Patents by Inventor Matthew Kaufman

Matthew Kaufman 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: 20190303534
    Abstract: One embodiment provides for a method including determining, by at least one processor, sequence-sequence distances for a biological sequence collection. The at least one processor generates a matrix Mij of the sequence-sequence distances, where i and j are positive integers. The at least one processor further generates clusters for the matrix Mij by performing hierarchical clustering. A self-consistent taxonomy is created from the clusters. A visual heat map display of the matrix Mij is selectively controlled using metadata, zoom input and opacity input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew Davis, James Kaufman, Mark Kunitomi
  • Patent number: 9894059
    Abstract: A method of associating a first device with a second device is disclosed. The first device through a connected speaker broadcasts a request for association using an audio signal. The broadcasted audio signal is received by the second device through its microphone. The first and second devices then cooperatively verifies a security code and upon a successful verification of the security code, the first and the second devices are enabled to communicate with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Skype
    Inventor: Matthew Kaufman
  • Publication number: 20170180350
    Abstract: A method of associating a first device with a second device is disclosed. The first device through a connected speaker broadcasts a request for association using an audio signal. The broadcasted audio signal is received by the second device through its microphone. The first and second devices then cooperatively verifies a security code and upon a successful verification of the security code, the first and the second devices are enabled to communicate with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: Skype
    Inventor: Matthew Kaufman
  • Patent number: 9680892
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, based on multi-bit-rate streaming for inserting secondary streaming media into primary streaming media are described. In some implementations, the secondary streaming media, also referred to as insertion-media, may be advertisements. In other implementations, the secondary streaming media may be breaking news, emergency notifications or public service announcements. The systems and methods disclosed in this specification enable seamless integration of insertion-media streams with a primary media stream for providing a viewer a high-quality online video experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventor: Matthew Kaufman
  • Patent number: 9628514
    Abstract: A method of associating a first device with a second device is disclosed. The first device through its speaker broadcasts a request for association using an audio signal. The broadcasted audio signal is received by the second device through its microphone. The first and second devices then cooperatively verifies a security code and upon a successful verification of the security code, the first and the second devices are enabled to communicate with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Skype
    Inventor: Matthew Kaufman
  • Patent number: 9485291
    Abstract: This specification describes technologies relating to imparting real-time priority-based network communications in an encrypted session. In general, aspects of the subject matter described can be embodied in methods that include establishing, based on cryptographic information in a reserved, random-data portion of a handshake communication, a session, receiving parameter values relating to a sub media stream, included in a header of a network communication, storing the parameter values, obtaining state information and a data payload included in a second network communication, identifying, from the state information, a purpose of the second network communication, and whether a header of the second network communication includes one or more new values corresponding to one or more of the parameters, updating one or more of the stored values based on the one or more new values, and processing the data payload based on the identified purpose and the stored parameter values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: ADBOE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Pritham Shetty, Asa Whillock, Edward Chan, Srinivas Manapragada, Matthew Kaufman, Michael Thornburgh
  • Patent number: 9391808
    Abstract: Multimedia files, such as audio programming, are currently available to Internet users through a combination of their personal computer, an optional portable digital audio player, and an Internet connection. Many audio programs are now currently distributed over the Internet in a syndicated form known as a “podcast”, allowing users to access the latest version or “episode” of the program. The disclosed systems and methods provide a convenient, publicly-accessible system for allocating and using dedicated phone numbers to enable access to these programs. A person can simply place a telephone call and listen to such syndicated or otherwise distributed audio programming through the telephone network without the use of a computer or portable digital audio player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Inventors: Matthew Kaufman, Michael Sharp, Christopher Coleman
  • Patent number: 9385877
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-program products enable multicasts. Data corresponding to a multicast from a source is received from a native multicast address. Other data corresponding to the multicast from the sources is also received from a mesh network. The data and the other data is assembled to generate combined data, and at least some of the combined data is stored or displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Matthew Kaufman, Michael Thornburgh
  • Patent number: 9300733
    Abstract: The subject matter disclosed herein relates to communication between a client and a server in a communications network. In one particular example, a server is selected from a plurality of servers to provide a resource and/or a service to a client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Michael Thornburgh, Matthew Kaufman
  • Patent number: 9288229
    Abstract: A method of pairing a first device with a second device is disclosed. Accordingly, an image that include encoded data is generated by the first device. The encoded data includes a unique identifier for identifying the first device and an arbitrary security code. The first device displays the image on a display. The second device captures the image using an image sensing device. The encoded data is decoded to generate a decoded data. The second device sends the decoded data to a server that is communicatively connected to the first device and the second device. Upon receiving the decoded data and using the unique identifier, the server communicates with the first device to verify the arbitrary security code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Skype
