Patents by Inventor Max Abecassis

Max Abecassis 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: 20180161681
    Abstract: Systems for, and methods of, downloading, over a communications network from a remote provider to a device, a movie related avatar part that is responsive to a noteworthy item depicted in a movie, and another movie related avatar part that is responsive to a noteworthy item depicted in another movie; enabling a player to spend an amount of in-game currency in order to customize an avatar with the movie related avatar part that is responsive to a noteworthy item depicted in the movie, and to contemporaneously customize the avatar with the another movie related avatar part that is responsive to a noteworthy item depicted in the another movie; displaying the player's customized avatar during a multiplayer movie trivia game session comprising a set of questions relating to a plurality of movies; and wherein the player is incentivized to acquire in-game currency by the opportunity to sponsor a production of a set of questions relating to a movie selected by the player.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Max Abecassis, Ryan M. Donahue
  • Publication number: 20170361219
    Abstract: Methods of displaying, for a first player, at least one of a plurality of single-player movie trivia game sessions; awarding, responsive to the first player playing at least one of a plurality of single-player movie trivia game sessions, an amount of in-game currency to the first player; enabling the first player to establish a multiplayer movie trivia game session by risking an amount of in-game currency awarded to the first player; enabling a multiplayer movie trivia game session competition between the first player and a second player risking an equivalent amount of the in-game currency; displaying, for a first player and for the second player, a set of questions from a plurality of movie related questions; and awarding, responsive to the multiplayer movie trivia game session competition, the amount of in-game currency risked by the first player and by the second player.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Max Abecassis, Ryan M. Donahue
  • Publication number: 20170318347
    Abstract: Systems for, and methods of, playing, from a remote video provider, a video; receiving, during the playing of the video, a request for information; identifying, responsive to the request for information, a request location in the video; selecting, from a plurality of video location identifiers, a video location identifier that is responsive to the identified request location, the selected video location identifier being associated with an identification of a musical item depicted within the video; displaying the identification of the musical item depicted within the video; and enabling reviewing, at a time convenient to a user, purchase information that is responsive to the identification of the musical item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Max Abecassis, Ryan M. Donahue
  • Patent number: 9743145
    Abstract: Systems for, and methods of, displaying video information comprising: a second screen device obtaining current play position data of a video being played on a primary screen device (e.g., obtaining from the primary screen device an identification of a current play position of the video, or obtaining information to generate an acoustic fingerprint of the video); determining a current play position of the video playing on the primary screen device based upon the current play position data (e.g., identification of the current play position or the acoustic fingerprint); downloading information (e.g., video map, subtitles, moral principles, objectionable content, memorable content, performers, geographical maps, shopping, plot point, item, ratings, and trivia information) over a computer communications network into the memory of the second screen device; and displaying information on the second screen device synchronized with the contemporaneously played video on the primary screen device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Inventors: Max Abecassis, Ryan M. Donahue
  • Publication number: 20170229151
    Abstract: A system comprising a remote video provider and a device; the device, capable of processing data and instructions executable by a processor, when executing the instructions, performs the steps of: streaming, from the remote video provider and over a communications network, a video; receiving, during a playing of the video, a request for information; pausing the playing of the video in response to the request for information; displaying information responsive to the request for information; and resuming, following a termination of the displaying of information, the playing of the video at a location in the video that (i) precedes a location at which the video was paused, and (ii) is responsive to a beginning of a video segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventor: Max Abecassis
  • Publication number: 20170134808
    Abstract: Systems for, and methods of, displaying video information comprising: a second screen device obtaining current play position data of a video being played on a primary screen device (e.g., obtaining from the primary screen device an identification of a current play position of the video, or obtaining information to generate an acoustic fingerprint of the video); determining a current play position of the video playing on the primary screen device based upon the current play position data (e.g., identification of the current play position or the acoustic fingerprint); downloading information (e.g., video map, subtitles, moral principles, objectionable content, memorable content, performers, geographical maps, shopping, plot point, item, ratings, and trivia information) over a computer communications network into the memory of the second screen device; and displaying information on the second screen device synchronized with the contemporaneously played video on the primary screen device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Inventors: Max Abecassis, Ryan M. Donahue
  • Patent number: 9615142
    Abstract: Systems for, and methods of, displaying video information comprising: a second screen device obtaining current play position data of a video being played on a primary screen device (e.g., obtaining from the primary screen device an identification of a current play position of the video, or obtaining information to generate an acoustic fingerprint of the video); determining a current play position of the video playing on the primary screen device based upon the current play position data (e.g., identification of the current play position or the acoustic fingerprint); downloading information (e.g., video map, subtitles, moral principles, objectionable content, memorable content, performers, geographical maps, shopping, plot point, item, ratings, and trivia information) over a computer communications network into the memory of the second screen device; and displaying information on the second screen device synchronized with the contemporaneously played video on the primary screen device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Inventors: Max Abecassis, Ryan M. Donahue
