive television services. The visual overlay may be displayed over full-screen or embedded television programming, which may be broadcast television programming or on-demand television programming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: TVWorks, LLC
    Inventors: Lena Chane, Samuel Moreau, Darrell Haber, Matt Marenghi
  • Patent number: 8745658
    Abstract: iTV content is created and deployed using a server component adapted to allow content developers to create applications according to an authoring specification that describes a framework for same; a transport component configured to optimize and deliver the applications to one or more clients; and a client component adapted to render the applications through a television so as to permit user interaction therewith. The authoring specification provides for the presentation of content through one or more templates defined therein, allowing application definition and behavior to remain common across multiple client device types, middleware platforms, and/or iTV operating environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: TVWorks, LLC
    Inventors: John Carney, David de Andrade, Sithampara Babu Niranjan, David Brandyberry, Leon Franzen, Lena Chane, Matt Marenghi, Prakash Hegde, Alex Chung, Viva Chu, Greg Thomson, Ruth Dawson
  • Publication number: 20140150024
    Abstract: A user interface for interactive television services is represented as a visual overlay that provides a viewer with knowledge of a library of available content relating to a currently tuned to television channel and navigation options for selecting desired portions of the available content from the library, the available content being designated according to business rules specified by a provider of the interactive television services. The visual overlay may be displayed over full-screen or embedded television programming, which may be broadcast television programming or on-demand television programming.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: TVWORKS, LLC
    Inventors: Lena Chane, Samuel Moreau, Darrell Haber, Matt Marenghi
  • Publication number: 20130227617
    Abstract: iTV content is created and deployed using a server component adapted to allow content developers to create applications according to an authoring specification that describes a framework for same; a transport component including an operator-deployed application management system configured to optimize and deliver the applications to one or more clients; and a client component adapted to render the applications through a television so as to permit user interaction therewith. The authoring specification provides for the presentation of content through one or more templates defined therein, allowing application definition and behavior to remain common across multiple client device types, middleware platforms, and/or iTV operating environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: TVWorks, LLC
    Inventors: John Carney, David de Andrade, Sithampara Babu Niranjan, David Brandyberry, Leon Franzen, Lena Chane, Matt Marenghi, Prakash Hegde, Alex Chung, Viva Chu, Greg Thomson, Ruth Dawson
  • Patent number: 8413205
    Abstract: iTV content is created and deployed using a server component adapted to allow content developers to create applications according to an authoring specification that describes a framework for same; a transport component including an operator-deployed application management system configured to optimize and deliver the applications to one or more clients; and a client component adapted to render the applications through a television so as to permit user interaction therewith. The authoring specification provides for the presentation of content through one or more templates defined therein, allowing application definition and behavior to remain common across multiple client device types, middleware platforms, and/or iTV operating environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: TVWorks, LLC
    Inventors: John Carney, David de Andrade, Sithampara Babu Niranjan, David Brandyberry, Leon Franzen, Lena Chane, Matt Marenghi, Prakash Hegde, Alex Chung, Viva Chu, Greg Thomson, Ruth Dawson
  • Publication number: 20130042271
    Abstract: Techniques are described for merchandising streaming media content to viewers in an engaging manner. A streaming media device may provide a content browsing interface configured to merchandise a set of streaming media titles to a viewer. Rather than rely solely on scrolling lists, titles, box shots, or other metadata associated with the titles available in the streaming media library, the content browsing interface merchandises the library by presenting short merchandising previews of the titles. Doing so creates an engaging content browsing experience where viewers are presented with the actual content of titles available from a streaming media service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventors: TODD SCOT YELLIN, Thomas Purnell-Fisher, Matt Marenghi
  • Publication number: 20130031584
    Abstract: A user interface for interactive television services is represented as a visual overlay that provides a viewer with knowledge of a library of available content relating to a currently tuned to television channel and navigation options for selecting desired portions of the available content from the library, the available content being designated according to business rules specified by a provider of the interactive television services. The visual overlay may be displayed over full-screen or embedded television programming, which may be broadcast television programming or on-demand television programming.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: TVWORKS, LLC
    Inventors: Lena Chane, Samuel Moreau, Darrell Haber, Matt Marenghi
  • Patent number: 8365230
    Abstract: An iTV user interface includes a navigable menu area through which a user can select from among a variety of services and a content display area in which formatted data associated with a selected menu service are displayed to the user. The formatted data is displayed in a rotating or ticker fashion having both a passive mode, in which the formatted data is displayed in a sequence independent of any selection operations by a television viewer, and active mode, in which the formatted data is displayed in a sequence that depends on selection operations by the television viewer. Advertisements and/or promotions may be interspersed among the content items. The navigable menu area and the content display area may be displayed to the viewer at the same time as television programming is displayed on the television.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: TVWorks, LLC
    Inventors: Lena D. Chane, Matt Marenghi, Ty Ahmad-Taylor, Alex Chung, Prakash Hegde, Samuel Moreau, Darrel Haber
  • Publication number: 20130024906
    Abstract: iTV content is created and deployed using a server component adapted to allow content developers to create applications according to an authoring specification that describes a framework for same; a transport component including an operator-deployed application management system configured to optimize and deliver the aplications to one or more clients; and a client component adapted to render the applications through a television so as to permit user interaction therewith. The authoring specification provides for the presentation of content through one or more templates defined therein, allowing application definition and behavior to remain common across multiple client device types, middleware platforms, and/or iTV operating environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2003
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventors: John Carney, David Andrade, Sithampara Niranjan, David Brandyberry, Leon Franzen, Lena Chane, Matt Marenghi, Prakash Hegde, Alex Chung, Viva Chu, Greg Thomson, Ruth Dawson
  • Patent number: 8352983
    Abstract: A user interface for interactive television services is represented as a visual overlay that provides a viewer with knowledge of a library of available content relating to a currently tuned to television channel and navigation options for selecting desired portions of the available content from the library, the available content being designated according to business rules specified by a provider of the interactive television services. The visual overlay may be displayed over full-screen or embedded television programming, which may be broadcast television programming or on-demand television programming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: TVWORKS, LLC
    Inventors: Lena Chane, Samuel Moreau, Darrell Haber, Matt Marenghi