Patents by Inventor Michael Youssefmir

Michael Youssefmir 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: 10397361
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are disclosed for predictively selecting media content items and providing the predicted media content items to a cache. A media client may be in communication with a cache and detect the media content items stored on the cache. Based on the detection, a media content user interface may be modified and may contain the cached media content items or links to the cached media content items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Paul Lee, Vincent Wei-Kang Chen, Andrew D. Berkheimer, Michael Youssefmir, Ankur Jain, Eric Chu, Erdi Chen
  • Patent number: 9848055
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are disclosed for predictively selecting media content items and providing the predicted media content items to a cache. A media client may be in communication with a cache and detect the media content items stored on the cache. Based on the detection, a media content user interface may be modified and may contain the cached media content items or links to the cached media content items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Lee, Vincent Wei-Kang Chen, Andrew David Berkheimer, Michael Youssefmir, Ankur Jain, Eric Chu, Erdi Chen
  • Patent number: 9237361
    Abstract: A method for recording linear content and delivering it for time-shifted viewing is described. The linear content may be recorded live by the content delivery system in response to user requests. The content delivery system divides the recording into at least two portions, the first portion of sufficient duration to permit real time continuous playback of the recorded content on the customer premises equipment (CPE) if the first portion has previously been transmitted to the CPE and the second has not been transmitted. The content delivery system transmits the first portion to the CPE prior to playback, and the second portion is streamed to the CPE after playback has begun. The playback is under control of the CPE from local storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: OVER-THE-TOP NETOWRKS PRIVATE LIMITED COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael Youssefmir, James Vincent Burmeister, Philip R. Wiser, Blair Leavell, Michael W. Brown
  • Patent number: 9154824
    Abstract: A system for and method of transmitting audio and visual programming content, by identifying an amount of broadcast transmission capacity available for transmitting the content to one or more users. The content is separated into at least first and second portions based on user demand for the content and/or the identified available broadcast transmission capacity. The first portion of the content is transmitted, to a receiver/STB associated with at least one of the users, using the identified broadcast transmission capacity; and the second portion of the content is transmitted to the receiver using transmission other than broadcast transmission. The content can include nonlinear content. Transmission other than broadcast transmission can include unicast transmission, which can be in response to a user request and/or an initiation by a server. The received nonlinear content can be stored at the receiver for play back at a time different from the time of transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: OVER-THE-TOP NETWORKS PRIVATE LIMITED COMPANY
    Inventors: Philip R. Wiser, Yagyensh C. Pati, Garry M. Paxinos, Michael Youssefmir, James Vincent Burmeister, Anderson Hoyt Jackson, Richard Blair Leavell
  • Publication number: 20150067754
    Abstract: A system for and method of transmitting audio and visual programming content, by identifying an amount of broadcast transmission capacity available for transmitting the content to one or more users. The content is separated into at least first and second portions based on user demand for the content and/or the identified available broadcast transmission capacity. The first portion of the content is transmitted, to a receiver/STB associated with at least one of the users, using the identified broadcast transmission capacity; and the second portion of the content is transmitted to the receiver using transmission other than broadcast transmission. The content can include nonlinear content. Transmission other than broadcast transmission can include unicast transmission, which can be in response to a user request and/or an initiation by a server. The received nonlinear content can be stored at the receiver for play back at a time different from the time of transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Philip R. WISER, Yagyensh C. PATI, Garry M. PAXINOS, Michael YOUSSEFMIR, James Vincent BURMEISTER, Anderson Hoyt JACKSON, Richard Blair LEAVELL
  • Publication number: 20140229960
    Abstract: A content delivery system that works in a broadcast and linear content environment causing real time display of received linear content. The system limits the display of the linear content by determining a time to automatically change the display of the linear content based upon program guide information and other factors, unless a signal is or has been received from a user indicating further interest in the content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: KUAUTLI MEDIA INVESTMENT ZRT.