  • Patent number: 9609395
    Abstract: Systems for, and methods of, displaying video information comprising: a second screen device obtaining current play position data of a video being played on a primary screen device (e.g., obtaining from the primary screen device an identification of a current play position of the video, or obtaining information to generate an acoustic fingerprint of the video); determining a current play position of the video playing on the primary screen device based upon the current play position data (e.g., identification of the current play position or the acoustic fingerprint); downloading information (e.g., video map, subtitles, moral principles, objectionable content, memorable content, performers, geographical maps, shopping, plot point, item, ratings, and trivia information) over a computer communications network into the memory of the second screen device; and displaying information on the second screen device synchronized with the contemporaneously played video on the primary screen device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Inventors: Max Abecassis, Ryan M. Donahue
  • Publication number: 20170072302
    Abstract: Systems and methods for displaying movie related information on a system (e.g., a smartphone, tablet, personal computer, and devices comprising processing, memory, communications, and a display) capable of displaying information and features of an application's movie related functions (e.g., dilemmas, filmmaking, locations, music, plot info, quotes, food recipes, shopping, superfan, trivia, vehicles & weapons identification, and performer/character identification) in each of a plurality of presentation modes (e.g., synchronization, lists, and games modes).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Max Abecassis, Ryan M. Donahue
  • Publication number: 20170072301
    Abstract: Systems and methods for displaying movie related information on a system (e.g., a smartphone, tablet, personal computer, and devices comprising processing, memory, communications, and a display) capable of displaying information and features of an application's movie related functions (e.g., dilemmas, filmmaking, locations, music, plot info, quotes, food recipes, shopping, superfan, trivia, vehicles & weapons identification, and performer/character identification) in each of a plurality of presentation modes (e.g., synchronization, lists, and games modes).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Max Abecassis, Ryan M. Donahue
  • Patent number: 9596502
    Abstract: A method comprising the steps of: generating an acoustic fingerprint that is responsive to a playing of a movie; searching, responsive to the acoustic fingerprint, an acoustic database; generating a dialogue fingerprint that is responsive to the playing of the movie; searching, responsive to the dialogue fingerprint, a dialogue database; identifying, responsive to the searching of the acoustic database and responsive to the searching of the dialogue database, a location within the movie; and displaying, responsive to the identified location, an information item that is associated with the identified location; and wherein the generating the dialogue fingerprint comprises a conversion of a portion of dialogue to text; wherein the searching the acoustic database is initially limited to a portion of the acoustic database; wherein the identifying is further responsive to a confidence indicator; and wherein a subsequent searching is responsive to a synchronization suspend timer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Inventors: Max Abecassis, Ivars Blodnieks
  • Patent number: 9583147
    Abstract: Systems for, and methods of, displaying video information comprising: a second screen device obtaining current play position data of a video being played on a primary screen device (e.g., obtaining from the primary screen device an identification of a current play position of the video, or obtaining information to generate an acoustic fingerprint of the video); determining a current play position of the video playing on the primary screen device based upon the current play position data (e.g., identification of the current play position or the acoustic fingerprint); downloading information (e.g., video map, subtitles, moral principles, objectionable content, memorable content, performers, geographical maps, shopping, plot point, item, ratings, and trivia information) over a computer communications network into the memory of the second screen device; and displaying information on the second screen device synchronized with the contemporaneously played video on the primary screen device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Inventors: Max Abecassis, Ryan M. Donahue
  • Patent number: 9578370
    Abstract: Systems for, and methods of, displaying video information comprising: a second screen device obtaining current play position data of a video being played on a primary screen device (e.g., obtaining from the primary screen device an identification of a current play position of the video, or obtaining information to generate an acoustic fingerprint of the video); determining a current play position of the video playing on the primary screen device based upon the current play position data (e.g., identification of the current play position or the acoustic fingerprint); downloading information (e.g., video map, subtitles, moral principles, objectionable content, memorable content, performers, geographical maps, shopping, plot point, item, ratings, and trivia information) over a computer communications network into the memory of the second screen device; and displaying information on the second screen device synchronized with the contemporaneously played video on the primary screen device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Inventors: Max Abecassis, Ryan M. Donahue
  • Patent number: 9576334
