Patents by Inventor Mauro Barbieri

Mauro Barbieri 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: 10621642
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a recommender system (100), a computer-implemented recommending method, a corresponding computer readable medium and a corresponding computer program. A recommender system (100) is configured to send an electronic suggestion signal (186) to a respective user (199) of a user database (140) in dependence of a first like-degree (164) of a specific item, which has been determined based on items that the respective user has already recommended to his contacts. The electronic suggestion signal (186) suggests the respective user (199) to recommend the specific item to one or more of his contacts (198). In this way, personal based recommendations (188) are stimulated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: FUNKE DIGITAL TV GUIDE GMBH
    Inventors: Mauro Barbieri, Serverius Petrus Paulus Pronk, Jan Korst
  • Patent number: 10587931
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus (100), a video system, a method and a corresponding computer program and a computer readable medium for managing a personal channel (210) of a user (200). The apparatus (100) is configured to control a search engine (300) with a specified search string (132) that the apparatus (100) has generated by combining a predefined search string (122) and a metadata piece (214). Thereby, the apparatus (100) retrieves a non-linear content (314) item being similar to a specific linear content item being referenced by the metadata piece and causes a recommendation (152) to the user (200) to add the retrieved non-linear content item to his personal channel (210).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: FUNKE DIGITAL TV GUIDE GMBH
    Inventors: Jan Korst, Mauro Barbieri, Serverius Petrus Paulus Pronk
  • Patent number: 10404824
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an operating method of operating a recommender system, a filtering apparatus (260) for a recommender system (200), a recommender system and a corresponding computer program. An idea of the invention is to automatically learn for a user A in a social network, which recommendations of contacts of user A, who are also members of the social network, are relevant with respect to a genre into which user A is interested in. A learning algorithm is used to interpret feedback from user A in response to receiving recommendations from his/her contacts. Thereby, for each combination of a contact and a genre, a relevance-taste index can be determined. The determined relevance-taste index is subjected to a filter. Only such recommendations are provided to user A, whose associated relevance-taste indices fulfill a filtering criterion. Thereby, the amount of irrelevant recommendations submitted to user A can be significantly reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: FUNKE DIGITAL TV GUIDE GMBH
    Inventors: Jan Korst, Mauro Barbieri, Serverius Petrus Paulus Pronk
  • Patent number: 10372759
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus, a method and a computer program product for controlling a recommender system, wherein a user profile normally used by a recommender to predict user ratings is employed to generate a targeted query for the remote database yielding a set of results that can be scored by the recommender and provided as suggestions to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Funke Digital TV Guide GmbH
    Inventors: Mauro Barbieri, Serverius Petrus Paulus Pronk, Jan Korst
  • Publication number: 20190156942
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for assessing medical device quality. It is described to provide (210) at least one report associated with at least one medical image acquired by a medical device, wherein a report is associated with a corresponding medical image. The at least one report is analyzed and at least one image quality parameter is generated (220), wherein an image quality parameter is associated with a 5 corresponding report. The at least one image quality parameter is assessed and generating alert information relating to the medical device is generated (230).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Serverius Petrus Paulus PRONK, Carolina RIBBING, Johannes Henricus Maria KORST, Mauro BARBIERI, Marc Andre PETERS, Qi GAO, Reza KARIMI
  • Patent number: 10235419
    Abstract: The recommender system uses stored representations of relations between users. Access to an item by one or more first users in the storage system is recorded. When the recommender system detects a request for a rating of the item from a second user, the recommender system selects at least one of the first users that occurs in a stored relation with the second user. A query message that refers to the second user is then automatically transmitted to enter a rating for the item to a user address associated with the selected first users. Preferably at least one first user is selected for which it has been recorded that it has accessed the item but for which it has not yet given a rating. Preferably, the rating from the first user is passed to the second user via the recommender system, which records the rating for further use. The selection of the first user may be based on recorded data that measures correlation between ratings from the first and second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: S.I.SV.EL. SOCIETA ITALIANA PER LO SVILUPPO DELL'ELETTRONICA S.P.A.
    Inventors: Serverius Petrus Paulus Pronk, Mauro Barbieri, Johannes Henricus Maria Korst
  • Patent number: 10145043
    Abstract: The method for manufacturing tubular knitted articles (M) comprises the steps of: a) knitting a tubular knitted article (M) with the needle cylinder (3); b) transferring loops (MA) of a last-formed course of loops from the needles (5) of the needle cylinder (3) onto the pick-up members (27A, 27B) of a transfer unit (21), divided into two circular half-rings (25A, 25B, 27A, 27B) which can be overturned over each other; c) overturning one of the circular half-rings (25A, 25B, 27A, 27B) of pick-up members (27B) onto the other so as to arrange two edge portions of the final edge of the tubular knitted article (M) one onto the other; d) joining the two edge portions to one another by means of joining stitches (A, B, C, D) formed in intermediate spaces between adjacent pick-up members (27A), whereon the knitted tubular article (M) is retained; e) unloading the knitted tubular article (M) with the closed toe from the transfer unit (21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: STÄUBLI ITALIA S.P.A.
