Patents by Inventor Mike Park

Mike Park 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: 10311505
    Abstract: A method, system, GUI, apparatus, and computer readable media for enabling a customer to access to an unpublished media file uploaded by an artist are provided. An artist's profile may be hosted on, for example, a web site, SMS/MMS gateway, and a WAP site. A previously unpublished media file may be received from the artist based on a publish option of listed unpublished media content and may be uploaded to the user profile. The unpublished media file may be associated with the artist's account. A request to access the media file may be received from a customer. An account associated with the customer may be updated to indicate their requested access to the media file. The customer may then be enabled to access the media file. The user's account may be updated to indicate the transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: IHEARTMEDIA MANAGEMENT SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Chris Phenner, Lasse Hamre, Mike Park
  • Publication number: 20180268470
    Abstract: A method and system for enabling a customer to access both an artist profile and associated artist media files for purchase through a Web-based portable store. An artist profile may be hosted on, for example, a web site, SMS/MMS gateway, and a WAP site. A media file may be received from the artist along with a customizable store widget and may be uploaded to the artist's profile. The customer may then purchase a media file through the artist's profile by further accessing the Web-based portable store. The artist's account may be updated to indicate the transaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: iHeartMedia Management Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Phenner, Lasse Hamre, Mike Park
  • Patent number: 9990671
    Abstract: A method, system, GUI, apparatus, and computer readable media for enabling a customer to access both an artist media file as well as the associated artist are provided. An artist profile may be hosted on, for example, a web site, SMS/MMS gateway, and a WAP site. A media file may be received from the artist along with artist contact links and may be uploaded to the artist's profile. A request to access the media file and/or the artist may be received from a customer. The customer may then be enabled to access the media file and/or artist. The artist's account may be updated to indicate the transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: iHeartMedia Management Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Phenner, Lasse Hamre, Mike Park
  • Publication number: 20170069007
    Abstract: A method, system, GUI, apparatus, and machine-readable media for enabling a customer to access information associated with a hosted user profile via a third party information source are provided. A customer may request information associated with a user profile via a mechanism provided by a third party information source via, for example, a mobile communications device. The customer may be enabled to access the information associated with the hosted user profile and an account associated with the customer may be updated to reflect the access. An account associated with the user may be updated to show the transaction and a statement regarding transactions associated with the user profile may be prepared and presented to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Applicant: iHeartMedia Management Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Phenner, Lasse Hamre, Mike Park
  • Patent number: 9565245
    Abstract: Time-based media is distributed and promoted in a social networking environment. Accounts of a social networking system author social media content items (SMCIs) from which a social networking system infers relevance of content to users of those accounts. Content distributors submit time-based media content to the social networking system, which creates distributor SMCIs containing the time-based media content. Accounts are identified to receive distributor SMCIs based on SMCIs previously authored by those accounts as well as identifying information and the subject of the SMCI. Content promoters may add promotional material to distributor SMCIs, which the social networking service sends to additional accounts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn Brown, Mike Park, Jé Carr
  • Patent number: 9530158
    Abstract: A method, system, GUI, apparatus, and machine-readable media for enabling a customer to access information associated with a hosted user profile via a third party information source are provided. A customer may request information associated with a user profile via a mechanism provided by a third party information source via, for example, a mobile communications device. The customer may be enabled to access the information associated with the hosted user profile and an account associated with the customer may be updated to reflect the access. An account associated with the user may be updated to show the transaction and a statement regarding transactions associated with the user profile may be prepared and presented to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: IHEARTMEDIA MANAGEMENT SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Chris Phenner, Lasse Hamre, Mike Park
  • Publication number: 20160005105
    Abstract: A method, system, GUI, apparatus, and computer readable media for enabling a customer to access both an artist media file as well as the associated artist are provided. An artist profile may be hosted on, for example, a web site, SMS/MMS gateway, and a WAP site. A media file may be received from the artist along with artist contact links and may be uploaded to the artist's profile. A request to access the media file and/or the artist may be received from a customer. The customer may then be enabled to access the media file and/or artist. The artist's account may be updated to indicate the transaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Applicant: iHeartMedia Management Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Phenner, Lasse Hamre, Mike Park
  • Publication number: 20160005104
