Patents by Inventor Patrick O'Kelley

Patrick O'Kelley 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: 20060121987
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a digital identity or profile in a gaming console that communicates to a remote service. A “Gamer Profile” is created that serves as a building block for services and applications that aim to create a social community of gamers and grow relationships among players. In accordance with the present invention, the Gamer Profile is the entirety of information (e.g., metadata) related to a specific user. The Gamer Profile is developed from a set of services that collect and expose this information in a meaningful way to the community. Feedback information may be included that is provided by other users to further enhance the profile. The Gamer Profile also provides for personalization such that users can customize their gaming experience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2004
    Publication date: June 8, 2006
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Michal Bortnik, Scott Henson, Patrick O'Kelley, Johan Hansen, Ling Chen, Jerry Johnson
  • Publication number: 20060121989
    Abstract: Information is shared among users in a system by the use of a service. The service receives information from at least two different game applications that each have a configuration file (defined with a common schema) that defines information from the game application to share with a service. An intermediary program executing on a computer that is also executing one of said game applications receives information from the application as defined by said configuration files and stores at least a portion of the information received from the application. At least a portion of the information is sent to the service when the intermediary is in communication with the service over a network wherein the service provides information about a user of said at least two game applications based on information received by said service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2004
    Publication date: June 8, 2006
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick O'Kelley, Steven Lamb, Vincent Curley, Ling Chen, Michal Bortnik, James Jen, Jerry Johnson, Johan Hansen
  • Publication number: 20060121991
    Abstract: A user interface for displaying a user profile in a gaming console that communicates to a remote service. A “Gamer Profile” is created that serves as a building block for services and applications that aim to create a social community of garners and grow relationships among players. In accordance with the present invention, the Gamer Profile is the entirety of information (e.g., metadata) related to a specific user. The Gamer Profile is developed from a set of services that collect and expose this information in a meaningful way to the community. Feedback information may be included that is provided by other users to further enhance the profile. The Gamer Profile also provides for personalization such that users can customize their gaming experience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2004
    Publication date: June 8, 2006
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Michal Borinik, Paolo Malabuyo, Steven Gunn, James Macauley, Patrick O'Kelley
  • Publication number: 20060121990
    Abstract: A matchmaking service that selects matches based on personal/social characteristics as well as skill and experience. The service takes into account direct feedback from other players about positive and negative experiences with a particular player and expectations about appropriate conduct and type of game being played before a player joins the game session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2004
    Publication date: June 8, 2006
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick O'Kelley, Jerry Johnson, Michal Bortnik, Ling Chen, Johan Hansen