Patents by Inventor Matthew McKenna

Matthew McKenna 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: 9820013
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a content distribution method includes: generating a security identifier associated with content; storing the security identifier to be associated with metadata related to the content; providing the content and the security identifier to a receiving entity; and receiving a metadata request from the receiving entity, wherein the metadata request corresponds to the metadata related to the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: NBCUNIVERSAL MEDIA, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew McKenna
  • Patent number: 9374606
    Abstract: Supplemental digital content is provided to be played in synchronization with primary digital content on a media device, such as a television, handheld device, smart phone, computer, and so forth. The supplemental digital content is timed to a long-form version of the primary content and is then synchronized based upon a linearized content (e.g., broadcast) schedule of the long-form content with populated pods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: NBCUniversal Media, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew McKenna, Myra Einstein
  • Publication number: 20160057507
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a content distribution method includes: generating a security identifier associated with content; storing the security identifier to be associated with metadata related to the content; providing the content and the security identifier to a receiving entity; and receiving a metadata request from the receiving entity, wherein the metadata request corresponds to the metadata related to the content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventor: Matthew McKenna
  • Patent number: 9060206
    Abstract: Supplementary digital content is provided to be played with primary digital content on a media device, such as a television, handheld device, smart phone, computer, and so forth. The primary digital content is sampled, and the time of the sample is noted. The primary digital content is identified, and the supplementary digital content is selected and transmitted, with an indication of timing for play of the supplementary digital content based upon the sample time. Synchronization of the primary and supplementary digital content playback is based upon reference to the sample time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: NBCUniversal Media, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Berkowitz, Scott Wolynski, Myra Einstein, Matthew McKenna, Arturo Vermolen, Christopher J. Falkner
  • Publication number: 20150100999
    Abstract: Supplemental digital content is provided to be played in synchronization with primary digital content on a media device, such as a television, handheld device, smart phone, computer, and so forth. The supplemental digital content is timed to a long-form version of the primary content and is then synchronized based upon a linearized content (e.g., broadcast) schedule of the long-form content with populated pods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: NBCUniversal Media, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew McKenna, Myra Einstein
  • Patent number: 8737813
    Abstract: Primary digital content played on a media device, such as a television, handheld device, smart phone, computer, or other device, is sampled and data is derived from the sample for identification of the primary digital content. Automatic content recognition is performed to determine the primary digital content. The time of the sample may also be determined. Supplementary digital content is then selected and transmitted to the media device, or to another device, based upon the identified primary digital content. The supplementary digital content may be adapted in layout, type, length, or other manners, based upon the platform and/or configuration of the media device or any other device to which the supplementary digital content is transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: NBCUniversal Media, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Berkowitz, Scott Wolynski, Myra Einstein, Matthew McKenna, Arturo Vermolen, Christopher J. Falkner
  • Publication number: 20130071090
    Abstract: Primary digital content played on a media device, such as a television, handheld device, smart phone, computer, or other device, is sampled and data is derived from the sample for identification of the primary digital content. Automatic content recognition is performed to determine the primary digital content. The time of the sample may also be determined. Supplementary digital content is then selected and transmitted to the media device, or to another device, based upon the identified primary digital content. The supplementary digital content may be adapted in layout, type, length, or other manners, based upon the platform and/or configuration of the media device or any other device to which the supplementary digital content is transmitted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: NBCUniversal Media LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Berkowitz, Scott Wolynski, Myra Einstein, Matthew McKenna, Arturo Vermolen, Christopher J. Falkner
  • Publication number: 20130070152
    Abstract: Supplementary digital content is provided to be played with primary digital content on a media device, such as a television, handheld device, smart phone, computer, and so forth. The primary digital content is sampled, and the time of the sample is noted. The primary digital content is identified, and the supplementary digital content is selected and transmitted, with an indication of timing for play of the supplementary digital content based upon the sample time. Synchronization of the primary and supplementary digital content playback is based upon reference to the sample time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: NBCUniversal Media LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Berkowitz, Scott Wolynski, Myra Einstein, Matthew McKenna, Arturo Vermolen, Christopher J. Falkner