Patents by Inventor Michael C. Reynolds

Michael C. Reynolds 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: 20190266616
    Abstract: Systems and methods for delivering application media content to multiple social media systems (SMSs) for display to SMS members. The method includes the steps of providing initial application media content to respective SMSs. Once a respective SMS member interacts with the initial content, a social relationship management system (SRMS) receives indication from an SMS of such interaction, and retrieves a unique application media file relating to application media content. The unique application media file is then applied to an application media container file that overcomes certain formatting protocols and requirements of the SMS and enables transmission and delivery of the application media content to the SMS. The application media content is then delivered to the SMS member on the SMS through the application media container file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Strutton, Paulo Delgado, Slain J. Wilde, Chad Estes, Benjamin Turner, John Schult, John Maxwell, Jason C. Reynolds, Bryan S. Pocius, Horace Williams, II, John B. Nolt
  • Patent number: 10339541
    Abstract: Systems and methods for delivering application media content to multiple social media systems (SMSs) for display to SMS members. The method includes the steps of providing initial application media content to respective SMSs. Once a respective SMS member interacts with the initial content, a social relationship management system (SRMS) receives indication from an SMS of such interaction, and retrieves a unique application media file relating to application media content. The unique application media file is then applied to an application media container file that overcomes certain formatting protocols and requirements of the SMS and enables transmission and delivery of the application media content to the SMS. The application media content is then delivered to the SMS member on the SMS through the application media container file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael J. Strutton, Slain J. Wilde, Chad Estes, Benjamin Turner, John Schult, John Maxwell, Jason C. Reynolds, Bryan S. Pocius, Horace Williams, II, John B. Nolt
  • Publication number: 20150147936
    Abstract: A mechanized, movable toy with the ability to interact with and explore its environment, while performing actions and creating noises at specific intervals. The toy has at least two receivers and a control unit capable of detecting wireless signals from a source and capable of reacting to move towards the source of the wireless signals. Once the toy enters within an area of the source, the toy performs a new action. The source may be a stationary device, handheld device, movable device, or another mobile toy. The toy may contain switches thereupon to switch the toy on or off. The receivers may be arranged in and around the toy to detect the wireless signals from one side of the toy or another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: CEPIA LLC
    Inventors: James Russell Hornsby, Joseph L. McGowan, Michael C. Reynolds
  • Patent number: 9013630
    Abstract: A method for encoding a carrier signal in a video signal, the video signal having one or more frames, the frames each having a first field and a second field, the first field and the second field of each frame having a plurality of scan lines, each having a plurality of pixels with an intensity value indicating brightness, the method comprising selectively designating the plurality of scan lines of the first field of the one or more frames as up lines or down lines, calculating an optimum amount of adjustment to the pixels of the up lines and the down lines, and selectively increasing the intensity value of pixels of the up lines and decreasing the intensity value of pixels of the down lines by the optimum amount of adjustment thereby modulating the video signal with a carrier signal and creating a modulated video signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Koplar Interactive Systems International, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher E. Chupp, Michael S. Gramelspacher, Jesse J. Chounard, II, James G. Wither, Yousri H. Barsoum, Michael C. Reynolds
  • Publication number: 20140328408
    Abstract: A method for encoding a carrier signal in a video signal, the video signal having one or more frames, the frames each having a first field and a second field, the first field and the second field of each frame having a plurality of scan lines, each having a plurality of pixels with an intensity value indicating brightness, the method comprising selectively designating the plurality of scan lines of the first field of the one or more frames as up lines or down lines, calculating an optimum amount of adjustment to the pixels of the up lines and the down lines, and selectively increasing the intensity value of pixels of the up lines and decreasing the intensity value of pixels of the down lines by the optimum amount of adjustment thereby modulating the video signal with a carrier signal and creating a modulated video signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Christopher E. Chupp, Michael S. Gramelspacher, Jesse J. Chounard, II, James G. Withers, Yousri H. Barsoum, Michael C. Reynolds
  • Patent number: 8823875
    Abstract: A method for encoding a carrier signal in a video signal, the video signal having one or more frames, the frames each having a first field and a second field, the first field and the second field of each frame having a plurality of scan lines, each having a plurality of pixels with an intensity value indicating brightness, the method comprising selectively designating the plurality of scan lines of the first field of the one or more frames as up lines or down lines, calculating an optimum amount of adjustment to the pixels of the up lines and the down lines, and selectively increasing the intensity value of pixels of the up lines and decreasing the intensity value of pixels of the down lines by the optimum amount of adjustment thereby modulating the video signal with a carrier signal and creating a modulated video signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Koplar Interactive Systems International L.L.C.