    Inventors: Gianni Conti, Massimo Venni, Mauro Barbieri
  • Patent number: 10127271
    Abstract: A system for generating a query includes a term unit (1) for extracting a term from at least one input document (51), to obtain an extracted term. A category unit (2) is arranged for associating the extracted term with a category that is semantically related with the extracted term. A query unit (3) is arranged for generating a query in dependence on the extracted term and the category. The query unit (3) includes an additional term unit (4) for generating at least one additional search term based on the category, and the query unit (3) is arranged for including the additional search term in the query. A submit unit (5) is arranged for submitting the query to at least one search engine (50), to obtain a plurality of found documents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Mauro Barbieri, Johannes Henricus Maria Korst, Pavankumar Murli Dadlani Mahtani, Zarko Aleksovski, Marc Andre Peters
  • Patent number: 10072973
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to a light sensing system configured to determine an amount of ambient light exposure experienced by a subject. The present invention wirelessly exchanges light information between different wearable devices of the same user and/or between devices of different users. Local and/or central light profile databases are built-up by the system and are shared between the devices so that light data that is typical for a location at a specific time of day and year can be used to estimate current ambient light levels for situations in which no measurement can be taken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Henning Maass, Guido Josef Müsch, Xavier Louis Marie Antoine Aubert, Elsa Inger Stapel Møst, Leo Jan Velthoven, Folke Charlotte Noertemann, Mauro Barbieri, Enrique Antonio Gil Ponce
  • Patent number: 10028030
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus (100), a video system, a method and a corresponding computer program and a computer readable medium for managing a personal channel (210) of a user (200). The apparatus (100) is configured to identify a personal channel data piece that specifies a content item that the user (200) of the personal channel might not like anymore. The apparatus (100) then suggests (142) to the user (200) to delete the corresponding identified personal channel data piece and thus assists the user (200) in keeping a clear personal channel (210).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Funke Digital TV Guide GmbH
    Inventors: Jan Korst, Mauro Barbieri, Serverius Petrus Paulus Pronk
  • Publication number: 20180137935
    Abstract: Systems and methods recommending edibles for consumption after considering a user's edible intake over a period of time. Each edible item, consumed or recommended, is associated with a set of parameters (or parameter ranges) that represent the various nutrients contained in that edible item (e.g., vitamins, minerals, calories, fat, etc.). The consumed items can be aggregated in various ways (simple averages, moving averages, weighted averages) to yield an overall indicator of the user's nutritional state and, given a goal nutritional state, edibles can be recommended for consumption that advance the user's nutritional state towards a goal nutritional state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Johannes Henricus Maria Korst, Serverius Petrus Paulus Pronk, Mauro Barbieri, Marc Andre Peters, Henriette Christine Marie Hoonhout, Ramon Antoine Wiro Clout
  • Patent number: 9967625
    Abstract: A recommender engine for recommending content items to a user comprises a profile generation unit having a pre-profile input unit, which is configured to receive pre-profile data comprising pre-profile text data suitable for identifying entities of interest to a given user, and having a pre-profile analysis unit, the entities of interest and to generate an initial user profile data set for the given user from the extracted identification data; a query generation unit, to generate at least two queries semantically different from each other to be directed to at least one content repository; a content retrieval unit, to issue the generated queries to the content repository and to receive in response to the queries, content-related response data comprising respective hit lists and an interleaver unit to generate from the different hit lists a single recommendation list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Funke Digital TV Guide GmbH
    Inventors: Jan Korst, Mauro Barbieri, Ramon Antoine Wiro Clout, Serverius Petrus Paulus Pronk
  • Patent number: 9959316
    Abstract: A method and a device for adjusting filter parameters comprises a display, a physical user interface, a memory and a processing unit. The memory comprises a sorted list of items in an ordered manner, the order determined by their rank, and each item has at least one feature-value pair that represents a value of a feature of the item. The processing unit generates a graphical representation of the items in the list in an ordered manner on the display. The processing unit responds to the user interface so as to allow a user to re-order (rearrange) and/or drop items in the graphical representation of the list of items; it modifies the rank of the items in the list, and it determines a like-degree for at least some of the feature-value pairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: FUNKE DIGITAL TV GUIDE GMBH
    Inventors: Jan Korst, Serverius Petrus Paulus Pronk, Mauro Barbieri
  • Patent number: 9940382
    Abstract: A data base system is disclosed for storing meta-data about labeled predominantly non-text items in a collection of labeled predominantly non-text items (lpnt items). The system comprises a storage facility (10), a keyword generation facility (20) and a meta-data enrichment facility (30). The storage facility (10) stores respective meta-data for lpnt items (i) within said collection, said meta-data comprising at least one lpnt item classification (gi) and a lpnt item description (Ti), said classification defining classes. The keyword generation facility (20), which generates keyword data for respective classes, comprises a retrieval module for retrieving terms from lpnt item descriptions of lpnt items associated with said classes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Mauro Barbieri, Johannes Henricus Maria Korst, Serverius Petrus Paulus Pronk, Ramon Antoine Wiro Clout
