Patents by Inventor Natasha Barrett Schultz

Natasha Barrett Schultz 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: 8266652
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a computing device having a controller to transmit a client program having a graphical user interface (GUI) to a media device operating in an interactive television (iTV) network, wherein the client program presents an overlay that superimposes onto media content received by the media device and enables the media device to associate a user-generated comment with the media content received at the media device, receive at least one of a plurality of user-generated comments and media content in a temporal vicinity of the plurality of user-generated comments via the client program, receive a request to transmit to a recipient device a portion of the plurality of user-generated comments or the media content in the temporal vicinity of the plurality of user-generated comments, and transmit to the recipient device one of the portion or one or more links to the portion. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Linda Roberts, E-Lee Chang, Ja-Young Sung, Natasha Barrett Schultz, Robert Arthur King
  • Patent number: 8224756
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a system having a controller to collect one or more user-generated comments from each of a plurality of computing devices, detect a correlation in the one or more user-generated comments collected from the plurality of computing devices, and establish a social network between the plurality of computing devices according to the detected correlation. The one or more user-generated comments can be temporally associated with media content presented at the plurality of computing devices. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Linda Roberts, E-Lee Chang, Ja-Young Sung, Natasha Barrett Schultz, Robert Arthur King
  • Publication number: 20110138326
    Abstract: A method that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, the steps of transmitting media content to a group of set top boxes for presentation with an overlay superimposed onto the media content, where the overlay can include a timeline corresponding to the presentation of the media content and receiving a first comment from a first set top box of the group of set top boxes, where the first comment is presentable with the overlay and the media content by the group of set top boxes. Additional steps can include receiving a tag generated at a first set top box during presentation of the media content, presenting the tag while the media content is presented, correlating the tag to a portion of the media content timeline and analyzing metadata associated with the portion of the media content timeline that is tagged to determine a first marketing parameter. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Linda Roberts, E-Lee Chang, Ja-Young Sung, Natasha Barrett Schultz, Robert A. King
  • Publication number: 20110122220
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a system having a controller to present an overlay combined with a presentation of media content at each of a plurality of computing devices on an electronic communications network to illustrate a collection of one or more commentaries temporally associated with portions of the presented media content where the portions of the presented media content comprises portions of a teleconference workflow meeting, to collect one or more commentaries from each of the plurality of computing devices, and to present the commentaries from the plurality of computing devices. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Linda Roberts, E-Lee Chang, Ja-Young Sung, Natasha Barrett Schultz, Robert Arthur King
  • Publication number: 20110126253
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a system having a controller to collect one or more user-generated comments from each of a plurality of computing devices, detect a correlation in the one or more user-generated comments collected from the plurality of computing devices, and establish a social network between the plurality of computing devices according to the detected correlation. The one or more user-generated comments can be temporally associated with media content presented at the plurality of computing devices. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: LINDA ROBERTS, E-Lee Chang, Ja-Young Sung, Natasha Barrett Schultz, Robert Arthur King
  • Publication number: 20110126252
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a computing device, including a controller to: transmit a client program having a graphical user interface (GUI) to a media device operating in an interactive television (iTV) network, wherein the client program presents a symbolic overlay that superimposes onto media content received by the media device and enables the media device to associate commentary with the media content received at the media device; and conduct searches for one of consumer products or consumer services associated with the media content based on the commentary regarding the media content. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: LINDA ROBERTS, E-LEE CHANG, JA-YOUNG SUNG, NATASHA BARRETT SCHULTZ, ROBERT ARTHUR KING
  • Publication number: 20110119694
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a system having a controller to present an overlay that is combined with a presentation of media content at each of a plurality of computing devices to illustrate a collection of one or more user-generated comments temporally associated with portions of the presented media content such as portions of a media on demand presentation, collect one or more user-generated comments from each of the plurality of computing devices, and present the one or more user-generated comments from each of the plurality of computing devices as part of a video on demand catalog. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: LINDA ROBERTS, E-Lee Chang, Ja-Young Sung, Natasha Barrett Schultz, Robert Arthur King
  • Publication number: 20110119725
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a computing device, including a controller to: transmit a client program having a graphical user interface (GUI) to a media device operating in an interactive television (iTV) network, wherein the client program presents a symbolic overlay that superimposes onto media content received by the media device and enables the media device to associate commentary with the media content received at the media device; and present the commentary by symbolic representations in a carrousel format within a window of the presentation of the symbolic overlay and in a vicinity of the media content. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: LINDA ROBERTS, E-LEE CHANG, JA-YOUNG SUNG, NATASHA BARRETT SCHULTZ, ROBERT ARTHUR KING
  • Publication number: 20110113458
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a set-top-box (STB) having a controller to present media content supplied by a content provider operating in an interactive television (iTV) network, wherein the media content comprises a tutorial for one of a product and a service, the tutorial comprising steps for utilizing one of the product and the service, access via a graphical user interface (GUI) a client program, wherein the client program presents an overlay that superimposes onto the media content, receive a user-generated comment, wherein the user-generated comment is associated with the media content by the client program, transmit the user-generated comment to a third party for analyzing the user-generated comment and determining parameters for evaluating at least one of the product and service tutorial, wherein replacement media content is generated by the third party based on the determined parameters. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2009