    Inventors: Christopher E. Chupp, Michael S. Gramelspacher, Jesse J. Chounard, II, James G. Withers, Yousri H. Barsoum, Michael C. Reynolds
  • Publication number: 20140176793
    Abstract: A method for encoding a carrier signal in a video signal, the video signal having one or more frames, the frames each having a first field and a second field, the first field and the second field of each frame having a plurality of scan lines, each having a plurality of pixels with an intensity value indicating brightness, the method comprising selectively designating the plurality of scan lines of the first field of the one or more frames as up lines or down lines, calculating an optimum amount of adjustment to the pixels of the up lines and the down lines, and selectively increasing the intensity value of pixels of the up lines and decreasing the intensity value of pixels of the down lines by the optimum amount of adjustment thereby modulating the video signal with a carrier signal and creating a modulated video signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Koplar Interactive Systems International, LLC
    Inventors: CHRISTOPHER E. CHUPP, Michael S. Gramelspacher, Jesse J. Chounard, II, James G. Withers, Yousri H. Barsoum, Michael C. Reynolds
  • Patent number: 8704946
    Abstract: A method for encoding a carrier signal in a video signal, the video signal having one or more frames, the frames each having a first field and a second field, the first field and the second field of each frame having a plurality of scan lines, each having a plurality of pixels with an intensity value indicating brightness, the method comprising selectively designating the plurality of scan lines of the first field of the one or more frames as up lines or down lines, calculating an optimum amount of adjustment to the pixels of the up lines and the down lines, and selectively increasing the intensity value of pixels of the up lines and decreasing the intensity value of pixels of the down lines by the optimum amount of adjustment thereby modulating the video signal with a carrier signal and creating a modulated video signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Koplar Interactive Systems International L.L.C.
    Inventors: Christopher E. Chupp, Michael S. Gramelspacher, Jesse J. Chounard, II, James G. Withers, Yousri H. Barsoum, Michael C. Reynolds
  • Publication number: 20130271652
    Abstract: A method for encoding a carrier signal in a video signal, the video signal having one or more frames, the frames each having a first field and a second field, the first field and the second field of each frame having a plurality of scan lines, each having a plurality of pixels with an intensity value indicating brightness, the method comprising selectively designating the plurality of scan lines of the first field of the one or more frames as up lines or down lines, calculating an optimum amount of adjustment to the pixels of the up lines and the down lines, and selectively increasing the intensity value of pixels of the up lines and decreasing the intensity value of pixels of the down lines by the optimum amount of adjustment thereby modulating the video signal with a carrier signal and creating a modulated video signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Christopher E. Chupp, Michael S. Gramelspacher, Jesse J. Chounard, II, James G. Withers, Yousri H. Barsoum, Michael C. Reynolds
  • Patent number: 8439757
    Abstract: An entertainment device is configured to receive a limited range wireless signal from at least one other entertainment device when adjacently arranged in close physical proximity to at least one other entertainment device, and to responsively operate in a first mode or a second mode based on whether the other entertainment device is adjacent a first side or second side. In the first mode, the entertainment device initiates one or more wireless activation signals to control an audio/visual element of another entertainment device. In the second mode, the entertainment device receives wireless activation signals from another entertainment device to control activation of an audio/visual element of the receiving entertainment device. Each device is interchangeable between operation in the first mode of controlling at least one other entertainment device and the second mode of being controlled by another entertainment device based on position of one entertainment device relative to the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Cepia, LLC
    Inventors: James Russell Hornsby, Joseph L. McGowan, Michael C. Reynolds, Steven Fink, Robert W. Jeffway, Jr., Steven R. Casino
  • Patent number: 8405772
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and system for signal modulation. A plurality of pixels are selected in a pattern such that a first pixel group of the plurality of pixels is unpaired with a second pixel group of the plurality of pixels throughout the pattern in a portion of a video signal. The intensity of the plurality of the pixels is altered at a constant magnitude in the portion of the video signal pursuant to the pattern in a substantially invisible way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Koplar Interactive Systems International L.L.C.