  • Patent number: 9843829
    Abstract: For the negotiation of an operator of a media-on-demand platform with its content providers a method and system for efficiently compiling media content items for the media-on-demand platform is provided. The method makes use of a combination of a recommender system to select a suitable set of media content items to be offered for a next period of service and a number-of-rentals predictor for estimating how many videos individual users will rent the following period of service. Furthermore, the method and system can be executed for estimating profit or loss from rentals over the following period of service as well as estimate customer satisfaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: FUNKE DIGITAL TV GUIDE GMBH
    Inventors: Jan Korst, Mauro Barbieri, Serverius Petrus Paulus Pronk, Ramon Antoine Wiro Clout, Paul Schenk
  • Patent number: 9843541
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of operating a recommender system arranged for being coupled to a computer implemented social network (200). The present invention furthermore relates to a corresponding computer program and to a corresponding recommender system (100) arranged for being coupled to a computer implemented social network (200). In particular, the present invention relates to a recommender system (100) being configured to provide a recommendation (172) relating to a content item being highly discussed in the social network (200), without the recommendation being necessarily based on some kind of a correlation between characteristics of a recipient (10) of the recommendation on the one side and characteristics of content items to be recommended and/or characteristics of contacts/friends of the recipient (10) on the other side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: FUNKE DIGITAL TV GUIDE GMBH
    Inventors: Jan Korst, Mauro Barbieri, Serverius Petrus Paulus Pronk
  • Patent number: 9829375
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a light sensing system for sensing ambient light intensity, comprising a light sensing device with at least one light sensor and a calibration device for calibrating the sensor. The calibration device comprises at least one light source that emits light with a standard intensity. The invention is further related to a corresponding method for calibrating a light sensing device, comprising the illumination of the light sensor of the light sensing device with light that has a standard intensity, the comparison of the output intensity signal of the sensor with an expected signal that corresponds to the standard intensity, and the matching of the output intensity signal of the sensor to the expected signal by adjusting a gain parameter of the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Xavier Louis Marie Antoine Aubert, Mauro Barbieri, Henning Maass, Guido Josef Müsch, Folke Charlotte Noertemann, Elsa Inger Stapel Most, Leo Jan Velthoven
  • Patent number: 9779164
    Abstract: A method of operating an apparatus for displaying content items on a display, a corresponding computer program for operating an apparatus and an apparatus for displaying content items on a display that is arranged for being coupled to the apparatus are provided. In particular, an apparatus is configured to display a plurality of content items in a two-dimensional grid in dependence of a respective relatedness between a selected content item and one of the content items to be displayed. The selected content item is positioned at a center of the display and the related content items are displayed such that associated relatedness values decrease both in left, right, up and down direction with respect to the center position. A user terminal that comprises such apparatus is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Funke Digital TV Guide GmbH
    Inventors: Mauro Barbieri, Serverius Petrus Paulus Pronk, Jan Korst
  • Publication number: 20170241052
    Abstract: The method for manufacturing tubular knitted articles (M) comprises the steps of: a) knitting a tubular knitted article (M) with the needle cylinder (3); b) transferring loops (MA) of a last-formed course of loops from the needles (5) of the needle cylinder (3) onto the pick-up members (27A, 27B) of a transfer unit (21), divided into two circular half-rings (25A, 25B, 27A, 27B) which can be overturned over each other; c) overturning one of the circular half-rings (25A, 25B, 27A, 27B) of pick-up members (27B) onto the other so as to arrange two edge portions of the final edge of the tubular knitted article (M) one onto the other; d) joining the two edge portions to one another by means of joining stitches (A, B, C, D) formed in intermediate spaces between adjacent pick-up members (27A), whereon the knitted tubular article (M) is retained; e) unloading the knitted tubular article (M) with the closed toe from the transfer unit (21).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: Gianni CONTI, Massimo VENNI, Mauro BARBIERI
  • Publication number: 20170154517
    Abstract: An air quality alert system provides a signal which indicates whether or not a door or window should be (fully or partially) opened or closed. The system takes account of the air quality in a first area (e.g. outdoors) as well as the proximity of the user to a door or window so that information is only provided when the user is situated at the door or window. This avoids overloading the user with unwanted information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventors: DZMITRY VIKTOROVICH ALIAKSEYEU, JOHANNES HENRICUS MARIA KORST, JAN MARTIJN KRANS, MAURO BARBIERI ABN AMRO, JONATHAN DAVID MASON, SERVERIUS PETRUS PAULUS PRONK, JOHAN PARTOMO DJAJADININGRAT, KORAY KARAKAYA, FRANCISCUS JACOBUS VOSSEN, SEYOUNG KIM, JOHAN MARRA, PIETER JOSEPH MATHIAS CUSTERS