Patents by Inventor Michael K. Canavan

Michael K. Canavan 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: 9947018
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide for generating time-slot samples to which content may be assigned for measuring effects of the assigned content. Systems and methods provide for receiving viewer visit duration (VVD) that target viewers spend at a location where content is to be presented and receiving time intervals (TI) for data collection for data streams of interest that target viewers can affect during their visit to the location. A time-slot sample duration (TSSD) is determined using VVD and TI. Time-slot samples are generated that have a duration defined by the TSSD and a data collection period defined for at least a portion of the TSSD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Brian E. Brooks, Michael K. Canavan
  • Patent number: 8392350
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide for assigning pieces of content to time-slots samples for measuring effects of the assigned content. Systems and methods provide for receiving pair-wise content relatedness data that identifies each piece of content as experimental content or control content relative to other pieces of content, and algorithmically assigning experimental or control content pieces to time-slot samples using the content relatedness data, wherein additional content pieces assigned to a particular time-slot sample exclude non-identical related experimental content pieces defined relative to an experimental content piece previously assigned to the particular time-slot sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Brian E. Brooks, Michael K. Canavan
  • Publication number: 20090012847
    Abstract: Systems and computer-implemented methods provide for assessing effectiveness of communication content. Methods involve receiving a playlist and schedule implemented to eliminate at least some confounds from experimental data, distributing communication content, displaying the communication content according to the playlist and schedule, and collecting data relating to effectiveness of the communication content. Methods also involve providing rules for displaying the communication content implemented to eliminate at least some carryover effects, displaying the communication content according to the rules, and collecting data relating to effectiveness of the communication content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Inventors: Brian E. Brooks, Michael K. Canavan
  • Publication number: 20090012848
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide for generating time-slot samples to which content may be assigned for measuring effects of the assigned content. Systems and methods provide for receiving viewer visit duration (VVD) that target viewers spend at a location where content is to be presented and receiving time intervals (TI) for data collection for data streams of interest that target viewers can affect during their visit to the location. A time-slot sample duration (TSSD) is determined using VVD and TI. Time-slot samples are generated that have a duration defined by the TSSD and a data collection period defined for at least a portion of the TSSD.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Inventors: Brian E. Brooks, Michael K. Canavan
  • Publication number: 20090012927
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide for assigning pieces of content to time-slots samples for measuring effects of the assigned content. Systems and methods provide for receiving pair-wise content relatedness data that identifies each piece of content as experimental content or control content relative to other pieces of content, and algorithmically assigning experimental or control content pieces to time-slot samples using the content relatedness data, wherein additional content pieces assigned to a particular time-slot sample exclude non-identical related experimental content pieces defined relative to an experimental content piece previously assigned to the particular time-slot sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Inventors: Brian E. Brooks, Michael K. Canavan