    Abstract: A method, system, GUI, apparatus, and computer readable media for enabling a customer to access to an unpublished media file uploaded by an artist are provided. An artist's profile may be hosted on, for example, a web site, SMS/MMS gateway, and a WAP site. A previously unpublished media file may be received from the artist based on a publish option of listed unpublished media content and may be uploaded to the user profile. The unpublished media file may be associated with the artist's account. A request to access the media file may be received from a customer. An account associated with the customer may be updated to indicate their requested access to the media file. The customer may then be enabled to access the media file. The user's account may be updated to indicate the transaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Applicant: IHEARTMEDIA MANAGEMENT SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Chris Phenner, Lasse Hamre, Mike Park
  • Patent number: 9143471
    Abstract: A method, system, GUI, apparatus, and computer readable media for enabling a customer to access to a media file uploaded by a user are provided. A user profile may be generated using received login and profile information. The user profile may be hosted on, for example, a web site, SMS/MMS gateway, and a WAP site. A media file may be received from the user and may be upload to the user profile. The media file may be associated with a user account. A request to access the media file may be received from a customer. An account associated with the customer may be updated to indicate their requested access to the media file. The customer may then be enabled to access the media file. The user's account may be updated to indicate the transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: iHeartMedia Management Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Phenner, Lasse Hamre, Mike Park
  • Patent number: 8401974
    Abstract: A method, system, GUI, apparatus, and computer readable media for enabling a customer to access to a media file uploaded by a user are provided. A user profile may be generated using received login and profile information. The user profile may be hosted on, for example, a web site, SMS/MMS gateway, and a WAP site. A media file may be received from the user and may be upload to the user profile. The media file may be associated with a user account. A request to access the media file may be received from a customer. An account associated with the customer may be updated to indicate their requested access to the media file. The customer may then be enabled to access the media file. The user's account may be updated to indicate the transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Clear Channel Management Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Phenner, Lasse Hamre, Mike Park
  • Publication number: 20100257005
    Abstract: A method, system, GUI, apparatus, and computer readable media for enabling a customer to access to a media file uploaded by a user are provided. A user profile may be generated using received login and profile information. The user profile may be hosted on, for example, a web site, SMS/MMS gateway, and a WAP site. A media file may be received from the user and may be upload to the user profile. The media file may be associated with a user account. A request to access the media file may be received from a customer. An account associated with the customer may be updated to indicate their requested access to the media file. The customer may then be enabled to access the media file. The user's account may be updated to indicate the transaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2009
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Applicant: Thumbplay, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Phenner, Lasse Hamre, Mike Park
  • Publication number: 20100257076
    Abstract: A method, system, GUI, apparatus, and machine-readable media for enabling a customer to access information associated with a hosted user profile via a third party information source are provided. A customer may request information associated with a user profile via a mechanism provided by a third party information source via, for example, a mobile communications device. The customer may be enabled to access the information associated with the hosted user profile and an account associated with the customer may be updated to reflect the access. An account associated with the user may be updated to show the transaction and a statement regarding transactions associated with the user profile may be prepared and presented to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2009
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Applicant: Thumbplay, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Phenner, Lasse Hamre, Mike Park
  • Patent number: 7713123
    Abstract: A bonus round for a slot game. A player can select random elements in order to win prizes, different elements may have different award amounts. A player is offered an opportunity to receive a hint, and if the player accepts a hint then the player is provided a clue of which random element(s) to select or avoid to obtain a greater award.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: ID Interactive LLC
    Inventors: Ignacio Gerson, Jorge Heymann, Mike Park
  • Publication number: 20070099687
    Abstract: A bonus round for a slot game. A player can select random elements in order to win prizes, different elements may have different award amounts. A player is offered an opportunity to receive a hint, and if the player accepts a hint then the player is provided a clue of which random element(s) to select or avoid to obtain a greater award.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2006
    Publication date: May 3, 2007
    Inventors: Ignacio Gerson, Jorge Heymann, Mike Park
  • Patent number: 6290584
    Abstract: An improved workpiece carrier assembly includes a workpiece retaining assembly having a plurality of distinct retaining elements rather than a one-piece retaining ring. In accordance with one embodiment, a plurality of retaining segments reside within a like plurality of channels. The retaining segments may be individually or collectively controlled by a pressurized fluid system. In accordance with an alternate embodiment, a plurality of retaining pins reside within a like plurality of guide sleeves. The retaining pins may be individually or collectively controlled by a pressurized fluid system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2001
    Assignee: SpeedFam-IPEC Corporation
    Inventors: Inki Kim, Mark Meloni, Mike Park