    Inventor: Matthew Kaufman
  • Patent number: 9191219
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, can include establishing communications with one or more peers in a communication group via one or more unicast communication channels; sending a participation information request on a multicast communication channel of a local network to discover peers that participate in the communication group; receiving one or more responses to the participation information request on the multicast channel of the local network from one or more peers that participate in the communication group; selecting one or more of the peers from which the one or more responses were received based on a network topology condition to reduce communication latency in at least a portion of the communication group; and communicating with the one or more selected peers to distribute information within the communication group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Matthew Kaufman, Michael Thornburgh
  • Patent number: 9055051
    Abstract: This specification describes technologies relating to imparting cryptographic information in network communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Asa Whillock, Edward Chan, Srinivas Manapragada, Matthew Kaufman, Pritham Shetty, Michael Thornburgh
  • Publication number: 20150142927
    Abstract: This specification describes technologies relating to imparting real-time priority-based network communications in an encrypted session. In general aspects of the subject matter described can be embodied in methods that include establishing, based on cryptographic information in a reserved, random-data portion of a handshake communication, a session, receiving parameter values relating to a sub media stream, included in a header of a network communication, storing the parameter values, obtaining state information and a data payload included in a second network communication, identifying, from the state information, a purpose of the second network communication, and whether a header of the second network communication includes one or more new values corresponding to one or more of the parameters, updating one or more of the stored values based on the one or more new values, and processing the data payload based on the identified purpose and the stored parameter values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Pritham Shetty, Asa Whillock, Edward Manapragada, Srinivas Manapragada, Matthew Kaufman, Michael Thomburgh
  • Patent number: 8918644
    Abstract: This specification describes technologies relating to imparting real-time priority-based network communications in an encrypted session. In general, aspects of the subject matter described can be embodied in methods that include establishing, based on cryptographic information in a reserved, random-data portion of a handshake communication, a session, receiving parameter values relating to a sub media stream, included in a header of a network communication, storing the parameter values, obtaining state information and a data payload included in a second network communication, identifying, from the state information, a purpose of the second network communication, and whether a header of the second network communication includes one or more new values corresponding to one or more of the parameters, updating one or more of the stored values based on the one or more new values, and processing the data payload based on the identified purpose and the stored parameter values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Pritham Shetty, Asa Whillock, Edward Chan, Srinivas Manapragada, Matthew Kaufman, Michael Thornburgh
  • Publication number: 20140173278
    Abstract: This specification describes technologies relating to imparting cryptographic information in network communications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Asa Whillock, Edward Chan, Srinivas Manapragada, Matthew Kaufman, Pritham Shetty, Michael Thornburgh
  • Patent number: 8650313
    Abstract: The subject matter disclosed herein relates to communication between a client and a server or between peers in a communications network. In one particular example, only a desired server from a plurality of servers addressable through a socket address may respond to a client request to initiate a session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael Thornburgh, Matthew Kaufman
  • Patent number: 8542825
    Abstract: This specification describes technologies relating to imparting cryptographic information in network communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Asa Whillock, Edward Chan, Srinivas Manapragada, Matthew Kaufman, Pritham Shetty, Michael Thornburgh
  • Publication number: 20130208620
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, can include establishing communications with one or more peers in a communication group via one or more unicast communication channels; sending a participation information request on a multicast communication channel of a local network to discover peers that participate in the communication group; receiving one or more responses to the participation information request on the multicast channel of the local network from one or more peers that participate in the communication group; selecting one or more of the peers from which the one or more responses were received based on a network topology condition to reduce communication latency in at least a portion of the communication group; and communicating with the one or more selected peers to distribute information within the communication group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2009
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Matthew Kaufman, Michael Thornburgh
  • Publication number: 20130166765
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, based on multi-bit-rate streaming for inserting secondary streaming media into primary streaming media are described. In some implementations, the secondary streaming media, also referred to as insertion-media, may be advertisements. In other implementations, the secondary streaming media may be breaking news, emergency notifications or public service announcements. The systems and methods disclosed in this specification enable seamless integration of insertion-media streams with a primary media stream for providing a viewer a high-quality online video experience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Matthew Kaufman
  • Publication number: 20130122810
    Abstract: A method of associating a first device with a second device is disclosed. The first device through its speaker broadcasts a request for association using an audio signal. The broadcasted audio signal is received by the second device through its microphone. The first and second devices then cooperatively verifies a security code and upon a successful verification of the security code, the first and the second devices are enabled to communicate with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: Skype Limited
    Inventor: Matthew KAUFMAN