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Linda Roberts, E-Lee Chang, Ja-Young Sung, Natasha Barrett Schultz, Robert Arthur King
  • Publication number: 20110112665
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a computing device, including a controller to: transmit a client program having a graphical user interface (GUI) to a media device operating in an interactive television (iTV) network, wherein the client program presents a symbolic overlay that superimposes onto media content received by the media device and enables the media device to associate comments with the media content received at the media device, and wherein the comments are presented by at least one symbol in a temporal vicinity of the media content; and perform a highlighting event when a cursor of an input device is positioned at or near the at least one symbol of the presentation of the symbolic overlay. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: LINDA ROBERTS, E-LEE CHANG, JA-YOUNG SUNG, NATASHA BARRETT SCHULTZ, ROBERT ARTHUR KING
  • Publication number: 20110111854
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a system having a controller to collect one or more user-generated remarks from each of a plurality of computing devices where the one or more user-generated remarks are temporally associated with media content in the form of a gaming session presented at the plurality of computing devices and present the one or more user-generated remarks as an overlay combined with the gaming session as a presentation to at least a set among the plurality of computing devices. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Linda Roberts, E-Lee Chang, Ja-Young Sung, Natasha Barrett Schultz, Robert Arthur King
  • Publication number: 20110113332
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a system having a controller to present an overlay that is combined with a presentation of media content, collect one or more user-generated remarks from each of a plurality of computing devices where the one or more user-generated remarks are temporally associated with media content presented at the plurality of computing devices according to the overlay, monitor one or more user-generated comments from each of the plurality of computing devices, and selectively filter the one or more user-generated comments from each of the plurality of computing devices. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2009
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Linda Roberts, E-Lee Chang, Ja-Young Sung, Natasha Barrett Schultz, Robert Arthur King
  • Publication number: 20110109648
    Abstract: A method that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, the steps of transmitting media content to a group of set top boxes for presentation with an overlay superimposed onto the media content, receiving a first comment from a first set top box of the group of set top boxes where the first comment is presentable with the overlay and the media content by the group of set top boxes, determining a first advertisement based on the first comment, and transmitting the first advertisement to the first set top box for presentation with the overlay and the media content. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: LINDA ROBERTS, E-LEE CHANG, JA-YOUNG SUNG, NATASHA BARRETT SCHULTZ, ROBERT ARTHUR KING
  • Publication number: 20110113440
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a computing device operative in an interactive television (iTV) network, including a controller to: receive a signal from a first communication device to start a first media evaluation session of media content and associate a first user-generated comment with the media content; receive, at a different time, a signal from at least a second communication device to start a second media evaluation session of the media content and associate a second user-generated comment with the media content; synchronize the first user-generated comment and the second user-generated comment into a single commentary timeline; and insert the synchronized user-generated comments in a temporal vicinity of the media content as an overlay for playback by a media device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I.L.P.
    Inventors: LINDA ROBERTS, E-LEE CHANG, JA-YOUNG SUNG, NATASHA BARRETT SCHULTZ, Robert Arthur King
  • Publication number: 20110106718
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a system having a controller to collect one or more user-generated comments from each of a plurality of computing devices, detect a correlation in the one or more user-generated comments collected from the plurality of computing devices, and establish a social network between the plurality of computing devices according to the detected correlation. The one or more user-generated comments can be temporally associated with media content presented at the plurality of computing devices. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Linda Roberts, E-Lee Chang, Ja-Young Sung, Natasha Barrett Schultz, Robert Arthur King
  • Publication number: 20110106612
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a media processor having a controller to present media content provided by a media content source operating in an interactive television (iTV) network, access a client program which presents an overlay that superimposes onto the media content, wherein the client program enables the media processor to associate at least a portion of the media content with a user-generated comment, receive the user-generated comment, wherein the user-generated comment provides commentary on the portion of the media content, associate the user-generated comment with the portion of the media content, and transmit the user-generated comment to a third party for determination of marketing parameters of the portion of the media content. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY L.L.P.
    Inventors: LINDA ROBERTS, E-Lee Chang, Ja-Young Sung, Natasha Barrett Schultz, Robert Arthur King
  • Publication number: 20110093909
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a computing device having a controller to transmit a client program having a graphical user interface (GUI) to a media device operating in an interactive television (iTV) network, wherein the client program presents an overlay that superimposes onto media content received by the media device and enables the media device to associate a user-generated comment with the media content received at the media device, receive at least one of a plurality of user-generated comments and media content in a temporal vicinity of the plurality of user-generated comments via the client program, receive a request to transmit to a recipient device a portion of the plurality of user-generated comments or the media content in the temporal vicinity of the plurality of user-generated comments, and transmit to the recipient device one of the portion or one or more links to the portion. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: LINDA ROBERTS, E-Lee Chang, Ja-Young Sung, Natasha Barrett Schultz, Robert Arthur King