    Inventors: Christopher E. Chupp, Michael S. Gramelspacher, Jesse J. Chounard, II, James G. Withers, Yousri H. Barsoum, Michael C. Reynolds
  • Patent number: 8233088
    Abstract: A method for modulating a video signal. Frames of a plurality of frames are selected for modulation. A first magnitude alternation pattern is designated for each of a first area of a field of the selected frames. A second magnitude alternation pattern is designated for each of a second area of the field of the selected frames. The intensity of a plurality of pixels of a plurality of scan lines of the field of the selected frames is altered as designated by either the first magnitude alternation pattern or the second magnitude alternation pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Koplar Interactive Systems International, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Michael C. Reynolds, James G. Withers, Yousri H. Barsoum, Jesse J. Chounard, II, Edward J. Koplar
  • Publication number: 20120077597
    Abstract: An entertainment device is configured to receive a limited range wireless signal from at least one other entertainment device when adjacently arranged in close physical proximity to at least one other entertainment device, and to responsively operate in a first mode or a second mode based on whether the other entertainment device is adjacent a first side or second side. In the first mode, the entertainment device initiates one or more wireless activation signals to control an audio/visual element of another entertainment device. In the second mode, the entertainment device receives wireless activation signals from another entertainment device to control activation of an audio/visual element of the receiving entertainment device. Each device is interchangeable between operation in the first mode of controlling at least one other entertainment device and the second mode of being controlled by another entertainment device based on position of one entertainment device relative to the other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Inventors: James Russell Hornsby, Joseph L. McGowan, Michael C. Reynolds, Steven Fink, Robert W. Jeffway, JR., Steven R. Casino
  • Patent number: 8018531
    Abstract: A system for transmitting a modulated video signal to be presented on a digital display device, the video signal having a first frame and a second frame, the first frame and the second frame each comprised of a plurality of pixels, the system comprising a signal source for generating a video signal, an encoder, the encoder comprising a means for receiving the video signal from the signal source, a means for selectively altering luminance of the pixels of the first frame and the second frame of the video signal to represent a signal presence or signal absence and thereby creating a modulated video signal, and a means for providing the modulated video signal to a broadcast source, and the broadcast source for providing the modulated video signal from the encoder to a digital display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Koplar Interactive Systems International, LLC
    Inventors: James G. Withers, Yousri H. Barsoum, Edward J. Koplar, Michael C. Reynolds
  • Patent number: 7826674
    Abstract: A method for modulating a content signal (18) to contain an auxiliary signal, the content signal (18) having content segments, the method comprising logging detections of a test content signal (20) to create one or more log files (44); parsing the one or more log files (44) to create a profile file (46); scheduling the profile file (46) to create an encode file (48); and encoding the content signal (18) with the auxiliary signal according to the encode file (48) and a modulation method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Koplar Interactive Systems International, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Michael C. Reynolds, Jesse J. Chounard, II, Christopher E. Chupp
  • Publication number: 20100141836
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and system for signal modulation. A plurality of pixels are selected in a pattern such that a first pixel group of the plurality of pixels is unpaired with a second pixel group of the plurality of pixels throughout the pattern in a portion of a video signal. The intensity of the plurality of the pixels is altered at a constant magnitude in the portion of the video signal pursuant to the pattern in a substantially invisible way.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Applicant: KOPLAR INTERACTIVE SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher E. Chupp, Michael S. Gramelspacher, Jesse J. Chounard, II, James G. Withers, Yousri H. Barsoum, Michael C. Reynolds
  • Patent number: 7692723
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and system for signal modulation. A plurality of pixels are selected in a pattern such that a first pixel group of the plurality of pixels is unpaired with a second pixel group of the plurality of pixels throughout the pattern in a portion of a video signal. The intensity of the plurality of the pixels is altered at a constant magnitude in the portion of the video signal pursuant to the pattern in a substantially invisible way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Koplar Interactive Systems International L.L.C.
    Inventors: Christopher E. Chupp, Michael S. Gramelspacher, Jesse J. Chounard, II, James G. Withers, Yousri H. Barsoum, Michael C. Reynolds
  • Patent number: D666682
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Cepia, LLC
    Inventors: James Russell Hornsby, Joseph L. McGowan, Michael C. Reynolds, Dana L. Stewart
  • Patent number: D667062
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Cepia, LLC
    Inventors: James Russell Hornsby, Joseph L. McGowan, Michael C. Reynolds
  • Patent number: D669544
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Cepia, LLC
    Inventors: James Russell Hornsby, Joseph L. McGowan, Michael C. Reynolds