    Inventors: Michael YOUSSEFMIR, James Vincent BURMEISTER, Philip R. WISER
  • Publication number: 20140215537
    Abstract: A method for recording linear content and delivering it for time-shifted viewing is described. The linear content may be recorded live by the content delivery system in response to user requests. The content delivery system divides the recording into at least two portions, the first portion of sufficient duration to permit real time continuous playback of the recorded content on the customer premises equipment (CPE) if the first portion has previously been transmitted to the CPE and the second has not been transmitted. The content delivery system transmits the first portion to the CPE prior to playback, and the second portion is streamed to the CPE after playback has begun. The playback is under control of the CPE from local storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: KUAUTLI MEDIA INVESTMENT ZRT.
    Inventors: Michael YOUSSEFMIR, James Vincent BURMEISTER, Philip R. WISER, Blair LEAVELL, Michael W. BROWN
  • Patent number: 8732776
    Abstract: A content delivery system that works in a broadcast and linear content environment causing real time display of received linear content. The system limits the display of the linear content by determining a time to automatically change the display of the linear content based upon program guide information and other factors, unless a signal is or has been received from a user indicating further interest in the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Kuautli Media Investment Zrt.
    Inventors: Michael Youssefmir, Philip R. Wiser, James Vincent Burmeister
  • Patent number: 8719879
    Abstract: A method for recording linear content and delivering it for time-shifted viewing is described. The linear content may be recorded live by the content delivery system in response to user requests. The content delivery system divides the recording into at least two portions, the first portion of sufficient duration to permit real time continuous playback of the recorded content on the customer premises equipment (CPE) if the first portion has previously been transmitted to the CPE and the second has not been transmitted. The content delivery system transmits the first portion to the CPE prior to playback, and the second portion is streamed to the CPE after playback has begun. The playback is under control of the CPE from local storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Kuautli Media Investment ZRT.
    Inventors: Michael Youssefmir, James Vincent Burmeister, Philip R. Wiser, Blair Leavell, Michael W. Brown
  • Patent number: 8544048
    Abstract: A system for and method of transmitting audio and visual programming content, by identifying an amount of broadcast transmission capacity available for transmitting the content to one or more users. The content is separated into at least first and second portions based on user demand for the content and/or the identified available broadcast transmission capacity. The first portion of the content is transmitted, to a receiver/STB associated with at least one of the users, using the identified broadcast transmission capacity; and the second portion of the content is transmitted to the receiver using transmission other than broadcast transmission. The content can include nonlinear content. Transmission other than broadcast transmission can include unicast transmission, which can be in response to a user request and/or an initiation by a server. The received nonlinear content can be stored at the receiver for play back at a time different from the time of transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Kustin Corp.
    Inventors: Philip R. Wiser, Yagyensh C. Pati, Garry M. Paxinos, Michael Youssefmir, James Vincent Burmeister, Anderson Hoyt Jackson, Richard Blair Leavell
  • Patent number: 8532048
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention comprises transmitting a broadcast burst in a broadcast channel from a base station of a radio communications system. The invention further comprises receiving a request burst from a user terminal, and transmitting a message burst from the base station to the user terminal from which the request was received. The message burst includes a description of the channels available on the radio communications system for receiving messages from user terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Richard Uhlik, Michael Youssefmir, Mitchell D. Trott, Craig H. Barratt
  • Publication number: 20130014159
    Abstract: A viewer interface for a content delivery system is described. In one embodiment, a method for displaying programming content described. This method, occurring in a receiver controller, includes receiving a user identification from an user interface device; in response to the user identification, activating an interactive graphical display personalized for a viewer identified by the user identification; and displaying, in the interactive graphical display, a menu of programming content that can be personalized for the viewer according to the viewer's viewing preferences, wherein the programming content can be received from at least one of a broadcast transmission and unicast transmission. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventors: Philip R. WISER, David ALLRED, Erin Patrice BENJAMIN, James Vincent BURMEISTER, Yagyensh C. PATI, Perry SIMON, Michael YOUSSEFMIR
  • Publication number: 20120331515
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for programming content reconstruction in a content delivery system are described. In one embodiment, a method to repair programming content at a receiver controller includes receiving a programming content on the receiver controller from a broadcast transmission; identifying, if present, a portion of the programming content received on the receiver controller that is corrupted; determining in a broadband network, other servers and receiver controllers connected to the broadband network that have an uncorrupted version of the corrupted portion of the programming content; sending a request to one of the other servers and receiver controllers for the uncorrupted version of the corrupted portion of the programming content and receiving the uncorrupted version of the corrupted portion of the programming content from the one of the other servers and receiver controllers. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventors: Philip R. Wiser, James Vincent Burmeister, Marc H. Goldburg, Anderson Hoyt Jackson, Richard Johnson, Richard Blair Leavell, Yagyensh C. Pati, Garry M. Paxinos, Robert Denton Silfvast, Michael Youssefmir