    Abstract: Systems for, and methods of, displaying video information comprising: a second screen device obtaining current play position data of a video being played on a primary screen device (e.g., obtaining from the primary screen device an identification of a current play position of the video, or obtaining information to generate an acoustic fingerprint of the video); determining a current play position of the video playing on the primary screen device based upon the current play position data (e.g., identification of the current play position or the acoustic fingerprint); downloading information (e.g., video map, subtitles, moral principles, objectionable content, memorable content, performers, geographical maps, shopping, plot point, item, ratings, trivia information, and recipe information) over a computer communications network into the memory of the second screen device; and displaying information on the second screen device synchronized with the contemporaneously played video on the primary screen device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Inventors: Max Abecassis, Ryan M. Donahue
  • Patent number: 9578392
    Abstract: Systems for, and methods of, displaying video information comprising: a second screen device obtaining current play position data of a video being played on a primary screen device (e.g., obtaining from the primary screen device an identification of a current play position of the video, or obtaining information to generate an acoustic fingerprint of the video); determining a current play position of the video playing on the primary screen device based upon the current play position data (e.g., identification of the current play position or the acoustic fingerprint); downloading information (e.g., video map, subtitles, moral principles, objectionable content, memorable content, performers, geographical maps, shopping, plot point, item, ratings, and trivia information) over a computer communications network into the memory of the second screen device; and displaying information on the second screen device synchronized with the contemporaneously played video on the primary screen device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Inventors: Max Abecassis, Ryan M. Donahue
  • Patent number: 9516373
    Abstract: A method comprising the steps of: generating an acoustic fingerprint that is responsive to a playing of a movie on a primary screen device; searching, responsive to the acoustic fingerprint, an acoustic database; identifying, responsive to the searching of the acoustic database, a location within the movie; displaying an information item that is responsive to the identified location within the movie, a predefined playing time separation from a previous display of an information item, and a selecting of information items of each of a plurality of movie related information functions, the selecting being disproportionately in favor of at least one of the plurality of movie related information functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Inventors: Max Abecassis, Ryan M. Donahue
  • Patent number: 9380282
    Abstract: An apparatus capable of, and a method comprising, the steps of: receiving, from a user during a playing of a feature-length movie, a request for item information relating to a product placement depicted within the feature-length movie; identifying a request location that is responsive to the request for item information; searching a plurality of segment definitions to identify a segment definition that is responsive to the request location, a segment definition defines, responsive to a depiction of a product placement, a beginning and an ending of a video segment within the feature-length movie; displaying item information associated with a segment definition that is responsive to the request location; receiving from the user a request for additional item information relating to a displayed item information; and enabling a display of product placement purchase information in response to the request for additional item information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Inventor: Max Abecassis
  • Publication number: 20150348590
    Abstract: A method comprising the steps of monitoring a play location within a playing of a video; selecting, from a plurality of video frame identifiers, a video frame identifier that is responsive to the play location, the selected video frame identifier being associated with information for retrieving, from a remote source, an interactive satellite map relating to a locale depicted within the video, the information further comprising magnification information; providing, during the playing of the video and responsive to the selected video frame identifier, an indication that information is available; receiving a request that is responsive to the indication; and providing, responsive to the request, an interactive satellite map relating to the locale depicted within the video, the interactive satellite map being responsive to the magnification information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: CUSTOMPLAY LLC
    Inventor: Max Abecassis
  • Patent number: 9147433
    Abstract: A video map comprising a first plurality of segment definitions defining video segments within a video, the defining being responsive to at least one presentation of the video less in length than the length of the video; a first segment definition that defines a first video segment within the video and is associated with an actual identity of a locale depicted within the first video segment, the actual identity of the locale being different than a locale identity as represented in the video; a second segment definition that defines a second video segment within the video and is associated with an identification of a cinematic technique depicted within the second video segment; and a third segment definition that defines a third video segment within the video and is associated with an explanation of a depiction within the third video segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Inventor: Max Abecassis
  • Patent number: 9135955
    Abstract: A video map comprising a first plurality of segment definitions defining video segments within a video, the defining being responsive to at least one presentation of the video less in length than the length of the video; a first segment definition that defines a first video segment within the video and is associated with an actual identity of a locale depicted within the first video segment, the actual identity of the locale being different than a locale identity as represented in the video; a second segment definition that defines a second video segment within the video and is associated with an identification of a cinematic technique depicted within the second video segment; and a third segment definition that defines a third video segment within the video and is associated with an explanation of a depiction within the third video segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Inventor: Max Abecassis