  • Publication number: 20120314140
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a remote control for interacting with a video programming system are described. In some embodiments, a remote control unit for an intelligent video programming system having user-dedicated buttons, biometric identification systems, mechanical identification systems, electromechanical identification systems, or voice-activation identification systems on the remote control unit to allow a user to self-identify that user to the intelligent video programming system. Upon pressing this user-dedicated button or otherwise activating a self-identification system on the remote control unit, content personalized for that user is presented and the user's navigational behavior is tracked to further the presentation of personalized content for that user. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventors: Philip R. WISER, Yagyensh C. PATI, Michael YOUSSEFMIR
  • Publication number: 20120099459
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention comprises transmitting a broadcast burst in a broadcast channel from a base station of a radio communications system. The invention further comprises receiving a request burst from a user terminal, and transmitting a message burst from the base station to the user terminal from which the request was received. The message burst includes a description of the channels available on the radio communications system for receiving messages from user terminals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2012
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Inventors: CHRISTOPHER R. UHLIK, Michael Youssefmir, Mitchell D. Trott, Craig H. Barratt
  • Publication number: 20120005705
    Abstract: A content delivery system that works in a broadcast and linear content environment causing real time display of received linear content. The system limits the display of the linear content by determining a time to automatically change the display of the linear content based upon program guide information and other factors, unless a signal is or has been received from a user indicating further interest in the content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Inventors: Michael YOUSSEFMIR, Philip R. Wiser, James Vincent Burmeister
  • Patent number: 8089925
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention comprises transmitting a broadcast burst in a broadcast channel from a base station of a radio communications system. The invention further comprises receiving a request burst from a user terminal, and transmitting a message burst from the base station to the user terminal from which the request was received. The message burst includes a description of the channels available on the radio communications system for receiving messages from user terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Richard Uhlik, Michael Youssefmir, Mitchell D. Trott, Craig H. Barratt
  • Publication number: 20110307942
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for requesting content over a public network is described. A customer premises equipment (CPE) can receive a time-varying signal over a private broadcast network. The signal can be used to generate authorization information on the CPE for content access over the public network. When a request for content that must be served over the public network is made at the CPE, the validity of the authorization information can be verified before the request is sent to the content delivery system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Inventors: Michael Youssefmir, Philip R. Wiser
  • Publication number: 20110307929
    Abstract: A method for recording linear content and delivering it for time-shifted viewing is described. The linear content may be recorded live by the content delivery system in response to user requests. The content delivery system divides the recording into at least two portions, the first portion of sufficient duration to permit real time continuous playback of the recorded content on the customer premises equipment (CPE) if the first portion has previously been transmitted to the CPE and the second has not been transmitted. The content delivery system transmits the first portion to the CPE prior to playback, and the second portion is streamed to the CPE after playback has begun. The playback is under control of the CPE from local storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Inventors: Michael YOUSSEFMIR, James Vincent Burmeister, Philip R. Wiser, Blair Leavell, Michael W. Brown
  • Publication number: 20100325666
    Abstract: A system for and method of transmitting audio and visual programming content, by identifying an amount of broadcast transmission capacity available for transmitting the content to one or more users. The content is separated into at least first and second portions based on user demand for the content and/or the identified available broadcast transmission capacity. The first portion of the content is transmitted, to a receiver/STB associated with at least one of the users, using the identified broadcast transmission capacity; and the second portion of the content is transmitted to the receiver using transmission other than broadcast transmission. The content can include nonlinear content. Transmission other than broadcast transmission can include unicast transmission, which can be in response to a user request and/or an initiation by a server. The received nonlinear content can be stored at the receiver for play back at a time different from the time of transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Inventors: Philip R. WISER, Yagyensh C. Pati, Garry M. Paxinos, Michael Youssefmir, James Vincent Burmeister, Anderson Hoyt Jackson, Richard Blair Leavell